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. Sunday at 4 PM. You can see from past years that it’s mainly dogs that get the benedictions. Cats remember when they were gods and think this is de trop.
New Scientist. Where does Richard Smith find these anti-antidotes???
Amazon. An antidote to Richard’s anti-antidote. Be sure to read book descriptions and reviews
American Journal of Medicine (furzy mouse)
BBC. In the meantime, we had a cool summer in the East and an unusually warm September. Go figure.
Singularity Hub (furzy mouse). So those of you who do FaceBorg, please mess up your profiles. Go like something that you have absolutely no interest in and that is at odds with your presumed interests, like Nascar or child beauty pageants or authors of trash literature or really pompous intellectuals or extreme sports or taxidermy.
New York Times
MIT Technology Review (Chuck L). This is offensive and the subhead is a hatchet job. I hope alumni give the school a big piece of their mind.
BuzzFeed (Chuck L)
Associated Press (Lambert)
TechDirt (Jeremy). A precursor of the type of suit you’d see all the time if the TPP and EU-US trade deals get done.
Mortgage News Daily
Real News Network
mathbabe (Chuck L). Explains why the Republican behavior (as a party, not from an individual perspective) is not as nutty as it seems. Having just been in Texas, I can attest to the pervasiveness of Fox News and the pretty close to overt racism among people you’d expect to keep it under wraps.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Naomi Wolf, Project Syndicate
What happened to Obama’s NSA reforms? Time. Someone believed Obama was sincere?
Associated Press. Brace yourself for blame the victim. First she had post-partum depression. Now she’s bipolar. Um, my impression was that mania is highly productive (see Churchill, various personal accounts) and the problem was the depressive part of the cycle.
New York Times
Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Tampa Bay Times (Lisa Epstein)
Las Vegas Review Journal (Mark A)
Commodity hedge funds face bleak future Financial Times
The White Man’s Last Tantrum? Consortiumnews
Richard Thaler, New York Times. Debunks the “teach financial literacy” meme
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