Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

  • “The US economy grew more than first estimated in the second quarter, according to official figures. The US grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% from April to June, more than the 1.5% previously estimated, the Commerce Department said.”
  • “Spain’s regional governments have long made it clear that they cannot make it through the year without the help of a central government bailout.”
  • GlobalPost: The US economy and the future of growth: well this is depressing
  • TRNN: State Dep’t Defines Israeli Settler Violence as Terrorism. US State Dep’t defines settler violence as terrorism while two violent attacks on Palestinians drive Israeli coverage last week
  • “William Hague, the foreign secretary, has held talks with Ecuador’s vice-president Lenin Moreno as the deadlock over the status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continued. Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange, who is staying at the London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual offence allegations.”
  • “Bosses at Chevron Corp may share in the three-day mourning declared by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez over the country’s recent oil blast at Amuay, which killed at least 48 people. The blast early Saturday morning was one of the world’s worst refinery explosions in 25 years, and the flames were only extinguished Tuesday.”
  • “The so-called ‘personhood’ movement was dealt a significant blow on Wednesday, after it failed to get enough support for a ballot measure in Colorado.”
  • TRNN: What Now for Ron Paul Libertarians? Matt Welch: Ron Paul supporters sidelined at convention as differences with Romney foreign policy are profound
  • “Researchers have spotted visible-light evidence for one of astronomy’s most elusive targets – gravity waves – in the orbit of a pair of dead stars.”

You’re So Bain (h/t CTuttle)

The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.