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"It's Christians who haven't got the faintest idea in the world what's going on. Christians are the most ill-informed ignorant people on the face of the earth."
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A global "Smart Grid" program is being implemented which is blasting homes and businesses with more electromagnetic radiation than human beings have ever been subject to in human history. It is utterly preposterous to assume this will not lead to major human epidemics.
We must now face the very serious problem that the institutions, government, corporations and foundations, that are supposed to be serving our interests are deliberately violating, exploiting, endangering and assaulting us.
This video exposes electromagnetic radiation (EMR) as a major danger and violation to all current and future generations.
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The Model is the Message
Over the weekend, I received an email from Harmon Taylor of Legal Reality. It contained an article about U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Grossman's decision that the MERS business model was unlawful.
The story about subprime mortgages is important but more important is to look at the business model itself because the model is what is being referred to as a "market-based" structure.
When our government was "reinvented" by Al Gore and Bill Clinton, the systems of government were designed to be "market-based". Essentially, they corporatized our government and the systems of government were designed to be management systems that crossed the boundaries of government into the private sector which, in effect, set up a system of socializing costs and privatizing profits.
The socialization of costs occurs because of the collectivization (aggregation) of like entities in the system design. In the case of MERS, records of mortgages were created and put into a database. The note was a separate record so that it could be traded without the ordeal involved in clearing the physical records of the mortgage.
It was intended that the MERS system would manage the records for all mortgagers and the financial sector so that they could trade the paper.
MERS is just one example. Another example is the "reformed" health care system that people are calling Obama Care. It's not really Obama Care. The redesign of our health care system began in 1990 with project being initiated during the George H.W. Bush administration.
In the "reformed" health care system, medical records are being collectivized into a database to be managed by a third party with access being provided to all interested parties (patient privacy of no concern).
The Health Insurance Exchange then becomes the "market manager" between the providers and the health insurance consumers - each of which are collectivized entities in the system design. The effect is that the government (HIE's are either state run or third party (federal contractors)) becomes the manager of the "market".
Over the weekend, Amanda Teegarden and I worked on a flyer for the Oklahoma legislators who are going to vote on the creation of the Oklahoma State Health Insurance Exchange "market". The intent was to make it absolutely clear to legislators what they would be voting on:
Flyer - Oklahoma - Health Insurance Exchange
As the model pertains to the utility companies, I described the "market" that was being created by utility regulators in my response to Idaho Power on the issue of the Smart Meters. The separation of electric generation from distribution and transmission, with the creation of "virtual electricity suppliers" is the creation of an artificial "market".
Response to Idaho Power's Answer 2/21/2012 [ Idaho Power's Answer to Summons ]
America's Talent Bank and Job Bank - same model
What all of these systems are is the implementation of "managed capitalism" which is an oxymoron. What it really is - is the communist system of collectivism as designed by Technocrats to produce a fascist system of a centrally planned, and managed economy.
The model IS the message.
Vicky Davis February 27, 2012
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First Published in 1951
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-- Judy McLemore, Critical Theory Marxism, Dialectical Method and Total Quality Management, Vol. 3 (2nd ed.), 2002, p3.
Human Relations in Curriculum Change (ed. Kenneth D. Benne & Bozidar Muntyan, 1951) contains valuable information -- key to recognizing the social engineering group processes used for preparing populations to live in an elite-controlled collectivist society.
The [transformational Marxist] theory/practices in this book are peddled under the guise of supporting so-called "democratic" deliberation, "democratic" participation, and "democratic" cooperation, etc. Though it becomes clear that "democratic" whatever merely refers to the act of participating in a group, as well as engaging in what is identified as "group thinking."
1) Charlotte Iserbyt's "The Death of Free Will" (Dec. 2010, see pgs 2-3) cites where Human Relations in Curriculum Change fits in the context of the changes that were planned nearly a century ago.
2) Current/former educators please note this excerpt from the book's preface that recognizes the role of the NEA: "Two recent lines of intellectual development with which one of the editors has had the good fortune to be closely associated have contributed fundamentally to this book. . . ." -- one of which includes:
"The work of the National Training Laboratory in Group Development, sponsored by the National Education Association and the Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan, has helped to advance our understanding of group development in the interrelated contexts of training, research and social action. This latter work has built in some large part upon the frontier theorizing of Kurt Lewin and his associates."
3) Kurt Lewin is an important link between the National Training Labs (United States) and the Tavistock Institute (London). This is why similar social engineering processes are found in both the U.S. and U.K.
First published in 1950 and revised in 1954
The Human Use of Human Beings
The Human Use of Human Beings is a book by Norbert Wiener. It was first published in 1950 and revised in 1954.
Wiener was the founding thinker of cybernetics theory and an influential advocate of automation. Human Use argues for the benefits of automation to society. It analyzes the meaning of productive communication and discusses ways for humans and machines to cooperate, with the potential to amplify human power and release people from the repetitive drudgery of manual labor, in favor of more creative pursuits in knowledge work and the arts. He explores how such changes might harm society through dehumanization or subordination of our species, and offers suggestions on how to avoid such risks.
What is Cybernetics?
The word cybernetics refers to the theory of message transmission among people and machines. The book's thesis:
"It is the thesis of this book that society can only be understood through a study of the messages and the communication facilities which belong to it; and that in the future development of these messages and communication facilities, messages between man and machines, between machines and man, and between machine and machine, are destined to play an ever-increasing part." (16)
Communication methods have entered a new realm, involving new technologies. Whether a transmission is between people, or between people and machines, the process is similar in that information is sent by one party and received by another, which can send a response. This is a type of feedback. People, animals, and plants all have the ability to take certain actions in response to their environments. Wiener explains that, in the same way, machines have feedback systems in order for their performances to be altered or evaluated in accordance with results. In the context of human/machine society, he offers a definition of the message as "a sequence of events in time which, though in itself has a certain contingency, strives to hold back nature's tendency toward disorder by adjusting its parts to various purposive ends" (27).
Entropy and Negentropy
The physical world has a "tendency toward disorder." Entropy is a broad concept which is used in somewhat different ways across disciplines, but roughly it describes the way that isolated systems naturally become less and less organized with the passage of time. The word entropy is popularly understood as meaning a gradual decline into a state of chaos, but it is more accurate to think of it as diffusion of energy toward a state of equilibrium, following the second law of thermodynamics.
Wiener believed that communication of information, because it relies on organizational structures, is essentially negentropic, meaning it resists entropy. There are two kinds of possible disorganizational forces, passive and active: "Nature offers resistance to decoding, but it does not show ingenuity in finding new and undecipherable methods for jamming our communication with the outer world" (35-36). Nature's passive resistance is in contrast to active resistance, like that of a chess opponent.
Potential for Learning
An increase of information will increase organization, whether communicated by a living being or a machine. Informational organization in machines does not necessarily constitute "vitality" or a "soul." The feedback systems of an organism and those of a machine simply function in a similar way, allowing either to make assessments and act on the actual effectiveness of previous actions. When such feedback modifies not just a discrete action but an entire set of behaviors, Wiener calls this learning.
Forms and Patterns
The individuality of a being is a certain intricate form, not an enduring substance. In order to understand an organism, it must be thought of as a pattern which maintains itself through homeostasis. Life continues by maintaining an internal balance of various factors such as temperature and molecular structure. While the material substances that compose a living being may be constantly replaced by nearly identical ones, an organism continues functioning with the same identity as long as the pattern is kept sufficiently intact. Patterns can be transmitted, modified, or duplicated, and are therefore a kind of information. Based on this, Wiener suggests it should be theoretically possible to transmit the entirety of a living person as a message (which is practically indistinguishable from the concept of physical teleportation). He admits that the obstacles to such a process would be great, because of the enormous amount of information embodied in a person, and the difficulty of reading or writing it.
Science, Law, and Industry
According to Wiener, the "progress" of human society as we conceive it today did not exist until four hundred years ago, but now we have entered "a special period in the history of the world" (46). The progress of recent centuries has changed our world so dramatically that humans are being forced to adapt to the new environmental order or disorder that we are still creating. Wiener believes the quickness and range of our adaptability has always been the strong point of the human species, which distinguishes us from even the most intelligent of other living creatures. Our advancements in technology have created new opportunities along with new restrictions.
Increasingly better sensory mechanics will allow machines to react to changes in stimuli, and adapt more efficiently to their surroundings. This type of machine will be most useful in factory assembly lines, giving humans the freedom to supervise and use their creative abilities constructively. Medicine can benefit from robotic advances in the design of prostheses for the handicapped. Wiener mentions the Vocorder, a device from Bell Telephone Company that creates visual speech. He discusses the possibility of creating an automated prosthesis that inputs speech directly into the brain for processing, effectively giving deaf individuals the ability to "hear" speech again.
Progress in these areas is ongoing and rapid, exemplified by such devices as the palatometer, a new device created to replaced a damaged larynx. It uses a speech synthesizer to recreate words based on its ability to monitor tongue movements. This device effectively rids people with damaged larynxes of the robotic tones associated with artificial speech synthesizers (like the one famously used by disabled physicist Stephen Hawking), enabling people to have more natural social interactions.
Machines, in Wiener's opinion, are meant to interact harmoniously with humanity and provide respite from the industrial trap we have made for ourselves. Wiener describes the automaton as inherently necessary to humanity's societal evolution. People could be free to expand their minds, pursue artistic careers, while automatons take over assembly line production to create necessary commodities. These machines must be "used for the benefit of man, for increasing his leisure and enriching his spiritual life, rather than merely for profits and the worship of the machine as a new brazen calf" (162).
How Can Automatons Harm Human Society?
Though hopeful that humanity will ultimately prosper by the use of automatons, he mentions a few ways this relationship with technology could be detrimental. Automatons must not be taken for granted, because with advances in technology that allow them to learn, the machines may be able to escape human control if humans do not continue proper supervision of them. We might become entirely dependent on them, or even controlled by them. There is danger in trusting decisions to something which cannot think abstractly, and may therefore be unlikely to identify with intellectual human values which are not purely utilitarian.
Importance and Influence of the Book
Norbert Wiener's book was the forerunner of studies in cybernetics, and has influenced many theorists. It has impacted the fields of computers and technology, engineering, biology, sociology, and a broad range of other sciences. Numerous books have been published in relation to cybernetics theory which explore alternative concepts and models of feedback, human/machine relationships, systems science, and industrial advancement. William Ross Ashby, another founder of cybernetics, wrote the book Introduction to Cybernetics, which presents many new interpretations and definitions. Other theorists have produced writings on systems, communication, and the human experience in cybernetics. N. Katherine Hayles, author of How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, describes the effects of technology in the age of virtual information and what it means for humans to live in an ever-advancing society. The American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) is a research association founded in 1964, the same year Wiener died, and is dedicated to the cooperative understanding and further improvement of cybernetics theory.
- N. Katherine Hayles
- The Origins of Cybernetics
- Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers
- Wiener, Norbert. The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. Da Capo Press, 1988. Print.
- American Society for Cybernetics (Official Web Site)
Science of Wisdom
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Resourrce Center Newsletter
Religion in DiseaseBy Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
The question is often asked why I talk about religion and quote Scripture while I cure the sick. My answer is that sickness being what follows a belief and all beliefs contain disease, the belief contains the evil which I must correct in order to cure the patient; and as I do this a chemical change takes place in the mind. Disease is an error for which the only remedy is truth. The fear of what will come after death is the beginning of man's troubles, for he tries to get some evidence that he will be happy and, fearing that he will never arrive at that state of happiness, he is miserable. Another fear is the chance of losing his life which is constantly multiplied as the medical faculty creates new diseases which, like the locusts of Egypt, are in everything we eat and drink.
What I shall try to show is that these beliefs do really produce the very evil we are afraid of here.
We are taught to believe that if we pray we shall receive an answer to our prayer. A superstitious person, believing this, is ready to believe he may be punished by prayer for someone may pray that God may remove him. Each army prays that God will direct the weapons that will slay their enemies. In Biblical times did not God answer the prayer of those who wished to destroy their enemies and did they not die? These facts prove that what we really believe may follow. We really believe in disease and as we create what we believe, disease is the result of our belief. People never seem to have thought of the fact that they are responsible to themselves for their belief. Therefore, to analyze their beliefs is to know themselves, which is the greatest study of man. All theories for the happiness of man contain more misery than happiness, either directly or indirectly. Destroy the beliefs of man and leave him where God left him to work out his own happiness by his own wisdom. One-half of the diseases arise from a false belief in the Bible. It may seem strange that the belief in the Bible affects us but it is so for every belief affects us more or less and I now propose to show that diseases are the effects of our belief directly or indirectly.
President George W. Bush
Donna Martin, VA, USA
Climbing The Wall
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“It is important that people understand accurate history as opposed to the official version that many of us have learned in government operated schools and via the corporate owned, artificial, desensitizing mass media. The media and the school system mould our perceptions while whitewashing some of the worst scoundrels in history. Numerous individuals have deliberately deceived us into repetitive wars and have helped facilitate several worldwide economic disasters. Warfare never brings peace, only needless death, suffering and lasting resentment. Yet politicians choose war instead of open negotiations, but it is the youth of many nations, indoctrinated to hate the “enemy”, who die in those wars. The US government, often without public support or knowledge, has intervened in countries worldwide using false claims while ignoring its own critical domestic problems. During the course of those interventions, millions have perished. If people consider their moral values, resist the propaganda and follow the proverbial money, they will discover that the same people who advocate warfare frequently profit in its aftermath. The military destroys, then well connected contractors rebuild, usually at taxpayer expense. Politicians and the financial interests do not represent the nation's interests but rather their own, as demonstrated by our history and current events.”
Do we blame all Americans? No.
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