Sunday Rant – 0723


Joe’s Comment – In this Sunday Rant, there is a continuation of the on-going COVID aftermath.  It will be part of this rant until all the guilty are judged and punished.  Which might be a while.  Get used to it.
February has been mild so far, and that suits me fine, although I would be tickled if it were 80° F every single day.  Or hotter.
I think I may have been born about 49° latitude too far north.
Glossing over the above pictures / memes as a summary of the week, I’ll recap.
Nature is not your friend.  Nature is not your Mother.  Nature is the sum total of all living things vying for the resources they need to survive and procreate.
There is always competition for those resources.
Nature doesn’t give two figs if you live or die or find another way.
When I was a young man, I thought the best adventure would be to be dropped off in Spring somewhere in a forest with a select collection of tools, food, and resources.  The challenge would be to make it through the next Winter living off the land.
It was a masturbatory fantasy.
As a young man, I didn’t have anywhere near the skill set I have as a soon to be 74 year old man.
As an almost 74 year old man, I’ve got moxie, but my body ain’t what she used to be (old gray mare reference).
I think the above graphic is accurate for most folks, no matter what age.
Which leads to the middle statement – it stands true.
I find most daily interactions with my fellow citizens less than ecstatic, less than fulfilling.  The balancing act is to optimize your time in order to pursue your own path, not that of others.  Like taxes, some time is lost to maintaining a cultural presence, i.e., earn your daily keep.
Finally, my damn knees are killing me.
Today especially.
I’d best talk to Dr. Shoal about some shoe inserts.
My career as a zombie would be pathetic – I can’t even do the old Chinaman shuffle.


Full steam ahead: New major oil sands project to proceed as producers build for the future


Who will be the Republican candidate for President in 2024?
How about Mike Pompeo?
Joe and I don’t think Trump would be able to do what he did, although to continue his administrations activities would be a good thing.
We also don’t think Ron DeSantis is ready yet.
Mike Pompeo is a powerful option.
Joe and I like the work he did for Trump.
We like his strong stance on foreign affairs.
We like his hard line on immigration, the drug trade, and justice for traitors.
John Stossel does an excellent job of interviewing Mr. Pomeo.
A terrific way to while away an hour – fast paced and highly interesting:

Peter Zeihan
Mr. Zeihan doing his hustle in Shreveport Louisiana a few days ago.
Joe and I can’t get over this dude’s hubris.
What we hear is a giantenormous ego mentally masturbating in public.
That said, the details and data he presents stimulates our interest.
Could it be that obvious that Joe and I can’t see it at all?
Or is it entertainment, plain and simple?
Our jury is out.
We will continue to listen over time and see if ANY of his predictions bear fruit, i.e., is true.
If he is partially accurate, good times for North America and North Americans.
That includes the Beaners, too:


COVID Fallout

Robert Malone
Joe and I are a fan of Dr. Robert Malone.
Not so much a fan of Dave Rubin.
This interview is a walk through the time of COVID response and hysteria from the perspective of the inventor of the mRNA gene therapy technology.
Clear evidence that the government and medical community plus the Big Pharma companies were in cahoots, were misleading and misinforming the public, were suppressing the good doctors, sometimes with legal or professional punitive measures, and were totally involved dollar wise with hoodwinking We The People.
If you have a resentment burning in your mind for the perpetrators of the absolute sham of the last three years, you might spend the time watching:

Dr. Meryl Nass
This good doctor has lost her license to practice medicine because she dares to question what has happened in the three year timeline of the COVID hysteria / CF.
Thanks to Myrna F. for the link.
Joe and I don’t know the history, but Ms. Nass tells a compelling story:

Joe’s Garage

Elon Musk – Project Highland
Some weeks ago, in Sunday Rant – 5122, Joe and I remarked that Mr. Musk’s accomplishments reminded us over and over of the achievements of Henry Ford.
The scope of what Mr. Ford was able to do, despite monumental resistance and opposition by competitors, was orders of magnitude beyond his detractors ken.
Joe and I have our opinion on why that was so, which we may share later.
It seems that we weren’t alone.
Other folks noticed a pattern and made their thoughts public.
In the following video, the author speculates somewhat to undergird the parallels in development of Henry Ford’s manufacturing machinations:

A motorcycle marque Joe and I had never heard of until Monday this week.
Very unique.
4 cylinder in-line exposed valve single overhead cam engine with a detached transmission and shaft drive.  The frame is made of flat bar steel.  It has a hard tail.  It was the first motorcycle to employ telescopic front forks.  The control actuators (throttle, lights, etc.) are one of a kind in operation.  A sweet Dutch treat.
Joe says he would drive one.
Joe can’t afford a Nimbus.  See for yourself:

A lovely presentation by Dr. Zoë Harcombe at the LowCarbDownUnder conference in October of 2022.
She has built some important graphs featured in her presentation.
This talk covers all aspects of nutrition, a bit of history, and some of the politics involved in misleading the people of the world about nutrition.
Dr. Harcombe is the newest nutritional hero for Joe and I:

Dr. Zoë Harcombe 
Ivor Cummins, the intrepid statistician, endorses the following Dr. Harcombe presentation to the UK Parliament in 2019.
This is an early analysis by Dr. Harcombe designed to appeal to the politicians she was addressing.
More evidence that the truth is out there, is being spoken, but those who could change the equation either refuse or decline to make the truth known.
Joe and I liked this short but very meaningful presentation:

One more of Dr. Zoe Harcombe.  Same info, slightly changed presentation.  The timing is between the first and second video (one year ago).
Joe and I can’t get enough.  We had to watch three because she talks so fast we only caught every third word:

American Road Trip
Joe and I saw many of the vehicles that we grew up with in this trip through the ’50s and ’60s.  The compiler was a GM fan, we think.
Lots of “in situ” photos with the folks that drove or owned the vehicles.
Joe and I like seeing the people, not just the machines.
We prefer portrait photos to landscapes.
History is more meaningful now that we are close to the end of our own:

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