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Pathways to power survey for administration to those who interrupt public conferences and other meetings with continuous blackmail hunting by use of triggers and observing responses

1) Do you think blackmail or similar forms of coercion are acceptable means of suppressing competition or scaring away those who are not willing to participate in blackmail? 2) Would a 360 camera in every pair of underwear be an acceptable … Continue reading

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When the logic of “periodically kick the bums out” is not enough

If there are major problems and the party in power has not only not solved those problems, but is unable to even acknowledge the existence of those problems, then many people will be inclined to go beyond blaming the party … Continue reading

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One way that neurotech can be dumb: “Any maybe leaders”, profiling relating to a policy position, and 20-year advance foreign suppression in an open country

The situation: A foreign group calculates a potential loss in the 20-year timeframe if Domestic Policy A becomes supported in government. 10,000 “maybe leaders” under the age of 25 have their social media accounts hacked for the purpose of finding … Continue reading

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Possible check as a standard counterargument to be presented any time a particular type of crime data anomaly appears

It is commonly known among well read people that perceptions of rising crime have persisted for some decades despite a reality where almost all indicators of almost all types of crime have been falling steadily throughout almost that entire period. … Continue reading

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Question: If there’s no proof of some technology being abused to nefarious ends, then why worry?

If technology exists to do some bad thing, in the absence of explicit enforceable regulations to prevent the usage of such technology for such purposes, the only safe assumptions are that a) they will be abused, and b) enforceable mechanisms … Continue reading

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Petition framing challenges

1) “Anti-Brainwashing” sounds pretty crackpot. (HOW BLOODY SOCIETALLY SUSPICIOUS IS THAT!) Potential solution: sanitize the petition of the notion of “anti-brainwashing” (which implicitly recognizes such a thing as “brainwashing” in the fact of opposing it). 2) Mentioning the existence of … Continue reading

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Image depicting microwave hearing

Here is an image depicting microwave hearing. For a relatively recent article by perhaps the most widely published author on the subject, you could consult Hearing of microwave pulses by humans and animals: effects, mechanism, and thresholds by Lin & … Continue reading

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Are portable EEG monitors science fiction?

There are those who do not know the answer is yes they are real and no they are not science fiction, and those who know the answer is yes they are real and no they are not science fiction. One … Continue reading

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This study means that remote sensing (up to 100 feet) of emotional and physiological indicators, including through walls, was possible by 1992

Microwave sensing of physiological movement and volume change: A review, written by JC Lin and published in Bioelectromagnetics in 1992. The article presents evidence of several remote sensing approaches which consist of a microwave generator, a sampling device, a transmitting-receiving … Continue reading

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Applying the 2-paper rule proposed by Paul Krugman to “event-related potentials”

From marginalrevolution, Paul Krugman addresses situations where there is a vast empirical literature and you’re suggesting to someone that they might look into it. Instead of pointing to some dozens, hundreds or thousands of middling papers, instead follow what he … Continue reading

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