Here’s Where You Can Legally Own a Wolf Slate. Ferrets are banned in New York City along with pretty much everything else (but I do know someone who has pythons in his office, and I don’t mean the kind in suits).
IMF sees epic change in world economy Financial Times
How a Banking Scandal Is Bolstering Britain’s Economy WSJ MoneyBeat. Richard Smith: “Oh, the irony.”
Young Scots trapped in low paying jobs with poor prospects Real News (Carol B)
Syria: New Constellations Emerge Moon of Alabama
Chief of Iran’s cyber warfare program found shot dead near Tehran Digital Journal (Deontos)
Banks stock up cash on default fears Financial Times
The Shutdown Game Glen Ford (Carol B)
Obama cancels Asia trip because of shutdown Associated Press
Now the Government Shutdown Is Stopping Blood Drives Mother Jones
Report on Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship US Treasury. Notice despite the effort to make this seem scary and terrible, all they can point to from 2011 is some adverse impact in the financial markets. No evidence of real economy damage.
How the Shutdown Is Devastating Biomedical Scientists and Killing Their Research Wired. However, read comments. This sort of thing looks to be happening solely to projects at NIH facilities.
10 things Obamacare won’t tell you MarketWatch
That Thing About Congress Being ‘Exempted’ from Obamacare? Huge Whopper Lie. Daily Banter
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
U.S. Capitol Police Lock Down Building, Shots Fired Outside Bloomberg. The reports I got from my sources on the Hill was the shots were all fired by the police, who said this was a car chase and the police response was “paramilitary” and seemed excessive based on the way the police were dealing with people who weren’t even in eyeshot of the action.
Police suspect dental hygienist Miriam Carey was behind the wheel of Capitol chase Washington Post. This is all pretty weird and sad. All I can guess is she hit the barrier by mistake (some folks at the Post site say this is not hard to do) and panicked (Did she have something in the car she didn’t want found?)
Petition: Drop the Charges Against CUNY Protesters FDL Action (furzy mouse). Please sign!
Gensler’s last stand on derivatives Financial Times
REMIC Tax Enforcement as Financial-Market Regulator – Reiss & Borden StopForeclosureFraud (Deontos)
Don’t ignore rate rise risk to banks Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Antidote du jour (Amolife):