The Case Against Cursive Bloomberg. I thank God I went to college and graduate school in the pre-PC era. I am a very slow and inaccurate typist. There is no way I would have done as well in school as I did if I as a 30 WPM (at best!) touch typist had to compete at exam time with students who typed at 2-4x my speed.
Report links antibiotics at farms to human deaths SFGate (martha r)
More media consumers are cutting the cable cord McClatchy. Trust me, when you seem more consumers ditching cable, you’ll see the pipeline providers start charging based on how much you download a month.
National Farmers and Social Strike gets seeds control law 970 suspended Real News Network (furzy mouse). On Columbia.
My grovelling apology to Herr Schäuble Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Obama Bypasses Terrorism Rule to Give Weapons to Syrian Rebels DS Wright, Firedoglake
Syria: Who Really Wants Assad To Go? Moon of Alabama
Murky Clues from UN’s Syria Report Consortium News
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
After Navy Yard shooting, RIP for gun control Dana Milbank, Washington Post. Um, this assumed Obama had his heart in gun control. He never did. You can tell from his not coming up with an Orwellian rebranding.
Larry Summers Got a Bad Rap on Stimulus: Obama is the Problem Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Shutdown moves closer to reality Washington Post
Obamacare will question your sex life New York Post (martha r). Lambert notes: Doctors As Sex Police: Baseless Obamacare Lie Jumps To Fox News Media Matters, but then adds:
Their argument is that questions like McCaughey cites in her Post article are part of routine medical practice according to the CDC. However, as soon as one thinks of non-consensual entanglements with third party via the vector of Electronic Health Records, which Obama is a big fan of, we see that McCaughey’s FEAR is right, just not the exact way that her fears will come true.
‘Sheriff of Wall Street’ who eats raw meat for breakfast goes after Russian mafia buying up luxury Manhattan real estate Financial Post. Risking getting killed over $24 million of money laundering? Would sort of serve him right for not going after big banks instead.
How would the Fed taper? Financial Times
Fed unemployment mystery holds key to global markets Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Occupy Wall Street ‘fizzled out’ because ‘too many Indians, not enough chiefs’ Raw Story. Psychohistorian sent this as a propaganda watch item. “Fizzled out”? What about a 17 city coordinated paramilitary crackdown don’t you understand?
US super-rich hit new wealth record Guardian
Closer Scrutiny of Participation Rates by Sex and Age Michael Shedlock
The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989 Washington Post
Mortgage Lending Faces Big Risks From 2nd Liens, Delinquencies, and Higher Rates Mortgage News Daily
A fixation on liquidity is not healthy for financial markets John Kay, Financial Times
Antidote du jour. Looks like a friend of our tennis-ball eating dog from yesterday: