Why people have trouble trusting the Police.

Its no secret that in the last few decades that the American people have become increasingly distrustful of the Law Enforcement Community. Video’s show up almost daily of the police abusing their authority, usually in the form of excessive and unwarranted violence. If they aren’t using the Asset forfeiture laws to legally steal from citizens, they’re harassing innocent citizen in other ways.

Regardless of what you may think of the current state of America’s various marijuana laws, they are in fact becoming more liberal. The police supposedly are tasked with upholding those laws. Exactly how they chose to “Uphold” those laws however does seem to be some small matter of concern.

Enter the Santa Ana Police Department…. California has a pretty liberal marijuana law rather infamously known by the State Bill under which marijuana is marginally legal in California. SB 420…. (its 4:20, time to toke dude)…

Here, the Santa Ana Police department can be seen raiding a lawfully operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary. They harass lawful customers, then proceed to attempt to destroy the Dispensaries surveillance system, EPIC fail on their part. Then they can be seen sampling the Dispensaries wares, in the form of eatable marijuana products. The physical damage they inflict on this legal and lawfully operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary is utterly unconscionable.

Whether you agree with the legalization of marijuana or not is not the issue here, what is at issue here is, this was a legal and lawfully operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary, and Medical Marijuana is legal in the state of California.

I leave you with the words of Christian author C.S. Lewis, one of his most prescient quotes. What C.S. Lewis says here has in large part come to symbolize why Americans have become so distrustful of the Law Enforcement Community.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C.S. Lewis —

Fair Accountability Amendment.

Fair Accountability Amendment.

Provision 1:

All revenue expending bills must be voted on by every registered voter.

Provision 2:

Only those registered voters who vote to approve any new revenue will be required to pay the new revenue/tax.

Provision 3:

Anyone voting against any new revenue generating bill shall be exempt from that new revenue generating bill/tax.

Provision 4:

Any registered voter who fails to vote shall be deemed to have voted in support of any new Revenue generating bill/tax.

Provision 5:

No individual shall be allowed to cast a vote without providing a valid Social Security Number.

Provision 6:

Any individual caught casting a vote without a valid Social Security Number shall be fined not less than $100,000.00 dollars and incarcerated for not less than 5 years in a federal Prison.

They say, eventually the truth always comes out.

They say, eventually the truth always comes out. You just never really know when it will.

Well, apparently some of it got out back in May, and, well, apparently almost nobody noticed the significances. In an article released on the 28th of May 2015 in WIRED the truth behind the European Union and the United States attempt to overthrow the Government of Ukraine and install a Western Puppet regime. At first glance, the most obvious reason seemed to be, (was obviously intended to be mistaken for the reason) was the Russian oil/natural gas pipelines through Ukraine and the prices Russia was charging Europe for oil and natural gas.

Well, WIRED accidentally spilled the beans. WIRED thought all they were doing was following up on bits of information released by Edward Snowden.

“Torus”: has one word in a Snowden leak revealed a huge expansion in surveillance?

Well, it turns out there was a bit of covert intelligence information in the WIRED article that went way beyond what the authors of the article realized they were bringing to light. What they exposed was the real reason behind the EU, US and Russian power struggle over Ukraine. It goes back to the Cold War and its about as James Bond as it gets.

Here is what WIRED accident exposed.

First you have to know something about Torus before this little 2 paragraph accidental bit of information makes any sense, or why it is responsible for the EU, US and Russian conflict in Ukraine.

What is Torus?

In literal terms the word can mean “doughnut”, though from the slide it appeared that this doughnut has special properties — namely being a critical new means by which to grab all of the world’s communications that still travel through space. “Torus increases access”, one cryptic slide suggested.
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We looked, and we found. Torus is a brand new kind of satellite espionage, capable of soaking up calls and messages and data from 35 satellites at once. The dishes themselves don’t look too different to familiar space tracking dishes, and can be hidden inside giant white globes — radomes. But look more closely and the power of the doughnut emerges. Specifically, a Torus dish can monitor 70 degrees of the sky, without moving. Mathematically, the dishes are a combination of a parabola with a sphere, shaped to relay multiple signals focussed from space into an array of different listening horns. Once collected all the different facets of modern communications, from Facebook to fax, are separated and sifted and filed away in giant data centres, such as NSA has recently built near Salt Lake City.
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Over the last eight years, we believe our research shows, western spy agencies have built six new Torus collectors in the UK, Cyprus, Oman, Australia and New Zealand. Their locations are diverse: deep in the Australian outback, in Lord of the Rings territory in New Zealand’s South Island, and on the Devon coast in England.

About 400 commercial communications satellites now orbit over the equator 24,000 miles above the Earth’s surface, carrying data and telephone signals to remote areas, ocean cruise liners, and privileged passengers in the air. All are targets for what a leaked NSA document calls the “New Collection Posture”.

The agencies already have more than 200 traditional tracking dishes scattered around the planet — we counted them all, using Google Earth and other online image sites. The online images show that numbers of listening dishes have doubled since about 2000. The six new doughnut dishes can double this up again, and “collect-it-all”, as claimed in Top Secret Snowden slides, potentially increasing snooping capacity by up to 200 satellites.
The long history of Torus

And here is the little jewel WIRED let slip.

But the Russians got there first, we found. The grandmother of all doughnut dishes had been built first by the former Soviet intelligence service in the final years of the Cold War, before 1990. Lurking in Ukraine wheat fields 15 kilometres from the Black Sea port of Odessa, the Ovidiopol-2 spy base may once have been the electronic jewel in the KGB’s crown. Former Russian spies say they called it “the Comb”.

Standing 10 storeys high and 80 metres across, the Ovidiopol-2 listening antenna appears to have been equipped to track at least 20 western satellites at once. After the USSR broke up, it was handed over to the Ukraine government’s foreign intelligence service (SZRU). The site is still in use, and now includes a second Torus.

Did you get it? What is at stake here, in this little rumble in Ukraine, is the former KGB’s and now Russia’s most powerful and largest covert information collection tool and storage database. There it is in a nutshell, a prize that the EU (NATO) and the US simply could not afford to not try to capture. And one that there was never any chance that Vladimir Putin would not make every effort to prevent their obtaining.

More about the upcoming CD.

Well, with the third recording session in the can the new Cd is shaping up pretty nicely. There are scheduled to be 12 tracks on the CD, which is tentatively named “You can’t get here from there”. The CD’s title is a tongue in cheek reference to what it took for me to get to where I am able to record this CD. Its been as Jerry Garcia famously said in the Grateful Dead song “Truckin” a long strange trip.

One of these days I’ll describe that trip. Though today, I’ll just post what I am calling sample1 and sample2, which are tracks from the CD which include the scratch guitar tracks the the drum tracks. For those unfamiliar with the term “Scratch track” a scratch track is a track laid down in order to get the arrangement of a song in place, but not intended to be on the actual released song.

Sample1 is as yet untitled.

While sample2’s official name is “In the Mourning”.

I’m not yet sure how many more sample tracks I will be releasing before the CD is officially released. the recording sessions should be finished sometime near the end of August 2015, which ought to allow for an early to mid September release for the finished CD.

Session 2.

Ok, as some of you know, I am in the process of recording a new album/CD. My first new album/CD since 1996. It will be my fifth. The reasons why it has been so long between albums/Cd’s, are, well complicated to say the least. The working title for the new Cd is currently “You can’t get here from there”. I’m not sure that will be the finished products title, but, its pretty likely.

I’ll be leaving for the studio in just a few minutes and will update this with more information when I get home tonight.

Most of the stuff that will be on this CD can be found in very rough form on my youtube page. Here is an example.