Saved from the pot: Fishmonger rescues stunning electric blue lobster from the dinner table Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S). I have lobstermen in my family, including an uncle who got a PhD in
lobsters marine biology at the age of 74. For American lobsters, blue lobsters are about one in a million. Oh, and they turn red when cooked.
Congress set to declare pizza a vegetable Palm Beach Post (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Artificial Urban Glacier to Cool Mongolian Capital Wired (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
The Brutal Truth About Penn State Grantland (hat tip reader Carol B)
For Some Companies’ Smokers, a Surcharge New York Times
China reboots money supply MacroBusiness
Fresh UBS rogue trading revelations Financial Times
Detroit could run out of cash in December, plan must include layoffs MLive (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
DHS’s Federal Protective Services seen at Portland ‘Occupy’ arrests Minneapolis Examiner (hat tip reader 1 SK)
Police State Tactics CounterPunch (hat tip reader 1 SK)
WHO coordinated the raids? riverdaughter (hat tip Lambert Strether)
Oil vs QE3 MacroBusiness
California attorney general’s office subpoenas Fannie, Freddie Los Angeles Times (hat tip Lisa Epstein). This is a big deal. Harris, who is an opportunist, has apparently decided there is more in it for her to try to get bigger mods than play ball with Team Obama and the Democratic party, at least for the next few rounds.
Top House Democrat demands explanation of penalties for late foreclosures The Hill (hat tip Mike D)
Arkansas Bankruptcy Ruling Slows Foreclosures Total Bankruptcy (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Setback for US mortgage refinancing plan Financial Times. Reality is catching up with the hype.
Federal Prosecution Of Financial Fraud Falls To 20-Year Low, New Report Shows Huffington Post. Quelle surprise!
With MF Global Money Still Lost, Suspicions Grow New York Times
Culture in Economics and the Culture of Economics The Straddler (hat tip Richard Alford)
I got this report from a colleague who lives right by Zuccotti Park (not the one who provided the NYT embedding intel, NC has several sets of eyes and ears in lower Manhattan) via e-mail at 9:00 PM. If accurate, the NYPD is going way beyond any of the rulings on Zuccotti Park:
At park. NYPD community affairs just told me he’s told (just recently) NYPD policy is you cannot hold a sign within park per Brookfield request.
The ruling specifically acknowledge free speech rights. Signs are not a threat to public safety. Can anyone confirm this new tactic?
Antidote du jour: Some readers asked to see Richard’s new girl cat, Minsky. She has more tan markings than her brother Fisher.