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via The most perilous time in world history got worse

The Most Perilous Time In World History Just Got WORSE! Posted By Luther Blissett: By Stephen Lendman: Intrepid Report 03/19/18: Or:

Events ongoing should terrify everyone—things likely heading for greater war than already.

Most Americans, Brits, and others in NATO countries are unaware of the danger posed by hardline Western extremists in charge of policy-making—notably in Washington, London and Israel, the Jewish state an alliance Mediterranean Dialogue member.

Businessman Trump was co-opted to be a warrior president—neocon generals in charge of geopolitical policies, their agenda hardened by Mike Pompeo replacing Rex Tillerson at State, along with torturer-in-chief Gina Haspel appointed new CIA director.

An unholy alliance of US extremist policymakers allied with like-minded ones in partner countries risks war winds reaching gale force, a terrifying prospect if confrontation with Russia, Iran or North Korea occurs—the possibility increased by recent events.

Earlier this week, US Defense Secretary Mattis and UN envoy Haley threatened Russia and Damascus.

Russia vowed to retaliate against US attacks on Syrian forces in East Ghouta or elsewhere endangering its personnel in the country.

Anti-Russia hysteria in Britain over the Sergey Skripal poisoning affair, most certainly Moscow had nothing to do with, soured bilateral relations more than already.

In response to British PM Theresa May demanding swift Russian answers to questions posed about the incident, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman (speaking for her government) replied sharply saying, “One does not give 24 hours notice to a nuclear power,” adding the “Skripal poisoning was not an incident but a colossal international provocation,” adding not a “single international legal mechanism [exists] to probe the Skripal case.”

Russia’s embassy in London said “Moscow will not respond to London’s ultimatum until it receives samples of the chemical substance to which the UK investigators are referring.”

“Britain must comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention which stipulates joint investigation into the incident, for which Moscow is ready.”

“Without that, there can be no sense in any statements from London. The incident appears to be yet another crooked attempt by the UK authorities to discredit Russia.”

“Any threat to take ‘punitive’ measures against Russia will meet with a response. The British side should be aware of that.”

“Not only is Russia groundlessly and provocatively accused of the Salisbury incident, but apparently, plans are being developed in the UK to strike Russia with cyber weapons.”

“Judging by the statements of the prime minister, such a decision can be taken at tomorrow’s meeting of the National Security Council.”

Given the gravity of the situation, the above comments by Russian diplomats were uncharacteristically strong.

Sergey Lavrov warned Washington that “[i]f a new [US] strike . . . takes place [against Syrian forces], the consequences will be very serious,” adding, “I simply don’t have any normal terms left to describe all this.”

What’s coming remains to be seen. Hostile rhetoric from US and UK officials, along with hawkish extremists Pompeo in charge at State and Haspel appointed new CIA chief likely signal more war, not less.

What’s ongoing assures no possibility of improving dismal bilateral relations with Russia, China, Iran and other sovereign independent countries.

Talks with North Korea could either be scuttled or confrontational if they take place.

Given very disturbing ongoing events, the perilous state of world conditions reached a new low.

Be scared about what may follow—be very scared!


via Annihilation: Alex Garland’s Bad Trip Through Dis-ease and Over-Reproduction

Annihilation: Alex Garland’s Bad Trip Through Dis-ease and Over-Reproduction Post By Luther Blissett Written By Kim Nicolini: CounterPunch 03/08/18: By Rex/Ric:

If you go see Alex Garland’s Annihilation (2018)-and I highly recommend you see this film in an actual movie theater with a big screen and big sound–you are in for a trip.

Not a road trip.

Not a good trip.

But a bad trip.

You may ask why I am urging you to see a film that will pull the ground out from under you, defy delivering a tidy narrative, refuse to answer your questions, and leave you in a state of discombobulated horror as if you just experienced a 115 minute very bad trip.

There are a lot of reasons to join Garland’s journey into a shaky world where reproduction leads to destruction and where the further you go into the film the further you will find yourself separated from any known reality (just as the further the main characters delve into the ominous and alien Shimmer, the further they come unglued).

At one point in the film, female scientist Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) questions whether all the women who reside at the film’s center have lost their minds.

After watching the film, you may very well ask yourself the same thing.

But that is the power of the film.

By provoking the audience to lose their minds, toss all rational thought to the wind, and deconstruct the most primal notions of stability, this sci-fi horror film unveils the fears that seep through collective humanity like a terminal illness and show the unnatural and terrifying impact of human intervention with the natural world.

The movie is built on the basic sci-fi premise of a team of scientists sent on an expedition to explore an alien anomaly-in this case, the Shimmer.

This mysterious form sprouted from an occurrence at a lighthouse and is rapidly devouring a national park and its surroundings, and it is hell bent on eating up all humankind and the earth it occupies (emphasis on the term occupation).

Annihilation is astoundingly beautiful while also being exceptionally terrifying.

It will take you into an alluring yet unnerving world that reflects our own world through myriad lenses.

The Shimmer takes the very substance of all life-DNA- and refracts it into a kaleidoscopic array of mutant variations.

Most of them are terrifying, even when they are beautiful, and the realm of this film is one of absolute instability.

Like the characters in the film, we presently occupy an environment of fear, where every day we are confronted with new terrors and new monsters bombarding the airwaves and the internet, a world which is being ripped from the core, where they natural landscape is threatened to be mutated by monster drills, where borders are pushed at us as if they are threats, and where females are both the source of growing power and the source of tremendous social anxiety.

These and so many other things are delivered in Garland’s surreal portrait of four women on a scientific expedition into the unknown realm of the Shimmer which is rapidly consuming the southern gulf coast and mutating or killing everyone who enters it.

The film is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel, and your first question may be how well Garland has adapted the book for screen.

Well, the book is the first thing he annihilates, so don’t attempt to compare.

The material of the book inspired the film, but Garland acts not unlike the Shimmer.

He has refracted the DNA of the book into its own species, something that none of us has ever seen before. In the film, the central Scientist Lena (Natalie Portman) discovers that all mutated plant species within the Shimmer are connected to one shared root system.

VanderMeer’s book is like the movie’s root system from which Garland has conceived his own lusciously nightmarish film species, growing a whole forest of ideas and visions that multiply in glorious weirdness.

Garland outwardly states that he engages in an anarchistic approach to filmmaking.

He resists leadership and debunks the idea of the auteur and refuses to be one (though both films he directed – Ex Machina (2014) and Annihilation bear striking similarities in aesthetics, production, and themes).

An Alex Garland film is firmly and concretely an Alex Garland film.

There is no way to mistake Garland’s use of glass and reflections (sliding doors as eerie otherworldly portals/prisons) or his cinematic obsession with reproduction (girl-bots and genetic engineering) for the films of anyone else.

I commend Garland for his cooperative approach to filmmaking and for stepping back and letting people do what they are good at, trusting the experts he employs to do their job and refusing to interfere with their work.

For example, when he partnered with Director of Photography Rob Hardy (also DP in Ex Machina), Garland didn’t dictate what lens or camera to use.

He respects his DP as a collaborative artist within a team of collaborative artists, and he trusts that together they will produce uniquely beautiful and unsettling films.

Likewise, Garland gives free reign to his actors to improvise, reinvent characters, and add their own unique dimensionality.

His anarchistic approach to filmmaking shines through every surface of his films, and the surfaces in Annihilation indeed are magically shiny, slick with water, glistening with reflections, and refracted through glowing prisms.

Perhaps, Garland’s filmmaking anarchy also leads the audience to the sense that we are entering a world that never existed before because it only exists as a result of a distinct collaborative artistic process.

It is a movie that can only result from a very specific mutation of elements.

Just as the film relies on the image of cellular reproduction to create unique species that did not preexist, the cellular interaction of human creative DNA in Garland’s films creates a new species of movie, and for many, that is unsettling.

People are comfortable with what is familiar, and Annihilation is not like anything we have seen before, though we may recognize elements of its underlying DNA.

The initial reference to the lighthouse as the locus for obliterating norms and a destination for the film’s team of women to reach echoes Virginia Woolfe’s desperate plea for female autonomy, creative freedom, and liberation in her 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.

The four female protagonists are headed to the source of the reproductive anomaly (representing a breach in the traditional female role as birther and caregiver), and they are mirroring an early work of feminist fiction through the lens of sci-fi horror (because reproduction and all its ramifications both intrigue and terrify men who want to understand and control something they can’t entirely understand and control).

To reach the lighthouse, the women have to trek through Area X, a former national park which has now become a mutated kill zone that bears an eerie resemblance to the infamous Zone in Andrei Tarkovsky’s cinematic masterpiece Stalker (Сталкер, 1979).

As in the Zone, Area X jumbles time, seems to be plagued with the aftermath of an environmental catastrophe, seeps water from every surface, glows with a haze of timeless loss, and destabilizes all sense of location (compasses fail), communication (technology signals drop), and unravels logic and reason.

It also evokes the sense of some kind of radioactive disaster.

To follow through on the film’s exploration of cancer as an act of self-destruction, radiation can cure (cancer) or kill (bombs).

Finally, staying rooted in 1979, the film’s hazy dream/nighmarescape recalls the directorial style of Ridley Scott, and the Shimmer’s central root system – a seething undulating network of organs that combined look like a horrifically alien birth canal-harken back to H.R. Geiger renditions of a monster-breeding alien reproduction system in Scott’s Alien (1979).

In other words, though Annihilation is its own cinematic species, it possesses the DNA of its cinematic and literary ancestors, which gives the audience a thread of familiarity even as we are being thrown into a psychedelic whirlwind of confusion and terror.

Both Annihilation and Ex Machina have very solid aesthetic and thematic grounding-the conjoining of the organic and the artificial which creates another dimension of being.

Both films obsessively dissect, interrogate, and reconstruct ideas of reproduction and the murky, often shifting, line between reproduction and self-destruction.

Ex Machina explores the traditional horror film approach to reproduction by showing what happens when men try to take on the female role of reproducing through technological and/or scientific intervention.

In this film, not only is the man the one reproducing, but he reproduces women as objects of male consumption-porno objects who can cook dinner, suck your dick, and kick up some dust on the dance floor.

But in the end, man can’t outdo woman as the great reproducer.

The girl-bots win, playing on man’s weak spots-all-consuming lust and ego-the man cancer that causes him to eat himself in an act of selfish self-destruction.

The robo-girls beat both their inventor, who thinks his brains can buy him a pussy (on all fronts), and the nerdy tech geek who likes to believe he’s above fetishizing women when actually his attraction to a girl is ruled more by his hard-on than intellectual intrigue.

The only one either of these men is kidding is themselves.

And they lose, and . . . they kind of get off on it, which flips us back into that loop that never seems to close.

Annihilation, on the other hand, puts women front and center.

Female bodies invade a male genre-a troop of scientists and/or military guys sent on a mission to learn the secrets of and destroy a mysterious alien force-the Shimmer.

We are not accustomed to seeing women in these roles, so the film annihilates traditional male-dominated sci-fi horror narratives.

With another nod to Alien and a tribute to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, these women righteously bear automatic weapons to fend off the alien forces that threaten them.

Remember how adept Ripley was at wielding a blow torch?

In one scene Portman’s Lena obliterates a gigantic mutated crocodile without batting an eye.

She literally never blinks!

Unlike its predecessor Ex Machina which is fixated on male-reproduction of female bodies, Annihilation focuses on a group of women who have somehow failed to reproduce.

The central character Lena has destroyed her marriage and therefore snuffed her possible future as a mother. Anya (Gina Rodriguez) has infiltrated her body with drugs and booze instead of babies.

Radek (Tessa Thompson) has actually “felt” life through self-destruction (cutting herself to the extent that her arms are mapped with scars) rather than giving life through reproduction.

Finally, Ventress has no connections to anyone, projects as if she is an ether trace of a rapidly vanishing body.

Ventress is, it turns out, dying of cancer-the film’s stand-in metaphor for toxic reproduction, since cancer is the reproduction of cells to the point of biological annihilation.

The film opens with a close-up of cells multiplying under a microscope.

We learn very quickly that they are cancerous cells from a female cervix-the gateway (or gatekeeper) to reproduction.

From the film’s onset, reproduction is under attack (being annihilated).

As we enter deeper into the Shimmer with the four women, we learn that cellular reproduction can be both beautiful and toxic.

As Dr. Ventress states: “It is the source of all life, and of all death.”

Therein lies the great conundrum, and the underlying horror of the movie (because this is a Sci-Fi horror film). By vividly exploring multiple angles of Reproduction Gone Wrong-from the Shimmer’s mutated plants and creatures to lethal cancer-Annihilation taps into some of the most prevalent collective social fears.

Over-population (one of the greatest threats to the planet) is shown as both beautiful (“Look at all those gorgeous and strange flowers!”) and as claustrophobic and strangulating (“Look how that mutated corpse is sprouting from a tapestry of flowers!”).

Fear of scientific intervention in human creation and the potential horrors of genetic engineering confront us full-body through abominable mutated creatures, some of which literally open their mouths and swallow us.

A rampaging bear howls with the voice of a dead woman.

A female scientist sprouts stems and leaves and morphs into a cross-species plant.

At its core, the film confronts one of the biggest social fears that has been planted so deeply in the collective unconscious that many people are unaware of it.

Even at this point in the 21st century when you would think people would “know better,” the large majority of the population-both male and female rely on the traditional role of women as mother caregivers for a sense of stability.

This film destabilizes patriarchal order by refusing to put its lead female characters in maternal roles and instead putting them in the traditional male shoes of scientists, and in Lena’s case-Scientist Soldier.

Unlike the women’s bodies, the land in the Shimmer has no problem reproducing.

It reproduces itself crazy.

It reproduces itself to annihilation, one of the great conundrums of the film-that reproduction (as in cancer) leads to complete destruction.

Still, the women push through the Shimmer as it refracts all DNA, reproducing mutant and sometimes terrifying life forms.

Climbing through overgrown plants, encountering hybrid animals, and camping out in abandoned houses and military encampments, the women make their way through an iridescent beautifully toxic world.

Shimmering wet rainbows resemble the iridescence of a biologically disastrous oil spill.

Though terrified and with the very ground of their minds unraveling, the women keep pushing, even as their numbers dwindle, and they confront such images as a live autopsy and its resulting mutation; a psychotic rampaging monster bear; tree-humans/human-trees; alligator-shark hybrids; and myriad other grotesque surprises.

In the end, however, the most terrifying image is the one of reproduction and destruction when Lena confronts herself and births her mutated, alien replicant via a seething, pulsing psychedelic vagina.

At once curiously alluring and beautifully horrific, the magnum opus of the film occurs in a scene that defies description but must be experienced on the big screen as the vagina swirls in fleshy prismatic colors, its form both bulging and opening.

In the climatic act of self-reproduction and destruction, the screen/vagina opens into a bottomless black birth canal and swallows the audience.

There are fewer things more terrifying than a psychedelic vagina the size of a theater screen opening its black hole to swallow you alive while giving birth to your mutated duplicate self.

One of the many reasons this film is so unsettling and delivers such an overwhelming sense of dread is that it refuses to offer any middle ground.

Everything is turned on its head.

Actions and environments are extreme.

Women bear arms instead of children. Interior landscapes are eerily sterile, filled with plastic zippered rooms, stainless steel furniture, and windows reflecting windows reflecting more windows.

Not one organic thing lives in the lab, except the women (and one dying man and a few men in hazmat suits). Outside, the landscape is abominably fertile.

Creatures are like beautifully terrifying genetic experiments.

The land is so pregnant, you could practically barf looking at it.

It is both bulging with life and seething with decay.

Seemingly lovely flowers evoke feminist fiber art run amok.

Humans and nature blend not into a vision of utopian bliss, but into an unnerving psychedelic bad trip.

While reproduction is supposed to be the act of life, in this world it is a death sentence where living things reproduce themselves to annihilation, echoing the metaphor of cancer-a disease in which the body actually consumes itself with its own cellular reproduction.

The film itself is an act of reproduction, reproducing itself in movie theaters while audiences succumb to, absorb, and are mutated by its toxic beauty.

This is the kind of movie you don’t easily forget. It will infiltrate your dreams.

Next time you take a hike through a densely wooded forest, you may think twice before exploring that abandoned cabin.

The mismatch between humans and nature and its potential for disastrous consequences leads to some excellent moments of sci-fi horror (you will be terrified) while also questioning the nightmarish impact and consequences of human exploitation of the environment/natural world.

Let’s close those national parks and drill!

But remember, if you keep on drilling, you may give birth to a monster.

Throughout the film, music is critical to the movie’s unsettling hallucinatory delivery.

With a soundtrack composed by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and long-time composer Ben Salisbury, the music is as large and imposing of a character as the mutant bear.

Alternating between soft acoustic guitar from another era, full orchestral strings, assaultive horns and bombastically creepy synths, the music doesn’t tell us how to feel, it immerses us in feeling.

Complementing the film with orchestral moans and sonic decay, the music tips the scales of this movie toward outright Very Bad Trip.

But it’s an entertaining trip!

Annihilation may be the most mind-boggling movie of the century.

As it builds and breeds and breathes and opens its mouth and swallows us whole, the movie oozes questions and refuses answers.

Told from the single POV of the unreliable narrator Lena, we don’t know what to believe and not believe, what is happening, what is a demented hallucination, what is past, present, or future.

In one scene, Anya screams over and over: “Lena is a liar! Lena is a liar!”

And maybe she is.

We never know.

Since the story is strictly told from Lena’s perspective, we don’t know if she is lying to us.

When asked to recount what happened in the Shimmer, her most common reply is: “I don’t know.”

She doesn’t know, and neither do we, just like in the world outside the Shimmer where we are bombarded with “fake news,” false alarms, and paranoid manufactured distractions to prevent us from getting to answers.

At this point, you may be asking, “But what about Oscar Isaak and his character Kane?”

He exists in ghost form, in memory, propped up by life support, leaking blood from mutated organs, or as a reconstituted alien being.

In other words, he has been stripped of solidity.

The central conjoining entities in the film are Lena and Kane, but Lena destroyed their marriage in an act of self-destruction.

Lena, who introduces the cancer cells in the beginning of the film, is a cancer herself, and oddly the lone survivor, perhaps because she is the mutant cell that consumes everything in an act of self-destruction that ironically keeps her alive. I know-what a lot of confusing hogwash.

But the world is confusing hogwash!

We live in a time of questions not answers, a time of abstract fear that permeates everything and saturates our very souls with instability.

The earth is dying; the System is lying; our hearts and land are crying; and there are no fucking answers.

Launching a cast of women in traditional male roles and playing on the trope of cancer as the ultimate method of lethal reproduction, Annihilation blows a hole through just about everything known and turns it in an unknown.

It annihilates preconceptions about conception; rational thought; traditional gender roles; cinematic genre; social expectations; definitions of species; fundamental biology, earth science; the possibility of future; application of human thought to unanswerable questions; and the idea of self itself.

And the annihilation is both beautiful and horrific.

The movie screen seems to actually breathe with mutated life as it sucks us into its tantalizing bad trip.

And I loved every minute of it.

Personally, I’d rather be on a bad trip that explores socio-political fears and anxiety through a hallucinatory cinematic lens rather than succumb to the excessively toxic reproduction and biased distortion of an unreal reality.

Netflix Presents ‘Nightworld’ – A Movie That Has A Greater Potential To Evolve Into:
Trailer Video:
By Ric/Rex 02/24/18

The Basics [IMDb Plot Summary]:

“When former LAPD officer Brett Anderson takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, he soon begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events.

Once he begins to delve deeper into the building’s sinister history and investigate its shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers a malevolent force nestled deep in the bowels of the building that will do anything to be set free into our world.”

My Comments:

I only gave this four stars-not because there was necessarily anything wrong with the movie-as is, but because it fell a bit short of its true potential.

The movie does have some Lovecraftian suggestions in it, but to my thinking-not enough.

While the suggestion of something from “before the age of man” is verbalized, nothing ever visually materializes, aside from the very Cthulhu-like image on the double door in the basement.

I’d like to see Netflix do a redux of this as a pilot for a very Lovecraft-based series.

While movies have been made-that have been loosely…VERY loosely, in most cases based on his stories, most have been either done with little skill in either the special effects needed to bring his “Elder Gods” to life, poor screenplay, bad acting, or any combination thereof.

That there is an ancient “Order”[?] guarding SEVEN gates-each with a “guardian” sets the premise.

There are at least seven “Elder Gods” to draw upon.

Then there are the “Guardians”…who are they-HOW are they selected, who IS the “Order”, what is its foundation, age, and authority-how does it survive, and who gets recruited to do WHAT jobs?

Plenty of “GRIST” for this story mill.

Get Steven King to help with the blending of the occult Lovecraft Mythos, the Sci-Fi aspects, as well as the potential “Clive Barker” aspects, and you have the “Nightworld” Series that could run for several “Seasons” and be a winner of both Emmy and Saturn Awards.

Guest writers from both the horror/occult and sci-fi genres familiar with the elements could give it the “Celebrity Status” that would make it a marketing dream-perhaps even garnering entry into mainstream broadcast/cable TV-a reversal the Board of Directors at Netflix would have to appreciate the irony of.

This movie does stand alone, but the suggestions proffered would make it a whole lot better.

By R Andrew Ohge aka Rex Dexter

Oxitech Is Paying For It-GM Mosquito Trials To Proceed In Florida:

Published on Mar 28, 2015

Mosquito Control despite strong oppositions from Key Haven is thinking of going forward with the release of GM mosquitoes.

Mosquito Control is expected to finalize a contract with British-based Oxitec at its April 21 meeting to release genetically modified mosquitoes at a test site in Key Haven, just outside of Key West.

The Mosquito Control Board finalized 90 percent of the contract last month.

The final 10 percent is related to trial protocol, chemicals and equipment related to the project.

Oxitec has created a genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquito that it says controls populations.

Sterile males are released into the wild and, since females generally mate only once, they wouldn’t produce offspring from the modified males.

There has been no reports of Dengue for a few years now.

Why is Mosquito Control Board so hell bent on releasing these?

Even though the residents heavily opposed this, as the video below showed, the FDA, as expected, allowed the project to move forward.

It’s Important To Note Florida Residents Did NOT Want This Trial To Be Conducted & Petitioned The FDA To Stop It:

Keys residents who oppose Mosquito Control’s release of genetically modified mosquitoes have filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration demanding further study before any release is permitted.

The petition requests that the Commissioner of Food and Drugs complete a detailed environmental impact statement for the field trial of Oxitec’s genetically modified (GM) Aedes aegypti mosquito in the Florida Keys.

In addition, the document asks that the FDA establish a committee of experts and local residents to review the proposal from Oxitec and also to convene a public meeting in the Florida Keys for the public review of the company’s proposal with the appointed committee members present.

The FDA stated in its 2009 Guidance 187 that certain genetically modified animals would be under the agency’s jurisdiction.

According to Michael Welber, a member of the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition, “this trial would be the first of its kind in the United States and that makes it imperative that the FDA exercise its authority over the release,” he said.

Welber went on to comment that the FDA should “collaborate with all other relevant federal agencies to thoroughly assess the genetically engineered animals’ potential environmental and public health impacts.”

According to the Environmental Coalition there are substantial questions about whether the mosquito will have a significant effect on the human environment.

Oxitec’s own research revealed that 15 percent of its mosquito larvae can survive to adulthood when in the presence of cat food contaminated with tetracycline.

This commonly used antibiotic is also found in sewage and septic tanks, meaning that GM mosquito survival in the environment is very likely.

Residents of Marathon, where the GM mosquitoes would be bred, are very concerned in particular about research done by GeneWatch UK indicating that insect factories such as the one that Mosquito Control proposes could spread antibiotic resistant bacteria or superbugs into the environment, a serious risk to human health.

The petition also argues that aggressive Asian tiger mosquitoes could colonize areas where GM mosquitoes have wiped out local populations, spreading chikungunya and dengue as they go.

An Oxitec Press Release [] outlined how it all would work.


Here’s the thrust of it:

Florida Keys Project

Oxitec and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) are collaborating on a field trial for the OX513A Aedes aegypti mosquito.

For more information you can view our educational flyers here:, and here:

Wild Mosquito Problem

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are a non-native species in the USA.

They are more than just a nuisance as they can spread serious diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya.

Dengue fever and chikungunya are currently not an active health threat in the Florida Keys including Key West as FKMCD has been working hard to reduce the Aedes aegypti pest.

They are looking for helpful ways to keep mosquito populations down to an acceptable level and the Oxitec technology is a new tool in the fight against mosquitoes.

Technology Benefits

If we use fewer insecticides this will allow more beneficial predators and insects to flourish.

Both the released mosquitoes and their offspring will die – they do not stay in the environment.

This approach targets only the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread disease because the Oxitec males only produce offspring with their own species.

Project Plan

Oxitec and FKMCD are working together to inform the community about the mosquito releases and to answer questions. 

If FDA agrees that releases can proceed following their review, we anticipate starting in 2015. 

Oxitec male mosquitoes would be released up to 3 times a week. 

Project results will be made available to the public.

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) is working with other agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for federal regulation of this project. 

There will be no releases until the FDA has completed an evaluation.

The FDA will issue public notification when it publishes the draft Environmental Assessment for comment on



So…I wonder why we have cases of Zika popping up in the US from a an experimental species that was supposed to ‘breed itself to death’?

More things that “make you go Hmmmmm…”

NOTE: All This Went On Between 2013 and 2015. THIS Story Just Popped Up Today:

UK Company Creates Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes to Help in Fight Against Zika

JANUARY 30, 2016

IN THE space of a few weeks, health authorities around the world have mobilised to fight what could possibly be the biggest global health threat since the emergence of Ebola.

While the Zika virus does not directly kill, the links brain deformities in newborn babies has led US President Barack Obama to call for urgent action, and the leaders of several South American countries to warn women against falling pregnant until a solution is found.

The Australian Olympic Committee has also advised pregnant team members to reconsider going to this year’s Rio Games because of the potential risk, and our own government has issued travel warnings for the regions where the virus is found.

While experts are already working on developing a vaccine it could be years before it is ready.
However there might be another solution, one that is a little left of field — mutant mosquitoes.
A UK company set up by scientists from Oxford University have developed a genetically-modified mosquito whose offspring die.

Oxitec has genetically engineered a line of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya as well as Zika.

The male mosquitoes are altered to require a dietary supplement that can’t be found in nature and subsequently die. 

When they mate with a female it passes on this defective gene.

Trials on the Aedes mosquito have already been carried out in Brazil as part of a program to combat dengue fever which have proved successful.

In Eldorado, Sao Paulo, where the GM mosquitoes were released, the number of dengue cases dropped from 133 to just one in a year, Spectator reported.


Whether these mutant mosquitoes will be used in the fight against this new threat remains to be seen.

Oxitec is already awaiting the US Food and Drug Administration approval to conduct trials in the Florida Keys following an outbreak of dengue fever in Key West several years ago. [There Was NO Such Outbreak, As Pointed To In The Articles And Videos Above]

When news of the plan broke, critics labelled the insects as killer Frankenstein mosquitoes, arguing tampering with nature could cause unknown side effects.


On its website, Oxitec says even if someone was bitten by a modified Aedes aegypti mosquito, no genetically modified DNA would enter the bloodstream.

“Using advanced genetics Oxitec breeds and releases ‘sterile’ males of the damage-causing species,” the site says. 

“This highly targeted form of biological control is safe to other species, causes no lasting impact on the environment and is cost-effective.

“Our studies show that the proteins we’ve introduced would not be harmful to humans: 

We have commissioned research with sophisticated computer programs (known as bioinformatics research), to see if the new proteins have any similarities to known allergens or toxins which could be harmful.

“We found no similarity to any substance which could present a risk of allergy or toxicity, so we’re confident that the new proteins would not be harmful to people.”


For years the Zika virus was considered relatively harmless, only causing flu-like symptoms in sufferers.

But a recent spate of babies being born with microcephaly in Brazil in areas where the virus has recently appeared has sparked fears that unless this problem is defeated, affected countries could be left with a major health crisis for years to come.

Microcephaly causes the underdevelopment of the brain in unborn babies. Once a foetus develops the condition it cannot be reversed.

Those born with it will suffer a lifetime of developmental difficulties, some will even die.

While experts have yet to confirm if the Zika virus does directly cause microcephaly, the cluster of more than 3800 babies being born with it in Brazil since October was enough for authorities to take notice.

Around 160 were born with microcephaly the year before.

Just this week, the World Health Organisation said it believes the Zika virus will spread throughout the Americas prompting a response from the White House “to accelerate research efforts to make available better diagnostic tests, to develop vaccines and therapeutics”.

So far, the Zika virus has been found in 22 other countries in recent months.

There have also been reported cases in Australia but it is believed the last case was in 2014, Fairfax reported.


President Obama was understood to have been briefed on the potential spread of the virus by senior officials on Tuesday, with one recent study suggesting that the virus could affect areas where 60 per cent of the US population lives, the BBC reported.

Professor Scott Weaver, director of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, told the BBC people should be frightened by the virus.

“It’s certainly a very significant risk,” he said, “and if infection of the foetus does occur and microcephaly develops we have no ability to alter the outcome of that very bad disease which is sometimes fatal or leaves children mentally incapacitated for the remainder of their life”.


Scientists in the US are working with authorities in Brazil to develop a vaccine that will cure and protect against the virus.*

And while they believe it could be ready within two years, it could take up to a decade before it can be widely distributed because of the lengthy approval process it needs to go through in the US.

The Brazilian government has also been frantically spraying affected regions, deploying more than 200,000 soldiers to help in the fight.

But more than 1.5 million people in the country have already been affected and there are widespread concerns it will affect even more.

This is worrying for Brazil which will not only host the Olympics this year but its annual Carnival.

This has prompted United Airlines to offer customers concerned about contracting the virus to postpone or cancel their trips to not just Brazil but any country affected by Zika.

American Airlines also began to issuing refunds to pregnant passengers holding tickets to El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guatemala.

Behind ALL Of This We Find Bill Gates-You Know-Hillary’s Good Friend And Supporter:

BIOWEAPON! Zika Virus Is Being Spread by GMO Mosquitoes Funded by Gates!

Recent Video:

Published on Jan 27, 2016


The Zika virus, which has been detected in 18 of the 26 states in Brazil, is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

A generically modified version has been developed by a British biotech company called Oxitec.

The results of a trial in Brazil published this summer involved genetically engineered mosquitoes that allegedly fight the spread of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika virus.

But scientists have warned the study had too few controls in place to ensure that the mosquitoes released into the wild did not end up spreading dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika virus.

In short, these genetically modified mosquitoes could be the cause of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil and other parts of South and Central America.

“If these mosquitoes are completely safe, then why the hush-hush?” says Gurmit Singh, chair of the Centre for Environment, Technology and Development in Malaysia, another country slated for an Oxitec field trial.

Oxford Insect Technologies, a British biotech company, has developed the insect with funds from the Bill and Gates foundation. 

It conducted the first outdoor trials with transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman in autumn 2009.

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Analysis By R Andrew Ohge aka Rex Dexter – Jan 26, 2016

Watch: – FOX TV – Produced By Chris Carter
Starring David Duchovny – Gillian Anderson – Mitch Pileggi As Skinner

When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

Ric/Rex Picks Up:
We have a Doctor-who on one hand professes to be searching for a genetic solution to childhood genetic diseases-but on the other hand may be working for DARPA [A BUNCH of REAL FUN GUYS that show up as regular players in any number of Conspiracy Blogs…]to CREATE Mutations for a variety of Top Secret applications.
The DARPA operatives pop in a couple of times to snatch files and data Scully and Mulder just dug up, allowing dialogue that even drops Snowden’s name as an example of what can happen if DARPA gets outed for anything. Interestingly, this is at a [Nominally Catholic] Church Hospital/Orphanage where Scully has spent years fixing earless children [it seems there are also much worse mutations there] AND where the DARPA Doctor works. 

Oddly, Dr Sculley and “The Founder” seem oblivious to each other, but hints abound that this all has something to do with the issues surrounding Scully and Mulder’s son, William.

Hmmmm…DARPA and Genetic Engineering, while most certainly possible, we ARE missing the obvious connection with the money and huge labs-the Biotech Industry: Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, etc. Interestingly, recent Press Releases are suggesting GE Humanity is on the horizon:

First Genetically Modified Humans Could Exist Within Two Years

Biotech company Editas Medicine is planning to start human trials to genetically edit genes and reverse blindness.

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.

Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to ‘genetically edit’ the DNA of patients suffering from a genetic condition – in this case the blinding disorder ‘leber congenital amaurosis’.

The disorder prevents normal function of the retina; the light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye. It appears at birth or in the first months of life and eventually sufferers can go completely blind.


If you wish to immerse yourself in this topic at a scholarly level, Google can get you started here:

GE Insects are already among us[and who knows to what end]as this recent posting of mine details:

Quick Alert On Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes – Posted Jan 19, 2016, which closes by saying: 

Needless to say, without extensive lab testing, there is no way to tell what these GE mosquitoes are actually harboring, in addition to what researchers claim. 

That’s a major red flag.

And finally, wherever these GE mosquitoes have been introduced, or are about to be introduced, the human populations have not been consulted for their permission.

It’s all being done by government and corporate edict.

It’s human experimentation on a grand scale.

Also, Pigs are being Genetically Modified/Engineered:

Genetically Modified Pigs for Medicine and Agriculture:

China Is Genetically Engineering Mini Pigs To Sell As Pets:


BGI, a genomics institute located in Shenzhen, announced in late September that it is genetically engineering miniature pigs to sell as pets for $1,600 each.

The institute creates the micropigs by using a gene-editing technique that alters the genomes of a Bama — an already small breed of pig — to make it even smaller. BGI uses TALENs (an enzyme) to disable one of two copies of the growth hormone receptor gene in a Bama’s fetal cells. 


BGI then clones pigs from the fetus…

“Obviously, this has to be regulated,” Yusuff Abdu, a researcher at New York University’s School of Medicine, told 

“You can’t let lab-engineered animals out into the public. 

There is a high chance they could get into the wild and offset an ecosystem if they happen to have an advantageous trait. 

Lab rats and mice are kept out of pet stores for this reason.”  

So, the X-Files Saga rolls on-and IF “The Truth Is STILL Out There”…

It just might be stranger than fiction.

David Duchovny – Gillian Anderson – Mitch Pileggi As Skinner

Guest Star: Joel McHale As Ted O’Malley

First Of Six Planned & Produced By Chris Carter For Fox Television

Watch On Hulu:

By R Andrew Ohge aka Rex Dexter

Forget everything revealed by all the original episodes-if there’s a conspiracy that involves anything alien, it’s being used by an ever greedy ‘Military Industrial Complex’ to cull, suppress and enslave us with the complicit cooperation of the Government[s].

Knowing that Fox is overseen by Pissant Oligarch, Rupert Murdoch, I see this all going some unsurprising directions.

Since , even in this widely scattered opener, we are exposed to many of the NWO and False-Flag Freedom Exchanged For Security’ theories most of us have been posting for many of the years since the original series went off the air in 2002.

It’s important to note the Fan-base has been strengthening since then. Fox is responding with this six episode miniseries[at least only six so far].


If Sculley and Mulder via Chris Carter and staff really DO start uncovering FACTS, I don’t see the series living beyond six-if it even makes it there. 

If Murdoch wouldn’t allow the NFC Championship online when it was locally broadcast for free-over money and control issues, allowing X-Files such free reign would literally cutting off his own nose to spite his face.


Murdoch intends to use the X-Files to “immunize” the audience from much of what the Alternative Web espouses, reveals and discloses-making the “Captive Audience” familiar with the data, faces and nomenclature, but in a way that leans toward subtly derisive and denigrating in its presentation.

One can note the rise of Pro-Law Enforcement programming like the CSI Series, Blue Bloods, Quantico, Criminal Minds, etc to see this at work in a nation that experienced thousands of unjustified murders by cops and supporting the highest concentration per capita of prisoners in the world.


This will be Rupert Murdoch’s “Come-To-Jesus” moment-where he lays aside all of his Oligarch ways and leads all toward the light of a brighter better planet.

And I have a bridge in NYC for sale.

Watch the show, enjoy seeing Sculley and Mulder doing their thing again, but weigh the story lines with a grain of Organic Sea Salt.

What Is Going To Happen In September 2015? Why Are So Many People Storing Food And Supplies?

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By Michael Snyder – Aug 2nd, 2015

Have you noticed that there is a tremendous amount of Internet buzz about the month of September 2015?  

Never before have I seen so much speculation about what would happen in one particular month.  

Some people believe that we will see an economic collapse next month, others believe that there will be some sort of historic natural disaster, and others are convinced that the judgment of God is coming.  

So right now, large numbers of Americans are stocking up on emergency food and supplies like crazy.  

Personally, I have never been more concerned about any period of time as I am about the last six months of 2015. 

Several weeks ago, I expressed my belief that chaos will begin once the summer ends.  

These are the last days of “normal life” in America, and just about everything that we currently take for granted is about to be shaken.

A lot of people that I know have been storing up food and supplies like never before, but I didn’t realize how widespread this phenomenon was until I came across the following Natural News report…

As reported by (ANP), correspondents for the news site began visiting a number of survival food websites in July, with the goal of ordering some essential bulk food items that included potatoes, carrots, mangoes, peaches, powdered eggs and powdered milk, among other items.

But the more they shopped, the more they found notices on the survival food sites stating that supplies were either low or temporarily out of stock.

Only, the warnings did not say that stocks would be immediately replenished; rather, the site reported, some food items would take weeks to restock.

Upon returning to those sites a few days later, the situation had become even more dire:

Many sites weren’t even certain when stocks of some items would be replaced.

“While both Preparewise and Buy Emergency Foods EXPECT these items to be back in stock in 3 to 4 weeks, the fact that both of these websites are experiencing overwhelming demand and currently COMPLETELY out of some of the most basic food groups should tell everybody a few things,” ANP reported.

“Americans are buying up these products in HUGE numbers as more and more Americans have come to expect a reason to need these items at some point in the future.”

The mainstream media likes to mock “preppers”, but nobody is going to be mocking them when things really start falling apart in this country.

When there is a severe lack of food, ordinary people can start acting like wild animals.  

Just consider what is happening in Venezuela right now.  

In this video and this video you can watch average Venezuelans go into panic mode over just a little bit of food.

Will we eventually see similar scenes in this country?

Many Americans are also feverishly stocking up on physical gold and silver.  

In fact, sales of gold eagles are up 50 percent compared to last year…

Gold Eagle sales for the first seven months of the year, increased a staggering 50% from 296,000 oz in 2014 to 443,000 oz in 2015.

Most of the Gold Eagle buying took place in July with total sales for the month at 170,000 oz.

Thus, Gold Eagle sales in July account for nearly 40% of total sales for the year.

So why is this happening?

Why are people so freaked out?

Well, more than anything else people are pointing to the month of September.  

The following comes from a recent piece authored by Lisa Haven…

It seems a lot of people lately are having a gut feeling that something “Big” is about to unfold, but no one knows exactly what it is.

Maybe people are feeling that way because of the events that are taking place around them.

From signs in the heavens, to military stockpiling, to politically disturbing events.

There seems to be a confluence of activity both in the political and spiritual realm culminating in 2015 causing peoples alarms to go off.

Could it be that people are feeling this way because of the eerie events that are culminating in September??

Like many others, I also have a feeling that something “big” is about to happen.

A recent YouTube video that was produced by Infowars examined some of the specific reasons why so many people are concerned about what is going to happen next month:

Pretty ominous, eh?

In the article that I quoted from above, Lisa Haven put together her own list of key events.  

Some of these events have already happened, some are about to happen, and some will happen during the month of September itself…

1. NORAD reopens Cheyenne Mountain after years of closure due to worries about an EMP attack

2. US Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states

3. Star of Bethlehem appears on June 30th

4. Talisman Saber Starts

5. Pope Francis declares his desire to build a World Government and a New World Order

6. The Temple Institute announces their plan to farm raise Red Heifer’s a precursor to the Building of the Temple.

7. New York Stock Exchange crashes, United Airlines halts, Wall Street journalist site and Chinese Market Shutdown

8. Jade Helm begins July 15th

9. Shemitah Year

10. Jubilee year

11. Blood moon Tetrad Concludes September 28th

12. UN hosts their Agenda 21 Meeting Sustainable Development for the Entire Planet (September 25-27) Pope Will Travel to New York and address Congress & attend the meeting

13. The coming UN Proposal to make Palestine a state.

A pretty impressive list.  

But before I continue, I do want to note one thing.  

I do not believe that the Jubilee year begins in 2015.  

In my research, I have come to the conclusion that Jubilee years begin in our calendar years that end in 29 and 79.  

In other words, the last two Jubilee years began in 1929 and 1979, and the next one will begin in 2029.  

Some time soon I hope to write an entire article about this.

But without a doubt, there is a very impressive confluence of events that all come together in September.  

The following is an extended excerpt from one of my previous articles:

September 13th – This is Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar – the last day of the Shemitah year.  

Many are concerned about this date because we have seen giant stock market crashes on the last day of the previous two Shemitah cycles.

On September 17th, 2001 (which was Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), we witnessed the greatest one day stock market crash in U.S. history up until that time.  

The Dow plummeted 684 points, and it was a record that held for exactly seven years until the end of the next Shemitah cycle.

On September 29th, 2008 (which was also Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), the Dow fell by an astounding 777 points, which still today remains the greatest one day stock market crash of all time.

Now we are approaching the end of another Shemitah year.  

So will the stock market crash on September 13th, 2015?  

Well, no, because that day is a Sunday.  

So I guarantee that the stock market will not crash on that particular day. 

But as Jonathan Cahn has pointed out in his book on the Shemitah, sometimes stock market crashes happen just before the end of the Shemitah year and sometimes they happen within just a few weeks after the end of the Shemitah.  

So we are not just looking at one particular date.

September 15th – The 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins on this date.  

It is being reported that France plans to introduce a resolution which would give formal UN Security Council recognition to a Palestinian state. 

Up until now, the United States has always been the one blocking such a resolution, but Barack Obama is indicating that things may be much different this time around.

September 25th to September 27th – The United Nations is going to launch a brand new sustainable development agenda for the entire planet.  

Some have called this “Agenda 21 on steroids”.  

But this new agenda is not just about the environment.  

It also includes provisions regarding economics, agriculture, education and gender equality.  

On September 25th, the Pope will travel to New York to give a major speech kicking off the UN conference where this new agenda will be unveiled.

September 28th – This is the date for the last of the four blood moons that fall on Biblical festival dates during 2014 and 2015.  

This blood moon falls on the very first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, it will be a “supermoon”, and it will actually be visible in the city of Jerusalem.  

There are many that dismiss the blood moon phenomenon, but we have seen similar patterns before.  

For example, a similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and just after the destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in 70 AD.

So what is going to happen this September?

Whatever it is, we don’t have very long until we find out.

Recently, there have been a few people that have come to my websites and have suggested that getting wrapped up in these things is wrong and that instead we should just “seize the day” and focus on enjoying our lives as much as we can.

Of course the truth is that it doesn’t do any good in the long-term to stick our heads in the sand.  

If we willingly ignore the ominous clouds on the horizon, we do so at our own peril.

I think that all of us should consider these words that were recently penned by Larry Tomczak…

Suppose you were born in the late 1930s.

Reports are drifting your way about rumblings concerning Japan and its saber-rattling toward America.

In Germany there is a firebrand on the horizon stirring the people to reclaim Germany’s glory.

Rumors are circulating about a possible invasion of Poland.

Winston Churchill is upbraiding his Prime Minister for declaring “peace in our time” after an ill-advised “deal” with Adolf Hitler.

Economic storm warnings are increasing and rumors persist about possible rationing if war was to break out.

A fascist dictator is coming to prominence in Italy named Benito Mussolini.

Catch the drift of where I’m headed?

I am persuaded that we live in a similar period of history.

A perfect storm is developing and this is not some surreal conspiracy theory.

It is no exaggeration to say America is at a crossroads … in a meltdown … at a tipping point … experiencing unprecedented changes … observing our president act like a one-man wrecking crew to bring about his “fundamental transformation of America.”

Like Tomczak, I believe that we have reached “a tipping point” and that we are entering a “perfect storm”.

I believe that the months ahead are going to dramatically change life in America and that we are entering difficult times unlike anything that any of us have ever experienced.