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Now, About Jared [Lee] Laughner . . .

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COMMENT: In the wake of the shooting in Arizona, many unanswered (and often unasked) questions suggest themselves. To do justice to the event will require more time and analysis than can be put into a Food For Thought post.

Sufficient analysis and discussion will necessarily have to wait for a For The Record program and attendant description.

In the meantime, some of the salient questions and points of investigation can be gleaned by following the links below:

1. Was there more than one person involved (perhaps a second shooter or “handler”)?

2. Was the  targeting of Giffords, who is Jewish, partially or wholly inspired by Laughner’s alleged contacts with anti-Semitic online information?

3. Much publicity has been afforded Arizona’s immigration laws, which (despite much official condemnation) have inspired similar legislation in other states. Arizona neo-Nazi elements have garnered publicity “enforcing” the border with Mexico–some of these elements are associated with Arizona politicians who helped craft the immigration law.

Was  Laughner perhaps inspired by racist/anti-immigrant philosophy?

4. Internet chatter has–predictably–featured Laughner/mind control discussion, alleging that Our Boy may have been a victim of the mind control programs that were undertaken and realized  by U.S. and other intelligence agencies.

In that context, it should be mentioned that various racist/Nazi/white-supremacist groups have been used as foot soldiers by elements of our national security establishment. (Articles from the mid-1980’s in the mainstream press reported that groups of that kind were seeking to acquire mind control technology. This was in the pre-Internet era.)

Laughner’s attorney of the moment had previously defended Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, who may well have been a victim of phases of federal mind control programs executed under the auspices of Harvard University.

5. Is Laughner actually faking mental illness in order to escape prosecution for his crimes?

6. Accounts of Laughner’s ideological orientation have produced what appears to be something of an “ideological pizza,” featuring an amalgam of primarily right-wing views, mixed in with what are viewed as primarily “liberal” stances. One of the more intriguing considerations concerning Laughner involves his apparent interest in the Zeitgeist movie, a 9/11 “Truth” production that mixes some valid information with variants on the traditional “International Banking Conspiracy” i.e. “Da Joos.”

A big hit on the Internet and garnering a large following within the so-called “progressive” political sector, the documentary features prominent fascists and right-wingers, including Anthony Hilder (who figures in the investigations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King) and G. Edward Griffin, a John Birch Society officer who’s other political credits include working for George Wallace and the American Independent Party.

7. Debate has centered largely on whether Laughner was realizing the agenda of the Sarah Palin/Tea Party branch of the GOP or whether he was insane. One needn’t be sane in order to be motivated by a political agenda.

As many have pointed out, the rhetoric of the GOP has been pointedly incendiary and eliminationist. Although that may not have pushed Laughner over the edge, it may well have determined his selection of a target.

In what Bill Clinton accurately described as a “fact-free environment,” commentators have predictably remained blind to the GOP’s historical link with Nazi and fascist elements. The most salient of those is the Nazi wing of the GOP’s ethnic outreach apparatus–a repository for unreconstructed Third Reich alumni.

Our journalistic establishment continues to remain blind to the legacy of political murder in the United States. With “lone nuts” having supposedly authored the murders of the Kennedy brothers, Martin Luther King and many, lesser-known Democratic and progressive political figures, we have chosen to be “Not-Sees,” to the great delight of the Nazis.

The poseurs of the right who claim that the GOP is not an advocate of political violence are given the  lie by irrefutable links between the GOP and our major political assassinations, the assassination of President Kennedy, in particular.

Discussion

15 comments for “Now, About Jared [Lee] Laughner . . .”

  1. Dave, thank you so much for putting this out there……..people need to know this stuff. =)

    Posted by Steven | January 15, 2011, 9:13 pm
  2. You set the scene for an excellent show again, Dave Emory. The points that you touch here are right on target and express the COMPLEXITY of the situation. I am eager to hear you analyse all this. I take this opportunity to mention that I am working on a website. It is a blog in which I am trying to bring together everything that we have to master in order to have a good understanding of the world in which we live, and to fight back. I am in no way pretending that it could be as good as yours, but at least I am doing something to join the fight. When you feel like it, take a look and leave a comment. I will read you with pleasure.

    Have a great day and thanks again for everything you have done for the Resistance.

    Posted by Claude | January 16, 2011, 3:48 pm
  3. Loughner’s posts on some game board as “Dare” may be combed for whatever you want to find: http://www.earthempires.com/jared-loughner-arizona-shooter-posts

    Posted by Hornet Montana | January 16, 2011, 8:15 pm
  4. I would like to know who in the political pecking order would be a more important target- a Rep. or a Federal Judge. I wonder also if the massacres south of the border have anything to do with the assassination of a judge who had drug task force experience. I would also like to know how and why Judge Roll got to the event, who may have spoken with him to convince him to go.

    Posted by bluemoon | January 20, 2011, 8:02 pm
  5. What about James Holmes and the horrible violence of the Colorado Masacre? Is there a chance he is not just a mentally ill, lone nut?

    Posted by GK | July 22, 2012, 12:47 am
  6. Jovan Belcher is the Kansas City Chiefs NFL Player who killed his girlfriend/mother of his 3 month old baby this weekend and then committed suicide.

    The Chiefs are owned by the Hunt Family, which as I recall from
    Mr. Emory’s Broadcasts had apparent links to the Kennedy Assasination and the American Far Right.

    Belcher while in college was in a group, Male Athletes Against Violence, and majored in child development. Many of the articles I read about this contained references to increased calls for gun control.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/chiefs/2012/12/01/jovan-belcher-kansas-city-chiefs-murder-suicide-maine-reaction/1739251/

    Posted by GK | December 2, 2012, 10:43 pm
  7. There’s been an extensive focus on how the Newtown, CT, shooter was a shy loner with Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s a personality type that is not associated with violence and doesn’t really explain the shooter’s reported inability to feel pain(there’s sometimes heightened pain resistance for those on the autistic spectrum but the inability to feel pain is not normally associated with Asperger’s). And now there are calls for a rethinking of mental health civil liberties with a presumed focus now on shy, awkward young men that don’t quite ‘fit in’…because, you know, a public campaign that associates shy nerdiness with mass murder isn’t going to warp the development of an entire generation of geeks or anything.

    Given that the focus an the shooter’s apparent Asperger’s Syndrome (without much of a look at other disorders that could have co-existed in this individual) is potentially leading to a mental-illness phishing environment where ‘loners’ viewed as heightened social risks, there’s been a curious lack of coverage of the fact that Adam Lanza was on the controversial antipsychotic medication, Fanapt:

    NY Magazine
    12/16/2012 at 11:02 PM
    Asperger’s Is a Red Herring to Explain the Newtown Massacre

    By Adam Martin

    Friends of Nancy Lanza, the mother of Newtown shooting suspect Adam Lanza, told 60 Minutes on Sunday that he suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, and that dealing with the condition dominated both their lives. It’s already been reported that Lanza reportedly had the condition, but there’s no evidence it had any effect on his rampage. As the nation sets out to understand how Friday’s massacre came to pass, some are rightly worried that the high-functioning form of autism will become unfairly stigmatized.

    Adam Lanza’s mother had been increasingly concerned over her son’s well-being in the weeks before the tragedy, telling a friend just a week before that he was “getting worse” and that “she was losing him,” the New York Daily News reported. That report makes no mention of Asperger’s syndrome, but it cites Adam’s uncle who said he was taking an anti-psychotic drug called Fanapt. The Atlantic points out that several diagnoses have been bandied about in the press, including autism, Asperger’s, and “personality disorder.”

    In a dark coincidence, Fanapt was rejected for use in schizophrenia treatment by European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) because of concerns over it’s safety on the same day of the shooting.

    People with Asperger’s Snydrome are not normally placed on antipsychotic medications and there was clearly something else going on with the shooter’s mental state. The Fanapt prescription (and the medical records that presumbly exist when he was prescribed the drug) might explain what that ‘something else’ could have been. Obviously, it’s just as important for the media to point out that the vast vast majority of those on powerful psychotropic medications and/or are suffering from a serious mental illness like schizophrenia are also almost always non-violent and tend to suffer in silence and inflict any violent acts towards themselves. With the ever growing number of Americans on some sort of psychotropic drug the non-violent nature of these individuals is an empirical reality. But to ignore the presence of anti-psychotic medications in this cocktail of tragedy and talk only about the shooter’s Asperger’s Syndrome as we try to make sense of it all is not going to help anyone. OK, almost anyone.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | December 17, 2012, 10:05 am
  8. Just a correction:
    It looks like the “Uncle” in the The NYMagazine article that made a reference to the shooter being on a Fanapt prescription was a well-known a hoaxer named Johnathan Lee Riches and all references to him have been stripped from the original article. This is only one of a number of hoax campaigns swirling around this event. Note that the shooter’s babysitter, Ryan Kraft, said that he knew the shooter was on medication as early as age 10(although we had no idea those medications were) while the latest reports from the police are that there is no evidence of medication while acknowledging that they have yet to obtain any medical records so the question still remains as to what medication he may have been on in the lead up to this event. Given that the national policy response this this tragedy appears to be moving in a direction of identify and “getting help” for those perceived to be “at risk”, we can be pretty sure that much of that “help” is going to come in the form of medications. It would be a dark irony if an adverse reaction to a medication played a role in an event that led to even more mass drugging of the the nation’s children.

    In a more general sense, the US appears to be facing a situation where society much choose between some addition gun control OR some addition “people control” or both. And “people control” appears to be central to the emerging bipartisan consensus. And this doesn’t simply include providing more resources for the national mental health system. I’ve been watching quite of bit of the news coverage/punditocracy discussing the national response to this event and a theme that continues to emerge is “because these individuals have no history of violence we’re going to have to have a system for identifying future mass murderers from the pool of non-violent people that seem a little ‘off'”. Fox News, in particular, has been really pushing the “he was a an awkward loner” angle. This might be a good time to remind folks of the fact that mass killers often desire the destruction of the social fabric around them. Setting up a Minority Report system for the nation’s awkward loners is a wonderful first step in doing exactly that.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | December 18, 2012, 9:52 am
  9. @Dave
    At this point, what do you think the probability the alledged shooter, Aaron Alexis, of today’s Navy Yard Attack in D.C. was a lone nut? Do the reported circumstances around the story raise any red flags, based on your many decades of research?

    Posted by GK | September 16, 2013, 9:39 pm
  10. Regarding the Washington Navy Yard shooting, the mystery behind the disappearing AR-15 and two additional shooters initially reported have sort of been cleared up. It sounds like it may have been mititary personel responding to the shooting that were seen carrying the AR-15s. Police and federal agents were also amongst the responders. So….WTF?

    Navy Yard: Swat team ‘stood down’ at mass shooting scene
    By Debbie Siegelbaum BBC News, Washington
    18 September 2013 Last updated at 14:37 ET

    One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday’s shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal.

    A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers.

    The Capitol Police department said senior officials were investigating.

    Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.

    “I don’t think it’s a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved if we were allowed to intervene,” a Capitol Police source familiar with the incident told the BBC.

    Assault weapons ready

    A former Navy reservist, Alexis was working as a technical contractor for the Navy and had a valid pass and security clearance allowing him entry to the highly secure building in south-east Washington DC.

    About 8:15 local time (12:15 GMT), Alexis entered Building 197, headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command, which builds and maintains ships and submarines for the Navy, and opened fire.

    Armed with a shotgun and a pistol he took from a guard he had shot, he sprayed bullets down a hallway and fired from a balcony down on to workers in an atrium.

    He fired on police officers who eventually stormed the building, and was later killed in the shootout.

    Multiple sources in the Capitol Police department have told the BBC that its highly trained and heavily armed four-man Containment and Emergency Response Team (Cert) was near the Navy Yard when the initial report of an active shooter came in about 8:20 local time.

    The officers, wearing full tactical gear and armed with HK-416 assault weapons, arrived outside Building 197 a few minutes later, an official with knowledge of the incident told the BBC.

    ‘A different outcome’

    According to a Capitol Police source, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Washington DC’s main municipal force, told the Capitol Cert officers they were the only police on the site equipped with long guns and requested their help stopping the gunman.

    When the Capitol Police team radioed their superiors, they were told by a watch commander to leave the scene, the BBC was told.

    The gunman, Aaron Alexis, was reported killed after 9:00.

    Several Capitol Police sources who spoke to the BBC asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal.

    Capitol Police Officer Jim Konczos, who leads the officers’ union, said the Cert police train for what are known as active shooter situations and are expert marksmen.

    “Odds are it might have had a different outcome,” he said of Monday’s shooting and the decision to order the Cert unit to stand down. “It probably could have been neutralised.”

    A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department, which protects the city of Washington DC, said allegations that a Capitol Police Cert team was on scene and later stood down were “not true”.

    On Wednesday, the Capitol Police said in a statement its leadership had “opened a preliminary investigation into the allegations”.

    “The [Capitol Police] offered and provided mutual support and assistance at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday,” said spokeswoman Lt Kimberly Schneider.

    ‘A blind eye’

    Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terry Gainer, who oversees the Capitol Police department, confirmed officials were pulling radio logs from Monday’s incident and interviewing the officers involved.

    “It’s a very serious allegation and inference to indicate that we were on scene and could have helped and were told to leave,” he said. “It crushes me if that’s the case.”

    Mr Gainer said that while the department’s primary responsibility was to protect the Capitol complex, which houses the US Congress, that mission did not allow it to turn a “blind eye” when asked for help.

    Alexis had a history of mental health problems, previous gun-related brushes with the law, and citations for insubordination.

    On Wednesday, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel acknowledged “there were a lot of red flags” in Alexis’ background that had been missed in the security clearance process which ultimately resulted in his having access to the secure building where he undertook the attack.

    Also note that those “red flags” in Alexis’ background include a report from Rhode Island police that Alexis was getting harassed by three people that were projecting voices and vibrations into his head using microwaves (note that voice-to-skull technology using microwaves has been reportedly researched by the US military). That police report was passed along to the Navy Yard:

    U.S. Navy was warned that Washington shooter ‘heard voices’

    By Phil Stewart and Scott Malone

    WASHINGTON/BOSTON | Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:43pm EDT

    (Reuters) – Rhode Island police warned the U.S. Navy last month that Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had reported “hearing voices,” raising further questions about how he gained security clearance at the complex where he went on a shooting rampage.

    Officials say Alexis, a Navy contractor and former Navy reservist, opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday, killing 12 people before police shot him dead.

    The shooting – a mile and a half from the U.S. Capitol and three miles from the White House – sent shockwaves through Washington.

    The Pentagon said it would review security at military installations around the world and the White House promised to review standards for federal government contractors.

    A Defense Department Inspector General’s report published on Tuesday revealed security lapses that allowed 52 convicted felons to gain access to Navy facilities because budget cuts had undermined vetting.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. capital paused to remember the victims, aged 46 to 73, who included retirees, parents and a bird lover.

    Police in Newport, Rhode Island, were so concerned about Alexis’ behavior on a business trip there in August that they alerted Navy police.

    Alexis told police he believed people were following him and “sending vibrations into his body,” according to a Newport police report.

    He told police that he had twice moved hotels to avoid the noise he heard coming through the floor and the ceiling of his rooms, and that the people following him were using “some sort of microwave machine” to prevent him from sleeping.

    “Based on the naval base implications and the claim that the involved subject, one (Aaron Alexis) was ‘hearing voices,’ I made contact with the on-duty Naval Station police,” a Newport police officer wrote, adding that he faxed his report of the incident to Navy police.

    The Newport police report said Navy police had promised to check if Alexis was in fact a naval base contractor.

    Asked for comment, a spokesman said the Navy was looking into the matter, without confirming any details.

    In addition, CNN reported that Alexis had contacted two Veterans Administration hospitals recently and was believed to be seeking psychological help.

    “Initial reports indicate that this is an individual who may have had some mental health problems,” U.S. President Barack Obama told Spanish-language network Telemundo.

    “The fact that we do not have a firm enough background check system is something that makes us more vulnerable to these kinds of mass shootings.”

    The Navy gave Alexis an honorable discharge despite a series of eight to 10 misconduct charges, ranging from traffic offenses to disorderly conduct.

    SECURITY CLEARANCE

    Using a valid pass as an information technology contractor with a private company, Alexis entered the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters with a shotgun – bought legally in Virginia – and gained access to a handgun after he started firing, officials said.

    He started picking off victims in a cafeteria from a fourth-floor atrium, witnesses said. Eight people were hurt, three with gunshot wounds, before Alexis was killed in a gun battle with police.

    A U.S. defense official said a National Agency Check, a type of background check, was completed on Alexis in August 2007 and he was determined eligible to handle “secret” material in March 2008. Such clearances are valid for 10 years, meaning Alexis had no need to renew his.

    Alexis’ employer said it had enlisted a service to make what appeared to be two standard, employment background checks on him over the past year, finding only a traffic violation while twice confirming his “secret”-level security clearance with the U.S. Defense Department.

    “The latest background check and security clearance confirmation were in late June of 2013 and revealed no issues other than one minor traffic violation,” The Experts, an information technology company, said in a statement.

    And now we’re learning about message carved into the shooter’s gun saying “My ELF weapon”. ELF presumably stands for “extremely low frequency”, usually in reference to an electromagnetic wave (so an electromagnetic wave like a microwave but a much lower frequency) leading to speculation that he may have thought ELF technology was being used to harass him. Or maybe it’s a HAARP reference:

    The Washington Post
    Officials: Navy Yard shooter carved odd messages into his gun before carnage

    By Sari Horwitz, Rachel Weiner and Michael Laris,
    Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 11:52 AM

    Aaron Alexis carved bizarre phrases on the stock of his shotgun before he killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, and investigators are hoping the words provide clues to what prompted the shooting, two law enforcement officials said.

    The phrases were “Better off this way” and “My ELF weapon,” according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

    The officials cautioned they do not yet know what, if anything, Alexis meant in the etchings.

    ELF generally stands for “extremely low frequency” and can refer to weather or communications efforts, among other things.

    Alexis, who was battling mental health issues, told police in Rhode Island in August that he was hearing voices of three people who had been sent to follow him and keep him awake and were using “some sort of microwave machine” to send vibrations into his body, preventing him from falling asleep, according to police reports.

    The law enforcement officials said they do not know whether he was referring to those vibrations in his carvings. The Navy has used extremely low frequencies in several capacities, including a joint effort with the Air Force on the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). HAARP is often cited by conspiracy theorists.

    Meanwhile, in New York, Alexis’s mother expressed sorrow Wednesday for her son’s carnage.

    “Our son Aaron Alexis has murdered twelve people and wounded several others. His actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the family of these victims,” Cathleen Alexis said in a statement read by a Brooklyn pastor.

    “I don’t know why he did what he did and I’ll never be able to ask him why. Aaron is in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone. For that I am glad. To the families of the victims, I am so very sorry that this happened. My heart is broken.”

    The family’s statement came as military officials continued to react to shortcomings in the background check system that allowed Alexis access to military installations despite his self-described mental problems and a series of encounters with law enforcement.

    Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, who serves as chief of naval operations and was evacuated from his Navy Yard residence shortly after shots were fired in Monday’s deadly rampage, told a congressional hearing on sequestration Wednesday that any vulnerabilities that may exist in security procedures are unrelated to cost-control measures cited in a recent Defense Department Inspector General’s report.

    “We don’t cut budgetary corners for security,” Greenert told lawmakers.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | September 18, 2013, 1:00 pm
  11. On the same day of the Navy Yard Attack a man was arrested for throwing fire crackers over the fence of the White House.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/firecrackers-prompt-white-house-lockdown/story?id=20274545

    Was this a deliberate orhestrated wanrning aimed at Obama?

    With the 50th Aniversary of the JFK Assasination coming up, the country being so divided, and “lone nuts” running around Washington D.C. causing havoc and mayhem, I am definitely concerned for our president’s safety, and I suspect President Obama is too.

    Posted by GK | September 20, 2013, 5:19 am
  12. Worth posting again:

    Voice to Skull Technology in New York
    December 12th, 2007

    Via: AdAge:

    New Yorker Alison Wilson was walking down Prince Street in SoHo last week when she heard a woman’s voice right in her ear asking, “Who’s there? Who’s there?” She looked around to find no one in her immediate surroundings. Then the voice said, “It’s not your imagination.”
    Indeed it isn’t. It’s an ad for “Paranormal State,” a ghost-themed series premiering on A&E this week. The billboard uses technology manufactured by Holosonic that transmits an “audio spotlight” from a rooftop speaker so that the sound is contained within your cranium. The technology, ideal for museums and libraries or environments that require a quiet atmosphere for isolated audio slideshows, has rarely been used on such a scale before. For random passersby and residents who have to walk unwittingly through the area where the voice will penetrate their inner peace, it’s another story.
    Ms. Wilson, a New York-based stylist, said she expected the voice inside her head to be some type of creative project but could see how others might perceive it differently, particularly on a late-night stroll home. “I might be a little freaked out, and I wouldn’t necessarily think it’s coming from that billboard,” she said.
    Joe Pompei, president and founder of Holosonics, said the creepy approach is key to drawing attention to A&E’s show. But, he noted, the technology was designed to avoid adding to noise pollution. “If you really want to annoy a lot of people, a loudspeaker is the best way to do it,” he said. “If you set up a loudspeaker on the top of a building, everybody’s going to hear that noise. But if you’re only directing that sound to a specific viewer, you’re never going to hear a neighbor complaint from street vendors or pedestrians. The whole idea is to spare other people.”
    Holosonics has partnered with a cable network once before, when Court TV implemented the technology to promote its “Mystery Whisperer” in the mystery sections of select bookstores. Mr. Pompei said the company also has tested retail deployments in grocery stores with Procter & Gamble and Kraft for customized audio messaging. So a customer, for example, looking to buy laundry detergent could suddenly hear the sound of gurgling water and thus feel compelled to buy Tide as a result of the sonic experience.
    Mr. Pompei contends that the technology will take time for consumers to get used to, much like the lights on digital signage and illuminated billboards did when they were first used. The website Gawker posted an item about the billboard last week with the headline “Schizophrenia is the new ad gimmick,” and asked “How soon will it be until in addition to the do-not-call list, we’ll have a ‘do not beam commercial messages into my head’ list?”
    “There’s going to be a certain population sensitive to it. But once people see what it does and hear for themselves, they’ll see it’s effective for getting attention,” Mr. Pompei said.

    http://cryptogon.com/?p=1713

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    Sky Deutschland to broadcast adverts directly into train passengers’ heads
    Sky Deutschland has developed technology to transfer adverts from train windows directly and silently into commuters’ heads.

    By Andrew Trotman
    5:44PM BST 03 Jul 2013
    320 Comments
    Passengers leaning their head against the window will “hear” adverts “coming from inside the user’s head”, urging them to download the Sky Go app.

    The proposal involves using bone conduction technology, which is used in hearing aids, headphones and Google’s Glass headset, to pass sound to the inner ear via vibrations through the skull.

    A video for the Talking Window campaign released by Sky Deutschland and ad agency BBDO Germany states: “Tired commuters often rest their heads against windows. Suddenly a voice inside their head is talking to them. No one else can hear this message.”

    The voice comes from a Sky-branded transmitter made by Audiva that is attached to the train window.

    BBDO spokesman Ulf Brychcy told the BBC: “If our customer Sky Deutschland agrees, we will start with the new medium as quickly as possible.

    “Some people don’t like advertising in general. But this is really a new technology. [It might] not only be used for advertising, but also for music, entertainment, mass transport information, weather reports and so on.”

    Sky Deutschland said it had not made a decision on whether to launch the campaign.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/media/10158311/Sky-Deutschland-to-broadcast-adverts-directly-into-train-passengers-heads.html

    Posted by Swamp | September 20, 2013, 10:04 am
  13. @GK–

    I don’t know. There are plenty of things that could indicate mind control by some sort of governmental or private corporate entity.

    The order for the SWAT-like team was a strange one. I wonder about some of the concerns expressed by a source that Stephen Singular mentioned. He was contacted about the O.J. case by someone within the L.A. legal structure, who noted that “neo-Nazis aren’t just on the fringes of society any more. They are inside of the system and they are doing a great deal of damage.”

    Alexis was vented by the same USIS that cleared Eddie Snowden.

    That firm used to be owned by Carlyle, now some outfit called Rhode Island Equity Partners, or something close to that (I’m operating by memory).

    Frankly, with so much else going on and having covered these lone nut shooters at time, over decades, I have neither the time nor the interest to pursue this.

    There are many much more important things going on.

    It will be interesting to see if the psychopaths, fascists and outright monsters in the GOP manage to hold Obamacare hostage to the budget ceiling.

    It will be interesting to see if the GOP winds up doing incalculable damage to the U.S. and global economies in the process.

    It will be interesting to see if the lintheaded American public and the crack-whores of the working press hold them to account.

    Again, there are plenty of other things going on, including some I haven’t covered.

    Now that I’m doing program production again, I have less time for posting in the FFT category.

    Best,

    Dave

    Posted by Dave Emory | September 20, 2013, 3:57 pm
  14. Something to note regarding the Navy Yard shooter’s claims of microwave-based harassment is that it’s just one example of how current technologies can mimic mental illness. 50 years ago someone hearing voices in their head couldn’t reasonably say that there was microwave voice-to-skull technology that was being used against them. Nowadays, a simple google search can confirm within seconds that yes, indeed, this technology just might exists. So how does knowledge about the existence of technology that can induce symptoms of mental illnesses like schizophrenia impact its progression in vulnerable individuals descending into madness? It’s a strange potential side-effect of technology. With things like consumer hologram technology coming soon we might be entering a period where going mad is even more bewildering than normal.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | September 21, 2013, 3:09 pm
  15. The lone nut American who just died fighting for Isis in Syria had the unusual name Douglass MacArthur McCain. Anybody else curious about this guys history and his name?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/27/how-douglas-mcarthur-mccain-became-the-first-american-to-die-fighting-for-the-islamic-state/

    Posted by GK | August 30, 2014, 11:34 am

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