Google's Blogger, the host of Reading the Markets, shut down after a scheduled maintenance on Wednesday night obviously went awry. Although readers were able to access pre-disaster posts, Google "temporarily" removed all posts and comments that had been uploaded post-disaster. And, of course, no new posts could appear.
My Thursday post is now back (though dated Wednesday), but some comments are still in Google limbo. If they don't reappear I'll try to recreate them to the best of my recollection.