How Hydroelectric Power Kills Insects, and Why That Matters Pacific Standard (Chuck L)
Researchers discover real reason why turtles have shells PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Biotrap is the world’s first 100% biodegradable mosquito trap Inhabitat (David L)
Two Flavors of Record Heat: Deadhorse and Houston Wunderground
Mission: Save the Environment Project Syndicate (David L)
Main points in @RT_Erdogan’s speech at Istanbul airport amid #TurkeyCoupAttempt: pic.twitter.com/SDzwFve0U3 @XHNews
Erdogan returns; Turkish coup appears to crumble as president’s supporters take to streets yhoo.it/29JHTgK pic.twitter.com/1cw2GIYJCi @Yahoonews
The Night Erdogan Almost Lost Turkey Foreign Policy
Turkey In Chaos After Coup Attempt Erupts In Violence Huffington Post
AP EXPLAINS: The cleric being blamed for Turkey coup attempt Associated Press
Turkey holds crucial place on oil routes Financial Times
Turkey Analysis: Erdogan, the Military, and a Bleak Future for the People EA WorldView (resilc)
How a Tunisian Immigrant Staged the Attack in Nice Wall Street Journal
Isis claims credit for Nice massacre Financial Times. Seems late to be credible.
After Brexit: the myth of post‑truth politics Spiked (ChrisG)
China Growth Sends Troubling Signal on Reform Wall Street Journal
South China Sea: Building up trouble Financial Times
A Grand and Disastrous Deceit London Review of Books (resilc)
Saudi Ties to 9/11 Detailed in Documents Suppressed Since 2002 Intercept (resilc)
How the TTIP Could Make Ethical Meat Harder to Find Defend Democracy
Bernie Sanders to Speak at Democratic Convention NBC (furzy)
Hmmm. Do you think NBC is trying to get a specific result?
“Who are you supporting” pic.twitter.com/dHjluH1rvJ @JC_Christian. OMG, you must click through. I have never seen such a blatant distortion in a major poll. I’ve done survey research and even innocuous-seeming changes will move results by 10 points. This was hamhanded and deliberate. No wonder this poll was an outlier compared to other recent ones.
Election Update: 10 Questions About Where The 2016 Race Stands FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
Matt Bruenig added some ace annotations to @voxdotcom’s interview with @HillaryClinton: genius.com/10091203 pic.twitter.com/Gk0TPQaAXC @NewsGenius. Brutal takedown
Admiral Fabuloso: Hillary, Syria and the Destructive Career of James G. Stavridis Andrew Cockburn, Counterpunch
Hillary Clinton Opens Up in Effort to Win Voter Trust Wall Street Journal. Yet another reintroduction.
Not so fast: Defeated anti-Trump delegates vow trouble during the convention Washington Post (furzy)
Winners and Losers from Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick – Washington Post (furzy). Not sure I buy this. VP is a terrible job. Christie could wind up being DoJ if Trump were to win.
They could have picked… London Review of Books (resilc). In case you forgot why Trump won…
Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit‘Der Spiegel (resilc)
U.S. prosecutors launch review of failed FedEx drug case Reuters (EM). Funny, I not only read about the case but skimmed the complaint. I was very annoyed that the DoJ was spending resources on this while not going after bank-related frauds (people getting meds from online pharmacies; I know there’s a health risk here, but I also know people who are sick and low on funds, like HIV positive people who need Zithromax, and can’t afford to go to the MD to get the meds the proper way. So some of the existence of this business is the direct result of our outrageously overpriced medical system). So when I read the angry and specific retort by the Fedex counsel, that they had cooperated extensively with the DoJ and regarded the prosecution as unwarranted, my gut was they might have a point, but then I discounted my reaction as confirmation bias.
On The Passing of David Margolis, the DOJ Institution emptywheel (Chuck L)
Government Transparency: Gov. Malloy Appointee Accused Of Violating Law In Cigna-Anthem Merger Review
David Sirota, International Business Times
Walter Hang Interview on Binghamton Now – 7/14/2016 ToxicsTargeting. John C:
Walter is one of the leaders of the groups that forced Gov. Cuomo in NY to sign the moratorium on fracking. Here he is being interviewed by a local Binghamton, NY radio station on water pollution and the Dominion pipeline proposal through NY State. Ithaca, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of NY is having serious water problems. Astounding to me since the Ithaca/Elmira area was famous for some of the cleanest water systems in the entire country (I grew up in both towns and lived in the area on and off until a few years ago)
This is Walter’s group, http://www.toxicstargeting.com/ an excellent grassroots organization doing good work.
I know all these areas well talked about in the interview, heartbreaking.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival PBS (Kevin C). Advice to blacks on how to behave if stopped by police. The fact that articles like this exist (and yes, I know advice like this is longstanding) says so much about what is wrong with America.
Law professor’s response to BLM shirt complaint. Imgur (Judy B). Saw this only now. A great piece. Wish I had even remotely as much patience as the law professor has.
Industrial Production Jumps 0.6%; Has Manufacturing Turned? Michael Shedlock
India ‘gold man’ battered to death BBC. A real world analogue to the myth of the death of Crassus.
Why you should be nice to your robots Guardian (Dr. Kevin). Skynet is coming.
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