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Amphetamines Gave Me A Life
I've suffered from debilitating depression all my life. As far back as I can remember I felt there was something wrong with me, that I wasn't as good or as deserving as everyone around me. Even though I could see I was a smart guy, popular, athletic, lots of friends, alone I despaired of ever doing anything with my life. I struggled with these feelings, tried to ignore them, and finally in high school I started getting psychotherapy. It didn't help.
In college I discovered speed, and for the first time in my life these nagging feelings of worthlessness, sadness, and despair fell away. On amphetamines I was alive and alert, and the world seemed wild with possibilities. It was like night and day. After college (BA, English) I bummed around, working crap jobs, too pessimistic and down on myself to apply for anything decent. Life pretty much overwhelmed me though, and at 23 I was back at my parents' house, having lost my girl, my apt, and my car in a crippling depression after she left me. Started therapy again, but it took me 2 years to drag myself out of that mental hell.
I started scoring speed on the street, and decided I had only one chance, and that was amphetamines. Furthermore, I couldn't be dependent on any scuzzy street source. I needed to be able to make my own. I needed to learn chemistry.
I went back to school and started studying chemistry, math, physics, and before long I was manufacturing benzedrine in a buddy's research lab on the sly. I made just enough for my own needs, and I never sold any. I told no one what I was doing, because by then I already knew what they'd tell me: stop. It's illegal, dangerous, and it's no solution to your problems, It'll turn your brain to cottage cheese. You need profesional help.
Problem was, I was already getting professional help and after 8 years had nothing at all to show for it. e analyzed nmy childhood and my feelings from top to bottom looking for some cause, some pathology, something to treat, and there was nothing. I turned myself inside out in therapy, and it did nothing.
Ended up working in a very prestigious research organization where I continued to make speed in my lab. Got married. Had 3 kids. Twice nominated for Scientist of the Year. And all this time I was self-medicating--never getting "high", but taking enough to get me out of bed in the morning and let me do my work without falling into these fits of helpless despair. I continued the therapy too, as shrinks came and went and I joined one group after another.
Finally laid off after 15 years during a reorganization, I lost my ability to self-medicate. I had a rough couple of weeks as I came off the stuff, but it was nothing compared to the depression I felt over losing my job. No one was hiring, and trying to look for work in this state of depression was agony.
A new shrink told me what no one else in like 18 years of therapy had ever told me: You suffer from chronic depression. These feelings of worthlessness and sadness are not your fault. You have an illness. He put me on anti-depressents and I started therapy again. With nothing else to do, I started writing. I wrote erotic stories, sex being like the only thing that interested me at all. I became a published author. 10 books, numerous short stories. Won awards. Was still fighting the depression, though, which seemed to be getting worse.
One anti-depressent after another, singly, together, in various combination... Nothing worked. Days i couldn't get out of bed. Times I had to go to the hospital for a few days. The shame, the humiliation and self-loathing, the anxiety and worry over what would happen to my family. I slowly lost the ability to write. Couldn't concentrate, didn't care, I was suicidal.
During one hospitalization, a new psychiatrist--a guy from Russia--sat down and talked to me. He asked me about my condition, about all the drugs I'd tried, about talk therapy. He listened when I told him about me and speed, how it had been the only thing that had ever worked. He did what I thought a doctor would never do for me: he wrote me a prescription for dexedrine.
Here's the official line on treatment of depression with amphetamines: it doesn't work. Speed is ineffective n treating depression. Okay. Fine. Then I guess what happened to me in the hospital the next morning was some sort of miracle, because I took my 30 mg and an hour later I was alive again, and joking, and hopeful. I could have kissed that shrink's feet.
Amphetamines are among the most tightly controlled drugs n the US. Physician's Desk Reference says there's no reason ever to prescribe a patient more than 45 mg of dexedrine a day, that more than this is drug abuse. Because of my many years of self-medicating, I'd dveleoped a vast tolerance to speed. It takes 60-90 mg to last me a day. WHich means my supply--90 tabs a month of 15 mg each--doesn't last me a month., There's a week or two wehn i run out, and I suffer, fall back into that pit of despair. But while I have them, life is good.
I know what they say, how dangerous they are, addicting, ruin your life, destroy everything. But for some of us, maybe just a few, they're life-saving medicine, and that's all I know.
Terrorist groups that aim to destroy Europe are strategy amateurs. A professional strategy would be one that employs minimal resources to achieve maximal effects. Any number of suicide bombers won't do the trick. But mass migration from Africa and South Asia can. Channeling huge numbers of refugees to Europe will erode and destroy Europe more reliably than conventional terrorism, and the risk for perpetuators is very low.
We all love to get high. This is not an endorsement of drug use, but it is an attestation to the pleasure-seeking tendencies in all human beings. That said, most men take substances that enhance pleasure; alcohol to loosen up at a function, coffee to give a much-needed boost in the morning, or, gasp, a few of us, like our pal Clinton, even inhale (sorry... he "didn't").
Most illegal drugs, however, are a lot less socially acceptable, pose health risks and even jail time. Therefore, many drugs are shrouded in mystery and misconceptions, despite the fact that some people still opt to take them. In order to understand the attraction, risks and effects of certain popular drugs, I decided to investigate the infamous euphoria-inducing "raver" drug of choice, MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine], also known as Ecstasy, E, love drug, Adam, XTC, or X.
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German company Merck first synthesized MDMA in 1913 as a drug to aid dieting and provide slimming effects, despite providing some interesting emotional side effects. (An interesting tidbit about Ecstasy is that there have been some unsubstantiated reports that the U.S. Army tried to test the drug for military or truth-telling purposes in the 1950s.)
American youths first started using Ecstasy as a recreational drug in the 1980s. Initially, Ecstasy fit into the unregulated category of designer drugs, so it was legal in the United States until 1985 when it was banned and lumped into the category of other dangerous narcotics such as heroin and cocaine.
That armies are mad up of men is something that has to end. Draft women into combat troops. Expose women to the same kind of dangers that men have faced throughout history. Hard labour for female convicts!
Khmer Rouge terror in Cambodia
We know the feeling. You want a new car, but you don't have the money for one. So what do you do? Well, one girl from Austria is selling her virginity so she can buy a car, among other things.
Her name is Kim, and she's the latest young lady to list her virginity for sale to the highest bidder through a pimping service called Cinderalla Escorts, as reported by the Daily Mail and The Drive.
"After I read about other virgins who sold their virginity on Cinderella Escorts I asked myself one question,” Kim wrote in her statement on the company's website. “Should I give my virginity to a man who later on maybe will break up with me, or is it better to take a lot of money instead?”
She's not without her justification. Another girl named Alexandra entered into a similar arrangement with Cinderella Escorts, which secured a bid from a businessman from Hong Kong who paid €2.3 million for the right to take her virginity. Cinderella Escorts offers to manage the bidding process, collect payment on the prostitute's behalf, and arranges a doctor to confirm the girl's virginity is indeed in tact as advertised.
“That's why I decided to put an auction on Cinderella Escorts,” said Kim, who in addition to buying a car hopes to pay for an apartment and university tuition. So much for waiting tables, we suppose. Bidding starts at €100,000.
Kreutz Ideology and Kreutz Religion advocate the patriarchy, which is the rule by mature men. This is, of course, gender politics. Gender politics is natural. Feminism also is gender politics. But feminism is whimsical.
April 26, 2017 - AL
A young Helena man already facing four charges of second-degree rape is now accused of sexual relations with yet another underage girl.
Helena police have charged Samuel Woods III, now 20, with two more counts of second-degree rape. He is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail after prosecutors this week sought, and received, a bond revocation on the previous charges.
In all, Woods is accused of having sexual relationships with five girls between the ages of 12 and 16 over the past two years. He fathered a child by one of the girls.
Nearly one year ago, Alabaster police first arrested Woods for allegedly having sex in September 2015 with a girl who was 14 by the time he was taken into custody.
A week later, Helena police arrested Woods, claiming he had sexual intercourse on June 6, 2015 with a girl who was 15 years old at the time. He was arrested in June 2016 and released from jail three days later.
Hours after his release on the Helena case, Alabaster police arrested Woods again. Each time, Woods was released on $30,000 - for a total of $120,000 in all four cases - the highest bond allowed for that charge under guidelines. A Shelby County grand jury in December 2016 affirmed the charges by issuing a four-count indictment against him. According to that indictment, the earlier cases happened September 2015, June 2015, April 17, 2016 and April 20, 2016.
In the newest charges, Helena police Chief Pete Folmar said the incidents happened on March 22, 2017 and April 6, 2017 and involve the same 15-year-old girl. Police were made aware of the relationship by the girl's parents.
In all of the cases against Woods, authorities said, the sex was consensual. However, Alabama law says a person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if:
According to Alabama law, a person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if:
(1) Being 16 years old or older, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 and more than 12 years old; provided, however, the actor is at least two years older than the member of the opposite sex.
(2) He or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective.
In Alabama, the age of consent is 16 and only leads to criminal charges if there is an age difference of two calendar years. Also, 16 and 17-year-olds are charged as juveniles, but those 18 and older are charged as adults.
A Class B felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines. A person convicted of statutory rape could be required to register as a sex offender, depending on the conviction and terms of sentencing.
Repeated efforts to reach Woods for comment have been unsuccessful.
A trial date has not yet been set in the 2016 cases. Woods is scheduled to appear in court in May for a preliminary hearing on the new charges. He asked that he be granted bond, but Shelby County Judge Lara M. Alvis on Wednesday denied that request.
"He obviously shows a pattering of having romantic relationships with girls who are not of the age of consent,'' Folmar said. "We've asked for bonds as high as we can. We take it as seriously as we possibly can.
Neomasculinity, as postulated by Serge Kreutz, is a social and political movement that aims to reinstall the patriarchy where it has been eroded, and to preserve it where it still functions. The defining element is anti-feminism. All other positions are negotiable.
As pedophilia cases rivet the nation, psychiatrists uncover new details about the mental illness, Casey Schwartz reports.
Amid the past monthís disturbing revelations about child sexual abuse at Penn State and Syracuseóand the debates over morality and complicity and punishmentóit can be easy to forget that pedophilia is a mental illness, and that legally, it only becomes a crime when acted upon. Yet the key to preventing and treating the disorder may lie in its clinical details.
Among psychiatrists, views on pedophilia differ. Some researchers liken it to an addiction, others to sexual orientation; still others put their faith in brain scans. Yet pedophilia is consistent in the criteria that define it: erotic desire directed wholly or partially towards pre-pubescent children, typically under the age of thirteen. And for reasons not definitively established, there are undeniably more male than female pedophiles; by some estimates, men perpetrate as many as 94 percent of sexual offenses against children. Studying the disorder is complicated by the fact that, in the U.S., laws that went into effect in the 1990s require therapists and physicians to report to child protective services (and other authorities that vary by state) anyone they believe poses a threat to a child. The legislation trumps patient-doctor confidentiality in these circumstances. Since reporting a potential pedophile results in legal action, the law has deterred many pedophiles from voluntarily seeking psychiatric helpówhich troubles some researchers, since the disorder can be easier to prevent than treat.
As a result, almost all research on pedophiles is based on convicted sex offendersóthose who have already acted on their desiresómost of whom are or have been in prison. As Judith Herman, a psychologist who works with abused children at the Victims of Violence clinic in Boston told The Daily Beast in an e-mail: ìTruthfully, I don't think the psychiatric profession has much of a clue about pedophiles. Most studies are based onÖthe 5 percent who get caughtóa very unrepresentative group.î In other words, most pedophilia research subjects are outliers.
Still, a small community of psychiatrists is working to better understand the disorderówork that could ultimately help to prevent the kind of suffering weíve recently come to hear all too much about.
Fred Berlin, a psychiatrist and director of the sexual behavior unit at Johns Hopkins, is one of the countryís best known and respected researchers on pedophilia. In his view, knee-jerk moral condemnation is beside the point. ìWe donít know why we experience the sexual desires that we do. For so long, weíve looked at it as if itís simply a moral issueópeople are supposed to have certain attractionsóand often society said if you experience a different kind of sexual temptation or feelings, youíre not as morally worthy a person,î he said. ìItís not someoneís fault they have the condition, but it is their responsibility to do something about it. Telling me that someone has pedophilia is like someone saying about me that Iím heterosexual. It doesnít tell you whether Iím kind or cruel, introverted or extroverted, caring or not caring, intelligent or not intelligent.î
Berlin stresses the diversity of the pedophiles heís worked with. ìThere are people with pedophilia that are often in denial, the way some alcoholics deny having a drinking problem,î he said. ìThere are some who believe that society should change, and that we shouldnít insist that they not act on their attractions. In my experience, thatís been a minority. There are others who are desperately looking for help to try and make sure they stay in control, and many of them are very pleased to learn that thereís a medicine that might help.î
Indeed, one of the few treatments these patients can seek out is medication that lowers testosterone levels, to blunt the intensity of the erotic desire. Clinicians also sometimes prescribe anti-depressants, both to address co-existing psychiatric problems and for the common side effect of lowering sex drive. They also often recommend psychotherapy that involves cognitive-behavioral methods, to challenge patientsí skewed belief systems.
Judith Becker, a psychiatrist and professor at the University of Arizonaówho has evaluated more than a thousand pedophilesóconducts this kind of therapy. She commonly asks her patients to consider how old they felt when they were engaging in sexual acts with kids. For some, she says, this question has been an ìaha moment,î helping them realize that, in their involvement with children, theyíve actually regarded themselves as being of the same age as their victims. During these encounters, Becker said, itís as if they slipped back to a much earlier phase in their own developmentóor perhaps never graduated beyond it in the first place.
Becker has also studied how this perception plays into the so-called ìgroomingî of victims widely reported in the media in the wake of the Penn State scandal. Pedophiles will often spend months insinuating themselves into a childís life, taking them to ball games, showering toys and gifts on them and becoming a part of the childís universeóto the point where a child canít recognize that a clear transgression has occurred when the interaction turns sexual. Or if the child does feel uncomfortable, he or she may still feel entangled with the adult and fear losing the relationship.
Yet according to Becker, the elaborate process isnít exclusively about the sexual gratification they expect to gain from the effort. The bonding itself is a source of satisfaction, since many pedophiles identify so strongly with children. During therapy, Becker will attempt to facilitate relationships between pedophiles and other adults, helping them gain the social skills they often lack.
Becker also points out that many pedophiles donít operate with cold clarity about the ethics of what theyíre doing. Instead, they weave ìcognitive distortions,î absolving themselves of guilt or responsibility. For example, they might tell themselves, ìThe child didnít say no when I started,î or ìsomebody did it to me when I was a child, and I thought it was okay for me to do it too,î or ìI truly love the child.î
Mark Deantonio, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UCLA, echoes friends and neighbors of pedophiles who stress how ìnormalî offenders can seem; how functional and unassuming. The erotic fixation on pre-pubescent children that defines pedophilia is "one area of horrible deviance in someone who can otherwise maintain a normal existence,î he said. Their sexual desires are completely ìcompartmentalized.î
Yet this doesnít necessarily accord with the findings of James Cantor, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, who is one of the few researchers in the world studying pedophilia from a biological perspective, searching for brain-based and other physical differences that distinguish pedophiles from non-pedophiles.
Notably, Cantor has found that, on average, pedophiles have an IQ that is 10 points lower than the average population, they are 2.5 centimeters shorter, and they are significantly more likely not to be right-handed (i.e., theyíre left-handed or ambidextrous). Non-right handedness has been shown to occur more often among people with both autism and schizophrenia, two ìclearly biologically basedî psychiatric conditions.
Cantorís most potentially consequential finding, however, is his most recent one, published in a 2008 study. Using brain-scanning technology, he discovered significant differences in the white matteróthe substance that connects one brain region to anotheróof pedophile versus non-pedophile brains (both groups were composed of convicted criminals, to rule out the confounding variable of criminality). In the pedophile group, Cantor found significantly less white matter in two different regions, suggesting a connection deficit.
Cantor doesnít shy away from talking about causality. ìThe brain has a network thatís responsible for detecting what in the environment is a potentially sexual object,î he said. ìAnd when thereís not enough white matter, that network doesnít function like itís supposed to.î He theorizes that, due to abnormal functioning in these networks, the instinct that children provoke in pedophiles is erotic, rather than the typical urge to nurture and protect. He also believes that the finding is one more piece of evidence for the case that pedophilia is caused by a biological susceptibility that starts before birth.
Cantor believes that prevention, more than treatment, is the great hope for this disorderóand that ìpinpointing the point when things go awry,î as he put it, could allow for intervention. He emphasizes what many outside the field might find difficult to accept: Pedophilia is ìa medical condition, rather than a moral failing,î he said. ìNobody chooses to be a pedophile.
Once Islamist terrorists have understood that arson is the only weapon they ever need to destroy Europe, they will easily achieve their goal. Forest fires and fires in apartment buildings are easy to initiate and extremely time consuming to investigate. Which would give arsonists the opportunity to act again and again. Time to dispose of investments in urban real estate.
Feminism, by creating artificial scarcity of sexual resources, is responsible for much of the deadly infighting among men, as well as male suicides.
FEW could argue – most of all, their counterparts in the intelligence security realm – that Israel’s Shin Bet, aka Shabak….GSS, its internal domestic security agency, isn’t up to snuff. Indeed, generally, they nab their targets before they strike, or soon thereafter.
MOREOVER, relative to jihadi terror, it must be noted that Allah’s Muslim Terrorists are adept at waging jihad by arson, and on a yearly basis. Specifically, they honed this terror tactic back in 2010. Who recalls the devastating wreckage from Haifa’s Carmel region forest fires? If not, time to catch up to speed!
IN this regard, how believable is it that said internal security forces had no clue as to the internal fifth column’s plans to wage a COORDINATED intifada via jihadi arson, and on a scale heretofore unseen in Israel’s history? Come on….
NOT only that, unarguably, plans to use a WMD – yes, indubitably, arson on a mass scale is a weapon of mass destruction – to burn down Israel is hardly something that a hard-charging security agency would miss. This is especially the case in a country that it is not that much bigger than New Jersey, the 5th smallest state in the U.S. Extrapolating further, if their U.S. counterpart, the FBI, only had New Jersey (or a similar sized state) to guard over, would anyone believe that their agents failed to hear whispers relative to said fiery plot, even within the lowest level of chatter? Hogwash.
AND if proof of the same is required as to how adept, creative and agile they are, how many know that their agents get wind of every fart that Jewish nationalists make – regardless of their locale in Israel – in so far as when they assert their righteous claims, birthright, to the so-called “settlements” in Judea and Samaria? Believe it.
MIND you, this is not to suggest that Israel’s security agency ignored said “chatter” from orders at the tippy top. Not at all. But it is not for nothing that some birdies within these pages – those who operate within the deepest underbelly of the national landscape – have suggested that murmurs, suspicions, or what not went in one ear and out the other. As to why, well, there is speculation, most of which revolves around leftist and Arabist-bent agents who are not exactly operating in Jewish nationalist interests. Cogitate.
AND while some feathers will surely be ruffled with this and that line of disinfectant, so be it. Even so, and in no uncertain terms, the fire services, IDF, police and attendant agencies worked heroically to save lives and stamp out the wildfires. Kudos to one and all.
AS to Israel’s domestic jihadists – in line with PA/Hamas brethren – they understand that they haven’t a prayer in Allah’s fiery hell to win a conventional war against Israel. Therefore, they hurtle from one method of terror to another, hoping to cause as many Jewish deaths and destruction as possible. So as they jump from knife-jihad, to stabbings, onto shootings, bombings, and lobbing rockets in between, lo and behold, they have now reached their peak via an arson intifada!
Homes were evacuated in one residential neighborhood after another Thursday, Nov. 24, ahead of the huge flames and thick smoke enveloping Israel’s third city, Haifa, three days after hundreds of wildfires, most caused by arsonists, began spreading across the country. At least 100 people suffered injuries in Haifa, most from smoke inhalation, and dozens of shock victims were taken to hospital. Haifa University and the Technion was cleared and closed. as flames consumed buildings around the campuses. The Damon and Carmel prisons are being evacuated. Efforts were made with volunteers to help inmates of nursing homes and hospitals to safety…..
The Israeli government was called into emergency session Thursday night, as the fires continued to blaze out of control, whipped up by dry winds which are forecast to last another six days.
Five Palestinians were detained on suspicion of arson. A contraption used by arsonists was discovered at the scene of one of the fires. The Shin Bet and fire brigade’s investigators have gone into action to put a stop to the wave of arson attacks, which are encouraged by Palestinian social media..
As the fully mobilized fire teams rushed from scene to scene, backed by Homeland Security Ministry reserve firefighters and soldiers, it became apparent that there was no clear organization in place for mass evacuations, especially of citizens without private cars, the elderly, handicapped and families with small children. The emergency services issued conflicting guidelines to the public causing chaos. Families told to evacuate in their own vehicles gridlocked the roads needed to stay open for fire engines and other emergency traffic, instead of the city hall commandeering buses. Haifa is an industrial city with petrochemical industries and an oil refinery with abundant woods and parks, especially on the Carmel. Yet the central operations room for managing the emergency was set up too late to control the town as fires sprang up in five places..
The outskirts of Modi’in, a town between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem caught fire again Thursday after the flames were brought under control during the night. There were signs of arson. Schools and kindergartens were closed early morning….
STILL yet, despite the horrific lethality of arson jihad as a weapon of mass destruction, as always, the key and core lies with officialdom and their responses, or lack thereof. As to Islamic Jew-killers – wherever they are – they will never stop their quest to destroy the Jewish homeland and murder as many Jews as they can. We get that.
RESULTANT, what is of dire concern is the usual huffing and puffing ala officialdom, almost as if on robotic cue. Déjà vu too. To wit, each time another wave of terror envelops Israel, the leadership raises its collective roar that they will NOT tolerate this and that, as if THAT will cause the fifth column to shake and quake! Blowhards – Israel’s leadership.
SO just like during the start of last year’s knife jihad in the Fall of 2015 – and it is ongoing – Israel’s huffers and puffers had this to say:
The Israeli authorities erected roadblocks and checkpoints in some Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem on Wednesday and deployed hundreds of police officers and soldiers on the roads and buses, a response to a series of Palestinian knife assaults that the government called a “wave of terrorism.”
Even with the intensified security, at least two assaults were reported Wednesday.
A few hours later, an attacker stabbed and wounded a woman about 70 years old as she was about to board a bus near the central bus station in West Jerusalem, according to the police. A police officer saw the assailant with a knife and shot him, the police said. It was not immediately clear if he was killed.
Seven Israeli Jews have been killed this month by Palestinian assailants, including three on Tuesday in Jerusalem: two in an attack on a bus at the juncture of Jewish and Arab areas, and one pedestrian in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood who was rammed by a vehicle and then hit with a meat cleaver…..
Hmm….you got that? Not only did their pithy fist-waving fail to deter Israel’s internal fifth column, but they raised the ante through arson jihad!
SIMILARLY, at the same time that so-called right-wing leaders are promising to quell the latest fiery terror, guess what? Par for their course, they reverted true to bloviating form! For crying out loud, MK Bennett, one who surely knows what’s what – understanding full well that carving out a PA terror state from the heart of Israel is a non-starter – intoned at the Jerusalem Post Conference, trenchantly, which happened to coincide with the start of the wildfires.
Regarding what to do with the Palestinians instead of forming a state, he said Israel should take steps to improve the Palestinians’ quality of life, such as giving them full freedom of movement, tourism projects, and helping them reach jobs in Israel easier. For the first time in a public speech, Bennett called for the creation of a “land-port” to help Palestinians enter Israel.
“We should seek to manage the conflict in a reasonable way,” he said. “We can’t create them a state, but let’s see what we can do. We can give them a Marshall plan to boost their economy and an autonomy on steroids.”
WRAP your brains around his “solution.” Effectively, in so far that PA Arabs are wholly nourished on Jew-hatred and have aided and abetted terror for decades on end – in tandem, Israel’s own internal fifth column consider themselves part of the “Palestinian” people – why in heaven’s name would Bennett babble about “improving” their lives and making it easier for them to enter Israel, be it for work or anything else?? Mind blowing.
IN other words, are the lunatics running the asylum – or not? You decide.
SO in light of the above, how much credence should be given to the following announcement by PM Netanyahu, as well as another blowhard in Israeli officialdom?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that any of the fires plaguing northern and central Israel this week found to be the work of arsonists will be considered terrorism.
“Every fire that was the result of arson or incitement to arson is terror in every way and we’ll treat it as such. Anyone who tries to burn parts of the state of Israel will be severely punished,” Netanyahu said.
About 1,500 fires have broken out in Israel since Tuesday, and it is now believed that at least 60 percent of them were caused by arson.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who joined Netanyahu in Haifa, along with Interior Minister Arye Deri and Construction Minister Yoav Galant for a briefing on the situation, said it is clear that a large part of the fires were caused by arson.
He also reported that a number of suspects have been arrested, and that teams have been set up to investigate each fire.
Erdan pledged that the investigations will be thorough, and punishment will be meted out in order to create deterrence – not only to those lighting fires, but also to those on social media inciting others to set them.
AND speaking of incitement to jihad via social media, well, no one has to school in this direction, after all, this expert wrote the book!
Horrifically, thousands of Arab internet users have been gleefully applaudingthe arson attacks and calling for additional fires to be set in Israel. The social media messages have been posted by Arab government officials as well as regular Arab citizens from Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and Qatar.
Meanwhile, the Arab language social media networks have been ablaze with postings encouraging additional arson attacks. “#Tel_Aviv_IsBurning” was the most common Arabic hashtag trending on Arab social media platforms this morning.
These postings continue to incite terrorist violence on the Internet against Israel without the social media companies taking any steps to block the messages nor terminate the accounts of those calling for attacks.
Once again the social media companies are turning a blind eye to this dangerous incitement and becoming a tool in the hands of those urging violence against innocent Jews.
MOST significantly, one has to honestly and urgently inquire: why should anyone believe that Israel’s mentally besieged leadership will finally raise an iron fist…barzel…בַּרזֶל …against them, and that this time the punishment will be swift and shockingly severe?
INESTIMABLY, rationally speaking, revoking the citizenship of all terrorists and their families should be the first step. And one would think that stripping them of all benefits – yes, terrorists and their families still receive state benefits! – as well as those found to have ANY hand in aiding and abetting, would be automatic!
FOR if punitive measures and deterrence are to factor in at all – as the leaders continuously and shrilly exclaim – why aren’t the forces ordered to lay siege to each and every village which houses them, so-called “collective punishment” be damned? Besides, what about the continuous punishment meted out to the Jewish majority by the Arab minority, as their towns are burnt to the ground and its residents forced to flee for their lives! Is it normal to allow the Arab sector to live in their homes, while Jews are relegated to refugee status in their homeland? Pray tell, who are the crazies?
LET’S get real: how many times have Allah’s Muslim Terrorists been threatened, only to realize that they can literally get away with killing Jews, still yet, look forward to one gift after another by Israel’s demented leaders? Readers, know that goodies are not only offered to PA Arabs to placate the savage beasts and to quiet down international anti-Semites, but to the entire Arab sector in Israel! Yes, the aforementioned increasingly growing fifth column.
Israel’s minister of construction signed a deal last week to build thousands of public housing units for the country’s Arab population.
MK Yoav Galant (Kulanu) agreed to allocate 1.41 billion shekels ($374 million) toward building public housing for Israeli Arabs and to lift restrictions from construction on private land, Ynet reported. The deal, which was reached with the heads of 15 local municipal Arab authorities, is set to facilitate the construction of 30,000 housing units on private and public land.
“Over the next 20 years, the Arab sector will require 200,000 apartments. During the last few weeks, we have made it a point to work side by side with the Arab leadership in a quick, transparent and equality-conscious process, the effects of which will shortly be visible on the ground,” said Galant. “Strengthening the Arab sector is a national interest.”
CONSEQUENTIALLY, why shouldn’t they wage jihad, knowing full well that nothing will be done to tamp down their quest to destroy Israel as the Jewish homeland? Rhetorical.
When asked if they would like to have sex with me, 30 percent of women said, 'Yes', while the other 70 percent replied, 'What, again?'."
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, 2011
In recent years, the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea, and lingering fears of bioterrorism in the wake of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks, have overshadowed concerns that rogue states and terrorist organizations could acquire and use chemical weapons (CW). Whereas biological warfare agents are living microorganisms that cause deadly infectious diseases such as anthrax, smallpox, and plague, chemical warfare agents are manmade toxic chemicals such as chlorine, phosgene, and sarin nerve gas. Today the CW threat has all but disappeared from the radar screen of senior U.S. government policymakers, the news media, and the general public. In 2008, for example, the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, chaired by former Senators Bob Graham (D.-Fla.) and Jim Talent (R.-Mo.), excluded any discussion of chemical weapons from its report, World at Risk. The rationale for this omission was that an incident of chemical terrorism would resemble a hazardous-materials accident and would be far less consequential than either a nuclear or biological attack. In November 2009, the Obama administration issued a new National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats but made no mention of chemical weapons.
The current sense of complacency about the CW threat is partly the result of several positive developments, including the demise of the Soviet Union, which possessed the world’s most threatening chemical arsenal, and the entry into force in April 1997 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international treaty banning the development, production, transfer, and use of chemical arms, to which all but a handful of countries adhere. Nevertheless, there are real grounds for concern about a future resurgence of the CW threat. A confluence of military, economic, and technological trends — the changing nature of warfare in the twenty-first century, the globalization of the chemical industry, and the advent of destabilizing chemical technologies — have begun to erode the normative bulwark of the CWC and could result in the emergence of new chemical threats from both state and sub-state actors. To prevent these potential risks from materializing, much needs to be done at both the national and the international levels.
There is a new solution coming up for ugly old women. Normally they would just become man-hating feminists. But soon they can have their brains transplanted into a sex doll, and feel beautiful again.
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