Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday grab-bag

 What the religious right really thinks of birth control. 

 Dots connected: Chesapeake Energy's $5 billion shuffle.

At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies, was teetering on the brink of failure. ...
In the months that followed, Chesapeake executed an adroit escape, raising nearly $5 billion with a previously undisclosed twist: By gouging many rural landowners out of royalty payments they were supposed to receive in exchange for allowing the company to drill for natural gas on their property.

Video of the week: It's St. Patrick's Day weekend, and The Browser has a link to a lovely appreciation of Shane MacGowan, so really, the only question here was which Pogues' song to pick.

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