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Mammals Can ‘Choose’ Sex of Offspring, Study Finds Science Daily
Not Guilty Miami Herald
Schweitzer Deals Senate Dems A Blow National Journal
Two Sentences that Explain the Crisis and How Easy it Was to Avoid William R. Black, New Economic Perspectives
More On the German Gold Situation: Some Light from Deutschland and Canada Jesse’s Café Américain. “I find the refusal of the Federal Reserve to release the national gold of Germany for repatriation for seven years to be one of the most remarkable of recent developments in the world of money.” And it’s a crowded field.
Big Brother is Watching Watch
About the Reuters article Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Senator Ron Wyden: White House considering scaling back data collection Guardian. Lucy and the football.
Whatever Happened to MoveOn.Org? Progressives and NSA Spying Counterpunch. Nothing at all. Why?
Critics denounce Al Jazeera exclusive Al Jazeera
Why China and the US (Probably) Won’t Go to War The Diplomat. Nukes, the Pacific.
Thaksin Isan love affair in full bloom Bangkok Post
Why is the rich US in such poor health? New Scientist
Spill settlement papers leave BP in a bind FT. “Revenue” and “expenses” not defined.
In a few minutes you do not learn much Bill Mitchell – billy blog. Shovel, Dr. Thoma?
Into the Silent Darkness? Power of Narrative
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