Monkeys can learn to see themselves in the mirror Science Daily
The Biggest Looming Source of Inflation: Non-College Educated Men CSEN (Joe Weisenthal).
Charlie Hebdo: Paris attack brothers’ campaign of terror can be traced back to Algeria in 1954 Robert Fisk, Independent. The past is never dead…
Paris attacks: Don’t blame these atrocities on security failures Patrick Cockburn, Independent
The Paris Attack Is ‘The New Normal,’ U.S. Officials Say Daily Beast. Maybe if we stopped blowing far away brown people to pink mist? Just a thought.
Why France’s most famous writer is predicting a Muslim president Quartz. Hysteria?
Paris shootings: Ahmed Merabet’s killers ‘pretend Muslims’ says brother BBC. “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by people who pretend to be Muslims. They are terrorists, that’s it.”
It Sadly Unclear Whether This Article Will Put Lives At Risk The Onion (DJG). First typo I can recall seeing in an Onion headline…
NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million reveling, zero tickets written WaPo. Please remind me what’s wrong with the cops only arresting people only when it’s “absolutely necessary”? I mean, except for breaking a bunch of over-time rice bowls.
Gun ‘hero’ George Zimmerman ordered to surrender arms after assault Christian Science Monitor
Bernie Sanders opens a new front in the battle for the future of the Democratic Party Vox. Stephanie Kelton’s appointment.
Progressives Seek Control Of The Democratic Party Talking Points Memo. The problem, here, is that most of these “progressives” were 200% for Obama in 2008 – 2009, when the most damaging policies of the Obama administration were all put in place, and the House Progressive Caucus has been notoriously ineffective for years. There’s a track record here, and it’s not pretty.
Start Paying Attention: What’s Happening Now in G.O.P. Matters for 2016 NYT. The “invisible primary.”
Lessons from Vermont Jacobin
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Reaching Outside C.I.A., Obama Picks Treasury Official to Become Agency’s No. 2 New York Times. Weaponizing the financial system. What could go wrong?
Official: Federal prosecutors want felony charges against Petraeus Stars and Stripes. Petraes must have made somebody really mad. I mean, it’s not like leaks and adultery aren’t SOP in the Beltway.
Family ties that bind: Having the right surname sets you up for life Springer (gonxomarx). ICYMI.
The hidden cost of being an Uber driver and why fare cuts really do hit their bottom line Pando. In the language of Uber more miles mean wage cuts and sharing means taking, that is plain.
Chinese passengers yank open moving plane’s emergency doors after row with pilot South China Morning Post
Protesters decry bus and subways fare hikes in Brazil AP. Not large, but Free Pass movement, which started the 2013 protests.
NOAA Reduces Odds of El Niño Conditions This Winter Weather Underground
Tech world feels its way through the dark in internet of things FT. “Pricing would be negotiated in the background, machine-to-machine.” Do I get a better price if I have a more stupid phone? That’s how it works in the travel industry.
The Demands Thedemands.org. Demands!
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