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PBC News & Comment Monday, May 14

Roy Zimmerman opens with his latest, Romney Mitt, the Demon Barber of Wall Street, a great set up for JP Morgan’s $2 billion trading loss, and the need for cops on Wall St.  Also:

–Gov. Jerry Brown announces $16 billion shortfall, so California gets austerity that will produce another recession

–Greece still can’t form a government due to austerity backlash

–Afghan who attempted to negotiate a deal with Taliban is killed

–Iraq has new spasm of violence as US cuts losses in costly effort to train Iraqi police

–drawing surfaces of alleged Iranian detonation chamber that could be used for nuclear weapons testing

–Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigns after 4 months on the job, to to padded resume

–Alabama farmers scale back planting, as state immigration law has led to reductions in undocumented farm workers

–the mother of Gasland film maker Josh Fox signs letter to Michell Obama about fracking damage

–Memphis great Donald Duck Dunn dies, we pay tribute by listing all the great artists he has worked with