Sunday Rant – 5122


Joe’s Comment – What a week!  Feeling a bit like a superman, with rocket ship underpants.
The weather has been uncooperative for my preferred outdoor activities.
I made out like a bandit at the Dodd’s Auction sale on Saturday – lots of things I don’t need but wanted, and a surprise included.  I am the proud owner of a parrot carving! –
Late Sunday afternoon I saw the weather forecast – gloomy and well below zero.
Then, I flushed the downstairs bathroom toilet.  The waste and water came up, not down in the bowl.  Damn!  The septic tank is acting up!
Tomorrow I will bundle up and attempt to dig up the septic system at a tear freezing -25° Celsius expected temperature.
I knew things were going too well to be true…..
I hope it is only a matter of pumping, not replacing, for frozen ground and bitter cold slows things down and costs more to do.  Time to get on the phone –

How quickly a superman with rocket ship undies can be deflated.
The question now is to poop, or not to poop.  Or wash the clothes.  Or shower.  Or run the dish washer.
The value adage goes something like this: “It is not the challenge you face but how you face it that is the measure of a man”.


Tucker Carlson interviews Dutch lawyer Eva Vlaardingerbroek.
That there is a really complex name for a lovely woman.
Here in North America there are many skewed perceptions of what Europe is, what the European Union is, who the inhabitants of Europe are.
Joe and I think it is a seething mob of mixed ethnicities, mixed religions, mixed cultures, mixed messages.
Ms. V straightens us out.  Mr. Carlson too.
She relates her experience being a white woman in a so-called free country invaded by foreigners.  The progressive ideology is pervasive.
To Joe and me, the progressive left does evil.  Are they individually evil, or are they in a trance of ideological ecstasy, operating as automatons, obeying their feelings, denying logic?  Joe says use your brain, dummy:

Greater Male Variability Hypothesis
Joe and I don’t know why GMVH is a “hypothesis”.
It seems to be demonstrably so, and the results of the “Big Five” temperament personality assessment back it up.  From the presentation, a graph of the standard distribution of IQ for women and men.  Notice the shape of the bell curves –
As is indicated, the average IQ is the same.  But the absolute number of idiots and geniuses among men is higher.  Why would anyone argue these data?
Much like studies of IQ vs Race, studies of differences between men and women seem often to be ignored, buried, scoffed, ridiculed, and/or denied if the results indicate anything the progressive left ideology clashes with, or opposes.
As the great Jordan Peterson often recants, the data is in, the results are crystal clear!
What puzzles Joe and me is why this (obvious) news is unacceptable:


Medical Malpractice / COVID
Dr. Aseem Malhotra from England is interviewed by Tucker Carlson.
The subject is the corruption of medicine.
This is a critique of medical systems all over the World.
The near total annihilation of trust in  government institutions, financial institutions, Big Pharma, family doctors, the government thugs (aka the Gestapo aka Raw Carrots Mashed Potatoes), Big Corporations, and bureaucrats every which way had and is having a ripple effect throughout the Western world.
Joe and I are permanently suspicious of all the above entities that have any influence over us.  As in a courtroom, a lie revealed strikes the liar’s testimony from the record.  Trust but verify our ass.  We’re from Missouri:

Importance of Iodine
This interview with Lynne Farrow by Judy Cho (Nutrition with Judy) is an important subject for all to see and hear.
Almost all the people of the world are receiving insufficient iodine in their foods.
There are many sources of iodine in foodstuffs, but years of agrarian activity, centuries of industrial activity, increased background levels of harmful pollutants, and the medical community misinforming the general public have all added to the problem.
Ms. Farrow’s book on the subject “The Iodine Crisis” is written for the layperson, for people with “brain fog” as she states.
Iodine seems to have a legitimate place as a supplement for most folks:

High Fat / Low Carb Carnivore
Kelly Hogan is a 13 year carnivore (a diet of meat and animal products only).
Her journey has been a series of discoveries that lead her toward optimizing her nutritional intake; seeking that impossible goal of absolutely perfect type and quantity of food needed at any specific time.
What has been her accomplishment?
Watch the video and she tells all (thank you, Ms. E. Thrasher).
Joe and I think that it is impossible to attain that goal of perfect nutrition – too many active variables.
But we also think experimenting to find what works best for yourself (not the other guy or gal) is worthwhile.
The following video is an update by Kelly on the high fat (low carbohydrate) diet she is using to gather data about herself.  Her report is at 5+ months of a 6 month trial.
In true Kelly Hogan fashion, she delivers the pros and cons in an upbeat happy informative manner, complete with pictures.  Good information, good feedback.
What’s not to like?:

Joe’s Garage

Audit the Audit
This Ub2b channel is quickly becoming a favorite channel.
Joe and I can’t believe what some assholes wearing the uniform of the police are capable of doing.
The following video shows officer great big penis flip a pregnant woman’s vehicle by employing a maneuver affectionately called a PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique), implemented by nudging her vehicle’s rear driver side fender with his cruiser’s right front fender, instigating an out of control spin.
The young woman’s car spun, out of control, hit the barrier on the opposite side of a three lane highway, and rolled over.
Joe is very grateful, on his knees thanking the Big Guy (not Biden, the other Big Guy), that a.  the young lady was injured but not killed, and, b. Joe was not present at the scene, which would have ended with Joe in prison for murder.
In our never humble but accurate estimation, Mrs. Harper was doing what she thought was prescribed by law – and, as is iterated in the video by Audit the Audit, she was, to a “T”.  Seems in Arkansas, the cops have one set of rules that contradict another set of rules.
Good old boy officer huge dink saunters up and proceeds to harangue this adrenaline infused shaken pregnant woman why he was justified in turning her world upside-down figuratively and literally.
What a useless piece of shit.  He should be PIT bumped into disgrace and oblivion.  By the grace of doG, Mrs. Janice Nicole Harper wasn’t fatally injured, and the child in her womb survived the ordeal.
Joe and I say this, without prejudice or favor, that officer Rodney Dunn, with 27 years of “service”, showed no common sense or intelligence in his actions.
Too much power in the hands of a moron.  27 years and still on highway patrol?  That fact is a meaningful statement.  We’ll go way out on a limb and say Rodney is probably a wife beater.  Our usual sense of humor has fled.
What a fucking message to send to people.  Exceed the speed limit by 14 mph and we will show you what for……  Warning – the following video is an obscenity:

At the end of the video it is unclear what the resolution or outcome of this near tragic buffoonery is, whether the law suit was successful, or what changes, if any, were made (re: the conflicting statutes).
Here are a few links to what happened, with their associated headlines:
–  Police Sued After Officer Flipped Pregnant Woman’s Car for Not Pulling Over Fast Enough (VIDEO)
–  Arkansas State Police settles PIT maneuver lawsuit which injured pregnant woman
Joe has since calmed down.  For a while, spittle was flying as he screamed at the monitor and addressed Rodney big dick with all kinds of uncomplimentary pronouns adjectives and adverbs, rattling the windows with high decibel yelling.
Both the cat and dog went and hid.  You know how they always assume victim hood.

1925 Doble
A steam car with torque from 0 rpm?
Howard Hugh’s daily driver from long ago.
At the price of 10 model T Fords of the day, an amazing and silent ride from a forgotten time:

Sandy Munro
Mr. Munro is world renown for consulting with manufacturers and analyzing production methods, efficiencies, and matching market needs to products.
He is an advocate of “lean design”, i.e., fewer pieces, less assembly, fewer steps, processes, cycles, to create the items or products required.
Recently he created a video analyzing the Tesla die casting method, using a tried and true process that has been around for centuries.  Remember Matchbox toys and Hot Wheels?
Tesla vehicles now have many assemblies and parts die cast from specially designed aluminum alloy, injection molded at a cycle rate orders of magnitude quicker than the established methods of binding, welding, gluing, riveting, bolting or screwing, and aligning.
Joe and I are amazed at what brilliant minds and ample capital can create.
All that remains is a market need.  Tesla seems to have found that.
In the following video Mr. Munro shows the amazing advances Tesla has made since 2017 with die casting:

Elon Musk
Let’s talk about the information in the above video.  Elon Musk listened to Sandy Munro regarding the die casting process in relation to vehicle construction.  As the above video closes, Mr. Munro mentions further development intended by Mr. Musk and the Tesla factory.
What Mr. Musk has commissioned is a huge die casting press, as is discussed in the following video.
Is a single casting of a vehicle in the near future?
What I find amusing is that Mr. Musk was politely (or not) declined by many manufacturers of die cast presses because they were unwilling to take a chance on building the 9000 ton press Mr. Musk wished to build.  Dubbed “Giga Press” by the manufacturer, IDRA (an Italian company).
IDRA took a chance with Mr. Musk, partnering to produce the 9000 Ton Giga Press currently being installed in Texas. This press is the reason for Tesla delaying the release of their electric truck – it will die cast major portions of the vehicle.
Here’s a video with the basics:

Now the rest of the vehicle manufacturing companies are scrambling to imitate Mr. Musk’s innovation.
And the die cast press manufacturers are scrambling for Mr. Musk’s business.
They will all emerge in the public eye, beating their chests, proclaiming their superiority.
It has been my observation that the early innovators get a head start that is hard to overcome.
Hard to overcome without Draconian intervention.
Or is it Machiavellian intervention?
I explain below.
Mr. Musk reminds me of Henry Ford.
Like Mr. Ford many years ago, Mr. Musk is a visionary and an innovator.
He has brought back “vertical integration” as a corporate vision.
Way back when, Mr. Ford eventually built a vertically integrated manufacturing company.  He built it as a solution to problems with outside suppliers, outside competition for common resources, to reduce inventory, to improve efficiency, and to control processes (among many other needs).  He owned rubber plantations, iron mines, copper mines, lumber mills, great stands of forest, smelters, forges, glass plants, cotton fields, weaving mills, fabric designers, steamships, railroads….. his entire vehicle line was built with company grown, mined, smelted, processed, harvested, milled, (etc.) materials.
A fascinating fact is he did all of this using profits from selling his cars – he did not borrow any money.
This gave him a huge advantage over his competitors.
So huge that his competitors conspired, with the American government, to create laws prohibiting vertical integration – and they did.  Machiavellian and Draconian!
One of many attempts to break up Henry Ford’s company.
I think this is where my absolute abhorrence of lawyers stems from.
The ruthless avarice demonstrated by envious, unscrupulous power and wealth hungry wannabes manifests itself in legal battles.  Lawyers are the cudgels.
This isn’t news.  The bloody mob is a danger to progress and wellness everywhere it exists.
Mobsters like George Soros, Bill Gates, and Klaus Schwab are much like religious zealots.
They know they are, as that jug eared mulatto ex-president once said, “on the right side of history”.  What drivel, what bunk!
Much like the religious fanatic who insists they know the mind of doG, because doG talks directly to them, who then proceeds to commit abhorrent acts based on their belief.  Joe points out that beliefs are feelings, not facts.
Technically, I can’t call them evil and criminal, because they absolutely believe what they are doing is just, is best, and is absolutely necessary.
They are so convinced of their righteousness that law needn’t be followed, discussion must be curtailed, and any dirty trick you can manifest is fair dinkum.
Anything is acceptable to produce the outcome.
That there is the rub…..
What they do is evil and criminal.
That should be enough to stop them, but so far, the holy $, filthy lucre, long green, big bucks, giant moola holds sway.

I contend a good portion of our fellow travelers would sell their soul for money or power (somewhat interchangeable).

If you cruise the Internet (the World Wide Web, not the darkNet), you can find a million detractors of Elon Musk. They criticize every single aspect of his being, his accomplishments, his vision, his hopes. All the MainStream Media are abuzz with cautionary stories about the danger of too much power in the hands of one man (purchase of Twitter). Yet only a few years ago, the same outlets and many of the same personalities were throwing themselves at Mr. Musk’s feet, adoring him for being the savior of the planet (electric vehicles). All background noise.

Meanwhile, the big beasts struggle for control. Most of their argument is a logical fallacy of false choice. For example, we must save the poor instead of traveling to Mars. Does that mean dropping absolutely everything until every last “poor” person is cared for? What poppycock! Another fallacy is where will all the electricity come from to power these cars? Another is where will all the batteries come from? The answer to these questions isn’t known….. yet. That doesn’t mean there is no answer, or that a solution to a problem isn’t available. Ms. Morrison, my high school math teacher, gave me some excellent guidance way back when. She said, “Drover, defining the problem is 95% of the solution”. Amen.

Cody is one of a kind.
For years he has been destroying vehicles of all descriptions in the most innovative and creative ways.
Joe snickers every time he recollects Cody burying an F350 Ford Power Stroke, only leaving two pipes – one for exhaust, one for air – and recording his impressions when starting the truck.  A home-made underground bunker!
Some folks think he is a bad influence.  Joe and I think he is giving valuable life lessons – material “wealth” is just stuff.
The following video documents the destruction of a surplus US military experimental helicopter.
What we found so amazing is we watched it at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th.  It was posted some time on Thursday, December 15th.  At the time we watched it, there were 1,396,229 views logged.  Over one million views in a day.
Young Mr. Cody Detwiler will become a millionaire from earnings awarded to his Ub2b channel.  He has tapped into a mother lode of vicarious interest.  We can only imagine the demographic of his watchers.
Click on the video and watch him fly his helicopter – indoors!:



This week’s sermon is delivered by Bjørn Lomborg, a social scientist.
The subject is “The Cost of Climate Alarmism”, or, as Joe says, which risk analysis is more profitable in the short and long term?
Some assumptions are not wholly supported by Joe and me.
We are adherents to the path forward suggested by Dr. Patrick Moore.
Mr. Lomborg has gained worldwide accolades for his work with the United Nations and other global entities.
A worthwhile perspective:


The weather in Vernon BC continues to decline into ridiculous cold.
As I edit this week’s Sunday Rant, the temperature is descending steadily.
At present (approximately 10:00 p.m.), the Celsius number is -20°.
And dropping.
It will (according to the forecast) drop to -25° C.
And when has the weather god ever been wrong with bad news?
That’s not all.
Monday through Wednesday nights are expected to be -26°, -27°, -28 respectively.
All week it has been cold (a brief slush day on Monday afternoon).
It has been cloudy.
It has been slightly windy.
Recapping the last 6+ weeks, Halloween was mild and well above zero.
The trick and treat crowd enjoyed a pleasant evening out.
Next day, it snowed 4 to 6 inches, and dropped to double digits below Celsius.
It hasn’t let up for more than a few hours since.
This is an “early onset” event – it is still 3 days to the solstice.
During our 47+ years in the valley, we don’t have many of these late autumn early winter frozen tundra memories to drag up and spit on.
Our abhorrence of cold cannot abate when our old bones are being deep frozen.
Is this the coldest longest winter season in 100 years?
Talk about being unvaccinated and too poor to catch a flight to the equator…..


Joe (weary) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez will get us through the cold times –

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