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“I WOULDN’T DARE AS A CHIEF TELL ANYONE THIS KINDA THING NEVER HAPPENS… BUT WHAT THEY CAN BE ASSURED OF IS WE TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUS.”

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There are few topics more heatedly debated in today’s political climate than that of police brutality and the rising police state. With each polarizing video that surfaces, the country is staunchly divided into two groups: the ones who believe that there is an ongoing war against police that is being spearheaded by groups such as Black Lives Matter, and the ones who believe that there has been a clear and unjustified rise in the militarization of police in the U.S. directly following 9/11 and the passing of the Patriot Act.

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One need only review the statistics of police shootings to see two clear and unavoidable facts, and regardless of any one person’s opinion, they are facts:

First: There were over 1,100 police shootings that resulted in a civilian’s death in 2015. While there were 130 officers who died in the line of duty, only 41 of them were related to shootings. For instance: 17 were heart attack and eight were due to 9/11 related illness. These numbers were actually down 14% from 2014. So clearly, to claim that there is some war against cops and not the other way around is simply incorrect, as the statistics clearly show. Not to mention that 2015 was the second safest year for police ever, after 2013. So far in 2016, there have been 800 civilians shot and killed by police, with a total of 92 officer deaths in the line of duty, most of which were not gun related.

Second: In 2015 police killed 306 black civilians and 581 white civilians. So far in 2016, police have killed 200 black civilians and 398 white civilians. These numbers clearly show that more white individuals are being shot and killed by police, which is a stark contrast to the main talking point of many activist groups attempting to bring attention to the race issue in this country. The intention is not to diminish the very real problem this nation faces with systemic racism, as one can hardly deny that race is still a major issue in modern America. However, to force the point of race on this topic, regardless of what the facts say, is only taking focus away from what is a very real and visceral problem for Americans of any denomination.

The point being, regardless of one’s color, this rising issue is one all must face together. Despite one’s personal prejudice or opinion on the proper conduct during a police-civilian encounter, there is only one true guide to such interactions, and that is the Constitution of the United States of America. The video in question below can hardly be seen any other way than unconstitutional:

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As Dejuan Yourse sat atop the steps of his own childhood home in Greensboro, North Carolina, awaiting his mother’s return, he was approached by officers who were responding to a report of an attempted break-in. The first officer who approaches is very respectful and is simply doing her job. But then the other officer decided, without any facts, aside from the ones that support Dejuan’s claim, that he would accost Mr. Yourse. Dejuan maintained an absolute air of respect up until the point when Officer Travis Cole decided, even with no laws being broken, and the fact that Dejuan’s address on his ID matched the one he was currently sitting in front of, that he would unlawfully use physical force to detain this currently peaceful man.

As anyone would reach their breaking point when being interrogated on their own front porch, Dejuan began to get frustrated when the officer used physical contact to force him to remain on the porch, which is a violation of his rights as a sovereign citizen, as he had not yet committed or been charged with a crime. Officer Cole was either unaware of his misstep or simply did not care. Judging by the lack of accountability in recent similar occurrences, it was most likely the latter, yet both are equally irresponsible. Officer Cole attempted to grab away Dejuan’s phone just as he was trying to bring an end to this ridiculous witch hunt by calling his neighbour to come verify his identity (which he had attempted to do in the beginning, yet Officer Cole said it wasn’t necessary), which is what crossed the line, and changed the situation from peaceful to hostile.

“I was very concerned and disturbed about what I saw,” said Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland last week after city officials viewed both officers’ body camera footage, local FOX8 reported.

“Well it’s horrible!” exclaimed City Councilman Mike Barber. “And I say this as a white male representative.

“If you get down to common decency and respect, that officer didn’t show it.”

The conflict arose from Officer Cole’s clear desire to find something wrong in a situation where clearly nothing was. This is exactly the type of policing that has created the perception that many hold today in regards to police. An officer is supposed to make a law-abiding citizen feel secure, yet in most cases, many Americans will tell you that when a cop is near, the only feeling anyone has is apprehension for what they might be unjustly charged for or coerced into; if you are reading this thinking that does not happen, there are quite literally thousands of incidents caught on tape that show exactly that. Yet we choose as a society to tell ourselves that each is just the exception to the rule, when in reality, as all are beginning to realize, it has become the rule.

“I wouldn’t dare as a chief tell anyone this kinda thing never happens. We have around 900 employees, over 680 sworn police officers on any given day getting dozens of calls and interactions. But what they can be assured of is we take this very serious.”

– Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott

Even the Chief of Police himself was clear about the fact that this “kinda thing” is not a rare occurrence. Yet in a truly rare turn of events, Officer Cole is being held accountable for his unconscionable actions against Mr. Yourse. The Greensboro City Council voted unanimously, 8 to 0, in favour of the permanent suspension of Cole’s law enforcement certification, ensuring not only Cole’s resignation from Greensboro police, but that he will never be a police officer again. That is an important inclusion in this disciplinary action, as many such cases end with the guilty officer being taken in with open arms by another police station, effectively rendering the judgment null and void with the protection of his fellow brothers in blue.

Complete removal from any form of law enforcement is exactly the type of reaction that is needed moving forward to show all current and aspiring police officers what will happen if you choose to take the law into your own hands and forgo anyone’s constitutional rights.

The question that must be posed is, if this were a white male acting exactly the same way, would he have been treated the same? Yes Dejuan is a large man, but does that excuse him of his constitutional rights? Especially when he was breaking no law, and abiding by the officer’s commands until he was within his rights to object to the unconstitutional act of forcefully detaining one who has committed no offence? Whether race played a factor in this incident is debatable, yet increasingly relevant.

It’s hard not to acknowledge the overwhelming amount of American citizens shot to death by police officers in this country. Rather, it should be impossible not to address the issue at hand, as more are killed by police in the U.S. than any other industrialized nation. This incident very easily and very quickly could have escalated unnecessarily to lethal force, as video evidence has shown many such unarmed Americans subjected to in recent years.

We must also remember that many of these officers are good people stuck in a bad situation, many of whom are beginning to speak out about this exact type of corruption. More still are trying to lead by example. It is up to the people to either stand united and call for the type of change both sides know is desperately needed, or stand divided and allow those slowly stripping this country of all that makes it unique and important, to bring this nation to its knees, only to be rebuilt as the Empire those behind the curtain so desperately desire.

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https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2015

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/12/29/461402091/number-of-police-officers-killed-by-gunfire-fell-14-percent-in-2015-study-says

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database

myfox8.com/2016/09/26/watch-greensboro-leaders-release-disturbing-body-camera-video/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/09/10/once-again-there-is-no-war-on-cops-and-those-who-claim-otherwise-are-playing-a-dangerous-game/?utm_term=.0e5a7f6785ed

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Fact Checkers & Big Tech Censorship Are Tearing Apart Society

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The Quantum Eraser Experiment: What Happens In The Present Can Change The Past

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    At the quantum scale, what we do in the present can impact what happens in the past. This is shown through what's known as the quantum delayed choice choice, or quantum eraser experiment.

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    Why are factors associated with consciousness directly intertwined with physical material matter at the quantum scale? What does this mean when it comes to our physical material world in relation to our thoughts, perceptions, feelings and emotions?

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One of the founding fathers of quantum theory, Max Planck, who is often credited with originating quantum theory – a feat that won him the Physics Nobel Prize in 1918 – once stated: “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as exiting, postulates consciousness.”

Fast forward to today and there are a number of experiments in multiple fields showing that Planck was right. Consciousness is fundamental and it is directly intertwined with what we call physical material matter. You cannot explain consciousness in terms of the existing fundamentals like space, time, mass, and charge. As a result, the logical thing to do is postulate whether consciousness itself is something fundamental to the existence of reality.

A classic experiment used to examine the role of consciousness and its relationship to matter is the quantum double slit experiment. In this experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot toward a screen that has two slits in it. When there is no measuring device placed at the screen, the tiny bits of matter act as a “wave” and creates an “interference” pattern on the other side where a wall is placed to catch the pattern. Because there was no measuring or observation device used to see what slit the matter went through, we cannot know what path it took. When the pattern on the wall is examined to see what path it took, it represents a wave of possibilities, meaning the matter (particle) went through both slits, and one slit, and interfered with itself, which should be physically impossible. Welcome to the wacky world of quantum physics – anything and everything is possible.

The kicker is, when an observation device is set up to observe what slit the particles go through, the particle then only goes through one, thus collapsing the wave pattern and forming a pattern that is representative of the particle only going through one slit. In other words, the behaviour of the matter changes when we decide to measure  or observe it, the particles act as they are aware they are being watched. 50 percent of the time the particle will go through one slit, and the other 50 percent of the time it will go through the other and form a two slit pattern, just as if they were balls lobbed through one slit or the other.

Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it…We compel (the electron) to assume a definite position…We ourselves produce the results of the measurement. (M. Mermin, Boojums All the Way Through: Communicating Science ina Prosaic Age (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1990, referenced by Dr. Dean Radin, From A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays explaining how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality

If this isn’t already mind-altering enough for you, one physicist, John Archibald Wheeler, pondered what would happen if we don’t interfere with the photons on their way through the slits? What would happen if we didn’t set up a measuring device to observe what slit the matter went through, and instead, what if behind the back wall there were detectors? One detector is focused on each slit, and just before the particle lands on the screen after it has passed through the slit device, the detectors are pulled away. When no one could detect which slit the photon had gone through, there was a wave pattern, but when the detectors were in place, there was no wave pattern. Similar to observing the particles before they went through the slit. No observation produced an interference pattern, and observation formed a one line, one slit pattern.

If they collapse to a state of particles from a wave at the moment of detection, after they have gone past the slit device, this means that even though they went through the slit unobserved and should produce a wave (interference) pattern, the very act of observing, still, instantly transforms them into particles and collapses the wave function.

This begs the question, how could these detectors interfere with something that had already happened? It would mean that what happened in the present changed the past. The very act of detecting the particles after they go through the slit determines how they went through the slit, either as a wave or as particles. How is this possible?

Like the quantum double slit experiment, the delayed choice/quantum eraser has been demonstrated and repeated multiple times. For example, physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment, and the findings were recently published in the journal Nature Physics.

In 2007 (Science 315, 966, 2007), scientists in France shot photons into an apparatus and showed that their actions could retroactively change something that had already happened.

“If we attempt to attribute an objective meaning to the quantum state of a single system, curious paradoxes appear: quantum effects mimic not only instantaneous action-at-a-distance, but also, as seen here, influence of future actions on past events, even after these events have been irrevocably recorded.” (source)

To make the experiment easier to understand, Wheeler used a cosmic scale explanation. Imagine a star emitting a photon billions of years ago, heading in the direction of planet Earth. In between, there is a galaxy. As a result of what’s known as “gravitational lensing,” the light will have to bend around the galaxy in order to reach Earth, so it has to take one of two paths, going left or going right. Billions of years later, if one decides to set up an apparatus to “catch” the photon, the resulting pattern would be an interference pattern, as explained above in the double slit experiment. This demonstrates that the photon took one way, and it took the other way. A “wave” of possibilities, but the way it took has not been defined.

One could also choose to “peek” at the incoming photon, setting up a telescope on each side of the galaxy to determine which side the photon passed to reach Earth. The very act of measuring or “watching” which way the photon comes in means it can only come in from one side. The pattern will no longer be an interference pattern representing multiple possibilities, but a single clump pattern showing “one” way.

What does this mean? It means how we choose to measure “now” affects what direction the photon took billions of years ago. Our choice in the present moment affected what had already happened in the past.

Below is a great video of Wheeler explaining.

My mind is blown just writing this article, I can’t stop thinking about it and what it could possibly mean, and how factors associated with consciousness are, in more ways than one, intertwined with what we perceive to be our physical reality. I recently published an article regarding consciousness and how it might be fundamental to the creation of our physical material world. You can read that here if interested.

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ― Nikola Tesla

Why does all of this matter? Because it’s one of multiple experiments showing a strong connection between consciousness and physical matter. What does this mean at the classic physics scale? What does it mean with regards to the way we think, feel, perceive? What does it mean when we are talking about solutions to problems we are facing on our planet? If human consciousness could be so fundamental with regards to the ‘creation of our reality’, why aren’t we talking about it more? What impact would changing the way we look at our world have on the human experience? What would happen if we started to see things in a different light?

We tend to believe in our culture that we are beings where everything in our world is happening to us, as opposed to us being intimately connected to everything in our world. How might that knowing change the nature of our choices?

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Dr Byram Bridle Speaks For 100 Colleagues Afraid To Share Science About COVID Vaccine Concerns

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    Dr Byram Bridle and two other physicians spoke at a news conference on Parliament Hill about their experience being censored or harassed as a result of sharing their medical opinions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Do we as citizens truly want our scientists and physicians to be silenced and censored?

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Why are scientists and experts in this field scared to share concerning science regarding COVID vaccines? Just ask Byram Bridle, a viral immunologist from the University of Guelph who recently released a detailed, in-depth report regarding safety concerns about the COVID vaccines. The report was released to act as a guide for parents when it comes to deciding whether or not their child should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Bridle published the paper on behalf of one hundred other scientists and doctors who part of the Canadian COVID Care Alliance, but who are afraid to ‘come out’ publicly and share their concerns.

Bridle has stated about the Alliance,

In fact the reason that we (Canadian COVID Care Alliance) exist is sad. We exist because we’re like minded in the sense that we all want to be able to speak openly and freely about the scientist and medicine underpinning COVID-19, and we don’t feel safe to do it  anywhere else other than within our own private group, where we feel safe.

Below is our detailed report on the news conference held on Parliament Hill on June 17th, 2021. It was organized by Canadian MP Derek Sloan who has received hundreds of concerned communications from Canadian citizens about the censorship of scientists. Bridle and two other physicians spoke at the conference.

A recent article published in the British Medical Journal by journalist Laurie Clarke has highlighted the fact that Facebook has already removed at least 16 million pieces of content from its platform and added warnings to approximately 167 million others. YouTube has removed nearly 1 million videos related to, according to them, “dangerous or misleading covid-19 medical information.”

The more important questions to ask are: who is deciding what’s misleading? Who decides what’s false?

Some of the most renowned scientists and expert in this field have been subjected to this “fact-checking,” and they’ve been outspoken about how much of this fact-checking is flat out censorship. You decide.

To note: HealthFeedback.org, a fact checker, has attempted to refute some of Bridle’s claims. You can read more about them here.

 

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