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Most suicide bombers are Muslim
www.psychologytoday.com ^ | 06/22/2007 | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.

Posted on 07/09/2007 11:55:10 AM PDT by citizenmike

(From an article titled:Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature)

Most suicide bombers are Muslim

Suicide missions are not always religiously motivated, but according to Oxford University sociologist Diego Gambetta, editor of Making Sense of Suicide Missions, when religion is involved, the attackers are always Muslim. Why? The surprising answer is that Muslim suicide bombing has nothing to do with Islam or the Quran (except for two lines). It has a lot to do with sex, or, in this case, the absence of sex.

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Most suicide bombers are Muslim

Suicide missions are not always religiously motivated, but according to Oxford University sociologist Diego Gambetta, editor of Making Sense of Suicide Missions, when religion is involved, the attackers are always Muslim. Why? The surprising answer is that Muslim suicide bombing has nothing to do with Islam or the Quran (except for two lines). It has a lot to do with sex, or, in this case, the absence of sex.

What distinguishes Islam from other major religions is that it tolerates polygyny. By allowing some men to monopolize all women and altogether excluding many men from reproductive opportunities, polygyny creates shortages of available women. If 50 percent of men have two wives each, then the other 50 percent don't get any wives at all.

So polygyny increases competitive pressure on men, especially young men of low status. It therefore increases the likelihood that young men resort to violent means to gain access to mates. By doing so, they have little to lose and much to gain compared with men who already have wives. Across all societies, polygyny makes men violent, increasing crimes such as murder and rape, even after controlling for such obvious factors as economic development, economic inequality, population density, the level of democracy, and political factors in the region.

However, polygyny itself is not a sufficient cause of suicide bombing. Societies in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean are much more polygynous than the Muslim nations in the Middle East and North Africa. And they do have very high levels of violence. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a long history of continuous civil wars—but not suicide bombings.

The other key ingredient is the promise of 72 virgins waiting in heaven for any martyr in Islam. The prospect of exclusive access to virgins may not be so appealing to anyone who has even one mate on earth, which strict monogamy virtually guarantees. However, the prospect is quite appealing to anyone who faces the bleak reality on earth of being a complete reproductive loser.

It is the combination of polygyny and the promise of a large harem of virgins in heaven that motivates many young Muslim men to commit suicide bombings. Consistent with this explanation, all studies of suicide bombers indicate that they are significantly younger than not only the Muslim population in general but other (nonsuicidal) members of their own extreme political organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. And nearly all suicide bombers are single.

1 posted on 07/09/2007 11:55:12 AM PDT by citizenmike
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To: citizenmike

MOST?

Show me one that ISN’T Muslim..


2 posted on 07/09/2007 11:56:30 AM PDT by Wil H (So just what IS the Globe's optimum temperature?)
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To: citizenmike

Holy Cow Batman, Why didn’t we notice that?


3 posted on 07/09/2007 11:57:23 AM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: Wil H

I think there were some Tamils in Ceylon.


4 posted on 07/09/2007 11:57:53 AM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: citizenmike

You wanna really frustrate ‘em? Tell them that eternity is a long, long time to listen to the laughter of 72 virgins who are making fun of your very short *equipment*...


5 posted on 07/09/2007 11:58:27 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the round in the chamber.)
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To: citizenmike

Balderdash ... if the sexual premise were correct, we’d have geeks exploding all over the place.


6 posted on 07/09/2007 11:59:13 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: citizenmike
Makes sense to me.....

"All we need is love...." indeed.

7 posted on 07/09/2007 11:59:15 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: citizenmike
Most suicide bombers are Muslim

The results of a pork free diet???

8 posted on 07/09/2007 11:59:56 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: citizenmike; All

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/07/09/new-stak-attack-an-interview-with-dr-tawfik-hamid/


9 posted on 07/09/2007 12:00:27 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: citizenmike

I read this yesterday - what seems odd to me is that Doctors, even in England would be among the well off group - so, why did they get involved? Surely, they had access to women.


10 posted on 07/09/2007 12:00:49 PM PDT by Sonora
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To: citizenmike

This is news?


11 posted on 07/09/2007 12:01:42 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: NonValueAdded
Balderdash

BUMP

12 posted on 07/09/2007 12:01:45 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: All

in the video link I posted, Hamid explains why Sunni Muslims are more apt to do suicide bombings. The Shia have 1 hour “temporary marriages,” so they aren’t as sexually frustrated.


13 posted on 07/09/2007 12:03:02 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Little Ray
I think there were some Tamils in Ceylon.

LTTE wasn't based a religious group, though. The LTTE used a suicide bomber to assassinate a former Indian prime minister who has sent Indian troops to aid the Sri Lankan army in fighting the LTTE.

14 posted on 07/09/2007 12:08:07 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: citizenmike
Ta-Ta Alert!
Men like blond bombshells
Until very recently, it was a mystery to evolutionary psychology why men prefer women with large breasts, since the size of a woman's breasts has no relationship to her ability to lactate. But Harvard anthropologist Frank Marlowe contends that larger, and hence heavier, breasts sag more conspicuously with age than do smaller breasts. Thus they make it easier for men to judge a woman's age (and her reproductive value) by sight—suggesting why men find women with large breasts more attractive.

Alternatively, men may prefer women with large breasts for the same reason they prefer women with small waists. A new study of Polish women shows that women with large breasts and tight waists have the greatest fecundity, indicated by their levels of two reproductive hormones (estradiol and progesterone).


15 posted on 07/09/2007 12:11:53 PM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: citizenmike

now there is a headline in need of a Drudge siren


16 posted on 07/09/2007 12:12:02 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: citizenmike

this is quite likely related to the 72 virgin thing.....I read something very like this many years ago in an omar khayyam book....

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13245


17 posted on 07/09/2007 12:12:37 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: citizenmike

This bogus theory fails to explain female suicide bombers.

The truth is, it is Islam.


18 posted on 07/09/2007 12:13:27 PM PDT by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: Wil H

“MOST?

Show me one that ISN’T Muslim..”

You’d have to go back to 1945 at least for that answer.


19 posted on 07/09/2007 12:13:33 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Famously frisky)
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To: citizenmike

So we just need to get them all laid????


20 posted on 07/09/2007 12:18:04 PM PDT by fredhead (Teach a man to fish.......and he'll fish for a lifetime.)
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To: citizenmike

We need PhDs telling us this? I could have done it for the money, too.


21 posted on 07/09/2007 12:18:11 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: citizenmike

this also just in.

sky is blue. grass is green..


22 posted on 07/09/2007 12:20:21 PM PDT by delchiante
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To: fredhead

This story is crap. maybe if the just let their women show their legs it would help ,BS.

As long as masturbation exists one cannot blame suicide bombing on sex.

One thing is true the Muslims are screwed up sexually though. They kill women if they have sex, they stone them if they are raped, they cut their clits off. They dress them all in black with only an eye slit. Yeah that might help drive them crazy . That and having to bow to the east 5 times a day to pray, while some putz telling them to kill anything not bowing.


23 posted on 07/09/2007 12:24:49 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
Let's talk about this 72-virgin business. First, there is the possibility that the Quran is mistranslated on this point. That martyrs are promised 72 white raisins, not virgins. No mention of whether they are soaked in booze the way that Teresa Heinz Kerry likes them.

But assume that the translation is correct. Do any of these numb skulls ever wonder WHERE THE VIRGINS ARE GOING TO COME FROM? Sorry for shouting, but unless the virgins are eight years old or less, they ain't gonna be Muslims. And if they're kaffirs (that means OUR women), the virgin quotient will still be low and they'll have bad habits like alcohol, pork hotdogs, and nasty music.

Or, is this an interspecies virgin supply, involving kids in the literal meaning of the word? (Baa. baa.) Anyway you slice it, this 72-virgin thing shouldn't make an ounce of sense to anyone with brain better than a doorknob.

Did I miss anything?

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "Crime and Punishment at the AP"

24 posted on 07/09/2007 12:27:33 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please visit www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: sageb1

That was interesting..... 1 hour marriages.


25 posted on 07/09/2007 12:27:51 PM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Wil H

There were a few suicide bombers in the IRA - now they were unintentional suicide bombers, mostly because the bombs they were setting went off early... but they still count.

And I doubt they were Muslim.


26 posted on 07/09/2007 12:29:01 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Didn’t you know? Geeks are hot - and they get some these days.

Something about women realizing “geeks = money”.


27 posted on 07/09/2007 12:30:18 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: citizenmike

28 posted on 07/09/2007 12:32:56 PM PDT by quark
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To: NonValueAdded
Balderdash ... if the sexual premise were correct, we’d have geeks exploding all over the place.

Not trying to make a point, but our most brutal school shootings were committed by geeks. Not saying that it's true, but if the Columbine boys were getting a little, they might have found something more fun than DOOM and revenge.

I was a geek, but I was getting some.:-) So are a lot more geeks thanks to Bill Gates being uber rich. LOL

29 posted on 07/09/2007 12:36:33 PM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: quark
I actually clicked on this topic just to see the MASTER OF THE OBVIOUS cartoon. Heh...
30 posted on 07/09/2007 12:36:41 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Sonora
I read this yesterday - what seems odd to me is that Doctors, even in England would be among the well off group - so, why did they get involved? Surely, they had access to women.

Maybe they were pretending to be doctors. Have their credentials been checked?

31 posted on 07/09/2007 12:37:43 PM PDT by 50mm (Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist - G. Carlin)
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To: Condor51
Most of the men I know who are most facinated with large breasts have no intention of breeding with the woman. They just look nice!
32 posted on 07/09/2007 12:41:58 PM PDT by 50sDad (Angels on asteroids are abducting crop circles!)
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To: delchiante
Indeed. In other breaking news:

*The Pope is Catholic
*The sun sets in the west
*Bears sh!t in the woods, and
*Politicians are all lying bastards.

33 posted on 07/09/2007 12:42:05 PM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Balderdash ... if the sexual premise were correct, we’d have geeks exploding all over the place.

No, the geeks have the binary newsgroups and other sources of netporn...and hugely developed arm muscles!

Young, poor Muslims have no such access, and other than those employed as shepherds and goatherds, no concept at all of what they are missing, or even what a woman looks like.

So...Why Live? They may not know what they are missing, but their little hindbrains are telling them something is horribly wrong with their lives.

Neutering would probably help. It helped my cat.

34 posted on 07/09/2007 12:42:54 PM PDT by Gorzaloon ("Being Fat, Stupid, and believing in Global Warming is no way to grow up, Son.")
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To: NonValueAdded

You forget for every geek there is also a geekette somewhere on the internet.


35 posted on 07/09/2007 12:47:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: citizenmike

Some of this I gotta call B.S. Some of these “doctors “ who tried to blow up parts of London and Glasgow were mariied with kids. Sex was available. It’s the cult of death part that drives ‘em.

Number one son was on a IED search foot patrol on a main supply route with his platoon outside Fallujah when a man approached on foot walkig down the road towards the Marines. The lead Marines told him to stop repeatedly in arabic. The guy kept coming so at about 75 meters, the Marines shot him. He collapsed and blew up. He was a suicide bomber. The top half of his torso was on one side of the road and the other half was on the other side. Smack dab in the middle of the road was the guy’s penis all wrapped up in an adhesive tape. According to the Iraqi interpreters this was done to protect his package for the 72 virgins he was to get.

Reason and persuasion does not work with fanatics. Bullets, however, do.


36 posted on 07/09/2007 12:47:48 PM PDT by JeeperFreeper
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To: Wil H

Yeah, that headline makes it sound like it’s 50.1%.


37 posted on 07/09/2007 12:48:03 PM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: citizenmike

Most water is in liquid form....


38 posted on 07/09/2007 12:48:45 PM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (1/27 Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Jaded
That was interesting..... 1 hour marriages.

Brought to you by people willing to blow up their own kids, who remove people's heads for flying kites or whistling, who may beat their wives for any reason, and who then have the collosal brass to tell you that you are an infidel, and going to Hell. (And who hate the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE for in fifty years making an agricultural paradise out of the stinking desert they did nothing with for a milleniusm.)

And who continue to follow a "god" who can't feed them, who empowers madmen to lead them, who gives them royalty who keep all the oil money and blame the West, and who haven't produced a new scientific advancement in a thousand years, and blame you for it.

It's got to be some kind of brain disease. No human being could actually be that stupid.

39 posted on 07/09/2007 12:49:28 PM PDT by 50sDad (Angels on asteroids are abducting crop circles!)
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What? I’ve been reading the mainstream news media and I thought that they were Christians or Buddhists! You mean the media lied? You mean that the people who write newspaper articles and scripts for TV DELIBERATELY chose to state lies? I’m shocked! You mean that our wonderful politicians have deliberately chosen to keep this fact from us? I’m appalled!

< / obvious sarcasm>


40 posted on 07/09/2007 12:51:56 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (kick out the whole lot of them!)
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To: fredhead

There may be something deeper to this.

Perhaps the real problem with Muslim men is...

Latent homosexual tendencies?


41 posted on 07/09/2007 12:55:04 PM PDT by airborne (COULTER: Actually, my favorite candidate is [Rep.] Duncan Hunter [R-CA], and he is magnificent.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

I think ya got it pegged. LOL......why do you suppose they have been hobbling their camels hind feet all these years?


42 posted on 07/09/2007 12:57:10 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Leatherneck_MT
You’d have to go back to 1945 at least for that answer.

My father's first introduction to the Japanese was when a Kamikaze flew mere feet over his head to hit the top of the #3 main gun turret on the Maryland.

He doesn't regard that as in the same league as an islamist. Indeed, he has respect for the Kamikaze pilots.

These were men who flew into the very teeth of the most intense antiaircraft fire known, to attack a military target clearly intending to harm their homeland.

He has nothing but the lowest contempt for koranimals who blow up pizzerias full of children.

43 posted on 07/09/2007 12:58:40 PM PDT by null and void (We can oil drill through miles of rock under sea water, drilling thru inches of glass is a snap...)
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To: citizenmike

Popular psychology articles generally lack depth. They are written so that they can be discussed under the hair dryer, but fall far short of real insight.
The jihadis have sex. Problem is that they have it with underage children, boys and girls. This abuse causes them psychological problems later in life. When they become adults, they can’t relate to a woman in any normal, decent, male way. Their life on earth is hell, but they “live” for the day when they go to “heaven” and THEN they will have sexual fulfillment.

I like my psychological analysis better than that of the article.


44 posted on 07/09/2007 1:00:00 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (kick out the whole lot of them!)
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To: citizenmike

How does that explain female suicide bombers?

I would be highly skeptical of this analysis, particularly given the lip service to poverty, which has been utterly disproven as a link to terror. Most of the terrorists (including the latest UK bunch are educated and come from middle or higher economic backgrounds).

The one common thread is that they all come from totalitarian states where dissent is not tolerated. Thus, suicide is their only means of protest. (You’ll note none of the bombers have been Turkish - where there has been a democracy since early in the last century). Hence, GWBs mission to bring democracy to the middle east.


45 posted on 07/09/2007 1:00:08 PM PDT by KingofZion
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To: fredhead
So we just need to get them all laid????

Your somewhat crude remark is right on the money - so I'll repeat it: Yes, we just need to get them laid.

I have believed for some time that the primary thing that differentiates Islam from other religions is the level of control that the religious leaders exert on the sexual behavior of their followers. Now this is not unique to Islam as any churchgoer can tell you but the extreme measures that are imposed on those of the Islamic faith are, to say the least, extreme.

This control of sexual behavior represents, IMHO, a denial of the very essence of human nature which can be summed up as (in most but not all cases): Boys like Girls and Girls like Boys. This denial dominates the everyday life of those who live in the Islamic world, basically as a result of the extreme limitations that are placed on the behavior and dress of women. They are basically denied their fundamental right to attract a mate, the very thing that, as we all know, they do so well.

So the bottom line is that I agree with author of the article. You have a bunch of frustrated young men with no access to female companionship and you promise them 72 virgins for ones days work (and incidentally, their life) and you get lots of volunteers. Get them laid and the problem does go away.

46 posted on 07/09/2007 1:01:00 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: JeeperFreeper

Smack dab in the middle of the road was.....

that is soooo bizzarre that it proves the insanity of anyone who prays with their butt so high in the air in a roomful of men......


47 posted on 07/09/2007 1:02:13 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Spktyr
There were a few suicide bombers in the IRA - now they were unintentional suicide bombers, mostly because the bombs they were setting went off early... but they still count. And I doubt they were Muslim.

Sorry, but accidently killing ones self is not suicide regardless of the type of accident, it is accidental death due to stupidity. They do NOT count. There is no such thing as an unintentional suicide.

48 posted on 07/09/2007 1:04:10 PM PDT by calex59
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To: citizenmike

And this the kind of “bonzo research” that gets somebody a job teaching Oxford?


49 posted on 07/09/2007 1:05:03 PM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: 50sDad
It's got to be some kind of brain disease. No human being could actually be that stupid.

You've never been to California, have you?

50 posted on 07/09/2007 1:12:09 PM PDT by null and void (We can oil drill through miles of rock under sea water, drilling thru inches of glass is a snap...)
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