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My First Solar Customer to Ditch the Grid

September 29th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — I just sold my first off grid system to a customer with grid power available at his house. He’s going pretty small (2 kW array, 4x 230AH 12V AGM batteries, 4kW/48V pure sine wave inverter), but he said he’s fed up with dealing with electricity […]

Marie Curie Got Her Start At a Secret University For Women

August 9th, 2016

Via: Atlas Obscura: In the 1860s and 1870s, more educational opportunities were being made available to women in Poland, but universities still staunchly refused to admit them. In 1863, the Ministry of Education had actually sent out a decree to every university council in the country explicitly banning women from enrolling (to be fair, most […]

Germany Worried that France, Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary Could Also Seek to Leave EU

June 24th, 2016

Via: Reuters: Germany is worried that France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could also seek to leave the European Union after Britain’s vote to quit the bloc, German newspaper Die Welt said on Friday, citing a finance ministry strategy paper.

Britain Has Voted to Leave the European Union

June 23rd, 2016

Update: Nikkei 225 Down 7.92% Via: TheStreet: As the yen surged, the Japanese stock markets tumbled. The Nikkei 225 plunged 7.92% to close at 14,952.02–the lowest level in 20 months and the largest decline since April 17, 2000. — Update: Gold: Two Year High Via: Reuters: Gold soared as much as 8 percent to its […]

One More Time: Facebook Tracks Everyone

May 27th, 2016

2011: Facebook Is Building Shadow Profiles of Non-Users Countermeasures, EasyPrivacy: EasyPrivacy is an optional supplementary filter list that completely removes all forms of tracking from the internet, including web bugs, tracking scripts and information collectors, thereby protecting your personal data. Via: Gizmodo: There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that […]

Transparency EU-Style

May 11th, 2016

Via: The Journal: A VIDEO BY Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan criticising the secretive process of viewing classified documents relating to a massive US-EU trade deal has been viewed nearly 70,000 times online. In the video – entitled ‘TTIP reading room farce’ – Flanagan says he is banned from transcribing notes verbatim from texts relating […]

The Truth About Statin Drugs and Cholesterol

May 2nd, 2016

Via: Dr. Daniel Pompa:

Why, Where & How to Do Wind Electricity

April 16th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — As New Zealand’s electricity cartel ramps up the war on solar power, I’m starting to take a more serious look at the end game: Disconnection from the grid. While I’m not sure how I want to handle this yet, one thing is certain: Wind power […]

Organic Farmers Win GMO Fight in Jackson County, Oregon

January 11th, 2016

Via EcoWatch: Organic farmers are racking up new victories in the fight against “franken-food,” as a growing number of counties line up to bar genetically engineered (GE) crop cultivation throughout the country. A federal judge in Jackson County, Oregon, recently upheld a consent decree that designates the region a “GE-free zone,” a ruling which officially […]

Switzerland to Vote on Banning Banks from Creating Money

December 29th, 2015

Via: Independent: Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether its private banks can create money after 110,000 people said they want their central bank to be solely in charge. Seven years after the financial crisis struck, the Swiss federal government confirmed on Christmas Eve that it would ask its people whether the central bank […]

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