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{October 30, 2013}   Just think twice..

Date Rape Drugs a Global Phenomenon: Despite increased emphasis on date rape drug awareness and prevention, no comprehensive study has yet been produced that examines the overall scope of the problem. Currently, policies aimed at this problem address the circumstance of date rape initiated with the use of drugs. In other words, programs and legislation single out certain situations within the criminal process and attempt to solve the problem without a clear understanding of the problem as a whole.

Real Stories: http://www.lifetimeadoption.com/daterapedrug.html
http://drkkaggarwal.blogspot.com/2013/02/beware-of-date-rape-drugs.html
http://teens.webmd.com/girls/features/date-rape-drugs-it-happened-to-me

What you need to know…
http://www.justthinktwice.com/consequences/your_drink_is_drugged.html
http://www.rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/drug-facilitated-assault

How it happens:
http://www.wivb.com/news/crime/victim-allegedly-given-ghb-at-gym
The predators tool box: http://phillipfritts.com/defend-university-a-predators-tool-box-date-rape-drugs/

Who can help: http://www.mtryrapecrisis.org/learn-more/predator-drugs

What can help: http://www.pepper-spray-store.com/pages/date-rape-drugs

LOOK FOR THESE: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/09/09/new-products-detect-date-rape-drugs-in-drinks/

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…Congress has been pathetic…it has also stalled on the global version, the International Violence Against Women Act, which would name and shame foreign countries that tolerate gender violence.

Congress even failed to renew the landmark legislation against human trafficking, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The obstacles were different in each case, but involved political polarization and paralysis. Can members of Congress not muster a stand on modern slavery?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/opinion/sunday/is-delhi-so-different-from-steubenville.html?_r=0

Looks like this Bill Past: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act was signed by Obama March 2013 – https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s47



Women working on Marijuana Farms are subject to crimes against women: http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2013/may/29/women-marijuana-farms-risk-domestic-violence/  Why? Because it’s off the grid? I believe the research indicates a correlation between being isolated, drinking alcohol and increased vulnerability or opportunity for rape and date rape drugs. I’m for prevention. There has to be a better place to find work than a Marijuana Farm. 



 Join hands in the national campaign against rape that will go on from September 22 till December 10

The problem is indeed a deeply international one. In a report published last week, the United Nations found one in four of the men it surveyed in six South Asian countries had committed rape at some point in their lives. The men who admitted to sexual violence gave many reasons for their actions, including sexual entitlement, entertainment, anger, and alcohol use. Even more terrifying was the fact that about 58 percent of those who had raped a non-partner had committed their first rape as teenagers. 

“To say, ‘Oh, it’s like that over there, and not here,’ is to shut our ears to the epidemic of sexual violence and oppression against women that is prevalent around the world,” Jonathan Walton, the director of NYCUP, told PolicyMichttp://www.policymic.com/articles/64525/rape-culture-is-a-worldwide-problem-and-these-organizations-are-solving-it

Yale…Brodsky notes: “Yale saw that it was getting away with it, just like the frat clubs. The government lets Yale get away with it – Yale lets the frats get away with it – there are multiple layers of old boys’ clubs.” 

To add insult to injury, Yale has made it a point in their official language to refer to rape solely as “non-consensual sex.” The Yale president’s explanation of this was, “People come to very different understandings of what happens.” 

Brodsky responded, saying “Yale thinks it can talk its way out of a problem. They’re using language that obscures the violence. If you say you gave a written reprimand to someone who raped their classmate, that would be difficult to ignore … they might think it was OK if you called it non-consensual sex.” http://www.answercoalition.org/national/news/connecticut-women-fight-back-yale-rape-culture.html

San Francisco: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/26/date-rape-drug-suspected-after-san-rafael-bar-patron-assaults/

The normalization of rape through the use of comedy. What’s wrong with Rape Jokes??? http://www.policymic.com/articles/47113/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-good-rape-joke

Sarah Silverman: “…at the very least question their reason for making a rape joke. What purpose does it serve, who does the joke really benefit? Are you just making a rapist feel as if their actions are accepted by society? http://www.policymic.com/articles/47113/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-good-rape-joke

De-mystifying Date rape drugs http://teenadvice.about.com/library/weekly/aa062502a.htm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: http://www.aaets.org/article136.htm; Trinka Porrata/Project GHB: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50133480n



{October 26, 2013}   Alchemy of A Shadow Dance

Alchemy of A Shadow Dance – Part I 2013 12 13

For those of you waiting for “Alchemy of A Shadow Dance,” written in honor of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, I am still planning to complete the manuscript by late fall. Hopefully before Christmas. It will post here.



{October 26, 2013}   So what’s a woman to do…Rant

What sort of imagery do you get in your mind when you hear words like…grievous bodily harm and easy lay spoken in the same breath with GHB? That seems like a no-brainer…like why would anyone have time or space for it…let alone ingest it…yet, the Internet is full it.

Possibly its subliminal marketing. Those who can pay for our metadata know everything about us (like how our minds work) from just our keystrokes. So, if you query about a subject often enough then certain streams of advertising magically appear in your search streams.

I recently read an news article about China manufacturing GHB and marketing through the black market. They do not concern themselves with the moral issues. Where is morality when there is a market.

Remember who you are. Wake up in the dream. Be present. Look around. Life it but a dream. Be present. Don’t participate. Don’t be a pawn. Don’t drug your friends, your lovers, you brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, aunts…don’t drug other people….don’t drug your beautiful self… My daughter was poisoned to death with GHB while at the music studio of her lover! But, no one knew what happen. At least that is what they testified. How does this kind of disconnect occur? It is dumbfounding but not defensible.

Who would of thought that even suffering is a marketable commodity. You have to have a sense of humor. But, it makes me sick bot laugh. ,. cannot be good. I mean why do guys want to drug women then rape them. There is no honor, no respect, no love. How can anything good come from the absence of love… why don’t guys OWN this predatory behavior.

I do not know why men do not look at their aggressive behavior toward women.It is an historic phenomenon. Drugging women with GHB and raping them are hate crimes. Predatory. Women you have to raise those baby boys to love,honor and respect women. Why are there so many women haters? If you know then tell us so we can learn.

These smart women of Vancouver are putting their hearts and voices together to raise awareness, please check them out http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resources/ghb-and-women-we-have-some-things-tell-you



{October 26, 2013}   So what’s a woman to do…

These Sisters know what they are talking about.
http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resources/ghb-and-women-we-have-some-things-tell-you

We are a group of women in our 20’s, all of us employed, and all of us have used GHB recreationally. We all have experienced male violence at some point in our lives, and we can all point to a particular assault by a man or men, on ourselves or several women close to us, when we were either taking GHB willingly, or had been given it when we didn’t know. These facts are what drives our decision to write about our experiences, to warn other women, create a way for women in Vancouver to discuss this with each other and prevent further attacks on other girls and women.



{October 25, 2013}   G.H.B. is a Worldwide Epidemic

Another beautiful woman and all her dreams…die…from G.H.B. poisoning after voluntarily drinking G.H.B as a sleep aid. Whether awake or asleep it is all a dream so why take a drug to leave the waking dream. It is so sad. My heart cries for these woman and their families as I know this pain firsthand. Sister’s unite and love one another.



{October 25, 2013}   G.H.B – A Movie

This movie trailer looks promising…the tension seems to build as the horrors of G.H.B. reveal the vulnerabilities of women…



AQUA DOTS…A TOY MADE WITH A CHEMICAL THAT TURNS TO GHB WHEN SWALLOWED http://www.today.com/video/today/21686932 DEAD CHILDREN…How is this possible. SANCTION CHINA!

There are world sanctions for weapons of mass destruction…isn’t that what predator drugs are poisonous weapons of mass destruction? Especially when you consider the quantity being manufactured and put on the world’s black markets.

The only difference with predator drugs is that they target woman and children…there needs to be sanctions against countries that manufacturer these drugs. Write your congressman. The place to stop the proliferation of date rape drugs is at the source…the manufacturers. Production of these drugs has moved from private kitchens and bathrooms to mainland China.

How are women and children safe in a world that is idle while developed countries manufacture date-rape drugs (GHB, Ketamine and Rohypnol) to be sold on black markets?

Predator Drugs are often manufactured by licensed medical suppliers in China, but are then sold illegally. Shipped from China in bottles labeled glucose.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/246647-date-rape-drugs-becoming-chinas-hot-export/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/date-rape-drug-busts-put-china-at-top-of-border-agency-s-list-1.1400074



et cetera