Can Animals Really Make Friends With Other Species? Slate (Nancy S)
Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries TechCrunch. Aieee!
23andMe Is Terrifying, But Not for the Reasons the FDA Thinks Scientific American (Robert M)
Electricity generated from gravity PhysOrg (Robert M)
Apple Retreats to the Suburbs Bloomberg
Switched at birth, but it took 60 years to discover mistake Independent (Chuck L)
U.S. Advises Carriers to Obey China on Flight Rules New York Times
Thousands march to US Embassy ThaiVisa (Furzy mouse)
Thailand’s red-shirt heartland hides its strength Reuters (Lambert)
France in passionate debate over prostitution bill Financial Times
Carney warns against taking out big mortgages Telegraph. A little late for that.
Drone Dispute Strains U.S. Ties With Fractious Allies New York Times
OPEC Rift Emerges Over Oil Output Wall Street Journal
The Greatest Danger to Israel is the Stupidity of Its Leaders CounterPunch (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Is ‘Doomsday Cache’ Story Latest Effort To Smear Snowden? Mint. I can’t fathom why anyone would buy this as derogatory. People speculated about this early on, that this would be obvious prudent planning.
Information Monopoly Defines the Deep State Rayne, emptywheel (Chuck L)
End presidential term limits Washington Post
Do-Nothing Congress Dithers on Budget as Deadline Nears Bloomberg. Notice the heavy-handed pro-austerity moralizing.
Support the Disclosure of Corporate Pay Disparities Public Citizen. Please sign!
Rise of ‘Saudi America’ will alter globe, prolong U.S. superpower role McClatchy. Furzy mouse: “These bullish shale gas stories smell like propaganda to me….”
US shoppers flock to holiday sales Financial Times
On Register’s Other Side, Little to Spend New York Times
Forget Black Friday – think Fordism Financial Times
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