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Inside Dubai’s $10 million camel hospital CNN

Study Reveals Music’s Universal Patterns Across Societies Worldwide Reuters

Is virtue signalling a perversion of morality? Aeon (Dr. Kevin)

Queen’s Brian May Joins ESA’s Comet Interceptor Group, and That’s Dr. Brian May Interesting Engineering (Chuck L)

The First Narco Submarine Ever Seized Off A European Coast Is A Monster The Drive (guurst)

What is an atmospheric river and why should Southern Californians keep their umbrellas handy? Los Angeles Times (David L)

Banana agri-waste converted into biodegradable, recyclable plastic New Atlas (David L)

Is Net Zero Emissions an Impossible Goal? Nautilus (Anthony L)

Climate change ‘tipping points’ too close for comfort PhysOrg (guurst)

Chicago Takes a Beating as Lake Levels Surge Scientific American (David L)

Countries are burning from Siberia to Australia: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet Guardian (David L)

Tainted Data Can Teach Algorithms the Wrong Lessons Wired (David L)

How Peru’s potato museum could stave off world food crisis Guardian (resilc)

Discovery of Elusive Tendon Stem Cells in Mice ‘Could Be a Game-Changer’ For Healing Science Alert (David L)


China threatens to take ‘strong counter-measures’ against US after Hong Kong bill signings CNBC


A coward and a bully’: Tories threaten Channel 4 after Boris Johnson replaced with melting ice sculpture0 Independent (UserFriendly)

Private companies have won £15BILLION of NHS contracts since 2015, research reveals amid political row over ‘health service for sale’ Daily Mail

London Bridge: Attacker had been convicted of terror offence BBC

Britain’s chief rabbi is helping to stoke anti-semitism CounterPunch (Ven B)

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Prince Andrew’s ex mulling bombshell tell-all book detailing Epstein debauchery New York Post (Chuck L)

German car industry reels as Daimler cuts 10,000 jobs Financial Times

Bolivia Coup

Argentinian researchers barred from Bolivia: Morales AA


Trump, who supports War Crimes, is losing War, and Wants to quit Afghanistan, Gaslights Troops in Kabul Juan Cole (resilc)

Iraq PM resignation would only be ‘first step’, protesters say Aljazeera

After Al-Baghdadi’s Death, Media Failed to Ask Where ‘War on Terror’ Is Going LobeLog (resilc)

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

SMS Replacement is Exposing Users To Text, Call Interception Thanks To Sloppy Telecos Motherboard


Sale of .org domain to private equity firm sparks battle over internet freedom Financial Times

Facebook Adds Disclaimer to Post That Singapore Deems False Bloomberg

Health Care

Drugmakers slash prices in China to get on reimbursement list Reuters (Troy P)

Ohio bill orders doctors to ‘reimplant ectopic pregnancy’ or face ‘abortion murder’ charges Guardian (resilc). JTM: “Where does it end? What kind of people are these, anyway?”


Five questions looming over impeachment The Hill

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland ProPublica (UserFriendly)


How money laundering is poisoning American democracy Financial Times. Dan K:

“America’s bright red line” is a bit much; Western cold-war tactics leveraged existing financial back-channels and developed new ones. And the piece fails to mention the dark money pools at the center of US political tactics. That’s money laundering, with several types of political leverage as the output. Article like this attempt to spin the narratives before it goes mainstream and get ahead of a looming issue. But it’s a tacit admission that at this point, the active patterns are becoming awkwardly obvious.

Clarence Thomas blasts his Biden-led confirmation hearings: ‘The idea was to get rid of me’ The Hill

How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled New York Times (UserFriendly)

Medicare for All isn’t tanking Warren Carl Beijer

Tulsi Gabbard: Wake Up and Smell Our $6.4 Trillion Wars American Conservative (resilc)

He defended the Confederate flag and insulted immigrants. Now he’s an SC judge. Post and Courier (Chris)

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Our Famously Free Press

The New York Times’ Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups Mint Press

An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project WSWS (guurst). Important.

Bipolar Economics Project Syndicate (David L). More criticism of the latest “Nobel” prize winners.

Morgan Stanley Ousts FX Traders as It Probes Concealed Loss Bloomberg. Vlade:

Incompetents. 15 years ago FX option traders at National Australia Bank defrauded it of >$300m

To properly defraud a bank, you have to involve someone with knowledge of the middle/back office systems, there are always hols you can use.

Walmart Dodged US Tax on $2 Billion by Routing Cash Through Multiple Countries, Whistleblower Says Quartz

Manhattan Attorney Announces Arrest Of United States Citizen, Who Works For Ethereum, For Assisting North Korea In Evading Sanctions Department of Justice. Repeat after me: cryptocurrencies = prosecution futures.

Class Warfare

This Doctors Group Is Owned by a Private Equity Firm and Repeatedly Sued the Poor Until We Called Them ProPublica (UserFriendly)

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