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Tuesday November 10th 2020
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It's a dull day, with temperatures around freezing. 

My weather station is working well, but I have yet to fully program the panel.  The data I need is correct, but the dates and other things are yet to be set.  The methods of setting each option are not all that obvious. The manual is less than easy to read.

We had thought of going skiing today but decided not to go.  It is a three-hour drive each way.

We'd have to set up our skis ahead of time and leave early to get a full day. Besides, the roads were predicted to be slippery.  Conditions look good for early season though.

Of course, roads are snowy and/or slippery on the best ski days because it is snowing or has just finished snowing.  The van has studded snow tires, and chains, so we are loaded for bear, but maybe it is best to wait until the other drivers learn how to handle slippery conditions.

So far, it looks like a dull day there at present. Click image for 360 degree real-time (almost) sweep.

In the afternoon, I got bored and decided to go to town.  as I went to the door, Katrina was just coming in from  enjoying the snow and showing Brendan, her brother back in SoCal, the snow and wind on her phone.

I had no clue how windy it was until I stepped out but I brushed the snow off the van and off we went.  With the wind and blowing snow, it was a minor blizzard, and by the time we got to the highway iI was having second thoughts about the wisdom of going further.  Even with studded snow tires, wheels were spinning and the steering as touchy.  Normlly I would have had Katrina drive, but I drove.  Today was not  good time for a young driver from SoCal to learn winter driving first hand.

I was tempted to turn back, but traffic was proceeding south at normal speeds and I assumed had travelled distances, so I carried on.

The weather in Three Hills a was calmer as the wind was broken by trees and buildings. I proceeded to the tire shop to have the wheel nuts re-torqued and a low tire inflated to specs, then went to the IGA for groceries.

Along with a few other items, we bought a roast chicken, so when We got home we had a feast.

After, we watched two episodes of Kim's Convenience.  By then it was only seven and Katrina remarked at how early darkness falls here in the north.

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Wednesday November 11th 2020
Armistice Day

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It's another dull day, with temperatures well below freezing.  We have enough snow that I think I'll take out the blower.  The exercise will do me good.

As reported here somewhat obsessively in recent weeks, I seem to have had some bug that upset my system.  I've had poor sleep, aches and pains, urinary and digestive upset and tiredness. That seems to have mostly passed, but recovery has been slow.

I see my weight is dropping a bit daily but my blood sugar is still running higher than I like but I see slow decline and an occasional normal reading,  I notice my legs are a bit weak and I had the ankle pain for two weeks before it went away and was replaced by a shin pain on the other leg and now they are both gone, but things don't flex quite right.  Pushing the blower might be good for that. 

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Alberta 'cases' of the WuWHOFlu are on the upswing and although they are nowhere near overwhelming our facilities the usual panic pusses are calling for a lockdown.  Fortunately, our premier has resisted, pointing out that analysis has shown that the cases do not often originate from places like schools and restaurants, but in fact the reverse is true. Most cases are communicate in the home and by social gatherings so has requested that people limit the size and frequencies of parties and such gatherings, especially in the cities, where the majority of spread is being observed.

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Back when this all started-- covid, limitation of rights of assembly, the color revolution escalation of the four-year attempted coup d'etat in the USA, the ongoing covert WW III becoming more overt--my Spidey-sense told me something big is afoot and I have been following US affairs closely ever since.  Lately, I have backed off bit as the inevitability of it all becomes more apparent and resistance begins to materialize.  No place to run?

Anyhow, here are some interesting articles.

If the 2020 Election Was Held in a Foreign Country, the State Department and Western Media Would Declare it “Fraudulent”

Here is a screenshot of that Tweet in case it 'disappears'.

US Color Revolution: The Not So Phantom Menace
(Don't use Wikipedia as a source if you look up color revolution)

Hammer and Scorecard
"Not ironically, the states which are using Dominion systems all swung blue, and produced statistically impossible voter statistics, such as 100% or 105% voter turnout (which dictators have not been able to achieve.).

JPMorgan Finds No Benefits From COVID Lockdowns

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I went out after lunch and blew some snow off the driveway.  Loose gravel was an issue, though, and stones get into the thrower.  Not good.  Later, when snow is packed into a base, that should be less of an issue.

After, I came in and slept for an hour and half.  I'm not the man I used to be.

We had pizza for supper. I buy a frozen pizza and them add cheddar and mushrooms near the end of the baking and fresh sliced tomatoes when it comes out of the oven.

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I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours
Hunter S Thompson

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Thursday November 12th 2020
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Today looks a bit brighter.  I see Louise is sunny today and there are tracks on The Summit.  Mostly snowboards.


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The coming week looks much the same as we have had lately.
   

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Think Peak Oil was a false alarm?
Think we can replace oil easily?
Read this.
The Narrative Problem After Peak Oil

The media are going on as if the election is over and decided, completely ignoring the US Constitution. I can hardly bring myself to listen to the CBC and the mainstream US outlets. Here is a thoughtful discussion.

Victor Davis Hanson | US Election 2020

Sidney Powell alleges election software was 'hacked'

It just gets better... read the article!
Maricopa County AZ GOP Chair Resigns After Failing To Certify Dominion Voting Machines

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Those who have never written a magazine article or published a study often just uncritically accept what they see and are unaware of how acutely authors are aware of the fallibility of their own thinking, their methods, instruments, software, sources and conclusions.  Caveat emptor.  Science is never settled.

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I'm finding these sources more objective news sources lately for stories that are suppressed or deprecated by the mainstream.

         
             

I cooked a pork roast for supper.  After, I had a Zoom meeting with the FACS Fall Cruise group to plan a presentation for an upcoming FACS general meeting on Zoom.  It was fun.

I went to bed around ten.

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It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then
Lewis Carroll

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Friday November 13th 2020
Lucky Friday the thirteenth

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That was the worst night' sleep in a while. I was up for a few minutes at two, then went back to bed.  I had the oximeter on for the first three hours and the results just keep getting worse.

I wake up lately with a song playing in my head.  At two it was Constant Craving and at eight-thirty, Patio Lanterns. (I dislike that song, BTW, and am not so sure I like the former).

Jean and the kids come today.  She texted from Red Deer that she is on her way and should be here before lunch.

Bubble-Wrapped Americans: How the U.S. Became Obsessed with Physical and Emotional Safety

Elon Musk posted this and, of course, got Twitter blowback from the Twitter mob (Twits).

And then there is this from AP in 2018!

US election integrity depends on security-challenged firms

What is going on???

"Own Nothing And Be Happy":
 The Great Reset's Vision Of The Future

Jean an the kids arrived just before noon.  K and I had made spaghetti and meatballs and that was lunch.

Jean had picked up my Christmas tree in Red Deer on the way through so the kids set it up.  It is early for Christmas, but what the heck.  No damned Xmas music, though.  I doubt I can stand hearing that stupid Little Drummer Boy one more time, and the old 'favourites' seem a bit strange if you actually listen to the words.

We then went for a walk around town and dropped off C's new heated mattress pad on the way by.  C did not answer the phone or the door, so I alerted A to check on her and we continued on the the playground.

A reported C is fine, but sleeping and dropped over later, after Jean left, A dropped over for coffee and a chat.

K and I had a supper of leftovers.  Good leftovers.

I have never been able to understand how an advanced country like the USA could trust voting to what basically not much different from slot machines when paper ballots and recording are so simple and error-proof--and auditable.  Maybe that is exactly why paper and manual systems have been deprecated?

Dominion Machines Cover Millions of Voters, But Watch How Easy It Is To Rig One of Them

"...To demonstrate the potential harm, computer scientist Alex Halderman rigged an informal election..."

Having been in the computer business for decades, done programming, and also having worked with spreadsheets, I am acutely and constantly aware of the fallibility of computers and how difficult it is to know what they are doing or be 100% sure they have not been hacked.  They are simply too complex and there are too many entry points.

I don't even know what this computer on which I am writing this on is doing now while I write.  I see data moving to the 'net and back constantly even when I am doing nothing that should require data exchange with the Internet.

Yes, we can do our banking on computers and assume that this is not risky, but it is, and there are losses.  It is just that the advantages to the banks in efficiency exceeds the leakage due to hacking and they accept and cover up the losses quietly.

Banks (and casinos) also have armies of techs watching over every transaction, and AI watching for patterns that indicate a potential leak. They have strong incentives to keep fraud to a minimum.

I have no evidence that such a high level of oversight, auditing, and security is the case in election oversight, and in fact, it appears there are incentives not to look too closely as often the fox is in charge of the henhouse.

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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it
Oscar Wilde

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Saturday November 14th 2020
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I slept better, logging almost eight hours.  I wore the oximeter and see my SpO2 is still lower than I like with 93% below 95% and 8 momentary events below 88% with a low of 84.

It is possible these momentary readings are due to the device shifting on my finger but I doubt it.  I'm wondering if I should try the APAP again. It is also possible this device is losing accuracy, but sometimes reads 98 and 99% when I am up and around.

Congestion was not an issue at all last night.  I washed the sheets and pillow cases yesterday and wonder if that has an effect. I wash them regularly but have not looked to see if that affects congestion

I also skipped my medication yesterday, wondering if that is responsible for some issues. I take very small amounts anyhow.

My weight and blood sugar are higher than I like this morning.

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In spite of myself, I continue to watch the US election trainwreck with disbelief.  It just gets crazier and yet the mainstream media don't reflect the issues.  The rot that is being revealed is amazing.

PBS Newshour did piece on Dominion voting system before the election and what they found was troubling…

If even PBS can see it, it has to be pretty awful.

Obama's WH Physician Issues Brutal Statement on Biden's Mental Health
Watch the Biden videos and weep for America.

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Canyon is open today and we decided to go.  It is a chance to prove out our gear before we make the big drive to lake Louise.

Donald Trump's Likeliest Path To Staying In Office

We drove to Canyon.  It was a pleasant drive and beautiful day.

We looked at the line-ups and decided to have a beer and go to Red Deer Costco.

We went to Costco, bought nothing, and returned home, stopping at Three Hills IGA along the way.

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I went to bed at nine.

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Logic will get you from A to B Imagination will take you everywhere
Albert Einstein

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Sunday November 15th 2020

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I got up around midnight and set up the APAP machine, then slept until eight-thirty.  The machine may have helped a bit.  Hard to say. I had an AHI of 1.42.

Louise looks dull today, and wind was projected.  Good decision not to go. Our plan is for Tuesday.

By afternoon, things looked brighter in spots, but still mostly overcast.

I'm not doing much today.  Just chilling' and cleaning.

K and I did the one-mile walk.  I'm not my best today and it was good to stretch my legs.

We snacked on leftovers for supper. I worked in thje shop a bit and noticed the ring had stalled again. 

I was in bed by ten.

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Logic will get you from A to B Imagination will take you everywhere
Albert Einstein

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Monday November 16th 2020
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I got up at 0630 and find I feel great. No aches, no pains, no stiffness.

I'm  not going down the rabbit hole today.  Promise.  But here is the news that caught my eye.

Austria's New Hate Speech Law
This is worrisome.  The lessons of the past are forgotten.

Moderna Reveals COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly 95% Effective In Latest "Breakthrough" Results

First liar never had a chance.  When making pitches at a meeting, I always had the competing presenters go first.  Going first makes me a  target.  Going last gives me targets.  Anyone who believes any of these claims is a sucker.  Nothing is that simple and the trials are still ongoing. If they said, "about ninety percent so far", I would at least listen. They also downplay the difficulty of distributing this very perishable product and the time delay between doses.  This not the magic bullet

Good article
Here's How The Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines Stack Up

UK Health Study Found 26,000 "Extra" Non-COVID Deaths At Home Amid Lockdowns
We knew this would happen. The cure is worse than the disease.

'It's time for the hammer' to get second wave under control: Dr. Sharkawy

IMO, we need to stop listening to these "Experts" brought forward by the media who have an axe to grind.  They may be right about things from their narrow perspective but their cure is proving worse than the disease and there are real doubts whether a top-down approach is as effective as personal responsibility. It is a fact that when people think the government is handling a problem,. they relax their personal vigilance and many in fact challenge the edicts.  Moreover attempts to enforce such edicts often result in flagrant abuses of over-enforcement that drags the effort into disrepute.

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I'm  not going any further down the rabbithole today.  Promise.  But here is the news that caught my eye today and what I am finding to be reliable sources of non-mainstream news and backstories. Of course, reading anywhere requires some critical thought and assessment of credibility.

Here are a few off-mainstream news sources I have found interesting and mostly credible.  As with any source, including and maybe especially mainstream media, user discretion is advised.

         

Lately, too, I am finding Twitter useful, but only because I follow the right people and ignore the disgusting and vulgar Twitter mob. Parler is developing into a useful alternative but as of yet is not as fully populated as Twitter.

Jose sent me this link and IMO it is a treasure .
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Diagnosis
This article reveals the underside of what the superficial mass media typically present as simple yes/no questions.

"Various RT-PCR assays are used around the world; different assays amplify and detect different regions of the SARS-CoV-2 genome. Some target two or more genes...

"...The accuracy and predictive values of SARS-CoV-2 NAATs have not been systematically evaluated. They are highly specific tests [40,41]. Although NAATs have high analytic sensitivity in ideal settings (ie, they are able to accurately detect low levels of viral RNA in test samples known to contain viral RNA), clinical performance is more variable

Louise is a bit sunnier today, but not much.

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I can't resist passing this article on.  It says it all. The title is provocative, but the article is straightforward.

Why Trump Will Likely Win a Second Term

"Unless a candidate concedes, the election remains in play until December 14th when states cast their electoral college votes.
"So, unless President Trump concedes between now and then, Joe Biden hasn’t won anything, no matter what the media tells you. Indeed, the media has no say in this, anymore than they can decide what color the sky is; they’re simply trying to get you angry so you’ll continue to watch their awful shows so they can sell your eyeballs to advertisers.
We set the dates for the Broughtons Archipelago adventure this morning.

The dates for the Broughtons Archipelago adventure are now finalized. We board in Vancouver on the afternoon of Friday May 28th and provision that night, then leave on Saturday morning. We return to Vancouver two weeks later. We'll visit outports and North Island marinas and travel through some legendary passes and wild country. Along the way the crew will share the experience and guidance of an instructor and fellow sailors with basic, intermediate, and advanced certification. We still have an opening or two.

This afternoon I decided to get to work in the shop. The ring had been skipping so I needed to touch up the toggle that turns it and started to weld. Wow! My automatic welding lenses did not darken and I had to finish with just a hand lens.

Then I took the helmet upstairs and started examining it. Apparently it uses batteries in addition to solar panels and in the dark basement the batteries' had gone flat. I took the mask apart but found the final disassembly means cracking open a glued joint and decided to see if the solar panels will charge the batteries. I should know tomorrow.

Next, the wide shop doors have somehow shifted since summer and have been extremely hard to open and close. I need to be able to come and go easily for the next phase: furnace work.

I studied the doors and doorframe carefully and cannot see that the foundation or the jambs have moved.  It seems they had not moved and yet the doors were shifted.  So, finally I decided just to adjust the hinges.  That took an hour or two, with some woodworking required since the adjusted doors then were too close to one another and a strip had to be ripped to fit.

While I worked, I listened to Joe Rogan.

I finished around nine and went to bed.  I'm glad to have that done. 

I am now close to getting down to the main task, but tomorrow we are off to Louise.

Why COVID-19 Testing Is A Tragic Waste


Even a Military-Enforced Quarantine Can’t Stop the Virus, Study Reveals

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The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little
they really know about what they imagine the can design
F A Hayek

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Tuesday November 17th 2020
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I got at five-thirty and we were on the road at fifteen after six.  K drove.  We encountered fog until we got to the number two and the sun came out when we were west of Calgary.

We arrived there at eleven, parked and walked to the lifts. 

By two-thirty we had done over ten thousand vertical feet of runs.  Four trips up the Glacier Chair, one up the

Quote of the Day
“All warfare is based on deception.
Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable;
when using our forces, we must appear inactive;
when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away;
when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
Sun Tzu

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Wednesday November 18th 2020

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I got up at 0630 and find I feel great.  That was a good night's sleep, but I can sure feel the muscles today.  I had quite a workout and it is good for me.  I am built to be active and I am afraid I have been inclined to spend too much time at the keyboard.

         
             

I have been down the rabbithole and I am discovering that the rabbithole actually leads to a sewer.  Credible evidence points to massive conspiracies and cover-ups. It seems intuitively obvious that not all conspiracy "theories" are just theories, and it is equally obvious that participants in such clandestine operations will use all possible means to obfuscate and fog.

What is a conspiracy? The dictionary says, "a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful, the action of plotting or conspiring" and "In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future".

Obviously at any given time there are many conspiracies of various degrees and by their nature they must be clandestine and by their nature, they must be fervently denied by those in the inside and a favourite technique is to smear anyone who suspects or reveals the plot.
If you have a sense of humour, you are going to love this confession/accusation mélange.

Personally, at this stage I'm an onlooker. My time on this planet is nearing its end and I suspend my judgment.  However if I had to call it, I'd say that the gods are fighting and the fate of Western Civilization hangs in the balance.  Right now, things don't look too good.

Release the Kraken: Fileless injection into Windows Error Reporting service

 

Elections Canada tweets that it 'does not use Dominion Voting Systems'

Dominion Engineer Told Antifa He'd 'Made Sure' Trump Wouldn't Win, Report Says

Dominion Voting shares office with far-left George Soros linked group

Here are two handy items that might interest beekeepers.

      
They are inexpensive magnifiers with illumination.

Why COVID-19 Testing Is a Tragic Waste

Walking downstairs hurts my legs.  I really gave them a workout yesterday.

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"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night,
and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."
-Sun Ts
u

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Thursday November 19th 2020

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I got up at 0830 and left for Costco at 0945, arriving there at 1030, and met with the audiologist.  We adjusted the settings a little and I was done.  I  shopped a bit and drove home.

Top Pathologist Claims COVID-19 Is "The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On An Unsuspecting Public"

“There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians, it’s outrageous, this is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public,” said Hodkinson.

Trump Campaign Legal Team Holds Press Conference in DC 11/19/20

Personally, I found Giuliani and Powell's claims credible although Giuliani went on too long and excoriated the press instead of appealing to their best instincts.  Although the others behind him were cool, Giuliani sweated profusely and mopped his face repeatedly.

UN World Food Program Warns Of "Famines Of Biblical Proportions In 2021"
 

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and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."
-Sun Ts
u

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