Joe’s Comment – I’m pleased the weather is not like last year. Robert G. emailed today: it was 12°C in Calgary.
Here in Vernon we didn’t get that warm, but it wasn’t freezing, or snowing, or blowing.
I’ll settle for that.
The sun is going behind the hills at about 4:00 p.m. daily – “official” sunset was 4:09 and change.
My vehicle of choice these days is a 2000 Ford Taurus. Surprisingly large interior and trunk. A 3.0L Vulcan V-6 for propulsion. On longer trips it can reach the amazing economy of 37 mpIg (that’s Imperial gallons – I haven’t “converted” yet).
However, I’m going to make my 2006 Ford F350 6.0L Super Duty the daily driver, especially after sunset.
Why (you may ask).
In the Taurus, my eyes are at the most 4 feet above ground. The headlights on the Taurus are about 2.5 feet above ground.
In the F350 the headlights are almost 4 feet above the ground.
See the problem?
Add to it the newer vehicles with projector style halogen or LED lights that burn the inside of your skull to a crisp.
I get so pissed off that I pull off the road whether those lights are coming at me or behind me. Are they legal?
I’m getting old. I asked some younger folks what they think.
The younger folks also think those headlights are dangerous!
Fight light with light might not be right.
If I could afford to drive around in a heavy highway tractor I’d be way above the headlight madness.
Dr. Trozzi Hearing
Dr. Mark Trozzi is a Canadian hero.
As with many Canadian medical heroes (yes Sparky, there are some), the governing body for his trade of doctor, the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario), is unhappy with him. They have stopped him from practicing and want to rescind his license to practice.
There are two releases from LifeSite News that document Dr. Trozzi’s troubles:
– LifeSite News 4 November 2023
– LifeSite News 10 November 2023
Joe and I are staying tuned to Dr. Trozzi’s case.
There are several other doctors being harassed by the CPSO. They are Mary O’Connor, Rochangé Kilian, Celeste Jean Thirlwell, Patrick Phillips, and Crystal Luchkiw.
We haven’t investigated these additional doctors or verified / validated their bona fides.
However, if the CPSO is hunting them, Joe and I are wanting to know why.
When the COVID fiasco was raging with the hot fire of panic and hysteria, Joe and I abandoned our GP. Can’t blame him for protecting his status and income – no one who is sane seeks the spotlight of government veto or disapprobation.
We came to a parting of the ways because our goals were not synchronous: we require medical advice and support based on the best possible science, whereas our GP, however competent, was forced / mandated / ordered to follow politically imposed guidelines that were NOT the best available.
Time has proven it so, with the masking, the isolation, the restriction on travel, and the dread vaccine promoted with lies and misinformation regarding its veracity.
Our search for a GP or doctor who has the patient’s well being as the only motivation continues. Joe says it is time to dismantle the “medical cartel”.
It is based on $$$ not wellness or health or nutrition.
January 6 Redux
A short video from Benny Johnson, informing his followers that the House Republicans have released ALL the video footage of the J6 “insurrection”.
As Gomer Pyle says, “surprise, surprise!” – the story told by the old grey lady and every other media outlet in the world just ain’t so. (That was three obscure references in a row! A TV show, the old grey mare song, and Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories”. We are on a roll!).
Benny damn near passes out from excitement. He’s right, though. Anybody with half a brain knew it was a crock of shit from the get go…..
Now we wait. We wait for the wheels of justice to turn. Don’t laugh! It could happen…..:
What is the legacy of Barry Soerto?
You know the guy, old jug ears – i.e., B.H. Obambi.
If you go back far enough in the life of Joe, he is on record as saying that Obambi wasn’t an acceptable choice, but he’d give him a chance.
Hell, he blew the chance the first day he held the reins.
Joe and I have immense respect for Thomas Sowell. We have bought several of his books. He never fails to inspire thought by communicating his perspective.
This short video is an example. The socialist tendency is strong in this one:
In this video, Lex Fridman has a lengthy conversation with Elon Musk.
They talk about all things human, without drama.
This is a Super Geek get together.
Joe and I enjoyed it:
A lovely short video about ketogenic nutrition.
There are stages, so says Dr. Boz, and you must be aware of where you are in the progression along the keto path.
Joe and I extrapolate that to our version of carnivore.
A key point Dr. Boz identified is that “comfort eating” is a habit. When eating keto / carnivore, extra food isn’t necessary, required, or optimal.
What is it that provokes the comfort eating behavior?
The source isn’t unique, or linear, or easily isolated.
It is possible to eliminate a habit behavior by substituting another response. For instance, when the craving to eat a sweet, or desert, or additional something (after you have already eaten), be aware of the impulse, and satisfy it with something other than food. Maybe read a book. Watch a movie. Play a board game with family members. Go for a walk. Pet the damn dog.
Do ANYTHING other than the habitual stuff your pie hole with yum-yums.
Joe and I have a growing respect for Dr. Boz, and her down to earth advice:
What if someone told you that the “science” of antibiotics was missing a few cards in its deck?
What if someone told you that the target, or cause of illness is more complicated than picking out a bacterium, labeling it as a “bad hombre”, and designing a solution that kills that particular bacterium?
Unless Joe and I have been so wooed by Dr. Samantha Bailey’s quaint speech and terrific good looks, that is the nature of her discourse.
In previous rants Joe and I have embedded videos of Dr. Sam questioning the foundations of much medical “scientific fact”. The earliest was Sunday Rant – 3321 (note: the video, about Kary Mullis, has been scrubbed from Ub2b, but exists on Dr. Sam’s website here).
We see logic in her analysis that we cannot refute. The cure for many maladies might be found by simple cleanliness and a healthy immune system. We love us some Dr. Sam:
Why 120 / 240 VAC?
In this video, Kathy Joseph (Kathy Loves Physics and History) explains how the North American standards for alternating current evolved.
Like most standards for most things, the original inventors / designers / fabricators were influential. Often, a standard is simply acceptance of the first of the genre with all its quirks and peculiarities.
Kathy has an enthusiastic and energetic presentation that is fast paced.
Joe and I give her an A+ for brief, cogent, factual data delivered with a smile:
Now that Kathy has established where from 120 / 240 / 220 etc., she will now astound Joe and me with the origins of 2 and 3 phase alternating current, and why it is 50 cycle or 60 cycle all around the world.
Joe says, once again, that there is a large helping of “first come, first served” in the birth of most technologies, and alternating current is no exception (although there are exceptions):
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
Continuing with the discussion of the Book of Exodus, this is episode 11.
Jordan Peterson and his posse seem to have no compunction about addressing the mind bending question – what is a woman?
It was more or less the same thoughts Joe and I have.
These men are gaining more of our admiration every episode.
We don’t know if we are deepening our understanding of Exodus, but the conversation is interesting:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
This week in Vernon BC has been acceptable, weather-wise.
It snowed briefly on Wednesday.
It all melted before mid-afternoon.
There has been mild freezing overnight, say one or two degrees Celsius below.
Lots of cloud with brief sunny teases.
No big wind, no severe cold.
Today was no exception.
There was heavy frost on the vehicle windows this a.m., but by mid-afternoon it had achieved a respectable 6° on the thermometer.
Joe downgraded to two tee shirts and only one sweater!
It ain’t Spring yet.
Hell, it ain’t even Winter yet….. and we’re tire of it!
Joe (one sweater) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez, bold as brass –