What secondary event happened Monday, August 21, 2017 during the nationwide solar eclipse that swept through America?
Resilient bacterial spores were planted on balloons for an experiment that was launched the same day!
Should we be concerned? Looks like this rabbit hole goes deep, so jump in!
According to reports, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provided each team of students with two tiny metal cards, each the size of a dog tag. The cards had questionable environmentally-resilient bacteria dried onto their surface. One card was supposed to fly up with the balloon while the other card remained on the ground (as a control group). A comparison of the two cards was assumed to show the consequences of the exposure to Mars-like conditions, such as bacterial survival and possible genetic changes.
Did the students (pictured above) sign a non-disclosure agreement? And were they warned of the health hazards dealing with this type resilient bacteria? Has the proper research been done to deem the microorganism designed for space as 100% safe?
Once again — Follow The Money! Who’s paying for this?
“The MSU projects were among 47 to receive funding out of 89 proposals submitted to the NASA USIP program. Award amounts ranged from $50,000 to $200,000, depending on the project, and totaled more than $8 million. Projects selected will fly on suborbital and orbital vehicle platforms, such as CubeSats, aircraft, sounding rockets, balloons and other commercial platforms and NASA will cover launch and flight costs.”
Of the 43 different schools that received funding, MSU was one of only four that received multiple awards.
Note: The President’s 2018 Budget requests $19.1 billion for NASA
These are NASA’s FY 2018 Budget Estimates
NASA states, “We pursue challenging, cutting-edge technology advances and aeronautics research goals that are inherently high-risk. In accepting this risk, we gain valuable knowledge and advance the capabilities of NASA, even when results fall short of expectations. By increasing our knowledge base and developing potential new solutions, we are able to make better-informed decisions regarding committing future research resources and pursuing promising high-return investments.”
Back to what occurred during the August 21st solar eclipse event, here is more detailed information. We started with this recently-written article because they were questioning the safety of the balloons that were carrying the controversial bacterial spores on Monday.
A snippet from the article linked above:
“NASA and Montana State University are to send huge quantities of deadly of bacteria into the stratosphere during the eclipse on Monday. But don’t worry – according to those working on the project, it is all being done in the interests of ‘science.’”
“The balloons will also carry cameras to capture videos of cloud formations during the solar eclipse. Some of the balloons will also have weather stations called radiosondes attached to them so that researchers can identify how earth’s atmosphere changes during an eclipse.”
NASA has sent a fleet of around 100 balloons, each of which was launched from different locations along the path of the eclipse. Over 30 of the balloons were carrying samples of Paenibacillus xerothermodurans, an extremely resilient strain of bacteria, to altitudes of more than 85,000 feet to mimic the conditions on the surface of Mars. This is all part of the NASA “Eclipse Ballooning Project” which will help researchers prepare for a Mars trip.
Who was involved in the bacterial balloon event?
Here’s a small portion from the link directly above, The Eclipse Ballooning Project:
“Official participation currently includes 55 teams from 30 states. Organization and planning is led by Montana Space Grant Consortium with assistance from many other Space Grant Consortia.”
Here’s another NASA website talking about releasing microorganisms into the stratosphere.
At this point in time, Secure Arkansas has found that very little is actually known about what could happen if the bacteria arrives in space. (The bacterial balloons are supposed to land back on earth). We do know that, according to Parag Vaishampayan, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, these bacteria are incredibly resilient. He said they “form shields of spores that allow them to survive even when conditions turn deadly. It takes around 140 hours at 257 degrees Fahrenheit to kill 90 percent of these bacteria…”
Click here for more information.
That’s an incredible statement, but scary, too! The bacteria are supposed to be extremely strong, and their potential to survive in earth’s stratosphere or even in Mars’ atmosphere is at least plausible.
Again, from NASA’s website: A Chance To Study Life’s Resilience
Here’s an excerpt:
“Additionally, the balloons will face extreme conditions similar to the surface of Mars. As such, David J. Smith, a microbiologist at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and his colleagues at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Cornell University are piggybacking astrobiology experiments onto the project to test life’s ability to survive Mars-like conditions.”
The irrepressible bacteria is a strain called Paenibacillus xerothermodurans, a supposedly resilient bacteria that was discovered and developed outside a spacecraft assembly facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida back in 1973. What exactly does that mean? And, is this bacteria that harmless, now that it’s been released?
Question: Why did they need the solar eclipse to test these balloons in our stratosphere?
As always, Secure Arkansas wanted to “Follow The Money” once again, so we dug up more information. We believe everyone should be actively concerned with our health. Keep reading…
We went to the Wikipedia site to read about bacteria and its importance in technology and industry. From their site:
“Further information: Economic importance of bacteria
The ability of bacteria to degrade a variety of organic compounds is remarkable and has been used in waste processing and bioremediation. Bacteria capable of digesting the hydrocarbons in petroleum are often used to clean up oil spills. Fertiliser was added to some of the beaches in Prince William Sound in an attempt to promote the growth of these naturally occurring bacteria after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. These efforts were effective on beaches that were not too thickly covered in oil. Bacteria are also used for the bioremediation of industrial toxic wastes. In the chemical industry, bacteria are most important in the production of enantiomerically pure chemicals for use as pharmaceuticals or agrichemicals.
Bacteria can also be used in the place of pesticides in the biological pest control. This commonly involves Bacillus thuringiensis (also called BT), a gram-positive, soil dwelling bacterium. Subspecies of this bacteria are used as a Lepidopteran-specific insecticides under trade names such as Dipel and Thuricide. Because of their specificity, these pesticides are regarded as environmentally friendly, with little or no effect on humans, wildlife, pollinators and most other beneficial insects.
Because of their ability to quickly grow and the relative ease with which they can be manipulated, bacteria are the workhorses for the fields of molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry. By making mutations in bacterial DNA and examining the resulting phenotypes, scientists can determine the function of genes, enzymes and metabolic pathways in bacteria, then apply this knowledge to more complex organisms. This aim of understanding the biochemistry of a cell reaches its most complex expression in the synthesis of huge amounts of enzyme kinetic and gene expression data into mathematical models of entire organisms. This is achievable in some well-studied bacteria, with models of Escherichia coli metabolism now being produced and tested. This understanding of bacterial metabolism and genetics allows the use of biotechnology to bioengineer bacteria for the production of therapeutic proteins, such as insulin, growth factors, or antibodies.
Because of their importance for research in general, samples of bacterial strains are isolated and preserved in Biological Resource Centers. This ensures the availability of the strain to scientists worldwide.”
What was in that dirt found at the base of the rocket launch? Could it have been radioactive?
Click here to read what Sputniknews had to say about the bacteria.
Here’s a short snippet:
“While most of these tiny forms of life that exist in abundance around us won’t survive the trip through space, it’s understood that some resilient types could ‘go dormant’ on the trip and then survive on the surface of the other planet. Therefore, in order to be prepared to keep planets we visit absolutely pristine, it’s important to understand how bacteria might behave there.”
Honestly, Secure Arkansas doesn’t buy this comment.
Are they really that concerned about our environment, or is something more sinister taking place?
Here’s another article written about being concerned of the deadly bacteria:
NASA is launching massive balloons that contain bacteria during the eclipse
By Erin Elizabeth (Health Nut News) Aug 2017
Here’s a short excerpt:
Thirty of the 75 balloons released will be carrying small samples of an extremely resilient strain of bacteria called Paenibacillus xerothermodurans over 80,000 feet above Earth. The P. xerothermodurans samples will be attached to thin, aluminum ‘coupons’ and attached to the outside of the balloons.”(This genus of bacteria ranges from tame to deadly: Paenibacillus larvae causes American foulbrood, a fatal bacterial disease of honey bee brood.)
What is Paenibacillus? According to Wikipedia:
Paenibacillus is a genus of facultative anaerobic, endospore-forming bacteria, originally included within the genus Bacillus and then reclassified as a separate genus in 1993. Bacteria belonging to this genus have been detected in a variety of environments, such as: soil, water, rhizosphere, vegetable matter, forage and insect larvae, as well as clinical samples. The name reflects: Latin paenemeans almost, so the paenibacilli are literally “almost bacilli. The genus includes P. larvae, which is known to cause American foulbrood in honeybees, the P. polymyxa, which is capable of fixing nitrogen, so is used in agriculture and horticulture, the Paenibacillussp. JDR-2 which is known to be a rich source of chemical agents for biotechnology applications, and pattern-forming strains such as P. vortex and P. dendritiformis discovered in the early 90s, which are known to develop complex colonies with intricate architectures[
22] as is illustrated in the pictures.
Picture 1: A colony generated by P. vortexsp. bacteria: The colony diameter is 5 cm and the colors indicate the bacterial density (bright yellow for high density). The bright dots are the vortices described in the text.
Picture 2: A colony generated by the branching (tip splitting) morphotype bacteria of P. dendritiformis: The colony diameter is 6 cm and the colors indicate the bacterial density (darker shade for higher density).
Picture 3: A colony generated by the chiral morphotype bacteria of P. dendritiformis: The colony diameter is 5 cm and the colors indicate the bacterial density (bright yellow for high density). Note that the branches are curly with well-defined handedness.
What is American Foulbrood?
American foulbrood (AFB, Histolysis infectiosa perniciosa larvae apium, Pestis americana larvae apium), caused by the spore-forming Paenibacillus larvae ssp. larvae (formerly classified as Bacillus larvae), is the most widespread and destructive of the bee brood diseases.
It can remain active for more than forty years in contaminated honey and beekeeping equipment!
What is Bacillus xerothermodurons? According to this article from the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology: “ a species forming endospores extremely resistant to dry heat.”
What is Deinococcus radiodurans?
(Secure Arkansas’ question is, does it survive radiation?)
“Deinococcus radiodurans is an extremophilic bacterium, one of the most radiation-resistant organisms known. It can survive cold, dehydration, vacuum, and acid, and is therefore known as a polyextremophile and has been listed as the world’s toughest bacterium in The Guinness Book Of World Records.”
Could the toxic bacteria on the NASA balloons released Monday, August 21, 2017 during the solar eclipse affect the honeybees as well as humans?
And more alarming information regarding honeybees and humans…
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Case Report: Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus: A New Cause of Human Infection, Inducing Bacteremia in a Patient on Hemodialysis
Introduction – Paenibacillus is a genus of aerobic, gram-positive bacilli that were originally included in the genus Bacillus. Based on the finding that these organisms share a highly conserved genome encoding their 16S rRNA, which differs from that of the Bacilli, they were reclassified under the genus Paenibacillus. The Paenibacilli have rarely been found to cause disease in humans . Recently, human infections by a number of species in this group have been described, the most common being P. alvei, which occurs in honeybees. We now report a case of bacteremia in a patient with renal failure caused by P. thiaminolyticus, which has hitherto not been found to cause human disease. This report constitutes the first documented case of human infection caused by this organism.
Do you like being part of NASA’s little experiment? And why did so many employees at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) resign this year? More questions…
Is the diabolic company Monsanto involved in this little NASA experiment? This 1982 news release definitely says they have worked together with NASA in the past.
Remember, they basically control the seed bank! And those seeds are used to grow the food people eat! Genetically modified food can be harmful to the human body.
Also, how does this affect us politically? You decide!
“Follow The Money” shows that Monsanto has given $29,724,903 to 3,277 different filers spanning 26 years.
There appears to be “Revolving Door” between government and industry – A number of people have gone back and forth between jobs in government agencies and Monsanto, the largest biotech company in the world. Alongside the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto is mostly responsible for promoting the use of genetically modified (GM) crops around the globe. By infiltrating government agencies, it is able to uphold its own selfish interests and detrimental agenda.
The following Federal figures have been on Monsanto’s payroll:
Former Monsanto Attorney
Supreme Court Justice
(Has he recused himself from all cases that involve Monsanto?)
Former Board of Director at Calgene (purchased by Monsanto)
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 2001-2005
Former Monsanto Board of Directors
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Michael R. Taylor
Former Monsanto’s Vice President for Public Policy
Former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy
Former President of GD Searle and Co. (subsidiary of Monsanto)
Former Secretary of Defense
Former Secretary of Agriculture
Former Governor, Iowa
Former Executive Vice President for Monsanto
Former EPA Deputy Administrator
Former Senior VP of GD Searle (a division of Monsanto)
Former acting FDA Commissioner
Former Monsanto’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
Former Clinton’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
EPA has been too close with Monsanto! They have been in bed with the injurious pesticide chemical industry for years! Yes, Monsanto is heavily influencing public policy!
(Fluoridation has been forced upon the public via our drinking water, AND many uninformed towns and cities are using this dangerous toxic chemical, sodium fluoride, in their water systems which has been largely been imported from Mexico and China!)
Here is an article that has some desperately needed background history on Monsanto so that you, the reader, can have a better understanding of the malicious organization we are dealing with here. A very evil corporation seated upon their throne of destruction throughout the earth!
Here’s a brief description from the history:
“1960s: Monsanto, along with chemical partner-in-crime DOW Chemical, produces dioxin-laced Agent Orange for use in the U.S.’s Vietnam invasion. The results? Over 3 million people contaminated, a half-million Vietnamese civilians dead, a half-million Vietnamese babies born with birth defects and thousands of U.S. military veterans suffering or dying from its effects to this day!”
Another good report from Reuters on glyphosate and cancer data:
And here’s their snippet:
“The epidemiologist from the U.S. National Cancer Institute had seen important unpublished scientific data relating directly to a key question the IARC specialists were about to consider: Whether research shows that the weedkiller glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling RoundUp brand, causes cancer.”
What about the current unconstitutional EPA Director Scott Pruitt from Oklahoma? He is being sued for legislative ‘obstructions’! (Remember, it was under the Nixon administration that the EPA was created.)
Monsanto did contribute to Scott Pruitt’s campaign? Yes! Click here to see some of Scott Pruitt’s contributors.
Do Koch and Monsanto team up on criminal secret projects? They have in the past!
Kochs, Corps, and Monsanto Trade Group Have Bankrolled Group Attacking Dr. Oz.
One of the doctors, Dr. Gilbert Ross, is a convicted felon who works for the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).
Dr. Gilbert Ross is the jailbird Medical/Executive Director for the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) who lost his medical license for nearly ten years and served a federal prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a Medicaid fraud scheme in 1993. Ross is currently also serving as Acting President of ACSH, an industry-funded organization that fights environmental and consumer protection regulations.
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is an industry-funded organization that fights environmental and consumer protection regulations. ACSH’s funding confirms that it is funded by a trade group of food corporations that heavily opposes GMO labeling. (What’s the agenda? There should be honesty and transparency in food labeling, don’t you think?)
ACSH IRS 990 Filing for 2014 EIN 13-2911127
Total Assets $3,170,204
Dr. Gilbert Ross MD – Exec /Medical Dir Total Compensation $199,936
Tragically, Koch and Monsanto “buds” got together to block GMO labeling!
Could the Koch Brothers be involved with NASA too, we wonder? (See David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries/Chemical Industry.)
According to this NASA link, David Koch was an I.M.P.A.C. cardholder, a government credit card! This has to do with government contracting. “Without exception, the I.M.P.A.C. may only be used to pay for authorized U.S. Government purchases.”
*Koch also founded the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Americans For Prosperity (AFP). They are the “controlled opposition”!
See to whom the Kochs are related… because this family line has some problematic ancestors lurking in their family history… and then you can decide for yourself.
Secure Arkansas is researching and trying to document all that happened recently regarding the solar eclipse, and learning that a “resilient type bacteria” was just released into space on Monday, August 21, 2017 has compelled us to collect a lot of information that’s currently available in an attempt to analyze it. Searching further, we found this information below.
History on bacteria and Robert H. Koch:
Here’s some background that Secure Arkansas recently found regarding Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch: His speciality field was in bacteriology and microbiology!
Robert Koch was born in Clausthal, Hanover, Germany, on 11 December 1843, to Hermann Koch and Mathilde Julie Henriette Biewand.
Field: bacteriology, disease transmission
“The Robert Koch Institute (abbreviated RKI) is a German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. It is located in Berlin and Wernigerode. As an upper federal agency, it is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Health. It was founded in 1891 and is named for its founding director, the founder of modern bacteriology and Nobel laureate Robert Koch.”
Operations: “The Institute prepares a report on cancer in Germany every two years. The institute also plays a role in advising the German government on outbreaks, such as the 2009 swine flu outbreak. In 1941 the Institute was involved in setting up experiments into typhus vaccines at Buchenwald Concentration Camp which resulted in the deaths of 127 of the 537 camp inmates involved.”
We kept digging and found more information on Koch:
are four criteria designed to establish a causative relationship between a microbe and a disease. The postulates were formulated by Robert Koch and Friedrich Loeffler in 1884, based on earlier concepts described by Jakob Henle, and refined and published by Koch in 1890. Koch applied the postulates to describe the etiology of cholera and tuberculosis, but they have been controversially generalized to other diseases. These postulates were generated prior to understanding of modern concepts in microbial pathogenesis that cannot be examined using Koch’s postulates, including viruses (which are obligate cellular parasites) or asymptomatic carriers. They have largely been supplanted by other criteria such as the Bradford Hill criteria for infectious disease causality in modern public health.
What are Koch’s Postulates?
Koch’s postulates of disease.
Koch’s postulates are the following:
The microorganism must be found in abundance in all organisms suffering from the disease, but should not be found in healthy organisms.
The microorganism must be isolated from a diseased organism and grown in pure culture.
The cultured microorganism should cause disease when introduced into a healthy organism.
The microorganism must be reisolated from the inoculated, diseased experimental host and identified as being identical to the original specific causative agent.
Robert Koch: His affiliations at the time (1905) he received the Nobel Prize were with the Institute For Infectious Diseases in Berlin, Germany, so he was well acquainted with disease transmissions! He also had many discoveries in relation to tuberculosis. (95% of all people infected with TB never even have a symptom!)
Added information on Robert Koch, A.K.A. Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch:
Another snippet from this article on Koch: Anthrax, Tuberculosis and Cholera
Koch is famous for his description of the life cycle of the anthrax bacillus and its relationship to anthrax disease, published in 1876 to great acclaim; his painstaking identification of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882; and his identification of the cholera bacillus in 1884, which for many people proved its contagiousness.
Koch’s string of heroic accomplishments were transformed into disgrace, however, when in 1890 he prematurely announced a cure for tuberculosis—his secret formula, tuberculin. For about three months there was an international celebration, but it turned out that tuberculin was useless as a treatment. It also came to light that Koch had a substantial financial interest in the manufacture and use of the product.
Lastly, we would like for the reader to see the webinar below regarding “Infectious Disease in Space”.
Images in this webinar are courtesy of NASA: PDF for Infectious Disease in Space (using Koch’s Postulates)!
Now you can see why we thought this rabbit hole was a deep one! More time will be needed for further discovery.
In closing, we recall the song, “We can’t go on together with suspicious minds.”
And our conclusion is that we cannot be 100% sure this resilient bacteria will cause no harm to humanity, animals, and plant life, at least at this time! Obviously, more evidence will come forth in the years ahead regarding these microorganisms.
There are more questions to be asked, dear reader! We need some real answers, don’t we?
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