If you are in the Northeast, I hope you can stay inside!!! NYC isn’t getting the brunt of the storm or the frigid temperatures, yet I can still feel the cold leaking into my apartment even with a space heater on thanks to the high winds. It’s 11 below zero where Lambert lives!
Viewpoint: Human evolution, from tree to braid BBC (Lambert)
General Mills Starts Making Some Cheerios Without GMOs Wall Street Journal
36 Signs The Media Is Lying To You About How Radiation From Fukushima Is Affecting The West Coast investmentwatch (Deontos)
Capital siege set for Jan 13 ThaiVisa
How bad is Thaksinomics? New Mandala
Five years after ‘reset,’ U.S., Russia face critical tests Washington Post
Homes evacuated as storm surge hits Britain with 30ft waves expected Telegraph. The US is not the only place getting more frequent and severe storms…hope no NC readers are directly affected.
IMF paper warns of ‘savings tax’ and mass write-offs as West’s debt hits 200-year high Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
The War Nerd: Mo cattle and oil, mo problems in South Sudan Pando (Sikwaya)
International Investors Flock to Tehran Der Spiegel (1SK)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Code-cracking NSA quantum computer is goal Washington Post
Anyone want to help with Jacob Appelbaum 30c3 transcript? Updated: draft 2.2 – QUESTIONS Corrente. Another way to get the talk in front of people.
2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden Associated Press
Backdoor in wireless DSL routers lets attacker reset router, get admin ars technica (Chuck L)
Facebook faces suit over data allegations Financial Times
Expanded Medicaid in Oregon Brought More, Not Fewer, E.R. Visits for Non-Emergencies Scientific American (Robert M)
Four ways to tell if Obamacare is working Washington Post
Health Overhaul: Updating Coverage Not Easy Associated Press
On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves Matt Taibbi, Sikwaya
The recession may be over, but its jobs shortfall is still with us Daily Kos. Carol B: “Ha ha ha. The cancer is gone, but the tumor remains.”
Pennsylvania’s Corbett will drop lottery privatization plan Washington Post
Why Aren’t Big Bankers in Jail? FAIR (Sikwaya)
Valdosta banker accused of faking suicide to avoid fraud charges caught in Glynn County, officials say Jacksonville. Wow, a banker will be prosecuted! Of course, he’s just a microbanker.
Why I’m not always being respectful Lars P. Syll
Ezra Klein Is Said to Plan to Leave Washington Post New York Times
Manhattan apartment sales hit high Financial Times
A Decade of Flat Wages Economic Policy Institute (Carol B)
10 Worst States for College Graduates in Student Debt Wall Street Cheat Sheet (Carol B)
Let’s treat the jobless like animals Financial Times
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