Genetic genocide: Genetically altered mosquito warriors could wipe out humanity’s biggest killer Gizmag (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Reactor Core Melted Fully, Japan Says Wall Street Journal
Horsemeat Datapoint Confirms Economy on Upswing Outside the (Cardboard) Box
How Food Affects Genes Institute for Science in Society (hat tip reader Aquifer). Not certain re the science here….
How Stephen Wolfram Is Preparing For The Singularity CoExist (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Economics of piracy MacroBusiness
Official Action and Why Italy is Still at the Vortex Credit Writedowns
Fed saves Europe’s banks as ECB stands pat Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. This is correct. If the ECB was backstopping the banks adequately (or if they were forced to recapitalize), dollar lenders would not be so wary.
Vivement le retour des socialistes au pouvoir en…Allemagne Jean Quatremer (hat tip reader Swedish Lex). The German SPD and Socialist parties now favor ECB monetizing and Eurobonds.
Chinese manufacturing activity slows Financial Times
Big Picture: Does Romney Go Down the More Voters See of Him? Fox News (hat tip reader Pat Caddell)
Obama’s morbid fear of EU meltdown Financial Times. Hah, would serve him right after not getting tough with the banks.
The Individual Health Insurance Mandate Is Still Very Unpopular Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Indefinite Military Detention of Citizens on US Soil Still in Pentagon Spending Bill Alternet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Line Grows Long for Free Meals at U.S. Schools New York Times (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Is A Universal Social Net Good Macro Economics? Real News Network (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Banks Act, Stocks Surge and Skeptics See a Pattern New York Times
Miley Cyrus Rock Mafia – IT’S A LIBERTY WALK! YouTube (hat tip Lamber Strether). An OWS remix.
Congress push to relax US securities laws Financial Times. This is a guaranteed to rip off investors and set the US capital markets back 80 years. Which means it is certain to become law.
“The Wikipedia of Land Registration Systems” Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. Um, this is actually a diss to Wikipedia.
Also, Max Gardner’s Boot Camp (the source for cutting edge real estate/foreclosure litigation strategies) has a few slots open for its next CLE course. His last Bankruptcy Boot Camp of the year on December 8 and is offering NC readers (attorneys only) a great discount on the last couple of spaces by signing up through this link by Friday. Take advantage of this special offer to join the amazing list of graduates like Nick Wooten, Tom Cox, April Charney and many others who have learned Max’s approaches for representing consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure defense clients.
Antidote du jour. According to the e-mail from furzy mouse, George, who looked to be the runt of his litter, is now the biggest dog in the world. He is 7 feet long, nearly 4 feet tall at his shoulder and weighs 250 lbs.