COFFEE CRESCENDO

Has the Coffee bubble burst?
ALPHA LAST REVISION -- July 1, 2017
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Signs of the coffee-pocalypse...

There are always warning signs before an earthquake.  People don't often perceive the warning signs but anecdotal evidence suggests that animals often get a sense that something is wrong.


Only after the fact do humans do a post-mortem to see the signs that were available.


In this article we look at some signs we all should have seen.



          Science Feeds we appreciate          

Slashdot.org

SciFi Author (and Byte Columnist) Jerry Pournelle Has Died
Firefox 57 Will Hide Search Bar and Use a Uni-Bar Approach, Like Chrome
Hobbyist Gives iPhone 7 the Headphone Jack We've Always Wanted
El Nino's Absence Is Causing An Active Hurricane Season
AI Can Detect Sexual Orientation Based On Person's Photo

Phys.org

Lyft to unleash self-driving cars on Bay Area roads
Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M Americans
Fake Facebook 'like' networks exploited code flaw to create millions of bogus 'likes'
Amazon's two-day shipping is more like 13, thanks to Hurricane Irma
Best Buy drops Kaspersky products amid Russia concerns


          Investigative Journalism Options          

ATLANTIC YARDS/PACIFIC PARK REPORT

Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what might be coming (post-dated pinned post)
OK, if Nassau Coliseum isn't viable for Islanders and opt-out decision comes before Belmont resolution, what next?
Post: Prokhorov said to be selling the Nets, seeking $2 billion (!)
At 35th debate, only a glancing Atlantic Yards mention, but the oversight issue resonates
A forum tonight for the 35th District Council candidates, and some questions

PROPUBLICA

How the Truth Can Get Damaged in a Hurricane, Too
The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill
Help Us Monitor Political Ads Online
What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead Guilty.
The Freedom Plea: How Prosecutors Deny Exonerations by Dangling the Prison Keys


          Old(er) Guard Media  that is still breathing          

New York Times

Introducing the Next New York Times iPad App
Hurricane Irma Barrels Toward U.S., Threatening to Engulf Florida
Hurricane Irma Live Updates: ‘The Storm Is Here,’ Florida Governor Says
Trump to Monitor Hurricane as His Cabinet Descends on Camp David
Life After the Storm: Children Who Survived Katrina Offer Lessons

Chicago Reader

A comedian's goodbye-to-Chicago rant goes viral for all the wrong reasons
In the face of rising evictions, legislators continue push for repeal of Illinois's ban on rent control
Reggie's celebrates its tenth anniversary, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
A surprise encounter with the music of New York trumpeter Kenny Warren
Illinois to borrow $6 billion to start paying its unpaid bills, and other Chicago news