“GREENBACKISM” | July 19, 1878

ARTICLE – “GREENBACKISM” –

The Greenback idea of the State helping the laboring classes is a great error. All such schemes tend in the most direct way, to the demoralization of the laborer himself, by relieving him of the necessity of laboring and sacrificing, which, in the order of nature, all must undergo, as the condition of the rewards that attend on industry and economy. If any class of individuals can obtain capital by simply asking for it, it is idle to expect that they will exhibit the self-denial and forethought necessary to the accumulation of capital. When all the motive for practicing these virtues is removed, is it reasonable to suppose that a class, naturally improvident, will voluntarily attempt to improve their condition? Capital can only be created by labor and saving. If every person in the nation were to start off on the first day of next month with an equal sum of money, those only who had thoroughly learned the art of saving would retain and add to their pecuniary wealth. Nothing can help a man who is not determined to help himself.

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THE LATEST THING IN ELECTRICITY

While doing research for another book, I ran across this article that some may find intersting. The article was originally published by the Chicago Tribune and republished by The Vernon Pioneer, October 11, 1878. I also found the information contained therein was remarkably similar to the content of “Evolution of the Electric Incandescent Lamp” written by Franklin Leonard Pope; the second edtion of which was published in 1894.

The “Telemachon” mentioned in the article was big news worthy of publication in newspapers around the world. The Colonist, Volume XXII, Issue 2496, 11 January 1879, Supplement . The Colonist is/was a New Zealand newspaper and they received the article from the San Francisco Scientific Press.

Credit: National Library of New Zealand
Recovered from: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TC18790111.2.20

ARTICLE – “THE LATEST THING IN ELECTRICITY”

The latest development of the uses of electricity is its application to certain methods that will transmit power by wire. Just whether this announcement is a clever invention, we are puzzled to decide in the face of Edison’s achievements. Mr. William Wallace of Ansorio, Connecticut, is credited with such an invention, and the New York “Sun” gives a lively account of Edison’s visit to the inventor and endorsement of his work. Mr. Wallace, calls it a telemachon, and the idea is that the power wasted at Niagara Falls could be carried to new York or anywhere else by conductors, which are copper rods. Hence the account gravely says: “if the whole power of Niagara could be utilized it could be distributed over the United States, so as to give from that waterfall alone a power equal to the present entire mechanical force of the world, estimating that one-half of the coal used is solely for mechanical purposes.” Whew! The lines may be tapped at any point, and thus this powerful current applied to driving machinery wherever demanded. Says the Sun: “These conducting copper rods may be tapped then at any point where the power is needed, and wires carried into factories just as gas is now carried in pipes through the street. In the factory’s telemachon would be placed of a power great to run the shafting. Thus the entire power required by the state of New York might be taken off along the line of the conductors. The amount of electricity taken off at any point would be readily regulated in the same way in which the current taken from a telegraph battery is regulated – that is by introducing suitable resistance in the local line.

Already, we are told, Mr. Wallace, by means of his instrument, is enabled to transmit the power of Naugutuck River a quarter of a mile. The power of this stream is great enough to drive the ponderous machinery in a factory where three hundred men are employed. “A series of experiment with the instrument has shown that in the transmission of this enormous power of electricity only twenty percent is lost.” Edison believes he can assist Mr. Wallace in perfecting his telemachon that the power may be transmitted from one point to another as though it were a telegraphic message.

We omit the long technical description: but are further informed that the electricity from the telemachon may be applied to illumination, and that the factories of Mr. Wallace, the inventor, are now lighted by it, eight electrical lights having the illumination power of 4,000 candles. In addition to driving all the machinery in the Union, the telemachon will illuminate all the cities at cost so trifling as to be laughable. By all odds the telemachon surpasses the useful motor of Mr. Keeley.

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Live From Berlin

Wikileaks has announced on its Facebook page and by Twitter that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, will make an announcement via a video link tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4th at 3am. Rumor has it that Assange is choosing speaking via video link, and not in person, due to the nature of the information he intends to release.

Earlier today, Monday, Oct. 3rd, Wikileaks tweets alleged that the Clinton camp is out to assassinate Assange before he can release the information.  Althought there is no direct confirmation, internet traffic indicates the infomation to be released is more about information Wikileaks has found concerning the U.S. Democratic Party.

Assange, currently residing at London’s Ecuadorian Emabassy, abruptly cancelled a previously scheduled announcment due to “security concerns.” Conspiracy theories are running rampant. We will have to wait and see.

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How To Get Internet TV

Vacuum TubesWhat I thought might be one of the final edits of my latest ebook turned out to be another phase of enhancement and clarification. Vickie and I discussed my progress yesterday and agreed that “it will be ready when its ready.” She’s real good about subtly, and in her own way, encouraging me to publish the highest quality information I can.

I am now reading through the manuscript trying to include information that I think may be lacking. I’m adding the nitty-gritty stuff, the stuff that really counts, the how-to-do-it stuff. It’s not easy but I do enjoy it. I did however start a chapter with some self-indulgent prose. I’m egotisical enough to want to share it with you:

How To Get Internet TV

If you have any doubts about the popularity of Internet TV or what the future of video entertainment is going to be like, you have to do little more than read today’s articles. Everyone has something to say about it. It really is exciting but it can also be a bit intimidating if you are totally unfamiliar with it.

I think my own enjoyment of Internet TV is the result of my innate desire to find “what’s out  there.” All the kids I played with, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, would reply with pretty standard responses, “teacher, fireman, policeman” and the like. I was the weird one. I knew I wanted to be a radio astronomer. As I grew older I found I did not have the self discipline to pursue such a career but it never kept me from learning, experimenting and dreaming.

Every time I sit down to research the subject of Internet TV, primarily for updates and enhancements to this ebook and others related to it, I experience deja vu and am again in my little “ham shack” with all the glowing vacuum tubes, the hissing and static coming from various speakers and the quest to find others far away.

I understand that you may lack this thrill. Probably all you want to do is watch a little TV programming or a movie or two – and with the least amount of trouble. So, let me tell you how to do that.

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