Humane Society Investigates Ore. Aquarium Over Excessive Deaths PawNation (Carol B)
Germany Shatters Monthly Solar Generation Record With 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Clean Energy Inhabitat (furzy mouse). I some solar panel roofs in Copenhagen three years ago. They are cute!
What Does Abenomics Feel Like? Carola Binder
Cambodia court begins review of voting complaints Associated Press
The battle of fictitious facts Economist. Egypt.
Syria’s Civil War Comes to the Kurds Geopolitical Monitor (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
David Miranda’s lawyers nastygram the UK government Boing Boing (Lambert). Full text of the letter is there. Have a look at #6, which demands that the UK say whether it has passed info from Miranda to the US, and if so, what. The letter also makes clear they are going to pursue the same issues through Parliamentary channels. This is gonna be FUN!
The next moves in the Spooks v. News cold war Charles Stross
Glimmerglass Intercepts Undersea Cable Traffic for Spy Agencies CorpWatch (Deontos)
Groklaw to close its doors, cites ‘no shield from forced exposure’ Groklaw (Howard Beale IV, Deontos)
Barrett Brown, Glenn Greenwald, and the Mafia State DSWright, Firedoglake (Carol B)
The Deep State, the Permanent Campaign, and the Frayed Fabric of American Democracy James Fallows, The Atlantic. Lambert: “Seeing “deep state” everywhere these days.” Moi: “That’s because no one has the guts to say ‘stealth military coup-in-progress’.”
Security Tools That Scan and Identify Faces Are Advancing New York Times. So will wearing funny noses in public get you arrested for evading scans?
Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Remove What’s Left Of American Democracy DSWright, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Move to ghost job and back gives Capitol Police chief big raises Journal Sentinel. Lambert: “Walker pays off his chief cop.”
South Carolina City Approves Plan To Exile Its Homeless ThinkProgress (furzy mouse)
MPD Chief takes her favorite sergeant in holy matrimony Star Tribune. Chuck L: “Gay marriage became legal here on August 1, and because of the mandatory 3 period between application for a license and the official ceremony, weddings began on August 4.”
The White House’s anti-Yellen sexism, cont. Felix Salmon. One of his best pieces.
GOP Senator Backs Janet Yellen for Fed Chair Huffington Post. “I wouldn’t want Larry Summers to mow my yard.”
Safe haven bubble pops MacroBusiness
Intern death leads to calls for shake-up of culture Financial Times
Consumer caution hits sales at US retailers Financial Times
There Has Been No Improvement in the Hires Rate in Two Years Economic Policy Institute (Scott). From a couple of weeks ago, still important
Why has the Fed given up on America’s unemployed? Financial Times
If You Love Martyrs So Much, Then You Be One Arthur Silber (diptherio). From a few days ago, a must read.
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