Not what they seem...Imgur (Chuck L). Antidote variants.
Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table Independent (Chuck L)
The diode at the end of the tunnel Financial Times (David L)
Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor Slashdot. Bob: “You’re only anon on tor, in theory, until you PUT YOUR FUCKING NAME ON THE POSTCARD.”
FCC reportedly close to reclassifying ISPs as common carriers ars technica (Chuck L). If this indeed takes place, it means grass roots activism worked. And those of you who wrote in to the FCC, thanks!
Ebola: CDC Updates Guidance on Protective Gear and Drinking Chlorine Roll Call (furzy mouse)
Japan risks Asian currency war with fresh QE blitz Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Nikkei Futures Up Limit, Yen Collapses, Dollar Up, Gold Down as BoJ Pledges “Unwavering Determination” to Get 2% Inflation Michael Shedlock. The big news overnight yesterday…but everyone seems to have forgotten the saying, “You can’t push on a string.”
Deflation Hit More Eurozone Products in October WSJ Real Time Economics
Testing the Eurozone’s Safety Net Project Syndicate
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5% Financial Times
Scrambling in the Darkness as Winter Nears New York Times. On eastern Ukraine.
ISIS: the Useful Enemy Counterpunch. Li: “Where is Evelyn Waugh when you need him?”
Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election Reuters. EM: “‘Any debate on the issue, which will force members to take a public stand, is politically risky.’ How frightfully insightful!”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The FBI Can Bypass Encryption Counterpunch
Police State Watch
Secret Manuals Show the Spyware Sold to Despots and Cops Worldwide Intercept (Chuck L)
Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Arrested While Trying to Attend David Petraeus Event in New York Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
17 things that are banned in central Brisbane during the G20 Summit ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Lambert: “In other words, all objects.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Obama’s tepid ratings show that voters do care about inequality Washington Post. But all Obama cares about are his post-presidential meal tickets.
Candidates Struggle To Get Out Message As Local Media Withers David Sirota, International Business Times
Mike Brown’s Mom Is Taking Her Son’s Case to the UN in Geneva VICE. Lambert: “NC readers knew this first :-).”
Unused Flu Vaccines Cost California Millions NBC Bay Area (EM)
Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions Reuters (EM). A threat to CalPERS averted.
At First Look Media, Personalities Prove Tough to Manage New York Times. Not much new here, but provides support to our reaction to the article published about l’affaire Taibbi, that it was “unusual” and that the salacious detail about the row with the female staffer was blown up out of proportion, as well as Lambert’s later point, that there’s a good reason for traditional newsroom divisions of responsibilities. However, I’m told the New York Magazine story on Omidyar due out Sunday is going to be more eye-popping than the Times suggests.
Payday Lending Reform Group Targets Member of Consumer Protection Advisory Board International Business Times
Senate Democrats call hearing on Fed’s Goldman Sachs tapes The Hill. Lambert: “A little late!”
Emerging Trouble in the Future? Economist. Note regulators have been hand-wringing about ETFs for a while. Li: “Middle class investors love ETFs, and hedgies spend their time arbitraging the prices of ETFs and their underlying/referenced assets. Looks like a, um, liquidity event waiting to happen.”
QE, Debt and the Myth of a Liberal Left Counterpunch
More Americans Are Preferring the Lease to the Mortgage Floyd Norris, New York Times
Here’s How We Are Driving the Poor Away From the Banking System Wall Street Cheat Sheet
Foreclosures Are Making Americans Sick American Banker
John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now Businessweek. If he hadn’t died young at Bretton Woods…