Alabama population

Alabama’s largest city is Birmingham with its international airport BHM which is a hub to Southwest Airlines.

Birmingham   250,000
Montgomery   200,000
Mobile   200,000
Huntsville  160,000
Hoover   62,000
Dothan   58,000
Decatur   54,000
Auburn   43,000
Gadsden   39,000
Florence   36,000

Additionally, around Birmingham are the cities of Bessemer, Vestavia Hills, Homewood and the Center Point ‘Census Designated Population’ which add more than 100,000 to the general population of the Birmingham city area, which including Hoover above boasts a metropolitan district of 1,200,000 and is called by the census the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan area. This is roughly one fourth the population of Alabama, and is just in the top 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Birmingham is a major interstate crossroads with I-20, I-59 and I-65 all passing by as well as I-22 and I-459.

The next largest metropolitan area in Alabama is the Mobile district with approaching 600,000 in population. The Huntsville area on the north end of the state next boasts an area with a population of 350,000, folowed closely with the Montgomery area with 340,000. Columbus, Georgia on the south east border, about 45 minutes from Auburn University boasts a population of 270,000 in Alabama and Georgia. The greater Tuscaloosa area has 170,000 people and the Decatur Alabama population area is around 150,000. At 145,000 next comes the Florence Alabama area, then the Dothan Al area with 140,000and the Auburn region with 120,000. While demographers seperate Gadsden and Anniston, they should be combined to give the Gadsden, Anniston, Taledega area a population of 210,000.

Most important Alabama metropolitan regions by population, those with populations over 200,000;

Greater Birmingham Metro   1,200,000
Greater Mobile Alabama      600,000
Greater Huntsville     350,000
Greater Montgomery     340,000
Greater Columbus Ga     270,000
Greater Gadsden Anniston      210,000

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Muscogee Language

Mvskoke or the Muscogee language is a descendant of the languages of the Mississippian cultures spoken by Creek and Seminole peoples in the Georgia, Alabama and Florida regions. The Coosa Chiefdom was a short dynasty of river basin settlement along the Coosawatee river and include the Etowah mounds north and west of Acworth Georgia.

The capital of Coosa is known as “Little Egypt” and has been the site of archaeological exploration yielding three major eras of culture ranging from 1300 to 1600 AD. The Coosa settlements featured a large plaza and three platform mounds. Researchers have identified similarities in pottery to the Mississipian Cultures of 1000 years earlier.

Hernando de Soto crossed paths with the Coosa chiefdom in 1540, recording erroneously that the peoples were Cherokee in origin. It is thought the De Soto may have brought Old World diseases to the Coosa Kingdom wiping out a population of up to 5000 in the main Little Egypt villages, but also affecting a population of up to 50,000 Creek peoples in the greater Coosa Chiefdom sphere of influence.

More confusion that once led scholars to identify the Etowah Mounds culture as Cherokee was the influx of Cherokee peoples in the mid 18th century. But they settled in the area after the demise of the original builders of the settlements we now study in the Coosa Chiefdom.

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The Outernet

A company has announced plans to place several low orbit satellites in space to deliver a low speed wifi based internet for free aimed at people who have no internet access. Proponents describe the service as a broadcast type service. Consumers would receive the content that is being broadcast, such as news, weather and sports scores.

Since a web browser displays information that was requested by the browser, the Outernet wifi probably needs its own custom application other than the traditional browser on computer or cell phone. This simple application would tune into the Outernet network information and display and archive the data being broadcast from the satellite. A cell phone or tablet application could easily scroll through the last eight or 24 hours of broadcast information and a personal computer with its spacious hard drive could store all the data broadcast virtually forever.

Since most computers and tablets can only tune into one wifi signal at a time, your device would have to be dedicated to the Outernet for wifi networking in order to continually archive the Outernet stream of news. But we could forsee users being away from wifi at a sporting event such as yacht racing in the ocean, and using the outernet temporarily on their device. The application for Outernet will probably be easy to install and light on resources.

Commercial Painting Birmingham Alabama

Property managers seeking professional commercial painting results need a contractor that knows how to conduct a operation with the minimum of interruption to the flow of business. For long term lasting results, the professional commercial painting contractor has knowledge and experience with surface preparation and the application techniquies for modern commercial coatings.

Commercial painting yields a superior and attractive finish to the property, helping property managers maximize leasing potential. Durable and long lasting painting helps schools, churches and hospitals to maintain sanitary and clean conditions for their people. For an experienced Birmingham commercial painting contractor call Layton Painting, serving Georgia and Alabama, Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Auburn, Montgomery and Huntsville also.

Industrial Painting Birmingham Alabama

Industrial painting services include piping, tanking, water towers, petroleum storage, aggregate storage, agricultural storage, factory floors, walls, ceilings, industrial machinery.

Commercial painting services Birmingham Alabama, Huntsville, Montgomery. Shopping centers, malls, office buildings, stairwells, lobbies, shops, interiors, exteriors.

Layton Painting Company offers industrial painting and commercial painting services especially for coating situations requiring expert surface preparation, de-greasing, sanding, blasting, epoxy coatings, commercial painting Alabama, Florida, Georgia.

Atlanta SEO

Small business spend hundreds and thousands of dollars with a web-site designer without ever getting a customer. This is because customers are not finding the business.

Customers already knowing of a business will go to google and enter the name of the business just to find a phone number. These customers will benefit from your web-site, but they are really not a new customer. In a competitive arena like plumbers and electricians, you need to have your website found for that town.

For new customers, you would have been better off creating google and yahoo local listings than spending thousands of dollars designing a web-site. All you need is a small website to tell people your phone number, and if they want to call they will. Many people like to deal with a plumber that is also a neighbor. That is why companies, especially locksmiths and florists, create fake listings.

There is also the pay per click or adwords route, which is sure to help, but not as long term solid as being in the editorial section. Think about it, do you read a magazine for the articles or far the advertisements. Sometimes when I get on an airplane I get bored and read both.

A lot of designers just produce a flashy web-site that will never be found by your neighbors. They do not know the pitfalls of flash or the proprietary recommendations of url ownership. TO start with a business should learn just that and then keep every thing else as un-complicated websites for smaller-scale with local listings simpler websites the web industry has been over-charging when the revisions will be semi-annual updates. Homeowners sometimes think they have been taken to the cleaners by a plumber, well web-designers regularly rip-off stores, plumbers and electricians who build websites are educated but speak gibberish and are trustworthy key to choosing a plumber, electrician or web agency is a recommendation, don’t rush, start small.

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Alabama Data and Info

Alabama is a state that is east of Mississsippi and west of Georgia. It is south of Tennessee and north of the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama has cities like Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery. A website for Al Data Info will help you find information on roofing nails, the price of rice and what fish are biting at the Publix supermarket. Quail and razorback pigs run around the state.


Lao Tzu calls it thievery when the few capture the bulk of a country’s worth. This is no basis for a decent life. Even those in power would be better off if they didn’t have to defend their position and their possessions. This kind of power does not last. It has always led to rebellion and to the overthrow of those who hold the power.  True power lies in seeing your true nature as unlimited potential to originate and sustain the world. This is real wealth and abundance, and it’s yours by nature. Claim it by seeing it!  Wu wei, doing nothing, is spontaneous action. Everything occurs on its own – in emptiness. When Lao Tzu says to do nothing, he wants us to see our emptiness, to see that there is no one here to do anything.

Even thoughts occur on their own, one following another. These thoughts can lead to a special kind of thought called a decision. Decisions too occur on their own, spontaneously. So what should you do? Do nothing. You are not any kind of thing that could do anything. You are no-thing. See that you are simply nothing, the nothing that beholds all activity. And see that all activity takes place in you.  54. Hold fast to this awareness Seeing that it is your root It will not ever slip away This ever present absolute It cannot be uprooted It’s always held in veneration Discovered very close at hand In every generation Allow its presence in your life Awareness real and profound Allow it in the family Its blessings will abound And if you care to share it With neighbor and with friend Its potency will multiply With benefits that never end You ask me how I know it’s true It isn’t something I mistook Well nothing is more obvious The only thing I do is look  Bare awareness is your root. It is the source and nourishment and support of your world, the absolute at the center of existence. It has never been otherwise. This awareness is not new. It is eternal. It is what you have always been, unchanged since the day you were born and before.  It is also unchanged since olden days. Some people have seen it in all the ages of humanity. This view has been recorded since the invention of writing. The joy in sharing it is overwhelming. And the power of sharing this vision is boundless. Though it is thoroughly plain, it is the source of all delight. Sharing it with others can only spread the blessings. And sharing makes it easier to keep up the seeing yourself.  Why is Lao Tzu so sure of this? He can see it! He sees the Tao, the gone-head, the naked awareness. Nothing else is so plainly obvious. He looks where his face is absent and sees only openness to take in all delights.  It is also unchanged since olden days. Some people have seen it in all the ages of humanity. This view has been recorded since the invention of writing. The joy in sharing it is overwhelming. And the power of sharing this vision is boundless. Though it is thoroughly plain, it is the source of all delight. Sharing it with others can only spread the blessings. And sharing makes it easier to keep up the seeing yourself.  Why is Lao Tzu so sure of this? He can see it! He sees the Tao, the gone-head, the naked awareness. Nothing else is so plainly obvious. He looks where his face is absent and sees only openness to take in all delights.  

55. One who sees full emptiness Is like a child just born With muscles weak and bones so soft Yet with a grip that’s strong The newborn hasn’t been fulfilled Its nature is pure vacancy Nullity and nothingness And potent spontaneity It can scream and cry all day And yet it never does get hoarse It only does what naturally Emerges from the inner source To see this inner nature Is seeing in a way that’s bold Into the only place there is That cannot possibly grow old  Children and seers are similar in not imagining themselves to be an object, a human object with a head and a face. Infants and very young children have no concepts about their identity. They simply see what is. They have no thoughts on the subject. But they soon learn what others say they are. They see a face in the mirror. That’s who they are now. Over the years they watch that face growing older. They know they will someday die. They have the knowledge that kills.  The seer returns to the pure, simple and total vision of the child, seeing the unchanging and undying vacancy at center, the nullity that is full of the world. Yet there is a difference. Unlike the child, the seer is awake to the Tao, aware of the all-creative nullity that exists in place of the face, instead of the head.  What is Te? Te is most often translated as Power, and what a power! It’s the infinite potential of Tao, of This, of the awareness at your center. Te is the unlimited possibility of the Tao to become the ten thousand things. Tao is infinite emptiness with unlimited potential. And you can see it! You can see this infinite and creative emptiness, the Tao that holds the kaleidoscopic world.  56. Those who know don’t like to say Those who say don’t know Be still and guard the senses And see what doesn’t show Untie tangles, dim the glare Dull the sharp and join the dust Abide in primal unity And then do what you must You cannot hold it or let go It can’t be blamed or praised In all-embracing oneness Be astonished and amazed  Those who know don’t like to say. They know that it can’t be captured in words. They know that others are likely to take the words themselves for the truth. The truth is not in words. The truth is in seeing, in seeing the oneness at your center, the oneness you have in common with all beings.  Don’t become entangled and identified with the ten thousand things. You are not a thing like your reflection in the mirror. You are not an image. You are the original! How can you fail to be amazed? How can you continue to ask for more?  You’ll see more than what’s on show! You’ll see the void or absence at your center. It’s a void that is plain to all the senses. You’ll hear it as the silence that contains all sound. Using any of your senses, it is total plainness and purity. This void is pure and unadorned awareness, simple and absolute presence.  

57. To truly lead with fairness You must put aside control Abandon imposition Make spontaneity your goal The more you try to run their lives With rules and prohibition The poorer people’s lives become The more they live in opposition The more you deal with others With cunning and with guile The more that other people say Our lives are not worthwhile The more you hoard your treasures The more you’re giving hope to thieves The more you sharpen weapons The more the country grieves Do nothing and see all is done And everyone is true Drop the rules and people owe Prosperity to you Just let go of all desire And people will return To natural and simple ways To life without concern  Do nothing and see all is done. Allow spontaneity. Lao Tzu is showing us two ways of doing. The first way is the more familiar. It’s the way of opposition and imposition, of trying to impose our will on the world. It’s the way of calculated action. Of course we must all plan and be assertive to some extent. We must do what is needed for living. But if we imagine this assertiveness to be the only mode of action, then we don’t know when to stop. We do not know its limits. We push too far, and the world pushes back.  Lao Tzu prefers a second way of doing. He calls it wu wei, doing nothing. The Tao does nothing, and all is done. Everything happens on its own, with no help from you or me. Hold still a minute and look. Has anything stopped just because you are doing nothing? Does action continue? Of course it does. Trust that all is as it should be, and do what you will.  Doing nothing is identical to seeing everything. See that your inner being cannot act. See the setup. Here, where the head is gone, is Tao, which is empty and void. Emptiness cannot act, but it can contain action. All action is out there in the world, happening on its own. And the world out there is happening in you!  58. Let your lead be gentle And people will be satisfied Let it be severe and harsh And be rejected and defied Happiness may reign today But who knows what tomorrow holds? Sadness too will have its time As all ten thousand things unfold The seer’s sight is sharp and pointed But it does not cut or pierce The seer sees and shows the truth This gentle way is never fierce  Who knows what tomorrow holds? No one is certain. Allow events to unfold as they will. Don’t interfere in the affairs of others. Lead gently. Knowing that calculated action may backfire, are you prepared to take the blame?  The seer leads by doing nothing. Do nothing. See everything! Do nothing that is calculated. See totality. See the absence that is the source and substance of all that exists. Watch actions arise spontaneously. Even what seem like conscious decisions arise on their own. Be at your ease, and all will be at ease in your presence.  

59. To serve and care for others With restraint and moderation Stay centered in the here and now And free of limitation If you keep returning To this your central root You will possess forever Awareness undilute  How can you best serve others? By being sure of yourself, of your own root. Stay centered in the here and now, in your own presence, your own awareness. When you are sure of your own unlimited identity, share it with others. It’s our common identity after all. Awareness is not a thing that has qualities or parts that could be divided. It is identical for all of us. It is your nature to share it!  60. It’s best to lead a large domain As you would cook a little fish Don’t poke and prod or you are bound To spoil the country and the dish Just stay open and aware And evil cannot get a hold Cannot find a home in you Even evil’s not that bold At center you harm no one And no one’s able to harm you This kind of reciprocity Creates the world anew  How do you cook a small fish? By leaving it alone. Put it on the fire, and let it cook itself. We are back again to Lao Tzu’s perennial theme, don’t interfere. Lead a country the same way. Provide for the basic needs, then let it run itself. Don’t exploit others for your own benefit. All will go smoothly on its own, with no harm to others and no harm to you.  Lao Tzu is also speaking about your true essence as awareness. No one is able to harm you, because, as awareness, you are an absence. The Tao, the absent head, is invulnerable. It is pure bliss.   Many of the chapters in the Book of Te are addressed to the leader of a country. We can learn from these because we all must assume the role of a leader at times. Lao Tzu tells us not to lead by opposing and prohibiting. If it harms no one then give the people what they want. The Taoist story of Three in the Morning tells of a keeper of monkeys who had to reduce their ration of nuts because of a shortage that year. He told the monkeys they would have three nuts in the morning and four nuts in the evening. The monkeys raised such a fuss about the situation that the keeper had to reconsider. He came back to the monkeys with a new plan.