Dear patient readers:
Any lawyers who do copyright in the house and are current on case law? This isn’t for NC as a businesses, it’s to sanity check a different matter. If you can spend 15 mins or so with me on the phone in the next day or so, please ping me at yves-at-nakedcapitalism.com with “Copyright” in the subject line. Also please let me know how and when in the PM/evening EDT would be a good time to reach you. Thanks!
The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail The Conversation (furzy)
Look at This Massive Click Fraud Farm that Was Just Busted In Thailand Motherboard (resilc)
Can a Single Injection Conquer PTSD? The Army Wants to Find Out Wall Street Journal (Dan K). Resilc sent this version: U.S. Army Commissions $2M Study for Shots Treating PTSD Daily Beast. “Shoot them up and send them back. USA USA.”
China’s New Bridges: Rising High, but Buried in Debt New York Times (resilc)
Why China Is No Climate Leader Politico (UserFriendly)
Angela Merkel’s Anti-Trump Alliance Crumbling ahead of G-20 Der Spiegel (resilc)
Two More Spanish Banks Hit By Contagion: Another Deflationary Bust Coming Up Michael Shedlock (EM)
UK Election Aftermath
May tells MPs: I got us into this mess and I will get us out BBC. Why should anyone not think that this is doubling down on failure?
Austerity is over, May tells Tories The Times. And I have a bridge I’d like to sell you…..
Queen’s Speech delayed because it has to be printed on goatskin paper that takes days for ink to dry Telegraph. Quit the effort the Telegraph is making to boost May.
Theresa May’s desperation could undo peace in Northern Ireland. New Republic (resilc). Not news to NC readers.
UK coalition government driven by corporation tax cutters Tax Justice Network
Did Young Voters Swing the 2017 UK General Election Result? Institute for New Economic Thinking. Turns out older voters are part of the story too.
How Theresa May lost it Politico (UserFriendly). A deep dive. Lots of detail.
Brussels insists on power to control euro clearing after Brexit Financial Times. This is less aggressive than the original ECB/French position, of requiring that Euro derivatives clearing be domiciled in the EU. Now the test seems to be systemic importance. But with the LCH accounting for, what, 90% of Euro derivatives clearing, is this a distinction without a difference?
Emails Expose How Saudi Arabia and UAE Work the U.S. Media to Push for War Alternet (Chuck L)
Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man’s Way to Beat the Saudis Bloomberg (Brian C)
Rand Paul: Think Twice Before Sanctioning Iran National Interest (resilc)
Next Year In The New Jerusalem American Conservative
New Cold War
Oliver Stone Reveals a Vulnerable Putin Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
US Army Captain says country’s military ‘not best in the world anymore’ The Independent (JTM)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Trail of Fears New Republic (resilc). Subhead: “Forget Nixon. Trump is more like Andrew Jackson than Tricky Dick—and the consequences of his crimes will be far more devastating.”
Secret Service Has No Audio or Transcripts of Any Tapes Made in Trump White House Wall Street Journal. In response to WSJ FOIA. Subhead: “Agency’s response to FOIA request doesn’t exclude possibility of recordings created by other entity.”
Trump’s “Special Relationship” Just Got More Complicated Vanity Fair (resilc)
Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara tells of ‘unusual’ calls he received from Trump Reuters. EM: “Ooh! Ooh! another ‘uncomfortable feelings’ smoking gun!”
Can Democrats Fix the Party? Rolling Stone (resilc). Assumes they want to.
Three Takeaways From Bernie Sanders’ Speech At The People’s Summit Bustle. UserFriendly:
I’m at the people’s summit in Chicago and Bernie just gave one hell of a barn burner. He was brutal towards the Democratic establishment. Condemned them up and down, more than the usual. There was a bunch of people from the ‘Draft Bernie to form an independent party’ movement and they interrupted Bernie with chants a few times and had a banner they put on the balcony. Roseann Demoro of NNU was hosting it and came on after Bernie’s speech while he was still on stage and as soon as she gets the mic she says “I have to say to the Draft Bernie people I’m with you.” Crowd goes wild. “Nursers are you with them?” Crowd goes wild. “Everyone else, you with them?” Crowd goes wild. Bernie never responded and then they moved on to a Q and A with Bernie. There was definitely at least 15% of the crowd that wasn’t for it but it was absolutely great. I have no clue if the MSM is gonna cover it but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Jerry Springer for governor? In Ohio, Democrats push Business Insider. UserFriendly: “Kill Me!!!”
Chase Iron Eyes Intercept Interview on DAPL YouTube (Thomas R)
A Time of Hope Ian Welsh (martha r)
How Badly Must a C.E.O. Behave Before His Pay Is Clawed Back? Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Cash-strapped Houston sells off $2M worth of city streets Houston Chronicle (resilc)
Antidote du jour. Chet G:
Between the last week of May and first week of June, the female snapping turtles leave the pond (of the Toftrees game land) to search for a place to dig a nest and lay eggs. This year, the date fell on May 28, during which I encountered five snappers (four working on nests and a fifth searching).
I’ve no idea how local the activity, whether other snappers choose different days and so on, but it is marvelous seeing so many snapping turtles being productive.
And a bonus (Robert H):