‘The war in the East is underway. Yet how are all the troops kept active, alert and engaging’??
Many today are unaware that the Nazi war machine was not powered on ideology alone, no it was powered on pervitin (known today as ‘crystal Meth’)
“After it was first introduced into the market in 1938, Pervitin, a methamphetamine drug newly developed by the Berlin-based Temmler pharmaceutical company, quickly became a top seller among the German civilian population. According to a report in the Klinische Wochenschrift (“Clinical Weekly”), the supposed wonder drug was brought to the attention of Otto Ranke, a military doctor and director of the Institute for General and Defense Physiology at Berlin’s Academy of Military Medicine. The effects of amphetamines are similar to those of the adrenaline produced by the body, triggering a heightened state of alert. In most people, the substance increases self-confidence, concentration and the willingness to take risks, while at the same time reducing sensitivity to pain, hunger and thirst, as well as reducing the need for sleep. In September 1939, Ranke tested the drug on 90 university students, and concluded that Pervitin could help the Wehrmacht win the war. At first Pervitin was tested on military drivers who participated in the invasion of Poland. Then, according to criminologist Wolf Kemper, it was “unscrupulously distributed to troops fighting at the front.”
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It is not a new thing to use drugs to compel people to go out and kill. For Arab and Turk rulers ‘hashish’ was their choice of control to get their people to go out and kill the enemy; or to agree to lay siege to the city of another people.
As we consider realities in the United States in the present day, we should remind ourselves that the problem of violence once again is not sourced the ‘ownership of firearms’ by law abiding persons but instead is sourced primarily in the control and effect of mind altering drugs on the handler of a weapon.
Yes, ask who is selling the weapons. Ask who is selling the pharmaceuticals?
What is in vaccines that many jurisdictions wants to make mandatory on parents for their kids?
We were Warned in Advance
It is interesting that in the Bible, written ‘millenia ago, that it is written, that the condition of world at the end of times shall be one where ‘people everywhere shall be addicted to and under the control of drugs.’
The word used to describe this seduced and seducing condition was ‘pharmakeia‘
Imagine right now you are a student at your local high school. It is 4 a.m. You are sleeping in bed. Then the door of your home is kicked open. There is loud shouting. Not shouting -‘orders’! Orders for all to come downstairs and depart immediately…
On 16 and 17 September 1976, masked men raided homes under cover of darkness, taking students away to clandestine detention centres in what became known as the “Night of the Pencils”. It concluded five days later when Camps’ henchmen kidnapped the student Pablo Diaz. He was taken to a detention center, joining his fellow high school activists, where they were tortured and some were killed or reported missing and presumed dead.
Cover of film ‘La Noche Los Lapices (The Night of the Pencils)
by Hector Olivera
So, when’s the last time you been to the game?
Where? At the stadium?
‘Who’s playing tonight’?
Yankee Stadium is installing people checking biometric software through “Clear” corporation
Florida Atlantic University’s stadium being converted into a prison
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) sells stadium naming rights to a prison company
“Tokyo #3, D3, “Nagaoka Shi, Yokohama Baseball Stadium, Niigata Ken [Prefecture], Hokuetsu.” The company served by prisoner slaves was ZOSHU
Yes, the stadium.
Like sports? Me too!
Hey, remember that Ebbets Field Game (Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller)
‘Biometrics’ is now part of the game.
The stadium is the new airport; with the shopping malls coming on board too as former public places are privatized ( or centralized)
Yankee Stadium is the third Major League Baseball park to implement the platform provided by Clear.
Stadium, coliseum, etc…
The Romans found good use for it – ‘and how about us today’?
If you’ve ever spent a long time in line outside a stadium, you know the frustration. You’ve already paid for a ticket, only to wait for the privilege of going inside—where you’ll probably spend more of your money. The New York Yankees know it too. And so the baseball club has partnered with the tech security company Clear to ease stadium entry.
Based in New York City, Clear calls itself a “secure identity platform” and uses biometrics—your fingerprint—for faster entry at airports and other venues. Here’s how it works: Skip the traditional line, step up to a screen or mounted tablet, and lay down your finger. Clear recognizes you and your information and authorizes entry. You still need to present your ticket to a ticketing agent, but you can skip the security line. (There are still random screenings.) Think of Clear as a TSA Pre-Check or Walt Disney FastPass for the ballpark.
Clear is available at 12 airports in the U.S. (including San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas) but only began appearing in ball parks this season. After a “soft launch” with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park last September, it officially debuted there at the beginning of this season. Since then, it launched at Coors Field (home to the Colorado Rockies) in late July, and now at Yankee Stadium beginning on Friday. The Yankees are putting Clear at only two gates to start—one of them is the entrance to the suites, the other is a public gate near the main lobby—but there will be tents this weekend where fans can sign up.
The technology continues to attract attention in the world of sports and entertainment. Clear CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker says the company is in talks with other ball parks as well as non-sports venues like concert halls. (Long lines, of course, are not exclusive to airports and baseball games). “It’s simple: this is a way for our fans to get inside more quickly,” Yankees SVP of strategic ventures Marty Greenspun tells Fortune. “We already knew that the Giants beta-tested it last year. Our hope now is that other venues in the marketplace also adopt the Clear model, and then there will be certain synergies that can happen.”
Those synergies would come with a cost. Fans can sign up for the baseball version of Clear (called Fast Access) for free, giving them access not just to Yankee Stadium events (including NYCFC soccer games and concerts) but to other Clear-equipped baseball venues, like AT&T Park. But the full Clear membership, which includes airports, costs $15 per month. There are currently 400,000 full members, all of whom get the stadium access without re-enrolling.
Seidman-Becker says that the Clear system appeals to ballparks for safety purposes as much as it does for fan experience. Clear is recognized as anti-terrorism technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Sports stadiums are starting to look a lot like airports,” she says. “Yankee Stadium holds 49,000 people and the majority of those people show up 30-45 minutes within the start of a game. It’s a lot of traffic at once. Our technology enables them to get in safely and securely.” Clear’s ambitious goal: Installation in all major sports stadiums, domestically and internationally.
Many fans may not care to sign up for Clear, may not notice it, or may decide it won’t save them a significant amount of time. (You still need to do bag check if you have a bag; you still need to hand your ticket to a human being.) But the authentication technology could have bigger implications beyond entry. Other parts of a venue could use Clear systems to talk to each other and make other verification processes go faster, such as checking age for alcohol consumption or I.D for a souvenir purchase.
With luck, Clear could even alleviate the mounting difficulty professional sports venues face in enticing fans to come to a game in the first place. The experience of watching at home has become so good, and the drawbacks of going live so many (high cost, transportation time, wait times at the door), that some fans don’t see the value of paying to go. Shorter lines could sweeten the deal.
“In general, getting in and out of a stadium, everyone grouses that it’s worse than it used to be,” says Seidman-Becker. “You’re seeing friction in this area in so many places, and our technology can be a great cure to the bottleneck. In a digital world where people are staying home on their computers, sports stadiums have to do better. Lots of baseball teams are seeing that now and reaching out to us. We love all of our baseball partners, but as a New York City company, we are especially ecstatic to be partnering with the Yankees.”
Credit: Daniel Roberts, Fortune, Aug 7, 2015
Think: Roman Empire. Different time. Different people. Same Game
Think NOT: GLADIATORS or HUNGER GAMES
See: NEXUS Cards
We shall term it “The 70s Scoop”
A removal of children from their mothers during the Dirty War in Argentina during the 1970s.
Newser) – A group devoted to tracking the children taken from parents murdered in Argentina’s “Dirty War” and placed with families who supported the military regime has found its 114th “stolen child”—the grandson of the group’s founder. The 36-year-old man, a pianist and composer, was found after he had doubts about his identity and volunteered his DNA at a bank set up by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, the Guardian reports. “I didn’t want to die without hugging him, and now I will be able to hug him soon,” said his grandmother, 83-year-old Estela de Carlotto.
Carlotto’s daughter, Laura, was one of an estimated 30,000 leftists murdered by the country’s military junta between 1976 and 1983, reports the BBC. She was two months pregnant when she was seized by the military, and was killed after giving birth in a military hospital. Around 500 babies are believed to have been taken from other arrested activists. “We need to keep searching for other children so that other grandmothers can feel what I feel today,” says Carlotto. She says that when she spoke to her grandson on the phone, “he was very emotional, but he said he was very happy and very well.” She adds, “Now I have 14 grandchildren with me. The empty chair is now filled, the photograph frames will carry a photo.” (Earlier this year, two long-lost siblings found each other—and realized they’d known each other for years.)
Dissenters daring to ask questions of system were chased and arrested.
They were like mice being chased by cats.
Some people were not in opposition to the new regime. This did not help them…
“Wait what are you doing to me”?! Wait! I haven’t done anything?!”
‘This mattered not… for each one was arrested anyways.’
This was the ‘Dirty War‘ in Argentina.
The arrested were ‘thrown out like garbage’ by a determinist regime resolved on carrying out ‘a painful surgery’; not on outsiders; or foreigners, but instead from among their own people.
The name ‘The dirty war’ was coined by the military Junta itself and comes from the methods that were used to maintain the societal order the Junta saw as necessary. These methods were the use of widespread torture and rape against those who were openly opposed to the Junta which was then extended to many students, activists or anyone suspected of being a sympathiser. The population was kept in a state of terror and estimates are that somewhere between 12,000 and 30,000 people were killed or ‘disappeared’ during this period of ruthless repression.
‘Disappeared’ people were snatched off the streets or from their homes, often in broad daylight, and taken to secret detention centers to be tortured, beaten and raped. Many of the disappeared were put on planes and pushed out over the Atlantic Ocean.
(Source: Claire Sessions)
Some 30,000 opponents of Argentina’s dictatorship were kidnapped, tortured and killed by armed forces members loyal to the military junta during the late 1970s. Thousands of those rounded up still remain “missing” and an amnesty for culprits was only lifted in 2003, enabling prosecution.
Two of those responsible for the purges were finally brought to justice on Thursday when a Buenos Aires court convicted retired General Hector Gamen, 84, and Colonel Hugo Pascarelli, 81, of committing crimes against humanity at the feared “El Vesubio” prison, where 2,500 “subversives” were tortured between 1976 and 1978.
(Source: The Independent 16 July 2011)
It is not a difficult thing to be able to express grief or outrage long after a crime by some regime has been exposed and a story made clearer.
What is more of a challenge is to examine ourselves so as to to find and protect the image of God which is present in all human beings.
When one does so one is not so quick so as to dehumanize others at a time later when those others or that particular group might become persecuted.
The real effort is not to imagine if one will stand up in good times. Times when things and quiet and stable in the society. No. Instead the real effort is to work out how we will view others now so that when the crisis come and the labeling begins our vision of those others will be a picture of a higher, more noble order.
See: ‘The Night of the Pencils’
Also see article: ‘See you at the Game’