Todays sunspot number is 89.Sunspot AR1723 has the energy to throw of flares but NOAA estimate the chances of that are 10% for M-class flares and 0.1% for X-class flares.
The Lyrid shower continues with the number of meteors seen each hour increasing slightly. The meteor shower is predicted to peak on the nights of April 21-22nd.
Communications with Mars rovers and orbiters has been suspended by NASA. During April Mars passes almost totally behind the Sun and this disrupts radio communications between the rovers and NASA control.
At a recent Washington climate change rally, who is demanding action? Demanding action from whom? What action?
In reality, the diminutive, corporate-media inflated rally in DC was organized by the very corporate-financier special interests that have been wreaking terrible havoc on both the human population and the environment of this planet for decades. They are demanding action from a government that already represents their interests. Their demands are policies, particularly financial tax schemesÂ that they themselves createdÂ and are are best positioned to benefit from while making no discernible impact on the very real environmental threats we collectively face.
Image: Rampant CO2, high global temperatures, rising sea levels. A look into the future? No, this is Mesozoic North America 250-65 million years ago. Climate change has happened long before humanity’s emergence, it will happen again, with or without us. The key to preserving what we as humans value, including not only our cities, towns, and countrysides, but also ecosystems and species – is to devise technical, pragmatic solutions to ensure no matter what the climate does, we can not only survive, but thrive.Â
It was an exercise in manufacturing consent for policies already long-ago devised and simply waiting for piecemeal implementation.
Yahoo! News’ report, “40,000 People Reported at Climate Change Rally,” mentions 350.org as one of the rally’s organizers and key representatives. Upon 350.org’s “Friends & Allies” page, an extensive list of human rights and environmental racketeers can be found, all either linked, or directly connected to big-oil, big-finance, big-agri, and big-defense.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and its “Earth Hour” for instance,Â includes Fortune 500 corporations (page 24, .pdf)Â (and here) Walmart, Unilever, Coca-Cola, draconian intellectual property racketeer Christopher Dodd representing the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as a director, Bank of America, Google, and others. While the WWF claims having big corporations as partners is “good news” for the environment, implying that they are shifting toward environmental responsibility – in reality it is exactly the other way around. Corporations are co-opting genuine concern for the environment to further enrich themselves and to create global frameworks that eliminate indigenous competition over resources they themselves are already exploiting and plan to continue exploiting.
The lack of real, pragmatic solutions, or even an honest scientific discussion on issues like climate change are particularly telling. This collection of organizations falling under the 350.org website have also been key in pushing other establishment agendas, most notably regime change and political subversion worldwide,Â couching a corporate-fascist warmongering agendaÂ behind liberal concerns for “freedom,” “democracy,” and “human rights.”
Real Environmental Threats
The climate of Earth has always changed throughout its natural history, and many times before the existence of man, has changed so dramatically that it has caused mass extinction events. 65 million years ago, for example, Antarctica was a thriving ecosystemÂ covered in temperate forests inhabited by dinosaurs. The global temperatures were higher, sea levels were higher, and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels were many times higher than they are today. Higher temperatures, sea levels, and CO2 levels made the planet more habitable, not less. This changed however, and to the detriment of many species that are now extinct.
Before the Cretaceous period, there have been many points throughout Earth’s natural history, that were we as humans to travel back, would find uninhabitable. The atmosphere has been in a state of perpetual change, the biology driven by this change has likewise continuously evolved. There is no “norm” in terms of geology, biology, or climate. The only constant is the inevitability of its constant change.
The climate will change with or without us. To ensure the survival of what we value in terms of human society, history, and infrastructure, as well as ecosystems and individual species we desire to preserve, we must come up with something better than “carbon neutrality” implemented by giving bankers yet another derivative to trade, and energy companies a legal framework to maintain monopolies over powering human civilization.
Part of the solution is not only leveraging technology to protect our towns, cities, and countrysides from adverse weather, flooding, and changes in temperature through innovative infrastructure projects, but undermining, decentralizing, and eventually eliminating permanently these corporate monopolies that are demonstrably destroying the environment.
Strange that 350.org wasn’t marching against genetically modified organisms (GMO) and Monsanto’s pursuit of overwriting the planet genetically. Could a planet face a more dire threat than being overwritten genetically, its very essence mutilated by profiteering corporations? Strange that 350.org’s “Friends & Allies” don’t demand an end to profiteering wars around the planet that see tons of depleted uranium, with a half-life of billions of years, being dumped in both human and natural habitats the world over. Strange that 350.org, and “Friends & Allies” like WWF have in fact partnered with Fortune 500 corporations that perpetuate global monopolies, centralized manufacturing and distribution (and profits) that encourage wasteful supply chains, unhealthy socioeconomic trends, incur large amounts of garbage, and require the very petroleum and CO2 producing processes they allegedly were in Washington to oppose.
Indeed, 350.org and partners like the WWF do not represent corporations joining environmentalists, but rather represent environmentalists being co-opted and manipulated by the very special interests committing real harm to this planet.
Don’t Demand Action – Be the ActionÂ
Waving around placards as part of a big-business rally couched behind environmentalism, demanding action from a government big-business already fully owns, simply legitimizes and manufacturers public consent for more of the same. More schemes, more waste, more fraud, more abuse, while the environment continues to unravel and a host of problems both directly and indirectly related continue to grow.
Real solutions generally don’t involve corporations or governments, in fact, as a necessity must exclude them. The marriage between corporate interests and government regulations should be something all of us can agree on, regardless of where we sit on the political or environmental spectrum.
Real solutions involve a real education in science, technology,Â design, and manufacturing. This empowers people in all levels of society to accurately assess problems and apply local solutions. This, coupled with modern manufacturing technology enables more to be done on a local level, short-circuiting the petroleum intensive logistical chainsÂ WWF sponsorsÂ like Walmart couldn’t live without.
Organic farming on a local level coupled with local farmers’ markets eliminates entirely the need for Monsanto poison, fertilizers, and genetically modified franken-crops, along with the replacement of the petroleum intensive logistical networks that distribute big-agri’s products. 3D printing, computer-controlled manufacturing, and local hackerspacesÂ that encourage local entrepreneurshipÂ accelerate technological development and solutions that allow us to live the lives we wish to lead while doing so more efficiently in terms of energy, waste, and environmental impact.
In fact, when you think about it, almost all of these real solutions involve real community and local action, not placard-waving trips to Washington. These are not solutions that involve policies, taxes, and regulations, but rather technology, education, constructive, pragmatic, technical solutions that not only would make our environment more livable, but make our local economies and communities more viable and self-sufficient. The catch is, and the reason why this isn’t being done, you will notice that none of these activities require WWF sponsors like Walmart, Nike, IBM, Toyota, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Citi, IKEA, Nokia, etc.
We all desire cleaner air, healthier food, safer water, and greener parks. Waiting for a corporate-financier establishment to give it to us, when they themselves are the ones that have denied us of these essentials is the height of both naivety and futility.
Does it make sense then, to see why real problems and their solutions have become the target of hijackers like the corporate conglomeration that is 350.org and the WWF? Does it make sense to see them offering “alternative” centralized, corporate dependent solutions that replace local activism and tangible, technological solutions?
Why travel to Washington D.C. and demand non-solutions to real problems when you can organize locally and begin making this planet livable in very real, tangible, pragmatic, and measurable ways?
Smallpox is a category A biological disease that in the wrong hands could easily become a biological weapon of mass destruction. A single case of smallpox would be considered an emergency caused by intentional release as the disease was confirmed eradicated on May 8th 1980.
The last person known to have died of smallpox wasÂ Janet Parker, a medical photographer at The University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham UK. She died after an accidental release of the virus in September 1978.
The smallpox virus, medically called Variola is still in existence in a lab in the USA and another in Russia, no other countries have admitting having stocks of the virus but that doesn’t mean they DON’T have them. Governments around the world confirm that they hold 90 million doses of smallpox vaccine and the seed virus from which new vaccines can be made-vaccinia virus strain Lister Elstree is stored in level four containment inBilthoven, Netherlands.
The vaccines stored will be in various stages of degradation and will at some point need replacing. Tests on the vaccines are done every five years to check the efficacy of the drugs, so far vaccines up to 18 years old would still be effective if used.
As with all vaccines complications can occur and the death rate from smallpox vaccine was estimated to be one per million. Those vaccinated many years ago against smallpox may still have a small amount of immunity, possibly enough to prevent death, but not enough to prevent them catching the disease and many of the complications that go with it. These include:
* arthritis and bone infection
* eye infections
* severe bleeding
* skin infections
It was recommended that smallpox inoculations be repeated every 10 years in non-endemic regions and every 3 years in regions where the disease was endemic.
There are two types, and two sub-types of smallpox. Variola Minor as the name suggests is the least problematic and has a death rate of around 1% of those infected. Variola Major has a death rate of around 30% and two sub-types of Variola Major, haemorragic and malignant smallpox, although very, very rare have a death rate of almost 100%.
Smallpox is spread by face to face contact, on clothes and bedding or via aerosolised particles. In lab experiments 90% of the smallpox virus was found to be dead 24 hours after release into a contained atmosphere. Sunlight and heat hastens the demise of the virus.
Due to its long incubation period of 7-17 days, with a mean of 12-14 days smallpox can be in the community for a few days before it is realised there has been a release of the disease. Like many illnesses in the first instance it manifests as would a bad case of flu. The symptoms are:
* general malaise
* headache progressing to severe headache
* fever progressing to high fever
* excessive bleeding
* raised pink rash that becomes crusty
Because of the long incubation period epidemics get off to a relatively slow start when compared to most diseases. New waves of victims will occur every 2-3 weeks and the disease will progressively move through a region until their are no hosts left. The last smallpox vaccinations were given to children in 1979 and we are approaching the time when very few on the planet will have even residual immunity. Only those considered to be at risk from smallpox are offered inoculation, currently this is restricted to lab workers who come into contact with the virus. In any outbreak medical workers and the military will be first in line to receive any vaccine on offer.
MonkeypoxÂ is also a Variola virus and it has the same symptoms as smallpox though they are much less severe. 1-10% of those contracting monkeypox will die from it. Smallpox vaccine is effective against the virus.
Caring for someone with Variola carries risks of contracting the disease. Strict barrier nursing should be employed and only one person should come into direct contact with the patient. All clothing towels and bedding should be stored in a hard environment such as a lidded bucket for five days to make sure the virus is dead. The items should then be washed in hot water and detergent. Formaldehyde gas was used for the fumigation of homes where smallpox was present decades ago but there is no current advise or protocol in place at this point due to the total eradication of the disease.
There is nothing except inoculation that prevents smallpox and inoculation up to day four after being in contact with the disease can still reduce the severity of the condition. No government has so far gone on record to say how long it would take them to mass produce enough vaccine to inoculate the population of their country. With 90 million vaccine doses in store worldwide, and making a logical assumption that some of them will have degraded since their production lets hope for all our sakes that it doesn’t take them too long.
Lizzie Bennett retired from her job as a senior operating department practitioner in the UK earlier this year. Her field was trauma and accident and emergency and she has served on major catastrophe teams around the UK. Lizzie publishes Medically Speaking on the topic of preparedness.
Sunspot AR1678 has a delta-class magnetic field which contains enough energy to produce strong explosions. NASA estimate the a 45% chance of M class flares and a 15% chance of X class flares over the next 24 hours.
We have always known that tsunamis wreck lives and infrastructure. They devastate crops and economy but generally it was considered that the areas recovered, they rebuilt and moved on.
Then, on March 11th 2011 all that changed. A massive earthquake and tsunami overtopped seaÂ defensesÂ leading to the flooding of Fukushima DaiichiÂ nuclear power plant.
A group of scientists have published a study inÂ Natural Hazards JournalÂ that identifies the areas of the world most at risk from a major tsunami. Based on that data it has been possible to identify 23 nuclear power plants in high tsunami risk areas. In total these 23 plants have 74 reactors. Four of the plants are currently expanding to house a total of nine more reactors.
Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, co-author of the study, and a researcher at the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) said:
“We are dealing with the first vision of the global distribution of civil nuclear power plants situated on the coast and exposed to tsunamis”
The geographical risk factors mean that almost the entire west coast of the USA, the Spanish/Portuguese Atlantic coast, the Eastern Mediterranean area, the southern part of Oceania and Southeast Asia have added risk due to the presence of nuclear power stations.
There are currently 64 nuclear power plants under construction, 27 of them in China and 19 of thaose 27 are being built in areas that are considered to be geologically dangerous. South Korea, Pakistan and India are also currently in the building phase and all the plants have been identified as being in at risk areas.
On September 1st 1859 an incident known as the Carrington event, so named after the British amateur astronomer Richard Carrington, caused mayhem in telegraph offices where equipment began to fail and paper caught fire. Telegraph operators received moderate electric shocks if they were using the equipment at the time.
Of course in 1859 there was no electrical grid to fail, and computer chips that would be fried should a similar event happen now, were not even imagined.
Carrington, reflecting an image of the sun onto a sheet of white paper saw a cluster of dark spots on the paper. With no preamble to the main event he then witnessed two huge flashes of intense white light emanating from the dark cluster of sunspots. It was all over in a few seconds, but within hours the effects would be seen or felt across the globe. What Carrington had seen was a solar flare. All over the world there were reports of bright colours in the night sky, auroras Â caused by the flare hurling electrified gas particles at planet Earth. The flare is estimated to have had the power of 10 billion atomic bombs.
So, if telegraph offices were left inoperable and fires were caused near to the equipment, what would be the result if this happened today?
Well, not a lot according to British scientists. A report by theÂ Royal College of EngineeringÂ who state that statistically a storm of this magnitude is likely to hit every 100-200 years feel that the lattice style electricity grid used in the UK offers protection against such events and that the nations infrastructure is reasonably well prepared.
Professor Paul Cannon from the panel tasked with assessing the risk likened the level of disruption to that experienced by the UK when ash fallout from the Icelandic volcanic eruption affected air travel.
Chris Train, director of market operation at The National Grid said:
“Our grid is organised as a lattice which means it has resilience built in. That’s very different to the Canadian grid for example, which is point to point with long lines in series. You can see how that kind of system might be vulnerable to cascade”
The report did concede that satellites would be affected and that this in turn would affect sat nav systems down on the ground….so it might be advisable to have a map in your car. (They really said that, I couldn’t make this up )
The report also stated that some mobile phone systems are not as robust as they could be, and that those on aircraft at the time would receive a higher dose of radiation.
Having said that global positioning would be affected at the time the storm hit, I would assume that a higher dose of radiation is not the first thing that will come to the mind of a pilot who has no idea where he is, and as it’s possible he is driving an enormous glider at this point, the computer chips on the flight deck having been fried as the storm passed over the aircraft, I am sure everyone will be reassured by the reports recommendations that putting some alternative sensors into aircraft will help out with “electronic glitches” that may occur.
Glitches? I wouldn’t call plummeting from 35,000 feet a glitch, personally I would feel its a major disaster, especially if me or mine were on board at the time.
In March 1989 a solar storm crashed the Hydro-Quebec power grid and resulted in loses estimated to be in hundreds of millions of dollars, again in 1994Â a solar storm caused major disruption to communications satellites, network television and nationwide radio across Canada. Neither of these storms was particularly powerful in comparison to the Carrington storm, makes you wonder what the results would have happened if it had been.
To add to the confusion of whether the UK is able to deal with a Carringtonesque event both the BBC and Sky are carrying the story. TheÂ BBCÂ headline is UK ‘can cope with solar superstorm’ whereasÂ SkyÂ says Solar Superstorm: UK ‘Must Brace for Threat’ Both quote the same research.
The report concludes that such an event would be disruptive but not cataclysmic, something both the BBC and Sky manage to agree on.
For me, I think I’ll just continue hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
Lizzie Bennett retired from her job as a senior operating department practitioner in the UK earlier this year. Her field was trauma and accident and emergency and she has served on major catastrophe teams around the UK. Lizzie publishes Medically Speaking on the topic of preparedness.
A pre-dawn fireball streaked across the Houston, Texas sky this morning and was seen as far north as Dallas, over 200 miles away. It was so bright that the unidentified flying object was spotted by NASA’s meteor camera some 500 miles west of Houston in Mayhill, NM.
Concerned residents contacted local news stations to report what has been described as a “huge shooting star-like object.” Local radio broadcasts immediately began receiving calls, many from people who were driving to work, with some asking whether the fireball in the sky could be a sign that the fabled Mayan Prophecy has begun.
The Maya were a mesoamerican civilization that are believed to have been one of the most advanced peoples to live in the Americas, having developed language, mathematics andÂ astronomicalÂ systems.
The prophecy refers to December 21, 2012, which is believed by some to be the date the world will end – Doomsday.
Though disputed by most mainstream science, some historians andÂ mathematiciansÂ have concluded that the date, calculated from the Mayan Calendar, will lead to massive changes on earth that may include floods, earthquakes, and solar events. The scenario was popularized in the Hollywood blockbuster 2012.
Despite some panic, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in HoustonÂ insisted that this was not a sign of the comingÂ destructionÂ of the planet, but rather, just a rogue asteroid originating from the asteroid belt between the planets Mars and Jupiter (which incidentally is theorized to have been created when a large planet-size object met its Doomsday).
“It is a meteor, most likely a fragment from the asteroid belt and not associated with the Geminid meteor shower,” said NASA spokesman Bill Cooke.
Itâs known as CHAMP, or the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project, and it was publicly unveiled in a test over the Western Utah Desert on October 16, 2012. Itâs a missile that emits a high power microwave pulse at a specific target, rendering any electronics inside the target area useless. People within the target area are reportedly unharmed by the weapon.
During the test, the missile focused its laser like beam at a two-story building that had numerous computers running inside. A television camera was also set-up to record the events.
The energy directed at the target building not only rendered the computers useless, but also “knocked off” the television cameras.
While weapons like this have existed and even been used for some time, this appears to be a more refined tactical EMP type weapon. The weapons program is a joint effort between the U.S. Air Force Directed Energy Directorate team, Raytheon Ktech and Boeing Phantom Works. After the test was deemed successful, Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works, said âToday we turned science fiction into science fact.â
Douglas J. Hagmann and his son, Joe Hagmann hostÂ The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, a live Internet radio program broadcast each weeknight from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
Douglas Hagmann, founder & director of theÂ Northeast Intelligence Network, and a multi-state licensed private investigative agency. Doug began using his investigative skills and training to fight terrorism and increase public awareness through his website.
One of the grander conspiracy theories is that of overt and covert mind control. Covert methods include social programming such as our accepted educational institutions, advertising, propaganda, and otherÂ modern methods of mind controlÂ such as pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in our food, air, and water. Â More overt methods have been uncovered that literally attack and/or rewire brain function; these areÂ the electronic methods of mind control. The goal within these two groups generally is to create a docile, easily manipulated population that will be unable to critically examine and resist the lies spun by corrupt governments and their corporate media operations.
The video below presents an interesting experiment involving involving techniques that might have been used upon those believed to have been actual government-designed, mind-controlled killers, such as Robert Kennedyâs killer Sirhan Sirhan. As you will see, the evidence appears to be sufficient enough to continue exploring the very real possibility that the âlone nutsâ we have seen paraded over the decades have been part of a sinister plan to create patsies that can be used to further various agendas of wider social control.
In the wake of recent events such asÂ The Batman Shooter James HolmesÂ andÂ the documented FBI false flag patsiesÂ employed to further the War on Terror, it would be wise to keep an open mind about what dark science in collusion with tyrannical government has been working on, and where those who have been funding such experimentation are aiming to lead us.
During a speech earlier this year given by University of California-Riverside professor Richard Cardullo, the cottonseed derivative Gossypol is being proposed as an adequate sterilant to bring down the birthrate in the United States. Stating that the substanceâs permanent sterilization effects on males is already being considered for widespread use in China and many third world countries, Cardullo calls it âan optionâ for use within the United States. In addition to Gossypol, the professor advised the attending students to lower their standard of living if the earth is to continue carrying humans on its surface.
As part of the universityâs online science lecture series, recorded on the campus earlier this year, the professorâs lecture âIs Earth Overpopulatedâ is a classic neo-Malthusian regurgitation claiming the planet cannot carry much more people.
âIf you want to minimize environmental impact, perhaps you should consider lowering your standard of living, for instance.â
Cardullo also told people could reduce human impact on the earth by becoming vegetarians:
âOne of the things we know is the production of meat is incredibly expensive,â he said. âYou are going to start hearing more and more about humansâ carbon footprint, and one of the biggest contributions to that carbon footprint is the production of meat. âŠ We could do a lot simply by just becoming more vegetarian.â
Although the professor tells his listening audience to âlower their standard of livingâ to minimize human impact on the earth, he stresses that this in itself isnât sufficient to lower fertility in the United States. Also, the professor continues, famine, disease, war and so on do not have the ability to effectively cull the human population.
â(âŠ) we have got to do something about population as well. The United States, we are very affluent. âŠ we currently have a population of 313 million people. âŠ Altogether we gain one person every 15 seconds. âŠ If we want to take the population down to 150 million, all it would require in the next 100 years is to lower that birth rate â because we are not going to do it through any other method, right? That would be horrible.â
âIf we want to decrease the population, we could do it in an number of different ways.â
Then the professor goes on to point at the screen, on which are depicted several disease-spreading insects. âThese are all whatâs called vectorsâŠ carriers of disease which we are familiar with (âŠ) horrible things (âŠ). Iâm going to show you things that effects populations more than anything (âŠ), itâs thoseâ, states the professor as he points to an image of sperm.
âMany scientists want to know: are there ways, are there new ways, that we can control population âŠor fertility rates, by targeting specific cells, sperm or eggs, so that individuals can make the decision to keep those rates low.â
A bit later on in the speech, the professor eyes cotton derivative Gossypol, which- as scientists have learned- cause sterility in males by targeting the sperm. Citing Chinese and American research on Gossypol, Cardullo mentions that Gossypol has the potential of killing humans, causing not just temporary but permanent sterility in males.
â(âŠ) ultimately the World Health Organization argued against using it. But interestingly enough, there are countries in the world (such as China, Nigeria, Brazil etc.) using it as a permanent method for controlling fertility in males, which is an option.â
The permanent sterility effects of Gossypol were discovered back in the 1970s, and were further picked up by the main financial contributor of anti-fertility drugs in the 20th century, the Rockefeller Foundation. The Foundation, it seems, investigated Gossypolâs anti-fertility effect as well as the possibility of using the substance for âwidespread useâ. TheÂ 1985 Rockefeller Foundationâs annual reportÂ underlined its ongoing dedication towards finding good use for Gossypol.
Indeed, gossypol, a toxic polyphenol derived from the cotton plant, was identified early on in the Foundationâs research as an effective sterilant. The question was, how to implement or integrate the toxic substance into crops.
âAnother long-term interest of the Foundation has been gossypol, a compound that has been shown to have an antifertility effect in men, By the end of 1985, the Foundation had made grants totaling approximately $1.6 million in an effort to support and stimulate scientific investigations on the safety and efficacy of gossypol.â
âMale contraceptive studies are focused on gossypol, a natural substance extracted from the cotton plant, and identified by Chinese researchers as having an anti-fertility effect on men. Before widespread use can be recommended, further investigation is needed to see if lowering the dosage can eliminate undesirable side-effects without reducing its effectiveness as a contraceptive. The Foundation supported research on gossypolâs safety, reversibility and efficacy in seven different 1986 grants.â
It seems that the funded scientists have indeed found a way of âlowering the dosageâ of gossypol, circumventing the toxicity of the substance, so as to suppress or even eliminate these âundesirable side-effectsâ, which include: low blood potassium levels, fatigue, muscle weakness and even paralysis. If these effects could be eliminated without reducing the anti-fertility effects, the Foundation figured, it would be a highly effective and almost undetectable sterilant.
Although overtly, research into and development of gossypol as a anti-fertility compound was abandoned in the late 1990s, the cottonseed containing the substance was especially selected for mass distribution in the beginning of the current decade. Around 2006 a media-campaign was launched, saying the cottonseed could help defeat hunger and poverty.
In 2006,Â NatureNews reportedÂ that RNA interference (or RNAi) was the way to go. On the one hand it would âcut the gossypol content in cottonseeds by 98%, while leaving the chemical defenses of the rest of the plant intact.â Furthermore, the article quoted Dr. Deborah P. Delmer, the Rockefeller Foundationâs associate director of food security, who was quick to bury any concern:
âDeborah Delmer, associate director of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City and an expert in agricultural food safety, points out that a benefit of using RNAi technology is that it turns off a gene process rather than switching on a novel function. So instead of introducing a new foreign protein, youâre just shutting down one process,â Delmer says. âIn that sense, I think that the safety concerns should be far less than other GM technologies.â
âA gossypol-free cottonseed would significantly contribute to human nutrition and health, particularly in developing countries, and help meet the requirements of the predicted 50 percent increase in the world population in the next 50 years.â
âRathoreâs studyâ, states the article, ârepresents the first substantiated case where gossypol was reduced via genetic engineering that targets the genes that make the toxin.â
I bring into recollection the statement made by the Rockefeller Foundation in its 1986 annual report, which reads:
âBefore widespread use can be recommended, further investigation is needed to see if lowering the dosage can eliminate undesirable side-effects without reducing its effectiveness as a contraceptive.â
In theÂ 1997 Foundational report, Rathore is mentioned (page 68). A postdoctoral fellowship-grant was given to a certain E. Chandrakanth âfor advanced study in plant molecular biology under the direction of Keerti S. Rathore, Laboratory for Crop Transformation, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.â
Compromising connections, in other words, for someone who claimed academic objectivity in regards to gossypol and its sterilizing effects. Rathore explained the workings of RNAi in aÂ 2006 issueÂ of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
âCottonseed toxicity due to gossypol is a long-standing problemâ, Rathore said, âand people have tried to fix it but havenât been able to through traditional plant breeding. My area of research is plant transgenics, so I thought about using some molecular approaches to address this problem.â
Rathore also mentioned the desired main funder of his work without actually saying the name:
âwe are trying to find some partners and will probably be looking at charitable foundations to help us out in terms of doing all kinds of testing that is required before a genetically engineered plant is approved for food or feed. We are in the very early stages and have a lot of ideas in mind, but we need to pursue those. Hopefully, we can find some sort of partnership that will allow us to do them.â
He also expressed the final adaptation of the cottonseed for widespread use is something of the long term:
â(âŠ) right now there are many hurdles when you are dealing with a genetically modified plant. But I think in the next 15 or 20 years a lot of these regulations that we have to satisfy will be eliminated or reduced substantially.â
The Foundation, as is evident from the statements of Rockefellerâs own Deborah Delmer, has been more than interested. The scientific community, we see, now tells young students that using such sterilants are a viable option to reduce the US population. Given the fact that the professor has been selected by large governmental organizations under the general guidance of Obamaâs science czar John P. Holdren, we must wonder if the âoptionâ of using Gossypol as a sterilent in the United States may have been inspired by Holdren and Ehrlich in their 1977 book âEcoscienceâ, when they wrote:
âAdding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock.â
The US Geological Survey has beenÂ analyzingÂ rising sea levels from North Carolina to Boston and expect there to be a doubling of current levels. By 2050, the sea levels are assumed to be higher than 1.5 feet, according to theÂ Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ControlÂ in Delaware. Several federal and state-sponsored scientific agencies agree. Computer models say a 3 foot rise would flood waterside communities along the Eastern seaboard.
Alarmists claim we are just a few years away from a âtipping pointâ where current weather patterns will become drastically different â as evidenced by comparison of the changes in the last few decades. The US Department of Energy published aÂ reportÂ that shows CO2 emissions in the US have dropped; yet not enough to stave off the devastation of the tipping point.
Rich Collins, member of DelawareâsÂ Sea-Level Rise Advisory Committee, explains: âI have real concerns, because there are many environmental programs that I believe are designed to drive people away from the water.â
David Keith, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy is pushing the releasing of nanotechnology with sulfuric aerosols into the Earthâs atmosphere to reflect sunlight back out into space. Keith manages the million-dollar geoengineering research that isÂ fundedÂ by Bill Gates and the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research.
KeithÂ claims: âYou could manipulate the Earthâs climate at large scale for a cost thatâs of the order of $1 billion a year. It sounds like a lot of money, but compared to the costs of managing other environmental problems or climate change, that is peanuts.â
These engineered nanoparticles are assumed, according to Keith, to be âless likely to harm the planetâs protective ozone layerâ and that controlling the Earthâs weather patterns is more important than the consequences of such an endeavor.
Keith supports using science and geoengineering to âaffect the planet, to control the planet, to give us weather and climate control- not because we plan it, not because we want it, just because science delivers it to us bit by bit. With better knowledge of the way the system works and better engineering tools to affect it.â
John P Holdren, US Science Czar to the Obama administration,Â saysÂ that the cooling effects of geoengineering âcombat climate changeâ and âoffset greenhouse heatingâ.
In 2007, Holdren, as the director of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC),Â collaboratedÂ with Goldman Sachsâ Center for Environmental Management and the Global Clinton Initiative to âenable the Woods Hole Research Center to broaden and deepen its efforts to understand the ways that tropical forests contribute to human well-being . . . to stimulate new partnerships among businesses, researchers, and public-interest organizations to address the great challenges in global health, environment, and economic development.â
Geoengineering efforts and green policies return to the problem eco-fascists commonly refer to as man-made climate change.
With the recentÂ London Family Planning SummitÂ (LFPS) hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, eugenics and depopulation was the focus of the talks. The date of the LFPS marked the 100th anniversary of theÂ First International Eugenics CongressÂ in London. The LFPS also dedicated their summit to Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin who coined the term âeugenicsâ which is the global Eliteâs ideology of selective breeding to improve the human gene pool and restricting those deemed âunfitâ from being able to procreate.
The BMGF have been advocates of population control by promoting contraception, forced sterilization and âfamily planningâ in third world nations. Bill Gates has proposed in the past that by using cell phone technology, all births and recipients of vaccinations worldwide could be tracked and data-based.
Speaking with CNN, Melinda Gates gave her diatribe on how she justifies her position as part of the global Elite who are actively seeking to depopulate the planet by 90%; starting in the third world nations.
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism, anÂ alternative news site dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporate-funded mainstream media. You can find Occupy Corporatism on theirÂ Facebook page .