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Rockaway resident finds a ‘beary’ cute surprise NJ (Fred A)
Very Angry Lady Successfully Files “Fuck This Court” Legal Brief Gawker (Carol B)
This Map Will Let You Know What Your State Can Cheer “We’re #1!” About Distractify (Chuck L)
Nepal Reels Amid Fears of Aftershocks Wall Street Journal
Hongkonger cheats death and then rescues other climbers on Mount Everest in Nepal South China Morning Post
When Bots Collude New Yorker (Dr. Kevin)
Security Experts Hack Teleoperated Surgical Robot MIT Technology Review (David L)
Amazon built an enterprise business out of nothing Business Insider (EM)
The “War on Cash” Migrates to Switzerland Pater Tenebrarum (Chuck L)
Fitch Downgrades Japan Credit Rating on Fiscal Worries Wall Street Journal
ECB Taper News Edward Hugh. A meaty, important piece.
Greece: The Noose Tightens Stathis Kouvelakis, Jacobin (Donald G). By a Syriza central committee member.
Eurozone officials seek to bypass Varoufakis to spur Greek talks Financial Times
Talking down the risk of Grexit is not the answer Financial Times. Important.
Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
NSA veteran chief fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Imperial Collapse Watch
Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline Chris Martenson (furzy mouse)
Drought Frames Economic Divide of Californians New York Times
Former BP CEO Tony Hayward believes oil prices will rebound soon Business Insider
Oil-Fund Outflows Bode Ill for Prices Wall Street Journal
US banks push for bond trades delay Financial Times
Fed mulls perma-QE MacroBusiness
BofA ‘Hustle’ appeal tests Justice’s novel use of old S&L statute Alison Frankel, Reuters. Adrien: “BAC says that Rakoff is not impartial and should not preside over potential retrial. I would have liked the same interest in “impartiality” in the selection of the last two SEC Chairs, the last two SEC Heads of Enforcement..not to speak of the last two heads of the NY Fed..But hey, the revolving door does not exist (dixit Rodgin Cohen at Sullivan) and even if it were to exist, it would not affect the level of penalties imposed (dixit Khuzami)..so what should we be worried about??”
Sovereignty in the Ancient Near East Michael Hudson.
The Neoconservative Counterrevolution Jacobin. A must read.
Antidote du jour (Leslie M). Story here.