The Gem tiny house features a grand ‘low loft’ for sleeping

The standard space-maximizing formula of tiny houses is to add a sleeping loft above. But sleeping lofts aren’t for everyone; for older folks it may be a hassle to climb up the ladder or stairs, for others, it’s an issue of low ceilings that you might bang your head on.

But in this 173 square-footer, nicknamed The Gem by Viva Collectiv, the cramped sleeping loft is nowhere to be seen. Instead, we have this nicely done “low loft” — an elevated sleep area with a high ceiling, built over the trailer tongue, and accessible up a few steps. It looks like it could also double as a very comfortable lounge-like sitting area, and though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it looks a lot more spacious than the typical head-banging loft. There are lots of windows for sunlight to pour in. In addition, there is a fold-down table made from reclaimed wood, extra seating and underfloor storage just below this grand bed.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

The kitchen occupies both sides of the home, and is equipped with a full-sized stove, and a large farmhouse-style sink. Notice right above the sink is a DIY dumbbell waiter, built with bike parts.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

There is a loft, but above the kitchen and it appears like it’s a well-lit sitting area for reading, hanging out or storage. Seen here, the dumbbell waiter allows for the convenient movement of items, without having to bring them up the ladder.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

The bathroom is quite big; there’s a small soaking bathtub here, right beside a large picture window, creating a calm atmosphere for relaxing in the bath.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

In designing a small space, space-saving features like lofts are a good idea in general. But in practice, it’s ultimately a personal preference whether to include them because depending on how they are laid out and used, they may be more trouble than they are worth. In this tiny house here, we see a compromise: a spacious sleeping and lounging area on the main floor, instead of up the ladder. You can also see this intriguing double tiny house connected by an outdoor sun room by Viva Collectiv, or visit their website here.

[Via: Tiny House Talk]

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The Gem tiny house features a grand ‘low loft’ for sleeping

The standard space-maximizing formula of tiny houses is to add a sleeping loft above. But sleeping lofts aren’t for everyone; for older folks it may be a hassle to climb up the ladder or stairs, for others, it’s an issue of low ceilings that you might bang your head on.

But in this 173 square-footer, nicknamed The Gem by Viva Collectiv, the cramped sleeping loft is nowhere to be seen. Instead, we have this nicely done “low loft” — an elevated sleep area with a high ceiling, built over the trailer tongue, and accessible up a few steps. It looks like it could also double as a very comfortable lounge-like sitting area, and though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it looks a lot more spacious than the typical head-banging loft. There are lots of windows for sunlight to pour in. In addition, there is a fold-down table made from reclaimed wood, extra seating and underfloor storage just below this grand bed.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

The kitchen occupies both sides of the home, and is equipped with a full-sized stove, and a large farmhouse-style sink. Notice right above the sink is a DIY dumbbell waiter, built with bike parts.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

There is a loft, but above the kitchen and it appears like it’s a well-lit sitting area for reading, hanging out or storage. Seen here, the dumbbell waiter allows for the convenient movement of items, without having to bring them up the ladder.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

The bathroom is quite big; there’s a small soaking bathtub here, right beside a large picture window, creating a calm atmosphere for relaxing in the bath.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

In designing a small space, space-saving features like lofts are a good idea in general. But in practice, it’s ultimately a personal preference whether to include them because depending on how they are laid out and used, they may be more trouble than they are worth. In this tiny house here, we see a compromise: a spacious sleeping and lounging area on the main floor, instead of up the ladder. You can also see this intriguing double tiny house connected by an outdoor sun room by Viva Collectiv, or visit their website here.

[Via: Tiny House Talk]

Source Article from https://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/gem-tiny-house-brian-crabb.html

The Gem tiny house features a grand ‘low loft’ for sleeping

The standard space-maximizing formula of tiny houses is to add a sleeping loft above. But sleeping lofts aren’t for everyone; for older folks it may be a hassle to climb up the ladder or stairs, for others, it’s an issue of low ceilings that you might bang your head on.

But in this 173 square-footer, nicknamed The Gem by Viva Collectiv, the cramped sleeping loft is nowhere to be seen. Instead, we have this nicely done “low loft” — an elevated sleep area with a high ceiling, built over the trailer tongue, and accessible up a few steps. It looks like it could also double as a very comfortable lounge-like sitting area, and though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it looks a lot more spacious than the typical head-banging loft. There are lots of windows for sunlight to pour in. In addition, there is a fold-down table made from reclaimed wood, extra seating and underfloor storage just below this grand bed.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

The kitchen occupies both sides of the home, and is equipped with a full-sized stove, and a large farmhouse-style sink. Notice right above the sink is a DIY dumbbell waiter, built with bike parts.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

There is a loft, but above the kitchen and it appears like it’s a well-lit sitting area for reading, hanging out or storage. Seen here, the dumbbell waiter allows for the convenient movement of items, without having to bring them up the ladder.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

The bathroom is quite big; there’s a small soaking bathtub here, right beside a large picture window, creating a calm atmosphere for relaxing in the bath.

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

Viva Collectiv© Viva Collectiv

In designing a small space, space-saving features like lofts are a good idea in general. But in practice, it’s ultimately a personal preference whether to include them because depending on how they are laid out and used, they may be more trouble than they are worth. In this tiny house here, we see a compromise: a spacious sleeping and lounging area on the main floor, instead of up the ladder. You can also see this intriguing double tiny house connected by an outdoor sun room by Viva Collectiv, or visit their website here.

[Via: Tiny House Talk]

Source Article from https://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/gem-tiny-house-brian-crabb.html

NTSB investigating Grand Canyon helicopter crash that left three dead

Three people were killed and four others were injured after a helicopter with seven aboard crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday, authorities said.

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Did The Smithsonian Cover Up An Ancient Egyptian Colony In The Grand Canyon?

Did the Smithsonian Institute cover up the mind-boggling discovery of an ancient Egyptian Colony in the Grand Canyon? According to a news article from 1909, the answer is YES.

Is it possible that the ancient Egyptian civilization developed technology to travel across the planet? I’m not talking spaceships, but transoceanic voyages made possible with their grandiose vessels?

In recent years, more evidence has emerged which supports the idea that ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, the Chinese and even possibly the Olmec achieved trans-oceanic voyages before written history suggests.

While scientific responses to pre-Colombian trans-oceanic contact vary over time, most ideas which support this possibility have been treated with skepticism since such an idea radically opposes what we are told about history.

The idea that there is, or was an ancient colony in North America belonging to the ancient Egyptian civilization is something that according to many only occurs in Hollywood movies

However, according to the front page of the April 5, 1909, edition of the Arizona Gazettea bizarre discovery was made in the Marble region of the Grand Canyon that points towards an ancient Egyptian presence in North America thousands of years ago.

According to the newspaper, two alleged Smithsonian-funded archaeologists Prof. S. A. Jordan and G.E. Kinkaid made the fascinating discovery that according to many proves history is inaccurate.

The report -shrouded in mystery reads:

Discoveries which almost conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious cavern, hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses. If their theories are borne out by the translation of the tablets engraved with hieroglyphics, the mystery of the prehistoric peoples of North America, their ancient arts, who they were and whence they came, will be solved. Egypt and the Nile, and Arizona and the Colorado will be linked by a historical chain running back to ages which staggers the wildest fancy of the fictionist.

The article notes that the mysterious set of caverns was located in an extremely remote part of the Grand Canyon, dangerous and nearly inaccessible. The alleged site is reportedly located 2 miles away from El Tovar Crystal Canyon.

According to the Arizona Gazette, the entrance to the main cavern was located some 1500 feet below an abrupt cliff.

However, people believe all of this is part of an elaborate hoax and that the discovery was never made.

Furthermore, the Smithsonian Institute denied all claims indicating that no record of a so-called Kincaid or Professor Jordan exists in the Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology.

Moreover, the Smithsonian denies there is any evidence of artifacts gathered.

In the book, Suppressed Inventions by Jonathan Eisen, a spokesperson from the Smithsonian Institute denies any ancient Egyptian artifacts were found in the Grand Canyon.  

Well, the first thing I can tell you, before we go any further, is that no Egyptian artifacts of any kind have ever been found in North or South America. Therefore, I can tell you that the Smithsonian Institute has never been involved in any such excavations.

Was this just another hoax? Can we conclude that the entire story is just an elaborate newspaper hoax as many indicate? Or is it possible that the Smithsonian Institute -which has been called out in the past for covering up history changing discoveries- covered up the mind-boggling discovery?

Reading through the book Suppressed Inventions, we have found out fascinating details that give the story of an ancient Egyptian colony in North America an entirely new level.

“…Historian and linguist Carl Hart, the editor of World Explorer, obtained a hiker’s map of the Grand Canyon from a bookstore in Chicago. Poring over the map, we were amazed to see that much of the area of the north side of the canyon had Egyptian names. For example, the area around Ninety-four Mile Creek and Trinity Creek had areas with names like Tower of Set, Tower of Ra, Horus Temple, Osiris Temple and Isis Temple.  In the Haunted Canyon area are such names as the Cheops Pyramid, the Buddha Cloister, Buddha Temple, Manu Temple and Shiva Temple…”

Is this just a small worthless coincidence? Or is there more to the story than meets the eye?

Interestingly, the area of the canyon where the Egyptian names are located is an area off limits. It’s a forbidden zone. No one is allowed to enter it and explore it. The great question is why? Why is it off limits? Is it because the mysterious vaults and ancient Egyptian artifacts are real? And they are located there? Even today, the mysterious area of the canyon is a restricted zone, off-limits for hikers, explorers, and even park personnel.

The story of the mysterious ‘lost ancient Egyptian colony‘ in the Grand Canyon is filled with mystery.

What if professor Kincaid and his colleague professor Jordan did exist and worked for the Smithsonian Institute but under another name?

Or is it possible that the story printed by the Arizona Gazette is an elaborate hoax, an attempt to increase sales for an ‘unknown’ local newspaper? after all, only the Arizona Gazette wrote about the alleged discovery.

If something of this magnitude was real, wouldn’t other newspapers have rushed and printed the magnificent story?

While it is impossible to say for certain whether or not the caves exist, and ‘someone’ actually recovered ancient Egyptian artifacts fro the caves, we know that the Ancient Egyptians were capable of alot of things, and they could have had the ability to travel to the Americas.

Evidence of that an intriguing set of glyphs located in Australia (another finding highly debated).

While the mysterious glyphs, known as the Gosford Glyphs, are considered as a hoax by mainstream scholars, many people believe that the Gosford Glyphs are just one of the many pieces which point towards Ancient Egyptian large-scale oceanic voyages.

But in addition to the above, there are quite a few indicators which suggest the ancient Egyptians sailed around the planet and had the ability to perform large-scale oceanic voyages thousands of years ago.

Another intriguing fact that points towards ancient Egyptians traveling to the Americas or vice-versa are the mummified remains of Lady Henut Taui. The mummy, analyzed by German scientists Svetla Balabanova, contained traces of cocaine and nicotine, something that had never before been found.

But why was the discovery a groundbreaking one? Well, cocaine and tobacco were only found in the Americas in the distant past. These plants were not exported until the 19th century, a fact that suggests that somehow, ancient Egyptians could have traveled in the Americas 3,000 years ago.

 

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Trump Wants a ‘Grand Military Parade’ in Washington






Trump Wants a ‘Grand Military Parade’ in Washington


February 6th, 2018

Via: CNBC:

At the urging of President Donald Trump, the Pentagon is moving forward on planning for “a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces,” the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The paper said the cost of the parade “could run in the millions” given the cost to ship tanks and other hardware to Washington.

In September, Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron and remarked how he enjoyed watching France’s Bastille Day military parade in Paris.

“It was a tremendous day, and to a large extent because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump said in September. “We’re going to have to try to top it, but we have a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a beautiful thing to see, and representatives from different wars and different uniforms.”

According to the Post, Trump also made his views on holding the U.S. military parade known to top defense officials during a Jan. 18 defense briefing in the “tank” — a Pentagon secure room. The paper said that discussion ultimately “marked a tipping point,” citing two unnamed officials briefed on the planning.

“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” the paper said, quoting an unnamed military official. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

The last major military parade held in Washington was in 1991 to mark victory in Operation Desert Storm, the first Persian Gulf War. It reportedly cost about $8 million and involved thousands of troops who fought in the war, nearly a dozen bands, a fleet of missiles, tanks and the flyover of more than 100 aircraft.















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Grand jury indicts Maryland executive in Uranium One deal: report

A grand jury reportedly brought charges in the Uranium One investigation against a man who investigators say tried to bribe a Russian official at the country’s state-run nuclear energy corporation.

Mark Lambert, former head of a Maryland-based transportation company, was indicted last Thursday on 11 counts of money laundering and wire fraud, according to the New York Post.

The Uranium One investigation centers on the Obama administration’s clearing of a business deal that allowed a Russian nuclear firm to buy a Canadian uranium mining company with assets in the U.S.

In the indictment, prosecutors accuse Lambert of hiding the payments to the Russian official by using code words such as “lucky figures,” “lucky numbers” and “cake.” The official Lambert was accused of bribing works at a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corp.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission told Congress in 2010 that no uranium at either facility purchased by the Russian company could be exported. Still, some of the uranium mined after the deal made it as far away as Europe, The Hill reported in November.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Thanks to the farm lobby, the US is stuck with a broken ethanol policy MORE (R-Iowa) said at the time that it was “disturbing” to see that some of the yellowcake uranium had made its way overseas despite promises from the U.S. government to the contrary.

“The more that surfaces about this deal, the more questions it raises,” Grassley said in a statement.

“It now appears that despite pledges to the contrary, U.S. uranium made its way overseas as a part of the Uranium One deal,” Grassley said in the statement. “What’s more disturbing, those transactions were apparently made possible by various Obama Administration agencies while the Democrat-controlled Congress turned a blind eye.” 

Source Article from http://thehill.com/policy/international/368953-grand-jury-indicts-maryland-executive-in-uranium-one-deal-report

Re: US: Hundreds protest for Ahed Tamimi in New York’s Grand Central Terminal

Hundreds on Friday gathered inside of Grand Central Terminal in New York, demanding the release of the 16 year old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi who was taken into custody by Israeli soldiers two week ago.

Protestors chanted and carried banners reading “Release Ahed Tamimi Now”, “US has to stop helping Israel” and “Palestinian prisoners needs to be released”.

In a press release handed out during the demonstration, Israel was accused of illegally detaining her and information was given about her family’s activism which includes them also being shot by Israeli soldiers in the past. The event ended without incident.

#FreeAhed

Ahed and her mother who was detained by Israeli forces during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago, is well known for her bold activism for a free Palestine.

Videos and pictures of Ahed confronting and slapping Israeli soldiers have gone viral for weeks.

The teenager and her mother Nariman were ordered to be detained behind bars for an additional eight days by Ofer Court Monday, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The statement said Ahed had been accused of five offenses, including “assaulting an Israeli soldier, assault and throwing rocks at security forces, and other felonies”.

Ahed is also accused of opposing the work of the army, participating in rebellious demonstrations and encouraging others to participate in these, and her mother Nariman is accused of involvement in the same events and encouraging participation in these activities from her Facebook account.

Read: Israel charges Ahed Tamimi with assault and incitement

Tamimi, who’s detention was extended three times before she was brought to court, has received widespread media attention and a social media campaign #FreeAhed, has been launched in support of her case.

Last week, dozens British MPs expressed concern at Tamimi’s arrest and signed a motion calling for her release. The Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb, has also denounced her arrest and praised the teenager’s courage.



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