Feeling jealous of people in the EU who can buy ventilating windows that also do heat exchanging for energy efficiency.

I feel like the USA is the backwater that it was in the 1800s.
People in the EU have access to such technological advancement because of -- here's the shocker -- laws to improve energy efficiency.

Here's an article on it: mag.ebmpapst.com/en/industries/…
Here they put little ventilation units into the window sill: siegenia.com/en/products/co…
And this is the clunky stuff on the 1990s-era website that we can find in the USA....and it is out of stock
We are going to be beating rocks with sticks in the USA when climate change really gets going.
The initial tweet had a picture of the ventilating windows from this German company: neufenster.com/i-tec-ventilat…

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15 Oct
How a society treats its most vulnerable segments—its elderly and its children—is a good measure of its ethics and compassion.

Seems that nations made up of individualistic people are still the stinky barbarians.
Did you know that Native Mexicans had large fresh-smelling cities because they had plumbing and human waste collection? Europeans had poop in their streets. Yet Spanish conquistadors slaughtered the Natives like animals.

I am beginning to think that there is something profoundly wrong with the European cultural mindset that persists to this day across the world.
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10 Oct
Surgical masks are not PPE. Image
Source, modified for brevity: cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pd…
If you create a good seal with a mask brace, so they fit tightly, surgical masks can serve decently as PPE. Image
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9 Oct
Imagine if German schools stopped teaching about the Holocaust because it made children feel uncomfortable about their past.

"Section 51, part 6 of the Tennessee law makes lesson plans illegal if students 'feel discomfort, guilt, or anguish.'"

"Teaching the subject of the Holocaust and the Nazi era is mandatory in German schools and in addition to the classroom curriculum, almost all students have either visited a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial or museum." pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…
Unsurprisingly, the German far-right is going after history education in Germany.

One German nationalist leader characterized the Holocaust as a '“speck of bird poop” in Germany’s otherwise admirable history.' Another defends Holocaust deniers.
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7 Oct
This profile raises all sorts of red flags
If you go to urgent care and the doc puts cucumber slices on your face, you might as well stay home.
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4 Oct
Reading Florence Nightingale's book, Notes on Hospitals, published in 1859, is just blowing me away.

She made many calculations, including how much water vapor patients exhaled overnight, and how much ventilation would be needed. And raised hell about it not being done.
Her interventions - improving ventilation, decreasing crowding, admitting natural light, washing surfaces -- cut hospital deaths by 2/3. This was WITHOUT hand washing, which wasn't even mentioned in her book.
Old hospitals built according to her specifications, using cross-breezes from large windows for natural ventilation, have much better ventilation than modern hospitals.

ACH = air changes per hour
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4 Oct
Imagine a world where there is no inherited or hidden wealth

The promise of all people being created equal will never happen as long as we have extreme dynastic wealth

Most of these ppl didn't earn these vast sums of money. It's all inherited or stolen.

And there is so much political graft; politicians write loopholes.

I wonder how Kristi Noem is going to respond to this: "...state of South Dakota, in particular, is sheltering billions of dollars in wealth linked to individuals previously accused of serious financial crimes."
Corruption is theft from the citizens of a country. It is not a victimless crime. We are all the victims.
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