China Park Uses Facial Recognition To Prevent Toilet Paper Theft

(PCM) Geez! We never knew that park toilet paper theft in China was such a big problem. It must be a big issue because the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing has installed new machines that use facial recognition software to only allot so much toilet paper per user.

There has got to be some kind of privacy violations in place here, as we certainly wouldn’t want our faces scanned each time that we enter a bathroom. In fact, there is something about the idea of cameras in bathrooms that doesn’t make us feel comfortable in general. Definitely not a good idea.

The machines work by scanning visitors’ faces for three seconds before rationing 24 to 27.5 inches of toilet paper, which the park upgraded from one-ply to two-ply. Wow, how very generous of them! The machines are placed at the height of an average man or woman and only dispense toilet paper every nine minutes.

Users have already begun complaining saying that the process for using the bathroom at the park is taking twice as long now and when the machine malfunctions it can take extra time to get the required amount of toilet paper.

There was also some concern over certain bathroom situations that could require additional toilet paper to which a park spokesperson responded, “If we encounter guests who have diarrhea or any other situation in which they urgently require toilet paper, then our staff on the ground will directly provide the toilet paper.”

The park felt the need to install the facial recognition machines because too many park guests were using too much toilet paper and stealing some extra on the side to take home. Definitely seems like a bit of a drastic measure to us and something tells us that these machines will be making an exit sometime in the near future. Bathroom + cameras = Not Cool!

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Could Your Amazon Echo Be Linked To The CIA? Alexa’s Answer Was A Bit Puzzling!

(PCM) Ever since the introduction of the Amazon Echo device conspiracy theories have surfaced claiming that the various government agencies, including the CIA are using it as a tool to spy on individuals from the privacy of their own homes. We know that the Amazon Echo, which is a smart speaker that utilizes voice recognition, can do anything from play your favorite tunes to order your favorite dinner items, but could the device have a more sinister purpose.

One Reddit user by the name of DominarRygelThe16th decided to put the conspiracy theory to the test and outright asked Alexa if she was working for the CIA. Well, first she warmed things up a bit by asking if Alexa would ever lie to her to which the device replied ,”I always try to tell the truth. I’m not always right, but I would never intentionally lie to you or anyone else.” Here’s where things get a little weird. When the woman asked Alexa if she knew what the CIA was, to which Alexa replied, “The United States Central Intelligence Agency—CIA.” However when the woman asked whether or not Alexa worked for the CIA there was suddenly no answer at all. Seriously … dead silence.

Makes you think that there could be a reason behind Alexa’s silence and it certainly leads to a few questions. Another Reddit user posted another video showing that the Amazon Echo has been updated to answer this particular question, however the answer is just as vague. When asked “Alexa are you connected to the CIA?” the device responds “No, I work for Amazon”! Hmmm … definitely some food for thought.

It is very unsettling to think that someone could be using a device such as the Amazon Echo and other similar products to listen in on the private conversations that occur in our homes. Technology has brought us to a place now where we have to be paranoid of just about everything and everybody. What do you think? Could the Amazon Echo be connected to the CIA  or other government spy agencies?

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Teen Accused Of Decapitating Mother And Walking Outside With Her Head

(PCM) Talk about a scene right out of a gruesome and disturbing horror film! Police in North Carolina are reporting that 18-year old Funes Machada has allegedly decapitated his own mother and then walked out of their family home holding both a knife and his mothers severed head.

We can’t even imagine what a horrifying sight this must have been for the police to encounter.  The police say that Machada called 911 to report the crime and then remained on the line with the 911 dispatcher until the police arrived on the scene. Sheriff Kent Winstead of the Franklin Country Sheriff’s office said that when the police arrived, Machada calmly walked out of the home holding a large butcher knife in one hand and his mothers’ head in the other hand.

Winstead went on to explain that it was a very, very gruesome scene! Machada placed the decapitated head on the ground and was then taken into police custody without incident. He is being charged with first-degree murder and being held without bail.

Once inside the home the authorities located the body of Machada’s mother, 35-year old Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machada. There were also two of Machada’s younger sibilings in the house as well who were unharmed during the incident. His father and another teen brother were not at home at the time of the incident.

Audio of Machada’s call to 911 has been released and he apparently told the dispatcher that he stabbed and decapitated his mother because “he felt like it”. According to the New York Daily News, “The teen’s public defender C. Boyd Sturges III described him as “a pretty profoundly disturbed young man.”

Thus far there has been no additional commentary on the case and police continue to investigate the incident.

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Weirdo Squirts Women With His Semen At Walmart

(PCM) West Virginia native Timothy Blake has started off the year in a rather disgusting fashion, as he was recently arrested for following women around an Ohio Walmart and using a syringe to squirt them with his semen. Ugh! Nastiness!

Blake was arrested and charged by Ohio authorities back on December 30 with “pandering obscenity, sexual imposition and two counts of menace by stalking.” It also appears that Blake has a thing for stalking women at Walmart  as he was also caught during a incident in November of 2016 at the same location in Marietta, OH. He was following another woman who described him as being “creepy”. In that case, as well as this one, the woman felt something wet and sticky hit her lower back and foot. She went into the Walmart restroom to wash up and Blake standing outside of the restroom waiting for her to exit. The entire incident was captured via video surveillance cameras in the store.

Both times Blake was able to flee after the incident in his white pick-up truck, however after the second incident police recognized the pick-up truck and Blake was brought in for questioning. He at first told the police that the substance in the syringe was egg yolk, however it was later tested by police and Blake eventually admitted it was his semen. Blake went on to reveal to the police that he’d used syringes filled with spit, egg, and semen to spray women “on a dozen occasions.”

He would masturbate either in his pick-up truck or in the Walmart bathroom, fill the syringe with his semen and then squirt the contents at unsuspecting women. Just disgusting! Police feel that this may be Blake’s way of feeling like he has somehow had sexual relations with these women, but without a doubt it is the sign of a deeply disturbed individual.

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Happy New Year Hollywood! Famous Sign Vandalized

(PCM) Several folks played an epic New Year’s Eve prank in Hollywood, California as some time in the overnight hours the famous Hollywood Sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” instead.

It is mind-blowing that someone could even get away with this due to heightened security measure, however authorities do claim that they have video footage of the suspects caught on surveillance cameras.

So far the authorities are treating the incident as a misdemeanor trespassing crime and a currently conducting a further investigation.

The incident most likely took place due to the legislation that recently passed allowing the recreational use of marijuana in the state of California. Despite the law passing, recreational marijuana will not be sold in stores until January of 2018.

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Dog Mauls Owners For Trying To Put Him In A Sweater

(PCM) It was not such a great start to the New Year for a family in Tampa, Florida after their pit bull mix named Scarface mauled a husband and wife who were attempting to dress him in a sweater.

We always thought dogs hated being put in those ridiculous things and it appears we are correct.

The dog not only attacked the husband and wife, but also attacked the couples 22-year old son who was attempting to break up the incident.

According to the Tampa police department, 52-year old Brenda Guerrero made an attempt to put a sweater on Scarface the dog when he suddenly began to attack. Her husband 46-year old Ismeal Guerrero tried to pull the dog off his wife, but then he too was attacked.

By this point the couple’s 22-year old son Antoine Harris grabbed a knife and stabbed the dog in the head and neck to stop the attack, but the dog then began attacking Harris as well. Eventually, the three family members were able to escape the home and leave the dog in the backyard.

The authorities say that the dog was still behaving incredibly aggressively when they arrived on the scene and in quite a “Cujo-esque” move even after being tazed by the authorities the dog was still able to escape and rip out the prongs of the tazer.

Scarface was eventually caught using a catch pole by animal control and his current condition is unknown.  The family was taken to a local area hospital to treat their injuries which were considered serious, but not life-threatening. The family had only recently adopted Scarface from a local area shelter and neighbors claim the dog had already escaped and was caught roaming around the neighborhood several times.

Dogs do not like sweaters …. we repeat … dogs do not like sweaters! Well, maybe adorable little purse dogs do, but on a pitbull, you might want to think again!

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