Skeleton of teenage girl confirms cannibalism at Jamestown colony Washington Post (Lambert)
The boat that FLIES: Exhilarating images of the world’s fastest yacht racing at speeds to up to 60mph Daily Mail (Richard Smith)
MMR: How parents feel now about avoiding jabs BBC (John L)
Use a Software Bug to Win Video Poker? That’s a Federal Hacking Case Wired (Richard Smith)
Apple avoids potential $9bn tax bill Financial Times. Go FT! Hooray for putting numbers on this finesse.
Water Problems At Fukushima Daiichi Foreseen Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
When will the bank bubble burst? MacroBusiness
Risky Business Werewolf (Richard Smith). Kiwis unhappy about Anadarko
George Soros Leaves a Weblog Comment for Hans-Werner Sinn Brad DeLong (Chuck L)
Debt-crippled Holland falls victim to EMU blunders as property slump deepens Ambrose Evans-Prichard, Telegraph
Special Report – How Google UK clouds its tax liabilities Reuters (Richard Smith)
Kickbacks Die Hard Paul Amery
Pouring Gas On The Syrian Inferno CTuttle, Firedoglake
Budget Cuts Devastate Meals On Wheels: Enrollment Slashed, Services Cancelled ThinkProgress (Carol B). We told you the plan was to have old people die faster.
Republican wants the Party of No also to be the Party of Know Nothing Daily Kos (Carol B). Generally, we bash the Dems more often because they are such annoying, transparently bad phonies when they are corrupt (pretty much all the time) but we don’t want Republicans to feel left out.
GM urges action on climate change Guardian
Walmart heirs ‘invest’ $8 million in StudentsFirst’s school privatization agenda Daily Kos (Carol B)
Review of Keynesian Economics has made some articles available for free download, including one by Scott Fullweiler, An endogenous money perspective on the post-crisis monetary policy debate
FOMC Keeps Mum on Inflation Weakness at April Meeting Prajakta Bhide, Roubini Global Economics (registration required)
Why Good People Can’t Find Jobs — What You’re Up Against The Vault (Francois T)
Banks Feel Heat on Capital Wall Street Journal
Foreclosure Settlement Checks Significantly Smaller Than Regulators Forecasted: Homeowners Huffington Post (KL and Carol B). Folks, if you’ve been following this story, it’s been absolutely clear that payout matrix was a bad attempt at PR to make a random process look orderly. There was never enough money, not even close to it, in the settlement for everyone to get the money they deserved. So a an itty bitty number were arbitrarily chosen to get the full award in the big award amounts, and everyone else was slotted into categories to make the payout figure agreed to by each bank work.
Biologist Paul Ehrlich gives dire prediction for global civilization VTDigger (martha r)
Our American Pravda American Conservative
Antidote du jour. Scott H took this picture in Mongüi Colombia. We hardly ever feature donkeys on the blog, so we’re making up for the lapse and giving a bit of travel scenery too.