(Fox News) Video above shows the first 3D-printed gun successfully being fired. Defense Distributed, a Texas company, has found a way for people to make their own guns at home. The process involves a 3D printer and the end result is functional plastic gun that can shoot real bullets.
The plastic guns wouldn't require background checks or set off metal detectors. Trace Gallagher reports that the group is headed by self-described anarchist Cody Wilson. He's said he's trying to make a political point that gun control laws simply won't work.
The company said it's willing to share the blueprints with anyone who wants them. It's apparently already been downloaded over 50,000 times worldwide.
Now lawmakers are trying to beef up laws on plastic weapons. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is more concerned about Wilson than the 3D printers. They said, "What makes Wilson dangerous isn't his tech savvy. It is his belief that he has an individual right to employ violence when he personally finds our democratically-enacted laws to be 'tyrannical.'"
Wilson said he doesn't advocate violence, but he does advocate ignoring the government.
What Really Happened Radio Show: Michael Rivero Monday, May 6 2013 (Commercial Free Video)
Michael Rivero is the webmaster of http://whatreallyhappened.com/ and host of the What Really Happened radio shows on the Republic Broadcasting Network. Formerly with NASA, Michael transitioned his image processing skills (along with a brief stint as an actor) into the then-new motion picture computer animation field and has worked on films such as "Star Trek", "The Day After Tomorrow", and has supervised visual effects on "Brainscan," "LOST", and "Hawaii Five-0." Michael has taken a sabbatical from film work to focus all his efforts on peace activism. Michaels foray into blogging began before the word was even invented, and happened almost by accident when he spotted a suspicious photograph being broadcast on ABC news in 1994 related to the death of White House deputy Council Vincent Foster. Since that sudden beginning, Michaels website has expanded to cover diverse topics including the JFK assassination, the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800, election fraud, health issues, Saddams non-existent nuclear weapons, 9-11, the economy, and of course, the lies used to trick the United States into wars of conquest on Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran. Michael resides in Hawaii with his wife Claire, who is a composer and creates much of theme music used on the What Really Happened radio show.
Liberator - Dawn of the Wiki Weapons
The first 3-D-printed gun has been fired, and the directions to print a gun can be downloaded online by anyone.
(Globalnews) TORONTO -- It's called The Liberator and it's the world's first 3D printed gun. The Liberator is the brain child of law student Cody Wilson's company Defense Distributed in Austin, Texas. The blueprints for the gun were released on his website Defcad.org Monday, ready to download for free and be printed by anyone who has access to a 3D printer.
"Where there's a computer, there'd be a weapon," Wilson told 16×9. "Well, literally where there's a 3D printer."
The gun, smaller than a 9mm, is made almost entirely of plastic, except for a metal firing pin, and could cost about $60 to make. It's capable of firing between eight and nine rounds until the barrel breaks. Not a problem, Wilson said, people can just print another barrel.
Wilson previously printed gun parts, like a lower receiver for the AR-15 and has been working on this project for almost a year.
But he is also quick to point out that this project is political and about access to information. "You know, I don't think you should be armed, right? But I think you should have to choice to be."
There are few rules for what someone can or can not make with 3D printing. According to the National Firearms Act in the United States, it is legal for someone to make their own gun, but to distribute or sell it requires a license.
Wilson received his manufacturing licence from the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) earlier this year, allowing him to distribute his plans online. So far, people from all around the world have downloaded his blue prints.
But many are worried about how the technology will be used. A heated gun debate in the United States and shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut have dominated headlines amidst cries for stricter regulations and background checks.
& Today 5/6/2013
On the Monday, May 6 edition of Alex Jones' worldwide broadcast, Alex covers the latest on Israel's invasion of Syria as the region teeters toward all-out war. He also breaks down his plan to protest the secretive Bilderberg confab in the United Kingdom following his call for the corporate media to cover the event. On today's broadcast, Alex welcomes back author and editor Lew Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell served as Ron Paul's congressional chief of staff from 1978 to 1982 and was vice-chair of the exploratory committee for Paul's run for the 1992 Republican Party nomination for President. Surprise Guest Adam Kokesh on his armed march to Washington, D.C. on July 4th 2013, Independence Day.
MSNBC's co-host of The Cycle, Touré, declared his support on Monday for "the open borders movement." While he says that the Senate's immigration reform plan is a welcome development, it will never go far enough in making it easier for immigrant labor to come to America. Touré added that, just as currency and employment are borderless, immigration should also be borderless. He noted that chronic poverty plaguing foreign nations and fueling terrorism would be alleviated by open borders.
"The answer to our immigration issue is open borders," Touré declared. "Tear down the fences. Rip up the red tape. Yup; I'm embracing the open borders movement."
Touré said that the concept of open borders has been an economic principle for years. "Want to build cars in China? No problem. Want to make widgets in India? Go for it," Touré said. "If it's good for the global, corporate rich guys, why isn't it good for the people? Especially, working-class people who want to vote with their feet and move out of corrupt, or mismanaged, or impoverished nations to go to countries that work for them?"
Touré said that some economists have claimed the "open borders movement" would more than double the world's GDP. He insisted that taxes collected and the demand injected into the economy by limited, legal immigration is already a benefit.
Furthermore, Touré claimed, immigrants "don't compete with US workers, they complement them -- helping them do their jobs better."
Touré added that those who claim open borders would result in an influx of dangerous individuals are falling prey to a canard. He said that the 9/11 hijackers and the Boston bombers entered the country legally. "It's Muslim poverty that's threatening our security," Touré asserted, "not our immigration system."
He said giving Islamic immigrants the ability to work in the US would diminish their anger, poverty, and general misapprehensions about America. "Just like corporations without borders has given the fat cats a better bottom line, people deserve the chance to be a full part of the global marketplace," Touré concluded. "Open borders will improve the world."
The ultimate fallacy of 'gun control' is that the criminals who want guns can already get them, it's not hard. Black market, street vendors, and increasingly on the internet you can get a gun, unregistered from anywhere to anywhere. Therefore gun control is a non-solution, and 3d printing is a non-issue.
Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart visits the Boston labroatories of MC10, a biotechnology company manufacturing wearable electronics that allow real-time health information to be stored from both inside and outside the human body. This feature and more from the bleeding edge of technology and innovation appear every Monday at 9:30 PM ET/PT on Bloomberg Television or on-demand at Bloomberg.Com.
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Psychopathy in Politics and Finance - Stefan Verstappen on GRTV
As more and more studies demonstrating the corrosive effect of psychopathy on government, finance, and business emerge, researchers have begun to explore how our society itself has been molded in the psychopaths' image. Now, one of those researchers, Stefan Verstappen, shares his insights on psychopathy in modern culture. This is the GRTV Feature interview on Global Research TV.
Topics discussed include: peak oil, the energy crisis, the myth of progress, the myth of apocalypse, societal collapse, abiotic oil, zero point energy, 2012 and political, economic and cultural disintegration.
Fusing human ecology and history, The Ecotechnic Future challenges assumptions held by mainstream and alternative thinkers about the evolution of human societies. Human societies, like ecosystems, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, making it futile to try to impose rigid ideological forms on the patterns of evolutionary change. Instead, social change must explore many pathways over which we have no control.
The troubling and exhilarating prospect of an open-ended future, he proposes, requires dissensus -- a deliberate acceptance of radical diversity that widens the range of potential approaches to infinity. For anyone concerned about peak oil and the future of industrial society, The Ecotechnic Future provides a solid analysis of how we got to where we are and offers a practical toolkit to prepare for the future.
John is a certified Master Conserver, organic gardener, and scholar of ecological history. The current Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), his widely-cited blog, The Archdruid Report (thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com) deals with peak oil, amongst other issues.
Charlotte Iserbyt is to be greatly commended for having put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the "deliberate dumbing down" of American children by their education system. Anyone interested in the truth will be shocked by the way American social engineers have systematically gone about destroying the intellect of millions of American children for the purpose of leading the American people into a socialist world government controlled by behavioral and social scientists.
What is so mind boggling is that all of this is being financed by the American people themselves through their own taxes. In other words, the American people are underwriting the destruction of their own freedom and way of life by lavishly financing through federal grants the very social scientists who are undermining our national sovereignty and preparing our children to become the dumbed-down vassals of the new world order. It reminds one of how the Nazis charged their victims train fare to their own doom.
One of the interesting insights revealed by these documents is how the social engineers use a deliberately created education "crisis" to move their agenda forward by offering radical reforms that are sold to the public as fixing the crisis — which they never do. The new reforms simply set the stage for the next crisis, which provides the pretext for the next move forward. This is the dialectical process at work, a process our behavioral engineers have learned to use very effectively. Its success depends on the ability of the "change agents" to continually deceive the public which tends to believe anything the experts tell them.
Those in the higher echelons of governments waging the so called ‘war on terror’ are ironically the biggest terrorists of all, and the biggest threat to peace and stability on our planet. We only need to look what they have done just in the last thirty years to see what killing and misery they have caused. The only real terror is them, and other terror threats are generally in retaliation to them. Barack Obama said ‘the future of Syria must be determined by its people’, but it is being determined by Israel twinned and in bed with the US military might and NATO ‘peacekeepers’, with the usual promise of freedom and democracy, and brought about by bloodshed and destruction in the usual hugely profitably way they always do it, by destruct and rebuild, like Libya, Iraq and others places.
Let us remember the nauseating sight of the smiling faces of David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, William Hague and Mahmoud Jibril holding hands aloft triumphantly in Libya gloating at the destruction they had caused, after orchestrating the beginning of a genocide and chaos too dreadful to explain. They are spreading like a rampant cancer through the Middle East and are beginning to look like a modern day version of Adolf Hitler.
They are directly responsible for mass murder, by giving the thumbs up to the rebels, who became their armed henchmen and assassins to kill for them on a wholesale basis. The rebels were like wild killing machines, like young boys given guns and bullets who are having a wonderful time playing out their war games for real, seemingly using anyone as target practice, reveling in the new found power bestowed on them, but not realizing they are building their own prison, with the white man from the west the jail keeper as usual. The rebels are awakening from the chloroform but not sufficiently to realize they are being tricked and used like pawns, and the inevitable bloodbath has ensued, with not a splash of blood on the crisp dark suits of the comptrollers of the massacre. As I have already mentioned it’s easy to murder mass amounts of people by hiring others to do it, as has happened in Libya and now in Syria.
The US gives $3 billion dollars of aid to Israel a year for weapons, that is a staggering and unbelievable $6 million a day, but wait for this, in the form of vouchers, so they can only buy the weapons from the US arms industry. None of the donated money goes to Israeli society. The chaos in the region is ideal for US arms sales. The Germans have sold submarines to Israel with capabilities of destroying Iran with a nuclear weapon, at the bargain price of $500 million dollars for two; it is looking very ominous, and very suspicious, as those same submarines now lurk under the water just off Iran. It seems that Israel may be used to destroy Iran for the western government gangsters. So the gullible public won’t think it’s them as usual doing the slaughtering. It’s horribly predictable: I hope the sick plan doesn’t reach fruition. It’s unbelievable to watch the grisly stage being set. And of course Iran wants nuclear weapons, so would you or I if we saw the US military taking over most of the Middle East with bloodshed and insanity, with its sights set on us via the barrel of Israel’s guns.
And why do they seem to side with Israel and veto the Palestinians? Is it just a coincidence that there are a lot of Jews in the US Government and the US is so vehemently against Palestinian freedom. It is also cause for concern that the US Administration is so ruthlessly taking over the Middle East, I hope it’s just a coincidence, but as I have already talked about there is no such thing, as things take place by a coinciding of events by planned decisions. They talk of creating peace and stability, but consistently do the complete opposite, and are actually the usurpers of peace on this planet. They use any opportunity to intervene in countries. They come as saviors using the excuse that the government they are liberating the people from cannot use force on their own people who are protesting against them.
Each intervention simply furthers their own interests, and is masked in the form of moral, ethical standards and protection for the people they are supposedly liberating, as their saviors to achieve freedom and democracy. Understandably the majority of the people with often very little to lose, who have been suppressed for many years are delighted at being saved from their ruling oppressors, with the hope of something better, not realizing that they are being used as pawns for the scheming western governments plans, and are simply being taken over by new oppressors with new promises.
Their discontent and anger is just cunningly used by the western governments as an excuse to jump on board the train to ousting their leaders with the protestors help. They also don’t realize that the democracy that their saviors are promising is not a democracy at all, but will just be a new gang of oligarchs with different labels, carefully positioned by the US bringers of democracy, often colluding with corrupt gangs and leaders already there. – Jason Liosatos.
Alex covers the outrageous Israeli strike on Syria, and the total Twilight Zone-like bizarreness of Syria being unable to retaliate or defend itself due to the dilemma that any form of reprisal would likely give a green light for a full scale military assault by the US and Israel. Alex also breaks down how the West is committing war crimes by funding and arming the Al-Qaeda-led Syrian rebels, and examines the "It can't happen here" mentality comforting naïve Americans. On today's show, Alex will also analyze the persecution of Christians in the military and recently at a high school in Texas, and get into how the Boston bombing suspects being denied legal counsel is complete defiance of the Sixth Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
"It is a crime to beg in public" but not a crime to steal the wealth of the people so they have nothing. then you can set up a food stamp program like J.P. Morgan and profit more from sending people into poverty and deprivation. The system is parasitical . So does this war include rounding them up for fema camps, cause cities have been dumping not only mental patients but homeless people outside their cities taking their money so they cant come back. The detroit police did this in the winter cutting off their access to shelters, quite a few have frozen to death because of this war on homeless, just another rich saying she dont want them in her neighborhood. wait until its you.
The elites control on the weapons on this planet is illegal .. I live on this planet too .. I have a right to own a weapon for defense as much as these rich controlling do .. You can't stop us now ... I'm investing in one of these machines...
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes. There has been large growth in the sale of 3D printers. Additionally, the cost of 3D printers has declined. The technology also finds use in the jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, GIS, civil engineers, etc.
All Depositors Everywhere Should be Scared for their Money-Rick Ackerman
Ackerman of RickerAckerman.com fears confiscation of bank deposits and says, "All depositors everywhere should be scared for their money. Cypress should have spooked the whole world, and it did! I think it makes the likelihood of some sort of black swan event even greater." Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with trader and forecaster Rick Ackerman.