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Art and The Princess By: Tina Clancy This past week I had a very special customer…the mother of a Three (3) year old daughter who wanted a special piece of furniture done for her daughter….”A PINK AND GOLD PRINCESS DRESSER” (yes, bright pink!) And to make things even more interesting, the piece she wanted me to paint, was a beautiful Tiger Oak two drawer Dresser. (picture #1) As an artist you probably are thinking I would jump at this chance….but I am also a lover of original refinished looking furiniture….so I was completely TORN. I began the sanding, then the priming, then the golding, then the PINK, lots and lots of PINK. And we also did a solid distressed “gold glitter” top. Over the top “Princess” (picture #2) This was a fun project that came out much better than I had anticipated it would look. I actually look forward to my next lively “color” piece! On June 10, 2016, Ron Ben-Dov donated copies of his books of poetry to the Perquimans Public Library. Ron’s Books are: Inspiration by God, More Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, Yet More Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, Inspiration by Ron volume IV School of Life He also donated a copy of his father’s book, Nobody Wants to Die by Henry Ben-Dov. Michele Lawrence is the librarian accepting the books. 10 Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016

Dear Dr. Crime Dr. Crime is a pseudonym for a social scientist holding a Ph.D. degree in sociology and in criminology. He has worked in all major parts of the criminal justice system. Drop him a note at the website If you or your child is in trouble, he may be able to help, give him a call (2523390000) or E-mail at Dear Dr. Crime: I read about our kids becoming terrorists and going over to join ISIS. Why do they do that? Sgt. American Dear Sgt. American: Everyone in world with their eye open asks that question! If we could stop that, it would be the most protective action for us, and the most debilitating hit on all terrorism, that I can imagine. I urge our readers, and our political leaders, to read the June, 2016 issue of Scientific American Mind devoted to “The Mind of a Terrorist”. It begins by noting research showing only 5% of ISIS recruiting concerns violence and the rest focuses on the “nobility” of their cause. The report notes in a five year period terrorists, in Syria and Iraq, got 30,000 foreigners to join them. The number of foreign recruits from 2014 to 2015 doubled! The 2015 Global Terrorism Index shows that terrorist killings went up 10-fold since the first of this century and that from 2013-2014 the number of terror deaths went up 80%. One of our readers said to me “I didn’t know we had that many sociopaths”. It is not all psychopaths and sociopaths, the recruits can come from “normal” people. There is much creditable research, over many years, to verify that. In my short column I cannot cover much, but in a year or so I will have a book out, “Evil and Greed: An Explanation of Today’s World” that covers it in detail. Here I will give a synopsis of the factors involved and the effects. In my opinion, at our peril, our policy makers will ignore the research. It begins with a realization that we all fit into “In-Groups” and “Out-Groups”, and with reflection you will see your own groups, of which there are many. Our commitment to our ingroup and our rejection of the ideology and people of the outgroups, explains much of our behavior. Recall the normal Germans in WWII and our own slavery laws. Watch our political scene and you will see current in and out groups determining behavior, often without rational justification. So it is the behavior of both groups, in and out, that cause members of each to become radical. The harmful actions become only means to a better world, and the out-group people lost their humanity as they are SO wrong. The in-group members reinforce one another. This over simplification of the mechanics of radicalization is intended to get you interested in the group dynamics of terrorism and beyond the focus on individuals. In my opinion, our hope lies best in attracting our lost kids back to American values. A group that has worked with over 500 families in France used this approach and it worked. Read the entire Scientific American Mind, June, 2016! I am a free man, Lickspittle, and there’s nothing you can do about it. I am the only free man on this train. The rest of you are cattle! -- Amourski from the film Dr Zhivago Are Drugs & Alcohol Phone: 252-338-8476 Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016 11