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Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s co-writers Guardian (Derek)
Tiny western U.S. hummingbird flies 8,000 miles, returns to same Lancaster County feeder LancasterOnline (guurst)
Mars orbiter locates Schiaparelli lander’s crash site Spaceflight Now (furzy)
New Evidence of Brain Injury in Kids Who Play Football Atlantic (David L)
Slippery Slope: Study Finds Little Lies Lead to Bigger Ones ABC (Dan K). Why should it be a surprise that practice makes perfect? Dan K also provides a link to the underlying study: The brain adapts to dishonesty Nature Neuroscience. This study is getting a lot of attention; Chuck L and Robert M saw writeups in two other pubs.
Bloomberg warns of the rise Aussie “oligarchs” MacroBusiness
Europe’s Banks Think They’re Incredibly Safe Bloomberg. Lambert: “There’s a confidence builder.”
Monte dei Paschi to cut jobs and sell assets in latest survival plan Financial Times
Belgium sinks EU-Canada trade deal after Wallonia veto Financial Times. Interesting, lots of pro-Walloon comments, basically pointing out that the article failed to mention its objections, and deemed opposition to ISDS to be a good idea. Word has really gotten out on the TTIP and similar deals.
EU budget: “We have to deal with the problem caused by Brexit” European Parliament
Brexit Bulletin: Bankers Prepare for Exodus From London Bloomberg (furzy)
Sweden holds out olive branch to Brexit Britain Telegraph (David L)
Syria and the Cycle of American Intervention Atlantic. Resilc: “Can we just do nothing for 50 years and thus save the world from more chaos?”
Haunted by Gaddafi on the fifth anniversary of his overthrow Fabius Maximus (resilc)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Compare the Coverage of Mosul and East Aleppo and It Reveals a Lot Unz Review. We linked to this earlier but it is worth not missing. Margarita: One day, when the obituary for the great American empire is written, propaganda will no doubt be held up as one its main and lasting accomplishments
The CIA shoud be renamed SLICC Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Fact-free conservative media is a symptom of GOP troubles, not a cause Business Insider (sherry). Now increasingly matched by a fact-challenged mainstream media!
Early voter turnout in Bexar County at record high KSAT 12 (furzy). Texas. Hhhm…
Fearing Trump, Bar Association Stifles Report Calling Him a ‘Libel Bully’ New York Times (Dan K)
White House dodges on whether Obama will leave country under President Trump Politico (Mason). Oh come on. His library will be here, and he wants to do venture capital and own a sports team. If he wants to make as statement, after he gets a multimillion advance for yet another autobiography, he can buy a vacation place in Italy or France. The Kennedys took a holiday in Ravello, so there’s even a precedent of sorts.
Welcome To The George Orwell Theme Park Of Democracy James Howard Kunstler (RR)
US health insurance costs to rise 25% on average next year Financial Times. So much for bending the cost curve.
Peter Thiel’s Politics Become a Deal-Killer in Silicon Valley Bloomberg (furzy)
Former Pa. attorney general sentenced to jail The Hill (alex)
Sioux Protest that Inspired the World Defend Democracy
Wall Street 2016: Firms Managing Pension Money Spend Millions To Support Governors, Despite Pay-To-Play Rule David Sirota, International Business Times. Important. Circulate widely.
How the AT&T-Time Warner deal could escape deeper regulatory scrutiny Washington Post (TF)
Twitter Planning Hundreds More Job Cuts as Soon as This Week Bloomberg (furzy)
‘We’re Not Wells Fargo’ Won’t Cut It with Regulators American Banker
How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul Matt Stoller, Atlantic. Today’s must read.
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