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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Today is visual arts day!

Due to gross mis-management of World affairs, the leaders of the G-8 countries have been forcibly retired and put into a nature preserve where they can't do us any more harm!G8 Leaders, S. Abe - A. Merkel - S. Harper - V. Putin - N. Sarkozy - T. Blair - G. Bush - R. Prodi

"LAND HO!" Here's something you don't see too often. A tornado just starting to form! You say you don't know squat about Japanese toilets? Live and learn... the humble squat toilet, little changed from its pre-20th century origins, can still be found in some Japanese homes. Why? Because it works, and works well! The typical Japanese squat toilet looks somewhat like a urinal that fell off the wall, or a porcelain baby carriage half-buried in the floor. Westerners confronted by a squat toilet for the first time may experience an anxiety attack.. where do I sit?? Umm, you don't, you squat. Remember to face the hooded end, where the flush mechanism is, and you're halfway to success.
This is a perfect example of a small meteor smacking into the ocean in the not too distant past!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 at www.God-101.com

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Still More Confusion!

Post No Bills!
I wish she was too!

Bill, Bill, Bill.

Thanks for your support!

How about: "A tree, outstanding in its field!"

Ya fat bastard!

Mom's don't lie!

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Saturday Morning Confusion!

This should confuse you some. Especially is you have a Saturday morning hangover!

Jack Sparrow's look-alike

Nick Richmond, resembles Sir Sean Connery. Politicians and actors are also well represented by look-alikes. A leading actor is impersonated by the UK's Nick Richmond, who bears a resemblance to Sir Sean Connery.

Austin Powers's look-alike

Paris Hilton's look-alike

Ozzy's look-alike

Clifton James, a double for General Montgomery. In 1944, shortly before D-Day, M.E. Clifton James, who bore a close resemblance to Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, was sent to Gibraltar and North Africa, in order to deceive the Germans about the location of the upcoming invasion. This story was the subject of a book and film, I Was Monty's Double.
Liza Minelli's look-alike

Angelina Jolie's look-alike

Steve Sires, resembling Bill Gates of Microsoft. Another well-known look-alike is Steve Sires, who resembles Bill Gates of Microsoft. Sires came to attention when he attempted to trademark "Microsortof," and subsequently acted in some Microsoft company commercials. He has, however, become notorious for taking part in Nothing So Strange, in which Sires' character makes a speech, looks up and is assassinated.

Tom Cruise's look-alike

Bill Clinton's look-alike

George Bush's look-alike

Beyonce's look-alike

Arnold Schwarzenegger's look-alike

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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Whole World is NUTS! Or: "I'll have a beer instead!"

I thought I had seen it all, but little did I know that; "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"

I went into a local donut shop (Tim Horton's) this afternoon and found out that a bottle of apple juice is cheaper than a bottled water!

O.K. - The apple juice was a bit smaller than the water, but Jesus Christ, GIVE ME A BREAK! (What the hell is going on?)

Now here is the real kicker, boys and girls. The water they use is tap water that is run through a filter an extra time!

PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry.

According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. watchdog group, the world's No. 2 beverage company will include the words "Public Water Source" on Aquafina labels.

"Concerns about the bottled-water industry, and increasing corporate control of water, are growing across the country," said Gigi Kellett, director of the "Think Outside the Bottle" campaign, which aims to encourage people to drink tap water.

San Francisco's mayor banned city employees from using city funds to buy bottled water when tap water is available. Ann Arbor, Michigan passed a resolution banning commercially bottled water at city events and Salt Lake City, Utah asked department heads to eliminate bottled water.

Critics charge the bottled water industry adds plastic to landfills, uses too much energy by producing and shipping bottles across the world and undermines confidence in the safety and cleanliness of public water supplies, all while much of the world's population is without access to clean water.

But industry observers said such opposition is unlikely to drain U.S. sales of bottled water, which reached 2.6 billion cases in 2006, according to Beverage Digest. The industry newsletter estimated that U.S. consumers spent about $15 billion on bottled water last year.

"Consumers have an affection for bottled water. It's not an issue of taste or health, it's about convenience," the newsletter's publisher, John Sicher, said. "Try walking up (New York City's) Third Avenue on a hot day and getting a glass of tap water."

Dave Kolpak, a portfolio manager at Victory Capital Management, said the environmental objections will have little impact on the bottom line for either Pepsi or Coke, though he admitted it could slow the market's growth rate.

Your "I'll have a beer please" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 at www.God-101.com

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The New Ten Commandments!

Gerry Nicholls is a Toronto based writer who has hit the nail on the head as far as all this "political correctness" bullshit goes.

I got real tired of being politically correct years ago and as a result, (as if you hadn't guessed) I often go out of my way to shock and dismay members of the officially sanctioned far left world view and the self proclaimed intelligentsia.

You know, University Professors, socialists, most 19 year old's, etc. etc.

Gerry came up with the "Ten Left Commandments" and they bear repeating here!

Now I realize that this is a list that is pertinant to Canadian values but I think it could be applied just about anywhere, so with apologies to Charlton Heston, here they are:

1. Thou shalt have compassion for the poor, downtrodden and elderly, except no compassion shalt be spared for the poor, downtrodden and elderly who are sick and suffering on hospital waiting lists, as this would endanger our most sacred of cows: socialized health care.

2. Thou shalt love peace and promote universal brotherhood, except it's OK for big union bosses to smite or otherwise intimidate workers who wish to cross a picket line.

3. Thou shalt support the notion that no one is above the law, except in the case of Mohawk "warriors" who have every right to defy our laws and and do as they please. After all, they have guns!

4. Thou shalt support official bilingualism, except in Quebec where thou shalt support the government's right to criminalize the English language.

5. Thou shalt oppose corporations that seek to increase profits, but thou shalt support governments which seek to increase taxes.

6. Thou shalt oppose and denigrate anything associated with the United States and scorn all Americans, the exception being Al Gore and Michael Moore, whom ye shall worship and follow without question.

7. Thou shalt defend human rights, except for the human rights of gun owners, smokers, pit bull owners or any other unpopular or politically incorrect minority group.

8. Thou shalt not whip up public hysteria about terrorism, but thou shalt whip up public hysteria about global warming.

9. Thou shalt solve all the problems of the world, from climate change, to Third World poverty, to Bono's need for publicity, with over-hyped rock concerts.

10. Thou shalt extol religious tolerance, except when it comes to Christianity which thou shalt mock, ridicule and otherwise malign at every opportunity.

With the Tenth Commandment in mind we have banned prayer in public schools and universities (That's CHRISTIAN prayer, Bunky) but some schools are granting Muslim requests for prayer times, prayer rooms and ritual foot baths, prompting a debate on whether Islam is being given preferential treatment over other religions.

The University of Michigan at Dearborn is planning to build foot baths for Muslim students who wash their feet before prayer. An elementary school in San Diego created an extra recess period for Muslim pupils to pray.

At George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Muslim students using a “meditation space” laid out Muslim prayer rugs and separated men and women in accordance with their Islamic beliefs.

Critics see a double standard and an organized attempt to push public conformance with Islamic law.

“What (school officials) are doing … is to give Muslim students religious benefits that they do not give any other religion right now,” says Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel at the Thomas More Law Center, an advocacy group for Christians.

“The whole issue is to provide for a religious foundation for those who are observant while respecting separation of church and state,” says Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, based in Los Angeles. Many schools accommodate the Christian and Jewish sabbaths and allow Jewish students to not take tests on religious holidays, he says.

Barry Lynn, of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, says however that the law is murky on these expressions of faith. And the American Civil Liberties Union says overt religious symbols like crucifixes are not legal, but whether Muslim foot baths and prayer rugs fall into that category is not clear.

“That’s a difficult one, and it’s right on the edge,” says Jeremy Gunn, director of the ACLU program on freedom of religion and belief in Washington, D.C.

At the forefront of the movement is the Muslim Students’ Association, which has formed a Muslim Accommodations Task Force to push for foot baths and prayer rooms.

At least 17 universities have foot baths built or under construction, including Boston University, George Washington University and Temple University, and at least nine universities have prayer rooms for “Muslim students only,” including Stanford, Emory and the University of Virginia, according to the MSA’s website.

Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim and chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, which promotes separation of mosque and state, says he is concerned about the accommodations.

“Unusual accommodations for one faith at the cost of everybody else doesn’t fall on the side of pluralism,” he said.
At George Mason University, non-Muslim students were asked to observe Muslim rules in the prayer area, such as keeping men on one side and women on the other and removing their shoes, according to Broadside, the school newspaper. Alissa Karton, assistant to the vice president for student life, said the article prompted the school to order students to roll up prayer rugs when not in use and move the dividers.

The University of Michigan agreed to install foot baths after talks with the MSA, said Terry Gallagher, director of public relations at the campus. Some Muslims ritually wash their feet before praying five times a day.

Daniel Pipes, founder of the Middle East Forum, a conservative think tank, sees the requests as part of a movement to force the public to acquiesce to Islamic law.

“The goal of Islamists is the application of Islamic law,” Pipes says.

In the San Diego case, a substitute teacher at Carver Elementary School alleged that teachers were indoctrinating students into Islam.

The San Diego Unified School District determined that a teacher’s aide was wrong to lead Muslim students in prayer. Carver still has a special recess to allow 100 Muslim students to pray.

The ACLU, which has often sued schools for permitting prayer, says it is waiting to see what kind of policy the school settles on before deciding whether to sue. It says promoting prayers is unconstitutional.

“If you start carving out time in the school day that you would not do but for the need to let students pray, then it begins to look like what you’re trying to do is to assist religion,” says David Blair-Loy, legal director for the ACLU in San Diego.

Thompson says such conflicts are bound to proliferate. He and other Christians, he says, are preparing to ask for equal consideration such as a Christian prayer recess.
“What you’re going to see out there is more of these kinds of cases as the Muslim community tests how far it can go in the public school system,” he says. “If this can happen for Muslims, it can happen for Christians and other religions.”

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God-101 at www.God-101.com

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cloning Gone Bad!

Allan's mad scientist, practical joker, half-brother, has bred a few crazy animals.
Find a suitable name for these new species and put them in the comments section.

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