US Military Invests In ‘Doomsday Genetics’ Technology: ‘My Main Worry Is That We Do Something Irreversible’

Amid United Nations fears that genetic extinction technology could be used by militaries, a United States military agency has invested $100 million in the doomsday biological technology that can wipe out an entire species.
Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver Doomsday genes which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species. And to make matters worse, emails released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), suggest that the United States’s uber-secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has become the world’s largest funder of this ‘gene drive’ research and will heighten international tensions further ahead of a UN expert committee meeting in Montreal beginning on Tuesday.
The UN is debating a ban on this technology as several southern countries fear the application of using extinction technology. The use of genetic extinction technologies in bioweapons is the stuff of nightmares, but so far, known research is focused entirely on pest control and the elimination of diseases. The key word there being ‘known.’

This post was published at shtfplan on December 4th, 2017.

The Real Winner In America’s Russia Crisis Is China

The continuing American obsession with Russia plays directly into Beijing’s hands and makes it less likely that Washington will develop an effective strategy to deal with China…
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When thinking about male-pattern baldness, what comes immediately to mind? Genetics? Thanks for this, grandad.
But then I conducted my own scientific research and discovered the following: I started losing hair at the temples or the crown of the head when Vladimir Putin first held the position of president from 2000 to 2008, and my hairline receded big time after the Russian leader took office again in 2008.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 22, 2017.

Are We Getting Dumber?

Recent studies are discovering that each generation is becoming increasingly stupid. A study from Iceland has highlighted a downward spiral in human intelligence. The genetics firm in Reykjavik found that groups of genes that predispose people to spend more years in education became a little rarer in the country from 1910 to 1975. The sample size was more than 100,000 Icelanders. They found a slight decline over the 65-year period.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jan 26, 2017.

When Machines Make Our Decisions

Humans are so inconvenient. They need wages, breaks, food, shelter, room to move, air to breathe, and time off. How much easier to just eliminate all of those pesky time-wasting things and replace humans with machines? Or, how about merging humans with machines so that we can create what we want? But when we remove our humanity from the equation, is what remains truly human?
We can replace this part and that part, and still maintain our humanity, but when we start tinkering with DNA, attempting to download our brain processes onto a chip and rearrange what is there to create a ‘better human,’ we create something that no longer bears the essence of humanity.
Human Human = Human
Machine Machine = Machine
Human Machine = Mechanized Hybrid
It’s simple genetics, really. The less humanity that is present, the less human traits the entity possesses. And at what point does humanity become so negligible that the machine takes over completely?
In the classic scifi series Star Trek, Mr. Spock, half human half Vulcan, was trying to become more human. He was trying to overcome his Vulcan tendencies towards robotic actions with no feelings, no empathy, and total machine-like logic. Today, we are encouraged to become more like Mr. Spock’s Vulcan ancestors – without feeling, emotion, or any trace of humanity. And all for the sake of convenience.

This post was published at FarmWars on Aug. 12, 2016.

‘FAT ACTIVIST’ CLAIMS THAT THIN PEOPLE ARE ‘PRIVILEGED’

It’s no secret that people who are thin and attractive have certain social and physical advantages over the obese in our society. It’s also widely known that some people, usually due to genetics, have a harder time losing weight than the rest of us. As the old billiards saying goes, ‘them’s the breaks.’
However, some people who are overweight not only find society’s standards unfair, they view them as oppression. In the same tradition of the race based social justice movement that’s been spreading across college campuses, there are now ‘fat activists’ like Virgie Tovar, who recently spoke at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on MAY 12, 2016.

A Culture of Fear & the Epigenetics of Terror

Fear Makes People Stupid!
‘No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.’ – Edward R. Murrow, Broadcast Journalist
America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions.
The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.
Normally mild-mannered individuals caught up in the throes of this disease have been transformed into belligerent zealots, while others inclined to pacifism have taken to stockpiling weapons and practicing defensive drills.
This plague on our nation – one that has been spreading like wildfire – is a potent mix of fear coupled with unhealthy doses of paranoia and intolerance, tragic hallmarks of the post-9/11 America in which we live.
Everywhere you turn, those on both the left- and right-wing are fomenting distrust and division. You can’t escape it.
We’re being fed a constant diet of fear: fear of terrorists, fear of illegal immigrants, fear of people who are too religious, fear of people who are not religious enough, fear of Muslims, fear of extremists, fear of the government, fear of those who fear the government. The list goes on and on.
The strategy is simple yet effective: the best way to control a populace is through fear and discord.

This post was published at Boiling Frogs Post on December 17, 2015.

The Mirage of Racist America – and the Reality of the Racist Left

A January 2014 Huffington Post headline read: ‘Nearly Half Of Black Males, 40 Percent Of White Males Are Arrested By Age 23: Study.’ Published in Crime & Delinquency, that study poses a steep challenge to two supposedly very different groups. For white supremacists, who (despite no real science) believe there is a vast ‘biologically based’ behavioral difference between blacks and whites, a less-than-10 percent distinction doesn’t offer much empirical support. But it also doesn’t offer much confirmation to those who (despite the civil rightsdeinstitutionalization of racism) see contemporary America as a land of ‘black oppression’ and ‘white privilege.’
That shouldn’t be any surprise, for the self-styled ‘anti-racist progressives’ of the Left are nothing but a mirror of traditional bigots. We think of right-wing racism as images of all blacks engaging in crime, being chronically unemployed, scoring poorly on IQ tests – with a soundtrack attributing these behaviors to inferior genetics. Left-wing ‘anti-racism’ merely rebroadcasts those images, but with a new ‘narrative.’ Now, it is ‘institutional,’ ‘systemic’ bias against blacks that generates those behaviors. What the Left really stands for is aredubbed racism.
One such narrator is Ta-Nehisi Coates, a recent MacArthur Fellowship recipient. On Sept. 21, he shared some of his genius with a television audience:
I don’t [think] there’s anything pathological about the African-American community at all. I think the African-American community, you know, if you go into particularly deprived or poor African-American communities and you see certain behaviors [that you] feel may not be suitable, say, at Harvard or, say, in a boardroom or, say[,] in a job interview, I think viewed within the context of the African-American community and viewed within people who are struggling with elevated rates of violence, viewed from the perspective of people who are very much concerned about getting from point a to point b on a given day, and I mean that geographically, those behaviors automatically make sense. I’ve long maintained this even before I was doing this piece, that within the context of racism, within the context of the boot upon your neck, all the behaviors within the African-American community make sense.
The only problem is the boot upon your neck, and the minute that folks remove the boot, I believe we will see a lot of those behaviors that we term as pathological begin to fade.
If racism (the ‘boot’) is ‘systemic’ – i.e., without significant exception – as imposed on blacks, and it is this racism that produces the ‘behaviors that we term as pathological,’ why aren’t those behaviors virtually uniform among blacks? Why don’t we see nearly all blacks, male and female, arrested by age 23? Even more to the point, why would we see any (let alone 40 percent of) ‘privileged’ young white males arrested? (Also from that study: ‘By age 23, arrest rates were 20 percent for white females and 18 percent and 16 percent for Hispanic and black females, respectively.’)

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 21, 2015.

It’s All About Tolerance

Uh huh.
We’ve been hearing this literally forever — it’s about tolerance of people’s differences; they just want to be left alone. Whether the difference is being gay, transgendered, whatever. The only force involved is all the bigotry and violence these people suffer under; they have no intention of violence at all.
Pinsky then argued that ABC did a good job getting viewers, which is the point of an awards ceremony. Pinsky continued, ‘In terms of the science behind gender disphoria, you’re very familiar with that, Zoey. It’s not about the…chromosomes within our nuclei.’ Tur responded, ‘We both know chromosomes don’t necessarily mean you’re male or female.’ And ‘you have a thing like Klinefelter’s syndrome. So, [turning to Shapiro and touching his shoulder] you don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re not educated on genetics -.’ Shapiro asked if the discussion was supposed to be on genetics and asked, ‘What are your genetics, sir?’ Pinsky said to Tur, ‘I’d stay away from the genetics and back to the brain scans.’

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-07-17.

What No One Is Supposed To Know About Vaccination

I have been an independent holistic health scientist for 50 years now, and when I first started my work and investigations, I made a commitment to go after an ever-deeper understanding of whatever was true, irrespective of what other people believed, or what everyone assumed to be acceptable facts. I knew that if I cared at all about labels, group associations, pre-conceived ideas, or pleasing other people, any of these would be blinders and limitations on what I would be able to understand. Motivated initially by the need to overcome my own health problems, I could not afford misunderstandings or partial clarity.
As a result, I was able to discover many things outside the box of acceptable beliefs according to modern health science. I found that most diseases and even what we call ‘normal aging’ are totally preventable, reversible and unnecessary in most cases. No, diseases do not have to be ‘managed,’ in most cases they can be cured. I found that the main tools needed to accomplish this were not sophisticated new high tech instruments, special new drugs or discoveries in genetics, but rather re-connection to what was known by wise teachers of healing thousands of years ago.
I found through deep investigation and long personal experimentation with almost endless trial and error, that the important elements of health and healing are live foods, natural systems of detoxification (such as colon hydrotherapy), proper exercise, sunlight, grounding, fresh air, rest, and positively re-directed mental and emotional patterns. These things have been known and taught as long as wise teachers who were in touch with the timeless laws of nature were willing to share their insights andEXPERIENCE with humanity. The origin of this knowledge is not ‘higher education’ as we know it today, or acceptable journals, and certainly not corrupt government agencies or medical associations. What used to be known as ‘common sense’ is far closer to the origin of this knowledge than the most complex and sophisticated-sounding academic teaching being given in the medical schools and PhD programs under today’s medical industry.

This post was published at FarmWars on July 8, 2015.

Progress Makes Genius Routine

We forget about one of the great advantages of intellectual progress, namely, that people of above-average intelligence can perform better than geniuses did a century earlier.
Think of a graduate of MIT or CalTech today. I do not mean somebody with a Ph. D. I mean somebody with a bachelor’s degree. He is better at physics than Sir Isaac Newton ever was. That is because he stands on the shoulders of those who stood on the shoulders of those who stood on the shoulders of Isaac Newton.
Furthermore, Newton was something of a gadfly. He spent a large percentage of his adult life studying alchemy, which was totally wasted time.
It is not just that we stand on the shoulders of giants. We stand on the shoulders of above-average practitioners, too. And we have better tools.
If someone with the intelligence of Newton were to get a degree out of CalTech or MIT, he would be phenomenal. He would make breakthroughs of all kinds. That is true of geniuses in all periods of time. You never know when they are going to show up. You do not know what they are going to accomplish. They will probably be opposed by conventional scholars. These people show up unexpectedly, and then they disappear, with no one comparable to them appearing for a generation or more.
What I am talking about is the above-average practitioner. Because of intellectual progress, and especially because of the division of intellectual labor, it is possible for above-average performers to perform at levels undreamed of by a genius a century or more in the past. What conventional people do as a matter of routine, some genius probably would have been unable to do a century earlier. In certain fields, such as chemistry and genetics, a practitioner prior to 1865 would not have been able to do the work at all.
This is why intellectual progress is such an extraordinary benefit to us. We live off of the moral capital that has been accumulated for over 20 centuries. Then there is the intellectual capital of the last 550 years: post-Gutenberg. Then there is the technological capital of the last 200 years: machines, highways, metallurgy, chemistry, electronics, and so forth. Technological progress is now increasing exponentially.
With a simple computer program that almost anybody can afford, people of above-average intelligence and a graduate school education can perform certain kinds of research and analyses beyond anything possible to a genius 40 years ago. It does not even take much creativity. All it takes is the ability to make certain kinds of intellectual connections, and then the statistical tools to evaluate these connections.

This post was published at Gary North on May 16, 2015.

DARPA Develops Implant With ‘Terminator’ Vision: ‘Plugs directly into a person’s DNA and visual cortex’

For now, the technology is in ‘crude’ form undergoing R&D through animal testing, specifically with the neural connections of a zebrafish.
In the longer term, DARPA researchers (the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) believes the gene modifying optical technology will be able to restore vision to the blind and impaired, and replaced current conceptions of virtual reality, with an internal display that will provide vital stats and more about the target, err, object in view.
According to CNET, the DARPA boffins are reportedly working on a device known as a ‘cortical modem’ that plugs directly into a person’s DNA and visual cortex. Not only does this unique device help someone overcome blindness or poor eyesight, it generates a built-in heads-up display (HUD) that appears right in before their very eyes.
The implants create an augmented reality projection that appears like magic in your natural vision and without the need for helmets or special eyeglasses. (source)
The visual overlay could be developed, as in the Schwarzenegger ‘Terminator’ films, like an automatic panel of information that meshes seamlessly with the real world, or it could integrate interactive ‘Minority Report’-style panels, but internally. Regardless, the implications are fantastic, and perhaps, unsettling.
Though it is hardly the first DARPA foray into brain implants, this technology represents a new breakthrough, as it requires modification to a person’s DNA, an application of optogenetics that bypasses our natural visual sensory system and makes use of what is, for now anyway, a simple $10 devices that produces the LED-like display:

This post was published at shtfplan on February 18th, 2015.

Genetic programming for the Brave New Utopia

First, read these two quotes from highly regarded academic scientists, to catch the flavor of the genetic revolution. Be prepared for staggering pronouncements.
From Lee Silver, Princeton, molecular biologist and author of Remaking Eden:
‘The GenRich – who account for ten percent of the American population – [will] all carry synthetic genes. All aspects of the economy, the media, the entertainment industry, and the knowledge industry are controlled by members of the GenRich class…
‘Naturals work as low-paid service providers or as laborers. [Eventually] the GenRich class and the Natural class will become entirely separate species with no ability to crossbreed, and with as much romantic interest in each other as a current human would have for a chimpanzee.
‘Many think that it is inherently unfair for some people to have access to technologies that can provide advantages while others, less well-off, are forced to depend on chance alone, [but] American society adheres to the principle that personal liberty and personal fortune are the primary determinants of what individuals are allowed and able to do.
‘Indeed, in a society that values individual freedom above all else, it is hard to find any legitimate basis for restricting the use of repro[grammed]-genetics. I will argue [that] the use of reprogenetic technologies is inevitable. [W]hether we like it or not, the global marketplace will reign supreme.’
Here is another gem, from Gregory Stock, former director of the program in Medicine, Technology, and Society at the UCLA School of Medicine:
‘Even if half the world’s species were lost [during genetic experiments], enormous diversity would still remain. When those in the distant future look back on this period of history, they will likely see it not as the era when the natural environment was impoverished, but as the age when a plethora of new forms – some biological, some technological, some a combination of the two – burst onto the scene. We best serve ourselves, as well as future generations, by focusing on the short-term consequences of our actions rather than our vague notions about the needs of the distant future.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 23, 2015.

Mind control: the attempt to program life

‘The targets of modern mind control are always described in terms of medical treatment, alleviation of suffering, and healing. What else would you expect? A stark mission statement about population control and intentional shrinking of brain function? No, this op inevitably falls under ‘greatest good for the greatest number’. The promoted premise is: less effort, less pain, more happiness. A gift given to the essentially passive human being. That formulation itself is a version of mind control. The hero and the rebel are replaced by the semi-satisfied and quiescent android.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Here’s a research project that tells you something about where mind control is going. From MIT News, 8/27/14:
‘The findings, described in the Aug. 27 issue of Nature, demonstrated that a neuronal circuit connecting the hippocampus and the amygdala plays a critical role in associating emotion with memory. This circuit could offer a target for new drugs to help treat conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers say.
”In the future, one may be able to develop methods that help people to remember positive memories more strongly than negative ones,’ says Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, and senior author of the paper.’
Translation: blot out emotions connected with memories.
Tinker with memory, re-program neurons, change brain chemistry…these are the hallmarks of modern efforts to condition human life.
The science is spotty, to say the least, but the effort is enormous, and the direction is clear.
If you stacked up all the social sciences, and biology and physics and chemistry, as well as psychology and psychiatry…and even if you went out to the fringes of academia, where the so-called dissidents live…you would encounter scenarios about life as programming.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 19, 2015.

Mind Control Scientists Turn Off Emotional Link to Memories

It is becoming increasingly clear that advancements in genetics and neuroscience are leading toward direct methods of mind control. An array of hi-tech methods have been announced – magnetic manipulation via ‘neural dust,’ high-powered lasers, and using light beamed from outside the skull. As a result, scientists are making bold claims that they can alter the brain even to the extent of turning off consciousness altogether.
But it is memory research that might be among the most troubling. As I’ve previously stated in other articles, our memories help us form our identity: who we are relative to where we have been. Positive or negative lessons from the past can be integrated into our present decisions, thus enabling us to form sound strategies and behaviors that can aid us in our quest for personal evolution. But what if we never knew what memories were real or false? What if our entire narrative was changed by having our life’s events restructured? Or what if there were memories that were traumatic enough to be buried as a mechanism of sanity preservation, only to be brought back to us in a lab?
We’ve already witnessed research into the erasure of memories, the implantation of false memories, and triggering memories of fear when none previously existed. (Source) MIT researchers are now claiming to have found the specific brain switch that links emotions to memory. Once again, the temptation of helping those who have experienced trauma might open doors to very unethical applications.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 28th, 2014.