The Ride of my Immortals!

The Grandchildren are riding a friend’s horses at Strawberry, Arizona, some distance from the White Wolf Mine. They’re very good girls, my little buddies. While they’re up in the high country, they need to be trained to ride, shoot, fish and track. Start them young.

 

Pre Covid vs Post Covid

The plague changed the world and there is no denying it. The real question is whether the reaction to the Chinese Plague was worse than the disease itself. My sense is that is the case.

I was sick during a lot of the plague with a non-plague illness that I couldn’t get treated properly and in a timely way because of the plague. I sucked up a lot of frigging pain for 18 months – first surgery botched, second surgery successful. For the most part, I ate the pain cold turkey. The last couple of months before the second surgery I got an anti-spasmodic that helped a lot.

I watched the world in full self-destruct mode from the remote Arizona highlands but didn’t participate, didn’t wear a mask, etc. Caught the Chicom plague twice, and toughed it out.

Now the progs yearn for those Covid days when the world trembled. They don’t tremble much outside of woke enclaves. I was in Flagstaff, AZ and a lady chided me for not wearing a mask. I replied, “fuck off and die”. She looked down at the holstered Kimber and left me alone. Masks are quite the fashion in Flagstaff. 1911s are quite the fashion elsewhere in Northern Arizona.

Estimated number of civilian firearms per 100 people in European countries.

It would be interesting if the mapmaker would do that in Arizona. I’m sure there are something like 2 or 3 firearms per person on average in civilian hands. Or maybe I’m guessing low? And in Ukraine? Yeah, I suspect that the number is higher than 10 firearms per 100 people.

 

Thrown over the Transom by Claudio

It’s worth a read.

China’s future is discussed.

 

History Corner

LANSA Flight 508 was a Lockheed L-188A Electra turboprop, registered OB-R-941, operated as a scheduled domestic passenger flight by Lineas Aéreas Nacionales Sociedad Anonima. (Wikipedia)

On December 24, 1971, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of the airplane over the Amazon after lightning struck it. She fell 2 miles to the ground, strapped to her seat, and survived the impact. Two miles…giving her a lot of time to think about what was happening.

She endured 11 days in the Amazon Jungle alone.

On Day 11, she found a boat moored near a shelter and found the boat’s fuel tank still partly full. Koepcke poured the gasoline on her wounds, an action which succeeded in removing the maggots from her injured arm. Local fishermen who owned the boat then found her and got her out. Out of 93 passengers and crew, Juliane was the only survivor of LANSA flight 508. It was not her time to die.

You could imagine her in later life, listening to people telling harrowing tales from their lives and her saying, “hold my beer.”

 

It’s interesting to watch how the media adores them.

more here…

 

Trust the Climate Science (over the past 50 years)

1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years

1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975

1968: Overpopulation Apocalypse

1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989

1969: Worldwide Plague, Overwhelming Pollution, Ecological Catastrophe, Virtual Collapse of UK by End of 20th Century

1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980

1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish

1970: Ice Age By 2000

1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable

1970: Oceans Dead in a Decade, US Water Rationing by 1974, Food Rationing by 1980

1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985

1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources

1970s: Killer Bees!

1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030

1972: New Ice Age By 2070

1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years

1972: Pending Depletion and Shortages of Gold, Tin, Oil, Natural Gas, Copper, Aluminum

1974: Another Ice Age?

1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life (data and graph)

1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast

1975: The Cooling World and a Drastic Decline in Food Production

1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent

1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 1990s

1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend (additional link)

1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes (additional link)

1980: Peak Oil In 2000

1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018

1988: Regional Droughts in 1990s

1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs

1988: World’s Leading Climate Expert Predicts Lower Manhattan Underwater by 2018

1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019

1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000

1989: UN Warns That Entire Nations Wiped Off the Face of the Earth by 2000 From Global Warming

1996: Peak Oil in 2020

2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is

2000: Snowfalls Are Now a Thing of the Past

2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy

2002: Peak Oil in 2010

2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024

2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015

2005: Fifty Million Climate Refugees by the Year 2020

2006: Super Hurricanes!

2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018

2008: Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013

2009:  Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014

2009: Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World (date came and went in 2017)

2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’

2011: Washington Post Predicted Cherry Blossoms Blooming in Winter

2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015 (additional link)

2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’

This list does not even mention some of my favorite eco scares, such as DDT thinning bird eggs scare; Alar carcinogen scare; Hole in the ozone layer scare; Mercury in fish scare; Thermal pollution caused by nuclear cooling towers scare; cell phones or high tension power line carcinogen scare; Arsenic in the water scare; Fracking causing earthquakes scare.

Eco-doomsaying gives governments and plutocrats everything they want with no drawbacks. The alleged crisis is public, massive, hence requires the centralized, preferably global, authority to implement; it is a high-minded and philanthropic effort, and so occupies the moral high ground, which delegitimizes opposition not as imprudent, but as evil; it is framed as a matter of life and death,  neutralizing all criticism and opposition, because no time is left for debate and it necessitates strict control over every aspect of the economy, starting with energy production and use, and, more to the point, control of cropland, cattle, fisheries, world food supplies.

This means, in other words, eco-catastrophe creates a perfect excuse to control every aspect of human behavior and convinces the unwary to jettison all concern for human liberty, all prudent mistrust of big business and big government acting in concert, and it frames this utmost folly as if it were an act of pristine moral ascendance.

66 COMMENTS

  1. They were collecting a special offering at the church of my youth to buy mosquito nets for Africa. I asked why they didn’t send a 55 gallon barrel of DDT instead. How about we try to control the vermin instead of trying to hide from them? The woke faction was aghast, of course.

    • Or perhaps an engineering project to drain the swamp where they live? I realize that’s not always a fix, but it’s worth some consideration when looking at the problem.

    • Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) is partly responsible for more fatalities than occurred in WW II but is raised up as a heroine of the environmentalists. Did not make sense when I read the book as a teenager and doesn’t make sense now.

      • I too thought the book was bogus, her conclusion was moronic. Should have been defined as an enemy of the state, but, as you say, was lauded as some sort of enviro-visionary. No different than Paul Erlich (“The Population Bomb”), who actually came to my High School to tell us (hawk his book) how we were all the problem in causing our own demise. The teachers were all in, I thought he was a self-serving idiot.

          • Those types find a hook then work backwards to fill in the blanks from their preferred conclusion. A woodshed moment might have some affect but doubtful (but we’d feel better).

            Discovered we have a convicted [unregistered here] sex-offender Warren Jeffs adherent FLDS across the way, total AH type neighbor with a hoard of plural’s and children. Now, normally I am not a violent type (until the fuse burns all the way down anyway), but the GAK would solve a lot of problems (I’d be 3rd in line). Unfortunately with the current climate I’d be arrested then DA flogged. Other solutions will present.

          • Yes, Jeffs is in prison, altho a millstone hung around his neck and tossed into the sea would have been a better result. This guy is a Jeffs acolyte who knew him personally. Some still follow the creep…and it shows.

            It’s okay to be a weird as long as you don’t bother anyone. But this…not okay.

  2. My favorite is, global warming will melt the Greenland ice sheet, the cold fresh water will disrupt the Gulf Stream, which will bring an ice age to Europe. With even the possibility of scenarios like this, how could you possibly predict anything about the climate well into the future?

    There are never any articles on the many, many benefits of global warming. A warmer world is a wetter world (warm air holds more moisture than cold air). Heat plus water means increased life. Increased growing seasons = increased crop yields. The two largest countries on earth become inhabitable. A friggin continent bigger than Australia becomes usable. And so on.

    • The climate changes. The Laurentide Ice Sheet was the principal glacial cover over North America during the Pleistocene Epoch (about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). At its maximum extent, it spread as far south as latitude 37° N and covered an area of more than 5,000,000 square miles. It’s not there anymore. Chicago isn’t under a mile of ice. It didn’t melt because a caveman had a backyard BBQ or mowed his lawn with a gas mower.

      The conflation of human activity with warming? Cause and effect? It’s highly debatable and with China and India being the biggest greenhouse gas emitters, should I be concerned because I burn oak to heat my house in the winter – which I do?

      • “It didn’t melt because a caveman had a backyard BBQ or mowed his lawn with a gas mower.”

        There are plenty of brainwashed out there who would argue the opposite, explaining they KNOW it was anthropogenic caused. Rendering all that fat on a woolly mammoth takes one heck of a bonfire…for days. And they would call you names if you don’t agree, at which you could redeploy the Phoenix maskee retort.

  3. There’s only one prediction from Warmists that I can find that seems to be true. The average temperature will be raised more by the overnight lows rising than the daily high temperatures. So one right out of a hundred?

    The problem is I’m so sick and tired of hearing the screaming and whining that I get like, “I’ll give you a few bucks of extra taxes if you’ll just STFU, go away and leave me alone,” but that’ll never happen. As lots of people have noted, it’s not about warming, it’s about controlling us.
    Give up your house, give up your car, give up your steaks. Just eat bugs and leave your masters alone.

  4. Don’t forget the recent eco-disaster of an invasive species from San Francisco occupying Taiwan.

    The map of per-capita firearms possession in Europe was a little surprising with Iceland, Portugal and Malta being higher than I expected, and Israel being lower. Iceland and Malta? Whatup wit dat?

    • The PRC could have swatted that insect in the air – and instead, they choose to whine and bitch about the bitch. Cowards.

    • I worked at an Israeli founded Silicon Valley startup in the early 90’s. Engineers from Israel thought the concept of our 2nd Amendment was stupid and a bad idea. A personal weapon there is a big deal. You can own ONE handgun, and getting ammo is a big problem. You can shoot at a range, but the ammo is severely restricted in amount, and any unfired can’t leave with you. The gun requires a permit, you can’t use your wife’s gun, and most permits are only issued to people who live in remote locations, unless you have some sort of mitigating job or title. You can be a current military officer, and they still give you grief about owning a self-defense weapon.
      Been some years now since I’ve gotten this info, so some of it may be out of date. The point that was made to me is that the country is Socialist, and it seems most Jews think that way, which explains why most of them here in the US are anti-gun. It’s cultural. “Never again” my ass, they learned nothing from that debacle, apparently.

  5. I do recall a lot of those upcoming disasters that were “going to kill us all!” back in the day particularly the end of oil, overpopulation, and the impending ice age. Of course the majority of disasters I’ve seen have been political.

    • Peak oil. Oy vey. Oil is the second most common liquid on Earth, and is constantly being replenished.

      Yes, lots of the ‘stick a hole in the ground and oil flows out’ fields are partially depleted, but they are filling up. It is a thing in the oil generating business to re-test old fields and suddenly discover that there’s lots still there. It’s one of the reasons you see all the low-volume grasshopper pumps working everywhere. Like in California.

      The only thing I have against the republican politicians in Florida is they are pretty much against pumping oil from offshore deposits. Sure, they’ll rail, along with the dems and reds, about all the tar and oil on the beaches, which they all say comes from ships illegally dumping (yes, to a very small extent) or from sunken ships (yes, to a very small extent.) But actually most of the tar and oil on Florida’s beaches is from natural seeps. Florida could be the richest state in the nation, beating out Alaska, to the point that property taxes and sale taxes could be erased (stop laughing, I said ‘could’ as I know that once a tax is enacted it usually never ever goes away.)

      Peak oil. Yeah.

      Saudi Arabia and the other Oil States in the Gulf of Arabia are running out of cheaply produced oil, and they benefit from the scare.

      • The oil seeps were and remain in SoCal and the environmentalists blaggard the drilling. But they were there before drilling and they’ll be there when there is no more need for oil in the dim and distant future. It’s like coal seam fires. They pump out massive greenhouse gas but nobody talks about them because they’re just there – burning. The solution is far more complex than say, taxing us.

        • How to stop a coal-seam fire. Proven technique. Flood it. Leave it alone. There. Done. No more coal seam fire. Boooyah!

          But that would be too easy, too simple, too environmentally damaging supposedly.

          • Yes, the steam would allegedly be toxic. I’ve seen a big coal seam fire in the Grand Staircase in Southern Utah. It’s been burning for 1000 years +/-. Nobody knows how it started – maybe lightning. You could pipe water in and let the steam escape. It couldn’t be more toxic than a volcano.

          • Pipe water in, get steam out, use steam to power turbines, it would be a natural coal-powered steam plant.

            And couldn’t be more toxic than what illegal marijuana grows are leaving in our forests.

  6. Miss the horseback riding I used to do. You’ll have to get them boots with heels next. For when they ride horses just a bit more rambunctious than those look.

    • Those are old and gentle former roping quarterhorses, suitable for young riders. The oldest, Alyssa, used to ride all the time when she lived in Prescott, AZ. She had a friend with horses. The younger girls also lived in Prescott but didn’t have that advantage. Alyssa has boots, but didn’t bring them.

  7. At the end of the day it is all about power. To get that power and influence takes money and people are more likely to donate if there is some emergency that has a definite end date.

    As far as global warming is concerned the repercussions of a degree or two of warming are a lot less serious than a degree or two of cooling. Burning more oak just helps push off the next Ice Age so is to be strongly commended. Wish I could buy oak but I have to settle for fir, or on a good day, tamarack.

  8. I’m convinced – after 60+ years of observation – the Liberals and Left Fanatics simply can’t make up their minds about anything, they are all over the map, constantly contradicting themselves when it suits the prevailing winds of the moment (also anthropogenic for sure, just ask them). And they continue to get grant funding to keep their grift rolling while telling us how to live when they predict – out of the blue – another apocalyptic ELE will happen. Ignoring them is the only option – or if needed – deploy the LL Phoenix Maskee Retort.

    Koepcke- After 40 minutes into the flight, and despite looming storms dead ahead, the crew was under pressure to maintain the flight due to Holiday travel demands. 11 people supposedly survived the crash as the plane broke apart mid flight…she survived and walked out. Tough gal.

    Young girls love horses, and the smiles are indicative. Very nice to see normal.

    • As you know, normal still exists in much of America, but the corrupt news focuses on freaks and misfits. I tend to do that too at times, but it’s normal here at the White Wolf Mine. Bucolic and normal. We will be heading into Winslow in a little bit for lunch at the rootbeer stand and then to the corner where I’ll see three girls (my Lord) in a Honda Accord, slowing down to take a look at Grandpa.

  9. Absolutely start them young, LL. They are mini Boudicca’s!

    That list is like Scooby Doo running past the buffet table – the same foods show up again and again. It’s been a slow Armageddon hasn’t it?
    However, the weather here is certainly warming up. A natural cycle though I’m sure we all help to give it a kick. As Jeremy Clarkson would say (as a petrol head) to those that moan about global warming but enjoy this new summer, ‘You’re welcome’. This leads me nicely onto his next season of Clarkson’s Farm. A few months back, on a trip to the Cotswolds, the AmazonTV crew were there filming at his shop, which is tiny! I bought a candle which doesn’t, thankfully, snell like his bollocks.
    Now this one should be interesting because farmers here have experienced the hottest weather on record and the least rain since records began in the 1800’s. Honestly, the weather here a couple of weeks ago was ridiculous and over 30°.I thought the air would catch fire, a bit like it feels in August in Texas except over here there is no air conditioning.
    I had a blanket pinned up at the outside of my house so that I didn’t die like a boil in the bag fish. Anyway, the harvest in England came at the end of July. All the crops were cut and hay bales were made because there was no green grass to feed them cows! Just imagine the mess Clarkson got himself into this time! I can’t wait to see it!

    Well done that girl being the only survivor and getting through like that. I’d like to know how her life continued.

    • Been waiting S2 of Clarkson’s Farm…excellent the Amazon boys (and girls) are filming, should be epic (as only Clarkson can do). Tiny shop huh, everything looks bigger on TV…except maybe the Lambo tractor, it is big by British standards. The closing bit on S1 was spot on. So true.

      Oh, and thanks for “coddiwomple”…now that’s a word us Colony-Dwellers never hear…I have now arrived internationally.

      • I’m glad that you bought a candle that doesn’t smell like Clarkson’s nuts. Based on Clarkson, Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina-scented candles sold big. I’ll watch Season 2. I was entertained by Season 1, but it’s Clarkson. He’s a showman.

      • The lambo tractor was hilarious. I can’t wait for the next season.

        Haha! You’re welcome! Bring back beautiful old English, that’s what I say. I’ll try and keep you a fair few steps ahead of the rest, Paul. Now go and call someone a Fysigunkus (fizz -ee-gunk-us) and see what they do. It’s and old Celtic word and means someone devoid of curiosity. Ergo, if you do call somebody a fysigunkus they won’t bother trying to find out what it means.

    • Actually, here in Texas, it’s been hitting or exceeding 39 most of this summer, and 43 a few days. It’s been a hot summer, though. A few years ago, it only hit 38 on a couple of days.

  10. Good to see the grands learning the ‘right’ things from grandpa! Re Juliane Koepcke, amazing story of determination and survival! Luckily, her parents had started Panguana, a research station in the Amazon rainforest, and she’d learned jungle survival there. The econazis/doom crowd have been on the various rants for a long time, of which none have actually happened… sigh

    • Should we drop econazis from 10 grand in a seat to see how well they do in the Amazon? We could do it in the Everglades too – or even the Arizona desert. Give them a camera and if they survive the fall, they can film their adventure – drop them naked so that they can be “Naked and Afraid!” I wonder if Hollywood would go for it. We could hire some of the blog’s readers to be part of the crew that pushes them out of the door.

  11. Looks like the horses were enjoying themselves as much as the girls. The oldest seems to be seated in a Potter Form Fitter saddle. Those are rare. The pommel is about right for a Potter but not being able to see the cantle it is hard to tell. My Dad preferred a high pommel but he seldom roped from one.

  12. Two mile freefall and survived. And I thought falling five feet off my ladder onto hard packed gravel last week and getting up without a scratch was a miracle…perspective.

  13. Another great fake scare is silicon breast implants cause boob cancer. No. No, no they don’t. What causes a lot of skin and tissue cancers is trauma. Trauma like having a bag shoved into your chest. Even then the incidence of breast cancer after a boob job is statistically similar to the incidence of breast cancer of non-boob job women.

    Then there’s the whole Body Mass Index thing.

    And the Food Pyramid.

    Meat is bad for you. (No, not even meat full of nitrides is overall bad for people. It is a case of individuals having issues over meats and nitrides, not overall badness.)

    Butter is bad for you. (Brought to us by the vegetable oil people who saw a severe loss of income after WWII ended. Margarine and Crisco and other vegetable oils were popular during WWII because of rationing, as the good stuff went to the Military for food and for explosives production.)

    Any saturated fats is bad for you. (See above Butter entry. It’s a conspiracy by the vegetable oil comlex.)

    Cholesterol is bad for you. (Brought to you by the makers of statins. Yes, there are individuals to whom cholesterol is bad, just not as many as the Medical Industry says.)

    Beards and facial hair on men is bad. (Brought to you by the Medical Industry thinking beards and facial hair harbored tuberculosis and Spanish flu.)(Seriously, that’s where the national hatred for beards and other facial hair came from, along with spitting and hocking lugies…)

    The Amazon Basin. (What? The junglefied Amazon basin is a net methane and CO2 creator. The farmland, that the environmentalists rail against are net O2 creators.) Though the run-off of waste products from the Amazon Basin does feed one of the largest 02-producing algae patches in the south Atlantic Ocean.)

    Man-made Coral die-offs. (Corals are interesting creatures, and much like bamboos, the varying strains of corals have cyclical die-offs, and this means that the cycles of many varied species of corals may suddenly coincide. Just like the various species of bamboos.)

      • No. It’s a personal thing. Some people want beards, some don’t, whatever, just keep it out of my food and out of machinery, or not.

        Beards went away during WWI because of need to get a good seal on a gas mask, which beards inhibited. There was also the whole anti-flea/louse thingy from trench warfare, that having a clean face helped control somewhat the foul critters on one’s body. Then what pushed it over the edge, into a societal taboo, was TB and the SpanFlu (which, of course, came from CHINA where 99.99% of long-lasting plagues come from) and the Medical Industry telling people that beards are dirty and carriers of contagious diseases AND a sign of low morals, at least in young people, as trimmed and maintained beards in old people who weren’t sickly was a sign of gravitas.

        Me, living in Florida, a beard was comfortable during the winter of 2014 when it was very very very cold and we left the windows open. Come warm weather, beard was quickly jettisoned. That’s the last time I have had excessive facial hair. I do have a mustache, just because I really hate shaving the upper lip and hate the ingrown hairs that form.

        Your lack of a beard is your choice. Just like it is my choice. Neither of us are married Amish or a member of the Duck Dynasty, so beardless is A-Okay.

  14. LL, we’ve been played, but not really, because we have raised children who don’t believe in this bullshit that has been peddled. My kids grew up to be worriers and teachers. Son, daughter. As it should be. So , unlike many others I have tremendous hope our future, God bless you and your beautiful granddaughters who will carry on the tradition as well!

  15. “To ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth” -someone said that.

    Girls!
    Heels down!
    Back straight!
    Chin level!
    Elbows in! No flapping!

  16. I love this post. It has all the right ingredients:

    Kimber 1911
    Mask Zombie
    Fuck Off and die
    Flagstaff
    Climate Perfidy

    And so much more. Result.

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