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1/11/11 11:11 am EST
This is the moment Verizon made the wish come true for its wireless users who, since 2007 are wanting to enjoy the cool of the iPhone trend.

On Tuesday, Verizon announced in a press conference in New York City that it will begin selling Apple’s iPhone which will be available from February 10 according to the Apple Website.
COO Lowell McAdam, said that Verizon will carry the same iPhone 4 AT&T has only it will be connecting on the CDMA network instead of GSM.

As an AT&T Valued costumer I doubt I will switch to Verizon, but how about T-mobile and Sprint Subscribers?
I know a lot of people always complain about the iPhone and come up with a lot of excuses to convince themselves it is not a good phone, but mostly these excuses come from envying the iPhone owners wishing they can break their contract and join the lucky ones on the AT&T network…
But now with the major event and the end of the Exclusivity contract between Apple and AT&T, more people have the chance to get the infamous iPhone.

Now the question is, which network will you switch to (or remain with) to enjoy the iPhone experience?  Is it going to be AT&T or Verizon?

First lets take a quick look and compare the devices offered by each network.

AT&T iPhone Verizon iPhone
Network supported GSM 850/900/1,800/1,900; HSDPA 850/900/1,900/2,100 CDMA 850/1,900; EV-DO Rev. A
Simultaneous use of voice and data Yes No
Mobile hot-spot No Yes, up to five wi-fi devices
Price $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB
Data plan $15 for 200MB; $25 for 2GB; $45 for 2GB plus tethering Unknown yet.
Colors Black and white. Availability of white model is said to be this spring. Black and white. Availability of white model is also said to be this spring, according to a Verizon spokesperson.

The table above simply tells us the following:

1- GSM means Faster 3G network, CDMA means slower 3G, and remember iPhone 4 doesn’t support 4G network.

2- GSM means SIM card, CDMA means no SIM card;  That means with GSM you have the freedom to insert in it any SIM card (You will need to Jailbreak your device), and even though the iPhone 4 has the mini SIM, converters and adapters are all over the internet and you get them for few bucks.

3- Let’s say you’re the successful business man, and you are traveling and here’s your agent on the phone telling you about a link with some interesting information you need to look at right now!  With AT&T iPhone you can put him on Speaker, open safari and here it is, this is called simultaneous use of voice and data, unfortunately you will not be able to enjoy this feature with the Verizon iPhone, you may say you never really use this feature, well you might be right, but it is a MISSING feature.

4- The Hot Spot feature is really cool, The CDMA iPhone will be running iOS 4.2.5 and has the Personal Hotspot option built into the Settings section, not as a third-party app on the desktop.  Verizon hadn’t said how much extra the Hotspot will cost, if at all. It already has a tethering plan in place that costs $20 per month for 2GB of sharing.  I will leave to you to judge on this feature though…

5- We will only wait to see what type of Data plan will Verizon offer to its iPhone users.  Will they offer an unlimited plan?

In the end each user will be the judge and make his/her decision, I know a lot of people who are Android users, and they complain about having to carry their iPod and phone all the times, and they are looking forward to have the iPhone so they can have both in one.

From the people I talked to, none of the AT&T costumers said they were willing to leave AT&T to Verizon, however to a lot of Verizon existing users, today was a waited day for years, and their dream came true.
We will wait and see how things will turn out for the Verizon Network and what kind of service will be offered.

No doubt AT&T and Verizon will face a major competition both of them offering the iPhone, the question remains will T-mobile and Sprint be next?
Leave your comments below and let us know what you think?


I think the generation that uses the iPhone most, is our kids generation.
If you have kids you know exactly what I am talking about.

You’ll be visiting with your friends, at a restaurant eating, or on a long trip in the car, or even at church and your kid seems like the loudest, we all go in such moments, and we want something to keep them occupied.

Thank God for the iPhone and the iPod touch.

I tried to see out of the tons of apps I downloaded which ones are the ones my kids play the most, and thought I’s share them with you.

1- Cut the Rope lite: This is one the best applications to keep your kids occupied  for a long time.
They will be  love feeding that Green Frog the candy hanging on the rope, the trick is how and when to cut the rope so the candy makes its way to the frog’s mouth.  Helps building skills as well, through the outstanding physics, and the tricky levels combined with colorful visuals.


2- Fruit Ninja lite: Simple game yet very addictive.  All you need to do is swipe the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior.
You can unlock new blades and different backgrounds.  Very sharp graphics and colors.


3- Barbie® I can be: If you have a girl she will fall in love with this application.  Help Barbie make a Pizza, roll out the dough, layer on your favorite sauces and cheeses with just a rub of your finger.  Add the toppings, including the frensh fries and pickles!
Take the puppy to the Vet, brush her fur, put bandages, and make the puppy happy!
Visit the BAkery and make some delectable cupcake, and decorate them with lots of frosting and tasty toppings.


4- TuTu Train – Kids Lite: This is a simple 2D racing game, featuring old school music and graphics.  A two wagons train loaded with coal.  Help the train get past the tracks in the game as fast as possible, there is a forwards button a backwards button and the middle button sounds Horn. My son loves it and enjoy sounding the Horn TuTu…


5- Doodle Buddy – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – it’s Addictive! This game can be for all ages, and replaces most of the papers and crayons and saves you all the frustration from cleaning after your kids, and washing the walls, the doors and all the surfaces they are not supposed to draw on.
Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps.  the stamps are so much fun since each stamp make a sound of the character it represents.

This was my simple list for today, hopefully it was useful to you and help you keep your kids or yourself occupied !

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Have a great day!


I received this email stating that I will be saying “I DIDN’T KNOW THAT AT LEAST 5 TIMES”

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .

Amazon

The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is  not owned by any country..
Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers  Antarctica .
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh  water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is  essentially a desert;
the average yearly total precipitation is about  two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it,  ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
with an  absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

Brazil

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other  way around.

Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world  combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village  ‘.

Chicago

Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish  population in the world.

Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the  designation M-1, so named because it was the first paved road  anywhere.

Damascus , Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of  thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC,making it the  oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul , Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the  world located on two continents.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles ‘ full name is:
El Pueblo de  Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula — and can be  abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

New York City

The term ‘The Big Apple’ was coined by touring  jazz musicians of the 1930s
who used the slang expression ‘apple’ for  any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City is to play the  big time – The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York  City than in Dublin , Ireland ;more Italians in New York  City than in Rome , Italy ;and more Jews in New York City than  in Tel Aviv , Israel .

Ohio

There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio ,  every one is manmade.

Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is  Pitcairn in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq.  km.

Rome

The first city to reach a population of 1 million  people was Rome , Italy in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on  every continent.

Siberia

Siberia contains more than 25% of the world’s  forests.

S.M.O.M.

The actual smallest sovereign entity in the  world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
It is  located in the city of Rome , Italy ,has an area of two tennis  courts and, as of 2001, has a population of 80 — 20 less people  than the Vatican ..It is a sovereign entity under international  law, just as the Vatican is.

Sahara Desert

In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named  Tidikelt , Algeria ,which did not receive a drop of rain for ten  years. Technically though, the driest place on Earth is in the  valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island . There has been no rainfall  there for two million years.

Spain

Spain literally means ‘the land of  rabbits’.

St. Paul , Minnesota

St. Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig’s  Eye after a man named Pierre ‘Pig’s Eye’ Parrant who set up the  first business there.

Roads

Chances that a road is unpaved: in the U.S.A..  = 1%; in Canada = …75%

Russia

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is  the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia . It reached a depth of  12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
It was drilled for  scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries,one of  which was a huge deposit of hydrogen – so massive that the mud coming  from the hole was boiling with it.

United States

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that  one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are  usable as airstrips in times of war or other  emergencies.

Waterfalls

The water of Angel Falls (the world’s highest) in  Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). They are 15 times higher  than Niagara Falls .


KIDS WERE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS.  THE

FOLLOWING 25 STATEMENTS ABOUT THE BIBLE WERE WRITTEN BY CHILDREN.  THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RETOUCHED OR CORRECTED. INCORRECT SPELLING HAS BEEN LEFT IN.
      
       1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GOD GOT TIRED OF
CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOK THE SABBATH OFF.
      
       2. ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED FROM AN APPLE TREE. NOAH’S WIFE WAS
JOAN OF ARK. NOAH BUILT AND ARK AND THE ANIMALS CAME ON IN PEARS.
      
       3. LOTS WIFE WAS A PILLAR OF SALT DURING THE DAY, BUT A BALL OF
FIRE DURING THE NIGHT.
      
       4. THE JEWS WERE A PROUD PEOPLE AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY THEY HAD
TROUBLE WITH UNSYMPATHETIC GENITALS.
      
       5. SAMPSON WAS A STRONGMAN WHO LET HIMSELF BE LED ASTRAY BY A
JEZEBEL LIKE DELILAH.
      
       6. SAMSON SLAYED THE PHILISTINES WITH THE AXE OF THE APOSTLES.
      
       7. MOSES LED THE JEWS TO THE RED SEA WHERE THEY MADE UNLEAVENED
BREAD, WHICH IS BREADWITHOUT ANY INGREDIENTS.
      
       8. THE EGYPTIANS WERE ALL DROWNED IN THE DESSERT. AFTERWARDS,
MOSES WENT UP TO MOUNT CYANIDE TO GET THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
      
       9. THE FIRST COMMANDMENTS WAS WHEN EVE TOLD ADAM TO EAT THE
APPLE.
      
       10. THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS THOU SHALT NOT ADMIT ADULTERY.
      
       11. MOSES DIED BEFORE HE EVER REACHED CANADA THEN JOSHUA LED THE
HEBREWS IN THE BATTLE OF GERITOL.
      
       12. THE GREATEST MIRICLE IN THE BIBLE IS WHEN JOSHUA TOLD HIS
SON TO STAND STILL AND HE OBEYED HIM.
      
       13. DAVID WAS A HEBREW KING WHO WAS SKILLED AT PLAYING THE LIAR.
HE FOUGHT THE FINKELSTEINS, A RACE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN BIBLICAL TIMES.
      
       14. SOLOMON, ONE OF DAVIDS SONS, HAD 300 WIVES AND 700 PORCUPINES.
      
       15. WHEN MARY HEARD SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHE SANG THE
MAGNA CARTA.
      
       16. WHEN THE THREE WISE GUYS FROM THE EAST SIDE ARRIVED THEY
FOUND JESUS IN THE MANAGER.
      
       17. JESUS WAS BORN BECAUSE MARY HAD AN IMMACULATE CONTRAPTION.
      
       18. ST. JOHN THE BLACKSMITH DUMPED WATER ON HIS HEAD.
      
       19. JESUS ENUNCIATED THE GOLDEN RULE, WHICH SAYS TO DO UNTO
OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO ONE TO YOU. HE ALSO EXPLAINED A MAN DOTH NOT LIVE BY SWEAT ALONE.
      
       20. IT WAS A MIRICLE WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND MANAGED
TO GET THE TOMBSTONE OFF THE ENTRANCE.
      
       21. THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THE LORD WERE CALLED THE 12 DECIBELS.
      
       22. THE EPISTELS WERE THE WIVES OF THE APOSTLES.
      
       23. ONE OF THE OPPOSSUMS WAS ST. MATTHEW WHO WAS ALSO A TAXIMAN.
      
       24. ST. PAUL CAVORTED TO CHRISTIANITY, HE PREACHED HOLY ACRIMONY, WHICH IS ANOTHER NAME FOR MARRAIGE.
      
       25. CHRISTIANS HAVE ONLY ONE SPOUSE. THIS IS CALLED MONOTONY.

I feel very overwhelmed today!

It’s been a while since my last entry on a computer.

Nine months ago I decided I want to go back to the basics, and write my entries actual papers, so I did go and bought me a notebook and began pouring some ink on it.

It was such an overwhelming feeling, it’s just me and my thoughts with the papers and the ink, no screen lights, no other need for power, not worry if the battery will run out of juice, I could write as much as I wanted.

I was disconnected from the rest of the world, no Facebook Twitter or YouTube, no email no connection to nothing, you know when you’re trying to get some work done on the computer, but you know you’re connected to the internet, and every once in a while you want to double check your Facebook, your email messenger see who’s thinking of you, who’s saying what and where and what photos are uploaded…

I almost filled my notebook and then I started realizing I need to digitalize all what I wrote and type it back on the computer, which was fine since a lot needed to be edited and corrected, but I felt it was a hassle, a lot of scratched words and lines, and thousands of words to be retyped.

However the thing I found very interesting and sentimental, was more than just having this intimate relationship you feel between you and your thoughts with the papers and ink, when I went back to read my entries, I was able to see in front of me every little moment I went through, thinking and drawing those letters, ever emotion was there, I could see where I pushed more on the paper, I could see where I was nervous where I was happy and calm, I was able to recall the whole make of.

We forget sometimes what it takes to write a paragraph or to put some thoughts together and scratch them on a piece of paper.

When we read articles online on our iPad or Kindle, we don’t necessary see everything the article went through before it got its manicure and pedicure and the nice hairstyle glowing in front of our eyes.

We don’t see how many times this word or the other was put down and scratched or put back again.

While writing this small article, I tried to count how many times I deleted words and how many time I changed a sentence!

When I go back to review the article I almost forget how messy it was.

I don’t want to think about the old days when they didn’t have the Copy/Paste option or the select and replace, or just think about the backspace button, we really do take it for granted!  Can you imagine life without it?

Being back on the computer, I am glad I can get much more work done in less time, I am also happy to see the blinking cursor waiting for me to hit it with those letters so it can run forward and stay ahead of the story, I really missed it.

However I still go back to my papers give them some taste of that ink mixed with bunch of my thoughts, we try to meet at least once a week, away from it all and sometimes we invite a candle along…


So this is the news today and everybody is wondering whether this is right or wrong.

Burn a Quran Day on 9-11-2010 by Florida church Lead by Pastor Terry jones.

From what I have been reading and seeing online and on TV and people speaking, everybody seems to agree that this is not the right thing to do.

I still don’t understand how most of Christian leaders such as Terry Jones think and what their motives are!
Christianity is supposed to be one unique religion calling for Peace and Love also one more thing that makes it a little different is an eternal “Plan of God”.

Christianity calls to love your enemies and love those who hate us.  How can a man who claims that he is a christian (LEADER) have so much hate and anger!

HATE, ANGER  I do remember how in Sunday School, they used to teach us about those two being called the fruits of the flesh.

I am being confused now, and I recall Jesus’ words to those leaders that he called blind and leading their followers to the cliff.

Listen people I am not an advocate of Islam, but I don’t believe this is the right way to do it, and if you claim you have a mission to win souls to Christ, last time I checked the Bible I remember it was done through love.
I saw the video President Obama had concerning this deal, and I was impressed with the wisdom he handled.  Also another video said that the government cannot arrest pastor Terry Jones or force him to stop burning the Quran on september 11.  However I remember they passed a law that condemns Hate Crime and I think by Terry jones burning the Quran he is going beyond the Freedom of Speech and committing a hate crime.

Also doesn’t Terry Jones see how he will be causing all the rage in the world against our country by doing that? Can’t he see all the already angry people in the world being recruited by his act to join all the Anti-American organizations? Can’t he understand that by this he’s putting our troops sons and daughters, dads and uncles and grandchildren in a great danger?

In the end it is a simple common sense, we live in a country where freedom of worship and freedom of speech is what people come here  for.  And american values has been distorted through wars and our fights against the whole world.  We are passionate people and we are the most giving and loving people in the world let us keep those values and pass them clean to the generations to come.


We all know the US economy is not in its best now and the Government plans and programs are failing to fix it.
I hear people talking about it all the time discussing it and debating wether or not there is a solution for it, however I received this email in my inbox and I though it is interesting to share.
This is a must read!!! It will give everyone an excellent subject to discuss with your friends.
 
 
Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

 2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th)than Target sells all year.

 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

 5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer,and most speak English.

 6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

 7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

 8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

 9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five

    years ago 

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is

    approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature; It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 235 years to get it right and it is broke.

b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 75 years to get it right and it is broke.

c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 72 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 46 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year

    and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 45 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 40 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000

    employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 33 years to get it right
    and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?? 

MAYBE WE OUGHT TO KICK YOUR EGG-HEAD BUDDY BUMS OUT OF OFFICE AND HIRE WAL MART TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT???

WAL MART SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS…….WHY DON’T YOU GUYS JUST ADMIT IT’S WAY BEYOND YOUR PAY GRADE, AND QUIT?