Obama Returns From Trade Summit With 5 Stout Ships Full Of Cardamom, Silk, And Indigo Onion (David L)
Tories to build thousands of affordable second homes Daily Mash
The Chinese micro pig: A big step for research but a small pet for households ABC
Exxon’s Climate Concealment New York Times (David L)
World will pass crucial 2C global warming limit, experts warn Guardian (furzy mouse)
Japan unveils Laundroid, the world’s first laundry-folding robot Japan Times (furzy mouse). Not sure about this, but I have to confess that a Roomba is tempting, particularly since it also functions as a cat toy.
A New Way to Fight Aging in the Brain MIT Technology Review (David L). Headline overstates the significance of the finding, but promising nevertheless.
A Pumpkin-Pie Shortage Is Looming Thanks to Heavy Summer Rains Bloomberg (resilc)
WeWork Used These Documents To Convince Investors It’s Worth Billions BuzzFeed. Lambert: “Silicon valley valuations a little sketchy….”
Dollar at risk against major emerging markets currencies Futures Magazine (furzy mouse)
IMF: keep interest rates low or risk another crash Guardian. The IMF is now talking Mr. Market’s book.
Is the world heading for its third global financial crisis? Telegraph
In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government Washington Post
Germany, EU Deny Report On European Solidarity Tax International Business Times
Refugee crisis a boon to Vienna’s far-right party DW
Fiscal union will never fix a dysfunctional eurozone, warns ex-IMF chief Telegraph. Um, “chief economist” who still managed to issue a tortured defense of the last Greek bailout plan. Note he is still insisting on the snake-oil treatment of “competitiveness adjustment” as in more crushing of labor, rather than having a fiscal union be a means for providing for deficit spending (which could also be finessed by calling it “investment” via an infrastructure bank).
Syrian SITREP October 10th, 2015 by John Rambo Vineyard of the Saker (Chuck L)
Reinforcing success… a novel approach – TTG Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
US to compensate Kunduz strike victims BBC
Bombings at Ankara peace rally are Turkey’s deadliest-ever terror attack CBC
Ankara: More than 80 killed in twin blasts Turkey blames on terrorism EuroNews (furzy mouse)
Protests break out in Turkey DW
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century Counterpunch
Lawrence Wilkerson discussed the possibility of the breakup of the U.S. Daily Kos (furzy mouse). We featured this video in full more than a week ago.
You Think the NSA Is Bad? Meet Former CIA Director Allen Dulles. Mother Jones (resilc)
The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita Louis Proyect
Police State Watch
‘Great Pause’ Among Prosecutors As DNA Proves Fallible NPR (David L)
Sanders prepares for his national debate-stage debut Washington Post
HIllary’s deadly advisors AnitWar (Carolinian)
Ex-staffer: Benghazi committee pursuing ‘partisan investigation’ targeting Hillary Clinton CNN. Quelle surprise! And there is a Benghazi movie coming out early next year. I saw a trailer in August.
Suit Over Firing Exposes Strife Within Benghazi Panel New York Times
Flat Wages Lead to Search for Anti-Politician New York Times
158 Families Dominate Campaign Contributions New York Magazine (resilc)
GOP hard-liners seek more power by changing rules. That could mean more chaos. Washington Post
Congress: Reign of the Implacables New York Review of Books
The Republican suicide ballad: The party that can’t govern, and the country that hates its guts Salon. A fun rant, but too many Dems seem to be counting their chickens before they are hatched. As this article points out, Republican craziness DID lead to the Republicans winning the House. The problem is that the mainstream business types no longer control the monster they created.
Huge rally in Berlin says ‘No’ to EU-US trade deal EuroNewsm (furzy mouse)
Berlin anti-TTIP trade deal protest attracts hundreds of thousands Guardian
Wikileaks Releases Final Intellectual Property Chapter Of TPP Before Official Release Techdirt (furzy mouse) Reported yesterday, but always good to see more media attention.
David Brooks, Hillary Clinton, and the TPP Dean Baker
Obama defends controversial TPP deal and dismisses secrecy concerns Guardian
Black Injustice Tipping Point
2 Reports Find Cleveland Officer Justified In Shooting Tamir Rice NPR. Notice the use of “find” rather than “claim” or “opime”. These are expert opinions for the prosecution. Anyone who has been through litigation knows that you can pretty much always find an expert to say what you need said in court.
In California, Electric Cars Outpace Plugs, and Sparks Fly New York Times
Cocks not glocks: Dildos to replace guns at UT-Austin campus carry protest Houston Chronicle.
Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter Mother Jones (resilc). I don’t like the “pre-crime” aspects of this at all, and there’s no mention whatsoever of false positives. And if we did not have easy access to guns, we would not have mass shooters.
Chinese all-cash buyers of U.S. homes have tripled since 2005 MarketWatch (furzy mouse)
Fed officials seem ready to deploy negative rates in next crisis MarketWatch. All my cash will go in the mattress! What are they thinking? Plus if you want to get the right wing to go full bore after the Fed, this is just the way to do it.
Like Being “Buried Alive”: Charles Dickens on Solitary Confinement in America’s Prisons American Prospect
Whole Foods Co-opts Revolutionary Rhetoric but Mistreats Employees Truthout
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