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Unhand That Robot – You Cad!

In our rapidly evolving society with its ever-expanding frontiers there are outposts where far-seeing people keep a lonely vigil trying to spot incoming threats from beyond. Giant Asteroids, Alien Invaders, Mutant Beavers and the Four Horsemen – there are dedicated souls worldwide on the alert for the appearance of any such catastrophic events.

But IMO none of these watchers are more important than a lonely little outpost with the title “Campaign Against Sex Robots” which is headquartered on the campus of a remote English university. The English, renowned for specializing in sexual eccentricities, are the perfect choice to keep an eye on this incoming disaster.

According to NBC: “Kathleen Richardson, a robot anthropologist and ethicist at De Montfort University in Leicester, U.K., who is leading the campaign, warns that sex robots might come in the guise of children, as well as adult women. (No mention of disguised aliens coming to earth to harvest our precious vital fluids).

“When I first started looking into the subject I thought, ‘Oh sex robots, that’s harmless and perhaps these robots would reduce demand for real women and children,'” she told CNBC on Tuesday.

“But then as I researched the subject more I found that the opposite was true—that rather than reduce the objectification of women, children and also men and transgender people, these robots would contribute and reinforce their position in society [as objects].”

She added: “We have the real use of women and children in the real world [as sex objects] and this kind of paraphernalia reinforces that message.”

While I fully agree with Dr. Richardson that a huge proportion of men worldwide treat women as sex objects, and that if they can pull it off would rather have relationship-less sex than have sexual relations with a whole, independent person, I’m afraid that the good doctor is fighting a battle that was already lost long before sex robots came on the scene. To my limited knowledge there has never been a society in history in which men treated women as friends and equal companions instead of as sex objects. I really don’t see how the advent of sex robots is going to change that – except that perhaps a few of the more obnoxious males might be attracted away from attacking human female and underage prey with their pathetic little dicks.

In this vein, NBC goes on to comment that “Sex dolls are nothing new, but there is rising interest in robots that can be used for sexual purposes, with electronics and robotic companies hastily trying to get them to market.”

One key source of potential alien sex robot earth domination causing Dr. Richardson nightmares is a company called “True Companion” that has designed what it claims is the world’s first fully functional sex robot—called Roxxxy. (Get it? Triple X. Super clever.) Roxxxy’s price starts at $6,995.00 but approaches $75,000.00 for custom designs. Custom designs? If $7k buys the basic model, what will 10x that amount get you? The imagination soars!

And then too, let’s hope that the robot maker isn’t far behind with Rexxxy.

True Companion’s Chief Executive Douglas Hines (a guy who looks like the only sex he could ever get would be from a robot) believes there is a real need for products such as Roxxxy. “We are not supplanting the wife or trying to replace a girlfriend. This is a solution for people who are between relationships or someone who has lost a spouse. People can find happiness and fulfillment other than via human interaction.”

He told the BBC that he hopes Roxxxy will eventually become a self-learning engine that is able to talk to her owner and learn his likes or dislikes.

“The physical act of sex will only be a small part of the time you spend with Roxxxy – the majority of time will be spent socializing and interacting,” he said. “Roxxxy knows your likes and dislikes, carries on a discussion and expresses her love to you and [can] be your loving friend. She can talk to you, listen to you and feel your touch. She can even have an orgasm.” (And presumably, for a fee, can be programmed to orgasm simultaneously with you so that you don’t have to suffer the emotional agony of premature ejaculation.)

What distinguishes Roxxxy from, say, a high end vibrator? I think the distinction is what has anti-robot forces so upset, because the distinction is that a vibrator will never be anything more than a vibrator, but a robotic sex companion can probably be a quite suitable substitute for what for many men is an unachievable holy grail – the perfect female sex companion. In other words a sex partner who is beautiful (well, in a plastic sort of way, but not all that different from an over-Botoxed human female), adoring, unquestioning, never moody, never greedy, never critical, always young, never too tired, always compliant, loves giving blow jobs and doing anal, thinks you’re wonderful, doesn’t nag you to shower or change your underwear, can’t get pregnant, doesn’t spend money, doesn’t care about flowers, anniversaries or birthdays, and never looks at another man.

So what if she’s a machine? I contend that something very close to a machine is what many if not most men want anyway – which may be why the good Dr. Richardson is so upset. If you expect more than the minimum morality from most unsupervised men you’ll be disappointed at best. If men could simply acquire (or rent?) an attractive fantasy machine that would give them everything they want from sex without demanding anything they don’t want in return, I have a feeling that there would be a lot of women left behind in the rush to the sex robot store. (Of course this just proves what women have always known – most men are shallow, fickle, superficial creatures incapable of having a relationship with a woman as an equal.)

David Levy, author of the book Love and Sex with Robots, believes that there will be a huge market for dolls such as Roxxy and predicts that by 2050, intimate relationships between robots and humans will be commonplace.

“There is an increasing number of people who find it difficult to form relationships and this will fill a void. It is not demeaning to women any more than vibrators are demeaning,”

Dr Kevin Curran, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, believes such products are about to become mass market.

“We would be naive to ignore market forces for ‘intimate robots’. Building human-like robots is quite easy once the mechanics are taken care of,” he told the BBC.

“Turning these robots into attractive companions is simply adding a ‘skin’. Not difficult at all and not done much to date as most robots are built in research-led institutions – not businesses. That time is coming to an end,” he said. “The danger of sex robots lies in what we read into them, how we form fantasies that, in some respects, become a reality — a reality where the human (male) user is expected to turn on his woman robot companion for his own, lone, pleasure. I think most of us would agree that this is very far from a healthy, mutual, sexual relationship.”

And of course that is precisely why sex robots will become wildly successful, because a healthy, mutual sexual relationship with a real woman is something that a huge number of men are simply incapable of having. It is that simple.

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Pure Medical Marijuana & Natural Heirloom Tobacco – A Logical Combination


I’ve visited quite a few MM clinics in Oregon and Washington and of course, like so many public venues, these clinics are “Non-Smoking” public spaces. At every one of these clinics I’ve noticed that there were ashtrays at the door, always brimming with discarded cigarette butts. So this says to me that many of the people who are using Marijuana to help them deal with medical issues are also smoking commercial cigarettes. (Duh)
Although most people, including smokers, know that “cigarettes are bad for you” and that “smoking causes all kinds of nasty diseases”, what few people understand is that virtually all commercial cigarette brands are not manufactured from pure, natural tobacco but rather from industrial materials that vast amounts of money have been spent on to make them look and smoke like what people think of as tobacco. In other words, it is not tobacco that is sickening and killing all those people. If they were smoking pure, natural tobacco few if any of them would have to pay the price that almost every commercial cigarette smoker now pays sooner or later.

I’ve written long and detailed research reports on this topic but, very understandably, few people like to read complex technical materials, so it has been a great frustration to me to try to communicate with cigarette smokers how and why they and all those around them are being poisoned, sickened, and killed so that a murderous industry can thrive.

So I won’t go on and on here either, because I respect your time and don’t want to lose any interest you may have in this subject.

So let me offer you a 30 minute video that I did in the late 1980s which does a pretty good job of laying out the basic information behind the cigarette industry’s criminal behavior – and then let me describe the amazing opportunity that this terrible situation creates for many different sectors of the Medical Marijuana sector.

So, if you have watched this video (thank you), please consider what would happen if the Medical Marijuana community, and especially the Medical Marijuana grower community, decided that we have both the means and the responsibility to grow and produce pure, natural heirloom tobacco products in addition to the high quality Cannabis already being produced for the MM patient community.

smokerWe already have a well-established market, and we have the full confidence of people in that market. If we started selling pure, natural tobacco alongside the pure, natural Cannabis that patients are now buying from us – why wouldn’t most of our patients choose the real thing over industrialized poison. Besides, anyone who enjoys smoking what they think is tobacco now will go absolutely berserk when they get a taste of true, natural tobacco. Believe me – I’ve seen it happen, and it happens every time.

I will be happy to provide growers and entrepreneurs all the information and technical support they would need to get a natural tobacco operation up and running, from choosing which heirloom varieties to grow to the curing, flavoring, processing and small-scale manufacturing of a line of natural tobacco products. This is a project that has been close to my heart for many, many years I would welcome the chance to help to make it happen.

If we act together, we can not only offer safe and effective Cannabis medication & treatment to patients, but also take a huge step toward prevention of many of the conditions and diseases that plague the lives that are being poisoned by this loathsome industry. And we can create enormous business opportunities by doing so.

I know about the business opportunities first-hand. In the early 1980s my friend and partner Robert Marion and I created the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. And I developed the company’s flagship brand American Spirit. But because I was an idiot I lost the company early in its life, but quite a few friends of mine who put $500 or $1000 into SFNT company stock in those early days are now millionaires. I, unfortunately, am not.

So I know the kind of business opportunity that natural tobacco products represent, and I believe strongly that the MM movement is in prime position to create not one, but dozens of natural tobacco products businesses right alongside the MM clinics, dispensaries, and grow-houses that are now flourishing in so much of America.

Many of us in the MM movement are very concerned about the designs that we know the worldwide cigarette industry has on this rapidly growing sector. What better way to cut these criminals off at the knees than to find an effective way to take away a large portion of their customer base?

Yes, there would be obstacles. The federal government would not be a friend – it would be a very active antagonist. The cigarette industry itself controls politicians and regulators at every level of government. But hey – didn’t we just win a huge victory for both medical and recreational marijuana by going up against exactly those kinds of odds and not backing down?

We can do the same thing with natural tobacco that we did with medical marijuana, and we can not only give a lot of people the gift of a healthier lifestyle, we can also be pro-active in fighting off what we know is the coming assault on our new and – let’s admit it – still a little vulnerable MM industry by the cigarette company predators.

Finally, just to be explicit about the role that the Medical Marijuana community can and, IMO, should play in helping patients transition from smoking poisonous industrial waste to smoking pure natural heirloom tobacco, check out this list of the top ten diseases caused by smoking commercial cigarettes – and reflect on how many of these diseases Medical Marijuana is already helping patients deal with.

1. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
2. Cardiovascular (heart) disease
3. Cancer (lung cancer, esophagus cancer, larynx cancer, mouth cancer, throat cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach cancer, cancer of the pancreas, liver cancer, cancer of the penis and cervix cancer)
4. Emphysema
5. Chronic Bronchitis
6. Asthma
7. Stroke
8. Hypertension
9. Atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty substances in the arteries)
10. Impotence
Now I ask you, if Medical Marijuana professionals and entrepreneurs can not only help those who suffer from these diseases to safely and effectively treat and in the case of some of these diseases cure their illness, how much greater impact could we have if we were also instrumental in helping prevent people from getting sick in the first place?

If ever there was an opportunity to do well by doing good, this is it.