India’s poster boy for vegetarianism – he’s just fathered a child at 96 Independent. He also sleeps ~ 10 hours a day.
Top US Healthcare Giant: GMOs Are Devastating Health Natural Society
Armageddon 2.0 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Cambridge University team to assess the risk posed to humanity by artificial intelligence Gizmodo. The anti-Skynet team?
Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits Wall Street Journal. It is outrageous that patients are routinely denied access to the data.
Argentina debt repayment order frozen Financial Times
Updated: The procedure of litigating pari passu? Credit Slips
Indebted Dragon: The Ponzi Scheme Driving China’s Construction Economy Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
US bans BP from pitching for new government work Independent
Germans lament “never-ending story” of Greek aid Reuters. Swedish Lex: “Has the public flogging of Merkel finally begun? Incredible that it took so long to see that the Kaiserin was naked.”
Germany displaces China as US Treasury’s currency villain Telegraph (Swedish Lex)
U.S. Weighs Bolder Effort to Intervene in Syria’s Conflict New York Times
Libya in need of 900,000 new homes, says ministry Saudi Gazette (1 SK)
Health Care Entitlements New York Times. Wish this editorial hadn’t used the word “entitlements” in the headline, but otherwise, this refuses to buy the Obama/Peterson party line.
Geithner deployed for fiscal cliff talks Financial Times. Given how openly contemptuous Geithner has been in Congressional appearances, we can hope that this might backfire, or at least not advance the ball.
Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Raising the Medicare Retirement Age Jon Walker, Firedoglake
“Fiscal Cliff” Casts Shadow of Secrecy Sunlight Foundation
As Great Lakes levels plummet, Michigan town tries to save its harbor Associated Press (Aquifer)
New Financial Overseer Looks for Advice in All the Wrong Places ProPublica. Better headline: Office of Financial Research – Captured from Birth
Suze Orman Thinks You Should Consider An Acura Helaine Olen, Forbes
New home sales fall 0.3% in October Housing Wire
Death of a Prediction Market Rajiv Sethi
B of A CEO Apparently Can’t Remember Anything Matt Taibbi (Richard Smith)
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