Here comes the Secret Police

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Ammo Smith
Nov 6, 2009
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This technology will become the electronic surveilance system for the Secret Police in the US.

One of Obama's classmates at Occidental College today was on WND.com talking about how Obama was already Marxist/Leninist thinking from being instructed as a teen in Hawaii by Frank Marshall Davis. This before Obama started as a student at Occidental. We have freely elected our first Marxist President of the United Sates and I am very afraid for all of us now!

The following is an article that was just published this evening in WND from a speeech made by Obama today.

WASHINGTON – First there were satellites in the sky that could read license plates from space.

Then there were cameras on every major street and highway.
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Then there were full-body scans at airports.

Then came the proliferation of drones over the skies of America.

Barack Obama announced today the next phase of government national surveillance – with a budget of billions.

It’s called “the National Strategy for Biosurveillance.”

But, don’t worry, it’s all for the public good, health and safety, officials say.

The announcement came in the form of a short press release from the White House press secretary today:

“As a nation, we need to protect the health and safety of our people from naturally occurring or intentional threats. Early threat detection and sustained situational awareness are critical to saving lives and improving outcomes when there is a national health emergency. The administration’s new National Strategy for Biosurveillance aims to unify national effort around a common purpose and establish new ways of thinking about providing information to enable better decisionmaking.

“The strategy promotes an all-of-nation approach that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal governments; the private sector; non-governmental organizations; and international partners to identify and understand threats as early as possible and provide accurate and timely information to support life-saving responses. The strategy calls for focusing on the most important information, and shaping the enterprise to meet that need, so that we can do more with less.

“The strategy emphasizes four key biosurveillance functions which are critical for the effectiveness of the biosurveillance enterprise. They are:
•Scan and Discern the Environment
•Integrate and Identify Essential Information
•Alert and Inform Decisionmakers
•Forecast and Advise Impacts

“Advances in technology, the advent of social media, and new science provide opportunities to strengthen our national biosurveillance enterprise. As a next step, during the next 120 days, the administration will lay out specific action steps going forward in an implementation plan. It is by working together that we can best promote the resilience of the nation and act to protect the American people.”

But what does it all mean?

It’s one more way America’s life changed as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the homeland.

A few days ago, PositiveID Corp., which describes itself as “an emerging growth company and developer of sophisticated airborne bio-threat detection systems for American’s homeland defense,” announced it was preparing a request of $3.1 billion from the Department of Homeland Security for ‘BioWatch Generation,’ an early warning system designed to detect the intentional release of airborne biological agents.”

The Department of Homeland Security already uses 600 secret air filters to detect lethal pathogens – either naturally occurring or those intentionally released in a bio-attack. Local health officials in the roughly 30 cities that have the filters manually retrieve them every day and take them to labs for testing. But, if terrorists released something deadly into the air, it would still take about 36 hours before the toxin was identified.

PositiveID seeks to sell to Homeland Security computerized “labs-in-a-box” that that can quickly detect deadly pathogens in the air anywhere.

The Obama administration wants to upgrade the technology, known as BioWatch, to cut the response time to six hours or less. Estimates to buy and maintain the new sensors have surged to $5.7 billion – six times the initial price tag.

The 2,500 new sensors and bio-attack alert system Homeland Security wants to buy from PositiveID or other companies would be fully automated. Air sniffers would collect samples at least four times a day, and an internal computer would run a DNA test on the particles for traces of anthrax, smallpox, Ebola, and other pathogens. The so-called labs-in-a-box would then send the results immediately over a secured network to local and federal officials, who would verify them and dispatch drugs to hospitals in the event of an attack.

According to reports, Homeland Security has already spent at least $30 million trying to develop the new system. It was originally scheduled to go live this month, but a series of bureaucratic delays and tech glitches have held up progress.

PositiveID and Northrop Grumman say they’ve worked through these problems and Homeland Security is ready to open bidding on a $3.1 billion contract for the labs-in-a-box before October.

Under Homeland Security’s plans, 2,500 labs would be installed in 30 cities, including Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and Houston.

The BioWatch program began 10 years ago – in the aftermath of the anthrax scare on Capitol Hill and at major media outlets. Over the last decade, however, there have been many false alarms and other problems that have led some to question the efficacy of expanding the program. In that time period, the government concedes that of the dozens of Biowatch “actionable results,” none were connected with evidence of bioterrorism or even cases of human illness.

But that hasn’t stopped plans to greatly expand the program in the form of billions of dollars.

One of the problems for the program, according to the National Academy of Sciences, is that pathogens and their close genetic relatives exist naturally in water and soil.

“Distinguishing natural background levels of endemic agents from a bioterrorism threat and separating genetic ‘near neighbors’ from the target agent present technical challenges,” reports the academy.

BioWatch has already cost the U.S. taxpayers approximately $1 billion. The next phase – Generation 3 – is expected to cost $3.1 billion over the next five years. These costs, along with perceived false alarms, have led some to question whether the program is a potential waste of funding or research.
 

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Scary stuff!
There are a lot of cameras going up around here, and I am talking small rural towns.

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Oldtrader3

Ammo Smith
Nov 6, 2009
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Here is the guy that dreamed all this stuff up! Read it and be scared, particularly if you can find a picture of Kimothy Smith!


Dr. Kimothy L. Smith Vice President of R&D, ID Surveillance Company, DelRay Florida, about to get a $3 Billion contract for national surveillance sytems to be integrated everywhere!


Vice President
Offficers and Board Members | International Security & Biopolicy Institute
http://www.biopolicy.org, 16 June 2012 [cached]
Kimothy Smith, DVM, Phd
VICE PRESIDENT
Dr. Smith is the Director of The Global Resource Initiative, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on bolstering the critical resource base of underserved countries and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. Dr. Smith most recently was the Senior Advisor for International Biodefense for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs and was detailed to the U.S. State Department Office of International Health and Biodefense. Prior to this Dr. Smith served as the Acting Director of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center. In this capacity he was responsible for setting the vision and strategy of a US Government-wide effort to acquire, aggregate, integrate, analyze, interpret and disseminate all-source biosurveillance information from governmental and private sectors for epidemiological analyses and health protection.
Dr. Smith also was the Department of Homeland Security's first Chief Veterinarian and served as the Chief Scientist for the Office of Health Affairs. He came to work for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2005 where he began work within the Science and Technology Directorate as the Chief of the Research Programs and Countermeasures Office, directing the intramural research program executed through the federal and National Laboratories.
Prior to coming to work with the DHS, Dr. Smith was at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he served as the Deputy Division Leader for Operations in the Counter-terrorism and Incident Response Division of the Non-proliferation, Arms Control and International Security Directorate. In this capacity Dr. Smith was responsible for maintenance and readiness of the Laboratories nuclear response deployment and assessment teams. Before accepting this appointment, Dr. Smith served as a Deputy Associate Program Leader for the Chemical and Biological National Security Program where he was responsible for administering and managing the portfolio of biodefense research projects at LLNL. r. Smith had actively engaged in research execution and program development in the areas of infectious disease ecology, developing molecular typing methods and the application of molecular epidemiological techniques to forensic investigations as an associate professor on the Northern Arizona University (NAU) faculty prior to going to LLNL.
Dr. Smith earned a PhD in molecular epidemiology from Louisiana State University (1999) where he curated the worldwide Bacillus anthracis collection. He earned his BS in Biochemistry and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University and was a practicing veterinarian for almost 10 years. During this time he also owned and managed a cotton and wheat farming operation in addition to a beef cattle stocker and production operation.

Southwest Sentinel » Blog Archive » Tribes Appeal San Francisco Peaks Decision
http://www.walosienterprises.com, 8 April 2005 [cached]
It is regrettable that Shamrock Farms has chosen such a tasteless name for their new vanilla ice cream,'' said Kim Smith, Applied Indigenous Studies student at Northern Arizona University.
''This is an example of the insensitivity our people have endured.It's another disgraceful chapter to our history,'' Smith said in a statement.

The anthrax detectives - December 15, 2001
http://www.avma.org, 15 Dec 2001 [cached]
Dr. Kimothy Smith, is a veterinarian and an associate professor of epidemiology in Dr. Keim's laboratory at Northern Arizona University.Dr. Smith says he cannot confirm or deny working on the bioterrorism case, but when asked about his workload in early November, he responded, "I've been working 24/7 in the last month."
Dr. Smith is hopeful that science will provide a break in the case.All genetic markers, the veterinarian said, are not created equal; some allow for the differentiation of very closely related isolates better than others, especially when investigators are using MLVA.
As of early November, work at NAU was showing that, using ultra-sensitive markers, one could trace strains of a different type of anthrax, called Sterne, to a particular laboratory.Sterne has also been disseminated all over the world."We can go into old strains like Sterne, [and] theoretically Ames, look much closer into those strain types, and differentiate types from different laboratories," Dr. Smith says.
This promising sleuthing ability is made possible by three factors: bioterrorists need to grow large batches of anthrax for it to be useful as a biological weapon, anthrax undergoes genetic mutations every 1,000 generations, and mutations lead to different fingerprints.
For a given sample of anthrax, Dr. Smith says, "We can go back and estimate the number of generations that separate two isolates.

- Dr. Kimothy Smith, Chief, ...
http://www.whsroundtable.org, 28 April 2011 [cached]
- Dr. Kimothy Smith, Chief, Research Office and Countermeasures and Acting Director, National BioSurveillance Integration System


Dr. Kimothy Smith, DVM, PhD ...
cstsp.aaas.org, 4 Oct 2007 [cached]
Dr. Kimothy Smith, DVM, PhD - Director, National Biosurveillance Integration Center, Department of Homeland Security

Background

Employment History


Associate Professor On the Faculty

Northern Arizona University


Applied Indigenous Studies Student

Northern Arizona University


Veterinarian

Northern Arizona University


Chief of the Research Programs and Countermeasures Office

Homeland Security


Chief, Research Office and Countermeasures and Acting Director

National BioSurveillance


Member, Department

National BioSurveillance


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Board Memberships and Affiliations


Director

The Global Resource Initiative


Senior Advisor

International Biodefense for the Department of Homeland Security



Education

DVM


PhD , molecular epidemiology
Louisiana State University


Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University


BS , Biochemistry
 
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