Insanity

No need for self control, microbes designed to curb fat gain

Vanderbilt University has created genetically modified bacteria that reduced fat gain in mice.

No need for self-control, discipline or even taxing unhealthy food like cigarettes. The complicity of government via subsidy and regulatory failure is majorly responsible for the sad state of obesity in America. I can imagine this being problematic for essential fats and interfering with the human body in other troubling ways. Money for this research could have been spent on feeding hungry people in my humble opinion.

How the US became Murder Inc.

Drones have become a predisposed style of warfare today for the US military despite their clear shortfalls. An article by Paul Craig Roberts summarizes the book "Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins," by Alexander Cockburn.

Drones lead to indiscriminate murder of innocent civilians and even our own troops. Roberts defines the military strategy as more of assassination than combat.

The book contains failed reconnaissance provided by a drone in Afghanistan leading to waves of Navy Seals and Army Rangers taking fire despite a drone reporting no enemy presence. Older troop support spy planes have been phased out and when used outperform expensive drones, "The Air Force admitted that the 50-year old U-2 could fly higher and in bad weather and take better pictures." Lucrative military contracts and decreased personnel danger promotes the perpetuation of this failed strategy of drones. Pentagon data reveal a 75% mission failure rate, nonetheless the Air Force is forced to buy them.

Another twisted strategy is the use of assassination to attempt drawing high value target leadership to funerals which are then targeted assuming success of eliminating valued targets. The book opens with a group of innocent people willfully defined as enemy troops en route to attack US personnel, as revealed by drone operators conversation, thus they were blown to pieces. As far back as Vietnam an indigenous tribe was relentless bombed since motion sensors were placed in their territory.

Such a twisted strategy sounds effective only to breed hatred towards the US.  Which is great if you want to promote business demand. Like how a dentist invented cotton candy. Roberts sums it up by saying: "What the US military has done in Afghanistan and Iraq is to create far more enemies than it has killed. Every time high-tech killing murders a village gathering, a wedding or funeral, or villagers on the way to the capital, which is often, the US creates hundreds more enemies. This is why after 14 years of killing in Afghanistan, the Taliban now control most of the country. This is why Islamist warriors have carved a new country out of Syria and Iraq despite eight years of American sacrifice in Iraq estimated by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes to have cost Americans a minimum of $3 trillion. The total failure of the American way of war is obvious to all, but the system rolls on autonomously.

There is a great story of retired general used to fight a supposedly fixed fight with a high-tech deck stacked against him. The high-tech forces suffered a massive defeat. The battle was refought with further one-sided rules until the hi-tech forces could not lose, these details of the fixed fight were classified. Reminds me of the movie Pentagon Wars, based on a true story, where the failure that is the Bradley Tank became an overbudget joke in itself with a slew of insane and contradictory add-ons, originally being a light armored personnel carrier. The fixed testing was a fraud to make it  "success on paper". 

Geo-engineering "fixes" could harm billions

Chemtrails spraying sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere and mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes. Dumping nitrogen to cause massive algal blooms in the ocean to absorb CO2. There are other Dr. Evil sounding stuff among the "fixes" for climate change like artificial trees. How could it go wrong?

The problems with the environment are vastly more expansive than CO2. In my book that Tell me some strategy for fixing the environment that works. I doubt a bunch of smart-dumb people meddling with atmospheric balance of the planet is the solution. They have utterly failed to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide, and created a molecular version of modern day Catholic Church indulgences. How about preparing for sea rise as an inevitable reality beyond our control of the planet. Not to mention that the sun drives the warming of our planet at a fundamental level goes through cycles we will likely never fully understand?

Trying to "solve" a problem without addressing the causes would likely kill most patients in the medical field. Not preventing the illness ensures plenty of patients to patiently be bilked for money until their deaths. How about the conspiracy against cannabis hemp to ensure a market for deforesting the planet!? That was an agenda furthered by racist propaganda demonizing Mexicans and Blacks for the benefits of bankers, industrialist, propagandists and the police state at post-prohibition strength. See the documentary Grass to learn more on this conspiracy fact. Until we face more fundamental issues on the climate of our planet it is easy to point at morons living in historic floodplains and proclaim Armageddon is coming. With all the heavy metals and other disease causing chemikills humanity could be too retarded to care about anything soon. Autism is at 1 in 68 today from 1 in 150 in 2000. Of course claims have been made that they are better at detecting autism so does that imply 1 in 68 is a normal rate of autism?

After the epic failure that is the wars on terror, drugs, poverty and so forth, I am wary of generalizing any quick fix that involves global systems. How is that globalization house of cards doing? We could more sanely spend some money on desalination plants and permaculture. There is a slew of legit causes to fund. But nobody is terrorizing the masses into using common sense. Common sense is not profitable for the people who enslave the globe with media, governments, corporations and the military being middlemen for reality, control, basic human needs and security.

[BBC] Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

1 in 3 people on file with FBI and police arrest somebody every two seconds!

Land of the free or home of the slave. The latter more so if you are into doublespeak with proof that FBI crime stats show an average of an arrest every two seconds and also the US has 5% of the world 's population and a quarter of the prisoners!

The link below sources an epic Wall Street Journal article "For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline" on school students being arrested for trivial and nonsensical "crimes": "children in schools systems across the U.S. are being arrested or turned over to police custody for doing things that children have always done since the beginning of time. Things such as wearing too much perfume, sharing a classmates’ chicken nuggets, throwing an eraser or chewing gum."

The author of the article below points out how the corporate elite are exempt from this type of Zero-Tolerance bullshit. Also relevant is how lives are ruined by the Injustice System, "of Chicago public schools by a University of Texas and a Harvard researcher found the high-school graduation rate for children with arrest records was 26%, compared with 64% for those without".

Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File with the FBI in the U.S. Police State