Sunday Rant – 2813

[date Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM]

PN:


I lean libertarian. I am pro individual, pro freedom, pro responsibility. I’m also receiving CPP. A conundrum am I. –

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GENDER BENDERS (FACTS, NOT MUTANTS)

A study from Britain maintains women (generally) are politically ambivalent. The question “why?” is overshadowed by the question “what does this mean in a “democracy”?”:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/why-dont-women-care-about-politics/article13079423/

Is it not the height of ignorance to vote for a person because you like the way they look? Or the way they move? Or if they have “nice” hair? Or you extrapolate / project from vague statements the outcome you want? WTF?? Voting in a representative “democracy” requires certain standards be met by the voter. Otherwise, the message sent is “it makes no difference whom you vote for – the outcome will be the same”. It is never the same. But like the legal pratfall of not going down each path when you come to a fork in the road, the other outcome will never be known. From the above article it appears that women are slightly more prone to ignoring the reality.

CANADA AND CANADIANS

A short video from Winnipeg starring a couple of drunk Indians, some pissed off white people, a black woman, a silent (until the end) filmer, all on a bus. Lots of language yer not supposed to use:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FjWoKlJ4hws#at=25

I have been drunk in a public place before. I have NEVER been drunk and disorderly in a public place to my recollection. I am (in my older years) a “3 beer snoozer” – after one beer I laugh and smile, after two I joke and sing, after three I’m looking for a nap. The Indian dudes in the above video seem to think the white man is the source of all their troubles. As I used to point out to the Indians in my workshops (and Pakistanis, Asians, AND WHITES) if it wasn’t the white man, it would be the yellow man, or the black man, or the brown man, or the milk man, or some other God damned man (or woman – ladies are not exempt). If you think believe you are being oppressed, by all means use the legal system or the social network you have, or the community you live in to redress your grievance. I do not dismiss the statement of the video author when he says prior to videoing the episode the two fellows harassed a woman who left the bus because she was uncomfortable (or had reached her stop). The solution per D.J. Drover (and Joe Mekanic) is LANGUAGE. Unfortunately, drunks and comprehension don’t often occupy overlapping sets…… Instead of teaching gay, lesbian,transexual, transgender studies to post pubescent children in K – 12 (they will, for better or worse – learn all about it from their peers, parents, culture), why not teach some of the rudimentary tools required to cope as an adult? Teach them how to manage money, respect other people as individuals, and how to initiate confrontation (it’s not a bad word). Communication skills are required to deal with conflict. If you can’t resolve your conflicts (which may not be universally understood) there is not a hope in Hell of reaching a solution. Have a nice (drunken) day.

U.S. of A.

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This IS true in the U.S. What about Canada? –
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EGYPT

Gang rape score board. Mark Steyn touches on the fact of the matter – there is no “good guy” or “bad guy” in Egypt. There are only hideously demented humanoids. Read and judge. Judging is GOOD FOR YOU! It wakes you up:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/352847/gang-raping-your-way-democracy-mark-steyn

Which makes the following very ironic, indeed –
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I pray the day NEVER comes…………

SUN AND WIND POWER (OR LACK OF….)

The Teutonic Titans have seen the writing on the (tax payers) wall. NO MORE subsidies for solar aberrations coming soon!:

http://www.enca.com/money/german-subsidised-solar-energy-cease

THE MARCH OF TECHNOLOGY

Drones are frightening. The technology is very advanced to the point of “magic” (thanks Arthur C. Clarke). Here is a X-47B drone doing an absolutely perfect landing on the carrier George H. W. Bush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cPaH8CCtRVU

I’ll wait to see the minimum weather landing before I pontificate further. The days of the piloted aircraft are now in lockstep with electronically piloted aircraft. Pandora’s Box deja vu-ing all over again…. And who are the world leaders in “virtual reality” and “virtual action”? People like this –
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NUTRITIONAL DATA AND HEALTH NUTTERY

Salt has gotten a bad rap. Most doctors have a hissy-fit if your intake is blah, blah, blah. Salt IS bad for you, except it isn’t:

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/11/salt-is-bad-for-you-except-it-isnt/

Good thing for me I’m healthy. Those bastards could kill you if you were paying attention…… to them.

Sitting is DanGeroUs!!! I’m in trouble….:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2013/02/09/why-sitting-increases-your-risk-of-dying-sooner/

I’ve got to put a computer on a high counter with no chair. I spend at least 3 hours per day….. Unless there is a flaw with the research, but what are the chances of that?

Joe Mekanic’s Smoothie Number 5 – Pit Crunch

I don’t know but I’ve been told
A good smoothie is better than gold
For your gut and for your soul
Gotta make some of my own……
Sound off! …. three, four…..
(In the best tradition of military cadence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba9JBNeCBzI )

– an attractive smoothie picture from an earlier experiment.

I eat a lot of avocado. I have started a dozen trees. I now think of the avocado nut as a very young sapling…… Looked on the counter and saw more than a dozen nuts. Haven’t enough empty yogurt containers to start them all growing. What to do? RESEARCH!!!

The avocado pit has an impressive rap sheet: http://omtimes.com/2012/10/13-great-benefits-of-eating-avocado-seeds/ Quote from the article – Avocado Seeds have more antioxidants than most fruits and veggies on the market and polyphenols like green tea, plus they are full of more soluble fiber than just about any other food. — Wow!

The Englishman in me can’t stand to throw anything away – I’m a cheap bastard I am. Let’s eat the damn seeds from the avocado. They are about 1/4 of the fruit, and if the above is true it might be healthy too. Offset the beer intake (dreaming). Down side? The seed is bitter. Solution? Make a smoothie! The following is Joe Mekanic’s #5 Pit Crunch recipe –

In a blender, add:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 avocado seed (boil in water for 3 minutes before using)

Blend using pulse until the seed is pulverized. Then add the following:

  • 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup Kirkland frozen 3 berry mix (
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Kirkland Fruit & Nut trail mix
  • 1 asprin

Blend until smooth.

Makes 3 large glasses of about 12 ounces – three days worth if yer all alone.

TECHNOLOGY

The history of the aircraft carrier has milestone innovations and inventions with every new ship released. A documentary of the developmental steps to build the most recent big bad aircraft carrier in the world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=W9CsboBJq6M

Mind boggling……….

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

STOP DRUGGING OUR CHILDREN! –

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Oh to be a journalist of repute wiling away the hours amusing self…… I assume the following were intentional.……….

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WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

Being a referee in Brazil can be very life changing. Ref quartered and beheaded:

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/brazilian-referee-quartered-beheaded-spectators-fatally-stabs-player-203601025.html

Tough call. Let’s go to the instant playback……

GUNS, GUNNERS, AND GUNNERY


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British SAS back from a 3 month patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943. Nicely armed! –
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A real word. Coined in 1962: http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Hoplophobia

BADASS OF THE WEEK is a woman named Rukhsana Kauser:

http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.ca/2013/07/badass-of-week.html

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Courage knows no age, gender, or ethnicity…………

PHILOSOPHERS OF THE WEEK

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REALITY CHECK

The earth is not a Disney creation; i.e. it is not our friend. Nor is Nature, or the beasts and creations within it (except dogs). Ponder this –
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Joe Mekanic says (again) “recycle hydrocarbons before they recycle YOU!”


Man the egocentric –
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SCIENCE OF THE MIND

Finally an explanation that makes sense to me. The language you speak filters your perception of reality. THAT’S my problem!:

http://www.readability.com/read?url=http%3A//www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2006/01/31_perception.shtml

Unfortunately, the “research” was from Berkley. Conundrum time……….

SUNDAY SERMON

Sermon today is an oldie but goodie from Pat Condell – “Why Does Faith Deserve Respect?”:

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

Uhuh.

WEATHER

Summer time is the best time. And nothing says welcome to summer better than an icy cold beer on a hot afternoon (or morning, noon, night).

Bernie M. sent along this terrific video of different ways to open beer, accompanied by the Arrogant Worms singing “Drink With Me”:

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“Drink to England,
Drink to France,
Drink until you pee your pants” – a Canadian toast if ever there was one.

Nota Bena: To avoid the overwhelming trauma of cenosllicaphobia (fear of an empty beer glass)……………. drink from the bottle, can, keg, ladle, bucket!
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Joe (Tanned) Mekanic

p.s. Ramirez is good with any season –

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

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