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Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 2013 News factoids

Browser Statistics for May 2013
I had occasion to check out current browser popularity, and found that: Google's Chrome has 52.9% of the market (up from 48.4% in January); Firefox is second with 27.7% (down from 30.2% in January); Microsoft's Internet Explorer is third with 12.6% (down from 14.3% in January); with Safari at 4.0% and Opera at 1.6%.

"Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures, and more frequent droughts occur." Scientists also say that water is the key factor: not enough during a drought and too much during flooding.
~~ per Department of Energy Special Report released in July 2013 and Associated Press

"Do you really believe that Americans are living lives of leisure on $134 a month, the average S.N.A.P. [food stamp] benefit?”
~~ Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist

U.S. worker compensation posted its biggest drop since 1947 during the first quarter of 2013. (The year 1947 is when the Labor Department began tracking the statistic.) The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing a 3.8 percent drop in the recent first quarter.


"America has no functioning democracy at this moment." ~~ verbatim quote from former President Jimmy Carter, at the Atlantic Bridge {Atlantik Bruecke} meeting on Tuesday 16 July 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia

He noted in an earlier interview with C.N.N. that the recent N.S.A. leaks were a warning that "the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far".
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