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Friday, April 29, 2005

Pet Project du Jour

Pet Project du Jour

his frothiness, aka sen. rick santorum of PA, has to pay his pipers sometime and apparently it's the weather services' turn to reap the rewards of their campaign donations. he has introduced a bill that would "prohibit federal meteorologists from competing with companies such as AccuWeather and The Weather Channel, which offer their own forecasts through paid services and free ad-supported Web sites."

it's basically trying to privatize weather information that our tax dollars paid to acquire. needless to say, this is patently absurd.

so please - help send a message to santorum and his corporate masters by going straight to the source for weather: nws.noaa.gov

if you'd like to add html to your webpage that links directly to NOAA's weather forecasts by zip, here is the code:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/24/95738/9633


it will look like this:




if you don't have a blog or webpage where you can feature the html, there is always the much simpler googlebomb using http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ as the target for "weather forecast," like so:

weather forecast

the googlebomb can be incorporated into signature files as well as webpages. if neither of these is an option for you, please just spread the word about the shenanigans of his frothiness and convince everybody you know to use nws.noaa.gov for weather information.

won't you come play in the sandbox?


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