Brain Surgeon Walks 6 Miles Through Storm To Save Patient NPR (Chuck L)
Divorce rate cut in half for newlyweds who discussed five relationship movies MedicalXpress (Chuck L)
Fatal Prescription: America’s Pain-Pill Epidemic EveryDay Health (Carol B). I don’t get this at all. Australia is much more casual about letting people have access to opiates as painkillers. You can even get muscle relaxants OTC that have opiates in them for muscle spasms. And they aren’t laissez faire about drugs generally (sniffer dogs all over the airports, tougher restrictions on dietary supplements, including all have to be manufactured to pharmaceutical grade standards). My impression is they don’t have the abuse problems you see written about here pretty much all the time. What gives?
Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning? MIT Technology Review (Chuck L). Google wants to create SkyNet.
1,400 Sue General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi for Fukushima Disaster George Washington
Banks say why they reject rice loan auction ThaiPBS (furzy mouse)
Thai opposition under fire for election boycott ThaiVisa (furzy mouse)
The Eurozone’s “Nascent” Recovery Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
ANGRY FRENCH BIGOTS… ON ACID! Vice (Deontos)
What is the Real Price of Starting Another Cold War? Frank Spinney, Counterpunch (Chuck L, Carol B).
Mexico’s Vigilante Groups Are a Force to Reckon with for Drug Cartels and Army Real News (Chuck L)
The Future of War in the Developed World Ian Welsh (Carol B)
Emerging Market Meltdown Meets Taper Tantrum
Investors pull $12bn from EM stocks Financial Times
Dollar Rises Most Since May as Taper Fuels Emerging-Markets Rout Bloomberg. Heretofore in the recent market tsuris, the dollar hadn’t gotten much of a safe haven boost.
Emerging markets Economist
A Leader Shows Vulnerability in Turkey’s Cash Crisis New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Snowden leaks: Lavabit secure email chief battles on BBC (Deontos)
Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed New York Times. More crumbs.
Obama Presidential Library Search Kicks Off Associated Press
Obama Lies to Jake Tapper About His Ability to Reschedule Marijuana Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Christie Knew of Bridge Lane Closures, Former Official’s Attorney Says Wall Street Journal
State Rape Counterpunch (Carol B)
CHART OF THE DAY: The Personal Savings Rate Plunges To 2008 Levels Business Insider
Retailers Ask: Where Did Teenagers Go? New York Times
Walmart warns of lower holiday profits Financial Times
America’s Shopping Malls Are Dying A Slow, Ugly Death Business Insider. Shedlock has also taken note.
GAO: Student loan rates elusive Politico
The Greedy Leading the Greedy – Multimillionaire Former Johnson and Johnson CEO Approved Huge Compensation for JP Morgan Chase CEO After Company Paid $20 Billion in Legal Settlements Health Care Renewal
Fraud-Ridden Banks Are Not L.A.’s Only Option Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Postal Banking: Maybe Not So Crazy After All Adam Levitin, American Banker
NY Judge Approves $8.5 Billion Bank of America Mortgage Settlement MoneyNews (Deontos)
On Death and Derivatives – UPDATED Golem XIV (Michael M. Thomas)
Ghosts of the Tsunami London Review of Books (Chuck L). Today’s must read.
We are trying to reach Nate Heckmann at Et Vita. Anyone who has his or the site’s e-mail address, please ping me or leave info in comments. Thanks!
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