Asian stocks hit three-week lows as China gloom spreads

July 28, 2015
Reuters     Reuters

"Asian stocks fell to three-week lows on Tuesday as a deepening rout in Chinese stocks erased risk appetite -- sending investors flocking to safe-haven instruments such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS fell 0.8 percent in early deals, its lowest level since July 9 as mainland Chinese indexes opened 2- 5 percent lower." (07/28/15)  

Who is building the private, peer-to-peer marketplace?

July 28, 2015
Foundation for Economic Education
by staff   Foundation for Economic Education

Interview with Sam Patterson. Patterson: "OpenBazaar is an open source project to create a decentralized marketplace online where anyone in the world can buy or sell any goods or services with anyone else in the world, for free, using bitcoin. A few of the core project members (including myself) recently started a company called OB1, which received the funding in order to hire full-time developers and make OpenBazaar a reality." (07/27/15)  

OR: “Suspicious packages” panic at government offices

July 28, 2015
ABC News     ABC News

"Authorities in Oregon are investigating suspicious packages sent to government buildings around the state. Oregon State Police said Monday that some of the packages contained an unknown substance. Police did not say how many packages were received or which government buildings received them. Hazardous materials teams and investigators have responded to the scenes. The East Oregonian in Pendleton reported that Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was taken to a hospital for treatment and observation Monday afternoon after opening an envelope addressed to him that contained white powder. The newspaper said Palmer developed a physical reaction." (07/28/15)  

Hillary World

July 28, 2015
by Timothy J Taylor   Timothy J. Taylor

"In short, thinks it's her business as a statist politician, who knows nothing whatsoever about business, to tell business how to run their businesses. Hillary Clinton doesn't believe that corporations are in business to generate profits for shareholders. She thinks that all businesses should be in business exclusively for the benefit of the 'common good,' that shareholders may be damned." (07/27/15)  

Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

July 28, 2015
Idaho Press-Tribune    

"Greece's government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion of euros into drachmas 'at a drop of a hat.' Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said late Monday that meetings in Athens had begun between Greek officials and negotiating teams representing creditors, with talks to intensify Tuesday, paving the way for higher level discussions possibly by the end of the week." (07/27/15)  

A bogus warrant, a burned baby, and an immoral war

July 28, 2015
by Jacob Sullum   Jacob Sullum

"Shortly after midnight on May 28, 2014, Habersham County, Georgia, Deputy Sheriff Nikki Autry asked Magistrate Judge James Butterworth for a 'no knock' warrant to search a house on Lakeview Heights Circle in Cornelia. In her application, Autry, a special agent with the Mountain Judicial Circuit Narcotics Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team, said a confidential informant 'was able to purchase a quantity of methamphetamine from Wanis Thonetheva' at the house she wanted to search. She said the informant was known to be 'true and reliable,' having 'provided information in the past that has led to criminal charges on individuals selling illegal narcotics in Habersham County.' She added that she had personally 'confirmed that there is heavy traffic in and out of the residence.' According to a federal indictment announced last week, none of that was true." (07/27/15)  

Please don’t apologize, Mr. President (for things you didn’t do)

July 28, 2015
Strike the Root
by David M. Brown  

"Timothy Egan asserts many things in his apology-urging op-ed .... The main assertion and conclusion is that President Obama should offer 'words of contrition -- a formal acknowledgement of a grievous wrong by a great nation' for America's slaveholding past. Not for slavery as such -- since Americans did not conceive the millennia-old practice -- but for the fact that the U.S. was 'at one time, the largest slaveholding nation on earth.' Obama would not be apologizing as an individual or for himself alone, but as a representative of We the People -- even if none of us people agrees that the apology is appropriate." (07/27/15)  

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