A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Feds Spending $10 Million to Build
Robot Companions for Children

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 7/24/2014 10:52:25 AM

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits. The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise. The project will develop a “new breed of sophisticated ‘socially assistive’ robots,” designed to help children “learn to read, appreciate physical fitness, overcome cognitive disabilities, and perform

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Toledo, 7/24/2014 10:55:25 AM     (No. 9938100)

Probably Illegals will get this first

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: jackie, 7/24/2014 10:57:58 AM     (No. 9938107)

This trying to control the kids has got to stop.. we will have a bunch of little robot Obamas or Zombies if this keeps up... It will be up to the parents to say ´not no but HELL no...My kids hands off...´

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/24/2014 10:59:06 AM     (No. 9938111)

Because liberals have no creativity and because they hate Christianity (ie, America) much of what they do is sit around and think of things that they could do to irritate us.

Ignore this. At least this money did not go to Hamas.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/24/2014 11:07:59 AM     (No. 9938126)

Any time it´s "for the children" my BS meter goes off.
Will they have to join the teachers union?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/24/2014 11:33:36 AM     (No. 9938169)

What a horrific concept.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/24/2014 11:37:58 AM     (No. 9938178)

9 million for salaries, 1 million for hardware and nothing to show for it afterwards....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 7/24/2014 11:43:51 AM     (No. 9938189)

OMG!!! Does everyone realize the frightening implications of this?!? Not to mention they´re spending my money to do it....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 7/24/2014 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9938227)

It will be great until the robots decide that they are superior to the kids, as well as the rest of the human race. Then the ones armed with lasers will make their move. Holy Terminator.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/24/2014 12:06:40 PM     (No. 9938230)

"Danger Will Robinson! Republican stooge entering room!"

"Sarah Palin is a witch! She will turn you into a Republican toad!"

"Øbama is a Saint! Love him!"

Yeah, the nation´s future is bright, isn´t it?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 7/24/2014 12:10:18 PM     (No. 9938236)

1984

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: obviousity, 7/24/2014 12:28:19 PM     (No. 9938259)

And what is the gender of said robot? Will its self-perceived/projected gender change as often as real humans change their underwear?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/24/2014 12:40:42 PM     (No. 9938283)

Will the diet and exercise robots be made to look like angry , ebony women with large overbites ?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/24/2014 12:47:04 PM     (No. 9938293)

#12 be careful what you write about people with large overbites.
Of course, it is better to pay gobs of money to like-minded friends to create something inefficient. What´s wrong with Rosetta Stone to teach English?
(I´m not learning Spanish.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/24/2014 1:36:46 PM     (No. 9938357)

#9, may I add:

[in a flat, robotic tone]: "Sing with me, kids. Obama loves me, this I know, because the WaPo tells me so..."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/24/2014 3:01:36 PM     (No. 9938496)

Had this money been set aside for our wounded wounded warriors and retired vets, then this might have been a more positive item. In reading this one thinks of the Jetsons--his wife, Jane -and their robot maid, Rosie

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: 4Justice, 7/24/2014 4:12:33 PM     (No. 9938604)

Robots teaching children to become robots...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 793959




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"



Sheriffs miffed about Biden’s
impact on local communities
Aspen Daily News [CO], by Carolyn Sackariason    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/23/2014 4:56:05 AM     Post Reply
The sheriffs on both ends of the Roaring Fork Valley expressed their displeasure Sunday about the impact and costs that Vice President Joe Biden’s short visit to Aspen this past weekend placed on their communities and agencies. Helicopters buzzing above Aspen and multiple road closures along Highway 82 and Interstate 70 on Friday and Saturday accompanied Biden’s entourage, which involved a 40-car motorcade and at least nine local law enforcement agencies. Biden, who stayed in town for less than 24 hours, was here to speak at a private event involving journalist Charlie Rose and other entities, according to sources. “The responsible thing to

Expert: AWOL Afghans
likely feared going home
Boston Herald, by Bob McGovern & Chris Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/23/2014 4:42:58 AM     Post Reply
The three Afghan army officers who fled a joint military exercise on Cape Cod and were caught yesterday along the Canadian border at a Niagara Falls bridge probably feared going back home, one expert said. “It could have been something they cooked up once they were here,” said Scott Stewart of Stratfor, an international consulting firm. “By any measure, things are going to be grim (in Afghanistan) once the U.S. pulls out and especially for members of the security forces.” The AWOL Afghans went through an “extensive vetting process” before they were granted a visa, according to Max Blumenfeld, a spokesman for

Poet: I would have died for my
aborted daughter’s right to
choose, just like she died for mine
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/23/2014 4:36:56 AM     Post Reply
Via LifeSite’s Ben Johnson, who notes that this was high-five material last week for abortion warriors at HuffPo. If I hadn’t read his post before watching, the first two minutes here would have had me convinced this was a poem of regret. She starts by imagining the moments she would have shared with her daughter had she been born, then takes to repeating “I am not ashamed,” as if trying to convince herself by incantation that she really isn’t. Even the rhetorical punctuation mark — “I’m sorry, but you came at the wrong time” — feels ironic, far too pat

More Defense Dollars, Now
National Review Online, by Editors    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 2:52:44 PM     Post Reply
Congressional Republicans cannot do much to make President Obama devise a credible strategy to defeat the Islamic State, or to counter Russian expansionism. There is one thing they can do, however, to contribute to the recovery of American strength overseas, particularly if they take the Senate this fall. They can make it clear that they intend for the next president to have the military means at his disposal to meet whatever threats we face. Those capabilities are steadily and quickly eroding. Budget cuts will force the Army to further scale back training for units based in the United States, allowing only

Miss America was booted from
sorority for abusive hazing
New York Post, by Leonard Greene    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 2:50:01 PM     Post Reply
Newly crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her college sorority for abusive hazing, according to a report. Kazantsev, who speaks three languages and maintained a 3.6 GPA while triple majoring in political science, geography, and global studies at Long Island’s Hofstra University, was booted with a friend from the school’s Alpha Phi sorority last year after allegedly hazing pledges, according to the website Jezebel.com. Kazantsev, the sorority’s head of recruitment, was exceptionally hard on new pledges, and made their lives “a living hell,” a tipster told the web site. Under her supervision, pledges in the incoming

   

 



 
Reason Magazine actually asked
climate protesters what they
want to do, and it’s hilarious
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 2:46:35 PM     Post Reply
Those in politics who spend much of their time railing about the dangers associated with anthropogenic climate change will often assert that the public largely shares their concerns about catastrophic climate shifts. You rarely hear from those oft-cited members of the public who are supposedly alarmed by climate change alarmism. Reason Magazine’s Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business Network’s The Independents, revealed why that is when he took to the People’s Climate March in New York City this weekend armed with a camera and a microphone. Unsurprisingly, the People’s March more resembled a throwback anti-capitalism

Wesleyan rules fraternities
must start accepting women
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmer    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 2:43:16 PM     Post Reply
Fraternities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, must start accepting women and all residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years, the school’s Board of Trustees has ruled. The decision was made “with equality and inclusion in mind,” school President Michael Roth and Trustee Chairman Joshua Boger wrote in an email to students on Monday, Business Insider reported. “Our residential Greek organizations inspire loyalty, community and independence. That’s why all our students should be eligible to join them.” The school has focused on issues with Greek life ever since a woman filed a lawsuit against Wesleyan two years ago

What is and is not child abuse
Miami Herald [FL], by Leonard Pitts, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 5:27:30 AM     Post Reply
My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Or so many of Adrian Peterson´s critics would have you believe. Peterson, a star of the Minnesota Vikings, was arrested recently for child abuse after hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch. A "switch," for those who don´t know, is a long twig. I should know, having been on the receiving end of quite a few. When no switch was available, mom was also known to employ a section of the orange plastic track from my Hot Wheels. Admittedly, a

Figures. Eric Holder Participated in
Armed Takeover of ROTC Office
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 5:21:21 AM     Post Reply
Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder took part in a five-day armed occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters as a freshman at Columbia University. Charles Johnson and Ryan Girdusky reported this at The Daily Caller: As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller

The Koch Brothers Are Far More Worthy
of Worship than the Earth Mother
Washington Free Beacon, by Sonny Bunch    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 5:11:03 AM     Post Reply
So, first off, nobody worships the Koch Brothers. But. If one were forced to choose between worshipping the Koch Brothers and worshipping the “Earth Mother,” wouldn’t it make more sense to worship the Koch Brothers? Consider the following: The Kochs gave $100 million to a hospital to improve the lives of everyone who lives in New York; The Kochs donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund to help poor minorities attend college; The Kochs gave $35 million to the Smithsonian to improve the knowledge of the nation; The Kochs pledged $100 million to the New York Ballet to improve the cultural life

Ebola Panic: Guinean Health Officials
Slain, Sierra Leone Shuts Down
American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/21/2014 5:18:49 AM     Post Reply
Guinea has made six arrests in the slayings of eight people who were on a mission to educate the public about Ebola. The Wall Street Journal reports: A team of health and government officials, accompanied by journalists, had gone to the village of Womey, in Guinea, on Tuesday. Although there have been attacks on health centers in several affected countries, these are the first fatalities. […] The victims from Tuesday’s attack included the deputy administrative official in Womey and the head of the health-care center there. Two top health officials from the nearby town of N’Zerekore were killed, along with a pastor

Pentagon ‘Seeking Answers’ On POW/MIA Day
While Withholding Answers On Korean War POWs
Washington Free Beacon, by Caroline Lee Smith    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/21/2014 5:15:30 AM     Post Reply
On Friday, this year’s POW/MIA Day, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office issued a new fact sheet on its efforts to recover US POW/MIAs from North Korea and the Korean War. But there may be some roadblocks on the way, according to a report from KPOW. “Finding live Americans is the highest priority of our accounting process,” the fact sheet said. “DPMO, with the full support of the U.S. intelligence community, aggressively investigates all credible reports and sightings of alleged American survivors of the Korean War living in North Korea. Since 1995, more than 25,000 defectors from North Korea have been screened for



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Lois Lerner breaks silence
58 replie(s)
Politico, by Rachel Bade    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:41:22 AM     Post Reply
Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS. Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m

The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus
36 replie(s)
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:39:38 AM     Post Reply
The United Nations Climate Summit will begin in New York this Tuesday, but environmental activists didn’t wait. All day Sunday, they filled the streets of Manhattan for a march that featured Al Gore, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and various Hollywood actors. But they certainly didn’t act like a movement that was winning. There was a tone of fatalism in the comments of many with whom I spoke; they despair that the kind of radical change they advocate probably won’t result from the normal democratic process. It’s no surprise then that the rhetoric of climate-change activists has become increasingly

Afghan soldiers missing
from Joint Base Cape Cod

36 replie(s)
Cape Cod Times [MA], by George Brennan    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 9/22/2014 6:22:41 AM     Post Reply
Camp Edwards - Police and military officials are searching for three officers from the Afghanistan National Army who were engaged in a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. Massachusetts National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. James Sahady said the three men were reported missing on Saturday night after travelling into Hyannis that day. “They didn´t report back (to the base),” Sahady said. “There is no indication they pose a threat to the public.” Police and base officials are cooperating in the search for the three men, identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar.

Robert F Kennedy Jr loses his cool
and grabs mic from reporter pushing
him about his own carbon footprint

35 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/22/2014 2:21:31 PM     Post Reply
He was a leading figure in one of the biggest climate change marches to date. But it seems Robert F Kennedy Jr was not so forthcoming when it came to questions about his own carbon footprint. Confronted by a reporter asking if he would give up his phone and car, the environmental lawyer became visibly irate before grabbing the microphone and accusing her of ´destroying democracy´ as a member of the press. The interview in New York yesterday afternoon started with a conversation about the number of flyers produced for the event, which Kennedy Jr claimed was necessary to garner ´people power´.

The Hillary Letters
32 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2014 3:29:20 AM     Post Reply
Note: Read the Hillary Clinton-Saul Alinsky Letters here. Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development. Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing. Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part

The 15 Most Shocking Statements in
ObamaCare Architect´s ´Die at 75´ Article

32 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/23/2014 6:52:18 AM     Post Reply
Last week, esteemed doctor and one of our ObamaCare Architect Overlords penned a column for the Atlantic that should win a Pulitzer Prize for passive-aggressive shaming. Although Emanuel claims that *he* doesn´t want to live past the age of 75, the article itself could have been a listicle titled, "Top 15 Reasons No One Over 75 Should Receive Healthcare." Emanuel even includes a monstrous but brightly colored graph that is meant to tell anyone over 75 that their "last contribution" to society likely occurred more than a decade ago. Good God. The phrase "the banality of evil" gets bandied about a

Something is terribly wrong
with the Secret Service

31 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 5:22:46 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening. The man, 42 year-old Omar Gonzalez, had a folding knife in his pocket and had left 800 rounds of ammunition in his car not far from the White House. Gonzalez had also drawn the attention of authorities at least twice a few weeks ago — once in Virginia, when he was found with a sniper rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, and a map with

Four teachings from Jesus
that everybody gets wrong

30 replie(s)
CNN, by Amy-Jill Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 3:52:29 PM     Post Reply
It was once said, “religion is designed to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.” Jesus’ parables – short stories with moral lessons – were likewise designed to afflict, to draw us in but leave us uncomfortable. These teachings can be read as being about divine love and salvation, sure. But, their first listeners – first century Jews in Galilee and Judea – heard much more challenging messages. Only when we hear the parables as Jesus’ own audience did can we fully experience their power and find ourselves surprised and challenged today. Here are four examples of Jesus’ teachings that everybody gets wrong: 1.

Lois Lerner Compares
Herself To Jeffrey Dahmer

29 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: Hybernicus- 9/22/2014 8:00:26 PM     Post Reply
Lois Lerner says she is no Jeffrey Dahmer. The former Internal Revenue Service official referenced the infamous cannibalistic serial killer as she broke her silence for the first time about last year’s IRS scandal. Lerner told the website Politico that she has been the recipient of threats and hate mail, describing how one person called her “the worst person ever in the United States.” “I just thought, ‘Boy, worse than Jeffrey Dahmer?’” Lerner quipped. Lerner, who led the tax-exempt division of the IRS, was forced out of the agency after she found herself at the center of the scandal over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups

Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for
Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

25 replie(s)
Breitbart Texas, by Sarah Rumph    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/22/2014 9:19:05 AM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas -- At an event today at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates. Perry made his remarks in a "One-on-One Conversation" with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith at the Texas Tribune Festival, an annual event organized by the online media outlet. Breitbart Texas made several queries to Governor Perry´s press office for comment, but as of press time,

Wesleyan rules fraternities
must start accepting women

25 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmer    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/22/2014 2:43:16 PM     Post Reply
Fraternities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, must start accepting women and all residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years, the school’s Board of Trustees has ruled. The decision was made “with equality and inclusion in mind,” school President Michael Roth and Trustee Chairman Joshua Boger wrote in an email to students on Monday, Business Insider reported. “Our residential Greek organizations inspire loyalty, community and independence. That’s why all our students should be eligible to join them.” The school has focused on issues with Greek life ever since a woman filed a lawsuit against Wesleyan two years ago

Obama Taps Star General to Build
Syrian Rebel Army to Fight ISIS

23 replie(s)
Daily Beast, by Josh Rogin & Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:18:07 AM     Post Reply
Gen. Michael Nagata is promising to build a new force to destroy ISIS, but lawmakers worry he has been given an impossible mission. As lawmakers prepared to take a risky and fateful vote on Obama’s plan to train and equip the Syrian rebels, the man who assured them it could be done was Gen. Michael Nagata, Obama’s point man for the mission to build an ISIS-killing army in Syria. There are skeptics both inside and outside the government who doubt Obama’s new plan to arm the Syrian rebels can work. First of all, the administration has said for years that the moderate

   

Post Reply   Close thread 793959





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS