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Students and Soldiers: Captivating Stories from Montana Veterans PRX (diptherio)
Government surveillance ‘on the rise’ Guardian. Quelle surprise!
The Globalization Of Cyberespionage Dark Reading
Europe hit by anti-austerity strikes Guardian
Spain Makes Progress on Repossessions Deal Amid Talks Bloomberg. In Spain, two foreclosure-related suicides plus protests pressured the government to intervene. A telling contrast with the US.
That Is An Ugly Industrial Production Number From Europe Clusterstock
Banks will always blow themselves up, regulator warns TelegraphNotice he calls for 17-20% capital levels.
The Petraeus scandal is in danger of eating the media, or at least crowding out the Great Betrayal.
David Petraeus: A Thrice-Failed Trainer? Marcy Wheeler. She has other good posts on this topic.
THE WAR NERD: THE DUKE OF PETRAEUS EFFECT NSFW (bob)
Elite Democrats Act Like Losers masaccio, Firedoglake. I beg to differ: the Republicans let them go where they want to go. Elite Dems hate middle class and poor people. I’ve seen them talk about “middle class jobs” and you can tell they mean jobs for some sort of lower caste.
Chinese Rare Earth Mining Monopoly Threatens US Defense Technology OilPrice. Title is hardly news, but has updates on efforts to deal with China’s supply chokehold. I’d like to know how we got in this position. I recall as a kid reading how the DoD was worried about reliance on key materials that were in politically unstable parts of Africa. The DoD actually let this happens. So why is there no scrutiny about this mess?
GI-INDEX FX & SPREAD BETTING Cassandra
For-Profit Colleges: A “Business Model” That Blew Up Wolf Richter
Fed vice-chair backs rates ‘threshold’ Financial Times
Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them White House. No, this is not Onion.
Economic Optimism Plunges In Post-Vote IBD/TIPP Poll Investors Business Daily (skippy). Will other confidence indexes follow?
You Fight With Bank Of America Over Bad Mortgages, Bank Of America Fights Back Dealbreaker (Richard Smith)
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):