Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunset 12 23 12 - in California.

My mom and I observed this sort of sky in New York the previous day 12 22 12, of a mass of dark clouds wth an especially brillant lighting from behind.

Monday, December 3, 2012

WILLINGER Paternal Ancestral Info

My Paternal Great Grand Parants Sam and Yetta Willinger cir 193-1940

About my paternal great grandfather, the father of my paternal grandfather Louis Willinger, Samuel or Soloman [sp?] Willinger, born in Czestochowa, who sailed from Hamburg, Germany to Glasgow, Scotland, on his way to America in 1886, thus passing through the two nations that largely consist of my maternal ancestry,

Hey Doug,

Check this out. Pretty interesting. This was a message I got through Can you confirm any of this? Ask dad. Thanks.


Byron, I have been working on the Jewish Czestochowa Willingers for some time. My mother was Belle Willinger from Cleveland. After I got most of my known immediate family, I picked some (but not all) NY Willingers and worked up their families. About 4 months ago I joined the Czestochowa Radomsko Area Research Group (CRARG). I have built the family tree from about 1780. There are problems in following the lines from Poland to America, but I was able to find the proper place for
most of the selected NY families.

Sam and Yetta were a notable exception. I recently had a break through on this conundrum when I found a Hamburg departure manifest for Salamon Wilinger from Czestochowa.

He sailed from Hamburg on 18 May 1886 to Amerika via Hartlepool (Glasgow). He was born in @ 1860 and was a tailor. Solomon, a tailor, lived at 192 Broome St in 1888. This fits the description for Sam, and I am pretty confident in that. I have not found a NY arrival manifest because the Hamburg departing ship did not cross the Atlantic.

I think that Sam/Salomon is the son of Lejbus aka Lewek Wilinger born in 1858. [typo- the date is too late as the father of someone born about 1860]

In that case, he was a younger brother to my Great GF Abram. There are other candidates for Salomon, but this birth year is the closest to the years Sam used in the US documents.

There is a Bronx death certificate for Sam Willinger dated 8 Oct 1943. Birth year calculates to about 1874-5. His age could be wrong, [likely, as his son, my grandfather Loius Willinger was born in 1900 as the secon to last chld, with his oldest sibling born cir 1890] or it might not be the right Sam, but it probably is the right one. He was living in the Bronx with Yetta and his niece Betty Appelbaum in the 1940 census. (Leiser Willinger {Sam's first cousin in my tree} and his wife Ester sailed from Hamburg on the same day but on a different ship.) I was able to find much of the rest of your family. So we are third cousins. There were 3 other major branches of the family, each headed by a brother to Lejbus: Icyk Mosiek, Salomon, and Mordka. Lejbus was the youngest, born in 1830.

I have not finished my work, but I feel the need for a break. I have saved it as a pdf, and I will email it to you for your review and amendments, if you like.

On a Jewish geography note: I guess you are a screen writer. I went to Brandeis with the father of Marc Bomback.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Twisted U.S. Congress in 1914

KNEW what it was doing with the Harrison Act as effectvely protecting Tobacco-cigarettes and massively betraying health

... there are tens of thousands of people in the United States who die every year from the excessive use of cigarettes; and yet I find Senators still pulling away at the cigarette as though t were a perfectly harmless thing. I believe the Senator will agree with me that there are many thousands of people who die from what is called tobacco cancer, a cancerous growth affecting the throat from overuse of cigars; and we find perhaps 60 percent of the Senators pulling away at the cigar as unconcerned as though no one were dying as a result of these cigars...

U.S. Congress, Senator Porter James McCumber (R) North Dakota, August 15, 1914
Drug War Cigarette Mercantilism

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Drug War Cigarette Mercantilism

The un-tallied costs of the market protection ban on anything other than caffeine and nicotine, particularly the banning of Coca to protect Tobacco cigarettes

Coca along with Coffee Tea and Tobacco are known to explorers from Europe by the early 1500s.  Yet Coca's perishability delays its popularization in Europe until the 1860s when Corsican-French Angelo Francois Mariani first bottles Coca's essence in Vin Mariani- some twenty years before the mass introduction of concentarted cocaine and machine rolled cigarettes.

'Drug War' agricultural market protection of Tobacco CIGARETTES against the alternatives of Coca leaves Opium and Cannabis -

production of cigarettes- note the upturns cir 1906, 1914, 1937 and 1951 coinciding with the successive 'anti-drug' legislation in the U.S.- the 1906 Food and Drugs Act; the 1914 harrison 'Narcotics' Tax Act; the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act; the 1951 Boggs Act

Coca leaf products as Vin Mariani and  'Coca-Bola' - the latter sold specifically as a 'Tobacco habit cure'

After many trials I succeeded in having the coca put up as a masticatory in the form of plugs like tobacco. These were made at my suggestion by C.L. Mitchell, M.D. & Co., Pharmaceutical Chemists, of Ninth and Race Streets, Philadelphia. I have given this preparation the name of “Coca-Bola” from coca and bolus, a mass. Each plug is about the size of an ordinary plug of chewing tobacco, and contains about 200 grains (nearly half its weight) of coca leaves, besides a small quantity each of tea, coffee and coinchona bark. Each plug is marked off for convenience into squares, each square containing about 16 grains of coca leaves; this quantity is about sufficient for a single dose or chew and even a smaller portion my suffice. It is to be thoroughly masticated in the same manner when chewing tobacco, the saliva being swallowed, not ejected as in tobacco chewing. After the mass has been masticated for some time and the virtues of the coca leaf pretty well extracted, the residue is to be ejected. A chew of the “Coca-bola” take in this manner occasionally throughout the day will generally completely satisfy the craving for stimulants, and at the same time remove any feeling of depression or fatigue. The addition of the tea and coffee seem to assist considerably the sustaining and stimulating effect of the coca leaves without producing any injurious after effects.
The advantages of this method of administering were found to be many and removed completely all the difficulties previously referred to. It contained no alcohol, did not require the use of the objectionable bottle and spoon, was exceeding convenient, and as it so closely resembled tobacco, its continued use excited no remark. Besides it could be easily carried in the vest pocket and was always at hand when needed.

By the use of the “Coca-bola,” in the treatment of the class of cases previously referred to , we substitute for the objectionable habit of drinking liquor the harmless use of coca. So free is it from all injurious effects that I can say that in my opinion no greater boon could be conferred on humanity that in the conversion of all alcohol drinkers into coca chewers. At my request, Dr. Mitchell has now prepared the “Coca-bola” for sale and will shortly place it on the market, when I would ask its careful trial by such of my professional brethren as are interested in the treatment of this class of cases.

Coca-Bola will also be found to be a very valuable substitute for tobacco, especially in the treatment of those who are suffering from the pernicious effects of its excessive use in the habit of chewing. It is a well known fact in the treatment of the cases that the greatest obstacle, and the one which meets the physician at the very outset, is the difficulty experienced in providing a suitable substitute for the offending “quid.” The chewing of tobacco, soon leads almost unconsciously to the formation of a habit of chewing, and when the mouth becomes accustomed to the frequent regularity of the movements of mastication, and the continued presence of a foreign body, the action becomes in a certain sense an involuntary one, and any interruption or break in its regular performance adds a disturbing element which greatly enhances the depression naturally resulting from the withdrawal of the physiological stimulus of the tobacco. A habit soon becomes a second nature, and a habitual chewer of tobacco derives as much satisfaction, and from the “company” of the “chew”, to which he had accustomed himself, as he does from the drug itself.

The use of tobacco in chewing or smoking, as well as the frequent drinking of liquor, produces a catarrhal condition of the mouth which also adds to the desire for the presence of the quid. The oral mucosa are in a state of sub-acute congestion, and while the first result of the habit is to stimulate their secretions, this is soon followed by catarrhal changes, whereby the saliva and other juices become greatly diminished in quantity. An uncomfortable feeling of dryness and heat in the mouth soon results, only alleviated by the employment of the alcohol, or the tobacco. To relieve this condition of affairs in many different "tobacco substitutes" have been recommended, but with very little success. They are generally compounds containing large quantities of licorice-root, and while they partly satisfy the taste, they do not supply any stimulus or sustaining agent to take the place of the refreshing and almost nourishing tobacco, neither do they allay the congestion of the mouth.

Coca leaves should, theoretically, be an excellent substitute for tobacco.

They have an agreeable, bitter aromatic taste when chewed in the mouth; they greatly diminish the blood supply in the superficial capillaries of the mucous membrane, and should thus relieve the congestion of the oral mucosa; and the general tonic, stimulating and sustaining powers of the drug should render it a suitable and innocent substitute to take the place of tobacco. Moreover, it leaves behind it no injurious after effects, and its use can be at any time suspended after the patient has lost his desire for the former drug. When, therefore, the coca leaves can be presented in the form of a masticatory, and satisfy both the physiological requirements of the case and the "habit" of the chewer, it would seem as if every condition for a perfect substitute for chewing tobacco had been fulfilled. – C.L. Mitchell, M.D. in "Clinical Notes"

CIGARETTES of Virginia Bright Leaf - a variety breed to have a larger leaf and lower nicotine content being easier to inhale -- first introduced in mass machine produced form about 1884

Harvey Washington Wiley
Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry USDA

James Harry Covington
U.S. Rep. 1909-1914,
founder of the law firm Covington & Burling

Task List

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Task List

Getting the job done

Highlight the absurdity of the status quo.

Get the Act Together

Repeal-nullification of the Controlled Substance Act as un-constitutional e.g. under substantive due process.

Nullification of all existing CSA related violation convictions - immediate release of all drug war prisoners and program of restitution.

Equalification of product labeling law- elimination of exemption for alcoholic beverages and Tobacco products.

Re-introduction and popularization of Coca - Vin Mariani.

Get the show on the road for a more transparent government and a more learned general populance.

Ben Franklin and the Virgin Mary's Mom

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ben Franklin and the Virgin Mary's Mom

Connected By A Rainbow - virtually -

Washington D.C. dedicated to the Virgin Mary

From Tupper Saussy - Rulers of Evil pp 257-258

Minerva, goddess of wisdom and the arts of civilization, with helmet and spear, points to an electric generator creating power stored in batteries, next to a printing press, while inventors Benjamin Franklin, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Robert Fulton watch. At the left, a teacher demonstrates the use of dividers.

A rainbow sweeps across the lower quadrant of the Dome of the Sky from Benjamin Franklin to a young boy wearing a Smurf-cap and a toga. The boy attends a goddess who reclines on a large horse-drawn reaper. She is Persephone’s mother Ceres, who was reconsecrated by early missionary adaptation as Anna, mother of the Virgin Mary. The golden boy is officially designated “Young America.” Although Brumidi has hidden the boy’s face from us, he deserves our careful scrutiny for one very important reason. Bearing the name “America,” he is the only element in the sacred national iconography that defines the character of the American person as perceived by government.  [Perhaps this represents Ben Franklin communicating to Ceres/Anna via "Young America" who represents the concept of freedom of speech via various forms of media whether Franklin's printing press, or today's blogs?]

And here, the Goddess Immaculately Conceived, the Dreadnaught Mary.  [Otherwise- the MOTHER OF WAR - MOTHER-WARRIOR].  Wearing the pentagrams and eagle headdress of Thomas Crawford’s statue atop the dome’s exterior, she mobilizes her sword and shield against a pack of fleeing sinners labeled “Tyranny” and “Kingly Power.” Jupiter’s mascot, the Roman eagle, glides just behind her clutching a bunch of thunderbolts in his talons. Innocent in her flowing scarlet cape, the Goddess is situated exactly beneath the deified George Washington, coming between him and the embattled viewing public gazing up from ground level. It is the graphic realization of Pio Nono’s Ubi primum, which decreed the Virgin Mary was “set up between Christ and his Church, always delivering the Christian people from their greatest calamities and from the snares and assaults of all their enemies.”

The eagle gliding behind Mary explains the otherwise inscrutable seal of the United States Justice Department, which contains a wingspread eagle surrounded by the motto “QUI PRO DOMINA JUSTITIA SEQUITUR” (“He who follows the Goddess Justice”). Persephone, or Minerva the Mediatrix, when judging the sinfully dead in Hades was called Justitia, or Justice. The “HE” of the Justice Department’s motto identifies the eagle, symbol of Rome. Rome follows the Goddess Justice – that is, the Immaculately Conceived Mother of God in her judicial capacity.

The Death of Angelo Francois Mariani 1 April 1914

The Death of Angelo Francois Mariani 1914 April 1

Occurred in this house.

Valescure - Villa Mariani
Saint-Raphaƫl, France

IIRC he died in the morning.

Chas Vermeulen Windsant, Amsterdam the Netherlands, had a spring 1978 epiphany about the April 1, 1914 death of Angelo Francois Mariani.

According to a letter I received from Michael Alderige of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Libary in October 1987, Windsant had the initial idea in Spring 1978, of a book specifically about the April 1, 1914 death, and that such was strange for having a police report, as such were rare unless foul play was suspected.  The ambiguity of no obvious means of death such as a gunshot wound, and his obvious importance as the popularizer of coca, made me wonder if Mariani was poisoned- and by who?
I subsequently learn more by October 1987 upon contacting Michael and Michelle Aldrich, curators of the Fitz High Ludlow Memorial Library and founder of the early 1970s pro legalization of drugs other than Marijuana group Amorphia. He refers me to an article by a Walter Hefland with Mariani’s full name “Angelo Francois Mariani”.
And he sends me a letter, informing me of the birth and death dates of Mariani, and that a ‘Chas Vermeulen Windsant’ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, developed an obsession about the Angelo Francois Mariani – Vin Mariani story in the Spring of 1978. In particular, he was interested in that spooky sounding April 1, 1914 dated death: that Windsant was planning a ‘quasi fictional novel on the death’. The death was strange for having a police certificate/report, perhaps suggestive of foul play. And in the absence of anything obvious as say a gunshot or knife wound, this is suggestive that Mariani was poisoned. 
 When I finally met Windsant (or his ‘twin’ brother- I never saw both together) in 1989 or 1990, he got cagey when I asked him about his Spring 1978 epiphany about Mariani and his death for such a ‘quasi fictional novel’, and if this epiphany occurred on the anniversary April 1, 1978; and attempted to deny his specific interest in the death. Yet Windsant would exclaim to me that Mariani was THE central figure, what I would define as the reincarnated Adam, Moses, Abraham, King Arthur or perhaps Benjamin Franklin. Take that together with a death only a few months before the outbreak of the so-called ‘Great War’, one can ask if it was a Camelot gone wrong scenario, something like a Masonic image of the M Figure and the broken column?  For those acknowledging reincarnation, look out for this couple [*], for a mandatory Camelot Ritual.
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No further info yet on who else was in that house, nor any other deaths and/or other strange occurrences there at about that time.

Of course, for those that know the geo-political history of the wars being planned in advance, it was not a Camelot gone wrong, but rather assaulted.  That police report could be interesting.

Windsant's project later became focused upon the Angelo Francois Mariani/Vin Mariani story, and remains ostensibly bottled only to be released when the timing is right for maximum impact.

Symbolically the U.S. Harrison 'Narcotics' Tax Act that altogether banned products containing any amount of cocaine alkaloid without a non refillable prescription, was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on December 17, 1914- Mariani's 1st post death birthday anniversary, him being born in Corsica on that date in 1838.

Standing Up For Drug Policy Reform at the Center of the Universe

Monday, July 16, 2012

Standing For Drug Policy Reform at the 'Center of the Universe'

Douglas Andrew Willinger;
born November 30, 1962, the 34th birthday of Jesuit Superior General Kolvenbach
Holding an empty bottle of VIN MARIANI created by the popularizer of Coca,
Angelo Francois Mariani; born December 17, 1838 died April 1, 1914

At the statue of Benjamin Franklin; born January 17, 1706 - died April 17, 1790

Facing 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Heurich Building.  Built 1979-1981, as the headquarters of the law firm Covington & Burling.  Statue was placed there in 1982.

Its not just another law firm- its involved with representing big pharma and Tobacco (primary benificiaries of the anti cocaine hysteria to ban coca  that CONFUSES form of a drug) .  Indeed its THE firm historically coordinating the cigarette industry's legal strategies - and working with and advising drug policy related organizations as the Drug Policy Foundation/Alliance. See alsoand this.  

This is THE firm that morally needs to get to work legalizing products as VIN MARIANI
I say, the days of the ‘drugwar’ pharma-cigarette racketeering-extortion, initiated in the U.S. with the 1906 Food and Drugs Act's deviation from equal protection, are numbered.

I say let's have the Douglas Andrew Willinger "secret" plan to end it by the 100th anniversary of J.H. Covington’s Harrison Narcotics Act- enacted by a twisted U.S. congress and signed into 'law' by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on December 17, 1914- the first post death birthday anniversary of Angelo Francois Mariani.

It was this law firm's very founder who assisted in the evolution of the food and drug laws cir 1908-1912, and which he subsequently upheld.

James Harry Covington

It was a scheme to supress Coca for the sake of a criminal mercantilism to protect Tobacco cigarettes which were the clear benificiary with clearly tremendous costs.

So I say, justice demands that Covington & Burling bring suit to end the drug war.

From Licit & Illicit Drugs, by Edward M. Brecher and Consumers Reports at page 230 showing upturns in cigarette use following the times of the 1906, 1914 and 1937 U.S. 'drug control laws'

Model Congress XIV March 31 - April 2, 1978
Model Congress XIV - New Rochelle HS - March 31 - April 2 1978

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Model Congress XIV March 31 - April 2, 1978

Held at New Rochelle High School, in Westchester County, New York
photos taken with my Minolta, Sunday, April 2, 1978

Model Congress XIV March 31, 1978

Fellow Legislators:

As we convene our 14th annual Model Congress, I feel it is important to look in retrospect at our founding ideals in order to properly set our goals for the future.

In recent years, with the radicalism of the sixties a mere memory, our nation has shied away from critical self-analysis and has embarked on a new course, one of complacency. This is not merely the ideology of the masses but also of our most powerful leaders. Perhaps this is due to a fear of strong government, so widely exemplified in our post Watergate era? The cause is immaterial; its cessation is of primary importance.

Our nation depends on rapid socio-industrial advancement for its economic base. How, in a government filled with proponents of laissez-faire, in a government afraid to take strong action because of a past generation’s unfounded fears of monarchial democracy, can we maintain ourselves as a bastion of the free world? Indeed, it seems the people who love democracy fear the only means for its continuation in our complex times.

You are the leaders of tomorrow, you are the generation of politicians that will be the deciding force of our great nation’s final status. As students of our government, you must learn the necessities and ideals for a democracy such as ours. You must learn the procedures of a legislature and the dealings of compromise. But most of all, you must learn not to be afraid of strong political idealism and leadership; indeed, you must propogate it.

Good luck and good debating.

Steven Sugarman
Miranda Olshansky

Russel and Angel

House of Representatives Republican Party

William P. Clarke - founder of NRHS Model Congress at far left
Steve Sugarman speaking next to Ari Rothman

1st Place Speaking Award Winner
Senate Republican
* Covington & Burling

New Rochelle High School
April 2, 1978

The school's Model Congress Club is the oldest and longest running high school level model congress in the country.

Model Congress originated at New Rochelle High School in 1964 when faculty advisor William P. Clarke sought an extracurricular outlet for bright students not engaged in sports.[16] Richard Nixon was the guest speaker at the club's first mock presidential convention in 1964.[16]

The club is focused around debating issues through the use of bills and parliamentary procedure. The club becomes a delegation when it debates in foreign congresses, both college congresses and those associated with the United Model Congreses. Each year the school holds a Model Congress weekend, hosting "foreign delegations" from other schools.

Model Congress, being a macrocosm of the government in Washington D.C., with the NRHS Model Congress XIV my first Model Congress, made the weekend of March 31 - April 2, 1978 my earliest portender of Washington, D.C. political dynamics.

Other Model Congress events I attended were one at a high school in Connecticut - IIRC the Edwin O. Smith H.S. in Storrs, CT - in the fall of 1978, the subsequent New Rochelle Model Congress XV, and that at Fordham HS in April 1979.

Jane 1971