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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

DHS INVASIONS OF PRIVACY BY MALINTENT



None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.
--Goethe


Read the article by Allison Barrie, then see the comments from Barbara Hartwell Percival at the bottom of the page.

Homeland Security Detects Terrorist Threats by Reading Your Mind
Tuesday , September 23, 2008
By Allison Barrie


Baggage searches are SOOOOOO early-21st century. Homeland Security is now testing the next generation of security screening — a body scanner that can read your mind.

Most preventive screening looks for explosives or metals that pose a threat. But a new system called MALINTENT turns the old school approach on its head. This Orwellian-sounding machine detects the person — not the device — set to wreak havoc and terror.

MALINTENT, the brainchild of the cutting-edge Human Factors division in Homeland Security's directorate for Science and Technology, searches your body for non-verbal cues that predict whether you mean harm to your fellow passengers.

It has a series of sensors and imagers that read your body temperature, heart rate and respiration for unconscious tells invisible to the naked eye — signals terrorists and criminals may display in advance of an attack.

But this is no polygraph test. Subjects do not get hooked up or strapped down for a careful reading; those sensors do all the work without any actual physical contact. It's like an X-ray for bad intentions.

Currently, all the sensors and equipment are packaged inside a mobile screening laboratory about the size of a trailer or large truck bed, and just last week, Homeland Security put it to a field test in Maryland, scanning 144 mostly unwitting human subjects.

While I'd love to give you the full scoop on the unusual experiment, testing is ongoing and full disclosure would compromise future tests.

• Click here for an exclusive look at MALINTENT in action.
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But what I can tell you is that the test subjects were average Joes living in the D.C. area who thought they were attending something like a technology expo; in order for the experiment to work effectively and to get the testing subjects to buy in, the cover story had to be convincing.

While the 144 test subjects thought they were merely passing through an entrance way, they actually passed through a series of sensors that screened them for bad intentions.

Homeland Security also selected a group of 23 attendees to be civilian "accomplices" in their test. They were each given a "disruptive device" to carry through the portal — and, unlike the other attendees, were conscious that they were on a mission.

In order to conduct these tests on human subjects, DHS had to meet rigorous safety standards to ensure the screening would not cause any physical or emotional harm.

So here's how it works. When the sensors identify that something is off, they transmit warning data to analysts, who decide whether to flag passengers for further questioning. The next step involves micro-facial scanning, which involves measuring minute muscle movements in the face for clues to mood and intention.

Homeland Security has developed a system to recognize, define and measure seven primary emotions and emotional cues that are reflected in contractions of facial muscles. MALINTENT identifies these emotions and relays the information back to a security screener almost in real-time.

This whole security array — the scanners and screeners who make up the mobile lab — is called "Future Attribute Screening Technology" — or FAST — because it is designed to get passengers through security in two to four minutes, and often faster.

If you're rushed or stressed, you may send out signals of anxiety, but FAST isn't fooled. It's already good enough to tell the difference between a harried traveler and a terrorist. Even if you sweat heavily by nature, FAST won't mistake you for a baddie.

"If you focus on looking at the person, you don't have to worry about detecting the device itself," said Bob Burns, MALINTENT's project leader. And while there are devices out there that look at individual cues, a comprehensive screening device like this has never before been put together.

While FAST's batting average is classified, Undersecretary for Science and Technology Adm. Jay Cohen declared the experiment a "home run."

As cold and inhuman as the electric eye may be, DHS says scanners are unbiased and nonjudgmental. "It does not predict who you are and make a judgment, it only provides an assessment in situations," said Burns. "It analyzes you against baseline stats when you walk in the door, it measures reactions and variations when you approach and go through the portal."

But the testing — and the device itself — are not without their problems. This invasive scanner, which catalogues your vital signs for non-medical reasons, seems like an uninvited doctor's exam and raises many privacy issues.

But DHS says this is not Big Brother. Once you are through the FAST portal, your scrutiny is over and records aren't kept. "Your data is dumped," said Burns. "The information is not maintained — it doesn't track who you are."

DHS is now planning an even wider array of screening technology, including an eye scanner next year and pheromone-reading technology by 2010.

The team will also be adding equipment that reads body movements, called "illustrative and emblem cues." According to Burns, this is achievable because people "move in reaction to what they are thinking, more or less based on the context of the situation."

FAST may also incorporate biological, radiological and explosive detection, but for now the primary focus is on identifying and isolating potential human threats.

And because FAST is a mobile screening laboratory, it could be set up at entrances to stadiums, malls and in airports, making it ever more difficult for terrorists to live and work among us.

Burns noted his team's goal is to "restore a sense of freedom." Once MALINTENT is rolled out in airports, it could give us a future where we can once again wander onto planes with super-sized cosmetics and all the bottles of water we can carry — and most importantly without that sense of foreboding that has haunted Americans since Sept. 11.

Allison Barrie, a security and terrorism consultant with the Commission for National Security in the 21st Century, is FOX News' security columnist.


Barbara Hartwell Percival Comments


"--a body scanner that can read your mind."


BHP: Well, not exactly. The true "mind" cannot be accessed through any such crude device, no matter how hi-tech. Maybe it can read electromagnetic signals from the brain. So what? The brain is only a step-down transformer for the "mind", which is spiritual in nature and exists in another dimension, while still permeating the so-called physical, three dimensional world. And what's more, I can assure you that no such device can "read the mind" of one who dwells in the eternal, non-dualistic realm of the Spirit.


"Most preventive screening looks for explosives or metals that pose a threat. But a new system called MALINTENT turns the old school approach on its head. This Orwellian-sounding machine detects the person — not the device — set to wreak havoc and terror."

BHP: Well, not exactly. The "detection" being used here obviously depends on a limited set of protocols, determined by an admittedly unproven system. Who can presume to say with certainty the "intent" of any individual? As for wreaking havoc and terror, I'd say the Department of Homeland Security has already got that covered. But at least she's got the "Orwellian" part right.


"MALINTENT, the brainchild of the cutting-edge Human Factors division in Homeland Security's directorate for Science and Technology, searches your body for non-verbal cues that predict whether you mean harm to your fellow passengers."

BHP: "Human Factors"? Is that like "Human Resources"? Something to be used, counted, analyzed, categorized, only as part of a larger system, but not truly perceived as a flesh-and-blood, sentient, natural individual, a living spirit.

You won't need any non-verbal cues from me (nor will you ever have the opportunity to assault me with your scanners) but I'll give you a very blunt verbal cue. Try prediciting THIS, you morons: No Sovereign Child of God will sit by and allow you morally bankrupt Homeland Security goons to invade his/her space, in an airport or anywhere else on God's green earth!


"It has a series of sensors and imagers that read your body temperature, heart rate and respiration for unconscious tells invisible to the naked eye — signals terrorists and criminals may display in advance of an attack."

BHP: You mean, like those signals displayed by the liars, criminals and terrorists that occupy the highest offices in the land? Why not scan them, and get them off the streets so the rest of us can live in peace? And we don't need your high-tech scanners to read the signals. Those are flagrantly displayed in plain sight, for all with eyes to see.


"But this is no polygraph test. Subjects do not get hooked up or strapped down for a careful reading; those sensors do all the work without any actual physical contact. It's like an X-ray for bad intentions."

BHP: Well, again, not exactly. It is a known fact that many pathological liars (sociopaths) can pass a polygraph with flying colors. It is also a known fact that intelligence operatives are routinely trained to beat a polygraph. Another known fact: Certain intelligence operatives HAVE beat the polygraph. Aldrich Ames, for one. And finally, that is why polygraph tests are NOT considered evidence in a court of law. Oh, but I forgot, silly me...we have no rule of law left in this country. Homeland Security (among many other treasonous agencies) have seen to that.


"Currently, all the sensors and equipment are packaged inside a mobile screening laboratory about the size of a trailer or large truck bed, and just last week, Homeland Security put it to a field test in Maryland, scanning 144 mostly unwitting human subjects."

BHP: Unwitting human subjects....where have we heard that one before? Oh yes, like the military "testing" on soldiers; like the mind control programs run by CIA; like the surveillance cameras hidden in street lights. You people won't be satisfied until every person on the planet can be counted as one of your unwitting human subjects.


"While I'd love to give you the full scoop on the unusual experiment, testing is ongoing and full disclosure would compromise future tests."

BHP: I'm sure you would , Ms. Barrie. But you are just another bought-and-paid for lackey of the mainstream media cartel. And I'm sure, of all people, as the security and terrorism consultant with the Commission for National Security in the 21st Century, and the security columnist for the illustrious FOX News, you wouldn't want to do anything which might compromise the agenda of the American Surveillance Society. Don't worry about compromising your integrity, though...you have none.


"But what I can tell you is that the test subjects were average Joes living in the D.C. area who thought they were attending something like a technology expo; in order for the experiment to work effectively and to get the testing subjects to buy in, the cover story had to be convincing."

BHP: The so-called "average Joe" does not exist. These are individual human beings, created by God. And they have the RIGHT TO PRIVACY, among other God-given rights. But the cover story comes as no surprise. Cover stories abound where the government is concerned. I can't really think of one operation run by these liars, cowards and tyrants that does NOT involve a cover story. After all, telling the truth would bring down the house.


"While the 144 test subjects thought they were merely passing through an entrance way, they actually passed through a series of sensors that screened them for bad intentions."

BHP: Bad intentions? Oh, you mean like covertly invading a person's privacy, while running a cover-up in real time?


"Homeland Security also selected a group of 23 attendees to be civilian "accomplices" in their test. They were each given a "disruptive device" to carry through the portal — and, unlike the other attendees, were conscious that they were on a mission."

BHP: A moron on a mission...that sounds like a great job for one of the G-Man wannabes you people recruit to do your dirty work. Yes indeed, it makes them feel IMPORTANT to be a part of a covert operation! Just think of the tales of derring-do they can tell all their friends!


"In order to conduct these tests on human subjects, DHS had to meet rigorous safety standards to ensure the screening would not cause any physical or emotional harm."

BHP: Who is to determine what constitutes harm? "Safety standards"? The cops electrocuting people with tasers claim they are "safe". But nothing could be further from the truth. Electrocution does damage, no matter how young and healthy the victim. For the elderly, the infirm or those with a heart condition, it can mean death.


But one thing is certain: Violations of God-given rights DO cause harm. And any "tests on human subjects" WITHOUT THEIR INFORMED CONSENT are not only unscrupulous, they are unlawful.


"So here's how it works. When the sensors identify that something is off, they transmit warning data to analysts, who decide whether to flag passengers for further questioning. The next step involves micro-facial scanning, which involves measuring minute muscle movements in the face for clues to mood and intention."

BHP: Are they serious with this nonsense? I guess they are. But I do see one thing that is most definitely "off". That is, the "mood and intention" of a government who would attempt to micro-manage every aspect of the lives of individuals for no other purpose than locking down a police state where each and every individual is under COMPLETE CONTROL.


"Homeland Security has developed a system to recognize, define and measure seven primary emotions and emotional cues that are reflected in contractions of facial muscles. MALINTENT identifies these emotions and relays the information back to a security screener almost in real-time.

This whole security array — the scanners and screeners who make up the mobile lab — is called "Future Attribute Screening Technology" — or FAST — because it is designed to get passengers through security in two to four minutes, and often faster."

BHP: That's just great. Now, with all these techno-goons on the case, there will be no more delays and people will not have to worry about being unavoidably detained...except for those occasions where the person's "intent" comes under suspicion and they are detained for interrogation, or perhaps, detained permanently, without access to legal counsel or due process.


"If you're rushed or stressed, you may send out signals of anxiety, but FAST isn't fooled. It's already good enough to tell the difference between a harried traveler and a terrorist. Even if you sweat heavily by nature, FAST won't mistake you for a baddie."

BHP: Is this for real? A machine, manned by government goons, will now decide who is harried, who is a terrorist. An added benefit: You won't be deemed a "baddie". Preposterous!


"If you focus on looking at the person, you don't have to worry about detecting the device itself," said Bob Burns, MALINTENT's project leader. And while there are devices out there that look at individual cues, a comprehensive screening device like this has never before been put together."



BHP: Well, not exactly, Bob. I beg to differ. Technology like this (and in fact, much more sophisticated) has existed for decades. The government just hasn't made its existence known to the public. You're a liar, Bob. But then, what can we expect from such a government "project leader"?


"While FAST's batting average is classified, Undersecretary for Science and Technology Adm. Jay Cohen declared the experiment a "home run."

BHP: A home run for whom, Mr. Cohen? Maybe for the government team, but certainly not for WE THE PEOPLE.


"As cold and inhuman as the electric eye may be, DHS says scanners are unbiased and nonjudgmental. "It does not predict who you are and make a judgment, it only provides an assessment in situations," said Burns. "It analyzes you against baseline stats when you walk in the door, it measures reactions and variations when you approach and go through the portal."

BHP: Bob, I get the feeling you're lying to us again... As for your baseline stats, they could only possibly represent a closed and sterile system. Trying to measure reactions and variations from that system would be totally useless in assessing anything which operates outside that system...like a flesh-and-blood, sentient, natural, living spirit, for example.


"But the testing — and the device itself — are not without their problems. This invasive scanner, which catalogues your vital signs for non-medical reasons, seems like an uninvited doctor's exam and raises many privacy issues."

BHP: Why do they always have to whitewash their plots by saying, it "raises privacy issues"?


THIS OPERATION IS AN OUTRIGHT AND FLAGRANT INVASION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PRIVACY. PERIOD. CASE CLOSED.


"But DHS says this is not Big Brother. Once you are through the FAST portal, your scrutiny is over and records aren't kept. "Your data is dumped," said Burns. "The information is not maintained — it doesn't track who you are."

BHP: Not Big Brother? Well, of course, the disclaimer. And I'm sure the data is dumped...in a GOVERNMENT DATA DUMP, that is.


How could anyone be so foolish or naive as to believe they would get hold of information and just throw it away? Comrade Bob, your true colors are showing.


"DHS is now planning an even wider array of screening technology, including an eye scanner next year and pheromone-reading technology by 2010."

BHP: I'll just bet they are....but again, the technology has been in existence for decades. They're just implementing it in increments. Wouldn't want to cause a panic by shoving it all in our faces all at once, would you?


"The team will also be adding equipment that reads body movements, called "illustrative and emblem cues." According to Burns, this is achievable because people "move in reaction to what they are thinking, more or less based on the context of the situation."

BHP: It seems Bob considers himself a real headshrinker! A pioneer in analyzing human behavior....able to home in on your every move and detect your intent (or "malintent".)


How about this, Bob: Why don't you ditch all the fancy equipment and psychological theories and just fall down on your knees and ask forgiveness for trying to usurp the power of the Creator? Yes, that would be a novel idea for you and your ilk.


But unlikely to happen, as long as you continue in your satanic delusions that you and your "team" can "assess" what's in the hearts and minds of others. Only God knows that. And that's why I'd say you have a serious problem, Bob. Repent, before it's too late.


"FAST may also incorporate biological, radiological and explosive detection, but for now the primary focus is on identifying and isolating potential human threats."

BHP: Just a little friendly assurance here. But anyone with half a brain has already identified the "human threats" in this country. And there is nothing "potential" about them.


"And because FAST is a mobile screening laboratory, it could be set up at entrances to stadiums, malls and in airports, making it ever more difficult for terrorists to live and work among us."

BHP: Great idea! Soon, we won't be able to go to the grocery store without being "scanned" and "analyzed for malintent" by Homeland Stupidity goons. Wouldn't want to take a chance on being accosted by a terrorist in the produce aisle!


"Burns noted his team's goal is to "restore a sense of freedom." Once MALINTENT is rolled out in airports, it could give us a future where we can once again wander onto planes with super-sized cosmetics and all the bottles of water we can carry — and most importantly without that sense of foreboding that has haunted Americans since Sept. 11."

BHP: The punch line, naturally: Now we are asked to believe that all these invasions of privacy, all this surveillance and analysis and check points and voodoo technology, have but this one lofty goal: To "restore a sense of freedom".

But a "sense of freedom" is not enough. A "sense of freedom" is only an illusion, and is not FREEDOM ITSELF.


None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.


In true Orwellian fashion, MALINTENT describes NOT the intent of those it was designed to control and ultimately enslave, but the intent of those who created it.


Barbara Hartwell Percival
September 24, 2008