Is Happiness Overrated? Wall Street Journal
Reactor Core Cooling Union of Concerned Scientists
Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants: The no-BS info on Japan’s disastrous nuclear operators Greg Palast. Read about how routine false results on emergency systems are.
For Elderly, Echoes of War’s Horrors New York Times
NHKWORLD Japan Quake News (in English, hat tip reader c)
The Shocking Way US Cops Are Trained to Hate Muslims Alternet (hat tip reader Lance N)
Crisis Fatigue? Make a list Calculated Risk
The clarifying Manning/Crowley controversy Glenn Greenwald
Tax Haven USA attracts over $3 trillion in foreign dirty money Nicholas Shaxson
MERS Prevails in New York Supreme Court Housing Wire (hat tip Richard Smith). Confusingly, NY Supreme Court is its run of the mill trial court. And to keep your even more confused, its “supreme” court is the Court of Appeals. So this ruling is by one judge. He ruled MERS could transfer the note. A BK judge (Federal) in NYS has ruled otherwise. Pretty much no one buys that MERS can transfer the note (MERS has maintained consistently that it is not the owner or holder of the note and is only the nominee with respect to the mortgage, which is the lien). And MERS has started settling cases where it looks like a decision will go against it. So this decision probably reflects not so hot borrower defense.
Demise of foreclosure firm could cost courts Bradenton Herald (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin, story here):