Sorry for short links tonight….
Military Power of the People’s Republic of China Department of Defense (hat tip reader Paul Schwartz)
BORN POOR? Santa Fe Reporter (hat tip lambert strether)
Fire Departments Charge for Service, Asking Accident Victims to Pay Up ABC News (hat tip reader John D)
Greece, Spain, and the Euro Trojan Horse Michael Schussele
Rompuying along Economist (hat tip Swedish Lex)
Global Ocean Protection Measures Have Failed Der Spiegel (hat tip reader T. Rex Bean)
Europe’s Dying Nightlife Der Spiegel (hat tip reader John D)
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Robert M). From Pravda, “Man Becomes Best Friends with Sperm Whale“:
Andrew Armour has become known as The Whale Whisperer after he befriended a giant sperm whale named Scar that now allows him to swim alongside him and Andrew talks to him.