Sunday Rant – 1624



Joe’s Comment – In the current tense gridlock of “Middle East” reality (whatever that definition may have devolved to mean), the world seems intent on telling Israel what to do, and how to do it.
Canada’s Conrad Black has an opinion.  You can read it here if the article is not bound behind a paywall.
Mr. Black is on track, so say I.
On Wednesday night, I watched a Hollywood melodrama titled “Unthinkable“, with the eternal mental knot to unravel – is torture ever justified?  All the usual endless over-amplified over-exaggerated over-done progressive tropes ever invented were trotted out in just over 1½ hours.  Nonetheless, the perpetual answer (it depends) is proffered, the pearl clutching and hand wringing persists, and everyone is disappointed but not surprised as the credits roll, which is a never ending repetitive story.  Ho-hum…..
In another universe, light years away, there are three siblings raised by loving parents, home schooled, who express their love of life, love of existing, with song.
My oh my, what lovely harmony.  It brought a surge of emotion and a few tears to my eyes, just listening.  Give it a try:

These beautiful children are siblings Daylon, Daura, and Devon.  They call themselves “Life in 3D“.  Click on the link.  Listen to their music.  Their interpretation of “Hallelujah” rivals the old master himself (Leonard Cohen RIP).
Why, in the name of all that is holy, do peoples become enemies with murderous fatal intent when they could be pursuing the arts, or appreciating beauty?
The only logical conclusion that I can tabulate is there really is such a thing as Evil.  And Evil can turn man against man, quite easily, is my reckoning.
How to combat Evil?
“Dance Me to the End of Love” is one of Leonard Cohen’s best works.
The following video of Rose Erna and a dance partner interpreting Mr. Cohen’s masterpiece is in itself a masterpiece.
Art begets Art.
Joe and I, watching this video, finally understand dancing, the dance.  For that knowledge, delivered so late, is received gratefully.
Ms. Erna’s introductory statement has a compassionate first line –
“And then, all wars ended….”
Amen, sister, amen:

I say more truth and beauty.
Less hate and evil.
That would be a prescription worth filling.

The Culture

Mia Shem
Ms. Shem was a hostage taken by Hamas.
She was held for 55 days.
A terrorist had shot her in the arm and she was left for dead.
Joe and I wonder if she will ever be able to forget enough to live a happy life.
We had tears in our eyes, more than once.  There are no winners in war.
This is a short documentary of her experience, in her own words:


A Feller Man
This is the sort of stuff Joe might have done if he wasn’t raised Christian and didn’t speak English.
The follies of youth produce amazing videos.
Hell, Joe and I can barely walk, let alone clamber up a tree with a chainsaw.
An amazing performance:



Sally K. Norton
Dr. Anthony Chaffee discusses oxalate toxicity in everyone’s body with the master of the subject, Sally K. Norton.
We checked back on her inclusion to previous Sunday rants – at least 5 times!
Joe and I love us some Sally K. Norton.
Joe and I think the concept of oxalate loading and dumping is important stuff.
This interview with Dr. Chaffee is a year old, but we didn’t include it back when.
Here it is, as relevant as ever!:

Do Vaccines Make Us Healthier?
Joe and I are being schooled every cotton pickin’ day.
In the last 10 years, we’ve had more cognitive disconnects to wrassle in our mind, changes to our Weltanschauung, than in the previous 65 years of our short beautiful existence on this magnificent planet.
How deep does the brainwashing go?
Is it brainwashing?
Joe and I have immense respect for the process of science and the occupation of scientist.
The money grubbing pursuit of wealth with no concern for the welfare of those whom the money grubbers target is a big no-no for us.
We remember our childhood.  There were vaccines.  Joe and I are ashamed to admit (but admit we must) we thought emotionally about the very few children whose parents would not allow them to be vaccinated.
The root of this sort of thinking in our little pea brain runs deep.  In our case, being a child born just after World War II ended, the society we entered placed a great deal of trust in government structures.  After all, hadn’t the Nazis been defeated, and the rise of the third Reich halted in its tracks?
And who, pray tell, was responsible for this miraculous outcome?
Why, it was our scientists, and our leaders, and our peoples, fighting against EVIL in a cooperative fashion to SAVE THE WORLD(!) (forget the sub plots and drama of the Soviets and the Chinaman and the Catholic Church and the Mussulman and the teeming hordes of African “savages” and the Vichy French and the Quebecois and all the other adverse non-aligned self interested entities).
My, we do prattle on…..
As a child it did not occur to Joe and I that perhaps we were rubes to accept WITHOUT QUESTION those authorities as blessed and anointed by the government.  Or any of the holy pursuits – medicine, finance, “growth”, education, us vs them, ad nauseam.
Ronald Regan encapsulated the correct mindset in his statement “Doverey, no proverey”, or in a more familiar form –

Which leads to the following video.
There is now data that suggests that those people who were shunned and treated as undesirables in the days when Joe and I were children were not only morally courageous but correct.
This video presents information from “peer reviewed” studieS (i.e., more than one) that the ill health now experienced by so many people (who once were children) was caused by the do-gooders in medicine who thought vaccination is good, ergo, a lot of vaccination is gooder.  What comes after gooder?  Why, creating a monstrous industry of Big Pharma that continuously invents new vaccinations to accumulate wealth not health – that be goodest.
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them:

The Lion Diet
Mikhaila Peterson’s diet, the “Lion Diet“, has come under attack from the Mayo Clinic.  More specifically, someone employed at the Mayo Clinic.
Joe and I can’t understand why the ad homenum and straw man arguments aren’t supplanted by actual scientifically administered research.
If what Ms. Peterson is saying has no merit, the average mud pecker would think that her statements would be debunked, real data would be produced, and all claims would be shown false.
That is not the case.  As Mikhaila states, why don’t they do research instead of insisting that the approved nutritional guidelines promoted by government and special interest groups is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, beyond question.  Ms. Peterson has come a long way in a few short years:

Don’t Eat the Plants!
Professor John Parker of Cambridge University knows a thing or two about plants.  Joe and I linked to the following video from the notes section of a video by Dr. Anthony Chaffee, defending himself against defamation.
We like this video for it’s punch line:



Joe’s Garage

The World’s Largest Engine
Joe and I have recently watched many, and learned how to embed Ub2b “shorts”.
It is similar to the once-upon-a-time website named “StumbleUpon”.
The following video is less than a minute.  We got a lot of info per second.  Your results may differ:

The Largest Integrated Circuit
A short describing an integrated circuit “chip” that contains 208 billion transistors.
When Joe and I attended electronics school at S.A.I.T., the “integrated circuit” was a young technology.
Just around the corner there are technologies coming that will dwarf the giants that came before.  Every year that passes, the best educated among humanity become hopelessly ignorant of the sum and total knowledge amassed by mankind.  What a conundrum!  What a paradox!  What a great time to be alive!:

Lamborghini Powered Boat
Not one eight cylinder engine, no sir!
Not one sixteen cylinder engine – how gauche.
Two sixteen cylinder engines in one boat with dry stacks…..
Now you’re talking!
Make them Lamborghini’s while you’re at it:



Joe and I have been focused on health issues of late.  “Of late” means the last 6 or so years.
What we have learned about nutrition has truly blown our mind.
This Sunday Sermon is an interview of Dr. Kirk Parsley by Dr. Anthony Chaffee.
Our sleep paradigm has been shattered.
Joe and I have been able to sleep without perturbation for the majority of our life.  However, in recent years, sleep has been less than stellar.
Sleep is as important as nutrition!
We are quickly becoming convinced that everything is important.
Some information deserving review and contemplation:


This week in Vernon BC has been a dry, mild, Spring reality.
The amount of precipitation received so far in 2024 is very abnormal considering the historic average.
This week there were two very dark roiling cloud masses that swirled through Vernon from the north.
Most folks expected a thorough drenching, including yours truelys.
It did not happen this week.
Joe is happy with the weather, considering it isn’t yet Summer.
Most folks are doing a rain dance, for it is very dry and the snow pack is dreadfully low.
Joe says “Jimmy crack corn”……
Spring is one month old today.  The signs are everywhere!

Joe (tee-man) Mekanic
p.s.  Another week of Ramirez –

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