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Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 20:35:47 GMT

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Keith Henson <>

    > 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.

    Hi Keith,

    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
    days !?
    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
    (virus)-puzzle !?
    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-
    wise !



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