NOAA, partners predict possible record-setting dead zone for Gulf of Mexico NOAA News (Lambert) :-(
Teaching Complete Evolutionary Stories Increases Learning Science Daily (furzy mouse)
‘Real men don’t do poetry’: Israeli army refuses to let IDF soldier read verses on the radio Independent (Chuck L). Gee, Patton wrote a lot of poetry. Not any of it very good, mind you, but still….
Battle for the planet of the APIs Jeremy Keith. Includes good discussion of the tech giants v. RSS and a more general pattern: how internet technology may be getting worse.
Cat-like robot runs like the wind, on Linux LinuxGizmos (Slashdot)
A.M.A. Recognizes Obesity as a Disease New York Times. Yes, I know this is really about Big Pharma, but…obesity wasn’t common 40 years ago, we’ve had bad changes in diet, stress levels, and lots of weird stuff in the water in microdoses that interact in not well understood ways (and more hormones in food) but we are gonna pathologize it so doctors treat individuals rather than have us look at root causes?
The Great Banking Divide Triple Crisis. The view from the BRICs
The toxic legacy of the Greek crisis Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Banking freeze-up: Vicious circle for Finnish SMEs Paul Jonker-Hoffrén. A good English-language blog on
Finland. This post describes some of the real economy consequences of the banking system freeze up there. If you know of other good blogs in Europe, please let us know in comments.
Who really runs this place? SpinWatch. On the role of the Big Four accounting firms in tax avoidance in the UK.
Turkish Police Caught Staging Fake Riot By Protesters Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Afghanistan: The Beginning Of The End Game Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
No, NSA Spying Did NOT Prevent a Terror Attack on Wall Street George Washington
Partisans are only Concerned about Government Surveillance When the Other Side is in Charge Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B). In case you needed proof of your suspicion…
IRS cases were referred to ‘Group 7822’ McClatchy (Lambert)
The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings New York Times
How Shell is trying to send a chill through activist groups across the country Phil Pradford, Firedoglake (Carol B)
If Bernanke really shakes the tree, half the world may fall out Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Markets Insight: It’s hard to write a happy ending to ‘QE’ story John Plender, Financial Times
Trade Deal Could Stick U.S. With EU’s Bank Bomb Simon Johnson, Bloomberg
Deloitte banned for StanChart ‘violations’ Financial Times. This is really important. Lawsky shows you can hit firms that provide air cover for bad corporate behavior where it hurts them, in their wallet.
Everything is Rigged, Vol. 9,713: This Time, It’s Currencies Matt Taibbi (Chuck L)
Bank of America whistle-blower’s bombshell: “We were told to lie” Dave Dayen, Salon
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