By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 12/6/2019
Topics/Keywords: #Politics #CorporateGreed #Bush #Cheney Page Views: 760
For the first time in history, the man in the White House is blatantly using the US Treasury as his own, personal piggy bank.

Donald J. Trump, as a failed businessman (six bankruptcies through 2009 and at least 13 failed business ventures), of course has the ear of Big Business. More to the point, all his advisors are from the ranks of Big Business. So, even when he doesn't proactively benefit them, the atmosphere his administration has created encourages corporations to break the laws meant to protect those corporations' stockholders. Fortuntealy, thanks to the Internet, that corruption now becomes public knowledge pretty quickly.

Controlling The Uncontrollable

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 4/20/2007
Updated: 9/14/2017
Topics: #GunControl Page Views: 809
Are people really still talking about controlling access to guns? Because that ship has sailed.

The technology is called 3-D Printing, and it's here, today! Expensive, yes, but I'm sure the first Replicators will be, too. A 3-D printer can manufacture the parts for any device. The files describing the device can be originals, purchased, or shared. And once such a file exists, it can be used to create parts for one device, or for a million (although currently, 3-D printing is really only cost-effective for one or a few items). 3-D printers have already been used to create custom implants for surgical patients, as well as toys and art. The material from which the printer builds these items is supplied in cartridges, like the ink in an inkjet printer, and can itself be made of almost anything from metal-hard plastic to food. Which means that anyone who owns a 3-D printer can, if they wish to do so, "print" a gun.

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