Salmon Confidential—How a Canadian Government Cover-Up Threatens Your Health, and the Entire Ecosystem Mercola (furzy mouse). Yes, I know Mercola is sensationalistic (as in the link between the salmon diseases and human health risks isn’t proven and even though he acknowledges that, he plays up the possibility that it might be). But farmed salmon is not a good product from a health standpoint (grocery store tell the distributor what shade they want and it is dyed accordingly).
FDA Finds ‘Unsanitary Conditions’ at 30 Specialty Pharmacies Associated Press (Carol B)
Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice HotHardware. All your base are belong to us.
Do elite universities admit the academically best students? VoxEU. In case you had any doubts.
BTS flooded after heavy thunderstorm Coconuts Bankgkok
Japan, U.S. agree on Tokyo joining Trans-Pacific trade talks Reuters (Lambert)
Some New Estimates of Japanese Trade Elasticities Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
BoJ deflation war begets curious results Financial Times (Scott)
The Real Cyprus Template (the one you’re not supposed to notice) Charles Hugh Smith (Jeremy B). Really important. Shows how French and German banks were tantamount to hot money investors and managed to get most of their € out before the Troika shot the two big banks.
Cyprus goes from bad to worse by the day; so does Portugal Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Portugal’s elder statesman calls for ‘Argentine-style’ default Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
The Know-It-All Party: Anti-Euro ‘Alternative for Germany’ Launches Der Spiegel. The dismissive headline sounds a tad defensive.
Austerity under fire Financial Times
BBC in hot seat as anti-Thatcher song climbs chart Associated Press v. Ding dong, the … BBC to cut Thatcher protest song short Guardian
Labour market efficiencies from the Roses to the X factor Alex Harrowell
Chained CPI Means You Can’t Have Nice Things masaccio, Firedoglake
It’s time baseball players were allowed to carry guns on the field Scholars and Rogues (Lambert)
Daniel McGowan Forbidden From Publishing Articles Without Permission Village Voice. From Mrs. G:
America’s gulag (“Communication Management Unit”) … or “CMUs” — new supermax facilities that have been dubbed “little Guantanamos”, apparently specialize in preventing any communication of the prisoner with the outside world. McGowan — who was arrested for environmental activism — was sent there after exemplary behavior at a normal prison. No answers why. It appears that these facilities were created to isolate prisoners who write things unflattering about government and the prison system.
Now, “CMU” inmates have filed a lawsuit to have these freak-horror gulags declared unconstitutional.
The Christian fundamentalism behind Ron Paul’s home-schooling curriculum Sarah Posner, Guardian (John L)
With Police in Schools, More Children in Court New York Times (Carol B). Oh, and just as one of the purposes of school is to get children used to work-day rhythms, this looks also to be to get them to see intensive policing as normal.
Synchronicity! Thinking about faux centrism:
Radical Centrism: Uniting the Radical Left and the Radical Right Macroeconomic Resilience (diptherio)
Designer Protests and Vanity Arrests in DC Counterpunch (Carol B)
Fewer Home Loans Start to Affect Banks New York Times. Might help not to blow up your customers.
Princess Diana’s dresses, marijuana and paying for breast surgery for his porn star girlfriend: How Scripps media heirs ‘squandered’ MILLIONS as the trust fund son is found guilty of defrauding his mother and autistic uncle Daily Mail
Inhuman Radiation Experiments Counterpunch (Carol B)
Notes on Identity, Institutions, and Uprisings Tom Slee (Lambert).
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