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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:56 PM

Military Must Prep Now for ‘Mutant’ Future, Researchers Warn

I found this over at Wired and thought some people here might be interested. I think the term "mutant powers" is a bit over the top, but still I find the concept of genetically enhancing soldiers via drugs to be rather disturbing, especially if they do so without being aware of the side effects.


"The U.S. military is already using, or fast developing, a wide range of technologies meant to give troops what California Polytechnic State University researcher Patrick Lin calls “mutant powers.” Greater strength and endurance. Superior cognition. Better teamwork. Fearlessness.

But the risk, ethics and policy issues arising out of these so-called “military human enhancements” — including drugs, special nutrition, electroshock, gene therapy and robotic implants and prostheses — are poorly understood, Lin and his colleagues Maxwell Mehlman and Keith Abney posit in a new report for The Greenwall Foundation (.pdf), scheduled for wide release tomorrow. In other words, we better think long and hard before we unleash our army of super soldiers."


Link: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/pentagon-prepare-mutant-future/

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RomneyLies Dec 2012 #5
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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. We will ALL have to become mutants to survive global warming.

 

I wouldn't worry about mutant soldiers. At the rate drought is spreading there'll be nothing to feed them. And at the rate oil is depleting, they'll all have to stay home anyway.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:02 PM

3. Threw a party and none came! n/t

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:01 PM

2. A sequel to "A Clockwork Orange" as brought forth by the MIC. n/t

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:38 PM

4. Recruits have been experimented on for some time

 

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Dennis Drew was prepared to fight the enemy in Iraq, but never got the chance. After his military vaccinations, his immune system completely unraveled.

"Severe pneumonia and myocarditis, I think almost killed me," said Drew, a U.S. Army chemical weapons specialist.

Now living in constant pain, daily life is almost unbearable. His illnesses are nearly identical to those suffered by Rachel Lacy before she died last spring. The coroner said her military shots were likely to blame.

It's estimated thousands of soldiers claim serious illnesses from military vaccines. But to them, the most maddening thing is they don't exist -- at least in the eyes of top military brass -- who insist there is, quote, "no evidence, none whatsoever" that inoculations cause any long-term problems, reports CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson.

That includes blood clots.

The military denied any possible link to vaccines when NBC War Correspondent David Bloom died at age 39 of an apparent blood clot after his military shots.

Yet a CBS News investigation has uncovered more than a dozen cases of the vaccines being linked to blood clot problems. It's suspected in Drew's illness, confirmed by the military's own records in former Army Captain Jason Nietupski who developed blood clots in his legs, and documented in former navy nurse Julia Dyckman.

Dyckman's immune system fell apart after her shots for the first Gulf War. Now she has debilitating problems from brain lesions to dissolving neck bones.

"It's harder to live with these illnesses than if I was shot in combat," said the retired U.S. Navy captain.

She watched the latest deployment with a mix of interest and dread.

"I was worried. And I also had another reason to be worried because I also have three sons in the military right now," she said.

Sons who may be ordered to get the shots themselves -- those who refuse are court-martialed or kicked out of the service.

Their lives forever changed, the victims old and new desperately want to find out why the vaccines are making some soldiers so sick, but say they can't fight the enemy if the Pentagon denies the enemy exists.
Copyright 2009 CBS. All rights reserved.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:40 PM

5. The God Emperor shall breed his Space Marines

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:18 PM

8. Anyone saying wrong about it is commiting HERESY!

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:21 PM

9. And the emperor will do his will!

And the Omnimessiah be blessed.

<----- nerd, painting a space marine to be exact.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:25 PM

10. LOL

 

I do Dark Angels and Orks in 40K.

Empire and Orcs in Fantasy.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:39 PM

11. Angels of absolution

(A Successor chapter, and guard. Hubby does tau and kult of speed )

Fantasy, me Vampire counts (got 'em cheap) hubby Empire.

We do other games too, heavy gear and flames of war.

Truth be told, time to paint, play...not so much.

Dug the bikes out over the past two days.

It is time to get a few new units.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:59 PM

6. Electroshock a homeless man's liver long enough and what do ya get?

A mall cop.

on edit: I was being silly. Of course, no one is thinking of trying such experiments. Goodness me.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:11 PM

7. If you want a vision of the future,

imagine a mutant's boot stamping on a human face - forever.

George Orwell (updated)

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