In 2005 Dr. Anthony Fauci and then CDC head Julie Gerberding approved the reconstruction of the 1918 Spanish Flu virus using reverse genetics from the unearthed genome sequence dug up in Alaska permafrost.
The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed up to 50 million people worldwide. An estimated 675,000 died in the United States where life expectancy was lowered by more than 10 years.
Dr. Terence Tumpey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and his team filled gaps in the 1918 strain with H1N1 genes and grew their recreated virus in canine kidney cells and hens’ eggs and then infected mice.
The strain manufactured in the lab generated 39,000 times more virus particles in mice lungs than a modern flu strain. All mice died within 6 days of infection.
“This would be extremely dangerous should it escape, and there is a long history of things escaping.”
Barbara Hatch Rosenberg Molecular Biologist
The genome sequence was put on the GenBank database, so if someone wanted to recreate more of the Spanish Flu the technology is available.
The Army’s Operation Inclusionincluded “must read” handouts, with a pyramid listing behaviors considered to be overt and covert white supremacy such as “Make America Great Again,” celebrating Columbus Day, and saying “all lives matter,” or “there’s only one human race.”
The triangle of racism, complete with typos, seems to be a redone version of an earlier viral Instagram version from May 2020.
The City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights invited “white City employees” to attend a training session instructing them how “individualism,” “perfectionism,” “intellectualization,” and “objectivity” are racist traits to be abandoned in pursuit of social justice.
In the Treaty of 1856, Congress promised that “no portion” of the Creek Reservation “shall ever be embraced or included within, or annexed to, any Territory or State.”
This week, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the case McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA that the Creek Nation within Oklahoma is reestablished as an Indian reservation.
The Court also ruled the state of Oklahoma does not have jurisdiction over Native American Jimcy McGirt’s case on Indian land, which will most likely be retried in federal court. Other cases could also be repealed. Read more on complicated Tribal law at FBI.gov.
Justice John Roberts wrote that Congress’ cumulative body of legislation sufficiently disestablished the CREEK nation, and it is NOT necessary for Congress to specifically declare it disestablished.
However, in ruling against the Trump Administration in the DACA case, Roberts said the administration did not follow exact proper procedures. Interesting.
Indian Slave Owners
The Five Tribes of Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles whose members collectively held at least 8,000 slaves, signed treaties of alliance with the Confederacy and fought against the North.
After the Confederate loss new treaties were made stating the Tribes had “ignored their allegiance to the United States” and were “liable to forfeit” all “benefits and advantages enjoyed by them.” These western lands became the Oklahoma Territory.
“When, in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce [a people] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”