Lambert Strether is an old-school blogger from Corrente.
Once Hidden by Forest, Carvings in Land Attest to Amazon’s Lost World Times. Was the Amazon once an edible forest, a la 1491?
How to think [and write] like Shakespeare (furzy mouse).
How did a giant diamond stolen in a daring London raid end up in a Hong Kong pawnshop? (Buzz Potamkin) Independent.
Greyhound passengers going to OccupyCongress: Driver stranded us in Amarillo, saying “you people” aren’t welcome on his bus KFDA – NewsChannel 10 Amarillo, TX. If only we had internal passport controls, none of this would be happening.
NPR/NYT Guru Adam Davidson’s Discredited Economic Principles (SW) Alternet.
European Leaders Use Debt Downgrades to Argue for Austerity, and for Stimulus Times. Alrighty then.
Like a scene out of the film ‘Titanic,’ chaos consumed the Costa Concordia after it ran aground CNN (photos). Great metaphor for the global economy.
Costa Concordia’s captain arrested after abandoning his ship Guardian. But not a perfect metaphor.
Nigeria fuel talks fail to reach compromise Al Jazeera. Austerity blowback.
Gulf oil-spill responders say they’re still fighting for payments McClatchy. Big Oil behaving badly.
U.S. troops quietly surge into Middle East San Francisco Chronicle. If you want war, prepare for war.
Russia: “Should Anything Happen to Iran … This Will Be a Direct Threat to Our National Security” George Washington. Anything “happen? What could happen?
“The offensive parts” Who Is IOZ?
Bill Moyers interviews at OWS Truth Out. Mentions Bill Black! Be still, my beating heart!
Oakland’s Boots Riley on black bloc tactics (affinis). Read it all.
Wisconsin group says it has enough signatures to recall R Senator Fitzgerald (furzy mouse) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. [Corrected!]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) recycles lobbyist’s exact wording on constituent letter supporting HR 3699. The bill would enable companies like Elsevier to charge the US citizens for access to US government research. (I didn’t frame this as “charge taxpayers for taxpayer supported research,” because operationally taxes do not “fund” government spending.)
The Enemy Expatriation Act will let the US government strip citizenship from anyone it deems a threat (MsExpat). Check the text because I’d love to be wrong. And wait, wait, didn’t Obama just say NDAA wouldn’t apply to citizens? This must be the workaround.
Class Warfare at the Worsted Mill (Aquifer) Angry Bear. 1%ers behaving badly
Romney’s Bain made millions as S.C. steelmaker went bankrupt McClatchy. 1%ers behaving badly.
Santorum charity for the poor spent most of its money on “management,” cronies (Buzz Potamkin) Post. 1%ers behaving badly. What would Jesus not do?
Romney plays the envy card. Crazy. Who would want to be Romney?
NOTE Readers, sorry for the issue with comments on the WPA post. My WP chops are not all they could be, yet.
Antidote du jour: Twig’s Ernie.