MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!
Joe and I hope your Christmas was filled with family, friends, and good cheer. Best wishes to you and yours!
Our Christmas morning was heavily influenced by a certain 5 year old dynamo.
Just like the sun, his energy and enthusiasm radiates to influence everyone around him. And when he goes into superpower overdrive, beware!
To everyone, a very very merry Christmas from Joe Mekanic and DJD.
A few Christmas treats follow (in lieu of socks or a tie):
For those of us who “appreciate” the cold snowy season, a Christmas toast from Finland:
A few seasonal cartoons Joe and I hadn’t seen before –
Joe and I advocate that charity starts at home.
What of those in a position to do much more?
The world of celebrity is full of surprises – how the “rich and famous” use / abuse their influence and wealth is often a glimpse of the person behind the persona.
This is one that Joe appreciated as soon as we saw it – Miss Dolly is true to our image of her –
Dolly Parton is a truly beautiful spirit. Here is the website to enroll a child. It is not restricted to American children – details at the site.
The Hits (Keep Coming…)
The Rock plays tribute song to the Democrat candidate:
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, SMART STUFF
The political wonks in Canada and the U.S.A. continue to soil their undies about carbon dioxide emissions in the air. They haven’t received the memo that carbon dioxide is the basic substance of life. CO2 is grouped with “pollutants” in their seedy little minds. Pollutants are a real concern – no argument. But that is not the category to include the fundamental building block of all life on earth. In this discussion, Lord Monckton reveals the new calculations that he has made that disprove CO2 as a significant factor in global warming, global cooling, or any global “hothouse gas” cha-cha-cha. A treat for Joe and I is he suggests a target level for CO2 – 1000 parts per million – a speculation we have uttered. Our choice would be 4000 parts per million. Gotta feed the world!
Douglas Casey is a multi-millionaire lefty investment “guru” who refers to himself as a “vulture”. His economic perspective and methodology and approach might then be called “vulturism”. He uses his wealth and understanding of human nature to take economic advantage of collapsing or decayed national / cultural environments all over the world.
He is NOT a “Globalist” but an “Internationalist”.
Joe and I are theoretical Libertarians. (In a perfect world….)
Douglas Casey is a pecuniary Libertarian. (All is fair…)
Ron Paul is a believing Libertarian. (Deluded Saint Ronald of Paul).
These people feel that “Nationalism” is an archaic , negative concept.
Joe and I find the idea of an International citizenry, a citizenry of people who call the globe their home, we find that very attractive. Not in a thousand lifetimes will it be possible. Humans are humans, after all.
Here is Mr. Casey talking about personal freedom, and where on earth it can be had. Note that the underlying position Mr. Casey holds is taking advantage of existing circumstances for capital gain.
Joe says this is NOT wealth creation. It is what a vulture does:
This second video is a conference call with Ron Paul, Doug Casey, and Nick Giambruno – an episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Interesting theories that will not have much chance of becoming the “norm”:
A third video is an interview of Doug Casey by Daniela Cambone for Kitco News. In this interview Mr. Casey talks about the Trump win and his vision of what is to come:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
This week in Vernon has been snowy. Our total for the year (at our abode) is one foot (25.4 cm), give or take where you measure it in the yard. (That is a gentle jibe to the “authorities” who talk glibly about global temperature rising when they have no idea what the average is at all.)
The temperature finally broke – we had almost 3 weeks of -10 to -15 C without much reprieve.
Lots of snow for Christmas.
…….. and not the nice way, either.
Joe (Snowbound) Mekanic
p.s. We wish Ramirez a merry Christmas –