SeaWorld sued over ‘enslaved’ killer whales BBC. This is totally cool. Cetaceans are much closer to being people than corporations are. And captivity shortens the life of dolphins, and I’d therefore assume whales, considerably.
Thanks to Plants, We Will Never Find a Planet Like Earth Scientific American (hat tip Lambert)
Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering Guardian (hat tip reader John L)
How dementia drugs could be used by the military Guardian (hat tip reader May S). I recall reading with some horror of the experiments performed in WWII on men held in prison camps. Now we experiment on our own soldiers.
Anti-cancer drug for women weakens bone density Raw Story. Speaking of experimenting….
The netiquette of working life Financial Times
Greece bail-out funds could be split Financial Times. Would put Greece on a very short leash.
Corporate defaults set to jump in Europe Financial Times. Quelle surprise!
IMF takes its gloom to China MacroBusiness. No wonder the Chinese are suddenly interested in funding Eurorescues.
Global Manufacturing Steadies as She Goes, or Does She? Credit Writedowns
The ice is cracking under Putin Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Truth, lies and Afghanistan Armed Forces Journal (hat tip reader May S). This is a must read.
Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers Glenn Greenwald. This is the best argument they can muster?
Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers’ properties Washington Post. To quote Marshall Auerback: “Tom Ferguson for slow learners.”
For Sale: AIG’s Subprime Bonds Wall Street Journal. The bonds are being shown only to a handful of big firms. Why aren’t they being auctioned broadly? Fishy fishy fishy.
Shame on you, Mr Obama, for pandering on trade Jagdish Bhagwati, Financial Times. Notice how screechy and unconvincing this is.
‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World New York Times
One Town’s War on Gay Teens Rolling Stone. Lordie.
U.S. Sets Money-Market Plan Wall Street Journal (hat tip Joe Costello)
MF Global Trustee Sheds New Light on Chaos at Firm New York Times
How To Score A Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Richard Eskow
The Cancer in Occupy Chris Hedges, TruthDig (hat tip reader Thomas R)
How the Occupy Movement Changed Urban Government Atlantic (hat tip reader May S)
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Kendall). This makes me want to have a grizzly cub as a pet, which I know is a singularly bad idea: