Allan's Perspective is not recommended for the politically correct, or the overly religious!

(Sometimes I feel like I'm just a bobble-head on the highway of life!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Smash and Grab!

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Hey kids, you've heard of the term 'smash and grab' before but this is a whole new way of doing it!

When I was a kid we did it the old fashioned way!

O.K. "Thou shalt not steal ATM's" is one of the ten commandments, but let's update the rest of them for the 21st. century!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Playboy has first Muslim woman!

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Hugh Hefner might be getting old folks, but Playboy still sets the standard for photographing women!


Did "Don the Con" have a cold?

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Folks I'm not attempting to make any false accusations here, and I certainly don't want to suggest that Donald Trump took something as a "performance enhancer," but due to the fact that he had lots of energy in the first half hour, and then rapidly lost his stamina and concentration during the final hour of the debate ...., something has to account for all that sniffing and snuffling he did!


Donald Trump demonstrated clearly three things:
  • He hates strong women and loathes that he’s in a competition with one of the strongest, smartest people in politics … who happens to be a woman.
  • He cannot shut his mouth and allow an opponent to speak. He’s so out of emotional control and so impulsive that he has the mentality of a child. Instead of listening to hear, he listens only waiting for the next moment to blather.
  • He wasn’t prepared and quite possibly cannot prepare. He is so used to his previous shtick working (diarrhea of the mouth, repeating debunked lies) that he cannot grasp dealing in facts and empirical information.

Oh, by the way, you might enjoy this cartoon a reader sent in this morning!


The pro's and con's of being Donald Trump!

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Ladies and Gentlemen it's a well known fact that Donald Drumpf's base of supporters are white, less educated, lower end of the middle class and generally ignorant voters who react with their gut instead of their head. (Hillary didn't call them deplorable without reason!)

It's a good thing the common consensus is that Drumpf lost the debate big time last night, but according to Quora ...., some of his minions are still at it with their ill-informed and sometimes crazy opinions of him.

"What are the pros to Trump being the next President?"

I'm not American. I don’t have to vote, and one of the main problems with is that he can be a total bully who doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut. 

(O.K. Good so far, but then stuff starts to get weird!)

However, he has one pivotal thing that Hillary doesn’t. He is perceived to be HONEST. He is blunt ....., but he doesn’t mess around.

(That last paragraph qualifies this guy for the loony bin and identifies him as an ardent Drumpf wacko, but fortunately there are other people around who employ a little thing called 'critical thinking' and come up with answers like THIS! -Ed.)

Trump is one of the most unscrupulous individuals to run for president in the history of the Republic and his misdeeds receive almost no media attention in spite of the fact his devious behavior is well documented.
Here is a short list of what he’s gotten away with:
  • Trump’s casino bankruptcies, which left investors holding the bag while he skedaddled with their money
  • Trump’s habit of refusing to pay contractors who had done work for him, many of whom are struggling small businesses
  • Trump University, which includes not only the people who got scammed and the Florida investigation, but also a similar story from Texas where the investigation into Trump U was quashed.
  • The Trump Institute, another get-rich-quick scheme in which Trump allowed a couple of grifters to use his name to bilk people out of their money
  • The Trump Network, a multi-level marketing venture (a.k.a. pyramid scheme) that involved customers mailing in a urine sample which would be analyzed to produce for them a specially formulated package of multivitamins
  • Trump Model Management, which reportedly had foreign models lie to customs officials and work in the U.S. illegally, and kept them in squalid conditions while they earned almost nothing for the work they did
  • Trump’s employment of foreign guest workers at his resorts, which involves a claim that he can’t find Americans to do the work
  • Trump’s use of hundreds of undocumented workers from Poland in the 1980s, who were paid a pittance for their illegal work
  • Trump’s history of being charged with housing discrimination
  • Trump’s connections to Russian mob and American Mafia figures involved in New York construction
  • The time Trump paid the Federal Trade Commission $750,000 over charges that he violated anti-trust laws when trying to take over a rival casino company
  • Trump has been accused of pedophilia behavior and rape and Trump is now being advised by Roger Ailes, who was forced out as Fox News chief when dozens of women came forward to charge him with sexual harassment.
  • Trump has used his charitable Foundation to pay fines leveled against him.


Here's why it's a good thing Trump lost the debate!

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It's a good thing that by all accounts Donald Drumpf lost the debate today because i just read this article and it scares the hell out of me! (It's a bit long but well worth the read!)
Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign.
Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s transition plans for EPA, the sources said.

The Trump team has also lined up leaders for its Energy Department and Interior Department teams. Republican energy lobbyist Mike McKenna is heading the DOE team; former Interior Department solicitor David Bernhardt is leading the effort for that agency, according to sources close to the campaign.

Ebell is a well-known and polarizing figure in the energy and environment realm. His participation in the EPA transition signals that the Trump team is looking to drastically reshape the climate policies the agency has pursued under the Obama administration. Ebell’s role is likely to infuriate environmentalists and Democrats but buoy critics of Obama’s climate rules.

Ebell, who was dubbed an “elegant nerd” and a “policy wonk” by Vanity Fair, is known for his prolific writings that question what he calls climate change “alarmism.” He appears frequently in the media and before Congress. He’s also chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, a group of nonprofits that “question global warming alarmism and oppose energy-rationing policies.”
Ebell appears to relish criticism from the left. In a biography submitted when he testified before Congress, he listed among his recognitions that he had been featured in a Greenpeace “Field Guide to Climate Criminals,” dubbed a “misleader” on global warming by Rolling Stone and was the subject of a motion to censure in the British House of Commons after Ebell criticized the United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser for his views on global warming.

More recently, Ebell has called the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan for greenhouse gases illegal and said that Obama joining the Paris climate treaty “is clearly an unconstitutional usurpation of the Senate’s authority.”

He told Vanity Fair in 2007, “There has been a little bit of warming ... but it’s been very modest and well within the range for natural variability, and whether it’s caused by human beings or not, it’s nothing to worry about.”

Ebell’s views appear to square with Trump’s when it comes to EPA’s agenda. Trump has called global warming “bullshit” and he has said he would “cancel” the Paris global warming accord and roll back President Obama’s executive actions on climate change (ClimateWire, May 27).

The president of MWR Strategies is well known in Republican energy circles. He was director of policy and external affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality under then-Gov. George Allen (R) and was an external relations specialist at the Energy Department during the George H.W. Bush administration.

His lobbying clients in 2016 include Koch Companies Public Sector LLC, Southern Company Services, Dow Chemical Co. and Competitive Power Ventures Inc., according to public disclosures.

And heading Interior’s transition effort is Bernhardt, co-chairman of the Natural Resources Department at the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
He served as Interior’s solicitor during the George W. Bush administration after holding several other high-ranking jobs at the department.

In addition to the EPA, Interior and DOE team leaders, GOP energy expert Mike Catanzaro is also working on energy policy for the Trump transition team (Greenwire, Sept. 14).

During the Obama transition in 2008, a relatively small team was assembled ahead of the election in order to map out broad policy goals.

Following the election, the operation expanded dramatically and teams were dispatched to work out of agencies to gather information from political staffers and career officials, write flurries of memos and compile thick binders of intelligence to hand over to the incoming leadership (Greenwire, Aug. 19, 2016).
Should Trump win in November, Ebell, McKenna and Bernhardt will likely be leading similar efforts to reform their respective agencies.

Ebell and McKenna directed questions about their roles to the Trump transition team. The Trump campaign and Bernhardt did not respond to requests for comment.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Great Debate Results!

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After looking at dozens of tweets and comments I think this one sums it up the best!
I think they both presented their own true selves. Hillary was studious, prepared, earnest, and experienced as well as compassionate. Trump was rude, dishonest, and incoherent.
Yes I favour Hillary Clinton, but just the same so did a lot of other people.

Friends of ours at a local bar played a debate drinking game and passed out about 3/4 of the way through the broadcast.



The ups and downs of kidney stones!

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Psst, hey buddy! About to go for an operation to remove some kidney stones?

Image result for roller coaster clipartTry going to your local amusement park and riding the roller coaster a bunch of times first.

Yup, it's a lot more fun than cutting you open, and it will also help pass the kidney stones a good percentage of the time!

If not, there's always laughing gas!!!!!!!


Here's what right wing talk radio is all about these days folks:

Secret Service Called On Trump Adviser Who Said Clinton Should Be Shot For Treason: Al Baldasaro says he stands by the remark, but was misunderstood. “Naturally, you have to go in front of a court and be found guilty. If somebody didn’t understand that, then I’m sorry.”


You're never going to believe this but I checked and double checked for anything else interesting on the Internet today and there isn't a damned thing.

It's all about Trump and Clinton.

Oh well, maybe tomorrow!


Speaking of Drumpf, if he had any sense at all he should have run for Mayor of New York City becaause he would fit in there a lot better than the American heartland.

But then again, that job probably wasn't big enough to satisfy his ego!



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We have a 'winner of the day' for ya boys and girls!

A police officers' association in California bought a bicycle for a local teenager after one cop discovered that he walks four hours to and from work every day.
Corporal Kirk Keffer of the Benicia Police Department found Jourdan Duncan, 19, walking home late one night last week, and offered to give him a ride, the Benicia Police Officers' Association said in a statement on its website.

 Duncan shared his story with Keffer, telling the cop that he was saving money for college and did not have a car or bicycle. He walks from Vallejo, where he lives, to Benicia in order to get to work, according to the association. The two towns are about 8 miles apart.

Keffer then shared the youth's story with the rest of the police officers' association and on Monday evening, they surprised Duncan with a new bicycle, purchased by the association.

"You never know someone’s story until you talk to them. A young man’s work ethic and determination moved our officers to help him with his future," the Benicia Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to Watch the First 2016 Presidential Debate!

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After months of threatening to pull out of the debate and suggesting that there should be “no moderator,” it seems as though Donald Trump will finally face the music– and Hillary Clinton– at the first presidential debate on Monday night at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY.

We recommend you watch it like THIS:


Doesn't matter if Drumpf wins!

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I don't know where I read this in the past few days but it sure sounds like a good plan to me!

If Drumpf should win the election they now have Mike Pensive as V.P. so they will just wait a few days until Donald does something totally outrageous and then Paul Ryan and the Democrats will impeach him and put Pensive in as a puppet President!

The Democrats might not be all that happy about this method, but it's better than leaving that asshole in charge!



One other item of note:

The Republicans, who used to be all for Free Trade are now against it and more for protectionism while the Democrats are reversing themselves and pushing TPP and other trade stuff!

Ain't politics fun kids?


Oh ....., just for interests sake I ran across this picture of a first generation P.C.



Sunday Morning Funnies #8

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A woman from Vancouver - who was a tree hugging National Democratic Party member, an anti-hunter, anti-pipeline environmentalist - purchased a piece of timberland near Squamish, in the province of British Columbia.
There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendour of her land so she started to climb the big tree.
As she neared the top a spotted owl attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got splinters in her crotch. 
In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. 
She told him she was an environmentalist, an NDP'er and an anti-industry person and how she came to get all the splinters. 
The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then asked her to wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her. She waited three hours before the doctor re-appeared. The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?"
He smiled and told her, "Well, I had to get permits from Environment Canada, the Parks Service and the BC Department of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a 'recreational area' so close to a Waste Treatment Facility.
And I'm sorry, but due to the Provincial Medical cut backs they turned you down.

You just can't make this stuff up…

1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: "I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids to copulate me."

2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when  asked about the upcoming season: "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.."

3. And, upon  hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skin's say: "I'd run over my  own mother to win the Super Bowl," Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."

4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings."

5. Football commentator and  former player Joe Theismann: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

6. Senior basketball player at the University of  Pittsburgh: "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.." (Now that is beautiful)

7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys line up alphabetically by height..," And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle."

8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton ..."

9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes."

10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is."

11. Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice:  "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt. (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)

12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?'  He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"

13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford: "I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious."

15. Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded: "Because she's too ugly to kiss good-bye."


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Morning Confusion #77

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I know I'm always walking around in a semi-daze, but boy, I'm REALLY confused this morning ....., I could have sworn I hear Ted Cruz say he was going to vote for Donald Drumpf!

 Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz at a primary debate at the University of Miami. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)


The president of an Ontario chapter of Crime Stoppers was forced out of his position this week, after police charged him in connection with a large marijuana grow-operation.

Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers voted Thursday, to remove Jon-Paul Fuller the day after Ontario Provincial Police raided greenhouses in Lemington,  Ont.

Police said they found more than 2,900 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $2.9 million, along with 41 kilograms of harvested marijuana worth about $180,000.


A Canadian Armed Forces Sergeant posted at CFB Trenton in eastern Ontario has been found guilty of child pornography offences and arranging to commit a sexual offence against a child.

Crown Attorney Lee Burgess says David Rodwell was convicted in a Belleville, Ont., court on Thursday of possession of child pornography, making child pornography and making an agreement to commit a sexual offence against a child.

Jesus Christ folks, now I have to decide who's worse ...., this guy or Russell Williams!


Don't even get me started on Anthony Wiener!!!!!


They just announced a movie about my life called: 'The good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood!' (I'm the 'misunderstood!")


Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia. In a statement released by Britain's film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive aphasia, which erodes the ability to use language.

Folks I don't want to make light of a serious subject like this, but back in the 70's I thought that perhaps the whole group had dementia!

 Comedy troupe Monty Python, including from left, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, are seen at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Jones, one of the troupe's founding members, has been diagnosed with dementia.

Comedy troupe Monty Python, including from left, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, are seen at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Jones, one of the troupe's founding members, has been diagnosed with dementia. (Andy Kropa/Invision/Associated Press) 


Lot's of people worried about the hacks to Yahoo customers information, and even though I'm one of them I'm not in the least worried about having someone steal money from me!


I'm sort of hoping someone will put some money IN!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Do as I say, not as I do!

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I just ran across something that is not only surprising, but outright alarming in it's intent because of the mindset of those that proposed this outrageous law. 

(Hint: It happens to be the Texas GOP   ....., The Republicans!)

If America wants a more intelligent electorate, it needs to stop implementing dumb-ass policies — like the one Texas came up with in 2012 — that prevent children from getting a good education. The following paragraph was drafted by the Texas GOP in 2012:
“We oppose the teaching of 'Higher Order Thinking Skills,' and 'critical thinking skills' and all similar programs that are simply a relabeling of 'Outcome-Based Education' which focus on challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.” 


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(No words!)


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Will the real Jesus please stand up!

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Image result for gretta vosperLadies and Gentlemen. although the header for this post is also the title for one of the chapters in my book "An Exploration of Religion and the Meaning of life," in this case we are about to go off in a totally different direction, although it is a subject and concept that I am both familiar with, and sympathetic to! (I just got an e-mail about this.)

Greta Vosper is the Minister at a United Church in West Hill, Ontario, and although her organization is sort of liberal in their beliefs, she has a rather radical way of practicing her faith, so there were bound to be certain repercussions ...., which she is now facing!

She was just dragged in front of a panel that was focusing on whether she continues to affirm the questions asked of all candidates at the time of ordination, commissioning or admission and to report whether she is suitable to continue serving as an Ordained Minister in The United Church of Canada.

"Ms. Vosper told the Committee that she does not believe in a Trinitarian God. Instead, by ‘god/God’ she means what is created between people in relationships, but does not exist separate from us, and the construct is not divine. Ms. Vosper does not use the word ‘God’ because its use is a barrier to some people. She does not believe that Jesus was divine. He is not the Son of God. Jesus is not her Saviour. Ms. Vosper no longer calls herself a Christian. She does not believe that there is a Holy Spirit. Ms. Vosper does not believe that there is a God who calls anyone to ministry. Ms. Vosper does not administer sacraments. She does not consider scripture to be the primary source, but merely one source of information amongst many. She is no longer in essential agreement with the statement of doctrine of The United Church of Canada. Instead, Ms. Vosper said that her theology has evolved beyond the doctrine of the United Church.
The majority of the Conference Interview Committee has determined that Ms. Vosper is not suitable to continue as a minister in the United Church."


This interview did not assess whether Ms. Vosper meets the Standards of Practice with respect to administration, community outreach and social justice, continuing education, denomination and communities, leadership, pastoral care and self-care.4 The question that Toronto Conference asked this Committee to address was limited to her beliefs and her theology and their impact on Ms. Vosper’s responsibility for faith formation, Christian education and worship.
Presbyteries are responsible for oversight of ministers within their geographic area.5 Pursuant to the Effective Leadership Pilot Project, Toronto Southeast Presbytery agreed that Toronto Conference would assume responsibility for the oversight and discipline of its ministers.6
In 2015 Toronto Conference received letters and emails and members of its Executive heard concerns that a person who describes herself as an atheist, who does not believe that Jesus ever existed, and who does not accept the authority of scripture could continue to be a minister within the United Church of Canada.

Well folks, although I have never met Greta, I can certainly agree with some of her positions since I too do not blindly follow the dogma thrown at me by organized religion ..........!


Greta, Greta, Greta, ya can't have your cake and eat it too kid. You're either in, or you're out, there is no maybe, there is just do or don't! (Thank you Yoda)

Come to think of it, maybe she should try the Jedi religion ......, after all, what's she got to lose!

Oh ya, that's right, her immortal soul! [sic]