Does gold come from outer space? BBC. Not sure, but I bet goldbugs do.
Google launches healthcare company Calico to extend life Los Angeles Times. Hahaha. It clearly has not occurred to the folks at Google that what passes for health care data is hopelessly corrupt (go read Ben Goldacre for details, particularly on anything related to drugs).
In China, ‘nobody takes care of us’ Washington Post
Breaking news: 34 year old antifa dies after being stabbed by neonazis the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens (no more banksters)
Poll Suggests Happy People Mean Boring Politics Der Spiegel
Syria: UN Report Does Not Point To Chemical Attack Origin Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
By “Secret Law” Did They Mean “Not Written Down”? Marcy Wheeler
The Many Flaws of Dual_EC_DRBG A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
We Are Now Just Waiting for the Crisis to Ripen Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Nameless And Shameless: Masked DEA Agents Raid Innocent Women, Refuse To Reveal Their Identities Huffington Post (Carol B)
Federal Judge Throws Out Major Convictions of Former Police Officers Due To Prosecutorial Misconduct Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
To Taper or Not to Taper…
This Fed Is the Economy’s Hero Bloomberg. Eeek. Sort of like praising the person who ran you over for bringing you to the hospital.
Fed recoils from 1937 tightening error as jobs evaporate Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
No Taper – Yet Tim Duy:
Never underestimate the Fed’s dovishness Gavyn Davies, Financial Times
FLECKENSTEIN: ‘All Hell Is Going To Break Loose’ Clusterstock
No taper: the Fed loses its nerve Jeremy Warner, Telegraph
J.P. Morgan ‘Whale’ Fine Put at More Than $900 Million Wall Street Journal
The Kids Today Atrios
WHY THE JPMORGAN SETTLEMENT FALLS SHORT New Yorker
Death of an adjunct Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Susie Madrak). If you have any connection to Duquesne, I encourage you to write the president and the board of overseers and tell them they should be ashamed of themselves.
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