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My name given to me here on Earth is Daniel. My physical altitude is 6' 2". I am an Artistic Philosopher (Multimedia Specialist). My main objective here on Earth is to remind human beings that we are all the same species. Through my visions, I will inspire my fellow beings to transcend to higher perspectives.
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    to wrap it all up: final...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.

    Very Interesting Clip. I recommend EVERYONE WATCH THIS.

    The person who conducted the Stamford experiment recently wrote a very interesting book called The Lucifer Effect that goes in alot of depth behind why and how these transformations happen. Here is an introduction by him:

    “Rather than providing a religious analysis, however, I offer a psychological account of how ordinary people sometimes turn evil and commit unspeakable acts. As part of this account, The Lucifer Effect tells, for the first time, the full story behind the Stanford Prison Experiment, a now-classic study I conducted in 1971. In that study, normal college students were randomly assigned to play the role of guard or inmate for two weeks in a simulated prison, yet the guards quickly became so brutal that the experiment had to be shut down after only six days.

    How and why did this transformation take place, and what does it tell us about recent events such as the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuses in Iraq? Equally important, what does it say about the “nature of human nature,” and what does it suggest about effective ways to prevent such abuses in the future?

    Please join me in a journey that the poet Milton might describe as making “darkness visible.” Although it is often hard to read about evil up close and personal, we must understand its causes in order to contain and transform it through wise decisions and innovative communal actions. Indeed, in my view, there is no more urgent task that faces us today.”

    — Philip Zimbardo
    Professor Emeritus
    Stanford University
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    This is a very interesting topic and thought I would share it with the community for those of you who don't know about this.

    In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world— through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

    Fast Facts, Shocks and their Aftermath from the Shock Doctrine Short Film

    Chile, 1973

    * 50,000 tortured
    * 80,000 imprisoned
    * Public spending cut by 50%
    * Incomes for the rich up 83%
    * 45% of population in poverty

    Wars – Falklands War, 1982

    * 910 people die
    * Thatcher's popularity doubles
    * She privatizes gas, steel, airlines, telephones
    * She declares war on unions
    * Thousands are injured
    * Unemployment triples
    * Number of poor increases by 100%


    * China 1989 – hundreds killed
    * Thousands jailed and tortured
    * China becomes sweatshop to the world
    * China embraces "free market" capitalism
    * Factory wages: $1/day

    Russia, 1993

    * Yeltsin attacks parliament
    * Hundreds killed
    * Parliament burned
    * Opposition arrested
    * 72 million impoverished
    * 17 new billionaires created

    Terrorist Attacks – New York, 2001

    * Attacks launch "War on Terror." It is privatized.
    * US spy agencies outsource 70% of their budgets
    * Pentagon increases budget for contractors by $137 billion/year
    * Department of Homeland Security spends $130 billion on private contractors

    Invasions – Iraq, 2003

    * The most privatized war in modern history
    * US decrees 200 state companies will be privatized
    * Hundreds of thousands killed
    * 4 million displaced

    Natural Disasters – Sri Lanka, 2004

    * 35,000 dead
    * Coastline handed over to hotels and industry
    * Nearly 1 million displaced
    * Fishing people forbidden to rebuild homes by the sea

    Information retrieved from: NaomiKlein.Org
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