Bear obeys bartender’s command, leaves Juneau bar Associated Press
NRA lobbyist shoots elephant in the face and then celebrates with champagne Raw Story (furzy mouse)
US agents ‘lost 420m cigarettes’ BBC. “Lost”? Oh, come on.
Beijing’s moves spark new great game Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
Bill Clinton: Putin kept his word, he can be trusted Itar-Tass (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Can There Be a Non-US Internet? motherboard
Best, worst female spies in fiction according to Valerie Plame Washington Post
House Democrats want clean debt ceiling hike Politico. OMG, Pelosi is comparing getting this bill passed to getting TARP voted through, as if that was a good precedent. So if you had any doubts as to who owns the Democrat party, that ought to settle them.
House GOP offers plan to avert shutdown Washington Post
U.S. Running Out of Cash More Quickly Wall Street Journal. Oct. 17 is the big day, we are now told.
The Grand Bargain Circus Is Back In Town! joe shiskpack, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Investors Brush Aside Washington Brinkmanship WSJ Economics Blog. The number of stories on Ted Cruz is enough to make anyone tune out.
Untangling Obamacare: Shopping the insurance exchanges Columbia Journalism Review. CJR beginning to catch up with Lambert, but having said that, this is a good overview.
‘Armed Citizen Project’ giving homeowners shotguns near where Trayvon was killed Raw Story (furzy mouse). You cannot make this stuff up.
New York mayoral frontrunner takes on Wall Street Financial Times
States Sharpen Payday-Loan Scrutiny Wall Street Journal
The Fed is clear, the market is not MacroBusiness
Banks Seeking to Sell Rue21 Debt at a Discount Wall Street Journal. May just be an oddity, but really drecky LBOs are an end-of-cycle phenomenon.
Fund to Let Investors Bet on Price of Bitcoins New York Times. Any wagers on 1. How long it takes the officialdom to shut this down and 2. What its theory of action will be? Bitcoins = prosecution futures, unless you keep your activity to a very low level.
How Much Money Would It Take to Eliminate Poverty In America? American Prospect
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