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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sat 05 Dec 2009, 00:57


" The midge, also known as midgie, midgy or (sometimes) midget, is a flying insect of the genus Culicoides.
What is the midge? The male version of the midge is a harmless little fella who lives only for nookie. He's born, he larvates, pupates, becomes an adult, looks for weemin midges, has his wicked way wherever possible and then retires to watch sport on the telly and sip on a glass of bog water. The female midge is a tiny, flying singularity of purified malice with a miniature drill for a mouth and a stomach that can hold a thousandth of a pint of human blood. This means that a typical herd of female midges has the gastric capacity to suck a fifteen stone man dry - but more on that later.

The female midge, once she has been seen to by the male, lusts for blood so that she has the energy to lay her eggs. A chicken is content with a few bits of grain and some peckings from the compost heap, but a midge needs a meal of pure blood even though her eggs are microscopic and can't be used for omelettes. She sniffs the air and can detect carbon dioxide as it "plumes" from mammalian nostrils. Following the scent, she homes in on the mammal (usually a climber) and bores a hole in his skin using the drill-like mouth, then sucks out some blood, leaving a hole full of horrible germs and fascinating chemicals that prevent clotting. This hole subsequently becomes inflamed as the body's defences get to work and a red spot may linger for 12-24 hours. The pain experienced by the bitten climber is out of all proportion to the tiny size of the inflicting insect. (Unlike cleggs, a midge hurts while it's sucking. The clegg uses an anaesthetic aswell as an anti-coagulant and can thus carve out a whole lump of you without you noticing - a sort of sunday joint of red meat that can be carried off and consumed at leisure. Once the anaesthetic wears off you are left with an ulcerating laceration the size of a football pitch and twice as sore.) "



The Dragonfly Feasts on midgies
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 23:31

Woah i did not realise they had gone so far, and if they doing it to insects , they must also be at it for humanoids , watch out if in florida , the gm mosquitos are on the prowl , but its for your own good, the uk would never allow this on uk soil

GM MOSQUITOS
FLorida - Frontline for new mosquito tests
A UK company has developed a strain of genetically modified mosquito that could drastically reduce diseases like dengue fever. But are Florida's residents prepared to trial the GM insect in Key West?The tourist haven of Florida's Key West may soon be playing host to a totally new kind of visitor: genetically modified mosquitoes, engineered in a British laboratory to prevent the spread of tropical disease.

The technology has the potential to control deadly mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, without the cost and ecological damage that results from using insecticides. But as with any GM technology, opponents warn the insects could do far more harm than good.

A plan to introduce the insects to this southernmost point in the continental United States promises to make it the frontline in a new test of the public's acceptance of genetic modification.

Currently the authorities in Key West, like mush of the southern United States, spend millions each year controlling mosquitoes. A particular concern is the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti which can spread sometimes deadly dengue fever virus.

Dengue is largely confined to the tropics where it infects more than 50 million people each year. For most it causes a severe and painful fever, but around 25 thousand people die annually, many of them children.

In 2009 Key West had a minor dengue outbreak that coincided with the emergence of resistance to insecticides among local mosquitoes. Concerned about the impact of a future dengue outbreak on tourism, authorities looked to the new GM mosquito being developed by a small Didcot-based start up, Oxitec.
Stealth bomber'

The idea is based on a tried and tested method of insect pest-control: sterilisation. A gene is inserted into the mosquitoes that when it is expressed in the following generation, causes the developing offspring to die.

In the lab, the gene is kept silent by an antibiotic added to the insect’s food. But in the environment, in the absence of antibiotic, the gene is activated. Oxitec's strategy is to release only male mosquitoes which do not bite humans. If enough are released, all the wild female mosquitoes will breed with the engineered ones. The company claim a field trial in the Cayman Islands in 2010 reduced the dengue mosquito population by 80 per cent.

Some people call it playing God. I call it good management.
Dr Michael Doyle
"It's like the smart bomb or stealth bomber of mosquito control," says Dr Michael Doyle, director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Authority. Aedes aegypti is notorious for avoiding insecticide sprays and other control methods. It can breed in tiny amounts of standing water often in gardens and under homes. Because the GM mosquito targets others, it gets around that problem, he said.

As a result, it has less impact on other insect species. "You can go in and remove the species that are bad and allow the species that may have no effect on humans to play out their role in the environment," he said. "Some people call that playing God. I call it good management,"

Potential risks

But others don't see it that way. Anti-GM campaigners have already begun to mobilise opposition in Key West. "Oxitec is a company that is pushing ahead to commercialise this technology without really doing a thorough risk assessment or properly engaging the public in the potential risks," says Dr Helen Wallace of Genewatch.

Oxitec is pushing ahead to commercialise this technology without really doing a thorough risk assessment.
Dr Helen Wallace, Genewatch
Campaigners like Wallace argue Oxitec haven't properly informed people about the potential for risk of releasing female GM mosquitoes, or evidence that some offspring do survive the fatal effects of the inserted gene.

They are also concerned about whether antibiotics in the environment could allow some mosquitoes with the gene to survive. That presents the possibility of engineered mosquitoes biting someone, or the released mosquitoes evolving resistance to the gene supposed to kill them.

They accuse Oxitec of moving too fast with the technology before these questions have been addressed.

Read more: A brief history of GM
Safe, sustainable and beneficial?

The company's CEO, Hadyn Parry, strongly defends his company's technology as safe and well-studied, arguing it will be independent scrutiny that ultimately decides whether it goes ahead or not. "It's up to us to prove our case, and its up to the regulators to deem whether our case is safe, sustainable and is likely to prove a benefit," he said.

In his view, a vocal minority could delay poorer countries a technology that has a real chance of helping them. "You've got 50 to 100 million getting dengue each year with symptoms, severity and geographic spread all getting worse - how slow does anyone want us to go?" The company is already conducting field trials in Brazil and is in talks about others in Panama and Malaysia.

You've got 50 to 100 million getting dengue each year. How slow does anyone want us to go?
Hadyn Perry, Oxitec
The authorities in Key West want the US regulator to rule on the mosquitoes within the next year. One current obstacle is that no regulatory body has jurisdiction over a technology as new as a genetically modified biting insect.

If the US regulator does decide to give a green light to lab-engineered mosquitoes, however, it would set an important global precedent. The US regulator has international recognition and its decisions are often accepted by other countries. That would likely help Oxitec to move into more dengue-affected countries in Asia and South America.

But if they say no, critics fear it could be more than a setback for Oxitec. Advances in lab-engineered insects to control other, even more important diseases like malaria could be delayed by decades, they say.

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Post  quicksilvercrescendo on Sun 01 Apr 2012, 01:32

There are quite a few elites, offshore banking criminals and drug dealers that have hideout homes in the Keys.
Lots of rednecks, crackers and alcoholics too.

So there may be a slight silver lining should these bugs pose a threat to local inhabitants.
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Post  tgII on Fri 25 Jan 2013, 08:43

re: aliens; the best presentation I have heard yet and well worth listening to

This was a remarkable discussion re: slave plantations; blood types; mining
operations; comets connected to exotic minerals; alien tampering with DNA;
savior Gods had horns; savior class; giant Prometheus; alien overlords.

We are created from hominids. Hominids escaped and created civilizations.
Tracing our heritage to make sense of where and why we are today.

    Origins of the Homo Sapien Species - Evidence and Proof
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Post  KapitanScarlet on Tue 29 Jan 2013, 00:50

have downloaded , sounds interesting , will listen while drive
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Post  quicksilvercrescendo on Sun 01 Sep 2013, 08:18

At 1:45 to 1:50 try pausing the video at each second between this time frame.
Study the intricacy of the landing gear.
Then study the body movement of the alien with the feet contact the ground ground and its head turn.

Wow...this one is really good.

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Post  KapitanScarlet on Mon 02 Sep 2013, 01:37

Its the most freaky alien ive ever seen , maybe ethiopian ancestors (; but pretty good stitch together if it a fake , if it real , wootcha

theres been lots of sightings of orange glowing craft over scotland in recent years but presumed they military but one never knows for sure What a Face 
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