Trunk-loads of talent: Can you guess which painting is by an ELEPHANT (and which is the work of a top modern artist worth £7.4m)? Actually, the painting called Digit Master really is good.
The World’s Heaviest Insect Is 3,500 Times More Massive Than the Smallest Vertebrate Discover (hat tip Valissa). I am not squeamish, but I don’t think I’d like being all that near that insect. Eeew.
Apple’s supply chain problem MarketWatch
Floods create ‘inland sea’ in Australia Raw Story
AP Exclusive: US No-Fly list doubles in 1 year Associated Press (hat tip Lambert)
Touring China’s ‘Ghost Coast’ MacroBusiness
Woman Alleges Abuse At Kazakh Police Station Radio Free Europe. Confirms Ames in Ames v. Foust dispute over a massacre and related violence in Kazakhstan.
Iran says it launched satellite Washington Post
End this masochism in economic policymaking Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Facebook ought to ditch its public offering John Gapper, Financial Times
Romney Isn’t Concerned New York Times
Nationwide Title Clearing Sued by Illinois Over Foreclosure Documents Bloomberg. So get this: Illinois AG Lisa Madigan does NOT like robosiging if done by a big title company, but is prepared to let banks how do it off pretty cheaply in the mortgage settlement. This will be the pattern: bust the small fry and let the big boys off.
After Three Years, Homeowners Still Being Treated as Political Pawns Mother Jones. Obama has a “blame Congress” strategy in motion.
Analysis: Obstacles high for more mortgage prosecutions Reuters. The public is being reminded the Credit Suisse prosecutions were just for show and don’t get your hopes up.
Unintended profits and the custodians Deus Ex Macchiato (hat tip Richard Smith). Short and important.
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