Dutch Zoo Fits Elephant With Contact Lens (furzy mouse) Der Spiegel.
Government censorship makes pandemic research harder, won’t hinder bad actors Nature. What could go wrong?
Pentagon to position floating base in Persian Gulf Pravda. What could go wrong?
Fifteen minutes out of Damascus in the burbs, tension everywhere RT photo essay.
Flush With Oil From Alberta, Canada Prepares For Inevitable U.S. Invasion (Valissa) Smew. Tim Hortons imposes sharia law! Also, too, their water.
Irishman makes “billion-euro home” of shredded notes Reuters. “I wanted to create something from nothing.”
“Dropping the stuff from helicopters is more effective since it does what it says on the tin: it instantly unleashes demand” Simon Jenkins, Guardian. Being sovereign in your own currency means never having to say you don’t have a helicopter.
“At one extreme of opacity, financial intermediaries simply steal everybody else’s wealth. That’s no good” Steve Waldman. No, it isn’t.
Champs and chumps Abigail Field. Survey of state AGs on bankster-driven accounting control fraud. Champs: Biden, Masto, Harris, Coakeley. And if Schneiderman doesn’t deliver, he’s not a chump but a tool.
“It’s weird that Summers, who loves debate, generally refuses to sit down in some public forum and answer serious, informed questions about the legacy of his tenure at Treasury…” Felix Salmon. It is? Why?
Locals help deliver Walker recall petitions to Madison Pierce County Herald. Awesome. Acting democratically can make people joyful. I mean, who knew?
Occupy: Spectacle or mass movement? Oakland Occupier Boots Riley on Faceborg (sorry). Thank The Godd(ess)(e)(s) Of Your Choice, If Any that the scorps are off covering the 2012 olds. The Occupations are news.
How the Norwegians tamed the 1% using nonviolent tactics (MS) Indypendent.
“Moderate” Ds deep-six CA Medicare for All proposal McClatchy. Shocker.
High-level overview of the merger of state and corporation on the internet Monthly Review. Caution: Socialist source may not be work-safe.
FBI issues RFP for pre-crime targeting using social media (MS) Daily Mail.
On copyright, why not a return to the commercial scale standard for criminal infringement? (LT) Social Science Research Council.
“…full of plans and promises that don’t have a sick wife’s chance with Newt Gingrich of ever being passed into law…” Esquire. Pierce on the SOTU.
Dogs against Romney. Featured in People.
Squirrel. It’s what’s for dinner (MS) Daily Mail. Urban forager digs that Depression-era cookbook out of grandma’s attic!
The dark side of K-Pop Al Jazeera.
Antidote du jour (hat tip bluegrass aficionado furzy mouse). Total Awwwww! at 1:30.