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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1401  Postby The_Piper » Dec 24, 2019 5:50 pm

I only listened with half an ear, so missed the reason it's built on the water. At least it saves some trees that way I guess.
They said it was built using recycled items, which I'm doing my own version of here. I have some places where I pick up pallets and scrapwood. I've used some pallets to make a boardwalk through the woods on my property where the ground is rugged and usually muddy. I built shelving in a box trailer. I plan on having a network of pallet boardwalks around my property, and make some rough-cut sheds that will be for singular purposes, like one for bikes and parts, one for lumber and building supplies, one for lawn and snow machines. Maybe a small greenhouse. If I paint some of the sheds it will be with paint from yard sales, all second hand. They'll be multi-colored. :lol:
I'm using scraps to save money. It's a bonus that it'll have a minimal carbon footprint too. I'll also use some trees from my wooded property. Mainly younger trees that are bunched together too closely for them all to grow to maturity as they are. :mrgreen:
Hopefully I can make some progress on the sheds after the winter.
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#1402  Postby felltoearth » Dec 24, 2019 6:51 pm

Cool. I have a friend who raises pigs in the woods behind his house and uses pallets to pen them in.
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#1403  Postby The_Piper » Dec 24, 2019 7:21 pm

Pallets are great for fences. Often they're made from very hard wood, which theoretically should be good for exterior uses. Some of it I can't even nail through, the nails keep bending instead of going in. :lol:
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#1404  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Dec 27, 2019 1:57 am

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Not to be a downer in a feelgood thread but they aren't "seeing color" for the first time. The glasses work by blocking segments of the spectrum where their existing color perception overlaps making it much easier to differentiate colors previously very difficult for them to perceive. It may feel like they are seeing the colors they lack but that isn't what is happening.

I don't doubt that it is a profound emotional experience for them nonetheless.
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1405  Postby Macdoc » Jan 01, 2020 5:51 am

Sometimes impulse .....

I ignored warnings from friends and family not to marry my husband. Was I making a big mistake?

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#1406  Postby Ironclad » Jan 01, 2020 10:54 pm

The little one has had her first supper today! She nashed at it as if it was her last lolImage
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#1407  Postby Macdoc » Jan 01, 2020 11:35 pm

Look at those eyes !!! :thumbup:
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#1408  Postby Macdoc » Jan 02, 2020 12:46 am

It lives !!!!


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The version of Hitchbot that went across the U.S. has been reconstructed (with a new head) and now sits in the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) in Paderborn, Germany.
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It’s hitchBOT 2.0. The hitchhiking robot left for dead on a U.S. street in 2015 is back — on stage in France


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#1409  Postby Macdoc » Jan 21, 2020 5:19 am

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#1410  Postby Animavore » Jan 27, 2020 1:10 pm

Guy In Florida Loads Car With Frozen Iguanas, They Warm Up, Come Back To Life, Cause Car Accident

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#1411  Postby Macdoc » Jan 27, 2020 11:47 pm

Sounds like a Cuban drink.
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#1412  Postby Macdoc » Feb 04, 2020 7:50 am

Manasi Joshi: The accident that created a world champion
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Manasi Joshi had just begun a career as a software engineer, when what should have been a routine commute to work ended in a tragic accident. But this moment of horror changed her life in a surprisingly positive way.



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when life serves up a lemon ...... :clap:
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#1413  Postby Macdoc » Feb 05, 2020 11:08 pm

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#1414  Postby Macdoc » Feb 13, 2020 1:23 pm

Incredible endurance under insane conditions

Father shot in northern Manitoba 'lucky to be alive' after staggering for 50 hours to find help
Daniel Anowak says he pressed on through the pain and the bitter cold for his 3 daughters


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#1415  Postby Macdoc » Feb 17, 2020 1:13 am

Orangutan granted ‘personhood’ turns 34, makes new friend
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#1416  Postby Macdoc » Feb 28, 2020 5:34 pm

Bit of a mixed emotion out of this ....

Brave move by the owner ....not much uptake by other companies ..inequality is being more and more destructive

The boss who put everyone on 70K
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In 2015, the boss of a card payments company in Seattle introduced a $70,000 minimum salary for all of his 120 staff - and personally took a pay cut of $1m. Five years later he's still on the minimum salary, and says the gamble has paid off.


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#1417  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 28, 2020 9:26 pm

From an environmental/sustainability standpoint, if everybody was earning 70k consumption/pollution would bust through the stratosphere. It's better off going unspent in the boss's bank account/investments portfolio than being spunked on transpacific holidays and SUVs by the admin employees. 2c
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#1418  Postby Macdoc » Feb 28, 2020 9:30 pm

So keeping people poor is your solution ?? :roll:
On 70k a person can afford an EV car and live closer to work. You really can't get by carbon offsets for travel as a useful approach it seems.
Addional income makes sustainable living easier as some approaches cost more. :coffee:
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#1419  Postby Spearthrower » Feb 28, 2020 9:32 pm

So keeping people poor is your solution ??


It's a problem common among environmental activists who forget they need the support of the grubby majority.
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#1420  Postby Macdoc » Mar 01, 2020 8:28 pm

only in Canada....pity

how times have changed ....the national newspaper and no one bats an eye at being paid in weed :cheers:

Stellarton man handed cash, coffee, cannabis for filling potholes

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I guess there are a few other places that would not think it out of line....or illegal. :coffee:
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