Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife from Killing Wild Red Wolves EcoWatch (furzy)
More adventures of the awesome octopusDuterte, Citing Hitler, Says He Wants to Kill 3 Million Addicts in Philippines New York Times. This is ugly, but the US has backed plenty of strong men with brutal domestic policies. As Micael wonders: “Is Duarte too friendly with China? Is philippines next country for an invasion?”
The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers Vanity Fair (furzy)
Germany said it took in more than 1 million refugees last year. But it didn’t. Washington Post. Furzy: “Good table of refugees by country….”
Russia ‘driving Syria rebels to jihadists’ BBC. Help me. Per us, the mythical Syrian moderates are turning into evil jihadis thanks to evil Rooskies.
US and EU Sanctions Are Devastating Syrian Civilians Real News Network
Οn the legacy of Shimon Peres – very conflicting views Defend Democracy
The FBI Wanted to Target Yemenis Through Student Groups and Mosques Intercept (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New U.S. ‘secret’ clearance unit hires firm linked to 2014 hacks Reuters (Chuck L)
Want to make a million? Become a DEA informant. Washington Post (furzy)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Trump Blames Bad Poll Numbers on Existence of Numerical System New Yorker (EM)
USA TODAY exclusive: Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills USA Today (furzy). This is why someone in the real estate or casino business must be smoking something very strong, or have a terrible opponent, to think of running for an executive position. It may well be that given the size of Trump’s businesses and the amount of time he’s been in business, this would be a typical amount of commercial disputes. But most people don’t want someone who is regularly in pig fights with vendors and workers holding public office.
Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen Associated Press (furzy)
An open letter to Volokh Conspiracy readers who are Trump supporters Washington Post (furzy)
This Chart Predicts Trump Will Win, Unless the S&P Rallies in October Bloomberg (resilc). Paging Dr. Yellen…
Reality-TV shock fatigue aids Trump Financial Times
He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va. Washington Post (Micael)
Why don’t we restore the Constitution so every election is not “make or break”? Washington Post (furzy)
Court strikes down NH law banning ballot selfies WMUR (resilc)
Obama administration may use obscure fund to pay billions to ACA insurers Washington Post (furzy)
Shadow Regulation: the secret laws that giant corporations cook up in back rooms BoingBoing (resilc)
Four states sue to stop internet transition The Hill (furzy)
Wells Fargo’s Cross-Selling Mania Goes Back More Than 15 Years Public Citizen (Deontos)
How Wells Fargo Keeps Scamming Its Customers & Employees Real News Network. Bill Black in fine form.
Senior officials rally behind Deutsche Bank Financial Times. Shares up 14%.
Escaping the New Normal of Weak Growth Project Syndicate (David L)
PE Firms Give up Equity Stake in Caesars Entertainment to Settle Bankruptcy: Who Are the Real Losers? Eileen Appelbaum. CEPR. CalPERS and CalSTRS were both investors, natch.
Real GDI Provides Strong Recession Warning Michael Shedlock (furzy)
Strange Deaths of JPMorgan Workers Continue Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Johnson: The Fed is losing its aura of expertise Institute for New Economic Thinking
Puerto Rico handed deadline by debt board Financial Times
Secret Alpine Gold Vaults Are the New Swiss Bank Accounts Bloomberg (furzy)
How to Retire at 40 Bloomberg. John W: “So many audacious assumptions!”
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