Archive for June, 2011

Telemarketing Scam

by on Jun.30, 2011, under Personal

For the past few months I have been getting phone calls on my cell phone from some alleged credit protection to lower credit card debt.

I have no interest so I requested removal. They called again from a different phone number – sneaky. What troubles me is that I am on the national Do Not Call list. Cell phones are covered. The most recent time they called, I asked why they kept calling when I asked them not to call. The person on the phone said “fuck you” then hung up on me.

Here is what I know do far: the phone numbers they use are 207-493-2624 from Carabou, ME and 406-219-2951 from Bozeman, MT. The name they used in my case is Consumer Debt. The names of some of the people making the calls are Ashley Martin – the only one I know with a last name. The others are Robin and Keisha.

If you get a call from these phone numbers or anyone from Consumer Debt, be cautious. These folks feel the Do Not Call law does not apply to them. They are foul mouthed when you request removal from their list.

Would you give people like this your financial information? I hope not! It’s a scam. Beware!!!

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Free Live Lunar Eclipse Webcast from Bareket Observatory June 15, 2011

by on Jun.11, 2011, under Astronomy

A free, live webcast from Bareket Observatory in Israel will feature the total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011.
This relatively rare central eclipse — meaning the moon will pass near the center of Earth’s shadow — promises to be longer and darker than usual. A similar eclipse will not occur until 2018. This should be one of the most spectacular lunar eclipses in the last years!

This special webcast takes place from 17.00 – 23.00 UTC (GMT) June 15, 20.00 – 02.00 Israel local time.
* For more information : visit the Live Lunar eclipse page (you’ll be automatically transfered to the live images, during the event):

Try your luck in real hands on Lunar-eclipse experiments!
We invite you to discover the Moon during the eclipse using hands on eclipse activities.
Conduct your own science projects using the live lunar eclipse feed !

Participants are invited to share the results of their projects on the website of partner Astronomers Without Borders or via their Facebook account at the live event web page.
For more information visit:
Astronomers without borders (AWB) website

Latest observatory news :
* Watch video of a recent Bareket Observatory program on the ‘NASA Deep Space webcast’

* We are pleased to announce the launch of the Astro-Edu network, a free state-of-the-art astronomy education database for teachers, students and the general public.
Among the goals of AStro-Edu is increased communication and understanding within the population of the Middle East using astronomy as the catalyst. Astro-Edu net can be translated to more than 60 different languages using the integrated translation module (move your cursor over the flag in the upper left to translate the materials).
Visit Astro-Edu at

Best regards,
Bareket observatory, Israel

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