What to expect from the earth's impeding magnetic flip (Salon).
There goes the neighborhood: 6 billionaires who ruined their surrounding environs (Salon).
Aral Sea: How one of the world's largest lakes turned into a ship cemetery (Russian Times).
Marriott to hotel guests: Please pay our maids for us (Fortune).
HAVE A KOCH AND A SMILE
Inside the Koch Brothers' toxic empire (Rolling Stone).
Koch brothers freak out over Rolling Stone expose (Daily Kos).
Illicit drugs and prostitution bolster Britain's economy by £11 billion every year (Russian Times).
Cocaine cruise: Irish Navy storms yacht, seizes 1 ton of blow worth £100 million (Russian Times).
WHAT RIGHT WING CRAZY PEOPLE THINK & DO
Delusional white evangelical Christians think they're more persecuted than blacks, Jews, atheists, and Muslims (ATTP).
Christian baker who wouldn't serve lesbian couple sobs about her experience, while husband complains about fallout from "simply standing by my first amendment" rights (TPM).
"Republicans Are Black" ad is such a major fail you have to see it to believe it (The Daily Banter).
This ad for a cheating but contrite and "blessed" Louisiana Republican is nuts (Salon).
Six idiotic statements from Bill O'Reilly this past week, as he goes off the deep end (Alter Net).
My Tea Party uncle turned on me: The personal tale of a close Texas family (Salon).
Scalia:"We do Him [God] honor in our pledge of allegiance, in all our public ceremonies ... It is in the best of American traditions, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise" (Washington Times).
People like Donald Trump can discharge millions in debt, but "Cradle to Grave" student loan debt now bankrupting seniors (The Hill).
The super rich no longer need the middle class (Salon)?
Inside the New York Fed: Secret recordings and a culture clash (Pro Publica).
The BB gun was still in the packaging, but they still killed him (Upworthy).
Oklahoma City medical examiner changes autopsy report in officer-involved shooting after pressure from police chief (The Everlasting GOP Stoppers).
TBTF bankers - who secure no-bid contracts - cash in on captive prison banking services ... inmates' families gouged by fees (Center for Public Integrity).
STUFF THAT I LIKE
Meet the woman who terrifies Wall Street bankers (Bill Moyers).
Florida bank to pay everyone a 'living wage' (CNN Money).
U.S. economy creates 248,000 jobs in September; unemployment hits 5.9% (Huffington Post).
FOR THE KNUCKLE DRAGGERS
Bartender responds to investment manager's ass grab with powerful open letter (Huffington Post).
This is just wrong, and a bit depressing (Upworthy).
Hilary admits role in Honduran coup aftermath (Al Jazeera).
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you (Washington Post).
Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry (Yahoo News).
Those lazy jobless are the real problem, again (NY Times / Paul Krugman).