Australia’s Kevin Rudd fights to get Vegemite on plane BBC (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). I never even tried Vegemite when I lived down under. I’m sure the only way one can like it is by being forced to develop a taste for it at a vulnerable age.
Gamers solve AIDS puzzle where scientists fail TG Daily (hat tip reader Skippy)
Dino-Killing Cosmic Impact Wiped Out Ancient Birds, Too LiveScience (hat tip reader May S)
9/11 Conspiracy Theories ‘Ridiculous,’ Al Qaeda Says The Onion (hat tip Lambert Strether)
Merkel and euroskeptic allies beaten in Berlin Reuters (hat tip Richard Kline)
Ray Dalio on the D-Process in Europe Ed Harrison
UBS says trader hid loss with fake deals Financial Times.
‘It was a moral mistake and I’m not proud of it’: Strauss-Kahn breaks his silence in TV interview over allegations he sexually assaulted a maid Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S). Apparently his position is that he misread the maid’s intentions. Lordie.
Is the GOP/Media Complex Using Silly Sex Smears to Scare Schneiderman, Other AGs from Probing Bank Crimes? Phoenix Woman, FireDogLake
Dear Alisha Smith: Thank You for Your Work Abigail Field
Rick Perry is for sale, but he’s not cheap Daily Kos (hat tip reader May S)
Protest Closes Off Wall Street Roads Wall Street Journal and Media Blackout – Thousands peacefully protest Wall Street, No media coverage You Tube (hat tip reader Tim S). Well, there was not “no coverage” but the party line is that it was a small protest (true, but not as small as claimed, and the city apparently made it hard to assemble)
Fears over exemptions to Volcker rule Financial Times
Rearranging the Deck Chairs Tim Duy
Global recovery in danger of skidding off course Financial Times
Not Too Big to Fail. Be prepared to enter an alternative universe.
New York Appellate Court rejects validity of loan assignments by MERS Lexology (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
The theft of the American pension Salon (hat tip reader May S)
A Little Inflation Can Be a Dangerous Thing Paul Volcker, New York Times. OMG, he is still fighting the last war. In the abstract, he isn’t wrong, but this is like worrying about obesity when trying to get someone with anorexia to eat more.
Another View: Why wage war against the working poor? Flint Journal (hat tip reader May S)
Inside the Trillion-Dollar Underground Economy Keeping Many Americans (Barely) Afloat in Desperate Times Alternet (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Poverty In America: A Special Report Economic Collapse (hat tip reader Carol B)
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