I could make more elaborate excuses, but they’d just suck down the energy I’ve found in such short supply the last couple of days. I’m hopeful I’ll get back to my normal level of obnoxiousness soon, but it’s a wish not a promise.
In today’s highly abbreviated version I haven’t even bothered to summarize the news with quotes, it’s all links all the time.
- Thousands to gather in Ferguson for ‘weekend of resistance’, The Guardian
- Edward Snowden’s girlfriend living with him in Moscow, film reveals, The Guardian
- Lab official admits he faked water samples to help coal companies skirt regulations, Salon
- Virginia tells agencies to clear way for adoptions by gay couples, Reuters
- Haitian man faces U.S. charges over reclining airline seat squabble, Reuters
- Thousands of Hong Kong protesters regroup after government rejects talks, Reuters
- After gaffe, Microsoft board to look at gender pay gap, male culture, Reuters
- Pentagon Accused of Whitewashing History of Vietnam War Era, Common Dreams
- Lego Ends Shell Contract After Greenpeace ‘Save the Arctic’ Campaign, Common Dreams
- Saudi Arabia Unleashing ‘Systematic and Ruthless’ Repression Against Dissenters: Report, Common Dreams
- Police Act Furious About Encrypted Phones But Still Love Them. Here’s Why, By Micah Lee, The Intercept
- Are Democratic Leaders Already “Tea Partying” The Progressives?, by Gaius Publius, Down With Tyranny
- Again the Peace Prize Not for Peace, By: David Swanson, Firedog Lake
- How You Know Your Political Brand Has Problems, By: Jon Walker, Firedog Lake
- Can Virginia Democrat John Foust Survive The Steve Israel Effect?, by DownWithTyranny
- NSA Says Secrets It Leaked To The Press Are Too Secret To Be Disclosed Publicly, by Tim Cushing, Tech Dirt
- US Gov’t Wants To Use ‘State Secrets’ Claim To Kill Defamation Case (Not Involving US Gov’t) Without Giving A Reason, by Mike Masnick, Tech Dirt
Today in History
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