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! ("If it is true that humans share 44% of their DNA with bananas, then how, when, and why did it become so much more difficult to drive a stick-shift? Answer me that , eh!")

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Canada among world’s top 7 nations for living well: OECD

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Say what you will about the Harper government, you can’t argue with statistics like this!
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:39AM EST
OTTAWA — When it comes to measuring the good life, Canada is among the world’s top spots for individual well-being, according to report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The others in the top category are Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, the U.S. and Norway.
The Paris-based organization does not issue a specific ranking, but OECD officials said the countries in the highest tier scored in the top 20 per cent in all 11 major categories assessed, including income and wealth, employment, health status, housing, education expectancy and attainment, work-life balance and personal security.
Canada scored at or near the top in terms of having a low long-term unemployment rate, health status, housing, education and skills, social connections, personal security (low crime), and in life satisfaction.
In terms of self-reported life satisfaction, residents of Switzerland profess to be most satisfied with their lot, while those in Hungary the least. Canadians place eighth among the 36 OECD industrialized nations.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-among-world-s-top-7-nations-for-living-well-oecd-1.1528395#ixzz2jmICO09a
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untitledIndia launched its first rocket to Mars on Tuesday, aiming to reach the red planet at a much lower cost than successful missions by other nations, positioning the emerging Asian giant as a budget player in the latest global space race.
Apparently “Mission Control” has been awarded to a tech support company in Mumbai. (Aerotech)
The flight is reported to be going well, but Aerotech claims it can get the craft to Mars a few days earlier for an extra hundred bucks!
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MEANWHILE: The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession.
babies11The annual study by Food Banks Canada, scheduled for release Tuesday, shows that more than 833,000 people relied on food handouts during one snapshot month earlier this year, compared with 872,379 the previous March. More than a third of them were children.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/number-of-canadians-using-food-banks-still-near-record-levels-study-says-1.1528397#ixzz2jmM0ep3V
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Speaking of food:
Boy, they sure do like their chicken down East!
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Nova Scotians looking to savour a tub of finger lickin’ good chicken will have fewer places to choose from after four KFCs ìn the province closed Sunday.
Doors are now shut at the Wyse Road and Cole Harbour locations in HRM, along with joints in Antigonish and Elmsdale.
The owner of the four restaurants said the leases are up and the buildings old. Dwight Fraser, president of Franchise Management Inc., said it’s better to redevelop than to renovate.
But customers are missing their fix.
“We already went to a KFC down by our school today and they didn’t have any chicken left,” said Madison Gaillard. “So we came here and it was closed, and now we have to go somewhere else to find it.”
(We here at Perspective don’t know what all the fuss is about……………………., KFC has been closing restaurants left, right, and centre, all over the province here in Ontario.)
Listen folks, it’s not normally our policy to gross you out………………, but this story needs to be told!


imagesCADQRRP6A family in southwest London, England, was forced to evacuate their home after a cluster of deadly Brazilian wandering spiders began hatching off a banana about to be consumed by a young mother.The bananas came from a neighborhood supermarket. Consi Taylor, 29, said she saw white spots on the banana skin and thought it was mold until she looked closer and saw tiny spiders scampering off the banana and on to her table and carpet.
“I got halfway through the banana when I saw something white on the skin. I thought it was mold but when I had a closer look I saw some funny looking spots,” Taylor told The Sun.
“I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet. I was so scared I started crying,” Taylor said.
Taylor took the bananas back to the store for a refund. But returning the banana did not solve the problem.
Shortly after getting the bananas out of the house, she heard back from a pest control specialist, who recognized that the arachnids were very dangerous — “the most toxic” of all spiders, according to the Guinness World Records.
The spider’s venom can trigger breathing problems, paralysis and even asphyxiation.
Taylor, her husband and their two small kids checked into a hotel and had their home fumigated. They also had to have all their clothes dry-cleaned. The supermarket chain apologized and picked up the bills.
hhjnfgy“I hope I didn’t eat one but I can’t be sure,” Taylor said. “I now have a phobia of buying bananas. We don’t know whether they’ve all gone.”

When I was a little kid, living in Windsor, Ontario, we live right beside a fruit wholesaler warehouse.
One day I found a huge ……………., HUGE, banana spider making a nest in our back yard!
My dad killed it with a whole can of RAID!
I never went in the backyard again!
(Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes! – Indiana Jones)
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Pirates off the Horn of Africa hauled in hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years — and funneled those funds into drugs, prostitution, and other ventures.
131102051045-somali-pirate-patrol-story-topSomali pirates and their peers hijacking vessels in the region made about $400 million in ransom over the past eight years, according to a report published Friday.
Most of the funds came from exchanging captives for ransom, an increasingly sophisticated process mostly controlled from Somalia.
We here at the Perspective Research Department would like to suggest that if these pirates are going to continue spending the money on drugs and hookers, they should not get any more cash until they learn a little responsibility ……, and spend  the loot in a more conservative manner!
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With the failed sale of Blackberry yesterday, the staff at the Naked News department got together and collected $1,266.00 towards the  purchase of a controlling interest in the company!
We figure that if we can get together about ten grand to buy the struggling tech giant, the stock has nowhere to go but UP!
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