Jun 14, 2014
On June 25, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, more commonly known as the Miraikan, will open an exhibition of humanoid robots entitled ‘Androids: What makes us human?’
The exhibition is headed by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, which is part of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University. Ishiguro is a researcher at the cutting edge of robotics technology, and is famous for creating robots that look just like humans, including the Geminoid, an android modeled after himself.
Professor Ishiguro’s research is driven by the question of what it means to be human, and by studying human behaviour and reactions in order to create an android that mimics them perfectly, he believes we can learn much about the human condition and consciousness.
This newest exhibition, which will become a permanent installation, features three different androids that each seek to provoke a different set of responses and questions in visitors.
The Kodomoroid is a remote-controlled android in the form of a human child, and its name comes from ‘android’ and ‘kodomo‘, the Japanese word for child. It looks just like a little girl, but functions as an announcer, relaying information and news on the weather and situations on earth and in space. She is designed to make a statement about the lack of knowledge many of our children have about the world today, and make the listeners think more profoundly about our futures on this planet.
This name comes from a portmanteau of ‘android’ and ‘otona‘, meaning adult. Visitors will be able to try conversing with and operating this android, which is the spitting image of a real, adult human woman. Her function is to give people the experience of socializing with a robot face-to-face.
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The Right Ingredients
Jun 13, 2014
All major world religions are currently waiting for a Messiah. However, the similarities between the Muslim Messiah and the biblical description of the Antichrist are especially striking....
A shocking new video Live Action released today catches the Planned Parenthood abortion business teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.
In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.
In the videos, Planned Parenthood counselors encourage undercover investigators posting as 15 and 16-year-old teens, to engage in the sadomasochistic practices, telling the underage teens “if it’s consensual, it’s OK… it’s totally OK.”
“What we’re about to release shows a systemic, institutional problem in America’s largest abortion corporation,” Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, stated. “It’s not a matter of ‘don’t judge,’ but rather explicit endorsement of violent and harmful sexual practices to boys and girls as young as fifteen years old.”
The group complains: “Planned Parenthood consistently fights any law requiring parental consent or involvement for minors seeking sexual and reproductive health care, including abortions. PP’s website encourages teens to circumvent their parents and the law.”
“Taxpayers, and especially parents, need to know where their money is going,” Rose said. “This funding is not optional – it’s a compulsory, government-enforced extraction going toward extremely questionable programs and dangerous advice for our nation’s teens.”
Rose expects Live Action’s upcoming investigative releases to serve as “a wake-up call for America’s parents.” “This is not a partisan issue. Whether people are liberal or conservative, or even whether they’re pro-life or pro-choice, I think we’re going to see a lot of common ground in the outrage over what we’re about to show people.”
The following is the trailer video previewing the series of expose’ videos that are forthcoming:
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Now, perhaps it seems unlikely that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church can broker the end to one of the world's most intractable conflicts, between Jewish Israelis and Muslim Palestinians (primarily). After all, Pope Francis is the head of state of a sovereign city-state of about 800 people, and head of a religion that doesn't exactly have a historically amicable relationship with either Jews or Muslims.
But there's reason to be hopeful.
On Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres met at a garden in the Vatican, prayed together, laughed together, hugged each other, and planted an olive tree with the pope and Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, leader of the world's Orthodox Christian churches. This feat of diplomatic acrobatics was arranged at the pope's behest in about two weeks, during which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to isolate Abbas' government for forming a pact with Hamas.
Read the rest of this article at - http://theweek.com/article/index/262854/pope-francis-the-key-to-mideast-peace#axzz34G98eAM2
Katie Real, 11, spotted the mysterious glowing orb performing loops across the sky from her window on Saturday evening local time.
In the background her spellbound siblings can be heard debating over what it is.
"Initially we thought it could be a plane on fire but it appeared to be dancing across the sky," Katie's mum 30-year-old Fiona Fearon told the Daily Star.
"It was an amazing sight. It looked like a ball of fire moving around in the sky."
Curious to find out more, Ms Fearon called the local airfield - but they told her it had nothing to do with them.
"I've read about these strange lights appearing during thunder storms called ball lightning but there was not lightning on Saturday night so it's a mystery," she said.
Children as young as 10 are being forced to sell themselves for sex on the streets of Brazil to cash in on the waves of football fans heading to the World Cup.
A Sunday People investigation today reveals how kids living in shocking squalor and high on crack cocaine are exploited by drug dealers and pimps.
And as 600,000 foreign fans including Brits flood into Brazil this week, the youngsters' plight will get worse.
I flew out last week to host city Recife on the north-east coast to interview children caught up in the vicious cycle of prostitution.
As a former detective and with nearly 30 years of experience in investigating child abuse, including the Jimmy Savile scandal, what I found in Brazil made me shudder.
Thousands of desperate kids...
TOUT for sex for as little as £1.30 after pimps order them to wear clothes and make-up to look older.
PLY their sordid trade within yards of hotels where British fans will stay.
SNIFF from bottles of industrial glue to stop the pangs of hunger.
FEAR for their lives after a 14-year-old prostitute was murdered and her body dumped in the street last month by a man who refused to pay for sex.
This shocking trade of young girls and boys on street corners goes on under the noses of police in the world's seventh wealthiest economy. With its enticing beaches next to towering skyscrapers, Recife is the fifth largest city in Brazil and will host five World Cup matches.
England will play there in knockout games if they win their group. But Recife is rife with drug and child abuse which charity workers say is the same across all cities in the country.
What immediately struck me is how young these children were. Many had attempted to make themselves look older with clothes and make-up.
Accompanied by a translator and a missionary who works with children on the streets, I spoke to three very young girls, one of whom was clearly not well because of the drugs she was taking and glue she was sniffing.
Lorrisa is only 13 and her frame so tiny that I am sure her growth had been stunted by drugs. She sniffed from a plastic bottle containing strong industrial glue, which they nickname "cola", as she explained how she lives. I held the bottle under my nose to see what it was like and the smell was overpowering, leaving me with a splitting headache. Lorrisa told me: "Sniffing the glue makes me feel dizzy and numb and it stops me feeling hungry so I don't need to eat.
"It helps me cope with the violence and danger on the streets." I was joined by Lorrisa's friend Raphaela, 13. She told me how she gets approached by scores of men looking for sex - locals, tourists and taxi drivers. They will pay 10 Brazilian real, the equivalent of £2.60.
She recounted a frightening story about her friend Mickela, 14. She said: "Mickela lived on the street and she was murdered on the day of a police strike . "A man picked her up by the Metro train station and she had sex with him. "But afterwards he refused to pay, killed her and dumped her body. It only happened a few weeks ago."
I was told later by an older prostitute who has taken on a mother role for the children that the police have failed to find the killer. In the three hours I spent with the children as they openly went about their business, a police car passed twice but officers did nothing. Pimps come and go alongside drug dealers, safe in the knowledge the police are unable to stem the horror.
Calliem, 14, told me how she first started selling her body for sex at 11. "I have sex so many times with men and they only pay me five Brazilian real," she said. It is the equivalent of £1.30. Calliem is a regular user of "cola", cannabis and crack cocaine - acquiring the crack from a regular dealer who visits the streets.
She said: "My dad is dead, my mum lives in a shelter with my aunt and there were nine brothers and sisters. "Three of them are now dead. One was killed in a shooting." Her remaining family know she lives on the streets selling herself for sex.
What was most shocking was the matter-of-fact way she described her life, as though it was perfectly normal and accepted. Calliem told me she fears the World Cup will just attract more men wanting to have sex. A woman aged 41, who has lived on the streets since she was seven, said: "The children are at real risk from local men and tourists." She pointed out one boy aged 10 who has been forced into prostitution.
She said: "The children go with the men because they are high on drugs or need more money to buy drugs. "They use drugs to numb the pain of the sexual abuse, become addicted then need to sell themselves over and over again to raise the money."
Individual Wealth in Perspective
A quaint comparison of what money can buy in today’s market has Bill Gates being able to afford every home in Boston. His $76.6 billion reported by the Washington Post or the $78.4 billion by Forbes seems a pittance when put up against John D. Rockefeller’s peak wealth of $318.3 billion (based on 2007 US dollar). According to your resident commissars over at MSNBC, "The median net worth of American households hasn't changed much over the past decades, it's about $20,000." So if Gates decided to purchase all the Beantown houses, whom would he pay for the bricks and mortar? Certainly, most Americans may think of "their home is their castle", but few actually own a debt free deed to their grand estate. No wonder the banks and financial institutions, are so fond of placing liens on real property.
The proportional context of looking at individual wealth within the relative value of global wealth is examined in the essay; It's A "0.6%" World: Who Owns What Of The $223 Trillion In Global Wealth, seems trite. Zerohedge concludes, "The bottom line: 29 million, or 0.6% of those with any actual assets under their name, own $87.4 trillion, or 39.3% of all global assets."
Here are the stunning facts:After absorbing this macro economic analysis, it should ease the pain that the stewardship of world wealth is in such trustworthy hands. No need to burden the masses with the weight of building wealth, when that formula for getting to the top of the financial pyramid, has room for only the few. The expert obelisk creators never meant for wealth sharing and the tools to construct one’s own prosperity are not included in your capital accumulation education. The liability of mortgage and property tax obligations to retain your edifice requires regular payments to maintain the privilege of possession. Ownership is only a conditional wealth asset.
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Jun 12, 2014
Will people ever agree to the kind of invasion of privacy that the mark of the Beast represents? Will they ever agree to be stamped with a number like a commodity? We may find it hard to believe...but we are already halfway there...
Or, Gödel Versus the New World Order
In the land of the blind, the 80s black science guy with 80s black guy mustache is king. In a recent interview, high priest of neo-Darwinian scientism, Neil de Grasse Tyson expounded the true profundity of his worldview. Tyson stated on a recent podcast:
“interviewer: At a certain point it’s just futile.
dGT: Yeah, yeah, exactly, exactly. My concern here is that the philosophers believe they are actually asking deep questions about nature. And to the scientist it’s, what are you doing? Why are you concerning yourself with the meaning of meaning?
(another) interviewer: I think a healthy balance of both is good.
dGT: Well, I’m still worried even about a healthy balance. Yeah, if you are distracted by your questions so that you can’t move forward, you are not being a productive contributor to our understanding of the natural world. And so the scientist knows when the question “what is the sound of one hand clapping?” is a pointless delay in our progress.
[insert predictable joke by one interviewer, imitating the clapping of one hand]
dGT: How do you define clapping? All of a sudden it devolves into a discussion of the definition of words. And I’d rather keep the conversation about ideas. And when you do that don’t derail yourself on questions that you think are important because philosophy class tells you this. The scientist says look, I got all this world of unknown out there, I’m moving on, I’m leaving you behind. You can’t even cross the street because you are distracted by what you are sure are deep questions you’ve asked yourself. I don’t have the time for that. [Note to the reader: I, like Neil, live and work in Manhattan, and I can assure you that I am quite adept at crossing the perilous streets of the metropolis.]
interviewer [not one to put too fine a point on things, apparently]: I also felt that it was a fat load of crap, as one could define what crap is and the essential qualities that make up crap: how you grade a philosophy paper? 
dGT [laughing]: Of course I think we all agree you turned out okay.
interviewer: Philosophy was a good Major for comedy, I think, because it does get you to ask a lot of ridiculous questions about things.
dGT: No, you need people to laugh at your ridiculous questions.
interviewers: It’s a bottomless pit. It just becomes nihilism.
dGT: nihilism is a kind of philosophy”
This is so ridiculous, I am at a loss as to where to begin. Tyson represents the latest, popular PR front man for the New Atheist club that have taken the Internet, bookstores, sub reddits and mama’s basement-bound neckbeards by storm. Before launching into this, I would like to remind readers that just as the media’s fixation and focus on planned events is engineered, so is the obsession and worship of these faces of so-called science. These “scientists” are given to you as men to follow and look up to, when they are utter and complete fools. Let’s unpack this.
Tyson’s statements are ahistorical beyond belief. Like any discipline, philosophy is a broad subject that encompasses all kinds of associations and related fields. Philosophy relates to mathematics, in number theory. Philosophy relates to technology, insofar as computer technology emerges from the philosophical presuppositions of Leibniz. Philosophy relates to modern scientific methodology, as modern science originated from philosophers. Aristotle, the father of science, was a philosopher. Logic, which is the science of argumentation is philosophy. Logic directly relates to mathematics and math theory. Tyson uses words, and words are part of a linguistic web, which is philosophy. Philosophy of science is an entire sub discipline, but the New Atheists have spoken from Olympus on that, too, as Feynman famously said: “Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”
Have these men ever taken a philosophy class? Surely they were required to study basic logic in their undergraduate program, do they not recall the connection and association of logic with the mathematics they use in their physics? That these so-called academics can make such ignorant, untrue statements suggests they are not all they appear to be – they are actually con men for a longtime British Royal Society and Oxford Inner Party plan to implement mass atheistic socialism and idiocy. Lest you doubt me on that claim, you will find it openly in the writings of Bertrand Russell in works like The Impact of Science on Society, C.G. Darwin’s The Next Million Years, Koestler’s Ghost in the Machine, the works of H.G. Wells, and a thousand other technocrats openly proclaim their “final revolution” to establish a world government. And it’s not accidental these devils rise from the Satanic smoke of England.
Read the full article at - http://jaysanalysis.com/2014/06/10/philosophy-phoenix-arises-to-annihilate-degrasse-tyson/#more-5259
PART 8 - WHAT DARKNESS LURKS WITHIN
TO BE CONTINUED...
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