Did China fire the first shot of World War III?

Dr. Li Meng Yan, a well known virologist, stated in no uncertain terms that the Covid-19 virus was not natural. Rather it was a result of a gain of function virus research project that was intentionally released by the Chinese military.

Check out the Tucker Carlson segment that shed much light on where the virus came from.

Dr. Yan also hints that there may be more to come.

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Random Thoughts!

Life is chaotic! So, suck it up!

When will the theater lights ever go on?

Squirming in my seat near the back row, I wondered just when will the audience get some sort of signal that the show is over. A notification that the horror show I had fallen, into during the winter of 2019, was now over. Surely, it has to end at some point! My bag of popcorn was empty and the soda long ago consumed. Today, I rapidly swing my head back and forth looking for the proverbial lights to come on and a chance to escape a horror show that I planned never to go back to.

Alas, I discover, it’s only at the intermission with more of the ‘Rocky Mountain Horror show’ yet to come.

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Well, I’m batting at least 500, so far!

A few of the problems that have affected humanity, that I wrote about in the past seems to be true. For instance, that the Covid-19 virus is a bio-weapon (https://forsythkid.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/the-world-versus-china-on-covid-19/) and that it is not through with us yet is true.

That the vaccines will prove to be problematical (https://forsythkid.wordpress.com/2021/05/15/when-im-asked-to-decide-on-getting-the-vaccine-shots/) will soon come to light.

And finally, that the ‘UFO’ phenomenon will turnout out to be humanities visual interfacing with A.I. entities that do not exist in humanities time line, will prove to be true. I’ll expand on that thought soon….

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When I’m asked to decide on getting the vaccine shots.

As of this post, millions of Americans have elected to get the two shots of vaccine, delivered a few weeks apart. The vast majority have shown no immediate adverse effects from doing so. Yet, I still have a few questions… and maybe some additional studies still need to be done…

In America, just under 4K have passed away within a couple of days of getting the shots? That’s a significant number when you consider that over a 15 year period (1998 to 2013) there were fewer immediate deaths from all vaccines given, than have been experienced in just the first four months using just the Covid-19 vaccine.

Scientists caution that all they know about these vaccines is what the companies have said in press releases. Really?

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna have not yet released all the data on how well the vaccine works in different age or ethnic groups, or for people with different medical conditions.

Studies have not yet been done on children or pregnant women, and yet the government wants to proceed with the injections on a mass scale.

Yet, these vaccines are being mass produced and shipped all over the world. Wow. That concerns me.

Following are some questions that I’d like answered before sticking my are out:

  1. Why are some states giving out free goodies if you get vaccinated? (They’ve never done that with other vaccines). Are cash incentives coming?
  2. With herd immunity now taking strong effect, why the continued harsh line out of Washington DC to get vaccinated? Is there some sort of timeline I’m missing?
  3. If the concern over the virus is so high, why is Biden allowing thousands of migrants, who are sick with the virus, into the country? Really?
  4. Why is CNN in lockstep with the government’s approval? (That really concerns me).
  5. Why is Joe still wearing a mask, when he is among individuals who are vaccinated and considered immune?
  6. Why is the CDC thinking about giving the vaccine to the very young? Kids who have been shown to be very capable of throwing off the virus when and if they catch it.

These are just a just few concerns, right off the top of my head. Covid-19, while serious for a specific segment of the population, is still not the plague, it’s not a contagious Ebola or a leprosy or anything like those guys.

You know what? My gut feeling tells me that I need more information. A lot more.

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Save the planet with Golf Carpet Squares!

Unfortunately, we are already SOLD OUT!

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In search of the perfect pancake!

After finding myself hooked, in a semi-active fashion, to making pancakes from a mix each morning. I quickly learned that there was an art to getting the batter to just the right consistency and then flipping them over on a hot griddle.

My early attempts at making pancakes began sometime in the late winter of 2021. It was a time where that ‘virus’ was finally winding down, right in step with a winter I didn’t really miss. Yet, the cold air did inspire me to buy a box of ‘Krusteaz’ pancake mix, as I’d also recently purchased a griddle and was on the lookout for stuff to cook on it.

Not surprisingly, my first four or five pancake attempts were unmitigated disasters, at least from an ‘appearance’ perspective. I had neither mastered the correct batter/water combo or even the flipping technique. (I quickly discovered that some foods require a rather fast move with a spatula). I found that whenever I’d slowly slide the plastic spat under a pancake, that was solid on one side and still ‘goopy’ on the other, that ‘flipping time’ was critical. Too slow and the batter on top would have plenty of time to slide this way and that on the pan. The end result would be what I’d like to call a ‘splat-cake’. Not the sort of deal that I’d ever want to serve someone on a plate. (That said, they still tasted fantastic when slathered with butter and Maple syrup)! Yet, as I’d sat there enjoying a couple for my breakfast, I found myself wondering… Could the perfect pancake be made?

So making pancakes, for breakfast, became a daily morning staple at the House of Owen. Most every morning would find me standing next to a hot griddle with two objectives in mind;

  1. Was my pancake mix too dense or was it too watery?
  2. Just how good were my flipping reflexes, on that particular morning?

As to the first item, I discovered that just guessing the amounts of mix to water, was not a very good idea over the long term. I found that reading the directions printed on the box, were probably there for a reason. The stated ratio was one cup of mix to 2/3’s cup of water. That would net one 6-7, 4-inch pancakes. Me? I wanted two large five and a half inchers. (That left me to do some figuring). Being lazy, I began by halving both amounts. And, by sheer chance, that seemed to work out pretty well.

Following are the proportions I used to make two 5 1/2″ plate-filling pancakes.

Mix: 107 grams

Water: 70 grams

That obstacle now overcome, I brought my focus to the griddle itself. I discovered that there is a ‘correct range of heat’ you want it set it to. According to something I read from Alton Brown’s website; ‘Set the griddle temperature to about 375° F when preheating, then turn it down to 370° or 360° F, once you start to cook the pancakes.’ Bingo! That advice impressed me a lot! My griddle came with a temperature wheel, but to make sure, I also employed a infrared gun! (It’s a DanO thing).

Here’s looking at ya!

[The next morning] I was up and feeling hungry. I had my batter at the correct (amount) consistency, the griddle at the proper temperature and I had poured two more or less perfect pancake circles. Wow! I was now ready to the last test of properly flipping those suckers!

[Two minutes later] After peeking underneath my pancakes to make sure they had turned slightly brown, I then incorporated a technique that someone once told me worked. ‘Don’t think about it, just do it!’ Wham bam! In under a second, I had flipped my first ‘perfect pancake’… right over the griddle and onto the floor! Perhaps I was a bit over anxious. But, the ‘Five second rule was now in effect.’ I recovered the errant flapjack and laid it back onto the griddle surface thinking to myself. ‘I’ll just hide that poor baby under the other pancake.’

A few minutes later, as I sat down to eat, I ruminated that it’s never the end result that counts so much as the heart one puts into anything they do that’s worthwhile. Both pancakes, while quite different to look at, proved awesome where it really counted….taste!

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Local area parks still high and dry!

But for how long?

Update: Wednesday, May 12 – And, that didn’t last long!

Both River Run and Shadowrock Parks closed. Likely for the season.

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So I bought a mini keyboard!

I’ve decided to take a swing at learning some music theory while messing around with music composition. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do…

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A stodgy soup it was!

The above old fragment, as told by my long since deceased uncle of two generations back, did remind me of the soup I threw together this day.

Note to anyone who stopped to look. I actuality made my standard soup!

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Someone to hold.

Late night short edited Capaldi comp. I recently decided to do some of my own music compositions. That will likely not end well. [smiles]

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