Thursday, September 21, 2017

It is the cause behind disagreements

chart of I AM Presence

         By the light all things were made.  Man should therefore know that the will of God vested in creation--once it is correctly understood--conveys to his being and consciousness the great fact of life that there is a very real purpose behind existence and that man as an individual is liked with the highest destiny….

We are talking about two distinct phases of man’s existence--the eternal or infinite phase and the finite phase.  The infinite phase has unlimited possibilities for soul expansion.  But the finite phase also affords a certain freedom of expression.  It manifests a God-seemingness and a human-seemingness.  Out of this duality man must make his choices….

The moment an individual begins to serve himself, to determine that all that he does will be subject to the functions of the human ego--whether his own or another’s--without recognizing the needs of the Christ in every man and the purposes of the divine plan to be fulfilled, his creative endowment cannot help but be bound by the return of his own disqualified energy.

The secret key to the fulfillment of individual purpose in God is to be found in the invocation of cosmic Grace, in the invocation of faith in what has been called the invisible world.  This world need not remain invisible.  It has been called invisible because the senses have become inverted to gaze only upon the imperfection of the physical planes.  Man has not recognized the perfection of his own God Presence.  In fact during centuries of embodiments he has not even known of the existence of that Presence.

Now it is up to us who have been endowed with an understanding of the Law of the I AM, individualized in the Presence of every child of God, to unveil the higher purpose.  From time immemorial the blind who have led the blind have succeeded in promoting forms of religion based on superstition that have assuaged human needs without actually supplying man with the basic Law of his own being that would lead to his freedom and self-mastery.

But in the chart of the Presence revealed by the brotherhood of light the manifestation of the God Self, the Holy Christ Self and the human or lower self are perceived as three who agree in one.  Through meditation upon this trinity man recognizes at last that the human monad has the capacity, being at the opposite pole from the Divine Self, to obtain grace from the equipoise of the Christ, the universal Mediator, and thus to manifest for all time, point by point, the magnificent facets of the Law as above so below….

Man has been endowed with opportunity; but all around him are those conditions which rob his faculties of their divine potential by inverting the senses of the soul outward upon the screen of the appearance world instead of training them upon the great inner realities of life.  We see this inversion of purpose everywhere.  It is the cause behind disagreements, behind expressions of hatred and fear.  Thus darkness has been substituted for light and hatred for love. 
    

                         -Queen of Light:     Pearls of Wisdom 13:42   (portrait by Sindelar)

NSA experts invented a component for encryption and...

       NSA experts invented a component for encryption called Dual Elliptic Curve and got it adopted as a global standard....In 2007, mathematicians in private industry showed that Dual EC could hide a backdoor, theoretically enabling the NSA to eavesdrop without detection... ISO (Intl. Standards Org.) and other standards groups subsequently retracted their endorsements of Dual EC. The NSA declined to discuss it.  https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/21/distrustful-us-allies-force-nsa-to-back-down-in-encryption-row.html
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-Dan Shumow

09-24-2013         At Cryoto Conference 2006, Santa Barbara, Dan Shumow and his Microsoft colleague Niels Ferguson titled their brief presentation, provocatively, “On the Possibility of a Back Door in the NIST SP800-90 Dual Ec Prng.”  It was a title only a crypto-geek would love or get.
The talk was only nine slides long (.pdf).  But those nine slides were potentially dynamite.  They laid out a case showing that a new encryption standard, given a stamp of approval by the U.S. government, possessed a glaring weakness that made an algorithm in it susceptible to cracking.  But the weakness they described wasn't just an average vulnerability, it had the kind of properties one would want if one were intentionally inserting a backdoor to make the algorithm susceptible to cracking by design.
For such a dramatic presentation – by mathematicians' standards – the reaction to it was surprisingly muted.  “I think folks thought, 'Well that’s interesting,' and, 'Wow, it looks like maybe there was a flaw in the design,'” says a senior Microsoft manager who was at the talk.  “But there wasn’t a huge reaction.”
Six years later, that's all changed.  Early this month the New York Times drew a connection between their talk and memos leaked by Edward Snowden, classified Top Secret, that apparently confirms that the weakness in the standard and so-called Dual_EC_DRBG algorithm was indeed a backdoor.  The Times story implies that the backdoor was intentionally put there by the NSA as part of a $250-million, decade-long covert operation by the agency to weaken and undermine the integrity of a number of encryption systems used by millions of people around the world.   
"If [NSA] spent $250 million weakening the standard and this is the best that they could do, then we have nothing to fear from them," says Jon Callas, the CTO of Silent Circle, whose company offers encrypted phone communication.  "Because this was really ham-fisted.  When you put on your conspiratorial hat about what the NSA would be doing you would expect something more devious, Machiavellian..., and this thing is just laughably bad.  This is Boris and Natasha sort of stuff." ...
But Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist of Cryptography Research, says "In my entire career in cryptography, I've never seen a vulnerability like this."     https://www.wired.com/2013/09/nsa-backdoor/

covert geopolitics and the real enemy of mankind

illustration by Joanne Dose, 1988
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    The real enemy of mankind isn’t so much some “rogue country” or “rogue group” but ignorance and its allies—the so-called five poisons identified by Gautama Buddha 2550 years ago.  
Kissinger and Mao secretly at Beijing in 1971-72 began a longterm scheme to isolate the Soviet Union; this has had longterm repercussions, and of course the Russians got wise to that deal.  So I think Putin and Kim Jong-Un pulled one back covertly.  But the real issue is—will humanity awaken from the whole pattern of manipulation of truth and ourselves, at our own expense, see that we have these proclivities, and decide to change our ways fundamentally?   

Equinox at 1:02 p.m. PDT on 22 Sept 2017.  Sun at one-tenth of circle to north lunar node.  “Lunar nodes” refers to the Sun-Earth-Moon rhythm/cycle of 18.6 years, basically a tai-chi.       -R, Mt. Shasta, CA
(One may call:  In the name I AM THAT I AM, beloved Mighty Victory and Lords of Individuality, Lord Lanto and Lords of Wisdom:  may the solar energies of Virgo to Libra modulate for the greater good of all, amen.)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

North Korea since 2001--Putin's hand

8-4-2001   The North Korean side assured that its missile programme was of a peaceful nature and consequently was not aimed against any country which treated Pyongyang’s sovereignty with respect.  The Russian side welcomed North Korea’s stance.   http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/41779    Kim Jong-Il took over upon his father's death in 1994; Kim Jong-Il died in Dec. 2011; his son Kim Jong-Um then took over.
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7-9-2012    In Beijing, Putin and Chinese President Jiang Zemin pledged to forge a “strategic partnership” in global affairs, particularly against what they see as U.S. military dominance....


According to Putin, Kim had “voiced an idea under which North Korea is even prepared to use exclusively the rocket equipment of other countries for peaceful space research if they offer it.”
Interfax news agency quoted Putin as saying Kim had assured him Pyongyang’s rocket program was entirely peaceful.  Asked if Russia was prepared to offer its rockets for Korean space exploration, Putin said, “Why should only Russia pay?"...
Also on Putin’s agenda is rebuilding economic ties with North Korea, many of whose major industrial plants were built with Soviet technology. Most of those plants are reportedly outdated and need renovation.
Putin is expected to offer to refurbish those idle plants with Russian experts and technology if South Korea provides financing.
Speaking on Russian public television, Putin said Kim has offered to abandon North Korea’s rocket program if other states supply him with their rockets to explore space.  He attributed the proposition to the “the trusting nature of our discussions.”  http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=83114
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8-10-17   But it is unclear whether Mr. Kim is interested in talking, or what if anything he might demand in exchange for freezing or abandoning his nuclear program.  He has made building a nuclear arsenal a top priority, arguing that it is the only way the North can guarantee its security and develop its economy....
“Smart, pragmatic, decisive,” Andrei Lankov, a North Korea expert at Kookmin University in Seoul, said of Mr. Kim.  “But also capricious, moody and ready to kill easily.”   One subject on which Mr. Kim has not wavered is the nuclear program.  His father held out the possibility of scrapping the program in return for economic aid and security guarantees and even struck a deal with the Clinton administration, though the North later violated it.  But Mr. Kim has taken a more aggressive approach.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/world/asia/kim-jong-un-north-korea-nuclear.html?mcubz=3
Continue reading the main storyDEC. 12, 2013His ultimate motives, like many details of his life, are uncertain. Since taking power, Mr. Kim has yet to travel abroad or host a visit from another head of state. Only a few people outside North Korea have been allowed to meet him, among them the former basketball sta
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9-20-17    Where did this boost (to N. Korea's hightech) come from?  Arthur Herman of the National Review suggests that Putin himself may be working with the North Koreans to help them quickly develop working nuclear weapons capable of hitting the US/Canadian mainland.  One of the first hints is that the liquid-fuel engines used are eerily similar to those used for the RD-250 — a 1960’s Soviet Missile.  
Moscow has long been friendly with Kim Jong-un, even after the world has come out in condemnation of the ruthless leader.  Russia helps North Korea when it comes to finance, and they are a huge benefit in providing them with economic boosts.  Back in 2015, North Korean nuclear scientists were actually invited into the country to virtually intern at Russian nuclear facilities.   http://ir.net/news/politics/127411/vladimir-putin-behind-kim-jong-uns-latest-missile-threat/
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10-3-16  TOKYO, (UPI) -- Moscow may have allowed several North Korean nuclear researchers to work at Russian nuclear sites, including a scientist who is under United Nations Security Council sanctions.
The North Korean nuclear scientists were allowed to engage in their research in Russia until early 2015 when Pyongyang stopped paying an annual membership fee to the Russian government, Japanese news agency Jiji Press reported Monday.
Katsuhisa Furukawa, who served on the U.N. Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee, said the group has evidence the North Koreans were allowed to conduct studies at Russian nuclear facilities in violation of international sanctions.
Russian authorities had said the North Korean scientists' work was "not related to nuclear weapons research," but Furukawa said the researchers were working at a major nuclear research institute where North Korea was one of 18 countries in representation.
The Japanese official said the Russian policy is a violation of international sanctions, adding the research center may have also hosted Ri Chae Son, a North Korean nuclear scientist under U.N. sanctions since 2009.
Russian authorities had said Ri was banned from the country after he was placed under sanctions, but Furukawa said Russian officials did not give the U.N. committee access to immigration records, which casts doubt on the authenticity of the claims.
The sanctions strictly forbid U.N. member states from engaging North Korea on nuclear-related activities.  https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/10/03/Report-Russia-allowed-North-Korea-nuclear-scientists-to-conduct-research/6581475546563/
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6-28-17    North Korea secures up to 300,000 tonnes of oil products from Russia each year through Singapore-based dealers, a defector who formerly managed funds for the leadership has told Kyodo News...Ri also said North Korea relies more on Russia than China for fuel to keep its economy moving, indicating that the US drive for Beijing to restrict oil supplies over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes will only have a limited effect.
“It is a wrong perception that North Korea is completely dependent on China,” he said.  Petroleum products have been shipped to North Korea by tankers leaving Vladivostok and Nakhodka, both in the Russian Far East, with the fuel widely used for cars, ships and trains, helping to support the North’s economy, Ri said.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sessions on sanctuary policies


9-19-17     “Sanctuary policies endanger us all, and especially the federal immigration officers who are forced to pursue criminal aliens outside of jails and prisons,” Mr. Sessions said. “Yet, rather than reconsider their policies, these sanctuary jurisdictions feign outrage when they lose federal funds as a direct result of actions designed to nullify plain federal law.”  He said the public safety grants should not be considered “an entitlement.”  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/19/jeff-sessions-urges-jerry-brown-not-sign-sanctuary/  
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9-19-17   "I urge the city of Portland, the state of Oregon, and every sanctuary jurisdiction to reconsider," Sessions added. "These policies do far greater damage than many understand.  At its root, they are a rejection of our immigration laws and a declaration of open borders."   https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/sessions-visits-sanctuary-city-tells-it-stop-n802796

Let men see the role of the violet flame



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  Let men see the role of the violet flame as it culls out of the consciousness, out of the vital bodies and out of the whole being of man every human subtlety, every retrogressive tendency and completely nullifies the coercions of the man of the world.  What a great blessing it is when spiritual freedom comes to the soul, when the body monad has infused into him not only the soul-life that has traveled from body to body but also the miraculous attunement that makes man one with the Father, one with the principle that is embodied by all but is expressed to its fulness in so few....And as the swelling billows roll--the tides of time and eternity passing in review before the screen of mortal consciousness--the Infinite bides His time and extends His canopy of awareness over all.  This infinite Spirit of God that broods over the waters governs also the ultimate destiny of man.          
-Saint Germain:  Pearls of Wisdom 13:27
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299.   The freewill serves as a magnet which attracts the cosmic heart to the fire of the centers.  This connecting magnet is the creative power of the agni yogi.     -M:  Fiery World 1935     
-seal of Maitreya Samgha
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Monday, September 18, 2017

police payout costs nationally

The litigation costs surrounding cop-error/payout run about 3x the plain payout cost.  http://www.governing.com/gov-data/city-lawsuit-legal-costs-financial-data.html
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6-22-16   In the case of Chicago:  Rather than rein in the practices that lead to these settlements, officials have borrowed millions to pay for police lawsuits, adding to the city’s crippling debt.  Over time, the interest on the bonds will more than double the cost for police misconduct.  http://chicagoreporter.com/chicago-does-little-to-control-police-misconduct-or-its-costs/
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5-29-15    Chicago spent $521,000,000 in police payouts between 2004-14.
NYC spent $208.5 million in fiscal 2016 alone; spent nearly $1 billion in 2000-10.
LA spent  $101 million in 2002-11.     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/police-misconduct-settlements_n_7423386.html    
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So we see that the US' 2 biggest, most compact metros with biggest business/money operations are "overloading" the most.
Flashback to St. Louis Officer Jason Stockley, ex-captain in US Army in Iraq, aged ~30 in Dec. 2011:
9-15-17     Forensic testing of the gun found in Smith’s car found only Stockley’s DNA on the weapon, which led the prosecution to believe that Stockley may have planted the gun in Smith’s car in order to bolster his story that he thought Smith was reaching for a weapon at the time that the officer opened fire on him.  The bag of heroin found in the car did have Smith’s DNA on it.   http://heavy.com/news/2017/09/jason-stockley-not-guilty-verdict-5-fast-facts-you-should-know/
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8-2-17   That’s still a big point for the state especially since one of the crime lab experts said on the stand today, it would be unusual for one person’s DNA to completely override someone else’s after touching a gun.  He said he’d expect to see a mixture of profiles if multiple people handled the gun.   http://fox2now.com/2017/08/02/actions-of-stockley-and-his-colleagues-questioned-at-trial/
6-24-15    Today, most of us see DNA evidence as terrifically persuasive:  A 2005 Gallup poll found that 85 percent of Americans considered DNA to be either very or completely reliable.  Studies by researchers at the University of Nevada, Yale, and Claremont McKenna College found that jurors rated DNA evidence 95 percent accurate and between 90 and 94 percent persuasive, depending on where the DNA was found.  That faith could be shaken, but only when lawyers made a convincing case that a lab had a history of errors.   https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/06/24/the-surprisingly-imperfect-science-of-dna-testing
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In a statement, Police Chief Sam Dotson called Joyce’s decision “the culmination of years of investigative work.  The department spent countless hours on this case, all in an effort to ascertain the true facts of what occurred on December 20, 2011,” Dotson said in the statement.  “I hold my officers to the highest standards. Stockley’s actions were in no way representative of the dedicated service of the men and women who serve on this department.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/05/17/former-st-louis-police-officer-charged-with-murder-for-fatal-2011-shooting-of-black-man/?utm_term=.2188563d4d39
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8-8-16    In 2015, the 10 cities with the largest police departments in the United States — including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — paid out nearly $249 million from police misconduct cases, up almost 50 percent from 2010, according to an analysis from the Wall Street Journal.  https://psmag.com/news/the-cost-of-police-misconduct
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6-26-17  What these settlements do is allow cities and police departments to operate as if they've righted a wrong, as if they've brought a tiny semblance of justice to a broken family, and then move — without ever fully fixing or repairing or overhauling the system that continues to mow down men, women and children who should still be alive today.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/king-cops-cover-billions-paid-police-brutality-article-1.3278976
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In different parts of the world, law could be established by philosophers or religion. In the modern world, laws are typically created and enforced by governments.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_justice
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2-14-17    Agencies need to recognize that all these new responsibilities, new policies, new training, and new tools are overwhelming officers and hindering their ability to respond effectively, said Dave Blake, who spent 16 years in law enforcement before retiring from the Livermore PD in California.  After retiring, he earned a master’s degree in psychology and started his own police practices--consulting and training business focusing on use-of-force and the science of human performance.
“Officers are suffering from cognitive overload because they need to know all these policies and procedures and understand their practical application.  They also need to develop new skillsets to use all this equipment correctly,” he said.http://inpublicsafety.com/2017/02/officer-overload-are-too-many-responsibilities-compromising-officer-safety/
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