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Monday, 20 July 2015

Monday Madness!

Well, well, this is what life has in store for us North American 'baby boomers' in the next few years!

Since the "Mrs. Herself" and I are at the leading edge of the boomers anything that affects us is going to get everybody else eventually!

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer 
As the baby boomers get older, the rates of Alzheimer's disease among the people of this generation will climb considerably, according to a new study.
incontinence insomnia medicines dangerous Between now and 2050, more than 28 million baby boomers in North America will develop Alzheimer's disease, the study found. About 10 million of them will be living with Alzheimer's disease in 2040, which is double the total number of  adults living with Alzheimer's right now.
What's more, the percentage of baby boomers with Alzheimer's will increase, rising from 1.2 percent in 2020 to 50.1 percent in 2050, when all of surviving baby boomers will be at least 85 years old, according to the study that was presented today (July 20) at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C. (The risk of Alzheimer's disease increases with age, to nearly 50 percent among those older than 85, according to the Alzheimer's Association.)


While we are on the subject of getting older:
By Patrick Allan:

Did it seem like this year was shorter than the last? This interactive timeline explains how your brain’s perception of time might be changing more and more as you get older to make it seem like time is passing by faster than it really is.
This timeline from Maximilian Kiener suggests that we perceive time relative to the “absolute” time we compare it to. In other words, the longer you’re alive, the smaller a year becomes in relation to your entire life as a whole. For example, when you’re five, a year is 20% of your entire life. When you’re 50, however, a year is only 2% of your life. The timeline, based on a theory from philosopher Paul Janet, lets you scroll down to pass time and explains the concept in a clever, easy to understand way. So if your time seems to be passing you by faster than it used to, you’re not crazy, you’re just getting older. Relish every good moment you can, because there’s a good chance those moments will start to zoom by.


 It seems they now have an 'underground railway' in the Middle-East, but instead of getting blacks away from slavery, it funnels Muslims out of ISIS territory!

--------------------------- is always good for an interesting story or two:

According to prosecutors, St. Clair’s head wounds would have been fatal “if he hadn’t died from the wedgie first.” From News OK:
When authorities questioned Davis, he said St. Clair asked him to come over for drinks. The men began arguing and Davis told officers that St. Clair “came at him,” and they began exchanging blows.
Davis told investigators that he hit St. Clair’s head, causing him to lose consciousness.
Then, Davis said, he grabbed his stepfather’s underwear and gave him an “atomic wedgie” by pulling the underwear over his stepfather’s head.
“I’d never seen this before, but when we first looked at our victim seeing the waistband of his underwear was around his neck,” Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said.
“This was not mutual combat,” said District Attorney Richard Smothermon at Thursday’s sentencing hearing. “This was not self-defense. It was pure aggression.”


Tiny Brave Chameleon Defends Master From Relentless Bubble Onslaught

Who is this tiny reptilian hero? This real-world Bubble Bobbler? According to owner Nick DeBakey, her name is Laura.

“This was the first time I noticed Laura’s interest in bubbles,” said DeBakey of his teensy saurian savior. “I just had her out and she was crawling over me and then my mom started blowing bubbles because my dog likes to pop them as well.”

Debakey says Laura then began popping the bubbles “almost instinctively.”

A born champion.


EXTRA: Michael Douglas has a big dick ....,  that is, according to Michael Douglas!



Even though I can't stand the guy, my wife says I should take a lesson from "The Donald" because I have about as much tact and finesse as he does! (I'll have her know I resemble that!) 

Donald Trump Can’t Believe People Don’t Like His Straight Talk On Loser POWs!

Just in case you hadn’t heard about Donald Trump’s very special weekend shitshow, he had a terrible horrible no-good very bad Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, where he made the mistake of talking smack about somebody other than Mexicans. In a Q & A with emcee Frank Luntz, Trump went after John McCain on the one thing Republicans do not want anyone questioning: his status as an honest-to-god “Five And A Half Years, Alan” war hero.
He’s not a war hero…He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay?
Mixture of shock and a smattering of applause, which was probably reflexive Trump Applause and maybe a little “McCain’s a RINO” applause. And then Trump kept going:
Because he was captured, okay? Perhaps he’s a war hero. But right now he’s said some very bad things about a lot of people.
Let’s catch Trump’s brilliant performance in the video replay, shall we? We’re pretty sure it’ll be in the 2016 campaign retrospective as the moment when even Republicans remembered that Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is the same guy as That Fucking Bigmouthed Idiot Donald Trump:
Wow, imagine that. Donald Trump said something tasteless and dumb. What a shocker. And Republicans wasted no time making it very clear that they think John McCain is the kindest bravest warmest most wonderful human being they’ve ever known in their lives, even if they never agree with him on anything. As Kaili noted earlier, pollster Charles Franklin tossed together a handy reaction chart showing how all the other GOP candidates responded:
trump reaction chart
It’s kind of fun to parse out some of the more careful shows of support for McCain. Everyone agrees he’s a hero, but not everyone’s quite ready to condemn Trump, because he’s fake-polling well (which means nothing at this stage; as NPR’s Bob Garfield pointed out, he’s mostly got a lot of name recognition going for him, “like Justin Bieber, Al Sharpton, and gonorrhea.”) And who wants to risk angering The Base that loves Trump?
The one person not backing away cautiously from Trump’s comment was, of course, Trump, who took to Facebook to explain that if anyone should apologize, it’s John McCain, for saying that Trump’s anti-immigrant claims had been “firing up the crazies.” Trump was shocked, shocked, that McCain was so mean to so many great Americans who have supported Trump’s brave willingness to lie about the Mexican government’s plot to send all their rapists and murderers to the U.S. (plus some good people, he assumes), and piled on with some further lies about John McCain:
I am not a fan of John McCain because he has done so little for our Veterans and he should know better than anybody what the Veterans need, especially in regards to the VA. He is yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job and helping the Vets.
Yeah, that dummy McCain, ignoring our capital-V Veterans, like how he and Bernie Sanders co-sponsored that reform of the Veterans Administration last year. Oh, sure, he worked to fix a broken agency, but did he yell about Mexico enough? That’s what Americans want.
Trump is also appalled that he is being so universally condemned, just for calling POWs losers, when no one ever defends him against equally unfair attacks:
“People are constantly attacking my hair,” he said. “I don’t see you coming to my defense. My hair is just fine. But if I say something about somebody else …”
Still, now we know what angers Republicans — you can vilify Messicans for weeks and that will get you to the top of the (meaningless early) polls, but don’t you dare criticize a war hero. At least not a Republican war hero. You can make fun of Democratic war heroes all you want, as virtually the entire GOP did in 2004, when John Kerry’s three Purple Hearts and Bronze Star and Silver Star medals were determined to be fake by people who got deferments. Remember the hilarious remark that Bob Dole made about Kerry? “With three Purple Hearts, he never bled that I know of. And they’re all superficial wounds.” Hahaha, what a faker, that Kerry! And then there were the witty people at the 2004 Republican National Convention who wore Band-Aids with little purple hearts on them, because really, that is such a suck fake medal that nobody gives a shit about (if a Democrat receives one):
She's still pleased with herself, we bet
John “Chickenshit with Only Five Medals” Kerry immediately denounced Trump’s comments about McCain, saying in a statement:
I have known John McCain for more than 30 years. We’ve had our share of disagreements and still do today. But one thing I know is beyond debate is that John McCain is a hero, a man of grit and guts and character personified.
Without mentioning Trump by name, Kerry added, “If anyone doesn’t know that John McCain is a war hero, it only proves they know nothing about war and even less about heroism.” This seems pretty unfair to Donald Trump, who also fought extra hard during the Vietnam War — to keep from going to Vietnam. As the New York Times reports, in addition to a bunch of college deferments, Trump also got a medical deferment “because of a bone spur in his foot. Mr. Trump could not recall which foot was afflicted.” Might be the one lodged in his mouth.
Anyway, now that Trump has made it clear that real heroes don’t get captured, we’d like to suggest he make his next TV appearance wearing a variation on those funny Band Aids from 2004. We bet his supporters would really get a kick out of this:
Like being a POW is anywhere near as big a deal as being on reality TV
Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, Trump also said this weekend that he wouldn’t rule out a third-party run. In the extremely unlikely event that he’s not declared the Republican nominee before the primaries, that is.
[Bloomberg / NPR / Donald Trump on Facebook / NYT / / The Guardian]