Female lizards with beards not attractive, report other lizards Christian Science Monitor (furzy mouse)
Almost 400-year-old New Hampshire family farm sold after being owned for 11 generations Daily Mail (Chuck L). Generation count looks wrong…
Kepler News Sparks Media Headline Mayhem Physics Buzz (DakotaBornKansan)
Twitter’s top 140 users Telegraph
Defendant in Unnecessary Heart Stent Lawsuits Loses Again Patient Safety Blog
Drug Combo Cures 97 Percent of Hep C Patients in Study Everyday Health (Carol B)
Scientists find bacteria in Japanese pickled turnips which could boost immune system Independent (Chuck L)
Financial Secrecy Index Tax Justice Network
Trans-Pacific Partnership: “We Will Not Obey”; Building a Global Resistance Movement Truthout (furzy mouse).
Harry Shearer interviews Yves Smith: Corporate Pillage Part 1 – secret “worst of both worlds” trade agreement negotiations Corrente (in case you didn’t have time to listen to the recording)
One dead in blasts near Communist provincial HQ in China Bangkok Post (Lambert)
China’s Communists want unattainable goal of affluence without freedom Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
The European Banking Disunion Project Syndicate
Europe: Technocrats Vs. Democrats Yanis Varoufakis, The Globalist
Anonymous demonstrators clash with police outside Buckingham Palace Guardian (gonzomarx)
US seeks ‘first step’ Iran nuclear deal Financial Times
“If they can’t prove they’re Taliban, bam” Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
C.I.A. Is Said to Pay AT&T for International Call Records New York Times
FBI monitored anti-war website in error for six years, documents show Guardian (Chuck L)
Why The Deep Web Has Washington Worried Time (Chuck L). Get a load of the spin: ability to evade surveillance = threat. No presumption that privacy is reasonable.
US Getting Its Cyber-Ass Handed to It Marcy Wheeler (Chuck L)
Hegemony Abroad Requires a Security State at Home Real News Network
Senate Democrats frustrated with ‘botched rollout’ of Obamacare Christian Science Monitor. This is almost funny. Obama cares only about Obama. Don’t they remember the 2010 elections? And he’s not doing a very good job of taking care of himself these days, at least in terms of popularity (future payoffs are a completely different matter)
Obama ‘not concerned’ about ACA Politico. See? I wrote the bit above before I saw this piece.
Delaware reports 4 enrollments under ObamaCare Associated Press Politico
The U.S. shifts left Washington Post. The right wing screwed up. Having college educated kids unable to find decent jobs in mass numbers was guaranteed to produce left-leaning attitudes. That alone will move the country leftward over time. Hence the urgency for Obama to implement as many difficult-to-roll-back neoliberal policies as possible.
Obama wants to cut Social Security Ben Strubel, New Economic Perspectives. Please circulate widely. Provides a very simple-to-understand debunking of the generational burden canard.
NYPD Commissioner Headed To… JPMorgan Chase? Huffington Post
Americans Safe from Gun Violence Except in Schools, Malls, Airports, Movie Theatres, Workplaces, Streets, Own Homes New Yorker. I’m surprised some fading fashion line like Abercrombie & Fitch (which I never understood) hasn’t produced a Kevlar line. Even if they didn’t sell a single article, the PR value would be ginormous.
Auction season boost for Sotheby’s Financial Times. Big contrast with wobbly start at Christie’s.
Bitcoin Is A Joke Business Insider. Notice the MMT argument!!!
IS ERIC THERE, PLEASE? New Yorker (Michael C). On the JP Morgan settlement
The forex market is designed to encourage crime Financial Times
What Fed economists are telling the FOMC Gavyn Davies
Walking May Be Worse For The Environment Than Driving Business Insider. Reader critical thinking exercise! What’s wrong with this analysis? You guys are more than ready to be doing this yourselves, so please discuss in comments.
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