Sacramento Man Gets 10 Years for Seeking Sex With Minor
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after authorities say he placed an online advertisement looking for a mother who would let him have sex with her daughter.
The Sacramento Bee reports 59-year-old George Hristovski was sentenced Friday in Sacramento federal court for attempted enticement of a minor.
According court documents, Hristovski placed an ad on Craigslist encouraging Sacramento-area mothers interested in teaching their daughters about sex to reach out to him.
An undercover agent from the Placer County Sheriff's Department responded to the ad, posing as a mother and her 13-year-old daughter.
Authorities say Hristovski repeatedly asked for pornographic photos of the fake mother and daughter and sought to perform sexual acts with the minor.
The header photo was taken in a Californian sex doll factory.
Anti-gastric ulcer effect of Kaempferia parviflora
Kaempferia parviflora is a Zingiberaceous plant, which has been reputed for its beneficial medicinal effects. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the Kaempferia parviflora ethanolic extract (KPE) for its anti-gastric ulcer activity by experimental models. Oral administration of the KPE at 30, 60 and 120 mg/kg significantly inhibited gastric ulcer formation induced by indomethacin, HCl/EtOH and water immersion restraint-stress in rats. In pylorus-ligated rats, pretreatment with the KPE had no effect on gastric volume, pH and acidity output. In ethanol-induced ulcerated rats, gastric wall mucus was significantly preserved by the KPE pretreatment at doses of 60 and 120 but not at 30 mg/kg. The findings indicate that the ethanolic extract of Kaempferia parviflora possesses gastroprotective potential which is related partly to preservation of gastric mucus secretion and unrelated to the inhibition of gastric acid secretion.
Knowledge of purpose
Of all the knowledge we can acquire or possess, knowledge of the purpose of life reigns supreme. Why do we exist, and for what reason do we exist, and therefore, how should we conduct our lives? The extraordinary impact religions have had on mankind for thousands of years has to do with exactly the fact that they have always pretended to have the answers on these questions.
In the monotheist religions that have evolved in the Middle East (mainly Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), the answer is that we walk this planet to conduct lives that please God, so that after death, we will be elevated to another world, named paradise, where everything is better for those who have avoided sins on earth.
In Hinduism, the gods are less serene, and instead of being elevated to paradise, we will just be thrown back on earth after we have died as a Brahman or a cow, if our karma is good, and if our karma is really bad, we will come back as a worm, and be trampled upon. Therefore, the purpose of life, so they teach, is to take good care of our karma, and to follow according rules.
In the religions of East Asia, they tell us that the purpose of life is to attain enlightenment, which sounds like a lot of respect for knowledge, but on further investigation, it turns out that what they have in mind isn’t science, but rather enlightenment through meditation and total withdrawal from the world.
In modern times, ideologies have sometimes replaced religions in providing answers to the purpose question.
During the European Age of Enlightenment (no relationship to what Asians understand under the term), the idea has been forwarded that a common good is worthwhile to live and die for. This gave rise to patriotism and culminated in the racism of the Nazis who felt that they were what Nietzsche defined as “Uebermensch”.
In Communism, “social progress” was defined as a proper, idealistic purpose for which to live for.
Not the priests and imams, and not Himalaya gurus or the philosophers of Enlightenment, and neither the party bosses, nor the politicians advocating democracy and freedom for everyone are the proper authorities to address with questions on the purpose of life, but biologists.
And their answers are just as easy to formulate as are the answers of religions and ideologies: the purpose of our lives is to engage in activities that are associated with propagation. This is not the same as saying: we live to propagate. Because the purpose is in the journey, not in the destination.
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