Writing Ross’s Prescription

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2013 by Jay Howard

My friend, Ross is a 38 year-old “man” whose parents, who are not rich, (upper middle like most of the people I knew) gave him most everything he’s ever “owned”.  I use scare quotes around that word because Ross’s idea of owning something means to use until it breaks without any kind of maintenance or cleaning.  This includes his own body.  Now, whatever may be said about Ross, he’s always kept himself relatively clean, however, he’s neglected his teeth so much, when he finally went to the dentist, they assumed he was a meth user.  As far as I know, Ross never touched the stuff.  But Ross is also a petulant child who refuses to brush his teeth because someone told him to.  So they have rotted out of his skull.  Whenever he gets a tooth infection, he just takes some Tylenol and some antibiotics and “it’s no big deal.”  Great.

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That’s close, but his are more evenly worn.  Chalk it up to spreading his neglect evenly over all his teeth.  So he came to me and basically asked for help.  But not explicitly, because that would be like actually asking for help, and me telling him would be, well, telling him what to do, and I didn’t want to risk that.  Actually telling Ross what to do is a sure-fire way to insure he won’t do it.  Instead, I wrote a 6-month prescription that initially attempts to rehydrate his cells and purge his system of impurities and emailed it to him.  The theory I wrote this from is general, but based on the idea that proper nutrition can replace the toxin concentrations in his cells and by doing so, his organs can attempt to heal.  Our organs have a fantastic ability to heal themselves if we let them.  This did not happen.  But the following prescription is what I sent him in an effort to get him to live a longer, healthier life.

Every car Ross has ever driven in the 17-18 years we’ve known each other has been a mobile trash can filled with fast food bags that layer the floor board like the strata of a canyon–older at the bottom.  Ross supplements his nutrition with bottles of Dr. Pepper and Camels.  Ross doesn’t usually smoke just one cigarette during a cigarette break.  So his lungs are struggling to exchange gases, which in turn causes every cell in his body to run short on it’s ability to move waste out an nutrition in.  Couple this with a near constant intake of carbonic acid and processed sugar, his teeth never stood a chance.  It’s too late for his teeth, but it’s not too late to let his body heal itself.

This prescription is based on the sponge metaphor: the human body is like a sponge: it accumulates water and impurities in the porosities of the cells and interstitial spaces in proportion to absorption rates and usage: left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF—the heart), glomerular filtration rate (GFR—the kidneys), passive filtration through the lymph glands and overall vascular health.  Here are the major prescriptions:

Stop all soda intake immediately!  Do not touch another drop of it, not until you’ve reached a normal nutrient-water balance at least—which will take around 3 months if you do exactly what I say here.  If you don’t touch another drop, you will be giving yourself a huge advantage.  Take fish oil, glucosamine-chondroitin, and a multivitamin to start.  Drink nothing but water, low-fat milk and 100% fruit juice.  Cut all excess sugar out of your diet.  The list of things that have sugar in them is immense, but know this: if it’s in a package at the store, it probably has sugar in it.  Stop eating processed sugar.  And worse: artificial sweetener.  Do not touch anything with artificial sweetener in it.  That means anything with “Light” or “diet” in it.

Try to eat a vegetable.  Just buy a carrot or some celery, and here’s the key: eat it.  Then do it again.  And again.  You need to retrain your intestines to digest food in the lower parts of your intestines.  For years your body has been getting the vast majority of its nutrition from the upper intestinal tract: your stomach and small intestines.  That’s not good for a number of reasons, but the point here is that you’re not eating much fiber.  Fiber acts like a strainer over the surface of your intestines allowing nutrients from your other foods to be digested along the whole tract.  This increases the efficiency of your digestive process, and thus your overall health.  It is fundamental to your survival.  You will shit strange matter for a few months.  You will have to use more toilet paper to clean yourself.  But if you do this, AND you eat nutrient-rich foods, you WILL FEEL BETTER.  You will have more energy, you will sleep deeper, your sex drive will ramp up, and you whole outlook on life will improve immeasurably.  This almost ensures that your creative abilities will multiply.  Don’t take my word for it: DO IT!

If you do all these things I’m telling you, you will probably gain some weight too.  This is good.  Don’t worry about weight—not yet.  The idea here is that your body is in a malnutritioned state. The moment your body has the opportunity to avoid that state (by storing concentrated energy in the form of fat), it will.  Weight gain at this point is a marker of success.  Weight gain becomes a problem only if you do NO exercise and your body is allowed to store fat without constraints.  Right now, we are just interested in making your intestines more efficient at absorbing nutrients and pulling out waste and toxins.

Cut down on cigarettes.  Ultimately you should quit smoking altogether—except occasional marijuana, but just cut down to start.

Walk around the block.  Do NOT smoke a cigarette when you walk.  This bears repeating: DO NOT SMOKE A CIGARETTE WHILE WALKING.  If you spark it up afterwards, well, that’s not good either, but if you must…  Try to get some sun too—walk around in the daytime.  Sunlight makes us produce vitamin D which helps with a number of things.

The theory here is to flush your sponge. You’ve got to replace lost fluids and flush toxins that have built up over years of neglect.  At this point, add a calcium supplement or a multivitamin with calcium in it, and a B-complex.  (More on your supplement schedule below.)

Always try to get supplementals in gel-liquid form because they absorb more completely—you piss less of it out, thereby each swallow is more useful.  This is not possible (as far as I know) with glucosamine-chondroitin, but most others it is.

I’m not sure if you can grow your teeth back, but this prescription will at least allow your mouth (and the rest of your body) to kick infections.  Ultimately, antibiotics make our bodies weaker—allowing lab-formulated molecules to do the work our bodies have been doing for millions of years.  If your body doesn’t have to use energy to fight disease, it won’t—it will always take the path of least resistance, of least energy usage.  So, if you don’t take antibiotics, you force your body to engage the natural defense mechanisms of your immune system.  The immune system is a fantastically complex series of cascading effects that “learn” how to beat new diseases as they evolve and find new ways to eat us.  Keep in mind, we are constantly being eaten by tiny bugs.  At a certain point, our bodies are not strong enough to fight them off, and our organs fail—usually kidneys and heart are the first to go.  And the bugs feast on us.  But don’t give the bugs any advantage over you.

Once your body has sufficiently recovered, begin walking farther.  Walk to destinations: the store, the park, whatever.  Pick a destination and walk to it.  Walk back.  Repeat.  Make it a habit.  And DO NOT SMOKE while you walk.  If you do, you’re making it very hard to kick that habit.  You need to replace that habit, but do not ENFORCE that habit by walking and smoking.

Let’s talk a little more about what you should and shouldn’t be eating .  First and foremost, no more soda.  It has no nutritional value, it works your kidneys very hard, and it depletes calcium straight from your bloodstream.

Calcium: your body can’t really process more than 2000 mg of calcium per day, so supplements are only useful to a point.  More than that can lead to kidney stones, which your are already prone to.  That’s why I didn’t recommend calcium supplements until you’ve reached a point of normal body hydration and normal kidney function.

Salt: Hold your salt intake.  Too much salt takes calcium out of your bloodstream and out into the toilet via the dickhole.  So do antacids.  And so does soda.  Here’s a quick list of good foods for you:

Soup: eat soup as often as it is on the menu.  Canned soup generally has a high salt content, so try to get low-sodium options as often as possible.  Soup is basically salt water with some other ingredients.  Eating more soup allows you to get nutrients and water at the same time.  The benefits of this should be clear by now.  Clear soup will always be better than cream soups, however, cream soups are still a very good food option.  The more “vegetable based” soups you have, the better.  Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Vietnamese pho, hold the noodles: usually I get chicken, but they have beef, beef tendon (very good for your situation, but hard to stomach if you’ve never had it before), tofu (I’m not holding my breath on this one), and seafood (my favorite).  Pho is packed with fresh onions, however, it usually comes with a ton of veggies on the side.  Put them all in: rip the basil up and put it in, same with the cilantro. Then drop in the sprouts.  Squeeze lime to taste.  Eat ALL the veggies and broth before you get to the meat.
  2. Pozole: Mexican pork soup.  Comes with chopped radishes, cabbage, onions and cilantro on the side.  Put ALL of that goodness in the bowl and eat it ALL.  Under that layer of fresh veggies is the pork and hominy.  Eat that after you’ve set the stage for proper digestion with the veggies and broth.
  3. Corn chowder: Sounds nasty, but every time I get it, I LOVE this shit!  It’s just so damned satisfying.  Strange but true.
  4. Any other soup that happens to be available.

Berries: any kind.  Blue, straw, ras, boisen, whatever. Eat more berries.  Unfortunately, they are expensive.

Nuts: unsalted, un-sugared.  Roasted is ok.  Raw is best.

Fish: eat fish every chance you get.  This includes both fresh and canned fish.  Any grocery store sells canned fish: tuna, sardines, mackerel in various sauces, and the more expensive canned herring (Bar Harbor is my favorite, but it’s like $3/can).   Great source of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and other minerals, as well as a super-rich source of protein.  In fact, if you make canned fish your primary source of protein, you can eliminate fast food from your diet completely.

Milk: low fat.  A glass or so a day will be about right.  A bowl of cereal will do the trick too.

Vegetables: eat as much as you can stomach.  Raw is best, but if you get them from a can, that’s better than nothing, however, canned veggies will always have a high salt content, so that works against your calcium program.

Fruits: fresh fruit only.  Do not eat ANY fruit from a package if you can avoid it.  Any processed fruit will inevitably have added processed sugar.  You want to avoid processed sugar AT ALL COSTS.  Processed sugar will kill you by providing bacteria with a catalyst and making your kidneys work overtime.

Leafy greens: Kale, bok choy and spinach.  Eat them.  They contain calcium and other nutrients we don’t get in other places and they serve to help us digest other food.

Foods to avoid:

  1. Soda (any kind, any time)
  2. Processed sugar: you are high risk for diabetes (if you don’t already have it).  Avoid all foods with processed sugar. This includes:
    1. Ketchup
    2. BBQ sauce
    3. Jelly
    4. Fruit “cocktails” that are less than 100% juice
    5. Canned fruit
    6. Candy (of course)
    7. Packaged sweet breads (little Debbie, etc)
    8. Fried foods: there is NOTHING nutritionally beneficial to eating fried food.  This includes:
      1. French fries
      2. Onion rings
      3. “apple pies”
      4. most anything covered in bread crumbs
      5. Bread: you don’t need any excess sugar in your diet right now. Eliminate all bread until further notice.
      6. Pasta: same with pasta—it just turns into sugar.  You don’t need any.

Here’s a condensed timeline so you can make sense of all this info:

A. First few months (between 1 and 3 months):

1. Liquids: From here on out, drink ONLY water, milk and 100% fruit juices.

2. Foods: Soups, nuts, berries, veggies, fish (canned and fresh).

3. Food to avoid: Soda.  Not a drop more.  Cut out processed sugar, artificial sweeteners, bread, pasta, fried foods, fast food, and almost anything from a convenience store.

4. Supplements: Fish oil (2 pills a day), glucosamine-chondroitin (2-3 pills/day), a multivitamin (1/day).

5. Walk a bit every day—to the store, around the block, anything to get your lymph nodes working properly and moving toxins out of your body.

B. After your body has reached a re-hydration equilibrium (somewhere between 2-6 months):

1. Continue eating soup every day

2. Try to add some fresh vegetables to your diet

3. Continue all food prohibitions: soda, bread, fried foods, processed sugar and excess salt.

4. Supplements: continue Fish oil, glucosamine, add a calcium supplement (no more than 500mg/day) and a vitamin B complex.

5. Continue walking every day.

6. TRY to quit smoking.  I’m not asking for a miracle here, but at least cut down your intake—try to make a single cigarette last the course of a day.  You need to give your lungs time to heal themselves.

7. A moderate amount of alcohol is fine.  Beer has the most sugar in it, so drink it less than hard liquor.  If you drink liquor, try to mix it with 100% fruit juice.

This is the basic outline.  If you can stick to this regimen, you will feel immensely better, your brain will work better, your dick will work better, you will crap faster, like a minute or two—everything about your body will work better.  You will find that you don’t have time to read anymore when you take a shit.  That’s good news.  It means your digestive system is working properly.

Take heed: if you actually do what I recommend here, you will probably have the shits a few times over the course of these months.  Fret not!  That is exactly what we want to happen.  Your intestines are so used to soaking up every last bit of water, that when you get properly hydrated, your body will let a large amount of water pass through you.  That is a GOOD THING!  Let it happen and don’t worry about it.  The color of your shit will change.  Take notice of all the changes your body is undergoing.

Lastly: start using some kind of antiseptic mouth wash.  Generic is just as good as Listerine.  Use it every time you brush your teeth.  Keep your gums as healthy as possible and don’t overbrush.  Overbrushing can open your gums to more infection, which is the last thing we want.  Always use a “SOFT” brush.  Never a medium or hard brush.

Stick to this and you can reverse a lot of damage and get your body back to normal.  I can’t check up on you every day, you’ve just got to take this on as a personal quest.  No one can make you want to live.

So, this did NOT happen.

Ross got frustrated because he couldn’t remember the password to his email account, which meant he couldn’t see if anyone emailed him back from the online dating site.  So he took it out on my computer.  Then he let it accidentally fall and hit the ground.  I lost my temper.  He kicked himself out.  I conceded and added “and don’t EVER COME BACK.”

Broccolli Portrature

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14, 2013 by Jay Howard

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Online Dating Misery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15, 2012 by Jay Howard

“Hi guys- I’m a single mom who works hard, and deserves to play hard! I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. I love live music, dancing, cooking and being spontaneous! I’m a hopeless romantic at times and would love to meet someone I can do those romantic things with.. I love a man who can hold his own.. in the kitchen!! And someone who loves yard work.. because I hate doing it! haha.. just kidding! I have to be honest, physical attraction is important to me, but a sense of humor is even more important. There’s plenty more I can list out, but I mentioned the important parts. Oh one important part I missed, KIDS… you gotta love them!”

In the kitchen, indeed.

Suburbanites…

Sock Puppetry

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2012 by Jay Howard

Why am I skeptical?  In World Hypothesis, Stephen Pepper proposes a (non-obvious, but common sense) way to look at how we formulate hypotheses.  It’s one of those brilliant works that elucidates a process that we kinda already do, but makes it explicit.  The big take-away is what he calls “danda corroboration” as opposed to “data corroboration.”  Danda is the term for over-arching coherencies in data sets.  It is one of the reasons the truthers will never go away.  The over-arching sets of information lead to a coherent conclusion that is not readily explained by the official version of events.

So, while perusing the interwebs for interesting tidbits about scanning electron micography, I came across yet another discussion board.  This topic was about 2 years old and only 3 pages long, so it wasn’t hard to get through the discussion.  The flavor of this group leant decidedly towards the official version, but only if you count the following entries as separate individuals.

From the website: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3297991.  (Of note: this is a PAYED MEMBER SITE.  I tried to look at one of the profiles and it directed me to a $9.95 shopping cart price.)  Sir Tonk (member since April 2006) says on April 29, 2010 at 02:53,

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“I thought the truther thing had died down and then the host on one of the Pacifica shows I engineer for decided to do a truther episode Tuesday since she just found about all this “amazing evidence” and had to get it to the people stat. It was embarassing as hell and then we started taking calls and almost all of them supported it. What the gently caress is wrong with people?

I can see not believing the story on JFK’s assassination, but the 9/11 theories are loving ridiculous. I saw Loose Change back when it first came out and was curious, but it was all proven wrong and here we are still thinking the government was able to do this poo poo and keep everyone involved quiet.”

And 4 posts later, Crackpipe, (member since July, 2001) says

CRACKPIPE

“Most conspiracies are “X or Y happened because of Z.”

Truthers have worked their way back to A and beyond. One day its remote-controlled planes. The next its thermite, the day after is absolutely, positively explosive charges, then it’s something else. Every aspect of every “rock-solid” theory is routinely disposed of and re-imagined. No amount of corroboration of any fact will make any bit of the “official story” true. Eyewitnesses on the ground are unreliable. People in the towers are unreliable. The planes were empty. What happened to the passengers on the planes? Doesn’t matter. Secret captivity bases. Robots man, robots. Drone planes. Until next week when it’s something else, or a combination of theories. No matter what the truth is this week, it’s still the truth. THAT is some ‘1984’ poo poo.

The very basic, simple fact that “Flying a fully-fueled commercial airliner into a building is an effective way to destroy the structure.” eludes them should be the first sign that people should run as far from them as possible.

Even if it were a government conspiracy, there really is no reason why “Flying a fully-fueled commercial airliner into a building” wouldn’t be a believable way for the buildings to be attacked. But it doesn’t work for the Truthers for the sole reason that’s the official story. So it automatically has to be false. They need to concoct elaborate destruction plans that don’t make any sense from a logistical perspective. And these theories will change like the weather. Not evolve, but completely change, but always be true.

If you had unlimited resources and were an evil person determined to bring the towers down, sneaking in teams to plant enough explosives throughout the World Trade Center to destroy them would be the least-effective means of doing so. Even if you could assemble a team of people to do it, get the materials, get the nitty-grittty engineering information on the towers and get your pack of followers in there, it still wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever. At all. Ever. Even if that were your one goal in life. Still wouldn’t make sense.

That poo poo takes time. Lots and lots of it. Go watch some documentary on demolition teams. They have to rip buildings apart before they can even plant explosives. And working all day, it can take months to accomplish. Even then you’re talking about a really, really obvious operation. Wires and poo poo everywhere. And when the explosives go off they don’t send huge loving fireballs in every direction. Where the gently caress is your thermal energy coming from Truthers?

WTC7 was built over a huge utility vault for the World Trade Center complex, and the whole thing had to be knitted together around that. So you had a complex system of beams transferring loads over and around it. There was a lot less redundancy in the design for that reason. Then the whole thing got slammed by two 110 story buildings dropping debris on them from the initial explosion, then the whole center falling outside the front loving door.

If 220 stories of flaming buildings drops 1300’+to my front door in ten seconds, I’m not going to blame any damage to my house on the loving Illuminati / CIA.

If you really want to nerd out on the World Trade Center, read all of this and then come back and prove what’s wrong with it if you have any issues.”

Apparently they don’t monitor or care about duplicate account holders.  Any dumbass with the memory of a cat could tell these are the same people posting multiple arguments.  And then there’s this a few posts down from a member named Kamel (since April, 2010):

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“These kinds of nebulous goals are great if your a terrorist organization who wants to gently caress poo poo up, but not so much for corporations, governments, etc.”

Not even sure what that last sentence means.  But unless the posters here have absolutely no imagination or look to each other’s posts for writing tips, I believe we have a triple sock puppet here.  And now here’s Vera, (member since March, 2007):

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“You know what I learned from 9/11 and most definitely WTC7? That our buildings are poo poo. I think there’s some romanticized feelings about American ingenuity to the point where people are in disbelief when something fails. The next couple of decades are going to seem shocking to many as our infrastructure finally starts to cave in and nobody understands why.”

Just because someone uses the same phrase doesn’t mean they’re the same person, HOWEVER, the undeniable tendency of one member to create multiple accounts and use these phrases makes it difficult to deny the possibility.  And here’s Johnny B. Goode (member since April 2004–which makes me think this guy was really thinking ahead):

JOHNNY B. GOODE

“These people aren’t scientists. They’re loving hacks. Why is this thread even a discussion?…

lol. Guys! Stop being better at stuff than me I don’t like looking like a loving moron!

Who talks like thiat?  Hopefully not many people.  And here’s konna, (member since August, 2005):

KONNA

“2) Drawing a conclusion of conspiracy by linking these coincidences you commit the Texas sharpshooter fallacy. A cluster of weird poo poo does not mean they are causally linked and in fact most of the time you need several improbable and unrelated things to happen simultaneously for the event to take place.”

It would be easier to swallow that these are NOT the same person if at least one of them shared a different opinion than any of the others, but alas, they are all in agreement.  Not a damning coincidence given the tendencies of internet folk, but really, are we to believe that all these disparate individuals use the same weirdly similar euphemisms in similar contexts?  Given what’s at stake, (several trillion dollars doled out to a number of people in various places), it’s not far-fetched to imagine there’s a little extra to go around creating some doubt, and casting scorn on the questioning masses.  Is it from the department of information control?  I couldn’t say, but what I can say for certain is whoever duplicated accounts, then responds to his own posts is going through an awful lot of juggling just to give the appearance of separate individuals.  But then, why repeat the strange euphemisms?  Perhaps they are not all the same person, but they certainly are not all different.  As for motivation?  Who knows?  What do you think?

The Case from Economics

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2012 by Jay Howard

By now, the “red-gray chips” have become infamous pieces of evidence in the publics’ case to open an independent review of the WTC collapses.  Proponents of the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) have devised several arguments for the purpose of dismissing the chips as the smoking gun pointing to a high-level organizational effort to destroy the towers on 9/11/2001.

“They’re paint chips.”

We’ve heard this refrain from the OCT camp from the moment Harrit, Jones, Farrer, et al. first published their paper on the chips.  It’s a fair hypothesis to make since the steel structure was indeed coated with anti-corrosive paint which did contain a number of similar components to the red-gray chips.  So it’s worth distinguishing between the properties of Fe2O3 pigment particles found in paint and the Fe2O3 particles found in the red-gray chips.

Since both the OCT camp and the “truther” camp agree that the faceted iron-and-oxygen containing particles in the substrate are indeed iron oxide III, they can be used to compare with industrial grade iron oxide used in paint production.  If production-grade paint uses particles that look similar to the particles in the chips, we cannot rule out the possibility that the red-gray chips are just standard paint flecks.  If they are qualitatively different, then another hypothesis must be explored.

This composite material was found in relative abundance of the WTC dust:

Taken from “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” published in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, 2009, 2, 7-31

The red material is composed of at least 3 parts: alumino-silicon crystals of relatively uniform size of about 1000nm at the longest point, iron-oxide III crystals of relatively uniform size of 100nm, mixed in a hydrocarbon-gel substrate as if to provide for an absolute maximum of surface area—far beyond any obvious commercial application.  When it comes to nan0-energentic materials, increased surface area is the name of the game.

These pieces have been analyzed using X-ray energy-dispersive spectroscopy to determine the relative ratio of elemental concentration. With a statistically significant study, the likely compounds can be determined. The methods are sound. There isn’t anything to “make up” about this stuff because it’s way more interesting than anything that could’ve been planted.

Now keep in mind that this stuff is ubiquitous in the samples tested. There are people who have samples of the dust who claim they have not found this substance, but regardless, it was found in the dust and it does appear to be exotic.  Below we see the iron-oxide particles as whitish flecks below:

Backscattered Electron Image of a cross section of the red material

And by “exotic” I mean high dollar. You see, here’s the clincher: 1 gram of Iron Oxide III in relatively uniform 100nm cost in 2006 cost about $58 USD. Imagine if a gram of metal oxide pigment cost $60, and you need 20 grams per gallon of paint. That gallon would cost $1200 just for the pigment! No, this stuff is not paint nor is it a component of paint.  Nano-scale iron oxide has been in production for a number of years, but the technology required to make it has only reduced in price.  Even if we cut the price in half or by a quarter, it’s still cost prohibitive by orders of magnitude.  No contractor on the planet would or could spend $300/gallon on corrosion resistant paint for structural steel.  Before any contractor spent that kind of cash, he’d find an alternative.  Period.

Below we see an SEM image of the red substrate.

Scanning Electron micrograph (SE)

This stuff was engineered. It’s exotic, cutting-edge materials technology on the cusp of research. The Lawrence-Livermore National Labs has produced a few notable papers about nanocomposites, particularly, sol-gel explosives whose applications have not been fully defined. These sol-gel substances consist (sometimes) of a hydrocarbon matrix (gel) and often a binary reactant system (solid), like aluminum and iron oxide, for instance.

It can be mixed to produce varying rates of energy-release—from relatively slower (for melting and cutting steel and concrete) to relatively fast (explosives). As Danish materials engineer and professor, Nails Harrit said in reference to the samples found in the WTC dust, “It is the bitches brew of nanothermitic explosives.”

This stuff is EXPENSIVE!

The creation of this stuff requires much highly-calibrated and technical equipment that is only run by highly educated and trained professionals in the most advanced laboratories in the world. This stuff was not made in a paint factory or a paint-precursor laboratory, much less by anyone in an Afghan cave.

Production at this level of cost-per-gram is absolutely cost-prohibitive for construction purposes.  As to what it was doing in such quantities in the WTC dust leaves at least some room for speculation.  The cost of uniform size nanoparticulate iron oxide III leaves little doubt that it was not used for paint pigment nor any construction material.

We know without doubt it was not pigment.  We also know there were no registered research labs which specifically used this material in the WTC center.  So what was it doing there?  Why does it appear to explode?  Why does it appear to leave iron microspheres as a by-product of ignition?  Are they the same iron microspheres studied by S. Jones in his previous papers on the WTC dust?

Without being much of a sleuth, these questions all seem to coalesce into an uncomfortable hypothesis about the nature of the collapses on 9/11/2001.

Larry Silverstein has a LOT of Money

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2012 by Jay Howard

And with that kind of money comes many means to make unimaginable things happen. That kind of money makes the unimaginable into the practical. Magically.

I wouldn’t presume to accuse Mr. Silverstein of murder solely based on the fact that he made a fortune (the likes of which would make Croesus blush) from the dual terrorist attacks on his recently leased and insured buildings in downtown Manhattan. No. That would be unfair and presumptuous of me, and it would hold no water in a formal legal proceeding. He is untouchable, unconnectable legally. Beyond suspicion from the perspective of law enforcement. Such a crime is beyond recognition in domestic law. It is only visible through the veil of foreign policy, dictators, international espionage, terrorism on a scale most have no capacity to envision, and for which we hardly have a mechanism for preventing in this country.

So I googled “murder for money” to see where we were on the list. Pretty far down, actually, but that’s not my only aim. I want to say whatever comes to mind and plant a seed of it in our collective consciousness.  That’s all. Interestingly however, this image came up:

One prominent public face of 9/11 conspiracy theories

What single individual gained most publicly from the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001?

Trolling Comments for Gems

Posted in Uncategorized on August 15, 2012 by Jay Howard

Grandpa:

According to my dad, crying, showing any emotions, or saying ‘I love you’ are signs of weakness. However, I can shed tears at a sad movie.

JD:

My dad was a big crier and I promise you he could have still smashed your dads face in.

Larry:

I think you are all telling lies.

Then Jon steps into a game of “what makes me cry” with a sincere revelation:

Lets seeee, times I have cried reciently…..hmmm, when my turtle died (I know that sounds lame, but I had him for almost 20 years, ever since I was a kid) I cried at the end of the Iron giant the other day (not relly sure why) OH! and lets not forget when my wife had sex with the guy who had been my best friend since we were 12, yup I must be some kind of wuss or something, I’m just crying all over the place.

Damn. At least Dick was there to offer his worldly:

Jon go get a new turtle, go get a new girlfriend, every other year, odd then even years on the coldest night of that year, go stick a shank in your best friends and ex wives tires! and go to church on Sunday!

Followed by my favorite from Robs:

Real men…brought to you by Mansome, the same webisode series that can not cook a steak correctly and promotes the wearing of moose knuckle jeans.