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Boozy feral pig who found fame after getting drunk on stolen beer and starting a fight with an innocent cow dies in car accident Independent.ie (Richard Smith). Even though Daily Mail tries to own this beat, this is a serious contender for best headline evah.
Cat cuteness overload coming to a Facebook page near you soon. China’s absurdly fluffy Snoopybabe takes web by storm Daily Mail. Maru has nothing to worry about.
Too much sex kills male marsupials BBC. Lambert now looks to have joined Richard Smith in having an appetite for anti-antidotes.
How Global Economies will Change Once Robots Replace Soldiers OilPrice. A little “gee whiz” for my taste, but you can bet the US Army is hopeful about this technology.
Aussies: The world’s richest MacroBusiness
U.S. plans to curb military aid to Egypt Washington Post
Obama Signals Openness to Short-Term Debt Limit Increase Bloomberg. As we said yesterday, this “concession” is not about cutting a deal with the Republicans per se but keeping pressure on to get a Grand Bargain done.
Morgan Stanley raises threat level on US shutdown MacroBusiness
Investors hasten exit from US Treasury bills amid default fears Financial Times
This Government Showdown Will Defeat the GOP in 2014 Bruce Bartlett, Fiscal Times
Burning Down the House Counterpunch (Carol B)
A GOP plan B: a deal to get a win-win from shutdown and debt ceiling crises Grover Norquist, Guardian. Gee, when do we see Grover on MSNBC and Jon Stewart? Hint: he’s not making the round of the leftie venues to talk to Republicans….
The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government Chris Hedges, Truthdig (Chuck L)
Early warnings failed to prepare Obamacare site Washington Post
Yellen to Be Named Fed Chairman, First Female Chief Bloomberg. In case you missed that it’s now official.
Karger Demands Feds Investigate Brian Brown’s Secret Trip To Russia As Possibly Criminal New Civil Rights Movement (Chuck L). This is surreal.
Soaring US drone market under fire Financial Times
Report Says a Shortage of Nuclear Ingredient Looms New York Times
US adults score below average on worldwide test Associated Press
Not far from Lake Michigan, city yearns for water Associated Press (Lambert)
Young Autoworkers Ask Older Workers, “What Happened” Real News Network (anon y’mouse)
US regulators look at ‘time out’ for repo Financial Times
No Matter What Happens, Unions Get Blamed Counterpunch (Carol B)
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):