The Anti- Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is an international treaty being negotiated currently it has not garnered as much attention as the SOPA and PIPA bills but has the potential to become just as sinister. The negotiations for this treaty have been around since 2007 at the latest. According to the EFF there was an alarming lack of public information about the negotiations and the contents of the treaty itself. Not until recently has the ACTA treaty gone public strange since it has been in negotiations for so long. Many countries have shown their support for this treaty already; however due to the mass protest and rejection of the SOPA and PIPA bills in the U.S. the anti-ACTA movement has gained momentum. For more information visit EFF.org.
Stay Strong Comrades!
Monday, January 23, 2012
I am no expert so I encourage you to go to EFF.org to read more. The bills are dead for now but that does not mean they will stay dead. Many are now worried that "backroom deals" will now occur out of the sight or reach of the People. Those who would put PIPA and SOPA deals into affect are calling for conferences and negotiations in order to reach a compromise. Of course these conferences would be held out of view from the majority of the voting public. What some believe is that this battle will come down to one factor who has more money? Those in favor of SOPA and PIPA or those against it. Both sides have tremendous amounts of wealth and influence; but, this is besides the point, shouldnt it be US who decide? Comrades let there be NO compromise and lets do what we can to ensure congress listens to the PEOPLE it is supposed to!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
|A Pocket Canon|
Most canons like the ones shown here shoot a .177 mm B.B. a standard size for anybody who owns a B.B. gun. They utilize a fuse and black powder just like the cannons of old.
As I was searching this topic I found several hobbyists and engineers who have made all sorts of mini replicas. Oh the joy of the internet!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
This diminutive octopus only grows to about 6-8 in. in length, but has one of the deadliest bites in the entire world. Its venom is stronger than any animal found on land. H. Lunulata injects a neuromuscular paralyzing venom. The venom contains some maculotoxin, a poison more violent than any found on land animals. The nerve conduction is blocked and neuromuscular paralysis is followed by death. The blue-ringed octopus is the size of a golf ball but its poison is powerful enough to kill an adult human in minutes.
The blue ring octopus is one awesome little dude. Nature has shown us once again that size doesn't always matter. Don't believe me? Take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, find one, pick it up and let it bite you, then you'll see.
Information provided by thecephalopodpage.com and barrierreefaustralia.com