SAN FRANCISCO — You probably know where your Social Security card, birth certificate and other sensitive information is being stored, but what about your genetic material? If you or your child was born in California after 1983, your DNA is likely being stored by the government, may be available to law enforcement and may even be in the hands of outside researchers, CBS San Francisco’s Julie Watts reports.
Like many states, California collects bio-samples from every child born in the state. The material is then stored indefinitely in a state-run biobank, where it may be purchased for outside research.
State law requires that parents are informed of their right to request the child’s sample be destroyed, but the state does not confirm parents actually get that information before storing or selling their child’s DNA.
KPIX has learned that most parents are not getting the required notification. We’ve also discovered the DNA may be used for more than just research. Continue reading
In a recent speech to a human rights gathering, Russian President Vladimir Putin made the claim that “U.S. special services agents” were collecting DNA samples from Russians of different ethnic groups as part of the development of a possible ethno-biological weapon.
“Do you know that the biological material is collected all over the country for different ethnic groups and peoples living in different geographical area of the Russian Federation? The question is why they are doing it, and they are doing it purposefully and professionally,” he said. “We are an object of great interest. Of course, we do not need to have any fear about it. Let them do whatever they want, and we must do what we have to do.” Continue reading
“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation
Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, shoot, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.
Such is life in America today that Americans are being made to relinquish the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to clear the nearly insurmountable hurdle that increasingly defines life in the United States: we are now guilty until proven innocent. Continue reading
News on nano weapons has now gone mainstream, albeit one article. However, they are not new and have been discussed by experts who published information on them at least as far back as 2004. Take the following articles by Lev Navrozov at the World Tribune, for example:
The next world war will be waged with nano-weapons (Thursday, September 4, 2008)
Molecular nano weapons in China vs. U.S. ‘unilateral disarmament’ (Monday, March 15, 2004)
China’s nano weapons and its doctrine of ‘Unrestricted War’ (Monday, October 15, 2007)
Molecular Nano weapons: Research in China and talk in the West (February 29, 2004)
Roadside bombs? U.S. soldier sees death ‘out of the East in slow motion’ (November 7, 2005)
Must I praise China as Walter Duranty glorified the USSR? (Thursday, April 16, 2009)
Does the CIA know anything about China’s weaponized nanotechnology? (Thursday, May 28, 2009)
It is also within Lev’s archive that you will read about how nano weapons will have their own nano factories that are fully self-sustainable, powered by nano robots that create more and more nano weapons, nano factories, biological nano weapons and more. Entire nano armies could be built from these… by the billions and trillions. They are not only to be considered weapons of mass destruction, but something that could also wipe out enemy weapons of mass destruction. Imagine millions of nano bots dismantling North Korean or Iranian nuclear weapons in their silos and safely eating away the nuclear core like termites on wood — let alone the look on people’s faces when they see it happening right before their very eyes. They can be used for good, or as we also see, for nefarious purposes.
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
– Albert Einstein
Well, Albert. It looks like it just might be nano weapons.
Either way, welcome to (at least) 2004, mainstream media. You’re a bit behind.
Several countries are developing nanoweapons that could unleash attacks using mini-nuclear bombs and insect-like lethal robots.
While it may be the stuff of science fiction today, the advancement of nanotechnology in the coming years will make it a bigger threat to humanity than conventional nuclear weapons, according to an expert. The U.S., Russia and China are believed to be investing billions on nanoweapons research.
“Nanobots are the real concern about wiping out humanity because they can be weapons of mass destruction,” said Louis Del Monte, a Minnesota-based physicist and futurist. He’s the author of a just released book entitled “Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat To Humanity.” Continue reading
MI6 spy Gareth Williams hacked into restricted information about former US President Bill Clinton, it has been claimed.
The 31-year-old codebreaker was discovered inside a padlocked bag in a bathtub at his London home in 2010, sparking a real-life mystery worthy of any 007 thriller.
Now it is claimed he illegally obtained a guest list for an event attended by Mr Clinton as a favour for a friend who was going.
A follow-up post from a previous entry, showing further proof of an ongoing Obama administration mission to purge those U.S. millitary who stand up to him.
The evidence is shaky at best, and the most the administration can do is build a case off his ‘lapse’ in judgement where he found the chips in the bathroom floor. Yet they compounded the doubt they wanted to put in people’s heads by smearing his reputation with ‘gambling problem’ gossip. With the soft heads people have today, if they are oft hearing something of this sort, they will eventually believe it, regardless of the facts.
As Nazi propagandist, and Herr Hitler’s right-hand man, Joseph Göbbels once said:
“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”
Giardina is but one of many being purged in an overall effort to transform the military fitting the current White House agenda, which is to reduce U.S. military prowress and allow the likes of China and Russia to fill the void.
You have to destroy America from within, and within crticial areas, before it can be destroyed from the outside, so the story goes.
The effort is now in motion, in realtime.
An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them.
Investigation records say his DNA was found on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter one of the phony chips, but previously undisclosed emails indicate that the presence of his DNA is not conclusive evidence that he was involved in the fakery.
Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina, who was fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces at an early stage of a Navy criminal investigation into the counterfeit chips, acknowledged to The Associated Press that he played the fake chips at a poker table in the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in June 2013. Continue reading
Rapid sequencing and analysis of 99 genomes have enabled researchers to identify more than 300 genetic changes in the Ebola virus genome, according to results published in Science.
With collaboration with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Pardis Sabeti, MD, DPhil, of the Broad Institute and Harvard University, and colleagues sequenced Ebola virus genomes collected from 78 patients with the virus in Sierra Leone during the first 24 days of the outbreak. Along with the mutations, which make the 2014 Ebola virus distinct from the viral genomes tied to previous Ebola outbreaks, the researchers found sequence variations indicating that the outbreak started from a single introduction into humans.
To accelerate response efforts, the research team released the full-length sequences on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s DNA sequence database in advance of publication. Continue reading