Submitted by vastleft on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 7:08pm
Oh, I wouldn't say I've been missing it, and maybe Comcast has recently deployed a better filter, but in the last several days, I've started receiving waaay less spam.
Anyone else experiencing this? If this continues, I may have to update my epitaph, which was going to be "He Deleted Spam."
Were spammers hurt in the financial meltdown? If this is true, do we really want a financial recovery? And now that the market's back up, will strangers once again make it their business to advise me about zucchini enhancement? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 6:42pm
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 5:27pm
[UPDATE Via Bloomberg, Obama also supports a foreclosure moratorium. Regardless, and here I will comment, the difference in scale and speed between when banks are suffering and when ordinary people are suffering is quite striking. Can we get some kind of consistent and coherent plan for the rest of us together, please, instead of improvised patches and kludges? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Caro on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 4:21pm
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 3:31pm
WaPo's chinless wonder Fred Hiatt writes a post mortem for the McCain campaign.
Meanwhile, progressives discuss whether to wait until after the 2010 mid-terms to hold Obama's feet to the fire, or until after Obama runs for his second term, in 2012.
Hey, just kidding! Needless to say. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 1:09pm
Ouch! More from Stirling Newberry, who actually knows all this finance stuff.
Oh, the Cassandras, the Cassandras... Read below the fold...
Submitted by herb the verb on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 12:28pm
Please read Paul Jorian's blogpost regarding the implosion of the credit markets, the reasons, the influence of "The Chicago School" of economists whose assumptions continue to help us not understand how economies work, and "What it All Means".
Don't feel bad to reread each sentence, mouth-moving to form the words, just as I must do. Just read it. (plus it's fucking footnoted. My god, who footnotes a blog!!!????)
Here are some teasers:
The opener: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 12:28pm
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Submitted by inna on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 2:45am
holy shit. i almost got ill when i saw this.
i believe this belongs in the "Read it and Weep" department.
(i presume everyone here is aware of the fact that since October 1, we have an active military unit stationed here in the US for domestic operations, under the control of NorthCom.) Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 10/13/2008 - 12:04am
Invictus has the details, but the "Camp Delta" torture policy from Guantanamo Bay has been posted online now. It's breathtakingly unadorned, and if a USAF commanding officer is willing to put a signature on this ... silk-wrapped excrement ... then impeachment is far too mild a fate for Bush, Cheney and their cohort of criminals, for not only have they destroyed our armed forces with their calumny, they have dishonored our officers and enlisted corps with their viciousness. Read below the fold...