Some recession-hit horse owners freeing animals into wild herds McClatchy (hat tip Lambert)
At an Airline That Caters to Pets, the Humans Are Howling New York Times
Two people are dead because they unfriended woman on Facebook NetTech (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Somali famine ‘will kill tens of thousands’ BBC (hat tip reader May S)
Have Americans Given Up On McMansions? Atlantic Cities (hat tip reader May S)
The plan behind open-plan Gillian Tett, Financial Times. I suspect how you feel about this issue depends entirely on how extraverted you are.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Ignores Fukushima, Green-Lights First New Reactors in 34 Years Truthout (hat tip reader May S)
Greeks inflamed by bail-out demands Financial Times
Venizelos, uncut FT Alphaville
Greek Endgame in Sight Philomila Tsoukala, Credit Slips
The neocons’ big Iran lie Salon (hat tip reader May S)
Israel, MEK and state sponsor of Terror groups Glenn Greenwald (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
US JUSTICE DEPT: Switzerland’s Largest Private Bank Is A ‘Fugitive’ Associated Press
Romney Calls Himself ‘Severely Conservative’ Bloomberg. Finally, some truth in political advertising.
By contrast, we have Obama budget promises deficit cuts with growth Financial Times
Richard Nixon gets it Ed Harrison
SEC Launches Inquiry Aimed at Private Equity Wall Street Journal. This is way too obvious. The issues are legit. The timing is not.
False dawns and public fury: the 1930s are not so far away Martin Taylor, Financial Times
Glencore Gets Free Ship With a Fuel Discount as Charter Rates Go Negative Bloomberg (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Mind-Blowing Charts From the Senate’s Income Inequality Hearing Mother Jones (hat tip reader May S)
The big banks win again Matt Stoller, Salon
MF Global Trustee Sees $1.6 Billion Customer Shortfall New York Times. Aieee! Just like Lehman, the black hole is growing.
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