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Earth is not wasting precious resources and clays, its abundant. Bamboo can be used as wood, it is a wood, something that is a fast renewable crop that can saves harvesting precious forrests, which should not be destroyed and its destroying our world and the natural habitat of its other inhabits, all creatures great and small.
I do not get it compressed earth blocks are a brick alternative and bamboo is a wood.
According to my toilet i can digest meat just fine.
You are allowed to do everything you descirbed. You can legally build a dirt hut and live it it on your land. You can build a house out of bamboo, you can mount wind turbines and solar panels to it. You can start you own little grasshopper farm. There is nothing illegal about anything you want to do. Land in texas and montana is dirt cheap nobody is stopping you from going there and creating green world.
See that is the diference, im not complaining about the stuff i use everyday. You use it just like i do but for some reason you think you are better than everyone else because you use it and complain about it.
Yes lets talk about greed and stupidity.
Hybrid cars- Cost way more than regular cars but still use gas. Not having to fill up as often people use them more because they pollute less. So instead of not driving because of the price of gas people with hybrid cars drive more therefore defeating the purpose of having the hybrid in the first place.
Electric cars- They still cost more and are very inefficient, when you have to plug them in to power them up you are using electricity from a plant that burns coal. So the power plant has to produce that much more energy to fuel the car.
Energy saving lights- The compact flourecents do use less energy but they contain mercury so when you are done with this wonderful green product it has to go to a hazardous waste disposal site. LEDs can be hazerdous because of the blue light hazard and the brighter ones cause light polution.OLEDs have life span of under 1,000 hours and would not be practical.
All in all green products cost more which if they are built with cheap and sustainable methods should be cheaper but they are not. Manufacturers know that this green thing is a fad and will die out but the money people are willing to pay for things that are "green" continues to fuel this green craze.
I was asking him about bamboo and he said build with CEB.
As covered earlier lumber companies replant more than they cut so it also sustainable. This is where the green thing fails. it is okay to "destroy our world and the natural habitat of its other inhabits, all creatures great and small" if it is to build a bamboo farm or a huge wind farm, but when a lumber comapny chops down trees and replants more than it takes that is somehow wrong.
I suggest not waiting for a disaster, but in large numbers, we take all this information, and reasearch and tools, and especially our young scientists/doctors, in training in the universities with us, before they get owned by the bloodlines and WALK AWAY, and form our own villages.
Without doing this in large numbers, there is alternative and I am thinking of it now, its a way of slowly opting out, with like minded people, who treat their spread out homes/apartments in various towns and cities as if they are one eco village and start to pool ideas, resources, cut down on their slave jobs, and make do with home grown solutions, only and in short, make lists of all the essential goods and services they wish, and pool to set each other up. Only buy and sell and trade from/with each other, and when we can change the world, no need for money. We can be mavarics ourselves, with older more skilled mechanics, carpenters, engineers teaching hands on teenagers to build things themselves, including ham radios. We can't pretty much opt out partly in small groups and hopefully grow a large movement until we walk away.
CEB is just plain dirt right from the site compressed into blocks, whereas bricks are fired to dry and shipped to the site. Bamboo is a grass, and a fast growing grass at that. Cedar is wood and grows a lot slower than grass.
Many of the so called "alternative" building styles that man has been using for the last thousands of years is in most places not allowed as the building codes don't currently define "what is allowed". Then you also have to deal with neighbors who just might not like your choice of building materials and stop you from using them. Yes, that has happened before. Look it up.
In this day and age a permit is required for just about everything you can think of. Your right, so long as I get those beloved permits (Pending acceptance for some things not currently acceptable) then it's perfectly legal. Yet, I'm not paying anyone for the right or 'privilege' to sustain my family. Just not going to happen.
No, I don't use a lot of the thing's you probably use. You don't complain about how the resources are acquired or put to use because it doesn't personally affect you right this minute (technically it does but that's another story). I complain about the wasteful and polluting resources because the alternatives are cheaper and healthier for the environment.
See, that's the real difference. I care what kind of home is left for my offspring. You care about your burger
...Bamboo is a grass Cedar is a tree you can use these to get wood. CEBs are not that simple they have to be tested because the soild by your house is not the same as the soil by my house and they have to meet a certian strength standard.
Go move to a place that does not have building codes if it is that importiant to you. It is not that hard to find, look it up.
So you will feed your family grasshoppers and catepillars but will not buy a permit to build the eco-friendly house? You have to pay out the rear for "green" energy but a permit is too much?
That right i care about my burger. So tell me mr high green and mighty. Is your computer solar powered? Is it made from bioplastics and recycled metals? Is your keyboard made out of bioplastics? is your monitor made out of OLEDs? What is the chair you are sitting on made out of? What kind of car do you own? Do you shop at a store that also sells beef products? what is your house made out of?
Im sure you care about the earth but not enough to really stop using all the things that you like.
Repeat after me "Bamboo is a grass, you don't get wood from a grass."
Structural material that roughly (in its gross handling characteristics) resembles ordinary, "dicot" or conifer wood is produced by a number of monocot plants, and these also are usually called wood. Of these, bamboo, botanically a member of the grass family, has considerable economic importance, larger culms being widely used as a building and construction material in their own right and, these days, in the manufacture of engineered flooring, panels and veneer.
I've tried finding places that don't have building codes, I've never found any. If you know of any I would greatly appreciate that.
Recycling is your friend. Scavenge up all the parts for a wind turbine for free and go to town on the sucker. Why are you so infatuated with money? Can you survive a year eating nothing but money?
I honestly wish I could stop using the things I do right now. It's somewhat hard at the moment, hence the nature of the OP.
Why are we allowing this rather than fixing it?
Why are we electing policy makers that advocate a petroleum based economy that destroys the environment versus more ecological alternatives existing?
Why are we placing value in the almighty dollar when the dollar doesn't hold any actual true value?
Thing's aren't expensive because they're expensive. They're expensive because we buy into the belief of value in an illusory economic system.
sub saharan africa, most of south america rural parts of louisiana and new hampshire.
Nope but neither could you. For you to scavenge up all the parts to get a wind turbine to generate enough power for whatever you need you would just depend on things other peope bought or things you bought.
It is not hard at all it is just easier to look down your nose at others and to think you are better than them for doing the same thing you are doing. Just stop using those things move to a third world country build an earth hut with wind turbines, it is not hard to do you just do not want to.
There is not much to fix as the green activists want us to think there is.
Because the petroleum based economy works for us. There are countless items that can be made from crude oil, and like everything else oil comes from mother nature and is formed from dead plants and animals.
Because it is a lot easier than hauling around all the goods you own to trade, so people came up with paper money. Everytime i see people discuss how to create a better economy it always goes the same way. People come up with a barter system and when they see how impractical that would be bartering "valuable" things for other things, they end up back to creating some form of currency.
No things are expensive because we believe them to be valuable and scarce. Lets look at it your way. How many grasshoppers and vegtables would 5 solar panels be worth to you?
I don't know of them yet, but have been in discussions with someone about how to start such a thing, these are the plans I have. Everyone needs to do this in their own area, such as a local survival message board, forum, blog, what can be done, with information on a variety of topics, and form a local group, and educate people. Things that will be needed should anything occur, from 2012 predictions, down the list, to anything that could knock the power out:
Whether we're in a village yet or not, we can still act like we are by grouping up, maybe 20, then 50, then 100 people could see the value in being prepared, no matter what. Even if 2012 doesnt bring huge changes other than current nwo troubles, every generation should always be keepers of the knowledge and teach survival skills to the young.
Not moving to war ridden Africa. I've never heard of Southern America nor New Hampshire having no building codes, can you provide sources? I just looked up NH and it does appear for all intents and purposes that they do indeed have an enforced state building code.
Great strategy, move to a war ridden third world country, pure genius! Many of the thing's I own, like my car for instance I need to commute to and from work so someone else can make a tidy profit to buy 10 more cars than I own.
The worlds economy and infrastructure would be utterly devastated if the petroleum stopped filling the coffers.
So do away with bartering and currency. You live in a community, you work as a community or don't partake in community resources. Simple.
Considering I'm not advocating nomadic living, the attempt is moot. Live in a community, work as a community or don't partake in community resources. Simple.
All these "communities" we have called cities are a jumbled mess of people working against each other for the benefit of themselves only giving two dung beetles about the state of the world they'll be leaving their children.
This works for you?
But you don't need to work you can eat bugs why do you work? Mother earth gives you food for free and free healthcare? If you are going to live off the land expect to live in a place like a war ridden third world country.
oh but earlier we were just supposed to do without it and live off the mother nature earth land.
well first im not going to this crap utopia. 2nd this is where the problem comes in. So you have everyone working towards "community resources" now you have a couple with 4 kids that takes more than the couple with no kids. How do you divide it fairly? All four people work the same ammount? So how would you divide everything? If all four people worked a 10 hour day should the ones with kids get more? How would you regulate who got what? What about the person who did not contribute as much as others, how would you tell if he put in his work? Maybe little slips of paper that are worthless but repusaen how much one has worked and how much one is entitled to? Or distribute everything equally no matter how much you worked like communisim?
As these communities get bigger they would get closer and closer to what we have today. You work and you drive a car how are you better than me for that?
If you lived like you talk about i would have respect for you but the truth is you live just like me from what it sounds but you talk as if you are doing something different than what you describe as better.
Yes it is beautiful
Biofuel (made from plants) spills just like crude oil. Forests get cut down for windfarms but it is different when it is "green"
From your link :
"There is nowhere in NH that is "outside" the building code,since the state adopted the International Building Code www.gencourt.state.nh.us..."
VII. For any municipality which has not adopted an enforcement mechanism under RSA 674:51, the contractor of the building, building component, or structure shall notify the state fire marshal concerning the type of construction before construction begins excluding one- and 2-family dwellings.
Remember how I said your the problem? It's people like you who demand I pay land tax's, building permits and whatever else you can throw at me (or get from me). That is the reason I have to work for you so you can buy 10 cars. Your a greedy selfish little shell of a human being.
You act as if the American way of life is the only possible way to live and that any other way mean devolving into primitive nomadic life or third world war torn terror. You live in this arrogant pompous ignorant tunnel and when someone says they're sick of living in that same tunnel, here are some solutions, what do you do? You piss on it out of your personal ignorance and greed.