NWL Electric League Round 2 – November 05, 2020…

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Date: November 05, 2020

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Match 1: Power Bob VS Mel Chen – 79%

Match 2: Banana Mask VS Purple Rain – 84%

Main Event:

Match 3: Jack Hammer & Del Pedro VS Pan & Booty Breaker – 75%

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
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Win: Power Bob Loss: Mel Chen
Win: Banana Mask Loss: Purple Rain
Main Event Match: Booty Breaker & Pan Defeated Jack Hammer & Del Pedro
SHOW NOTES:

Show Referee: Buyah!

Location: Kakariko Village

SHOW RATING: 79.333

BEST RANKED MATCH: Banana Mask VS Purple Rain – 84%

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Japan’s Country Towns Were Dying, Then COVID Happened…


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Date: December 05, 2020

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“Rural Japan has been on a long, steady decline for decades, but the pandemic now has some seriously considering a life outside the cities. For three straight months, the number of people leaving Tokyo outpaced those moving in—a new trend that could breathe some much-needed life back into Japan’s dying towns.

But in a shrinking country where, in some towns, empty homes can outnumber neighbors, can the country dream become a reality?”

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Sub-Blog Archive

Republican BLASTS Trump After Terrifying Threats (VIDEO)…

Date: December 04, 2020

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“Georgia Republican Secretary of State blasts Trump telling him this has gone too far.

As Republicans in Georgia pleaded Tuesday with President Trump to stop making baseless claims about the election being stolen from him, GOP leaders in Washington remained silent about the avalanche of lies, conspiracy theories and open threats of violence made by the president’s allies.

“The future will take care of itself,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when asked why he had not condemned Trump’s unproven claims. “The Electoral College is going to meet December 14th, there will be an inauguration January 20th.”

But in Georgia, an official in the office of Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger delivered a passionate rebuke of Trump and those in the GOP who have stood by and said nothing as the president has misled millions of Americans about the election, sparking death threats against Raffensperger and his family, as well as against rank-and-file election workers.

Citation:
https://www.yahoo.com/now/mc-connell-shrugs-as-georgia-republicans-excoriate-trump-and-washington-over-bogus-election-claims-010528369.html

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Nordic home encased within geodesic dome for passive solar…


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Date: December 04, 2020

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“In 1960 American architect/designer/futurist Buckminster Fuller envisioned building a dome over Manhattan to regulate weather and air pollution. A half-century later, a Danish construction company built a Bucky Fuller-inspired “geodesic” dome in the center of one of Copenhagen’s largest plazas as an experiment in future living: single-family home and mini urban farm included.

“So the thinking of the dome itself and that was also Buckminster Fuller’s idea was: could you live inside a greenhouse,” explains the Dome of Visions founder Martin Manthorpe (of NCC Construction). The Danish dome, designed by architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen, is also meant as a challenge to our conventional ideas on housing: “to explore the idea of the greenhouse as a third space that is both inside and outside at once”.

At a time of increasingly strict regulations for home energy performance, Manthorpe sees the design as an alternative to ultra-thick walls; instead, the greenhouse serves as the “outside” of the wall and the actual wall of the house is “inside”.

The greenhouse was built with overlapping CNC-cut polycarbonate “fish scales”. The home inside the greenhouse was designed for a family of 4 and since it’s protected from wind and rain it’s created with a minimum amount of resources and no glue or chemicals.

The geodesic or “omnitriangulated”, design popularized (and patented) by Fuller is inherently minimalist. It relies on Fuller’s concept of tensegrity, using tensional integrity (compression and tension) to make an extremely efficient structure that is strong while requiring little material. The Dome of Visions was inspired by the C60 molecule, AKA the “Buckminsterfullerene” or “bucky-ball” (a molecule discovered after Fuller’s death).

Manthorpe sees the Dome of Visions as not only a model for future housing for single families but on a larger scale, perhaps over a multi-family community or a city block. “When you look back in time in Buckminster Fuller’s era, in the sixties, I think that the dome was kind of equal to hippies and I think when that culture or whatever developed I think people forgot the dome and even didn’t think of that as a new way of living. I think it comes up now because we need to think differently when we think about construction and urban and city development.”

Citation:
http://domeofvisions.dk/dome-of-visions/

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Steve Mnuchin Called Out For Shady Behavior…

Date: December 04, 2020

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“Katie Porter annihilates Steve Mnuchin.

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (Calif.) on Wednesday got into a heated conversation with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a House Financial Services Committee hearing, with Porter claiming that Mnuchin was “play-acting to be a lawyer.”

Porter specifically grilled Mnuchin over his support to move $455 billion in COVID-19 relief from the Federal Reserve back into the Treasury’s general fund, making it harder for his successor to access the emergency funding.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/528429-katie-porter-in-heated-exchange-with-mnuchin-youre-play-acting-to-be-a-lawyer

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The Commodore 64 has a Successor (and it’s amazing!) – Nostalgia Nerd…


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Date: December 04, 2020

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“So, the Mega 65 is here. If we’re counting the days since the Commodore 65 prototypes, it has been a long time coming, but this “Mega 65″ is so much more than the Commodore 65 was intended to be. This is a complete machine, a whole machine, and although this is only the Mega 64 Dev Kit, it gives us a very firm taste of what the complete machine will hold. Let’s dive in.”

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