Yves here. From one set of woes to another. Verizon went down (long shaggy dog story here about Verizon tech support adding insult to injury which I will spare you) but I can work (not very comfortably) in my building’s lobby. Lambert graciously did the overwhelming majority of today’s links.
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New Zealand SPCA teaches rescue dogs how to drive a Mini Autoblog (YY)
Arizona woman’s creative holiday sign gets humorous point across using far less juice Daily News. Click through for meta. It b-u-r-n-n-s!
‘Jedi’ religion most popular alternative faith Daily Telegraph
Head of new U.S.-backed Syrian coalition endorses al Qaida-linked rebel faction McClatchy. And why not?
EU seals deal on banks watchdog AFP
Cosmetic, Can-Kicking Banking Union Agreement in Play DARECONOMICS
Low expectations ahead of EU summit Deutche Welle
Deutsche Bank offices raided amid tax evasion inquiry Guardian. It can’t happen here.
Police raid Deutsche HQ in tax probe FT. “Carousel fraud.”
Deutsche Bank watchdog dismisses false accounting claims – sources Reuters
Thomson Reuters seeks to run new Libor FT
European Central Bank says it has ‘much to learn’ from Latam robust financial systems MercoPress (Aquifer)
Catalan parties agree referendum on independence within two years El Pais
Extended Interview: Critics slam continued secrecy of Trans-Pacific Partnership, talks underway in New Zealand Free Speech Radio News (stuartbramhall). Audio. 3:17: “[C]ountries shall [emphasis added] conform their domestic laws, regulations and administrative procedures to the attached agreeements.”
The Fed Turns Aggressively Dovish With ‘Evans Rule’ Businessweek
Fed’s bond buying will continue until jobless rates drops McClatchy
“Right to Work” Isn’t a Civil Right. But Unionizing Should Be The New Republic
New MSM Trillion Dollar Coin Wave Misses the Big Story: Hayes and Carney New Economic Perspectives (also).
Is the new boom in domestic natural gas production an economic bonanza or environmental disaster? Phys.org. Good discussion.
Work on Keystone XL Halts in Texas over “Wrong Type of Oil” Claim OilPrice
New Report Could Effect Huge Change in the Pipeline Industry OilPrice
Enbridge Pipeline Faces Scallop-Farmers Fight Bloomberg
There is so much data stored in the world that we may run out of ways to quantify it Daily Mail
Data scientists take byte out of Mad Men FT
Nuchem Rosenberg, Rabbi Who Exposes Child Sex Abuse In Orthodox Community, Attacked With Chemical Huffington Post. Note police comment at end. Domestic fights are of interest, but apparently inter-sect ones don’t count.
Scotland Yard investigating allegations senior politicians abused children in the 1980s and used ‘connections’ to escape justice Independent
The Fungus in Your Cheese Is Having Weird Sex Smithsonian
Stone Age people were making cheese over 7,000 years ago Independent
Book review: Antifragile Nick Dunbar (RS). Deft work with that stiletto, Mr. Dunbar.
Bad faith and Zero Dark Thirty L’Hôte (BLCKDGRD)
Hatership VS Black Leadership in the Age of Obama Black Agenda Report
The Silent Treatment: A Day in the Life of a Student in ‘No Excuses’ Land EduShyster. Compliance training.
Antidote du jour (YesMaybe):