Oriental hornets powered by ‘solar energy’ BBC (hat tip reader John M)
Ford Starts to Ship an Electric Delivery Van New York Times. This idea is 17 years overdue. I test drove a GM electronic car protoype in 1993, and the plan was to push for electronic delivery fleets to meet electronic vehicle purchase requirements mandated in California and the Northeast. Instead, the industry pushed to have the legislation rolled back.
California judge orders illegal GMO sugar beet crops destroyed Natural News (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Hackers Attack, Take Down Site of Bank that Froze Assange Cash AlterNet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
U.S. Arrests Online Seller Who Scared Customers New York Times. So it takes a front page New York Times article to get action against this sort of thing?
Loose Change Noam Scheiber, New Republic
Murmurs of Primary Challenge to Obama New York Times
Epitaph from the Imperial Graveyard Tom Engelhardt
India’s battle against hunger beset by problems of delivery and corruption Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Why banks don’t write in English Felix Salmon
FDIC Launches Investigation of Officials of Failed Banks DSNews (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Lehman Retirement Plan Sues Fuld Over Repo 105 Bloomberg (hat tip Richard Smith). The irony is priceless.
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