After an enjoyable week, I’ll wish you much contentment this Saturday morning. Here our week had Mother Nature give us a blast of winter; like nothing seen for over a decade. Currently she’s taking a breath, then to return for most of next week – with a vengeance. Or so they say.

Monday into Tuesday predictions are for 12” of more snow. But then, last week’s 10” snowfall was supposed to be a 2” to 3” event. So here we are, our supercharged weather teams making note of some “pressure system” off of the far corner of Australia. Then, weaponized with cameras on satellites, the ‘tracking’ and ‘analysis’ begins; multi colored charts emerge on TV screens, complete with a myriad of lines. At that juncture, the whole thing proves to be dead wrong.

I’ll continue to trust St. Bernie as my predictor. Snow at his feet; then it’s cold. Grass at his feet; then it’s tolerable. His shadow also plays a part, I just haven’t figured out that part. Coffee anyone?

Last week I did mention forthcoming birthdays. Well, they’re still forthcoming, but I’m starting to take note, especially since I’ll be involved. In the meantime I thought I’d share this truism:

“After turning 35, men must make a decision; to either get really into World War 2 history, or really into smoking various meats.” ~ Anonymous

I opt for both!

The focus on aging (a pun that is related to smoking meats and therefore is intended) dictates that I share this short video, especially since the ‘aging’ thing played such a part in last weekend’s Super Bowl. Enjoy!

Political Theater (of the Absurd) – is so rampant all around us that it’s actually becoming difficult to see what’s ‘up’ and what’s ‘down’, what’s ’white and what’s ‘black’.

To illustrate:
• Lord Fauci praised Cuomo as he lied to the Feds about his nursing home victims. Cuomo gets a literary prize.
• House Managers were caught using fake ‘evidence’ at the impeachment trial.
• Biden halted Deportation flight of African Criminals because it’s Black History month.
• Trump accomplished a breakthrough Peace accord in the Middle East – the Abraham Accords – BLM gets nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Changes in Masking; Biden’s “100 days of Masking” has now it’s become indefinite. Add to that, wearing masks inside, wearing multiple masks.
• At Davis, Russia’s Putin spoke; the “future course for the western economies is obvious – one only has to observe the return of (former Fed head) Janet Yellen to the U.S. Treasury; of (former IMF head) Christine Lagarde to the ECB and (former ECB head) Mario Draghi as PM in Italy, to understand that a full blown ‘reflation trade’ is underway”.
• Lockdowns continue even though a study in Frontiers in Public Health on the data delivered by 160 countries has found no correlation between death rate and stringency of lockdown measures. These continue even though horrible damage occurs with the separation/isolation of human beings through the application of masks, distance maintenance between people, stay-at-home orders and business closures. Yet, slowly we march on down that path – worldwide.
Women’s sports took it on the chin when our new administration thought it important enough to, on their first day, allow males to compete wherever they wanted.
• Originally touted as the new “Town Square” public debate has been silenced by our wave of big Tech overlords; Facebook, Google, Twitter. Competitors have been silenced, even a President silenced. Disney pushed aside one of their biggest stars, pushed aside for ‘daring’ to present her heartfelt viewpoint.
• April of last year that CNN claimed that a year and a half timeframe of producing a vaccine would raise safety concerns: “Eighteen months might sound like a long time, but in vaccine years, it’s a blink”. Glossed over is the fact that these vaccines have been released as ‘Experimental’ and any problems have been glossed over. Now, with coronavirus variants emerging the problems are mounting:

  • the Chinese vaccine Sinovac has been found to be only fifty percent effective in Brazil.
  • South Africa suspended use of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca after researchers found that it provided ‘minimal protection’ against mild to moderate coronavirus infections caused by the new variant – 10% effective.
  • A number of countries hundreds of elderly people died after having received their shots. This side effect became so troublesome that some governments – Norway, for instance – has issued new advisories and guidelines concerning vaccinations for older individuals.

• Try crossing the border into Canada (and it’s been suggested by the Feds to do the same for passage into Florida) and we get quarantined for two weeks in a hotel – at our own expense. Yet, do the same by crossing illegally at the southern border and with virtually no questions asked get put up in a hotel at taxpayer expense, then released.

Much of what we’re experiencing has not been seen since the time of the Spanish Inquisition when, then expressing a differing viewpoint or failure to comply would see you burned on a stake.

Fini – Today in 1936 the very first Social Security check was put into the mail. This was not very long after when it was still possible to place a stamp on your kid and mail him off to Grandma’s home.

Earlier, on this date in 1633 Italian Philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating the Copernican theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

This past week, Good News! The World Health Organization (WHO) conducted an internal investigation and they’ve cleared the CCP of any blame in the coronavirus outbreak. As Professor Saad added; “Also the ‘Himmler Appreciation Society’ has cleared the Nazis of links to the Holocaust”.

One more piece of insight, this by Mike Cassiop; “I am old enough to remember when closing schools for one school day was considered a difficult decision due to loss of a day of education and students missing lunch/parents having to miss work. But I guess missing 1.5 years is OK when fear and hysteria rule the heart and mind.

Make it great week, keep the peace, be happy, stay safe, and be healthy!

Dirk

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