Anyone for some Saturday deciphering? (The bloody Da Vinci Code is all over my television.)
Or you could watch a naked dog lip-sync to Bill Burroughs.
The secret word is Hangover
“Don’t say we didn’t warn you.” (photo by Gerard Malanga)
The following (from Nature) was sent over by HCB a while ago, but I shuffled it into a file where it lay for some weeks until I took a look and realized that this is a perfect account of drug use, as it would be practiced, should We (the good guys) lose the War on Drugs to Them (the creepy motherfuckers), and a dire warning that Generation 2 of MKULTRA – the Sons of Sid Gottlieb – are still at it.
"A single, specific memory has been wiped from the brains of rats, leaving other recollections intact. The study adds to our understanding of how memories are made and altered in the brain, and could help to relieve sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of the fearful memories that disrupt their lives. The results are published in Nature Neuroscience. The brain secures memories by transferring them from short-term to long-term storage, through a process called reconsolidation. It has been shown before that this process can be interrupted with drugs. But Joseph LeDoux of the Center for Neural Science at New York University and his colleagues wanted to know how specific this interference was: could the transfer of one specific memory be meddled with without affecting others?
"Our concern was: would you do something really massive to their memory network?" says LeDoux.
To find out, they trained rats to fear two different musical tones, by playing them at the same time as giving the rats an electric shock. Then, they gave half the rats a drug known to cause limited amnesia (U0126, which is not approved for use in people), and reminded all the animals, half of which were still under the influence of the drug, of one of their fearful memories by replaying just one of the tones.
When they tested the rats with both tones a day later, untreated animals were still fearful of both sounds, as if they expected a shock. But those treated with the drug were no longer afraid of the tone they had been reminded of under treatment. The process of re-arousing the rats' memory of being shocked with the one tone while they were drugged had wiped out that memory completely, while leaving their memory of the second tone intact.
LeDoux's team also confirms the idea that a part of the brain called the amygdala is central to this process - communication between neurons in this part of the brain usually increases when a fearful memory forms, but it decreases in the treated rats. This shows that the fearful memory is actually deleted, rather than simply breaking the link between the memory and a fearful response. Greg Quirk, a neurophysiologist from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, thinks that psychiatrists working to treat patients with conditions such as PTSD will be encouraged by the step forward. "These drugs would be adjuncts to therapy," he says. "This is the future of psychiatry - neuroscience will provide tools to help it become more effective."
It is also a perfect line-item brainwashing tool for the thought police in the psycho-civilized total-control nation state.
The secret word is Zap!
Since no one in either Congress or the Senate bothers to read the legislation they’re passing, this little gem (brought to our attention by HCB) could well produce absolute total chaos in the near future. Seemingly even US citizens who apply for a job will need prior approval from Department of Homeland Security under the terms of the immigation bill passed by the Senate this week.American Civil Liberties Union pointed out that the DHS's Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS) is error plagued and if the department makes a mistake in determining work eligibility, there will be virtually no way to challenge the error or recover lost wages due to the bill’s prohibitions on judicial review. Even current employees will need to obtain eligibility approval from the DHS Within 60 days of the Immigration Reform Act of 2006 becoming law. "EEVS would be a financial and bureaucratic nightmare for both businesses and workers," said Timothy Sparapani, ACLU Legislative Counsel. "Under this already flawed program no one would be able to work in the U.S. without DHS approval - creating a ‘No Work List’ similar to the government’s ‘No Fly List.’ And, of course, it would be headed up by yet another Bushie incompetent. For more.
And these would appear to be the top 25 stories of 2007 that we weren’t supposed to hear, and it’s hardly June yet.
The secret word is Totalitarian
Henry McCarty 1859 – 1881, better known as Billy the Kid, but went by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, verteran of New Mexico’s Lincoln Country Range War, and reputed to have killed 21 men, one for each year of his life. He has been played in the movies by, among others, Paul Newman, Kris Kristofferson, and Emilo Estevez
Playin' around with some sweet senorita
Into her dark hallway she will lead ya
In some lonesome shadows she will greet ya
Billy, you're so far away from home.
There's eyes behind the mirrors in empty places
Bullet holes and scars between the spaces
There's always one more notch and ten more paces
Billy, and you're walkin' all alone.
There's always some new stranger sneakin' glances
Some trigger-happy fool willin' to take chances
And some old whore from San Pedro to make advances
Advances on your spirit and your soul.
Guitars will play your grand finale
Down in some Tularosa alley,
Maybe in the Rio Pecos valley
Billy, you're so far away from home.
Why are these old Bob Dylan songs running around in my head? It’s like the new Patti Smith CD, I must have written well over a hundred songs with various people and maybe 60 or 70 of them have been recorded one way or another, yet all that pops into my mind are other folks covers. Is it the onset of some rock & roll senility? Or just the need to do a bit of uncomplicated singing.
The secret word is Wanted
Charles Nelson Reilly – RIP