Why Scientists Played Bach’s Classics For Crocodiles In MRI Scanners International Business Times
Idaho school can’t find small bit of weapons-grade plutonium AP (SM). Oops.
Karl Marx statue from China adds to German angst BBC UserFriendly: “rofl.”
Brexit: banging the drum EUReferendum
Twitter to All Users: Change Your Password Now! Krebs on Security (BC)
The Historic Background of China’s Perception of the West – by Carl Zha Moon of Alabama (The Rev Kev)
Our Famously Free Press
James O’Keefe Can’t Get No Respect Politico UserFriendly: ”politico give him a LONG sloppy kiss. god.“
Inside the NRA’s annual meeting: Guns, ammunition, family and politics WaPo (The Rev Kev)
Five Ways Bosses Fight Labor Jacobin
Tax Cuts Still Don’t Seem to Be Helping Workers Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
Is the Great Recession Still Holding Down Wages? (Wonkish) NYT. UserFriendly: “Krugman gets something half right. They don’t want to raise wages because the demand still isn’t there because the working class is still in a balance sheet recession.“
Black Unemployment Is at an All-Time Low, But … Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
Three Sectors Explain Most of Deceleration in U.S. Wage Growth Bloomberg (UserFriendly)
How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly Bloomberg. JTMcPhee: “Disgruntled Millenials and Gen X’ers freeing up old folks’ capital, eh?”
Does Medicaid Expansion Have A Shot In A State As Red As Idaho? FiveThirtyEight
Once the Syrian war is over, Qatar could become an empire once more Independent. Robert Fisk.
I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next TruthDig. Lee Camp.
Giuliani: Trump is ‘committed to’ regime change in Iran Politico (SM)
The Saudi Coalition’s Starvation of Yemen Hasn’t Ended American Conservative
Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal Guardian (UserFriendly) Moi: Wowsers.
It’s not clear if Trump and Netanyahu want a war with Iran – but they may fall into one all the same Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Allianz to stop selling insurance to coal companies FT (The Rev Kev)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report Reuters And the link to the Underlying NSA Statistical Transparency Report (BB)
CNN panel breaks down laughing while discussing Pruitt allegations The Hill. UserFriendly: the video is actually funny.
Trump Turns to Outsiders, Not White House Staff, for Key Advice WSJ. Trump being Trump.
Younger lawmakers ignite new push for term limits The Hill. UserFriendly: “So only the lobbyists have experience.”
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