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The Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long
United Truth Seekers
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:32 CDT
© Black Elk
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War .
Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.
In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.
Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example.
As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.
With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.
Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.
When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer ‘sense’ the enemy, they could no longer access a ‘sixth sense’, their ‘intuition’ no longer was reliable, they couldn’t ‘read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.
So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.
Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.
Here is a Typical Test:
The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed ‘enemy’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.
In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his ‘sixth sense’ and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and ‘kills’ him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.
This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.
So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.”
The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.
Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.
Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.
When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out .
Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.
In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.
The story of Sampson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated.
Reported by C. Young
Comment: SOTT can’t confirm this story or the research it suggests took place, however, we have wondered on many occasions, what is the use of hair and why so many legends refer to hair as being a source of strength, from Samson, to Nazarenes, to the Long Haired Franks.
Why We Might Fight, 2011 Edition
BY THOM SHANKER
Countries thirst for oil, compete for minerals and confront climate change. The American military, with surprising allies, worries that these issues represent a new source of conflict.
Introduction: A Need for ‘Natural Security’
Adrian Bradshaw/European Pressphoto AgencyA coal mine in Mongolia near the Chinese border.
WASHINGTON — Rare minerals. Food and water. Arable soil. Air-cleansing forests.
In the intellectual heart of the American military and policy-making world, these are emerging not just as environmental issues, but as the potential stuff of conflict in the 21st century.
In some ways, the role of resources in shaping conflict is nothing new. Much as the Spanish conquistadors sought gold, Saddam Hussein fought for Kuwait’s oil. And downstream lands have long worried that neighbors will limit water flowing in the Nile, Euphrates and Jordan.
Now a new field of systematic study is opening within research centers, the Pentagon and intelligence institutions. It assumes that the 21st century will be shaped not just by competitive economic growth, but also by potentially disruptive scarcities — depletion of minerals; desertification of land; pollution or overuse of water; weather changes that kill fish and farms.
National security experts have begun to label such factors threats to “natural security” and to study them, often alongside environmental or advocacy groups. A basic question frames their thinking: What are the new relationships among resources, diplomacy, crisis and conflict?
One hint of the complexity can be seen along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. A war against terrorists seems, at first, to have little to do with resources. But look again: This fall, outraged Pakistani gangs at the border were torching fuel trucks that carry supplies vital to allied troops. And at the end of that supply line, American planning was a small step ahead — a few Marines were trying out new-tech solar collectors, to cut their dependence on diesel fuel.
Strategists also knew that there were other stakes in the outcome. Afghanistan has been seen for decades as a potential route for pipelines carrying Central Asian gas — but only if there is peace. And underground lie huge deposits of riches like lithium, which is crucial to batteries for electronic devices. China in particular has a large interest in those.
The National Intelligence Council has a major effort under way to analyze threats from water and food shortages related to climate change and other environmental causes, one senior American intelligence official said.
National security officials are careful to say that resources are only one factor in the development of conflicts. How politics and diplomacy shape relationships is, in the end, decisive. “But these can be a trigger of instability,” said one senior American intelligence official, whose job forbids him to speak for attribution. “They cause the magnification of other issues.”
Last summer, for example, flooding that uprooted millions of Pakistanis stirred fear in Washington that militant movements might prove more adept than Pakistan’s weak government at delivering aid. Last month, the advocacy group Refugees International reported that the Pakistani Army did respond effectively, but that civilian authorities struggled and American and international agencies should be better prepared for climate-related calamities.
Senior military and intelligence officials who focus on “natural security” issues say the Obama administration has shown a greater understanding of the subtleties than its predecessor, in part because it does not challenge basic assumptions about the harmful impact of climate change.
“But the issues are so complex, the number of actors and the uncertainties are high,” the senior American intelligence officer said. “So the analysis is still speculative. It makes planning much harder and preventive action much harder.”
The natural security risks take many forms.
When they made the commander of the First Earth Battalion it was a mission for life.
“I accepted the charge “to dare to think the unthinkable” and that’s why I journeyed into the land of extra terrestrials and the paranormal and more. These are areas the military mind does not often comfortably think about because of traditional conventions. The average senior officer in the military however, does not have a lock down mind, as many joke about, because military operations are anything but rote. Creative responses are required continuously in battle.
But, because in everyday parlance the cltural subject matter is highly purposed toward classic and easily understood matters the subjects discussed are not often obscure or unpredictable. So, the Earth Battalion can add value by covering more esoteric realms since there are distinct possibilities that major leverage can be achieved in unconventional ways.
Our investigations into the paranormal have revealed a series of extra-sensory awareness skills that can seriously add survivability to the soldiers world in counter-insurgency situations like the Middle East and Central Asia. I recommend each special forces A Team train every member in a special intuitive sensing skill.
Our investigations into peace-making skills and non-lethal weapons offer a wider range of choices to battlefield operators to limit collateral damage that only furthers the insurgents cause.
Our conclusions about extra-terrestrial contact encourage the construction of a starport designed to invite local galactic players into a public welcoming scenario that includes the trading of advanced energy systems and food generation to allow our current population to manage another 100 years without marginalizing major numbers of our people. A proper job for the air forces of the planet.
Our look into public media options indicate the many ways corporate and governmental over-control are preventing the proper creation of a bioregional focus that will better use the resources of planet earth. The internet must be protected by the most potent commandos and cyber forces. It is the newest and most effective form of democracy.
So, for those of you out there, who snicker at the areas we invest out time in, notice that we are covering you six and you eight and the many other directions not considered politically correct. The service is distinct, particular, and free!
And to those of you who choose to help us …we extend our gratitude… if there is a way to prevent the human race from being blind-sided by a less than normal cause, we may be the ones who can uncover that danger or opportunity. The world is still quite ignorant in its provincial mentality. And the world with large governments and their parasitic inside players is not doing a very intelligent job of looking out for the future … may I include the word …DUHHHH!
Large bloated organizations have never functioned well no matter their promises. Its just a fact of life. “Dare to think the unthinkable….. we shall”.
THE PROTEUS PROJECT
U,S,Army War College
Dr, Barton Kunstler
Many of you may remember the First Earth Battalion field manual and follow-up descriptions of the protonauts by this author.
Here is a recent contribution that was penned by Dr, Barton Kunstler adjunct faculty. He
provides a 21st century look at such a leadership skill base to aim at.. Sponsored by the Proteus Project at The Army War College and passed on by our friend Bill Moulton:
• Higher intelligence.
• Ability to read others’ thoughts.
• Exceptional ability to learn and memorize.
• Mind over matter (mediated by technology), i.e., direct control of machines via thought.
• Mental integration into a wide variety of institutional and information networks.
• Mind-to-mind interfaces; mind-sharing and group-minds.
• Exploration of “higher” states of consciousness and “psychic” powers.
• Ability to interfere or intervene with others’ neural processes or one’s own.
• Completely new areas of learning and exploration—hidden worlds revealed.
• Ability to generate mental models more similar to complex simulations than the diagrammatic schemata we generally use—“juggling with six arms.”
• Hyper-enhanced senses.
• Remote extensions of sense, i.e., ability to smell at a distance.
• Interventions in processes between initial sensory input and brain to enhance perception.
• Extra-sensory, “sixth, seventh, and eighth senses” (Axel, 2004).
• Extreme proprioception, i.e., sensory awareness of internal bodily processes, with enhanced ability to control them.
• Sharing the sensory experience of others in real time.
• Ability to direct chi, or ki, subtle vital energies associated with tantric and martial arts practices.
• Every bodily system more efficient and powerful.
• Significant advances in longevity.
• New levels of mind/body integration.
• Super-muscles—speed,strength,agility,flexibility,coordination, elasticity.
• Robotic implants of organs as well as bones, muscles, ligaments, etc.
• Cross-species genetic implants for strength and new mental perspectives.
• New limbs—artificial, regrown, genetically engineered, nano- enhanced.
• Increased speed at which signals travel along and between nerve cells.
• Greater ability to withstand cold, pain, and extreme deprivations.
• Faster reaction times, superior balance.
• Regulation of key bodily functions: temperature, heart rate, immune system.
Thank You Barton and Go Planet
The New Farmers: Soldiers and Veterans Exchange Guns for Shovels
“He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.” – Isaiah 2:4
Categories: Food Green Living
By Julie Leibach
A new boot camp concept is cropping up—it trades rope climbing and tire hopping for planting and irrigating. In other words, instead of preparing soldiers for war, it aims to help them transition to peace, as farmers.
The “veteran-centric” farming movement, as reporter Patricia Leigh Brown refers to it in The New York Times, offers veterans and soldiers a chance to return to civilian life, and with a purpose. “It gives them a mission statement—a responsibility to the consumer eating their food,” said Colin Archipley in the article. Archipley is a decorated Marine Corps Infantry sergeant who completed three tours in Iraq. He also owns organic farm Archi’s Acres, which offers a six-week program—dreamed up by Archipley and his wife—intended for both veterans and active-duty military personnel. The syllabus was approved by a transition assistance program at nearby Camp Pendleton (not too far from San Diego) and includes hands-on farming activities as well as lessons in business, according to the NYT article.
Sunny so-Cal isn’t the only place where soldiers can exchange a gun for a hoe, either. The Farmer-Veteran Coalition, founded by organic farmer Michael O’Gorman after his son joined the Coast Guard, introduces veterans “to the range of opportunities in our industry, or helps support and advance them if they have already chosen our field,” states the non-profit’s website. Among its ammenities, the site offers online resources and a list of existing “farming veterans.”
Laboring over crops demands strength, stamina, and a drive to succeed, no doubt. Considering the likelihood that half of all farmers will retire in the next decade, who more equipped to pick up the slack than military men and women?—especially those returning to the rural communities they left, which represent 45 percent of the military.
Though some of the requirements might be the same to work on a farm as in a battlefield, however, there are notable contrasts. “One thing I’ve noticed about agriculture,” Mike Nelson Hanes, once a machine gunner, told the NYTimes, “you become a creator rather than a destroyer.”