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By Laura Kasischke

They have been seventeen with ideal tans and ideal our bodies. They deliberate on a joyride in a convertible on a sizzling summer season day. They deliberate on skinny-dipping in a gorgeous, secluded lake. They deliberate on making it again to camp prior to a person spotted they have been long gone. What they didn't plan on used to be being by means of men in a beat-up station wagon Their day quickly takes a drastic turn—all simply because Kristy Sweetland smiled on the unsuitable time, within the unsuitable position, on the fallacious boys. Now the women consider prying eyes on all of them the time—during pep perform, at the course during the woods, outdoor the window in their cabin. the men are stalking them, leaving threatening notes on their beds, and gazing their each move. Boy Heaven is a provocative, page-turning secret, and a must-read for a person who loves an city legend.

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Since this policy diverged explicitly from that ordained by the Prophet Muhammad himself, it was heresy. Wahhab justified himself, however, by saying that while the people of the book of the Prophet's time may have been monotheists, since then they had fallen from their faiths and become idolaters, sorcerers, and devil worshipers, deserving only of death. Wahhab's vehement condemnations of the sins of various Arab chieftains made him an unwelcome guest, and he had to flee repeat­ edly to escape their revenge.

In October 1973, using US support 10 40 ENERGY VICTORY for Israel in the Yom Kippur War as a pretext, they declared an oil embargo against the United States and led OPEC in a unified action that sent petroleum prices up more than 700 percent. This one move radically transformed the position of Saudi Arabia in the world. 6 billion in 1974. Nor was this the end of it. Using their newfound strength, the Saudis and most other OPEC members acted quickly to "renegotiate" their deals with the Seven Sis­ ters international oil companies (Exxon, Mobil, Gulf, Chevron, Texaco, Shell, and British Petroleum), forcing the developers to hand over most of their previously agreed-upon share of the business.

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