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  • Sierra Vista firm gets contract for part of border wall construction

    09/09/2017 9:21:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Andrew Nicla, Cronkite News
    SIERRA VISTA – A Hispanic-owned construction company from Sierra Vista won one of four contracts awarded this week to build prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks. KWR Construction Inc. was chosen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build a demonstration section of wall near San Diego using materials other than concrete. The award comes a week after CBP awarded four contracts for wall prototypes made of concrete, one of which was won by Fisher Industries of Tempe. Construction on all the prototypes should begin this fall...
  • Second Skin" Could Protect Troops From Chemical, Biological Agents

    08/07/2016 11:12:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Aug 4, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    awrence Livermore National Laboratory is working on using carbon nanotubes to create a barrier that would be impenetrable to chemical and biological agents, but still water-permeable. The result could make suits designed to protect against chemical and biological threats more comfortable—and effective—for long-term wear. ... Each of the tubes has a diameter of less than five nanometers. For reference, there are about 254,000,000 nanometers in a single inch. Less than five nanometers, it turns out, is the sweet spot that allows water to pass through the fabric while keeping out chemical agents, viruses, and most microscopic organisms. The result is...
  • AP: ISIS exploiting power vacuum in Iraq to create chemical, biological, weapons

    11/19/2015 12:02:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/15 | Robert Laurie
    Consequences and legacies. There are few things that strike terror in the heart of the intelligence community like the thought of ISIS with a weapon of mass destruction. To understand, all you have to do is look at the horrors they’ve wrought with machetes, matches, and gas cans, then picture them with chemical or biological capabilities. The left likes to pretend they’re a bunch of misfits wandering the desert, but according to the AP (and French President Hollande) that’s far from the case. If we don’t stop them now, we may be facing the “worst case scenario.” ISIS has, allegedly,...
  • Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelope Leaves 120,000 Dead in a Month

    06/07/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 53 replies
    Revolution News ^ | 06/03/2015 | Jennifer Baker
    Kazakhstan – An aerial survey conducted as part of a national monitoring program earlier this year estimated that the saiga antelope population numbered approximately 250,000 animals prior to this mass die-off, which has therefore halved the total population in about one month. snip The animals die within hours of showing symptoms, which include depression, diarrhea and frothing at the mouth.
  • muslim-plotted-to-kill-100000-in-chemical-attack

    05/11/2013 8:44:59 PM PDT · by Hardraade · 18 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2013.05.10 | Unspecified
    Title has it.
  • Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control

    12/22/2012 7:24:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Debka ^ | December 22, 2012
    The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.” He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept close watch over its chemical arsenal.” Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report: The Russian foreign minister’s statement was a message to Washington that the transfer of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction...
  • Just How Deadly Is Assad's Arsenal? (Much Worse Than You Can Imagine)

    11/22/2012 4:54:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed
    The latest estimates say that the Assad regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas, a blister agent, and large stockpiles of sarin and possibly VX, both of which are nerve agents -- all of which can be launched by Scud missiles, artillery, or aircraft, according to Charles Blair, a specialist in chemical and biological weapons at the Federation of American Scientists. "I've heard that Syria has 100 to 200 missiles with nerve agents loaded and ready to go, but that seems extreme," said Blair, noting that the nerve agents are usually stored separately from the weapons and that exact...
  • Are ‘Pheromone Parties’ New Trend in Biological Matchmaking?

    04/17/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/17/12 | Liz Klimas
    First impressions often include nice eyes, a great laugh or a beautiful smile, but a relatively new dating technique could eliminate all physical and personality snap judgements and pair partners based on smell preferences. It’s called a Pheromone Party. Participants are asked to wear the same shirt to bed — sans deodorant or perfume — for three nights. The shirts are placed in their own bag, then passed around at a party were the guests choose their date by most the attractive smell. If we’re basing this solely on pheromones though, the smell itself shouldn’t really make too much of...
  • Warren Buffett's Greatest Fear: An Inevitable Nuclear, Chemical Or Biological Attack On The US

    02/27/2012 6:44:34 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 5+ views
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2012 | Simone Foxman
    Warren Buffett's Greatest Fear: An Inevitable Nuclear, Chemical Or Biological Attack On The US Simone FoxmanFebuary 27, 2012In an hours-long interview with CNBC this morning, Warren Buffett admitted that his biggest fear for the U.S. economy is not growth, public debt, Europe, or any of the many threats that generally top economists' worry lists. It's actually a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. Even so, an American baby is probably the luckiest person in the world today. From the interview: CNBC's Becky Quick: Overall you are very optimistic about the future not only of this country but of the stock market....
  • Georgia men charged with plotting to make ricin

    11/01/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011 | Colleen Jenkins
    Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested four Georgia men accused of plotting to buy explosives and produce a deadly biological toxin to attack fellow U.S. citizens and government officials. The Justice Department said the men were members of a fringe domestic militia group and had planned to manufacture ricin for use in their attacks. The men attended meetings starting in March where they discussed carrying out crimes, including murder, in order to undermine federal and state government, prosecutors said. The targets included local police, federal government buildings and employees of agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. (snip) At a meeting...
  • 4 charged with plot to produce ricin, buy explosives

    11/01/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | Nov. 1, 2011
    Four men from Georgia have been arrested and charged in an alleged plot to purchase explosives and to manufacture ricin, a biological toxin, with the intent to attack U.S. citizens, according to the Justice Department.
  • Activists want new biological opinion set [Enviros attacking Military again]

    04/22/2011 4:25:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    TUCSON — A lawyer for environmental activists wants a federal judge to order two U.S. agencies — The Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army — to renegotiate a biological opinion concerning the San Pedro River and its environs contending the two entities have failed to follow the Endangered Species Act. The plaintiff’s attorney, McCrystie Adams, said the continuing growth in the Sierra Vista area is caused by the existence of Fort Huachuca and as more people come to the area, they “are draining the aquifer year after year.” However, a U.S. Department of Justice attorney contends all the requirements...
  • Petition seeks wolf reintroduction across country

    07/20/2010 1:53:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies · 2+ views
    ap ^ | July 20, 2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition now before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity say ...
  • Environmental group (The Center for Biological Diversity) sues California to halt logging

    01/29/2010 3:31:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 313+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/29/10 | Margot Roosevelt
    Will clear-cutting forests increase global warming? That's a contentious issue as California, which is seeking to slash its carbon footprint, wrestles over rules to manage the state's private forests. The Center for Biological Diversity, a Tucson-based environmental group, this week filed lawsuits against the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in seven California counties to halt logging plans for 5,000 acres across the Sierra Nevada and Cascade regions. The group contends that the agency approved the projects without properly analyzing carbon emissions and climate consequences under the California Environmental Quality Act. "Clear-cutting is an abysmal practice that should have...
  • Executive Order -- Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack

    01/02/2010 4:03:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 30, 2009 Executive Order -- Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack ESTABLISHING FEDERAL CAPABILITY FOR THE TIMELY PROVISION OF MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES FOLLOWING A BIOLOGICAL ATTACK By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to plan and prepare for the timely provision...
  • Subway airflow tests to prepare T for possible terror attacks

    12/06/2009 3:13:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 908+ views ^ | December 5, 2009 02:55 PM | Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff
    SNIPPET: "A team of researchers convened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began a series of tests today at 20 MBTA stations to determine how airborne contaminants would spread in a terrorist attack on Boston's subway system." SNIPPET: "The findings will help guide the design of future detection systems and help strengthen evacuation, ventilation, and other emergency response plans on mass transit across the country. "We hope to use the data from the two to come up with a model to predict the behavior (of chemicals) in other subway systems," Lustig said."
  • Diocese receives threat involving holy water

    05/24/2009 8:53:24 AM PDT · by mware · 24 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | May 13, 2009 | By ELAINE ROSE, Staff Writer
    Catholic churches in southern New Jersey are taking extra precautions since the Diocese of Camden received a letter saying biological agents would be placed in holy-water fonts and ventilation systems, a diocesan spokesman said Tuesday. The diocese received an anonymous letter last week threatening to put biological contaminants in Catholic churches in New Jersey, said Andrew Walton, a spokesman for the diocese. The letter, which was mailed May 1 and has a Bellmawr postmark, was received in the Camden office May 4 and opened May 5. The letter has been turned over to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, which is...
  • DHS Foresees Widespread Panic After WMD Attack (From September 08 - Think about it now!)

    03/12/2009 6:20:23 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 25 replies · 939+ views
    NTI Global Security Newswire ^ | 9/24/08 | Natl Journal Group
    The U.S. Homeland Security Department warned in a secret 2006 document that victims of a potential WMD attack might be few in number relative to people who imagine injuries resulting from the event, United Press International reported today (see GSN, May 1). The document states that low confidence in the leaders of an affected area could amplify public panic following a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. "Mass psychogenic illness (can) spread rapidly throughout a population," the document says, describing the ailment as a “phenomenon in which social trauma or anxiety combines with a suspicious event to produce psychosomatic symptoms,...
  • Kuwaiti Professor Fantasizes Of A Biological Attack On The White House (youtube)

    02/18/2009 7:29:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 590+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/18/09 | Memri
    Video of a Kuwaiti "Professor" waxing poetic on his love for humanity.
  • Al Qaeda bungles arms experiment( 40 Tangos Die by Botched WMD)

    01/25/2009 7:04:01 PM PST · by Candor7 · 17 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 Jan. 2009 | Eli Lake
    An al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria closed a base earlier this month after an experiment with unconventional weapons went awry, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Monday. (SNIP) AQIM, according to U.S. intelligence estimates, maintains about a dozen bases in Algeria, where the group has waged a terrorist campaign against government forces and civilians. In 2006, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign contractors. In 2007, the group said it bombed U.N. headquarters in Algiers, an attack that killed 41 people. Al Qaeda is believed by U.S. and Western experts to have been pursuing biological weapons since at...