today i found one of those touchy subjects,
i saw a post by this fellow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzg-gpDIhBc who started a kickstarter thing to raise money to start a reprap, through looking at his kickstarter page i found out he works for the marines. for that fact alone he deserves allot of respect and if i could i would be more than willing to support him by sending him printed parts or any spare parts i have.
i want to see this project grow and mature, i am glad to see that he is interested and has a desire to share this project with others, if i can help him out i would gladly do so.
this is also where my personal issues start. i would hope working for the marines and teaching in them would earn you at least a living wage. i don't know the numbers so i wont go there but for what he is doing for his country i would hope he gets a proper income from it. my self though i am working full time at a good company, they treat me well, but i will be honest with ya, i don't make all that much, i will take home a good chunk less than 20k this year. i have to watch my money, and i am not always the best at it. Those are my issues to worry about not anyone else's.
has you can tell i don't like to see stuff like this, i am more than willing to help charities, non for profits, schools and other people who this would be out of there means to do. i just don't like seeing videos like this and people do stuff like this, it just gets to a nerve with me. i know people have helped me out like nophead and keven at kevins3dprinter.blogspot.com so thank you for all your help, and by the looks Keven will have a working unit before i will, the more the better though in my opinion.
i hope the other fellow there can get his project going, and if you have the means to support the other fellow to get his project going please do, i have did my donations for the money and that was to pioneer one and thingiverse. i hope people will keep up the good work and keep helping each other out, it will help us all out in the long run.
sorry about the rant. i will post something more productive soon i promise.