Dear patient readers,
I feel as if I am apologizing when I had resolved to do that less often. Grr. My life is being eaten this week by needing to deal with year end tax stuff, getting a proposal done (for something related to NC areas of interest), and a teeny bit of holiday shopping and socializing.
Toronto’s Gay Penguins Were Just in a Bromance Atlantic Wire (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Are Privatized Water Utilities in Cahoots With Shale Gas Companies? Food & Water Watch (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Police test for riot laser that can temporarily blind BBC (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
The Facebook Resisters New York Times (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
The 40 Best Protest Signs Of 2011 BuzzFeed (hat tip Ricard Kline)
‘Haircut’ dispute risks delaying Greek rescue Financial Times. Quelle surprise!
Forget David Cameron’s veto, another eurozone crisis is only weeks away Telegraph (hat tip reader Scott)
EU treaty hopes come under strain Financial Times
James Murdoch: I didn’t read crucial phone-hacking email Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin).
How Fox News is helping Barack Obama’s re-election bid Guardian. Cynics wonder whether this is due to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution risk.
Gingrich ahead in US poll, but slipping in Iowa AFP (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Tens of thousands march for defense of voter rights Real News Network (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Conflicted robosigner’ equals no foreclosure: NY state judge Reuters (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). Judge Schack strikes again!
Introducing Credit Writedowns Pro Ed Harrison
G.O.P. Bill Would Benefit Doctor-Owned Hospitals New York Times (hat tip reader Aquifer)
New Questions about Banks’ Force-Placed Insurance Deals American Banker
Foreclosure Statistics for New Mexico: These Just Out Credit Slips. Oh, lotsa foreclosures in Santa Fe. It might be remotely affordable these days. I sometime think it might be fun to live there, but (ex New York and Sydney) a university town probably makes more sense.
CME chief alleges Corzine aware of transfers Financial Times
Antidote du jour (hat tip furzy mouse, via MSNBC). This pig is enough of an attraction it might escape becoming bacon.