Bird Hunted to Near Extinction Due to Infuriating “Fuck You” Call The Onion (hat tip Cedric Regula)
Chinese Supercomputer Wrests Title From U.S. New York Times
Automation Insurance: Robots Are Replacing Middle Class Jobs Good Business (hat tip reader May S)
Republicans Win House, Get No Mandate in Poll Favoring Clinton Bloomberg. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Republicans won’t care much about voter wishes if they do win the House.
Obama’s word cloud lambert strether
Panetta and Obama Gut CIA Oversight Truthout (hat tip reader May S)
Adviser to Consumer Agency Had Role in Lending New York Times. Reader John M noticed this looked like a hit piece, and it was: Raj Date Is The Best Thing To Happen To Consumers Since Elizabeth Warren Our Future (hat tip reader May S)
More on the media’s Pentagon-subservient WikiLeaks coverage Glenn Greenwald (hat tip reader Francois T). Wow, even by Greenwald take-not-prisoners standards, this is a brutally effective takedown.
Russia raises its price to rescue Nato from Afghan quagmire Independent (hat tip reader May S)
Euro stress links courtesy Richard Smith:
Talks on Portuguese budget collapse Financial Times
Irish Parliament To Debate EUR15B In 2011-2014 Budget Cuts Wall Street Journal
Checking in on the Hellenic Patient FT Alphaville
Bond Investors to Complain About Robo-Signing Costs Bloomberg. This is getting interesting.
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