KEMAH — A Sugar Land man was charged with creating a bomb scare Saturday that forced authorities to bring out bomb disposal teams and to lock down a Walmart store for four hours.

Mehrzad Malekzadeh, 35, was arrested on a class-A misdemeanor charge of making terroristic threats involving a fake bomb. He was being held in the Galveston County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Kemah police Sgt. Mark Hinson said the device police found inside the man’s car resembled a pipe bomb but was not real.

Hinson said Malekzadeh was being examined by mental health authorities.

The situation unfolded Saturday morning when police were notified about 9 a.m. of a suspicious man wearing a mask and wielding a knife in a car in the parking lot of the Super Target Store, 255 Marine Bay Drive.

Police found the car unoccupied in the parking lot of the nearby Walmart store at FM 518 and state Highway 146. Police waited for the man to return and arrested him. The man had several “unknown devices” in his pockets, according to police.

The devices looked like pipes and other items commonly used in homemade explosives.

Police locked down the store, keeping customers inside, and established a perimeter around the device that looked like a bomb.

The Texas City and Bay Area regional bomb squads were called to remove the device using robots.

Near midday, police removed the man from the police car and searched him. Police removed several layers of clothing and what appeared to be a diaper before covering him in a white sheet and returning him to a squad car. He was later taken to the Kemah Police Department building.

Authorities were meeting with representatives of the district attorney’s office late Saturday afternoon to determine what charges would be filed.

Police allowed the Walmart customers to leave the building about 2 p.m.

Jeremy Bump, who was caught inside by the lockdown, said a quick trip to the store had become a five-hour stay.

“It ruined my Saturday,” he said, chuckling. “Basically, we just got up and tried to get things done, and it put a cramp in all our plans. But other than that, what can you do? There’s some crazy people there.”

Contact reporter Wes Swift at 409-683-5319 or wes.swift@galvnews.com

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Terry Moore

GDN...do you ever proofread your articles? You said an unidentified man but then list the suspects name. What gives?

Steve Fouga

"AN" Sugarland man??

George Croix

Times have sure changed.
Now, he gets examined by mental health authorities.
Not so long ago, he'd have gotten examined by the Houston Yellow Pages, Volume 2.
I'm not so sure that's actually a sign of progress, given the reason for the examination(s)...

Rauline Vanda

"Mehrzad Malekzadeh, 35, was arrested on class-A misdemeanor charges of making terroristic threats involving a fake bomb. He was being held in the Galveston County Jail on $5,000 bond." WHAT THE HECK??!! $5,000 BOND??? That's it??? $5,000 BOND??? UNBELIEVABLE!!! What am I not understanding here?? Someone PLEASE EXPLAIN this to me. Walmart and people were locked down for approx. 5 hrs. Families were distraught over all this with loved ones stuck in Walmart and the people IN Walmart terrified!! $5,000 BOND????

Kevin Lang

I don't mind that he's not getting examined by a mortician, but a Class A doesn't sound like it's going to prove to deter him or others from also considering such a less than bright idea.

What inspired someone to drive all the way to Kemah from Sugar Land to pull such a stunt? They have WalMart in Sugar Land and many neighboring communities. Can't think of anything particularly special about that WalMart.

JBG JBG

I feel the same passion about this situation as "Infamous Vodka" eloquated in his post below. If they don't have more stringent laws protecting American citizens form terrorist practicing individuals like "Mehrzad Malekzadeh" .....then they need to get some, and get them promptly!
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You mean to tell me somebody can pull this kind of cowboy "CRAP" against American citizens, causing this kind of lost of time and tax dollars it took in responding to what he did and,... all he gets is "$5,000 bond? What's on the books for punishment for what he did,...couple of days in County lock down? I'M SHOCKED, APPALLED, AND DISMAYED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Let me get off here before I say something, I'll be sorry for,...because I'm disgusted too!

Lars Faltskog

I wonder what kind of "hobbies" folks like these have. Taking a jog, riding a bike, or hitting a gym for this dude, obviously isn't one of them. For such a nice day, and to be doing some kind of buffoonery like this is amazing. It goes to show us how the value system in our country has gone downhill.

As for which WalMart to choose: maybe he would have run into someone he knew at one of the Sugar Land locations and he could be more anonymous at a further location - and the Kemah one was such a place. I know that if I don't want to be "seen", I'll would choose a place to "frequent" somewhere up north in Houston, not any of these stores in our county.

Kevin Lang

sverige1, I'd bet that if he had put that much thought into his decision, he would have made the wise decision--not to do it at all.

Perhaps he didn't run into anyone he knew there. But, he sure got himself into all the local papers and onto all of the local news programs. Maybe he was counting on all of his friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and other acquaintances being illiterate and only watching the E! channel.

Amy Abernathy

I too am shocked by the charges and bond. I have cancer and am on oxygen. I almost was there but for the fact I wasn't feeling well and was taking my time getting ready to go. What would have happened if I had been there? My portable concentrator only lasts 2 hours on a battery. I would not have had my extra battery b/c I would not expect to be in there for more than 2 hours. I would have ended up being checked at a hospital and have had medical issues from not eating as I am also insulin dependent. Plus even more UNECESSARY medical bills. For a $5000 bond, we all know you only need $500. This POS could have caused me and many others to have medical issues directly due to his ignorance and he skipped away for $500 or maybe scot free on a PR bond?

Eric Kemp

Was he a Muslim? They always fail to mention that part if the person is.

Lars Faltskog

Response to 4EKs posted at 11:13 am on Mon, Apr 21, 2014:

Well, 4EK -
David Koresh, Kelberg/Jones, and Tim McVeigh weren't from Muslim origin, yet their home-grown made in the USA terror wasn't any less lethal in regard to their religious origins.

Eric Kemp

Who did David Koresh wasn't a terrorist. And I can count on one hand the number of non-muslim terrorists. I can give Hassan, the KC sniper, the DC sniper, the Boston bombings, the Detroit underwear bomber, Richard Reid, the millemium bomber, the dudes who shot up the El Al airline desk at LAX, the 93 world trade pbombers, the 2001 world trade bombers, all off the top of my head. I'm sure I'm missing a lot more. And those are just in the United States. Nobody is killing in the name of christianity like these folks do for islam.

JBG JBG

Lesson of TRUTH for today comes from the book of JOB:1-7 .( I know yall can't wait to hear this ).
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1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
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2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
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3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
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4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
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5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
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6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and SATAN CAME ALSO AMONG THEM.
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7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, "FROM GOING TO AND FRO IN THE EARTH, AND FROM WALKING UP AND DOWN IN IT."
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First I want to say what I'm about to say, will definitely be the truth,...informative, and topic appropriate! This discussion between GOD and SATAN is one of several situations in the Word where GOD seems to PULL THE CURTAINS BACK AND ALLOWS THOSE WITH EYES TO SEE,....visualize a little bit about what is going on in the invisible world. ( Daniel tenth chapter is another instance where He does that.)
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Now then, what Satan told God,.. in JBG language is, "MY TERRITORY IS THE WHOLE EARTH,...I care nothing about national boundaries!" "When I look for somebody to do my bidding,...he/she can be Black, White,..Hispanic,..Asian,...Yellow, purple, or Poka-Dot!"
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JBG: All that is required for a man/woman to partner with and be deceived by Satan, is he/she must have a body and soul, with a weak mind,..void of Godly truth!
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David Koresh, and Jim Jones ( White Terrorists ) qualified, as well as Bin Laden, Mohamed Atta ( Islamic Terrorists ) also John Allen Muhammad, and Lee Boyd Malvo!...... ( African American Terrorists).
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Satan weighed them ALL in the balance and found them ALL wanting!!!! THIS MEANS HE SIFT THEM ALL LIKE WHEAT!!!!
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I Peter 5;8 proves he is looking for those type human beings!
"Be sober, be vigilant; because[a] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." He wants to steal, kill and destroy such people who will allow him to do so!
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Ask yourself, where is Bin Laden now? Jim Jones? McVeigh? Koresh? How about Judas Iscariot,Madalyn Murray O'Hair, ahhhhhhh yes and how about the man who systematically annihilated thousands of Jews, for nothing,...Adolph Hitler?
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Your Honor,...the Esteem JBG rests his case. Will I see you on another WORTHY thread? Maybe, but MAYBE Not. -[smile]

Lars Faltskog

Well, JBG...I say "slap the dawg and spit in the fire!"

I too hold no credence to the origins of terrorists. Whether they are home-grown in the US (i.e. Christian) or foreign-born Muslim - that bears no consideration in the grand scheme of things. We are all supposed to be equal under the law. If the individual who had planted the hoax bomb on his "person" had been a Jew who "looked American", would we all be wondering why the media didn't point out he was a Jew? I suppose if he were a blond, then people would wonder if he's an Aryan supremist?

That's why it never ceases to amaze me how the same folks who advocate christian nativity scenes in courthouse lawns can't bear to look at something down the sidewalk that shows a shrine pointing to Mecca. They're suspect of a girl/young woman wearing a burka or a man with a long beard or skull cap. It's prejudice true and true. This fool in Kemah was just that, a fool. Makes no difference where his ethnic origins lie. Now, for Lars' bible verse of today! -

GALATIANS 3:28 -

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus".

** - - Hallelujah!!!!! I see the light, Lord I see the light!!! - -

Eric Kemp

Ridiculous. Name one jewish terrorist that has blown up innocent people in the United States in the name of christianity?

It does make a difference when there are trends and concerted efforts on their part to murder innocent people in the name of their "religion".

We are only suspect because of the undeniable facts and figures of the perpetrators that commit these crimes happen to all be of the same religion and all say Allahu Ahkbar.

Lars Faltskog

Here's another:

J O H N 7:24 -

"Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

JBG JBG

Sverige1,
You are making progress my son. If anybody ask you,...you "HAUL-DOFF" and "tell'em" Ole JBG from down yonder,..said so! Now, I can't let you go off to far without reigning you in a little, because I want you to be good at this stuff, okay? Alright then! Now, lets talk a little bit about Galatians 3:28!
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This is me and you, nobody else will even know about this, don't worry. We certainly don't want to lead anybody into any apostasy of heresy,...now would we. Okay:
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In Order to fully understand Galatians 3:28, you have to visit other scriptures in the same setting as verse 28, or you could get mislead concerning verse 28 by isolating it from the rest. So then lets go to Galatians 3:26 and work up to Galatians 3:28, shall we? First let me throw, a little needed information into the mix, and then we'll proceed.
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( ie Matthew 27:5: So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.) ( Luke 10:37) ....go ye and do likewise. )
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"OBSERVE"....what one can do by deploying scripture isolation! I'm just saying......
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Okay, lets proceed with Galatians 3:26-28:
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26) for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27) For as many of you WHO were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29) And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
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Now verse 26 says,..."IN CHRIST JESUS YOU ARE ALL SONS OF GOD!" Verse 27, dresses verse 26 up by saying FOR AS MANY OF YOU WHO WERE BAPTIZED IN CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST!
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Now lets, tarry a little right here and eloquate and stipulate a while, want to? Alright then, we will do that. See, Only if an individual COMPLIES WITH verse 26-27, WILL verse 28 BE APPLICABLE to an individual. "Alright now!!!!!!!!!!!"
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Matthew 12:30:
"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad."
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John 8:44:
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44) Ye are of your FATHER THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
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See right there Christ draws a line in the sand,..a line of separation, saying IN CHRIST THERE IS NO JEW, OR GREEK, MALE,...OR FEMALE, SLAVE OR FREE! In other words, many have adopted Satan as their FATHER, and have become children of darkness! You mentioned SEEING THE LIGHT! I would remind you, that seeing the light is not enough,....YOU MUST WALK IN THE LIGHT! You must believe in the light so you might become a child OF THE LIGHT! Only when you DO the will of God will Transformation come forth,..will the flesh/soul be subdued and put in it's place!
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John 12:35:
35) "Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.:
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Matthew 12:30 plainly states if you are not with Christ, then YOU ARE WITH SATAN, for there is no middle ground! That is the bad news! The good news is if you are on HIS side,...as Galatians 3:29 says above,.....YOU ARE HEIRS TO EVERY PROMISE GOD GAVE ABRAHAM!
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Now I want my props, I threw Galatians 3:29 "UP OFF IN THERE" for free,...no charge!!!!
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Lastly, you are doing a good job,...keep up the good work,...I'll be on the sideline watching! Will I see you again, on another Worthy thread? Maybe,....I don't know......

Lars Faltskog

Response to 4EKs posted at 10:59 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014:

This article might be of interest. It's about an individual (who happens to be Muslim) who did a good deed. Especially, you can read paragraph #4. You see, there are truly great people on this earth who happen to be Muslim.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/muslim-man-bus-shoes-barefoot_n_5193093.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

JBG - I'll hang on and I'll gladly do everything to improve on scriptures!

Eric Kemp

Yeah, you keep telling yourself and quoting your scriptures. Go ask the Christians in Africa and the middle east what happens to them when they openly practice their Christianity. They get macheted to death by Muslims.

orgone NOTbombs

THIS MAN HAD ORGONITE. NOT BOMBS. Please educate yourself on what this man was doing and understand he is the exact opposite of a terrorist.

This person is being arrested and illegally denied his rights due to false charges!

THE PICTURE SHOWS ORGONITE ON THE TRUNK OF HIS CAR!!! LOOK IT UP!

Orgonite is not a bomb. Stop arresting innocent people!!!

martin madsen

Yes Sir, you are absolutely correct. This is, unfortunately, the often painful life of a Jedi!!! Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle ( the only "parents" he ever knew ) were lawbreakers. Protocol droids were banned by the Emperor because they gave people too much power! They were like the internet and a helpful assistant all rolled into one fantastic, animated piece of robotic machinery!!! They could even be programmed ( no doubt ) to fire laser guns and wield weapons!!! That's what Luke's aunt and uncle DEALT in!!! It was illegal. That's why they lived way out in the vast desert, some 7,000 miles from the nearest city! The nearest small town was probably about 800 miles away. Luke, his aunt and his uncle all knew that they were "wanted" dead or alive for the crime of trading in protocol droids. At very least, they would have been sent up to spend years in some brutal penal colony!!! But they cherished their FREEDOM too much to give it up and accept a pardon from the Emperor. They also knew the dangers of being recognized by the law abiding "idiot Majority!!!" Those are the naieve people who worship the authorities, and would never EVER "question" them!!! Often, they are so "patriotic" that they've become IDIOTIC!!! Emperors just LOVE people like that! Oh how wonderfully "obedient" they are!!! They never take their "blinders" off!!! They always do only what they are SUPPOSED to do!!! And they quickly report any and all suspicious behavior and activities to the proper authorities!!! Yes Sir! Luke, his aunt and his uncle knew all too well that they would quickly get "ratted out" to the so-called "proper authoroties" if anybody recognized them from the wanted bulletins that were nailed to over half the telephone poles on Tattione!!! Those on this blog who are mercilessly bagging on this orgonite gifter while likening him to the "uni-bomber" are the kind of people who go around eying everybody with extreme suspicion. How stupid and OPINIONATED they are!!! It is a very easy transition from patriotic to IDIOTIC! When they see something that they don't understand, they instantly assume the worst, call the authorities, and grab their rifles!!! These mean spirited stupid people would have "jumped the gun" and killed Johnny Appleseed!!! ... and HE was just going around planting APPLE TREES!!!

Lars Faltskog

Response to OrgoneNOTbombs posted at 1:35 am on Fri, May 16, 2014,
Response to 4EKs posted at 10:59 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014:

LMAO I would think that the folks holed up in the Wal-Mart didn't care one iota whether this individual had "orgonite" or a bomb. The result was the same - fear instilled in a populace who were innocently going about their business, and great uncertainty about their and their loved ones' safety.

4EK...Not sure of the origins of reference, but wasn't David Koresh eventually in his path of faith partly of Jewish influence? It has been said that Koresh was loosely considered a "messianic Jew", in that he and his group proclaimed that they had gone back to the "Hebrew Roots" of Christianity. Again, I doubt if any of us can say that one demographic (religion, race) has a toehold on violence or terrorism. A common thread in terrorists is that they use religion (whatever type) to justify their contorted and violent behaviors.

sam dalton

No one even investigated what he was carrying on him! Your all ignorant and instantly point fingers because hes an iranian. The objects he was carrying were earthen gems coated in resin to be used as a passive healing tool. Plenty of people use gems as a way to promote health, most naive americans at least know that i hope.
He was using ORGONE, NOT argon! ORGONE or (a scalar device) is a bunch of different precious gemstones and metals like copper or gold flakes placed into a resin mold, usually a pyramid shape, to create a passive healing aura tool. ITS A COMPLETELY INERT OBJECT!. No one even listened to his side of the story.

You place these orgone/scalar objects along areas of the planet that have high toxicity of EMF frequencies which pollute the area and make people sick without any one know it.

He was setup and thrown in jail and no one cares a bit. PATHETIC, no one knows a blasted thing about what happened and they just shout demeaning comments without understanding WTH this guy has been through, he never hurt any one and only wanted to help healing the area from harmful emf waves.
And now no one can find him, hes probably homeless or dead… :(

ALSO the guy has a YOUTUBE CHANNEL KNOWN AS “CONSTITUTIONLOST”

He has plenty to explain about who he is and what he does. He only wanted to help… And the system purposely took him down because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time and was intentionally setup to look like a criminal. The naive masses don’t know the first thing about how they are slaves to intentionally toxic chem-trail ridden skies and toxic emf polluting Cellphone towers.

Hey had no mask and no knife, the whole story was rigged…

martin madsen

Well, folks! That's the painful life of a Jedi!!! This, sadly, is PRECISELY why orgonite gifters are now largely in hiding. And Texas is not the only state that has done this to orgonite gifters. There is a new "hoax bomb" law!!! This law states that if anybody is caught with a "hoax bomb" in their car or on their person, he or she will be arrested and charged with making terroristic threats!!! A "hoax bomb" has now been classified as anything that contains shrapnel. That, unfortunately, includes metal shavings, machine turnings, bolts, nuts, nails washers or screws! This also includes pebbles, rocks, beads, crystals, or anything else an explosion could send flying through the air!!! Under this knee jerk legislation, even a sack of DIRT ( if dropped on the ground outside a cellphone tower or federal building ) can be regarded as a "hoax bomb" which is technically a valid "terrorist threat!!!" This is why orgonite gifters now do their "gifting" after dark wearing hoodies, ball caps, shades and fake mustaches! Even Don and Carol Croft have gone into hiding. Don Croft is like a three way cross between Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne and Back to The Future's Doc Emmett Brown. He is one brave, aunry, tough minded hombre who can also be eccentric, wild and crazy! He has the kind of bravery that borders on stupid! And even "HE" has seemingly retreated and taken his place somewhere deep within the shadows!!! Most of the online orgonite sellers have moved their operations to countries like Australia, Mexico, the Phillipines, Sweden, or Europe. The YouTube gifter "ConstitutionLost" was just the person that the "powers that be" decided to make an "example" of. And as a result, the orgone gifting movement has pretty been cut all the way back to it's grass-roots!!! If you go onto the website called "The Human Gifting Project", you will notice on the contact page that a good 80 percent of the listed "contacts" have all been removed! Many of them have ALSO gotten into trouble.
There is a nasty piece of legislation called the "National Defense Authorization Act!" ( NDAA ). Under that act, a person can be indefinitely detained without charge or trial!!! It is "unofficial" imprisonment! That is reserved for people who have been deemed "unlawful ( meaning no longer "protected" by the law!!! )enemy combatants!!!" This may be what has happened not only to all those orgonite gifters, but "ConstitutionLost", as well. Now since the mainscream media had declared "ConstitutionLost" a paranoid schizophrenic, he may have been placed in a mental ward. Who knows. And who knows how many other orgonite gifters have been dealt a similar fate!?! We now have to be extremely CAREFUL!!! We can no longer do our "gifting" in the daylight hours. And even then, ball caps, hoodies, and fake mustaches should be worn. Carefully creep in, do your gifting, and carefully creep back out. Hug the walls. pose as a dirty homeless person. A Jedi's life isn't always pretty. And "light sabers" probably won't be invented for 70 to 170 more years. Like a cat, you must quickly creep in and quickly creep out! Look at how the "taggers' operate! Nobody ever SEES them! They blend right into the shadows! That's how we Orgonite gifters ( Etheric Warriors or Jedi ) must operate. And NEVER,.... gift a police station! You're just "asking" for it by doing that. Never gift the inside of a walmart ( that's what got "ConstitutionLost" in so much trouble!!! You can NOT escape the"all-seeing eye" of the surveillance cam inside a walmart!!! They will bust your -----!!! Don't even try it. You WILL be sorry!!! I swear to God, walmart ITSELF is another whole branch of national security!!! Don't even try it. NEVER gift an airport ( that will get you in trouble with more federal agencies than you can count!!! ) even at night. Even BATMAN wouldn't be stupid enough to go "planting" things in an AIRPORT!!! Do not place orgone devices on your dashboard. Remember, if you get caught with this stuff in your car, you may get into trouble. .. BIG trouble. So place your orgone devices under the car seats. Put one up inside the front and rear bumpers of your car. A while back, I was tinkering with the idea of glueing an orgone device to the roof of my car! Perfectly centered, it would have STILL looked pretty "corny." But that, needless to say, is a downright "cringe-worthy" idea!!! If you wear an orgonite pendant, you'll probably be okay. Most folks in law enforcent will think that it is just regular trinket jewelry. That's just what you have to do now if you want to be an orgonite warrior! That's the life of a Jedi. Peace out!

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