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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Sunday Rant – 1421

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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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