Archive for October, 2011
I have a number of friends who love to drone on and on about the latest conspiracy, whether it be 911, police setups, governmental weather control, area 51 cover up, masonic mason world domination or whatever your pleasure. But one that always seems to creep in is the belief that our government officials are somehow handpicked by an evil (Think guy in red suit with horns) force to usurp mankind and lead us down the wrong path. Now I am a christian but I do not place everything bad that happens on the back of”He who will not be name”, oh I might not be able to use that Harry Potter has that title locked up. So when I hear that Obama is in with the “Elite” along with all the other politicians I take it with a grain of salt. Then I come across articles like this and I have to stop and wonder. In this presidential run up to 2012 two of the candidates are quite interesting and not just because they are Mormon. Just hop over to Google and search for “jon huntsman mitt romney cousins“. Here is an excerpt from one of the articles.
Then there’s the fact that both men are Mormons from large families that have crossed paths. Some tidbits:
Parley Pratt, an early Mormon missionary, is Romney’s great-great-grandfather and Huntsman’s great-great-great-grandfather. That’s how the two GOP candidates are related.
Huntsman’s mother, Karen, lived with Romney’s sister, Jane, while they attended the University of Utah.
Huntsman’s maternal grandfather, David Haight, was best friends with Romney’s father, George. (They grew up together in Oakley, Idaho, and would go swimming in a canal near their homes, Haight recalled in 1998 when Brigham Young University renamed its Institute of Public Management after George Romney.)
Huntsman’s uncle, Bruce, once dated Romney’s sister, Lynn.
Al Davis, the flamboyant NFL franchise owner who brought and then removed the Raiders from Los Angeles, has died at the age of 82. Davis passed away in his home in Oakland on Saturday morning. No cause of death was announced, although he had been in declining health recently.
Since 1966, Davis had either led or owned the Raiders, making him the longest-running football boss in NFL history. Under his direction, the team became one of the most successful in NFL history with 13 division championships between 1967 and 1985. In 1980, Davis was blocked by the NFL from moving the Raiders from Oakland to LA. He sued and won an anti-trust case and in 1982, the Raiders moved into the venerable Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. But in 1995, Davis moved the team back to the Bay Area after being denied permission to build a new luxury football stadium in Inglewood. Davis was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1992.
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.
In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple’s subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1% until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney’s largest individual shareholder at 7% and a member of Disney’s Board of Directors.
His aim to develop products that are both functional and elegant earned him a devoted following
On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple’s CEO. In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple’s board of directors. On October 5, 2011, Apple announced that Steve Jobs had died at the age of 56