SCIENCE, AKA REPRODUCEABILITY

There are not many truths in Science, much has been said recently about how science is making things better/worse/bout the same. Here are the three main pillars of science (not often followed today) put here for debate.

  1. Being aware that science is never settled.

In order to be a unreputable science fact, whatever you are proposing or doing must be reproduceable. 100% of the time. Not once or twice, but thousands of times. Can’t do that? Then it is not a fact or truth, but it is a lie.

If you do not have the integrity to publish your methods, materials and results then you are afraid of being wrong. Being wrong has moved us forward far more often than being correct. If you refuse, you proclaim yourself to be an incompetent liar. Correct Professor Mann?

Today’s improvements on how things are measured has opened many new areas of experimentation and in some (very few cases) better understanding of how things work. As an example, we can measure weather conditions much more accurately than ever before, over a much wider area than ever before, and some idiots scientists now claim to understand how our weather patterns work and claim they have much more accurate farther reaching guesses forecasts. Has your experience over the last 10 years bore that out? Or like my experience over the last 60 years reminds me, that they do not have a clue. But they keep trying (they are paid handsomely to keep trying).

All of the above has been prompted by the recent extra sanctions created by the Provincial witch doctor and his boss the Provincial (I want to say clown, but I still have some respect for him, shrinking fast, but still some), leader.

We have been misled, lied to and have had some of the worse experimentation practiced on us because of their lack of scientific methods and integrity. Not once have they shown us how they reach their decisions, only once can I recall an explanation of why. Their condescending attitudes and actions breed mistrust, dislike and a FU attitude. And that Samantha is exactly what they have achieved.

Lately we hear whining, whinging and crying regarding vaccines. I wonder if it ever crosses the minds our overlords use that we have stopped trusting them? First, where is a steady vaccine supply? Not there? Mmmm. Second, have you guys done or said anything we can trust? No? Mmmm. Promises promises.

Ivermectin, a fine drug, been around and used for years. It has had successful uses in Canada for years, but we do not use it here for Covid. Why? I don’t know. However, the people that “have our best interests in mind” do not allow it. Science they say. Please re-read the above, then follow this eye-opening link.

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ivermectin-is-highly-effective-as-a-safe-prophylaxis-and-treatment-for-covid-19-comprehensive-review-12291/

Excess of STUPID

May 10, 2021

Embarrassment

The arrest of Pastor Pawlowski.

 

I watched the videos the good pastor posted and thought, he is right. For now, he has the law to protect him.

And he did. But only until the mighty CPF doing their duty, arrested him, not just taking him into custody, Not just going to his home, and “doing the deed”, but isolating him on a busy Calgary highway, Then treating him like an armed and very dangerous criminal. Having him knee, then lay prone on the pavement, then trussing him up like Hannibal Lecter’s brother and carrying him away.

The good Pastor’s showing the police in Calgary for what they are may have embarrassed them, they deserved that. Their treatment of him, while perhaps strictly correct was way overboard and made truth to the pastor’s calling them Fascist’s. I have no idea how far up the ladder this came from, but the Calgary City Police now looks like the American FBI, under Obama and Biden. Disgusting. In short, they have beclowned themselves and made a very powerful enemy.

If I was still a resident of that city, I would be very ashamed. If I was an active member of that service, I would be keeping my head down. If I was a past member, I wouldn’t tell anyone.

If you think I am on the Pastor’s side, think again buckwheat. The Pastor was/is following all the rules. He knows that to be an effective protestor, you must pay a price. He knew this would be coming, I doubt he thought they would be this stupid. As Sammy Davis Jr. sang if the Barretta theme, “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time”. I am sure the Pastor never heard that theme, but he is prepared to do the time.

When we here in Canada, think of more Civil Disobedience, this arrest will deter maybe only a few, it will however motivate a lot more.

Look south, those rednecks, hillbilly Trump supporting residents are free and enjoying it. Are you?

Don’t like my thoughts, tell me. wpgman@yahoo.com, bring your “a”game.

Why I do not trust government nor media.

We have been placed under a further 30-day lock-down, which, we are assured, will save us. We have heard this before, many times.

Now let’s make sure I have this correct:

  • 30 days, just past the May long weekend.
  • Rule changes affecting small group gatherings more than anything else (our witchdoctor has said for over a year that transmission is mostly from close personal contact, a truth that can be testified to by over 900 dead Seniors, infected in LTC facilities).
  • They are ramping up vaccinations (which have a 60% plus chance of protecting you from Covid side effects but only if you catch the disease, currently a 3% chance of catching it, and if you do, a 2.5% chance of dying from it {mostly if you have life threatening problems already}, keeping in mind that this also means you have a 97% chance of not getting infected and a survival rate of 97.5%. I will not mention the other scientific facts which harsh their narrative.
  • They claim to be on track to administer 300,000 vaccinations by the end of May. Basically 10,000 per day, 7 days a week, while they are struggling to do just over 5,000 per day as of Apr 20th.
  • When they announced this, they knew they had under a 7-day supply (who knows how this is calculated), which, as of this morning is a 5-day supply soon (in hours) to become a 4-day supply.

Does this look and sound like a plan based on verifiable scientific facts? Or more like a computer model that (like the weather forecast) is a dream. Where are the 300,000 doses coming from?

Brian Pallister was a decent person (according to schoolmates), but somehow as a politician and ex farmer, he has lost the ability to separate wheat from chaff (facts from bullshit) when the science smokescreen is played. He relies on advisers who seem to pull facts, plans and ideas (called PFA which does not mean pull from air) and he cannot seem to cull that herd to those who are right more than wrong. In short, Pallister’s abilities have been found wanting at a very bad time. His emotions seem to drive his decision making and there were, are and will be hard deadly (for some) decisions that should, need and must be made. Survival of the whole not the few is the correct course, as history shows. Brian isn’t the leader he wishes to be, nor the one we need. Neither is Wab.

Our chief witchdoctor (Manitoba’s Fauci) needs a drastic change. Perhaps aiding those in South Africa. His reliance on scientific computer models, despite observable facts is a huge fault, almost as huge as his ego. Think rail, tar and feathers, and out of Province.

The media need a stop to government funding from all levels.

We all die.

Some sooner, some later.

As someone who has co-morbidity issues, I am likely alive today thanks to better healthcare. Better healthcare has not saved my life, it has prolonged it and sometimes it just can’t do that. This may be one of those times and for over 900 Manitobans, (mostly elderly and/or with health issues) it hasn’t. Nothing Fauci, Roussin not Pallister could help with. Their jobs were and are to protect and assist survivors. They have only made everyone poorer.

THE HYDRO BOONDOGLE.

 

Well, the report is out, and as expected the blame was cast (rightly so) at the feet of that great leader, Greg Selinger and his predecessor, Gary Doer. However,

  • In his report Brad Wall, limited to Bipole III and Keeyask, says the ‘boondoggle’ amounts to an over-run of $3.7 billion. But it is much, much, more. By comparing the initial projections for all of the expansion projects to current projections, the boondoggle could hit $10 billion.

 

  • To understand the full extent of the largest government boondoggle in Manitoba history, other ‘chapters’ need to be added. Besides Bipole III and Keeyask, which was Wall’s focus, there are the Wuskwatim and Conawapa (failed) dam projects, the new Manitoba-Minnesota and Manitoba-Saskatchewan transmission expansions, plus the expensive rebuild of the Pointe du Bois dam. In Wall’s mandate from the Pallister’s government, much was left out. (itallics were stolen/borrowed from Graham Lane, Wpg Sun, Mar 7 2021).

 

  • Add to that the unexplainable deals made for “renewable energy projects” across Manitoba, that guarantee profits for “private” corporations whether the “project” worked or not. In addition we had the “guarantee”, placed on small solar powered installations around Manitoba, that payed ½ (up to 30,000 dollars) for a system to be installed that payed the owner for power piped back into the system (as a credit on future hydro bills), and an estimate of cost recovery of 5 to ten years. This, using batteries with a life span of UP to 10 years, and solar panels that have a life span of 12 to 15 years. Windpower towers and generators have a life of about 20 years, depending on maintenance, Are useless on:

 

  • Calm days (no wind)

 

  • Days with too much wind.

 

  • Winter weather days

 

  • Snow and ice rain days (until the snow and ice melt)

 

In short, a sizable fraction of their lifespan. Add to that the fact they never operate near the top of their rated generation capacity and backup power is required to pick up the slack for fluctuations (look to Texas). Affordable. Renewable, Free Power my ass.

Why oh why didn’t Pallister and his team tackle this right after taking power?

My best guess is the “Manitoba Deep State” (bureaucrats, there for life, whose main purpose is to protect their fiefdoms, help them grow and assist their counterparts in other departments). These are the people that have access to all the information and mete it out to you only after it has been massaged to show them in the best light. Ownership of the information gives them knowledge and power (why do you think we have the “freedom of information” acts). With the knowledge, they have the control (and boy can they slow walk/hide/mislay/misrepresent/block and hide stuff). I suspect Pallister only started to realize how bad EVERYTHING is after many big decisions were made and now his government is holding a very smelly bag. Many things could have been done when he took office. But he was kind and gentle. That has cost him. His bureaucrats are still lying to him today, from the witch doctor to education heads to the public works, he should have cleaned house, his predecessors did.

Why is this the case you may ask, well Ginny, when we allowed the various levels of Government workers to unionize, we handed them a gift. Prior to that, the average worker bee, was paid at a decent rate, but advancement was slow, jobs were (and are) for life (unless you really screwed up), now it’s changed, then Upper management in the bureaucratic world lived in fear of government change (political appointments), at that point there was wholesale upper management changes, and when the Dept Minister wanted info woe to those who hid/slow walked/misrepresented lied etc.

Now, some of the highest wages in the land, the best benefits anywhere, no layoffs (or extremely rare), security out the wazoo, Tenured Professors do not have it so good.

My suggestion to Pallister, before leaving, get rid of every department head AND their assistants. Leave your heir with a frightened bureaucracy and they will have an easier time of it. And just maybe, we can slow the growth, and start to really solve the problems, like the teacher’s unions, holding us all in thrall.

MANITOBA NDP AND YOUR COST OF LIVING.

In 1999, Manitoba elected a National Democratic Party (read Socialist) to power in our fair Province. From then to 2009 Garry Doer was Premier, after his resignation we had Mr. G. Selinger, as our peerless leader. During the NDP’s 17-year reign, there were numerous problems with Provincial government administered contracts. Examples include

  • SNC Lavalin’s part in the Center Port transportation design and construction (poor design, delays, huge cost overruns)
  • IG field, Winnipeg’s new stadium. First the choice of site, the University of Manitoba was and is a very poor choice, this choice was driven by the Provincial Government. The costs were shoveled onto the taxpayer’s backs with little to zero input. Cost overruns, construction deficiencies and other issues were also glossed over by the Province.
  • 2011 flooding. Granted the situation was perilous and far beyond what would have been expected, but the severe lack of preparation, and planning and just plain short sightedness by the EMERGENCY Measures organization, which had one job and flubbed it, was very evident. The meddling by the political leadership was unconscionable and led to many severe and long-term issues that haunt us today.
  • City of Winnipeg’s sewage problem. Constant changes and additions have hampered the sewage issues for 20 years and have made the problems worse.
  • Forcing Hydro to accept so-called “renewable energy” inputs have hampered, hamstrung, handcuffed and generally hung the Manitoba Corp out to dry. While the jury is out on the usefulness of wind powered generation and solar energy, the fact is the premiums paid for power generated by either method are the only profits these suppliers will ever see. They cannot stand on their own. Therefore, the rate and tax payers are “on the hook” for the deficit.
  • Lastly and most egregious is the Bipole transmission line and the Keeyask Generation plant. These were both ego driven and will leave a lasting deficit for our grandchildren. I often wonder why my Indigenous cousins a lasting deficit for our grandchildren. I often wonder why my Indigenous cousins did not speak-up for the Eastern transmission route, as that would have given them a long-desired roadway. I wonder what kind of Quid Pro Quo happened.

Wab Kinew is telling the world that the report produced by Mr. Brad Wall, former Premier of Saskatchewan is a political hit job. He claims that the report was written and produced with the expressed purpose of embarrassing the NDP. There was and is no need for a report to embarrass the Provincial National Democratic Party, Greg Selinger and his ego have made that embarrassment a lasting legacy.