HuffingtonPost had a link to an interesting story which should come as no real surprise. Japanese researchers have published a study quantifying levels of BPA (Bis-phenol A) in the atmosphere. Like so many pollutants it is everywhere. All we can do is limit our exposure as much as possible.
And then there are stories like this one which surprises me only in that our national news media actually carried a bare mention of it. What pisses me off is that the absurdity that is Dancing With the Stars 'merited' twice as much time on the national news and about 10 minutes of the hour and a half of local news. Like BPA this pollution is ubiquitous. Nice thing about getting most of my news from news sites on the web is that I can skip such inanity and go to what is real news.
Here is a story from Crooks & Liars I fervently hope will take off. I didn't know that a civil RICO case could be filed but an attorney for homeowners in Kentucky has filed just such a class action lawsuit against Citibank and Ally. Naked Capitalism has another slant on this issue. I find the section about the Ohio Secretary of State's comments concerning a new Federal law that passed with amazing speed both houses and is awaiting President Obama's signature. Although that is troubling, the problems with the mortgage fiasco go well beyond notarization problems. They include fraudulent affidavits, back dating legal papers (a big no-no), and a host of other problems. But the assessment that the banks are trying to pull their asses out of the fire of their own making hits the bull's eye.