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Jan12.2104 — Xeonphobia and iatrophobia both have evolutionary value

Bloged in Viral threats, Environment -- Nature screwing humans, Canada by Gutter Grunt Sunday January 12, 2014 at about 11:54 pm

We have just had one of the most significant biological events in history and all the US MSM can talk about is the George Washington Bridge. Makes you wonder, yet again, what idiots control the news.

It has just been revealed that on Jan03 a young woman in Alberta became the first person in N. America to die of the H5N1 virus. The Canadian press are on it a little late, but are on it. The US press are, like, hyperventilating about 2016 with their heads up Christie’s butt, which is big enough to accommodate them all.

The dead woman was on Air Canada flight 030 from Beijing to Vancouver on Dec27 when she had her first symptoms. Then she flew Vancouver to Edmonton on Air Canada flight 244. When she first checked into the hospital in Edmonton, they told her to go home because she wasn’t coughing. Let me repeat that . . .

We have doctors in Edmonton, Alberta who are so stupid that when a patient arrives with flu symptoms straight off of the plane from China where bird flu of every H and N description known is rampant, they tell her to go home, take an aspirin, and call us in the morning. The woman was dead 2 days later.

If you live in Canada, the scary thing is not that you might contract H5N1. Your chances are next to nil. The scary thing is that you will be treated by a doctor with less common sense than a Chinese chicken. Here is the story. And hereHere.

Logophere’s the Daily Dish for Friday, Sep28.2012

Bloged in Viral threats, America, Good cop/Bad cop, Media Fails, Potpourri, Technology by Gutter Grunt Saturday September 29, 2012 at about 12:20 am

Petri dish art by Klari Reis. More beautiful petri dish pieces here.

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1.  NBC’s good, bad, and ugly

Here are a couple of articles that illustrate how wildly divergent the quality of work can be from one source, NBC.

First there is  Ben Popken’s Sep27.12 piece asserting that the “bacon shortage” story is a hoax.  Well, he may be right, but his economic reasoning is plain, flat nutto.  I quote one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read, even for the MSM:

Let’s look at some basic economics.

First, as long as prices are allowed to rise and fall freely, there can be no shortage. Shortages only occur when the government fixes prices and consumers want more supply than exists. That results in rationing. There’s zero evidence to suggest the government would do that, or that there would be any “runs on the pork bank.”

OK, so right away we can guess that Ben Popken is a high school kid punking us all.  In his view if gasoline production gets cut 80% by a war with Iran and pump prices go to $30/gal and the likes of Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey have the country’s roads to themselves, that would not be a “shortage” of gas.  That would just be Adam Smith jerking around with us all — except for the very wealthy, that is.  Sure, according to Ben, “shortage” is impossible for filthy rich people because they will always be able to afford everything no matter how high prices go.  As for those not so wealthy, like the 99%, well . . . as the headless lady said, there may be a shortage of bread but there’s never a shortage of cake.  So suck on a piece of it, Ben.

By comparison, today NBC ran a beautifully written piece by Maggie Fox on a newly discovered virus called Bas-virus.  The piece was a perfect mix of necessary background and what the new discovery is all about.  And unlike phony bacon shortages, there is nothing easy about writing a piece about viruses for laymen.

What the new discovery is all about, by the way, is a potentially nasty, nasty viral critter that killed a couple of kids in the Congo in 2009.  A very large group of researchers isolated the virus and sequenced its DNA using a new technique called “deep sequencing.”  What they found was something no one had seen before.  I hope no one sees it again.  It is related to rabies virus but it produces symptoms and death as if it were Ebola.  The original paper is here. The scary part is that it looks like this Bas-virus was passed from one of the dying kids to a nurse.  The nurse survived, but a deadly virus capable of human-to-human transmission is probably what is going to wipe out the human species, if the Zionists don’t do it first with their nukes.

Just by coincidence the Guardian today published an excerpt from David Quammen’s new book on the viral threat.  In that excerpt Quammen quotes virologists as saying how devastating a rabies virus would be if it could be transmitted like the flu.  The Bas-virus may be that virus, heaven forfend.

I am not a great fan of Quammen and the Guardian excerpt hasn’t changed that.  Quammen seems to just take what’s already been written by scientists or other writers more qualified than he is and re-work it.  My guess, from reading the excerpt is that this book is not going to have anything in it that Laurie Garrett didn’t say in her 1994 masterpiece “The Coming Plague.”  But it would not be fair of me to judge Quammen’s entire book just on one excerpt.  Someone who has read Garrett please buy Quammen’s new book, read it, and let me know if it was a waste of money.

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2.  The WaPo doing a dirty on us?
The folks over at Mondoweiss are really getting annoyed with the Washington Post’s pro-Israel bs.  The latest beef is that WaPo published an opinion piece by Jeffery H. Smith and John B. Bellinger III setting forth the legal argument for bombing Iran.  The problem is that these two suits work for the law firm Arnold & Porter, which has taken millions of Israel’s shekels to do their legal work in the US.  This obvious conflict was ignored by the WaPo.  PeeeUuu.

Here’s what one regular Mondoweiss contributor, yours truly, had to say:

Can’t imagine this piece appeared as a result of editorial incompetence or ignorance. WaPo is absolutely complicit in not revealing this conflict of interest, which borders on fraud.

Folks here should durn well let the WaPo ombudsman know what they think of this.
202.334.7582 or ombudsman@washpost.com

Having said that, the opinion piece itself didn’t strike me as particularly lop-sided toward Israel. Smith/Bellinger do push the point that ‘Bama would do well to get Congress to sign off on any attack before he pulls the trigger. That may satisfy US law but it would not mean a thing as far as international law.

If you recall Phil’s Sep26 post regarding the Joint Senate Resolution — I believe 41 was the number. While that resolution explicitly states that it is not a declaration of war, and while it does not do much more than “strongly” support US policy toward Iran, it leaves little doubt that if ‘Bama asked Congress to sign off on an attack on Iran, the Senate, at least, would be all too willing to go in with both feet and flags flying — i.e. here we go again. More Americans dying for Israel.

One point S/B fail to address is the goose/gander problem. If, as they argue, it would be legal under international law for Israel or US to throw a preemptive punch at Iran on the grounds of “self-defense,” then a preemptive attack by Iran against Israel/US on the same grounds would be equally legitimate. In fact, it is Israel and the US who have made all the specific threats here, Israel going so far as to “leak” a whole attack scenario. So Iran has an a priori argument of self-defense based on years and years of threats — an argument that is much weaker for Israel/US. This is sort of like the water-boarding issue. Once someone like Bush or ‘Bama determines that water-boarding is legal (in an attempt to protect the US creeps using it), then water-boarding immediately becomes legal when it is used by al-Qaeda against captured US troops.

Another short-coming of this opinion piece is that while S/B discuss international legalities w/ respect to the UN Charter, there is nary a mention of the Geneva Convention. Surely these two well known, well placed experts, one of whom was general counsel for CIA, could not be collectively brain-ded to the point they unintentionally neglected the impact of the Geneva Convention in determining whether a preemptive attack would be “legal.” But hold on . . . could be that they are that brain-ded.

Here’s a quote from their opinion. See if you can believe that an ex-general counsel to the CIA would say this in public:

“A military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities . . .would surely be regarded by Iran as an act of war.”

“[W]ould surely” ??? WTF? Wait until Jon Stewart gets a hold of this!! Who are these guys talking down to, third graders? This sounds to me like something that would be said by either Sarah Palin, George Bush, or Ronald Reagan or by a government hack who is used to having to employ ridiculous understatement to explain simple concepts to brain-ded politicians like Sarah Palin, George Bush, and Ronald Reagan .

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3.  Trigger-happy cop stories are almost as endless as the Israel apartheid stories

Meet Scottsdale, AZ cop James Peters.  According to Terry Greene Sterling’s The Daily Beast article, Peters had already racked up 6 fatal shootings while on duty before shooting an unarmed grandfather in the head while he was holding his grandchild.  What did the Scottsdale chief do?  Retired the trigger happy prick before disciplinary proceedings could get going.

But not so fast.  The ACLU has filed suit against Peters and the chief and the city.  As one criminologist said, Peter’s large number of shooting is “completely atypical.”  Atypical that is except for that group of bottom-feeding, fuck-wit cops who think they are Dirty Harry.  I would just love to know how many innocent people have died with a cop-bullet in them because of those moronic, vengence-not-justice Eastwood movies.

James Peters, Scottsdale’s own Harry Callahan.

Daily Dish

Bloged in Viral threats, Israelis, Potpourri, Israeli Firsters, Nuclear threats, Technology by Gutter Grunt Monday April 23, 2012 at about 9:46 am


Petri dish art by Klari Reis [Go to her site. Enjoy. ]

Explosion at Jap nuke site ignored by US msm.  Meanwhile . . . 600 miles from Fukushima, just south of Hiroshima, yet another nuke threat to the US is playing out at Otake.  34°12′15.99″ N 132°14′33.87″ E This one has been completely ignored by msm.  Over the weekend multiple explosions and fire-balls occurred at a chemical site with 3500 containers of radioactive waste.  Radioactivity in the area has increased to 50 microSeiverts/hr.  This is enough to provide a year’s recommended dosage in about 20 days.  The Jap government says that it’s under control, there is no increase in radioactivity, and the problem was caused by a lightning strike — does God hate the Japanese, or are they just incompetent liars?  The soccer ball from Fukushima that made it to Alaska this weekend is an omen for the radioactivity that will arrive if the Japs don’t get their nuke problems under control.  If a radioactive cloud that originates in Japan wipes out hundreds of thousands or millions on the US west coast, the irony will not be imaginary.  It’s just too bad Truman won’t be among the victims.

US taxpayer pays Israelis to build their own defense weaponry   In March Israel launched an F-16 attack on Gaza in order to precipitate a missile attack so Israel could test-drive its vaunted Iron Dome defense system.  Now we know what was going on. The Israeli lobbyists and Republicans are turning up the heat to get the US taxpayer to send $680 million MORE to Israel so they can enhance Iron Dome.  This is not US technology they are buying, this is your money going into the pockets of Israeli contractors.

Here’s the latest update on IDF scum-ball Eisner.  Looks like from the latest videos released that this Israeli Cossack attacked at least 5 peace activists with his US-made M-16, bought and paid for by US taxpayers.  There is one duplicitious Jew in this mix, Lee Kaplin, who claims that one of the peace protesters busted up by Eisner had a knife.  Total bullshit photo-shopping, like the IDF did in the Mavi Marmara incident.

Cancer as a venereal disease  About 40 years ago know mega-million perverts Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt won the 1st Amendment fight for free speech and thereby got the porn industry a huge leg-up.  As a direct consequence hard-core porn is now viewed by 50% of kids by the age of 10.  Well done, guys.  Of course, we are also coming to realize that cancer is a venereal disease.  Put 2 and 2 together and ask yourself: As HPV cancers increase in young people, what does America owe these two perverts?

DIY extraction of DNA  I’ve extracted tons of DNA in the lab, but never really thought about doing it in the kitchen.  Here’s how, just in case you ever need to.

Blown away: wind turbine that produces water   Once again, the simplest ideas are the most powerful.  A wind turbine that produces electricity and also extracts water from the air could be an enormous game-changer — from the West Bank to San Bernadino.

Daliy Dish for Mar31.2012

Bloged in Miscellaneous, Viral threats, Israelis, Media Fails, Potpourri, Iranians by Gutter Grunt Saturday March 31, 2012 at about 4:53 pm


Petri dish art by Klari Reis [this woman is brilliant]

The delight of idiots. The editors at Nature are ecstatic that the US National Science Advisory Board will permit publication of Yoshihiro Kawaoka’s work, including methodology, on how to produce a H5N1 flu virus that can wipe out hundreds of millions of people.  Both the ecstasy and the decision are disappointing reminders of how crazy the world has gone given that the potential for damage done by this research far outweighs the potential for good. See my previous post on this evil science.  The only good news is that Ron Fouchier’s paper will have the methods section redacted.  Big help.  Once he has described the mutant H5N1 he has built, putting it all together will not be that hard.  The real damage was done by all the publicity pointing out Fouchier’s discovery that this could be done.

DNA to the rescue again.  Finally, paternity DNA testing is putting perps behind bars.  In the UK a 47 yo woman has been jailed for lying to her overnight hook-up that he was the father of her child, now 13.  The sucker stepped up believing the girl was his own, helped to raise her, and worked overtime to pay for her private education,  In spite of the child’s pleas for mercy the judge sent her lying mother away for almost 2 years.  Not nearly long enough, given that she ripped this guy off of over $100,000, but the idea of punishing crooks is right.

One potato, two potato…  As Israel continues to blather about attacking Iran, here’s the latest public analysis yet of what Israel’s got and what Iran’s got.   I’m no expert on these things, but given that Israel is a tiny, flat place with all of its infrastructure, air bases, and nuke stockpiles exposed, and given that Iran is much, much larger with very solid mountains to dig into and with a lot of its military gear and infrastructure now buried — I’d probably place my bet on Iran in an out-and-out exchange.

Olbermann dumped: latest evolutionary step in the Jewish control of the MSM  Joel Hyatt, CEO of Clear Channel, has fired goy Keith Olbermann and replaced him with Eliot Spitzer, who is, by mere coincidence, a Jew like Joel Hyatt.  This is precisely the manner in which Jewish control of MSM has evolved: replacing incorrigible goyim with good Jews who are better adapted to operate in a Jewish-controlled environment.  The second lesson from this story is that no matter how much trouble you may have keeping your pecker in your pants, if you are a good Jew, there is always a place for you in the MSM.

What HuffPo doesn’t report.  Huffington Post, owned by AOL, dodges the uncomplimentary news of lawsuits alleging it’s ripping off its bloggers, so I’ll bring you up to date.   After Arianna, proprietress of “Arianna’s Plantation” aka HuffPost, sold the plantation to AOL for $315M, a few of the slave-bloggers, who were working for free, sued their slave-master for 1/3 of the purchase price.   Yesterday US district court judge John Koeltl dumped the lawsuit, saying that the slaves agreed to work the plantation for free.  Yes, that’s the sound of a whip crackng in the background.  Now, everybody back to work.

Dumb science writers.  Here’s a good example of why you shouldn’t hire high school students to write online science blogs.  This quote from Science Daily“ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — Some six billion light years ago, almost halfway from now back to the big bang, the universe was undergoing an elemental change.”  A light year is not a measure of time; it is a measure of distance — 5,878,625,373,183.6 miles.  This statement is linguistically equivalent to saying “Rome was born 3 feet ago.”

Evil Science, Part I: Ron Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka open the H5N1 Pandora’s Box and try to spill its contents.

Bloged in Viral threats by Gutter Grunt Monday February 13, 2012 at about 11:05 pm

Having spent a good part of my career in the neurosciences, I still consider myself a scientist, however washed-up or faded.   And as a scientist, I have often pondered the question: When does science become evil?  I guess the glib answer is:  Whenever it harms people or our planet.

The problem with the glib answer is that it is too short-sighted.  Pandora’s box, once pried open, stays open forever.  A scientific discovery may be predominately beneficial to mankind as of today, and so it would be judged not evil, but tomorrow the same discovery may unleash untold horrors.  That’s the thing about Pandora’s box – all the stuff that’s in there doesn’t necessarily come pouring out as soon as the box is opened.  It may take generations.

Take the Manhattan Project of four generations ago.  Many people would argue that the science that led to Little Boy and Fat Man could not be considered evil because those bombs brought an immediate end to the much greater evil of the Japanese attempts to conquer the world.  Evil is relative. If Evil A is less evil than Evil B, then Evil A is good. Isn’t it?

Maybe.  But to me the better answer to the question When is science evil? is that evil science is not just science that is proven to harm people, but any discovery that has a greater potential for harm than for good, or a potential for greater harm than good.  By this criterion, I do not hesitate to conclude that the Manhattan Project was evil science, and those who participated in it were evil scientists.  Even if the world destroys every last nuke tomorrow, the knowledge required to start over is still out there and can never put back in the box.  The potential for catastrophe is perpetual.

Already in 2012 we have two examples of new perpetual potentials for catastrophe – what I consider clear examples of evil science.  I look at one these in this post, and the other next time.

Late last year the first such evil discovery was announced by as evil a pair of scientists –  applying the above criterion – as one could hope to find: Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a virologist at U. Wisconsin (Madison) and U. Tokyo. What these virologists did was to take a deadly avian flu, H5N1, and make it even deadlier for humans – so deadly that some have estimated it could kill 50% of all humans, gauging from how lethal the “old” H5N1 is known to be.  Essentially, they took the wild-type H5N1 and mutated it so that it is easily transmitted from human to human, without going through a bird intermediary.

Here, in Founcier’s own words, is what they were trying to do . . . and did:

We were of course working to find out exactly which mutations cause the virus to become transmissible by aerosol. That is going to stop now; we were almost done with that, but not quite. We were working to find out which biological properties of the virus are associated with the mutations that we have found. The biological properties of the virus are really more important than the mutations themselves. . . .we said we thought there were a number of things that might make an avian influenza virus transmissible between mammals. At the time, that was purely hypothetical. We said the virus probably has to do better in the upper respiratory tract than deep inside the lungs; it must bind to certain mammalian receptors; it has to reproduce in large amounts, to increase chances of transmission; it has to be stable in small droplets, and so on. . . . [n]ow that we have these mutations, we can look at each of these steps to see if they occur. And you will see that for each step, there are multiple options, more possible mutations than just the ones we have found so far. So that’s very important.

Evil scientists always rationalize their science.  They have to unless they are privately funded or funded by evil governments.  True to form, Fouchier glibly rationalizes building a virus that has the potential to kill 50% of all humans.  Just formulating a rationalization for such a monster takes enormous chutzpah.  What is his rationale?  Well, . . . according to Fouchier, the up-side is that now that we have this monster, we can produce vaccines to it.  That’s like rationalizing the Manhattan Project on the grounds that it gave people an excuse to build bomb shelters.

What Fouchier is not saying is that it is not just his particular strain of H5N1 that is a threat.  There are potentially dozens of other similar strains, many of which would not react with any vaccine to Fouchier’s strain.

What Fouchier is trying to unleash on the world – if the US and other governments are not able to stop him – is not the virus itself but the knowledge of how to build similar monsters.  This Pandora’s box is now wide open, thanks to these two guys.  Even if miracously none of their information gets out, it is now clear that it is possible and “easy,” in Fouchier’s words, to produce H5N1 that transmits human to human.  Those who want such a beast now know they can make it.  The damage is not in the specific viruses he has produced, but in the information.  If these guys are so stupid that they can’t see that, they need to be taken out of all scientific endeavours.  Maybe locked up.

In closing, I am reminded, with great apprehension, of the “Baxter accident” of Feb, 2009, when vaccine manufacturer Baxter’s Austrian lab “accidentally” sent out vaccine samples to 18 countries containing live H5N1 viruses.  The mere thought of what could happen with Fouchier’s lethal strain in the hands of such idiots is too horrible to contemplate.

H1N1 post #6 — Is the CDC punking America?

Bloged in Viral threats by Gutter Grunt Saturday October 10, 2009 at about 6:23 pm

The CDC is falsifying the H1N1 data it presents on its website.  They are trying to make the public believe that the weekly body count is 75, when it is actually hundreds.  They are trying to make the public believe that the cumulative body count is considerably less than it is — exact number, who knows?  They are playing hide-the-ball with the data.

These are serious allegations, but they are too complex to explain here.  Besides, I can’t paste the CDC graphs I need to prove the point.

I know what you’re thinkin’ — the ole’ Gutter Grunt is cooking up another conspiracy theory. Over at the mother site I have gone all out and published the CDC’s own data and statements.  I show you their falsified data, and I give you all the links.   You can see it here, and then make up your own mind.

H1N1 post #5 — Christchurch, NZ, 1918. Back to the future?

Bloged in Viral threats by Gutter Grunt Saturday September 5, 2009 at about 4:11 pm

I lived in New Zealand for about a decade, and so things from and about NZ tend to catch my eye.  This one sure did – it’s a lecture given in 2005 by Canterbury University history professor, Geoffery Rice. Prof Rice published a book about the 1918 flu; it’s called Black November.  This lecture is a synopsis of his book as it relates to the experiences of this small city in NZ during Nov. 1918.

The complete lecture is posted on FluTrackers.  http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19396

If you want to get an idea of what the near future looks like, this is mandatory reading. More here . . .  

H1N1 post #4: Shit –> Fan = H1N1 Fall/Winter 2009-2010

Bloged in Viral threats by Gutter Grunt Saturday August 22, 2009 at about 5:05 pm

I’m not going to crunch any numbers in this H1N1 post.  Nope, all verbal.  In fact, I’m not even going to write this post.  I’m going to lift it all from recent US government sources.

Here are excerpts from the CDC and from Homeland Security’s  Water and Wastewater Annex to the Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources. (“Annex”)  You can download the whole W/W/ Annex here: http://wwn-online.com/Whitepapers/2009/08/Flu-Pandemix-Annex/Asset.aspx

More here . . .

H1N1 post #3: Infection rates and kill rates. Cross your fingers.

Bloged in Viral threats by Gutter Grunt Saturday August 15, 2009 at about 12:54 pm

In my last post, July 25th, I ran a few numbers from the CDC and the UK Ministry of Health and came to the conclusion that the next 6 months or so could see 800,000 US deaths from swine flu. This would be the largest fatal event in US history. The prediction was based on an infection rate of 40% and a kill rate of 0.7%. If either of these numbers is off, the guess is off.

Since then I have been scanning the data-horizon to see if any information is coming to light that would suggest my conclusions are way off. I get data primarily from the European CDC, which gives a daily update of European and world data. http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/Default.aspx

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H1N1 post #2: Twice the number of US war dead by June, 2010?

Bloged in Viral threats by Gutter Grunt Saturday July 25, 2009 at about 3:59 pm

As reported in my last post, in early July the UK Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, publicly predicted that Britain could see 100,000 new cases of swine flu PER DAY by September.   Unless you monitor the UK media, you weren’t going to see that startling figure.  So far as I know, the US media have virtually ignored it.  The CDC sat on it, too, until yesterday, Friday, Jul24.09, when CDC spokesman Tom Skinner disclosed in an interview with AP that the swine flu infection rate in the US was expected to reach 40%.

40%.  Ho hum.  Big deal.  (more…)

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