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----- Original Message -----
From: Keith Henson <email@example.com>
> Moving on to the crash kid, in a tribal environment, gaining a lot of
> attention by some heroic act is the obvious way to improve your chances to
> obtain a wife. (Status and sex anyway.) You see someone getting a lot of
> attention and if you are no good at sorting out negative and positive
> attention, you emulate ben Ladin, or rather in this case, the memeoids
> created by ben Ladin and his cult.
Some odd questions, though !
Maybe I am on the wrong track here, but how on earth you gonna get
a wife, a girlfriend by emulating bin Laden and his cult... in America these
A heroic act !? He died ! Obtaining attention and a wife were not the boys
motives to crash a plane in a building !
In my newspaper this morning the fact that the boy was a fan of King
Arthur and his knights of the Round Table was brought up. Maybe we
are looking to pick holes in the boys his clothes, but a psychologist on
the news did mention the following,
" It is strange that youngsters, 14- 19, are crashing planes in building,
set whole forests on fire and burn down churches."
Maybe the boy was just another tiny piece of a worldwide spread
Maybe the boy was not imitating bin Laden, but his fellow- youngsters
in Australia !?
Setting fire to a nearby wood would not have giving the same impact
than crashing a plane in a building !
Teens imitate teens, remerber ! Nurture by the kin- group is far more
important than the teaching of the eldery, parents, bin Laden or other-
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