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!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday Morning Confusion #77


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

I am a regular reader of a website called Quora and some of the questions and answers I have seen are a constant source of amusement and amazement to me.

Forget about all the insightful and intelligent questions that are asked there, and take a look at some queries that show just how narrow minded, simplistic, misinformed, ignorant and just plain fucking stupid some people are. 

I keep saying that we have an incredible lack of critical thinking in the U.S. (and sometimes even here in Canada) but the true breadth of this vast plague of  moronic individuals is sometimes hard to comprehend!

Here are a few of the questions that made me either scratch my head ......, or shake my head!

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Why are Muslim beliefs tolerated and accepted, while Nazis beliefs are not, even when they are the same (e.g. belief in superiority over others, hate of homosexuals, disrespect for women)?

Is there any proof for evolution?

Since the scientists of Germany have now proven that there is life after death, what is the response of atheists towards them?

How does the rest of the world view President Obama? According to some conservatives here in the U.S., Obama has made the U.S. a laughing stock around the world. Is this true?'

If you could ascend to lichdom, but the catch is that you have to sacrifice 400 innocent souls just once, would you do it? You may perform benevolent acts after becoming a lich.
 

Why is it socially acceptable to tell smokers to "stop smoking" but not to tell fat people "stop eating"?

 Why is it believed that all humans had evolved in Africa? If that is the case, who or what was living in the six remaining continents?

 Why has Hilary Clinton been assumed to be guilty, but she hasn't been arrested?

If evolution is true, why aren’t there millions of creatures out there with partially developed features and organs?

What enhancements would the human body need to be able to run at the speed of light?

 If the stars suddenly moved at superluminal speeds and rearranged themselves in the sky to form letters that read "Hi, I'm God" and stayed that way permanently, would that prove the existence of God?

Why is Europe so primitive?

What if quantum physics will soon be able to explain someone’s presence in two places as a temporary "collapse" of all his body’s atoms into a huge "timeless and spaceless" void that exists within all atoms and is called "zero point energy"?

AND FINALLY!

Why don't people understand Donald Trump?


Like i keep saying folks: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"  

The way I see it anyway! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

ALIENS!

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

By now you know that your humble reporter has nothing but disdain for conspiracy theorists, but I'm going to start one theory myself since there just might be some truth to it!

I've delved into this subject a few times before but here we go for on last hurrah.

Octopuses are - REAL ALIENS!

That's right kids, they invaded our planet at some time in the past, but since they only live in the water it didn't have much impact on us humans.

How smart are they?

A human brain has about 100 BILLION neurons while an octopus brain is about 500 Billion neurons!

OK, so some of that brainpower is used to move their tentacles, but just the same they have grey matter that is five times bigger than a humans brain.

PLUS:

An article in Scientific American magazine describes these amazing creatures the following way:
  • The majority of neurons in an octopus are found in the arms, which can independently taste and touch and also control basic motions without input from the brain.
  • Octopus brains and vertebrate brains have no common anatomy but support a variety of similar features, including forms of short- and long-term memory, versions of sleep, and the capacities to recognize individual people and explore objects through play.
PLUS:

Here we see a description of a meeting with an octopus:

"A second meeting with an octopus: this one is in a den. Shells are strewn in front, arranged with some pieces of old glass. You stop in front of its house, and the two of you look at each other. This one is small, about the size of a tennis ball. You reach forward a hand and stretch out one finger, and one octopus arm slowly uncoils and comes out to touch you. The suckers grab your skin, and the hold is disconcertingly tight. It tugs your finger, tasting it as it pulls you gently in. The arm is packed with sensors, hundreds of them in each of the dozens of suckers. The arm itself is alive with neurons, a nest of nervous activity. Behind the arm, large round eyes watch you the whole time."

CREEPY EH?

YUP, I said it before and I'll say it again folks.

OCTOPODES ARE ALIENS!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sears Canada Going Private?

We just got word from the Perspective Research Department that the CEO of Sears Canada is going to attempt a purchase of the company to take it private. (It seems that a lot of the problems with the Canadian operations are directly caused by business practices in the States and going private would address these hindrances!)

Now since my job is branding and marketing might I suggest he re-name the company Simpson-Sears!

This would go a long way toward generating a positive image with the Canadian public.

The way I see it anyway!

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Happy Birthday Mom!

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

We are going to Sarnia today (about an hour's drive from London) to see my Mom on her 92nd birthday!

Now normally I would just get in the car and drive there like I do two or three times a week, with no fanfare or problems. But, as soon as the Mrs. Herself is involved things get complicated and all sorts of plans are made. (I think she's even packing some stuff!!!!)

Why can't we just jump in the car and GO!

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Another thing!

My wife has started telling me things two and three times when once would have done fine.

She says it's because I have a bad memory and don't listen to her ......., but I know it's just because she likes to talk!

The way I see it anyway!


Is Donald Trump really the AntiChrist?



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

Folks, you faithful reporter didn't quite know what to make of Don the Con Trumplethinskin until I got this in the mail yesterday ......, and then it all suddenly became crystal clear to me!  😱

Allan:

Many people are receiving dreams, visions, and prophecies about the imminent judgment and destruction of America. Here are a few of the more detailed and sobering warnings about what is now upon us all. Please take them seriously.

Wake up to the truth my friends, the 'wolves in sheep's clothing' Jesus warned us about are in the churches. They slander and call false the few courageous prophets out there warning people to repent. They do not want to give up the violence and perversion of Hollywood entertainment they should be telling tell their congregations to come away from. Those watching TV and movies are being infiltrated and possessed by demons. It is idolatry of the most foul nature and it is an abomination to God.

Jesus does not save people who refuse to quit sinning. to repent and quit sinning is called the narrow way and few are on it. Those lost in sin will be easily be deceived and hypnotized by the Antichrist. The clergy will say it is okay to take the mark of the beast in order to feed your families. Because of sin, deceiving spirits and false miracles will fill the churches and multitudes of Christians, who were erroneously taught they are saved by grace alone, will in fact, lose their souls.

Remember our Lord's warning, "were it possible, even the very elect would be deceived", and from Matthew 7... "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work inquity."

Pastor TD Hale saw Trump's 2016 win.


I saw the president of United States, President Obama, standing on the balcony and I saw in his hands a shotgun. All of a sudden, to my left hand side I heard a loud scream, real loud. When I turned my head to see where the scream was coming from I saw flying high in the air was a majestic eagle flying in the air around Washington DC. I knew that scream. I knew it was an eagle.

SO, DON'T SAY YA HAVEN'T BEEN WARNED FOLKS!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Float Your Boat!

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

Sea-level rise isn’t just happening; it’s accelerating. And some areas of the United States—like Florida—are seeing “hot spots” where the ocean can creep up six times faster than average.

Those are the findings of two new studies published yesterday, which have potentially troubling implications for urban planners trying to address sea-level rise. They also help explain why residents of Florida and North Carolina have seen sharp increases in coastal flooding in recent years.

Sea levels in the Southeast—between Cape Hatteras, N.C., and Miami—rose dramatically between 2011 and 2015, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters. The spike in sea levels is driven by a combination of natural factors that is exacerbated by human-caused sea-level rise.

The “hot spot” of sea-level rise is similar to others observed on the East Coast over the last century, said Andrea Dutton, a geological science professor at the University of Florida and a co-author of the study. It also shows there is more vulnerability on the Atlantic coast, home to many of America’s major cities, than is typically recognized, she said.

“The whole coastline is vulnerable to this type of behavior as we move into the future,” she said.


(Dr.  Dutton standing in a Walmart parking lot in Charleston, South Carolina.)

What's your I.Q.



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

An American on vacation in Canada goes into the 'Lighthouse Pub' in Sechelt B.C. where there is a robot bartender. 

The robot says, “What will you have?”

The guy replies, “Whiskey.”

 The robot brings back his drink and asks, “What’s your I.Q.?”

 The guy says, “168.”

 The robot continues to talk about physics, space exploration, and medical technology.

 After the guy leaves and the more he thinks about it, the more curious he gets, so he decides to go back.

The robot asks, “What’s your drink?”

 The guy answers, “Whiskey.”

 The robot returns with his drink and asks, “What’s your I.Q.?”

 The man replies, “100.”

 The robot talks about Nascar, Budweiser, the Lions, and hockey.

 The man finishes his drink, leaves, but is so interested in his “experiment” that he decides to try again

He enters the bar and, as usual, the robot asks him what he want to drink.

 The man replies, “Whiskey.”

 The robot brings the drink and asks, “What’s your IQ?”The man answers, “50.”

 The robot leans in real close and asks,

 “So . . . are . . . you people . . . still happy . . . with Trump?”

Git 'er done!

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

I saw a headline to a story that rather caught me by surprise today!

"One in Five People Are Chronic Procrastinators."

I'm going to read the full article sometime this afternoon and then  I'll get back to you on what it said!

Allan


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The New World Order!

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

During the 20th century many politicians, such as Woodrow Wilson and Winston Churchill, used the term "new world order" to refer to a new period of history characterized by a dramatic change in world political thought and in the balance of power after World War I and World War II. 

They all saw the period as an opportunity to implement idealistic proposals for global governance in the sense of new collective efforts to address worldwide problems that go beyond the capacity of individual nation-states to solve, while always respecting the right of nations to self-determination. 

These proposals led to the formation of international organizations (such as the UN in 1945 and NATO in 1949), and international regimes (such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT, 1947-1994)), which were calculated both to maintain a balance of power in favor of the United States and to regularize cooperation between nations, in order to achieve a peaceful phase of capitalism. 

These creations in particular and liberal internationalism in general, however, were regularly criticized and opposed by American paleoconservative business nationalists from the 1930s on.

Now in spite of being slanted to favour the United States, they came up ith some darn good ideas and even invented their own "Ten Commandments" for people to live by!
 

·  Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
·  Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
·  Unite humanity with a living new language.
·  Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
·  Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
·  Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
·  Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
·  Balance personal rights with social duties.
·  Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
·  Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature!

Progressives welcomed these new international organizations and regimes in the aftermath of the two World Wars, but argued that they suffered from a democratic deficit and were therefore inadequate not only to prevent another global war but to foster global justice. 

The United Nations was designed in 1945 by US bankers and State Department planners, and was always intended to remain a free association of sovereign nation-states, not a transition to democratic world government. 

British writer and futurist H. G. Wells went further than progressives in the 1940s, by appropriating and redefining the term "new world order" as a synonym for the establishment of a technocratic world state and of a planned economy. 

Despite the popularity of his ideas in some state-socialist circles, Wells failed to exert a deeper and more lasting influence because he was unable to concentrate his energies on a direct appeal to the intelligentsias who would ultimately have to coordinate a Wellsian new world order.

During the Red Scare of 1947–1957, agitators of the American secular and Christian right, influenced by the work of Canadian conspiracy theorist William Guy Carr, increasingly embraced and spread unfounded fears of Freemasons, Illuminati and Jews as the alleged driving forces behind an "international communist conspiracy". 

The threat of "Godless communism", in the form of a state atheistic and bureaucratic collectivist world government, demonized as the "Red Menace", therefore became the focus of apocalyptic conspiracism. 

The Red Scare came to shape one of the core ideas of the political right in the United States, which is that liberals and progressives, with their welfare-state policies and international cooperation programs such as foreign aid, supposedly contribute to a gradual process of collectivism that will inevitably lead to nations being replaced with a communist one-world government.

Right-wing populist advocacy groups with a neoconservative world - view, such as the John Birch Society, disseminated a multitude of conspiracy theories in the 1960s claiming that the governments of both the United States and the Soviet Union were controlled by a cabal of corporate internationalists, greedy bankers and corrupt politicians who were intent on using the U.N. as the vehicle to create a "One World Government". 

This right-wing anti-globalist conspiracism fuelled the Bircher campaign for US withdrawal from the UN. American writer Mary M. Davison, in her 1966 booklet The Profound Revolution, traced the alleged New World Order conspiracy to the establishment of the US Federal Reserve in 1913 by international bankers, whom she claimed later formed the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921 as a shadow government. At the time the booklet was published, many readers would have interpreted "international bankers" as a reference to a postulated "international Jewish banking conspiracy" masterminded by the Rothschilds.

Claiming that the term "New World Order" is used by a secretive elite dedicated to the destruction of all national sovereignties, American writer Gary Allen — in his books None Dare Call It Conspiracy (1971), Rockefeller: Campaigning for the New World Order (1974), and Say "No!" to the New World Order (1987)—articulated the anti-globalist theme of much current right-wing populist conspiracism in the US. 

Thus, after the fall of communism in the early 1990s, the main demonized scapegoat of the American far right shifted seamlessly from crypto-communists, who plotted on behalf of the Red Menace, to globalists, plotting on behalf of the New World Order. 

The relatively painless nature of the shift was due to growing right-wing populist opposition to corporate internationalism, but also in part to the basic underlying apocalyptic paradigm, which fed the Cold War (ca 1947-1991) and the witch-hunts of the McCarthy period (1950s).

American televangelist Pat Robertson, with his 1991 best-selling book The New World Order, became the most prominent Christian popularizer of conspiracy theories about recent American history. 

He describes a scenario where Wall Street, the Federal Reserve System, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission control the flow of events from behind the scenes, nudging people constantly and covertly in the direction of world government for the Antichrist.

Observers note that the galvanizing of right-wing populist conspiracy theorists such as Linda Thompson, Mark Koernke and Robert K. Spear into militancy led to the rise of the militia movement, which spread its anti-government ideology through speeches at rallies and meetings, books and videotapes sold at gun shows, shortwave and satellite radio, fax networks and computer bulletin boards.

However, it is overnight AM radio shows and viral propaganda on the Internet that have most effectively contributed to their extremist political ideas about the New World Order finding their way into the previously apolitical literature of numerous Kennedy assassinologists, ufologists, lost land theorists and, most recently, occultists. 

From the mid–1990s on, the worldwide appeal of those subcultures transmitted New World Order conspiracism like a "mind virus" to a large new audience of seekers of stigmatized knowledge.

Hollywood conspiracy-thriller television shows and films also played a role in introducing a vast popular audience to various fringe theories related to New World Order conspiracism — black helicopters, FEMA "concentration camps", etc.  Theories which for decades previously were confined to radical right-wing subcultures. (The 1993–2002 television series The X-Files, the 1997 film Conspiracy Theory and the 1998 film The X-Files: Fight the Future are often cited as notable examples.)

Following the start of the 21st century, and specifically during the late-2000s financial crisis, many politicians and pundits, such as Gordon Brown and Henry Kissinger, used the term "new world order" in their advocacy for a comprehensive reform of the global financial system and their calls for a "New Bretton Woods" taking into account emerging markets such as China and India. 

These declarations had the unintended consequence of providing fresh fodder for New World Order conspiracism, which culminated in talk-show host Sean Hannity stating on his Fox News Channel program Hannity that the "conspiracy theorists were right". (Progressive media-watchdog groups have repeatedly criticized Fox News in general and its opinion show Glenn Beck in particular for not only mainstreaming the New World Order conspiracy theories of the radical right, but possibly agitating its lone wolves into action.)

In 2009 American film directors Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel released New World Order, a critically acclaimed documentary film which explores the world of conspiracy theorists - such as American radio host Alex Jones - who consistently expose and vigorously oppose what they perceive as an emerging New World Order. 

The growing dissemination and popularity of conspiracy theories has also created an alliance between right-wing populist agitators (such as Alex Jones) and hip hop music's left-wing populist rappers (such as KRS-One, Professor Griff of Public Enemy and Immortal Technique), thus illustrating how anti-elitist conspiracism can create unlikely political allies in efforts to oppose a political system.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory)

AND THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IS HOW WE GOT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

P.S. That 500 million figure for a world population might be  little low, but a  billion people distributed in the following manner might be just the ticket!

North America  -   100 million.
South America  -   100 million
Europe              -    100 million
Africa               -    200 million
India                 -    200 million
China               -     200 million
Oceania            -    100 million

                       1 billion people!

(If I ran the world!)


I don't care what the cause is ....., it's just fun to protest!

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

A little known fact has come to my attention,  and that is the number of people who are at all of the different kinds of protest marches, demonstrations and rallies.

Now I don't mean what kind of people these are folks ......, what I'm saying is that a lot of them are the same people!!!!

Whether it be a G20 Summit, save the whales, (or seals) civil rights, occupy Wall St., feminism, gun lobby, abortion, gay rights, anti-war, labour movement, black power, anti-globalization,  global warming and the Tea Party you will find a certain base in any one of these movements that seems to be active with not only their own particular beef, but also gets involved in multiple causes as well.

Now the question is whether these multi-tasking protesters are that altruistic ........., or they just enjoy going to protest rallies!

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(AND FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE PROTEST RALLY WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS INAUGURATED, the government now wants the names of everyone who was there, as well as their social insurance numbers and banking info .......! Please don't tell me the United States is not a police state!)