What’s happening to the fireflies? TreeHugger (resilc). Oh I loved fireflies! When we lived in West Virginia and the panhandle of Maryland (before I was six years old), it was so exciting to see how many would come out in our back yards.
Social Media App Usage Across the Globe Digital Vision (Chuck L)
Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air MIT Technology Review (David L)
Oracle Whistleblower Suit Raises Questions Over Cloud Accounting Slashdot (Dan K)
US Seeks “Total Ban” on Chinese Steel: Alarm Bells Ring Over “Nuclear” Option Michael Shedlock. EM flags this reader comment:
‘Of course, the article has nary a word on workers. Not a word on what happens once China corners the steel market. You still think China will “dump” steel into the US once they put all US firms out of business? You really think manufacturers using steel will pass along the (bulk of) savings to consumers rather than pocketing (for shareholders)?
China warned on hostile business climate Financial Times
The World’s Most Extreme Speculative Mania Unravels in China Bloomberg (EM)
EU-Poland Drama: Sanctions against Poland? Defend Democracy
How to Understand ISIS New York Review of Books (resilc)
The Latest Attempt to Whitewash the Saudi-Led Coalition’s Crimes in Yemen American Conservative (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Researchers hack the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, shut off alarm remotely Help Net Security (Chuck L)
Mark Zuckerberg’s password was ‘dadada’. What hope do the rest of us have? Telegraph (Bill B)
Imperial Collapse Watch
America Excels in Business of Death Consortium News (RR)
Clinton E-Mail Tar Baby
State Department Blocks Release Of Hillary Clinton-Era TPP Emails Until After The Election International Business Times
Clinton emails on trade deal held until after election CNN amplifies IBT.
Donald Trump Campaign Demands State Department Release Hillary Clinton’s Trade-Related Emails David Sirota, International Business Times. MS: “Trump is back on message.” We’ll see if this is just some signal in the noise or the beginning of a shift in tactics.
Did Clinton’s Emails Expose CIA Agents? Consortium News (Teejay)
Just to lift your spirits, Berners… John Laurits (martha r). Be sure to vote if you are in a primary state, and urge any friends and family members to do so. And if you are in CA, be SURE to vote early. You can anticipate vote suppression, in the form of long lines, in expected to be Bernie-friendly polling stations.
The Media is Lying to You – Hillary Clinton is Not the Democratic Presidential Nominee JEFF KURZON
DEMOCRAT FOR U.S. CONGRESS (NY-7) (Jeff E)
Hillary Clinton Has Clinched Democratic Nomination, Survey Reports New York Times. Lambert was ripshit over this and he considers himself to be a battle-hardened political commentator. Jeff W:
This “news story” is so unbelievably, mindbogglingly wrong on so many different levels—the most obvious being its timing on the eve of the California primary—that it is difficult to express them all. Who, exactly, is in charge of the New York Times or the AP? Joseph Goebbels?
As cynical as I am about the mainstream media, I could not have imagined that it would sink this low.
I was so pissed I made a donation to Sanders.
Consider participating in the CA phonebank to get voters out, link here. Even an hour would be a BIG help.
If you have supported Sanders, I suggest you also consider making a donation, either ASAP or right after Sanders makes his statement after the CA vote is called, to show you support him continuing no matter what. The size of your donation is not as important as the act of making a donation to back his plan to keep fighting till the end.
AP count: Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination Associated Press. Dan K: “This is the original from AP. Comments are lively.”
In San Francisco, Berniecrats lash out at press for calling nomination for Clinton Washington Post (martha r)
Sanders Campaign Statement Kevin C.
Who gives to Bernie Sanders? Los Angeles Times. Adrien: “You can click on the map and get into the nitty gritty of zipcodes even in Manhattan or any other place of the nation. I could see that my zip code gave a lot! made me proud of my neighbors. I never gave as much to any politician in my life…”
New York Times Reporter Asks Sanders If He Is Sexist Due To His Opposing Hillary Clinton Jonathan Turley. Ready your barf bag.
My Role With the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee James Zogby, LobeLog. More important that anodyne headline indicates.
Will Hillary Clinton Get Favored Treatment? Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
“HERE IT IS: THE DIVINE GRACE’S TAKE ON THIS GOTDAMNED ELECTION” Divine Grace, Facebook. From late May, but as martha r points out, “Better than most of what’s been published on the primaries since they began.”
Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election? Vanity Fair. Resilc: “Excuses coming already?”
The Trump Campaign Is in Full Nuclear Meltdown Mode Vanity Fair. Not showing up in the polls. Resilc: “Don’t they wish. He is THE protest vote against the same ole shit.” Trump has gotten as far as he has with no ground game whatsoever. He presumably does need to build a good one pretty pronto, at least in swing states. How many days prior to the election does that have to be in place, and in how many states? What throws off the time-tested rules is the ginormous amount of free media Trump receives, but how far can he push that model? BTW, I’ve privately made the same point Stiglitz make re delegation; Trump made his distaste for and distrust of deep organizations clear in a New York Times Sunday Magazine story a few weeks ago, which contained a little sketch of what more orthodox campaign organization for Trump might look like. It showed four Trump loyalist reporting to Trump, but they two layers below them all were assigned names that indicated that they were wastes of money, not competent, or outright saboteurs. How can he run a large bureaucracy when he clearly hates them? So again, I keep wondering whether Trump is subconsciously trying to punt the election, since he cannot really want the job, but he keeps winding up with “Springtime for Hitler”esque results.
More Democracy in action: HERE IS THE AD RUNNING IN THE SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA CRAIGSLIST FOR ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS. Sic Semper Tyrannis. Chuck L: “It would be very interesting to learn where this money is coming from.”
Trump faces tough time over trade talk Financial Times
Why Trump lawyers won’t ask Trump University judge to step aside Alison Frankel, Reuters
Trump Orders Surrogates to Intensify Criticism of Judge and Journalists Bloomberg. Note he overruled his minders.
US pays more for cancer drugs Financial Times
A steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action’: Dad defends Stanford sex offender Washington Post (Dan K)
Janet Yellen Speech Indicates Fed Will Rethink Interest-Rate Plans New York Times. Quelle surprise!
Wells Fargo launches 3% down payment mortgage CNBC (Jon M)
GE Considers Scrapping the Annual Raise Bloomberg (Chuck L)
Inside an Amazon Warehouse, the Relentless Need to “Make Rate” Gwaker (resilc)
This Is What Goes Into Your Cheap T-Shirt Nation (resilc)
Traffic-weary homeowners and Waze are at war, again. Guess who’s winning? Washington Post (Chuck L)
Why women are uber annoyed in Saudi BBC (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):