First Step Towards A Truly Immersive Virtual Reality

Monkeys can now feel virtual objects using a brain implant.

This could be the first step towards virtual reality where you can feel the computer-generated world around you.

An international team of neuroengineers has developed a  bi-directional brain-machine interface. That means the monkeys can use this brain implant not only to control a virtual hand, but also to get feedback that tricks their brains into “feeling” the texture of virtual objects.

"Feeling" the texture of virtual objects.

How it works:

When you’re wearing a pair of big bulky gloves, the sensory information usually provided to your brain by your fingers is deadened by the barrier between your hand and your keys. The result is a one-way interface; your brain can tell your fingers what to do with the keys, but communication from your fingers back to your brain is effectively cut off. As a result, you have to rely on another sense — usually vision — to tell if you’re currently pinching one key, three keys, or no keys at all.

To really make the most of your fingertips, there needs to be a two-way interface between your brain and your hands. When your brain can receive tactile information from your hands about, say, the texture of the key you’re handling, it can make near-instantaneous adjustments that give you better dexterity, or help you choose the right key.

Brain-machine interfaces have come a long way in recent years, but, with few exceptions, these systems have depended pretty much exclusively on one-way interfaces.

To demonstrate the power of a two-way interface, a team of neuroengineers at Duke University designed a brain-machine-brain interface (BMBI) to test on monkeys.

“This is the first demonstration of a brain-machine-brain interface that establishes a direct, bidirectional link between a brain and a virtual body,” said Miguel Nicolelis, who led the study. “In this BMBI, the virtual body is controlled directly by the animal’s brain activity, while its virtual hand generates tactile feedback information that is signaled via direct electrical microstimulation of another region of the animal’s cortex.”

Here’s how it all works: the BMBI takes movement commands from 50—200 neurons in the monkey’s motor cortex and uses them to control the operation of a virtual, “avatar” hand, not unlike a classical one-way interface. But the new interface also implements a feedback mechanism, wherein information about a virtual object’s texture is delivered directly to the brain via something known as intracortical microstimulation, or “ICMS” for short. When a monkey receives feedback in the form of ICMS, thousands of neurons in its brain (neurons that actually correspond to tactile feedback in the hands) receive electrical stimulation via carefully placed electrodes.

This two-way interface allows for the monkeys to engage in what the researchers call “active tactile exploration” of a virtual set of objects. Using only their brains, monkeys were able to direct their avatar hand over the surfaces of several virtual objects and differentiate between their textures.

To prove that the monkeys could pick out specific objects based on tactile feedback, the researchers would reward monkeys for selecting objects with a specific texture. When they held their virtual hand over the correct object, they were given a reward. The study looked at the performance of this task by two monkeys. It took one monkey just four attempts to learn how to select the correct object during each trial; the second, only nine.

Source: www.io9.com

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Influential Pot Users

1. Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. Oh, and he was a confirmed and admitted stoner.

He published more than 600 scientific papersand articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He advocated scientifically skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

Sagan played a leading role in the American space program since its inception. He was a consultant and adviser to NASA beginning in the 1950s, he briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon, and was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo expeditions to the planets. He helped solve the mysteries of the high temperature of Venus (a massive greenhouse effect), the seasonal changes on Mars (windblown dust) and the reddish haze of Titan (complex organic molecules).

Sagan is known for his popular science books and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. Sagan wrote the novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.

Asteroid 2709 Sagan is named after him. He was also given the John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award of the American Astronautical Society, the Explorers Club 75th Anniversary Award, the Konstantin Tsiolokovsky Medal of the Soviet Cosmonautics Federation, and the Masursky Award of the American Astronomical Society.

Other Notable Awards:

Oersted Medal (1990)
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (twice)
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction (1978)
National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal (1994)

“Somewhere, something incredible  is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

2. Terence McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American philosopher, psychonaut, researcher, teacher, lecturer and writer on many subjects, such as human consciousness, language, psychedelic drugs, the evolution of civilizations, the origin and end of the universe, alchemy, and extraterrestrial beings.

In 1969, McKenna traveled to Nepal led by his “interest in Tibetan painting and hallucinogenic shamanism.” During his time there, he studied the Tibetan language and worked as a hashish smuggler, until “one of his Bombay-to-Aspen shipments fell into the hands of U. S. Customs.” He was forced to move to avoid capture by Interpol.  He wandered through Southeast Asia viewing ruins, collected butterflies in Indonesia, and worked as an English teacher in Tokyo. He then went back to Berkeley to continue studying biology, which he called “his first love”

McKenna, his brother Dennis, and three friends traveled to the Colombian Amazon in search of oo-koo-hé, a plant preparation containing Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Instead of oo-koo-hé they found various forms of ayahuasca, or yagé, and gigantic psilocybe cubensis which became the new focus of the expedition.  In La Chorrera, at the urging of his brother, he was the subject of a psychedelic experiment which he claimed put him in contact with “Logos“: an informative, divine voice he believed was universal to visionary religious experience.The voice’s reputed revelations and his brother’s simultaneous peculiar experience prompted him to explore the structure of an early form of the I Ching, which led to his “Novelty Theory”.

Ideas/Theories:

Terence McKenna advocated the exploration of altered states of mind via the ingestion of naturally occurring psychedelic substances. For example, and in particular, as facilitated by the ingestion of high doses of psychedelic mushrooms, and DMT, which he believed was the apotheosis of the psychedelic experience. He spoke of the “jeweled, self-dribbling basketballs” or “self-transforming machine elves” that one encounters in that state.

Although he avoided giving his allegiance to any one interpretation (part of his rejection of monotheism), he was open to the idea of psychedelics as being “trans-dimensional travel”; literally, enabling an individual to encounter what could be ancestors, or spirits of earth. He remained opposed to most forms of organized religion or guru-based forms of spiritual awakening.

Either philosophically or religiously, he expressed admiration for Marshall McLuhan, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Gnostic Christianity, Alfred North Whitehead and Alchemy. McKenna always regarded the Greek philosopher Heraclitus as his favorite philosopher.

He also expressed admiration for the works of James Joyce (calling Finnegans Wake “the quintessential work of art, or at least work of literature of the 20th century”)and Vladimir Nabokov: McKenna once said that he would have become a Nabokov lecturer if he had never encountered psychedelics.

“Stoned Ape” theory of human evolution

In his book Food of the Gods,McKenna proposed that the transformation from humans’ early ancestors Homo erectus to the species Homo sapiens mainly had to do with the addition of the mushroom Psilocybe cubensis in its diet – an event which according to his theory took place in about 100,000 BC (this is when he believed that the species diverged from the Homo genus). He based his theory on the main effects, or alleged effects, produced by the mushroom. One of the effects that comes about from the ingestion of low doses, which agrees with one of scientist Roland Fischer’s findings from the late 1960s-early 1970s, is it significantly improves the visual acuity of humans – so theoretically, of other human-like mammals too. According to McKenna, this effect would have definitely proven to be of evolutionary advantage to humans’ omnivorous hunter-gatherer ancestors that would have stumbled upon it “accidentally”; as it would make it easier for them to hunt.

In higher doses, McKenna claims, the mushroom acts as a sexual stimulator, which would make it even more beneficial evolutionarily, as it would result in more offspring. At even higher doses, the mushroom would have acted to “dissolve boundaries”, which would have promoted community-bonding and group sexual activities-that would result in a mixing of genes and therefore greater genetic diversity. Generally McKenna believed that the periodic ingestion of the mushroom would have acted to dissolve the ego in humans before it ever got the chance to grow in destructive proportions. In this context, he likened the ego to a cancerous tumor that can grow uncontrollable and become destructive to its host. In his own words:

Wherever and whenever the ego function began to form, it was akin to a cancerous tumor or a blockage in the energy of the psyche. The use of psychedelic plants in a context of shamanic initiation dissolved-as it dissolves today-the knotted structure of the ego into undifferentiated feeling, what Eastern philosophy calls the Tao.
—Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods

The mushroom, according to McKenna, had also given humans their first truly religious experiences (which, as he believed, were the basis for the foundation of all subsequent religions to date). Another factor that McKenna talked about was the mushroom’s potency to promote linguistic thinking. This would have promoted vocalisation, which in turn would have acted in cleansing the brain (based on a scientific theory that vibrations from speaking cause the precipitation of impurities from the brain to the cerebrospinal fluid), which would further mutate the brain. All these factors according to McKenna were the most important factors that promoted evolution towards the Homo sapiens species. After this transformation took place, the species would have begun moving out of Africa to populate the rest of the planet. Later on, this theory by McKenna was given the name “The ‘Stoned Ape’ Theory of Human Evolution”

3. Sir Richard Branson is an English business mogul, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.

His first successful business venture was a magazine called Student at age 16. In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom and 254th richest person in the world, according to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US $4.2 billion

in 2007 he smoked cannabis with his son Sam, a model, during a surfing holiday in Australia. “I went with my son on his gap year. We had some nights where we laughed our heads off for eight hours,” Branson said, adding, .”I don’t think smoking the occasional spliff is all that wrong. I’d rather my son did it in front of me than behind closed doors.” In the interview with Piers Morgan for GQmagazine, the entrepreneur also admitted trying cocaine and ecstasy.

Reportedly worth £5 billion, Branson says Rolling Stone Keith Richards was the “first person to teach me to roll a joint.” He said he had not tried the mythic super-strong “skunk” cannabis and insisted cannabis was okay “in moderation.” Branson is pro-hemp, and recently offered a cash prize for anyone who can come up with a carbon sequestering technology for his airline. Branson was among 100 prominent people who signed a public declaration in favor of the decriminalization of cannabis. They also included former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, and playwright Harold Pinter.

In 2001 Branson said that he would sell legalized cannabis in his Virgin stores but not tobacco because it is too dangerous. When asked about cannabis on a BBC2 interview he said: “I personally think it should be legalized. I think it’s wrong that 100,000 young people have criminal records every year for doing something which is no worse than their parents are doing every night—drinking alcohol.”

Branson recounts trying pot and LSD in his book, Losing My Virginity, but says he’s done drugs only “rarely.” In one instance, he took a joint so as not to appear ungrateful to the host who proffered it, and found out the next day that Dire Straits signed with another label.

4. Timothy Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs. During a time when drugs like LSD and psilocybin were legal, Leary conducted experiments at Harvard University under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. Both studies produced useful data, but Leary and his associate Richard Alpert were fired from the university.

Leary believed LSD showed therapeutic potential for use in psychiatry. He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy, such as “turn on, tune in, drop out“, “set and setting”, and “think for yourself and question authority”. He also wrote and spoke frequently about transhumanist concepts involving space migration, intelligence increase and life extension (SMI²LE), and he developed the eight-circuit model of consciousness in his book Exo-Psychology (1977).

During the 1960s and 1970s, Leary was arrested regularly and was held captive in 29 different prisons throughout the world. President Richard Nixon once described Leary as “the most dangerous man in America”.

Leary is often considered one of the most prominent figures during the counterculture of the 1960s, and since those times has remained incredibly influential on pop culture, literature, television, film; and especially music.

Timothy Leary’s ideas heavily influenced the work of Robert Anton Wilson. This influence went both ways and Leary admittedly took just as much from Wilson. Wilson’s book Prometheus Rising was an in depth, highly detailed and inclusive work documenting Leary’s eight circuit model of consciousness. Although the theory originated in discussions between Leary and a Hindu holy man at Millbrook, Wilson was one of the most ardent proponents of it and introduced the theory to a mainstream audience in 1977’s bestselling Cosmic Trigger. In 1989, they appeared together on stage in a dialog entitled The Inner Frontierin Cleveland, Ohio hosted by the Association for Consciousness Exploration,(the same group that had hosted Leary’s first Cleveland appearance in 1979). Wilson and Leary conversed a great deal on philosophical, political and futurist matters and became close friends who remained in contact through Leary’s time in prison and up until his death. Wilson regarded Leary as a brilliant man and often is quoted as saying (paraphrase) “Leary had a great deal of ‘hilaritas’, the type of cheer and good humour by which it was said you could recognise a deity”.

Owsley Stanley, one of the pioneers of the era, would later write of him:

Leary was a fool. Drunk with “celebrity-hood” and his own ego, he became a media clown—and was arguably the single most damaging actor involved in the destruction of the evanescent social movement of the ’60s. Tim, with his very public exhortations to the kids to “tune in, turn on and drop out”, is the inspiration for all the current draconian US drug laws against psychedelics. He would not listen to any of us when we asked him to please cool it, he loved the limelight and relished his notoriety… I was not a fan of his.

Author and Merry Prankster Ken Kesey remained a supporter and admirer of Leary throughout his career,

Leary can get a part of my mind that’s kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking.

World religion scholar Huston Smith was turned on by Leary after the two were introduced to one another by Aldous Huxley in the early 1960s. The experience was interpreted as deeply religious by Smith, and is captured in detailed religious terms in Smith’s later work Cleansing of the Doors of Perception. This was Smith’s one and only entheogenic experience, at the end of which he asked Leary, to paraphrase, if Leary knew the power and danger of that with which he was conducting research. In Mother Jones Magazine, 1997, Smith commented:

First, I have to say that during the three years I was involved with that Harvard study, LSD was not only legal but respectable. Before Tim went on his unfortunate careening course, it was a legitimate research project. Though I did find evidence that, when recounted, the experiences of the Harvard group and those of mystics were impossible to tell apart—descriptively indistinguishable—that’s not the last word. There is still a question about the truth of the disclosure.

The slogan, “Turn on, tune in, drop out”, signified a conceptual way of thinking wherein a person would turn on to their own way of thinking, tune in to themselves, and drop out of society. This constituted a concept of inward self reliance.

5. George Washington: Yeah, that’s right, the first recorded President of the United States. It is not known whether Washing smoked it or not, but he did cultivate the plant.

Washington’s diary reports that he separated males from females in his hemp garden, “rather too late.” Much speculation has ensued about whether or not Washington’s reason for sexing his plants was to make a more smokable product. One thing is for sure: hemp was grown in the US colonies as far back as Jamestown, with several colonies ordering their farmers to grow it. Thomas Paines’s pamphlet Common Sense lists hemp as the first requirement for revolution, writing that in the colonies “hemp flourishes almost to rankness.” Thomas Jefferson also grew hemp on his plantation and went to great lengths to smuggle hemp seeds out of China. Jared Eliot wrote, “I am informed by my worthy friend Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, that they raise hemp upon their drained lands.

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Geocaching: The Never Ending Treasure Hunt

Geocaching is in almost every town in the United States and is slowly sweeping the entire world one treasure hunt at a time.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a worldwide phenomenon by which individuals hide pieces of treasure in containers and players try to locate those containers. Once players have found the treasure within the containers they are supposed to take it and replace it with something of equal value. There are several clues and hints people leave behind in order to have their treasure found.

Geocaching Logo

Simply explained on the Geocaching website:  “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location”

Where are Geocaches?

Geocaches are everywhere…literally EVERYWHERE. People can use the website: www.Geocaching.com and find potential leads to hidden treasure in their town or surrounding area. They can be anywhere from public parks, abandoned areas, to even underwater locations.  Just put in your zip code and you will see how many geocaches are actually present in your home town alone, the number of geocaches will amaze you!

Who does Geocaching?

Ordinary people all over the world do it. Some people take it as a very serious hobby.

Benefits of Geocaching:

There is several benefits of geocaching. Below I have constructed a list outlining the main ones:

  • A hobby that makes you really use tactics and brain power
  • You retain treasure if successful in your hunt
  • Brings a community of people with similar interests together
  • Can be just plain entertaining and good for lifting broken spirits
  • Some treasure can even link you back to personal roots, see here for a crazy finding during Geocaching 

How to join Geocaching:

Go to main website: www.Geocaching.com, and there is a memebership section. They explain the rules and everything in a lot more depth. If you believe Geocaching is for you then I recommend starting today, you never know what you’ll find!

How Bankers Get Rich From War Profiteering

“It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford.

*President Andrew Jackson will always consider killing the central bank his greatest achievement. *

  • After the Civil War, J.P Morgan became the dominant financial power in America due to his war profiteering. The Rockefellers, Carnegies, Mellons and many more all make fortunes during and after the Civil War.
  • At the start of World War II, I.G. Farben(the dominant corporation in Europe) holds more shares of Standard Oil than any other entity except the Rockefeller family.
  • I.G Farben becomes a major sponsor and chief corporate cheerleader for Adolf Hitler’s conquests.
  • Many Wall Street companies continue to do business with Germany throughout the war, most notably Standard Oil. The Luftwaffe, in fact, is dependent on fuel from Standard Oil.
  • After the war, American forces are headquartered at I.G. Farben’s main office while hundreds of Nazi war criminals, scientists and intelligence operatives are aided in disappearing into North and South America.
  • In 1952, The Reece Committee on Tax-Exempt Foundations is created by Congress to investigate support by major major corporate foundations for communism. Banker Norman Dodd is appointed chief investigator and eventually concludes that the Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie foundations are deliberately weakening individual freedoms in order to allow central government to assume greater power.
  • In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy instructs his Treasury Secretary to issue $4 billion in debt-free silver certificates. JFK plans to end the oil industry’s depletion allowance and “break the CIA into a thousand pieces.” David Rockefeller writes an op-ed in the New York Times blasting JFK’s policies. Kennedy will be dead a few months later.
  • In 1980, Charlotte Iserbyt, senior policy advisor in the Office of Education Research becomes so upset with the corruption of the education system that she publishes The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America. Iderbyt leaks her father’s Skull and Bones membership directory to economist Anthony Sutton, who has been exposing Wall Street’s connections to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
  • In 1990, Pete Brewton of the Houston Post uncovers evidence linking the CIA and Mafia to the looting of dozens of savings-and-loans over the previous decade. The bailout of the failed savings-and-loan industry eventually coasts US taxpayers more than the Vietnam War.
  • In 1991, after the British media reports that BCCI, is providing arms to Iran and funding terrorists, the bank is forced to close and liquidate. BCCI pays $10 million in fines and forfeits $550 million in American assets. It goes down as the largest forfeiture in history.
  • On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld goes on national television to admit that the Pentagon cannot account for $2.3 trillion…a story that evaporates the following day as essential financial records at the Pentagon are destroyed on 9/11.
  • Between 2003 and 2004, $9 billion goes missing from the Federal Reserve transfers to Iraq.
  • In 2009, Wachovia confesses to laundering $378 billion in drug profits over several years. But it pays only $160 million in fines, which represents less than 2 percent of its annual profits.

– excerpts from “From Banking Laid Bare” by Steven Hager.

Communist North Korea Has A More Liberal Policy Towards Marijuana Than The United States

A declaration entitled “The Crackdown on Drug Use” was issued in Hoeryung and the rest of North Korea by the People’s Safety Agency. The declaration was posted on storefronts throughout NK and  states that “any drug users will face a firing squad should they be caught.”

The crackdown is only focused on meth. Marijuana and opium are not including in the declaration.

The declaration reflects that the number of drug users has dramatically increased in North Korea.

North Koreans have lost hope. Depressed by the reality that they are living. They would rather be happy under the influence of drugs. Unfortunately the wrong drug has been chosen.

Even middle school students are now openly using meth.

The North Korean government has surprisingly never controlled the use of opium or marijuana. Rather, they encouraged opium farms on abandoned land in order to earn foreign currency. Marijuana is cultivated along railroad tracks across the nation because it holds the railroads tight, with its deep roots, and contains oils that can be used for industrial purpose. Many gardeners grow opium in their own gardens to be used as a treatment for colitis.

Wow.

Well, I guess that’s ONE thing North Korea has on the United States.

Legalize, Regulate, Educate, Medicate is what the United States has to do.

Project MK-ULTRA: The C.I.A’s Experiments With Mind Control

It’s no secret that the government of the United States have done some shady things in it’s past.

The people of America are kept in the dark about the horrible things their country is doing over seas and even here at home. Wake up, America. You are no longer free.

In the 1950’s and 60’s, the C.I.A was running experiments on human beings. Experiments were often conducted without the subjects’ knowledge or consent.

Project MK-ULTRA was the code name for the illegal CIA human experimentation program, run by the CIA’s Office of Scientific Intelligence. The project involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the administration of drugs and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture.

The project’s intentionally oblique CIA cryptonym is made up of the digraph MK, meaning that the project was sponsored by the agency’s Technical Services Staff, followed by the word Ultra (which had previously been used to designate the most secret classification of World War II intelligence).

Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MK-ULTRA files destroyed in 1973. Rockefeller Commission investigations relied on the sworn testimony of direct participants and on the small number of documents that survived Helms’ destruction order.

The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over thirty universities and institutions were involved in an “extensive testing and experimentation” program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens “at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign.” Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to “unwitting subjects in social situations.”

The C.I.A focused mainly on LSD, which came to dominate many of MKULTRA’s programs.

Once Project MKULTRA officially got underway in April, 1953, experiments included administering LSD to CIA employees, military personnel, doctors, other government agents, prostitutes, mentally ill patients, and members of the general public in order to study their reactions. LSD and other drugs were usually administered without the subject’s knowledge or informed consent, a violation of the Nuremberg Code that the U.S. agreed to follow after World War II.

Efforts to “recruit” subjects were often illegal, even though actual use of LSD was legal in the United States until October 6, 1966. In Operation Midnight Climax, the CIA set up several brothels in San Francisco, CA to obtain a selection of men who would be too embarrassed to talk about the events. The men were dosed with LSD, the brothels were equipped with two-way mirrors, and the sessions were filmed for later viewing and study.

Some subjects’ participation was consensual, and in these cases they appeared to be singled out for even more extreme experiments. In one case, volunteers were given LSD for 77 consecutive days.

Declassified MKULTRA documents indicate hypnosis was studied in the early 1950s. Experimental goals included: the creation of “hypnotically induced anxieties,” “hypnotically increasing ability to learn and recall complex written matter,” studying hypnosis and polygraph examinations, “hypnotically increasing ability to observe and recall complex arrangements of physical objects,” and studying “relationship of personality to susceptibility to hypnosis.” Experiments were conducted with drug induced hypnosis and with anterograde and retrograde amnesia while under the influence of such drugs.

At least one death, that of Dr. Olson, resulted from these activities. The Agency itself acknowledged that these tests made little scientific sense. The agents doing the monitoring were not qualified scientific observers.

The MKULTRA project was started on the order of CIA director Allen Welsh Dulles on April 13, 1953,largely in response to alleged Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean use of mind control techniques on U.S. prisoners of war in Korea.The CIA wanted to use similar methods on their own captives. The CIA was also interested in being able to manipulate foreign leaders with such techniques, and would later invent several schemes to drug Fidel Castro.

In 1964, the project was renamed MKSEARCH. The project attempted to produce a perfect truth drug for use in interrogating suspected Soviet spies during the Cold War, and generally to explore any other possibilities of mind control.

One 1955 MKULTRA document gives an indication of the size and range of the effort; this document refers to the study of an assortment of mind-altering substances described as follows:

  1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.
  2. Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.
  3. Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
  4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
  5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.
  6. Materials which will render the induction of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.
  7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brain-washing”.
  8. Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.
  9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.
  10. Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.
  11. Substances which will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.
  12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.
  13. A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.
  14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.
  15. Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.
  16. A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.

Time Machines Are REAL: Meet The GigaPan Time Machine

If you told someone 20 years ago or even today that an actual time machine existed, they’d think you were crazy. They wouldn’t believe it until they’d see it.

So here it is…

The GigaPan Time Machine enables simultaneous exploration of space and time across massive datasets that could not previously be explored to the extent they can now. GigaPan was developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group and GigaPan Systems, with support from Google.

The video above is a demonstration of the time machine at work.

Now, think about how far humans have come as a species.

50 years ago color television barely around.

And not that far back were we just learning to fly planes!

We have come so far in such little time.

Occupy EVERYWHERE

Unless you have been living under a rock or in a spaceship for the last few months, you probably are aware of the movement that is known as Occupy Wall Street. While most of us will dismiss this group as a bunch of lazy hippies who don’t want to get a job, I am more concerned about how movements like these are popping up everywhere in a a variety of different forms.Communities and movements are forming all with one intention, to change the way things are currently being run.

People of this country are beginning to realize that we have been lied to our whole lives. We have been lied to on a variety of different levels and the search for truth has begun. If you are reading this right now and already have a biased view on what you think this country offers, you can exit your browser right now, I’ll save you the trouble if you don’t want to hear an opposing viewpoint.

This Occupy Wall Street movement has an “overthrow the government” type feel that we have seen happen throughout history. As the saying goes, history does repeat itself. It repeats itself for a reason however. Once the power distribution has been thrown out of line in a society, someone is going to step up and fight for a change. With enough support, that one person can make an everlasting change.

History only repeats itself because it has to in order for the survival of this species. I think the people involved with the wall street movement realize that they are victims of a financial vampire that is sucking the money out of the people it employs. While not everyone in this movement is rallying for the same cause, the underlying theme is that people are unhappy with the way things are being run and they are willing to step up and speak their voice regardless of what everyone else thinks of them.

The way our financial system is designed in this country is absolutely absurd and if you haven’t realized that, it is only because the government has covered it up well enough for you to not realize. You don’t ask questions, you just accept everything that is told to you by your “superiors.” They use powerful persuasion methods to make even questioning their methods seem rebellious and “hippy-like.”

What I find most fascinating about this whole movement is that there is no one leader. There is no guy with a microphone telling everyone where to go and what to do. It is a collective effort of separate cell groups all over the country fighting for a change in whatever way they seem fit. Throughout history, we can attribute large social movements to having someone who designed them in the first place, then led their followers on the movement. Here we have people coming together as a community and figuring out how to operate next.

There is no end in sight for this. It is growing daily and is growing interest at a staggering rate. I am not saying I support it, or will be joining the movement, I am merely pointing out that we have something big on our hands. We have something big that is going to grow bigger and bigger until it eventually accomplishes it’s goal. They are not going to quit until they do, and I don’t blame them. If you really want change, you are going to have to be willing to die for it or find yourself quitting when faced with enough resistance.

I think this is the start of the movement towards world peace and enlightenment. Many people label the 2012 Mayan prophecy as being the “end of the world.” I don’t feel like the world is physically going to end, but I feel that the world and society we live in now will end. The new world we will eventually live in won’t be constructed overnight or on a specific date but will take time to implement into a new system. The December 21st date associated with 2012 is only the date at which as a MAJORITY, we consciously will agree on a future goal. A future empty of lie and deceit, and full of compassion and love for each other distributed equally.

I will save my 2012 and truth movement rants for future blog posts but I felt the need to get out how I feel about this Wall Street movement immediately. I predict they won’t be stopping anytime soon, I predict they will continue to spread like wildfire and I predict other interest groups will be starting their own revolution in whatever way they seem fit. It will eventually all come together into one global shift of consciousness resulting in a bright future for us all. All who discover truth will discover it in their own way, and you will know when you are on the right path when you meet people who feel the same way you do. I know I have, and I meet more and more people each day who feel the same way I do. It is the start of something HUGE, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.

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