[date Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM]
Summer is waning. Too many projects, not enough time. Gotta switch to “Metric Days” – 36 hours with 24 in daylight…..
CANADA (VIVA LA CANADIENNA)
Paul Wells on the “lovely defeat” of Sun TV News’ appeal to the CRTC:
The CRTC is an anachronistic relic of political “social engineering” legacy
I love Brian Lilley. Here he exposes the unjust taxation of Canadian beer – “Free Canada’s Beer”:
Joe Mekanic chimes in – “The government has no business in business. Acting as a “wholesaler” in the alcohol industry while creating taxes surpassing the total manufacturing cost, distribution, marketing, and profit margins of the producer and vendor is usurious. The regulations and bureaucratic red tape add more cost to the consumer. Beer is a necessity for a real Canadian. Maybe we should all move to KayBec!”
It is a fact that while driving around the southwest USA you can find common Canadian brands (thousands of miles from home!) for a fraction of the cost you pay in your province. Competition without excessive regulation is the key to reduced cost to the customer.
Speaking of driving, if you are looking for the most expensive gasoline in North America, look no further…… All top 10 cities with the most expensive gasoline are in British Columbia. So come on over and support the socialist soviet of BC provide “social programs” and “social engineering” at your expense:
Joe Mekanic says “WTF? There is no reason on the entire planet to pay this much money for fuel. 40 cents per litre in taxes amounts to $1.51 per U.S. gallon, or $1.82 per Imperial gallon. The political class (especially in modern BC) NEVER EVER SOLVES ANYTHING BY LOWERING TAXES. A computer program could run this province by simply hiking taxes whenever the “entitlement” class screams for more entitlements. What a classic example of “social democracy”.”
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Nancy Pelosi is the embodiment of Democrat lunacy. Here she expounds her latest buffoonery – a bill to make Kalifornia a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants:
The best comment was a picture –
What have the “higher education” facilities become? An interesting observation from Thomas Sowell regarding “Barbarians at the Campus Gates”:
Amen, brother Sowell……
A pictorial comparison of Putin and Obambi that holds some water:
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, INCREDIBLE FACTS
The Viking sword is legendary. Specifically, one Viking sword is known to be technologically orders of magnitude superior to contemporary swords of the day. This is a Nova production of master craftsman Rick Furrer, of Door County Forgeworks, producing from raw materials, an “+ULFBERH+T” sword – the sword of Viking legend. Here is “Secrets of the Viking Sword”:
Fantastic video. He starts with iron ore, some carbon (charcoal), some sand and glass (for dross amalgamation), and a knowledge of the hottest foundry furnace of the Viking day to build a carbon steel ingot, which he heats, hammers, and treats to produce a likeness of a sword that hasn’t been produced in 1000 years. A picture of a real +ULFBERH+T –
John Derbyshire weighs in on the heady topic (pardon the pun) of “Why We Can’t Talk About IQ”:
There are so many alliances and sets a person can / will / must support / join / endorse that it becomes farcical to establish a road map or guide book of “the path”. Unfortunately, that very task consumes almost everyone for more of their life than seems logical. I’m with Derbyshire – we are flawed, magnificent creatures who don’t behave objectively even when forced to do so.
HUMOROUS, PEANUT GALLERY, POLITICS, FRIVOLOUS
GUNS, GUNNERS, GUNNERY
From Bernie M. the following observations –
Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 870 right in the doorway. I gave it 6 shells, then left it alone and went about my business.
While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house.
After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so.
In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself. Well, you can imagine my surprise, with all the media uproar about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.
Either the media is wrong, or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.
***** Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.
THE RELIGION OF PEACE (ON YOU)
It may never stop. It isn’t news. But it occurs every single fucking day in Muslim influenced or dominated countries. Two teenage girls doing relief work splashed with acid. Gotta love that Muhamed. He was some god-awful son-of-a-bitch:
I’ve really had it with the millenniums old “revelations from God”. All of them. Period.
The “Golden Age” of Islam is a myth. So says
For a synopsis of the influx of Islam in the European and Western cultures, the following link has highlights and many links to FACTS. Remember facts? The “Dark Ages” in Europe can be traced to the attempts of Islam to dominate:
The above is good reading. Other books on the subject:
- “How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization” – Thomas E. Woods Jr.
- “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization” – Anthony Esolen
- “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)” – Robert Spencer
PHILOSOPHERS, PHILOSOPHY, REFLECTIONS
An incredibly insightful article by Fjordman titled “Political Correctness – The Revenge of Marxism”:
Much food for thought……….
Today the prodigal profligate pulpit pontificator is Sam Harris, here to lecture on “The End of Faith”:
So what is it Bunky? Has religion been beneficial or a bane?
Joe Mekanic suspects humans can be decent, loving, caring, creative entities WITHOUT the help of the Big Three or Big Five, or Big Bigger…….(who knew there were 19 major religious “catagories”?…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups )
Less serious, more humor? How about Penn and Teller discussing “Bible, real facts?”:
The Bible – Fact or Fiction part 1: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=TwQyEL9lzSw]
The Bible – Fact or Fiction part 2: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=8G4zyBmgaeA]
The Bible – Fact or Fiction part 3: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=gvPkHpE-oks]
Continued sunny days. Night comes earlier. Cooling temperatures. Aaaaaarrrrrrgh! Don’t let Summer die!
Joe (Peeling) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez always improves your outlook –