Cat and bowl. martha r: “Must see.”
Rare Amur leopards born at British zoo CNN (martha r)
Dark Ages royal palace discovered in Cornwall – in area closely linked to the legend of King Arthur Independent (martha r). Interesting historical detail.
Rio 2016: Rio de Janeiro’s air more deadly than its water, study finds Independent (Chuck L)
India is abandoning Monsanto’s GM cotton for indigenous varieties new europe (martha r)
Theranos founder’s conference invitation sparks row among scientists Financial Times. Great picture. She looks possessed.
Eurozone shows resilience in face of Brexit vote _ unlike UK Associated Press
City of London gets first blueprint for life after Brexit Financial Times
Bank of England Cuts Key Rate to New Low Wall Street Journal
Euro-area output unexpectedly accelerates to highest in 6 months as #Brexit fears fade Bloomberg. “Highest in six months” when the second half usually benefits from Christmas-related production seems to mean the EU is shrugging off Brexit risk for now, and not (yet) more than that.
China Inches Closer to Launching Credit-Default-Swap Market Wall Street Journal. Lambert: “What could go wrong?” Moi: “The West’s stealth weapon?”
Chinese company tests giant bus that drives over cars Washington Post (Chuck L)
Lurching Toward World War III Consortium News
ISIS’s New Chechen Warlord Daily Beast. Resilc: “Russia should be our ally, but DoD/State/CIA loves the NATO power over a gutted EU.”
Justice Officials Raised Objections to Iran Cash Payment Wall Street Journal
Russia debates Turkey Defend Democracy. Much more interesting than the title.
Kern: Kein EU-Beitritt der Türkei Die Presse. Says the obvious…Turkey was never under serious consideration as an EU member. But it’s one thing to suspect, another to have confirmation.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Problem with Too Much Terrorism World Policy Institute (resilc)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Millennial Sanders Activists Give New Energy to Southern Organizing Payday Report (martha r)
Jill Stein Smeared As Anti-Vaccine Crank Shadowproof (resilc)
After Three Decades of Neglect, Antitrust Is Back on the Democratic Platform TruthOut. Resilc is very skeptical.
Democrats Are Still Divided on Israel, But Clinton Runs Way to the Right Foreign Policy in Focus (resilc)
Donald Trump’s top aide denies reports of campaign turmoil BBC. Key para:
Behind all these stories of political discord, however, is the simple fact that while insider establishment operatives may be looking for the exits, Republican officeholders who must eventually answer to the 13 million Trump primary voters have yet to break ranks.
Newt Gingrich: Trump Is ‘Unacceptable’ Daily Beast
Trump Taj Mahal closing after multiple bankruptcies and union strike Guardian (furzy). Note this is NOT owned by Trump but by Carl Ichan, so this is not another “Trump bankruptcy” although the media will likely depict it as one. Trump probably was getting some licensing fees for the use of his name, although they were no doubt greatly reduced in the earlier BKs.
Virginia veterans brush off furore over Trump’s ‘disrespect’ Financial Times
Trump claims bumper donations despite disquiet over his conduct Financial Times
Trump’s Appeal to the Forgotten Man American Prospect. Resilc: “I drove back to NC from Vermont for a week. Zero Clintoon signs/stickers, a few Trump. None of the above?” Readers, what are you seeing?
Is Iowa The Next Nigeria? Arson Suspected in Pipeline Fire OilPrice (resilc)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Black Lives Movement Answers the Question: What Are Your Demands? Intercept Tom H: “The article links to the policy platform web site. This site is very impressive.” I had time only to glance at it, but I agree, and hope you’ll give it a good look. Note that it is also clearly intended to be a vehicle for organizing.
Reinventing the company Economist. I may be acting like a knee-jerk skeptic, but remember the dot-com era where the claim was often made that they would completely upend companies, that all sorts of things done by companies would be displaced by freelancers? This sounds like the 2.0 version of that thesis, except it’s also a not-so-hidden pitch for PE.
Technology Conquers Stock Market Bloomberg. Lambert: “Eggs in one basket.”
This is a Warning Sign for Stocks Wolf Richter
IBM: Illegally Bleeding Mortgages (…allegedly) The Register (Dan K)
Former cleanup workers blame illnesses on toxic coal ash exposures Center for Public Integrity. Martha r: “From 7/20, horrible poisoning of cleanup workers that should be widely known.”
Expand Social Security, get rid of 401Ks Cathy O’Neil
Student-Loan Defaulters in a Standoff With Federal Government Wall Street Journal (martha r). Important.
OSHA Issues Landmark Citation Against “Medical Mismanagement” in Northern Florida Poultry Plant Payday Report (martha r)
Antidote du jour (martha r). This critter is in Iceland:
And a bonus video from martha r. See The incredible life of India’s iconic swimming elephantThe incredible life of India’s iconic swimming elephant for the story.