“It’s not right,” he said. “When you start treating people based on where they were born or where their ancestors were born — it’s not right. It wasn’t right then, and it’s not right today.” – Clarence Dupnik
Despite the limitation on oxytocin’s social reach, its effect seems to be achieved more through inducing feelings of loyalty to the in-group than by fomenting hatred of the out-group. The Dutch researchers found some evidence that it enhances negative feelings, but this was not conclusive. “Oxytocin creates intergroup bias primarily because it motivates in-group favoritism and because it motivates out-group derogation,“ they write.
– Oxytocin has been described as the hormone of love
“Spies use different interrogation techniques than police. Cops tend to do their questioning in bright florescent rooms. And they’re legally required to let the bad guys know who they are before they start asking questions. Spies on the other hand often start interrogations in darkness in completly unfamiliar locations. And the less the bad guy knows the better.”
Two MQ-9 Reapers retrofitted with the new $15 million wide-area aerial surveillance sensors, or WAAS, will fly test missions later this year, and the Air Force plans to have ten such planes in battle by next spring, in rotation on a 24/7 patrol. “It’s an incredible force enhancer,“ said Colonel Eric Mathewson, Director of the service’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force at the Pentagon. Sierra Nevada Corporation, makers of the WAAS, chose the name, a spooky reference to the cursed sisters from Greek mythology””Medusa being the Beyonce of the trio””whose gaze turned men to stone.
This winter, the Air Force is set to deploy to Afghanistan what it says is a revolutionary airborne surveillance system called Gorgon Stare, which will be able to transmit live video images of physical movement across an entire town.
The system, made up of nine video cameras mounted on a remotely piloted aircraft, can transmit live images to soldiers on the ground or to analysts tracking enemy movements. It can send up to 65 different images to different users; by contrast, Air Force drones today shoot video from a single camera over a “soda straw” area the size of a building or two.