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Wow. actual REPORTING on Rich's murder

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Check out @DBloom451's Tweet: https://twitter.com/DBloom451/status/758748998056325127?s=09
While Dems & #MSM are blaming Russia for #DNCleak, what if LEAKER was w/in DNC? MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF Seth Conrad Rich. 1:99. 12:40 PM - 28 Jul 2016. 491 Retweets396 Likes. Reply to @DBloom451. Replies. Diane Merlo. 5h5 hours ago. Diane Merlo @WeCatsCorp. @DBloom451 IF IT WAS THEY WILL NEVER LET ...
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What we say: Black Lives Matter

What you hear: Only Black Lives Matter

What we're really saying: Black Lives Matter, too.
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Wait. We just watched entitled White people subvert democracy because Hillary was ENTITLED to win. Stop. http://thebea.st/1PvvNpn · Granny4JillStein – @CarolAnneKnapp · @BLUpfront http://imgur.com/ZDiVG8g · Imgur. Embedded image. My friend wrote an amazing, spot-on assessment of how broken the ...
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Chris Hedges, wow:

I admire Robert, and have read much of his stuff, and I like his stuff, but, if you listen to what he has been saying, the message is the same message of the Trump campaign and that his fear. And that is all the Democrats have to offer now, and all the Republicans have to offer now. And the fact is, from climate change alone, we have no time left. I have four children. The future of my children by the day is being destroyed because of the fact that the fossil fuel industry, along with the animal agriculture industry, which is also as important in terms of climate change, are destroying the ecosystem on which we depend for life and neither party has any intention to do anything about it. 

Democracy Now! hosts a debate between Clinton supporter Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, and Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who backs Sanders.
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AWESOME!

Next, Hillary and DNC please?
A Texas appeals court tossed one charge against Rick Perry but ruled that he must go to court to face a felony charge of abusing his power while governor.
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Laws are for OTHERS, US needn't follow them....
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Holy cow, the Democratic party just shrunk by millions!

#demexit #dncwalkout #gogreen #dncleak #clintoncash #schumergate 
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“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

That was the Nazi's. The new threat is the Oligarch's/New World Order. This expands beyond race and religion to economic class:

First they came for the poor. Now they for the middle class. What will happen when they reach you?

#neverhillary #theywillowneverything #theywillcontroleverything #dontfearthebaffoon #fearthethief
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The DNC just blew it. Welcome to Trump's America courtesy of HRC, DWS and the DNC.
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Introduction

My name is Ted Kidd.  My goal is to help transform Home Performance from a product to a consultative service so it can scale, and be worthy of the nickname given me by the Rochester Democrat & Chronical columnist Anne Peterson of Energy Guru.  

By reducing my clients energy use by 30-70% while at the same time improving the comfort and value of their homes, I've learned when you deliver on promise and on budget people are surprised and satisfied.  Home Performance currently does neither, and that needs to change for the vision of market transformation to be realized.  

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPECIALISTS:  Currently we find ourselves being hired as advocate and quality control support to homeowners interested in comprehensive retrofit improvements.  We are also providing audit process, sales process, modeling process, and improvement design process consulting services to companies attempting to make the jump from product oriented sales to consultative design oriented sales.  

BACKGROUND:  I was raised in a family with 7 children. Being wasteful was frowned upon when there was barely enough to go around already. I wish this was a more pervasive attitude in society today as we need to forestall reaching "peak oil".

In College I studied Economics and have spent the last 20 years involved in financial planning, real estate management, and helping small businesses set up and manage accounting systems and cash flow.

Financial efficiency and energy efficiency are very similar. I firmly feel that money spent on energy, while a necessary evil, is for the most part money wasted. If that money can be redirected to something tangible and lasting, isn't that a better use of resources?

In 2007 Mike Jag of Jag Construction (BPI Accredited Contractor) suggested I look into the Building Performance Institute (BPI) courses. Intrigued, I decided to take the entry class in Syracuse. I found the class took so many "rules of thumb" that I'd heard for years and turned them on their ears that I had to take more. From January to May 2008 I attended 4 NYSERDA "Home Performance with Energy Star" sponsored BPI (Building Performance Institute) training classes. I also obtained the EPA 608 refrigerant certification required to enroll in the Heat Pump class.

After taking these classes it became a priority to finish insulating my house. Given what I'd learned about moisture, air movement and condensation, I was very reluctant to have someone simply blow shredded paper into the empty cavities in my leaky old home. So in the spring of 2008 I contacted AirKrete inventor Keene Christopher to find out about having my house insulated with his cementious foam. He referred me to Halco. Once Hal Smith heard about the BPI training I'd taken he invited me to work in his family business.

I have since left Halco. In 2010 I co-founded a partnership called Energy Efficiency Specialists, which became BPI Accredited and a Home Performance with Energy Star Partner in February 2011.


How can I be of service to you?

I help open doors to financial incentives. We work with other BPI Certified energy auditors and in NY, HPwES Accredited contractors. This opens the door to the "free/reduced cost audit", 3.49% unsecured financing, On Bill Recovery Financing, and 10% to 50% outright incentives for utilizing the NY Get Energy Smart scientific approach to improving energy efficiency.

I'm passionate about energy efficiency and the environment. I've always been keenly interested in financial efficiency. This translates more directly to energy efficiency as resources become increasingly scarce, and as obtaining those resources becomes more conflict ridden. Plentiful alternatives may be "around the corner"..., but in the meantime you can save a lot of money and be less wasteful.

Most homeowners single largest asset is their home, yet too seldom are large improvement decisions assisted by really good cost benefit analysis. Whole House Diagnostics and the power of computer modelling provide the tools. A small investment of time and energy up front can mean huge returns in energy savings, noise, comfort, health and improved durability. For most homeowners the key is knowing that the opportunity exists.

I have hands on experience. I've done a lot of work on my own circa 1905 home, which is in the historic Park Avenue neighborhood of Rochester. I have first hand knowledge of the impact that good insulation and equipment improvements have on energy costs. My energy consumption is ¼ therm and 3 kilowatt hours per square foot per year -- that's about 50 cents per square foot in annual energy use. Compare that to the average inefficient home which may use $1 to $2 per square foot, that's pretty significant savings. It won't put your kid through school, but it might buy them the used car to get there.

I have cutting edge knowledge of current building science and best practices. In 2008 I completed NYSERDA "Home Performance with Get Energy Smart" sponsored Building Performance Institute (BPI) training:

  • Building Analyst - 36 hours - January 2008
  • Envelope Training - 30 hours - March 2008
  • Heating Professional - 30 hours - April 2008
  • EPA Clean Air Section 608 UNIVERSAL - May 2008
  • Cooling Professional Training - 16 hours - May 2008

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPECIALISTS, LLC.

We are a solutions-oriented energy audit and solutions design company. Our goal is to build a reputation for providing amazingly cost effective solutions, not simply selling products.

Too often people purchase savings products hoping for energy savings solutions and are disappointed. This is a failure of design, not product. Quick fixes are generally not good, and good fixes are generally not quick. Without an audit and thoughtful design, huge opportunities are missed. Success rests on the energy audit and quality retrofit design, which takes talk time and think time.

Energy Efficiency Specialists mission is to provide the highest quality audits and design, we partner with other BPI Accredited/Home Performance Contractors to deliver quality installation and insure our design meets or exceeds our model results.

Products we use to facilitate solutions include:

  • Open and Closed Cell Urethane Spray Foams
  • Cellulose
  • AirKrete Cementious "Foamsulation"
  • Windows and Doors
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems
  • Furnaces, Air Source Heat Pumps (Hybrid Heat)
  • Geothermal or Ground Source Heating and Cooling
  • High Efficiency Hot Water Heaters
  • Wind, Solar Photo-voltaic, and Solar Thermal

We are proud to specify/facilitate install of Carrier, American Standard, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, and Goodman HVAC Equipment, Navien, Triangle Tube and Viessmann boilers, and many other highly respected quality products.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me at any time.

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I'd recommend Tim Barnard, Barnard Chevrolet. Really nice guy, nice people at the dealership. So last month I called Bob Johnson to see if they had the new Volt available for test drives. It's a fair distance away so I wanted to call ahead. The answer was yes, come on up. When we got there we had to wait to be assigned a Volt Specialist. Then we walked out to look at the car and were told we couldn't drive it because "they didn't have the mso on their insurance yet." Then the salesman went into this explanation of how it drive. My friend found it absurd, a verbal test drive. "Come back another time for a test drive." Too much work thank you. Terrible sales experience, avoid this place if possible.
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