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February 1, 2009

Newsletter 2/08/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 10:36 am

Do you need to access or fill out in federal government forms? If so the following web site has just about every government fore know to man and I might add you will have to do some searching to find the exact form you need. It still is the best place to get a government form when you need it. With the new democratic spending bill about to pass I expect many more forms to show up at this site.

“ is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more… for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!” OK, so that is the quote from their web site. Actually it is correct, check it out if you need some government education money.

If you need to prove a point or just get surveys or reports on just about anything imaginable, the Pew Research Center is a good place to start. They are quoted daily in the news, on TV , radio, and just about everywhere. Does that make the data they have accurate and to the point? I am not qualified to say, but many people trust their research and I guess I do too. So jump over to their site and check out some research.
“The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. In this role it serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens.
The Center conducts regular monthly polls on politics and major policy issues as well as the News Interest Index, a weekly survey aimed at gauging the public’s interest in and reaction to major news events. Shorter commentaries are produced on a regular basis addressing the issues of the day from a public opinion perspective. In addition, the Center periodically fields major surveys on the news media, social issues and international affairs.” (quote from their web site)

This Web site, owned by Pew Research is staffed entirely by professional journalists, and was originally envisioned primarily as a resource for newsmen and newswomen who cover state government. Many state officials, students of state government and ordinary citizens who want to keep track of what’s going on in their state capitol and in other states throughout the country us this site daily. This is another feature of the Pew Research Center and is based in Washington, DC.

When you are traveling or doing research on daily events and would like to get a quick synopsis of what is happening around the country, the Newseum is the place to go. It has the front pages of over 500 newspapers from around the world. Take a quick look or expand the page to read the articles. This may also be a good bookmark for researching daily event across the country.

The Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Their site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. They may be one of the most visited museum Web sites in the world. If you enjoy reading about science or a curious type person, plan to spend some time visiting this site.


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