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Joe’s Comment – Between cartoonists and We The People’s sense of humor, I laugh out loud every single day.   This dude’s smirky grin leaves me speechless.  As ZZ Top puts it, they got a lot of nice girls there:

 

Gun Rights – A Passionate Speech
Joe and I have seen this video many times over.
We have never included it in our Sunday Rant.
This will fix that.
A video from April 7th, 2018 at the Greensboro TN city council meeting, shortly after a mass shooting.
Politicians – Federal, State, (National, Provincial), city, community – all feel a need to do something.  Do anything.
It never dawns on them that if there were a solution, it would have been implimented.
Furthermore, the only “solutions” are theoretical: Yogi Berra time (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is).
Explanation below in “Our Take”.
Generally speaking, from our years of observing politicians in action, they do the wrong thing by compelling the only people who listen to them to limit their freedom.  Because criminals don’t listen, don’t comply, don’t care.
For all that it matters, no one listens.
Mr. Mark Robinson tells it like it is.
A well spoken passionate diatribe:

Gun Rights – A Thoughtful Analysis
Daniel Greenburg talks about the elephant in the room re: gun control.
Two words, starting with the letter “C” (not the “C” words that Joe uses so profanely) offered as a theory.  A long, written analysis as proof.
Both from pundit Daniel Greenfield at his website Sultan Knish.
The words are “CRIMINAL” and “CRAZY”.
You can read his article here.
A teaser passage from the article –
There are two ways to cope with mass shootings and killings.
We can work to turn our societies into giant prisons in the hopes of impeding that 0.1% of the population which is inclined to violence over drugs, deranged fantasies or the Koran from shooting up malls, ramming cars into crowds, setting off pressure-cooker bombs or flying planes into skyscrapers.
Or we can get rid of that 0.1% and actually have a free and safe society.
We’ve tried turning our country into a giant prison while failing to protect our borders, crack down on gangs or stop the psychos. And the experiment has devastated virtually every major city, cost tens of thousands of lives, made flying miserable, and brought our country to the brink of destruction.
Maybe we ought to try common sense instead.”
Joe and I place this well argued analysis by Mr. Greenfield in the nice try but impossible catagory.
Institutionalizing has been tried.
It failed.
For reasons Joe and I explain below.

Gun Rights – Our Take
Joe and I will now expound on the dynamic duo mentioned by Mr. Greenfield (crazy and criminal).
In the days of our youth, Joe and I remember mental institutions in our world.
Mental health issues are a family and friends reality.  What happens if the problem is larger than the capacity of a family (we’re talking nuclear family, friends, community)?
Enter the dragon government!
As Calgarians, the closest large government controlled mental health institution was in the town of Ponoka AB, called the Alberta Hospital (for the Insane), it opened in 1911.  A variety of now abandoned procedures and practices were de rigueur, including the new (at the time) practices associated with the ideology of eugenics.  The Blair Report (1967 – released 1969) precipitated legislation which resulted in Alberta leading Canada in de-institutionalizing care for mentally disabled persons and adopting a community based model.
note: the above links are to a Canadian eugenics history website, and as such focus on the practices and procedures of the ideology of eugenics.  They ask the profound question: What sort of people should there be?
Joe has a mouth and mind full of answers to that question, some of them repeatable in polite company.  In the above links, we found W.R.N. Blair’s conclusions about I.Q. and mental health (re: Indian and Métis people) very interesting.
For Joe and me as young impressionables, there were always kids in our classes who were clearly unable to master the simple tasks-at-hand, such as reading, writing, arithmetic, or the nuances of social interaction.  We called them retards.  Not to their face.  That wouldn’t have accomplished much at all positive.  Especially for Joe and me.
As an old man, Joe and I observe that the pendulum of compassion has swung so far to the weeping bleeding prostrating heart nihilistic left that the streets of Los Angeles, San Franwacko, Portland, and even our little piece of heaven (Vernon, BC, Canada) has a(n increasing) population of persons who do not follow the norms of society, or acceptable societal behavior.  To reference the Founding Fathers, these people are neither virtuous or informed.  Some of them are retards…..
By the by, the early 20th century categorization of mental capacity in relation to IQ was moron (51 – 70), imbecile (26 – 50), idiot (0 – 25 IQ).  The link is to a summary compiled by Campbell M. Gold in 2011 (very peculiar read!).  He also comments on the catagorization used today –
Today the classification system has been made one category broader, and the moron, imbecile, and idiot distinctions have been replaced with “mild”, “moderate”, “severe”, and “profound“retardation. Moreover, diagnostic factors, in addition to “IQ”, are also employed when classification is made.”
Which would be fine and dandy if IQ were the only measure of mental health.
The fact?
Mental health is an issue for the idiot (profound retardation) and for the genius/near genius (IQ 150+), and for every living soul along the way.
So much for the crazies.
What about the malevalent; the terrorists and criminals?
Ideology now enters the calculation, not as a variable but a constant.  That is, a constantly variable something.  Ideology is often represented as a “logical solution”.  It is nothing of the sort.  Ideology is emotional tsunami-ism.
An Islamic terrorist (Islamic because the Koran and Hadith and Surah) has a “logical” and “sane” foundation for his/her/its behavior.  The case for sane and logical rests on some mighty shaky ground.  Or mighty stable ground: where, oh where can that be?
A run-of-the-mill terrorist likewise has his “logical” argument.
All of the so-called “Lone Wolf™” crackpots, too.
Joe and I tend to group terrorist and criminal together for the sake of arguement; at our peril.
So, what about criminals?
Joe has his own definition of criminals: “a criminal is a free-run socialist”.
Filling his (or, not so frequently, her) dance card at random from the cornucopia of the surrounding culture.
How organic!
note: on many search requests we made (example here via DuckDuckGo), the number listed as a cut-off for “borderline mental retardation” is 70 –  84 or 85 IQ points.   85 IQ points is one standard deviation from norm, which is 100.   Not coincidentally, the average for prison populations is 85 IQ points.  Which is also the average for North American blacks.  Is it possible the political uproar about the incarceration rates of races being non-proportional may be based on a rational fact, a reality?
From studies of prison populations and the correlation/causation of IQ to criminal behavior, a number has popped up: 85 average IQ.  Is it so?  Much argument for, against, undecided.
There is argument that nutrition, environment, genetics, culture and listening to crappy rap music are IQ factors, too.
Joe says if all of those can/do/may influence IQ then they sure as hell can influence behavior.
Much like the description for climate in the 2001 IPPC report (“The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long term prediction of future climate states is not possible“), Joe will now attempt a semi-plagerized, somewhat paraphrased coinage of a description of the human condition.
Here goes!
A human is an infinitely complex multi-faceted non-linear organism existing in conscious, sub-conscious, and unconscious dimensions simultaneously in real-time, and as such the accurate prediction of long term human behavior is not possible” – Joe Mekanic.
The motivating force (when behavioral outcome is deemed beneficial) is charitably called “free will”.
When the outcome is condemned (universally or not) great effort is expended to guarantee risk management is zero.  Everybody knows that is not possible.
But an armed citizenry, well trained, equipped with “virtuous and informed” moral ammunition is the most effective risk reduction tactic possible.
So say Joe and I.

Gun Rights – Facts to Ponder
Joe and I stumbled into this video out of the blue.
The YoubeTube algorithm screwed up in a good way, we surmise.
From 2011, an impassioned argument (in a second language no less) from General Peter van Uhm, Chief of Defense of the Armed Forces of the Netherlands, explaining why he chose a gun as the tool of his career.
This argument is the only argument which is proven to keep the criminal and crazy and whomever in check.  Implemented with control and checks and balances, in the name of law and order and freedom and liberty, it is demonstrably effective.  Joe hopes eventually affective, too:

 

Jericho Green
As promised, at least one JG per Sunday Rant.
Joe and I love every single profanity and crystal clear thought.
This man calls it like he sees it:

 

Prager U
Dennis Prager & Co. are taking on the elephant in the room.
The Prager “501(c)(3)” is sueing YoubeTube.
Here’s the story:

 

Candace Owens – Andrew Klavan
Joe and I enjoy Candace’s interviews.
We are big fans of Andrew Klavan.
What better way to spend our limited time in this corner of the universal reality than a one hour listen:

 

CO2 Explained
A numbers approach to explaining the real reason behind the carbon dioxide witch hunt.
Spoiler alert – the Globalist Movement™ has a grand plan.
Globalists and Globalism will not work for the very same reason Socialism will not work.
Once again, with feeling……
The climate crisis isn’t.
Carbon dioxide is the gas of life.
Carbon is the sixth element on the periodic table.
Sneaky shit power hungry globalists should quit while they are ahead:

 

Rock History
Joe and I were avid Led Zep fans, back in that time.
An early LZ performance of “How Many More Times”:

Joe and I much prefer the LZ studio releases, i.e., the albums we bought on vinyl, on tape, on CD.  Captured our tiny rebel without a clue heart.
We don’t have time for LZ at 70 years young.
However, we DO listen to Pink Floyd.
Especially the recent (2016) Live at Pompeii performance.
David Gilmour is a guitarist extraordinaire.
We are saving up our pennies nickels to buy a copy of the Pompeii DVD:

Again!:

 

Joe’s Garage

Unique and Rare
The website “Barnfinds.com” is a fantasy island retreat for gear-heads like Joe and me.
We have a notification subscription so that we can ooooh and aaaah and imagine all we want having the good fortune to see and read about such rarities, much less find one (or more!) in your back yard.
This particular vehicle is unique in all Ford-dom.  The story is an entrepreneur thought putting a diesel engine in a Ford truck might be something FoMoCo would be interested in capitalizing on, so he put a diesel engine in a new ’76 F250.  Before he could pitch the idea to Ford, he died!
Joe says shades of foreshadowing the coming of Hillary Clinton aka Cankles.
The engine chosen was a Nissan/Chrysler SD33 and the transmission a Chrysler 727 –
This is the truck.  Today, in 2019, it has a total mileage of 460.8 miles.  The asking price is $35,000 USD…..
Lots more interesting viewing at the Barnfinds.com website.

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Joe’s Comment – A wonderful week.  Fine weather, demonstrable progress on several projects, good people around.  Life in the Okanagan summertime!

 

Prager U
A new PU vignette featuring philosophy professor Paul Copan, explaining why the statement “true for you but not for me” is valid.  Or not valid (where you head at homey?)  Watch and he’ll tell all (thank you Ms. E. Thrasher):

Another Prager U that Joe and I took advantage by seeing.
Our live-in grandson is 8 years old.
As an 8 year old he is very confident (as long as the sun shines – nighttime is another story) and self assured.
Also argumentive.
To the point of insurrection.
As the video description states, family psychologist John Rosemond offers some useful tips on how to get the little barbarians to listen:

 

Jericho Green
Joe says let’s have a Jericho Green rant every single week.
Sometimes two.
That works for us.
This well done rant is racist in many folks eyes.
That makes Joe and me racists too, and damn proud of it.
We love his tag line.
I try to be done with the Left, but they just won’t let me!“:

 

Paul Joseph Watson
PJW has been marginalized by Google/Facebook/Twitter/younameit.
For Joe and me, that is a badge of honor.
The World® needs more witty ascorbic intelligent British polemics.
PJW, since being ostracized, has only become more witty ascorbic and intelligent:

PJW’s YoubeTube channel has a lot of “shithole” videos if all y’all want to be seriously depressed.
Joe says sooner than later the low IQ and mentally ill people will have to be addressed as a group identity that cannot fend for itself, a group which is a catastrophe of human misery.  That will be the test of our Western Cultural© superiority.  How do you care for those unable to care for themselves?
As a contrasting perspective, here’s co-founder Mat Best of Black Rifle Coffee Company telling his story of personal development.
Self sufficient, self motivated, successful, gung-ho.
Joe asks the question: did Mat Best become best via the Army Rangers, or was it his destiny to excel?  Watch and judge:

More stories at the Black Rifle Coffee Company YoubeTube channel.

 

Joe’s Garage

Rocket Lab
Things just keep getting better.
If anyone ever thought that centralized government with central planners and centrist experts could be a solution to all problems (say in the tumultuous days of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century for example) they get a pass.
It was an idea worth a try, a noble attempt to stem suffering and conflict and war and et cetera to the nth.
Zoom ahead to the 21st Century.
How could anyone in the world continue to have this “flat earth” one answer to all issues belief?
In light of the advances, both technical and cultural, since WWII, the greatest achievements have been made in a (more or less) highly competitive (more or less) free market (more or less) capitalist paradigm.
Here’s one example.
Rocket Lab is a company which provides launch services for smaller satelites and payloads.  They are enjoying success by offering proven reliability and frequency of launch: quick and efficient turnaround.  They also offer a program called “Rideshare” which partners payloads from different customers to reduce cost.
The workhorse of their launch vehicles is named “Electron”.
In an effort to improve turnaround times and reduce cost, they are experimenting with a recovery process which will enable re-use of the Electron first stage rocket.
The competitive environment which has spurred technological development in the West relies on an open market, private property, and freedom of association.  More importantly, it requires government to stand back and let the genius of what Adam Smith described as individual ambition serve the common good.    The following video is an enactment of how the system will work.
Cheap, simple, reliable.  That’s the way forward:

The above was snagged from The Silicon Graybeard, article here.

Major William Edwin Dyess
An interesting documentary about a man who didn’t exist.
As in “Top Secret” super covert can’t acknowledge the existance of.
Joe thinks this stuff is scary and special all at the same time:

 

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Joe’s Comment – Amen brother Calvin.  Oh! for the life of a nihilist.  Sounds carefree and gay (not the sex kind).
It didn’t fit.
I’m leaning toward responsibility and bearing life’s burden with a cheerful demeanor.  Try it.  Feels good.

 

Dr. Patrick Moore
This Canadian hero wins our highest award, the “Johnny B. Goode” certification.  You know, from the song:

“He could play a guitar
just like ringing a bell
Go, go,
Go Johnny go, go, go!
(repeat exactly as required)
Johnny B. Goode.”
Patrick Moore’s “bell” rings more clear, with more precision and terseness each and every discussion, presentation, conversation.
Canadian heroes in the first and second world wars came out of the wood-work to help the civilization re-set the gyro of human culture.
When the conflicts were over, these great Canadians rejoiced, disbanded, and returned to their pre-conflict lives.
Q.E.D.
Dr. Patrick Moore is one of the Canadian heros who literally came out of the woods to do the same during crazyness in a (more or less) peace time world.
The crazy hasn’t abated.
He’s still ringing his bell.
Here’s a recent example of a conversation with Friends of Science:, where Dr. Moore exposes the “journalists” for the criminal error of biased reporting.  The reference to Dr. Susan Crockford as an expert on polar bear data is rudimentary to finding fact.  When in question, find someone who knows!:

Another from the same interview:

The Friends of Science symposium “Polar Bears and Solar Flares” was in April 2019.  Here is the presentation by Dr. Susan Crockford.  By the way, Dr. Susan Crockford works from the University of Victoria, another Canadian hero: modest, unaccustomed to the spotlight (so says Joe), passionate about her work, and more importantly, telling the truthfacts:

Another featured guest at the symposium was a favorite of ours, Dr. Willie Soon.
Dr. Soon’s energy, passion, and humor crack Joe up seriously.
His research and data analysis is world-class and world-leading:

This event was hosted by Friends of Science in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the Red and White Club.
Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”, Act 2, Scene 2, Launcelot.
“Truth will come to light”.
The remaining days of scaring the children with CO2/Climate Change horror stories are numbered.
Joe and I are happy.

 

Jared Taylor
Joe and I could be labeled racists by some people’s definition.
Why?
Because we listen to Jared Taylor enunciate facts.
Hell, we’re already IQ elitists.
Racism is only a shot away (Rolling Stone reference):

It’s twue!  (Madeline Kahn says so….):

Jared Taylor has been enunciating the facts for decades.
He receives beaucoup de opprobrium for his efforts.
Seems the gentile class just don’t wanna hear the facts.
Joe and I want to hear the facts.
Then we want to think our thinks.
Only then do we make assumptions, judgements, and predictions.
Because no one is looking out for us like we do.
After all, we’re only human:

Another Jared Taylor video, being interviewed by a Polish journalist.
What he says is factual.
Are these facts also truths?
Can a duck fart?
Is there an obligation to speak facts and truths freely; freedomly speak?  Surely “free speech” protects every speaker’s right to broadcast their thoughts and beliefs, whether factual and truthful or not.  If there is a “right” to “free speech” which protects any speaker from legal prejudice, surely speaking fact and truth is not verboten: those who do speak truth and fact are also protected.
If the facts are truths, and free speech spreads the facts, which are true, then will not the truth set us free?
If the truth shall set us free, why don’t we speak truth all the time?
Conversely, why was this interview banned?
Joe and I need a cup of tea to think this through:

 

Child Abuse
Joe and I are adamant: child abuse is an unforgivable offense.
Cousin Delsie sent me a link to the one and only Jericho Green.
This guy talks like Joe!
Which prompts Joe to ask when will the good people of our society run out of cheeks to turn?
There is a world of difference between respect and abuse.
As Jericho points out (so tactfully) if America is such a terrible country, why not leave, emigrate/migrate to where it is better?  And if we don’t protect the children from lying liars, they will become unwitting lying liars, too.
No lie…..
Waiting for a reply:

 

Jeffrey Epstein
Joe and I can’t feel much empathy, sympathy, remorse, or elation at the “suicide” news.
It is common knowledge that sexual predators whose victims are children are short-lived when jailed in a general lock-up environment.
This unworthy was in solitary, and under “suicide watch”.
Perhaps Joe and I misunderstood the meaning of suicide watch: perhaps it means they watch until the prisoner commits suicide.  Hadn’t thought of it that way had you Sparky.
When this thoroughly unscrupulous immoral letch was apprehended, and his story became front page news, we thought his days numbered.
The forces of evil are quick to turn on their own.
Joe wonders if Las Vegas odds-men had a number on Epstein’s remaining days?
While the truly irredeamable evil people live, no “witness” is safe.
Paul Joseph Watson says somewhat similar sentiments:

Our crass conspiracy-leaning suspicious little pea brain (Joe says it ain’t him, and I sure as hell ain’t him, too) can’t help but put one and 4 together to make eleven-forty-sixty-two –

 

Jordan Peterson
Dr. Peterson makes another Prager U video for our edification:

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