Date: April 16, 2019
“Tiny homes aren’t just a fad anymore — what started as a way to lower mortgage payments and utility costs following the Great Recession has developed into a worldwide movement. And Google searches for “Tiny House for Sale” have grown a whopping 900%.
If you’re looking to purchase or build a tiny house of your own, there are a few decisions you’ll need to make: Where do you want to put your tiny house, and do you want to rent the land or purchase it outright? Are you looking to build your house on a foundation, or do you want to put it on wheels and travel from coast to coast with your home in tow?
When compared to a traditional or big house, tiny houses could save homeowners a lot of money. But exactly how much you’ll save comes down to the type of living situation you want. We’ve taken a critical look at the choices that aspiring tiny homeowners often have to make, and how much each option costs when compared to living in a traditional home on a one-month to five-year scale.”
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Date: April 15, 2019
“A new study published this week found that poor diets kill 11 million people around the world annually, making poor diets more lethal than smoking cigarettes.
The study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet, examined people’s eating habits from 195 countries to establish a link between diets and death rates. The researchers said their finding that many diets are low in key nutrients highlights the need for a shift in how people approach their eating habits.”
Date: April 15, 2019
Howard Schultz on Sanders’ Medicare for All Plan“
Date: April 15, 2019
“The Culture War is A NIGHTMARE We Can’t Escape. This truly is a clown world. A world so insane that certainly it is being run as a joke. Absurd stories have been plaguing the media in the past few months that show just how crazy it is.
Far left and social justice protesters banning chicken restaurants, riding zambonis with protest signs, wikipedia claims men are male but also not male, academics saying biological gender doesn’t exist, Jussie smollett getting his charges dropped, and finally the perfect end to the clown world meme, the left claiming that the clown meme is a far right dog whistle.
Honk Honk and the Clown world meme are meant to show how absurd reality is and now the meme itself is being dragged by the far left.
The culture war really is a clown world and we are all trapped inside it.”
Date: April 14, 2019
“In February 2019 the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a draft set of Guidelines for the implementation of an existing international treaty on child protection called the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. These Guidelines included a radical reinterpretation of the international legal definition of “child pornography,” that would expand it to include not only photographs and movies, but also “drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media representation; live performances; written materials in print or online; and physical objects such as sculptures, toys, or ornaments.” In other words, criminalizing art and fiction.
This move not only violates the freedom of expression that is guaranteed in international law, but also stigmatizes millions of innocent people around the world, painting them as being tantamount to child abusers. Responding to this threat, thousands of free speech advocates and fans from around the world rapidly signed our petition against the proposal, while others sent in their own independent submissions to the Committee.
The Committee’s consultation closed at the end of March, and this week, it finally published the submissions that it had received—or at least, it published some of them. Unfortunately Prostasia Foundation’s own submission was unaccountably omitted from those listed on the Committee website, although the petition that we organized, which is a separate document that was sent later, is included. We have contacted the Committee urgently expressing our concern at the omission of our main submission, and seeking that this be rectified.
Thankfully, many of the other submissions from national governments, research institutions, and nonprofit organizations express some of the same concerns that our submission raised—and some of them raise additional points of concern.”