[date Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM]
A lovely video using the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a musical background:
WORLD WAR II – DATE OF NOTE
December 7 is the commemoration of Pearl Harbor. Didn’t note it last week, though I thought about it and watched some video footage. Not much to do around the Internet outside the “usual suspects”.
It seems that “day of infamy” is fading into obscurity in the eyes of the general public.
A picture of the memorial above the deck of the USS Arizona –
Without the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, how long would the United States have waited to declare war? Or, was the attack unavoidable due to oil embargoes against the Japanese? Was it the Americans forcing the hand of the Japanese? It was touch and go for years after the formal declaration before the tide turned against Germany and Japan. The advantage they had of course was prior knowledge of what they intended and years to prepare. And total ruthlessness in plundering their prizes. Two relatively small countries instigated a bloody conflict that ended the lives of 10’s of millions, and affected the entire world.
I will not forget the onerous weight of December 7, 1941 on the United States, the West, and the world.
Edmonton – What in the world is this about? An official police Burka? The Edmonton police are in the fashion business? WTF Alberta…… You’re starting to frighten me:
When will the ass kissing of religious idiots be finished? When we have bacon flavored lipstick? How about canine taxi drivers? Please help stop the madness. Just say no right out loud.
A NOTE TO ALL ALBERTANS AND CANADIANS – The RCMP is criminally responsible for infractions of Canadian law during the flooding in southern Alberta, specifically High River. Lorne Gunter is the narrator of a documentary that seeks answers to all the questions arising from the actions of the RCMP during the flood. This is very important viewing:
The OPP hasn’t changed it’s ways since the sickening “two tier” policing practiced back in 2007. The car theft captial of Ontario. As author Christie Blatchford states, in Caledonia you are your own police force:
I’ve made up my mind about Rob Ford, the most famous (notorious?) Canadian of late. Here he is being interviewed by Conrad Black, a famous (notorious?) ex-Canadian:
I’m fond of Conrad Black’s erudition, his perspective, and his pixyishness humor. The best part of him will always be Barbara Amiel………
As for Rob Ford? Well, there’s this…… –
As the t-shirt says, “Vote for Rob Ford….. he’s not a communist”.
But this will always cast a shadow over him –
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The movie “Hilary: The Movie” is up on YouTube. This movie was not released prior to the 2008 election because of legal action by the federal government. Watching it didn’t surprise. It confirmed:
Hilary Clinton is a nasty human. She deserves no honor. She does deserve impeachment as a minimum. I’d support a charge of treason – wishful thinking on my part.
AUTOMOTIVE, DRIVING, MECHANICAL STUFF
Ken Block has released “Gymkhana 6”. It is a wild ride through a tight course. The Ford Fiesta he’s driving makes 650hp and 650 ft.lb. torque. It is tuned beyond grenade to Claymore. Every Ken Block gymkhana I watch makes me smile thinking of greenies and enviro-weinies having heart palpitations about the tire smoke, the mechanical noise, and the unfathomable mindlessness of doing it just because you can. Live long and prosper Mr. Block!:
Here’s “Gymkhana 5”, filmed in the streets of San Francisco:
Gotta go lie down for a while. Too much excitement.
HEALTH vs HEALTHY
Gluten gets a bad rap. There are very few gluten intolerant people. What is the “pro / con” argument? Basically, if you’re not mildly or radically intolerant, DON’T ELIMINATE GLUTEN FROM YOUR DIET!:
There is no magic diet. There is good dieting practice.
POLITICIANS, POLITICS, HUMOROUS, WACKYNESS
A short video definition of luck and a bonus demonstration of careless driving –
Oh how I wish people with a message could be better at punctuation –
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, PEACHY-KEEN STUFF
Mars One is a private enterprise looking for astronauts to colonize Mars. No shit! I missed the cutoff! Read and weep:
GUNS, GUNNERS, GUNNERY
I’m a big fan of Roy Lee Ermey. A video of “Mail Call” outtakes with lots of NSFW language:
PHILOSOPHERS, PHILOSOPHY, SMART TALK
Thomas Sowell has brilliant observations regarding society and economics. This lecture is called “Economic vs Political Decision Making”:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zByuQPichGY
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCMf2aNxjeU
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeXtjnjO2tE
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnSVzk_p0qw
It’s not just the freezing weather that has me posting Vladimir Putin. He makes more sense than the majority of politicians in Europe and North America. I’m with him for the defense of your cultural roots (not so much the collectivism part):
Imagine listening to Vlad………… He’s talking about cultural preservation. A transcript of his speech:
Address by the President of Russia
At the Valdai-Forum
19 September 2013
A further challenge (=Danger) for the national Russian identity is connected to the processes we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral and other aspects.
We see that many Euro-Atlantic (= the West) States have taken a course where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilisation.
In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied – national, religious, cultural and even gender identities are being denied or relativised.
There, politics treats a family with many children as equal to a homosexual partnership (juridically); faith in God is equal to faith in Satan.
The excesses and exaggerations of Political Correctness in these countries indeed leads to serious consideration for the legitimisation of parties that promote the propaganda of paedophilia.
The people in many European States are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are indeed frightened to speak about them.
Christian Holidays and celebrations are abolished or “neutrally” renamed, as if one were ashamed of those Christian holidays. With this method one hides away the deeper moral value of these celebrations.
And these countries try to force this model onto other countries, globally. I am deeply convinced that this is a direct way to the degradation and primitivization (of culture). This leads to deeper demographic and moral crisis in the West.
What can be a better evidence for the moral crisis of a human society (in the West) than the loss of its reproductive function?!
And today nearly all “developed” Western countries cannot survive reproductively, not even with the help of migrants.
Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed and been developed over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity (=become brutes).
And we think it is right and natural to defend and preserve these moral (Christian) values.
One has to respect the right of every minority to self-determination, but at the same time there cannot and must not be any doubt about the rights of the majority.
At the same time as this process at a national level (in the West) we observe on an international level the attempts to create a unipolar, unified model of the world, to relativise and remove institutions of international right and national sovereignty. (Putin speaks about the US-Imperium).
In such a unipolar, unified world there is no place for sovereign states. Such a world needs merely vassals.
From a historical perspective, such a unipolar world (of the USA) would mean the surrender of one’s own identity and of God-created diversity.
Russia will side with those who defend the point of view that important global decisions have to be made on a collective basis, and not in the interest of only one state (USA) or one group of states (NATO).
GUNS, GUNNERY, GUNNERS
A supreme court decision upholds the 2nd amendment. Smart people rejoice! Campus in Florida is no longer doomed to be a “shooting gallery”:
RELIGION OF PEACE (ON US ALL)
Pat Condell ponders “How Gay Is Islam?”:
Pretty damn gay I’d say…….
Today the pulpit hosts Athene. The dissertation is titled “Athene’s Theory of Everything”. Very neurosciency, very interesting:
A person’s right and left hemispheres are locked in eternal combat, a perpetual struggle, to self identify, identify self, and comprehend.
Whosoever saith humans only use 10% of their brain is sadly misinformed (or not human). Time for a “peripeteia” moment…….
The coldest temperature ever observed on earth was measured -94.7°C (-135.8°F for old white people). According to the article, you must breath air through a preheat snorkel in these very low temperatures to avoid damaging your lungs / trachea / wet inner parts:
Absolute zero is -273°C (-459.67°F). That means the antarctic was over a quarter of the way to zero entropy. I shudder to think. Then again, shuddering would be impossible, wouldn’t it?
Not that cold in Vernon, but cold enough. Tracking slightly below seasonal norms. Both of my insured vehicles decided I needed to lie in the snow and tinker with them. Murphy (and his entourage) are invited to depart. Is there an alternative?
Joe (Frostbit) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez for all seasons –