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Old 14-11-2015, 09:03 PM   #102
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Who Dares Wins, Part 7 of 14..
Metam sodium is an organosulfur compound (formally a dithiocarbamate), which is used as a soil fumigant, pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide.. It is one of the most widely used pesticides in the US, with approximately 60 million pounds used in 2001.. Metam sodium is the sodium salt of methyl dithiocarbamate..Upon exposure to the environment, metam sodium decomposes to form methyl isothiocyanate...


Methyl isothiocyanate is the organosulfur compound with the formula CH3N=C=S.. This low melting colourless solid is a powerful lachrymator.. As a precursor to a variety of valuable bioactive compounds, it is the most important organic isothiocyanate in industry..Commercial products include "Spike", "Ustilan," and "Erbotan".. Well known pharmaceuticals prepared using MITC include Zantac and Tagamet..MITC is a dangerous lachrymator as well as being poisonous...

Bertrand Russell noted..The Orphics were an ascetic sect; wine, to them, was only a symbol, as, later, in the Christian sacrament.. The intoxication that they sought was that of "enthusiasm," of union with the god.. They believed themselves, in this way, to acquire mystic knowledge not obtainable by ordinary means.. This mystical element entered into Greek philosophy with Pythagoras, who was a reformer of Orphism as Orpheus was a reformer of the religion of Dionysus.. From Pythagoras Orphic elements entered into the philosophy of Plato, and from Plato into most later philosophy that was in any degree religious..According to a Late Antique summary of Aeschylus' lost play Bassarids, Orpheus at the end of his life disdained the worship of all gods except the sun, whom he called Apollo..3361 Orpheus (1982 HR) is an Apollo asteroid..The Asuras were older than their half-brothers the Gods.. They acquired great possessions in the three worlds, but because they did not sacrifice to each other, because they did not visit holy places, they did not acquire great powers within themselves... I probably should have told you this before but you see..insanity runs in my family..It practically gallops..Mr. President, may I have the pleasure of presenting..But, darling - Niagara Falls...
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