Study supports the theory that ‘men are idiots’ PhysOrg (Chuck L). Cute, but the hypotheses are unimpressive.
As gay marriage gains voter acceptance, study illuminates a possible reason PhysOrg. More important than the title suggests in terms of shifting attitudes. It demonstrates that well structured personal proselytism works.
A Look Inside the First Commercial Coal Plant with Carbon Capture and Storage MIT Technology Review (Chuck L)
Victoria takes legal action against Uber MacroBusiness. Unabashedly pro-Uber but nevertheless gives the basic facts.
It’s time for Tor activists to stop acting like the spies they claim to hate Pando. A bit unhinged but not without justification. Gives you an idea how bare-knuckle tech players are when they fight the media.
Falling Oil Prices Threaten African Growth Wall Street Journal
Bhopal’s Unending Catrastrophe Der Spiegel (martha r). :-(
Charts Show 28 Seriously Troubled Mega-Banks: 24 of them in Europe Michael Shedlock (EM)
Europe, get ready for war! The “Battle of Greece” will be decisive … failed evolution
‘Grexit’ threat could complicate ECB QE IFR. The author has a gift for understatement.
Rouble Is Tanking Again Business Insider. An AM update.
Ron Paul: US Resolution Condemning Russia Similar to One Preceding Iraq War Sputnik (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
TSA’s new security checks: absolute joke or absolute necessity? Airport-Technology
CIA Torture Report
‘A Lot of These Gomers Didn’t Know Shit’: Former CIA Officer on Torture Report Intercept (martha r)
The Complicity of Psychologists in CIA Torture Counterpunch
Americans Involved in Torture Can Be Prosecuted Abroad, Analysts Say New York Times (furzy mouse)
Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali? Reuters (EM). This ought to bev a rhetorical question.
Obama’s immigration policy leaves companies exposed Financial Times
The Abolition of Abolition, How the President Who Pledged to Banish Nuclear Weapons Is Enabling Their Renewal TomDistpatch
In 2003, U.S. experts doubted key Iraq war claim: cable Reuters (martha r). Not that this should come as a surprise.
‘Driving while black’ apps give tips for police stops Associated Press
Richmond police chief a prominent participant in protest against police violence Contra Costa Times (martha r)
US Senators Pass Law Enforcement Reporting Bill to Avoid Police Brutality Sputnik (furzy mouse). Wee problem is the DoJ has an existing mandate to report on police killings and is ignoring it.
Not Just a Rape Culture: The University’s Rape System. Public Discourse. Martha r: “Well worth the read as it goes beyond the usual back-and-forth.”
Dodd Frank Budget Battle
Why Citi May Soon Regret Its Big Victory on Capitol Hill American Banker. Important. Makes clear that this was not a fight that mattered at all economically to the banks; they could achieve pretty much the same results through other means. This really seemed to be more about bankster ego, as in “the hell with you regulating us”. By all accounts, this is a classic example of what I call winning by losing, not that you want to lose, but that you can win despite appearing to lose.
Liberals: Obama abandoned us Politico. There was actually a bona fide fight in the Senate over the Dodd Frank rollback, including the opposition running it like a real campaign (whip counts, etc). This hasn’t happened (leftist opposition to the President over banking matters with his party) in anyone’s memory. This is an important start.
How Wall St. got its way Politico
Activists Seek More Public Input in Fed President Picks WSJ Economics
The Lie Factory In The Media Karl Denninger (Scott). On the retail sales report.
IEA Cuts Global Oil Demand Forecast for 4th Time in Five Months Bloomberg (Joe Costello)
$550 Billion Energy Junk Bond Bubble Busts; “Whac-A-Mole” Distortions in Multiple Markets Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind New York Times. Today’s must read.
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