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He had reportedly been ill for some time and had been on successive hunger strikes since 1999 arguing that he should be allowed to die

The serial killer was being held at Ashworth Hospital, at a high security psychiatric unit, and receiving palliative care. 

He had reportedly been ill for some time and had been on successive hunger strikes since 1999 arguing that he should be allowed to die.

There are numerous self-help books for dealing with anger available online. Most people can identify their own problems, although they lack the ability to follow-through with changing themselves; that s why there are psych counselors (who cannot cure, but they can provide guidance in methods proven effective for others). Behavior comes down to habit, change your habits to change yourself. Thinking positively about one’s self and doing what needs to be done (particularly when it is hard to do) can go a long way, and thinking positive thoughts is more effective than trying to suppress negative thoughts. It has been proven that even fake laughter triggers a biochemical reaction in the brain that positively alters one’s perspective. Research indicates that realistic/pessimistic individuals usually have a better grasp on reality. However, one s attitude may be self-defeating or self-reinforcing, the psychological concept of the self-fulfilling prophesy indicates that our expectations subconsciously affect our behavior, either by their positive effects (from a positive attitude) or negative effects (from a negative attitude that undermines the will to win). It has been empirically proven that acting as if one is happy can be a method of being more positive in their life. It has been proven that even fake laughter triggers a biochemical reaction in the brain that positively alters one’s perspective. Thinking positively about one’s self and doing what needs to be done (particularly when it is hard to do) can go a long way toward being successful; and, thinking positive thoughts is more effective than trying to suppress negative thoughts. Psych research in happiness indicates that achieving a goal seldom results in sustained happiness. Research also indicates that hope and optimism are key to success in life, and that genuine pride in success/accomplishments can evoke happiness. Dissatisfaction with life results from dwelling on past negative events, and insufficient appreciation and savoring of past positive events. See: Seligman, “Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment;” there are several questionnaires at http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx. From the web site: “Positive psychology interventions can also lastingly decrease depression symptoms.” Establishing a habit to replace a habit that is the result of many years of practice is very difficult, particularly if it involves behavior that has become a character trait. If you start slow and gradually increase you will have a better chance of making it a habit. Of course, it will take 3 weeks or more to establish a replacement habit, and longer if it involves a firmly entrenched trait. During that time period, you have to commit yourself to doing something you don t really want to do. Also, self-absorption is a symptom of depression. Do not underemphasize the effects of exercise, proper diet (minimal sugar, avoid processed and refined foods; seek out whole grains, fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts), avoiding drugs and alcohol, and adequate sleep (consistent each day and preferably more than 7 hours), which are all essential for optimal physical and mental functioning. And, meditation has been proven to reduce stress (many books are available on the subject). Depression self-help: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_tips.htm Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens,1835-1910 Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. Thomas Jefferson Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx (1895-1977) A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

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The headline is the text at the top of a newspaper article, indicating the nature of the article below it. It is sometimes termed a news hed, a deliberate misspelling that dates from production flow during hot type days, to notify the composing room that a written note from an editor concerned a headline and should not be set in type.------------ Production of headlines..Headlines are generally written by copy editors, but may also be written by the writer, the page layout designer or a news editor or managing editor. The film The Shipping News has an illustrative exchange between the protagonist, who is learning how to write for a local newspaper, and his publisher: Publisher: It s finding the center of your story, the beating heart of it, that s what makes a reporter. You have to start by making up some headlines. You know: short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, [pointing at dark clouds gathering in the sky over the ocean] what do you see? Tell me the headline. Protagonist: HORIZON FILLS WITH DARK CLOUDS? Publisher: IMMINENT STORM THREATENS VILLAGE. Protagonist: But what if no storm comes? Publisher: VILLAGE SPARED FROM DEADLY STORM. In the United States, headline contests are sponsored by the American Copy Editors Society, the National Federation of Press Women, and many state press associations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headline#Production_of_headlines ------------ Unusual headlinesA number of newspapers use humour, puns, alliteration or other word play devices in their headlines. Equally, the need to keep headlines brief occasionally leads to unintentional double meanings, if not double entendres. For example, if the story is about the president of Iraq trying to acquire weapons, the headline might be IRAQI HEAD SEEKS ARMS, or if some agricultural legislation is defeated in the United States House of Representatives, the title could read FARMER BILL DIES IN HOUSE. WALL ST. LAYS AN EGG - Variety on Black Monday (1929) STICKS NIX HICK PIX - Variety writing that rural moviegoers preferred urban films (1935) DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN - Chicago Tribune reporting the wrong election winner (1948) FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD - New York Daily News reporting the denial of a federal bailout for bankrupt New York City (1975) HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR - New York Post on a local murder (1983) FAMILY SICK OF LIVING ON BUTTHOLE ROAD - Karl Pilkington (2003) COW HIT BY TRAIN LANDS ON FARMER S WIFE - Karl Pilkington (2003) SAM SLEEPS! - New York Post over a front-page picture of mass-murderer David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") asleep in his jail cell. SICK TRANSIT S GLORIOUS MONDAY - New York Daily News reporting a state transit bailout (1980) GOTCHA! - The UK Sun on the torpedoing of the Argentine ship Belgrano and sinking of a gunboat during the Falklands War (1982) GREAT SATAN SITS DOWN WITH THE AXIS OF EVIL - The Times (London) on US-Iran talks (2007) SUPER CALEY GO BALLISTIC CELTIC ARE ATROCIOUS - Sun on Inverness Caledonian Thistle beating Celtic in the Scottish Cup According to Claud Cockburn, the following headline won a competition for being the dullest ever: "Small earthquake in Chile. Not many dead http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headline#Unusual_headlines --------- Images of newspaper headline http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=webhp&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=V96qTbSHGaXv0gGIr8D5CA&sqi=2&ved=0CDoQsAQ&q=newspaper%20headline..&biw=1020&bih=512 ---------- Newspaper Headline Generator http://www.addletters.com/newspaper-generator.htm

It s being threatened right now by the Obama Administration.

The perception of threat can be formed by direct, indirect, or witnessed methods. Criminal or antisocial partners can directly threaten your life or the life of friends and family. Their history of violence leads us to believe that the captor/controller will carry out the threat in a direct manner if we fail to comply with their demands. The abuser assures us that only our cooperation keeps our loved ones safe.

Indirectly, the abuser/controller offers subtle threats that you will never leave them or have another partner, reminding you that people in the past have paid dearly for not following their wishes. Hints are often offered such as “I know people who can make others disappear”. Indirect threats also come from the stories told by the abuser or controller how they obtained revenge on those who have crossed them in the past. These stories of revenge are told to remind the victim that revenge is possible if they leave.

Witnessing violence or aggression is also a perceived threat. Witnessing a violent temper directed at a television set, others on the highway, or a third party clearly sends us the message that we could be the next target for violence. Witnessing the thoughts and attitudes of the abuser/controller is threatening and intimidating, knowing that we will be the target of those thoughts in the future.

(CBSWCAX) - Christine Billis, a Vermont resident who allegedly confessed to murder on the online dating site OK Cupid, was charged last month with killing.

Assassins ( Arabic : ٱلْحَشَّاشِين ‎‎ al-Ḥashāshīn ) is the term used to refer to a group of individuals who were active during the medieval period known as Nizari Ismailis. Often described as a secret order led by a mysterious " Old Man of the Mountain ", the Nizari Ismailis were a sect that formed in the late 11th century from a split within Ismailism – a branch of Shia Islam.

The Nizaris posed a strategic threat to Sunni Seljuq authority by capturing and inhabiting several mountain fortresses throughout Persia and later Syria , under the leadership of Hassan-i Sabbah. Sabbah is typically regarded as the founder of the Assassins, founding the so-called " Nizari Ismaili state " with Alamut Castle as its headquarters. Asymmetric warfare , psychological warfare , and surgical strikes were often an employed tactic of the assassins, drawing their opponents into submission rather than risk killing them. [1]

While "Assassins" typically refers to the entire sect, only a group of acolytes known as the fida'i actually engaged in conflict. Lacking their own army, the Nizari relied on these warriors to carry out espionage and assassinations of key enemy figures, and over the course of 300 years successfully killed two caliphs, and many viziers, sultans, and Crusader leaders. [2]

Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 [1] – 1 January 1995) was an English serial killer who committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire , the majority with his second wife, Rosemary West.

All the victims were young women. At least eight of the murders involved the Wests' sexual gratification and included rape , bondage , torture and mutilation ; the victims' dismembered bodies were typically buried in the cellar or garden of the Wests' Cromwell Street home in Gloucester , which became known as "the House of Horrors". [2] [3] In addition, Fred is known to have committed at least two murders on his own, while Rose is known to have murdered Fred's stepdaughter, Charmaine. The pair were apprehended and charged in 1994.

Fred West asphyxiated himself while on remand at HM Prison Birmingham on 1 January 1995, at which time he and Rose were jointly charged with nine murders, and he with three additional murders. [4] In November 1995, Rose was convicted of ten murders and sentenced to ten life terms with a whole life order. [5]

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