Wednesday – Will That Be One Hump or Two?

[date Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM]

PN:

The “Japanese Pearl Harbor” occurred in Truk Lagoon in 1944. The Americans launched “Operation Hailstorm” and destroyed a huge arsenal of war materiel. Here is some photographic evidence 68 years later. Amazing underwater photos:

http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/06/wreck-diving-the-mysterious-ghost-fleet-of-truk-lagoon-33-pics/

Third World countries produce the most “mutant” life experiments, da? I’m not so sure, but everyone is sporting vestigial hangovers from our genetic past(s). Here are 10 of them:

http://io9.com/5829687/10-vestigial-traits-you-didnt-know-you-had

An interesting essay by Mr. Tom Holland re: the origin of Islam as religion:

http://www.readability.com/read?url=http%3A//www.historytoday.com/tom-holland/islams-origins-where-mystery-meets-history

Following up on vestigiality, here are six traits common to all humans (normal, sane, cognizant humans?):

http://www.newscientist.com/special/human-nature?cmpid=NLC|NSNS|2012-2304-GLOBAL|humannature&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_content=humannature

The Battle of Athens is an affirmation story regarding the importance of the 2nd Amendment. True story, short movie:

[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=U5ut6yPrObw&feature=player_embedded]

Res Ipsa Loquitur

I’m not a horsey person per se…… The best of the best, whatever the category or endeavor, always garners my attention. Here is “Black Caviar”, an Australian horse, in her 20th race. She has never been beat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ORZCBbB8YqY#!

I enjoyed the Disney movie “Secretariat” for it’s American dream come true story against all odds success with appropriate sacrifice and well earned goal attainment – all faith based. Will Black Caviar be another story of bigger-than-life dimension? All you have to do is stay alive and witness….

James Delingpole may be a stranger to most. He speaks candidly, and most refreshingly, about a topic near and dear to all hearts – guilt about success:

http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2012/04/delingpole-the-destroyer

The success I’m alluding to is the incredible story of the Western cultures, based on Judeo-Christian foundations, freedom, liberty, and the “pursuit of happiness”. Mr. Delingpole is attacking the green movement in the above article. Below is an excerpt –

They are not just wrong but evil. Don’t give them the benefit of the doubt; they don’t give us such benefit.

People say we should find the middle ground between (sceptic geologist) Ian Plimer and Al Gore. Some people, who like carbon taxes and economic destruction, also enjoy dogshit in their yoghurt. I like my yoghurt with blueberries and passionfruit. Maybe the middle ground is to add the fruit and also a bit of the dogshit. But I want a world where there is not even one iota of dogshit in my yoghurt. (……)

This quote is typical of Mr. Delingpole’s style. I had yogurt (yoghurt) with bananas and black cherry for breakfast. Point taken. More Delingpole here: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=5dvQ0llonwQ&feature=player_embedded] – Mr. Delingpole appears at 4:22. I used to be able to smirk like that. Brings back fond memories.

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Here is a short presentation by C. Bradley Thompson. He poses the question “Why Marxism?”, subtitled, “Why Do Men Become Communists?”. Velly velly intellesting:

[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=vmUUPstdp6Y&feature=player_embedded#]!

If you have a need to watch the entire lecture, all you need to do is click on this link: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=nt58gg1DQGk&feature=player_embedded]

Well worth the investment of time.

I know that it is spring – winter died in March according to the calendar. Nonetheless….

It has been cold, rainy, grey, windy, dull in beautiful downtown Vernon. Here’s a picture of how it makes me feel –

http://ellen.warnerbros.com/images/blog/0311/10-found-the-sun-b.jpg

This feeling won’t abate until my first (and second, maybe third) sunburn of the year……..

I hear it’s not that fine in our eastern neighbor province, either.

The rain
in Sylvan
falls mainly…..
everywhere! Banff, Lethbridge, Cowgary (moo!), Edmundchuckerooski, and all points north south east west. It’s raining here, it’s raining there. Here’s a short ditty to celebrate the seasonal phenomenon of “Grand Prairie moccasins” (gumbo shoes?) although not unique to Alberta….. from Corb Lund here’s Truck Got Stuck:

[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=pDY6bWT5oTM]

That there is raw Canadian talent….. my favorite line in the song –

“‘course, Holdman didn’t have nothin’ better to do
(heeyaw!)
‘cept ranch”

Another of his songs “Alberta Says Hello”:

[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=XAHbjMxzDlo]

This article describes a Canadian foreign policy that I can condone:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/urban-prosperity-in-the-red/article2412947/

Exporting Canadian expertise / know-how / investment / legal systems and engaging in a reciprocity which benefits both countries vs. “charity” is the smart part. Go, Canada, go!

The sun is actually trying a cameo appearance today.

I’m going for that first sunburn ‘o the season.

Joe (Pasty White) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez is a “messican” name, ain’t it? (Ref. Tommy Lee Jones in “Lonesome Dove”)

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