Oct 22, 2017

Want to Live In a Tiny Home? Now you can buy one on Amazon

Want to Live In a Tiny Home?

Now you can buy one on Amazon






Pre-Fabricated Tiny Home - $36,000 (plus $3,755 shipping)

The structure weighs 7,500 pounds, so it’s a good thing you don’t have to lug it home on top of your minivan. According to the Amazon description, it’s a “perfect solution for a remote tiny homeor vacation getaway.” And it has sewer, water and electrical connections.

The item, made by modular home builder MODS International, conjures up memories of the Sears catalog homes sold between 1908 and 1940. The houses, shipped on railroad boxcars, came as massive kits that included everything from siding and lumber to flooring and shingles. They were fairly popular, with Sears, Roebuck and Co. selling more than 70,000 of them.

There’s no doubt the concept of living in smaller dwellings is catching on — especially among older people. Tiny house communities are springing up throughout the United States, with about 2 of 5 owners over the age of 50. Sometimes called “granny pods,” tiny homes can be ideal for those relocating to be closer to relatives but who also don’t want to live under the same roof.

Click to read the full article:

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2017/amazon-tiny-houses-fd.html?cmp=SL-DSO-OUTBRAIN-DESKTAB-HOMERSS-MIXED-CPC_Amazon+Now+Sells+Prefabricated+Tiny+Houses_00fe97f07f95820ab23d1e62dde0d7b58a_Fox+News+Tech



Oct 21, 2017

National Debt - Now is Not the Time For a Major Tax Cut and Spending Increases

President Trump is proposing a major tax cut and substantial spending increases. This when our deficits are very high and projected to go much higher. 

The economy is doing very well.  Now is the time to begin paying down the national debt, not increasing it. The table below leading debtor nations.  The US debt is 106 percent of GDP. At least we are not as bad as Greece. Here is hoping enough responsible Republicans are left to block this very bad proposal. 



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_public_debt


Trump, 'King of Debt'


http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/21/politics/president-donald-trump-king-of-debt-tax-reform/index.html





Oct 18, 2017

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Trier, Germany Oct 17, 2017

 

 Porta Nigra  ("Black Gate") novel

In the 4th century, Trier was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire with a population around 75,000 and possibly as much as 100,000.  The  Porta Nigra  ("Black Gate") dates from this era.






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Craig Hullinger


Oct 10, 2017