Free Rice!!!

This is pretty cool.  Its a vocabulary building game called Free Rice.  As you play the game, small advertisements are seen below and those companies pay to the Non-Profit running Free Rice.  The non-profit uses this money to by 10 grains of rice for every word you get right and donates them to third world countries.  Its a cool game and a great way to help out others.

http://freerice.com/index.php

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Please Help My Eco-Friendly Business

I do not like to beg, and I know not everyone on here considers me a friend.  But I will beg because I know not what else to do.  This is damaging to my pride but I need help.  My wife and I run a company called Weather Warners. http://weatherwarners.com/ We send Tornado Alerts to your phone and publish a global warming e-zine.  In fact, I started this business because we care about people.

Well the banks don't.  Our credit is still good, but the Small Business Administration considers our business "speculative".  In other words, no loan.  Actually, one banker said I was crazy to think he would invest in "liberal propaganda".  Bank of America and the like control this country.  They pick and choose who succeeds, not you.  Unless you help.

I have posted a link to a Paypal terminal where you can donate to help us fund our business.  Here it is: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd =_flow&SESSION=cbCyVLyjED12m7jGvnvbS Br373AScB6IwVUNP7GjFOVBGZJQvI5oyX1QgOnfj fZ8hPUesW&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f9 41d8253416939c6057d1d6643efcf2af0c35fa53 e9f308f Click "Send Money" and type in val1276@yahoo.com in the send money field along with your e-mail address in the "from" section.  I want to let you know that everyone who donates will get the service and magazine for free, regardless of the amount you donate.  I know I should not beg but I don't know what to do.  You can go to our site and see that our business is legitimate and worthy.  I am trying very hard to save our business but hopes are fading.

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Senate snags ahead for 100 Hours bills

A Hill piece tomorrow looks at the way the Senate reception for the 100 Hours legislation is shaping up.

Inevitably, the cats are proving hard to herd. Including the chief catherd himself.

On the minimum wage bill, for instance, Nancy will probably pass a nice clean bill. On the Senate side, though,

Republicans [] are seeking tax and regulatory sweeteners for businesses to ease the impact of a phased wage hike to $7.25 per hour. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has indicated that he will back the business breaks, remarking last week that a filibuster-proof margin for a stand-alone minimum wage increase may be achievable, but, "I'm not sure I want to do that."

However, the committee with jurisdiction, HELP (!), has both its chairman (Kennedy) and ranking member (Enzi) opposing adding the sweeteners!

Other 100 Hours bills are similarly set up for a magical mystery tour around the Senate labyrinth.

I sense interesting times ahead.

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