Transplanted Head

I recently read an article in a book written by David Southwell about a Frankenstein/Dr. Moreau-esque experiment, and I'm hoping to find more information/confirmation of the subject.

The author states that in 1970 a Dr. Robert J. White severed the head of a rhesus monkey and successfully transplanted it to "the still-living but headless body of another rhesus monkey." The author further states the Dr.White wanted "former Superman star Christopher Reeve to be among the first humans to undergo the operation."

If this topic has been discussed elsewhere, please point me to it. If not, I hope this will be a successful topic of discussion. I would like to find more facts before going into more conspiratorial aspects of such bizarre science, and the implications it may have.

If this experiment was successful nearly 40 years ago, I seriously wonder what its modern equivalent would be, or even is. If you cross-reference modern surgery techniques, along with recent advances in cloning the implications are downright frightening. I am immediately reminded of the movie "The Island".

I also have trouble believing that such experiments have not been followed up on, tough never made public for obvious reasons. This could be the cure for nearly any ailment or injury, the only downside is who gets to donate the body.

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Military Training Ops Becoming Regular Occurrence Over Our Cities

When I was a kid, I used to watch movies like The Running Man, and was thankful that they were just movies. I knew that I was growing up in a free country, where something like they imagined could never ever happen. As a grownup today, I am not so sure. In many respects, the oppression of a totalitarian state that I got a taste of as a child watching films like that, is all around us today. Sometimes it is all too chilling for me how life imitates art.

Am I really in the minority here, feeling like there might be something wrong with this picture, having live military training exercises in the skies over our cities? If these pilots are so skilled to do it safely, then why do they need to do these exercises over the heads of millions of people? Over the heads of an already jittery public?

Have a look at the video in the link above, and then the news report here below.

"By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise." ~Adolf Hitler

Ghost Caught On Traffic Cam in Japan?

Pre-Crime Enforcement Becomes Reality

In true 1984-esqe visual appeal and taking a nod from the Minority Report, police cameras in New Jersey will bathe civilians on the street in red light anytime police believe they are about to commit a crime. Pre-crime enforcement, guilty until proven innocent. You will be targeted with this high-powered red-spotlight, marking you on the street as a criminal, even if you have not done anything wrong.

I have been on the fence about some advances in technology in relation to police surveillance. How it is being used, and what measures are being put in place to prevent abuses. Cameras for instance, are a fact of life in the modern world. So long as we as civilians can use cameras, I see no reason why law-enforcement should not be allowed to do the same. But only to a point. Storing vast databases for example, retaining certain information, could be seen as a violation of the public trust and the spirit of the Constitution.

But leaving that debate aside for now, this application of the "Red-Light" camera system seems to be an outright authoritarian abuse of technology. Do we get to sue the police for defamation? Or any other harm that might befall us being marked in such a way? What protections do we have to ensure that the innocent will not be marked with this red light? Oh, see, I forgot already. Everyone they intend to mark is in fact innocent. They intend to use this tool to mark someone about to commit a crime. So what legal definition do we have under the Constitution which sets the criteria for accusing a citizen of committing a crime before they have done anything wrong at all? Maybe next they will come up with a system which projects LED yellow triangles or stars of David on our backs as we walk down the streets.


Time Lapse of Nukes Since 1945

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.


Tracking Your Movments Using License-Plate Database

Read the article here:

Company hoarding license-plate data on US drivers


The Only Good Cop Is An Ex-Cop

It can be difficult and heart-wrenching for someone like me, to rail against the police the way I do. After all, I have done law-enforcement work myself, I am a first-responder, I work closely with police to this day, I have police officers in my family, I have police officers who I count as friends. And for those reasons, so many people cannot understand why oh why I would ever talk bad about the police, and so loudly as I do to actually print anti-police articles in a public blog.

Please take the time to read this article I stumbled across, which really nails down the reasons behind a seemingly incongruous standpoint. Here is an excpert, with the full article hotlinked in the title headline...

There Are No Good Cops

There are no good cops anymore.  They’re all bad.  Even this former New Orleans cop says 70% of his department should be fired or indicted.

Don’t email me about your best friend from high school who you swear is a good cop.  He’s not a good cop.  Neither is the cop who lives down the street who has the fun July 4th party every year.  Your cop uncle isn’t a good cop either.  They’re all bad cops.  They might all be good people, great people, when you hang out with them on their days off, but being a good person outside the job does not translate into being a good cop.
If your cop friend has ever ticketed or arrested someone for a victimless crime he’s a bad cop and the poor souls he arrested or ticketed were so for committing acts that harmed nobody.

Imagine if a normal citizen started going around acting like a typical cop.  Imagine a normal-looking guy in regular clothes handcuffing people, throwing them in the back of his vehicle, and then locking them up in his dungeon because he doesn’t approve of them consuming marijuana, carrying a handgun on their person for self-defense without government permission, or even fishing without a license.  Imagine if this guy was demanding that people who don’t wear their seatbelts give him money.  Imagine if this person was claiming the right to use violent force against anyone who didn’t comply and the right to kill anyone who physically fought back.

Regardless of whether or not he believed he was doing a good deed, such an individual would rightly be seen as crazed and criminal.  But this is exactly what typical police do on a daily basis.

The only good cop is an ex-cop who left the force disgusted by the number of victimless crime laws he was asked to enforce.

(Article continues at source.)

In the past, I have used this video as an example of the mentality of the modern policing. The victim was lucky that she was not seriously injured or killed, but that should make it no less appalling the way police laugh and joke about their violent assault against a peaceful citizen. Perhaps you can point out here, which cop in this crowd, was the "good cop."

And just for the record, it's not that myself or people like myself hate police as individuals or that we don't appreciate the good deeds they do. But being likeable people, doing good deeds, does not make police immune from scrutiny for the very bad things they do and the fascist laws they uphold.

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