Porpoise F*cks Himself to Death New York Magazine
Creationism conference at large U.S. research university stirs unease Science Magazine
Gov. Brown signs bill banning commercial production of genetically modified salmon Press Democrat. Why haven’t evangelicals been opposing GMOs? It is playing God, after all.
The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation Aeon (furzy mouse). Lambert: “Musk never asks himself whether our species DESERVES to get off planet.”
4.8-magnitude quake rattles Kansas and Oklahoma Christian Science Monitor. Locals blame fracking.
Rise of the Robot Security Guards MIT Technology Review (David L)
China’s Climate Change Plan Raises Questions New York Times
Saudi oil chief dismisses ‘price war’ claims Financial Times
Eurozone growth set to disappoint Financial Times
Crimea Nationalizes the Means of Bread Production Moscow Times (furzy mouse)
Russia To Build As Many As Eight Nuclear Power Plants For Iran OilPrice. Note IAEA approves.
Russia’s Largest Bank Alfa Bank Plans Eurobond Issue in Dollars, Sources Say Moscow Times. Huh, I thought the point of those Tier III sanctions was to cut Russian firms, particularly banks, off from Western capital markets. Too many subjects where I don’t have the bandwidth to read the fine print.
Russia to Fly Bombers to U.S. Gulf as Ukraine Escalates Bloomberg (furzy mouse)
When Henry Kissinger Makes Sense Robert Parry, Consortiumnews
Tanks and Nukes: NATO Statements on Ukraine; McCain Will Go Ballistic Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Plumbing the Depths of NSA’s Spying Consortium News
Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation Slashdot (furzy mouse)
Fully-Insured Woman Faces Bankruptcy After Being Taken to Wrong Hospital Gawker (nycTerrierist)
Wall Street Bankers Want to Make Hillary Clinton Their Next Mascot in the White House Truthdig (furzy mouse). In case you hadn’t figured that out already.
Lame Duck Senate Will Vote To Approve Keystone Pipeline TalkingPointsMemo
Utility Regulator in More Legal Trouble Over Emails? NBC Bay Area (EM)
The forex scandal proves fines don’t deter bad banks. So ban them from trading Guardian. Another “hit them in a revenue stream” idea.
Regulators Want Banks to Rescue Themselves Next Time Matt Levine, Bloomberg. Levine focuses on interconnectedness, our pet issue. We said that had to be fixed first. Trying to reduce risk in a tightly-coupled system without fixing the tight coupling generally makes matters worse.
Overheard: Pow! Zap! Wham! Get Ready for Comic Book Economics Wall Street Journal. Steve Keen strikes!
Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone-Especially the Wealthy Michael Lewis, New Republic. We said this before inequality was a hot topic: Income inequality is bad for rich people too.
Handy class-action lawsuit Gawker
Financial Pressures Ease on Students, Studies Say New York Times
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse). Since many of you admired the mane on the horse yesterday, I thought you might enjoy another great coif: