World’s first 3D printed concrete castle in his own backyard, designing a kit that can print two-story houses
In Minnesota, contractor Andrey Rudenko is currently working on a project of gargantuan proportions that seems to be stretching and exploring the limits of 3D printing technology. Using a printer that was substantially modified and expanded, he has printed a concrete castle in his own backyard. And at 3 by 5 meters, this concrete structure is the world’s first 3D printed concrete castle, and one of the largest objects that has, up till now, ever printed with 3D printing technology.
NASA engineers tested two rocket injectors for five seconds each, producing 20,000 pounds of thrust.
To make the parts, engineers loaded the design into the 3-D printer’s computer. The printer then assembled each part by layering metal powder and fusing it together with a laser in a procedure known as selective laser melting.
The 3-D printing process allowed rocket designers to create an injector with 40 individual spray elements, all printed as a single component – rather than manufactured individually. The part was comparable in size to injectors that power small rocket engines and similar in design to injectors for large engines, such as the RS-25 engine that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars.
According to NASA, SLS will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond Earth orbit. It also will back up commercial and international partner transportation services to the International Space Station. Designed to be flexible for crew or cargo missions, the SLS will be safe, affordable, and sustainable, to continue America’s journey of discovery from the unique vantage point of space.
By means of traditional manufacturing methods, 163 individual parts would be manufactured and then assembled. However, with 3-D printing technology, just two parts were required, saving time and money and allowing engineers to build parts that enhance rocket engine performance and are less susceptible to failure.
Crime pays!. Big Time Crime does not ever have to pay. Crime pays. Big Time Crime does not have to pay.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and unleashing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf. The well was capped three months after the explosion, but in that time, the spill caused extensive environmental damage.
The settlement resolves claims by BP that Halliburton was to blame for the spill and will protect Halliburton from any liabilities stemming from a 2012 settlement between BP and the U.S. Justice Department. It also covers a class action by commercial fishermen.
in 2012, BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties and has set up a $20 billion trust fund to provide compensation for those harmed by the spill.
Halliburton said it will pay the $1.1 billion into a trust fund in three installments over the next two years. It will be held there pending appeals, including one to reverse the 2012 BP settlement.
Gee, I wonder what happens next????
The pairs of photographs below show the stark difference at Lake Oroville between 2011 and 2014.
CORRECTION: The headline on an earlier version of this post said that California had lost 63 million gallons of water in its drought. That figure is 63 trillion.
“The easiest way to steal money from someone is for them to never know they had it in the first place.”
- What if you were to find out that most, if not all of our state, county and cities governments in the United States are not broke as our politicians tell us we are?
- What if you found out that the money we’ve been paying into our governments is immediately invested with banks and law is passed that makes it illegal to use this investment money to balance our budget deficits? And that each state has millions of shares of stocks and bonds in investment accounts it could sell to balance the budgets?
- What if you learned that that their is enough money in these investment accounts to get completely out of debt and have money left over for a very sizable refund to every man, woman and child and that it represents 83% of wealth in the stock and bond markets?
- What if you could find all this information in public records under each state and municipal’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR), which anyone can Google and see for themselves?
- And what if you found out the our ‘elected’ officials are almost all in on the scam for decades?
“It’s not built into the budget because investment earnings aren’t part of the budgetary process.It’s very clever. The problem is, it’s legal.”
Every county, state, city, and municipality has a budget detailing costs and expenses. But for some reason, these budgets do not include total gross receipts. For many years, people have accepted the accounting practices that guide these formal budgets – but what happens when it doesn’t add up? Former commodities advisor Walter Burien has spent over a decade investigating the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) of many counties and states throughout the USA. The CAFR – which is never mentioned in the media and virtually unknown to the public – confirms the existence of a parallel government accounting system that only shows the public one side of the story. As a result, we’ve accepted systemic declines in productivity and wealth alongside continuously ballooning costs.When government cries “deficit”, most of us accept without question that States are struggling because of the economy. But what if every state, county, city, and municipality claiming to be broke or running a deficit was in fact running a billion or trillion dollar budget surplus? And what if we can prove it
Have you ever noticed that when a bond or proposition gets passed in your state for a construction or land management project, the actual project itself sometimes isn’t scheduled to begin until months or years in the future? It’s even written in most bills that the project wont start until a far off set future date.
Well… the money for that proposition or bill is immediately released upon passage of the legislation. Now you might ask yourself, if the money is there why doesn’t the project begin immediately?
That “taxpayer money” gets sent directly into what we’ll call a government “holding account” for a while, sometimes years and years before that public project actually begins.
Now, that money doesn’t just sit there… It is invested. It gains interest. It builds up extreme wealth – months or years of interest and capital gains on investmentsfrom that originally taxpayer funded money. This is all transpired digitally, of course.
But when it comes time to use that original amount of money for the project of which it was intended months or years later, the capital gains (profits) of that supposedly dormant money are separated from the original amount placed into the “holding account” and stay in the governments discretionary investment coffers(who’s discretion?) and are then reinvested not for the benefit of the people, but for the wealth and profit of the corporate government. The problem and the inherent crime here is this – that profit is no longer considered tax-payer (public) owned money, since it was earned by investment or by accrued interest.
That “extra money” goes elsewhere… mainly into other investments or funds (called Fiduciary and Enterprise Funds) which grease the pockets of the “in the know” politicians and corporations and other people and groups involved. Some open what are called “self insurance funds” and then draw dividends for themselves and their fellow conspirators for the rest of their political careers by insuring themselves with their own insurance funds. And the cycle goes on and on and on and on… and has for the last 70 years. And it has now reached the point where government owns it all!
When the yearly budget comes out for your town, city, district, county, state, and the whole country – the one that you and I and Joe Taxpayer sees that is usually in a deficit (in the red) – the money made on these individual government investments is not shown, because it is not in the “taxpayer budget” any longer. Therefore, it does not technically have to be accounted for to the taxpayers – who we can define as everyone who pays any form of taxes, which is by default everyone in the United States. There are of course, 100’s of different taxes – from gas tax to sales tax – that are used in this way as well. The money from all of these individual taxes once again just sits there and accumulates after being collected until it is distributed, and gains interest or is invested until it is spent for the purposes it was collected (apportioned).
And on a personal level we have:
You’re an entrepreneur, managing the business from your PC. You’re a doting mother, with hundreds of photos of your children on your laptop. Now, if someone seized all those files, how much would you pay to get them back?
There’s nothing theoretical about the scenario. Hundreds of thousands of people have had to wrestle with that question as so-called ransomware infections have surged, encrypting billions of documents. Hackers demand hundreds or thousands of dollars to provide the key that unscrambles files so you can view and use them again. One particularly virulent strain, called CryptoWall, has infected about 625,000 systems and encrypted more than 5.25 billion files since mid-March, according to new research from Dell SecureWorks. One desperate U.S. victim paid the hackers $10,000.
Most malware is like a pickpocket, taking your valuables before you’re aware of it. CryptoWall and other ransomware is like a mugger: your money or your files. It’s smart, really, because in most cases, your files are most valuable to you. It’s also easy money for hackers, a lot less work than trying to sell 40 million purloined card numbers on the black market, a la the Target breach. Keith Jarvis, a SecureWorks researcher in Atlanta, found that 1,683 CryptoWall victims forked over a total of $1.1 million to the hackers.
“There’s nothing going on in the back end for these guys, they just sit back and wait for the money to come in,” says Jarvis. “They don’t have to paw through the data, they don’t have to figure out how to sell it.”
The stickup artists have also gotten a lot better at the scam in recent months. Ransomware started surfacing a few years ago, designed to lock your computer screen and demand money to get access back, says Jarvis. It was a bluff, though; the hackers might claim your files were encrypted, but they weren’t. Victims could break the lock with security software. The criminals relied on ignorance and threats of legal action for illegal downloads of movies or pornography to cow people into paying.
Veritas Radio – Cathy O’Brien | The Enslavement & Rescue of a CIA/MK-Ultra Mind Control Victim
During this interview, we discussed the autobiography of a victim of government mind control. Cathy O’Brien is the only vocal and recovered survivor of the Central Intelligence Agency’s MK-Ultra Project Monarch mind control operation. Chiseled deep into the white stone of the CIA’s Langley, Virginia headquarters is a partial verse lifted from the Holy Bible and writings of Saint John…””and the truth shall set you free.” This statement, like the agency, is total reality. The building that it is engraved upon houses the world’s most successful manufacturer of lies to facilitate psychological warfare. The “Company” uses truth and technology as their raw materials to produce “pure” lies for control of you and America’s allies.
This portion is being provided as a courtesy from Veritas Radio. To listen to more of this exclusive interview proceed to http://www.veritasradio.com
Where the fuk is our Great Black
Hope Hype in this continuing nightmare for Blacks and the rest of U.S.??
The biotech industry and the USDA are fully aware of this issue, but somehow, coexistence promoters don’t seem to have a grip on this very real threat to any type of organic existence, or if they do, they have sold out completely to biotech interests. They just don’t want their money base to figure that out.
And so coexistence supporters assist the promoters of self directed eugenics in spreading the pollution and getting us to poison ourselves and our own children with genetically engineered (GMO) vaccines, GMO food, and Glyphosate-saturated water. And as long as we just keep our eyes on the shiny object (pretty packaging, advertising, PR rhetoric), we will keep on coexisting and stuffing our pie holes with GMO garbage until we croak. They set out the bait and we go for it like hungry rodents, scurrying back to our dens and feeding the bounty to our families and friends. It really couldn’t get any easier for them.
It is absolutely pathetic that those who see the big picture and actually care about this have to beg and ask pretty please for biotech polluting companies to let us know where they are planting their filth and to please, pretty please, put up a buffer to try and keep their pesticides from polluting our bodies. And to please label the stuff, but noooooo. We aren’t entitled to that. Just eat, breathe, drink your poison and shut up. A ban? Out of the question.
But do you think it stops at merely producing the poison and distributing it? No, that is not nearly enough for the likes of Monsanto and the biotech industry. Total control is the goal, and that is on its way to being accomplished through a few strategic acquisitions on the part of Monsanto.
- Monsanto buys Climate Corporation
Controversial agri-giant Monsanto is dipping its massive hands in a different type of technology. The company, known for its focus on herbicides and genetically modified seeds, recently spent nearly $1 billion to buy Climate Corporation, a climate data research company. The move allows Monsanto to have control over tools that allow farmers to predict local weather so that they can make better farm management decisions.
The last sentence should actually read like this:
The move allows Monsanto to have control over tools that allow the company to predict local weather so that it can enforce control of seeds and make it so that the only choices farmers have who are facing tough weather are their biotech stress resistant seeds.
- Monsanto infiltrates Food and Chemical Toxicology journal
Fast forward to September 2012, when the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published a study that caused an international storm (Séralini, et al. 2012). The study, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France, suggested a Monsanto genetically modified (GM) maize, and the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, pose serious health risks. The two-year feeding study found that rats fed both suffered severe organ damage and increased rates of tumors and premature death. Both the herbicide (Roundup) and the GM maize are Monsanto products. Corinne Lepage, France’s former environment minister, called the study “a bomb”.
The USDA and Forage Genetics said, basically, so what. Expect contamination.
USDA said the detection of Monsanto Co’s patented Roundup Ready herbicide-tolerant trait in the Washington farmer’s non-GMO alfalfa crop should be addressed by the marketplace and not the government.
The amount of GMO contamination that might be present in conventional alfalfa is not known. But a December 2011 report by Stephanie Greene, a geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, ARS, said that after Roundup Ready alfalfa was first deregulated in 2005 industry testing of conventional seed lots found levels of contamination as high as 2 percent.
The ONLY way you will know what is on your food is to grow it yourself.
I know why…see next articles
German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before. The new maps they have produced show that the ice is melting at an unprecedented rate.
The maps, produced with a satellite-mounted instrument, have elevation accuracies to within a few metres. Since Greenland’s ice cap is more than 2,000 metres thick on average, and the Antarctic bedrock supports 61% of the planet’s fresh water, this means that scientists can make more accurate assessments of annual melting.
Greenland’s volume of ice is being reduced at the rate of 375 cubic km a year. In Antarctica, the picture is more complex as the West Antarctic ice sheet is losing ice rapidly, but is growing in volume in East Antarctica.
Overall, the southern continent − 98% of which is covered with ice and snow − is losing 125 cubic km a year. These are the highest rates observed since researchers started making satellite observations 20 years ago.
“Since 2009, the volume loss in Greenland has increased by a factor of about two, and the West Antarctic ice sheet by a factor of three,” said Angelika Humbert, one of the report’s authors.
Now, it’s interesting to me that several articles have recently been published about radiation levels, “strange” behavior and low numbers in west coast marine life. All blue fin tuna recently tested by Stony Brook University marine biologists, were positive for Cesium 137 and 134, which signify it originated from the Fukushima disaster. Sea lions are still washing up on west coast shores, sardines and mackerel are difficult to find and suspected of leading to a low pelican population and California Squid are difficult to find with some “stranding themselves”, unable to survive. But only one of these reports even brings up the possibility of radiation from Fukushima as a possible culprit in their findings. Curious…
Oops Humanity! The Console of the Fuel Handling Machine dropped during debris removal operation of Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool, Sept 1, 2014 (emphasis added):
- Accident situation: During debris removal operation from spent fuel pool, to rise the console of the fuel handling machine, the crane tried to grasp the console with its fork, but the console dropped around the middle of east side of the pool… It dropped between debris in the pool and curing material on the upper part of fuel rack… there were 2 fuels under dropped debris.
- Time… 12:45p: Failed to grasp the console of fuel handling machine and dropped it; 2:37p: Resumed cooling the spent fuel pool…
- Confirmed situation and future schedule – After console dropped, parameters concerned were confirmed to be normal. (1) monitoring post : no significant change; (2) atmosphere dose of operation floor of reactor building: no significant change (3.2mSv/h); (3) water level of spent fuel pool : no significant change; (4) water level of skimmer surge tank : no significant change (confirmed after restart of cooling spent fuel pool); (5) dust monitor of operation floor of reactor building: below the detection limit (1.0×10-5Bq/cm3)
- TEPCO will continue monitoring regularly ((1) to (4) above) until it is confirmed that the fuel rack etc. are not damaged.
- Schedule – August 29: analyzing concentration of radioactive materials of spent fuel pool; August 30:Using underwater camera, TEPCO will confirm that fuel rack and two fuels are not damaged.
Facts Do Not Matter Anymore, even in the highest courts. Bill Clinton proved that with his “just depends on what “is” is, referring to whether sex was defined as oral or not…and the Federal Grand Jury and Judge allowed it. Depends on what “Is” is folks. This from the NY times;
Some of the factual assertions in recent amicus briefs would not pass muster in a high school research paper. But that has not stopped the Supreme Court from relying on them. Recent opinions have cited “facts” from amicus briefs that were backed up by blog posts, emails or nothing at all.
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James F. Tracy
In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of significant symbols.”
The extent to which this tradition is enthusiastically upheld in the West and the United States in particular is remarkable. The American public is consistently propagandized by its government and corporate news media on the most vital of contemporary issues and events. Deception on such a scale would be of little consequence if the US was not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.
A case in point is the hysteria Western news media are attempting to create concerning the threat posed by the mercenary-terrorist army now being promoted as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or “ISIS.”
A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.
The poll by YouGov showed the unionist lead had shrunk to 6 percentage points from 22 a month ago as support for independence jumped to 47 percent in August, suggesting a major shift in opinion ahead of the Sept. 18 referendum.
After months of polls showing nationalists heading for defeat in the vote, the YouGov poll for the first time raises the real prospect that secessionists could achieve their goal of breaking the 307-year-old union with England.
“A ‘Yes’ victory is now a real possibility,” YouGov President Peter Kellner, one of Britain’s most respected pollsters, said. “A close finish looks likely.”
Polls show different levels of support for the unionist campaign and although none have shown the independence camp in the lead, the sudden surge indicated by the poll electrified Britain’s political class after its summer break.