Elephant’s sixth ‘toe’ discovered BBC (hat tip reader John M)
Pope berates Christmas ‘glitter’ BBC. Um, the Vatican is awfully glitzy and this Pope is a bit of a clotheshorse.
More than spirits are being lifted Associated Press. As Buzz Potamkin notes: “Of course, none of the banksters are included, as the total listed is chump-change in their bonus pool.”
Russia building 10-petaflop supercomputer ComputerWorld
The FDA Is Totally Cool With Us Eating Seafood 10,000 Times Over The Contamination Limit Clusterstock (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Caseby’s squalid note to The Guardian editor shows News International’s true face Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Vast Rally in Moscow Is a Challenge to Putin’s Power New York Times
The Christmas Drone Truce – CIA Stops Airstrikes in Pakistan Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
In Government We Don’t Trust Governing (hat tip reader May S)
ID errors put hundreds in L.A. jails Los Angeles Times
How Germany Builds Twice as Many Cars as the U.S. While Paying Its Workers Twice as Much Forbes (hat tip reader May S). See the underlying report here.
The Haves’ Children Are Healthier Than the Have-Nots’ New York Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Occupy is Coming to Town YouTube (hat tip reader Paul Tioxon)
Occupy Christmas: Movement Expands Religious Appeal National Memo
A Victorian Christmas Maureen Dowd, New York Times
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