Open-Source 3D-Printed Products, for the Win!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Jose Delgado, Jr. tries out the open-source, 3D-printed, “E-nable Hand”

Jose Delgado, Jr. Compares His $50 3D-Printed Hand to His $42,000 Myoelectric Prosthesis:

(Jeremy Simon) I would like to share a story with you about the power of 3D printing technology to transform lives.

I recently had the opportunity to work with a great guy named Jose Delgado, Jr., a 53-year old who was born without most of his left hand.  Jose found his way to me and asked if I could help make a 3D printed prosthesis for him.

Jose has used multiple types of prosthetic devices over many years, including a myoelectric version that uses the muscle signals in his forearm to trigger closing or opening the fingers. The cost of this myoelectric device was $42,000.  Only a portion of that was paid by insurance and the rest by Jose.  The cost makes it an unaffordable option for many in similar situations.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: “E-nable Hand” (aka “Cyborg Beast”) is an open-source 3D-printed hand, made with $50 in materials. Meanwhile, the myoelectric prosthesis described in this article is a $42,000 device, made with patented top-of-the-line technology. Guess which one Jose Delgado, Jr, a life-long prosthesis-wearer, born without most of his left hand, prefers?

McDonald’s is a Real Estate Company, First and Foremost!

The following correspondence originally took place here, on the Facebook page, “The Anti-Media“…

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)

The Anti-Media:

Artist and scientist Stephen Von Worley created. "The Contiguous United States Visualized by distance to nearest McDonald's," using data from AggData: (click here, or on artwork, to enlarge)

Artist and scientist Stephen Von Worley created. “The Contiguous United States Visualized by distance to nearest McDonald’s,” using data from AggData: (click here, or on artwork, to enlarge)

Rayn: The answer is clear.

McDonald’s is a Real Estate Company:

How McDonald’s Works:

And, considering the toxicity of this corporation’s “products,” it’s safe to say that they stopped dealing in food a long time ago.

Discussing Dangerous Household Products

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “10 Dangerous Household Products You Should Never Use Again“…

Plastic water bottles

Plastic water bottles

Rayn: 10 Dangerous Household Products You Should Never Use Again:

For years now, I have been warning my family and friends about the dangers of certain household products. From non-stick cookware, to plastic bottles, to antibacterial hand cleaners, to compact fluorescent bulbs, the list of everyday items that contain toxic chemicals is surisingly long, and the array of hazardous ingredients they harbor not only have the ability to make you very sick, but also poison the environment, as well!

Kenny C.just clicked the link, and started reading about water bottles, meanwhile im drinking a bottle of water!
This sux!
It seems like I cant do anything right 🙁
I stop drinking tap water because of chlorine, flouride, and all the other poisons, and turns out that I am drinking another form of poison, but actually paying hard earned money for it!

Rayn: This is how some of these evil, soulless corporations and governments operate. With multi-faceted attacks using soft-kill weapons, they hope to clandestinely sicken most of the population, while keeping true investigators scratching their heads trying to figure out why everyone is getting sick. We the people are being indiscriminately force-“medicated” by our own government under the pretense of good hygeine. And, since there is no regulation whatsoever to this “medicating” of the public, those who drink more water, or use more, or stronger deodorants, are increasing the amount of “medication” they put into their body. This goes against the entire idea of even western medicine.

Did you know that, while fluoride is toxic, along with aluminum, these poisons are not nearly as bad for you as the effects of combining them together in your body? As a team, these toxins will leech the calcium right out of your teeth and bones, and slowly make you weak and sick. They will also settle together into your brain, contributing to Alzheimer’s disease. To put it another way, the fluoride in your drinking water is not fully toxically “activated” until you adminster your daily dose of aluminum-based “antiperspirant” deodorant under your arms (incidentally, this area contains the two largest lymph nodes in the body). Because of this, it is difficult to legally blame fluoride alone or aluminum alone for much of the sicknesses they cause together. And, the companies that make these poisons are happy to hide behind this legal gray area. FDA regulation put them under no obligation to do any studies to show how the chemicals in their products interact with chemicals in other products.