New species of metal-eating plant discovered in the Philippines Science Daily (furzy mouse)
The $13 Billion Mystery Angels Businessweek. Unknown squillionaires, dark matter of the 0.01%.
Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest Ars Technica (SW)
Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of information in the United States White House Petition. 62,177 down, 37,823 to go.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Snowden leaks; a meta-narrative Charlie’s Diary
We’re Being Watched Earth Island Journal (Ulysses). “We” equals mild-mannered anti-fracking activists.
Jackson Rising: Black Millionaires Won’t Lift Us Up, But Cooperation & the Solidarity Economy Might Black Agenda Report, and Jackson Rising: An Electoral Battle Unleashes a Merger of Black Power, the Solidarity Economy and Wider Democracy SolidarityEconomy.net (diphtherio).
Rein In the Debt-Collection Racket Online WSJ
Against Austerity Jacobin
Notes on Constitutional Amendment and the term Revolution Plutocracy Files (CL)
Treasury says debt payments could be prioritized in default scenario Reuters. Well, naturally.
Our People Massacre Civilians in Odessa, and Politico Blames Putin George Washington’s Blog
There seems absolutely no appetite in Moscow to intervene in Ukraine (and this is common to all shades of political opinion).Everyone understands Ukraine to be a vipers’ nest, and additionally knows it to be a vast economic ‘black hole’.But … you can scarcely meet anyone in Moscow who does not have relatives in Ukraine. This is not Libya; East Ukraine is family.Beyond some certain point, if the dynamic for separation persists, and if the situation on the ground gets very messy, some sort of Russian intervention may become unavoidable (just as Mrs Thatcher found it impossible to resist pressures to intervene in support of British ‘kith and kin’ in the Falklands).Moscow well understands that such a move will unleash another western outpouring of outrage.
Can an American Soldier Ever Die in Vain? Foreign Policy
Likhit Dhiravegin Interview – Part 2: On the orchestration of a political vacuum Asian Correspondent. It’s interesting to think that one Thai elite faction could be using a Gene Sharp-like “pillars of the regime” strategy against another elite faction. Non-violence is nonetheless force, a force for good or evil.
‘Don’t remove the cone’: latest advice on the Net The Nation. Or you’ll be beaten unconscious by anti-government “guards.”
Auto sector slams on brakes Bangkok Post. Bad for business.
Slow Exit of the Midwest’s Winter Buries Gardens in a Deep Freeze Times. Not just the Midwest!
Consumers to be big winners in solar/storage revolution Renew Economy (PT).
ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment, ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment NASAtelevision on USTREAM. Science NASA (Live streaming video). Awesome.
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