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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...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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