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LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food Bangor Daily News. Strange bedfellows on food sovereignty.
Maryland’s plan to upend health care spending WaPo. An “experiment” already conducted in, to take one example, Canada. No reason to use Marylanders as guinea pigs.
Expand Medicaid but ditch Obamacare, poll respondents say Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Poverty and the Laboratories of Democracy Angry Bear
Democrats plead with Obama to abandon Social Security cut The Hill. Say, why not put Jamie Dimon in the stocks on Pay Per View? Fiscal problems, solved!
The depressing psychological theory that explains Washington Ezra Klein, Washingon Post
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
We are Huxleying ourselves into the full Orwell Things Cory Doctorow Saw
FBI Director: Snowden No ‘Hero’ For Revealing Government Operating As ‘Founders Intended’ Huffpo. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.
Man Jailed for Gmail Invite to Ex-Girlfriend Good Morning America (!)
If firms like Target won’t protect privacy, make ’em pay LA Times. Or jail the executives.
Water Ban Continues in West Virginia Online WSJ. Anodyne headline. Here’s the deck: “Doctor Says Several Hundred Thousand Could Have Been Exposed to Contaminated Water for Seven Hours Thursday.”
The Wait Continues for Safe Tap Water in West Virginia Times. Look, I’m sure the chemicals used in fracking are nothing at all like 4-methylcyclohexane methanol.
Duke Fracking Tests Reveal Dangers Driller’s Data Missed Bloomberg. “I don’t understand why they would let the company that was accused of doing the wrongdoing conduct the tests.” Well, that is why.
Fukushima across the Pacific Safecast
How I treat my domestic staff – and tips to improve one’s English FT. “We are all one big family.” Shovel, Mr. Tang? And can a reader fluent in idiomatic Britglish tell me if one “makes out” or “makes up” a question?
BILLIONAIRE HEDGE FUND MANAGER: ‘Chris Christie Is A Once-In-A-Generation Leader‘ Business Insider. Druckenmiller.
Science: can emotions be inherited? FT. “Sperm: More than just chromosomes!”
Antidote du jour:
On religious trolling: I’ve warned all parties, baiters and baitees, that I’ll rip those threads out, and I have spent substantial time doing just that this evening, for comments over the last few days.
Note that WordPress imposes a technical limitation on comment deletion such that healthy twigs have to go with the rotten branches, so some good faith comments were cut. Moral: Don’t feed the trolls, even innocently.
Finally, proselytizing (as opposed to witness, ideally silent witness) is at all times off topic at NC. Readers in any doubt whatever concerning NC’s policies on trolling and moderation generally should consult this post. –lambert