Kangaroo bounce mechanics snapped BBC. The article explains why this is worth studying.
How the penis lost its spikes Nature (hat tip Richard Smith)
Recent Earthquakes in Central US (hat tip reader bob). You tell me…
Dalai Lama ‘Retiring’ The Diplomat (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Interrogator in the Assange case friend with woman accusing Wikileaks founder Expressen (hat tip Clusterstock)
US farmers fear the return of the Dust Bowl Telegraph (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Libya’s main oil terminal ablaze after raid Financial Times
Japan must develop nuclear weapons, warns Tokyo mayor Independent (hat tip reader furzy mouse). Before you get too concerned, Ishihara is a long-standing extremist. He was co-author of the 1980s “The Japan That Can Say No” which was translated and made the rounds in the West, and his own “I Still Say No” which was apparently pretty cranky, a best seller in Japan (like the first book), yet no one here seemed aware of the fact that it existed.
McKinsey model springs a leak John Gapper, Financial Times
Unexpected Trade Deficit in China; Chinese Importers Caught in a Squeeze; Global Macro Picture Weakens Michael Shedlock. China has this interesting way of reporting trade deficits shortly before the Treasury is required to opine (April and October) on whether China is a currency manipulator.
King helps the case for banking reform Financial Times (hat tip Richard Smith). This row has gotten zippo attention in the US.
Updated: Wisconsin GOP Rams Through Union-Busting Measure; Thousands Storm Capitol AlterNet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Pulitzer Prize Winner Seymour Hersh And The Men Who Want Him Committed WhoWhatWhy (hat tip reader furzy mouse). This is an article from February but still worth reading.
House prices, gold, and long-term investing MacroBusiness
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