Saturday, October 13, 2007

Malaysian stowaway!

MOSCOW - An American astronaut climbed aboard the International Space Station on Friday for a stint as its first female commander after a two-day trip from Earth and a textbook docking.

Peggy Whitson, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and a Malaysian stowaway scooted through hatches linking the station with the Soyuz TMA-11 craft they rode into orbit from Russia's launch facility in Kazakhstan.

No word yet on the stowawy except there is talk that they might push him out the hatch.

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Asshole of the Week!

Looks like Al Gore WON'T run for President!
(We need him!)

Sorry Al, this is sort of a left-handed compliment!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com


Saturday Morning Confusion #49

Here it is Saturday morning and Friday night is thankfully behind us. Oh yeh, we had a great time last night didn't we bunky? All sorts of fun and frivolity (there's a word ya don't hear too often!)BUT, for the unfortunate few, like my next door neighbor Charlie, Friday night hasn't completely gone away!!!

1. Nope, no more booze for me!
2. Taco Bell? No thanks, I'm not hungry.
3. Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4. Oh, I couldn't! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
5. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination.
6. I'm not interested in fighting you.
7. Thanks, but I don't want to have sex.
8. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.
9. Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee in this parking lot.
10. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?

Charlie ain't going to work today, he will be taking it easy!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Friday, October 12, 2007

U.S. wants Canadian airlines to give up passenger info!

The hubris (arrogance) of the United States of America is swelling to amazing and disturbing proportions.

Canadian airlines flying through U.S. airspace will have to hand over the personal data of everyone aboard the plane if a U.S.-proposed program comes into effect — even if the destination is not in the States.

But the Secure Flight program, the brainchild of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has already met swift opposition from the organization that represents all Canadian airlines.

In a report published in Thursday's Globe and Mail, the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) said it was taken aback by the call to require Canadian airlines to hand over passenger lists 72 hours before departing for destinations that travel in the path of U.S. airspace.

The requirement to hand over the passenger information would stick regardless of whether the plane takes off or lands at a U.S. airport, meaning the changes would affect Canadian flights to such holiday hot spots as Mexico and Cuba.

However, in-country flights that only briefly cross U.S. airspace (such as Vancouver to Toronto) are excluded. (Damn nice of them, eh!)

Let's say … that they don't like Farley Mowatt and he was flying over the States on his way to a holiday in Acapulco. (Farley is a Canadian writer and general curmudgeon who didn't like US fighter aircraft flying low over his East coast cottage and used to go into the back yard and shoot "bird shot" at them to make a point.) They could either refuse to let the plane fly or send those same fighters up to force the jet down and arrest our misguided hero! Remember, this is the same country that now wants to build a wall along the Canada / U.S. border!

In a statement Thursday, Transport Canada spokeswoman Julia Ukrintz said the proposed U.S. legislation was "currently going through discussion phase" with Canadian officials. (Canada already has its own no-fly list in place — a list that was developed after close consultation with the U.S. government.)

"The Canadian and U.S. governments have been co-operating quite extensively on the development of secure civil aviation. Why would you encourage the Canadian government to develop its own no-fly list if you're now saying, 'Thank you very much, it's no value for us'?"

Under the proposal, Canadian airlines would reportedly have to disclose each passenger's: Full name, as the name appears on his or her passport. Date of birth. Gender. So-called "known traveller number." (If applicable, The number identifies the traveller as someone who the U.S. government has already screened and ruled is not a security threat.)

Although it would not be required, Canadian carriers would also be encouraged to transmit further details about passengers, including their itineraries, with a listing of their departure airport codes, airlines, departure/arrival times and arrival airport codes.
Let's face it, boys and girls, the U.S. "war on terror" is nothing more than a ploy by the present administration to foster fear amongst the population and thereby gain support for their foreign and domestic policies.

They have not only manipulated the average Joe/Josephine in the States to accept any act they want with no concern for Constitutional or Civil rights, but are also running amok in the rest of the world with a perverted sense of grandeur and righteousness that is truly without bounds.

Watch out!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

P.S. Why is it that the term "homeland security" is starting to conjure images of the book "1984" and the term "Big Brother!"

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Celebrity Kids!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Set in Stone!

I have spent a bit of time on "Stumble" over the past week and if your not familiar with it, Stumble is a site that randomly takes you to pages on the Internet.

Anything and everything can pop up and this is part of the appeal.

I have serendipitously gone on many "Creationist" as well as "Evolution" sites and after a while it started to occur to me that people who were that far into their beliefs, or stand on the matter, had made up their minds about it a long time ago.

It seems that once a person hits their mid to late teens they have made up their mind about religion and evolution and creation and masturbation and procreation and no amount of manipulation or arguing or logic is going to change many minds at this point in the game. In other words, you usually can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Unless you start teaching someone critical thinking in their formative years, all is lost. Their soul might be saved but their brain is fucked!

Because of this I am going to stay away from these religious debates as much as possible because the only ones I am going to be able to preach to is the "converted" on which ever side of the issue I address.

These people have their minds made up and if religion has taken too strong a hold on them then no amount of persuation will budge them. It's like flogging a dead horse, it doesn't get you anywhere!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Ten Commandments no match for Big Mac!

I got this today from Mr. Pissed and thought I would pass it on! http://www.misterpissed.blogspot.com/

Allan, put this in your "no shit" category.....

Ten Commandments no match for Big Mac. New survey shows more can recall burger ingredients than 'Thou shalt not kill'

A new survey shows more Americans can name the seven ingredients in a McDonald's Big Mac hamburger than the Ten Commandments.

The survey of 1,000 Americans, by Kelton Research, showed 80 percent could name the hamburger's primary ingredient – two all-beef patties – but less than 60 percent recalled the commandment "Thou shalt not kill," the Catholic News Service, or CNS, reported.

Kelton was commissioned to do the research to help promote the new animated movie "The Ten Commandments," opening Oct. 19.

The survey also found just 45 percent could recall the commandment "Honor your father and mother" while 76 percent remembered the Big Mac ingredient lettuce, 75 percent sesame-seed bun, 66 percent special sauce, 62 percent pickles and 60 percent cheese

Even Americans who say they go to church once a week had difficulty naming all of the commandments, CNS reported.

Among church-goers, 70 percent recalled "Thou shalt not kill," listed as "You shall not kill" in the survey, and 69 percent remembered "You shall not steal."

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Here and there stuff.

Ya got yer Protestants and yer Catholics. Throw in some Mormons, Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Unitarians, Universalists, Branch Davidians, and those flying saucer guys.

We also got them thar Muslims. Let's see...... Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Mufi, ali, jali and moe!

Then there's the Atheists and Agnostics, the Naturalists, Wickas, Native religions, Satanists and buga-boo's!

I know I left a lot of groups out and I apologize since I am short of time this morning, but of the groups I didn't touch there are the Eastern religions which gets us into a whole different kettle of fish.

Got this letter today and you know what I keep saying: "We give equal time to all!"

recipient: allanjanssen@rogers.com
email: santthoshkumaar@yahoo.com
full_name: santthosh kumaar
"God is dependent on man for his existence."
Man and his experience of the world is dependent on mind for his existence. Mind is dependent on the SPIRIT OR ATAMAN for its existence.Therefore the ultimate reality is god and man and his experience of world are non-existent when man discovers and realizes the fact whatever is seen and known as a man is in turn is the spirit. Therefore it is necessary to know the self to know tat man and his idea of god and religion and the world are mere illusion on the standpoint of the self which is the spirit.
Now for a quick change of pace, The world isn't just getting hotter from human-caused global warming. It's getting stickier.

It really is the humidity.

The amount of moisture in the air near the surface — the stuff that makes hot weather unbearable — increased 2.2 per cent in just under three decades, and computer models show that the only explanation is human-caused global warming, according to a study published in Thursday's journal Nature.

"This humidity change is an important contribution to heat stress in humans as a result of global warming," said Nathan Gillett of the University of East Anglia in England, a co-author of the study.
Gillett studied changes in specific humidity, which is a measurement of total moisture in the air, between 1973-2002.

Increases in humidity can be dangerous to people because it makes the body less efficient at cooling itself, said University of Miami health and climate researcher Laurence Kalkstein, who was not connected with the research.

Humidity increased over most of the globe, including the eastern United States, said study co-author Katharine Willett, a climate researcher at Yale University. However, a few regions, including the U.S. West, South Africa and parts of Australia were drier. The finding isn't surprising to climate scientists. Physics dictates that warmer air can hold more moisture.

But Gillett's study shows that the increase in humidity already is significant and can be attributed to gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Climate scientists have now seen the man-made fingerprint of global warming on 10 different aspects of Earth's environment: surface temperatures, humidity, water vapour over the oceans, barometric pressure, total precipitation, wildfires, change in species of plants and animals, water run-off, temperatures in the upper atmosphere and heat content in the world's oceans.

"This story now fits together; there are now no loose ends," said Ben Santer, a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and author of a September study on moisture above the oceans. "The message is pretty compelling that natural causes alone just can't cut it."
It will only feel worse in the future, Gillett said.

Moisture in the air increases by about six per cent with every degree Celsius, he said. Using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's projections for temperature increases, that would mean a 12 to 24 per cent increase in humidity by the year 2100.

"Although it might not be a lethal kind of thing, it's going to increase human discomfort," Yale's Willett said.
And finally, looks like Canada is going ahead with plans to do away with the penny.

The lowly one cent piece will eventually be discontinued and all change will be rounded out to the nearest nickle.

And that's my two cents worth for today!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fox admits to North American integration plan!

Usually it's Fox News that goes for the sensational but this time it's former Mexican President Vicente Fox who is trying to grab the headlines.

Speaking on the Larry King show, Fox confirmed every assertion made by Jerome Corsi in his new book, "The Late Great U.S.A: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada"

Not only did Fox admit that he and George W. Bush have "agreed" to create a common currency, the Amero, he contended that a North American Union is "inevitable."

That’s something that Jerry Corsi takes issue with while applauding Fox’s openness on national television.

"At last we have public confirmation of the pernicious secret activity that’s been going on towards merging Mexico, Canada and the United States" declares Corsi, whose book became a bestseller shortly after publication. "Personally, I’d like to thank Vincente Fox. His candor about this merger is what’s going to stop it dead in its tracks"

Corsi continues, "Fox’s appearance with Larry King and, of all places, on The Daily Show constitutes the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. has openly confirmed a plan to create a regional currency called the Amero -- a plan I document in detail in ’The Late Great U.S.A.’"
Fox went on to explain how current regional trade agreements between the United States and Mexico are intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of North American integration.

Larry King, near the end of the broadcast, asked Fox a question e-mailed from a listener: "I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency"

Fox answered in the affirmative, admitting he and George W. Bush had "agreed" to pursue the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas – a free-trade zone extending throughout the Western Hemisphere – and that part of the plan was to institute a regional currency from Canada to the tip of South America!

He also stated that full political integration of Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America was inevitable. Not necessarily imminent, but certainly inevitable!

Sorry Quebec, but it looks like one day here in Canada Spanish will be our second language, not French.

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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To hell in a handbasket, I say!

Is it just me or is the whole world getting nuttier and nuttier. Maybe I am just noticing it more as I get older.

Here is a list of strange stuff I ran across in just the last few days.

1. A teenager suspected of drunk driving plows into an impaired driving checkpoint in Toronto and wipes out 4 or 5 cop cars. Thank God no one was hurt!

2. Officials at Nepal's state-run airline, which has experienced technical difficulties recently, sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Sky God!
(Remind me never to fly Nepal Airlines again!)

3. Venezuelan officials withdraw a proposal to bar parents from giving their children odd names like Edigaith, Mileidy or Superman!

4. Britney Spears, on top of bombing at the MTV awards, getting dinged for DUI and loosing her kids now has been charged with hit and run for an accident last month!

5. The leader of Al Qaeda n Iraq has offered $100,000 dollars in reward money for anyone who kills a Swedish cartoonist who they say insulted Islam. On top of proving that these fundamentalist have absolutely NO sense of humor, they also seem to have a deep dislike of cartoonists!

6. Amsterdam is spending $21 million dollars upgrading it's red-light district.

7. A Swedish Lutheran church pastor informed a couple due to be married that the bride's father is not allowed to walk her down the aisle because it promotes inequality of the sexes.

8. Alberta, Canada celebrates its first "hunting day" in an effort to get more people out of the house and into the woods to kill things!

9. It was "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" and all day long I had to listen to a bunch of assholes going "ARRRRRR Matey!"

10. Ethiopian authorities plan to kill tens of thousands of dogs before next week's Coptic Millennium celebration. By the way, next week Ethiopian restaurants are having a special on "Dog Soup!"

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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The President Is A Pussy!

Remember those rumors about J. Edgar Hoover dressing in drag?

After much research and incredible cost the crack "Perspective" news team has obtained these pictures of Presidents, past and present who seem to have the same leanings.

We don't know what it is about the pursuit and attainment of power that causes men to ultimately behave this way but feel it is our duty to bring this to the American public's awareness!

Over the last few hours we have received a few threatening phone calls from some very "official" sounding types so I must warn you that if this blog is suddenly taken off the Internet or I happen to disappear................ you know what happened!!

(I hate to say this but the son-of-a-bitch looks kinda cute!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at http://www.god-101.com/ and the blog "Perspective" at http://god-101.blogspot.com/

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Blackwater up shit creek!

I should have saved this piece for Saturday Morning Confusion because I'm confused as hell.

Th U.S. has got itself a nice little war going on in Iraq and how or why they got there is incidental to the point I would like to make.

You got a war? You send in the army! Right?

Then what is this crap with private security forces?

First and most important is that an army would be a legal extension of a country's foreign policy and would be held accountable for their actions.

Any gang of hired mercenaries they send in have none of these restraints on them and they would have carte-blanche to do whatever they wanted.

Guess what!!!

That is exactly what is happening and not only the Iraqi's but the rest of the world community are not amused. Murder and general mayhem are the "special of the day" in Iraq now that Blackwater has been let loose on the population.

The methods of private security contractors in Iraq faced intensified scrutiny on Tuesday, as local police and government officials accused guards in a vehicle convoy of opening fire on a car and killing two Iraqi Christian women, then speeding away from the scene.

Tuesday's shooting occurred at a Baghdad intersection when the women's car approached the stopped convoy, said policeman Riyadh Majid, who witnessed the incident from a nearby checkpoint.

Majid told the Associated Press that the convoy guards threw a smoke bomb, apparently to warn the car against proceeding. The woman driving the car tried to stop, but was killed along with the passenger when two guards in the convoy opened fire, he said.

He said the convoy then raced away and Iraqi police came to collect the bodies and tow the blood-splattered car to the local police station.

Khalaf said initial findings showed the guards fired 19 bullets.

"These are innocent people killed by people who have no heart or consciousness. The Iraqi people have no value to them," said a man who was part of a group of relatives gathered with a Christian priest at the local police station.
The incident comes a day after the Iraqi government accused the U.S. security firm Blackwater of deliberately firing on civilians in a crowded Baghdad square last month, allegedly killing as many as 17 people. The firm insists its contractors were acting in self-defence.

My second point is that the United States has an army, a navy, an air force, the marines, the coast guard, civil defense, reserves and all sorts of crazies running around with guns so why do they have to go out and get "hired guns" on top of it all?

If they are that desperate, let them go up to Michigan and round up a few right wing militia's and set them loose in Iraq. They couldn't do any worse than Blackwater.

What's that? Oh yea, right! Then the administration wouldn't be able to siphon any money to their right wing buddies in the security business.

Between Haliburton, Blackwater, Iraqi oil and God knows what else this whole thing is really getting out of hand.

But, you know what they say! Business is Business!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick is one weird dude! Here is a guy that can get hundred's, and even thousands of people together in one place and convince them all to take off their clothes.

Then, when they're not looking, he takes pictures of them!!!!
Tunick, who is shy and adheres to mostly black dress, prefers to be called an artist, not a photographer and refers to his work as installations.

He loves the landscape of the human body and playing with props to add "a bit of whimsy" he said. In Belgium, he draped 80 women in dark liquid chocolate and 77 men in white liquid chocolate. He hopes to experiment with condiments and golf balls in future shoots.
"Obviously, it's about the party, about having excess in leisure and about having escapism and fantasy," Tunick said of the tropical party scene known for its lavish bashes and exotic night life. The photo will be displayed in the hotel's contemporary art collection.

On Monday, he used neon pink and green rafts and about 500 bottles of champagne, which he directed models to simultaneously shake and explode like a human fountain

The 40-year-old photographer directs models from a bullhorn, reminding them to remove jewelry and glasses and relax their shoulders.

"Guys, put your legs together a little bit more. Don't smile. Don't smile," he said.
Tunick, a sometimes controversial artist who has draped naked bodies in front of the United Nations and on glaciers, chose the Sagamore Hotel as the backdrop for his photograph, which he says is a commentary on excess.
Models are often chosen at random after submitting their photographs (with clothes) to his website. For the South Beach shoot, Tunick personally sifted through the applicants, looking for subjects with enthusiasm, "not based on looks."
Hundreds of models are always on standby, waiting to participate in one of his projects.

A photographer, pregnant mother and medical lab technologist were among the models Monday. Most were fit and beautiful, although a few were not as shapely. Only the thinner models were asked to pose in the pool with the rafts.
Models sat clothed for several hours in the balmy heat waiting and taking direction. They were photographed in groups on four levels of balconies overlooking a maze like garden and around the hotel's infinity pool. Most were only unclothed for about 30 minutes. A few maids stood on tables and craned their necks to get a better look, smiling discreetly.
Model Bianca Moura, 37, said the shoot was "a release from custom and convention." Performance artist Susan Pfeffer, 31, didn't wear makeup and Maya Sanchez, a 34-year-old general manager, said she didn't even shave her legs.
Tunick said he has always loved the organic form of the human body, especially on the canvas of public spaces.

"Nudity is not controversial in museums," he said. "Where the body becomes controversial in the U.S., is in public spaces."

(On a side note; here is a guy that can get thousands to take off their clothes and I can't even get my kids to clean their room!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at http://www.god-101.com/ and the blog "Perspective" at http://god-101.blogspot.com/

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Land of the Free?

The United States of America, home of the brave and land of the free!

Ahhh, I don't know about the brave part but it sure as hell ain't the "land of the free!"

At this writing there are about 2 1/4 million people in prisons and jails across the United states which means about one in every 150 people. This, my friends, is by far the highest rate of incarceration IN THE WORLD!

On top of that a record 7 million people -- one in every 35 U.S. adults -- were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, a Justice Department report released yesterday shows.

From 1995 to 2003, inmates incarcerated in federal prisons for drug offenses have accounted for 49 percent of total prison population growth.

(Who says the war on drugs is working! Maybe these assholes should try lessening the sentences, drug treatment programs and de-criminalization of minor drug charges. Plus a "war on hard drugs" where is counts....... places like Afghanistan and Columbia!)
The statistics are from the annual report by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.

These figures prove beyond a doubt that law enforcement theory in the US places an un-characteristically high and un-usually rigorous degree of importance on punishment.

I am going to give two examples of the problems with the American penal system that I ran across just this morning.

A Missouri man faces hefty prison term for stealing 52-cent doughnut. It's a hefty price for a pastry, the man accused of stealing a 52-cent doughnut could face up to 30 years in jail.

Authorities said Scott Masters, 41, slipped the doughnut into his sweat shirt without paying, then allegedly pushed away a clerk who tried to stop him as he fled the store.

The push is being treated as a minor assault, which transforms a misdemeanour shoplifting charge to a strong-armed robbery with a potential prison term of five to 15 years. But, because Masters has a criminal history, prosecutors say they could seek 30 years.

"Strong-arm robbery? Over a doughnut? That's impossible," Masters told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from jail.

He admitted that he took the pastry but denying touching the employee. "There's no way I would've pushed a woman over a doughnut."

Farmington Police Chief Rick Baker said state law treats the shoplifting and assault as forcibly stealing property. The amount of force and value of the property doesn't matter in the States.

"It's not the doughnut," Baker said. "It's the assault."

Masters said he didn't even get to enjoy his ill-gotten gains: He threw the doughnut away as he fled.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have a look at people that really should be in jail.

Federal agents have arrested more than 1,300 suspected gang members in the past three months, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency official said.

During the three-month, nationwide crackdown, immigration and customs agents worked with law enforcement counterparts in 20 cities in what one official described as a "summer surge."

The sweep was part of the agency's Operation Community Shield anti-gang initiative, which started in 2005, and has resulted in arrests of more than 7,000 alleged members and their associates from more than 600 gangs, the agency said. Those taken into custody are either prosecuted in federal courts or deported.

One of the gangs targeted has been MS-13, which is believed to be the fastest growing group in the United States as well as one of the most violent, the agency said.

The FBI estimates MS-13 has about 10,000 members in the country, along with tens of thousands in Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, where the gang originated in the late 1980s.

What it all boils down to , bunky, is that when the U.S. has proportionately more people (and the wrong people) in jail than all the totalitarian states like China, Cuba, Middle East Countries, North Korea, Vietnam and former East-Block countries then we know there is something seriously wrong with the justice system.

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Moon back on track!

As you may remember the moon slipped off course a few days ago and sank into the Aegean Sea where scientists and engineers have been working all weekend to bring it back up!

This evening they were succesfull in raising the moon and it is shown here as it is being hoisted back into it's proper orbit.

Scientists are still discussing how to get rid of a layer of rust on the moon's surface from being submerged for the last few days. (Although one of the scientists was heard to say; "What the hell, let's just tell everyone it's a harvest moon!")

Stay tuned!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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The world's shortest couple!

Two Chinese newly-weds are hoping to get into the record books as the world's shortest couple.

Li Tangyong, 3ft 7ins, of Shunde city, married Chen Guilan, 2ft 4ins, this week.

"We had to postpone the marriage for three years because both our families objected," he told New Express.

But on October 1, they joined 30 other couples in a group wedding at a park in the city.At the wedding, they announced they have applied to the Guinness Book of Records and are awaiting confirmation.

Guiness officials have stated that the couple will be in the next issue as the world's shortest couple and apologized for overlooking them previously!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Pervert Pursued

Police in Europe have unscrambled digitally altered images found on the Internet to reveal the face of a man shown abusing boys in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Interpol released four reconstructed photos of the suspected pedophile on Monday in an unprecedented public appeal for help, hoping that someone, somewhere, will recognize the man whose identity and nationality remain a mystery. But the decision to unmask him is not without risk: Tipping criminals off to the techniques that police have at their disposal could also prompt them to better hide their identities.

Interpol said 12 boys, apparently ranging in age from 6 to their early teens, appeared in about 200 photographs posted on the Internet. But the face of the man inflicting the abuse was disguised in a digital whirl.

Using techniques that neither they nor Interpol would discuss, German police produced identifiable images of the man from the original pictures. The reconstructed photos showed a white man who looked to be in his 30s, with uncombed short brown hair.

One showed him wearing glasses, in another he smiled, and another showed that he has a hairy chest. Interpol posted the images on its Web site.

Anders Persson, a Swedish police officer seconded to Interpol's human trafficking unit who oversees its database of images of child abuse, said releasing the photos sent "a quite clear message" to criminals that they can be identified through Web postings.

Persson said he personally had opposed making the photos public because it demonstrated to criminals that police can unscramble pictures. But that consideration and the risk that the man could face public humiliation or even violence now that he is recognizable were outweighed by the desire to protect other children from abuse.

"It was a long discussion," Persson said in a telephone interview. "We can't just sit here and do nothing. We have exhausted all possibilities within police work to find this man. ... This was the last step."

Interpol said the reconstructed images were produced by Germany's Bundeskriminalamt, or BKA, police force. Contacted separately by The Associated Press, a BKA spokesman said the agency did not want to give details of the process used by its image processing expert "because we do not want to give criminals the opportunity to adjust to the techniques we are using."

The techniques do not appear very complicated: the AP produced an almost recognizable image of the man from the blurred photo that Interpol also distributed, in just a few minutes using commercially available computer software for editing photographs. The AP image was not as clear as Interpol's but still showed the outlines of a face rather than a mere blur.

"Techniques are always developing. What is impossible today is possible tomorrow," Persson said. "There were several attempts to clear the face. ... We are sure that you can't get better pictures, and the people in his neighborhood — family friends, colleagues, whatever — they will recognize him."

Persson said one of the 200 pictures showed the name of a hotel in Vietnam, but police checks of the guest register turned up no clues. Cambodian police recognized locations in other photos.

The photos must date from before December 2004, when they were found on the Internet, and some were digitally stamped as having been taken in 2002 and 2003, Persson said.

The 12 boys have not been located, he added.

Interpol had already circulated photos of the man to police around the world but failed to identify him.

"For years, images of this man sexually abusing children have been circulating on the Internet. We have tried all other means to identify and to bring him to justice, but we are now convinced that without the public's help, this sexual predator could continue to rape and sexually abuse young children," Interpol's secretary general, Ronald K. Noble, said in a statement.

"We have very good reason to believe that he travels the world in order to sexually abuse and exploit vulnerable children," Noble said.

Distinguishing marks on his body will help police be sure that they have their man if he is eventually caught, Persson said. He did not say what these marks were but said they would be "the final proof if he is the right guy or not."

Interpol asked people who recognize the man or who have other information to contact police or the Interpol bureau in their country. It urged them not to take any direct action themselves.


Associated Press photo editor Bertrand Combaldieu in Paris and writer Kirsten Grieshaber in Berlin, Germany, contributed to this report.

(On a side note; About a month ago I made a comment on Digg about perverts and the title was "Hang the Bastards!" Somebody objected to this (wonder what pervert that was!) and I was banned from Digg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess you can't hang perverts anymore, it's not P.C........ so would you believe I apologize!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Alien Ship Disappears!

The Alien ship that landed in Manhattan around lunchtime has taken off again and disappeared.

When contacted by "Perspective" reporters, military officials issued a statement saying that there was no need for panic since they had determined that what people thought was an alien spaceship invasion was in fact just "swamp gas!"

That's all folks!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at http://www.god-101.com/ and the blog "Perspective" at http://god-101.blogspot.com/

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A reader has a relative who works at N.A.S.A. and sent these photo's.................... Thank You!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at http://www.god-101.com/ and the blog "Perspective" at http://god-101.blogspot.com/

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Alien Ship Lands in N.Y.C.

So far we only have this picture but "Perspective" is sending one of it's "Ace" reporters to the scene to get the full story. Stay Tuned! Breaking news anytime!

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at http://www.god-101.com/ and the blog "Perspective" at http://god-101.blogspot.com/

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Since this is Thanksgiving Day weekend here in Canada a few of us from "The Club" got together on Sunday and were shooting the shit about the old days. (We have known each other since pre-school days which now makes it fifty years !)

One of the subjects that came up was "Woodstock" which a couple of us were at way back there in the mists of time.

What brought the subject up was a photo that Glen had taken there of a couple who were in the throes of passion right in the middle of a wooded path down the road from the site. Glen was going to the Ontario Art College at the time and was heavy into photography so naturally he had his camera with him.

The picture he got was more of a work of art than a porno picture since all it showed was a guy's bum in the grass with a knee sticking out on either side.

This pic was the source of endless conversation for several years since Glenn hung it with pride in his living room. Unfortunately, when he met his "now wife" she made him take it down.

I will see if he has a copy that he can e-mail me and I'll put it up here for you!

As for the concert itself, the only thing a can remember for sure is the rain. Never been so fuckin' wet in my life and didn't really care. And the groups........ after all these years the only one I remember for sure is Sly and the Family Stone since I was talking to the guys in the sound booth and they let me listen to the their set over headphones that were plugged into the main mixing board.

There was the group spread out before me and the music coming into the headphones over sixteen track stereo. This burned an impression into my mind that I will never forget. (Fueled by various drugs! On that note, I heard Sly used to be a very sharp guy but that today he has trouble keeping his phone number straight.)

As for the rest of the weekend I can't remember what I actually saw and what I saw later during my many viewings of the movie "Woodstock!" It all sort of melts together, but what the hell, everyone had a great time!

(Here is a picture of me circled in the background and "Bert" from Sesame Street closer to the stage!)

Your "older, but wiser now" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Bullwinkle Moose killed in accident!

It is with great sadness we report that Bullwinkle the Moose, long retired and on vacation on the East Coast of Canada was killed in a freak accident on the weekend.

Our Eastern office reports that two people were sent to hospital after a bus collided with Bullwinkle in eastern Newfoundland on Saturday night. A DRL bus was travelling east on the Trans-Canada Highway near Gushue's Pond when it struck the him.

The bus skidded toward the highway median, and landed on its side.

RCMP said the driver of the bus walked away unscathed from the accident, which happened around 8 p.m. Two passengers received minor injuries.

Bullwinkle was killed in the collision! Friends Rocket J. Squirell, Boris, Natasha, Sherman and Peabody will issue a statement later today and funeral arrangements are pending at the old actors home in Los Angeles.

(On a side note, Norwegian officials have stated that since Moose farts are one of the leading causes of global warming the passing of Moose has a bright side and more work needs to be done in this area to thin the herd.)

Your "watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Pammie a blushing bride!

If anyone gives a shit, Pamela Anderson just got married in Vegas! (Note; This is the first time, and the LAST time, I will ever mention this on this blog! I'm not even going to give you the husbands name since he probably won't be around long enough to matter. - Allan)

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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