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Hooray for war Daily Mash
Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts Nature (furzy mouse)
The creed of speed Economist
Wikipedia has a ton of money. So why is it begging you to donate yours? Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Why Electronic Health Records aren’t more usable CIO (Chuck L) As we’ve been saying, or rather cribbing from Health Care Renewal
Naomi Klein says politicians leading world to “very dangerous future” National Observer (Sid S)
Congress Moves to Sabotage the Paris Climate Summit New Yorker (furzy mouse)
China Sucked Deeper Into World Financial Vortex and Vice Versa, as BRICS Sink Fast Counterpunch (Sid S)
Is China exploiting Africa? Al Jazeera
Anonymous Takes Credit for Knocking Police Offline Khaosod (furzy mouse)
Pakistan petition demands return of Kohinoor diamond from Britain Telegraph (furzy mouse)
Greek central bank chief warns on reforms Financial Times
EU welcomes Greek request for border aid ekathimerini
It has started: A global proxy war against freedom! failed evolution
Draghi Says ECB Could Step Up Stimulus Efforts if Necessary Wall Street Journal. Translation: cold porridge for Mr. Market!
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Persistent Surveillance founder: “We have more fun than we should be allowed” Pando. Unlocked for now.
Witness (activists/change advocates, please read) Patrick Durusau
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Bust of Sociopathic Criminal Cheney Unveiled in DC Ring of Fire (furzy mouse)
Defense Contractors Cite “Benefits” of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East Lee Fang, Intercept
Who will fight the next war? Economist (Li). From October, still important. Be sure to read why only 30% would be eligible…
California candidate’s gun giveaway fundraiser will go on Los Angeles Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Racially Charged San Francisco Police Shooting You Don’t Know About But Should Mother Jones (Samuel A)
Chicago officials release reports in police shooting of teen Washington Post
Ohio community lives in fear as rifle-toting white man stalks black neighborhoods with impunity Raw Story. Furzy mouse: “Now if he were a black guy…”
Police State Watch
Massachusetts Bill Would Cripple Already Weak Public Records Law Photography is Not a Crime. If you are in Mass., make a BIG stink with you state legislators.
Job Market to Fed: Proceed With Caution Bloomberg
Academic Study Says Fed Engaged In Systematic Leaks To Insiders Value Walk (TF). Quelle surprise!
Unlocking Climate Finance Project Syndicate (David L). Aiee, public/private partnerships, aka looting, discover climate change.
Supreme Court to hear Puerto Rico appeal Financial Times
Hard Left, No Apologies US News
When Labor Groups and Silicon Valley Capitalists Join Forces to “Disrupt” Protections for Employees In These Times. TF: “More than ridiculous.”
Antidote du jour. We featured another photo from this series a LONG time ago. Frosty zoom:
Here are a few pics of my family playing Scrabble with our cat, “Phydeaux”. As you can see we are all geeky nerds chez nous (and proud!). Phydeaux insists on having tiles and rack when we play. Otherwise he’ll sit in the middle of the board and destroy the game. With his tiles, however, he patiently waits his turn, occasionally showing us his very cute belly.