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!

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!

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.


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, 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.  (
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!)



"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!


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!


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!

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!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Come and get it!

Dear Friends: Pamela Anderson and her buddies at PETA (People for the Ehical Treatment of Animals) just refuse to go away, folks! (P.S. Pam is a hypocrite folks, because I know for a fact that she's a meat eater......, I've seen the video!)
The anti-meat movement is gaining momentum with a new campaign by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) calling for a “sin tax” on beef, pork, poultry and even fish.

The premise is that meat is bad for human health and should be taxed like cigarettes and alcohol to discourage consumption.

They say meat production is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions or, as PETA spokesperson Ashley Byrne put it, is “catastrophic for the environment.”

Not only does eating meat come naturally to humans, but it is healthy in moderate amounts — no more than six ounces a day, says the American Heart Association.
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Most meats are high in protein, Vitamin E and the B vitamins (including Vitamin B12), Omega-3 and minerals, especially iron, zinc and magnesium. These elements are vital in maintaining good health. Skinless chicken and turkey are low-fat alternatives to high-fat lamb and duck.

As to the environment, there are places where land, unfortunately, has been deforested to raise cattle. But Canada is not one of them. In fact, our grasslands have adapted to the rumination of livestock and our meat production contributes an insignificant amount to GHG emissions compared with the global figure, says the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association.

What a tax on meat would accomplish is to deprive people of a rich source of protein that will satiate them and give them the energy to work, study and play.

Like all regressive consumption taxes, it will hit the lowest income earners hardest. It will also harm a $28-billion industry, one of Canada’s largest manufacturing industries and the largest employer in the food manufacturing group.

Meanwhile, pass the BBQ sauce!

The way I see it anyway!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Are the Republicans just disingenuous, or something much worse!

Dear Friends: Your long suffering author keeps saying that if you tell people something enough times, with enough conviction, they will believe just about anything! (After all, this is the same trick used by all religions!)

With that in mind you have to wonder if the Republicans are just  lacking in frankness, candor and sincerity........, or are pursuing a much darker objective!

I subscribe to a blog called "Townhall Daily" which is a right wing rag that fosters all the "disingenuous" talking points these assholes use to fire up their base and today's headline caught my eye!

 Should Hillary Go Free? (By Steve Soukup)

Now first of all I don't understand why Hillary Clinton is getting any traction from them at all since she's ancient history, (well actuall I do because she is an easy diversion from their own screw-ups and disasters) but just the same, what they say gives my head a twirrly-wirrly and makes me think I'm in some sort of an alternate Universe. (That's much worse than just alt-news folks!)

Image result for hillary clipartWhen discussing the sins of the Hillary they naturally bring up the  "many shady deals, from her (1) email server to her (2) campaign apparatus to (3) her and Bill’s massive and well-connected foundation, to the (4) urainium deal, to (5) Benghazi, (oh yes, that's still thrown in there now and again kids) to anything else they can come up with............., but other than list them there are NO other details given because, after all, we're supposed to know what those sins are now, don't we?

Instead they spend the next five or six pages listing the sins of other politicians like that Roman General who did some bad stuff so they can establish "GUILT BY ASSOCIATION!" 
Hillary Clinton did much wrong, and to investigate those wrongdoings is not necessarily political payback. At the same time, however, no less than one of history’s greatest champions of justice and truth has argued that corruption itself is destructive and must be resisted.When the branches of a government are thought by the people to be deeply corrupt, the leaders of said government would be wise to take any opportunity to prove otherwise.  In 70 B.C., the Roman Republic was deeply corrupt, as many believe the United States is today.  Marcus Tullius Cicero was then the prosecutor in a trial before the Senate, in which the Gaius Verres, the governor of Sicily, was charged with wholesale corruption.Like the Clintons today, Verres was rich and powerful.  

Cicero took the floor to proclaim:  At this grave crisis in the history of our country, you have been offered a peculiarly desirable gift, a gift almost too opportune to be of human origin:  it almost seems heaven-sent.  For you have been given a unique chance to make your Senatorial Order less unpopular, and to set right the damaged reputation of these courts.  A belief has taken root which is having a fatal effect on our nation – and which to us who are Senators, in particular, threatens grave peril.  This belief is on everyone’s tongue, at Rome and even in foreign countries.  It is this: that in these courts with their present membership, even the worst criminal will never be convicted provided that he (she)  has money.”
 Yup, they don't have to prove that Hillary did anything bad boys and girls, they just have to give examples of bad shit other people did and then paint Hillary Clinton with the same brush!

Works every time. If you're as stupid as Trump's base!

The way I see it anyway!

Sunday Morning Funnies # 17

An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Jerry had carved I love you, Sally.
On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money - fifty thousand dollars!
Jerry said, We've got to give it back.
Sally said, Finders keepers. She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?
Sally said, No.
Jerry said, She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.
Sally said, Don't believe him, he’s getting senile
The agents turned to Jerry and began to question him.
One said: Tell us the story from the beginning.
Jerry said, Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ..
The first police officer turned to his partner and said, Were outta here!


Confucius Did Not Say.....

Man who wants pretty nurse must be patient.

Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.

Lady who goes camping with man must beware of evil intent.

Squirrel who runs up woman's leg will not find nuts.

Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.

Man who runs in front of car gets tired, but man who runs behind car gets exhausted

.Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.

War does not determine who is right; it determines who is left.

Man who fights with wife all day get no piece at night.

It takes many nails to build a crib, but only one screw to fill it.

Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.

Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.

Wise man does not keep sledge hammer and slow computer in same room.

Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement.
And, Confucius Really Did Not Say...

"A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!"




1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

2. A will is a dead giveaway.

3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

4. A backward poet writes inverse.

5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.

6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.

15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

16. A calendar's days are numbered.

17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.

19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.

21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.

22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.

24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.

26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.

29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.

30. The roundest knight at king Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

31. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

32. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.

33. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

34. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

35. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

36. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
37. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

38. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

39. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

40. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, 'You stay here, I'll go on a head.'

41. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

42. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

43. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'

44. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

45. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

46. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects.

The way I see it anyway!