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Conscious-Body Jumping

The idea of transferring one’s conscious from one body to another is not new. Media has created movies and themes to propel this idea in the past. Recall in 1998, the movie “Fallen” ?

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese’s style.

The movie portrayed the serial killer performing a magic rite to allow him to body jump, much like demonic possession. Prior to that was a movie in 1989, the movie “Shocker”

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

 

Same concept. The only difference (electricity versus satanic ritual) is the method of how the conscience is released and transferred.

Fast forward to 2015, you have the movie Self/less, where they use a high powered MRI to transfer conscience. The desire to live forever and promise of immortality has plagued mankind since Garden of Eden.

Recently I been watching Netflix original show “Travelers”. Netflix recently released season 2.

 

Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century, while attempting to save humanity from a terrible future.

I have enjoyed the show, but again, the idea is the ability to move one’s conscience. [Spoiler Alert] The future an AI was created, called “The Director”. The director knows and see’s all, and everyone has their conscience within the computer mainframe. This allows the conscience to be saved and moved from host to host.

I have said in the past, media provides us glimpses of what the elite is working on. Outside of media and Horror/Sci-Fi is the attempt to move forward with conscience uploads.

An article written in 2013.

Kurzweil — an inventor, futurist and now director of engineering at Google — predicts that by 2045, technology will have surpassed human brainpower to create a kind of superintelligence — an event known as the singularity. Other scientists have said that robots will overtake humans by 2100. [Super-Intelligent Machines: 7 Robotic Futures]  [Source]

An article in 2015. A startup company working to upload conscience to a robot body, allowing immortality. Much like the 2015 movie “Chappie”.

“We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioural patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out. This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human. Using cloning technology, we will restore the brain as it matures.” [Source]

An article written in 2016.

During a Global Futures 2045 International Congress, he sensationally said: “We’re going to become increasingly non-biological to the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important any more.” [Source]

The idea of this ability remains for the year 2045, meaning they are on a schedule and letting the public aware that schedule remains.

Today in 2018, a new Netflix original is promoting this same idea with a twist. The new show is called “Altered Carbon”, where it appears a host will be grown for you to transfer your conscience too. They use the word “shedding”, much like found in Self/less. This shedding refers back to snakes shedding their skin. Again the first serpent in the Garden promises immortality.

 

Summary: 

So what we have is man attempting to attain immortality, through any method possible. The use of technology (shocker) or Satanic rites (Fallen) or combination does not matter. As methods are provided, the attempt remains. These shows or movies are merely conveying this idea to the public, in order to pre-program or accept it when it becomes available.

 
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Origin of Abortion

When asked, what is the origin of abortion, some may quickly refer to Roe vs Wade. This was the 410 US 113 court case when the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. Meaning provision of abortions were made.


Others may recall Planned Parenthood, believed by many to be the largest abortion provider in the world. While no centralized data can prove this, Planned Parent self-reports 323,999 abortions were performed by its services for the year ending September 30, 2015. Admittedly, only voluntary numbers are provided for those to disclose abortions. Currently no required law is provide
d to give the numbers.

Yet, abortions have been performed for 1000 years. Roe vs Wade simply made it legal in United States and allowed more access to abortions openly.
According to Prochoice.org,

In the mid-to-late 1800s states began passing laws that made abortion illegal. The motivations for anti-abortion laws varied from state to state. One of the reasons included fears that the population would be dominated by the children of newly arriving immigrants, whose birth rates were higher than those of “native” Anglo-Saxon women.
During the 1800s, all surgical procedures, including abortion, were extremely risky. Hospitals were not common, antiseptics were unknown, and even the most respected doctors had only primitive medical educations. Without today’s current technology, maternal and infant mortality rates during childbirth were extraordinarily high. The dangers from abortion were similar to the dangers from other surgeries that were not outlawed.

As scientific methods began to dominate medical practice, and technologies were developed to prevent infection, medical care on the whole became much safer and more effective. But by this time, the vast majority of women who needed abortions had no choice but to get them from illegal practitioners without these medical advances at their disposal. The “back alley” abortion remained a dangerous, often deadly procedure, while areas of legally sanctioned medicine improved dramatically.

The argument of back-room abortions stemmed from the 1800’s. By 1910 all but one state had criminalized abortions, with exception of necessity. Hence, Roe vs Wade came into fruition.
Prior to current pills and surgery method, poisons and herbs were used. Online research shows the first public known recording of abortion is in 1550 B.C.E. in Egypt, recorded in what is called the Ebers Papyrus (note 2) and in ancient China about 500 B.C.E. as well (note 3).

However, I submit, even before that abortions occurred through sacrifices. Keep in mind abortion is the method of killing a child pre or post term.

According to GotQuestions.org,

Ancient Aztecs, Incas, and a few other peoples in South and Central America practiced child sacrifice. The same for the Druids of Europe. The city of Carthage in North Africa contains evidence of child sacrifice related to the worship of Ba’al Hammon, a god imported from Phoenicia. Many Roman writers refer to this barbaric act in Carthage.
The bible refers to child sacrifice, most notably to the god Molech, a god of the Ammonites.This sacrifice to Molech continued to at least 146 B.C. in Carthage. The act was in fulfillment of a vow given.


They were buried there between the 8th century B.C. and the fall of Carthage during the third Punic War in 146 B.C. On the burial monuments that sometimes accompanied the urns, there was often inscribed the name or symbol of the goddess Tanit, the main Phoenician female deity, and her consort Ba’al Hammon.’ Infants and children were regularly sacrificed to this divine couple.

Sacrificing children continues today as a business in Uganda.


Yet, where did abortions originate?

We see a link between abortions and child sacrifice. Andrew White, M.D. provides non-forced parallels between child sacrifice and abortion.

For us murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb, while yet the mother’s blood is still being drawn on to form the human being, it is not lawful to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. It makes no difference whether one take away the life once born or destroy it as it comes to birth. He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.30<br>

The most obvious parallel between the rite of child sacrifice and the practice of abortion is the sober fact that the parents actually kill their own offspring. There are however many other parallels. At Carthage the main reason for sacrificing a child was to avert potential dangers in a crisis or to gain success through fulfilling a vow. Today many times when a woman faces an unwanted pregnancy, abortion seems to be the only way to resolve the crisis she finds herself in. The potential danger to reputation, education, career, etc., become overwhelming. To avert the seemingly terrifying consequences of carrying a pregnancy to term, the woman may turn to abortion as a means of escape. Another woman may experience much less of the anxiety and fear that accompany a crisis. She may simply see the pregnancy as an intrusion into her self-serving lifestyle and an obstacle in the way of the road to her success. Sadly this woman’s offspring must be sacrificed so that she can continue uninterrupted with her plans for the future.

It is no secret that in American society extramarital sexual intercourse (fornication and adultery) is the cause of most pregnancies that end in abortion.
If we move further back in history, we see textual reference to the origin of abortion. Most of these references forbids the act of abortion.

One Jewish apocalyptic visionary work known as the Sibylline Oracles (written sometime between the 100 B.C. and 100 A.D.) predicts:
“Those who licentiously defiled the flesh; and all who loosed the maiden’s girdle for secret intercourse; and all who caused abortions; and all who unlawfully cast away their offspring; and sorcerers and sorceresses with them; the wrath of the heavenly and immortal God shall drive all these against a pillar around which in a circle flows an unending river of fire,” (Sibylline Oracles 2.280-84).

The first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, recorded that:

“The law, moreover, enjoins us to bring up all our offspring and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind,” (Josephus, Against Apion Book 2, Chapter 29, Section 202).

The Babylonian Talmud likewise reports an interpretation of Genesis 9:6 and the prohibition against shedding human blood by Rabbi Ishmael (late first/early second century):

“On the authority of Rabbi Ishmael, it was said: [A murderer is executed] even for the murder of an embryo. What is Rabbi Ishmael’s reason? Because it is written, ‘Whosoever sheddeth the blood of man within a man, his blood shall be shed.’ What is a man within a man? An embryo in his mother’s womb,” (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 57b).

“Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is begotten,” (Didache Chapter 2).
Later in the second century, Christian apologist “Athenagoras” wrote:

“We say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder and will have to give an account to God for the abortion,” (Athenagoras, A Plea for the Christians, Chapter 35).
And the Latin theologian, Tertullian, explained:
“In our case, murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even the fetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood from other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in its seed,” (Tertullian, Apology, Chapter 9).

I submit to you the true origin of abortion was given to man by The Watchers found in the book of Enoch. Enoch was a prophet who lived in the days before the flood (Gen. 5:22-24; Heb. 11:5; Jude 1:14-15). His book is quoted in the book of Jude (Jude 1:14-15 is quoting 1Enoch 1:9)
The book of Enoch chapter 69, verse 12 states:

And the fifth is named Kasdeja; he has taught the sons of men all the wicked beatings of the spirits and the demons, the beatings of the birth in the womb, that it [i.e. the birth] fall, and the beatings of the soul, the bites of the serpent, and the beatings.

We see here the Watcher named Kasdeja taught the act of abortion. This time period was prior to Noah’s flood account.
The Watchers were spiritual beings who came to Earth due to their own desires. I mention this in my book (supernatural novel) Sight and Sound.

In summary, abortion was made mainstream within United States after Roe vs Wade. However, the act of abortion is linked to child sacrifice. This same ritual (abortion or ritual sacrifice) incurred originally by the Watcher named Kasdeja. This same act has been ongoing from history to present.

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Orgonite – What is it?

I have been investigating something called Orgonite. I won’t say how I got here, but it was one rabbit hole into another. Such is the way, when reviewing so called conspiracy theories.

 

 
This video below is what caught my attention.

What is Orgonite?
Orgonite is a substance made of resin, metals and quartz. These items can be made by anyone, and the belief is these items balances orgone. Orgonite® is a word that was invented by Karl Hans Welz for a material he made as a variation on the technology of Wilhelm Reich.
This item is generally molded with resin, with a mixture of organic (resin, crystal) and non-organic (metal shavings or metal powder) and a copper coil. There are many resources on how to create these items, or those selling them.
Orgone is the term given by Dr. Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian psychiatrist. This Orgone is the same as the Ether, bio-energy, chi, prana, or other terms to describe living energy.
What does organite do exactly?
The idea is organite provides a “scrubbing” action takes place, and along with the charge that the crystal gives off, this cleans stagnant and negative energy, and brings it back to a healthy, vibrant state.
Others comment it transforms negative (bad) energy into positive (good) energy. However, this is debated. Rather orgonite does provide good energy, it does not transform energy.
What are the applications of orgonite?
With the bombardment of Wifi, frequencies, microwaves, cellphone waves, and the introduction of 5G, the orgonite is suppose too help repel or dilute these. I say suppose too, because I have yet to find a live test on it. YouTuber ‘The Old Lab Rat’ has some interesting discussion on his findings.

 


 

Busting with Orgonite.
Additionally others are using this technology as a method to bust chemtrails and reduce harmful EMF from cell towers.
Orgonite breaking up a chemtrail video is shown below.

 


This video is a good description of the orgonite and busting harmful chemtrails and EMF.

Summary:
The idea of harmful frequencies is not new. While CFL (Compact Fluorescent bulbs) are more efficient they also provide harmful effects on the human body.
This makes the prospect of orgonite compelling. It gives you a simple means to combat the harmful effects of technology and poisoning of the skies.
While I tend to take the metaphysical aspects of orgonite with a grain of salt, the science behind it is interesting to me. I have lived long enough to realize positive results of odd actions may not be understood, yet the results remain and cannot be denied.
Wilhelm Reich is the inventor of the term orgone, and like Nicholas Tesla his work and information were destroyed, stolen, and removed from the public. In my view, this helps propel the idea of a working knowledge being hidden, thus it must work. Interestingly, Wilhelm worked with Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, and other high brows during that time.
I really good video on the history of Richt and his history, research, and findings.

At the end of the day, I need to create and test this myself.

The Number 33

Why 33?

The number 33 is to be revered in the occult and mysticism, but why?  While the numerology aspect of 33 is too vast for this material, it behooves us to look at the number.

 

The number 33 in nature.

  • 33 vertebrae in the human body.
  • 33 pairs of nerve groups pass through the human vertebrae.
  • The human functions on 8 hours of sleep or 33.3% out of each 24 hours a day.
  • According to Newton scale 33 is the temperature water boils.
  • The atomic number for arsenic.
  • Sea water pressure doubles every 33 feet in depth.
  • Animal kingdom is divided into 33 phyla.
  • Many bird eggs gestate in 33 days.
  • The raven produces 33 distinct sounds.
  • Blue moon (two full moons a month) occur on average every 33 months.
  • There were 33 turns in a complete sequence of DNA.

 

 

The number 33 is significant in all religions.

  • Number of deities in the Vedic Religion is 33.
  • Believed to be the age of Christ on His crucifiction.
  • Generally the number of sets in Islamic prayer beads.
  • The numeric representation of the Star of David.
  • 33 known degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry.
  • Numeric equivalent of AMEN. 1+14+5+14 = 33
  • The name of Elohim appears 33 times in the opening chapters of Genesis.
  • King David ruled in Jerusalem for 33 years.
  • Jacob had 33 children with Leah.
  • The Tibetan Book of the Deadhas 33 heavens ruled by Indra and 33 ruled by Mara.
  • In Zoroastrianism, The principle deity is Ahura Mazda created the universe in 33 steps.
  • In spiritual numerology 33 is one of the master numbers.
  • in Revelation, there are references suggesting a third (33.3%) of things that will be killed or destroyed.
  • Lucifer brought 1/3 or 33% of the angels with him, during the fall.

 

Other signicicances for the number 33.

  • From Iraq through Phoenicia to Phoenix Arizona, whether by design or coincidence, the 33rd parallel passes through some very significant places.
  • Baghdad is on the 33rd(Garden of Eden)
  • KKK (Ku Klux Klan), where K is eleventh alphabet. IE: 11+11+11 = 33.
  • Date John F. Kennedy was shot, 11/22 or 33.
  • 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico is on the 33rd
  • Disneyland lies on the 33rd parallel, and Walt Disney was a freemason.
  • There are 33 consonants in the Devanagari alphasyllabary (alphabet), most associated with Sanskrit, Hindi, and other related languages.

 

In my novel, Sight and Sound, provide a forward describing the 200 watchers coming to Earth on Mount Hermon. This same mountain is located at 33 degrees east of the Paris Zero Meridian (longitude), and 33 degrees north of the Equator (latitude). It is also believed to be the same location where Jesus transfigured.

It is my belief, the 1/3 of the fallen angels, and location of Hermon provides the significance we see in religion.  Those in the occult revere this number, due to the fallen. The reality is Satan is currently the god of this world (albeit defeated and have a little more time). Those in power (Luciferians) are angel worshipers. Again, this is why we see such a worship and ritual within the entertainment and music industry, as well as occult symbolism in the major companies.

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The Voice The Clash

When you see a title of “The Voice”, one immediately thinks of the entertainment industry’s ,The Voice currently playing.

However, this article deals with another form of The Voice. From the book, ‘Hostage to the Devil’ by Malachi Martin, we are provided what The Voice is during a demonic exorcism.

 

The Voice is an inordinately disturbing and humanly distressing babel. The first few 
syllables seem to be those of some word pronounced slowly and thickly — somewhat like
a tape recording played at a subnormal speed. You are just straining to pick up the 
word and a layer of cold fear has already gripped you — you know this sound is alien.
But your concentration is shattered and frustrated by an immediate gamut of echoes, 
of tiny, prickly voices echoing each syllable, screaming it, whispering it, laughing 
it, sneering it, groaning it, following it. They all hit your ear, while the alien 
voice is going on unhurriedly to the next syllable, which you then try to catch, while 
guessing at the first one you lost. By then, the tiny, jabbing voices have caught up
with that second syllable; and the voice has proceeded to 
the third syllable; and so on. (Malachi, 1987)

The first and foremost thing that needs to occur is to silence this voice. The exorcist must get him or herself under control (not an easy feat), and confront the entity to demand silence, then demand its name.

Knowing the name brings power over the entity. While the will of the exorcist is used against the entity, the authority of Jesus Christ is used against it. However, the strength of the exorcist will also be a necessity.

f you have ever seen The Dead Files, many times Amy Allan will indicate to acquire a “strong and intimidating” exorcist to do the exorcism of the home or area. I initially wondered why, but according to Malachi Martin, it would be due to the will of the exorcist must also be very strong. Amy works with Steve DiSchiavi, who researches the locations. The show is rather interesting and in my opinion authentic.

 

You can follow Amy Allan on Facebook or Twitter.

You can follow Steve DiSchiavi on Facebook or Twitter.

Back to the Voice. While there is a need for the collision to occur between the will of the exorcist and demon, the authority is always under Christ. The reality is Jesus defeated these entities on the cross.

Once The Voice is stopped, “a tremendous pressure of an obscure kind affects the exorcist”, per Malachi.  This pressure is then felt as The Clash occurs.

The Clash

This clash is the personal mental contact interaction between the exorcist and entity. This hurts the exorcist, but a necessity to lock wills. Martin then explains this battle of the will is a necessity. The fight is then truly on, between the exorcist and demon. A battle of wills, that does not sound pleasant.

The issue between the two, the exorcist and the possessing spirit, is simple. Will the
totally antihuman invade and take over? Will it, noisome and merciless, seep over that
narrow rim where the exorcist would hold his ground alone, and engulf him? Or will it,
unwillingly, protestingly, under a duress greater than its single-track will, stop,
identify itself, cede, retire, disappear, and be volatilized back into an 
unknown pit of being where no man wants to go ever?

The battle itself appears to be painful for both exorcist and entity. However, once the name is identified, the exorcist acquires as much information as possible. The more information over the entity, the greater the authority grows over it.

 

Once the entity is defeated by will and authority, it is forced to remove itself from the host. The expulsion is then completed during the exorcism.

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References:
Malachi Martin. (1987). Hostage to the Devil. Retrieved from https://archive.org/stream/HostageToTheDevil/HostageToTheDevil_djvu.txt

Segregation of Duties

There is a lot of discussion on segregation of duties and how much power one holds within the Information Technology (IT) department. The book makes mention of the accessibility of data. Based upon organizational policy, access should be granted on a basis of least privilege. No user should have more authority than required to carry out their duties. Where additional authority is granted on a temporary basis, controls must exist to ensure that the authority is removed at the end of the temporary period. (Cascarino 192)

Information Technology

The issue is how does a company divide access? Regulations and laws were introduced to the public in order to push companies in creating and enforcing internal control requirements. Some of those laws were Graham-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (i.e., GLB Act), Sarbanes Oxley, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The purpose is to reduce the access to only those areas of necessity in order to complete your work required. Basically, give you enough access to do your job, without un-necessary access. Interesting to me, is these do not provide specifics in how to comply, rather a guideline for the companies to figure it out (to a degree).

To be fair, some of those requirements were specific in nature, by keeping system programmers and functional users from the application code, and development staff do not have access to production data.

This segregation or separation of duties contains two objectives:

  • Prevention of conflict of interest
  • Detection of control failures

The conflict of interest could include relationships in the workplace, financial from worker activities, and if an employee is providing inside information to outside parties.

Detection of control failures could result in findings of fraud, ineffective oversight, inadequate design, ineffective response and environment control.

While these are used and can be seen in the information technology aspect of the companies, we see this idea was used additionally with our founders, setting up the government.

Government

The United States Government was also set up as a segregation of duties, to ensure all power does not reside in one branch or person.

The traditional characterizations of the powers of the branches of the American Federal Government are:

  •  The legislative branch is responsible for enacting the laws of the state and appropriating the money necessary to operate the government.
  •  The executive branch is responsible for implementing and administering the public policy enacted and funded by the legislative branch.
  •  The judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the constitution and laws and applying their interpretations to controversies brought before it. (NCLS, 2017)

Recently my son and I have been taking the freely available courses from Hilldale College.https://online.hillsdale.edu/dashboard/registered

Might want to check that out.

 

 

References:

Cascarino, Richard E. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing, + Software Demo, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons P&T, 2012-03-19. VitalBook file.

NCLS. (2017). Separation of Powers-An Overview. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/separation-of-powers-an-overview.aspx

 

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Ouija Board

The original ghost board, Ouija,  was actually named by the spirits themselves.

 

The makers of the first talking board asked the board what they should call it; the name “Ouija” came through and, when they asked what that meant, the board replied, “Good luck.” (Robert Murch)
From a novelty shop in Feb 1891, the talking board began appearing as a Pittsburgh toy. A mere novelty described as a magical device for the price of $1.50. The reality is this device hit the 19th century during the same time as Spiritualism came into America.

Most notably were the Fox Sisters, who received messages from spirits via rapping on the walls. The rap would answer questions, inquired by those interested to hear from beyond. Spiritualism swept the nation as a famous past time. Even President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd held séances in the White House. She would try to contact her 11 year old son, who died of a fever in 1862.

Those desperate during the Civil War wished to contact their lost love ones, and clung toward Spiritualism as an avenue.

The rapping and knocking was too slow and many grew bored. Hence the Ouija was an answer for a quicker reply from the Spirit World.

The story is, Charles Kennard from Chestertown, Maryland acquired some investors and invented the board. There is some discrepancy indicating E.C. Reiche, a cabinet maker that originally created the board, and Charles stole it from him. Regardless, they were at a loss what to call the device. One of the investor pulled in his sister-in-law Helen Peters, a medium, who used the board and asked what to call the device. The board spelled out “O-U-I-J-A.” Not understanding what that meant they asked the board, and it spelled out “G-O-O-D L-U-C-K.”

Later in 1966 Parker Brothers purchases the Ouija Board and it outsells Monopoly the following year.

Alternative to the Ouija board, due to its danger of opening portals, is a pendulum. Supposedly simply asking questions to the pendulum and answers will occur. The larger the pendulum swing, the more accurate the answer. Some use this as a means to find lost items, or to specific answers. Most probably recall the test of boy or girl on pregnant women. The pendulum is an old practice.

 

Moving forward, would we consider these “Ghost apps” the next phase of Spiritualism?

The idea is the instruments identifying changes in the temperature, magnetism, ect. indicates spiritual entities. How reliable or realistic is this?

Personally, I believe these boards, pendulums and apps are merely tools.

 

The entities are using the individuals, rather than the tools. While the tools are physical indicators, the entities are actually using the individuals.  I have no doubt the “spirits” conveyed the boards name to them. Nor do I doubt the alternative side is communicating. However, I personally see these “sprites” as Lemures.

 

In the book by King James I of England, Daemonologie, “For if they were spirites that haunted some houses, by appearing in diuers and horrible formes, and making greate dinne: they were called Lemures or Spectra.”

These Lemures or Spectras are actually demonic entities acting as ghosts or spirits, in my opinion.

 

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Electronic Fraud

The book,Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing, + Software Demo, points out 4 things electronic fraud may be used. Electronic fraud, utilizing Internet technology, may come in the form of;
• creating a false identity on the Internet,
• intercepting information sent over the Internet,
• using the Internet to spread false information, or
• using the Internet to access and manipulate information within the corporate information systems. (Cascarino 159)

 

Similar to theft, I view electronic fraud as a cat and mouse game online. As new technology is developed to identify and fight fraud (better mousetraps), the fraudulent parties revise their schemes to circumvent them. It would appear the sheer volume and escalation of threats are more than most companies can manage.

“Threats are escalating more quickly than what banks, or even just other businesses in general, can deploy in terms of defenses against those threats,” says David Albertazzi, a senior analyst with Aite Group, a Boston-based financial sector research and analysis firm.(Geffner, 2014 May 29)

While the old check fraud is on decline the newer electronic fraud increases. To combat this, the Federal Institutions Examination Council has instructed banks to acquire a layered security approach to help combat electronic fraud. This layered approach (I think of it as layers of an onion) applies multiple forms of a security to help combat or slow down fraudulent activity.

While this approach seems obvious, the reality is regardless of what is put into place for security, no institute is 100 percent protected.

References:

Cascarino, Richard E. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing, + Software Demo, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons P&T, 2012-03-19. VitalBook file.

Marcie Geffner. (2014 May 29). How banks fight fraud in electronic banking. Retrieved from http://www.bankrate.com/banking/how-banks-fight-fraud-in-electronic-banking/

 

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Ghost Wars

I checked out “Ghost Wars” episode one on SyFy and my reaction is, “meh.” The whole plot is one guy having the ability to see and speak with spirits. He is viewed as an outcast from the whole town and he attempts to leave. He is unable too, due to being trapped, for some reason. Additionally, people start dying in the town and their spirits are also trapped within.

Per IMDB, the summary is, “A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.”

The main characters is played by Avam Jogia. I recognized him from the show Victorius, when my kids watched it. The main characters ghost girl friend is played by Elise Gatien. I was also surprised to see the singer Meat Loaf in it.

Interestingly, the main character has a female ghost friend that he communicates with. I found some similarities between this story line and my own book I wrote last year, Sight and Sound. Like my book, the character has the ability to interact beyond the veil. Unlike my book the main character can both see and hear the spirits. Within my book, one character can see while the other can hear.
It was a slow start, and began to answer a few questions toward the end. I guess we will see where this goes.

 

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Wisdom of the Crowd vs Bias

There is a recent show coming out this fall titled Wisdom of the Crowd. Essentially the show captures the idea of crowd-sourcing the public to submit information through their smartphones in the hopes to be part of criminal capture.

 

A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. (IMDB, 2017)

This idea is not necessary new, as police have utilized social media and other avenues of technology to assist them in their job of hunting bad guys. While I haven’t had time to watch this yet, I suspect it will be more about ‘see something say something’ ideology. Thank you Janet Napolitano.

We continue to spiral in a world where most would flip out their smartphone to record for YouTube over assisting victims.

An interesting article discusses how the average of the wisdom of the crowd guessed the weight of an ox within 10 pounds. The result was the idea of a collection of the whole is better data than the expert of one.

Way back in 1906, the English polymath Francis Galton visited a country fair in which 800 people took part in a contest to guess the weight of a slaughtered ox. After the fair, he collected the guesses and calculated their average which turned out to be 1,208 pounds. To Galton’s surprise, this was within 1 percent of the true weight of 1,198 pounds. (TechnologyReview, 2014 Jul 14)

More fascinating to me is it turns out that if a crowd offers a wide range of independent estimates, then it is more likely to be wise. But if members of the crowd are influenced in the same way, for example by each other or by some external factor, then they tend to converge on a biased estimate.  (TechnologyReview, 2014 Jul 14) This bias climate can be seen recently with the shootings in Las Vegas, when reporters told the witnesses only one shooter, rather than listening to what those on the ground had to say.

Meriam Webster defines crowdsourcing as the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

This is quite effective as most people today would leave their wallet at home, over their smartphone. Again, the new show is merely a reflection of what is already occuring.

  • Hatari project enables citizens of Nairobi to submit and share reports on locations of criminal activity  and corruption. Visitors to the site can openly, or anonymously share their own experiences as victims of crime, in addition to the reporting of incidents and also receive alerts to crimes committed in their area. All information is shared via text messaging, as well as web postings and messages via social media such as Twitter.
  • Police in Bristol, England are using Facebook and the internet to track down the killer of 25 year old architect Joanna Yeates who went missing on Friday 17th December 2010. Joanna’s body was found on Christmas Day. The Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s website and Facebook page contain a map of Joanna’s movements prior to her disappearance.
  • Postacrime.com, Spotcrime.com, and CrimeReports all rely on tips from the public for information on all types of crimes committed, although Postacrime only focuses on instances of property loss and damage.
  • The Seattle Police Department already have their own Twitter account with over 7,000 plus followers keeping track of the goings on in their city as well as tweeting vital information to help police in their investigations. They have now established a new initiative to tackle car crime, called Get Your Car Back.  All reports of stolen cars are posted to this designation, including full details of the vehicle’s registration, colour, make and model. Followers who receive the tweet alerts call 911 when they recognise a stolen vehicle.  Although it is too early to tell just how effective the move is proving to be, Seattle PD’s goal is to reduce the number of thefts between 10 and 20 percent.
  • In 2014 a new app called LEEDIR (Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository) help police use smartphones as tools to gather evidence. (AP, 2014 May 2)

Those against this type of usage fear all this data is over reach of privatization. Additionally, it subjects innocent people to police scrutiny and does not provide “good evidence”. Personally, I feel Big Brother is getting assistance from it’s slaves.

“There’s a reason that we pay professionals to work in police departments,” said Nate Cardozo, a civil liberties attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

People are passionate about being in the community , and will willingly contribute and may not realize they are being exploited by the company,” Moffitt explained.

Whats your thoughts on this topic? I would love to hear it.

References:

IMDB. (2017). Wisdom of the Crowd. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6522758/

TechnologyReview. (2014 Jul 14). Forget Wisdom of Crowds; Neurobiologists reveal the wisdom of the confident. Retrieved from https://www.technologyreview.com/s/528941/forget-the-wisdom-of-crowds-neurobiologists-reveal-the-wisdom-of-the-confident/

AP. (2014 May 2). New app lets police crowd source evidence. Retrieved from http://nypost.com/2014/05/02/new-app-lets-police-crowd-source-evidence/

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