Please note I am featuring some obligatory Valentine’s Day links even though I regard this “holiday” as a scheme by jewelers, confectioners, and florists to extort men.
Condom technology: Sheathing Cupid’s arrow Economist (Chuck L)
Storm’s timing is a florist’s nightmare Washington Post
Will you still medal in the morning? ESPN (Chuck L). Lordie, these athletes make insane sacrifices to perform at that level. Why shouldn’t they of all people be entitled to some debauchery to celebrate?
It’s Not the Moon, It’s Nevada Smithsonian
Thai police close down protest sites Financial Times
Venezuela rocked by violent clashes Guardian
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
GPS pioneer warns on network’s security Financial Times
N.S.A. Forces Out Civilian Employee With Snowden Tie New York Times. Accountability theater. Have we seen anyone senior at Booz Allen or the NSA exit as a result of the security loopholes they’ve contended he exploited?
States Struggle to Add Latinos to Health Rolls New York Times
Obamacare? I wasn’t aware..Trudy Lieberman, Columbia Journalism Review
The Illuminati, “Obama’s ‘Secret Mistress,'” And Cancer “Cures”: CNN’s Gingrich Has A Bizarre Email List MediaMatters (furzy mouse)
Two churches, different financial trajectories Philly.com (Paul Tioxon)
The Union Label cocktailhag, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Show me the (subsidy) spreadsheets! Angry Bear
Something Has To Give Here Business Insider
Bold turn for subprime car loan deals Financial Times (Scott)
Comcast-TWC merger worries, outrages consumers Associated Press
In the Darkness of Dick Cheney Mark Danner, New York Review of Books (Chuck L)
Work It Jacobin (Lambert)
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