Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Cutting Edge of Mind Control: Pupillometry

Big brother is here, and he has some shocking new technologies up his sleeve that give him unprecedented access to your thoughts, feelings and intentions. Mind control is more sophisticated than ever, and you may not even be aware that your eyes are giving high-tech intruders access to your mind.

Biometrics is the use of technology to measure human characteristics and traits, and at the cutting edge of biometrics is pupillometry, the science of using measurements of the pupil of the human eye to make psychological predictions and gather predictive intelligence.

It has been recognized since the early 1900’s that pupil size changes with emotional state and brain activity, and since the 1950’s and ’60’s, there have been numerous experiments in using measurements of the pupil to determine a psychological link to a behavior.

Most notoriously, the government of Canada used a ‘fruit machine‘ to determine if members of law enforcement were homosexuals by seeing if their pupils reacted to pornographic images.  

 
A Window to the Preconscious

Pupils react to many different stimuli including lightness and darkness, intoxication, excitement, neurological condition, cognitive effort, and so on, and they’re movements are incredibly precise. Scientists can detect and measure things like sleepiness, emotional state, sexual interest, race bias, moral judgments, schizophrenia, memory, attention, depression and even autism.

Science has also discovered that the harder you are working to solve a problem, the increasingly dilated your pupils will become, and nurses have even been able to read the pupils of paralyzed patients to determine if their intention is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in response to important questions.

Much like a computer that displays a performance bar when heavy processing is underway, measuring pupillary responses can see what kind of processing load the mind is engaged in. 
 
For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/12/the-cutting-edge-of-mind-control.html

1950’s LSD Experiments Conclude With Fascinating Results

When under controlled conditions, several subjects agreed to experiment with LSD in the 1950’s.

Their results are remarkable and not only show the power of love, but how we are all connected outside of this 3rd dimensional illusion.

In the first video, Dr. Sidney Cohen administered LSD to a 1950’s housewife, who upon taking it, only sees love and beauty in everything.

She could literally feel the air and see colors within molecules. The subject stated:  

 

“I am one with everything I am. You have to see the air… you can’t believe it! I have never seen such infinite beauty in all of my life. This is reality“

For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/12/1950s-lsd-experiments-conclude-with.html

Mystery of Ancient Chinese Civilization's Disappearance Explained

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An archaeological site unearthed in 1986 in China revealed giant bronze statues from a lost Chinese civilization called Sanxingdui. Here, one of the bronze masks uncovered at the site, which is roughly 3,000 years old. A new theory suggests the ancient culture moved after an earthquake rerouted the flow of the city's river. 

An earthquake nearly 3,000 years ago may be the culprit in the mysterious disappearance of one of China's ancient civilizations, new research suggests.

The massive temblor may have caused catastrophic landslides, damming up the Sanxingdui culture's main water source and diverting it to a new location.

That, in turn, may have spurred the ancient Chinese culture to move closer to the new river flow, study co-author Niannian Fan, a river sciences researcher at Tsinghua University in Chengdu, China, said Dec. 18 at the 47th annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. [Ancient Chinese Warriors Protect Secret Tomb

Ancient civilization

In 1929, a peasant in Sichuan province uncovered jade and stone artifacts while repairing a sewage ditch located about 24 miles (40 kilometers) from Chengdu. But their significance wasn't understood until 1986, when archaeologists unearthed two pits of Bronze Age treasures, such as jades, about 100 elephant tusks and stunning 8-feet-high (2.4 meters) bronze sculptures that suggest an impressive technical ability that was present nowhere else in the world at the time, said Peter Keller, a geologist and president of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, which is currently hosting an exhibit of some of these treasures.

The treasures, which had been broken and buried as if they were sacrificed, came from a lost civilization, now known as the Sanxingdui, a walled city on the banks of the Minjiang River.

"It's a big mystery," said Keller, who was not involved in the current study.

Archaeologists now believe that the culture willfully dismantled itself sometime between 3,000 and 2,800 years ago, Fan said.

"The current explanations for why it disappeared are war and flood, but both are not very convincing," Fan told Live Science.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/49247-chinese-civilization-disappearance-explained.html

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Secret Origins of AIDS: Facts, Fallacies & Conspiracy Theories

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In 2006 the AIDS epidemic was a quarter-century old. Officially starting in June 1981 as a mysterious and fatal disease exclusively found in several dozen young white gay men from New York City and Los Angeles, the disease has already killed 20 million people with 40 million more currently infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), widely accepted as the sole cause of AIDS.

One million Americans are now infected with HIV; and almost half of the new cases are African-American.

The disease was first uncovered in homosexual men from Manhattan. “Gay cancer,” in the form of Kaposi’s sarcoma skin tumours, was the most striking telltale sign; and drugs, promiscuity, and anal sex were all thought to play a role in the unprecedented suppression of the immune system.

It was soon obvious that the disease was not limited to gays: the mysterious agent was in the national blood supply, and an epidemic of AIDS was also uncovered in Central Africa.


In April 1984 Robert Gallo of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced his discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS. Subsequently, Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute in Paris filed a lawsuit claiming he had first discovered the AIDS virus at Pasteur, and that Gallo had stolen the French virus after it was sent to his lab for study.

Twenty-five years later, the origin of AIDS still remains a mystery. The disease is widely believed to have originated in Africa when a primate (monkey) virus “jumped species” to first infect Black Africans. However, it is important to note that this belief is theory, not proven fact.

Montagnier has wisely cautioned that it is extremely important to distinguish between the ancestral origin of HIV and the actual beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The animal virus ancestor of HIV may indeed be centuries old, but it is obvious that the epidemic itself is new.

The epidemic did not begin in Africa. The first AIDS cases were uncovered in Manhattan in 1979. At that time there were no reported African cases. In fact, the AIDS epidemic in Africa did not begin until the autumn of 1982 at the earliest.

How was HIV introduced exclusively into the gay community in the late 1970s? The exclusive introduction of HIV into the homosexual population of New York City is an unprecedented event in the history of medicine.

This biologic phenomenon has never been fully explained scientifically. There is certainly no evidence to indicate white gay men were the only people exposed to sexual contact with Africans, particularly at a time when the epidemic did not exist in Africa.
For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/12/the-secret-origins-of-aids-facts.html

The Mysterious Civilization of Hyperborea

Just as Plato had cited the Egyptian legend of the sunken island of Atlantis, the Greek historian Herodotus mentioned the Egyptian legend of the continent of Hyperborea in the far north.

When ice destroyed this ancient land, its people were said to have migrated south.

Writing in 1679, the Swedish author Olaf Rudbeck identified the proto-Atlanteans with the Hyperboreans and located the latter at the North Pole.

In Greek mythology the Hyperborean people lived "beyond the North Wind". 

 
The Greeks thought that Boreas, the god of the North Wind (one of the Anemoi, or "Winds") lived in Thrace, and therefore Hyperborea indicates a region that lay far to the north of Thrace.

Herodotus recorded that three earlier sources had mentioned the Hyperboreans, including Hesiod and Homer.

This land was described as perfect, with the sun shining 24 hours a day, suggesting a location within the Arctic Circle. According to the classical Greek poet Pindar,

    "Never the Muse is absent from their ways: lyres clash and flutes cry and everywhere maiden choruses whirling. Neither disease nor bitter old age is mixed in their sacred blood; far from labor and battle they live."
Along with Thule, Hyperborea was one of several terrae incognitae to the Greeks and Romans, where Pliny, Pindar and Herodotus, as well as Virgil and Cicero, reported that people lived to the age of one thousand and enjoyed lives of complete happiness. 

For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/12/the-mysterious-civilisation-of.html

There is hope in understanding that a great economic collapse is coming

collapse If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn't understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all? I think that virtually all of us have had dreams where we show up for an exam that we have not studied for. Those dreams can be pretty terrifying. And of course if you were ever in such a situation in real life, you probably did very, very poorly on that test. 

The reason I have brought up this hypothetical is to make a point. My point is that there is hope in understanding what is ahead of us, and there is hope in getting prepared. Since I started The Economic Collapse Blog[1] back in 2009, there have always been a few people that have accused me of spreading fear. That frustrates me, because what I am actually doing is the exact opposite of that. When a hurricane is approaching, is it "spreading fear" to tell people to board up their windows? Of course not. In fact, you just might save someone's life. Or if you were walking down the street one day and you saw someone that wasn't looking and was about to step out into the road in front of a bus, what would the rational thing to do be? 

Anyone that has any sense of compassion would yell out and warn that other person to stay back. Yes, that other individual may be startled for a moment, but in the end you will be thanked warmly for saving that person from major injury or worse. Well, as a nation we are about to be slammed by the hardest times that any of us have ever experienced. If we care about those around us, we should be sounding the alarm.

Since 2009, I have published 1,211 articles on the coming economic collapse on my website. Some people assume that I must be filled with worry, bitterness and fear because I am constantly dealing with such deeply disturbing issues.

But that is not the case at all.

There is nothing that I lose sleep over, and I don't spend my time worrying about anything. Yes, my analysis of the global financial system has completely convinced me that an absolutely horrific economic collapse is in our future. But understanding what is happening helps me to calmly make plans for the years ahead, and working hard to prepare for what is coming gives me hope that my family and I will be able to weather the storm.

I do not believe in living my life in a state of fear, and I do not want anything that I write to ever cause fear in my readers. The ancient Hebrew greeting "Shalom" is roughly translated as "peace" or "completeness", and that is what we are constantly pursuing in my household. My wife and I know that incredibly challenging times are coming, but we also know who we are, what our purpose is, and where we are headed. We also believe that the greatest chapters of our lives are ahead even in the midst of all the chaos that is coming.

For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/048081_economic_collapse_Michael_Snyder_global_financial_system.html

Malta: A Small Island of Ancient Giants

A small island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea contains some of the biggest megalithic monuments.

Built before the pyramids by apparently a peace-loving people, the question is who they were and why they disappeared so suddenly.

The three small islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino float in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily and east of the North African coastline.

Though small, their history dates back thousands of years – and continues to throw a magical spell on many visitors. 

 
The question is whether the modern tourists are the last in a series of sun worshippers that came to these islands.

Around twenty Neolithic stone temples, dating from 4000 to 2500 BC, were built without the apparent use of any metal tools, yet they were working with blocks of stone weighing as much as fifty tonnes.

Malta’s “Temple Culture” ended before the Egyptian pyramid building really got going. What is of interest, is that the Maltese temples are unique in style and that their builders – as is so often the case – are unknown to have been locals, or immigrants; however, as is the current trend in archaeology, that the natives did it all without any outside help, is the preferred theory.

Malta is by far the biggest of the three islands: it measures 40 km in length and is 20 km wide. The eastern part of the island is where the main megalithic monuments can be found, those of Tarxien, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra being the most famous. But it seems that the oldest are in the west, starting on Gozo.

When the exploration of these sites began many centuries ago, the excavators lived under the impression that they were erected by an extinct race of giants, in antediluvian times, as is in evidence in a printed account of the Maltese islands published in Lyon in 1536, written by Jean Quintin d’Autun, who was auditor to Grandmaster Philippe Vilier de L’Isle Adam. 


For the rest of the story: http://humansarefree.com/2014/12/malta-small-island-of-ancient-giants.html

Will religion ever disappear?

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The lighting of a cross during the Christian Los Escobazos Festival in Spain, celebrating the conception of the Virgin Mary (Getty Images)

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.
 
A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no afterlife and no divine plan. And it’s an outlook that could be gaining momentum – despite its lack of cheer. In some countries, openly acknowledged atheism has never been more popular.

“There’s absolutely more atheists around today than ever before, both in sheer numbers and as a percentage of humanity,” says Phil Zuckerman, a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and author of Living the Secular Life. According to a Gallup International survey of more than 50,000 people in 57 countries, the number of individuals claiming to be religious fell from 77% to 68% between 2005 and 2011, while those who self-identified as atheist rose by 3% – bringing the world’s estimated proportion of adamant non-believers to 13%.

While atheists certainly are not the majority, could it be that these figures are a harbinger of things to come? Assuming global trends continue might religion someday disappear entirely?

It’s impossible to predict the future, but examining what we know about religion – including why it evolved in the first place, and why some people chose to believe in it and others abandon it – can hint at how our relationship with the divine might play out in decades or centuries to come.

For the rest of the story: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141219-will-religion-ever-disappear

Re-Entering Earth's Atmosphere Is a Brutal, Beautiful Ride


NASA's Orion spacecraft did not in fact burn up on re-entry during its Dec. 5 test-flight. Orion, the space agency's next-generation crew transport, was in orbit for around four hours and two complete orbits before splashing down in the Pacific. It did quite well, in fact, but the footage below of the craft's critical 10 minute return-trip gives new definition to the extremities involved in returning home.

It's weird how something so intense and violent can also be this eerie. 



For the rest of the story: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/what-it-means-to-burn-up-on-re-entry

Why cyber warfare is so attractive to small nations


Enabled by Internet connectivity, cyber war provides more bang for the buck than investment in conventional weapons.

Last week news broke that North Korea, which is believed to be responsible for a massive cyber attack against Sony SNE 0.97% , may have as many as 1,800 cyber warriors. That may seem like a large figure for the nation of 24.9 million people, especially considering that Pyongyang isn’t exactly known for its centers of higher learning. Yet many small nation-states—even those that are in regions that lack universities with notable computer science programs—are finding that cyber war provides more bang for the buck than investment in conventional weapons.

“Cyber warfare is a great alternative to conventional weapons,” says Amy Chang, a research associate in the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security. “It is cheaper for and far more accessible to these small nation-states. It allows these countries to pull off attacks without as much risk of getting caught and without the repercussions when they are [caught].”

There are many reasons why a nation-state or non-nation entity would pursue a cyber war program, and today many countries large and small invest in cyber warfare. According to recent intelligence studies more than 140 countries have some level of cyber weapon development programs. In 2012 the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the research arm of the Pentagon, invested $110 million in Plan X, a “foundational cyber warfare program” that aims to harness computing power to wage war more effectively. The program was only one part of DARPA’s reported $1.54 billion cyber budget for 2013 to 2017.

For the rest of the story: http://fortune.com/2014/12/21/why-cyber-warfare-is-so-attractive-to-small-nations/

Why the next world war will be fought over food


The world has a massive food crisis — so big that the World Bank and the United Nations say there won’t be enough food to feed the global population by 2050. But feeding the world is big business. 

The world has a massive food crisis on its hands. The crisis is so big that organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations say there won’t be enough food to feed the global population when it jumps from the current seven billion people to nine billion by 2050.

Some research even suggests a food scarcity crunch as early as 2030just 15 years from now.

The reasons? Severe weather events like droughts and floods, economic hardships, and political unrest in underdeveloped countries, as well as agribusiness expansion.

While many experts say that producing more food will make the crisis go away, others contend it’s not that simple.

“To address food security, we need a shift in the way we address poverty and inequality in the world,” Stephen Scanlan, a professor of sociology at Ohio University. “There should be a reframing of food as a fundamental human right in a way that governments actually stand by.”

But feeding the world is big business. Multinational food companies and retailers are heavily involved in food production. Corporations such as Kraft KRFT 0.98% , ConAgra CAG -0.43% , Cargill, and PepsiCo PEP 1.17% dominate global food distribution.

Companies like Monsanto MON 0.48% , the biggest maker of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) seeds, promote their high tech products as a way to increase food production.
 
For the rest of the story: http://fortune.com/2014/12/21/why-the-next-world-war-will-be-fought-over-food/

Mysterious Sleeping Sickness Affects Russian Village

Sleepy Hollow in Kazakhstan: Villagers suffer from unknown brain-affecting disease

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Every tenth villager of Kazakhstan's Kalachi has unexpectedly fallen asleep in broad daylight – some unable to wake up for several days. Despite numerous attempts to find the cause of the inexplicable disorder, the Sleepy Hollow riddle remains unsolved.

Over 600 residents of Kalachi village in Kazakhstan's north may have never read Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' or watched the popular American TV series or film – but they refer to their homeland as "Sleepy Hollow," as everyone there is scared of an indiscriminate illness that has no cure.



People in Kalachi have been suffering from the "sleep epidemic" – as they call it – for the past couple of years. Everyone in the village has a family member or a friend who's fallen asleep for no apparent reason, with over 100 people having experienced it by now – some more than once – according to locals. 

For the rest of the story: http://rt.com/news/214379-sleepy-hollow-kazakhstan-disease/

Friday, December 19, 2014

Humanity’s Next Home May Be Underwater

 

Planets with high obliquity—an axis of rotation that’s extremely tilted relative to their star—are typically reckoned to be miserable places where temperatures flip-flop between freezing and boiling. Now, MIT researchers find that life aquatic may yet thrive on highly tilted planets. Aquaplanets, or worlds covered entirely by oceans, can actually be quite cozy, even those that are totally sideways, orbiting their star like a rotisserie chicken.

The findings, which hail from researchers at MIT’s Department of Physics and Earth and Planetary Science, were publishe​d today in the journal Icarus. The study may have far-reaching implications on the search for extraterrestrial life.

Conventional wisdom asserts that the more extreme a planet’s tilt, the less hospitable that planet would be. Tilted sideways, a planet’s north pole would experience incessant daylight for six months, followed by half a year of utter darkness.

“The expectation was that such a planet would not be habitable: It would basically boil, and freeze, which would be really tough for life,” study co-author David Ferreira said in ​a press release.

Planets with a global ocean experience peachy, spring-like weather year-round

Instead, Ferreira and his colleagues found that planets with a global ocean experience peachy, spring-like weather year-round. To reach that conclusion, the researchers developed a climate model that simulates a high-obliquity aquaplanet—Earth-sized, a similar distance from its star, and covered entirely with water. Their simulations included planets tilted to 23 degrees (an Earth-like tilt), 54, and 90 degrees, with ocean depths ranging from 10 to 3000 meters

For the rest of the story: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/humanitys-next-home-may-be-underwater

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sonia Barrett | Happiness Is an Inside Job



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S y n o p s i s 

Why do we fall victim of societal pressure in order to become better than our peers, drive a newer car, wear the newest trendy clothing, etc? Why does happiness have to come from external influences and material effects?

Why do so many give up on their goals? Fear of ridicule. Fear of failure. Fear of being alone? Fear is nothing but an illusion. It is the demon that must be slayed. How do you slay fear? By facing it!

Every success comes after many failures. The most important aspect to achieve your goals is to start and make small correctons along the way. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. 

Why are we discussing this on Veritas and not Sanitas? This is an opportunity for Sonia and I to lift you during the holidays. We discuss many topics on this radio program. Many of them deal with the reality we live in. However, it is important to pause and make an inventory of our lives to find out and discover that happiness is an inside job. It happens within us and no external force should be responsible for controlling your life without your consent.

To enjoy life at its fullest, stop revisiting the past and worrying about the future. This is what causes depression and anxiety at pandemic levels. Instead, live in the present!

B i o 

Sonia Barrett is globally recognized for her unique, in-depth and humorous style of explaining the nature of reality as not only a virtual reality but ultimately a game. In 1992, a newly divorced single mother of two sons, Sonia Barrett set out to prove her own influence on physical reality amidst the difficulties and struggles. She was determined to triumph in consciously Fusing Mind and Matter. Against all odds, she proclaimed a movement upon herself without books or gurus to guide her, with only determination as her resource. Sonia Barrett would eventually “penetrate the matrix,” as had been her desire and ultimate goal. She became her own experiment and the results later became the books The Holographic Canvas: The Fusing of Mind and Matter published in 2008 and The Cosmic Game in 3D: Mastering Reality, Mastering the Matrix of the Mind, due for release in December 2010. With the publishing of The Holographic Canvas Sonia found herself at the other end of her many years of silent learning.

Sonia has written many articles exploring the idea of time travel as a natural component in the experiencing of reality. Sonia Barrett explores the possibility of immortality or physical existence beyond the common view of time, the potential for a natural ascension in consciousness and the computized (reality being much like a computer generated program) design of reality (www.spiritinform.com). She has been interviewed on radio programs and presents workshops and lectures internationally. The concept behind these workshops and lectures is to reawaken the memory of those attending—as noted on the back of her book, “The answers are all tied into the forgotten past and like the single cell of a plant our history is encoded in our cells, DNA and the air we breathe.” She aims to remind others that they need only desire to know, to remember what is already within, using the momentum of determination to pierce the veil which overshadows the endless unknown.
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