I am an active grandma from Portland, Oregon. I was most recently a yoga teacher and part of an organic farm. Both endeavors shriveled up during these difficult couple of years. The opportunity for me was to do a deeper dive into why the devolution of our culture sped up. It is time for us all to help see how we got here and what we can do to right it.
I have always been a curious person. When things do not feel right, I like to try to understand why. There have been unanswered questions since I was small. When I was very small Dwight Eisenhower warned us to beware of the “military-Industrial complex”. Meanwhile every morning we pledged with our hands over our hearts to one nation “with liberty and justice for all”. And yet, as I grew, I observed that it was certainly not always the case. I saw with my own eyes beloved leaders assassinated, racial injustices, children screaming from their skin burned by our napalm, and many countries looted for their resources to “preserve our way of life”.
My whole life I watched the spread of a type of imperialism that did not seem to fit with the lessons in civics and the history I was taught. The Declaration of Independence required us to take action when the suffering becomes abusive:
“that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,”
And, yet, the countries we were ‘saving’ for democracy and fair elections-- were somehow turning into despotic places. They did not enjoy free speech or self-determination, but were often ruled by a military and business elite that oppressed and massacred their citizens. And worse, the ‘regime changes’ seemed to include various defoliants, and serious health problems often including imprisonment and torture, for dissidents. And co-incidentally, the illicit drug trade got a boost. The AK 47s flew in and the drugs, gangs, and corruption came back to OUR cities and neighborhoods. And now, we hear a prominent Russian oligarch is building a new Kalishnokov (automatic weapons) factories in the US, just announced.
So now, we reap what we have sown. Or, even if we didn’t ‘sow’ it, we were too busy with our lives and distractions to stand up to it.
The ‘cream’ that has risen to the top of our leadership is found riddled with systemic corruption. Most of our leaders in government, corporations and the military appear to be either complicit or at best silent witnesses to our cultural demise. We now see ourselves as divided, and I believe that to be because of micro-targeted messaging that speaks to our hearts with twisted language and forked tongue.
Our spirit, our hearts and our truths are now often silenced in the public forum. Fear and illness are the basis of new ‘rules’ that do not respect our heritage as creative, thoughtful, and responsible citizens, or even the rule of our laws. It has been done by a declared ‘emergency’ that continues on with no accountability or review.
I am now in the part of my life where I have more time to try to figure out how we got to where we are and where we go from here.
The independent gum-shoe journalist
I have been following and contributing to a hardworking. Brilliant, and inciteful gum-shoe journalist, George Webb, and a savvy group of contributors for the last 5, nearly 6 years. It has been like working on advanced degrees in history, cultural forensics, meta-data analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, medicine, nano-technology, spy-craft, and philosophy all at once. I would like to now expand on the research George has started, available to all of us in open-source documents, many of which were generated and paid for by our tax dollars.
We, as a people, have not continued to shoulder the responsibility to keep our government accountable to us, the citizens. Tragically to many, perhaps most or all of us, the technocrats in the interest of their employers, have assumed (wrested?) that responsibility from us. The military-industrial complex that Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke of is alive and well and is now pivoting away from the string of endless conventional wars we grew up with to the new asymmetric, unconventional warfare, that profits from our complacency.
Research Newsletter #1
The Virus/Vaccine game pivots from computers to biology AND the Un-Holy Alliance, the Fox managing the Hen houses, with no input from the Hens, using their tax dollars.
The Virus/Vaccine game has been played in marketing programs for years and years. It is also called the Razor/Razorblade marketing program. You nearly give away the Razor and sell the razorblades at a premium in order to create demand and a sustained market. In technology, it is called the virus/vaccine game and was expertly played by Microsoft and McAfee. George Webb has reported on this many times. As a technology salesman in the booming age of the computers, he saw the back doors in the Microsoft programmers left in their buggy operating system updates. Working for McAfee, he saw the Ukrainian hacking team hired to develop the viruses that could be mitigated by their product updates. This was a money funnel that could be amplified by Wall Street at each cycle.
Let’s look at how that same program (the Virus/Vaccine game) has been expanded by the same marketing ideas into a ‘sustainable’ system for our Military budgets to build the private infrastructure to sustain a huge money stream that has NO accountability to the people this country, or the world, and exploits our public health system to sustainably enable itself:
This report by the RAND corporation details the criteria for measuring the success of this program. RAND is a think tank for the US Military.
In their own words:
“The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
“This research was sponsored by the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, and conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community.
“The Acquisition and Technology Policy Center (ATP) helps ensure that U.S. and allied forces have the materiel they need to accomplish their missions in every warfighting domain: space, air, ground, sea, and cyber. “
Is this an UNHOLY ALLIANCE of Public /Private partnership?
The 170 page report is on how to best assess the metrics of the program using logic models.
The report is paid for by you and me. The Public can access it, but not reproduce any of it according to the copywrite. Read it for yourself: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR660.html
The sub-title, objectives, and the conclusions of the report support the feedback loop: Sustainability Enablers. Enablers is a curious term to use here. From the dictionary it is “One who encourages a bad habit in another (typically drug addiction) by his or her behaviour. OR, one who gives someone else the power to behave in a certain way. “
The idea of sustaining the enablers is also a curious use of words.
The objectives from page 15 or xii of the summary are to 1) strengthen enduring partner capabilities for biorisk management, and 2) to strengthen enduring partner capabilities for biosurveillance.
It goes on to say that these partner capabilities they are building out need to be Enduring, so the metrics of success that they are recommending are Sustainability Enablers are the building blocks required to maintain partner capacities and capabilities in the longer term. So, CEBP helps to create or strengthen their capablilties.
If this sounds like self-referential double-speak to justify giant grants of our tax money to enable a continuous virus-vaccine game, perhaps it is because that is exactly what it is.
Here is a little History on the agency the report was done for:
CBEP history excerpts:
“The precursor to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, or CBEP, began in November 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union as a U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation effort.
“The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program initially sought to protect dissolving Soviet countries’ nuclear infrastructure from rogue nations and terrorist groups, according to a 2014 Congressional Research Service report.
“By 1996, Congress had expanded the program to include protection from chemical, biological and radiological materials and weapons, and later to include broadening the program to countries beyond the original 15 that emerged from the Soviet Union’s dissolution.
“Today, 20 years later, a DTRA fact sheet says CBEP is engaged with nearly 30 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
“The program also works to make sure partner countries can detect intentional and accidental biological releases and natural outbreaks that can become pandemics threatening U.S. national security. helps countries with disease reporting, which is implemented and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“The same year, CBEP moved out of the former Soviet Union, eventually moving into Africa to address the nexus of terrorist groups and emerging infectious disease increasing on the continent, Brooks said.
“To coordinate CBEP efforts, DTRA maintains defense threat reduction regional offices around the globe, he said, and the CBEP program works extensively with outside experts.”
Here is an example from the CBEP slide show:
Objectives from their initiatives are listed in slide 9 and 10, (my emphasis):
BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY (BS&S): Enhance BS&S procedures and practices and secure collections of especially dangerous pathogens (EDP) into a minimal number of safe and secure facilities. Provide technical consultations, risk assessments, and training courses to build human capacity and internal expertise, creating a sustainable culture of safe biorisk management practices.
BIOSURVEILLANCE (BSV): Strengthen the capacity for public and veterinary health systems to detect, diagnose, and report infectious disease outbreaks in accordance with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR), the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE), and the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) reporting guidelines.
RESEARCH (Technical Engagement): Enhance global health security and foster safe, secure, and sustainable bioscience capacity through joint scientific collaborations designed to help prevent, detect, and respond to biological threats. Research is focused on understanding and reducing the biorisk posed by EDPs.
Engage the Scientist (Cooperative Research)
Inform and enhance disease surveillance
Improve understanding and capacity to reduce biological threats
Promote the One Health initiative (i.e., Human and Animal)
Foster an international culture of responsible and ethical conduct in biological research
Ensure research results are published in peer reviewed journals
What does that look like in practice? Here is a recent example of the way it works.
It is an accelerated business plan that brings us all a speeded up new horrible disease, and its tests, treatments, and vaccines, paid for by our tax dollars and profit shared with the Universities, Doctors, bio-company start-ups and spin-offs, profiting off the publics’ gullibility, in order to ‘sustain’ the profitability of stakeholders involved EXCEPT for the citizens who suffer from it, and are used as lab rats to do the testing under the Emergency Use Authorization Act-EUA.
A Recent Example:
This is an actual real-life example of a horrible disease that might not have affected anyone except a handful of previously sick people in the tropics. Detected, Areosolized, Genetically altered to affect humans by using humanized mice cells to test by using Gain of Function (GOF) techniques similar to those used in developing COVID19, and unleashed on citizens through products sold in Walmart.
It is aerosolized Melioidosis - found and accelerated to infection in Walmart product in a short few years, the vaccination is all ready, just add journalism terror campaign, and the dollars will flow!
Step 1. Pre-PREDICT
Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a Gram-negative bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei. Most people infected with B. pseudomallei experience no symptoms, but those who do experience symptoms have signs and symptoms that range from mild, such as fever, skin changes, pneumonia, and abscesses, to severe with inflammation of the brain, inflammation of the joints, and dangerously low blood pressure that causes death. About 10% of people with melioidosis develop symptoms that last longer than two months, termed "chronic melioidosis".
Humans are infected with B. pseudomallei by contact with polluted water. The bacteria enter the body through wounds, inhalation, or ingestion. Person-to-person or animal-to-human transmission is extremely rare.
Step 2. PREDICT
PLOS Neglected Tropical diseases
Melioidosis Vaccines: A Systematic Review and Appraisal of the Potential to Exploit Biodefense Vaccines for Public Health Purposes
Sharon J. Peacock , Direk Limmathurotsakul , Yoel Lubell, Gavin C. K. W. Koh, Lisa J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, Richard W. Titball
Published: January 31, 2012, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001488
Funding: The study was funded by the Wellcome Trust.S.J.P. is supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. G.C.K.W.K. is supported by a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
The designation of Burkholderia pseudomallei as a category B select agent has resulted in considerable research funding to develop a protective vaccine. This bacterium also causes a naturally occurring disease (melioidosis), an important cause of death in many countries including Thailand and Australia. In this study, we explored whether a vaccine could be used to provide protection from melioidosis. An economic evaluation based on its use in Thailand indicated that a vaccine could be a cost-effective intervention if used in high-risk populations such as diabetics and those with chronic kidney or lung disease. A literature search of vaccine studies in animal models identified the current candidates, but noted that models failed to take account of the common routes of infection in natural melioidosis and major risk factors for infection, primarily diabetes. This review highlights important areas for future research if biodefence-driven vaccines are to play a role in reducing the global incidence of melioidosis.
Step 3. Fund with tax dollars or private foundations
“Delivery Order HSHQDC15C00064-HSHQDC16J00164 is a Cost Plus Fixed Fee Federal Contract Award. It was awarded to Battelle National Biodefense Institute, LLC on Mar 18, 2016. The delivery order is funded by the Science and Technology Directorate (DHS). The potential value of the award is $1,179,590. The NAICS Category for the award is 541711 - Research and Development in Biotechnology. The PSC Category is AZ11 - R&D- Other Research And Development (Basic Research)
“THE PURPOSE OF DHS TASK ORDER HSHQDC-16-J-00164 IS TO PROVIDE BATTELLE NATIONAL BIODEFENSE INSTITUTE WITH FUNDING FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ASSESSMENT OF VIRULENCE OF BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI AS A FUNCTION OF AEROSOL PARTICLE IN A NHP MODEL OF INHALATIONAL MELIOIDOSIS THAT ORIGINALLY COMMENCED UNDER DHS CONTRACT HSHQDC-07-C-00020.
Original Description “
Step 4. Gain of Function: GOF: Humanize/Aerosolize – Peer Reviewed Science Article
Journal of Applied Microbiology ISSN 1364-5072
2019/0625: received 9 April 2019, revised 21June 2019 and accepted 25 June 2019
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Dose-dependant acute or subacute disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei strain NCTC 13392 in a BALB/c aerosol model of infection S.G.P. Funnell, J.A. Tree, G.J. Hatch, S.R. Bate, G. Hall, G. Pearson, E.L. Rayner, A.D.G. Roberts and J. Vipond National Infection Service, Public Health England (PHE), Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
The goal of this study was to examine, for the first time, the virulence and pathogenicity of aerosolized Burkholderia pseudomallei, strain NCTC13392, in BALB/c mice in order to develop an animal model for testing novel medical counter measures (MCMs) for the treatment of human acute and subacute (a disease state between acute and chronic) melioidosis.
Methods and Results:
BALB/c mice were exposed to varying doses of aerosolized bacteria. Acute disease was seen in animals exposed to a very-high dose (≥103CFU per animal) and death occurred 3–4 days post challenge (pc). Bacteria were detected in the lungs, liver, kidney and spleen. In contrast,animals exposed to a low dose (<10 CFU per animal) survived to the end of the study (day 30 pc) but developed weight loss, a bacterial tissue burden and increasing clinical signs of infection from day 20 pc onwards, mimicking a subacute form of the disease. Pathological changes in the tissues mirrored these findings.
This proof of concept study has shown thatB. Pseudomallei strain NCTC 13392 is virulent and pathogenic in BALB/c mice, when delivered by aerosol. By varying the doses of aerosolized bacteria it was possible to mimic characteristics of both human acute and subacute melioidosis, at the same time, within the same study.
Significance and Impact of the Study:
Burkholderia pseudomallei, the aetiological agent of melioidosis, causes a serious and often fatal disease in humans and animals. Novel MCMs are urgently needed for both public health and biodefense purposes. The present model provides a useful tool for the assessment and evaluation of new MCMs (e.g. therapeutics and vaccines) and offers the potential for testing new treatments for both subacute to chronic and acute melioidosis prior to human clinical trials.
Step 5. Distribute/Accelerate Fear
By Helen Branswell Oct. 22, 2021
Senior Writer, Infectious Disease
Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development.
Exclusive biopharma, health policy, and life science analysis.
(NOTE: logo looks like New Yorker typeface to look like “Trusted News)”
Funding Sources of this PR campaign?
Speculated: Smith/Mundt modernization act? Voice of America? Governing Board of Broadcasters? Foundations? Trusted News Initiative? Is the money for this publication coming from our taxes? We need more research here to find the funding sources.
Going back to the RAND study, you can see how these Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 do exactly what RAND and CBEP were hoping to do, and our tax dollars pay them to do:
Find a remote tropical disease that is hurting hardly anyone
Declare it to be a potential thread, and send out the collectors to bring it back to the P4 labs, for research and peer reviewed publications.
Weaponize it by Gain of Function research, aerosolize a disease that formerly was only transmitted in water, and pump a lot of it into humanized mice, or humanized mouse cells to see if it will kill them or the cells.
When the mice are dead, Fund companies to create a vaccine, tests, therapeutics as quickly as possible
Distribute and Scare: including “Productizing” the pathogen to create panic in PR campaigns.
Rinse/Repeat as many times as possible to create a new war game industry to Enable the Addiction of the Virus/Vaccine Game profits.
Note to self: Jeesh…..It may be “sustainable” for the funders, but not for the citizens!!!!! …….We are not included as ‘Stakeholders” in this game.