Allan's Perspective is not recommended for the politically correct, or the overly religious! Some people have opinions, and some have convictions ..., what we offer is Perspective! (Sometimes I feel like I'm just a bobble-head on the highway of life!)

I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Drumpf at work while government shuts down!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bad News for the International Space Station!

Dear Friends: One of the lesser known facts about the government shutdown in the United States is that there are no longer funds available to keep the International Space Station up in the sky and astronauts are experiencing a rapid deterioration in orbit with fears that if this continues too long the complex will dip so low that it will either (1.) bounce of the atmosphere and into deep space, or (2.) plunge into the atmosphere and burn up!

Government officials are attempting to secure emergency funding for the station but both Republicans and Democrats are adamant that no action will be taken unless funding for DACA (the dreamers) is included in the bill!

This could get serious folks.

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The way I see it anyway!
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Sunday Mornig Funnies # 92

A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he's doing a show in a small club in a small town in Arkansas. With his dummy on his knee, he's going through his usual dumb blonde jokes when a blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and starts shouting: "I've heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype women that way? What does the colour of a person's hair have to do with her worth as a human being? It's guys like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community and from reaching our full potential as a person, because you and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against, not only blondes but women in general...and all in the name of humour!" The ventriloquist is embarrassed and begins to apologize, when the blonde yells, "You stay out of this, mister! I'm talking to that little idiot on your knee!"

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I'm passing this on because it worked for me today. A Dr. on TV said to have inner peace we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives. I looked through my house to find things I'd started and hadn't finished, so I finished off a bottle of
Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiuminunpsrcriptuns, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. 
Sned this to all who need inner piss.  An telum u luvum.  And two al hve a Marry Crispmouse
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Q: What is a redneck's last words? A: Hold my beer and watch this!
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A teacher was working with a group of children, trying to broaden their horizons through sensory perception. She brought in a variety of lifesavers and said, "Children, I'd like you to close your eyes and taste these." The kids easily identified the taste of cherries, lemons and mint, but when the teacher gave them honey-flavoured lifesavers, all of the kids were stumped. I'll give you a hint," said the teacher. "It's something your mommy probably calls your daddy all the time." Instantly, Little Johnny coughed his onto the floor and shouted, "Quick! Spit'em out! They're assholes!"
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Little Johnny is always being teased by the other neighbourhood boys for being stupid. Their favourite joke is to offer Johnny his choice between a nickel and a dime Little Johnny always takes the nickel. One day, after Johnny takes the nickel, a neighbour takes him aside and says, "Johnny, those boys are making fun of you. Don't you know that a dime is worth more than a nickel, even though the nickel's bigger?" Johnny grins and says, "Well, if I took the dime, they'd stop doing it, and so far I've made $20!" 

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MARIJUANA and MARRIAGE

In Canada, our government recently passed two laws.

They are:

 1. Legalized gay marriage.
2.  Legalized marijuana.

Legalizing gay marriage and marijuana at the same time now makes perfect Biblical sense.

Leviticus 20:13 says: "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.

We just hadn't interpreted it correctly before!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ride that wave!

Dear Friends: Because of the camera angle and telephoto lens this wave looks much bigger than it really is: But it's still pretty damn big! (Surfer off the coast of Portugal on Thursday!)



Saturday Morning Confusion about degrees of sexual assault.

Dear Friends: Like we said yesterday on these pages there is a reason to be concerned about sexual harassment and asault, but it's a matter of degree and intent folks!

Thankfully I'm finding more and more people who agree with me:
Bill Maher broke down a concern he has with the #MeToo movement on Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time.”

Maher said he was a “true supporter” of the movement, which has prompted many people to talk about sexual harassment and assault. But he lamented the rise of “distinction deniers” who “can’t tell or don’t want to see a difference between assault in a van and a back rub by the water cooler.”
“I’m down with #MeToo, I’m not down with #MeCarthyism,” he said.

“Giving up on the idea that even bad things have degrees, that is as dumb as embracing the idea of alternative facts,” said Maher. “Justice requires weighing things, that is why Lady Justice is holding a scale and not a sawn-off shotgun.”

“(Vice President) Mike Pence and ISIS are both homophobic,” he added. “But Mike doesn’t throw gay men off the roof, so he’s better. This isn’t that hard, people!”



I still think Al Franken shouldn't have resigned!

The way I see it anyway!
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Cutting corners!

Dear Friends: A few days ago I remarked that the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" is no longer valid in our society.

What prompted this observation was the amount of sexual harassment and abuse  allegations that were being accepted as fact just for the telling and certainly before any concrete evidence was displayed.

Well it went another step further when Canadians first heard an 11-year-old girl had been assaulted twice by a man who tried to cut her hijab from her head with scissors.
It seemed a shocking attack that fueled public concern, understandably among Muslims in particular, that hate is growing and ubiquitous in this country.

There was understandable anger from the child’s mom, outrage from the school board officials, who trotted the girl out in front of television cameras and reporters, and more outrage from political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Except, as we now know, the assault never happened.
We also know police quickly determined the story was a hoax and that school board officials needlessly shoved an 11-year-old into a limelight she couldn’t possibly understand, without bothering to wait for the facts. Why was a press conference necessary?

And we know our political leaders blamed intolerance without reasonable evidence.

The girl’s family has had the tremendous grace to apologize.

“We are deeply sorry for the pain and anger that our family has caused in the past several days,” they said in a statement. “When we arrived at the school on Friday, we were informed what happened and assumed it to be true, just like everyone else.”
O.K. so an 11 year old kid made up a story that wasn't true and this certainly isn't right.

But the reaction from the public wasn't right either because everybody is so quick to condemn these days instead of finding out what the real story is.

I think we all nedd to cool our jets a little bit folks!

The way I see it anyway!
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

But what about Melania?

Dear Friends: A lot of talk about Drumpf paying-off various hookers and disreputable women since he got married to Melania and this will hopefully come back to bite him in the ass......., but what nobody has mentioned so far is that all this stuff can't be very nice for Melania to be subjected to day after day!

I this respect we can bring up Hillary Clinton because she had to get thru the same shit with her husband Bill back in the 90's!

Now this is real life down and dirty sexual harassment.

The way I see it anyway!
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

How to play the game!

Dear Friends: This is sort of a long post but the importance of the subject justifies it!

Lately the "Time’s Up and #MeToo" movements have been generating a lot of press and controversy in the media and among the population in general!

Basically what we have here is a bunch of differing opinions about what constitues, and should be done about sexual harrassment and assault! (Or to quote Strother Martin: "What we have here is failure to communicate!")

The sensible middle ground acknowledges that there is a problem with a man's proclivity to assume a woman is to be won over, or even conquered in a physical sense when his natural urges and needs manifest themselves into something we call the "mating ritual!" (Or come-on's, or pick-up lines, or any of that other stuff all the players engage in.)

Yup, men are by nature the aggressors, and women are by nature the cunning one's who pick and chose, and play us like a well worn fiddle!

What it basically all boils down to is a battle of the sexes that has been going on for as long as there were men and women around to play folks!
HOW TO PLAY "BATTLE OF THE SEXES!"

Set Up

Split the players into two teams, Males vs. Females. Men should sit on the Male side of the board, Women on the Female side of the board. Ladies always start before gentlemen, so the Female Team gets the first turn.

Playing

On the Female Team’s turn, the Male Team draws from the Male Deck and reads to the Female Team. On the Male Team’s turn, the Female Team draws from the Female Deck and reads to the Male Team. If your team answers correctly, move the trophy one space toward your end of the board. The other team draws a new card and reads you a new question. Place the old card at the back of the deck after each turn. If your team answers incorrectly, your team’s turn is over. Draw a new card and read a new question to the other team.

Ending a Round

When your team successfully answers a Green question, the Trophy moves into your Winner’s Circle. You’ve won the trophy! This ends the round. Leave the trophy in your Winner’s Circle to rub in the victory. Place a new trophy on the centre Start Space. It’s now the other team’s turn.

Winning the Game

The first team to capture three trophies wins the Battle of the Sexes game. Congratulations – you’re obviously the Superior Sex!

NOW, here's where we get into trouble kids!

On the one hand, ya got stuff like this:
On Sunday, Quebec feminists Léa Clermont-Dion and Aurélie Lanctôt appeared on Radio-Canada talk show Tout Le Monde En Parle to launch #EtMaintenant — which could be translated as “What now?”

The creators say the movement, symbolized by a yellow heart, has a clear objective: to work toward a world defined by equality, respect and solidarity between men and women. They state that “everywhere in society, women are exposed to different forms of violence or sexual aggression, and that they no longer accept being reduced to an object of masculine desire.”

It has the support of many prominent Quebecers, including journalist Francine Pelletier, radio host Mitsou and TV personality Julie Snyder. The declaration is available online in French at etmaintenant.net, where both men and women can read it, and, if they like, sign it.

The #EtMaintenant project was indeed an outgrowth of the # MeToo movement but was spurred by an open letter published recently in Le Monde, signed by actress Catherine Deneuve along with 99 other French women — writers, artists and academics among them.



The authors suggested the #MeToo campaign (which took on the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc — roughly translated as Squeal on Your Pig — in France) had been taken too far and had in effect become a form of Anglo-American “puritanism” in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Their letter states that while “rape is a crime . . . trying to seduce someone . . . is not, nor is being gentlemanly a macho attack.”

The authors of the Le Monde letter defended the right of men to pester women, in the name of “sexual freedom,” and said that men were being subjected to a “witch-hunt.” They said that they didn’t see themselves in this feminism that — they argue — has taken the form of man-hating and hating sexuality.
They criticize the #MeToo movement for failing to differentiate between catcalls, gallantry, flirting and seduction with rape and sexual assault. In other words, they suggest women are conflating major crimes with minor ones.

Clermont-Dion, who has filed a sexual assault complaint to police against the founder of the Institut du Nouveau Monde, Michel Venne (who has denied her allegation), penned a reply to Catherine Deneuve and her co-signatories.

Deneuve has issued a response indicating she stands by the spirit of the controversial letter but apologized to any female victims of sexual assault who were shocked by what they saw as an attack on the # MeToo movement. (Some have suggested that Deneuve’s original response was indicative of the cultural differences between French and Anglo-American feminism in regards to sex and men.)
If so, the Quebec-based #EtMaintenant movement — being at once North American and predominantly francophone — is uniquely placed to bridge these fault-lines within the #MeToo debate.
 ON THE OTHER HAND:  We have a bunch of Femi-Nazi's who rail against any attempt to "chat them up" and believe any transgression of sexual harassment or assault should be dealt with by immediate castration!

All of this brings us to one of the central, underlying tensions of the #MeToo movement: Who gets to speak on behalf of women? Can there ever be one authoritative voice in such a complex revolution?

The answer is no. Feminism has never been, and never will be, a monolithic movement.
When it comes to #EtMaintenant, we must remember that women whose lives have been shaped by different circumstances, experiences, contexts and cultures all have a right to share their truths. It may not be easy, but we will be richer for it.  (celine.cooper@gmail.com)
Take this example: Matt Damon is apologizing to Time’s Up and #MeToo supporters after controversial remarks he recently made about sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

The Downsizing star – who has worked with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein – came under fire last month after attempting to argue that inappropriate behaviour should be addressed according to its level of severity.

“I really wish I had listened before I weighed in on any of this,” Damon told Postmedia Network by phone Tuesday afternoon.

 In a December 14 interview with ABC’s Peter Travers, the Oscar winner said: “There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

 Those comments drew anger from actresses like Alyssa Milano, Damon’s ex Minnie Driver, and Evan Rachel Wood, who slammed him on Twitter. There was also a social media campaign to have Damon dropped from the upcoming female-led Ocean’s Eight.

 Now, Damon says he regrets his remarks.
“Yes, it’s been a little over a month and I just have been listening to the response – carefully – and in retrospect… I wouldn’t have said what I said,” Damon said. “Ultimately, what it comes down to for me is I don’t ever want to further anybody’s pain with anything I say or do. So for that, I’m truly sorry.”
(With thanks to Sun Media!)

AND THIS BRINGS US TO THE WHOLE POLITICALLY CORRECT THING THAT IS GOING ON NOW:




THE WAY I SEE IT ANYWAY!
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"Be fruitful, and multiply...".

Dear Friends: THIS is why you can't believe a bloody thing a bible-thumper tells you!!!!

Here's the question:  "If mankind had actually started with Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago, what would be the maximum population on Earth today?"
By Nunzio Byznez. Well actually you have overlooked a crucial bit of biblical data. Even though Moses tells us in his first book of Genesis about the origin of our species with Adam being created in the year 4026 BCE (6,044-years from present) , there was a planetary mass extinction event in 2370 BCE (The Flood, 4,388-years from present) killing off the entire human population of the Earth EXCEPT for 8 human survivors in upper Mesopotamian Valley (See Genesis 5:32).


So now you have to figure out how 8 people got to 7.6 billion in present day. And you have to do it without a total of 8 humans as 2 of them were past their years for child bearing after already having 3 boys - Noah was 500 years old at the time. So now your number is 6 humans (3 breeding pairs).

Was inbreeding a problem? NO. Why? Because Adam and Eve were created perfect (without flaws). That means that 1,656 years later Noah and his family (the 8 human survivors) were too close to perfection too for inbreeding to be a genetic problem. 6,044 years later inbreeding is a problem big time. So yes there was plenty of inbreeding back then.


Now factor in that each female could breed at say 13-years old until maybe 60 or 70 (or older) back then. Abraham's wife Sarah proved that by having Isaac at 90 years old. A female can bear about 1-2 single birth children per year. Multiple births like twins Jacob and Esau, even more. Mortality was over 950 years old as Noah was a least that. Methuselah died at 969 years old. God reduced mortality from almost 1,000 years old to 70 or 80 years old, which seems to be the same today.

Warfare was not as bad as it is today with huge atomic bombs and machine guns. Most wounds back then were sharp-edged weapons which could be survivable by controlling internal bleeding for superficial wounds. So massive war casualties were not as bad as WW1 or WW2 today. Also the Israelites (of the bible) had a grand metaphysical guardian for their wars (i.e. God) , so death by warfare was not a real issue for them.

So if you know how to track genealogy via a multi-branching family tree you can see how we can get from 6 humans to 7.6 billion humans in just 4,388 years. That's a population yield (with deaths factored in) at 1.7+ million humans produced per year. And polygamy (Solomon had 700 wives) as well as inbreeding (i.e. voluntary incest) was not a big issue as it is today. After so many generations inbreeding becomes issue-less after 3rd or 4th cousins.

We Earthlings have obeyed at least one of God's commands at Genesis 1:28 "Be fruitful, and multiply...".
                                                             The way I see it anyway!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It's fun to say "shithouse!"

Dear friends: There has been a shithouse full of stuff about Drumpf saying "shithole" these last few days and certain things are starting to become ovbvious because of it.

First of all Don the Con is out of his depth about everything in government and will just go this way and that depending on what the last person said to him! We saw this in his televised cabinet meeting a few days ago where he changed position from one sentence to the next because somebody gave a counter argument.........., proving that this guy is not only wishy washy about things, but will go wherever the wind blows him.

This makes his constant reversal of statements and positions a little easier to understand because his opinions are being challenged by other strong-minded individuals about stuff where he is out of his depth,  rather than the bowing and scraping he got in private business life when he only had to deal with  family and droids! (Yes men.)

The other major and obvious thing we are noticing is that reporters and politicians are really starting to enjoy saying "SHITHOLE!"

Look folks, when this thing first broke nobody would say (shit) anything because it just wasn't what they were used to. All they would do is say "S" hole! But slowly....., ever so slowly......, one by one, they started to say the word and it felt good to say it....., so they used it some more and eventually EVERYBODY was yelling SHITHOLE and  SHITHOUSE AND EVEN .......... well you get the idea!

Is it great to finally be able to swear on national TV kids?

Fucking right!

The way I see it anyway!
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D.A.R.P.A.

Dear friends: Want a really good read?

Go to any DARPA website and have a look at what these people are doing in the field of advanced research.

Stuff like this has always interested me and here is a brief explanation of what DARPA is, and what it does!
For more than fifty years, DARPA has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. The genesis of that mission and of DARPA itself dates to the launch of Sputnik in 1957, and a commitment by the United States that, from that time forward, it would be the initiator and not the victim of strategic technological surprises. DARPA has repeatedly delivered on that mission, transforming revolutionary concepts and even seeming impossibilities into practical capabilities. The ultimate results have included not only game-changing military capabilities such as precision weapons and stealth technology, but also such icons of modern civilian society such as the Internet, automated voice recognition and language translation, and Global Positioning System receivers small enough to embed in a myriad of consumer devices.
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Aside from the  heavy-duty military stuff like the development of the SR-72 Blackbird as the succesor to the SR-71, and much, much, more that they don't talk about too much, here's a quick and very partial list of some of the diverse information technology stuff these people are up to:
-Big mechanisms are large, explanatory models of complicated systems in which interactions have important causal effects. The collection of big data is increasingly automated, but the creation of big mechanisms remains a human endeavor made increasingly difficult by the fragmentation and distribution of knowledge.

-The Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) program is aimed at enabling communication with non-English-speaking populations and identifying important information in foreign-language sources by: 1) allowing English-speakers to understand foreign-language sources of all genres, including chat, messaging and informal conversation; 2) providing English-speakers the ability to quickly identify targeted information in foreign-language sources using natural-language queries; and 3) enabling multi-turn communication in text and speech with non-English speakers. If successful, BOLT would deliver all capabilities free from domain or genre limitations.

-The Clean-Slate Design of Resilient, Adaptive, Secure Hosts (CRASH) program is focused on the design of new computer systems that are highly resistant to cyberattack, can adapt after a successful attack to continue rendering useful services, learn from previous attacks how to guard against and cope with future attacks, and can repair themselves after attacks have succeeded. The Cyber Defense Program is developing the core computing and networking technologies required to protect DoD's information, information infrastructure, and mission-critical information systems. This includes Crowd Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) is a DARPA program that aims to investigate whether large numbers of non-experts can perform formal verification faster and more cost-effectively than conventional processes.

-Automated, deep natural-language processing (NLP) technology may hold a solution for more efficiently processing text information and enabling understanding connections in text that might not be readily apparent to humans. The goal of the Multilingual Automatic Document Classification Analysis and Translation (MADCAT) program is to automatically convert foreign language text images into English transcripts, thus eliminating the need for linguists and analysts while automatically providing relevant, distilled actionable information to military command and personnel in a timely fashion.

-Plan X is a foundational cyberwarfare program to develop platforms for the Department of Defense to plan for, conduct, and assess cyberwarfare in a manner similar to kinetic warfare.

-Machine learning - the ability of computers to understand data, manage results and infer insights from uncertain information - is the force behind many recent revolutions in computing.

-The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program aims to develop neurotechnology to facilitate the formation and recall of memories in humans living with memory impairments due to traumatic brain injury. (DARPA also launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with a radical goal: Create an advanced electromechanical prosthetic upper limb with near-natural control that enhances independence and improves quality of life for amputees, and gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its use.)

-The SAFER program seeks to develop technology to enable safe, resilient communications over the Internet, particularly in situations in which third parties attempt to discover the identity or location of the end users, or block communications

-The general goal of the Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program is to develop a new science of social networks built on an emerging technology base. Through the program, DARPA seeks to develop tools to support the efforts of human operators to counter misinformation or deception campaigns with truthful information.

-XDATA is developing an open source software library for big data to help overcome the challenges of effectively scaling to modern data volume and characteristics. The program is developing the tools and techniques to process and analyze large sets of imperfect, incomplete data.

DARPA goes to great lengths to identify, recruit and support excellent program managers—extraordinary individuals who are at the top of their fields and are hungry for the opportunity to push the limits of their disciplines. These leaders, who are at the very heart of DARPA’s history of success, come from academia, industry and government agencies for limited stints, generally three to five years. That deadline fuels the signature DARPA urgency to achieve success in less time than might be considered reasonable in a conventional setting.

The way I see it anyway!
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Norway changes its name!

Dear Friends: In apparent solidarity with other coutries in the Carribean and Africa, Norway has proclaimed that from now on it will refer to itself as "SHITHOLE!"

Reaction has been mixed, but on the whole rather positive.

The way I see it anyway!
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