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    That shoot down happened 35 years ago. I was a crazy and wild 20 something then and was planning the 'wedding-of-the-century', my own. I'll never forget the horror of getting the news about that airliner. A few short years prior to that, back in college, I had a close female Persian friend who was a doctoral student in geology. She was a riot! A real partier, just like the rest of us in our group. We had so much fun together, cruising the bars in town on the weekends. But then she returned back to Iran and I haven't heard from her since. So many drastic changes there, ya know?


    Anyway, I thought of her when that plane went down. Everyone on it was a 'Nadia' to me. I felt devastated when it happened.
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    This is one of the best documentary's I've seen about the leadership in North Korea...

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    Now this is really SCARY . . .

    U.S. military invests in ‘doomsday genetics’ technology

    By Mac Slavo | SHTF Plan - December 4, 2017


    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.”

    UN diplomats confirmed that the new email release would worsen the “bad name” of gene drives in some circles. “Many countries [will] have concerns when this technology comes from DARPA, a US military science agency,” one said. “You may be able to remove viruses or the entire mosquito population, but that may also have downstream ecological effects on species that depend on them. My main worry,” he added, “is that we do something irreversible to the environment, despite our good intentions, before we fully appreciate the way that this technology will work.”

    Jim Thomas, a co-director of the ETC group which obtained the emails, said the US military’s influence in furthering this technology would strengthen the case for a moratorium. “The dual-use nature of altering and eradicating entire populations is as much a threat to peace and food security as it is a threat to ecosystems,” he said. “Militarization of gene drive funding may even contravene the Enmod convention against hostile uses of environmental modification technologies.”

    More at link below . . .


    https://www.intellihub.com/u-s-milit...cs-technology/

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by epo333 View Post
    Now this is really SCARY . . .

    U.S. military invests in ‘doomsday genetics’ technology

    By Mac Slavo | SHTF Plan - December 4, 2017

    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.”

    UN diplomats confirmed that the new email release would worsen the “bad name” of gene drives in some circles. “Many countries [will] have concerns when this technology comes from DARPA, a US military science agency,” one said. “You may be able to remove viruses or the entire mosquito population, but that may also have downstream ecological effects on species that depend on them. My main worry,” he added, “is that we do something irreversible to the environment, despite our good intentions, before we fully appreciate the way that this technology will work.”

    Jim Thomas, a co-director of the ETC group which obtained the emails, said the US military’s influence in furthering this technology would strengthen the case for a moratorium. “The dual-use nature of altering and eradicating entire populations is as much a threat to peace and food security as it is a threat to ecosystems,” he said. “Militarization of gene drive funding may even contravene the Enmod convention against hostile uses of environmental modification technologies.”

    More at link below . . .

    https://www.intellihub.com/u-s-milit...cs-technology/
    I think it was the series Killjoys or Dark Matter on SyFy that had DNA / Gene bomb that killed only people within certain families and or those of a targeted nationality. Leaning toward it was Killjoys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasperParks View Post
    I think it was the series Killjoys or Dark Matter on SyFy that had DNA / Gene bomb that killed only people within certain families and or those of a targeted nationality. Leaning toward it was Killjoys.
    Probably both series used that plot device.
    I recall ST:TNG used it as well, back in the 1989 S3E09 episode "The Vengeance Factor".
    The Gatherer's body is later found but initially assumed that death was by natural causes. However, later investigation by Dr. Crusher reveals that a fast-acting "micro-virus", targeted to attack a specific Acamarian DNA profile, was the cause. Dr. Crusher believes the virus was purposely genetically engineered, and that the death was a targeted murder
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    there is no way I can prove this and I wounder why I even mention it. For me it's just a cool reminder of where we think things are and where they probably are.

    Here's the deal. When I was but a lad I had the opportunity to sit in on conversations that I had no say in taking part though for what ever reason I've physically been present when extraordinary things were discussed.

    In the spring of 1971 I was present when a man ( can't remember his name and even if I did I wouldn't use it ) spoke of his dissertation which entailed the use of BIO weapons that targeted people with specific regional genetic markers. It wasn't just theory form what he was saying, it was a deployable weapon. Maybe he was putting on a 17 year old. But I didn't get that impression at the time, It was just too twisted and intricate to be a joke.

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