Virtual Reality Brothel, Coming?

Available in 2015, Oculus XXX will transform your home to a virtual reality house of ill repute and will provide consumers with the ability to create the anatomical partner of one’s choice, from color of hair to breast size or to any other body part that warrants an adjustment.

Moreover, according to the Daily Beast, you can design the specific sexual act or positions that you desire, perhaps including sex you may be too embarrassed to ask for in real life.

Brian Shuster, founder and CEO of virtual reality network Utherverse, contends that Oculus Rift is better suited to bring in-your-face 3D porn to the consumer than the movie studios. “The studios doing major motion pictures weren’t exactly equipped to capture how the inner labia works,” he maintains.

I suppose if you add this to the equation, it might simulate.

I cannot remember the exact words, or who said it, but something like, ‘If you think internet addiction is bad now, just see what happens when VR sex with a Playmate becomes available.’

via Oculus XXX to Transform Home into a Virtual Reality Brothel in 2015.

Charges reduced in plea bargain: WTF?

Vann was convicted in 2009 of raping a woman in his Austin, Texas, apartment. He was released from prison last year and moved back to Indiana. Before that conviction, he served a year in prison in Indiana after he grabbed a Gary woman in a chokehold in 2004, doused her with gasoline and threatened to set her on fire.

In both cases, the charges against Vann were reduced in plea bargains, and Texas officials deemed him a low risk for violence.

Convicted of rape…. choked… douse with gasoline …. threaten to set on fire …..released from prison ….. deemed low risk for violence

1.  Prosecutors clearing cases by offering and accepting plea deals.  Ya’ want to have good numbers to move up the career ladder.

2. Prisons overcrowd with drug offenders.

via PilotOnline.com: national & world News for Hampton Roads, Va., from The Virginian-Pilot.

“..and now for something completely different.”

Dinner.

A bit better Stuffed Peppers

A Bit Better Stuffed Peppers

1 Lb ground meat (80/20)
1/2 Lb bacon
1 cup +/- Spanish Rice (see below)
4 large green peppers
1 can Rotel
1 6oz can Tomato Paste
6-8 tablespoons (KC Sweet style) BBQ sauce
4 whole leaves fresh basil

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350

Cut/dice bacon, fry to done, drain

Cook ground meat to medium rare (still see pink meat), in same pan as bacon, and drain

In a  bowl mix Rotel, Tomato Paste, BBQ sauce together    .

In a large mix bacon, ground meat, and Spanish Rice.  Add 3/4 of sauce mix and fold into meats and rice.

Cut the tops from peppers, remove seeds.  Par blanch the peppers in a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes.  Drain and set upright into a casserole dish.

Fill each pepper with mixed meat and rice.  Cover top of each filled pepper with remaining 1/4 sauce.  Place basil leaf on top for garnish.    Bake uncovered @ 350 for 30 minutes.

Spanish Rice

2 tablespoons oil
1/4 of a medium onion*
1 1/2 cups rice
3 cloves finely chopped garlic *
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 can Rotel
4 heaping tablespoons of finely basil

Preparation

In a medium sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add in the fresh onion. Saute for 1-2 minutes until softened. Add dry rice and cook with the onions for about 5 minutes or until rice becomes a golden brown color. Add in the garlic to the rice and saute for one more minute.

Add in broth, Rotel and basil. Stir it up and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, turn the heat to low and cover. Let it simmer for 20 minutes and fluff with a fork.

1 in 5: Math Myths (Fail)

Proponents of the one in five myth would probably respond that OSU is just one school (and possibly point out my own distrust of limited-scope studies). So I looked up the statistics for schools that have had some high profile rape or sexual assault cases in recent years.

Let’s start with Duke University. For the same four-year period between 2010 and 2013, Duke had 47 reports of sexual assault on its main campus, hospital and medical research areas and marine lab. The reports include rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape, stalking and domestic and dating violence.

If that’s just 12 percent of what’s reported, that means there would have been 344 unreported offenses for a total of 391. Duke has a total female population of about 7,446, meaning that 5.3 percent of the population has been victimized in a sex crime of some kind — far below the 20 percent statistic the White House is pushing.

Click forth and read all:

via Two White House statistics on campus sexual assault that can’t both be true | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Extrajudicial Taxes: Illinois (Speed Camera Fail)

Update Proles: His Majesty Will Make Up the Deficit Himself

A published report said his motorcade was caught speeding or running red lights 20 times since 2012, by the same cameras he has touted as ways to catch and deter traffic scofflaws.

“As soon as I saw that, or heard about it, the story, I said, ‘Look, follow the law. Nobody’s above the law. Slow down, period. Non-stop,” Emanuel said. He likely meant “full stop.”

The mayor also was asked about hundreds of dollars of red light and speed camera tickets that reportedly have gone unpaid.

“You have my answer he said,”

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You heard that right: Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. CBS 2 has learned the speed cameras caught far fewer speeders than expected. According to the Mayor’s 2015 Budget Overview, there have been “lower than expected violation rates.”

How much lower? Fifty million dollars lower. Emanuel’s administration had figured on $90 million in fines to help balance this year’s budget, but they can only count on $40 million. That’s a $50 million shortfall, putting pressure on the next spending plan.

Think about the logic here for a moment: Rahm Emanuel wrote a spending budget for the third largest city in the country that relied on a certain revenue number from speed cameras. Where’s the incentive for better behavior on the road in that? There is none. The fact is that Chicago drivers are far better behaved than the city expected. That’s an outcome you’d think the city would be celebrating. Instead, it’s considered a negative, because the speed cameras were never about safety, they were only a method to fill the city’s coffers to the tune of milliions of dollars. That isn’t so much public policy as it is an extortion racket that happens to have failed.

via Complete Failure: Chicago’s Speed Camera Traps Fail To Bring In The Revenue Mayor Emanuel Counted Upon | Techdirt.

Extrajudicial Taxes: Florida (Redlight Camera Edition)

Big changes could be coming to cities with red-light cameras after a Florida District Court of Appeals judge said it’s illegal for camera operators to issue citations to drivers.

“In Florida, only law enforcement officers and traffic enforcement officers have the legal authority to issue citations for traffic infractions, which means only law enforcement officers and traffic enforcement officers are entitled to determine who gets prosecuted for a red light violation,” the ruling read.

via Court says not so fast with those red-light camera tickets « Watchdog.org.

1 in 5: Shut Down the Federal Funded Rape Factories (0bama Alma maters)

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is currently investigating sexual assault claims at 85 colleges and universities across the country.

All three colleges and universities President Barack Obama attended are included on the list.

If any other business in the US harmed 20% of their female clientele the government would seize all assets and jail CEOs.

Why is our government promoting, nay even providing loan money, to young Adult women and men to attend these putrid pools of disrepute?   Does the government want Our Girls to suffer these disgraceful attacks?

If it protects Just One Innocent Victim……

Shut. Down. The. College. Rape. Factories.

via Every College Obama Ever Attended Faces Sexual Assault Probe | The Daily Caller.

Driverless Audi RS 7 concept completes hot lap at Hockenheim

Although well short of the 1:13:78 lap record set by Kimi Räikkönen in the 2004 German Grand Prix, the two-minute-plus lap time was close to the 2 minute 10 second time predicted by the Audi team.

The 560 hp (418 kW) car employed specially corrected GPS signals transmitted to the car via Wi-Fi, with redundancy provided by high-frequency radio, while 3D cameras in the car filmed the track and a computer program compared the images against graphical information stored on board. Audi says this allowed the car to orient itself on the track to within centimeters and allow it to drive with high precision and take the optimum driving line.

If you watch the video, turn the volume off or down to ignore the annoying breathless Brittish prattle.

via Audi RS 7 concept completes hot lap at Hockenheim sans driver.

New DOJ Civil Rights Chief Supports Marijuana Legalization+

Update: A Parade of Narco-Tied Politicians Are Winning Elections in Peru

Midterm elections in Peru have highlighted the growing influence of organized crime and drug money in the political sphere of the world’s top cocaine producing country.
Hundreds of winners of Peru’s October 5 elections are under investigation for drug trafficking, corruption, and even pedophelia, analysts and officials say, a sobering sign of the pervasiveness of narco-politics in the Andean nation. More than 21 million Peruvians voted to elect state governors, mayors, and local councils in races that were closely scrutinized due to the alleged criminal ties of many candidates.
One of the most high profile races occurred in Peru’s eastern Uyacali state, where Manuel Gambini was running for governor. While acting as mayor of a small district, Gambini was able to amass two homes worth about $180,000, more than 10,000 hectares of land, and a professional soccer club pushing its way into Peru’s first division — all on a mere of $2,000 a month in wages, the Associated Press reported.

Update:Afghan Poppy Cultivation at ‘All-Time High’

Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid for by the United States, according to government oversight investigators.

Despite the spending to combat growth of the poppy plant, which is used to make drugs such as opium and heroin, cultivation has reached an “all time high,” especially in places once declared “poppy free,” according to new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

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Vanita Gupta, the senior American Civil Liberties Union attorney who will take over the Civil Rights Division next week, wrote a CNN column last month praising the legalization and taxation of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. Her column focused on the story of Jeff Mizanskey, a Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for buying a few pounds of marijuana. Gupta argued there was a much better option than incarceration.

Good.  Score for common sense.

via Eric Holder’s New Civil Rights Chief Is More Evolved On Marijuana Than He Is.

But OG Drug Warrior Cully Stimson must have spilled tears on the keyboard writing his tales of possible future woe:

But Gupta does not stop with marijuana. In calling for all drugs to be decriminalized–essentially legalizing all dangerous drugs–Gupta displays a gross lack of understanding of the intrinsic dangers of these drugs when consumed in any quantity.

Heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and methanqualone are Schedule I drugs, which are defined as “the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Cocaine, methamphetamine, Demerol and other drugs are Schedule II drugs, defined as “drugs with a high potential for abuse…with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.”

Sound public policy must be based on facts, not radical unsafe, and dangerous theories.

Then lets look at the facts of what the War on Drugs has wasted.

Lawyers Trying To Get Paid (Environment Edition)

Taking a cue from the fight against the tobacco industry, environmentally minded lawyers have begun to view the courts as a new frontier in the fight against climate change.
Legal battles over US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies have long been fought out before judges and several suits are currently underway seeking to block its ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
In a recent turning of the tables, though, plaintiffs attorneys say they might increasingly turn to the courts, suing fossil fuel companies and energy producers over their greenhouse gas emissions or their role in climate change impacts, like sea level rise.
But, despite the lack of success, say legal experts, the tactic is merely in its infancy and might become a potent tool in the absence of adequate national emissions standards or an international climate pact.
In recent years, four climate change lawsuits have been filed in US courts — three seeking financial damages from fossil fuel companies and one seeking to force several energy companies to reduce their carbon pollution.

Personal injury lawyers get paid when monies are transferred from one party to another.

If there is not a current revenue stream for Ambulance Chasers to stick their proboscis into (prescription drugs, medical device, insurance settlements, asbestos, etc., etc., etc.,) they will try and invent a new stream.

I can only imagine the size of these Enforcers goddamn carbon footprint .  The Environment is the tool these ticks will use to engorge themselves.  Any care for the host is just part of lizard brain biology to keep the flow of funds fresh and deep.

If they are able to create a believable nexus, for a jury of honest citizens, awarding damages to ——– who exactly (?), then I will be able to sue them and prove that they harshed my mellow, dude..

5 Sided War: Syrian airstrikes on Daeshi

The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 airstrikes around the country in the past 36 hours, an anti-regime group monitoring the war said Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb jihadist insurgents elsewhere.

Meanwhile, a U.S.-backed rebel group claimed it destroyed two warplanes on the tarmac of Aleppo International Airport.

The intensified strikes by President Bashar Assad’s forces will add to the fear among his opponents that the government is taking advantage of the U.S. raids on ISIS to attack other foes, including opposition groups that Washington backs.

Analysts say the increase could be because the Syrian military wants to weaken rebel groups before they obtain training and equipment promised by the United States.

When the fire burns out what will be left in the ashes?

via Assad air force strikes 210 times in 36 hours | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR.

Daeshi Working to Ensure a Bright New 8th Century Through Education

The communist revolutions sought to eliminate the bourgeoisie’s power from educational and cultural systems. The Islamic revolution in Iran, on the other hand, aimed at the Islamization of science and knowledge by eliminating scientific and scholarly theories that are not in line with their religious visions, expelling teachers from schools and universities who do not abide by religious disciplines.

With the beginning of the school year in Iraq and Syria, IS started to circulate general regulations to reform the educational system to be implemented in schools and universities.

The regulations were introduced within an official statement issued by IS titled, “A good omen from the prince of the faithful to eradicate ignorance and disseminate Sharia sciences.” The statement was made in the name of “Diwan of Knowledge,” which is the new label of the ministries of education and higher education.

All topics related to the values of citizenship, patriotism and the like have been omitted, in addition to chants and anthems that might be in contradiction with the religious views of the caliphate state, according to IS interpretations.

This is not to mention gender segregation, banning male teachers and cadres from teaching in girls’ schools, and taking all educational and administrative measures according to Sharia. This includes interrupting classes during prayer times, compelling students to wear Islamic garb for men and women alike, in line with the Salafist adherence to Sharia.

The regulations also stipulated canceling classes in music and art, the courses of philosophy, sociology and psychology, and banning the teaching of history and religious education on religious minorities. IS views some educational practices to be religiously forbidden, as they include ideas and theories that are contradictory to the Islamic vision, according to the organization’s Salafist interpretation.

via IS imposes new rules on education in Syria, Iraq – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

The ads were posted by the group Women of the Wall, which seeks to achieve gender equality at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray. The advertisements showed girls and women wearing prayer shawls and holding a Torah scroll — rituals seen by many Orthodox Jews as reserved for men only.

Why would any religion, that claims to love a god, disdain and disparage women?  God wills it?

Putz.

via Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad.

0bama: ‘Lie, cheat, steal….’

“The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress,” Obama said.

He continued: “So this isn’t about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. I tell them — I said, you do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn out.”

Well, that was pretty transparent.

via Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans – The Washington Post.

The Telegraph gives the facade:  From patron saint to pariah: how Barack Obama became toxic for Democrats

That was the last D President

As he walked past the president’s voting booth, Mike Jones, Cooper’s boyfriend, told Obama, “don’t touch my girlfriend.”

“I said, I know you’re Mr. President, but don’t touch my girlfriend,” Jones said afterward.

Yep, Jones teased the president.

Mike, that’s Grannie’s Beard you have to worry about.

via Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’ « CBS Chicago.

WaPost: Rand Paul is such a goof. Everyone knows blacks only vote for democrats

Yes, there is upside potential for Republican presidential candidates when it comes to black voters.  After getting 6 percent of the African American vote — not a typo — in the 2012 cycle, there really is only “upside potential.”

But history would disagree with Paul’s optimism.  Not since Richard Nixon in 1960 have Republicans been able to crack 30 percent among black voters in a presidential race.

‘…and it is not racist because We said it.’

via Rand Paul says the darndest things. This time about black voters and the GOP. – The Washington Post.