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!)

My wife is right, I am anal retentive...., so now I keep a can of WD-40 next to the toilet! (Sometimes I feel like I'm just a bobble-head on the highway of life!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Flying High Squirrel

Forget about Rocky the Flying squirrel folks, this is my type of squirrel!

 BBC News:

A "drunk" squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage at a private members' club. The secretary of Honeybourne Railway Club said he originally thought someone had broken into the premises, near Evesham in Worcestershire.
The floor was covered in beer and glasses and bottles smashed, Sam Boulter said.
Mr Boulter, 62, said he then saw a squirrel "staggering around" after coming out from behind a box of crisps.

'Turned on the taps'

He added: "There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar's pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey's tap. "He must have flung himself on the handle and drank some as he was staggering around all over the place and moving a bit slowly.
 Squirrel having a rest

"I've never seen a drunk squirrel before. He was sozzled and looked a bit worse for wear, shall we say."
Mr Boulter, who estimated he lost about £300 in the incident, eventually caught the squirrel in a waste paper bin and released it out of the window.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-33541502

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As most of our regular readers know, your humble reporter doesn't have much patience, or sympathy, for the politically correct crowd ........!

BUT!

This is getting a little extreme for normal society, let alone a college or university crowd

TORONTO - An Ontario college says it has launched an investigation after receiving a complaint about homophobic comments one of its professors allegedly posted on social media.
A spokeswoman for St. Lawrence College says the school is looking into comments allegedly made on Facebook.
Kelly Wiley says the online comments were "deeply concerning" to the college and necessitated an immediate investigation.
Screenshots of an alleged post by professor Rick Coupland circulating on social media purport to show him sharing a link to a story about a rainbow flag being raised in St. Petersburg, Fla., accompanied with the comment "It's the queers they should be hanging, not the flag."

(Yup, that's a little over the top, folks!)

 http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontario-college-investigating-homophobic-comment-on-social-media-1.2479632

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It seems the plot thickens for that guy who shot those marines in Tennessee.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in attacks on Tennessee military sites has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attack, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Abdel Qader al-Khatib told The Associated Press that he was barred from seeing his client and that family members were also prevented from visiting the detainee. Al-Khatib identified his client as Asaad Ibrahim Abdulazeez Haj Ali, a maternal uncle of the Chattanooga attacker, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
A Jordanian government official said Tuesday that some of Abdulazeez's relatives in Jordan were being questioned as part of an investigation into his stay in the kingdom. He would not elaborate on the probe.
The official said he was sure the uncle and "other relevant people" are being questioned, but that he did not know whether he was in detention. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case with the media.
Abdulazeez spent several months in Jordan last year under a mutual agreement with his parents to help him get away from drugs, alcohol and a group of friends his relatives considered a bad influence, according to a person close to his family. (That person also spoke on condition of anonymity out of concern it would have business repercussions.)
An FBI spokesman has declined to comment on that information.
(Jordan is one of the most Westernized countries in the Middle East, with alcohol sold openly. However, the kingdom has also seen the spread of Islamic militant ideas in recent years, especially following the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011.)

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/look-chattanooga-shooters-life-reveals-signs-trouble-motive-090749295.html

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Well this is some news that I could have used last year since I spent almost three months in the hospital over the winter with a case of the "flu" that went "bad!"

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor   
A new flu vaccine might be able to ward off all strains of this complex, rapidly mutating disease.
Image result for sick man clipartA new study in mice finds that, by presenting a cocktail of flu proteins to the immune system, researchers can induce immunity to strains that the animal has never encountered. Though scientists still have to test whether the vaccine is safe and effective in humans — clinical trials could begin in about a year — they hope the vaccine could prevent both seasonal flu and future flu pandemics.
"We think this is a very simple, practical, straightforward approach to trying to make a vaccine that might offer broad protection in humans," said study researcher Jeff Taubenberger, a pathologist and infectious-disease specialist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). [7 Devastating Infectious Diseases

 http://www.livescience.com/51617-flu-vaccine-protects-against-all-strains.html

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Have ya ever wondered what would happen when all those "driver-less"cars take to the highways, bunky?

by Elizabeth Palermo, Associate Editor:
Imagine a town with crosswalks but no pedestrians, cars and trucks but no drivers. Welcome to Mcity, a fake "town" built by researchers who are testing out the driverless cars of the future.
Mcity street view.The controlled test environment, which opened today (July 20) at the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor, covers 32 acres (the size of about 24 football fields) and contains all the trappings of a real suburb or small city. There is an entire network of roads lined with sidewalks, streetlights, stop signs and traffic signals. There's even a "downtown" area complete with fake building facades and outdoor dining areas.
The idea behind Mcity is simple: test out new driverless car innovations in a human-free environment before these technologies are unleashed in the real world. [Photos: The Robotic Evolution of Self-Driving Cars]

http://www.livescience.com/51609-driverless-cars-test-city.html

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