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  • More Dead Scientists - Being A Microbiologist Is Dangerous To Your Health

    09/10/2002 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Red Jones · 37 replies · 1,291+ views
    Devvy.com ^ | April 21, 2002 | Devvy Kidd
    More Dead Scientists Devvy Kidd April 21, 2002 Back on December 31, 2001, I posted a piece on the unusual number of micro-biologists who died within a 33 day period. If you haven't read that piece, you should so this update will make sense to you: http://www.devvy.com/micro_20020104.html I have received an update from Ian Gurney and with his permission, below is that information: April 15, 2002 By Ian Gurney "And so to the New Year, and still the scientists keep dying. On February 9th. the Russian daily Pravda reported that: "The head of the microbiology sub-faculty of the Russian State...
  • Will Senators Recall Bill Richardson's Scandalous Cabinet Record?

    12/17/2008 9:42:37 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 793+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 12/17/2008 | Timothy P. Carney
    New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson will go before the U.S. Senate in coming weeks as Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of Commerce. Will Democrats in that chamber remember his performance in 1999 and 2000 as Energy secretary, when secrets disappeared from nuclear laboratories, and one Democratic senator promised to oppose Richardson for any future nomination? In the January of 1999, the U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence published ... the “Cox Report” -- which found that China had stolen and still was stealing nuclear weapons secrets from the U.S. The committee reported that “the primary focus of this long-term,...
  • Drugs linked to Venezuelan armed forces

    07/04/2005 1:11:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 448+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 4, 2005 | STEVEN DUDLEY AND PHIL GUNSON sdudley@herald.com
    BEJUMA, Venezuela - In this deceptively tranquil farming village, people still talk about the ''Bejuma massacre'' in a whisper, partly because one man who spoke out is in a grave, partly because the killers were allegedly policemen. But the source of the fear can be summed up in a single word: drug trafficking, on the kind of massive level and involving corrupt government officials that has long been a profound problem in neighboring Colombia. Drug seizures in Venezuela doubled in the past four years. There are mounting allegations of drug-fueled corruption at the highest levels of the security forces, accompanied...
  • Search of ship finds nothing abnormal

    12/07/2003 7:25:27 PM PST · by Oorang · 39 replies · 852+ views
    The Daily News Longview Washington ^ | Dec 07, 2003 | Hope Anderson
    A Coast Guard inspection of a freighter docked at the Port of Longview "didn't uncover or reveal anything," a Coast Guard spokesman said Saturday, but the crew members are not allowed off the ship and security will be maintained until the ship leaves. "We were not expecting to find anything," Lt. Cmdr. Glynn Smith, the Coast Guard's public affairs officer for the Pacific area, said Saturday by telephone from his office in Alameda, Calif. The search was routine, according to the Coast Guard, but Longview officials said the security crackdown is the most port activity since the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Shadowy group protecting the son of Kim Jong-un's assassinated brother vows to rid (trunc)

    03/02/2019 9:23:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail UK and AFP ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | Miranda Aldersley
    Full Title: Shadowy group protecting the son of Kim Jong-un's assassinated brother vows to rid North Korea of the 'great evil' Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) declared itself the legitimate interim government In a statement on its website on Friday it vowed to fight Kim Jong Un's regime CCD say they are protecting Kim Han Sol, the son of murdered Kim Jong Nam A shadowy group believed to be protecting the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's assassinated brother declared the formation of a 'legitimate interim government' on Friday. The Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) organisation, which offers to assist...
  • MSNBC: Huge weapons cache found -- possible chemical cannisters

    04/05/2003 5:24:29 AM PST · by rhombus · 39 replies · 201+ views
    On MSNBC now -- videos of "mysterious cannisters" that appear to be Russian in origin.
  • Workers Taped Together Explosive Pieces (Pantex Nuclear Plant)

    01/23/2004 8:17:12 PM PST · by blam · 141 replies · 579+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-23-2004 | Matt Kelley
    Workers Taped Together Explosive Pieces By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Workers at the only U.S. factory for dismantling nuclear weapons risked an explosion this month by taping together broken pieces of high explosive being removed from the plutonium trigger of an old warhead, federal investigators said. The unorthodox handling of the unstable explosive increased the risk that the technicians would drop it and set off a "violent reaction," the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board said Tuesday in a letter to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham (news - web sites). Such a reaction could have "potentially unacceptable consequences," board...
  • Watchdog: Firm nearly detonated nuke bomb (1.2 megaton bomb near Amarillo)

    12/16/2006 7:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 111 replies · 6,283+ views
    Arizona Daily Star | Cox News Service ^ | 12/15/06 | Jeff Nesmith
    WASHINGTON — An accident that occurred as a decades-old nuclear warhead was being dismantled at the government's Pantex facility near Amarillo, Texas, could have caused the device to detonate, a nonprofit organization charged Thursday. The Project on Government Oversight said the "near miss" event, which led the Energy Department to fine the plant's operator $110,000, was due partly to requirements that technicians at the plant work up to 72 hours per week. The Pantex plant, 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, is the country's only factory for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. The organization said it was told by unidentified...
  • US slams Iran and Russia for chemical weapons programs

    11/24/2018 11:42:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) News ^ | 11-24-18 (11 hours ago, updated 7 hours ago) | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) – Amb. Kenneth Ward strongly criticized Iran and Russia on Thursday for maintaining chemical weapons programs, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention to which they are both signatories. Ward, the US Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), addressing that organization, cited Iran and Russia for their own chemical weapons programs. He also criticized their support for Damascus, which, he said, is “enabling Syria’s chemical weapons use by shielding the Assad regime from consequences in international fora.” Turning to Iran, Ward explained that the US “has had longstanding concerns that [it]...
  • Envelopes sent to Mattis, Navy chief test positive for ricin

    10/02/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Two envelopes addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson have initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin at the Pentagon’s mail facility, according to a report. The packages, which were delivered Monday, were intercepted before making it into the sprawling headquarters of the Defense Department in Virginia near Washington, DC, spokesman Chris Sherwood said Tuesday.
  • Suspected ricin detected in mail sent to Trump, Pentagon

    10/02/2018 4:01:01 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 23 replies
    (CNN)An envelope addressed to President Donald Trump contained a substance suspected to be ricin and appeared to be connected to similar envelopes sent to the Pentagon, a law enforcement source told CNN.
  • Trump Adviser Threatens Syria With 'Much Stronger' Military Assault If It Uses Chemical Weapons

    09/10/2018 7:05:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10 Sept 2018 | By W.J. Hennigan
    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons in the impending battle for Idlib Province, the last remaining rebel stronghold populated by more than 2 million people. If chemical weapons are used, National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.S. would deliver a counterattack ...
  • Opinion : Former US Congressman Makes Historic Visit to Iran

    02/12/2015 8:45:39 PM PST · by piasa · 32 replies
    Payvand Iran News ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barbara Slavin
    With little fanfare, another taboo in U.S.-Iran relations has shattered. Jim Slattery, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Kansas, late last year became the first former or current American legislator to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran. In Tehran to attend a conference on countering violent extremism, Slattery encountered a largely friendly reception from both officials and ordinary Iranians and came back equipped to present a more realistic and upbeat depiction of Iranians than is usually found on Capitol Hill. Speaking Monday at the Atlantic Council in Washington, Slattery conceded that there are elements in Iran that still oppose any...
  • UK police find source of Novichok nerve agent in small bottle

    07/13/2018 11:18:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    SNIP “On Wednesday ... a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley’s house in Amesbury,” police said in a statement. “Scientists have now confirmed to us that the substance contained within the bottle is Novichok.” SNIP ETC...
  • Nerve Agent Latest: British Home Secretary Says Russia "Must Explain"

    07/05/2018 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "It is now time that the Russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on" British Home Secretary Sajid Javid 7/5/2018 After chairing a meeeting of the COBRA committee on national security matters today the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, said to be a leading candidate to be the UK's next Prime Minister, took aim at Russia in connection with the latest incident that caused a British couple to become critically ill when he spoke in the House of Commons. Javid claimed that Russia was using the UK as a "poison dumping ground". A spokesman for the Russian...
  • Aum Shinrikyo: Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara

    07/05/2018 5:21:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    The leader of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult which carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 has been executed, Japanese media report. The sarin attack, Japan's worst terror incident, killed 13 people and injured thousands more. Seven other Aum Shinrikyo members are also awaiting execution.
  • Big Dots — Do They Connect? Steele and Skripal Revisited

    06/28/2018 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Oklahoma · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 28, 2018, 12:05 am | Diana West
    Just came across an intriguing theory about Sergei Skripal, the former Soviet/Russian military intelligence agent who spied for Britain, and, along with his daughter Yulia, was nearly killed this spring by a dose of the nerve agent Novichok in the town of Salisbury, England, where they live. In a March 21 interview on the John Batchelor Show, Gregory R. Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs, posited that Sergei Skripal is the unnamed Russian intelligence source in the Steele dossier. Copley further explained (or tried to explain) to Batchelor (who kept cutting him off): “The people who wished...
  • 'I'm scared to death' of Ivins, Duley testifies (Anthrax)

    08/05/2008 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Shermy · 52 replies · 340+ views
    Frederick News Post ^ | August 5, 2008 | Gina Galluci-White
    Jean Duley testified that she was "scared to death" of Bruce Ivins after he left her a string of harassing phone messages, according to an audio recording taken during a July 24 peace order hearing. Duley, 45, told Judge Milnor Roberts that Ivins planned to "go out in a blaze of glory," had bought a bulletproof vest and a gun and planned to kill his co-workers. The audio recording was obtained by The Frederick News-Post on Monday. Duley told the court she got to know Ivins while running group and individual counseling sessions at the Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Frederick...
  • Syrian chemical attack survivor to Trump: I want to 'buy you a beer'

    04/14/2018 6:55:12 PM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Clare Foran
    Washington (CNN)A survivor of a Syrian chemical attack in 2013 wants to buy President Donald Trump a beer to share his experience on the conditions in the country. Kassem Eid, who told CNN's Ana Cabrera he lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the Syrian government, said he was glad the President has attempted to do something for the Syrian people. "I just want to tell Mr. Trump directly: I'm a Syrian refugee who survived chemical weapons attacks, who lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the government," Eid said. "I would love to, like, buy...
  • US to investigate claims Obama admin shielded Hezbollah

    12/24/2017 9:48:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The US Department of Justice will investigate claims that the Obama administration shielded the Lebanon-based Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah from criminal prosecution for its drug-trafficking and gun-running operations, as part of an effort to curry favor with Hezbollah’s patron, Iran. Last week, Politico released an investigative report citing Drug Enforcement Administration and former Treasury Department officials who claimed that the previous administration blocked the prosecution of Hezbollah officials known to be involved in the smuggling of illegal narcotics and weapons – including chemical weapons – in an effort to bring Hezbollah’s patron state, Iran, to the negotiating table. In 2015,...