Aiee! Behind on my Bank of America whistleblower series, but not for want of working on it. Draft of the next post was too dense, and I need to pretty much restart from scratch :-(
Water Buffalo, Extinct in Europe for 10,000 Years, Spotted Outside of Berlin Take Part (Valissa)
15,000 crocodiles escape from South African farm Telegraph (Richard Smith)
Boeing battery fire ‘unprecedented’ Financial Times
US Company Uses Fracking Technique to Extract Uranium OilPrice. What could go wrong?
North Korea threatens to target US Guardian. The ritualized shakedown…
Australian income inequality worsens MacroBusiness
United Kingdom Lifts Travel Ban On American Journalist Richard Smith
Internet connection crucial to everyday life, German federal court rules Computerworld UK (Slashdot)
Denial, panic and doubt in Davos Guardian. This is the cheeriest headline I have read in a while. The 0.1% may be recognizing how badly they’ve screwed up.
Saudi Arabia v. Qatar on Syria Counterpunch (Carol B)
Chicago Shooting Charges: 94 Percent Of Gunmen Who Shot And Injured Victims Got Off Easy In 2012 Huffington Post (Carol B)
Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault National Institutes of Health (furzy mouse). From 2009, but remember the NRA has been hell bent for leather to keep studies from being funded. From the summary: “”On average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault…”
Would-be robber cries before getting cash – leaves with pizza US News (Valissa)
From Central Bank Independence to Democratic Public Finance Dan Kervick, New Economic Perspectives
The Debt Ceiling and Playing With Fire Simon Johnson, New York Times
Exclusive: Wal-Mart exploring private health insurance exchange for small biz Orlando Business Journal (furzy mouse). I trust Walmart about as far as I can throw them.
San Bernadino Scraps Eminent Domain Plan American Banker
Brokers Getting Secret Payments Through Real Estate Software CorporateCrimeReporter (KL)
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