Monday, April 21, 2014

Homeland Security Orders 25 MILLION Shotgun Shells AFTER Shotgun Ammunition Factory Explodes = Big Shortages


Seems the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] is either planning the worlds largest deer hunt or they are expecting to deal with a significant level of rioting, as they just released an order for 25 MILLION rounds of 12 gauge ammo. Of course,  its also possible that DHS just doesn't want you to have easy access to 12 gauge ammo for the same reasons.

Specifically, today  (4/21/14) DHS released an order for 25 Million 12 gauge shotgun shells. of which 15 million are 12 gauge slugs and the remaining 10 million are 00 buck 12 gauge shells. Just screams deer hunting doesn't it?

Obviously such a large governmental order will reduce public availability of 12 gauge ammo, especially when one considers that the "RIO" shotgun ammunition production facility in Tennessee just had a rather large explosion, resulting in 1 fatality and multiple injuries.

So, maybe its also possible that DHS just doesn't want you to have easy access to 12 gauge ammo for the very same reasons they are ordering so much of it.

Sources:

Shotgun Ammunition - Slug 
Solicitation Number: HSBP1013R0078
Agency: Department of Homeland Security 
Office: Customs and Border ProtectionLocation: Procurement Directorate - IN

McEwen ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

Friday, April 11, 2014

DoD Has Deployed EBOLA Detection Kits to National Guard Units In All 50 States

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On April 8th Congress was informed by the the Department of Defense [DoD] that because of emerging threats JBAIDS hemorrhagic fever assays have been deployed to National Guard units of all 50 States.

. "By partnering with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Food and Drug Administration, we have made accessible additional diagnostic assays for high
consequence, low probability biological threat agents for use during declared public
health emergencies. This collaboration has facilitated the availability of viral hemorrhagic fever diagnostic assays for use during a declared emergency and adds
previously unavailable preparedness capabilities to this fielded system...
......To address the need for a near term capability to combat emerging threat materials,
we have already provided Domestic Response Capability kits to the National Guard weapons of mass destruction civil support teams resident in all 50 states. These
kits provide emerging threat mitigation capability that includes detection, personnel
protection, and decontamination."

It is unclear how real or imminent the threat may be, but it is clear that a massive surge of Governmental spending and preparedness has occurred since Hemorrhagic H7N9 Bird Flu came on the scene in 2013 and those preparedness activities are accelerating as EBOLA has started to gain momentum in Africa. (see links below)

There are multiple vignettes one could put forth for these governmental activities ranging from simple wasteful defense spending, to airborne mutated EBOLA, or an expected biological first strike prelude to WW3. The preparations seem to lean towards the latter.

Rather than worry about the situation, the best course of action is be aware of the unusual military equipment which would be utilized in a defense situation, as such information will provide leading edge risk mitigation actionable information to threats that may result in mass panic or mass quarantine.

In that regard, spotting the field use of the biomedical equipment shown below is an extremely strong indicator that a Biodefense operation is underway. Pay special attention to the JBAIDS device shown below, its presence at any medical or field facility is prima facie evidence of a high risk medical event of disastrous proportion. For mobile applications the JBAIDS device is carried in the Bio sampling vehicles shown below.

Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System [JBAIDS]





JOINT BIOLOGICAL POINT DETECTION SYSTEM (JBPDS)


Alternate Vehicle 





Source Information:

HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE 
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, EMERGING THREATS AND CAPABILITIES 
SECOND SESSION, 113TH CONGRESS 

US Licensing LIVE Rabies Based EBOLA Vaccine, Preps Pandemic Quarantine Stations & Injury Fund


US Government Showing Major Concern For A Devastating ZERO DAY Pandemic Exploit


Until Gaëtan Dugas or Other Flying Rats Catch Ebola, The North American Risk Remains Low


[PANDEMIC WARNING] Public Health Service PRE-ORDERS 2,900 of Its HIGHEST Medals & Ribbons Awards


ALERT! CDC Orders Its Personnel to Prepare Their Families For National / International Disaster


Pandemic Alert! CDC Desires Info On H7N9 & MERS TWEETS in Real Time AND 5 Years Historical

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ALERT! US Gov Redirecting Soviet Rifle Caliber Ammunition, Preps For Hostilities in Former Soviet States

Yesterday the BATF released a very flimsy finding which banned the import of surplus 5.45x39.5 into the United States, simultaneously the ATF declared that all other 5.45x39.5 ammunition would have to be examined to determine importability.

  "ATF’s determination applies only to the Russian-made 7N6 ammunition analyzed, not to all 5.45x39 ammunition.  Ammunition of that caliber using projectiles without a steel core would have to be independently examined to determine their importability."

The purpose of this finding was to increase the availability of 5.45x39.5 ammo to Soviet breakaway states which are not members of NATO and hence do not use NATO caliber service rifles. As such, the ability to resupply these States with ammunition suitable for use in their service rifles is close to non existent given the outbreak of hostilities.  ATF's finding keeps needed ammunition in theater and allows ammo suppliers to break contracts with US importers on ALL 5.45x39.5 ammunition.


We first alerted on Twitter to the outbreak of hostilities in the region of February 28th when Russian Special forces were video'd flying into UKRAINE.  On March 4th we alerted on Twitter that a Russian Ammo ban was imminent.  On March 6th, we blogged an alert about ammunition import rumors and a possible Contra Style war outbreak. As it turns out based on an ATF "Special Advisory" released yesterday April 7th,  the ATF initiated these import actions on March 5th the day after our import alert and 5 days after Russia sent special forces into Crimea.

The ATF had to stretch really far to come up with a rationale for the ban; their rationale ended up being functionally equivalent to blaming someone for applying for a unicorn hunting license. Specifically, in 2011 someone inquired about importing a non-existent pistol from Poland. If ATF's rationale stands, there is no limit to what they can dream up next.

What all this ends up meaning is that the United States strongly expects Russian hostilities to increase and spread into their former Soviet Union members states. Given that 5.45x39.5 was specifically targeted, the list of States at risk of suspected hostility are:

1 Ukraine
2 Moldovia
3 Georgia
4 Armenia
5 Azerbaijan
6 Belarus
7 Kazakhstan

Expect further conflict and prepare for associated trade restrictions.

Sources:

http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/2014/04/040714-special-advisory-test-examination-and-classification-7n6-545x39-ammunition.html


UNCONFIRMED: RUSSIA Diverting US Ammunition Exports In Preparation For "Contra-Style" War in Ukraine



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Until Gaëtan Dugas or Other Flying Rats Catch Ebola, The North American Risk Remains Low

As we reported in a previous post, Ebola has finally gotten enough out of hand in Africa that the US Government is now willing to license an experimental Ebola vaccine based on the the Rabies virus.
The driver for this policy shift seems to be based on the unusual and some what rapid geographic spread of Ebola in Africa.

What we  know of Ebola is that it generally has the same promulgation vectors as the AIDS virus, with the additive effect of being able to jump across species. Moreover, Ebola is much less fragile than the AIDS virus, it can be passed by causal, passing transient contact with body fluids. But EBOLA operates in a different infectious time domain compared to AIDS; Ebola can take as long as 1-2 months to kill and spread from time of infection.

Given the inter state spread of Ebola in Africa, if it continues to spread, it means that EBOLA has likely gotten a foot hold either the food supply or among philandering truck drivers. From that perspective, the threat to North American is Ebola hitching a ride into the continent via another proverbial Gaëtan Dugas. Dugas being AIDS' infamous flight attendant "patient zero".

However even if EBOLA made it into North America, it would have to hang around long enough to find a way into a native wild host before it could remain a continuous threat. So barring some mutation, Ebola does not seem to be a massive threat in North America to anyone who does not intermingle with large populations of individuals who are disposed to transiently contacting bodily fluids on a frequent basis. And in this sense, frequent, means many times per day.

However if you fall into that category of  "frequent", you might wish to consider using Chlorhexidine Gluconate aka Hibiclens as a risk mitigation item.

Sources:

US Licensing LIVE Rabies Based EBOLA Vaccine, Preps Pandemic Quarantine Stations & Injury Fund

Monday, March 31, 2014

ALERT! EXTREME RISK OF PLUTONIUM RELEASE & INCREASED RISK OF EXPLOSION At WIPP Facility on April 1st (NO JOKE)

April 1st is a good time to stay way upwind of the DOE's WIPP facility outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. News reports indicate that mine workers will re-enter the WIPP facility via the Salt Shaft on April 1st; movement of that elevator will likely displace a volume of  Plutonium laden air greater than the HEPA filter system can handle. The result being a potentially large escape of radioactive material up the Salt Shaft and into the environment.

There is also an increased risk of explosion at the WIPP facility. That explosion risk is mostly tied to the build up explosive gases generated by the radioactive waste products. If such a situation should occur, the emergency response and any evacuation order may be hampered by confusion arising from under taking such a risky procedure during April Fool's day. BE PREPARED!

Sources:

http://www.wipp.energy.gov/Special/WIPP%20Update%203_31_14.pdf

ALERT Further Explosions Possible! 4th Radiological Incident At WIPP, Highest Reading Since 2/17/14



US Licensing LIVE Rabies Based EBOLA Vaccine, Preps Pandemic Quarantine Stations & Injury Fund


Just in time for the most recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa, which potentially has already spread into North America via Canada, the National Institute for Health is licensing a Rabies based Ebola vaccine produced by Exxell Bio.

"trivalent filovirus vaccine based on killed rabies virus virions for use in humans to confer protection from all medically relevant filoviruses and RABV. Two additional vectors containing EBOV Sudan GP or MARV GP are planned to be constructed in addition to the previously developed EBOV Zaire GP containing vaccine. Live attenuated vaccines have been developed for use in at risk nonhuman primate populations in Africa and inactivated vaccines have been developed for use in humans."

Basically, what they have done here is taken the Rabies virus and altered its exterior coating to contain Ebola proteins. So if all works as planned, the person vaccinated is protected from Rabies and Ebola. Or course such things often have unintended consequences, we'll make a wager that giving live attenuated Ebola modified Rabies vaccines to wild non-human primates in Africa may result in some unusual and deadly selection pressures.


These efforts seem to tie in with recent government contracts to increase capacities at CDC Quarantine Stations located throughout the country. In similar regard, the government has also laid out its plans to reimburse people from injuries caused by governmental Pandemic actions. All these actions are tied in with a large Federal effort to mitigate the impact of a Zero Day Pandemic Exploit. (see sources below)


Sources:

Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Multivalent Vaccines for Rabies Virus and Ebola and Marburg (Filoviruses)


US Government Showing Major Concern For A Devastating ZERO DAY Pandemic Exploit


Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program: Pandemic Influenza Countermeasures Injury Table


edited to add a research study on this type of vaccine-

Antibody Quality and Protection from Lethal Ebola Virus Challenge in Nonhuman Primates Immunized with Rabies Virus Based Bivalent Vaccine

Monday, March 24, 2014

US Government Showing Major Concern For A Devastating ZERO DAY Pandemic Exploit

The US Government [USG] is showing great concern that a nationally devastating pandemic may be at hand. Specifically USG is preparing for a zero day exploit of a transmittable pathogen with no known cure or available vaccination. In that regard, USG is taking the following steps.

1) The CDC is upgrading capacity and capability at Quarantine Stations throughout the United States.

2) USG is prepping CDC, HHS, and et al, to relocate and continue operations within 12 hours of their primary operating locations being wiped out.

3) USG is now maintaining a year round stockpile of vaccine producing eggs, for the sole purpose of rapidly responding to Zero Day threats.

4) CDC has accepted an UNSOLICITED proposal from Genentech for a nationwide proprietary antiviral distribution network.

5) USG is tying in all pandemic operations and public health operations across all levels of government with law enforcement via the Department of Homeland Security 


Its unclear if these actions are specifically tied to H7N9 Bird Flu, but USG did VASTLY start increasing its biomedical counter measure capability in conjunction with H7N9's appearance. Our own opinion is that things like H7N9 have happened thousands of times before but gone unnoticed. 

The only thing we really know for sure is that Biomedical industry is getting a lot of money and near term job security thrown at it via tax payer dollars, and that kind of money is not spent without some sort of medical mandate being forced upon the citizenry.

However, there are some intriguing hints in some of the contracts the government is releasing (as we listed above), the following quote indicates all these actions are taking place as a result of a recent inflection point.
"A changing threat environment and recent events emphasize the need for COOP capabilities that will enable AHRQ to continue its essential functions across a broad spectrum of emergencies. COOP planning establishes operational procedures to sustain essential functions if normal operations are not feasible and guides the restoration of AHRQ to full operational status following an emergency. The AHRQ COOP Plan will provide for attaining operational capability within 12 hours and sustaining operations for up to 30 days or longer as the result of a catastrophic event or a national security emergency"

If we had to make a guess, it would appear that the world's players are pre positioning the men and equipment on their chess boards in preparation for the outbreak of World War III. And seemingly, part of USG's chess preparation involves readying for the first volleys (natural or otherwise) of that conflict to be biological in nature.

In the end its not clear if there is an imminent biological threat, but cost effective preparation for such an event is wise. It is also wise to be prepared to have health care mandates forced upon you, regardless of their true necessity.

Sources:



Dynamic Year-Round supply of Embryonated Eggs for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness




Tamiflu Distribution Network