The importance of Milk is described in the 1st season 5th episode of Gotham. Why certain people need to drink a lot of milk. The shift towards removing one’s ability to have access to raw milk is real. Click the picture below to get The Raw Milk Revolution, Behind America’s Emerging Battle of Food Rights to see more about this issue.
I believe the Movie It by Stephen King is about milk. Authrits in the joints from increased calcium deposits is believed to be connect in some way to milk. Of course the It is a mythological creature having many layers of symbolism. Re-watch the movie. Towards the end they drop some connecting nuggets. Maybe the “It” is lactose.
“A landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It.
“Stephen King’s most mature work” (St. Petersburg Times), “It will overwhelm you… to be read in a well-lit room only” (Los Angeles Times).
A new recruit in Captain Sarah Essen’s Gotham City Police Department, Detective James Gordon is paired with Harvey Bullock to solve one of Gotham’s highest-profile cases: the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. During his investigation, Gordon meets the Waynes’ son, Bruce, now in the care of his butler Alfred Pennyworth, which further compels Gordon to catch the killer. Along the way, Gordon must confront gang boss Fish Mooney, as well as many of Gotham’s future villains, such as Selina Kyle and Oswald Cobblepot. Eventually, Gordon is forced to form an unlikely friendship with Wayne, one that will help shape the boy’s future in becoming the Dark Knight
Opening scene…..Selina Kyle prowls the rooftops of Gotham City, stopping to stand by a gargoyle before dropping down onto the streets. Walking down a crowded sidewalk, she uses her knife to cut the bottom of a woman’s grocery bag, quickly taking one of her cartons of milk. Continuing down the street, she also pickpockets a man, though he notices this, and begins chasing after her, though she manages to escape by jumping onto a nearby fire escape, and after successfully escaping, getting off in a nearby alley where she gives some of the milk to an alley cat. While in the alley, she notices a family coming her way, and makes her way back atop another fire escape………..
Gotham: Viper Season 1 Episode 5
Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug that causes euphoria then death. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot works his way deeper into Maroni’s inner circle and Fish Mooney continues to plot against Falcone.
Bruce continues his thorough investigation of the Arkham project, explaining to Alfred that he is trying to find out how both the Maroni and Falcone crime families managed to get a stake in Arkham without anyone at Wayne Enterprises doing anything to stop them.
At Bamonte’s, Maroni is still furious about the robbery of the restaurant, and orders Frankie to organize a robbery of Falcone’s casino, while the restaurant’s new manager, Oswald Cobblepot, listens in on every detail.
Elsewhere in Gotham, a man with a disfigured ear hands a street guitarist wearing a green jacket, black tshirt with white “DON’T” writing written many times across and down the shirt and red faint “CARE” writing, Brunette hair color on a small glass vial with a green substance inside. Seeing the words “breathe me” on the bottle, the guitarist shrugs and inhales it. He gets an extreme high euphoria, hair changes color from brunette to black, skin and eyes change to a reptilian/human hybrid essence with black blood showing in his forehead and neck viens and the scene end with a smile on his face as if the guitarist was now a new being. Moments later the musician breaks into a convenience store and starts guzzling milk off the shelve. The islamic store clerk owner says “Hey, you got to pay for that”, . The guitarist stops drink the milk, burps, looks at the owner throws up to the clerk the sign of the baphomet hand formation (representing lucifer…kick out of heaven because of music and other things, devil, satanic goat…black man), and simultaneously responds “Do not vex me mortal”, turns back to the milk shelves, grabs another gallon of milk and proceeds to continue guzzling the milk into his body. The store clerk owner walks out from the the counter say “Yah” with a baseball bat in his hand, as he is coming to confront the guitarist and says “Suit yourself Zeus (God connection)” as the guitarist is continuing to drink, raises the bat with own hand and proceeds to swing it at the guys head with the intent to strike him down. The guitarist grabs the bat with his left hand before it hits his head while stirring down the store clerk owner, with a slight smirk on the guitarist face, exhibiting his superior strength. The store clerk owner is shocked and coils his aggression to a submissive mode. The guitarist grabs the bat out of the clerks hands while taking a step back. Point of view shot captures the silver on the left index figure hand holding the bat signifying references are power and authority, seeking spiritual enlightenment and gay; We also see the brown and wood Mala Beads on left wrist signifying Awakening. Spiritual promise, dedication, faith, provides stability and grounds mentally, physically, and spiritually, Inspires inner stability, self-confidence, composure, and maturity, Improves concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. Positioned across his chest horizontally is the bat he then has in his right hand (wearing a white baphomet silver ring on his ring figure); then moves his left hand to grip the other side of the bat. With the two symbolic kundalini forces working together (with a burst of inhuman strength) he breaks the bat instantaneously, bringing each piece down to his side, “DON’T CARE” tshirt clearly visible in middle of screen, right above his black hair sign says cold, in front of him a sign reads fun…while the guitarist is smiling at the store clerk owner…simultaneously changing skin, eyes and hair color back to the reptilian/human hybrid essence, proceeding to walk towards him while the clerk walks backwards with both hands up the scene ends.
Close by, Detectives Gordon and Bullock are in the middle of lunch, when they hear the sound of the alarm. Jim runs to the store, while Bullock protests that they are off-duty, on lunch, but follows half-heartedly. Gordan walks into the store which is trashed…empty mik gallon jugs, cottage cheese, whip cream pints, whip cream sprayer cans and guitar case on the ground as if the guitarist had an milk product devouring field day. They are lead to the signalling of the clerk moaning “over here”. Gordon interviews the store owner, badly injured, who reports that the attacker started going crazy, before pulling the store’s ATM machine out of the wall and taking off with it. Bullock tries to cut the interview short, saying they are homicide detectives, and this is not their problem, since no one was killed. Gordon asks the owner to describe the attacker’s vehicle, and the owner says that is just it, there wasn’t one – the man ripped the ATM out of the wall with his bare hands. Gordon and Bullock trade a look, realizing that something unusual and dangerous is going on.
The store scene dialogue goes as follows:
Gordon: You alright sir? You ok?
Clerk: Thank God your here!
Bullock: Anybody dead?
Clerk: I don’t think so. Some guy. He was stilling milk. I had tried to stop him. He hales away my ATM machine.
Bullock: Alright, nobody dead, we’re on the site and it’s lunch, so have a good day sir, call 911 and someone will take good care of you.
Gordon: Wait a minute. One guy did this, tore your store up and stole your ATM over milk.
Clerk: a skinny ass dude, a guitar case, drinking milk like there is no more cows. “Do vex me mortal” he says.
Gordon: Sorry, what?!
Clerk: Listen, if I had a dollar for every hobo skees-er who walks through that door thinks they’re God, I wouldn’t be here, but this son of a bitch, he was not fooling around.
Gordon: Alright, did you get a description of the vehicle, license plate, something.
Clerk: He did not have a vehicle.
Bullock: How did he pull the ATM from the wall? How did he take it away?
Clerk: that’s what I’m tell’in you man he took it out of here with his bare hands.
Scene shifts to guitartist running down the street with the ATM on his back with a mischievous look on his face like the cheshire cat.
Gotham Logo title shows on screen.
At her nightclub, Fish Mooney is training Liza to sing a particular aria. Liza has trouble and starts to complain, causing Fish to reprimand her.
At a warehouse, Carmine Falcone meets a gathering of his capos, including Fish. Falcone begins by assuring them that their partial share in the Arkham development project is not a loss, they will all profit from it and a crime war was averted. Falcone’s Russian subordinate, Nikolai disagrees, saying that Maroni will be emboldened by his success and the Falcones should strike back first. This leads to an argument between Nikolai and Fish, with Nikolai throwing in a few comments about a woman’s “proper” place among men in his country. Falcone cuts in, reminding them that they are family.
Gordon and Bullock began to explore Gotham in search of information about the drug addict musician. A photo copied from the store’s security camera is recognized by a prostitute named Charmagne, who names the man as Benny and directs them to his usual hangout. The two detectives find him under a bridge, amid piles of empty milk bottles. Benny is convulsing and pleading for help, saying the drug that the man with the disfigured ear gave him felt wonderful at first, but now it’s doing something bad to him. Gordon says they can help him, but Benny throws them back with another burst of strength, then lifts the ATM machine over his head, preparing to throw it at them – before his skin turns pale and his face becomes disfigured and out of shape, and he collapses, dropping the ATM on himself. Gordon worries aloud what might happen if there is any more of this mystery drug in Gotham. Later that night, the same man hands out more vials of the drug throughout the city.
At Wayne Manor, Bruce delves further into his family’s business, deciding to attend a charity event organized by the company and interact with members of the board.
The next day both the streets of Gotham and the GCPD are overrun by people under the influence of the drug, dubbed “Viper”. After running tests on the drug, Edward Nygma, totally fascinated by the situation, reports to the detectives and Captain Essen that the drug fuels the subject’s super-strength by consuming the body’s calcium at a hyperactive rate – hence the subject’s need to replenish calcium by drinking milk.
Nygma: It’s really quite remarkable
Diologue: Viper somehow activates unused DNA. The body starts to burn calcium from the skeletal system as fuel (Nyma looks at the black woman Captain Essen then looks back to Gordon) hence the victim has craving for milk and cheese. Their desperately trying to replace the missing calcium. But it can’t consume enough (Nyma taking a step toward the black woman) essentially their bones crumble (Baphomet symbol in faint right side background to Nygma) then they suffocate and die. Point of view shot at Gordan and Bullock. Gordon looking at Nygma. Bullock looking at captain Essen that black woman.
Gordon: You seen anything like this before
Nygma: No! Nobody has (mischievously lying through his teeth, no one catches it. He also has a slight bit of excitement and fascination about the subject, a look and a slight smile in the direction of Bullock) totally new. No body knows how thrilled I am to be…(Captain Essen: cuts him off)
Captain Essen: No new reports for an hour now. Maybe their done, Maybe they’ve run out of this stuff?
Gordon: I doubt it (He suspects that her theory is mute).
Who would put this on the street? Why? (posing the question to Gordorn and Bullock (point of view shot at Nygma who is trying to hold his face together, blinks more so on left eye, as if not to give away anything that he may have some inside information about how the drug came about) They’re not even selling it. They are giving it away.
Bullock: That’s how you create the demand (shaking his head up and down looking at Captain Essen).
Captain Essen: for a drug that kills you that fast?!
Gordon: Well, (then looking at Captain Essen) first it makes you king of the world. They’ll be takers.
Bullock: there will be mayhem, that’s for sure. But it’s scale on scalemate (are dragon plush dolls) (Sounds like statemate; a position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check but cannot move except into check.) And if we keep the decent citizens indoors for a couple of week. Let the scumbags have at it (Gordon looks at Nyma while Bullock looks at Captain Essen) Voila!!! The end of crime.
Captain Essen: Yah, that’s a nice thought. But no.
Gordon: This stuff seems hard to make, no? ( looking at Nyma)
Nyma: Oh (responds as if he was unsure to enter back into the conversation amongst Captain Essen, Bullock and Gordon…ignoring his presence while the three of them talked) It takes a high level of technical sophistication. A state of the art lab made this stuff.
Gordon: So who has the biggest and best lab in the city?
Nyma: The Best. Is Wellsign.
Captain Essen: But they are not the best. They are a subsidiary of Wayne enterprises a multi billion dollar corporation. Why would they be doing this?
Gordon: I don’t know but we might well start at the top.
The problem is, the consumption is too rapid, and eventually the subject’s bones crumble and they die of suffocation. Essen asks why anyone would be giving away samples of such a dangerous substance, and Gordon theorizes that they are creating a demand and plan to eventually sell the drug on the streets. Essen finds it hard to believe that anyone would pay money for a drug that kills 100% of its users, but Bullock says that before it kills them, it makes them feel wonderful and gives them super-strength, so some junkies in Gotham will be desperate enough to take it.
Gordon asks Nigma how the drug is manufactured, and Nigma says that the process is incredibly sophisticated, and only someone with access to a state-of-the-art lab could do it. Gordon then asks who has the best-equipped lab in the city, and Nigma responds, WellZyn, a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises. They are interrupted when Charmagne, the drug’s latest victim, goes berserk before she can be put into the holding cells, throwing several officers around the room before the final effects of the drug take hold of her, and she collapses in a shapeless heap, dead. Nigma looks at the death scene with an intense gaze of excitement and says “Fascinating”.
At Bamonte’s, Maroni and Frankie are still arguing, with Frankie saying that Falcone’s casino is too well-guarded, and robbing it will cost them too many men. Determined to show his worth, Oswald approaches the table and says he knows a janitor who worked at the casino, who would know about the building’s access tunnels. Maroni asks him how he knows this, and Oswald admits that he used to work for Fish Mooney. Maroni laughs, saying that makes for a funny story – before slamming Oswald’s head down onto the table.
At the GCPD, Gordon and Bullock receive a visit from Taylor Reece, an attorney for WellZyn, who assures them that WellZyn has no connection to the manufacture of Viper, and that legal action will be taken against anyone who claims as much, but she is there to help them. Gordon gives her Benny’s description of the man with the disfigured ear, and she identifies the man as Stan Potolsky, a biochemist formerly employed at WellZyn who became unhappy with his work and tried to cut off his own ear in protest, before he quit.
While Harvey leaves to get an arrest warrant for Potolsky, Jim receives a visit from Frankie Carbone, who asks Gordon to meet with Don Maroni. Gordon tries to refuse, but Frankie asks if the name Oswald Cobblepot means anything to him. Gordon freezes.
Arriving at Bamonte’s, Gordon is greeted by Maroni, with a battered Cobblepot sitting at his right hand. Maroni asks Gordon to tell him the exact same story that Cobblepot did, and if their stories match, then Cobblepot is telling the truth; if they do not, then one of them is lying and Maroni will kill both of them. Gordon, unable to know exactly what Cobblepot told Maroni, decides to go with the truth: that he was investigating the murder of the Wayne family, and was used as a pawn in a conspiracy between the GCPD and Falcone to frame Mario Pepper for the murders; that to ensure his silence, Falcone ordered him to kill Cobblepot, but Gordon did not. Maroni absorbs that, then asks whether anyone – the GCPD, Mooney, or the Major Crimes Unit Detectives Cobblepot snitched to – knows he is still alive. Gordon wryly responds that if anyone did, they’d both be dead already. Maroni is delighted: not only is Cobblepot telling the truth, but his very existence gives Maroni a “brand-new weapon” against Falcone. Maroni thanks Gordon for his candor, and sends him on his way, warning him to keep his mouth shut.
Back at GCPD, Bullock dumps out a box of Potolsky’s possessions, saying the man is a classic loner – no family, no friends, and no one he’s really close to. Gordon looks through the box and sees a photograph of Potolsky with an old college professor of his.
The detectives interview Professor Isaac Steiner at Gotham University, who explains that Potolsky, while a biochemist by training, always had a deep interest in philosophy, and often came to Steiner when he felt morally conflicted about his work. Bullock is confused – Reece told them that Potolsky made shampoo and other domestic products, what’s morally troubling about that? Steiner gives a bark of laughter and says WellZyn lied to them: Potalsky was actually put to work on biological warfare research – specifically, designing epigenetic drugs that could create “super-soldiers.” Gordon mentions Viper’s nasty side-effects, and Steiner responds that Viper was just the first test strain, and WellZyn eventually succeeded in creating a non-lethal version, called Venom. Steiner then explains that Potolsky pleaded with his bosses to stop the research, but when they refused, he went directly to Thomas Wayne. Wayne apparently succeeded in shutting the project down, but after his death, it was immediately reinstated, and Potolsky quit in disgust.
Gordon notes that Steiner doesn’t seem particularly upset at learning of the destruction Potolsky is causing, and quickly deduces that he and Steiner are working together. Steiner congratulates Gordon on asking the right question, then grabs a vial of Viper from the candy dish on his desk and inhales it. Gordon is forced to shoot down the old man as he is about to kill Bullock. Before Steiner dies, Gordon demands to know what Potolsky’s next target is, and the professor wheezes that Potolosky is going to strike back against Wayne Enterpises, and their empty “altruism” will not erase their crimes. Gordon realizes that Potolsky plans to target Wayne Enterprises’ charity event that afternoon.
Disguised as a waiter, Stan Potolosky sneaks into the hotel with a full tank of Viper, and then goes to the roof to connect it to the ventilation system.
Alfred escorts Bruce to the party, and he is introduced to Molly Mathis, a member of Wayne Enterprises’ board of directors. Bruce wants to discuss the irregularities he found in the Arkham project, but they are interrupted when Potolsky appears on the television screens, saying he produced Viper while he was employed at WellZyn, and Wayne Enterprises is ultimately responsible for the suffering the drug has created. Bruce turns to Mathis and asks if this is true, and she replies, absolutely not.
Simultaneously, Gordon and Bullock arrive and tell everyone to evacuate the building. Thanks to their warning, the ballroom empties before the Viper arrives through the air ducts.
Gordon goes to the roof to confront Potolsky. He says his work is done, and WellZyn has been exposed, but if Gordon wants further proof, he should look inside “Warehouse 39.” With that, he throws himself off the ledge of the roof and falls to his death.
Later, Gordon and Bullock visit the Warehouse, but are surprised to find an empty lab inside. Outside, Molly Mathis watches them from the backseat of a limousine, while confirming to someone at the other end of her cell phone that the warehouse was cleared before the detectives arrived, and they will find nothing.
At Wayne Manor, Alfred decides to help Bruce with his investigation. At first, he thought Bruce was chasing shadows, but the chaos at the party has made him wonder if there is really corruption within Wayne Enterprises, and whether that corruption had something to do with the Waynes’ deaths.
Outside of Falcone’s casino, Maroni, Cobblepot, and Frankie sit in a car, driving away after Maroni’s men run outside with bags of stolen money. Maroni is delighted and congratulates Cobblepot for his role in their success.
Elsewhere, Fish and Nikolai share a night of passion while reviewing their plan to bring down Falcone.
Falcone, while feeding pigeons in a park, is enraptured when Liza walks past, humming the same aria that his mother used to sing to him as a child. Feigning surprise, she sits beside him and hands him one of her ear buds so they can listen to it together.
The Arch Degree: CIVIL WAR DECODED: ALL ROADS LEAD TO WAKANDA
Gotham is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon, while Heller executive-produces, along with Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot.
Originally the series would have related only Gordon’s early days on the Gotham City Police Department, but the series subsequently included the Wayne character and the origin stories of several Batman villains, including the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, the Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, and Hugo Strange.
In the first season, a new recruit in the Gotham City Police Department named James Gordon is paired with veteran detective Harvey Bullock to solve one of Gotham City’s highest-profile cases: the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. During his investigation, Gordon meets the Waynes’ son Bruce who is now in the care of his butler Alfred Pennyworth. Meeting the younger Wayne further compels Gordon to catch the mysterious killer. Other characters encountered early on include low-level gang member Oswald Cobblepot, forensics worker Edward Nygma, street orphans Selina Kyle and Ivy “Pamela” Pepper, assistant district attorney Harvey Dent, and medical doctor Leslie Thompkins. Gordon becomes involved with Gotham’s crime families and associates including gangster Fish Mooney, Don Carmine Falcone, and Don Salvatore Maroni. Eventually, Gordon forms an unlikely friendship with Bruce, one that will help shape the boy’s future in becoming Batman.
In the second season taking place one month later, Gordon deals with a series of events that are being secretly orchestrated by Theo Galavan and his sister Tabitha as part of an elaborate plan to take over Gotham as the new Mayor of Gotham City, which involved Mayor Aubrey James’ abduction and exacting revenge against the Wayne Family with help from the Order of St. Dumas. After Galavan is subsequently murdered in his run for mayor, the Gotham City Police Department deals with the actions of Victor Fries. At the same time, the enigmatic Hugo Strange and his assistant Ethel Peabody conduct a series of bizarre experiments underneath Arkham Asylum in the underground Indian Hill facility that is secretly owned by Wayne Enterprises and overseen by the Court.
In the third season taking place six months later, Gordon has become a bounty hunter as he works to track down Indian Hill experiments that escaped six months earlier as well as a revived Fish Mooney who has recruited some of the Indian Hill experiments to form another version of her gang. While planning to get Leslie Thompkins back, he also encounters Carmine Falcone’s son Mario Calvi. Gordon also has to tangle with hypnotist Jervis Tetch who arrives in Gotham City to look for his lost sister Alice Tetch. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot runs against Aubrey James for Mayor of Gotham City after some elected Gotham City officials ran it following Theo Galavan’s death. Cobblepot wins in a landslide. While Jim rejoins the GCPD, the city plunges into a state of corruption: Alice Tetch’s poisonous blood drives many crazy, including Captain Nathaniel Barnes and Mario Calvi. The deceased Jerome Valeska’s followers led by Dwight Pollard revive him back to life and later attempts to continue his previous vendetta against the city and Bruce until he is defeated by Bruce and Gordon.
Beginning in 2006, the agriculture departments of several large states-with backing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-launched a major crackdown on small dairies producing raw milk. Replete with undercover agents, sting operations, surprise raids, questionable test-lab results, mysterious illnesses, propaganda blitzes, and grand jury investigations, the crackdown was designed to disrupt the supply of unpasteurized milk to growing legions of consumers demanding healthier and more flavorful food.
The Raw Milk Revolution takes readers behind the scenes of the government’s tough and occasionally brutal intimidation tactics, as seen through the eyes of milk producers, government regulators, scientists, prosecutors, and consumers. It is a disturbing story involving marginally legal police tactics and investigation techniques, with young children used as political pawns in a highly charged atmosphere of fear and retribution.
Are regulators’ claims that raw milk poses a public health threat legitimate? That turns out to be a matter of considerable debate. In assessing the threat, The Raw Milk Revolution reveals that the government’s campaign, ostensibly designed to protect consumers from pathogens like salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, and listeria, was based in a number of cases on suspect laboratory findings and illnesses attributed to raw milk that could well have had other causes, including, in some cases, pasteurized milk.
David Gumpert dares to ask whether regulators have the public’s interest in mind or the economic interests of dairy conglomerates. He assesses how the government’s anti-raw-milk campaign fits into a troublesome pattern of expanding government efforts to sanitize the food supply-even in the face of ever-increasing rates of chronic disease like asthma, diabetes, and allergies. The Raw Milk Revolution provides an unsettling view of the future, in which nutritionally dense foods may be available largely through underground channels.