Sunday Rant – 3222


Joe’s Comment – Another great week in Paradise!  In weather like this I could loose an arm and laugh it off.  In the Winter if I got a hang nail it was the end of times…..
I’ve received criticism for various and sundry aspects of my existence over the three score and thirteen years I’ve occupied my time and space in this universe.
I can’t say every single observation and comment isn’t without merit.
My personal Weltanschauung includes the observations above.
Although I’ve struggled for jingle most of my life, money is merely a maintenance item in my world.  Enough to pay the bills and ease the road for self, family, and friends is more than plenty.
With weather like it is this week, a few projects making headway, and no one too pissed at my antics – that is a slice of Heaven right here in the Okanagan.
Which begs the following question –
Is life fair?

No, life ain’t fair.
As a wiser than I person once explained to me, it’s not what happens to you that counts, it’s how you manage what happens.
A person’s character is developed over time.
It is a struggle to improve yourself.
It is a walk in the park to fall into the abyss.
An improvement of any measurable degree is something to celebrate.
The lifelong improvement battle continues……


Quick Dick McDick
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to the world shares some summer relaxation activities enjoyed in small farming communities.
Joe and I choose small town life every time:


Jordan Peterson and Michael Yon
A very interesting conversation.
A condemnation of the Canadian version of Main Stream Media.
A condemnation of the Canadian version of governance.
Lots of salient and pertinent information for the coming hard days:


Fertilizer Wars

Ivor Cummins
Mr. Cummins is a world class statistician.
He was spot-on with his analysis of COVID hysteria from the get-go.
In this video he analyzes what in the Wide Wide World of Sports is going on with the fertilizer bullshit (pun intended):



Dr. Miki Ben-Dor
Joe and I were alarmed to learn that for the last 20,000 years (give or take) the average size of the human brain has been shrinking.
There are multiple theories proposed to ‘splain this phenomenon.
The increased consumption of carbohydrates from plant sources combined with a reduction of fat intake from animal sources is a strong contender for being the cause.  Eat your meat!  And make sure it is fatty!:

Uncle Roger / Gordon Ramsey
Joe and I love steak and eggs as a treat, a staple, as part of a “proper human diet”.
The renowned chef Gordon Ramsey demonstrates a “Texas Style” steak and eggs meal preparation, critiqued by good old Uncle Roger (aka Nigel Ng).
Joe and I prepare ours without the vegetative mess:



Canadian Health Care
Joe and I are not convinced the government health care Ponzi scheme in Canada is world class.
We are old enough to remember a time when there was none.
Do not confuse the advancement of technology and medical knowledge as a function of government control.
“Universal Health Care” is a crock of shit.
The argument that a two (or more) tier health care system is NOT equitable therefore not legal in Canada is a crock of shit.
Jasmine Moulton (True North) in her presentation notes that in 2017 over 200,000 Canadians sought medical treatment abroad.
To Joe and me it is obvious.
If you can afford to seek treatment abroad, then you don’t need a “Universal” system.
These folks do not burden the government system – they relieve the system of the burden they would create!
Don’t bull shit us that Justin Castreau gets the same medical attention and treatment as the overdosing street person seeking help at a “clinic” in the downtown core during rush hour in Vernon BC Canada.
Don’t you dare.
Here is a poor but helpful metaphor.  Or allegory.  Or parable.  You know, a simple story that shines a light by giving an example by comparison.
Wealthy folks buy Rolls Royce vehicles.  Or exotic vehicles.  Or expensive electric vehicles.  What do their vehicles do?  They consume energy while carrying the wealthy folks wherever their vehicular destination might be.
Poor folks buy used vehicles.  Or abandoned/gifted vehicles.  Or Chevrolet vehicles.  You know, not the best of the best.  What do their vehicles do?  They consume energy while carrying the poor folks wherever their vehicular destination might be.
Ideologues shun vehicles altogether.  They bicycle, or walk, or ride a donkey.  What do their alternate transport modes do?  They consume energy while transporting our dear precious ideologues wherever their heart desires.
That is equity.
Medical equity is NOT making everyone wait because there isn’t enough of the only kind available to satisfy demand.
Didn’t any of these assholes attend an economics 101 course in their sorry political lives?
Give Ms. Moulton a few minutes of attention.
You might learn something:


Musical Interlude

Gotta love the drama as well as the supremely gifted musicians.
That Stevie Nicks musta broke some hearts on her way to the rainbow:

This was and is always Summer time music for Joe and me.  This particular song reminds me of a long lost friend, Lindsay Brown.  RIP dear woman:

Another deeply personal Summer song that lasts all year:

A complement to the above Marshall Tucker Band song:

Another spiritual from a different perspective:



Joe’s Garage

Finley Ledbetter
A man on a mission.
He likes 1971 Ford Mustangs.
Joe says that isn’t quite accurate.
Finley obsesses over 1971 Mustangs, especially black Mustangs, especially high performance Mustangs.
Finley has been collecting them since 1973.
He and his wife, Joni own and operate the “Blue Oval Car Barn” in Mineral Wells, Texas.
The following video by Jerry Heasley (Ub2b channel here) shows Finley’s showroom, and a recent purchase of an original car in pristine original condition with only 18,300 miles on the odometer.
Joe loves to see these old cars in as good as original (or better) condition.
We appreciate stock / as purchased over any modified cars for the simple reason of posterity.
And, these were incredible machines from the factory:

Artificial Intelligence is here.
Ameca does a good job of diplomacy between the living and the electronic:

More about progress in the robotic world:


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Sunday Rant – 3122


Joe’s Comment – This has been a fabulous week.  The weather was superb!
Hot, plenty cloudless, peaking in the ’90s every day…..
A great way to end July!
A few projects completed successfully.
A few not so.
Some other good stuff this week:
–  Elon Musk is terrifying the board at General Motors – he’s contemplating buying GM for $60 billion.  I love this guy!
–  Elon Musk has shot down Twitter just like Snoopy and the Red Baron.
–  I got my ’86 diesel dually running, and did a trip to Armstrong.  And back!
–  I started the ’50 Ford Fordor and moved it today for the first time in two years.
The rest of life this week is exemplified by the sloth strategy (above):
–  The cost of fuel, parts, food, and money keeps rising.
That idiot Turdeau is trying his best to piss off every class of mud pecker in Canada.  See QDMcD below.
–  Joe Biden and his criminal family are Teflon® coated – they could eat raw babies alive and the Media would point to Trump, or Putin, or stare dumbly at their shoes.
–  British Columbia is still advocating the vaccination of babies and children.  How much data does it take?
–  Tamara Lich is a heroine to me.  The Canadian Judicial system sucks dick.  Just what in the Hell does “peaceful protest” mean to the elite in Ottawa and the “halls of justice”?  Fuck Eastern Canada relentlessly.
So much for living in Canada, where the “Rule of Law” is just and paramount….
Or not.



Quick Dick McDick
This is the best QDMcD in some time.
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to the world weighs in on the latest hysteria from the idiots in Ottawa.
This video is about agriculture and business and land / production management.
It is also a political opinion.
As usual, QDMcD gets to the point, makes his case, provides data and examples, and by doing so, makes the noise from Ottawa sound like gibberish:

The arrogance of our political class has no boundary.
Joe and I wish these elected representatives would do what they were sent to Ottawa to do.
Global Warming is a trope disguised as license to control We The People.
So is the “war in Ukraine”.
So is gender identity.
For big “F” fuck sake, do your jobs and leave us mud peckers alone!
And you, Mr. McDick, keep doing what you are doing, ’cause you do it well.


Fritz Haber
The brouhaha about nitrogen fertilizer is  political crack-pottery.
Fertilizer is essential to supplement the lack of nutrients in over-farmed soil.
Fertilizer is essential to complement nutrients missing in soil.
Fertilizer is good.
Before the invention of chemically produced fertilizer the world was addicted to “guano”.  How addicted?  War over the control of guano islands is how addicted.  Four pounds of guano equal in value to one ounce of gold addicted.
Enter Fritz Haber, the inventor of the process that produces ammonium cheaply.
Ammonium is part of the nitrogen fertilizer cycle.
Fritz helped billions be fed.
Fritz also killed millions with poison gas.
If that ain’t enough to peak your interest, go fish!:


Patrick Moore Refresher
There are few Canadian heroes currently alive in the True North Strong and Free.
Dr. Patrick Moore is such a hero.
With his research and analysis, he has paved a path of sanity through the hog-wash that passes for “climate science”, whatever that might mean politically.
Joe observes that Ottawa has never invited Dr. Moore to come straighten them out.  I wonder why?:

Here is a TEDxVancouver  presentation from 2009.
He points out the geopolitical madness of Europe depending on Russian gas and oil.
He points out the frailty and economic disaster of “green” energy – wind and solar – while nuclear energy is boycotted.
He talks about the current energy balances (of 2009) – percentages of energy from nuclear, gas, oil, wood, hydro-electric, and green sources.
He forewarns the demand for electrical energy to power electric cars.
This was 13 years ago.
There are few “visionaries” whose vision(s) stand the test of time.
Dr. Moore is one of these rare and essential men:

This last refresher video is from a March, 2022 “Steamboat Institute” presentation.
The man is a rock solid scientist.  Canada should celebrate this man:


Tim Ball Refresher
Another Canadian hero.
Another warrior scientist.
The perspective professor Ball speaks from exposes the political machinations driving the climate / CO2 / green hysteria.
The following video is dated August 2019, but Joe and I know it is earlier.
During the presentation, Prof. Ball mentions the “hockey stick” / Michael Mann lawsuit being in the future.
Tim Ball won the suit against Mr. Mann in 2019.
No matter.
The information is a compliment to the words of Patrick Moore, exploring the political manifestations.  Another word that starts with “P” is Power:


Jordan Peterson
JBP is on a roll.
Joe and I think he is entering the political arena.
Or, he is simply critiquing the poor performance of the Liberal Party during the most recent cluster fuckery.
He predicts a decimation of the Canadian economy that will last 40 years.
Makes you kinda proud to be a “fringe minority” don’t it?:


Joe’s Garage

Dr. Thomas Seyfried
Anthony Chaffee interviews professor Thomas Seyfried.
Dr. Seyfried wrote a book titled “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer“.
This interview explores the good professor’s current understanding of the source of cancers (ancient genetic “memory”), and how current treatment misses the mark of curing cancers.
Once again, the excessive consumption of carbohydrates is identified as culpable:

The World’s Largest Organism
There seems to be a difference of definition about “organism”.
This first video is about a fungus named “Armillaria ostoyae”, or honey fungus.
DNA evidence turns up interesting facts, just the facts, ma’am:

But wait!
There is another contestant.
This video says the biggest organism is a tree.
Joe and I can’t prove otherwise.
Big mushroom.
Big tree.
Amazing DNA forensics:

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Sunday Rant – 3022


Joe’s Comment – The future for me as a theoretical Libertarian might be more of a challenge than I am willing to accept.  These times might be as Plato insinuated, times of rule by evil men.
What did I do to stop the evil?
Minding my own business seems to have been a flawed life choice.
My ideological Weltanschauung can be summed up as an equation:

the last 5 of the 10 commandments + the Golden Rule + the Platinum Rule = harmonious existence

Perhaps my “live and let live” approach is antiquated, or incomplete.
The incidence of busy-bodying and tyrannical interference is on the rise.
As is complete lunacy from the so-called elites, governments, global NFPs (i.e., W.H.O., U.N.), mega corporations.
To correct this myopia of thought on my part, more speaking of my mind seems appropriate.
My reckoning is if you can’t brook what is happening it is time to be vocal about the problems, and more importantly, suggest solutions and remedies.
Seems like hard work…..
Where to start?
Why, at the beginning, of course – with personal reflection and review of foundational beliefs.
Then it is attitude that will rue the day and the path:


Quick Dick McDick
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to Canada and the world, QDMcD, shares some irritating details about maintenance issues that arise when using machinery in your work.
Of course, the color scheme used for the name of the “unmentioned” tractor company is purely coincidental.
Also of course, that contradicts the observation by Steve Bannon that “there are no conspiracies but there are also no coincidences”.
You be the judge!:


Dynamic Duo!
Jordan Peterson has formed an alliance with Ben Shapiro (Daily Wire).
Joe and I have our own understanding of what benefits will anoint both parties.
We’ve watched a few samples to date.
The following is a powerful example of the good work we hope they will do – bringing reason and light to the young men and women who have been abused by our culture:


The advance of artificial intelligence is brilliant, unique, and frightening:


COVID Musings

Neil Oliver
“They’re pretending like it never happened”.
A Scots with an opinion.
Joe and I agree.
The stupid bastards think what they did was a success.
The agenda is to wash (pretend it never happened) and repeat:

On a broader focus, Mr. Oliver expands his critique of the powers that be:


Weekly Music Musings

Puddles is the master of the “mash up”.
A couple tunes you know, with strange words!
An amazing J. Cash imitation:



Joe’s Garage

Becerrillo – War Dog
Joe and I have never thought about dogs as weapons of war.
Boy, did we get an education.
The most storied of all is the dog Becerrillo, a warrior with the Spanish Conquistadores.  His name means “little bull”.
History has recorded that in one battle, Becerrillo killed 33 indigenous foes in 30 minutes.
The English Mastiff is a formidable warrior when trained as such:

Howard Hughes was fishing for government funds.
He built a 6,000 horse power wood plane (D-5).
Joe and I wish these flights of fantasy were preserved for all to see (thank you Ms. E Thrasher):

Cancer Facts
Dr. Anthony Chaffee interviews Professor Thomas Seyfried.
Joe and I suspect that the connection between ill health and nutrition / diet will be an important focus of research.
Will the “research” be legitimate?
Big Money is always involved.
The “Proper Human Diet” is more like preventative medicine in our estimation:

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