Saturday, November 25, 2006

The shape of things to come, boys and girls!

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You can bank on us!

One of the reasons I started this blog was to give me a chance to rant about stuff like the following. Paul Reviczky is an 89 year old man who lived in his small house on Sheppard Ave. W. in Toronto.Paul was content to live out his last few days in peace and quiet in the house he had called home for the past 50 years but then someone got a hold of some info on Paul, went to a bank, and put a mortgage on his house without his knowledge.

One thing led to another and now the bank has foreclosed on his house and he is out in the street! It is totally beyond me how something like this could have happened.

First of all the bank should have done a better check on the person applying for the mortgage and if not, I would think that THEY were on the hook for giving money to someone through fraud.

Instead, since the banks have a lot more power than some small guy on the street, they went after Paul and decided he was responsible even though he had absolutely nothing to do with anything!

It's almost like a comedy of errors except that I can assure you that Paul is not laughing. How this twisted bit of logic came about that Mr. Reviczky was responsible in any way is mind boggling.

This seems to be a perfect example of "might makes right," since the Banks have enough pull to go after anyone, for almost any reason, no matter how flimsy or twisted their logic seems to be.

A further example of this is when I had a cheque bounce a few months ago because I was about two dollars short.

NOW, the reason I was short was becaus the bank took out five dollars in service charges for something or other on the same day and decided that it was the cheque that had to be returned, not their charges.

Oh yea, and then they charged me thirty five dollars for the bounced cheque so I was about forty bucks in the hole anyway.

I have since changed banks but I don't think they really give a shit. P.T. Barnum once said: "There's a sucker born every minute!"

Your pissed scribe;
Allan W Janssen

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Friday, November 24, 2006

One foot in the door!

You know someone with a name like Ezekiel Rubottom is a person to watch. Described as a "21-year-old artist, occasional hip-hop emcee, and recovering methamphetamine addict, Mr. Rubottom was also born with a club foot.

This summer, upon advice from his doctor, he had the foot amputated, but instead of letting the hospital dispose of the body part, he took it home and stuck it (along with a can of beer and a porcelain horse!) in a bucket of formaldehyde on his front porch.

When a neighborhood kid told one of his parents about seeing the foot, they called the police, who in turn confiscated the foot pending an investigation.

As it turns out, it's perfectly legal to keep your own body parts, so the foot was returned to Mr. Rubottom, who's already planning on giving a couple of toes to close friends.

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Pick your poison!

It might surprise you to know the number of hate groups that are flourishing in the good old U. S. of A. Matter of fact the only States with no groups in them are Vermont, North Dakota, Maine, Rhode Island, Hawaii and New Mexico. All the rest have at least a few and as many as 25 for Michigan and 52 for California. They range from the Klan to Black Seperatists to Neo-Confederate to Christian Activists to Neo-Nazi to Skinheads and good old "other."

I feel so fortunate living here in London, Ontario. I think the only hate group we have here is people who hate Mondays!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 (what the church doesn't want you to know!) at; www.God-101.com
And the petition to have people mind their own business instead of yours at; http://www.petitiononline.com/moses/petition.html

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Women thought they had it rough!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Borat in space.

The Expedition 13 crew have returned from the International Space Station to Earth --specifically, the dry steppes of Kazakhstan, where they landed Thursday night local time in a Soyuz TMA 8 spacecraft.

In the NASA image above, from left: Flight Engineer Anousheh Ansari, Commander Pavel Vinogradov and space tourist Borat who accompanied Expedition 13 crew members.

Just a few minutes before this photo was taken, they were extracted from their Soyuz capsule after landing on the Russian steppes.

Expedition 13 was up there for six months, and a NASA report says their tasks included ..."the arrival of two space shuttle missions, resumption of construction of the orbiting laboratory and the restoration of a three-member crew."

They'll now spend a few weeks in Star City, near Moscow, for debriefing, medical exams and rumba lessons.

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One a day vitamins!!!!

I have no idea what's going on with these pills, all I know is that there are one hell of a lot of people taking them! I would even bet they are doing a lot more than one-a-day!

Of course, it does explain a lot about the state this world is in!

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Monday, November 20, 2006

My home town

Even though I haven't lived there in over 25 years I still consider Toronto my home town. Here's some different shots of the CN Tower.

Moscow has a tower too. Same thing on a foggy day!

Seattle is not too shabby either!

The only drawback to night scenes is that you can't see Mt. Baker in the background!

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Tattoo You

We are all going to Hell in a handbasket. The GR8 TaT2 Maker is a
toy tattoo gun for your little budding skin-artist: "Open up your very own pretend play tattoo parlor. This easy-to-use tattoo maker kit includes an electronic tattoo pen and funky stencils. Using soft, safe pulsating action, the tattoo pen creates realistic, washable designs with dramatic effects."

For added realism, decorate juniors room to look like a jail cell!

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Saddam Shmaddam, kill the bastard.

A New York based human rights group and bunch of bleeding heart pacifists called "Human Rights Watch" have come to the defense of Saddam Hussein of all people. The Iraqi court that sentenced Hussein to death this month was flawed and its verdict was unsound, the said on Sunday.

"Serious administrative, procedural and substantive legal defects" prevented the deposed Iraqi dictator from getting a fair trial on charges of crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch says in a 91-page report.

The report describes the court as "an institution struggling with all aspects of conducting these legally and factually complicated trials, beset by external problems: misunderstanding and hostility in public opinion and from political leaders' grave and increasing security threats to all participants."

Three defence lawyers were murdered during the trial, and the first chief judge resigned.

"Under such circumstances," the report concludes, "the soundness of the verdict is questionable. In addition, the imposition of the death penalty — an inherently cruel and inhumane punishment — in the wake of unfair trial is indefensible."

I bet a million bucks they wouldn't feel that way if they had lived in Iraq when Hussein was still the Dictator, especially if they were Kurds, or Shia Muslim.

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 (what the church doesn't want you to know!) at; www.God-101.com
And the petition to have people mind their own business instead of yours at; http://www.petitiononline.com/moses/petition.html

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