Countdown 2 Armegeddon

Written by Gary Whittaker

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Saddam never sponspored terrorism. He had nothing to do with 9/11. By removing Saddam from power,repparttar Americans now find themselves facing a people that have armed people with both weapons and a new motive for terror. The Americans have opened a door forrepparttar 132259 real terrorists to gain a foothold on a territory that they would NEVER have had a chance to enter before. Saddam was a dictator, and as such, would never have allowed any groups to arm themselves other than his own army. And like a disease, other people have seen this change, and have started to feel likerepparttar 132260 terrorists were right. Other countries, countries that would never before spoken together, are now talking about banding together against this new Red, White and Blue threat. In case you have not realized, Christians look forward torepparttar 132261 coming of Christ. Christians want to see Armegeddon take place so thatrepparttar 132262 1000 years of peace, led by Jesus come-again, will finally happen. They are not afraid to pushrepparttar 132263 middle east into an all out war. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Gary Whittaker is the editor of T.E.N Magazine, a social commentary webzine with balls! Check out more articles at

The Narcissist and His Friends

Written by Sam Vaknin

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Gradually,repparttar social circle ofrepparttar 132257 narcissist dwindles (and ultimately vanishes). People around him who are not turned off byrepparttar 132258 ugly succession of his acts and attitudes are rendered desperate and fatigued byrepparttar 132259 turbulent nature ofrepparttar 132260 narcissist's life.

Those few still loyal to him, gradually abandon him because they can no longer withstand and toleraterepparttar 132261 ups and downs of his career, his moods, his confrontations and conflicts with authority, his chaotic financial state andrepparttar 132262 dissolution of his emotional affairs. The narcissist is a human roller coaster fun for a limited time, nauseating inrepparttar 132263 long run.

This isrepparttar 132264 process of narcissistic confinement.

Anything which might however remotely endangerrepparttar 132265 availability, orrepparttar 132266 quantity ofrepparttar 132267 narcissist's Narcissistic Supply is excised. The narcissist avoids certain situations (for instance: where he is likely to encounter opposition, or criticism, or competition). He refrains from certain activities and actions (which are incompatible with his projected False Self). And he steers clear of people he deems insufficiently amenable to his charms.

To avoid narcissistic injury,repparttar 132268 narcissist employs a host of Emotional Involvement Prevention Measures (EIPMs). He becomes rigid, repetitive, predictable, boring, limits himself to "safe subjects" (such as, endlessly, himself) and to "safe conduct", and often rages hysterically (when confronted with unexpected situations or withrepparttar 132269 slightest resistance to his preconceived course of action).

The narcissist's rage is not so much a reaction to offended grandiosity as it isrepparttar 132270 outcome of panic. The narcissist maintains a precarious balance, a mental house of cards, poised on a precipice. His equilibrium is so delicate that anything and anyone can upset it: a casual remark, a disagreement, a slight criticism, a hint, or a fear.

The narcissist magnifies it all into monstrous, ominous, proportions. To avoid these (not so imagined) threats repparttar 132271 narcissist prefers to "stay at home". He limits his social intercourse. He abstains from daring, trying, or venturing out. He is crippled. This, indeed, isrepparttar 132272 very essence ofrepparttar 132273 malignancy that is atrepparttar 132274 heart of narcissism:repparttar 132275 fear of flying.

Sam Vaknin ( ) is the author of Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East. He served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, and eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He is the the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.

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