Stop the Monsanto Protection Act Please sign and circulate.
Tiger genome sequenced: Tiger, lion and leopard genomes compared Science Daily (Chuck L)
Acetaminophen Continues to Rack Up Casualties and Escape Regulatory Control Patient Safety Blog. One of my pet peeves. I can’t comprehend why this painkiller is sold OTC when there are equally effective alternatives that won’t kill you (or your cat, acetaminophen is toxic to felines in really low doses relative to bodyweight).
Develop after-sex contraceptive pill for routine use, urge researchers: Political opposition biggest hurdle Science Daily (Chuck L). Huh? “Develop”? Doctors in the 1970s could give careless women a morning-after pill equivalent via a high dose of contraceptives. Why does everyone pretend Big Pharma needs new technology here?
Pettis: Chinese real estate defies the curbs MacroBusiness
Germany’s strange parallel universe Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Insider Blows Open Greek Neo-Nazi Operations Greece Solidarity Movement (Nick L)
Greece, in Anti-Fascist Crackdown, Targets Police New York Times
Egypt bans the Muslim Brotherhood Ian Welsh (Carol B)
Let’s talk American public responsibility for torture and Iraq Ian Welsh (Carol B)
Syria and West Appear to Differ on Peace Talk Tactics New York Times
The West’s Second Chance in Syria Project Syndicate
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EU threatens to freeze US data deal Guardian
EU Lawmakers Call for End of US Bank Data Deal Associated Press
Gordon Brown ‘launched f-word tirade at former Bank Governor Mervyn King’, says Damian McBride Telegraph. Yes, this is surveillance related.
US accused of blocking drone lawyer Guardian
Will Republicans Please Put Up Or Shut Up? (I Expect Neither) Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse). Even a good libertarian like Mish does not believe the theatrics.
11 Public Universities with the Worst Graduation Rates The Fiscal Times (Carol B)
National Credit Union Administration Sues Wall Street Banks For Fraud In Mortgage Market DS Wright, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Disappearing River CounterPunch (Carol B)
US house price gains slow as mortgage rates climb Financial Times
AIG CEO: Anger over AIG bonuses ‘just as bad’ as lynchings Washington Post. Everyone is translating Benmosche’s toad hopping out of mouth remark incorrectly. Blacks were lynched because they were black, which is genetic. If bankers were attacked for pathological greed, and Benmosche is defending that pathological greed as an inherent requirement of the job of being a banker, and saying the bankers can do no more about their greed than blacks can change their skin color. So it’s even worse that the young Ezra suggests.
Fed probes for leaks ahead of policy news Financial Times. Oh no, there was no leak. The fancy physicists at the banks will explain to the Fed that this is just quantum entanglement. BTW, they are working on quantum entanglement 2.0 so traders will know what the Fed has decided before the Fed knows what it has decided.
JPMorgan May Settle With Group of Agencies New York Times
The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business Alternet (Carol B)
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