Big Warning: The video linked above can be a bit disturbing
eugeniedefranval submitted: Peaceful female protesters pepper sprayed for asking police officers why.
Protest organizers estimated that about 85 people had been arrested and that about five were struck with pepper spray. Among those was Chelsea Elliott, 25, who said that she was sprayed after shouting “Why are you doing that?” as an officer arrested a protester at East 12th Street.
“I was on the ground sobbing and couldn’t breathe,” she said. The ongoing protests, against a financial system that participants say favors the rich and powerful over ordinary citizens, started last Saturday, and were coordinated by a New York group called the General Assembly.
Wow, that is some terrifying stuff. Someone is going to have to explain for what has gone down out there. Today we’re all left with the same question when faced with this disgusting perversion of justice “Why?”
Introducing…The URBEE – The World First PRINTED Car (WIDK)
Posted to WIDK by Emily Moore
(Daniel Bates, Daily Mail) — The world’s first ‘printed’ car has finally rolled off the printing press.
The ‘Urbee’ was made using a special printer which built up layer upon layer of bodywork – almost as if the car was ‘painted’ into existence, except using layers of ultra-thin composite that are slowly ‘fused’ into a solid.
But unlike most ‘innovations’ in cars, this one won’t break down after 5 years – Urbee is built to last 30. Project leader Jim Kor, told MailOnline today: ‘For us, this unveiling was quite a milestone.
Underneath is a petrol and electric hybrid engine which helps make it one of the greenest cars in the world.
Experts have said the car uses eight times less energy than a similar vehicle and can go can go 200mpg on the motorway.
It also has a sleek, futuristic design which makes it look like a prop from a science fiction film like the Fifth Element.
The ‘printing’ process, however, it what has attracted so much attention: it was completely different to the normal way car manufacturers build a car, which is to bolt chunks of bodywork on where they need to go.
Engineers on the Urbee instead put layers of ultra thin composite material on top of each other so they become fused together to make it 3D in a process called ‘additive layer manufacturing’.
Kor says, ‘We are a small group of designers and engineers in Winnipeg trying to make a difference.
‘Making things this way could revolutionize how we produce things. It has certainly changed my way of thinking about manufacturing.
‘This process of 3-D printing turned into ‘digital manufacturing’ would change the way we replace parts within machines.’
The Urbee, which took 15 years to make, has three wheels, two seats and a combustion engine in case of emergencies.
It can be charged for a few pence from a normal plug socket or from a small solar panel array or wind turbine.
The Urbee has a small single cylinder engine that generate a mere eight horsepower, yet it can go up to 70mph if necessary because it is so light and efficient.
Even driving around the city it can do 100mpg and Canadian firm Kor EcoLogic, which designed it, insists that it could become a viable runaround for normal people.
Project leader Jim Kor told the TEDxWinnipeg conference that the vehicle was amongst the greenest ever made.
He said the way it was printed ‘only puts material where one needs it’.
‘It is an additive process, building the part essentially one ‘molecule’ of material at a time, ultimately with no waste,’ he added.
‘This process can do many materials, and our goal would be to use fully-recycled materials.’
Although the prototype has finally been completed it will be some time before the Urbee is available to buy in car showrooms.
The team behind it still have to raise the money for a second prototype, which will be at least $1million (£610,000).
Even then it will cost up to $50,00 (£32,000) to buy new, although the price should drop if it is mass produced.
Other professions which have shown an interest in additive layer manufacturing including medicine with some suggestion that prosthetic body parts could eventually be ‘printed’ to the size and shape they are required.
Wow, I didn’t think they were already at the point of printing complex machinery! Awesome!
My whole dashboard today has been a reminder of how we are living in the goddamn future.
Usually not a fan of MoveOn.Org, but I do agree with this bit.
Day 23 – An LGBT image that makes you cry or makes you angry.
Tyler Clementi, 18
Billy Lucas, 15
Harrison Chase Brown, 15
Cody J. Barker, 17
Seth Walsh, 13
And countless more. They never had to if they weren’t made to feel they needed to. These happy, beautiful faces would have still been walking on this earth if it weren’t for cruel, cold, disgusting judgement. Please help end this repulsive madness.
There is just no answer to this – I might as well shut down my blog right now, because I see with clarity now that god must really exist or mothers would have more hands!!
Thank you The Church of Christ. Thank you.
I H8 RELIGION
After all, a woman’s only purpose is for the creation and care of the wee ones. Not only are we to bare the children, but we are to care for them while baring more. By this logic, we should have multiple hands in which to properly care for them. Evolution fails again.
If God exists, how come he didn’t give women more than 2 hands?
The human body is easily the biggest argument AGAINST any form of “intelligent design”. We are a poorly-made pile of parts.
Guys, I think this is a “Being a mom is hard” joke, not a serious attack on evolution. Can we all agree being a mom is hard?
Ask yourself what you are worried about if same-sex marriage is legalized. Whatever your answer is, ask yourself if you really believe what you just came up with. Homosexuality is not going to spread. It is not communicable. Society is not going to turn into a Lady Gaga video. Most gay couples I know are just as boring as you and I. They sit on the couch and watch television. They work at the post office, the hospital, the grocery store, and at real estate agencies, just like heterosexuals do. They eat out at restaurants and shop at Target. Many have pot bellies and don’t have much fashion sense, just like me. They own pets, and go to church. They volunteer, sing Christmas carols, and buy Girl Scout cookies. What are you afraid of? What is going to change by allowing these people to commit to one another and enjoy the benefits that you and I enjoy: tax breaks, insurance breaks, bereavement leave, medical leave to care for a sick partner, domestic violence protection, visitation of partner in the hospital, burial determination, medical decisions on behalf of partner. Really sexy stuff. You and I take these things for granted. Nobody wants to go through life not knowing how they will deal with some of these difficult moments in life. Imagine if you were denied any of the above rights when the time came for you and your spouse to exercise that right? I’ll tell you what it would feel like. It would feel like you were a second-class citizen.
I should probably do Transmetropolitan or something after yesterday’s incredibly gay run, but LOL nope, we’re doing activism and advancement today.
So I understand that’s supposed to be a picture of The Avengers… but really it’s just an excuse for Tony to have a giant portrait of Captain America in his house.
Subtle Tony. Subtle.
omg…I bet every other Avenger is like, vaguely uncomfortable as they go through the tower, surrounded by images of Captain America with vague images of various Avengers in the background
and Steve is just