Once Upon A Time In Clearwater - your needle was floating There was a thread on Enturbulation.org about a caper in clearwater that might turn out to reach epic proportions... I had suggested.., NOT promised, that I'd reveal the caper for your enjoyment in about 60 days... well its been about 6 months. Unfortunately the situation got a bit complicated, those who could be compromised took longer to get themselves out of harms way... so I was unable to say much of anything. Those I privately told the story to, understood why non-disclosure would cause more havoc than disclosure would, but the time has come to tell this very juicy story... The names involved will not be disclosed, however, the operational details will be disclosed - with certain facts left out to protect the players, some are still involved but not for long, after making this posting... Now kiddies, curl up by the fire, let me tell you a yarn... Once Upon A Time In Clearwater Once upon a time in Clearwater Florida, there was a health food store, who had become privately famous for their nutritional suppliments. A great bulk of their clients were hard core high level, rich, Scientology "OTs"... When an "OT" goes to get onto his next OT level, he is required to endure a security check paid for at his expense... These 'sec checks' sometimes take quite a while, costing thousands of dollars, and then there are the required preparatory review/repairs that must be done prior do doing your OT Level, or the "L" series....These preparatory actions, including the security check, often take 3 or 4 "intensives" (12 1/2 hour blocks of auditing) costing TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars, PER Intensive, unless of course your needle is constantly floating... So the Scientology OT's in clearwater, would often try all kinds of nutritional tricks in order to be very "sessionable" so that they might get through their auditing more quickly, thus saving some money for themselves... One of the products that became extremely popular was a rather expensive protein drink - you know a fruit and protein with vitamins added thick drink.. that the OTs would take for a few days before their auditing started, so they would "run well" and be very 'sessionable". Well... this writer found himself in contact with a certain health food store owner, who had read Lermanet.com ... a LOT of it..(there are 4700 pages there plus 10K more in archives). enough to deprogram himself and to see the truth about Scientology... We spoke about many things, including a fact, that I had learned and told this person, that there is one city in the united states with the LOWEST level of insanity.. and that city turns out to be El Paso Texas. El Paso Texas also has a certain peculiarity about its drinking water supply.. the drinking water there, because of certain natural rock deposits, just happens to contain the highest levels of a certain trace element... that element is lithium. Up until about 1950, Lithium Chloride was sold as a salt (sodium chloride) substitute, just as Potassium Chloride is sold today..as a salt substitute. However, if you take teaspoons of this stuff for weeks at a time, it can damage your kidneys - causing kidney failure... Lithium Carbonate is prescribed by psychiatrists and doctors to treat Manic Depression, the dosage is 500 milligrams a day.. thats 1/2 a gram of the stuff, not teaspoons full... Now, I grew up in a health food style family and have been reading all that stuff for 40 years, and reading Science News Letter, etc.. since I was 13 years old...and as a guy that went to Woodstock '69, I have been around a while and was very good in chemistry...I keep up with the latest, bestest and mostest nutritional information, specifically as regards to Life-Extension.. So I explained a great deal about what *I* knew to this person in Clearwater, including the tidbit about El Paso... and I even provided a source for a trace mineral version of Lithium, called Lithium Orotate.. The orotate radical, easily passed through cell membranes AND through the Brain/Blood barrier.. It should be noted that the Lithium Carbonate or Chloride versions do NOT, and must be metabolized ( which the body doesnt do very well ) for the stuff to become psychoactive... A very small amount of Lithium will balance your brain neurotransmitters.. bringing DOWN ones that are too high and bringing UP those that are too low...and the stuff, if you happen to need a bit more than you are getting, ocassionaly makes a person feel GREAT.... There is a website called Beyond A Century Performance Nutritional Supplements that has it, and it is cheap.. Anyway, after I imparted the information above to the person in Clearwater, they decided to add some of this stuff to the nutritional guck bombs that the Scientologist OT's in Clearwater were drinking. Shortly after adding this stuff word got around from "glowing" "OTs" that they were FLYING THROUGH THEIR SEC CHECKS WITH FLOATING NEEDLES and completing their actions that had been estimated at 3 or 4 intensives in just ONE~!!!! You see, if you are suffering from a need for a little bit of lithium (USED AS A "PSYCHIATIC DRUG in 500mg doses) a few milligrams of it in a form that can cross the blood brain barrier (Lithium orotate) might just make you FEEL GREAT. And it turns out to have a fantastic side effect - a little bit of this stuff will give someone who needs it a FLOATING NEEDLE!!! So they can FLOAT THROUGH THEIR SECURITY CHECKS!!! Which is EXACTLY the result it had! And Flag's income crashed. Well kids, I hope you enjoyed my little bedtime story called once upon a time in clearwater..