Spain, South Korea and Australia approved as founding member of China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Russian Times).
We are all in this together; Elizabeth Warren understands that (Buzz Flash).
Seriously, stop demonizing almonds (Gizmodo).
Federal judge says Blackwater guard who murdered innocents is a "good young man," gives him a life sentence (BoingBoing).
POLICING IN AMERICA
Police have killed way more Americans in America than terrorists (BoingBoing).
Former police commander sentenced to prison for multiple abuses (Nation of Change).
Police sergeants says cop who killed unarmed Eric Harris is a "true victim" (Truth Out).
Texas wants to outlaw filming police (Truth Out).
War makes men hot. What about women (OZY)?
Woman admits to marrying at least 1 of her 10 husbands for money (NY Times).
The banana massacre in Central America, and the roots of our global assault on labor (OZY).
The tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer (Prospect Magazine).
STUFF LIBERALS SHOULD LEARN & REPEAT, OVER AND OVER
Social Security ... where government excels, so let's deepen it (Paul Krugman / NY Times).
Bill Clinton slams Dick Cheney: 'If they hadn't gone to war in Iraq none of this would be happening' (Crooks & Liars).
Scapegoat Economics 2015 ... How the bailout of Greece was really a bailout for German, French, and Greek bankers, and a blueprint of what's happening around the world (Richard Wolff / Truth Out).
HOW THE FINANCIAL SECTOR RIPS YOU OFF (still)
New Report: Big banks require tellers to use predatory practices to extract bigger fees and penalties from customers (Crooks & Liars).
White House report makes it clear that investment advisers are more interested in jacking up their fees than they are in building your retirement nest ... and it's costing you/us money (White House).
One example of the rip off: Wall Street fees wipe out $2.5 billion in New York City pension gains from 1994 through 2014 (NY Times).
RIGHT WING NUTS & BOLTS
The NRA's open-carry hypocrisy shines at their annual convention (Salon).
Let's ban 'war' while we're at it ... First Florida, now Wisconsin bans the words 'climate change' (Nation of Change).
Senate Republicans vote to sell off our national parks to private industry (Reverb Press).
Fast & Fringiest: Meet the top cranks and conspiracy theorists in Rand Paul's world (TPM).
The most amazing houses on earth ... or at least in the United States (Front Door).
I'm taking a Chicano Studies course and I'm angry - Now what (OC Weekly)? [Be sure to read the follow up Q&A.]
This refrigerator uses zero energy & cools your food by suspending it in gel-like substance (Collective Evolution).
How politics and red tape are preventing doctors from practicing around the world (OZY).