Pentagon Releases Propaganda Video of “Drone Swarms” Being Launched From a Fighter Jet

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DARPA3Op-Ed by Nicholas West

It is often forgotten how recently, and how quickly, drones have become commonplace. Not only are they a military staple in countries around the world, but after long speculation it was admitted by the Pentagon just days ago that, yes, drones are being used to spy on the American people.

As this technology rapidly develops, and as legislation keeps pace by allowing their increased use anywhere and everywhere, each advancement now must be received with a further sense of concern.

It was several years ago that I first wrote about micro-drones – miniature flying vehicles that are designed to be as small as an insect. These tiny drones would be “hidden in plain sight” with the ability to harvest energy from natural and man-made power sources. The Air Force admitted in the video below that they could enter houses and even commit assassinations after being dropped from military aircraft.

So, here we are with the Pentagon’s most recent announcement about testing drone swarms that can be launched from fighter jets. Strangely, these announcements typically come from defense-related sites, or the videos appear directly on military YouTube channels; this latest one, however, has been given extensive treatment by The Washington Post in its article “Veil of secrecy lifted on Pentagon office planning ‘Avatar’ fighters and drone swarms.”

High over Alaska last summer, the Pentagon experimented with new, secret prototypes: Micro-drones that can be launched from the flare dispensers of moving F-16s and F/A-18 fighter jets. Canisters containing the tiny aircraft descended from the jets on parachutes before breaking open, allowing wings on each drone to swing out and catch the wind. Inch-wide propellers on the back provided propulsion as they found one another and created a swarm.

The experiment was run by the secretive Strategic Capabilities Office, a Pentagon organization launched in summer 2012 to figure out how to best counter growing strategic threats from China and Russia. The specifics of what the mini-drones can do are classified, but they could be used to confuse enemy forces and carry out surveillance missions using equipment that costs much less than full-sized unmanned aircraft. Video reviewed by The Washington Post shows the tiny aircraft, which weigh about a pound each, moving in packs and gaining situational awareness after sitting inert in the flare canisters. (Source)

The “secretive program” is called Perdix. Here is the test launch from an F-16 (itself potentially a drone):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/bde747f0-e555-11e5-a9ce-681055c7a05f

One aspect of this video that is striking is how little detail there is and how unimpressive it is compared to other military promotional videos. Interestingly, the Pentagon was quick to admit that the release of this demonstration was part of a propaganda campaign to put America’s enemies on notice that this tech is out there.

(Defense Secretary Ashton) Carter’s disclosures raised some questions in the Pentagon about whether he had revealed classified information while previewing his 2017 budget. But in a rare interview, the director of SCO said the secretary sought a green light to disclose snippets of the mini-drone experiment in Alaska and a few other programs as part of a broader effort to get the attention of potential adversaries. (emphasis added)

While there is a very real global drone arms race (that the U.S. itself initiated) which now requires constant funding for capability upgrades, this video might actually be propaganda of a different sort; putting out something so unimpressive that it might lull other militaries – and the general public – into a false sense of how far along the U.S. military really is with their micro-drone program.

For example, please watch the next video that shows a projected battlefield for 2017, according to leading defense contractor General Atomics, then tell me that a toy with a parachute on it is a program worthy of being “veiled in secrecy.”

It seems that with each new announcement we run the risk of being conditioned to misunderstand the true state of military tech. Perhaps this latest video serves to reinforce that notion.

The fact that the Pentagon has just released a video, essentially through The Washington Post, might indicate an intent to establish the conditions that will make full-scale roll-out much more acceptable by giving us pause about what is really coming.

There is also a segment of the public who still have faith that if any of this is developed and used at all, it will be “over there” and not deployed in a town near us. However, combined with the Pentagon admitting that they have been using drones to spy inside the U.S., what should we expect the real future to look like?

What do you think is the reason for the Pentagon taking a high-profile stance regarding its micro-drone program? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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Viral Photo Of Black Woman Praying With White Cop Gives America Something To Hope For

Viral Photo Of Black Woman Praying With White Cop Gives America Something To Hope For

Racial division and the ongoing debate over law enforcement is appearing to reach a boiling point in America’s largest cities.

More than 10 police officers were recently killed or shot in multiple states after two black men were killed in an officer-involved shooting. The tragedies have sparked protests across the country.

Many Americans are frightened, worried, and sick of the back-and-forth tensions. But a powerful Facebook post which has gone viral is giving America hope.

In the photo, a Louisiana woman is seen praying with a sheriff’s deputy from Baton Rouge — and it’s resonating with people from all walks of life.

The photo was posted by Kim Muyaka, and above the photo of her and the uniformed officer praying reads the caption: “Violence is not the answer.”

Muyaka said in an interview that, “all lives matter: Christian lives, homosexual lives, all lives” and God called on her to pray with the deputy.

The 23-year-old said, “I’m not here to judge people, but we should remember that all lives do matter. We all bleed the same color once we’re cut.”

Muyaka described what prompted her to pray with the officer, which led to the powerful photo that has been shared over 20,000 times:

“I had been praying about the situations going on in America, based on what happened in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and Dallas, all over the place. Then God dropped in my heart that I need to reach out to someone else to pray with, someone outside my race. I wondered, “What if I don’t find someone to do that with?”

“When I was at Benny’s Car Wash putting air in [the] back tires, I saw the deputy making sure everything was going well and in order and I knew — this was the opportunity.

As I approached him, I honked my horn and told him to come to my car. I slowly opened my car door and said to him, “Sir, God has put on my heart to pray with you, not against you.”

As he grabbed my hands I could feel the fear inside him, and his hands were shaking. After I finished praying, he was relieved.

Most of the time the cops are doing their job. Nine times out of ten, it’s not about the cops. If a black person kills a black person, no one gets mad, but if a white cop kills a black man, everyone’s upset.

Today, judgment is all based on color. It should be based something totally different — color has nothing to do with what’s happening. I’ve seen things that happened to white people that I don’t approve of, too.

All lives matter: Christian lives, homosexual lives, all lives. I’m not here to judge people, but we should remember that all lives do matter. We all bleed the same color once we’re cut.”

Muyaka then added she wants to hold a prayer service for peace in Baton Rouge.

From Natural News: Dogs suffering allergic reactions and death after being injected with popular Merck vaccine

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Dogs suffering allergic reactions and death after being injected with popular Merck vaccine
Friday, July 08, 2016 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Tags: leptospirosis vaccine, side effects, pet health
Leptospirosis vaccine
http://www.naturalnews.com/054601_leptospirosis_vaccine_side_effects_pet_health.html
(NaturalNews) Dog owners and veterinary associations in the United Kingdom have been warning of a rash of dangerous and even lethal side effects from a popular vaccine designed to protect dogs from a rare and mild illness.

The disease in question, leptospirosis, can be serious in both dogs and humans, but most cases are mild. It is spread via the urine of infected wild and domestic animals, typically mice and rats, and is most common in poor and rural regions of tropical countries or Eastern Europe. It is not common in the United Kingdom. For this reason, the vaccine is considered optional, rather than required or even recommended.

Seizures, immune failure and death
The leptospirosis vaccine, Nobivac L4, is produced by Merck subsidiary MSD Animal Health, which says that despite its optional status, it is one of the most widely used dog vaccines. More than a million doses of L4 are used in the United Kingdom each year. According to the company, the shot should only be given to dogs older than nine weeks, with a followup dose a month later and a yearly booster.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) disagrees with this recommendation, warning that the vaccine is particularly hazardous for puppies younger than 12 weeks. The L4 vaccine is “associated with as many or more adverse reactions than occur for any other” optional vaccine, the WSAVA says.

According to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) of the British government, since the newest version of the vaccine was introduced three years ago, there have been more than 2,000 reports of serious adverse effects, including more than 120 deaths. The VMD is now monitoring the vaccine, but has not said whether it will consider pulling it from the market.

Known adverse effects from the vaccine include blindness, swollen glands, seizures and anaphylactic or immune reactions. In 2014, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) added a warning label to the vaccine highlighting the risk of “anaphylaxis and various immune-mediated conditions such as anaemia, thrombocyte-penia and arthritis.” The WSAVA recommends the shot not be given to dogs younger than 16 weeks.

However, British vets are regularly giving the shot to dogs as young as seven weeks – younger than recommended by the EMA, the WSAVA or even the manufacturer – without warning of the potential hazards.

Vets in ‘denial’
According to spaniel breeder Bridgette Evans, every dog she has given the L4 vaccine to has suffered an adverse reaction. Out of one litter of six pups, every single one developed swollen glands, in some cases as big as tennis balls. One of the dogs died within three weeks of the shot.

Carol Blackburn-Harvey, another breeder, said her dog became “overbalanced” and unable to walk three weeks after getting the shot, and died soon after.

“Vets are not willing to admit or are in denial about the risk posed by the vaccine – it can kill perfectly fit and healthy dogs,” Evans said.

Many pet owners believe that the VMD is concealing the scale of the problem by under-reporting the number of dogs affected, and that it isn’t taking a hard enough line against manufacturer MSD.

In fact, MSD itself seems to have admitted some fault, since it is known to have paid at least one customer’s vet bills for damage resulting from the shot.

Foot-dragging by the VMD makes it all the more important that dog owners report any suspected negative effects from the L4 shot.

“It is critical that pet owners report any suspected adverse reactions to their vets so they can be thoroughly and scientifically investigated and reported to the veterinary medicines regulators,” said Gudrun Ravetz, junior vice president of the British Veterinary Association.

Taking care of your pet doesn’t just mean protecting it from unnecessary vaccines, but also protecting it from harsh and dangerous chemicals. The Health Ranger’s Pet Shampoo, available at the Natural News Store, is made just from saponified high-grade oils, essential oils and plant-based extracts, with no artificial chemicals.

Sources for this article include:

Telegraph.co.uk

Store.NaturalNews.com

CDC.gov

CDC.gov

News-Medical.net

ScienceDirect.com

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“Why don’t we hear complaints from US?”… Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up — Public must be aware even more radiation is coming… “People need to realize impact of contamination on them”

Nuclear Expert: Largest amount of Fukushima radiation fell on US West Coast and Pacific — “Why don’t we hear complaints from US?”… Officials are criminals and trying to cover it up — Public must be aware even more radiation is coming… “People need to realize impact of contamination on them”

Published: May 16th, 2016 at 11:44 am ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-largest-amount-fukushima-radiation-fell-west-coast-public-be-aware-rdioactive-material-flowing-america-masses-people-need-realize-impact-contamination-dont-hear-complaints-calls-c

Interview with nuclear engineer Hiroaki Koide (translation by Prof. Robert Stolz, transcription by Akiko Anson), published Mar 8, 2016 (emphasis added):
http://apjjf.org//2016/06/Hirano.html

Now, strontium-90 [Sr-90] has been leaking from Fukushima into the ocean, so it will eventually reach the United States, especially the west coast. This much we are sure of… it is the masses of people who need to realize the impact of the contamination on them. In the case of the Fukushima disaster, for example, they need to be aware that some radioactive material is reaching the North American coast, and the prevailing westerly winds will carry anything released into the atmosphere to the US…

While we are not really sure [how much radioactive material has leaked from Fukushima] we do know that a portion of this material will ride the prevailing winds across the Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, closer to the ground, the winds will be east, south, and north, and therefore this other portion will fall on Japan―and we can investigate the actual levels here: how much fell on this town, on this prefecture? Adding these up, it seems to be only 2.4 PBq. Which is to say of the total fifteen PBq, 2.4, or roughly only 16%, fell on Japanese soil. If the totals are higher, still a smaller share of the total contamination will have fallen on Japan compared with the Pacific, with the largest portion falling on the west coast of the United States.

So why don’t we hear complaints from the US? Why are there no calls for compensation? Whenever someone asks me this, I simply say that there just aren’t any such complaints. Why is this so? Well the levels released by the US during the atmospheric testing were tens of times greater than Fukushima. They are the criminals, so they cannot ask for compensation from Japan. The U.S. government does not want to have to reflect on its own past, and I think they are eager to completely avoid bringing up anything like that conversation.

See also: TV: North America will not be safe from Fukushima radiation if plant keeps leaking — Animals “suddenly died” on west coast right after 2011 disaster… Whole world noticed this strange phenomenon — “Fatally high” levels of radioactive material has entered ocean… serious pollution is ongoing (VIDEO)