Joe’s Comment – Another very hectic week, with great weather, doing what I like to do. Summer in the Okanagan, when it is sunny, hot, and forest fire free, is a paradise. Vernon is a best kept secret, a fantastic place to live in Canada.
Not much mental challenge in this week’s rant.
Too busy doing to be busy watching – only early morning time to surf the Internet.
I had the opportunity to work on my Lincoln Town Car, and my Model A Ford this weekend. I resurrected two of my favorite Ford Explorers. And moved a half dozen vehicles around, mowed the grass, and drank cold water.
Lots of sweating in the sun…..
As Jimmy B. used to say, life is good.
Lots of memes and cartoons in this rant.
Not too much bitchin’, because all is well.
This is a long-form interview of Tucker Carlson by Russell Brand.
Joe and I are a fan of Mr. Carlson.
Not so much of Mr. Brand.
Nevertheless, an interesting discussion worth the investment of time.
Promoted as Mr. Carlson’s first interview since leaving Fox broadcasting, by watching you can intuit a great deal about both men.
Joe would like for Mr. Brand to slow the fuck down, and stop combining 10 questions into a rattling bumble bee buzzing cascade cannonaded from his pie hole. Slow the the fuck down!
Mr. Carlson is a pleasure to hear speak:
Victor Davis Hanson
This is part II of the life and times of Victor Davis Hanson, titled “The Contrarian Agrarian” (part I here).
As usual, Peter Robinson does a stellar job of interviewing Mr. Hanson, who Joe and I consider our historian of mention.
Very interesting world view.
Very very interesting facts, data, and connecting the dots.
Very entertaining, too:
Dr. Bill Schindler
Joe and I found this discussion very relevant and pertinent, too.
The bane of healthy eating is the introduction of technology, ever increasing, ever advancing, that produces more for less but often ignores nutritional content.
Modern agriculture is riding a particularly peculiar tiger.
In order to produce a field of grain or corn, it is mandatory to kill every living thing in that field that poses a threat to the crop being seeded.
The seeds themselves are the ingenious fantastic product of GMO – nothing wrong with that – improved over their “natural” form, designed by humans to exacting criteria and standards to perform as required.
And therein lies the bugaboo.
It is great folly to perfect something that you should not be doing at all.
A very interesting discussion, and not too long:
Of course, we went looking for more. Here is a video with Dr. Bill Schindler and Rina Ahluwalia from about the same time period. They discuss the evolution of the “proper human diet”, and give carnivore diet tips.
Pardon the pun, but Joe and I eat this stuff up: