Seven in 10 of these recent graduates said they would need more education if they were to have a successful career. Despite their belief in the value of post-secondary education, though, only 38 percent definitely planned to attend college to get more education in the next five years. Barriers included skyrocketing tuitions and family obligations.
#2 – A great interactive chart from the Economist showing drug related deaths, cartel areas, and traffic routes HERE.
#3 – Ben and Jerry’s are still awesome – story HERE.
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream co-founder Ben Cohen is planning next month to distribute rubber stamps, for use marking U.S. currency, that feature the slogans such as “corporations are not people,” “money is not speech” and “not to be used for bribing politicians.”
#4 – How CNN, MSNBC and Fox covered the Wisconsin elections from 9:48 to 9:51. What the hell was CNN thinking replaying the boring “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee”?
#5 – Russian hacker claims to have stolen over 6 million passwords off of LinkedIn. Article HERE.
In response to widespread reports of a massive data breachat LinkedIn, the company Wednesday confirmed that passwords belonging to “some” of its members have been compromised.
In a carefully worded blog post, LinkedIn director Vicente Silveira said the company has confirmed that an unspecified number of hashed passwords posted publicly on a Russian hacker forum earlier this week, “correspond to LinkedIn accounts.”
Silveira made no mention of how the passwords may have ended up on the forums but noted that LinkedIn is continuing to investigate.
#6 – The gas station of the future just opened – article HERE.
Matt Horton wants to solve a problem that makes alternative-fuel vehicles unappealing to would-be buyers: lack of convenient places to refuel. Last month, the chief executive officer of Propel Fuels opened the country’s first station where drivers can pump gasoline, ethanol, and biodiesel, cyclists can get tune-ups, and commuters can find public transit schedules. Backed by more than $19 million in venture capital and nearly $12 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission, the 23-person Redwood City (Calif.) startup received yesterday an additional, $10.1 million grant from the commission to help build 100 stations around the state in the next four years.
#7 – Ron Paul finally concedes that his delegate total “not enough” to beat Romney – article HERE:
“And while this total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP!” Paul wrote.
#8 – Another day and another 100 people reportedly dead in Hama, Syria by the pro-government forces. Bashar Al-Asaad will be gone before the end of this year…too many countries are against him. And that’s why you hear about these 100 people but not the 1,000′s killed and displaced in the Congo. Just think about that.
# 9 – Sean Parker is “bored” of Facebook even though he is now worth $2 billion more because of it – article HERE.
#10 – As we have stated – America has been engaging in a cyberattack on Iran. The “Flame” virus is very similar to Stuxnet and everyone on the Intelligence committee is in a tizzy over the “leak’ that America is engaging Iran in a cyber attack. Article HERE.
A story in The New York Times last week revealed U.S. involvement with the Stuxnet worm, a computer virus that was used against an Iranian nuclear facility and caused centrifuges to explode. The story detailed joint U.S. and Israeli efforts to develop the virus as well as conversations Obama had with his advisers on whether to continue the program when the worm became public in 2010.
The story cited unnamed current and former U.S., Israeli and European officials. The White House has denied that it was an authorized leak.
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