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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bored? Take the test!

Here it is the weekend and ya got nuthin to do! Is that what ya say, bunky?

Well then step right up because we're going to find out just what sort of a hairpin you are!

Just take the TEST!

WHAT'S YOUR COMMUNICATION STYLE?

ARE YOU AN ANALYTICAL THINKER?

HOW WELL DO YOU HANDLE A CRISIS?

WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?

HOW HONEST ARE YOU?

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Saturday Morning Confusion #67 1/2

What a way to waste a Saturday morning. Canadian artist Melanie Coles is revamping an age-old kid's game with satellites, Google Earth and a brightly colored rooftop painting.

Coles's project, Where on Earth is Waldo?, is a twist on the popular series of books Where's Waldo?, but instead of identifying Waldo among pages of cluttered illustrations, players can hunt for Waldo using Google Earth. (Me)

Coles constructed a 55-foot long Waldo, clad in his characteristic red-and-white striped sweater, matching ski cap and glasses, on a rooftop somewhere in Greater Vancouver, Canada, though she's keeping mum on the exact location.

The word is spreading and I not only heard about it this morning, but have spent the last two hours trying to find the not-so-little dipstick!

Let me tell you something Melanie, if I don't find him in the next hour you're getting my "asshole of the day" award!

If I do, I'm giving myself the "winner of the day" prize!

I'm sorry I can't write any more at the moment but I've got to find that damn Waldo!

If I do I will write. (But ya ain't gettin the location!)


Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Another reason I don't like cats!


Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Spencer Tunick and Borat!

We have all heard of the old maxim that television will always sink to it's lowest common denominator? (Look at Jerry Springer here or Benny Hill in Britain.)

Well let me tell you bunky, it's NOOoooo different on the Internet.

Out of curiosity today I looked at what subjects drew the most readers and response.... and to my surprise, (stupid me) I found out that Spencer Tunic (The guy who photographs crowds of naked people) and BORAT in his bathing suit, outranked any other subject or article by a margin of over 10-1.

Never mind anything about politics, humorous side of life, religion, current events, lifestyle, finances, international or local events, or a host of other things.

Nope!

Just hundreds of naked people or Borat being an asshole!

Thank God I don't do stuff on Britney Spears!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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What's the matter with kids these days?

Got this in the mail today!

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counsellors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane pain t bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2007 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

I wish this could hit every e-mail - pass it on!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kim Jong-ill NOT so ill after all.

Since we mentioned him in the previous article, it seems fair to say that Fearless Leader Kim Jong-ill is not as crazy as we make him out to be. He sure seems to be able to run rings around his contemporaries on the International stage

Everyone thought that North Korea was going to dismantle is nuclear program according to an agreement reached after a bizarre amount of haggling.

(Remember when demands were coming one after the other and changing every other week? But we were finally led to believe that an agreement had been reached, hadn't we Bunky?)

Well guess what kids! (Jong-ill trying not to laugh!)->

The United States on Thursday for the first time admitted it was scaling back its demands of North Korea in a bid to break a diplomatic stalemate on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear arms programs.

The top Asia hand at the US National Security Council, Dennis Wilder, said North Korea was not "off the hook" on fully declaring its atomic programs, but that proliferation issues would be "handled in a different manner."
(Right!)

On Wednesday, the United States said it was working with its diplomatic partners on a new mechanism to scrutinize any nuclear declaration by North Korea.

The announcement of the new verification measure came amid criticism of a reported prospective deal reached earlier this month between US and North Korean envoys, which caused a great deal of skepticism among experts.

The United States never seems to have heard of that old saying "fool me once, shame on you, fools me twice shame one me!"

I would like to add this; "fool me over and over, and what the hell is wrong with me!"

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Thursday Notes

News from here, there and everywhere by the award winning Perspective research department!

First the "there."

News out of North Korea from our Asian Bureau that Fearless Leader Kim Jong-ill is going to make the ultimate sacrifice for his Country and fly to a working holiday in China and Vietnam.

Apparently Kim has a big fear of flying and takes the train everywhere, even on a trip to Moscow some years ago.

Since he is going to be flying, he needed a personal plane, so the government went to Russia and bought him one for this trip.

Meanwhile North Korea is once again near mass starvation for it's people. (And the reason the army is so big is because they get regular food!)

South Korea expressed disappointment that Kim Jong-ill's "ultimate sacrifice" didn't mean that he was going to kill himself!

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Next; Hot off the "Persective" news wire. Marth Stewart's dog has died!

It made all the papers.

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Well pimp my Pope.......

Pope Benedict XVI has criticised US bishops for their handling of child sex scandals involving Catholic Priests, saying their response to the crisis had sometimes been very poor.

However, he laid part of the blame for the crisis, of which he feels "deeply ashamed", on a breakdown in US values which allowed the priests to perpetrate those acts.

(Yup, if a guy's a pedophile, it's Societies fault!!!)

By the way, on the third day of his visit to the United States, Pope Benedict will celebrate Mass in Washington's new baseball stadium and perform the traditional "blessing of the ball!",

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From Fox News, the flagship of Journalistic integrity: Oprah Winfrey may have gone too far in exploiting and distributing the teachings of a questionable New Age writer.

On Monday night this week, Winfrey conducted her weekly web “event” seminar with new age writer Eckhart Tolle. His message: “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”

Got that?

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And finally; Global auction house Sotheby's failed to hammer off a 72.22-carat, "D" flawless white diamond at its Asian sales last week in a possible sign of weakness in the global diamond trade.

The large diamond which had a pre-sale estimate of $10-12 million, attracted a final bid of HK$73 million ($9.24million) that fell short of the reserve price and went unsold, said Sotheby's press officer Rhonda Yung.

(That reserve must have been $10 million. Oh well, another day, another dollar!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Terrorists arrested for playing PAINTBALL?

A while back (2006) there were 18 alleged "Terrorists" arrested in Toronto for plans to blow up the Canadian Parliament Buildings, kidnap politicians, bomb public monuments and the TTC subway!

From the news reports at the time it sounded as if these guys were going to destroy Canadian society and bring our way of life to it's knees.

(OK boys, roll to the present!)

Now we are starting to get a whole different "Perspective" on what really went on with these "TERRORISTS!"

First three of them were released for being minors and lack of evidence and now another four have been released this week with no explanation other than the courts would not proceed with cases against them!

We now have about half of them released and one of the last four has made a statement that the "Terrorist Training Camp" they were supposed to be attending was in fact a weekend of "Paintball!" (This means me and my kid and are terrorists too!)

We now are faced with a situation where 11 terrorists are sitting behind bars and there are a whole lot of red-faced politicians and cops and spies etc. etc.

Personally I don't doubt that some of the guys left in custody will eventually be found guilty of some half-assed plot, BUT, what really disturbs me is this!

These people have been held for close to two years in a prison, in solitary confinement, and for most of that time did not have access to a lawyer of even had charges brought against them.

They were held under a "security certificate!"

As in the States, our rule of law was thrown out the window because of the knee jerk reaction of the authorities.

We let a guy called Mahar Arar be abducted by US authorities and then gave false information about him. This caused him to be sent to the Middle East to be tortured.

They also kept some other guy, whose name escapes me at the moment, in jail for five years on the same certificate without charges......... before being released!

(On a side note, things are so bent out of shape that during this same time we had a bunch of cops in Toronto charged with corruption and they just had their lawyers delay the proceeding for six months...... and then got off because they were being denied their right to a "speedy trail!")

Terrorism is a threat that has been grossly over hyped (In spite of 9/11 etc.) and the average person on the street would be more likely to get hit by lightning than die in a bombing or other act.

However! Let's get something back into perspective here, if the terrorists objective is to cause panic and confusion in our general society then they have succeeded magnificently because there is something seriously wrong here!

Your "one the spot" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Gas? Why trade a headache for an upset stomach!

I got this today from a faithfull reader and he makes a good point.

I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon..

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3)stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are creat ed while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.

DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!

WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON

Gas rationing in the 80's worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor.

An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS.

Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just buy from gas companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.

Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends.

I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil.

These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell........................... 205,742,000 barrels

Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels

Exxon/Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels

Marathon/Speedway... 117,740,000 barrels

Amoco............................62,231,000 barrels

Citgo gas is from South America , from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $90 - $100 a barrel

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco..................0 barrels

Conoco................. .0 barrels

Sinclair..................0 barrels

BP/Phillips.............0 barrels

Hess......................0 barrels

ARC0.....................0 barrels


If you go to Sunoco.com , you will get a list of the station locations near you.

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do.

Now, don't wimp out at this point.... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)...and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) .. and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers !!!!!!! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it ..... THREE HUND RED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. How long would all that take?

Sincerely;
M.

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Let's get things back into perspective here!

I get so downhearted when I run into people like the guy on the previous post.

I have, as one of my major flaws, very little patience with ignorance, (the classical ignorance, as in lack of knowledge) prejudice or intolerance.

This guy that wrote me a sweet little love note about my book that rambled on for sentence after sentence with utter disregard for grammar or logic. I got a whole lot of dogma that I am not even going to attempt to argue against, since first of all, not all that much of it made sense anyways, and secondly he is so mired in his ways that nothing I could say would have any impact on him.

The only thing that really caught my eye was the statement that Jesus had such an im-pact on the people around him that withing a few short years 500 souls were willing to sacrifice themselves for his cause.

Listen my friend, a lot of other prophets had as great or even greater impact on the populous of the time.............. they just didn't make it for the long haul.

And If you want to use deaths of adherents as your main yardstick then Jim Jones has got Christ beat by about 2 to 1!

Tomorrow.... why the 18 TERRORIST in Toronto got arrested for playing "Paintball!"

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

I love you Jesus, but I'm not so crazy about some of your followers

Product Description
Allan W. Janssen has published: "The Plain truth About God-101 (what the church doesn't want you to know)." God-101 presents a fascinating insight into how the original “cult” teachings of Jesus were altered by Greek philosophy, Pagan beliefs and Pauline thought to become the sayings of “The Christ,” and the basis of our modern Bible. God-101 gives an analysis of how the “priesthood” has corrupted Christianity and the other major religions. It shows how “Dogma” has led to the polarization of different sects within the same religion, (Catholic/Protestant – Shiite/Sunni) and how religious strife affects society as a whole, including the upcoming world - wide clash between Christianity and Islam! The book can be reviewed at http://www.God-101.com or http://groups.msn.com/God-101

From the Publisher
Book Description This book comes in two parts. The first half looks at how we as a civilization got to where we are now in our physical and spiritual development.
The second half allows us to take a long look at ourselves as a people. It examines our beliefs, and the practices of the "priesthood and organized religion," that has made our world here in the twenty first century the way it is!

This book has attempted to separate the fact of a "God" from the myths of humanity that have so shaped our lives.

Now,here we go!

The author, Allan W. Janssen, is seriously deprived of Biblical, historical, and archeological knowledge. God is not mocked, nor subject to personal views. The Dead Sea scrolls though not Christian, do produce a fact, Isaiah was written approx. 700 years before Christ, and are perfectly precise and accurate. Of course anyone who doesn't know, the Qumran(dead sea tribe) scrolls were found in the 1940's and have exact letter for letter manuscripts of Isaiah's prophecy of Christ! This is not, nor could be a "church" cover up. Before one does an undertaking to seriously mislead people as knowledgable, one MUST actually do their homework and make sure what they are stating is fact. The fcats we know are this: Pontius Pilate was a Roman Curator and governor, and did have Jesus from Nazareth crucified (Josephus, The Works of Josephus). Jesus of Nazareth was a human, whom did exist during the reigh of Herod the Tetarch (fact). After the crucifixion of Jesus, he was placed in a sealed tomb with a stone weighing close to 2 tons or more (fact) and placed under Roman elite guard (Josephus). Jesus of Nazareth did compel many, many people with diverse miracles (fact). Fact, the tomb is still empty! And of course one last fact, many many witness saw Jesus after the resurrection, close to 500 witnesses who went to their deaths, being burned alive, eaten alive, or tortured to death for their faith in the only One who can give salvation...why did they do this...fame? (I think not, Rome didn't like that)...legacy (I think not, they're dead)...Riches (no way, you can't take it with you)..then what? perhaps what they said is truth, they saw dead raised, sick healed, blind people see, deaf hear, and prophecies so long ago taught them totally true.
Think again Janssen.


Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://Allans-Perspective.blogspot.com

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