Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert Guardian (CJ). Click on this only if you are brave.
GM rice approval ‘edging closer’ BBC :-(
Slashdot founder Rob Malda on why there won’t be another Hacker News Washington Post (Lambert)
Obama veto leaves patents under a cloud Financial Times. This was a result of 2012 campaign donations. Tom Ferguson is on the verge of publishing his meticulously detailed election analysis.
The Details of Hiroshima New Yorker
NukeMap Alex Wellerstein (Sundog). Looks like a new and improved Nuke-o-Meter
‘Socially useless’ UK banks must change, says Mark Carney Telegraph. Well at least Carney is continuing in the recent Bank of England tradition of telling the banks in no uncertain terms that they need to shape up, which is more than we get from regulators here. But what sort of action will he take?
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
On Obama’s cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition Glenn Greenwald
We need Big Tech to protect us from Big Brother Guardian (Deontos)
Government Reverses Course on Warrantless Wiretapping in Criminal Case, Admits Duty to Notify Defendants ACLU (Deontos). If I read this correctly, means less than you’d think given that we have learned the government also doctors how it got its evidence.
Edward Snowden’s Anonymous, LulzSec Supporters Virgin Losers, Former NSA Chief Says Inquisitir (Deontos). Nothing like seeing the officialdom under so much strain that they start getting visibly unhinged in public.
61 Million Do Not Speak English at Home DemoMemo. Lambert flags cool interactive map.
Obamacare Opens for Business, Shuts Out Labor Truthout (Steven Malagodi)
Obamacare months behind in testing IT data security: government Reuters. Jim Haygood notes Lambert saw this coming.
For Obamacare, Some Hurdles Still Ahead New York Times
Freedom Rider: Tar Sands Hell in Detroit Black Agenda Report (Carol B)
A Moral Monday Chicago Welcome for ALEC Kit O’Connell, Firedoglake (Carol B)
US Consumer Spending Flat Since March – Gallup Michael Shedlock
Big Banks Conspiracy is destroying America MarketWatch (rich)
15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media Daily Kos (barrisj)
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