Yves here. From one set of woes to another. Verizon went down (long shaggy dog story here about Verizon tech support adding insult to injury which I will spare you) but I can work (not very comfortably) in my building’s lobby. Lambert graciously did the overwhelming majority of today’s links.
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New Zealand SPCA teaches rescue dogs how to drive a Mini Autoblog (YY)
Arizona woman’s creative holiday sign gets humorous point across using far less juice Daily News. Click through for meta. It b-u-r-n-n-s!
‘Jedi’ religion most popular alternative faith Daily Telegraph
Low expectations ahead of EU summit Deutche Welle
Deutsche Bank offices raided amid tax evasion inquiry Guardian. It can’t happen here.
Police raid Deutsche HQ in tax probe FT. “Carousel fraud.”
Extended Interview: Critics slam continued secrecy of Trans-Pacific Partnership, talks underway in New Zealand Free Speech Radio News (stuartbramhall). Audio. 3:17: “[C]ountries shall [emphasis added] conform their domestic laws, regulations and administrative procedures to the attached agreeements.”
The Fed Turns Aggressively Dovish With ‘Evans Rule’ Businessweek
“Right to Work” Isn’t a Civil Right. But Unionizing Should Be The New Republic
New MSM Trillion Dollar Coin Wave Misses the Big Story: Hayes and Carney New Economic Perspectives (also).
Is the new boom in domestic natural gas production an economic bonanza or environmental disaster? Phys.org. Good discussion.
Nuchem Rosenberg, Rabbi Who Exposes Child Sex Abuse In Orthodox Community, Attacked With Chemical Huffington Post. Note police comment at end. Domestic fights are of interest, but apparently inter-sect ones don’t count.
The Fungus in Your Cheese Is Having Weird Sex Smithsonian
Book review: Antifragile Nick Dunbar (RS). Deft work with that stiletto, Mr. Dunbar.
Bad faith and Zero Dark Thirty L’Hôte (BLCKDGRD)
Hatership VS Black Leadership in the Age of Obama Black Agenda Report
The Silent Treatment: A Day in the Life of a Student in ‘No Excuses’ Land EduShyster. Compliance training.
Antidote du jour (YesMaybe):