Last year, data security problems put 55 million Americans at risk for identity theft. In the first month of this year, security lapses at a bank, a hotel, a home health company and a newspaper have already exposed hundreds of thousands more.
Tell Congress to help you safeguard your Social Security number with just a few common sense reforms.
The social security number was never meant to be a national identifier, but today you may have to provide it to enroll in school, get health care, apply for insurance, and much more. That means dozens if not hundreds of different companies and individuals may have access to your Social Security number.
If crooks get your number, they can open new credit accounts and just start charging.
That's why Congress should limit the widespread collection and use of your Social Security number, and give you more control over the information that is collected.
We expect identity theft legislation to move through Congress this spring, but the banks and credit bureaus will be there to fight it. Lawmakers need to hear from as many people as possible, so please forward this e-mail to your friends so they can join the call for tough identity theft protections.
"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.
The Marine Mammal Center assembled and coordinated a rescue crew after a fisherman discovered the huge mammal struggling to stay afloat as the ropes dug into its blubber and weights pulled it downward.
The female whale did not move and seemed to watch the divers as they cut the ropes. When the whale was freed, she swam from one diver to the next, nudging them as if trying to thank them. The divers, who named the whale Lucky, called the encounter amazing and unforgettable.
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Lewis Taylor has been releasing psychedelic soul albums in the U.K. to incredible reviews and a rabid cult of fans that includes some of the biggest names in music. Writing, playing and producing nearly every note himself, the press has compared Taylor to Marvin Gaye, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder. Stoned received the best reviews of Taylor’s career, but has only been available on the artists’ own website and HMV stores in England. And we just didn’t think that was fair.
Yes, this is for everyone other than my LA posse, cause they already know all about them! Disclaimer: Jessica is a really dear friend of mine. But seriously -- they're really good. And their remake of (Britney Spears?!?!) "Toxic" is just amazing. Their album is now available. Support indie rock, kids!
The Chapin Sisters are three sisters from New York whose unique blend of traditional folk harmonies and indie rock moodiness (think Crosby Stills and Nash meets Cat Power) have been winning them an increasing number of fans. Their lo-fi originals are gorgeous and melancholy, while the Chapin Sisters’ covers are haunting and strangely unfamiliar.
Though the girls have been singing together informally for years, the Chapin Sisters started as a group only a year and a half ago. One night the sisters started playing three part harmony renditions of new wave and punk songs they'd listened to growing up. The result was so satisfying they decided to scrape together some cash and record six covers ranging from Neil Young to Culture Club. Abigail Chapin packed up her life in New York and moved to LA, Lily Chapin quit her busy film job, and Jessica Craven welcomed them to LA. (All have the same mother, Bonnie Chapin - though while Abigail and Lily are daughters of folk singer Tom Chapin, Jessica's father is director Wes Craven.)
When their version of Britney Spears' mega-hit "Toxic" caught the attention of Los Angeles DJs Anne Litt and Nick Harcourt and became one of KCRW's most requested songs of 2004, the sisters knew they were on to something. Over the last year or so the girls have been writing "cheeky and dark" songs which are “beautifully memorable” - their performances have been termed "haunting, fierce, coquettish and inspiringly modern. In January '06, the Sisters released a collection of garage & living room recorded demos simply called: The Chapin Sisters EP is available at CDBaby and select record stores.