‘Alarmingly High Methane Emissions’ from Natural Gas Extraction Common Dreams (Aquifer)
Sydney to be spared worst of giant heat wave Sydney Morning Herald (Glenn Condell)
GM food: British public ‘should be persuaded of the benefits’ Guardian (John L)
Switzerland and Britain are now at currency war Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Rep. Grayson: Republicans using debt ceiling as ‘legislative terrorism” Raw Story. It is going to be fun having Grayson back.
U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013 Washington Post (TK421)
Geithner Said to Plan Departure Before Debt Ceiling Deal Bloomberg. I had predicted that the new Treasury secretary will have us waxing nostalgic for Foamy, as difficult as that may seem to believe. Remember, no matter how bad things are, they can and often do get worse. The timing of his departure is going to put his successor in the hot seat, guaranteeing that Geithner will look good by comparison (familiar evils look better than new ones).
The $60 Trillion Petition for Taking Austerity Off The Table Corrente. Sign the petition!
Time Warner Cable Dumps Current TV Faster Than You Can Say ‘Al-Jazeera America’ Common Dreams (Aquifer)
Madeleine Albright and Herbalife John Hempton (Maddie)
Making out with Bill, an office flirtation and singing ‘you’re so vain to the mirror’: New film to reveal softer side of Hillary Rodham Clinton in her 20s. Do not read if you have eaten recently.
Happy New Year? Not for Bonds Wall Street Journal
The Great Bank Escape Anat Admati, Project Syndicate
JPMorgan to BofA Get Delay on Rule Isolating Derivatives Bloomberg (Bob S)
Awakening Atlantic (Aquifer)
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