- Today's comic by Matt Bors is Chelsea Clinton’s 2036 presidential debate with Ken Ham:
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook Feb. 11:
Black Man in Jasper, Texas Found With Cut Throat And Missing Ear - Ruled ‘Accidental Overdose', by Ole Texan
Christie's Last Apologist Folds, by Billionaires for Wealthcare
- 74-year-old Tom Brokaw has bone cancer:
NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw announced Tuesday that he was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow.
In a statement, published on NBCNews.com, Brokaw said he and physicians at the Mayo Clinic were very encouraged with his progress.
- India's rising people-eating tiger population raises fears:
Conflicts with humans are arising precisely in the handful of places where the endangered Bengal tiger population has rebounded thanks to careful conservation efforts, said Ullas Karanth, a wildlife biologist who runs the India program of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
“These conflicts are the price of conservation success,” he said.
At the turn of the 20th century there were 40,000 tigers in India, according to the country’s National Tiger Conservation Authority, but there are now just 4,000 in the wild, prompting a broad campaign to protect tigers and the fragile forests in which they live.
- Judge sets Nov. 3 for trial in Boston Marathon bombing.
- Is there also a you-must-wear-a-dress code?
The good news is that in an effort to repair decades of gender inequality in the financial-services industry, Goldman Sachs is making a push to bring more female programmers into its ranks.
The bad news is that the way the bank is wooing female workers is with nail files and vanity mirrors.
- Millennials permanently scarred by financial crisis:
What if the stereotypical characterizations of the most vehemently discussed generation are in fact way off base? That’s the conclusion of a recent report by UBS, which surveyed over a thousand 21 to 36 year olds. Apparently, perhaps as we’ve always liked to think, we’re simply misunderstood. We're actually conservative with our money, focused on personal success, and worried for our parents.Some mighty strange interpretations are presented regarding the result of that poll.
- Foundation releases state-by-state info on solar jobs. There are some 50,000 more solar jobs than coal-mining jobs:
Solar employment across the country grew by 20 percent to nearly 143,000 in 2013. Eighteen southern, Mountain and Midwestern states more than doubled their solar employment last year. California, Arizona, New Jersey, and Massachusetts account for half of all solar jobs in the U.S.
Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, said the numbers released today back up what his organization has been saying all along. [...]
“Today, solar is generating enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to power more than 2 million American homes – with double digit annual growth expected for the foreseeable future.”
- An unnoticed victim of the California drought: Farmworkers:No doubt everyone in California, and the other West Coast states suffering this drought, will feel the lack of water sooner rather than later. But towns like Mendota (pop.: approx. 10,000), will bear the brunt of it. One of the poorest towns in the poorest region in California, Mendota, Cantaloupe Center of the World, has a poverty rate of over 40 percent. It is also one of a handful of towns in Fresno County almost completely dependent on farming for its lifeblood.
Off-season, by mid-February, idled workers are clearly anxious. Farmworkers and everyone else who waits out the winter for work (truckers, diesel providers, packing suppliers and the like) are nearing the end of the savings they squirrel away during the season. The season starts again in March, April at the latest, but no one knows who will get work when the season begins, or how much.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, under Snowpocalypse Watch, again, Greg Dworkin rounds up the Gop debt ceiling collapse, and triggers the Political Misrepresentation Early Warning System with the latest study on mammograms and cancer outcomes. Joan McCarter fills us in on pre-recess Congressional hijinx. TN legislature hates unions & loves small gov't so much, they'll use the gov't to force companies to hate unions. In KS, conscience clause for everybody! VA Senate votes to repeal mandatory ultrasound. Ad wars: Kochs vs. insurers. Christie plays for the base. More on Postal banking: what could President Obama be doing that so far, he's just... not?
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