Yves here. Too many links! This is getting to be a problem, since more links means less time for original posts.
Stolen puppies go for a wild ride in Mercedes as alleged thieves flee down interstate Macon Telegraph (J-LS)
Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste Scientific American (Chuck L)
To kill net neutrality rules, FCC says broadband isn’t “telecommunications” ars technica (martha r)
Rise of the crypto-currency “smart ponzi” MacroBusiness
Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder ‘Patent Trolls’ New York Times (EM). From last week, still germane.
THE SCIENCE OF HOT CHILI PEPPERS JSTOR (Micael)
Let’s reconcile to a diet of squid as we overfish to our own peril South China Morning Post(J-LS)
Vietnam and the United States Make Nice for Now, but Disappointment Looms Council on Foreign Relations (furzy)
Missing the Real Noriega Story Consortium News
Venezuela’s hunger crisis is for real Washington Post (furzy)
EU maps out road to deeper Monetary Union EUbusiness. Micael: “EU maps out road to deeper Monetary Union.”
‘I don’t think he needs my advice’: Bernie Sanders applauds Jeremy Corbyn Guardian (martha r)
8 ways Jeremy Corbyn is winning Politico (J-LS)
The middle has fallen out of British politics Economist. So the Lib Dems are now the “smart” neoliberal choice.
Kazakhstan rallies equity investors for latest privatization drive Euromoney (Micael)
New Cold War
Vladimir Putin’s interview with Le Figaro Defend Democracy
Report: Nigel Farage a ‘Person of Interest’ in FBI Russia Probe – The Daily Beast (furzy)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Despite Paris Accord Exit, Companies Expect Little Change Wall Street Journal
Tesla’s Elon Musk and Disney’s Robert Iger quit Trump advisory councils, citing climate change Los Angeles Times. Martha r: “Don’t miss the last sentence.”
Obama: Trump will ‘reject the future’ by pulling out of Paris accord The Hill. An awfully convenient criticism after Obama took forever to sign up, waiting until two months before he left office, so he would pay no political price, and per below, did not sign up in a clearly binding way.
Trump: Paris deal was ‘massive redistribution of United States wealth Washington Examiner (martha r)
Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Regulations On the Industrial Sector NERA. Thomas R: “The report which Trump and other trumpish talking heads were apparently referencing in the MSM on the heels of today’s announcement.”
Washington, California, New York band together to form climate alliance Politico. Martha r: “Why are so many poor-quality people suddenly taking “principled” stands over Paris? Somehow I suspect they think they can turn Trump’s decision to their advantage. Surely I am too cynical . . .”
Comey to testify publicly next week The Hill
Warren turns her fire on DeVos The Hill
Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers Huffington Post (furzy)
Hurricane season starts with nobody in charge at FEMA or NOAA Tampa Bay Times (martha r)
Ex-DNC aide hits back hard at Clinton, says her campaign ignored data on Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Washington Post (martha r). Look at how he was bullied into deleting his tweet….
DNC data folks firing back at Hillary Clinton is amazing. pic.twitter.com/lfRU4GFASQ
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) June 1, 2017
Hillary Lacks the Remorse of Conscience Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal (J-LS). A must read. “Her public statements since defeat have been malignant little masterpieces of victimhood-claiming, blame-shifting and unhelpful accusation. They deserve censure.” Google the headline. When logged out in Google Chrome, I got a $1 for 2 months offer.
Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks CNN (J-LS). I take it no one has told Jeff Sessions.
JAMES O’KEEFE HIT BY GROUP HE STUNG WITH MILLION-DOLLAR LAWSUIT Intercept. Comparison to Watergate is overwrought. The precedent the 1996 ABC-Food Lion case. You’ll see the fact set is similar.
California Senate passes universal health care bill Sacramento Bee. Martha r: “Shades of the Vermont battle–loud objections: ‘How are you going to pay for it’; ‘You won’t say, because we can’t pay for it.'”
POLL: Younger voters favor Ossoff, older voters support Handel WSB-TV (martha r)
IEX chief sticks to principles in battle for presence Financial Times (David L)
U.S. Homes Are Finally Shrinking Bloomberg
Bleecker Street’s Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant Stores New York Times (J-LS). I lived on Bank Street when the West Village was cute due to all the trees and the buildings being small scale, but it was bohemian and a bit gritty rather than twee. We are seeing the same phenomenon on Third Avenue in my ‘hood with less upscale merchants. Landlords doubled the rents, killing quite a few formerly viable businesses. Many storefronts have been vacant for over a year.
The U.S. Has Forgotten How to Do Infrastructure Bloomberg. Important.
Came across this while in Monaco.
I've no words. pic.twitter.com/Wp4noqBFm2
— ㅤ??? (@ALEXKONlG) May 29, 2017
Hell Is Empty and All the Hedge Fund Managers are at The Bellagio The Concourse (doak)
Walmart is asking employees to deliver packages on their way home from work Washington Post (resilc, Dan K)
Wal-Mart tests delivery of online packages by store workers Reuters (Kokuanani)
Resurrecting Black Wall Street Your World. Normally I don’t link to what amounts to ads, but I have to confess that I’d never heard of Black Wall Street, nor that, per Judy B: “It’s Been 96 Years Since White Mobs Destroyed Tulsa’s Black Wall Street”
Tesla Autopilot Review: Bikers will die Medium (furzy)
against white nationalism: full employment & the politics of radical inclusion (guest post) Modern Money Aesthetics (Scott F)
Real Power Is in Production, not Consumption Medium (Scott F)
Antidote du jour. Hodor: “Attached is my puppy threatening my pit bull with the Wuxi finger hold“: