Sunday Rant – 1521

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Joe’s Comment – another week of COVID hysteria around the world.  Another week of cultural collapse in the West.  I can’t imagine how bad it might be in the Third World end of town.  The steady stream of illegal aliens to the U.S. of A. might be a small clue.  Or the Chinese Communist Party arming to invade Taiwan.  Or Joe Biden being the POTUS.  Wait!  That’s not the Third World!
When things get this rough, it is time to break out the Bernard Kliban cartoons.

 

Vaccine Thoughts
If you haven’t seen the South Park vaccine episode, you can watch it here.
The evidence of complications with COVID vaccination are growing.
The hysteria is growing too.
What to do?
Joe and I aren’t sick.
We’ve taken much time and study to understand nutrition, because our belief is proper nutrition keeps your immune system at top efficiency.
Barring catastrophic failure of an organ, or rupture of a pipeline (artery or vein), or collapse of a system or process, then it seems that proper nutrition, stress minimization, good sleep habits, and a diet tailored to you is the way to health.
Joe and I have been trying to find information about the new technologies incorporated into the 4 vaccines produced.  Here is Dr. Sherri Tenpenny to describe how this “solution” works:

There is the Great Barrington Declaration – see it here.
Is it just Joe and me, but 56,505 medical and health scientists and practitioners who have signed this declaration, most of whom are doing so against the medical establishment, seems a rather large number.  When you look at the map of the world where these people reside, it is the Western world.
Another 778,437 concerned (non medical or health scientists and non medical practitioners) citizens have also made their emark on the declaration.
Are they (and we) misinformed?
Why are these voices being ignored or stifled or condemned?
Joe says we aren’t going to get this vaccine.
I’m in agreement.
As we tell everyone, we aren’t sick.
We don’t get sick.
We have never taken a “flu” vaccine.
We aren’t about to do so.
Make up your own mind about it, but don’t condemn those who disagree with you.
If you think you will survive after taking the vaccine and we who refuse the vaccine will die, you can have our toys!
Joe asks: and vice versa?
Regarding the mask fiasco, Joe found this catchy little limerick that seems about right –

 

Dr. Jess Thompson
From whence did we come?
This Yale biological anthropologist, Dr. Jessica Thompson, analyzes ancient bones to try and understand or discover more about human evolution.
In this compelling video, she argues that the evolution of big-brained hominins was related to fat consumption.
You are about to learn what “percussion scavenging” entails.
Joe would like to witness a discussion between Dr. Jessica Thompson and Dr. Shawn Baker.
For now, Dr. Thompson alone will suffice:

Another presentation by Dr. Thompson on the same subject with additional detail:

 

The Human Trophic Level
What does that mean?
Trophic: adjective – of or relating to nutrition; concerned in nutritive processes.
A paper titled “The Evolution of the Human Trophic Level During the Pleistocene“,
published in March of 2021 in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology by Israeli scientists argues that the traditional method of inferring HTL by observing and extrapolating evidence of near time hunter gatherers is not the best methodology.  From the abstract of the article, “The memory of an adaptation to a trophic level that is embedded in modern humans’ biology in the form of genetics, metabolism, and morphology is a fruitful line of investigation of past HTLs, whose potential we have only started to explore“.
Go read the article.
Miki Ben-Dor, Raphael Sirtoli, and Ran Barkai contend that early humans, those being our predecessors, were primarily carnivores for upwards of 2 million years.
Give or take a week or two.
Joe and I find this quite fascinating.
We recently learned that the Neanderthal brain was significantly larger than that of modern man.
Since the advent of agriculture, of farming and animal husbandry, the human brain has been shrinking! (!!!)
Joe and I now know we’ve been short changed.
Like Stanley, we coulda been a contender:

We coulda been a contender.
Instead, we’re a bum.
Joe says technically we’re a mud pecker.
Whatever.
A carnivore diet is related to IQ.
Who can we sue for lost IQ?
Here is the CTV description of the research.

 

Dr. Shawn Baker
The good doctor has a bee in his bonnet today (Tuesday).
The big money big politics big control folks are stepping out again.
Joe and I listen to one or two (or whatever many) of his daily updates, daily.
A source of sane analysis of current events from the perspective of an intelligent individual.  We can’t get enough of sanity:

Another noteworthy update from Dr. Baker, Sunday morning, on the subject of science advancing.  Did you know trees are the greatest culprit in methane production and release on the planet?
We know damn well you don’t, so give it a listen:

 

Joe’s Garage

Relativity Space
One of the crowning attributes of “Capitalism©” is competition.
The Second World War produced/devolved some incredible leaders.
One such person was George Patton.  The quote we’re thinking of is –

The “what to do” in the case of Relativity Space was interpreted as make rockets cheap, safe, and fast.
As most of us know, that is a version of the famous Trilogy Conundrum – you can only have 2 out of 3 (and that ain’t bad according to Meatloaf):

Seems the folks at Relativity Space see it differently.
Here is a time lapse video of their 3D printer building their Terran 1 rocket’s second stage:

We all know that only some things work better being “hand built” (meaning built by the onesies with human hands).
The improvement in most things humans use, the technologies, these things are cheaper, better built, and better standardized since the advent of computer assisted and robot built tools.
An example of what Joe means comes from the automobile industry in the United States.
Starting with Duryea in 1895, at least 1900 different companies were formed, producing over 3,000 makes of American automobiles.
Joe surmises not one of these companies believed their technology, their business model, their passion, and their drive to succeed would lead to failure.
So it is with Space™ – i.e., the conquering thereof.
There are many many entities involved, for a plethora of reasons.
Patriotism.
Fear.
Filthy lucre (Pink Floyd break here).
Glory.
Power.
Scientific interest.
And the Star Trek motto – “To go where no man has gone before“.
Don’t forget the last frontier moniker too, although it is more like the infinite frontier.
You get the drift – imagine all you can, and then imagine more than that.

Oddly Satisfying
It is no secret that Joe and I are technology fans.
We made our living (and still do) fixing machinery, whether it be mechanical or electrical, tool or servicing, pleasure or task related.
In the last month we’ve worked on electrical cooking devices, Ford trucks, a Jeep, a boat trailer, four computers (upgrading to SSD can be so fun!), household electrical wiring, wooden structures, furnace mechanical and controls, heavy (class 8) truck Spring-time start and clean (’93 Peterbilt), a lawn tractor, a wireless Internet bridge, and some other stuff we just don’t recollect.
Oddly satisfying (as Quinn of “BlondiHacks” fame proclaims at the appropriate times).
Here is some stuff that Joe and I also find oddly satisfying: watching some huge machinery get launched:

Cadaver Times
Joe and I stumbled into this Ub2b channel today – Institute of Human Anatomy.
Worth subscribing to, but eating and watching simultaneously is a delicate balance.
We have been life long organ donors and body donors; we carry a card in our wallet, and we are registered to be carved up à la carte after the ticker tocks.
Our recent travails stimulated our interest in the following subject – What Alcohol Does to Your Body.
Complete with real cadaver cutaways:

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Joe’s Comment – Hope springs eternal (in the Spring).
Happy Easter to one and all!
It is good to be…..
(Note: the Johnny Hart Easter graphic above received negative criticism).

 

QDMcD on Beef
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to the world, Quick Dick McDick, welcomes the week with another excellent video aimed at younger folks (and us oldsters too).
“What’s Your Beef?” describes the process of raising beef animals for human consumption.
This is the fifth “Little Quicks” episode:

 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

The popular Republican governor of Florida might be popular for a GOOD reason.
By some fluke of Nature®, he was born with a good brain, the ability to think, and the gift of articulation.
Jesus be praised!
The discussion about the “pandemic” with the subject matter experts he convened in this public health “round table” (Joe insisted on quotation marks because he didn’t see some round – he insists they mean around the table) is not ass-covering or ass-kissing.  It is a review of data and time and outcome.
Unlike some states further up the east coast (say New York?).
We love us some statistics:

 

Dr. Shawn Baker
There is more sugar in an orange than a bowl of ice cream.
Joe says probably in an apple, too.
The old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has a nice ring to it, and will be difficult to eradicate entirely.
Instead of an apple a day, Joe and I watch one of Dr. Baker’s daily video.
This one has news about a Canadian hero in Calgary AB.
The video of pastor Artur Pawlowski follows this video:

 

Artur Pawlowski
This man has big Canadian balls.
He brought his immense testicles from Poland: he’s an immigrant.
This makes Joe and me incredibly sorry that natural born Canadians don’t have the fortitude of this man:

 

Joe’s Garage

Ever Given
Chief MAKOi gives a follow-up briefing on the fate of the Ever Given, Suez Canal constipator, free but not loose after plugging the waterway for six days.
What is the fate of Ever Given?
Somebody gotta get a spanking:

Honey
Bee puke.
Sweet bee snot.
A fantastic sugar complex with built in antibacterial compounds.
Although Joe and I don’t eat any sugars or carbohydrates, those little insects have done a masterful job of creating a self preserving food source high in energy:

Poop
The last year has been a cornucopia of crap.
CORONA hysteria is continuing to horrify Joe and me with the power of the mob and the inversion of wrong over right.
People no longer wonder if life is shitty: it’s a fact, Jack.
Enter Dr. Ken Berry.
We now know life is shit, but by what measure?
Dr. Berry helps us analyze the size, color, and shape of shit, and more importantly, what it all means.
A time appropriate presentation if ever there was:

doG Bless the West
There are crazies everywhere, but nowhere as crazy as wackos from The West.
Here is a 1/4 mile match race of two lawn tractors, at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, England.
Makes a man proud to be racist.
Why racist you ask?
Joe has 6 lawn tractors and he too racists around the yard in the summer sun!:

 

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Joe’s Comment:  A big huge giant thank you to David S., for resurrecting this website today.  During the week there was a Firefox update.  Our login to Droveria no longer worked.  Were these events related?  Not sure, but everything we tried to recover administrative access was SNAFU.
You can surmise which of the above cartoons was me in action, and which cartoon depicts David’s ability.
Thanks David!  Couldn’t do it without you.

 

The Tytler Cycle
The Scottish people had a century and more of maximum overdrive.
Great scientists, great philosophers, great economists, and at least one great judge, Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee.
Lord Woodhouselee was no fan of democracy.
Joe says that makes him a BFF!
Mr. Tytler was also an historian.
His studies of early civilizations which shouted Democracy! over the objections of the masses AND the elite led him to believe there is a natural cycle in the growth and decay of any society which implements this odd form of governance.

The words of the great man –
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
When you hear politicians blathering on about “Democracy!”, you know they are lying evil weasels.  Even a so-called “Republic” cannot remain untarnished by the base nature of Man (and woman, if you must).
Back to the Tytler Cycle – Joe and I find this to be extremely interesting and pertinent.
One curiosity we have is how many phases can occur in a single generation, a lifetime?
Joe says World Wars I and II could be described as a struggle against the Bondage phase.
Some we have read say the West is now deep in the Dependence phase, and all is lost.
However, we believe that nothing, absolutely NOTHING, is written in stone.
Red Pill vs Blue Pill.
Woke vs Joe and me (some great definitions in the comments at the above link).
SJW vs Mud Pecker (Joe and me, again)
We have observed that our foundation belief that “most folks will make a good choice if given enough facts, data, and truth” needs review.
Why?
Because human nature.
Logic works in a logical world.
As Thomas Sowell says “an expertise in one field is exactly that” (OK, we paraphrased – sue us!); just because you are a terrific singer doesn’t make you a good drywall hanger.  You might be, but one is not a condition of the other.
The latest bullshit from Kbec is so outrageous as to defy every foundational principle of the Western Civilizations – all children must comply because even one case of ChinkFlu transmitted by a child is too much!)
The latest bullshit from Europe is equally outrageous.
Trick question –  how many people died of tuberculosis in 2020?
Trick answer – more than one!!!
In previous rants we have pointed out that approximately 158,000 people die in the world EVERY SINGLE COTTON-PICKING DAY!
Humans are social animals.
The Progressive asshats have finally realized if people are denied the necessity of socializing, it all collapses economically, socially, culturally, and any other “ally” that walks, talks, or crawls (swims too).

 

Racism
Joe and I are most definitely “racists”.
How could we NOT be racist?
We are white.
We are male.
We are heterosexual (fuck off with the “cis” shit).
And we like other white people!
Joe says if the left is right (that’s punny!), when we die we are going straight to hell.
I say probably, but not ’cause we’re racist.
We are going to hell because we never learned to play a musical instrument, or sing, or dance.
Just look at these folks (not Hollywood, not celebrities).
Close your eyes and listen.
Simple, clean, absolutely delightful.
The real kicker of this particular tune is the title: it is called “Indian on a Stump”.
We’re ALL going to Hell!:

We’re not finished making our point.
What is that word in the music video below?
Is that word “tit”?
What in the world would inspire a tit to galop?
Man oh man, the train to Hell is getting full!:

Across the pond to Ireland.
Same folks we reckon, because it is the same music.
Remember, the first slaves in the Americas were Irish (excluding all the indigenous hi-jinks, of slavery, genocide, and especially the torture).
Same music because it just may be these are the progeny of the same people.
Same simple rhythms, happy faces, joy and peace.
They be mud peckers says Joe:

Here is the queen of the mud peckers.
Another heroine to Joe and me.
You don’t have to be Vlad the Impaler to be successful:

 

Dr. Shawn Baker
Another week of excellent motivation from Dr. Baker.  This is Wednesday, March 24:

 

Social Media Addiction
Joe and I have a mobile phone somewhere.
We saw it as recently as just before Christmas.
It was in one of our vehicles, but has since gone missing.
Again.
That’s quite common.
We get approbation from some – they admire our courage to NOT BE CONNECTED, even though their phone is always on their person: when it summons, it takes precedence over whatever is happening.
Joe and I answer the “land line” when near the phone.  Otherwise, leave a message.  We check for messages almost every day.
Others bitch a fit.
Apparently Joe and I must be accessible every moment, every day, even at nighttime.
We don’t understand the calculus……
Here is a short story about Sarah.  Social media dependency is nefarious, and runs deep:

 

Joe’s Garage

Faster Than….
Joe and I made our living in the analog and digital multiplexer world for many years, working in the engineering department of Okanagan Telephone, BC Telephone, and TELUS.
Electronics is the fastest game there is – top speed is that of light (almost).
We like to keep an eye on the latest and greatest developments in our areas of interest.
High speed transmission is key to broadband spectrum.
In August of 2020, a very bright engineer, Dr. Lidia Galdino, a Brazilian native, managed a world record in transmission speed.
Working at the University College of London (that’s in Jolly Old Anglais!), she and her team were successful in transmitting (and receiving) at the astounding rate of 178 terabits per second.  Tera is 1,000 times faster than Giga.  Giga is 1000 times faster than Mega.  Mega is 1,000 times faster than Kilo.  Kilo is 1,000 times faster than 1 cycle per second.  A quote from the link –
Galdino’s team used amplifiers to improve the way light carries data through fibre-optic broadband. By using a greater range of colours than that typically deployed in fibre optic, the bandwidth increased.
On a test in a 25-mile loop around the laboratory in Bloomsbury, London, a speed of 178 terabits a second was registered. That’s equivalent to 22,250 gigabytes a second—or, given the average film is 1.5 gigabytes, 15,000 films in one second.”
Get that, Sparky?
Fifteen thousand movies in one second.
According to current understanding in physics, that is approaching the theoretical maximum transmission speed that is possible.
Period.
The work of Dr. Claude Elwood Shannon predicted that information (data) had an upper limit.  Dr. Shannon’s wife and work partner Betty Shannon (nee Mary Elizabeth Moore) was involved in much of his research and discoveries.
Heroes and heroines all.

De Boat, Boss!  De Boat!
What to our wondering eyes did appear,
A magnificent cluster fuck in the Middle East, so severe!
Never was given a care or a thought
‘Til a boat named Ever Given gave the canal a big clot.
All the Kings horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t float de boat off the shore again!
Quacky-doodle they cried, while wringing their hands,
The world will end! screamed the big money men,
But us mud peckers know who will pay in the end.

Joe and I can’t help but laugh and snort and wheeze….
These are the same donkey cocks who believe they can change the climate, or put out a forest fire, or stop a deluge and flood.
A classic example of the audacity of humans to underestimate the possible severity and impact of chaos when the three conflicts (man vs man, man vs nature, man vs himself) join forces to deal a hand not anticipated.
Think Titanic.
Think Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
Think Exxon Valdez.
We watched a number of videos, trying not to laugh to hard.
Here are two we thought quite informative.
First, an analysis that identifies the truly ginormousness of this floating monstrosity:

The second is a semi-serious look at whom will pay for this FUBAR event:

Sorry to be a spoiler, but if you don’t know who is going to pay for this arrogant unnecessary and dangerous caprice, Joe and I will tell you…..
The bottom of the food chain will pay.
The poor, the stupid, the truly disadvantaged, those struggling to get by; these are the holders of the broken promise IOU that can never be collected.
Us mud peckers will pay, for we can’t not pay.
And life goes on….

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