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healthcare.gov opens at midnight on the day of the government shutdown and lambert finds a bug

[And if you have your own experiences to share, and especially screen dumps, please add them in comments or contact me. Either Federal Exchanges, or state exchanges. I'm especially interested in Covered California! Thank you! --lambert]

Nice timing.

john.smith@gmail.com from Maine had a registration #FAIL at step 3. Here's the screen dump:

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Optionally specify an alternative URL by which this node can be accessed. For example, type "about" when writing an about page. Use a relative path and don't add a trailing slash or the URL alias won't work. Read below the fold...

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Sunday Train: HSR from Houston to Dallas one step closer to reality

The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways (TCR) High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas.

This is a private venture that is proposing to using the "Japan Rail Central" N700-I system, an internationalized version of the 186mph HSR train running between Tokyo and Osaka. TCR proposal is not only for the trains to be operated on farebox revenue, but for the corridor to be built with private funds. As the FRA announcement states:

TCR is a Texas-based company formed in 2009 to bring HSR to Texas as a private-sector venture. Working closely with Central Japan Railway Company (JRC), TCR is proposing the deployment of JRC’s N700-I Bullet System based on the world’s safest, most reliable, lowest emission, electric-powered, HSR systems, the Tokaido Shinkansen System. Developed and operated by JRC and the former Japan National Railways, the Tokaido Shinkansen has operated safely for almost 50 years and carries over 400,000 daily passengers. The most current generation Shinkansen train, the Series N700, runs at speeds up to 186 miles per hour.

Being a private venture, the EIS process will give us our first public look at corridor alternatives that TRC is considering, as well as the first opportunity for formal public comment. Read below the fold...

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The war on Gaza on Twitter

DCCC poses as debt collection agency in sleazy online fundraising gambit

I can see some vulnerable elders actually falling for this. Shame, DCCC! Oh, wait, that won't work... Read below the fold...

Republicans have a 60% chance of winning the Senate

Brilliant graphic by the Upshot team at the Times (and Fuck you, Nate!). Too bad they're not applying all that talent to something useful, but whatever. Advice for Democrats: Read below the fold...

Tweet of the day (2)

It's like we got socialism without the socialist part. Read below the fold...

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Dear Lord. Read below the fold...

Pot and circuses

A note on impeachment kayfabe

I'm not good on the right wing fever swamp, so I'll just assume that if the wingers impeach Obama, it's going to be over a Chinese menu that includes Benghazi, ObamaCare, something to do with immigration, and maybe Bowe Bergdahl. Who knows? The key point is this: Read below the fold...

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This tweet/image is awesome and should be widely propagated.

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In the Garden: Volunteer borage

It's a pleasant thing, sitting next to the borage, listening to the bees, as the sun sets. Read below the fold...

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WeAreChange.org: European Anti-Fed Movement like "merger between OWS and Tea Party"; "What about Your City?"

Thread: 

The anti-Fed, anti-mainstream media, and anti-NAT0-wars Movement* that began in Berlin, had a big, centralized demonstration on July 19, that drew over 5,000 participants from all over Germany (and doubtless some other countries). They normally meet in over 123 different cities, on Mondays, in public areas.

Luke Rudkowski addressed this gathering, in Berlin is Inspiring the Next Revolution!. Read below the fold...

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