Friday, December 12, 2014

Big Bank Takes Little Bank




There's a new trend in America that's becoming increasingly popular with law enforcement. It's similar to a game children play called "Big Bank Takes Little Bank."

The kids game is simple, two kids bet who has the most money in their pockets. Both kids empty their pockets and who ever has the most money wins, and takes the other persons money. In the kids game after the big bank (person with more money) takes the little bank (person with less money) sometimes they give the money back.

In the adult version of the game the rules are different. The big bank is law enforcement and the little bank is YOU. There's a law called Civil Asset Forfeiture which allows police to take your money, house, car and property without any evidence of a crime. 

The law was created back in the 80's to stop big drug dealers from profiting from their illegal activities. Currently the law is being abused to steal from people during routine traffic stops on the highway. There are numerous reports from across the country of people being straight-up robbed by (gun carrying) police officers. 

Not everyone is taking this illegal abuse quietly. The few who have fought back have found that it's a difficult battle. There are two results when citizens have legally attempted to retrieve their stolen money


First the bad result. To avoid going to court the police offer a settlement of 50% of your lost earnings. That way you don't lose everything, even though the money was yours legally to begin with. 

Now the worse result. You go to court and by some divine act actually win the case. The results are almost the identical. You automatically lose 30% in court fees and taxes. Add on attorney fees and whatever other costs were accrued during the legal proceedings and the loss is close to half.

Below is a video explaining the Civil Asset Forfeiture Law in detail. Watch the video and know this law. There are a lot of videos on youtube with people telling sad stories about how the cops took their money. Don't be one of those people. The more educated you are on the law the easier it is to defend yourself. I don't know anyone who can afford to lose a few thousand dollars...on nothing. (food for thought)





Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Video and Art

What's poppin people!

It's been awhile since my last post. During that time I've been through more up's and down's than a roller-coaster.

The "down's" were having leg surgery to remove the metal plate and 5 screws I got during my military tour. The surgery went well but due to a hematoma I had to keep my leg elevated and couldn't walk for a month. It's been a month and a half since surgery and the hole on my leg has finally closed up. 

The "up's" by far outweigh the "down's" in terms of creativity. Once I was mobile again, I shot the video for New York Spit. The song is Dollarmentary and I trading bars about our love of Hip-Hop over a classic 90's beat. The video was shot in Amsterdam and New York City. This was the second single off "Tha Audio Bully" album coming January 2015. The song is available on iTunes by clicking the link.

 

During my recuperation I spent entire days drawing and writing. The results from those endeavors were primitive colored creations. The drawings were done in blue, red, and black ink. Not by choice...those were the only pens around me at the time. With the exception of "Gun Pop Art" which was drawn and shaded in black pen. Then it was colored in marker by a friend.  Some of the images will be used in future painting like "Lucky 13" or "Cat in Baby Suit,"  the rest were for practice.
























There are more videos, music, and blog posts coming in 2015. I had to focus less on the posting and more on the creating for awhile, but in 2015 I'll figure out how to balance the two. Check out the new video and art. If you like what you see leave a comment and repost it to a friend



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Portable Tech

It's back to school season. What better way to start it off than seeing new tech that will  make studying easier?

For everyone whose ever needed a printer on the go, there's now a printer so small it can fit in your pocket. This portable tech was designed by former students at the Jerusalem College of Technology, who were annoyed that no printer was small enough to carry around. They researched portable printers and came to the conclusion it was better to design there own. 

The pocket sized printer will soon be available from Zuta Labs and can be operated by your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. By using bluetooth technology you can wirelessly print anything a full sized printer can do. It's shaped like the droplet colour icon use by most printers to measure ink levels. The tip of the teardrop is aligned with the corner of the paper and it prints from there. Once it's activated a hatch underneath the printer slides open, revealing the inkjet.

Using an omni wheel system that allows it to move in multiple directions, the machine rolls across the page, printing in grey-scale. When it reaches the end, the device moves down the page and continues on to the next line. The printer utilizes a high resolution optical sensor to control movement, speed, and location of the documents being printed. The inkwell is capable of printing 1000 pages before needing to be replaced, and the battery allows continual use for about an hour. Currently the machine will print 1.2 pages per minute at a resolution of up to 192 dots per inch. 
 

The dimensions of the pocket-sized printer are almost as impressive as its performance. Measuring ten centimetres high and 11.5 centimetres in diameter, it only weighs 300 grams and fits into the palm of a your hand. Made from polycarbonate and available in black or white, each pocket printer has a thin illuminated blue strip to indicate when it is switched on. This is truly a printer for someone on the go...and it will be available for commercial use soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wicked Travel


I just got back from a visit to Copenhagen and it was some wicked travel. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and one of the oldest cities in Europe. It's a beautiful city with architecture and history in every direction.

I was only there a week but I learned a lot about Danish culture. The Vikings who are credited for being some of the best and furthest sailing warriors in history come from Denmark. Their long ships could use wind power and oars so were able to travel further than any other sailing vessel during their time. Thanks to these ships the Danish colonized the rest of Scandinavia and several other countries. 

One of the biggest tourist attractions was the "Green Light District."  The Green Light District is like the "Red Light District" in Amsterdam accept instead of prostitutes behind windows you have hash and weed. It's a small village named  Freetown Christiania in the center of Copenhagen, full of squatters, hippies and artists. The Green light District was once an abandoned military base that squatters  and hippies took over back in the 80's. Although it's in Copenhagen, Christiania has it's own laws and rules. The most important two rules are "No Violence and No hard drugs". During my visit there were several reggae artists scheduled to perform on a modest sized stage in the center of Christiania.

Aside from Christiania, there were museums, monuments and amusement park throughout Copenhagen. One place named Tivoli Gardens had an Amusement park with a full sized pirate ship refurbished into a restaurant. It also had cool rides and several varieties of exotic flowers for the tourists. There's also a shopping street named the "Stroget" that is famous for being the longest shopping street in the world. 
 





















Close to the Stroget were tattoo parlors with different styles of artists. I got a tattoo at the first tattoo parlor in Copenhagen. The place was small and covered in photos displaying the King of Denmark getting tattoos. The place had a old school look with new equipment and excellent artists. I got an "Infinity Wolf" tattoo by a talented artist named Orre.

Overall the trip was fun, informative and full of amazing experiences. In September I'm off to Bordeaux, France for a week. That's wine country so I foresee it being a fun trip. If you're curious about Copenhagen check some of the pics from the trip below. 
















Saturday, July 26, 2014

AniManga: Shin Sekai Yori (From The New World)


 Shin Sekai Yori (From The New World) is a blend of science fiction, horror, and deep insight into the mind of humanity. The story takes place a thousand years in the future. It follows a group of kids who learn some forbidden knowledge about their utopian society.  Six children—Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, Shun, and Reiko—born and raised in a town, named  Kamisu's 66th district, learn about a plot to wage war against humanity and try to stop it.

In the not to distant future, science proves the existence of PK (Psychokinesis). Once people with PK started appearing around the globe there was a scramble by governments to weaponize the ability. Within 100 years people with PK over powered the humans and controlled society. After a few hundred more years, humans without PK waged war against the PK users. This resulted in all out nuclear warfare which almost destroyed the earth.

From the ashes humanity rebuilt. Top global minds decided that disabling PK users from being able to harm or kill other humans was the solution. They believed genetic modification was the only solution to protect mankind from violence ever occurring again. If someone with PK tried to hurt another human, they would suffer "The death of shame."  This would begin with symptoms of mild discomfort ending in death. In every case where a PK user kills someone the result is death by heart attack. 

With these new restrictions placed on on PK users mankind secretly decided  to develop a way to identify people with abilities from normal humans. The they genetically cross-bred all normal humans with the Naked Mole Rat and forced them into servitude. This knowledge and all information related to that part of human history was hidden away and stored as forbidden knowledge.

Since PK users couldn't hurt other users without suffering, they used these hybrid (Mole) humans to carry out their warfare and assassinations. They also created mutant cats that could hunt down children who couldn't control their abilities. Kids who couldn't control their PK were called Ogres and were the most feared. 

The story takes place two hundred years after the last ogre appeared. The hybrid humans learn what happened from a living library and once again wage war on the PK users. The result is one action packed anime that I highly recommend watching






Thursday, June 19, 2014

War 4 Profit


The video below contains an article written and narrated by Michael Rivero. The article is titles "All Wars are Bankers Wars".

The article theorizes that every war since the Crusades and the Knights Templar, were for money. According to Micheal the first Centralized Banking was created by the Knights Templar. A private centralized banking system, is when a foreign (bank) country infiltrates a sovereign country. Then by use of warfare forces the people to stop using their own government issued currency. And use the currency provided by the invading bank...borrowed at a high interest. This causes the country to be in debt to the invader and the bankers to get rich.

This system is why King Philip IV of France caused what is popularly known as Black Friday (Friday, 13 October 1307). In an attempt to end the stranglehold on Europe the Knights of Templar held, Philip and other dignitaries met in secret and agreed to round up all the knights and have them executed. By killing them all at once they hoped to end the tyranny of the bankers and return control of the countries economy to its rightful leaders. For a time their Coup d' Etat worked...then the bankers returned to power.



According to Benjamin Franklin, the American Revolution was sparked primarily by the colonist's refusal to accept King George III's currency act. This act (based on Centralized Banking) forced the colonist to stop using their own government printed currency. Money which they would use to buy food, property or supplies. Instead they could only conduct business using bank notes printed by the Bank of England,  borrowed at interest.

The obvious problem with this system is that the colonist would've been providing supplies, crops, food, and materials to England for free. Well not actually for free, the colonist would've had some nice pieces of printed paper to show for all their labor. That paper was supposed to be backed by gold, which the colonist could exchange at the Bank of England. The thing was the Bank of England didn't have enough gold at that time to pay off all the money they had printed. So the bank notes (dollars) had no value, while the supplies and food was priceless to the colonists.

The video below contains information you will never be taught in school. It talks about every war the worlds been in since the Knights of Templar. Also which presidents sold out the American people, and why JFK was assassinated. The details and research present a compelling case. Knowledge is power so if you like the video share it with a friend.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Picture Perfect


Summer is in full swing and I've been busier then the airport in Ibiza. In between working on the album and a few side projects. I did a photo shoot for the album cover with my talented photographer friend Beata Fortuna. We were searching for the picture perfect photo to convey music and message.

The album is titled "Tha Audio Bully." The concept behind the shoot was using shadows and light to illuminate facial features. The shoot went well and the cover will be done by the end of the month. Below are some photos from the shoot, and if you need a photographer be sure to check out Beata's tumblr.














Saturday, May 24, 2014

Video Babble



I love information...acquiring it, learning it, using it and sharing it. This post is called video babble cuz it's a mix of all types of interesting information.
  
For instance, have you ever wondered what sound looked like? I have. The only time I saw actual sound was on an acid trip back in 1990's. During the trip I could see sound waves and hear colors. Needless to say after that experience... I had to stop doing Acid.  Now here we are 20 years later and it seems I wasn't (really) crazy after all.

Through a technique called Schlieren Flow Visualization which registers changes in air pressure. Mike Hargather, a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, shares what sound waves look like. He shows everything from a human clap to the explosive firing power of an AK 47.



 
Another interesting video I ran across will make you want to drink bottled water exclusively if you live in the United Kingdom. Last week the Drinking Water Inspectorate (they inspect tap water) of the UK found metabolized traces of Cocaine in the drinking water. When I say metabolized, that means the cokes been, inhaled, injected, ingested, smoked, or shot intravenously. Once the body metabolizes the narcotic, the left over coke is urinated out. Trace elements of that pee-pee powder is what inspectors have found in purified tap water.

So in layman's terms... there is so much Cocaine use in the UK that even after a strict purification process they can't remove it from the water supply. To find out more about this weird but fun fact check out the video below. 

 

I saved the best for last. In 1979 a Utah Police officer went undercover to expose the KKK and ends up becoming their leader. That's not the interesting part. What makes this case unbelievable is the cop that infiltrated the KKK was a black man. Wait...did you read that right? Did he just say a black man became the leader of the Klu Klux Klan? Yes he did! The natural question to ask is "how?" That's where the story get's complicated.  For the whole story, check out the link (KKK Infiltrated) and watch the video below. To find out how a black police officer became a Grand Dragon of the KKK.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cloaking Spray

Man has been fascinated with invisibility since ancient times

In Greek mythology, Perseus used a cloak of invisibility to slay the Gorgon Medusa. Back in the era of alchemists before modern science, the quest for invisibility was almost as important as the formula to trans-mutate lead into gold.

Let's just propose for a moment that the information in the video below is true. That fictional characters are describing a real project...currently in development. The industrious (fictional) engineers at the University of Michigan have moved one step closer to achieving that goal. They developed a cloaking spray that once dry, renders any object its sprayed upon almost invisible to the naked eye. Light moves in the size of Nanometres. Once engineers began working on the Nanoparticle scale they could directly interact with light.

These engineers have created a cloaking spray composed of a liquid Nanoparticle solution that bends light. There have been several inventions that bend light to give the illusion of invisibility. Yet none have achieved the level of success as the engineers in Michigan. Their cloaking spray is unique in it's versatility. It can be sprayed, coated, or painted on any surface and make that object... disappear.

This may be science fiction, but it describes advanced nanotechnology...and it's awesome. Curved objects like spheres and bottles work better than straight edged forms, like squares or triangles. When shapes with straight edges are coated with the cloaking spray the edges are visible when it drys. Although this is a minor setback, the team have already successfully coated gloves, clothing, fruit and numerous other objects and materials with success.

The military is funding the project (of course) so they have funding to overcome any problems that may arise. Plans for invisible drones, and reconnaissance vehicles are already on the way. The engineers hope to begin human testing in the next few years. The whole idea makes me think of the movie Hollow Man...imagine that. 

For more information on the cloaking spray (prank...or project in development) and the science behind it, check out the video below