Sorry for relatively few links, I needed to turn in early. I’m also overdue for a post on the Eurozone mess (although this is beginning to feel like Wagner, where you’ve heard the same motifs over and over again and you wonder how the soprano has the pipes to keep singing this long and you feel like a philistine for being fidgety and wishing for it to get to the crashing real final crescendo and be over with).
Otters return to every county in England Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Tuscany Trembling over Big Cat Der Spiegel (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Born to be Viral: How to unmix a mixed fluid New Scientist (hat tip reader Robert M)
The explosive truth behind Fukushima’s meltdown Independent (hat tip reader Aquifer). This is a major story.
Monsanto’s 5 Most Dubious Contributions to the Planet Alternet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Major Websites Using Stealthy ‘Supercookies’ to Track Users Wall Street Journal
Fanbois treat criticism of favorite brands as threat to self-image ars technica. Sheesh, I don’t like being associated with branded products.
A Christian Plot for Domination? The Daily Beast (hat tip Richard Smith)
In Defence of PIGS Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
The great failure of globalisation Jeffrey Sachs, Financial Times (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
OFA Director Attacks “Firebagger Lefty Blogosphere,” says “Paul Krugman is a Political Rookie” Jane Hamsher, FireDogLake. Team Obama is lookin’ desperate!
Mass. GOP hits Warren over consultants Boston Globe. Not an auspicious start.
The U.K. Riots And The Coming Global Class War Forbes
Land of the Free, Home of the Poor PBS (hat tip reader John M)
Zulauf: “I expect the market to go below the latest lows in September” Credit Writedowns
Wells Fargo’s $3 Debit Card Charge: A Sign of More Bank Fees to Come? Daily Finance (hat tip reader Carol B)
Fed Eyes European Banks Wall Street Journal. So much for the cheery assurances that the banks are in much better shape than they were in 2008.
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