Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Russian Combat Robot to Replace Military Soldiers

Unfortunately, it is quite likely that these robots will lead us directly to the future depicted in either the Matrix or Terminator.

Happy Halloween from Remixx World! (Questions to Ask Yourself)

If you are an adult going out playing dress up and getting drunk tonight, then you need to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself the following questions. What about the $23.7 trillion government bailout? What about the H1N1 "swine flu" fear mongering? What about the 1,900+ page health care bill? What about the two (2) wars? What about the dollar losing its value? What about the political corruption? What about the chemtrails? What about the Cybersecurity Act of 2009? What about the violations of Posse Comitatus? What about Al Gore's cap and trade tax hike based on disputed global warming science? What about the lack of any real change in our society? Think about those things when you are out playing trick or treat tonight!

Image Source: David Dees

Friday, October 30, 2009

U.S. Government Report Recommends Blocking Websites During H1N1 "Swine Flu" Outbreak for the Benefit of Wall Street Bankers!

Hogwash, as the old folks used to say. I do not believe this General Accountability Office government report. How will a flu pandemic cause more people to congest the Internet with traffic? I guess the mainstream media will argue that more people working from home will result in an increase in the Internet traffic. However, the telecommuters use the Internet at work while doing their respective jobs, so it is the same level of traffic. If the Internet can handle this traffic while people are accessing it from work, the Internet should be able to handle this traffic while people are accessing it from home.

INFLUENZA PANDEMIC - United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters

If my analysis is not detailed enough, then you can read the report from Natural News.

The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at home and download YouTube videos and porn, hogging all the internet bandwidth and blocking throughput for investment activities, thereby causing a stock market meltdown.

Why is always about Wall Street? What has Wall Street done for America except for get $23.7 trillion in government funds over the last year?

FDIC Friday Night Halloween Super Feast (Failed Bank List as of October 30, 2009 - 115 Total This Year)

Bank Name




Closing Date

Updated Date

North Houston Bank Houston TX 18776 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
Madisonville State Bank Madisonville TX 33782 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
Citizens National Bank Teague TX 25222 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
Park National Bank Chicago IL 11677 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
Pacific National Bank San Francisco CA 30006 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
California National Bank Los Angeles CA 34659 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
San Diego National Bank San Diego CA 23594 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
Community Bank of Lemont Lemont IL 35291 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009
Bank USA, N.A. Phoenix AZ 32218 October 30, 2009 October 30, 2009

As of 10:45 PDT, the FDIC has closed nine (9) banks -- Unlike previous weeks, all nine (9) failed banks were assumed by one (1) bank. Therefore, there is only one (1) press release this week.

These nine (9) banks will cost $2.5 billion against the FDIC insurance fund. At this point, 115 banks have closed this year.

Image Source: MANSOUR DE TOTH (Laszloen)

Zbigniew Brzezinski Speaks About U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Counterinsurgency Strategy at RAND Forum

Click this sentence to watch the full video of Zbigniew Brzezinski's speech at the RAND forum on October 29, 2009.

Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke about U.S. policy in Afghanistan and counterinsurgency strategy. In his remarks he stressed the need to facilitate a political environment that respected traditional decentralization of power, while building a strong national political structure. He also talked about military troop levels and the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

If you are looking for further analysis of this video, check out David Swanson's article called Brzezinski Says Ignore US Public on Afghanistan.

These are paraphrases. For exact wording get the video. Here are my notes on Brzezinski's remarks:

1. "Withdrawal from Afghanistan in the near future is a No-No." He gives no reason, just takes it for granted everyone agrees. Says #2 will be more controversial.
2. Don't repeat what Soviet Union did. Don't Americanize the American occupation of Afghanistan.
3. Make sure NATO and anybody else willing is there with the Americans, esply Islamic troops.
The Three Fundamental Noes.

To Do:
1. Deny safe haven to al Qaeda. That is THE objective. Don't build a nation.
2. Be sensitive to ethnic diversity while we're building a nation.
3. Do what USSR did in crushing democratic movements in places like Poland. Hire natives to fight.
4. We may have to put in more troops. Control cities and roads. Undertake counterinsurgency.
5. Pursue accomodations with Taleban and Talebanlike formations.
6. Keep economic assistance flowing rather than abandoning Afghanistan as we did after the counterinsurgency against the USSR. Seduce the population.
7. Involve the Europeans in funding elimination of narcotic crops.
8. Be more respectful of Pakistani strategic interests in Afghanistan.
9. Engage China and Iran with their interests in Afghanistan.
10. Build a North-South pipeline to the Indian Ocean.
11. Rename it The Vietghanipipelinistan Quagmire of Freedom.
OK I made up #11.

Source: CSPAN;

Fall Of The Republic: Millions Of People Worldwide Take The Red Pill (Alex Jones Press Release)

Fall Of The Republic: Millions Of People Worldwide Take The Red Pill

Paul Joseph Watson

Friday, October 30, 2009

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Fall Of The Republic has exploded onto the Internet as millions of people worldwide take the red pill and discover the antidote to the establishment’s lies about what caused the financial collapse and their agenda to deceptively claim that empowering the very culprits of the crime will solve the problem, as America is frog-marched into a tyrannical system of world government.

The consequence of The Obama Deception receiving tens of millions of views earlier this year manifested in the form of a key contribution to the burgeoning grass roots resistance that has dominated 2009, a nationwide movement against the big government agenda, as the globalists attempt to use their new front man Barack Hussein Obama to rapidly accelerate their new world order.

Now we are calling on you, the Infowarrior, to help us make Fall Of The Republic go viral and in doing do dismantle the contrived perception that only by surrendering to nightmare levels of regulation and centralized control bossed by an ultra-powerful architecture of global governance will we avoid another great depression.

Fall Of The Republic has the potential to outstrip even The Obama Deception in reaching millions more people, and early indications just over a week after the film was released are that this indeed happening. The You Tube version below already has over 300,000 views and this is just one of thousands of different versions that are floating around the web.

Fall Of The Republic will be devastating for the globalists and their agenda to impose a new world economic order and the cap and trade scam, but only if you play your part in getting this information out to the world! The film is already unlocking minds on a massive scale and smashing the phony left-right paradigm.

We have chosen to publicize and encourage circulation of the following version because it is encoded in the highest possible quality that You Tube allows and the full video is all in one place, rather than being broken up into different chunks.

Please grab the following link and spread it to the four corners of the Internet. In allegorical terms, this simple URL represents a devastating virus that can infect the mainframe operating system of the new world order agenda – Of The Republic in full is embedded below.

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Cash for Clunkers Program Costs U.S. Taxpayers $24,000 Per Car!

This government is so inept. It spends trillions of dollars to generate billions and calls that progress! Yet, the Ca$h for Clunkers Program was hailed as a great success. Yet, the program cost us $24,000 per car and only generated 125,000 net new sales. Yet another failure!

A total of 690,000 new vehicles were sold under the Cash for Clunkers program last summer, but only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not have been sold anyway, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the automotive Web site

The Cash for Clunkers program gave car buyers rebates of up to $4,500 if they traded in less fuel-efficient vehicles for new vehicles that met certain fuel economy requirements...

The average rebate was $4,000. But the overwhelming majority of sales would have taken place anyway at some time in the last half of 2009... That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales.

Source: CNN Money

Image Source: Tom Harpel

Saudi Arabia to Drop West Texas Intermediate as Benchmark for U.S. and North American Crude Oil Pricing

This is more evidence that America's dominance in the world is fading as Saudi Aramco will drop the light U.S. crude oil that has dominated North American oil trading for decades. The mega oil company will replace the West Texas Intermediate with the Argus Sour Crude Index.

The WTI price measure has dominated North American oil trading – and conversation – for decades. It is based on oil sales in Cushing, Okla., and is one of two globally watched markers of crude. The other is Brent, which is based on sales in the North Sea...

Although Argus is also a U.S. price, it is more closely linked with international oil and is seen as a more reliable indicator of global oil prices...

“North American oil demand has peaked,” he said. “What this really says is that whereas WTI in the past had been a premium price, now WTI is going to be a discount price.”

Source: Global Investor

Thursday, October 29, 2009

George Soros Says China Should Lead the New World Order

Do you need any further proof? I remember when any mention of the word New World Order not relating to pro rasslin' was considered crazy talk. Now, one of the richest and most powerful men in the world can publicly state that China should lead the New World Order. I thought the New World Order did not exist or at least that is what various antagonists have said to me over the years. I guess they have been proven wrong.

China should step up to the plate as the leader of a new global economic order, and the US shouldn't fear the establishment of a global currency because it would help the economy, billionaire investor George Soros says.

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Soros said that China hasn't been pulling its weight in reorganizing the global economy after last year's economic collapse, and the way to convince China to lead is to allow it to "own" the reorganization of the global financial system that is underway.

"You really need to bring China into the creation of a new world order, a financial world order," Soros told FT.
(emphasis added)

Source: The Raw Story

Image Source (George Soros): Andrew Baron

United Nations Condemns America's Embargo on Cuba

For once, I happen to agree with the United Nations and its condemnation of the American embargo against Cuba. This Cuban embargo law is outdated (47 years and counting) and should be rescinded immediately. If we have dealings with China, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, then we should have dealings with one of the closest nations to our borders. As an alleged socialist regime, I would have expected this President's administration to have eliminated this embargo long ago. I guess the current power holders value Florida and do not want to upset the anti-Castro crowd.

The assembly today voted 187-3 in opposition to the embargo, with only Israel and the Pacific island nation of Palau siding with the US, as they did last year. The annual diplomatic ritual had extra resonance this year because of the slight thaw in Washington-Havana relations.

Where in the world is Palau? Without taking a Scroogle cheat, I would say it is an island or atoll somewhere in the South Pacific.

Cuba's foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, told the meeting in New York that the embargo had cost the island tens of billions of dollars and denied medical care to children. "The blockade is an uncultured act of arrogance."

Source: The Guardian

Robins Can See the Earth's Magnetic Field!

Holy super abilities, Batman, robins can see the Earth's magnetic field. From animals that can change colors, run at ridiculous or lift heavy things, the whole animal kingdom is a like being in the Marvel Universe where everyone has some crazy superpower. Humans have super intelligence. Whales have enormous girth and size. Ants have tremendous numbers...And robins...well, robins can see the Earth's magnetic field!

The researchers, led by Dr Henrik Mouritsen from the University of Oldenburg, wrote in the journal Nature: ''The results of the present study ... specifically suggest that cluster N of European robins is an essential part of a circuit processing light-dependent magnetic compass information for night-time orientation.

''The exact role of cluster N within this circuit has not been determined, but the present results raise the distinct possibility that this part of the visual system enables birds to 'see' magnetic compass information.''

Source: London Telegraph

Image Source (pictured above - an American robin): Sujit Kumar

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FBI Equates Paintball Activities to Al-Qaeda and Terrorism!

How many vague descriptions can one document have? If you do paintball, then you may be considered a potential terrorist by the FBI. I would imagine that many people would be considered suspects or suspicious under this document. After an exhaustive list of different things showing why someone would be suspicious by being different from the norm, the document further says at the end that someone is not suspicious just because he/she is different.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Obama Daughters Get H1N1 "Swine Flu" Shots (President Will Wait)

If I was the author of a blog that focuses on conspiracy theories, then I would want to know:

(1) Is there real time video of the Obama daughters getting the vaccine injections?
(2) Have the syringes used for the Obama daughter vaccines been tested to confirm that actual H1N1 "swine flu" vaccines were injected into them?

Oh wait, I do write a blog that focuses on conspiracy theories! Click the link below for the full details on Malia and Sasha getting the vaccine!

The Associated Press: Obama girls get swine flu shots, Obama will wait

DARPA Seeks to Build Broadband Internet for Low Earth Orbit Spacecraft by 2012-2013 (Request for Information)

Just in case, you have some information or technology about extra-planetary networking communications that DARPA might desire, you can submit your information for consideration to create a new Space 'Net.


Request for Information - Persistent Broadband Ground Connectivity for Spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit

Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-10-02
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
Notice Type: Special Notice
Posted Date: October 22, 2009
Response Date: Nov 05, 2009 5:00 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy: Automatic, 15 days after response date
Archive Date: November 20, 2009
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Classification Code: A -- Research & Development
NAICS Code: 541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541712 -- Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-10-02
Notice Type: Special Notice
Synopsis: Added: Oct 22, 2009 11:48 am

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA's) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is requesting information on possible approaches to providing persistent, low-latency, broadband data communications between spacecraft in low earth orbit (LEO) and the ground that can be in operational use by 2012-2013. DARPA's interest is in identifying end-to-end solutions that can provide 24/7 or near-24/7 two-way connection availability at latencies and bandwidth that are commensurate with performing telemetry, real-time control, sharing of network resources, and data exfiltration for a wide array of mission payloads.

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Opportunity History

* Original Synopsis
Oct 22, 2009
11:48 am

Missouri Suspends Thimerosal (Mercury) Ban in H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccines for Pregnant Women and Young Children

For Immediate Release:
Oct. 22, 2009

Kit Wagar
Office of Public Information

State health department issues exemption for flu vaccine
Action gives pregnant women and families of young children access to H1N1 vaccine

Missouri’s top public health official granted an exemption Thursday to allow pregnant women and parents of children less than three years old to choose whether to receive flu vaccine containing a mercury-based preservative.

Margaret Donnelly, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, determined that a shortage of preservative-free vaccine was preventing pregnant women and young children from obtaining the new H1N1 vaccine.

Donnelly’s action temporarily sets aside a statute that prohibited pregnant women and children under three from receiving vaccine with this preservative.

The statute also allows the health director to set aside the ban in certain circumstances, including a pandemic or a shortage of vaccine. The waiver will remain in effect until the shortage no longer exists.

“The H1N1 flu is now widespread throughout Missouri,” Donnelly said. “We know that pregnant women and young children are the most susceptible to this illness. But delays in vaccine production have created a situation where the most vulnerable people were left without vaccine protection.”

Donnelly urged women and the parents of young children to consult their health care provider to determine whether any vaccine is appropriate for them.

Under the exemption, pregnant women and families of children younger than three years old will be able to decide whether to receive vaccines that contain small traces of mercury-based preservative.


Novartis Denies Problems with Celtura H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccine in Switzerland!

I cannot seem to find many other sources for this story nor can I find a lot of information about Celtura aside from what I have previously posted. Apparently, Novartis was facing hurdles getting Celtura approved by the Swiss, but Novartis denies the claim.

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis on Monday denied that it faced hurdles in gaining regulatory approval in Switzerland for one of its swine flu vaccines because of possible bacterial contamination.

The vaccine, branded as Celtura, is produced by a technique using cell cultures from dog kidneys, allowing more rapid production than by the more classical method using chicken eggs, according to the company.

Citing anonymous sources close to the case, the Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger reported on Saturday that the Swiss authority overseeing medicines and therapeutical products, Swissmedic, had found bacterial contamination in test batches of Celtura.

Source: Khaleej Times Online

Monday, October 26, 2009

U.S. Air Force Micro Air Vehicle (MAVs) Drones (a/k/a "Bugbots")

In case your corporate overload banker (i.e., the corporate creditor to whom you owe thousands) needs to find you in a crowded urban environment, it can send these bugbots based on the GPS information provided in your census or other electronic profile. Once the bugbot locks in on your position, there is no escape! If the government ever starts giving creditors tax breaks when their respective debtors die, then watch out, these MAVs will be sent into action!

Health Study Links Mobile Cell Phone Use to Four (4) Kinds of Cancer

Anyone who has ever had a satellite television system and a smart mobile phone will realize that these phones send off signals that will disrupt the satellite system. Because the human brain is an organic computer, there is no telling how the brain's electrical signals are disrupted when a phone is transmitting its high frequencies during calls. A recent study says that excessive mobile phone use can be linked to cancer.

A major international health study has shown that excessive mobile phone use can be linked to four different kinds of cancer.

The research, which has taken 10 years and cost £20million, found that heavy mobile users suffered up to 50 per cent more tumours.

Scientists now say there is a "significantly increased risk" of people developing three different kinds of brain tumour and one of the salivary gland. News of the findings, which are to be published within the next eight weeks, has led to calls for mobiles to carry health warnings.

Source: London Mirror

Image Source: David Dees

Another Young Woman Possibly Crippled by GARDASIL® Vaccine!

This is so tragic. I feel sorry for this woman! The toxic ingredients in vaccines need to be investigated thoroughly! Too many people have been crippled and/or killed!

Is Chicago About to Lease Its Water System to Foreign Corporations?

Carbon, water, oxygen and sunlight. The basic building blocks of life. Al Gore is trying to tax the carbon cycle through a global cap and trade system. The chemtrails are blocking sunlight resulting in less energy reaching the earth. The oxygen is all polluted and forests are being clear cut worldwide reducing overall oxygen levels. All that remains is our water.

Whether it is poisoning it with toxic fluoride or simply just selling it to the highest bidder like Homer Glen, Illinois, water is 25% of the life cycle and Mayor Daley is thinking about leasing Chicago's to third party interests.

The new boss could charge whatever they want for water, CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.

Could it happen here in Chicago? It already has nearby. Homer Glen in Will County relies on Lake Michigan water, but the supply comes from a German-owned firm. Locals say there's a lot more than water going down the drain.

You can watch the video news report by clicking this sentence.

Source: CBS-2 Chicago

School Gives H1N1 Vaccine to Child Against Parents' Wishes!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Energy Experts Say United States Needs "Independent" Energy Council Patterned After Council on Foreign Relations

More administration, paid government positions and bureaucrats! The report released by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Sustainability Solutions Institute (SSI) says the United States needs to establish some type of energy council for energy issues similar to the Council on Foreign Relations for foreign issues.

Create a distinguished, high-level independent council, patterned after the Council on Foreign Relations, that could act as a forum for analyzing and communicating critical issues to energy policy makers and the public. (page 7 of report).

If you want to read the full PDF report called Perspectives on Energy Policy, then click this sentence

I say hogwash! We already have a Department of Energy (which also happens to fund the organization that published this report). Why do we need a private consortium of energy "experts" like Al Gore and others lobbying the government to fund these experts' corporate for-profit ventures?

The United States needs a high-level independent council to analyze and explain critical energy issues, energy experts said.

A group of 27 experts from U.S. universities, the government and business make that recommendation in a new report called Perspectives on Energy Policy.

Ensuring energy for the future means acting now to help policymakers and the public understand effective solutions, Les Shephard, vice president of Sandia National Laboratories, said in a release Friday.


Public release date: 22-Oct-2009

Contact: Mike Janes
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
'Perspectives on Energy Policy' report now available

Energy leaders call for independent energy council, recommend outcomes and values-based policies

LIVERMORE, Calif. — The United States should create a high-level independent council to analyze and communicate critical issues to energy policymakers and the public, a group of 27 leaders in academia, government, and the private sector recommends in a new report.

The report, "Perspectives on Energy Policy: Security, Economics, and the Environment," is the result of a workshop convened by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Sustainability Solutions Institute (SSI) in March.

The report also recommends that policymakers focus their attention on outcomes and values rather than on mandating specific technical solutions

"At no time in our nation's history have the challenges associated with securing America's energy future been so paramount and the need to develop systems solutions so critical if we are to find effective solutions to address the energy–climate nexus," said Les Shephard, Sandia's vice president for energy, security and defense technologies. "To assure this future we must find more effective approaches to fully couple the energy policy community with the science and technology community to provide informed policy decisions that will benefit the global community. This report is one small but important step in moving in this direction."

Other recommendations for action noted in the report:

* Develop educational curricula that address energy and sustainability, suitable for all levels, that will accelerate the development of next-generation technologies and workforce
* Develop tangible messages to engage the broader public to think about their energy choices and help citizens make informed decisions
* Conduct an assessment of the nation's energy security status, comparable to those already executed for environmental and economic security

The high-level council recommended in the report would be patterned after the Council on Foreign Relations and provide an in­dependent venue for addressing energy policy op­tions that help deepen the nation's understand­ing of how security, economics, and environmental considerations interact in developing energy policy decisions.

In addition to the workshop organizers, participants represented a variety of organizations, including the automotive industry, distinguished universities, national laboratories, and "think tanks." The event brought together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy policy, based on understanding the issues, assumptions, and priorities from three intersecting perspectives of energy policy: security, economics, and the environment.


The full report, as well as an Executive Summary, are now available online at

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

Peramivir Injection Authorized by FDA for Emergency Use in H1N1 "Swine Flu" Pandemic

When it comes to the flu and the government, a person in the United States has either had the flu or he/she is expected to get it soon. If a person has the flu, then he/she is expected to take an antiviral drug such as Tamiflu. If someone does not yet have the flu, then he/she is expected to take one of several H1N1 vaccines that contains toxic ingredients.

Adding to the antiviral drug mix for people who are infected by the H1N1 "swine flu" is an injection called Peramivir by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Please note that Peramivir is UNAPPROVED for use and only an emergency declaration allows its use.

Commonly reported adverse events in Peramivir IV clinical trials were diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and neutropenia. Additional adverse events associated with the drug, some of which may be serious, may become apparent with more widespread use.

Although not observed in clinical trial data available to date Peramivir IV may be associated with rare cases of anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions and a variety of neurologic and behavioral symptoms that have been reported with other neuraminidase inhibitors.

Read the MAIN Peramivir injection fact sheet by clicking this sentence.

Read the Patient Peramivir fact sheet by clicking this sentence.

Emergency Use Authorization Granted For BioCryst's Peramivir

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in response to a request from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational anti-viral drug intravenous (i.v.) peramivir in certain adult and pediatric patients with confirmed or suspected 2009 H1N1 influenza infection who are admitted to a hospital.

Specifically, i.v. peramivir is authorized only for hospitalized adult and pediatric patients for whom therapy with an i.v. drug is clinically appropriate, based on one or more of the following reasons:

1. the patient is not responding to either oral or inhaled anti-viral therapy, or

2. when drug delivery by a route other than an intravenous route -- e.g., enteral (absorbed by the intestines) or inhaled -- is not expected to be dependable or feasible;

3. for adults only, when the clinician judges i.v. therapy is appropriate due to other circumstances.

Additional information regarding the peramivir EUA is available on the Web at:

In advance of any U.S. Government order that may come from the ongoing request for proposal (RFP) negotiations, BioCryst has donated and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) an initial supply sufficient for 1,200 courses of i.v. peramivir 600 mg once-daily for five days. This transfer was made under the development contract with HHS to allow doctors and patients near-term access to the drug, and is separate from the RFP process.

"The issuance of this EUA is important because it makes peramivir a treatment option for physicians in the U.S. during the ongoing influenza health emergency," said Jon P. Stonehouse, Chief Executive Officer at BioCryst. "BioCryst has worked with HHS to enable the Government to rapidly deploy an initial supply of peramivir, and we are prepared to deliver more."

To prepare for peramivir orders that BioCryst may receive from the U.S. or other governments during this pandemic emergency, BioCryst is completing production of approximately 130,000 courses of i.v. peramivir and is prepared to make more, if required.

About Peramivir

Peramivir is an anti-viral agent that was discovered by BioCryst which inhibits the interactions of influenza neuraminidase, an enzyme which is critical to the spread of influenza within a host. In laboratory tests, peramivir has shown activity against pandemic H1N1 swine flu origin viral strains. Peramivir has been studied in patients with complicated and uncomplicated influenza. BioCryst's partner, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. is currently preparing to file for regulatory approval in Japan this year.

About BioCryst

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals designs, optimizes and develops novel small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in infectious diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases. BioCryst has progressed two novel compounds into late-stage pivotal clinical trials; peramivir, an anti-viral for influenza, and forodesine, a purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Utilizing crystallography and structure-based drug design, BioCryst continues to discover additional compounds and to progress others through pre-clinical and early development to address the unmet medical needs of patients and physicians. The Company's strategic alliances with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Green Cross Corporation and Mundipharma International Holdings Limited validate its scientific foundation and the utility of its product candidates. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results, performance or achievements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could affect the forward-looking statements contained herein include: that the U.S. government and ex-U.S. governments may choose not to issue a request for peramivir to treat influenza or such requests, if any, may not result in an order or such order, if any, may not be profitable for BioCryst; that to the extent peramivir is used as a treatment for H1N1 flu (or other strains of flu), there can be no assurance that it will prove effective; that HHS may further condition, reduce or eliminate future funding of the peramivir program; that ongoing peramivir clinical trials or our peramivir program in general may not be successful; that our product candidates may not receive required regulatory clearances from the FDA; that ongoing and future pre-clinical and clinical development may not have positive results; that we or our licensees may not be able to continue future development of our current and future development programs; that our development programs and partnerships may never result in future product, license or royalty payments being received by BioCryst; that BioCryst may not be able to retain its current pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners for further development of its product candidates or it may not reach favorable agreements with potential pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners for further development of its product candidates; that our actual cash burn rate may not be consistent with our expectations; that BioCryst may not have sufficient cash to continue funding the development, manufacturing, marketing or distribution of its products and that additional funding, if necessary, may not be available at all or on terms acceptable to BioCryst. Please refer to the documents BioCryst files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically BioCryst's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, most recent Registration Statement on Form S-3 (filed November 28, 2008), Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K, all of which identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections and forward-looking statements.

SOURCE: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

U.S. Government Wants to Know Where the Veterans Are (Questionnaires to Follow)

This may merely be an administrative thing, but the Department of Veterans Affairs has sent out notice that it will be sending questionnaires to veterans and their families to get information about the veteran in question. Has any other veteran received a letter like this? Is it harmless or something more?

Source: Prison Planet Forums

Four (4) Deaths Linked to H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccine in Sweden

I wonder if there are any deaths linked to the H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine here in the United States, will it be reported? In Sweden, four (4) deaths are being linked to the H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine.

Health investigators are under more pressure as two elderly women are reported to have died, days after receiving the swine flu vaccine. It brings the total number of deaths linked to the vaccine in Sweden to four.

Source: The Local

Obama's Daughters Not Vaccinated Against H1N1 "Swine Flu"

President Obama's school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.

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