Pine marten pitch invasion leaves Swiss footballer with nasty bite – video Guardian. Was he auditioning? He is very fast and has lots of stamina.
As Rats Persist, Transit Agency Hopes to Curb Their Births New York Times. How about getting people to stop throwing garbage on the tracks and the platforms? Lower food supply, fewer rats. I recently saw a rat scoot out and grab some food someone had dropped on the platform and run away. As far as I was concerned, he was performing a service.
Paralyzing algae is killing manatees at record pace in Florida US News (Chuck L) :-(
Iowa Fashion Week Begins Onion (Lambert)
Facebook reveals secrets you haven’t shared Financial Times
Reserve Bank of Australia hacked Guardian
The Great Portuguese Hollowing Out Edward Hugh
Millions of Europeans Require Red Cross Food Aid Der Spiegel
CIA Ramps Up Role in Iraq New York Times
The Fall of the House of Europe Asia Times (Lambert)
Expansion of Medicaid Is Rejected in Florida New York Times. A feature, not a bug, of Obamacare
Feds Starving States to Concoct Funding Imperatives heteconomist
Schapiro Is Nominated to G.E. Board New York Times
New York City soda ban struck down Guardian
Insist On Full Index Transparency, Warns EDHEC-Risk Index Universe. The fact that this is even being discussed shows how nutty the debate is.
What’s Fueling the Housing Boom in Vegas? Diana Olick, CNBC. Acknowledges that shadow inventory is large but remains sanguine.
Less Than 4 Percent of Lenders ‘Acceptable’ According To New Risk Assessment Tool Mortgage News Daily (Glenn R)
Subprime car loan securities sales soar Financial Times
Usury and the Loan Shark Myth Lauren Willis, Credit Slips
Long the Wealth Effect Long or Short Capital (Scott)
Antidote du jour. World’s smallest living bull:
And a bonus! Can someone teach me how to moonwalk in two weeks?