Amazing places on earth you can't or won't want to visit (Viral Nova).
Newspaper apologizes for offensive cartoon comparing airplanes to slave ships (TPM).
Two studies turn Wall Street's argument on its head. Higher CEO salaries have a negative effect on company performance, while states that raise minimum wage see greater growth (Daily Kos).
AH ... TO BE SUPER RICH, AND CLUELESS HOW YOU GOT THERE
The super rich no longer need a middle class (Salon).
Robert Reich: Why Donald Trump and big corporations get breaks that ordinary people don't (Alter Net).
More stupidity from the super rich ... Jack Ma (founder/CEO of Alibaba): If you're poor at 35, you deserve it (Zero Hedge).
WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE?
Watch California dry up before your eyes in 6 jaw dropping GIFs (Huffington Post).
Louisiana's map is no longer a boot, because water's taking over ... the state's losing the equivalent of one football field per hour to rising water levels (Business Insider).
Incredible pictures of huge algae blooms off the Alaskan coast (Business Insider).
THE DRUMS OF WAR (again)
When war erupts patriots will be accused of aiding "the enemy" (Zero Hedge).
How Obama's war against ISIS just keeps growing (Time).
Worse than ISIS? A primer on the Khorasan group (Time).
WHAT AILS OUR MARKETS (Shah Gilani)
How to understand our current market conditions, and what to do if we want to avoid collapse ... A Q&A session with Shah Gilani (Money Morning).
Inside the Washington-Wall Street corruption industry (Money Morning / Shah Gilani).
Kill the Fed (Money Morning / Shah Gilani).
FROM CRAZY LAND
Oklahoma trooper tells local news that the best way not to get raped by cops is to 'follow the law' (Raw Story).
Ignoring that his cattle are illegally grazing on federal land (for which he pays nothing), Fox folk hero Cliven Bundy says he can sue the person who hit one of his cows because the hole in the fence his cattle used to enter the road is "the state's problem." Bundy believes the person who hit his cow "is liable to me" (Las Vegas Review Journal).
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Only 5 show up for militia border shutdown as organizers blame 'mass bloodshed' threat by cartels (Raw Story).
The Satanic Temple's hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling (Salon).
Common misconceptions about Alibaba (WSJ / Digits).
Subprime is back with a vengeance (Zero Hedge).
Youth rise up ... there is no future in war (Counter Punch).
The nuclear arsenal we don't need (The National Memo).