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Young ‘Pranksters’ Skewed Landmark Sexuality Study Science (Chuck L). So let’s get this straight…the researchers had a poorly designed questionnaire, but it’s the respondents’ fault that the study results were wrong, and in a big way.
Cyberware Surprise Attacks Get a Mathematical Treatment Science Insider (Nikki)
History shows way out of Thai conflict Asia Times (furzy mouse)
Francois Hollande vows ‘supply-side’ assault on French state, doubles down on EMU austerity agenda Ambrose Evans-Prichard, Telegraph
European Spies Reach Out to Syria Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway to Pry Open Computers New York Times. Reported previously on tech blogs but more detail.
What Secrets Your Phone Is Sharing About You Wall Street Journal. Again not news per se except how many people make use of smart phone data.
Law enforcement increasingly using drones Washington Post
NSA to Congress: F@ck Off George Washington
Ads Against Health Law Backers Stagger Outspent Democrats New York Times
Appeals court strikes down FCC’s Net neutrality rules CNET (Chuck L). Lambert adds: “Plastic union-busting airplanes that catch on fire…kiss the internet goodbye…is there any great United States invention our elites won’t piss away for a quick buck? Wait don’t answer that.”
US Public: We Don’t Want AIPAC’s ‘Path to War’ Common Dreams (furzy mouse)
Offshore Fracking (And Dumping Chemicals Into Coastal Waters) Beyond The Public Eye Testosterone Pit (Chuck L)
The Trouble with Christie: The Governor’s Nixon Problem New Yorker (furzy mouse)
New York Times Reporter James Risen, Fighting Obama Administration’s Attack on the Press, Turns to Supreme Court Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake (Chuck L)
Florida mom kills her two teens, self in murder-suicide month after divorce: cops Daily News. Notice emphasis is on her ex’s failure to pay alimony or child support (Florida attorneys checked the records, she appeared to be pro se and there was no court order), as opposed to the imminent eviction on the house she’d inherited from her mother.
In 15 states, deeply underwater foreclosures still reign Washington Post
As Refinancing Wanes, Banks Remain Wary of New Loans New York Times
Credit standards going easy on jumbo mortgages Housing Wire
DVA, CVA and FVAaaaaaaargh! Tracy Alloway, FT Alphaville. “Much accounting intrigue in JPMorgan’s recently-released fourth-quarter results.”
As Refinancing Wanes, Banks Remain Wary of New Loans Walter Kurtz
Credit strategists are… bearullish, we guess FT Alphaville (Scott)
Augusto Graziani’s legacy retains its currency Steven Keen
1914 Revisited? Joseph Nye, Project Syndicate
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse). A Siamese fighting fish: