Sep 07

More taxes on firewood and wooden briquettes

There have been a lot of talk lately, about if we should increase the taxes on firewood and wooden briquettes or even ban the use of these product completely for private users. For some this may sound like a joke, because most of us know that this type of fuel is Co2 neutral. Co2 neutral means, that while growing the three absorbed a certain amount of Co2 from the air. When burning the tree this amount of Co2 is released again, so by using firewood for heating, you use a lot less Co2 compared to oil or gas. So why is the goverment even considering increase the taxes on these types of products, or maybe even banning them completely? We asked an expert – Jens from Brænde og Briketter, a store producing and selling firewood, and he did his best to explain the problem to us.

The main problems isn’t the products, when burning wooden briquettes or pure firewood, the right way, you get clean heat in a way that doesn’t really affects the environment much. It’s way better than oil, gas or even windmills (as there are lot of pollution involved in building the windmills). The only Co2 you get from firewood is the transportation, and cutting it to the right sizes. So what is then so bad about it, and why does the goverment want us to use less firewood? According to Jens and some testing he did for kvalibrænde, the problem is how we burn it. When we burn wood that isn’t quite dry enough or we don’t get a high enough temperature, then we don’t get a clean fire and we won’t burn away most of the harmful particles like Dioxin.

Dioxin is a very potent carcinogen and endocrine disrupter, and is a very deadly air pollutant. dioxins increases the risk of genetic defects, cancer, birth defects, reproductive abnormalities, and immune dysfunction. When it gets out in the environment it is recycled there for several years. Recently we have discovered that Wood burning is the third largest source of dioxin in the United States. When burning firewood it rise high into the atmosphere as smoke particles, fall to the earth as rain, where it pollutes the soil and water. Accoring to some test from Brænde and Briketter, they noticed that burning one kilogram of wood, can result in 160 micrograms of dioxins.

This doesn’t mean that it’s always bad to use wood as a source of heat. Most of the time you get a good clean fire, and there isn’t any problems. But a modern wood stove that use catalytic combustors to reduce smoke emissions are particularly sensitive to fuel quality, so if you use wooden briquttes in a poor quality, wet wood or add some garbage to your stove, then you end up with a poor quality fire, which can’t remove all of the harmful particles, and you end up polluting the air. In order to reduce this problem, there have been some talk about putting more taxes on firewood, in order to get people to use less of it. Is there any difference if you use firewood or briquettes? Yes most of the time, you get a better fire with wooden briquettes as you can see in this example, but most of the time, you really wont notice any difference.

Jun 29

Bizarre laws: The Weirdest Laws

untitledA lot of us thought we knew most common laws, these are orders from the government that needs to be followed and respect by the society. If you choose to step outside these laws, you may be fined or charged of whatever it might be that you don’t follow. As we all know, the government or even the police officers might arrest you if you break a law. However, there are instances that we can’t understand why we are arrested or questioned something that is unbelievable to be prohibited by the government. They called this as bizarre laws. Yes, bizarre law is very common to United States of America. This is enacted by the government for the American citizens to follow. But you may believe it or not, bizarre laws are stupid laws that are hard to believe that exists. Most laws are made to protect the interest of the society. There are also laws that are just illogical, impractical and even unexplainable. Bizarre laws are laws that really don’t make sense. You might ask yourself why it exists but it is. Here are some bizarre laws that you must be aware of which would surely make you laugh. A lot of these laws are from the time before we had any real politics, but they still stand, even though it’s rare they are enforced. Here we are just taking a look at some of the US laws, if you also had to include som of the EU politics then the list wouldn’t end.

Bulletproof Vest Laws
Did you know that there is a law in New Jersey which would surely puzzled your mind? Yes, it is all about being illegal to wear bulletproof vest while committing a murder? Yes, this is
released by the government in New Jersey. So, you might be wondering how this happen and why this kind of silly and stupid law has been practiced and enacted.

Halloween Laws
There are some states that disallow wearing kids’ masks during Halloween. They ban wearing masks even it is Halloween. Finding a kostume with a mask may also be illegal. What would be Halloween without even wearing masks? Wearing masks in public in Alabama is illegal. Kiddies need to have a permit from the sheriff to wear mask in Walnut, CA. According to them, this will keep the society safe from any accidents or instances like being on danger just because of the masks. For instance, wearing Spiderman masks would be dangerous for kids in Arizona. Kids might be so much excited of their masks and accidentally jay walked because of their excitement, so this is illegal.

Silly Fishing Laws
It is not allowed to do whale fishing in Nebraska, Oklahoma or Utah. There is also a law in Ohio to refrain from whale fishing on Sundays.

Bingo Laws
It has been said that you can’t play bingo games that would last for more than 5 hours in North Carolina. It is said that you must call your lawyer once you played bingo games in hours. It is fine to bingo for fours and half hours.

Rabbit Laws
In Wyoming, it is not allowed to take pictures of a rabbit during the month of June. In this state, rabbits need to have a picture taking break and there are only 11 months available for rabbit picture taking.

Wearing False Teeth Laws
It is illegal in Vermont for the women to wear false teeth, without specific permission from their husband.

These stupid laws really exist no matter how you reacted about it and even through a lot of similar laws have been “fixed” recently, there are still a many crazy laws left out there. Read more strange law examples here at poland-epp.eu

Apr 17

Choosing the Right Business Solution

Starting a new business can be quite a challange. There are a lot of rules you have to known in order to start a business. For instance if you are importing products from another county, there a tons of import and tax rules, you will have to research before you start your business. Many of us are building a business for a lot of different reasons. Most of us are starting a business, just because we want a source of income, a new challange, passionate to business or either we want to spend time doing it. But no matter what purpose you have why you build a business, you still need to have a proper business management to run it well. Business Solutions must be applied onto your business so that it would not difficult for you to deal with some problems that might arise. Of course, no business did not encounter any problem even those successful ones. You might see those having no problem but you did not know that they are also having a problem just like any other businesses out there. It doesn’t mean that a business has no because it is already big and successful. Did you know that a business which is successful is more prone to problems? If in time that your business is going big and becoming successful, you need to be more attentive because it will be frustrated if you go down again, that is a big failure. Business management and control should be done with the assistance of precise business solutions to be applied onto your overall management and business operations.

Any business operations should be hold well. Any small mistake might result a big mess. So, being clever and wise is needed. There are many business strategies that you can apply onto your business to become effective and successful and those are all called business solutions. Technology has come into our world today. Many people embraced the computer era because they find it more exciting and more at ease. At ease on work because it helps to make it fast and exciting because of the new processes they are following without sweat. Everyone wants this idea and of course everyone would love to acquire it. But the only thing that you have to keep in mind is to make sure that you know how to use it. Yes, having the awareness and knowledge on how to use and apply it onto your business would make the work run smoothly. It can be stressing if you have that advance business solutions but don’t have any idea on how it works and how it is being applied.

Help your business grow with the right choice of marketing strategies. If you spend time to browse online, you can have ideas on how to run your business rightfully. Also, if you still have that idea on how to manage your business, you can still learn by browsing online and add some knowledge about managing your business. If you have your business solutions right now, you can still add some more knowledge about it. The world is changing and change will always contribute good purposes why it happened. Since our business economy is growing, and then you must also grow with your ideas on your business solutions. You can have a management that would control all the operations of your business using these advance and sophisticated business solutions.

For instance, just take the business karnevalshoppen, an online webshop selling kostumer, udklædning and accessories to private in europe. It took him several years just to get the most basic stuff done. To get the various tests and permissions to sell the stuff. To begin with it was just a few kostumer, later on as the stock increased, new products was added and more products was being sold, more and more restictions and test was required. Even with all the legal stuff and the many restictions he still managed to turn it into a growing business as you can see here on http://karnevalsshoppen.dk/

Mar 12

The New Age Of Economy

economyIt’s always fun when we hear about a developing economy. As a normal citizen, you would probably say that the economics, is in a new era of development. This year – is a time of expanding possessions, expanding business, expanding debt and expanding waistlines. This is also a time of fantastic and new innovation. If you are a gadget person, you would probably say that you are now living in a developing state. The economy is on its new stage of development. As you can see, US become one of the most renowned states as being a well-developed state. Economics in the US become trending these days. It is inside the news as being one of the wealthiest states when it comes on its economy. There were some suggestions blowing in the wind of the deviations to come. There are small businesses that were tightening their belts, home prices were down, home foreclosures were up, and a lot of baby boomers were beginning to experience health issues. When it comes on expansion, it becomes superfluous and carried a price. Wealth was now redefined through innovative economic times. An example of this is the EU business karnevalsshoppen, which is behind the project tyrolerudklaedning.dk, a website with focus on tyroler kostumer, tyrolertøj and oktoberfest kostumer. 2 years ago they couldn’t lend the money for the project anywhere. Today almost every bank in the area, are asking if they want to borrow money to get the project going.. Tyrolerudklaedning isn’t the only company who has experienced this. Actually a lot of small companies that was having problems getting a loan, a few years ago, are now having a much easier time finding money for their various projects.

We are already aware that United States of America is the world’s biggest national economy. Since from the late 19th century, US has been a leader in technological innovation and scientific research. Phone becomes an important tool when it comes on the mode of communication. When Alexander Graham Bell manifest for the telephone, the economy in the US had changed a lot. A lot of businesses in United States developed because they are able to have increase customers. Direct contact to customers provides the possibility of acquiring more and more customers and this is because of telephone. People can easily contact and make some transactions through it. Since we love entertainment, we usually spend time on watching movie. Way back from the past, people use phonograph to watch movie. Phonograph was developed by Thomas Edison and it is the first long-lasting bulb which is used as movie camera.

Try to see how the economy in the US developed. They have developed different tools. The high frequency power transmission to be used in radio and AC induction motor were also pioneered by Nikola Tesla. These were really a big contribution to the economy. With a lot of invention in United States, it clearly explains how their economy developed. When you study on the economy in the US today, you would find out they are really progressing. America has also highest average household income. If you are going to compare it into other states, you would be amazed on how it turned out like that. United States is the world’s largest manufacturer and leads the world in airplane manufacturing. The manufacturing sector of Unites States had experienced before of substantial job losses but has easily recovered. Even though United States agriculture compromises less than 2% of the economy, it is still a net exporter of food. If you get alarmed on how US have a developing economy, then you can read lots of sources online.

Nov 24

Economy in the US

gratistagtjek.dk - videoovervågning til privateAs we all know by now, United States is currently the world’s largest developing economy country. The US dollar is the currency which is mostly used in international transactions. United States is the world’s leading reserve currency. Financial magazines such as Nyt tag and Tagpap have analysed this and given a bets on why things are going so well for the US compared to Europe. There are several countries used it as their official currency. A US dollars is known from its symbol “$”. It is breaking news that United States of America has a fast growing economy with focus on things such as kameraovervågning and videoovervågning. Due to the country’s economy background, it has been said that it is rated as top state, which receives big dollars when it comes on the financial system. Economy in the US is actually a mixed economy. United States maintained a constant overall GDP growth rate. It is also a big achievement on United State’s economy on having high level of capital investment and high levels of research. Apparently, United States has six largest trading partners namely Japan, China, Germany, Canada, South Korea and Mexico. The economy in the US is very controversial because of the state’s abundance in natural resources. United States of America has high productivity and has well-developed infrastructure.

In the year 2013, United States has the worlds ninth-highest per capita GDP (nominal) and tenth-highest per capita GDP (PPP). Americans turned out as the highest average employee and household income among OECD nations. In the year 2012, United States has the fourth-highest median household income. In 2007, it turned down from second-highest. Since at least 1890s, Economy in the US has been the largest national economy around the world excluding colonial empires. The economy in the US is so much promising according to both Nyt Tag and Tagpap. It is also known as the largest producer of oil all around the world. Economy in the US is the second-highest trading nation around the world and at the same time as the second largest manufacturer too. With the 500 largest companies around the world, 132 largest companies are headquartered in the US. Did you know that United States of America is one of the most and largest influential financial markets all around the world? Yes, you heard it right!

The largest stock exchange by market capitalization around the world is the New York Stock Exchange. With the total of almost $2.4 trillion, United States has made foreign investments. With the total of $3.4 trillion, this is how American investments have in foreign countries. In the year 2013, consumer spending compromises up to 71 percent of the economy in the US. The United States is also the largest consumer market all over the world. It has 5 times larger than Japan on household final consumption expenditure. The labor market in US has attracted immigrants from all around the world and its net migration rate among the highest in the world. Economy in the US is known to be one of the top-performing economies in studies according to Gratistagtjek and Videoovervågning. Economy in the US is presently embroiled in the economic downturn following the financial crisis of 2007-2008. But currently, we can’t say that US is turning down on its competitive and developing economy because it is still a rich country.

Source:
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Oct 27

Teaching goes more and more online

Have you noticed that there are hundreds of different websites where you can take various courses and learn new skills? It coveres everthing from law, how to sew your own tyroler kostume to dancing lessions. You can find online classes for just about anything these days.

Here is an example of a place offering online lessions for money  – http://www.galehusetagf.dk/oktoberfest-tyroler-kostumer/

But is this a good thing or are we shifting to much of the focus from traditional learning to online classes? This is a hard question to answer. Some people don’t do well when sitting together with many other people, they would often gain much more from just sitting alone in front of the computer and learn the stuff without anyone to bother them. These people would learn more with an online teacher instead of sitting in a classroom. Other people are having a hard time concentration unless they are in a group with other people and taking online classes would only make things harder for them.

The quality of these online lessions varie quite a bit. I recently took 2 different classes online, one was a baking class, where you learn to make good tasting Italien bread (a really good class). The other was a sewing class, where we had to sew our own Tyroler kostume for the upcomming Oktoberfest. The first class was actually really good, because it was easy to see how the teacher did it and to follow her recipes. The other class, being a practical class was a bit harder. Sewing Tyroler Kostumer without any real help was actually pretty hard. Of course I could see what the teacher did on the screen, but as soon as something went wrong (and it does quite often in sewing), then it was hard to get the proper help. I guess what I am saying is that some subjects would work really well when it comes to online teaching, other stuff would be best suitet for offline lessons. Personally I think that it’s great that we have both options. I wouldn’t want to take all my classes over the Internet, but I don’t like sitting with 20 people most of the day either. For me the perfect solution would be something like 5 hours in school, and 3 hours with online classes.

Next month I have already planned 3 new online lessions. One is another practical lession, a little bit similar to the one where we had to sew a Tyroler Kostume. The other one is a language class called Italian for beginners (yes, just like the movie) and the final class is a cookie baking class, which will come in handy for christmas.So no regular classes in the traditional classroom style for me this time, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t go back to using those in the next year.

One thing is certain though, we are going to see many more different kinds of online teaching and it will be something that gets more and more integrated into our school system in the future.