While deferring to your decision, since this is after all your forum :),
I disagree about pulling the post.
It didn't seem to be a marketing post to me.
No avoiding the fact that we already know jcrows sells the stuff.
It is also true that Jeff has consistently been correct on his regulatory information and the dates thereof. Most other folks, including suppliers, haven't been able to provide any useful (Let alone correct) info on it.
That may be because he has a personal interest and if so, it's fine by me. As we all know on this forum, too many folks are unaware of the lifesaving importance of Iodine supplementation- They don't know enough to be concerned about it. They don't know enough to watch the availability of supply.
IMO jcrows was directly addressing a concern that other *wholesale* purchasers (IOW his potential competitors) would run into, and I *think* (Although I can't check this because the post is gone) he was attempting to delineate a positive plan of action for continued access to Iodine supplements.
This is what I ran into last week:
Since we were forewarned (By jcrows) of this coming change in regulation/availability I purchased my Lugol's- wholesale.
Because we all saw this regulation coming (Largely due to jcrows' information BTW), I (And doubtless many others of us) was/were able to put back some stock before the regs kicked in- Regs which my chem supplier knew nothing about when I questioned them in late July.
I went to pick up my last shipment of Lugol's on 8/1/07. When I walked in the door, my supplier showed me a fax they had just received detailing the new requirements for wholesale purchase of Lugol's from 8/1 on. The info in the fax was a complete surprise to them, and they still don't understand what is being asked of the purchaser. They are having to find out what it all means.
I don't recall all of what the fax said, but I do recall this: It involved qualifying and signing papers for class I or II or whatever-it-was and intended production use and documenting and identifying who would/did eventually get their hands on it and for what specific purpose, and other private information which I also shall not provide.
Jeff has so far been correct in his information about Iodine regulatory issues which are coming down the pike and what to do about them. So far, he has been the only one correct about it.
His post contained information relevant to these issues of supply.