U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola New York Times
U2’s Forgettable Fire New Yorker. Lambert: “Apple celebrating product release by forcing a U2 album into everybody’s iTunes.”
Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google South China Morning Post
France is a mess, and Europe is worried Global Post
Sweden’s Turn Left Could Deal A Blow To European Austerity Huffington Post
Photos Capture Amazon Tribe As They Beat And Strip Illegal Loggers Huffington Post (furzy mouse). Vigilante enforcement.
Why Scotland’s Voting Yes Felix Salmon
Scottish independence: Glasgow, the friendly city, turns demented Telegraph. Chuck L: “Hilarious depiction of how t he Labour delegation to Glasgow was greeted.” See video for more: Empire strikes back YouTube
The ‘domino effect’ from Scotland’s referendum is increasing demands for independence in Italian regions British Politics and Policy
Ukraine: ‘we’re at war with Russia’ Guardian
Strelkov: from swimming with Piranhas to swimming with Great White sharks Vinewyard of the Saker. Chuck L: “The Saker’s view of internal Russian politics in the Putin era.”
Obama’s unstrategic strategy Aljazeera
The Latest Evil Force, Since the Last Evil Force Counterpunch
Islamic State crisis: Australia to send 600 troops to UAE BBC. What sexual favors were exchanged for this to happen?
Kerry Scours Mideast for Aid in ISIS Fight New York Times. Note that this is also an Imperial Collapse Watch item. (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
How Hillary Clinton’s State Department Sold Fracking to the World Mother Jones. Lambert: “Lovely….. And then they got the estimates wrong…. ”
Are Subprime Mortgages Coming Back? New York Times
Fidelity Reviewed Which Investors Did Best And What They Found Was Hilarious Business Insider. So we need a category beyond passive management?
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