The existence or otherwise of psi, ESP or whatever you want to call it, is one of those key controversies at the centre of the great consciousness debate concerning whether mind somehow exists beyond the confines of the brain. Hardened materialists say such a notion is nonsense, that psi phenomena such as telepathy simply do not exist and that parapsychology is a sham.
A classic example of this attitude is pinpointed in David Metcalfe's Psi News 4 here on RS where he links to an Alex Tsakiris interview with arch-sceptic Victor Stenger, author of the recent God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion. In the interview, Stenger manages to call parapsychologists charlatans, even including venerable researchers like Stanley Krippner in that charge. Apart from displaying such gall, "New Atheist" Stenger goes on to effectively equate psi research with beliefs about god and religion - something the likes of Richard Dawkins is guilty of too. But this linkage is false, a non-sequitur: the existence of psi phenomena does not necessarily need there to be a god.
This inappropriate free-association of ideas is typical of the muddled thinking in this whole area - even among some non-sceptics. But the nub of the matter remains - are critics like Stenger correct in their dismissal of psi? Well, this bleak midwinter I bring you the glad tidings that ongoing, remarkable experimental evidence not only indicates such scepticism to be misplaced, but that the whole nature of the debate is about to be superseded.
Parapsychology generally provides its evidence in the form of statistics, and so is all too readily subject to the charge of "lies, damned lies and statistics" - how reliable is monitoring lots of subjective responses to laboratory tests, and why isn't psi robustly repeatable in experimental conditions? When it comes to actual, real-life psi experiences - telepathic or precognitive events, apparitions and so forth - critics tend to level accusations of misperception or dishonesty against the claimants, and point out that in any case such reports are merely anecdotal, and not acceptable as scientific evidence. Mainstream scientists demand "hard" evidence (whether or not their idea of that is applicable to the mercurial nature of psi phenomena). But now, research by the redoubtable Michael Persinger, with Blake Dotta and their team at Laurentian University, Ontario, makes it look as if the hard-nosed sceptics can at last be confronted on their own ground. To do so, the Laurentian researchers have taken a different track to standard parapsychology - and it is all to do with light.
Persinger is famous (or infamous) for his so-called "God helmet", a helmet that holds electrodes in place on the wearer's temples that generate programmed patterns of weak magnetic fields which massage the temporal cortex producing sensations of unseen "presences" and other strange perceptions. (In fact, Persinger had developed this procedure to explore the neurological use of magnetism in therapy in place of pharmaceutical products.) But on the heels of this device, he and his co-workers developed a further instrument, nicknamed "the octopus" on account of all the wires involved. More properly known as a circumcerebral magnetic stimulation (CMS) device, this basically is comprised of solenoids (coils) set at intervals on a headband fitted around a person's cranium. The solenoids are controlled by a computer program that enables them to rotate precisely configured weak magnetic pulses around the head. This magnetic stimulation can affect the brain in certain ways, including partially disrupting the 40 Hz so-called "binding factor" of the brain which normally seems to help pull all our sensory inputs together into a smooth, seamless perception of the world. Put in non-technical language, this disruption allows normally curtailed or masked information from "Mind-at-Large" to reach awareness. Some of this information can seemingly possess psi properties, whatever they turn out to be.
I have been a long-time fan of this CMS device ever since I tried out a prototype at Laurentian. It gave me an unambiguous, veridical remote perception or telepathy experience, which I have written about on and off over the years. Now the Laurentian researchers have gone a stage further and carried out tests using two synchronised CMS devices, one worn by the "sender" in a telepathy experiment type of set up, and the other by the "receiver" sitting in a separate, distant, lightproof room. And here's the quirky bit: the receiving participant is monitored by a photomultiplier - a device so sensitive it can detect individual photons, minute specks of light invisible to the naked eye.
In fairly recently published research papers, the experimenters describe in detailed technical terms some results of these tests. Put in simpler language, two types of experiment were involved. In one, a volunteer wearing a CMS device sat in a room and was subjected to flashes of light. In the distant lightproof room, a second volunteer wearing another, synchronised, CMS device was monitored for biophoton activity ("biophotons" are emissions of ultraweak light produced by all living cells). What the experimenters found was that in exact time with the flashes of light in the first room, there was an increase of biophoton emission from the head of the second, "receiving" volunteer: the increased activity was picked up by the photomultiplier tube set a few centimetres from the right side of the person's head, at the level of the temporal cortex (roughly, just above the ear). This was a repeatable effect. The other experiment was the same basic design, except this time instead of people, two petri dishes of cells were used, each set within a separate ring of synchronised rotating magnetic fields, with one dish being stimulated by light flashes. Again, the cells in the second, lightproof room registered greater biophoton emission in synch with the light flashes in the first room. It seems the cells like the human brains were somehow communicating with one another without regard to space or time. When the rotating magnetic fields were not present, there were nil results.
Clearly, none of this has a direct bearing on psi itself, but, crucially, the experiments do apparently show that given the appropriate environment, some mysterious means exists for cells, and especially neurons, to directly interact with one another at a distance without any identifiable intermediary mechanisms. (Persinger tells me that preliminary experiments show the effect still works at distances of up to about 2 km, and the distance limit has not yet been defined.) The Laurentian researchers ascribe the effect to "entanglement", to non-locality: when an atom is suitably stimulated and two of its electrons fly off in different directions, changes made to one instantly affect the other, irrespective of how far apart they are. The electrons are said to be "entangled", but nobody truly knows what that means. It is "spooky action at a distance" to hi-jack Einstein's memorable phrase.
Psi phenomena like telepathy or remote perception would require consciousness to possess non-local properties. If the Laurentian work holds up under further study, then the researchers will have demonstrated that there is a biophysical framework within which psi can occur. They will have stripped the psychology from parapsychology and moved the whole issue of psi research onto a different level altogether. Be in no doubt, the Laurentian research is potentially game changing, and Persinger is under no illusions - he knows mainstream materialists will resist it, and ignore and shun it for as long as possible. This is understandable, because it challenges the very philosophical plank on which the Western view of reality is based. Identifying the workings of psi will be merely a sideshow to the deeper implications. It makes one feel positively light-headed.
The technical papers referred to:
Persinger, M. A., Saroka, K. S., Lavallee, C. F., Booth, J.M., Hunter, M.D., Mulligan, B. P., Koren, S. A., Wu-H.P. and Gang, N. (2010). "Correlated cerebral events between physically and sensor isolated pairs of subjects exposed to yoked circumcerebral magnetic fields." Neuroscience Letters, 486, 231-234.
Dotta, B. T., Buckner, C. A., Lafrenie, R. M. and Persinger, M. A. (2011). "Photon emissions from human brain and cell culture exposed to distally rotating magnetic fields shared by separate light-stimulated brains and cells." Brain Research, 388, 77-88.
Further information on a version of the "Octopus" CMS device can be obtained from Dr. Todd Murphy at http://www.shaktitechnology.com/shiva/index.htm
Originally published at Reality Sandwich
Theresa Caputo just keeps blowing me away. People like this are having a huge effect on the general consciousness of the human race as it dawns on more and more people that living is continuous beyond death and cannot be extinguished.
This two part episode of "Long Island Medium" called "On the Road" has a nice mix of Caputo reading people by appointment and what I like to call her "drive by's" as she bumps into random people out in the world and 'reads" them" with uncanny accuracy. It is always people in "need" though, and it is striking how departed spirits are hovering around family and friends watching and participating in their lives. It is also striking how much a work in progress the departed still are. The consciousness is not sitting on a cloud playing a harp but is embroiled in yet more lessons of being. Jerks on this side do not necessarily quit being jerks on the other side.
Caputo's bag is relating to people who have passed on but who want very badly to leave the bereaved with a message that might calm and reassure them.
In a sense, the purported 2012 shift in consciousness really is taking place right here and right now. Forget December 21 - we are already there. Because of the internet it's now much easier to find people with these gifts and bring them before the public without their having to wade through a lot of corporate filtering and inertia. Viral videos spread the news like wildfire so that it is easy to know where to go on the television to find these shows. I have never been much into TV guides and such and rarely had television shows I watched with any regularity, but the Youtubes are something passed around very freely among the social networking sites. That is how I ran into Caputo and her ilk and then made it a point to catch the series on TV. Otherwise, I might never have paid much attention.
There is another new series called "The Haunting Of (Name of Haunted)" which is also more upbeat and less Halloweenish than the majority of paranormal TV shows these days. This series features the medium Kim Russo who like Caputo is relentlessly upbeat and also spends a lot of time explaining the dynamics and mechanics of paranormal phenomena so as to demystify it and empower people not to be afraid of it when it is encountered.
Both of these mediums assiduously avoid the "cold reading" tactic employed by people like John Edwards and others who are so obviously clever but popular fakes.
I take a lot of magazines on History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Physics, Science, Technology and many more. My wife is a media expert and buys space and time with many publications and sites. So, I get them secondhand. I recently read the December issue of Smithsonian, page 10 From the Castle. I saw the beautiful Clovis points representing the pre-Columbian efforts in America. I now believe we have been fed BS for eons about who and what we humans are. The short article indicates we Homo sapiens some 100,000 to 50,000 years ago were just like we are today. Those Clovis points are from about 12,000 years ago. They were so perfectly made. Yes, the article above is about the PRIMARY TECHNOLOGY that most humans lived within for eons. They studied Nature and lived in unison with what was about them. They used Nature just as we use the tools about us today in our so-called advanced civilization. I say our evaluation of the past is BS.
Here is what I mean. I think humanity came here from somewhere else and perhaps we came to Earth in the form of seedlings or primary examples of DNA carried by our advanced Ancestors to become here on this planet. We might have even come from Mars to Earth when Mars could no longer support life, as we know it. I believe we are a means to an end created as messengers to sample environment and Leverage the elements and principles of Deity. 12,900 years ago the Earth was victim of a massive event that changed its face to Humanity. Some say a comet large enough to fragment and inundate the planet with many potential catastrophic possibilities are the reason why we had to start over. Nonetheless a massive tsunami swept the earth and we had to come back slowly to our present state of potential.
The Younger Dryas impact had a massive impact on the potential of advanced culture on this Earth. If this planet was once in the process of becoming a leading edge world of biological development, and the evidence is everywhere for those of an advanced mind, then the Primary Technology required a lot of field work. Persons familiar with Genetic Engineering were out in the field developing the world we know as “Nature” (the primary technology) to facilitate what is necessary to exist here in this planetary configuration which needed tweaking scientifically in order to establish a Life Structure here. Those Godly-Like entities who were our leaders were also Genetic Engineers but more than that, they were Planetary Engineers who incorporated much more ability than any one person could do today. Yet we have the potential. Your body and the environment around you are highly complex and to develop technology to coincide with the changing conditions of this physicality would need highly advanced knowledge and wisdom. Humanity lives and Leverages from these sheaths that we occupy here as a means of motivation in a physical state. We are the mind that interfaces with the physical world. We use these bodies to create enclaves of experience and perhaps even entertainment. I think our religious base is the true state of affairs but we have forgotten its totality and how we are part of its interface with matter. I hope you get what I am trying to say. I am saying that we are much more than what we have come to think we are. If we were not held back by some who seem to want to thwart our abilities, we could be almost God-like. I am saying that existence may be a whole different scenario that we have forgotten long ago. We must step back and amplify our minds to reclaim our abilities. We have a whole universe out there waiting for us to resume our missions. Think about it.
Over the weekend I treated myself to an episode of Finding Bigfoot. In this installment the intrepid Squatch hunters were standing in a forest cranking Bobo's manually operated air raid siren.
Maybe they thought Squatch was a child of the Cold War & he/she/it would think the Ruskies were finally dropping the big one & he/she/it would come racing out of the forest in search of the nearest bomb shelter so the Squatch hunters could snap a handy cell phone pic of the big guy.
Anyway, after the siren goes off, they hear something loud that some of them describe as a "large tree falling."
Bobo, a candidate for psychotropic manipulation if I've ever seen one, postulates that a Squatch probably just ripped a big tree out of the ground.
The rest of them are just amazed.
I suppose that it would be amazing to hear a tree fall if you were in the middle of the New York Subway System... but in a forest?
As they were interviewing one of the team members about how a tree falling in a forest is somehow evidence that a Squatch is around, the team member is standing in front of two trees with a fallen tree limb perched between them.
Maybe Squatchie put that tree limb there too.
As a sign.
Like a Bigfoot Crop Circle.
Without the crops.
Maybe that's Squatchies real secret...he's an interdimensional forest ranger just clearing out all that dead brush and toppling those hazardously dead trees.
Of course, it begs the question
If a tree falls in the forest and there's only a crew of Squatch hunters to hear it, would they believe it was just a tree?
Eight Martinis - Remote Viewing magazine is now in its eight issue. Available as a free download (pdf) or as a full colour printed magazine.
This issue is packed with great insights, examples and articles on a range of remote viewing topics, including:
• An Entangled Net - The Denver DJ Murder Case. - Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D.
• The Paradox of Predictive Viewing. - Lyn Buchanan
• Celebrating 40 Years of Remote Viewing: International Remote Viewing Association Conference 2012. - Lorrie Kazan
• For the Remote Viewing Record - Daz Smith
• The PEAR Experiment - William F Higgins
• Classic Ingo Swann - Statement on Remote Viewing (Dec ‘95) - Ingo Swann
• Precognitive Telepathy, Emotion, and Displacement. - Marty Rosenblatt
• Controlled Remote Viewing and Era III Medicine - Teresa L. Frisch, RN
• Remote Viewing Consciousness Targets - Stefan Franke & Benny Pamp
• RV Notice Board
• Remote Viewing Contacts/Websites
The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand. Monsignor Angelo Mascheroni, the diocese’s chief exorcist since 1995, said the curia had also appointed twice as many exorcists to cope with a doubling in the number of requests for help over 15 years.
“We get many requests for names, addresses and phone numbers; that’s why we’ve set up a switchboard in the curia from Monday to Friday from 2.30pm to 5pm,” he told the chiesadimilano website.
“People in need can call and will be able to find a priest in the same area who doesn’t have to travel too far.” And to that end, the number of demon-busting priests on call has increased from six to 12.
The Monsignor said he knew of one exorcist who had been seeing up to 120 people a day. “But with so little time per client he was only able to offer a quick blessing. That’s not enough,” he said. ”There should be two to four appointments a day, no more, otherwise it’s too much.”
It’s not clear why the number of suspected possessions has risen so sharply. But Monsignor Mascheroni said that part of the increase might be explained by the rising numbers of parents having difficulty controlling disobedient teenagers.
“Usually the parents call [because they are] concerned about a child who won’t go to school or who’s taking drugs or rebelling. In reality it’s not a demon, but when they’re 18 years old young people don’t want to be told what to do.”
Demons are literally everywhere these days.
It starts with junior refusing to eat his brussel sprouts. Then, later in life, he's blasting death metal, smoking pot & refusing his teachers demands to learn every significant battle of the Civil War. Finally, he sinks into a dark morass of kiddie porn, scrotum tattoos, necrophilia & devil worship.
It's a sad & sorry story, replayed over & over, year after year.
I'm personally saddened by the way the Vatican is apparently downplaying this well traversed road to ruination & Hellfire.
Now, as we sit on the threshold of the invented birthday of an invented God it is made doubly poignant by the approaching END TIMES scenario of the Mayan/Hopi/NewAgersWithDiminishedBrainCells and their December 21st doomsday deadline.
Will the dead walk?
Will Rudolph's nose finally go dark?
Will every soul be compressed & trash compacted into a tiny point of light and then forcefully inserted into the Singularity's hindquarters?
Will every Doomsday Prepper prepping in an undisclosed shipping container in America's heartland have the last laugh hunched over their accumulated supply of Spaghetti-Os as the rest of us are forced to BBQ the forbidden long pig for our last Christmas dinner?
Will Celebrity Ghost Stories actually become believable to anyone other than the most credulous amongst us?
Will Bobo find his Squatch?
Will the aliens rise from their secret base in Mt. Shasta and spirit us all away to a brave new world of intramural rectal probing (there's that pesky Singularity again) & vague spirituality interspersed with even vaguer environmentalism?
Will the Catholic Church admit that all those molesting priests were sanctioned by the Vatican to work on a secret new delivery method for the Communion wafer?
Will Christians admit that there wasn't anyone named Jesus born on December 25th?
Will we finally acknowledge Santa's genuine pedigree and leave him a nice full plate of psychoactive mushrooms instead of all those poorly baked cookies and all those diarrhea inducing gallons of tepid milk?
Only time will tell, my friends.
Only time will tell.
Big Brother is Not Only Watching You: He is Your Facebook Friend;
These are Dangerous Times
By Fahim A. Knight-El
Facebook: the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security Agencies, state and local law enforcement agencies and the judicial systems are not waiting to ascertain and utilize this valuable and massive stored collection of data that is voluntarily being provided and ascertained from social media sites for future purposes (the strategy and tactic of immediate utilization is taking place in real time). There have been various criminal cases in the United States where Facebook accounts and social media information have been subpoena into courts of law and acquired information has been used by the government to convict people for alleged criminal misconduct. I have law enforcement friends and they tell me that the larger police departments around the country have cyberspace taskforces who principle responsibility and duty is monitoring the social networking sites. Why wouldn't they be interested in this massive data base and the wealth of personal and private information being shared?
What makes Facebook and social networking sites valuable to the law enforcement community, is that this information is not part of a hardcore surveillance operations or some covert counterintelligence operation, but it is unsolicited information, which is voluntarily being given by Facebook users. Thus, ranging from photos (valuable identification of persons who might be a present person of law enforcement interest or perhaps a future person of interest)—this gives the government readily identification intell and based on your friends acceptance data that you have provided, it possibly broadens you’re list of family, friends and associates who also post their ‘confidential’ information on your Facebook page. It connects us to perhaps various links to people who know you and visa versa (of course most friends we accept on Facebook doesn't fit into that category of ‘friend’—they are cyberspace strangers). We provide in other instances some of most intricate details about every aspect of our personal lives, who we are connected to in various locations and capacities, who our employer may be, what gangs, social clubs and civic organizations we may belong, who we are disputing with, etc., are routinely entered on people's Facebook pages. People who are in domestic disputes are hiring cyberspace private investigators to find and locate incriminating data against spouses; also there are those who uses social media to commit scams in which the Nigerians are masters of cyberspace crimes—conmen exemplars. No, this isn’t data that is waiting for some future misuse or perhaps waiting to fall in the wrong person’s hands, it is too beneficial in the here and now.
I do not think that most people know and understand how serious the world we live in and the times that we are living under. Their orientation to the world is overly consumed with social mediums and they are not often engaged in anything relative to critical thinking and are not aware of the social, political and economic trends around them. They are not reading information that will heighten their conscious level and are not a part of any movements or study groups where good information is being disseminated. They do not follow the various so-called counterterrorism legislation and laws that are being enacted by Congress, U.S. Courts and by presidential executive order. Most of us do not realize that we could immediately come under the U.S. Enemy Combatant laws—where our so-called due process is stripped from us and we find themselves facing long term incarceration because of what appeared to be an innocent or not so innocent Facebook posting—image or language that allegedly compromises U.S. National Security and/or making statements in support of United States external foreign enemies as a post on Facebook; moreover, this could prove troublesome for American citizens under this new reactionary course that our government has taking.
They do not realize just like the so-called Al Qaeda terrorist that have been held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since the 9/11 hoax and the Iraq War; and has been legally stripped of all of their rights as prisoners of war, this could easily be any ordinary American citizen. The National Defense Authorization Act (passed by President Obama on December 31, 2011) has broadened the United States Justice Department powers and legality to place United States Citizens in off shore custody prisons and incarcerate them in places like Guantanamo Bay, which is designated throughout the world. Our young social media networking brothers and sisters (our children) are having fun and do not have a clue that there is a sinister force paying attention to their postings and they are not looking to have fun. We as parents, family and elders in the community are going to have to find better ways to get our young people properly informed about the danger of social media. If not the U.S. Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act, and Military Commission Act, etc., will be facing them, which is designed to feed them/us into the prison industrial complex. This is why in some of my recent Blogs, I overly stressed the importance of SHARING wisdom and Knowledge. My personal conscious journey or personal awaken started when I was a 13 year old teenager and various conscious groups and individuals helped to facilitate leading me to thinking outside the box and developing a conscious level. This eventually led me to Los Angles, California where I met Dr. Maulana Karenga and Ashra Kwesi they too helped to connect me to Pan-Africanism, Nationalism and the importance of developing an African centered mindset. It was these and other collective experiences that have had that helped to shape my worldview. The Path that I am on today is by no means coincidental, it was those experiences that led me to this time and space. I do not perceive that social media will lead our young people into developing a meaningful worldview.
I know that, I have some recent conversations with other Bloggers and outright strangers about my resistance to Facebook; I wrote this piece on Facebook last year titled, “Facebook: The New Cointelpro: What Do You Mean By No Snitching? here is the link for those who might be interested. http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/20... . But I know I/We live in the age of the U.S. Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and I will be intentionally and repetitively mention these Acts throughout the Blog because of their significance relative to our civil liberty. This young generation does not know nor understand the complexity of the world we live under. Their lack of understanding can render them and even some of us 'old heads" vulnerable, unless we fully understand that there has been a social, political, and economic paradigm shift even in how law enforcement view criminal science and we might get caught up out of sheer ignorance. I think the visible evidence relative to Facebook is clear; people are divulging huge amounts of information about themselves on this public social networking forum. I do not think that point can be argued and whether or not Zuckerberg could be covertly working in the interest of the intelligence community is questionable and perhaps debatable, But here is a the New York Times Internet article dated December 15, 2010 titled, “Person of the Year: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg” that raise a very interesting thought:
"The door opened, and a distinguished-looking gray-haired man burst in — it's the only way to describe his entrance — trailed by a couple of deputies. He was both the oldest person in the room by 20 years and the only one wearing a suit. He was in the building, he explained with the delighted air of a man about to secure ironclad bragging rights forever, and he just had to stop in and introduce himself to Zuckerberg: Robert Mueller, director of the FBI, pleased to meet you."
"They shook hands and chatted about nothing for a couple of minutes, and then Mueller left. There was a giddy silence while everybody just looked at one another as if to say, What the hell just happened?"
I think this gesture or non-gesture spoke volumes relative to FBI director Robert Mueller coming to visit Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook. Thus, to me the visit could have implied that thanks to you and Facebook intelligence gathering on people have become easier and more accessible. The masses have been made blind, deaf and dumb; many are having fun and do not have a clue that they could be contributing to a covert government espionage operation, which the collection of this massive data will eventually be used against them and others by the government.
I do not think we can overlook the sinister reality of Cointelpro (FBI counterintelligence program that was enacted by J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s-1970s) as something of the past. I am providing the forum with the Wikipedia link defining and explaining Cointelpro: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO. I have actual copies of FBI documents (thanks to the Freedom of Information Act) and books on the United States Government detailing how our government illegally spied, illegally wiretapped, printed false stories in newspapers, planted agent provocateurs in leftwing and rightwing organizations, staged assassinations, created internal confusion in organizations, etc. Facebook in my opinion is a social experiment whereas people are voluntarily providing the government with their own personal dossiers (in this manner there are no compromises relative to the question of civil liberties or constitutional rights).
Although, people have choices (I think this term has been deduced to a cliché), but they are not able to combat the propaganda and disinformation campaigns and therefore, we are constantly made pawns in the game. So, I do not trust Facebook and no one can convince me that 12-30 age groups are responsibly posting and they understand all the legal and technical ramifications that could come in the play. Big Brother is no longer watching us; he has been given a formal invite and received and accepted as a Facebook "friend" just click and accept. Moreover, and start sharing.
I really do not think there was anything new relative to President Obama constructing this recently talked about memo dealing with the possibility of “Internal Treats” and how the government was going to deal with government officials who would compromise sensitive and classified information that would bring into question our national security. The Obama Administration wrote some directives of how they are going to deal with ‘Insider Threat’. I think myself and many other conscious persons over the last eleven years since 9/11 have been sounding the alarm about False Flags and the negative affect that the 9/11 hoax has had on the American people and the globe. Many of these initiatives had been put in place by President George W. Bush right after 9/11 in which he began dismantling how our government was structured based on the three levels of government, i.e., the Executive branch, Legislative branch and the Judicial branch—our government was structured this way to ensure Democracy and to add a dimension of checks and balances with the separation of powers.
Some would argue that the United States Congress, the elected officials of the people who were involved in passing the United States Patriot Act and establishing the office of Homeland Security gave the Executive Branch of government to much power (in unchecked Executive Orders, law enforcement powers, and was the Patriot Act essentially a violation of our Constitutional Rights?) and did this legislation actually upset the balance of powers we have in our three branches of government.
The Patriot Act, Anti-Terrorism Bill and other anti-Civil Rights policies gave the United States Government and the United States Department of Justice unprecedented authority; in particular over American citizens and the citizens the world-over in general. The Justice Department can now detain, conduct unwarranted searches and seizure acts (Illegally eavesdropping on private citizens without due cause), illegally arrest, concoct indictments via grand jury, seize real and personal assets, impose long term prison sentences, etc., if the government label you as a terrorist (this label could now be applied to ordinary citizens), the government has the right to treat you in any manner they deem acceptable and in many cases deny American citizens basic civil rights.
The American people have giving the United States Government this type of authority over them in the name of fighting terror. The Justice Department has developed terms such as “Enemy Combatant”, which allows them the legal ability to extradite American citizens who commit acts of terrorism and/or are in collaboration by way of a conspiracy with foreign dissidents on international soil (they even reinterpreted the Geneva Convention and rights giving to prisoners of war). They even have massive laws to deal with what the U.S. Government calls ‘Homegrown Terrorist’. The government now can use various legal and military techniques (specifically under the Military Commissions Acts of 2006) in its arsenal when it comes to so-called fighting terrorism. The have expanded the military powers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to function beyond the scope of natural and manmade disasters; it now has the capability to function as a military arm who acts at the pleasure of the president and is on call just like the U.S. National Guard.
For example, wiring tapping, detaining suspected terrorist individuals without due process (violating the14th amendment), monitoring dissent activist and speeches (violating the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution), monitoring suspected violators banking transactions by expanding the powers of the United States Treasury Department. But many view this massive legislation, legal, and law enforcement build up and guidelines giving under the Patriot Act as being essential and necessary in the United States efforts to fight and combat terrorism and to secure its boarders and secure its international interest in the area of foreign policy and national security.
The Patriot Act redefined how immigration would be viewed and in the name of National Security and as a result, many new offices were founded and existing law enforcement office (FBI, CIA, ICE, DEA, ATF, IRS, INS, federal, local and state law enforcement agencies, federal, state, and local courts) were giving expansive authority in the name of so-called making the American people safer in this era of fighting terrorism. Thus, perhaps in doing so the question that remains is, did we compromise too much of our civil liberties in allowing the passing of the Patriot Act in 2001 and the Anti-Terrorism Bill and the Military Commission Act just as the citizens did in 1798 allowing the passing of the Sedition Acts?
The conservative Talking Heads appears to continually overlook the massive reactionary Executive Orders and legislation and laws that Bush enacted during his tenure that has brought us to this space and time. Bush and his administration waged some of the greatest assaults on American's civil liberties under the guise of the U.S. Patriot Act and under the Office of Homeland Security. So to lay this Big Brother and eroding of American civil liberties totally on President Barack Obama is a little disingenuous, but no doubt he has been as equally and or if not more dangerous than President George W. Bush. But make no mistake about this, Obama's policies are only a continuation of what Bush started, which was a war on the American people.
The former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura wrote about the False Flags and war against the civil liberties of the American people in his book titled, "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us". So I think some of these pundits have hidden ulterior motives and many of them backed Bush in 2001 because they were duped into believing that we were at war with Islam and that Bush Doctrine (either you are with us or against us) had a motive of ridding the world of the "Axis of Evil" and crushing the so-called "Rogue Nations" thus, this type language was the epitome of Western imperialism. Americans applauded that we had attacked the defenseless nation of Iraq and Saddam Hussein and never thought twice that they were putting Executive Orders and laws in place to attack the ordinary American citizen.
The 9/11 hoax was used to compromise the United States Constitution and to strip the American people of any constitutional rights that were guaranteed to protect us as U.S. Citizens. They in particular wanted legal measures to offset our right to due process under the law (set forth in the 14th Amendment). They used fear and scare tactics to get us to accept and believe that Islamic Terrorist was coming to get us and that the Islamic so-called extremist had compromised our National Security interest. No, Bush and Barack were coming to get our assess.
Yet, we are now moving toward 2013 and 85 percent of the American people are still sleep and have no knowledge of what is going on around them (I do not feel sorry for us anymore, the handwriting has been on the wall for a very long time). President Obama in my opinion had sealed the deal with implementing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which has given him unprecedented and unilateral authority to bring the hammer down in any direction that he chooses. It is not about defining new legal perimeters to controlling internal threats and/or espionage—those measures are already in place.
I think those of us who live in the United States probably need to care about the course of action that our government has taking, because if the notion of dissent is going to be interpreted as treason, then just the idea along violates the legal ramifications and the bases of our jurisprudence system, which is the United States Constitution and will continue to give more way to the undermining of our Civil Liberties and our so-called basic rights granted to us as American citizens. Now, if we accepted the overall mood of our nation, it doesn't have any real political enthusiasm and/or gives us any optimism to resist. But those of us who live inside the United States of America should care because of the reactionary and dangerous public policy that has been enacted against the freedoms of the American people since 9/11. I think it is our God given right, as well as our constitutional right to continue to advocate and fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality. So, I disagree with those who desire to be silent and passive and not demonstrate dissent: I do not have far to look when it comes to justifying my disagreement and position with those who choose to be apolitical: Here once again are a few examples that should have all of us alarmed: The U.S. Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act, Military Commission Act, Anti Terrorism Act, that you are well aware, etc., and there are many more Executive Orders and Judicial legislation that has already been enacted against the American people. And eventually no one will be safe any place in the world.
David Icke Stated: "The human mind is the 'stadium' in which the global conspiracy is being played out minute by minute every day. That's the biggest prize of all for the Control System - to dictate what we think and so how we behave and perceive self and the world."
"Yes, you can control people physically in some situations if you have enough uniforms to do so, but you can't do that en masse because of the fantastic inequity in numbers between oppressor and oppressed. For the ultimate human control you need mind control." "There are so many ways that this is being done today and conscious awareness of that is the most effective defense from these external influences targeting the individual and collective psyche ..."
What gives the Hidden Hand and the Invisible Rulers power and authority over humanity is their ability to implore various strategies and tactics such as subliminal seduction. The dumbing down process in reality is so overwhelming and yet we believe that we have "Freewill", but we are often unconscious active participants in our own duping and very few have demonstrated the intelligence or discipline to exercise the type of Will that might have halted this neo-servitude status in which we find presently confronting all of humanity.
I do not think the freewill theory holds up when you look historically and presently at humanity's active participation in their own demise. Yes we have choices, but even the choices have been systematically and covertly arranged for us where the outcome is already predetermined to benefit the status quo often to the detriment of the individual and society at-large. I know people think they have the right to exercise freewill, but that doesn't mean they even understand some of the choices and decisions that they make. I also, know that there are many in Blog Sphere who are very informed but being informed (is not a light weight disposition) is not the rule, but the exception to the rule. Thus, the majority of society functions from a position of ignorance
Perhaps the largest population who is engaged in the social network site of Facebook is between the ages of 12-30—however the ages of Facebook users have considerably expanded in the last decade to a much larger demographic. However, the younger users have not acquired enough life experience and have not studied alternative perspectives to even know that covert danger could be lurking under the guise of Facebook and social networking. I just do not know, if they understand the principles associated with freewill versus naively and innocently dispersing personal and private information with little understanding of the possible negative backlash or consequences. Many full aged adults cannot adequately and responsible arrive at a happy medium relative to how much information should be shared on a public social networking forum.
Fahim A. Knight, Chief Researcher for keeping it Real Think Tank located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EI can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El
New video on the connection between the nightmare of Morgellon's syndrome and chemtrails. The horrendous little secret is that everybody who breathes air on this planet has the "payload" of Morgellons in their bodies Whether or not your body chooses to express it is purely a matter of how your immune system responds to the nano invaders. You better hope your body does not decide to eject the invaders. That is when the horror commences. If there is ever a massive expression of the syndrome in the general population the doo doo will truly hit the fan about chemtrails.
Here is a spectacular new video of chemtrails shot from the cockpits of jets. It opens with a FedEx jet pilot filming from the cockpit a near mid air collision with military spray tankers which did not have their transponders turned on, so that air traffic control had no idea they were there. There are also shots of obvious super dense trails billowing out the butts of tanker planes. Up there in the air the existence of the chemtrail project is completely obvious. Any pilot - commercial or private - knows what is going on.
No - not that Larry King. Rather the Larry King who turned the Omaha Nebraska "Boys Town" into a pedophile ring for highly placed DC insiders, politicians, and other luminaries. This is a somewhat better cut of the old film that became notorious for being yanked by The Discovery Channel before it could be aired. TDC quietly paid the production company a cool $500,000 (this was the late 1980's) and then buried the documentary. However, there was a copy they didn't know about, and that is what we have here.
Since pedophilia in high places is very much back in the news lately I thought it might be interesting to see how the initial aggressive investigation was done. What is really striking about these older documentaries from the days before mass media became owned by monoliths is that there was a much more moral and less timid expose'. "Big" names were not so sacrosanct, and there is a huge sense of the media actually representing people rather than the military/industrial complex and enormous corporations. There is something really wistful about these older examples of journalism when there actually were journalists not cowed and bowed by the enormous beast that has neutered journalism today. That alone is fun to watch even if the subject of pedophile rings bores you. To me that look of the deer in the headlights that so many politicians have on their faces today very probably stems from various blackmail schemes in their closets, so this is a very important subject practically. There is nothing salacious about that, and the chief investigator of the Boy's Town scandal also makes a big point of saying that the pedophile rings are used to blackmail politicians.