Sunday Rant – 2024


Joe’s Comment – What a week!  The weather was not cooperative for my favorite activity – soaking up sunlight.
However, a lot of interesting projects were added to the huge pile of incomplete projects – enough so I woke up one morning in a bit of an anxious fit.
Who is going to finish all of these projects when I no longer can or will?
The answer is nobody will.  Everyone else has their own collection of projects.
I expect my hobby, the many year collection and rescue of old abused Ford products, will find not a new home with a new forever family, but a one way ride to the scrap dealer.  One mans treasure is another mans rust.
It takes years and years to realize that it doesn’t matter much what happens to the material things collected from here and there and everywhere after you are gone.  When you are done.
As I say to all and sundry, Jimmy crack corn….. (just try to NOT fill in the next phrase).
As I also say about men in general, men seek love.  If love is evasive, men seek purpose.  If love and purpose are not to be had, man just wants something to do…..  A hierarchy of value.
Of course, some ambitious men go for the trifecta.
A worthy objective, methinks.


Conrad Black on Rex Murphy
Mr. Black remembers Mr. Murphy in a tribute to the man.
You can read it at The Epoch Times.


The Culture

Geert Wilders
My, my, how times change!
It wasn’t too many rants ago Mr. Wilders was considered a non viable politician in his homeland of the Netherlands.
Indeed, he was heavily persecuted and threatened with incarceration for many years.
Joe and I expect that over 10 years of “the religion of peace” has eroded the good will of the people, who have elected him and his party – he is now the Prime Minister!
Our first mention of Geert Wilders was in December of 2010.
He has fought the fight for decades, and now he has the platform to speak unabashedly.  If the translation of his speech (below) is accurate, he has opened the unabashed faucet – Islam has no place in the Netherlands.  Mr. Wilders has invited the adherents of the teachings of Mohammed to depart, post haste, to countries where such carrying-ons are accepted, even encouraged.
Joe and I congratulate Mr. Geert Wilders.  Claims made by and for “The Religion of Peace“, insisting it is so, is nothing but Orwellian double talk.
The data stretches back 1400 years:

Douglas Murray
A recent presentation at the Manhattan Institute where he received an award.
Rightly so!:

Banking Short

Relationship Short

Oxford Union Debate
Nancy Pelosi debating at Oxford?
What has the world come to?
Joe and I agreed we will not post the argument from Mrs. Pelosi’s side – that populism is anti-democracy, anti-democratic.
Not because we want to silence Mrs. Pelosi.  She does a great job of obfuscating fact and fiction every time she opens her pie hole to speak.  For that reason, we are not interested in her opinion, which is not fact but political and ideological fiction.
We chose instead to post the argument in favor of the postulate that populism IS democracy.
The presenter is Winston Marshall.  Despite his constant reference to his speech notes, a very well thought out argument.
Joe and I were as impressed with Mr. Marshall as we were disdainful of Mrs. Pelosi’s interruptions of the young man’s presentation.
Joe further states that by definition democracy is populism – it is the will of the majority!  Unless the definition of the words democracy and populism have been hijacked, by definition, who would want a democracy as the primary selection process for leaders?  Watch, and realize that the “debate” was “won” by Pelosi:

Leigh Dundas is a former child prodigy, and a human rights activist / lawyer.
The following video is a discussion between Ms. Dundas and Dr. Peter McCullough.  We can’t embed the video but here is a link.
The focus of the conversation is how to defeat the forces of evil.
An interesting conversation.



Sally K. Norton
Every time Joe and I watch another Sally K. Norton interview we learn additional information about the study of oxalates.  We have been feeling a “6 year kink” in our carnivore nutrition lifestyle.  For the past 6 months Joe and I have been observing some of the signs of oxalate dumping in our body.
On the advice of Ms. Norton, we have introduced a limited (very limited) amount of oxalate heavy food and carbohydrates too, in hopes of curtailing the impact of adverse oxalate expulsion.  Joe says our body is our laboratory.  Let the experimentation continue!:

Health Shorts

W.H.O. Shenanigans
The World Health Organization is a tyranny.
Whether or not it ever was a legitimate, trustworthy, and effective global organization is moot.
Joe and I think that “Big Money” has once again destroyed a worthwhile (even essential) endeavor.
At the root of the proposed legislation is condensing the authority to determine global health issues, thereby action, then giving the control to one person – the head of the W.H.O.
The Epoch Times presentation is here.
Joe has an acute sense of smell for politics.
This presentation about the W.H.O. reminds us of a song we heard long ago. From the archives, here’s Loudon Wainwright III, predicting the future – a wiff of global despots rotting in the sun:


Joe’s Garage

Gale Banks
Mr. Banks is a legend in the performance world – he’s been involved for 50+ years.  His approach is from the S.T.E.M. quadrants – science, technology, engineering, mathematics.
In this video he analyses how the Ford 6.7L diesel engine produces the high horsepower and torque numbers it does.  When a man like Mr. Banks is impressed with a solution to a problem, take heed.  Joe learned plenty:

Oil Additives
Lake Speed Jr. (The Motor Oil Geek) takes a scientific look at oil additives.
Joe has used some of these products in the past.
Joe was a victim of marketing.
Marketing is responsible for an immense cornucopia of misconception and untruth.  In every endeavor that uses marketing (not just motor oil….).
Joe has developed a marketing early warning system – whenever a preposterous claim is made for a product, Joe goes full Missouri (Missouri is the “show me” state).
Young Mr. Speed does say that fuel additives can be effective.
Joe uses Sea Foam and methyl alcohol on older abandoned and forgotten machines that were left with a partial tank of fuel (after pumping out the stinky fuel).
One thing we learned flying aircraft – always fill the tanks and keep them full.  Doing so displaces any moisture laden air that will precipitate condensate if partial tank fill is done often enough.  The same phenomenon occurs with any fuel tank – heating oil, vehicle tanks, boat tanks – but with aircraft the net result can be quite a bit more impactful….:

Louis Chevrolet
This is the story of the man whose namesake is the Chevrolet vehicle brand.
His company.
Joe and I appreciate the history of this man.
Joe and I abhor what the “board of directors” of General Motors did to him.
Some would argue what Louis did to himself.
Louis Chevrolet was a wilder man than Henry Ford, but he shared the same fascination and abilities when developing machinery.  A good story:

Motorcycle Engine Design
The following video is an analysis of all current motorcycle engine designs and discussion of the pros and cons of each design.
Joe and I have owned or ridden most of these types.  We agree with the analysis:

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Sunday Rant – 1924


Joe’s Comment – A good week has passed, and is dutifully recorded.
I didn’t realize how much I was longing for fair weather until this week when the sun came out to play and the temperatures soared.  Last night we left the doors open with only screens keeping out the riffraff – nobody froze to death; the furnace did not start.  That is an annual ceremony – I can shut down the heating unit until the late fall (I hope).
On Saturday afternoon, I sat in a chair in the front yard in the sunlight for two hours.  That act was the most cathartic deed I have done this year.
My body relaxed.  All thoughts left my mind.  I dozed.
A warm peaceful calming.
I washed my feet in cold outside tap water – turned on to celebrate true Spring.
I drank my fill from the hose bib.
All I need in the yard is a very large rock or bolder to lie on when the sun shines.
My summer persona, my avatar, is grinning lizard.
All good reason the grass has not been cut yet this year.
Beside the fact all six riding mowers are U/S.
Back to Nature is my new motto…..
AKA lazy ass when the sun shines.



Rex Murphy (R.I.P.)
Joe and I feel the loss.
Way back in the day we used to listen to the CBC specifically for the Rex Murphy “Cross Canada Check-up” program, which he hosted for 21 years.
He was a Canadian icon, the Stompin’ Tom Connors of Canadian journalism.
His quick wit and ascorbic commentary was interspersed with an impressive vocabulary and an equally impressive verbal diarrhea.
A native son of Newfoundland who became the sane consciousness of Canadians for decades.
Joe and I admired his history of promoting the western provinces, especially Alberta.
A real Canadian hero has passed.

Quick Dick McDick
A twofer this week.
The annual Quick Dick salute to mothers everywhere, on this Mother’s Day
He reminds me of some friends who couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket…..:

The second video is more pleasant to the ears – no singing.
Another lesson from Canada’s and Saskatchewan’s agrarian ambassador to the world.  Quick Dick explains the importance of restorative agriculture.
The connection between grass and ruminant herbivores is the key to healthy land.
There is sane and responsible husbandry of the land.
Unfortunately, Big Agriculture and Big Government are not the source:

Viva Frei
Joe and I are changing our mind.
At one time, we thought this mincing pearl clutching hand wringing Montreal ex litigator was exactly that and nothing more.
It seems Joe and I weren’t giving Mr. David Freiheit enough time to find himself.
He has more.
He has moved to Florida.
He has stopped the pearl clutching (not the hand wringing we think).
We found value in his address at a Rumble / Rebel News event.  Joe liked his bamboo metaphor – bamboo grows slowly then grows fast.
It seems he is growing into his narcissism in a good for Canada way.
Bravo Viva!  Florida is doing wonders for you:

The Culture

Cheese Ball Man
Joe and I must be slipping.
Is this the height of Western Culture?
Or is this the gathering storm, the “fiddle while Rome burns” moment?
Either way, enough people were interested in watching faux gluttony to make this young man “newsworthy”.
Is it “Culture” or is it “theater of the absurd”?
Joe says it may be both:

Black Inventions
The sane man at “Don’t Walk, Run! Productions” makes a valid point – virtue signaling and fact aren’t synonymous.
Joe and I shook our head in dismay.
This is an exercise in scraping the barrel for something, anything to celebrate.
Joe says lets have a war between races where the only weapons each race can use are those weapons whose origins is attributed to that specific race.
Using Joe’s rule for war, it looks bleak for a lot of race pandering virtue signalers, let alone the races they pander to.  We think it best to celebrate the advance of civilization as a miracle of human ingenuity and let sleeping racist dogs lie.  Or is that lay?  And stop lying:




Sarah Pugh
A quantum biologist, Sarah Pugh looks at nutrition and cellular function from a “quantum” perspective.
The machinery of the cell and the processes that allow the body to function are the subject of her studies.
There is plenty of information she provides that favors the argument for natural foods, low carbohydrate intake, keto and carnivore diet.
Joe and I are attentive students.  Data that makes clear a PHD (proper human diet) is advantageous.  This is information worth hearing:

Dr. Paul Marik
The good doctor was very vocal during the COVID hysteria.
So vocal that he was “relieved” of his professional positions.
The man is good, his advice is sound, and his research is valid:


Joe’s Garage

Bendin With Bendon
This video channel is satisfying for some curious reason.
Bendon has a talent for taking the bent and broken trucks into his shop and releasing them whole again after his magical ministrations.
His Ub2b channel is replete with Lazarus-like rebirths of severely damaged vehicles.  This one is an Izuzu cab on chassis that is bent like a banana.
Bendon to the rescue!:

The Pylon Men
Joe and I have only admiration and respect for the shoulders our modern world stands on.
The way things were done in the past would simply astound most folks if they only knew the what and how involved in major accomplishments.
Establishing the power grid is one such miracle.  Things were done by hand if no machines were in competition.  Our hat is off:

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Sunday Rant – 1824


Joe’s Comment – It has been a tiring AND rewarding week.  Some problems solved (finally!), some problems created, some work finished, some work not begun.
All in all, a good week.
The weather could be warmer and sunny.
The fools in government could stop touching the controls and sit on their hands.
The psychopaths who don’t value their own lives or anyone else’s could take a pill.
Notwithstanding, a good week.


This is the horse piss that goes on in the Canadian House of Parliament:

Good grief.
Canada is in trouble.
All these fools can do is no better than a scrum of junior high school morons.
Displays of this nature, when a bully goes after an idiot, paints a dreadful image of in whose hands the future of Canada resides.
Bloody awful.


Preston Manning
The modern conservative cause in Canada has been largely influenced by the political work of Mr. Manning.  Indeed, the Reform Party joining forces with the Conservative Party led to Stephen Harper’s very successful terms as Prime Minister.  Mr. Manning thinks of Canada as a cooperative of disparate regions.
In a recent article in National Post, Mr. Manning outlines a possible federal approach to minimize centralized government and serve the unique and diverse regions of Canada more effectively.  Below is the entire article, in the event the above link does not function.  (Joe and I are spooked that links have a life of their own) –
Canada is a nation of regions — Atlantic, Laurentian (Quebec/Ontario), Prairie, Pacific, and North — depending on which geographic and demographic criteria we choose to define them.
Each of these regions, however we define them, has some unique — let us say “distinctive” — concerns and aspirations. These can readily become divisive and major sources of national disunity if only addressed in part or used to pit one section of the country against another, as when the current Liberal/NDP coalition fixates on the aspirations and concerns of Quebec and/or Ontario while disparaging those of the West, ignoring those of the North, and treating Atlantic Canada as a subsidized vassal of the federal government.
But what if the next federal administration were to officially recognize the regional character of Canada in a new and constructive way? What if it were to officially acknowledge that the residents of each of these regions have legitimate and distinctive regional aspirations and concerns that must be addressed by the national government in co-operation with the respective provincial governments? What if the next prime minister of Canada were to cultivate strong regional lieutenants to represent those concerns and champion those aspirations — just as John A. Macdonald had George-Étienne Cartier in Quebec and Charles Tupper in Atlantic Canada, or as Wilfrid Laurier had Clifford Sifton in the West?
Most importantly, what if the next federal government were to offer to systematically and specifically address those distinctive regional aspirations and concerns on one condition — that its efforts to address the aspirations and concerns of one region be co-operatively supported rather than opposed by the people and governments of the other regions?
Time and space do not here permit a proper cataloging of the current “distinctive concerns and aspirations” of each of Canada’s regions — an exercise that would be well worth the time and trouble for some respected think-tank or forward-looking federal party to undertake. But here are three samples from a recent personal survey.
From a colleague in Atlantic Canada: We remain very much a rural region. Whereas Ontario crossed the “50 per cent rural, 50 per cent urban” line many years ago, New Brunswick is just crossing that line now, with P.E.I., Newfoundland and Labrador in much the same position, and Nova Scotia at 41 per cent rural. National policies heavily focused on urban Canada fail to recognize or address the concerns and aspirations of rural Canada, of which Atlantic Canada is a prime representative.
From a Quebec colleague: As is well known, we in Quebec have always aspired to preserve and strengthen our French language and culture. But a priority concern today is the negative impact on our language and culture of federal immigration policies which, without consultation, flood our province with thousands of temporary foreign workers who share few of our linguistic or cultural goals and strain our social services to the breaking point.
And from the West: We strongly aspire to see the natural resource sectors — agriculture, energy, forestry, mining and fisheries — recognized and treated as fundamental building blocks of the economy, and a priority concern today is that the current federal government regards and treats these sectors contemptuously, as relics from the past and even environmental liabilities.
Of course, there is actually much common ground between the aspirations and concerns of one region and those of the others, even though the priorities themselves may be different. Atlantic Canada’s concern about Ottawa’s seeming indifference to rural issues is shared by rural Canadians across the country. Western Canada’s desire to see the natural resource sectors treated as fundamental building blocks of the economy is a shared aspiration wherever Canadians are engaged in agriculture, energy development, mining, forestry or the fisheries. And Quebec’s expressed concern over federal immigration policies is appreciated by residents of the Rest of Canada because if they voice similar concerns they are denounced as “racists” by the Liberal/NDP coalition, but when Quebec expresses that concern the blow-back from Ottawa is much more muted and the concern may even be heeded.
And thus the question: Could not official recognition of the regional character of Canada by the next federal government, and the fashioning of a pro-active but conditional response to the distinctive concerns and aspirations of each as suggested above, turn what has previously been a divisive national liability into a unifying asset for Canada as a whole?
Much like the good old U.S. of A., the tendency of the federal government in Canada is to centralize control, ignore the outcry of those in the regions most disaffected, suppress the 3 Ds (data, dialog, debate), and to pursue its own interest at peril to The Constitution it is sworn to uphold.

Canada Is Lost
Dr. Robert Malone makes an extremely valid point – in times of distress, the value of innovation is never more precious.  (Preston Manning makes the same argument above)
Sadly, recent events in The World®, and in Canada, such as the COVID fiasco and the Trucker’s Protest, the tyranny of the government was used to squelch local adaptation, limit discussion, and punish innovation.
The idea that “one remedy for all ills” has never been valid in any endeavor.
Joe says there is something wrong with the very idea of government, because, with very few exceptions, politics attracts unsavory and unworthy wanna-bees:

The Culture

Neil Oliver
The Scottish sage touched a raw nerve in a recent Twitter comment.
He believes that the “forces of evil”, in their current iteration, weren’t sneaky sneaky enough – they’ve been found out and have lost control while implementing their evil plan (or plans).
Joe and I heed the Sage.
However, it is not a time to rejoice.
It is a time to regroup and reform.
And innovate.
From a personal standpoint, Joe and I feel it is an affirmation of our already highly sensitized awareness – what others might call paranoia – to those shadowy events that keep occurring just beyond the horizon of consciousness.
In other words, something ain’t right.  Stay alert.  Find your friends, your clan.
Be prepared to fight.  One last thing……  Show no mercy:

The Near Future
Dystopian” is an adjective which might best be exemplified by the short not sweet video embedded in this Alex Jones tweet.
This short vignette is melodramatic, and paints the future life of “non-compliant” people as restrictive, minimalist, and without hope.
Joe says for some folks it is already so:

El Salvador
The President of El Slavador is making waves.
Nayib Bukele won in a landslide – over 80% of votes.
This video is from CPAC in February.
Harsh words that are true.
Joe has dark moments.  Is President Bukele at risk?  We hope he is the first of many honest and noble leaders:

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson
Dr. Hanson’s commentary on the current protesting in defense of Palestine.
There is no denying that the fabric of America is failing.
The progressive left will continue their ludicrous antics until there is a complete alienation of those not of the progressive left.
There will be violence.
Joe says it is a function of cities to produce marginal people who inhabit marginal social strata.  The largest cities seem to be the farthest left, the most progressive.  Dr. Hanson is sounding a warning bell:

Another interview of Dr. Hanson.  Similar yet different:


Dr. JH Salisbury
The video is a short of Dr. Anthony Chaffee describing the work of Dr. JH Salisbury in the 19th century re: PHD (proper human diet).
He wrote a book about his research and discoveries and had it published in 1888 – “The Relation of Alimentation and Disease”.  The book is in the public domain.  You can read it or download it here.
Dr. Salisbury was cognizant of the healthy benefit of a diet featuring red meat over 125 years ago!
Who (or is it W.H.O?) is playing lose and fast with the facts?
And for what reason?
Between endlessly frightening the children and copious quantities of disinformation, one cannot dismiss what one sees as “coincidence”.
There is a game afoot (ref: Mr. Neil Oliver above), the game is revealed as duplicitous, and, like angry hornets, the search for who dunnit is on.
Joe and I have our suspicions.
As stated above, whatever motivation, saintly or satanic, which formed and guided the process(es) evident, was and is misguided.
The Truth will out.  The guilty will be known.  To show mercy would be to ignore, tolerate, even promote, a malignancy:

As stated above, the book by Dr. Salisbury is public domain.  It is titled, “The Relation of Alimentation and Disease”,  and is available here.  The book was published in 1888.  We repeat – The book was published in 1888.
You can download it – Joe and I did.
We have a problem.  This information is old news but such a game changer.
Is this information suppressed, or is it “lost to time”?
Who to blame?  Some of the blame rests at the feet of the Seventh Day Adventist activists who, for religious reasons (not scientific reasons), promote a vegetarian nutritional regimen.
Joe asks if mankind is ever to master the complexities of interplanetary travel, or to break the bonds of earth-bound existence, facts and data cannot be compromised.

More shorts from Dr. Chaffee:

A not so short from Dr. Chaffee –

This is the URL of an “X” short.  Joe and I haven’t found the secret of embedding this form of video yet.  Copy and “paste and go” in your browser’s address block.


Below is an outrageous spoof starring Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi, using computer wizardry to superimpose DT’s and NP’s heads on a series of moments from the Red Foxx series, “Sanford and Son”.  You must select the URL, right click on it, and select “Open”:

Joe’s Garage

Bimini Atoll Nuclear Testing
Between 1946 and 1954 the U.S. of A. detonated 24 nuclear devices on or near the Bimini islands.

These most awesome events were also most terrible events.  These experiments to understand the structure of the atom made known the incredible energy sequestered in the basic building blocks of matter.  And secured America’s lead in the field of nuclear weaponry.  Other folks around the world got wind of these developments, and wanted their very own harbingers of death.  The entire proposition of “nuclear deterrence” is only feasible when both parties are sane.
Russia vs The West was sane.  The fruitcakes and wack-jobs in the Middle East are another arrangement.  Global chess that decries peace.
Joe and I are saddened by the way it is.  Our bet was on technology saving the day…..:

Collision Survival
A short showing rear end collision at 30 mph with a variety of common cars.
Joe and I were surprised that the Ford Explorer had the best survival of those tested:

Aircraft Recycling
In this short video you will see how aircraft bodies that have been retired can have a second life:

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