Daily Archives: July 1, 2015
The rapper who cut off his own penis while high on drugs has opened up about what made him do it and claims that he is proud of what he did.
The Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated Rapper Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson spoke to the celebrity news site VladTV on Friday about the April 2014 incident in which he sliced off most of his manhood, before jumping from a second-story window.
The 41-year-old rapper told his interviewer that a toxic mix of PCP, meth, Molly, alcohol, lack of sleep and depression caused by child custody issues made him to take a steak knife and chop off his genitals during what he called a “PCP party” on April 16, 2014. (Scroll down for the interview.)
1. Rapper Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson gave an interview to VladTV Friday to set the record straight about last year’s bizarre incident in which he cut off most of his penis.
I was high as a mother****ing man, with no sleep and just frustrated ’cause I could not talk to my babies.
And I’m paying like three child support payments and I’m seeing none of my kids, and I rally thought for that moment in time that I really hurt myself by not having a vasectomy or whatnot. I was going to give myself one.
He explained that he had recently been reading about monks who castrated themselves and became inspired by them.
2. The 41-year-old rapper explained that he was high on PCP and drugs and depressed because he had been banned from seeing his children when he decided to mutilate his body.
Then he grabbed a steak knife and proceeded to cut his genitals off. However, the rapper insists that he did not cut off his entire penis. He said:
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Two robots have tied the knot in Japan in what is thought to be the first wedding of its kind in the world.
Frois, the groom, and bride Yukirin walked the aisle, wore traditional outfits and even carried out a ‘wedding kiss’ at the event in Tokyo on Saturday.
Special invitations were made, featuring a picture of the two robots inset in a heart, and the 100-strong congregation included a range of smaller robotic models.
After the ceremony the couple even managed to ‘cut a cake’ before an automated orchestra performed a song for the equivalent of their first dance.
The event was organised by Maywa Denki, which produces electronic accessories and designed the groom Frois.
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Two robots have tied the knot in Japan in what is thought to be the first wedding of its kind in the world.
Robin Pedraja, a lanky 28-year-old former design student from Havana, walked into the Cuban government’s office of periodicals and publications early last year seeking approval for a dream: starting an online magazine about Cuba’s urban youth culture. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans in recent years have been able to obtain licenses for small businesses, albeit only in a limited set of service categories such as restaurants, hair salons and translation. Media remains under strict government control. An online magazine? Pedraja was laughed off even before he could finish his pitch.
He decided to publish anyway, without identifying the magazine’s creators. The first issue of Vistar came out last March. “We had nothing to lose,” he tells me on a recent visit to his office, a room the size of a walk-in closet in his Havana apartment. Vistar is packed with attitude and eye-catching photography, covering music, art, ballet, food and celebrities. “It’s a reflection of a new Cuban generation,” says Pedraja, who grew up among artists and musicians in Havana. Soon the artsy young Cubans who were reading Vistar all seemed to know who was behind it. So Vistar published its masthead a few issues later, with Pedraja’s name at the top, e-mail address included.
Sixteen monthly issues into his supposed transgression, Pedraja has yet to hear any official objections. That’s not unusual in Cuba’s murky legal environment. “There’s an attitude among some government officials that ‘I’m not going to authorize something, but I’m not going to prohibit it either,’ ” says Carlos Alzugaray, a retired diplomat and former head of Cuba’s mission to the European Union.
More surprising: the success of an online magazine in a country where only a tiny minority have access to the Internet. Cubans by and large can’t have home connections, and access at hotels costs about $7 an hour, out of reach for most. To circumvent that problem, Vistar’s readers–a best guess is somewhere in the tens or hundreds of thousands–share the magazine through memory sticks or hard drives. Pedraja in turn supports himself and more than a dozen staffers through advertising–also remarkable, since advertising not tied to the government has been virtually nonexistent in Cuba for 50 years. “ We’re not waiting for modernization,” Pedraja says. “We’re pushing forward, adding our little grain of sand.”
Those grains are starting to accumulate. Cuba’s frosty relations with the U.S. are thawing quickly, but even before President Obama’s historic decision in December to begin normalizing relations, Cuba’s private sector had been undergoing a massive transformation. Back in the mid-1970s Fidel Castro began moving in fits and starts to open up the economy to entrepreneurs in a few business categories. In the last few years, however, since Fidel’s younger brother Raul took over, the number of licensed cuentapropistas (roughly translated as “those who are on their own”) has soared to more than 471,000 across more than 200 approved professions, from upholsterer to children’s pony wagon operator, as of 2014. At least another million of Cuba’s 5 million workers are engaged in some form of official or unofficial private sector activity.
The word “Internet” may not appear on any approved government list of professions, but that isn’t stopping young Cubans, such as Vistar’s Pedraja, from harnessing the digital revolution. Smartphones are common, but they lack data connections. With no legal way to send or receive payments through credit cards or PayPal , charging for an app via Google’s GOOGL +0.62% Play or Apple’s AAPL +0.87% App Store is not an option.
Dutch paediatricians are backing euthanasia for children aged from 1 to 12. In a position paper released on June 19, the NVK (the Dutch Paediatricians’ Association) recommended that deliberate termination of life be available when palliative care is ineffective.
“We feel that an arbitrary age limit such as 12 should be changed,” said Professor Eduard Verhagen, of Groningen University, a long-time champion of euthanasia for children. “Each child’s ability to ask to die should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.”
Belgium has already removed the age limit on euthanasia and the Netherlands is lagging behind. Under the current rules, children between 12 and 16 must have parental approval, while euthanasia is banned for those under 12 – except for children under 12 months, who can be euthanased involuntarily.
“If a child under 12 satisfies the same conditions, paediatricians are currently powerless. It’s time to address this problem,” said Professor Verhagen.
The guidelines suggest that the NVK does not believe that anyone will abuse the proposed protocols. “The NVK considers it a great good that the process of decision-making about the end of life is so careful in our country,” they say.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company’s harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.
An executive for Purdue Pharma says the company wants more time to review and analyze its data. As a result, the company has withdrawn its application that was slated to be reviewed before a Food and Drug Administration committee next week.
“Given the complexity of epidemiological research and the unprecedented nature of this exercise, we’ve made the decision to complete additional analyses,” said Dr. Richard Fanelli, the company’s head of regulatory affairs, in an emailed statement.
FDA meetings are typically planned months in advance and cancellations are highly unusual. The agency must present detailed evaluations of the company’s application and coordinate travel for outside experts who advise the federal government.
OxyContin was re-formulated in 2010 to discourage patients from crushing the tablets for snorting or injection. Purdue Pharma discontinued the older version of its blockbuster drug, which was long associated with problems of addiction, overdose and death.
Mark Zuckerberg believes that one day we’ll be able to directly share emotions, thoughts, and sensory feedback with each other, just as we currently share text, photos, and videos through social networks. “You’ll be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too,” the Facebook CEO said, his comments coming as part of a lengthy question-and-answer session hosted on the wall of his own Facebook profile.
In addition to telepathy, Zuckerberg addressed a wide range of topics during the session, including Facebook’s AI research efforts, the social network’s real name policy, and the inspiration for poking. The Q&A drew questions from famous faces too, with questions on scientific study and the importance of working out coming from Stephen Hawking and Arnold Schwarzenegger respectively.
It wasn’t all telepathy and sentient AI
Publishing mogul Arianna Huffington also got a question in, asking about the future of online news. Zuckerberg said he foresaw trends toward “richness and speed” from news outlets, making use of videos and new technology such as virtual reality — not surprising for the company that purchased Oculus for $2 billion. As for increasing the speed of the news, he said there was “an important place for news organizations that can deliver smaller bits of news faster and more frequently in pieces,” but that he wasn’t sure that anyone had “fully nailed” this yet. Conveniently, Facebook — with its new instant articles — is ideally placed to facilitate the future Zuckerberg imagines.
It is worth saying something about the social position of beggars, for when one has consorted with them, and found that they are ordinary human beings, one cannot help being struck by the curious attitude that society takes towards them. People seem to feel that there is some essential difference between beggars and ordinary “working” men. They are a race apart–outcasts, like criminals and prostitutes. Working men “work,” beggars do not “work”; they are parasites, worthless in their very nature. It is taken for granted that a beggar does not “earn” his living, as a bricklayer or a literary critic “earns” his. He is a mere social excrescence, tolerated because we live in a humane age, but essentially despicable.
Yet if one looks closely one sees that there is no essential difference between a beggar’s livelihood and that of numberless respectable people. Beggars do not work, it is said; but, then, what is work? A navvy works by swinging a pick. An accountant works by adding up figures.
A beggar works by standing out of doors in all weathers and getting varicose veins, chronic bronchitis, etc. It is a trade like any other; quite useless, of course–but, then, many reputable trades are quite useless. And as a social type a beggar compares well with scores of others. He is honest compared with the sellers of most patent medicines, high-minded compared with a Sunday newspaper proprietor, amiable compared with a hire-purchase tout–in short, a parasite, but a fairly harmless parasite. He seldom extracts more than a bare living from the community, and, what should justify him according to our ethical ideas, he pays for it over and over in suffering. I do not think there is anything about a beggar that sets him in a different class from other people, or gives most modern men the right to despise him.
During Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, he told the audience that he views marriage as a union strictly between a man and a woman, and assured the audience that he would not support a Constitutional definition of marriage.
He said that it is up to the individual States to decide how marriage is defined, and not the federal government.
One of the commentators on the video says:
“Don’t be surprised people, politicians rarely get to do things they agree with, they do what will “please” the majority if and only when they have something to gain from doing so.
Its likely they just legalized same sex marriage so people are busy celebrating and meanwhile they’re passing other laws we might dislike and doing something they don’t want us to know about, always the same thing.”