After his latest debacle outside a nightclub, Chris Brown has decided to take the celebrity high-road and enter RE-HAB!
Gee, I didn’t know they had re-hab for assholes!
Ladies and Gentlemen,  Is Stephen Harper throwing Nigel Wright under the bus?
It appears that the Tories have a new strategy in their defense in the ongoing Senate expense scandal: relentlessly vilify Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright. “From our side there is one person responsible for this deception. That person is Mr. Wright by his own admission,” the Prime Minister said.
(Last spring, Wright admitted to gifting Senator Mike Duffy $90,000 to repay taxpayers for alleged inappropriate expense claims. In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Harper led the most scathing attack we’ve seen since spring against his former right-hand man.)

2-Ply-Toilet-Paper-Annual-AwardOh you might never have actually heard his name before, but just the same you know who this is kids!
This is the guy who drives the bus everybody keeps getting thrown under!
Now you know the rest of the story!

imagesCAHWNXBMMeanwhile: In Toronto, a man in his 60s is in life-threatening condition after he was struck by a bus on Dufferin Street near St. Clair Avenue West at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday. All lanes of Dufferin were closed from St Clair Avenue West to MacKay Avenue for the police investigation. The street was reopened to traffic just before 6:30 a.m.
No word on whether it was Ed…………… or not!
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If Elvis were still alive he would be a grandfather by now ……………………. and maybe even a GREAT-GRANDFATHER!  (Please: Don’t be cruel!)

The daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and her first husband, musician Danny Keough, is 24-year-old Riley who recently made headlines for being romantically linked to “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson. However, Lisa Marie has shot down the speculation, saying that her daughter wouldn’t do that because she and Pattinson’s ex, “are like best friends.”
Remember that old “Western” movie where the sheriff gets shot, but the bullet hits his badge, and that saves him?
Something like that happened in Orlando, Florida.

bullet-hits-cell-phone-1-102813-650x433A convenience store clerk in Florida can thank his cellphone for stopping a bullet fired at his chest during an attempted robbery, police said on Tuesday.
“He was very lucky,” said Lieutenant Scott Allen of the Winter Garden Police Department.
The middle-aged clerk, who police are not identifying for his safety, was shot at by a robber who ordered him and a female clerk to open the safe at a gas station and convenience store near Orlando, Florida, on Monday.
“He (the clerk) was not able to open the safe,” Allen said. “The suspect went to leave, he pointed the revolver at one of the clerks and fired a single shot as he was leaving the store.”
The clerk’s cellphone was in the breast pocket of his baggy shirt.
Never let it be said that we here at the ‘Perspective Research Department’ are not keeping up with all the latest fashion news kids:

2712801One surprising item invaded nearly every young woman’s closet this summer: the mini skort from Zara. Skorts, a hybrid of skirts and shorts with a flap across the front, were initially popularized in the 1960s, as increasing numbers of women began playing golf. The easy movement of shorts combined with the feminine lines of a skirt continued to make skorts an activewear go-to. Everyday skorts were a wardrobe staple in the 1980s and early ’90s, especially among kids, and then they disappeared. Somehow, out of nowhere, Zara single-handedly resurrected the special garment with a cool origami-style wrap. This season, the Spanish retailer has a whole new batch of skorts, and other brands at every price point, from Forever 21 to Valentino, are on board with the trend.
(Well, maybe not EVERYONE here at Perspective …………., your fashion un-conscious reporter doesn’t remember these from the 60′s OR the 80′s!)

By Caroline Howard, Forbes Staff

Who’s more powerful: the omnipotent head of a corroding but still feisty superpower or the handcuffed head of the most dominant country in the world? This year, our votes for the World’s Most Powerful People — an annual look at the heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world — went with the former.
President Vladimir Putin has solidified his control over Russia (“dictator” is no longer an outlandish word to ponder) while U.S. President Barack Obama’s lame duck period has seemingly set in earlier than usual for a two-term president — latest example: the government shutdown mess. Anyone watching this year’s chess match over Syria has a clear idea of the shifting individual power dynamic.
The Most Powerul People in the World list represents the collective wisdom of top FORBES editors, who consider hundreds of nominees before ranking the planet’s top 72 power-brokers – one for every 100 million people on Earth — based on their scope of influence and their financial resources relative to their peers.

The World’s 10 Most Powerful People

1. Vladimir Putin  Getty Images/Platon

cbc4a36e-2d00-4e5f-a9dc-ff2f51fbbb7f_putinWho’s more powerful: the omnipotent head of a corroding but still feisty power or the handcuffed head of the most dominant country in the world? This year’s snapshot of power puts the Russian President on top. Putin has solidified his control over Russia (“dictator” is not longer an outlandish word to ponder) and the global stage. Anyone watching the chess match over Syria has a clear idea of the shift in the power towards Putin. The ex-KGB strongman–who controls a nuclear-tipped army, a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves—is allowed to serve two more terms, which could keep him office until 2024.

2. Barack Obama  AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

b06590eefb693823410f6a7067009cd1_originalHis signature legislation, Obamacare, is under fire, U.S. allies are outraged over NSA surveillance overseas and the government shutdown for 16 days in October begs the question: who’s in control here? It appears that President Obama’s lame duck period has set in earlier than usual for a two-term president, causing him to drop one notch from the No. 1 spot. To be sure, though, the leader of the free world remains in charge of the the most powerful nation in the world, with the largest, most innovative economy and the deadliest military.

3. Xi Jinping   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Recently promoted in March, the 60-year-old is the paramount political and military leader of China. Xi exercises near dictatorial control over 1.3 billion people (close to 20% of the world’s population). China has the largest central bank, with $3.5 trillion in assets — and owns some $1.3 trillion in U.S. securities, making it the largest shareholder of U.S. debt. Along with India, the country is predicted to overtake the U.S. in aggregate GDP in coming decades; it is currently $8.2 trillion. There are 122 billionaires in the country, up from zero one decade ago. In addition to his title of general secretary of the Communist Party in China, Xi is also president of the People’s Republic of China and the chairman of the Central Military Commission.

4. Pope Francis REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

The March election of Pope Francis has injected new energy into the world’s largest religion with 1.2 billion followers around the world. The first Jesuit and Latin American Vicar of Christ preaches compassion for the poor and a greater role for women while signaled the church to quiet its focus on “only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptives.” He has embraced social media, regularly using Twitter to dispense religious advice to his 10 million followers and is responsible for the world’s first papal “selfie.” Born in Buenos Aires as one of five children to an Italian immigrant railway worker, Pope Francis (nĂ© Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is an avid FIFA fan and cheers the San Lorenzo de Almagro club.

5. Angela Merkel  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The world’s most powerful woman is the backbone of the 27-member European Union and carries the fate of the euro on her shoulders. Merkel’s hard-line austerity prescription for easing the European debt crisis has been challenged by both hard-hit southern countries and the more affluent north, most particularly French President Francois Hollande. Merkel is fresh off a commanding reelection victory, and has served as ¬chancellor since 2005; the first woman in the position.Merkel has earned the top spot on the FORBES list of Most Powerful Women In The World for eight of the past 10 years.

6. Bill Gates   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Gates is the wealthiest man in the U.S., despite his past gifts of more than $28 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He bolstered his foundation’s efforts to eradicate polio in April, securing $335 million in pledges to the cause from six billionaire comrades, including $100 million each from Mexico’s Carlos Slim and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Shares of Microsoft jumped in late August on news that Steve Ballmer will step down as CEO; Gates will remain chairman of the software company he cofounded with Paul Allen in 1975. He and fellow Most Powerful Warren Buffett have thus far convinced over 100 billionaires to sign on to the Giving Pledge, a promise to donate at least half one’s net worth to charity.

7. Ben Bernanke  AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Big Ben is stepping down as of January 31, 2014, and Janet Yellen has been nominated to lead the Fed next year. Bernanke has served as chairman during some of the biggest financial challenges since the Depression. The former Princeton professor’s decisive actions and policies helped to avert a global economic meltdown during late 2000s fiscal crisis, and jump-started a still-moderate U.S. recovery. The American economy’s “adult in the room” has said that there is only so much the Fed can do; politicians are the ones with the power to keep us from going over a fiscal cliff.

8. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud  AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Saudi Arabia’s aging monarch holds the keys to two of Islam’s holiest mosques and the world’s second largest crude oil deposit of 265 billion barrels, amounting to 20% of the world’s reserves. The Kingdom boasts a $727 billion GDP, putting it in the top 20 richest countries worldwide. But with 12% of nationals without a job, including 25% of its under 25s, the king has pushed $130 billion at unemployment funds and housing projects in recent years.

9. Mario Draghi  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

As chief banker of the world’s largest ¬currency area–the euro zone’s collective GDP is now nearly $17 trillion–Draghi faces the Herculean task of trying to maintain financial unity across 17 countries. But if anyone can wrangle the interests of nations as diverse as Germany and Greece, it might be the man who navigated the minefield of Italian politics so deftly that he earned himself a nickname: “Super Mario.”

10. Michael Duke   Win McNamee/Getty Images

Duke heads the world’s No. 1 retailer ($470 billion in 2012) and biggest private employer (2.2 million employees). Wal-Mart can make or break a company simply by deciding to stock its product. Last year Sweden’s $785 billion in assets sovereign wealth fund (none bigger) dropped its Wal-Mart stock – reportedly worth about $140 billion — on advice from its Ethical Council that cited a “serious and systematic abuse of workers’ rights.”


Well kids, it’s good to see that your humble reporter’s luck is finally changing!

I just got word that I won $5294.00 in some sort of a lottery ……….., and they will send me a cheque as soon as I pay a $152- permit and handling fee!