|Aaron Swartz protesting SOPA. (Demand Progress)|
VIDEO — Ghost Gunner: A Tyrant’s Worst Nightmare
Apr 19, 2015
People who crave political power think they have the right to forcibly dominate and control everyone else, and that’s a lot easier for them if their thugs outgun their intended victims. Well, an outfit called “Ghost Gunner” (www.ghostgunner.net) is doing its part to mess up the tyrants’ game. Check out this video:
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VIDEO — IEEE Technology Future Death Trap – Deborah Tavares
Nov 11, 2014
rtunes video. IEEE is going along and setting the pace with the plan for your future…3D printers replacing you on your job, World Standards by World Government, and Technology that will drastically change your society and you…They stealthily use the Delphi Technique developed by the Rand Corporation. Predetermined conclusions you as an attendee of their seminars thought you helped make but were fooled into thinking it was your decision. That is of course if you don’t reject their plans and speak up before they carry them out right under your nose. Deborah Tavares explains explains their plans.
To view Anthony J Hilder channel at the bottom of the page where it says not available in your country, change your country to UK if you are in the USA. Youtube is partially censoring Mr Hilders channel.
Activists 3D Printed a Gun In Front Of State Capitol Building
by John Vibes
Jan 23, 2015
A group of activists in Texas stirred controversy this week, by 3D printing a gun right out front of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. The unique live protest was organized by the group Come And Take It Texas, or CATI, and featured a CNC device called “Ghost Gunner” which uses 3D printed parts and is capable of manufacturing a gun.
“Anybody can purchase one of these to print firearms in their own homes,” Murdoch Pizgatti, president of CATI said on NBC News.
There has been a heated debate about 3D printing technology in the past few years, as 3D print gun projects like Wikiweapon have begun to grow in popularity and gather press recognition. Wikiweapon was a project that intended to share open-source blueprints for 3D printed guns, allowing anyone with the right equipment to manufacture a firearm from their home.
The Ghost Gunner is made by Defense Distributed, the parent company of the Wikiweapon project, and set up by founder Cody Wilson. The company is fittingly based in Austin, Texas, where the protest took place this week.
VIDEO/PODCAST — Venezuelans Using Bitcoin to Bypass Currency Controls – #NewWorldNextWeek
New World Next Week
Oct 12, 2014
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3D printer for creating untraceable AR-15 rifles hits market
Published time: October 03, 2014 03:21
Defense Distributed has offered a pre-sale of its new milling machine which allows buyers to print and assemble a steel AR-15 rifle in the comfort of their own home. The weapon is completely untraceable.
Ghost Gunner is the company’s new computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) milling machine. Unlike its so-called Liberator gun, which is a plastic gun design to be created via a 3D printer, the Ghost Gunner is the PC-connected hardware for manufacturing the lower receiver of the popular AR-15 rifle.
The receiver is the control part of a firearm which houses the operating parts and serves as the frame of the gun. Without it, the weapon is inoperable. It is also where the manufacturer places the serial number, which is required by law.
The US does allow for creating a firearm from parts or kits, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which states: “[An] unlicensed individual may make a ‘firearm’ as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution.”
As a way to get around that law, manufacturers can make a semi-finished lower receiver that “isn’t technically a gun, but gets as close to the line as possible,” Ars Technica reported. The metal piece is usually 80 percent finished, and can be purchased from a variety of companies. The Ghost Gunner machine will finish the lower receiver, and then customers can purchase the rest of the AR-15 parts online, without being subjected to waiting periods or background checks.
The company’s co-founder, Cody Wilson, is a self-described anarchist. He told Wired that he wants to make the process of avoiding government weapons regulations easier and more accessible than ever before.
“Typically this has been the realm of gunsmiths, not the casual user. This is where digital manufacturing, the maker movement, changes things,” he said. “We developed something that’s very cheap, that makes traditional gunsmithing affordable. You can do it at home.”
VIDEO — Cody Wilson: Modern Democracy is Derailed Train, Retrograde Abuses of Liberty
Sept 16, 2014
RT talks to Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D-printed firearm dubbed “The Liberator”.
When asked why he supports decentralized power after all the “progress” society has made from tribal societies to federal power, Wilson responds:
I’m seeing nothing but, from my perspective, a train in perpetual derailment, retrograde abuses of liberties, in that there is no concept the real human rights. It’s just something we use to go like bomb Iraq, or take over a country or assert our economic dominance. I’m seeing a slide toward barbarism, not toward civilization that you’re there you’re implying. I’m doing everything I can to maintain a distance that separates us and keep our humanity as individuals.
DOCUMENTARY: 3D Printed Guns [video]
March 25, 2013
[hat tip: Activist Post]
3D-Printed Skull Implanted in American Patient’s Head
Conscious Life News
March 8, 2013
Breanna Draxler | Discover
There is no shortage of new and interesting uses for 3D printing technology. This week one more has been added to the list, and it’s pretty darn impressive: replacing 75 percent of a patient’s skull with a 3D-printed implant.
The skull implant was approved by the FDA last month, and the surgery itself took place on March 4, as reported by Tech News Daily. The implant was made from a type of thermoplastic called polyetherketoneketone (PEKK). This material is moldable above a certain temperature, and returns to a solid state when it cools. Unlike most plastics, thermoplastics’ long polymer chains do not break down during the melting process.
As with all 3D printing, the process begins with a digital scan to use as a blueprint. In this case that would be a CT scan or MRI of the patient’s skull. Then the printer makes a new version of the skull’s missing piece, layer by layer. The printed version mimics a real skull in many ways, but also adds detailing on the surface and edges of the implant to encourage cell growth. This can also help existing bone attach to the implant more easily. The patient-specific products can be cranked out in about two weeks.
Patients who have suffered car accidents or head trauma would benefit from this technology, as well as those with cancerous bone tissue in the skull…
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3D Downloads of Semi-Automatic Weapons Hit The Internet [video included]
March 3, 2013
The eyes of the world are on the innovation of 3D printing. Naturally, whenever a new technology is created that offers open source DIY opportunities to the average individual, it is going to make governments and their protected corporate interests very nervous.
Such is the case with 3D weapons manufacturing. Defense Distributed has been offering sets of computer files for free through their DEFCAD online library.
New York Congressman, Steve Israel, has sought to criminalize 3D weapons, and the media attention resulted in Wikiweapon company Stratasys, Inc. seizing Defense Distributed’s equipment and taking issue with their decentralized methods. But the genie is already out of the bottle. After some initial stutter-stepping with structural failures, the latest incarnation heralds the arrival of 3D printed semi-automatic and automatic weapons.
Ars Technica explains the short history of Cody Wilson’s non-profit gun manufacturing program:
Last year, his group famously demonstrated that it could use a 3D-printed “lower” for an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle—but the gun failed after six rounds. Now, after some re-tooling, Defense Distributed has shown that it has fixed the design flaws and a gun using its lower can seemingly fire for quite a while. (The AR-15 is the civilian version of the military M16 rifle.) [Source]
The results can be seen in part 3 of their ongoing video series chronicling their development and improvement. Over 600 rounds of .223 ammunition are fired without fail using a 3D-printed “lower” for an AR-15, with Wilson stating that it likely could have gone to 1,000.
The ability for anyone to print a weapon could be one of the cornerstones for widespread freedom and resistance to top-down tyranny. Lawmakers such as Steve Israel have stated that any restrictions on 3D printing of weapons will be very difficult if not impossible to enforce, and the Justice Department has so far backed up their legality. As Tony Cartalucci has stated, it renders gun control moot; one would have to basically ban any personal use of 3D printers.
Preventing people from manufacturing guns, or worse yet, from possessing or using tools that can be used to create guns, is both ludicrous and impossible. Like with cars or anything else, laws are there to ensure we don’t harm others by abusing any given right or implement – not preventing us from having those rights or implements responsibly in the first place.
As the cost of production goes down, and states continue to assert their inherent rights to govern without federal interference, there will likely be a wave of non-profit and for-profit manufacturers alike, as Wilson states:
The law student said that anyone with the same type of 3D printer (“SLA resin and P400 ABS on a used Dimension”) could replicate his efforts with “9 to 12 hours” of print time and “$150 to $200” in parts. “We’ve proven that you can build one for $50,” he said, presuming the builder is using lower quality materials. (Dimensions typically sell in the $30,000 range—but Wilson says his results could be duplicated using the less-expensive Ultimaker ($1,500) or Reprap.”
With the ability for anyone, anywhere to be able to defend oneself and mobilize quickly against a growing threat, governments would have to think twice before heading down the road to tyranny. Certainly the government itself has signed on to 3D manufacturing. As reported by The Singularity Hub, the Army is deploying $2.8 million fabrication labs to the frontlines as part of an overall 3-year contract with Exponent, Inc. worth $9.7 million. The intention is to make this global.
While this video focuses on other aspects of 3D printing, and injects the well-worn marketing line that all of this will save lives in humanitarian efforts, to think this will not be used to produce guns and even drones would be naive, since Stratasys — the manufacturer that gave Defense Distributed such a hard time — is fully signed on to assist the military-industrial complex.
However, it appears that the everyday consumer (taxpayer) will not have to wait for military tech to trickle down to offer its scraps; the benefits of 3D printing are taking on a life of their own with or without government approval.
For more information about HackerSpaces, OpenCourseWare and 3D printing solutions to our political problems, visit LocalOrg.
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Quickest Way to Kill 3D Printing – Get the Government Involved
by Tony Cartalucci
February 14, 2013 (LocalOrg) – The US State of the Union speech made by US President Barack Obama excited many across the tech community. Obama mentioned 3D printing as one of several emerging technologies that might help revitalize US industry.
Image: A screenshot taken from the “enhanced broadcast” of President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Seen napping and slumped in their seats, are the vanguards of corporate special interests, ever ready in bi-partisan fashion to betray their voters in the service of big-business special interests, and who, along with whoever occupies the Oval Office, are the cause of America’s decline in the first place.
Unfortunately, what many in the tech community seem not to realize, or have forgotten in their moment of presidential aggrandizing, is that Obama represents bi-partisan servitude to corporate-financier interests, the very interests that off-shored the planet’s most advanced and capable manufacturing base in human history in the first place. They also seem to have quickly forgotten that additionally, Obama represents the same big-business interests that hounded one of the tech community’s own, Aaron Swartz, literally to death in an intellectual property witch-hunt that allegedly drove Swartz to commit suicide.
Indeed, corporate-financier interests realize the threats and opportunities 3D printing represent, and like P2P file sharing, are eager to co-opt, control, monopolize, and regulate this emerging industry to maintain the technological and socioeconomic disparity they have benefited from for so long. The establishment is relying on an old trick, the manipulation of human weakness – the need for recognition, and the prospect of fame and fortune.
And surely, those who sellout to special interests as they attempt to wrap their tentacles around 3D printing, may just achieve fame and fortune – but the promise of 3D printing will almost certainly suffer because of it. While it may seem exciting to have the US President mention you during the State of the Union address, it is in fact a warning sign that you have attracted the attention of the very interests that have destroyed this country in the first place, and have left it in need to be “revitalized” in the first place.
Obama’s mention of 3D printing is akin to the buzzing of a parasitic mosquito’s wings before it lands, with its hungry, ever-searching proboscis preparing to bury itself inside its host and begin to feed. It is a warning, not a ray of light. It is a reaffirmation of the gravity this emerging technology holds and the responsibility that falls upon those in the tech community to protect it, keep it open, independent, free of the meddling of big-business and their political proxies, and instead, in the service of humanity.
This Child Has A Robot Hand Made With 3D Printers [video included]
Red Ice Creations
February 5, 2013
By Dylan Love | BusinessInsider.com
Despite being thousands of miles apart, Ivan Owen in Bellingham, Washington and Richard Van As in South Africa built a working robotic hand for a South African boy named Liam who was born without fingers, reports TechCrunch.
When the team at MakerBot, a popular 3D printing company, heard about the project, it donated two of its new Replicator 2 3D printers to the cause.
A functioning hand has since been completed and Liam is using it “like a champion” after having it only three days.
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