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The Mighty Trabuco Of Ancient Times

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The trebuchet, or Trabuco, was an ancient war machine originally designed and used by the ancient Chinese during siege warfare. In ancient times it was common for the defenders of a country and fortify themselves behind huge stone walls or inside of well-protected castles. These buildings were quite impenetrable, especially when you consider the absence of modern-day weaponry such as gunpowder or the ability to attack from the sky. A well-supplied fortification could normally stay self-contained for months, leaving the attackers to fight a war of attrition and receiving many casualties as a result. In order to remedy this, siege weapons, such as the Trabuco, were created to remove these fortifications.

The concept of the Trabuco is quite easy; you use built up momentum to hurl a large object into the fortified location and hope that it is powerful enough to topple it down. The first Trabuco used by the Chinese were traction Trabuco according to These simple siege machines were operated by a small team of soldiers who used manpower to hurl the stone forward.


The projectile was held in a leather strap attached to a long pole. This pole was connected to a heavy stand in order to plant it firmly to the ground. These archaic Trabuco were eventually replaced by more powerful counterbalance versions that required more operators were larger and could do a significant amount of damage to fortifications and their defenders.

Counterbalance Trabuco used an attached end weight to launch a large number of projectiles at once towards a target. These weapons were slow to load as a team of operators needed to place stones into a large net by hand. Once loaded the chief operator would pull a lever after surveying where the shot would land. Once pulled the barrage of stones would travel a considerable distance, striking the target and causing massive damage. The Trabuco was used until the invention of gunpowder, which officially labeled the siege weapon as being obsolete. Gunpowder devices were far more capable and damage inducing, required less time to load and less training.

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Getting to Know Adam Milstein

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Adam Milstein is a real estate developer living in Encino, CA with his wife Gila. He has three daughters, one granddaughter and two grandsons. Adam normally hosts conversations regarding pertinent issues in the Jewish-American communities by inviting inspiring policymakers, elected officials, activists and artists.

Adam Milstein has been recognized as one of the top 25 Twitter activists and also features among the top 100 people with the most influence to the Israeli community in America. He has vehemently been opposing the agenda of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement and concurrently written about the effects of the movement to the Jewish-American communities, both in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1974, Adam Milstein got married to his wife Gila Elgrably before moving his family to America in 1981. He later on graduated with a second degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina. Together with his wife, Adam runs a foundation christened Adam and Gifa Milstein Family Foundation. With this foundation, they have helped many continuing students and young professionals to pursue their dream careers through education. The foundation majorly focuses on assisting deprived individuals with a Jewish background. Besides, he also sits in the board of other relevant institutions, including Hasbara Fellowships, Stand by Me, Birthright Israel, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee National Council. Adam also co-founded one of the upcoming, most-influential Jewish organizations named Israeli-American Council.

In his career line, Adam has focused on acquiring, repositioning and rehabilitating industrial, office, retail and multi-family properties. He is also the managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, where he oversees the depositing accounting and financing departments of the firm.

Adam Milstein hails from Israel, his birth country. However, his father only migrated to Israel in 1948 when the country was being founded. As such, Hillel Milstein was also part of the revolution and worked as a combat sailor during the independence war. Hillel Milstein later on became a real estate developer. His wife, Eva Milstein, worked as a homemaker. She also migrated to Israel in 1949. The two later on got married in 1950. Adam Milstein spent most of his early years at Kiryat Motzkin. Follo him at twiiter

Mark Mofid, Changing Perceptions In Plastic Surgery

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San Diego plastic surgeon, Mark Mofid, has pioneered and innovated some of the latest methods in gluteal augmentation. Although this procedure is an aesthetic practice, Dr. Mark Mofid is looking to have conversations with his peers about the origins of the procedure and how it can be done is a safe manner. His goal is to alter the perception of his peers as they discuss research he has done and innovative procedures he has created.

Described as confident, conservative and contemplative in his approach to gluteal augmentation, Dr. Mark Mofid sets boundaries when working with patients. Bigger isn’t always better and the doctor doesn’t hesitate to disagree with patients who want to push the boundaries. He won’t use implants larger than 330cc and sub-facial placement is never an option. Dr. Mark Mofid won’t go beyond what he thinks will look appealing, even though his patients insist it will make them look better or increase their fame. The risks of trouble over time out weigh the patients desire to go bigger and more

When Mark Mofid started practicing the procedure of gluteal augmentation about eight years ago, he was not satisfied with the option of silicon implants on the shelves. Then the available implants were too large for inter-muscular placement. He used to spend hours before surgeries trying to carve implants to look more appealing for placement during surgery. All of this time and effort resulted in the doctor coming up with a new implant to be used in gluteal augmentation. He designed a low profile round implant that solved two of his major problems and looked more natural.

Mark Mofid, was educated at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. He then studied under Raul Gonzales, a plastic surgeon in Brazil who began preforming buttock surgeries in 1984. He considers Brazil to be leading the way when it comes to body contouring surgery. As popularity of gluteal augmentation grows in the United States expect to hear more from Dr. Mofid as he is sure to be leading the way and training others.