Sunday Rant – 4822


Joe’s Comment – Well, well, well!  The advance of Winter Madness is obvious in me.  Haven’t broken down into a blubbering puddle of self pity yet, but given time and shittier weather, who knows?
Cabin Fever has not set in yet – I’m suffering an old wound; a right knee tendon problem – I’ve been immobile for almost two weeks.  It’s warm indoors.  And there is warm cream tea, too.
Consequently, lots of time to surf the Internet.
Lots of time to think.  Low vitamin D3, high remorse…..
I am composing my long list of annual cock-ups, mistakes, broken promises, and failures.  I expect the list to be completed before the end of the year!
The corrections and solutions not so much.  That will be a carry-over, I reckon.
I’m still staggering around the yard, looking at the projects unfinished and blocking the driveways.  The Massey MF30 Industrial tractor has proven useless in the snow.  I haven’t found a set of chains yet.
The BobCat Farm Boy still isn’t running.  It looks like this –
It is a smaller version of the BobCat 743 I sold earlier this year.  The engine is a Kohler M18S gasoline fueled twin cylinder.  Mine is in worse shape than the above photo – haven’t been able to start the engine due to no wiring continuity.
And the weather hasn’t been cooperative.  The hand wringing an pearl clutching continues unabated.
I am highly allergic to frostbite.
If this weather continues (and what kind of fool would think otherwise?), I expect the Sunday Rant will devolve into long-winded self pitying philosophical rhetoric  with no resolution.  Much like the proverbial motivational statement –

I can only hope the inspirational words of Edna O’Brien take root in my little pea brain.  The Universe is the Great Frontier.  Lots of room, spacious.  I just wanna fly, as Mr. Sugar Ray insists.  Romantic mumbo-jumbo aside, and lyrics be damned.  I just wanna fly!:


Quick Dick McDick
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to Canada and the world has been a busy fellow.
His videos are a grass roots view of modern western Canadian farming.
There is an opportunity opening for him to promote himself and his views – his popularity is spreading.
Joe and I wonder what changes will occur.
Using logic (Joe’s specialty), there are three possible outcomes – no change, change for better, change for worse.
Other Canadians who have been subjected to the roller coaster ride of fame include Patrick Moore, Jordan Peterson, Tim Ball (RIP), and many entertainment personalities.  Joe argues these men survived the temptations.
Then there are people like Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, who have not risen to the challenge in favorable light.
We wish QDMcD all the best.  His videos over the years have been true blue – we consider him to be a humanist and a political centrist (a little to the conservative side).
This video expounds on his current and near future events and plans:



Dance you mutherfuckin’ assholes

The Truth About Ivermectin

COVID Amnesty
When Joe and I read about the article in The Atlantic titled “Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty“, our lovely mouthful of creamy tea shot out our nose.
The bare-assed bald-faced faux-innocent audacity of the progressive left leaves us flummoxed and gobsmacked.
And dismayed.
Emily Oster wrote from the heart, from the emotional maelstrom of the progressive mind-beast that brooks no objection and shoulders no responsibility.
Having been caught out in lies, tyrannical mandates exposed, coercion hysterically ramrodded and implemented despite serious constitutional infringements ( we had to, the sky is falling, “the science”), the about face of “forgive and forget” is an apostasy of enormous concern.
As Joe says, what will stop the Chicken Littles from a repeat performance when they are “triggered” by a perceived NEXT TIME?
Either we live under a rule of law or we don’t.
None of this in-and-out, on again off again, we control the switch bull shit.
Do Joe and I forgive our doctor and other health providers, our Canadian medical authorities, the Canadian government officials at any level, the Canadian financial community, the murderous main stream media deceptions and lies, or the businesses who kowtowed to the tyrants and imposed their own version of tyranny?
We are not alone in our contempt of the abuses of power, the abuses of science, the abuses of logic, and the worst of all, THE ABUSES AGAINST FREE THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION.
In the words of the woke progressive child-abused figurehead and poster girl, Greta Thunberg, “HOW DARE YOU!”
Well, Greta, we saw just how much they dare, and we don’t like it, no sir!
The Rageaholic is angry and loud, just like Joe.
He is also cogent, intelligent, and well spoken in a rage-y kind of way.
All admirable traits Joe approves (and wishes to emulate).
Here is the Rageaholic’s reply to a pandemic amnesty, and all who would be excused.

Dr. Elizabeth Bright
Fat Fasting
Joe and I are researching the effects of “fat fasting”.
The idea is to maximize the interaction of cortisol (highest in the morning – starting about 2:00 a.m. and peaking in the early morning) with stored fat management.
This video with Kelly Hogan features Dr. Bright.
The discussion of fat fasting begins about 15:30 in the video.
Good advice from Dr. Bright:

Iodine and Fat
The following video features Dr. Bright with some advice about nutrition.
Especially important to women.
As the title implies, eating fat and making sure iodine is included in your food is a sure way to improve your overall health.
Dr. Bright connects iodine and cortisol with thyroid function and overall health.
A wealth of information:



Stefan covers the Canadian trucker’s protest judicial shenanigans.
Joe and I get a Swedish perspective from this excellent man:


Music Break


Joe’s Garage

AI Update
An interesting series of AI projects and AI realities.
Then, a heaping helping of what is to come:

Feral Pigs
Last year we embedded a video of a rat infestation in Australia.  The rats were in the hundreds of millions and caused an incredible amount of damage.
Seems there is a similar problem in Texas every year.
Feral pigs cause big problems.
This video shows some hunting techniques that are used to reduce their numbers.
Joe and I expect these feral pigs are much like coyotes in that they are mostly diseased and toxic.
We think the bicycle horn is a stroke of genius!:

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Joe’s Comment – Another week of premature cold with snow.  Decimating.
Self reflection and doubt are two moods this early Winter weather brings.
Plus a left pivot accompanied by a loud click-crunch in my right knee has brought the mighty to his other knee.  Damn!  Buggered knees are a pox…..
Lots of muttering and argument with the 37 idiots, morons, and retards in my head.  Supplementing vitamin D3 @ 4000 I.U. with a C kicker.
I never get a flu.  Haven’t had a cold for years.
Must be the carnivore diet.
Despite encouragement and self motivational energy of heroic dimension, I’d like to hibernate until April.
Gotta clear out the shop to load it with winter projects.
Aiming higher indeed…..
Great Expectations might be my Winter theme –


Health Stuff

COVID Feedback

After Effects of COVID Vaccines
The data coming from funeral directors and parlors is thought provoking and frightening.
The entire modus of keeping records, gathering data, and statistical analysis of such is to approximate risk management.
The objective of risk management is to reduce horrendous surprises that make life more difficult or dangerous.  Or end life altogether.
Joe and I ask whether cause and effect is now considered politically incorrect.
We also maintain that “money” is only fiscal wealth; it is an avatar representing wealth.  The value of money flows and ebbs.  Does that mean wealth flows and ebbs?  We say no, “real” wealth does not.
The actuarial folks at any insurance company or statisticians worth their salt can make a best guess of what is happening.  At the least, they would notice an anomaly, give it further scrutiny, and analyze future impact.
That is risk management.
Where is the risk management with COVID?
Out of sight is not out of mind:

Dr. Robert Malone
The good doctor has a few things to say about Bill Gates and his involvement (some say meddling) in pharmacy and medicine.
Specifically COVID and vaccinations.
And money.
Lots and lots of money……
He also talks about the world-wide response to COVID, talks about freedom, talks about the fate of humanity.
What in the world is the world coming to?
Dr. Malone is a hero:


Mental Health and Diet
Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. Georgia Ede take the time to discuss the effect of diet on mental health.
Joe asks, can it be true that the old adage “you are what you eat” is a literal truth?
Low carb, high fat, no processed food, few vegetables, no fruit is a good start:

Dr. Ede continues to promote a healthy proper human diet (PHD h/t Dr. Berry) despite constant push-back from established government and big business.
Nutrition science needs to go into overdrive and catch up with the needs of humans.
The following video is titled “The Mainstreaming of Nutritional Mythology”.
All those myths about saturated fat being bad, about meat causing heart attack, about fiber being essential, about vegetables, fruits, and nuts supply all nutritional needs…. all these claims are unfounded myths.
Who originated and promoted these myths?
Joe and I invite you to watch and learn:


Joe’s Garage

Brittany Force
The top fuel title for 2022 goes to Brittany Force.
It is her second top fuel title.
She has the top 10 records set in top fuel.
What an amazing racing family!:

Data Transmission
Joe and I remember our first Internet connection way long ago in Oyama BC.
It was a dial-up type modem over regular telephone infrastructure.
Maximum speed was 56 Mb but never achieved.
You know, a minute or two to download a picture.
That was 25 years ago.
From the Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) comes news of data transmission rates up to 1.8 Pb/s!  Article here, and here, and here.
In other words, one million billion bits per second.
Fast fact – that is twice the total global Internet traffic presently occurring at any moment today – from a single source!!!
Current optical transmission is single mode source – the laser is operating at a fixed frequency output.  To match this speed would require a thousand devices.
How the higher speed is managed is by using multiple frequency output.
This was accomplished by using an optical chip that multiplies the laser output into a number of frequencies.

Texas Beeworks
This lady is amazing.
Her name is Erika Thompson, and she is the principal of Texas Beeworks.
Joe and I don’t fear bees, but we would be a tiny bit nervous picking up a handful of buzzing busy bodies.
Joe likes the cut of her jib:

Auto Funnies

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Joe’s Comment – The weather threw a spanner into the works this week.  The ground is frozen.  The snow is a foot deep.  I’m moderately pissed that the weather gods didn’t bless us with a mild Autumn up to the first day of Winter.
Here’s how I think – if Winter comes early and stays, all you have to look forward to is more of the same.  A brief warming (the Okanagan version of a Chinook in Calgary) is accompanied by anxiety that the snow and cold are definitely in the future.  March is the change month, when any snow or cold is grudgingly endured because by mid April the weather breaks with the first month of Spring.
Hence the above memes.
They both made me snort.
Cold weather and snow and ice are not part of my good times philosophy.
I’m easily distracted, procrastinate endlessly, and complain when appropriate.
Project completion tends to zero.
Social graces, of which I have a bare minimum, reach the bottom of the barrel.
Today, Sunday, was sunny but cold.
April is a long way off.
I have to pee…..


Quick Dick McDick
QDMcD is on the road with personal appearances ’til the end of the month.
He took the time to trash Turdeau and his government.
Joe likes QDMcD for his pure country Canadian self:


Elon Musk on Population
Overall, the birth rate for all of humanity (best estimate) is dropping precipitously.
There are very good reasons to believe that we may be living in a time where the most human beings alive at once is now and may never be exceeded in the future.
Elon has nine children.
A man who stands behind his philosophy:


Neil Oliver
Mr. Oliver makes an interesting connection between Egypt in 1400 BC and today.
His warning is that even though the tyranny of today seems ensconced, it will not live past the demise of those who brought it.
Joe says that’s not entirely comforting.
Joe and I wonder if the “brown shirts” will be coming door to door in our lifetime:


Joe and I squirm uncomfortably at the idea of a fungus taking over our life.
Call us callow about the ways of the world if you will.
If life is a recruitment, we didn’t sign up for this!
We are quite willing to take our chances with wolves and bears and snakes and such – our mental acuity will compensate for our physical shortcomings.
And, there is also run like hell or hide inside or shoot to kill.
The very concept of tiny little life forms manipulating Joe and me like some sort of giant meat puppet makes us gag.
Cook all your food!
Eat meat!
Don’t eat insects or cats!:


Health News

Anthony Chaffee
Dr. Chaffee thinks plants are out to kill you.
No, not YOU specifically.
But definitely you if you try to eat them.
How does this calculate?
It seems that plants, unlike animals, cannot exhibit “fight or flight”.
That is, they can’t take a high speed hike if they are threatened.
They can fight.
How they do it is with a chemical cornucopia of poisons, toxins, and various organic/inorganic substances that may wound or kill the poor schmuck gnawing on the plants deliciousness.
Joe says damned if this young whippersnapper doesn’t make perfect sense!:

Dr. Peter McCullough is being systematically canceled for his resistance to the COVID jabs

Expert Explains Cancer May Be Metabolic Disease, and Shares a Cure



Seasonal Music

There is one line in this magnificent music by Santana (featuring Rob Thomas) that means the world to Joe and I (considering the current weather) –
Man, it’s a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun
The rest of the song is an anthem about attaining the love of a certain woman.
The loss of Summer still stings…..
Joe and I would settle for a foot or two from the midday sun.
You know…. toasty….
Just sayin’:

Joe and I have been mesmerized by the flute playing of Jerry Eubanks of the Marshall Tucker Band.
Here’s a good example:

A young guitarist named Luke McQueary plays with Kelley’s Heroes.  Here’s there version of Ghost Riders in the Sky.
Joe says Mr. McQueary is the Stevie Ray Vaughn of rockabilly:



Joe’s Garage

Origins of Precision
From an incredibly interesting website, Machine Thinking, is a video that traces the attempt to standardize measurement of distances over the centuries.
Joe and I are speechless.
Accuracy to a millionth of an inch?
Christ on a Moped, we feel amazing if we manage +/- a thousandths:


Demo Man
Nothing better to cheer up a down in the dumps weather broken Canadian than a demolition video, starring lots of big structures and lots of high explosives!
Joe and I couldn’t be trusted with detonating materials at the best of times.
In an early winter situation such as this week in our hometown, we’re unstable just thinking about blowing things up:

When Joe and I were kids, a “sleeper” car was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  A typical sleeper would be an unassuming family sedan with nothing out of the ordinary showing it may not be stock.  Street cred, you know…..
The following video is the finale of a build by PowerNation, a ’77 Ford Granada turned into a sleeper with over 500 hp at the rear wheels!
Complete with vinyl roof and opera windows:

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