Dear readers, I am glad to see that many of you are happy with the cross posts of the last few days. The high proportion of them is due to a confluence of good material and a lot of non-blog demands. I should be back to normal programming in the next day or so.
Arctic scientist who exposed climate threat to polar bear is suspended Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Southampton engineers fly the world’s first ‘printed’ aircraft University of Southampton (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Fighting back against the CIA drone war Aljazeera (hat tip Lambert Strether)
Gaddafi is stronger than ever in Libya Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Obama Faces Grumbling On The Left NPR (hat tip reader Foppe). It’s going to take more than grumbling to have any impact
The Costs of War CounterPunch (hat tip reader lefteyeonbooks)
Legislation to Phase Out Private Military Contractors is Filed in Senate and House Bernie Sanders (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Why Voters Tune Out Democrats New York Times (hat tip reader Externality)
Could Apple pull a J.P. Morgan and bail out the U.S. government? Los Angeles Times
The #trilliondollarcoin meme Ed Harrison
A Mobilization in Washington by Wall Street New York Times. Summary: Washington wasn’t as bought and paid for as they thought and now they have a full court press on to get it back into line
Some Bankers Never Learn Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Judge threatens to sanction CEO of HSBC for ‘robo-signing’ Seeking Alpha (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
NC chicken plants closing, laying off 1,000 Associated Press (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). “Lack of discipline” here appears to mean the reverse of the usual “price discipline”.
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