Scientists say dolphins should be treated as ‘non-human persons’ Times Online (hat tip reader John D)
Stunning Statistics About the War That Everyone Should Know Jeremy Scahill, CounterPunch. The US has 189,000 people in Afghanistan.
Good year for management guff Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times
A “Tell” from Bernanke? Bruce Krasting. Only one quibble: this isn’t a “tell”, it’s a telegraph.
Pessimistic into 2010 Eurointelligence
Google’s evil policy on shutting down blogs Felix Salmon. Felix’s post seemed to have made a big difference in getting Hempton operational again. Hempton says he will put a post up on his travails (not up as of this writing) and also says that he was shut down as a spam blog (same thing happened to me in 2008) and that it only takes two or three complaints to Google to get a blog on Blogger shut down (for the record, probably not the reason I was shut down, I had not annoyed much of anyone back then. I had just started Links, and the a lot of links are a flag for a spam blog, and the “naked” name I am sure did not help). An easy way to silence critics, needless to say.
Prescription: more doctors Baltimore Sun (hat tip DoctoRx)
Environmental Refugees Unable to Return Home New York Times
Is The U.S. Government Buying Stocks? George Washington
Does the left want to Impeach Obama too? ImpeachObamaCampaign and What to Expect While We’re Expecting: Politics in the Time of Obama (hat tip Ed Harrison). These are must reads. The first article has been making the rounds and is painfully funny and accurate. The second is to show to those few who continue to defend Obama how badly he has blown his presidency. And they were both written by the same writer, David Michael Green. Obama is over and will probably be the last to figure it out.
Antidote du jour. What I should be doing: