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Temporal Illusions: James Holmes’ “Mentor” Admits To Mind Manipulation

Source: DeadLine (via BLN)

John Jacobson, the person James Holmes named as his “mentor” during his science camp presentation on “temporal illusions” and “subjective experience” [1], can be seen in a video discussing the manipulation of a subject’s order of time perception. [2]

At 1.58 in Jacobson says:

“… it’s possible… for us to manipulate temporal order, we have loads of power over temporal order, if events happen in the order A/B, a good psycho-physicist can have the subject experience it as B/A, this is routine…”

So the accused Batman shooter, who appeared drugged out of his mind during his first court appearance, and the District Attorney later said she had “no information” on whether Holmes was on medication in court [3], is closely associated to a boastful mind manipulator.

But this gets much more interesting…

John Jacobson now completely denies being James Holmes’ ”mentor”, in fact he outright attacks every aspect of James Holmes life [4], from Holmes’ ability to do Flash programming as an intern (who would even dream that Flash programming abilities would be grounds to condemn the academic career of an honors graduate and prestigious grant winner [5] ), to claiming Holmes’ didn’t seem to understand “any of the basic science” [6], to claiming Holmes “just had no interest” in a high school girl Jacobson introduced. [4]

Read the LA Times article below to get a real sense of the tone.

Finally, to top this story off, ABC News has been caught lying, I mean misspeaking, about what the mother Arlene Holmes originally said, the well publicized and over repeated “you have the right person” quote… Mrs. Holmes was simply referring to herself.
This strange and illogical quote was suspect from the very start, but it was repeated, wild details were added to it, but it has no basis in fact.

With all the crack reporting from organizations like ABC News, no one seems to ask the basic question, how exactly did the shooter get in through a closed fire exit door?

Are we to believe he arrive early, set the door ajar, went off to gear up, then returned later without the certainty the door would still be ajar… or perhaps we’re to imagine the shooter arriving at the closed exit door in full gear, gas mask on, not knowing if he could open the door… or perhaps he had some help? [8]

[1]  2012.7.22 Video Of James Holmes At 18 Years Old Giving Presentation At Science Camp (Mentions His Mentor (John Jacobson) At 0.50) (ABC, youtube.com):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g9NYeFfJeQ

[2]  2010.4.10 How Can We Begin To Define Time?, John Jacobson, Chronicles 1 (Quote At 1.58) (youtube.com):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYca_2iOXd8

[3]  2012.7.23 James Holmes, Suspect In Colorado Shooting, Appears In Court (washingtonpost.com):http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/suspect-in-colorado-massacre-due-in-court/2012/07/23/gJQAa3oN4W_print.html

[4]  2012.7.22 Accused Movie Shooter Called A Mediocre Student Intern (John Jacobson Interviewed) (latimes.com):http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-movie-shooting-james-holmes-20120722,0,2746583.story

[5]  2012.7.24 James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda Based National Institutes Of Health ($26K Stipend AND Paid Tuition For HIGHLY COMPETITIVE Neuroscience Program, One Of Six To Get Prestigious NIH Grant Money) (washington.cbslocal.com):http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/james-holmes-received-26k-grant-from-bethesda-based-national-institutes-of-health/

[6]  2012.7.22 Colorado Shooter; High Achiever, Abrupt Descent http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/colorado-theater-shooting-suspect/2012/07/22/id/446190

[7]  2012.7.24 Colorado Shooting; Mother Of Suspect James Holmes Says Her Words Were Twisted (Arlene Holmes’ Comment ‘You Have The Right Person’ To An ABC Reporter Referred To Herself NOT Her Son) (telegraph.co.uk):http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9422146/Colorado-shooting-Mother-of-suspect-James-Holmes-says-her-words-were-twisted.html

[8]  2012.7.20 Witness To Dark Knight Shooting Says There Was an Accomplice (Corbin Dates Says Man Seated In The 1st Row May Have Aided The Shooter) (youtube.com):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54mXdhgwqMI

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