(NaturalNews) As if it’s not enough for the TSA to feel you up at the airport, now they’re experimenting with rapid results DNA scanners that can scan and analyze your DNA using just a drop of saliva. Spit at the TSA agent who is molesting you, in other words, and they can use that saliva to scan your DNA and then store it in a government database.
Why would they want to do that? We can only imagine.
Harvesting your DNA at the airport
Now that the TSA is experimenting with portable DNA scanners, their real agenda becomes apparent: They will use airport security checkpoints to harvest DNA from the public in order to build up their government “bio bank” database of stolen DNA.
Of course, they will assure the public that they aren’t storing the DNA information …and the naked body scanners don’t store images, either. Oh yeah, and the TSA’s security procedures make air travel safer, too, if you can believe that.
Our source for this story is a report called “Genetic Patdown” published at TheDaily.com (http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/0…). That story reveals that a company called NetBio manufactures the portable DNA scanning devices.
That same story also reveals that the TSA rolled out these DNA screening devices without even checking with the privacy committee of the DHS. Jim Harper, who serves on that committee, is even quoted in the story saying, “We’re plunging into the unknown here.”
But we aren’t actually. It’s not unknown. History has seen this before. It’s called Nazi Germany. It’s called the “Police State” approach to security: Use the power of big government to target the People as if they were all criminals. Then force them at gunpoint to consent to illegal searches and violations of their privacy. Do it all under the name of “homeland security” — or Heimatschutz in German — and keep the American people afraid by terrorizing them with occasional scary-sounding security alerts based on staged terrorism events that are often planned, organized and carried out by the FBI!
The recent Portland “terrorism” event, for example, was actually carried out by the FBI itself which recruited and then entrapped an innocent man with a Muslin name (http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2…).
The government agents that carry out these kind of evil schemes — “Verfassungsschützer” — are the modern-day equivalent of Hitler’s secret police. You don’t think the name “Homeland Security” was chosen by mere coincidence, do you? (http://www.slate.com/id/2066978/)
“Mass casualty events”
The Homeland Security Newswire publication reveals that, in 2009, DHS awarded grant money (i.e. taxpayer dollars) to a Virginia firm to develop a portable DNA testing device.
A DHS spokesperson named Christopher Miles revealed the purpose of the device, explaining it had applications in “…mass-casualty situations, reunification of family members following mass evacuations, identification of missing persons, rapid processing of crime-scene and suspect DNA, and various scientific and educational uses…”
Interesting, isn’t it? Back in 2009, they never mentioned “screening the DNA of air travelers at airports.” But today, barely two years later, suddenly it’s no longer for “reunification of family members” but rather the harvesting of DNA from air passengers — almost certainly without their consent!
After all, since when did the TSA ever ask for your permission to do anything?
And what’s the limit for all these privacy invading searchers, anyway? Where does it end? Can the TSA demand your blood, your saliva, or even your sperm for its tests? Is it soon going to be a condition of flying that you hand over your bodily fluids to the U.S. government so they can determine whether you might be a “genetic terrorist?”
Hitler would have loved the DNA scanners for his eugenics programs, of course. It would have provided a simple, “scientific” way to determine who was of Jewish descent and therefore who got loaded up and sent away on the rail cars. Fortunately for the world, Hitler didn’t have the technology to conduct DNA searches of people. But Janet Napolitano does! And she’s already proved that she will go to great lengths to spy on the American people (“if you see something, say something”).
I’ll tell you where this is all probably headed, if you’re interested to know. Before too much longer, we’re going to see calls for global population controls that deny reproduction “rights” to those who don’t fit the genetic profiles preferred by world governments. Genetic screening will be used to identify and then sterilize both men and women who don’t fit the correct “genetic profile.” These sterilizations will be delivered as vaccine shots — a move that has already been perfectly described by Bill Gates himself, who says that vaccines are the key technology for “population control” and “reducing world population by 10 to 15 percent.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/029911_v…)
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in fact, has been hard at work on sterilization technology called “temporary castration” that renders men infertile for six months at a time (http://www.naturalnews.com/028853_u…).
But who should you castrate? It’s tough to know. Unless, of course, you have DNA scanners set up at government-run security checkpoints! A “bad” DNA scans earns you a court-mandated sterilization vaccination injection right on the spot. Think that’s fiction? They’re already using similar tactics to draw blood from drivers at DUI checkpoints.
This whole scenario with the DNA scanners and population control eugenics won’t happen right away, of course. It’s always step by step… ratcheting up the police state one degree at a time like boiling a live frog. With the recent passenger molestation searches introduced by the TSA, the government was trying to determine just how far they could go without people rioting in response. And it turns out that most people are so brainwashed, so devoid of critical thinking skills, and so ignorant of their own rights and powers that they will do practically anything the government tells them to do. So don’t be surprised if coming soon is the government’s forced extraction of bodily fluids for DNA scanning.
I suppose the TSA can pull this off while they’re reaching down your pants, too, eh?
Author Mike Adams is also the composer of the popular TSA outrage song called “Don’t Touch My Junk”
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031530_DNA_scanners_TSA.html#ixzz1FJYD2M8Q
New portable DNA screener to debut this summer
By William Matthews 02/24/2011
The analyzer, about the size of a laser printer, initially will be used to determine kinship among refugees and asylum seekers. It also could help establish whether foreigners giving children up for adoption are their parents or other relatives, and help combat child smuggling and human trafficking, said Christopher Miles, biometrics program manager in the DHS Office of Science and Technology.
Only DNA can positively determine family relationships, Miles said Wednesday during a conference on biometrics and national security.
Eventually, the analyzer also could be used to positively identify criminals, illegal immigrants, missing persons and mass casualty victims, he said.
The machine, known as a rapid DNA screener, is expected to cut days or weeks and hundreds of dollars off the per-use cost of DNA analysis.
Using a process called digital microfluidics, the analyzer processes a DNA sample and provides results in less than an hour for under $100 per sample, Miles said. By comparison, it takes days or weeks and about $500 per sample to get results when DNA is tested in a laboratory, he said.
“We’re not about advancing the technology so much as integrating and automating it into a fieldable device,” he said.
Boston-based NetBio, which developed the rapid DNA analyzer for DHS, described it as a “game-changing technology” platform that “consists of instruments, biochips and analytical software.” It eliminates the need for a trained technician and special operating site.
The analyzer was designed for Homeland Security, the military, intelligence and police agencies, the company says on its website.
As with other DNA tests, the process begins with a sample collected on a swab, typically from inside the mouth. The sample is placed in a disposable cartridge, and the analyzer does the rest of the work.
“It’s the same process that occurs in the lab today,” Miles said. But “it will drastically make the system more efficient.”
DHS’ Citizen and Immigration Services bureau is first in line to begin testing the new equipment this summer. A likely priority is testing people who claim to be family members in refugee camps overseas, Miles said.
That’s important because when a refugee is allowed to come to the United States, parents, children and some siblings also could be eligible to enter. Citizen and Immigration Services wants to make sure those who claim to be relatives actually are, he said.
Similarly, the agency wants to make sure children are who their guardians claim them to be. Usually, that sort of identity check might be done with fingerprints, but fingerprints of small children can be unreliable, Miles said.
On an average day, 400 refugees apply to enter the United States, 40 persons are granted asylum and 100 foreign-born children are adopted, according to DHS.
Although DNA analysis speeds identification of people, it raises concerns about privacy and civil liberties, Miles conceded. “We have privacy officers and civil rights and civil liberties officers who are working through all of those questions.”
As a precaution to protect privacy, the analyzer avoids sampling DNA that could identify genetic problems, Miles said. For years, privacy advocates have worried that DNA test results could be used to deny people employment, insurance or entry to the country.
But even the analysis DHS officials want to do could be problematic. DNA test results might reveal that a child is not related to the man thought to be his father. “Is it our role to tell them that?” Miles asked. In some societies, revealing such information could be dangerous to the child and its mother, he said.
Policy hasn’t developed as fast as technology when it comes to DNA analysis, Jim Harper, director of information studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, told Nextgov. “There are still a lot of unknowns. I’m not certain we know what all is being gathered when we examine DNA.” So far, there has been no comprehensive public discussion of what is being gathered, and how it should or shouldn’t be used has not occurred, he said.
The machines are expected to cost about $275,000 apiece, Miles said. “That sounds like a lot of money, but compare that to a laboratory full of equipment that would cost millions of dollars and a building that would cost tens of millions of dollars.”
After the rapid analyzers are in production, he added, the cost is likely to come down. http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110224_1299.php?oref=topnews#