Think you know nature? Name that animal! Christian Science Monitor (furzy mouse)
Editorial: The cougar killed in Illinois was looking for love Chicago Tribune (Howard Beale IV)
How the US Media Would Cover Thanksgiving if it Were in Another Country Slate. Oh, and what about the fact that Mayflower passage was a planning disaster and half the passengers and crew died? The first Thanksgiving was a celebration of survival and relief that game was super abundant, which would more than offset any issues with cultivating crops.
Biden to raise China’s ‘unsettling behaviour’ in visit Financial Times
China Appears to Backpedal on New Air Defense Zone New York Times
Beijing plays a longer game with its air defence zone grab Financial Times
China chases its shadow banking tail Macrobusiness
Brooks ‘ordered purge of NI emails’ Guardian
Pressure grows on Karzai to sign deal with U.S. Washington Post. Well, he’s ignored the US pretty much consistently, so why should now be any different?
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The FT could not be more wrong about Brazil and the Internet. Alex Harrowell, Fistful of Euros
Call-Log App Aims to Reverse-Engineer NSA Surveillance MIT Technology Review
Few Think Affordable Care Act Has Improved Their Lives Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Obama vs. Karl Rove? New campaign finance proposal called a power grab Christian Science Monitor (furzy mouse)
Michelle Obama ‘leans in’, just not in the direction privileged feminists want Guardian. I am not a fan of Michelle, but this post is a case study of what a dubious bunch self-styled feminists are these days (BTW this post would go blank right after loading in two different browsers. I had to copy it quickly and paste it into a blank document to read it).
These Retailers Say No to Thanksgiving Madness Wall Street Journal
Blind Indiana woman giving up eviction fight Chicago Tribune (Howard Beale IV)
Still Deleveraging American Homeowners Alan White, Credit Slips. But student debt is making up for it.
Will US investors pull the pin on housing? MacroBusiness
Antidote du jour (from NWTF). Wild turkey seem to be becoming the new deer, except they won’t eat your gardenias. They used to be wary of humans and thus seldom seen by normal folks, but a large flock has taken to wandering about the island I visit in Maine in the last three years, and I’ve heard of turkey sightings in suburbs.