I wonder at what age people born on February 29 decide that having a real birthday only one year in four is no biggie.
New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America Independent (hat tip Lambert)
Google offers 1 million dollars to Chrome hackers Nation (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Safety Alerts Cite Cholesterol Drugs’ Side Effects New York Times. I recall, not that long ago, doctors declaring statins to be so safe that they wanted to add them to the water supply!
Bill Gates’ support of GM crops is wrong approach for Africa Seattle Times (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Gloom, doom — and Lester Brown’s ‘Plan B’ Japan Times
A brief history of the time Stephen Hawking went to a sex club: University says physicist visited California swingers’ club with friends Daily Mail. This from a hedgie reader who will go unnamed.
Corseted Minds: Does Fear of Irrelevance Send Conservative Men Fleeing to the Victorian Age? Lynn Parramore, Alternet
Wikileaks Reveals Privately Run CIA’s Dirty Secrets (Update 2) Gizmodo (hat tip reader May S)
Wikileaks emails indicate Stratfor discovered Israel already destroyed Iran’s nuclear facilities Raw Story (hat tip reader Amit). As we indicated, Haaretz reported on this yesterday.
Exploding the myth of the Iranian Bomb Spiked (hat tip reader May S)
U.S. Cuts Iran Cash Pipeline Wall Street Journal. With as much offshore banking as there is and people like Marc Rich very much around, I suspect the headlines exaggerate the achievement.
We won’t give US advance warning of Iran strike, says Israel Independent (hat tip Lambert)
Hi, I’m from the IMF. I’m here to help. MacroBusiness
ECB’s Second Three-Year Loan May Be Last Bloomberg
Europe banks hungry for second helpings Financial Times
Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham becoming ‘no-go areas’ because of drugs gangs… just like Mexico and Brazil says the UNITED NATIONS Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Virginia Says No to Lawless Imprisonment David Swanson
Ayn Rand Worshippers Should Face Facts: Blue States Are the Providers, Red State Are the Parasites Alternet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Democracy Alliance Pulls Support for Organizations that Don’t Play Ball Dave Dayen, Firedoglake (hat tip reader Carol B). More veal pen in action.
Lawmakers To The Rescue? Legislation Filed To Fix “Ibanez” Foreclosure Title Defects Massachusetts Law Blog. Reader Deontos does not like the look of this.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the MBS sleeper defense Alison Frankel (hat tip reader Deontos). Bye bye FHFA putback suits?
So, how can bankers live with themselves? Guardian (hat tip reader John L)
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