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!)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ya get what ya deserve, and that's Donald Trump!

I hate to say it folks, but Americans are getting exactly what they deserve in the form of Donald Trump!

Yup, according to the latest poll, "The Donald" is sitting on top of the heap of 16 candidates for the nomination for President by the Republican Party.

How's THAT for Karma? (The Ugly American?)

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Speaking of polls: A survey of North Americans reveals that 44% of us have smoked weed at one time or another.

I didn't like it back in my younger days and I don't like it now ....., it gives me anxiety attacks! (So don't tell me there is nothing wrong with weed.)

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Here's a headline that shows just how broken the American political system really is:

"Should There Be a Criminal Investigation Into Hillary Clinton's Email?"

Folks, it's just another case of beating that dead horse "Benghazi" and it has nothing to do with criminality, but rather just plain old dirty politics!

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Well if nothing else, at least Obama has a sense of humour!

Image result for laughing clipartObama, dogged for years by conspiracy theorists who claim he was born in Kenya just like his father, seized the opportunity to fire back during a toast at a Saturday state dinner in Nairobi.
"I suspect that some of my critics back home are suggesting that I'm back here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said to laughter and applause. "That is not the case."

Obama did not mention perhaps the most well-known "birther" critic: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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 AND FINALLY:

The following article is about moving to a big city like Toronto, but may we suggest that a move to London, Ontario makes much more sense. ( Moving to London now is like living in T.O. thirty or forty years ago when things were still civilized and affordable! Matter of fact, a lot of high tech companies are moving to London as well as some older people who are selling their house in Toronto, buying a even nicer house in London ...., and still have enough extra to retire with!)

 By , NerdWallet


Image result for london, ontarioThe idea of moving to a new city, one that’s totally unfamiliar, can be both exhilarating and unnerving. Whether you’re moving for a job or for personal reasons (including just for an adventure), you have the chance to start fresh somewhere new.

But is a particular city really the right place or you? It’s helpful to list all the reasons why you should consider moving to a given city, as well as those that suggest you shouldn’t. Here are a few categories to get you started as you ponder starting a new chapter in your life.

The overall environment

Image result for london, ontarioCheck out the city before moving. Explore the different neighborhoods and see what area best fits you and your lifestyle. There are countless blogs and websites dedicated to city neighborhoods, restaurants and nightlife, so do your research.

Transportation

Image result for london, ontarioHow do you plan to get around? Car? Bus? Bike? Walk? If possible, take into consideration the distance between where you’ll work and where you’ll live. Know the public-transportation options, and see how bike-friendly or pedestrian-friendly the city is. If you have a car, ask yourself whether you’ll have a place to park it.




Cost of living
Image result for london, ontarioIf you’re moving to a city like New York or Toronto, you’ll probably find that nearly everything will be a lot more expensive.  You can compare the cost of living in your hometown and the city you’re considering moving to by using an online cost of living calculator. If you want to get a better handle on your budget, consider taking the Mosaic Financial Fitness Challenge to get yourself financially fit to be able to make a move.

Moving costs

Image result for london, ontarioAlso consider how much it will cost you to physically relocate — renting a truck or hiring movers, gas, hotels, cleaning supplies, a security deposit on your new place, and the overall cost of home goods in your new city. If you’ll be buying a home, check out the real estate market.

Meeting people

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Are you a Harry Homebody or a social butterfly? Meeting people in a new city is hard for many of us. Look for ways to get involved within the community, such as through nonprofits and volunteer groups or professional organizations. All of these are great ways to meet people with interests similar to yours. Personally speaking, when I relocated to San Francisco, I made it a point to say yes to (almost) everything, try new things and join organizations where I knew I could meet people.

While getting approval and support from family and friends regarding your move is important, it is ultimately your decision and your life we’re talking about here, so go with your gut. If there are too many red flags and you have a big sense of unease, then it may not be right for you. But if you’re constantly thinking about it, and feeling exhilarated and nervous-excited, then that may mean this is the right move for you.

 http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0726/Is-a-new-city-right-for-you