Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas mother nature network
What can a sea-lion teach us about musicality? MedicalXPress. The videos are fun. One of my contacts says he’s seen raccoons keep time to music.
NOAA confirms 2015 highest everything for global warming MacroBusiness :-(
A climate scientist and economist made big bucks betting on global warming Guardian. Dan K: “Apocalypse futures?”
Landlord installs Faraday cage to block phone signals because social media is ruining British pubs Telegraph (Chuck L). My kind of guy! I think I’ve told readers I adopted a pub when I lived in Australia and I really enjoyed the caliber of the conversations and the various characters.
Copyright Office Intent On Changing The Part Of Copyright That Protects Libraries & Archives, Even Though No One Wants It Changed Techdirt (Dan K). Appalling. Someone needs to get the AAPR and advocacy groups for the poor onto this.
UK is most corrupt country in the world, says mafia expert Roberto Saviano Independent (guurst)
French prisoner loses license & bombarded with fines after cops take car for a ride RT. YY: “I thought this kind of stuff only happens in America…”
In China, When in Debt, Dig Deeper WSJ MoneyBeat
Europe, stand up for Erdoğan Carl Bildt, Politico
U.S. Sent Planeload of Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Milosevic exonerated, as the NATO war machine moves on RT (margarita)
U.S. Air Force declares first squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready Reuters. EM: “Lordie, check out the raft of weasel-wording here: Air Force ‘to say’, ‘will declare’, ‘aircraft could provide basic air support at this point but did not have everything the final version would’. Mission accomplished!”
Six key GOP House members reverse support for Obama’s trade agenda Washington Post. Wow.
EU trade policy ‘close to death’ if Canada deal fails Politico. Important. Key para:
In a frustrating blow to the Commission, the member countries last month wrested the approval process for the trade deal with Canada away from Brussels. The accord will now require approval in Europe’s 38 national and regional parliaments, raising the specter of delays and even vetoes in assemblies ranging from Wallonia to Romania
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
The Clinton Story You Didn’t Read Here New York Times (Dan K)
Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees – The New York Times (furzy). Paging Cthulhu…
How Clinton Lost the Nomination Charlie Musgrove (furzy). Some good phrasemaking in here.
Khizr Khan and The Triumph of Democratic Militarism Counterpunch (resilc)
Donald Trump has a totally plausible path to 270 electoral votes Washington Post (Dan K)
France’s Hollande says Trump election would be dangerous Reuters. Li: “The kind of loser whose enmity is a compliment.”
To fight Trump, journalists have dispensed with objectivity Los Angeles Times (Joe H)
Lessons From Vermont Jacobin. Margarita: “Subtitle: Five things a Vermont third party can teach us about carving out a space to the left of the Democrats.”
There Are No Democratic or Green Saviors: Get in the Streets Counterpunch (martha r)
How Comcast convinced customers to buy “near-worthless” service plans ars technica (Dan K)
It’s Way Past Time For Us To Stop Deluding Ourselves About Private Health Insurers Huffington Post (margarita)
The banks, sadly, that won’t die Politco. Shows how lousy the discussion on this issue is. Not mention of the real issue is tight coupling, and that the over-the-counter derivatives market is a big part of that problem.
The New Thorn in the Sides of Big Banks Wall Street Journal
Staying safe during the war on inequality FT Alphaville
Europe’s “Bought Journalists” Conterpunch (guurst)
Antidote du jour (martha r):