Diagrammatic excitement Language Log (hat tip Lambert). I diagrammed sentences every day in 7th grade English class. I’m still not clear what the point was.
This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy [Update] Culture of Mac (hat tip Lambert). Confirms all my prejudices about social media. Why make all this info public?
FDA ‘Wrong’ Not To Ban BPA, Health Advocates Say Huffington Post (hat tip reader Francois T). So how do I avoid this stuff?
Self-healing plastic mimics skin Independent. Lambert: Finally, an explanation for Mitt Romney!
Economist Debate: Airport Security (hat tip reader ScottS)
Wait, Did CNN Just Lose HALF Of Its Viewers? Business Insider (hat tip reader Jim3981)
Affidavit: Kentucky man said he dug grave while co-defendant executed victims McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Two teachers caught taunting disabled boy, 10, as ‘gross’ and ‘disgusting’ after his mother bugged his wheelchair with recording device Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
America: The Two Empires Archdruid Report (hat tip Lambert)
Summers’ Colleague Criticizes Kim Bob Kuttner, American Prospect
Europe warned crisis not over yet Financial Times
Obama Campus Fervor Losing to Apathy as Students Sour on 2012 Bloomberg. Lambert: I knew this from my tenants two years ago.
How Does a ‘Common Citizen’ Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA? Kevin Gosztola Firedoglake (hat tip Lambert)
More Killings Called Self-Defense Wall Street Journal
Cancer v. the Constitution Dr. Jen Gunter (hat tip reader Carol B). Debunking the myth of emergency room as insurance for the poor.
A Health Law at Risk Gives Insurers Pause New York Times
Q&A: The Attorney’s Bizarre and Entertaining Motion Against BP Bloomberg (hat tip Lambert)
General Motors pulls funding from climate sceptic thinktank Heartland Guardian (hat tip reader John L)
Krugman on (or maybe off) Keen Steve Keen (hat tip reader F. Beard)
Banking Mysticism, Continued Paul Krugman. OMG, Krugman puts foot in mouth and chews (reader John N’s e-mail header on same” “This howler just posted at Krugman’s site”). And his third comment points him to the important Borio/Disyatat paper which he has either not read or not assimilated.
Tax Rebates Lead to Bankruptcy Filings Bob Lawless, Credit Slips
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Carol B). OMG, the hippo is the size of a housecat! More details here.