Behind The Woodshed Blogcaster – February 16, 2014.

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Home Grown Radiological Experiment?

  • New Mexico nuclear waste site has ‘radiological event’ Plant (WIPP) after a monitoring system detected traces of radiation on the underground levels of the facility around 11:30 pm Friday night, the US Department of Energy said in a news release.
    The 139 workers above ground at the time of the incident were ordered Saturday to remain where they were as a precaution. None of the employees tested positive for radioactive contamination, and all non-essential personnel were released, Department of Energy spokesman Roger Nelson said.
    Nelson said the cause of the leak remains a mystery, since inspection crews have not yet gone underground. He added that he was not sure when that would happen.

WHO Bio / Pharma Brokerage of Created Pandemics Reported Behind The Woodshed in 2009 confirmed in 2014

  • BMJ investigation exposes Big Pharma as conspirator in WHO pandemic flu scam  The World Health Organization (WHO) is the subject of a new investigation aimed at uncovering what really took place during the 2009 global influenza pandemic, which led to tens of millions of people being vaccinated for so-called “swine flu.” A joint investigation by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) has already uncovered major conflicts of interest at WHO, whereby vaccine companies profited heavily from the pandemic and the mass hysteria that it generated.
  • Pandemic Potential Seen in Gene Changes of Bird Flu  Genetic variations in the deadly bird flu virus circulating in China increase the potential for a pandemic strain to emerge, researchers in Shanghai said.
    Three new variants of the avian influenza type-A H7N9 virus have been found this winter, spurred by transmission in poultry and the incorporation of genetic material from another strain called H9N2, scientists at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center and Institutes of Biomedical Sciences said. The new strains may be behind a surge of infections in Guangdong, the southern province bordering Hong Kong.
    “You have a constitutional right to photograph the police,” Sheriff Urquhart asserted in a phone interview with me today. Threatening to arrest a citizen for legally taking photos of cops while on public property, he added, “is a constitutional violation, as far as I am concerned.”

Now FDA Admits There Might Be A Problem

  • Prove those antibacterial soaps are better and safe, FDA tells makers  Antibacterial soaps don’t seem to add any germ-killing power to plain old soap and water and in fact may have some health risks, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
    So the agency is proposing a new rule that would force soap makers to prove that products with added antibacterial ingredients such as triclosan are safe and effective —something certain to be highly controversial.

If You Can’t Trust An Astronaut . . . . .

  • ‘Moon rock’ given to Holland by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is fake Curators at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, where the rock has attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year, discovered that the “lunar rock”, valued at £308,000, was in fact petrified wood.
    Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation, said the museum would continue to keep the stone as a curiosity.
    “It’s a good story, with some questions that are still unanswered,” she said. “We can laugh about it.”
    The rock was given to Willem Drees, a former Dutch leader, during a global tour by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin following their moon mission 50 years ago.

When Big Data Is Too Big

  • GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California’s prison system to ease overcrowding.

    The nation’s largest probation department strapped GPS ankle monitors on the highest-risk of those convicts, expecting the satellite receivers to keep tabs on where they spent their days and nights, and therefore keep the public safe.

    Instead, agents are drowning in a flood of meaningless data, masking alarms that could signal real danger.

    County probation officers are inundated with alerts, and at times received as many as 1,000 a day. Most of the warnings mean little: a blocked signal or low battery.

    The messages are routinely ignored and at times have been deleted because there were so many, officers say.

    Auditors making a spot check last fall found more than a dozen cases in which officers failed to notice that the devices were dead and probationers roamed unmonitored, some for weeks.
    “In some ways, GPS vendors are selling law enforcement agencies, politicians, the public a false bag of goods,” he said.
    The data overload disclosure comes as nearly every county in California is preparing for a massive expansion of the “virtual jail” — the use of GPS devices to track criminals on the street rather than incarcerate them.

The “I.T. Glitch” Caused . . .

  • Government releases figures showing badger cull case was exaggerated by flawed bovine TB statistics 

    The Government’s highly controversial badger cull has suffered a further setback after it released figures which showed it had exaggerated the case for the cull.

    The Department for Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Defra) has admitted that an IT glitch meant it had overstated the number of cattle herds infected by tuberculosis in Britain to such an extent that there had actually been a decline in the year preceding the badger cull in September 2013, rather than the rise it had previously announced. “Owen Paterson used these figures to justify the cull but these figures contradict what he was saying,” Mr Jones added.

  • US army builds fake city to shoot at during training  The US army has built a fake city designed to be used during combat training exercises.
    The 300 acre ‘town’ includes a five story embassy, a bank, a school, an underground subway and train station, a mosque, a football stadium, and a helicopter landing zone.
    Located in Virginia, the realistic subway station comes complete with subway carriages and the train station has real train carriages.
  • SWAT Team Heroically Ends 6 Hour Standoff with Empty Apartment  The Dallas Ft Worth area SWAT forces are known for their bravery and ability to deter crime. Just last year they kept America safe by raiding an organic farm and taking their tomato plants.
    They continued this stellar level of protection and service over the weekend by peacefully ending a standoff with an empty apartment.
    After no one got to kill anyone for 6 hours they finally got tired of waiting. They quickly banged down the door and to everyone’s disappointment, there was nobody inside to shoot first and ask questions later. 
  • Ancient City Found in India, Irradiated from Atomic Blast Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development was being built.
    For some time it has been established that there is a very high rate of birth defects and cancer in the area under construction. The levels of radiation there have registered so high on investigators’ gauges that the Indian government has now cordoned off the region. Scientists have unearthed an ancient city where evidence shows an atomic blast dating back thousands of years, from 8,000 to 12,000 years, destroyed most of the buildings and probably a half-million people. One researcher estimates that the nuclear bomb used was about the size of the ones dropped on Japan in 1945.
  • Use of NSA metadata to find drone targets kills civilians – Greenwald The US is relying upon NSA metadata to identify targets for drone strikes, reports the Intercept. A former NSA operative said the tactic is flawed and the agency targets phones “in the hopes that the person on the other end of the missile is the bad guy.”

Global Bio-Terror Transmission System Not Limited To Air Force One

  • Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet  Earth’s upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth’s surface in a NASA jet plane.

Bacterial Feed Production Changes

  • McDonalds removes chemical ammonium hydroxide from hamburger recipe   According to Oliver, the fatty parts of beef are “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in the filling of the burger. He says, “Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings.”
    Besides the low quality of the meat, the ammonium hydroxide is harmful to health. Oliver calls it “the pink slime process.”
    “Why would any sensible human being put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children?” asked the chef, who wages a war against the fast food industry.
    After selecting the best parts of the chicken, the remains (fat, skin, and internal organs) are processed for these fried foods.
    Fast food companies Burger King and Taco Bell have already abandoned their use of ammonia in food products in the United States. Ammonium hydroxide is used in the food industry as an anti-microbial agent in meats, allowing them to sell what would otherwise be “inedible meat.”

As Guided By Brain Research For Behavioral Modification

  • Miniature brains grown in test tubes – a new path for neuroscience?
    Lab-grown ‘organoids’ resembling embryo brains could be used for modelling diseases and testing drugs  Scientists have grown miniature human brains in test tubes, creating a “tool” that will allow them to watch how the organs develop in the womb and, they hope, increase their understanding of neurological and mental problems.
    Just a few millimetres across, the “cerebral organoids” are built up of layers of brain cells with defined regions that resemble those seen in immature, embryonic brains.
  • Brain works like a radio receiver Initial evidence is found that the brain has a ‘tuning knob’ that is actually influencing behaviour. Brain circuits can tune into the frequency of other brain parts relevant at the time. The famous scientific magazine Neuron is publishing the results of researchers at Radboud University the Netherlands on January 22. 
  • Computer can read letters directly from the brain By analysing MRI images of the brain with an elegant mathematical model, it is possible to reconstruct thoughts more accurately than ever before. In this way, researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen have succeeded in determining which letter a test subject was looking at.
  • Stanford neuroscientist: ‘We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life’ Neuroscientists at Stanford University have made a major breakthrough with regards to how the human brain engages in quantitative thought, and some say it’s opening the door for being able to someday eavesdrop on the mind’s inner-workings.
    A team at Stanford’s School of Medicine had their findings published this week in the journal Nature Communications, and their eye-catching result is being considered a big step to understanding how the brain operates, specifically in terms of numbers. 

Monitored Without Batteries

  • Ambient backscatter: Free energy harvesting from TV signals, to power a ubiquitous internet of things  Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new method of wireless networking that allows devices to communicate with each other without batteries or their own source of power. Dubbed “ambient backscatter,” this method sucks power out of the air from TV and cellular transmissions, and then modulates this signal with its own data. These modulated signals are then picked up by other devices in the same ambient backscatter network.

Bio / Pharma Changing You Through Bio-Chemistry

  • Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Are Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them It’s interesting to ponder if the scientists at these biotech corporations have already identified this method? In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA.  

    The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies. PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine.  It’s great to see this study published in it, confirming what many have been suspecting for years.

    When it comes to genetically modified crops and foods, we really have no idea of what the long term effects will be on the public. The very first commercial sale of genetically modified foods was only twenty years ago in the year 1994.

    There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with certainty that they are harmless. Geneticist David Suzuki recently expressed his concern, saying that human beings are part of a “massive genetic experiment” over many years, as thousands of people continue to consume GMO’s, and it makes sense.

  • Gene Recombination in Escherichia Coli ANALYSIS of mixed cultures of nutritional mutants has revealed the presence of new types which strongly suggest the occurrence of a sexual process in the bacterium, Escherichia coli. 1946!

You Know In Your Gut

  • Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows  UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task. The discovery that changing the bacterial environment, or microbiota, in the gut can affect the brain carries significant implications for future research that could point the way toward dietary or drug interventions to improve brain function, the researchers said.
  • UCLA researchers find link between intestinal bacteria and white blood cell cancer Researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that specific types of bacteria that live in the gut are major contributors to lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells.Up to 1,000 different species of bacteria (intestinal microbiota) live in the human gut. Intestinal microbiota number 100 trillion cells; over 90 percent of the cells in the body are bacteria. The composition of each person’s microbiome — the body’s bacterial make-up — is very different, due to the types of bacteria people ingest early in their lives, as well as the effects of diet and lifestyle. 
  • Genetically modified organisms inject DNA into intestinal bacteria Food that contains genetically engineered organisms can transfer genetic material into the DNA of bacteria in the intestinal tract leading to a myriad health consequences. Responsible scientists have been warning about the potential dangers of releasing genetically modified organisms into the food supply for years. Unfortunately these warnings have fallen on deaf ears and GMO production has continued to increase. New research is surfacing validating the grave warnings of these scientists. Studies showing infertility, insulin resistance, abnormal cell proliferation, and a host of serious health implications of consuming genetically modified organisms are growing in number.

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