Heating Yourself, Not Your House


Here is an awesome article on heating and insulating the self first and the house or space second. It talks about self insulation.

Modern thermal underclothing offers the possibility to turn the thermostat much lower without sacrificing comfort or sex appeal.

Of course its great to insulate your house, but should we all really be running about our houses naked in the middle of winter? I think we could all be doing the world a little favor and save some energy (not to mention moolah!) by wearing a nice sexy undershirt.

And then there’s THIS article on efficient heating of the space around one’s self. This blog post is pretty epic. She talks about different techniques to heating the person instead of the whole space. She goes through a whole trial and error process and the results of it. I’ll admit her techniques won’t work for everyone, but if that stops you, maybe you didn’t really want to do it in the first place. She managed to save buckets (I’m presuming one could fill at least one bucket with 250 crumpled ones) of money, and for people with larger houses this could save even more.  She has charts and graphs and seriously covers all the questions you might have. Excellent inspiration.


So there it is. Maybe we should be turning the spyglass inward and focusing on ourselves this season.  At least as far as the heating goes.



Insulation: First the Body, Then the Home

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Federal Judge Urges Legalization of Marijuana



Richard A. Posner, a widely respected federal judge, legal conservative, and the most cited judge in America has called for the legalization of Marijuana and changes to other drug laws.  Graduating as valedictorian from Yale, Posner has been called a genius by his contemporaries and even has classes devoted to his rulings.

Judge Posner was given a round of applause when he said that “I don’t think we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have. I think it’s really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana, I can’t see any difference between that and cigarettes.”

He continued to point out the senselessness of using punishment over treatment.  He commented that “using the criminal law as the primary means of dealing with a problem of addiction, of misuse, of ingesting dangerous drugs — I don’t think that’s sensible at all.”

He also reminded the courts that legalizing marijuana and other drugs “would save federal, state and local governments $41.3 billion per year.

He believes the drug laws are a waste of legal minds and a waste of, at the very least, moderately productive people’s lives.