Saturday, January 16, 2010

U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System Achieves Key Ground-Segment Milestones to Support Launch of First SBIRS Geosynchronous GEO-1 Satellite

If you need a FAQ on space based infrared systems (like I did), then click this Factsheet. Otherwise, please proceed to the press release below.


Space team achieves key ground-segment milestones

1/15/2010 - LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- A joint Air Force and Lockheed Martin team developing the Space-Based Infrared System program, known as SBIRS, has achieved two key milestones: a testing milestone demonstrating the ground system is on track to support launch of the first SBIRS geosynchronous GEO-1 satellite in the constellation; and a maturity milestone moving the ground system into the next level of integration.

The testing milestone, known as the Combined Day-In-The-Life test, or CDITL, validated the functionality, performance and operability of the SBIRS GEO ground system for its planned operational use. The campaign included testing more than 1.5 million source lines of code and 133 ground segment requirements.

The new SBIRS ground system includes software and hardware necessary to perform activation, checkout and initial operations of the GEO-1 satellite after launch. SBIRS uses "Day-in-the-Life" test events to validate the integrated ground system following successful verification at the segment level.

"Our ground system performed very well," said Col.Winthrop Idle, commander of the SBIRS Ground Systems Group. "This test paves the way for the SBIRS program to provide a new, even more impressive level of information to the warfighter with the GEO system. The exceptional performance of the ground system is a true testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by our strong government and industry team."

The CDITL test integrated several geographically separated sites used for command and control, factory engineering support and direct interface to mission data users. The 17-day test included the use of high-fidelity spacecraft simulators to complete the launch and early-orbit test processes and products that will be used for the GEO-1 launch. Each site contributed significantly to the observed stability, robustness and operability of the SBIRS system.

"We are extremely pleased with the team's dedication and effort in delivering the cornerstone for a significantly enhanced early warning and intelligence capability for the warfighter," said Dave Sheridan, director of Lockheed Martin's SBIRS GEO-1 program. "SBIRS is now another step closer to fielding this critical capability and achieving total mission success for our customer."

Completion of the ground segments verification process and the CDITL led to the readiness milestone, known as the System Integration Readiness Review. This event, completed Jan. 12, officially moves the ground segment into the next level of integration. The Sunnyvale-based System Engineering, Integration and Test group formally accepted SBIRS' approved completed ground component delivered for system level integration to include multiple end-to-end test and rehearsal events with space vehicle simulators and the GEO-1 vehicle itself. This series of events are the final efforts leading to system operations readiness for launch of the GEO-1 space vehicle.

The first SBIRS GEO spacecraft recently completed thermal vacuum testing, the most comprehensive and the largest risk mitigation component of the integrated spacecraft environmental test program. The satellite is planned for delivery to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., in late 2010 where it will then undergo final processing and preparation for launch aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle.

SBIRS will deliver unprecedented, global and persistent infrared surveillance capabilities by providing early warning of missile launches, and simultaneously support other missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.

The SBIRS team is led by representatives at Air Force Space Command and Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Based Infrared Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. SBIRS' prime contractor is Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif. Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Azusa, Calif., is the payload integrator.

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is the U.S. Air Force's center of acquisition excellence for acquiring and developing military space systems including six wings and three groups responsible for GPS, military satellite communications, defense meteorological satellites, space launch and range systems, satellite control network, space based infrared systems, intercontinental ballistic missile systems and space situational awareness capabilities.

Haiti Has Larger Oil Reserves Than Venezuela Say Scientists (An Olympic Pool Compared to a Glass of Water)

I have heard rumors that Haiti has vast oil reserves -- and that the globalists want these reserves. However, the globalists cannot get the reserves, because the oil belongs to the Haitian people. So the globalists do not allow the Haitians to exploit the oil reserves, because it would allow the Haitian people to prosper. It would allow the Haitians to build proper infrastructure, so that 7.0 earthquakes do not have such a devastating effect.

The article below is translated from French (read the original here) using Google, so it may not be 100% translated and of course verify whether these scientists are to be believed. Nevertheless, as I stated in my previous article Haiti Has Huge Resources of Gold and Iridium Says Former Dominican Petroleum Refinery President Leopoldo Espaillat Nanita, it is interesting that Bill Clinton and George Soros have been recently talking about rebuilding Haiti's infrastructure and starting business ventures in the country. Perhaps Clinton, Soros and the many other globalists have confirmed that these oil, gold, uranium, zyconium and iridium deposits DO exist in Haiti and they want to gain control at the expense of the Haitian people.


Haiti is full of oil say Daniel and Ginette Mathurin

Scientists Daniel and Ginette Mathurin indicate that under Haitian soil is rich in oil and fuel fossible which were collected by Haitian and foreign experts. "We have identified 20 sites Oil, launches Daniel Mathurin stating that 5 of them are considered very important by practitioners and policies.

The Central Plateau, including the region of Thomond, the plain of the cul-de-sac and the bay of Port-au-Prince are filled with oil, he said, adding that Haiti's oil reserves are larger than those of Venezuela. An Olympic pool compared to a glass of water that is the comparison to show the importance of oil Haitian compared to those of Venezuela, "he explains.

Venezuela is one of the world's largest producers of oil.

Daniel Mathurin reveals that investigations of several previous governments have allowed to verify the existence of these large deposits of oil. It reminds a document of Lavalas party to power in 2004, had specified the number of sites in Haiti hydrocarbons.

According to Daniel et Ginette Mathurin, the lake region, with cities like Thomazeau and Cornillon, contains large deposits of oil.

Asked about the non-exploitation of these sites, Ginette Mathurin said that these deposits are declared strategic reserves of the United States of America. While stating his incomprehension of such a situation, it reminds that the Caribbean is considered the backyard of the United States.

But Daniel and Ginette Mathurin indicate that the U.S. government in 2005 authorized the use of strategic reserves of the United States. This door must be used by the Haitian political négiciations to launch with U.S. companies with a view to exploiting these deposits adds Daniel Mathurin

Experts argue that the government acted Jean Claude Duvalier had verified the existence of a major oilfield in the bay of Port-au-Prince shortly before its fall.

Moreover, Daniel et Ginette Mathurin show that uranium 238 and 235 and the deposit zyconium exist in several regions including in Jacmel. Uranium is used in nuclear reactors to produce electrical energy.


For further reading:

Haiti Has Huge Resources of Gold and Iridium Says Former Dominican Petroleum Refinery President Leopoldo Espaillat Nanita

U.S. SOUTHCOM Ran Complex Haiti Command and Control Emergency Relief Drills on January 11, 2010 (Day Before 7.0 Earthquake)

Haiti: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux by Cynthia McKinney

Russian Navy Reportedly Says U.S. Caused 7.0 Earthquake in Haiti

U.S. SOUTHCOM to Award Lockheed Martin Information Technology Support Services Sole Source Contract for Operation Unified Response Haiti

Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt Holds One of the World's Largest Oil Accumulations at 513 Billion Barrels - Haiti is only about 600 miles away from Venezuela, so it would not be far-fetched for Haiti to have similar oil resources in its earth.

Energy Department to Impose New Safety Regulations on Geothermal Drilling to Address Concerns About Induced Earthquakes

FLASHBACK: Israel Attempted to Simulate a Man-Made Earthquake in Negev with Eighty (80) Ton Controlled Explosion on August 27, 2009

FLASHBACK: Defense Secretary Cohen Warned in 1997 of Man-Made Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Race-Specific Bioattacks and Geoengineered Insect Swarms

FLASHBACK: U.S. Grain Supply is Being Strained by Demand (Food Prices to Increase?)

Personally, I love writing on this blog, because it forces me to research issues that I may otherwise miss and to focus on what I feel is important in the overall scheme of things. In 2009, the main theme of this blog was the H1N1 "swine flu" hype and vaccination program followed by cybersecurity issues.

As 2010 rolls along, food is an early leader for the 2010 theme of the year followed by global resource wars. Only time will tell, but here is an article from
Farm Futures in 2008 that shows this country may be headed for a food crisis in the middle of an economic crisis.

U.S. Grain Supply is Being Strained by Demand

According to Chris Hurt, a Purdue University agricultural economist, with
global demand for grain and oilseeds at record levels and a weak U.S. dollar, foreign buyers are outbidding domestic buyers for American grain. While the higher commodity prices are good for crop agriculture, there are some worrisome downsides.

Food consumers worldwide are going to have to pay more," Hurt says. "We ended 2007 with our monthly inflation rate on food nearly 5% higher. I think we'll see times in 2008 where the food inflation rate might be as much as 6% (note: the food index rate rose 5.9% in 2008 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

This same BLS report says the food index rate decreased in 2009, so perhaps things are not so dire, but I am not so confident as the government.

For More Information:

1. Is the United States Headed for a Major Food and Crop Crisis in 2010? (Over 50% of Midwest Counties are Primary Disaster Areas)

2. Record Numbers Go Hungry in the United States of America!

3. Illinois Corn and Soybean Harvests at Record Low Levels

4. HR 2749 - The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (Totalitarian Control of the Food Supply?)

5. The Federal Government Turns Off Water to Fresno and San Joaquin Valley Farmers (No Food for the Masses?)

6. (Internationally too) - Britain Warns of Shrinking Food Supply in Next 20 Years

7. Is America's Grain Being Purposely Off Loaded Overseas to Trigger Massive Food Shortage Due to No Strategic Grain Reserves?

8. US Farmers Plant Fewest Wheat Crop Acres in Nearly a Century

Friday, January 15, 2010

DARPA Invests $9.9 Million to Develop Suspended Animation at Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies

Just like a sci-fi movie, DARPA always delivers the goods. You can do a search on here for all my previous DARPA articles, but it is the mad scientist wing of the Pentagon developing all the Acme Corporation toys that Wile E. Coyote used to chase the roadrunner. DARPA is now looking to develop suspended animation processes where a soldier who suffers a serious injury that requires immediate attention can be suspended for up to six (6) hours until he/she reaches a hospital. It is limited to six (6) hours now, but DARPA will likely perfect it, so a person can be suspended indefinitely. In the Aliens movie, Ripley was in suspended animation (or hypersleep) for 57 years!


Saving Lives On The Battlefield Focus Of Major $9.9 Million Award To Texas A&M Institute For Preclinical Studies

COLLEGE STATION, Dec. 3, 2009 – As part of Pentagon efforts to dramatically reduce battlefield deaths, the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) has been awarded a $9.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop frontline treatments for U.S. military personnel injured in combat and suffering from massive blood loss.

It is estimated that half of U.S. military personnel killed in action die because of severe blood loss from injuries such as gunshot wounds or improvised explosive devices (IEDs). When such a severe blood loss occurs, it is critical for the injured person to receive emergency trauma care within the first hour (“the golden hour”) to provide the highest chances of survival. Unfortunately, many combat casualties occur in inaccessible locations where rapid evacuation is impossible.

The goal of the research to be carried out by TIPS is to develop and test small volume medications that can be given rapidly on the battlefield to extend the “golden hour” by as much as six hours. If successful, these medications would give injured troops a much higher chance of survival.

The DARPA grant is the first multi-million dollar award for TIPS, and among the largest single competitive federal awards received by Texas A&M University. A grand opening ceremony for TIPS featuring Gov. Rick Perry will be held today on the Texas A&M campus.

“Developing an effective, easily administered medication that could extend the ‘golden period’ to five or six hours would save countless lives that would otherwise be lost,” said Dr. Theresa W. Fossum, founder and director of TIPS and who holds the Tom and Joan Read Chair of Veterinary Surgery at Texas A&M.

Fossum said that the principal investigator for the TIPS research, Dr. Matthew W. Miller, (Professor of Veterinary Cardiology and Senior Research Scientist at TIPS) “has developed a model that serves as a predictive test bed for evaluation of these potential treatments.” Fossum said TIPS is working collaboratively with other academic centers and the federal government on several potential treatments, some of which have shown promise in reducing the body’s need for blood and oxygen.

“Our team feels very fortunate to have been chosen to work on this important issue,” said Miller. “Our new facility coupled with access to the incredible breadth of expertise on the Texas A&M campus positions us for success. We are actively evaluating several promising treatments in our model. Once we have indentified an effective intervention we will move forward with evaluations required by the FDA to facilitate gaining approval for future evaluations in humans. Beyond the primary military application we are optimistic that, like many other DARPA funded initiatives, there will be important civilian applications for the knowledge gained during these investigations.”

While the TIPS program has been nationally recognized for several years, its new building on the Texas A&M campus provides Fossum’s nationally acclaimed team the facilities and sophisticated technological equipment necessary to perform the studies. “These state-of-the-art facilities really give TIPS the means to propel our faculty and staff to the next level. TIPS has become a unique national resource, capable of rapidly evaluating medications and devices according to the highest FDA quality standards (known as Good Laboratory Practices, or ‘GLP’),” Fossum said.

“The research being performed by Dr. Miller and Dr. Fossum is truly world-changing,” said Dr. Brett Giroir, vice chancellor for research for the A&M System. “Essentially, TIPS is attempting to prove that a ‘hibernation-like’ state can be induced in any mammal, and eventually humans. Early work by TIPS may soon enable human trials of some of these new therapies, which may also be life-saving for victims of heart attacks and strokes.”

Combat injuries resulting in severe blood loss ideally respond to hemorrhage control, large volume fluid resuscitation and rapid evacuation to a surgical hospital, said Fossum. “By using cardiovascular system models that are similar to that of humans, we are able to accurately predict the safety and efficacy of any potential therapies. In combat situations, lives are measured in a matter of seconds. If we can extend a soldier’s life for a couple of hours so that adequate medical treatment can be made available, we have an obligation to do so,” she said.

The TIPS faculty and programs are supported by three buildings totaling approximately 112,000 square feet. TIPS is a foundational member of the Institute for Innovative Therapeutics (IIT) – a new overarching program designed to develop and commercialize new medications, vaccines, and medical devices for human and veterinary use. TIPS is located adjacent to the other two components of the IIT – the Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine and the future National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing. In addition to Texas A&M University, funding partners in TIPS include the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Texas Economic Development Bank, The Research Valley Partnership and the Texas Department of Transportation.

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As one of the world's premier research institutions, Texas A&M is a leader in making significant contributions to the development of new knowledge in many fields, including the life sciences, agriculture, engineering, the geosciences, the biomedical sciences and the liberal arts. Research conducted at Texas A&M represents an annual investment of more than $582 million making it one of the top 20 research universities in the United States. Texas A&M ranks third nationally for universities without a medical school. Texas A&M research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting in many cases in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

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42 Tons of Poison to be Dumped by Air on Pristine Australian Lord Howe Island to Kill All Black Rats

Unofficial flag of Lord Howe Island

They say that this Lord Howe Island is idyllic and it is even listed as a World Heritage site. The official Lord Howe Island page had this to say:

Lord Howe Island — widely regarded as the most beautiful island in the Pacific — is the closest island getaway to Sydney, and a part of New South Wales. It’s less than two hours flying from either Sydney or Brisbane off Australia's east coast. It is one of just four island groups to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for the global significance of its natural beauty and heritage.

Well, this beautiful island is about get blitzed with 42 TONS of poisoned bait to kill off the non-native black rats that were accidentally introduced to the island back in 1918. Don't these scientists realize that once they dump 42 tons of poison on the pristine island, it will NEVER be the same.

Stephen Wills, chief executive of the Lord Howe Board, which administers the island as part of New South Wales, agrees that the plan – which involves dropping nearly 42 tons of poison-laced bait from helicopters – is radical. But there is no other option, he believes. "This is one of the most beautiful places in the world, which is why it warrants such a significant and detailed programme," he says.

A crescent-shaped island with a lagoon and coral reef, Lord Howe is said to be washed by the cleanest ocean on the planet. Two-thirds of it is a protected reserve, while its surrounding waters are a marine park. The World Heritage listing was granted in 1982 because of its outstanding natural beauty and exceptional biodiversity.

Source: The Independent

FDIC Friday Night Feast (Failed Bank List as of January 15, 2010 - 4 Banks Closed This Year - $296.3 Million Total Insurance Charge)

Bank Name




Closing Date

Updated Date

Barnes Banking Company Kaysville UT 1252 January 15, 2010 January 15, 2010
St. Stephen State Bank St. Stephen MN 17522 January 15, 2010 January 15, 2010
Town Community Bank & Trust Antioch IL 34705 January 15, 2010 January 15, 2010

The FDIC closed three (3) banks on January 15, 2010 -- Town Community Bank & Trust in Antioch, Illinois; St. Stephen State Bank in St. Stephen, Minnesota; and Barnes Banking Company in Kaysville, Utah.

Town Community Bank & Trust will cost $17.8 million against the FDIC insurance fund. St. Stephen State Bank will cost $7.2 million against the FDIC insurance fund. Barnes Banking Company will cost $271.3 million against the FDIC insurance fund.

The total amount charged against the FDIC insurance fund today is $296,300,000 (or $296.3 million). At this point, 4 banks have closed this year.

US Farmers Plant Fewest Wheat Crop Acres in Nearly a Century

The last time America's farmers planted as few wheat acres as they did this season, it was 1913 - the year before World War I. I do not know if this record low crop planting will lead to the food crisis that I am seeing being predicted by more and more people, but it will certainly not help to have less wheat than normal.

The Agriculture Department reported Tuesday that the total acres of winter wheat for 2010 is 37.1 million acres, down 14 percent nationwide from last year.

The agency blames poor weather, low prices and the late row crop harvest for the decrease.

San Francisco Chronicle

150 People to Meet at Asilomar Geoengineering Conference to Discuss Blocking the Sun and Other Climate Intervention Technologies (March 22-26, 2010)

The Asilomar International Conference On Climate Intervention & Geoengineering Technologies 2010

If the people of the world let one hundred fifty decide to build space mirrors to block the sun when we are experiencing some of the coldest days on record, then it will be a tragedy. I hope some of the We Are Change people in the Bay Area and/or Alex Jones put this Asilomar International Conference On Climate Intervention & Geoengineering Technologies being held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California on 22-26 March 2010 (see the note above) on their calendar and protest these folks.

No one should have the right to block the sun or geoengineer this planet no matter how well intentioned their quack science may be. We certainly are living in the future with a bunch of mad scientists! And it doesn't just stop with the space mirrors.

Stratospheric aerosols

Spray shiny sulphur compounds into the high atmosphere to reflect sunlight. Relatively cheap and easy to do, though the chemicals gradually fall back to earth. The most likely option, though possible side effects include changes to global rainfall.

We already have these stratospheric aerosols. They are called chemtrails! A chemtrail by any other name is still the same.

Ocean fertilisation

Dump iron into the sea to boost plankton growth and soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Hard to do on a significant scale, and doubts about how deep the plankton would sink have raised doubts about how long the carbon would be secured.

Of course dumping iron won't have any adverse effects on other marine lifeforms likely resulting in an even worse crisis. Yeah, right! And I have some oceanfront property in Oatman, Arizona for sale at $500 an acre!

Cloud whitening

Fleets of sailing ships strung across the world's oceans could spray seawater into the sky to evaporate and leave behind shiny salt crystals to brighten clouds, which would then reflect sunlight back into space. Could be turned off at any time, but might interfere with wind and rain patterns.

Spraying salt into the sky will dry up the clouds and cause droughts.

Space mirrors

A giant orbiting sunshade in space to block the sun. More likely to be a collection of millions or even trillions of small mirrors rather than a giant orbiting parasol. Very expensive and impractical with current technology.

Let's make the planet even colder than it already is.

Artificial trees

Devices that use a chemical process to soak up carbon dioxide from the air. Technically possible but very expensive on a meaningful scale.

Why not just plant more real trees?

The good folks over at Prison Planet have already discussed this article, so feel free to click over there and read a comprehensive analysis.

The Guardian

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Has Huge Resources of Gold and Iridium Says Former Dominican Petroleum Refinery President Leopoldo Espaillat Nanita

The below article is translated from (click here for the original) where the former President of Dominican Petroleum Refinery says that Haiti has vast untapped resources (including iridium) and that these resources can be used to pay Haitian foreign debt. Bill Clinton has also been snooping around Haiti the last few months and has a $50 million George Soros funded facility that he wants to build. Clinton has even said that Haiti needs new infrastructure. Obviously, this all occurred before the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti this week. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if the Haitian people are required to sign over their mineral rights in exchange for all this humanitarian aid that is being "freely" given.

See also: Haiti Has Larger Oil Reserves Than Venezuela Says Scientists


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, November 17, 2009 .- The former president of the Dominican Petroleum Refinery (REFIDOMSA), Leopoldo Espaillat Nanita, considered one of the solutions of the Haitian State to pay its foreign debt and solve socio-economic issues that overwhelms Haitians found in deposits of gold and other minerals that owns the territory of the neighboring country.

Espaillat Nanita revealed that according to geological studies and research conducted on Haitian soil, indicating that the nation shares with the Dominican Republic gold deposit, untapped world's largest and a little known and rare mineral that is vital for building of spacecraft and other appliances extraterrestrial iridium. These two resources are sufficient to alleviate the "poor" reality of those born in Haiti.

The architect also claimed that these resources are poorly understood because of a multinational conspiracy that aims to extract their natural wealth Haitians, especially those derived from minerals that abound in the neighboring state.

REFIDOMSA's former president said that this group of firms and individuals in State are dedicated to fostering poverty in Haiti, suggesting that the Dominican Republic serves as a crutch to the centuries-old misery and marginality living the vast majority of our neighbors.

In this regard supported the pronouncements of the newly appointed Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive, on the search for new alternatives that will facilitate job creation and attracting foreign investors to the smallest of the two who share the island of Hispaniola instead of charges only to the Dominican nation.

Espaillat admitted that in Haiti there is a national class, comprising politicians and intellectuals-mainly belonging to Bellerive, concerned that Haiti's problems are resolved in its territory and not elsewhere, such as its neighbor island.

Former energy official made these statements in an interview conducted on the radio program traces Leaving that airs Monday through Friday Dominican FM station, in schedule 4 to 6 pm.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

St. Louis School Gives H1N1 "Swine Flu" Shot to Student Despite Parent's Written Objection

The schools and other State actors play by their own rules and do not care whether some parent may object to the school's H1N1 "swine flu" vaccination program. Even if the parent does not want the vaccine for her kid, it does not matter. The school will give the vaccine regardless just like it recently did in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS MO ( - A grade school student reportedly received a swine flu shot his mother didn't want him to have. She says she put it in writing, but someone at her son's school in the St. Louis City School District still gave him the shot.

Kenyatta Allen says she received a permission slip which she signed the section forbidding the H1N1 shot being given to eleven year old Brandon. He has asthma, and she was concerned about side effects.

Unless the laws of Missouri are unreasonable, this mother should have a cause of action against the school district and perhaps the person who injected her son especially if that person knew about the parent's objection prior to the shot.


USDA Approves First UHF RFID Tag for Animal Identification System

The Animal Identification System appears to be moving along according to the government's master plan to tag every single farm animal. The press release below describes the recent USDA approval of the first RFID animal tag.


USDA approves eTattoo™ as First Official UHF Indentification Device

LEROY, Minn. (December 28, 2009)—Eriginate™ Corporation announced today the approval of its eTattoo™ tag by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The approval marks the first ultra-high radio frequency identification tag (UHF RFID) and the first non-low frequency tag (LF) to be approved for use with the “840” Animal Identification Number (AIN).

“We’re very pleased that the USDA has provided approval for eTattoo™ to be used as an official identification device in USDA’s animal health programs,” says Bob Baarsch, CEO of Eriginate™. “Animal identification plays an important role when animal disease events occur, and we are proud to be able to offer our technology to enrich this effort.”

eTattoo™ is the first and only cattle management system to utilize UHF RFID, operating at 915 MHz. The tag allows users to collect data from individual animals housed in large pens or across groups of pens in a fraction of a second, even while animals are moving. The read range is optimized to allow producers to collect data from either the front or back of the animal at a distance of up to 25 feet using a fixed reader or up to 15 feet using a handheld device.

eTattoo™ is a panel-style tag that incorporates both visual and electronic identification, enabling management information to be printed on the tag and alleviating the need for separate visual and RFID tags. Because of the enhanced performance of the eTattoo™ technology, the tags and readers can be quickly incorporated into existing cattle handling systems without the need for costly infrastructure changes.

Animals that move individually through the production and processing chain can be identified with an official AIN tag or device. Only approved manufacturers are authorized to produce AIN devices, and eTattoo™ is the first UHF RFID ear tag to be authorized as an official AIN device. UHF-RFID is a global standard used throughout the world for asset tracking. The eTattoo™ tag is compatible with all ISO 18000-6C / EPCglobal Gen 2 readers and equipment.

eTattoo™ tags and readers are available exclusively from Eriginate™ Corporation. For more information on eTattoo™ and to order a kit or tags, call Eriginate™ customer service at (507) 344-8005


Additional Reading:

Wisconsin Judge Orders Beef Rancher to Register Premises Under State's Livestock Premises Registration Law

Is America's Grain Being Purposely Off Loaded Overseas to Trigger Massive Food Shortage Due to No Strategic Grain Reserves?

I write about a lot of different topics on this blog. I have a lot of different interests, so regular readers will see a wide variety of discussions. However, food is one of the most important, if not the most important after air and water. Without food, you can't fight, work, procreate, think or solve problems. Remixx World! has previously discussed some of the food issues facing our nation and these link may be reviewed at the end of this article.

The videos above purportedly show grain shipments in Tacoma, Washington. The person who posted the videos (DrWilliamMount) believes that our country's grain is being off-loaded to trigger a food crisis.

I would not be surprised if he turns out to be accurate, because food has long been used a weapon against the people. There is also a shipping container shortage in the Oregon ports. It has also been recently reported that America's strategic grain reserves are empty! I wonder what is really being shipped out, because this country is certainly not making any products. The United States is certainly in no position to weather a food crisis if one was to occur, and the question that needs to be answered is whether this is mere government mismanagement or an intentional act.

Read Judy's email on the grain shipments and then watch the videos:

I have more to tell you on this now. My friend was driving through Tacoma the other night while we were talking on the phone about this whole grain thing. AS we were talking she drove down 56th Street in Tacoma. She suddenly stopped and let out a holler!

She saw right in front of her at the exact time we were talking, a HUGE building that has been shut down for a long, long time. It was an old granary..... She was shocked because it was up and running on full speed ahead! She said there was grain everywhere! SHE HADN'T SEEN IT LIKE THIS IN YEARS! So something is definitely up!

Then the next day she called me to say on the news she heard the report that Portland, Oregon was out of containers at their main shipping/transportation place. I am not sure of the details on this one but she was surprised at how all of a sudden there are problems with all this. Something is up. I will let you know more as I find out things.....

1. Is the United States Headed for a Major Food and Crop Crisis in 2010? (Over 50% of Midwest Counties are Primary Disaster Areas)

2. Record Numbers Go Hungry in the United States of America!

3. Illinois Corn and Soybean Harvests at Record Low Levels

4. HR 2749 - The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (Totalitarian Control of the Food Supply?)

5. The Federal Government Turns Off Water to Fresno and San Joaquin Valley Farmers (No Food for the Masses?)

6. (Internationally too) - Britain Warns of Shrinking Food Supply in Next 20 Years

Source: The Millennium Ark

Zbigniew Brzezinski Says America's Use of Force Against Iran Would Be a Disaster

I previously posted the notice that Zbigniew (or Mika's pappy) would be speaking at Brigham Young University. I have not been able to find a video of his speech, but the Deseret News has summarized the lecture.

If Iran obtains nuclear weapons, it's not the end of the world, a former national security adviser told a standing-room- only audience at BYU Tuesday night.

"Use of force (against Iran) is as much of a disaster as Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon," said Zbigniew Brzezinski, who advised former President Jimmy Carter and is a professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University.

Brzezinski explained that if the United States bombed Iran because of fears of nuclear weapons, the consequences would be negative and for the most part unpredictable.

Source: Deseret News

Mystery Space Object to Fly By Earth on January 13, 2010

Is this the beginning of the end like the movie "Independence Day" or is it merely some space rock that has gotten to close to the planet? Whatever it is, it will be whizzing by the Earth today!

A mystery object from space is about to whizz close by Earth on Wednesday. It won't hit our planet, but scientists are stumped by what exactly it is.

Astronomers say it may be space junk or it could be a tiny asteroid, too small to cause damage even if it hit. It's 33 to 50 feet wide at most.

NASA says that on Wednesday at 7:47 a.m. EST, it will streak by, missing Earth by about 80,000 miles. In the western United States it may be bright enough to be seen with a good amateur telescope.

Yahoo News

United Arab Emirates to Become First Arabian Country with Nuclear Facility

More and more news that slipped through the holiday cracks as this story broke right after Christmas 2009. South Korea just signed a phat deal worth nearly $20 billion to build four (4) nuclear plants in the United Arab Emirates. It is the biggest international deal ever for South Korea.

The nuclear reactors should all be in operation by 2020, by which time demand for electricity in the UAE is expected to have more than doubled. The first is scheduled to begin supplying power in 2017.

As well as Kepco, the winning consortium includes Samsung, Hyundai and Doosan Heavy Industries, as well as US firm Westinghouse and Japan's Toshiba.

The South Korean president's office described the deal as "the largest mega-project in Korean history".

This will be the first nuclear facility in an Arabian country. Saddam tried to build a nuclear facility back in the 1980s, but the facility was blown to bits by the Israeli Air Force before it could begin operation.


Montana Health Care Workers Resign Over Mandatory H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccines!

Doesn't the State of Montana realize that the H1N1 pandemic was a dud and the hype has fizzled out? Why is the State still requiring people to get the H1N1 shot?

Riverstone Health confirms officials asked four employees who refused to get vaccinated to resign or retire. "The best way to stop influenza epidemics is to get vaccinated," said Riverstone Health Board Member Michael Dennis.


Female Cougar Dies from Pneumonic Plague in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The powers-that-be say that it is fairly common for wood creatures to contract the plague from rodents. Nevertheless, the alleged stories about the pneumonic plague from the Ukraine have me on high alert for anything relating to the plague whatsoever. It is being reported that a cougar (also known as a mountain lion or a puma) has died of the plague in Grand Teton National Park.

[Grand Teton’s senior wildlife biologist, Steve] Cain said the dead cat was found at the southern end of Grand Teton National Park near the base of the Tetons...

Researchers later confirmed that the cat died of plague. Counting F13, at least five cougars have died of plague in the Greater Yellowstone Area in recent years. In the summer of 2008, a Boy Scout contracted the disease during a visit to Jackson Hole and later recovered. The disease is naturally occurring in the region, and researchers say the bacteria does not pose much of a threat to the overall cougar population.

Source: Jackson Hole News & Guide

Monday, January 11, 2010

George Orwell's Animal Farm (Animated Movie Whose Original Ending Was Changed By C.I.A. for Anti-Communist Propaganda Purposes)

This Animal Farm book by George Orwell was always one of my favorites to read when I was back in school. I have never watched this animated movie of the book, so hopefully it is decent. You can read about this movie on the Wikipedia page or watch the cartoon movie (or simply click the picture above).

However if you are supposed to be reading the actual book, please be advised that
the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) changed the movie's ending from the ending in the book for propaganda purposes.

That ending was altered in the 1955 animated version, which removed the humans, leaving only the nasty pigs. Another example of Hollywood butchering great literature? Yes, but in this case the film's secret producer was the Central Intelligence Agency.

The C.I.A., it seems, was worried that the public might be too influenced by Orwell's pox-on-both-their-houses critique of the capitalist humans and Communist pigs. So after his death in 1950, agents were dispatched (by none other than E. Howard Hunt, later of Watergate fame) to buy the film rights to ''Animal Farm'' from his widow to make its message more overtly anti-Communist.

The Animal Farm video is below in Parts:

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The New York Times

Constitution Free Zone of the United States of America (Nearly 200 Million People Live in This Anti-4th Amendment Zone!)

If you have ever driven on Interstate-5 between Los Angeles and San Diego, then you have experienced one of these Constitution-free zone checkpoints. It turns out that these checkpoints are not just limited to the immediate border areas. I remember asking this question when I was a teenager and went through these checkpoints for the first time. Why in the world is a border checkpoint in Oceanside, CA when the border is 50 miles away?

It appears that the government claims that its border authority extends a 100 miles from the external borders of the United States. The
ACLU has put together a nice fact sheet that explains the Constitution Free Zone.


Fact Sheet

The problem

* Normally under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the American people are not generally subject to random and arbitrary stops and searches.

* The border, however, has always been an exception. There, the longstanding view is that the normal rules do not apply. For example the authorities do not need a warrant or probable cause to conduct a “routine search.”

* But what is “the border”? According to the government, it is a 100-mile wide strip that wraps around the “external boundary” of the United States.

* As a result of this claimed authority, individuals who are far away from the border, American citizens traveling from one place in America to another, are being stopped and harassed in ways that our Constitution does not permit.

* Border Patrol has been setting up checkpoints inland — on highways in states such as California, Texas and Arizona, and at ferry terminals in Washington State. Typically, the agents ask drivers and passengers about their citizenship. Unfortunately, our courts so far have permitted these kinds of checkpoints – legally speaking, they are “administrative” stops that are permitted only for the specific purpose of protecting the nation’s borders. They cannot become general drug-search or other law enforcement efforts.

* However, these stops by Border Patrol agents are not remaining confined to that border security purpose. On the roads of California and elsewhere in the nation – places far removed from the actual border – agents are stopping, interrogating, and searching Americans on an everyday basis with absolutely no suspicion of wrongdoing.

* The bottom line is that the extraordinary authorities that the government possesses at the border are spilling into regular American streets.

Much of U.S. population affected

* Many Americans and Washington policymakers believe that this is a problem confined to the San Diego-Tijuana border or the dusty sands of Arizona or Texas, but these powers stretch far inland across the United States.

* To calculate what proportion of the U.S. population is affected by these powers, the ACLU created a map and spreadsheet showing the population and population centers that lie within 100 miles of any “external boundary” of the United States.

* The population estimates were calculated by examining the most recent US census numbers for all counties within 100 miles of these borders. Using numbers from the Population Distribution Branch of the US Census Bureau, we were able to estimate both the total number and a state-by-state population breakdown. The custom map was created with help from a map expert at World Sites Atlas.

* What we found is that fully TWO-THIRDS of the United States’ population lives within this Constitution-free or Constitution-lite Zone. That’s 197.4 million people who live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.

* Nine of the top 10 largest metropolitan areas as determined by the 2000 census, fall within the Constitution-free Zone. (The only exception is #9, Dallas-Fort Worth.) Some states are considered to lie completely within the zone: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Part of a broader problem

* The spread of border-search powers inland is part of a broad expansion of border powers with the potential to affect the lives of ordinary Americans who have never left their own country.

* It coincides with the development of numerous border technologies, including watch list and database systems such as the Automated Targeting System (ATS) traveler risk assessment program, identity and tracking systems such as electronic (RFID) passports, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), and intrusive technological schemes such as the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBINet) or “virtual border fence” and unmanned aerial vehicles (aka “drone aircraft”).

* This illegitimate expansion of the extraordinary powers of agents at the border is also part of a general trend we have seen over the past 8 years of an untrammeled, heedless expansion of police and national security powers without regard to the effect on innocent Americans.

* This trend is also typical of the Bush Administration’s dragnet approach to law enforcement and national security. Instead of intelligent, competent, targeted efforts to stop terrorism, illegal immigration, and other crimes, what we have been seeing in area after area is an approach that turns us all into suspects. This approach seeks to sift through the entire U.S. population in the hopes of encountering the rare individual whom the authorities have a legitimate interest in.

If the current generation of Americans does not challenge this creeping (and sometimes galloping) expansion of federal powers over the individual through the rationale of “border protection,” we are not doing our part to keep alive the rights and freedoms that we inherited, and will soon find that we have lost some or all of their right to go about their business, and travel around inside their own country, without interference from the authorities.

Secretary Timothy Geithner Could Face Criminal Charges Over AIG Coverup

Let's hope that Mr. Geithner is indeed indicted and arrested! The picture below is probably how Geithner looks without his makeup and camera face.

Image Source: buddy

Kaspersky Labs Malware Researcher Predicts Google Wave, iPhone & Android Phones Will Come Under Heavy Cyberattacks in 2010!

First, they came for my telephone with the telemarketing scams. Next, they came for my CB radio with Smokeys impersonating the truckers and setting up speed traps. Then, they came for my desktop computer with viruses and Nigerian 419 scams And then for my laptop computer with worms, phishes, Trojans and all other types of malware! Finally, they said they were coming for my mobile smartphone!

A malware researcher from Kaspersky Lab Americas agrees with me and says that if you own a Google Wave, iPhone or any other Android (or Droid if you're in the cool crowd) smartphone, then you may be affected by a cyberattack this year.

Schouwenberg, a senior malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab Americas, predicts Google Wave will grab headlines in coming months -- but not necessarily for emerging as the next killer online networking app. Instead, he says, Google Wave is likely to become a top target of cyber criminals.

"Attacks on this new Google service will no doubt follow the usual pattern," Schouwenberg soothsays. "First, the sending of spam, followed by phishing attacks, then the exploiting of vulnerabilities and the spreading of malware."

USA Today

California Golden Guardian 2010 Drill to Simulate Terrorist Attacks on Multiple Bay Area Ports

The above document can be viewed by clicking the link at
the official California page or download it at the official Golden Guardian page. I did not realize that California had been conducting these Golden Guardian exercises since 2004. The 2010 exercise will be a terrorist attack on various Bay Area ports.

When hundreds of emergency personnel descend on the Port of Redwood City in May, prepared to respond to a terrorist attack, it will actually be just a $3 million full-scale drill designed to prepare first-responders for the possible threat.

Golden Guardian exercises are part of a statewide program established in 2004 and overseen by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Office of Homeland Security to protect the state in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist threat, said Jay Alan, spokesman for the California Emergency Management Agency.

Future Golden Guardian exercises will include:

  • 2011: Catastrophic Flood (Central Valley)
  • 2012: Catastrophic Earthquake (Southern California)
  • 2013: Catastrophic Earthquake (Bay Area)
  • 2014: Terrorism - Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources
  • 2015: Civil Disturbance

Source: San Francisco Examiner ; California Emergency Management Agency

FLASHBACK: 'Federal City' Being Built at Naval Support Activity Base in Algiers, LA Near New Orleans

This is a story from back in September, 2008. Apparently, the construction of a 'Federal City' began at that time in Algiers, Louisiana on the Mississippi River - near New Orleans. I will cite and link to the relevant portions of the project, but it appears to be similar to other combination military/civilian complexes like the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.

More than five years after officials first publicly aired the idea of consolidating military and federal agencies in Algiers, the plan to create a "federal city" campus came to fruition Monday, when the Navy leased the Naval Support Activity to a city agency for 75 years.

The lease was signed a day ahead of today's deadline, set in a federal law, for the city and state to secure financing and to begin construction. The state has pledged $150 million to the project, and military officers are expected to join elected officials including Mayor Ray Nagin, and possibly Gov. Bobby Jindal, at the Naval Support Activity to ceremonially break ground today.

The official webpage for the Federal City project is located at Federal City, New Orleans.

Federal City development rethinks the traditional “U.S. military base and urban neighborhood community” by integrating commercial and residential functions back into the urban fabric of the communities they serve. It is anticipated that DOD and civilian federal agencies, as well as the contractors and suppliers who support them, will be housed at Federal City. All tenants will share Federal City’s amenities and gain the advantages of the force protection features (emphasis added) that will be provided.

Are there any other 'Federal City' projects in the United States of America? I do not know off the top of my dome. I will have to do some additional research and report back.

Source: The Times-Picayune

Ireland Declares National Emergency Due to Arctic Freezing (Worst Weather in Fifty Years)

Once again, I ask Mr. Al Gore where the global warming is. I am quite sure the people in Ireland would much rather have a warm, brisk temperatures right now instead of the Arctic freeze they are currently facing. The Irish government has even declared a national emergency due to the freezing weather.

The Irish government has announced a state of emergency as the arctic weather continues unabated. The country has been on the receiving end of these treacherous weather conditions for the last 20 days.

It is the worst weather in almost fifty years and has paralyzed the country, shutting businesses, schools and government offices.

Irish Central

Sunday, January 10, 2010

FDIC Friday Night Feast (Failed Bank List as of January 8, 2010 - 1 Banks Closed This Year - Total Insurance Charge of $539.1 Million)

Bank Name




Closing Date

Updated Date

Horizon Bank Bellingham WA 22977 January 8, 2010 January 8, 2010

The FDIC closed one (1) bank on January 8, 2010 -- Horizon Bank of Bellingham, Washington.

Horizon Bank will cost $539.1 million against the FDIC insurance fund.

The total amount charged against the FDIC insurance fund today is $539.1 million. At this point, 1 bank has closed this year.