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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


The cat population in Belgium, a country of 11 million, stands at 1.7 million, according to the Guardian. Daily culling of cats has resulted in some 13,000 killed in shelters, which represents one in three of the country’s strays. [SOURCE]

The Guardian says this is the first national compulsory sterilization effort and will be watched closely in other countries dealing with escalating cat populations. A cat can have one pregnancy every six months resulting in as much as 36 kittens in less than 15 months, reports a director with Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA), a Belgian animal rights group.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MacArthur Fellowships 2010

Kelly Benoit-Bird, a pioneering young oceanographer from Oregon State University, has been selected as one of 23 recipients of a prestigious 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.
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At the head of the research world is Ms Benoit-Bird who uses sonar to study all the living things in the water. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship stipend of $500,000 mackerels to pursue her pursuits, "no strings attached" -- [unless of course one is studying String Theory].. We say that is a honey of a deal of chips on her fish. "And we think it is a great booster for Sushi, too," said Fluchs Sanders, chief water man at MooPig. "But our work at MooPig Enterprises pales in comparison to hers."

MooPig's "Oceanographic Studies and Boardwalks Department" submitted their report, as shown above, to Ms Benoit-Bird, in hopes of receiving some stipend them selves, or at least a 'Yell out at 'cha'.
Benoit-Bird, 34, studies the interrelationships of animals in different marine environments, using acoustics and other sophisticated technologies. Her innovative uses of sonar in tracking marine creatures from Humboldt squid to spinner dolphins have led to new discoveries about their feeding behavior, movements and even communication.

MooPig's Tuesday "Up - Down" News Summary

Rhetoric Based Second Source NEWS

Depression Up on Gulf of Mexico Coast

DOA Jones Down

Campaign Spending Up

Stoning Criminal Women Down

Hanging Criminal Women Up

Slander at "Google Instant" mostly Down, Some Up

Kim Jong Il Up

Second Son of Mistress Up

Drone attacks on Afghan-Pakistan Border Up

Civilian Casualty Rate at Afghan-Pakistan border Down

Founding Fathers stories Re-tellings Up

Russ Feingold Down

Oktoberfest in Lacrosse Up

Schwarzenegger's Popularity at Home Down

Temperatures ... Down.

Pitchman Arnold

Schwarzenegger has visited Japan many times and is well known in the country, both for his success as an actor and his roll as a pitchman for prominent products, including instant noodles and vitamin drinks.

"Every time I come to Japan I say 'I'll be back,'" he said.

Sep 14, 8:53 PM EDT  |  [SOURCE]
Schwarzenegger hawks California goods in Japan
By JAY ALABASTER, Associated Press Writer

Retrieved for Edumacational Porpoises by Pat Darnell

His Honore the Gov'nor Arnold went to China, Japan and South Korea with 100 business leaders from California. He planned to sell the State of California as the last stop in everything from surfing to wine tasting.
Schwarzenegger has visited Japan many times and is well known in the country, both for his success as an actor and his roll as a pitchman for prominent products, including instant noodles and vitamin drinks.
But, the Gov really is on a shopping trip to find the best solution to his pet project of building a "Bullet Train" in California. he "Stopped short of saying Japan" has the best infrastructure and best product overall for his purposes.

Unfortunately the Terminator will be back.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

MooPig's "Why" Department

WHY is Information Lost? the Answer may require an Ego-death Experience.
by Pat Darnell

Why do we constantly reach out to touch our past? 

Research is what it is: a re-touch, read again, dissect the past, oblivion, a lossy compression... and some say it is the Hebrew alphabet. (LINK) Our sensory limitations are stretched when we are asked to go by faith, believing in past things.

Mummy hunters in Egypt look into tombs and find bones of who knows who; why? In quests for understanding, we often lose our sense of priority, and go barging into grave sites.

Curious about our past, some even read and re-read Hemingway to find a clue. In that context, clues are few and far between, and overly cryptic info is rarely easily absorbed by living brains; brains that want to compress information into patterns of recognizable tidbits. That stops no one, though, as we build our machines in like form. A trade off some might say; as human sensory scales are limited.
Our computers use compression algorithms that make data more sortable, as some data is repetitive. By taking advantage of the limitations of the human sensory system, a great deal of space can be saved while producing an output which is nearly indistinguishable from the original. These lossy data compression methods typically offer a three-way tradeoff between compression speed, compressed data size and quality loss.
Why then is it the past-present-and future is so odd in a rarefied existence sort of way? Because we go outward when we are discovering the past, as in space exploration, where information in the form of light takes light years to reach our sensors. And, as we travel inward, the same perplexity of information escapes our limited human experience; as we approach tiniest "substances" of multi-dimensioned matter that exist beyond our vision. 

Memory is our foothold. For instance my wife and I both have expressed at various times "how" we remember the kids as babies. Once we were looking at photographs, and our daughter, as a baby, was dressed in a familiar jumpsuit. My wife said she remembers how the little jump suit felt in her hands. In remembering these valuable sensory events about our children, we are at our most transparent, or ego-dead moments.

Truth is -- information is not lost, but it takes faith to fill in the blanks when duplications are encoded, and the original is long gone.
"The ancients studied the patterns in the heavens- I ... [Stan Tenen] ... began to think, 'What would happen if you could map the patterns of the temples of the heavens onto the temples of your mind?' The patterns in the Hebrew Bible are the same as those in the heavens; when you chant regularly you are weaving these patterns onto your mind, internalizing the patterns of the universe-stepping out of your skin to have an ego-death experience." [Meru Foundation Research; HERE]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

COWS Says Women still Earn Less in Comparisons

" ... Maybe this will be an opportunity for people
to rethink paid employment, particularly now
that families are dependent on the earnings of
the wife. A lot of the jobs out here for women
are in nursing or as home health aides. Those
are not jobs that pay family-sustaining wages.
Eileen Appelbaum, Economist and Director
Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University
(as quoted in Newsweek) ... "

Research for this report was provided by Jessa Lewis Valentine, Senior Research Specialist, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, and Greta Voltz, Research Intern, Wisconsin Women’s Council.

Center on Wisconsin Strategy
The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) is a policy center and field laboratory for high road economic development — a competitive market economy of shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and capable democratic government. Housed at University of Wisconsin-Madison, COWS has been supporting progressive policy innovation since 1991. For more information:

Nevertheless, the gender wage gap remains persistent and substantial. In 2009, women earned 81 cents on the dollar compared to men (see Figure 1). This gender wage gap is slightly wider than the 2008 gap of 82 cents on the dollar. With a median hourly wage of $14.50 in 2009, Wisconsin women’s wages were roughly 19 percent lower than men’s. At this rate, a full-time woman worker in the state would earn around $30,200 per year, on average, compared to more than $37,400 per year for men—a difference of over $7,000 in earnings annually.

For all Wisconsin workers, education—particularly securing a four-year degree—pays off in increased wages. However, while the gender wage gap diminishes with higher levels of education, men earn more than women at all education levels, as shown in Figure 2. In 2009, women with a high school diploma earned 75 cents on the dollar compared to men with the same education. This improves to 80 cents on the dollar for women with a Bachelors degree and to 89 cents on the dollar for women with more than a four-year degree, compared to similarly educated men.

MooPig's "How is that Possible?!"

We typed in this:
-- Bio Feedback sensing sphere communication balls

And we got  this -- Can you hear me now?

[SOURCE] The "Force Trainer" [shown above] from Uncle Milton Industries will be one of the first mainstream EEG neurofeedback toys on the market. This revolutionary new game monitors brainwave activity and allows you to control a small ball that moves through a 10 inch training tower using focus and concentration.

-- AND --
[SOURCE] " ... [PHOTO]
Mind Flex is a game featuring an obstacle course that you must use your mind to navigate a small sphere through. [shown below] ... "

Mattel Jumps Into the Neurofeedback Game with Mind Flex
Thursday, 29 January 2009
The "Force Trainer" wasn't the only new product unveiled at CES 2009 that uses Neurosky's new EEG neurofeedback system. Even the toy mammoth Mattel has decided to test the waters with this new technology.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Here's how we Spin the Delhi Commonwealth Games Story

MooPig Contention and Cookies of Parody, by Pat Darnell

The whole 9\11-terrorist-like planned attack on infrastructure is the work attributed to this implicated, half-insect, ... half-human creature who orchestrated the entire catastrophe. What should have been the Delhi Commonwealth Games is now a tragedy.
"I'm trying to remain eternally optimistic. But at some point we will reach the point of no return and that is when we will have to decide."

The sense of impending crisis was exacerbated when a section of the ceiling in the weightlifting arena fell down amid growing fears over rising flood waters near the athletes' village, which had already been condemned by team officials as "filthy" and "unfit for human occupation".

With the Games at risk of descending into farce, thousands of athletes from the major competing nations remained in the dark about whether or not they would be boarding a plane to compete.

When asked 'Why he did it?' Mahmoud Admadinejad said "I could sure use a shave." That is when most every top notch athlete and his delegates got up and walked out of the room...

The beleaguered Delhi chief minister, Sheila Dikshit, played down the problems and accused the media of damaging India's image. "Something may be dripping, some tile may collapse, doesn't mean the entire Games are bad," she told reporters. [LINK]

It is now known that the accident on Tuesday, in which 27 were injured when a bridge connecting the athletes' carpark to the main Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium collapsed, was caused when a metal pin worked loose detaching the main structure from its suspension cables.

Five workers remained in a critical condition, several with serious spinal injuries. Most of the injured were contracted labourers from poor rural areas. Campaigners say dozens of workers have been killed and hundreds injured in a succession of accidents at Games venues.
Insect-Man, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, might have said Friday 'the UN should investigate the "true reason" for the "bridge collapse" attacks' as he defended a speech which implicated the US government in the atrocity.

"I did not pass a judgement, I simply made proposals for a humane solution to the problems that have risen as a result of Rugby players who eat their dead," Ahmadinejad told a press conference. [LINK]

NEXT on the SPIN List :: Colleen Long, The Associated Press | [SOURCE]

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sudanese diplomats scuffled with security workers at the hotel where the Iran delegation is staying during the U.N. General Assembly's annual meeting, police said Friday.

Letters to the Editor

Hi Patrick

Do you want to know how to fail with your projects? In this light-hearted view of project management, we'll tell you how to go about everything wrong! Yes you heard us right. That way, you can learn what NOT to do on your project. Hope it helps!

How to Fail your Project

Take these 5 tips to deliver your project OVER time, OVER budget and make your customers miserable along the way...

Step 1 - Never Plan: "What's the point of planning when no-one follows my plans anyway? My plans get printed, forgotten and put on the shelf. I'm just going to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in to the project?" A wise man once said: "if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail". So planning is all about making sure that the right people work on the right tasks at the right time. Only if you plan can you be sure that you'll deliver your project on time.

Step 2 - Don't Communicate. "Why do I have to tell everyone what's happening all the time? It's pointless. All they have to know is what their daily task list is. Communication takes too much time. It's not worth it!" The reason you have to communicate is that it keeps everyone on the same page so they all know how each other are getting on, when they have to work harder and when they don't. For instance, if no-one knows that the project is slipping, then what chance have you got of delivering it on time if you don't communicate?

Step 3: Forget leadership, it's over-rated: "My team had better do their job or else they will get a kick up the bum when I come into the office tomorrow. You have to constantly crack the whip to get your staff to work effectively". While this approach may work in the short term, people need to be rewarded and recognized for their efforts long term, to be motivated. In short, they need to feel valued and only a true leader can do that. You need to always be positive with them, even when giving them a grueling. Apply balance. Be constructive. Think in their shoes. Great teams have great leaders. It's as simple as that.

Step 4 - Fall in love with Scope Creep: "Who cares if the customer has asked for more changes. If the project is late then it's their fault. If they want to constantly change the scope of the project, then I'm not going to stop them." Sure, your customer can change the scope when they want, but you have to control it because when the deadline has been exceeded and your project is still not complete due to all of the change requests you've allowed, then your customer's not going to be happy.

Step 5 - Forget your customer, once the project has started: "Once I have my customers approval, I don't need to hear from them until the project's complete. The less I involve them in the project, the less havoc they can wreak. If I don't talk to them then they won't hassle me." That approach might work, until you need their support. Then you're in trouble! If you need your customer to approve more time, money or resource, then you have to keep them on side at all times. They have to be informed at every step in the journey and feel a part of the project team, if you want their full buy-in.

Treat your customer as though they were your best friend. Shower them with love, talk to them often and ask favors when you need them. If you have their full support, then you'll get what you need when you need it.

We hope this refreshing view of projects helps you see what you should and shouldn't do to deliver successfully.

One last tip - to avoid project failure, use smart tools that save you time and effort to get the job done. Get the "Project Management Kit" of templates. They help you work smart and get more done in less time. [SOURCE]

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rescission by Insurance Company's

"I'm sorry Mr Potter, it says right here on your application that you are one inch taller than you actually are standing here in front of me. Also it says you are 29, and your gender is Male ...
You lied on your application so we are rescinding your coverage. All these Doctor Bills are yours."

That was yesterday. Today ObamaCare says Insurers cannot rescind any policies at all. Yep. Sounds like September 23, 2010, begins a new era of crafty Insurance Underwriters' pooling their wits in finding ways around ever having to pay a claim. But for sure they will not be able to collect co-pays, or impose rescissions.

This should be interesting to watch over the next decade.

Report from the Middle :: "Internet Warfare"

What could be more natural than warfare... now explained in context of the Internet. A Cold War term from those days in Russia -- "Ideological Aggression" -- has tripped up interested MooPig Report from the Middle Editors.

First Heard on NPR:

From this last LINK on chemical warfare as practiced by plants, yes flora, in nature:
" ... In his 1844 story "Rappaccini's Daughter," Nathaniel Hawthorne described an elderly doctor who tended a mysterious walled garden of poisonous plants. The old man's demeanor in the presence of his shrubs and vines "was that of one walking among malignant influences, such as savage beasts, or deadly snakes, or evil spirits, which, should he allow them one moment of license, would wreak upon him some terrible fatality. ... "
And like the plant kingdom -- " ... A tree sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed stops the heart; a shrub causes intolerable pain; a vine intoxicates; a leaf triggers a war: a Kudzu vine strangles a forest. Within the plant kingdom lurk unfathomable evils. ... " -- it turns out other would-be Internet developing countries consider the USA styled Internet a weapon.

Also, our Internet, other nations consider it an American form of subversion. Internet highways are considered subterfuges of mind control. Yes, it is happening; but is it armed aggression?

We build a tower to Babble and reap the destruction, that is, if it all be interfered with by reverse ideological aggression. This puts a new debate out there for brain industries to mull; but the outcome will depend on the legitimacy of the Internet as part of indirect, economic or ideological aggression. Truthfully, it does encompass all three forms of unarmed aggression. How will others react to perceived or proven aggressions? Will they initiate armed retaliation, or simply unplug the culprits?

That's our Report from the Middle: where the Men are all good-looking, Women are cleaved and strong, and Children are all above average.

MooPig's "Name that GiZmo" Thursday Quiz

WHAT is IT? The answer is not on this page ...

The Transcendental Checkbook

Monday, September 20, 2010

Presidential Bloopers

Cambodian monk jailed for filming women


Buddhist monks are revered in Cambodia, where Buddhists make up more than 90 per cent of the population.

There are more than 55,000 monks across the country, which has 4300 temple complexes.

Net Khai, 37, was sentenced to one year in prison for producing and distributing pornography after allegations emerged that he taped more than 600 women pouring sacred water over themselves in a pagoda bathroom.

Net Khai was arrested in June at his pagoda in the Cambodian capital and was subsequently stripped of his religious status.
"I've got no game with the girls ..."  Khai could be heard saying. [not really; we added that one]

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Typhoon Fanapi Barrels into Taiwan

As of 5 a.m. Sunday (5 p.m. Saturday ET), Fanapi had strengthened with sustained winds of 121 mph (195 kph) and gusts of up to 149 mph (241 kph), according to the U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center. It was forecast to further intensify -- but only slightly -- before making landfall in central Taiwan Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (10 p.m. Saturday ET to 2 a.m. Sunday ET).

" ... Yesterday was a great day for sky photographs as the approaching typhoon makes its way up past the Philippines and towards Taiwan. [SOURCE] "

" ... Of course, Hui-chen and I had to have our own Typhoon Party. But it was too windy up at our rooftop cabana. So we settled on the 4th floor balcony instead. "

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Pope Visiting England and Beyond ...

[PHOTO " ... Sep 16 2010 | The Duke of Edinburgh asked Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie if she wore tartan knickers at today's papal reception, she revealed tonight ... " Read more HERE]

There is nothing like a Papal visit to bring out the giggles in us all!
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

Here is the line:
" ... The subject of the duke's [Prince Philip] ribaldry this time was the Scottish Conservative leader, Annabel Goldie, who was among a group of dignitaries being presented to the pope at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Prince Philip first met the Scottish Labour leader, Iain Gray, who is believed to have been sporting a special papal tartan tie.

At this point, the prince was said to have turned to Goldie, who was standing nearby, and asked if she had a "pair of knickers made out of this?"

Goldie retorted: "I couldn't possibly comment – and even if I did, I couldn't possibly exhibit them."[SOURCE]
"No, Mr Prince-i-woo, I'm in leopard today...." was the best response MooPig could manufacture after the event today.

This is where the "insiders" can regal in the laughter of a 21st century Monarch who has a Yob's wit:
" ... A Tory insider said afterwards that Goldie was in "hoots of laughter" over the exchange. ... "

NEXT WEEK: Bridget Jones' 'big knickers' to be auctioned for charity
The End.

Igor Eyes Bermuda

[PICTURE -- formation-points-August-16-31-1851-to-2009]

Hurricane Igor in the Atlantic

(CNN) " ... The hurricane is currently going through an "eyewall replacement cycle," and, during this time, accurately forecasting its track becomes more difficult, said Fritz [CNN meteorologist Angela Fritz].

A new eye begins to develop around the old eye of a hurricane during the replacement cycle.
"Fortunately, the forecast is that Igor will not strengthen more before approaching Bermuda. It is expected to maintain Category 2 status," Fritz added.

The weather agency said swells will affect the East Coast of the United States, Puerto Rico, the Leeward Islands, Hispanola and parts of the Bahamas over the weekend.

"These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents," the Hurricane Center said.
As of 5 p.m. Saturday, ET, Igor was about 360 miles (580 km) south of Bermuda, packing sustained winds of about 100 mph (160 kph) as it headed northwest at 14 mph (22 kph). Hurricane-force winds extend up to 90 miles (150km) from the center.

MooPig's "A Thoroughly Enjoyable Illusion"

"Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things". (Ste. David)

MooPig Presents a sneak peak... " ... May Saint David's message, in all its simplicity and richness, continue to resound in Wales today, drawing the hearts of its people to renewed love for Christ and his Church. ... "
" [EXCERPT] -- (Pope Benedict Salutes Wales) "Thank you for your very warm greeting on behalf of the faithful of Wales. I am happy to have this opportunity to honour the nation and its ancient Christian traditions by blessing a mosaic of Saint David, the patron saint of the Welsh people, and by lighting the candle of the statue of Our Lady of Cardigan. [SOURCE]
" ... Through the ages the Welsh people have been distinguished for their devotion to the Mother of God; this is evidenced by the innumerable places in Wales called "Llanfair" - Mary's Church. I trust that this beautiful statue, which now returns to the National Shrine of Our Lady in Cardigan, will be a lasting reminder of the Pope's deep love for the Welsh people, and of his constant closeness, both in prayer and in the communion of the Church. ... "

Christmas "Catching Up" Letters ...

Mom's ... don't forget to start those Christmas Letters soon. Lots has happened, and, we are willing to read all about it come December 25, 2010. Thanks to Moms.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Super BUG's

SUBJECT: Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) at its 50th annual conference, running from September 12-14.
Retrieved for Edumacational Porpoises by Pat Darnell

A Conference in Boston opened today. It is anticipated that "antibiotic resistant Super Bugs" will be the main topic throughout the get together. Members of 50 year old institution -- ICACC; and World Health Org -- WHO; and "two three Nobel Laurettes" will attend the symposium. AFP reports " ... Drug resistance in bacteria, blamed on excessive and improper use of antibiotics, is not new, and health experts warn of an increasingly dangerous environment where the problem can flourish. ... "

Unfortunately, the various groups are calling for improved governmental regulating in use of antibiotics. In a time when freedoms are disappearing and government has its hand in everyone's pockets ... "[Super] Bug is a "very serious" threat - calls for a focus on wiser use of antibiotics. ... "There is still time and plenty of opportunities to fix things," he said, noting that another key measure is the more controlled use of antibiotics in animals for human consumption, notably poultry. And:
"We need to improve the control of antibiotics, we need to improve the control of counterfeit drugs, and the government regulations for the use of antibiotic needs to be improved," he said.
Excerpt | " ... Microbiologists focus on 'rise of superbugs' September 13 2010 at 03:18AM ...
"There is still time and plenty of opportunities to fix things," he said, noting that another key measure is the more controlled use of antibiotics in animals for human consumption, notably poultry.

ICAAC marks its half century with the publication of a book containing key findings in the fight against microbial infections.

Last month, an international study found that many hospital infections already difficult to treat have become even more resistant to drugs due to the NDM-1 gene that can jump across different species of bacteria.

Researchers led by Cardiff University's Timothy Walsh - who first uncovered the gene - and Walsh and Madras University's Karthikeyan Kumarasamy said the new class of superbugs resistant to almost all antibiotics were being carried from South Asia to Britain by plastic surgery patients.

"Unprecedented air travel and migration allow bacterial plasmids and clones to be transported rapidly between countries and continents," mostly undetected, they warned in the study published in The Lancet. - AFP (Read Entire Article Source. September 13 2010)

NEXT WEEK: How will Airports worldwide screen queuing Airline passengers for bacterial plasmids and clones?

NASA Talk -- September 8, 1960 -- Eisenhower at Marshall

From: NASA News Services
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 05:00:57 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Ushering in the Future

Dr. Werhner von Braun, Marshall Space Flight Center's first director, points out a detail regarding the first stage of the Saturn rocket to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Eisenhower was at Marshall to participate in the Center's dedication ceremony, Sept. 8, 1960.

Image Credit: NASA

NASA Talk -- What Happened to EARL and Fiona?

From: NASA News Services
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 08:01:43 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Earl and Fiona

This image from the GOES-13 satellite, taken at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Sept. 3, shows a huge Hurricane Earl northeast of North Carolina with cloud cover stretching over the northeastern U.S. A disorganized Tropical Storm Fiona is located in the bottom right of this image.

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA Goes Project.

NEWS Splash !!!

All Three of MooPig's Readers will be Surprised to Learn:

"Donald Trump is offering to buy out the major investor in the New York City mosque site near the World Trade Center site."

-- MEANWHILE -- Back in Florida, on the eve of the Barbecue proposed by Terry Jones and family :
" ... Also Friday, a group of Gainesville clergymen brought 8,000 signatures on petitions urging Jones not to burn the Quran.

"We have 8,048 signatures from 97 countries around the world asking Terry Jones to continue to keep his decision not to burn the Quran," said Rev. Larry Reimer, pastor of United Church of Christ in Gainesville.

Luke Jones and two assistant pastors, Wayne and Stephanie Sapp, are all wearing sidearms.

"The FBI's been here four times," Luke Jones said. "They told us the threats are very severe and we need to take them very seriously." ... " (SOURCE)

Gay Muslim Lifestyle**

(Picture SOURCE)
**Some SOURCES and some LINKS :: As we say in our coffee clutch in the Employee Break Room at MooPig Enterprises: "You want to live and breed in the USA? You learn fast that you must agree to being Segmented, brothers and sisters."

Thousands show solidarity with New York’s Muslim community
By John Catalinotto
New York
Published Sep 11, 2010 11:56 PM
Excerpt " ... Answering the call of the Emergency Mobilization Against Racism and Anti-Muslim Bigotry, people from Boston, Washington and in between joined thousands of New Yorkers in a display of the strength of the anti-racist movement that embraced young and old, people of all the colors of the city and region, gay and straight. The demonstrators exuded a spirit of unity and cooperation by chanting, marching and then chipping in their labor to clean up at the end of the day’s action. ... "

Muslim Gays Seek Lesbians For Wives
Social Pressures Push Some Into Sexless Marriage
By Ayesha Akram
Religion News Service
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Excerpt -- " ... Across the globe and especially in America, hundreds of other gay Muslims have started to pursue marriages of convenience--or MOC, as they are known-- in which gay Muslims seek out lesbian Muslims, and vice versa, for appearances' sake. ... "

Choosing Hell? June 26, 2010
Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Media, Queer Muslims.
" ... I have accepted the consequences of a gay lifestyle in the Muslim context. I don’t mean this in a self-loathing, self-deprecating way, but I have to accept that, in the context of Islam, I am going to spend time in hell. But there’s this sense of knowing and accepting these consequences that has both empowered me and allowed me to begin to map out my “gay” future. ... "

To Be Gay and Muslim
While many gay Muslims remain closeted, fearful of shaming their family, their mosque and their peers, some are finding inspiring -- and unconventional -- ways to cope.
April 9, 2002 | [SOURCE]
Excerpt " ... For Salman Husainy, an autumn drive four years ago was the moment of truth. Sitting in the passenger seat of his sister Shaheen's car, he blurted out what he'd long known but kept hidden. ... "
"I'm gay," Husainy said. ... "
You Get the Idea ... right? It's complicated. Gay is not just for the Priests as a burden to bear. Imam may be a forthwith name for the clergy of the Gay Muslim sides.
It's all good, better, best! Don't forget to wear your rubberized raincoats from Sears and Roebuck, Buckaroos. What's your Demographic?

__________________ UPDATE
Director receives death threats over Channel 4 documentary about gay Muslims
By Jessica Geen • March 3, 2009 - 11:47
An Imam from Europe’s largest mosque, the Baitul Futuh in Surrey, condemned the film last night.

"These people should not be confessing their sins to the television cameras," he told the Daily Star.

"They should be doing it in private to God and seeking forgiveness."

Channel 4 has defended the programme. (Source)

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