Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cynthia, The Flesh Eating Bacteria

Here is something I didn't expect:

... in the nearest future, the planet could face yet another “monster” that was bred deep inside US corporate laboratories. We are talking about the first synthetic bacteria – Cynthia, created “to combat oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico” which, according to the various reports that are often ignored by the corporate media, has mutated and has started attacking animals and humans. Now this highly lethal microorganism is on its way to Europe.

One could recall that back in April 2010 an explosion at a British Petroleum oil rig resulted in millions of barrels of oil contaminating the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the drastic measures taken to prevent an environmental catastrophe, an oil slick produced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill covered over sixty thousand square miles.

As one of the means of addressing the environmental catastrophe on their hands, Washington decided to take drastic measures, regardless of the possible consequences of those actions. It was at that time when an artificially created microorganism nicknamed Cynthia was unleashed, without any kind of examination of the possible threat it may pose to the environment.

Cynthia is the brainchild of the J. Craig Venter Institute — which was engaged in genetic engineering experiments since the beginning of the 21st century — and Synthetic Genomics Inc, and was created and funded directly by BP. It was believed that Cynthia feeds on oil, but it turns out now that it is equally willing to consume all forms of organic life as well…

In 2011, Cynthia was unleashed in the Gulf of Mexico and in its initial stages of life it was absorbing oil slicks at breathtaking speed. In January, 2011 the Register reported that scientists were particularly impressed by the speed with which the bacteria was eating up its “meal”.

But then this bacteria mutated and soon was feeding on organic lifeforms. Strange reports started coming from the US, like five thousand birds falling victims of an “unknown disease” in Arkansas, or more that a hundred thousand dead fish found off the coast of north Louisiana. It was also reported that a total of 128 British Petroleum employees that participated in the liquidation of the oil slick were struck by some mysterious illness. According to various sources they were forbidden to seek relief in public hospitals, to prevent them from talking to anyone about what has happened to them…

Soon it was recorded that the disease and the symptoms that are now associated with the coastal zone of the Gulf of Mexico began spreading to the continental United States – for example, people who were caught by heavy rains that came from the Gulf of Mexico were also exposed to it.

In fact, such disturbing reports have become pretty common, in spite of the restrictive measures taken by the US government to prevent this information from spreading. In particular, it’s been reported that certain individuals who were unfortunate enough to take take a swim in the Gulf of Mexico often found themselves covered with itching sores only to die in agony a few days later due to extensive internal bleeding.

According to media reports, a person can become Cynthia’s victim under two circumstances: if it penetrated the skin barrier through a wound or if they were unfortunate enough to eat raw seafood infected by this bacteria. Once the bacteria is in the system, it penetrates into the layer between the skin and muscles and starts producing a toxin that disrupts tissues. It is known that Cynthia is capable of reproducing itself rapidly within the infected cells, and that it is immune to antibiotics.

According to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), up to 40% of the residents of the territories adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico have become infected with severe respiratory and skin diseases, and one in four residents is planning to pack up and leave in the nearest future.

Still, Washington has been pretty determined to mute these reports by announcing that the growing death toll can be attributed to some “unknown virus.”

You can read the rest @
https://journal-neo.org/2016/09/14/cynthia-the-flesh-eating-s/

If this is an accurate report, I don't think I'll go swimming in the Gulf of Mexico any more.

Maxine's Insurrection

insurrection
a violent uprising against an authority or government

breach of the peace
an act of violent or noisy behavior that causes a public disturbance and is considered a criminal offense

Aren't these what Rep. Maxine Waters appears to be organizing? You can read about it here:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-24/maxine-waters-orders-if-you-see-anybody-trump-cabinet-create-crowd-and-push-back

Dear President Trump - she is not immune:

US Constitution
Article I
Section 6
1: The Senators and Representatives ... shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same ...

Arrest her and her mob. The so-called Democrats are going to start a civil war. You might as well admit that and start taking appropriate action before they physically drive you from office.

Is Las Vegas Keeping Tesla Afloat ???

Given Elon Musk’s dubious track record for hitting his goals, it may be a roll of the dice whether the Tesla CEO delivers a profit later this year. Fittingly, his success will depend partly on money from Nevada casinos.

Since 2015, Tesla has boosted its bottom line by selling tax credits to casinos such as the MGM Grand.

The casinos use the credits, purchased at a discount, to lower the gambling taxes they pay the state. Tesla uses the proceeds to ease its losses or increase its profit. Musk told investors on June 5 that “it’s looking like” the company will be profitable later this year.

So far, Tesla has sold $131 million in credits to casinos and has booked a total of $163 million in anticipation of more sales soon.

You can read the rest @
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-tesla-nevada-casino-credits-20180624-story.html

This is absurd! And it demonstrates why giving such companies tax credits is a bad idea all-round.

The False Migration Argument

According to this report, the EU and the US need migrants to ensure their populations do not decline:

https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2018/06/24/falsche-feindbilder-ohne-migranten-hat-europa-keine-chance/ [translation required]

I agree with the numbers, but this really is a false argument. Why do I say this?

The inexorable global growth of robots and AI is continuing to destroy jobs for humans. The reality is that in a few decades (perhaps earlier) there will be no way for the populations of the EU and the US to support themselves, so why don't we just allow their numbers to naturally decline?

Any sane assessment must admit that for this planet to survive the number of humans MUST decline. So why aren't we addressing THAT problem, which clearly is the 800 pound gorilla in the room?

Or do the rich have some secret program to address this which they're not willing to talk about?

Regime Change In Iran

Here is wisdom from Caitlin Johnstone:

Iran is a target for regime change for the exact same reasons its neighbors Iraq and Syria have been; it occupies and extremely strategically significant location in an oil-rich region that the US-centralized empire wants full control of. Thinking this one is different because its government isn’t secular is the product of many years of Islamophobic propaganda; the plutocrats and their allied intelligence and defense agencies don’t care what religion sits on top of their oil, and Saudi Arabia proves it. Any argument made against Iranian theocracy could be made even more strongly against KSA theocracy, but you don’t see Sean Hannity advocating the overthrow of the Saudi royals, do you?

You can read the rest @
https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/anyone-promoting-regime-change-in-iran-is-an-evil-piece-of-shit-13563f46f12b

The war on Iran has several possible motivations:

  • To make rich oil men even richer,
  • To resolve the Shia-Sunni religious schism,
  • To support Israel's quest for regional supremacy, and
  • I'm sure you have some theories of your own.

Whatever the case, should we be supporting the overthrow of the Iranian government? I don't think so.

How about you?

The American Gulag ???

US Navy planning to build military camps to jail 120,000 immigrants

A draft memo leaked to Time magazine Friday reveals preparations by the United States Navy to build sprawling internment camps to house over 120,000 undocumented immigrants. Massive camps housing nearly 50,000 each are being proposed in Northern and Southern California, close to the country’s largest immigration populations, with an initial 25,000 to be housed on military bases in Alabama.

The capacity of the new facilities would match the total number of Japanese and Japanese-Americans detained during World War Two. This follows a separate Department of Defense announcement Thursday that the military will erect detention camps on four Army bases in Texas and Arkansas that will hold another 20,000 migrant children.

The establishment of military prison camps on American soil marks an ominous milestone in US history. These are being erected to detain not only immigrants, but also striking workers, protesters against police violence, and all who resist conditions of deepening exploitation, war and dictatorship. This police state policy is aimed at the entire working class.

You can read the rest @
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/23/immi-j23.html

I have some questions about this report:

  • A draft memo? How was it authenticated?
  • Why the Navy? This is not their specialty, by any means.
  • How credible is the claim such centers will be used for anything except housing illegal immigrants awaiting their court appearance and/or deportation?

I think we're screwed no matter what we do.

The Untied States Of America

Is the following claim credible?

USA Really has all the markings of a Russian troll factory trying to undermine U.S. democracy, spinning conspiracy theories, aggregated news and opinions with an aim to show America in a state of near-chaos. Facebook and Twitter have shut down its accounts. When Malkevich’s website called for a rally June 14 to support President Donald Trump, it fizzled for lack of a correct city permit.

You can read the rest @
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article213403299.html

I sincerely doubt that Russia is the main player in the creation of chaos in the US. That distinction belongs to Obama ad-Dajjal, Hillary Clinton, the DNC, the MSM, Hollywood, George Soros, and their ilk.

Note well - "the resistance" appears to be doing nothing good for the USA. On the contrary, they have brought the "thriving on chaos" theory to a new level: destroying the country in order to save it.

And this is the dumbest thing which has happened in my lifetime. Even dumber than the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror put together.