Vancouver’s former Olympic Village is now home to urban beavers Global Post (frosty zoom)
Glimpse into Onbashira, the Dangerous Japanese Log Moving Festival Colossal (resilc). Be sure to watch the video.
Cooling down Chicago Science Daily (Chuck L)
How to Prepare for a Collapse in 9 Steps – a Case Study with David Holmgren Walden Labs (Chuck L). You have to be pretty well off to do the initial setup. And I hate to say it, but my first step in preparing for collapse would be: “Procure a 20 year supply of antibiotics, alcohol (both the potable and medical type), bandages, and computer parts.” And set up your library.
TV: “Truly unsettling” discovery at Fukushima… problem “far greater than previously thought” — Boss reveals 600 tons of fuel melted, can’t find it eneNews (furzy). Yes, this is eneNews, but it cites ABC, which is Australia’s BBC. Here is the segment.
The Internet Back in the 1990s Compared to Now Laughing Squid (resilc)
The False Promise of DNA Testing Atlantic (Chuck L). Important.
New Chewable ADHD Medication, Adzenys, Has Some Worried PsychCentral (Emma). Not letting boys be boys any more allows for new ways to create speed addicts even younger. More at Motherboard: Orange-Flavored, Dissolvable Amphetamine for Children Approved by FDA
Pope scraps abuse tribunal for negligent bishops Washington Post (furzy)
European Bail-In Regulation Threatens Banks’ Trade Business Wall Street Journal
Google is the EU Remain campaign’s secret weapon The Register
Fed’s Brainard warns Brexit could hit US Financial Times
Russia’s Bad Relations With the West Makes Good Economic Sense Russia Insider (Chuck L)
Error by Washington and Moscow Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire.net (Chuck L). Important.
Interview with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz Der Spiegel. On Turkey.
The Expulsion and the Evidence American Prospect
With Germany’s Armenian Genocide Vote, Has Turkey Lost Its Only Friend in Europe? Foreign Policy (resilc)
In Turkey, a Syrian Child ‘Has to Work to Survive’ New York Times (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Α Τhird World War? Paul Craig Roberts
Meet Sultana, the Taliban’s Worst Fear New York Times. Emma: “Not just the Taliban’s worst fear…..the US rejected her visa application. However, the Canadians have welcomed Maria so Sultana could try there instead. Or even the UK where Malala now resides: Maria Toorpakai: Pakistani squash player who defied the Taliban Express Tribune
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Madeleine Albright Unhinged Nutcase? Sic Semper Tyrannis
What Bernie Supporters Want Jacobin (August West)
Top Dems in talks on how to push Sanders to end campaign: report The Hill (martha r). Wowsers. “What about ‘no’ don’t you understand?” Warren as VP as a bribe? That assures Clinton loses in the general. Two old East Coast old technocratic women lawyers with Ivy League credentials and are both with a strong propensity to be domineering will not play well west of the Acela corridor (well, save in San Francisco, Austin, Portland, and some university towns. And I am not exaggerating re Warren. In my one phone call with Warren, she came off as the most openly dominant person I have ever encountered). But no wonder Warren has been so aggressive on Twitter.
Bernie Sanders Has Already Won California Dave Dayen, New Republic
Sanders seizes momentum heading into California The Hill (martha r). I am way less optimistic. The vote suppression, by making independents request a Dem presidential primary ballot in advance, is a big help to Clinton.
California’s registered voters hit record high ahead of Tuesday presidential primary Los Angeles Times (furzy)
Poll: Are you backing Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in N.J. primary? NJ.com. Martha r: “Informal, unscientific readers poll, still running. Don’t try to game it! Sanders way ahead right now. 142 delegates at stake. I did not expect him to take NJ but if this is any indication it’s quite possible.”
Could Superdelegates Really Stop Bernie Sanders? New Republic
Clinton wins Virgin Islands caucuses The Hill (furzy)
WI Dem Convention Passes Resolution Against Superdelegate System Dem Convention Blog (martha r).
Sanders to Clinton: Yes, Trump’s Foreign Policy Ideas Are Scary. But So Are Yours Common Dreams (martha r)
Clinton Rejects ‘America First’ American Conservative. Resilc: “Mr. Vicky Nuland.”
Clinton Vows to Break the ‘Celluloid Ceiling’ New York Magazine. Resilc: “Major point with flyover serfs.”
Democrats Should Listen a Lot More to Labor Nation. After 30 years of beating up unions?
Anti-Trump Voices Amplify on Internet, With Violent Results New York Times (furzy)
Since clinching the GOP nomination, Trump has gone off stride, off message Washington Post (furzy). I keep wondering if Trump really wants to win. As I’ve said repeatedly, he could not possibly want to be President if he understood the job. Or is this a bizarre exercise to let everyone know that he will not be managed or even “handled”?
Trump tweets doctored photo ripped off WCPO.com. Now I doubt Trump is capable of doing his own Photoshopping. So did he suggest this? Did some overeager subordinate give him this pic, unable to find an image of bona fide black supporters? This is the downside of Twitter: you own what you say.
Campus rapist given lenient sentence to avoid “severe impact on him” Boing Boing (resilc)
A Weekend in Chicago: Where Gunfire Is a Terrifying NormNew York Times (furzy)
Dems Should Be Worried About This Jobs Report New York Magazine
Credit Suisse Boss Faces Revolt From Bankers Over Strategy Shift New York Times (furzy)
Letting ‘Wall Street’ Walk Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
When Your 401(k) Is Better for Your Employer Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. More nasties in fine print.
The Rich Are Different, and It Matters Bloomberg (resilc)
Meaningful work not created, only destroyed, by bosses, study finds ScienceDaily (Chuck L)
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