Sunday Rant – 0623


Joe’s Comment – One week more or less of February behind me.  Much like last week, I’m a bit on edge because nothing has come completely undone.
The weather is behaving.
The projects I’m working on are under control.
The rest of life is allowing me the courtesy of enough leisure time to pursue my own interests.
My health seems stable – no swooning, no stumbling or falling, no medications, no sickness, no symptoms of illness.
I might be walking in a mist.
If so, it’s OK, but I’d much rather have the sun shine.
I’m grinning about the statement above from “Emma”, although I’m not quite 100 years old yet (haven’t felt the full impact), I empathize.   I expect the big difference is when I’m 100 years old, I will feel like that full time.
Canada is a disgrace, and I lay most of the blame on poor education and terrible politicians.  And people like me not doing more (or anything) to stop the direction the country has gone.  My only whiny excuse is until a decade ago, I had no understanding that corruption was so endemic.
Mind you, Samuel Clements has my basic reality pinned.
Older and foolisher every day….


Quick Dick McDick
QDMcD posts his third video on how oats is seeded, grown, and, in this episode, harvested.  A bonus – we meet Quick Dick’s brother, Dusty (The Dusty Wrench).
Saskatchewan and Canada couldn’t have more gregarious and personable ambassadors.
Nor could farming.
Quite a setup, the QDMcD home, home, on the range:

Dr. Patrick Moore
An interview Joe and I missed (the link below might not work.  Here it is if the link is inactive: click here.)
Dr. Moore has an excellent grasp of the history of temperature and carbon dioxide over the life of the Earth.  Not only does Dr. Moore express this history well for a lay audience (that would be me and Joe), he offers positive and productive future direction.
We give him the advantage in all “climate” arguments:

Ottawa ends up spending $450,000 per person on Calgary quarantine hotel in 2022


Victor Davis Hanson Commentary: Identity Politics Absurdities and the Ridiculousness of Reparations


China-iana (sp?) Chineseiana (sp?) Things Chinese

Three Year Collapse
Peter Zeihan is promoting the idea that China is in dire straights, facing a total collapse, a catastrophic collapse, of infrastructure and economic viability.
According to Mr. Zeihan there are so many frailties in the Chinese system the downfall or regression, is inevitable.
Joe reckons if this be true, Hong Kong will get it’s independence in a round-about way.  Maybe not officially, but in terms of reality.  And Tibet can breathe a sigh of relief.  What happens to the Uighurs may be tragic:


COVID Remnants

Ivor Cummins – Masks and Masking
Our statistician of choice, Mr. Cummins, puts the mask vs no mask argument to rest.
The “science” is in.  The data is in.  The proof is proved.  Of course, the morons are not convinced (Joe and I see them every day in our beloved small town).
Ladies and Gentlemen (and all others), this is an IQ test.  If you still insist on masks and masking, you are ignorant at best, stupid at worst.  You know, an idiot.
The legitimate reason for wearing a paper mask is NOT to protect against aerosol born viral particles, no sir.  Not even N95 masks can do so.  It just doesn’t work:

Thailand Questions Pfizer Contract
This is very big news.  Thanks for the link, Myrna.
If this is an accurate story, the domino effect will be world-wide.
Joe and I would like to think it is true, because we long for the day the perpetrators of the so-called “pandemic” are brought to justice.
It is time for the Emperor’s clothes to be recognized:


Joe’s Garage

Deepest Oil Well
The world’s deepest oil well, known as Z-44 Chayvo, goes over 40,000 ft (12 km) into the ground.  The well is located in Russia.  Here is a graphic to help understand the order of magnitude of this depth – link here.
In last week’s Sunday Rant (Sunday Rant – 0523), Joe and I were both flabbergasted that we had never ever challenged the concept that oil and natural gas were products of decaying biomass of previous time periods on earth.  We have wondered if there is a natural process beyond that long established story of “fossil” oil and gas.
While meandering and stumbling around on the Internet (randomly selecting links from various sources), we became aware of the term “Abiotic” which is an adjective that means “characterized by the lack of life or living organisms”.
We are now trying to square the circle.
How in the wide wide world of sports (Slim Pickens reference from Blazing Saddles) did biomass get 12 kilometers below the surface of the Earth?
Damned if I know.
Joe says it now makes sense regarding the Athabaska tar sands, and the Labrea Tar Pits.  The source of the oil is moved under pressure from deep in the earth to the surface, much like a volcano, but minus the molten rock, poisonous gas, and blasts of debris into the atmosphere.
Back to deep wells and deep drilling.
What is the crust composed of, and what are the surprises?
The following video is based on the Kola Superdeep well that reached 12,262 meters (40,239 feet):

Abiotic Oil with Jerome Corsi
There is an entire chemical process designed to produce synthetic fuels, called the Fischer-Tropsch Process, developed by German scientists during WWII.  Why did the German government underwrite this expensive method of manufacturing fuel for their war machine?  The answer is they didn’t have access to ample quantities of crude oil, but they did have coal.  The lack of cheap energy was a factor in the German loss of WWII.
Which begs the question – is there a dearth of crude oil?
According to Jerome Corsi (and many others), no, there is no dearth of crude oil.
The reason being crude oil is NOT a product of decaying biomass from days of yore.
Contrary to all you have been told, crude oil is produced naturally and abiotically (without living organisms, in the absence of life).  Read a brief overview here.
An overview in the following video:

How does this FACT influence world affairs, all levels of politics, all levels of finance, of development, of progress, of the transition of third to first world countries in the past, now, and in the future?
What are the implications to global climate, to “green energy” sources, to the rise and fall of billionaires?
In Mr. Corsi’s latest book, “The Truth About Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change”, all these topics and more are analyzed by Dr. Corsi.
The video below is from Odysee, and Joe is having trouble embedding it in the WordPress format this rant uses.  Here is a link in the likely event the embedding attempt fails: click here.
Worth the viewing for an alternate perspective.
Joe has been wondering for years how the US of A can consume 3 million barrels of oil a day, and the total for the world is over 97 million barrels a day, and the world has been consuming oil for over 150 years.
Yet more “reserves” are found every year.
Joe isn’t a rocket scientist.  But he does wonder what the total volume of oil that has been consumed is, and what happens to the Earth when that much volume is removed…..
Food for thought:

Another more recent presentation / interview

Commer TS3
Joe and I have often imagined an opposed piston engine that has variable timing for the crank events.  This would allow changing the compression by advancing/retarding one of the crankshafts.  This in turn would allow operation on a variety of fuels, based on overall compression.
We were totally impressed by the Commer TS3 six cylinder opposed piston diesel engine, commonly called “The Knocker”.
A simple design, sturdy, and durable.  It was in service for a number of years in the British market.
Several improved designs with larger displacements were in the development stage when the Commer company was purchased by Chrysler.
Chrysler wasn’t satisfied by discontinuing the Knocker.
They destroyed all existing production, destroyed the development engines, and destroyed all the documentation and engineering information.
It reminds Joe of what happened to Canada’s post war miracle interceptor plane, the Avro Arrow.  Dief the Chief did a similar thing by destroying all existing examples of an aircraft that was clearly superior to anything in the world at the time.
Joe and I feel this world has had enough of fearless “leaders” who bumble through life liken to a bull in a china shop:

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Sunday Rant – 0523


Joe’s Comment – To date, 2023 hasn’t bit my nose off.  Nevertheless, I am on maximum alert, code red, hyper aware, maximum rpm.
The animated gif below shows how I feel.
I’m luxuriating in a slow and steady so far….. so good.
Scratch that itch!I’m not naive enough to think things can’t topsy-turvey in a matter of heartbeats.
My future vision is strained to the max, but I’m not seeing calamity, apocalypse, tsunami, holocaust, doom, or general mayhem.
Other than elevated prices for everything you can think of, some shortages of some things you didn’t think of, and general crappy weather in an unusually harsh Winter, all is well.
It doesn’t feel like a FAFO moment…..
I’m not getting a glimmer of famous last words, either.
My, what a feeling just before the witch of winter arrives in two days…….

Canada Trivia

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Peter Zeihan on Canada
In this video Alex Conconi presses Peter Zeihan to comment on the future hopes of Canada.
Joe and I listened with interest.
Something about this fellow Zeihan twists us a bit sideways.  We’re not sure if it is his hubris or his smirky-smirk or his perspective.
For your information and viewing pleasure.
Joe and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse reaction “triggered” by viewing this analysis:

COVID Tidbits

Scott Adams
The Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams has been featured in this rant before.
Joe and I stopped watching his punditry several years back, when he took the “get vaccinated to fight COVID” path.  At the time, he did advocate that each person make a personal decision based on informed choice, but he was clearly taking the government approved cheerleader role.  We found his logic lacking.
He analyzed his position, i.e., his age, his physical and medical condition, his exposure risk, and whatever variables he considered in his vaxx or no vaxx decision.
In the following video, he admits he has grave misgivings about his decision.  He states that he now has to worry about after effects and post vaccination complications.  A case of buyers remorse…..
From his own mouth an admission that the people who did not get the COVID vaccination (and did not die) now have natural immunity and no complications.
Joe says it takes a big man to admit that he did wrong.
We won’t take a bow.  There is no “Victory” here.  As did Mr. Adams, we analyzed the situation from our perspective only, and made our choice.
It helped that Joe and I are well educated in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), but that wasn’t the deal maker / breaker.
Our choice was based on much the same deductions as Mr. Adams.  What made our antennae stand up was the inconsistency across the spectrum – panic that the hospitals were overrun, but there was not one honest picture of such an event, the wearing paper or cloth masks to prevent a virus from spreading, the leaving the mega stores open, but closing small businesses indiscriminately, the prohibiting travel, the withholding data, the misrepresentation of facts, the firing of doctors for their medical association given right to prescribe what they see fit, the blockade against use of known safe medicines and medications by order of law – the list is long and onerous.
What Joe and I saw red about was the loudly proclaimed “OR ELSE!”  Or else what?  Are you going to put us in jail?  Are you going to fine us?  Are you going to inject me against my will?
Our loud proclamation was clear and unambiguous….. LIKE HELL YOU WILL!!!
Read any of our Sunday Rants from the past three years, and you will get the gist of our argument.
The turning point for Joe and I was we know how to think critically.  Data, facts, analysis, logic….. all friends of ours.
Critical thinking is lost on about 80% of humanity.  Here in Vernon BC, it seemed even worse.  Lost some friends, gained some allies.
We probably won’t watch his channel in the future – even this “mia culpa” has some wormy-ness.
Here is Mr. Scott Adams in his own words:

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Ivor Cummins
Our favorite statistician provides excellent data proving the COVID response was a sham.  And a shame.
When will the guilty receive their punishment?
About the same time Hell freezes over, Joe reckons.
In the meantime, there are bonus links under the video if you find it on Ub2b:

Pfizer Criminal Acts
This short video features Dr. Robert Malone commenting on the information Project Veritas recently released about a Pfizer employee, Jordan Walker talking about the future Pfizer virus/vaccine program.  Mr. Walker carries (in his very light loafers) the pompous title of “Director of Research and Development – Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning”.
If this is so, Pfizer is involved in illegal gain of function experimentation.  This information was first released on Twitter.  Kudos to Elon Musk for letting the fur fly, and the chips fall where they may.  Mucho kudos to Project Veritas for exposing this travesty:

Megyn Kelly adds her comments in a conversation with Michael Knowles (Daily Wire) about the gay senior manager from Pfizer:


This next meme is oh so true.  In a game of roundabout, the guilty accuse the innocent of unacceptable behavior –



Joe’s Garage

Abiotic Oil
Joe and I never questioned the narrative that crude oil and natural gas is “fossil fuel”, that is, a product of decay of long buried plant and animal remains.
Joe and I are trusting sorts.
Someone forgot to tell the Russians.
Scientists in the 1800s purported the theory that oil is NOT a product of decaying organic material.  They proposed that oil is produced by extreme pressure and heat deep in the mantel of the earth, at the core / mantel boundary.  Recent research indicates that 10 miles or more below the surface hydrocarbons do form.  And it is a renewable resource.
Fancy grapefruit.
Fancy that!
The following video makes the case for unlimited naturally formed oil and gas resources that have nothing to do with ancient plant and animal life.
If this is so, you can add the oil and gas mega businesses to the long and ever longer list of those who have lied, cheated, and misinformed the general public for economic gain.
I hold Joe in very high regard.
He tolerates me, with the odd atta boy tossed in.
Both of us are dolts:

So where did the moniker of “fossil fuel” come from?
Our speedy research talent found the following video of Col. Fletcher Prouty being interviewed by Marc Rauch of The Auto Channel.
Col. Prouty explains how the term came into being, why, and what the real fact of the matter is regarding the source of natural oil.
This information is not new.
Colonel Prouty died in 2001 (RIP), so this video is from a long time ago.
Once again, Joe and I are gobsmacked.
Doesn’t anybody anywhere ever tell the truth, the whole fucking truth so help us doG?
How could we get to 74 years of age and be so stupid?
Joe says come by for a cup of tea and he’ll explain himself.
As for me, a great big goose egg zero for effort:

Ronnie “Roadster” San Giovanni
Mr. San Giovanni is also known as the master of the Ardun OHV conversion for the venerable Ford flathead V8.
In the following video, he establishes a new record speed for a Ford flathead V8 powered vehicle – 205.744 mph.
Joe thinks that the Ford flathead V8 will be around for a while.  It was first produced in volume in 1932, and still setting records 89 years later (2021 Bonneville Speed Week).
We watched it several times.  Joe counted 5 shifts.  Really fast shifts.
Who ever heard of a Ford flathead V8 turning 7 thousand RPM?:

Another video showing Ron and Laura’s collection of early 30 Fords, and an impressive collection of Ardun head equipped flatheads.
Joe says if only we were born rich instead of beautiful……:

Snow Abuse
This is an excellent primer on how to abuse snow.
Peg, at ZipTiesnBiasPlies shows how to get it done!
If you are snow in northern Alberta, be afraid.
Be very afraid!
If you are a snow hugger, maybe don’t watch at all…..
The snow abuse starts at 17:10:

Trans-Am History
Jay Leno, Mike Joy, and Ken Epsman talk about the Trans-Am Series origins, and the competition between the manufacturers.
An early Mustang, a ’70 Camaro, and a ’74 Javelin are featured.
Joe and I liked the trip around the block in the Mustang.
That 289 cu. in. engine is highly tuned, and sounds so:

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Sunday Rant – 0423


Joe’s Comment – This week has been a roller-coaster.  Lots to do, but it doesn’t feel the correct time to do.  So I procrastinate.
A New Year is always a time of reflection, of valuation, to go forward and, as The Who stated, not get fooled again (or still):

I say it’s time for glorious new mistakes, false starts, impossible dreams, and keeping promises at any and all cost.  Let my inner squirrel roar (in my case the 37 dolts, idiots, morons, retards, and Dave).
The language of my people is a nectar of babble.
It is time to re-read Catch-22.
As Joseph Heller says,


Quick Dick McDick
2023 will be a good year!
Already off to a good start by trashing the prime idiot of Canada:


Konstantin Kisin
This young well spoken ex-Russian addresses the house at Oxford Union – the topic is woke culture.
In less than 10 minutes he decimates the counter debate.
Joe and I wonder why it takes a foreign born person to enunciate via the absolute miracle of critical thinking how people around the world have just as much right to a good life as they do?  Mr. Kisin underlines the necessity of free speech, and the right to private property as a cornerstone of liberty for all humanity.
Joe thinks it has to do with the “education” children in the West receive.  They are taught that their advantage is a blight on the world.  Their opportunities are somehow evil.  And if they happen to be white (whatever that means) their voice is not valid.
Don’t feel guilty about your so-called “privilege”.  Play it forward!  Add something positive to the advancement of civilization, support the struggle of the poor and oppressed to gain a decent standard of living.
Joe and I feel this is possible.
Cheap energy, adequate nutritional food, access to medical resources, education – not indoctrination – for young men AND WOMEN, freedom to participate in a Western style dialog based on free speech and personal property, access to the Internet without censorship or prejudice; all these things will speed the conversion of poor to not poor.
The result of such policies will also reduce the birth rate.  Which might make life a bit easier in China and India, where the value of a human life seems to vary.
A short hard hitting video:


American History
Tucker Carlson continues to deliver.
In this short video, he explains why Joe Biden’s time is up, and how Richard Nixon was buffaloed out of office.
Mr. Carlson is becoming an oracle of note.
Joe and I hope he has excellent protection.
The sleaze in control of the once fantastic United States of America is ruthless:



SDA Church
How complicit is the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the downward trend in world health?
Said from a different perspective, how much influence would you give individuals who are ideologically driven, and convinced by their belief, in your dietary and nutritional choices?
There is history behind this, and from my and Joe’s perspective, is a condemnation of organized religion, specifically the SDA.
The spike in obesity, the rampant increase of diabetes, the lower testosterone measures…… how much can be lain at the foot of the SDA Church?
There is an old Stepenwolf song, “The Pusher” that seems appropriate to play – listen here.
Joe and I say let freedom reign.
If you want to subsist on plants, fill your diaper to overflowing!
But don’t interfere in our choice of nutrition.
Take your pompous ideology and stuff it with great gusto up your faith ass.
Humans are mammals.
When they are born, the best chance they have to survive with an intact immune system and a good prospect for survival is colostrum, and a sufficient supply of breast milk from mother.  Assuming mother isn’t a crack whore…..
The essential amino acids are all available from an animal product diet.
The cave paintings do not show lovely servings of vegetables, or how to toss a salad.
Joe says the cave paintings are instructions on how to be successful in the hunt, the hunt for large animals with ample quantities of fat.
Once again, if you want to eat vegetation, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils, live it up!  Good health to you, and a peaceful life future be yours.
My diet, my nutrition, my health is not your concern.
The following interview of Dr. Gary Fettke and his wife Belinda is conducted by Ivor Cummins.  This interview is from 2019:


Our Virus Friends
The human genome contains a large number of virus DNA.
Virus’ are older than humans.
Paraphrasing an old Chicken Man meme, “they’re everywhere, they’re everywhere!”
Watch the video and try to figure out who your friends and enemies are:

Some viruses are essential for human life.
Some are beneficial.
Some bring illness.
Some cause death.
Life is quite complicated.
Joe says we’re adapting a Yossarian vision statement –

After all is said and done, gaining a general understanding of human biology and nutrition in order to fine-tune your personal nutrition and personal health / wellness is a worthwhile pursuit.
Joseph Heller (author Catch-22) summed it up precisely –
Oxalate Primer
Dr. Sally Norton is an expert on all things oxalate.
In this video, she talks to Dr. Paul Saladino about what oxalates are, where they come from, what they were intended to do (by their makers), what the human body does with oxalates, and what an “oxalate overload” can do to you.
Another health hero for Joe and me.
We are getting so smart about nutrition.
Joe says the perfect diet is to eat nothing!
Unfortunately, that doesn’t work out for long:


COVID Miscellany

Memes Etc.

Joe’s Garage

Lynn Park’s Cobras
Way back in time, Mr. Park decided a Cobra was something special.
Nicole Johnson (Nicole Johnson’s Detour) interviews Mr. Park, talks to his son Steve, takes a drive or two, and gets a chance to see his collection of Cobras and Cobra memorabilia.
Some collection!
An amazing video for a gear head of any description.
Valhalla for a Ford gear head.
Ms. Johnson is not hard on the eyes, just like the Cobras:

The Singularity
Dr. Ben Goertzel speaks about the soon to be “Singularity”, the event in time when the growth of human knowledge gains such momentum as to appear infinite to the human observer.  Computer hardware and software exponential growth is a good example of the progress being experienced.
When Artificial Intelligence lends a hand, the progress will be so rapid that it will be metaphorically like the concept of the “Big Bang”.
In short, the Singularity will remove from humans any reliable predictability about the future.
This is a short, lay introduction by Dr. Goertzel is a good primer:

The Singularity – In Depth
Ray Kurzweil talks to Lex Fridman about the upcoming Singularity, which Mr. Kurzweil has predicted will be in the neighborhood of 2040.
Joe and I hope to hang around for that experience.
If the Infinite Artificial Intelligence has the time, and the inclination, perhaps it will answer some of our questions.
Or maybe we’ll be squished like a bug by a train of thought so incomprehensible that we weep in ignorance and misery.
Joe thinks that it will be a time of immense growth, and prosperity.
That there makes it worth our while to hang in for another 20 years or so:

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