Sunday Rant – 4918


Joe’s Comment – I’m listening…..


Holiday / Vacation Travel
A warning from the Canadian government to all women traveling alone: if holidaying in Caribbean / Mexican destinations, your safety from sexual assault / crime cannot be guaranteed.
(Note from Joe: a government cannot guarantee any outcome, good or bad).
Sassy Wire posted the advisory that lists 19 popular destinations (Jamaica, Mexico, Nassau, et cetera) and the assault de jour employed by the low life scumbags in those locals.
Here are examples of typical warnings (with the specific destination identified):
Crime (Trinidad and Tobago)
Violent crime, including armed robberies, assaults and sexual assault, occur frequently on the island of Trinidad, especially in the capital, Port of Spain. Tourists have been targeted.
Spiked food and drinks (Turks and Caicos)
Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum or cigarettes from new acquaintances, as the items may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault or robbery.
Assault (Mexico)
Foreigners have been physically and sexually assaulted. In some cases, hotel employees, taxi drivers and security personnel at popular tourist destinations were involved. Ensure your accommodations have adequate security features (such as cameras and security guards with radios), as not all resorts offer the same level of security.
Avoid walking after dark, especially alone, and avoid deserted or under-populated areas. Only go to bars and nightclubs in a group and avoid separating from the group. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and do not accept invitations or rides from strangers or recent acquaintances, as these can make you a more vulnerable target for criminals. In cases of sexual assault, police authorities will order a medical examination.
Source here.
Joe and I are not globe trotting touristas.  It ain’t our thing.
We decided a number of years ago that the feeling of being a “tourist” (outsider) made us uncomfortable.
Youthful adventures in and about Canada and the United States and a few “foreign” destination trips formed our thoughts.
Traveling via ground (rail, bus, taxi, personal vehicle, with friends) combined with being dirt poor and ignorant (especially of our surroundings) renders certain images and memories for us.
St. Christopher (travelers), St. Augustine (alcoholics) were constant companions and ensured our survival if not success.
Note that there is NO SAINT for fools.  Rather, there is a saint who was a fool for doG (Simeon).  Joe and I were fools without borders.  Simple Simeon we are!
Traveling via air and (more or less) flush (beacoup de $$$) brings other recollections.
Alas, for Joe and I the feelings of being well to do (relatively speaking) were along the line of guilt at our good fortune while those around us / catering to us were much worse off.  It doesn’t have the same impact as at home, where there are equally disadvantaged souls, but in a foreign land or place the stark contrast is noteworthy and obvious to the novice eye.
For the most part Joe and I are charitable and friendly to tourists visiting our locale.  On the whole, we do not have too many “mean bones” in our body.
How about a conspiracy theory?
If I were a truly crazed well funded (or not) radical nihilist bent on destroying the world around me as vengeance (against who(m) or why always puzzles Joe and me), there are certain very easily implemented acts that have order of magnitude return on evil invested.  Some examples –
1.  Start fires.  You can get a book of matches for free!  You can start a 10 billion dollar forest fire with one match.  This defies the arithmetic logic of multiplication by zero.
2.  Target women.  Men in the West seem to have gone soft.  What did the Englishmen in Rotherham and Newcastle do with the news their young women were being pressed into sexual slavery by gangs of Pakistani men?  The bravest (like Tommy Robinson) tried to speak the truth.  The worst participated actively or passively (turned their heads).  The strongest?  Well, it seems there were no heads cracked or Pakistani men gone missing.  As the song goes, “they took the train for the coast”.
Joe and I cannot fathom.
3.  Cut cables.  A large cable cutter (Princess Auto for example) can be had for little $$$ layout.  Cutting a fibre trunk cable can literally cripple an entire city’s communication.  Note: all fibre trunks are redundant – some knowledge of routing required.
4.  Poison.  We won’t even give an example except to say security on water supplies / food preparation / food production in our part of the world is lax.
The list is endless.
Joe and I think that IQ + propaganda + ideology = chaos
We are still debating whether low IQ (or high IQ) is the biggest menace.
The point of our rambling rant on the subject of travel is this:
Be careful, be safe, have fun.
Take responsibility for your actions, your behaviour, your survival.
Never forget risk cannot be mitigated to zero.
A quote from Mad Dog Maddis –


Climate Change Redux
The following video presentation by Tony Heller from Real Climate Science is a nice accurate summary of the contradictions of Chicken Little’s friends over the past 40 or so years.
Click on the link above to see more of Tony’s calm rational analysis.
Don’t let the Chicken Littles frighten you!
The sun is master of the climate:


Government Mythology 101
Joe and I suggest the following process to be the best sober-me-up procedure ever.
Steps as follows:
1.  You realize your abysmal pathetic self absorbed drunken state – could be “drunk on happiness” or inflated self esteem, could be flying high due to being rewarded or recognized in a positive manner, could be following a great physical workout, could be you are pissed to the gills from an attempted overdose on expensive Scotch.  This procedure works on every “high” you can conjure.
2.  Realizing your condition, you must sit thee down in front of a computer screen.
3.  Click on the video below:

After watching you will realize the euphoria of the serotonin or dopamine induced happy happy from only 23 minutes ago is vanished.
Joe notes the extremely vehement argument about the veracity of Professor Antony Davies presentation (Duquesne University – Economics) in the comments section below the video.
To Joe this means Professor Davies is touching a raw nerve that jangles every reader / watcher right in his or her family jewels.  (Note: Joe means the real jewels, the gems, the $$$ (not the testicles, which is sexist, because women can declare they have testicles if they want and equality and political correctness because feminism)).
Next installment Government Mythology 201 – recovering from a murderous (fiscal) beating.
To be continued…..


Holy Chinesium!
“Social Credits”.
Sounds great.
(Joe says where have I heard that phrase before?)
An entire nation of 1.3 billion souls “governed” by an algorithm.
For those not so keen on behaving in the approved manner, “re-education” programs are provided at no cost!
What could possibly go wrong?
Joe says let me count the ways…..
For starts, who will write the algorithm?
Who will ensure the maintenance, updates, revisions, releases of future algorithm “adjustments”?  You know it will need it.
Who will be accountable when the algorithm does wrong?
How do you challenge the algorithm without generating a “free” ticket to a “re-education” camp or prison cell?
That’s just for starts – you get the drift.
On the upbeat side, Joe says it’s an utopia for the ladies (as envisioned).
Before you get your wig in a knot, your panties in a twist, and cross your legs, hear Joe out.
It is fact that the XX gender will opt for security over liberty.  Not every time or every woman or only women.  Maybe not even a Paretto ratio (80 / 20), but in significant and measurable numbers.  The XY gender too, but not so much.
In terms of the “Big 5 Personality Traits”, this is a recognized gradient between men and women; a “Δst” (for change of security over time).  JBP on the subject here, and here.
The educated argue the cause / effect of biology vs culture vs IQ vs nutrition vs “Patriarchy” is the root cause of M/F differences.
Joe says wherever and whatever the source or cause, if women ran the world with unfettered authority, it wouldn’t be pretty.
That’s why doG (Nature? Cosmos? Le Big Bang? (there is no direct translation to the other official Canadian language)) gave women men.
Men are the foil.
(When Joe was young he thought that 1 man + 1 woman = 1 human being.  Joe was a naive treasure!)
Whatever you think of Joe’s analysis, watch this ABC Australia “report” of the digital Big Brother coming for the good folks who toe the government line and those who dare to be different.
Spoiler alert!  They are not treated equally:

China is an interesting phenomenon.
As a Nation™, China has the largest population of citizens of any nation on the planet.
This “fact” allows the government of China to insist there are unique issues and problems that The West© with “free trade” and “capitalism” and liberty and freedom and personal property and privacy and (the list is endless) whatever – well, The West® and Western Ways cannot solve Chinese problems.
China is Different™, because Commie Bastard©!
Mind your own business Round Eye…..
Joe says ah so!  Nice tlye!  What we have here is a logical fallacy –

I ask Joe, what is the fallacy?  China IS the biggest population of any nation.
Joe says what is a nation?  It is only people.
If it is only people, the people must have something which binds them together under the moniker of “Chinese”.  Or China.
That would be ethnicity, language, shared history, shared biology, some damn thing that binds you together against “the other(s)”.
There is the fallacy.
China is akin to the USSR in that it continues to hold captive peoples and areas that do not want to be a part of the whole.  Let us present a graphic identifying the  separatist states (movements) of China:
Those crazy Chinese badgers want Taiwan, and Korea, and the South China Sea, and Hong Kong, and making new islands, and (stay tuned for the latest development) until they dominate the known globe.  (Doesn’t this remind you of a so-called “Religion of Peace”?)
Like Joe says, it depends what you mean by “China”.
Joe says actions like invade, occupy, seize, suppress, annex, subjugate, subdue (and many other behaviors) bring China, North Korea, Cuba, and most of the Muslim countries to mind.  And the former USSR, too.  Any “country” who would shoot or detain their own citizens for trying to leave or restricting their mobility within the country has a serious collective psychosis, a cognitive dissonance of insurmountable complexity, a huge ideological wart choking their sanity.
The history of the West precipitated the most important and fundamental concepts about human existence.  Some of the biggest hits  –
The individual is the smallest minority.  The “rights” of the individual are universal and trump those of government.  Ergo, all law, written to address the concerns of the individual, is the bedrock of governance.
The right to speak freely.  Righting wrongs, resolving issues, clarifying understanding, addressing grievances, defining conflicting positions is difficult or impossible without free speech.  Indeed, “persuasion” becomes coercive / violent without the free exchange of ideas.
The right to private property.  The ownership of yourself and your productivity.
In the US of A, We The People limit the power of government.  The American Constitution is unique in that it defines the limit of government, what the government CANNOT DO.  It is unique in that the rights of the individual citizens come before the “common good” of the State.  A reality to be emulated.
Of course, reality and theory often collide.
Always the precipitate of “the human condition”.
And that, dear reader, is why Joe and I are theoretical Libertarians.


Joe’s Garage

Tom Sachs
I found a video by Tom Sachs (via AvE and YoubeTube) that rang true.
Plywood, the Queen of building materials:

Once a Day
Way back when Joe and I had to go to work each and every day, our diet was different than now.
For as long as we can remember, perhaps the last 25 or so years of working, lunch and breakfast were bypassed.
Office celebrations or holiday observations aside, most work days were a one meal event, always in the evening.
At home on the weekends breakfast with the kids or holiday times more than one meal a day was sometimes consumed.
We didn’t know the health effect or affect.
We didn’t care.
Our energy was good, our hunger pangs were non existent.
And so we went.
The following video attempts to rationalize the bridge between fasting and eating once a day.
Joe and I don’t know if the “science” is accurate.
However, if you can experience increased longevity, improved mental acuity, fewer medical pratfalls and save $$$ (because you only eat once a day) sign us up!:

Where Does Fat Go?
This video appeals because it talks about the chemistry / physics / math of processing energy in your body.
It also touches on the subject of CO2 as an important necessary component of metabolizing.
Bonus!  The formula for fat is extremely sexy!:

Compartmental Dilemma
Dr. Jason Fong presents the simple and basic metabolic facts via analogy – insulin is the traffic cop directing which reservoir (fridge or freezer) the energy you use is stored in or retrieved from –
Joe and I think this is the issue we have come up against in our pursuit of weight loss.  We have been stalled at our current 228 pound self although we haven’t altered our carnivore input significantly.  (OK, not perfectly accurate.  Deb and Morgan P. invited us over for a Christmas tree trimming and we succumbed to a delicious butter tart and peanut butter cookie orgy – two of each.  Our combined guilt (Joe and I) was well worth it)).
This Dr. Fong makes a lot of sense to us.
From the above graph of “Fridge vs Freezer vs Time”, one day makes a big difference in where you derive your energy, and in what format / state it exists.
As we stated above, our most productive days of work were done on one meal a day for decades.
In consideration of time, complexity, preparation, attaining foodstuffs, Dr. Fung says fasting can supplement any diet.  Just add fasting to whatever you are doing (examples below) –

Time to try the fasting faster than fast: fastest!:

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Joe’s Comment – Are you sure?  Let’s try….. from the sentence above in the gaphic: “The small dirty ugly old sleeping Italian striped red cotton thin bag was mine.”  Let’s try again….  “I cherish big fat juicy fresh pink split Kosher beef BBQing wieners.”  to “I juicy Kosher fresh split BBQing cherish beef fat pink big wieners.”
Maybe there is something to it.
I took a couple of semesters of Latin at Mount Royal College back in the day.  If I remember correctly, in Latin it matters not which order the modifiers occur in the sentence.  So English not!


Canadian Treasure – Rex Murphy
When you think the political climate in Canuckistan is beyond the outer limit of sanity, what can you do to throw yourself a Kisbee ring (flotation device)?
Joe says if your blood pressure is up, your breath is short, and you feel like testing your hand strength around the throat of a politician, famous or obscure, local or federal…. stop and give your head a shake.
There are good Canadians.
There are thoughtful Canadians.
There are hopeful Canadians.
And then there’s Rex Murphy.
If you’re feeling down take a listen to Mr. Murphy delivering a presentation at the Manning Centre in Edmonton AB.
As long as there are people like Rex with a platform to speak from, there will always be a future for Canada:


U.S. Border Shenanigans
Joe thinks that most Canadians DON’T get the majority of their news from the Internet.
And if they do, there is a long process of selecting sources, weighing the “bias” of what you see, making your own analysis, then determining your personal perspective.
Which all takes time.
And interest (in subject matter), too…..
He also thinks that virtually 100% of Canadians are NOT at the site of the news event, nor are they involved in the event in absentia.
Indeed, when they are at the site, like Faith Goldy (fired for her coverage of Charlottesville), they are scorned or demeaned for reporting exactly what they saw.
Joe thinks the true “journalist” is near extinct.  Those who still clutch the pearls of dignity and honor to their breast are hunted down, one by one, and ostracized or scorned out of relevance.
If there is a new (honest) journalist, it is a dirt person, minding his (or her!) own damn business, who gets caught up in an event without intent.
Joe is magnanimous.
He has instructed me to share the following short, sweet, and to the point overview of the entire mess (the “caravan” of “migrants”) from Brittany Hughes’ Reality Check (MRCTV (Media Research Center)).
If you think these potentially deadly hi-jinks are NOT a lefty/progressive/globalist political extravaganza designed to besmirch the United States of America you just might be a dolt (apology to Jeff Foxworthy).
Joe says if the U.S. of A. is such a hellish country, why are millions of people billions of people so envious that they would grind underfoot poor (and probably ignorant) dirt people from 3rd world “shit holes”, instigating illegal and illicit and dangerous action?
Is it the evil coercing the desperate?
Are some of the desperate also evil?
Could it be that life in a U.S.A. federal prison is better than the life these poor (and probably ignorant) dirt people experience in their own fabulous country?
My mommy didn’t tell me much about bad people.
And organizations of bad people.
Or what to do about it…..
She always said “David, if you haven’t anything nice to say, don’t say anything”.
Sorry mom, it’s damn high time I said something, anything.
How to help or what to do and what not to do is very perplexing:


UN Shenanigans
Cousin Delsie forwarded a link to the latest Stefan Molyneux “The Terrible Truth (about________)” de jour.
Seems the UN has grandiose plans for “migrants”.
You know, the “rights” of “migrants”.
Holy Mother of doG……
In December, at the behest of the UN, world leaders gather to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
“Regular” migration?
WTF?  (Note: substitute WTH for those reading who reserve a certain rancor for words from the wrong side of town).
Joe thinks the “rape of Nanking” was nothing compared to what the globalists intend for the Western cultures.
This will be cultural genocide – the complete and utter destruction of the Judeo-Christian marvel that is literally the engine of all progress in the world.
Does anyone anywhere actually think that diluting the West with millions upon millions of third world have-nots won’t be game changing?
These hordes of humanity are not high IQ Rhodes scholar wannabes.
They are desperate at worst, opportunist at best, and have little regard for the foundation of Western culture – the rule of law.
And what of the so-called “countries” these people are leaving.  Is this the future of human endeavor?  Africa produces the product (human beings) and the rest of the world imports them?
Holy Chinesium!
Joe says the West has not one damn thing to feel guilty about in terms of culture, or liberty, or free speech, or property rights.  It ain’t perfect but it is the best there is to date.  And because of free speech, it is always open to criticism hence revision or improvement.
What the West should feel guilty about is allowing the flight from all of these “countries” of their best and brightest.
If the best and brightest leave, the not stellar and dull are doomed.
Tucker Carlson interviewed Mark Steyn on Monday night.  Mark commented that there are more Somali doctors in the US state of Michigan than there are in all of Somalia.
That folks is a recipe for disaster orders of magnitude greater than now experienced.
Here is Stefan Molyneux explaining this UN “pie in the sky” masturbatory fantasy about global homogenization:


Hans Rosling
Joe and I have been following Dr. Rosling for over a decade.
He is a progressive lefty, but a statistician extraordinaire type of lefty.
His message is of hope reality.
The punch line?
“Poor women are not stupid.”
In this video, he predicts the fate of the world’s population should nothing change (i.e. different data / inputs).
Joe says good luck hoping for diminished delta inputs.
A well put argument nonetheless.
Hans calculates the world population will top out at 11 billion.
Watch and learn:

Addendum:  Hans Rosling passed away on February 7th, 2017.
Joe and I were fans of his refreshing presentation of data, and his bubbly enthusiasm for life.  We are saddened the world has lost a keen capable positive human enthusiast.
We used his TED and other presentations in workshops and staff meetings over the years.
A notable favorite was “The Magic Washing Machine“.
Alas, what he hoped for in the above video he did not achieve – more time among the living.
RIP, good sir.


Brigitte Gabriel
Joe and I love this woman.
Her life story (and that of Ayaan Hirsi Ali) is a clear message to the women of the western nations: get your head out of your rectal orifice and pay attention!
Brigitte says that she is the Anne Frank that survived.
Just ponder that analogy for a while.
She has wonderful charisma, high energy, and infallible logic.
Here she is interviewed by Dave Rubin:

As a special treat, here is the second part of the interview.
Joe and I agree; if you watch this and don’t fall in love with Brigitte’s heart and soul you might be a ghoul (further apologies to Jeff Foxworthy).
Although we are withholding comments about the interview style by Mr. Rubin, the irrepressible force for good of Brigitte Gabriel has our greatest admiration and respect.
See if you concur:


Joe and I are problem solvers.
We have what we think is a unique arrangement.
I go to Joe with a problem.
He does his level best (or plumb-bob best) to provide a possible solution.
If Joe don’t know, and I don’t know, the next step is to recruit down-the-line from Joe.  There are about 37 different identities in my head.  Joe is my main man.
I rue the times when Olaf the Berserker is summoned from the depths….
It is damn near impossible to think without another person to bounce ideas off or on, or around with, in real time.
What most people think is thinking is not.
It is merely regurgitation of previous information or experience or success or failure.
To actually think is hard work (to quote George W. Bush).
Because I like to solve puzzles / problems, Joe (my logical me) is on deck most of the time.
Joe and I are practically inseparable.  He is my go to guy.
You can imagine Joe’s reaction (and mine) to this beautiful allegory about Mars and Venus  (posted previously for sure).

Except when it is…..
Joe and I know how difficult communicating is; with yourself, with another person, and especially with the other (there are only two) gender.
Over the years, thousands and thousands of “conversations” have taught we that whenever you think you’ve mastered the art of synchronizing your mind with another (a la “grok” in Robert A. Heinlein speak – Stranger in a Strange Land) the bond is not lasting let alone eternal.  A miracle?  A curse?  A blessing?
We contend it to be all that and more.
What can be done to reverse exacerbate the problem?
Or is that inverse exacerbate?
Who says it is a problem?
Therein may be a clue…..
The following video is a treasure of hints.
Watch this little darling Gracie land a fish while talking and listening to her father (?) and grandfather (?).
They coach gently, don’t interfere, give plentiful verbal support, don’t harangue, help when necessary….. essentially, they treat her like a person.  A person having a new experience.  The damn fish was hard to land!
Six minutes of nail-less communication:


Joe’s Garage

This Old Tony
Very smart people are all over the Internet like white on rice (aka not brown rice).
Joe is a fan of AvE and This Old Tony.
Here’s This Old Tony building a CNC controlled Etch-a-Sketch:

Yacht Racing

Fasting vs Reduced Intake
Joe and I have passed the 40 pound loss number.
However, we have come to a “fat barrier”.
Continuing to eat as we have during the first 35 pounds has brought the weight loss to a standstill.
What is worse, we feel hungry.
When we were total meat / protein no carb no sugar we had no hunger.
Our search brought us to this info:

Fact vs Fiction
The name Mary Babnik Brown meant nothing to me or Joe up ’til today.
A fact(?): the Norden bombsight, a major advancement in precision placement of munitions dropped from a bomber, had a most interesting association with Mary – the cross hairs in the sight were blonde hairs from the head of Mary Babnik Brown.
Who would have thunk?
In addition, MBB was offered compensation for her contribution.
She declined, saying it was her patriotic duty.
Her hair when she cut it was waist length, measuring 34 inches.
She received a commendation letter from President Ronald Regan in 1987 on her 80th birthday for her selfless action.
As with any war story, there are counter arguments and factual inconsistencies.
However it is, fact or fiction, an interesting story to be sure.

Logging Without Helicopter
Joe says if you ever wondered how in the wide, wide, world of sports you get a 125 foot long pole (log) out of the bush WITHOUT a helicopter, this video is the answer to that question you never formulated.  You are welcome!:

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