Sunday Rant – 5020


Joe’s Comment – Joe Dator is hilarious!
Each of these cartoons crack me up and make me think…..
The meaning is a personal reflection that changes with attitude, mood, ability.
I’ll have to check back tomorrow to see what changed.



COVID-19 Vaccine
Thanks to Brian S. for sending along the following testimonies from 33 people, most of whom are doctors, with a few journalists, and a nurse.
Joe and I did not know that the vaccine touted about and being implemented utilizes nano technology and synthetic DNA/RNA engineered components.
We are unclear as to the veracity of this approach.
The human DNA/RNA code sequences are the product of untold centuries and a googol equivalent number of mutations.
The net result is, on average, a creature that can reproduce, is conscious, cognizant, and can live for a span of 80 years, give or take.
It doesn’t sound like much in a 14.5 billion year old universe, but there it is…..
What happens if this natural experiment as old as life itself is paradigm-shifted with a mass influx of possible genetic material altering “medication”?
Joe and I see the outline of a (hopefully) science fiction genre, where the “super man” or “supra man” emerges from such a well intentioned implementation.  Of course, in the sci-fi novel, the good intentions are over shadowed by the reality of an unintended consequence – a genetic change which creates a smarter, stronger, more capable being, but it ain’t human anymore – it creates a monster!
Artificial intelligence be damned.
Supra and/or super humans?
We’d take our chances with AI.
We know how utterly monstrous humans are.
What clemency, what quarter, what mercy, at the hands appendages of the supersupra?
Once more the mud peckers are the guinea pig in the eternal laboratory of life, at the hands of their “superiors”.
Joe is afraid that this time our Nazi scientists WILL prevail:

Furthermore, the Senate testimony of Dr. Pierre Kory from St. Luke’s Aurora Medical Center, Milwaukee WI, details the efficacy of IVERMECTIN (aka Stromectol, Soolantra, Sklice) as a prophylactic in the treatment of COVID-19.
From the link – “Ivermectin is currently being investigated as a treatment for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. The trials so far have shown ivermectin reduces the number of cell-associated viral DNA by 99.8 % in 24 hours. Further studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of this medicine in humans with COVID-19.”
Dr. Kory and his team’s assertion is a person CANNOT CONTRACT COVID-19 if they use this already FDA approved drug.
He backs his assertion with clinical data in a paper he and his colleagues collaborated to produce.

Seems like the vaccine creator business has the politicians in their pockets.
Joe wonders, if given a choice between taking known FDA approved treatments such as Ivermectin and / or Hydroxychloroquine which now have a proven track record of efficacy and safety, or a new, unproven and untested vaccine with nano technology and synthetic DNA / RNA components, novel and new approaches largely untested, whom would choose the unproven and untested path?
Certainly not us mud peckers.
We may be at the low end of the totem pole of society, but we certainly don’t consider ourselves “cannon fodder” for our Nazi Scientists©.
You know damn well every country and culture has them – those willing to experiment on others for the “common good”, or “scientific advancement”.
Joe says let them go first (and second, et cetera, ad infinitum).


Website of the Week
Jim’s Blog has an excellent analysis of the current corrupt state of the union in America, culminating with the 2020 election for president.
His analysis is a mix of knowledge of early recorded history and his perception of what has happened, what is happening, and what will inevitably happen.
All supported with logic and historical examples.
The Fall of the Republic
–  Where We Are and Where We Are Going
The Republic Died at 20-11-04
His contention is that the forces of evil, of incivility have been let run loose and wild without restraint.
A fatal grace.
With the country more or less 50-50 in either camp, the spineless politicians have been kicking the can down the road for so long long without tragic consequence that they failed to see the dead end ahead.
According to Jim, there is no way forward for the republic as is.
Joe and I remember Andrew Breitbart saying
We also remember Charles Krauthammer saying
From Jim’s Blog, an introductory paragraph to whet your curiosity –
Today in America it is the year in Rome fifty eight years before Christ. We are here. The mob is on the streets, which the courts decline to put down, courts and legal processes of the Republic politicized and defunct, carrying out political vengeance and refusing to enforce law, elections blatantly fraudulent and discredited.
Caesar crossing the Rubicon was the culmination of more Rubicons than you can shake a stick at. Before Caesar crossed the Rubicon, Clodius and Pompey crossed the Pomerium.
And before they crossed the Pomerium, Rome had the grossly dysfunctional courts, the undue process, and the rigged elections, that we have right now.
Soros and Hunter Biden are Clodius. Trump is Pompey, Cato, and Cicero. The Insurrection Act is the Senatus Consultum Ultimum.”
Some of the claims about malfeasance in history are clear.
Malfeasance in the current election, real legal or affidavit supported anomalies, similar curiosities, are being gathered on line in a crowd source manner.  The link is Here Is the Evidence.
Currently there are 1,327 entries.
Might want to check out this site before it disappears.
Joe and I can’t believe that this is not evidence.
Where the hell did we put that legal dictionary?


Viva Frei
Our favorite Canadian lawyer.
Joe says that is an oxymoron.
I rephrase.
Our favorite Canadian lawyer if we favored lawyers (which we do not).
A lawyer is an unfortunate gadfly circling about the body of law, seeking sustenance.  Much like a buzzard, with the exception that the law isn’t dead or dying.
C’est dommage…..
For reason that the law often makes political decisions, not lawgical decisions (see what we did there?).
Our distaste for lawyering runs deep with us (the profession wouldn’t be necessary if only the law was clear, i.e. “black and white”/logical, not 50 shades of gray).
Joe and I like a good argument for the same reason we like Jigsaw Sudoku puzzles – if you sacrifice the time you will learn something.
Bonus time if you learn something useful.
Our critique of senor Frei is he talks like Ben Shapiro (tiger turn to butter speed). Our admiration?
He is beyond Polyanna in his weltanschauung, for his enthusiasm about law, and he exhibits no discernible measure of schadenfreude toward bad actors.
An early Christmas rant from Viva Frei:

On Sunday evenings, Viva Frei and Robert Barnes knock the legal ball all over the court (see what we did there?).
Tonight’s livestream was very informative.  Lawyer Barnes has a depth of understanding re: the American Constitution, and American jurisprudence that is very impressive.
In this episode they discuss the Texas legal brief, and why the SCOTUS did not give it “standing” (cowardice), and the hundreds of millions of Americans they left at the altar.  An entertaining and informative video.
Joe and I watch these guys every week.
Maybe we don’t hate all lawyers individually and specifically.  Maybe it is we hate wasting good minds on legal crack:


Joe’s Garage

Ford Stationary Generator
Could it be the Ford Motor Company is actually listening to their customers?
Joe and I are outfitting (constantly) for various projects and work we do away from home.  Sometimes the entire truck load of tools and equipment must be replaced with a different set of tools and equipment, reliant on the proposed work.
Almost every job we discover that no matter how many tools we brought, the tool we need right now is still at home.
We are in need of a perfect work truck.
One constant for almost every type of work is electrical energy.
North American vehicles are almost all 12VDC standard with negative chassis ground.  Most corded hand tools are 120, a few 240 ACV.
With AC current, hand tools, welders, compressors and a myriad of useful appliances become useful timesavers.
Joe and I are constantly choosing between portable generator sets (how much power = how much weight / bulk), or various inverters that must be wired into the truck battery set.  Verily we say to you it is a pain in the nether region(s).
Check out this new Ford F150.
It supplies over 7,000 watts of 120/240 AC power!
You can reallocate the portable generator to standby status.
Simply pull up to the worksite, or park your camper / trailer / 5th wheel, and plug in to the truck.
Joe says that is better than sliced bread.  Even sliced rye bread.  That is saying a mouthful:

Opera Moments
Joe loves opera.
One of his favorites is Carmen, by Georges Bizet, first performed 1875.
Anyone who can hear and lives in a western culture has heard this music.
The following video features an opera soprano we adore – Maria Callas.
She sings “Habanera”, from Carmen.
She is a beautiful presence, and her voice is angelic.
To say nothing for her poise.
Her moniker was “La Divina” (the Divine One):

As Mike Haws said in the comments “Ok a French opera about Spain sung in French by a Greek national to a German audience.. It was superb!”
Joe adds Ms. Callas was born in America…..
In the following video she sings “Casta Diva” in the role of Norma, the druid priestess in Bellini’s opera “Norma“, first performed in 1831.
The jewelry she wore in this performance (1958, Paris Opera debut) was valued at one million dollars.
Joe doesn’t notice the glam.
He is mesmerized by the purity of her voice:

Her beauty is a cross of Audrey Hepburn and Anjelica Huston.
Her website is here.  Check it out.  Lots of divine listening, no advertisements!
Joe says if he could sing like she did, things would be different.
That Joe is a wordsmith to be sure.


Cancer Theory
Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. Ken Berry share the current paradigm shifted theory of how cancer cells are “turned on”.
If Joe and I are understanding this theory, every cell in your body has the potential and the DNA/RNA capability of regressing to a self survival mode that promotes a cancer – one of literally hundreds that it could manifest from its own genome.
We might have to listen multiple times to get the drift.
This new theory explains a lot of cancer treatment failures:






A different sermon format this week.
YoubeTube (henceforth known as Ubee2bee) has become so biased in what it “allows” under its self described “community rules” that Joe and I no longer go to Ubee2bee with confidence.
Every week Joe and I receive one or more emails from WordPress that our Sunday Rant has a “broken link”.  This means that what was there is no longer there, and the link to information or data we were using is now incomplete.
This tends to piss Joe to no end.
Olaf the berserker is tugging at his restraints (one of the many souls in our head).
The last time Olaf got free it wasn’t pretty…..
Also, it is approaching Christmas.
Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.

This week, we offer a review of the year by Victor Davis Hanson, in a Classicist podcast from the Hoover Institution.  Dr. Hanson is our go-to historian and level headed polemic.  Hear here is “The Scars of 2020“.  No Ubee2bee video available.
Interview conducted for “The Classicist” by Troy Senik.
A second podcast from the same source features Kimberley Strassel, Douglas Murray, and John Podhoretz discussing “A Look Back at 2020 (a year we won’t miss“.
An interview conducted by Peter Robinson for Uncommon Knowledge (Hoover Institution).  While it lasts, we post the video of the podcast found on Ubee2bee:



This week in Vernon BC, now only one week from the official kick-off of WINTER®, the mild weather (for the time of year) continues.
As of today, Sunday, 13th December, the ground is unfrozen.
Snow is gently fluttering to the ground in still air.
A departure from “normal” weather in recent years for this date.
The average historic temperature is around and about -5C°.
Joe wants to go on record that in 2020 he never felt that the temperature was too warm.
I will second that statement.
We further state that today was cold and wet and chilled us almost to the bone.
We’ve found a new winter activity!
Is it a function of age, or an unrequited dream?
Only 4 months to go….. to more pleasant weather fantasies.


Joe (gumboot) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez marches on –

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