Behavioral Insights Team

Every time I make an attempt to get off the psyop subject and get back to just prepper stuff I run across another article that sucks me back in. And for all those that think I am bat shit crazy for some of the articles I have written in the past on “being psyop’d” here is a real Ah Ha! for you! Seriously I was floored and then said no shit. This present administration will stop at nothing.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/30/govt-knows-best-white-house-creates-nudge-squad-to-shape-behavior/

 

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Hot topic and push button politics

I am a pysop’er, or I am in the Psychological Operations component of the Army.  And if I can push a button to elicit information I am going to try.

This next subject is very touchy to many people. Smart people and stupid people all have formed their own opinions on this subject. Many have educated themselves with the evidence and even more have not. Those that have not, have been pushed, or fallen into the it was only done because of race. The person occupying the White House has waded into this subject neck deep to keep the decisiveness alive and raw.

 

So this past weekend I engaged in a very hot button issue that has been in the news as of late. The Martin and Zimmerman court ruling. In case you have been under a rock, this was a court case involving a shooting by a Hispanic make shooting a Black male in Florida. The Hispanic male was acquitted by his peers in a legal court of law and now the death threats begin.

So as I started out saying at the beginning of this post, I engaged in some psyop’ing this weekend. I asked 3 soldiers in my company that are American’s and not of a WASP decent.

 

The first and most surprising conversation I had was with a young male soldier. He has always come off as thuggish and a wanna be gang banger and a general bad ass. I asked him straight up what his thoughts were. He told me he thought that the situation was blown way out of proportion by the press, and only two people that knew the whole story, and rightly or wrongly only they knew what truly happened leading up to the shooting. This soldier also said that Zimmerman’s acquittal was just. But he also said in the same breath that Zimmerman should have received some sort of punishment.  I sensed some internal turmoil as he finished his last statement.

My second and third conversations were pretty much the same as my first. A Sergent, who is a State Trooper said the same. Things got out of hand, but it was justified. The tornado swirling around now in the press is all crap. But Martin stepped into something that he shouldn’t have and got killed. His mouth got him in trouble.

The third, a liberal leaning white collar professional Sergent, (I baited this Sergent knowing his political beliefs from previous discussions) He wasn’t so cut and dry with his responses. But in the end agreed with the verdict.  This Sergent is a typical millennial, feelings, whats in for me type of guy. I don’t dislike him, but I don’t trust him either. He is just easy to bait.

 

Granted this wasn’t a scientific study, just casual conversation at work with a bunch of soldiers bullsh*tting around. Like I said at the beginning. the first guy really surprised me with his responses, young, 23. The second, 44, and the last is in his late 20’s early 30’s. All the soldiers I talked to are all, well non white and I really gained a new respect for my previously thought of young thug. I purposely choose to bring up this topic because I wanted to hear something else besides what the press has been spewing for months. Good or bad, I wanted to hear their opinions. Honestly.

I am a pretty straight up guy and these soldiers all know me and who I am. So if they thought something was f*cked up they would have said it. Not just tell me what I wanted to hear.

And what am I trying to say? again? the main stream media is trying to tell you something that isn’t or will ever be true.The emotions of a few are not at all relative to what the majority are thinking.

A final reality , if  this was a street stop and ask questions, I probably would have had some try to kick my ass for just being a cracker.

 

 

 

 

Aurora Colorado lessons learned

First I have to say I loath the “Nightly News” but the WF watches regularly so I imbibe.

CBS broadcast a story on the Colorado shooting that happened 1 year ago last week.

What peaked my interest in the story is how the commentary discussed the Aurora hospitals and the way they were over whelmed by the shear number of casualties it received. Most hospitals up until this time only practiced service for 12 trauma victims per hour. This particular Aurora CO. hospital took 23 in that hour, and most were delivered by police cars, there were not enough ambulances. The system nearly collapsed.

A study was commissioned  to identify the weaknesses in the system after this tragic event.

Those AAR’s were read and applied by the head of the Boston Hospital Trauma Center that took the majority of the Boston bombing casualties. Because of his foresight and training of his staff they were able to take all the Boston bombing casualties without to many issues. During the interview the lead trauma doctor described that taking that many casualties in a such short span was what you would see in a war.

I found that last statement compelling and a bit chilling. And actually surprised that it wasn’t edited out of the news story. What that doctor described is what I feel is a new paradigm, or that new normal we have all heard about.

In reality Israel has been dealing with mass casualty situations for decades in coping with terrorist bombings the Palestinians have put on that country.

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Here in the US this type of mass causality event is a new phenomenon. Granted Boston and larger cities have larger facilites and the ability to stock the equipment and supplies needed in such an event. Would your local or county hospital be able to handle the influx of patients? I would bet my local facilities would not. And the Life/Care flight aircraft wouldn’t be able to transport a fair amount of patients to larger facilities either as mechanical and crew fatigue set in. As the crow flies, it is still be a good 30 mins. flight time even if the forecast was severe clear in my area of the country.

On the plus side, there are a large number of returning medics,corpsman, doctors and nurses that have settled back in to their civilian medical jobs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and have the knowledge to prepare and weather such a event if it occurred again.

What you would see in a war.

 What a vast majority, lets call them the 99 % to over use a political term, are clueless that we are still at war and the Global War On Terrorism is still on going and will for a least another generation. American’s are so blind by reality shows and tuned out, that the events that happened in Boston will continue to be a reoccurring scenario in the future. It doesn’t take a government study to show that Al Qaeda and its acolytes are bringing the war to us and inside our country.

We can only hope that these medical professionals continue to think and plan ahead. Our government is way to preoccupied with re-elections and scandals to give a crap.

For Crying out loud

I read this today in which our (and I hang my head) Attorney General talked at the NAACP conference in Florida today. During his speech his quoted as saying He called for a “hard look” at the laws in reference to the Florida Stand Your Ground law.

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What an absolute piece of work this guy is! He is lecturing about laws when under his own tenure at the (again I hang my head) Justice Department he has shown time and time again his contempt of the law of the land and the Constitution. The absolute arrogance to stand and condemn at states right to govern itself while at the same time  breaking many of this nation. I want to know how this guy sleeps at night?

As for Stevie Wonder not ever performing in Florida again until the law is abolished? Umm Stevie, you haven’t had a relevant song published in over 25 yrs. I think Florida can go another day without you showing your face in that state.

 

Here is the article from Fox