News Appetizers with A Lot of Bad News

Welcome to the Friday news roundup. I’m afraid there’s not a lot of good out there, though if it bleeds it leads, so perhaps good things are happening, but they aren’t pushing through.

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Here’s a funny gif to distract you!

NYC is still a logistical clusterfuck. For all y’all out there: good luck and stay safe! NYTimes

Oh wow. former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged on Thursday with hushing up child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky. NYTimes

Someone found a message from a WWII carrier pigeon. I’m desperately curious to know what it says. BBC

Mitt Romney kinda sorta says what he’d do with FEMA. Slate

Hey, racism is on the rise! Hurray for post-racial America! The Root

Barclays has to explain why they should not be penalized for manipulating physical electricity prices. Aren’t banks the worst! Al Jazeera

Global inequality is the highest it’s been in 20 years. Capitalism at work. Salon

What’s been going on in your world?

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[E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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