I KILLED A GIRL CALLED REALITY. Last time I took a plane, I guess it was in August, I met someone at the security check. She was not the first-look-wow girl, but we talked deeply, promptly. She told me not to take my drinks with me any further, she mad e me undress my shoes, my jacket and also my belt. That was very fast for the first meeting, but she told me to relax. Hearing strange noises, she told me, she needs to touch me. I was confused, but i accepted and it felt good. While body checking we were talking about regulatory power and questions I never dared to ask. It was so intense. When she stopped touching, I was left alone with an emptiness of not knowing why all this happened. And then, I guess, it just occurred, that I had to kill a girl called reality. PRESS RELEASE. 09/11/2007. BERLIN-TORINO. Online since September 2007 www.check-check.org wants to get in touch with all beings suffering the ambivalence of reality. The italian-german co-production of Paolo Cirio and Nina Roth focuses on airport security regulations seeing in it the worst case scenario of kidding with peoples fears, peoples brains and the idea of how security is installed as a focal point in our daily lives. "Check-Check.org" is an easily accessible online platform that aids to deprogram people from Psychological Operations (PsyOps) done on almost all citizens of the so-called first world, in order to engage everyone in military missions and rising social control. Deprogramming is a sort of debugging of the social code that is given to us since we were born. In the airport case the social code is the script of "Security Theater" or the "Theater of the Absurd" that is a spectacle in a grand scale done around the world. The deprogrammer "Check-Check.org" operates with a friendly psychological method: everyone can read the experiences, feelings, emotions and unpredictable behaviors of other mind-controlled 'victims'. So with more consciousness and less embarrassment, because others already unclenched, people generally open up to each other, expressing their self-doubts about their existence and reality. Everyone can share opinions and find confirmations; a practice as an antidote to deceptive brainwashing and a return to a free mind. In the dramatization of taking a flight, we play several acts of the propaganda theater. It's like an educational method, as always in theater. You can't do better than the audience-participation dramas performed at airports. The chief of the Transportation Security Administration admitted recently: "Taking lighters away is security theater". On the stage we have to follow the script that we get daily infused not only by mass media: Stick to moral commitments! Terrorism is everywhere! Stay alert! Don't trust anyone! In this contemporary information warfare any news are in a schizophrenic loop, where the goal is to cut off any relation between sense and realty. Without meaning anything it could be possible to justify the kings and queens of absurdity, like class divide, injustice, wars. Senselessness and absurdity is a contemporary feeling between the rows of newspaper and behind the tv box. To get everybody used to nonsense actions: lets play this ridiculous act. So, double checking our own reality is an act to uncover the (un)real reality, and kill the false. NOTES: Deprogramming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprogramming Security Theater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_theater Theater of the Absurd http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/17/business/yourmoney/17digi.html?ei=5090&en=db7ab439c0c47253&ex=1324011600&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all Update News http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/20/national/main3080127.shtml http://www.boingboing.net/2007/07/20/tsa_head_calls_light.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/17/flying_toilet_terror_labs/ http://www.boingboing.net/2006/08/16/would_a_hairgel_bomb.html BIBLIOGRAPHY: Concerning War: A Critical Reader, BAK / Revolver, 2006, ISBN 9077288082 Artists in time of war, Howard Zinn, Seven Stories Press, New York, 2003, ISBN 1583226028 Under Fire (I/II) the organization and representation of violence, Jordan Crandall, Witte de With Rotterdam, 2004, ISBN 907336261 The no-nonsense guide to terrorism, Jonathan Barker, New Internationalist, London, 2005, ISBN 1859844332 Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier, 2003, ISBN 0387026207 Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal, ISBN 0930452496 Dictionay of War, Conferences Archive, www.dictionaryofwar.org FUNNY STUFF: http://kiphawleyisanidiot.com http://operationcheckpoint.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=2075 http://eatdrinkandbemarysue.wordpress.com/2006/12/07/the-tsa-and-my-mother/ MUSIC CREDIT: :::*::: http://www.myspace.com/chipsandbites



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Current security levels
Origin unknown, but there's enough here to offend everyone:

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorised from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666.

The Scots raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards" They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line in the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralysing the country's military capability. It's not only the French who are on a heightened level of alert.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout loudly and excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose".

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Americans meanwhile are carrying out pre-emptive strikes on all of their allies, just in case.

New Zealand has also raised its security levels - from "baaa" to "BAAAA!". Due to continuing defence cutbacks (the air force being a squadron of spotty teenagers flying paper aeroplanes and the navy some toy boats in the Prime Minister's bath), New Zealand only has one more level of escalation, which is "Shit, I hope Australia will come and rescue us".

Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, mate". Three more escalation levels remain, "Crikey!', "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled". So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.


Counter Terror Gazette

The magazine Aviation Security International is getting ready to launch a sister publication called Counter Terror Gazette. Here's a preview of the Gazette:


Child's Play: Throughout history, armies have used children to fight their battles and this continues in some countries to this day. In 2007, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that an estimated 200,000-300,000 children were serving as soldiers for both governments and militant groups around the world.

Israeli Bus Bomb Attacks: Throughout the 1990s, suicide bomb attacks on Israel's public bus network and at bus stations were a common phenomenon. Following the end of the First Intifada in 1993, until the outbreak of the Second Intifada in September 2000, there were 10 suicide attacks against buses. With the outbreak of the Second Intifada, these attacks increased dramatically, and remained highuntil the end of 2005. In the five years since then, Palestinian militant attacks in general within Israel, not only those targeting buses, have decreased significantly.

Case Study - Times Square Car Bomb: On 1 May, smoke was seen coming from a Nissan Pathfinder SUV, with its engine and hazard lights on,parked on Times Square at approximately 6.30pm localtime. A police officer saw canisters inside the car and the smell of gunpowder. The bomb had ignited but had failed to detonate.

Group Profile: FARC: In early July 2010, the Colombian military killed 13 FARC rebels in an operation on the country's Caribbean coast. In mid-July, the Colombian government said it had clear evidence that Venezuela - long suspected of harbouring FARC and ELN militants a charge denied by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - was giving shelter to leaders of both groups.

Terror Watch: A roundup of significant attacks from around the globe in the past two months.


Registered subscribers of Aviation Security International will receive a copy of Counter Terror Gazette in the Aug/Sep 2010 issue of ASI.




High tech airport security
An interesting piece in InformationWeek:

IBM Patenting Airport Security Profiling Technology

IBM, it seems, is very interested in computer-based airport security and has applied for a number of patents to claim invention of the methods:

A dozen "secret" patent applications define a sophisticated scheme for airport terminal and perimeter protection, incorporating potential support for computer implementation of passenger behavioral profiling to detect security threats.


What we have is a grid of networked computers that receive data from a collection of sensors: ?video, motion, chemical, and biometric.? The data is analyzed real-time and presented to security personnel. According to Robert Angell, one of the inventors, "If it's done right, we could do passive profiling [and] passive detection and do it without a whole lot of fanfare."

This technology is pretty interesting:


Attributes may include an individual's age, make and/or model of a vehicle, color of a hat, breed of a dog, sound of an engine, a medical diagnosis, a date of birth, a color, item of clothing, walking, talking, running, a type of food eaten, an identification of an item purchased.

An attribute that is an event may include eating, smoking, walking, jogging, walking a dog, carrying bags, carrying a baby, riding a bicycle, an engine running, a baby crying, or any other event.


The individual patents are fascinating, and the article describes a few:

Detecting Behavioral Deviations By Measuring Eye Movements

Unique Cohort Discovery From Multimodal Sensory Devices

Detecting Behavioral Deviations by Measuring Respiratory Patterns in Cohort Groups

We have found Big Brother and he is Big Blue! Somehow digitally automated profiling leaves more of a bad taste in my mouth than profiling by trained humans. I know that?s not entirely logical. Will we acquiesce to this as the price we pay for security? I don?t know. Maybe it?s too late anyway.




More threats, more security

Amid reports of new threats from al-Qaeda in Yemen, security requirements are increasing. From CBN News:


A U.S. counterterrorism official said American intelligence agencies are intensely examining all information about the threats, including potential plots and specific individuals.


Air travelers can look for increased screening at the airport, including random checks, and more armed air marshals on flights. No doubt, the size of the watch and no fly lists have been growing, so increased numbers of "false positives" are likely. What are the odds that you have the same name as someone else?





 
Online since September 2007 www.check-check.org focuses on airport security regulations, seeing them as a worst case scenario of playing on peoples fears. It looked at how security is installed as a focal point in our daily lives. The online platform is set up in order to deprogram people from the PsyOps of the Security Theatre, and to solve ambivalent attitudes towards reality through providing an opportunity for self psycho-analyzation in the airport scenario.



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