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{July 18, 2014}   Brave Miss World

I saw the above documentary on Netflix and it is amazing. Read how Miss World 1998, uses the trauma of rape to empower her and now, to take that energy into the world empowering other women and asking them to join her voice to speak out and no longer be silent and violence against women. What an amazing woman. Watch and listen to her story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6AXRNgVbgc

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/16/living/brave-miss-world-emmy/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

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{June 9, 2014}   GHB: The Silent Killer

GHB IS BIG BUSINESS WHO CAN HIRE LOBBYIST, ATTRACT SPOKESPERSON: http://disinfo.com/2013/01/ghb-prohibition-codification-of-moral-mass-hysteria/

GET THE FACTS: http://pharmpsych.com/2013/10/12/dark-pharmacy-science-date-rape-drugs/

http://www.projectghb.org/content/ghb-death-statistics

http://pharmpsych.com/2013/10/27/ghb-overview/

http://www.drugaddictiontreatment.com/types-of-addiction/club-drugs/ghb-addiction/

http://www.shiftingsandspictures.com/

There are more than 20 drugs used for sexual assault, according to the Journal of American College Health. Three common drugs are: GHB (gamma- hydroxybutyric acid), Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) and Ketamine (ketamine hydrochloride).
http://www.redandblack.com/news/date-rape-drugs-sexual-assault-go-unreported-too-often/article_099fce27-ce1b-5afb-9b16-6419bf790b97.html

GHB DOESN’T discriminate, it will Kill women as well as men. Jovin Raethz. Click link to read his story: http://www.wehoville.com/2014/03/20/jovin-raethzs-death-apparent-ghb-overdose-sparks-discussion-drug-abuse-gay-weho/

WHY MEN RAPE: http://iranscope.ghandchi.com/Anthology/Women/rape.htm

WHEN YOU READ STUFF LIKE THIS YOUR HAIR OUGHT TO STAND STRhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10071086/Deaths-caused-by-legal-highs-rises-four-fold.htmlAIGHT UP: The all-party Home Affairs Select Committee said new synthetic drugs are appearing on the market at the rate of more than one a week, making it impossible for current drug laws to keep pace.

WORLDWIDE:

NEW YORK: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-york-city-police-report-three-ghb.htm

CHICAGO: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/27/2-investigators-date-rape-drug-becoming-favorite-for-recreational-use/

FLORIDA: http://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs5/5169/odd.htm; http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/states/newsrel/mia033106.html

CANADA: http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/05/05/police_identify_woodbridge_murder_victim.html

LONDON: http://skrufff.com/2013/05/ghb-death-debate-in-londons-vauxhall-thursday-may-9/

SCOTLAND: http://skrufff.com/2013/05/ghb-death-debate-in-londons-vauxhall-thursday-may-9/
AUSTRALIA:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/inflation-nightclub-denies-moving-ghb-overdose-victim-out-before-getting-help/story-fni0fee2-1226676159653

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2426600/Shaunie-Liddle-19-died-GHB-overdose-taking-date-rape-drug-sleep.html

RISE ABOVE MAINSTREAM ATTRACTIONS THAT PLACE YOU IN COMPROMISING SITUATIONS. AWARENESS IS THE ANTIDOTE TO GHB TARGETING BY PREDATORS. SHARE YOUR AWARENESS WITH ALL YOUR SISTERS. BE A VOICE IN YOUR CIRCLE; IN YOUR COMMUNITY.



Don’t Be A Victim: http://search.yahoo;.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=crmas&p=GHB+%26+Predators

Predators Drug of Choice, GHB & Adult Playgrounds: http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=crmas&p=GHB+%26+Predators

 



GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate) blasted into my life on Easter Sunday 1999, leaving in its path an indelible stain on my heart. Its stain seeped into my life while speaking on the phone to a triage nurse in a hospital emergency room across the country who had attended to my daughter who had been brought to the hospital dead-on-arrival from GHB poisoning. This blog site i.e., The Skylar Lynn Ringland Date Rape Awareness Foundation, as you may have read, is written in honor of my daughter.

Since my daughter’s GHB induced death resulting from a predator spiking a drink she ingested, I have researched, analyzed, monitored, studied and written about the effects, implications and devastation of GHB as a phenomenon that is not limited by borders, race, religion, gender, or age (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=5067). GHB is easily made and easily stored and transported. It can be made in anyone’s kitchen from ingredients found at any hardware store, or it can easily be obtained on the street from black market dealers. GHB is proliferous largely due to full-scale production efforts in China. Consequently, it is abundantly available despite legislative and legal efforts to curtail its use, manufacture and distribution. To many in the club and rave scene it is the preferred drug of choice eclipsing ecstasy. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/ghb-aka-liquid-ecstasy

GHB is poison to the human body. It can and will induce death at random dosing levels. What may kill one may not kill another 100 (http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/ghb/ghb_effects.shtml). GHB dosing is like playing Russian Roulette. One never knows quite when the body will literally melt down and completely suppress the central nervous system(http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/ghb). It is odorless, tasteless, and undetectable when mixed with another beverage. If GHB is mixed with alcohol it has a synergistic effect that is often fatal. (http://dancesafe.org/drug-information/ghb It is portable and can be stored in small vials and containers making dispensing often undetectable to the human eye. It is a predator’s drug of choice rendering victims physically helpless and unconscious and with generally no memory of their predator.

What is it that makes human beings ignore all the counter indications of the poisonous, often fatal effects of GHB? Therein lies the enigma. What is a human being hoping to find or, perhaps, hoping to escape that it seeks pleasure in a deadly poisonous substance like GHB? The research indicates that primarily people use GHB for its relaxation properties. For those who self-dose, it begs the question, don’t human beings have abundant choices to induce relaxation without having to resort to poison. Does this choice indicate a lack of imagination? Does it indicate supercharged planet of people with sensory overload such that they will resort to poisons to calm frayed nerves to ease into social settings. Isn’t it like cutting off your head to cure a headache? Cutting off your foot to cure a hang nail? GHB represents an extreme.

GHB is a twentieth century phenomenon that has seeped its way into the twenty-first century. WE will not be free of GHB by declaring War on Drugs or War on GHB. We be will only be free of GHB and all other drugs when human beings raise their consciousness and become aware that at their core they are one creative being connected to the entire universe. Human beings are powerful and capable of achieving any state of consciousness including a calm, relaxed, peaceful self. Success is not about how much money is in your bank account, or how many toys, degrees, honors, etc., you can accumulate, how popular you are, etc. Success is how much peace you feel inside at any given moment. To be at peace is the goal of humankind. Today, try to resonate with the peace that is always available to you in any given moment. Journey inside and learn to sit quietly with your core peaceful self. Give yourself love today and every day. Remember that everything you need in life, you came with…it was a part of the package known as you. Believing that there is something out there that can make you more of anything is illusion! You are a perfect being. Be at peace.

NOTE: I will be publishing, first, on this blog, by the end of the year, Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 – MASTERAlchemy of A Shadow Dance, a story about the tragic effects of GHB on one family.

effects of GHB on one family.



The very acceptance of women as equally contributing members of society, deserving of respect — and deserving not to be raped or to be forced into involuntary pregnancy — is under assault.

Moreover, this undeniably real War on Women is being fought on far more than just one front. They would deny us the right to control our own bodies, deny us economic opportunities, and take away all our rights of self-determination, based on the assertion that we simply do not deserve to be treated as equals. Why? Because they say we’re inherently inferior to the men who are supposed to rule over us. http://americablog.com/2013/10/battle-map-for-war-women-part1.html

The Male Perspective: What is new about date rape is that it marks an attempted shift in the definition of “rape.”

What is new about date rape is that it marks an attempted shift in the definition of “rape.” Previously, most people assumed rape was sexual intercourse forced on a woman who stated she was unwilling to participate. With date rape came the idea rape was what a man committed if he had sexual intercourse with a woman who did not explicitly agree to it. This is totally unfair to men. As Thomas [David Thomas wrote Not Guilty: In Defense of the Modern Man] (1993) puts it:

(T)here seems little way in which a boy can avoid being accused of rape. For boys are still expected to take girls out, pour a couple of drinks down them, plead everlasting love and then make a pass…. If you don’t at least try to seduce them, girls are apt to get offended (and start casting aspersions on your virility—PZ). And … there may never be a moment at which anyone actually asks, ‘May I?’ or gets the answer ‘Yes’.

 Then there’s the old problem of women who say “no” and mean “yes”, http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/DocumentToolsPortletWindow?displayGroupName=Viewpoints&jsid=6576137629c5b8743af757fa00df6322&action=2&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010008230&userGroupName=stteresas&zid=c04c7a40e5c55a434e8bb5a5a06d8270



{November 1, 2013}   REPORTING DATE RAPE

Reporting that you’ve been drugged and a victim of date rape could be the bravest thing you ever do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc8UAowWzGs

I got something for you lovely ladies out in the night: Remember to always think the best of yourself in every situation and at all times.

 



{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…



We are born to die that is our naked fate. Hence, our lives are fragile. Seeing the truth of this shared humanity sharpens the perspective that every minute lived, is but a gift.
If you are a predator (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500202_162-57319557/date-rape-drug-death-family-still-seeks-clues/), intentionally administering GHB to the drinks of others
(http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2003/02/02/the-perfect-crime.html),
then you deliberately seek to accelerate the death of others for the potential for a GHB overdose is extremely high. If you are self-administering then you play Russian roulette with your life because the range of a safe dose is extremely narrow. http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/health/promotion/goto/resources/drugs/ghb.html
http://www.rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/drug-facilitated-assault

If you think it’s trendy to take GHB then picture yourself: unconscious, breathing very slowed and so is your heart rate, you’re experiencing aspiration due to vomit, and you have convulsions and, then can enter a coma. Your friends decide to turn you on your side to sleep it off because they are afraid they might be busted or blamed. So no one does anything to preserve your precious life.
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/victim-allegedly-given-ghb-at-gym

You give your power away and put yourself at the mercy of stoned friends and bystanders when what is needed when over dosing on GHB is a miracle. What if those friends are self-administering GHB and incoherent? What is so cool about this experience? Please blog us.

But, if you’re a thrill seeker who likes to live on the edge, isn’t the fact that you are born to die enough of a thrill? Why not ride it out until you die of natural causes? Why put yourself at risk by compromising circumstances where another individual, maybe someone you know or maybe a complete stranger, or a predator, decides your fate, and accelerates your death?

In every second you have a choice. Choose yourself rather than GHB.

I go over it, and over it, in my mind because a predator spiked my daughter’s drink with a massive dose of GHB and she went into a GHB-induced coma and died from acute GHB poisoning. Her supposed male friend, Abstract Rude, his manager and his band, were too high and too afraid (cowards) to call 911 for help…they let her sleep it off but she never woke up. She died.

It happens so quickly that you don’t have a chance especially, if you are relying on those friends that may leave you, or lay you down to sleep it off all the while you are choking on your own vomit. Depending on people you may think are your friends may seal your fate. It’s deadly, but it’s GHB.

So you trust your friends…but what do you really know about your trusted friends? What are your criteria for discerning whether someone is trustworthy and has the potential for being a friend? What are your criteria for discerning truth from hype? Do you do things because you want to please others? Are you able to say no to what is not good for you? Can you discern those who are on your side and those who are exploitative and manipulative? Do you find yourself in situations where you know you are in over your head because you were not discerning? Can you allow yourself to look at the situation and the people in your life and draw the line to protect your health and spirit from being abused and hurt by those who do not cherish you? Can you discern what is really valuable and beautiful about yourself and honor that within you?

This is what I’m talking about, HONORING yourself, being aware of your person, your surroundings and your friends Take nothing for granted. Try waking up everyday and finding one thing to be grateful for, like breath. Miracles abound. Wake up! Remember that you have been given the gift of life. If you are reading this at this moment rejoice in the present moment of your cosmic connection to the universe…for you are a field of unlimited possibility just because you exist! That’s it! If you see that you are lacking then you are suffering from illusion because you came into this world already complete having and knowing everything you need to know for your journey.

You bring into this world your own unique gifts that only you can give to the world. It is your choice. You have value because you exist. Rejoice and celebrate your life. Dance because you are inspired by spirit not because you want to escape the ordinariness of every day life by a GHB-induced high (http://dancesafe.org/drug-information/ghb). Life is ordinary but you are not.



Searching the Internet it becomes sadly obvious that GHB is not recognized for its poisonous or lethal qualities but rather is know as a party drug. From young teens to business executives GHB does not discriminate. It kills. One of the largest GHB bust in Canadian history occurred Friday in Alberta Canada (http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/cocaine+seized+Edmonton+drug+arrest/8653098/story.html.)
The police seized 106 liters of the odorless and tasteless clear liquid. I think what makes the angriest about this GHB is that it’s prodominately used by predators to lower inhibitions of women, basically the drug is used to victimize women.
Please Watch this video: http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=w3i&hsimp=yhs-defalttabtransfer&type=tb_ie_tbs-W3i_YT,191,8_4,Search,20120938,18369,0,8,0&p=ghb…date%20rape%20drugs…

Apparently it doesn’t matter to men whether their sexual partner is willing or conscious. Girls and Women don’t you get that this drug is designed to compromise you and your life or cause death. You can’t look cool on GHB. It is floor stripper. IS that intriguing? I don’t get it. But I want to understand…Why any girl or woman would voluntarily or knowingly put that toxic substance into their body? Please explain that to me. My daughter didn’t know she was drinking from a drink mixed with GHB. She was dead within a few hours of that drink. It can happen to you. No one seems to care when they are high on GHB that their friend has passed out. In many circumstances the party continues while the person who everyone thinks is sl;eeping it offf is actually dying because from respiratory distress.

http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=w3i&hsimp=yhs-defalttabtransfer&type=tb_ie_tbs-W3i_YT,191,8_4,Search,20120938,18369,0,8,0&p=ghb…date%20rape%20drugs…

Read about this young woman…http://www.metacafe.com/watch/cb-akc8cO3gaSSh/whos_behind_julia_sumnichts_date_rape_drug_death/

My heart aches for all the parents who like me have suffered because GHB caused their child’s death. You are so loved and are infinite fields of possibility don’t throw it away. Don’t knowingly ingest GHB because your friends or someone who matters to you is pressuring you to try GHB.

Your life is far too valuable. You have too much to offer the world to throw it away. The one second it takes for you to ingest a GHB cocktail can be the second you demolish all your dreams for the future. Think about who you are and your connection to the great mystery of life to which you are a part…a link. Your life is worthy of preserving and protecting. Your life is worthy of celebrating. Celebrate your choice to choose life and look out for your sisters. Let your voice be heard, sing your song of life. Pass it on…and on…” Words have the power to both destroy and to heal. When words are both true and kind they can change the world.” Buddha. Your words are powerful. Stand up for what you believe…make a difference…talk to your friends about the reality of GHB as a deadly poison…blog here about your experiences…your words have the power to heal.



Every 5 minutes a rape occurs in the U.S. Around the world 35 percent of woman have been either raped or assaulted. These staggering statistics are a window into escalating violence against women–hate crimes—crimes with the sole objective of demeaning women. Crimes that destroy dignity and respect. Rape and violence permeates American culture and is glorified by Rap/Hip-Hop artists like Rick Ross and Little Wayne, as well as others, which is a paradox given that 72 percent of black men were raised in single-mother households. Where is their love and reverance for their mothers? This is a disconnect. The music industry needs accountability.

These artists are storytellers and the stories they tell are predominately about guns, violence, drugs, rape, “hoes and bitches.” But, not only do they demean women and romanticize rape but also promote date rape drugs and dangerous lifestyles. Romanticizing date rape is misogyny. In western culture where success is measured by your bank account and your possessions CNN reports five of the wealthiest rappers earning between $550 million (Sean “Diddy” Combs) and $110 million (50 cents.)

Make no mistake, our children and our grandchildren are bombarded and influenced by the messaging “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.” That’s the lyrics from a piece (“U.O.E.N.O”) by Miami rapper Rick Ross. . For those who may not be street savvy, “Molly” is the drug Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, which is a main ingredient of Estacy found in clubs all over the world.

You can sign this petition (http://www.change.org/petitions/rape-rick-ross-and-responsibility-rrr) to petition the music industry for accountability and responsibility for the content it publishes, promotes and profits from. This is a beginning or maybe a ripple across a vast sea of escalating (not diminishing)crimes against women and a culture of misogynists.

Find you voice, sign a petition, blog here or create your own…where have you experienced a lack of dignity or respect? Tell me how I can support you in your efforts to raise conscoiusness to a level where crimes against women are only memorialized in an historical sense rather than a song. We need to join together and say, “enough”–no more crimes against women.

http://messymandella.com/2013/03/29/rosa-clemente-blasts-rick-ross-rape/

http://voices.yahoo.com/rap-music-deviance-american-culture-11769.html?cat=33

http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/celeb/rappers/forbes-wealthiest-rappers/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/rick-rosss-uoeno-glorifying-rape-and-drug-culture/2013/03/28/2ce16392-97d0-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_blog.html

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/14304683-when-rappers-sing-about-date-rape-emmitt-till-like-its-a-game-its-time-to-flush-the-garbage

http://www.womensweb.ca/violence/rape/drug.php

http://singlemotherguide.com/single-mother-statistics/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/opinion/ghitis-pistorious-women-violence

http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/12/23/72-percent-of-african-american-children-are-raised-in-single-parent-homes/



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