Sunday Rant – 0423

PN:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKIOSnKX96E

 

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:

 

Health

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:

POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID

SUNDAY SERMON

This week’s sermon is an admonition to the Chicken Little in all of us.
As Mr. Murikami, our grade 9 math teacher often said, “Don’t be such moan babies!”, and quit the worry knot hand wringing and pearl clutching.
Dr. Jordan Peterson talks with Dr. Steven Koonin about the facts of climate, of science, and of climate science.
No need to be afraid anymore, once again, ad nauseam.
Another great investment of time for the Nervous Nellie in us all.
Once again, we left a note for Dr. Peterson to please have a conversation with Dr. Patrick Moore, and maybe Dr. William Happer.  He didn’t talk to Dr. Tim Ball (RIP in September, 2022) nor did he have the opportunity to talk with Freeman Dyson (RIP in 2020).
Dr. Koonin has the credentials and the work history that make his views and statements believable, and beyond hubris.
If Dr. Peterson is going to round out his STEM background info re: climate, Dr. Moore and Dr. Happer would surely provide additional schooling:

WEATHER (OR NOT)

This week in Vernon BC the weather continued flirting with zero Celsius.
A few degrees below zero at night, a degree or two above during the day.
Enough warming to melt snow then make ice overnight, every night.
It makes driving on side roads that still have snow/ice cover hazardous.
This pattern went on all week, until Saturday afternoon.
That was when Joe made a fatal weather god mistake.
A friend came by to talk about one of the trucks in the back 40 that he purchased last year but hadn’t taken home.  We walked about the yard looking at this and commenting on that.
Then Joe blurted out that he might pick up some wrenches and do some work……
Within 10 minutes it was snowing…. and the temperature started dropping…..
Most folks would ignore this and call it a coincidence.
Joe doesn’t believe in coincidence.
Today, Sunday, Joe and I had a conference about the two Ws, work and winter.
Our consensus was back away from the tools.
Whistle past the graveyard.
Eat well, sleep long, read, write, do some arithmetic.
But don’t even imagine work on outside projects.
So far today the snow has been melting.
The sun came out for half a day!
Joe ain’t buying any of it.
That bitch February is just around the corner, 9 days away.
Joe’s hair is falling out.
The stress level is past jittery, almost to eyes rolling back in the skull.

Joe (wet) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez for all seasons and seasonings –

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