cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

5.01.2009

Is this about 'Social Distancing'??

**UPDATE** I GOT IT! AH HA! Dr. Schuchat at the hearing just said it. “We will be, on a community by community basis, considering whether or not to cancel large gatherings or suggesting IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL DISTANCING…” social distancing at a time when people are gathering and protesting the banker bailouts and the fiasco of a stimulus package… PLUS the bank stress tests are coming out in a week… they are making people afraid of gathering in large groups to PROTEST!!! They are using this scare to line certain pockets… and as CROWD CONTROL!

**UPDATE** - The World Health Organization says this strain of flu won’t be as bad as the 1918 flu bug, or for that matter, as bad as the average winter seasonal flu

But, Team DLC Obama Brand is still pushing hard for their 1.5 billion dollars and whatever else they can milk this manufactured “crisis” for…

Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.” Rahm Emanuel

Earlier, there was a House Emergency Appropriations hearing taking place to decide if they should give the Department of Homeland Security $1.5 billion to address the swine flu “pandemic” that has mysteriously popped up out of nowhere.


Read more @ American Everyman


Swine flu alert clears old stock of Tamiflu

Uh huh. Very interesting except for the conclusion, which steers the reader to blaming the pig farm in Mexico. Right. This was cooked up in a lab per orders of the CDC and WHO. Maybe the doctors don't want to tell you *that*, hmm? - Ed.

It is almost three years since we faced the hysteria of an avian flu epidemic, when governments bought billions of dollars of Tamiflu – the same anti-viral now being promoted to combat a supposed swine flu pandemic. The shelf life of Tamiflu also happens to be three years.

The World Health Organization has, at the time of writing, increased its threat level to five, which means governments can activate their pandemic plans – and start handing out Tamiflu drugs.

This is extremely convenient for governments that would have very soon have to dispose of billions of dollars of Tamiflu stock, which they bought to counter avian flu, or H5N1. The US government ordered 20 million doses, costing $2bn, in October, 2005, and around that time the UK government ordered 14.6 million doses. Tamiflu’s manufacturer, Roche, has confirmed that the shelf life of its anti-viral is three years.

Read more @ What doctors don't tell you

Catapulting the Propaganda, there's money to be made

Flu hits 17 states, 300 schools close

N1H1 Virus Caseload Tops 100 As Authorities Pledge To Produce Enough Vaccine For Everyone [they pledge allegiance to biodefense profits - ed.]

(CBS/ AP) Nearly 300 schools scattered around the country closed as the nation's N1H1 flu caseload passed 100 Thursday, and U.S. authorities pledged to eventually produce enough vaccine for everyone - but said shots couldn't begin until fall at the earliest.

The outbreak of the disease, also referred to as swine flu, penetrated over a dozen states and even touched the White House, which disclosed that an aide to Energy Secretary Steven Chu apparently got sick helping arrange President Barack Obama's recent trip to Mexico but that the aide did not fly on Air Force One and never posed a risk to the president.

Read more propaganda @ CBS

Additional vague dramatic tension building here....details are awfully sketchy.... o_O - ed.

CDC: Flu outbreak is becoming "more serious"

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's top flu specialist has privately informed health care officials that the H1N1 virus is becoming a more serious threat, CBSNews.com has learned.

"We're now certainly starting to pick up more serious cases," Dr. Joe Bresee, chief of CDC's epidemiology and prevention branch of the influenza division, told health care providers on Thursday.

Bresee said on a private conference call that the situation is now "changing a bit," adding that H1N1's incubation period is between one and four days, and its infectious period is similar to seasonal flu at two to seven days.

CDC spokesman Thomas Skinner told CBSNews.com that "we're still learning about" the H1N1 virus -- also known as swine flu -- and declined to comment further on his colleague's remarks.

Bresee's comments come as more evidence of the new influenza strain popped up around the country, with a dozen states reporting cases and nearly 300 schools closing. Meanwhile, the CDC is racing to develop a vaccine.

One puzzling question, of course, is why the H1N1 cases in Mexico seem to be resulting in more deaths than the ones in the United States.

Even though the CDC has confirmed 109 cases domestically, plus a few more reported by state health officials, there has been only a single known death -- a toddler visiting from Mexico. The World Health Organization reports 97 confirmed cases of infection in Mexico and seven deaths.

By comparison, the annual flu season kills about 41,000 Americans a year, and, according to the WHO, results in between "250,000 and 500,000 deaths every year around the world."

Donald Rumsfeld makes money off Tamiflu, helpfully recommended by the CDC

Countries are stocking up on Tamiflu at the behest of health officials, based upon 297 world-wide cases of a common flu which has probably been afflicting humans for centuries. The threat level will be raised to maximum this weekend. While prudence is warranted, so also is a little trip down Memory Hole Lane to inspect other motives:

October 31, 2005: 10:55 AM EST

By Nelson D. Schwartz, Fortune senior writer

NEW YORK (Fortune) - The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to Tamiflu, the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in the world.

Read more @ Adored by Hordes

CDC Recommends Tamiflu, yes they do

The CDC recommends Tamiflu for prevention and treatment of swine flu, as they did with the avian flu several years ago. Yet at the height of the avian flu scare, European researchers conducted a review of numerous studies of of anti-viral medications, which was then published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet on Jan. 19, 2006. According to this review of 51 randomized controlled trials, Tamiflu was useless against the avian flu and many other flus. Contrary to the CDC, their recommendation was not to use Tamiflu. What about now?

Read more @ Want to Know

Making money off the flu

Flu masks in fashion as virus nears pandemic stage, from Fox News
Excerpt:

It's been barely a week since the H1N1 virus seized hold of America's attention and immune systems, and the sartorial scrubs are already flying off the shelves.

Nuvo Accessories, an online retailer that is making animal-print and bandanna-style flu masks, said it's preparing to ship about 2,500 units it's sold in the past five days.

Orders started "coming from all over the place once we put up the Web site" at flufashion.net, said Jay Ginsberg, sales manager for Nuvo. "It's all over the world."

Read more @ Pimpin Turtle

The law of compensation regarding conservatives and zionism

You cannot gain national power in this country without the approval or consent of Jewish power. You’re best off if the Jews fully support you. But, if the Jews don’t like you or your views, you must at least win their consent or mild approval. And for conservatives the only way to win this approval is by supporting Zionism 100%. Doing so the conservative candidate will win support from conservative Jews, who though outnumbered by liberal Jews, are very rich and influential. He will also face less hostility from liberal Jews who, though opposed to conservative values and policies, are pro-Zionist and would know that the conservative goy politician at least knows how to kiss Jewish ass. Liberal Jews may be more critical of Israel than conservative Jews are, but liberal Jews range from the likes of Alan Dershawitz, an ardent Israel Hawk, to the Nation magazine which, despite its harsh criticism of Israel, believes in the ‘right of Israel to exist’(which means no ‘right of return’ for displaced Palestinians and no right for Palestine to exist on the land which Israel now occupies).

Read more @ A world of our own

Surprise! Census comes early with a GPS to map your FRONT DOOR

Excerpt:

I know, you thought the census (now well in control of Rahm Emanuel) didn’t start until 2010! Well, seems that workers have begun already, coming door-to-door with handheld GPS units and questions about every garage and storage barn on your property. Robert LaMacchia, head of the Census Bureau’s geography division, says they’ll capture the latitude and longitude of the front door of every house, apartment and improvised shelter they find.”We will actually knock on doors and look for hidden housing units,” he says. “We will find converted garages; from the outside, it may not look like anybody lives there.” This is so the census will end up with the geographic coordinates — accurate to within 10 feet — for about 110 million residences.

The US Census Bureau is currently going door-to-door, nationwide, to place YOUR front door “coordinates” into a Global Positioning System (GPS) for marking/mapping purposes; without your consent - and if you are not home - without your knowledge. Now, why does anyone need GPS Coordinates on every front door in America? Who is really doing this? What good reason can they possibly have for such an expensive project? Listen to this interview with citizen Jane Lesko on the Power Hour and find out more. (The interview starts about 7/8 of an inch in on the podcast slider)



Read more @ Kenny's Sideshow

World Court enforcement team in US this week

SWINE 'FLU = BLACKMAIL OP. DROPPED BY OBAMA TEAM IN MEXICO

Thursday 30 April 2009 21:37

WORLD COURT ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARRIVE IN U.S.

STATE OF EXTREME, UNPRECEDENTED GLOBAL TENSION

SPLIT WITHIN THE RANKS OF THE WORKERS OF DARKNESS

Read more @ Global Analysis

Mass vaccination drill in Alaska

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel

Mmm hmm.

Alaska health officials and the Anchorage School District teamed up Wednesday to prepare for a worst case scenario by practicing a mass dispensing of vaccines.
The exercise comes as the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert, which means it believes a global outbreak of the swine flu is imminent. No cases of swine flu have been reported in Alaska. Still, health officials say it is possible swine flu will reach our state, and they want to be ready in case it does. Over the past two weeks, 11 schools have participated in an exercise to distribute the chicken pox vaccine to students. This is also a chance to practice dispensing medication in the event of a large scale emergency, according to the Department of Health and Social Services and the school district.

...

The timing of this pandemic practice couldn’t be better now that swine flu is sweeping across the nation. “It wasn’t the reason we’re doing this necessarily, but certainly timely. It’s got everybody’s mind on that topic right now,” said Mew.

Read more @ Cryptogon

4.30.2009

Survival Mode

In a world where there need be no secrets at all, one of the best kept is that humans are not the sole cause of all their problems. It is true that we are the ones who give our consent (freewill) which allows the problems for mass humanity to manifest, but it is also true that each time we do so it is under the deception of an anti-human force.

When I woke up to consciousness I saw one world and one people living in it. Why then, I asked myself, is this place full of individualism?

(Or, as one emailer wrote to me recently, ‘in-divi-dualism’. Dualistic division!)

If you could corner one of the elite and squeeze out an answer to that question, you would just be getting confirmation of what you already know: It’s all about divide and rule.

Read more @ Homo Veritas


Meeting with Thierry Meyssan

Today, there is a relative consensus about the admission of failure of the Bush policy, the overuse of military force, and the nefarious consequences of unilateralism on the relationships with allied countries and the loss of leadership. Since 2006, James Baker and Lee Hamilton, who headed a Congressional committee to assess the strategy in Iraq, have been pushing for a wiser approach. They proposed a withdrawal from Iraq and a reestablishment of cordial relations with the nearby nations (Syria, Iran) which is necessary for the GI's departure not to turn into a rout like in Vietnam. They have dismissed Donald Rumsfeld, and selected a member of their committee to succeed him. But even if they froze the "Great Middle East reshaping policy", they didn't manage to convince George Bush and Dick Cheney to give it up. That is why the Barack Obama break-up was put in place.

Read more @ SOTT

Good Question: WHERE ARE THE PROTOCOLS?

There are no protocols because the protocol is going to be: GET YOUR SHOTS FROM OUR GOVERNMENT APPROVED PROVIDER. UM NO THANKS ALL SET WITH THAT! - ED.


Excerpt:


I continue to be perplexed by a couple of points: The first is "Where the treatment protocol?" and the second is "What are the over-the-counter/OTC options?" for the millions of Americans who either don't have healthcare, or figure they would face more risk by going to a hospital than by self medicating and staying at home.

One the question of treatment protocols, it turns out that they really do exist...well...sort of.

Read more @ Urban Survival

"Swine flu was cultured in a laboratory"

Dr. Russell Blaylock: "Like SARS and bird flu before it, this swine flu scare is a lot of nonsense."

Via: August Review:

I was in the military during the first swine flu scare in 1976.

At the time it became policy that all soldiers would be vaccinated for swine flu. As a medical officer I refused and almost faced a court martial, but the military didn’t want the bad publicity. Despite the assurance by all the experts in virology, including Dr. Sabin, the epidemic never materialized.

What did materialize were 500 cases of Gullian-Barre paralysis, including 25 deaths—not due to the swine flu itself, but as a direct result of the vaccine. At the time President Gerald Ford, on advice from the CDC, called for vaccination of the entire population of the United States.

Read more @ Cryptogon



We must be gullible to keep listening to these scares

We do provide a receptive climate for the bacillus of looming disaster.

Five years ago, I was wondering how our Indian summer of prosperity would end. We had been basking in the long Edwardian glow of low prices, cheap labour, domestic servants, prosperity and growth. It didn't actually occur to any of us at the time that a credit crunch would do the trick; a collapse of confidence in our debt-repaying abilities. That was beyond imagining. No, it was going to be something more obvious.

Read more @ SOTT

Perdue signs flu bill in GA. Hey isn't that where they're storing all those plastic coffins?

ATLANTA -- Georgia nurses and pharmacists have more authority to respond to the spreading swine flu outbreak and the governor has more power as the result of legislation Gov. Sonny Perdue signed this morning.

The Access to Flu Vaccines Act cosponsored by the druggists in the House, including Reps. Ron Stephens and Buddy Carter of Savannah and health-policy expert Mickey Channell of Greensboro, is designed to make it easier for Georgians to receive shots and for the state to respond quicker.

Pharmacists and nurses will now be able to dispense flue shots without individual prescriptions. It was needed after the Composite Board of Medical Examiners accepted advice from the Attorney General’s Office last fall in concluding that prescriptions were needed under the law.

The new legislation legitimizes the state’s practice for the last decade in permitting doctors to issue standing orders. It also specifically permits hospitals authority to offer vaccinations or tests when recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [The CDC: FAIL - ed.]

Read more @ Augusta Chronicle


More accidents waiting to happen

US, Japanese Researchers Mix Samples of 1918 Flu Pandemic to Recreate Deadly Code --Compiled by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org

Three genes can turn normal flu into a killer, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers find 30 Dec 2008 Three key genes can turn a regular flu virus into a super killer like the strain that devastated the world 90 years ago and one that could come again, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found in a study involving ferrets. The discovery by a team led by virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka could help scientists better recognize new flu strains capable of causing a global epidemic, or pandemic, and develop drugs to ward off any kind of flu, the researchers said. Kawaoka said the goal was to find out why recreate the 1918 flu virus, known as the Spanish flu, was so deadly, killing up to 50 million people.

Read more @ CLG


We need to be inoculated against outbreaks of panic

The pork industry is not keen on the name "swine flu" because it fears that it will be bad for its image. Its fears are not groundless. Ten countries, including China and Russia, have now banned the import of pork products, even though the World Health Organisation advises that you can't get H1N1 from eating bacon. Egypt has even ordered a cull of all the country's pigs. Presumably, in a Muslim state, there aren't so very many pigs, and people aren't going to be that upset about them dying in a rhetorical gesture.

Read more @ The Independent

House passes 'hate crime' bill, jewish groups rejoice

Would I be breaking this soon to be law by posting this?

The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, HR 1913 has passed the House.

A very partisan and fraudulent Congress bowed to the wishes of Obama and various jewish groups who pushed for passage.

Read more @ Kenny's Sideshow

4.29.2009

Folk medicines and herbs to use and avoid with "bird flu"

Obviously, don't take the vaccines. I'm not a scientist, but I am guessing that the vaccines offered as a result of this flu will set up your body's bowling pins for a strike in the next round. That's probably why this flu is not the deadly one. They want to give people time to worry and ruminate and take the preventive shots offered VOLUNTARILY. And then next time? Watch out. It will be very "regrettable," the "unforeseen" consequences, I'm sure. "Who could have predicted?" - Ed.

Natural Antivirals

Alternative medications that are most likely to help during a severe pandemic

Below is a list of foods that are said to contain substances that are natural antivirals, immune boosters or they decrease cytokines TNF-a and IL-6.

Read more @ Auntie Patricia


Israel - The Talmud in Action

Good collection of videos on the Talmud.


Torture, the other red meat

Yes. This is the essential point about this entire torture discussion: Those who ordered the torture, OUR LEADERS, THEY ALWAYS KNEW that the people being tortured had NOTHING to do with the crimes of 9/11, etc., because the people who ordered the torture, OUR LEADERS, THEY WERE THE PEOPLE WHO PLANNED AND COMMITTED the crimes they were allegedly investigating. The people tortured were scapegoats. To think that some of them were waterboarded hundreds of times. Does that not illustrate the depravity of the people running our country? Thanks to Les Vis for laying this out. - Ed.

Excerpt:

Here’s an even more dreadful irony. The people who ordered the torture are the only people that had the information which they were allegedly seeking to extract from the people under torture. They were torturing people for information they could not possibly possess while already possessing the information because… they were the ones who did the deed in the first place. It gets worse. This whole rats nest was fabricated in order to provide justification for mass murder in Lebanon; genocide in Palestine, resource theft in Iraq and drug dealing out of Afghanistan. That’s how it is. You don’t like it? That’s how it is.

Read more @ Smoking Mirrors

Ohhhh. Prescient.


US AF Study proposed 2009 Influenza pandemic in 1996

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
March 5, 2009

On June 17, 1996, the U.S. Air Force released Air Force 2025, “a study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the future.” In the unclassified study, the College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama posed several “fictional representations of future situations/scenarios” likely to arise.

Read more @ Infowars


2006: "Scientist calls for death to humanity," audience erupts in applause

by John Ballantyne – News Weekly 2006

An award-winning Texas scientist was given a standing ovation after he advocated the extermination of 90 per cent of the Earth's population by an airborne Ebola virus.

The University of Texas evolutionary ecologist, Dr Eric R. Pianka, was addressing the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in early March, after the academy had named him 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Getting it right? Then call it the NWO Genetically Engineered Biowarfare Flu.

Uh, yeah. So I guess they can't have "swine" flu in Israel, that offends them because they don't eat pork. And it offends the pork industry too, because the pigs have nothing to do with it. BUT HEY! WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT MEXICANS?



Haaretz: 'Israel must call new disease Mexico Flu, as swine unkosher'

Ultra-Orthodox Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman on Monday declared that Israel would call the new potentially deadly disease that has already struck two continents 'Mexico Flu,' rather than 'Swine Flu, as pigs are not kosher.


US Officials want "swine" out of flu name

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - What's in a name? U.S. pork producers are finding that the name of the virus spreading from Mexico is affecting their business, prompting U.S. officials to argue for changing the name from swine flu.

At a news briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took pains to repeatedly refer to the flu as the "H1N1 virus."

"This is not a food-borne illness, virus. It is not correct to refer to it as swine flu because really that's not what this is about," Vilsack said.

Israel has already rejected the name swine flu, and opted to call it "Mexico flu." Jewish dietary laws forbid eating pork.

The Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health also objected to the name, saying the virus contains avian and human components and no pig so far has been found ill with the disease.

And there is growing sentiment in the farm sector to call it the North American virus -- although disease expert Anthony Fauci told a Senate hearing the "swine flu" designation reflected scientific naming protocol.

For U.S. pork producers the swine flu name has hurt, forcing government officials into the position of stressing that American pork is safe to eat and that other countries should not ban imports.

Pork, soybean and corn prices have fallen in the last two days, "and if this continues, obviously you have significant potential, which is why it's important to get this right," Vilsack said.

Read more @ Reuters

The effects of flouride on the thyroid gland

By Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield MBBS LRCP MRCS

Medical Advisor to Thyroid UK

There is a daunting amount of research studies showing that the widely acclaimed benefits on fluoride dental health are more imagined than real. My main concern however, is the effect of sustained fluoride intake on general health. Again, there is a huge body of research literature on this subject, freely available and in the public domain.

Read more @ Namaste


US will 'lead the way' on int's climate plan

Part of the NWO agenda. - Ed.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on leaders of the world's largest economies today to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and pledged that the United States will "lead the way."

...

Clinton assured China and other emerging nations that the United States "wants you to grow" and is intent on finding solutions that will allow countries to combat climate change without stunting development.

"Of course, each economy here is different. Some, like mine, are responsible for past emissions; others for fast-growing current emissions," she said. "We may be at different stages of development ... but we all have to do our part."

Read more @ NYT

4.28.2009

Rara Avis

Rara Avis: a rare thing. OR NOT.

Chapter 1 - In the Name of Preparedness

January 2004:

One of the worst fears of infectious disease experts is that the H5N1 avian influenza virus now circulating in parts of Asia will combine with a human-adapted flu virus to create a deadly new flu virus that could spread around the world.

That could happen, scientists predict, if someone who is already infected with an ordinary flu virus contracts the avian virus at the same time. [rara avis] The avian virus has already caused at least 48 confirmed human illness cases in Asia, of which 35 have been fatal.

The virus has shown little ability to spread from person to person, but the fear is that a hybrid could combine the killing power of the avian virus with the transmissibility of human flu viruses.

Now, rather than waiting to see if nature spawns such a [rara avis] hybrid, US scientists are planning to try to breed one themselves—in the name of preparedness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will soon launch experiments designed to combine the H5N1 virus and human flu viruses and then see how the resulting hybrids affect animals. The goal is to assess the chances that such a [rara avis] "reassortant" virus will emerge and how dangerous it might be.
Is that a Stupid Fucking Idea, or what? Let's play with matches. Let's run with scissors. Let's pour lighter fluid on a blazing fire. Oh wait I know...let's create in a laboratory a killer mutant virus that nature would probably never generate on its own.
The plans call for trying two methods to create hybrid viruses, CDC spokesman David Daigle told CIDRAP News via e-mail. One is to infect cells in a laboratory tissue culture with H5N1 and human flu viruses at the same time and then watch to see if they mix. For the human virus, investigators will use A (H3N2), the strain that has caused most human flu cases in recent years, according to the CP report.

The other method is reverse genetics—assembling a new virus with sets of genes from the H5N1 and H3N2 viruses. Reverse genetics has already been used to create H5N1 candidate vaccines in several laboratories, according to Daigle. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said recently it would soon launch a clinical trial of one of those vaccines.

Of the two methods, the co-infection approach was described as slower and more laborious, though closer to what happens in nature.

Hold it right there. Seven months later BiondVax, an Israeli company, developed a "quantum leap in technology" for influenza vaccines. The key players are Isaac Devash, Chairman, Ron Babecoff, Founder and CEO, and Ruth Arnon, Weizmann Institute of Science Professor.
"It's a quantum leap in technology," [rara avis] he told ISRAEL21c. "It's a totally different concept from other vaccinations. What generally happens today is that there are 120 monitoring stations globally that look for new strains of virus around the world. Once it shows up, they identify the surface of the virus and develop a vaccine to combat it."

"Professor Arnon said 'I don't want to play that game'. It's tedious work identifying new strains of the virus and there are always new ones coming up. She said let's look conceptually at the virus - beneath the surface - to see if there are particular elements that don't change. And then let's make a vaccine out of those parts which are universal in all viruses," explained Devash.
Back to CIDRAP News in January 2004:

Any viable viruses that emerge from these processes will be seeded into animals that are considered good models for testing how flu viruses behave in humans, according to Daigle. The aim will be to observe whether the animals get sick and whether infected animals can infect others.

And fast forward again to BiondVax in July 2004:
Devash said that Arnon's lab in Rehovot tested the vaccine on "human mice," - rodents in which a human immune system (white blood cells) have been introduced.

"The results were staggering. [rara avis] The humanized mice were vaccinated and then attacked by different strains of influenza. All of the vaccinated mice stayed alive, while the control group of mice who didn't receive the vaccination all died," he said.

This success rate among the 'human mice' predicts a high likelihood of success in human clinical trials, Devash added. The new vaccine activates both arms of the human immune system (B- & T-cells) resulting in over 95% protection.
Back to January:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been "pleading" for laboratories to do this research, because it could provide some evidence to back up the agency's warnings about the risk of a flu pandemic, according to the CP report. [Except for risking an actual pandemic so as to have evidence of warnings, great thinking. WTF?]

Klaus Stohr, head of the WHO's global influenza program, was quoted as saying that if none of the hybrids caused disease, the agency might be inclined to dial down its level of concern. [That would be a NWO AGENDA FAILURE.] But if the experiments produce highly transmissible and pathogenic viruses, the agency will be more worried, he said. [Meaning, "worried." It's just a word.]

Chapter 2 - Safety Precautions

We're still with the CIDRAP article, January 2004:
Because of the obvious risks in creating viruses with the potential to spark a pandemic, the work will be done in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory at the CDC in Atlanta, Daigle told CIDRAP News.

"We recognize that there is concern by some over this type of work. This concern may be heightened by reports of recent lab exposures in other lab facilities," he said. "But CDC has an incredible record in lab safety and is taking very strict precautions."[or not]

Daigle said the US Department of Agriculture requires that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses be treated as "Select Agents" and that research on them must be done in BSL-3 labs with "enhancements." These include "special provisions to protect both laboratory workers and the environment."

BSL-3 is the second highest level of laboratory biosecurity. It is used for work with pathogens that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease if inhaled, such as tuberculosis or St. Louis encephalitis, according to the CDC.

CDC experiments with HPAI viruses have to pass reviews by the agency's Institutional Biosafety Committee and Animal Care and Use Committee, Daigle said. The facilities involved are inspected by the USDA and the CDC's Office of Safety and Health, and staff members who work with Select Agents require special clearance.

Well, phew. Even though this is an Incredibly Stupid and Dangerous Idea, safety precautions have been taken.

Chapter 3 - Who Could Have Predicted?

Except that somehow between 2004 and 2009, the work was contracted out to some other places besides the BSL-3 CDC lab in Georgia, and the safety precautions went right out the window! Oopsie! And furthermore, the original article describing this disaster went "away." And on top of that, nobody appears to be in any trouble whatsoever!
Officials are trying to get to the bottom of how vaccine manufacturer Baxter International Inc. made "experimental virus material" based on a human flu strain but contaminated with the H5N1 avian flu virus and then distributed it to an Austrian company. That company, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then disseminated the supposed H3N2 virus product to subcontractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany. Authorities in the four European countries are looking into the incident, and their efforts are being closely watched by the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Control.
Yeah, it was the WHO who PLEADED for laboratories to do this Exceedingly Stupid and Dangerous Research back in 2004. And now it has all gone terribly wrong. As Dear Condi would say, WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED? This is all very regrettable, don't you agree?
Baxter International, which is based in Deerfield, Ill., said the contamination was the result of an error [rara avis] in its research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria. The facility had been contracted by Avir Green Hills to make what Baxter refers to as "experimental virus material" based on human H3N2 viruses....Avir Green Hills said in an email that it took possession of the material in late December. It later sent the product to the sub-contractors. The email said the material was stored and handled throughout under high biosafety conditions. [OR NOT] Alarm bells rang in early February when researchers at the Czech sub-contractor inoculated ferrets with the material and the animals promptly died. Baxter learned about the problem on Feb. 6, Bona said from Deerfield.
From my post on March 2, 2009:
Bona said Baxter has identified how the contamination happened and has taken steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. He said Austrian authorities audited Baxter's Orth-Donau research operations after the problem came to light and are satisfied with the steps taken. [Just brush your hands together, we're all set.]

Baxter is the only flu vaccine manufacturer to work with wild type flu viruses, [rara avis] felt to be more dangerous than the altered and attenuated (weakened) viruses other manufacturers use. [Special.]

The company uses what is known as BSL3 level precautions in all its vaccine research facilities, Bona said. [OR NOT!] (Researchers at the U.S. CDC use BSL3-plus biocontainment when working with H5N1 viruses, a spokesperson for the agency said.) [And that's where this Incredibly Stupid project was supposed to take place, at the CDC in Georgia.]

People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses have somehow co-mingled in the Baxter research facility. That should not be allowed to happen, a number of experts insisted. [Yet it was, and nobody seems to be very upset. No heads rolling...nothing. Isn't that kind of odd?]

The company isn't shedding much light on how it did. [And they get away with that.]

"It was a combination of just the process itself, (and) technical and human error in this procedure," Bona said. When asked to elaborate, he said to do so would give away proprietary information about Baxter's production process. [Oh, like, who really runs this cock-up for the NWO crowd?]

Bona said when Baxter realized its error, it helped the various companies destroy the contaminated material and clean up their facilities. And staff who had been exposed to the contaminated product were assessed and monitored by infectious diseases doctors. They were also offered the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu). [This is like Israel investigating its own war crimes.]
Chapter 4 - Here We Come to Save the Day

I'm sure we can all agree that this is very unfortunate and regrettable, this incident with Baxter and Avir Green Hills. Somebody should really be held accountable, but don't hold your breath. But the "Good News" is that BiondVax's stock is just through the roof! As the Once-ler once said, "Oh baby oh! How my business did grow!" You know, because they were Lucky to be the company with a SOLUTION to the PROBLEM.

In March the shares sold at $24, and now they sell at $106. Hoo boy. Lucky, huh? [rara avis]
Among the companies who will participate at ILSI-Biomed Israel will be BiondVax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a firm developing a revolutionary vaccination that will provide universal multi-season/multi-strain protection against human flu virus strains.

"Outbreaks of strains such as swine flu are exactly the reason why we are developing our vaccine. While vaccinations will cost, the global treatment of a pandemic would be a much more expensive proposition, especially given the global economic challenges we have today," said Dr. Ron Babecoff, DVM, Founder, President & CEO of BiondVax. "ILSI-Biomed Israel is an important venue for Israeli companies like BiondVax to show the world how we in Israel are playing a role in helping people life longer, healthier lives."
Hegel would be proud.
Research credit: Sis.

Preppers and Hybrid Flu

Excerpt:

Most of us who have taken 'prepping' seriously are asking questions that folks in government aren't yet responding to; namely if the Reuters story that this strain of the flu is a genetic mix is correct...how'd it get that way? More importantly, why is the mainstream media (MSM) insisting on calling it "swine" flu when it's either a hybrid flu OR a genetically modified flu? Calling it GM flu is the same number of characters...or does that reveal too much?

Moreover, given that it seems to be an engineered virus where is the federal response in terms of crack detectives who are working back to patient zero to ascertain how & where this was released? Is anyone besides me wondering about the timing of our president being in Mexico at time of the outbreak? Just one 'coincidence' after another in this sequence of events, and I don't like 'coincidences' when they start to pile up.

Read more @ Urban Survival


How Convenient!!! Flu could boost government intervention further

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - The spread of a possible flu pandemic could see an increase in already heightened levels of government intervention in economies and financial markets as a result of the global financial crisis. In the short term, it might serve to give governments an easy justification to impose protectionist measures that could further stifle slumping trade flows. Doctors and officials around the world are moving to contain the spread of a swine flu outbreak that has already killed more than 100 people in Mexico and spread to countries around the world, with markets already reacting nervously. "At the moment, markets are still making the assumption this will not be that serious," said Dresdner Kleinwort emerging foreign exchange strategist Jon Harrison. "But if it were to turn out much worse you would see a rise in government spending and government intervention. This sort of crisis would be too big for anything other than governments."

Read more @ Reuters

CDC Runs with scissors in 2004, stabs us in the eye in 2009

...in full just in case it goes down the memory hole....Ed.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/news/jan1404hybrids.html

CDC to mix avian, human flu viruses in pandemic study

Robert Roos * News Editor

Jan 14, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – One of the worst fears of infectious disease experts is that the H5N1 avian influenza virus now circulating in parts of Asia will combine with a human-adapted flu virus to create a deadly new flu virus that could spread around the world.

That could happen, scientists predict, if someone who is already infected with an ordinary flu virus contracts the avian virus at the same time. The avian virus has already caused at least 48 confirmed human illness cases in Asia, of which 35 have been fatal. The virus has shown little ability to spread from person to person, but the fear is that a hybrid could combine the killing power of the avian virus with the transmissibility of human flu viruses.

Now, rather than waiting to see if nature spawns such a hybrid, US scientists are planning to try to breed one themselves—in the name of preparedness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will soon launch experiments designed to combine the H5N1 virus and human flu viruses and then see how the resulting hybrids affect animals. The goal is to assess the chances that such a "reassortant" virus will emerge and how dangerous it might be.

CDC officials confirmed the plans for the research as described recently in media reports, particularly in a Canadian Press (CP) story.

Two ways to make hybrids
The plans call for trying two methods to create hybrid viruses, CDC spokesman David Daigle told CIDRAP News via e-mail. One is to infect cells in a laboratory tissue culture with H5N1 and human flu viruses at the same time and then watch to see if they mix. For the human virus, investigators will use A (H3N2), the strain that has caused most human flu cases in recent years, according to the CP report.

The other method is reverse genetics—assembling a new virus with sets of genes from the H5N1 and H3N2 viruses. Reverse genetics has already been used to create H5N1 candidate vaccines in several laboratories, according to Daigle. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said recently it would soon launch a clinical trial of one of those vaccines.

Of the two methods, the co-infection approach was described as slower and more laborious, though closer to what happens in nature.

Any viable viruses that emerge from these processes will be seeded into animals that are considered good models for testing how flu viruses behave in humans, according to Daigle. The aim will be to observe whether the animals get sick and whether infected animals can infect others.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been "pleading" for laboratories to do this research, because it could provide some evidence to back up the agency's warnings about the risk of a flu pandemic, according to the CP report.

Klaus Stohr, head of the WHO's global influenza program, was quoted as saying that if none of the hybrids caused disease, the agency might be inclined to dial down its level of concern. But if the experiments produce highly transmissible and pathogenic viruses, the agency will be more worried, he said.

Safety precautions
Because of the obvious risks in creating viruses with the potential to spark a pandemic, the work will be done in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory at the CDC in Atlanta, Daigle told CIDRAP News.

"We recognize that there is concern by some over this type of work. This concern may be heightened by reports of recent lab exposures in other lab facilities," he said. "But CDC has an incredible record in lab safety and is taking very strict precautions."

Daigle said the US Department of Agriculture requires that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses be treated as "Select Agents" and that research on them must be done in BSL-3 labs with "enhancements." These include "special provisions to protect both laboratory workers and the environment."

BSL-3 is the second highest level of laboratory biosecurity. It is used for work with pathogens that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease if inhaled, such as tuberculosis or St. Louis encephalitis, according to the CDC.

CDC experiments with HPAI viruses have to pass reviews by the agency's Institutional Biosafety Committee and Animal Care and Use Committee, Daigle said. The facilities involved are inspected by the USDA and the CDC's Office of Safety and Health, and staff members who work with Select Agents require special clearance.

It's been done before
The upcoming experiments will not break entirely new ground for the CDC, the CP story revealed. The agency already has made hybrid viruses with H5N1 samples isolated from patients in Hong Kong in 1997, when the virus first caused human disease.

The results of that research have not yet been published, and the CDC has said little about them. In the CP report, Dr. Nancy Cox, head of the CDC's influenza branch, commented only, "Some gene combinations could be produced and others could not."

Daigle added little to that. He said, "The reassortment work with the 1997 isolate was intermittently interrupted with SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] and then the 2004 H5N1 outbreak. We are currently concentrating our efforts on understanding the pathogenicity of the 2004 strains (non-reassortants) in mammalian models."

He said the CDC hopes to prepare a report on that research "in the near future."

Israel updates biodefense program to counter terror threat

o_O - Ed.

Israel has updated its biological defense efforts to counter threats from terrorists and regional rivals such as Iran, the Jerusalem Post reported yesterday (see GSN, Nov. 7, 2008).

Responding last year to warnings about the danger posed by weaponized disease agents, the Israeli Defense Ministry launched a new biological defense research effort at the Ramle-based headquarters of its Home Front Command.

"Israel has the best solution to this threat in the world," Giora Eiland, former head of the Israeli national security council, said yesterday. "I can say with certainty that Israel has prepared a series of steps designed to deal with biological warfare."

Read more @ NTI


List of Dead Scientists

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Send in the Clowns

On April 20, the day before sirens wailed and moaned in the Jewish state for a full two minutes commemorating the one event said to be the greatest manifestation of racism in mankind’s history–the Holocaust–the United Nations held a conference in Geneva Switzerland to discuss that same topic of racism and its role in real-life present day events.

Read more @ The Ugly Truth

Columbine: The Mark and Donna Taylor Tragedy

On the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, we had the opportunity to interview Mark Taylor and his mother, Donna. What we learned is shocking. In the last two years, Marks mental capacity has been totally eroded as the result of medications he received at two forced hospitalizations in 2007.

Read more watch video @ Dissecting the New Age

4.27.2009

Surfing the Swine Flu Wave

There's too much information and not all of it is important. Here's my take on the angles worth keeping an eye on:

1. It's a Beta Test, Dry Run, Dress Rehearsal, etc.

Swine Flu Attack Likely a Beta Test
"Alternative" media and sychophant "truthers" run amok with swine flu propaganda

and the clincher

Napolitano says US should prepare for new flu outbreak soon even if this one FIZZLES OUT

Yeah. It's like getting a dud roman candle on the Fourth of July. WTF?

2. The Usual Suspects involved again

The Rumsfeld Connection: The Flu Torture
Al Gore and the Fancy Pants Investment Crowd making lotsa money
Baxter International wants to make Swine Flu vaccine

3. The Curious Timing

Swine Flu and the Economy: Disconnect or Tipping Point?
The "Sheer Coincidence" of a flu pandemic training exercise scheduled when a flu pandemic breaks out
Urban Survival/Time Monks weigh in

4. Various ways to die especially if you get too close

Top cancer scientist killed by chemicals
Do not take a Swine Flu vaccine
Original Swine Flu began at Fort Dix
Microbiology is a dangerous profession

IMF, White House in triangular settlement 'solution'

Read report at Global Analysis

The Hidden Tyranny

"We Jews continue to be amazed with the ease by which Christian Americans have fallen into our hands. While the naive Americans wait for Khrushchev to bury them, we have taught them to submit to our every demand." Asked how a nation could be captured without their knowing it, Mr. Rosenthal attributed this victory to absolute control of the media. He boasted of Jewish control of ALL NEWS. Any newspaper which refused to acquiesce to controlled news was brought to its knees by withdrawing advertising. Failing in this, the Jews stop the supply of news print and ink. "It's a very simple matter," he stated. Asked about men in high political office, Mr Rosenthal said that no one in the last three decades has achieved any political power without Jewish approval. "Americns have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man."In a discussion about George Wallace, Mr. Rosenthal smiled and suggested that we note where Wallace stands today.

Read more @ Goon Squad

Lieberman: Wishing for WW III?

WRITTEN BY BRENDA HEARD We have already become accustomed to the brazen statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. And it is certainly no surprise that Israel considers the US to be firmly in its political pocket. So it is but a mild irritation to read Haaretz reporting that Lieberman, confident that “the Obama administration will put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to,” has stated publicly “Believe me, America accepts all our decisions.” (Lieberman: U.S. to accept any Israeli policy decision).

Read more @ Palestine Think Tank

Israel planned to attack Iran on April 17: Debka

Israel had planned to attack and "destroy" the bulk of the Iranian Air Force fleet during a maneuver on April 17, Israel's Debkafile claims.

"Israel was planning to destroy all 140 fighter-bombers concentrated at the Mehr-Abad Air Force base for an air show over Tehran on Iran's Army Day the following day," read the Debka report.

The air maneuver was cancelled due to severe and harsh weather conditions.

Read more @ Press TV

But wait check this out:

Avigdor Lieberman: We won't attack Iran

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the weekend tried to calm international concerns by insisting that even if diplomatic efforts fail, Israel will not attack Iran's nuclear facilities. [No they were just gonna go all Pearl Harbor on Iran's air force, which is TOTALLY DIFFERENT. Gee do you think that would get us involved anyway? Yeah I think it would. Mm hmm.]

In an interview with an Austrian newspaper, Lieberman said that Israel alone cannot militarily resolve a problem that belongs to the entire world. He suggested that only a nation as powerful as the US can do so, and implicitly urged the Obama administration to get tougher with the Islamic Republic.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Concerns about chemtrails given fresh impetus

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