Tangled Eagles Rescued After Talons Get Stuck Together (PHOTO) Huffington Post (Carol B)
Fukushima horse breeder braves high radiation levels to care for animals Guardian (Deontos)
Snakes on the brain: Are primates hard-wired to recognize snakes? Science Daily (Chuck L)
Amazon Rainforest is ‘at Higher Risk of Tree Loss’ Climate Central (Chuck L)
Defense Department seeks to implant devices capable of stimulating depressed soldiers’ brains in real-time Raw Story. As in, in stimulating blood-lust or pushing them to go on without sleep. Required reading: Marge Piercy, Woman on the Edge of Time. A bit too deliberately feminist for my taste, but the stuff on the experimentation rings awfully true.
Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’ Independent
Holy Logic: Computer Scientists ‘Prove’ God Exists Der Spiegel (Richard Smith)
Trouble at the lab [Data Skepticism] Tim Durusau
Is Google floating mystery barges around the world? Christian Science Monitor
Greece’s New Tax Law Collects More Anger Than Money New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Feinstein demands total US intelligence review Financial Times. Most likely DiFi trying to get in front of the mob and call it a parade, but still…
France feared US spied on its president; was Israel’s Mossad involved? Times of India (furzy mouse)
How the feds won a key warrantless wiretapping ruling by misleading the Supreme Court Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Canadians sue spy agency over secret surveillance People’s World (Deontos)
The Oversight Black Hole of the Merkel Tap Marcy Wheeler
As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Shutdown Budget Showdown
The right way to make a federal budget Los Angeles Times
Time to Eliminate the Debt Ceiling Linda Beale, Angry Bear
A little known, but potentially fantastic provision of the Affordable Care Act Daily Kos. Um, I think this is, “look, there’s a plane!” See this much bigger feature, corporatization of health care.
Recovery? What Recovery?
Pending Sales of Existing Homes Slump by Most in Three Years Bloomberg and US pending home sales drop 5.6% Financial Times
But then we have: Q&A: Deadbeat gamblers as economic indicator Associated Press (Lambert)
Is DIP financing the best option for Detroit? Bond Girl, FT Alphaville
Subway tunnel repairs show challenge of Sandy clean-up Financial Times. I was astonished at how quickly they got the subways back up and figured I was somehow wrong about the salt damage, that they’d been able to flush critical circuits in time. Looks like not after all.
U.S. to Hit Infosys With Record Immigration Fine Wall Street Journal
JPMorgan Still Isn’t Sure What It Bought in 2008 Matt Levine, Bloomberg. I think there’s a shorter way to debunk the JPM “all your money are belong to us” theory on this one. JPM is saying, “Our contract says JPM is not liable for XYZ bad things WaMu did.” Retort: “Yes, but there was enough money in the dead body of WaMu to more than cover XYZ. So how is JPM liable?”
Billionaires: Decline of the West, Rise of the Rest Triple Crisis
NYSE Margin Debt at Record High Barry Ritholtz
The Prophet Helaine Olen, Pacific Standard. More important than the not-at-all-informative headline suggests.
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