A Wondrous GIF Shows the Most Popular Baby Names for Girls Since 1960 Atlantic (Lambert)
Thermal Wristband Keeps Your Body At The Perfect Temperature Popular Science (Robert M)
Electrical Grid Is Called Vulnerable to Power Shutdown New York Times
Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat USA Today (furzy mouse)
‘Our’ weaponized Wahhabi bastards Asia Times
US drone strikes may violate international law Guardian. Ya think?
Anatomy of a shutdown Politico
A debt ceiling hiccup on the way to a 21st-century American world order Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Top C.I.A. Lawyer Sides with Senate Torture Report New Yorker (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Facebook ‘stalker’ tool uses Graph Search for powerful data mining – security, HITB, Facebook Computerworld (Chuck L)
US Isn’t Collecting Only Electronic Data On You — Huge Biometric Database Under Construction, Too Jim White, emptywheel. Notice he considers only incompetent false positives, as opposed to malicious….
Assessing the Exchanges National Review (Chuck L)
The Truth About the Obamacare Rollout New Republic
States Are Focus of Effort to Foil Health Care Law New York Times
Analysis: State Examines Media Coverage Of Health Exchange VPR (Vermont). Martha r: “You have to listen to the story, there’s no transcript. it tells of fed gov’t $$ pouring into vermont in an attempt to control the media coverage of the ACA rollout–at taxpayers’ expense–reported by Bob Kinzel, who is showing some heartening integrity here and has been reporting on the problems with the exchange. The amount of $$ cited may seem small but in this tiny state people do question how many impoverished people that much $$ could feed and house.”
US Judge Allows Big Oil to Corrupt Foreign Leaders Bud Meyers (Lysa)
BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side Chicago Tribune (Joe C)
Wayne County school angers parents with impromptu gun lesson WTVD (Goldsboro, North Carolina)
The abortion that could cost a mom her family Salon (Chuck L)
Wall Street Journal Reporters Sabotaged By Bosses On News Corp Phone Hacking Story Firedoglake (Chuck L)
Tentative Agreement, One Part of Broader Talks, Would Settle FHFA’s Claims Over Mortgage Bonds Wall Street Journal (Deontos)
History’s Greatest Monsters Ta-Nehisi Coates, Atlantic
“Fix the Debt’s” “Fix the Debt Q&A” needs to be fixed Storify (diptherio). OMG, this is the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time!
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):
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