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Monday, June 16, 2008


In April, my oldest bother passed on at 35. It's hard when a brother dies and it's affected all my family. Well, my wife was searching Google Earth and zoomed in at the street view option and sure enough guess who's standing there? My brother Cesar. What are the chances of all the days that Google took that picture he would be standing there? I just think that now when I need to see him again, I can. Synchronicity?

--Hugo Q.
I found the above image and story today and just thought it was worth sharing.

In just about 2 years human space launches will cease at the Kennedy Space Center as the Space Shuttle program will be retired. Manned lift-offs are a major tourist draw to the Titusville area of Florida. A significant portion of their income is derived from this activity. After the Shuttle is gone it will be at least 5 years of drought for Florida's "Space Coast." Many jobs at the Space Center will also vanish in the sea breeze.

In 1780, the British warship HMS Ontario was lost, with 130 souls, during a gale on Lake Ontario. The storms of the Great Lakes are infamous for taking vessels that ply their waters. The HMS Ontario has now been found and, because of the cold water, is in remarkably good condition.

This should teach all them there young whipper-snappers that the brain doesn't have to turn off as you age. It typically does but it doesn't HAVE to.

How would you like your phone bill to be just $40 per YEAR? You've probably seen the ads for MagicJack on TV. That is the fastest growing phone service in the USA. Cheaper than the traditional landlines. Cheaper than Vonage or Skype. The wave of the future? I am seriously considering signing up with them before heading overseas. A very cheap way to "Phone Home".

Do you live in an area where broadband internet service is unavailable? Or too prohibitive in cost? Or you travel around the country in a motorhome, with no landline access? You might seriously consider HughesNet. All you need is a clear view of the southern sky.

"Let's all be careful out there!"