Open mind thread

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Which each passing day, we learn how much worse Obamaware is than advertised. In Thursday's Wall Street Journal.

Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is straining their ability to handle even the trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a sign that technological problems extend further than the website traffic and software issues already identified.

To default or not, that is the open thread question - UPDATE x2!

What are people's guesses on whether the US raises the debt ceiling in 3 days? My guess is Boehner digs in and doesn't pass whatever the Senate comes up with. I'd be curious to read anyone else's predictions. This is also an open thread.

 

UPDATE II: The NAYs have it -- M Aurelius, heet, and Bird Dog are theforvm's preeminent prognosticators! 

Jordan, catchy, nilsey and brendanm98 can't read the country's political dynamics to save their lives! Don't listen to them!

 

So

How the media is complicit in making up existentialist threats Open Thread.

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So I was reading this JPost article, and the comments therein and wondering at the making and faking of facts to advance an agenda.  A Grade 2 Trevino-in-Malyasia article (these excellence grades go from 5 - paid article indistinguishable from ordinary journalism to 1 - paid article completely obvious in its backscratching, as assessed by a non-English speaking reader).  Prime example - this nonsensical statement

Qatar and the World Cup 2022.

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As documented in al-Jazeera.

Qatar is the home of the Al Jazeera satellite television network and is the world's richest country on a per capita basis.

It also has the highest ratio of migrants to citizens in the world.

Snowden Keeps on Giving Open Thread

So while Traveller wondered if Snowden would just ride off into the Russian sunset, Greenwald continues to methodically digest and release information. I had guessed that we have not heard the last of Snowden's information trove, and so it is. This week the following were confirmed:

A not-Syria Labor Day Open Thread

So while we wait for Congress to get back into town and decide things on Syria, there's still other stuff happening in this great, big, beautiful world of ours.

 

In Japan, the rubber-suited monsters that brought international fame and recognition to its film industry are gradually fading into oblivion.

A not-Syria Labor Day Open Thread

So while we wait for Congress to get back into town and decide things on Syria, there's still other stuff happening in this great, big, beautiful world of ours.

 

In Japan, the rubber-suited monsters that brought international fame and recognition to its film industry are gradually fading into oblivion.

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