Sunday Rant – 4820


Joe’s Comment – Mike Baldwin captures the week in two images.  I’ve been incredibly busy.  I’ve been incredibly busy with the wrong things.  I remind me of a character in the Helen Bannerman story of  “Little Black Sambo” (1899).
Sambo is a South Indian boy who lives with his father and mother, named Black Jumbo and Black Mumbo respectively.  While out walking in the jungle one day, Sambo encounters four hungry tigers, and surrenders his colourful new clothes, shoes and umbrella so that they will not eat him. The tigers are vain and each thinks that he is better dressed than the others. They have a massive argument and chase each other around a tree until they are reduced to a pool of ghee (clarified butter). Sambo then recovers his clothes and collects the ghee, which his mother uses to make pancakes.
Sambo ate 169 pancakes!
That’s how you turn a lemony day into lemonade my friends.
All good and fine you say.
Here’s my chagrin.
I identify with the tiger.
Sambo was very clever.
I just seem to run faster and faster until I melt down.
Very curious.
Is this what “old age” is?


COVID Hoax Inc.
Joe and I are being ostracized.
We refuse to wear a mask.
So far, we’ve been able to to “bob and weave”, but the government…..
Oh, the government!
Now the government is a doctor.
Not only is the government a doctor, but they are intimate with our personal health, so intimate that they prescribe a mask when in public.
The government is a personal doctor.
They have mandated mask wearing in British Columbia, and have persecuted people in our little town of Vernon for assembling (having a party)!
The government is a personal doctor and a punitive penalizer, a punisher.
People we have asked about the mask, in places of business, don’t like it, but they say it is a condition of employment.
The few employers we have questioned, who aren’t hostile about the topic, say they have no choice.  Comply or close.
Now the government is a personal doctor and a punitive penalizer, a punisher, and a tyrant.
Spank my ass if this isn’t an overwhelmingly convincing argument for smaller and even more ineffective government.
On the positive side of the ledger, people who actually know their ass from a coal barge regarding the science of the subject continue to risk speaking out.
Dr. Roger Hodkinson, MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP, CEO of Western Medical Assessments, made the following statement at the Edmonton AB City Council Community and Public Services meeting held on November 19th, 2020 –
Thank you very much. I do appreciate the opportunity to address you on this very important matter. What I’m going to say is lay language, and blunt. It’s counter-narrative, and so you don’t immediately think I’m a quack, I’m going to briefly outline my credentials so that you can understand where I’m coming from in terms of knowledge base in all of this.
I’m a medical specialist in pathology which includes virology. I trained at Cambridge University in the U.K. I’m the ex-president of the pathology section of the Medical Association. I was previously an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine doing a lot of teaching. I was the chairman of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada Examination Committee and Pathology in Ottawa, but more to the point I’m currently the chairman of a biotechnology company in North Carolina selling the COVID-19 test.
And [inaudible] you might say I know a little bit about all of this. The bottom line is simply this: There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It’s outrageous. This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public. 
There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus. Other than protecting older, more vulnerable people. It should be thought of as nothing more than a bad flu season.
This is not Ebola. It’s not SARS. It’s politics playing medicine and that’s a very dangerous game.
There is no action of any kind needed other than what happened last year when we felt unwell. We stayed home, we took chicken noodle soup, we didn’t visit granny, and we decided when we would return to work. We didn’t need anyone to tell us.
Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue-signaling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’s utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people — I’m not saying that in a pejorative sense — seeing these people walking around like lemmings, obeying without any knowledge base, to put the mask on their face.
Social distancing is also useless because COVID is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing. Enclosures have had such terrible unintended consequences. Everywhere should be opened tomorrow as was stated in the Great Barrington Declaration that I circulated prior to this meeting.
And a word on testing: I do want to emphasize that I’m in the business of testing for COVID. I do want to emphasize that positive test results do not – underlined in neon – mean a clinical infection. It’s simply driving public hysteria and all testing should stop. Unless you’re presenting to the hospital with some respiratory problem.
All that should be done is to protect the vulnerable and to give them all in the nursing homes that are under your control, give them all 3,000 to 5,000 international units of vitamin D every day which has been shown to radically reduce the likelihood of infection.
And I would remind you all that using the province’s own statistics, the risk of death under 65 in this province is one in 300,000. One in 300,000. You’ve got to get a grip on this.
The scale of the response that you are undertaking with no evidence for it is utterly ridiculous given the consequences of acting in a way that you’re proposing. All kinds of suicides, business closures – funerals, weddings, etc., etc. It’s simply outrageous! It’s just another bad flu and you’ve got to get your minds around that.
Let people make their own decisions. You should be totally out of the business of medicine. You’re being led down the garden path by the chief medical officer of health for this province.
I am absolutely outraged that this has reached this level. It should all stop tomorrow.
Thank you very much.”
For as long as the City of Edmonton AB meeting is allowed to exist on YoubeTube, you can hear him speak at 8:25:58 in the following video, which is the entire city meeting:

The good doctor is risking his livelihood, his reputation, and his safety to warn John Q. Public of the farce perpetrated against the masses for who knows what reason.  More of the story here.
Anyone who takes the time to research the issue knows several undisputed facts – viruses are much older than humanity, viruses are masters of mutation, “successful” viruses are virtually impossible to eliminate.  The healthy human immune system exists to counter threats such as dangerous viral infection.
Here’s a question – are there “good” or beneficial viruses (virii, virusi????)
Glad you asked, Spanky.  There just might be such viruses.
Here’s another question to ponder – can a bacteria have a virus, i.e., can bacterium be infected by virus(es)?
How about the reverse.
Can bacterium infect a virus?
The answer is yes and no, respectively.
A bacteria is on average 1,000 X larger than a virus.
Bacterium can replicate without using the hosts cells, because they are living entities (close enough to count).
Viruses cannot because they are not.  A virus is not technically alive; virus particles exist somewhere between living and non-living organisms.
A virus can only replicate in cells of a host.
Interesting facts here.
A successful virus is almost impossible to eradicate without destroying the host.
Hence an immune system which identifies and remembers each virus, each mutation, and if successful, defends the body.
The best antiviral is an intact and healthy immune system.
What can the average mud pecker do?
– Speak calmly – everyone is stressed and strung out with the hopelessness of the “authorities” and government ineffectiveness – with unwanted, deprecatory, and tyrannical effects and affects.
– Become knowledgeable – facts trump feelings every single time.
– Make your voice heard – talk (calmly) to friends, neighbors, family, acquaintances, strangers, and whomever (at the appropriate distance!) about what you know and want to know.
– Protest peacefully and legally – and clean up after yourself.
– Sign the “Great Barrington Declaration – over 675,000 signees to date.
Add your name to those who know better and are willing to stand their ground.
Also, please consider putting aside a few dollars for Joe and me to bail us out.
We have difficulty with the calm part.
– Pay attention to your diet – low carb and sugar intake, lots of vitamin D3, zinc, and animal fats.  That’s the ticket!  And give yourself a “cease and desist” order reducing drinking, smoking, drugs, and whatever else you know you shouldn’t be doing.
From Robert Zimmerman at “Behind the Black” website, a well composed data rich essay titled “Study: Asymptomatic and secondary infected individuals do not infect others.”  A quote from the article –
A new study published in the journal Nature has found that people who are either asymptomatic or undergoing a secondary illness of COVID-19 are simply not infectious, and don’t give the virus to others.
In other words, it appears that the only time people can infect others is when they have the virus for the first time, and only when they are symptomatic. Lock downs and the use of masks by the healthy accomplish nothing. All you need to do is quarantine the symptomatic patient, as human societies have been doing for centuries and centuries.
To once again emphasize this point, wearing masks if you are healthy and not sick protects no one. Social distancing if you are not sick protects no one. Shutting down businesses, such as reducing capacities at restaurants so they can’t make a profit, protects no one. Curfews protect no one.
When you see someone on a hiking trail, it is not necessary to run ten feet off the trail, put a mask on, and bow your head away in fear and terror of that other person. That they are on the trail guarantees they are not sick. They can’t infect you. And that you are there also means you can’t infect them.
Burn the mask. Smile. Live like a human again. And most of all, stop being afraid all the time.”
Last word to Dr. Kary Mullis (RIP), Nobel Prize recipient (for inventing the PCR test used in this COVID farce) –


Yeonmi Park
Joe and I are very selective in picking our heroes, our “sheep dogs”.
This young lady has a bright fire of liberty burning in her soul.
Her personal story is one of courage and determination.
She fled North Korea, not for lofty ideological concepts such as freedom or liberty.
In her own words, she fled for “a bowl of rice”.
She was starving.
Her mother told her “don’t even whisper, for the birds and mice can hear you.”
She maintains that 3 generations of your family would suffer if the government eye of tyranny focuses unfavorably on you.
At thirteen years of age, she left her family in search of some place where she could eat, could fill her stomach.
Why do Joe and I hold her in the highest regard?
Because she is smart enough to know her speaking about life in North Korea is paramount to a suicide attempt.
Not just at the hands of North Korean operatives.
Her English is much better than our Cantonese and Mandarin (and French, German, Spanish, Latin, et cetera).
This video, this woman, should be shared with all in the western world.
You can do a Google / DuckDuckGo search and find people who call her a liar.
What happened to her family?
You might want to listen:


Good Guy Protest
In this video citizens follow the law.
In this video, the law enforcement agencies represented, complied with the law…..
This time…..
Joe has warned of this moment.
When “the law” must decide whether they are merely “the muscle” of “the Man”, or they too are citizens.
They must decide if they value their job more than they value the rule of law.
They must decide if their moral compass is toppled, or spinning, or steady and true.
Why do we say this?
The fat sheriff with the accent might have just bought a new fishing boat.
That’s a lot of payments on lay-away.
Just sayin’.
This video is currently on YoubeTube.  We’ll try to find it on BitChute or Rumble, ’cause the life span of controversial videos on YbeT is unpredictable.
Joe says the cell phone with a charged battery and video camera capability is the modern equivalent of a sword and shield in Medieval times:

No success in either alternate video platform (yet).
In the comments section below the video there are some gems of insight.
Joe liked this one from CJ Deaver: “When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty“.
Easier to say than do.
‘Nuff said.


Conrad Black
The Epoch Times’ Jan Jekielek interviews Conrad Black for American Thought Leaders re: the recent election in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Joe loved this quote from the erudite Mr. Black It’s a bit rich for the authors of all those colossal illegalities and improprieties to call upon President Trump to be a good sport when they just tried to steal his election.”
Mr. Black talks about the future of and for America, either way the election is decided.
He maintains the “Great Trump War” will continue, regardless of election results:


Paul Weston
Mr. Weston is a “far right” politician in the UK, according to the Wikipedia link.  His FaceBook page is here.
Two opposing bits of information.
Joe and I found the following video very meaningful.
The cost to the world if the U.S. of A. loses its “democracy” is a possible outcome of the current unrest.
Mr. Weston outlines the dire consequences of that outcome:

To hammer the nail home, the “right” is becoming furious.
The “right” would stand down if they knew the election was above board, was conducted honestly, was legal.  If their candidate won or lost, the “right” would accept and rejoice, or accept resignedly.
Not so the “left”.
The Left is now reaping what it sowed.  So says Robert Zimmerman (no, not Bob Dylan, this is a different Robert Zimmerman) at his website Behind the Black.
A few quotes –
The Democrats are now reaping what they sowed. Their lies for the past four years has destroyed any trust by Republicans of anything Democrats do. It is perfectly reasonable today for Republicans to doubt the results of this election, to suspect a fraud perpetuated by the Democrats. Those same Democrats have demonstratively shown their willingness to lie and cheat about almost every political issue for years. That they are also now fighting any investigation or audit of the election count only increases that distrust…..
……What fills me with despair is that it is now impossible to have a fair election that both sides will accept. Everyone has become angrily partisan, which means that everyone has stopped thinking. The only thing that matters is to win, by any means necessary.
If people were thinking fairly — especially the Democrats — there would be little or no resistance from anyone in trying to clear up today’s doubts about the 2020 election. Democrats, in good will, would respect the Republicans doubts and work to ease them. They would also be willing to accept the possibility of a Biden loss should the evidence require it.
They do not. They have no good will. Instead the Democrats respond with anger, hate, and attacks. This is the same treatment Trump received for four years, and like him, Republicans are now responding in kind…..
…..The worst part of this is that I can see no way out. The only way this can change is if the Democrats and their partisan supporters finally admit that in a open and free society you don’t always get what you want, and the opposition party has a right to exist…..
…..And it appears that in self defense, Republicans are increasingly responding in turn with fury, anger, and mindless passion, which can only lead to a worsening of the situation. And because of the intransigence of the Democrats, they have no choice.”
The article is worth reading and digesting.
Joe and I think there had better be some adults in the room, pronto.
A nation of laws cannot exist if one side gets a pass, a blind eye, a pat on the head and a pardon for breaking the law, while the other side is scrutinized without compassion or mercy, with vehement hostility.
Past generations of political “compromise” when no compromise was possible are reaping what was sown.
Kicking the can down the road only exacerbates the eventual reality of so many cans down the road that the road is obscured.
Joe says there is a difference between right and wrong.
If you don’t know what is right and what is wrong, why not ask someone around you?
Whatever they say you will have a reaction.
If you have no reaction, you may be a psychopath or a dolt…..


Paul Joseph Watson
A well composed opinion update of the “Global Reset”, COVID politicization, the “conservative” movement in America, and a few precious moments critiquing Canada’s fabulous futuristic traitorous leader, Chief Rainbow Socks (aka Little Gay).  Once again, Trudeau is documented denying he said what he said.
PJW put this on YoubeTube (aka YbeT).
It may not be there for long.  By the time Joe and I post this rant on Sunday evening, all may be gone.
We are spending more time on BitChute and Rumble (PJW is on both).
As my friend Andy (RIP) once told me in a bitter moment of late-life angst, “they will miss you as much as the hole your hand leaves when you pull it from a pail of water”.
PJW’s video is titled “They think you’re stupid”.  Joe says that about sums it up:

The same video on BitChute (for posterity):

Quick Dick McDick
QDMcD talks about the “Great Reset”.
With a few more years of “gathering wool”, our stalwart Saskatchewan patriot will gain honorable mud pecker status.
That’s as high an honor as Joe and I bestow:


Joe’s Garage

Helge Meyer – Badass
The story of “wolves, sheep and sheep dogs” is familiar to most.
Here it is as a refresher –
“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.
Helge Meyer is a sheepdog.
During the dark days in the ’90’s when civil war / genocide ravaged Yugoslavia, many civilians, many sheep, were caught in the crossfire.  The UN did what it constantly does (very Chicken little), the West more or less stood by impotently, and the dogs of war ran wild.
Not so Helge Meyer (badass of the week).  Following are the opening paragraphs of this amazing story about a doG fearing ex Danish Special Forces veteran –
When the bloodiest and most brutal conflict of the 1990s was raging across Eastern Europe, scarring the historic cities and beautiful vistas of the Yugoslavian countryside with crippling fields of tracer fire, surface-to-air missiles, artillery craters, and brutal racial and ethnically-charged street warfare so over-the-top brutal that the United Nations declared the entire thing a war crime, ex-Danish Special Forces Jagercorps operative Helge Meyer did the only reasonable thing any complete and utter stone-cold bonkers hardass could have done in such a bleak and brutal situation:
He bolted enough reinforced armor plating to his badass American muscle car that it looked like a Post-Apocalyptic Mad Max / Knight Rider fanfic crossover and then hauled ass through the landmine-riddled streets of downtown Sarajevo at 90 miles an hour delivering food to starving children while bandits and guerillas pinged AK rounds off his rear window and tried to blow his ass up with RPGs.  And he did it without the explicit approval of any government agency, military, or NGO, and without ever carrying a weapon larger than a pocketknife and his own radioactive ballsack.”  (hat tip to ANTZ-IN-PANTZ)
A note to all men (and women too!): in your heart only you know if you are a sheep, a wolf, or a sheepdog.  Joe and I reckon if you have to think about it, the question is already answered.  We recognize how rare, how unique, and how necessary the sheepdog.
A picture of Helge and his ’79 Camaro, gussied up in armor plating, ready to rock and roll –
Every time the tide of crime and inhumanity seems overwhelming, remember that there are sheepdogs, they do exist, so batten the hatches and hang on, for hope is a powerful force.
Maybe, just maybe, you ARE a sheepdog.
If so, you will know what to do.

Gear Head Humor
A few items from the Internet that make anyone who has an iota of mechanical ability or time behind the wheel of a vehicle chuckle.
Or snort –








This week, a recent conversation between Noor Bin Laden (niece of Osama Bin Laden) and Patrick Bet-David of Valuetainment Media.
Joe and I think the world to be a very strange (and wonderful) place:



This week in Vernon BC the frost arrived.
Late in the week, but arrived.
Today was chilly enough that the frost didn’t come off the ground in the shadows.
And most of the day was cloudy.
Definitely gum boots and heavy sweaters.
Only 22 days until real Winter™ gets here.
Joe can hardly suppress his excitement…..
We’ve been mildly frostbitten twice already this fall.
Lots more to look forward to, we reckon.
If only……
Why is it the apocalyptic threats to life on earth never pan out?
Of all of them, Joe and I dream erotically about global warming.
Here’s a list of alarmist predictions from John Nolte at Breitbart  That didn’t quite pan out the way their hysterical “researchers” swore they would.


Here is the source for numbers 1-27. As you will see, the individual sources are not crackpots, but scientific studies and media reports on “expert” predictions. The sources for numbers 28-41 are linked individually.

  1. 1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
  2. 1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
  3. 1970: Ice Age By 2000
  4. 1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
  5. 1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
  6. 1972: New Ice Age By 2070
  7. 1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
  8. 1974: Another Ice Age?
  9. 1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
  10. 1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
  11. 1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
  12. 1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
  13. 1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
  14. 1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
  15. 1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
  16. 1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
  17. 1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
  18. 2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
  19. 2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
  20. 2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
  21. 2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
  22. 2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
  23. 2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
  24. 2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
  25. 2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
  26. 2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
  27. 2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’
  28. 1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
  29. 1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
  30. 1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
  31. 1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
  32. 1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
  33. 1980: Peak Oil In 2000
  34. 1996: Peak Oil in 2020
  35. 2002: Peak Oil in 2010
  36. 2006: Super Hurricanes!
  37. 2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015
  38. 1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
  39. 1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
  40. 1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
  41. 1970s: Killer Bees!There are a few recent items missing from the list, but you get the idea.


Joe (chilly) Mekanic
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