SHOCK! Wife of infamous racist says he beats her up
— Descriptions of the alleged abuse include the woman “being hit, being grabbed, being dragged around by her hair, being held down in a manner causing bruising, and being prevented from calling for help” by Richard Spencer.
— According to the filings, “Much of the abuse has occurred in the presence of the parties’ children,” and Kroupiianova “has been reluctant to call police or seek an order of protection for fear of further reprisal” by her husband.
(They’re quite the charming couple overall. She is a Putin-boot-licking propaganda writer.)
Overuse of antibiotics ‘risks return to dark ages of life-threatening surgery’
… without swift action to reduce infections, we are at risk of putting medicine back in the dark ages – to an age where common procedures we take for granted could become too dangerous to perform and treatable conditions become life-threatening.
Former Fed boss: “We’re in a hell of a mess”
— When Paul Volcker looks around now, he sees “a hell of a mess in every direction,” including a lack of basic respect for government institutions, a current Fed that seems to be following a completely arbitrary benchmark and a “swamp” in Washington run by plutocrats.
… “how can you run a democracy when nobody believes in the leadership of the country?”
… “There is no force on earth that can stand up effectively, year after year, against the thousands of individuals and hundreds of millions of dollars in the Washington swamp aimed at influencing the legislative and electoral process…”
Will Pope allow priests to marry?
AP via Yahoo
— As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are scarce.
Michigan brothers face $450,000 for cutting trees on their property
√ Who owns the forest? Hmm. Good question.
Boise, Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus
–For some Californians, the state’s punishing housing costs, high taxes, and constant threat of natural disaster have all become too much. They’re making their escape to areas such as Boise, Phoenix, and Reno, Nev., fueling some of the biggest home-price gains in the country. While the moves are motivated mainly by economics, they’re also highlighting political divides as conservatives from the blue state seek friendlier areas and liberal transplants find themselves in sometimes hostile territory.
>>> New realty outfit specifically aims to help people flee SF Bay Area
USA falling behind, chapter XXX
Europe on quest to build unhackable internet
MIT Technology Review
Oh well, America’s got Facebook, so…