Under Trilateral Commissioner Ashton Carter, Department Of Defense Shifts Focus To Climate Change

On February 17, 2015, President Obama appointed technocrat Ashton Carter to the cabinet position of Secretary of Defense.

Carter’s background and education is steeped in science. In 1976, he received a double-major in Physics and Medieval History from Yale University, graduating summa cum laude. After becoming a Rhodes Scholar, he received a doctorate in Theoretical Physics in 1979. After this formal education, Carter did postdoctoral work as a research associate fellow at Rockefeller University from 1979 to 1989 and as a research fellow at MIT.

Turning away from his career in theoretical physics, Carter instead pursued a career in political science, quickly rising up the ranks of academia and the Department of Defense.

The only reference to Ashton Carter being a member of the Trilateral Commission is on the Trilateral Commission’s own membership list. His online biographies have apparently been scrubbed of this fact.

Subsequently, Carter subtly changed the mission of the Department of Defense with the following press release:

DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 — Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday.

The Senate Appropriations Committee requested the report in conjunction with the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, asking that the undersecretary of defense for policy provide a report that identifies the most serious and likely climate-related security risks for each combatant command and the ways those commands integrate risk mitigation into their planning processes.

Fragile States Vulnerable to Disruption

The report finds that climate change is a security risk, Pentagon officials said, because it degrades living conditions, human security and the ability of governments to meet the basic needs of their populations. Communities and states that already are fragile and have limited resources are significantly more vulnerable to disruption and far less likely to respond effectively and be resilient to new challenges, they added.

“The Department of Defense’s primary responsibility is to protect national security interests around the world,” officials said in a news release announcing the report’s submission. “This involves considering all aspects of the global security environment and planning appropriately for potential contingencies and the possibility of unexpected developments both in the near and the longer terms.

“It is in this context,” they continued, “that the department must consider the effects of climate change — such as sea level rise, shifting climate zones and more frequent and intense severe weather events — and how these effects could impact national security.”

Integrating Climate-Related Impacts Into Planning

To reduce the national security implications of climate change, combatant commands are integrating climate-related impacts into their planning cycles, officials said. The ability of the United States and other countries to cope with the risks and implications of climate change requires monitoring, analysis and integration of those risks into existing overall risk management measures, as appropriate for each combatant command, they added.

The report concludes the Defense Department already is observing the impacts of climate change in shocks and stressors to vulnerable nations and communities, including in the United States, the Arctic, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, officials said.

Thus, we see that Carter is “integrating climate-related impacts into their planning cycles.”

In contrast and according to the Department’s own web site, “The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.”

Is this a significant shift? You bet it is, and it is at the instance of a top-tier global technocrat, Ashton Carter.




Smart Dust: Real-time Tracking Of Everything, Everywhere

TN Note: DARPA is a driver of Technocracy in the 21st Century. Its creation of computerized microscopic sensors no larger than a spec of dust will surpass the Internet of Things (IoT) by orders of magnitude. Known as “Smart Dust”, an area can be blanketed to achieve 100% real-time monitoring of everything in every nook and cranny. Also, Smart Dust can be incorporated in fabric, building materials, paint or any other substance use in construction, decoration or wearables.

The year is 2035, and Sgt. Bill Traverse and his team of commandos are performing a “sweep and clean” operation through a portion of the war-torn Mexico City. Their job is to find any hidden pockets of resistance and flush them out and back through the neutral zone or eliminate them. The drones that provide surveillance overhead cannot offer much support in the twisting alleys and passageways of the sprawling metropolis and the helmet-based HUD systems that soldiers are equipped with are useless in a city where all technical infrastructure was destroyed years ago.

Sgt. Traverse isn’t navigating blind, though. He and his team use Dust, portable packets of sensors that float in the air throughout the entire city and track movement, biometric indicators, temperature change and chemical composition of everything in their city. The Dust sensors send information back to their HUD displays through a communications receiver carried by a member of the team. Traverse can tell, from the readings that Dust gives him, if there are people around the next corner and if they are holding weapons. His team can then proceed accordingly …

This scene of Sgt. Traverse and his merry men is a fiction. The concept of Dust is not.

The idea of the Internet of Things is so passé. The general concept of the Internet of Things is that we can put a sensor on anything and have it send data back to a database through the Internet. In this way we can monitor everything, everywhere and build smarter systems that are more interactive than ever before.

Putting sensors on stuff? Boring. What if the sensors were in the air, everywhere? They could monitor everything—temperature, humidity, chemical signatures, movement, brainwaves—everything.

The technology is called Smart Dust and it’s not quite as crazy (or as new) as you might think.

Smart Dust as a concept originated out of a research project by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Research And Development Corporation (RAND) in the early 1990s. We use the military anecdote above because it was these military research groups that first conceptualized Smart Dust but the practical application of the technology can be applied to almost any industry. Dust in the fields monitoring the crops. Dust in the factories monitoring the output of machines. Dust in your body monitoring your entire state of well being. Dust in the forests tracking animal migration patterns, wind and humidity.

The entire world could be quantified with this type of ubiquitous sensor technology. But how does it really work?

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CERN Scientists Hope To Open Portal To Parallel Universe

TN Note: Bolstered by the discovery of the Higgs Bosom particle (or, the “God Particle”), scientists at CERN are convinced that they can discover multiple parallel realities by opening up black holes. This is stuff more likely to occur in a Star Trek movie than in real life, the they are convinced…

The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect – or even create – miniature black holes.

If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.

It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say.

The experiment is sure to inflame alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle collider would spell the end of our universe with the creation a black hole of its own.

But so far Geneva remains intact and comfortably outside the event horizon.

Indeed the LHC has been spectacularly successful. First scientists proved the existence of the elusive Higgs boson ‘God particle’ – a key building block of the universe – and it is seemingly well on the way to nailing ‘dark matter’ – a previously undetectable theoretical possibility that is now thought to make up the majority of matter in the universe.

But next week’s experiment is considered to be a game changer.

Mir Faizal, one of the three-strong team of physicists behind the experiment, said: “Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two dimensional objects [breadth and length] can exist in a third dimension [height], parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions.

“We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC.

“Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualised.

“This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science.

“This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions.

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Update: Scientists Learn How To Change Your Beliefs

TN Note: Thanks to William Briggs for writing a proper rebuttal to this earlier article and debunking the skewed methodology that was used to come to absurd conclusions.

Here’s the breathless headline: “Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God — with MAGNETS.

Wait. Attitudes toward God and immigrants? Are these a natural pair? The newspaper thought so. They tell of an experiment which “claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants.” How’s it done? “Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation” researchers can “safely shut down certain groups of neurones” in the brain.

It seems to have worked. Volunteers were coaxed into having their brains zapped by giant magnets. And, lo! “Belief in God was reduced almost by a third, while participants became 28.5 per cent less bothered by immigration numbers.”

The news report was based on the paper “Neuromodulation of group prejudice and religious belief” by Colin Holbrook and four others in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. This paper is one in a long line of studies that purport to explain the workings of the human mind based on responses to simple questionnaires.

It’s true. Scientists in some fields have convinced themselves they can quantify the unquantifiable. They believe hideously complex human emotions can be adequately represented on scales of 1 to 5 (or some other bounds). For instance, on a scale of -4 to 4, how much do you agree with the statement, “There exists an all-powerful, all-knowing, loving God”?

Before you answer, consider. Is the distance in belief from 3 to 4 the same as it is from 2 to 3, and from 1 to 2, and so on? Are these distances exactly the same in all people? What happens if the scale were to be changed from -4 to 4 to one from 1 to 9, which is the same length? Would the results be the same? Does everybody agree on the precise definitions of “all-powerful,” “all-knowing” and so on?

The answer is obviously no to all these questions, but Holbrook’s results, and the results from thousands of such investigations, assume the answer is yes. It’s worse than this. Consider the same question about God but after you answer these two questions: “Please briefly describe the emotions that the thought of your own death arouses in you” and “Please jot down, as specifically as you can, what you think will happen to your body as you physically die and once you are physically dead.”

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Obama Using Behavioral Science To Influence People’s Behavior

TN Note: This is a very deep rabbit hole, but one that must be fully revealed. In 2014, Obama launched the Social and Behavioral Science Team (SBST) to allow technocrats to experiment with ways to mess with people’s behavior, decision-making process and beliefs. Such tools in the hands of a government already demonstrating hostility toward its citizens are extremely dangerous.

For the past year, the Obama administration has been running an experiment: Is it possible to make policy more effective by using psychology on citizens?

The nickname is “nudging”—the idea that policymakers can change people’s behavior just by presenting choices or information differently. The classic example is requiring people to opt out of being an organ donor, instead of opting in, when they sign up for a driver’s license. Without any change in rules, the small tweak has boosted the number of registered organ donors in many states.

Nudging has gained a lot of high-profile advocates, including behavioral-law guru Cass Sunstein and former budget czar Peter Orszag. Not everyone likes the idea—“the behaviorists are saying that you, consumer, are stupid,” said Bill Shughart, a professor of public choice at Utah State University—but President Obama was intrigued enough that he actually hired Sunstein, a law professor at Harvard who co-wrote the best-known book about the topic, “Nudge.”

The president officially adopted the idea last year when he launched the White House’s Social and Behavioral Science Team (SBST), a cross-agency effort to bring behavioral science research into the policymaking process. Now the team has published its first annual report on this experiment.

How did it go? Mostly, the efforts appear to have worked, though it’s hard to know how much impact they’ll have. In part this is because the SBST’s efforts are small—just 15 proof-of-concept projects in its first year—and limited by agencies and laws in how bold they could be.

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Scientists Learn How To Change Your Beliefs

TN Note: Once the scientific method of mind control is discovered, there is 100% certainty that it will be eventually used for nefarious purposes by nefarious people. This would make simple work of re-education camps that could actually be nothing more than simple yet mandated outpatient treatments.

A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values.Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems.Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers.

TMS, which is used to treat depression, involves placing a large electromagnetic coil against the scalp which creates electric currents that stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood control.Researchers found the technique radically altered religious perceptions and prejudice.Belief in God was reduced almost by a third, while participants became 28.5 per cent less bothered by immigration numbers.

y of York, said: “People often turn to ideology when they are confronted by problems.”We wanted to find out whether a brain region that is linked with solving concrete problems, like deciding how to move one’s body to overcome an obstacle, is also involved in solving abstract problems addressed by ideology.”The scientists targeted the posterior medial frontal cortex, a brain region a few inches up from the forehead that is associated with detecting and responding to problems.Read full story here…




Technocrat Al Gore Won’t Deny He Will Run For President

TN Note: Several months ago, this editor predicted that Al Gore might run for President. He is the only Democrat in sight that has a relatively clean bio, and has been out of politics long enough (15 years) that the younger generation of Democrats will remember nothing of his tenure as Vice President under Bill Clinton. Furthermore, Gore has a latent yet defeated passion to be president, and that never fades away. Both Clinton and Gore were members of the elitist Trilateral Commission.

We all know where former vice president Al Gore stands when it comes to climate change, but what about a presidential bid for 2016? His name has routinely been floated as a potential Democratic candidate at every primary since losing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, but unlike 2004 and 2008, the environmental activist has yet to publicly rule out the possibility of a run. In fact, he’s remained especially shy on the subject this time around, keeping us all wondering about what would be a major political comeback.

But when Fusion’s Jorge Ramos had a chance to catch up with Gore in Miami while he was in town for a conference held by The Climate Reality Project (of which he is Chairman and founder), Gore carefully chose his words when asked point-blank if he will run, and never flat-out said, “No.”

“Are you considering running for president?” Ramos asked.

“I’m a recovering politician,” Gore said. “I’ve said that before but it’s still true. And the longer I go without a relapse, the less likely there will be one.”

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Scientists Demand End to Microbeads in Manufacturing

Scientists are calling for an outright federal ban on plastic microbeads commonly used in body washes, face scrubs, and toothpaste, explaining that the micro-sized assailants pose an increasingly lethal threat to ocean, freshwater, and river wildlife across the globe.

In a recent report, researchers from seven institutions have estimated that every day, a whopping 808 trillion microbeads are washed down drains in the United States, while some 8 trillion microbeads are dumped into our waterways in effluent released from wastewater treatment plants. That is enough to cover more than 300 tennis courts daily. Once in aquatic environments, these microbeads, which are made of hydrocarbons, absorb pollutants and are often mistaken for fish eggs, zooplankton, or other forms of food by wildlife, which ingest them.

“Microbeads become reservoirs of contaminants, wherever the current is taking them,” said Alison Chase, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “The plastic microbeads are not necessary in any form, and there is a big question about whether or not these could be potentially passed onto people when we eat seafood.”

For Stephanie Green, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University and co-author of the report, microbeads present an unprecedented challenge due to their size. “People are becoming increasingly aware of the problem of persisting plastics in the environment,” Green said. “But these are tiny little fragments of plastic and many people are using these products, but are unaware that plastic is involved — it’s an out of sight, out of mind problem.”

Related: Microbeads Kill Animals and Destroy the Environment — So California May Ban Them

But the state of California has given Green and other scientists reason to believe that the concerns could soon gain traction on a federal level. Earlier this month, state legislators passed a comprehensive ban on microbeads that conservation advocates are calling the strongest legislation yet. While weaker bills have passed in seven other US states, loopholes written into the laws fail to protect aquatic environments from harmful alternatives to microbeads.

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O’Malley, Obamacare And The Technocracy Myth

When Democrat Martin O’Malley announced his presidential bid, the media billed him as part of a new generation of talented technocrats. The former Maryland governor, as one outlet put it, “helped pioneer a data-driven approach that made government more efficient.” These people have evidently forgotten the spectacular failure of Maryland’s online Obamacare exchange, which crashed moments after launch because O’Malley and his administration studiously ignored ominous data provided by its technical experts. In other words, O’Malley’s “data-driven approach” didn’t involve looking at actual data. It consisted primarily of telling the media that Maryland’s exchange would be a “model for the nation.”

Meanwhile, the danger signs mounted. As the Washington Post reported at the time, “More than a year before Maryland launched its health insurance exchange, senior state officials failed to heed warnings that no one was ultimately accountable for the $170 million project and that the state lacked a plausible plan for how it would be ready.” And these concerns continued to be ignored right up to the go-live date. Even when the top information technology official resigned, O’Malley and his people somehow failed to get the message. This avoidable debacle culminated last week in a settlement requiring the IT firm Noridian Healthcare Solutions to refund $45 million of the $73 million it was paid to bungle the project.

But the moral of this tale transcends O’Malley’s obvious limitations and even the multifarious flaws of Obamacare. The meltdown of Maryland’s exchange will help to explode the myth that a new breed of technocrats can deliver good government where mere politicians encumbered by inconvenient laws cannot. It was this fallacy that motivated the Democrat-controlled Congress that created Obamacare to cede much of its power to executive branch bureaucrats, and it is behind many of the illegal executive orders issued by the President. O’Malley’s pratfalls are a useful reminder the hyper-competent technocrat is a myth. And the other state-run exchanges provide an equally telling catalogue of incompetence and waste.

Despite having received billions of taxpayer dollars in federal planning grants, early innovator grants, and establishment grants, most of the states that elected to set up Obamacare exchanges have failed to get them completely up-and-running. As Reason points out, a draft report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says most state-run exchanges are still unable to perform certain essential tasks: “Most states running their own exchanges under the law have yet to complete work on some critical exchange functionality, such as verifying eligibility for subsidies, paying insurers, and reporting data to the Internal Revenue Service.” For this mess the taxpayers have paid out about $5 billion in start-up grants.

Even worse, the states that received all this grant money have not been able tell the federal government where it was spent. How can that be? Because the regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) haven’t required them to keep track of it with any real specificity: “Rather than require states to report spending on specific products, CMS required states running their own exchanges to report spending on five general categories—IT contracts, IT consultants, IT personnel, IT equipment, and IT supplies.” In other words, the states that “cooperated” with the Obama administration in setting up Obamacare exchanges quite literally don’t know where the money went.

One of the worst exchange disasters occurred in Hawaii, where Democrat Governor David Ige has been so closely identified with the word “technocrat” in the media that it is practically part of his name. Ige’s fingerprints are all over the failed Hawaii Health Connector, which he co-sponsored as a state senator and that he helped make a reality by working closely with then Governor Neil Abercrombie. The fruit of Ige’s labor was an exchange that swallowed up $130 million of $205 million in federal grants to produce an incredibly glitch-prone Obamacare exchange that enrolled only 37,000 people between 2013 launch and Ige’s move from the state Senate to the Governor’s mansion in January of this year.

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Data Dominance: Technocracy’s Final Hurdle

Within the last week, stunning revelations prove conclusively that: a) an extensive and comprehensive, multi-faceted database already exists on all Americans and b) The specific purpose of the data is to control and micro-manage the entire population.

In Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation I demonstrated that a comprehensive data monitoring system on the entire societal system is the holy grail of Technocracy, without which absolute control would not be possible.

On July 18, 2015, Paul Sperry wrote in the NY Post, Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database. It is important to note that the mere existence of data by itself does not imply intent. Intention and purpose are only revealed by humans when they seek to find answers to questions posed for whatever reason. In this case, Obama is sifting an existing database to find specific answers relating to race and diversity issues.

The same database could just as easily calculate everyone’s carbon footprint, reveal political preferences and involvements, list supporters of Sustainable Development and Global Governance, and much more. Basically, once the data is collected, the sky is the limit as to the kind of questions that can be asked of it.

The scope of data mining revealed includes information on healthcare, housing, home loans, credit cards, employment and education. Other sources (i.e., Ed Snowden’s revelations on NSA spying) reveal massive data collections of all emails, phone calls, text and chat messages, social media activity, vehicle license plate readers, facial recognition and energy consumption (via Smart Grid/Smart Meters).

Background

Technocracy was originally proposed and documented in 1934 as a replacement economic system for Capitalism and Free Enterprise, to be based on energy currency instead of monetary currency and supply and demand economic principles. Many observers then and now have concluded that if fully implemented, Technocracy would result in a totalitarian form of scientific dictatorship.

The fifth of the seven key requirements for implementing Technocracy was plainly recorded in the Technocracy Study Course in 1934: “Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.”

Control over what? The Technocrat magazine (1938) gave a succinct summary of Technocracy’s purpose and scope: “Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population…”

The economic nature of Technocracy is revealed throughout their own documents, as well as it is today. For instance, the NYPost article notes Obama’s purpose as “racial and economic justice.”

Free Enterprise calls for the distribution of goods and services based on supply and demand depending on consumer preferences; Technocracy ignores the consumer and makes arbitrary decisions on which goods and services will be created, what they will cost, and to whom they will be distributed. To the technocrat, societal engineering is the ultimate expression of micro-management down to the very last minutiae of existence.

Purpose and Intention

Obama seeks to use the master database of personal information to answer questions about “racial and economic justice.” Sperry concludes,

“Obama is presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in US history. He is creating a diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society.”

Such are the unmistakeable markers of Technocracy-in-process.

But the intentional use of data to manipulate society and the people in it is only just beginning.

Micromanaging Travel: A Smart Meter For Your Car

On 7/12/2015, Leo Hohmann wrote in WND, “Feds want to track your every move on road“, which detailed Oregon’s new “Vehicle Miles Traveled” tax, or VMT. VMT is predicated on placing a discrete GPS tracking device in every vehicle that will report wirelessly your exact travel route during the reporting period. You would then be sent a tax bill for your “share” of the road.

A University of Iowa study revealed the Devil in the details of how individual taxation will take place. A customized tax rate will be applied to each vehicle based on its owner’s “carbon footprint”. How would they know what your carbon footprint is? Well, your master profile has all the information needed for the calculation:

– How many and what type of vehicles do you own?
– Do you ride to work on a bicycle or mass transit?
– How much electricity and gas do you use in your home?
– How large is your home?
– Where do you live? In the country? Suburb? Urban dweller?
– How efficient are your appliances?
– How many children do you have?
– How many plane flights do you take?
– How much waste/garbage does your household produce?

The VMT is comparable to a “smart meter” for you car, and is being rolled out by Federal mandate, in similar fashion to the kickstart of Smart Grid in 2009. Twenty-nine states are already proposing legislation to follow in Oregon’s footsteps, and the Department of Transportation is already working within all fifty states to accelerate acceptance.

Hohmann concludes, “If this sounds like a line straight from the United Nations’ sustainability agenda, that’s because it is.”

Conclusion and Endgame

So here we have two concrete examples of how data from multiple sources is being combined to force policy issues regulating all of society.

Data is being collected at an unprecedented rate in all of world history. Virtually every piece of digital information in existence is being stored in Federal systems, such as the massive NSA facility in Utah that has capacity to hold 100 percent of all data on the planet. The full societal impact of current data stored has not yet been felt because data analysis technology has not kept pace with storage technology. In fact, current computer technology is completely and permanently inadequate to analyze such volumes of data in a timely fashion.

This is rapidly changing, however, and the recent advent of quantum computing technology should become fully operational within a 2019-2021 timeframe – that’s just 4 to 6 years away from now! Quantum computers operate at the molecular level and can potentially speed up data operations by several orders of magnitude. One writer states that even first generation quantum computers make the fastest desktop computer seem like an abacus by comparison.

Although universities and large computer companies are working non-stop on developing quantum computers, the NSA and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) are leading the charge, fully expecting to receive the first benefits on behalf of the emerging Technocracy.

Technocracy’s final hurdle is data domination. When completed, Technocracy will assert itself over every facet of existence in America. There will be no turning back. Resistance will be punished. Freedom and Liberty will permanently sink back into the dark ages of history.

Will Americans recognize the threat and respond? This writer certainly hopes so, but thus far the response has been minimal.


Special Note

The only book in print today that addresses historic and modern Technocracy is Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. It is highly recommended to purchase and read this book immediately, and then to distribute copies to everyone you know.