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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Sat Nov 05th 2011, 07:31 PM
I think they set it up with the frosted cover, so it's a bit dimmer than it would otherwise be. But it's still throwing some great light in a room that had zero natural light before.

Before Suntube




After Suntube

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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Wed Nov 02nd 2011, 06:04 PM
Master bath vanity lights




New driveway




Rock retaining wall is done. The steps are still to go in. (All of those rocks were already on the property. Free rocks rock!)




The beginnings of a back deck




First radiator is on the wall




Guest bathroom has a sun-tube now. Will try to get a better picture during the day soon.




Maple floor




A closer look at the floor


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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Sun Oct 09th 2011, 06:55 PM



More progress on the saddle roof and front porch




Kitchen sink




Backsplash




Bedroom 3 is now green.




Bedroom 2 is now blue.




Computer room is now dark cream.




Dining room is now green, but I think I want to go over the left wall with a darker shade.




Bay window is in place now.




Master bedroom accent wall is done. The other 3 will be taupe. Window is now in the wall.




Master bathroom is almost completely painted now.



Earlier pictures of the project: http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/aa10/Cu...
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 02nd 2011, 03:44 PM
These pics were shot with a wide angle lens, so there's a bit of fun-house effect going on. The ceilings aren't vaulted, and the rooms aren't nearly as long as the camera makes them look. Sorry for any pics which are incorrectly oriented or weirdly sized. Photobucket is giving me a hard time with that today! (Pics and videos of of the house being set on the foundation are in their own threads.)




Front door, Counter and floor samples.



Kitchen




Dining and Living Room




Linen closet and Laundry room




Guest Bath




Office (study) and Computer room (den)




Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3




Master Bedroom




Master bath




Closet, shower, water closet




Attic

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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 02nd 2011, 03:19 PM
Here's the video of the front half getting hauled up by the crane. (Also in high def for the patient.) The back half and inside pics are in separate posts. (I missed the roof raising. I had to go home and get lunch and recharge my camera battery a little bit.)



























(Earlier project pics here, here, and here.)
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 02nd 2011, 03:14 PM
Here's a video of the back half of my house flying through the air. If you have the patience to let it load, you can watch it in hi-def. I had been mentally preparing myself for the sight of a flying house, but I never thought of what it might sound like! Let's just say I was holding my breath and cringing the entire time! (I'm posting the adventures of the front half and pics of the inside in separate posts, because this is already pic heavy.)























(Earlier project pics here, here, and here.)

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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Tue Aug 23rd 2011, 05:26 PM
see that the foundation is now done. (Well, almost done. The floor still needs to dry.)

(Earlier pics here and here.)



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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in General Discussion
Sun Aug 21st 2011, 05:19 PM
And if you don't mind sharing in a reply, do you feel the election system we have in place works? Why or why not?

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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Tue Aug 02nd 2011, 08:39 PM
Here's part 1.


Laying out the foundation lines




Setting up the forms




Filling the forms




Ta-da! We have walls!




More to come later this month when the builder delivers the house and lowers it onto the foundation.
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in Environment/Energy
Wed Jul 27th 2011, 04:31 PM
does anyone have maps which predict where the future temperate zones will be, and where rain will fall and food can be grown? Is it even possible to predict such things in correlation to rise in temperature and sea levels, or are there too many other variables to be able to know? http://flood.firetree.net /

I'm pretty sure our military, among others, have done reports on future security issues along these lines. (I think. Not totally sure. Old brain.)

Thanks!
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in The DU Lounge
Sun Jul 10th 2011, 05:06 PM
I wasn't sure about posting this after reading the HGTV house show thread. (I'm a total addict!) But if it helps, our first/current home is a trailer, and I am way, way past my mid-20s. (And my late parents made this possible for us. Thanks Mom and Dad, for this last amazing gift!)

I'm torn on what I am most excited about. All the closets after living so long without hardly any? A nice big kitchen with a pantry? The laundry room which will have front loader washer/dryer? Master bath? All the space in general? (This new place is a little more than twice as big as the trailer.) Husband is thrilled to have an office for working at home finally (He's currently using part of the shed as an office out back,) and a nice big basement where he can have a shop. (Well, two shops. A wood shop and a malt shop themed game room.) Sons are looking forward to having their own rooms at long last, and the game room in the basement. They've always wanted a ping pong table, and I am all in favor of them playing a game that doesn't involve some sort of computer screen.


The layout




Similar exterior and bay window seat




The siding We're doing dark green with black shutters.




We have a well now!




The excavation is almost complete





More to come later this summer when the modules arrive.
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in General Discussion
Sun May 08th 2011, 11:42 AM
This is a repost of my reply to the heartbreaking OP by Syrinx: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...

We need public housing, now more than ever. Tell your Federal, State, and Municipal representatives to correct this shameful situation! http://www.congress.org/congressorg/direct... Get after the media for ignoring the situation: Amy Goodman and “Democracy Now!” http://www.democracynow.org/about/contact Rachel Maddow rachel@msnbc.com More media: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111




• There are 9 million households in need of low-income housing. There are 6 million available units. http://www.nlihc.org/doc/FactSheet.pdf

• In the last several years, HUD has been tearing down thousands of low-income units across the country. http://www.cbpp.org/files/2-1-07hous2.pdf

• According to a 2001 HUD report, 1.14 million affordable housing units were lost between 1997 and 1999. There are many reasons for this loss, but among other causes, when HUD privatized the building of new units, the contracts stipulated that, at the end of the 20-year contract, the owner could opt to convert the units from subsidized to market value. As each development reaches this 20-year mark, many units are lost to conversion from low-income to market. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-lakof...

• After Katrina, 4,000 low-income units were destroyed in New Orleans, although they could have been made habitable. None of these lost units was replaced. http://www.cbpp.org/files/2-1-07hous2.pdf

• During the negotiations to demolish the former New Orleans St. Thomas Housing Project in 2002, developers started out promising that 50% of the units would be affordable. But in the end only 9% were affordable one study showed. http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/news...

• In Chicago, the Housing Authority demolished 3,300 units of public housing and planned to replace it with only 1,800 units, a loss of 1,500 units. http://news.change.org/stories/is-it-too-l...

• Over the past ten years, Atlanta has spent almost $15 million to bulldoze 15,000 units of public housing. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/us/21atl...

• In many cities, there are no longer even waiting lists for subsidized housing. In Atlanta, although there were no vacancies available, an announcement was made that they would open a waiting list for one day. Thirty thousands people arrived to apply, some in line for days. 15K applications were handed out, and 62 people were taken to the hospital suffering from heat stroke. http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/housing-cr...

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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in General Discussion
Mon May 02nd 2011, 12:18 PM
If you are feeling more than one, please reply to this thread with the correct answers or a different answer of your own.

(I'm curious as to whether or not the threads I see the most are indicative as to what DUers are feeling. Thanks for participating)
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in General Discussion
Thu Apr 21st 2011, 01:46 PM
contacting your Congressional representatives and media figures:


Fact: There are 43 million Americans living in poverty.

Fact: More and more Americans are relying on social services such as WIC, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Fact: Congress is poised to slash funding to all of these services, leaving those 43 million people with nowhere to turn. There is no charity, no church, possessing the wherewithal to help every single person in need.

Fact: You have the right to contact your representatives and tell them how you want your government to work! Let them know that it is not ok to abandon the most vulnerable members of our society!


Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/...
Source: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...



Contacts
Amy Goodman and “Democracy Now!”
http://www.democracynow.org/about/contact

Rachel Maddow
rachel@msnbc.com

More media:
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

Congressional representatives:
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/direct...

Please help me keep this kicked to the top of the forum! Thank you!
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Posted by GreenPartyVoter in Poverty
Sun Apr 10th 2011, 08:53 PM
Part 1: http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/01/... /

Part 2: http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/08/... /


Some very good facts in there, including a few I was unaware of. Definitely worth taking the time to read or to send along to anyone who needs to be made aware of this subject.
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