Pigs fed GM grain suffer health problems, study says Chicago Tribune (Cheyenne)
Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again AAA. In case you know any doubters…
Pettis: China must resist the bulls MacroBusiness
Here’s something about Turkey, and everyone else Alex Harrowell
Crisis Course: High Court Skeptical of ECB Bond Buys Der Spiegel. Looks to be hyping the odds of an unfavorable decision for the Eurozone/PMT, at least according to Serious People
Italian showdown with Germany over euro looms closer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
UK living standards at lowest in a decade Financial Times
Bank Bailout Blues Stall U.K. Recovery Wall Street Journal (Richard Smith)
Oxford Pound plan to help local businesses BBC (Richard Smith). OMG, a local currency!
British Regulator Looking Into Currency Rates Trades New York Times
Syria: The Insurgency’s New Weapons Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution Thomas Drake, Guardian
Hong Kong Groups Plan Protest to Support Edward Snowden Bloomberg. Wonder if any of these groups has any clout.
Edward Snowden: US government has been hacking Hong Kong and China for years South China Morning Post
NSA revelations will test China-US ties, say Chinese media Guardian. The odds of Beijing letting the Hong Kong courts play this one out rather than pushing them to extradite has just gone up considerably. Tsk tsking that legal processes must prevail would be a lovely passive-aggressive gambit.
Washington pushed EU to dilute data protection Financial Times
THE SECRET WAR Wired. Wow, if this PR plant was meant to inspire confidence, whoever was behind it was either mighty tone deaf or brilliantly subversive
Why I Don’t Care About Edward Snowden National Journal (Lambert)
Why you should worry about the NSA New York Daily News (Lambert)
Companies scramble for consumer data Financial TimesBloomberg
Joe Biden: Al Gore ‘was elected president’ Yahoo (Lambert)
Mayor Bloomberg Asks Donors to Hold Money After Gun Votes Bloomberg. Too much ego on display. He should instead have funded an astroturf group to do this.
Carl Levin is a Truly Horrible Person Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Rudeness to Politicians Ian Welsh (Carol B)
The Gamification of Financial Education Lauren Willis, Credit Slips
Women’s pay gap looks better because men’s average pay has gotten worse Daily Kos (Carol B)
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