Lucius Fox

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publicradiointernational:

A new study finds that 16- to 34-year-olds without driver’s licenses rose to 26 percent in 2010 from 21 percent a decade earlier. At the same time, biking, walking, and other driving alternatives rose among young people in the past decade. (Photo by Richard Masoner, Flickr)

Samantha Henderson from Denver gave her reasons for not driving as, ” 1) Damn, gas is expensive, and 2) Greener alternatives: awareness and availability (biking, busing, walking, etc).Also, the motor vehicle is no longer as novel an item as it once was for older generations.”

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Posted at 1:32pm and tagged with: transportation, cars, society, US,.

publicradiointernational:

A new study finds that 16- to 34-year-olds without driver’s licenses rose to 26 percent in 2010 from 21 percent a decade earlier. At the same time, biking, walking, and other driving alternatives rose among young people in the past decade. (Photo by Richard Masoner, Flickr)
Samantha Henderson from Denver gave her reasons for not driving as, ” 1) Damn, gas is expensive, and 2) Greener alternatives: awareness and availability (biking, busing, walking, etc).Also, the motor vehicle is no longer as novel an item as it once was for older generations.”
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cheatsheet:

A local ABC station is reporting that an F/A-18 Navy jet has crashed near Virginia Beach, VA. CNN’s Janelle Rodriguez has tweeted that the “2-member crew ejected according to official.”

Photo via @Kandidrops

Posted at 1:12pm and tagged with: disasters, Virginia, US,.

cheatsheet:

A local ABC station is reporting that an F/A-18 Navy jet has crashed near Virginia Beach, VA. CNN’s Janelle Rodriguez has tweeted that the “2-member crew ejected according to official.”
Photo via @Kandidrops. 

More than 17 million more hungry people could have been reached by US-funded programmes in 2010 if ‘tied aid’ restrictions were lifted, according to report.

Posted at 10:08am and tagged with: Oxfam, Aid, Humanitarian Assistance, US, United States, Tied Aid,.

think-progress:

Obamacare turns 2. Here are the facts about what Americans have already gained.

Posted at 2:36pm and tagged with: Obama Care, President Barack H. Obama, Health Care, Politics, US, United States,.

think-progress:

Obamacare turns 2. Here are the facts about what Americans have already gained.

No matter what happens to Barack Obama’s law, American health care is changing for good.

“HELEN R.” is an elderly woman who is currently on seven different medications. Thanks to Barack Obama’s health reforms, however, she gets cheaper medicine and cancer tests. “The health-care law is about people like me,” Helen R. explains in a new video on a government website. Republicans may deride the health law as “Obamacare.” Helen R. prefers to call it “Helencare”.

Mr Obama’s health reform turned two years old on March 23rd. The White House is doing its best to sell it as a success. The video of Helen R. is one of many. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases sunny data almost daily. But the campaign still feels defensive. There are good reasons for that: the law’s main provisions will not take effect until 2014, and this anniversary may be its last.

Posted at 3:42pm and tagged with: President Barack H. Obama, Obama Care, Health Care, Health Care Reform, US, United States, Department of Health and Human Services, HHS,.

theatlantic:

10 Ways to Visualize How Americans Spend Money on Health Care

1) U.S. Against the World: Spending vs. Life Expectancy

We spend much, much more per person than the rest of the world … but we don’t live much longer than some eastern European countries that spend much less than us. As a result, when you plot the United States against similarly advanced countries based on life expectancy and medical spending, we’re all alone on our little island.

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Posted at 9:06am and tagged with: Economy, Politics, Graphs, Charts, Data Visualization, Data, United States, US,.

theatlantic:

10 Ways to Visualize How Americans Spend Money on Health Care

1) U.S. Against the World: Spending vs. Life Expectancy
We spend much, much more per person than the rest of the world … but we don’t live much longer than some eastern European countries that spend much less than us. As a result, when you plot the United States against similarly advanced countries based on life expectancy and medical spending, we’re all alone on our little island.
Click through for more.

Afghanistan policy is in crisis, at least in the United States. With Osama bin Laden now dead, some are wondering whether it’s time to declare this mission accomplished — or with Afghanistan so troubled, perhaps it’s mission impossible? In fact, it is mission incomplete: The Afghanistan mission is going worse than we had all hoped, but better than many understand. With patience and perseverance, we can still struggle to a tolerable outcome.

There is no denying that the past weeks have represented a setback for NATO efforts. Afghans, angered by the desecration of Qurans at a U.S. base, recently demonstrated violently against the NATO forces in their country, and the March 11 massacre of 16 Afghans by an apparently deranged U.S. soldier will only increase popular anger. These resentments have been further fueled by Iran and Pakistan and have rightly raised doubts that international forces have sufficient support in Afghanistan to complete the mission they have embarked upon.

Posted at 5:55pm and tagged with: Afghanistan, افغانستان, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Middle East, EMEA, United States, US, US Military, Department of Defense, DOD,.

This week the eyes of the tech world were firmly fixed on Austin, Tex. for South by Southwest Interactive. Partly because of that event, Austin is often mentioned with Silicon Valley and New York City as one of America’s great tech hubs.

Let’s not forget about Seattle. Cost of gas, energy, and real estate (not to mention natural beauty) are just some of the reasons why the Emerald city is not only one of the best places in the country to live, but also one of the most attractive places for startups to bootstrap or for bigger companies to make the hires necessary to scale their operations.

Posted at 3:43pm and tagged with: Technology, Business, Economy, Pacific-Northwest, United States, US, Seattle, Washington, Infographic,.

On Wednesday, March 14, transportation expert Robert Puentes took your questions on the debate in Congress over the surface transportation bill and its impact on infrastructure challenges facing the nation during a live web chat with Vivyan Tran of POLITICO

Posted at 6:22pm and tagged with: Infrastructure, Economy, Development, Business, Transportation, Congress, Senate, House of Representatives, United States, US,.

Both the household survey and the employer survey continue to show marked improvements in the health of the job market. For the eighth successive month, the two BLS surveys show noticeable gains in employment. The employer survey shows total payrolls increased 227,000 in February. This is the third month in a row in which payrolls rose more than 200,000.

The household survey shows an even more impressive performance. The number of respondents in that survey who say they hold a job increased 428,000 in February. Making an adjustment for the new population weights used by the BLS in January, it appears that employment gains in the household survey have averaged 388,000 a month since October. The nation needs between 90,000 and 100,000 additional jobs every month to keep up with the growth in the working-age population. Job gains since last summer have comfortably exceeded that threshold. As a result, the unemployment rate has fallen 0.8 percentage points since last August. 

Posted at 4:48pm and tagged with: Employment, Economy, Business, United States, Job Creation, Labor, Unemployment, Economic Growth, United States, US,.