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Joe’s Comment – absolutely the best pirate joke ever.

“Refugee” Update
Joe and I are not opposed to helping people in dire straits.
That is, people in jeopardy of loosing their life when not a combatant or antagonist in whatever event which placed or places them in danger.
The Syrian “refugees” Chief Rainbow Socks invited into Canada are still here.
As a Canadian tax payer, Joe and I are flabbergasted at what has gone on in the name of us, a Canadian citizen.
Not only do these folks seem to spurn our Canadian hospitality, they do not include “thank you” in any discourse, nor do they (as a group) have an interest in assimilation.  Furthermore, our esteemed government is obfuscating and hiding the facts of our benevolence from We the Almost People (Canada really needs a better constitution):

The Rebel’s Sheila Gunn has more information.  She has been investigating this fiasco since the start.  You can see all of her reports here.
Joe is trying to understand what is happening.
Joe understands that by bring ungrateful adherents of Islam to Canada where they share no commonality with our culture, language, customs, climate, educational standards, human rights, religion, values (ad infinitum) we have the intention to protect them from being murdered by Muslims who DO share the same culture, language, customs, climate, educational standards, human rights, religion, values (same ad infinitum).  WTF?
If anyone in those shithole countries (Donald Trump did NOT say that, Joe did) needs saving from the mob, it is the Christians and Jews.
The mad dog segment of the Muslim population is blood thirsty and rabid, adhering to nonsense written by who the hell knows.
Anyway, if the money must be spent, spend it in situ, in their home countries, using the almighty powerful United Nations flag to protect them.
To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, they deserve to get it good and hard.
The world is insane.

 

Who Do You Love?
Remember that scary song covered by many that talks about a house made of “rattle snake hide” and other gristly things, then demands an answer to the above question?  We proffer George Thorogood’s thoroughly good version:

Joe asks, who do you love?
I ask Joe for clarification, for Joe and I are theoretical Libertarians.  We speak in riddles –
Q.  How many people are killed in automobile accidents every year in America?
A.  40,100  (2017 statistic)
Joe says that’s the population of our fine city, Vernon BC.
I say that ain’t nothin’.
Q.  How many people are killed by drug overdose every year in America?
A.  70,000+ (2017 statistic)
WTF?
Here is a graph using government statistics –

If you read the article, it may become apparent to you (as it is to Joe) that although not stated directly, government control drives the entire fiasco.
The crack down on prescription opioids such as Oxycontin drove the frenzied users to more lethal less controlled substances, the mother of all being Fentanyl.
Joe and I ask, in a “free” society, is the individual not free to pursue his or her (or its) desires unfettered by government constraint provided that said individual does not harm another or their property?
For us, that is enough law, and enough legality.
However, there are people who cannot or will not moderate their behaviour for the “common good”, whatever meaning that expression might convey.
In other words, there are evil people.
If a person is consumed with the desire to drug themselves to death, is it the responsibility of the state to prohibit, restrict, or curtail the activity of these addled folks?
In my fantasy world, everyone is intelligent, conscious, conscientious, and possessed of a large helping of “common sense”.  Libertarianism (in my fantasy world) works marvelously, because people just don’t behave like drug crazed suicidal walking dead zombie shitheads.
Joe says to me, you don’t remember your own past too well, do you?
I get upset for the same reasons every time.
Joe and I think that real evil resides with those who take fatal advantage of the weak, the stupid, the desperate, the insane.  And that special group of people, the young inexperienced children who see and hear ‘way too much ‘way too early, burdened with guilt and responsibility not earned, not justified.  These children who will replace their elders.  Who would steal their dreams?:

Yes, Joe, I do remember my own past.
Who do YOU love?

 

Mueller Mewling
The “witch hunt” for evidence of “Russian collusion” has reached stratospheric improbability.  The Trump campaign “collusion” investigation uncovers Democrat chicanery at every hyperventilated and distant connective turn.  Much like the Bill Clinton impeachment, the original objective (find evidence of “collusion” with Russia or Russian operatives), the “investigators” (Kangaroo Kourt Kabal) have wandered so far off the reservation they couldn’t be mistaken for “truth seekers”.
The entire mess is a huge waste of $$$, a point of political division, a blemish on the American judicial / political / cultural reality.
Joe says the Russians have met their objective!  Chaos on the cheap.  Headless chickens running and squawking with no definitive objective in sight.
A summary by Elizabeth Vaughn posted at the Geller Report explains for all to see (thank you Ms. Thrasher) how obvious it appears to be: those who object most vehemently have the most to hide.
Ms. Vaughn’s article includes a scathing overview by Mark Levin of the personnel implicated and disgraced at the FBI and the DOJ for their complicity in politicizing what should be law and order enforcement, nothing more.
All this to demonize and depreciate a man who upset the liberal-progressive apple cart by winning a race he couldn’t win.
Joe and I enjoyed a recent podcast by Scott Adams (Dilbert cartoonist) where he comments on his recent meet and greet with President Donald Trump:

Joe agrees with Mr. Adams.  There is more here than meets the jaundiced eye of public opinion.  D.J. Trump has skills that are an order of magnitude above those available to the hoi polloi of political players surrounding him.

 

Diet Detective (on-going)
Joe and I continue our “carnivore” diet regime.
A funny thing happened on the way to wellness……
We have more energy.  Approaching 30 pound weight reduction (230+ pounds).
Rarely feel hungry.
Still consuming beer.
September will be the month of no beer, just carnivore diet (meat + water).
We continue our investigation of proper nutrition.
The following interview of Nina Teicholz by Joe Rogan is very revealing of the sources and misconceptions about nutrition foisted on the public by government fiat.  Very disconcerting to Joe.  Me too.
All we want is to optimize our remaining years by tuning our diet.
Is that too much to ask?:

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Joe’s Comment – Akin to “your oars don’t reach the water”.  A feeling I have experienced more frequently as I age.  My feeling is time spent on the wrong things is wasted time.  The challenge is identifying the “right thing”…..

 

Diversity
Joe says accepting and encouraging “diversity” in political terms is a suicidal policy.  Whether promoted, denied, or obfuscated (i.e. there is only one race…. the human race!) it is a red herring argument, based on observable identity, not behavior.
There is no healthy diversity worth the salt to cure it when considered from the “moral equivalence” of identity politics.
All is not lost.
Joe loves diversity.
Select, restricted, bound, well defined diversity.
With those parameters, diversity reigns!
Joe is thinking of music.  And art.  And food.  And all the CLASSICAL “liberal art” agenda, specifically philosophy.
Joe doesn’t think much of “women’s studies”, or any “oppressed minority” biased curriculum.  Identity politics ain’t our bag.
Look, life isn’t fair.  And it isn’t predictable.  And Darwin was onto something.
Humans are animals.
Humans have tens of thousands if not millions of years of development supporting the current “DNA crap shoot”.
The result of life reproducing or responding to environment is not 100% predictable – the risk of variance / abnormality cannot be reduced to zero.
As in any endeavor, there will be a best, a worst, and everyone else no matter how you measure results or performance or value or (______________ fill in the blank with a criteria).
Joe also agrees with Andrew Klavin in his analysis of “the culture”, not a specific culture.  It is alive, heterogeneous, unconscious, and reactive.  There is only one; the culture of humanity.
The word “diversity” is a misnomer when applied to a political / cultural strata because moral and ethical behaviour quickly gallops into a box canyon of choice: good or evil.  Either can be justified from a philosophical / psychological perspective as a logical exercise.
But, as JBP states, only a few possible paths are acceptable.
Joe says the word “diversity” is now as useless a term as “gay”, “organic”, and any other words which have been appropriated for political gain.

 

JBP Rocks
Joe and I still take time to listen to Jordan B. Peterson.
Every new interview / discussion / debate / interrogation allows him to hone his argument.
Everyone who takes a confrontational stance while talking to him opens a flood gate of data and up-to-date theory which bolsters his argument.
Some listen.
Some don’t know how, or don’t care to, or haven’t that capability either in their personal or professional life.
The gal in the following video, Marian Finucane, is the host of an Irish broadcast show.
She claims to have read his book.
Joe says she could read it a few more times.  Then watch some of his university course material.  Then re-read the book.
Joe says it would have been more interesting if she knew of what he spoke.
Joe also says she is very pleasant to look at.
Joe also said something about getting drunk, down, and dirty with her, but that has nothing to do with her political perspective:

Another recent interview (somewhat antagonistic) occurs with this British toff whose name I couldn’t find (update: Stephan Sakur).  Doesn’t matter.  Same old.  The interviewer uses inaccurate and sloppy words / references / sources, poor examples, and misaligned data to try to derail JBP.  From this nancy boy’s performance, the name of the program should be changed to “HardtoTalk” from it’s current moniker:

The interviewer comes off as totally out of his element.  Instead of allowing JBP to expound his philosophy and ideas, heavy objection based on third party prattle was used as a rebuttal or refutation.  Before JBP could get a word in edge wise with a sharp end!
Joe and I realize that an interviewer relies heavily on his team to supply him (or her!  keep your panties on…..) with talking points.  In this case, the talking points come from a political agenda of the left.  How left depends on your own perspective.
Joe says “pajama boy” left.  Simpering toffs not respected.
One of the logical fallacies JBP is attacked with is alignment with lefty undesirables such as “alt right” whatever the hell that means.
Here is a video that helps clear the murky about “alt right”, although the definition of whoTF the “alt right” might actually be remains murky:

Joe and I have watched JBP’s university lectures (Maps of Meaning) from 2017, and we are watching 2015.  We also watched the study of the old Testament from a psychological perspective – 14 lectures.  We have an understanding of his message.  He is consistent.  He is logical.  He is a scientist.  He speaks clearly.  A psychologist playing philosophy like ringing a bell (that’s a Chuck Berry reference).
Joe’s only major disagreement is that Joe doesn’t believe “the Right” includes Hitler and the Third Reich.  Joe is with Dinesh D’Souza on this point.
Joe believes the “extreme Right” to be like Joe: minimal government, minimal government intervention, common sense, personal property, freedom of speech, personal defense, and LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!  Essentially, British Common Law circa 1750, with abridgements and relevant updates.
The Nazi party and the Third Reich were extreme Left.
The Left is fragmented into a large number of identities – totally in concert with the Left’s progressive mantra – IDENTITY POLITICS.
Joe points out the old adage “United we stand, divided we fall”.
The Left is a Marxist masturbatory fantasy which always has a fatal outcome if allowed to be more than a fantasy.
The last (for this particular rant) video is an interview by Margaret Hoover,  for the program “Firing Line”.  This is a discussion without acrimony:

Joe says if you watch the first two “interviews” above, then watch how Margaret Hoover leads JBP into a subject, and you see no difference, go watch again.
This woman brought forward JBP’s base philosophy and foundation without an aggressive Lefty harping.  Or a “Righty” harping (Joe doesn’t know what that would entail).
As usual, the devil is in the details.
If you intend to discredit JBP, you better bring your “A” team.
Foreign accents don’t mean shit to Joe.

 

Diet Detectives
I outlined the diet Joe and I are following last several rants.
The testimony of Shawn Baker, Jordan Peterson, and Mikhaila Peterson regarding the personal results they experienced while following the “carnivore diet” (only meat) was very meaningful to us.
Our version is meat, salt, eggs, water, and beer.
Even with the beer anomaly (carbs are bad Joe!) we have experienced a lessening of joint aggravation, an increase of useful daily energy (we can actually work for a whole day without resigning in pain), and no hunger pangs whatsoever.
The first few weeks were a physiological transformation.
Joe loves bread.
Joe loves potatoes, ice cream, almost any fruit pie you can name, (hell, almost any pie you can name), rice, cake, sweets, milk, beer…… Joe loves him some carbohydrates.
We went “cold turkey” on carbs and sweets.  None of the above mentioned except beer.
The first change we noticed (other than drooling at the smell of fresh bread – or stale bread for that matter, and a few tears shed at the sight and smell of home-made French fries) was a change in intestinal flora (and fauna, too).
Which led to more research.
We were curious as to specialization.
Each food you ingest must be broken down into useful substances that your body will use.  This is a digestive tract “team play”.  From the stomach to the rectal orifice many team members are at work breaking down the food as it passes through.
Which begs the question, when you radically change your diet, or introduce a new (to yourself) food, can you “digest” it?  If not, what is missing?  If so, do the populations of gut microbiome change in ratio?  Are these microbiome populations common among all humanity?
An interesting article at NPR discusses the interplay of microbiome team members with each other, the food you eat, and you.  If you haven’t got the appropriate enzyme for the job, who(m), if any of your microbiome team can produce it, do, and if not, too bad – out it goes, undigested!  What a waste of chewing…..
For Joe and I it lends some aha!’s to the experience we have had so far.
Joe and I love a cold beer at the end of the day.  Beer and tasty meat…..
According to Mikhaila P., the only alcohol she can stomach (some pun Spanky!) doesn’t include beer.
For the record, Joe and I have experienced a lessening of fecal volume, a lessening of gaseous bi-product, and a change in texture / color.
Because we have been working outdoors for two months, the total weight loss we have experienced (down from 260 pounds to 235 – 25 pounds lighter!) has given us hope that this diet and exercise will continue to give us more energy, a clear mind, and less physical pain.  And continued weight loss from exercise, or diet, or both.
Our belt (when we choose to use one) is TWO NOTCHES TIGHTER(!) than two months ago.
Our “man boobs” seem to have shrunk, too.  Joe says don’t even think cup size.
That there is progress.
Joe says as promising as these results seem, there has been no improvement to our pretty face.  Attitude is a different matter…..

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Joe’s Comment – I love the cartoons of David Sipress.  This particular motivational rendition is near and dear.  Deep in the forth quarter.  The score ain’t inspiring….

 

Rant Rant
This week Joe and I were very busy.
Not to foment panic or nervous spastic reaction but the cold weather is just around the corner. In three months the days will be short and the weather cold.
Consequently, there is not so much volume in today’s rant.
We have been frantically rushing here, there, and everywhere on personal fool errands tying up loose ends and fulfilling promises.
Probably the fewest “flat ass” hours (surfing the Internet) in a year.
However, there is a plethora of thinking inspiration, especially about diet and how the human intestine does it’s thing.
What a miracle the human body represents….
More below.

 

Ho Ho Ho
An interesting perspective on how and what is wrong with the social climate.  As far as fixing it, what say you?:

 

What’s Eating You?
Joe and I have decided to follow a “carnivore diet” as an experiment in healthy living.
On the doctor’s orders, we were prescribed medication for blood pressure and cholesterol.  Also, a loss of 40 to 50 pounds of mass was recommended.
The prescribed route to weight loss was reduce carbohydrate intake.
After three months of this regimen, we had developed a few side effects which we were uncomfortable about.  Also, no significant weight change.
Our friend the Internet helped us research for another path.
This surfing (data mining) has led to some interesting information.
For instance, what is the population of microbiome in our gut?
Does diet alter this population?
Within the first few days of our experiment, we noticed several changes in our gut, and it’s waste products.
Is the population of bacteria / virus / fungi / protozoa fixed, or does it change with dietary intake?
Our curiosity led us to an article titled “Influence of diet on the gut microbiome and implications for human health” at the US National Library of Medicine.
Very informative and interesting reading.
Another analysis by Dr. Barry Groves speculates on the question (with his purposely misspelled Latinized spelling) of what, in relation to the other animals in the animal kingdom, are humans designed to eat?
Very informative and interesting and thought provoking:

Our research continues, as does our “self experimentation”.
Joe says all those guilty feelings we had over the years for eating a lot of meat might have been wasted.  Maybe it is our nature!

 

Joe’s Garage
Last rant Joe posted a number of pictures of his adventure in north eastern Alberta, specifically, Chauvin.
This week, a picture of the Mercury M155 (3 ton truck) after several hours of pressure washing, inside and out.
We don’t have a plan or a project in mind for this truck, but we do love this particular series of Ford / Mercury products.  This is the 1948 – 1950 body style.  The Mercury line was essentially a re-badged Ford with the exception of a 255 cubic inch displacement of the venerable flathead engine.
Unfortunately, this truck has a rebuilt engine and appears to be a standard Ford 239 cubic inch (much less collectable) engine.
It has a two speed differential.
It also has a PTO (power take-off) on the transmission.
The rims are an obsolete five lug on 8 inch center.
The transmission is a “crash box” (no synchronizers).
Joe doesn’t worry much about the details.
Look at the nose on that beauty!
It was love at first sight –

Such a pretty!

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