Birds Cultivate Decorative Plants to Attract Mates ScienceNews (F. Beard)
Six Ways to Save One Trillion Dollars MedPage Today (Aquifer)
Two Hurt by WWII Phosphorus on German Shoreline Der Spiegel (Aquifer)
Arrest of BP Scapegoat: Real Killers Walk Greg Palast
Robert Fisk: The Children of Fallujah – Sayef’s story Independent (May S)
‘Berlin Is Running Out of Allies in Euro Crisis’ Der Spiegel (Aquifer)
Millions in line for debt relief Govt okays state bank payment moratorium Bangkok Post (Lambert)
The Biggest Student Uprising You’ve Never Heard Of The Chronicle of Higher Education (Lambert)
The Vatican’s Latest Target in the War on Women: Nuns Nation (Aquifer)
The Bernanke Conundrum and Level Targeting David Beckworth
U.S. Creates New Spy Service (Because 16 Intelligence Agencies is Not Enough) Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
Romney Wins Five States, Marches Toward GOP Nomination Wall Street Journal
Why Wall Street Hates President Obama Mother Jones
Maine named most peaceful state Bangor Daily News (Lambert)
The American Conservative: “Extractive Elites” and “Macro-Corruption” Steve Roth, Angry Bear (Aquifer)
Egan-Jones Ratings Co. and Sean Egan Charged with Making Material Misrepresentations to SEC Securities and Exchange Commission. This looks pretty open and shut.
$20B Package of Bank of America MSRs Still Hasn’t Traded National Mortgage News
Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals New York Times. Disgusting.
Wal-Mart aided effort to change anti-bribery law Washington Post
S.E.C. Asks if Hollywood Paid Bribes in China New York Times
Wells Fargo Turns Away Its Own Shareholders From Its Shareholder Meeting Mother Jones (Lambert). I’m pretty skeptical of this effort, if nothing else because a flack contacted me about it. I’m all for protesting, but I’m suspicious of anything organized by groups loyal to the Democratic party in an election year. If you are going to target a corporation, have some specific asks and enlist more shareholders, or use the protest at the annual meeting as a way to publicize other ways to pressure them as a business. Neither appears to have happened here.
Occupy the Farm: A New Encampment In Albany OccupyOakland (Lambert). Locals v. Whole Foods.
Noam Chomsky on America’s Declining Empire, Occupy and the Arab Spring Alternet (Aquifer)
Jon Corzine Is the Original George Zimmerman Matt Taibbi
MF Global: The Untold Story of the Biggest Wall Street Collapse Since Lehman Pam Martens, Alternet (Jeremy B via Jesse)
Attorneys general seek role in BofA’s Countrywide bond case Los Angeles Times.
TARP: Billions in Loans in Doubt Wall Street Journal
IT’S OFFICIAL: Keynes Was Right Daily Ticker. Lambert points out that this is a zeitgeist indicator.
The Chief Complaint: Dr. Otis Brawley Atlanta Magazine (Lambert). Although this is from February, it is still a must read.
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Herman S):