Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jabber The Whut? - 5

We can thank MOMCOM for all of the study taking place that tells us more and more about fear.

The "intelligence" agencies, which might be better known as the fear agencies, study the nature of fear in the War Colleges 24/7.

Of course they also fund scientists around the globe who like to study such nice subjects as what makes your skin crawl, and what stands up the hair on the back of your neck:
Researchers have identified two neuron populations in the brain that work together to control fear impulses.

The findings, published this week in a pair of complementary papers in Nature, may someday facilitate the development of better therapeutic interventions for psychiatric illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias.
(How Fear Flows Through The Mind, Science Daily). Oh yeah, we all know they are only using this stuff to do good deeds, not to manipulate and control the population. Wink. Wink.

Sometimes those playing the game forget to be afraid when they are out in public implementing the "science":
One would think — nay, hope — that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's assurances that her department is working "364 days a year" to combat terrorism would be the most embarrassing part of Diane Sawyer's three-way interview with Napolitano, Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, which was taped Monday but aired on ABC World News last night. But look, that was just a slip of the tongue. Napolitano briefly forgot how many days are in a year. Sometimes we forget how old we are. It happens.

Much worse though was when Sawyer asked Clapper about the arrests of twelve terror suspects in London (and, she didn't mention, other British cities) earlier that morning — the country's largest terror sweep since April of 2009. His answer consisted of a confused side-glance and a few uncomfortable moments of silence before being bailed out by Brennan. Later in the interview, Clapper offers no explanation for how he could have been unaware of such a significant and widely reported development.
(Director of National Intelligence Forgets To Fear). We all know that the Keystone Kops take themselves seriously, even though they are not as smart as a fifth grader:
The amygdala, an almond-shaped structure in the brain involved in emotional memory and learning, has historically been considered key in processing fear impulses, but researchers at the California Institute of Technology wanted to understand the process at the level of cells. "Ultimately, we'd like a mechanistic understanding of how specific circuits, not only regions, generate brain functions like fear," said Wulf Haubensak, a postdoc and first author on the first paper.
(ibid, Science Daily). Dredd Blog has focused on the amygdala too, in Etiology of Social Dementia - 3 and Jabber The Whut? - 4.

Check it out.

Is The Empress Taking Off Her Clothes? - 2

The "clothing" metaphor means the constitution and laws of an empire, as we pointed out in the first post of this series Is The Empress Taking Off Her Clothes?

In that post the weakening of the U.S. Constitution is the empress taking off her clothes.

In that post we compared this metaphor to a person, an individual, taking off their clothes when they are freezing to death, even though such behavior is exactly the opposite of what common sense would dictate.

But as professionals know, as we pointed out in that post , the mysterious and inexplicable "norm" is for individuals to take off their clothing when they are in the final phase of freezing to death.

In this current post today, the specific event we are using as a backdrop for this extension of the metaphor is the new attack on Internet free speech and freedom of expression.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has become the lap-dog or rubber stamp of the communication companies (one of the M's in MOMCOM), as AT&T leads the way:
For the first time in history of telecommunications law the FCC has given its stamp of approval to online discrimination.

Instead of a rule to protect Internet users' freedom to choose, the Commission has opened the door for broadband payola - letting phone and cable companies charge steep tolls to favor the content and services of a select group of corporate partners, relegating everyone else to the cyber-equivalent of a winding dirt road.

Instead of protecting openness on wireless Internet devices like the iPhone and Droid, the Commission has exempted the mobile Internet from Net Neutrality protections. This move enshrines Verizon and AT&T as gatekeepers to the expanding world of mobile Internet access, allowing them to favor their own applications while blocking, degrading or de-prioritizing others.
(Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality, Huffington Post). This is the first shot fired across the bow of "the blogosphere" which challenges the propaganda flow from MOMCOM.

It seems like the Obama Administration, like those before it, functions like the classic Trojan Horse more often than not, which is becoming the new "norm" as the empire goes into full on burlesque mode.

In the U.S.A., now deep into this Criminal Epoch, during elections the people are offered a panoply of goodies packaged as a gift Trojan Horse, but when the election is over the band of Judas emulators enter the White House and Congress, then soon all manner of burlesque begins once again.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Who Needs WiggyLeeks

The Washington Post has another bombshell series about Big Brother spying on Americans.

Their first series shocked the MSM so much no one mentioned it very much.

This one should do the same thing.

As regular readers know, in many posts Dredd Blog has focused on the government's obsession with spying on Americans then lying about it incessantly.

We focused on the Washington Post work in Destroy The U.S. In Order To Save It? - 2 and The Spawn of MOMCOM is Death.

Anyway, the Post says:
"... the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.

The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation's history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing.

The government's goal is to have every state and local law enforcement agency in the country feed information to Washington to buttress the work of the FBI ...

[this spy system is ] one that has grown so large, unwieldy and secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or how many programs exist within it."
(Top Secret America, Washington Post, emphasis added). First of all, congratulations to the Washington Post for a wonderful piece of journalism, yes, a wonderful piece of American Journalism!

This secret, incredibly costly spy system that the Washington Post and WikiLeaks are exposing, is part of the renegade MOMCOM, which Dredd Blog maintains spends more on imperialism, including this type of spy lunacy, than the rest of the nations combined.