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FROM THE DAILY ANARCHIST:

3D printers manufacture three-dimensional products by laying down a series of thin plastic or metal in one layer at a time. The 3D printing technology is stunning in its potential to empower individuals. Unfortunately the state knows its power as well. The race is on.

Whose Hand Will be on the Power?

On February 1st, Ars Technica ran the headline, “Robohand: How cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy.” Two men – one in Washington State and the other in South Africa – used open source software to design a series of mechanical hands for a boy whose family could not afford a commercial prosthetic. The men published the design as a digital file to be used by 3D printers in order to benefit others in need.

As generations of 3D printers improve in quality and decrease in cost, average people will become private manufacturers who fill their own needs. One need might well be a gun, which could make gun control all but impossible to enforce efficiently. Indeed, a group called Defense Distributed have already “printed” a plastic high capacity ammunition magazine (pictured here) – the sort the government is threatening to ban; the group claims to have successfully fired at least 86 rounds through it.

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J. Coffee Hays

C.S.A.

“Sing Dixie while they lower me so I’ll hear it for eternity…”-Rebel Son

The South, The C.S.A., fought the first War on Terror

Deo Vindici

-J. Coffee Hays

C.S.A.

Says Jeff Berwick of Dollar Vigilante.

Here are some of the points I found interesting.

“This (the USA) is the USSR in 1989.”

“We’ve lived in a false economy for the last 40 years.”

“Canada has a lot of natural resources to draw upon.”
“And I believe the us government, at some point,  will probably just come and take it.”

 

or just a pathological liar?

boils on the neck of society that prevent it from turning its head and moving its arms…”- Aleksandr I. Solzhentisyn, The Gulag Archipelago p 391.

later, thinking; what would things have been like if every Security operative when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly setup in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?  After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps (read TSA) were out at night for no good purpose.  And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat.  Or what about the Black Maria (read Obama) sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur – what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked?  The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt.

If…if..We didn’t love freedom enough.” – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, “The Gulag Archipelago” p. 13, footnote 5.