Sally Stitch is a real chain e-mail circulating on Ghost Whisperer. If you receive it, you better forward it on!

Selling toys that contain lead at garage or yard sales may have you fined up to $15 million by the government.

View this link to view the: reseller guide

Coosa Valley Federal Credit Union - http://www.cvfcuonline.org/ is a leading federal credit union in the 10-county Coosa Valley area, including Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, and Walker Counties.

In case you couldn't quite understand the little girl giving the joke on the air today, here's the joke:

Hillary Clinton died and went to heaven ...

As she stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, she saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. She asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks.

Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said Hillary, "who's clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Who's clock is that?"

"That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have only moved twice telling us that Abe only told 2 lies in his entire life."

"Where's Bill's clock?" Hillary asked.

"Bill's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."

Backyard Chickens

Posted by Data Babble | 9:00 AM | | 0 comments »

Are these backyard chickens really becoming popular again? Do you have chickens or are there chickens next door to you?





I wanna know where da gold at:



Adam Lambert - Led Zeplin - Whole Lot Of Love Video MP3. What do you think of that performance?

Spanking children in schools

Posted by Data Babble | 11:55 AM | , , | 0 comments »

I came across this article today on newsweek discussing how a principle in South Carolina has reinstated the spanking policy in his elementary school:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/195119?Gt1=43002

This is obviously a touchy subject and typically leads to a hot debate. What strikes me about this article and regardless of where you stand on this subject, this guy actually turned the school around for the better. What are your thoughts?

Chinese Apple Juice

Posted by Data Babble | 3:50 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Noticed today that Walmart brand apple juice uses apple juice concentrate from China. Won't be buying that anymore. Here's an interesting read about these Chinese apples:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/120807dnbusjuice.28107a0.html

George Zinkhan - UGA

Posted by Data Babble | 8:09 AM | , | 0 comments »

George Zinkhan, a marketing professor at the University of Georgia - UGA, is suspected of killing 3 people. Read some of his student's comments on ratemyprofessor.com here: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=318505. Really weird.

So the judges think Adam Lambert's performance on Idol tonight was brilliant. Paula is balling! What do you think of his performance - If I can't have you?

Great performance by Kris Allen tonight - video. This guy is kind of flying under the radar, but he's solid every week. Unfortunately this guy won't win, but he'll have a record after this and it'll be great. Great performance!

Those birds that catch fish in China on the Amazing Race are called Cormorants. Watch a video here:

Apparently it's much cheaper to attend college in Canada for U.S. students versus attending many private schools in the U.S. Refer to this site for more information on college admissions in Canada:

http://www.indobase.com/study-abroad/countries/canada/admission-procedures-of-canada.html

Did you see the Wife Swap with the family from Virginia that has no Electricity? What do you think about living without electricity? Could you do it?

This is a disgusting Domino's pizza video that shows 2 workers in North Carolina doing horrible things to the food they prepared. Corporate Domino's claims this food was never served to customers, but I doubt they're in a position to determine that. These idiots now face arrest. What a couple of losers.



Transumer - The next big thing?

Posted by Data Babble | 6:52 AM | | 0 comments »

Have you heard of the term transumer? Think of it as a consumer who rents versus buys - everything from DVD's, video games, books, cars and even handbags. If you have a Netflix membership, then you are apparently a transumer. I suppose this makes sense in many ways. How often do we buy things, use once, then never again as they end up on the floor in our closet? Being a transumer also helps people stick to a budget and still give into that impulse to buy. For instance, you pay a monthly subscription fee to rent unlimited books online. You can get the book you want (instant gratification), but you won't be down at the local bookstore buying books you'll only read once. Not a bad idea really.

Kris Allen's version of Falling Slowly was pretty good. I wonder why he didn't play an instrument like Quentin Tarantino told him to? Anybody have a video link?

Matt Giraud at the piano again. Not a bad version of "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman," but his nerves seemed to get the best of him.

Adam Lambert rocks born to be wild on American Idol tonight! Were you blown away by this performance? Wow! Check out the original video:

Glambert's video here! http://www.rickey.org/?p=14322

Is Quentin Tarantino Gay?

Posted by Data Babble | 8:20 PM | , | 5 comments »

Is Quentin Tarantino Gay? Seeing him on American Idol is making me wonder. So what do you think, is Quentin Tarantino gay?

Here's a list of things which may keep people from achieving their financial goals

1. Lack of planning
2. Not setting financial goals
3. Lack of education and commitment
4. Not knowing how to set goals and put a plan into place
5. Risk aversion
6. Set backs that discourage future success
7. Lack of patience

What are your thoughts on this list?

So what's the difference between peanut butter and jam? What's so dirty about this joke?

Do you think the Drake Equation referenced in the Big Bang Theory could be modified with the Wolowitz coefficient to better their chances with women? I guess anything is possible.

Phil Spector Verdict

Posted by Data Babble | 5:06 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Jurors have reached a verdict in the Phil Spector Trial. It has not yet been made public. Please check back for details.

Edit: Guilty!

Find State Job - Georgia

Posted by Data Babble | 2:45 PM | , | 0 comments »

Do yourself a favor and find a Georgia State job here: https://careers.ga.gov. Georgia is a great place to live and work.

Quick Links:

Search available state jobs

Create your application

Student Internships

It's easy to renew your driver's license online in Georgia. Just visit http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/DLdata.aspx?con=1742949265&ty=dl and fill out the form. Much better than waiting in line!

Free Aluminum Foil

Posted by Data Babble | 2:15 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Visit http://www.reynoldsrecycled.com for a free (by mail-in rebate) roll of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil made from 100% recycled aluminum. Great deal, great product!

Visit the Georgia Department of Labor for information on unemployment benefits in the state of Georgia. Specifically: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/unemployment_benefits_individuals.htm.

Weber Spirit E-310 Review

Posted by Data Babble | 2:01 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

I purchased a Weber Spirit E-310 on sale at Home Depot about a month ago and I'm very impressed with the gas grill thus far. It seems to be a much cheaper version than other Weber's, but apparently the heating elements are the same great quality. The porcelain grates are cheap and probably won't hold up, but I plan on purchasing cast iron grates to add in the future. This grill heats up fast and keeps an evenly distributed heat. Very happy with my purchase thus far.

This is last year's model:



I would definitely go for this year's model considering the nominal price increase (it seems to be better quality):

Simon Cowell has commented that it's difficult to keep up with the American Idol schedule and may quit the show. It has been quite some time now. I can't say that I blame him. What are your thoughts?

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Ped Egg - Pedegg Review

Posted by Data Babble | 1:26 PM | , , | 0 comments »

The Ped Egg works great and relieves the dry calluses and dead skin on my feet. The commercial is a little gross seeing that person "empty" their pedegg, but it does work quite well. As with any "as seen on TV" product, it's best to order online so you don't get scammed for something else over the phone. I have best luck ordering through Amazon. The Amazon Reviews are quite good as well. See Below:



LeAnn Rimes - What I Cannot Change Lyrics:

I know what makes me comfortable
And I know what makes me tick
And I when I need to get my way
I know how to pour it on thick
Cream and sugar in my coffee
Right away when I awake
I face the day, and pray to God
I won’t make the same mistakes

All the rest is out of my hands
I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, yeah I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can

Yeah I don’t know my father
Or my mother well enough
It seems like every time we talk
We can’t get past the little stuff
The pain is self-inflicted
I know it’s not good for my health
But it’s easier to please the world
Then it is to please myself

All the rest is out of my hands
I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, yeah I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can

Well I know I can’t care about how everyone else really feels
I have enough hurt of my own to heal

I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, yeah I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can

Somali Pirates Vow Revenge

Posted by Data Babble | 11:27 AM | , , | 0 comments »

The Somali Pirates vow revenge after Navy Seals killed 3 of their own to save ship captain Richard Phillips. Wow, surprising, considering these pirates instigated the whole thing. How about this pirates - if you don't want to get killed, don't try to steal ships and kidnap people - then you won't have to avenge the deaths of your mates. What a joke.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30178013?GT1=43001

Steve Wynn - White Teeth

Posted by Data Babble | 11:03 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Did you happen to notice on 60 minutes last night how white Steve Wynn's teeth are? Are they his real teeth? Or are they just really bleached? Kind of an interesting guy.

Passenger Lands Plane

Posted by Data Babble | 10:31 AM | , , | 0 comments »

A passenger successfully lands a plane at Southwest Florida International Airport after the pilot dies in mid-flight. He saved 5 lives. Hero!

Huggies - Free Diapers

Posted by Data Babble | 10:24 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Follow this link for a free sample of 3 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers:

http://www.huggiespureandnatural.com/FreeSample.aspx

Look for this new series on the Food Network: "Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin" Coming this Fall. Seems like an interesting show. Jeff Corwin will travel the world sampling exotic foods. Seems like this has already been done many times by Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern. I guess we'll see how this one goes.

Hail Damage Repair

Posted by Data Babble | 8:29 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Read this article to find out how to repair your hail damaged car:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2123929_fix-hail-damage-car.html

Check out this amazing deal on 150 children's songs at Amazon:



What a steal, well worth 99 cents!

Did you see the Lifelock presentations on the Celebrity Apprentice? I thought there was some controversy surrounding the Lifelock company? Did the owner have his identity stolen or something a while back? Do you do business with Lifelock?

Amazing Race - Karaoke

Posted by Data Babble | 9:27 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Did you see the karaoke party cars on the Amazing Race? Do they really do that in Bangkok Thailand? Crazy!

Amazing Race Teeth and Dentures. Can you believe that challenge? Trial and error putting dentures in people's mouths. Wow, that's gross.

Left with too many eggs after Easter? Here are some ideas for those leftover eggs:

Chinese Drywall - Health Risk

Posted by Data Babble | 8:56 PM | , , , | 1 comments »

A new report about Chinese drywall discusses the possible health risks for many homeowners and apartment dwellers. During the height of the housing boom in the U.S., materials such as drywall were scarce so many builders used drywall from China. We've all heard of the many issues arising from Chinese made products. Read more about this here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,514636,00.html.

Chef Ramsey decides to close Hell's Kitchen because the remaining 6 chefs are terrible. This is new? Every season is full of chef's who don't deserve to manage a real restaurant. Will the contestants be able to change Gordon Ramsey's mind and re-open Hell's Kitchen. I think so.

Robert burns his hand badly on Hell's Kitchen tonight. Giovanni put a burning hot pan in the fridge and Robert unknowingly tries to pull it out. Nice move Giovanni!

Forza Tribe

Posted by Data Babble | 8:16 PM | , , | 0 comments »

What do you think about the new Forza Tribe on Survivor? Is it a good tribe name?

Somali pirates - Heroes?

Posted by Data Babble | 8:41 AM | , , | 0 comments »

So these Somali pirates are looked at as heroes in their country? They're seen as something for children to aspire to? Wow.

I wonder why the smoke monster let Ben live? Why did Alex come back and tell Ben to listen to and follow John Locke?

Why didn't Ben kill Penny?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:42 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Why didn't Ben kill Penny on Lost? Please explain.

Ben kills Caesar on Lost

Posted by Data Babble | 9:08 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Out of nowhere, Ben just shoots Caesar with his own gun. I wonder how the smoke monster will feel about this and Ben's other actions.

TLC's Mystery Diagnosis featured Sharmyn McGraw. What a story. How many doctors did she have to see before they found the problem (on her own)? What's going on with her hormones? Cushing's Syndrome? Very scary. Kind of makes you lose faith in doctors. Many are so quick to just write you a prescription and not even listen to you.

I just saw a preview of the new Pitchmen show on the discovery channel. I'm not sure I'll really be able to watch this show. These guys are just so annoying! I see them every other commercial as it is, why would I want to watch them on a show? Am I missing something?

Man dies 9 times

Posted by Data Babble | 12:39 PM | , , | 0 comments »

A Houston man died 9 times at a hospital before doctors finally used ice to save him. The ice brought his body temperature down enough to save him. This guy must be a cat, wow!

Jana Elhifny, a Muslim high school student in Reno, Nevada, has won a civil rights lawsuit for $350,000 after she was bullied on campus for wearing a head scarf. Weren't most of us bullied at one point in high school? I guess we should have worn a head scarf.

Sayid dies on Lost

Posted by Data Babble | 9:45 AM | , | 0 comments »

Sayid dies on lost tonight? Might it be Sayid tonight for shooting little Ben? Will the Island take revenge on Sayid? Tune in to tonight's lost to see.

Juliet dies on Lost

Posted by Data Babble | 9:42 AM | , | 0 comments »

Juliet dies on Lost tonight? There's an indication that it could be her tonight. Stay tuned.

Jamie Waylett, 19 year old who played the bully Vincent Crabbe in Harry Potter, has been arrested after cops found 10 pot plants in his room - with an estimated value of over $2900.

Simon gives Adam Lambert a standing ovation. Has Simon ever given anyone a standing ovation? Did Adam deserve it?

Anoop - Singing yo-yo?

Posted by Data Babble | 8:36 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Simon called Anoop a singing yo-yo tonight. Did anyone else think that was funny?

Who is the guy sitting up front on American Idol tonight?

falloookaling

Posted by Data Babble | 11:25 AM | | 0 comments »

So I went falloookaling today and had a great time. Haven't heard of falloookaling? Send me a message and I'll tell you what it is. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Atlanta drug hub?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:30 AM | | 0 comments »

Is Atlanta a new drug hub for Mexican drug cartels? Seeing as how I'm very close in proximity to Atlanta, I hope not!

Is old makeup bad?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:26 AM | , | 0 comments »

Yes, apparently old or expired makeup is bad for your health. Beware! Be sure to tell your wife, girlfriends, etc. about this.

2 liter bottle light

Posted by Data Babble | 8:18 AM | , | 0 comments »

Using a 2-Liter bottle as a 50 Watt light bulb? Ingenious idea, but obviously they only work when the sun is shining. However, this is a great idea for dark buildings to effectively utilize the sun. How can you turn them off? What about roof leaks?

How long can it take for a home foreclosure to go through? I've personally heard of a matter of weeks up to an entire year. Watch this for more information:

Takes some skills to drink a pitcher of beer in 5 seconds:

Palin against Levi - lies

Posted by Data Babble | 9:37 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Palin's group attacks Levi Johnston for "lies" on the Tyra Banks Show:

Kathy Ireland drops 25 pounds after her 14 year-old son says she looks pregnant. Check out how she lost the weight in her new book, "Real Solutions for Busy Moms"

Meat Loaf on House

Posted by Data Babble | 8:03 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Loved Meat Loaf on House tonight! Did you?

Scientist - Gioacchino Giuliani predicted the earthquake weeks before it happened, but was in trouble with authorities for spreading panic. Wonder what the authorities are thinking now?

Driscoll Catholic High School, the Highlanders, will never play another football game as the school is closing its doors.

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=932536

F-22 fighter jet cuts

Posted by Data Babble | 2:32 PM | , | 0 comments »

Defense secretary Robert Gates is cutting many weapons including the F-22 fighter jet.

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War Horse

Posted by Data Babble | 2:29 PM | , | 0 comments »

War Horse puppets... wow these are neat!

Men Biological Clock?

Posted by Data Babble | 2:26 PM | , | 0 comments »

Do men really have a biological clock?

The original 'Schindler's List' has been found in a library in Sydney, Australia.

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We've seen the prom dress knit from duct tape. How about the duck tape tuxedo?

Sick sea turtle hospital

Posted by Data Babble | 1:24 PM | | 0 comments »

A sick sea turtle checks itself into a Florida Keys hospital. How crazy is that?

Video

Chia Obama - Walgreens

Posted by Data Babble | 9:20 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Chia Obama has been banned from Walgreen's in Florida. I guess this product doesn't fit the Walgreen's "corporate image."

Read more here: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/chia_obama_walgreens_040309

Detroit Pillow Fight

Posted by Data Babble | 8:48 AM | , | 0 comments »

Detroit police took pillows from people congregating for a pillow fight. Apparently the pillows were taken before the fight, which left some people puzzled as to why their pillows were confiscated. It's not illegal to carry a pillow through Detroit is it?

Miley Cyrus on the Academy of country music awards singing "The Climb." What do you think of her performance tonight?

Acupuncture for kids

Posted by Data Babble | 9:36 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Do you think acupuncture has merit in regards to children's health? Check out this video:


http://www.yahoo.com/s/1053917

I didn't know I was pregnant - TLC

Posted by Data Babble | 9:25 PM | , | 0 comments »

I didn't know I was pregnant on TLC tonight. This is very strange. How is it possible these women didn't know they were pregnant? Absolutely no symptoms, really? How do you think this is possible?

A 13 year-old boy from Virginia takes his family's truck loaded with supplies and a horse trailer 1300 miles to Texas. Quite amazing he made it that far.

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What an inspirational story about Joe Steffy, a 23 year old Autistic man who runs Poppin Joe's Kettle Korn. Check out his website: http://www.poppinjoes.com

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Elevator Birth

Posted by Data Babble | 3:13 PM | , | 0 comments »

Elevator Birth Story, Wow!

Rapping Flight Attendant

Posted by Data Babble | 3:12 PM | , | 1 comments »

Rapping Flight Attendant:

Denny's Free Food

Posted by Data Babble | 12:29 PM | , | 0 comments »

From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday - April 8 you can get a free "Grand Slamwich" for a friend when you order a Grand Slam for yourself. Any takers?

What breed of dog is hooch?

Posted by Data Babble | 12:16 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Turner and Hooch - Dogue de Bordeaux or a French Bull Mastiff. Find out more information about this breed here:

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/doguedebordeax.htm

how to hard boil eggs

Posted by Data Babble | 12:14 PM | , | 0 comments »

Getting ready for Easter? Follow this link to see how to hard boil eggs:

http://www.wikihow.com/Hard-Boil-an-Egg

Alex Da Silva Arrested?

Posted by Data Babble | 12:07 PM | , | 0 comments »

Alex Da Silva, choreographer on the show, "So You Think You Can Dance" has been arrested in Los Angeles for sexually assaulting four of his dance students between May 2003 and March 28th. He's being held on $3.8 million bail. Why did it take some of these student so long to come forward?


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512588,00.html

People Stop Google Car

Posted by Data Babble | 11:58 AM | , | 0 comments »

Angry English Villagers stopped the Google Street View car. One of these men was quoted as saying, "I don't have a problem with Google wanting to promote villages. What I have a problem with is the invasion of privacy, taking pictures directly into the home." Interesting. How do you feel about Google doing this?

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090403/od_afp/britainitinternetgoogleoffbeat

Elwin Hope Wilson

Posted by Data Babble | 11:03 AM | | 0 comments »

72 year old Elwin Hope Wilson, a former racist, has publicly apologized for racist actions he was responsible for earlier in his life. He was asked why he's coming forward for all the racist things he did. His response: "All I can say is that it has bothered me for years, all the bad stuff I've done...And I found out there is no way I could be saved and get to heaven and still not like blacks." Your thoughts?

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Obama - North Korea Missile

Posted by Data Babble | 10:26 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Obama condemns North Korea's missile launch by saying "This provocation underscores the need for action -- not just this afternoon at the U.N. Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons. Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished." - So what do you think will be done? Just more U.N. sanctions? Those really work...

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Titan Peeler Review

Posted by Data Babble | 9:42 PM | , , | 0 comments »

I happen to own the Titan Peeler. It does exactly what it promises, it peels. It's a great peeler, but sometimes it takes off too much of the peel and wastes too much of the vegetable/fruit. The company is a little iffy, so it's best to order in a store or through Amazon (see link below). Overall, I recommend the Titan Peeler:

Bugville Butterfly

Posted by Data Babble | 9:23 PM | , | 0 comments »

I saw a commercial for this and it seems pretty neat - the Bugville Butterfly kits.

Check out the butterfly tree house:



And the butterfly habitat panorama:

Airline passengers stranded

Posted by Data Babble | 7:53 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics - BTS, in January nearly 60 planes were stranded on the tarmac for more than 3 hours. 39 more planes diverted from their original destination were also delayed for 3 hours or more. And, 16 planes were delayed more than 10 hours because of flight diversion. Wow, these are pretty startling numbers. Have you been stranded this long? If so, how did it make you feel?

Toy Story 3

Posted by Data Babble | 7:51 PM | , | 0 comments »

Toy Story 3 is in the works!

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809266566/info

Metallica and Run-DMC are heading into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. James Hetfield of Metallica said, "It's still somewhat surreal." He really thinks it's surreal? Well deserved.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090404/ap_on_en_mu/music_rock_hall

How To Cook Asparagus

Posted by Data Babble | 6:46 PM | , | 0 comments »

How To Cook Asparagus:


Idris Herring, a social worker at a Detroit high school tackled a student carrying a sawed off shotgun. Way to go!

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Soul Car

Posted by Data Babble | 4:29 PM | , , | 0 comments »

I saw a commercial for the new Kia Soul. Looks like a pretty interesting vehicle. Here's a review: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=135626

Verizon Hub Review

Posted by Data Babble | 4:27 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Have you seen the new Verizon Hub commercial? This device looks pretty neat. Check out a review here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343031,00.asp

Spaghetti Jimmy

Posted by Data Babble | 4:25 PM | , | 2 comments »

What do you think about Spaghetti Jimmy on the Capital One commercial?

Fast & Furious' Vin Diesel's real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent. Interesting huh?

Deborah Matis-Engle was sentenced to 6 years in jail Friday by a judge in Redding, California for causing a fatal accident by speeding while texting. Do you think 6 years is long enough for such negligence?

Read more here.

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks is showing off her new haircut. Wow, that's lovely. What are your thoughts?







Image courtesy: http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/thatsreallyweek/41861/march-30-april-6-haircuts-headbangers-and-hasselhoffs/

Iowa - Gay Marriage

Posted by Data Babble | 10:42 AM | , | 0 comments »

Gay marriages are expected to start in Iowa on April 24. Really, in Iowa? What are your thoughts on this? How do you think the majority of Iowans are taking this?

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090404/ap_on_re_us/iowa_gay_marriage

Palm Springs Fire

Posted by Data Babble | 10:41 AM | , | 0 comments »

50 homes have been evacuated in Palm Springs due to a brush fire.

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Looking for a cheap scaled down laptop known as a net book laptop? Companies like AT&T are offering these laptops for $50 with a 2 year subscription to their services; however, you can purchase one of these for around $250 on Amazon. What a deal!

Check out the deals on Amazon here.

Jamie Oliver Baby

Posted by Data Babble | 9:01 AM | , , | 0 comments »

The naked chef, Jamie Oliver, and his wife Jools welcomed a baby girl early yesterday morning. Her name is Petal Blossom Rainbow. What do these celebs think when they name their kids like this?

Florida fishing license

Posted by Data Babble | 8:57 AM | , , | 2 comments »

Where can I get a Florida fishing license?

Visit: http://myfwc.com/license

Brian Dawkins is going to give his tickets to Dan Leone who was fired from his part-time job with the Philadelphia Eagles for making a negative public comment about the Eagles letting Dawkins go. Kind of ridiculous that he was fired, but Dawkins is definitely a stand up guy!

Oklahoma is very close to passing a bill that will allow pregnant women to use deadly force in protecting their unborn children. Bravo!

Read more here

170 MPG Ford

Posted by Data Babble | 11:53 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Ford Motor Company is developing a plug-in hybrid to add to its line in 2012 that may get around 170 miles per gallon - MPG. By 2012, really? I doubt this will actually happen.

President Obama mentioned in a speech that he'd like to see "a world without nuclear weapons." This would be ideal, but I think it would be dangerous for the U.S. to destroy our nuclear weapons while other countries continue to keep theirs in secrecy. How do we avoid this?

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A couple and their children, known as the Eatons, who went on the Dr. Phil show and admitted to stealing over $100,000 worth of goods is under investigation after the feds searched their home. Did this family really think they could just go on TV and admit to stealing so much stuff and it not come back to them? What were they thinking?

Read the article here

Joe Arpaio - Tough Sheriff

Posted by Data Babble | 10:18 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, is being investigated for unconstitutional immigration enforcement tactics by two House Judiciary subcommittees. Do you think Joe Arpaio is acting too tough as sheriff?

Americans on Food Stamps

Posted by Data Babble | 10:10 AM | , , | 0 comments »

More and more Americans are relying on food stamps these days - as many as 10% of Americans according to http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090403/us_nm/us_hunger_usa. I think this 1 in 10 statistic is a little conservative. I'm sure that number could easily be higher. Your thoughts?

Second Recession Coming

Posted by Data Babble | 10:07 AM | , | 0 comments »

So now it appears that the U.S. may recover too quickly from the stimulus and lead us into a second recession next year - 2010? Will it ever stop? Why does everything have to be so up and down these days? Too many people talking about too much data.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5308HW20090402

Amanda Knox displayed some strange behavior in court. Knox is accused of killing Meredith Kercher and faces life in prison if convicted. Something is clearly wrong with this girl.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512404,00.html

Jet Hit by Lightning

Posted by Data Babble | 9:29 AM | , , | 0 comments »

An Australian Virgin Blue jet was hit by lightening several times 10 minutes after it took off from Melbourne. The jet turned around and made a safe emergency landing and no one was hurt. Very scary indeed!

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So it appears as though North Korea will launch their test missile as early as this Saturday April 4. I'm curious to see how Japan will react. North Korea has said they will offer a very stern response to any country that shoots their missile down and Japan has said they will shoot it down. Seems like some bad things could happen. What do you think will happen?

What is perchlorate?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:09 AM | , , | 1 comments »

Perchlorate is a chemical found in Rocket Fuel. It may also be found in your drinking water or your child's baby formula.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA said it was toying with the idea of setting new limits on acceptable amounts of perchlorate in drinking water.

Upon checking nearly 4,000 public water supplies serving 10,000 people or more, the EPA found that about 160 of the water systems had small levels of perchlorate, while 31 had levels high enough to surpass a possible new safety level.

Read more: http://www.cdc.gov

With the ups and downs of the stock market and interest rates dropping, where should I keep my money? According to this article, I should:

Spread the money out between accounts

Shop around for higher interest rates at different banks

Keep my money close to "cash" in these weird times.

Do you think this is good advice?

Very small amounts of a chemical used in rocket fuel have been found in powdered baby formula mostly derived from cow's milk. Researchers at the CDC won't release which brands of baby formula they tested. Wonder why that is? Did all of them contain that chemical? Is it something the cows are exposed to and therefore reaches their milk? Just can't trust anything these days.

A jury has ruled that Ward Churchill was wrongly fired from the University of Colorado for comparing the 9/11 victims to Nazis. Why would he even go there? Can someone please explain Churchill's logic here?

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The 8 remaining chefs cook with King Crab tonight on Hell's Kitchen. How about Gordon Ramsey getting into it with that woman?

Mother Drugs Daughter

Posted by Data Babble | 7:28 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

A mother drugs her 13 year old daughter in an attempt to have her boyfriend impregnate her. The mother is 32 years old and unable to get pregnant. Why do these people even exist?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512223,00.html

Sweet Pea Lyrics

Posted by Data Babble | 5:40 PM | , | 0 comments »

Looking for the Sweat Pea Lyrics? Look here:

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/lee-amos/sweet-pea-18442.html

According to his lawyer, Michael Vick says he's going to be a construction worker after he's released from prison. Does he realize construction workers don't make much? - especially compared to NFL quarterbacks. Is he just trying to be normal again? I guess we'll see how this works out for him.

More information: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-vickbankruptcy&prov=ap&type=lgns

Chlorine in tap water

Posted by Data Babble | 3:30 PM | , | 0 comments »

Is chlorine in tap water dangerous to our health? How does one remove chlorine from their tap water? Apparently you just leave the water out and it'll evaporate into the air. I've also heard that faucet aerators remove a lot of it.

Here are some tips for removing chlorine from your tap water to make it taste better:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4561472_purify-chlorine-out-water-free.html

Man Swallows Scissors?

Posted by Data Babble | 3:23 PM | , | 1 comments »

A man accidently swallows scissors? How do you accidently swallow scissors? Even though they were small scissors, how do you do that? He was cleaning his teeth with scissors? Why?

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No, Keira Knightley wan't really beaten. She was just filming a violent public service announcement for domestic abuse. Knightly said about the ad, "I wanted to take part in this advert for Women's Aid because while domestic violence exists in every section of society, we rarely hear about it." Sounds like a really good cause.

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Block Cavities

Posted by Data Babble | 2:59 PM | , , | 0 comments »

BASF, a chemical company, claims to be able to block teeth cavities using bacteria. This will be a wonderful development for people everywhere. What will dentists say?

Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512206,00.html

Take your kids to the Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. They'll love the planetarium.

Visit www.tellusmuseum.org for more information.

Visit the Booth Western Art Museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. The artwork is very interesting and they have lots of activities for kids.

Check out their website: www.boothmuseum.org

How to stop smoking

Posted by Data Babble | 10:51 AM | , , | 0 comments »

With the recent tax increase in cigarettes, here are some helpful links to help you stop smoking:

www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Guide_for_Quitting_Smoking.asp

www.cdc.gov/tobacco/how2quit.htm

www.smokefree.gov

Nurse Bleach

Posted by Data Babble | 8:23 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Kimberly Saenz injected 10 patients with bleach while she worked as a nurse at a dialysis clinic in Texas. Wow, you just never know where the crazy's are. Scary stuff.

Read more here

Someone has thrown a baby car seat through the back window of octomom's (Nadya Suleman) minivan. Do you think this is legitimate or is this just another way to stay in the media's spotlight? The only ones suffering are the kids here. I'm not typically a fan of the state stepping in, but hopefully the state will step in to make sure the kids grow up well adjusted in a normal home. Anybody else just tired of seeing the circus go on?

According to a recent study, workers who surf the web while at work are 9% more productive than workers who don't. Kind of surprising huh? Do you surf the web on company time?

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Publix weekly ad

Posted by Data Babble | 8:05 AM | , | 0 comments »

Here's is a link to the Publix weekly ad:

http://specials.publix.com

http://www.publix.com

Tax Day Tea Party - April 15, 2009. Visit http://taxdayteaparty.com for more information. There has been some buzz about this lately. Will this cause accomplish anything? People these days don't stick together like they did back in the day. As long as people can put gas in their cars to get to work and buy their fast food, they're not going to put themselves at risk to change anything. I'm curious as to how this will play out on April 15.

Natalie Cole is seeking a donor kidney to avoid lifelong dialysis after suffering from kidney failure. Many fans have stepped forward to offer their kidneys. What compels people to help the famous? Would these same people donate their kidneys to a stranger in order to help their fellow man (or woman)? Ideas?


http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=402084>1=28102

Lost - The Others Save Ben

Posted by Data Babble | 9:34 PM | , , , , | 0 comments »

On Lost - With Kate's and Sawyer's help, it appears little Ben will get his wish and leave the dharma initiative for the others - to save his life. Richard saves Ben's life. Ben is an "other."

Guiding Light Canceled

Posted by Data Babble | 9:25 PM | , | 0 comments »

After 72 years on the air, the daytime soap opera Guiding Light is done. I can't really say this is a bad thing. People are changing. People's TV viewing tastes are changing. Sorry if you're a fan, but I don't think I'll be missing this one.

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Does the Mafia exist?

Posted by Data Babble | 8:10 PM | , | 0 comments »

According to the guy on "I get that a lot," no, the mafia does not exist! What a great answer. True Jersey guy there.

9 people go to ER

Posted by Data Babble | 6:52 PM | , , | 0 comments »

9 people in the Austin, Texas area are responsible for nearly 2700 emergency room visits in a span of 6 years; costing taxpayers approximately $3 million. What is wrong with people? How could you find that many reason to need to go to the ER?

Read more:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090401/ap_on_re_us/frequent_er_patients

Ryan Moats Cop Resigns

Posted by Data Babble | 4:44 PM | , , | 0 comments »

The Cop, Officer Robert Powell, who harassed Ryan Moats in Plano Texas has quit his job and offered an apology, “I still hope to speak with the Moats family to personally express my deep regret, sympathy, and to apologize for my poor judgment and unprofessional conduct.” Evidently he just got caught up in his job and took the human factor of it out. Just a sad situation all around.

Read more: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-nflplayer-stopped&prov=ap&type=lgns

Donte' Stallworth is expected to be charged with manslaughter today for driving drunk and striking and killing a pedestrian in Miami Beach last month. Please don't drink and drive. Watch out for your friends and please don't allow them to drive drunk either. It's pretty senseless for anyone to drive drunk but especially for the people that can more than afford to hire a cab.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/breaking-news/story/978852.html

A current study reveals that vegetarianism in young people can be covering up an eating disorder as "twice as many teens and nearly double the number of young adults who had been vegetarians reported having used unhealthy means to control their weight, compared with those who had never been vegetarians." Parents: keep an eye on your little vegetarian's eating habits.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20090401/hl_hsn/thedarksideofvegetarianism

Domino's Pizza Coupon Glitch

Posted by Data Babble | 2:09 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Domino's Pizza experiences a coupon glitch in their online ordering system and gives away 11,000 pizzas for free before fixing the problem. If users entered the coupon code "bailout" they received a free one-topping pizza. Seems like a lot people got pizzas before they could get the problem resolved. Probably due to all the "deal" sites out there propagating the coupon code.

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UCSD University of California - San Diego accidentally sent an admissions acceptance email to nearly 29,000 students in error. Were you one of the students that received one of these emails?

Read more here

Man Chokes on Fish

Posted by Data Babble | 12:20 PM | , | 0 comments »

A California man dies after choking on a fish he put in his mouth as a joke in front of school children. How does this happen? No one was able to remove the fish from his throat and prevent his death? I really wonder about things like this. Here's a link to more information. Does anyone know more details?

Atlanta Georgia Drought

Posted by Data Babble | 12:09 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Apparently metro Atlanta - Georgia is out of the short term drought, but experts warns about the long term drought that could still very well be a problem for Georgia residents this summer. Lake Lanier is still down about 11 feet. For most, conserving water never hurts anyway.

Angie Harmon defends Bristol's pregnancy and goes on to say how Republicans or more understanding. I'm assuming she means more understanding that Democrats are? Angie sure is pretty outspoken these days.

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Prison inmates in Brazil have devised a way to smuggle cell phones into prison by attaching the phones to carrier pigeons.  I wonder where/how they charge the phones once they have them.  Or are they a one time use type of thing?  Maybe they send the phones back on the pigeons to be charged?

Read more about this here

15 hospital workers for OctoMom - Nadya Suleman have been fired for looking at her medical records without permission. Wonder if these workers were hired by magazines or other news agencies to find information? Not a smart move here by these workers.

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Lost - Kate Saves Ben

Posted by Data Babble | 9:42 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

On tonight's Lost, Kate tries to save Ben's life. She also starts opening up and telling the truth about Aaron.

Check out some great Lost Deals on Amazon.

John McCain is seeking a Presidential Pardon for Jack Johnson, America's first black heavyweight boxer. Johnson was convicted for having a relationship with a white woman back in 1913. Johnson died in 1946. Wow, we've really come a long way in this country. What an absolutely ridiculous crime.

Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090401/ap_on_go_co/boxing_pardon

Stevie Nicks has recently reported that she's dropped 60 pounds just in time for her 60th birthday. She attributes this to a product called the Power Plate. The Power Plate
runs in the thousands of dollars. Check out some cheaper alternatives to the Power Plate my3 Vibration Training Machine:

Body Energizer Vibration Machine and Massager (Black) (43''H x 18''W x 17''D)

Sunny Health & Fitness Body Energizer

Chinese - Kill Weapon

Posted by Data Babble | 8:31 AM | , | 0 comments »

The Chinese have apparently developed a weapon that could destroy a U.S. naval carrier with a single strike. They're calling it the "kill weapon." This is definitely some scary stuff here.

Read more here

North Korea says it will shoot down any U.S. spy planes that enter their airspace. They say they will send a communications satellite into orbit between April 4 and April 8. Is anyone else concerned about what their real motives here are?

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David Blaine's next stunt? Hanging upside down for 60 hours.

Snow Passes Bud Light

Posted by Data Babble | 9:39 PM | | 0 comments »

Chinese Snow beer surpasses Bud Light in being the worlds top selling beer. Maybe because the Chinese population is soaring?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,511935,00.html

Maurice Jones - Sorry note hit and run

Posted by Data Babble | 9:34 PM | 5 comments »

A sorry note was left with the victim of a fatal hit and run accident in Texas. Just terrible. I hope they catch this person.

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Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music. Adam Lambert on American Idol. Check out the video:

Scott MacIntyre's hair was rockin about as much as he was tonight on American Idol!

Danny did Rascal Flatts justice tonight on American Idol. Check out this great band here.

Bob Marley - Good Loving

Posted by Data Babble | 7:54 PM | | 0 comments »

American Idol, not so good loving for Megan Joy.

Grateful Nation - Montana: What a great organization for a great cause. Check out their website:

http://www.gratefulnationmontana.com

Kidney Stones in Kids

Posted by Data Babble | 6:46 PM | , , | 0 comments »

As seen on NBC Nightly News: Kidney stones are showing up more and more in young children these days. Apparently caused by their diet. The most at risk children seem to be girls aged 8 to 12 who don't drink a lot of water. Make sure your kids eat a well balanced diet and drink plenty of water and stay away from soft drinks.

Miss Universe Gitmo

Posted by Data Babble | 2:57 PM | , | 0 comments »

22 year old, reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza recently described Guantanamo Bay as fun and relaxing - according to her blog. Read her blog for more details.

Man dies playing Wii Fit

Posted by Data Babble | 2:11 PM | , | 0 comments »

A 25 year old British man collapsed and died while playing Wii Fit. Apparently he suffered from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. What a scary thing.

Read more here: http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/25-year-old-man-dies-after-playing-wii-fit/1300866

Ford - GM Make Car Payment

Posted by Data Babble | 11:21 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Both Ford and GM are introducing buyer assurance programs similar to Hyundai.  They'll make your car payments if you lose your job.  Wonder where they'll get the money for this.  Oh yeah, us!

Read more about this

The question of the year: Should I invest in the stock market now?  Or better yet, should I get back into the stock market now?  According to some analysts, now is the perfect time to invest.  You're probably wishing you had that crystal ball, just like I am. 

Read more about the market:http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/learn-how-to-invest/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-invest.aspx

Market at bottom?

Posted by Data Babble | 10:16 AM | , , , , | 0 comments »

Has the market reached the bottom?  Some think we may be very close to the bottom if we haven't already reached it.  Very good news indeed, but I'm somewhat skeptical. We did have a rally of some sort on wall street last week. 

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Wii Tennis - Sega

Posted by Data Babble | 9:42 AM | , , , , | 0 comments »

Amazon is running a great deal on Sega Superstars Tennis at only $5.90 plus free super saver shipping on orders over $25.

Weird Al Yankovic - Weasel Stomping Day. Does this surprise you?

Wii Music - $29.98 Amazon

Posted by Data Babble | 8:32 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Get a copy of Wii Music
for $29.98. It also ships free with super saver shipping.

Download R.O.O.T.S. [Explicit]
today only at the Amazon MP3 store for $4!  You get a 14-track album - DRM free. As seen on American Idol tonight!

Master's degree in Facebook?

Posted by Data Babble | 8:18 AM | | 0 comments »

Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom - U.K. is set to offer master's degrees in Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.  Ok, why?

Can Mars Support Life?

Posted by Data Babble | 8:13 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Apparently there is evidence that the surface of Mars has or had the components necessary to support life.  I'm not sure about this "has" or "had."  It either does or it doesn't - which is it?  What about water?

Read more at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20090330/sc_space/mosthabitablezoneonmarsrevealed

North Korea Nuclear Weapons

Posted by Data Babble | 8:09 AM | , , | 0 comments »

So it is believed that North Korea has several nuclear warheads with the possibility of being mounted to missiles for transport.  I'm sure this has nothing to do with the missile test they want to run early next month.  They're only testing a satellite... right.

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Find a doctor using DocFinder

Posted by Data Babble | 9:28 PM | | 0 comments »

Find a doctor using the DocFinder system. Just choose your state to begin your search for a doctor.

Valerie Azlynn played ashley on the big bang theory - March 30

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Azlynn

Wonder why Penny was wearing a Hillary 2008 shirt on the Big Bang Theory. Thoughts?

What about Penny's little blue dress? Bill's idea??

Geico Commercial Song

Posted by Data Babble | 6:48 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me

Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

Posted by Data Babble | 6:46 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Lil Wayne - Prom Queen. New rock star?

Tonight (March 30) on The Big Bang Theory, Penny develops a rivalry with another pretty woman who moves into the apartments. Wonder how Leonard will react...

41 Pound Cat

Posted by Data Babble | 5:01 PM | | 0 comments »

41 pound cat, wow...

Here's a great article about College Admissions waitlists.

Great comment from the article: "I had one mother last year who called me every single day for two months, sometimes multiple times a day,” says an admissions officer at an Ivy League school. “I finally had to say, ‘Your son is not getting in and you may wish to seek psychiatric help for yourself.’”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-03-30/dirty-secrets-of-college-waitlists/

Romney 2012

Posted by Data Babble | 4:41 PM | | 0 comments »

Is Mitt Romney working towards the 2012 presidential election? I don't know about you, but I really don't want to start thinking about the coming election in 2012.

Fake fingernails infection

Posted by Data Babble | 4:10 PM | | 0 comments »

Current research finds that artificial fingernails - even after removal can increase the risk of fungal infection.

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Angie Harmon and Obama

Posted by Data Babble | 2:38 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Angie Harmon has come out publicly and stated that she is not a racist just because she disagrees with President Obama.  Harmon states, "Here's my problem with this, I'm just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist."

Harmon is a fashion model, television and film actress. She best known for her roles on Baywatch Nights and Law & Order.

Read more.


Michigan Car Dealership Fight

Posted by Data Babble | 2:33 PM | | 0 comments »

Several fights erupted at a Michigan car dealership on the same day the employees were informed that the dealership was closing.  Sad times we're living in. 

Read more about this incident here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,511498,00.html

Good Paying Jobs

Posted by Data Babble | 2:26 PM | | 0 comments »

Good paying jobs that are in demand would be great these days huh?  Here are a few job ideas:

Accountant
Computer Support Specialist
Mechanic
Paramedic
Teacher

Read more about the demand for these jobs and average pay here.

3 year old falls out window

Posted by Data Babble | 8:13 AM | | 0 comments »

A three year old toddler in San Antonio, Texas fell out of a window and landed 3 storys down. Her current condition is unknown. Where were the parents? Hope this little girl is ok.

What kind of Chardonnay did the two gentleman order on tonight's episode of the Celebrity Apprentice?

Apparently it was Acacia Chardonnay

Find and Compare Hospitals

Posted by Data Babble | 9:25 PM | | 0 comments »

Find information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions and view results from a survey of patients concerning how they feel about the quality of care they received during their hospital stay.

Find and compare hospitals with this great government resource:

http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Tiger Woods Real Name

Posted by Data Babble | 9:22 PM | , | 0 comments »

Tiger Woods' real name is Eldrick Woods. Wow, what a name!

Lebron James' amazing mid court shot on 60 minutes tonight:

Urban Coyotes Attack

Posted by Data Babble | 8:01 PM | | 0 comments »

Coyotes are increasing coverage in urban areas at an alarming rate. People are getting more and more fearful of these wild animals. The only reported fatal coyote attack occured in California in the 1980s. Please be cautious and keep an extra close eye on your children.

A gunman opened fire killing 8 people in a Carthage, North Carolina (60 miles from Raleigh) nursing home. What a tragedy... Wonder what the motive was here. I suppose we'll find out in the days to come.

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Toxic Toads

Posted by Data Babble | 1:45 PM | , | 0 comments »

Thousands of toxic toads have been killed in Australia by the people that hate them. They've been turned into fertilizer and used in the soil by the farmers that have hated them. These toads can grow up to 8 inches in length!

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090329/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_toad_day_out

On tonights Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, racers will pose with tigers and get foot massages from an elephant. Will anybody break under the pressure tonight? Who's going home or will it be another non-elimination round?

The celebrities on The Apprentice - Donald Trump - tonight will be working as hoteliers at a high class hotel. How will the team leaders handle the project tonight. Things are bound to get out of control. Who do you think will be going home?

It is reported that Ashley Biden, daughter of Vice President Joe Biden, has been caught on tape snorting cocaine. The video is going to be sold and released to the public soon. Seems like a scam to me... think this was really her?

Greater swiss mountain dog

Posted by Data Babble | 11:06 AM | | 0 comments »

Check out some helpful resources about this wonderful dog breed - Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs:

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Information and Pictures

http://www.akc.org/breeds/greater_swiss_mountain_dog/index.cfm

Is Michael Sarver from American Idol headed back to the oil rig? Apparently he doesn't want to go back to being a roughneck on the oil rig and ruin his chances of touring with American Idol by getting hurt. It is very dangerous occupation. I can't say that I blame him!

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Smoking Tax

Posted by Data Babble | 10:29 AM | , | 0 comments »

In an effort to increase income for children's health care, many smokers will be paying an additional 62 cents per cigarette pack starting this wednesday. I think this is all just an effort to get people to stop smoking. I don't smoke, I dislike smoke very much so this tax will not affect me. I am all for helping childen though! What are your thoughts? Do you smoke, how will this affect your habit?

Pet Insurance

Posted by Data Babble | 9:55 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Is pet insurance a good idea? Pets are very expensive these days. As our pets get older, it's very worrisome financially for many of us. Pets are part of our family and deserve the best care, but sometimes it's very hard to shell out thousands of dollars for surgeries and procedures on aging pets. Check out http://www.petinsurance.com to see if pet insurance is right for your pet and your budget.

Cheap Prom Dresses

Posted by Data Babble | 9:51 PM | , | 0 comments »

Prom can be an expensive endeavor for young women these days. Here are some helpful resources for finding cheap prom dresses this year:

http://www.edressme.com/promdress.html


http://alldresses.com/

http://www.promgirl.com/shop/closeouts

Stress preventing weight loss?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:42 PM | , | 0 comments »

Apparently, stress can make it difficult for people to lose weight. So if your stress is related to your weight, I think you could be in a tough spot. I think stress isn't well understood by doctors and causes many health problems. Sometimes it's even difficult to know when you're stressed. In our fast paced society, it's often difficult to realize we are stressed.

Here are some helpful tips on reducing stress.

Walmart closing Vision Lab

Posted by Data Babble | 9:36 PM | | 0 comments »

Walmart is laying off 650 workers by closing one of its vision labs. I initially thought they were closing all their vision labs in each store, but that's not the case - I'm sure there's more than 650 workers in all labs. They are merely closing one of their vision labs in Ohio that processes eyewear orders.

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Ultrasound before Abortion?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:23 PM | | 0 comments »

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius signs a bill making it mandatory for women to see an ultrasound of their baby before having an abortion. Abortion is a very tricky subject, but having seen my babies heartbeats at 6 weeks, I am pro-life. It's gets tricky for women that have been sexually assaulted - that has to be a horrible decision to make. I think this bill is a good thing and I think it will sway many women to keep their babies and give them up for adoption. I really feel for the women faced with such tough decisions.

Read more about this here.

$10,000 Car - Nissan Versa

Posted by Data Babble | 9:14 PM | | 0 comments »

The 2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 is being offered in the U.S. for $10,000. At least it's a Nissan. Would you buy it? Why or why not?

Some resources on the new Nissan Versa:

http://www.nissanusa.com/versa/

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/auto/index.html

Nissan Versa Reviews

3 Mile Island - Nuclear Energy

Posted by Data Babble | 8:17 PM | , | 0 comments »

30 years after the 3 Mile Island accident, people are now reconsidering Nuclear Energy as a safe energy resource. What are your thoughts? Is nuclear energy safe and should the industry be expanded in the U.S.? How is nuclear waste handled?

Hofstra University Students Arrested

Posted by Data Babble | 8:11 PM | | 0 comments »

Long Island's, Hofstra University students were arrested on drug and weapons charges after storming other students' dorm rooms looking for drugs. What are kids studying these days - The Sopranos?

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,511237,00.html

Have you been affected by a natural disaster? My family has personally experienced a total loss to a hurricane. Visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov for immediate natural disaster relief if you've been affected by a hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, or storm damage. Take the questionnaire here.

annualcreditreport.com is your real source for a free credit report. There are many imitators that claim to offer free credit reports, but annualcreditreport.com is the real one. Just choose your state to begin your free annual credit report search. You are entitled to a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the national consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

govbenefits.gov is your complete source for all U.S. government benefits with references on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Take the benefits questionnaire here.

Topsy Turvy Tomato Reviews

Posted by Data Babble | 9:54 AM | , | 0 comments »



Check out the reviews for the Topsy Turvy Tomato planter at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Felknor-Ventures-82506-Upside-Down-Planter/product-reviews/B0001WYNP0/ref=dp_db_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Laundry basket workout

Posted by Data Babble | 9:47 AM | | 0 comments »

Try the new laundry basket exercise routine for stay at home moms (or dads). No time for the gym? Get a better workout while doing the day to day chores.

Some exercises include:

Laundry basket squat - hold the full laundry basket and a regular squat
Laundry basket press - place the laundry basket on the floor and do a normal pushup
Laundry detergent curls - hold 2 laundry detergent bottles and curl them
Mop lunge - mop the floor while doing a lunge

Financial Infidelity - Bonnie Weil

Posted by Data Babble | 9:40 AM | | 0 comments »

As seen on CBS news this morning:

For people married less than 1 year:

20% of men admit to having an affair, while 15% of women. Weil sites the reasons for this might be intimacy issues.

Check out the book Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker by Bonnie Eaker Weil.



The Freedom Tower (the skyscraper to replace the World Trade Center) is now going to be named One World Trade Center? What are you thoughts on this?

Read more here

As seen on the today show. I highly recommend Jean Chatzky and her book "The Difference"



http://www.jeanchatzky.com/category/books-and-more/

The ShamWow Guy

Posted by Data Babble | 8:29 AM | | 0 comments »

Does anyone find this sham wow guy as annoying as I do?

What women want

Posted by Data Babble | 8:27 AM | | 0 comments »

What do womean want? These days - your guess is as good as mine...

Guacamole Recipe

Posted by Data Babble | 8:22 AM | , | 0 comments »

The key to good guacamole is keeping it fresh. Use a little bit of acid like lemon juice to keep the vibrant green color. I've never had much luck with the season packets - always tend to give the dip a bitter flavor. Keep it simple, eat it soon after making. Here's a recipe. Add a bit of sour cream to really make it creamy.

Use this great resource from the USDA to locate a farmers market in your state:

http://apps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets

Local produce is so much better!

Here's a great BAC calculator offered by the University of Oklahoma:

http://www.ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm

College students - Use these tools and be safe out there. Put some hypothetical numbers in the calculator and estimate your BAC. The graphs and text below the calculator also offer some great information.

Or you could just buy this.

Shane McConkey dies in skiing accident

Posted by Data Babble | 9:41 PM | 0 comments »

39 year old Shane McConkey, sponsored by Red Bull, died performing a stunt in Italy. Apparently his parachute malfunctioned in mid air. Shane leaves behind a wife and a 3 year old daughter. Very sad news indeed.

Read more here: http://sports.yahoo.com/ski/news?slug=ap-basejump-death&prov=ap&type=lgns

The Conficker Internet Worm is expected to manifest itself on April 1, 2009. Be sure to run a virus scan on all your windows based computers. Here are some helpful resources for free virus scanners:

Free AVG download

Free Trend HouseCall

U.S. Government Web Portal

Posted by Data Babble | 9:28 PM | | 0 comments »

I came across this helpful U.S. government portal site and found it quite interesting as I didn't know it existed:

http://www.usa.gov

It's a portal for numerous government services. The consumer guides page is quite extensive and contains a lot of valuable information. Check it out here: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Consumer_Safety.shtml

King Curtis on Wife Swap

Posted by Data Babble | 8:33 PM | | 3 comments »

King Curtis - what a crazy kid. Talk about a personality. How many chicken nuggets do you think he eats in a typical day?

To participate in this Earth Hour cause, just turn off your lights on March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. your local time. Many businesses and major attractions will be taking part in this earth friendly act in an effort to conserve energy.

Conserve!

Read more here: http://green.yahoo.com/blog/greenpicks/236/flick-your-switch-off-for-earth-hour.html

Seven year old Morgan McCracken was hit in the head with a baseball and seemed fine afterwards. Her parents put ice on the injury and she seemed fine for 2 days. Apparentely she had the same injury as Natasha Richardson. Sure enough, Morgan came down with a bad headache so her parents took her to the hospital.

Read more.

How is your state faring? My home state of Georgia is experiencing an unemployment rate of 9.3% - an all time high for Georgia.

Read more about U.S. unemployment here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090327/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/state_unemployment

3 day potty training?

Posted by Data Babble | 11:29 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Is this really possible? For more information, read 3 day potty training. The site has that typical really long ad type feel to it. I'm always amazed at how much content people can write on these types of pages. I suppose it is worth looking into.

Buy a Weather Radio

Posted by Data Babble | 11:24 AM | , , | 0 comments »

With Spring storms quickly approaching, it's a good idea to purchase a weather radio. Here's a deal on one from Newegg.

Japan is preparing to shoot down a missile that North Korea has said it will launch between April 4-8.  N Korea claims the missile only contains a communications satellite, but many countries (including the US and Japan) fear they may be testing long range missile technology to possibly send a nuclear weapon out one day.  Japanese military authorities have already given the go ahead to shoot down any missiles that come near them.  The scary thing is "North Korea has warned that it will retaliate against any country attempting to intercept the satellite by restarting its nuclear development program."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510940,00.html


28 year old T.I. (Clifford Harris) has been sentenced to a year and one day on weapons charges.  He'll have to report to prison within 30 to 60 days.  I guess his MTV show didn't help his cause much. 

Limb Regeneration?

Posted by Data Babble | 9:49 AM | 0 comments »

The pentagon has invested over $500,000 in a research grant in efforts to regenerate limbs for soldiers.  Initially they're looking to re-grow fingers. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510824,00.html


Content Management

Posted by Data Babble | 8:55 AM | , | 0 comments »

Here are some different types of content management systems - CMS:

drupal

opensource cms

opencms

joomla

Petsmart coupons

Posted by Data Babble | 8:42 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Save some money on your pet supplies at Petsmart this weekend:

$15 off $50 purchase
$10 off $40 purchase
$5 off $25 purchase

Valid through 3/29/09 for in-store purchases only.

Get the coupons here.

Smokey Robinson was born February 19, 1940. This makes him 69 years old. If you caught him on American Idol last night... you would have noticed that he's doing quite well for being almost 70 years old. He sang great with Joss Stone.

Read more about Smokey here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Robinson

Skype offers unlimited calling

Posted by Data Babble | 8:16 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Skype offers unlimited calling VOIP service for as low as $2.95 per month. This is a good option for people that use cellphones as their primary phone. Just sign up for Skype and use it rather than your cellphone while at home. You even get your own phone number that people can call you at. Check out the plans here.