Sorry for the thinness of my own posts today. Competing responsibilities plus I desperately need to get on a more normal work schedule.
Two Cats Get Predictably Catty About Having to Share the Same Food Dish Gawker. My 2 cats, who have 2 dishes, have a very funny dish swapping ritual.
Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice (Update) PhysOrg :-(
An Astonishing New Argument for Why Violent Crime Rates Have Dropped Alternet. Um, this theory is not new, but certainly is not as widely known as it ought to be.
Americans Die Younger Than Peers Wall Street Journal
Anonymous petitions U.S. to see DDoS attacks as legal protest CNET (Paul Tioxon). What are they smoking?
Pensioner fury expected over inflation reform Telegraph. Where are our Grey Panthers?
Big Oil, Big Ketchup and “The Assassination of Hugo Chavez” Truthout (Aquifer)
How the Government Hopes to Argue Bradley Manning’s Alleged Leaks Aided Terrorism Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
White House declines to rule out the minting of a ‘platinum coin’ The Hill (Lambert)
How to Pay for What We Need The American Scholar (Lambert)
Obama and the Transformation Illusion Al Jazeera (Aquifer). Aiee, yet more of the “incompetence” meme.
Obama’s Race To The Top Drives Nationwide Wave of School Closings, Teacher Firings Black Agenda Report (diane)
Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization? Real News Network (Aquifer)
New York Is Moving Quickly to Enact Tough Curbs on Guns New York Times
Colleges Caught in Value Trap Wall Street Journal. Mirabile dictu! Colleges are hitting a price ceiling.
The art of the bailout apology ad Guardian
Les Miser-NAV-ables FTAlphaville
Are There Really No Good Job Applicants Out There? New York Times
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