Hail and Farewell to those who has passed in 2017. A “Sunday Morning” tradition: Host Jane Pauley takes time out to remember the many people who left us in the year gone by – men and women who made us laugh or think or wonder. Most made our world a better place; a few did just the opposite. Still, for better or for worse, they touched our lives in ways we won’t forget.
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. The organization was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist at the ages of 12 and 13. To date, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 300 million minutes of talk time to our troops serving around the world through the Minutes That Matter program, and they continue Helping Heroes Home via emergency funds that so far have assisted more than 3,100 veterans.
You fuel Cell Phones For Soldiers’ charitable mission through generous monetary contributions and the recycling of donated mobile devices. Donations of newer or gently-used cell phones and tablets from all wireless carriers and brands are accepted. Each $5 contribution or donated device valued at $5 will provide troops with an estimated 2.5 hours of FREE talk time.
For more information visit Cellphonesforsoldiers.com
Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day.
For more information go to Digitalattackmap.com
The most Expensive grocery store in the world could possibly be in Barrow, Alaska. Next time you go shopping and complain about prices just watch this video again to remind yourself how lucky you really are.
First Snow December 8 2017 brought us about 4 inches of snow. Here are some pictures outside of my house in Kernersville, North Carolina.
The Annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Kernersville will be held on December 3, 2017, from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST. Come and see the area’s largest Christmas parade. Downtown Kernersville will come alive with the sounds of Christmas as over two thousand parade participants celebrate the coming of Christmas. The annual parade features marching bands, fire trucks, dance groups, antique cars, professionally decorated floats and of course, an appearance from Santa.
The parade route starts at the corner of Pineview Drive and Highway 66, and continues on East Mountain Street to Kernersville Elementary School, on West Mountain Street. No charge to view the parade. No charge for non-profit or church groups to participate. There is, however, a charge for business participation.
Contact the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Net Neutrality is Under Attack. Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see & do online. First, they want to gut FCC rules. Then, they plan to pass bad legislation that allows extra fees, throttling & censorship. Read more at Battleforthenet.com
The new chairman of the FCC was a top lawyer at Verizon. And now he’s calling for a vote to kill net neutrality, as a gift to his former employer. So on December 7th protests will be held outside Verizon retail stores across the U.S. to demand that Congress stop the FCC from destroying the Internet as we know it. Attend a protest visit Verizonprotests.com
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride is more than just a train ride. The event includes activities and entertainment, crafts, and a model train layout in Candy Cane Lane, a visit with Santa Claus for pictures, s’mores by the fire pits, and lighting displays to make your experience even more festive.
Candy Cane Lane is located at the train unloading location and is conveniently visited after the train ride. Those with later ride times have the option to visit Candy Cane Lane before the ride time if preferred. Kids can have their photo made with Santa, complete a craft, or the family can enjoy s’mores before you even board the train.
For more information go to Polar Express Train Ride