Off Grid Living-You Can Do It Too: Secrets Revealed

More and more people are realizing that you can still enjoy modern amenities while enjoying the independence of off grid living.  Being off the grid means being exactly that, off the grid. 

No power lines, no electric bills, and being free of utility grid demands, not to mention their ever-rising rates.  Off grid living is environmentally friendly and cost effective and it is an option available to almost any one owning a home.

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The principles of off grid living may be applied to any home in the world, even those currently tied to the grid.  From solar panels, hydropower and windmills, there is growing curiosity in off grid living and breaking free from fossil fuel burning power plants. 

The technologies have advanced and the costs have dropped greatly.
Even do-it-yourselfers can take leaps into off grid living with many kits, resources and manuals available for instruction.  As energy demands increase globally, those living off grid can rest easy knowing their own energy costs are diminishing.

The idea of off grid living can be scary to some who believe they will have to give up some of their most prized possessions and electronic gadgets to achieve such freedom.  This is very far from the truth.  Off grid living is simply about learning to moderate your use of electricity. 

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It can be as simple as turning off lights that are not really in use.  Purchasing appliances that don’t use energy when not in use (like clocks on microwaves and stoves).  Learning to unplug, not just turn off. 

Things like computers and printers, well anything with the little green light that is always on, these items are stealing precious energy and adding to your bill.  Wanting to become part of the off grid living adventure, doesn’t always mean giving up everything, sometimes it just means getting smarter about the things you have.

Off grid living has gotten so popular that even completely re-locatable high efficiency homes are being produced to meet those needs.  Very similar to mobile homes and travel travelers in layout and definitely only designed for a one or two person dwelling, these housing units use solar power, passive solar design and a small amount of natural gas to provide off grid living that you can take with you when you move.

If you are interested in off grid living, but need more success stories to drive you over the teetering point then start your research on the Internet. 

There are tons of great resources available and individuals who took the plunge into off grid living with great success telling their stories. 

Imagine, no more gathering around that one little candle when the power goes out, or having the neighbors over to watch their favorite shows when there is a blackout. 

Off grid living is obtainable for anyone and you too can enjoy the life of off grid living no matter where you make your home.

Celebrating the 4th of July

The 4th of July is one of the most important celebrations in the United States. Naturally, dozens of fireworks can be seen all around the country. Of course, the most important firework displays can be seen in the biggest cities in the country. The Independence Day is an amazing celebration in the US. 

This year, Chicago is promising an amazing show for the people living here and naturally for the tourists. In fact, the Navy Pier’s Independence Day is actually known as one of the largest such event in the US. Another great place for the Independence Day shows is naturally New York City.

The most famous city in the United States, New York has in fact planned a series of celebrations. Here, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks manage to attract a series of viewers in attendance. It has been revealed that this year rockets will be launched from barges in the East River, to fly above the Brooklyn Bridge. Naturally, the view is expected to be quite impressive and unique. 

Of course, the opportunities in New York are great. The Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Old Slip at Water Street, as well as Broad Street, are some great places to visit for wonderful shows. It has been reported that there are series of performances that can be attended in New York this year. 

In the United States for the Independence Day, there are always huge celebrations in the capital city, too. Washington DC, the capital of the country, is filled with tourists on the 4th of July. This city hosts one of the biggest fireworks festival in the country. In fact, it is said that it will take no less than 20 minutes, lighting up the sky. Reports reveal that this year the show will start in Washington at 9.10 p.m. 

The fourth of July is naturally celebrated all around the US. San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles or Houston are other places to home great firework shows and amazing entertainment. The 4th of July is in fact celebrated by people from all over the world. This is the day when the United States celebrate their independence.

North Korea Upset with James Franco and Seth Rogen’s Movie

Some movies manage to easily create a lot of controversy. It seems that the latest movie released by James Franco and Seth Rogen has managed to actually upset North Korea. 

A trailer for the movie has been revealed, making clear the story that will be presented in The Interview, as the movie is named. In the 30 seconds trailer, watchers can find out that “this fall James Franco and Seth Rogen will attempt to assassinate Kim Jong Un.” Kim Jong Un is the current president of North Korea. 

As expected, the North Korean government was not happy at all with the release of this movie. They in fact claimed that launching this movie will be considered by the country to be an “act of war.” An official statement has been released by a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the statement being published by the New York Times. 

“If the United States administration tacitly approves or supports the release of this film, we will take a decisive and merciless countermeasure,” the spokesman said. “The enemies have gone beyond the tolerance limit in their despicable moves to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership,” it added. The government already denounced the movie, thing which occurred on Monday. An unofficial spokesman said that this is unacceptable. 

The story of the new movie was expected to raise controversy, but maybe producers had no idea that such a reaction will come from North Korea since the release of its trailer. In this movie, James Franco plays the role of a talk show host who manages to get an exclusive interview with no one else than the president of North Korea. While preparing the interview with his producer, role played by Seth Rogen, the two are recruited by the CIA to kill Kim Jong Un. 

Seth Rogen already find out about these statements and posted a message to his Twitter. “People don’t usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they’ve paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!,” his message said. The new movie is a comedy, but was not received like one by the government of North Korea.

Google Webmaster Tools – The Best SEO Tool

Google Wembaster ToolThe result of the study conducted by Moz in 2014 nominate >> Google Webmaster Tools as the Best SEO Tool in 2014 according to user ratings.

With over 3,700 participants in the study this year , winning the title of “Best SEO Tool ” rests “Google Webmaster Tools”, as the number 1 in the top applications of this kind.

Moz launched among participants one important question ” Which are the best SEO tools for you? the ones that you use most frequently ? ” .

According to the result, Google Webmaster Tools was ranked 1st with a percentage of 68.8 % ,and forcing MOZ to declare : ” As much as we would like our own seo applications , we need to assume that our audience is a little biased . “

Moz  applications were ranked second , followed by Open Site Explorer.

Standings look like this:

    1.Google Webmaster Tools
    2.Moz
    3.Open Site Explorer
    4.Majestic SEO
    5.Screaming Frog
    6.Bing Webmaster
    7.Yoast
    8.SEM Rush
    9.Ahrefs
    10.Firebug

 

Third Person dies Following South by Southwest Crash

A third person has unfortunately died after the crash at the South by Southwest festival, which took place in Austin last Thursday. Officials confirmed the death of this third victim. 

This victim was a 26-year-old woman, Sandy Thuy Le. She wasn’t expected to make it after the accident, as she was taken to the emergency room in critical condition. The tragic accident has already lead to the death of no less than three people, while a dozen of other individuals are injured. 

The person responsible with this terrible accident is Rashad Charjuan Owens, who is just 21 years old. The man has already been charged with capital murder for this incident. It seems that at the time of the events, Lee was intoxicated, which made him drove into the crowd. 

The other two people who have died are 27 year old Jamie West and 35 years old Steven Craenmehr. 23 people were hospitalized immediately after the accident, suffering multiple injuries. Most of the victims were in their 20s, which is not shocking at all having under consideration that they were fans attending the festival. 6 of these people are still in hospital in critical condition.

A jury in Travis County will have to determine now if the man will face more charges following the death of this third person. The woman died at University Medical Center Brackenridge, where her family members were present. Naturally, the man who caused this tragedy remains in custody for now. 

“But you cannot stop a person who decides, rather than face potential drunk driving charges, to continue at a high rate of speed, go around a uniformed officer forcing him to run out of the way, then at a high rate of speed show total disregard for the sanctity of human life,” Austin Chief of Police said in a statement. 

Owens has been convicted several times before. Most convictions occurring in the most recent years. Previously, he was arrested for driving under the influence and leave the scene of an accident. “Despite all of our preparations for dealing with a major incident during SXSW, nothing could really prepare us for how this feels,” Roland Swenson, the SXSW Managing Director, claimed in a statement. “As much as we would like to just go home and spend time absorbing the shock of this horrific event, we feel our best use is to continue to operate today.”

Beyonce and Jennifer Garner Join Campaign to Ban the Word Bossy

Both Beyonce and Jennifer Garnder have decided to join the campaign that aims to ban the word bossy for female empowerment. The campaign is conducted by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. 

Sheryl Sandberg has also become well known for her book Lean In. Her campaign seems to have already drawn a lot of support. Sheryl teamed up for this project with Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, as well as with Anna Maria Chavez, the CEO of Girl Scouts. 

Now, the same campaign has managed to get Beyonce and Jennifer Gardner to join the team. A video to promote the campaign was made featuring Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Jennifer Garner. “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss,” the message says. 

The main purpose of this campaign is to promote leadership roles among young girls. The creators of this campaign believe that they should discourage the use of this word, which actually makes young ladies stop believing in themselves and stop expressing themselves. 

Sheryl Sandberg shared her own experience while growing up in the campaign video to ban bossy, saying that she was first called bossy at the age of 12. This is considered to be a word that ends up labeling young girls, who become less ambitious and less interested in leading.

Many famous, strong and successful women support this campaign. Even the first lady Michelle Obama seems to be on board with this project. So, what these famous and successful women are willing to do is to ban the word bossy

The video ends with Beyonce saying quite a powerful message for women from all over the world, who might have been bothered by someone calling them bossy. “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss,” Beyonce says. The campaign was created by LeaninIn.org, which is a nonprofit organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg. 

The video features successful stars such as Jane Lynch, Diane von Furstenberg, Condoleezza Rice, Jimmie Johnson and naturally Beyonce and Jennifer Garner. Victoria Beckham has already showed her support for this project, posting various messages for the campaign on her Twitter.

Timothy Lambesis Pleads Guilty to Solicitation of Murder Charges

The lead singer of As I Lay Dying has decided to plead guilty to solicitation of murder charges. Timothy Lambesis admitted to have hired someone to kill his estranged wife. 

The lead singer of the Grammy nominated metal band remains free on $2 million bond. He will be sentenced on May 2. The accusation is solicitation of murder, which the 32 years old singer decided to admit. 

Lambesis wanted to hire someone to kill his former wife, but he ended up talking with an undercover agent. The man testified in court and said that the singer made it clear during their meeting that he wanted his wife dead. Moreover, a conversation between the two was recorded by the agent. 

The singer was arrested in May 2013, as prosecutors received the evidence from the agent, including the sum of $1000 and the singer’s wife’s address and front door security code. The agent claimed that Lambesis was willing to pay no less than $20,000 to get the job done. 

The investigation on this case began last April, when the singer told his personal trainer that he wanted to get rid of his wife. The personal trainer of the singer contacted the police following this discussion and the agent was sent to do his job. 

It seems that the reason why Lambesis wanted his wife gone was actually linked to the fact that she restricted the time that the star could spend with the couple’s three adopted children. Moreover, the singer said that she made it difficult to close the divorce. The singer and his former wife were married for no less than 8 years. 

The marriage between Timothy Lambesis and his wife Meggan ended in September 2012. The singer also explained that his former wife would get a large amount of his income after the divorce and this made him extremely angry.

Earlier, the star denied all charges, but he finally agreed to enter a plea deal that will make him spend no less than 9 years in prison. 

Timothy Lambesis is the lead singer of the As I Lay Dying band. The band was formed back in 2000, releasing no less than 6 album until now. The group has numerous fans nowadays.

Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl Vandalized in Public Libraries in Tokyo

The impressive and very popular Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl is not that appreciated in Japan. It seems that the book has been vandalized in public libraries in Tokyo. 

Anne Frank’s books, as well as many other books about the young girl and the trauma she had been through during the Holocaust, have been vandalized in many public libraries in Tokyo. The first case of this type has been reported earlier this year. 

About 265 damaged books were found in 31 municipal libraries. The books were severely damaged, with dozens of ripped pages. The reason why Japanese don’t like Anne Frank’s Diary or the books about the little girl remains unknown for now. 

Japan and Nazi Germany were allies during World War II. During the war, numerous people became victims of the Holocaust, even though Japan claimed that similar events did not occur in Japan at that time. 

Why and who is targeting books related to Anne Frank remains a mystery. However, it seems that the people doing this know how to leave no mark and remain unseen when damaging the books. Moreover, it seems that at one library in Tokyo all the books that could be found in the online database by the keywords Anne Frank have been destroyed. 

Who does this is a question with no answer for now, but mostly why would anyone target Anne Frank’s books? Investigation has started on the case.

One of the libraries in Tokyo was able to save the books, as it moved them behind the counter, although this cannot really ensure them protection. 

The Diary of Anne Frank was written during the two years in which Anne and her family hid in an apartment during the Nazi occupation in Netherlands. The events naturally occured during World War II. 

An extremely sad story, Anne Frank’s family was found and deported, while the young girl died at the age of only 15 in a concentration camp. Her father was the one who published her journal, after surviving this terrible time, the only member of her family to do so. 

The act of destroying Anne’s diary has already been considered an act of hate. It is unclear yet exactly how many libraries have been affected and if the number of destroyed books has grown.

Loud-Music Murder Trial Continues as Michael Dunn Claims he acted in Self-Defense

One of the most debated cases at the moment is without a doubt the murder trial involving Michael Dunn, who shot and killed a teenager after an argument on loud rap music. As the loud-music trial continues, Michael Dunn says that he acted in self-defense. 

As Michael Dunn took the stand for a testimony on the trial in Duval County Courthouse, he said that he actually thought that he was going to be killed and so, he shoot the teenager to protect his own life. Michael claimed that he was in fear for his life. The 47 year old man broke in tears several times during his testimonial. 

The events date back to November 23, when Michael shot dead 17-year old boy Jordan Davis. Dunn said that when he saw Jordan Davis getting out of his car, he thought he was going to get killed. That was the moment when he panicked, he went on to explain. 

The whole incident occurred at a gas station in Florida. Michael Dunn claimed that he stopped there with his fiancée to buy a bottle of wine, after the wedding of his son. He explained that when his fiancée entered the store, the music from a red Dodge Durango parked there became really loud. 

My review mirror was shaking, my eardrums were vibrating. It was ridiculously loud,” Dunn claimed adding that he asked the persons in the car to turn the music down, and they turned it off, after which he thanked them. But, then they turned the volume back up, even louder. “I was in fear for my life, but I wasn’t to the point where I was ready to use deadly force. I was just going, ‘Oh my God, where is all this hostility coming from?'” the man explained in his testimonial.   

Michael Dunn said that he only opened fire when he saw something that looked like the barrel of a gun on the window of the car, while Davis got out of the vehicle. However, after the shooting, the cops found no weapons in the vehicle. 

Michael Dunn claimed that he wanted to protect his fiancée and was certain that he did nothing wrong, but only acted in self-defense.

Ted’s Woodworking Review: Scam or Not?

Ted’s Woodworking Package was designed for people who like to create their own wood projects, but it has received many negative reviews. We have decided to take a closer look at the product so we can tell our readers whether it is truly worth purchasing Teds Woodworking Package or not.

We should start by letting you know what you should expect from the product. Ted’s Woodworking Package contains over 16,000 woodworking plans that are easy to realize by following the step-by-step instructions.

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Moreover, the schemes are accompanied by detailed images and descriptions, so workers could figure how the project must be setup. Although the package is addressed primarily to experienced carpenters, it may be used by less experienced people, as well. The woodworking plans vary from easy to medium and advanced, so buyers can improve their skills by simply creating the included schemes.

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There are many other bonuses included in the initial package for buyers who will be the first to place their orders. The first bonus is a “Free DWG/CAD Plan Viewer” which enables users to plan and view their woodworking projects on a personal computer without spending hundreds of dollars on expensive software. The second bonus is a CD containing 150 premium woodworking videos for a better understanding of the instructions.

Ted McGrath has worked as a carpenter all his life; therefore, he has many tips and tricks to share with his buyers to help them create highly qualitative projects. His 200-page guide has been included as a bonus in the woodworking package, together with the step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs, who want to start their own woodworking business. McGrath encourages everyone to make their dream come true because he is the living proof of the fact that you can make a living out of your passions, be they woodworking or any other type of hobby.

Many of the projects that Ted has introduced in his woodworking package have already been realized in one form or another by other online carpenters. As a consequence, the projects are not as original and unique as Ted claims. His package has been criticized by many buyers because it is not as useful as the writer likes to think and Ted McGrath, himself, was labeled as a crook.

Ted’s Woodworking Package is not one of the best products you can purchase at present as the plans may be found on online websites and tutorials. There are several useful pieces of information that have been included in the guides, but, overall, the package is too pricey for what it has to offer.