The science of puppy dog eyes: Dogs’ facial expressions depend on human attention

Everyone with a functioning brain cell or two who has been around dogs knows that these lovable creatures are constantly trying to communicate with us.

Now we can cite scientific evidence to support what we knew.

Excerpt from Nature

Every dog owner is familiar with the ‘puppy dog eyes’ expression. As the inner brow lifts, the eyes get bigger and bigger … It’s tempting to interpret this as a plea from a sad dog for a scrap of the family dinner. Now, a small study provides support for the idea that dogs do indeed produce facial expressions to communicate with people — although perhaps just to engage us, rather than to manipulate us.

The dogs in the study produced more than twice as many facial expressions (‘puppy dog eyes’ was one of the most common) when a researcher was facing them than when she was turned away. But it didn’t seem to matter whether she also held food. Earlier studies have shown that seeing food is more exciting to a dog than is social contact with a silent person, so something other than the dogs’ emotional state must have been responsible for the effect.

“Dogs make their eyes more attractive to us while we are watching, not just when we are in the vicinity or in response to food,” says Brian Hare, a cognitive neuroscientist and co-director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “This is fantastic work.”

The study, published on 19 October in Scientific Reports1, adds to a growing body of work that shows how sensitive dogs are to human attention. It also provides the first evidence in a non-primate species that facial expressions can be used actively to communicate, says psychologist Juliane Kaminski at the Dog Cognition Centre at the University of Portsmouth, UK, who led the research. Researchers had previously assumed that such expressions are an involuntary reflection of an animal’s emotional state.

The rest of the article goes on to explain how the study was conducted.

Dogs are trying. Now, if only science could teach humans how to understand all the things that our dogs are saying to us.

Pigging: Shameful New Dating Game Played by Men on Women

SOPHIE STEVENSON. ALLEGED VICTIM OF CRUEL PRANK.

A vile new dating game played by men upon women is in the news today.

We need to start by acknowledging that “pigging” may not really exist. The stories told by alleged victims may be stories told by crazy women. Or, if pigging exists, then it may not be common.

However, if we believe that pigging is real, then let’s get this straight: Men who practice pigging are enemies of our people.

Our people need to have men and women get together to form families and have babies. Anything that causes distrust between the sexes is disgraceful.

So what is pigging? Read on for an explanation.

Excerpt from The Telegraph

It is one thing being rejected or ignored by your holiday romance. It is another thing entirely to fly out to see him in Amsterdam, after weeks of messaging, only to be stood up in the airport with nothing but a text saying the entire affair was a cruel joke and calling you a ‘fat ugly pig.’

But this horrific scenario is exactly what 24-year-old Sophie Stevenson says happened to her after she met Dutchman Jesse Mateman, 21, on holiday in Barcelona. She claims the pair slept together, had a “proper romance” and then spoke regularly when she was back home in Stoke. A month later Mateman convinced her to fly out to visit him in Amsterdam for the weekend.

“We were talking up until I got on the plane,” Stevenson told the Mail. “But when I arrived, he wasn’t there to pick me up. I called him a bunch of times, and he didn’t answer. I waited at the airport for two hours and I hadn’t heard anything, I was really starting to panic about being abandoned.”

Six hours later, she says he messaged her saying ‘you were pigged, it was all a joke.’

‘Pulling a pig’ is a vile game that sees a man try to woo a woman they deem ‘fat and ugly’, solely because he and his deplorable friends think it is ‘funny’.

According to Urban Dictionary, the “winner” is the guy who attracts the “ugliest” one, and the awful phenomenon seems to have been around since 2014, when Big Brother contestant Josie Cunningham tried to launch a dating site called ‘Pull the Pig’, aimed at ‘average-looking women’ (seemingly, it is currently inactive).

It’s part of a wider culture that increasingly relies on trickery, mocking and nastiness in dating. Recent terms like ‘benching’ refer to men keeping a woman they don’t feel passionately about ‘on the sidelines’ – just in case. While ‘kittenfishing’ and ‘catfishing’ mean lying on your social media profile to trick someone into dating you.

A particularly appalling example is ‘chubby chasing’ – where men seek larger women ‘as a laugh’ to impress/shock/win a bet. It is heartless, sickening and, as Stevenson simply said, ‘cruel.’

Mateman has denied the claims, after facing a backlash, insisting he never had a holiday romance with Stevenson and that any texts between them are invented. “That is just fantasist rubbish and it is ruining my life,” he said.

Western civilization is in an existential crisis, and if this report is true, then our young males are foolishly making it worse. You really have to ask if we’ve raised a generation of sociopaths.

Any guys who pull this stuff on women should not only be shunned by women, but also by other men. They make it harder for decent guys to find women to date.

Woman Vendor BANNED from British Market for Selling Mugs That Might Offend Muslims

TINA GAYLE. BUSINESSWOMAN. MOTHER OF FIVE.

You may want to take a mini-crash course in the Knights Templar at Wikipedia before reading this story.

The banning of a woman market trader for selling “offensive” Knights Templar mugs isn’t really about the mugs. It about Muslims exercising their clout. It’a also about terrorizing the indigenous white people of Britain.

You will like the lady. She’s totally unrepentant and totally defiant.

metro.co.uk

A market trader has been banned from having a stall after selling Knights Templar coffee mugs – in case they upset Muslims.

Tina Gayle, 57, who was previously warned for selling books and CDs featuring Nazi swastikas, was ordered to remove the £6 mugs from her stall after Charnwood Borough Council received a complaint they were offensive.

The mugs feature a drawing of a knight and have the Latin motto which translates as: ‘Not to us Lord, not to us, but to Your Name give the glory.’ The Knights Templar was a medieval order of crusading Christian monks who fought against Muslim soldiers. Some modern extremists have claimed to be part of them, for example right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik who wrote a ‘manifesto’ saying they had been re-founded to fight against the ‘ongoing European Jihad.’

When Tina, who pays £16.80 each week for a pitch at Loughborough market, refused to withdraw the mugs she was banned from coming back. The mum-of-five, who also works as a book dealer and artist, said: ‘It’s absolutely, completely bonkers. How on earth are these mugs offensive?

‘I haven’t had a single complaint from a Muslim and I’ve had many browse my stall. ‘The complainant said they were offensive because the Knights Templar killed Muslims in the crusades 710 years ago. ‘The Knights Templar were fighting monks, used to protect businessmen travelling across the Holy Lands. ‘They were not marauding murderers. Whoever made the complaint needs to study the history books more closely.

‘If I only sell books on people who haven’t killed someone, I’d be reduced to Alan Titchmarsh.’ She added: ‘The council gave me a letter at 4pm and said I’m banned. You’re meant to have three written warnings before expulsion and they did not do that.

‘I’m now selling the mugs on eBay. I’d like to get back on my stall but at the moment my hands are tied until the council sees sense.’ A spokesperson for Charnwood Borough Council said: ‘The trader refused to remove the mugs from the stall so we issued a second letter which excludes the trader from all Loughborough markets. ‘This decision is in line with our market regulations which state that if a trader has displayed serious misconduct, they can be immediately excluded from trading, with no further warnings required. ‘Serious misconduct includes bringing the market into disrepute and selling items which could be offensive. ‘The trader can appeal this decision, and we would ask her to write to us to confirm she wishes to do so.’

Diversity isn’t a strength. It’s a prescription of conflict.

As injustices go, Tina’s is minor compared to the injustice suffered by the dead victims of Muslim terrorism.

Britain knows what needs to be done. Summon up the political will and do it, you guys.

Model Receives Rape and Death Threats for Showing Hairy Legs

ARVIDA BYSTROM. HAIR EVERYWHERE.

Attention whore. But only sickos would respond to her with threats of violence.

I assume that because Arvida likes to be natural that she doesn’t use toilet paper and never takes a bath.

The Muzzies in Sweden would like that!

Excerpt from the Daily Mail UK

Model receives rape and death threats for showing off her hairy legs in an Adidas ad – and is told she looks like a ‘disgusting monkey’

A Swedish model has revealed how she’s been subjected to death and rape threats after posing for an Adidas ad campaign with unshaven legs.

Arvida Bystrom, 26, a model and photographer, took to Instagram to reveal how she’d received a torrent of abuse after the campaign was released in which she reveals her hairy calves underneath a pair of pink ankle socks.

‘Me being such an abled, white, cis body with its only nonconforming feature being a little leg hair,’ she said. ‘Literally I’ve been getting rape threats in my DM inbox.

Unfortunately Arvida is no stranger to online abuse, and regularly receives negative comments on Instagram where she often posts photos that reveal her armpit hair and is told she should shave.

‘That’s the most disgusting lady I’ve ever seen in my whole life,’ one commenter wrote.

However, Arvida is not short of support from followers who have praised her for challenging the impossible standards women are supposed to uphold and showing that body hair is natural

‘I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to not posses all these privileges and try to exist in the world. Sending love and try to remember that not everybody has the same experiences being a person.

I doubt that Arvida has been getting rape threats in her DM. She’s exaggerating for the publicity. If you look for attention among strangers, you have to accept the good with the bad. Disgust is merited here, but not threats.

As for Adidas, whose shoes Arvida is promoting, those pukes are right up there with pornographers in trying to change men’s erotic template. It’s a good thing that men noticed and reacted negatively.

Someone send Arvida a razor.

Panic on London Train As Black Man Reads BIBLE VERSES Aloud

Was the Negro who read apocalyptic Bible passages aloud on a train a devoted Christian seeking to share the gospel or was he a black bastard troublemaker enjoying scaring white passengers?

You make the call on this one.

metro.co.uk

Panicked passengers forced their way out of their rush hour train after a man read out Bible passages in the carriage. The train was just outside Wimbledon at around 8.30am, when the man started reading out phrases such as ‘death is not the end’.

Commuters became scared, and started trying to get out of the carriage as quickly as possible. As the passengers forced open the doors and climbed frantically onto the tracks, the rail power lines were cut. The train was travelling from Shepperton to Waterloo, one of London’s busiest commuter lines.

Ian, who was on the train, tweeted that the man’s Bible-reading caused a ‘crush’ and a ‘commotion’. He said that someone asked the man to stop speaking ‘as he was scaring people’, after which ‘the guy stopped and stood there with his head down’.

Other passengers praised a guard, who apparently dealt with the situation with ‘compassion, restraint and bravery’. A Network Rail spokesman said: ‘Passengers self-evacuated off a train and on to the tracks at Wimbledon this morning after a passenger incident. ‘British Transport Police are investigating and there were no injuries to passengers or staff.

‘This has caused significant delays to services in and out of Waterloo that will continue for the rest of the morning.

Couple Found Guilty Over Domino’s Pizza Restaurant Sex

DANIELLA HIRST. GUILTY.

What is about pizza and sex?

Last year we had the pizzagate scandal involving creepy pedo John Podesta. Now we have sexy Daniella Hirst getting her jollies in a Domino’s Pizza in Britain.

Daniella decided that Italian sausage wasn’t satisfying enough and so ate her male companion’s sausage right in front of everyone.

It looks like when she’s not having sex in public that she’s getting a new tattoo.

Telegraph

Video footage of a couple having sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter has been shown to a court.

The CCTV footage of Daniella Hirst and Craig Smith was shown at Scarborough Magistrates Court, where the pair faced charges of outraging public decency.

Hirst, 29, pleaded guilty to the offence on Thursday and Smith, 31, was found guilty in his absence after a trial lasting barely 30 minutes.

DANIELLA GOING INTO COURT.

The evidence in the trial consisted almost exclusively of the 18-minute long footage which showed the pair entering Domino’s Pizza in Castle Road, in the resort.

It showed them ordering food and messing around with a yellow cleaning cone, before Hirst performs oral sex on Smith.

After this, the couple have sex leaning on the counter close to the till.

AND HERE WE GO. THE FOOTAGE WAS UPLOADED TO A PORN SITE.

Staff can be seen working in the kitchen as the couple continue their antics and delivery staff come and go during the footage.

Hirst, of Gypsey Road, Bridlington, sat at the back of the court with her hands over her eyes as the more explicit parts of the footage was shown.

Smith, of Field Road, Bridlington, was not in court. The magistrates were told he was in prison relating to other matters.

THE LUCKY GENT IS IN PRISON ON AN UNRELATED CHARGE.

he three magistrates sat stony-faced as the video was played on two large screens in the court room.

Earlier they refused an application by the couple’s solicitor, Scott McLoughlin, that the video footage of the incident, which happened in February, should not be allowed in as evidence.

Mr McLoughlin said it had been illegally uploaded to the internet by a member of staff at the pizza store and, if it was not for this, the acts would not have been viewed by thousands of people.

But the bench refused the application prompting the solicitor to say that Hirst had no choice but to plead guilty.

After finding Smith guilty, the magistrates adjourned the case until October 17 so pre-sentence reports can be prepared.

BUTT HURT DANIELLA IS “FUMING.”

Chair of the bench Angela Beardshall said a custodial sentence could not be ruled out.

Ms Beardshall said: “This offence was in a public place.

“It was a lengthy incident.

“Members of the public were present as were staff.

“The shop was on a public thoroughfare and members of the public should not have to put up with this disgusting behaviour.”

Blonde haired Hirst sat in court dressed in a black top and a lace skirt for the hearing.

Earlier in the day, she appeared in a pink dress and black tights but she changed her clothes over lunch.

As she left court she was asked how she felt about the hearing and she said: “Fuming”.

Her solicitor told the court the incident happened after the pair had been drinking and he suggested that although the sex acts had been in public, they were not “brazen”.

NOT BRAZEN.

A day or two ago, we had some disagreement here about whether service dogs should be allowed in restaurants.

Can we agree that couples shouldn’t be having sex in restaurants?

If this couple is allowed to “do it” in public, then the law would also have to allow sodomites to do their thing in public too.

THEY’RE NOT LAUGHING ANY MORE.

Terrorism Blamed for London Subway Blast that Injures at Least 20

THE BUCKET BOMB ONLY PARTIALLY EXPLODED.

I guess it would be racist/Islamophobic to speculate that the London bucket bomber just might be a Muslim.

Did anyone hear an “Allahu Ackbar” before the blast?

Excerpt from the Daily Mail

Police are today hunting for the ‘bucket bomber’ who tried to blow up a rush hour Tube train amid claims the terror suspect is armed with knives and may have left other devices.

The crude device could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a ‘wall of fire’ through the carriage injuring at least 18 people including a ten-year-old boy.

Terrified passengers were seen covered in blood with scorched hands, legs, faces and hair – others suffered crush injuries during a ‘human stampede’ as they ‘ran for their lives’ at Parsons Green station in west London at 8.20am.

Photographs show what experts believe is a ‘pretty unsophisticated’ bomb in a flaming white bucket inside a Lidl freezer bag with Christmas lights protruding out of the top – a type of fuse encouraged by ISIS in its online manuals and magazines.

Security sources have said the IED had a timer, indicating the bucket bomber left in on the train and fled before it exploded.

Witnesses said there was a loud ‘bang’, a flash and then a ball of flame engulfed surrounding passengers on the ‘packed’ District Line train.

Scotland Yard say it was a terror attack but could not confirm claims there is another device and the suspect is on the run – but an officer at the scene told MailOnline: ‘We believe there is a second bomb – there is a man with knives on the loose.’

Witness Luke Warsmey said said he saw a woman with no skin on her legs and a ten-year-old boy with a burned body.

He said: ‘The explosion was like a large match going off at the end of the carriage. People just started sprinting. It was every man for himself when that happened. The burn victims had severe leg injuries.

‘It was a very busy commuter train, young and old, school children going to their schools. I saw was nannies trying to look for kids, because of the rush of people just taking five and six year olds away from them and they were trying to look for them.’

Link to Sky News live coverage

Emma Stevie, 27, described a ‘human stampede’ after the bomb went off.

She said: ‘I heard lots of screams and people saying ‘run, run’. We got out and then there was a human stampede, down the stairs.

‘There were people lying underneath getting crushed, a big human
pile-on. I wedged myself in next to a railing. I put myself in the foetal position. I kept thinking, ‘I’ll be ok, I’ll be ok’.

‘There was a pregnant woman underneath me, and I was trying really hard not to crush her.’

Richard Aylmer-Hall told Sky News: ‘There were a few crush injuries on the stairs. People got squashed and crushed going down the stairs. Police evacuated everyone from the scene pretty quickly.

‘There was screaming, pushing and shoving – it was a like there was a terrorist on the loose with a gun or something – lots of people were in tears. When it was all over lots of people were being comforted and looked after. It was total chaotic panic.