Army unit to receive first Strykers with 50-kilowatt laser weapons

WASHINGTON — The first set of Stryker combat vehicles equipped with 50-kilowatt laser weapons will be delivered to a unit of Army soldiers at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, by the end of September, according to the head of the service’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office.

The Army has dubbed its Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense system “Guardian.” After testing its first prototype last spring at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, against one-, two-, and three-class unmanned aircraft systems and rockets, artillery and mortars, the service is planning to conduct more tests this month, Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood said at a Jan. 12 event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Mandatory Chinese Olympics app has ‘devastating’ encryption flaw: analyst

An app all attendees of the upcoming Beijing Olympics must use has encryption flaws that could allow personal information to leak, a cyber security watchdog said Tuesday.

The “simple but devastating flaw” in the encryption of the MY2022 app, which is used to monitor Covid and is mandatory for athletes, journalists and other attendees of the games in China’s capital, could allow health information, voice messages and other data to leak, warned Jeffrey Knockel, author of the report for Citizen Lab.

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Our brains take time to update unless we are shown the update

A clever experiment has shown how our brains ignore change or incorporate it into our perceptions only slowly through a “continuity field,” as described below:

Like our social media feeds, our brains are constantly uploading rich, visual stimuli. But instead of seeing the latest image in real time, we actually see earlier versions because our brain’s refresh time is about 15 seconds, according to new UC Berkeley research.

The findings, appearing today, Jan. 12, in the journal Science Advances, add to a growing body of research about the mechanism behind the “continuity field,” a function of perception in which our brain merges what we see on a constant basis to give us a sense of visual stability.

“If our brains were always updating in real time, the world would be a jittery place with constant fluctuations in shadow, light and movement, and we’d feel like we were hallucinating all the time,” said study senior author David Whitney, a UC Berkeley professor of psychology, neuroscience and vision science.

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The study itself—Illusion of visual stability through active perceptual serial dependence—focus more on the illusion of visual stability:

Despite a noisy and ever-changing visual world, our perceptual experience seems remarkably stable over time. How does our visual system achieve this apparent stability? Here, we introduce a previously unknown visual illusion that shows direct evidence for an online mechanism continuously smoothing our percepts over time. As a result, a continuously seen physically changing object can be misperceived as unchanging.

If you watch the videos in the first link above, you can notice two things: 1) the slowness and blurriness of our perceptual change as we watch the video, and 2) that we can and do accept that change the moment it is shown to us in comparative stills.

I believe it is fair for me to extrapolate from this that our psychologies or, more precisely, our psychological memories do something similar on both points. Though the medium of memory is vastly less crisp than that of visual perception in real-time, a fruitful comparison can be made.

Many old movies are based on the two points mentioned above. The protagonist thinks someone is either bad or good and acts accordingly and then at the climax is shown indisputable proof that the opposite has been true all along. This plot is very common in movies predating WW2 but is still an undercurrent in many movies since then.

Humans like this plot and resolution because it mirrors real life in an ideal way. If only we could resolve similar problems in our own lives so quickly and easily!

This can be done in FIML practice. In fact this is the goal of FIML practice—to update our psychologies or psychological memories (almost the same thing) quickly and in real-time. In FIML practice “real-time” means analysis should begin quickly while the initiating percept is remembered by both partners. Rather than allowing us to proceed with our normal “continuously smoothing our percepts over time,” FIML stops us and forces the update immediately.

I was intrigued to see that the authors of the study notice the time-span of 15 seconds:

We find that online object appearance is captured by past visual experience up to 15 seconds ago. 

This is roughly the “speed” of our working memories. FIML works most of all with the working memory because when we correct a mistake in our working memory or upgrade the data of our working memory while it is still present, we are able to make large changes in our psychologies almost effortlessly. FIML leverages the working memory to make large changes in our whole brain memories. It works well because changing your working memory to fit the obvious reality staring you in the face is easy.

In contrast changing whole brain memories and psychologies through rumination and recollection only entrenches them further and deeper.

While it is very easy to see how this happens visually as in the linked materials; and while it is also easy to see that many old movie plots exploit this feature of our consciousness, it can be hard to see how to do this in real time with our complex psychologies as they are functioning in real-life.

FIML completely solves this problem and yet is still hard for many to see how and why.

The why is psychologically analogous to correcting the illusions produced by our brains “continuously smoothing our percepts over time.” This “continuously smoothing over time” causes most of our psychological problems, often making our lives dingy self-fulfilling prophesies or uninterrupted narcissistic fantasies.

The how is done by pausing real-life in real-time so you can compare your own mind’s percept with your partner’s percept of the same thing and make corrections as warranted. Easy-peasy, right? Actually it is once you see the point.

“Jewish Emancipation” and the Anglo-Jewish Cousinhood

…We should first bring the Anglo-Jewish elite, referred to by Macaulay, into sharper focus. From the early 19th century until the First World War, English Jewry was ruled by a tightly connected oligarchy. Daniel Gutwein states that this Anglo-Jewish elite comprised some twenty inter-related Ashkenazi and Sephardic families including the houses of Goldsmith, Montagu, Nathan, Cohen, Isaacs, Abrahams, Samuel, and Montefiore.[14] At its head “stood the House of Rothschild.”[15]
 This network of families had an “exceptionally high degree of consanguinity,” leading to it being termed “The Cousinhood,” and among them “conversion and intermarriage [with non-Jews] was rare.”[16] Todd Endelmann attributes the lack of conversion to the fact that “conversion was not as useful, in general, to English Jews as it was to Jews in Central and Eastern Europe.”[17]
 The Cousinhood exercised control over the Jewish community through its leadership of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, an organization which would later become one of the chief engines of the move for Jewish emancipation.[18]

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ENGLAND: All-cause mortality rate: vaccinated versus unvaccinated in age group 10-59 (weeks 1-38, 2021

Source: Official mortality data for England suggest systematic miscategorisation of vaccine status and uncertain effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccination

Because health officials in the West consistently, constantly, and without exception studiously avoid explaining data of this kind and even hide data of this kind, we can know that they know it exists and that it destroys their happy Big Pharma vax narrative. The same goes for Western politicians (with the exception of Ron Johnson), state governors and health officials, and also… most of (how I hate using this word here) mainstream science, which has been taken over by Big Govt & Big Pharma.

If you can see this and how and why it has happened, then you should be able to see how the same sort of takeover of Western academia has happened. The same sort of takeover of legacy media and Big Tech social media has happened. Same for Deep State governments throughout the West with only a few exceptions. These are the results of vicious, violent, unrelenting KOBK infiltration and war against the West since he end of WW2. The situation today is so bad our own people are fighting against us; compromised by a lifetime of KOBK nefariousness, cooperation with KOBK nefariousness, and/or dangerous ignorance of KOBK nefariousness. ABN

“I’m sorry but the irony/ tragedy- is not lost on me . These are the 6 finalists of ‘The Genesis Prize’ for 2022. The announcement just came out that Albert Bourla is the winner. The heartbreak is when you get to number 6.”

This was actually expected but still – so disappointing.

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This prize is considered a very prestigious (and political) award in the Jewish international community

http://genesisprize.org

Originally tweeted by Gal.G🕯 🇮🇱 (@GalG____) on January 19, 2022.

Worth figuring out for yourself what the “irony/tragedy” Gal.G is referring to is. ABN

Dr Pierre Kory: How I Lost Three ICU Jobs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

…I want to keep this part brief because it is so sad. Basically, what happened is that very quickly, we (me and my close outside colleagues, in the FLCCC and in other ICU’s in New York and Italy and China) learned that both corticosteroids and anti-coagulation were critical to their survival. The optimal dose, drug, timing or duration for these two strategies were not yet known, but the critical need for them clearly was. Please see my prior post here and here as to how we knew. The problem was that it had not yet been “proven” in some a large, prospective, multi-center, double-blind, randomized controlled trial (RCT), as that is now the only evidence that can make changes to therapeutics in the U.S Health System. The horrific departure of this policy and practice from the long-standing reliance of physicians on the powers of medical knowledge, logic, observation, reason, pragmatism, and the precautionary principle of relying on risk/benefit assessments is now legion. It also quickly led to the most horrific and catastrophic mortality rates of patients in the ICU in history. All because the entirety of U.S academic medicine, over the last 20 years, has been reduced to a “Church of RCT Fundamentalism” (a conversion that was 100% fueled by Big Pharma as they essentially control the funding, design, and.. outcomes of such trials).

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Was the Terrorist Attack in Colleyville a Replay of the Terrorist Attack in Garland in 2015?

I have intentionally not written about the terrorist attack in Colleyville, Texas, because my initial review saw significant parallels to the first ISIS attack on U.S. soil which took place in 2015 at Garland Texas, carried out by Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.

In the Garland attack the FBI organized, facilitated and coordinated the attack. The FBI even drove the terrorists to the attack venue and then left once the shooting began. Yes, you read that correctly, the first ISIS attack on U.S. soil was organized by the FBI. {Go Deep} CTH dug deep on the 2015 Garland attack, so it wasn’t too difficult to spot the similarities between Garland 2015 and Colleyville 2022.

♦ Colleyville, Texas – Malik Faisal Akram, who was known as Faisal Akram, had a well known Islamic extremist history to British and American intelligence. Akram ranted, prior to his travel to the U.S, that he wished he had died in the 9/11 terror attacks. He was a regular visitor to Pakistan, and reportedly a member of the Tablighi Jamaat group set up to ‘purify’ Islam. To say the U.S. intelligence system knew Faisal Akram would be an understatement.  The FBI knowledge of Akram has now been confirmed by The Daily Mail.

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This is a very important short read, especially powerful because the author (Sundance) is able to present so much telling information so briefly. Highly recommended, provides essential background (and present) for understanding American society, govt, and politics. ABN