The Awkward Years: Strange Hairless Rabbit Goes From Bald to Beautiful! Featured Creature
How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements MIT Technology Review. Chuck L: “More reasons to keep my dumb phone.”
Huge Attack on WordPress Sites Could Spawn Never-Before-Seen Super Botnet Little Green Footballs
WordPress Plugin Social Media Widget Hiding Spam – Remove it now Sucuri. We don’t use this plugin, but running a WP site is suddenly looking very fraught!
Life is Cheap in Karachi Counterpunch
Majority of CBC board resigns Cyrpus Mail. CBC = Central Bank of Cyprus
Russian depositors begin seizing property of Cypriot banks RT (Otter). Headline is a bit ahead of facts…
Highland result suggests RBS bankers no longer above the law (Richard Smith) Ian Fraser. In the UK, some cracks in the facade…
Barbara Boxer, AIPAC seek to codify Israel’s right to discriminate against Americans Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Obama Does Social Security and Medicare Counterpunch (Carol B)
Breaking: Obama Justice Department serves Oregon officials with warrant seeking the identities of the state’s medical cannabis patients acmerecords, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Medicinal marijuana markets: Weed goes legit Barry Ritholtz. Barry may be a tad optimistic, at least in light of how the Administration feels about this.
‘Risks’ loom for health exchange technology Health Policy Solutions
U.S. ranks near bottom of UNICEF report on child well-being Salon (Carol B)
More Walmart weirdness, locally Corrente
Declining dry powder of LBO funds Sober Look
Going Underwater in the Long Recession Barbara Garson, Tom Engelhardt. One quibble: the comment on how the economy looked like it was going into recovery mode in the first quarter for each of the last three years and then fizzled. Folks, don’t you get it? The seasonal adjustments are biggest in the first quarter to compensate for the normal (large) falloff in activity after Christmas.
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