Big Pharma’s Manufactured Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD Scientific American (Robert M). Today’s must read.
The Black Death Aeon (guurst)
Your phone may be smart, but your doctor still knows more than an app Los Angeles Times. Not surprising given the caliber of workouts I see people imitating from their phones. Many are orthopedic surgery futures.
Is China birthing a new dictator? MacroBusiness
May pledges parliament debate before triggering Brexit Financial Times
UK ‘may still have to pay into EU even after Brexit‘ BBC. Not news to NC readers.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
‘Big data’ could mean big problems for people’s healthcare privacy Los Angeles Times (JTM). Um, you think you have health care privacy? That HIPAA form isn’t a privacy form, it’s a disclosure form.
Producing Monsters: The Road to Hell Defend Democracy
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color” ACLU. Bill B: “The genius of social media is that people opt-in to surveillance.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Benghazi Middleman Tied To Unaoil Bribery Scandal, Source Told FBI Huffington Post (furzy)
THE BATTLE OF ALEPPO, THE BATTLE OF DRESDEN, THE BATTLE OF MASADA AND THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD — WHO LIES, LIES LONGEST John Helmer. His second paragraph states a very strong thesis. Stuck pigs do squeal, and the US has done that in spades….but haven’t cross checked his interpretations. Lambert’s reaction based on a quick survey of good sources: “So I dunno if the Fall of Saigon is the right historical analogy, if only because Aleppo has not fallen. But trying to hold territory and defeat a regular army with mercs looks like fail, which is, of course, why Clinton and The Blob want to double down on a no-fly zone…” Readers?
US Allows Qatar to Buy F-15s — and Seals a $19B Sale of Jetliners Defense One. Resilc: “War is our best export.”
Syria War Became Conflict Between USA and Russia and Iran Der Spiegel (resilc)
Donald Trump reverts to bare-knuckled campaigning Financial Times
Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 9 Points, WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Wall Street Journal. Same polling group found Trump was down 11 points right after the sex tape leak, so this suggests he only got 2 back in the debate. If this is indeed representative in terms of what he clawed back on Sunday, he looks too far down to have any chance.
Trump Destroyed Trump, Not the Media: “This Election is Over” Michael Shedlock (furzy)
Trump Declares Himself Freed From GOP Party ‘Shackles‘ Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump’s New Attack Strategy: Curb Clinton Vote Wall Street Journal. Don’t see how this works.
Clinton campaign dubs WikiLeaks ‘Russian propaganda’ after latest hack Guardian. Furzy: “Please, how are her campaign emails “Russian propaganda”?”
In the Democratic Echo Chamber, Inconvenient Truths Are Recast as Putin Plots Glenn Greenwald, Intercept
Then-CNN contributor Donna Brazile to Clinton camp: Sometimes ‘I get the questions in advance’ Washington Post (furzy)
The Clintonites Should Stop Freaking Out About WikiLeaks Politico (Dan K). Lambert: “Everyone should only check the Clinton website and all will be well.”
Behind Closed Doors, Hillary Clinton Sympathized With Goldman Sachs Over Financial Reform David Dayen, Intercept
What to make of Wikileaks’ latest information trove on Hillary Clinton Quartz (furzy). Points out that Trump campaign is not using this material at all.
Hillary and the Gulfies Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
In Leaked Speech, Clinton Promises Bankers to Stand Against Pot Legalization ‘In All Senses of the Word’ Waking Times Media (Judy B)
The Real Deplorables American Conservative (resilc). Includes a sighting in Lewiston, Maine.
White House Vows ‘Proportional’ Response for Russian DNC Hack Wall Street Journal
Election Buzz: With Pot On The Ballot, States Weigh How To Police Stoned Drivers KHN. It will depend heavily on how much the city wants to collect fines.
Richard Bistrong: Is what I’m about to do really worth it? FCPA Blog. J-LS: “Anecdotal evidence of how much white collar types fear doing time. Muscular agencies enforcing the law could have a deterrent effect far beyond the narrow number of cases prosecutors decide to take on. But NC readers already get this. Pity the folks in charge of making enforcement decisions do not.”
Facebook challenges IRS over information demand Financial Times
Qatari Investors Eyeing Controlling Stake in Deutsche Bank Der Spiegel (resilc)
Capitalism Behaving Badly MIT Technology Review (David L). Imporant.
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):