If you're planning a trip to the Indonesian island of Bali anytime soon – maybe think again. Under a new law, having sex outside of marriage could land you in jail for up to a year, and same-sex relationships would be outlawed entirely. What led the Muslim-majority country to crack down? And what does it mean for tourists?
Faith vs. Economics
As one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, the law would hit Bali particularly hard. Much of the island’s economy is now based around tourism, and millions of travelers visit each year to enjoy the pristine beaches, tropical climate, and cheap prices. But that could all be upended overnight if the government decides to crack down on “immoral” activity in the bedroom.
If Indonesian President Joko Widodo ends up signing the legislation, it would likely cause a major disruption to Bali’s tourism industry.
The Australian government issued a travel warning after learning about the law, and numerous travel agencies have already reported unmarried people canceling planned trips to the island due to fear of getting arrested.
Despite a strong religious influence in the country, Indonesians aren’t blind to the potential consequences of enforcing a faith-based moral code. Hotel operators, tour guides, and restaurant owners have all voiced their concerns, leading President Widodo to delay a vote on the bill – at least for now.
Read more at https://www.themonastery.org/blog/2019/09/bali-to-ban-sex-outside-marriage-leaving-single-tourists-in-a-bind/#8xtxzjQZ6l7jf8oz.99
My favorite Warlock Characters
#1 Maurice Evans (Bewitched Wiki)
Maurice is the warlock father of Samantha Stephens and is the husband of Endora. Maurice is a member of the Warlocks' Club, a secret club for suave warlocks.
#2 Caleb Danvers (The Covenant)
The oldest of the Sons of Ipswich and is regarded by the other students of the Spenser Academy as one of the baddest boys on campus. He was born on September 9th, 1988. He is the son of Evelyn Danvers and William Danvers III and is a warlock.
#3 Julian Sands (Warlock (1989 film))
The Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by the witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the death of Redferne's wife, but before the execution, Satan appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to late 20th century Los Angeles, California. Redferne follows through the portal.
#4 Magnus Bane (Shadowhunters, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
Magnus Bane is the High Warlock of Brooklyn. Being over four centuries old, his life has since intertwined with several Shadowhunters and Downworlders over the centuries.
#5 Bruce Payne (Phillip Covington The Warlock of Warlock III: The End of Innocence 1999 film)
A Warlock that seached for and found a child of the caul, born of witch's blood. He wanted to sacrifice her and as her blood runs, he wanted to raise from the pits of Hell a woman, a consort who will mother a race of evil the world has never seen. He felt it was his purpose, his destiny, and and the woman's.
These are my favorite Vampire Characters/Storylines to-date.
#1 Sonja Blue
Saved by modern medicine before she could die, Sonja Blue is a living vampire who still possesses a soul and is determined to hunt down creatures that prey on the innocent, while searching for the vampire lord who created her.
A half-vampire "daywalker" who hunts vampires. Blade is highly skilled in martial arts and always equips himself with vampire-killing weapons.
#3 Selene (Underworld)
Flashbacks to her childhood have shown Selene to have been a normal, happy, vibrant child, born in the late 14th century. The youngest of two daughters of a master mason and smith, Selene and her sister Cecilia were shown to love painting pictures, and playing games like 'Silly Goose'. At the age of nineteen, the untimely and gruesome deaths of her entire family completely broke her heart, as she had loved them all dearly, and left her an orphan. The deaths of her six-year-old nieces hit her especially hard. Deceived by their murderer, Viktor, into believing that a pack of Lycans were the ones responsible, (which, given the states she found their bodies in, wasn't a hard lie for her to believe), Selene dedicated herself to avenging their deaths. As a Death Dealer (the Vampires' fighting elite), Selene committed herself to the duty of exterminating the Lycans as a species, a duty she saw as 'sacred' one, burying herself into her work. She would also isolate herself, never socializing with anyone outside of the Death Dealers, as the majority of the Vampire Coven are more concerned whiling away their immortal lives in hedonistic pursuits instead of concerning themselves with the serious business of the war against the Lycans.
An inhabitant of the planet Drakulon, a world where a vampiric race lived on blood and where blood flowed in rivers. Drakulon orbits twin suns that were causing droughts across the planet. The race of which Vampirella was born, the Vampiri, were able to transform themselves into bats at will, possessed superhuman physical attributes, sprout wings when required to fly, and drink blood. With the inhabitants of Drakulon dying slowly due to the droughts drying up its blood, a spaceship from Earth crashes on the planet. Vampirella, sent to investigate, is attacked; retaliating, she discovers that the astronauts have blood in their veins. In order for her race to survive, she pilots the ship back to Earth. There, Vampirella becomes a "good" vampire, and devotes her energy to ridding our world of the evil kind. Evil vampires owe their existence to Dracula, who came from Drakulon but was corrupted by Chaos.
#5 Eric Northman (True Blood)
Born in Sweden in 900AD, during the Viking period, he was turned in 930AD, making him over 1,000 years old. The Vampire sheriff of Louisiana's Area 5, which encompasses the small town of Bon Temps, Eric owns the vampire bar Fangtasia in the neighboring town of Shreveport.
#6 Eli / Abby (Let the Right One In and Let Me In)
Eli is the name of the androgynous centuries-old child vampire in both the novel and original film Let the Right One In, renamed Abby for the 2010 film Let Me In. When Eli/Abby moves into the apartment nextdoor to Oskar/Owen, the two characters become very close friends. Eli/Abby requires the consumption of human blood to live, and cannot eat or drink anything else without vomiting it out. Her hunger is shown to take a severe physical toll on her. As Eli/Abby is immune to the cold and the snow, she is sometimes barefoot when she goes out which makes climbing things like walls and trees easy for her. The character also cannot be exposed to the Sun without being burned up to the eventual point of bursting into flames, and cannot enter the home or room of an individual unless there is verbal permission given by that individual to do so (i.e. "you can come in") or the character will bleed profusely (to death if not invited in). This, along with a metaphorical allusion to "letting someone into" one's life, is the basis for the titles Let the Right One In and Let Me In.
#7 Santanico Pandemonium (formerly Esmeralda or KisaFrom Dusk till Dawn (franchise))
The primary Queen Vampire of the "Titty Twister", a strip club in the middle of a desolate part of Mexico.
#8 Niklaus Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries)
Klaus was an Original vampire and a werewolf, making him the Original Hybrid.
Akasha was originally from Uruk, now known as Iraq. She was born over 6,000 years ago, long before "The first pharaoh built the first pyramid." At a young age she married Enkil, the King of Kemet (which would later become Egypt). Akasha and her husband Enkil wanted their subjects to turn away from cannibalism and encouraged them to eat grains by farming. According to Marius in The Vampire Lestat, Akasha and her husband were not the first people in Kemet to follow this path, but they were the first rulers, and were perhaps influenced by earlier believers. Akasha became a beloved ruler for turning her people away from violence and toward peace. Eventually Akasha became interested in supernatural spirits. She invited the twin witch sisters Maharet and Mekare to commune with the spirits, but they refused. Some time later, Akasha sends soldiers to the twins' village who happen upon their mother's funeral, preparing to perform their culture's funeral rite of consuming their mother's brain and heart. The soldiers kill everyone, save the twins, arresting them for the crime of cannibalism, and drag them to Kemet. At the court, Akasha "spares" the twins and demands they answer countless trivial questions with the help of spirits. The spirits provide only the simplistic answers which they are capable, then grow irritated and provide only rude retorts. Enraged, Akasha throws Maharet and Mekare into jail as blasphemers. The next day the Queen came again and asked the same questions. Against Maharet's wishes, Mekare summons a powerful spirit named Amel to seek revenge on Akasha. After Amel threatens to attack Akasha as punishment for summoning spirits, she forces her head steward Khayman to rape Maharet and Mekare in front of her entire court. The Queen allows the twins to go home after the rape, but Amel still remains in their court, furious at the humiliation of the twins. Amel punishes Akasha, Enkil and Khayman by pestering them day and night in their homes, whether it's knocking objects over or throwing them at them, eventually driving them mad. Opposition to Akasha and Enkil was always strong amongst cannibalists, mostly by those who practiced ritual cannibalism as opposed to savage cannibalism. Knowing that they were the cause of an malevolent spirit oppressing Kemet makes the case against them even stronger. One night, a group of nobles sneak into the palace and stab Enkil and Akasha multiple times, leaving them both mortally wounded. As Akasha's soul leaves her body, Amel snatches it and intertwines it with his own and thrusts their combined spirits into her body, making Akasha the world's first vampire.
Rune was a human-like alien in the Ultraverse, until he acquired the Star Stones, magical artifacts which made him virtually immortal, but cursed him with a monstrous form and a vampiric thirst for blood. Ages ago, he found himself stranded on Earth, and has been both worshipped as a god and reviled as a demon throughout history.
LOL well played my friend.
Ha! other than the vampire part, all that may or may not be accurate, especially that hairstyle, I rock the crazy look. XD You know I could easily be either an escaped mental patient or maybe old nick himself, or simply delusional LOL.. Poor Cubby, it seems her disappearance could easily be the fault of either of us. >:)
I had to smile Mogy...YOU are the best ever!!! :::gianthuggs:::
Remember, its not a good hug unless ribs are broken. lol
@Hmmmm, I thought it's not a good hug unless it ends with her having to take Plan B later. LOL!
So yesterday I had a house full of visiting friends and surrogate family members.
There were games played, tours conducted, swimming and good food.
However, afterwards, I felt the symptoms of my Lung Illness so I took the day off from Saunaing and puffed on my inhalers until I felt better.
Feel back to normal today so Sauna time!!!
There is some stupid and backward folk out there, shame one can't just get an infinity gauntlet and snap all racists out of existence.
Oh god. Don't encourage them lol. Not a single person here who threatens that shit could EVER show that they haven't done the exact same themselves.
I can say the same. I was in Umbrae Octo a few times over the years. Was always fun to post with and one of the nicest people you could talk to.
Oh! I like her too. She pops on my profile every know and again and rates me a 10. Nice lady.
I remember her
This is how I've decided to continue the Dakotah Spotlight Challenge, I've placed about 34 VR Profie Names in a spreadsheet and assigned each a number. I will then use an online random number generator to choose which member to place in the spotlight and then mark each name that I've used until all names have been marked.
So nope, there is no order for someone to get in there feelings about a member being placed in the spotlight before themselves.
It's just not that serious and is purely for fun!
However, before I spotlight today's member, it's time for Sauna Sesh #1 while watching the 85 South Comedy Show on YouTube while my Friday's Video is saving for publishing.
Looks great Brother!!! You should do a YT video of your whole back yard, like the one's you use to do when you did house projects. A virture tour.
Thanks, Bro! And I just might do that during my next Bonus Video, whenever that might be. Haha!
Careful with those symbols, you might accidentally summon me...not that I would complain with that garden. lmfao
A number of years ago, I came across this article and it enlightened me on a number of things that I now have a better understanding of.
True... he is indeed awesome.... and I am so glad to have him as a trusted friend and almost like a brother to me....
I love you too mogy... you're like my family.... always grateful that you guys have helped me so much....
Now where's Mr. Awesome?? :P
AWW lol That so great. :)
@Dakotah.....Nice one! LOL!
@SedeDeSangue..... IKR?! Thanks! ^_^
wow... that's so cute
@SinfulMelody...Cute Gif! ^_-
So my vehicle battery had been showing signs of dying for about 2 weeks and I figured, I better go and purchase a new one before I wake up, try to start it and it's completely dead.
Well, today is that day. Yup, completely dead.
I do have a portable battery charger, but my son drained it charging his car battery...lol
So now I'm charging it up so that I can jump my battery and go purchase a new battery.
Sooo happy I'm retired and this is not a true emergency.
Well, my gift to my Granddaughter for her 1st Birthday was to pay for her ears being pierced since her Mom wanted it done when she trurns 1 year old.
She took it like a 'G'! No flinch with the left ear. Only a slight flinch which I didn'e even noticed staring right at her, with the right ear. No crying. No frowing. No noise. She even laughed after it was all over with.
I didn't laugh at the $75.00 price, but whatever. LOL!
Like a painting
Hey is that the Pennywise deadlights or the sun? lol
@MordrakusxMortalitas....The Sun, but it's whatever helps you sleep at night. LOL!
I know, just joking about...I wish it was the deadlights though, we can all go insane or catatonic then haha
I woke up today and spent time with the family, made two truffles of baked spaghetti as well as some garlic bread, drove into town for supplies, returned home and ate and now waiting for my sauna to heat up to the desired temperature for my 1st Sauna Sesh of today.
Looks like I'll only get in about 2 today. But, that's ok.
The max setting for my Sauna is 140 Degs (F).
I use to have it stay at 140, but could only tolerate that level of heat for 15 minutes so I reset it to remain at 123 and was able to tolerate it for 60 minutes.
Today, it's time to advance to....125 Degs for 60 minutes.
Well, the only two things left on my agenda tonight are
- Record Friday's Video
- 3rd Sauna Sesh
All else has been accomplished.
"SURFACES AND GAPS
Put simply, surfaces are hard spots—enemy strengths—and gaps are soft spots—enemy weaknesses. We avoid enemy strength and focus our efforts against enemy weakness with the object of penetrating the enemy system since pitting strength against weakness reduces casualties and is more likely to yield decisive results. Whenever possible, we exploit existing gaps. Failing that, we create gaps.
Gaps may in fact be physical gaps in the enemy's dispositions, but they may also be any weakness in time, space, or capability: a moment in time when the enemy is overexposed and vulnerable, a seam in an air defense umbrella, an infantry unit caught unprepared in open terrain, or a boundary between two units.
Similarly, a surface may be an actual strongpoint, or it may be any enemy strength: a moment when the enemy has just replenished and consolidated a position or a technological superiority of a particular weapons system or capability.
An appreciation for surfaces and gaps requires a certain amount of judgment. What is a surface in one case may be a gap in another. For example, a forest which is a surface to an armored unit because it restricts vehicle movement can be a gap to an infantry unit which can infiltrate through it. Furthermore, we can expect the enemy to disguise his dispositions in order to lure us against a surface that appears to be a gap."
Nope! I get enough heat from my Sauna Seshes so after only 15 minutes working on my Backyard Project, I stopped and my Son and I will finish up tomorrow.
I'm Retired! I have no Deadline. LOL!
Going to expand my Genre of Background music beyond Dubstep, House, New Wave, etc. etc.
For Tuesday's Video, I'll be playing my favorite Copyright Free Indian Music. ^_^
I purchased 2 new carpenter knives to cut the new artificial turf into my outdoor pentacle.
The new turf came a different color of green than the other turf already placed down, but fuckit, it'll just help the pentacle to stand out more from space when the Pagan Aliens visit. LOL!
I spent 15 minutes out there just to see how simple and easy the knives will make the project instead of the sheers and Wow, what a difference. Cuts like a knife through butter.
So my Son and I will finish the project tomorrow.
You already know what time it is......
Congratulations to Dakotah!!!
The 10th Recipient of MOGYOLOGY's "Bless Program"
Video posting soon of Karma selecting him to be blessed with $45 USD.
I just returned home from driving 30 minutes away to take my Son to see another car.
My Son was once again played.
Even though he did all he could to ensure the car had no MAJOR issues before agreeing to look at it, we get there and there is a crack in the windshield which is no big deal, but the MAJOR issue was that the Engine Light was on.
Have him ask for a video where the owner states the time and day, goin around the car to show it off. They can have someone else turn it on and drive to show it runs, make the lights blink, show the dash. It’s very efficient and can’t be worked over like pictures can.
Let's see if I can keep this short because it's too much to type so I'll go into more details in my Tuesday Video.
- Traveled 45 minutes North to drop my Niece off to the airport. Light Traffic.
- Traveled 60 minutes South to return home. Heavy Traffic.
- Less than 30 minutes after I returned home, leave my lair once again to take my family to go grocery shopping. 3 stores later and surviving 108 Degs (F) heat and hearing the Grandkids cry and scream sporatically, we finally make it back home.
- Less than 30 minutes after I returned home...again....Son wants to go look at a car to purchase, but it's 45 minutes North and the entire family wants to go. So off we go. Only to discover my Son didn't understand how directional road signs work. WTF? More on that in the video. Then I locked up my breaks to stop from passing the place. Then it was discovered my Son was the victim of the old Bait and Switch Scam Practice many Car Dealerships utilize. He's looking to purchase out right a $2K-$3K vehicle and the guy was trying to place him in a used BMD for $14K which wasn't even a family type vehicle they are searching for. Like an SUV.
- Traveled 50 minutes South to return home. Medium Traffic.
- Only completed 1 Sauna Sesh.
- Paid all my bills for Septemember.
- Then my Son asks me to take him 30 minutes North to look at another vehicle, but this time from a private seller who will be meeting him at the local Jack N' The Box near her location.
So yeah, all day yesterday was spent on assisting family.
Today, the Bless Program Of MOGYOLOGY will be delayed until I return, but at least 2 individuals will be BLESSED on this 1st Day of September 2019.
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