Helicopter saves deer in Canada Sydney Morning Herald (YY). Aaw. Wish I could embed this.
Intercontinental mind-meld unites two rats Nature (Chuck L)
What Housework Has to Do With Waistlines New York Times. This is how Adam Davidson would do science. Ahem, by 1965, almost all American homes were full of labor saving devices. Washing clothes as a calorie burner? Or even vacuuming? How about beating rugs out, using a wringer washer or churning butter. And don’t get me on the subject of hormonal response (as in your body adapts to routine activity, which is one of the reasons people who don’t change their exercise routine quit seeing progress). The researchers didn’t even bother learning the basics of exercise physiology.
Kibo space robot revealed, undergoes zero G testing gizmag (furzy mouse)
China’s manufacturing growth slows Financial Times
Italy exposes wider crisis of democracy Financial Times
British terror suspects quietly stripped of citizenship… then killed by drones Independent (Chuck L)
The Blowback Inherent to Network Analysis Kill Lists Marcy Wheeler
Bob Woodward embodies US political culture in a single outburst Glenn Greenwald, Guardian (jsmith)
The Three Huge Ifs in Obama Sequester Strategy Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
U.S. has been doing austerity, and it’s been hurting, not helping Daily Kos (Carol B)
An empirical nail for the austerity coffin Steve Keen, Business Spectator (furzy mouse)
Deficit hawks’ ‘generational theft’ argument is a sham Los Angeles Times
Climax of the Crisis? David Kaiser. Chuck L: “I hesitate a bit on sending this as a link; Kaiser is far too easy on Obama. As Lambert frequently puts it, his seeming inclination to cave is a feature not a bug. Here’s a link to Kaiser’s previous post in this series.”
How Reagan Promoted Genocide Consortiumnews
University of North Carolina student may be expelled for rape talk The Daily Dolt (Chuck L)
In California, What Price Water? New York Times
THE OLD CUNTRY: THERE’S METHOD TO AMERICA’S MEALYMOUTHED MADNESS NSFW. Hey, I like some of the Commonwealth usage I picked up while overseas. “Shambolic” and “gone pear shaped” are great.
Wal-Mart Struggles to Restock Store Shelves as U.S. Sales Slump Bloomberg (furzy mouse). This may be true, but notice the problem is depicted as short-term. Is this PR to blunt investor worries about demand?
“Pervasive” Fraud by our “Most Reputable” Banks Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Breuer Reflects on Prosecutions That Were, and Weren’t New York Times. Have your barf bag ready.
Bernanke’s Credibility on ‘Too Big to Fail’ Simon Johnson, New York Times
Disclosure 3.0: Making Disclosure Smarter Lauren Willis, Credit Slips
Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World Pacific Standard (Chuck L). Today’s must read.
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