Joe’s Comment: A big huge giant thank you to David S., for resurrecting this website today. During the week there was a Firefox update. Our login to Droveria no longer worked. Were these events related? Not sure, but everything we tried to recover administrative access was SNAFU.
You can surmise which of the above cartoons was me in action, and which cartoon depicts David’s ability.
Thanks David! Couldn’t do it without you.
The Tytler Cycle
The Scottish people had a century and more of maximum overdrive.
Great scientists, great philosophers, great economists, and at least one great judge, Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee.
Lord Woodhouselee was no fan of democracy.
Joe says that makes him a BFF!
Mr. Tytler was also an historian.
His studies of early civilizations which shouted Democracy! over the objections of the masses AND the elite led him to believe there is a natural cycle in the growth and decay of any society which implements this odd form of governance.
The words of the great man –
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
When you hear politicians blathering on about “Democracy!”, you know they are lying evil weasels. Even a so-called “Republic” cannot remain untarnished by the base nature of Man (and woman, if you must).
Back to the Tytler Cycle – Joe and I find this to be extremely interesting and pertinent.
One curiosity we have is how many phases can occur in a single generation, a lifetime?
Joe says World Wars I and II could be described as a struggle against the Bondage phase.
Some we have read say the West is now deep in the Dependence phase, and all is lost.
However, we believe that nothing, absolutely NOTHING, is written in stone.
Red Pill vs Blue Pill.
Woke vs Joe and me (some great definitions in the comments at the above link).
SJW vs Mud Pecker (Joe and me, again)
We have observed that our foundation belief that “most folks will make a good choice if given enough facts, data, and truth” needs review.
Because human nature.
Logic works in a logical world.
As Thomas Sowell says “an expertise in one field is exactly that” (OK, we paraphrased – sue us!); just because you are a terrific singer doesn’t make you a good drywall hanger. You might be, but one is not a condition of the other.
The latest bullshit from Kbec is so outrageous as to defy every foundational principle of the Western Civilizations – all children must comply because even one case of ChinkFlu transmitted by a child is too much!)
The latest bullshit from Europe is equally outrageous.
Trick question – how many people died of tuberculosis in 2020?
Trick answer – more than one!!!
In previous rants we have pointed out that approximately 158,000 people die in the world EVERY SINGLE COTTON-PICKING DAY!
Humans are social animals.
The Progressive asshats have finally realized if people are denied the necessity of socializing, it all collapses economically, socially, culturally, and any other “ally” that walks, talks, or crawls (swims too).
Joe and I are most definitely “racists”.
How could we NOT be racist?
We are white.
We are male.
We are heterosexual (fuck off with the “cis” shit).
And we like other white people!
Joe says if the left is right (that’s punny!), when we die we are going straight to hell.
I say probably, but not ’cause we’re racist.
We are going to hell because we never learned to play a musical instrument, or sing, or dance.
Just look at these folks (not Hollywood, not celebrities).
Close your eyes and listen.
Simple, clean, absolutely delightful.
The real kicker of this particular tune is the title: it is called “Indian on a Stump”.
We’re ALL going to Hell!:
We’re not finished making our point.
What is that word in the music video below?
Is that word “tit”?
What in the world would inspire a tit to galop?
Man oh man, the train to Hell is getting full!:
Across the pond to Ireland.
Same folks we reckon, because it is the same music.
Remember, the first slaves in the Americas were Irish (excluding all the indigenous hi-jinks, of slavery, genocide, and especially the torture).
Same music because it just may be these are the progeny of the same people.
Same simple rhythms, happy faces, joy and peace.
They be mud peckers says Joe:
Here is the queen of the mud peckers.
Another heroine to Joe and me.
You don’t have to be Vlad the Impaler to be successful:
Dr. Shawn Baker
Another week of excellent motivation from Dr. Baker. This is Wednesday, March 24:
Social Media Addiction
Joe and I have a mobile phone somewhere.
We saw it as recently as just before Christmas.
It was in one of our vehicles, but has since gone missing.
That’s quite common.
We get approbation from some – they admire our courage to NOT BE CONNECTED, even though their phone is always on their person: when it summons, it takes precedence over whatever is happening.
Joe and I answer the “land line” when near the phone. Otherwise, leave a message. We check for messages almost every day.
Others bitch a fit.
Apparently Joe and I must be accessible every moment, every day, even at nighttime.
We don’t understand the calculus……
Here is a short story about Sarah. Social media dependency is nefarious, and runs deep:
Joe and I made our living in the analog and digital multiplexer world for many years, working in the engineering department of Okanagan Telephone, BC Telephone, and TELUS.
Electronics is the fastest game there is – top speed is that of light (almost).
We like to keep an eye on the latest and greatest developments in our areas of interest.
High speed transmission is key to broadband spectrum.
In August of 2020, a very bright engineer, Dr. Lidia Galdino, a Brazilian native, managed a world record in transmission speed.
Working at the University College of London (that’s in Jolly Old Anglais!), she and her team were successful in transmitting (and receiving) at the astounding rate of 178 terabits per second. Tera is 1,000 times faster than Giga. Giga is 1000 times faster than Mega. Mega is 1,000 times faster than Kilo. Kilo is 1,000 times faster than 1 cycle per second. A quote from the link –
“Galdino’s team used amplifiers to improve the way light carries data through fibre-optic broadband. By using a greater range of colours than that typically deployed in fibre optic, the bandwidth increased.
On a test in a 25-mile loop around the laboratory in Bloomsbury, London, a speed of 178 terabits a second was registered. That’s equivalent to 22,250 gigabytes a second—or, given the average film is 1.5 gigabytes, 15,000 films in one second.”
Get that, Sparky?
Fifteen thousand movies in one second.
According to current understanding in physics, that is approaching the theoretical maximum transmission speed that is possible.
The work of Dr. Claude Elwood Shannon predicted that information (data) had an upper limit. Dr. Shannon’s wife and work partner Betty Shannon (nee Mary Elizabeth Moore) was involved in much of his research and discoveries.
Heroes and heroines all.
De Boat, Boss! De Boat!
What to our wondering eyes did appear,
A magnificent cluster fuck in the Middle East, so severe!
Never was given a care or a thought
‘Til a boat named Ever Given gave the canal a big clot.
All the Kings horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t float de boat off the shore again!
Quacky-doodle they cried, while wringing their hands,
The world will end! screamed the big money men,
But us mud peckers know who will pay in the end.
Joe and I can’t help but laugh and snort and wheeze….
These are the same donkey cocks who believe they can change the climate, or put out a forest fire, or stop a deluge and flood.
A classic example of the audacity of humans to underestimate the possible severity and impact of chaos when the three conflicts (man vs man, man vs nature, man vs himself) join forces to deal a hand not anticipated.
Think Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
Think Exxon Valdez.
We watched a number of videos, trying not to laugh to hard.
Here are two we thought quite informative.
First, an analysis that identifies the truly ginormousness of this floating monstrosity:
The second is a semi-serious look at whom will pay for this FUBAR event:
Sorry to be a spoiler, but if you don’t know who is going to pay for this arrogant unnecessary and dangerous caprice, Joe and I will tell you…..
The bottom of the food chain will pay.
The poor, the stupid, the truly disadvantaged, those struggling to get by; these are the holders of the broken promise IOU that can never be collected.
Us mud peckers will pay, for we can’t not pay.
And life goes on….
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
Dr. Susan Lynch presents the current understanding of the human microbiome: how and why and what is the importance?
Joe and I usually introduce our sermon of the week with a brief summary of the information contained in the talk.
No can do this time.
This is very important information. It feeds your interest in what is a human – simply a complicated organism with microbiome communities in their gastrointestinal tract, or is a human the product of microbial output?
Joe says where were these dudes during the COVID fiasco?
Seems the real scientists are busy and don’t have time to play politics:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
This week in Vernon BC was the last gasp of March, trying valiantly to be a lion, but coming up short.
Today, on Sunday, there was an asthmatic attempt to snow.
And a big wind – it knocked out power in the Lower Mainland.
The trees in Oyama and Vernon were swaying.
Nothing in our yard broke or fell, which is a good thing.
No big snow, no big rain.
Will it be April showers just around the corner?
Joe doesn’t care much.
He’s pushing the envelop by only wearing a tee shirt everywhere.
If anyone deserves a hot climate 365 days a year, I suggest it is Joe.
He has never complained about heat in his entire life, and I was there to not hear him say so. Come Summer he’ll be a better man.
Joe (tee man) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez sails in the wind –