Sure, Why Not: Illusionist Says He Will Stop Brexit ‘Telepathically’

Sure, Why Not: Illusionist Says He Will Stop Brexit ‘Telepathically’

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As the thin, viscous film that keeps us contained in this dimension begins to burn and tear around us, my fatigued mind finds tremendous peace in reading the Guardian headline “Uri Geller promises to stop Brexit using telepathy.” As I read it, the words began to swirl gently around my smooth brain, engulfing it in a warm hug. Sure, I think, why not?

Geller, 72, is a prominent Israeli-British illusionist and TV personality, known mostly for his work bending spoons, supposedly with his mind. If you would like to learn to bend spoons with your mind, here is a video in which Geller provides instructions:

Why would you need to bend spoons with your mind? I don’t know. It could be a cool party trick, something to whip out during a lull in a conversation. You should probably bring your own set of bending spoons though, as bending a host’s seems really rude.

Okay, back to Brexit. In an open letter to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, posted to Facebook, Geller wrote that he feels “psychically and very strongly that most British people do not want Brexit.”

Geller says he and May have known each other for over 21 years, and reminds her that he predicted her ascent to the position of prime minister three years ago, “when I showed you Winston Churchill’s spoon on my Cadillac, which I asked you to touch.” He also notes that the CIA once said he “demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner,” (incredibly, this is true) and claims, “On one occasion, Senator Clayborne Pell, then the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, directed me to bombard the mind of Yuli Vorontsov, the Soviet Union’s chief nuclear negotiator, to influence him telepathically to sign the Nuclear Arms Reduction treaty, which I did successfully.”

After laying out examples of his expertise, Geller tells May, “I love you very much but I will not allow you to lead Britain into Brexit. As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this — and believe me I am capable of executing it.”

As it stands, European Union leaders have agreed to allow Britain’s exit from the E.U., which was originally scheduled to take place on March 29, to be postponed by two weeks. Next week, British MPs are scheduled to vote on May’s proposed withdrawal deal, though, according to the BBC, the vote may not take place because there is not enough support for the plan. And, presumably, because of whatever energy Geller is putting out into the universe.

Until then, let your brain enjoy the warm chaos bath that is the words, “Uri Geller promises to stop Brexit using telepathy.” Ahhhh.

2 Australian Crypto Exchanges Shut down After Executive Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

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Sam “Kazz” Karagiozis, founder of Australian ATM company Auscoin, has been arrested on drug trafficking charges. Photo source: Twitter, @Sam_Karagiozis

Late last week, Australian Federal Police arrested a man from Bulleen, a suburb of Melbourne, in their second phase of the investigation into a well-organized crime syndicate.

Following this, AUSTRAC, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, suspended two digital cryptocurrency exchanges associated with the arrested suspect.

The arrest on March 8 came amid a major investigation, one that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been running since October 2017.

In the initial announcement of the arrest, AFP did not disclose the suspect’s name. But later he was identified by news outlets as 27-year-old Sam “Kazz” Karagiozis, the founder of crypto exchange Auscoin.

Karagiozis is also reportedly associated with MK Buy & Sell (also known as SK BTC), which has now been shut down by Australian law enforcement together with Auscoin.

Auscoin’s Founder Allegedly a Key Member of Crime Syndicate

Karagiozis is already a familiar name in the Australian cryptocurrency scene. Not only he was a part of an ambiguous operation involving cryptocurrency ATMs, but he is also known for flashing the MR BTC Bentley he has in possession.

When the AFP arrested Karagiozis in his home on March 8, they found roughly 30 kilograms of drugs including ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine and cocaine.

Subsequently to his arrest came the charges of possessing, importing and trafficking the drugs.

In the joint law enforcement press release, it was reported that in court, the Australian Police will allege that he had a key role in the criminal syndicate.

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When the AFP arrested Karagiozis in his home on March 8, they found roughly 30 kilograms of drugs including ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine and cocaine.

They believed he directed the operations within the organization and used Bitcoin accounts, dark web sites, as well as legitimate businesses to do the sourcing, the distribution and the payment of the illegal narcotics.

The County Court of Victoria obtained the orders to confine his $2 million valued property.

In his ownership, Karagiozis had multiple bank accounts, motor vehicles, cryptocurrencies, real estate properties, cash and a motorbike.

Auscoin’s History & Allegations of Fraud

Auscoin has been subject to fraud allegations levied by customers in the past for delaying installation of the ATMs planned for 1,200 backers across Australia.

Its ICO in 2018 drew attention to the company after it raised only $2 million of the projected $30 million it planned to generate.

Despite all this, Auscoin reported it had generated a weekly turnaround of $500,000 AUD in 2018, while also revealing it had installed 31 ATMs in Australia.

An informational website, Auscon.io, has been set up by a critic of the company and its executives, including Karagiozis.

The homepage says the website will soon reveal evidence of the executives’ “con” activities, which allegedly include market manipulation, brand theft, piracy, narcotics trafficking and other crimes.

The Shutdown of the Crypto Exchanges

Due to his arrest, the Australian police suspended the registrations of Karagiozis’ two cryptocurrency exchange businesses.

Auscoin ATM and SK BTC were shut down because Karagiozis is a key member in both digital currency exchanges, the authorities say.

On March 7, right before the arrest, Karagiozis posted an announcement on his Facebook page which served as a goodbye message to a core team member, CVO Michael Sloggett.

Screenshot from Sam Karagizois facebook page.
Source of Facebook screenshot: Directly from Sam Karagiozis’ Facebook page

Shortly after, Sloggett himself confirmed his resignation. None of the posts mentioned the arrest of Karagiozis.

Later that day, Sloggett broke the silence on Auscoin’s Telegram account and confirmed Karagiozis’ arrest.

Michael Slogett confirmed Karagiozis' arrest.
Source of Telegram screenshot: CoinSpice

He went on to say he was shocked by the situation and that he is not sure what to believe.

The Charges

Karagiozis was charged with 14 counts, none of them in direct relation to Auscoin.

The 27-year-old is facing four charges of trafficking drugs, 25 years, two charges of importing drugs, that carry life imprisonment, and four additional minor offenses related to drugs that carry a maximum of 10 years in jail.

Currently, Karagiozis is facing a possible overall sentence of two terms of life in prison if found guilty.

According to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, his case hearing is scheduled for June 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Pakistan sends subtle messages to India, US with military parade

 

Pakistan sends subtle messages to India, US with military parade

ISLAMABAD — The annual Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, held on a rainy March 23, showcased the country’s military arsenal in a big way to allies, while sending clear but distinct messages to India and the United States.

The three most celebrated foreign guests were Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad; Azeri Defense Minister Col. General Zakir Hasanov; and the commander of the National Guard of Bahrain, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives to attend the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2019. (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives to attend the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2019. (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

Azerbaijan and Malaysia are being courted as customers for the Sino-Pakistani JF-17, whereas Bahrain has recently become the first export customer for armored fighting vehicles designed by Pakistan’s Cavalier Group.

Other countries that participated in the parade included China, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Turkey. China and Turkey also sent aircraft to perform at the parade.

Coming soon after tensions flared with India, the presence of foreign participants demonstrated Pakistan was not alone, but also reflected aspirations for increased cooperation with regional allies.

According to Kamal Alam, a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), “Pakistan is eyeing regional defense alignments, which include procurement, joint production and military sales. It is seeking to further entrench Turkish and Chinese military cooperation beyond just JF-17 and attack helicopters.”

PAC JF-17 'Thunder' aircrafts fly during the rehearsal of the Pakistan National Day army parade in Islamabad on March 15, 2019. (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

PAC JF-17 ‘Thunder’ aircrafts fly during the rehearsal of the Pakistan National Day army parade in Islamabad on March 15, 2019. (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

By comparison, Malaysia, Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia are all historic allies that Pakistan wants to expand as military system buyers, touting Pakistan manufacturers as cheaper alternatives to Western equipment.

“The regional geopolitics and defense economics sits with [Pakistani Prime Minister] Imran Khan and the Army’s regional economic diplomacy,” Alam added.

Notably absent this year were any Indian observers, though Pakistan’s president used the parade to send a message: Pakistan’s continuing desire for peace should not be misconstrued as weakness.

Analyst, author and former Australian defense attaché to Islamabad, Brian Cloughley said India’s Prime Minister “could not have permitted attendance at the occasion by guests from India” as it would have been electorally damaging. Substantial moves towards rapprochement are also improbable unless the Indian government won a substantial majority, “which is unlikely.”

Cloughley noted however, the “not-so-subtle message” for the U.S., and perhaps also for Moscow, was the participation of the Mi-35P Hind helicopter gunships, recently delivered by Russia, which he said was “part of the drift away from the U.S. as an arms supplier.”

Second Parkland Shooting Survivor Dies of Apparent Suicide

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Second Parkland Shooting Survivor Dies of Apparent Suicide

The investigation into his death continues, a spokesman for the Coral Springs Police Department said.

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A second student who survived the Parkland school shooting died in apparent suicide Saturday night, the Coral Springs Police Department confirmed, less than a week after a 19-year-old woman who survived the shooting that left 17 people dead killed herself.

The latest student, who has only been officially described as currently attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, died Saturday and the death was being investigated as a suicide, Coral Springs police told The Daily Beast.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, whose district includes Parkland, told The Daily Beast that the victim is a 17-year-old boy who was a sophomore at the high school.

It will be up to the Broward County medical examiner’s office to determine an exact cause of death. The Miami Herald first reported the student’s death.

“The investigation is still going,” police spokesman Officer Tyler Reik told The Daily Beast, adding that police department detectives “are working with the family.”

Udine said that he will be at a 2 p.m. meeting to discuss “more proactive actions” toward mental health issues in the wake of these suicides.

The suicide comes less than a week after Sydney Aiello, who recently graduated from Marjory Stoneman, killed herself. Aiello reportedly had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

The suicides of two Parkland survivors come amid intensifying turmoil at the school. Principal Ty Thompson is reportedly under investigation as the school district probes circumstances surrounding the massacre.

While Thompson will stay at the school to help recovery efforts, the inquiry is poised to anger students, many of whom consider him to have been key to their healing, according to CBS Miami.

Kyra Parrow, who survived the Marjory Stoneman massacre, slammed school staffers’  handling of students’ grief in a series of Tweets.

“Throw back to when my teacher told me to put my grief in a box to finish my paper,” Parrow said, continuing that after she experienced “the deadliest high school mass shooting in American history & forced to attend to the same campus two weeks later. I remember at one point I couldn’t bare to write my paper. I went to my teacher – she proceeds to tell me to put my grief in a box to complete it.”

Kyra Parrow

@longlivekcx

Throw back to when my teacher told me to put my grief in a box to finish my paper.

Lex Michael

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When it comes down to it our trauma was quickly swept aside because they wanted everything to return to normal, we literally went back a week after it happened

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Parkland survivor and March for Our Lives leader David Hogg tweeted about the suicides, criticizing school and government officials for not doing enough.

“How many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government / school district to do anything?” Hogg tweeted Sunday morning.

David Hogg

@davidhogg111

How many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government / school district to do anything?

Rip 17+2 🧡😭

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Matt Deitsch, a March for Our Lives organizer, wrote “De-stigmatize mental health so that we can work at preventing trauma instead of comparing trauma.”

Aiello was found dead a week ago and her death was reported Friday.

Sydney’s mother told CBS Miami last week that her daughter had been enrolled in college, but was struggling to attend classes because due to fear of entering a classroom.

Sydney was close friends with Meadow Pollack, who was one of the 17 people killed at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, after accused shooter Nikolas Cruz opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle. Cruz, 19, is currently being detained in Broward County jail.

Matt Deitsch

@MattxRed

De-stigmatize mental health so that we can work at preventing trauma instead of comparing trauma.

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Pollack’s father, Andrew, urged students to seek help.

“Two MSD survivors took their own lives this week. This isn’t political, these are OUR KIDS! Our most precious commodities. Students, please seek help. I don’t want any parent to feel how I feel. You’re loved. Suicide Prevention Hotline:800-273-8255” he wrote on Twitter Sunday.

Andrew Pollack

@AndrewPollackFL

Two MSD survivors took their own lives this week.

This isn’t political, these are OUR KIDS! Our most precious commodities.

Students, please seek help. I don’t want any parent to feel how I feel. You’re loved.

Suicide Prevention Hotline:800-273-8255 https://apple.news/ATMlWBoBvSRWuXdPPeqrc8Q 

BREAKING: Second Parkland shooting survivor commits suicide

A male sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School died in ‘an apparent suicide’ on Saturday night, according to police. The student’s name has not been released.

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Study Shows That Bees Love Hemp, Which Is Wonderful News For The Environment And The World


By Vic Bishop

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Just under the radar of public concern is the fact that bees and pollinator insects are dying off in catastrophic numbers; and if we are unable to reverse this trend, we face a very different kind of future.  Bees in particular appear to be acutely affected by neonicotinoid pesticides along with other fungicides and herbicides. They are losing their habitats.

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At the same time, another crisis is converging. Fossil fuels. We need a new, natural, sustainable material to use for construction, packaging, fuel, clothing, and so much more. Fossil fuel extraction is a disaster that could be corrected with a massive global investment in hemp. This may well come to pass, as Congress recently legalized hemp farming in the U.S. for the first time since the last legal hemp fields were planted in 1957 in Wisconsin.

An interesting new scientific study connects theses two burgeoning crises, showing the bees absolutely love hemp plants. Hemp crops apparently attract an array of different bee species, offering them a plentiful source of pollen for foraging.

For the study, published this month in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy, researchers at Colorado State University set up 10 traps at industrial hemp fields in northern Colorado and collected bees over the course of five days during peak flowering season.

There are few other crops that pollinate in the region during the same timeframe, so the team wanted to know whether the non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana represented “a potentially valuable source of pollen for foraging bees,” which play a critical role in maintaining “sustainable productivity in natural and agricultural ecosystems.”

When the researchers looked at their collection, they found almost 2,000 bees from 23 different bee genera. Most of those (38 percent) were classic honeybees, but there were also specialized genera such as Melissodes bimaculata and Peponapis pruinosa that turned up in surprisingly “high proportions.” [Source]

The scientists involved in this study did have one word of concern, noting that as hemp production expands, so will the temptation and practice of using, and overusing, chemical pesticides, which would turn this opportunity into another disaster.

The Dreaded Silk Road Pirate Ross Ulbricht Is On Twitter Despite Being In Maximum Security State Prison

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Ross William Ulbricht is a 34-year old American who was convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering, hacking-related charges and conspiracy to order the murders of six people back in 2015.

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The FBI swooped down on Ublricht back in October 1 2013, when according to authorities Ulbricht was caught red-handed acting as administrator to the Silk Road in a San Francisco library, where a female uncover agent snatched his laptop, the FBI searched him, and made the arrest.

The Silk Road was a website that could only be accessed through Tor browsers on the Dark Web. It was a black market Ebay that was used by those seeking the sale or purchase of everything from stolen data to drugs, weapons, and hacking tools.

“The dark web was actually created by the U.S. government to allow spies to exchange information completely anonymously,” according to The Sun.

“The dark web was actually created by the U.S. government to allow spies to exchange information completely anonymously,” according to The Sun.

What is the Silk Road? According ABC.com:

  • Website launched in February 2011, became known as ‘eBay for drugs’
  • Complex masking and encryption software made it difficult to track users
  • Users traded in Bitcoin – an online currency that hides purchasers’ identities
  • Vendors would use regular mail to post drugs to buyers
  • Drugs like heroin, cocaine and synthetic substances reportedly for sale
  • Founder Ross William Ulbricht reportedly operated site from San Francisco
  • Ulbricht arrested and site shut down in October 2013
  • Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison in May 2015

The US government estimates that between these dates, underground trades conducted through Silk Road generated roughly $183 million in Bitcoin, of which the owner received a commission on sales.

Ulbricht was given two life sentences plus 40 years for operating the Silk Road, which he supposedly created in 2011 and ran until his arrest in 2013.

The court declared him legally a “drug kingpin” because the Federal prosecutors charged Ulbricht under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute, known as the “kingpin statute.”

This charge is meant for the leaders of the world’s biggest drug gangs.

According to prosecutors, Ulbricht took extreme steps to protect the Silk Road by soliciting the murder of several people who posed a threat to it, which included Curtis Green, an elderly Mormon from Utah who was instrumental in helping Ulbricht run the business.

In January 2013, Green signed for a package that contained a kilo of cocaine which was sent by the DEA. When Green took the package into his kitchen, he was promptly arrested by a team of about a dozen agents.

Green was captured by an online undercover agent Special Agent Carl Mark Force IV of the DEA, who set up the package delivery.

In January 2013, Green signed for a package that contained a kilo of cocaine which was sent by the DEA. When Green took the package into his kitchen, he was promptly arrested by a team of about a dozen agents.

Green was captured by an online undercover agent Special Agent Carl Mark Force IV of the DEA, who set up the package delivery.

Force had been posing undercover as a drug trafficker named “Nob” on the Silk Road; he quickly rose high in the ranks of their operation.

Ulbricht was convicted for listed crimes in 2015, but in the case of the murder-for-hire charge, there is evidence that the murders were carried out in June after Ulbricht could have ordered them, and the charges dropped, but the Supreme Court refused to consider Ulbricht’s appeal to overturn his life sentence.

It turns out Force was corrupt, and sentenced September 2015 (almost the same time as Ulbricht) for six years for lining his pockets with bitcoins and for extorting Ulbricht.

Another corrupt agent was former Secret Service special agent Shaun Bridges; in September 2015 he pleaded guilty to stealing Silk Road bitcoins.

Charges were filed against Force and Bridges on March 30, 2015.

Ulbricht was known by his pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts” on the Silk Road, an alias borrowed from a character in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride.

Dread Pirate Roberts was the most dreaded pirate on the high seas of the Dark Web, and the Silk Road was the devil’s playground, and ever drug vendor feared that they could be killed for crossing DPR.

When federal agents arrested Ross William Ulbricht, they announced they’d captured the mastermind behind Silk Road, the Dark Web marketplace that trafficked in millions of dollars in illegal drugs and other illicit transactions.

This is something that I question, given the nature of the case, and that 2 agents have been arrested for corruption.

Though Ulbricht is currently serving two life sentences without a possibility of parole, plus another 40 years, languishing in USP Florence High. Four cement walls in a high-security prison in Colorado isn’t going to keep a super hacker high-profile prisoner quiet. No, Ross found a voice to the outside world through messages relayed by his family members and closest supporters, and posted on Twitter.

Hi, this is Ross! I’m hoping to find my voice here after all these years of silence. It has been a strange journey, but I’m so grateful for all those who’ve shown love and support and held me up through the hard times,” his first message said.

His Mother opened a Twitter account for him in June, and they’ve been posting his tweets ever since. After less than a week on Twitter, and just a handful of tweets, his profile has attracted 13,000 followers.

On July 13, 2018 Ross Ulbricht’s mother created a Change.org petition that asks for the clemency her son. Her argument is Ross had only created a website like eBay, which allowed anyone to list items for sale and the fact that drug lords ended up using the Silk Road does not make the creator responsible, since anyone could sign up and sell anything.

On July 19, Ulbricht made his first tweet since being arrested incarcerated. His Twitter account’s address is @RealRossU.

“It’s coming up on five years that I’ve been in prison though, so I’m hoping this will help me feel more connected to the outside,” he wrote.

Thought of as the pioneer of Bitcoin or crypto currency, another industry leader Erik Voorhees, the CEO of the Shapeshift exchange, also asked his followers to sign the petition in a Tweet.

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A few hours later, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee tweeted a link to the petition, mentioning how he first read about Bitcoin in a newspaper article about the Silk Road. It just goes to show that Ross is very influential in the space, and many people who got involved before talks of mainstream adoption emerged owe their choices to the dark web marketplace’s existence.

Satoshi Lite’s post received more reactions than Mr. Voorhees’, and most of them were negative – to the point some people were upset this could negatively influence the price of LTC. Nevertheless, Mr. Lee’s argument was very similar: he agrees with the claims of Ms. Ulbricht, and chooses not to believe in the charges of attempted murder (which were never challenged in court).

At press time, the advocacy of the two crypto heavyweights has helped the petition reach over 22,000 signatures.

How does the Pirate send messages?

Ulbricht makes tweets over the phone to supporters and can even send them using snail mail. The first tweet Ulbricht made was an uploaded hand-written letter to his social media feed as well, as the Free Ross website to prove the account is genuine.

The main purpose of the Twitter account is to promote Ulbricht’s calls for Donald Trump to offer clemency and free him from prison, which he described as ‘my only hope of breathing free air again’.

Counterpunch:

Say what you will about President Donald J. Trump — his politics, his policies, his business dealings, his personal peccadilloes — the man demonstrated possession of a heart when he commuted the sentence of grandmother Alice Johnson 21 years into her life term for non-violent drug offenses. He’s asked protesting NFL players to send him a list of people who deserve clemency in lieu of continuing to kneel in protest during the national anthem. It’s encouraging to find mercy among his many and varied qualities.

Gab.ai is a platform I personally use to promote my work at Renegade Tribune. On the Gab message forum there are those who see Ulbricht as something of a cultural icon and crusader for free speech in a time in American history where the Bill of Rights is up for grabs.

I don’t want to be the skunk in the garden party, but I feel that Ulbricht is a creation of media (i.e. CIA project Mockingbird) and the woman who claims to be Ross’ mother Lyn is an FBI informant.

That’s right, it is my contention that Ross Ulbricht is a myth, a phantom and spook. Ulbricht, in plain English, never existed! He is a Snowman and a part of the Snowman PsyOps.

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What is a Snowman? It is a manufactured person that is simply a creation of the media. A Snowman is built by Big Brother in order to be a symbolic enemy or hero of the people against the perceived oppressive state, but in some cases (like Edward Snowden) the Snowman can be both enemy and hero.

Another function is to leak information from one agency to another without the need of Congressional oversight or other agencies meddling in the scandal.

Hacker tools could have been purchased on the Silk Road and still on the Dark Web a consumer can purchase Stolen Data on Drone technology.

In Ulbricht’s case he was created to trick the masses into thinking a bedroom hacker is the Grand Architect of drugs online. While the whole Ulbricht phenomenon was just theater, he is a scapegoat created for a PsyOps, while the US Government is running the drug market, as not only a way to fund Black Ops with slush funds, but also as a reason for having a huge bureaucracy in place, which includes salaries/jobs for government employees.

I know there is a huge fixation on Ulbricht not getting a fair trial.

Counterpunch:

Ulbricht’s trial was clearly unfair. His defense team was denied access to information on the state’s investigative methodology and not allowed to present an alternative theory as to the identity of “Dread Pirate Roberts.” They were forbidden to reference the fact that at least two of the federal agents investigating Silk Road (who had access which might have allowed them to fabricate evidence) were themselves caught in corrupt activities and are now in prison. The trial was a railroad job from beginning to end.

StMU reported:

In 2008, Ross Ulbricht was a libertarian with an altruistic attitude, who had a dream of getting rich on his way to doing something meaningful with his life. At first, this dream was in the form of a television series The Amazing Race; one summer away from college Ross would film auditions for the show with his sister.

 

The notorious drug dealer of the Silk Road tried out for the reality show “Amazing Race”? Then afterwards he crafted his radical economic vision for the world and got the idea for the Silk Road. This all raises a conspiratorial antenna with me!

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When I read that in the first couple of pages of American Kingpin by Nick Bilton, I almost fell out of my chair.

The Vanity Fair writer Nick Bilton wrote the bible on what is the MSM version of events regarding the rise and fall of the Silk Road founder.

Lyn Ulbricht, the deepstate spook, said about American Kingpin and Bilton that it is a “Media Lynching.”

Bilton conflates Dread Pirate Roberts and Ross. Yet, as Ross’s appeal states on page six, the government did not produce a single witness to authenticate a connection between Ross and any of the communications attributable to DPR.

She also points out that there were crooked investigators:

..in Maryland based on the investigation of ex-DEA agent Carl Mark Force. Force is now in prison for corruption along with ex-NSA/Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges. As computer experts, these two agents had unfettered access to the site and the ability to act as DPR, change evidence, steal money and more.

Bilton wrote the book by reporting only the testimonies and interviews that favor the official side of the story, regardless of the conflicting stories and it leaves out Ulbricht’s defense that he is not the only Dread Pirate Roberts.

I doubt someone like Ross can quickly morph into someone capable of serious criminality and protection without support.

 

Attorney Joshua Dratel, who is Ulbricht’s attorney, said he “did invent Silk Road” – but Ulbricht was not the person behind the “Dread Pirate Roberts” pseudonym.

Joshua Dratel filed a letter with the US attorney’s office in Maryland, where Ulbricht alleges that the defense team had found separate evidence of another corrupt law enforcement official involved in the Silk Road investigation (two law enforcement agents, a Drug Enforcement Agent and Secret Service agent “broke bad” and were previously convicted for various crimes, including attempting to steal Bitcoin evidence during the investigation), which Bilton fell out of American Kingpin.

“We don’t know when that person or persons originally gained access, or how many times they logged into Silk Road as DPR. We don’t know how many DPRs there were.”

Motherboard:

The bulk of Dratel’s letter says that a still-unknown government official sold information about the investigation to Dread Pirate Roberts and later deleted evidence of the arrangement. But the letter—portions of which have been described to Motherboard, but which has not been released publicly—also notes that an unknown person logged into the Dread Pirate Roberts account after its supposed owner was taken into custody.

The importance of the access issue is amplified by the fact that the timestamp for the last log-in by DPR on the SR Forum is November 18, 2013—a full six weeks after Mr. Ulbricht’s arrest,” Lewis told me in an emailed statement. “Thus, obviously someone other than Mr. Ulbricht was continuing to log in to SR as DPR.”

For those preoccupied with Ross not getting a fair trial, his defense team argued that Mark Karpeles, CEO of a failed Bitcoin company Mt. Gox, was the real Silk Road mastermind.

 

 

Lyn Ulbricht told “Deep Web”(a film about Ross) director Alex Winter:

..Ross is caught up in the same gears of a machine that [Julian] Assange is caught up in, that Barrett Brown is caught up in, that Jeremy Hammond is caught up in, that Aaron Swartz was caught up in.

Assange doxed Hammond to the FBI and The Intercept turned in Brown; some safety net among fellow “Whistle-blowers.”

 

 

It’s not just US government that have their guns drawn on Assange.

The Department of Justice announced last month that Ross Ulbricht’s alleged Chief Operating Officer, known as Roger Thomas Clark and also known as “Variety Jones,” has been extradited to the United States after being in custody in Thailand for more than 2.5 years.

Wired reported on December 4, 2015.

Roger Thomas Clark, a 54-year-old Canadian has been arrested in Thailand through a joint operation of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and Drug Enforcement Administration and local Thai police.

Exclusive: Our Thai prison interview with the alleged top advisor to Silk Road
Is Roger Thomas Clark really the notorious “Variety Jones”?
Sam Cooley and Akbar Khan – 9/7/2016

In 2013, Ulbricht was captured red-handed in a San Francisco library with his laptop open and logged in to Silk Road—and on that laptop was a photograph of Clark. (To this day, the photograph functions as one of the few public pieces of evidence linking Clark to the “Variety Jones” name.) Also on Ulbricht’s computer was a 2011 journal entry paying tribute to Variety Jones’ influence on Silk Road.

A Silk Road fan on the outside of the Prison where “Variety Jones” was held for 2.5 years. Variety Jones was a popular tourist attraction. I’m not sure if any Silk Road fans actually met Variety Jones to confirm that he is in fact flesh and blood.

 

He has helped me better interact with the community around Silk Road, delivering proclamations, handling troublesome characters, running a sale, changing my name, devising rules, and on and on,” Ulbricht wrote. “He also helped me get my head straight regarding legal protection, cover stories, devising a will, finding a successor, and so on. He’s been a real mentor.”

VJ came up with Dread PR name? Interesting. Ulbricht wrote of Jones, also sometimes known as Cimon or the Plural of Mongoose, in a 2011 entry in his journal

This evidence, in part, led investigators to suggest that Clark was in fact Variety Jones and that he had advised Ulbricht “on all aspects of the [Silk Road], including how to maximize profits and use threats of violence to thwart law enforcement,” according to a press release issued after Clark’s arrest in Thailand.

I don’t know what authors Cooley and Khan’s private thoughts are, whether they themselves actually think Roger Thomas Clark is VJ, but I personally feel that the VJ story is just put into play in case the more receptive Silk Road researchers don’t buy the official story that Ulbricht created the Silk Road single-handedly.

Why would VJ be extradited to AMERICA? He is CANADIAN! VJ claims he has explosive evidence on more agents than just Force.

Another Dread Pirate Roberts is DEFCON (according to MSM), who created the Silk Road 2.0, which wasn’t Ulbricht’s site, even by the MSM admission.

The gangsters who ran Silk Road 2.0 are the NSW Syndicate based in Australia, but they are also Israeli citizens (or criminals.)

Deepdotweb:

Not long after suspected drug trafficker Dov Tenenboim named his accomplices in an Australian courtroom, Australia’s Strike Force Bergmark arrested yet another alleged member of the drug trafficking syndicate that had imported more than a million dollars worth of drugs from Europe. The police, in late July, arrested Daniel Sopher—the third member of the darknet drug trafficking group operating out of the Eastern Suburbs.

http://www.renegadetribune.com/two-jewish-drug-kingpin-hackers-busted-has-the-silk-road-always-been-an-israeli-operation/

NSWGreat is figurehead pope of online drug vending. He is internationally wanted and spoke to News.com.au after the Australian police arrested his fellow NSW gang members.

.. continuation of his business by claiming he’s contributing to society, citing the fact that recreational drug users are a large subculture and part of “the Australian way of life”. Whichever way NSWGreat chooses to frame his behaviour, there’s no denying that he’s an internationally wanted fugitive.

Through Reddit and email, he’s received subpoenas from overseas bodies such as Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, Europol, FBI, and the Secret Service. While other dark web dealers have been arrested in recent years, NSWGreat is brazen in his belief he won’t be caught.

“I’m confident in my ability to stay anonymous as NSWGreat.”

Ross’ girlfriend during most of the time he was “running”the dark web site was named Julia, but her last name is not known to many. Her full name is Julia Vie.

Why isn’t this mulatto not locked up, and rather doing model shoots?

 

 

Everything else is on the internet about Ross’ life, except Julia. Hmm..

Ulbricht’s sister’s name, profession, and the suburb she lives in Australia is known. On Facebook there are photographs of his parents sipping cocktails in Vietnam. According to Vice “in 2008, Ulbricht was selling his car (a 1990 Honda CRX), that his “likes” vary from drumming to strength training to “anything groovy,” and that one of his favorite movies is The Matrix (no surprises there).”

Julia Tourianski is commonly mistaken as Ross’ girlfriend; she is a Russian-born self described “anti-state propagandist” who has been vocal about her support for Ulbricht.

Tourianski and Lyn Ulbricht.

Both women have been on Infowars.

 

 

 

According to Tourianski, Ross’ Silk Road basically sold vitamins and created a safe environment to use drugs. No, it didn’t, the Silk Road was a honey trap! Users of the site were only incriminating themselves. Tourianski sounds like a Spook!

 

Julia Tourianski talks to a Bilderberger. How does she get that sort of access?

(Original video taken down.)

 

Gary Alford, an IRS investigator working with the DEA on the Silk Road case, was credited with figuring out that Ross was Dread PR and that his avatar was called “Frosty.”

Ross’ Avatar was Frosty? Frosty? You’ve got to be kidding me, as in Frosty the Edward Snowden.

December 12, 2012, Ross did a Podcast with his BFF René Pinnell at a Jewish community center (his idols are Murray Rothbard and Ayn Rand who are very Jewish), which covered the NWO, Globalization, Preteen sex life, crazy North Korea drugs (how stupid can Ross be?), and how some of their middle school friends are now Neo-Nazi skinheads.

Ulbricht and Pinnell only had 2 views on YouTube until Gary Alford cracked the case. Plausible? Hell no.

Ross, I am glad your back on Twitter! For one reason only, so you can possibly see this in your feed.

How long until the MSM will declare Ross the kingpin of online drug vending now that he is back on Twitter? And never look at the Deep State as the true owners and occupiers of the black market, which includes online.

Edward Snowden at New Hampshire Liberty Forum, March 2016, suggested that all-powerful and seeing NSA (who knows every citizen’s every move) was involved with Ulbricht’s capture. That begs the question, Snowden, if the NSA has Jehovah powers and sees all, then why did the NSA let Silk Road run for 2 years?

This video on Ross’ account is a song by Young Rival called “Two Reasons.” It’s puzzled me for the past 5 years. Got any theories?

 

Thank you for reading.

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XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims

XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims

In January, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the so-called ‘XRP army’ harassing Ryan Selkis, the cofounder of cryptocurrency data startup Messari. A recent data analysis has now alleged that the XRP army of shills is comprised of thousands of bots trying to sway market sentiment across social media channels like Twitter.

Also read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright

Thousands of XRP Bots and Fake Ripple Shills Have Infested Twitter, Researcher Claims

When people discuss Ripple Labs and the XRP digital currency, the conversation can sometimes turn ugly and controversial. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have noticed on platforms such as Twitter that if someone says something negative about Ripple or XRP, they are swarmed by Ripple supporters. The cofounder of Messari, Ryan Selkis, otherwise known as @twobitidiot, recently detailed how he was harassed by XRP supporters who called his home phone number. Now, a few reports from independent researchers have concluded that there are thousands of phony accounts or bots on social media being used to manipulate XRP sentiment. In fact, Geoff Golberg has spent a lot of time studying XRP-related bots and phony accounts on Twitter and first revealed his findings last year.

XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims
Independent researcher Geoff Golberg’s data sets showing a large number of fake accounts and bots tied to popular accounts like ‘Giantgox’ and ‘Xrptrump.’

“Astroturfing = the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public opinion,” explainedGolberg after sharing his data. “There are various types of graphs I use and analyses I conduct — It’s quite manual and requires lots of time.” One particular Twitter account called ‘@Giantgox’ raised Golberg’s curiosity as many bots showed signs of being tethered to the Twitter account.

Golberg’s analysis continued:

Every dot/node is a Twitter account which is following and/or being followed by Giantgox.

Golberg Continues to Share His Data Despite Threats

Last year, Golberg wrote about his investigation in great detail, which uncovered around 8,000 suspected phony XRP accounts on Twitter. The researcher also claims he made a bet with Ripple’s CTO, David Schwartz. In the post called “Dissecting a key (Twitter) account from the XRP Army,” Golberg says that Schwartz told him that if “there’s a real problem” the CTO would be “willing to deploy resources to investigate it.” However, since Golberg began sharing his data sets and analysis, he claims Schwartz has turned silent about his alleged promise. “There’s been crickets from Schwartz since I shared data outlining the magnitude of the XRP/Ripple astroturfing efforts,” Golberg tweeted.

Besides the Giantgox account, Golberg also found questionable data tied to another popular XRP-related Twitter account, ‘@Xrptrump,’ which has roughly 30,000 followers. While sharing his data, Golberg emphasized: “The large highlighted cluster is comprised of 8.2K accounts which follow Xrptrump — Take a look at this spreadsheet for yourself — do these look like real accounts?” The researcher’s seething critique of the allegedly manufactured support added:

The majority of Xrptrump’s followers are inauthentic accounts/accounts that have zero interest in XRP (large clusters, for example) — XRP army manufactures support.

According to the researcher, and similarly to Ryan Selkis’ experience, Golberg was harassed by the XRP army. After sharing his studies concerning the magnitude of alleged Ripple bots, the researcher received a message from a Twitter account that said: “Who can kill him?” He then reported the account to Twitter and the social media company told Golberg that the person did not violate Twitter’s harassment guidelines. Two days later, the account holder messaged Golberg directly and apologized for the threat and the account owner also deleted the profile. Despite this, the harrying and intimidation will not stop Golberg from sharing his research and analysis. “I eat XRP army shills for breakfast,” Golberg proclaimed.