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Inventor Hopes to Father Children With His Sex Robot

http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Robot-Children-76... 768w, http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Robot-Children.jpg 846w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Inventor Hopes to Father Children With His Sex Robot:  Spanish scientist and sex robot inventor Dr. Sergio Santos claims it’s only a matter of time before marriages between humans and robots become the norm and that the next logical step would be to have children with these robots.  While I like to think of myself as a fairly open-minded person, this does create one helluva lot of unanswered ethical questions like – do you raise the kids to be iOS or Android?  Or, should the sex robot’s lithium-ion batteries happen to catch fire during pregnancy, do you try and save the child or your house?  And finally, is it OK to pay female sex robots only 70% of what male sex robots make?

 

http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lions-Eat-Poacher... 768w, http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lions-Eat-Poacher... 1024w, http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lions-Eat-Poacher... 1102w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Lions in South Africa Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher:  According to a report out of South Africa, a suspected poacher was found dead last week after being killed and partially eaten by lions.  Wow, Bon Appetite, guys!  Talk about “justice being served!”  Guess we don’t need to ask who got the lion’s share of him – they ALL did.  Ironically, authorities say the lions only ate about half of the poacher – which seems kind of wasteful to me.  I mean, that’s almost enough meat to feed a guy like Jeffrey Dahmer for an entire week.

 

http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Donald-Trump-1-76... 768w, http://www.johnnyrobish.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Donald-Trump-1.jpg 802w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Donald Trump Declares He’s Totally Opposed to Domestic Violence:  After praising his former staff secretary Rob Porter who was forced to resign after his two ex-wives accused him of domestic violence, Donald Trump finally addressed the issue, telling reporters that he is “totally opposed to domestic violence.”  Well hopefully, that little confession won’t totally disillusion his hard-core followers.  I mean – come on!  If being a pompous, narcissistic, racist, sexist, homophobic, traitorous, sleazy grifter of a crook isn’t enough for them – just what is?

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Johnny Robish

Johnny Robish

Guns Don't Kill, Postal Workers Do!
Malibu, California

Treasury Secretary’s Wife Apologizes for Instagram Sniping

Treasury Secretary’s Wife Apologizes for Instagram Sniping:  Louise Linton, the actress wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apologized for demanding to know how much a female critic pays in taxes after the woman called Linton out for highlighting her expensive clothing as she exited a government plane.  Not to be critical, but her apology sounded more like “I’m so sorry.  It was inappropriate and insensitive of me to encourage the poors to feel badly about not being able to be me.”  That said, I can see a “Real Housewives” run in her future.  Now I’m no historian, but back in the day – didn’t the French use to send these types to the guillotine?

 

Eye Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Years In Advance:  According to a recent study from Cedars-Sinai, a non-invasive eye test could predict whether someone could have Alzheimer’s disease years before patients begin experiencing symptoms of the disease.  Wow, talk about a bargain!  So next time you go to the optometrist, your doctor will not only be able to tell you if you need glasses, but also if you’re losing your ever-lovin’ mind.

 

Cannibal Tells Police He’s Tired of Eating Human Flesh:  Four men in South Africa are facing charges of cannibalism after one of them handed himself in to police, claiming that he was “tired of eating human flesh.”  Oh for heaven’s sake, try another recipe and quit complaining!  But I get it.  Hell, when I was a kid, I used to eat meatloaf all the time.  Now, I hope I never have to see meatloaf on my plate again.

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Guns Don't Kill, Postal Workers Do!
Malibu, California
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Oscar Pistorius – is THIS why he really is not guilty of murder?

When the trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius resumes in the Pretoria High Court on Monday, both sides will be back trying to prove a 'whydunnit'. This trial has never been a 'whodunnit' – though it has been the most riveting example of 'carcrash' TV I've seen since the OJ Simpson spectacle.

Pistorius has always admitted firing four shots that ended girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's life in horrific fashion behind a locked toilet door in his luxury Pretoria East home on Valentine's Day 2013. He has always denied premeditated murder after a heated argument, as the state contends. He says he mistook Reeva for an intruder and fired 'without thinking' because he was overcome with fear. 

In this blog, I reveal a 'whydunnit'  that could  better explain Pistorius's behaviour around guns, and  prove him right to claim he's not guilty of Reeva's murder

By Csho Chilala

The legal  team trying to save Oscar Pistorius from jail may have missed a brilliant trick:  the weapons effect. The trigger pulled his finger.

The weapons effect is a psychological term for the mesmerising effect the mere presence of a gun can have on minds and digits. It is based on research showing that guns "don't just permit violence, they stimulate it as well".

It could mean Pistorius was right all along  to say he isn't to blame for pumping four bullets into a locked toilet door, killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the most gruesome fashion on Valentine's Day 2013.

His gun is to blame. It is the "smoking gun".

American Dr Leonard Berkowitz, University of Wisconsin emeritus psychology professor,  first used the term weapons effect in a 1967 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, showing the effects of guns on body and mind. He has spent the intervening years contributing to a body of research into the weapons effect.

Among his findings:  "The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger also pulls the finger".

Defence advocate Barry Roux claims Pistorius acted in "putative self defence" – he fired genuinely, but wrongly as it turned out,  thinking Reeva was an intruder lurking behind the toilet door.  One legal difficulty:  putative self defence weakens with the number of shots exceeding one.

Pistorius says he isn't to blame for four shots. His 9mm pistol is, because it's a semi-automatic. It fired in one burst, not "two double taps" – two shots, brief pause, two more – as Roux initially claimed, and witnesses testified they heard.

Pistorius also claims he fired "unconsciously"; at no stage did he "think about firing". Only problem is he also testified he did "think about not firing" a warning shot into the shower beside the toilet, in case a "ricochet" hit him. But no matter.

Pistorius could claim the weapons effect made him a latter-day "Manchurian Candidate", the unwitting lead in a "snuff" movie;  the gun that was his constant companion, even in bed, overcame all rationality, perspective and extensive firearm training.

That would account for the "eerie autonomy" guns seem to have in Pistorius's hands, writes New Yorker executive editor Amy Davidson; and for the "miracle of immaculate explosion" as state prosecutor Gerrie Nel sarcastically described an incident in which a Glock pistol fired in Pistorius's hand, while dining with friends in a Johannesburg restaurant.

Pistorius says his finger "wasn't on the trigger"; the Glock fired, despite a safety feature that "keeps it from discharging unless the person holding it has his finger fully on a sort of trigger-within-the-trigger and pulls", says Davidson.

The weapons effect might well explain the many examples the court heard of Pistorius's odd behaviour around guns; why on hearing a noise on an earlier occasion, and fearing  an intruder, he instantly dropped to the floor adopting "code red" or "combat mode", only to realise it was the washing machine.

Unlike Reeva, the washing machine emerged unscathed from that encounter.

Pistorius could claim the weapons effect was more devastating because his pistol fired four "Black Talon" bullets into Reeva. Also called "dum-dum" or "expanding" bullets, these come nattily dressed in "black metal jackets". They are about as ugly as ammunition gets.

In evidence for the prosecution, forensic pathologist Dr Gert Saayman described the dum-dum's violent effects, evoking imagery that verged on poetic in juxtaposed detail: It "folds out like petals of a flower", Saayman said, petals that are "furthermore designed to have very sharp jagged edges". It is deliberately designed to cause "maximum damage" when aimed at a target of human tissue.

One bullet made Reeva's head "explode like a watermelon", Nel said, referring to the "Zombie stopper" video of Pistorius blasting the fruit to smithereens at a shooting range, allegedly with the same pistol that killed Reeva a few weeks later. The athlete is heard to say, after poking the watermelon's mangled flesh: "It's a lot softer than brain, but ****  it's like a zombie stopper".

Another bullet carved Reeva's arm "like an instant amputation", forensic geologist Roger Dixon testified for the state – in a rare comment in evidence that made any sense at all.

One might idly wonder what Pistorius was doing with bullets South African soldiers and police aren't allowed. His gun "required" them, he said – an involuntary anthropomorphic allusion signalling weapons effect, if ever I heard one.

Psychologists might say the effect grows stronger with attachment. Witnesses, including Johannesburg firearm trainer Sean Rens, have testified to Pistorius's "great love", and "enthusiasm" for guns, and an arsenal on order: three shotguns, two revolvers, a semi-automatic assault rifle, another self-loading rifle and nearly 600 ammunition rounds.

Psychologists debate whether the weapons effect is real. Some research discounts it. Other research replicates it: A 1990 review in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology of 56 studies, confirmed that the mere sight of weapons can "increase aggression in both angry and non-angry people". In Accident Analysis and Prevention in 2006, Harvard scientists show that drivers with guns in cars are more likely to drive aggressively.

Experts say the symbolism and impact of guns vary, depending on "a given individual's consciousness". For some, they are a source of safety and security, fulfilling one of the most basic human needs in psychologist Abraham Maslow's hierarchy. For others, guns sublimate sexual needs.

The sexual symbolism of guns is subject to interpretation, especially in Freudian terms, yet practically every weaponry class, from bullet to bomb, has been associated with phallic symbolism. Last year, in a interview in Foreign Affairs, retired US Army general Stanley McChrystal said of his role in directing weapons use in Iraq: "It is sexy, it is satisfying, it is manly."

A gun can have "dark presence", writes New Yorker journalist Alec Wilkinson, and be about "possession of a tool that makes a person feel powerful nearly to the point of exaltation". He's not saying everyone with an "inordinate" passion for guns is unstable, just that a gun can be "the most powerful device there is to accessorise the ego".

Reeva's death demonstrates the fatal consequences.

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Rare Skeleton of 3.6 Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor on Display

Rare Skeleton of 3.6 Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor on Display:  Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”  Who the hell cares about how old it is?  What I wanna know is – did it leave a will?

 

Mayor’s Wife Awarded $85,000 in Fall that Ruptured Breast Implants:  A jury awarded $85,000 to the wife of former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock for ruptured silicone breast implants she suffered during a 2015 sidewalk fall.  The jury said in order to correctly adjudicate the case, they needed to get right down to “where the rubber meets the pavement.”

 

76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor:  Was heading out the door this morning when my Donald Trump-loving neighbor yelled out to me “it’s December 7th, remember Pearl Harbor!” I yelled back “Pearl Harbor was before my time, but I do remember Pearl Bailey. That ought to count for something.”

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Guns Don't Kill, Postal Workers Do!
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