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World Affairs Brief, February 23, 2018 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.world affairsbrief.com).
This Week’s Analysis:
The Media’s Massive Anti-Gun Campaign
More Crucial Revelations About the Florida Shooting
The Russian Indictment: Is that All There Is?
Mitt Romney Runs for Utah US Senate Seat
Preparedness Tip: Plan Your Garden
THE MEDIA’S MASSIVE ANTI-GUN CAMPAIGN
I clearly expected to see the usual amount of anti-gun legislation surface in the wake of the Florida High School mass shooting last week, but never before have I seen such a massive wave of scripted protests by uninformed high schoolers, pushed to the forefront by a complicit media. We didn’t see anything like this even after the provocation of the Sandy Hook shooting. I’m sure the media was extremely disappointed that the Sandy Hook massacre failed to produce the intended gun ban, and have now learned to enlist the anti-gun ignorance of teenage opinions to spark more outrage. As early as the day after, the media started hunting for high schoolers with anti-gun sentiments to showcase on the evening news. The second day, an organized “lie-in” at the White House happened, and by the third day anti-gun high school teachers in most major cities were organizing their students into the mass protests that you now see every night on the news. None of this is spontaneous. Sure, High Schoolers are prone to following waves of peer pressure, but they don’t move into coordinated action like this without highly organizing anti-gun forces behind them—and fueled by front page coverage among the mainstream media.
We may never know all of what goes on behind the scenes to manipulate these teens into making it look like a universal groundswell for gun control, but what happened to one surviving high schooler in Florida tell us a lot about the media’s hidden agenda, as reported by RealClearPolitics.com:
CNN aired a town hall on the Florida school shooting with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) that included NRA’s Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel that was moderated by Jake Tapper. Students and parents asked questions about gun control and school safety.
Rubio was put on the spot numerous times by this one-sided event. He should have seen this setup and refused to participate. The one student who refused to participate clearly smelled a rat:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a “scripted question,” quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told WPLG-TV. “Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded classmates in the midst of terror says he did not get to share his experience,” WPLG’s Janine Stanwood explained.
“Colton wrote questions about school safety, suggested using veterans as armed school security guards but claims CNN wanted him to ask a scripted question instead so he decided not to go,” Stanwood reported. “I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” Haab said.
Now he knows better. And, he wasn’t the only one. As the Daily Caller wrote,
Andrew Klein, a Republican gun-owner and the father of Ariana Klein, a junior at Stoneman Douglas, said on Fox News Thursday that he received a call from a CNN producer the day after the shooting last week. “I actually spoke to a CNN producer on Thursday, the day after the shooting, and the producer insinuated to me that they were looking for people who were willing to espouse a certain narrative, which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate,” Klein claimed. “And I read that as being a gun control debate.”
Kein was dis-invited once it was clear he wasn’t interested in pushing gun control. Just as in the presidential debates, the mainstream media pundits were busy trying to manipulate the agenda by feeding scripted questions to those chosen to ask questions—which was also pre-determined. That’s a clear violation of their claim of neutrality and journalistic integrity.
CNN’s town hall was a setup from the very beginning. The girl high school senior they brought in to confront the NRA representative was the same I had seen on NPR and several other evening news programs. She’s a radical with shaved head and hardly representative of most students, but it was just this kind of radical CNN wanted. Had she been on the “right” or “pro-Trump” with a shaved head, the media would have labeled her a Neo-Nazi. Instead as a Femin-Nazi, anti-gunner on the Left, she gets only praise:
Emma Gonzalez, the leader of the students demanding [anti-gun] action after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, takes on National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch at a town hall moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN: OK. I want to bring in right now Senior Emma Gonzalez. She has a question. (Applause)
GONZALEZ: First of all, I want to thank Mr. Foster for teaching us everything we learned. I could not have written that speech without you.
Ms. Gonzalez just admitted that she learned all of her radical ideas from her high school teacher, Mr. Foster, who likely guided her response not only in the essay but in all these media side shows. Her nearly incoherent next sentence indicates how well she is being otherwise “educated” in this public school (notice the common-with-teens ungrammatical use of “like” and “uh” in forming her unscripted thoughts):
Half of you was like directly from notes and I want to thank you for that. Second of all, uh, I had a thing I was going to say. [but forgot] Happens to the best of us.
All right. Dana Loesch, I want you to know that we will support your two children in the way that we will not – – you will not. [Nice cutting remark to start with—showing the full degree of her prejudice against the NRA representative.] The shooter at our school obtained weapons that he used on us legally. Do you believe that it should be harder to obtain the semi-automatic and – – weapons and the modifications for these weapons to make them fully automatic like bump stocks?
This was also likely a scripted question, given her inability to craft a grammatically correct question on her own.
DANA LOESCH, NRA: Well first off Emma, I want to applaud you for standing up and speaking out. And for anyone who has ever criticized you or any of these students up here, including people who have been on my side of this issue, I don’t think that anyone should deny you your voice or deny you your position because you are young.
This kind of flattery to a feminine skin head was totally unnecessary but typical of the people-pleasing reps the NRA sends out to represent them. Sadly, the NRA is the most compromising of all the claimed pro-gun lobbies. I would have taken her to task for her preliminary insulting remark. Instead, Loesch let Gonzalez interrupt her repeatedly and failed to expose this girl as the feminine thug she is.
Then there was student David Hogg and his band of anti-gun high school students that have been making the rounds of all the mainstream media talk shows. It turns out his mother is Rebecca Boldrick who has high level connections at CNN and is a rabid anti-gun activist, promoter of Planned Parenthood, and very anti-Trump.
Sadly, the White House staff made the same mistake of playing up to teens by having a bunch of them come into the White House for a photo-op with the president. Big mistake. Trump, the inveterate flatterer that he is, is going to say accommodating words to these students and the media present. Trump mentioned in passing the possibility of arming teachers, but when he got a major backlash from the press, he issued a tweet denying it. Sad. Predictably, within a day, Trump had made many unwise compromises with the gun control advocates as Dudley Brown of the National Association of Gun Rights noted:
It pains me to say that President Trump has officially caved to the media when it comes to gun control. It’s so bad that Fox News just ran an article titled: “President Trump warms to gun control measures in wake of school shooting.”
This comes just moments after President Trump signed an order instructing the Justice Department to BAN many common firearm accessories in an attempt to placate the liberal media and anti-gunners in Congress. Make no mistake; Trump’s accessory ban is just the tip of the gun control iceberg. Gun bans and potential confiscation by executive fiat are bad enough, but it gets worse.
Not only is President Trump trying to ban certain firearm accessories by the stroke of a pen, the White House is signaling he’s open to increasing the age requirements to purchase certain firearms. In fact, right after signing the ban on “bump stocks,” Trump took to Twitter to affirm his support for other gun control proposals. It’s all “on the table for discussion.”
Who knows what else is on the table? With liberal Republicans and Democrats sitting down to discuss gun control in the U.S. Senate, anything could happen. These are the first dominoes to fall, and the liberal media won’t be satisfied with Trump’s Second Amendment surrender. They’ll want more, and Trump may very well be ready to give it to them.
That’s what I’m worried about—the incremental chipping away at gun rights until they are gone. Just as the number and violence of government induced shootings rises, so does the intensity of this campaign for a larger gun ban.
It is obvious to most that just banning the current sale of weapons (which won’t happen yet) would not stop unstable or mind-controlled youth from getting hold of one of the millions of existing weapons in the USA—thus only a total gun confiscation will “solve” the problem. But does it?
We have the history of many efforts to ban and/or confiscate personal weapons in history. Naturally, the anti-gunners never count the millions of innocent dissident people or groups killed by tyrannical governments once the public has been disarmed. But even the rate of crime doesn’t necessarily go down just because the guns of honest citizens are confiscated.
Here are two examples of bad and good analysis: There first is snopes.com, a notorious anti-conspiracy debunker site, talking about the famed pro-gun memo out of Australia from a police officer, Ed Chenel, that claimed there was an immediate increase in crime. Snopes cherry picks statistics from leftist universities to debunk it. The problem with this technique is that these particular academics are all anti-gunners and distort or select the data to suit their purposes.
Here’s a more balanced approach by Police Magazine talking about the Canadian study, which gives you a more accurate picture:
One reader recently forwarded a little treatise to us that purportedly comes from an Australian law enforcement officer named Ed Chenel. The message begins, “Hi Yanks and Canadians,” and goes on to detail the effects of a 12-month-old gun confiscation program in the Land Down Under.
There are a few things that you need to know about the Chenel e-mail, which can be found on the Internet by plugging “Australia” and “gun control” into your favorite search engine. One, the Australian law in question was effected in 1997. So this letter has been floating around the Internet like some mythical Sargasso Sea ghost ship since 1998. More importantly, while the stats in the Chenel message are pretty accurate, they are open to interpretation as to whether they are numerically significant.
I’m not criticizing Mr. Chenel here. To be honest, I’m not even sure that Mr. Chenel exists. The point is that any statistical analysis of the effects of a law on crime trends should involve more than one year’s worth of data.
Fortunately, such analysis does exist. Gary A. Mauser, a professor at Canada’s Simon Fraser University, has produced a fascinating academic report on Australian gun control that should be required reading for people on both sides of America’s gun control debate. Published in November 2003, Mauser’s “The Failed Experiment: Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales” is a scalding attack on ill-conceived gun control laws.
One of the things that Mauser clearly establishes is that the enactment of Draconian gun control laws in each of the countries studied was a knee-jerk reaction to a terrible crime. For example, the 1996 incident in Dunblane, Scotland, in which a mentally unstable man shot and killed 16 elementary school students resulted in a 1997 law banning handguns throughout the United Kingdom.
As I pointed out last week, it only took one such event in these countries to get legislators to ban guns, but because gun rights are fortified within our constitution, it is taking multiple mass shootings—with many more to come.
The result was not exactly what the gun control proponents wanted. The year the law was enacted there were approximately 2,600 gun crime incidents in the U.K. A year later, there were 3,600 and gun crime in the U.K. continues to trend upward. What happened in the U.K. is basically what Second Amendment advocates in the United States have always contended: When gun ownership becomes a crime, then only criminals have guns. Similar trends have also resulted from gun bans in Australia and Canada.
In contrast, there are 35 states in the U.S. that allow their law-abiding citizens to carry handguns in public. Studies show that gun crime has not increased in these states and in many cases it has dropped.
Another startling conclusion that can be drawn from the Australian and Canadian gun control experience is that the cost of such a program is huge. The first year of the Australian program cost about a half billion Australian dollars.
What’s happened in Canada is even more shocking. The law was sold to the Canadian public as an inexpensive solution to the gun question. It was supposed to cost 85 million Canadian dollars and create a small bureaucracy. A decade later, the program has eaten more than $1 billion in government funds and created a bureaucracy that employs more than 1,700 people.
All that money could have been spent to do something that would really reduce violent crime in Canada. The Ontario Police Association estimates that 1 billion Canadian dollars could have paid the salaries of 1,000 patrol officers for a decade. There’s a lesson here for Americans on both sides of the gun control issue.
MORE CRUCIAL REVELATIONS ABOUT THE FLORIDA SHOOTING
1. Police had been called to Cruz’s homes some 39 times in the past seven years over reports of violence or suspicious behavior. Yet, the current foster parents said “they didn’t see his dark side.” As the NY Post wrote,
…the nature of the emergencies at his Parkland home included “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” “domestic disturbance” and “missing person,” KTLA reported. And a schoolmate, Brody Speno, told the network that cops were called to Cruz’s home “almost every other week.” “Something wasn’t right about him,” Speno told CNN. “He was off.” Speno said he knew Cruz from elementary school and described him as “an evil kid” who was “always getting in trouble.”
2. The FBI claimed that the tip warning about Cruz’ school shooting threat was inexplicably lost and didn’t get sent on to the local FBI office to be investigated. The Sun Sentinel wrote that “A person close to Cruz contacted an FBI national tipline on Jan. 5 with concerns about the young man’s ‘gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,’”
The FBI gave no details or explanations about how this could have happened, but I’ll tell you, the paper trail within the Bureau is incredible. Something like this just doesn’t get “lost” without explanation. My father was an FBI agent and he was always weighed down with paperwork, having to document every thing that he did. They don’t just lose serious threats like this.
This Bureau denial sounds very much like the multiple reports about Arabs getting flight training in San Diego, Florida, Phoenix and Minneapolis that were sent to the FBI and yet nothing was followed up on prior to 9/11. I’m certain that these reports were quashed by higher authorities who had knowledge of the government plot to create this massive terror event.
I believe that the report on Cruz was similarly quashed because someone at headquarters recognized that this was a “person of interest” in a black operation. There is no way, in this atmosphere of continual mass shootings that the FBI would lose or misplace such a clear warning. Naturally, the FBI will cover up what really happened and promise to make amends, but virtually no one is talking about this being an intentional oversight.
3. Cruz’ Foster Family Dad works for Military Intelligence: In several interviews with the mainstream press, the nation got to know the foster family, Kimberly and James Snead, who took in Nikolas Cruz when his adoptive mother died. In this report by the Daily Mail, Snead is listed as working for military intelligence as an analyst. That’s a disturbing link with a government employee. Nowhere do the Sneads explain why Cruz ended up living with them. They expressed deep regret but claimed they saw no signs of his dark side. I find that hard to believe—how police made 39 calls to his previous home due to serious issues and yet nothing showed up while in the Snead home? It gets worse, as Breitbart explained,
CNN reports that the day after Thanksgiving 2017, PBCSO was called and told that Cruz had allegedly hidden a gun in the backyard of a family with which he was staying. Deputies conducted a search, then wrote up the incident as “domestic unfounded.”
PBCSO was called four days later with a report that Cruz had allegedly “lashed out against the family that took him in.” Deputies found Cruz at a local park and spoke with him. He told them he was upset because he had lost a photo of his late mother. But the family with which he was staying claimed he had just bought a gun and they believed he was coming back to use it against them.
During the second 911 call, the dispatcher was told that Cruz was buying “tons of ammo” and had allegedly put “put [a] gun to others heads in the past.”
If this family was the Sneads, they are lying about “not seeing the dark side of Cruz.” It also means they knew about the handgun and his purchases of ammo. In addition, James Snead says he kept Cruz’s AR-15 rifle in a locked gun safe and that he had the only key. How about the handgun, gas mask and multiple ammunition clips? Didn’t that trigger any warnings to a military analyst? Somehow, Snead claims, Cruz got his rifle out of the safe “with a second key” which Snead claims he didn’t know existed. Really?
What else is strange is that Snead said he had met Cruz a few times before he moved in with them. ‘He was very polite. He seemed normal,’ he said. They even claim they didn’t know about his incidents with the police or his mental health issues. But that is how the foster care system works—and you don’t get to be a foster parent without a lot of paperwork and briefings on past issues with the teen. The agency would certainly have had all the police and health records on Cruz and alerted the Sneads. I just can’t believe they were totally clueless to his problems.
4. He was on psychiatric drugs: According to WND.com, “a relative confides to a newspaper that the “troubled youth” who committed the mass murder was on psychiatric medications – you know, those powerful, little understood, mind-altering drugs with fearsome side effects including “suicidal ideation” and even “homicidal ideation.” Yet the predictable response from the press is always the same – not only a total lack of curiosity, but disdain for any who ask the question, as though connecting psychiatric meds to mass shootings is pursuing a ‘conspiracy theory.’”
Then there is this excellent video by constitutional attorney Jonathan Emord about the undeniable link between mood altering drugs and suicide and violent tendencies and how authorities always refuse to allow the public to see the history of psychiatric drug use with these shooters. These drugs play an integral part in how Satan is allowed to gain access to a person’s mind and dull the warnings of conscience.
There’s another very disturbing video that has surfaced that at first glance claims to provide evidence from an expert in hypnosis about how government can easily control the mind of potential mass shooters. In reality he’s only using the government mind control tag to draw audiences to his occultic performances. He performs various mental operations on persons in the audience that can NOT be explained by normal hypnosis, that requires the hypnotist to take time to induce a trance-like state in the subject. What this slick guy, Darren Brown, does is instantaneous and is not possible without complete support and interaction with dark forces from the other side (Satan). Let me explain.
You don’t have to watch the whole 48 minutes. In the fast paced intro between minutes 2 and 3 he puts a man down on the ground by putting his hand to his head and saying “sleep.” He picks a girl from the audience and after putting her outstretched hands together in his tells her that she won’t be able to pull them apart, and she can’t. He gets the girl to agree that she is perfectly awake and not in a trance, and then asks her how she feels. Right at the 3 min mark she tells him that she can feel her hands being pressed together by some outside force.
That’s a key because it’s powerful evidence of external evil spiritual forces interacting in a physical way with mortals, which usually is against God’s rules of how this earth test is operated. God rarely allows Satan this kind of leeway unless people lay themselves open to these grand deceptions. And, everyone that goes into one of these supernatural performances has unknowingly entered into a realm in which they become susceptible to evil powers. He admits his operations don’t work on everyone, but it’s telling that it does on so many.
Of course, Darren Brown is careful to provide pseudo rational explanations for all this, but none of you can duplicate what he does. To do so, you have to seek and allow yourself to be tied to Satan’s power, which is very dangerous to your spiritual well-being, and that can happen even when you are naive about that power (as in the case of “water witching” for finding water, whose practitioners are convinced they are doing something natural or by divine help—a deception).
I bring this up, because of how strongly I feel Satanic influence plays a role in these kinds of mass shootings. Cruz even admitted to hearing “Demon voices” directing him. This video will show you how easily even good people can be drawn into dangerous Satanic power as long as they are given a plausible alternative explanation that seems harmless.
I’m also against any use of hypnosis—even the “normal kind” because it’s always dangerous to yield your will over to another. In that state, dark side spiritual powers can implant ideas and subtle controls in your mind that will eventually harm you. Of course, Satan knows how to give beneficial messages at first to lure you into believing the process is “of God” or good.
But always remember, God never allows the things of true spirituality (divine inspiration or miraculous healing) to be used in any systematic or mechanistic way. Prayer is the only real connection we have and it’s never systematic or guaranteed. Answers to prayer always depend on His foreknowledge and will as to what is ultimately good for us in light of this earthly test we are going through. Most of the time, what is best for us is NOT being able to have physical proof of God’s existence. The real test is to see if we can live by faith and the subtle promptings or warnings of conscience.
5. Douglas High School student Jalen Martin tells Alex Jones that 4 weeks prior to the shooting there was a drill for teachers with the Secret Service at school. They didn’t specifically tell the teachers that anything was going to happen, but they were there because they must have known something was going to happen. This is an extremely disturbing revelation because the SS doesn’t hold terror training sessions for public schools.
A teacher told him the secret service were there training the teachers on a shooter scenario. Did they have prior knowledge? He also said the school had a fire drill earlier in the morning on the day of the shooting, somewhere between 9 and 11am. Later in the day when they heard the fire alarm, everyone was confused because they had just gone through a fire alarm drill in the morning. 50 police cars showed up almost immediately and then a helicopter. At that point, they thought it was a “code black” which means a “bomb” in the school. Then all the kids started running away from the school. As they were leaving he lent his phone to a friend to call his mom. He told her there was an “active shooter” at the school. Another teacher rushed over and said, “Don’t say that, don’t tell anybody,” and took the phone away. He didn’t hear the gunshots.
Jalen said that he didn’t know the shooter but had a friend who went to class with him. The Friend said Cruz had a lot of mental issues, but was especially compliant to anything anyone told him to do, especially bad stuff; that he had real anger issues with other kids, even though he didn’t talk much. He says other told him about hearing shots after Cruz had left. One girl he talked to was the friend of the girl on video that said there were multiple shooters, and she heard it along with her friend.
6. Broward County Sheriff Corruption: Having a corrupt and politically protected sheriff in the jurisdiction that will be used for a politically motivated mass shooting is important for the Deep State. Patrick Howley writes that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel pals around with Hillary Clinton and other big Democrats:
Investigative journalist Laura Loomer revealed Saturday that the sheriff in Broward County, Florida pals around with prominent Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders. The sheriff, Scott Israel, is throwing objectivity to the wind and making a full-throated plea for gun control, which is earning him plaudits from national media including The Washington Post.
The Sheriff has also been accused of having an affair with a 17 year old girl and then forcing her to have an abortion. In a YouTube video uploaded in 2012, an unidentified woman, in a series of three videos uploaded to a channel called “Barry Israel,” claims to have been in a six month long relationship with Israel. In the videos, she addresses Israel directly — seeming scorned and angry. As the Gateway Pundit pointed out, “Israel’s wife Susan made her own video responding to the allegations however, and accused her husband’s opponent of hiring an actress to make the allegations.” Personally, I don’t trust this Sheriff.
7. Lawmakers agree to destroy site of school carnage: Claiming that “This building has to come down,” Florida legislators were goaded into deciding to fund the destruction of a perfectly good building just because it was the site of a mass shooting. They do this to accentuate the public outrage.
Summary: As Mark Levin pointed out,
…there was no federal law that would have stopped Nikolas Cruz. The failure here is particularly in the FBI and local school districts who fail to secure these school buildings [and heed the ample warning signs that were there]. Unfortunately, the left wing school boards who don’t support local police, don’t want them in the schools. We are so quick to accept the narrative that is imposed upon us by the left and media. The media are exploiting kids marching in favor of gun control to advance their agenda. We already have gun control in this country and anybody who purchases a gun knows this.
Of course, but they won’t stop until all guns are banned and confiscated. But many will not give up their guns without a fight. And then, there is the issue of lack of parental discipline and responsibility that leads to and demands that schools apply no discipline either. Florida Teacher of the Year (Kelly Guthrie Raley) had the courage to broach this unpopular topic in a Facebook post that went viral:
Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it-violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school.
I grew up with guns. Everyone knows that. But you know what? My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my ass out. My parents invaded my life. They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything! Parents: it’s time to STEP UP!
I would add that schools must begin to teach and expect self-discipline in schools—and that includes clamping down on bad attitudes. Almost all the bad attitudes your children pick up are from public schools. Along with TV and film, it’s the breeding ground of everything bad about our society.
THE RUSSIAN INDICTMENT. IS THAT ALL THERE IS?
Once again, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is making mountains out of molehills—indicting Russians who will never face trial because they are not in this country, over using false internet identities to influence public opinion.
Guess what folks? The US does this in spades in other countries. Our Endowment for Democracy has plied money all around Latin America influencing elections—usually against any free market political parties and favoring socialist ones. But Mueller failed miserably to find any collusion by the Russians with the Trump campaign. What his indictment does show is that the Russians spread around information on both sides of the political spectrum. Fox News has the story:
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for U.S. election meddling. The Russians indicted for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest were also behind anti-Trump rallies after the election, prosecutors said Friday, revealing another aspect of Russia’s alleged interference as it worked to sow discord in the United States.
“After the election, the defendants allegedly staged rallies to support the president-elect while simultaneously staging rallies to protest his election,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a Friday press conference. “For example, the defendants organized one rally to support the president-elect and another rally to oppose him, both in New York on the same day,” he said.
Friday’s indictment filing – signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller – says the defendants organized a Nov. 12 “Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York. On that same day, according to indictment, they also organized a “show your support for President-elect Donald Trump” rally in New York.
The indictment also revealed that the Russians organized a “Charlotte Against Trump” rally in North Carolina on Nov. 19. The November rallies are the only anti-Trump events that the indictment links to these Russian actors. It does not draw any connections to the widespread anti-Trump protests that were organized after his inauguration. Their “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” the indictment said.
Robert Ray, former federal prosecutor and independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation, says the White House can breathe sigh of relief as there is no evidence yet of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Mueller and the DOJ had to admit, however, that the election results were not impacted by the Russians’ activity. But that didn’t stop the media from castigating Trump for saying the Russians didn’t interfere with the election. The aren’t giving up attacking Trump or any of his children or in-laws for dealings with the Russians.
Democrats on Capitol Hill, though, are still suggesting that people associated with Trump or his campaign could have been involved in Russia’s meddling. “The American people deserve to know the full extent of Russia’s interference in our election and the involvement of Trump officials,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said.
The three Russian entities charged in the indictment are Internet Research Agency LLC, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering.
In another move, grasping at straws, Mueller filed a charge against a lawyer for lying to investigators about his interaction with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates in September 2016. CNN wrote,
The filing is further evidence of Mueller’s investigation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Gates and their work for Russian-allied clients. Alex Van Der Zwaan, who is expected to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon, is also accused of lying about the failure to turn over an email communication to the special counsel’s office. He was speaking with investigators about his work with international law firm Skadden Arps in 2012, when Manafort arranged for the firm to be hired by the Ukrainian Minister of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko.
The prosecutors’ criminal charge explains how Van Der Zwaan spoke with Gates and an unnamed person in September 2016 about the Ukrainian report and recorded the calls. At the time, Gates was still working with the Trump campaign. The charging document also says he exchanged an “innocuous text message” with Gates in mid-August 2016, and said falsely that was their last interaction. He also deleted and then failed to produce emails he exchanged with the unnamed person in September.
Criminal charges for not revealing an “innocuous text message” and failing to turn it over? Of course, what Mueller is really fishing for is a plea deal in exchange for more meaty evidence against someone in the Trump campaign—which probably isn’t there.
Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob – Publications | Raymond & Beverly Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy
Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob – Publications
Eshel Ben-Jacob – List of Publication Since 2000
- “Evolvement of Uniformity and Volatility in the Stressed Global Financial Village”, Kenett,D., Raddant, M., Lux, T., Ben-Jacob, E., ., PLoS ONE Vol. 7(2): e31144 (8 pages)
- “A tale of two stories: Astrocyte Regulation of Synaptic Depression and Facilitation”, De Pittà, M., Volman, V., Berry, H., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS Comput. Biol. Vol. 7(12): e1002293. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002293 (2011)
- “Functional Holography and Cliques in Brain activation patterns “, Jacob, Y., Papo, D., Hendler, T., Ben-Jacob, E., in “Brain Imaging” (ISBN 978-953-307-613-3). Publisher: InTech. (2011)
- “Mutually Facilitated Dispersal between the Non-motile Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and the Swarming Bacterium Paenibacillus vortex”, Ingham, C. J., Kalisman, O., Finkelshtein, A., Ben-Jacob, E., PNAS Early edition 10.1073/pnas.1102097108 (2011)
- “Cell Motility Dynamics: A Novel Segmentation Algorithm to Quantify Multi-Cellular Bright Field Microscopy Images”, Zaritsky, A., Natan, S., Horev, J., Hecht, I., Wolf, L., Ben-Jacob, E., Tsarfaty, I. PLoS ONE Vol. 6(11): e27593 (2011)
- “Computing with bacterial constituents cells and populations: from bioputing to bactoputing”, Norris, V., Zemirline, A., Amar, P., Audinot, J. N., Ballet, P., Ben-Jacob, E., Bernot, G., Beslon, G., Cabin, A. Fanchon, E., Giavitto, J. L., Glade, N., Greussay, G., Kepes, F., Michel, O., Molina, F., Signorini, J., Stano, P., Thierry, A. R., Theory in Biosciences, Vol. 130(3): 211-28. Epub 2011 Mar 8 (2011)
- “Engineered neuronal circuits: A new platform for studying the role of modular topology”, Shein-Idelson, M., Ben-Jacob, E., Hanein, Y., Front. Neuroeng. 4:10. Doi:10.3389/fneng.2011.00010 (2011)
- “The natural autoantibody repertoire in newborns and adults: a current overview”, Madi, A., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Kenett, D. Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Cohen I. R., a chapter of the book Naturally Occurring Antibodies (Nabs), chapter category: Autoimmunity, Landes Bioscience (2011)
- ”Smart Swarms of Bacteria-Inspired Agents with Performance Adaptable Interactions”, Shklarsh, A. Ariel, G., Schneidman, E. and Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Sep: 7(9): e1002177. Epub 2011 Sep 29 (2011)
- “Global and Local Features of Semantic Networks: Evidence from the Hebrew Mental Lexicon”, Kenett, Y. N., Kenett, D. Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Fuast, M., PLos ONE Vol. 6(8): e23912 (12 pages) (2011)
- “’Self-Assisted’ Amoeboid Navigation in Complex Enviroments”, Hecht, I., Levine, H., Rappel, W. J., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS ONE Vol. 6(8): e21955 (12 pages) (2011)
- “Activated Membrane Patches Guide Chemotactic Cell Motility”, Hecht, I., Skoge, M. L., Charest, P. G., Ben-Jacob, E., Firtel, R. A., Loomis W. f., Levine, H., Rappel, W. J., PLoS Comput Biol Vol. 7(6): e1002044 (8 pages) (2011)
- “The Effect of Nondialyzable Material (NDM) Cranberry Extract on Formation of Contact Lens Biofilm by Staphylococcus epidermidis, Leshem, R., Maharshak, I., Ben-Jacob, E., Ofek, I., Kremer, I., Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Vol. 52(7), 4929-4934 (2011)
- “Hidden temporal order unveiled in stock market volatility variance”, Shapira, Y., Kenett, D.Y., Raviv, O., Ben-Jacob, E., AIP Advances Vol. 1(2), 022127 (14 pages) (2011)
- “Reduced synchronization persistence in neural networks derived from Atm-deficient mice”, Levine-Small, N., Yekutieli, Z., Aljadeff, J., Boccaletti, S., Ben-Jacob, E., Barzilai, E. Frontiers in Neuroscience Vol. 5 article 46 pp 1-16 (2011)
- “Smart bacteria”, Ben-Jacob, E., Shapira, Y., Tauber, A. I. in “Chimera and Consciousness. Evolution of the Sensory Self”, chapter 5, page 55. Edited by Margulis, L., Asikainen, C.A. and Krumbein, W.E., The MIT Press, Cambridge Boston (2011)
- “Index cohesive force analysis reveals that the US market became prone to systemic collapses since 2002”. Kenett, D. Y., Shapira, Y., Madi, A., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Gur-Gershgoren, G., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS ONE Vol. 6(4): e19378 (8 pages) (2011)
- “Network Theory Analysis of Antibody-Antigen Reactivity Data: The Immune Trees at Birth and Adulthood”. Madi, A., Kenett, D.Y., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Merbl, Y., Quintana, F.J., Tauber, A. I., Cohen, I.R., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS ONE Vol 6(3) e17445 (7 pages) (2011)
- “Analyses of antigen dependency networks unveil immune system reorganization between birth and adulthood”. Madi, A., Kenett, D.Y., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Merbl, Y., Quintana, F.J., Boccaletti, S. Tauber, A. I., Cohen, I.R., Ben-Jacob, E., Chaos Vol. 21(1) 016109 (11 pages) (2011)
- “Time-frequency characterization of electrocorticographic recordings of epileptic patients using frequency-entropy similarity: A comparison to other bi-variate measures”. Gazit, T., Doron, I., Sagher, O., Kohrman, M.H., Towle, V.L., Teicher, M., Ben-Jacob, E ., J. Neuroscience Methods Vol. 194(2) pp 358-373 (2011)
- “Dynamics of stock market correlations”. Kenett, D. Y., Shapira, Y., A.Madi, Bransburg-Zabary, S., G.Gur-Gershgoren, Ben-Jacob, E., Czech AUCO economic review, Vol. 4 (3) pp 330-341 (2010)
- “Genome sequence of the pattern forming Paenibacillus vortex bacterium reveals potential for thriving in complex environments”. Sirota-Madi, A., Olender, T., Helman, Y., Ingham, C., Brainis, I., Roth, D., Hagi, E., Brodsky, L., Leshkowitz, D., Galatenko, V., Nikolaev, V., Mugasimangalam, R.C., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Gutnick, D.L., Lancet, D., BMC Genomics Vol. 11:710 pp 1-16 (2010)
- “Innate Synchronous Oscillations in Freely-Organized Small Neuronal Circuits”. Shein Idelson, M., Ben-Jacob, E., Hanein, Y., PLoS ONE Vol. 5(12) e14443 (2010)
- “Dominating Clasp of the Financial Sector Revealed by Partial Correlation Analysis of the Stock Market”. Kenett, D.Y., Tumminello, M., Madi, A., Gur-Gershgoren, G., Mantegna, R.N., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS ONE Vol. 5(12): e15032 (2010)
- “Revealing voxel correlation cliques by functional holography analysis of fMRI”. Jacob, Y., Rapson, A., Kafri, M., Baruchi, I., Hendler, T., Ben-Jacob, E., Journal of Neuroscience Methods Vol. 191, pp 126–137 (2010)
- “Lethal protein produced in response to competition between sibling bacterial colonies”. Be’er, A., Ariel, G., Kalishman, O., Helman, Y., Sirota-Madi, A., Zhang, H.P., Florin, E.L., Payne, S.M., Ben-Jacob, E., Swinney, H.L., PNAS, Vol. 107(14) pp 6258-6263 (2010)
- “Entropic effect and slow kinetics revealed in titrations of D2O-H2O solutions with different D/H ratios”. Katsir, Y., Shapira, Y., Mastai, Y., Dimova, R., Ben-Jacob, E., J. Phys. Chem. B Vol. 114 pp 5755-5763 (2010)
- “From network structure to network reorganization: implications for adult neurogenesis”. Schneider-Mizell, C. M., Parent, J. M., Ben-Jacob, E., Zochowski, M. Sander, L. M., Phys. Biol. Vol. 7(4) 046008 (2010).
- “Bacteria determine fate by playing dice with controlled odds”. Ben-Jacob, E., Schultz, D., PNAS, Vol. 107(30) pp 13197-8 (2010)
- “Nonlinear Gap Junctions Enable Long-Distance Propagation of Pulsating Calcium Waves in Astrocyte Networks”. Goldberg, M., De Pittà, M., Volman, V., Berry, H., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoS Comp. Biol. Vol. 6(8): e1000909 (2010)
- “Wrestling model of the repertoire of activity propagation modes in quadruple neural networks”. Shteingart, H., , N., Baruchi I., Ben-Jacob, E., Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience Vol. 4 (25) (2010)
- “A binary search approach to whole-genome data analysis”. Brodsky, L., Kogana, S., Ben-Jacob, E., Nevoa, E., PNAS, Vol. 107(39) pp 16893-16898 (2010)
- “Loss of Intrinsic Organization of Cerebellar Networks in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1: Correlates with Disease Severity and Duration”. Solodkin, A., Peri, E., Elinor Chen., E., Ben-Jacob, E., Gomez, C. M., Cerebellum Oct. issue DOI 10.1007/s12311-010-0214-5, Springer (2010)
- “Gene Network Holography of the Soil Bacterium Bacillus subtilis”. Roth, D., Madi, A., Kenett, D.Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Chapter 10, pp 255-280 in G. Witzany (ed.), Biocommunication in Soil Microorganisms, Soil Biology Series Vol. 23 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2010)
- “RMT Assessments of the Market Latent Information Embedded in the Stocks’ Raw, Normalized, and Partial Correlations”. Kenett, D.Y., Shapira, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., J. Probability and Statistics DOI:10.1155/2009/249370 (2009)
- “Learning from Bacteria about Natural Information Processing.” Ben-Jacob, E., Annals of the New York Academy of Science Vol. 1178, pp 78-90 (2009)
- “Cultured Neuronal Networks Express Complex Patterns of Activity and Morphological Memory”. , N., Rubinsky, L., Shein, M., Baruchi, I., Volman, V., and Ben-Jacob, E., pp 257-278 in World Scientific Lecture Notes in Complex System Vol. 10 : Handbook on Biological Networks, editors: Boccaletti, S., V. Latora, Y. Moreno. World Scientific, Singapore (2009)
- “Deciding fate in adverse times: Sporulation and competence in Bacillus subtilis”. Schultz, D., Wolynes, P.G., Ben-Jacob, E., Jose’ Onuchic, PNAS, Vol. 106(50) pp 21027-21034 (2009)
- “The Index Cohesive Effect On the Stock Market Correlations”. Shapira, Y., Kenett, D., Ben-Jacob, E., European Journal of Physics B EPJB Vol. 72, pp 657-669 (2009)
- “Locally Balanced Dendritic Integration by Short-term Synaptic Plasticity and Active Dendritic Conductances”. Volman, V., Levine, H., Ben-Jacob, E., Sejnowski, T.J., J. Neurophysiology Vol. 102, pp 3234-3250 (2009)
- “Reverse engineering of the spindle assembly checkpoint”. Doncic, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Einav, S., Barkai, N., PLoS ONE Vol. 4(8): 6495 (2009)
- “Bacterial Complexity: More is Different on all Levels”. Ben-Jacob, E., pp 25-35 In “Systems Biology: The Challenge of Complexity”, Edited by Shigetada Nakanishi, Ryoichiro Kageyama and Dai Watanabe Springer Tokyo (2009)
- “Organization of the autoantibody repertoire in healthy newborns and adults revealed by system level informatics of antigen microarray data”. Madi, A., Hecht, I., Bransburg- Zabary, S., Merbl, Y., Pick, A., Zucker-Toledano, M., Francisco, J. Quintana, Tauber, A. I., Cohen, I. R., Ben-Jacob, E., PNAS, Vol. 106(34) pp 14484-14489 (2009)
- “The Formation of Synchronization Cliques During Development of Modular Neural Networks”. Fuchs, E., Ayali, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Boccaletti, S., Phys. Biol., Vol. 6(3) 036018 (12 pp) (2009)
- “Glutamate regulation of calcium and IP3 oscillating and pulsating dynamics in astrocytes”. De Pittà, M., Goldberg M., Volman V., Berry H., Ben-Jacob E., J. Biol. Phys., Vol. 35(4) pp 383-411 (2009)
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- “Deadly competition between sibling bacterial colonies”. Be’er, A., Zhang, H., Florin, E.L., Payne, S.M, Ben-Jacob, E., Swinney, H., PNAS Vol. 106(20), pp 428-433 (2009)
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- “Process entanglement as a neuronal anchorage mechanism to rough surfaces”. Sorkin S., Greenbaum A., David-Pur M., Anava S., Ayali A., Ben-Jacob E., Hanein Y., Nanotechnology Vol. 20(1), pp 015101 (2009).
- “Engineered neuronal circuits shaped and interfaced with carbon nanotube microelectrodes arrays”. Shein, M., Greenbaum, A., Gabay, T., Sorkin, R., David-Pur, M., Ben-Jacob, E., Hanein, Y. Biomed Microdevices Vol. 11(2), pp 495-501(2009).
- “The regulative role of neurite mechanical tension in network development”. Anava S., Greenbaum A., Ben-Jacob E., Hanein Y., Ayali A., Biophysical Journal Vol. 96(4) pp 1661-1670 (2008).
- “Multimodal encoding in a simplified model of intracellular calcium signaling”. De Pitta, M., Volman, V., Levine, H., Ben-Jacob, E., Cognitive Processing Vol. 10(1) pp 55-70 (2008).
- “Management of synchronized network activity by highly-active neurons”. Shein, M., Volman, V., , N., Hanein, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Biology, Vol. 5(1-13) pp 036001(1)-036001(8) (2008).
- “Carbon nanotube micro-electrodes for neuronal interfacing”. Ben-Jacob, E., Hanein, Y., Journal of Materials Chemistry (Highlight) Vol. 18, pp 5181-5186 (2008)
- “The emergence and properties of mutual synchronization in in vitro coupled cortical networks”. Baruchi, I., Volman, V., , N., Shein, M., Ben-Jacob, E., European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) Vol. 28, pp 1825-1835, (2008).
- “Genome Holography: Deciphering Function-Form Motifs from Gene Expression Data”. Madi, A., Friedman, Y., Roth, D., Regev, T., Bransburg-Zabary, S., Ben-Jacob, E., PLoSONE, Vol. 3(7) pp 1-14 (2008).
- “Social behavior of bacteria: from physics to complex organization”. Ben-Jacob, E., The European Physics Journal B (EPJB) Vol. 65, pp 315-322 (2008).
- “Pulsating–gliding transition in the dynamics of levitating liquid nitrogen droplets”. Snezhko, A., Ben-Jacob, E., S Aronson, I., New Journal of Physics Vol. 10(4), pp 043034(1) – 043034(12) (2008).
- “Electrochemical deposition in rf-irradiated solutions – A manifestation of induced long range order?”. Katsir, Y., Miller, L., Scolnik, Y., Aharonov, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., ECS Transactions Vol. 11(20), pp 71-81 (2008)
- “Identifying repeating motifs in the activation of synchronized bursts in cultured neuronal networks”. , N., Ben-Jacob, E., Journal of Neuroscience methods Vol. 170, pp 96-110 (2008).
- “Coexistence of amplitude and frequency modulations in intracellular calcium dynamics”. De Pitta`, M., Volman, V., Levine, H., Pioggia, G., De Rossi, D., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review E Rapid Communication Vol. 77, pp 030903(1) – 030903(4) (2008).
- “Emergence of agent swarm migration and vortex formation through inelastic collisions”. Ben-Jacob, E., Grossman, D., Aranson, I. S., New journal of Physics Vol. 10, pp 026036(1) – 026036(11) (2008).
- “Swarming and complex pattern formation in Paenibacillus vortex studied by imagine and tracking cells”. Ingham, J., Colin, Ben-Jacob, E., BMC microbiology Vol. 8(36) pp 1-16 (2008)
- “Spatio-temporal motifs ‘remembered’ in neuronal networks following profound hypothermia”. Rubinsky, L., , N., Lavee, J., Frenk, H., Ben-Jacob, E., Neural Networks Vol. 21(9), pp 1232-1237 (2008).
- “Detecting and localizing the foci in human epileptic seizures”. Ben-Jacob, E., Boccaletti, S., Pomyalov A., Procaccia I., Towle, V. L., Chaos Vol. 17(4), pp 043113(1)- 043113(8) (2007).
- “Mapping and assessment of epileptogenic foci using frequency-entropy templates”. Ben-Jacob, E., Doron, I., Gazit, T., Rephaeli, E., Sagher, O., Towle, V.L., Physical Review E Vol. 76, pp 051903(1) – 051903(8) (2007).
- “Correlated phenotypic transitions to competence in bacterial colonies”. Hecht, I., Ben-Jacob, E., Levine, H., Physical Review E Rapid Communication Vol. 76, pp 040901(1) – 040901(5) (2007).
- “Target-specific and global effectors in gene regulation by MicroRNA“. Levine, E., Ben-Jacob, E., Levine, H., Biophysical journal, Vol. 93, pp. L52-L54 (2007).
- “Molecular level stochastic model for competence cycles in Bacillus subtilis“. Schultz, D., Ben-Jacob, E., Onuchic, J.N., Wolynes, P., PNAS Vol. 104(45), pp 17582-17587 (2007).
- “Co-emergence of regularity and complexity during neural network development“. Fuchs, E., Ayali, A., Robinson, A, Hulata, E., Ben-Jacob, E., Developmental Neurobiology Vol. 67, pp 1802-1814 (2007).
- “The function of intersegmental connections in determining temporal characteristics of the spinal cord rhythmic output“. Ayali, A., Fuchs, E., Ben-Jacob, E., Cohen, A., Neuroscience Vol. 147(1), pp 236-246 (2007).
- “Study of hypothermia on cultured neuronal networks using multi-electrode arrays“. Rubinsky, L., , N., Baruchi, I., Ben-Jacob, E., Lavee, J., Shein, M., Frenk, H., Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 160(2), pp 288-293 (2007).
- “Electro-chemical and biological properties of carbon nanotube based multi-electrode”. Gabay, T., Ben-David, M., Kalifa, I., Sorkin, R., Abrams, Z., Ben-Jacob, E., Hanein, Y., Nanotechnology, Vol. 18(3), pp 035201(1) – 035201(6) (2007).
- “Calcium and Synaptic dynamics underlying rererberatory activity in Neuronal networks”. Volman,V., Gerkin, R.C., Lau, M-P., Ben-Jacob, E., Guo-Qiang Bi. Physical Biology Vol. 4, pp 91-103 (2007).
- “The Astrocyte as a Gatekeeper of Synaptic Information Transfer”. Volman, V., Ben-Jacob, E., Levine, H., Neural Computation Vol. 19, pp 303-326 ((2007.
- “Towards Neuro-Memory-Chip: Imprinting multiple memories in cultured neural networks”. Baruchi, I., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review E Rapid Communication Vol. 75, pp 050901(1)- 050901(4) (2007).
- “The Effect of rf-irradiation on electrochemical deposition and its stabilization by nanoparticle doping”. Katsir, Y., Miller, L., Aharonov, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 154(4), pp D249-D259 (2007).
- “Noise resistance in the spindle assembly checkpoint”. Doncic, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Barkai, N., Molecular Systems Biology Vol. 2 Article number 27 pp 1-6 (2006).
- “Time-invariant person-specific frequency templates in human brain activity”. Doron, I., Hulata, E., Baruchi, I., Towle, V.L., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review Letters Vol. 96, pp 258101(1)- 258101(4) (2006).
- “Harnessing Bacterial Intelligence: A Prerequisite for Human Habitation of Space”. Ben-Jacob, E., Chapter 13 in Beyond Earth: The future of Humans in Space, Edited by Bob Krone, Apogee books (2006).
- “Functional Holography Analysis: Simplifying the complexity of dynamical networks”. Baruchi, I., Grossman, D., Volman, V., Hunter, J., Towle, V. L., Ben-Jacob, E., in Chaos Focus Issue on “Stability and Pattern Formation in Networks of Dynamical Systems” edited by L. Pecora and Boccaletti, S.., Vol.16, pp 015112 (2006).
- “Collective plasticity and individual stability in cultured neural networks”. , N., Volman, V., Ben-Jacob, E., Neurocomputing Vol. 69, pp 1150-1154 (2006).
- “Adult, gender-specific behavior characterized by elevated neuronal functional complexity”. Fuchs, E., Hulata, E., Ben-Jacob, E., Ayali A., NeuroReport Vol. 17, pp1153-1158 (2006).
- “Self-engineering capabilities of bacteria“. Ben-Jacob, E., Levine, H., Journal of the Royal society interface Vol. 3(6), pp 197-214 (2005).
- “Seeking the Foundations of Cognition in Bacteria: From Schrödinger’s Negative Entropy to Latent Information”. Ben-Jacob, E., Shapira, Y., Tauber, A. I., Physica A Vol. 359, pp 495-524, (2005).
- “Topological classification of biological computing networks”. Blinder, P., Baruchi, I., Volman, V., Levine, H., Baranes D., Ben-Jacob, E., J. Natural Computing Vol. 4(4), pp 339-361 (2005).
- “Self-regulated complexity in neural networks”. Hulata, E., Volman V., Ben-Jacob, E., J. Natural Computing Vol. 4(4), pp 363-386 (2005).
- “Bacteria harnessing complexity”. Ben-Jacob, E., Aharonov, Y., Shapira, Y., Biofilms Vol. 1, pp 239–263 (2005).
- “Evaluating putative mechanisms of the mitotic spindle checkpoint”. Doncic, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Barkai, N., PNAS, Vol. 102, pp 6332–6337 (2005).
- “Manifestation of function-follow-form in cultured neuronal networks”. Volman, V., Baruchi, I., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Biology Vol. 2, pp 98-110 (2005).
- “Functional Holography of Complex Networks Activity from Cultures to the Human Brain”. Baruchi, I., Towle, V.L., Ben-Jacob, E., Complexity Vol. 10(3), pp 38-51 (2005).
- “Engineered self-organization of neural networks using carbon nanotube clusters”. Gabay, T., Jakobs, E., Ben-Jacob, E., Hanein, Y., Physica A Vol. 350(2-4), pp 611–621 (2005).
- “A Two-phase growth strategy in cultured neuronal networks as reflected by the distribution of neurite branching angles”. Shefi O., Golebowicz, S., Ben-Jacob E., Ayali, A., Journal of Neurobiology Vol. 62(3), pp 361-368 (2005).
- “Controlling an Oscillating Jackson-Type Network Having State-Dependent Service Rates”. Arazi, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Yechiali, U., Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Vol. 62(3), pp 453-466 (2005).
- “Meaning-Based Natural Intelligence vs. Information-Based Artificial Intelligence”. Ben-Jacob, E., Shapira, Y., In “Cradle of Creativity” edited by Chemi Ben-Noon, Shaarei Mishpat, Israel. (2004).
- “Des fleurs de Bacteries”. Ben-Jacob, E., Levine, H. in Les formes de la vie, Pour La Science pp 78-83 (2004).
- “Bacterial Linguistic Communication and Social Intelligence”. Ben-Jacob, E., Becker, I., Shapira, Y., Levine, H., Trends in Microbiology Vol. 12(8), pp 366-372 (2004).
- “Bridging Genetic Netowrks and Queuing Theory”. Arazi, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Yechiali, U., Physics A Vol. 332, pp 585-616 (2004).
- “Functional Holography of Recorded Neuronal Networks Activity”. Baruchi, I., Ben-Jacob. E., Neuroinformatics Vol. 2(3), pp 333-352, (2004).
- “Self-regulated homoclinic chaos in neural networks activity”. Volman, V., Baruchi I., Ben-Jacob. E., Experimental Chaos, Edited by Boccaletti S. et al., American Institute of Physics, Melville NY ,pp 197-209 (2004)
- “Modeling of Synchronized Bursting Events: The Importance of in homogeneity”. Persi, E., Horn, D., Volman, V., Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Neural Computation Vol. 16, pp 2577-2595 (2004)
- “Contextual Regularity and Complexity of Neuronal Activity: from Stand-Alone Cultures to Task-Performing Animals”. Ayali A., Fuchs E., Zilberstein Y., Shefi O., Hulata E., Baruchi I., Ben-Jacob, E., Complexity, Vol. 9(6), pp 25-32, (2004).
- “Engineered Self Organization in natural and man-made Systems”. , N., Gabay, T., Katsir, Y., Shapira Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Continuum Models and Discrete Systems, Edited by Bergman D. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp 187-205, (2004).
- “Physical schemata underlying biological pattern formation-examples, issues and strategies”. Levine H., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Biology Vol. 1, pp 14-22 (2004).
- “Biophysical constraints on neuronal branching.” Shefi, O., Harel, A., Chklovskii, D.B., Ben-Jacob, E., Ayali, A., Neurocomputing Vol. 58-60, pp 487-495 (2004).
- “Self-Regulated Complexity in Cultured Neuronal Networks”. Hulata, E., Baruchi, I., Segev, R., Shapira, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review Letters Vol. 92(19), pp 198105(1)-198105(4), (2004).
- “Neural modeling of synchronized bursting events”. Persi, E., Horn, D., Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Volman. V., Neurocomputing Vol. 58, pp 179 –184 (2004).
- “Hidden Neuronal Correlations in Cultured Networks”. Segev, R., Baruchi, I., Hulata, E. & Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review Letters Vol. 92(11), pp 118102(1)-118102(4) (2004).
- “Generative Modeling of Regulated Activity in Cultured Neuronal Networks”. Volman, V., Baruchi, I., Persi, E., Ben-Jacob, E., Physica A Vol. 335, pp 249-278 (2004).
- “Communication – Based Regulated Freedom of Response in Bacterial Colonies”. Ben-Jacob, E., Shapira, Y., Becker, I., , N., Volman, V., Hulata, E., and Baruchi, I., Physica A Vol. 330, pp 218-231 (2003).
- “Bursts of sectors in expanding bacterial colonies as a possible model for tumor growth and metastases”. Ron, I. G., Golding, I., Mercer, B. L., Ben-Jacob, E., Physica A Vol. 320, pp 485-96 (2003).
- “Bacterial Self-Organization: Co-Enhancement of Complexification and Adaptability in a Dynamic Environment”. Ben-Jacob, E., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Lond. A Vol. 361, pp 1283-1312 (2003). Theme volume of 2002 Nobel Symposium on “Self-organization: the quest for the origin and evolution of structures”.
- “Evolvable Hardware: Genetic Search in a Physical Realm”. , N., Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Physica A Vol. 326, pp 265-285 (2003).
- “Formation of Electrically Active Clusterized Neural Networks”. Segev, R., Benveniste, M., Shapira, Y., Ben-Jacob. E., Physical Review Letters Vol. 90(16), pp 168101(1)-168101(4) (2003).
- “Long term behavior of lithographically prepared in vitro neuronal networks”. Segev, R., Benveniste, M., Hulata, E., Cohen, N., Palevski, A., Kapon, E., Shapira, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review Letters Vol. 88(11), pp 118102(1)-118102(4) (2002).
- “A Method for spike sooting and detection based on wavelet packets and shannons mutual information”. Hulata, E., Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Journal of Neuroscience methods Vol. 117(1), pp 1-12 (2002).
- “Morphological characterization of in vitro neural networks”. Shefi, O., Golding,I., Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Ayali, A., Physical Review Vol. 66(2 pt 1), pp 021905(1)-021905(5) (2002).
- “Sub-Micromorphology of the epicuticle of hornets: AFM studies”. Ishay, JS., Litinetsky, L., Pertsis, V., Barkay, Z., Ben-Jacob, E., Journal of electron microscopy Vol. 51(1), pp 79-86 (2002).
- “Growth morphology of two-dimensional insect neural networks”. Shefi, O., Ben-Jacob, E., Ayali, A., Neurocomputing, Vol. 44-46, pp 635-643 (2002).
- “Self-Organization of two-dimensional insect neural networks”. Ayali, A., Shefi, O., Ben-Jacob, E., In: Experimental Chaos 2001. (EdBoccaletti, S., S. Gluckmam, B. J. Kurths, J. Pecora, L. M. and Spano, M. L.). American Institute of Physics Vol. 622, pp 465-475 (2002).
- “When order comes naturally”. Ben-Jacob, E., Nature, Vol. 415, pp 370 (2002).
- “A Quantitative study of the dynamics of adaptive mutations appearance”. Golding, I., Drossel, B., Shapira, Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Physica A, Vol. 294, pp 195-212 (2001).
- “The Artistry of nature”. Ben-Jacob, E., Levine, H., Nature Vol. 409, pp 985-986 (2001).
- “Observations and modeling of synchronized bursting in two-dimensional neural networks”. Segev, R., Shapira, Y., Benveniste, M., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review E Vol. 64, pp 011920(1)-011920(9) (2001).
- “Spontaneous synchronized bursting in2D neural networks”. Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Physica A Vol. 302, pp 64-69 (2001).
- “Atomic force pulling: probing the local elasticity of the cell membrane”. Scheffer, L., Bitler, A., Ben-Jacob, E., Kornstein, R., European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics letters Vol. 30(2), pp 83-90 (2001).
- “Biofluiddynamics of lubricating bacteria”. Cohen, I., Golding, I., Ron, G., Ben-Jacob, E., Mathematical Methods in the applied science Vol. 24(17-18), pp 1429-1468 (2001).
- “Chemical waves and internal energy during cooperative self-wiring of neural nets”. Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Neurocomputing Vol. 38-40, pp 875-879 (2001).
- “Generic modeling of chemotactic based self-wiring of neural networks”. Segev, R., Ben-Jacob, E., Neural Networks Vol. 13(2), pp 185-199 (2000).
- “Bacterial cooperative organization under antibiotic stress”. Ben-Jacob, E., Cohen, I., Golding, I., Gutnick, D., Tcherpakov, M., Helbing, D., Ron, I., Physica A Vol. 282, pp 247-282 (2000).
- “Detection and sorting of neural spikes using wavelet packets”. Hulata, E., Segev, R., Shapira,Y., Benveniste, M., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review Letters Vol. 85, pp 4637-4640 (2000).
- “Cooperative self-organizations of microorganisms”. Ben-Jacob, E., Cohen, I., Levine, H., Advances in Physics Vol. 49(4), pp 395-554 (2000).
- “Modeling branching and chiral colonial patterning of lubricating bacteria”. Ben-Jacob, E., Cohen, I., Golding, I., Kozovsky, Y., Mathematical Models for Biological pattern information, IMA Vol. 121, pp 211-254 (2000).
- “From branching to nebula patterning during colonial development of the Paenibacillus alvei bacteria”. Cohen, I., Ron, I. G., Ben-Jacob, E., Physica A, Vol. 286(1-2), pp 321-336 (2000).
- “Conformation changes and folding of proteins mediated by Davidov’s soliton”. Caspi, S., Ben-Jacob, E., Physical Review Letters, Vol. 272 (1-2), pp 124-129 (2000).