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The best links are at the beginning of each group.
Search: Google,   bing,   Yahoo!     Metasearch: DogPile, Webcrawler,
Directories: Yahoo!, Open Directory Project
White and Yellow pages WhoWhere, Switchboard 411,   $Yellowpages, $People, $AnyWho,

TIME & WEATHER

Time: Official US & World Time Zones
Weather: NWS Wunderground, Air Sports Net, Intellicast, Accuweather, TWC: Morning Midday precip
Radar: Wunderground US, NWS, Intellicast, Accuweather, TWC

MAPS

Google, bing, Yahoo!, MapQuest, Multimap
USGS, MSR Maps, National Map, EarthExplorer,
USGS twp/county maps: PA Index, Lawrence, Butler, Mercer, Huntingdon

BLOGS & COMMUNITY

BLOGS: 
Next Draft, Fark, Dilbert, BoingBoing, Wonkette, Gawker, Dave Berry
WEB2: 
FaceBook ipv6, Ello, Picasa, Flickr, Twitter
Links: Technorati, Digg, Chowhound
Videos: YouTube, MetaCafe, DailyMotion

MEDIA

NEWS: 
Yahoo, Google, Reuters, AP, TGDaily, C/Net, MSSlate
Papers: USAToday, SFGate, Guardian, PPG, NCNews, NYTimes WashPost, BostonGlobe,
TV: CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Fox
Mags: Time, Newsweek,
Columnists:  Maureen Dowd, Dave Barry, Carl Hiaason
Podcasts: 
NPR, Alley, Pickle
Sites: Science Friday, Living on Earth, TWiT, This American Life,
Music: 
CD Baby, Wikipedia list of classical composers,
Download-noDRM: PhillyOrch, DeutscheGrammaphon, Magnatune, Records On Ribs, Jamendo, LiveDownloads, LiveMusicArchive
RIAA(ugh!): RIAA vs People, RIAA member list
Radio: 
RadioLocator, NPR, WCLV 104.9, WQED 89.3, WESA 90.5, WYSU 88.5, WKSU 89.7, WSAJ
NetCasters: Shoutcast, Accuradio RadioTunes, Pandora, Bluegrass Country,
Shows: Prarie Home Companion
Magazines: 
Time, Life, Slate, Wired, National Geographic, PCMag, Audubon, IEEE Spectrum, Consumer Reports, Sky and Telescope, salon
TV: PBS, BBC, C-SPAN, PCN, ESPN Sports, David Letterman, Comedy Central,
Movies: IMDB, Rotten Totatoes, Netflix Hacking, Lonard Maltin, TCM, IFC, AMC, Bravo, HBO, Starz/Encore, PPV
Books: Project Gutenberg, FeedBooks, GoodReads, Harry Turtledove, Stephen King, Amazon, Barnes&Noble

POLITICAL

Nonpartisan: 
OpenCongress, CommonCause, Electoral-Vote, Election*Projection, IowaEM, intrade, FactCheck, OpenSecrets, Center for American Progress, Center for Media & Democracy Real Clear, JibJab
PA: DemocracyRisingPA
Left: 
DNC, Democracy Corps, Tom Paine, MoveOn, Michael Moore
Blogs: Talking Points Memo, DemocraticStrategist, Wash Monthly, DailyKos
Right: 
RNC, HumanEvents, Rush Limbaugh
Blogs: Instapundit, Drudge Report, Belgravia Dispatch, Polipundit, Ann Althouse, Election Projection, Powerline
YouTube Hubs: 
House, Senate

MISCELLANEOUS

538.com, CMU LunarRover, TED:Videos, StumbleUpon, WhatToDoWhenBored, BigThink, CharityNavigator, Physics FAQS, Google streetview globe genie, Optical Illusions, Rules of Thumb, Tower sites, Flying Spaghetti Monster, badger, Hist Place Registry, Virtual Bubblewrap, Letter Boxing, MIT OpenCourseWare, Degree Confluence Project, LockPicking forum, HomeStarRunner, NEX episode guide, City Guides
Art: 
Lib Of Congress, National Gallery Of Art, GoogleArtProject, Metropolitan Museum, WebMuseum Paris, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, UK National Museum Photo Film TV, Shakespeare's Plays, Photoart Kalmar
Sky: 
NASA Solar System Sim, NinePlanets, SETI, Abrams Planetarium, Aurora Pics, Spacesounds
Heavens-Above satellites, NASA ISS visibility, ISS location,
Birds: 
WhatBird, Audubon(National PA WestPA), Susquehannah, Middle Creek WMA, National Aviary, OhioDNR, Cornell: AllAboutBirds, WAWildwatchCams, Patuxent WRS(Home Bird ID), Blackwater NWR, BirdWatchersDigest, Wild Birds Unlimited, eNature
Knots: 
NetKnots, AnimatedKnots, Wikipedia, Ropers Knots Page, IGKT, Shoelace Knots, Knots on the Web
Puzzles: WebSudoku Solution, Rubik's Cube solution & &
Credit protection: OptOutPrescreen, CUAdvocacySite, GetAnnualCrteditReport
Recycling: 
Keep PA Beautiful, A greenSpan (Pittsburgh), EIA, Earth911, Batteries
Jokes: 
Quotes, database, Political, Laugh-of-the-day
College Football: 
NCAA Sports, D3football: conferences Mount Union,   Mount Union: football broadcasts
Far Out: 
French UFO Reports, Weird Phenomena, UFO Black Vault
Buy: 
Zappos, LLBean, Just Plastic Boxes, Cat Calendar, Rubberstamp Shop, Compasses, LockLaces, EdmundScientific

COMPUTER RELATED

Misc: EFF, FreeSoftwareFoundation, Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, Groklaw, Hivelogic
Media: PC Mag, slashdot, WindowsSecrets, PC World, ExtremeTech, ZDNet

Specifications: W3 Consortium, Internet Engineering Task Force, ECMA
Development: MSDN Library HTML+CSS Scripting, DevX, Scripting Tips, Techtorials
Web Programming: Dan Tobias, BrainJar, Web Reference, HTML Help, Joel On Software

GNU/Linux: GNU, linux.org, linux.com, Doc, Printing, LinuxLookup
Linux Distros: Ubuntu: doc wiki forums,   Debian: blogs Installation
Unix: FreeBSD, FreeBSD Mall, OpenBSD, Cheap Bytes

Developers: 
Mozilla zine, OpenOffice: docs API Forums, PSPad, Notepad++, VLC Media Player, winamp, TurboNote, CDBurnerPro, MyDefrag(wasJKDefrag), CCleaner, SysInternals(TCPView), MS PowerToys, MS SyncToy, AgentRansack, MB-Ruler, Screen Ruler, IrfanView, BootItNG
SourceForge: axcrypt, KeePass, pnotes, ditto, FileZilla, 7-zip, truerypt, audacity, UBCD
Other: Nifty Little Programs, MetaPad, UBCD4Win, Free Installer, KarenWare, Opera, PEBuilder
Download Collections: 
PortableApps, PortableFreeware, Gizmo's Freeware, ZDNet,

Help: 
gegeek   Google groups, TechSpot, 5StarSupport, D-A-L, KellysKornerXP, file exts, AnswersThatWork, MyTechSupport, ComputerHope, Expert Exchange ZDNet, help.com
Hardware: 
Toms Hardware, AnandTech, HardOCP, Tech-Report, PC Mechanic, ExtremeTech, DVD Firmware Patches, Tech Guide
Networking: 
Practically Networked, WindowsNetworking, Home PC Network

Internet: 
NewsFAQS, BugMeNot, Mailinator, BroadBandReports,   Speedtest, DSLSpeed,
GeekTools,   Whois: easywhois .net arin internic,   MyIPV4 V6
Security: 
MS Security, AVG Free, ClamWin, FreeAV, Ad-Aware, SpybotS&D
Online: PasswordMeter, OpenDNS, VirusTotal, AntiOnline, GRC, PCFlank
PC Tests: Secunia, PC Pit Stop

Buy:  
Reseller Ratings, Computer Shopper
NewEgg, Directron, TigerDirect, PC Connection, Amazon, MicroCenter, Crucial Memory, ASAP Inkjets
PC's:   MagicMICRO, Dell, Gateway

REFERENCE AND RESEARCH

General:  
Wikipedia, WolframAlpha, Library of Congress, Smithsonian, Britannica, NASA, SRU Library, NewCastleLibrary, iTools, How Stuff Works, refdesk, Ask, InfoPlease, Answers.com,
Dictionaries: The Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, dictionary.com, Websters Dictionary
Plants: 
USDA, Encyclopedia of Life, Catalog of Life
Consumer: 
ConsumerReports, ConsumersUnion, Consumer World, Epinions.com
Specific:  
Better Business Bureau, Old Farmers Almanac, Quotations, Copyright renewal database, CIA WorldFactbook, Park Locator

GOVERNMENT

US:  
White House, Senate, House, LOC, Courts
General     NASA: Image Gallery, Mars Rovers     NOAA: NWS NHC,     USPS: Rates & Stds
USGS: WaterResources     FCC: AMFMQuery, Antennas
USTreasury: IRS, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Treasury Direct
National Park Service: National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks
SSA, Medicare, Census, NIH, CDC, Patents & Trademarks, Fatal Accidents, Heating Oil
Pennsylvania:  
State Web Site, Governor, Legislature, Courts  Dockets
DCNR, Dept of State, PA Code, PA Manual, DEP, PennDOT: Vehicle Code maps, ARCH(historic), LiquorCB, Spatial Data,
Conservation Districts: Lawrence County, Erie County & Headwaters Park

HOME and GARDEN

Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart
Improvement/maintenance:  
BH&G, HomeTime, This Old House, GardenwebHomeForums, Appliance repair & parts, Septic Protector, Gardner Bender
Hiring Help: ImproveNet, Handyman Online
Gardening:  
Landscape plants, Amercan Horticultural Society, UWisconsin Ext, P.Allen Smith, All-America Selections, BH&G, Scotts, This Old House, Post-Gazette, Garden Web, Yard-care, Jerry Baker, Nat Garden Assoc, GardenHelper, Hort.net, Garden Guides
Native Gardening:  
Wild Ones, The Primrose Path, Wildflower Farm, NWF Habitats, Prarie Nursury,
Reference: USDA Plant database, Plant Hardiness Zones, OSU PlantFacts, CT Botanical FernID, PA & Ohio Trees,
Buy: Lowe's, Home Depot, Burpee, Park's, Gardeners Supply, Monrovia, Gnomes, Garden Decor

FOOD & DRINK

Food:  
Food (TV), Betty Crocker Recipe's, Policicchio Groves, Giordanos Pizza, Betsy Ann Chocs, George Howe, www.halegroves.com removed at the request of their owner: Southern Fulfillment. If you want citrus fruits, try Policchio Groves, link above.
Grain:   King Arthur Flour, BobsRedMill, The Fresh Loaf, Bread Science Book, Bread Recipes &
Spices:   Penzeys Spices, Olde Thompson pepper mills Con Yeager Spices,
Low Sodium:   Dick Logue's Low Sodium Cooking, Please don't pass the salt!, Frontier Soups
Fast Food:   Wendys, McDonalds, Subway, Fox's Pizza, Dominos
Misc:   Grow Mushrooms
Drink:  
Tastings, RateBeer, PA Brewers
Coffee: AltonBrown HowTo, National Coffee Assn, Beecher's, Mugsies
 Buy Beans: Prestogeorge, Gloria Jean's, LongBottom
  Keurig: Green Mountain Coffee
  Untried: George Howe, Willoughbys, Coffee Fool, Gevalier
  Not Recommended:   Greencastle,   Kiva Han
Tea: Harney & Sons, Mighty Leaf, Adagio, Highland, Numi, Teaism Bottled: Honest Tea
Wine: Wine Answers, E Robert Parker,
Wineries: Chateau Lafayette Reneau (good), Wagner, Volant Mill, Wilhelm  Not Recommended: OakSpring

MEDICAL & HEALTH

US Government Sites:  
CDC, FDA, NIHPubMed, MedLinePlus
health.gov, Health Info Finder, National Cancer Institute
Orgs: AMA, AmericanDiabetesAssn, AmericanHeartAssn, American Liver Foundation
Academic Treatment Centers: Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Harvard IntelliHealth, UpToDate
Med Sites: WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, HealthCentral, Seek Wellness, DrWeil
Tests: LabTests, Wikipedia: Liver Function Tests Abbreviations Blood Test Ranges
Drugs: drugs.com, RxList, SafeMedication, Abbreviations
Eye: MacD Foundation, MacD Help Center, St Lukes Eye, AgingEye, AllAboutVision
Psoriasis: National Psoriasis Foundation Psoriasis Connections, Psoriasis Fighting Products for sale
Buy Vitamins: Nature Made, Consumer Labs Tests, Puritan's Pride, Vitamin World, Vitamin Shoppe, HerbsPro
Pick A Doc: Health Grades, Best Doctors, AMA,
Magazines: Prevention, Men's Health

INVESTING

Wikinvest, Bogleheads, CBS Market Watch, Yahoo! finance, Morningstar, CNN, MoneyCentral, Motley Fool, $$The Street, AAII, NAIC, SEC Edgar, EE Bonds, U.S. Treas. Securities, Silicon Investor, Highest CD rates, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley (MSCI) Indexes,
Indiduals: CoffeeHouse Investor, Wm Bernstein, Lazy Portfolios, Paul Merriman,
Media: CNBC, Dow Jones/WSJ, Smart Money, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Kiplinger
Data:  
Historical:   SteeleSystems, BigCharts, StLouis Fed, FRB H15, EconoMagic, Economy.com, Dismal Scientist, Free Lunch, petroleum prices, S&P
Current: FRB H15, Money Funds, CRB Index, gold, Barron's listings,
DRiP and DSP: The Moneypaper, NetStockDirect, $DRIP Investors Newsletter
Socially Responsible Investing: Good Money, Co-op America
For retirees: Analyze Now,

GENEALOGY

RootsWeb, USGenWeb, RootsWeb archives, Genealogy.org, LDS Family Search, Cindi's List, National Genealogical Society, Find A Grave, US Census Bureau, Ellis Island, Origins.net, $My Trees, $Genealogy.com, $Ancestry.com
States: PA, OH, WV
Libraries: Stark OH, New Castle PA

SENIOR SITES

AARP, Medicare, Third Age, SeniorNet, Senior.com

PENNSYLVANIA "ATTRACTIONS"

PA DCNR, PASDA
Eastern: American Helicopter Museum,
Western: Harlansburg Station, Portersville Steam Show, Campbell Pottery, Pottery Dome
Restaurants: Springfield Group, North Country Brewing, Ginger Hill Tavern, Cliffords, Mugsies
Central: Abandoned PA Turnpike Tunnels-> Wikipedia-> GoogleMap,
Lincoln Caverns, Indian Caverns, Seldom Seen Mine, PA Lumber Museum
PA Brewers: Lew Bryson, BeerMe, North Country, Yuengling, Penn, Appalachian, Straub, Erie, Stoudts, Sprague Farm,

CARS & DRIVING

Cars: Fuel Economy (gov)
Pricing: cars.com, Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, Auto-by-tel, TrueCar
Driving: Best Scenic Drives, Roadside America,     fast: Silver State Classic
Roads: PAHighways, State Route Ends, US Ends, PA/MD Roads
Real Time Roads: PA, Ohio

AIRLINE TRAVEL

PriceLine.com, Travelocity, Bestfares, Preview Travel, Flight Discount, Biztravel, Travel Zoo, USAir, Southwest
Real-time Flight Tracking, Packing Hints

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