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Mother cat breaks into vet clinic to be with her abandoned kittens USA Today (furzy mouse)
For Many Norwegians, Ghosts Fill a Void New York Times
IS IT FOOLISH TO MODEL NATURE’S COMPLEXITY WITH EQUATIONS? Wired. Lambert: “And economies”?
Americans Less Concerned About Climate Change Than Reptiles, Tornadoes, Credit Card Fraud, Cyber-Terrorism, Nuclear War, Mass Surveillance, Economic Collapse or Obamacare George Washington. Wonder how strong the correlation is with news headlines…..
How Salad Can Make Us Fat New York Times. I must confess, I can’t relate to this at all. The foods that I gather most people regard as acceptable hedonism I’ve long regarded (as in for 40 years) as seriously unhealthy. Having to eat a burger and fries would be a punishment, not a reward.
Bishops Hand Pope a Defeat on Outreach to Divorced Catholics Wall Street Journal
Telegraph Portugal Claim Busted Zolo Street. Good thing we didn’t get readers and ourselves all wound up posting on it. Mind you, we are not saying it is all sweetness and light in Portugal, merely that the Telegraph story is way ahead of the state of play.
#PortugalCoup. Twitterverse spoofs.
Tony Blair takes blame for Iraq War and admits conflict caused ISIS Daily Mail. Yes, this is the Daily Mail, not the Daily Mash.
Russia calls for fresh Syrian elections Financial Times. Note the subhead: “Moscow offers military support to moderate opposition forces.” We keep hearing about those Yeti, um, Syrian moderates…..”
See contrast with: Syrian rebels reject cooperation with Russia, demand end of bombing DW
Hillary Clinton: We Lied. The Aim Of Our War On Libya Was Regime Change Moon of Alabama (resilc)
The Real Afghanistan Surge is in Heroin Production and Tripled Opium Cultivation since the US military arrived/ UN and US Government documents Meryl Nass, M.D. (furzy mouse). Not news if you’ve been paying attention…
The unbeautiful south Economist (resilc). On Yemen.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Germany investigates fresh US spying allegations RTE (allan)
What Hillary Clinton Got Wrong About Edward Snowden FPIF (resilc)
Police State Watch
Democratic race gets real in Iowa CNN. Translation: all the carpetbaggers are pouring in.
Live video and coverage from Democrat’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner DesMoines Register (furzy mouse)
Bernie Sanders doesn’t need to pay for his socialist utopia The Week (Steve H)
Black man at Carson event defends Confederate flag DesMoines Register (furzy mouse)
It’s Time for the US to Return to “Socialist” Policies OpEd News (Glenn F). Sanders needs to start quoting that great socialist Eisenhower.
Presidential Judgment and Unpredictable Outcomes National Interest (resilc). Clinton v. Biden on whacking Bin Laden.
Paul Ryan Wants to Shut Down the Government, Permanently Common Dreams
Walker signs bill ending Doe political investigations WRAL (furzy mouse)
Spike Lee Sounds Off on Chi-Raq, Gun Violence, and Rahm Chicago (furzy mouse)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black New York Times. Investigative report.
OLEG DERIPASKA AND IVAN GLASENBERG CAN’T GET IT UP, THE ALUMINIUM MARGIN, THAT IS – BUT IS THE LOVE AFFAIR OVER? John Helmer. A commodities casualty
Why every aspect of your business is about to change Fortune. What this reveals is the feeble responses of incumbents, both ideologically and politically, given that many of these “disruptive” new services flagrantly break the law. And it’s not as if capitalism hasn’t been here before. For instance, in the 1900s, there was a strong effort by businessmen and leading economic thinkers of the time as to how to throw sand in the operation of the market…for the health of businesses! See Michael Perelman’s Railroading Economics, or for that matter, Karl Polyani’s The Great Transformation for examples.
The Law School Debt Crisis New York Times
US steams ahead with new rules to curb pollution by superyachts Guardian (resilc)
Antidote du jour (Stephen L). From the Alberta Wildlife FB page:
And Frosty Zoom recommended this video on muskrats and beavers highly: