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Meet Miracle Mike, the Colorado Chicken who lived for 18 months without his head Scientific American (Robert M). Eeew.
Explore the ocean LIVE with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration Nautilus Live (Chuck L)
Statistician Creates Mathematical Model to Predict The Future of Game of Thrones Physics arXiv (furzy mouse)
Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests Guardian (furzy mouse)
No, Shanghai Can’t Replace Hong Kong William Pesek, Bloomberg
37 bank branches closed in Hong Kong South China Morning Post
A Look at Just How Much China’s Housing Downturn Could Hurt GDP WSJ China Real Time
Vietnam eyes US weapons Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
Draghi the Euro Breaker? Francesco Saraceno (MacroDigest)
Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For Alternet. Ahem, “hoping for”?
Time for America to dump “homeland”… Thom Hartmann (furzy mouse). Someone else notice the creepy (as in parallel to Nazi Germany) massive uptick in the use of the word “homeland”. How many Americans even have real homes these days, given the level of bank predation towards mortgagees and rise in renting? This usage manages to be Orwellian on more than one level.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
New Intel Doc: Do Not Be ‘Led Astray’ By ‘Commonly Understood Definitions’ Dan Froomkin, The Intercept. The NSA has it own definitions and sees fit to use them in communicating with the public…without telling the public what its pet terms mean.
Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car New York Times (Chuck L)
MIT Sensable City Lab MIT (David L). I like this even less than the idea of my refrigerator talking to my coffee maker behind my back.
Yes, the Health Care Industry Is Conspiring to Steal Your Money Firedoglake (Chuck L)
The Re-invent Democracy Platform and MMT Joe Firestone, New Economic Perspectives
Two Views of Finance Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate
Dollar’s rise threatens EM carry trades Financial Times
Small Investors Flash Warning Sign Wolf Richter
Forget Hong Kong and Pimco — junk is driving this market Yahoo Finance
Greenberg suit claims AIG was penalised Financial Times. Godzilla v. Mothra!
The Pay Gap Is Much Wider Than Most Americans Think: Study Huffington Post
Income Inequality 2014: Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Harvard Study Says Americans Grossly Underestimate Inequality International Business Times. Points out election implications.
The Next Crisis – Part Three – The World Turned Upside Down Golem XIV. Today’s must read.
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