Heart surgery is an extremely difficult procedure. Even more so when the tiny anatomy of a small child is involved. When 14-month old Roland Lian Cung Bawi’s heart was failing him, his surgeon Erle Austin knew that he had to prepare meticulously for an intricate operation. Initially he consulted other surgeons, but this yielded conflicting advice. So Austin turned to 3D printing for help.
Using the facilities at the University of Louisville’s engineering school, Austin and his medical team produced a three dimensional model of little Ronald’s heart. Pediatric operations are difficult because the interior structures of a child’s organs are small and hard to see clearly. This model allowed the surgical team to come up with a precise plan to limit the amount of exploratory incisions, reduce operating time and prevent the need for follow-up operations.
satans-advocate said: pfft please. gimme a break. first she’s a crappy libertard, and now she’s hating on ponies. clearly another delusional female. *slips on fedora and goes to Gamestop*
walk in smellin like
I google image searched ‘communism’ to find a picture response to this, and I found way too many pictures of communist ponies and now I don’t know what to do with this information except to further confirm that communism is a dangerous fantasy.
satans-advocate said: bu b-b-bu but muh glorified white male founding fathers
He was a self-hatin Mexican with a capacity for rage comparable to Alex Jones.
satans-advocate said: its the absentee land owner thing that ruffles people’s feathers and divides a lot of folks. its def a controversial topic
Yeah, I’ve noticed. It’s also funny cause I was also kind of referring to a guy I know personally. There’s a local organization called Freedom Libertad that I’m a part of, and one of the members was all for “freedom” and “liberty” but would go into fits of rage when we discussed marijuana legalization or when we spoke in Spanish. He got so offended with the group that he left and sends us hate messages saying we’re nothing but dirty commies who need to go back to Mexico. True story.
the “liberty” movement: have respect for other peoples’ rights but not too much or else you’re a communist
Long story short: I do believe in private property.
I’m not quite sure how it came across that I am anti-private property, but let me assure you, I am firm believer in not only property rights but respect of the property rights of others.
Maybe you assume I’m against private property because I am against capitalism, and maybe that means I need to define what I perceive as capitalism. I see capitalism as a form of aggression mainly because of its scale. Large-scale capitalistic enterprises need room to spread and end up penetrating other peoples’ spaces and exert their economic principles on them. I often talk about maquiladoras on this blog and the damage they do to border communities. Capitalism as it exists now is not a free market. I do believe in free markets, I do believe in healthy competition as a means of progress. However, cutthroat capitalism that occupies space at the expense of others is aggression, pure and simple.
As far as private property goes, I’m more of a proponent of use-based property ownership. I believe you are entitled to the land or space you occupy, determined by payment or otherwise. You don’t necessarily have to pay to own land, as long as there is some sort of investment on your part in the land, building, etc.
The reason I don’t believe tenants of private property extend to things like outsourced labor as a result of capitalism is because the property owner is often not a member of the community in the place where the property is located and is thus an outside force in occupation of land. It’s encroachment and puts a remote actor in a position of power.