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Monday, February 28, 2011

De-constructing the USA :: "Be Debt Sav-vy"

Ongoing Piddling around by our Brilliant minds in Washington will result in a well picked over Carcass...
Retrieved by Pat Darnell
China's holdings is $1.16 trillion at the end of December. China was firmly in the top spot as the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasury debt even before any revisions.

If Chinese investors were to begin dumping their U.S. holdings ... Such a development could send U.S. interest rates rising. That would slow America's economic recovery and increase Washington's costs for financing the $14.3 trillion national debt.

Britain's holdings of U.S. Treasury securities is only $272.1 billion.

That's included because Chinese investors buy and sell securities through Britain.

The U.S. government is selling huge amounts of debt to finance record-high budget deficits. The Obama administration in its new budget released on Feb. 14 projected that this year's deficit will reach a record $1.65 trillion. It would be the third consecutive year the federal deficit has exceeded $1 trillion. (CRUTSINGER, MARTIN. Feb 28, 2011. AP Economics Writer., [SOURCE])


Sunday, February 27, 2011

VATICAN: Priests Have Been Raping Nuns to Avoid Hookers with HIV

Sex in Exchange for Favours
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

VATICAN: Priests Have Been Raping Nuns to Avoid Hookers with HIV: "Let us take a moment to recall Pope Benedict's view of what caused the Holocaust:
EXCERPT: " ... As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus to a reductive vision of the person and his destiny.
It was a ballsy statement coming from a man who was once a member of the Hitler Youth and now leads the Catholic Church, but the argument is not uncommon. 'What is morality to a Godless atheist?' is a common refrain among 'radical clerics' of every faith."

Unscrupulous clerics took advantage of young nuns: the unnerving twists of fatal couplings ... sic
EXCERPT: " ... The US article was based on five documents, which senior women from religious orders and priests have presented to the Vatican over the past decade. They describe a particularly bad situation in Africa. In a continent devastated by Aids, nuns, along with early adolescent girls, are perceived by some as safe sexual targets. The reports said that the church authorities had done little to tackle the problem. [HERE]

While most of the abuse happened in African countries, Sister O'Donohue reported incidents in 23 countries including India, Ireland, Italy, the Philippines and the United States.

O'Donohue wrote in her report how a vicar in one African diocese had talked "quite openly" about sex, saying that "celibacy in the African context means a priest does not get married, but does not mean he does not have children."

When she addressed bishops on the problem, many of them felt it was disloyal of the sisters to send reports.

"However, the sisters claim they have done so time and time again. Sometimes they were not well received. In some instances they are blamed for what happened. Even when they are listened to sympathetically nothing much seems to be done" One of the most tragic elements that emerges is the fate of the victims. While the offending priests are usually moved or sent away for studies, the women are normally chased out of their religious orders, they are then either to scared to return to their families or are rejected by them. they often finished up as outcasts, or, in a cruel twist of irony, as prostitutes, making a meagre living from an act they had vowed never to do.

NASA Talk -- Bon Voyage Discovery

Discovery Lifts Off!
Space shuttle Discovery's liftoff from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a picturesque, warm, late February afternoon was witnessed by news media representatives near the countdown clock at the Press Site. Launch of the STS-133 mission was at 4:53 p.m. EST on Feb. 24.

Discovery and its six-member crew are on a mission to deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, to the International Space Station. Discovery is making its 39th mission and is scheduled to be retired following STS-133. This is the 133rd Space Shuttle Program mission and the 35th shuttle voyage to the International Space Station.

Image Credit: NASA/Troy Cryder
Page Last Updated: February 24, 2011
Page Editor: Yvette Smith
NASA Official: Brian Dunbar

Rupert Murdoch and David Koch Collude Against Wisconsin Workers | | AlterNet

INFRASTRUCTURE, Folks, Infrastructure
Retrieved by Pat Darnell and this PHOTO which will get your attention: the Cheese Bra

READ all of THIS:
Rupert Murdoch and David Koch Collude Against Wisconsin Workers | | AlterNet: "You might think it's all about what brings in the advertising dollars for Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Fox's parent company, News Corporation. But it runs much deeper than that, involving key players at the Wall Street Journal, News Corp.'s crown jewel. The informal partnership between billionaire David Koch, whose campaign dollars and astroturf group, Americans for Prosperity, have fomented the Wisconsin crisis, and billionaire Rupert Murdoch, is profoundly ideological -- the ideology being the exponential enrichment of the two men's heirs, all dressed up in the language of libertarianism and free enterprise. Together with his brother, Charles -- also a big donor to right-wing causes --David Koch runs Koch Industries, the conglomerate that sprang from the oil and gas company founded by his father."

STATUS: “Come to Madison,” said Norm Stockwell, a local community radio station manager. “You needn’t worry where to sleep or about food, simply bring a sleeping bag and we can assure you that you’ll be fed.” Ian’s Pizza, a popular town favorite, has been fielding donations from all over the world for pizza deliveries to protesters.

26 minutes ago · · ·
You like this.
Patrick Darnell This is how my ticker works: if AMerica looks at itself with objective eyes, we will see that our infrastructure is kaputz, not maintained, lacking new structures.... right? Why is that? We depend on 'illegal immigrant workers' at slaves' wages to do the maintenance on billion dollar sewer systems, rusting bridges, and damns. Am I the only person who ever traveled to Mexico?

19 minutes ago ·
Patrick Darnell The Great Recession did blow a massive hole in state and municipal government finances, with tax receipts—including income, sales and property taxes—dropping sharply along with household incomes, spending and real estate values. Meanwhile, demand for public services, such as Medicaid and heating oil assistance, has risen as people’s circumstances have worsened. But let’s remember that the recession was caused by Wall Street hyper-speculation, not the pay scales of elementary school teachers or public hospital nurses.

10 minutes ago ·
Patrick Darnell Yes, I am on the SOAP-Box with my appeal to all-o-us about INFRASTRUCTURE in all our neighborhoods.

Here's what to do: Find your city's budget long form, not the summary, usually published in a public forum. Notice the various amounts of money going to projects, but then take a look at the enormous amount of tax money going to Insurance, and Lawyer retainers. The people of government elite are all lawyers, remember they will look after their own. Even the election judges are lawyers. We need them, but what we don't need is the excess of them. We need street people, who will take up the responsibilities of their neighborhoods, and recruit others to do the same. IF all we do for the rest of our lives is pick up and take out the trash, then so be it. At least we leave it cleaner for our kids.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MooPig Classified Ads :: "WANTED" -- Internet Suitcase Model

Can Anyone Tell us What Movie this Picture comes from?
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

 This is from the silent film "The Gorilla" (1927); our readers cracked this puzzle pretty quickly!

This Just In :: From Field Correspondent Richard Capo in the Midwest

Only one place it's safe for despotism anymore

richard capotosto to Pat  |  show details 9:05 AM
"... The morning after his convincing victory, Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was shaking hands and thanking voters at an "El" (elevated train) ... He was formerly White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. ..."
the Windbag city...


MooPig "Eggs in the Sand" Department Presents

Many dictators, like Gaddafi of Libya, get all their ducks in a row only to have big problems when the baby ducks hatch out to a limited lifestyle. That is, the eggs in his basket were not what he anticipated.
The Libyan newborns do not support Gaddafi's "last generation" of blubbering tom-foolery. No, they want skater's shoes, blue jeans, and smart phones. MooPig editing staff says a big hallelujah.
MooPig supports giving every child and woman a camera phone, and an easily accessed network. Pictures of atrocities are hard to ignore. Every dictator should learn from these mistakes ... iPhone just might be the catalyst for genesis of World Peace ! 
But don't count your eggs before they're hatched.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Is your PayCheck not Gittin' 'Er Done Lately?

While You are Raising Family, and Making Do ...


Conspiracy Recognizability in History :: "Believe or Disbelieve"

MooPig Site Review :: "Does your partner agree with you?"
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

If we spend enough time on the Internet -- and I want to get this right -- we will come across several Conspiracy Theories. And sometimes the sheer magnitude of information on the subject we encounter can make us crazy.

Evidence will seem as if to come from military, or earthquake, or governmental in origin, as we go into turmoil over whether something is true or not. To "Believe" in a conspiracy, well that is the ultimate confounding result. The alternative to "Dis-believe" can be just as big a conundrum, our personal low.

Is there somewhere "in-between Belief and Dis-belief" where we curmudgeons could dwell?

I found this site by Googling "Conspiracy, theory, probability" ... and thought it a good place to start. It has a good list of the recognizable potential conspiracy stories to make a group that could repeat over time.

For instance, 1) ... murder covered up by police, 2)... did the Hand of God really destroy that city ... 3) do siblings consistently plot to assassinate each other... or, 4) ... do all best friends of Kings and such, secretly covet the King's wife ... ?

Here is the Game as the Site poses the questions:

World History Past Modals of Possibility and Probability Discussion Questions

 :: [SOURCE] " ... Choose one of the conspiracy theories below and change the sentence with words and
expressions in the useful language box below to make it have the amount of likelihood that you
think is really so. Does your partner agree with you? ..."

Useful language:
“… must have…” “…might have…”
“…could have…” “…probably…”
“…possibly…” "… almost certainly…”
… can’t have… "…may have…"

President Kennedy (JFK) was assassinated by the CIA in conjunction with the Mafia.

An alien was dissected at the Roswell American air force base.

Jack the Ripper was never caught because he was someone important and the police protected him

The Americans never would’ve used the atom bomb on a European country

The Americans dropped the atom bomb more to scare the Soviet Union than to stop the war, because they knew it was going to finish soon anyway

Alexander the Great was gay

9/11 was planned by the US government as an excuse to invade Iraq and so gain control of its oil

There weren’t any Jews in the World Trade Center on 9/11

The explosion in the Pentagon on 9/11 came from inside the building

Princess Diana was murdered by the British Royal Family because she was going to marry a Muslim

The Apollo moon landing was a hoax filmed in a studio by Stanley Kubrick

The Europeans or Americans would’ve got involved in the Yugoslav War earlier if the Bosnians had been Christians

King Arthur was a real person and was a Roman fighting with Ancient Britons against the invading Germanic Anglo Saxons

Mary Queen of Scots was conspiring to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I

The Japanese deliberately delayed the declaration of war until after the attack on Pearl Harbour

The main reason Henry VIII split the Church of England from the Catholic Church and so turned

England into a Protestant country was so he could divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn

Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had a child or children

The main reason British sailors went exploring in the age of Elizabeth I was to impress her and so marry her and become King ..."

Which ideas above are included in movies, books or TV programmes you know or know about?

What other historical movies have you seen (from your country or other countries)? How likely do
you think the story in that movie is to be true?
EXCERPT -- " ... I guess most people who believe in conspiracy theories either have some benefit in pretending to believe or they really think the theories are likely to be true. Those who think conspiracy theories are likely to be true, are victims of some kind of “Bayesian fallacy”: Bayes (English mathematician, 1702-1761) proved a theorem about conditional probabilities, nowadays called “Bayes’ theorem“. [LINK]

To Nuke; or not to Nuke

While you were Celebrating Presidents' Day, Iran was Enriching Uranium
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

The Herald-Sun - Sources U S sees Iran s leaders split on nukes: "'We see a disturbing confluence of events -- an Iran that is increasingly rigid, autocratic, dependent on coercion to maintain control and defiant toward the West, and an Iran that continues to advance its uranium enrichment capabilities along with what appears to be the scientific, technical and industrial capacity to produce nuclear weapons if its leaders choose to do so,' he said."


Saturday, February 19, 2011

MooPig Movie Reviews: "RED, [2010]"

OBSERVATION: The Aging Hit Man and Woman is fast becoming a main character in films released in 21st century. It sure is true of "R.E.D."
by Pat Darnell

In addition to regular movie particulars, many peer actors are present in R.E.D.

R.E.D. means: "Retired: Extremely Dangerous," it turns out. This troupe of  peer actors is tagged by this reviewer as being tall, well fed, soldier compact, capitalist, plasmid marker 'actor' gene, of man-o-structural, and woman statuesque, exigent heroes.

All for one, and, -- one does not supersede the others ... the question is "Who do you work for?"

You see, everyone is a Hit Man, even the women. This is not a novel characterization; flawed heroes, with spectacular skill sets -- or "kill" sets -- and ability to manipulate personal spaces of all their victims are becoming regular feature artists. And, as usual, wooing of anatomically exaggerated women and men, is a given, even for prime aged actors.

Driven by gnawing needs to kill with efficiency, one wonders why? I suggest as the Hit Man gets older and more practiced he is more efficient because he must grow tired of all the cleaning of blood and crime grime afterwards. Sterilizing the crime scene is expedited through gathered wisdom of rubbing people out.

One grows easy with the laziness of the peril that this theater drama puts the ticket-payer through. It might also be a tribute to one-take scenes due to the aging actor factor again. So be it, much experience makes for another cost saving. This allows adult themed films to remain alive in the movie business's meandering demographics pander.

"What else are we to do with the aging work force?" said MooPig's Movie Reviews Editor, Albert T. Pincus. "Aging hit men and women is perfect theater for them all."

The R.E.D. personnel are as vital as the late Jack LaLanne was up until his demise. But putting them to death seems out of the question. This means there will be a feel good epilogue on movie's final scene, that will simulate Corona Beer Commercials.

But, whoa; is a slower paced, slower burning fuse gun man good for cinema? "Well, my wife loves R.E.D.," said Editor Pincus. "She went out and bought it for keepers."

In R.E.D.'s corner, we at MooPig Movie Reviews think it is all much funnier to watch, therefore a fun flick. Laughing at aside-fill comment, with concentration-centric plot details, and sudden robust elder agents kicking the tar out of three younger ones, is the best parts, usually.

And if you find yourself figuring out the whole story long in advance, it matters less, because it is funny; it is a jocular journey.

Tragically, we all have to one day retire. And most of us have to get out of the businesses that we seem to have lost track of, too. So probably the sage wisdom one departs this movie with is: to "plan" your retirements early on in your career years. Maybe start your planning the day you begin working.

"Who do you work for?" The question in R.E.D is the answer.

This Just In :: MooPig's Correspondent from Zeeland, Michigan Reports

We will Get Right on This, Thank You ...
REtrieved not Stirred

Dear AMazing IZ,
Please study and expound on something :

Police in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain attacked demonstrators camped out in the capital on Thursday, killing three, in a move to stifle pro-democracy protests inspired by similar movements across the Middle East.

1. Pray-tell, what do these rallys have to do with democracy?

2. Is there any spec of evidence to suggest that Islam can tolerate democracy?

3. If not, why are muslims so dishonest about this? And why are non-muslims so stupid in refusing to understand this.

4. If so, where is Abdullah Washingtom, Iben-ben Hamilton, Muhammed Adams, etc, etc. ( Oh, they're dead, of course - murdered by other pro-democracy elements in the mid-east)

5. Please post references to the following :
Russian revolution
French Revolution
English Enlightenment
American Revolution
Chinese Communist Revolution
Protestant Reformation
Hippie Revolution

Thank you -- Do this after your taxes are complete.


Friday, February 18, 2011

This Just In :: From Field Correspondent Guy Visconti, Chicago, IL

Retrieved from Email, not kidding, by Pat Darnell

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your
carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your
yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my
return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there
are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me
wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I
might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to
remove it..

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and
foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm
company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it
too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows
on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your
jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock
your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off
because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or
offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check
dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you
keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system.
If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can
buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of
a real television.

This bit has been a cleverly disguised, MooPig Approved, advertisement for:
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

MooPig's Phone Conversations We'd Like to have Heard

Wouldn’t it be Great if Obama and his Czars Weren’t Clueless? [Cartoon from HERE]  |  Retrieved for Ed Porpoises by Pat Darnell

CZAR Candidate's phone: Ring Ring ... "Hello"

BO: "Hello, Mrs Johnson, this is Barry."

Mrs Johnson: "Uh ... erm .. who?"

BO: "Barry Obama ! I need your help on a task. I need a Burkha Czar ... and I think you are my candidate !"

Mrs J: "What makes you think that ?"

BO: "They're making miniature black holes in Europe. They might be smuggling them in burkhas. I need you to study them, and report back to me and the Senate. Okay ?"

Mrs J: "Mind boggling, Mr President. Is this full time employment you are offering ?"

BO: "Well, could you work out of your home at first ?"

EXCERPT   |  "I [Michael J. Kilgus] worked in DC, and when I did, someone in a Czar’s position made the equivelent of what would be, today, $225,000.00 a year. That’s a lot of money, but add it up:

Obama, I believe, currently has 30 Czars working for him, and that totals: $6,750,000.00 a year, and that is just the basic total.

Each Czar will need an office staff, and that staff usually consists of three close aides, at $125,000, per year, 4 staffers, at $75,000 per year, and a receptionist at $60,000 per year, and that totals: $725,000.00 per office, times 30 offices equals: $21,750,000.00 per year, added to the $6,750,000.00 ..., and we have a total of $28,500,000.00 per year, just to pay for the Czars,, and their staff’s salaries.

$28,500,000.00 a year! I know, they’ll say they don’t get paid that much! Well, folks, it’s DC; it is expensive to live in DC, it is expensive to hire proper staff, and it’s expensive, especially if every person in the office, including the Czars, are Cronies of Obama, and they are being paid off for something they have done for him! (Kilgus, Michael J. SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2009, SOURCE)
... Mrs Johnson: "Now, we have to add on all of my “personal expenses”, such as high dollar suits, and clothing, expensive meals, new cars, with chauffeurs, the gas, the foreign trips, ... so when do I start?"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MooPig Site Review :: "Three Major Considerations"

Three very important and urgent queries have come to the attention of MooPig:

  • (2) State of the Money Supply [approximately $12.8 trillion], gone missing ?
“Meaning that the optimistic view is that our federal obligations outpace the entire annual economic output of human civilization. “So, John Boehner wants to roll spending back to where it was in the last year of the Bush administration. Okay, great. Nice start. “Now, what else have you got?”
U.S. Debt $130 Trillion; Global GDP and Money Supply Both $60 Trillion? HERE  |  Saturday September 11th, 2010 • Posted by David Theroux

  • (3) State of the USA Space Shuttle Missions under NASA?
NASA Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Estimates [pdf -- HERE]

Let's all be Kepler Sav-vy !

I am a Planet, Illustrations...

If you haven't yet noticed, MooPig really likes Space junk
by Pat Darnell

I have been trying to understand asceticism for most of my life. Who are the modern ascetics? Usually this title belongs to maybe, Olympic, College, and Professional athletes, Coptic Christians, and, Dr Phil; no ... HUNH ?

But now I want to include astronauts. Most astronauts today follow a regime both strenuous and energetic, while also sacred and deific. The key question at space travel conventions might be "How to get flesh and bone into deep space?" No? Ponder that one folks.

While today the news is about pedophilia and slander from usurper world leaders, like Burlesconi "the Burlesquer" of Italy, and Mubarak of Egypt, -- it is good to know that NASA gives us a bargain -- even if it is a little bit elitist and over budgeted.

Where else can you get a one-way space probe trip to Mars, with a spectacular camera equipped rover too, for the low price of only $500 million? Eh?

So, bright readers, tag along with MooPig in its zeal for the great 'final frontier;' out there, or unplug your PC.

[SOURCE] Kepler Mission Discovers 1,235 Possible New Planets
NASA's Kepler Mission
Lead Research and Ideas reporter Claire Perlman talks about NASA's Kepler Mission which explores the possibility that life exists outside of the solar system.
Related Articles »

  • Future of Human Space Flight Continues to Look Bright - Mon, Feb 14, 2011 HERE
  • New York Times Reports Campus May Be Required to Reinstate Cut Sports - Fri, Feb 11, 2011 HERE
  • New Energy-Efficient Units Offer Affordable Alternative for Tenants - Wed, Feb 9, 2011 HERE

"We've worked 16-hour days, 7 days a week toward this," said Geoff Marcy, co-investigator of the mission and a campus professor of astronomy, in an e-mail. "We're exhausted ... but this is a watershed moment in human history."

The mission's planet-hunting satellite has only actively been on the prowl since March 2009, but Alex Filippenko, campus astronomy professor, said it has already made fundamental advances.

Over the last 15 years, traditional methods yielded about 400 confirmed exoplanets. In just over a year, the Kepler mission, which instead finds planets by measuring how much the host star's light dims as a potential planet passes by, has located more than 1,200 candidates.

MooPig's "See Also: Column"

If we accept the Quantum mechanical idea of the vacuum creation of Lepton pairs around a black holes, then only a minimal amount of (anti-)Leptons is supposed to be annihilated in the Comet case.
This is possible if the vacuum Higgs lattice has a chiral structure in combination with an opposite chirality for Leptons and Fermions!
As a result “left handed” chiral Positrons tend to "absorb" easier and more Gluons/Photons than Electrons do inside a “left handed” chiral vacuum.
Positrons seem to be able to form positive Quarks by "click-on" Gluon/Photon absorption. This "click-on" system facilitate Electrons to form negative charged Quarks.
This simple principle solves even the well known Big Bang anti-matter annihilation problem!
As a result, COMETS are spongy icy H2 balls created around micro black holes by the Quark Gluon plasma producing Black Hole horizon.
see also:

Friday, February 11, 2011

DETROIT -- Angriest Places in America | Men's Health

 Angriest Places in America | Men's Health
Retrieved for Ed Porpoises by Pat Darnell

Most PO'd
100 Detroit, MI
99 Baltimore, MD
98 St. Petersburg, FL
97 Las Vegas, NV
96 Newark, NJ
95 Charleston, WV
94 Dallas, TX
93 Houston, TX
92 Philadelphia, PA
91 Miami, FL
90 Riverside, CA
89 Memphis, TN
88 Oklahoma City, OK
87 Louisville, KY
86 Los Angeles, CA
85 Jersey City, NJ
84 Fort Worth, TX
83 Jacksonville, FL
82 Indianapolis, IN
81 Boston, MA
80 Chicago, IL
79 Orlando, FL
78 New Orleans, LA
77 Stockton, CA
76 Oakland, CA
75 Sacramento, CA
4 Washington, DC
73 St. Louis, MO
72 Phoenix, AZ
71 Baton Rouge, LA
70 San Jose, CA
69 Tampa, FL
68 Aurora, CO
67 El Paso, TX
66 Winston-Salem, NC
65 Birmingham, AL
64 Tucson, AZ
63 Santa Ana, CA
62 Bridgeport, CT
61 Billings, MT
60 Tulsa, OK
59 Manchester, NH
58 New York, NY
57 Lexington, KY
56 Little Rock, AR
55 St. Paul, MN
54 Charlotte, NC
53 San Diego, CA
52 Fresno, CA
51 Atlanta, GA
50 Cleveland, OH
49 Columbus, OH
48 Lubbock, TX
47 San Antonio, TX
46 Plano, TX
45 Richmond, VA
44 Greensboro, NC
43 Providence, RI
42 Albuquerque, NM
41 Denver, CO
40 Austin, TX
39 Kansas City, MO
38 Jackson, MS
37 Bakersfield, CA
36 Milwaukee, WI
35 San Francisco, CA
34 Chesapeake, VA
33 Corpus Christi, TX
32 Nashville, TN
31 Sioux Falls, SD
30 Raleigh, NC
29 Toledo, OH
28 Laredo, TX
27 Cincinnati, OH
26 Buffalo, NY
25 Minneapolis, MN
24 Norfolk, VA
23 Honolulu, HI
22 Wilmington, DE
21 Durham, NC
20 Seattle, WA
19 Des Moines, IA
18 Fort Wayne, IN
17 Pittsburgh, PA
16 Boise, ID
15 Omaha, NE
14 Portland, ME
13 Virginia Beach, VA
12 Portland, OR
11 Columbia, SC
10 Anchorage, AK
9 Reno, NV
8 Wichita, KS
7 Cheyenne, WY
6 Salt Lake City, UT
5 Madison, WI
4 Colorado Springs, CO
3 Fargo, ND
2 Lincoln, NE
1 Burlington, VT

We've discovered that if you want to really piss off an entire city, all you have to do is rank it last among 100 cities and then print the results in a national magazine. Happens every month. But what we don't know is how angry a city might become if we actually name it the "Angriest Town in America." Well, Detroit, go ahead and let us have it: You are officially the most spitting-mad metropolis.

How did we gauge rage? Statistically (and from a safe distance). We calculated the number of aggravated assaults per capita (FBI), the number of people with high blood pressure (CDC), the amount of time spent in traffic during rush hour (Texas Transportation Institute), and the number of anger-management specialists per capita (American Psychological Association).

Sugar Fix
Temper your tantrum. When researchers at the University of Kentucky let people blast others with various intensities of white noise, those who downed a sugary beverage showed the most mercy. "A spike in blood sugar provides more energy to regulate anger," says study author Nathan DeWall, Ph.D. But you don't need to quaff a Coke; eating a handful of raisins will work, too, says DeWall.

Defuse Traffic Time Bombs
There's one big reason why we rage on the road: frustration over other drivers and traffic delays, says Stefan Hofmann, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Boston University. One remedy for bumper-to-bumper anger: electronic road signs that display—and continually update—the estimated time it will take to exit a high-traffic area. "Giving people a sense of predictability and control can relieve frustration and lessen aggression," explains Hofmann. More and more states have begun implementing these traffic time signs; ask your state's department of transportation to follow their lead.

For more on the sources for our statistics and to see additional city rankings, go to

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mubarak's Golden Parachute :: "Mubarak needs a hard push"

February 1, 2011 | [SOURCE]
" ... EXCERPT | Cherished ideals of democracy and cold exigencies of realpolitik both demand that U.S. officials do whatever is in their power — which, frankly, may not be much — to hasten Mubarak's departure. Help him fuel the presidential jet and load the gold bullion, if necessary. Send him a postcard from the French Riviera saying: "Wish you were here." (Robinson, Eugene. 1 Feb 2011.Washington Post columnist. HERE) ... "

" ... Already, demonstrators have noted that the rubber bullets and tear-gas canisters fired by Mubarak's hated police are stamped "Made in the USA." It is true that Mubarak has been a useful and fairly reliable ally for three decades. But it is also true that cold-eyed analysis would conclude that the 82-year-old Mubarak's day is done, that the clamor for democracy in Egypt has reached a point of no return, and that it is better for U.S. interests to be on the right side of history. ... "

" ... The United States will in any case retain some influence in Egypt, if only because of the $1.3 billion in aid we give annually. (Robinson, Eugene. ibid.)"


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

MooPig's Audit Department :: $uper Bowl XLV

You better be loaded, because Super Bowl XLV has been projected to be the most expensive football game in history to attend.

In the past five super bowls, hotel rates on average have more than doubled from the same week in the previous year, and generally averaged more than $300 a night. The average rate for rooms available since the match-up was set on conference championship weekend is more like $512.

Game parking can range from $105 minimum to $1,250 for tail-gaters. Yes that is what it will cost to park your car for three hours at Cowboys Stadium.

Tickets will cost you between $2,435 for nose bleed seats to $9,500 in section C-134.

To put the prices in perspective, you should know that tickets to the first Super Bowl in 1967 cost $6.

You can get a suite for yourself and your friends. The suites range from $165,900 for field suites to $603,900 for VIP suites.

$325 to $380 for four days use of a full-size car.

The economy is down right? Obviously, not everyone is suffering equally. Next season the prices will rise again, and there is no telling how high.

"The good news is you still have time to get your new flat screen up and running before Super Bowl XLVI kick-off. (HERE)"
SOURCE  |  "Numerous aspects of the Super Bowl experience — especially those that are neatly quantifiable — tantalize beyond the deeply thought grunt/push/tackle analyses. Here are a bunch of ‘em. (Dobrow, Larry. Jan 31, 2011. Super Bowl XLV: Adding Up the Numbers CBS Money Watch)"
25 and 24 percent: The average increase of the SandP 500 in years where, respectively, the Steelers or the Packers compete in the Super Bowl, according to Capital IQ.
$23,729: Price of the most expensive ticket (as of 8 a.m. ET on January 31) available on the league-sanctioned NFL Ticket Exchange secondary market. The seat is located at the 45-yard line, nine rows up from the field.
$200: Price of a “party plaza” ticket to watch the game on monster-sized screens outside Cowboys Stadium. Hey, at least it includes parking.
$1,250: Price of admission to the Playboy Super Bowl Party, scheduled for Friday night of Super Bowl Weekend at the Aloft Hotel in Dallas — which has been renamed the Bud Light Hotel for Super Bowl week.

11.6: Exact length, in inches, of a regulation-size NFL football.
7: Approximate length, in inches, of Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel’s beard.
19,499: Number of people who have “liked” Brett Keisel’s Beard on Facebook.

$13,796,000: Total 2011 salary of the Packers’ starting offensive line.
1,560 pounds: Total weight of the Packers’ starting offensive line.
$552.72: Price per ounce of the Packers’ starting offensive line.
$1,330.74: Price per ounce of gold, as of 8 a.m. ET on January 31.

$50,000: Estimated value of the sterling silver Vince Lombardi Trophy, crafted by Tiffany and Co.
$235 million: Money spent by Anheuser-Busch/InBev on Super Bowl ad time between 2001 and 2010.

90,384,615: Number of Bud Lights you could buy with that $235 million at Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 in Pittsburgh.

216: Number of Super Bowl game balls manufactured in a 24-hour span beginning Sunday night, Jan. 23, at the Wilson Sporting Goods factory in Ada, Ohio.
54: Number of game balls that each team must deliver to officials on Super Bowl Sunday, out of its allotment of 108.

105,000: Estimated number of fans who will attend Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

380,084: Population of Arlington, according to a 2010 U.S. Census estimate.

$1,198: Cost, before taxes and whatnot, of a room with queen-sized bed at the Super 8 Motel Arlington Southwest for both the Saturday and Sunday of Super Bowl weekend.
$152.95: Cost, before taxes and whatnot, of that same room at the same Super 8 hotel one week later.

1 and 8: Rank in merchandise sold on since April 2010 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
27: Rank, as of the morning of Monday, January 31, on’s list of bestselling ponytail holders, of “Green Bay Packers Green Ponytail Holders.”

1: Rank, as of the morning of Monday, January 31, on’s list of bestselling beach towels of “Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Beach Towel.”
110 miles: Distance from Green Bay, Wis., to Baraboo, Wis. — home of McArthur Towel & Sports, where Steeler-simpatico Terrible Towels are manufactured. (The owner swears that he bleeds Packer green and gold.)

500: Number of Cheeseheads ordered from manufacturer Foamation between the end of the Green Bay/Chicago NFC Championship Game on Jan. 23 and the start of business the following morning.

2.63 billion pounds: Amount of cheese produced in Wisconsin in 2009, according to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

24.9: Percentage of those 26.3 billion pounds of cheese that was cheddar.
32.8: Percentage of those 26.3 billion pounds that was mozzarella. Talk about an upset.

40 minutes and 15 seconds: Amount of ad time during the CBS broadcast of the 2001 Super Bowl, according to Kantar Media Intelligence.
47 minutes and 50 seconds: Amount of ad time during CBS’ broadcast of the 2010 Super Bowl — an increase of 18%.

$2.2 million: Estimated cost of a 30-second spot during the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl XXXV, back in 2001, according to Brandweek.

$2.8 million to $3.0 million: Estimated cost of a 30-second spot during this weekend’s Fox broadcast of Super Bowl XLV — an increase of 27% to 36%.

Monday, February 07, 2011

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

A MooPig Re-Run -- FINAL Drafts :: MTC 14 for Blood: "Coming of Age in the Shoes of Another"

Hiro Gets Game by Mr. President

In Someone Else's Shoes by Stella

My Day As Al by Andy D

Coversations 5th of February, 1987 by MooPig

I Am A Woman Damned by Jayne d'Arcy - feel free to appreciate,

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Conversations 5th of February, 1987
by Pat Darnell aka MooPig
"Today’s Quiz is: 'What do jack rabbits, buffaloes, sharps, cotton mouths, raccoons, and Westheimer have in common?'” was the survey over the radio this morning on Gulf Wind FM.
Begis divided his attention between the disc jockey, and the group of co-workers just outside his cubicle.

“The paving of Kirby will no doubt bring growth along the perimeter of West University Place,” said Bogota.

“When did the surveyors show up?” asked Rusty.

“They were there about 6 months before ground breaking,” said Paul Bogota, architect and owner of this association by the same name, Bogota Assoc. “What I don’t know is how they settled with the local businesses.”

“Hey, you guys, don’t you remember; KTRK 13 started broadcasting in Houston in November 1954,” hollered Begis from his cubicle.

They all looked at each other with dead pan poker faces to see who was going to call Begis’s bluff. No one did.

“Do you mean on Bissonett? We were talking about Kirby,” said Rusty.

Unabashed, Begis continued; “Old money, cotton money, has title to almost all the land where the SW freeway was built.” When no one spoke up, Begis said, “I think many developers have gone in but find area divided by the Railroad and the new freeway. Overhead high wires... all the negatives to create the buffer residents want... between them and any riff-raff that might try to squat on the border of WUP.”

“Wiff-waff? Eh, Begis? Where do you come up with this?” said Marjorie Bender. “And can you, uh, be quiet? ...How does he know all this stuff?” she whispered to the group.

“Like I was saying, I was reading Rinko’sª column this morning,” resumed Paul Bogotá, “he interviewed Mayor Welch, who said ‘the developments will likely dawn a new era for Houstonians.’”

“Duh,” said Mike.

Begis chortled at Mike, and cringed; then quit breathing as he burgled into a brain bubble thinking to himself; “That means the Triangle project will not survive the increases in land values due to environmental impact, water and sewer.... And , Yikes, it is now on the wrong side of the freeway also. What happens if we are the first high-rise in the area?”

Begis grabbed the phone to satisfy impulse and to call Claudia, “Do you want to go to the Hobbit Hole tonight?”

“Uh, sure but you have to pick me up after work in Sharpstown,” replied Claudia.
“At the shopping center; or at your house?”

“My house.”


The morning chat group had dispersed and all had gone to their own cubicles. Begis never stopped staring blindly at the pile of drawings on his drawing board. “No wonder the Triangle is not working out, all those soggy bottom types living right there in Montrose. And, developments nearby are dragging their twats. The plans are too tedious. How is Bogota going to justify all our time on this one?” all in Begis’ head. “I wonder what Stanley Tigerman would do with this site?” thought Begis to himself. “I wonder what the Chicago Seven would do.”

The following is how the mind of Begis functions on occasions like this; when a puzzle piece seems not to be part of the over all picture. His mind, having been pinched and augmented somehow, would launch into note-taking databases of information storerooms.

His body of work was a bramble of specifications tucked away to help in times of indecision. Experiential events that held significant amounts of information that support design decisions Begis would have to make. There were events in storage that would become authenticated on application. So he had to go into deep thought.

It was a backward, reverse sort continuum of vaults' opening from recent to past. It included his personal experiences; other history was sketchy in there. Begis sat sinking again more deeply in to himself, until he was in a state of inertia of an apparent stupor, instigated by his brain finding the shortest distance between correlations in his present state of cogitation: the brain of Begis had all metabolic systems supporting it, and it continued with humming something like this...

....During the 1970s, Booth joined the "Chicago Seven," a diverse group of architects that held a series of influential exhibitions and symposia to encourage new approaches to architecture in Chicago.....

First of all, in 1976—we began in 1975—we were the Chicago Seven and that first book about Chicago architecture. How did that come about? [It was] as a resistance to that single overriding goddamned thing, the Miesian thing. I love Mies, but it was about the descendants…So we evolved to make a way for another move in Chicago."

Stanley Tigerman continues "When I joined the AIA ...years ago you couldn’t displace another architect without letting him know. You couldn’t undercut fees. You couldn’t market, you couldn’t brand. (Tigerman, S; Interview, nd)
Now you can undercut fees, you can market, you can brand. And the AIA forces it at their conventions by spending tons of time on shit like marketing and branding! I’m asking YOU the questions. But I think encouraging signature work in formalistic ways is discouraging to people who are trying to be responsible, say, environmentally. Where were architects in the leadership field? Where were architects when ADA loomed large on the horizon? Were they leaders in terms of sustainability; absolutely not? (Tigerman, interview)
...The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] was signed into law on January 1, 1970. The Act establishes national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment and it provides a process for implementing these goals within the federal agencies. The Act also establishes the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The complete text of the law is available for review at NEPA net.

Notes to self: Timeline needed...
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended ...Publication L 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, January 1, 1970, as amended by Pub L 94-52, July 3, 1975, Pub L 94-83, August 9, 1975, and Pub L 97-258, § 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982 ... establishment of a Council on Environmental Quality, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that this Act may be cited as the "National Environmental Policy Act of 1969."

Begis was on a row, a bloody row of logic...

Purpose Sec. 2 [42 USC § 4321] ...The purposes of this Act are: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; ....

........ There was commotion at the front doors, enough to start Begis returning from his brain- bubble existence and he exclaimed to no one around:
“Those are all names of streets in Houston!” the answer to the morning’s radio quiz.

The front doors swung open and in walked store planning VP from Main Street Stores; Gary Zakiewicz, big farmer looking dude. Tall, young and long-armed; he always wore dark tailored suits and red themed rep ties; he always walked just like some actor he couldn’t place. He seemed to be... “Oh, now I remember: Andy Griffith.”

Zakiewicz wore big black shined Florsheims that accented his long heel to toe, giant, country stride. Begis was reminded of his former Tom Jones fan turned hippie-sister-in-law’s paranoiac assessment of Nark’ shoes: “That’s how you can tell if a Nark’ is around. Always look at their shoes,” she had said.

Begis thought back, "I think she liked to fantasize about size of men’s' feet. I don’t think it kept her out of trouble, though,” thought Begis to himself.

The way Zakiewicz dressed was obviously en vogue Vice Prez uniform at Main Street. He had single break, no cuff, no pleats pants; someone said he had been in the Coast Guard. From his cubicle Begis noticed Zakiewicz had more grey in his hair than last time he saw him six months ago at Bogota’s Christmas Party.

Zakiewicz got along with Rusty Speck, somehow, and as he marched pass Rusty’s cubicle, Rusty said, “Oh, oh... here comes trouble.” The funniest thing about it was that Rusty later began dressing like old, young man Zakiewicz.

Everyone else gave Zakiewicz the hairy eyeball. He was oblivious, of course, being at the top of his game. He marched right up to Carol. She looked up as if she had not noticed the entrance march and she said: “Hi, Gary. Paul will be right out.”

“Carol, did those plans arrive here from Headquarters?” asked VP Zakiewicz.

“Let me ask Begis,” she said and picked up the handset.

Begis answered, “Yes, they are in the conference room. Carol, I think Bogota has assigned Russell to head that team.”

Begis kept looking at the layout on his table while spitting his monotone into the phone; contemplating the mass of cement needed to pour the piers, and cast the basement walls. "Who's going to tie all that rebar off?"

“All that concrete -- too hot... it sucks,” he breathed a curse at the design. To make this design better would put Begis in the role of authoritarian. Begis is a very reluctant authoritarian.

“The famed Chicken ranch at La Grange ceases operations according to Mayor of that town. Much of the shut down has to do with Channel 13's reporter Marvin Zindler’s investigative report started way back on August 2, 1973,” blurted an announcer to his morning radio listening day-time crowd of Greater Houston and outlying areas.

Begis thought to himself; “I’ve got to get me some of those Florsheims." He took a deep satisfying breath, first of the day: "Maybe tonight before I pick up Claudia.”

ª Leon Rinko is a fictional columnist for the former Houston Post daily newspaper. Begis read his column every Thursday when it appeared and sometimes Sunday. It was one significant thing he and his owner/boss Bogota had in common. Begis also listened to Gulf Wind Radio public broadcasts that sometimes included interviews with Rinko.
Begis = Ray-gis only with a "b"

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MooPig's "Duct Tape and Marshmallows Department of Theory and Speculation" - Experts Warn of 'Death by GPS' as More People Visit Remote Wildernesses
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

Death is not a funny thing. But one does find it amusing this title: "Death by GPS," no?

" ... And that includes the hazards of the remotest regions," said Death Valley wilderness coordinator Charlie Callagan. (SOURCE)

Okay, so we have included the word 'Death' in all the sentences of this post so far. The article says:
"It's what I'm beginning to call death by GPS," Callagan told the Sacramento Bee. "People are renting vehicles with GPS and they have no idea how it works -- and they are willing to trust the GPS to lead them into the middle of nowhere."
It may even cause GMC and FORD Motors to include this label near your car's GPS module in the future: "DO NOT DEPEND ONLY ON YOUR VEHICLE GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM. ..."
" ... A spokesman for device manufacturer Garmin dismissed calls, referring to old statements the company has made on GPS deaths. And rival Magellan did not respond to requests for more information."
As for Death Valley, it remains a tourist magnet, and for good reasons. Although, an excursion out into this  dangerous desert could be ill-timed, because electronic gizmo's will not guide you in those hot, lurid, killer expanses of the Valley.


" ... Much of the year, Death Valley is actually more lovely than life-threatening. That is especially true in the spring, when silver ribbons of water splash down canyon walls and dozens of species of wildflowers, from Mojave asters to Indian paintbrush, bloom in technicolor abandon.

" ... But summer is a different story. The park map is dotted with names suggesting the danger, such as Deadman Pass, Coffin Peak, the Funeral Mountains and the Devil's Golf Course.

" ... 'It's hard to appreciate what 120 degrees is like and how quickly you can get into trouble if you are exposed to it for any length of time,' said Scott Wanek, chief ranger for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service. (Knudson, Tom. 30 Jan 2011. Sacramento News HERE) ... "

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

MooPig's Fiasco NEWS :: The Half-naked Truth about ANC


Sushi on the Half Shell | ANCWL condemns sushi on women's bodies

The African National Congress, ANC, is having a quibble in its ranks and files. It might need a file to pry old sushi off some naked bodies too. The Women's League said it does not party, but the ANC Youth League says it does party, and actually owns a nightclub. What is this about? Is it about naked women serving as platters for party food? Or is this about an organization that says one thing, but does the opposite?

"The ANC is not into nightclubs or partying, but is a revolutionary movement."

That's not what this article is saying.
Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League on Tuesday condemned the serving of sushi on the bodies of half-naked women.

"This is an insult to the principles and values that the ANC stands for," said spokesperson Edna Molewa.

"It is a blatant attempt to undermine the selfless sacrifices made by all those who fought for the emancipation and respect of women in our country," she said.
The statement followed reports on the pre-opening of the Cape Town nightclub ZAR, owned by businessman Kenny Kunene.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was quoted as saying at the party: "Helen Zille will not close ZAR at 02:00, like she does other nightclubs in Cape Town. The ANC owns ZAR and we will party until the morning."

"We are appalled by this derogatory act... We cannot allow such an insulting act or anyone trying to associate it with the ANC." 

So let me get this straight: The ANCWL condemns the ANC Naked Party Mongers ... Okay, that'll work.

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MooPig Presents :: "LEAKED: AOL's Master Plan"

Go HERE and you will begin your journey of 58 Power Point Slides that explain the AOL "Master Plan." Good luck wid' that!

Here are some pages you must make sure to see:

  • AOL's goals.
  • How AOL Media is structured and responsibilities are divided
  • The daily, weekly, and monthly schedule for AOL sites.
  • AOL's traffic sources by type.
  • A chart showing how AOL sites depend too much on the homepage
  • The four types of "content generation processes."
  • The "content generation process."
  • AOL's tools for editors for "identifying high demand topics."
  • AOL's content distribution channels, by type.
  • What kind of content AOL wants on its homepage and how to get it there.
  • A screenshot of AOL's metrics page for editors.
  • How AOL builds cheap, Demand Media-like pages around search-friendly topics.
  • AOL's requirements for third-party traffic exchange partners

Comments: on Feb 1, said:
@Business Plan For BI: OMG!! What a convoluted plan. No wonder nothing gets done at AOL. Ever heard of Agile/Scrum!? WTF is a "Swarm Engineer"!?!?!? ROFL! Unbelievable! Tim should just give up and quit.

Eliot Spitzer on Feb 1,  said:
Now we know why AOL is still unable to get any traction. Armstrong and his crew have been spending all their time on the process and not results.

Timmy [Armstrong] apparently thinks the solution to everything is to hire an army of MBA's from Google to put together PowerPoints like this 58 page flow-chart extravaganza.

Pity the poor bastards that had to sit thru the meetings where this was presented. MEGO = My Eyes Glaze Over

Will there be a quiz for AOL employees on this deck? How the hell is someone supposed to remember all of this crap?

Fire the people who are paid to create the cutesy little mascot-like icons with AOL stamped on them. Page 14

Fire Timmy and his minions and hire people who can execute strategy ... not meeting makers and flow-chart dweebs. WAFJ!

Fonnt on Feb 4, said:
"... I think the difference here is that we shouldn't be surprised when AOL begins leading with stories titled like "How to Shop for Mesothelioma this Valentine's Day," "Protests for Cairo is Viagra," and "iPhone 4 Printer Cartridges Spotted in Vegas Hotel with Hookers." The SEO dictates the story. Rather than the story having any real relevance to the reader.

donbronson on Feb 1, said:
Thank you, AOL ... for laying me off last year - it was the best thing ever for my career (esp. the payout!), and it saved me from working in one of your labor camps, er, "Towns".

-- AND --
AOL ceased to be a part of Time Warner on December 9, 2009. The company declared an IPO on the 9th, under the stock symbol NYSE:AOL
Read more: HERE

AOL is an American global Internet services and media company. The Web company was started in 1985 as Quantum Computer Services (from the formerly defunct startup Control Video Corporation), offering an online service called Q-Link. In 1991, Quantum was renamed America Online (AOL). AOL was co-founded by former chief executive officer and chairman, Steven Chase.
AOL is best known for its online software suite, also called AOL, that allowed customers to access the world's largest "walled garden" online community and eventually reach out to the Internet as a whole. At its zenith, AOL's membership was over 30 million members worldwide, most of whom accessed the AOL service through the AOL software suite.
In April 2009, Tim Armstrong joined the company from Google as its CEO and chairman.
Read more: HERE
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