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Boston Bombing: Bomb squad was running “controlled explosion” on the same day

Posted: April 16, 2013 in Alternative News, Conspiracy
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(NaturalNews) Two bombs have rocked the streets of Boston and reportedly injured 22 marathon runners (two have reportedly died). It’s too early to know the cause of these explosions, but you can rest assured both the state and federal government will try to use this tragic event to blame whatever convenient enemies are most advantageous for the government.

No one has yet stepped forward to claim responsibility for the bombs, and the fact that no firearms were used in the attack may indicate this was NOT part of a false flag effort by the government to try to blame gun owners. (But it’s still way too early to tell…)

Here at Natural News, we are horrified at this loss of innocent life, and we are praying for the victims of this bombing as well as their families.

Bomb squad was running “controlled explosion” on the same day

What’s not yet being reported by the mainstream media is that a “controlled explosion” was under way on the same day as the marathon explosion.

As the Boston Globe tweeted today, “Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.”

Some people believe this explosion might have been part of the demolition of another bomb. It seems unlikely, however, that a bomb at the library, one mile away, could be so quickly located and rigged to be exploded by the bomb squad in less than one hour following the initial explosions at the marathon.

Bloomberg news is now saying, “This is very likely a terrorist attack.”

The question is: Who are the terrorists? It’s far too early to take an informed guess on all this. However, it is indisputable that the FBI is actively engaged in carrying out bomb plots in the United States, then halting them at the last minute to “catch the terrorists.” This fact has been covered by the New York Times, among other publications.

Also read
FBI ‘entrapment’ tactics questioned in web of phony terror plots and paid informants

Keep in mind I am in no way blaming the FBI for this. Most men and women who work with the FBI are upstanding citizens who would be appalled at such acts. But it is theoretically possible that one of the FBI’s many “terror plots” went too far and turned into a live bomb instead of a dud followed by an arrest for “domestic terrorism.”

For the record, the explosions seemed relatively small for a false flag, and most false flags target children in order to maximize the emotional leverage after the event. That these explosions did not target children is yet more evidence that it may not have been a false flag at all.

Either way, terrorism always works in the favor of the state. It makes presidents look presidential, and it gives the government an excuse to crack down on civil liberties all across the country.

Be wary of who ultimately gets blamed for this, especially if it’s a veteran or patriot.

Obama Goes Public With Brain-Mapping Plan

Posted: April 3, 2013 in News, Science
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Obama Goes Public With Brain-Mapping Plan

President Obama officially announced a new brain research initiative in a press conference at the White House this morning, something he first hinted at in his State of the Union address in February. In its first year, the project would devote roughly $100 million in public funding and a similar amount from private foundations, to develop new tools for mapping neural circuits.

“The human brain is at the present time the most complicated organ in the known universe,” Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, told reporters on a conference call this morning.  Understanding how circuits of neurons contribute to the complex properties of the brain and how they break down in disease is one of the biggest scientific challenges of our time, Collins said. “We aim through this very ambitious project, some might even call it audacious, to begin to unravel those mysteries.”

Since the first hints of the plan were reported, the project has gotten a mixed reaction from scientists. Proponents say the field of neuroscience is now ripe for a comprehensive effort to understand how circuits of thousands of neurons work together to process information. By mapping every electrical spike in every neuron in a network, they hope to understand the neural computations that underlie everything from perception to memory to movement.

But other scientists are skeptical. Some have argued that this approach to mapping brain activity is misguided and unlikely to yield important insights. Others are concerned that the effort would divert funds from individual labs, which are already facing historically long odds for getting their work funded by the government.

Details of the plan are still in short supply. But the White House hopes to launch the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative next year with money from the National Institutes of Health, Darpa and the National Science Foundation. Private foundations, including the Allen Brain Institute for Brain Science and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will kick in tens of millions more.

The project has inevitably drawn comparisons — by advocates and detractors alike — to the Human Genome Project.

At the outset that effort too was criticized by scientists as ill-conceived and overhyped, aimed more at technology development than advancing science, and destined to divert precious resources from scientists working in the age-old model of generating hypotheses and carefully testing them in their labs, says Yale science historian Daniel Kevles.

On the conference call with reporters, Collins, who led the Human Genome Project, said he held in his hand a DNA sequencer the size of a postage stamp — evidence, he said, of how far science has come since the genome project officially launched in 1990. ”You were doing really well if you could sequence a thousand letters of the code a day, and we knew we had to get a thousand letters every second, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, over a period of 18 months to get the job done.”

Today the genome project is widely regarded as a success, but like most successful Big Science projects — from mapping coastlines to mapping the heavens to hunting the Higgs boson — it had a concrete goal, Kevles said in an interview with Wired last month. “With the neuroscience initiative, how well-defined is the object to be observed?” Kevles said. “It’s not clear to me it’s well-defined at all at this stage.”

Today’s announcement did little to clarify the specific scientific goals of the project, but a working group led by two highly regarded neuroscientists, Cornelia Bargmann and William Newsome, will develop a preliminary report by this fall, outlining specific scientific goals and funding priorities.

Ready or not, the era of Big Neuroscience has arrived. The BRAIN initiative was preceded by the giant Human Brain Project, a European effort to build a computational model of the human brain; the Human Connectome Project, which studies individual differences in brain anatomy and function; and the Allen Brain Atlases of gene expression throughout the brain.

Such large-scale initiatives won’t — and shouldn’t — ever completely supplant the traditional model of individual labs generating and testing hypotheses, Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute, told Wired last month. ”Small science will continue to be a driver of discovery, but if you really want to understand a piece of tissue like the cerebral cortex, you need to do systematic large-scale research to integrate things,” Koch said.

“We now for the first time have the technical capabilities and computational power to probe the brain at high enough spatial and temporal resolution,” computational neuroscientist Terry Sejnowski wrote in an e-mail to Wired last month. Sejnowski, who’s based at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, another of the private partners in the new initiative, has been a vocal advocate for the initiative.

“These are enabling technologies that will allow us to ask new questions and perhaps find unexpected answers,” Sejnowski said. “For those of us who care deeply about brain function and brain disorders this will be a remarkable era.”