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Killer robot shoots man dead

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...10-421,00.html

"He spent hours searching the internet for a way to kill himself" - wouldn't it be easier to jump out of a window?
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its a shame that people no longer assume responsibility for thier elder relatives and instead try to ship them off to a care home. what ever happened to family?
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Your very right. Maybe something to do with the cost of care?
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some care homes can cost an incredible amount, some places for the mentally ill can charge 11-12k a month (low secure) although bog standard care home can be anywhere from 300-xxxx amount nowadays.
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hardly a killer robot lol
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In the communtiy I grew up in we look after our elderly - relatives or not and that's how it should be.... and I don't mean shipping them off to a residential care home.

When my Grandma was no longer able to look after herself I moved in with her for 6months (whilst I was at Uni) and then she moved in with an Aunt in London.
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"downloaded what he needed and then built a complex machine that would remotely fire a gun"

at least it gave him something to do!
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if he had the brains and ability to do that, i cant see that he would have needed much care
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if he had the brains and ability to do that, i cant see that he would have needed much care
Exactly my thoughts!. Family money grabbing wanting to sell his house maybe?
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its a shame that people no longer assume responsibility for thier elder relatives and instead try to ship them off to a care home. what ever happened to family?
That raises a very good discussion point, and in fact is being debated in my family now.

A few things, as it really depends on a few circumstances:
  • Health condition of the elderly
  • Number the elderly's children and their family circumstances (i.e. are they single or do they have their own family)
  • The cost of living (i.e. how much would it cost to send them to a home vs. buying/renting a place for the elderly)
  • Whether it might be actually beneficial for the elderly to live with others in a home (e.g. companionship, social networking etc)
  • Etc etc
I personally don't want to see my grandparents sent to a home, but once they lose the ability to look after themselves (e.g. my grandpa lives alone and only eats bread/biscuits for breakfast, lunch and dinner, no longer takes showers etc), then they need a professional carer or caring service to take care of them. Now if his children is single, then yeh the children can possibility look after him. But what if his children all have families themselves? And looking after your parents should be a shared responsibility - so from a fairness perspective how do we divide that if one children is single and an other has a family?

What I'm trying to say is, although it may seem cruel to be sending them to a home, sometimes it might be good for them and really depends on individual circumstances.
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anyone know where to get the plans? i want to see how its made and what it looks like lol
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anyone know where to get the plans? i want to see how its made and what it looks like lol
http://www.g4tv.com/screensavers/fea...icle_key=42192
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robot wars :\
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