Goats are far more clever than previously thought PhysOrg (Robert M)
Danish Zoo Reviled in the Death of a Giraffe Kills 4 Lions New York Times (Scott) :-(
Gameover Malware Targets Job Seekers Slashdot (bob)
Historic Court Ruling Stops Cultivation of Bayer’s GM Maize in Brazil Sustainable Pulse
Watch the US Drop 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos Mother Jones
Once Again, Australia is Stealing Its Indigenous Children CounterPunch (Chuck L)
Chinese steel mills face ruin MacroBusiness
China has a little bank run MacroBusiness
Plunge seen in project launches in Bangkok and suburbs ThaiVisa (furzy mouse)
ECB Faces Uncharted Waters With Negative Deposit Rate Wall Street Journal
Struggling eurozone risks losing its good looks Financial Times
Sisi leaves army to run for Egypt presidency Financial Times
IMF Reaches Deal to Provide up to $18 Billion to Ukraine Wall Street Journal
Ukraine agrees to 50% gas price hike amid IMF talks BBC (OIFVet)
Military Cuts Render NATO Less Formidable as Deterrent to Russia New York Times. Oops.
Obama Says Putin’s Challenging the World Order in Ukraine Bloomberg. Translation: OMG, a national leader is refusing to blink when Obama barks.
Petition of Alaska joining Russia polls over 25,000 votes Voice of Russia (furzy mouse)
European Banks Feel Effects of Crimea Crisis, With Austria Bearing Brunt New York Times. Austria’s banks came too close for comfort to faiilng in the crisis. Austrians were convinced Germany would rescue them when Germans thought otherwise.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
UK Court Says Information Stored Electronically Is Not ‘Property’ Techdirt (Chuck L). I’m not sure I’d be that worried. Most competently-drafted contracts re outsourcing databases make clear that the data is owned by the party who created the database. So don’t accept a vendor contract blindly, and make sure you add a clause that specifie the data your provide and any updates are yours! Copyrighting properly would also take care of that, at least in the US.
Democrats’ Obamacare albatross Boston Globe
Obamacare Will Never Be Popular Bloomberg
A Few Religious Objections to Hobby Lobby, et al. Peterr, Firedoglake (Carol B)
UPDATE 4-U.S. lawmakers want Gilead to explain Sovaldi’s hefty price Reuters (furzy mouse)
The Democrats are indeed “doomed” Lambert. Freudian slips in fundraising appeals.
One simple chart shows just how big Daily Kos’ tent actually is (and it’s very big) Daily Kos. OMG, Daily Kos tells you why you should never support them in one simple chart. As one maven put it: “They are proving their value to their paymasters and that they understand the true face of the Dems. Their job is to corral the left into the right.”
New York Moves Country Closer to Eliminating the Electoral College Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Sheriff’s Dept. Charges Man With No Drugs With ‘Intent To Distribute Counterfeit Controlled Substances’ Techdirt (Chuck L). Pre-crime is here.
Why the S&P is a bubble MacroBusiness
Fed Rejects Capital Plans For Citi, HSBC, RBS, Santander, Zions ValueWalk (MacroDigest)
Will a For-Profit Degree Help You Get a Job? Atlantic (Carol B). I’m surprised anyone is still asking that question.
Unemployed, and heading toward foreclosure MSNBC (Carol B)
The Right’s New ‘Welfare Queens”: The Middle Class New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Bank of America to Pay $6.3 Billion to Settle Mortgage Securities Suit New York Times. Lambert: “Check the comments, which are from paying subscribers.” They make the usual fare from the NC commentariat look tame.
PIKETTY’S INEQUALITY STORY IN SIX CHARTS John Cassidy, New Yorker
DEBATE: Can accountants be trusted? Economia (Richard Smith)
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse). A mixed beach! Wish I had links telling the story.