Let Them Eat Code Dissent (Paul Tioxon)
Saudi Govt. Prohibits `Unauthorized’ Media Coverage Of MERS Avian Flu Diary. Marianne Jones identified this as a good site for keeping tabs on MERS CoV, which has a truly scary mortality rate.
Vermont Senate Passes Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill NationofChange (furzy mouse)
What the Future Looked Like in 1964 New York Times. I went to the World’s Fair! Did you?
The birth of a new media species Financial Times. I don’t understand how this is a “new species”. The New Republic was (and maybe still is) a money loser, funded by wealthy backers. Rich men have a proud tradition of buying into major or small but celebrated publications to gain influence or bolster their respectability.
G-20 and US Tell Japan to End QE Counterpunch (Carol B)
Giftcards de $ 200 mil para damnificados sólo se puede usar en París, Falabella y Ripley elmostrador. Timotheus:
This one should delight NC readers: the people in Valparaíso whose homes were destroyed in that massive blaze are getting a clothing allowance of 200 thousand Chilean pesos in a government payment. BUT it is coming in the form of a gift card that can only be spent at one of the the three giant department stores owned by the local oligarchs.
The exchange rate is around 560 to 1, so that is something like $350.
Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine Beyond BRICs
Kerry warns Lavrov on Ukraine pact Politico
Ukraine Accord Doubts Grow as Protesters Refuse to Disarm Bloomberg. A risk we flagged…
NATO boosts Baltic presence after Ukraine Washington Post
Europe’s hawks, doves, and a lot of posturing on Russia Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Ukraine and the grand chessboard Asia Times
Geneva deal won’t counter Russian resolve Financial Times
Despite sanctions, Russia is getting a $457.9M check from NASA Washington Post
Ukraine crisis sees a disturbing development MSNBC. Note it is running two day old propaganda.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
CIA psychologist breaks silence to defend torture Guardian. Que Upton Sinclair…
Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease New York Times
The glorious Obamacare reckoning fades away Washington Post. Remarkable how hardly anyone in the punditocracy has focused on back end woes and the high deductibles. As Lambert observed, this is a symptom of people who get insurance through their employer and have no direct contact with the product (and it is a product).
An Inadequate Defense Budget? CounterPunch (Chuck L)
We Built This Country on Inequality The Nation (Carol B)
Mystery: Bank of Utah Plane Lands in Iran DSWright, Firedoglake
US banks post dismal bond trading results Financial Times
The Divide TruthDig. On Matt Taibbi’s new book.
The Neoliberal Turn in American Health Care Jacobin (Jeff). Today’s must read.