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!)

Friday, December 18, 2015

What goes around, comes around!

Dear Readers:

Image result for christmas socksWe have a couple of things that you should know about right off the get-go!

First of all, someone invented a pair of socks that can tell when you've fallen asleep and they turn off the TV on ya! (My wife swears I'm getting a pair of these at Christmas!)

Image result for caught clipartSecond: Karma goes around and comes around as witnessed by news this morning about that the guy who bought a pharma company and raised the price of H.I.V. medicine from about thirteen bucks a pop to over seven hundred dollars,  (Remember?) has been busted to stock fraud in an unrelated manner.

Yup, not only does what goes around, come around, but if you're a complete asshole in this life, there is always something that will come back to bite you in the ass.

Just look at O.J.

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Now here's something that made me fell a lot better this morning: Remember how the tree-huggers kept saying that a vegetarian diet is also a lot better for the environment because of the cost of raising cows and chickens and pigs and such is so expensive as far as water consumption, land use, and transportation is concerned!!!

Well, that ain't necessarily true bunky!

A paper from Carnegie-Mellon University researchers published this week finds that the diets recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which include more fruits and vegetables and less meat, exacts a greater environmental toll than the typical American diet. Shifting to the diets recommended by Dietary Guidelines for American  would increase energy use by 38 percent, water use by ten percent and greenhouse gas emissions by six percent, according to the paper.
Image result for cow clipart“We were very surprised by our results,” said Paul Fischbeck, professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. “It’s not what we set out to do - in fact, we expected the exact opposite.”
The findings, which the researchers described as “perhaps counter-intuitive,” stem from the fact that the “healthy” diet includes larger amounts of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and fish, which have relatively large environmental impacts when compared to some foods in our current diet such as foods with added sugars.
“You can’t just assume that a vegetarian diet will reduce your carbon footprint, which is what people think,”  Fischbeck said.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/18/being-a-vegetarian-might-make-you-feel-environmentally-superior-why-that-may-be-wrong/


I've decided to be good to the environment by having my steaks done rare!

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Here's a headline that sort of speaks for itself:  Nobody Wants To Be On Khloe Kardashian’s Stupid Talk Show! 

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I've got to get going because the Mrs. Herself and I are going to see star Wars and I want to make sure we get a seat.

BUT!

Image result for star wars clipartListen to an idea some guy in Toronto came up with: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to shatter box office records when it hits theaters today, but  until then, some die-hard fans are reliving the moments leading up to the release, with a 17-hour marathon of the entire series. (Viewers only get 10 minutes between episodes to reload on popcorn or go for a quick bathroom break.)  Fans flooded into Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto starting at 4 a.m. this morning and they are expected to make a day and a night of it!

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4:00 P.M.

Well we're back and the movie was really good, but I'm not gonna give away any of the story ......., you'll have to go see it for yourself!