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Squirrels Sort Their Nuts Like You Sort Your Fridge The Atlantic
How UBS Became Home to Half the World’s Billionaires Bloomberg. Interview with UBS CEO. “[BLOOMBERG MARKETS] You’re like Tinder? [SERGIO ERMOTTI] At these events we are a kind of sophisticated speed-dating organizer, sure. It adds value for our clients.”
Want to avert the apocalypse? Take lessons from Costa Rica Guardian (SV).
A War Plan Orange For Climate Change US Naval Institute (Re Silc).
Workers laid off at now-closed Florida nursing home where 12 died CNN. So the market works!
Big Questions for Catalonia Bloomberg
Julian Assange Told Young Catalans What Chat Apps To Use To Avoid Spanish Authorities The Buzzfeed (TF). The story isn’t the personalities, but the way the activists set up their network.
Grenfell Tower survivor reunited with cat she lost on night of blaze Guardian. Not that she has a home, of course.
Gunman attacks Saudi royal palace in Jeddah Deutsche Welle
Tom Ridge: We Need Regime Change in Iran Newsweek. Remember the DHS color-coded threat level advisories? That Tom Ridge.
Syria – Erdogan Is Afraid Of Entering Idleb Moon of Alabama
Britain ‘draws up battle plan for war with North Korea’ The Telegraph. Where’s Tony Blair when we really need him?
Mainland China’s ‘transformation’ nothing to shout about South China Morning Post (Furzy Mouse).
How America Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Growing Naval Power The National Interest. “China doesn’t need to command sea or sky, either partially or wholly, to prevail in a trial of arms.”
New Cold War
Vladimir Putin: Computer Genius? Andrew Cockburn, Truthdig. “The Democratic establishment professes to believe that where Mook failed, Putin succeeded. If this were so, then Putin should set up shop as a campaign consultant in this country in time for the next election. Surely one of those Democratic hopefuls currently traversing the country raising millions would pay well for his U.S. voter model, which he must be holding as a valuable asset. ”
After Nine Months, Only Stale Crumbs in Russia Inquiry Scott Ritter, The American Conservative
Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’ NYT. James Fallows: “Corker is head of ForRel cmmittee. Will be in office till Jan 2019. Will have vote on tax, Iran, Russ investig, Mueller, etc.”
Déjà Voodoo Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
Will We Ever Return to Normal After Trump? James Wolcott, Vanity Fair. NC readers will be unsurprised that Wolcott doesn’t feel called upon to justify whatever the normal is that he wants us to “return” to, and has exactly zero policy recommendations for what to do when we reach that happy state.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Nation-State Attackers Steal, Copy Each Other’s Tools Dark Reading. Attribution is hard…
Public officials risk national security by using cellphones Asia Times (Re Silc).
CBS clarifies after saying Colin Kaepernick would stand for anthem USA Today. “Clarifies” my sweet Aunt Fanny.
Into the wilderness: Secretive South Carolina camps come under scrutiny following teen’s death Post and Courier. Privatized “camps.”
The Uber Game FT. “Can you make it in the gig economy?” Worth playing. I lost, badly.
New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks Wired (Furzy Mouse). Wouldn’t be the first time science caught up with engineering, if in fact it has.
The Stockley Files Riverfront Times. Why the St Louis protests began.
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