Daily Archives: August 2, 2016

2015 Floridians petition against release of GMO mosquitoes – today Florida has an epidemic of Zika

Residents in Florida are afraid of the unintended consequences of releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the environment. Photo by KitsadakronPhotography/Shutterstock

KEY WEST, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) — A number of Floridians are hesitant about being guinea pigs in a newly planned experiment that involves the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue fever.

As the FDA wrestles over whether or not to grant British biotech firm Oxitec permission to release the lab-spawned mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, online petitioners are voicing their opposition to the plans with an electronic signature. So far, there more than 143,000 signatures.

“Even though the local community in the Florida Keys has spoken — we even passed an ordinance demanding more testing — Oxitec is trying to use a loophole by applying to the FDA for an ‘animal bug’ patent,” the online petition reads. “This could mean these mutant mosquitoes could be released at any point against the wishes of locals and the scientific community. We need to make sure the FDA does not approve Oxitec’s patent.”

Oxitec has executed three trials in Brazil, Malaysia and the Cayman Islands, all of which showed promise in diminishing the populations of the mosquito species blamed for spreading dengue. Company scientists and project officials say the experiment is safe and that their modified mosquitoes — males designed to self-destruct during the larval stage, after impregnating wild females — will prevent further dengue infections.

But skeptics say simply wiping out one species of mosquitoes is hardly a long-term solution. Other species, equally capable of carrying dengue, chikungunya, malaria and other disease will quickly fill the ecological vacuum.

“While it’s true we don’t know the long-term effects, theoretically, given all the data we’ve seen, there shouldn’t be any,” Joe Conlon, a technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, told the Christian Science Monitor. “But that just takes us right back to Jurassic Park when the scientist said the same thing. Movie thinking affecting real life.”

He says the skepticism surrounding the mosquito experiment isn’t based on science, but on fear of the unknown. But while there may be legitimate reasons for skepticism, most scientists agree with Conlon — the benefits outweigh the risks.

“We alter things genetically from food to crops all the time,” explained Susan Paskewitz, a professor at the University of Wisconsin and researcher at the Medical Entomology Laboratory. “Could there be unintended consequences? There could and there have been, but an outbreak of dengue fever would have a far more substantial effect on the Florida population.”




Who Owns the Zika Virus?



First published in February 2016, this incisive article by Guillaume Kress is of extreme relevance in relation to unfolding events in Brazil

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on February 1st, 2016 without providing much detail on the disease. So here are some facts until we receive more information:

This sexually-transmitted virus has been around for 69 years and is marketed by two companies: LGC Standards (headquartered in the UK) and ATCC (headquartered in the US).

The LGC Group is:

“…the UK’s designated National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurements and an international leader in the laboratory services, measurement standards, reference materials, genomics and proficiency testing marketplaces.”

One of its branches, LGC Standards, is:

“…a leading global producer and distributor of reference materials and proficiency testing schemes. Headquartered in Teddington, Middlesex, UK, LGC Standards has a network of dedicated sales offices extending across 20 countries in 5 continents and more than 30 years experience in the distribution of reference materials. These high quality products and services are essential for accurate analytical measurement and quality control, ensuring sound decisions are made based on reliable data. We have an unparalleled breadth of ISO Guide 34 accredited reference material production in facilities at 4 sites across the UK, the US and Germany.”

LGC Standards entered into a partnership with ATCC, of which the latter is:

“…the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization whose mission focuses on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development, and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines, and other materials. While maintaining traditional collection materials, ATCC develops high quality products, standards, and services to support scientific research and breakthroughs that improve the health of global populations.”

This “ATCC-LGC Partnership” is designed to facilitate:

“…the distribution of ATCC cultures and bioproducts to life science researchers throughout Europe, Africa, and India and […] to make access to the important resources of ATCC more easily accessible to the European, African, and Indian scientific communities through local stock holding of more than 5,000 individual culture items supported by our local office network delivering the highest levels of customer service and technical support.”

And who owns the patent on the virus? The Rockefeller Foundation!

Source: http://www.lgcstandards-atcc.org/products/all/VR-84.aspx?geo_country=es#history

Why has the issue of patent ownership of the Zika virus not been the object of media coverage?

Lest we forget the words of David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991:

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”

Is the ownership of the Zika Virus by the Rockefeller Foundation part of that agenda of “supernational sovereignty [dominated] by an intellectual elite and world bankers…”?

Of significance, the Zika virus is a commodity which can be purchased online from the ATCC-LGC for 599 euros, with royalties accruing to the Rockefeller Foundation.



Assange Did It: WikiLeaks Dispenses 23,000 Hillary Emails Marked “C” for Confidential (Classified) +Video

Julian Assange just did it: WikiLeaks Dispenses 23,000 Hillary Emails Marked “C” for Confidential (Classified)


Which means FBI Director Comey lied when he said only 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains were classified!




WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told us a month ago that the next batch of leaked Hillary Clinton emails could lead to an indictment.
Now, over 23,000 cables were just put out for the world to see.

FBI Director James Comey claimed that Clinton may have not understood what was classified and what wasn’t, but WikiLeaks isn’t buying it.

FBI head testified he wasn’t sure that Clinton was familiar with CONFIDENTIAL marks. But she was intimately familar:https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/751153144856514560 …

More via The Hill:
FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said it was not clear whether Hillary Clinton fully understood the government’s marking system for classified messages.

During a House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) pressed Comey about whether he was testifying that Clinton didn’t know what a classified marking is.

“No, not that she would have no idea what a classified marking would be,” Comey responded. “It’s an interesting question whether she … was actually sophisticated enough to understand what a C in [parentheses] means.”

She didn’t get it, you guys.

Cut her a break!


That’s who I want running the country – an old woman who doesn’t understand what she’s doing.

Are Democrat voters honestly foolish enough to believe Hillary did nothing wrong?

Source: http://usapoliticsnow.com





What did NBC News’s Chelsea Clinton do for her $600,000 salary?


June 13, 2014

What’s the pay scale for a rookie network news correspondent with no news experience whatsoever?

Six-hundred thousand bucks!!!!

That’s according to Politico’s Dylan Byers and Maggie Haberman, who report that a prospect who came on board NBC News in November 2011 snared just that level of annual compensation. She was hired to do feel-good stories as part of NBC News’s “Making a Difference” franchise. Her name is Chelsea Clinton.

If that name hadn’t been connected to American royalty, she could have expected to rake in between $100,000 and $200,000 as a first-year network correspondent, a job that people from less-high-profile families snare only through years and years of tireless work covering the news. That salary range is confirmed by several people familiar with the compensation levels at major network news outlets.

“I’m sure that that salary figure is going to make other NBC correspondents’ heads spin right off their shoulders,” says one of those sources.

A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to elaborate on a statement released to Politico, which, of course, refused comment on contractual arrangements.

Life for an NBC News correspondent can be hectic. Events mess with your life. Television and the Web are demanding. Have a look at the recent work of Tom Costello, a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for NBC News. According to Nexis, Costello:

• On June 10 did a story for “NBC Nightly News” on the diabetes epidemic.
• On June 10 did a story for the “Today” show on a fatal limo accident in New Jersey.
• On June 9 did a story for “NBC Nightly News” on the New Jersey accident.
• On June 5 did a story for “NBC Nightly News” on the General Motors safety scandal.
• On June 4 did a story for the “Today” show on news regarding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
• On June 4 did a story for “NBC Nightly News” about people pointing lasers at aircraft.
• On June 3 did a story for “NBC Nightly News” on food-borne illnesses.

Idea established: A network correspondent job can be a nonstop experience. A Nexis byline search for “Tom Costello” on NBC News transcripts in the period since Chelsea Clinton started at NBC News fetches 413 hits. A Nexis byline search for Chelsea Clinton herself over that same time period fetches 20 hits.

Here’s a look at some of the stuff she has done.

She interviewed the Geico gecko, asking the little creature, “Now gecko, do people recognize you on the street?” And, “Is there a downside to all this fame?”




1,700 emails connect Hillary Clinton directly to Al-Qaeda and proves she sold weapons to ISIS in Syria (VIDEO)

Assange: Why I Created WikiLeaks’ Searchable Database of 30,000 Emails from Clinton’s Private Server


Published on Jul 25, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In March, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,000 pages of documents span from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The State Department released the emails as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request.





Benghazi Victim’s Dad: Hillary Clinton Is Still Lying to Us and American People [VIDEO]


Published on Aug 2, 2016

Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods who was killed in Benghazi, told FOX News Hillary Clinton is still lying to the victims’ families and the American public.


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Obama and Hillary Blame Youtube Video for Benghazi Terrorist Attack as Coffins Arrive   ]VIDEO]

Published on May 9, 2013

Obama said he would stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in a ugly direction and he was not kidding. The bodies of Americans coming home in coffins after a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and his administration takes the opportunity to go after Coptic Christians and critics of Islam in a anti free speech political stance.