Awake

-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?
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I am AWAKE.



Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-


Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6


1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - The Pineal Gland Is It The Third Eye?

Tuesday Lobsang Rampa
The first time I heard of the Pineal Gland was in a Dr. Tuesday Lobsang Rampa book called the Third Eye. This is a book written by a Tibetan monk who has, he says, transmuted from his dying Tibetan body to an Englishman who wants to leave this world, as I remember he phrases it more or less that way, rather than saying the guy is commiting suicide. At the time from what I read Dr. Rampa, in the body of Cyril Hoskins which was the name of the Englishman, took a lot of heat, as many people didn't believe him. Though many, including me did. I wrote to him years ago and he replied to me and sent a copy of one of his books. I kept them both and they were in my truck when stolen, I think.  As I remember he published the books for income to support his research into producing a goggle to allow the average person to see the human aura.
Back to the pineal gland, in his book Dr. Rampa told how he was accepted into the lamasary in Lhasa. After awhile he was started in training to be a Lama. Part of this was having his third eye opened. From here on I'll let Dr. Rampa tell the story, in an exerpt from his first book The Third Eye, of how his third eye was opened and his first reactions to it.


 Link to the Third Eye by T. Lobsang Rampa


With the death of the day the evening was born, and I went to

the little room where I was to stay. There came the murmur of soft
felt boots on the stone floor outside, and into the room came three
lamas of high degree. They put a herbal compress to my head and
bound it tightly in place. In the evening the three came again, and
one was the Lama Mingyar Dondup. Carefully the compress was
removed, and my forehead wiped clean and dry. A strong-looking
lama sat behind me and took my head between his knees. The
second lama opened a box and removed an instrument made of
shining steel. It resembled a bradawl except that instead of having
a round shaft, this one was “U”-shaped, and in place of a point
there were little teeth around the edge of the “U”. For some
moments the lama looked at the instrument, and then passed it
through the flame of a lamp to sterilize it. The Lama Mingyar
Dondup took my hands and said, “This is quite painful, Lobsang,
and it can only be done while you are fully conscious. It will not
take very long, so try to keep as still as you can.” I could see
various instruments laid out, and a collection of herbal lotions,
and I thought to myself: “Well, Lobsang, my boy, they will finish
you one way or the other and there is nothing you can do about
it—except keep quiet!”
The lama with the instrument looked round to the others, and
said: “All ready? Let us start now, the sun has just set.” He pressed
the instrument to the centre of my forehead and rotated the handle.
For a moment there was a sensation as if someone was pricking
me with thorns. To me it seemed that time stood still. There was
no particular pain as it penetrated the skin and flesh, but there
was a little jolt as the end hit the bone. He applied more pressure,
rocking the instrument slightly so that the little teeth would fret
through the frontal bone. The pain was not sharp at all, just a
pressure and a dull ache. I did not move with the Lama Mingyar
Dondup looking on; I would rather have died than make a move
or outcry. He had faith in me, as I in him, and I knew that what he
did or said was right. He was watching most closely, with a little
pucker of muscles in tension at the corners of his mouth. Suddenly
there was a little “scrunch” and the instrument penetrated the
bone. Instantly its motion was arrested by the very alert operator.
He held the handle of the instrument firmly while the Lama
Mingyar Dondup passed him a very hard, very clean sliver of
wood which had been treated by fire and herbs to make it as hard
as steel. This sliver was inserted in the “U” of the instrument and
slid down so that it just entered the hole in my head. The lama
operating moved slightly to one side so that the Lama Mingyar
Dondup could also stand in front of me. Then, at a nod from the
latter, the operator, with infinite caution, slid the sliver farther and
farther. Suddenly I felt a stinging, tickling sensation apparently
in the bridge of my nose. It subsided, and I became aware of
subtle scents which I could not identify. That, too, passed away
and was replaced by a feeling as if I was pushing, or being pushed,
against a resilient veil. Suddenly there was a blinding flash, and at
that instant the Lama Mingyar Dondup said “Stop” For a
moment the pain was intense, like a searing white flame. It
diminished, died and was replace by spirals of colour, and globules
of incandescent smoke. The metal instrument was carefully
removed. The sliver of wood remained, it would stay in place for
two or three weeks and until it was removed I would have to stay
in this little room almost in darkness. No one would see me except
these three lamas, who would continue my instruction day by day.
Until the sliver was removed I would have only the barest neces-
sities to eat and drink. As the projecting sliver was being bound in
place so that it could not move, the Lama Mingyar Dondup
turned to me and said: “You are now one of us, Lobsang. For the
rest of your life you will see people as they are and not as they
pretend to be.” It was a very strange experience to see these men
apparently enveloped in golden flame. Not until later did I realize
that their auras were golden because of the pure life they led, and
that most people would look very different indeed.
As my new-found sense developed under the skilful ministra-
tions of the lamas I was able to observe that there were other
emanations extending beyond the innermost aura. In time I was
able to determine the state of a person's health by the colour and
intensity of the aura. I was also able to know when they were
speaking the truth, or otherwise, by the way the colours fluctuated.
But it was not only the human body which was the subject of my
clairvoyance. I was given a crystal, which I still have, and in its use
I had much practice. There is nothing at all magical in
crystals. They are merely instruments. Just as a microscope, or
telescope, can bring normally invisible objects into view by using
natural laws, so can a gazing-crystal. It merely serves as a focus
for the Third Eye, with which one can penetrate any person's
subconscious and retain the memory of facts gleaned. The crystal
must be suited to the individual user. Some persons work best
with a rock crystal, others prefer a ball of glass. Yet others use a
bowl of water or a pure black disc. No matter what they use, the
principals involved are the same.
For the first week the room was kept in almost complete darkness.
The following week just a glimmer of light was admitted, the
amount increasing as the end of the week drew close. On the
seventeenth day the room was in full light, and the three lamas
came together to remove the sliver. It was very simple. The night
before my forehead had been painted with a herbal lotion. In the
morning the lamas came and, as before, one took my head between
his knees. The operator took hold of the projecting end of the
wood with an instrument. There was a sudden sharp jerk—and
that is all there was to it. The sliver was out. The Lama Mingyar
Dondup put a pad of herbs over the very small spot left, and
showed me the sliver of wood. It had turned as black as ebony
while in my head. The operator lama turned to a little brazier and
placed the wood upon it together with some incense of various
kinds. As the combined smoke wafted to the ceiling, so was the
first stage of my initiation completed. That night I fell asleep with
my head in a whirl; what would Tzu look like now that I saw
differently? Father, mother, how would they appear? But there
was no answer to such questions yet.
In the morning the lamas came again and examined me care-
fully. They said that I could now go out with the others, but told
me that half my time would be spent with the Lama Mingyar
Dondup, who would teach me by intensive methods. The other
half of my time would be spent attending classes and services, not
so much for the educational side, but to give me a balanced outlook
by mixing. A little later I would be taught by hypnotic methods as
well. For the moment I was mainly interested in food. For the past
eighteen days I had been kept on a very small allowance, now I
intended to make up for it. Out of the door I hurried, intent only
on that thought. Approaching me was a figure smothered in blue
smoke, shot through with flecks of angry red. I uttered a squeak
of alarm and dashed back into the room. The others looked up at
my horrified expression. “There's a man on fire in the corridor,” I
said. The Lama Mingyar Dondup hurried out and came back
smiling. “Lobsang, that is a cleaner in a temper. His aura is smoky-
blue as he is not evolved, and the flecks of red are the temper
impulses showing. Now you can again go in search of that food
you want so much.”
It was fascinating meeting the boys I knew so well, yet had not
known at all. Now I could look at them and get the impression of
their true thoughts, the genuine liking for me, the jealousy from
some, and the indifference from others. It was not just a matter of
seeing colours and knowing all; I had to be trained to understand
what those colours meant. My Guide and I sat in a secluded alcove
where we could watch those who entered the main gates. The
Lama Mingyar Dondup would say: “The one coming, Lobsang,
do you see that thread of colour vibrating above his heart? That
shade and vibration indicates that he has a pulmonary disease”,
or, perhaps at an approaching trader: “Look at this one, look at
those shifting bands, those intermittent flecks. Our Brother of
Business is thinking that he may be able to delude the stupid
monks, Lobsang, he is remembering that he did so once before.
To what petty meanness’s men will stoop for money !” As an aged
monk approached, the Lama said: “Watch this one carefully,
Lobsang. Here is a truly holy man, but one who believes in the
literal word-for-word accuracy of our Scriptures. You observe
those discolorations in the yellow of the nimbus? It indicates that
he has not yet evolved far enough to reason for himself.” So it
went on, day after day. Particularly with the sick we used the power
of the Third Eye, for those who were sick in the flesh or sick in the
spirit. One evening the Lama said: “Later we shall show you how
to shut the Third Eye at will, for you will not want to watch
people's failings all the time, it would be an intolerable burden.
For the moment use it all the time, as you do your physical eyes.
Then we will train you to shut it and open it at will as you can the
other eyes.”
Many years ago, according to our legends, all men and women
could use the Third Eye. In those days the gods walked upon the
earth and mixed with men, Mankind had visions of replacing the
gods and tried to kill them, forgetting that what Man could see the
gods could see better. As a punishment, the Third Eye of Man was
closed. Throughout the ages a few people have been born with the
ability to see clairvoyantly; those who have it naturally can have
its power increased a thousand fold by appropriate treatment, as I
had. As a special talent it had to be treated with care and respect.
The Lord Abbot sent for me one day and said: “My son, you now
have this ability, an ability denied to most. Use it only for good,
never for self gain. As you wander in other countries you will meet
those who would have you behave as a conjurer in a fair. “Prove
us this, prove us that', they will say. But I say, my son, that this
must not be. The talent is to enable you to help others, not to
enrich self. Whatever you see by clairvoyance—and you will see
much!—do not disclose it if it will harm others or affect their
Path through Life. For Man must choose his own Path, my son,
tell him what you will, he will still go his own way. Help in sickness,
in suffering, yes, but do not say that which may alter a man's
Path.”

Monday, September 26, 2011

More Songs From the Beginning of Rock and Roll

I decided that it was time to be a little less serious, so I thought it'd be a good time for more music. I was going to post several songs by Bill Kirchin, a contemporary guitar player, who's fantastic. But looking through my list of videos I decided instead to do several songs by early artists you may never have heard of, but are favorites of mine, and who are great too. So, here we go, or should I say hear we go....

The first is Charley Ryan doing the original Hot Rod Lincoln. In this version the lincoln engine has 12 cylinders. It's the only one that does, it took me forever to find this, I first heard it in the early 60's and didn't remember the singer just that there were 12 cylinders.


Next is Thunder Road as originally sung by Robert Mitchum. It was co-written by Mitchum too. In this video there are clips from the movie, near the end of it. The movie itself is excellent, if you haven't seen it.



Next is Jack Scott, he was at Sun Studios either around the same time or just after Elvis. This song was sung under two titles Greaseball, and LeRoy. I found it originally as LeRoy which I liked best, I wonder why? The words and music are exactly the same in both except for the words greaseball and LeRoy. Jack Scott was great, but never took off like some of the others, but was every bit as good.



Here is Johnny Burnette and the Rock & Roll Trio, a great song The Train Kept Rollin All Night Long, but the main reason I picked this video is the girls dancing, a look back in time...



Next here's Rick Nelson, everybody's heard of him, singing Just Because with Lorrie Collins of the Collins Kids, which is comprised of Larry and Lorrie Collins. I'm guessing she's 18-19 here. I was going to include the Collins Kids but decided to do this one instead, but I do want to add that they are excellent. She was about 16, and Larry Collins was maybe 11 or so when they started and at that age a better guitar player than most out there. He played with Joe Maphis, the king of the guitar, and always stayed right with him. I'll do a post with all of them another time.






Next here's Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks singing Mary Lou. This is not Hello Mary Lou, which was a Rick Nelson song. This song is much darker about a woman a lot like one I used to know, except the real one was meaner and nastier.




Here's the Sparkletone's Black Slacks, about they were about 14-16 years old at this time. The interesting thing here is Paul Anka, you've heard of him, was in the studio that day and filled in as a background singer on this recording.


I was wondering how to end this, with Wanda Jackson, or some other girl singer for contrast maybe, but then going back up the list I came across these. Very early Roy Orbison, while he was with the Teen Kings. I couldn't decide which of two, so here's both, Ooby Dooby, and Go Go Go. Both done at Sun I think.




That's it for now, enjoy....

Lee Murray

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Death Visits Fullerton California In The Guise Of Six Fullerton Police Officers Continued

Today there was the start of a new stage in the story. The District Attorney Tony Rackaucaus, who many accused of dragging his feet, and trying to whitewash this murder of a homeless person held a press conference. He talked about the investigation, the crime and criminals, and the charges. He described what the evidence shows, and what the still unreleased video from the bus depot showed. It per his description, is if anything worse than anybody imagined, frankly I'm not really sure I want to see it, and watch a man be murdered by police officers who knew him, and didn't even consider him a threat, to the point that apparently they didn't even pat him down for possible weapons.
The DA announced that only two of the cops are being charged. One with felony second degree murder and felony involuntary manslaughter. This is officer Manuel Ramos, who is facing 15 yrs to life. The other is being charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and felony use of excess force. His name is corporal Jay Cincinelli who's facing 4 yrs. 

Cincinelli and Ramos booking photos
Allegedly, due to a lack of evidence, criminal charges weren't filed against the remaining four officers who were at the murder site, these include Officer Joseph Wolfe, Officer Kenton Hampton, Sergeant Kevin Craig, and Corporal James Blatney. A lot of people are asking why. The reason given, is that while they were there, and apparently did participate, they were not aware of the illegal basis. Frankly I call that bullshit. If a gang without badges had committed this crime, and crime it is, it wouldn't matter if they were aware or not.
This is another instance of the double standard between regular people and cops. The truth is without the video or with it, if left to their own devices none of these 6 cops would be arrested and prosecuted, it would be as it was before all the uproar, Kelly Thomas would be dead, and all 6 cops would still be working every day, just as they were for what, 4 weeks after the murder.  If they were just regular people, they'd all have been arrested and tried. For felony murder, under the California Felony Murder Rule, if you commit certain felonies and someone dies even accedentally murder attaches, for instance if the felony were mayhem or torture, which

Let's look it up,
California's felony-murder rule creates murder liability for individuals who kill another human being during the commission of a dangerous felony. California courts have long relied on this rule, holding that someone who engages in reckless behavior shouldn't be excused from killing someone just because it wasn't part of their original plan.

The rule has two stated purposes. First is to deter people from killing others during the commission of another felony. Second is to deter the commission of the underlying felony itself.4 It doesn't matter whether the killings were intentional, accidental, or negligent…if someone was killed during the commission of a felony, the felony-murder rule attaches

would certainly be apt, intent and/or awareness, is not required to make a case for felony murder, either murder 1 or 2.
How many times have people who've been say sitting in a car, when a crime went down and they were prosecuted as accomplices or accessories? In the opinions of most, these other 4 were at least accomplices, or possibly accessories before and after the fact, and should be prosecuted as such, at the very least.  The same thing applies to the dispatchers on duty, the superior officers such as the watch commander, and those that kept having the 6 re-write their reports, while watching the bus depot video, until they were just right. They are accessories after the fact at least. In the case of the dispatchers and watch commander, they're also accomplices before the fact, as they watched the video, one dispatcher actually zoomed in on the murder, and did nothing to stop it or save Mr. Thomas' life. Not to mention every other cop, keeping their mouthes shut behind the blue wall of silence, and protecting their "brothers."  What is an accomplice/accessory anyway? The definition of accessory and accomplice is:

Accessory: In most U.S. jurisdictions today, however, an accessory can be convicted even if the principal actor is not arrested or is acquitted. The prosecution must establish that the accessory in some way instigated, furthered, or concealed the crime. Typically, punishment for a convicted accessory is not as severe as that for the perpetrator.

An accessory must knowingly promote or contribute to the crime. In other words, she or he must aid or encourage the offense deliberately, not accidentally. The accessory may withdraw from the crime by denouncing the plans, refusing to assist with the crime, contacting the police, or trying to stop the crime from occurring.
An accessory before the fact is someone behind the scenes who orders a crime or helps another person commit it. Many jurisdictions now refer to accessories before the fact as parties to the crime or even accomplices. This substitution of terms can be confusing because accessories are fundamentally different from accomplices. Strictly speaking, whereas an Accomplice may be present at the crime scene, an accessory may not. Also, an accomplice generally is considered to be as guilty of the crime as the perpetrator, whereas an accessory has traditionally received a lighter punishment.
An accessory after the fact is someone who knows that a crime has occurred but nonetheless helps to conceal it. Today, this action is often termed obstructing justice or harboring a fugitive.

Accomplice: One who knowingly, voluntarily, and with common intent unites with the principal offender in the commission of a crime. One who is in some way concerned or associated in commission of crime; partaker of guilt; one who aids or assists, or is an Accessory. One who is guilty of complicity in crime charged, either by being present and aiding or abetting in it, or having advised and encouraged it, though absent from place when it was committed, though mere presence, Acquiescence, or silence, in the absence of a duty to act, is not enough, no matter how reprehensible it may be, to constitute one an accomplice. One is liable as an accomplice to the crime of another if he or she gave assistance or encouragement or failed to perform a legal duty to prevent it with the intent thereby to promote or facilitate commission of the crime.

An accomplice may assist or encourage the principal offender with the intent to have the crime committed, the same as the chief actor. An accomplice may or may not be present when the crime is actually committed. However, without sharing the criminal intent, one who is merely present when a crime occurs and stands by silently is not an accomplice, no matter how reprehensible his or her inaction.
Some crimes are so defined that certain persons cannot be charged as accomplices even when their conduct significantly aids the chief offender. For example, a businessperson who yields to the Extortion demands of a racketeer or a parent who pays ransom to a kidnapper may be unwise, but neither is a principal in the commission of the crimes. Even a victim may unwittingly create a perfect opportunity for the commission of a crime but cannot be considered an accomplice because he or she lacks a criminal intent.
An accomplice may supply money, guns, or supplies. In one case, an accomplice provided his own blood to be poured on selective service files. The driver of the getaway car, a lookout, or a person who entices the victim or distracts possible witnesses is an accomplice.
An accomplice can be convicted even if the person that he or she aids or encourages is not. He or she is usually subject to the same degree of punishment as the principal offender.

As you can see many of the persons discussed above were accessories and/or accomplices. The most reasonable thought for why they're not being charged is that the DA doesn't think he can get convictions, thereby messing up his conviction rate. It's also been said all along that he's never prosecuted any cop for murder, that he protects the police. In my opinion, while I don't completely agree, he's taken a step in the right direction. He's going against the police and police unions, at least three of the city council members ogf Fullerton, and who knows who else, and is trying to do the right thing. He's gambling his political future, yes surprise, he is a politician, to try and do the right thing.  I listened to his press conference, and from what I heard, not only what he said, but how he said it, his voice almost breaking, quivering in some places, I honestly think he is as disturbed, perhaps horrified, by what was done to Mr. Thomas, as all of us who became aware of and followed or participated in the protests, the city council meetings, the recall, and everything else. I'm starting to hope and believe that he is less interested in the whitewash and more interested in prosecuting the offenders, even though they happen to be cops, than thinking he's prosecuting for the least crime posible with the easiest sentence to please his political backers, inother words throwing as few as possible and the least important under the bus. No matter how you look at it, it's not going to be easy getting a conviction in Orange County, CA, where many people probably think Kelly Thomas got what he deserved, irrational as that may be.
Here's a post by Attorney Mark Cabaniss written before the charges being filed today. He's provided us with more expert analysis on the potential prosecution of the Fullerton police officers responsible for Kelly Thomas’ death:

It is getting close to decision time for the DA in the Kelly Thomas case. While the investigation is still not completed and must be before any charges are brought, if any are brought, some of us are nervous, and increasingly disturbed at the way things are going, or not going, and at the unseemly deference given to the six police.
Unfortunately, in public pronouncements about the case, the Orange County DA’s office has sometimes given the impression that they are on the side of the police, even though the police are the criminal suspects. This is unusual. Usually the DA is on the side of the people, and against the alleged criminals. Usual prosecutorial practice is to charge as many people as possible, with the most serious charges possible, in order to create the most leverage for the DA to get people to plead guilty and settle the case without a trial. For example, in a case with multiple defendants, the DA might make a deal for one or more defendants to agree to testify against the other defendant(s) in exchange for reduced charges, or even outright immunity. And in every case the DA charges the most serious charges warranted by the facts, so that he can get the defendant to plead guilty to a less serious charge, in exchange for getting rid of the more serious charge. But in this case, the Kelly Thomas case, the DA has set a pattern of preemptive surrender, conceding points to the (possible) criminal defense even before any charges are filed, indeed, even before the investigation is complete.
For example, the Orange County DA said, HERE, that he had seen the unreleased surveillance tape, and had seen no evidence of intent to kill. Legally speaking, this is an inane non sequitur, equivalent to saying that he had seen the tape, and seen no evidence that anyone was left-handed, or 5 foot six—it simply has no legal significance to the case whatsoever. If the police are charged–and we have to wait to see what the investigation reveals about any criminal culpability–they might be charged with felony murder, under which a death is murder, even if unintentional, if it somehow is caused by the commission of any of several dangerous felonies. For example, kidnappers might accidentally leave their hostage locked up too long in an airtight room, where he suffocates. That would be felony murder, even if the kidnappers were racing home out of concern for their hostage’s air supply, and were delayed too long by a flat tire. The bottom line is simple, and for the defendant, brutal: In felony murder, intent is irrelevant. So why is the DA talking about some legally meaningless point? A cynic might say that it looks like an attempt to mislead the public, telling them that there is no evidence of intent to kill, so that the public won’t question a decision not to prosecute the police for murder. But the police can absolutely be prosecuted for murder even if Kelly Thomas’ death was unintentional, as long as they can be prosecuted for an underlying dangerous felony, such as mayhem or torture. I for one am betting that the DA knows this, since his office prosecutes felony murder cases all the time. In fact, there is a case of the Orange County DA’s office prosecuting an unintentional felony murder in this past Friday’s Los Angeles Times.
If the DA were to decide on torture felony murder as the appropriate charge, he has at least one capable prosecutor to handle the case, the one that got a torture conviction for the Orange County DA’s office against an Austin Powers bit player (LA Times).
Certainly the conduct in the above torture case was horrific, but not, I think, more horrific than tasing a man over and over while he cried out for his Dad to save him.
Another non sequitur or red herring found in the story above is the phrase “excessive force,” as in “We will prosecute if the police used excessive force.” But the phrase “excessive force” is not found in the California Penal Code. It is a phrase used in civil lawsuits, civil rights lawsuits alleging police brutality, to get money out of the taxpayers to compensate the victims and survivors of police brutality for their suffering. In a criminal context, the only way that I can think of to use the phrase would be in an attempt to talk a murder charge down to an involuntary manslaughter charge. To illustrate: one definition of involuntary manslaughter is when a death unintentionally results from doing a lawful act in an unlawful manner. In this case, the defense lawyers could attempt to beat a murder charge by arguing that the defendants were, at most, guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The argument would go like this: The police were doing a lawful act, making a lawful arrest, but may have done so in an unlawful manner, by using excessive force, unintentionally killing the defendant. If the jury goes for it, the defense would have reduced a murder charge down to a much less serious involuntary manslaughter charge. But that is an argument for the defense to make, not the DA. Simply put, the use of the phrase “excessive force” might be seen as an attempt to hide the truth rather than illuminate it, in that it is a subtle way to introduce the idea that an involuntary manslaughter charge is somehow appropriate to a case that is still under investigation, and which looks, at least at this juncture, to possibly warrant a charge of felony murder. Presumably the DA knows that the phrase “excessive force” isn’t in the Penal Code. So why is he using it?
Moreover, an involuntary manslaughter charge in this case would rest on what may turn out to be a very flimsy premise, namely, that the police were doing something lawful (“making an arrest”) in the first place. Normally, the prosecutor would scoff at such a self-serving statement as a misstatement of the facts, and say that beating an unconscious man to death is not “making a lawful arrest.” Normally the argument that a murder was actually only an involuntary manslaughter would be the defense lawyer’s argument to make, since it is customary practice in criminal trials for the defense lawyer to defend the accused, not the prosecutor.
Second: the DA’s office put out a statement, found HERE, saying that if the police are prosecuted, they will be prosecuted for second degree murder. What happened to the idea that we had to wait until the investigation was complete before jumping to conclusions regarding the culpability of the cops? Why second degree murder? Shouldn’t the DA prosecute a first-degree murder case, if that is where the investigation leads? There are felony murder cases that can be brought for both first degree murder and second degree murder. There is even at least one first degree felony murder charge, which might be applicable to this case, with mayhem as the predicate felony, under which the DA can seek the death penalty, and probably already has, in cases in which the suspects were ordinary criminals, instead of alleged police criminals. The DA’s office, in this statement, for some reason, indicated a desire to give the six suspects a huge break, possibly even sparing them from the death penalty, before the case is even investigated, even charged, or even plea bargained. That is not how things normally work.
To be fair, the DA himself also said, HERE, that everything was on the table, including, presumably, first degree murder prosecution. Still, it does make one wonder what kind of internal discussions they are having in the DA’s office.
The third concerning statement, to come out of the DA’s office regarding the Kelly Thomas case is found HERE, and was in reference to the various threats that have been made against the police, which threats were used as justification for not releasing the names of the six police officers to the public. One of the “threats” enumerated by the DA’s office was the following statement: “Kelly Thomas was murdered by numerous officers and they should get the death penalty.” Strange, isn’t it, that the DA walks into court every single day and says “This murderer should get the death penalty,” and yet, for some reason sees that exact same statement as a “threat” in this case. It might be a threat if the statement had been “the police are murderers and WILL get the death penalty;” but the use of the conditional words “they should” by whoever made the statement indicates a belief in a qualifying condition precedent to the imposition of the death penalty, i.e., that the murdering police should get the death penalty IF they are found guilty of capital murder. If I say “State law provides that those who are found guilty of capital murder can get the death penalty,” while that certainly sounds threatening to those who have reason to fear state law, it is, nonetheless, a statement of fact. If a criminal defendant were to say to the judge, in court “Your Honor, the DA is threatening me. He is calling me a murderer and he is trying to get me the death penalty,” the judge would nod and explain that yes, the DA is doing his job. In sum, the law is a “threat” only to criminals.
The police department spokesman complained that the “threats” were anonymous, and thus difficult to track. But I am not anonymous, and I believe that the witness accounts of the beating death of Kelly Thomas that have appeared in the media, i.e., that six police beat a man into unconsciousness and continued beating him even after he stopped moving and lost consciousness, are, if found credible after the current investigation, strong evidence to support a charge of felony murder against all six officers involved. I also believe that if the investigation reveals that Kelly Thomas would have needed plastic surgery to repair his face had he lived, or that he had broken bones, or permanently and severely damaged organs, such as his eyes or ears, that a charge of felony murder with the crime of mayhem as the predicate felony would be legally warranted. I further believe that if the police were subject to a felony murder prosecution with mayhem as the predicate felony, then the prosecutor should seek the death penalty. Finally, I also believe that if the police were to receive death sentences after trial, then they ought to be executed, just like other killers.
In sum, the DA must soon decide whether to charge the Fullerton six, and if so, with what. I for one wish him well. In the first story linked above, the DA called the killing of Kelly Thomas “a tragedy.” It wasn’t. A fatal accident is a tragedy. A young man dying of cancer is a tragedy. A young man getting shot or stabbed or beaten to death is a crime.

                                                              The DA's Press Release



Now while it's not perfect, not all of the 6 are being prosecuted it's better than it was, 2 are, and the DA says they are the two most culpable. Most don't agree that the others did nothing wrong. They should have had a moral obligation to stop the murder. True as the DA said later there was a lot going on there, but any idiot could see there was something wrong when Cincinelli was beating Mr. Thomas eight times with the tazer, drop kneeing him in the face, tazing him up to six times, and Mr. Thomas was laying there unmoving. Most don't agree that the others did nothing wrong piling their weight, estimated to be 1200-1500 pounds fully armed, on top of Mr Thomas, creating his inability to breathe, ultimately causing his death. I'm hoping they all remember for the rest of their lives that they helped murder an innocent man, but have a horrible feeling that they don't think they did anything wrong. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Death Visits Not Only Fullerton, Calif. - But The USA, And THe World, In The Guise OF Police Officers

On August 13, I talked about the beatindown murder of Kelly Thomas by 6 cops in Fullerton, Calif. It was a horrible example of the excess and abusive violence that resulted in the gang bang beatdown of an unarmed, undernourished, 135 lb homeless man by 6 overfed, overarmed, Fullerton cops.
Since, I've spent hours watching Youtube    Link to youtube    and unfortunately what happened in Fullerton isn't unusual at all.  Clink on the link and search police brutality to see for yourself.  I'll add some videos at the end if I can.
Watching all these videos has led me to believe that the biggest problems are that the cops take themselves too seriously, they have extreme impulse control and anger issues, no sense of respect for ordinary people, and no sense of humor. One of the videos I watched shows a mother being tazed with her kids in the car, because she got out of her van. Another because the man wouldn't sign the ticket for speeding because he didn't believe he was speeding and it gets worse from there. In one a cop pepper sprays himself and then punches a girl several times in revenge.
In my opinion police need to be disarmed, I know that's never going to happen, but pepper spray, tazers, batons of all kinds, mace, even guns need to be eliminated or at least restricted. If that's not going to be done then instead every officer from the chief or sheriff on down, nationwide, including all State and Federal agencies, needs to be completely retrained. There needs to be serious psych evaluations before and during the hiring process. Every cop needs to be required to see a psychiatrist for counseling at least once a week, and undergo anger therapy once a week. The should be drug tested for everything including steroids.
This problem extends from the most ignorant deputy or cop in the smallest village all the way to those in the FBI, Secret Service, or CIA/NSA, etc. every cop in every form. In all these and other organizations, and others, are cops that abuse and brutalize suspects and people in general. They beat people with fists, feet, batons, in Kelly Thomas' case the butt of a tazer, before one cop drop kneed him in the face or throat like a deranged wrestler. They taze and pepper spray anyone, many times for punishment. They shoot people innocent and guilty alike, they even kill dogs for no other reason than they can.
As if all of that isn't bad enough, they, not all cops, but a lot, enough, commit crimes against people and lie about it. They commit false arrest, they commit perjury, they've I'm sure sent thousands of people to prison unjustly. They commit the same crimes themselves that they arrest others for.
But, when caught, even with proof, many if not most times they go free. Other cops, ignore, or make excuses, or pretend it never happened, or say whatever it was was justified, or that the victim is really the guilty one, or a million other excuses. Bad enough they go free, many times they keep their jobs and go right on as the criminals they are. 
There are few ways to fix this problem, the police don't want it fixed. When one of them screws up and gets caught red handed, so to speak, they form the thin blue line, the blue wall of silence, call it justified and wait it out. If worse comes to worse, the DA and the cops superiors slap the wrist maybe and whitewash. Generally the cop never even stops work, even for a murder. If it's really bad, the cop may go to trial and a jury of idiots who really may believe every cop is a hero who's truely out to save humanity, lets the criminal cop off. Worse than that at worst ends up with the cop in protected custody in a minimum security prison. Instead of general population in a high security prison where they belong. While they're in prison the guards I'm sure treat them like visiting princes, instead of the embarrasement to law enforsement that they really are. The DA's are afraid to prosecute because they know that other cops, even the good ones, will stop helping them make their cases. What I think would go a long way to getting this under control, is a citizens review board with real teeth, the power to supoena, the power to suspend with out pay, the power to arrest, the power to investgate, the power to send the cop to analysis, etc. but even then it'll be hard to rid ourselves of dirty cops, there's another every day.


                                  The Kelly Thomas murder as taken by a bystander on his cellphone









Friday, September 16, 2011

Visible Only From Above, Mystifying 'Nazca Lines' Discovered in Mideast By Owen Jarus | LiveScience.com

With all my reading over the years, here's something I never heard of. Like the Nazca lines, they are only visible from the air. Also, like the Nazca lines they may have been constructed by an advanced civilization that existed in prehistoric times, 10,000 or more years ago before the end of the last ice age. In the article you'll note that "experts" say they're only 2000 years old or so. Of course most experts don't believe that any advanced prehistoric or antidiluvian civilizations ever existed, or if they do they do a great job of hiding such a belief. What this tells me is that such a civilization was perhaps world wide. We still don't have a clue why these exist or what they were for. Of course these some of which may have had a practical use, and some apparently didn't are shaped like wheels instead of lines and drawings such as at Nazca, what this difference means is unknown to me at least. Maybe different purposes, maybe different people that were part of the same civilization, in much the same way that the USA, France, Spain, Japan and China are all different people, but all part of the same civilization. I'll let the article take it from here, if you get something else leave a comment and let us all know.

Lee Murray




They stretch from Syria to Saudi Arabia, can be seen from the air but not the ground, and are virtually unknown to the public. They are the Middle East's own version of the Nazca Lines — ancient "geolyphs," or drawings, that span deserts in southern Peru — and now, thanks to new satellite-mapping technologies, and an aerial photography program in Jordan, researchers are discovering more of them than ever before. They number well into the thousands.


The giant stone structures form wheel shapes with spokes
 often radiating inside. Here a cluster of wheels in the Azraq Oasis.
CREDIT: David D. Boyer


 
Referred to by archaeologists as "wheels," these stone structures have a wide variety of designs, with a common one being a circle with spokes radiating inside. Researchers believe that they date back to antiquity, at least 2,000 years ago. They are often found on lava fields and range from 82 feet to 230 feet (25 meters to 70 meters) across. [See gallery of wheel structures]
"In Jordan alone we've got stone-built structures that are far more numerous than (the) Nazca Lines, far more extensive in the area that they cover, and far older," said David Kennedy, a professor of classics and ancient history at the University of Western Australia.
Kennedy's new research, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, reveals that these wheels form part of a variety of stone landscapes. These include kites (stone structures used for funnelling and killing animals); pendants (lines of stone cairns that run from burials); and walls, mysterious structures that meander across the landscape for up to several hundred feet and have no apparent practical use.
His team's studies are part of a long-term aerial reconnaissance project that is looking at archaeological sites across Jordan. As of now, Kennedy and his colleagues are puzzled as to what the structures may have been used for or what meaning they held.

Fascinating structures

Kennedy's main area of expertise is in Roman archaeology, but he became fascinated by these structures when, as a student, he read accounts of Royal Air Force pilots flying over them in the 1920s on airmail routes across Jordan. "You can't not be fascinated by these things," Kennedy said.
Indeed, in 1927 RAF Flight Lt. Percy Maitland published an account of the ruins in the journal Antiquity. He reported encountering them over "lava country" and said that they, along with the other stone structures, are known to the Bedouin as the "works of the old men."
Kennedy and his team have been studying the structures using aerial photography and Google Earth, as the wheels are hard to pick up from the ground, Kennedy said.
"Sometimes when you're actually there on the site you can make out something of a pattern but not very easily," he said. "Whereas if you go up just a hundred feet or so it, for me, comes sharply into focus what the shape is."
The designs must have been clearer when they were originally built. "People have probably walked over them, walked past them, for centuries, millennia, without having any clear idea what the shape was."

What were they used for?

So far, none of the wheels appears to have been excavated, something that makes dating them, and finding out their purpose, more difficult. Archaeologists studying them in the pre-Google Earth era speculated that they could be the remains of houses or cemeteries. Kennedy said that neither of these explanations seems to work out well.
"There seems to be some overarching cultural continuum in this area in which people felt there was a need to build structures that were circular."
Some of the wheels are found in isolation while others are clustered together. At one location, near the Azraq Oasis, hundreds of them can be found clustered into a dozen groups. "Some of these collections around Azraq are really quite remarkable," Kennedy said.
In Saudi Arabia, Kennedy's team has found wheel styles that are quite different: Some are rectangular and are not wheels at all; others are circular but contain two spokes forming a bar often aligned in the same direction that the sun rises and sets in the Middle East.
The ones in Jordan and Syria, on the other hand, have numerous spokes and do not seem to be aligned with any astronomical phenomena. "On looking at large numbers of these, over a number of years, I wasn't struck by any pattern in the way in which the spokes were laid out," Kennedy said.
Cairns are often found associated with the wheels. Sometimes they circle the perimeter of the wheel, other times they are in among the spokes. In Saudi Arabia some of the cairns look, from the air, like they are associated with ancient burials.
Dating the wheels is difficult, since they appear to be prehistoric, but could date to as recently as 2,000 years ago. The researchers have noted that the wheels are often found on top of kites, which date as far back as 9,000 years, but never vice versa. "That suggests that wheels are more recent than the kites," Kennedy said.


Amelia Sparavigna, a physics professor at Politecnico di Torino in Italy, told Live Science in an email that she agrees these structures can be referred to as geoglyphs in the same way as the Nazca Lines are. "If we define a 'geoglyph' as a wide sign on the ground of artificial origin, the stone circles are geoglyphs," Sparavignawrote in her email.
The function of the wheels may also have been similar to the enigmatic drawings in the Nazca desert.
"If we consider, more generally, the stone circles as worship places of ancestors, or places for rituals connected with astronomical events or with seasons, they could have the same function of [the] geoglyphs of South America, the Nazca Lines for instance. The design is different, but the function could be the same," she wrote in her email.

Kennedy said that for now the meaning of the wheels remains a mystery. "The question is what was the purpose?"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Alien Space Ship On The Moon - Yes or No

First this link takes you to genuine NASA photos that can be downloaded from the Universities Space Research Association for example. Image AS15-P-9625 shows the Delporte region, which really includes a quite strange object:   Link to: Image AS15-P-9625   

Here is an excerpt from an article from View Zone that says yes: 

by Viewzone.com


Here's a story that has been going around the web since about 2007. It's pretty amazing and I'm kind of surprised that it hasn't received more attention. I think many editors thought it was too far fetched to be true.
To be honest, we thought it was a hoax until one of the staff here at viewzone decided to procure the film strips from the NASA site, noticed that there were two images of the object available (taken from different angles) and made a 3D composite image. The results are at the bottom of this page. While we are not confident about the accompanying video and images of the "alien entity" (the female body), we are surprised that the 3D images do show an actual object on the Moon's surface.
If you have the old red-blue 3D glasses you can see the spaceship pretty clearly. There's not much doubt that it's a spaceship -- either that or a submarine -- but we'll leave that up to our readers to decide.

Link to Article by View Zone

Recovered body of female EBE

Rutledge claims that they (with Soviet Cosmonaut, Lexei Leonov) landed a Lunar Module (Russian made) near the alien ship and actually entered it. Certain atrifacts were discovered and recovered, including two bodies alleged to be the "pilots" -- one was in excellent condition and appeared to be female. A second body was too deteriorated to recover and just the head was retrieved. The female has been dubed, "Mona Lisa."
"We went inside the big spaceship, also into a triangular one. The major parts of the exploration was; it was a mother ship, very old, who crossed the universe at least milliard of years ago (1.5 estimated). There were many signs of biology inside, old remains of a vegetation in a "motor" section, special triangular rocks who emitted "tears" of a yellow liquid which has some special medical properties, and of course signs of extra solar creatures. We found remains of little bodies (10cm) living in a network of glass tubes all along the ship, but the major discovery was two bodies, one intact.
The "City" was named on Earth and scheduled as station one, but it appeared to be a real space garbage, full of scrap, gold parts, only one construction seemed intact (we named it the Cathedral). We made shots of pieces of metal, of every part wearing calligraphy, exposed to the sun. The "City" seem to be as old as the ship, but it is a very tiny part. On the rover video, the telephotolens make the artifacts greater...

Click on the link above to explore the whole article it's interesting and there are a couple videos, this is a very controversial subject and there are believers and disbelievers. Below I'm including an article from a disbeliever to round out the information here. I have to say that based on what I've learned I think it's probably there, there are too many legends and stories from time gone by, that we've been visited by what we foolishly call aliens. But if you read we may be the offspring of them, or may not. Again, if you read, it's believed by many that there have been a number of ages of humanity. Humanity has grown to a point where it failed each time, before it destroyed itself, or was destroyed. But one thing was always true, these civilizations grew to be far greater than we are. The posibility that the space ship and city, if that's what's there are, are products of one of these ages and civilizations, not built by aliens but by us, a variation of us. 

Link to The Apollo 20 Spaceship Hoax

The Apollo 20 Alien Spaceship Hoax by Jos Kirps an excerpt:

Apollo was NASA's moon exploration program. In 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon with Apollo 11, the last Apollo mission was Apollo 17 in 1972. Apollo 18, 19 and 20 were planned missions, but due to budget constraints they were finally canceled.

Apollo 20 had already been cancelled in on January 4, 1970 as its Saturn V rocket was now needed for the Skylab space station and budget restrictions had limited the Saturn V production to the original 15 flight models.
Nevertheless, you can find a large amount of false info about Apollo 20 on the web - years ago William Rutledge, a man living in Rwanda who claimed to have been a former Bell Laboratories scientist and employed by USAF, said there was a top secret soviet-american Apollo 20 mission that found an alien spaceship on the moon.
According to the conspiracy theory Apollo 20 arrived on the moon on August 16, 1976, about four years after the last official Apollo mission. The destination was Delporte, a lunar impact crater on the Moon's far (dark) side. Crew members were William Rutledge (US), Leona Snyder (US) and Alexei Leonov (USSR), and their mission was to explore an alien spaceship apparently detected by the Apollo 15 crew (David Scott, Alfred Worden and James Irwin) in 1971.

As you can see if you click on the link above and read the whole post  Mr Kirps is a disbeliever. But he has an honest opnion and states it very well.  Read both articles, google more information and decide for yourself. Leave a comment, I'd like to know what you think.
Lee Murray