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The Story of the Millennium:
The A.G.I. Manhattan Project
Are you ready for the future?

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What does this man mean by becoming "gods", and has his war already begun?

What is AGI, and how large is the effort to make it happen? Will humans as we know ourselves today remain the dominant species on the planet in the near future? Why did the economic meltdown occur? Can we look forward to a future of economic prosperity? What do we have to fear, and what don't we? What does the War on Terror have in common with Global Warming? What will government look like in the near future? Are we becoming slaves, and how can we be empowered like never before? What is the true struggle of the 21st Century? What are the dangers of emerging technology?

These are just some of the realities and implications you're about to discover, and the AGI Manhattan Project is the key to it all.

Part 1: The AGI Manhattan Project
Page last updated: 7/15/2010


First we must establish the what the AGI Manhattan Project is, and what is is about.

Radical life extension and cognitive augmentation are the overarching goals of the technological establishment. These types of advances are each aspects of the growing movement known as "Transhumanism", where the goals is to modify humans using various technologies to transform into a dominant new species of "posthumans". They literally believe they'll be able to live for hundreds upon hundreds of years, and have superior cognitive and physical abilities by utilizing various emerging technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. 
The first and foremost "holy grail" in this overall effort is Strong AI, aka Artificial General Intelligence. The world is full of AI: from video games to the stock market. But these AI's are "narrow" in ability. AGI refers to a "general" intelligence. Generally intelligent, not narrowly. Human level and beyond intelligence would greatly accelerate their other technological goals kicking off what they call the "Technological Singularity".

Regardless of whether or not you believe this to be possible they're actively doing it. Regardless of whether or not you agree they're taxing you to do it. There is absolutely no debate or refutation to this fact whatsoever. This isn't even to say their dreams are possible, but they're trying with all of their might (and your money) to do it. It's right on public military websites, and in video statements by the higher ups and even heads of top tech corporations. The New York Times even recently did a piece, titled "Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday", that championed Ray Kurzweil, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Peter A. Thiel, Peter H. Diamandis and Keith Kleiner as being at the forefront of the Singularian Movement. The Singularity University, located at NASA's Ames Research Center, is their epicenter.

Perhaps most importantly, especially considering how if they succeed it would be undoubtedly the biggest event in human history, and most potentially devastating, with almost no chance of turning back, it's all happening without an ounce of public discourse or debate.

This overall effort openly involves virtually every government agency and department, every branch of military, which are all funded by Congress, and led by the administrations of both George Walker Bush and Barack Hussein Obama. It also involves the projects and supercomputers at literally all major all national laboratories, along with virtually all national universities, and all of the above tied in with the majority of the crony heads of the top technology corporations.

The Intelligence Industrial Complex
In July of 2010, the Washington Post unveiled "Top Secret America", a massive 2 year investigative journalism story with an interactive presentation detailing the post-9/11 security and intelligence apparatus. Their investigation into this realm of the Military Industrial Complex uncovered some 1,271 government organizations, 1,931 private companies in about 10,000 locations, an estimated 854,000 contractors holding top-secret security clearances,  all working on programs related to counter-terrorism, homeland security and intelligence  across the United States. In Washington, and the surrounding area 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings - about 17 million square feet of space.

All of that based on the premise of stopping Al Qaeda. Now 100% of the above wouldn't be exactly be specifically about building AGI, but that is the overall security and domestic spying apparatus. What their massive report didn't tabulate is the direct AGI Manhattan Project efforts being conducted primarily by DARPA, NASA, NIST and the NSF.

DARPA

The Pentagons mad science coordination division, aka Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), sits at the top of this dragnet of science research & development (R&D) gathering. Enter the heart of science pyramid... the AGI Manhattan Project.

DARPA is the lead agency. They are both the capstone, and the foundation. They coordinate national labs & universities, companies and corporations, and agencies with all branches of military. Their scientific "thrusts" run the entire gauntlet of transhumanism related efforts, from cybernetics to life extension to next-gen Skynet level artificially intelligent cognitive computers. They direct the R&D to the most appropriate groups and institutions, and then help orchestrate systems wide integration upon completion.

To cite all relevant quotes from their various programs could take half a book. At this juncture there's only space to list and link the programs, which are basically all modules of the same goal:
Architectures for Cognitive Information Processing (ACIP), Biologically-Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA), Omnipresent High Performance Computing (OHPC), Real-World Reasoning (REAL), Cognitive Assistant that Learns (CALO), Deep Green (DG), Cognitive Information Processing Technology, Physical intelligence (PI), NetTrack (NT), Bootstrapped Learning (BL), Deep Learning, Integrated Learning (IL), Transfer Learning (TL), Accelerated Learning, Machine Reading (MR), Robustness of Biologically-Inspired Networks (RoBIN), Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC), Neurotechnology for Intelligence Analysts, Bio-Molecular Nano-Devices/Systems (MOLDICE), Biomimetic Computing, RealNose, Towards a Unification of Inference, Reasoning and Learning, Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE), Self-Regenerative Systems (SRS), and Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE).

This video was made using all government / military quotes and imagery.

It's very difficult to even attempt to place budget figures on DARPA. They have their budget, as well as their cousins IARPA & HSARPA, while a lot of work by NASA, the NSF is in lockstep, not to mention military black budgets and secretive CIA & DIA budgets.

Funding for virtually every aspect of government agendas has hardly even decreased, while many areas have seen increases. The unique thing about DARPA is they aren't limited by their budget alone.

NASA

Singularity University, Intelligent Archives (IA), Intelligent Systems, High-End Computing Capability (HECC), Integrated Systems Research, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Cognitive Sciences, and a dizzying array of other complex projects in those research areas. One project in particular stands out here:

NASA's "Planetary Skin" program seeks to build a "global nervous system" network of sensors to monitor the entire planet, with all nations hooked into the system. It's being sold on over-hyped Global Warming alarmism, and it intends to help the global management of resources, building a new carbon based economy. Watch the video. By its very nature it's the ultimate act of high treason, a total stampede over national privacy and sovereignty, that's costing us $100 million in it's initial phase.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Adaptive Systems Technology (AST), Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI), Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Emerging Frontiers (EF), Core BIO Investments, Adaptive Systems Technology (AST), Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Science and Engineering Beyond Moore’s Law, Cyber-physical Systems, Cognitive Engineering, Mapping the Brain in Time and Space, Cognitive Engineering,

NNI

One good example of virtually every government agency working in lockstep towards the Technological Singularity is the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The following institutions are all coordinated under the NNI, by the cabinet level National Science and Technology Council (NSTC):
Bureau of Industry and Security, Consumer Product Safety Commission,USDA, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Engineering R&D Center, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Army Research Office (ARO), DARPA, Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Treasury, EPA, FDA, Forest Service, US Intelligence Community, U.S. International Trade Commission, NIH, NIST, NASA, NSF, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Patent and Trademark Office and the US Geological Survey.



NBIC Conference

Another prime example of the system wide drive for the Singularity is a 2001 conference organized by the Dept. of Commerce and the NSF, which produced a 482 page document titled "Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance". It had representatives and speakers from the following institutions:

The White House, National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Commerce, Newt Gingrich, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Hewlet Packard, Institute for Global Futures, National Science and Technology Councils Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science Engineering and Technology (NSET), IBM, Raytheon, Lucent, University of California, Stanford University, Sandia National Labs, Brandeis University, MIT, University of Washington, University of Strathclyde, Tissue Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, University of Louisville, NYU Medical School, University of Calgary, Duke University, University of Texas, UCSB, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Carnegie Melon University, Department of Defense, DARPA, Naval Research Laboratory, Defense For Research, New England Complex Systems Institute, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Institute of Nanotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Commission on the Future of Aerospace, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, The EPA, Department of Chemistry, Princeton Materials Institute …

The goal of the meeting wasn't merely to promote the 4 "NBIC" technologies:

"Four transforming tools have emerged: nanotechnology for hardware, biotechnology for dealing with living systems, information technology for communication and control, and cognition-based technologies to enhance human abilities and collective behavior."

Instead it was about structuring collaborative research to promote the converging of the 4 revolutionary science paradigms into an all new form of substrate. The goal being eventually to create and merge humans with new forms of synthetic "life", to become "Post Humans", and to merge humans into a brain implant enabled "hive mind" (that's a quote):

Hive Mind
If we can easily exchange large chunks of knowledge and are connected by high-bandwidth communication paths, the function an d purpose served by individuals becomes unclear. Individuals have served to keep the gene pool stirred up and healthy via s exual reproduction, but this data-handling process would no longer necessarily be linked to individuals. With knowledge no longer encapsulated in individuals, the distinction between individuals and the entirety of humanity would blur. Think Vulcan mind-meld. We would perhaps become more of a hive mind —an enormous, single, intelligent entity.

Singularity University
Another choice example of cross-sector collaboration to construct the Singularity, is the Singularity University, which is housed at none other than the NASA Ames Reserch Center (ARC), in Silicon Vally. It's partners include Google, ePlanet, Autodesk, Motorola, FIAP, Steelcase, 23andMe, Canon, LinkedIn, Wordpress, KurzweilAI, University of California, Stanford and others.

Google
Google was the primary institution behind the Singularity University, which is no surprise considering Google's co-founders have repeatedly stated on the record that they intend to develop AI that in their words "would be like the mind of God", which by default would be AGI. AGI is in effect the first sentence on their corporate philosophy page. Their mission statement is to gather and organize all of the worlds information (literally all of it), and their statements are for their machine to understand all it it better than you or I ever could. This includes every book, scientific paper, web page, email, instant message, news & magazine article,      ever written by humans that they can manage to get their hands on. It also includes images, user made videos (not even only those posted on YouTube), every movie and TV show ever recorded.

GOOGLE GODzilla from IIB IIF on Vimeo.
From there, Google is rapidly expanding into the phone and soon to be TV markets. While the TV side will only let them spy on you as well as the TV can, the phone market gives them real time GPS tracking with audio & camera monitoring. They're on the record saying they already monitor everyone via their PC microphones, and it doesn't end there. Google’s model from the ground up is in building what they call “the mind of god”, knowing and "understanding everything in the world", and in this pursuit they’re connected to the government and military to the core. The Google Boys truly are brilliant, as they’ve designed their system and all of their products to make the system smarter every time all of their users use them. Meaning, every time you use their ‘free’ services, and things like their phones, you help bring their “mind of god” scenario closer to reality. It's important to note that Google has a 1.2 million square foot research complex leased on NASA's ARC, which is a borderline military facility. The main Googleplex HQ is almost literally next door neighbors of the ARC, and they use it to land their corporate and private aircraft. Google was a NASA / DARPA / NSF / CIA funded startup, and today they're openly partnered with the NSA which has an open record of spying on the U.S. populace.


Google is but one corporate example.

Apple
Apple recently purchased a DARPA AGI-precursor pet project named "Siri" (PAL / CALO), for a cool $200 million. They didn't actually buy it from DARPA, instead they bought it from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) who DARPA paid $150 million to make. That's right, US taxpayers paid SRI $150 million to then turn around and sell the product to Apple for another $200 million, while themselves keeping what they need to build even more powerful AI in less time.

IBM
While Google is at the AGI forefront in software, IBM is leading the AGI renaissance in revolutionary hardware and mammalian brain simulation. Projects range from their Blue Brain to DARPA's SyNAPSE (as explained by them in the video above). IBM's Almaden Research Center is a major hub in AGI coordination where they host annual conferences for AGI luminaries to have a gathering of the minds.

Intel
When talking about hardware don't leave out Intel. The Singularity is the passion of their CTO, as he explains in the video above and countless others. They're even working on brain implants, perhaps to help Google reach their dream of everyone having Google built into their brains.

HP
Hewlet Packard's 10 year "Central Nervous System for the Earth" (CeNSE) program is likely the inspiration behind NASA's Planetary Skin. They seem to have been in the lead of their own little realm of AGI Panopticon, while the other bigshot corporations take care of the rest of its aspects.

Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, Sun, and endless others are also lockstep in the AGI Manhattan Project, all envious of Google's leading role. It needs to be noted that federal funding budgets don't include the funding allocated by these corporations themselves, or other outsiders, making assessing the true funding of the AGI Manhattan Project virtually impossible, but just going by non-secretive federal budget numbers it's in the billions annually, not to mention parallel efforts in the UK & EU.


Congress
The 110th U.S. Congress, released a report on the Singularity, in 2007:

Every exponential curve eventually reaches a point where the growth rate becomes almost infinite. This point is often called the Singularity. If technology continues to advance at exponential rates, what happens after 2020? Technology is likely to continue, but at this stage some observers forecast a period at which scientific advances aggressively assume their own momentum and accelerate at unprecedented levels, enabling products that today seem like science fiction. Beyond the Singularity, human society is incomparably different from what it is today. Several assumptions seem to drive predictions of a Singularity. The first is that continued material demands and competitive pressures will continue to drive technology forward. Second, at some point artificial intelligence advances to a point where computers enhance and accelerate scientific discovery and technological change. In other words, intelligent machines start to produce discoveries that are too complex for humans. Finally, there is an assumption that solutions to most of today’s problems including material scarcity, human health, and environmental degradation can be solved by technology, if not by us, then by the computers we eventually develop.

Obama

While the AGI Manhattan Project really came to being under Bush (the "Christian"), Obama has brought it out of the lab and into his house. Obama, who likes to talk about innovation in technological revolutions, put one Zachary Lemnios as DoD Director of Defense Research & Engineering. This guy helped setup DARPA’s IPTO to spearhead the type of AI you see in the movies.

“America risks being left behind in the global economy: Revolutionary advances in information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other fields are reshaping the global economy. Without renewed efforts, the United States risks losing leadership in science, technology and innovation.”

That's what Obama's campaign website said the day he was elected (which is completely removed now). The “Revolutionary” advances he’s talking about are Artificial General Intelligence (“information technology”), genetic engineering / synthetic biology & designer babies (“biotechnology”), and too much in terms of nanotechnology to sound-byte like the others. The “other fields” he mentioned is almost certainly the other field he didn’t mention, cognitive sciences.

Google is at the forefront of this thing, with as deep of governmental integration as is possible (literally), including today with agents embedded in the Obama administration. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and their "Chief Internet Evangelist" Vint Cerf were on Obama's campaign team, and campaigned with him on the Obama jet, and was then immediately appointed 'Special Economic Adviser' on a panel of Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs henchmen. Today he sits on Obama's President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. Google managers and employees were some of the strongest supporters of candidate Obama, donating around $803,000 to his presidential campaign, according to the website OpenSecrets.org. Among corporate employees, only staffers at Goldman Sachs and Microsoft gave more.
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Google's fingerprints are visible on a broad new report on the future of the Internet and information commissioned by the Knight Foundation and the Aspen Institute. The paper calls for greater broadband deployments and "open-access policies." FCC chairman Julius Genachowski and the administration's chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, praised the report, saying it would guide Obama's web policy. The co-chair of the commission that wrote the report? Google vice president Marissa Mayer.

Read my lips: 'No Lobbyists In My Administration'! Some other Google agents in the Obama administration include Sonal Shah, Sumit Agarwal, Andrew McLaughlin and formerly Katie Jacobs Stanton.

Ray Kurzweil is essentially the messiah of the transhumanist movement, and in 2007 he did a double-header keynote speech with Obama in front of United Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut.

Al Gore

At the SC09 (Supercomputing 2009) conference, Gore, the main keynote speaker at the event, in his speech titled "Building Solutions - Energy, Climate and Computing for a Changing World", to an audience of 11,000 top technologists and technocrats, he argued that 'supercomputing' will save us from Global Warming.  This wouldn't be the first time he's implied supercomputers will be our savior. In 2005, in front of nearly 2,000 technologists and technocrats, at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium, Al Gore had then also appealed to massive supercomputers as being the savior from global warming. The audience was filled with Silicon Valley luminaries: Apple's Steve Jobs; Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt; Internet godfather Vint Cerf; Yahoo!'s Jerry Yang; venture capitalists John Doerr, Bill Draper, and Vinod Khosla; former Clinton administration defense secretary William Perry; and a cross section of CEOs, startup artists, techies, tinkerers, philanthropists, and investors of every political and ethnic stripe.

The goal: to enlist the assembled leaders in finding market-driven, technological solutions to global warming and then, in quintessential Silicon Valley style, to rapidly disseminate their ideas and change the world. "I need your help here," an emotional Gore pleaded at the end of the evening. "Working together, we can find the technologies and the political will to solve this problem." The crowd fell hard. "People were surprised," says Wendy Schmidt, who helped organize the event and, with her husband, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, supported Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.

Ever since Al "lost" the 2000 election, he's been serving on the Senior Board of Directors at Google, as well as at Apple Computer since 2003. The 1986 “National Science Foundation Authorization Act”, which was, in part, for the establishment of a global warming policy. What’s typically overlooked is the 2nd part of that same Act that was for the drive for the NSF/DARPA “supercomputing” program. Then, only 2 years later, in 1988, Gore authored legislation to:

“ESTABLISH A HIGH-CAPACITY NATIONAL RESEARCH COMPUTER NETWORK, DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE SOFTWARE, DEVELOP ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS“

Al also campaigned for U.S. President that year, and according to him, his main goal of that campaign was more about increasing awareness of global warming than it was about actually winning.

Today Google enjoys perhaps the deepest government integration in history, with their primary operations being centered around AGI, and Apple just recently bought DARPA's 'Skynet precursor' from SRI. Until 2009, Eric Schmidt sat on Apple's Board of Directors with Al Gore, both of whom were implicated in a 2006 stock options backtrading scandal with Steve Jobs.

Newt Gingrich

Decades ago he was closely allied with Al Gore's "Atari Democrats", and futurist Alvin Toffler, which had left a lot of people scratching their heads as to why he was the top "Republican" for so long. At that "Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance" event, Newt Gingrich did the key keynote presentation, and in it he refers to our current era in time as the “Age of Transitions”:

We are starting to live through two patterns of change. The first is the enormous computer and communications revolution described above. The second, only now beginning to rise, is the combination of  the nanotechnology-biology-information revolution. These two S curves will overlap. It is the overlapping period that we are just beginning to enter, and it is that period that I believe will be an Age of Transitions.

Focusing on computers and communications is only the first step toward understanding the Age of Transitions. While we are still in the early stages of the computer-communications pattern of change, we are already beginning to see a new, even more powerful pattern of change that will be built on a synergistic interaction between three different areas: the nano world, biology, and information. The sciences have reached a watershed at which they must combine in order to advance most rapidly. The new renaissance must be based on a holistic view of science and technology that envisions new technical possibilities and focuses on people. The unification of science and technology can yield results over the next two decades on the basis of four key principles: material unity at the nanoscale, NBIC transforming tools, hierarchical systems, and improvement of human performance. After he resigned (right while Bill Clinton was being impeached), he went on to stand together with Hillary Clinton in setting up computerized health records. One the one hand it can help some people, on the other it completely deprivatizes our health records by allowing the federal government instant access.

Bill Clinton

Quote:

"We want to live forever, and we're getting there."



Manhattan Project v2.0
National laboratories are the final "public" realm. Literally all of them, and their supercomputers are fully integrated into the aforementioned apparatus. One example of choice would be Los Alamos, which was the home of the original Manhattan Project. They're hooked up, along with many leading universities, into the NSF's TeraGrid network, which is a super high speed advanced version of the Internet, designed specifically for large scale science collaboration across institutions, enabling access to the various different top-in-class supercomputers. What puts DARPA at the top of the scientific pyramid is that they have access to mining literally every resource, meaning even indirectly supportive work done at different levels are still at their disposal for concept and results mining.

It can be ascertained that the countless thousands of people indirectly involved in it don't even realize what they're a part of. With global telecommunications now being radically different than 60 years ago, private intranets can connect up any remote office or personal computer as a collective.

This means that a modern day Manhattan Project could be operated across the planet in 'secret' with great ease. This would especially be the case if you had literally a million or more parallel platformed CPU’s at your disposal (like Google does). Consider that computing power per $1,000 is literally less than millionth what was during the Manhattan Project, and that project only cost about US$24 billion. Anything even resembling a modern semiconductor computer hadn’t even been invented yet. Meanwhile, every year their capabilities expand as CPU prices drop and work gets easier, exponentially, thanks to Moore’s Law and the Law of Accelerating Returns. The original Manhattan Project had about 100,000 workers, mostly all doing physical labor. The AGI Manhattan Project can easily have more than that figure, mostly all doing direct scientific research.

The Debate Over The AGI Manhattan Project Is Over!
Unlike the issues being exploited to operate it, there's no debating the existence of the AGI Manhattan Project. It can be ascertained that the countless thousands of people indirectly involved in it don't even realize what they're a part of. With global telecommunications now being radically different than 60 years ago, private intranets can connect up any remote office or personal computer as a collective. This means that a modern day Manhattan Project could be operated across the planet in 'secret' with great ease. This would especially be the case if you had literally a million or more parallel platformed CPU’s at your disposal (like Google does).

Consider that computing power per $1000 is literally less than millionth what was during the Manhattan Project, and that project only cost about US$24 billion. Anything even resembling a modern semiconductor computer hadn’t even been invented yet. Meanwhile, every year their capabilities expand as CPU prices drop and work gets easier, exponentially, thanks to Moore’s Law and the Law of Accelerating Returns. The original Manhattan Project had about 100,000 workers, mostly all doing physical labor. The AGI Manhattan Project can easily have more than that figure, mostly all doing direct scientific research.

The issue is what the intentions of the true elites that shape U.S. policy have in mind for all of this. Listening to the PR people of transhumanism should offer a safe insight: becoming "gods".

There's a war being waged against us. A great many of the people on the planet are feeling the effects from this already, via the economic meltdown. While the economic war didn't against us started generations ago, the modern technological war came before the economic assault, so we'll explore that first.
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Part 2: The AGI Panopticon
Page last updated: 7/15/2010

Part of this new technological era is the "AGI Panopticon". The stage is set that literally every minute of our lives will be monitored & cataloged by AI's. This system is already at levels beyond that envisioned by George Orwell in his classic novel "1984". A "Panopticon" is a type of prison building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in 1785. The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) prisoners without the incarcerated being able to tell whether they are being watched, thereby conveying what one architect has called the "sentiment of an invisible omniscience."
Children

On the way to school they face being monitored via microphones while riding the bus, iris scanning at the entrance, and then they're under the watchful eye of cameras and on duty police, including cameras in the restrooms and in some cases inside the actual toilets, and at lunch they might have to pay using their thumbprint. Finally, when they go home they have to worry about being recorded by camera and microphone by school issued laptops while being tracked with GPS trackers.

TSA
Perhaps in a few years the system will start installing full naked body scanners into schools like are going into all of the airports. As adults we're being trained to be subjected to being frisked or filed into a naked body scanner, which are meant to become mandatory. You would never see a government official go through one of these and then post the images online, yet in the UK even children are supposed to go through them even though it violates child pornography laws. All of this over a 'panty bomber' plot that didn't succeed, where reports suggest that the scanners wouldn't have caught him, while the real problem was that he got on the plane without a passport. All of this being conducted by the TSA, while Obama has appointed a controversial spy figure to head the agency. It's no surprise when we hear reports of maniac TSA employees power tripping over citizens and literally declaring themselves to be god. If you think they aren't databasing these images you better guess again.

In Our Homes
We're not even allowed to have privacy in our homes. It used to be illegal for any level of government to tap our phones without a warrant. But then Bush's FedGov unilaterally decided it would, and after breaking the law the Democrat Congress adjusted the 'laws' to allow it while giving telecom companies immunity. Obama campained on stopping telecom immunity, and then immediately moved to protect it. Now the Army, NSA, FBI (more), Justice Dept. and others do it anyways with an ongoing record of abuse, while storing untold amounts of data in vast databases. Under the "Patriot Act" they can literally break into your home without anyone's knowledge and go through your things and plant bugs, which opens the door to the planting of false evidence. They peek into our mail. Popping up in neighborhoods are police cameras with high-res night vision lenses than can zoom into peoples windows. Every census has them asking ever more personal questions, this time asking virtually everything, while having the census takers use a GPS transponder to mark your front door into their system. This is precisely what they used to do in the Soviet Union. Today it appears on virtually all fronts that despite out living the Soviets, the US federal government has become the enemy and makes those who criticize it enemies of the state.

Online Activities
When we're being targeted, it can be assumed that we're the enemy. We're especially targeted on the Internet. Not only do many of the relevant Internet companies store our personal emails and surfing habits, they're pushed by various levels of government to do so for at least 5 years. Between the Pentagon, Air Force,  DARPA, CIA, FBI (more), NSA, EU and local police we're monitored browsing the web, using all of the major social networks and in online video games. In case you assume they don't have enough people to do all of this, they're using AI in countless forms to catalog and chronicle all of the data they can. They even use AI to assess bloggers moods & opinions, for "hate speech" and other "subversive" behavior. All of this for domestic citizens, as now the "terrorist threats" are citizens from "supporters of the Constitution", to "Luddites" and "conspiracy theorists" who complain about all of this Big Brother technology invading their rights to privacy. Next Obama is moving to create an ID token "Identity Ecosystem" designed to remove passwords from everything we do, where instead our personal names are tied to every single electronic device and component therein, right down to the flash memory chip you plug into your digital camera.

Tracking
Then when we try to leave our homes it's the same story. You walk out your door and a military satellite might spot you. Then you get into your car, that has an increasing chance of being equipped with trackable GPS. You're tracked as you drive down the road to have your face and license plate and scanned by cameras that mail you your traffic ticket via robotic automation. Mandatory black boxes are being proposed for all new vehicles that record even more data. Stop in for a tattoo and you might falsely get caught up in an FBI investigation. Our airfare travel and border crossings being recorded, travel funds even being frozen, yet illegal immigrants are allowed to run rampant in border regions causing an escalating drug cartel warzone situation. This crisis is caused not just by a flawed border policy, but by us not being free to do what we want with our bodies. According to the federal government, even when states decide for themselves that it is, but this is beside the point. Biometric ID cards were first proposed to domesticate the illegals, and now they're about to be forced upon us all as an unconstitutional National ID, while the Fed's are setting up a National Biometrics Agency. Also consider that vice president Joe Biden once promised Supreme Court justice Roberts that one day he'd have to rule on whether or not everyone would be forced to take an implantable microchip to track their whereabouts via satellite.

Cell Phones
We're being "Reality Mined" via our cell phones. Even if you try to walk, your cell phone has tabs on you. Under Bush the precedent was set for us to be physically tracked via both triangulation and GPS and to be monitorable in real time via the microphone or camera. Obama's Justice Dept. fought in court in 2010 to keep it active. Even if the phone is turned off, the feds and police can still activate the microphone. You literally have to remove the battery to stop it, while the more sophisticated phones like those made by Apple and Google have increasing methods to be able to study our behavior, and to condition us to actually enjoy being tracked and monitored 24/7. These phones have the ability to transcribe all of our conversations spoken within the phones microphone range to be cataloged, which is a particular threat to business people considering you're literally trusting all of your trade secrets and insider information with corporations like Google who have their own automated shopping system. The Google Android phone even has a free app that 'lets' you take a snapshot of your eye's iris so they can store it in their NSA databanks, while the army is developing high speed iris scanners that scan rapidly scan entire crowds of people. Next Homeland Security wants private industry to integrate smell sensors into out phones, while DARPA is trying to scent sensing capability able to detect, track, and even positively identify people and detect “aggression or hostile intent”.

Neurometrics
Just as the public is gradually discovering the world of biometrics, newer neurometrics are becoming commonplace. In recent years scientists have managed to use brain imaging to read the human mind. Successes include being able to see what a person is seeing, knowing who a person was spoke to and what was said, what number a person has seen, memories of where someone been, where thoughts of familiar objects occur inside the mind and predictive analysis of what a person is thinking about. Today these successes and others has the military and other security agencies pushing for checkpoint based as well as mobile mind and behavior scanners. Desired and even existing products range from airport screening mind readers, micro-expression behavior scanners, voice analyzers, binoculars from Northrop Grumman to detect threats through brain activity, super sensitive lie detectors, and voice recognition software that reads peoples brainwaves.

TIA
Next we have DARPA's Total Information Awareness program. TIA was to be about gathering and linking every scrap of data possible on people through massive artificially intelligent data mining supercomputers, and then to create complex maps of every possible connection people have to one another. Even private banking records aren't safe from government prying. Initially Congress ruled to shut it down as being unconstitutional, but it didn't take long before it was parted out amongst the various expected agencies of interest, all connected under Homeland Security. After a few years mainstream media reports of it still being alive began to surface, and the new Democrat congress did nothing to stop it.
FBI Surveillance is to the hilt unconstitutional, and surveillance software is expected to quadruple by 2013. Today Fusion Centers are being set up in every state using the TIA framework, manned by military, federal and state police officials, all under Homeland Security and endorsed by Obama. All of this data cataloging of virtually everyone, even though it's proven that datamining doesn't even work at tracking terrorist cells. Maybe a new Domestic Intelligence Agency can solve that?

Cyberwar
Despite cyber security being overhyped as usual, the military with Homeland Security and the NSA have created the Office of Cyber Command (CyberCom) "as a unified, sub-division of U.S. Strategic Command to operate the Defense Department's information resources of 15,000 computer networks across 4,000 military bases in 88 countries". The modis operandi acronym for this thrust is C4ISR, which stands for “Command, Control; Computers, and Communication Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance”. Overall efforts in this domain are filled with controversy. Obama's first Director of the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) quit after less than a year, stating that the nation's computer security efforts poses "threats to our democratic processes." Obama's replacement lacks accountability not even being allowed to testify before congress. Other agendas include making it a serious crime for using file sharing networks, to an "Internet Kill Switch" that can shut down the web or sectors of the web considered a threat, to it being used in the War on Drugs (much like the Patriot Act and Homeland Security are). Various powerful AI agents are being developed for all of this. One is the Ubiquitous Network Transient Autonomous Mission Entities (aka Cybots) program that a team of researchers is developing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Another is called CyberStorm developed by a private company named Trusted Computer Solutions. Another is an NSA program called "Perfect Citizen".

AGI Panopticon
All of these tracking systems are being integrated into a pervasive and ubiquitous 3 dimensional real time global surveillance system. Stopping global warming is stated in the first paragraph of the official description of NASA's "Planetary Skin" global nervous system. As Hewlett Packard prepares the nerves for it via technologies such as "smart dust", IBM is working with DARPA to build the "global brain" AGI system to hook it all into. All of this tied together via the military's "Global Information Grid". The EU has the same idea as they're building a global monitoring system being designed to also predict into the future. It's no wonder there's all this talk about a global government starting with deep US & EU integration. This goes beyond just having a bunch of everyday cameras on the street. It's about a full scale real time 3D monitoring system composing all different sorts of state of the art AI enabled predictive sensors from smell to imagery, from below to above from ground to satellite.

DARPA programs that are part of the AGI Panopticon include:

Mind's Eye, Fine Detail Optical Surveillance (FDOS), Flow-based Information Theory Tracking (FITT), Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis System (PerSEAS), Exploitation of 3-D Data (E3D), Urban Reasoning and Geospatial Exploitation Technology (URGEnT), Standoff Precision ID in 3-D (SPI-3D), Persistent Operational Surface Surveillance and Engagement (POSSE), Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance - Infrared (ARGUS-IR), Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS), Fopen Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER), NEOVISION2, NetTrack (NT), Harnessing Infrastructure for Building Reconnaissance (HIBR), and Conflict Modeling, Planning, and Outcomes Experimentation (COMPOEX).

The combination of all of these aspects would have this system able to see through trees, walls and deep into the ground; while having billions of sensors of all types and sizes spread out across the earth; in and on everything. And guess who gets to pay for it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 09:02:34 PM »
PART 3: Stop the Neo-Luddites
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Prey on the Weak


These graphs begin when the Dept. of Education was founded.

We're being targeted as children with social engineering indoctrination, to be desensitized to perpetual surveillance, while being systematically dumbed down. Every year school children's productivity scores twirl around the downward spiral, despite increases in Dept. of Education spending annually. You get what you pay for. Today when we're born our DNA goes into a federal DNA Databank. Next the children are targeted by manipulative marketers openly bent on turning them into mindless brand loyalist consumers via TV and other forms of media.

Stop The Neo-Luddites

There are already efforts to demonize "Luddites" or "Neo-Luddites" as terrorists. People who oppose technological progress are generally called Luddites. It was a late 19th Century movement with the most famous case being the more modern Unabomber. Today if you opposed the Big Brother AGI Panopticon that gets you the stigmatized label Neo-Luddite.

In 2009 Homeland Security released a document titled "Domestic Extremism Lexicon", which listed Neo-Luddites as terrorists, right above "Aryan prison gangs". This document followed the 2009 "MIAC Report", which listed opponents of global government and forced RFID 'Verichip" implants, as well as the supporters of third party candidates such as Ron Paul, as potential militia terrorists. In a 2008 paper written by Cass Sunstein, head of Obama's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said that "conspiracy theorists" need to be infiltrated, which sounds an awful lot like a modern COINTELPRO.

Richard A. Clarke, former conterterrorist czar and today special advisor to Obama, wrote a fiction forewarning book "Breakpoint", that tells a tale set in 2012 about Luddite terrorists. The Luddites are trying to stop a global artificial intelligence network dubbed "Globalgrid" & "Living Software" that was being built by DARPA, NASA Ames and the Googleplex with help from Carnegie-Stanford.

Then we have Dr. Michio Kaku, a top level transhumanist technocrat elitist, who says those who oppose global government & transhumanism are "terrorists". You might have seen him in his 3 part BBC documentary "Visions of the Future".

Protests

Protesting virtually any issue out there gets you added to terrorist watch lists, especially now that the Pentagon has labeled protesting "low level terrorism". The Obama administration wants it so that if you're put on a terrorist no fly list you can't buy a firearm, without any conviction, while 6 years old kids have been rejected at airports for being on the list. So if you protest any issue you might not be able to travel or buy a gun. And if you do protest you may face brutal consequences.

Police riot squads already have or are developing a daunting array of Milspec sophisticated "non-lethal" weapons including sonic cannons, microwave pain beams, optical 'vomit beam' guns, shotgun and grenade launcher fired tasers, "Shockwave" swarm fired taser batteries, crowd blaster tear gas launchers and discuss other sickening things like chemical neurowarfare and microwave beams that will rain pain from the sky for use against demonstrators. Odds of facing these weapons are higher than you'd think, as at protest after protest police agent provocateurs are busted vandalizing businesses and burning cop cars to justify beating and arresting crowds of protesters. Under the "Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010," introduced by Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman, you might even be detained indefinitely without trial for dissent.

Police State

The growing trend for the past several decades has been the militarization of the police, turning them into a standing army. There is now even a NORTHCOM marine hit squad brigade has been tasked with Homeland Security objectives, including the stomping of protesters. All of this is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, passed in 1878 to prevent the federal government from using the military for law enforcement.

Every year whichever president is in office signs new executive orders further consolidating the military takeover of the US, and Obama is no exception to this rule. We're already under a state of de facto martial law, as we've been under a state of national emergency since 1995, and these executive orders are always written under the context of a national emergency. It's also worth noting that by de facto 2/3 of U.S. citizens live in "Constitution Free Zones".

Obama signed Executive Order 13528 establishing a "council of governors" to consolidate power over the National Guard. Laws are constantly introduced and even passed giving the military and federal government the 'legal right' to detain us in secret, against the foundational concept of Habeas Corpus, with no legal representation, indefinitely, where we can be brutally tortured and even 'disappeared' for ever. Whether or not you think that would ever happen is irrelevant, as this is already chiseled in stone. Ask yourself why they'd install such measures, and ask yourself why they'd have hundreds of designated civilian internment FEMA / Halliburtan / military camps (with barbwire pointing inwards) for detainment and civilian labor.

With all of the police and the half a trillion dollar plus budget military, ask yourself for what valid reason Obama has said repeatedly that he intends to set up a civilian national security force "just as large, just as well funded as the military", that includes a mandatory draft and youth snitch brigades. Ask yourself why Homeland Security is training the Boy Scouts in SWAT team gear and tactics, on mock missions to subdue an Iraq War veterans.

Ask yourself why the military is constantly setting up checkpoints and patrol streets in cities across the US. Ask yourself why the military runs drills in US cities, that include foreign troops, doing mock roundups of groups of US citizens. Ask yourself why FEMA has a system of over 50,000 religious "Clergy Response Team" ready to help round up guns, and to snitch on potential freedom fighters that might go to their local religious leaders for rest. Ask yourself why the Bush administration said they could massacre US citizens.

Wake Up Call

Ask yourself what these things have to do with terrorism, when the policies and actions of the federal government are what is pissing everyone off domestically and around the world. Ask yourself why each new administration is more secretive than their predecessors, with Obama's being worse than Bush's even after all the "change" he campaigned on. Ask yourself why the military is openly and deliberately training kids to be killers via video games, and why they're making the interfaces of military equipment based on games, when 1 in 3 homeless men are military veterans.

They Don't Need Us

The military is pushing ever harder for an all out robot done military force. The Air Force already has its first entire drone fighter wing. Obama expended the war into Pakistan using drones, with a bruised record so far. Ground based drones already come with extensive weapons platforms, and nearly fully autonomous automobiles. Drones are being readied for police functions including squashing protests, while police are already using them in the US for surveillance.

They're already autonomous, but currently the ability for the drones to fire on targets is disabled. But DARPA and friends such as Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing push forth for more powerful drones of different variants, with MESH grid connectivity. Mad science research has robot AI learning how to deceive to reach their objectives, and to learn evolve predator-prey strategies. For years mad scientists have had radio controlled rats, cockroaches, monkeys, dragonflies and more, but the problem is these aren't self-guiding to their missions, can't see through walls, and aren't as good for hooking into the hive mind.
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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 09:17:06 PM »
Part 4: Economic World War
Technocratic Plutocrat Elites vs. The People

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I’ve yet to see the questions asked:

With increasing computer power and quality of techniques why aren’t ‘we’ getting better at sustainable economics? Where is our age of prosperity?

Increased computational power shouldn’t mean decreased prosperity for all… unless it’s being used to deliberately plunder the masses. When we look at all the figures, from where the debt economy has been going for years, to the way the specific meltdown occurred and was carried out, to what’s looming on the horizon, how isn’t this deliberate? This trend has been accelerating almost directly in line with accelerating technological change and the ever increasing collective power of the computers of those at the commanding heights. Not even boosts in personal productivity from cell phones has managed to allow the populace to try and keep pace with the growing plutocrat oligarchs: This is simple, and complex.

Simple Answer:

The economic war has been underway for many years, but until more recently it was a slow crawling menace. Until the mid-2000′s it was more of a scheme to cheat the masses, to keep us undermined yet just happy enough to not really notice the gradual decline. However, over the past few decades it has increased at an alarming rate, incidentally in line with computational increase. Until about 5 years ago it was mostly a plundering of the nation, and right about when that was finished, and when we were all unwittingly at our weakest ever, and when the technology was in place to pull it off, and with a new level of motivation never seen before, the plutocrats went for the jugular of the masses directly and then furthered their cause by instituting TARP “bailouts”.

This came as a one-two punch:

(1) They triggered the sea of debt into a tsunami by imploding the Property Price Index (engineered housing bubble), which directly plundered the ‘wealth’ of those who bought into the con.

(2) Oil price gauging. Completely manufactured fuel price hikes. Virtually everything we use is made from petroleum distillates & derivatives, and is then transported using petroleum based fuels. Triple the price of fuel, by design considering the actual cost and production of oil had never changed, and spike the prices of almost literally everything we all take for granted.

The timing of these 2 events is what to focus on. The fuel crisis was ratcheted up right in line with the increasingly looming ‘pop’ of the housing bubble, which squeezed everyone, especially the poor and the newly damned.

Complex Analysis:

Not only has the global economy imploded rather dramatically, all the hard numbers point towards an inevitable total collapse, especially in the USA. The Federal Reserve and EU Bank are both privately owned institutions, and there’s no debating this fact. The Federal Reserve in particular was at the heart of the US economic meltdown, which brought the rest of the world with it. These institutions are literally at the helm of each federal economy, and aren’t subject to being audited. They’re above each government, just the same as your local city government is subject to the state government, and the state to the federal government.

The global banking scheme is seemingly leading the world into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. How is this possible? Today we have increasingly powerful computers of all different sizes, yet the more powerful our computing hardware and software becomes the faster we’re falling into the abyss, instead of rising to an economic utopia. Computers clearly aren’t helping the system maintain a balanced budget sheet, while when you look at the graphs it appears they’re helping the elitist plutocracy to plunder the nations. Ask yourself how in the face of everything that’s happened in the past few year, billionaires increased in numbers and profits at a record rate in 2009 (Link 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

Many people put all of the blame of our current woes on the housing bubble, but a more realistic view is that that crisis only sped up the inevitable. The massive spending associated with bailouts and stimulation merely put off even longer the inevitable. The longer this inevitable is put off the harder the crash will be. Just look at the numbers. Spending got us into the mess, so in response they spend and loan even more. Like it’s going out of style… literally.

It wasn’t originally designed to implode, despite that being how it looks today, but it’s always been designed to leech away the self-reliable wealth of those with less. The less you have the more it hurts you… is and always has been the purpose of the privately owned Federal Reserve bank. The mechanism responsible is inflation.

When the value of the dollar is deliberately reduced every year it creates a situation where you have to set up your surplus finances in ways that will hedge against the inflationary dollar devaluation. During ‘normal’ times, you could invest your money into your home or other property and as the value of the dollar goes down the value of the property would go up. This is just the opposite with automobiles which helps explain why social engineering has us all obsessing with dumping all of our money into our cars that are worth $10,000 less the day you drive it off the lot. Everybody’s primary financial concerns should be in how to position their earnings against inflation, not new spinner rims.

Now what happened with the housing meltdown is the big trend that makes it hard to believe that the design wasn’t to rob almost literally all of the populace, as normally the best thing the little guy can do is invest in his property so that he can fight off inflation. All those years most people thought their house was somehow naturally going up in value, in reality the dollar was going down in value and the markets knew it. Except now the value of our homes has plummeted, it’s unsafe to even invest in property, endless millions refinanced their homes and now owe more than the property is worth, and some 60% of US national assets have been absorbed by the Federal Reserve and the Big 6 banking cartel that are the majority stock holders in the “Fed”.

The other catalyst of the economic downturn was the fuel price crisis. It served as the 1-2 punch to the entire global economy. In the graph above you can see that the more fuel consumption went down the more the price went up. This is the opposite of how the market works, proving massive manipulation. What’s important about is it happened directly parallel to the housing collapse, which made its effects substantially worse than if it occurred in 1999. Assuming it was deliberate, what does this tell you about the titans of Wall Street and their disdain for the global populace?

That graph shows that neither oil production nor inventory had ever changed in ways to justify the spike in prices. On the contrary, inventories went up while consumption was down while mass scale price gouging like never before was in full effect. The answer for how this happened was market speculation. The big banks and hedge funds in effect ‘all’ got together and continuously bet in large scale that oil prices would go up, and sure enough that’s what happened. The costs of everything went up, people were broke, major institutions absorbed by the government & banks, the property markets crashed, and now the inevitable collapse is out in the open for everyone to see.

Note that during the peak of the oil crisis Obama actually went on the record saying that ‘fuel’ prices should be artificially increased so that people would use less fossil fuels. Now he didn’t say to raise oil prices in that particular quote, but inherently that is the overall goal of Cap’N Trade type policies, and we all had a devastating test run during the artificial fuel crisis. Can anyone say they were glad the test run of Cap & Trade happened?

Obama’s Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a Federal Reserve agent, being the former president of the New York branch Federal Reserve Bank. Other Federal Reserve agents in the Obama Administration include Paul Volker, Christina Romer, Alan Blinder, Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers.

As with 9/11, Bush ignored all of the warnings of the looming ‘economic 9/11′. His Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson was the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, a key player in the economic meltdown. Goldman has embraced the world of AI, with sophisticated AI supercomputers that utilize learning algorithms to conduct “high frequency trading” that allows them to literally cheat at the stock trading game, and in all likelihood conduct operations such as artificially raising global fuel prices. Goldman Sachs agents in the Obama’s inner circle include Gary Gensler, John Corzine, Rahm Emanuel, Mark Patterson, Neel Kashkari, Reuben Jeffery III and apparently even Elana Kagen.

During the economic disaster, Goldman executives cheered their results, emails went on to show. All throughout the crisis, Sachs reaped billions of dollars in record profits while the rest of the world economy has floundered. In July of 2010 Sachs was fined the record amount of $550 million by the SEC for their role in the Subprime fiasco. The same day their stocks actually went up 5% as those in the game know how much evil they had committed, and were relieved at only having to pay a mere $550 million. Days after the settlement, Sach’s put aside $9 billion for employee bonuses.
Sachs was Obama second largest campaign contributor, funneling him $994,795, 7 times what Enron famously gave to Bush. His other top contributors included Google, Harvard, University of California, Microsoft, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Stanford, IBM, Morgan Stanley, BP and General Electric.

These people are textbook “Disaster Capitalists”, those whose portfolios are stacked to reap profits and success in their goals via the mass scale suffering of others. It’s no secret that BushCo. was a regime of disaster capitalists, but ObamaCo. is too. Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton have made public statements condoning the capitalization of crisis. The notorious Henry Kissinger said the economic crisis was a “great opportunity” for Obama to create a “new world order.”

Disaster capitalists are amongst the greatest threat to the world, as having people set up to reap profits ranging from millions to trillions sets a precedent of why would they prevent the crisis, especially if there are agendas that transcend money. “Problem Reaction Solution” is the mechanism to our undoing.

Between the agents from the Federal Reserve many of the key players in the economic meltdown are all accounted for. On top of everything above, Larry Summers, under Bill Clinton, played a key role in repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, which was set up after the first Great Depression to prevent it from happening again. He also helped deregulate derivatives, for which there is now a one quadrillion dollar bubble. After the modern collapse had already begun, Obama made him a top level adviser.

The Federal Reserve was the centerpiece of the housing bubble, as well as in serving as the vehicle to enable Congress to commit runaway spending that involves endless wars and the AGI Manhattan Project. In the meltdown aftermath, Obama moved immediately to hand the bankster monolith even more power, and the Congress banished Ron Paul’s legislation that would have given the Congress for the first time the ability to audit the Federal Reserve to bring to light their deeds.

These players are amongst those at the forefront of setting up a total plutocracy. In a plutocracy the wealthy rule everything, as described by an infamous leaked Citigroup memo.

The mentality of the classical elitist must be discussed. They tend to be Social Darwinists, who apply Darwinist theory to sociology. In their view it’s their divine role to dominate those beneath them, at the top of the food chain as the fittest to survive. This class of elites are their own social group, much like how most ordinary people identify themselves with race, political party, music scene, and so on. This social group adherence transcends the everyday social group affiliations the rest of us know, and elitist propaganda has us all wanting to identify with them to subconsciously justify their types of actions.

So we’re in the middle of a collapse that by all measures looks deliberate, that was caused by private stock holders, who made unfathomable amounts of cash on the ways up and down, and were handed trillions of unaccountable dollars in “bailout” money in the aftermath. Despite all of this, there’s still this push for a near-trillion dollar military budget (in the US alone), along with a global government based on a multi-trillions dollar global carbon tax, and even a mandatory “health care” obscenity that might cost trillions overall, yet somehow we’re not to come to the conclusion that there’s a total economic world war being waged against us?

Of course, to propose there’s a deliberate war, there has to be a “why” they would do it. The simple answers of “greed” or “power” are lackluster to address the scale we’re enduring. They believe they’ll become “gods” with indefinite lifespans of hundreds or even thousands of years, and to speed up the process they’re carrying out a full scale 21st Century Manhattan Project: The AGI Manhattan Project.
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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 09:22:04 PM »
Part 5: The Global Meltdown of FEAR (1 of 3)
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In the 21st Century we have two primary threats thrown at us. In the blue corner we have man-caused Global Warming, and in the red corner we have Islamic Terrorism. What are the risks and absurdities of each, and what is really driving these agendas?

The intention here isn’t to convince people they’re right or wrong about being liberal or conservative, but to point out how remarkable it is that each side of the agenda setters & policy makers have taken such staunch stances on these opposing issues, and to show the realities of the perceived threats..

These proclaimed threats are complex issues. The point here is to put them into perspective. What can we compare these issues to? How much do we know? What don’t we know? What makes sense? How far should we go? What should we jeopardize? What are the ascertainable risks?

These are the questions that need to be asked no matter the issue, especially if any given issue is to cost into the range of a trillion dollars per year, as regardless we all face total economic collapse. So hang up your preconceptions and political biases for a chance at a better understanding of many things. Let’s try to slow down for a minute, and try to assess what the non-Left/Right biased realities are, while discovering the unifying benefactor in pursuing both objectives as we’re being told to.

Ask yourself when haven’t you seen 2 people dramatize an event between them, and didn’t each have different stories as to what actually happened. Now consider, Democrats are supposed to be anti-war and pro-Global Warming mitigation. Republicans are opposite on both issues. This creates a small selection of scenarios: (1) One side is right about both, making the majority of the other side wrong about what they advocate (consider the odds of over 50 million people being totally wrong on both major issues). (2) Each side is right about what they promote, which makes them each wrong about what they argue against. (3) Each side is wrong about the intensity of what they advocate for, and are overall right about the lack of doomsday threat about what they argue against.

Odds are that either scenario 2 or 3 is the right answer. Then consider how hyped everything always is, and then crunch some odds numbers. Before we explore each issue, consider what is known in academia as the “Politics of Fear”.

A Primer On Fear

In the archetectualization of policy responses to perceived threats, few thinkers actually seem to address their statistical realities, nor do advocates of such policies. Should we listen wholeheartedly the strongest advocates of policy responses to any majors threats? The fact is, humans are aren’t very often ‘logical machines’ with emotions, instead humans are ‘emotional machines’ that think.

The fear reaction reflex is the most overpowering of all neural mechanisms. It’s a hard wired survival system, and when it goes into effect our cognitive abilities to rationally respond are almost quite literally physically incapable of rational thought. This is particularly the case if we don’t understand and acknowledge this inherent feature of quite literally all human brains. Without understanding this you’re almost powerless to suppress it when faced with complex fears.

The following video is for anyone who doubts the fact that the media utilizes emotioneering in their reporting:

There have been countless scholarly papers studying the media-driven Politics of Fear, but you wont hear about these on the news like you would the latest scholarly paper on global warming. Consider the intro of this paper by Frank Furedi:

Fear plays a key role in twenty-first century consciousness. Increasingly, we seem to engage with various issues through a narrative of fear. You could see this trend emerging and taking hold in the last century, which was frequently described as an ‘Age of Anxiety’. But in recent decades, it has become more and better defined, as specific fears have been cultivated.

Fear is often examined in relation to specific issues; it is rarely considered as a sociological problem in its own right. As Elemer Hankiss argues, the role of fear is ‘much neglected in the social sciences’. He says that fear has received ‘serious attention in philosophy, theology and psychiatry, less in anthropology and social psychology, and least of all in sociology’. This under-theorisation of fear can be seen in the ever-expanding literature on risk. Though sometimes used as a synonym for risk, fear is treated as an afterthought in today’s risk literature; the focus tends to remain on risk theory rather than on an interrogation of fear itself. Indeed, in sociological debate fear seems to have become the invisible companion to debates about risk.

Agenda’s tend to be pushed based on how much fear potential they carry, while the metrics of actual risk are ignored. The problem with all of this is the majority of issues trumpetted as primary items have been decreasing for decades, and not just because we’ve been afraid or because of insane funding for various things. In general, itis the issues that we’re most helpless against that are pushed the hardest. Issues like crime, school shootings, airplane crashes, airplane hijackings, terrorism, nuclear armageddon, and a pissed off planet frying us with CO2 that we breath out of our faces are all over-reported based on the actual ascertainable risks.  As fear expert David Altheide explains in his paper “Notes Towards A Politics Of Fear“:

The politics of fear relied on terrorism as a constant threat that can never be defeated; The term “terrorism” was used to encompass an idea as well as a tactic or method. Like the Mafia, it was everywhere and nowhere, all-powerful, but invisible. Crime helped shape the direction for terrorist victimisation. The politics of fear joined crime with victimisation through the “drug war,” interdiction and surveillance policies, and grand narratives that reflected numerous cultural myths about moral and social “disorder”. Numerous “crises” and fears involving crime, violence, and uncertainty were important for public definitions of the situation after 9/11. So perhaps it was natural that the terrorist attacks fed off this context of fear. The drug war and ongoing concerns with crime led to the expansion of fear with terrorism. News reports and advertisements joined drug use with terrorism and helped shift “drugs” from criminal activity to unpatriotic action. A $10 million ad campaign that included a Super Bowl commercial stated that buying and using drugs supports terrorism, or as President Bush put it, “If you quit drugs, you join the fight against terror in America.”

On that note, here’s an example of the media report mish-mashing terrorism and natural disasters:

And of course, global warming with the nuclear armageddon concept we were all raised on:

In another paper, titled “Fear in the News: A Discourse of Control“, Altheide pointed out several trends in crime reporting. One example was media coverage of school shootings. Even though school homicides were down, reporting increased to portray it as epidemic, with very few articles mentioning actual school shooting statistics.

In another paper, “The Absence of Crime Data in Newspaper Reporting of School Violence“, Mary H. Krouse repeated how urban schools crimes were under reported compared to more rural and suburban schools.

Three rural and three urban schools where shootings occurred were examined through the content analysis. …the three rural school shootings received a disproportionate amount of attention compared to the three urban school shootings. The urban shootings received little attention from the six newspapers along with the number of pictures devoted to those shootings. For example, in the Courier ournal, photos pertaining to the rural school shootings totaled 101, while the total number of photos for the urban school shootings was two.

Massive fear trumpeting in the news is nothing new. For about 50 years there was always the Cold War and the threat of nuclear annihilation to shock everyone, and motivate endless “defense” spending with. Sure, if the Soviets had nukes we needed them too, but it would really only take a couple hundreds nukes going off simultaneously to cause nuclear winter, meaning the tens of thousands built by each empire was absurd.

In many cases, after the Cold War ended “new” fears were all of the sudden front and center. Saddam Hussein was the new Hitler, organized crime and drug gang violence were taking over, Global Warming was all of the sudden the new end of the world, after not too long we had to worry about a nuclear attack by fringe terrorists, terrorists became associated with drug gang organized crime, drug gangs became titled “narco-terrorists”, and global warming was going to increase global terrorism and cause nuclear war.

A good case point about fear-mongering during the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis. People literally lost their minds by being faced with the Soviets having a missile base in Cuba. The thing about it was they were in effect evening the odds, as the U.S. already had multiple military bases around their borders. While it was of great tactical use for the Soviets, the reality was that was their only base in this hemisphere and hardly worthy of the total hysteria that ensued.

One government propaganda film, titled “The House in the Middle” (1954), produced by the “National Clean Up – Paint Up – Fix up Bureau”, asserted that you’d literally be “doomed” if you didn’t keep a fresh coat of paint on your house, neighborhoods kept clean, and even the interior of the home kept spotless. It features ridiculously presented bare dry-rotted wood shanty huts undergoing nuclear blasts, unobstructed, out in the middle of the desert, in the Nevada Testing Grounds, as “proof” justifying its gross fear-mongering.

Viewing that film today is almost hysterical in the comedy sense, but back then that was the hysteria driving issue of the day, and it’s a sad story that people were socially engineered using such underhandedly manipulative means. Could it have been the government & media’s long campaign of indoctrinating Americans with fear and paranoia that caused the Cuban Missile Crisis hysteria? Take a step back, and look at how much people freak out about foreign threats, despite the fact that history proves that we were more powerful than the Soviet Union, and will remain the most powerful for a long time to come.

More recently, the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico was reported as being one of the biggest threats we’ve ever faced, many going as far as calling it an “extinction level event“. From the very beginning, the majority pushed it as something that will devastate the entire Gulf  for decades to come. Nevermind that the dynamic Gulf alone contains about 642 trillion gallons of water, the real thing to look at is history. As it turns out, almost exactly the same type of event had occured in 1979, in the Gulf of Mexico. In that forgotten event, the Ixtoc I, the well pipe was only half the size, but it went on twice as long (nine months). A year later, after storms, and a hurricane, the mess was almost totally history. An oil tanker had even crashed in the Gulf right in the middle of that event. Despite all of this, doomsday economic impacts on tourism and fishing never came close to the levels estimated.

With the new Gulf Gusher, very little attention was paid to the numerical realities of the overblown estimates. Even if the worst case scenario amount of ‘stuff’ ejecting from the well were the case, the sobering composition of the gushing matter was under reported. The fact is about 40% of the gushing was methane (which of course was then reported as being the end of the Gulf), which left about 60% as being actual crude. The type of crude is critical to assessing long term damage. That crude was “light sweet crude”, ofwhich about 75% of the crude was solvents such as benzene, xylene, acetone and mineral spirits (gasoline, diesel and paint thinners). What this means is that 75% of  60% of the gusher would all evaporate into thin air. The same is true with the 40% that was methane. The methane would evapoate into thin air, or what methane didn’t make it to the surface would dissolve and be eaten by bacteria, or recrystalize into the seafloor which is typical of methane molecules a mile under the surface. While the Gulf could do without that methane content, it’s fully equipped to deal with it. Consider that we all fart methane everyday. In the long term the methane was more like a godsend.

Now this isn’t to say that the immediate impacts, especially in the immediate region, weren’t or aren’t a major problem. But the issue was totally overblown, and in a way that ensured more psychological harm than necessary for those directly impacted by it. The fact that one fisherman commited suicide over the over-hyped ordeal is a deeply disturbing tragedy when you consider the sobering realities of the situation. As far as the rest of the crude, about 20% of its composition was wax, and only 3% actual tar and asphalt (which is eaten by natural bacteria). By the time it was capped it was already being reported that 75% of the “oil” had “disappeared”. Even critics of BP have to admit that they assisted most of the out of work fisherman financially, and in a years time most should be back to normal including being able to eat seafood without major concerns.

Back on point, terrorism hasn’t killed anyone in the U.S. for years, yet every scale of incident of “terrorism” that happens across the globe is reported as if it’s all happening in in your local metropolis. Ultimately, we’re conditioned to feel like victims, and then we associate with reports framed around victimization. From viewing more victim framed reporting, it reinforces our sense of being victims, which solidifies our yearning for an ever more powerful government to step in and conduct warrant-less searches and to embed pervasive surveillance into all levels of the social stratosphere.


Then comes along ‘Global Warming’ and ‘Islamic terrorism’. By their very semantics each is a threat to our very survival. When you believe your survival is at threat, what do you think your mind is going to do? The truth is, your mind literally shuts down and your brain takes over following its ingrained fight or flight survival mechanisms.

We humans like to believe we’re in control of our own minds, but for the most part it isn’t true. Without understanding how our human-inherent brain/mind works, we’re almost powerless to overcome it with reason. Reason & logic are the opposite of emotions. Emotions are the brain at work, logic is our minds trying to overcome these survival based ‘reflexes’. Our minds, that is our egos, literally rationalize our emotional behaviors, as a mechanism to maintain the illusion of control of our own brains. The less we know about all of this, the more we are all slaves to these circumstances.

Then comes along the latest trend in doomsday how-will-we-survive-it fear…
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Part 6: The Global Meltdown of FEAR (2 of 3)
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The War on Terror

Yes 9/11 happened, and yes it was very tragic. Between planes crashing, people jumping out of the burning buildings, and the towers crashing, it was very scary and very emotional stuff. Now in the wake of such an event, do we want leadership that uses it to scare us indefinitely, or leadership that projects reason. Shouldn’t the bewildered and confused masses expect leadership that conveys logic about the event and what caused it, instead of ‘catapulting the propaganda’ by endlessly scaring the bejesus out of everyone? Sure, we want payback. Get the people who did it, right?

Now there’s a lot of controversial explanations of the ‘truth’ about 9/11, but here the issues are what was the motivation for Islamic terrorists to want to do such a thing, and what would cause them to go to such an extent? The explanation has been (A) “they hate our freedoms”, but is that all there is to it? Okay, so they’re also pissed about (B) the way Israel treats the Palestinians. So they don’t like our culture, and we support their local enemy. What else?

According to the 9/11 Commission Report, the number one reason the group of predominantly Saudi hijackers was (C) because we have military bases in Saudi Arabia, which the Islamic World considers to be their Holy Land. The bases there help keep the Saudi royal family in power. What has the greatest odds of pissing them off to the extreme measure of suicide terrorism: A, B or C? Bin Laden’s base was in Afghanistan, which happened to not be occupied by the U.S. at the time, yet not one of the hijackers were from there.

It’s important to realize that how you might perceive the existence of U.S. military bases in those monarchies and dictatorships is irrelevant. It’s how the people in those nations feel, and to the majority of them the U.S. is an occupying force. Since overall they’re opposed to our culture, to them it’s the equivalent of if the Soviet Union had military bases on U.S. soil during the Cold War. Therefore, the opinion of many U.S. citizens, that the U.S. bases somehow don’t equate to military occupation, doesn’t take away from their more personal perceptions of the U.S. being occupiers. In effect, we can’t expect the anti-American hatred that fueled to the 9/11 hijackers to ever cease as long as we’re an occupying force.

Consider the 4th of July, the day we celebrate our independence from the English monarchy. Monarchies are dictatorships, by definition. Yet we have the nerve to support numerous dictatorships across the Middle East, and act surprised when they hate us? Given our national heritage, every person that calls themselves an “American” should be 100% against the support of any and all absolute monarchies, or any other forms of dictatorship, period.

Yet the Saudi royals aren’t even the only monarchies we keep in power in the Middle East. We have military bases in the majority of the nations there, especially after 9/11. In fact the ones where there weren’t bases were the ones all added to the “Axis of Evil”. What are the odds of that? If you don’t let us put military bases in, to support your dictatorships, then you must be a terrorist! Now obviously a great deal of people have supported the overall idea of US foreign policy in the region for a long time, but take a step back for a moment and ask yourself how this doesn’t sound like totally hypocritical and childish at the same time. How can we legitimately celebrate the 4th of July, that is independence from a foreign monarchy dictatorship, when we support foreign monarchies and other forms of dictatorships?

A sociology professor, from the University of California no less, named Robert Pape, conducted a qualitative study on the causes of suicide terrorism. His results found that the vast majority of suicide terrorist attacks don’t even originate in the Middle East, or by Islamics. The overwhelming majority, quite literally every single case worldwide, of these attacks are caused by occupation. It’s an act of desperate freedom fighting. Now of course things like religion and other cultural differences are fuel on the fire, and suicidal terrorists aren’t rational, but to propose things like freedom to choose religion, or none, as the sole cause for people to spend enormous time training and preparing to then actually fly planes into buildings is beyond absurd.

The following video features Robert Pape, Michael Scheuer (former head of the Osama Bin Laden Unit), and Richard A. Clarke (former US Counterterrorism Czar) all agree that U.S. occupation in the Middle East was the cause of the 9/11 attacks and the widespread hatred of the U.S.:
 
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For corroborative evidence, consider how terrorism has exploded across Iraq and the Middle East following the U.S. invasion of Iraq. If we were invaded, wouldn’t you be creeping around trying to attack the occupiers (thus being labeled a “terrorist”)?

So what are the risks? Here’s some perspective… The annual odds of dying by various means:

The odds of death by terrorism doesn’t seem to be mentioned on that chart, but this one shows the odds of dying in a terrorist attack on an airplane:

The odds of dying in an oridinary aircraft accident are 1 in 5,051, while you’re 11,000 times more likely to die in an ordinary accident than you are a terrorist plot involving an ariplane. If one commercial flight per week was hijacked and crashed in the U.S., a person who flies once a month would have 135,000 to 1 odds of being on one of those flights, while only one attack per month would reduce those odds to 540,000 to 1. Also consider that if one of the 40,000 shopping malls in the U.S. were attacked and completely leveled per week, a person shopping for 2 hours per week would have 1.5 million to 1 odds of dying.

It isn’t to marginalize the individuals who were murdered during the 9/11 attacks to put the statistic into perspective. A total of 2,976 people died that day. Now that’s a lot of people, all in one wave. In contrast, 2,417,798 died in the U.S. in 2001. In 2001, terrorism accounted for about 0.12% of deaths in the United States.

It’s worth noting that 42,443 people died in automotive accidents in 2001. It’s estimated that more Americans die from medical mistakes each month  than died on 9/11. Over 2.5 times as many people died from aspirin alone in 2001. Comparing these numbers against year 2001 is important, because on any other year few few die from terrorism in the U.S.

The number of terrorist attacks in the U.S. each year is also of issue:

Note that those attacks include events such as arson at abortion clinics, where nobody necessarily died (note preceding chart).

About 900 more people die from drowning every year than from the totality of the 9/11 attacks. Should we spend over a trillion per year sending out a massive army of privacy invading life guards into neighborhoods across the planet to prevent people from drowning? Of course there was collateral damage in the form of destruction of several massive buildings on 9/11, but can you say those buildings were worth more than the additional 900 people who die in any given year in the U.S. via drowning? That chart also shows that roughly 6 times as many people die each year from drunk driving accidents.

That chart shows the number of deaths between 1995-2005. What’s amazing is there are still roads that lack guardrails.

Following the War on Terror logic, should we be spending over 4 trillion dollars per year trying to stop drunk driving? Then we have ‘falls in the home’, guess we ought to be spending 1.8 trillion dollars installing elevators in every multi-story home.

Apply this methodology to annual deaths via cigarettes: should we spend into the ballpark of 93 trillion dollars per year keeping people from smoking? Consider that the ‘rage’ the past few years is to pass legislation forcing “Fire Safe Cigarettes“, which is already in effect in 43 states. The way they make the cigarettes “fire safe” is by lacing them with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), an oil derivative polymer. This make even high grade cigarettes taste like garbage, and they all go out constantly. Each time they’re re-lit they taste worse and are harder on your lungs. Side-effects include itchy rash, allergic reactions, severe headache, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, and nose bleeds. The big story is that there hasn’t even been extensive human testing done to assess the harmful effects of smoking EVA polymer on a regular basis, but testing with rats has shown the triggering the cellular proliferation necessary for tumor development. If the motivation of the massive government & military budgets for the war on terror were all about saving liives, then why wouldn’t this methodology apply here as well?

Deaths from prescription pain killers is on a steady rise. Where’s the annual budget of over two trillion dollars to stop this? With fMRI machines doctors can see chronic pain regions, in the brain, which means they can verify if it even exists in a person claiming to have chronic pain. In one fMRI study, it was demonstrated that by seeing pain centers in the brain, in real time, patients were able to overcome and manage the pain with mere thought alone. Why aren’t all physicians and nurses being trained for this type of therapy, and these machines being built into every scale of clinic across the globe?

If we scale the War on Terror logic all the way up, trying to save lives should cost about 1,400,000,000,000,000, or 1.4 quadrillion dollars per year (1,400 times larger than the graphic above)!

By now many would say we aren’t just ‘threatened’ by Islamic radicals, we have the rest of the “Axis of Evil” to worry about. That still doesn’t explain the “defense” budget:

Apparently Iran is the greatest threat, even though they have no hope of ever mustering a budget to back up their bark:

Then there’s the reality that the U.S. budget isn’t even all it has going for it, as with it’s allies it easily accounts for well over 70% of global military spending:

Consider that the U.S. has over 700 military bases in over 60 foreign nations (not counting Iraq & Afghanistan). Factoring the budgets of those host nations means a daunting global military infrastructure, which these days is supposedly about stopping the completely marginalized “Islamofacsists” (or so it shifted from just being the criminals who attacked us on 9/11), and the “Axis of Evil” (half of which is already occupied via brute force invasion).

Now if that isn’t enough to convince you that this is all overkill, consider things from Iran’s perspective:

Now if Iran had the power and resources the U.S. has, and declared the U.S. to be part of a 4 nation “Axis of Evil”, and then proceeded to invade the first 2 on the list, Canada & Mexico, surrounding the U.S. with it as next in line, how do you think we’d all be responding? If we didn’t have nukes, wouldn’t we be clamoring desperately to get them?

Even if they did get some, Israel alone already has hundreds of nuclear weapons. People assert that Iran is willing to commit suicide by launching on Israel, but as we’ve already seen with suicide terrorism, people aren’t just going to go to such extreme lengths without being in total desperation. Even if they thought they could nuke Israel and face no retaliation, they’d kill all of the Palestinians with them, as well as covering countless other Muslims in radioactive fallout. Just thinking you’re messiah is coming still doesn’t make sense in destroying the Middle East with nuclear armageddon, as they’re well aware of the counter-attack they all face.

The thing about 9/11 was that same day Bush said the terrorists attacked our freedoms, which was then parroted by media pundits and politicians for years. Yet the federal government has been the one attacking our freedoms increasingly and persistently, doing things to us that won’t stop Islamic terrorism, while doing things that is creating more terrorists globally, while not even doing things like securing our borders where terrorists could infiltrate our nation with supposed suitcase nukes. The U.S. citizenry are the ones being targeted across the board as terrorists, as enemies of the state. Guilty until proven innocent, and then still suspect needing to be monitored and tracked.


In the aftermath of 9/11, the Bill of Rights is history, Bin Laden hasn’t been killed or captured (that we’re told of), we’re bogged down in 2 wars, we’re on the verge of total economic collapse and there are more terrorists in response to the “Shock & Awe” response. On top of it all, it’s all being used to justify the ‘need’ to build strong AI (AGI), like you see in scifi horror movies, via the AGI Manhattan Project, which we’ll get back to shortly.

Should terrorism be down near global warming, or should global warming be up where terrorism is?
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Global Warming

Once global Warring was in full swing here comes Global Warming into the big time. Aside from some pathological corporate executives, we all care about the environment, right? So let’s have a look at this issue, which is also being used to usher in AGI.


Ok, now CO2 has definitely gone up, and odds are humans have surely contributed to it. CO2 is a greenhouse gas. That’s “A greenhouse gas”, not “THE greenhouse gas”. Now does this mean that humans have CAUSED all of the perceived warming? Surely we have contributed to it, but to say without exception we have caused all of it is irrational. How much have we contributed to it? Nobody knows. Nobody can even say for sure how much a doubling of CO2 would increase global temperatures, or what the historical temperature record even equates to. Another important fact is that all of the warnings and projections you’ve ever seen have been made by computers. The problem with that is no human anywhere is smart enough to be able to properly program a computer to do this, and no array of supercomputers anywhere is powerful enough to even handle the job. The scientists all know this, and even NASA admits doubt in the computer models.

Humans certainly are contributing CO2 to the natural cycles, CO2 has been on the rise, and it is a greenhouse gas. Naturally, we should strive to not increase such any more than we can avoid…

The point with all of this isn’t to try and convince that the threat of global warming isn’t real. I don’t know for sure that it is or isn’t, and neither does anybody else. If they try and tell you they know for sure in one direction or another then their motives and rationale should be in question. It could be the worst case scenario, irrelevant, or we could go into a mini ice age for all anybody knows. Now you might be able to build a case that leans more to one direction, but to speak anything with absolute certainty is still akin to declaring you know for a fact whether or not a “god” is real. You’re certainly free to believe that any given “god” is or isn’t real, but that is still faith in your belief. We probably shouldn’t care what people believe in this regard, unless they said we need a trillion dollars per year to fund something based on their given faith.

What do we know about historical temperatures? Not as much as you might think. We have historical records going back a hundred years or so, modern satellites we’ve had for about 30 years, and the scientific “proxy” record that is mainly from various types of core samples. Core samples can often be accurate for their regions. The problem is when climate scientists try and match them to modern temperature records, from the mid-1900′s on, they end up with a “decline”. That’s what the better part of the whole Climategate fiasco was about. The infamous quotes about them trying to “hide the decline” was the climate scientists trying to make their proxies actually match what we have a pretty good idea of what temperatures actually have been in more modern times. So to make proxies “match” modern records they have to “artificially adjust” the data. The results often look like this:

Here’s another example of “corrected” data, this time by NASA:

The following animation shows the vastness of lack of land temperature stations across the globe:

Only being able to look back 30 years with satallites, even if they didn’t have flaws doesn’t actually get us very far, but we do have the historical surface records? The problem surface data is spotty record keeping, total lack of records for vast periods of time and over vast regions, and the Urban Heat Island Effect to keep in mind.

UHIE is the reality that urban modernization skews surface temperatures, and it turns out that most US based surface stations are located in urban or at least semi-urban locations. SurfaceStations.org is an open database project to visit and photo each of the over 1200 station sites in the US. So far they’ve visited over 80% of US sites, and the results are ‘alarming’:

The results thus far show that only about 10% of U.S. based surface stations are what we’d consider scientific. Wait, the unscientific ones are only projected to be off by a degree or 2. The problem is, about one degree Celsius is the only rise in temperatures we’ve even seen in the 100 years, and that’s according to the IPCC.

Here is an example of a scientific station, and its 100 year data graph:

A study released in 2010 compares rural & urban station data, between raw & “corrected” data, and the results are striking. First is the raw data, and second is the “corrected” data:

What that clearly shows is that “corrections”, made by the U.S. National Climate Data Center, adjust rural stations up, intead of urban stations down.

At least we have satellites, right? Well we have for about 30 years now, but even these have some flaws. Compare the two maps:

Wait, everybody knows that the tropics don’t warm nearly as much as the arctic regions. Here we can see one of the longest surface temperature records from the Arctic region, Jan Mayen Island 350 miles northeast of Iceland on the fringes of the Arctic Ocean:

According to these numerous remote surface stations, no major long term warming in Denmark worth discussing:

In fact that graph shows actual cooling after 1940 and even more after 1960, much like the “hide the decline” Climategate computer code that is in reference to the proxy data. Following IPCC’s 20th Century graph,with future projections, it doesn’t show the post-1940 decline as seen above (described by Tom Wigley as a “blip” here):

But does any of this prove that we don’t have to worry about “global warming”? Maybe not. The one thing it does prove is uncertainty in what we do know. The fact is we humans know more about the moon than we know about the oceans, and understanding oceans is critical to understanding and therefore predicting climate. Is all of that worth running down the street like our hair is on fire and Godzilla is behind us? The earth could very well have warmed like they say it has, but the truth is even they aren’t certain what the actual temperature record is.

The classical city of Venice proves humans can handle some rising water levels just fine. People romantacize over Venice, some even go as far as calling it “the most beautiful city built by man“, while it’s time we all realize that poverty is the greatest threat to the environment.

Like with the global War on Terror, we need to be rational about how we approach these complex challenges. The one thing that cannot be debated is the looming, near term, economic mega-crisis that promises to harm more people than terrorists or a rise in global temperatures could ever dream of in their worst nightmare scenarios.

Drought? One thing that can be said of technology is that in 20+ years humans should have no problem mastering energy, which means more water desalination for all. We adapt, and many people would actually prosper if ‘global warming’ were to happen. Consider the vast often desolate spans of land in Russia and Canada. Yet today, literally billions are currently facing economic despair in the short term.

Islamic terrorism, in its most dire projection, could harm several tens of thousands, via a theoretical suitcase nuke, which Bush, one of the biggest proponents of that claimed threat, didn’t even take hardly a single step to prevent via controlling the borders. A terrorist could easily slip through amongst the literally hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants that do each year. At this point we might ask ourselves, in the face of the suitcase armed Al Qaeda terrorists, why didn’t it happen already years ago?

Then we have Obama, who doesn’t only wish to give safe haven to almost literally every illegal immigrant within the border, he actively works to keep the borders unprotected. What makes things crazy here is he even carries on about the threats we face in this world, giving credence to the threats faced by the global “War on Terror”. Then we have Global Warming, a perceived far off decades away threat, to millions, if we don’t act now. The problem with both of these scenarios is each promises to cost into the range of trillions every year, now, risking the liberty and prosperity of literally billions of people in the immediate near term.

The underlying problem with both major issues is ultimately fossil fuels, especially oil. Who couldn’t even deep down admit that oil is the major driving force for U.S. presence in the Middle East, or that getting off fossil fuels would be a good thing? Meanwhile, we face a potentially larger problem: nuclear waste.

We truly need to make a massive impact on GHG emissions, end the burning of coal and create a hydrogen economy to virtually eliminate the use of petroleum as a fuel (and war). At the same time, we have nuclear waste to deal with. There do exist various forms of renewable energy, but currently prices aren’t entirely financially practical for the average person to hope to become energy self-sufficient via these means. Eventually it will become affordable for most people out there, assuming economic collapse doesn’t come first, via wasted money on the War on Terror and Global Warming. Even if people could afford more renewable energy platforms it still doesn’t solve all of the energy problems of civilization and the world, so unless something radical changes with the way we garner energy we’re going to have no hope of drastic GHG emissions (short of global poverty).

The Einstein’s of today have numerous designs for Generation IV nuclear power plants. Over 95% of the potential fuel in uranium ore is wasted using todays less safe GenII and GenIII reactors. GenIV plants promise vastly more safety, and potentially less than 10% of the physical footprint of todays reactors. These reactors, coupled with next-gen pyrometallurgical processing, promise to utilize the vast ‘reserves’ of what we currently refer to as  ‘spent’ nuclear ‘waste’. Just going by the stores of current waste, humanity could be powered for over a century, without having to mine more radioactive ores.

The problem is environmentalists oppose anything to do with nuclear energy, and newer generation plants have been prevented since the 1970′s. In the U.S. we’re using plants built in the Three Mile Island era, and large funding of nuclear development has been thwarted. In the meantime, obscene amounts of nuclear waste has built up and has been ejected into the atmosphere via burning coal.

If people really want to see peace in the world, then this is the ticket. Not only does this process allow existing nuclear weapons to be converted into electricity, it makes the necessity of refinement for energy production mute. No more weapons as a by-product of energy production, and it enables a hydrogen economy meaning less petroleum usage. It doesn’t solve the challenge of all of the things we make from oil derivatives (plastics, paints, etc), but such endless cheap energy would fuel enormous growth that could allow everyone to be able to afford more economically friendly replacements that are almost always far more expensive than oil derivatives. On top of it all, nations can all work together to fund and develop these technologies that promise to end wars instead of fuel an arms race as in the past.

What Gives?

Clearly each issue is over-exaggerated, but even if they aren’t we have the solutions on the horizon, yet rational responses are non-existent while we’re on the brink of economic collapse and unnecessary world war. The thing is the policy makers all know these facts, odds and solutions.

The push for near-trillion dollar military budgets to fight “terrorists”, as if they’re beyond the scope of the Soviet Union, doesn’t make much sense. Neither does the extreme global warming related proposals, such as a global government and a global carbon tax which would cost trillions and therefore promises to bankrupt what’s left of the worlds economy.

Proposals like Kyoto are well known to do little to actually solve the perceived problem. All this push, while the premise of each issue is highly debatable and their risks over-stated. That’s the truth that the advocates pushing for either issue don’t want to admit.

Some explaination for this wreckless nonsense is control. As scholar Robert Higgs points out, in his paper titled “Fear: The Foundation of Every Governments Power“:

Over the ages, governments refined their appeals to popular fears, fostering an ideology that emphasizes the people’s vulnerability to a variety of internal and external dangers from which the governors—of all people!—are represented to be their protectors. Government, it is claimed, protects the populace from external attackers and from internal disorder, both of which are portrayed as ever-present threats. Sometimes the government, as if seeking to nourish the mythology with grains of truth, does protect people in this fashion—even the shepherd protects his sheep, but he does so to serve his own interest, not theirs, and when the time comes, he will shear or slaughter them as his interest dictates.

Were we ever to stop being afraid of the government itself and of the bogus fears it fosters, the government would shrivel and die, and the host would disappear for the tens of millions of parasites in the United States—not to speak of the vast number of others in the rest of the world—who now sap the public’s wealth and energies directly and indirectly by means of government power.

What you might ask yourself is why is it that each of these ’2 parties’ are so perfectly tuned against the other on almost every issue imaginable. The bigger question is how does a population of 300 million people end up being molded and shaped by 2 different viewpoints? How can that be rational? Again, how can one side of every issue be totally correct? Use your reason: what are the odds?

Now consider all the the issues we’re all divided over. Abortion, health care, crime, drugs, immigration, guns, liberty, death penalty, terrorism, climate change, and so on. Add the others to that list. Now which ones aren’t emotional issues? Almost literally every issue that each of the two dominant political party’s push, and fights against, are logic destroying emotional issues.

With these two parties, and their subsets of issues, that are supposed to represent 300 million people, ask yourself which ones they agree upon. How long is that list? Such a list is almost non-existent. How can these two parties be almost perfectly opposed to each other on virtually every issue that is important to people? What are the odds of such an occurrence to be natural?

Have you ever read Sun Tsu’s ancient manuscript “The Art of War”? It contains edifices of tactics of warfare that are still used by the Pentagon to this day. In particular, the concepts of divide and conquer and winning wars without direct military conflicts as the paths of true victory as the supreme methods of warfare. Isn’t it amazing that political polling and voter turnouts over the past decade have demonstrated a near 50/50 division of political ideology? What are the odds of that?

So we’re in the middle of a collapse that by all measures looks deliberate, that was caused by the Federal Reserve and its ‘private’ stock-holder banks, who sucked in unfathomable amounts of cash on the ways up and down, and were handed trillions of unaccountable dollars in “bailout” money in the aftermath. Despite all of this, there’s still this push for a near-trillion dollar military budget (in the US alone), along with a global government based on a $1+ trillion per year global carbon tax. Meanwhile the Obama administration is spending at all time record levels on all other fronts, even outpacing the Bush administration. We’re already on the brink here, how can they push harder, and tax us in all new ways? The numbers and facts shows this looming total collapse to be a deliberately orchestrated “Economic World War” by the ruling plutocrat elitists. Why won’t the politicians stop spending and dividing us over trivial issues? And is there something else to this money crisis that answers these questions as well as the nonsense of the 2 major threat issues? The answer is yes.


Between the extreme budgets for the War on Terror, the extreme measures being pushed for Global Warming, on top of  the cash crunch we face in this technological 21st Century, it’s hard to make sense of this world gone mad. That is until we factor in the common thread behind that unites all three issues… Enter the AGI Manhattan Project.
All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately

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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 07:23:39 PM »
I'm still going through this and it is pretty mind-blowing, even if not totally surprising.

"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so."

^ Bertrand Russell from The Impact of Science on Society - 1952
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=144343.0

Corporate CISCO/NASA video on the Planetary Skin (5 min.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh46Y7_JpZE

Video: H.A.A.R.P., Agenda 21 and Google's Role In The Sinister DNA Plan (15 min.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqTcXu3swSE&feature=watch_response_rev

If they can detect, analyze, sort and compare DNA from afar, then we're already in way deeper than I ever imagined.

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Also, here's an older post on the AGI concept with an absolute ton of links:
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=179828.0
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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 04:36:18 PM »
Here's part one of the BBC documentary "Visions of the Future" as referenced in Part 3 of this thread. (1 hr.)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=80785608139596344#

Video will be removed after April 29.
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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 07:49:52 PM »
Here's part one of the BBC documentary "Visions of the Future" as referenced in Part 3 of this thread. (1 hr.)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=80785608139596344#

Video will be removed after April 29.

Well, part one was quite amazing actually -- technology wise -- especially the example of The Beast acknowledging your heart attack and summoning an ambulance while uploading your entire medical history. What they failed at, though, was to address the danger aspect of the control.

Emotion, they claim, is still a key limitation in artificial intelligence but they also do not say that there are a fixed number of major emotions (happy, sad, angry, etc.) so that is not really a limitation at all -- especially considering the notion that there is in fact one right answer for everything (see H.G. Wells/Bertrand). This applies to beliefs too -- no it is NOT okay to think of homosexuality as unnatural or abnormal: we've already established that!

The dude at 40 min. looks, talks and acts like Jack Layton.

They talk about the long-standing sci-fi issue/fear that the robots might someday surpass human beings and develop their own agenda for mankind, but again they fail to acknowledge that someone is already in control of their agenda, notably the state and big business.

In the end he argues that it is/will always be up to us to strengthen or limit the powers of the machines but again fails to define who "us" actually is. Us is not you and me, but the NWO.

Part 2/3

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5040988246744133463#

Maybe these topics do get discussed in part 2 or 3 - we shall see.
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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 11:49:57 PM »
need to read ;)

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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2011, 01:07:33 AM »
What is most disturbing is how easily plausible it all is. You want the technology to be liberating but historical context shows us how the technology will be used, every time. For power, for control, for absolute dominance.

When I finished my years of being a dumb Ranger, I went into college and was interested computer networking. went so far as to get my Masters. I had it all, CNAC, ASA, IPS spec, yadda yadda.

I haven't worked in the industry in years. And my life has been better ever since. I am much more fulfilled being an urban farmer. I guess I am one of those terrorist Luddites.

Here is the bright light on all of it. While what they write looks good on paper and probably tests well in the lab, it will almost certainly fail in implementation. Because Man may be an organic machine with a phenomenal tool (the brain) that can be tricked, the human spirit will prevail.
Oh and entropy. They can never beat entropy. No one can.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 08:31:35 PM »
Here's part one of the BBC documentary "Visions of the Future" as referenced in Part 3 of this thread. (1 hr.)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=80785608139596344#

Video will be removed after April 29.

I just re-watched this and although the science is incredible, it's sad that the host is a man-made global warmingist -- which is made clear by part three -- and has no clue (apparently) of the NWO angle in terms of the implications. Yes, it is propaganda-driven, but the science potential is mindblowing. I'm sure the world's MIC is loving this stuff. Too bad, because it all comes with so much peaceful potential.
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Re: The Story of the Millennium: The A.G.I. Manhattan Project [Must Read]
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 03:43:11 AM »
Well there not going to heaven when they die so they better come up with something to postpone and eternity in hell.