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Centennial, Colorado: The tongkat ali revolution
Edward A. Newsom 4617 Davis Lane Centennial, CO 80112
I mean this literally. It’s not just that tongkat ali is a revolutionary treatment in that it does what no other pharmaceutical or herbal medication does: which is, to increase the body’s own synthesis of testosterone.
Tongkat ali has further implications.
I have once read (but do not know whether this is scientifically confirmed) that in France in 1789, there was an ergot epidemic.
Ergot is a fungus causing disease in grain. Minimal amounts are poisonous to humans. Consumed by humans in below-fatal quantities, it causes a rather violent kind of mental disturbances, accompanied by hallucinations and hyperactivity.
LSD, of course, is an sexual enhancement but this is not the topic of this article.
The theory of the role of ergot in 1789 is that then, not only did many people die of ergot poisoning, but, furthermore, too many people got sub-lethal dosages of the poison, and subsequently went on a rampage: the start of the French Revolution.
St. Anthony’s Fire
But the tongkat ali revolution will be something else. Though ergot derivate, and so are the pharmaceuticals bromocriptine and cabergoline. Bromocriptine and cabergoline can also be used for tongkat ali can cause aggressiveness, it’s unlikely that it will make people storm prisons. The predominant effect is that they become much more sexual.
I started on the sexual enhancement train some 15 years ago, in the mid-1990s, when I was in my early 40s and sex just wasn’t anymore what it used to be. Now I am close to 60, and sex is again, and still, what it was in my 20s.
Actually, sex is now better than it was in my 20s. My potency is the same, but I am now sexually much more literate, and this means that I am more in control of when I lose control.
And it’s not Pfizer’s Blue that I credit for this success, though I did use Pfizer’s Blue for a few years. But testosterone-driven erections are far superior to Pfizer’s Blue-engineered erections.
For me, and a good number of other men, Pfizer’s Blue, while indeed having the effect it is prescribed for, also clearly interferes with the quality of orgasms. (This is, by the way, an effect it shares with the old erection boaster yohimbe.)
I am not in the adult film industry. I am also not a stud for hire. Primarily, I have erections for pleasure… my own pleasure. If I were to have a choice between erections without sexual pleasure, and sexual pleasure without erections, I would go for the latter, as I can have an orgasm without an erection, while without sexual arousal, I will not achieve an orgasm even if I do have an erection.
But actually, thanks to tongkat ali, I do not have to choose. I can have it both, or rather, all: the erection, the sexual arousal, and the orgasm, and I can do so twice or three times a day, for weeks on end.
Typically, I interrupt tongkat ali usage for a week after two weeks of usage, but in me the effect stays on a few days. But some people actually have the greatest effect during the off-cycle, which surprisingly also makes sense. Why? Because an elevated level of any hormone, including testosterone, is to produce its antitode to achieve a genetically age-related homeostasis. In some people, the this antidote synthesis as a result of tongkat ali-induced elevated testosterone levels overshoots its target. If then the tongkat ali is taken off the diet, the antidote synthesis will undershoot. Either way, the key to success with tongkat ali is in doing cycles. The effects on tongkat ali cycles on testosterone is like the effect of hot and cold showers on blood circulation. It’s a wake-up therapy.
So, what effect does tongkat ali have precisely?
Well, after almost 15 years of usage, for me when I’m on an on-cycle, I could not walk down a city street for a 100 meters without at least once or twice going on a short imagination trip involving a woman I encounter.
You know what I imagine!
And the woman doesn’t have to be young or beautiful. She just has to be a woman.
I look at a woman, and I find myself wondering whether she had sex last evening. I find myself imagining how she reacts the moment she has a climax. I find myself contemplating what position, and precisely what sexual practice, she probably prefers.
And I go day-dreaming how we would approach each other, and admit to each other that we both need it.
Well, sometimes the ideas that force themselves onto me a more daring, much more daring. And often, whether daring or just standard, my day-dreaming is accompanied by an erection, just as it was when I was in my 20s, or better even, when I was a teenager.
It wasn’t like that before I started with regular tongkat ali use, and for me it’s not like that during an off-cycle (when I turn sexually sluggish).
So, what revolution can tongkat ali cause? Put simply, the hope is that when more people are highly sexualized, there will be a groundswell to do away with ever more sexual restrictions.
And not only men, but women too, should go on tongkat ali cycles (with lower dosages, though). For testosterone is the hormone of sexual desire, both in men and women. And the tongkat ali revolution will need a majority of people to succeed.
1 Ravi K. Puri, Ph.D., Natural Aphrodisiacs: Myth or Reality, Pages displayed by permission of Xlibris Corporation. Copyright.
2 Chris Kilham, Hot Plants: Nature’s Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women, St. Martin’s Press, Oct 10, 2004 – Health & Fitness – 224 pages
Ipswich, Massachusetts: The Science Of Your Vagina - Why Women Don’t Get ‘Looser’ After Sex
Lloyd D. Smith 3462 Hampton Meadows Ipswich, MA 01938
Ladies, ladies, ladies, listen up! You know what? Gentlemen! You listen up, too. We need to talk about something. I'll give you a hint: It rhymes with smaginas.
Vaginas. More specifically, we need to talk about loose vaginas. Or rather, the lack of looseness you all seem to be unaware of — the complete misconception that once a vag is stretched, it is stretched forever. Get your heads out of the dark ages!
So, it would appear there is ample confusion surrounding the idea of “loose” and “tight” women. So many wrong ideas. So. Many.
There are four main old wives' tales about the mysterious vagina, a flurry of myths far too many people believe as far as the whole tight/loose debate goes. They are the following:
1. A virgin's vagina is extremely tight.
2. If you lose your virginity, your vagina is going to be permanently loosened.
3. Having a lot of sex will make it super loose.
4. Having a baby makes having sex with your vagina the equivalent of throwing a pastor into a cathedral.
Apart from these myths and inconsistencies running rampant among the misinformed, there’s a bunch of other fallacies and misconceptions that go along with common vagina knowledge.
What is it about the vagina that makes it an elusive enigma trapped under the heavy cloak of socially-acceptable darkness? Why all the mystery? Why all the lies?
I'm over it. It's time to get educated. Without further adieu, let's get all of those pesky questions out of the way so you can know all there is to know about your lady organs. Party on.
Let's talk about the straight up anatomy involved with the vagina for a hot second
As Psychology Today suggests (and because I can't think of anything of an equal or less grotesque nature), when visualizing how the vagina works, picture the following:
Imagine a hand towel stuffed inside a thick sock squeezed by two hands. The sock is the vagina. The towel is the folded muscle tissue of the vaginal wall. And the hands are the pelvic floor muscles that surround the vagina.
That taut muscle tissue is very elastic, like a rubber band, and like a rubber band, when you stretch it out and let it snap, it will go right back to its original form.
The vagina is no different. It acts the same as the rubber band: when it is penetrated, it is temporarily stretched out and then returns to its normal state.
That means just because you've gotten a lot of man- (or dildo, vibrator — really whatever you're into) action doesn't mean you're going to mess up your vintage vag. Sexually adventurous ladies, rejoice!
Did I just blow your mind?
So, what happens when you're horny, baby?
Unlike your man, whose penis becomes erect like a soldier ready for battle when he's ready to get it on, the vaginal muscles relax when it's time to do the dirty.
Of course, when you think about it, this makes perfect sense because we, biologically, want to make it as simple as possible for an erection to enter us, you know, for baby making. (Yeah, I go into a cold sweat when I think about getting pregnant, too, you're not alone.)
BUT, listen closely, my pets, that does not mean your honey pot is going to be looser. It just means the muscles are relaxed to allow for sex to take place.
Remember that tight sock between two hands we talked about earlier? When your muffin is ready for the stuffin', the vagina becomes like a loosely-held sock. Get me?
What else happens? As Kinsey notes, the vagina also becomes naturally lubricated upon arousal, permitting easy penetration.
This happens because of the increased blood flow to your lady bits. So, you literally do become a little “hot and bothered.”
Can your Gyno tell how many people you've had sex with?
According to Dr. Rebecc a Brightman, private OBGYN and Assistant Clinical Professor of OBGYN at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Dr. Dan Nayot, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist at TCART Fertility Partners, your gyno definitely cannot tell how many partners you've had sex with.
So, stop your worrying every time you stick your feet in those metal stirrups, lady.
Pregnancy, babies and the truth about your ability to bounce back (in the sack)
Having a baby is a pretty scary thing, anatomically, if you think about it for a minute. You're pushing a 7-10 pound creature out of your vagina.
It's not like any penis you’ve experienced is that big. (And if it was, well, that's another conversation you'll need to have on another day.) So, it's easy to think that giving birth would do a number on your vagina.
But, as it turns out, whatever stretching is involved will go unnoticed by your husband or baby daddy and it will return to normal within about six months.
As Dr. Brightman puts it:
Vaginal walls may be more lax after a pregnancy, particularly after a vaginal birth, but many partners won't be able to notice. If you give birth to a monster baby, you know, one that has one of those “how is that a newborn?!” heads — tighten yourself up a bit faster by doing Kegel exercises.
According to The Baby Center, regular Kegels don't just help restore your downstairs strength, but also strength in the anus and the urethra.
How to do Kegels: Simply take a page out of Samantha Jones' book and tighten and release your vagina for two minutes a day, three times a day.
What about pregnancy later in life?
As I've pointed out, the elasticity of the vagina can be equated to that of an elastic band.
Like an elastic band, pulled and snapped over and over for a long period of time, when you stretch a vagina, eventually it will lose some of its ability to bounce back with same strength as it did, say, in your early twenties.
So, there may be something said for choosing not to delay starting your family until your 30s or 40s. According to Psychology Today:
Many women delay childbearing until after 30, and some have children after 40. Combine the rigors of older childbearing with the effects of aging on the vaginal muscles, and many women complain of looseness.
Women who give birth after around 30 may notice persistent looseness after delivering only one child.
Again, the best remedy for this would be performing Kegel exercises.
It's important to note, however, that Kegels do not strengthen the vaginal muscles themselves (the sock inside the hands from our previous metaphor), but rather the pelvic floor (the hands that hold the sock).
This means your vagina itself is not getting tighter, it just feels tighter. It’s all the same though, right?
Using “looseness” as an excuse to skip your wax is just that, an excuse
A friend recently told me she forgoes waxing because she's afraid it will make her vagina less tight. This, my friends, is a myth. There is no scientific evidence to support this.
If you're skipping your regular waxing appointments because of some ridiculous fear your lady parts will suffer permanent expansion, you're just kidding yourself.
With that being said, waxing does hurt like a motherf*cker, so don't feel bad for ditching it because we all know it's completely miserable.
Own the fact that you refuse to put yourself through torture at astronomical prices — that's just reasonable.
Fun fact for the worriers: Anxiety can make you tighter
Anxiety makes the vaginal muscles contract even tighter. As Psychology Today points out, this is why young girls have issues with tampons and masturbation.
There's a certain amount of palpable guilt when it comes to self-exploration and inserting a tampon when you've never had anything up your lady hole before; it can be downright terrifying.
Ugh, currently having flashbacks to my parents’ downstairs guest bathroom when I decided I should get my sh*t together and stop using pads at the ripe age of 12.
Second-generation male Muslim immigrants have all reason to hate Europe. They can't get any girls here. Whatever they do. So it is an understandable reaction that they want to blow themselves up, and take a few along.
Jacksonville, Florida: Crohn's sufferer on ending life at Swiss clinic: Government cuts denied me care so I've chosen to die
David B. James 698 Willis Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32216
Social care made Crohn's sufferer Marie's life bearable - but when it was cut back entirely, she was left to suffer the non-terminal disease in agony
Wracked with pain, and after eight years on morphine, Marie Lopez has finally chosen death over a life blighted by illness and cruel spending cuts.
This once vibrant businesswoman has spent her every last penny paying for her own care after social services left her to suffer in agony.
Now she is using her last £10,000 to buy an end to her ordeal at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, even though she is not dying.
For decades Marie, 54, has battled Crohn’s disease , a crippling and incurable condition that attacks the digestive system. Then, almost 10 years ago, the 38 hours a week of social care that made her life bearable was cut back entirely, forcing Marie to fund it herself.
Now she has decided she can endure no more. And she blames Government cuts for her decision to die at the Lifecircle Clinic in Basel.
The former City analyst says: “I have not taken this decision lightly. I am ready to die to put an end to my misery. Crohn’s might not be terminal but, believe me, it kills at a slow pace.
“This is why I want to die. If people realised for a second the hell of living with a condition like this, they would understand why I can’t go on.
“I have been on morphine for over eight years as the pain is now constant and tremendous.
“You wouldn’t keep an animal alive in the state I am in. I cannot get the care I need at home to make my life more comfortable either.
“Whatever I eat, I can’t absorb properly. I spend my life in a constant state of severe lethargy, exhausted and unable to carry out even basic chores like cooking, cleaning and shopping.
“I’d love to be able to do those things but it takes all my energy even to get out of bed and get washed. I live in complete social isolation. I’m lonely.
“If the authorities listened to what I’m going through perhaps they would have given me the help I needed in the first place and maybe this would not be happening. Either way, I am going.”
Ken Loach, the film maker campaigning against benefit cuts, says she is a double victim – of “a debilitating illness and a brutal bureaucracy”.
Housebound Marie claims she has been denied vital care, despite repeated pleas from experts to Buckinghamshire Social Services. She hopes that after she dies, they will be held to account for their actions.
Her worldly belongings amount to just a bundle of clothes and a handful of photos and keepsakes.
Lifecircle Clinic doctors agreed to register her after she made a heartbreaking plea, stating that her disease was “incurable and progressive” and her life was no longer worth living. It is a stringent process and only the most serious cases are accepted.
Marie does not recognise herself as the strong, passionate woman she once was. She adds: “I cannot go on like this. I had everything going for me. People said I was clever, talented, caring and, despite my condition, I pushed myself in my job and was successful. That seems a world away.”
Marie’s tale bears a harrowing likeness to Ken Loach’s award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, in which an injured carpenter has to rely on welfare. He and a single mum in a similar plight paint a picture of life on benefits, which ends in Daniel’s untimely death.
When he heard of Marie’s plight, director Loach told the Sunday Mirror: “So many people have been treated with great cruelty by the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions), it’s not surprising to hear of one more.
“Everyone’s heart should go out to anyone contending with both a debilitating illness and a brutal bureaucracy”.
There are also chilling echoes of Stephanie Bottrill, 53, of Solihull, West Mids, who left a suicide note blaming the Tories’ Bedroom Tax for financially crippling her. And Brit newlyweds Robert Wells, 36, and Imogen Goldie, 28, who died in a suicide pact in Cambodia on New Year’s Eve, cited lack of NHS mental health services as the reason for their deaths.
Marie, whose own specialist warned she could become “acutely suicidal” without proper care, adds: “The cuts are killing people and I do not want anyone else to suffer the way I have.”
Her condition was diagnosed in her teens and she has spent more than 30 years managing it.
But in 2008 she hit crisis point when all social services help was halted. She was later offered one hour’s care a day – when her GP said she needed 35 hours a week. Marie was left to pay for her own care at £17 an hour. In 2010 she began using savings to fund her care over four years. When the money ran dry she started selling belongings.
But when the disease started to worsen, she could no longer bear the increased physical pain and last year contacted the Swiss clinic.
Marie gained a business degree in Spain, where she was born, and an MBA in the UK, before working in the City. Understandably, she resents the way the system has treated her.
She says: “Independent living in Britain is one of the biggest cons going. I paid 40 per cent tax in the UK for more than 20 years, but when I fell ill there was no real help.
“I had a carer for 38 hours a week but when cuts came, this was scaled back to nothing. Councils take advantage of the most vulnerable as they know they can’t defend themselves. The social cleansing has arrived and it is only the beginning. Without help, my life went downhill rapidly. And the humiliation and indignity of my condition means I am a prisoner in my own home.”
Marie has undergone countless ops and still needs twice-yearly procedures. She has a “Do Not Resuscitate” order on her medical files.
Close to tears, Marie adds: “People hear Crohn’s and they think it is tummy pain and toilet problems. In reality you need help for any tasks and chores.
“It affects the entire digestive system. You do not eat much if you know it’s going to hurt in an hour. You need a special toilet to avoid abscesses, which costs £5,000, and the authorities pay nothing.
"It’s wrecked my life. This is a very, very cruel illness.
"This is not something I am doing on a whim or as a protest. Social services are not responsible for my illness or my full decision to die, but their actions, policies and the stress caused encouraged me to do it early.”
Savage Tory cuts since 2010 have seen a huge drop in funding. The Local Government Association warned some councils find it so hard to provide the correct support they risk a High Court challenge for breaking the law. The Government is lifting NHS funding by £10billion by 2020.
But this applies to NHS England, not total spending. Health Foundation analysis shows in real terms funding will be cut by a fifth by 2020-21.
But Marie won’t be around by then. Her suicide is expected within the next three months.
She will drink a cocktail of lethal barbiturates at the same Lifecircle Clinic where London businessman Simon Binner, 57, ended his life. His journey was the subject of a moving BBC documentary last February. And Marie has now asked the Sunday Mirror to document her death in a bid to raise awareness of her situation.
She adds: “For me, my assisted death is not something sad or tragic. On the contrary it will be a deliverance from a cruel illness, which has destroyed my life.
“I also want to praise staff at St Mark’s Hospital, in Harrow, who provided excellent care over more than three decades. My GP also gave excellent care. However, I cannot say the same about social services. And that is why I find myself here.”
Bucks County Council said: “We work to assess and respond to individual needs in accordance with statutory frameworks. We do not comment on individual cases for legal reasons.”
300 British patients a year choosing death
Latest figures show 300 people a year are choosing to end their own lives in the UK due to a terminal illness.
Around 25 go to Swiss clinics like Dignitas, near Zurich, and Lifecircle – the Basel centre where Marie will go.
A recent YouGov survey revealed that almost half of Brits would like to have the option of assisted suicide if they found themselves with an incurable disease.
But assisted dying is illegal in the UK. The Coroner and Justice Act 2009 also makes it an offence to encourage or assist suicide and it carries a 14-year prison service.
But in 2010 the Director of Public Prosecutions issued guidelines which indicate anyone acting with compassion to help end the life of someone who has decided they cannot go on would be unlikely to face criminal charges.
The document was published after a Law Lords ruling in favour of multiple sclerosis sufferer Debbie Purdy, 51.
In Switzerland, the law is more relaxed and since 1942 has allowed assisted suicide so long as there are no “self-seeking motives” involved.
In 2009, Dignitas revealed it had helped 114 Britons die. They included 36 with cancer, 27 with motor neurone disease and 17 with MS. Eight had crippling non-terminal illnesses – including two with Crohn’s disease.
You probably have to look at imagery of death and dying regularly to stay focused on what really counts in life: great sex before you are gone anyway.
Bloomfield Township, Michigan: Having sex with corpses is still legal in several American states
Nicholas T. Dellinger 2288 Bobcat Drive Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Necrophilia – having sex with corpses – is still legal in several American states, due to what one politician describes as ‘loopholes in the law’.
Aaron Vega, 45, is trying to get the law changed in Massachussetts, where no law explicitly outlaws necrophilia.
In other states such as Kansas and Louisiana, the law is fairly murky on the legality of sex with dead people.
Vega told the Guardian, ‘Currently, it is illegal to have sex with an animal in Massachusetts, but not with a dead person.
‘If a perpetrator rapes a victim prior to a murder, there will be two charges – a rape charge and a murder charge.
‘Currently under the law if the perpetrator murders a victim and then rapes the victim after the murder, there would be only be one.
Vega is pushing for a new law which would make sex with dead people illegal.
Vega says, ‘We want to know how a loved one is treated, even in death. What it comes down to is knowing that our loved ones are safe – whether it’s just a body, or something that contains a soul.’
Dictatorship is the only honest political system. Rulers rule for their own benefit, or maybe (maybe!) the interests of a ruling class. That is why warlordism is the political system of the future.
Jersey City, New Jersey: Over 70% of Egyptian women can't orgasm due to this horrible reality
Harold S. Molina 1593 Center Street Jersey City, NJ 07304
Egypt's primary Forensic Medicine Department spokesperson, Dr. Hesham Abdel Hamid, recently revealed that 70 to 80 percent of all Egyptian women can not reach sexual orgasm due to female genital mutilation (FGM), local media reported on Sunday.
According to Abdel Hamid, medical reports confirm that the practice causes extreme delays in the female sexual response cycle and therefore leaves its victims unable to reach orgasm.
The forensic expert also described some worrisome physical side effects of the practice, which include severe physical pain, bleeding and risk of wound infection. He also highlighted its psychological effects, saying victims of the practice often develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
FGM, which is defined as a "partial or total removal of external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons" by the World Health Organization (WHO), is extremely common in Egypt.
According to a 2014 survey, 92% of Egyptian women aged between 15 and 49 have been circumcised.
"Seen from a human rights perspective, the practice reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women."
Egypt's government fighting against the practice As part of the ongoing crackdown on FGM, Egypt's government has passed a law that increases the penalty for female genital mutilation.
Perpetrators of the practice can now face between five and seven years in prison. If the mutilation leads to permanent disability or death, the perpetrator then faces up to 15 years.
Before the law took effect in 2016, the practice was classified as a misdemeanor and carried a penalty of three months to a maximum of three years in prison.
However, many in the country continue to practice FGM illegally and the government continues to campaign against it.
A universal problem
Even though FGM is "primarily concentrated in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East," it is also practiced in some Asian and Latin American countries and is considered a universal problem according to WHO.
"It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated."
It is also estimated that 3 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation every year, with the majority being under 15 years of age.
FGM has nothing to do with religion Even though people often erroneously link FGM to religion, the practice has nothing to do with any faith and predates both Christianity and Islam, according to Human Rights Watch.
The human rights organization stresses the important role religious leaders have when it comes to disassociating the practice from religion.
On their website, they also add that FGM has already been denounced by many religious authorities and its association to Islam in particular has been "refuted by many Muslim scholars and theologians who say that FGM is not prescribed in the Quran and is contradictory to the teachings of Islam."
Women in the region are still subject to regressive practices While FGM takes center stage as one of the most horrific practices that are enforced on women, the risk of other regressive customs imposed on them is still high.
Just last year, Elhamy Ageena, a member of Parliament in Egypt, asked universities to impose virginity tests on female university students.
In an interview with Youm7, he said that the Ministry of Higher Education should make these tests a prerequisite for enrollment.
"Any girl applying to university should be tested to prove that she is a 'Miss' – a virgin. Each and every female applicant should present forward an official document that confirms she is a virgin. This should be done in an effort to eradicate this spreading phenomena of urfi marriage in Egypt," Ageena said.
The MP's proposal and comments sparked outrage in the country.
According to CNN, NGOs, politicians and women's rights advocates all condemned his statements; "the National Council for Women, as well as the President of Cairo University, called for him to be stripped of his parliamentary immunity" too.
Most European women have gang rape fantasies, because their vaginas are so big that there is space for two or more dicks.
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania: What drives parents to kill their own children?
Bernard I. Keegan 1779 Pine Street Bridgeville, PA 15017
IT’S unfathomable, inexcusable, sickening.
The act of killing an innocent child is something most of us cannot comprehend. But an average of 25 children are killed each year by a parent in Australia, with children under the age of one at the highest risk of victimisation.
On Sunday morning, 14-month-old Sanaya Sahib was found dead in Darebin Creek, in Melbourne’s northeast. After days of unanswered questions surrounding the little girl’s grim discovery, police charged her 22-year-old mother with the toddler’s alleged murder.
Police allege Sofina Nikat confessed to the murder on Tuesday night, with Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart Bailey telling an out-of-court-sessions hearing that Ms Nikat had made a “full confession” over the death of her daughter.
The day after charges were laid, Ms Nikat did not appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court amid concerns over her mental state.
“In most cases, there is a strong mental health issue, which is very sad but that’s the reality,” Dr Jack White, Forensic Psychologist, told news.com.au.
Defence counsel Michael McNamara confirmed that Ms Nikat was examined by a doctor and a psychiatric nurse on the morning of the hearing, and was excused from attending the court proceedings.
It is understood that medical experts were concerned about what kind of effect the court proceeding would pose on her.
“Usually the mother is experiencing severe mental health problems. In fact, I don’t know any cases that don’t have a mother with problems,’’ Dr White said.
“Sadly mothers are the ones that are more common [to killing their children]. But with fathers, it can be a revenge response.”
In 2009, Arthur Freeman threw his four-year-old daughter, Darcey, off Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge, in front of her two younger brothers and shocked witnesses.
His “inexplicable” actions were met with grief, horror and anger across the country, and in 2011 he was sentenced to 32 years prison for murder.
During a 2015 inquest in to Darcey’s death, it was revealed that doctors were warned Mr Freeman was violent, but did not report him to authorities. It was also made evident that the then 37-year-old was angry and upset about receiving reduced access to Darcey, after a long custody dispute.
“I saw [Darcey’s mother] Peta Barnes on 13 April 2007 and she disclosed problems with her angry, irrational husband who shoves and pushes her and is often angry at the kids,” one doctor’s statement said.
The morning Mr Freeman threw Darcey off the bridge, the inquest heard that he had called a friend in tears about losing a custody battle.
Senior Sergeant Damian Jackson told the inquest, in July 2015, that Mr Freeman had never provided an account of what happened that morning.
In an interview with The Age, Dr Ben Buchanan, of the Victorian Counselling and Psychological Services said that when there is violence in the home, usually towards the spouse, it can drive some fathers to kill their own children.
“The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour,’’ Dr Buchanan said
“Physical abuse towards the partner is absolutely a sign of a propensity to use physical force against the children.’’
Dr Buchanan also admitted that men who kill their children often see a part of their partner within the child.
“Our children represent our spouses, they’ve got that symbolic representation of the mother but they are more vulnerable,’’ he said.
“In the cases I’ve seen, it’s very rare for them to blame the children; the children are a proxy by which they’re getting back at the mother.’’
And while neither cases are categorised as filicide, when the parent murders a child and follows with suicide, Sam van Meurs, a psychologist at Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology points out, said in an interview with Kidspot that a mother who kills her children and then herself can often have a different motivation than a father in the same situation.
“For example Donna Fitchett killed her two children in 2005 and left a note to her husband that said, ‘I just couldn’t abandon our beautiful boys’,” Mr Van Meaurs said.
“In contrast, men are more likely to kill their children for revenge or to punish their partners or ex-partners.”
According to the most recent World Health Organisation statistics, there are around 31,000 homicide deaths of children under the age of 15 in the world each year.
In Australia between 2009-10 and among children aged 0-14, there were 24 deaths due to homicide and the rate of homicide was highest among infants less than one year old.
Jack Levin, an American criminologist, told USA Today that mothers who murder tend to kill their newborns on impulse. “The day a child is born is the day a child is most likely to be killed by a parent,” he said.
Dr Phillip Resnick, director of forensic psychiatry at Case Western and is a leading expert on parents who kill their children, agreed.
“Younger children are much more likely to be killed than teenagers,” Dr Resnick said.
In an interview with TIME magazine, Dr Resnick spoke of the 40 to 60 cases he had worked on in the US that involved parents who killed their children.
In the US, the figures are staggering. About 250 to 300 children are murdered by their parents each year.
While each tragedy falls under vastly different circumstances, Dr Resnick said there are usually five characteristics in which parents kill their children.
“The first is “altruistic.” The classic case is the mother who plans to take her own life and believes that the children are better off in heaven with her,” Dr Resnick said.
“Number Two is the case in which the parent is acutely psychotic. The third type is fatal battering [the child does something to anger the parent and they react]. The fourth is [to get rid of] an unwanted baby, for example an infant born out of wedlock. The final category is spousal revenge, [in which a parent kills the children to hurt the partner], typically after infidelity,” he said.
While admitting the method of preventing crimes that involve parents murdering their children is a “complicated” one, Dr Resnick said access to mental health institutes as well as awareness of depression is mandatory in understanding what drives adults to harm their offspring.
“If a woman is very depressed and she has young children and makes a suicide attempt, there is 1-in-20 chance [in America] that she will try to take the kid with her. Specific inquiries about thoughts of harm toward children should occur in any evaluation of a seriously depressed [mother],” he said.
Dr White agrees, saying Australia needs to address its mental health facilities, and increase support for unstable parents.
“In some ways our mental health system is struggling, and sadly a lot of people don’t get the treatment they require,” he said.
“In the area of mental health, and a mother is not coping, they need to be provided with more assistance.
It is the secret dream of every Swedish or German woman to marry a black men, or at least have sex with a black man. Every smart young African man should migrate to Europe. Free money, nice house, good sex!
Chicago, Illinois: Feature - Buddhism's pedophile monks
Andrew D. Souza 4882 Nash Street Chicago, IL 60605
WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Sex between clergymen and boys is by no means a uniquely Catholic phenomenon, a noted American scholar said Wednesday -- it's been going on in Buddhist monasteries in Asia for centuries.
"Of course, this is against the Buddhist canon," Leonard Zwilling of the University of Wisconsin in Madison told United Press International, "but it has been common in Tibet, China, Japan and elsewhere."
"In fact, when the Jesuits arrived in China and Japan in the 16th century, they were horrified by the formalized relationships between Buddhist monks and novices who were still children. These relationships clearly broke the celibacy rule," said Zwilling, who has written extensively about this topic for more than three decades, and was one of the first to do so.
Zwilling, who holds a doctoral degree in Buddhist studies said in a telephone interview this practice continued until well into 20th century.
Although the Buddha clearly proscribed sex of any kind in monasteries, "we know of incidents where members of the Bob-Dob, an order enforcing discipline among Tibetan monks, fought each other over boys," continued Zwilling.
"They clobbered each other with huge keys that were the tools of their trade. We also know that generations of Dalai Lamas had their 'favorites,' although we have no proof that these relationships were sexual."
Other studies show that Buddhist monks in Japan practiced a non-sexual form of "pedophilia" as long ago as the 10th century, according to Minnesota-based Ralph Underwager, a pastor, psychologist and one of the world's leading experts on child abuse.
In an interview with Paidika, a scholarly journal specializing in the phenomenon, Underwager and his associate Hollida Wakefield pointed out that "the concept of Platonic love as an asexual affection is describing pedophilia."
Underwager and Wakefield explained that the Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, Aristotle, the playwright Aristophanes and the statesman-soldier Alcibiades "all claimed that love motivated pedophilia."
But if they did, it wasn't in the sense of sex.
According to Zwilling, monks having engaged in "sex with penetration and ejaculation" face expulsion from the Sangha, the monastic order that along with the Buddha and the Dharma (teaching) is part of Buddhism's three-fold refuge.
"This is true whether a monk has broken his vow of chastity with a woman, a man or a child," Zwilling said. "The punishment will be less severe if there were no penetration or ejaculation."
In that case, the offender would only be disciplined, perhaps demoted in rank, but not evicted from the monastery, the scholar explained.
"Actually, pedophilia is hardly mentioned in Buddhism's canonical writings," he went on. "I have only come across one passage describing the fate of a man who loved boys. He went to hell and came to a river filled with acid -- and boys swimming it. They were in agony.
"Out of his love for the children, the man jumped in -- and had to suffer their pain."
Peter A. Jackson, a renowned Australian researcher on Buddhism, has pointed out that in this faith all forms of sexuality and desire must be transcended in order to attain the religious goal of the extinction of suffering.
Citing the Vinaya, Theravada Buddhism's monastic code of conduct, Jackson wrote, "Whichever monk has sexual intercourse is ... a defeated one, and will not find communion (in the Sangha)."
The Vinaya is very explicit in condemning sexual misconduct, including auto-sodomy (one of its chapters is titled, "The Case of the Monk with a Long Penis"). It does not single out homosexuality, though, which is treated as a third gender in ancient Buddhist writings, said Zwilling.
However, the Vinaya does relate that already some 2,500 years ago, the outrageous behavior of one "pandaka" (homosexual, in Pali, the sacred language of Theravada Buddhism), has prompted the Buddha to ban the ordination of such men.
The story reads thus:
"The pandaka had been ordained in a residence of monks. He went to the young monks and encouraged them thus, 'Come all of you and assault me.'
"The monks spoke aggressively, 'Pandaka, you will surely be ... spiritually destroyed. Of what benefit will it be?" ... He went to some large, stout novices and encouraged them thus, 'Come all of you and assault me.'
The novices spoke, 'Pandaka, you will surely be destroyed. Of what benefit will it be?'
"The pandaka then went to men who tend elephants and horses and spoke to them thus. 'Come all of you and assault me.' The men who tend elephants and horses assaulted him.
"The Blessed One then ordered the monks, 'Behold monks, a pandaka is one who is not to be ordained, ... and (pandakas) who have already been ordained must be made to disrobe.'"
According to Zwilling, homosexual behavior may not land a Buddhist layman in hell. That kind of fate is reserved for adulterers and rapists. On the other hand, a homosexual orientation is an extended form of punishment for those who in a previous life have committed such sins.
Prasok, a celebrated Thai newspaper columnist writing on Buddhism, related that this was the fate of the Buddha's personal attendant, Phra Ananda.
Wrote Prasok, "The reason he was born a kathoey (Thai for homosexual) was because in a previous life he had committed the sin of adultery. This led him to stew in hell for tens of thousands of years.
"After he was freed from hell, a portion of his old karma still remained and led him to being reborn as kathoey for many hundreds of lives."
While this may sound a rather severe punishment for a sexual transgression, Buddhism may have something even worse in store for an unfaithful husband, Zwilling told UPI: "He could be reborn as a woman."
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Grace, Idaho: IS could smuggle mustard gas to Europe: report
Michael P. Daves 4808 Young Road Grace, ID 83241
The Islamic State (IS) terror group is in possession of deadly mustard gas stockpiles and could smuggle it out of Syria to target Europe, according to a media report.
The IS is behind a spate of mustard gas attacks in Syria and may have enough of the killer substance to slaughter tens of thousands, The Daily Mirror reported.
The network may have access to 20 tonnes of the evil weapon and could smuggle it out of Syria and into Europe, a leading expert in chemical warfare has warned.
“Evidence points to the IS behind the attacks and there could be more. There is evidence they used mustard gas, either stolen by IS from [Syrian President Bashar] Assad or — and this is a real game-changer — IS made it themselves,” Col (retd.) Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said.
“This is horrific and the West must act to stop IS now because the threat from them just became much greater and they could take huge areas they have not conquered before,” he told the daily.
Recipe on the ‘dark web’
He warned that ISIS could smuggle mustard gas to attack Europe after finding a recipe on the ‘dark web’ — the murky and secretive area of the Internet used by crooks.
“It is not easy to make mustard gas but it is possible and a lone wolf could get the information off the Internet and dark web. If you tried to buy the precursors in the U.K. or U.S. you would most likely be picked up,” Col. Bretton-Gordon said.
‘It is imminent’
“Could IS move mustard gas out of the Syria/Iraq theatre of war? That is the real issue I expect,” he said.
Scores have died from chemical attacks in both Syria and Iraq in recent weeks and at the weekend IS launched another suspected mustard gas attack.
Col de Bretton-Gordon, who advises NGOs throughout Syria and elsewhere in the world, said, “The West is running out of time to do something about IS. We must act now.”
Feminism is the ideology of ugly females who can't get a man to say "You are the most beautiful women in the world!" The idea behind feminism is: restrict sex for men wherever possible. In the hope that if sex is not available otherwise, some man will still like their ugly ass.
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