BBD – More BLM

Briefly.

Something like five or six incidents at work in the past few to several days, two of those involving violence, all very heated, the second one that I was actually there for ended with the customer threatening to shoot me, and all involved African American males.

I’ve been over this before. I documented as best I could the strange incident in Minneapolis where a cop at a grocery store was behaving strangely and I got a sudden urge to punch him, and how that reminded me of the YouTube video that got Barrett Brown into trouble. I also wrote, though that’s pretty far back, about how I saw a man being beaten and ran into another who was raging mad for no apparent reason in Minneapolis.

I’ll be honest here. I don’t know if it’s the FBI counterintelligence, the CIA, or GOP’s black bag department {or if there’s even much difference between those three entities} using their little toys to create this…disharmony.

But what I do know is it’s very odd to be doing this anywhere near me at this point. What’s the point ultimately? There isn’t going to be any big revelation regarding the state of the art brainhacking; nor worse yet, how it’s being used in practice. Not without a whistleblower. And even then, I’m not really certain the public will get it, assuming such a whistleblower doesn’t just wind up dead before that happens.

So it must be something else. But I’ll be damned if I know what that could be.

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MKBURN

New to me CIA chemical program called MK-BURN via investigative journalist Jack Anderson in 1982.

Also note the following quote from the MK-ULTRA prison drug experiment lawsuit:

MK-ULTRA’s purpose was “research and development of chemical, biological and radiological materials [for use] in clandestine operations to control human behavior.” The CIA hoped the “psychoactive chemicals” would work on the victim’s mind and emotions to “release him from the restraint of self-control.”

Jack Anderson, “Lawsuit Forces CIA Confession on MK-ULTRA,” Washington Post, 28 August 1982:
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00965R000100150073-8.pdf

See also Mental Floss on the release of “useful” documentation like UFOs and supernatural under STARGATE.

Kirstin Fawcett, “CIA Publishes Nearly 13 Million Declassified Records Online,” Mental Floss, 18 January 2017.

… There’s even information on alleged UFO sightings and psychic research conducted under the organization’s “Star Gate” program.

For security purposes, many of the documents contain redactions, but aside from that, “none of this is cherry-picked,” CIA spokeswoman Heather Fritz Horniak told CNN.

Lol.
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US Blatantly Goes Full Nazi

https://twitter.com/EFF/status/681539107852435456

Yonatan Moskowitz and Lee Tien, “Human Research Loopholes Alive and Well,” EFF, 28 December 2015:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/12/human-research-loopholes-alive-and-well

There’s discussion of an intelligence community exception to human experimentation. One can give comments to the Department of Health and Human Services until the 6 January 2016 deadline regarding this:

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=HHS-OPHS-2015-0008-0001

It also includes, very vaguely, the MINERVA Initiative nonsense, where DoD controls the flow of information people see on social media so as to control the national mood and attitudes. Where have we ever seen the like? {Lower portion, CIA and USAID in Afghanistan and Pakistan}.

Of course the truth is far more bleak. We are already well beyond the experiments of the Cold War and into domestic operations that include everything from building phony narratives for support of policies that are not in the public interest, to maligning African Americans, Muslims and others, to swaying elections, up to and including assassination and fear-mongering via so-called lone wolf shooters.

But at least there’s some related discussion. The fact that the Obama administration is on the one hand asking for comment while also asking for the exception is of course to confuse you. They want it or we wouldn’t be discussing it. As with a group only being as smart as the dumbest person in the room, a system is only as benevolent as its most malevolent act. And this one is pretty far off the deep end as things go already.

My comments:

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You can read more about those two memos here. Not really even close to capturing the entire picture since use of these kinds of things also includes the more mundane COINTELPRO style mind games and military PSYOP, but it is a sometimes necessary piece depending on what it is they are trying to accomplish.

It always seems to boil down to a few things. Old money and how CIA and DoD {for that matter FBI and many contractors} serve it first and foremost, though there’s a shift towards multinational corporations these days, and the radical religious people who tend to wind up among the Joint Chiefs of Staff and places like Langley and the other side of the financial scam/quick money revolving door {think of Willard Mitt Romney and Bain Capital here}. How much more self-deception do you need beyond constant cash flow while clutching a rosary or that extra book tricking your mind into thinking the Big Guy approves of your murder, war crimes, torture, brainwashing, mayhem and circumvention of the Bill of Rights BAMN?

Magical thinking among those who have nuclear weapons. Nothing to worry about, I’m sure.

No Words, Just Birds

Contending ‘gainst obedience, as they would
Make war with mankind.

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By April 1961 the head of TSS was able to report “we now have a ‘production capability’ ” in brain stimulation and “we are close to having debugged a prototype system whereby dogs can be guided along specific courses.” Six months later, a CIA document noted, “The feasibility of remote control of activities in several species of animals has been demonstrated…. Special investigations and evaluations will be conducted toward the application of selected elements of these techniques to man.” 

John Marks, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, 1979, chapter 12.

For example, though if true that there was some outside influence involved it is kind of funny in a sad, sick kind of way, that Clint Eastwood talking to himself at his table on live television at a Romney event might have been the result of brainhacking. A lot of it is about distracting the target, getting them into a mental state where they lose track of what is happening around them.

Me, “Skipping to the End,” 2015.

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Pre-BBD – Skipping to the End

{Note: The title is a bit cryptic. And maybe it has a second or third meaning. I’m not sure, I’m just writing this. Please bear with me anyway. Sometimes you can see the narrative coming, if only roughly, before it unfolds.}

BACKGROUND – NOT QUITE THE USUAL FARE

As folks have probably noticed, I tend to focus on things like shootings and other acts of violence. This is in part because it would seem logical that the possibility of proxy-mass murder may get people to consider that such a problem, should it exist {it does}, is also their problem.

However, on occasion I have focused on other possible uses for “brainhacking” {my preferred term to mind control which sounds cartoony and conveys the idea of a remote control, an image that is not so far as I know at all accurate; there’s also behavioral modification, but that is a mouthful and kind of implies permanence whereas I’m talking a minute here or there}. For example, though if true that there was some outside influence involved it is kind of funny in a sad, sick kind of way, that Clint Eastwood talking to himself at his table on live television at a Romney event might have been the result of brainhacking. A lot of it is about distracting the target, getting them into a mental state where they lose track of what is happening around them.

Not, however, that they are in some alternate personality that has no knowledge or awareness of what else the body gets up to as you might read elsewhere or hear coming from Rosanne regarding MONARCH. {Speaking of whom, though I have many issues with her, it is odd to me how pleasant she can be and her concern for LGBTQA issues is not completely wiped away with her other “issues”}. No, it’s more like daydreaming.

Other personal examples included when, the day after having my iPhone pickpocketed just before planning to leave for Port Huron and the Squidgate trial. When I went to the phone store to report that it was gone, the guy behind the counter…I wouldn’t say was having a brain fart…more like brain constipation. I repeated what happened a few times and waited until he confirmed that it was reported stolen. Months later I got an angry email from a former employer stating that it was still on and in use.

Another funny/not-funny example, after the Squidgate trial, when I was trying to get out of Port Huron and make my way Brooklyn-bound, I forgot my PIN for my debit card. Yeah, despite the Roma man taking all my cash and my iPhone, he left me my cards and ID. Imagine that.

It was probably twenty minutes before I remembered a number I used frequently, probably earlier that day or the day before. Was this just due to normal distraction? Maybe, maybe not.

And then, backing up a few months there was that goofy, dumbfounded look on that NYPD detective who was giving me grief about parking my dogs outside my friend’s deli. Clearly, when he looked at the dogs the second time after giving me lip, he saw something different than what he thought he had seen before entering the store.

So, whatever it is, probably something as simple as a some sort of voice-to-skull device, known to exist because the US Army said so, I am a believer. What its limitations and capabilities are, I don’t really have any idea.

BACKGROUND – THE WESTCOAST BLACKOUT OF 2011

On 8 September 2011, just three days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, there was a power outage that affected parts of Arizona, California, and nothern Mexico. It turned out, we are told, to be the mistake of an employee compounded by corrections based on inaccurate information by others. In essense, the employee erroneously severed a cable connecting Arizona to California. The techs attempting to fix the problem in some control room flipped a switch thinking they were upping the power to deal with some fault and instead over-powered the only portion of the grid that there were still physically attached to. Something like that anyway. The report is technical and includes some abbreviations and acronyms I’m not familiar with and I don’t really understand quite how power works on that scale anyway.

BACKGROUND – WHAT IS SHORTSELLING?

Shortselling is when you put in buys for a stock “on margin” but you don’t buy them until after you sell them at a higher price, if the price goes down. If the price goes up, the shortseller is stuck paying the difference. If the price goes down, they can make a lot of money quickly because the difference between what they paid after selling it higher is pure profit or nearly so.

Don’t want to take up a bunch of space here on this, but it is worth noting that one of the several CIA officers recommended to the Professional Review Board by others due to negligence on 9/11 and for their role in creating the torture program was embarrassed when airline stocks were shorted on 9/11 from his former trading company {and elsewhere; FBI claims the trades were done in such a way they could not all be traced back and it appears someone left them there after realizing it might attract attention}.

THE POINT

Imagine if you knew that the power company was going to have a bad day or three beforehand. Imagine if you knew because you paid an intelligence contracting company or independent contractor to make sure that that worker made that mistake. That’s pretty much it. You can put in for your puts whenever, wait for the news to hit as something as newsworthy as large swaths of states being without power in one of the hottest weeks of the year would tend to be. Then, you do your stock magic, and, whammo, you’ve got yourself a new small fortune to go with the one you already have. People are without power, you have harmed shareholders and a company, and–who knows?–maybe struck a blow for Big Coal at the same time.

Brainhacking: It’s going to be bigger than ISIS magical online spells that turn the unsuspecting into radical terrorists. Or maybe something like that.

PS – THE TITLE

Yeah, so is there really anything substantial that could be garnered by actually going wherever and finding out first hand? OK, they aren’t coal and do some solar, but still. Think I’d rather live in a Punk House if I didn’t also have an inkling about how that would turn out for someone like me. If you’re going to be a miserable disposable toilet paper non-person for the rest of your foreseeable life anyway, how much does the cage matter?

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HUMINT, Surveillance, and Destroying People

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the principles used in stage magic, especially card tricks, is to alter the audience’s perception of the order in which things happened chronologically. That is, by making things seem as if they happened in a different order the magician, or in this case covert operative/harasser, can also alter the perception of causality. I’ll repeat the example rather than linking to it.

A stage magician knows the value, suit, and location of one card. He gets a volunteer to choose a card. Once chosen, he calls out the one he knows and looks at the one chosen after doing so. Now he knows two cards. He repeats this as many times as desired but ends the process by choosing the card he already knows last. Then he places that card in the first position. It appears as though he called out the handful of cards in order, even though he did not.

Now imagine all your interests and the subjects of your emails and phone calls as the cards. In this case, several things have changed. First, though you are vaguely aware from reading that mass surveillance is occurring…

{Quick sidebar: I would note a recent tweet from Snowden reveals that there are many people who do not know his name. Ah, to be so blissfully ignorant of what is happening around me. Again.}

Though you are vaguely aware of mass surveillance, you don’t get to see the magician. Further, you likely don’t recognize any reasons why, even if at least three intelligence agencies have all of your emails and phone calls, why they would bother to do anything with it. In short, optimism bias and humility prevent you from accepting it as a possibility. That’s fine for our purposes. We’ll use someone who is aware instead.

Someone who has already been subject to what on its surface is nonsensical cloak and dagger harassment, for whatever actual reason. I’ll get to a few possible ones later in the post.

Imagine that person. That person, when attempting to keep some semblance of normalcy, will try to engage in things like other “normal” people. Music, pop culture, current events, TV, movies, etc. I’ll also get to why removing the desire to do this is so critical to the covert operatives involved. In short, it takes away things that prevent the target from giving in to “learned helplessness” and “persistent adversity,” two terms used by the CIA psychologists who designed the torture program by reverse engineering the torture resistance program, SERE.

Imagine all the words and terms are in a computer. A database. Imagine it looks, because we humans require visualizations of data in order to grasp ideas, like the word cloud at left if you are reading this on the desktop version, or at bottom if the mobile one.

All of your interests and concerns are in there. The things you recommend to other people on Twitter and Facebook.

Then, later, you discover that something bad happened to someone involved with one of those interests or similar. How you find out is likely another thing to be discussed, but find out you did.

It was easy. They already knew what you did, so they merely need a computer to note the news regarding your interest and then decide to place it in front of your nose if the news is bad.

Assuming again, you’re a person who has already seen their unfair share of abuse from system run amok. The urge is to think that you’re recommendation one way or another was somehow connected to what happened.

Now assume a bit more. Assume that, because these other people, these celebrities, are also under surveillance–because we all are–that it becomes easy for an intelligence organization to know that a celebrity is ill before the general public does. As noted elsewhere, I am fairly certain similar was done with an earthquake in Virginia, where the big one made the initial news but it wasn’t until much later that, “Oh, by the way, it was preceded by 48-72 hours of tremors” got reported as well.

Alters perception. Alters perceived causality.

Right. Who are some of these targets? The start of another long Twitter thread that still grows now and again.

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Okay that explains part of it. Who next? Random people because they present more of a challenge than those dealing with mental illness and yet there is no motive for it happening. Remember, we’re still talking about training at this point.

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Now, why is cutting the target off from anything enjoyable so important? In order to make their lives a living hell to the point they “give up” and become whatever it is you want them to be, up to and including mass murderers and terrorists or to simply disrupt activists, alternative business sectors that make bigger, older ones feel threatened.

You should probably read that thread. Lots of goodies beyond the paper, which I’ll also link up below.

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Anthony Stahelski, “Terrorists Are Made, Not Born,” Central Washington University, 2004.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PF1hNe_V0Jc3w3v-zyEctdq4NOypxWWWMSMu7nmHHXc/mobilebasic

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I AMA Live {Updated x4}

I am a Failed Mass Shooter – Ask Me Anything. -Reddit

Update: I consider it mostly a success. More questions than I expected, most of which are in the Casual version. Didn’t really intend for it to start on 11/11, just kind of worked out that way. Of course the 11/13 Paris attacks made all that more interesting {and quiet}, as did the Obama administration’s attempts to blame the attacks on Snowden {as well as encryption; the attackers used unencrypted texts to communicate} and to compare him {and whistleblower Thomas Drake} to traitors on the one hand and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis on the other. You really should read the Casual IAMA and try to imagine that silent jackhammer {really loud siren} in your head. Then ask yourself who really has motive, the means, and the opportunity to do that. Hacking people is to a large extent an ignored reality, whether it’s happening on an individual or group level. Both do.

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Another Update: Also see this uncomfortable video where Tyrone Dew asks former CIA/NSA chief and Chertoff Group co-founder Michael Hayden about nonlethal weapons, Aaron Alexis and Myron May. It seems preposterous, given their use on ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and others, that Hayden doesn’t know more than he lets on.

https://twitter.com/KanysLupin/status/655499342158168064.

Compare Hayden’s response with this:

2003-2004 Phase I Summary Report, US Navy contract for MEDUSA nonlethal weapon:

https://www.navysbirprogram.com/NavySearch/Summary/summary.aspx?pk=F5B07D68-1B19-4235-B140-950CE2E19D08

The system will: be portable, require low power, have a controllable radius of coverage, be able to switch from crowd to individual coverage, cause a temporarily incapacitating effect, have a low probability of fatality or permanent injury, cause no damage to property, and have a low probability of affecting friendly personnel.

Casual IAMA URL: reddit.com/r/casualiama/
comments/3sgyio/
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Controversial IAMA URL :https://www.reddit.com/r/
controversialiama/comments/3sfe7j/
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