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Cell Phone Crashing YouTube. This looks amusing, but does not seem to produce the hoped-for changes in behavior.
Slouching Toward Confrontation in the South China Sea Counterpunch (Carol B)
Cashed-up China’s massive debt problem China Spectator
Bitcoin plummets after China block Guardian
Riot Police Remove Their Helmets in Solidarity With Italian Protesters YouTube (Dr. Duh). From earlier in the month, but when the police refuse to act against crowds, the officialdom is in deep doo doo.
Greek parliament votes to cut state funding to Golden Dawn unbalanced evolution (no more banksters)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Greenwald Reveals ‘Crux’ of NSA Spying: The ‘Elimination of Individual Privacy Worldwide’ Common Dreams (Deontos)
EFF Statement on President’s Review Group’s NSA Report Electronic Frontier Foundation
Obama’s NSA fine-print problem Politico
Webcams can record secretly Washington Post. We told you about this a long time ago!
Originators react to taper news Mortgage Professionals America. Cue tearing of hair and rending of garments.
Gold Drops Below $1,200 an Ounce for First Time Since June Bloomberg. I’m not a fan of gold, but the Fed being eager to exit QE (and actually saying unemployment is getting better when the “improvement” is due to more workers being so discouraged that they are not counted in the labor pool) is not the same as the economy improving. But the Fed did make really clear it thinks interest rates are staying low for a very long time.
Military Pension Cuts Stay In Ryan-Murray Bill DSWright, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Cincinnati Stadiums Bury County Government in Debt Bloomberg (Carol B)
Traders Seek Edge With High-Tech Snooping Wall Street Journal. Cushing is a peculiar case since it’s often been used to manipulate WTI. So I’d infer the payoff is in finding key chokepoints and watching them intensely.
Why companies are raising their dividends Felix Salmon
Debt Collectors Are More Likely To Go After Black People Huffington Post. Carol B: “Well, who’d have thought.”
The Undeserving Golem XIV
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