Watch this for a few minutes and you’ll want to unplug from everything: worldometers.
Into the breach… so, we’re sending more troops to Afghanistan in order to leave earlier? That sounds like Department of Defense logic. Afghanistan: The quagmire deepens, harpers.org.
How Robber Barons hijacked the “Victorian Internet”, arstechnica.com. Tim Geithner’s threat: We can’t survive without the Super-Rich!, theawl.com. Are the Super-Rich worried about what the proles think? Apparently so – Arming Goldman With Pistols Against Public, bloomberg.com (Matt Taibbi had fun with this one).
WikiLeaks to be investigated by Congress? Sure, that will help things. How about Congress looking into this instead: Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times, arstechnica.com.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s gonna bring some heat to the International Bowl Expo 2010, where you can look forward to her unique verbal stylings (tip-o’-the-hat to D’Alessandrius the Wise).
Not what I expected: Peter Mandelson spars with Rupert Murdoch.
Amazingly, despite Congressional suggestions to the contrary, most Americans want a public health option. Who knew?
Lastly, “my team”, the New Jersey Nets have set a new record. Hooray.