So far, 2018 has been all about rebuilding!! I recorded this brief update to let everyone know what’s going on with RTS Earth and Gaea’s Garden. As many of you know, in early December our server basically imploded and all of our websites went down for almost 3 weeks. We’re on a new server and have begun the process of rebuilding both websites. On RTS, we lost ALL of our data from August 15th until the new server was loaded up at the end of December. EVERYTHING is just GONE! So rebuild we will.
As I explained in this update, we will be moving to a paid membership format for RTS Earth as this is pretty much the only way to keep the site safe and to stop the thousands of spammers that have been hitting the site since we launched it in spring of 2017. We will be buying new programs etc to upgrade site as well. All of the funds from the membership will go towards upgrading our existing software etc… and towards keeping JC and Ruff with a roof over their heads for this coming year.
On the Gaea’s Garden side of things, I’m also doing a major rebuild there as well. Right now the GG shop is open for business as usual…. but the site is pretty raggedy looking- I will be working on that this weekend – I will be installing a new theme and then will have to re-fix all the product photos.
This week we launched our latest addition to our product line- Easy Emergency Essences!! These are a rescue remedy for a lot of the shit many of us are experiencing lately:
We live in a chaotic world that seemingly tries it’s best to keep us off balance and scrambling to regain our footing. Stress, anxiety, anger and yes even fear, seep in occasionally. Whether its from work, home, friends & family, the news, or social media, the origin doesn’t really matter. Dealing with multi-faceted causes, requires help on multiple levels: physical, emotional, mental, and yes even “spiritual” and levels of higher consciousness
Easy Emergency Essences. These essences begin with a base of pure argan oil, with essential oils that I have mixed to address multiple symptoms & responses, and very special crystal essences to heighten and amplify these rescue remedies, all mixed into a 10ml glass bottle with a glass roller ball that is quick & easy to use.
For more information on our Emergency Essences please visit Gaea’s Garden here: http://gaeasgarden.com/emergency-essences/
I will update everyone very soon on when RTS will be taken down for renovations!! Once that’s done, it’s time to rebuild our UnFucker Community off of facebook and onto our own private space!!
A few weeks ago I started to ask people for free building materials locally and on Facebook groups to build my own tiny house on wheels.
So far people have given us a heap of free materials for our build! The support and generosity of many Aussies has been great! So far for free we have insulation, paint, heaps of wood, metal, and if we travel around a heap more. We will document each part of the build and trip including bargains for the build.
The ad to ask for free material went better than we thought!
Truck used: Isuzu NKR 250 crew cab, 3.6 liter diesel, 6 seater with over 400k on the clock, GVM 4490, Max load 2 tonnes
Materials: Mild steel, Recycled and repurposed wood, furniture, paint and just about anything where possible
Metal: Mild steel 50mm square and 50mm x 20mm, Overkill but strong. Weight is not an issue as I have 2 tonnes carry weight. Metal weight so far is around 400kgs
Tools used: Little Cigweld 130 inverter arc stick welder, worth around $250, hand grinder $80, metal cutoff saw $150, clamps, hammers etc.
Frame Size on tipper tray =2.7m x 2m by 2.4 meters high. Frame over cab = 2.6m x 2m by 1.3 meters high
The fame being made at the moment will slide on and off the truck tray, this is done as if we modify the truck at all then we need to have an engineer sign off on the work and that cost loads of money and time. So the idea is to have the tiny house truck able to be taken off ion a few minutes laving the truck how it was. This gets us around any laws as the camper part is then a load not a modification to the truck.
Main sides up and floor down.
The main question I wasn’t sure about was should i use wood or metal? Went with metal or strength and speed of the build. I am not a welder by any means, I used to work with wood and love woodworking over metal any-day. The main thing I wanted was a frame that will stand any test and wood has issues over metal for the amount of beating this frame will receive on the trips around Australia.
Over cab loft built + part floor. Most welds so far are just tack welded, not final yet so I can make sure its all square and sitting just right.
My welding skills are not the best so I grind over each one to make sure it’s 100%.
The build is going to have rustic gypsy style as I just don’t like the modern day motor-homes, they look like plastic and cheap for that matter, even though the cost for a motor-home can get over $100k and still not be that good looking. The footprint of a motor-home would also be massive, so hence the recycled materials are not only eco and also cheap if not free.
Loft welded up, loft floor in. Now it’s time to weld the whole frame up.
The hardest part is making sure that the frame is square as welding bends the metal a bit from the heat.
Cost of frame: $700 for the metal and $35 for welding rods. The total cost of the build will be around $10k in total including the truck. The cheaper the better.
I have to take my time as I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and a bad back from years in construction. We also have a few kids at home that I part look after as Mindy is doing full time study. So a day isn’t a full working day, more like 4-6 hours of real work. This week Mindy just started back at study and the kids were being good for a change so that let me do a fair bit of work over the last 3 days.
Clamps are my friends, can’t have enough clamps. Not sure what to buy hubby for x-mas? Clamps!
End of day 3
Bare welds painted to stop rust, 80% of roof, floor and sides up. All sitting square and true. Overall, happy so far.
The main tips I can give is metal gets really hot! So wear gloves as sometimes I think I can smell dinner cooking but its just my hand on some freshly welded part of the frame.
Air con bracket made and welded into frame NOW IT’S RAINING! NOOOOO!
Here is a short video on the building of my tiny house on wheels or truck house.
More updates coming soon for our Tiny House on Wheels build
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Matt is the husband of Mindy, the Travelling Naturopath. Matt is a Jack of all trades, who loves working with his hands to make life easier. As a natural problem solver, he has the ability to see a solution where one is needed. Matt has a background in construction, computers and machinery. One of his passions is to share his innovative solutions with others, especially regarding living on the road.
1 - THE MAGICIAN - Mastery through Experimentation (Alef; Mercury)
Manifestation of the Elements....
The potential has been realized through trial and error with the end result being perfection of technique. The skill is there to bring plans to manifestation and therefore demonstrate Positive application. He is in total command of his environment both spiritually and physically; the Infinity sign over his head indicating that he is aware of Karmic Balance and has attained the mastery of the Elements represented by the four suit significators upon the table: Wands - Fire; Swords - Air; Cups - Water; Pentacles - Earth. His right hand holds a mentally charged wand aloft, pointed upward toward the sky as his left hand, via pointed index finger, is aimed downward towards Earth; this representing the Hermetic principle of "As Above, So Below". The Magician is the next step beyond the Fool, as he is the student of Metaphysical Science in pursuit of a Doctorate in his field; earning his degree through study, meditation, and application. He is able to instruct through Demonstration, using the tools of his profession which are laid upon the table. He once was ignorant but through the experience of taking the Fool's "step of faith" over the edge and into the unknown he has made a decision to master the Four Elements and therefore seek to balance his personal Karma. He is making his way along the road toward eventual Spiritual Synthesis, i.e. The World, obedience to the Golden Rule being a learned trait and therefore the empowerment behind his applications. His skill in his practice of his Art is proof of this. PARALLEL ARCHETYPES: The Juggler, The Magus.
State of Mind: Originality, Creativity, Imagination, Self-reliance, Spontaneity, Self-confidence, Ingenuity, Flexibility, Mastery, Self-control, Deception, Sleight of hand, Willpower, Skill, Initiative, Dexterity, Craft, Guile, Capability, Trickery, Misleading, Theft Imagery used in this analysis was drawn from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck; distributed exclusively by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Intuitive interpretation by Joseph H. Bryan-Royster, Ph.D.
Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption
LAW & JUSTICE Issued on: December 21, 2017 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, such as those committed or directed by persons listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems. Human rights abuse and corruption undermine the values that form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies; have devastating impacts on individuals; weaken democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous persons; and undermine economic markets. The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption, as well as to protect the financial system of the United States from abuse by these same persons. I therefore determine that serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby determine and order: Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; (ii) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General: (A) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse; (B) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in: (1) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or (2) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption; (C) to be or have been a leader or official of: (1) an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section relating to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or (2) an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order as a result of activities related to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or (D) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section; and (iii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General: (A) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of: (1) any activity described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section that is conducted by a foreign person; (2) any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (3) any entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section, where the activity is conducted by a foreign person; (B) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (C) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (iii)(A) or (B) of this section. (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the effective date of this order. Sec. 2. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions). Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order. Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 include: (a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person. Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order: (a) the term “person” means an individual or entity; (b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and (c) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States. Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to this order. Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA and the Act as may be necessary to implement this order and section 1263(a) of the Act with respect to the determinations provided for therein. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States. All agencies shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order. Sec. 9. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA, the INA, and the Act as may be necessary to carry out section 2 of this order and, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the reporting requirement in section 1264(a) of the Act with respect to the reports provided for in section 1264(b)(2) of that Act. The Secretary of State may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States consistent with applicable law. Sec. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, is hereby authorized to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination. Sec. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)). Sec. 12. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, December 21, 2017. Sec. 13. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. DONALD J. TRUMP THE WHITE HOUSE, December 20, 2017.
1. Mukhtar Hamid Shah; Date of Birth (DOB) August 11, 1939; alt. DOB November 8, 1939; nationality, Pakistan 2. Angel Rondon Rijo; DOB July 16, 1950; nationality, Dominican Republic 3. Dan Gertler; DOB December 23, 1973; nationality, Israel; alt. nationality, Democratic Republic of the Congo 4. Maung Maung Soe; DOB March 1964; nationality, Burma 5. Yahya Jammeh; DOB May 25, 1965; nationality, The Gambia 6. Sergey Kusiuk; DOB December 1, 1966; nationality, Ukraine; alt. nationality, Russia 7. Benjamin Bol Mel; DOB January 3, 1978; alt. DOB December 24, 1978; nationality, South Sudan; alt. nationality, Sudan 8. Julio Antonio Juárez Ramírez; DOB December 1, 1980; nationality, Guatemala 9. Goulnora Islamovna Karimova; DOB July 8, 1972; nationality, Uzbekistan 10. Slobodan Tesic; DOB December 21, 1958; nationality, Serbia 11. Artem Yuryevich Chayka; DOB September 25, 1975; nationality, Russia 12. Gao Yan; DOB April 1963; nationality, China 13. Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes; DOB July 6, 1954; nationality, Nicaragua