The more things change, the more things stay the same.
***This is nothing new***
The more things change, the more things stay the same.
***This is nothing new***
Hold on to your hat!
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Is it really a need… or what?
The reality is more likely about convenience and/or comfort.
Many people, living modern lifestyles, will use as much as 30KW/h per day, in a few cases even higher than that. Though how much power do you really need to keep all your modern conveniences?
Truth be told you need a lot less than you think, if you are willing to downsize your living space. Lets go through everything.
We will have to include conversion losses. while some things are 12 volt, and thus minimal conversion losses I still calculate high by calculating inverter loss in with everything. It is always best to figure high so you will have enough power. The conversion and transmission losses on solar include (in most cases):
So we figure high and say 40% overall loss, thus requiring 1.8 times more production that…
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Hemp and marijuana are two popular names for the cannabis plant.
Cannabis and Hemp are often used interchangeably, but they are different! Hemp refers to the variety of the plant that doesn’t have the psychoactive effect. Cannabis plants that contain less than 1% THC (the cannibinoid that causes the “high” feeling) are technically Hemp. Cannabis is thought to be one of the oldest domestic crops. It is bred for use in making fabrics, rope, fiber, oils, ointments, fiber, and any use not for intoxication is Hemp. People have grown many varieties of Hemp throughout history for medical and industrial use.
Marijuana is recognized for its psychoactive use and has been bred for religious and medical purposes throughout history. Marijuana is a slang term used for Hemp strains bred specifically for their psychoactive properties. Scientists believe the separation of the cannabis gene led to two district different types of cannabis plants…
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When we picture the stereotypical cannabis consumer, we don’t tend to picture health, fitness, and a trim waistline. Yet, a number of new studies are finding that cannabis users are less likely to be obese—seemingly regardless of how much Domino’s pizza you order while marathon-watching Cosmos.
Before you get too excited, consuming cannabis probably isn’t the best weight loss plan. However, new studies are finding that cannabis may be key to controlling diabetes. We’ve known for a decade that Type 2 diabetes and obesity go hand in hand, and now multiple studies have found a correlation between cannabis, weight control, and potential diabetes treatments.
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I don’t “keto”, but my wife does. ~just saying
So, you have had some success on the keto diet, but suddenly, you seem to have hit a wall or reached a plateau and you aren’t sure why. Everyone’s keto journey is completely different, so there are no definitive answers why this happens to people, but I am going to explore some things that I have personally experienced, and others that are common. Maybe it will inspire a different thought process in you to change some things up that will start your weight loss again!
1. Hidden carbs. This one is a biggie, especially if you eat out much. When you eat at restaurants, you have no control over what is in your food. However, you can request to know how menu items are prepared. Also, labels on processed foods are not always accurate, despite being controlled by the government. If at all possible, prepare all your meals at home…
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The off-grid solar system is a perfect energy solution for many homeowners, especially who are living in remote areas. Nowadays, there are several off-grid solar system packages available to maximize the energy output, which can be used in turn to cycle electricity within the house. There is no denying that the off-grid or remote solar system is an affordable and sustainable energy solution for homes. Since many countries are facing a power crisis, this off-grid solar system is the right option for providing backup power, especially during times when electricity matters the most.
Choosing an off-grid power solution for homes allows you to enjoy several benefits, especially when your home is running out of electricity. The off-grid solar system is designed to convert the sunlight into usable energy. You can use the clean supply of energy not only to run the household needs but…
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We’ve come a long way, but we still have a ways to go
What America is against is an articulated, thoughtful, deliberate industrial policy.
When Jimmy Carter was elected president, there was an oil crisis going on. He installed solar panels at the White House and asked for a billion dollar investment in solar power research. He was wrong that the world would soon run out of oil. But he was right that about one-third of America’s trade deficit was in imported oil, that more wars would be fought for it and that the future was solar.
When Ronald Reagan came into office, he got rid of the solar panels. He returned policy to whoever had the most financial clout to buy it. There it has remained, for the most part, ever since.
All the more reason for me to DO IT!
This “article” may discourage you, but it won’t discourage me. I will get this done!
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The cannabis controversy continues. Though nine states have legalized cannabis for recreational use (i.e. for getting high), and 29 have legalized it for medical purposes, in Washington, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sees it as a sinister threat. Sessions put this bluntly when he was a senator, saying, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
Sessions would rather people suffer and die from opioid prescriptions than reduce the need for these dangerous addictive drugs that has people dropping like flies in America. Two separate peer-reviewed studies in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found significant drops in opioid prescribing in US states that had relaxed their cannabis laws. Both studies appear to offer insights into possible ways to solve a crisis that saw 17,087 people die from prescription opioid overdoes in the US in 2016.
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Be prepared… Are you ready to take the lead?
Which is worse, being prepared early or prepared too late?
…perhaps not even at all
What is a Dangerous Child, anyway?
A dangerous child is someone who has discovered how to plot his own course in life, and who has acquired the life skills he needs to move steadily toward his goals.
Why do you call them “Dangerous Children?”
Dangerous Children learn skills considered dangerous by most educators and child specialists. They learn these dangerous skills at a considerably earlier age than is typically recommended by conventional child psychologists and psychiatrists.
Can you give some examples of these “dangerous skills?”
Of course. Dangerous children will learn to use power tools, machine shop tools, welding equipment, and construction equipment — including earth-moving equipment, hoists, cranes, and systems of concrete placing. They will learn to operate and navigate in a wide range of transportation vehicles for travel on land, water, and in the air. They will become competent in most of these skills by age 12 and…
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Almost anything can become a conspiracy, if the right questions are asked.
My writing skills (or lack thereof) would definitely cause my school teachers blood pressure to rise, but if your brain is able to understand (in any way, shape, or form) what I write, then my work is done.
hmmm… perhaps not ***
“To hear some sticklers talk, you’d think that somewhere, in a classified location, there’s a top-secret grammar law library that houses the voluminous Grammar Penal Code: an official list of all the things you’d be “wrong” to do.
Read all about it here:
I’m fine with a debate so if you’re inclined, go check out the videos on the link below (or search on YouTube) and then come back here and
let me have it (uhhh) comment.
I have my own thoughts… yes, there are some of us that don’t follow the general concensus.
Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Consider Dr. Norman Shealy’s statements, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and that, “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” The truth he states exposes a gapping hole in modern medicine that explains a good deal about iatrogenic death and disease. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.
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Research shows that the food you eat can have a profound effect on your mental health. So, regardless of your mental health problems, the importance of addressing your diet simply cannot be overstated.
In a very real sense, you have two brains — one in your head, and one in your gut. Both are created from the same tissue during fetal development, and they’re connected via your vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem to your abdomen.
It is now well established that the vagus nerve is the primary route your gut bacteria use to transmit information to your brain, which helps explain why mental health appears to be so intricately connected to your gut microbiome 1 — the bacteria and other microbes living in your gut.
For example, researchers recently found that fermented foods helped curb social anxiety disorder in young adults.2,3
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What colour is the sky?
Seems like utter child’s play, right? Right?
The sky’ s blue, of course! You can certainly go out in broad daylight and confirm that, yes, the sky is, indeed, blue.
But, what colour is it at nighttime? What about at dawn or dusk? What colour is it on a cloudy day? What about those who look up in a big city on a smoggy day?
What about those who were born blind, or those born colour-blind? At night, there seems to be no “sky” at all.
At dawn and dusk, nearly every colour but blue is visible and in a gradient from dark to yellow as it progresses towards the Sun.
On cloudy days, the clouds prevent the sky from being directly observed; so, does the sky still behave on cloudy days like it does on sunny ones?
One would need to go above those clouds in order to find out. Frequent fliers should be able to answer this question.
Similarly, those in smoggy cities will need to be able to view their sky from above the layer of smog itself. Inability to see anything prevents blind people from answering this query via direct observation, so they must rely on intuition and logic. They may accept the sky’s colour as blue because that is what everyone around them says it is; but, it is more likely that the multitude are wrong than right – particularly when it comes to things that cannot so easily be directly observed.
Relying on consensus of the majority is illogical. Colour-blind people have a problem of their own; they can see the sky, but it may not appear blue to them. Again, relying on majority consensus here is illogical; how can we confirm if the daytime sky is truly blue?
How do we know that colour-blind people are not seeing things truer than we “normal” people are?
The multitude are often wrong, so what if the sky is not blue after all?
What even is the colour “blue,” anyway?
Incredibly, something as outwardly straight-forward as “what colour is the sky?” has quickly become a very complex query simply by asking questions no one else feels the need to ask anymore.