I love the idea of customizing cell phones for seniors. It is so annoying that they are often the target of over-priced landlines and other monthly service fees.
Here are some cell phones made specifically for seniors: big buttons, big displays, and not-so-fragile.
Read the full article – The 5 Best Cell Phones For Senior Citizens
// Thx to Stephanie Van Pelt
The debate goes much deeper than who received money, but these numbers are still important:
In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill, it fell short of the 60 needed. The only two Republicans to break rank were Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).
A Think Progress Green analysis shows:
- The 47 senators voting against the bill have received $23,582,500 in career contributions from oil and gas. The 51 senators voting to repeal oil tax breaks have received $5,873,600.
Democrats who joined the Republicans in defeating the bill include Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Jim Webb (D-VA).
The oil industry also spent over $146,000,000 on lobbying last year.
55 percent of Americans want to see the subsidies stopped.
Thx to Justin Bacon
Now the fellas…
Frank Rossitano (30 Rock)
It’s like the dolphins knew there were people around and they wanted to play with us, or put on a show…