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Any good sites to shop for cell phones plans?

My contract is up with Verizon in May - no real problems with Verizon but I need to shop around.

Any good place to shop for different deals?

See Venus, Jupiter & Moon Align in Weekend Celestial Show - AWESOME


Early Saturday afternoon, if your sky is clear and blue, try locating the crescent moon at around 1 p.m. local time. It will be roughly two-thirds up from the southeast horizon to the point directly overhead.

If you find it, look a short distance directly below it to find Venus. The planet should appear as a tiny white speck against the blue daytime sky. At dusk, the pair will make for a beautiful sight, with Venus hovering below and to the moon's left, while much higher above and to the left of this dynamic duo will be Jupiter.

On Sunday evening, the moon will have moved up, almost to where Jupiter is, sitting off to the lower right of the bright gas giant planet.

Another planet is also gracing the night sky in addition to Venus, Jupiter and Mercury: Mars. The Red Planet is currently rising in the eastern sky a few hours after sunset.

CAPTION.... for the children

The WORST article of the day - Time Magazine - exposing Heartland hurts science

The Heartland Affair: A Climate Champion Cheats and We All Lose


As his apology concedes, what Gleick did was wrong. No reputable investigative reporter certainly not one who worked at TIME would be employed for long after obtaining insider information by lying the way Gleick did. Think of the outcry over James O'Keefe's use of sting tactics to record employees from the now defunct political group ACORN as they gave advice to a supposed pimp and prostitute (actually O'Keefe and an associate).
The author should be fired for writing his horrific cover-article for exposed liars. There was outcry about O'Keefe (and Fox News) contrived lie?

If anything, the Heartland memos which are now hard to judge because we can't be sure exactly what's real indicate that fossil-fuel companies don't seem to be spending that much money on climate denial, at least with this group. Exxon stopped donating in 2006 it had given $675,000 before that while the archconservative Koch Foundation gave just $25,000 in 2011, all of it earmarked for health care research. Most of the money seems to come from individuals, including one person referred to as "the Anonymous Donor" in the memos who gave $14.26 million to Heartland over the past six years. While that's strange there must be better uses of $14.26 million it doesn't exactly seem like a vast right-wing conspiracy, even if one person parted with a lot of cash.
$15,000,000 sounds pretty well funded to me

The Heartland Institute seems to be mulling its legal options for now, though in the court of karma it may simply be getting its just due. Back in 2009, when a still unknown hacker stole and posted thousands of private e-mails from climate scientists in the controversy that became known as Climategate, Heartland didn't seem too worried about the provenance of the documents. "This is new and real evidence that should examine and then comment on publicly," Heartland president Bast wrote after the e-mails surfaced in 2009. That the "new and real evidence" had been hacked didn't bother Heartland any more than the fact that many of the Heartland memos were obtained deceitfully has much bothered many climate activists even after Gleick's admission.
The author finally gets back to what should have lead the article....well that and the fact that a conspiracy was exposed.

Va. House scraps invasive pre-abortion requirement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Amid a public uproar that prompted Virginia's governor to withdraw his support, Republican legislators on Wednesday dropped a bitterly contested requirement that women seeking abortions undergo invasive ultrasound imaging, likely dooming the bill.

The Republican-controlled House of Delegates voted 65-32 for an amended bill that requires only an external ultrasound, not the vaginal insertion of a wand-like device that emits ultrasonic waves that are used to create images of the fetus.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Va-House-scraps-invasive-pre-abortion-requirement-3352115.php#ixzz1n9nnGEhk

Goldwater vs. Santorum (seen on Facebook)

Silent protest outside, Virginia House puts off ultrasound vote

What appears to be a crowd of several hundred people gathered today at the Virginia state capitol. Standing silently in the cold, they lined the walkway used by the legislators who have been voting on -- and voting away -- women's rights in Virginia.

From their Facebook page:

The Capitol ground rules say that we cannot assemble, hold signs, chant, yell or protest. We think silence in the face of this struggle and their unconstitutional rules presents the strongest response to their assault on women. Please come out and stand up for our rights and for the rights of all women in VA to choose the best reproductive route for themselves. These people are used to signs, yelling, chanting etc. It is not new. They are not used to silently being stared at and having to look us in the eye. It gives us the power.

A new poll out today from the Christopher Newport University and the Richmond Times-Dispatch shows Virginia's Republican majority to the right of Virginians. About 55 percent of them say they don't like the measure that would require women seeking an abortion to first undergo a medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasound. The Richmond paper reports the House was to vote on the bill today, but its patron chose instead to hold off for the day.


A TeaBagger just rang our doorbell


Hey, that's how things work. You gotta knock on doors.

We told him no thanks.

Wearing black today to support Virginia teachers

The Va. Legislature has made huge cuts to education including increasing class size (Va. once had the 3rd lowest now is 41st) and pensions.

"Black Friday" it is being called.

Who the hell dumped Adele?

Wow they initiated a deluge of music - whoever they are

I guess "Joey" on "Full House" knows what it is like - Alanis Morriette is said to have written "You oughta know" about him.

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