How climate science deniers can accept so many ‘impossible things’ all at once Guardian (Chuck L). A layperson-friendly recap of the preceding article.
Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life Associated Press (Jon M)
Incentive malus : Poor scientific methods may be hereditary Economist (Dan K). We linked to a Slashdot recap yesterday.
Some cities are taking another look at LED lighting after AMA warning Washington Post (J-LS). Notice how they are worried only about humans? I hear birds start tuning up in Manhattan hours before sunrise, usually 3:30 AM. They are clearly getting messed up by the lights.
There’s too much drug blood on America’s hands to lecture Duterte South China Morning Post (J-LS)
Anyone Believe This? : Three-Quarters of UK’s CEOs Consider Moving Due to Brexit Michael Shedlock (EM)
5 takeaways from Britain’s Labour election Politico. Notice the one on a second referendum.
The French (primary) revolution Politico
US and Europe ramp up pressure on Russia over Syrian conflict Financial Times. Resilc: “Our jihadis must be getting their asses kicked.” Notice later headline: Russia accused of supporting ‘barbarism’ over Syrian conflict.
How the Pentagon sank the US-Russia deal in Syria – and the ceasefire Middle East Eye (resilc). Important.
THE COMING OF THE RUSSIAN JIHAD: PART I WarontheRocks (J-LS)
Leaked Isis documents reveal what Muslims have been saying all along about Isis Independent (Jon M)
Britain accuses Russia of “war crimes” in Syria at bitter UN Meeting Telegraph. Selva: “What, no mention of America supplying the Saudis with white phosphorous bombs to drop on Yemeni civilians?”
81% 0f Americans oppose the $38 billion military gift to Israel Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
“HOW THE BORG SPENDS 36 HOURS IN TEXAS” by Michael Brenner Ph. D. Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Syria as Metaphor Foreign Policy in Focus. Resilc flags this quote:
Ordinarily, all this roiling discontent could be contained by a well-functioning economy or by a set of foreign enemies to focus American enmity. But the election of a much-disliked president next year – take your pick – may well prove to be a tipping point. It doesn’t take much to turn a well-armed population into a mob.
And that, of course, is the ultimate nightmare for Turkey and Iran and Saudi Arabia and the United States – when Syria ceases to be a gloomy metaphor for what is happening outside its borders and becomes instead a grim reality.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Malware Evades Detection with Novel Technique Threatpost (furzy)
Presidential Debates Will Be a Major Influence for a Third of Voters, Poll Says Wall Street Journal
Clinton camp dubs Trump a serial liar ahead of first debate Financial Times. Not a Presidential look.
A Turning Point in the US Presidential Campaign. What Happened? Strategic Culture Foundation (Chuck L)
Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President New York Times. Editorial. Wowsers. Not only did they endorse Clinton, but they had to make sure no one missed their memo.
Debate Commissioner Declares: ‘Mark Cuban Will Not Be Sitting In The Front Row Daily Bail (Judy B). As discussed in comments yesterday, the Trump campaign withdrew the invite to Flowers.
No Fortune 100 CEOs Back Republican Donald Trump Wall Street Journal. J-LS: “WSJ headline doubles as a serviceable DT campaign slogan.”
Scare stories will not stop populist insurrections Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times (Alan T). The big object lesson is the Brexit vote. Notice this conclusion:
This leads us to a third lesson: do not insult or provoke the voters. After the Brexit referendum, the losing side kept on pointing out that pro-Brexit supporters were older and on average less educated. Hillary Clinton’s infamous depiction of half of Mr Trump’s supporters as deplorable fits the same category. The more you insult the other side, the more you end up driving undecideds into their camp.
BARACK OBAMA AND DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN: THE ULTIMATE EXIT INTERVIEW Vanity Fair. J-LS: “Vintage Obama: monumental self-regard, coupled with an almost clueless lack of self-awareness. He clearly believes his presidency has been a stunning success.”
What Will Michelle Obama Do After the White House? Vanity Fair. J-LS: “VF doubles down on the legacy craziness– not only do we have to endure the long wet kiss of the DKG “interview” w/ Barack, but have to suffer this tripe as well, served up by “Senior Hollywood writer” Julie Miller.”
Amid scrutiny, California to track all police use of force Seattle Times (Chuck L)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Black-white wage gaps expand with rising wage inequality Economic Policy Institute
In America, gun rights are for whites only Washington Post (resilc)
2nd Amendment/Open Carry vs Police “I feared for my life” Angry Bear (resilc). See final para.
How many Wells Fargo employees were fired for NOT committing fraud? BoingBoing (resilc). Let’s hope this question comes up at the House Financial Services Committee hearings this week.
10 obscene displays of wealth that shock average Americans MarketWatch (J-LS)
How the Financing of Colleges May Lead to Disaster! New York Review of Books (Michael M. Thomas, Dr Brian)
Millions in U.S. Are Climbing Out of Poverty, New Data Show New York Times
Self-driving trucks threaten one of America’s top blue-collar jobs Los Angeles Times (resilc)
Antidote du jour (yahoo7):