Man’s home a 14-foot canoe in Boston Harbor Associated Press. If you have ever been in Boston in the winter, you know this is NOT romantic.
Peter Mantius: Doctors’ fracking concerns being ignored Corning Leader (Aquifer)
Smartphones to light up Sydney’s New Year show PhysOrg. I was in Sydney one New Year. I recommend it highly.
Swimming robot reaches Australia BBC (John L)
How to get targeted ads on your TV? Try a camera in your set-top box ars technica (Carol B). Another reason not to watch TV.
European data still poor MacroBusiness
Does the UK’s AAA rating matter? Robert Peston, BBC
German man locked up over HVB bank allegations may have been telling truth Guardian (Deontos). Holey moley.
Paulson’s bet on eurozone backfires Financial Times
More Than the Navy’s Numbers Could Be Sinking Time (Chuck L)
Liz Fowler Is the Embodiment of Washington’s Revolving Door Problem Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B) and Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job Glenn Greenwald (May S)
Briefing for Congress on the Fiscal Cliff: Lessons from the 1930s Steve Keen (Chuck L)
TOP CONSERVATIVE BLOG: Fire John Boehner Clusterstock. Guess that’s not getting traction: Boehner Gains Strong Backing From House Republicans New York Times
How could Washington avoid a debt ceiling default? Mint a few trillion dollar platinum coins. Seriously James Pethokoukis, AEI (letsgetitdone). ZOMG, AEI treats the platinum coin as an option???
Senate rejects United Nations treaty for disabled rights in a 61-38 vote The Hill (Aquifer)
Rolling Jubilee and the Pesky Tax Problem masaccio, Firedoglake
Volunteer Program Coordinator Maine Attorneys Saving Homes Purpose Prize Winner 2012 Encore. OK, for once we have a case where a guy who does good gets rewarded. Tom Cox, who blew the robosigning scandal wide open, gets a $100,000 award. Congrats!
Also a reader bleg: does anyone know how to reach a live person at Synthesis? The new webhost I thought I’d be using disqualified themselves on the eve of a site transfer (I suppose better before than after, but it sends me back to square zero). Their reviews look great, and they are bizarrely cheap for what they say they offer, but I’m not signing up with no direct referrals and no answers over the phone beforehand. There seems to be no way for prospects to contact them by phone, and it’s over a week and they haven’t responded to an e-mail query, so maybe I should just take the hint that they don’t want my business. Anyone who has insight, please e-mail me at yves_at_nakecapitalism.com
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