Cat caught smuggling phone into Brazilian jail Guardian (John L). Poor cat, looks like the stuff was duct taped.
NP’s Care Equal to Doc’s, Review Finds MedPage (Aquifer)
Remembering the 1998 Ice Storm in Upstate New York and Montreal Borderless North (bob). Weather porn.
Ending the Silence on Climate Change Bill Moyers (Aquifer)
Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero LiveScience (Valissa)
Inside the meat lab: the future of food Guardian (John L)
Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits New York Times. As we said, expect overpriced insurance that does not cover much….
Surprise, Surprise: The Banks Win Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. On the pending OCC foreclosure settlement.
History of the Proof Platinum Coin Concept, 2010-2013 Corrente. Lambert has created an infographic! Cool!
The Paradox of the Wage Slave Metaphorical Web. I have quibbles with some details of the history (for instance, the regimentation of workers started much earlier, with the large scale factories in the 1800s, and schools, not wars, were the means of getting the public used to regimentation) but this is still a good read.
Antidote du jour (Dr. Kevin). And before you say this looks Photoshopped, I’ve seen pix of cats I know personally in the same pose (and their human can barely take pictures, much the less doctor them):