Hurting people is helping people, and helping people is hurting people #V1123

Help people deal with painful things, by just making them hurt all the time.

Then, times with lesser causes of pain will not seem like such a big deal, comparatively speaking.

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Virally enforced ‘borrowed’ subcultures of 2017

People go around making various insults, engaging in slander of diverse types, etc., for little or no apparent reason.

However, as compared to, say, 3-4 years ago when trying to point this out would be met with denials and claims of mental illness at the time of such instances, it appears that the power of mental illness claims in instances of covert harassment have reduced somewhat. This does not apply much in one-on-one or private situations, but essentially no people appear willing to make overt claims of mental illness any more when openly stating which specific item of covert harassment (e.g., by ventriloquism, or just waiting until someone isn’t looking to say something to intimidate/blackmail to them, or to perpetrate some minor theft) has in fact transpired.

Covert, muttered, re-ordered syllabic with pre-suggest and post-edit manipulations, and also ventriloquist mentions of mental illness when pointing out such things, are likely to arise. However covert harassers, stalkers and zombies/puppets of various types appear much less likely to try to make an overt claim of mental illness, or overt threat to call authorities on such a basis.

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Net neutrality rehash

Setting lower speed limits for small players is not right. Consumers should be empowered to make these choices through the bandwidth speeds they pay for. (This is the status quo.)

It should not be left to the ISPs to decide which websites will get slow or fast access. That would be wrong.

 

(Recall, in the days when just a handful of national newspapers had major influence nationwide, for delivery purposes at least the roads were equally accessible to all.)

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If it can be done it may be done

One way to frame hacking and IT security risks, from an article from the Guardian which addresses the potential for major hacking to become more routine.

It is a safe bet that if you have thought of a bad scenario, it is probably on the way to happening

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Scientists may have figured out why deep breathing can make people calm

The research, on a tiny group of neurons deep within the brains of mice, also underscores just how intricate and pervasive the links are within our body between breathing, thinking, behaving and feeling.

Breathing is one of the body’s most essential and elastic processes.

More at NY Times, including mice that had certain breathing-related neurons disabled, after which, when placed in an unfamiliar cage, they just sat there and groomed themselves instead of the normal activity to go out and explore (which involves lots of breathing in mice, in the form of sniffing).

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Satellite imaging used for bird census

Satellite imaging was used to take census of birds on remote islands, for first time.

This was made possible due to easing up on restrictions which previously disallowed commercial satellite owners to from selling images with more than 50cm resolution to anyone other than the US government.

More here.

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Neurowar truths: Nothing happened. All I know is we won

Nothing happened. All I know is we won.

 

What happened?

(P.S. – Whatever happened, it needs to be kept a secret)

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How to find a leader

a) try to drag everyone down (especially to get extensive information about any potential leader)

b) see if anyone is left standing

c) propose end of system, because leaders didn’t lead enough or in the right way.

 

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It will be heaven.

First we need blackmail on everyone.

 

(Variant on “The hunt for Jesus starts with blackmail on everyone”.)

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Corruption Perceptions Index, the presence of non-zero corruption in Canadian corruption, and questions of why mountains would be made of such molehills

Many people have previously heard of the Corruption Perceptions Index. It is produced annually by Transparency International.

Canada ranks 9th on the index, after 1) Denmark, 1) New Zealand, 3) Finland, 4) Sweden, 5) Switzerland, 6) Norway, 7) Singapore, 8) Netherlands.

Those who both promote the notion of “get in” as a means towards enrichment by fiefdom building (or similar), while simultaneously trying to cast Canada as some particularly corrupt place, might be assumed to have other objectives.

The work Hamilton and Hudson (2014) in “Bribery and identity: Evidence of Sudan” suggests that exposure to or perception of corruption is likely to reduce individuals’ identification with their country or region. While I wouldn’t want to put a damper on efforts to uphold Canada as one of the easiest places to do business (ranked 22nd in the World Bank’s “Doing Business Report”), in no small part thanks to institutions which ensure reduced corruption (etc) … suggestion that Canada is a PARTICULARLY corrupt place, as opposed to the reality of being one of the least corrupt places on the planet, is more than a little suspect.

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Reasons to provide more constructive pathways for our innate rebelliousness to be manifest

I prove [to myself] my power through the ability to manipulate truth, while in fact brainwashing myself through my mouth‘.

The issue might be related to a certain rebelliousness inherent to us all, which may prove useful at times when it involves upending socially established truths which are in fact false, but at other times could be manipulated towards a simple aversion to truth by use of reverse psychology aiming at tapping into this rebellious nature.

 

Once aware of some such simple representation, it is not assured that the situation will remain straightforward. Instead of worrying about whether one is faced with a situation of reverse psychology, or instead double reverse, triple reverse or quadruple upside down backflip psychology, one might do better to learn to focus on intended ultimate outcomes. Worrying too much about the precise mechanisms or calculations in the pre-orchestrated situations is liable to result in being more exposed to manipulation for the fact of reduced attentiveness to the overall desired effect or overall direction(s) of manipulation.

It may be worth mentioning again about the new $250,000 annual prize at MIT (a top university in basically all technologically advanced areas of science), called the Disobedience Award, which has the objective to “harness responsible, ethical disobedience aimed at challenging our norms, rules, or laws to benefit society”.

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Man-in-the-middle attack for Zersetzung-style political suppression, eugenics or other purposes, by combinations of psychometric profiling and suggestively introduced (sonic or electromagnetic) directions. Illustration of risk.

Man-In-Middle(Opression,Eugenics)

 

Together with the graphic entry on ‘Would do’ and ‘would say’ modification. A.k.a., computer-programmable statements of thought reform …

WouldDoModification

… and the example of a specific operationalization of this concept in ‘would do’ and ‘would say’ modification: Encounter severely (non-fatal) injured person having fallen down icy stairs, this constitutes a statement of risks which combine psychometric profiling with neuroweapons (and/or traditional means), in a manner where knowledge of individual preferences, views, etc. (comprising the ‘would-do’ and ‘would say’ possibility sets) can be progressively modified in a manner which, combined with man-in-the-middle attacks, could enact a completely Orwellian Big Brother which a) suppresses any questioning elements and b) also controls the genetic future of the species, all from a facade of apparent freedom.

This progression in that direction is not yet irreversible.

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