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Mud dump in Great Barrier Reef park could choke life New Scientist (Robert M)
How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds PopSci (Robert M). So will these become an upsell at gun shows?
Drug Companies Join NIH in Study of Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus Wall Street Journal. As we’ve discussed, there is solid experimental evidence that cheap old drugs are effective remedies for RA and lupus, but you’ll never hear that from this bunch.
How to Lie With Statistics (in the Age of Big Data) Cathy O’Neil
Govt calls on Election Commission to hold new polls within one week ThaiVisa (furzy mouse)
Syrians to attend Geneva peace talks Guardian
Potent Pro-Israel Group Finds Its Momentum Blunted New York Times. We’ve said one of the reasons Israel (and hence AIPAC) has been pushing so hard to go after Iran now was the recognition that its power is destined to fade. Younger Jews in the US identify much less with Israel, and quite a few are opposed to its policies towards Palestinians.
Severed heads dumped outside Mexican bank Financial Times
Emerging Markets Meltdown Meets Taper Tantrum
Emerging Markets: Deja vu all over again Triple Crisis
Emerging markets risk repeating eurozone blunder on tightening Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Prelude to a Crash Counterpunch (Carol B)
The abject failure of Ben Bernanke Doug Noland
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Edward Snowden speaks: US blackout of interview Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Hackers Sue German Government Over NSA Spying Associated Press
Julian Assange Affidavit States ‘Rape Victim’ Sent Texts Denying Attack International Business Times
Obamacare Computers Still Can’t Correct Previous Errors: Report Reuters (Carol B)
Mass. GOP aims at Obamacare Politico
Oil sands pollution two to three times higher than thought (Update) PhysOrg. Robert M: “Time for Obama to tell the State Department to redo its report.”
The end of the tank? The Army says it doesn’t need it, but industry wants to keep building it. Washington Post. Chuck L: “The M seems to be the junior partner in the MICC.”
Obama, Reid don’t talk trade Politico
Detroit Turns Bankruptcy Into Challenge of Banks New York Times
America’s Religiosity Is Increasing: Gallup George Washington
The Exquisitely Reengineered Frankenstein Housing Monster Wolf Richter (Chuck L)
How to fix runaway pay on Wall Street? MarketWatch
Harvard Freshman Applications Drop 2.1% as Midwest Leads Decline Bloomberg. Lambert: “More middle class collapse.”
Coming to a Post Office Near You: Loans You Can Trust? Elizabeth Warren, Huffington Post
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):
And a bonus from Chuck L.