Boy, I’ve Really Put You In A Tough Spot, Haven’t I? Onion (Scott)
Heart Attack Damage Slashed With Microparticle Therapy Science Daily (Chuck L)
U.S. Joins China Among Biggest Global Warming ‘Offenders’ Bloomberg. “Joins”? As if we haven’t been there all along?
TEPCO demands families of employees return compensation for evacuation Mainichi (Deontos).
Australian jobs shocker in detail MacroBusiness
World Bank raises growth forecast Guardian
‘Fragile Five’ falls short as tapering leaves more exposed Financial Times
Farmers disperse after payment promise but vow to return Thai PBS English News (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Obama to the American People: F@ck Off George Washington
Congress balks at shifting CIA’s role in drone war Washington Post
Bare-Bones Health Plans Survive Through Legal Quirk Wall Street Journal
Obamacare tax credit suit rejected Politico
Senate report on Benghazi: CIA beefed up its security ahead of 2012 attack McClatchy (Chuck L)
America’s Rogue Government Counterpunch (Carol B). One point to add about Iraq. The Economist, in the year or so after Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait, ran an article discussing how Saddam basically notified the US of his intent in advance (the Kuwaitis were taking, in his opinion, way too much oil out of a field beneath both countries) and got what he thought was assent through diplomatic channels. Funny how that key fact is not part of the official story.
How the Senate’s Filibuster Change Could Protect Dodd-Frank American Banker
The Trouble With Chris Christie Truthdig (RR)
Free trade and the loss of U.S. jobs Harold Myerson, Washington Post
Walmart Is Facing Claims That It Fired Protesters New York Times
A Penny Stock Called Nestor Just Surged 1900% Because People Confused It With The Company That Google Bought Business Insider (Chuck L)
JC Penney unveils plan to cut 2,000 jobs Financial Times
Antidote du jour. Lance N: “How dinosaurs went extinct.”