Flakka drug now allegedly disguised as candy


The designer drug made headlines last week as it hit South African shores. Cases of the synthetic drug have been already reported in Durban and Pretoria.

lakka also known as the Zombie drug has hit the streets of Mzansi
Images of how Flakka is distributed were circulated on social media this week. Parents are advised to to keep an eye on their children and to report any suspicious behaviour to the police.

t is a synthetic stimulant made from cathinone – an amphetamine-like drug found in bath salts. Cathinone has been banned and the drug-makers are using a similar substance called alpha-PVP instead.

https://mpumalanganews.co.za/326151/photos-flakka-drug-now-disguised-candy/

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Flakka Dangers


Flakka

PANIC has risen in South Africa with the synthetic drug Flakka, also known as the ‘zombie drug’, having hit the shores of Durban.

Various videos of people allegedly under the influence of the drug have surfaced on social media with people doing bizarre and completely absurd things.

People who take the drug are often left unable to talk and have no idea what is going on around them until the drug wears off. When people take the drug, they become a clear danger to themselves and others.

The drug is said to cause hallucinations, spikes in body temperature, an increased sex-drive, panic and hysteria to its users.

The drug can make users have feelings of super strength coupled with a pure feeling of rage.

So why would anyone want to use a drug of this calibre?

Research has shown that flakka affords users the same high as cocaine at an extremely low prize.

One of the earliest stories of Flakka in Durban was that of a man who bit off a chunk of someone’s arm while high.

Despite it being a cheap alternative, flakka has a worse effect on the neurological system as it stays in the brain longer than cocaine.

‘An act of pure evil’


Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump used a solemn address from the White House on Monday to call for unity in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, calling the massacre an “act of pure evil.”

The gun attack on a country music festival Sunday in Las Vegas killed at least 50 people and injured more than 400 others.

In a subdued statement, Trump said the nation was united “in sadness, shock and grief.”

Reading from a teleprompter in the Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump mourned the victims and announced he would visit the stricken Nevada city on Wednesday.
“We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss,” Trump said of those who lost loved ones in the massacre.
For the second time of his presidency, Trump sought to provide solace after a deadly US shooting. He acknowledged the work of local law enforcement officers and called for unity in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Speaking for five minutes, Trump acknowledged there were few answers for Americans still coming to grips with the tragedy.
“In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness,” he said. “The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.”
The massacre in Nevada is the worst domestic act of violence of Trump’s presidency. He was briefed on the situation Monday morning by his chief of staff, John Kelly, and conveyed his initial condolences on Twitter.

“My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” he wrote early Monday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the attack a “horrific tragedy” and said in a statement that the White House was “monitoring the situation closely.”
Shortly after Trump spoke, the White House released a proclamation ordering flags be flown at half-staff on federal buildings.
As a candidate, Trump used the Orlando night club shooting — until Monday, the worst mass shooting in American history — as a data point in his push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

“I said this was going to happen — and it is only going to get worse,” Trump said in a statement then.
Trump was criticized for immediately connecting the incident to radical Islamic terrorism, but later he was defiant when the shooter was identified.
“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!” Trump wrote on Twitter in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting.

Little is known about the perpetrator of the Las Vegas attack. Authorities have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the gunman.
During the course of his presidency, Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama responded to more than a dozen mass shootings. His responses ranged from angry, to emotional, to — by the end of his term — resigned.
On Monday, Trump was originally scheduled to speak at an event about regulatory reform, but his public remarks were canceled. Later in the day he’s slated to meet with Republican governors and the prime minister of Thailand.
He still plans to travel on Tuesday to Puerto Rico to survey storm damage, the White House said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/02/politics/donald-trump-las-vegas-shooting-remarks/index.html

Cops identify 11 kids playing Blue Whale game


PANCHKULA: Eleven kids, including seven in Chandigarh and four in Panchkula, who were playing Blue Whale game, have been identified by cops. The minors were at the different stages of the game.
Panchkula commissioner of police (CP) A S Chawla said that all phones have been been taken from the identified kids and the cyber cell has found ‘Trojan’ virus among three other games with different names in their phones.
“Identity of the kids cannot be revealed at this moment keeping in mind the sensitivity of the case,” said the Chawla.

All you need to know: What is Blue Whale challenge
The top cop also said that they have sensitized the schools and an advisory for schools in this regard would also be issued by them by the evening.
Karan Thakur, 16, a class X student and a resident of Sector-4, Panchkula, had committed suicide+ by hanging self at his house allegedly following Blue Whale game on Saturday.
During Karan’s mobile investigation, cyber cell discovered that Karan had deleted all the data of his phone and “we are trying to recover that data”, Chawla added.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/cops-identify-11-kids-playing-blue-whale-game/articleshow/60839414.cms

The reality behind the theory of killer game ‘Blue Whale’


The Blue Whale game or Blue Whale Challenge is believed to be a suicide game wherein a group of administrators or a certain curator gives a participant a task to complete daily — for a period of 50 days — the final of which is the participant committing suicide. Participants are expected to share photos of the challenges/tasks completed by them.
These daily tasks start off easy — such as listening to certain genres of music, waking up at odd hours, watching a horror movie, among others, and then slowly escalate to carving out shapes on one’s skin, self-mutilation and eventually suicide.
There is still uncertainty over how a participant plays the game. While some say the user has to install some app on their smart phone, others say it’s via social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook where the administrators get in touch with the participant after those interested throw out postings on social media asking for a “curator”. A number of different hashtags— #bluewhalechallenge, #curatorfindme, #i_am_whale — act as signals for the anonymous curators.

It must be noted, however, that there still is no confirmation of the existence of the game, and suicides linked to it are from personal accounts of families/friends of those deceased who claim they have seen their loved ones performing tasks. While reports of suicides linked to the game have surfaced across the globe, authorities claim that the origin appears to be in Russia, which has reportedly seen about 130 related deaths and at least two arrests.
Schools as well as police officials in Europe and America have begun issuing advisories to parents urging them to be vigilant and to keep an eye out on what their children are sharing on their social media accounts.

Go out and touch the world today


How can I touch the world
If no one is free to touch me
But she pressed on
And even when weak –
She remained strong
He touched the world
When she pressed on to touch His hem
Even among all of them
And she was healed –
When Power leaving Him revealed
How do we touch the world
Do we shine our light
Do we hide it away
Can we touch the world
Let’s touch the world today
Start with the positive things we say
Also mention the world when you pray
Let them yearn to do things our way
Cause I Am the Potter
We are the clay
Go out and touch the world today

Ezekiel 34 and the Church Today


I’ve read Ezekiel 34 earlier this week…

I can’t help but in this chapter, I see a clear similarity between the writings of this chapter and what is happening in most churches today… The writer speaks of the shepherds of Israel who are taking care of themselves only and seeking their own personal gain while forsaking the needs of the “sheep”.  I want to reference Isaiah 53, verse 6 (All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way…) – the writer of Ezekiel also speaks of sheep wandering through the mountains, scattered…. “no one was seeking or searching for them.” The Lord is pleading to the shepherds to hear the voice/word of the Lord…because of the wrong doings of the shepherds, the Lord is against them.  God says that He will search for His sheep; He will seek them out; among other things. He will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but He will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment. You are my flock, the flock of my pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God.

I guess what I’m reading in this chapter (Ezekiel 34) is that even though they have it “all” now, even though they are “fat” now, even though they seek after their own personal gain now and even though they are forsaking the flock now; God will deal with them for all their wrong dealings. They will stand in judgment one day.

Ezekiel 34

Eze 34:1  And the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

Eze 34:2  “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

Eze 34:3  You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock.

Eze 34:4  The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.

Eze 34:5  So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.

Eze 34:6  My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.”

Eze 34:7  ‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:

Eze 34:8  “as I live,” says the Lord God, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock”–

Eze 34:9  therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord!

Eze 34:10  Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”

Eze 34:11  ‘For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.

Eze 34:12  As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.

Eze 34:13  And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.

Eze 34:14  I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

Eze 34:15  I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God.

Eze 34:16  I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”

Eze 34:17  ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats.

Eze 34:18  Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture–and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet?

Eze 34:19  And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet.”

Eze 34:20  ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: “Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.

Eze 34:21  Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad,

Eze 34:22  therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.

Eze 34:23  I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them–My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.

Eze 34:24  And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

Eze 34:25  “I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.

Eze 34:26  I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Eze 34:27  Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

Eze 34:28  And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid.

Eze 34:29  I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore.

Eze 34:30  Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people,” says the Lord God.’ ”

Eze 34:31  You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God.

 

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