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Maître d’ to Benioff: No lunch for you Network World (Maxwell)
One in 10 deaths among working-age adults in U.S. due to excessive drinking, report finds ScienceDaily (Chuck L)
German minister eyes possibility of breaking up Google PhysOrg. Let’s see if the MSM takes ANY notice of this….
China Flirts With Water Scarcity Disaster American Interest
The UK Is Low On Sperm Gawker
Lavrov: ‘US fueled Ukraine crisis’ Guardian
The New Yorker on Ukraine: Instead of Sy Hersh, Keith Gessen Deena Stryker, Firedoglake
A Reignited War Drives Iraqis Out in Huge Numbers New York Times
Syria: Obama Prolongs The Conflict Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watch You Watch
When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop New York Times. Welcome to the Big Data world of spurious correlations.
Clever copters developed at Sheffield can learn as they fly University of Sheffield. Skynet in a drone.
Drone Dogfight: Big Defense vs. Techies Wall Street Journal
Obama to seek $2 billion to stem surge of Central American immigrants Los Angeles Times
Tax cuts in Kansas have cost the state money — and job creation’s been terrible Washington Post (Pat)
Tea party leader Mark Mayfield suicide: A sign of politics ‘beyond the pale’? Christian Science Monitor
The C.E.O. Is My Friend. So Back Off. Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. Wow, this is not a pretty finding.
Baby Boomers Aren’t (Yet) WSJ Economics
Housing Improving but Rental Crisis Looms Mortgage News Daily (GFR)
Whistleblower Michael Winston (Countrywide/BOA) jury decision to be honored. The case and decision has been illegally thrown out by appellate judge Consumer Debt Association via Change.org. An interesting avenue to apply pressure re a pretty appalling decision. Please sign.
What Americans Think of the Poor American Prospect
Inequality Begins at Birth Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books
Paupers and Richlings London Review of Books. Today’s must read: “The book is more exciting considered as a failure than as a triumph.”
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