Iona Miller Blog 2009
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You turn me on; i'm a radio
June 27, 2009
Tune In To This: Weizmann Institute Study Provides Evidence
For A Radio-Like Mechanism In The Brain
(".... Institute scientists have found evidence that when the
brain interprets sensory input, it uses a mechanism remarkably
similar to that of an FM radio.
.... "We found that certain circuits in the brain work on the
same principle as an FM radio," says Dr. Ahissar.
.... "The brains of primates contain similar oscillating cells,
which are tuned to the characteristic frequencies generated
when the fingertips run against an external object," says
Ahissar. "Thus, the human brain could use similar FM-radio-like
mechanisms to process information obtained through touch
and perhaps through other senses as well." ....")
_Tune In To This: Weizmann Institute Study Provides Evidence For A
Radio-Like M_ (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/10/971014043831.htm)
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Scars to Freedom March 28th
March 15, 2009
After outgrowing our first Scars to Freedom venue set for Saturday, March 28th, we have moved to the
to accommodate a military fly-over.
Our line-up currently includes: , Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood MAC, Bobby Brown & Heads of State, and Aaron Lewis of Staind.
Additionally, First Lady Michelle Obama will be providing remarks as Mary Hart announced Friday night on CBS's Entertainment Tonight. A copy will be posted on our website soon.
Our sponsors to date include PepsiCo, , Rolling Stone, Ticketmaster, Mix Radio 100.5 FM, and KDES 104.7 FM. Both radio stations will do 60-second promos 10 times per day for the 10 days leading up to the event. Additionally, each station will give away a pair of tickets during next week's morning drive time.
Participating celebrities include Jack Black, Jason Davis, , Lisa Gastineau, Mary Hart, , Queen Latifah, Sofia Milos, Michelle Obama, Gary Sinise, Suzanne Somers, and a yet to be mentioned major A-list celebrity.
If you are a Veteran or Troop, see online email...
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DMT Psychoactive Compound Activates Mysterious Receptor
February 13, 2009
The journal article is attached. Below is a news report on the
findings, oh and GO BADGERS!.
Psychoactive Compound Activates Mysterious Receptor
Thursday, February 12, 2009
A hallucinogenic compound found in a plant indigenous to South
America and used in shamanic rituals regulates a mysterious protein
that is abundant throughout the body, University of Wisconsin-
Madison researchers have discovered.
The finding, reported in the Feb. 13 issue of Science, may
ultimately have implications for treating drug abuse and/or
depression. Many more experiments will be needed, the researchers
Scientists have been searching for years for naturally occurring
compounds that trigger activity in the protein, the sigma-1
receptor. In addition, a unique receptor for the hallucinogen,
called dimethyltryptamine (DMT), has never been identified.
The UW-Madison researchers made the unusual pairing by doing their
initial work the "old-fashioned," yet still effective, way. They
diagrammed the chemical structure of several drugs that bind to the
sigma-1 receptor, reduced them to their simplest forms and then
searched for possible natural molecules with the same features.
Biochemical, physiological and behavioral experiments proved that
DMT does, in fact, activate the sigma-1 receptor.
"We have no idea at present if or how the sigma-1 receptor may be... [More]
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January 17, 2009
By Jack Devine Monday, February 18, 2008; Page A17 It's time to take another look at the intelligence changes made after Sept. 11, 2001, and their impact on our intelligence capabilities and leadership at home and abroad. It has been three years since the intelligence community was reorganized with passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act in December 2004, and the results are not encouraging. In fact, the leadership issue has become even more muddled. The big problem with the new, two-headed intelligence structure surfaced again last month when Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence (DNI), and CIA Director Michael Hayden traveled to Islamabad to try to persuade Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to authorize an increased CIA presence and operational activity in the unruly Northwest Frontier, a safe haven for the Taliban and the presumed home of Osama bin Laden. They reportedly returned empty-handed. It's hard to imagine that this important initiative benefited from having a tandem presentation by two directors of intelligence organizations. A strong intelligence message in a foreign setting is best delivered by an unequivocal, single voice of authority. This leadership dilemma was brought about by the "reform" legislation that grew out of Sept.... [More]
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December 1, 2008
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a political scientist, professor at New York University, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in international relations, foreign policy, and nation building. He is also one of the authors of the selectorate theory.
He has founded a company, Mesquita & Roundell, that specializes in making political and foreign-policy forecasts using a computer model based on game theory and rational choice theory. He is also the director of New York University's Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy.
professor of political science at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is also called by many, with a straight face, the "New Nostradamus."
Tags: cia analyst
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Manipulation and Technology Sadden, Revolutionary Changes Gladden
November 11, 2008
Manipulation and Technology Sadden, Revolutionary Changes Gladden
by Jan Lundberg
Culture Change Letter #212
Sorry to spoil the Democrat victory-party's afterglow, but U.S. society is
still subject to the masquerade of objective news coverage and
editorializing that cover up the deepest problems. We the people did not
usher in a non-corporate state on November 4th. The question was not even
allowed to be posed: how could an election possibly change the
The pitiful consumer of news is still bombarded with propaganda, much of
it appearing to be reasonable. To be tolerant here of a mistaken
worldview, we can say the "news" and prevailing views of the media may
just reflect myopic ignorance of history, or, the slick jabber is cynical
mind-control to try to steer the "herd" away from the open gate of the
pen. We are being manipulated by those who (1) have an agenda for
status-quo continuation and (2) who surface as harbingers of change that
suits their preconceived notions acceptable to those controlling mass
Clintonite commentator wrote on Nov. 9, "This is not the
of the 1930s, but nor is it turning out to be merely a
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