First, the company hired Transhumanist figurehead Ray Kurzweil to work as its director of engineering. Now, Google has hired top geneticist Cynthia Kenyon to work at Calico, Google’s “moonshot” operation aimed at extending human life.
At Calico, in partnership with Arthur Levinson, former chief executive of Genentech – the first genetic engineering company founded in 1976 – Google will strive to “significantly expand the human life span.”
alico, working with Genentech, will likely utilize genetic engineering and synthetic DNA in its quest to extend human life. The Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year ruled against the patenting of natural human genes. However, there was a vital part of the ruling that allows for the patenting of synthetically engineered DNA.
The U.K. Ministry of Defense published a 2006 report titled The DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme 2007-2036. The report outlined possible scenarios surrounding life extension. The report states, “The divide between those that could afford to ‘buy longevity’ and those that could not, could aggravate perceived global inequality. Dictatorial or despotic rulers could potentially also ‘buy longevity’, prolonging their regimes and international security risks.”
Do you remember when your mother asked you if you would jump off a cliff if everyone else was doing it? It turns out that all of us would have been wise to heed the advice from our mothers as the globalists aren’t just encouraging us to jump off a cliff, they are, in fact, pushing us off of the proverbial cliff in a deliberate attempt to fulfill the their mandate which is to eliminate a substantial portion of humanity. Meanwhile, the globalists will be safely tucked away in some underground structure free from the harm that they are perpetrating upon humanity. Sadly, many of our friends and family members are willingly going to their demise without so much as a whimper.
“The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”
Obama’s science czar John P. Holdren: From Ecoscience
“It is easier to kill a million people rather than trying to control a million people… people are fighting back…our capacity to impose control over humanity is at an historical low…”
Comment from Old-Thinker News: Will the “senior administration officials” who used this lackey “watchdog” for political objectives be brought to justice?
By Carol D. Leonnig
The top watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security altered and delayed investigations at the request of senior administration officials, compromising his independent role as an inspector general, according to a new report from a Senate oversight panel.
Charles K. Edwards, who served as acting DHS inspector general from 2011 through 2013, routinely shared drinks and dinner with department leaders and gave them inside information about the timing and findings of investigations, according to the report from an oversight panel of the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee.
(Reuters) – Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.
Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain from soliciting one another’s employees in order to avert a salary war. They planned to ask for $3 billion in damages at trial, according to court filings. That could have tripled to $9 billion under antitrust law.
The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and the opportunity to peek into the world of Silicon Valley’s elite. The case was based largely on emails in which Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some of their Silicon Valley rivals hatched plans to avoid poaching each other’s prized engineers.
Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel in 2010 settled a U.S. Department of Justice probe by agreeing not to enter into such no-hire deals in the future. The four companies had since been fighting the civil antitrust class action.
Walt Disney Co’s Pixar and Lucasfilm units and Intuit Inc had already agreed to a settlement, with Disney paying about $9 million and Intuit paying $11 million.
Any settlement must be approved by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California. A hearing on final approval of the Intuit and Disney deals is scheduled for next week.
The ripples don’t stop. Attkisson was on to something huge at CBS, when she covered the CDC’s lies re the Swine Flu “pandemic.”
When an epidemic is promoted by governments and public health organizations, it’s an absolute disaster for them if their work is exposed as a fraud.
Much of the public believes in the medical cartel, as devotees do when they belong to a Church.
The scale of the CDC’s lies re Swine Flu, when exposed, would be on the order of a bishop saying, “You know that holy document we’ve been telling you about? It’s a fake. It never existed. We made it up.”
So here, once again, is the key question and answer from my interview with Sharyl Attkisson:
JON RAPPOPORT: In 2009, you spearheaded coverage of the so-called Swine Flu pandemic. You discovered that, in the summer of 2009, the Centers for Disease Control, ignoring their federal mandate, stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America. Yet they continued to stir up fear about the “pandemic,” without having any real measure of its impact. Wasn’t that another investigation of yours that was shut down? Wasn’t there more to find out?
Before her recent resignation from CBS, Sharyl Attkisson was a mainstream news star. Multiple Emmys. CNN anchor, CBS anchor on stories about space exploration. Host of CBS’ News Up to the Minute. PBS host for Health Week. Investigative reporter for CBS.
Attkisson dug deep into Fast&Furious, Benghazi, and the ill-effects of vaccines. Too deep. Her bosses shut her down and didn’t air key stories.
She now has her own website, sharylattkisson.com. She is writing a book, Stonewalled: My Fight for the Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
It’s not every day that a major mainstream journalist leaves the fold and then seeks to expose the corruption that impinged on her work.
The U.S. “Switched Sides” to Support Al Qaeda
We reported in 2012 that the U.S. supported Al Qaeda in Libya in its effort to topple Gadaffi:
The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.
According to a 2007 report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center’s center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda’s main headquarters – and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq – prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi:
(Incidentally, Gaddafi was on the verge of invading Benghazi in 2011, 4 years after the West Point report cited Benghazi as a hotbed of Al Qaeda terrorists. Gaddafi claimed – rightly it turns out – that Benghazi was an Al Qaeda stronghold and a main source of the Libyan rebellion. But NATO planes stopped him, and protected Benghazi.)
‘The White House and senior Congressional members,’ the group wrote in an interim report released Tuesday, ‘deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler [Muammar Gaddafi] who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress al-Qaeda.’
‘Some look at it as treason,’ said Wayne Simmons, a former CIA officer who participated in the commission’s research.
The same thing is happening in Syria. The U.S. “switched sides” and is supporting our arch enemy Al Qaeda.
Specifically, the Benghazi “embassy” became the CIA headquarters for transferring – after Gaddaffi fell – weapons in Libya to the Syrian Al Qaeda rebels, as confirmed by Pulitzer prize winning reporter Sy Hersh.
There is an ever increasing highway that is being built in the Middle East and Africa. It is no longer tribal factions fighting over grazing land, or water rights. This is a blackness of untold magnitude that is spreading from the east to the west. And it’s growing like a cancer. It has been covered in a fog from the bottom to the top. The bottom with the media, and the top with Governments. The media is working alongside the governments in these areas and the West to cover and distract the world from knowing the truth.
Though they are a mixed people they have one goal in mind, and that is to kill everyone and everything that is different from them. If you don’t believe in their brand of god, than you will die. They don’t care about life, they have no regard for it. While talking with a Christian brother from this region, I have come to understand that there are nearly 100 different sects of people who follow Islam. And none of them seem to know which or who will go into ‘paradise’ with their God. So they are all bent on killing seeing this as the sure way to guarantee their entry into paradise. To die in battle fighting in the name of Allah..
Abbas also reiterated that the Palestinians would never recognise Israel as the “Jewish state,” saying they recognised it as a state in 1993 and should not have to accept its religious identity, which has been a central Netanyahu demand.
It’s now the wettest February-to-April on record in Seattle, with 19.33″ as of Thursday and more is on the way. The old record was 18.97 inches set in 1972.
The relatively dry January will likely prevent us from setting the wettest four-month start to a year, currently at 23.03 inches — 5th wettest, but well behind the all-time record of 26.21 inches set in 1972.
Also, Seattle is nearing another rather obscure but amazing rainfall statistic: Another 0.76 inches of rain and Seattle could then go bone dry the entire rest of the year — we’re taking zero rain not just in the summer but through October, November, and December; a 200+ day consecutive dry streak — and it would not go down as the driest year on record. That was 23.78 inches in 1952.
The latest drought monitor released by the National Climatic Data Center this week shows that the entire state is under moderate drought conditions, but within that map, 76.6% of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions, and for 24.7% of the state, the level of dryness is “exceptional.”
Since the invasion of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have had regular phone calls in an often half-hearted attempt to deescalate the ongoing crisis inside Ukraine. But as the U.S. and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, Putin has decided the interactions should stop. The Kremlin has ended high-level contact with the Obama administration, according to diplomatic officials and sources close to the Russian leadership. The move signals an end to the diplomacy, for now.
For now these skirmishes around “checkpoints” have been isolated events. But how long before the Ukraine “special forces” which may well amount to 15,000 troops as reported by Russian media, get involved. And how much longer after that until Russia retaliats. But the biggest question: who will be the agent provocateur who fires the first shot in hopes of launch an all out war? Indeed, who stands to gain the most from yet another war – one which will hardly be “contained”
It’s been pointed out before but bears repeating. The parallels between what’s happening in the world today are strikingly similar to the events leading up to World War I. Political disagreements, economic machinations, alliances taking shape; all eventually leading to a war that took the lives of over 20 million people.
The Ukraine may not seem like that big a deal, but widespread conflicts throughout history have been catalyzed by much less.
The only difference this time around is how it ends, which may well come in the form of thermo-nuclear warhead detonations in major cities across North America, Europe, and Asia.
If you’re paying attention to geo-political and economic affairs at the moment, then you cant’ ignore the gathering storm clouds in Europe.
No one at the White House will officially admit it, but we may well be sitting on the cusp of a widespread conflagration. To suggest otherwise is simply naive. The chess game is, without a doubt, in full swing.
The only way to turn that product into useable cash is to sell it. And here is where things get a little tricky. For what a sale “is” as to open or allow funds to be allocated to the producer for operating expenses, can sometimes have more in common with that other famous distinction of what exactly, “is” – is..
So when I read the following article on Zero Hedge™: How China’s Commodity-Financing Bubble Becomes Globally Contagious. My blood ran cold. The implications of this development and the consequences it portends just might make it the proverbial “canary in a coal mine.”
The underlying issue that makes this far more dangerous or different from times past is three-fold.
We are entering a completely new era in economics. (1) if countries perceive that their borrowings curtail their ambitions (thus we have a check and balance), however (2) if countries cannot borrow, then they may invade and revert to the old Conquest Model relying upon the spoils of war, which included the confiscation of assets belonging to an adversary. Pictured here is a Georgia note of 1778 backed by assets confiscated from people who supported King George III. The French confiscated the assets of the Catholic Church under Napoleon.
Either Putin backs down, or he asserts the same principles and is then forced to invade in short-order just to economically survive.
There is a popular book out today called, The Harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn; there are also books and websites that are talking about four blood moons that are coming. But most people do not realize the connection between The Harbinger and the four blood moons. Some of what The Harbinger tells us, is that the stock market crashed in 2001 and again in 2008. Both took place on the same day of the Jewish calendar, which was the last day of the Sabbath year. That day is called Shemitah, which is a day for wiping out debits. This means, that we may be in for another stock market crash in 2015. The next Sabbatical year is Sept. 25, 2014 thru Sept. 13, 2015. So 9/13/15 is the day to watch.
What does the four blood moons have to do with it, you ask? The four blood moons will all take place on Jewish feast days, two in 2014 and two in 2015:
Passover —April 15, 2014 …….. Feast of Tabernacles — October 8, 2014
Passover —April 4, 2015 ………. Feast of Tabernacles —September 28, 2015
Not only that, according to NASA, this total blood moon on 9/28/15 will be at perigee meaning it will be a super moon and seen in Jerusalem during the feast of sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] while the Jewish people will be dwelling outside in their sukkahs looking up toward the heavens. (Blood moons expert: Watch 2014 and 2015, http://www.wnd.com/ 2013/10/ blood-moons-expert-watch-2014-and-2015/) According to the Jews, an eclipse of the moon is a bad omen for the Jewish people, but a solar eclipse is a bad omen for the Gentile nations.
This means that the end of the Sabbath year will take place just 15 days before the last of four blood moons. Also on this day of wiping out debt, there is a partial eclipse of the sun, and it will be on a feast day.
Since we had two stock market crashes at the end of the Sabbath year without the four blood moons, and without a partial solar eclipse on that day, I expect something much worse on the next end of the Sabbath year, like the collapse of the dollar, or the start of the Great Tribulation..
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. 11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
Who hath ascended into Shomayim, or descended? Who hath gathered ruach in the hollows of His hands? Who hath bound the mayim in a cloak? Who hath established all the afsei aretz (ends of the earth)? What is Shmo (His Name), and what is Shem Bno (the Name of His Son [See Memra, creative Word of G-d in Targumim]), if thou canst tell?
There is no nation on Earth that is currently holy.
Think about that fact.
So, among all nations, the Saints are set apart by our Father in Christ. We are compelled and so moved. We cannot abide under the rule(s) of any nation at this point. They are all out of order and the general public within the walls of Babylon do now fill and drink from the same cup of fornication which holds the maddening wine of wrath. There is no doubt, tribulation is at hand as with the signs above and below which confirm the time.
Saints cannot claim to be holy while remaining employed by any government, of any nation, on any level, at this time. It doesn’t matter if they are a so called Chaplain in uniform, there is no holy Chaplain in 666 BDU’s. To claim otherwise is a lie. Tax funded paychecks are the mark of the 666 beast and there is no escaping that fact. Saints must divest and be separated now. Failure to be holy, and on time, is a loss that shall not be overcome by many. It is not possible to imagine the weakness of people among all nations that are 666 government employees, that they should escape damnation, having not now been so moved. Even among those traders in the market have been so moved as to divest. People have confirmed they shall be holy rather than earn income to be taxed to support the 666 mark of the beast. They have not been so moved by their own ”want”, and they would rather suffer and die than let their labor be counted and measured in the cup of fornication, and certainly the Sealed Saints of our Father in Christ do not drink the wine behind the wall(s) of Babylon.
It’s time for the nations to do battle., as the drunken fool(s) they are now.
Who can imagine such an age of information and yet we now witness the prophetic confirmation that ”knowledge” will not save us but destroy, if possible all flesh.