Some worthy links for April 13 2013

1. I’m losing my religion. It’s changed me. At this time, maybe it’s a good thing.”…

2. Glenn Greenwald Vs. Sam Harris

3. here is something you don’t see every day

4. Frequency and amplitude of pickpockets force closure of The Louvre in Paris

5. A game changing technology? Woh yes it is.

6. 85yr. old Austrian, Lived Under Hitler, Says We’re Screwed! (Quite good article)

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

14 Replies to “Some worthy links for April 13 2013”

  1. The pathetic politicians of India
    “Yeddyurappa promises Rs 2,000 crore budget allocation for Muslims”

    This is all of the Congress party (which is a different party than of Yeddyurappa) – a rabidly anti-HIndu party pretending to be secular that routinely distributes government money to minority religions. This idiocy is not limited to Congress. India’s secularism is known by Indians as “sickularism” because there is nothing really secular about it – it is instead anti-majority religion, Hinduism, and pandering to minority religions like Islam for votes.

    Beware this happening in Western countries as the Muslim population grows.

  2. On the 3D printing, everyone needs to stop and consider what this means to society, this changes the way things are going to be manufactured, as it matures it will drive some businesses out of business and create new ones. As the ability to print in metal increases it makes gun control obsolete, the price of the printers using plastic use to be tens of thousands of dollars, they they are down below a thousand. As the printers in metal gain the ability to create much stronger forms and the price drops the hobbyists will be able to purchase a printer and down load the software to print any firearm they want. Or any metal item that you now buy, mechanics will be able to print parts for vehicles.

    Think of other uses the printers will have and then think about the changes in society this technology will bring.

  3. Guards, detainees clash at Guantanamo Bay

    Guards and prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison clashed Saturday as the military attempted to move hunger strikers out of a communal section of the detention center on the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said.

    The confrontation occurred after the commander decided to move prisoners into single, solid-walled cells so that prison authorities could monitor them more closely during a hunger strike, the military said in a statement.

    “This action was taken in response to efforts by detainees to limit the guard force’s ability to observe the detainees by covering surveillance cameras, windows, and glass partitions. Round-the-clock monitoring is necessary to ensure security, order, and safety,” a statement from the U.S. Souther Command, which oversees the base said.

    “In order to reestablish proper observation, the guards entered the Camp VI communal living spaces to transition detainees into single cells, remove obstructions to cameras, windows and partitions, and medical personnel conducted individual assessments of each detainee. The ongoing hunger strike necessitated these medical assessments. Some detainees resisted with improvised weapons, and in response, four less-than-lethal rounds were fired. There were no serious injuries to guards or detainees,” the statement said.

    Lawyers for detainees denounced the action, saying the prison commander should have sought to negotiate an end to the hunger strike, which the men began in February to protest their indefinite confinement and what they said were intrusive searches of their Korans.

    “This is exactly the opposite of what they should be doing,” said Carlos Warner, a federal public defender in Ohio. “Instead, the military is escalating the conflict.”

    The military has said it used Muslim translators to search the Korans for contraband and would not allow them to be surrendered, which officials had said would amount to conceding that they had been improperly treated in the first place.

    The prison at the U.S. base in Cuba holds 166 detainees. The military said that as of Friday, 43 were on hunger strike to protest their confinement. Lawyers for the men say the figure is higher and involves a majority of the men held there.

  4. Chilling images from inside the mass indoctrination ceremonies where communist ‘cult’ leaders brainwash North Korea’s children

    Youngsters aged seven to 13 inducted into Korean Children’s Union, a group likened to the Hitler Youth

    Organisation pledges allegiance to warmongering dictator Kim Jong Un whom they refer to as ‘father’
    video on the page :

  5. These printers are great but because of time and material costs they are for making prototypes rather than a replacement for mass production. It’s a great adition to a machine shop – especially machine shops in remote locations or on ships – where getting replacement parts in a timely manner is difficult.

    On a rocket or space station it would save lives.

    But if you need a regular thing, it’s not cheaper or faster than running to the store. So manufacturing for retail won’t be affected by it in the near or moderate future.

    It’s a great way to produce little replacement parts that would be too much hassle, or impossible, to get from the items manufacturer.

    Some jewelry makers make series of items with them but those items are extremely simple.

    As for guns:

    Ya you can make gun parts with them. a- Some 3d plastic printers make complex completed items with moving parts and b- some people have already used 3d printers to make simple gun parts but not complete guns.

    But you still need the skills to put a gun together in a way that it will work and won’t blast your hand into smithereens. So I don’t think it means anyone but skilled gunsmiths will have easy access to a gun.

    Silencers on the other hand…

    I forsee that these machines might be made with inhibitors in the software, preventing gun parts from being produced. So you might want to get your hands on an expensive early model before the government diddles with them.

  6. We use laser sintering to make some parts for our nuclear oilfield tools at my company (basically same as whats used above). Mainly its for complex spring couplings that are hard to machine. Its actually a pretty decent technology that produces good parts if its done right. But good printers are in the 100’s of thousands of dollars to produce parts sufficiently good to compete with standard production techniques.

  7. ranch999 the printers are still in the early stages think about the advances in them over the next 30 years, the advances are what are going to change society, and yes they will be used in manufacturing in ways we can or don’t see right now. As for the guns, a lot of people besides gunsmiths know how to detail strip firearms and reassemble them, so yes hobbyists will make parts and assemble them into working firearms. Ditto with silencers.

    As far as the blocks built in I don’t think that will stop people that are good with computers, and just about all of us know at least one person who could get around the blocks.

    I stick by my statement that they are game changers, all we have to do is wait to see the changes.

  8. Jordan woman’s throat slit in ‘honour killing'</b<

    AFP – Jordanian police said on Sunday they found the burned body of a pregnant woman whose throat had been slit and belly cut open showing her four-month-old foetus, in an apparent “honour killing”.

    “We found the body of the woman at dawn in Ruseifeh (east of Amman). Her throat was slit in a hideous way. The body was burned after the murder,” a police spokesman said.

    “We believe it was an honour crime. The belly of the woman, who was in her twenties, was cut open and we could see her four-month-old unborn child, who was dead too. Investigations are still under way.”

    Between 15 and 20 women die in so-called “honour” murders each year in the Arab kingdom, despite government efforts to curb such crimes.

    Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in “honour killings” courts can commute or reduce sentences, particularly if the victim’s family asks for leniency.

  9. Teenager exposes India’s ‘one month wives’ Muslim sex tourism

    A 17-year-old girl has exposed the scale of Islamic sex tourism in India where Muslim men from the Middle East and Africa are buying ‘one month wives’ for sex.

    […]wealthy foreigners, local agents and ‘Qazis’ – government-appointed Muslim priests – are exploiting poverty among the city’s Muslim families.

  10. How Egypt’s radical rulers crush the lives and hopes of women

    Women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in Tahrir Square in 2011. Now they are back on the streets, opposing a new constitution that sweeps away their rights and opens the way for girls of 13 to be married. And in Cairo’s slums, life grows harder as the gulf between the sexes widens

    […]The new constitution has swept away recognition of women’s rights and left the door open to the legalisation of perhaps Egypt’s most crippling social issue – underage marriage. Draft legislation that would allow the legal age of marriage to be lowered from 18 to 13 has been drawn up while clerics within the Muslim Brotherhood have indicated that marriage at the age of nine for girls is acceptable.

    […]Around Cairo hundreds of tower blocks are being built, extending the Arab world’s largest city leg by leg into the desert. This is where the vast majority of Egypt’s women are already living the constrained lives that the educated and middle-classes fear will be imposed by a radical government. Child marriage is common, the norm among the poor. Doctors are bribed to sign documents asserting a 14-year-old is 18 but most people don’t have the money so marriages go ahead without registration. Underage girls then have children who, essentially illegal, cannot have their births registered. Without papers those children cannot attend school, encasing a whole new generation in poverty.

    […]Mrs Gihan, 45, a community activist with strong views, is fervently for the lowering the age of marriage to 13 in law. “We must do this,” she said. “Because all the unregistered children who cannot go to school need to be helped. These girls are denied healthcare, their children are denied a future. They have already decreased the legal age of work from 14 to 12 and I think this age too should be lowered. When Mubarak listened to international pressure and raised the age to 18 it changed nothing here. If you decree a legal age then you simply criminalise and marginalise. Men leave their wives before they turn 18 and their children are seen as being born into prostitution. We will raise awareness and stop child marriage this way.”

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