Lambert here: We’re one post light because Yves is going to deal with the matter of Jamie Dimon on Democracy Now and then on Harry Shearer. So here are some extra links to tide you over until the missing post arrives later today.
Mouse eats scorpions and howls at the moon New Scientist. Yes, blogging is hard work.
Wave of attacks kills scores in Iraq Al Jazeera
CBA spy subject’s legal threat Sidney Morning Herald
Optimism about an end to the euro crisis is wrong Wolfgang Münchau, FT
London property only affordable to extraterrestrials The Daily Mash
Barack Obama mounts big push to bolster FDI in US FT. Foreign Direct Investment.
HealthCare.gov ‘down’ amid homepage changes The Hill. They got rid of the stock photo!
Data center glitch is latest problem in ‘Obamacare’ rollout Reuters. Verizon data center #FAIL halts enrollment in all 50 states.
The outsourcing customer is always wrong FacingSouth
Federal Health Site Stymied By Lack of Direction Online WSJ. “When CMS presented HealthCare.gov to White House officials over the summer, they displayed a demonstration version of the website composed of screen-shots of the real exchange and overlaid with interactive features.” And the White House, famous for its tech savvy, didn’t know they were looking at vaporware?
As Healthcare.gov Falters, Silicon Valley Cringes New York. Pish. They’re not cringing, they’re looking for a piece of the action.
Dead Man Walking NEJM. This is why defunding ObamaCare is wrong. It’s also why ObamaCare’s lack of universality is wrong.
Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service Krebs on Security (CL). Key ObamaCare vendor.
White House glitches go beyond Obamacare FT “Obama’s White House is dominated by a coterie of insiders who have learnt that their boss does not like to hear bad news.” Quack, quack.
Storefront Supernatural The New Inquiry. Botanicas.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Who is Jeh Johnson, and Why Should Black People Be Hanging Our Heads in Shame? Black Agenda Report
Get Angela’s Number: The Indiscreet Charm of the N.S.A. The New Yorker
NSA denies discussing Merkel phone surveillance with Obama Guardian. “‘He denies it,” the King said. ‘Leave out that part.'”
As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
The Dog Ate Charles McCullough’s Homework emptywheel. Marathon bombing oddities.
The end of the New World Order Guardian (Okie Farmer). Oh?
Holy Logic: Computer Scientists ‘Prove’ God Exists Der Spiegel (RS)
Could New York City Subways Survive Another Hurricane? Times. Wonderful story. “[Y]ou see what it will take to keep the system going: technological improvements, yes, but also the oldest technology of all — the knowledge of the people who run the subway, many of whom have been there for their entire working lives.” And remarkably, there are two words that don’t appear in its seven pages: “Union,” and “public.” Go figure.
Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71 Rolling Stone. “Three chords and you’re into jazz.”
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