Former Mayor Injured, Husband Killed By Family Dog Huffington Post :-(
NY monitor: Apple hindering e-book antitrust work Associated Press. Quelle surprise!
Radiation? Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines On The West Coast Of North America Suffer Mysterious Diseases George Washington
Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup Real News Network
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
NSA seizes full control of targeted iPhones via DROPOUTJEEP malware SlashGear (Deontos). Um, notice “targeted” implies that “targeted < all". I assume that is diversionary bureaucrat-speak, given that the NSA's bent is for comprehensive information acquisition. Obamacare Not A Total Disaster, Continued Paul Krugman
UK Introduces Warrantless Detention Slashdot
NSA’s ANT Division Catalog of Exploits for Nearly Every Major Software/Hardware/Firmware LeakSource (Deontos).Recap/discussion of Der Spiegel article
US to test commercial drones at six sites Financial Times
Poll: Obama, Clinton most admired Politico
Budget deal’s pension cuts anger veterans Washington Post
Deadliest Frat’s Icy ‘Torture’ of Pledges Evokes Tarantino Films Bloomberg. Aiee.
Laura Dimon writes about Flint, and Flint fires back MarketWatch (Fred S)
Train Derailment Causes Fiery Destruction In Casselton, ND Huffington Post (Carol B)
Fed getting it wrong tops list of investor concerns Financial Times
Three big macro questions for 2014 Gavyn Davis, Financial Times
Accountability Is Elusive in Global Clothing Supply Chain New York Times
Coin All the Way? Pieria
HP Announces Another 5,000 Layoffs, For A Total Of 34,000 Business Insider
The Ride-Sharing, Handbag-Borrowing Productivity Revival Bloomberg. Huh? This is “productivity” in the CONSUMER economy. Did anyone count the labor saving of home vacuum cleaners and washing machines in GDP in the 1950s? The labor saving wasn’t counted because the labor was unpaid. But the durable goods purchases were GDP positive. This is saving, as in reducing, consumer capital goods purchases like cars and clothes. This is GDP negative, in that the people renting would otherwise buy at higher levels of outlay. But it’s spun with a happy face. Also a sign of the fallen standing of the middle class and if it catches on on the car front, will be an excuse for not investing in better public transportation.
Media Companies Have No Money! Allison Hantschel, Firedoglake (Carol B). A first-rate shellacking.
We need to talk about TED Benjamin Bratton, Guardian. This isn’t just a must read. It is also fucking awesome. Please, PLEASE circulate widely.
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And a bonus antidote. Yes, this is what you think it is!