|countermeasures and allow the government to buy improved vaccines or drugs for smallpox, anthrax, and botulinum toxin. Funds would also be available to buy countermeasures to protect against other dangerous pathogens, such as Ebola and plague. The National Institutes of Health's development capabilities will be strengthened by speeding research and development on medical countermeasures, based on the most promising recent 'scientific' discoveries. The FDA would be given the ability to make promising treatments quickly available in emergency situations.
The President believes by bringing researchers, medical experts, and the biomedical industry together in a new and focused way, our Nation can achieve the same kind of treatment breakthroughs for bio-terrorism and other threats that have also reduced the threat of heart disease, cancer, and other serious illnesses. He proposed the creation of a permanent indefinite funding authority to spur development of medical countermeasures and enable the government to purchase vaccines and other therapies. The Secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services will collaborate in identifying critical medical countermeasures by evaluating likely threats, new oppotunities in biomedical research and development, and public health considerations.
The new authorities given to the NIH include permitting more rapid hiring of technical experts and procurement of items necessary for research. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases would have the authority and flexibility to award contracts and grants for research and production of medical countermeasures and the FDA would have emergency authorization to use treatments that may still be under review, which had not completed the formal FDA process. The report ends by saying scientific breakthroughs such as recombinant DNA technology, immunology, molecular structural engineering, genomics, and proteomics hold considerable promise against diseases of terrorism as well and the breakthroughs resulting from Project Bioshield are likely to have important spillover benefits while strengthening the overall biotechnology infrastructure. http://usa.or.th/news/wf/epf104.htm.
Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas in a letter on Jan. 9th, urged Rumsfeld to consider locating a government-owned vaccine production facility at the Pine Bluff Arsenal that was identified as the best location for such a facility, in a 1994 study by the Department of Defense. Following the announcement of Project Bioshield, she sent a letter to Bush saying, "The Pine Bluff Arsenal is an existing military base with close proximity to critical domestic preparedness resources, so this is an ideal place to start. I want the President and his administration to know that Arkansas is ready to step up and help in our homeland security efforts and in the war on terrorism. The Pine Bluff Arsenal offers the Army a current military facility, the nearby location of the National Center for Toxicological Research, the Red Cross' Clara Barton Center for Domestic Preparedness, and a wealth of professional experience in handling and storing highly volatile chemicals dating back for half a century and perfect location to be a key component of Project Bioshield."
'Biotechnology for the 21st Century: New Horizons' by the research subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), lists departments in government that will be participating in one capacity or another, including National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA. The demand for new and improved commercial products increasingly will be met through bioprocessing, a type of advanced manufacturing that involves chemical, physical, and biological processes employed by living organisms or their cellular components. Bioprocessing enables the translation of research discoveries into products and offers new production opportunities including energy sources, commodity chemicals, polymers, and high-value products such as pharmaceuticals, etc.
Federally sponsored research, facilitates and accelerates progress in various kinds of bioprocessing including energetics, X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), neutron scattering techniques coupled with algorithms, and metabolic engineering which is the use of recombinant DNA technology to enhance the activities of a cell by manipulating its metabolic pathways and experimentation on the effects of altered uses of raw materials by cells. E-coli is given as an example. The USDA research program collaborate with other Federal agencies working toward its biotechnology goals including the Agricultural Research Service and Forest Service, with another major component being the Plant Genome Research Program which focuses on identifying and mapping genes of crops. Then there is the Human Genome Project that one can find plenty of information about on the internet (see www.proactivenews.com/html/breaking_news.html).
NASA supports research and development to advance the biotechnology industry while supporting the agency's overall goals for space exploration and habitation. The program includes activities in macromolecular crystallization, bioreactor design, cell and tissue culturing, biosensor development, biological separation technologies, and space biology. The culturing of a variety of mammalian cells and tissues under low-gravity conditions has increased cell viability, adhesion, tissue formation. The above information can be read in detail at www.nal.usda.gov/bic/bio21/tablco.html.
The Biological Systems Cellular Biotechnology Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, uses NASA cell culture technology and the microgravity of space to break ground in biomedical science with emphasis on tissue engineering for biopharmaceutical production, creation of 3-D tissue-equivalent structures for modeling diseases, vaccine production through propagation of micro-organisms, and understanding the complex mechanisms involved in humans living and working in a space microgravity environment. This program develops devices known as bioreactors which enable the growth of cells outside the body and researchers design support systems required for cell structure investigations aboard the space shuttle or in the Destiny Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS).
The investigator community extends throughout the country and includes research organizations such as the NIH. Sixteen research projects involving tissue culturing in the rotating bioreactor are currently underway at the joint NASA/NIH Center for Three-Dimensional Tissue Culture formed in 1994, at the Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The combination of NASA technology and NIH expertise has already resulted in the successful cultivation of several infectious agents that are difficult to grow and control in a laboratory setting. Chief of the Biological Systems Program, Neal Pellis, points to the growth of Cyclospora, a parasite that lives in berries and causes extreme gastrointestinal distress when eaten, as an example of the project's success. The tissue samples grown in the bioreactor are being used to design therapeutic drugs or antibodies, or alternatively for designing a strain of the organism from which a vaccine could be produced according to Pellis, who also acknowledges that NASA technology has made possible the propagation of the HIV virus in human lymphoid tissue. This information was obtained at the NASA Human Spaceflight website, in the International Space Station: Science section.
In Biotechnology, there is a tendency to focus almost exclusively on the biomedical applications of the science and its ability to change completely how medicine is practiced. The US space program has contributed to understanding biochemical processes that effect biomedical research and by sending biotech into space via the Space Shuttle to learn about protein crystal formation and tissue culture, in addition to other experiments. Dan Goldin, who was NASA administrator before Sean O'Keefe had this to say, "The 21st Century will be a time of biotech. Most people don't understand that we are entering a biological revolution. They don't see biotechnology as connected to things far beyond biology. Biotech has the potential to dramatically change electronics, computational devices via hardware and software, and multifunctional materials."
Goldin goes on to elaborate, "NASA is already working toward building systems that mimic biology and are based on biological processes......NASA is working hard with a major automotive firm to embed adaptable neural network chips into your cars. They will react, adapt, and optimize engine performance to your car specifically as it ages and changes.......We hope that five to ten years from now, systems will carry evolvable biologically inspired systems that operate closer to how our brains function, that assimilate and process info into knowledge and intelligence. No longer will systems be pure data and processors. These new systems will process, think, react, and adapt......The future advancements in computational systems that we need can only be achieved with hybrid systems that mimic biological processes and that combine new concepts based not only on silicon and inanimate materials, but also on biochemical materials--DNA--and protein based. A DNA-based hybrid system could be faster and a billion times more energy-efficient than a silicon-based system......We want to put colonies of robots on planets and have them thrive, not merely survive, to be as mobile as four-legged animals, to manipulate objects with the dexterity of a human hand, explore and have attributes, express emotion, have the ability to select and remove leaders to perform tasks."
Most of the NASA experiments that were conducted on Columbia STS-107, or the 107th flight of the Space Shuttle (Space Transportation System), are sponsored by the Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) covering physics, chemistry and biology including a wide range of living organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and rats. After listening to NASA's comments on the Coumbia disaster and news coverage, it became quite clear they were avoiding and ignoring more serious possiblities, while acting baffled about what could have caused it and using tiles as a diversion. Dittemore says that no possibilities are ruled out and yet there hasn't been any discussions that I know of, about the mysterious purple streak/electrical bolt shown striking the space shuttle 7 minutes before it disintegrated. These digital images were taken by an amateur astronomer from a San Francisco hillside, as sensors on the doomed orbiter began showing the first indication of trouble. NASA was there by dinnertime to get the camera. This story by Sabin Russell, was in the San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 5th. The two recent, important, and rather lengthy NASA news conferences can be read or viewed by video stream at www.ksc.nasa.gov/columbia/hq0205brief.htm and www.ksc.nasa.gov/columbia/jsc0205brief.htm. The first one is the STS-107 Columbia Accident Update at NASA Headquarters and the other is STS-107 Accident Response Briefing at the Johnson Space Center. Is it my imagination or are they trying to hide something?
Karl Grossman (author, narrator, and professor of journalism) and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space are exposing and regularly unmasking the true goals of NASA. The new space nuclear power scheme called Project Prometheus, is a broadening of the NASA Nuclear Systems Initiative described by NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, as "a new element" in NASA's "space science program". 'Nukes-In-Space in Columbia's Wake'...... www.globenet.free-online.co.uk/articles/columbiaswake.htm.
According to the article 'Scalar Strike On Columbia Ends WW3?', a scalar-burst strike on the US space shuttle Columbia has dealt a debilitating preemptive blow to American plans for a Middle-East takeover. On Feb. 1st, 2003, a scalar Tesla Howitzer weapon aimed at downing the US space shuttle was phenomenally successful and will leave red faces in the Pentagon. Despite the media spin of an unfortunate accident, the nature of the crash was evident from eyewitness accounts and the sonic boom from the deployment of the weapon was so strong, "It was like a car hitting a house". The scalar boom effect is caused in a way similar to a thunderstorm and the scalar weapon can generate a massive version of the same effect. The URL for this article is www.gulufuture.com/future/scalar_columbia_z.htm. The following contains a wealth of important information (six sections) about scalar weapons, energetics, etc: http://220.127.116.11/pub/bearden/scalar_wars.htm#weaponization.
Having withheld personal comments and conclusions until the final paragraphs of this article, I am now going to vent and rant a bit. There are many people who think all these so-called advancements are so wonderful, especially since many people benefit by a high-paid profession in new biotechnologies and its various components. Not belonging to this category of people, no-one will ever convince me that anything the power structure does, is for the benefit of the people. Their aims are selfish and suspicious to say the least. While 'leaders' and 'innovators' are busy spending all our money and discovering the secrets of the universe that GOD made, they are setting themselves up as gods and expecting us to bow down to them. Welcome to the Beast World System. The very ones who want to dramatically reduce the population of the earth, bombard us from all angles with harmful electromagnetic waves, etc., etc., etc. and the ones who slaughter the unborn, harvest body parts, and want to make it difficult to obtain healthful products that GOD provided for our health......are the same ones who say their research goals are what is best for the good of humanity. Give me a break! It doesn't take a genius to figure out there are ulterior motives behind everything. They are creating horrible diseases and biological/chemical agents to use against us, not to help us live longer.
Considering the 'Hippocratic Oath' has become practically obsolete and many doctors as well as those in the medical field ascribe to the "Anti-Hippocratic' philosophy, it is doubtful they can be trusted to do what is right, especially with such little oversight and the growing trend toward no accountability for malpractice. According to a 1999 report from the Institute of National Academies, 'To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System', medical errors kill 44,000 to 98,000 people each year -- more than automoblie accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. Oh really? And we are supposed to trust them as the experts who care so much about us? I don't think so, especially since someone very close to me died unnecessarily at 44 years old because of hospital staff negligence. It was a wrongful death on account of many factors that I am not at liberty to discuss, but suffice it to say the deck is stacked against justice being done.
"The Island of Dr. Moreau" mentality is an abomination in the sight of God. How far will all this research be allowed to go and when will it stop? This Frankensteinish approach to medicine is from hell and based on LIES. The ones in powerful positions and top-notch careers all scratch each other's backs and pad each other's pockets, while humanity barely survives and colonies of robots with human attributes thrive.
Although there is a lot of really good information available, I would like to leave you with a couple of recommendations. "The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination Is Not Immunization" and "Conventional Medicine Vs. Holistic: A World of Difference" by Tim O'Shea, www.thedoctorwithin.com/index_fr.html, and "The Poisoned Needle: Suppressed Facts About Vaccinations" and "The Hidden Dangers in Polio Vaccine" by Eleanor McBean that can be read online at www.whale.to/a/mcbean6.html. Talk about hazards to your health! The biomedical and biotechnology fields are definitely hazardous to our health with mad scientists, unscrupulous doctors, and worthless politicians masquerading as the saviours of mankind.
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|Project Bioshield, Biotechnology, and STS-107
By Mary Louise
The White House Office of the Press Secretary fact sheet on Project Bioshield released Feb.3, 2003, outlines the details of a new government initiative to accelerate the development of drugs and vaccines in the event of an attack. In his State of the Union Address, Bush announced Project Bioshield as a comprehensive effort to develop and make available modern, effective drugs and vaccines to 'protect' against biological and chemical weapons or other dangerous pathogens. Project Bioshield will ensure that resources are available to pay for "next-generation" medical