Thursday, June 30, 2005

First Grabs To Control Our DNA

A small company in Australia has been subjected to gross denials of rights after DNA database technology was stolen from it's company. This one year saga has spawned them to form a new approach to projects of importance to all people.

You would not think that the fight for the control of our DNA would occur in a country like Australia. Most people associate it with clean beaches and kangaroos, not corruption and denial of rights. My name is George Iliades.

I was born and raised in Australia and I take great pride in being Australian. I am the CEO of small software development company, Psylon Pty Ltd. One of our most important software development projects is a sophisticated National DNA Database, codenamed: Seraphim (six winged angel).

For the past twelve months we have been waging a war of survival and to get any form of justice for the theft of our companies Intellectual Property. Our reason for fighting this injustice is that we do not want DNA technology to get into the hands of the wrong people.

The fight continues now, because if we allow people such as this to gain control, future generations will end up in a society where people are valued and controlled by their DNA profile. Eventually very few people may control the entire population.

Our twelve month ordeal had more twists and turns than a movie. In isolation all the things that happened to us represent an amazing chain of events and devious methods designed to take down a company.

The dark side of this story is that this form of treatment imposed upon people is highly destructive and far more common than we are led to believe. The effect on our team was evident.

We had to contend with no legal justice from our Government [in fact no help at all].

We were left to run a company that had become a quarter in size, in under three weeks. This stress was compounded by the need to gather evidence so we could protect our company and ourselves from further assault.

A Global Problem It is easy to point the finger at one group, or person, or to blame the Government, but what I have witnessed has made me see that this is a symptom of a wider problem. I saw the lengths that people will go to for money, power and control. None of us can claim to be perfect but we need to claim back the right to use our basic moral compass.

Unfortunately when you are dealing with DNA and the future of global freedom, you cannot allow factors of moral weakness to enter the equation. Most people are not aware of the upcoming problems with vast DNA databases, and those it is meant to serve are not capable of defending their personal freedoms.

The other problem is a matter of technological imposition. The technologically advanced countries are going into isolated communities to take DNA samples and patent their codes. This, coupled with the technology gap could lead to the exclusion of major parts of the global population in the decision making process of DNA.

We Reject Your Reality In this world we are made to feel weak and powerless. All the gifts that we are given as free and unique spirits are boiled down to dollars and cents. We are fighting an endless, self-feeding cycle of greed, power and control. How can this happen? How can a global population be taken hostage by broken ideals? Fear! Fear makes us bow down to evil people and group pressure; it makes us do things that we know are wrong. Fear is what drives people to find the easy escape and sell each other out. What they do not realise in this case is that they are not just selling out an Australian company they are selling out themselves and future generations.

No amount of money can cover the price that we will all pay for selling out the control of our DNA information. We will respond to this world-wide problem with the mightiest power of all. Love! We will launch the first global DNA project based on a new business model on midnight Saturday 2nd July 2005.

The Seraphim project will be a global project for the people, by the people to protect our DNA and free our global spirit.

To be part of this project all you will need to do is give your heart.

What You Can Do Now Through the last twelve months of this ordeal we have asked for some type of formal investigation into these events.

To our amazement no government department has responded to our claims, rather we have been ignored and finally isolated.

If you are concerned about this issue we ask that you send a respectful email or contact the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard to voice your concerns:

The Psylon team will set up a new website for the Seraphim project.

To find out when it will be available, keep an eye on our web site at Psylon.

Also send our team an email to encourage us with this struggle to,

By George Iliades June 30 05

Onwards and upwards!!: Loud and clear comrade! The stars are my brothers and sisters loud and clear comrade! The stars are my brothers and sisters and the heart is mercy! and the heart is mercy! Mercy for them all..........Mercy for them all.......... Regards,

All the chickens in the hen house. All the chickens in the hen house.


Worries over DNA and racial profiling
UK: Black men are four times more likely than White men to be on the national DNA database and there is growing concern about racial profiling in criminal investigations.

Lab's Errors Force Review of 150 Virginia DNA Cases
US: WASHINGTON, - A sharply critical independent audit found that Virginia's nationally recognized central crime laboratory had botched DNA tests in a leading capital murder case. The findings prompted Gov. Mark Warner to order a review of the lab's handling of testing in 150 other cases as well.

Witch-hunt targets scientists
QLD: SCIENTISTS at the John Tonge Centre are being threatened with jail in the wake of a government hunt for the source of leaks highlighting serious problems in the forensic laboratories.

Fresh swipe at DNA labs
Scientist Kris Bentley, whose departure yesterday follows that of forensic biologist Deanna Belzer after concerns about "inaccurate" DNA results and unvalidated equipment, issued a scathing resignation letter leaked to The Courier-Mail.

DNA leads 'CSI' cold-case squad to first arrest?
Frozen case? I don't really know what to say about them until they come up with their case. They say it involves DNA evidence but that's the only stuff we know.

Criminal's DNA filed under relative's name
The New South Wales Opposition is calling for an investigation into claims that police have entered DNA data for serious offenders under incorrect names.

DNA fingerprinting 'no longer foolproof'...
The genetic profiles held by police for criminal investigations are not sophisticated enough to prevent false identifications, according to the father of DNA fingerprinting.

PROFESSOR BARRY BOETTCHER: Now, there should be a law enacted within Queensland so that when cases come up like this they can be brought to attention and if an appropriate authority such as a judge of your Supreme Court considers that it merits further inquiry, an inquiry be ordered.

'Rape' officer clears his name
UK: A former policeman has been cleared of rape after protesting his innocence for 15 years. Judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh ruled that Brian Kelly, 47, had suffered a miscarriage of justice over crucial DNA evidence.

New unit investigates unsolved deaths?
A new police unit has been established to investigate more than 360 unsolved deaths in New South Wales, with many of the deaths dating back more than 30 years.

Prisoner's bid for review denied
Prisoner Roger Cheney has lost a Supreme Court action to have a judicial review of his 1993 convictions an 30-year jail sentence. Justice Shaw said he was concerned about the prisoner's claim that DNA evidence held by the police could prove his innocence. Although Cheney had requested the results of the DNA tests, he had been denied access to the forensic analysis.

QLD Prisoners DNA Bid THE curious case of Queensland's "cat lady" murder is set to test the state's legal authorities again, with the man convicted of the killing asking the Attorney-General to take the unprecedented step of releasing blood samples for DNA retesting.

Database clears up crimes?
NSW Police Minister John Watkins said at the launch of a Sydney conference of international forensic experts meeting to mark 100 years of fingerprinting in NSW. He said the collection of DNA from prisoners and suspects in NSW during the past two years had led to more than 5,400 matches on the forensic database.

A Question of Innocence
Katrina Bolton: The promise of DNA freeing the innocent as well as convicting the guilty has been repeated by politicians across Australia, usually while DNA laws are being expanded. The promise was made as a national DNA database, ‘Crimtrac’ was created, and it was made as NSW introduced legislation giving unprecedented powers to take DNA samples from prisoners, by force if necessary.

Weak Carr Government suspends Innocence Panel
It's a callous disregard for justice! The panel takes applications from convicted prisoners for DNA evidence to be analysed a move that may help in a future court appeal.

JUST BEAT IT! Govt lauds crime-solving technology?
The New South Wales Government says advances in crime solving technology are helping the progress of hundreds of police investigations.

DNA testing causes debate in murder case
The use of voluntary DNA testing in the investigation of a murder case in New South Wales has been applauded by victim support groups who are ill informed about the process said Justice Action's spokesperson Gregory Kable.

Abolition of double jeopardy law a political stunt: NSW Opp
Why draconian laws? What about the re-trial by media that goes along with it? Twice shy?

The NSW government has finally appointed somebody (Justice John Nader) to head up its Innocence Panel and has produced leaflets and forms for people convicted of serious crimes (eg murder) to apply for DNA testing if they believe it may help prove their innocence. You can get the info by phoning 1300 881 717 or writing to the panel at GPO Box 45 Sydney NSW 2001.

Is the Westminster System flawed?
Most people would say Lady Di got the boot and NSW has so much trouble getting the Innocence Panel moving. I said hey, what's going on!

Murder charge first for DNA data bank link, but not the same as solving the murder Mass DNA testing of prisoners has led to the first NSW case of a person being charged with a previously unsolved murder as a result of a controversial gene-matching data bank. The Herald reported 25 Nov 02 "a DNA saliva swab led to the charging of a former prisoner with the bashing murder of a woman. Police had been unable to find any witnesses or suspects following the murder in Sydney's inner city two years ago. Detectives had admitted they faced a tough job finding the killer."

Prisoners can prove innocence for $20
Les Kennedy Daily Telegraph reported today that" Prisoners who believe that DNA will prove they were wrongly convicted will have the chance to prove their innocence for a mere $20 administration fee. The move comes 20 months after NSW inmates were asked to provide DNA for comparison with a databank of DNA from unsolved crime scenes for possible convictions.

DNA yours or mine?
Now they have isolated two genes that they say tells you if you're more likely to be depressed. What does that mean? It could mean that you should stay in jail because you are more likely than not to continue your offending behaviour according to a Department of Corrective Services Forensic Psychiatrist.

DNA = Do Not Assume - DNA Controversies!
The national DNA database of all known offenders proposed by Prime Minister Tony Blair could mean that innocent people will be accused of crimes they did not commit.

DNA Evidence of Bipartisanship
Last week the U.S. Congress passed the Justice for All Act, which includes provisions of the Innocence Protection Act. As of this posting, the legislation has not yet been signed by President Bush. Attached is an analysis of the legislation prepared by the Justice Project.

Here come de Judge - Time to Leave [266]
There have always been examples of rulings and interpretations that have supported the saying "The law is an ass". This is increasingly the case, because even the best intentioned judges are now facing an avalanche of new technologies and social change. But, it is no good making excuses for the judiciary and continuing to accept their strange interpretations. We must recognise that not only judges but the whole legal system will struggle more and more. In the end the whole system will become a farce. This is the way empires end.

2nd Renaissance -15 The Rabbits And The Wolves [180]
Historically, there have been periods when legal distinctions between animals and humans have been blurred. For instance, in medieval Europe, in the 14th and 15th centuries, numerous trials and executions of animals occurred. One source identifies 34 recorded instances of pigs having been tried and cruelly put to death. Besides pigs; rats, chickens, goats, and bees were similarly tried. Some of the pigs were fully dressed in human clothes at the time they were, inevitably, found guilty. In one case a vicar excommunicated a flock of sparrows that infested his church. All this happened despite the theological stance that animals had no soul, and no morals or conscience. They could not really be guilty of transgressing the Rule of Law.