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Analysis of ODNI Statements On Russian Interference

On Friday 7 October 2016, the ODNI released a Joint Statement from the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security.

Seemingly contradictory assertions are being made in this statement. For example, it states that the U.S. Intelligence Community is “confident” that these compromises were directed by the Russian government while admitting that “we are not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government”. Likewise, stating that the “alleged hacked” e-mails or thefts and “ disclosures” released through DCLeaks, WikiLeaks, and the Guccifer 2.0 persona, are “consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts”, undermines the narrative of Russian interference. There is simply too much indirect language and too many degrees of separation.

The language and terminology of the statement make it very difficult to understand what is and isn’t being asserted, exactly. It’s almost as if the statement is intentionally indirect and non-commital.

On Wednesday 14 December 2016, the ODNI released a Statement on Requests for Additional Information of Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.

An important part of this statement is the acknowledgment of briefings on Capitol Hill and that the USIC will make its findings available to the public “consistent with protecting intelligence sources and methods”.

The briefings are probably the source of media misinterpretation from various “officials”. In regard to the inability to produce full evidence of Russian interference, it’s both reasonable and unreasonable. For the safety of sources, potential operatives, and techniques, it makes sense not to reveal particular information and to keep it classified. However, for something of this extremity and for the sheer sake of dissolving the potentiality of any further propaganda on either side, it demands evidence. Without evidence, WikiLeaks is vindicated within the minds of Americans and belief in Russian involvement dissolves. In fact, 71% of Americans do NOT believe the Russian government was involved.

On Wednesday 16 December 2016, the ODNI released a statement in regard to their previous statements.

The strange part of this statement is that it reasserts the claims of the first statement and continues to utilize the terminology of disclosures of “alleged hacked” e-mails. However, it only refers to e-mail compromises in relation to the Guccifer 2.0 persona and claims that those disclosures were intended to interfere with the U.S. election process. This implies the “alleged hacked” emails were leaked through the directed efforts of the Russian government to interfere with the election process. What does this imply of the other leaks and their sources, though? Is the USIC only accusing the Guccifer 2.0 leaks of being a Russian-directed effort?

There’s an underlying impression that these statements and that the general narrative of Russian interference is to veil political corruption and mishap and perhaps even interagency dispute. It could also be that maintaining the narrative of Russian interference is a form of leverage against Russia.

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Predicting the future: IoT Data Mining & Casual Foresight

The next leap in technology and human capability will come with the endless possibilities of the Internet of Things and big data mining combined to create predictive models for the future.

Once the potential issues regarding security are resolved IoT will head the forefront of data mining. With countless devices connected to each other within an overarching network, it will be possible to locate and measure things to an astonishing degree based on the endless data that these networks will provide.

Big data already helps obtain a sense of casual foresight and that will expand with the integration of IoT into our daily lives. By analyzing the data and patterns that emerge we could begin to create theoretical models that could act as casual forecasts. Even the way you use your mouse could become a predictive variable in who or what is happening or could happen.

The necessity for proper regulation is of the utmost importance in regards to breaches of personal privacy but this movement is more about the well-being of humanity itself than the individual.

If we as a species have casual foresight we can save ourselves from foreign threats or even save ourselves from ourselves. That is the goal. In fact, data mining is already used to predict criminal hotspots and the ability to map criminality will only improve with time. Furthermore, as we transition into a global identity, there will be no desire or necessity to hide things because everyone and everything will be connected. You will be “they” and to harm or hide things would only come to the detriment of yourself.

It’s quite ironic that we desire to be understood but fear it at the same time, that we dream of people coming together and yet stifle the technology that would lead to exactly that. The movement toward more and more transparency is undeniable and unstoppable, though. This is the future.

Sammy R. LaPoint © 2016


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Magicians of the Gods: Survivors of a lost civilization destroyed by global cataclysms 

Randall Carlson and Graham Hancock joined Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast to discuss Magicians of the Gods, Hancock’s sequel to his multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods. Magicians of the Gods further investigates the mysteries of our past and the evidence of an advanced civilization destroyed by global cataclysms.

Approaching the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a massive comet entered our solar system from the depths of space. The comet broke into various fragments and some of those fragments smashed into our planet causing a global cataclysm that parallels the extinction of the dinosaurs.

A portion of these comet fragments hit the North American ice cap and other fragments hit the European ice cap. The impacts of these fragments approaching Earth at 60,000 miles an hour generated massive amounts of heat that instantly melted millions of square kilometers of ice, which destabilized the Earth’s crust and caused a global deluge. Evidence of this event can be seen in the large ripples visible in the Camas Prairie and massive boulders that were carried by glaciers known as glacial erratics.

Another series of comet impacts that were equally destructive caused further cataclysmic flooding 11,600 years ago, which is the exact date that Plato gives for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis.

The ancients created accounts of this deluge that are reflected in various mythologies such as the Epic of Gilgamesh. These accounts were adapted and adopted into other religions, which is why the Abrahamic tale of Noah’s Ark resembles other flood myths that predate it. These flood myths should not be dismissed too quickly as tales of sea risings have been told accurately for 10,000 years and could act as linguistic repositories of factual information.[1]

What happened in North America 12,800 and 11,600 years ago is so important,” Hancock says.

That period stands right in the foundations of what we think of as the beginning, the origins of civilization and yet, mainstream archeology and historians have not taken it into account and I don’t blame them for that. This is new information. This is new science,” he continues.

Hancock and Carlson believe an advanced civilization that prospered during the Ice Age was destroyed by these two global cataclysms between 12,000 and 11,600 years ago.

The survivors of these global cataclysms became known as the sages and magicians and were responsible for creating the deluge accounts and reseeding civilization with comparatively advanced understanding such as the knowledge of celestial bodies. Survivors settled at key locations like Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, and Peru.

Rogan questions whether or not the hypothesis of Hancock and Carlson has been refuted or adopted by mainstream academia to which Hancock states that every major criticism of the hypothesis has been refuted and that evidence for the hypothesis continues to emerge. The three conclude that academia is often slow to accept alternative theories and hypotheses due to emotional investments and fears of losing academic credibility.

Interestingly, Carlson goes on to explain how Masonic symbolism mirrors the hypothesis in its symbolism which often depicts comets, celestial bodies, and Noah’s Ark.

Mirrored from my article at Disinfo.

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Is IoT the initial stage of our global identity?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the future. Major governments and economic blocks around the world are already investing in it.

IoT will create a global network of physical objects embedded with sensors, software, and network connectivity, which will allow physical objects to exchange information with us and other physical objects.

IoT will create a sense of interconnectedness that was previously unimaginable. In fact, IoT could be the initial stage of a global identity in which our individualistic identities and the objects attached to them will begin to merge and work collectively as a centralized network.

Does that seem far-fetched? Well, consider the interconnectivity already created through the internet. After the Paris attacks cities around the world lit their major landmarks in support of Paris. It was a beautiful act of global solidarity and displayed just how connected we truly are.

With IoT, such a thing will be magnified tenfold as perceived separation dissolves and we begin to response to life collectively. We (what we perceive as ourselves and the objects we use) will emphasize together, work together, dream together, and build together.

This is what we can expect around the corner and it could lead to something far greater; a global identity, in which we no longer perceive ourselves as separate entities but a single entity.

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