Crows Understand Analogies Scientific American (Chuck L)
Florida Teenager has world’s first penis REDUCTION surgery Daily Mail (Dr Kevin). Choosing to foreclose his future options as a porn star! Be sure to read the comments.
Oceans choke as plastic waste pours in at 8m tonnes a year Financial Times (furzy mouse)
The Global Economy’s Chinese Headwinds Project Syndicate (David L)
Web pioneer Vint Cerf warns of internet history ‘black hole’ Financial Times
Eurozone Economy Grew 0.3% in Fourth Quarter Wall Street Journal. Um, that does round to zero.
Sweden cuts rates below zero as global currency wars spread Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Currency Wars Have a Nuclear Option Bloomberg
A new start for Greece Bruegel. Leading edge conventional wisdom in Germany: “A deal may still be possible but the Greek side will have to move most.”
Greece and The Greek Games: Game Theory Value Walk (Stephen M, Chuck L)). Good but dated, see today’s post on Greece for some modifications to assumptions.
Central Banks and the Bottom Line Project Syndicate (David L)
European leaders cautious over ‘Minsk II’ Financial Times
Why Putin’s Days Are Numbered Foreign Affairs. Furzy mouse: “Um, don’t they wish!!”
Kiev’s Bloody War Is Backfiring Antiwar (furzy mouse)
Brazil faces water disaster; scientists warned it was coming UPI (Stephen M)
Congress Shows a Lack of Enthusiasm for Giving Obama War Powers to Fight ISIS New York Times (furzy mouse)
U.S. Is Escalating a Secretive War in Afghanistan New York Times
Loretta Lynch’s HSBC Deal Facing Renewed Criticism After ICIJ Report DSWright, Firedoglake
Keystone XL Pipeline Project Vote: Oil And Gas Industry Gave $250K To Senators Who Voted ‘Yes’ International Business Times (furzy mouse)
U.S. gunman kills three young Muslims; motive disputed Reuters. EM: “If a mentally-unstable Muslim killed 3 young Christians, would we be seeing delicate wording like ‘motive dispured’ in the headlines and studious avoidance of the word ‘terrorism’ in the article?”
This US City First to Run 100 Percent on Sustainable Energy Nation of Change (furzy mouse)
Bill de Blasio Is Caving to New York Cops New Republic
New York City sets record with no murders in 10 days in a row Reuters (EM). Um, and is our police partial work stoppage still on?
Two J. P. Morgan Executives Connected to Asia Probe Pushed Out Wall Street Journal
As Oil Price Drops, Texas Lenders Watch for Fallout Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour (Lambert). Yes, this is supposedly a real dog:
And a bonus video, courtesy Chuck L. Look at the lovely capybara spa! They even have citrus fruit in their hot tub.