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Massive Scam In US Lifeline Program
2013-02-12 19:52:12

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It was uncovered this week as many as 41 percent of users of the government-funded phones under the Lifeline program are not qualified to take part in the program. An investigation conducted by the Wall Street Journal uncovered the misuse of resources. That Universal Service Fee you see on your cell phone and land line bill each month funds the program, which provides cell phones, Internet service, and land lines to low-income...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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