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Then there is Jim, whose professional history in the subject goes back to his personal involvement in the Stargate project in the 1970’s and as a participant in the legendary “Working Group” meetings in the eighties. As one of the intel community’s most senior medical analysts, Jim frequently communicates with UFOlogists.
Chris Iverson believes that Tom and Jim clearly have differing agendas, noting, “Jim is the person I have had the most contact with over the last several months and he seems to be interested in the spreading of viral memes over the internet, particularly in relation to this subject.”…
“The whole subject,” Jim says in wonderfully measured speech, “is composed of three components: delusion, sociological groupthink, and a kernel of truth.” Jim then reminds that he is first and foremost a medical scientist. “My interest in this subject is much, much more professional than it is personal. That is, 90 to 95% of all persons who are engaged fully with this [UFO] subject are psychiatrically ill, and by that I mean that they are on medication or should be.” Jim elaborates that “viral memes,”[see below] in which disturbed people seek validation in numbers on the web, is, or should be, a growing public health concern. That said, Jim nonetheless has a real interest in UFO’s, and seemingly with good reason.
Both Tom and Jim seem to share at least one rationale for their internet excursions: studying the frightening potential of “viral internet memes.”
Coined by evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins in 1976 (The Selfish Gene), a meme is a unit of cultural information that evolves the way a gene propagates from one organism to another, and subject to all the analogous unintended mutations. In the view of many, computers and blogs could function as powerful meme “replicators.”
Richard Brodie, the creator of Microsoft Word, notes, “Most of these viruses of the mind are spread because they are intriguing or frightening or inspiring, and not necessarily because they're true. That's the problem.” It doesn’t take much intuition to envision an enemy creating memes that can be used to destabilize a society, or a freelance predator utilizing them to cozy up to potential victims. Caryn Anscomb writes online,
“The UFO community has been deeply penetrated by the manipulators of information, who couldn’t really give a fig whether there might be any valuable data pertaining to Aliens and contact hidden behind the deafening noise. That’s not their business; their business is information warfare.”
Memes are contagious ideas that replicate like viruses from mind to mind. The Internet is like a Petri dish in which memes multiply rapidly. Fed by fascination, incubated in the feverish excitement of devotees transmitting stories of cosmic significance, the UFO meme mutates into new forms, some of them wondrous and strange.
"The Roswell incident" is but one variation of the UFO meme. On the Internet, Schmitt's words are hyperlinked to those of other UFO sleuths and legions of interested bystanders like myself, as fascinated by the psychodynamics of the subculture as by the "data" exchanged as currency in that marketplace. Before we examine a few fragments, let's pause to remember what the Internet really IS…
…Certain phenomena, including UFOs and religious symbols, elicit powerful projections. We think we're seeing "out there" what is really inside us. Because projections are unconscious, we don't know if we're looking at iron filings obscuring a magnet or the magnet itself. Carl Jung said UFOs invite projections because they're mandalas - archetypal images of our deep Selves. Unless we separate what he think we see from what we see, we're bound to be confused.
Repetition makes any statement seem true. Hundreds of cross-referenced links on the Web create a matrix of even greater credibility. In print, we document assertions with references. Footnotes are conspicuous by their absence on the Web. Information is self-referential. Symbols and images point to themselves like a ten-dimensional dog chasing its own tails. "Roswell" may be the name of the game, but what does the name really say?
Originally posted by abeverage
Sometimes when I pose a question it is rhetorical or to get anyone reading to think about it and draw their own conclusion until more evidence is forthcoming. I do have my own theories, but I would like to see some more evidence to justify them.
It would support the idea that they may be, in fact, recruiting. But from what I read of their videos (didn't watch any of them) I would be worried what I was being recruited for, exactly. Not only that, but the whole concept of an "anti-language," as Ayndryl described, (as I've repeated so many times, I'm sure everyone's sick of reading it), was for their group to be able to communicate with one another whilst in the company of people not of their group, and not be understood by the "outsiders." Nothing like people standing around talking about you right in front of you, and you have no idea......has a kind of social nightmarish quality to it..
"A large ball, like lightning, would have a bright silvery-metallic appearance by day, and shine brightly by night. Irregularities in the field could produce light or dark spots on a ball; the color could vary, depending on the effective surface temperature. A row of evenly spaced lights might arise from a circular form of bead lightning, which probably consists of a standing longitudinal electric current wave. Intense heat, light and ultraviolet light would be radiated, as well as possibly radio interference or microwaves."
“The deployment of the system over the skies of Mexico City proved how efficient these remote sensing probes are; that our orbs can be seen both with the naked eye, and that they leave a radar signature, means the system is now mature”
"Electromagnetically-Induced Transparency (EIT) may be defined as the reduction (or ideally, elimination) of resonant absorption, or enhancement of transmission, of a probe (also called signal) EM field in an otherwise opaque medium, via the prior application of a suitably intense, suitably-tuned, suitably-enveloped pump (or drive, or control) EM field."
"The plasma ball is formed when a lightning stroke induces a circular eddy current in a pocket of plasma adjacent to the lightning channel. As the eddy current absorbs energy from the stroke, it would necessarily exert a back-EMF on the channel, causing a voltage drop across the region. This “bottleneck” in the channel could cause a tremendous amount of energy to become concentrated in the region and transferred to the ball."
After the end of the war with Germany in May 1945, a program was initiated to bring to the United States a number of scientist and engineers who had been at the center of Germany's advanced military technologies. The largest and best-known activity was called Operation Paperclip. In August 1945, 127 missile specialists led by Wernher von Braun signed work contracts with the U.S. Army's Ordnance Corps. Most of them had worked on the V-2 missile development under von Braun at Peenemünde. Von Braun and the other Germans were sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, joining the Army's newly formed Research and Development Division Sub-office (Rocket).
For the next five years, von Braun and the German scientists and engineers were primarily engaged in adapting and improving the V-2 missile for U.S. applications; testing was conducted at nearby White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico. Von Braun had long had a great interest in rocketry for space science and exploration. Toward this, he was allowed to use a WAC Corporal rocket as a second stage for a V-2; the combination, called Bumper, reached a record-breaking 250 miles (400 km) altitude.
During World War II, the production and storage of ordnance shells was conducted by three arsenals nearby to Huntsville, Alabama. After the war, these were mainly closed, and the three areas were combined to form Redstone Arsenal. In October 1948, the Chief of Ordnance designated Redstone Arsenal as the center of research and development activities in free-flight rockets and related items,
Dr. Joseph Mangano serves as the Program Manager of the Advanced Lithography program and oversees efforts designed to revolutionize semiconductor lithography technology through accelerated research of highly innovative technical approaches that enable pattern transfer to wafers of features of 100 nm and below. The program emphasizes reducing technical barriers in the major lithography technologies, including exposure sources and areas relevant to more than one technology option. From 1984 to2004, Dr. Mangano served as a Vice President and Senior Research Scientist at Science Research Laboratory a company he cofounded, where he led programs in the development of laser diode pulsed power; solid-state pulsed drivers for powering excimer lasers used in DUV lithography; electromagnetic shockline technology; and electrostatic accelerator technology used for positron emission tomography, dual-energy, digital-subtraction angiography and mammography, and boron-neutron capture therapy for treating cancers of the brain. While at SRL, Dr. Mangano authored the following inventions: (1) a fault detection algorithm for high power semiconductor junctions, (2) EUV and 1 nm soft X-ray sources used in next-generation Lithography, (3) a method of isolating adult hematopoietic stem cells using pulsed electric field cell selection technology, (4) a method of purging malignant cells from bone marrow transplants using pulsed electric field cell selection technology, and (5) a method of purging leukocytes and bacteria from platelet transfusions using high peak power x-ray sources. From 1978 to 1984, Dr. Mangano served as the Program Manager, Division Director, and Deputy Office Director for DARPA where he led programs in excimer lasers, free electron lasers, particle beam technology, and blue-green submarine laser communications. He served on various scientific advisory groups within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including the Defensive Technologies Study Team that provided planning for the formation of the President's Strategic Defense Initiative (now, the Missile Defense Agency). Dr. Mangano earned S.B., S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Plasma Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds five patents and has four patents pending. Dr. Mangano has written more than 40 publications in technical journals and numerous technical reports. He is an active member of IEEE, APS, Sigma Xi, and the Cosmos Club.
Originally posted by Brotherman
Because of his background in biology (biology in regards to technology in the med field) and in plasma and laser sciences, If anything at FL they are concerned with the human aspect (and sometimes I suppose other then earth entities) this would be where I would direct my questions to as his background couples in both fields.
reply to post by The GUT
Biology AND plasma physics. Yeah, I see. That would also then, wouldn't it, possibly, tie in with the other FL research we've seen here that referenced the possibility of some kind of "lifeform" associated with electromagnetics?