Date: February 07, 2019
“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jack Dorsey about how he manages his dual CEO roles at Square and Twitter, the role that Twitter places in journalism, how it’s different from other social media, what makes a conversation healthy, the logic by which Twitter suspends people, the argument for kicking Trump off the platform, Jack’s practice of meditation, and other topics.
Jack Dorsey is a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Twitter and Square, which he cofounded. He was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, was named an “outstanding innovator under the age of 35” by MIT Technology Review and named “Innovator of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal for his work in technology.
Website: twitter.com and squareup.com
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Date: February 06, 2019
“Patreon Is Falling Apart, Is Unsustainable Says CEO. A few weeks ago the CEO of Patreon said that his company is not sustainable and that they needed to find ways to generate revenue. Only a week or so later a massive site failure affected everyone on Patreon.
The site was frequently up and down, Patreon kept claiming to know the problem, but every time they claimed it was fixed it shut down shortly after. Patreon eventually issued an advance due to the errors putting man accounts negative.
This has been a pretty bad couple of months for Patreon. Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin, and Sam Harris have all left and were some of the top accounts on the platform.
Since the banning of Sargon of Akkad it would seem that Patreon is facing rough waters ahead.”
Date: February 06, 2019
Date: February 06, 2019
“Hempcrete or Hemplime is bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime (possibly including natural hydraulic lime, sand, pozzolans) used as a material for construction and insulation. It is marketed under names like Hempcrete, Canobiote, Canosmose, and Isochanvre. Hempcrete is easier to work with than traditional lime mixes and acts as an insulator and moisture regulator. It lacks the brittleness of concrete and consequently does not need expansion joints. The result is a lightweight insulating material ideal for most climates as it combines insulation and thermal mass.
Hempcrete has been used in France since the early 1990’s to construct non-weight bearing insulating infill walls, as hempcrete does not have the requisite strength for constructing foundation and is instead supported by the frame. France continues to be an avid user of hempcrete; it is growing in popularity annually.
Like other plant products, hemp absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, retaining the carbon and releasing the oxygen. Theoretically 165 kg of carbon can be absorbed and locked up by 1 m3 of hempcrete wall during manufacture.
The typical compressive strength is around 1 MPa, around 1/20 that of residential grade concrete. It is a low density material and resistant to crack under movement thus making it highly suitable for use in earthquake-prone areas. Hempcrete walls must be used together with a frame of another material that supports the vertical load in building construction, as hempcrete’s density is 15% that of traditional concrete.
Limecrete, Ltd. (UK) reports a fire resistance rating of 1 hour per British/EU standards.
In the United States, permits are needed for the use of hemp in building.”
Presentation “Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building”
And, excerpts from John Patterson’s Tiny Houses Workshop
Can You Build a House With Hemp? – National Geographic:
“Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the United States after 1970 because the industrial plant and marijuana were considered to be the same, when in fact they are different varieties of Cannabis. In recent years, some states have changed their laws, allowing farmers to start growing industrial hemp, which is used in everything from clothing to nutritional products to building materials. Oregon grower Cliff Thomason says growing and processing hemp was stymied because it was illegal, but now a knowledge base for best uses can grow, along with the plants. View a hemp home constructed using hempcrete, a building material that advocates claim is mold resistant, breathable, and eco-friendly.”
A Stunning Small Home Made From Hemp:
“Hemp is a building material like no other. It has incredible thermal properties, is environmentally friendly, rat and insect proof, fire and earthquake resistant and is an affordable way to build. Plus, the end result looks amazing!
After loosing her father to mesothelioma (a cancer caused through exposure to asbestos), Tiffany studied building biology, and together with her husband Michael, set about finding healthy ways of constructing a non-toxic small home for their young family.
The result is the Skyfarm. An amazing small home made from hempcrete, together with lots of salvaged and reclaimed materials. Be sure to watch the full video to find out how it was constructed, and all about the incredible building material that is hemp!
Check out the Balanced Earth Website for more information on building with hemp:
Introduction to Natural Hempcrete Construction Methods:
“This webinar is designed to introduce participants to the materials and techniques required to use hempcrete as a building insulation material. Based on the book, Essential Hempcrete Construction, we will examine the material properties and specifications for hemp and for a variety of binders, and look at sourcing options for these materials. Mix ratios, forming systems and material placement will also be covered, including the use of hempcrete as sub-slab, wall and roof insulation. We’ll also cover the material costs and labour inputs for using hempcrete, as well as the equipment required to mix and place. Finishes for hempcrete walls will also be covered. Finally, the webinar will examine the building science implications of using hempcrete, including thermal performance, moisture performance and air-tightness.
– Understand the basic material composition of hempcrete, and learn how to source the materials.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS)
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, beautiful and inspiring buildings without wrecking the whole darn planet in the attempt.
Chris has authored numerous books on sustainable building, including Essential Hempcrete Construction (2016), Making Better Buildings (2014) and More Straw Bale Building (2005) He is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series from New Society Publishers, and is a past editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly of straw bale and natural building. He has contributed articles to numerous publications on topics related to sustainable building and maintains a blog entitled “Thoughts on Building.”
Chris is an active speaker and workshop instructor in Canada and internationally.
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Date: February 06, 2019
“Calling Out UNETHICAL Journalists Following Mass Layoffs at Buzzfeed and Huffington Post. Following the news many people began posting “learn to code” on twitter at these former clickbait writers. “Journalists” were outraged that anyone would dare be mean to them on social media and instantly began demanding twitter take action.
But no action was coming.
None of these users broke any rules by criticizing leftist writers for being bad at their jobs and Twitter agreed. But following this a new narrative emerged that it wasn’t simply means tweets, it was a coordinated far right campaign against journalism.
This is just another biased narrative pushed by activists to gain personally from the controversy. They use massive platforms to make changes at these companies that would benefit themselves and far left activists.”
There are a lot of people living as parasites on the internet, and on outrage and gossip culture.
…These malicious sociopaths actually have investors, who are willing to greatly reward [pay and support] them, for the vicious [often dehumanizing] things they do to other people…under the guise of “journalism”…
…This is honestly stunning…Their corner of the internet, is a modern day parallel to the Roman coliseum…
…I’m glad to see these sorts of sociopaths thrown out on their asses, and cut off from their financial support…
…Not only do they do utterly nothing to justify their lives and income…they act as agents of social chaos…
I’m reminded of the Nuremberg trials…and wonder if there is any path to holding these “investors” who made it all possible, accountable.
So many of the people in this equation [who want nothing to do with manual labor, or earning an honest and respect worthy living], are just people of financial privilege living the easy life…and picking the downtrodden who cannot easily fight back, to throw rocks at, injure and destroy…for their own financial gain…
…These sorts are predators.
Date: February 06, 2019
I’ve been thinking about this, quite a bit more…as well as about the claimed link between ANTIFA and NAMBLA…this “link” not being any standing alliance…but, simple cross over of former members of NAMBLA…
One thought [and question] I’ve come to…is, what happens to a group of people [and it’s individuals], who’ve spent decades in “the correct” avenues of engaging the social and political system, when they have clearly been under attack all along?…when they have clearly been locked out of that process?…when they’ve reached the point, where they understand they have specifically been prohibited, from affecting social change through peaceful methods?…
There is an old slogan…”No Justice? No Peace!”…which sums up the sentiment, which I think is driving some [or all] of the ANTIFA movement…
…”You want to relentlessly target us with aggression, violence and prohibition?…We’ll answer you in kind, and give this aggression, violence and prohibition right back to you!”…
If ANTIFA honestly does have it’s roots based in the Intergenerational Love movement, and it is motivated from the atrocities inflicted upon the Intergenerational Love community…
…then I can fully understand where their justification and rage have come from.
ANTIFA is a symptom of a failed civilization, with failed social policies.
If you maltreat any group of people long enough…they will eventually rise up in revolt.
I don’t know what fraction of ANTIFA is made up of Child Lovers and Teen Lovers…So, I’m hesitant to liken this to “a second wave of Stonewall”…
…But the prospect does make me pause and wonder.