Saturday, December 20, 2014

3 types of people in the world

There are 3 types of people in the world.

Those who make the rules


Those who follow the rules


Those who ignore the rules



If it was easy

If taking our path was easy, then everybody would do it, and we would not be having this conversation.


Honest self examination

Ask yourself this:

Am I as free as this guy in this photo right now?


[Slavery is] that slow Poison, which is daily contaminating the Minds & Morals of our People. Every Gentlemen [sic] here is born a petty Tyrant. Practiced in Acts of Despotism & Cruelty, we become callous to the Dictates of Humanity, & all the finer feelings of the Soul. Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject & contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the Dignity of Man, which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great & useful purposes. Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds. And in such an infernal School are to be educated our future Legislators & Rulers. The Laws of impartial Providence may even by such Means as these, avenge upon our Posterity the Injury done a set of Wretches, whom our Injustice hath debased almost to a Level with the Brute Creation. These Remarks may be thought Foreign to the design of the annexed Extracts - They were extorted by a kind of irresistible, perhaps an Enthusiastick Impulse; and the author of them conscious of his own good Intentions, cares not whom they please or offend.

George Mason


Thoughts on Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Above, Pakistani, and Indian convoy drivers waiting to return to Kuwait.  Convoy mission Talil to K Crossing. Military escorts staged in background. Personal photos.

I am of 2 minds on the Iraq war and Afghanistan conflict.

Regarding Afghanistan:

The war is just but the method of waging it is totally wrong.  War is about killing and breaking. It is politics by another method.  

The current people of Afghanistan are a bunch of backward savages. Barbarians with cell phones.

The war should have been a purely punishment campaign. This is all the savage knows, this is all they understand.  Sherman's destruction of Atlanta is a good example.  

Stop helping them. Any sane intelligent Afghanistan citizen has already left or is dead. Long dead.  That opportunity has come and gone a couple generations ago.

Regarding Iraq:

I was for the war. I marched in the marches back in 2002-2003. I emailed photos of Mussolini hanging by his ankles to official Iraq gov email addresses.

I went to the war as a civilian worker. Got there 8 months into the war and was one of the last to leave.   My last time in Iraq was November 2011. 

I seen a lot of crap there. Got rocketed a bunch of times, Narrowly missed getting hit by a RPG, car bombed twice, mortared, and shot at with all sorts of firearms.  All the while I was unarmed and most of the time in a unarmored truck. So I can make a informed decision about the place.

I have come to the conclusion dealing with Iraqis on and off base, that Iraqis for the most part DESERVED  Saddam.  The government of Iraq was and still is a reflection of the nature of its people.  

Lazy, deceptive, murderous, thieving, a truly bad people.  

Anybody sane has already left or formed their own enclave (Kurds). It is a evil place populated by people with very few redeeming qualities.

If the West wasn't to damn greedy in the search for the last tiny bit of wealth, they would have stopped doing business with those losers long ago.  Stop selling them medicine, cars, and letting their people emigrate to the West.  

There would have never needed to be a war in the first place. They would have self destructed a long time ago, kind of like post-colonial Africa.

That said, when you got a population of a country holding daily rallies calling for your death, it can not go unanswered. 

 To put it this way:  If you had a chance to ask an Iraqi, "You didn't think you could hold daily 'Death to America' rallies without consequences did you?"

The same could be said for a few other countries.

Americans for the great majority do not give a crap about North Korea, Iran, Iraq, or any of these other places. They could not find the countries on a map, and they seldom if ever give those places any thought.  

Hell most Americans don't even bother visiting Canada and its easier to get to from northern states than going to the southern states.  

Most Americans could not tell you that Toronto is west of Montreal, or the name of a single suburb of Toronto.  

So with this lack of knowledge how can the average American or their representatives make an informed decision regarding Iraq or Iran?

BUT, those countries sure as hell obsess about Americans.  Not that the USGOV does not have a tiny bit of culpability in the situation, thru it's efforts to do good and make things worse along the way. But generally the other side for this argument is the other side has some serious fucked up crap going on in their  heads.

What the USGOV does do is rely on a small cadre of mostly self appointed experts to handle these matters.  If you disagree about the self appointed part, ask yourself if you have ever voted for the man who is US Ambassador to the Philippines?

Like it or not, 99.9% of what happens in the world;  it is out of your control.  

But that 0.01%? Ahhh that can change everything if you want to.

Do something, stop studying the actions of others.  I wasted too much of my life in study, without acting.

No more.

Above, convoy to Bucca, private security escort
Below last load of US mail leaving Iraq.
Above, damage to private security escort, mission from Basra to Kuwait.  30-40 mile running gun battle between security escorts and Iraqi police attempting to hijack the convoy. 2010

Below, burning convoy vehicle 2011  MSR Tampa south of Talil.  




Be aggressive

Governments and their monetary central planners, therefore, are the cause and not the solution to the instabilities and hardships of inflations and recessions.

From Zero Hedge

Solution?

Stop participating.

Where are the real men in DC? (updated)

Ask yourself this:  To what end?

The other sides are acting. Are you just studying their actions or are you making your plans to counter theirs?

Stop acting, start doing, undermine, resist, disobey, be the counter-revolutionary the other side fears.


Contrast this guy:


With this guy:

Good evening my fellow citizens:

This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet Military buildup on the island of Cuba. Within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere.

Upon receiving the first preliminary hard information of this nature last Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., I directed that our surveillance be stepped up. And having now confirmed and completed our evaluation of the evidence and our decision on a course of action, this Government feels obliged to report this new crisis to you in fullest detail.

The characteristics of these new missile sites indicate two distinct types of installations. Several of them include medium range ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead for a distance of more than 1,000 nautical miles. Each of these missiles, in short, is capable of striking Washington, D.C., the Panama Canal, Cape Canaveral, Mexico City, or any other city in the southeastern part of the United States, in Central America, or in the Caribbean area.

Additional sites not yet completed appear to be designed for intermediate range ballistic missiles--capable of traveling more than twice as far--and thus capable of striking most of the major cities in the Western Hemisphere, ranging as far north as Hudson Bay, Canada, and as far south as Lima, Peru. In addition, jet bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, are now being uncrated and assembled in Cuba, while the necessary air bases are being prepared.

This urgent transformation of Cuba into an important strategic base--by the presence of these large, long range, and clearly offensive weapons of sudden mass destruction--constitutes an explicit threat to the peace and security of all the Americas, in flagrant and deliberate defiance of the Rio Pact of 1947, the traditions of this Nation and hemisphere, the joint resolution of the 87th Congress, the Charter of the United Nations, and my own public warnings to the Soviets on September 4 and 13. This action also contradicts the repeated assurances of Soviet spokesmen, both publicly and privately delivered, that the arms buildup in Cuba would retain its original defensive character, and that the Soviet Union had no need or desire to station strategic missiles on the territory of any other nation.

The size of this undertaking makes clear that it has been planned for some months. Yet only last month, after I had made clear the distinction between any introduction of ground-to-ground missiles and the existence of defensive antiaircraft missiles, the Soviet Government publicly stated on September 11, and I quote, "the armaments and military equipment sent to Cuba are designed exclusively for defensive purposes," that, and I quote the Soviet Government, "there is no need for the Soviet Government to shift its weapons . . . for a retaliatory blow to any other country, for instance Cuba," and that, and I quote their government, "the Soviet Union has so powerful rockets to carry these nuclear warheads that there is no need to search for sites for them beyond the boundaries of the Soviet Union." That statement was false.

Only last Thursday, as evidence of this rapid offensive buildup was already in my hand, Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko told me in my office that he was instructed to make it clear once again, as he said his government had already done, that Soviet assistance to Cuba, and I quote, "pursued solely the purpose of contributing to the the defense capabilities of Cuba," that, and I quote him, "training by Soviet specialists of Cuban nationals in handling defensive armaments was by no means offensive, and if it were otherwise," Mr. Gromyko went on, "the Soviet Government would never become involved in rendering such assistance." That statement also was false.

Neither the United States of America nor the world community of nations can tolerate deliberate deception and offensive threats on the part of any nation, large or small. We no longer live in a world where only the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge to a nation's security to constitute maximum peril. Nuclear weapons are so destructive and ballistic missiles are so swift, that any substantially increased possibility of their use or any sudden change in their deployment may well be regarded as a definite threat to peace.

For many years both the Soviet Union and the United States, recognizing this fact, have deployed strategic nuclear weapons with great care, never upsetting the precarious status quo which insured that these weapons would not be used in the absence of some vital challenge. Our own strategic missiles have never been transferred to the territory of any other nation under a cloak of secrecy and deception; and our history--unlike that of the Soviets since the end of World War II--demonstrates that we have no desire to dominate or conquer any other nation or impose our system upon its people. Nevertheless, American citizens have become adjusted to living daily on the Bull's-eye of Soviet missiles located inside the U.S.S.R. or in submarines.

In that sense, missiles in Cuba add to an already clear and present danger--although it should be noted the nations of Latin America have never previously been subjected to a potential nuclear threat.

But this secret, swift, and extraordinary buildup of Communist missiles--in an area well known to have a special and historical relationship to the United States and the nations of the Western Hemisphere, in violation of Soviet assurances, and in defiance of American and hemispheric policy--this sudden, clandestine decision to station strategic weapons for the first time outside of Soviet soil--is a deliberately provocative and unjustified change in the status quo which cannot be accepted by this country, if our courage and our commitments are ever to be trusted again by either friend or foe.

The 1930's taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged ultimately leads to war. This nation is opposed to war. We are also true to our word. Our unswerving objective, therefore, must be to prevent the use of these missiles against this or any other country, and to secure their withdrawal or elimination from the Western Hemisphere.

Our policy has been one of patience and restraint, as befits a peaceful and powerful nation, which leads a worldwide alliance. We have been determined not to be diverted from our central concerns by mere irritants and fanatics. But now further action is required--and it is under way; and these actions may only be the beginning. We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth--but neither will we shrink from that risk at any time it must be faced.

Acting, therefore, in the defense of our own security and of the entire Western Hemisphere, and under the authority entrusted to me by the Constitution as endorsed by the resolution of the Congress, I have directed that the following initial steps be taken immediately:

First: To halt this offensive buildup, a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba is being initiated. All ships of any kind bound for Cuba from whatever nation or port will, if found to contain cargoes of offensive weapons, be turned back. This quarantine will be extended, if needed, to other types of cargo and carriers. We are not at this time, however, denying the necessities of life as the Soviets attempted to do in their Berlin blockade of 1948.

Second: I have directed the continued and increased close surveillance of Cuba and its military buildup. The foreign ministers of the OAS, in their communique of October 6, rejected secrecy in such matters in this hemisphere. Should these offensive military preparations continue, thus increasing the threat to the hemisphere, further action will be justified. I have directed the Armed Forces to prepare for any eventualities; and I trust that in the interest of both the Cuban people and the Soviet technicians at the sites, the hazards to all concerned in continuing this threat will be recognized.

Third: It shall be the policy of this Nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.

Fourth: As a necessary military precaution, I have reinforced our base at Guantanamo, evacuated today the dependents of our personnel there, and ordered additional military units to be on a standby alert basis.

Fifth: We are calling tonight for an immediate meeting of the Organ of Consultation under the Organization of American States, to consider this threat to hemispheric security and to invoke articles 6 and 8 of the Rio Treaty in support of all necessary action. The United Nations Charter allows for regional security arrangements--and the nations of this hemisphere decided long ago against the military presence of outside powers. Our other allies around the world have also been alerted.

Sixth: Under the Charter of the United Nations, we are asking tonight that an emergency meeting of the Security Council be convoked without delay to take action against this latest Soviet threat to world peace. Our resolution will call for the prompt dismantling and withdrawal of all offensive weapons in Cuba, under the supervision of U.N. observers, before the quarantine can be lifted.

Seventh and finally: I call upon Chairman Khrushchev to halt and eliminate this clandestine, reckless and provocative threat to world peace and to stable relations between our two nations. I call upon him further to abandon this course of world domination, and to join in an historic effort to end the perilous arms race and to transform the history of man. He has an opportunity now to move the world back from the abyss of destruction--by returning to his government's own words that it had no need to station missiles outside its own territory, and withdrawing these weapons from Cuba--by refraining from any action which will widen or deepen the present crisis--and then by participating in a search for peaceful and permanent solutions.

This Nation is prepared to present its case against the Soviet threat to peace, and our own proposals for a peaceful world, at any time and in any forum--in the OAS, in the United Nations, or in any other meeting that could be useful--without limiting our freedom of action. We have in the past made strenuous efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons. We have proposed the elimination of all arms and military bases in a fair and effective disarmament treaty. We are prepared to discuss new proposals for the removal of tensions on both sides--including the possibility of a genuinely independent Cuba, free to determine its own destiny. We have no wish to war with the Soviet Union--for we are a peaceful people who desire to live in peace with all other peoples.

But it is difficult to settle or even discuss these problems in an atmosphere of intimidation. That is why this latest Soviet threat--or any other threat which is made independently or in response to our actions this week--must and will be met with determination. Any hostile move anywhere in the world against the safety and freedom of peoples to whom we are committed--including in particular the brave people of West Berlin--will be met by whatever action is needed.

Finally, I want to say a few words to the captive people of Cuba, to whom this speech is being directly carried by special radio facilities. I speak to you as a friend, as one who knows of your deep attachment to your fatherland, as one who shares your aspirations for liberty and justice for all. And I have watched and the American people have watched with deep sorrow how your nationalist revolution was betrayed-- and how your fatherland fell under foreign domination. Now your leaders are no longer Cuban leaders inspired by Cuban ideals. They are puppets and agents of an international conspiracy which has turned Cuba against your friends and neighbors in the Americas--and turned it into the first Latin American country to become a target for nuclear war--the first Latin American country to have these weapons on its soil.

These new weapons are not in your interest. They contribute nothing to your peace and well-being. They can only undermine it. But this country has no wish to cause you to suffer or to impose any system upon you. We know that your lives and land are being used as pawns by those who deny your freedom.

Many times in the past, the Cuban people have risen to throw out tyrants who destroyed their liberty. And I have no doubt that most Cubans today look forward to the time when they will be truly free--free from foreign domination, free to choose their own leaders, free to select their own system, free to own their own land, free to speak and write and worship without fear or degradation. And then shall Cuba be welcomed back to the society of free nations and to the associations of this hemisphere.

My fellow citizens: let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can see precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead--months in which our patience and our will will be tested--months in which many threats and denunciations will keep us aware of our dangers. But the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing.

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are--but it is the one most consistent with our character and courage as a nation and our commitments around the world. The cost of freedom is always high--and Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission.

Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right- -not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere, and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved.

Thank you and good night.

President John F. Kennedy - October 22, 1962


Do I really have to explain it to you?





Define irony....

Read this pack O' lies below.

See how wrong they were then, know how wrong they are now.

How is this  speech any different than what  the Soviets said?

Remarks by the President on Ending the War in Iraq

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

CORRECTION:  “Now, even as we remove our last troops from Iraq, we’re beginning to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, where we’ve begun a transition to Afghan security and leadership.”
12:49 P.M. EDT
     THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end -- for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world.  After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.
    
As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities.  Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq.  And to date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops.  Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security.
A few hours ago I spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki.  I reaffirmed that the United States keeps its commitments.  He spoke of the determination of the Iraqi people to forge their own future.  We are in full agreement about how to move forward.



But even as we mark this important milestone, we’re also moving into a new phase in the relationship between the United States and Iraq.  As of January 1st, and in keeping with our Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq, it will be a normal relationship between sovereign nations, an equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect.

In today’s conversation, Prime Minister Maliki and I agreed that a meeting of the Higher Coordinating Committee of the Strategic Framework Agreement will convene in the coming weeks.  And I invited the Prime Minister to come to the White House in December, as we plan for all the important work that we have to do together.  This will be a strong and enduring partnership.  With our diplomats and civilian advisors in the lead, we’ll help Iraqis strengthen institutions that are just, representative and accountable.  We’ll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education, that unleash the potential of the Iraqi people.  We’ll partner with an Iraq that contributes to regional security and peace, just as we insist that other nations respect Iraq’s sovereignty.
     
As I told Prime Minister Maliki, we will continue discussions on how we might help Iraq train and equip its forces -- again, just as we offer training and assistance to countries around the world.  After all, there will be some difficult days ahead for Iraq, and the United States will continue to have an interest in an Iraq that is stable, secure and self-reliant.  Just as Iraqis have persevered through war, I’m confident that they can build a future worthy of their history as a cradle of civilization.
    
 Here at home, the coming months will be another season of homecomings.  Across America, our servicemen and women will be reunited with their families.  Today, I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. 
This December will be a time to reflect on all that we’ve been though in this war.  I’ll join the American people in paying tribute to the more than 1 million Americans who have served in Iraq.  We’ll honor our many wounded warriors and the nearly 4,500 American patriots -- and their Iraqi and coalition partners -- who gave their lives to this effort.

And finally, I would note that the end of war in Iraq reflects a larger transition.  The tide of war is receding.  The drawdown in Iraq allowed us to refocus our fight against al Qaeda and achieve major victories against its leadership -- including Osama bin Laden.  Now, even as we remove our last troops from Iraq, we’re beginning to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, where we’ve begun a transition to Afghan security and leadership.  When I took office, roughly 180,000 troops were deployed in both these wars.  And by the end of this year that number will be cut in half, and make no mistake:  It will continue to go down. 

Meanwhile, yesterday marked the definitive end of the Qaddafi regime in Libya.  And there, too, our military played a critical role in shaping a situation on the ground in which the Libyan people can build their own future.  Today, NATO is working to bring this successful mission to a close.

So to sum up, the United States is moving forward from a position of strength.  The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year.  The transition in Afghanistan is moving forward, and our troops are finally coming home.  As they do, fewer deployments and more time training will help keep our military the very best in the world.  And as we welcome home our newest veterans, we’ll never stop working to give them and their families the care, the benefits and the opportunities that they have earned. 

This includes enlisting our veterans in the greatest challenge that we now face as a nation -- creating opportunity and jobs in this country.  Because after a decade of war, the nation that we need to build -- and the nation that we will build -- is our own; an America that sees its economic strength restored just as we’ve restored our leadership around the globe.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381362/study-all-employment-growth-2000-went-immigrants-nro-staff 
All job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

http://wgntv.com/2014/06/13/u-s-weighs-iraq-airstrikes-obama-says-he-wont-send-combat-troops/
US refused to send help against ISIS

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/16/napolitano-apologizes-offending-veterans-dhs-eyes-rightwing-extremism/
USGOV views returning Iraq veterans as terrorists.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/21/veterans-healthcare-scandal-shinseki-timeline/9373227/
Veterans administration denied care to veterans to save money and cause death of trouble making veterans due to lack of medical care

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/iraq-maliki-us-strikes-air-isis-sunni
US demands Iraq prime minister resign as condition of assistance in fight against ISIS

http://archive.armytimes.com/article/20111102/NEWS/111020306/4-000-soldiers-headed-Kuwait-year-s-end
Despite promises, Iraq troops re-deployed to Kuwait.


Kuwait/Iraq border.  K Crossing.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Product to make and sell at your local dark market.

Wired magazine did a review of the ax below.

I'm gonna tell you how to make one yourself for the system D economy.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/leveraxe-vipukirves-2/


First off there are many methods to make this but for the purposes of this article, I will only cover the most economical for low volume production.

The head is CNC cut steel plate and bent on a press brake.

Now you could use stainless for this and skip the powder coating and heat treating.  Stainless starts out soft, but it work hardens readily. It's harder than mild steel to start with.

If you are outsourcing this part, go with mild steel 1/4 plate and CNC plasma.

You will have to know how to draw this part in CAD. Measure it, draw it as a flat part and mark the bend lines in the file.  You can put notches marking where the bends go to save a ton of layout time.

It will run you between 1-2 dollars for the cutting and a sheet of 1/4 inch steel plate or 6mm will cost you around $150 USD stainless will run you more.

This is what a small CNC plasma table looks like.


Next is the bending.  

You can send it out or make a home made press brake for a shop press and angle bar.  

Benders work like this



Outsourcing at the most will be a dollar per bend  and that is crazy expensive. Usual costs are  around 25 to 50 cents per bend.

This one has 4 bends.  

Sharpening, you can sharpen it on either a surface grinder or for our purposes an angle grinder and steady hand. Go easy, don't over heat the metal. Start out with a rough grinding wheel, finish with a flap disc.

Heat treating, use  motor oil or sugar and a torch. Case harden it like a knife. Same method.




Handle, a length of steel pipe.

Powder coat it or paint it and get some of that spray on rubber coating they use for bed liners to use for the handle.

Sell them at your local flea market/hardware store/Craigslist.

UPDATE

10 minutes of drawing got me this half baked representation  working from memory only,










Thursday, December 18, 2014

Water cooled print head for polycarbonate 3D printing



Liquid cooled 3D print heads for 3D printers.

Now you can print polycarbonate.

325c and above



Senty gun prototype

Sentry Gun Prototype that uses a laser pointer.

3D printers in the background.

Mini Milling Machine Update

Update on the mini milling machine.

Parts back from laser today.  Test fitting together before disassemble and sending to powder coating.

This machine will pay for itself in just one job run on it.




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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Back to System D this morning.

Heading out to the system D to get some supplies and stuff I posted about earlier.

I'll bring the camera this time.  It is insanity, but it works. 

Got pics coming of the target designator today. Have to get it done after I get back.

Update

Did not get any photos, was running my tail off getting parts and trying to beat the afternoon commuter rush.  

Every street store I visited had no business license posted and issued no formal receipt.  As an example of the things for sale:

Power tools
Gas stoves
Solar panels
20kw diesel generators 
Chainsaws
Women's underwear
Sex toys
Flashlights
Bags of oranges
Cigarettes by the stick
Soap
Cell phones
Tablets
Silver coins
Fake ID's and fake diplomas.

My purchases that day included a vice for my drill press for $15, a new tap and die set for $12, and a roll or electrical tape for 75cents. 








Encyclopedia of homemade tools

New Method of Stabilized Gamera Mounts For Your Drone

Automatic target designator.

A little over a year ago, I made this little gem based on the software downloaded at the site below.


http://projectsentrygun.rudolphlabs.com/

It took about 2 days to build and the software took about 5 hours to figure out where goes where.

It takes about a hour to wire it up the first time.

I used a laser pointer instead of an air gun...   Now add in this instead...

http://wn.com/2,4_Watt_Diode_Laser_cutting_2,5_cm_thick_polyester_foam

Someone could lose an eye that way without proper eye protection.

Results:

Yes it works.  Surprisingly well.

Caveat, you need good quality servos not the junk ones.  Something used on model airplanes.  

You also need a very good camera with minimum distortion.  First attempt using a cheap webcam resulted in target being painted only accurately in the center of the screen and the farther from the center it became less accurate.

CAD files to follow.  You can laser this from plywood at a sign shop.

If a better image recognition software was used, it would work even better.

All total cost, bout 2-300 dollars plus a laptop.  


Have fun

Got laws?  

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/watch-this-is-why-russia-cant-attack-america-new-weapon-has-near-instantaneous-lethality_12162014

http://www.2laser.com/all_new_200_300_400_500_metal_cutting_laser_machines_--_financing_available

Now you see why you should learn Arduino and CNC.

The same $30 board that powers the above also powers this below


Www.diydrones.com

Get yours now and put away for a rainy day.  Some day these will be a controlled item.

Update:

Here is one I made for a laser pointer. Machine on bottom of photo.

3D printers in background.




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Are we the now Soviet Dissidents?

With the present situation in the US paralleling the fall of various countries around the world, and the persecution we now get in the US.  Should it not be fair to call ourselves dissidents?

Or should we call ourselves counter-revolutionaries?  Since the other side has used that term as a epithet against their enemies, it is already waiting for us to take it up and use.

With the cold civil war threatening to go hot in the US, maybe a more militaristic term is appropriate?

The biggest problem that the other side has, is that their military forces are comprised of the same individuals they target for destruction.

If you are active duty you are a good guy, and if you are a veteran, you are the enemy.  How does that cognitive dissonance work with in the residents of the District of Corruption?

One thing I do know is that action will happen soon.  The passive aggressivism by the other side will eventually become overt.  

So what do you do?

Take the first step.  Get ahead of their actions.

PS.

I would strongly suggest that you run a background check on yourself using the services of a private investigator, or at the very least one of those online checks.

If the info there is good, then salt it with bad data.  

If it is inaccurate, be happy, especially if they have your address wrong.




Monday, December 15, 2014

They do not represent you and me...

It's not about us anymore. Government no longer represents the good folks that vote them into office. As a matter of fact, why don't they just let the lobbyists pick the representatives? That would be truly more representative than the voting system we have today. I don't know if congress gets it. We're pissed off as a populace, and they will feel our wrath. We can bring it, so they better be on notice. 

Remember, the market is an illusion, nothing more than a distraction. It is the Matrix blurring reality. 

Read the rest here:
http://shankystechblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/morning-charts-12122014-spx-es.html

On a side note, I have observed politicians in many countries.

One thing that I have noticed is that politicians have bad personal habits.  Habits like drinking and recreational drugs.  Personally they do nothing for me, but having spent time around Americqn people who are in the super rich category, they all seem to have cocaine as their fuel that got them rich.  

Now having been around cocaine users, they work their ass off but they are prone to making bad decisions without much thought of the consequences.  This leads me to strongly suspect that American politics is riddled with coke users. We already know that the successful entertainers have a high percentage of coke users.

In other countries politics is done while drinking lots of alcohol.  We all know what drunks do.