1. (via The Sluggish Economy Slams Recent College Grads - Hit & Run : Reason.com)

Welcome to The New Normal Of The Permanent Crisis, Yo. Next 20 years will be nothing like the last 20 years.

    (via The Sluggish Economy Slams Recent College Grads - Hit & Run : Reason.com)

    Welcome to The New Normal Of The Permanent Crisis, Yo. Next 20 years will be nothing like the last 20 years.

  2. (via Obama To Send 3,000 Ebola-Fighting Boots-On-The-Ground To Africa; CDC Warns America “Now Is The Time To Prepare” | Zero Hedge)

    (via Obama To Send 3,000 Ebola-Fighting Boots-On-The-Ground To Africa; CDC Warns America “Now Is The Time To Prepare” | Zero Hedge)

  3. Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, said today that he was selling that powerhouse property, and the studio he co-founded, because the game had made him into “a symbol,” something he never wanted to be. He came to that realization after watching this video about the indie games developer Phil Fish.

    — Here’s the video that made Notch question his connection to Minecraft’s fans | Polygon

  4. Mr. Obama is rightly proud of his success in killing Osama bin Laden in 2011 and dismantling the Qaeda network he built up. But it’s preposterous to suggest that a congressional vote 13 years ago can be used to legalize new bombings in Syria and additional (noncombat) forces in Iraq. In justifying earlier bombing campaigns in Yemen and Somalia, the administration’s lawyers claimed that the 2001 authorization covered terrorist groups that did not even exist back then. They said it sufficed to show that these groups were “affiliated” with Al Qaeda.
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    Even this was a big stretch, and it is not big enough to encompass the war on ISIS. Not only was ISIS created long after 2001, but Al Qaeda publicly disavowed it earlier this year. It is Al Qaeda’s competitor, not its affiliate.
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    Mr. Obama may rightly be frustrated by gridlock in Washington, but his assault on the rule of law is a devastating setback for our constitutional order. His refusal even to ask the Justice Department to provide a formal legal pretext for the war on ISIS is astonishing.

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    Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution - NYTimes.com

    When did the coup occur precisely? I somehow missed it.