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piqaboo wrote:I expect that health insurance could keep costs down by making annual physicals & certain screening procedures a requirement of maintaining coverage.
Shapley wrote:OperaTenor wrote:Selma, I just want you to know I'm giving you a big virtual hug right now.
When you said you denied care by your insurance company, did they actual say you couldn't receive the treatment, or did they say they would't pay for it?
OperaTenor wrote:Do you really want to die on this hill?
Haiti is not Minneapolis, where a massive centralized infrastructure is required for sheer survival lest one freeze to death in winter. Rather, it is a hot, damp, potentially fertile land, substantially suitable for life. Just getting people fed and provided with drinking water should not be too expensive to do, if it is made a direct and explicit goal rather than a side-effect of a less focused and more conventional reconstruction effort.
I think that is what is shown. That looks to be rigid panel insulation (foam core). Lightweight but not too strong unfortunately. Perhaps a thin plywood backer would help.dai bread wrote: A polystyrene panel sandwiched between sheets of aluminium might do the trick.
It may be ideal for a variety of disaster relief situations.
Here are the key points.
* Hexayurts can be built in plywood/OSB for less than $100 for a 166 square foot (15 sq meter) building. See the Plywood hexayurt how-to video.
* Hexayurts can be made in a variety of sizes using simple tools from industry standard 4'x8' (1.2x2.4m) sheets with zero waste and can be made successfully from many different materials, like plywood, OSB, coroplast, composites, hexacomb cardboard or other honeycombs and polyiso insulation boards.
* Hexayurts are public domain with no copyright or patent, meaning anybody can build as many as they like for free.
Depending on your choice of materials, a Hexayurt can last for years or even decades. In some long stay applications this could cut the cost of providing shelter to 10% of the cost of using standard relief tents.
analog wrote:Recall the Katina Kid in New Orleans who hotwired the school bus and hauled a load of folks to Texas - what a jubilant surprise!
we need to encourage such thinking.
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