#406 nature

f you down load the top picture zoom in upstream 50yards where tree is fallen over like bridge, look under/past the tree to the gravel bank and there is a dead baby moose 3-4yrs old.  He died naturally, as i had the rangers come down.

3 SISTERS #BLUEBOURBON #TURKEYS SITTING ON A CLUTCH OF OVER 40 EGGS, sure when they hatch ( they step on them etc, sop extra food) another girls is laying in garbage can and another in old chair #406 #pgoeltz #nature #ROCKIES #BITTERROOT #SALISH #KOOTENAI NATIVE INDIANS (I DOUBT ANY OF THEM WANT TO BE CALLED AMERICAN INDIANS, AFTER WE #SLAUGHTERED 90% OF THE REAL PEOPLE OF THIS LAND) #unitied #LUFTHANSA #PARTNER #UAL SUCKS WORST AIRLINE IN WORLD @UAL @UNITIEDAIRLINES #StarAlliance

oh its still freezing at night, just few snow flurries, another 1-2 months till 60s-70s.

ORLANDO TIED TO @SCVWD GEORGE KAMENJAITI

MIB

Orlando nightclub massacre eyewitnesses: ‘More than one shooter, snipers fired at police, someone blocked exits’

© AP
The back of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, June 12. Police say they used an APC to make these holes in the wall, through which many surviving hostages escaped. It’s undisclosed who made the bullet holes around the larger holes.

Yet another appalling mass murder in the US, the bloodiest yet, has once again focused world media attention on the Indispensable Nation. 50 dead, 53 wounded, and all the work of one ISIS-sympathizing, rabidly homophobic (though closet gay, apparently), Muslim-American, tax-paying, Mecca-visiting (yet non-religious), divorced, ‘disturbed’, ‘gentle’, NYPD-loving, America-hating, father-of-one terrorist working a steady job for 9 years with the world’s biggest private security firm.

An Everyman for our times then, it would seem.

The story goes that, at 2am on Sunday 12 June 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen walked into a dark nightclub packed with 320 people having a good time. Mateen is carrying an AR-15 rifle and 30 magazines of ammunition on his person. In the dark, beneath the flashing and strobing lights, he begins shooting and goes on to reload and empty his AR-15 rifle 30 times, firing nearly 1,000 rounds of .223 ammunition. In the process, he achieves the remarkable feat of killing or injuring one third of the people around him, the majority of his victims being shot multiple times, some as many as 12 times. And he does all this in under 7 minutes. Alone.

That, dear readers, is the ‘official story’, aka, ‘all the news that’s fit to print’.

Here’s the list of victims:

  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
  • Stanley Almodovar III, 23
  • Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
  • Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
  • Kimberly Morris, 37
  • Luis S. Vielma, 22
  • Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
  • Amanda Alvear, 25
  • Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
  • Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
  • Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
  • Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
  • Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
  • Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
  • Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
  • Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
  • Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33
  • Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
  • Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
  • Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
  • Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
  • Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26
  • Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
  • Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
  • Cory James Connell, 21
  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
  • Luis Daniel Conde, 39
  • Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
  • Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
  • Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
  • Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
  • Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
  • Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24
  • Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
  • Frank Hernandez, 27
  • Paul Terrell Henry, 41
  • Antonio Davon Brown, 29
  • Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
  • Akyra Murray, 18

Now let’s take a closer look at The Timeline (one version of it anyway), as reported by CNN:

The first shots were fired just after 2am, presumably at patrons inside the club. A police officer was on duty at, or in the vicinity of, the club. He was initially joined by two more police officers and they exchanged gunfire with ‘the shooter’, who was apparently outside the club at this point, but who then ran back into the club. How he got into the club in the first place, armed to the gills, isn’t disclosed.

Anyway, the first 3 cops were joined within minutes by “about 100 officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police Department.” At 2:09 am, nightclub employees sent a message via Facebook telling patrons to “get out of Pulse and keep running.” Then nothing happened for 3 hours, ostensibly because the remaining patrons were being held hostage. Police officials said they had to hang around all that time “to access the situation, get armored vehicles on the scene and make sure they had enough personnel.”

Access the situation? That’s either a typo and it should read ‘assess the situation’, or too many of those cops were idling in the nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.

The only thing of note, we’re told, that took place during that time was that the shooter called 911 to tell police that he was doing this for the leader of ISIS, who he named and pledged loyalty to, before expressing solidarity with the supposed perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings (which took place in 2013, before ‘ISIS’ existed) and solidarity with the Florida man who died in 2014 as a suicide bomber in Syria for Al-Nusra Front (a terrorist group the US State Department is working around the clock to distinguish from ISIS as ‘moderate’ because it is arming and funding it).

At about 5 am, SWAT police units used an armored vehicle to smash their way into the club, confront the suspect “in the doorway and shoot and kill him.” Another variant of that ending has the ‘lone wolf’ engage in a one-hour shoot out with SWAT units, subjecting them to “a hail of bullets” before he is killed. Job done, everyone goes home.

Florida governor Rick Scott then gave the ‘Orlando Strong’ speech…

“This was an attack on our people, an attack on Orlando, an attack on Florida, an attack on America, an attack on all of us.”

US president Barack Obama followed up with the ‘Love and Light’ speech…

“In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another. We will not give in to fear or turn against each other, instead we will stand united as Americans to protect our people, to defend our nation, and take action against those who threaten us.”

And that’s it; end of story.

There are, however, a few small details to iron out, like squaring the above with the following testimony provided by several people who were actually there at the club that night:

Part 1

Part 2

Multiple shooters coordinating a tactical assault on the club? Keeping exits blocked to maximize the death toll? Snipers keeping the cops at bay?

Who were these gunmen? Where did they go? Who do they work for? And more to the point, why isn’t the media reporting this, at least alongside the incredible story of a lone wolf whose astonishing kill rate put Hollywood action movie ‘heroes’ to shame?

The very fact that the Orlando mass shooting simultaneously targeted pretty much all of America’s fault lines points to the psychology of those behind it. We’re not looking at wayward chance here; we’re looking at someone or something that knows Americans better than they know themselves (and no one knows Americans better than their authority figures).

This is the terrorists (the actual ones) once again ‘hitting the paranoia switch’, as psychologist Martha Stout describes in her seminal work, reviewed here.

Then again, never mind; these are just trivial details and ‘conspiratorial’ speculation (based on eyewitness testimony). What’s really important is that everyone gets together to cry crocodile tears for people they wouldn’t ordinarily give a damn about, pledge their undying support for the military-industrial complex, and remember to vote this Fall for the most authoritarian ‘leader’ (take your pick between Killary and raging baby-man Trump) who will lead Americans (and the world) further down the road of global chaos and, quite possibly, ultimate destruction.

SCVWD Water District Board Expected to Fire CEO Beau Goldie TONIGHT.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors is expected to meet in closed session Thursday and fire CEO Beau Goldie.

An agenda for a closed session meeting says the head of the water district, which is responsible for whole-selling water and providing flood control for 1.9 million people, will be the subject of  “separation/discipline/dismissal/release.”

Another item on the agenda says an appointment will be made for an acting CEO. Possible successors to Goldie are not known at this time.

Goldie’s job status has been up in the air for the better part of a year. He came under fire last spring after concerns were raised aboutcontracts he signed with RMC Water and Environment, which is owned in part by the husband of one of Goldie’s top deputies. Goldie did not disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

Since that time, internal documents leaked and inadvertently releasedto the press suggest Goldie violated several district rules on the awarding of public contracts. The district has refused interview requests with Goldie for the last few months.

Goldie became CEO of the district in 2009. He worked his way up the ranks after joining the agency in 1984.

This story will be updated.

Josh Koehn is the news editor for San Jose Inside and Metro Newspaper. Email tips to josh@metronews.com or follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Koehn.

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  1. PGOELTZ Jan 13, 2016 @ 8:34 pm REPLY
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Thank god! now if they could get  rid of half the managers, the union, few others that sucks up

to upper management. of course there is some board that needs to go also, slowly they

will, notice the turnover. Its a shame another av tech is quitting, the district, let’s

see 3 fired IT managers, COUPLE TEMPS,psychopaths running the the district and IT DEPT. ITS

NO WONDER PEOPLE HAVE BAD WORDS AND MORE TRUTH COMES OUT ABOUT WASTED TAX DOLLARS,

NEPOTISM, DISCRIMINATION, GROSS VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, AND WITH THIS NEW RFP THEY

ARE CLEARLY TIRED OF THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WASTE IN THE BOARD ROOM AND WANT TO HIRE TEMP

WORKERS, WHO PRETTY MUCH HAVE DO RIGHTS!, SO SURE GEORGE K IS READY TO TAKE HELM OF THESE

WORKERS AND I PRAY THEY KEEP THERE OWN AV TECH ALTHOUGH WITH DUTIES OF APPRENTICE.
http://cas.valleywater.org/go.jsp?

act=actShowViewRFPScreen&tmstp=1452744331927&fld=fldHomeCntrName&srcde=dteCntrList&source=

scrHome&form=frmCntrList&ind=0&scr=scrViewRFP&id=1646848

iT’S A SHAME WE REBUILT GARBAGE, TO A GOOD SYSTEM, AND THEY DELIBERATELY TRY TO BREAK IT,

SO THEY CAN WASTE ANOTHER 3 MILLION, DO NOT BELIEVE THEY CAN UPGRADE TO HD, CHANGE,

REMOVE, REMODEL AND MORE BELLS WHISTLES FOR UNDER A MILLION, LET’S NOT FORGET COST ALREADY AND DISTRICT

COST AND PROJECT WILL SOAR, AS THEY HAVE NO CONCEPT OF DOING AV, TELL STAFF HOW TO USE

EQUIPMENT, HAVE OVER 150K OF TOP NOTCH PRO AUDIO AND VIDEO GEAR THAT WILL GO TO GEORGE’S

CHURCH.. FYI ALL GO EQUIPMENT GOES TO EMPLOYEE’S CHURCHES, SCHOOLS FRIENDS ETC, DO AN

AUDIT, DO AN AUDIT OF AV GEAR AND WHERE IT IS.

WELL it good they ax golden goldie boT ax the ones the screwed me, and threw my personal

item’S away. (it’s ok karma comes quick). few reminders from fired temp and good man.
How Do You Sleep At Night?
I contracted at the district. The general lack of ethics was joked about constantly.
The three midgets that run the IT department in descending order:

a-The idiot who came highly recommended by a senior staff member (Deputy)
b-The Spineless One (Unit Manager)
c-The Sociopath (Help Desk Supervisor)

These three abusive A**HOLES should be investigated!!!!

They are just as guilty as ANYONE at the district. I’m sure everyone is more concerned

with the CEO and the larger, more exposed issues at hand. But these “men”, probably handle

quite a bit of the taxpayer dollars, and they, in turn, should be looked at as a

department. They should be investigated for prejudice, impartial treatment of employees,

nepotism, racism, falsifying documents, destroying evidence in the form of e-mails and

documents, and in general: MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO PUT IN A LEGITIMATE 8 HOURS

AND GET PAID FOR A HARD DAY WORKED!

Guys like this are on easy street at the SCVWD and it’s just one cover-up after another.

They know where the bodies are buried. Maybe they get a cut from the Board Room

upgrades??? They are like corporate mobsters. But that would be giving them too much

credit. They are like COCKROACHES, and dear Mr. District Attorney please be ready when you

turn on the lights……

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/11/04/water-district-redacts-interview-about-staff-

sharing-nude-photos-racist-jokes-with-work-emails/
http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/10/09/water-district-ceo-beau-goldie-on-the-chopping-

block-travels-to-savannah-georgia-to-duck-board/
http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/10/09/water-district-ceo-beau-goldie-on-the-chopping-

block-travels-to-savannah-georgia-to-duck-board/
http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/12/08/water-district-ceo-can-do-what-he-wants-no-paper-

trail-needed/
http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/11/06/ceo-staff-misled-water-district-board-about-rmc-

contracts/

don’t forget to read what we have been complaining about for years, and i will not stop

till i get my 1300$ and the above mentioned mangers outed.

https://pgoeltz.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/diversityaudit2012.pdf expailns it all.

https://pgoeltz.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/joe-handout.pdf

https://pgoeltz.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/scvwd-ray-10-28-2014.pdf

https://pgoeltz.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/scvwd-pgoeltz-10-28-2014.pdf

You would think a tax sucking agency could do better, but the management and upper staff

or leadership is pretty much corrupt. contact me for more info facts, names, more rmc

like waste in the board room and IT dept and other depts i have seen. It’s your water

are tax for them to waste on junk take the new unused laboratory 80% not used, george put

av gear in but there is no support nor use for this gear? why ask a manager that has no

concept of av, ask a tech.
info @pgoeltz pgoeltz@yahoo.com
408-899-9692

Koehn- you’re nothing but a lackey. A poor man’s journalist. No wonder know one will hire you.

I no what you did there.

Biggest idiotic writing style pet peeves. Misusing Know, No; They, They’re, Their, there. Too and to I get mixed signals from people on proper use, but I choose to believe what my favorite English teacher taught me. It’s either an adjective (too, too many, expressing excess) or as a replacement for the word “Also”.

Sorry RMC.. or maybe it’s not me but are savour from metro??..Well you will find me a most pleasant person, don’t have a degree in writing, but i think the point is clear. telling about the mayhem as others have at scvwd. bugs my mom also and she is a teacher, main point your tax dollars or prop tax is being misused . call/email me anytime. bidders, george, happy to engage.

I find your lack of pronouns disturbing….

Poor Robert got his little pet peeve offended, thought only Grandmas have pet peeves!! Maybe you should consult your pet rock that you got offended by a two letter word, that more likely was done purposely. Since you cannot comprehend the bigger story here, not surprised you commented on that!!

Wow that’s actually some nice writing there bro. No, I get the bigger picture of this story. Goldie used his influence to get his wife contracts, irresponsible spending in other departments under his command.

Here I’ll say something.

RMC Water and Beau have shamed my initials of “RMC” and are no longer allowed to use it. Furthermore, Beau, you have brought shame to the “Distinguished Mustache Gentlemens Club.” Please see your way out the door and turn in your badge to security on the way out.

Happy now?

Why is talking about Koehn’s career a thing? I remember Daily Fetch used to do this as well (talking about how Koehn was trying to get a job with NBC).

What’s the backstory here? Cousin Cortese do you know?

Superficially it seems like Koehn can only do this work here (long form investigative reports on important local political issues). You know the dude writes about food as well right haters?

@rmc well i love you either way! not the enemy, the enemy is you water district. i also find my writing disturbing, however it lets the readers know what’s going on.

What these comments are missing is the obligatory Darcie Green reference! Let’s remember that Barbara Keegan, chair of the Board of Directors of SCVWD, very recently resigned from the board of DAWN, of which Darcie Green was president. Chair Keegan’s resume says she’s a licensed civil engineer with two degrees from San José State. I don’t live in her district or know anything else about her, but to me that makes her way more qualified to be on either a board of education or a water board than Darcie Green.

Here’s a little musical accompaniment for the impending climax of the stories of Beau & Darcie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pjPTfygX3U

Let’s give it up for both of them plus all the gals at DAWN plus all the civil engineers at RMC as they stride off into the sunset!

As for Josh Koehn, at least a million people in Santa Clara County have no idea what he has done for them by terminating the careers of these two “public servants”. If only little Santa Cruz County could rate a serious, objective muckraker of his caliber. The paper would be twice as thick.

So looking at some of the links above and SCVWD website. A couple of years ago employees spoke up in item 2.1
http://scvwd.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=1182

And now a RFP is online to operate the AV Boardroom. Did these employees leave or were terminated?
Something fishy going on with this as well it seems!

http://cas.valleywater.org/go.jsp

The manager and IT unit manager decided to stop upgrades, and ongoing work, and to allow things to break, software get old etc, even take out the VC equipment and more to try and justify a new boardroom follow all the links Beau, ravi, CAO , fung and george lied about what is in the boardroom and what the system can do, its all on tape as they got up and lied before the board. We have been complaining for 5 years about management fraud, this is another RMC, there is 1000s worth of unused equipment, and missing equipment, yes i left and the other av person now they want to take away his job for temp workers, if you read the statement of a fired temp, you don’t want to be a temp there. again want more info ask i have dates, names, places etc. and there is a purchase trail showing over 3 million spent on boardroom and upgrades, and if you read rfp they claim they will upgrade in 2yrs, if they would have continued maintenance, and not forced the SR IT tech out the system would be buzzin. you would leave also if your manager told the unit you are a drug store and walks employees around the lake and tell them made up stories about co workers, I cannot say why they have not got rid of the other tech, but clearly he has spoken up regarding IT management lies, about the boardroom as i have. this rfp is proof they want people they can fire at a whim.
call email anytime info above.
pg

Robert you still can’t comprehend ! Go talk to your pet rock!! Beau did not give contracts to his WIFE!
Stop while your behind BRO! Lol

How many user names do you have? Wife? wife of RMC head that worked for him? Tish, small details. Overall he was a bad man, who did bad things, and he’s getting fired. Is there really more to understand than that?

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT LOOK LIKE FOOLS 10 28 14 LYING CAO CEO STAFF READ WATCH TRUTH

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT LOOK LIKE FOOLS 10 28 14 LYING CAO CEO STAFF READ WATCH TRUTH.

 

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT LOOK LIKE FOOLS 10 28 14 LYING CAO CEO STAFF READ WATCH TRUTH

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT LOOK LIKE FOOLS 10 28 14 LYING CAO CEO STAFF READ WATCH TRUTH. FUNNY 2 COPS THERE THAT NIGHT.

scvwd ray 10 28 2014 RAYS STORY  LOOK WHAT THE AV TECH HAS TO SAY ABOUT THINGS.  REMINDS ME OF THE AUDIT 2012 THEY HAD THAT EXPLAINS MANAGEMENTS BEHAVIOR. (READ IT. DiversityAudit2012

SCVWD PGOELTZ 10 28 2014 PAULS STORY  MY STORY AND MY HANDOUT FROM  2012 WHEN WE FIRST BLEW THE WHISTLE, FUNNY AS THEY ALL JUST KEEP GOING WITH THE LIES.

SCVWD SELLING ART WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS????

TWO SPEECHES ON 10 28 2014 BUT GO TO VALLEYWATER.ORG AND WATCH THIS GUY DOUG……… JUST RIP THEM A NEW ASSHOLE

item 2.1   timestamp 16.51-over 45 mn long

http://scvwd.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=1182

2.1          Public Hearing on the Engineer’s Report for Boardroom Audiovisual Modernization Project; Resolution to Approve the Engineer’s Report and Project; Adopt Plans and Specifications and Authorize Advertisement for Bids, Project No. 60204016 (San Jose).  (S. Tikekar)

http://scvwd.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=1182

via SCVWD @SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT BOARD ROOM UPGRADE

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER ADDING FECAL MATTER TO WATER AND 1.5 MILLION NEW BOARDROOM

POOP INJECTIONS ARE THE HOT NEW DIY MEDICAL TREATMENT

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER ADDING FECAL MATTER TO WATER AND 1.5 MILLION NEW BOARDROOM  (FECAL STORY 1ST br 2ND)

By Mike Pearl and Wendy Syfret

Helicobacter Pylori, a common stomach bacteria. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Jeff Leach is a former anthropologist and the founder of American Gut and the Human Food Project, initiatives aimed at a far-reaching insight into our relationship with our gut fauna, the microbes that live in our digestive tracts. Ever since his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes ten years ago, Leach’s been on a quest to right whatever microbial wrong he believes he unwittingly committed by allowing her to be born into an environment without enough bacteria and other microorganisms.

Late last month Leach’s journey took an odd and controversial turn, when he announced that he was replacing all the microbes in his intestines with the microbes belonging to the Tanzanian hunter-gatherers he was living with. According to a blog post pened on September 30, he “inserted a turkey baster into my bum and injected the feces of a Hadza man.”

Hunter-gatherers, Leach told VICE, are “connected to the world in a way that we’ve always been until recently: the children are born in the dirt, they’re breastfed for an extended period, and men are covered in the blood and feces and stomach contents of animals. They haven’t been overrun by medications of the modern world. These people are the microbial Noah’s Arc.”

Over the past two years or so, others have tried similar projects, giving themselves enemas full of the poop of healthy people; they claim the DIY procedure provides almost instant relief from the symptoms of diseases including ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.The ideas behind these sort of treatments are challenged by some. The anthropologist and pseudoscience debunker John Hawks called Leach’s experiment “just wrong,” and on October 2, Jack A. Gilbert, a sometime colleague of Leach’s, published a paper warning that sloppy science, or sloppy science journalism, might cause people to perform risky and inappropriate procedures on themselves.

But at the same time that this field is being taken over by “citizen scientists,” real strides are being made. As the New York Times reported recently, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston just developed a pill that provides effective relief for sufferers of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a common and painful bacterial infection. The pill contains human poop, but swallowing shit that way is a much simpler and more comfortable than full-on fecal transplants.

These treatments are about helping a favorable community—for lack of a better term—of bacteria grow inside of you in the hope that it will overwhelm the nasty C. diff bacteria. In other words, bacteria don’t simply make diseases disappear, and putting other people’s poop up your rear end isn’t a cure-all.

“I think people have grabbed onto this as sort of magical thinking: If I could just get a fecal transplant, my Crohn’s disease would be gone!” said Dr. Elizabeth Hohmann, who helped develop the poop pills. But while there’s good science behind fecal transplants, Leach’s experiment sounded dangerous, she added. “Taking some bushman’s stool and injecting it up your butt, especially if you’re not an ill person, that doesn’t make any medical sense to me and I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.”

The problem with ordinary people shooting poop up their anuses, Hohmann said, is that there’s not enough data on these procedures and the benefits and risks. “We get into the questions of, Is this something you would need to repeat, how many times, what is the minimum dose?

Leach was aware of the dangers of his experiment, and did try to be as safe as one can be when injecting a stranger’s poop into one’s bottom in the middle of Tanzania.

“We took the [poop donor] to a small hospital and had [HIV] tests done. The risk was I didn’t know anything about his parasites but I’m not necessarily overly concerned with parasites,” he said. “There’re a lot of bad parasites out there, but there are parasites that maybe my immune system would appreciate.”

In the six weeks since the procedure, Leach has been collecting stool, blood, and urine samples from himself to track what’s happening to him. He didn’t report suffering from any illnesses, but he has lost 16 pounds without changing his diet. When VICE spoke to him he was in good spirits.

“I think the fecal transplant stuff is going to become very mainstream,” he said. “We used to not talk about marijuana and now that’s front and center and acceptable.”

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