Tiny chihuahua set to join Japan police BBC (hat tip reader John M)
Leaking Siberian ice raises a tricky climate issue Associated Press (hat tip reader John M). Methane emissions from permafrost, oh my!
Is this a true blue moon? Christian Science Monitor
Mammograms mismatched due to software error Free Access (hat tip reader Sugar Hush)
Silent flight: Sikorsky’s electric helicopter The Engineer (hat tip reader May S)
Beyond Understanding New York Times
David Swanson, All War All the Time Tom Englehardt
When the rich abandoned America — and what that has to do with defense Thomas Ricks, Foreign Policy (hat tip reader May S)
Mica Begs Passengers Not to Opt Out of Porno Scanners FireDogLake. Yours truly opted out of scanning, and the patdown was not bad at all (perhaps due to the fact that I was wearing a short skirt, they appear less interested in groping if more is on display)
The Gold Standard of Lunacy The Aporetic (hat tip reader Stephen M)
Eyes return to Greece after Irish bail-out John Dizard, Financial Times (hat tip Richard Smith)
Unequal Marginal Sacrifice Mark Thoma
Britain must call for more open bank pay rules David Walker, Financial Times. Disclosing how many people in finance (or at least backstopped firms) get outsized pay packages might actually have an impact.
Eric Cantona’s call for bank protest sparks online campaign Guardian (hat tip reader David S)
US banks face $100bn Basel III shortfall Financial Times. Erm, that figure presupposes that you believe asset valuations, which in turn are goosed by super low interest rates.
Countrywide Never Sent Mortgages to Trust, Now With Helpful Chart Mike Konczal. Tom Adams and yours truly cover this ground in a bit more detail, but this is good one-stop shopping if you want to catch up on this issue, or bring colleagues up to speed.
Can HAMP Help in Bankruptcy? Katie Porter, Credit Slips
There Will Be Blood Paul Krugman, New York Times
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