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Verizon Teams With Google On Cell Phones, Google Voice

Verizion, the nation's largest cell phone service, announced Tuesday morning it is teaming up with Google to develop phones using the search giant's Android mobile software platform.

Verizion Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said on a conference call it will introduce two new Android phones this year. He also said the products would carry Google Voice, a calling service that aggregates phone numbers and forwards calls. Google Voice does not operate on Apple's iPhone, a fact that has been the subject of scrutiny at the Federal Communications Commission.

"You either have an open device or not, and this will be open," McAdams said.

By Cecilia Kang  |  October 6, 2009; 2:05 PM ET  | Category:  Cecilia Kang
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TO: C. Kang -- Off-topic but timely...


* What's NASA Got Against the Man in the Moon? Or Do They Just like to Blow Stuff Up?

* What About the Moonlight? Will It Go Dim?

* Should POTUS Intervene to Save "The Light By the Silvery Moon"?


That's the number of days until NASA sends a projectile crashing into the moon, causing a massive explosion expected to send a six-mile-high plume of debris -- visible from Earth -- into the lunar atmosphere (or is it a vacuum-a-sphere?)

The stated reason for the "Mythbuster"-like exercise: To determine if there's a substantial amount of water on the Moon.

Question for NASA scientists who may happen by here:

Is this really the best way to divine for H2O? Don't we have less destructive ways to do this? Or is this just a cover story to cloak the real reason for this lunar fireworks display?

What's the explosive trigger? Is this actually some sort of a microwave or laser or plasma or particle beam directed energy weapons test -- a doomsday weapon?

It's been eons since the last massive lunar impact. Will this NASA adventure dim the moonlight? And for how long? Should they be messing with "Earth's Night-light" like this?

Who is to say that this explosion might not cause a fracture in the lunar surface that could trigger a massive "moonquake" -- possibly enough to affect the lunar axial rotation, nudging the moon out of its orbit and perhaps causing the sphere to lose orbital velocity, sending the orb on a collision course with the Earth? If not soon, sometime much sooner than would would have been predicted by astrophysics?

Okay, I know... this sounds ridiculous. I'm no astrophysicist. But how much does NASA really know about the plate tectonics of the moon? Who's to say this explosion might not trigger some unanticipated consequences?

Didn't someone wisely say, "Don't mess with Mother Nature?" I am being serious here! Inquiring minds want to know...

Got links, anyone? This one does not answer the question, but raises similar concerns:

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 6, 2009 3:54 PM

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