I've been really happy with http://newsblur.com/ . It has pretty much every feature of reader I cared about, with a better interface and a very dedicated individual working hard behind the scenes.
The bully was already dead when kicked. He hit his head accidentally on a knob.
Time to read the book again
http://advogato.org/ stores their passwords in plaintext, or at least in non-hash form. I think it's more common than you believe.