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Cougar or Pedophile?

Posted July 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

MPUMAALANGA, South Africa — At an age when most boys would be the ring bearer at a wedding, South African 9-year-old Sanele Masilela was the one walking down the aisle … to marry a 62-year-old woman for the second time. According to the South African Sunday Times, both families claim the wedding is simply a […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion #17

Posted July 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, a lot of confusion about stuff like climate change, evolution, and a whole bunch of other scientific issues lately! This article discusses how equal time is not really appropriate for a clearly false or uninformed position! The metaphor that a coin has two sides is a powerful one, and the temptation to look at […]

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That downed jet was NOT a terrorist act!

Posted July 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, let’s get things back into perspective here! In spite of all the rhetoric and propaganda afforded to the situation, the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine was NOT an act of terrorism! Was it shot down by Russian separatists over the eastern part of the Ukraine? Yes! Was it shot down with Russian […]

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Lets get things back into Perspective here! #1

Posted July 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, let’s get things back into perspective here! Your humble and overworked reporter has to set things right on certain occasions, so we here at the Perspective Research Department, along with the staff at Naked News, are going to provide a regular feature here on BlogsCanada.ca called…………………………, LET’S GET THINGS BACK INTO PERSPECTIVE HERE! We […]

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Shark!

Posted July 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A video of a what appeared to be a bull shark swimming off of Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario has been revealed to be a marketing ploy for Discovery’s Channel’s Shark Week and its sponsor Nissan Rogue. The whole thing sounded a bit “fishy” to begin with folks, since sharks are salt water fish and […]

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Gestapo!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, when I read this article, words like “GESTAPO” immediately come to mind! In the black, red and gold excitement of Germany’s 1-0 defeat of Argentina, Adam Guzzo decided the German flag deserved to be flown high above the swarm of street revellers. “I told my buddy, ‘I’m going to climb up that lamppost, get […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion about what’s real, and what isn’t!

Posted July 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, dinosaurs don’t exist anymore. So why did Steven Spielberg kill a triceratops? Facebook fans didn’t realize that Jay Branscomb was joking when he posted a “disgraceful” photo of a “despicable man” (Namely director Steven Spielberg) posing with a poached triceratops. One Facebook commenter who was in the dark about the animal’s extinction wrote: “Disgusting! […]

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Islamy a Muslim, or not?

Posted July 11, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

From the Perspective Naked News Department comes a story out of the United States that shows Americans really are a clueless bunch. You’ve already heard that a good percentage of these geniuses don’t believe in evolution, and that the Universe is only 6000 years old, BUT …….., on top of not being born in the […]

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407 – ‘Common Sense Revolution’ in action!

Posted July 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers, we got this in the mail today:: A lot of talk lately about what the provincial Liberals are going to do to Ontario now that they have a majority, but it can’t be any worse than what Mike Harris did to us back in may of 1999! The Common Sense Revolution in action: […]

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The spam is in the mail!

Posted July 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As promised, the new anti-spam laws are drastically cutting down on the number of spam messages we get in the mail every day! The only problem is that this law only applies to stuff from within Canada, so all the other shit just keeps right on coming! That’s right folks, all the mail […]

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A hooker by any other name!

Posted July 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I don’t know who I am more P.O.’d with, feminists, politicians, the P.C. crowd, or just the left wing in general! Although I couldn’t catch her name in time, some woman testifying at the hearings into the new Conservative anti-prostitution law, described being a hooker as about the same thing as being “tortured!” She […]

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I’m Normal!

Posted July 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

So ya say that life is getting you down! Your wife is a bitch, and your son is a clown. The mother-in-law is crazy, and last night is real hazy! Even the job is the pits, and life is the shits! There’s no money to spend, and ya don’t have a friend! IS THAT WHAT’S […]

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What to do about Hamas?

Posted July 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: There isn’t anything that is going to solve the problems in the Middle-East anytime soon since some Arab States are committed to the destruction of Israel, and the Jews are committed to populating the West Bank with settlements to the point where the Palestinians are forced out! BUT! The problem with Hamas is […]

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“The Dude” does not abide in Jeff Bridges!

Posted July 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Mr. Bridges: Although I have seen, and enjoyed your movie “The Big Lebowski” on numerous occasions, there is one small detail that I would like to straighten out! It seems you are not only referred to as “The Dude” in the movie, but now also in real life! This is a misconception that I […]

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A disaster waiting to happen!

Posted July 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As the anti-pipeline, anti-fracking, anti-oil, and anti-oil sands fanatics get more funding from the likes of Russia and the Middle-East, we are starting to see a tremendous jump in the volume of crude distributed by rail. Never mind that the pipeline for the Northern Gateway project will only add 1200 km to Canada’s […]

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World Cup Soccer invaded by giant crickets!

Posted July 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

It’s time for Fifa World Cup Soccer news, kids! Host Brazil is moving on to the semifinals of the World Cup after beating fellow heavyweight Colombia 2-1 in a game that had its share of suspect calls. As Matthew Cowley noted there were a total of 51 fouls in this match, which made the whole […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion about SEX

Posted July 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

(Transgender woman (?) Avery Edison has filed two human rights complaints after being detained at a male-only facility when she was stopped at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in February, 2014.) Folks, we have a conundrum here, and your ever helpful reporter is not only going to solve it ………….., I am also going to offer […]

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Ford the Junkie?

Posted July 3, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, all the local and national media outlets in Canada are suggesting that it’s time for Rob Ford to get out of politics ……….., but let’s face it, deep down they’re really glad he’s back! (Rob also said yesterday that he has tried a lot of different drugs, but never did heroin. Well, let’s face […]

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Gay’s Just Don’t Know When to Quit!

Posted July 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, this is going to be short and sweet! While I personally have no feelings for, or against Gays, I am getting REALLY fed up with people trying to push their “Gay Agenda” on the rest of society! I stated in the past that I believe in equality for gays, and women, and kids,, and […]

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Happy Canada Day!

Posted July 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A lot of talk in the local, and national media about moving the July 1st holiday to the nearest weekend! Great Idea: We need long weekends in May, June, July, August and September, folks! (And then a mini-vacation between Christmas and New year!)http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2014/07/02/should-canada-day-remain-july-1-or-nearest-weekend-to-that-date ————————————————————— Cattle rustling is alive and well in S.W. Ontario, folks!THIS GUY […]

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Summers here, and the livin’ is easy!

Posted July 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Port Stanley, on Lake Erie, is a favourite summer spot for thousands, and has a beach that is swarming with people on a warm, sunny day. But! Not all those people are happy campers kids. The OPP did something to piss of somebody, because at 3 a.m. last night somebody stole their boat and torched […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment

Posted June 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Facebook conducted a study for one week in 2012 testing the effects of manipulating News Feed based on emotions. The results have hit the media like a bomb. What did the study find? Was it ethical? And what could or should have been changed?

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Asshole of the Day! #244

Posted June 25, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, ya just can’t have it both ways, or all-ways, or always, or everything all at once! Or, as Stephen Wright says: “Ya can’t have everything ….., where would ya put it?” Which brings me to today’s :”Asshole of the Day!” First let me tell ya that London, Ontario has a high unemployment rate due […]

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Why evolution has it rough in the States!

Posted June 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: If you ever wondered why the Unites States is going to hell in a hand basket……………., this might help explain it! This exchange between Bill Maher and Mark Pryor, the Democratic Senator from Arkansas, appeared on 9gag.com. You can watch the extract, which was recorded in 2009, here, and the full interview here. Make sure […]

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Convert to Islam or face the sword!

Posted June 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Christianity is on the run in the Middle-East folks! Won’t be long before Israel is the only place they will be safe! “Iraqi Christians flee cities captured by extremists known to kill non-Muslims:” That was the stark message Christians in the Syrian city of Raqqa received when ultra-fundamentalist Sunni extremists, proclaiming themselves to be members […]

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A Royal Pain!

Posted June 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Oh the burden of being ROYALTY! The monarchy has defended the cost of refurbishing a Kensington Palace apartment for Prince William, his wife Catherine and their baby son Prince George. A royal spokesman did not confirm the seven-figure cost — reportedly at £4 million — for repairs and refurbishments, but said the royal couple had […]

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Cancer hospital approves free cigarette give away fundraising!

Posted June 22, 2014 by Yoni Freedhoff


Somehow I doubt it.

I mean, accepting donations or funds raised by corporations whose very products contribute to the burden of disease in your hospital would be anathema to your responsibility as a hospital to promote public health and combat disease, wouldn’t it?

But what if your hospital really, really needed the money?

Um, it’s a tobacco company handing out free cigarettes and simultaneously asking for hospital donations.

Yeah, there’s not too much debate there. It’s not good, right?

So why do our hospitals, specifically our children’s hospitals, regularly partner up with the purveyors of sugary treats to raise money in their names?

These photos, taken by an anonymous tipster from Toronto, show a recent Dairy Queen Guinness Book of World Records attempt at making the world’s largest ice cream cake. Stamped right on the sign, “donations to Sick Kids Hospital will be accepted” in lieu of course of free ice cream cake.

And the same happens here in Ottawa where CHEO regularly partners up with Dairy Queen to raise funds.

I wonder what the HALO team at CHEO think about these partnerships – they’re the folks who are busily researching means to try to help combat the rapid rise in childhood obesity in Canada.

Guessing they might think that children’s hospitals probably shouldn’t be in the brand polishing business for Dairy Queen.

That same tipster did some quick calculations.

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Through it, Dairy Queen distributed 5,000lbs worth of calories, 4,276.8lbs of added sugars and 44.5lbs of trans fat all with the blessing (they used Sick Kids’ logo – they had their explicit blessing) of the Hospital for Sick Children.

These partnerships have got to stop.

I know, I know, fast food’s not going away, and children definitely still need to enjoy cake from time to time, but that doesn’t mean it’s ethical or responsible for hospitals to help in its sale or promotion.

Hospitals used to sell cigarettes too you know.

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Ya, but is she really nuts? Or just faking it?

Posted June 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, just a few days after Hillary Clinton was in Toronto for a book signing tour, the Republican National Committee has deployed a giant squirrel to follow Hillary Clinton around the country on the book tour for hew new memoir, Hard Choices, mocking her potential 2016 presidential run with the message that, quote, “another Clinton […]

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“Assholes of the Day!”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Two! Count ‘em, Two for the price of one! The Government announced the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline yesterday, which means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars pumped into our economy …., and both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau came out against it! For playing politics, and jeopardizing the economic health of Canada, […]

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Man stunned, but doesn’t go down!

Posted June 16, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Nova Scotia Report: A 48-year-old Halifax man will appear in court to face charges today after police first used a stun gun on the suspect …, and then tackled him during an arrest. Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says Halifax police responded to a call on Sunday evening alleging the suspect was threatening to shoot another […]

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I’m not at all confused about Saturday morning!

Posted June 14, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Nope, everything is as “right as rain” if you will pardon the expression. Yesterday was the famous “Friday the 13th” motorcycle rally in Port Dover, Ontario, and as usual, tens of thousand of bikers gathered for the event. Even the rain didn’t seem to deter the hard-core bikers, as the streets of Port Dover filled […]

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All is fair in love and war….and politics!

Posted June 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Down in the U.S, of A. it looks more and more as if Hillary Clinton will run for the Presidency in 2016. Just to show you how nasty the Republicans can be, they’re sticking to their story that Hillary got brain damage when she bumped her head a few months ago! (I can tell ya […]

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We got trouble in River City Folks!

Posted June 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, this is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin! Why this wasn’t one of the main election issues is totally beyond me, but then again, people just seem naturally reticent about asking for my opinion about stuff………, and that’s why I started this “Blog!” SO! How do I begin? […]

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Today you voted?

Posted June 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, since the Ontario election is just two days away, I thought it was a good time for this story! While walking down the street one day a Member of Parliament is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. ‘Welcome […]

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I’m sorry Dave, but I cannot allow you to jepardize the mission!

Posted June 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges that it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. By convincing one-third of the judging panel of its humanity, it became the computer ever to pass the famous Turing Test. ` The Turing Test is a controversial test invented by Alan Turing […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion does cartwheels!

Posted June 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Your ever curious reporter is confused about why she would ever do this in the first place? We have changed, and hidden, the names and addresses of those involved, so that we don’t unnecessarily embarrass anyone, but just the same it’s a pretty strange story folks! A ******** woman will have to keep […]

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Clumsy is as clumsy does!

Posted June 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

There is a nurse here in London that works at one of the cities hospitals! A while back she was looking after a patient and tripped over some cables and stuff that was under and around the hospital bed. (Electrical cables, heart monitor cables, oxygen lines, i.v.’s, other medical stuff and droopy linen, medical trays […]

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A policeman’s lot is not a happy one!

Posted June 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: I have commented many times on the conduct of certain cops who abused their authority, were bullies, or just plain no good ………, but there is another side to this coin and we would like to address it here today! Being a cops is also a dangerous and demanding job that takes its […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion: Carey / Carney (?) to quit!

Posted May 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Carey / Carney to quit! Folks, we have received a report here at the Blogs Canada Research Center, and the Perspective Naked News Department, that either Jim Carey, or Jim Carney, is about to quit. Because of poor communication, and computer problems, we don’t know if Jim is quitting the movie business, or politics ………….! […]

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Always tell the truth!

Posted May 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, my mother once told me ya could never get in trouble for telling the truth! Now, I don’t know if that’s 100% true because I once told a woman she had a really nice ass……………, and she slapped me (Although I did end up on a date with her ……., but unfortunately ya can’t […]

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