The moon has hundreds more craters than we thought New Scientist (Robert M)
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall Is an Environmental Travesty Motherboard (Dan K)
Big data: Why the boom is already over ZDNet (David L)
Silicon Valley CEOs are buying biohacking implants off eBay to get ahead Quartz (Joe H). This sort of experimentation gave us Radithor. One thing that is popular with aging men and women of means is human growth hormone injections, which I regard as cancer futures.
China exports fall as concerns over demand grow Financial Times
Declaration of war as Hong Kong’s newly elected lawmakers plunge opening session into chaos South China Morning Post
OECD: Australian future viability crashes MacroBusiness. The fruits of listening to neoliberals.
Japan considers option of seeking return of Russian-held islands in two stages Japan Times (Chuck L)
Refugees or an Occupation Army? – Gladstone Institute (Chuck L). I can’t confirm the sourcing, but given the volume of refugees and the problems with them in other countries (telling women in public that they need to cover up), there probably are conflicts. Just not clear how widespread and severe.
If Europe insists on a hard Brexit, so be it Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
West is playing with nuclear war Defend Democracy
“Oops!”—A World War! Club Orlov (Wat). This strikes me as a cheery assumption: “Last on my list of reasons why war with Russia remains unlikely is that there isn’t much of a reason to start one, assuming the US behaves rationally.”
Russia, Syria and the UK SITREP October 12, 2016 by Auslander Vineyard of the Saker. Chuck L: “Global war has just moved a step closer.”
U.S. Launches Strikes in Yemen After Missiles Aimed at American Ships NBC (furzy). “Missiles”? Yemen has missiles? Better yet, “rebels” which means they are mobile and the only bases they have are ones they’ve recently taken over? How about maybe shoulder-mounted rocket launchers? Will the military porn experts in the readership please weigh in?
The of benefits CETA European Commission
Apocalypse Hillary Glen Ford (Mio Pais)
Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton’s Declared Syria Policy Could Start A Nuclear War RealClearPolitics. Phil U: “Look what RCP’s 2nd most popular video is right now. Way to go Stein.”
Win or Lose—Hillary Clinton’s Troubles in Ohio Should Worry Democrats The Nation. Phil U: “Better than the headline. Chronicle of despair and lack of support for Clinton.” Moi: Quelle surprise. She’s made it clear she does not want to represent all Americans, and many of the out groups got the message.
Revealed: Clinton campaign caught collaborating with DNC to minimize Bernie Sanders in debates US Uncut. Phil U: “Wow, this is big.”
Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Knew She Didn’t Tell The Truth About A Major Wall Street Vote Huffington Post. Phil U: “Caught in another lie. One that every Millennial who feels trapped by student debt should care about.”
Some Comments on the US Elections and That Which Is and Isn’t Said Ian Welsh (furzy)
Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately New York Times. You can stick a fork in him.
Donald Trump threatens to sue New York Times over sexual harassment report CNN. He almost needs to do this before the debate on Sunday from the standpoint of his campaign…but can his lawyers get a semi-decent filing together by then?
Donald Trump campaign rocked by new wave of sexual harassment allegations Guardian. Includes confirmation by Kellyanne Conway that Trump will sue the New York Times. But pray tell, how does he get through the debate on Sunday?
How Republicans Could Prevent the Rise of Future Trumps Vice (resilc)
MACRA Proposed Rule Creates More Problems Than It Solves Health Affairs. And see: Crapifying Medicare with the New MACRA Program
Subsidizing Disaster American Conservative (resilc)
Hurricane Matthew May Flood North Carolina with Pig Poop Atlantic (resilc)
Watch Your Back: How Chicago Cops Enforce Their Code of Silence Black Agenda Report (Chuck L)
Fed minutes: Fed hawks worry that delay in rate hike could cause recession CNBC. Furzy: “I fail to see the logic here.”
An Afternoon in Early Autumn Archdruid Report (Chuck L)
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