… if our true history shows us one thing, it’s that when a civilization is thoroughly corrupted and infected by psychopaths in power, to the extent we’re seeing in our world today, and when people just sit back and allow it to happen, our environment seems to respond in a rather unpleasant way…
Amazing! Watch the video to see how metadata about you is mapped and interpreted.
ou’ve probably heard politicians or pundits say that “metadata doesn’t matter.” They argue that police and intelligence agencies shouldn’t need probable cause warrants to collect information about our communications. Metadata isn’t all that revealing, they say, it’s just numbers.
But the digital metadata trails you leave behind every day say more about you than you can imagine. Now, thanks to two MIT students, you don’t have to imagine – at least with respect to your email.
Deepak Jagdish and Daniel Smilkov’s Immersion program maps your life, using your email account. After you give the researchers access to your email metadata – not the content, just the time and date stamps, and “To” and “Cc” fields – they’ll return to you a series of maps and graphs that will blow your mind. The program will remind you of former loves, illustrate the changing dynamics of your professional and personal networks over time, mark deaths and transitions in your life, and more. You’ll probably learn something new about yourself, if you study it closely enough. (The students say they delete your data on your command.)
Whether or not you grant the program access to your data, watch the video embedded below to see Jagdish and Smilkov show illustrations from Immersion and talk about what they discerned about themselves from looking at their own metadata maps. While you’re watching, remember that while the NSA and FBI are collecting our phone records in bulk, and using advanced computer algorithms to make meaning from them, state and local government officials can often also get this information without a warrant.
When President Obama said that the phone surveillance program “isn’t about” “listening to your telephone calls,” he was deflecting attention from the terrifying fact that there’s nothing currently stopping the government from amassing and data-mining every scrap of metadata in the world about us. He made it sound like metadata spying isn’t a big deal, when it’s pretty much the golden ticket.
Metadata surveillance is extremely powerful, and we are all subject to it, constantly. If you want to see something resembling what the NSA sees when it looks at your data, give Jagdish and Smilkov’s program a try. Then tell the government: get a warrant.
If you don’t think it is scary in the first half, just wait until you get close to the end. You know, all these years when I’ve been saying “I think they beam stuff into people’s heads” that do any number of things – make you foggy in the head, make you angry, make you stupid, give you cancer – well, guess what? Apparently I’m not nuts. Applebaum shows the leaked documents describing this technology and activity. And you will be shocked by a whole bunch of other stuff. Just freaking mind/heart-stopping. (Not a pun or an irony here.) Watch all the way even if you don’t grok tekkie-talk.
My husband is having fun again…
This article is a continuation of the previous one “Cosmos reflecting on a nuclear level“. Here I will deal with some details of the whole co(s)mic story. Indeed, it has cosmic proportions, but it also has a bit of a comic side.
Just few days ago I finished writing a preliminary version of a chapter for my book on Quantum Fractals. The title of this particular chapter is “Stochastic nature of quantum measurement processes.” “Stochastic” is just a different name for “random”, and “random” is just a different word for “we do not understand why things happen and we can’t predict the outcomes, though we seem to be able to predict averages”. There are many things around us that may be considered as “random”, not only lottery numbers. But are they really random? This is the subject of the chapter that I wrote, where I had in mind “quantum events” that are often considered as “truly random” – no one can predict, for instance when a given radioactive atom is going to split into parts. Or so we think. But is that really so?
I do not have an answer to this question, but I wrote more or less what I know about various aspects of the problem. So, I wrote my chapter and sent it for comments to one of the top experts in nuclear decay research, prof. A. G. Parkhomov from Moscow Lomonosov University (see my previous post for more details on this subject). At the same time, since I was also discussing some mathematical issues in the same chapter, I asked another colleague, mathematician and statistician J.S., in the USA, for his critical comments. In response, I received an encouraging message from Moscow and a discouraging message from the US.
Well, I am joking a little bit. Prof. Parkhomov pointed me to a 2004 paper by Falkenberg – and I will tell more about this case below. My mathematician friend pointed out several errors with my English and also several inappropriate mathematical terms that I was using. He also noticed that, at one point, when I was writing the word “cosmic”, I wrote, in fact “comic”. He laughed about it because he himself is very skeptical about any possibility of cosmic influences. He thinks I am not just naive with my openness – I am even “dangerous”. I thought that the game of co(s)mic influences is trying to tell us something, so I included it into the title of this article.
WIFI and cell phones are super evil! Avoid! Only use your cell if you have to travel. Get landlines and cables… you’ll be glad you did. And check all the additional story links at the bottom of this article!
A group of schoolgirls claims to have made a scientific breakthrough that shows wifi signals could damage your health – by experimenting with cress.
In a twist on the traditional science project of growing cress on a paper plate, the 15-year-olds set out to test whether mobile phone signals could be harmful.
They say the result could affect millions of people around the world.
Pupil Lea Nielsen said: ‘We all thought we experienced concentration problems in school if we slept with our mobile phones at the bedside, and sometimes we also found it difficult sleeping.’
However, because they were not able to monitor their brain activity at their school in Denmark, they chose to monitor plants near wireless routers, which emit similar radio waves to mobile phones.
When the girls grew trays of garden cress next to wifi routers, they found that most of the seedlings died.
In the experiment, they placed six trays in a room without any equipment and another six trays in a room next to two routers.
Over 12 days many of the seedlings in the Wi-Fi room turned brown and died, whereas those in the others room thrived.
This week on SOTT Talk Radio we’ll be talking to licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Anna Salter. Dr. Salter received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University and is the author of the best-selling book, Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders, Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children.
Dr. Salter’s invaluable contribution towards exposing and understanding the predators in our midst comes from her tremendous courage in both treating the victims of violent sex crimes, and also from studying the offenders, interviewing them and compiling the videotaped interviews along with her commentary and analysis.
What motivates sexual abusers? Why are so few caught? Lifting the lid on an unspoken, unacknowledged reality that sees countless thousands of sex crimes take place in towns and cities everywhere, Dr. Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery.
Arguing that even the most knowledgeable among us can be fooled, Dr. Salter dispels the myths about sexual predators and gives us the tools to protect our families and ourselves. As Dr. Salter puts it, “Knowing how they think and act and operate is the only protection we have.”
Corn oil is toxic to the liver, kidneys and other organs, and increases the risk of cancer. Shame on them for using Big Agra’s toxic oils and then blaming its effects on healthy animal fats! This is another case of really bad science. But wait! Both of the study groups were eating corn oil, yet only one of them got the breast cancer. What gives? … the real results of this study are “Standard American Diet Causes Breast Cancer!” That should also have been the title of the Science Daily article!
Positive effects of nicotine on the brain’s performance is now confirmed by the Danish nicotine research at the Panum Institute in Copenhagen. We can now add another piece to the puzzle which clearly shows that smoking increases the intelligence. According to an interview with brain scientist, Professor Albert Gjedde in Ekstra Bladet.
Albert Gjedde, along with two colleagues started with nicotine tests, according to Gjedde clearly shows that if a heavy smoker suddenly stops smoking, then it bears negative consequences on his brain activity.
“The energy metabolism of oxygen in the brain decreases. This means, that one’s thinking capacity is also decreased. But if you start smoking again, so does the energy sales at the usual level, “he says. Albert Gjedde explains in the interview that a number of now concluded studies that smoking increases intelligence:
“If you have to explain the concept of intelligence, it is in fact the ability to make sensible choices – to anticipate future challenges. And this is where nicotine can help” …
Research shows that tobacco simply increases the brain’s capacity for work – both the speed, endurance and concentration. The effect is also using nicotine gum and patches, but not nearly the same strength as smoking. The reason is that when nicotine is inhaled through the smoke, then it hits the brain quickly & efficiently – in seconds – and gives it a “kick”. The effect lasts for 25-60 minutes.
So that’s why the elites want the masses to stop smoking while they continue puffing away!
When we connect the dots through medicine, science, history, psychology and sociology, the truth emerges plain as day: the all-out global propaganda campaign against tobacco is part of the same push for ‘full-spectrum dominance’ over humanity in all other spheres. The targets and victims of the fake ‘War on Terror’ are the same targets of the war against tobacco. We are expected to believe that our wonderful ‘leaders’ encourage us to eat poisonous GMO food yet are oh, so concerned about the alleged health effects from smoking? Give us a break!
And so, in the spirit of resistance against the psychopaths’ war on humanity, liberty and true health… Let’s All Light Up!
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This week on SOTT Talk Radio we’ll be talking to nutritional therapist, speaker and educator Nora Gedgaudas. Widely recognized as an expert on the ‘Paleo Diet’, Nora maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist.
Nora is also the author of the best-seller Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life, a book that is changing the way people view their diet and health.
Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and contrasting it with the marked decline humanity has undergone in the Agricultural Age, up to and including today’s epidemic ‘diseases of civilization’, Nora’s book shows how our modern grain- and carbohydrate-heavy low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for.
Applying the latest scientific discoveries to the basic hunter-gatherer diet forged in the last Ice Age, Nora’s message is that a real alternative is available: a holistic, ‘paleo’ lifestyle that is helping thousands of people to break the negative feedback loop of poor diet and poor health.
Not a surprise.
A new Canadian study concludes that the people most likely to lie for monetary gain are the children of divorce, business majors, and – perhaps most surprisingly – the religious.
The study, conducted by Jason Childs of the University of Regina, recruited 400 students from introductory economics classes at his university. Each pair was separated. One student, the “sender” was told that she was to provide her partner (the “receiver”) in the other room with a set of cash amounts. The “receiver” then would choose the amount she preferred to take home, leaving the other portion to the “sender.” In some cases the options were $5 and $7; in others $5 and $15.
Either way, the sender would have to make a decision: Tell her partner the real amounts – so that the partner would presumably select the higher amount – or lie to her partner and take the greater portion. Just over 50% of all participants lied.
Even more interesting is who chose to lie.
Men and women did not differ significantly, while the children of divorce took the lead spot in duplicity, electing to lie to their partners at a rate 29.3% higher than the group average. Next up were the business majors with a rate of lying that was 18.1% higher than all the other majors combined. “It could be that these students are more prone to lying by nature or training,” writes Childs. “It could also be that individuals strongly motivated by financial returns, and therefore more likely to lie for a monetary payoff, are more likely to pursue an education in business.”
What’s more, the researchers found that one’s likelihood for lying was directly proportional to reported religiosity and that their small sample of children raised by single parents (who separated amicably or were single due to death of a spouse) was significantly (39%) less likely to lie for financial gain.