The State Department is forcing Defcad, known as the Pirate Bay of 3D printing, to remove its 3D-printable gun files, according to Defense Distributed, which runs the site.
According to a note atop the Defcad website: "Defcad files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information."
Defcad was announced at this year's SXSW. Its goal was to provide unfettered access to 3D printable firearms, as well as other designs that can be used to print anything from household tools to pharmaceuticals.
According to a letter from the State Department obtained by Forbes, distribution of the files might be in violation of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Specifically, the agency is concerned about the blueprint for the "Liberator" handgun, which had its first successful test fire this week, as well as nine other 3D-printed gun files.
"Until the Department provides Defense Distributed with final [commodity jurisdiction] determinations, Defense Distributed should treat [those files] as ITAR-controlled," the letter said. "This means that all data should be removed from public access immediately."
The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The announcement came after more than 100,000 people downloaded the blueprint for the Liberator 3D gun, according to Cody Wilson, the law student behind Defense Distributed and Defcad. PCMag spoke with Wilson earlier today prior to the Defcad takedown; for more, check out our interview.
In terms of the legality of 3D guns overall, the Undetectable Firearms Act outlaws the manufacture, import, selling, shipment, delivery, possession, transfer, or reception of any firearm that is not detectable by walk-through metal detectors, or has major components that do not generate an accurate image by airport X-ray machines.
Once the file is uploaded online, though, anyone can download and print the gun, sans serial number, background check, and other regulatory requirements. That's what has Rep. Steve Israel worried. The New York Democrat last week renewed his call for an extension of the ban on plastic firearms - set to expire in Dec. 2013 - including homemade magazines and receivers.
After today's Defcad news, Israel said in a statement that said "we still need to pass my legislation, the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, to give local law enforcement officials the tools they need to prosecute people who would make plastic firearms using the files that have already been downloaded 100,000."
Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese – A Cure For All Cancers?
05-10-2013 • Health Wanted Now
Amazing results reported for almost every type of cancer including many in Stage IV.
According to Bill Henderson and his book “Cancer Free”, one of the many alternative ways to cure cancer naturally is the effective and inexpensive treatment of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. The basis for that belief is based on Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German doctor and scientist, who in 1951 proposed that flaxseed oil and cottage cheese (FO/CC) could readily cure cancer. She went on to write numerous other books on that subject and was nominated for seven Nobel prizes.
The numbers of testimonies can be found for almost every type of cancer and tumors, including many in Stage IV, along with many examples of people declared terminally ill by orthodox medical practitioners. There are also multitudes of case histories of terminally ill patients who began making almost immediate turnarounds and have lived for several decades. Even more incredible is that Dr. Budwig herself claims to have saved patients who were within hours of dying.
Dr. Budwig’s formula is not only an effect treatment and preventative of cancer, but it is also excellent for other illnesses such as strokes, cardiac infarction, irregular heartbeat, stomach ulcers, prostate (hypertopic), arthritis, eczema and all skin diseases, lupus, old age (improves many common afflictions), and immune deficiency syndromes such as multiple sclerosis.
Before going into the specifics of what makes this concoction so undeniably effective, I want to first refer readers back to an earlier article written by me and posted on my website called “The Real Cause of Cancer”. It was about the incredibly simple discovery by Dr. Otto Warburg who won a Nobel prize in 1931 for discovering that not only is oxygen deficiency the prime cause of cancer, but that cancer cells are also anaerobic.
Anaerobic means the cancerous cells do not breathe oxygen like normal cells and therefore cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Conversely true is that cancer cells love sugar, flourish in an acidic environment and cannot survive in a balanced alkaline environment.
From there Dr. Budwig was able to determine that it is the absence of linoleic acids in the average Western diet that is responsible for the production of oxydase which induces cancer growth and is the cause of many other chronic disorders. The next step was the realization that using oxygen in the body is an excellent way to eliminate cancer cells and that oxygen can be stimulated by protein compounds of sulphuric content. These protein compounds make oils more water soluble and are found in cheeses, nuts, onion, garlic, and especially in cottage cheese.
So now let me discuss just why these two unlikely products are insignificant by themselves yet when combined, become a very unique recipe described as “far and away the most successful anti-cancer diet in the world” by Dan C. Roehm, M.D., FACP who is an oncologist and former cardiologist.
The simple answer is that flaxseed oil and cottage cheese are synergistic which means that one triggers the healthful properties of the other. It is also true that cottage cheese loses all of it’s dairy properties such as casein and lactose, which enables those who are lactose intolerant to consume this mixture with no adverse affects.
Now for the ever-so- simple recipe that creates such amazing results. Simply mix one-third cup of organic, low fat (1% or 2%) cottage cheese without preservatives, with 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil. This should be done twice daily or if you prefer, both batches may be taken at once. Flaxseed oil has a very pleasant taste however I personally find cottage cheese an unpleasant experience so I prefer doing it twice daily. And by the way, the FO/CC combination is also an exceptionally excellent cancer preventative.
To help make the mixture more palatable I would strongly suggest adding a couple of tablespoons full of blueberries, strawberries, or other fresh fruits, or even some almonds or walnuts – all of which are also good for fighting cancer by themselves. I have even mixed in an occasional cup of organic yogurt – the kind with the fruit in the bottom.
That leads me to the issue that supplements and antioxidants are sometimes erroneously reported to be incompatible with FO/CC. The source for this problem was Dr. Budwig herself when she gave an opinion along those lines, that they might unnecessary and interfere with the desired results. It has since been confirmed there is absolutely no evidence, that there is any incompatibility, and since free radicals are a major source of damage to our cells, antioxidants are just as necessary as ever when taking this combined mixture.
Both organic cottage cheese and flaxseed oil are readily found in most health food stores however I would like to suggest two excellent sources for flaxseed oil that provide exceptionally high grade, 100% organic products. The first company is Omega Nutrition USA at 800-661-3529 and the second one is Barlean Organic Oils at 800-445-3529. Both companies are in the state of Washington and both also offer deeply discounted purchases for cancer patients.
In closing I can only say that a cancer victim is foolish who expects to continue with a “normal” diet and get well at the same time. Your good health and the prevention of cancer should be a lifetime commitment and if you drop the program after the two or three months it may take to heal yourself, then you may be very sorry down the road. Once again I am quoting Bill Henderson, the noted guru for curing all cancer naturally.
May you find it within you to remember this article and share it with those afflicted by cancer.
Ron Finley: "Growing your own food is like printing your own money!"
05-20-2013 • http://www.dailypaul.com, by LunaTech
I was in the car and switched the channel to NPR and listened to a great story about a guy who started a community garden. You can listen to the story here: NPR: TED Radio Hour - How Can You Give A Community Better Health - May 17, 2013
March Against Monsanto Phoenix AZ - May 25th, 2013 - 8 a.m. - Noon (AZ/PACIFIC TIME)
05-21-2013 • Facebook
We will be having the Really Really Free Market @ 8:00 a.m.! The march will start around 10:00 a.m. There will be speakers at the RRFM and hopefully farmers and bartering so bring things to trade, alternative currencies, or homemade things!
Won't You Be My Neighbor - AquaDome - UPDATE:
Our Domes are 3 Phase (3 different sizes of conduit - go to 'The MoneyDome' page for an explanation and links to Dome Calculators). Two Domes are represented by the piles of conduit on the deck that is now ready for assembly.
Some volunteers stop by to help put the Aquadome together...
Program Date: 2013-04-29
Chad Hudspeth (EndlessFoodSystems.Com) met up with Ernest at the PrepperFestAZ event this past weekend, and comes in studio to talk about their aquaponics kits (Bob Anderson from Tonopah - Aquaponics)