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Neanderthals Were Neat Freaks: Inside the Original Man Caves Time (Lambert). Haha, those Geico ads weren’t so wrong after all.
Bugs and Spiders Disguised as Poop, Leaves, and Each Other Wired (Robert M)
Anaconda swallows drunk man outside liquor store DramaFever. Aieee! Deontos found an anti-antidote that Richard Smith will be hard pressed to beat.
How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener (VIDEO) Huffington Post (Carol B)
The Super-Rich Are Ruining Art for the Rest of Us Jed Perl, New Republic
Why the WTO Needs a “Hypocrisy Clause” Triple Crisis
Hey Sydney, how do you spell B-U-B-B-L-E? MacroBusiness
The Rise and Fall of Australia’s $44 Billion Broadband Project IEEE Spectrum (Chuck L)
Air pollution cloaks Shanghai Guardian
‘Extremely dangerous’ radioactive material stolen in Mexico: IAEA Times of India (Deontos)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets Rolling Stone
eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar Calls for Leniency for ‘PayPal 14’ International Business Times. See also some heated conversations on Twitter (bob)
How Americans Die Vice (Carol B). Does not consider suicide via shooting to be a firearm death.
State supreme court judges reveal scant financial information Center for Public Integrity (Deontos)
Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old CounterPunch. This is De Blasio’s analogue to Obama appointing Geithner: you can no longer pretend not to know what he’s really about.
Volcker rule to create grey area for regulators Financial Times. Translation: regulators plan not to do much if Volcker impacts liquidity, which in fact should be seen as a feature. So Treasury is already telling the public to expect weak enforcement.
In the Murky World of Bitcoin, Fraud Is Quicker Than the Law New York Times
The latest on the dollar’s international currency status Jeff Frankel, VoxEU
Save Our Mail Processing Plants MoveOn. I know, MoveOn, but hold your nose and sign.
Obama and the Pope Versus the Ayn Rand Corporate Front Groups Pam Martens. Furzy mouse: “If only Obummer had the Pope’s cujones….”
Food Stamps Obesity and Dependency Angry Bear
Fast-food workers strike over wages Guardian
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