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Feetz don't fail me now

This little bike is brilliant.

I could see this being an "only vehicle" for city dwellers, not only does it stand up by itself and fold into a shopping cart but it also leans like a regular bicycle when you corner.

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/feetz-tribike-the-kid-carrying-cargo-hauling-folding-trike.html















Department of Whoa: Big Brother advertises on DU?

What the hell have I been looking at this time to get an ad for jobs at the NSA?



I laughed until I cried at a few of these (dialup warning)

http://animalsbeingdicks.com/

A couple of examples.





The Richest 1 Percent Have Captured 121 Percent Of Income Gains During The Recovery

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/12/1579211/1-percent-121-gains/


Last year, economist Emmanuel Saez estimated that the richest 1 percent of the U.S. captured a whopping 93 percent of the income gains in 2010, as the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession. Saez is now back with updated numbers from 2011, and they make the picture look even grimmer:

From 2009 to 2011, average real income per family grew modestly by 1.7% (Table 1) but the gains were very uneven. Top 1% incomes grew by 11.2% while bottom 99% incomes shrunk by 0.4%. Hence, the top 1% captured 121% of the income gains in the first two years of the recovery. From 2009 to 2010, top 1% grew fast and then stagnated from 2010 to 2011. Bottom 99% stagnated both from 2009 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2011.

How is it possible for the 1 percent to capture more than all of the nation’s income gains? The number is due to the fact that those at the bottom saw their incomes drop. As Timothy Noah explained in the New Republic, “the one percent didn’t just gobble up all of the recovery during 2010 and 2011; it put the 99 percent back into recession.”

Saez added that “In 2012, top 1% income will likely surge, due to booming stock-prices, as well as re-timing of income to avoid the higher 2013 top tax rates…This suggests that the Great Recession has only depressed top income shares temporarily and will not undo any of the dramatic increase in top income shares that has taken place since the 1970s.”

Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/11/171409656/why-even-radiologists-can-miss-a-gorilla-hiding-in-plain-sight

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Drew wondered if somehow being so well-trained in searching would make them immune to missing large, hairy gorillas. "You might expect that because they're experts, they would notice if something unusual was there," he says.

He took a picture of a man in a gorilla suit shaking his fist, and he superimposed that image on a series of slides that radiologists typically look at when they're searching for cancer. He then asked a bunch of radiologists to review the slides of lungs for cancerous nodules. He wanted to see if they would notice a gorilla the size of a matchbook glaring angrily at them from inside the slide.

But they didn't: 83 percent of the radiologists missed it, Drew says.

This wasn't because the eyes of the radiologists didn't happen to fall on the large, angry gorilla. Instead, the problem was in the way their brains had framed what they were doing. They were looking for cancer nodules, not gorillas, so "they look right at it, but because they're not looking for a gorilla, they don't see that it's a gorilla."


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DU: Adbot goes amusingly off the rails again

I'm glad DU is getting this money.



The little Green Man with five hearts is touched

All DUers are equal but those who gave me a heart are more equal than others.





Imogen Heap, Jeff Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tal Wilkenfeld -Blanket

Jack Bruce, Rory Gallagher -Politician

Every Political Cartoonist Remembers Where They Were When That Awful Announcement Was Made

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