Interstellar Winds Buffeting Our Solar System Have Shifted Direction Science Daily. So that explains it.
Here’s the number of the Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121. Ask the operator to connect you to your Senator, and give ‘em an earful on Syria; sources expect Obama to bypass the House as a lost cause and go with Senate authorization only.
MoveOn.org ad opposes Syria strike Politico
Assad-Kommandeure wollten seit Monaten Giftgas einsetzen Bild (SF). Google translate: “According to the findings of the monitoring specialists requested by the commanders were poison gas attacks and always rejected the use of 21 August probably not personally approved by Assad.” FWIW!
After offering support on Syria, GOP Rep. waits for White House to call back The Roll Call. Quack quack.
Objectives in Syria? Look at U.S. targets Politico. “[D]on’t just listen to what officials say — watch what they bomb.”
living above the godwin’s law OMG we’re surrounded by humans
Why So Syria? Jacob Bacharach
Unfinished business in battle to fix the banks FT. Oddly, or not, no mention of fraud.
Financial Crisis: Lessons of the Rescue, A Drama in Five Acts Online WSJ. Oddly, or not, no mention of fraud.
Follow the Money: Payday Laundry Edition Credit Slips
Left with Nothing WaPo. “This man owed $134 in property taxes. The District sold the lien to an investor who foreclosed on his $197,000 house and sold it.” Because freedom!
White House considers top female Treasury official for Federal Reserve post, sources say WaPo. Yes, but can Larry work with her?
Barofsky, Watchdog to Government Bank Bailout Program, Joins Law Firm Gretchen Morgenson, Times
Big Brother Is Watching Watch
INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: We’re Not Stealing Secrets From Companies Business Insider. Translation: We’re stealing secrets from companies.
NSA Breaks Internet, Rewrites Constitution Moon of Alabama
NSA and Compromised Encryption: The Sword Cuts Both Ways emptywheel. Does the NSA have an Internet kill switch?
The Cowboy of the NSA Foreign Policy
Firsthand account of NSA sabotage of Internet security standards Boing Boing. Must read.
The Well-Being of the Young Demo Memo
I refute it thus Science-Based Medicine
The Flip Side Of Obama’s Keystone XL Delay Mint Press. Nice roundup.
Asean hazed by self-Interest Bangkok Post
China embraces ‘British Model’, ditching Mao for Edmund Burke Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
The Revolution That Wasn’t London Review of Books
The New Deal We Didn’t Know New York Review of Books
The Next Ten Billion Years The Archdruid Report
Inside a cooperative university Times Higher Education. I don’t understand. How can this university succeed in its mission without lavishly paid administrators?
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