US readers: Did you move your clocks forward? I did, so I’m turning in early too.
Thrill-seeking German bears snapped hurtling down snowy slopes Metro (hat tip Lambert)
Otter who raised orphaned pups, inspired law dies SF Gate (hat tip reader Dirk77)
Fistfight breaks out at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Associated Press (hat tip Lambert)
Pricing climate change VoxEU
“Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake” Greg Palast
The real battle in Uganda Foreign Policy (hat tip Lambert). Wow.
Netizens Criticize Extravagance of ‘Two Meetings’ Delegates ChinaSmack. I prefer Lambert’s headline: Hermes, Dior, Louis Vuitton at the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
Chinese buying up Bordeaux estates Reuters (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Employers Need Wind Power Technicians Slashdot (hat tip reader bob)
Deficits Push N.Y. Cities and Counties to Desperation New York Times
HAWAII SENATE RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE CASES WHERE FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS AND ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE LOAN DOCUMENTS ARE ALLEGED (hat tip reader Deontos). Hah, if the legislature signs this soon enough (unlikely) the state AG can’t sign the mortgage settlement.
Judge orders documents in Overstock case unsealed Salt Lake City Tribune (hat tip Lambert)
Revisiting a $400 Million Tax Break Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. Fairfax is well known as being thuggish, but it can’t pull those tactics with the IRS. This will be interesting.
When did the US constitution cease to matter? (Oh, and a comment on the alleged New York Madam.) John Hempton. I wish I’d been able to stay in Sydney. I really miss it, and it looks better all the time relative to here.
Antidote du jour (hat tip Richard Smith):
And a bonus (hat tip reader Marc C):