[Excessive links. I blame Ukraine. –lambert]
If the Moon Was Only One Pixel Josh Worth. Totally cool.
Fed Nominee Stanley Fischer Has a Citigroup Problem Wall Street on Parade
Indian Shadow Financier’s Custody Extended Over Refund Plan Bloomberg. “[U]ntil he presents an improved plan to refund $3.9 billion to depositors [!!].”
Dangerous Black Ice Mad Cow Productions. Fun stuff. I still don’t get why the CIA would go all Miami Vice when, with a little help from their friends in the NSA, they could front-run wherever they wanted.
Blockchain acquires RTBTC, adds real-time trading, data, and news offering to become “the Bloomberg of bitcoin” Pando Daily. Bitcoin is a “disruptive” “innovative” “ecosystem” “gabba” “gabba” “hey.”
Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin is not ‘unhinged’, White House says The Telegraph. Damping down that “in another world” mistranslation of Merkel.
Putin appears to blink in Ukraine USA Today
Ukraine has revealed the new world of western impotence Simon Jenkins, Guardian
The EU U.S. Tug Over Ukraine Policy Moon of Alabama
Ukraine’s Mesopotamia LRB. Must read.
Thai Opposition Losing its Gamble? Asia Sentinel. According to one “Western banker,” yes.
Venezuela to mark Chavez death anniversary Al Jazeera
EU vs. Moscow: Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova Der Spiegel
Cyprus passes bill to privatise utilities FT. Let the looting begin!
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
C.I.A. Employees Face New Inquiry Amid Clashes on Detention Program Times. CIA monitoring Senate staffers?
Sprint Accused of Overcharging Feds Millions for Wiretapping Wired. Hilarity ensues.
Glenn Greenwald, PandoDaily tussle over Ukraine, editorial independence WaPo. Life’s little ironies.
Kentucky Baptists use gun giveaways to lure unchurched to Christ Courier-Journal
RadioShack’s back to the ’80s culture meets 2014: Company to close 1,100 stores WaPo. Could they connect with the Arduino/maker crowd?
There is no easy path to democracy Martin Wolf, FT. Matthew 7:13.
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