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The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:36:34 PM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 10:29:50 PM »
MY Congressman, Thomas Massie (R) Kentucky, lives off the grid and has built an absolutely awesome home almost 100% by himself using timber from his property.  Two pictures below, but you should follow this link to see some more AMAZING pictures!  He's a Tea Party guy too!

http://www.dailypaul.com/294851/rep-thomas-massie-r3vol-mit-grad-engineer-public-servants-home-needs-to-sell-a-diy-off-the-grid-homestead-guide



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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 10:35:24 PM »
Amazing pictures







"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 10:42:16 PM »
He is an amazing guy.  I hope he stays in politics, I think he's got a very bright future.  I'm thrilled to have him as my Congressman!
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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 07:41:59 AM »
He is an amazing guy.  I hope he stays in politics, I think he's got a very bright future.  I'm thrilled to have him as my Congressman!

I would add a gate at the end of that winding driveway.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 09:27:18 AM »
I would add a gate at the end of that winding driveway.

Me too.  And a bunch of big dogs.
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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 07:08:33 PM »
Good lord, what I wouldn't do for this kind of skill.
I am not a conservative.

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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 07:55:04 PM »
Good lord, what I wouldn't do for this kind of skill.

Me too WTF! 
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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 05:51:41 PM »
WOW

now THAT's a house.

I assume he had an occupation before he went into politics.  Someone with those skills will always have work.

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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2016, 06:15:39 PM »
WOW

now THAT's a house.

I assume he had an occupation before he went into politics.  Someone with those skills will always have work.

From Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Massie

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Thomas Massie was born in Huntington, West Virginia. He grew up in Vanceburg, Kentucky, and met his future wife, Rhonda. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[3]

In 1993, at MIT, he and his wife started a company called SensAble Devices Inc.[4][5] Massie was the winner in 1995 of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventors.[3] The company was re-incorporated as SensAble Technologies, Inc., in 1996 after partner Bill Aulet joined the company.[4] They raised $32 million of venture capital, had 24 different patents, and 70 other employees.[6]

Massie sold the company, and he and his wife moved back to their hometown in Lewis County. They raised their children on a farm,[5][7] where he built his own off-the-grid timberframe house.[8]
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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 07:05:40 PM »
This is the type of person the FF expected to have come to D.C., serve their country, then go back to their own productive lives.

He certainly is impressive!

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Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2016, 08:19:52 PM »
This is the type of person the FF expected to have come to D.C., serve their country, then go back to their own productive lives.

He certainly is impressive!

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