Sites of the Week: December 1, 2012

“No matter how unpopular Congress is said to be, more than 90% of House members seeking re-election generally keep their seats; in that respect, Nov. 6 was absolutely typical. Far better for officials to come and go, serving a spell in government, then heading back to real life. George Washington could have been president for life, but he voluntarily stepped down after two terms. He could be trusted with power precisely because he could let it go. Politicians today can’t bear the thought of giving up the authority with which we cloak them. And we, to our discredit, are rarely prepared to take it away.”

Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe

Now on to this week’s sites.  This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.



This site comes just in time for last minute Christmas shoppers like myself. I’m not much of a coupon fan myself, but this site is pretty impressive. You can browse top coupons, popular stores, and category listings that feature grocery coupons as well as merchandise. You can also receive deal alerts while shopping at your favorite malls   when you install either their Android or iPhone app.


Lifehacker ‘s 50 Free Apps

This site comes to you by way of my friend George. It’ a recent Lifekhacker column on the best 50 free apps.


This site comes to you by way of my friend Vince. is a mapping site that features maps in different views including standard, satellite and 3D maps. To view the maps in 3D, you must use a browser that supports WebGL such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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