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, September 25, 2017

It seems to all come out in the wash!

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

I have mention on these pages several times that Orientals are "on average" the smartest of  the major races on this planet, Caucasians are just a bit below them in the middle, (on average) and Negro's are just a bit behind them. (On average!)

This hypothesis was first proposed by Dr. Phillip Rushton here at the University of Western Ontario in London, and wouldn't ya know that this was great fodder for the politically correct crowd to rant and howl about.

But!

Just so any one group doesn't get too big for their britches we now have additional information from the Perspective Research Department that Orientals, although they are a bit smarter than whites and blacks, seem to have the smallest dicks of any group studied by scientists.


Whites, on the other hand, are just about in the middle when comparing intelligence to dick size, and Blacks have the biggest 'Johnsons' of all the groups!

So there ya have the long and the short of it folks!

The way I see it anyway!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Political Correctness raises its ugly head once again!

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

I've been following the negotiations on the latest round of NAFTA talks and wouldn't ya know it ..............., some asshole is trying to bring Political Correctness into the whole thing!

There was an attempt to introduce gender equality and indigenous rights into the fray which is one of the dumbest and most out of place, nonsensical proposals you can imagine.

What are we going to do, pass legislation that mandates more Indians in the auto sector, or women in the transportation sector?

Anything that addresses specific groups for inclusion in a general trade agreement is not only disruptive, but totally inappropriate for the subject at hand.

In other words it's comparing apples and oranges kids, when what we're really talking about is banana's! (Hope you get the metaphor!)


If I ruled the World # 16

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!:

One of the biggest problems we face today are the many countries who were created artificially by colonial powers and / or hegemony by a central power. This has led to a virtual cornucopia of ethnic, indigenous, familial, cultural, kindred and for want of a better word, tribal populations that don't belong (Or shouldn't belong)  in a specific group or region.

Let's start with a list of the most noteworthy and egregious examples we see today:

- The Basques and the Castilians in France and Spain.

- The Bretons, Catalonians and Corsicans in France.

- The Celts in Britain and even the Londoners in England.

- The French in Canada

- The Bavarians and East Friesens (Me)  of Germany. 

- The Sardinians and Sicilians of Italy

- The displaced Bulgarians, Macedonians, Hungarians, Serbs and Bosnians in the Baltics.

- The Hungarians, Crimeans and Ukrainians in Russia.

Plus you have places like the Canary Islands, Gibraltar and the Caribbean Islands and a whole list of other regions that come to mind but are too numerous to mention here! (You will notice that these examples are mostly white-European areas because that's where I'm from, but the same holds true for regions of Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania.)

SO: We are in desperate need of  many more autonomous regions where a certain cultural or religious group can have more say in their affairs and how they are governed. (The Sunni's, the Shia and the Kurds of the Middle-East, or the Serbs and Bosnians in the Balkans are prime examples of this.)

All this might call for a re-alignment of the Nation-States we have today ....., or at least a growing region of autonomous areas where the local or indigenous population can feel they have more of a say in their governance and culture!

We can then divide the world into three distinct area of interest:

1. Increase the power and scope of the United Nations for International Relations.

2. Re-distribute national borders where possible to make countries more accountable and sensitive to the needs of their particular populations.

3. Allow a greater degree of autonomy by States and Provinces within a Country by decreasing the lines of authority and areas of responsibility that a Nation-State holds over local populations. (E.g. Tax Collection, Defense and International Relations. (Everything else like health care, education law and civic responsibility would be more of a local jurisdiction!)

SO: The long and short of it is that you move some of the responsibilities of a Nation State up to to the International level and some of the power down to a local, or civic level!


THIS WOULD INVOLVE MEMBER STATES GIVING UP SOME OF THEIR SOVEREIGNTY AND CONTROL OF CERTAIN GROUPS, BUT WOULD MAKE THE WHOLE PLANET A MORE PEACEFUL AND HARMONIOUS PLACE TO LIVE.




Sunday Morning Funnies # 6959

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.' 'Funny thing is,' he smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. We all need a Tree!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday Morning Confusion about the Drumpf family's history of racism! #695

Dear Friends; "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

Image result for fred trump If you look at pictures of Donald Trump's dad Fred he sure does look like what we might imagine a member of the Nazi SS would look like!

Fred was hounded during his real estate career as being a racist, and apparently the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree with Donald and his sons Donald and Eric. (The latest generation of Drumpf's have been quoted as saying that the reason they have done so well is because they are from genetically superior stock!!!!!)

Now even though he claims to not be a racist, here is a small example of this attitude down through the Drumpf's generations, with a few quotes from The Donald himself:




The way I see it anyway!

Wedding Bells!

My son is getting married out in Vancouver today and although we can't make it to the ceremony (sob!) both the Mrs. Herself and I wish Stephan and Isabella the very best on this special day ......., and a hope for continued health and happiness in the days to come!

All the best kids and we will hopefully see you in the spring!

Dad and Ellen!



Friday, September 22, 2017

Who ya gonna call?

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

At least a couple of times a week I have to get on the phone and place a call to Morgan Freeman about something I need clarification on, or more information about. 
MEANWHILE: Morgan Freeman is quickly becoming an unofficial enemy of the state in Russia after starring in a video that argues for more investigation into the Kremlin's reported involvement in the past election.

The actor is front and center in a video for the Committee To Investigate Russia. Early on in the two-minute video, he declares, "We have been attacked. We are at war."
 
Produced by Rob Reiner, the video briefly details President Vladimir Putin's rise to prominence and calls him out for interfering in elections. He calls Putin a "former KGB spy" who has "set his sights on his sworn enemy, the United States."

He goes on to speak about Russia's use of social media to "spread propaganda."

"He convinces people in democratic societies to distrust their media, their political processes, even their neighbors," Morgan says, adding, "And he wins."

The actor then calls on President Donald Trump to "tells us the truth" about Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, which nearly all of America's intelligence agencies agree happened (to what extent is the question).

Morgan -- and the video, in general -- is being blasted in Russia and local news outlets are dubbing him "Hysterical Freeman." In fact, many in Russia are using the hashtag "Stop Morgan Lie."

Earlier this week, Radio Free Europe quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov who said the video "can hardly be taken seriously." Dmitry also said Morgan is "a victim of his emotionally charged, self-exalted status."

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/entertainmentmovies/why-morgan-freeman-has-become-public-enemy-no-1-in-russia/ar-AAsmnEI?li=AAggFp5


Thursday, September 21, 2017

This ain't no flat cat, but it's close!

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

It's a sad day for weather prognosticators, folks.

First there was Punxsutawney Phil, who heralded the arrival of spring down there in Pennsylvania every year, and then we have Wiarton Willy up here in Ontario.

Well, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Willy due to seeing a shadow one too many times kids! (It was the shadow of a truck that was about to lay him flat.)

Fortunately Phil had an understudy named "Wee Willy" and he will be providing forecasts of the arrival of spring from now on.

Rest in peace, Phil!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Say What?

Dear Friends: Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Trump ....., all in one day!

(Give me a break!)

The day we didn't have to kiss our ass goodbye!

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

Although he died last May, the folks over in Russia didn't announce his death until yesterday and this guy should be commemorated as one of the greatest heroes in the history of the human race because you and I and a big percentage all the people on this planet owe our very existence to him!
Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country's satellite system, which was looking for any possible nuclear weapons launches by the United States.

He was on the overnight shift in the early morning hours of Sept. 26, 1983, when the computers sounded an alarm, indicating that the U.S. had launched five nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"The siren howled, but I just sat there for a few seconds, staring at the big, back-lit, red screen with the word 'launch' on it," Petrov told the BBC in 2013.

It was already a moment of extreme tension in the Cold War. On Sept. 1 of that year, the Soviet Union shot down a Korean Air Lines plane that had drifted into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 people on board, including a U.S. congressman. The episode led the U.S. and the Soviets to exchange warnings and threats.

Petrov had to act quickly. U.S. missiles could reach the Soviet Union in just over 20 minutes.

"There was no rule about how long we were allowed to think before we reported a strike," Petrov told the BBC. "But we knew that every second of procrastination took away valuable time, that the Soviet Union's military and political leadership needed to be informed without delay. All I had to do was to reach for the phone; to raise the direct line to our top commanders — but I couldn't move. I felt like I was sitting on a hot frying pan."

Petrov sensed something wasn't adding up.

He had been trained to expect an all-out nuclear assault from the U.S., so it seemed strange that the satellite system was detecting only a few missiles being launched. And the system itself was fairly new. He didn't completely trust it.

Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis recalled the episode in an interview last December on NPR:

"[Petrov] just had this feeling in his gut that it wasn't right. It was five missiles. It didn't seem like enough. So even though by all of the protocols he had been trained to follow, he should absolutely have reported that up the chain of command and, you know, we should be talking about the great nuclear war of 1983 if any of us survived."

After several nerve-jangling minutes, Petrov didn't send the computer warning to his superiors. He checked to see if there had been a computer malfunction.

He had guessed correctly.

"Twenty-three minutes later I realized that nothing had happened," he said in 2013. "If there had been a real strike, then I would already know about it. It was such a relief."

Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77

Petrov faced reprimand by the Soviet military. Officially, he failed to document the crisis well enough. According to Petrov, “I had a phone in one hand and the intercom in the other, and I don’t have a third hand.” He left the military a year later to work for the research institute responsible for the early warning system that made him famous.

Petrov received numerous awards years later once his story became known including a 2004 World Citizen Award with a trophy and a $1,000. It almost seems comical that he received a simple $1,000 check for his great act of skepticism, if we think in terms of the people he saved having netted him perhaps $.000002 a soul. Given the likelihood that I would not have existed given this man’s intervention, I’d be willing to donate a few bucks of my own to a gofundme for the guy if given the chance.

Stanislav Petrov passed away in May of this year at the age of 77, reminding the world of an awesome story of almost unrestrained force brought to the brink of worldwide annihilation if not for the presence of a few good actors acting on their reason to avert disaster. He would have never been the person that the Soviets would have asked permission to commit the greatest human disaster in all of history, perhaps ever, but he ended up being a fail-safe against it anyway. That said, it is a lesson on why such great power requires disbursement among many people and the need for those people to be moral, reasoned, and accountable to more than themselves to prevent the next great human catastrophe.
Someone should declare a world-wide day of remembrance for this guy!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kiss you ass goodbye on Saturday?

 Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

Mark it in your calendar, folks: The world is going to end on Saturday. At least, that's according to David Meade, a numerologist who has predicted that the end times will begin on September 23. Needless to say, we're not holding our breath.

Meade takes his inspiration from the Bible's Book of Revelations, specifically Revelation 12:1–2, which reads:
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Meade interprets this passage as referring to the constellation of Virgo, which is often depicted as a woman. Currently, Virgo advances through the sky ahead of the moon, and with the sun. Ahead of the constellation are the nine stars of Leo, along with the planets Mercury, Mars, and Venus. Meade believes these stars and planets are the "crown of twelve stars" in the prophecy.

(Meade says he's not actually predicting that the world will end immediately on Saturday. In an interview with the Washington Post, Mead says, "The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending" on September 23. "A major part of the world will not be the same by the beginning of October.")

 http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/news/a28248/david-mead-apocalypse-prediction/