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Gender and Service: A Simple Test Experimental Theology (Lambert)
Sexual Favors Spur Glaxo’s $1.5 Billion China Sales, Police Say Bloomberg. Mirabile dictu! One of my favorite lines makes it to a Bloomberg story: “What sexual favors were exchanged for X to have happened?”
China to add tunnel to “world’s biggest” list MacroBusiness
THE MODEST PROPOSAL – Four crises, four policies Yanis Varoufakis, Stuart Holland, and James Galbraith
Quantitative Easing: Can it Be Unwound? Triple Crisis. Note this is a UK-based analysis, where the assets purchased were different (in the US, because the Fed bought MBS as a substantial component of QE, those bonds will amortize due to principal payoffs and people selling homes to move or as a result of death, disability, job loss, etc).
The World Left and Turmoil in Egypt Immanuel Wallerstein (Paul Tioxon)
We’re Sorry for Costing David Petraeus $199,999 Gawker (Lambert)
Detainee Begs to Be Charged as Legal Limbo Worsens Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Snowden trapped in Russia – Putin BBC. You heard it here first.
The crux of the NSA story in one phrase: ‘collect it all’ Glenn Greenwald
Surveillance dystopia looms Asia Times
Filibuster talks flag, Senate braces for showdown Associated Press. Lambert: “Should have done in 2009!!!!”
Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman:
Getting away with it Economist
Of Criminals and Crackers Counterpunch (Carol B)
Why Did They Let Her on the Zimmerman Jury? Slate (Lambert)
Angela Corey Fires Whistleblower Who Revealed The Withholding Of Evidence From Zimmerman Defense Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Mixed Results in Health Pilot Plan Wall Street Journal
Birth defects linked to bad water in California’s San Joaquin Valley McClatchy (ginnie nyc)
Bernanke faces grilling over bond buying Financial Times
Economy skids dangerously close to contraction MarketWatch
Too much profit on Wall Street Financial Times
Why Aren’t Americans Fighting Back? TruthOut
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