Dear patient readers,
I hope you’ll forgive me for the lack of my own posts over the last couple of days. I’ve had a ton of competing priorities, most of them blog related. Plus I think the cross posts are really good, so I hope you enjoy them too.
Wastewater injection spurred biggest earthquake yet, study finds PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Parts of Low Country Now Quake Country New York Times
The Day I Taught How Not to Rape Accidental Devotional (Chuck L). Aiee, the conversation is disturbing. Probably reflects overly perp sympathetic media coverage, but I also wonder how much is due to the ever-rising sexualization of our culture. In my youth, even without cameras to show what happened, I’m pretty confident Steubenville would not have gone as far because someone would have recognized that they’d get in huge trouble if they were found out (if nothing else, by being beaten to a pulp by a male relative of the victim) and would have tried to persuade the others to stop.
Sexism in the workplace is alive and well: Adria Richards is its latest victim Guardian. I’m not sympathetic with Richards. Yes, her employer’s reaction was cowardly. But what she did was lousy judgment and shows women promoting a double standard: they want equal rights yet want to be treated like dainty ladies. The conversation that offended her was not at her workplace, it was at a convention, meaning a public place, and not directed at her, she was listening in!
Erasing electronic footprints to protect victims of domestic violence EurekAlert (Chuck L)
Taiwan earthquake: 6.0 magnitude earthquake sways buildings Christian Science Monitor
Yet more Cyprus:
Cyprus Finance Minister: Uninsured Laiki Depositors Could Face 80% Haircut Wall Street Journal. I expect 100%. My grandparents got only 3 cents back on the dollar in the Depression.
Damage ripples through Cypriot economy Financial Times
What Cyprus Tells Us about Germany’s Character Der Spiegel (furzy mouse)
Stern magazine calls Big Four bosses “Legal Enemies of the State” Tax Justice Network (Angus)
What happened today? Pawel Morski. This is hysterical (on the European markets falling out of bed after the Netherlands finance minister had a bout of excessive candor on Eurobanks, excessive candor being a very bad idea from official in general and on the topic of wobbly banks in particular).
Cyprus, Seriously Paul Krugman
Denmark Reviews Bail-In Law as ‘Terrorists’ Shape Banking Bloomberg (David P)
A Clearer View of the Space Bullet That Grazed Russia New York Times
Moscow renews crackdown on NGOs Financial Times
Pain across the Eurozone MacroBusiness
Peter Scott Telegraph (Lambert)
When Oil Revenues Go Awry OilPrice
Mayors Plan National Day of Action To Push Congress On Gun Control Alternet (furzy mouse)
Supreme Court: Police Dog Powers Do Not Include Warrantless Searches of a Person’s Home Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake. Scalia randomly is on the right side of an issue.
Store Charges Browsing Customers $5 Daily Finance (Carol B)
US in crackdown on Citigroup anti-laundering flaws Financial Times
No Harsher CFAA! Support Aaron’s Law Instead DemandProgress. Please sign ASAP. There’s a good chance of beating this one back, and the proposed changes are HORRIBLE and can snare pretty much anyone. As we indicated yesterday, they make thoughtcrimes felonies. Merely discussing something that is a violation of terms of service that never actually gets done is a felony!
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):