Oysters Killed by Climate Change’s Evil Twin Care2 (furzy mouse)
Toothed Bird Fossil Found In China Suggests Robin-Sized Creature Had Strange Teeth Huffington Post (Carol B)
The Kilogram Has Gained Weight Yahoo (Lambert)
New Delhi Attack: The Victim’s Story Wall Street Journal
Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple Sydney Morning Herald. Over 50 degrees?!?
Eurocrisis is over, declares Barroso Guardian
Cancer Risk Linked to Oil Sands in Canada New York Times
Voice-mail hackers, possibly with al-Qaida and Syracuse connections, make thousands of fraudulent overseas calls Syracuse (bob). Commies in every woodpile, and now nasty terrorists in your phone system!
John Brennan’s extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nomination Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
On the transient necessity of central bank independence FT Alphaville
Social Security Isn’t a Pension Plan But masaccio, Firedoglake
Why Nobody Trusts Steubenville Atlantic (Lambert)
The first word in mangled meanings Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times. Her annual corporate-speak awards.
Health-Cost Pause Nears End Wall Street Journal
Shining a light on Wall St’s power role Financial Times
FREE ME FROM DJANGO UNCHAINED Eileen Jones, eXiled. I don’t agree with a lot of her premises, but this is a more insider-y critique than most. I think the violence would have been intolerable without the (often cheesy) humor, particularly since some of was clearly, intentionally over the top (in the last shootout scene, a baddie woman is knocked out of the frame of the scene by the shot). And having read about slave revolts (the lack thereof; the very few that took place were quickly and brutally suppressed) the idea of Django kicking off a slave revolt that would have worked is even more unbelievable than the movie was. As strained as it is, the idea of a single successful ex slave vigilante is more plausible than a black Spartacus.
Hourly Wage Linked With Hypertension Risk: Study Huffington Post
Rescued by a Bailout, A.I.G. May Sue Its Savior New York Times. Wow, this is surreal. Separately, there are two ways you get decent settlements: have a reasonable case, or have a theory that will get you past summary judgment and allow you to do painful and costly discovery. As much as Greenberg’s case is ridiculous, it would be amusing if he were able to depose folks like Geithner, who will soon be a private citizen.
Military consumers get a federal private right of action Consumer Lay & Policy Blog (Deontos)
Why New Basel Rules Won’t Make Safer Banks John Carney, CNBC (Richard Smith). This is a really fine piece, and as someone who is not a Carney fan, I have to give him his due.
Beware the ‘central bank put’ Mohamed El-Erian, Financial Times
Antidote du jour (Dr. Kevin):