translation: " #Shame on the trees you cut Yazikkkk very pity" (as near as I can tell).....
1. believe it or not, I'm using less trees than a similar sized home made from 2x4's.
2. these are fast-growing pines- they will replenish themselves in 20-30 years.
3. I used the entire tree- minus the bark. unlike standard #2x4's where much of the tree is discarded or turned into sawdust. My bark will make good mulch, so absolutely no waste. Also unlike a 2x4 built home- highly #processed wood, goes through a lot of machinery and #waste before being used in a #home.
4. Using the entire tree means my home will be better #insulated than a #standard home = less wasted #energy = better for the #environment.
5. #LHBA "butt and pass" method means I can use crooked and bent trees that would otherwise be #bulldozed and burned, since they are not much good for #lumber.
6. 80% of my trees came from less than 600' from the build site. The rest came from less than a thousand feet away. Unlike a typical home where they are #shipped across the country by #rail or truck, after cutting #logging roads into a #mountain somewhere.
7. Using the whole #tree meant I could use the tree in place of a #concrete footer- this home uses about 1/3 the concrete of a similar home- also better for the environment.
No, there is #noShame here. I #researched many home #building methods- an LHBA butt and pass log home, measured against all other methods, gives you a longer lasting home, that is better for the environment, with less #waste, more #value; one that is #stronger, #cheaper, and more #visually #appealing, than any other method out there. It's a home for the ' #everyman', no special #skills required. I'm quite proud of it, and humbled that #God provided these #majestic trees for our use. They are truly beautiful.
What is widely viewed as the first #Thanksgiving was a three-day feast to which the #Pilgrims had invited the local #Wampanoag people as a #celebration of the #harvest.About 90 came, almost twice the number of Pilgrims. This is the first myth: that the first Thanksgiving was dominated by the Pilgrim and not the #Native American. The Native Americans even provided the bulk of the food, according to the #Manataka American Indian Council....
The celebration in 1621 did not mark a friendly turning point and did not become an annual event. Relations between the Wampanoag and the settlers deteriorated, leading to the Pequot #War. In 1637, in retaliation for the murder of a man the settlers believed the Wampanoags killed, they burned a nearby village, killing as many as 500 men, women, and children. Following the #massacre, William Bradford, the Governor of Plymouth, wrote that for “the next 100 years, every Thanksgiving Day ordained by a Governor was in honor of the bloody #victory, thanking #God that the battle had been won.”So #gratitude is just an excuse to cover up the #genocide.
5 But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of #promise, a land which is #choice above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath #covenanted with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord.#2019-11
6 Wherefore, I, Lehi, #prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the #Lord.
7 Wherefore, this land is #consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of #liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into #captivity; if so, it shall be because of #iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound #cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the #righteous it shall be #blessed forever.
8 And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; for behold, many nations would #overrun the land, that there would be no place for an inheritance.
9 Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise, that inasmuch as those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem shall keep his commandments, they shall #prosper upon the face of this land; and they shall be kept from all other nations, that they may possess this land unto themselves. And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments they shall be #blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their #inheritance; and they shall dwell #safely forever.
10 But behold, when the time cometh that they shall dwindle in unbelief, after they have received so great blessings from the hand of the Lord—having a knowledge of the creation of the earth, and all men, knowing the great and marvelous works of the Lord from the creation of the world; having power given them to do all things by faith; having all the commandments from the beginning, and having been brought by his infinite goodness into this #precious land of promise—behold, I say, if the day shall come that they will reject the Holy One of Israel, the true #Messiah, their #Redeemer and their God, behold, the judgments of him that is just shall rest upon them.
11 Yea, he will bring other nations unto them, and he will give unto them power, and he will take away from them the lands of their possessions, and he will cause them to be scattered and smitten.
12 Yea, as one generation passeth to another there shall be #bloodsheds, and great visitations among them; wherefore, my sons, I would that ye would remember; yea, I would that ye would hearken unto my words.
Converted Latter-day Saints believe that the #family proclamation, issued nearly a quarter century ago and now translated into scores of languages, is the Lord’s reemphasis of the gospel #truths we need to sustain us through current challenges to the family.#tradlife #tradwife #tradhusband #TheChurchOfJesusChristOfLatterDaySaints #mormons
The family proclamation begins by declaring “that #marriage between a #man and a #woman is ordained of #God and that the family is central to the #Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” It also affirms that “ #gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.” It further declares “that God has commanded that the sacred powers of #procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully #wedded as #husband and #wife.”
The proclamation affirms the continuing duty of husband and wife to #multiply and #replenish the earth and their “solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their #children”: “Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of #matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who #honor marital vows with complete fidelity.” It solemnly warns against the #abuse of spouse or offspring, and it affirms that “ #happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord #Jesus #Christ.” Finally, it calls for the promotion of official “measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the #fundamental unit of #society.”
The #idea is #elegantly simple: all men are by #nature #equally #free and #independent. Nature has not—as she has, for example, in the case of certain social insects— delineated some members of the #human species as natural #rulers and others as natural #workers or #slaves. (If you doubt this, ask yourself why—unlike in the case of, say, bees—workers and rulers are not clearly delineated in ways that both groups acknowledge and accept. Why is it that no man—even of the meanest capacities—ever #consents to #slavery, which can be maintained only with frequent recourse to the #lash?) No man may therefore #justly #rule any other without that other’s #consent. And no man may #injure any other or #infringe on his #rights, except in the #just #defense of his own rights. The #existence of #equal #natural #rights requires an equally natural and #obligatory #duty of all men to #respect the #identical #rights of others.#NaturalRights #naturalLaw #BillOfRights #USConstitution #equality
Because men are driven by #passions as well as #reason, the #temptation to #violate the rights of others is always present, especially in the strong over the weak. Men in the state of nature— that is, without #government, whether understood as a #pre-political state or one following the #dissolution of a #political order—while #free, are thus at grave risk of injury and depredation. Such #afflictions are not merely bad for individual men, they violate a #moral standard which nature provides but leaves to man to enforce. Moreover, in the state of nature, men cannot utilize to their full potential those #talents #God and nature have given them. Living well requires not merely the #society of others, but also #security, which requires government. Hence men consent to government to secure their equal natural rights and to thrive within that security.
Upon establishing a government, men conditionally cede some of their rights and liberty to secure the far larger remainder. For instance, men must surrender to government their natural right to inflict just punishment personally. (This insight was not the founders’ innovation. The lesson of #Aeschylus’s #Oresteia is that if there is to be lasting civilization, private vengeance must give way to public penalty.)
This #ceding is #conditional because men’s rights remain the gift of God and nature, not of government, and men’s #consent can be #withdrawn if the government #fails in its duties or #abuses its #powers. Therefore, there is an #inalienable natural right “to #alter or to #abolish” an #oppressive or #incompetent government.
Men naturally differ in #virtue, #intelligence, and #talent. This natural inequality will inevitably lead to unequal outcomes, especially when equal natural rights to use unequal talents are properly secured. Since #excellence in husbandry, the #arts and #sciences, #commerce, and many other #endeavors is a boon to individual men, to society, indeed to all mankind,
inequality of outcomes is welcome and just.
The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse