Dead herring mystery for Norway as thousands wash up on beach Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). Ugh.
Disturbing video that shows U.S. soldiers ‘blowing up a dog in Iraq for fun’ (hat tip reader May S)
For Better Grades, Try Bach in the Background Truthout (hat tip reader Aquifer). OMG, first Baby Mozart, now this…
No Virginia, Tin-Foil Hats Do Not Help…. Cassandra
Ohio Fracking Wells Closed After Earthquakes CNN (hat tip reader Aquifer)
The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See Slate (hat tip reader Carol B)
Homeowner’s parking spot is valued at $300,000 (that’s $70,000 LESS than his luxury condo) Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
The private education dilemma MacroBusiness. This is a really well done short piece. Australians are almost natively critical thinkers. They question things American take for granted. Must come from having their seasons backwards :-)
A fitting end to a disastrous year in Indian politics Riding the Elephant (hat tip reader May S)
2012 could be the year Germany lets the euro die Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Merkozy’s Dinner for One Ed Harrison
As Tensions Rise, Iraqi Sunnis Flee Mixed Neighborhoods AntiWar (hat tip reader May S)
End of the pro-democracy pretense Glenn Greenwald
COPS BEAT BLACK 15 YR OLD AFTER HE SURRENDERS — PREVIOUSLY BANNED ON YOUTUBE YouTube (hat tip reader Francois T)
The Rules on News Coverage Are Clear, but the Police Keep Pushing New York Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
The Rise of the Tea Party Counterpunch (hat tip reader May S)
Funding gap doubles for US corporate pensions Financial Times
For 2012, Signs Point to Tepid Consumer Spending New York Times
Bridgewater Stays Gloomy for 2012 Wall Street Journal
Global financial fiasco: End of the age of US economic dominance Express Tribune (hat tip reader May S)
The year’s top story is not getting coverage Danny Schechter, Aljazeera
And an important query to those of you in Maryland (please circulate to the like minded in that state as well):
Some close friends and I are on a campaign to get Attorney General Gansler (State of Maryland) to join with Beau Biden and the other courageous AGs who have taken a stand against settlement and immunity for Wall Street.
Jamie Hopkins with Baltimore Sun has written several articles in the last 3 years regarding the foreclosure mess here in MD (not nearly enough of course). Jamie has been, so far, the only reporter to respond to our queries to various area newspapers asking why aren’t they asking the tough questions to our AG’s office about why he hasn’t stood with the consumers of his State and said “no immunity for Wall Street.”
Jamie is motivated to write an article about our campaign and has asked for names and contact info of those who have written letters and/or contacted the Maryland AG’s office as she would like to interview them.
Here’s where I need your help. Would you be willing to ask if there are Maryland NC readers who have contacted the MD AG’s office, to please contact me at Bertram25George (at) gmail.com. FYI I go by the screen name G Man on your site.
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