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Honey Laundering Open (Richard Smith)
BIRDS USE BUTTS IN NESTS TO DETER PARASITES Discover (Aquifer)
Rosamond Gifford Zoo staff rushed to mother delivering baby on path Syracuse.com (bob)
Scientists Warn of Sperm Count Crisis Alternet (Aquifer)
UT-Austin Administration Distances Itself from “Frackademia” Study Steve Horn (Carol B)
Julian Assange: the fugitive Guardian
When painful faux-hip-hop slang meets the FT style guide Climateer Investing (Scott)
ECB mulls negative rates as Europe’s economic crisis deepens Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. You know it’s bad when Berlusconi sounds more sensible than anyone in office.
In WikiLeaks Case, Defense Puts the Jailers on Trial New York Times. Wow, that headline is disgraceful. The treatment of Manning was appalling, but “defense” depersonalizes him and makes bringing up the issue seem like a lawyer’s ruse, and “jailers” emphasizes that he’s incarcerated.
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: SCOTUS Takes on Same-Sex Marriage American Prospect
The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom ACLU (furzy mouse)
Bernanke Cliff Analogy Overstates Immediate Economic Harm Bloomberg. This is progress in terms of getting a more accurate message out, but the headline for the same article on the first page of the Bloomberg website was pointedly neutral: What’s the Real Economic Impact of the Fiscal Cliff?
If We Did Not Share in the Prosperity, Why Should We Have to Share in the Sacrifice? Huffington Post (furzy mouse)
Dear Rep. Cleaver, Medicare is already means tested Daily Kos (Carol B)
Fiscal Cliff + OMB or Fool Me Once/Twice Patrick Durusau (Lambert). This is a MUST READ. Then go and raise holy hell with your elected officials. More evidence of books-cooking or incompetence, take your pick.
HFT Study Pulls Back the Veil and the Bride is Ugly Global Economic Intersection (LeonovaBalletRusse)
Has MBS become a crowded trade? Sober Look
Dear readers: a meetup was scheduled in NYC for next Friday without consulting with me. Last year, I had suggested January as a better time. I’ve tried to make this work but can’t do the 14th. I could do Jan 4 or Jan 11. You can obviously have a holiday party on your own, you’ll certainly have fun meeting each other.
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse). My mood these days: