Still having to do most of my posting at Starbucks, although the Internet was up at the house this evening. Keep your fingers crossed…
Freedom For Yvonne, Germany’s Runaway Cow: Search Is Called Off NPR (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). The sheep that escaped a slaughterhouse and ran down the FDR some year ago was immediately sent to a petting zoo (in Manhattan, it’s rather hard for a sheep to go missing for very long). Wonder why it took the Germans so long to give her a break.
Friendly Bacteria Cheer Up Anxious Mice Scientific American (hat tip reader Robert M)
Why the U.S. Isn’t Ready for Single Payer Yet Health Care Organizational Ethics (hat tip reader Francois T)
Adult children’s ‘bad mothering’ lawsuit dismissed McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
A Privately Owned Nuclear Weapons Plant in…Kansas City? Mother Jones (hat tip reader May S)
Japan’s life expectancy ‘down to equality and public health measures’ Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Search engine data a useful predictor of stock returns: study PhysOrg (hat tip reader Robert M)
News International appoints lawyers to review papers’ practices Financial Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). Looking into The Sun, NOTW etc; but it’s not going to be the most massively independent enquiry ever conducted, is it?
‘Sleeping gas’ thieves target super-rich at Italian billionaires’ resort The Guardian. Or it’s just hangovers; we’ll know for sure if they inadvertently suffocate some plutocrat.
Keith Ewing: The Sound of Silence – Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and the ‘Riots’ UK Constitutional Law Group (hat tip Richard Smith)
Shocking new details of US STD experiments in Guatemala Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Homelessness could spread to middle class, Crisis study warns Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Dick Cheney Shoots Former Colleagues in the Face Technorati Politics
Hurricane funds reignite US budget debate Financial Times
Tax us more, say wealthy Europeans Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Bernie Madoff living in ‘alternate reality’ with no blame for losing $50bn of other people’s money Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Chart of the Day: Consumer Confidence Ed Harrison
Struggling with a great contraction Martin Wolf, Financial Times
George Osborne and Vince Cable at war over bank reform Independent. The ICB report, on reforming UK banking, is due to be published on 12th September, so this ferrets-in-a-sack wrestling, inside and outside government, is getting more conspicuous.
Grandma Bunks With Jobless Kids as Multigenerational Homes Surge Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Analysts scale back US earnings expectations Financial Times
Here’s The Bomb That Might Blow A Hole In Bank Of America… Business Insider. Henry piling on again.
The Election March of the Trolls Chris Hedges (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
How the RBA Undervalued Housing Macrobusiness on dubious statistics.
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