Democrat Elizabeth Warren announces White house bid for 2020…


Date: February 10, 2019

01) Democrat Elizabeth Warren announces White house bid for 2020


“Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the White House official on Saturday in the working-class Massachusetts city of Lawrence.

Warren delivered a populist call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a “middle-class squeeze” that has left Americans crunched with “too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else”.

She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.”

I kind of wish she’d have done this in 2016…

…Not sure she is as strong, anymore…especially after backing Hillary…and now, all the other nonsense is being piled on.

Explaining the polar vortex sweeping across Midwest, plunging temps to record lows…


Date: February 07, 2019

01) Explaining the polar vortex sweeping across Midwest, plunging temps to record lows


“A deadly polar vortex is moving across a large swath of the U.S., bringing with it bone-chilling and life-threatening arctic air. CBS News contributing meteorologist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to explain the polar vortex and what to expect.”

Yes…I know this was over a week ago…and it’s all come to pass…and we are currently stuck in the aftermath of an ice storm…

…But, I really wanted to note the extreme weather we just survived…

They say we were colder than the Antarctica…and Mars…The temperature killed a number of people…it was in the high teens…the number of people who died.

I’ve never felt natural temperatures quite this cold, before…

…I mean…2014 was close [and much worse, in some ways]…but, 2019 was colder.

Making Sense with Sam Harris – #148 – Jack Dorsey…


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Date: February 07, 2019

01) Making Sense with Sam Harris – #148 – Jack Dorsey


“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

Twitter: @jack”

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Patreon Is Falling Apart, Is Unsustainable Says CEO…


Date: February 06, 2019

01) Patreon Is Falling Apart, Is Unsustainable Says CEO


“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.”

Hempcrete…


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Date: February 06, 2019

01) Hempcrete

“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,[6] 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.”


02) Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building (John Patterson)

“Getting High on Anthropology, www.FSandGreen.org/shows
Marty Otanez, Producer and Associate Professor, CU Denver
Michael Kilman, Camera (https://loridianslaboratory.com/)

Featuring
John Patterson, Tiny Hemp Houses
Tel. 970 231 0933,
www.tinyhemphouses.com

Presentation “Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building”
for the Northwestern Lumber Association
Denver, Colorado, 29 September 2016

And, excerpts from John Patterson’s Tiny Houses Workshop
at the Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo
Loveland, Colorado, 11 September 2016″


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.

Read More: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/small-home-made-from-hemp/

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:

https://www.balancedearth.co/


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.

Lessons Learned

– Understand the basic material composition of hempcrete, and learn how to source the materials.
– Understand the different mix ratios and resulting densities of hempcrete mixes, and how, why and where in a building each might be used.
– Understand the costs for materials and the amount of labour required to mix and place hempcrete.
– Understand the building science parameters of hempcrete, including thermal and moisture performance and air-tightness.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS)

GBCI
AIA(HSW)
NARI Green
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
AIBD
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license*

Instructor

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 is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario. The school runs two full-time, certificate programs: Sustainable New Construction and Sustainable Renovations and hosts many hands-on workshops annually.

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.”
In 1998 he co-founded Camel’s Back Construction, and over eight years helped to design and/or build more than 30 homes and commercial buildings, mostly with straw bales and often with renewable energy systems.

Chris is an active speaker and workshop instructor in Canada and internationally.

Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well
https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/
introduction-natural-hempcrete-construction-methods/

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12 Things to Know If You Like Sleeping Naked…


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Date: February 06, 2019

01) 12 Things to Know If You Like Sleeping Naked


“A lot of people choose to sleep naked simply because they find it more comfortable. But sleeping with nothing on has science-based health benefits, and, on the contrary, can cause your trouble you probably didn’t know about.

A survey of 1,500 people aged 25 to 55 in six different countries showed that only 30% of us sleep naked and the rest prefer to stay in their underwear or in some comfortable pajamas. One of the most obvious reasons to sleep with no clothes on is to get deeper shut-eye.

Sleeping naked is a good way to keep your skin cool without changing the temperature of your bedroom. By skipping on the sleepwear, you give your body, especially the parts that tend to sweat more than others (like your feet and privates), a chance to breathe.

A woman’s genitalia can be an ideal breeding ground for fungi and bacteria. Sleeping nude helps keep this area cool, dry, and ventilated, reducing the risk of developing a UTI or a yeast infection. For men, tight-fitting underwear overheats the testes and can affect semen quality and reproductive health.

A lot of people, women in particular, usually feel self-conscious about their bodies, even if the supposed “flaws” they have aren’t actually there! When you embrace your body just the way it is, you exude confidence in whatever clothing you decide to put on it.

If we get overheated at night, our stress hormone levels stay high. Plus, our human growth hormone that’s responsible for cell-renewal isn’t released at all. So your body panics and chooses to store fat instead of burning it.

If you’re among the 3% of people that sleepwalk, don’t throw away your pj’s! There have been tons of cases where naked sleepwalkers had problems with their neighbors and even law enforcement. If your skin is really sensitive, sleeping naked isn’t for you either.

Never forget that a good night’s sleep is essential for your health and well-being.

SUMMARY

-Lowering your skin temperature increases the quality of your sleep and reduces the number of times you wake up throughout the night.

-Sleeping naked can actually decrease the risk of skin problems and protect your cells. Plus, it has an anti-aging effect.

-Sleeping in cooler temperatures means less sweat and beautiful stronger hair.

-To keep your privates happy and healthy, never sleep in your underwear.

-Sleeping naked helps you become more confident in your own skin.

-Sleeping in lower temperatures boosts metabolism and prevents the progression of diabetes.

-Skin-to-skin contact, which releases a huge amount of oxytocin, or the “feel good hormone” is crucial for a happy relationship.

-Getting rid of pajamas altogether can help you save money you’d otherwise spend on them.

-If you’re among the 3% of people that sleepwalk, don’t throw away your PJ’s. Imagine all the discomfort it can cause when you’re not sleeping at home.

-Exposed sensitive skin can cause problems like allergic reactions, skin irritation, and asthma due to dust and bugs.

-The temperature drops at night, so it’s important not to be exposed to excessively low temperatures if you’re prone to catching colds.

-If you feel uncomfortable sleeping in the nude or if you’re worried about your kids or roommates barging into your bedroom unexpectedly, you won’t sleep soundly because of your anxiety.”

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NBC Trying To Get Buzzfeed Critics BANNED, MAJOR Ethics Violation…


Date: February 06, 2019

01) NBC Trying To Get Buzzfeed Critics BANNED, MAJOR Ethics Violation


“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.