Amazing Demo of a Water-Repellent Spray You Can Actually Buy Big Think. I thought one advanced crowd-control device was fluid that lowered friction so far that it made it difficult for people to stand and walk. Would this reduce its effectiveness?
Faith and Works at Apple New York Review of Books. The religious conceit is off-putting, but the tech substance is solid.
Why my peaceful little town is saying no to giant McDonald’s Guardian. This is SO Australian! Americans would never be this persistent or community minded. Read and circulate!
China defies IMF on mounting credit risk and need for urgent reform Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Malala Yousafzai: Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed’s astonishing letter apologising to Pakistani girl they shot Daily Mail. Proving that the non-apology apology is a universal form of political communication.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
NSA’s phone and web snooping more far-reaching than thought Financial Times
Snowden could leave Moscow airport in next few days Financial Times
I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately Common Dreams. In case you missed it. It has gone viral.
Snoop Snoop Song: A Conversation with Glenn Greenwald Harpers (Deontos)
Is Edward Snowden Protected By International Law? Huffington Post (martha r)
The Arms Race at Home New York Times
Tell the Senate: Support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act Jeff Merkley (furzy mouse). Yes, I know, MoveOn, but even MoveOn can be on the right side of things….
Book Review – Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America Jeff Kaye, Firedoglake (Carol B)
VA gubernatorial nominee Cuccinelli’s ongoing effort to ban BJs AmericaBlog. Only in the US….
Hunger Strike in the Empire of Dungeons Glen Ford (diane)
Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman:
Key Mistakes Sway Jury in Zimmerman Trial Truthout (Robert R)
Trayvon and White Madness Glen Ford (curlydan)
Highest-paid public employees, by state Dallas News (furzy mouse). If this wan’t a month old, I’d put it up as a post.
Slow talks could hasten Detroit bankruptcy filing Associated Press (martha r)
Septaper doubts as US housing fades MacroBusiness
David Brooks Wonders Why Men Can’t Find Jobs: Comedy Ensues Matt Taibbi (mookie)
City of Demons Yasha Levine, NSFW (mookie). Unlocked only on the 18th and for part of the 19th, so read pronto!
Regulatory Rift Develops Globally Over Financial System Wall Street Journal
Treasury secretary rebuffs finance reform critics in Congress Financial Times (furzy mouse(. Lew can’t even be bothered to lie well. He was nowhere to be found when Gensler was trying to get Dodd Frank implemented more or less as written on derivatives reform.
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