GROUP SEEKS ‘PERSONHOOD’ FOR 4 CHIMPS IN NY Associated Press
The Replication Myth: Shedding Light on One of Science’s Dirty Little Secrets Scientific American (Robert M). So science isn’t scientific?
Hardware Hacker Demos Zombie Drone Hijacker Information Week
The 2014 Shrimp Season In The Gulf Of Maine Has Been Canceled ThinkProgress (Lambert)
Sustaining Resilience at Sea New York Times (furzy mouse). Too little, way too late.
Biden’s Trip to Beijing Leaves China Air-Zone Rift Open Wall Street Journal. Not a surprising outcome.
NACC finds irregularities in Chinese rice deals Thai PBS English (furzy mouse)
Thailand’s stark choice AsiaPacific
Europe repeating all the errors of Japan as deflation draws closer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Berners-Lee calls for ‘ordinary people’ to protect web Financial Times
Internet Firms Are Stepping Up Efforts to Stop Spying New York Times
82 Years Before Edward Snowden, There Was Herbert O. Yardley Atlantic (Deontos)
A Press as Deadly as the State Arthur Silber (Ned Ludd)
Cyber war tech exports to be regulated like arms Financial Times
NSA collects 5 billion records a day on cellphones Washington Post
DHS stalls no-fly list trial by putting witness on no-fly list BoingBoing (Marianne J). Haha, Malaysia Air is state owned, and Malaysia has a history of not being pushed around by the US (it is one of the noisiest parties opposing important sections of the TPP, for instance). So this was actually Malaysia giving the US the finger in a small way.
Delta Tosses Passengers From Flight To Make Room For The Florida Gators Basketball Team Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
It’s not just fast-food workers who are underpaid Helaine Olen, Reuters
Father, 41, behind billion dollar Doritos Locos Tacos dies of brain cancer – never having made a CENT from idea and after corporation donated just $1,000 towards his medical bills Daily Mail (Chuck L)
Friday’s Jobs Report Will Show That The U.S. Lost Jobs In November For First Time In Over 3 Years LinkUp Blog. Looks persuasive, but awfully hard to square with ADP, see next link.
US job market up despite shutdown Guardian
Obama: US must fix ‘unequal economy’ BBC. Getting in front of a mob and trying to call it a parade.
This 1 Quote Explains America’s Biggest Problem Perfectly Huffington Post. Um, but the source is part of the problem yet pretends the outcome is the result of mysterious forces. Help me.
Home Buyers Are Scarce, So Renters Take Their Place New York Times
Is QE deflationary or not? FT Alphaville
Whistle-blower tries to shed light on private-equity transaction fees Crain. Holy shit, this is major. See also: Private equity has a whistleblower problem CNN.
How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang Alexandre Afonso (Lambert)
At the Closing of an Age Archdruid (diptherio)
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