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Originally posted by Alxandro
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
his yard sign for his millions of supporters bares plenty of resemblance to the american flag
Why does Obama's big O logo have the American flag on the bottom/ground ?
Something not right about this.
The subtle message that you've discovered in the image is fascinating. I've been interested in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, aka NLP, for several years. To the uninitiated, NLP is Hypnosis 2.0. While it's still disputed as a model or theory, mainly it's a set of techniques or strategies for enhancing communication and personal influence.
One of the features of NLP is its focus on modalities. Sensory modalities are visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory and kinesthetic. Once the hypnotist determines whether the target's primary modality is auditory, visual or kinesthetic, then a subconscious message can be encoded in appropriate forms such as images, music, text, semiotic symbols, etc. The human brain cognitively filters out milliions of bytes of information constantly, but the subconscious message will pass successfully through the filter, register, and somewhat akin to a Trojan Horse, can be used to trigger specific behavior any time that message is replayed in the future. This technique can be used to great benefit on subjects who are susceptible to behavior modification through reprogramming. It's more elegant than simple "brainwashing" repetition because it employs a multiplicity of modalities and motivators.
One way the practitioner aligns with the subject is through modeling the subject's body language. I've continuously been fascinated that Barack Obama, a man who was raised in my home state of Hawaii where the predominant linguistic style is what we call "pidgin English", has a chameleonlike ability to mimic a Southern Accent when he addresses certain audiences. Shelby Steele also points this out in his book about Barack Obama titled "A Bound Man". Shelby and I both find this mannerism quite obnoxious, but perhaps it does endear Obama to an audience with a similar speech pattern. And to be fair, I'm equally guilty of speaking "pidgin" when I'm in Hawaii while never using that inflection in California. It's a code to the locals that says "I belong here, I'm one of you, I'm authentic."
While watching Obama's early primary speeches - the ones which had the effect of overcoming people with emotion to the point of bringing them to tears and fainting spells - I noticed him applying what I thought were several anchoring techniques. When he said something that was designed to create highly charged positive emotion, he'd accompany it with a specific hand gesture. Later in the speech, he'd make another statement designed to elicit positive affect, and use the same hand gesture. The NLP potential here is that later, long after the speech, he can employ that same hand gesture on the news or in a debate and no matter what's being said, and the subjects of earlier "programming" will respond to the gesture (referred to as an anchor) with that same favorable emotion toward him as they had during the initial programming cycle. This is just a peanut gallery theory of mine, I'm not a professional hypnotist, but I do enjoy wrapping my mind around the possibilities of mass hypnosis techniques being applied to millions of people in rallies and on TV who are so primed by their hatred of George Bush that they've become emininently ripe and eager for reprogramming.
Some people are born with an innate understanding of how to do this, others study it and apply it academically. NLP has been informally employed for thousands of years, but it came to prominence as a discipline with the work of Milton Erickson, who used the technique of "telling stories" to embed certain codes and signals for the purpose of influencing behavior.
Originally posted by jetxnet
And who has the Beelzebub Avitar for POTUS??
Originally posted by jetxnet
So there, take that! I agree with you on that one. I hope your head does not 'splode upon that realization.
Nice agreement is always good!
McCain may have temper issues, but Obama has a "my shyte don't stink" issue if you know what I mean. I'd much rather have a POTUS that isn't embarassed by his own people or talking down to them like children, much like Obama does.
I want someone humble. Obama is far from humble.
Originally posted by TheOracle
Can we talk about the real issues now?
Originally posted by Grafilthy
“The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should....I’ve got Greenspan’s book.”
At least McCain tells the truth, huh?
Originally posted by DocMoreau
Originally posted by fastwalker23
Wonder if there is any significant occultic symbolism for his logo.
I recommend looking at his Signature:
One of the signs for vitriol in early chemistry.
Early Chemistry meaning Alchemy
I am sure Jextnet is going to have a field day...
Vitriol was the most important liquid in alchemy. It was the one in which all other reactions took place. Vitriol was distilled from an oily, green substance that formed naturally from the weathering of sulfur-bearing gravel. This Green Vitriol is symbolized by the Green Lion in drawings. After the Green Vitriol (copper sulfate) was collected, it was heated and broken down into iron compounds and sulfuric acid. The acid was separated out by distillation. The first distillation produced a brown liquid that stunk like rotten eggs, but further distillation yielded a nearly odorless, yellow oil called simply Vitriol. The acid readily dissolves human tissue and is severely corrosive to most metals, although it has no effect on gold. White Vitriol is zinc sulfate; Blue Vitriol is copper sulfate.
This has everything to do with the issue, or rather non-issue, at hand. Just more senseless "Oh yeah! Well you're candidate is worse!" tripe.
Never will those who wage war tire of deception.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
This has to be one of the most ludicrious threads in a while...doubt it'll be the last, though, as the election nears.
Somewhere, someone posted a picture of McCain's airplane, an Airbus A-320....yeah, that's right, built in Toulusse [edit here...spelling?], France. It even has a French registration number, if you look closely.
Hint: French airplanes start with an 'F', then a dash, then four letters. Different from a US-registered airplane, Which has an 'N' number, as it's called. ALWAYS begins with 'N', NEVER more than six, nor less than three characters total....and there MUST be at least one numeral.
Further, the 'flag' painted on the airplane is needed ONLY when the airplane is intended to operated internationally, or in what is called 'Flag Ops' by both the FAA and the ICAO.
For instance....and one or more of you clever fellows can check this...SouthWest Airlines is currently a Domestic carrier. MAYBE they've started operations into Mexico or Canada, and if so my point is moot...but WHEN WN (SouthWest Airlines) was all domestic, they didn't have the flag on their airplanes. Not needed. Does that make them un-patriotic?
Just sayin'....there are layers of ignorance, out there, that need to be educated.
PS....about thirty years in the aviation industry here, so this is where MY knowledge comes from.
Second afterthought....Sen. Obama's trip to Europe and the Mid-East was likely accomplished on military airplanes, n'est pas???