Kentucky Noah’s Ark Encounter opens amidst severe flooding Inhabitat (resilc)
British Politics Gives a Sense of Government by Old School Chums New York Times (Li)
Brexit: a coup by one set of public schoolboys against another Financial Times
#asamother Crooked Timber (Philip D). On Leadsom’s campaign, such as it is.
Andrea Leadsom is the leader of an am-dram peasants’ revolt Guardian (Philip D)
Brexit contagion fears stalk Europe banks Financial Times
Brexit Is a Mixed Bag for Russia National Interest (resilc)
Lagarde keeps up Beijing’s voice in IMF Financial Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
Nato summit: US says it will deploy 1,000 extra troops to Poland Guardian (resilc)
Uruguay Wins Its Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris International But PMI Accomplished Its Primary Goal ASH. I wonder if the panel, which is not bound by precedent and therefore does not have to worry about setting one, decided it would make for bad headlines to rule in favor of PMI when the TPP and TTIP are in play. Even though tobacco products are exempted from ISDS rules in one (both?) of these deals, it would still call attention to the power of ISDS rulings to undermine health regulations.
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Green Party’s Jill Stein Urges Bernie Sanders to Run Rogue for White House Sputnik News (Chuck L)
Email Issue Only Hardens Political Views in Philadelphia Suburbs New York Times (Li). Note not only the difficulty of winning “moderate Republicans” but also how a couple of Trump voters in the primary are hesitant about voting for him in the general.
Sen. Pat Toomey Is Trying to Protect His Seat by Arming the Police Daily Beast (resilc)
It Is Not 1968 New York Magazine. Reslc: “He is writing this from the Hamptons.”
Military-Industrial Election American Conservative (margarita)
U.S. GMO food labeling bill passes Senate Reuters. EM: “Another ‘business-friendly’ triumph of bipartisanship!”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
After Dallas, We Don’t Need to Say ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Rolling Stone
Social Violence Networking Global Guerrillas (Chuck L)
Newt Gingrich: White People Don’t Know Discrimination Daily Beast (resilc)
Tech job postings are down 40% and nobody’s talking about it. Medium (Randy K). I am told office rents are cheaper in San Francisco, another indicator. The culling of the unicorns.
Investors Get Stung Twice by Executives’ Lavish Pay Packages Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Gold: It’s Still a Pet Rock Wall Street Journal
Americans too poor to shop New York Post (Mark Twain)
Antidote du jour. From Saturday’s Tour de France stage might be infested with llamas SBNation (Chuck L):
Those are pictures taken on the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, one of the hardest and most famous climbs of the Tour de France. According to the man who took the photos, the llamas were purchased by a proprietor of a nearby campsite and let loose to graze the hillsides in the summer. On the particular day they were photographed, he wrote, they were likely lying down on the road to warm up from the cold mist.
Saturday morning, Tour de France riders will try to surmount the Col du Tourmalet as part of a ridiculously hard stage. They may have more than steep gradients to worry about.