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LISTEN: Here's 10 Illuminating Manly P. Hall Talks. Presentation Military Memetics Tutorial 13 Dec 11. On Memetics: Douglas Hofstadter's contribution to memetics. Magic and Vulnerability. ‘The extent to which a ritual works is the extent to which we are vulnerable to the forces it raises.’

Magic and Vulnerability

I found the above statement in some old ritual training notes I wrote 20 years or so ago. It is as true now as it was then. If we are not open, if we are not in some way vulnerable to the blessings of a spiritual force it will simply not affect us. VISUP: 12/17. "The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

VISUP: 12/17

" -John 12:17 December 17th marked the beginning of the Roman holiday Saturnalia in ancient times. Traditionally it was celebrated from the 17th to the 23rd, though multiple attempts were made by the Emperors over the years to shorten the length of the festival. And for good reason, as the festival was noted for the absolute decadence and license it inspired amongst the multitudes.

VISUP: The Office of Security Meet The Nine Part I: Strange Things. Regular readers of this blog are no doubt familiar with my series examining the CIA's mysterious and highly controversial Office of Security (OS).

VISUP: The Office of Security Meet The Nine Part I: Strange Things

Therein the reader will discover the links between the OS and many of the CIA's biggest scandals, including the Watergate break-in (noted here, here and here); the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK (noted here); the mysterious "suicide" of Frank Olson, Mafia-sponsored plots to assassinate Castro, the OS's extensive role in Operation CHAOS (all of which was noted here); and the role it played in several of the CIA's behavior modification programs such as BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE and QKHILLTOP (noted here, here and here). As was noted before here, that is totally bogus. ARTICHOKE did not end in the mid-1950s, but in fact continued until 1963, at which point it appears to have been broken down into successor programs that may not have ended until 1973. 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful, Disgusting - Rolling Stone. Last week, a technology reporter for the Washington Post named Craig Timberg ran an incredible story.

'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful, Disgusting - Rolling Stone

It has no analog that I can think of in modern times. Headlined "Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say," the piece promotes the work of a shadowy group that smears some 200 alternative news outlets as either knowing or unwitting agents of a foreign power, including popular sites like Truthdig and Naked Capitalism. The thrust of Timberg's astonishingly lazy report is that a Russian intelligence operation of some kind was behind the publication of a "hurricane" of false news reports during the election season, in particular stories harmful to Hillary Clinton. Memetic Reverse-Engineering and Self-Innoculation.

This post ties directly to the very first post in this series (side note, if you want to catch up on any of my series, the Index is the place to go).

Memetic Reverse-Engineering and Self-Innoculation

I ended that article with only a brief mention of memetic engineering -- the act of deliberately crafting memes and releasing them into a culture. Since then I've learned more and believe that in our current climate understanding how memes are crafted is of even greater importance than ever before. I'm of the opinion that memes exist naturally as a function of society and communication. How to be Rich by Creating Value for Money. You can be rich either by devoting most of your time to a moneymaking venture or, you can wait many years and be rich by saving a percentage of your income -with the power of compound interest.

How to be Rich by Creating Value for Money

Money is a notional thing it is your purchasing power at any given time. You should kknow that money is what it is – a value of something it can be exchanged for. Money is Value When you make money by working at your job or business, it’s a value you are creating for your employer or customers. David Petraeus: CIA director's bodyguards exposed affair with Paula Broadwell, claims 'Benghazi: The Definitive Report' Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL, and Jack Murphy, a former Green Beret, reveal the new claims in their book 'Benghazi: The Definitive Report'Petraeus was humiliated after a 'palace coup' by high-level intelligence officers who did not like the way he was running the CIA, authors sayThe book also claims that Petraeus and Ambassador Chris Stevens were caught off guard by Benghazi consulate attack because they weren't briefed about on-going U.S. military operations in LibyaWebb and Murphy say Benghazi attack was a retaliation for secret raids authorized by Obama security adviser John Brennan By Michael Zennie Published: 05:06 GMT, 10 February 2013 | Updated: 05:06 GMT, 10 February 2013 David Petraeus was betrayed by his own bodyguards and vengeful high-ranking enemies in the CIA, who made sure his affair with his biographer was exposed to the public, a new book claims.

David Petraeus: CIA director's bodyguards exposed affair with Paula Broadwell, claims 'Benghazi: The Definitive Report'

Phoenix Program - Wikipedia. The Program was designed to identify and "neutralize" (via infiltration, capture, counter-terrorism, interrogation, and assassination) the infrastructure of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (NLF or Viet Cong).[2][3][4][5] The CIA described it as "a set of programs that sought to attack and destroy the political infrastructure of the Viet Cong".[6] The major two components of the program were Provincial Reconnaissance Units (PRUs) and regional interrogation centers.

Phoenix Program - Wikipedia

PRUs would kill or capture suspected NLF members, as well as civilians who were thought to have information on NLF activities. Many of these people were then taken to interrogation centers where many were allegedly tortured in an attempt to gain intelligence on VC activities in the area.[7] The information extracted at the centers was then given to military commanders, who would use it to task the PRU with further capture and assassination missions.[7] The Liberal Postmortem on 2016 Is Not Going Well. It's been two weeks and counting since the larbord side of the country lost a can't-lose election to the worst presidential nominee in American history.

The Liberal Postmortem on 2016 Is Not Going Well

Since then, in between the cry-ins and riots, liberals have paused to catch their breath and ask how it could have happened. The answers they are coming up with are not encouraging. One school of thought insists that the left needs to understand what Trump voters think and what they want. But so far there doesn't seem to be much chance of that happening. A potential meaning behind Blackstar (Cover) and Bowie Numerology/Geomatria behind Death (and rebirth) : DavidBowie. Star number - Wikipedia. Scientists Conclude Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism Leading To Depression, Weight Gain, And Worse… Two damning studies on the effects of fluoride in our water have been released in the hope that people will wake up to this real problem.

Scientists Conclude Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism Leading To Depression, Weight Gain, And Worse…

Researchers at the University of Kent are the latest establishment to have studied this growing problem. The extensive study involved them looking at data from nearly every single medical practice in England, and they found that fluoride may be increasing the risk for hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, obesity and depression. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, included the largest population ever to be analysed in relation to fluoride consumption. I was a liberal adjunct professor. My liberal students didn’t scare me at all. I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me. I'm a professor at a midsize state school. I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations.

I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students. Things have changed since I started teaching.