The report got a stern rebuke from some well-known vitamin D researchers, who see the increases as woefully inadequate. “This was a big waste of money,” says Hollis. “I agree with their recommendations for the first year of life,” he says, citing the panel's target of 400 IU for infants, a doubling from the previous recommendation. But he was puzzled that this recommendation didn’t extend to the children’s mothers. Despite outweighing infants by ten times or more, he says, women — and men — saw their vitamin D recommended daily intake set at only 600 IU for ages 9 to 70. People over 70 should get 800 IU a day, the panel said.[...]The IOM [Institute of Medicine] panel consisted of 14 scientists who met eight times and reviewed the relevant literature. Hollis openly questioned the composition of the panel. “Anybody who had ever expressed an opinion [on vitamin D] was not allowed anywhere near this committee,” he says.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Posted by nonastronaut at 2:27 PM
Monday, November 29, 2010
Let's just consider what that actually means: in Ireland our homegrown golden circle, the men who walk between the raindrops no matter how bad the economic weather, can privatize their profits and socialize their losses.
Nov 29 (Reuters) - The White House ordered tighter security on Monday to prevent leaks like the release of more than 250,000 State Department cables that have embarrassed the U.S. government and some of its allies.
We're supposed to believe that it never occurred to the US military that some traitor might steal classified information until after "discovering" that Bradley Manning walked out of a secure facility with CDs full of secret files. Now, the major media (controlled by the British empire) is making sure that everyone on the planet gets to see this information, which just conveniently inflames relationships between countries that should be cooperating more than ever to get out of the global economic crisis. Yet the truly explosive summary of the financial crisis cited at the top of this entry, is hardly being parroted by The Financial Crimes, which has been dutifully lapping up every dribble from Assange.
Posted by nonastronaut at 10:46 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
MADRID — After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.[...]Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund.She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself."It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people's well-being, why not do it?" she asked.
At first, I thought that she had obtained ownership of the Sun from the UN to bail her out of her derivatives debts, but it turns out that she used an equally legitimate method: some words on a piece of paper, notarized. If she actually makes a significant amount of money, then the lawyers and the courts will get involved to ensure that it ends up in the "right" pockets. Free trade ahoy.
This is an excellent illustration of the oligarchy's economics-mentality: producing nothing, but simply claiming ownership of something real and demanding payment.
Posted by nonastronaut at 1:14 PM
Posted by nonastronaut at 10:12 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
NOV. 26, (LPAC)—According to several senior U.S. intelligence sources, President Obama is now personally favoring a near term Israeli attack on Iran, if Iran does not strike a binding deal to halt their alleged nuclear weaponization program in the immediate weeks ahead, when P5+1 talks resume. According to one official, speaking off the record, the so-called 90-day extension of the West Bank settlement freeze, negotiated in recent talks between the Obama Administration and the Netanyahu government in Israel, is less about Israel-Palestine peace negotiations, and more about giving Israel the capacity to carry out air strikes against Iranian nuclear sites, including the enrichment facility at Natanz.
When Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee wrapped up a recent visit to Israel with 40 pastors in tow, he sought out the places where Jesus walked, preached and prayed some 2,000 years ago.But there was another meeting on the itinerary that was a must-not-miss event for Hagee and his host: a sit-down with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The fact that Netanyahu—knee-deep in contentious talks with Palestinians over a freeze on Israeli settlement construction—found time to meet Hagee's contingent on November 15 speaks volumes about the ties between Israeli officials and evangelical Christians.
Those who have been following LaRouche's economic reports, and his prediction that the collapse of the system will dictate the timing of an outbreak of more wars, there is no mystery about the sudden eruption of violence between the two Koreas, or about Obama's motive for wanting to invade Iran now, even after the "evidence" of Iran's supposed nuke program has been exposed as a pathetic hoax, and there is evidence that Iran's enrichment program has been interrupted. Nor is it surprising that John Hagee, the main "Christian" Wizard of Oz (perhaps an actual wizard), has recently visited his Nazi buddy in "Israel," probably to fine-tune his "prophecies." If their plans succeed, a lot of his flock are about to become extremely disillusioned, and Hagee will probably be "raptured" to some Satanist enclave for the duration of his reprieve from Hell.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:13 AM
Friday, November 26, 2010
While we have been distracted by other pressing stories, some serious and some frivolous, the situation in Haiti is growing worse with the outbreak of a cholera epidemic.There have been almost 10,000 confirmed cases of the disease, which the country has not seen in 50 years. More than 600 people have died since the outbreak.Health officials fear that cholera will continue to spread rapidly through the encampments across Haiti, including its capital of Port-au-Prince, still home to more than 2.5 million people.The pictures of ill children and the elderly being carried to overcrowded hospitals and clinics are haunting.Overworked aid workers try desperately to treat them for their ailments but unfortunately can do little to treat the conditions that help breed the disease.
It's apparently not a hard choice for Malia and Sasha Obama. President Barack Obama says his 12- and 9-year-old daughters would pick the talking yellow sponge over a talking head any day."They are not watching cable TV," he told ABC News in an interview set to air Friday night. "If they have got an option of watching the news or watching SpongeBob, I think it's pretty clear the choice that they are going to make."The girls can't completely avoid all talk about their father, however. For Malia, he's come up in discussions of current events at school."There are issues of the day that come across the conversation. But I have to say that the school is very good about handling it," Michelle Obama said in the joint interview with her husband. "People are very considerate." [For example, they don't tell Obama's daughters that he could have prevented the cholera epidemic in Haiti, but that he let it happen.][...]The family prays every night before dinner and Obama said it's interesting to hear what his daughters pray for."They'll talk about family and thanking God for blessing us, but they'll always add a little twist: 'I hope we have a great Thanksgiving, I can't wait to see the cousins.' They used to pray for a dog, until we got a dog," Obama said."But in the end we always say, 'We hope we live long and strong,'" Michelle Obama added."Long and strong," the president echoed.
But they never pray for the Haitian people - they're not worth it.
Posted by nonastronaut at 6:59 PM
The avoidable catastrophe that is the cholera epidemic in Haiti, is about to get much worse, because the international community, led first and foremost by the United States, has stood by and done next to nothing since Port au Prince was devastated by an earthquake, last Jan. 12. UN officials in Haiti now project that the epidemic could hit 400,000 people. "This projection is a wake-up call," Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said on Tuesday in the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to a UN release.
Actually, Ms. Amos, you evidently had your phone off for the last 9 months, because LaRouche started making those calls almost immediately after the quake. For example, here's one from about a month after the quake:
Lyndon LaRouche issued an urgent call for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work with the Haitian government to help relocate up to a million Haitians, now homeless and living amid the rubble of shattered Port-au-Prince in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed some 300,000 Haitians.The immediate emergency, LaRouche noted, is that the rainy season is upon us, and under current conditions, Port-au-Prince within a month or two will be subjected to floods, hit by mudslides, and become inundated in deadly sewage from the 1.5 million people who are now homeless and destitute in that city. These people have been forced to live in the streets and slums under ramshackle pieces of plastic, and amid human excrement that is not being removed—because there is no ability to do so, nor even a place to take it.Even before the earthquake, Haiti—long the victim of the globalization and free trade policies of London-centered financial predators—did not have a single sewage treatment plant.If we do not act, LaRouche stressed, Haiti will soon face conditions in which dengue, cholera, malaria, typhoid and other epidemics will spread, with devastating consequences. Haiti is the image of what awaits all of humanity under the current, bankrupt British-imperial international financial system: it is the face of the New Dark Age. We must stop it in Haiti, if we are to have the moral fitness to survive on this planet.
from LaRouche Calls for Emergency Measures to Relocate a Million Haitians Before the Rainy Season Hits
Obama was informed of this need at the time, but decided not to do anything. Even now that Haitians are dying in droves, he hasn't even said anything.
How many people have to die before Vice President Biden admits that the President is stupid, insane, or both? How many deaths does he want on his conscience?
Posted by nonastronaut at 10:04 AM
Thursday, November 25, 2010
How does Obama reconcile his "greatness" with the fact that Sarah Palin, who can confuse North Korea with South Korea, is being considered as the Republican nominee for 2012? Perhaps it's a clue that the US will no longer exist by the time 2012 rolls around, if this British puppet is left in office.
Posted by nonastronaut at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Revision - Added recommendation to consult with your doctor before combining Vit K with blood-thinning drugs. This is very important - not doing so could be fatal.
I was under the wrong impression about the effects of blood thinners on Vit K. Instead of blocking the action of Vit K, they prevent the body from making it:
The commonly used anticoagulant drug coumadin interferes with the metabolism and function of Vitamin K by inhibiting the enzymes needed to produce Vitamin K This drug can produce excessive bleeding and does produce progressive widespread calcification of arteries and the aorta.
I've read that there are benefits to taking Vit K along with blood thinners, but your doctor needs to be in the loop on this decision.
The main decision, I think, is whether to use blood-thinning drugs, such as aspirin, in the first place. If you're healthy, it seems that natural substances which tend to prevent platelet aggregation, such as garlic and fish oil, should be sufficient. If you Google "aspirin daily," you'll find several articles by medical authorities which discourage aspirin daily, without even mentioning its effect on vitamin K other than the major initial effect of destroying it - excess bleeding.
Posted by nonastronaut at 10:08 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Evidence is building that the benefits for many healthy middle-aged and older people “far outweigh” the side effects, according a panel of experts speaking at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Sulfa and aspirin both destroy vitamin K so, if you take aspirin on a regular basis, it could help explain why you bruise so easily.
Actually, evidence is accumulating that Vit K is very important to our cardiovascular health, and naturally along would come some Royal expert to tell us to destroy it and thus hasten the calcification of our arteries to help Prince Philip reduce his human herd to more manageable numbers. (Blood thinners in general destroy Vit K.) If you must take aspirin, experts recommend taking enough Vit K to compensate, although I haven't seen any formula to determine how much to take. Although I don't think there's any harm in taking too much Vit K, it isn't cheap. The best value I've found so far is Super K by Life Extension Foundation, which is widely available online.
Revision: added text in parentheses.
Posted by nonastronaut at 11:13 PM
Hoh describes the current use of US Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan as a "tremendous waste of resources," saying, "They are the best strike forces the world’s ever known. They’re very well trained, very well equipped, have a tremendous amount of support, and we’ve got them in Afghanistan chasing after mid-level Taliban leaders who are not threatening the United States, who are only fighting us really because we’re in their valley."
I predict that the war will end when civilization is destroyed through economic collapse.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:53 PM
Also, an updated NIE on Iran’s nuclear program, completed earlier this year, is dead in its tracks, apparently because anti-Iran hawks inside the Obama administration are afraid it will leak. It is said to repeat pretty much the conclusions of the NIE from 2007 [that Iran isn't working on nukes].There are other ominous signs. The new Director of National Intelligence, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, is a subscriber to the Tenet school of malleability.
from Us Intelligence Thwarted Attack on Iran by Ray McGovern
The article also includes a spooky quote (which I'm surprised made it into print) from Bush's recent book in which Bush wondered how he could justify attacking Iran after the intelligence community had concluded that Iran had no nuke program! How about "fulfilling prophecy?" This fact needs to be broadcast far and wide (since I doubt that many will read Bush's book and I know that the MSM won't bring it up), because it exposes the existence of an ulterior motive for attacking Iran.
Revised - see notesNumerous sources have reported that former Sen. Alan Simpson, whom Obama appointed co-chairman of the Deficit Commission, made these remarks in a Nov. 19 breakfast roundtable conversation with Christian Science Monitor reporters:"I can't wait for the bloodbath in April.... When debt limit time comes, they're going to look around and say, 'What in the hell do we do now?' We've got guys who will not approve the debt limit extension unless we give 'em a piece of meat, real meat, meaning spending cuts. And boy, the bloodbath will be extraordinary!"
I had become increasingly interested for many years, beginning with my research into the American Revolution, as to why England seemed to be the source of such evil. This is not only on the level of geopolitics and the unbelievable savagery that the British Empire carried out in its usury and slavery, but also on the level of culture. The British creation of Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, leading to the outright Satanism of Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, Aleister Crowley, etc. underscores the motivation that created the British Empire. As you look deeper, there is no doubt that the New Age issued from England. ["The New Age" (88) is the Age of Satan, proclaimed by "Jack the Ripper," i.e. The Golden Dawn (>33 99), in 1888.] This includes emphatically the creation of the Jacobins at the hands of Lord Shelburne and the creation of communism--with its twin evil, fascism--at the British Foreign Office by Lord Palmerston and in his collaboration with Giuseppe Mazzini.The stated goal of the New Age is the destruction of monotheistic religion and a return to outright paganism [not actual paganism, but a counterfeit paganism to cover for Satanism]. FREEMASONRY IS THE INSTRUMENT CREATED TO CARRY OUT THIS RETURN TO PAGANISM. It is the Venetian takeover of England and its creation of Freemasonry that is our subject today.
According to Wikipedia's entry on Alan Simpson, he is a 33rd degree Freemason. I took a hard look at Freemasonry years ago, and concluded that it's essentially a front for British Intelligence and its subsidiary, organized Satanism (Crowley spent some time in the US during WWII, organizing Satanism here "on the ground" to complement the British takeover of our intelligence services), the teachings of which consist of a conglomeration of oblique hints regarding ancient religions and occult teachings (such as the Venetian counterfeit version of Rosicrucianism, the original of which was a true Mystery teaching for the Middle Ages). This is also the general idea behind the typical British-spawned pop-"occult" group such as Wicca and the Golden Dawn (the prototype of such "magical orders" - Freemasonry doesn't have the "magical" flavor, but rather an "ancient wisdom" flavor). These "teachings" are also intended as a form of Satanic abuse, by inducing suckers to embark on a never-ending quest to unravel all of the conflicting clues and arrive at "the truth." (These suckers, studying their literature, attending meetings, and performing good works, themselves serve as a smokescreen in addition to the smokescreen of the inpenetrable teachings. Behind these facades, those for whom freemasonry was created carry out their intrigues.) The freemasonic "bible," Morals and Dogma (which I just realized is one of those strange phrases intended to be understood by converting it to its numerical equivalent, which is 137>11, the number of black magic), was written by Albert Pike (>58 41>99>9x11), whom EIR history editor Anton Chaitkin exposed in Treason in America as a Satanist who would hold drunken orgies lasting for days in the woods, a sort of Bohemian Grove experience on steroids. Such "Hellfire Club" orgiastic experiences ARE the outermost circles of Satanism, and they've been around for a very long time, although hidden until modern times. (The movie Eyes Wide Shut was a hint of this.) They're the outermost circles of a vortex intended to suck people into SRA and demonic possession, the chief characteristic of which is a lust for killing, and not necessarily directly although as we've seen in the case of "enhanced interrogation," a little "hands on" torturing and killing are involved in becoming a "wizard." The Catholic Church seems to be intent on concealing the true nature of Satanism and possession, perhaps because they don't think their flock can handle the truth, or perhaps because the Jesuits, a Venetian implant in the Church, have a vested interest in keeping it hidden.
Pike's system just happens to include 33 degrees, where 33 can be converted into 6, or 3 and 11 - all "sacred" Satanic numbers. Of course, Satanist Pike was a 33rd degree, and I've read that this degree is confered on certain people who haven't worked their way up the ladder.
I took a look at Simpson's biography on Wikipedia, and found that he has an odd middle name, Kooi, the letters of which convert to 11 15 15 9, i.e. 11 6 6 9, i.e. 11 666. I also noted that he has been associated with a few of the most evil people on the planet, such as Dark Dick and his master Lynne, whose specialty is unleashing Hell on Earth.
This drooling, knuckle-dragging creature Simpson is death incarnate, and it is fitting that the narcissist/alien Obama chose him to head his lying commission of budget-axe-murderers. He, like Obama, has no place in an American government, especially at the highest level.
Revision, 11/24/10: Added statement to the effect that inducing Freemasons to work through a maze of hints for no good reason is a form of SRA.
Posted by nonastronaut at 11:17 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
"Hi - I'm from London, and I'm here to balance your books."
Asked in an interview on Bloomberg Television whether an aid package for Ireland from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund could be the last bailout needed, Geithner said: "I think that is absolutely possible.""It is within the capacity of the Irish Government and the European authorities to achieve, and I believe they will achieve that because this government, Ireland, has demonstrated that they are willing to do some very, very difficult, very, very hard things to dig their way out of this mess," he said.
The lie: that sucking the life out of the economy to pay the gambling debts of the masters of the universe will balance the books and revive the physical economy. In fact, it will destroy the economy, making it impossible to continue to make extortion payments, so that the gambling debts will never get paid, and society will be reduced to Hell on Earth. In other words, they're just pretending to want to balance the books, when what they really want to do is kill us off. That's Geithner's way of "digging us out of this mess."
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:45 AM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
(Reuters) - S&P 500 stock index futures rose at the start of trade on Sunday after the EU and IMF agreed help to bail out Ireland with loans to tackle the country's banking and budget crisis.
[Translation: the markets anticipated another tsunami of credit issued by the ECB and the IMF to Ireland so that Ireland can turn around and give it to the Inter Alpha (>66 38>66 11) banks, and repay the loans with the lives of its citizens. The oligarchy considers this to be a good investment in the destruction of civilization.]
Nervousness about Ireland and the possibility it could lead to bigger problems in the euro zone has weighed on stocks in recent weeks. The resolution of a rescue should lead to short-term gains, analysts said.
[Stocks have been collapsing because the physical economy is collapsing. Some of the credit issued to cover bankers' gambling IOUs will be plowed into the stock market to prevent the cattle from getting spooked.]
Ireland, facing widespread public anger over its handling of the crisis, formally requested the aid on Sunday evening. The rescue is aimed at protecting Europe's wider financial stability.
[No amount of "rescues" can fill the black hole of derivatives debt without obliterating the global economy and starting a dark age, which is self-stabilizing, like a cemetery.]
"Investors will like it," said Richard Sichel, chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "But it doesn't make other problems go away, there will still be concerns out there."
[Those who won their bets but which haven't been paid off yet are of course happy that they can now go out and get that bunker they'll need in the near future if all of their fellow bet-winners are paid off. But that doesn't mean that the bankers' henchmen won't force us to continue to pay losers' debts, and there are still many, many more that haven't been paid yet.]
It is still widely feared that Ireland's problems might spread to other members of the euro zone with large budget deficits, such as Spain and Portugal, threatening a systemic crisis.
[We're looking forward to killing you.]
"I don't think markets in general are expecting the issue around not just Ireland, but the euro zone, to go away," said Peter Kenny, managing director at Knight Capital Group in Jersey City, New Jersey.
[We made sure that you'll never be able to fill the hole.]
The major stock indexes finished little changed on Friday after China's central bank raised bank reserve requirements for the second time in two weeks, stepping up its fight to rein in prices in a move that could temper growth.
[China's not cooperating. We have ways to deal with them.]
The S&P 500 settled just below 1,200 -- an important psychological level -- and analysts said if the benchmark index fails to break above that mark convincingly, it could trade in a tight range for the rest of the year.
[We will continue to manipulate this meaningless number to give the masses whatever impression we want to give at any given moment, but mainly that Obama is brilliant.]
Posted by nonastronaut at 8:19 PM
The headline of the article Irish seek aid as Europe tries to ensure stability is a monstrous lie. Would it stabilize your household "economy" to forgo basic necessities to bail out a gambling drunkard? Of course not, and that's mild by comparison to the effect of bailing out bankers' bad bets on a scale of hundreds of trillions of dollars. There is no way to pay them off without destroying the economy, and that's precisely what they intend to do: They'll demand more and more blood until we're dead, and they'll always have some "authoritative" excuse for doing so - just like their "absolutely necessary wars." Tell those sellouts in Congress that it's Glass-Steagall or die.
Posted by nonastronaut at 5:00 PM
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, echoing another former French national and now one-world fascist, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet called on Europeans to surrender their last shards of sovereignty to the European Commission and the ECB.Speaking at an ECB-sponsored conference in Frankfurt, Strauss-Kahn charged that "Inadequate governance in the euro area" has made the current crisis worse. Because the interests of nations is getting in the way of making what he calls the "necessary" decisions, he calls on the "center, "i.e., the supranational European Commission and the ECB, to seize power....
Where have you guys been all along? Oh, that's right - you've been busy creating the houses of cards that you're now telling us are the basis of the economy, and which must be saved even if it requires killing everyone but yourselves.
When Le Monde then asks specifically if the EFSF will be in a position to raise enough capital, Regling answers: "We're confident we will raise the required capital from institutional investors, central banks and sovereign funds, in Asia in particular."
"We gotta get our mitts on it before they do something wasteful such as build nuclear power plants and maglev rail systems. It's much better spent on destroying civilization - our specialty."
Posted by nonastronaut at 2:39 PM
I've revised Aleister Crowley: Just another diabolical British agent, as follows:
A) Removed the erroneous claim that Ishtar's rank is 30 (it's 15)
B) Added images to show that the winged lion of Venice is a symbol of the Cult of Isis, and revised the text accordingly.
Posted by nonastronaut at 12:21 PM
Saturday, November 20, 2010
"Hey there, killer!"
Now, more than 1,000 Haitians have died and cholera experts expect the disease to persist there for months or years. They won’t be quoted saying so, but some of these experts concede that the Nepalese soldiers are the most likely suspects. Nepal had an outbreak in August, from the strain that is now in Haiti.[...]Experts are divided over whether cholera will now spread throughout the Dominican Republic, which shares Hispaniola with Haiti. Dr. David M. Olson, a medical adviser to Doctors Without Borders, called that “pretty likely.” Dr. Dowell of the C.D.C. said he thought that the republic has “good enough water and sanitation to keep it from taking hold.”All agreed that the United States is not at risk, because most Americans have flush toilets and chlorinated tap water. Although one person who traveled to Haiti fell ill and was hospitalized last week in Florida, state health authorities said the germ had spread to no one else.No other Caribbean country is as vulnerable as Haiti, where more than a million people now live in tent camps and rainfall leaves them wading through a deadly brew of mud and feces.[...]None of that has to happen, insisted Dr. Fred Gerber, Haiti director for Project Hope, which has brought a team of cholera experts from Bangladesh to coach Haitian doctors.... THE KEY, HE SAID, IS TEACHING PEOPLE TO AVOID UNTREATED WATER, and to start rehydration at the first sign of diarrhea. “It’s the people who wait too long that end up dying,” he said.
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti is facing an "unusual" cholera epidemic that could be more severe than figures suggest, according to a French cholera expert who is advising Haitian health authorities.And determining who is to blame for bringing the disease here won't help solve the crisis, he added.The outbreak, which threatens to overwhelm Haiti as it struggles to recover from January's cataclysmic earthquake, has left nearly 1,200 dead and prompted riots in several cities including the capital as citizens accuse the United Nations of importing the cholera.Chevallier said that after meeting Friday with Haiti's health minister, it became clear vaccinating Haiti's 10 million people was not feasible."It would take months to get results and would delay the public health response," he said.A more important priority was "securing potable water points in areas where there is fecal matter."
Obama: What do you call 300,000 dead Haitians?
Biden: I give up.
Obama: A good start!
Biden: [Laughs] You're brilliant!
Posted by nonastronaut at 3:03 PM
Rep. Maxine Waters held a mega-hearing today, of 16 witnesses, on three panels before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, but missed the mark entirely, by focusing on how to make improvements in mortgage modifications, instead of acting on the reality that it's 'Glass Steagall, do or die.'
I figured that Waters' encouraging noises which she made during the campaign (see Maxine Waters Demands U.S. Action to Help Haiti ) were just intended to get some votes. Perhaps her prosecution on supposed ethics charges were dropped because she became "ethical," i.e. obedient to the Great and Powerful Ozama, the Royal Poodle, who according to Biden is "so brilliant" - well, as long as he has a teleprompter to remind him of his brilliance.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:55 AM
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I've added a post to my health-related blog on the importance of obtaining sufficient potassium for cardiovascular health, and on an affordable and (supposedly) palatable form of potassium. It also suggests a source of potassium bicarbonate.
Posted by nonastronaut at 6:38 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
All of the Chicken Littles trying to turn ignorance regarding radiation into a Thanksgiving travel rush from Hell are basing their assumptions on the so-called no-threshold theory of radiation's biological effects. However, there is evidence that low levels of radiation actually improve health. For example, see Chronic Radiation Is Beneficial to Human Beings.
Again, I propose a special airline for those who don't want to undergo inspections. Let's see whether these superstitious fools would feel safer flying on a plane full of uninspected people. The notion that a dose of radiation equal to a small fraction of the cosmic radiation received at altitude is going to significantly shorten your life, or that someone is going to get a copy of these images, post them to the internet, and prove that a particular one belongs to a particular individual, is just a little too absurd to be a basis for a decision on national security policy. I find it interesting that much of this hysteria emanates from the lunatic fringe of the right wing, who typically do slime jobs for the British empire. Perhaps the empire that runs global terrorism doesn't like us actually doing something that interferes.
Posted by nonastronaut at 10:22 PM
In case there's anyone who still doubts that "the establishment" is the British empire, it just provided a blatant clue by giving so much coverage to Prince William's engagement. What makes this wedding so much more important to the media than any other royal or celebrity wedding, or even the recent wedding of Barack Obama and Ayn Rand Paul?
Posted by nonastronaut at 8:01 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A House panel on Tuesday found Representative Charles B. Rangel guilty of 11 counts of ethical violations, ruling that his failure to pay some taxes, improper solicitation of charitable donations and failure to accurately report his personal income had brought dishonor on the House.
Oh, that's rich, coming from members of a Congress that's sitting by and letting civilization collapse. Did the Great Ozama promise them a bunker in New Mexico, in the same vicinity as Rumsfeld's, for this putrid display of sanctimony? By the way, did you notice Ozama's subtle dig at Rangel by arranging to have him convicted on the same day he awarded a Medal of Honor to Sgt. Salvatore Giunta?
Posted by nonastronaut at 6:12 PM
Those who want a peek under Rand Paul's cheesy rug couldn't do much better than read Will Ayn Rand Disciple Greenspan Repudiate Genocidalist Brook? The following passages provide the gist of the article, although it's all good and it's not very long:
Ayn Rand, born of an aristocratic family in St. Petersburg in 1905, fled Lenin’s Russia in 1926 at age 21, and landed in Hollywood as a script reader for Cecil B. DeMille. For the next 25 years, she read, and then wrote, Hollywood and Broadway scripts for RKO, MGM, and Warner Brothers, all based on an infantile abreaction to communism, in which her heroes glorified their selfish desires as the triumph of the individual. Her fame is based heavily on a series of four novels, which glorify the destructive, anarchic individual, and which have been used to create a cult around her person.Rand’s 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged presents a detailed blueprint for slowly and silently tearing down the industrial plant and infrastructure of the United States, in favor of a “post-industrial” society. The railroads must be ripped up, she wrote, and every machine made to fail. “Plane crashes, oil tank explosions, blast-furnace break-outs, high-tension wire electrocutions, subway cave-ins” were to be carefully engineered over a period of decades. Finally, “when we would see the lights of New York go out, we would know that our job was done.”So ready were Rand’s disciples to tear everything down, that even Wall Street free-marketeers were alarmed. “It became evident to me that they were a cult,” former Barron’s editor Robert Bleiberg told Worth magazine in 1995.[...]Rand made of this what she called a philosophy, a straight plagiarization of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, in which man is just another animal, a creature of pleasure or pain. Thus, his “moral” duty is to seek his personal pleasure without regard for society, leading Rand to write such tracts as The Virtue of Selfishness. St. Paul’s credo of agapic love of humanity was the dirtiest of lies, she wrote.“A is A. . . . Facts are facts,” she repeated after Aristotle, “and the only task of man’s consciousness is to perceive reality, not to create or invent it.” [Although her novels' heroes are highly inventive - but then, they're self-created gods, not humans.] Man merely receives sensory perceptions from the “objective” outside world, as do the other animals. “Reason” Rand defined as merely “the faculty that identifies and integrates the material provided by man’s senses.” Man has no immortal soul and creates no abstract ideas, Rand taught, so her followers are ardent atheists. Man only learns to better process the incoming sensory data packets of sight, hearing, and smell, like some flesh and blood computer, which information is used to better satisfy his “self- interest”—his desire for food, sex, and power. This outlook Rand dubbed “Objectivism.”[...]Ayn Rand’s Assault on the General WelfareFrom early on in her career, Rand was promoted by the same financier networks that had opposed Roosevelt and the principles of the New Deal. By showering her with media coverage, and through the popularization of her novel, “The Fountainhead,” she became a principal “intellectual” spokesperson for the idea that the New Deal and its support of the principle of the General Welfare had created a “collectivist,” “statist” society, akin to Marxist communism and Hitler or Mussolini’s fascism. The new “welfare state,” she argued, sapped the real power of the American economy, the selfishness of the greedy individualist, which, she lied, was the root of all progress. What she called American industrial capitalism was based on this, which “liberals” led by FDR were hell bent on destroying.
Posted by nonastronaut at 8:46 AM
Monday, November 15, 2010
Haiti's cholera toll has risen above 900, including dozens of deaths in the teeming capital, as the epidemic shows no sign of abating just two weeks before the presidential election.
Afterwards, Leclerc was replaced by Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de Rochambeau. Rochambeau wrote to Napoleon that, to reclaim Saint-Domingue, France must 'declare the negroes slaves, and destroy at least 30,000 negroes and negresses.' In his desperation, he turned to increasingly wanton acts of brutality; the French burned alive, hanged, drowned, and tortured black prisoners, reviving such practices as burying blacks in piles of insects and boiling them in cauldrons of molasses.[...]On January 1, 1804 Dessalines then declared independence, reclaiming the indigenous Taíno name of Haiti ("Land of Mountains") for the new nation. Most of the remaining French colonists fled ahead of the defeated French army, many migrating to Louisiana or Cuba. Unlike Toussaint, Dessalines showed little equanimity with regard to the whites. In a final act of retribution, the remaining French were slaughtered by Haitian military forces. Some 2,000 Frenchmen were massacred at Cap-Français, 900 in Port-au-Prince, and 400 at Jérémie. He issued a proclamation declaring, "we have repaid these cannibals, war for war, crime for crime, outrage for outrage."[...]Despite the Haitian victory, France refused to recognize the newly independent country's sovereignty until 1825, in exchange for 150 million gold francs. This fee, demanded as retribution for the "lost property,"—slaves, land, equipment etc.—of the former colonialists, was later reduced to 90 million. Haiti agreed to pay the price to lift a crippling embargo imposed by France, Britain, and the United States—but to do so, the Haitian government had to take out high interest loans. The debt was not repaid in full until 1947.
Gee, they had Satanists back then, in France! As usual, they perpetrated their advanced SRA in a war zone in some weak country inhabited by people of color. In this case, however, the Haitians annihilated them with little concern for their own safety. For that, there is no forgiveness from the oligarchy, and they are now getting their revenge with the complicity of their Uncle Tom, Obama, who was warned of the consequences of not restoring Haiti's basic infrastructure, and refused to allow the US to restore it. As of today, about 950 people have died of cholera due to Obama's refusal, and he hasn't said a thing about it. Even if it were a mistake, he, the Great Ozama, would never admit it. But it wasn't a mistake. He murdered those men, women and children, and he's working on killing us. Because the solutions which would allow us to avoid such currently unimaginable horrors don't come from the mouth of the great and powerful Ozama, or the boob tube, then we aren't allowed to use them in the land of the free. The Great Ozama has spoken, and that's that. Too bad our lives aren't worth living either.
Posted by nonastronaut at 11:50 AM
Bernanke's counterpart in the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, was interviewed on November 15, 2010, and had the following to say, among other things:
With regard to the G20, I took note of the communiqué stating that risks remain for the global economy and that there is a need for extreme vigilance. [Be ready for more bailouts.] I share this view entirely with the Heads of State and Government. Four further conclusions are particularly important to my mind. First, a commitment to pursue macroeconomic policies aimed at ensuring sustainable growth [windmills and mass graves], including rigorous fiscal measures [no spending on actual recovery measures such as NAWAPA] in countries where these are necessary [those uppity people who think they're free]. Second, the need to implement ambitious structural reforms to foster growth and employment. [Concentration camps.] Third, the approval of the banking supervision reforms prepared by the Basel Committee. ["Concessions" for continued bailouts.] And fourth, a commitment to enhance the flexibility of the exchange rates of certain currencies which are not sufficiently flexible. [Force China to let the Yuan rise relative to the dollar.][...]Governance today is still founded on the notion of sovereign states in a “Westphalian” world, which does not correspond to the new governance needs of an integrated global economy. [The Peace of Westphalia put an end to about a century of Venice-manipulated "religious" war - the true motive for the Protestant "Reformation" which gave us such lunacies as the notion of salvation by grace, i.e. the notion that even Satanists can go to Heaven because Jesus loves us so much and has super-powerful magic. One effect, probably intended, has been to encourage evil.] The big challenge right now is to speed up the move to a system of global governance that fits the new world that we have created over time [Hell on Earth], in particular over the past 20 years following the collapse of the Soviet empire and the conversion of large emerging countries to the market economy.
Not one word about financing infrastructure, intellectual advances, culture, or production. This is precisely why the Founders declared independence. The roots of our government were based on the concept of a national banking system that serves the general welfare, not the "gods" of the feudal aristocracy who despite all the advances in the last few hundred years which have left them in the dust (despite their constant attempts to dumb us down), still refuse to admit that mankind in general is capable of running the world without them. Friedrich von Hayek, a pathetic intellectual whore for the ancient feudal aristocracy and Ayn Rand Paul's inspiration, considered it to be a misuse of our supposed limited intellectual capacities to design our own societies. Rather, we should keep our noses to the grindstone and let society design itself (i.e. let Adam Smith's "invisible hand" - the financial oligarchy - dictate the macroeconomic order). This is the old "human action, not human design" garbage from which Von Mises derived the title of his "magnum opus," Human Action.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:56 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
My three posts regarding Obama's psyche were based on erroneous concepts about narcissism, so I removed them. Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. has one of the more coherent theories about narcissism that I've seen. LPAC has posted an interview with Dr. Vaknin on the subject of Obama's narcissism, and why it is so dangerous to civilization.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
In the Haitian city of Gonaives, freshly dug pits at the back of the main cemetery are filling up with dozens of victims. In the capital, Port-au-Prince, hospitals are fast becoming emergency clinics. And in remote villages across much of the country, no one knows how many are dying."Un pil moun" is all anyone can say. "A lot of people."
As of March 12, the two-month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the refusal of President Obama to conduct large-scale relocation to safe ground, for the 1.3 million people in the greater Port-au-Prince quake zone — now facing the coming rainy season's floods and disease — constitutes a death sentence for hundreds of thousands. Obama must be impeached or resign.
from Two Months After Haiti Quake: Obama Refuses To Relocate The Vulnerable; Invites Mass Death (March 14, 2010 • 12:01AM)
Meanwhile, the blood of Haitians is also getting all over the Cabinet, which refuses to remove this homicidal nut from the Presidency.
Posted by nonastronaut at 5:11 PM
Friday, November 12, 2010
(Reuters) - Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive.
If the scanners are abandoned, after probably hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on them, and an airliner gets blown out of the sky, these same morons will of course blame the government for not doing something. They evidently think that the manufacturers have no family or friends who would be scanned by their scanners, and that they have no knowledge of the effects of radiation (after radiation has been studied for over 50 years) and no concern for public safety. They also apparently believe that none of the organizations that tested the scanners have any expertise. Instead, they trust some disinformation agent with a big mouth who expresses an alarmist opinion without a basis in reality, in order to unleash chaos. Maybe there should be a airline devoted to people who refuse to be inspected (Rabbit Foot Express: no inspections - just good luck charms), and it could serve as an example of why we have inspections.
In an age when powerful bombs can come in small packages (and sometimes under them), these scanners are a good solution. The manufacturers just have to do a better job of convincing the public that they're safe.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:25 PM
LPAC has published a video made at a "Democratic party" meeting in Houston, with a few LPAC members in attendance, including Kesha Rogers, a political novice who had just run a campaign, without any help from the party, that made all of the other candidates look sick, and got 30% of the vote in a heavily Republican district. Not one coherent thought was expressed on the video except for those expressed by the LPAC members. I gather that they were thrown off balance by the existence of a video camera at their supposed open meeting, meaning that they probably couldn't discuss what they really intended to discuss, which was probably to pass along orders from some oligarchical agent. When the LPAC members expressed coherent political thoughts, everyone else knew that didn't belong, and they were ejected by a few likely witches schooled in the art of slimy tactics and confident of the support of organized Satanism, of which Houston is a hotbed, and which recognizes LaRouche as their mortal enemy. All they needed was their Nazi Brownshirt uniforms to make the scene complete. The video should be a hit if there's another election, and Kesha Rogers can expose the political coven that won't support her; or not expose them, for the right price.
Posted by nonastronaut at 7:48 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic has climbed to 800, an American medical expert said Thursday. The expert, Ezra Barzilay, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the health emergency created by the epidemic was worsening. “As of Nov. 8, we had about 640 deaths,” he told a medical conference in Biloxi, Miss., by phone from Haiti. “Today we are at 800.” Dr. Barzilay also expressed concern about the risk of transmission to the United States and other countries.
What a pity that the great and powerful Ozama doesn't feel like helping them. I wonder if he keeps track of the number of people he's killed, as a means of feeling powerful.
Posted by nonastronaut at 11:56 PM
In 1947, the same wealthy oligarchical families that had financed and steered the world-wide fascist-Synarchist movement from 1921-45, decided to relaunch that Nazi movement at a meeting in Mont Pelerin, off Lake Geneva in Switzerland. A few oligarchs and some trusted ideologues, like the fascist proponent of shock therapy, Friedrich von Hayek, and Milton Friedman, created the Mont Pelerin Society for that purpose. Special objects of hatred were President Roosevelt's Bretton Woods monetary system, and the Social Security system in the United States. The secretive Mont Pelerin Society decided to create, cookie-cutter style, a series of public entities ... including ... the Cato Institute.
A common thread through Obama's brief reign is his use of "economists" who advocate economic "shock therapy." Lawrence Summers, who bugged out when the media was spreading an especially widespread rumor about economic recovery, is notorious for imposing "shock therapy" upon certain states of the former USSR. Now Obama has concocted a "bipartisan deficit commission" (to give the impression that it's objective) which is trying to impose other forms of "shock therapy" upon the US, similar to those which Hitler's finance minister Hjalmar Schacht imposed on Germany, culminating in death camps. If you want to see how these are all tentacles of a single organization run directly by the most evil relics of the ancient feudal oligarchy, which is reaching as if from out of a grave, to pull us in with them, I recommend the above linked article. As you can tell from the date of the article (2005), these undead creatures will never stop unless we hit them with a silver bullet known as Glass-Steagal.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:00 PM
Patents suffered and died unnecessarily during a disaster in hospital care because NHS bosses and watchdogs failed to step in, according to the chairman of the public inquiry into the scandal.Robert Francis QC said inaction and a failure of the NHS system of monitoring care contributed to events at Stafford hospital, where between 400 and 1,200 patients are estimated to have died between 2005 and 2009 as a result of "appalling" standards of treatment.In March, Francis's first inquiry – and the fourth overall – painted a picture of a hospital where substandard care meant patients endured "unimaginable" distress and suffering and were left "sobbing and humiliated" by staff.The latest inquiry, ordered by Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, will look into why serious lapses of clinical standards were allowed to persist.
For "failures," substitute "Satanists" and you'll know all you need to know about yet another simulation of Hell sponsored by the British government to refine the HMO/T4 system.
Posted by nonastronaut at 11:38 AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WASHINGTON — The chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission on Wednesday outlined stark recommendations they say are necessary to secure the nation's fiscal standing, including reforms of the tax code and entitlement programs that would likely spark opposition from lawmakers and interest groups.Anticipating resistance, the draft proposal from Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson acknowledges that the suggestions are "painful," but warns that "there's no easy way out.""America cannot be great if we go broke," the 50-page plan says in a statement of principles. "Our economy will not grow and our country will not be able to compete without a plan to get this crushing debt burden off our back."
Glass-Steagal, you Schachtian bankers' puppets.
Posted by nonastronaut at 3:57 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
WASHINGTON — Central Intelligence Agency officials will not face criminal charges for the destruction of dozens of videotapes depicting the brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
One possibility is that they didn't want anyone to see that their so-called "interrogations" had nothing to do with actual interrogation.
Posted by nonastronaut at 6:02 PM
In an ABC interview with Cristiane Amanpour yesterday, Rand Paul recommended Cato Institute Tax Policy Studies director Christopher Edwards's book, Downsizing Government, for a detailed list of what government programs could and should be cut. Edwards summarized those proposals in testimony before President Obama's Deficit Commission last June 30, and since the Nov. 2 election, he's gone hogwild on his Cato "Downsizing Government" blog, giving instructions to GOP and other "fiscal reformers" of what must be axed. "The election ended the debate over whether to cut federal spending, but the debate about cutting particular programs has just begun," he claims.Chris Edwards's proposals are not original. They are churned out of the Austrian School's standard Mont Pelerin recipe book TO PUT THE WORLD, AS FOUNDER FRIEDRICH VON HAYEK SO BRAZENLY PUT IT, BACK ON "THE ROAD TO SERFDOM," back to the Middle Ages, when no modern state interfered with how the oligarchs handled their serfs.
The gurus of Rand Paul, and likewise of his father, Ron Paul, are the Austrian School (or, Austrian Stool) of his idol, Mickey von Mouse and his friends. Refer here to a 1995 presentation by Jeff Steinberg, titled "The Legacy of Friedrich von Hayek: Fascism Didn't Die with Hitler." As you will read there, the Austrian School was founded by Carl Menger (1840-1921), a court retainer both of the degenerate Habsburgs, and also of the only known royal house which exceeded the Habsburgs in degeneracy: the Wittelsbach royal house of Bavaria and Schwanstein castle, correctly the target of some of Heinrich Heine's funniest poems.The whole purpose of the school from the beginning, was to target for destruction the American System of political economy, which had been brought to Germany by Bismarck against the bitter opposition of those two degenerate monarchies. THE TACTIC WAS A SIMPLE ONE, THE SAME IN USE TODAY: TO FALSELY IDENTIFY THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND FRIEDRICH LIST (THE LATTER A SPECIAL HATE OBJECT), WITH THE SOCIALISM OF SAINT-SIMON, HEGEL AND KARL MARX. Once the British and their Habsburg satellites turned against Hitler, the equation was extended to equate the American System with "fascism" as well as "communism," as in Friedrich von Hayek's book, The Road to Serfdom, which Rand Paul periodically, worshipfully rereads.
Rand Paul is no hero - he's just a more radical oligarchical whore, a big liar, a traitor to the United States and a soon-to-be perjurer upon taking his oath of office.
Posted by nonastronaut at 7:13 AM
Monday, November 8, 2010
The largest independent union of airline pilots in the world is urging its members to boycott body imaging machines currently being rolled out in airports all over the globe, citing dangers of excessive exposure to harmful levels of radiation during the screening process. [The irrational supposed fears of a few people, and not the opinion of a large body of experts on radiation.][...]Earlier in the year, scientists warned that the machines constitute a potential health risk, noting that the radiation given off by the devices has been dangerously underestimated and could lead to an increased risk of skin cancer.
[Found link to this article on the Drudge Report, which appears to be intended to transform our mentality through conditioning to that of a dumb animal, or a rabid Clinton-hater.]
I followed the link in the above excerpt, read the article, and found the following passage:
“If all 800 million people who use airports every year were screened with X-rays then THE VERY SMALL INDIVIDUAL RISK multiplied by the large number of screened people might imply a potential public health or societal risk. The population risk has the potential to be significant,” said Brenner.
Here's a perspective from another expert on radiation:
But the radiation levels are well below the threshold that could be considered a risk to an individual's health, said Dr. James Thrall of the American College of Radiology and chief of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston."All of the concerns that we have about the medical use of X-rays really don't apply to these devices," Thrall said in a telephone interview."The exposure is extremely low and the energy of the X-rays is also very, very low," he said."When X-rays are used for medical imaging purposes, they have to be energetic enough to get through the human body. The X-rays used in the backscatter machines in airports have such low energy that they literally bounce off the skin. That is what backscatter implies," Thrall said.[...]As for the actual radiation dose, he said the typical backscatter machines deliver about 0.1 microsevert of radiation. The average chest X-ray, by comparison, delivers 100 microseverts of radiation, and a chest computed tomography or CT scan delivers 10,000 microseverts.According to the Transportation Security Administration website, the radiation dose from a single scan on a backscatter machine is the equivalent of two minutes of flying on an airplane.
All we can do about alarmist reporting (as if my site is soothing) is to get the facts and decide for yourself whether those raising the alarm are trustworthy. At least I don't publish transparent falsehoods which appear to be intended to torment people over whether to get their body groped or nuked, when in fact the scanners are perfectly safe for the vast majority of people. Those who fly a lot might want to consider getting tested for a heightened susceptibility to radiation.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:34 PM
In GOP Leader Wants to Annihilate Iran, British zombie Lindsey Graham recites the tired old British script for a war of annihilation against yet another country in the name of "WMD that we just know are there." In fact, note that he admits that they don't even know where these supposed nukes are buried, but it's probably safe to assume that Graham's fellow "Apocalypse"-mongers want us to believe that they're buried under critical infrastructure and anything required to maintain order. He, like his co-"thinker" Rand Paul, wants global chaos and mass death.
Posted by nonastronaut at 10:19 AM
Appearing on ABC This Week, Hitler-like Senator-elect Rand Paul, did exactly what Lyndon LaRouche stressed in his Saturday webcast that he would do—propose cuts which will destroy the nation if implemented.[...]On military spending he proposed gradually reducing the army, bringing some troops home or "have Europe pay more for their defense and Japan pay more and Korea pay more for their defense or bring those troops home and have savings there."
Everytime you vote on the basis of emotion for some vague "change," it always ends up being in the wrong direction. You've got to pay attention to specifics, and to LaRouche, who is turning out to be a prophet. Note that Her Majesty's agent Ayn Rand Paul, whose excuses for demolishing the US are based on some feudalist Mt. Pelerin Society fantasy (Ayn Rand's NOVELS, in which a race of self-created supermen create civilization and then decide to destroy it because mankind, painted as useless eaters, displeases them), is accomplishing exactly what the British Empire has been trying to do since we declared independence. (In Atlas Shrugged, one of her heroes states that they will have won when NYC goes dark for good.)
Of course this "patriot" would never touch a single one of the Royal Opium Plants. After all, it's our right to destroy our minds as the Devil wishes, and it's OK since Paul and his fellow supermen will do all of the thinking for us, behind closed doors at The Cato Institute [>6 3 11> 9 11]. Neither would he put an end to the British-directed Satanic ritual known as "the war on terror" [>6 6 11 13]. You've got to learn what treason looks like in this day and age - and the feudalist Paul belongs to the main variety.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:17 AM