Wiki wrote:The Andromeda Strain is a 2008 science-fiction miniseries, very loosely based on the novel published in 1969 by Michael Crichton about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin. In 2004 the Sci-Fi Channel announced that they would produce a miniseries of The Andromeda Strain. Since that time the project has shifted to the A&E Network.. The miniseries will be made up of 2 two-hour episodes. The mini-series has already been shown on Sky Movies Premiere in the United Kingdom, 3 weeks before it's American Premiere
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On August 16th, 2007, cast and crew filmed at the Burnaby, BC campus of Simon Fraser University..
After a government satellite lands in Piedmont,Utah, two young adults find it and take it back to the town. Foolishly, they open it and it releases a deadly virus - Codename Andromeda. Andromeda seems to evolve, each cell contacting each other, warning of new lethal weapons. A science team are assembled and set to work in an underground Laboratory, completely sealed off from the outside world. When they finally discover how to defeat the lethal strain, which kills in around 10 seconds, it is a race against time. A team of planes are dropping the gas around the quarantined areas, to kill off Andromeda, however the laboratory has become infected. One of the members of the team was given the order to destroy every single strain of Andromeda held in the lab (there for testing), and she was black mailed to keep one strain. As the virus was evolving, it broke out of the casing and trapped her in a room, whilst setting off the alarm for the whole laboratory. Every floor was sealed, and the man with the pass key to stop a 15 Minute Countdown until self destruction had to get to a different floor and use his pass key and finger print. He begins climbing up an air vent, which is falling apart as Andromeda eats at the rubbers in the facility. He gets knocked down into a pool of radioactive coolant fluid for the nuclear reactor below, killing him. The head scientist now has to take his pass key. Another scientist rushes in to the rescue and cuts off the dead scientists thumb, killing himself in the process, however he managed to throw the thumb up towards the head scientist. He saves the lab from destruction with 7 seconds left, and everyone lives happily ever after, except for the few hundred people that died... The ending is strange, as it shows a man in a spaceship, on film with a government official, placing a strain of Andromeda on a rather big shelf.
*A fictional website called "What Happened in Piedmont" has appeared, featuring references to trouble in Piedmont, Utah. It takes on the appearance of a blog, featuring posts and comments. This website is an apparent viral advertisement for the above discussed mini-series.
*viral marketing blog
The comments are a hoot.
Here's an excerpt:
O.K. This article deals with disease transmission in one particular case. This leads me to believe the “wildfire” mentioned in these audio recordings MUST be related to the spread of a specific disease or a bioagent supply. I believe this because, generally, government agencies name situations/events for where they happen or a specific something about them such as “Ground Zero,” etc., which leads me to believe this particular virus/biological whatever must have a super high communicability rate and spread like “wildfire.”
Combine the name of the “protocol” and the latest tidbit of information we’ve been fed and it adds up to a really scary situation.
Because of this, and because you, Andrew, have managed to gather a group of people who are listening and looking and searching to find the truth about Piedmont, I think we all could benefit from gathering some basic information regarding activity which may or may not be related to the situation in Piedmont. What I mean is, maybe we could all help ourselves if we had an idea of what is going on around the country as a whole.
Any one of the folks on here who may have contacts within the government or medical industry/field: Have you seen an increase in the manufacture/order/stockpiling of a particular antibiotic agent, medication or anything of that sort? What about an increase in government purchases of food, fuel or other important commodities? How about suddenly high admission numbers at hospitals? Have administrators at your company/facility/school whatever begun to cancel vacations, put into place new emergency preparedness plans or act nervous, concerned worried?
Everyone else: Start looking at your own home towns. Have you seen any strange activity in your own local governments? How about any military bases that are around your area? Any influx or outgo of personnel which doesn’t seem to have any purpose? It may not seem important, but ANY change in routine could indicate the transmission of “secret” information and/or protocols nationwide by a government that believes the security at Piedmont has been compromised.
Anyone who sees anything like this might want to post it here to give us an idea as to whether this has spread and if the government has spotted it yet.
If we can pinpoint other places that may be about to be “locked up” like Piedmont, perhaps we can tell if this is truly isolated or if it has jumped to the rest of the country.
In the list of links is this: Link to Dr. Jeremy Stone’s facebook webpage bio
IMDB cast list:
Benjamin Bratt ... Dr. Jeremy Stone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicola Anderson ... Lt. Deacon
Magda Apanowicz ... Suzie Travis
Ted Atherton ... Ed Dewitt
Daniel Bacon ... Spokesperson
So, following HMW's method of reverse engineering KWH psyops let's do a google search for Dr. Jeremy Stone. I've never heard of a Dr. Jeremy Stone. First page of Google search results for Dr. Jeremy Stone. The first result on the first page is the Wiki article on Jeremy Stone and what a fascinating man he turns out to be. His father was the famous journalist I.F. Stone
Wiki article on Dr. Jeremy Stone
Wiki wrote:Jeremy J. Stone was president of the Federation of American Scientists from 1970 to 2000, where he led that organization's advocacy initiatives in arms control, human rights, and foreign policy. In 2000, he was succeeded as president by Dr. Henry Kelly. Stone continued his work at a new organization called Catalytic Diplomacy. Stone is the son of the journalist I.F. Stone.
Born in 1935, Stone studied at the Bronx High School of Science (1951-53) during which time he taught Three-dimensional chess at the New School for Social Research. After attending MIT for one year, he graduated from Swarthmore College in June 1957. As a consultant to the RAND Corporation in the summer of 1958, he invented the Cross-Section Method of Linear Programming.
He received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University in 1960 and joined Stanford Research Institute (SRI) as a research mathematician where he worked on Error Correcting Codes. In 1962, he left SRI to work at Hudson Institute on issues of war and peace.
In 1963, he began working on an arms control proposal for preventing anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems. In 1964-1966 he was a research associate at the Harvard Center for International Affairs (CFIA) where he wrote two books: Containing the Arms Race: Some Specific Proposals (MIT Press, 1966) and Strategic Persuasion: Arms Control Through Dialogue (Columbia University Press, 1967). He taught mathematics and arms control at Pomona College from 1966-68.
In June of 1970 Stone became the CEO of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), founded in 1945 by atomic scientists as Federation of Atomic Scientists (FAS). In June 1973, as a consequence of his activism in criticizing Pentagon spending practices, his name appeared as one of the 150 listed on the "enemies" list of President Nixon.
During the 30 years of Stone's stewardship, he and the Federation contributed to policy debates on the nuclear arms race, human rights, ethnic violence and civil conflict, small arms, controlling biological and chemical weapons, energy conservation, global warming, and related subjects.
Several of Stone's arms control initiatives bore fruit. According to the 2002 book Unarmed Forces by Matthew Evangelista, the Russians were calling the ABM Treaty "Jeremy Stone's proposal" as early as 1967. Stone designed and secured Carter Administration approval of a follow-on to SALT II ("Shrink SALT II") which was proposed in secret by President Carter at the 1979 Vienna Summit. He invented a finesse (the Bear Hug Strategy) that may have helped to make START II possible. And he created an entirely new approach ("No One Decision-Maker") to the issue of no-first-use of nuclear weapons.
In the 1970s, Stone and FAS helped catalyze the opening of scientific exchange with China in 1972. He persuaded the American scientific community to set up human rights committees to defend the rights of Russian scientists and was a leading American advocate for Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov, who in 1976 described Stone as "creative, articulate and brave."
He was instrumental in stopping an illegal U.S. Government program of mail opening by the CIA. He is credited with having made major contributions to changing U.S. policy on Cambodia at a time when that policy had allied the United States to the genocidal Khmer Rouge. He also waged an effective campaign to have the CIA and the KGB work together on issues of common concern. And he once was assigned, by Carl Sagan, the difficult task of determining whether to warn the East Coast of the United States of a possible impending earthquake.
In April 1999, Public Affairs Press published his memoir, "Every Man Should Try": Adventures of a Public Interest Activist, in which he documented his achievements and failures–including those noted above. (The book was published in Russian in March 2004 with an introduction by Academician Evgeny Velikhov.)
In December 1998, he led the first American scientific delegation in 20 years to Iran and, in September of 1999, hosted the return visit of the Iranian Academy of Sciences. Introducing this delegation to a host of scientific organizations in Washington, including the National Academy of Sciences, led to an agreement to restart the (post-1979 revolution) Iranian-American scientific exchange.
After resigning from the Presidency of the Federation of American Scientists on June 1, 2000, he formed the small non-profit, Catalytic Diplomacy, which has worked mainly on Cross-Straits Relations between China and Taiwan; U.S.-Russian arms control; U.S. relations with Iran; and U.S. relations with North Korea.
In 2004, he catalyzed the first public visit to Iran in a quarter century of a U.S. Government official, namely that of James Billington, the Librarian of Congress.
Stone has received the Science and Society Award of the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physics Society. In June 1985, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Swarthmore College. And, in 1995, the Federation of American Scientists gave Stone its annual Public Service Award.
Seems like a potentially dangerous man. He's been an insider for 30 years. He seems to me like a man that has been torn apart by his conscience his whole career, but decided he could do more good from the inside rather than out. Now it seems he is becoming a bit of a loose canon.
The Nation- Of Scientists and Spies. January 13, 2000
Alterman wrote:After thirty years spent building the Federation of American Scientists into one of the country's most valuable and venerable institutional voices for peace, democracy and real security, Jeremy Stone is leaving to create a new nonprofit called Catalytic Diplomacy. In his new capacity Stone will devote himself to providing countries with strategic advice on how to improve their security relations with the United States. Thirty years is certainly a long time to spend at any one job, and Stone, who turned 64 recently, says he has been itching to leave for more than a decade, and he is looking forward to new challenges unencumbered by the bureaucratic duties he shouldered at FAS. The organization's chairman, Carl Kaysen, adds, "Jeremy himself decided to retire. He reminded us that he had said five years earlier that he wanted to go. I did not resist that decision."
If only that were all there is to the story. But about a year ago, Stone seems to have lost his head. In completing his memoir, Every Man Should Try (Public Affairs), he decided to include a late chapter--one he did not show to the book's pre-publication endorsers--accusing one of FAS's founders and most beloved members, MIT scientist Philip Morrison, of having spied for the Soviets during the Manhattan Project. (He referred to his one-time friend Morrison as "X" in his memoir but then named him when asked by William Broad for a New York Times article this past May.)
It is always sad to see a good man besmirch his own name by false accusation. It is particularly upsetting--and more than a little weird--to see it happen to one whose father, the late, great I.F. Stone, has been the posthumous subject of equally nefarious charges, all based on extremely thin evidence from the bowels of perhaps the most murderous organization in human history, the KGB [see Alterman, "Redbaiting Stone," July 20, 1998]. Make no mistake: Jeremy Stone is a very good man. During the past three decades he has worked tirelessly on a vast array of issues, from ballistic missile technology to the peace process in Cambodia, playing the role of a model citizen and public-spirited scientist. During that period, FAS has grown from a paper organization to a powerful and influential voice on all matters where science, peace, justice and security may be said to interact.
The details of Stone's accusation could hardly be more arcane or complex. They turn on the identity of a spy code-named "Perseus," "Pers" or "Percy," depending on the document, who may be a real person, a composite or a figment of a KGB propaganda exercise. "For many historians," Linda Rothstein observed in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "the underlying question behind the controversy is not 'Who is Perseus?' but 'Was there a Perseus?'" In fact, the remnants of the KGB have been engaged in a fight with the remnants of the Soviet atomic bomb project to claim credit, as one Izvestia reporter described it, "for a place on the Mount Olympus of history." The alleged scientist/spy may not exist at all.
But Stone decided he had found him. Morrison, who had been cited by Stone's organization in 1981 as "an intellectual and moral anchor of FAS for a third of the century," angrily denied the charge immediately, and Stone grudgingly accepted his denial. In fact, while Stone's "evidence" is shaky in the extreme--he inexplicably construes a generic quote from the alleged Perseus as Morrison's "thumbprint"--Morrison happily points out that in the key KGB-authored document upon which Stone relies, Perseus is described as a veteran of the Spanish Civil War whose parents are from New York. Morrison's parents never lived in New York, and he could hardly have served in Spain, being afflicted with polio.
At first the gray eminences at FAS hoped the incident would just go away. Frank von Hippel, chairman of the FAS Fund, told me, "We thought we could ride this out with Jeremy's apology." But he soon discovered "continuing unhappiness among the older and senior people associated with the FAS." Numerous scientists, funders, friends and colleagues of Morrison wanted a public rebuke of its president. Historian and FAS secretary Priscilla McMillan declared the accusation "a smear in search of a crime, a criminal and some evidence." Ironically, McMillan had worked with Stone to clear the names of atomic scientists Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi and Niels Bohr from a similarly slipshod accusation by KGB man Pavel Sudoplatov, along with Jerrold and Leona Schecter, that Time magazine and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour foolishly trumpeted in 1994. (It was this false accusation, Stone explains in his memoir, that inspired his thinking about the spy's identity in the first place.)
But it was Stone himself who refused to let the issue die. Even after his departure from FAS had been announced and his new organization had begun--he is currently working half time for each--Stone returned to an FAS executive committee meeting in November, accompanied by his lawyer, former Arms Control and Disarmament Agency director Paul Warnke, and stunned everyone by repeating his accusation. According to one witness, Stone announced, "I don't believe my own retraction, and I think history will prove me right."
When I bring up the November meeting with von Hippel, who, like Kaysen and Stone himself, had been portraying the departure as entirely amicable, his voice drops a few decibels. "I had hoped that would not come out," he admits. Stone's decision to reopen the matter, says von Hippel, was "just crazy and very counterproductive. And if there is any chance that there will be a recurrence [of the charges], people will be relieved if it happened after he left FAS."
Morrison, meanwhile, was initially furious at having to spend so much time defending his good name against the accusations of a good friend. Now he says he is worried that Stone may be heading toward an emotional breakdown. "He simply has an obsession that he cannot shake," says Morrison. "It is a great pity," the 84-year-old astrophysicist adds. "Jeremy has done great things."
Jeremy Stone is now 72. He's an old man with stories to tell. He seems to have a desire for history to view him in a friendly way and it is not hard to imagine that he might have some desire to take after the old man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I.F._Stone
Definitely a man worth preemptively innoculating the public against.
A&E Network’s official website for The Andromeda Strain
Mikael Salomon directs The Andromeda Strain. Among some of his more recent credits is The Company and The Agency , the first of which was a miniseries about the formation of the CIA and the second of which was a tv series about the inner workings of the post cold war CIA. Salomon has all the hallmarks of an intelligence asset.
The fact that The Andromeda Strain miniseries begins on Memorial Day fits neatly into Hugh's theory about bad news on the ground (dead American soldiers) = Media woo party is just the cherry on top.
I just killed about 2 hours of my life with this, two hours I'll never get back, and really I just scratched the surface. I was going to dig around Michael Crichton's career as he also seems like he could easily be an intelligence asset. But I've had enough of the KWH game for today.