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Researchers at a BSL-3 lab tied to the organizers of the 2001 Dark Winter simulation, DARPA, and the post-9/11 biodefense industrial complex are genetically modifying anthrax to express Covid-19 components, according to FOIA documents.

Soon after having been fired from his post as secretary of the treasury in December 2002, after a policy clash with the president, Paul O’Neill became a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Despite having just worked under and clashed with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, it wasn’t until O’Neill began answering to UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff as a member of the Center’s board that he chose to publicly denounce a superior as “evil.”

“He wants to destroy competition. He wants to be the only game in town,” O’Neill would later state of Romoff, adding that “after 18 months I quit [the UPMC board] in disgust” due to Romoff’s “absolute control” over the board’s actions. O’Neill subsequently noted that UPMC “board members who have wealth of hundreds of millions of dollars are not willing to take this guy on.” When pressed by a local reporter, O’Neill further elaborated that he had been told by other board members that they were “afraid” of Romoff because Romoff might “harm them in some way.”

O’Neill’s criticisms of Romoff are hardly an outlier, as local community activists and even a state attorney general have noted that UPMC’s board lets Romoff do as he pleases.

Jeffrey Romoff has ruled UPMC with an iron fist since his predecessor, Thomas Detre, had a heart attack in 1992. As a result of the Center’s massive wealth accumulation, at first spurred by his magic touch for receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, Detre was able to use the financial power afforded to him to consolidate control over enough of the University of Pittsburgh to create his “own personal fiefdom,” which is now the stand-alone corporation known as UPMC.

Not long after Romoff took over the Center’s reins, he made his intentions clear to faculty and staff, stating at one 1995 UPMC meeting that his “vision” for the future of American health care was “the conversion of health care from social good to a commodity.” Motivated by profit above all else, Romoff aggressively expanded UPMC, gobbling up community hospitals, surgery centers, and private practices to create a “health-care network” that has expanded throughout much of Pennsylvania and even abroad to other countries, including China. Under Romoff, UPMC has also expanded into the health-insurance business, with 40 percent of the medical claims it pays out going straight back into places of care that are owned by UPMC—meaning UPMC is essentially paying itself.

In addition, since UPMC is officially a “charitable nonprofit corporation,” it is exempt from property taxes and has special access to the tax-exempt municipal bond market. UPMC can also solicit tax-deductible grants from private individuals and organizations, as well as governments. These grants totaled over \$1 billion dollars between 2005 and 2017.

Despite these perks being officially justified because of UPMC’s “charitable institution” status, the UPMC board, with Romoff at the top, have seen their own multimillion-dollar-per-year salaries continue to climb. Perhaps this perk also comes from UPMC being a nonprofit corporation, as there are no stockholders to whom Romoff and the board must explain their increasingly exorbitant salaries. For instance, Romoff made \$8.97 million last year as UPMC’s CEO, a marked increase over the \$6.12 million he had raked in the prior year.

UPMC’s financial chicanery is so out of control that even Pennsylvania’s attorney general has taken action against it, suing UPMC in February 2019 for violations of the state’s charity laws based on their “unjust enrichment” and engaging in “unfair, fraudulent or deceptive acts or practices.” Though UPMC decided to settle out of court, the Center and Romoff came out of the affair relatively unscathed.

Now, thanks to the crisis caused by Covid-19, UPMC is once again on the path toward growing even larger and more powerful in pursuit of Romoff’s ultimate goal, which is, in his own words, to make UPMC the “Amazon of health care.”

In this fourth installment of the The Last American Vagabond series “Engineering Contagion: Amerithrax, Coronavirus and the Rise of the Biotech-Industrial Complex”, the “nonprofit” health-care behemoth that is UPMC is squarely placed at the intersection of post-9/11 “biodefense” public-private partnerships; corporate-funded academics who shape public policy on behalf of their private-sector benefactors; and risky research on dangerous pathogens that threatens to unleash the very “bioterror” that these institutions claim to guard against.

The Odd Trajectory of UPMC’s Covid-19 Vaccine Efforts

In January 2020, when much of the world remained blissfully unaware of the coming global pandemic, UPMC was already at work developing a vaccine to protect against the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, known as SARS-CoV-2. That month, before the state of Pennsylvania had a single case of Covid-19, UPMC formed a “coronavirus task force,” which was initially focused on lobbying the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to obtain samples of live SARS-CoV-2 for research purposes. That research was to be conducted at the Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) housed within UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research. A day after the director of UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, W. Paul Duprex, revealed UPMC’s efforts to access the SARS-CoV-2 virus, he announced that the virus samples, containing an estimated 50 to 60 million coronavirus particles, were already en route to the university. At the time, UPMC was one of only a handful of institutions on the CDC’s short list to receive live SARS-CoV-2 samples.

UPMC later stated that they began work on a vaccine for Covid-19 on January 21st, weeks before the February 14th announcement that the virus was on its way to the university. That original vaccine candidate used the published genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, released in early January 2020 by Chinese researchers, to synthetically produce SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins that would be transported into cells by an adenoviral vector, which is commonly used in a variety of vaccines. The vaccine candidate was nicknamed PittCoVacc, short for Pittsburgh Coronavirus Vaccine.

A little over a month after the live SARS-CoV-2 samples were received by UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, UPMC received a \$5 million grant from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), an international organization founded in 2017 by the governments of Norway and India along with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant was officially awarded to “an international academic-industry partnership” that the Center for Vaccine Research had recently formed with the Institut Pasteur in France and Austrian vaccine manufacturer Themis. Soon after, in May, Themis was acquired by vaccine giant Merck, which began recruiting volunteers for human trials earlier this month on September 11. Merck has incredibly close ties with UPMC, particularly its commercialization arm known as UPMC Enterprises.

The CEPI grant seems to have drastically altered the Center for Vaccine Research’s interest in the original adenovirus-vector vaccine candidate, PittCoVacc, as the CEPI grant was specifically aimed at funding a different vaccine candidate that instead uses the measles virus as a vector. The measles virus and the genetic manipulation of measles for use in the measles vaccine is, notably, the principal research interest and expertise of Center for Vaccine Research director Paul Duprex.

This measles-based vaccine candidate has been described as “a modified [genetically altered] measles virus that delivers bits of the new coronavirus into the body to prevent Covid-19” as well as an “attenuated [genetically modified yet weakened] measles virus as a vector with which to introduce genetic material from SARS-[CoV-]2 to the immune system.” The combination of this weakened measles virus and SARS-CoV-2, per Duprex, will produce a “more benign version of coronavirus [that] will acquaint a person’s immune system” with SARS-CoV-2. No vaccine using this modality has ever been licensed.

On April 2nd, less than a week after the CEPI award had been announced, the UPMC researchers who had developed the original vaccine candidate using the more traditional adenovirus-vector approach published a study in EBioMedicine (a publication of the medical journal Lancet) that reported promising results of their vaccine candidate in animal studies. The news that a US institution was among the first in the world to develop a Covid-19 vaccine candidate with promising results from an animal study was heavily amplified by mainstream US media outlets, with those reports noting that UMPC was requesting government permission to quickly move onto human trials.

This original vaccine candidate, however, was mysteriously dropped from subsequent reports and statements from UPMC regarding its Covid-19 vaccine efforts. Indeed, in recent months, Duprex’s statements on the center’s Covid-19 vaccine candidates no longer mention the once-promising PittCoVacc at all. Instead, new reports, citing Duprex, claim that the only UPMC vaccine candidates are the CEPI-funded measles-vaccine candidate and another, more mysterious vaccine candidate, whose nature has only been recently revealed by documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Equally odd is that recent media reports on the original vaccine candidate have stopped mentioning UPMC at all, instead citing only Themis, its new owner Merck, and France’s Institut Pasteur. There are no reports indicating a break-up of the original “academic-industry partnership” that had received the CEPI grant. It seems that this is what may have come to pass, as Duprex stated that the UPMC measles-vector vaccine candidate had partnered with the Serum Institute of India for mass production, first for trials and then for public use, depending on how the vaccine advances through the regulatory process. In contrast, Themis/Merck have stated that their vaccine is being produced in France. It remains unclear what the relation is between these two, and apparently analogous, vaccine candidates.

Though Duprex has been relatively forthcoming about the nature of the first UPMC vaccine candidate (i. e., the CEPI-funded measles-vector vaccine), he has been much more tight-lipped about its second vaccine candidate. In late August, he told the Pittsburgh Business Times that the second vaccine candidate that UPMC was developing “works by delivering genetic material coding for a viral protein instead of the entire weakened or killed virus as is standard in other vaccines.” Yet Duprex declined to state what vector will be used to deliver the genetic material into human cells. Recent FOIA revelations, nevertheless, have revealed that UPMC’s second vaccine candidate involves genetically engineering a combination of SARS-Cov-2 and anthrax, a substance better known for its potential use as a bioweapon.

Corona-thrax

The recently obtained documents reveal that the BSL-3 lab that is part of UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research is conducting eyebrow-raising research involving combining SARS-CoV-2 with Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax infection. Per the documents, anthrax is being genetically engineered by a researcher, whose name was redacted in the release, so that it will express the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is the part of the coronavirus that allows it to gain access into human cells. The researcher asserts that “the [genetically engineered anthrax/SARS-CoV-2 hybrid] can [be] used as a host strain to make SARS-CoV-2 recombinant S protein vaccine,” and the creation of said vaccine is the officially stated purpose of the research project. The documents were produced by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), which held an emergency meeting on June 22nd of this year to “discuss specific protocols involving research with the coronavirus,” which included a vote on the aforementioned proposal.

Edward Hammond, the former director of the Sunshine Project, an organization that opposed chemical and biological weapons and the expansion of “dual use” biodefense/bioweapon research, obtained the documents. Other FOIA documents recently obtained by Hammond have revealed an “explosion” of risky Covid-19-related research at other academic institutions, such as the University of North Carolina, which has already had lab accidents involving genetically engineered variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Hammond told The Last American Vagabond that the experiment, which he dubs “Corona-thrax,” is “emblematic of the pointless research excesses that often characterize the response of scientists to the federal government throwing billions of dollars at health crises.” Hammond added, “While I don’t think that Corona-thrax would be infectious, it falls into the categories of pointless and crazy. The biggest immediate risk of all this activity is that a researcher will deliberately or inadvertently create a modified form of SARS-CoV-2 that is even more difficult to treat, or more deadly, and this virus will escape the lab. It only takes a stray droplet.”

Jonathan Latham, a virologist who previously taught at the University of Wisconsin and who is the current editor of Independent Science News, agreed with Hammond that the Corona-thrax experiment is odd and said that he was “concerned here specifically about the research process and the risks of these specific experiments at Pittsburgh.” In an interview with The Last American Vagabond, Latham asserted that it is “unusual by historical standards . . . the combining of two highly pathogenic organisms in a single experiment.” He did note, however, that such studies for the purposes of vaccine research have become more common in recent years, as is made clear in a 2012 study.

Few experiments have been conducted that specifically utilize anthrax in this way. Since 2000, the studies that have examined the use of genetically modified anthrax as a potential vaccine vector have been affiliated with Harvard University. One of these studies was on the use of anthrax as a vector in a potential HIV vaccine and was jointly conducted in 2000 by Harvard researchers and the vaccine company Avant Immunotherapeutics (now part of Celldex).

Despite reporting positive preliminary results in their experiments, Avant/Celldex did not fund further experiments into a vaccine that used this anthrax-based modality, and it does not currently market or have any such vaccine in its product pipeline. This suggests that, for whatever reason, this company did not see much value in this vaccine, despite the preliminary study with Harvard claiming that the methodology was safe and effective.

The Harvard researchers involved in that 2000 study, however, continued to investigate the possibility of an anthrax-based HIV vaccine in 2003, 2004, and 2005, though without corporate sponsorship. Related yet different research has explored the use of “disarmed” anthrax components as an adjuvant in vaccines and as the basis for enzyme-linked immunospot assays.

The aforementioned Harvard researchers patented their methodology of using anthrax in this way for the production of a vaccine in 2002. This means that the anthrax-based “vaccine” currently being developed by UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research would have to develop a new method that utilizes anthrax in much the same way so as not to infringe on the patent, which is unlikely. The other alternative is that UPMC would pay the patent holders for use of their methodology if they want to commercialize it in a vaccine. Yet, given UPMC’s business model in general, as well as that of UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research specifically, this also seems unlikely.

Also odd is what sort of incentive UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research possesses for the Corona-thrax experiment. There are currently over a hundred vaccine candidates that use existing and tested vaccine platforms in pursuit of a Covid-19 vaccine, a fact Duprex himself has acknowledged. As Hammond told The Last American Vagabond, “It is perfectly obvious that there are numerous existing vaccine platforms for Covid-19 and that some of them will, sooner or more likely later, succeed. There is no serious need for some sort of quite strange bacterial platform, much less one that happens to be anthrax. It’s completely unnecessary and frankly bizarre.”

The Crown Jewel of the Biotech-Industrial Complex

Ribbon cutting for the Center for Vaccine Research – From left: Donald S. Burke, U. S. Congressman Mike Doyle, Arthur S. Levine, Dan Onorato, Mark A. Nordenberg.
Ribbon cutting for the Center for Vaccine Research – From left: Donald S. Burke, U. S. Congressman Mike Doyle, Arthur S. Levine, Dan Onorato, Mark A. Nordenberg.

The Corona-thrax experiment is being conducted at the Center for Vaccine Research’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), where the center’s work with pathogenic agents, such as anthrax and SARS-CoV-2, is conducted.

The creation of UPMC’s RBL was first announced in 2003, when the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, then and currently led by Anthony Fauci) stated it would fund the laboratory’s construction with an \$18 million grant. It was originally planned to be mainly “dedicated to research on agents that cause naturally occurring and emerging infections, as well as potential agents of bioterrorism.” The plan to create the lab was part of the US government decision to dramatically ramp up “biodefense” research in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

The lab was also intended to work on “developing a vaccine program focusing on basic and translational research” related to viruses of pandemic potential that are at risk of being “weaponized,” including SARS. After the creation of the lab was initially announced, the project expanded, eventually becoming UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, which was launched in 2007. The Center for Vaccine Research was the second such institution to be officially added to the NIAID’s “biodefense” RBL network.

The opening of both this lab and UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research was made reality thanks to the efforts of the main authors of the June 2001 Dark Winter bioterror simulation, a controversial exercise that eerily predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks as well as the initial, yet bogus, narrative that Iraq and Islamic extremist terror groups were responsible for those attacks. However, the anthrax used in the attacks was later revealed to be of US military origin. As noted in Part I of this series, participants in the Dark Winter exercise had foreknowledge of the anthrax attacks and others were involved in the subsequent “investigation,” which many experts and former FBI investigators describe as a cover-up.

Dark Winter was largely written by Tara O’Toole, Thomas Inglesby, and Randall Larsen, all three of whom played integral roles in the founding or operations of UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity, along with O’Toole’s mentor, D. A. Henderson. UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity was launched in September 2003, just days before the NIAID announced it would fund the RBL lab that would later become the UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research.

Notably, just days after the attacks on September 11, 2001, O’Toole, Inglesby, and Larsen personally briefed Vice President Cheney on Dark Winter. Simultaneously, Cheney’s office at the White House began taking the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin to prevent anthrax infection. In the weeks between that briefing and the 2001 anthrax attacks, Dark Winter participants and several associates of Cheney, namely members of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) like Donald Kagan and Richard Perle, asserted that a bioterror attack involving anthrax would soon take place.

In the aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks, Henderson “was tapped by the federal government to vastly increase the number of [biodefense] labs, both to detect suspected pathogens like anthrax and to conduct bio-defense research, such as developing vaccines,” with the announcement of UPMC’s RBL being part of the launch of the O’Toole-led Center for Biosecurity at UPMC, where Henderson was named senior adviser. In 2003, the Center for Biosecurity was set up at UPMC partially at the request of Jeffrey Romoff to be “the country’s only think tank and research center devoted to the prevention and handling of biological attacks,” with UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research being the hub of a new “biodefense research” lab network Henderson was setting up and managing at the time. That network remains technically managed by the Fauci-led NIAID.

Also noteworthy is that the Center for Vaccine Research’s director, from its opening in 2007 until 2016, was Donald Burke. Burke is a former biodefense researcher for the US military at Fort Detrick and other installations and, immediately prior to heading the UPMC center, was a program director at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he worked closely with O’Toole and Inglesby.

At the time of the 2003 announcement regarding the creation of what would become UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, Tara O’Toole stated:

“This new laboratory will enable University of Pittsburgh medical researchers to delve further into possible treatments and to develop vaccines against diseases that might result from bioterrorist attack or from natural outbreaks.”

A few years later, after she was nominated to a top post at the Department of Homeland Security, O’Toole was slammed by experts over her excessive lobbying “for a massive biodefense expansion and relaxation of provisions for safety and security.” Rutgers microbiologist Richard Ebright remarked at the time that “she makes Dr. Strangelove look sane.” It was also noted in hearings that O’Toole had worked as a lobbyist for several “life sciences” companies specializing in the sale of biodefense products to the U.S. government, including Emergent Biosolutions – a very controversial company and a key suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

The history of the Center for Vaccine Research’s RBL, particularly the network of people who prompted the lab’s creation, raises concerns about the nature of the Corona-thrax experiment currently being conducted within the facility. This is especially true because the researcher conducting the experiment appears to be ignorant about key parts of the research he or she is conducting.

For instance, the FOIA-redacted researcher incorrectly states that a recombinant virus proposed for use in the study is incapable of infecting human cells, while the IBC members note that this is not the case. In addition, the unnamed researcher falsely claimed that one of the viral vectors for use in the investigator’s study did not express Cas9 (a protein associated with CRISPR gene editing) and gRNA (“guide RNA,” also used in CRISPR) and was unaware that handling those agents requires an enhanced BSL-2 lab (BSL-2+) as opposed to a typical BSL-2 lab.

Apparently such errors among researchers involved in Covid-19 research at UPMC is not an anomaly. During another UPMC IBC meeting included in the FOIA release, the IBC noted the following about a separate research proposal:

“In the investigator’s notes in responses to changes requested by the IBC pre-reviewers, the investigator indicates that RNA from SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 infected cells will be obtained from BEI resources. Genomic RNA isolated from cells infected with SARS-CoV-1 is regulated as a Select Agent by the Federal Select Agent Program and neither the University nor this investigator are registered for possession and use of these materials [emphasis added] (SARS-CoV-1). The investigator must NOT obtain SARS-CoV-1 genomic RNA without prior consultation with the University’s RO/AROs for Select Agents.”

This part, in particular, caught the attention of Jonathan Latham, who noted that it was odd that “a university researcher is trying to obtain approval for an experiment which no one at the university is allowed to do.” Latham added in an interview that “apparently this applicant is totally ignorant of the regulatory environment and by extension the risks of SARS-CoV, which is a highly infectious virus whose escape from a lab has already led to at least one death.”

While Latham assumed that this was a “university researcher,” it is worth noting that the use of the UPMC Center for Vaccine Research’s RBL is not exclusive to researchers affiliated with the university. Indeed, as noted on the NIH website, “Investigators in academia, not-for-profit organizations, industry, and government studying biodefense and emerging infectious diseases may request the use of biocontainment laboratories,” including the RBL managed by the Center for Vaccine Research.

In addition, the Center for Vaccine Research website notes that “scientists from outside the University of Pittsburgh can work in the RBL through a collaboration or contract. Outside scientists must comply with all University of Pittsburgh training, documentation, regulatory, and medical requirements.” This means that outside scientists using the facility are also subject to IBC review. Both the NIH and Center for Vaccine Research sites note that, for an outside researcher to use the UPMC RBL facility, approval from the center’s director must be obtained.

Since the name of the Corona-thrax researcher is redacted, there is no way of knowing if he or she is affiliated with the university or a separate institution, corporation, or government agency. Regardless of who is conducting this experiment, however, it is possible to examine the history and motivations of the man who ultimately signed off on it—the Center for Vaccine Research’s director, Paul Duprex.

Paul Duprex: DARPA-Funded Researcher and Gain-of-Function Enthusiast

Director of UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, W. Paul Duprex
Director of UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, W. Paul Duprex

Paul Duprex is a former chief scientist for Johnson & Johnson whose subsequent foray into academia was largely funded with research grants from the NIH and the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Much of Duprex’s research has focused on recombinant (i. e., genetically engineered) viruses or viral evolution.

In terms of his research funded by DARPA, Duprex was most closely associated with DARPA’s “Prophecy” program, the creation of which was overseen by Michael Callahan. Callahan’s suspect past and his ties to the origin of the current Covid-19 crisis in Wuhan, China, were the subject of a recent Unlimited Hangout article by Raul Diego.

In that article, Diego notes that the now-defunct Prophecy program had “sought to ‘transform the vaccine and drug development enterprise from observational and reactive to predictive and preemptive’ through algorithmic programming techniques” and that the program further “proposed that ‘viral mutations and outbreaks’ could be predicted in advance to more rapidly counter the unknown disease with preemptive drug and vaccine development.”

By all indications, Prophecy was DARPA’s first major foray into “predictive” AI-powered health care, which has expanded considerably in the years since. It also involved a component, which Duprex was particularly involved in advancing, whereby the “predictive” viral evolutions algorithms would be “validated and tested . . . by using multiple selective pressures on at least three closely related virus strains in an experimental setting.”

Such experiments, like this study by Duprex, involved the genetic engineering of three viral pathogen strains and then seeing which would become most transmissible and virulent in an animal host. Such studies are often referred to as gain-of-function (GOF) research and are incredibly controversial given that they often create pathogens that are more virulent and/or transmissible than they otherwise would be. It is also worth noting that UPMC, before Duprex joined the center, had also received millions in funding from DARPA’s Prophecy program “to develop in vitro and computational models for predicting viral evolution under selection pressure from multiple evolutionary stressors.”

Duprex has also been involved in conducting research for DARPA’s current INTERfering and Co-Evolving Prevention and Therapy (INTERCEPT) program, a successor to Prophecy that “aims to harness viral evolution to create a novel, adaptive form of medical countermeasure—therapeutic interfering particles (TIPs)—that outcompetes viruses in the body to prevent or treat infection.” TIPs are genetically engineered viruses with defective genomes that theoretically compete with real viruses for viral components in the human body but “evolve with” the viruses they are meant to protect the body against and are “susceptible to mutation over time.”

The goal of the INTERCEPT program is to use TIPs as “therapeutics” and have them injected into the human body to “preemptively” protect against the virus from which a particular TIP was developed. It is worth noting that, while DARPA frames much of its gene-editing research (including its “genetic extinction” technology research) as being aimed at promoting either human or environmental health, it has also openly admitted that these same technologies are of interest to DARPA for their ability to “subvert” the genes of human adversaries of the US military via “genetic weapons.”

Duprex led an INTERCEPT study published in February of this year in which he and his coauthors explored how to create a synthetic TIP of the Nipah virus, a deadly virus with a fatality rate of over 70 percent. In that study, they used both wild and genetically engineered strains of Nipah virus. Notably, the Clade X pandemic simulation, which will be discussed in detail in the next installment of this series, involved a genetically engineered combination of the Nipah virus and a parainfluenza disease.

Clade X took place in 2018 and was led by much of the same team that was responsible for the 2001 Dark Winter bioterrorism simulation, including former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg and Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the UPMC Center for Biosecurity. Another notable participant at Clade X was Julie Gerberding, former CDC director and current executive vice president at Merck, which has close ties to UPMC as well as the Center for Biosecurity’s failed “21st Century Biodefense” project.

A few months after publishing the study funded by DARPA’s INTERCEPT program, Duprex coauthored another study on the use of synthetic “nanobodies” (i. e., bioengineered synthetic nanoparticles acting as antibodies) that was published in August. This effort mirrors other DARPA “health-focused” projects. That study was funded by the University of Pittsburgh, the NIH, and Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

In addition to his ties to DARPA programs involving the genetic engineering of viral pathogens, Duprex is a leading advocate for controversial gain-of-function research and was appointed to direct UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research less than three months after the federal moratorium on GOF research ended.

In October 2014, five days after that moratorium was first imposed, Duprex gave a talk to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity entitled “Gain-of-Function Studies: Their History, Their Utility, and What They Can Tell Us.” In the talk, he asserted that “cross-species infection studies have already helped to improve surveillance in the field, have shed new light on basic influenza virus biology, and could assist in growing vaccine viruses better” and argues against the recently imposed moratorium.

In 2014, Duprex also wrote in a paper published in Nature that “GOF approaches are absolutely essential in infectious disease research; although alternative approaches can be very useful, these can never replace GOF experiments.” He added that, in his view, there were only two reasons for GOF research, the first being to “improve surveillance or to develop therapeutics” and the second being merely to learn “interesting biology.”

In that same paper, he also argued that “genetic engineering that is intended and likely to endow a low-pathogenicity, low-transmissibility agent with either enhanced pathogenicity or enhanced transmissibility may be appropriate if the benefits are substantial.” He also suggested in this 2014 paper that it “might” be necessary “to enhance pathogenicity of coronaviruses in order to develop a valid animal model for coronaviruses.” Years later, during the current coronavirus crisis, Duprex and other officials from the UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research co-developed a Covid-19 research and development “blueprint” for the UN’s World Health Organization.

In addition, Duprex’s work for DARPA’s Prophecy program involved GOF research, as noted above, and the creator of that program, Michael Callahan – former head of DARPA’s biodefense therapeutics initiatives, is also a proponent of GOF who believes that such risky research is inseparable from “the research and development enterprise in the life sciences and for biotechnology.”

Duprex is also a founding member of Scientists for Science, a group of researchers (most of whom are involved in GOF research) who opposed the GOF moratorium and were “confident that biomedical research on potentially dangerous pathogens can be performed safely and is essential for a comprehensive understanding of microbial disease pathogenesis, prevention and treatment.” Another of the group’s founding members is Yoshihiro Kawaoka, whose controversial GOF experiments that made pathogenic viruses more deadly have garnered considerable media attention.

When the moratorium on GOF was lifted in December 2017, Duprex called it a “sign of progress,” adding that “on a personal level I’m really pleased these NIH funded scientists [conducting GOF research] get some clarity.” As previously mentioned, he became the Center for Vaccine Research’s director less than three months later, in March 2018.

The “Darkest Winter” Looms

After a cursory examination of the background of UPMC, its Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, and the man directing its Center for Vaccine Research, the question about the nature of the Corona-thrax experiment becomes: Is this yet another ill-advised experiment by a lab led by a GOF enthusiast and fueled by a feeding frenzy over the billions of dollars thrown by the government and other entities into Covid-19 research? Or is there perhaps a more nefarious motive to genetically engineering something as bizarre as Corona-thrax?

While the latter question may appear conspiratorial, it is worth pointing out that the institutions most likely to have been the sources for the anthrax used in the 2001 anthrax attacks were conducting GOF research on anthrax funded by the Pentagon and the CIA that was justified as “improving” the controversial anthrax vaccine known as BioThrax.

For instance, Battelle Memorial Institute—a Pentagon and CIA contractor—began genetically engineering a more virulent form of anthrax “to see if the [anthrax] vaccine the United States intends to supply to its armed forces is effective against that strain.” While these experiments were going on, the embattled manufacturer of the anthrax vaccine now known as Emergent Biosolutions, entered into a contract with Battelle that gave Battelle “immediate exposure to the vaccine” it was using in connection with the genetically modified anthrax program.

As noted in Part II of this series, BioPort was set to lose its Pentagon contract for anthrax vaccine entirely in September 2001, and the entirety of its anthrax vaccine business was rescued by the 2001 anthrax attacks, which saw concerns over BioPort’s corruption and its horrendous safety track record replaced with fervent demands for more of its anthrax vaccine. Furthermore, as noted in detail in Part III of this series, Battelle was the most likely source of the anthrax used in the 2001 attacks. The ties between UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity, Battelle, and Emergent Biosolutions will be discussed in the next installment in the series.

What is also notable about these Corona-thrax experiments occurring at UPMC are the ties of UPMC’s RBL and Center for Vaccine Research to another key component of the center’s “biodefense” complex, the UPMC Center for Biosecurity. As previously mentioned, the people recruited to head this center at its founding in 2003 were intimately involved in the 2001 bioterror simulation Dark Winter, namely Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby.

While leading the UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity, O’Toole and/or her successor Inglesby engaged in other notable bioterror simulations, including one that took place last year— Event 201, which eerily predicted the coronavirus crisis that began this year. Inglesby, who is also the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in addition to his post at UPMC, was the moderator at Event 201.

Though Event 201 has garnered considerable scrutiny in recent months, another but less well-known exercise in 2018 that involved O’Toole and Inglesby, examined how a bioterror attack involving a genetically engineered pathogen could trigger a Continuity of Government (CoG) scenario, a government roadmap for the imposition of martial law in the United States. As other investigative series of mine have noted, there have recently been a myriad of intelligence agency–linked simulations that predict the imminent imposition of martial law in the United States following the 2020 election.

It is also notable that George W. Bush’s controversial and classified update to CoG plans in 2007, known as Executive Directive 51, was directly inspired by Dark Winter, and Barack Obama’s subsequent executive orders on CoG gave near-complete control of American infrastructure to the Department of Homeland Security in a such a situation. At the time Obama issued those executive orders, O’Toole was the DHS undersecretary for science and technology and also influenced those updates to the CoG plans. O’Toole is currently the executive vice president of the CIA’s In-Q-tel.

The simulation known as Clade X will be examined in greater detail in the next installment of this series as will the numerous and recent “predictions” from US government sources, controversial billionaires such as Bill Gates, and a web of individuals tied to UPMC who have warned that a bioterror attack or related public health catastrophe is set to take place in the United States in the latter half of 2020. As one high-ranking government official put it earlier this year, this allegedly imminent event will result in “the darkest winter in modern history.”

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  1. They are evil, insane, mentally incompetent psychopaths that belong in federal pennitentiaries for life. The whole vax thing is a complete fraud. Tetanus shots are also one more piece of evidence blurting the lines of bacteria/virus/vax because tetanus is also a bacteria. People can become infected with it from rusty nails and it is also in the soil and results in lock jaw.

    Also:

    Polio is a gastrointestinal tract virus caused by the ingestion of polio contaminated fecal material in the water supply, or ingesting food contaminated with polio infected fecal material.

    It is no coincidence that polio became epidemic when public water supplies started being used in America and elsewhere.
    The first polio epidemic occured in Vermont in 1846. There was indoor plumbing dating that far back for the elite. As sewers and water supplies were created throughout America, polio increased as a result of it. Although many homes in America had indoor plumbing in the early 1900’s, most homes still used out houses and chamber pots. This polio contaminated feces would then leak into the ground water supply that was piped into people’s homes. 

    Since FDR was a victim of polio, he wanted to eradicate polio through forced vaccinations. Since polio was known primarily as a childhood disease, people went along with this.

    For the majority of people, very similar to the majority of seasonal flu viruses, 95% of people were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, a small percenatage, primarily children, did suffer the horrendous paralysis, though many did regain at least partial mobility, and less than one percent died from polio.

    Polio was eradicated through both the elimination of out houses, better water filtration, and I hate to say it, but through adding minute quantities of chlorine to drinking water, which is being abused, particularly in Gaza where people are forced to drink heavily bleached sewage, or die of dehydration resulting in not only nitrate toxicity, but chemical toxicity as well from the high levels of chlorine.

    The polio vaccine eradicating polio was a hoax. It did no such thing. Eradicating polio contaminated drinking water and better sanitation eradicated polio.

    Polio is not transmitted via respiration, just as venereal diseases and AIDS are not transmitted via respiration. 

    Vaccination does the opposite of preventing people from contracting a virus. It forces people to contract a virus.

    Gates wants to use messenger-RNA vaccines that would edit people’s RNA with a programmed imune reponse to attack a virus which invades people’s cells, thereby triggering a response for the body to attack itself, which is insane and evil, particularly considering that the extreme majority of over 99.8% survive the virus.

    It is insane and counterintuitive to anyone that wishes to promote the health of society, as well as the health of the individual.

    Andrea Iravani

    • Agree: Polemos, Alfred
    • Thanks: Magic Dirt Resident
  2. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:

    Never heard of Iravani. This interesting:

    I Am Being Extrajudicially Murdered In A Silent Civil War Andrea Iravani January 31, 2018

    The psychopathic elite have targeted honest, intelligent, and knowledgeable people, my family has been targeted. The white mortality age fell for the first time under Obama and with the aid of Obamacare and the medical mafia, Lockheed Martin, the military, and CIA heroin.

    It is a war to kill off any competetion.

    Proof of paranoid personality disorder is a psychopathic elite that surveilles the entire world!
    The facts speak for themselves. Good luck trying to prove that you are not seriously mentally deranged elite assholes! All of the evidence proves that you are!

    I am being extrajudicially murdered in a silent civil war. They murdered my 70 year old mom whose father died at 101 and mother who died at 97 and my father who died at 56 whose relatives lived into their late 80’s and 90’s.

    Peace,

    Andrea Iravani

  3. in rememberance of family

    [MORE]

    To a better world they went
    In a Godly world they are
    Where they belong
    And no one can do them any harm
    My Grandparents
    Father
    Mother
    and Brother
    That left me stranded here
    In this UnGodly world of war
    Now seven times more evil than before
    With each of their passings
    The world regressed
    Into a Deeper State of Evilness
    A horrid, sadistic, futuristic, animalistic,
    Robotic world of death, destruction, deceit, disaster
    The Insanity around me grows faster and faster
    So I keep to myself and wish that things will change
    For the better, which just won’t happen
    Because they are gone
    And each day I search for a reason to carry on
    If it is just one more person resisting evil forces and deception
    It is a valid and worthy cause
    A worthy cause to be on guard
    To discourage the evil forces
    And let them know that I see through the lies
    And alert the people of their disguise
    And pave the path
    And clear it of danger
    For those to come into a better
    More peaceful, just, free, prosperous,
    Saner and safer world than it is today.

    Andrea Iravani

  4. @No Friend Of The Devil

    Polio was one of several diseases linked paradoxically to improved hygiene. Fetuses/ infants were exposed to polio virus throughout history until the 20th century due to ubiquitous exposure in water supplies, with no ill effects. It was only when children were born without polio resistance due to much cleaner water that polio became a problem. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4108111/
    Just one of many ‘modern’ diseases brought on by good hygiene:
    https://www.parentmap.com/article/mud-play-rainy-day-fun

    • Thanks: Old and Grumpy
  5. Surprised there are not more comments.

    While most scientists are great people, tirelessly working with an abstract goal of making things better, it it increasingly clear that anything funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases should be carefully monitored and often STOPPED. No doubt the CIA and military will get the bioweapons they desire anyway, but the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and other academic groups should not be given carte blanche to create Frankenstein combined pathogens. The 2014 Moratorium on Gain of Function in Viruses and Bacteria (quietly eliminated by Fauci and colleagues in 2017, and possibly linked to the creation of SARS-COV2) should be reinstated, and any people funding and responsible for creating Frankenstein pathogens should be prosecuted as war criminals.

    • Agree: theMann
    • Replies: @JasonT
    , @theMann
  6. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-early-coronavirus-warning-that-woke-up-wall-street-11591954202

    “In the 20 or 30 years I’ve been involved in emerging infections,” Jeremy Farrar told the managers on the January 31 call, “I’ve never seen anything that has been as fast or as rapidly moving and dynamic as this has been.”………..The director of the Wellcome Trust, a U.K. health foundation, followed that up with an estimate on a February call that deaths in the U.S. related to the spread of the new coronavirus could reach between 500,000 to 1 million within a year assuming there were no lockdowns or other restrictions……The calls held for managers of Wellcome’s \$33 billion endowment …. So setting up the official story, the PSYOP here….. What is Wellcome trust what is the relationship to Reuters, Oxford Analytica, Tavistock , RIIA, various CFR organizations in different countries, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Gates Foundation, GAVI, WHO, Club of Rome, The City of London Banking complex, Johns Hopkins, MIT and more…. as an aside… also does not the Lincoln Project originate at the Lincoln Labs of MIT ???? So what I am saying is that if we are looking for the “they” that set in motion wars worldwide and worldwide PSYOPS operations, ??? the group that sets up the worldwide PSYOPS for ??? The Committee of 300 and The Bilderbergs/Davos/Aspen Society/CFR/Bohemian Grove/Dark State Department-CIA-FBI-Dark Pentagon/Corporate Info Tech/Military Industrial Complex….. that again this traces back to The Tavistock Institute for [ In/Un ] Human Relations?

    • Replies: @Norman Anderson
  7. JasonT says:
    @Michael888

    You are correct. Unfortunately, our governmental systems are so corrupted that it will not happen.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  8. Whitney, good work. Exposing the technocrat horror show won’t lead to Jeffrey Toobin money; but you will be blessed by your god and loved by truth-seekers. Although the truth is mostly depressing.

    • Agree: Montefrío
    • Thanks: Nancy
  9. anything that involves Bill Gates or Israel,

    no matter how tangential, is certain to be

    existentially evil.

  10. R2b says:

    At first polio was everywere.
    And everyone, almost, became immune.
    Then everything became to clean.
    But just not totally, and some got polio, because they were not exposed enough.(?)
    But then everything got really and totally clean, and the polio disappeared.
    Polio is still with us.
    Is it in poor dirty countries?
    Yes.
    And the gatesman goes there to help.
    But even more cases result from that.
    Conclusion.
    Make the dirty country clean.
    Tidy, wash, clean, separate dung and waste, from drinking water and nutrition.
    Well, there it is.
    Am I right?

    • Replies: @R2b
  11. Polemos says:

    Thank you, Whitney, for your work and your persistence. You are able to reveal the network itself, node after node, that lives through all these individuals and their larger incorporations with calm and patient narrative, respect for your audience, and dense collection of verifiable fact.

  12. onebornfree says: • Website

    ‘Ere’s another great short vid. from “WhatsHerFace”, this time, ostensibly about the “wear a mask to protect you” idiocy. This lady’s vids need to get a lot more exposure, in my opinion.

    Watch it before Youtube “mysteriously” deletes her channel:

    Regards, onebornfree

  13. a “more benign version of coronavirus

    More benign than 0.004% lethality, you say? Like 0.001%

  14. 76239 says:
    @No Friend Of The Devil

    agree

    To the elite, we are lab rats or cannon fodder.

  15. Does this author’s slip down to the ARCHIVED mean that her work will no longer be published here? If that’s so, why not?

  16. Utter madness. This looks like a society that is putting all its energy into destroying itself.

  17. Alfred says:

    The aforementioned Harvard researchers patented their methodology of using anthrax in this way for the production of a vaccine in 2002.

    A US utility patent is valid for 20 years from the date of submittal. If the patent was granted in 2002, it has probably already expired.

    • Replies: @Biff
  18. Richard B says:

    Excellent work! Great article!

    A lot to respond to. But certainly one takeaway is that Romoff, et al. live in and operate out of The Dark Triad of Lust for Power, Narcissism, and Psychopathology. Of course, one could add incompetence as well.

    Speaking of which, the hideously ugly UPMC building has Dark Triad written all over it. It’s simply oozing with evil. The architect should go to prison along with the rest of them.

    In any event, it’s not that people like Romoff don’t have a certain intelligence. Of course they do. It’s that they’re so full of themselves they never question their own assumptions, ever. So what intelligence they do have is eventually short-circuited by their pathologies.

    This is what lies behind Nietzsche’s comment that power makes people stupid. So, no matter how intelligent they are, stupid always wins in the end. That’s why the best they’ll ever manage is a Pyrrhic Victory.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy
    • Replies: @Richard B
  19. Ghali says:

    Despite the large amounts of money, research centres, financial frauds and “scientists”, the U.S. remains (lags) behind in health care and protection of its citizens. What kind of an evil, corrupt and greedy narrow-minded society is America?

    • Replies: @theMann
  20. Miro23 says:

    A very interesting article connecting the development (bio-engineering) of GoF (Gain of Function) viruses at a specially created UPMC facility. In other words, virus weaponization – and linkage to Continuity of Government (CoG) legislation (martial law).

    The following extracts seem to be some key points:

    Note: [Director of UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, W. Paul Duprex]

    The measles virus and the genetic manipulation of measles for use in the measles vaccine is, notably, the principal research interest and expertise of Center for Vaccine Research director Paul Duprex.

    The combination of this weakened measles virus and SARS-CoV-2, per Duprex, will produce a “more benign version of coronavirus [that] will acquaint a person’s immune system” with SARS-CoV-2. No vaccine using this modality has ever been licensed.

    This original vaccine candidate, however, was mysteriously dropped from subsequent reports and statements from UPMC regarding its Covid-19 vaccine efforts. Indeed, in recent months, Duprex’s statements on the center’s Covid-19 vaccine candidates no longer mention the once-promising PittCoVacc at all. Instead, new reports, citing Duprex, claim that the only UPMC vaccine candidates are the CEPI-funded measles-vaccine candidate and another, more mysterious vaccine candidate, whose nature has only been recently revealed by documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

    Though Duprex has been relatively forthcoming about the nature of the first UPMC vaccine candidate (i. e., the CEPI-funded measles-vector vaccine), he has been much more tight-lipped about its second vaccine candidate. In late August, he told the Pittsburgh Business Times that the second vaccine candidate that UPMC was developing “works by delivering genetic material coding for a viral protein instead of the entire weakened or killed virus as is standard in other vaccines.” Yet Duprex declined to state what vector will be used to deliver the genetic material into human cells. Recent FOIA revelations, nevertheless, have revealed that UPMC’s second vaccine candidate involves genetically engineering a combination of SARS-Cov-2 and anthrax, a substance better known for its potential use as a bioweapon.

    Also odd is what sort of incentive UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research possesses for the Corona-thrax experiment. There are currently over a hundred vaccine candidates that use existing and tested vaccine platforms in pursuit of a Covid-19 vaccine, a fact Duprex himself has acknowledged. As Hammond told The Last American Vagabond, “It is perfectly obvious that there are numerous existing vaccine platforms for Covid-19 and that some of them will, sooner or more likely later, succeed. There is no serious need for some sort of quite strange bacterial platform, much less one that happens to be anthrax. It’s completely unnecessary and frankly bizarre.”

    The creation of UPMC’s RBL was first announced in 2003, when the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, then and currently led by Anthony Fauci) stated it would fund the laboratory’s construction with an \$18 million grant. It was originally planned to be mainly “dedicated to research on agents that cause naturally occurring and emerging infections, as well as potential agents of bioterrorism.”

    The lab was also intended to work on “developing a vaccine program focusing on basic and translational research” related to viruses of pandemic potential that are at risk of being “weaponized,” including SARS. After the creation of the lab was initially announced, the project expanded, eventually becoming UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research, which was launched in 2007.

    The opening of both this lab and UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research was made reality thanks to the efforts of the main authors of the June 2001 Dark Winter bioterror simulation, a controversial exercise that eerily predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks as well as the initial, yet bogus, narrative that Iraq and Islamic extremist terror groups were responsible for those attacks. However, the anthrax used in the attacks was later revealed to be of US military origin. As noted in Part I of this series, participants in the Dark Winter exercise had foreknowledge of the anthrax attacks.

    In 2003, the Center for Biosecurity was set up at UPMC partially at the request of Jeffrey Romoff to be “the country’s only think tank and research center devoted to the prevention and handling of biological attacks,” with UPMC’s Center for Vaccine Research being the hub of a new “biodefense research” lab network Henderson was setting up and managing at the time. That network remains technically managed by the Fauci-led NIAID.

    Such experiments, like this study by Duprex, involved the genetic engineering of three viral pathogen strains and then seeing which would become most transmissible and virulent in an animal host. Such studies are often referred to as gain-of-function (GOF) research and are incredibly controversial given that they often create pathogens that are more virulent and/or transmissible than they otherwise would be.

    Duprex led an INTERCEPT study published in February of this year in which he and his coauthors explored how to create a synthetic TIP of the Nipah virus, a deadly virus with a fatality rate of over 70 percent. In that study, they used both wild and genetically engineered strains of Nipah virus. Notably, the Clade X pandemic simulation, which will be discussed in detail in the next installment of this series, involved a genetically engineered combination of the Nipah virus and a parainfluenza disease.

    Or is there perhaps a more nefarious motive to genetically engineering something as bizarre as Corona-thrax?

    While the latter question may appear conspiratorial, it is worth pointing out that the institutions most likely to have been the sources for the anthrax used in the 2001 anthrax attacks were conducting GOF research on anthrax funded by the Pentagon and the CIA that was justified as “improving” the controversial anthrax vaccine known as BioThrax.

    Though Event 201 has garnered considerable scrutiny in recent months, another but less well-known exercise in 2018 that involved O’Toole and Inglesby, examined how a bioterror attack involving a genetically engineered pathogen could trigger a Continuity of Government (CoG) scenario, a government roadmap for the imposition of martial law in the United States. As other investigative series of mine have noted, there have recently been a myriad of intelligence agency–linked simulations that predict the imminent imposition of martial law in the United States following the 2020 election.

    It is also notable that George W. Bush’s controversial and classified update to CoG plans in 2007, known as Executive Directive 51, was directly inspired by Dark Winter, and Barack Obama’s subsequent executive orders on CoG gave near-complete control of American infrastructure to the Department of Homeland Security in a such a situation.

    …numerous and recent “predictions” from US government sources, controversial billionaires such as Bill Gates, and a web of individuals tied to UPMC who have warned that a bioterror attack or related public health catastrophe is set to take place in the United States in the latter half of 2020.

  21. Biff says:
    @Alfred

    A US utility patent is valid for 20 years from the date of submittal. If the patent was granted in 2002, it has probably already expired.

    Did you learn math at a government institution?

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @JasonT
    , @Alfred
  22. @JasonT

    #fraudci deserves to hang with a noose woven from old masks.

    The Orange Golfbag is too dumb or cowardly to fire the SOB.

  23. Walter says:

    In 2000 the odd urgency of bush/gore fiasco preceded the magic airplanes and miraculous demolitions, and the already prepared enabling act. Since massive demolitions require at least a year to organize it’s fairly obvious that the urgency of getting Bush 43 “elected” was related to the subsequent events, prerequisite.

    Now we have had a similar urgency that evidently required the most obviously rigged election in history (Patrick Armstrong).

    It seems like a good bet that this phony “election” outcome is also prerequisite to some new false flag assault on the Constitution and on the People.

    Minding FDR, “There are no coincidences.”

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Aardvark
  24. theMann says:
    @Michael888

    Especially the War Crimes part:

    Torture- including psychological torture such as prolonged isolation.

    Mass incarceration without charge.

    Wanton destruction of private property

    Interference with freedom to travel

    Medical experimentation without informed consent ( that would be vaccinating without sufficient trials, failure to inform of consequences to mRNA experimental vaccines and so forth)

    And every single one of these crimes are quite properly death penalty offenses.

  25. I can’t help myself here, but the Penn Stater of old in me would point out it is Pitt. The Pennsylvanian in me is like they are playing with ANTHRAX? UMPC might be considerably west of me, but they are buying up the local hospitals that Penn State and Penn aren’t. My two guesses here are they want to kill us, and are trying to mimic the success of botox/botulinum. All I do know is that the American allopathy is a Rockefeller creation. Healing has never been goal. Management of your ever increasing illnesses has. GOF with anthrax sounds like a gift that keeps giving for the medical profession.

    • Agree: Thim
  26. theMann says:
    @Ghali

    Ah, not really. You are blaming the society that is America, instead of holding individuals accountable for their behavior. When at least half the people in the USA could stand to drop 50 pounds, society didn’t do that to them, they shoveled all that food down their own pie holes. Unless somebody is sneaking around at night force feeding them….

    One of the worst aspects of CoronaFraud is they truly pernicious notion that I can make you sick. How convenient that so many people can blame anybody but themselves for their health, and remain completely irresponsible.

    • Agree: Trickster, Oemiktlob
    • Replies: @Liza
    , @Peripatetic Itch
    , @Dumbo
  27. JasonT says:
    @Biff

    Alfred may very well be correct. If the patent was granted in 2002 it was likely filed no later than 1999. A three year pendency before grant is pretty normal. If it was filed in 1999, the expiration date would be in 2019 (20 years after filing), subject to any Patent Term Adjustment that may have accrued.

  28. Ugetit says:

    While they’re busy engineering contagion, they’re also busy otherwise. From a link in the above article.:

    Ignoring not only the governor’s order but also an open protest letter signed by 291 of their own doctors, UPMC decided on March 20 that the 40 hospitals they control would continue conducting elective surgeries.

    At a press conference, UPMC tried to justify its decision by asserting that there were only five known COVID-19 cases in the Pittsburgh area at the time, and that, despite insufficient numbers of tests, they were monitoring the situation closely.

    https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/july-august-2020/elite-hospitals-have-an-epidemic-of-greed/

  29. Trickster says:

    Psssssst. Here is a cheap and no adverse effect vaccine against ALL germs:

    -Stop smoking, drinking and using drugs
    -Avoid coffee, tea, sodas and all fast food and junk food
    -Exercise daily
    -Watch what you eat
    -Eat mostly vegetables, fruits and nuts raw
    -Avoid cooked food
    -Eat when hungry and not every 20 minutes
    -Eat sparingly.low quantity and high quality
    -Allow at least 6 hours between meals
    -Get enough sleep
    -Avoid stress including the one from buying on credit
    -Get rid of the people who pull you down
    -Ignore the shit the media puts out
    -Stay away from social media which is even more rubbish than MSM

    The state of affairs is like this. The processed food industry makes you sick and big Pharma supplies the drug which is supposed to make you well. These “alleviate” the symptoms of Disease A and generate another disease B which requires another drug. The dope for A and B cause C and so we go but the Doctor (or rather the Pharma salesman) is not giving you more dope but “fine tuning” your “meds” LOL.

    We now have people who need a schedule to determine which pill, when and how much. Big Business gets you one way or the other.

    Complain all you want but if we paid attention to our health these organizations would crumble. The majority abuse themselves and will continue to do so because they are lazy and undisciplined and Big Daddy will continue to abuse those who abuse themselves…under the guise of helping them.

    People who look after themselves need never worry about sickness and “viruses”. The majority wont and need not blame the fast food industry, Pharma, the medical profession or anyone else.

    Want to know who is to blame : Look in the mirror !

    • Agree: Alfred, ruralguy
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
    , @Nancy
  30. @No Friend Of The Devil

    As I recall, the devastating polio outbreaks of the 40’s and 50’s were very likely intimately linked with the widening usage of DDT, which (like many organochlorine-based pesticides) happened to cause neurological degeneration and disease, and in DDT’s case, certain devastating changes in the neurological structure of the spinal cord (called anterior horn cells), allowing the polio virus easy access to where it could do its real dirty work. I cannot find the link to the article that proposed this idea quite eloquently, but I can cite an article from the A. Weston Price Foundation that gives some factual background that is completely consistent with the theory espousing a DDT-polio connection, although the core ideas expressed in the linked AWPF article, I strongly disagree with (that polio virus as such isn’t proven; see here: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/environmental-toxins/pesticides-and-polio-a-critique-of-scientific-literature/)

    Of course, every single thing you said in your post was and is 100% true. Better nutrition and improved hygiene in food and water supplies is absolutely critical in suppressing/eliminating polio outbreaks, as it is with so many communicable diseases. Western peoples have forgotten about how open sewers were common in most of the world not too long ago, and still are today in the third world. Vaccines are a bandage compared to the real cure for most of these terrible afflictions: better nutrition and improved public/private hygiene.

    Interestingly, most of the founders in the modern vaccine movement openly acknowledged this, it’s just the Pig Pharma greed-heads in today’s world, and arrogant assholes like Psycho-Billy Gates and the sycophantic presstitues in the MSM that adore him and Fauci, that try to frame the issues as one where vaccines are the savior, not building necessary infrastructure and providing the basic necessities for the least fortunate among us to grow and be relatively healthy. Perish the thought!.

    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch
  31. A 21 billion dollar corporation, albeit charitable, which pays a salary of less than 1/10 of 1 percent to its CEO for putting the whole shebang together doesn’t seem outrageous… judge him for his bad behavior rather than his paycheck.

  32. Trickster says:

    I thought this entire Corona thing was already settled by KArlin’s analysis. We really should thank him because he predicted millions would die but todate it seems I am more likely to slip on a wintry sidewalk or be murdered than contract the virus. Karlin can take credit for saving millions of lives. May he and his sword live forever in immortality and his frowsy clothes sent to the Smithsonian !

    To date I dont know anyone who had died of the virus and the nearby hospital is deserted rather than over flowing as the press suggests. However I could be wrong as I am not an expert but merely saddled with burdensome commonsense.

    Lets look at this circus:
    -Wear masks……………….the virus spreads
    -Wear triple masks……..the virus spreads
    -Designer masks………….virus spreads
    -Plastic shields……….same old same old
    -Social distance……..the virus spreads
    -Lock down………….the virus spreads
    -Vaccine………still spreading
    -Booster shots………….to avoid more spreading
    -Mutant virus from Britain………..???
    -Mutant virus from Africa………??
    – A new vaccine needed??
    -A new booster shot needed ??
    -Another lockdown…………….!!!!

    The show must go on and we wonder WHAT NEXT ! Perhaps a “new” virus and accompanying vaccine and booster. Plastic overalls and hermetically sealed space helmets with oxygen tanks ?? You have to give the credit to the few who fuck with the many.

    What a charade !

    • Agree: NomadDad
  33. Vaccinations are a scam and a racket for the profit of big pharma and the covid-19 is a complete scam and psyop which exists only in the minds of the psyopaths at the Rockefeller Foundation, the Gates Foundation, the WHO, the World Economic Forum, the NIH, UN Agenda 2030, etc, etc..

    To top it all off the covid vaccinations contain messenger RNA which will change a persons DNA by hijacking the bodies cells and cause them to churn out non-human proteins which invade the blood and these proteins cause the body to attack itself.

    Covid-19 is the biggest scam and psyop in the history of the world and has been implanted into the minds of the believers by the biggest hypnosis and mind control program aka MK-ULTRA, by the use of fear and hysteria by continually bombarding the people 24/7 with the constant drum beat of the so called covid-19 and the need for the genocide vaccination to prevent a virus that is non existant, except in the minds of the victims of mind control and now like the victims of Jim Jones they are lining up to drink the kool-aid aka vaccinations.

    The scale of the this covid-19 scam boggles the mind, the scale of the evil boogles the mind, those behind this scam are the most evil bastards to ever walk the earth.

    • Agree: Alfred, NomadDad
  34. Aardvark says:
    @Walter

    If there is to be a false flag event… and it seems like there is already one proposal out there:

    If Trump somehow gets seated it will be hung around his neck.
    If Biden gets seated the MSPC (Main Stream Propaganda Complex) won’t implicate Biden… unless that is their pathway to also removing him to pave the way for Harris…

    • Replies: @Walter
  35. Alfred says:
    @Biff

    Did you learn math at a government institution?

    According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it takes about 22 months to get patent approval after going through the steps to file a patent. If you’re eligible for a prioritized examination for plant and utility patents, known as Track One, you might get approval in six to 12 months. This costs \$1,000 to \$4,000. According to other sources, approval length could be up to 25 months in the United States and 37 months in Canada.

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Patent?

    • Replies: @ruralguy
  36. ruralguy says:

    That’s funny, .. the evil people lurk in corners. Try looking around at your fellow Americans, if you can. 42% of adults are obese, so I find looking at them as rather revolting. If you look in their medicine cabinets, you’ll find them chock full of drugs to handle the ensuing health problems. In 1970, the per capita expenditure on health care was \$353 per person. Today, it is \$11,582. Every few days, I must drive by a sign saying 1 out of 5 American children are hungry. Yeah, right. Show me a single child in the U.S. who is starving. Those billboards never mention an uglier and truthful fact — more than 2 of 5 adults are obese. There is no conspiracy to destroy American’s health. It’s in plain sight, if you care to look at it.

    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  37. anon[171] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s very simple. UPMC is using anthrax because to get it you basically run down to the army surplus store. Anthrax is a banned biological weapon. The CIA mad scientists billeted at Dugway cooked it up. They’re busted, everybody knows it. So they scared to try that again.

    They didn’t need much of it to scare Leahy and Daschle, and the Russians negated it with vaccines. It’s just sitting the freezer like that meat loaf you got. So CIA started looking to top up their covert-ops slush fund by licensing it. It’s just like when Hummers became useless when Afghans started blowing the bottoms out of them, then we could all buy Hummers!

    Soon we’re going to have organic essential anthrax-oil skin care products.

    • LOL: TheTrumanShow
  38. Liza says:
    @theMann

    Ah, not really. You are blaming the society that is America, instead of holding individuals accountable for their behavior. When at least half the people in the USA could stand to drop 50 pounds, society didn’t do that to them, they shoveled all that food down their own pie holes. Unless somebody is sneaking around at night force feeding them….

    One of the worst aspects of CoronaFraud is they truly pernicious notion that I can make you sick. How convenient that so many people can blame anybody but themselves for their health, and remain completely irresponsible

    .

    Flu or any kind (or the lesser version known as a “cold”) is an infection. Your body’s way of trying to set things right, a kind of cleanout and rebalancing. Not a disease as such. However, this is true about the corona business: probably 90% of the dopes you & I have to share this planet with believe (it is like a religion) that just be breathing near you, I am going to kill you.

    All those fatties with 50 or more excess pounds – I would say they are overeating because of metabolic disorders. They can’t help themselves. It is not a simple matter of eating properly and losing weight; with these people, the weight simply will not come off; or they lose a bit and it just stops. So they give in to their severe cravings. This widespread condition is far more serious than the kind of fattiness that comes from sitting around and not exercising enough.

    On one side of my family (aunts, uncles, grandparents) they just shovelled food in by the ton and they could not stop. Late in life a couple of them were found to have serious thyroid conditions. But all the fkg Drs. did was tell them to behave and eat correctly. Right.

  39. ruralguy says:
    @Alfred

    That’s a fair estimate, but the Patent Office seems to be in shambles. In my case, one of my patents was rejected by an Afghani refugee patent examiner who couldn’t speak English. Neither I nor my patent attorney could understand a word of the maybe 20 words of English that he spoke. He had no grasp of patent law or the subject, either. He supposedly had a college degree, but when I talked to him, it was obvious this was faked. His work was reviewed by his manager, but this manager deferred to him, effectively giving this refugee trainee full signature authority to reject and accept. He didn’t like us, so he rejected it. There was no logical required explanation. My patent attorney just shook his head. He had spent years in college and law school, studying this field, just to see his field destroyed the the Democratic do-gooders in the Patent Office. What’s especially ironic is that he himself is a Democrat.

    • Replies: @JasonT
  40. @theMann

    When at least half the people in the USA could stand to drop 50 pounds, society didn’t do that to them, they shoveled all that food down their own pie holes.

    Sorry, but your simplistic understanding of human health and nutrition comes from the same big-media propaganda that everyone else is subjected to. We don’t know, as a society, what causes obesity. We do know, however, that Big Pharma has a financial interest in treating it as well as a myriad other forms of ill-health so common in developed societies. They also fund the so-called authorities who tell you how to live your life as well as the so-called journalists and editors who tell you every day who are the experts you should be believing. The ones who tell you that you need the vaccine yesterday.

    There are hormones that regulate hunger and satiety, and they are as susceptible to environmental disturbance and bad nutrition as every other function of your existence. Never forget thalidomide. Just a case in point.

    • Agree: Liza
  41. Gates is not a “controversial billionaire”.

    He is the spider at the center of this vast web of institutional connections called “global health”, a phenomenon largely of his own creation.

    Until this is addressed in a systematic manner, it’s pin the tail on the donkey.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
  42. @Trickster

    Get lots of fresh air and sunlight, too.

    Sunlight makes vitamin D. Vitamin D is a hormone. There are Vitamin D receptors on every cell in your body. They are not there for decoration.

    Go hungry occasionally.

    Think for yourself.

    • Replies: @Trickster
  43. BDS says:
    @onebornfree

    I got as far as “Anne Frank”

    • Agree: Richard B
  44. Walter says:
    @Aardvark

    Nothing to argue about that, amigo. The Greek term for the scapegoat is Pharmacos. Any schmuck will do, given the proper exploitation.

    I was being cheeky when I said “if”.

    Just about the only way the superdooperfalse flag attack won’t happen is if the heavens prevent a false flag by sending a real flag attack first.

    Actually, depending on the calculus of the Chinese and the Russians (especially the Russians), there might be a genuine attack – let’s recall Comrade President Putin’s dictum…”when a fight is inevitable, strike first.”

    And it may have already happened… see Dances With Bears…”RUSSIAN CODE SUPREMACY MEANS THERE’S ONLY ONE SECRET THE US GOVERNMENT HAS LEFT – THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO SECRETS FROM RUSSIA”

    This means that “Ivan” knows who is naughty and who is not…and everything else, both which Russians are traitors and which Americans too, names, addresses, the whole magillah.

    Like Ripper said at Burpelson AFB “two can play at at game”.

    On the 26th George Blake died…he said in 2017 that the job of the FSB was “Russian spies have been tasked with “the difficult and critical mission” of safeguarding the world from self-destruction due to the continued threat of nuclear war.” “It’s a true battle between good and evil,” he said at the time.

    Offhand, that sounds like spiking the cannons. That would be done by?

    Quiz Friday.

    …………………

    The obesity is mostly from poor diet loaded with sugar and grease – Like Marx said, circumstance, environment.

  45. Oemiktlob says:
    @ruralguy

    Refined sugars are the biggest contributor to obesity nowadays and it’s in just about everything we consume everywhere.

    I discovered this open-secret from bodybuilders and totally eliminated it (as in zero refined sugar intake) from my diet ~ a year-and-a-half ago along with a significant increase in my daily lean protein and good carbs consumption. Within 4 weeks I had dropped 30 pounds. Within 6 weeks I had dropped 50 pounds and could see my abs again. First time I’ve seen them defined since I was ~ 30 yrs old (I’m 54 now) and all I did was make a few changes in my nutrition regimen, no gym. It hasn’t been easy to maintain it due to temptations of certain foods that I like but I allow myself one “cheater meal” a week and I’ve been able to maintain and will never go back to eating industrial food again regularly. The whole experience changed how everyone around me looks at me, especially my wife, and I learned alot about myself.

    Oh, and although I wasn’t anywhere near obese I have shared what I do with some who are and it worked for them too. Bottom line is get rid of the refined sugars because they wreak havoc on the human body, the mind and the spirit.

    And just fyi, other than getting rid of the refined sugars intake consume lean protein daily equal to your body weight in grams. If you weigh 200 pounds, take in 200 grams of lean protein and fat will melt off.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
    , @ruralguy
  46. Dumbo says:
    @theMann

    You could make the case that obesity/fast food kills much – MUCH – more than corona. But (thankfully?) they are not (yet?) policing what people eat or do not eat (maybe this will happen later – I know it’s in their plans. Only they don’t want us to eat healthier, but in even worse ways.)

    The most depressive aspect of corona, I think, is how most people, even intelligent people with graduate degrees and so on, do very little critical thinking and fall for this obvious farce.

    • Agree: Mustapha Mond, Nancy
  47. Pandora says:

    Barbarians have been earth predators for eons, cannibalizing is the unfortunate reality. Our human being species in rapid devolution has been and is predictable. The worship of an idea named money, is truly not higher intelligence.

    I Ching, Hua Ching Ni, talks about Astral Beings who came to earth until the mass murdering (war) and superstitions, caused human life forms to not be sane.

    Maybe the worst of human specie can be transported into another energy field to be healed. Our minds are truly super powerful and so there it tis.

  48. Trickster says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Great extra guidelines and of course I agree. Good health is so simple but I dont see much of it around. No pill on earth is going to give one the benefit of all these factors working in symphony.

    Advertising has convinced the multitude otherwise and no one stops to see the consequences of following Big Daddy’s advice.

    My neighbour tells me he is so grateful the politicians have shut down everything. Yet he can see the nearby hospital is deserted, knows no one who has died of the virus and is fixated on infections rather than deaths. And this is a well educated and successful retiree ! MSM has convinced him we are on the verge of a worldwide plague.

    So here we are ! Stupidity rules and no amount of reason has any effect. We abuse ourselves in every way and blame the other fellow.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  49. Liza says:
    @BDS

    LOL. I guess that I didn’t get as far as you did. She is so aggressive that I just couldn’t listen to her anymore. Comes across as a smartass. Settle down, girly, and get a bit more professional.

    • Agree: Richard B
  50. @onebornfree

    She’s had a few vids banned from YouTube, but fans have uploaded them to BitChute, while urging her to use alternate platforms. Here’s one that lasted a few days, was loved, then censored for opposing Santa Klaus-Schwab’s narrative:



    Here are others: https://www.bitchute.com/hashtag/whatsherface/

  51. R2b says:
    @R2b

    Have I written this?
    Have to read it once again.
    Have.
    It was some time ago.
    I stand.
    Have you all critcal mass woken up?
    Blow it out!!!

  52. @Liza

    A lot of her stuff is funny, and this desperate deception might be a good place to put aside pettiness. She’s not a professional – just a citizen. Our presumptuous, genocidal, psychopathic rulers are aggressive, too, if you haven’t noticed.

    • Replies: @Liza
  53. @Oemiktlob

    As a former California state champion powerlifter and life-long bodybuilder, I can attest to the fact that everything you said was 100% correct. It truly is almost like magic.

    But…….

    High protein diets require that practitioners thereof drink a shit-load of pure, unadulterated H2O every single day, without fail. And you may do just that. If so, right on, pardner.

    However, I see the ketogenic and high-protein diets being espoused in various places and rarely see the critical corollary: you must also drink a ton of pure, clean water to flush the kidneys and allow the waste to clear the bowels with as little damage to the lining thereof as possible. These are massive amounts of acids we are talking about here, and that much acid can dramatically alter the gut biome if not attended to properly. High intake of green leafys can help with alkalizing, as can baking soda therapy, but nothing, and I mean nothing, can beat simple good old pure water for cleansing and purification of our various systems.

    As for the quantity of water, if you drink more than a gallon per day (as I do; two, actually), I would also recommend that you add a small amount of Himalayan rock salt, as unprocessed as possible, to insure adequate re-mineralization, as that much water consumption also flushes out critical electrolytes along with all the nasties, and thus electrolyte replacement should be constant. A dash with every glass of water is all you need. My sodium levels are always very low whenever my doctor does my yearly blood panels.

    Done correctly, the ketogenic and high-protein diets are life savers. I have lived like that for decades. It works. Glad it has worked so well for you, too. Keep spreading the word.

    • Thanks: Thim
    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  54. @onebornfree

    I think we’ve found the trans version of Nick Fuentes.

  55. Oemiktlob says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    Hey! Thanks for your insights, I will look into the info you provided. Always willing to learn more.

    And, yes, I do drink alot of water, I just “glossed-over” some of the specifics (though important as you point out) to focus on the refined sugar issue. And, yes, “magic” is certainly an appropriate term here because that is truly what the losses were like. I almost couldn’t believe it (although I did believe the regimen would work because of my sources saying it would), pounds literally came off practically overnight and what little flabby fat I did have disappeared like magic. I could go on because the whole experience made me realize what a scam the marketed diets are and how profitable those companies are. If more people realized how relatively inexpensive burning fat is by letting their own body do it and exposing lean muscle, those companies would be close to bankrupt. Haha! It can be difficult due to old habits dying hard and temptation but like anything, if you really want the result, you will do it. I’m really happy with where I’m at and my wife loves it too. Lol!

    Thanks and best to you.

    • Thanks: Mustapha Mond
  56. @Trickster

    People who hold degrees aren’t any less susceptible to accepting propaganda, you only need to tailor it differently. Those unfortunates who spend their days watching the Jerry Springer show and listening to Howard Stern only need to be convinced brand A cold medicine works better than brand B by the commercial host’s wearing a white smock jacket to convince them that he or she is really a doctor or scientist. To convince those with degrees to accept something, you just need to appeal to what they consider to be a prestigious source to give it an air of acceptability. Just say that the person who is putting forth the idea that brand A works better than brand B has a PhD and graduated Magna Cum Laude from MIT, Harvard or Yale and you have them hooked.

    • Replies: @TheTrumanShow
  57. Pfflyer says:

    I’m so grateful for this article and so many in-depth comments!
    Aren’t the uber-wealthy worried about pathogens escaping their labs and infecting them? Research is so fraught with incompetence it seems a given.

  58. There is a very critical piece of misinformation in this essay: that in January of 2020 UPMC was at work on a SARS-COV-2 vaccine “before there was a single case of COVID in PA.” We now know COVID was being transmitted in the USA in the fall of 2019. By January of 2020 there had probably been millions of cases of COVID in PA. In mid January 2020, 7% of the population of Michigan, over 700,000 people, were suffering “flu like symptoms”. Though I was never tested, since there were no tests available, I came to realize, based on my peculiar symptoms, that I endured a case of COVID in late January 2020. Antibody testing in March and April in CA and NY indicated millions of people had already had COVID. If people only realized they made it thru the winter of 2019-2020 without being locked-d0wn, or even fearful of COVID, there would be a lot more resistance to the draconian “response”, and more skepticism about the reported deaths.

    • Replies: @KA
  59. KA says:
    @Czoykowski

    UPMC was not privy to that information in Jan 2020. None was . None knew the importance of those flu symptoms in MI .

    Who knew would provide , could provide a necessary opening into the bio lab’s activities .

    Actually planning in January points to insider information about the potential of the virus as a mass killer with rapid global transmission capacity , that needs to be explored . Why did UPMC zero on this effort of finding a vaccine so early ?

    This raises question what made them chose this outbreak still limited to China ,S Asia as potential
    minefield for profits from grants , researches ,and marketing and from collaborating with other mega behemoth of the fields of vaccine development.

    The dropping of Adenovirus vector , then dropping of measles vector and subsequent research with anthrax as vector points to much darker possibility of motives of careless bioengineering of virus
    generating epidemic and then offering a vaccine to make a killing .

    • Replies: @TheTrumanShow
  60. @Joe Paluka

    “People who hold degrees aren’t any less susceptible to accepting propaganda, you only need to tailor it differently… and you have them hooked.”

    Some, or maybe most, yes; but fortunately not all.

  61. Richard B says:
    @Richard B

    By the way, Hats off to Paul O’Neill for calling out Romoff.

    Speaking of Romoff, he looks like a parody of himself. What a creep.

  62. @KA

    “Actually planning in January points to insider information about the potential of the virus as a mass killer with rapid global transmission capacity.”

    Appreciate what you’re getting at here, but the phrases “… the virus as a mass killer with rapid global transmission capacity…” seem more like predictive programming — given the CDC’s more than 99% Covid-19 survival rates for all age groups. More likely the “insiders” were just seeding the markets with the desired/preferred expectations.

  63. Nancy says:
    @Trickster

    Looks like good advice, including getting outside : ), however, slipping in a high-five for the multi-pronged, well funded, Big Boys’ overwhelming campaign against meat (especially red) (“-Eat mostly vegetables, fruits and nuts raw”), puts one on the side of the anti-health ‘enemies’… fake food, sugar/starch, Pill pushers, et al.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
  64. Liza says:
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    A lot of her stuff is funny, and this desperate deception might be a good place to put aside pettiness. She’s not a professional – just a citizen. Our presumptuous, genocidal, psychopathic rulers are aggressive, too, if you haven’t noticed.

    It is hard to disagree with you. I guess I am just an old fashioned girl who is kind of taken aback at her style. If a man was saying the same things, I probably would not blink an eye. I should’ve gone extinct with the dinosaurs.

  65. @ImaBotKnot

    Beautiful, but you neglected to include the Stanford Research Institute.. and it all boils down to “The Aquarian Project” and the “British Invasion”. It’s been ongoing hell but “The Time Has Come” as attested to by the Chambers Brothers. They were played hard and Lester got stiffed…

  66. @Liza

    Thank you for your unexpectedly kind and thoughtful reply. Actually, girls like you are dinosaurs, obliterated by a metaphysical asteroid, comprised of ideologies. I may be wrong, but you leave the impression that you’re really not as old-fashioned as you say; you somehow sound as if you haven’t done the quite old-fashioned thing of producing more of your kind. In other words, you are extinct.

    • Replies: @Liza
  67. Liza says:
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    I have husband and offspring. No grandchildren as yet, though I am old enough. With things being the way they are, I am kind of hoping I will not become one. It is heartbreaking, though. I don’t want any grandchild of mine to suffer. This would not be garden variety suffering that the younger generations are in for, as far as I can tell (barring a miracle.).

    Now, why would you say that I sound as if I haven’t done the old fashioned thing of reproducing myself? That was not called for.

    And, I repeat, I don’t like that mouthy girl and her video. Indeed, you don’t have to even be “old fashioned” to dislike her.

  68. JasonT says:
    @ruralguy

    I am a patent agent, and your assessment of the USPTO is only partially correct at this point in time. There are certainly a large number of extremely poor examiners, and you ran into one of them, but there are still a large number of very good ones. The very good ones, though, are almost retirement age, so your assessment will be almost wholly correct within a decade, or two at the outside.

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