Dear patient readers,
I have been intermittently watching the updates of the appalling shootings in Dallas. I hope you will forgive the thin original material in light of this event. A dark day for this country.
My Resistance to Elie Wiesel Jacobin (Chuck L)
Urban Agroecoloy: 6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre Urban Permaculture (David L)
US tax authorities probe Facebook’s Irish transfers Financial Times
Mandatory Federal GMO Labeling Is On Its Way Motherboard (furzy)
U.S. Regulator Bans Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Operating Labs for Two Years Wall Street Journal. The members of her blue chip board should be embarrassed for not having resigned months ago.
Why They Left Jacobin
BREXIT – Part 7: NYT Editorial Decrying the Vote Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Brexit’s Potential Impact on the Transatlantic Partnership Strategic Culture Watch
Experts debate how far currency will fall Financial Times
I am confident US alliance with UK and EU will endure Barack Obama, Financial Times. This is a first, I believe. Public statements affirming the strength of a relationship outside ritual statements at summits are seldom a good sign.
Lagarde warns of Trump-style protectionism Financial Times
Putin calls Obama, cancels region visits amidst Donbass escalation Fort Russ. Chuck L: “Is Ukraine about to resume stoking the fires in Donbass?”
Merkel says Russia damaging Europe’s security Financial Times
UK foreign secretary: US decision on Iraqi army led to rise of Isis Guardian (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Michigan man can’t sue Pandora for divulging his tastes Detroit Free Press
Facebook Decides Which Killings We’re Allowed to See Motherboard (resilc)
What happens if you lie to Congress? CNBC (Phil U)
Facebook Decides Which Killings We’re Allowed to See Motherboard (furzy)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Meet the Neocons’ Apologist in Chief National Interest (resilc)
The Problem With Regime Change American Conservative (resilc)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
State Department Reopens Clinton Emails Probe ABC (furzy)
House will ask FBI to investigate if Clinton lied to Congress The Hill (martha r)
CLIFF ARNEBECK’S LETTER TO LORETTA LYNCH SandersForPresident/reddit (martha r). Warning from Lambert: “Even if true he sounds like a nut.” Sheesh, the letter was removed!
So I just watched the Congressional hearings for a straight six hours…here’s what I heard reditt. Martha r: “Seems like a good precis.”
New York Post Cover. Do have a look.
Democratic National Convention Philadelphia, Pa July (23,24) 25-28 Facebook. Martha r: “Resources and schedule for protests planned in philly.”
The people that didn’t vote for Bernie? They’re dying off The Hill (furzy)
Someone apparently got Proof that @BernieSanders “Hillary endorsement” started by mis-information. #SeeYouInPhilly pic.twitter.com/srpnQk89Tm @Kelticca versus Sanders to endorse Clinton next week: report The Hill (martha r)
The Horrors of a Fatally Flawed U.S. Elections System Election Nightmares (martha r)
District attorney claims voters’ party affiliations purposely changed without consent Press Enterprise (martha r)
Election Update: Is Gary Johnson Taking More Support From Clinton Or Trump? FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
Peacemaking Goes Awry as Donald Trump Lashes Out at G.O.P. Senators New York Times. Is he trying to screw this up?
The 2016 Candidates and Our Warped Foreign Policy Debate American Conservative (resilc)
Unkept Promises of America’s Economy Drive Turbulent Election Wall Street Journal. Includes picture of Alan Greenspan in the thumbnail.
How IBT’s reporting is driving a controversy over a major healthcare merger in Connecticut Columbia Journalism Review
Multiple Police Officers Reportedly Shot During Dallas Protest Huffington Post
Five Police Officers Dead, Several Hurt at Dallas Protest Wall Street Journal. The comment section is scary. Open racial hostility. Blaming blacks, Obama, Democrats, progressives. “Obama has the race war he wants.” Blaming deaths on Black Lives Matter. Another meme: shooting was to distract attention from Clinton e-mail mess (not making that up). You can hear the next one: DoJ will have no credibility in investigation because headed by Lynch.
It did not help that the Dallas police immediately posted the picture of a suspect, a black man carrying a rifle who was wearing a camo-themed T-shirt. He was the brother of one of the organizers of the protest. He turned himself in and per Guardian’s live blog (this as of about 2:30 AM EDT, which means before midnight Dallas time given reporting delays), was released. But this further cements the notion that peaceful Black Lives Matter was behind the shooting, as does this appalling DNC statement.
AMBUSH IN DALLAS: SNIPERS KILL 5 POLICE OFFICERS AT PROTEST New York Times
Dallas police excessive-force complaints drop dramatically Dallas Morning News
Black Injustice Tipping Point
In Alton Sterling’s Baton Rouge, “Blue Lives Matter” Intercept (resilc)
The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive Guardian (resilc)
One Simple Change to the Law Could Make Prosecuting Killer Cops Easier Intercept (resilc)
You’re Overdrafted, They’re Overpaid Other Words
Market Suggests 76.9% Chance of No Hikes Through June 2017 Michael Shedlock
Lacy Hunt on Negative Multiplier of Government Debt Michael Shedlock
Labor Unrest in China: Workers Launch Wildcat Strikes on Walmart Michael Shedlock (EM)
Antidote du jour (@MeetAnimals). The Himalayan marmot: