(The left wing drives me crazy, and the right wing scares the shit out of me!)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday Morning Confusion: Why the Middle-East Doesn't Work! OR, Oh Shit!

Dear Readers:

Want to understand why the refugees are screwing up Europe?

Want to know why there is so much trouble in the Middle-East?

Want to know why they have to get Europeans to do the work if they want anything done right?

Want to see a perfect example of the narrow mindset that typifies this region?

Want to shake your head in absolute disbelief?

They built the new City of Dubai over the last several decades, but nobody thought to put in sewers for all the new buildings ........, so now it's all hauled away by trucks, lots of trucks, and even more trucks, each and every day! All day!

The scary part is they won't tell anyone where it all goes!!!!




AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!





"World's Smallest Horse"





Ted Cruz didn't leave Canada, he was kicked out!

Dear Readers:

Contrary to public opinion, the Perspective Research Department has learned that Ted Cruz didn't leave the country voluntarily when he was four years old ....., he was kicked out! (So far we have not been able to find out WHY!)

Since he was still living with his parents at the time, they had to leave too!

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You've heard of the "mile high club?"

Apparently scuba divers are turning that on its head with attempts to see how low they can go, to do the dirty.

No word yet on what the record is!

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E.B. Smith is set to play Martin Luther King, Jr., on stage in London, Ont., in a series of upcoming performances of The Mountaintop. He's revealed that he's recently faced racial insults from people in London, Ont., on two separate occasions.
An American actor who is set to portray Martin Luther King, Jr., in an upcoming stage production here in London, Ont., says he's had racial slurs hurled at him in recent days. (Quote: It struck me as ironic to be playing a role like this, and to sort of come face to face with that'.)

In one case, E.B. Smith was walking down the street with his co-star, when a man passing by in a car yelled "the N-word at us."

Let's get things back into perspective here kids!

Was it a nice thing to yell "nigger" from a passing car? (If it ever happened.)

No!

Is it O.K. to make such a big deal about it, to the point where it makes headlines across North America? 

NO!

Was it just something the politically correct PC crowd  (THE CBC) pounced on because it was a slow news day? (After all, if that was the first time somebody used the "N" word in the past ten years, then it would be a big deal, but that's hardly the case!)


OR, WAS IT SOME SORT OF PUBLICITY STUNT FOR THE SHOW, AND WE'VE ALL BEEN PLAYED!!!!!!

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ON THE OTHER HAND:   

I know it won't be popular to say this, and I expect to get letters about it, but Jian Ghomeshi might be a victim as much as his victims! Oh, I don't doubt for a minute that the allegations aren't true ......, but there's something fishy about this whole mess. (And that might apply to the Bill Cosby case Too!)

THIS LETTER WAS SENT TO HIM SHORTLY AFTER ONE OF THE ALLEGED ASSAULTS!



 
 

By the way, is it just my imagination, or does his lawyer look like a real barracuda?

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You've ll heard about the 'six degrees of separation' that connects everybody on the planet with everybody else by no more than six people?

Well Facebook did an algorithm on their members, and found out that the "separation" is actually only 3.5 people! (Can somebody lend me a hundred bucks?)

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While we're on the subject of the Internet, ya might want to read THIS article: Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Sexual assaults on the rise in Europe!

Dear Readers:

It happened again last night!

20 sexual assaults were reported in Cologne, Germany, and that was just one of about a dozen European cities where the incidence of sexual assaults and robberies has risen dramatically since the influx of Middle-Eastern refugees!

You can be an apologist for the refugees all you like kids, but the fact of the matter is that a great majority of them are young unmarried males who went to Europe more as economic refugees than anything else, and they are running wild in the streets!

I am starting to realize why they keep women bundled up and as inconspicuous as possible throughout the Middle-East, because a large portion of their population still operates under a set of rules straight out of the dark ages!

Until they learn to conduct themselves under a 21st. century code of behaviour I suggest that they have no place in European or North American society.

(Thank God we vet those coming to Canada and only take families, and those with middle class values, but the same can't be said for Europe because it's the young single men who can make the trip there with the least difficulty.)

The alarming thing about this whole mess is that we never hear about it here in the North American mainstream press. Fortunately I have access to the BBC World News, Deutsche Welle, and the European News channels, and the story they tell is quite different from what we get over here with our "Politically Correct" left wing reporting!!




Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winter vacation anyone?

Dear Readers:

 With the exchange rate on the U.S. dollar so low there area lot of snowbirds who will be staying home this year and Myrtle Beach, S.C. wants to change that. To entice Canadians to the area, hotels, attractions, and restaurants are offering money at par until April 30, all valid with Canadian ID.

 The discounts are meant to "at least cover the difference" of the dollar conversion from Canadian to U.S. currency.

Image result for Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach Area CVB marketing director Susan Phillips said; "This special Canadian discount is just one more reason to visit in the lovely late winter and early spring seasons, which have typically mild weather, even more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions than anywhere else," she said in a release. (The South Carolina area gets about half a billion dollars a year from Canadian tourists!)

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I just came across an article for Americans called "28 thing you never knew about Canada!"  (Bet there's a few Canadians that don't know this stuff too!)

1. Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.
2. Canada is the world's most educated country by percentage: over half its residents have college degrees.
3. Police departments in Canada give out "positive tickets" when they see people doing something positive.
4. Canada's lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees fahrenheit (-63 celsius) in 1947.
5. Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia.
6. Residents of Churchill, Manitoba leave their cars unlocked to offer escape for pedestrians who might encounter polar bears.
7. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined.
8. The first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan war were from an American pilot bombing a training exercise.
9. License plates in the Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
10. In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.
11. Canada has the largest coastline in the world.
12. Sometimes in Newfoundland the Atlantic Ocean freezes so people play hockey on it.
13. Until 1999, the Guinness Book of World Records considered Yonge Street in Ontario as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km (1,178 mi).
14. The Mall of America is owned by Canadians.
15. The US/Canada border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.
16. Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.
17. After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
18. "Canada" is an Iroquoian language word meaning "village".
19. Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.
20. Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
21. Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.
22. Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times.
23. Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
24. The third country in space, after the US and USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.
25. In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia, and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
26. Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area.
27. During WWII, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
28. The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967.

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North American lawyers have a serious drinking problem, according to a new report from the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

More than 20 percent of licensed attorneys drink at levels that are considered "hazardous, harmful, and potentially alcohol-dependent." That's three times higher than the rate of problem drinking among the general public.
(I would say this is illuminating, but hardly surprising!)
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I've mentioned this before, but I'll mention it again because I was just sitting in there staring at the empty dispenser.

There is a bar that goes through the middle of a roll of toilet paper and holds it in place on the wall.

O.K?

When the roll is empty ya just take it off and put in a new roll and you're back in business.

Right!

Well for some strange reason I lost that bar and can't for the life of me figure out how I did that. After all, you just take it out long enough to replace the roll, and it never goes anywhere ..............., so how the hell could I lose it?


Fatty, fatty, two by four!

If you've ever wondered how it is that men can cut out a few desserts and quickly drop 10 pounds, while women tortuously calorie-count their way to incremental weight loss, a new study may have the explanation: It's in the brain.
A class of hormones known as POMC peptides, which regulate body weight, acts differently in females than in males, according to a collaboration of researchers across four continents. The difference appears to make it harder for females to lose weight.
POMC peptides are produced in the brain and play a role in appetite, calorie burning and physical activity, all of which impact overall body weight. When people were given the weight-reducing medication lorcaserin, males experienced significant weight loss, pushing them back into the healthy range, whereas females saw much smaller weight losses and remained obese.
In females, the source of POMC peptides reduces appetite, but it does not raise physical activity or calorie burning the way it does in males.
Two of every three adults and one in three children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the National Institutes of Health.
"These findings provide evidence that males and females are hard-wired differently in their regulation of energy balance," the study's authors wrote in the journal Molecular Metabolism. "Given the reported reduction of POMC neuron activity in middle age people, this data may have ... broad implications for future sex-specific strategies in treating overweight [problems] and obesity."



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/02/04/another-reason-to-hate-men-their-brains-make-it-easier-to-lose-weight/

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Want to know just how worried Bernie Sanders has Hilary Clinton?

Check out this graph below:


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STILL WONDERING IF CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ANY EFFECT ON US, BUNKY? (Weather is what happens in your neck of the woods, while climate is what happens on a global scale!)

First of all a major ice age about 70,000 years ago reduced the human population from millions to just tens of thousands of people, all huddled in the southern tip of Africa ......., and when they finally recovered by 50,000 years ago the population climbed back up  into the millions again.

THEN: 
Image result for black cavemanIn a new feat of high-powered genetic research, a group of scientists has found that the human population of Europe went through dramatic changes over 10,000 years ago, as a result of sharp swings of the Earth’s climate that went from a major glacial period to a warm period, then snapped back to a freeze again over the course of millennia. (This is also what did in the last of the Neanderthals.)
 
Image result for black cavemanAs these events occurred, humans in Europe first experienced a “bottleneck” when their numbers decreased during the last Glacial Maximum roughly 25,000 to 19,500 years ago, says the new research, published Thursday in Current Biology. But later, as a warm period kicked in around 14,500 years ago, it looks like this population was replaced or overwhelmed by a genetically somewhat different one, which may have been able to migrate into the area, thanks to retreating ice.

Image result for cavemanThe paper calls this “surprising evidence of a major population turnover in Europe around 14,500 years ago,” at the same time when there was also “a period of climatic instability.”

Image result for caveman“I think it’s a very interesting correlation, and I don’t think this correlation is just by chance, especially for those hunter-gatherer cultures who are largely dependent on the environment,” said Johannes Krause, one of the study authors and a researcher at the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Tübingen in Germany.
The study, based on 55 early modern human genomes from the period between 35,000 and 7,000 years ago, examined mitochondrial DNA — DNA that is contained within cellular structures called mitochondria rather than in the nucleus where most of our genetic material is located, and is passed down from mothers to their offspring. 

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Examining this DNA, scientists have found slight mitochondrial differences between Asians, Australians and Native Americans on the one hand, and Europeans on the other. European mitochondrial DNA today shows what is called the “N” lineage, or “haplogroup,” but not what is called an “M” lineage. By contrast, Asian, Australasian and Native Americans show both.

Image result for cavemanThe M lineage, the research explains, is “today found predominantly in Asia, Australasia, and the Americas, although it is almost absent in extant populations with European ancestry.” Because of this difference, it has been argued in the past that humans did not all leave Africa at the same time some 50,000 years ago — rather, they left in waves that were, genetically, somewhat different.
Image result for cavemanMy family history, for example, shows that we left Africa in 38,995 B.C. and took much the same route as the Middle-East refugees take today. After an extended stop in the Baltic's as the ice continued to ebb and flow through Europe, we slowly moved north and west until in 8725 B.C. we settled in our present area around Denmark and northern Germany, where we set up shop and proclaimed "THIS IS HOME!"

(My great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother on my fathers side!)

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Vote for me, I'll set you free!

Dear Readers:

I have said many times over that here in Canada I vote more along Conservative lines than Liberal, or (God forbid) NDP.

This makes me wonder what the hell is going on with the right wing politics down south of the border.

I mean, we all know that there is a certain percentage of the population in any country that are complete and total idiots who couldn't think their way to a coherent conclusion about anything, but between the morons and the reactionaries and the fucked up religious nuts in the States ......, they comprise a significant percentage of the  American population.

Image result for republicanIts for this reason that I have a hard time getting my head around what the Conservatives down there stand for, if not bigotry, deceitfulness, rudeness, subterfuge, small mindedness, petty, nasty and vindictive actions ....., that make me wonder why anyone who is not white, very religious and rich would ever vote for them! (And I mean rich, NOT the middle-class)

Image result for democratsWhile the Democrats at least try and maintain an upbeat and progressive attitude, the Republicans approach everything from the negative, and this caustic thinking is permeating all sections of their society.  (It is directly responsible for the rise of Donald Trump on the right, and Bernie Sanders on the left, instead of the old mainstream party ticket ....., although between the two of them, I would go with Bernie any day of the week!)

Lying, cheating, petulant, obstructionist and fractious behavior seems to have become the norm for much of what they call politics down there, and we don't think it helps their reputation in the world community by one iota!

Now don't quote this as Gospel [sic] folks, but on the left is a population map of where most Democrats (Blue) and Republicans (Red) live.  On the right is a map of the smartest (Blue)  and dumbest (Red) people in the U.S.



 IF YOU DON'T AGREE, DON'T GET MAD AT ME; THIS IS SCIENCE, FOLKS!
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Yesterday we made this guy or "Asshole of the Day" and word seems to have spread about his 'assholeness.'

'Return of Kings' rallies cancelled as backlash grows: A controversial American blogger has cancelled a series of international meetups scheduled for this weekend in the midst of a growing backlash.
On his website Return of Kings, so-called "pick-up artist" Daryush Valizadeh, known online as "Roosh V," said he cannot guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who attend the Feb. 6 gatherings.
"While I can't stop men who want to continue meeting in private groups, there will be no official Return Of Kings meetups," Valizadeh wrote.
The meetups were scheduled for 43 countries around the world, including 10 Canadian cities. Earlier this week several Canadian mayors denounced the rallies and said Return of Kings supporters were not welcome in their cities.
The contentious anti-feminist blog preaches "neomasculinity," which includes the notion that a woman’s value depends on her fertility and beauty. Among some of Valizadeh’s most controversial writings includes a blog post where he wrote that rape should be “made legal on private property.”
 http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/return-of-kings-rallies-cancelled-as-backlash-grows-1.2764414

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When I first ran across this story I thought they were talking about some people I know!
STOP THE PRESSES: Four new species of deep-sea flatworm-like animals that look like deflated whoopee cushions, and lack complex organs have been discovered, scientists announced.
When describing the physical characteristics of these baggy marine creatures, "simple" doesn't begin to do justice to how simple they are, as animals go. They have no recognizable face or limbs. Their bodies are blobs that look more like empty socks than animals, and are wrinkled by muscular folds and propelled by cilia. A mouth opening at one end leads to a gut sack, but there is no anal opening in the back end. They have no digestive system, no excretory system, no reproductive organs, but they probably don't worry about that too much because they don't have brains, either — just a neural network.
(And as always kids, ya heard it here first!!!! -Ed. -- P.S. Does this look like a dirty old sock?))

http://www.livescience.com/53601-deep-sea-worm-looks-like-pastry.html

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Motoring fans are gearing up for more fast cars, jokey banter, daring driving and world travels in 2016, with original Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May busy prepping their lavish new Amazon series, as Chris Evans and his newly revealed teammates revamp the original BBC-TV car series.
Former Top Gear hosts (from left) James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are preparing a new automotive show for Amazon Prime.The outspoken Clarkson, known for provocative statements, and colleagues Hammond and May posted images Monday of moving into new offices for their new series, which they are producing for streaming service Amazon Prime.

The BBC fired Clarkson from Top Gear — which set a record in 2012 as the world's most widely watched factual TV program — in March 2015 after he punched a producer in an off-set altercation. Co-hosts May and Hammond left shortly thereafter, along with Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman.
Amazon snapped them up to launch its own version of the beloved car show, reportedly signing a very expensive deal with the team and giving the new series a hefty production budget.
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/top-gear-new-revamp-1.3388818
Actor Matt LeBlanc, seen attending a Nov. 2014 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race in Austin, Texas, is joining the revamped BBC show Top Gear as one of its hosts.MEANWHILE: Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc will be joining the BBC's popular Top Gear program, presenting the revamped car show with Chris Evans, the British broadcaster said Thursday.LeBlanc, who starred as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcom Friends and plays a version of himself on the BBC-Showtime comedy Episodes, is the first non-British actor to host the BBC show in its 39-year history.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/matt-leblanc-top-gear-1.3433318?cmp=rss

I HATE TO SAY THIS FOLKS, BUT THE RE-VAMPED OLD VERSION OF TOP GEAR WILL BE ABOUT AS GOOD AS THE AMERICAN VERSION! (It stunk)