I’ll be adding a few more items to Links after our 7:00 AM e-mail launch, so those readers should visit the site for the final version.
Do animals have a sense of humor? Slate. Found the e-mail from Brian C pointing to this article only now, aieee!
Will The GM ‘Switchgate’ Recall Kill The Old Ignition Key For Good? Car Connection. bob:
The key is part of an actual switch. There are a few ways to “kill” a car engine. Putting a computer in charge of that is crazy. Key off, ignition system no longer “armed”.
The other way that should be considered, if keys are on the out, is a ground fault switch. Common on 2 stroke engines. Just simply short out the ignition coil.
Pushing and holding a button to turn off a car is nuts. If you need a car off, you need it off NOW, not a few seconds from now.
Mark Coatney Says Tumblr Ad Revenue Struggling Business Insider
Chernobyl’s Toll on Nature New York Times
How Memory Speaks New York Review of Books
Is Another Aspect Of The TPP They Hid From Us, Legally Stoning Gays? DownWithTyranny (RR). Hollywood (or at least the glamorous part) has declared war on the TPP.
Nomura: China’s property bust is on MacroBusiness
Brussels Sees Broader, Deeper EU Economic Recovery WSJ MoneyBeat
France set to miss deficit target, risks EU fine HITC Business
For First Time, TransCanada Says Tar Sands Flowing to Gulf in Keystone XL South Steve Horn, Firedoglake
NATO’s Top Commander: Russia Won’t Invade Ukraine Voice of America. Having planted this notion, the officialdom is now having to talk it down.
Why Trying to ‘Win’ Ukraine Could Lead to Its Collapse New Republic (billmon). You need to read past the one-sided account of how this row began to get to the useful bits.
Statecraft or Witchcraft? Dimitry Orlov (Richard Smith). Should have called out the warlocks too.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
U-2 spy plane crashes Los Angeles air traffic control Guardian (YY)
Mortality Drop Seen to Follow ’06 Health Law New York Times
Benghazi and the Bombshell New York Magazine
The Three-Drug Death Penalty Cocktail is a Mess New Republic
New York Mayor de Blasio unveils sweeping plan to address housing crisis Christian Science Monitor
JPMorgan Chase to Porn Stars: You’re Not Welcome Huffington Post
The 15 best and 15 worst performing housing markets Housing Wire
Default Mode: How Ocwen Skirts California’s Mortgage Laws Dave Dayen, Capital and Main (Deontos)
Capitalism, Not Government Is the Problem Chris Hedges, Truthout. Some readers discussed this article in comments. One weakness is treating capitalism as monolithic. It comes in many flavors, and some are better for ordinary peopel than others.
Poverty is not “complex” MacroBusiness
Antidote du jour. This looks like a stuffed toy, but Lance N says this is a real baby alpaca.