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Up to 6 Months in Jail if You Sexually Harass a Woman in Morocco

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Updated: 2016-07-27T09:26

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In a bet to curb the pervasive scourge of sexual harassment in Morocco, the Moroccan parliament is expected to vote in the upcoming days in favor of a draft law that will jail any offender for up to 6 months.

According to Moroccan paper Assabah, the prospective new law was drafted by Bassima Hakkaoui, the Moroccan Minister of Family and Solidarity, in coordination with Mustafa Ramid, Minister of Justice and Liberties, with the help of Driss Dahak, the Secretary-General of the Government.

A translation of the new draft law stipulates that “any person who commits physical or verbal harassment of a sexual nature, in the public space, shall be sentenced from one to six months in jail, or will be subject to a fine ranging from 1000 to 10000 Dirhams, or will be subject to both.”

The law applies to both genders alike, though sexual harassment against women is most common than the other way around.

Last year, The Moroccan Times shared a video featuring a social experiment that aims at “documenting the daily street harassment Moroccan women from all stripes go through.”[the featured video above]

The video showed a young lady, whom during a full 10 hours of walking through Casablanca streets, was harassed roughly 300 times.


Restore freedom: No taxes on alcohol and nicotine. When feminism cripples male sexuality, there must be something else that feels good before we die anyway.


It's not that all cultures are of the same quality. Some cultures are better than others. They have more value. Other cultures are pretty miserable, and some cultures are outright shitty, and should be eradicated. European culture, for example, is deplorable. The Arab and Chinese cultures are much better.


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Russia, 2014

Death Penalty Falling Out of Favor Among Russians, Poll Shows

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Updated: 2016-06-27T08:23

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In 2009, the Constitutional Court extended the moratorium and ruled that no court in the country has the right to sentence anyone to death.

The number of Russians who support the death penalty has taken a nosedive in the last two years, independent pollster the Levada Center revealed Monday.

Although a provision in Russia's Criminal Code allows capital punishment for especially grave crimes, a moratorium has been in place since 1996. In 2009, the Constitutional Court extended the moratorium and ruled that no court in the country has the right to sentence anyone to death.

In late June, the Levada Center conducted a poll to gauge public perception of the death penalty in Russia.

Fifty-two percent of respondents said they were in favor of the death penalty, compared to 61 percent in 2012. Going further back, in 2002, that number stood at 73 percent.

There has likewise been a surge in the number of Russians who actively oppose capital punishment, from 24 percent in 2012 to 33 percent in 2014.

The majority of those who voted in favor of the death penalty were between the ages of 18 and 25, and most of them men. In Moscow, 49 percent of respondents expressed support for capital punishment.

The poll was conducted between June 20 and 23 among 1,600 adults across 134 Russian cities.

In recent years, several high-ranking officials have spoken out in favor of removing the moratorium, including Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin. Speaking before State Duma deputies in May, Bastrykin expressed the view that the death penalty should remain effectively available in certain cases. Following a mass shooting in Belgorod in 2013, Bastrykin famously argued that a return to the death penalty should be discussed, and the public's opinion should be taken into account.


Get real, man! First dump your European wife or girlfriend. Then travel to the border of China with North Korea. You can buy yourself a beautiful North Korean wife of about 20 years of age for about 500 US dollars, even if you are 60. She will stay with you all life, whatever you are. Guaranteed no feminism, only femininity. And more beautiful than Western spoiled brats.


Über den türkischen Ministerpräsidenten Erdogan wird gedichtet, er betreibe Massenfellatio mit Schafen, und sein Schwanz stinke schlimmer als ein Schweinefurz. Und alle finden das lustig. Erdogan ist ja auch ein Mann. Drehen wir das mal um. Die deutsche Ministerin ...? hat eine so ausgeleierte, stinkende Votze, dass kein Mann mehr ran will. Also treibt sie es mit den Viechern im Pferdestall.


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Japan

Man in race against cancer leads Japanese fight for medical use of marijuana

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Updated: 2016-04-17T07:12

One afternoon earlier this month, Masamitsu Yamamoto showed up at the Tokyo District Court to attend a session of his criminal trial for an alleged violation of the Cannabis Control Law.

The 58-year-old resident of Kanagawa Prefecture, however, does not fit the typical profile of a drug case defendant.

The former restaurant chef has advanced liver cancer and was arrested on suspicion of drug possession last December. He said he had never run into trouble with the law before then, and maintains he used cannabis as a medicine of last resort after exhausting all other options and failing in his attempts to get access to legal cannabis treatment.

“I want to be saved, that’s all,” Yamamoto, dressed in a light blue suit, said after the hearing.

The dapper suit failed to mask the ballooning of his belly, or the buildup of fluid in the abdomen commonly seen among advanced liver cancer patients. Walking with a limp, he relied on a stick for support. “I’ve tried everything else that modern medicine offers.”

Yamamoto’s case is gaining increasing public attention as it sheds light on medical-use cannabis — or unavailability of it — in Japan.

While some European countries, as well as more than 20 states and provinces in the United States and Canada have enacted laws to legalize the medical use of pot, Japan’s 68-year-old cannabis control law impedes its use and efforts to research it.

At issue is Article 4 of the law, which specifically bans the use or prescription of medicine produced from cannabis “by anyone.” Violators are punishable by up to five years in prison.

Such a Draconian stance violates the constitutional right of the people to pursue happiness and their right to live, Yamamoto and his supporters argue.

Yamamoto was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2010. His cancer had advanced to Stage IVB, with tumors spreading to lungs and lymph nodes, by 2014. He underwent chemotherapy but his condition only worsened, he said. He then turned to a variety of costly alternative therapies that were not scientifically proven but also failed to work.

“I once paid ¥2.5 million for so-called immunotherapy,” he said. “I spent about ¥7 million in total for my cancer treatment. I’m broke.”

As his condition deteriorated, he learned of medical marijuana from the internet. He called the health, justice and agriculture ministries to ask about ways to legally obtain cannabis for treatment, or to see if he could apply for a clinical trial on medical use of marijuana. His inquiries went nowhere because no medical research on pot is allowed in Japan.

That’s why he started growing marijuana at home, Yamamoto said, noting he has never sold or given cannabis to anyone else.

After he started using it, his condition dramatically improved, with the levels of tumor markers falling to one-twentieth of what they used to be, Yamamoto claims. During the year or so that he used marijuana, he also felt much better and his suicidal thoughts eased.

His condition has progressively worsened since December, when he was arrested on a Tokyo street after being stopped for questioning. Police later searched his home and seized 200 grams of cannabis he had cultivated.

According to Dr. Kazunori Fukuda, who has researched cancer prevention at the National Cancer Center Research Institute before opening a kampo (Chinese herbal medicine) clinic for cancer patients in Tokyo in 2002, research on the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids, the active ingredients in the cannabis plant, and their pharmacological mechanism in the body has made significant progress outside Japan since the 1990s.

Marijuana began to be used for therapeutic purposes among advanced AIDS patients during the 1980s epidemic in the U.S., before spreading to people with cancer and other incurable diseases to alleviate pain, nausea and vomiting, he said.

“Terminal-stage cancer patients suffer from a loss of appetite and depression,” Fukuda, who says he has read hundreds of research papers on the medical use of marijuana, said. “At present not many drugs are good for such symptoms. Marijuana has been found to stir appetite. It is known for inducing a sense of relaxation and happiness. Why should terminal cancer patients not be allowed to lift their feelings? Marijuana’s medical effects of alleviating advanced cancer symptoms have been pretty clear.”

He added that Sativex, an extract of cannabis, has been approved as a prescription drug in more than 10 countries. Developed by the U.K.-based GW Pharmaceuticals, the drug, prescribed as a mouth spray, is approved for the treatment of spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis, and in Canada as a pain reliever for MS patients and some advanced cancer patients.

Koichi Maeda, head of the nonprofit organization Iryo Taima wo Kangaerukai (Japan Medical Marijuana Association), supports Yamamoto’s claims. He argues that the ban on research and consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes should be lifted to allow the “compassionate use” of medical marijuana. Compassionate use is the legal basis for consumption of medical marijuana in many U.S. states, including New Jersey and California.

Because research into medical marijuana has long been restricted, its health benefits and hazards — and whether to expand its use — remain a source of debate.

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In the U.S., possession of cannabis is still considered illegal under federal law except in approved research settings. The Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a “Schedule I” agent — a drug with a high potential for abuse — along with heroin, LSD and MDMA. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved cannabis as a medical treatment, either.

A 1997 report by the World Health Organization titled “Cannabis: a Health Perspective and Research Agenda,” meanwhile, notes that several studies have demonstrated the therapeutic effects of tetrahydrocannabino, a psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, in treating nausea and vomiting in people with advanced cancer and AIDS, and that studies on other therapeutic uses are underway. But it adds that “there are important gaps in knowledge about the health consequences of cannabis use,” including on the effectiveness of cannabinoids for medical use.

Japanese health authorities are hesitant to legalize or approve research on medical marijuana.

“We need to weigh the risks of abuse against the wishes of a few people who want to use marijuana,” an official at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s compliance and narcotics division said. “The WHO has not come up with clear evidence on the use of medical marijuana. Marijuana is subjected to the most severe control under an international treaty. We cannot easily deregulate it just because some people say it has medical benefits.”

The official said Japan should maintain its zero-tolerance approach to marijuana, especially because the plant is so easy to cultivate. He also said marijuana is a “gateway drug” to other drugs, citing a study published in February in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry that covered some 35,000 people aged 18 and older in the U.S.

The study showed that, when compared with non-users, cannabis users surveyed from 2001 to 2002 were about six times more likely to develop substance abuse three years later.

Yamamoto will attend another hearing of his trial at the district court on Monday, where Fukuda is scheduled to appear as an expert witness on his behalf.

Yamamoto said he wants to spark public debate on the medical use of marijuana in Japan.

If I would have had a choice, I would have elected not to be born. I believe that the greatest favor parents can do their children is to abort them in the first few days after they have been conceived. I am of this opinion because it is evident that life, for every living being, brings much more pain and suffering than it does bring pleasure.

If we, as human beings, were fully rational we would hurry to commit suicide as quickly as possible, in an as comfortable a manner as possible. Sleeping tablets or a bullet into the head. Whatever is fast, or at least painless.

I discussed my declining sexual energy issue with my family physician, who did a full physical, performed blood tests, including testosterone level, and concluded that there was nothing significantly wrong physiologically. He did recommend increasing my physical activity and exercise, and wrote a prescription for Viagra - "use it as often as you like". I have used dopaminergics in combination with Viagra, as described on combined with Viagra with some success, although I was disturbed to find my personal dose to be rather high. I became interested in Tongkat Ali and contacted Sam about becoming a test subject.

“I have two sons. I could’ve kept the case just to myself, instead of going public,” he said. “But I thought that it would be a good opportunity to discuss this issue in society.

“As long as there are people whose lives have been saved by medical marijuana, research on it should be allowed. What is justice without life?”


Don't bother whether your sex is legal or illegal. Just go for it. Because the eternal life of your soul depends on whether your sex is good enough on earth.


Feminism in Europe makes second-generation male Muslim immigrants suicide bombers. Only the patriarchy as a social and political system can achieve justice.


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