Sunday Rant – 3522

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Joe’s Comment – Summer is winding down, although there is still 3+ weeks on the calendar until autumn.  I’ve been working hard and enjoying the weather, trying to store up enough vitamin D and trying to warm my old bones enough to get through another Canadian winter.  Yes, a winter in the Okanagan Valley isn’t exactly 3 months of forty below Fahrenheit like some provinces we know.
But for old guys who have grown allergic to cold and feel offended when the water on the ground gets hard and slippery, Canada is a paradise for less than 4 months of the year.
The above meme about tinfoil hats needs no explanation, so let me be a provocateur to make a point.
The absolute bull shit of the last 2.5 years pushed by big governments, local governments, big and small business, the legal system(s), the policing forces, the financial systems, Big Media, big social media, Big Pharma, government medical systems, your own goddamn doctor, dentist, banker, lawyer, and any assholes who swallowed the fake “pandemic” line, my question to you is “DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING?”.
I have been an angry man most of my adult life.
Not in the sense of fear, but from my perspective that morally just behavior is a last resort for many people who know better.
That ain’t right…..
Is it a coincidence that criminals find Jesus in lockup or on death row?
I’m with Steve Bannon on this point: there are no conspiracies, but there are also no coincidences.
There are three conflicts: man vs the elements (nature), man vs man, and man vs himself.  From my perspective one of them is more tragic than the other two.  More toxic, more deadly, more evil.
Man vs man is an aberration.  The last century bore witness to 100+ million innocent people slaughtered by their own governments according to people who study such things.  There is a line that must not be crossed.
What will this Winter bring?
I’d say I’m prepared and ready, but it would be a lie.

 

Quick Dick McDick
Not to put too sharp a point on it, but the “specialists” in Ottawa who think they know what is best for the farming community in Canada should shut up, sit down, and watch a few dozen episodes of QDMcD, an organic ambassador (naturally occurring) for Canada and Saskatchewan.
Then, just maybe, they will have an inkling of how sophisticated farming is, who is doing it, and how it provides for everyone who eats.
After that, it is incumbent the political class does the least damage possible with their lust to meddle where they are hopelessly over their heads.
This episode of QDMcD excellence is called “What Is Silage?”.
In Joe and my early days, all this work was done on grandma Winniski’s homestead by hand, with local hired help and family “volunteers”, and if you were better off than most, there were horses and/or tractors to save backs.
At the tail end of this excellent “documentary”, you will see the QDMcD silage team – we counted 8 – celebrating a job well done, Saskatchewan style.
There are many Ub2b channels telling the story of where food comes from.
This is one of the best, out of Tuffnell Saskatchewan:

A companion / complementary QDMcD video titled “Beefin’ Around”:

If you are a human reading this Sunday Rant, do the world a favor and forward the Ub2b channel of Quick Dick McDick to all your “betters” who know so much more than you what is good for you!  Forward this link – https://www.youtube.com/c/QuickDickMcDick
Who is Quick Dick?
Simon Frazer University has a program called “Conversations That Matter”, hosted by Stuart McNish.  In this 2020 video Stuart interviews QDMcD:

 

COVID Aftermath

Praise for the Unvaccinated
Chris Sky gave a speech in Ottawa during the so-called “pandemic”.
The footage for this video is from that speech.
According to Indianinthemachine, the author of the spoken words is unknown.
Joe and I remain unvaccinated.
We remain healthy.
We haven’t forgotten the crimes perpetrated against “We The People” by the authorities.
We also haven’t forgotten the personal snubs, and the illogical arguments used as proof, nor have we forgotten the lack of rigorous research on the part of most acquaintances, friends, and family.
We haven’t forgotten the betrayal by our personal “medical professionals”.  Our search for a doctor and dentist who have my best interests at heart continues…..
There are many memes, many data points, many researchers, many professionals who warned against the lack of rigor in testing the one size fits all “solution” on the human population.
Many more researchers and professionals who produced real data regarding the efficacy of existing medications “reassigned” as treatments for those who were ill, or as a prophylaxis.
Some of the unvaccinated adopted the title “Pureblood” to describe their COVID vaccine/booster status.
Joe and I don’t use this descriptor.
We were vaccinated decades ago for smallpox, for rabies, for diphtheria, for a plethora of real and imagined threats to public health.
We did what we do, and will continue to do so.
Which is, analyze the information we receive, assess our coordinates in the current environment, and make the best informed choice of paths to take for our self.
To do otherwise would be shirking our personal responsibility to our self, our family, our community.
As Mr. Murikami, our grade 8 science teacher used to say, “Don’t be such a moan baby!”  That was his admonition to those who shirked doing the work of thinking about the problems and puzzles he presented for our soft brains to digest.
We add don’t be lazy.  Don’t rely on others to make decisions that are solely yours to make.  Don’t defer to “authority” unless their direction and instruction is clear, logical, well informed, and non-coercive.  This includes the thug arm of Canadian governance, the Raw Carrots Mashed Potatoes gang (RCMP).
Canada promotes itself as a “Constitutional Democracy” relying on the “Rule of Law” to guide behavior.  Yet, at the first sign of change, all laws are ignored.
A cognitive disconnect at the very least.
Despite our semi-hardcore theoretical Libertarian mind-set, Joe and I see the following video as an endorsement to all who declined the COVID vaccination.
And a vindication.
It is confirmation that your choice, however derived, was the correct path for you.
Nothing more, nothing less.
How patronizing…..
The government has no business telling you what to do in matters of health.
Those decisions are yours alone.
Hopefully you will have adequate and factual data and information to choose your path.
Good luck and doG speed:

Naomi Wolff – COVID Skeptic
Liberal author and well respected lefty no longer has the support of the Far Left.
She is a journalist.
Apparently telling the truth while being a journalist is not reason enough to break step with the Left – she has been highly critical of the government response to COVID-19 – and has suffered for her lack of loyalty.
She has suffered the vitriol, spite, character assassination, scorn, and hissy fits of the berserk hysterical Left Establishment.
Will it be enough for her to cross over to the Right?
Joe doesn’t think so.  She’s lived and been copiously rewarded in her leftist big city cocoon life.
Recently she and her husband left the city to their property in the country.
Perhaps living among the mud peckers and dirt people will help her see clearly:

Health Canada Child Abuse
Joe and I cannot forgive and forget.
Child abuse is unforgivable.
Don’t ever forget.
These assholes must live in a vacuum.
The entire world knows better.
Not the Turdeau government:

Once again, with feeling, we ask…..
What is the acceptable “collateral damage” these Nazi Scientists have in mind?
What is the “Holy Grail” they seek?
Joe and I feel that any answer given will be insufficient.
May they all burn in Hell.

 

Chief Rainbow Socks (aka Justin Castreau)

Jordan Peterson on the Prime Minister of Canada
Joe and I honestly feel shame that out of damn near 40 million Canadian citizens, this flaming asshole is our Prime Minister.
It is painful to hear his voice.
It is impossible to understand his platform.
We don’t think he’s out of his mind like the gangster Joe Biden.
We think Mr. Turdeau is evil.  And delusional.
Jordan Peterson shoots from the shoulder without losing his cool.
From Australian news source Sky News:

 

Joe’s Garage

1928 Studebaker
Joe and I grinned all the way through this video from DeBossGarage.
What an amazing combination of this and that to produce a totally unique machine.
Talk about outside the box.  The man who imagined, planned, designed, scrounged all the parts, and did “97.5%” of the build is a furniture salesman.
His Ub2b channel is called “Snap1843“.
If “cool!” means chilly, Snapper’s Studebaker Commander is liquid nitrogen.
We are gobsmacked!:

Old Smokey
Another video from DebossGarage.
The Pike’s Peak hill climb was run in less than good weather this year.
No new records were set.
The record for diesel powered vehicles was set in 2020 by Old Smokey, a 1950 Ford F1.
Old Smokey didn’t beat it’s existing record this year, but no other diesel did either.
Rich talks to some of the builders of diesel and electric powered vehicles trying to beat the mountain.
Joe says if we were driving that course we’d want a parachute:

DFI (Ducted Fuel Injection)
The optimum output of diesel engines is compromised by the direct relationship of combustion temperature with production of nitrous oxides.
Because nitrous oxides are considered to be a “pollutant” and a “greenhouse gas”, current diesel technology is hampered by regulations restricting NOx emissions.
Otherwise, diesel engines would increase their efficiency by higher boost, higher burn temperatures, and no exhaust gas recycling.
Work being done by Charles Mueller, a combustion scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, using similar technology to Bunsen burners, is claimed to reduce soot production in diesel combustion at lower temperatures.
This will render the current expensive and complex DEF systems unnecessary.
A graphic from the above link –
The following video from “Dust Runners Automotive Journal” explains:

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Joe’s Comment – It has been a week of double-take couldn’t be true you can’t make this stuff up are you shitting me?…..on the political front.  Hence the above memes going every which way but loose (a crappy Clint Eastwood reference).  I wouldn’t have brought it up, but I’m feeling much like Clyde the orangutan – along for the ride and the treats, but not knowing bupkis about anything specifically or in general.
I think that Huw Davies was on to something…..
What I do know is that Summer is waning, I’m hopelessly behind in my Summer projects, I daydream continuously (warm weather = relax and smile and dream), and I really don’t give too much of a damn.
I still see people all over town wearing a mask.  When the government comes to sit on our heads in the late fall with the latest non-fag specific all inclusive “pandemic”, I hope these folks give me a pass and remember that I didn’t insist they take off their face coverings….. because I won’t be wearing one when the next mandate floats down the putrid river of media deception spawned by the government toadies at the behest of their Masters.
My attitude is fine, considering the lies and deceptions and half-truths and misdirection of the last two and a half years.
The following music appeals to my STEM self.  I do love a good frequency when I hear one.
Much better than the chattering retards occupying the Main Stream Media “news” desks and talk shows.  This 11+ hour celebration of 528 Hz doth soothe the savage Joe:

 

Corruption and Tyranny
What are the major differences between the FBI and the Stazi (East German “secret service” – now defunct)?
Joe’s opinion is this: the only difference is time.
In time, with more power and more alignment with politics, they will equal and surpass the infamously legendary Stazi in cruelty, inhumanity, venality, and crime.
The desperation of the Democrat Party in America is so brazenly blatant only the truly oblivious ideologues cannot see their radical left corruption tainting the country every single day.
Whether Democrat malfeasance and fraud caused the current politicization of the FBI or the Democrats merely  recognized an equally corrupt organization and joined forces with them is moot to us.
We say investigate the FBI, punish the evil-doers, and re-organize the function to a more transparent model directly responsible to We the People, and The Constitution.
With any luck, come November of 2022, the Democrat Party will face a comeuppance.  Would that the guilty face justice…..
Joe and I have been Tucker Carlson fans for over 20 years.
Mr. Carlson is at the height of his career.
His outspoken perspective is precious and rare, and is a target of the Left and of the Biden Administration.  May his strength and humor never falter.
Go Tucker, go!:

The words of Lord Acton have stood the test of time –

 

SpaceX Rocks!
Joe and I saw this short clip recently, of SpaceX’s SN10 landing.
The actual event was in March 2022.
Somehow we missed this amazing event.
The rate that space capable vehicles are advancing, we may live long enough to see men on Mars or a colony on the Moon.
As we used to say in the day, fan-fucking-tastic!
The cost of space travel continues to decline.
It is way beyond the likes of Joe and me, but declining nonetheless.
You can look at this from two perspectives –
1.  Mankind is a million years old – not too impressive for so long in the doing…..
2.  Mankind is a million years old – an amazing accomplishment that will lead to Humankind as a space-faring species!
Joe and I are of the second persuasion.  The dreams of our childhood, reading Tom Corbett novels in the stinging winter cold of Elliot Lake Ontario.
Go Elon go!:

 

Quick Dick McDick
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to The World (and Canada, too!) presents “The Tuffnell At Ten” news program.
Joe and I are in agreement about Quick’s analysis of Canadian political lunacy.
“Send the asteroid.  I’m outta here….”:

 

JBP and Daily Wire
Jordan Peterson has joined forces with The Daily Wire.
Specifically, Dr. Peterson has added his voice to Daily Wire+.
Joe and I speculated on what each entity brings the other…..
Here’s JBP to ‘splain everything:

 

COVID Follow-up

The Coutts Alberta Blockade
A documentary has been released which presents the facts of the stand-off between the truckers, farmers, and supporters who were protesting versus the R.C.M.P. and government representatives who all wished it wasn’t happening.
Worth the time to watch no matter which side of the Rubicon you dwell:

Uninformed Consent
A view of the inhumanity spawned by the government hysteria regarding the so-called pandemic.
There were direct deaths from whatever.
There were direct deaths from vaccination.
This video concerns itself with some of the more tragic aspects of government overreach.
The introduction of the video is a grief stricken Vancouver man telling how his beloved wife committed suicide.
It was her inability to cope with the insane pressures and mandates the BC government imposed that would end her career if she chose not to comply.
I hope this man sues the BC government until it collapses.
Joe and I have nothing but empathy for a man left behind:

Note:  Should the hot link fail, the title of the documentary is “Uninformed Consent”.  A search with a web browser will find it pronto.

 

Joe’s Garage

Densified Wood
In World War II there was an amazing aircraft built by de Havilland with an air frame constructed of wood.
It was a world beater, first class.
This segment isn’t about the fabulous Mosquito.
This segment is about wood.
The University of Maryland has discovered a process whereby wood can be “densified” permanently.
Densified wood is tough and light and surpasses other building materials in strength, but when in a humid environment, the densification leaves the wood.
Enter Liangbing Hu, the scientist at U of M leading a team of researchers, who have made permanent densification possible, without extreme cost or complex process.
Read the article here.
A summary of the process (from the linked article) –
Their simple, two-step process starts with boiling wood in a solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium sulfite (Na2SO3), a chemical treatment similar to the first step in creating the wood pulp used to make paper. This partially removes lignin and hemicellulose (natural polymers that help stiffen a plant’s cell walls)—but it largely leaves the wood’s cellulose (another natural polymer) intact, Hu says.
The second step is almost as simple as the first: Compressing the treated wood until its cell walls collapse, then maintaining that compression as it is gently heated. The pressure and heat encourage the formation of chemical bonds between large numbers of hydrogen atoms and neighboring atoms in adjacent nanofibers of cellulose, greatly strengthening the material.
OK, got the general drift.
A couple of videos to flush out some detail:

Joe and I speculate how awesome the Mosquito might have been with densified wood.  Lighter, then faster.  Tougher for sure.  Patrick Moore is still the best oracle of future direction.

3D Printing of Metal
Finally, the proof of the pudding is here.
The folks at “Titans of CNC Machining” showcase a 3D printer manufactured by TRUMPF – the TruPrint 2000.
Bloody miracles!:

More from Titans of CNC.  The part made above, that is impossible to build conventionally, is cut exactly in two pieces, using an ONA CNC machine.
Joe gets a tent in his pantaloons thinking about what he would do with these machines.
For sure it would include Ford truck parts!:

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Joe’s Comment – well, it has been quite a week in politics.
Akin to Kabuki theater
Much drama, much emotion, much action, much ado about zero…..
The sorry excuse for a Prime Minister in Canada continues down the trail of climate insanity.  No one gives a single shit (except me – I’m proud of my moniker of “fringe person” as bestowed by Chief Rainbow Socks in his own words during the Trucker’s Protest).
Joe Biden’s politicization of the FBI caused a faux pas of gargantuan magnitude by “raiding” former president D.J. Trump’s personal residence at Mar-a-Lago when a simple subpoena would have sufficed.  No one gives a single shit.
The Ukraine / Russia conflict is no longer newsworthy.  How many innocent souls have been maimed, displaced, impoverished, or killed?  No one gives a single shit.
The farmers in Holland and Canada are being squeezed out of their livelihoods by politics, not science.  No one gives a single shit.
The shelves in the stores in my little town of Vernon are starting to show bare, and the cost of goods is steadily rising.  No one gives a single shit.
Shades of “Drinking With Bob”  (Bob Thompson):

What’s next, what’s next, what’s next?
Winter for sure.
Economic recession / depression.
Real hardship for millions of doG’s children all over the world.
For no reason other than the farce of politics.
The words of Charles Krauthammer ring true –
From the introduction to his excellent collection of essays, “Things That Matter” – “………. Accordingly, this book was originally going to be a collection of my writings about everything but politics.  Things beautiful, mysterious, profound or just odd.  Working title: There’s More to Life than Politics.
But in the end I couldn’t.  For a simple reason, the same reason I left psychiatry for journalism. While science, medicine, art, poetry, architecture, chess, space, sports, number theory, and all things hard and beautiful promise purity, elegance, and sometimes even transcendence, they are fundamentally subordinate. In the end, they must bow to the sovereignty of politics.

Politics, the crooked timber of our communal lives, dominates everything because, in the end, everything – high and low and, most especially, high – lives or dies by politics. You can have the most advanced and efflorescent of cultures. Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away. This is not ancient history. This is Germany 1933.
………….Turns out we need to know one more thing on earth: politics – because of its capacity, when benign, to allow all around it to flourish, and its capacity, when malign, to make all around it wither.
This is no abstraction. We see it in North Korea, whose deranged Stalinist politics has created a land of stunning desolation and ugliness, both spiritual and material. We saw it in China’s Cultural Revolution, a sustained act of national self-immolation, designed to dethrone, debase and destroy the highest achievements of five millennia of Chinese culture. We saw it in Taliban Afghanistan, which, just months before 9/11, marched its cadres into the Bamiyan Valley and with tanks, artillery and dynamite destroyed its magnificent cliff-carved 1,700-year-old Buddhas lest they – like kite flying and music and other things lovely – disturb the scorched-earth purity of their nihilism.
Politics is the moat, the walls, beyond which lie the barbarians. Fail to keep them at bay and everything burns…….” – pp 2
Life is complicated.
Preparing for a hard rain is a stoic enterprise I pursue, but don’t want to accept intellectually.  The rise and fall of fortune is a gamble we all have to endure:

 

 

Quick Dick McDick
Once again, Saskatchewan’s ambassador to the World and the rest of Canada makes sense of daily life:

 

Chinese Economic Bamboozlery
The fools who admire the robust dynamic “turn on a dime” (we’re talking to you Justin Castreau) Chinese Communist Party economic model might do themselves a favor by watching this analysis by Bill Whittle:

 

Humor As Medicine

 

Joe’s Garage

Closed this week.
Working on ’76 F250, ’77 F150, ’86 F250 Dually.
Pictures to follow.

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