Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Sculpting Treat From Ray Villafane

These photos that follow are some of the best pumpkin carvings I've ever seen in my entire life.  Apparently they've had a lot of recent exposure after having recently being featured on the Food Network in a pumpkin carving contest.  Ray Villafane's a sculptor of enormous talent.  It must be fun for Villafane to work with pumpkin material rather than tough materials although he claims to be allergic to the vegetable.

The carving to the left is of David Letterman because Villafane recently appeared on the show for a pumpkin carving segment.   For those interested in Villafane's other works that include sand, you can visit his site at www.VillfaneStudios.com. A funny video of Letterman's pumpkin sharing the top 10 worst Halloween parties is at the end of this post.

I'd personally like to unleash Villafane on some marzipan, one of my favorite gourmet candies. The candy's usually shaped and spray painted like fruit. Others have gotten more creative with pink pigs and even cigars.










Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scary Embezzlement on the Rise in the United States

Beware of your company's bookkeeper, accountant and anyone who handles money because people you never would suspect could be robbing you blind!  Stories and related convictions among such highly respected professions such as that of pastors, nuns, priests, accountants, school principals and city government officials are growing.  Blogs like Fraud Talk are sprouting up to report on the growing fraud trend.  

The stories are scary because it's clear the people who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, and sometimes millions, seem to be just your every day good type of people caught up in greed.  Many of the convicted criminals seem to have just wanted to experience what it's like to live the good life regardless of the consequences.  I imagine many of them knew they'd be caught and thought living the high life for a few years was worth it.  Others convicted are obviously addicted to money or gambling.

Marquet International Ltd., an investigate corporate intelligence and due diligence consulting firm, prepares yearly reports on the major embezzlement in the United States.  Marquet's latest report, The Marquet Report on Embezzlement  was released in January, 2010 reporting for the year 2009, only a few months after the 2008 mild economic collapse.  The report confirmed a rise in white collar crimes:
"Employee misconduct and internal corporate fraud will be a continuing and growing problem as the U.S. economy continues to struggle. The seeds of future major embezzlements, yet to be discovered, are being sown in the current market environment. That having been said, the revelation of so many major embezzlements in the US in recent years is in part due to the downturn in the economy beginning in 2008. As the saying goes, 'when the river runs dry, the jagged rocks are revealed.' Corporate fraud schemes tend to reveal themselves when organizations pay more attention to their finances. Other white collar crimes, such as investment frauds, simply collapse on themselves in economic downturns." Report link.
For any writer looking for a nitch market to write for, fraud and embezzlement stories are booming! Here are just a few samples from the Marquet site.  There's a new conviction or prosecution trial listed on major embezzlement schemes every day to report on.  Here are just a few of the most outrageous stories listed on the Fraud Talk Blog within the last two months.

Lori Lockman Julian, 48, of Casselberry, Florida, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for embezzling more than $7.3 million from the William C. Webb Co. and its related business, Industrial Park Development Corp., where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, Julian forged company checks written out to herself and others as well as made online payments to personal vendors and credit cards. The scheme, which netted Julian a total of $7,345,050.13, spanned more than 4 years, from August 2005 through October 2009, according to prosecutors. Authorities said she used the misappropriated funds to finance a lavish lifestyle including a second home, Orlando Magic season tickets, vehicles, boats, designer handbags and other personal luxury items. Julian pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in a plea agreement. She must also pay restitution. Link to Video on YouTube

Karen F. Floyd, 49, of Salisbury, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to charges she misappropriated more than $1 million from Southern Community Bank & Trust, where she had served as a Senior Vice President & Regional Banking Executive. According to authorities, over a 3 1/2 year period, from March 2006 through November 2009. Floyd created at least 11 fraudulent loans made out to "straw" borrowers totalling $1.08 million. She faces up to 30 years in prison, plus fines and restitution on the one count of theft/embezzlement/misapplication by (a) bank officer.

Edward Peter Fiszer, 40, of Newhall, California, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he embezzled more than $1.4 million from the New Academy Canoga Park Charter School, where he had served as principal. According to authorities, in 2008 and 2009, Fiszer obtained at least 12 cashiers checks from school accounts and deposited them into a personal stock trading account. He has been charged with 31 counts of embezzlement, money laundering, forgery and tax fraud. Nevertheless, an audit by the Los Angeles Unified School District found that Fiszer had misappropriated or misused as much as $2.7 million. Sadly, as a result, the school is being considered for closure. Fiszer faces up to 44 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Lisa Ann Castro, 46, of Torrance, California was charged today with embezzling about $100,000 from the Halldale Avenue Elementary School in Torrance and an associated PTA. Castro is a former administrative assistant with the Los Angeles Unified School District under which the school falls. Prosecutors have charged Castro with four felony counts of forgery, three counts of embezzlement and two counts of misappropriation of public funds. Castro is alleged to have forged two principals names and two PTA officials on more than 100 checks over a period of approximately four years, from 2005 until 2009, using the funds for her own benefit. She is reported to have had treasury responsibilities on the two school accounts and two PTA accounts from which she allegedly stole.
The Rev. Samuel Ciccolini, aka Father Sam, 68, of Akron, Ohio, admitted to embezzling about from $1.2 million Interval Brotherhood Home Foundation, a non-profit he founded and ran since 1970. According to authorities, over a period of at least four years, from 2002 through 2006, Ciccolini engaged in an "elaborate subterfuge" by submitting fraudulent invoices purportedly for construction work and equipment that had been donated and receiving reimbursement. He then allegedly falsified records to cover up the fraud. Ciccolini
The Ohio State Auditor's Office released an audit report about its findings in the case involving Erie County's former deputy treasurer, Tamara J. Holeton, 41, of Sandusky, Ohio, who plead guilty this past August on charges she misappropriated $146,592 in funds that were meant to be deposited into county coffers. Holeton plead guilty to theft in office and record tampering charges. The audit report made 7 specific management recommendations to improve controls. According to reports, Holeton misappropriated the funds over a five year period from 2005 until 2010

David A. Thompson, of Canal Winchester, Ohio and believed to be in his late 40s, was found guilty today of embezzling more than $1 million from his church, The World of Pentecost Church in Columbus, where he had served as pastor. Specifically, Thompson was found guilty on charges of theft, money laundering and tampering with records by a Franklin County Common Pleas judge. Prosecutors alleged that Thompson misappropriated funds from the church over a 9 year period from 1998 to 2007. He was charged with the thefts in 20 felony counts in late February 2009 and was alleged to have stolen funds from the church's building and assistance funds which he spent to support a lavish lifestyle, including expenditures on luxury cars, a pool, a boat and hair treatments. Thompson became pastor in 1995. He faces nearly 90 years in prison upon sentencing, scheduled for December 1, 2010.
Source: These people listed above are featured on the Fraud Talk blog. Please note that a couple of the people listed above haven't been convicted, only charged, two of whom have pleaded not guilty

Other sample stories can be found here on the Marquet site..

Friday, October 29, 2010

J.P. Morgan Chase Sending Letters To Customers With Home Loan Refinance Offers

I've been so busy lately that for the first time I had to turn down loan signing work today.  I was actually too exhausted to do a refinance loan closing at the Presidio in San Francisco last evening. Under normal circumstances I would have jumped at the chance.  I'm exhausted because for the past two weeks I've been running around the city like a chicken with my head cut off due to a surge in refinances of home loans.  Apparently the banks need to meet a government quota of loans so  J.P. Morgan Chase's been sending out offers to its customers to refinance their homes. People are snatching up the refinance offers like hot cakes.  I've since been meeting some very interesting people.

The first day of the World Series in San Francisco I actually did a loan signing near the AT&T ball park for a UPI photographer who flew in from Washington DC.  He also does photography for White House events (he described as very boring work).  Amazingly, a few days ago I did a signing for the California Supreme Court's research attorney and her husband.  When the nice lady told me the kind of work she did my jaw nearly dropped.  Yesterday I did a signing for a couple in a really large mansion in the Pacific Heights part of San Francisco who are in advertising and marketing.  The lady represents many top photographers' and their prestigious portfolios.

I meet such a wide variety of professionals, this is the perfect job for me.  Whenever I go into my home office, which is really the Regus business lounge and kitchen lounge areas, I've gotten to know several professionals there as well.   Attorneys like to bring up the "robo signer" fiasco to me because I'm a notary public.  The past few days I've spoken with two attorneys who brought it up to me at the Regus Halloween party.  These attorneys are very upset and believe people should be up in arms over millions of people being ripped off by the banks for fraudulent mortgage practices. (See my post No Trick or Treat!  Foreclosure Crises Scary As Hell!)  One attorney even suggested all the sports being in the news may be a conspiracy to hide the real estate crisis!  I personally think it's more of a coincidence due to the timing of the playoff season for baseball and football.

A few weeks ago there was a great article in the Wall Street Journal about specialty attorneys like Dustin Zacks and boutique law firms such as Ice Legal who deal with defending foreclosures.  Yesterday the Alex Jones Show did a large segment interviewing one of the Ice Legal attorneys, Dustin Zacks that was very interesting.  Check it out.


Attorney Dustin Zacks from Ice Legal was Interviewed on the Alex Jones Show and explains how his law firm specializes in successfully helping defendants in foreclosure disputes with banks.

I kind of think this surge of refinancing won't last and that my line of work in this area will eventually dry up when already insolvent banks go belly up.  Last night I also had my first offer to perform an electronic notarization I think will be the wave of the future.  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Escaping the Box of Male Domination and Social Engineering

After being on the other end of what is really a nasty display of male domination, jealousy and revenge over delusional self images, I've been analyzing what causes it all.  I've come to the conclusion this oppressive male way of thinking and viewing the world is the result of the American culture in general.  Capitalism, greed, competitive sports and the educational system all causes many American men to exist on the level of an arrogant primal monkey.

The sad thing is how women have fully cooperated in supporting this American male attitude and domination to the detriment of the indebted U.S. economy.  Women in America have allowed men to run wild, such as this young man in the video below, doing whatever they want with no boundaries whatsoever. This, while women are extremely critical and intolerant of one another.  This causes a severe imbalance in the American culture for women to feel repressed in expressing their emotions (e.g., only at weddings, baby showers, etc.) while men often run around behaving like madmen.

This college dorm student displays typical American male behaviorl pounding of his chest with primal sounds while running around his dorm like a monkey over the SF Giants Pennant win.  Near the end of the video, his roommate rewards his behavior.  Men allow themselves a broad range of behaviors and emotions in American culture. On the other hand, women are often intolerant and over critical of one another.

I didn't like working for employers the past 30 years because I've never been allowed to be myself. Men always made sure they dominated reality and that I was limited to the box they felt I fit into.  To these men, I've only existed to be used as a tool for them to achieve their goal and nothing more. This is grossly unfair.  It became clear to me these men were greedy and wanted to dominate all aspects of the corporate world.  Only women who submitted to men in corporate America to do whatever they wanted them to do had any form of success of long term job stability.

 
In this video, much like in the corporate world, a man trains a monkey to be a film director
and make her own film. Many American men view women as an inferior species only to be used, manipulated and socially engineered like primates.

Men often projected their feelings of jealousy, torment and conquest onto me in the business world.  They knew I was always in a weak position and boxed me in psychologically. Like a math formula they believed they could determine my mental state from basic psychology 101 and treat me as such without regard for the true reality. The reality is that I'm a living free thinking flowing human being inside.  I am my own person, having not given into social engineering many corporations take part in.  Because I'm a free thinker, I was able to somehow break free and have my own businesses. During the time of breaking free, I noted jealous vicious male behavior reared its ugly head on the Internet from complete strangers.  Men noted I was "escaping the box" and tried hard to keep me locked up in it forever branded with their cattle iron.
Social engineering is a discipline in political science that refers to efforts to influence popular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale, whether by governments or private groups. In the political arena, the counterpart of social engineering is political engineering. - Wikipedia
There's something very dark and ugly about today's American male.  He has to win at all costs, have all the money and prestige.  He views himself as oppressed by women in some way yet he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants it.  He can cheat on his wife and divorce anytime moving on to his next woman.  He can burden women with children and not really raise them as he should leaving our culture scarred.

In this American society men are spoiled by their mothers at a young age. They generally get whatever they want whenever they want it.  Today, in many growing cases, women work hard to give men what they want in the workplace and at home.  Men have all the support in this culture and make sure women are in a box existing only for the purpose of breeding and being socially engineered to conform to their desires and needs.

How sad it is to come to the realization that men are largely for the most part nothing more than arrogant monkeys with a higher brain function.  A monkey may even have more soul than many of today's American males.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mexican Pirates On The U.S. Border Killing Americans

American tourists are being killed in vicious attacks on the Mexican border.  A few weeks ago, Tiffany Hartley's husband David was shot while jet skiing by young Mexican pirates.  The Hartley's had wandered into Mexican waters in order to take a photo of an old church.  No one had forewarned them of the danger.

Tiffany has since been largely scrutinized as possibly killing her own husband to add to her pain.  Recently a witness has reportedly come forward to support Tiffany's story.  Tiffany was initially questioned by Mexican authorities for several hours about her story.  There were a couple of anomalies such as a missing jet ski and body.  To me, these alleged anomalies seem logical since the young pirates would want the jet ski and probably the body as well.


Tiffany has since gone on a campaign to speak out about the violence on the Mexican border by the drug cartels. Affirming much of what has been said on the Alex Jones Show, the Mexican drug cartels control much of Mexico.  In fact, one of the top investigators of Tiffany's case was recently beheaded with his head sent in a suitcase. 

In spite of these emerging facts, it is quite sad that the U.S. government chooses not to adequately forewarn Americans. 
But Texas officials keep encouraging boaters to enjoy the bass fishing on a border lake. And Gov. Rick Perry has not urged people to take any special precautions, suggesting only that U.S. and Mexican authorities increase the law enforcement presence in the area.  Tiffany Hartley Declines to Go to Mexico - Christian Monitor
It's interesting when our government is always running around the planet hyping up the threat of terrorism when they seem to have no interest in protecting Americans lives on the border.  It's a very serious problem that deserves a Presidential address to the nation because a real war is happening in Mexico.  Mexico is an extremely dangerous place to visit.  People should be made aware regardless that it would hurt tourism.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Horror of Major Banks Masquerading to Foreclose Homes as Tax Lien Collectors

Around five years ago some web site was advertising a way to make a good investment by purchasing property tax liens from city government auctions on home owner's default payments.  Basically the process goes something like this. A home owner's tax lien (i.e., unpaid overdue property taxes) gets purchased through the city government's on-line auction. Such purchaser then hikes up the cost to the homeowner to make a profit. The homeowner thereby doesn't get foreclosed on due to the intervention and the city gets much needed cash in its coffers through the auction.  Sounds great for everyone involved, right? Not so much. 

As with anything, there comes a catch for the homeowner and a near fatal one in many cases. The law enables someone to make as much as 18% on the investment. More greedy individuals might tack on additional fees dooming the homeowner to foreclosure. I eventually bought the tax lien information on a CD-ROM but later discarded it when I learned it meant people who didn't pay could be foreclosed on.  It seemed a sleazy practice and it turned out I was right.

The Huffington Post recently did an extensive story The New Tax Man: Big Banks and Hedge Funds on how predatory major banks are feasting on the tax lien collection practices having opened up hundreds of sub-companies like  Tower Capital Management LLC.  These vulture banks are operating through these rather fake companies to purchase tax liens in bulk from cities. The companies then hike up ridiculous fees to home owners who are already struggling to pay their property taxes. Many of these homeowners are victims of recent unemployment and have owned their homes for decades.  These banks are then foreclosing on these people's homes!

Note in this video at one point the bill to the homeowner has a $1,500 attorney fee from the LLC sub tax lien banking institution!  Sleaze!

This video from the Huffington Post is outstanding and shows true journalism in fishing out the major banks are behind these predatory practices.  Heartless, soulless major banking institutions have masqueraded themselves behind thousands of "LLC" sub companies.  Many of these sub companies have no office or just a PO box in order to feast off the pain of the delinquent tax homeowner.

What's nauseating is that these are the same banks that we the tax payers recently bailed out, who are granting large bonuses to themselves. The banks are out en masse in a feeding frenzy like parasites foreclosing on people's longstanding properties for unpaid property taxes.  Some of the original overdue taxes amounted to only a couple hundred dollars ballooning into thousands of dollars

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Monday, October 25, 2010

No Trick or Treat! Foreclosuregate is Scary as Hell

There's something huge brewing in the mortgage fraud crisis. Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D. author of The Web of Debt asks in her article Homeowners' Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof? if it's possible people won't need to pay off their mortgages after all. To put it simply, the banks have recently been disclosed to have technically lost the chain to millions of titles to properties on its ledgers.  In other words, banks have lost rights to the promissory notes due to selling the mortgages to third parties bundled as securities. The third parties repackaged the mortgages and sold them again as derivatives on the market. This amounts to the chain of title being broken that millions of people don't technically owe the banks! 

On her blog, Ellen Brown, J.D.  writes on August 18, 2010:
Mortgages bundled into securities were a favorite investment of speculators at the height of the financial bubble leading up to the crash of 2008. The securities changed hands frequently, and the companies profiting from mortgage payments were often not the same parties that negotiated the loans. At the heart of this disconnect was the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, or MERS, a company that serves as the mortgagee of record for lenders, allowing properties to change hands without the necessity of recording each transfer. 
Under the aforementioned scenario, banks are meant to suffer tremendous losses due to their fraud. The banks are looking forward to President Obama legitimizing their fraud in signing a bill called the Interstate Recognition of Notarization Act (Patrick Leahy, D-Vt) he pocket vetoed prior to the elections.  President Obama merely sent the bill back to the Senate wanting the legislature to "clean it up a bit".  In other words President Obama has all intention of giving a free pass to the banks to still own title on people's properties.  The Senate attempted to "sneak" the bill through without public debate. 

This article from the Huntington Post, demonstrates how politicians used the timing of the National Notary Association's presentation at the Congress two months ago as a camouflage for its legislative activities to create the Interstate Recognition of Notarization Act. (I was initially invited but didn't attend).
The bill has been passed by the House three times since 2007, and each time it died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Why did the world's greatest deliberative body let it get through this time? It happened because Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was a notary public from Vermont, according to Judiciary Committee aides.

It all started, the aides said, when committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) participated in an Aug. 3 "Why Coolidge Matters" event with the National Notary Association at the Library of Congress. "Senator Leahy was so very gracious to carve out some of his time to join us at the Library of Congress event, and we are grateful for his kind words regarding Calvin Coolidge as well as his support of the important roles played by Notaries Public," wrote Michael Robinson, executive director of the National Notary Association, in a Sep. 14 email to Leahy's office. Robinson asked if anyone from Leahy's office would be interested in H.R. 3808, the notarization bill that had passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote in the springtime.

"In September, after hearing from the National Notary Association....Senator Leahy, in consultation with the Committee's Ranking Member, Senator Jeff Sessions, examined the legislation," Judiciary Committee aides wrote in an email. "Having heard no objections from advocates, States or stakeholders, and having checked with the Department of Justice, the bill was discharged from the Judiciary Committee. It was passed with the unanimous consent after every Senate office was notified that it was being considered and there were no objections." - How the Controversial Foreclosure Bill Made It Through Congress with No Public Debate

There are insider rumors that this mortgage fraud was all deliberately planned as an incremental step towards the government's nationalization of the mortgages by bailing out the too big to fail banks.  They allegedly intend on stealing American's property this way.  Banks have already been caught attempting to confiscate property owners have paid off due to the confusion of paperwork. The courts have proven to be on the side of the banks but the people have only just begun to fight.

When it came time to foreclose on properties banks hired "robo signers" to rubber stamp documentation fraudulently.  They lost title of the property, plain and simple. The courts are dealing with it.  Some judges don't care and just rubber stamp the foreclosures.

In part 2 of this 6 part video series, Randy Kelton, pro se litigant proponent, explains how the banks profited from selling people's mortgages to third parties, and on and on and on. Who owns the note? Who holds the title?  Why are the government's loan modifications nothing more than precursors to foreclosure?

Other judges are taking note of it due to pro se litigants such as Randy Kelton at Rule of Law Radio (above video) who are bringing them before grand juries scaring the hell out of them.

Related articles by author Ellen Brown, J.D at www.WebofDebt.com.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

San Francisco Giants Fans Hilarious Reaction to World Series Clincher


First, I'd like to start off by showing what the opposing fans go through when their team loses.  Listening to the audio of this video from an earlier game against the Dodgers, one would have thought something truly horrible happened. I thought it would go rather well with my earlier Marilyn Manson Halloween video.



San Franciscan's reaction to the Giant's Pennant Win



How New Yorker's reacted to Giants Win. These people went absolutely bezerk!



Unlike a few of the LA Dodger fans, SF Giants fans celebrate peacefully on the streets of San Francisco and at the local bars


Here's a SF Giants win reaction at a home party


Another SF fans crowd goes nuts at Pedros.


These Giants fans are at a baseball history McCovey's restaurant and pub
in Walnut Creek, CA


These folks were celebrating their 50th anniversary when. . . .


This Giants fan college dorm resident has me analyzing his reaction as being "deeply primal" for pounding his chest and running around his dorm like a monkey.


Finally, you have to feel bad for this SF Giants fan since no one in the room understands him.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Why A City of Dreams Has No Cemetaries

I did a loan signing for someone from Rainbow City Alabama at the San Francisco Hyatt a few days ago. He told me his city got its name from a plentiful array of gorgeous rainbows.  This got me to thinking about where I've been living the past 16 years.  San Francisco has it's own kind of rainbows, that's for sure. The rainbow flags of the gay Castro district!

I further pondered how strange it is in how San Francisco seems to gloss over its city's murders and death in many ways.  Here's a good example of what I'm referring to; you can check out for yourself all the murdered folks on San Diego County Crime Stoppers site's open cases versus the San Francisco Bay Area's Crime Stoppers anonymous tips page.  The difference is shocking.  According to the bay area site, no one got murdered in San Francisco since the site fails to list any open cases to solve.   

Is it Really a Matter of Limited Land Availability for San Francisco?
Then there's the other issue that San Francisco has no cemeteries. It's quite an eye opener to someone like myself who rarely leaves the city to take a little trip now and then.  I'm always amazed at all the burial grounds other cities have.  Following the 1906 earthquake and fire, many San Franciscans simply disappeared into the ether.

Everyone I've spoken with in San Francisco has always claimed there's no land available for cemeteries but I disagree.  Angel Island could certainly accommodate cemeteries for the residents of San Francisco. There's a huge amount of undeveloped squandered land on Angel Island.  Aside from the fact it's a State park, the state could sell part of Angel Island due to its budget crisis.  Angel Island would make the perfect site for cemeteries, churches and community gathering for San Francisco. 

I've since come to the realization that the reason San Francisco has no acknowledged murders as stated on its crime stopper site or cemeteries as such, is possibly because it has coined itself the City of Dreams.  This is a city where if you can dream it with all your heart, it becomes reality.  Such the popularized phrase from the Tony Bennett song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco will never die.

Therefore, San Francisco's not a city of destruction or death as past history has always demonstrated, but rather has overcome all odds by being a city of dreamers.  Such is why San Francisco is so unique.  So many have suffered and died in this city from various disasters yet it has built itself time and time again on people's hard work based on their dreams. 

In San Francisco, many dream away death, it just doesn't happen.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Computer Forensics Show in San Francisco November 1-2, 2010 Da Bomb!

I recently received a free full conference pass to the Computer Forensics Show in San Francisco so I wanted to put a plug in for it here.  I think it will be interesting since it involves many areas of law.

By Anthony M. Freed, Infosec Island
"Like it or not, every computer is a potential crime scene and must be treated with care. When companies need to conduct internal investigations-especially those involving litigation-discovering and maintaining evidence becomes paramount.

Computer Forensics is widely used in prosecutors' offices, law firms, consulting firms, police departments, law enforcement organizations, Immigration and Naturalization Services, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Customs Service, among numerous other industries. Corporate IT, Law Enforcement and Information Security Pros are often required to perform computer forensics activities on their jobs.

By most estimates, 90% of legal evidence resides in computer systems, rather than on paper. Cases involving corporate trade secrets, personal and commercial disputes, employment discrimination, misdemeanor and felony crimes, and personal injury can be won or lost solely with the introduction of recovered e-mail messages and other electronic files and records.
The rate of fraud, abuse and criminal activity on IT systems by hackers, private contractors and even employees is increasing exponentially. For some companies, it is not a question if one of their computers will be used as evidence in a legal matter, it is a question of when.


The Computer Forensics Show, November 1-2, 2010 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, is the don't miss event of the year for all IT Security, Legal, Accounting, Risk Management, Executive and Law Enforcement professionals.

For IT professionals already familiar with computer forensics, The Computer Forensics Show assembles the leading minds and operational experts in the industry who will inform you about industry developments, technology advances and trends.

For individuals and companies currently not familiar with computer forensics, The Computer Forensics Show will address issues that your organization needs to be aware of and to help you prepare to deal with potential problem areas that may dramatically impact your bottom line."
 Link to source of article.

There Are Six Main Tracks in the Conference:
  • Forensic Accounting - Fraud, Financial Investigations, Compliance, Best Practices, Litigation. Forensic accounting is the number one growing field in accounting today.
  • Legal (A) - EDD, including Litigation and Best Practice Issues.
  • Legal (B) - Emerging Technologies/Litigation, Data/Records Management, Reporting, and Privacy.
  • IT Security - For organizations that are just beginning to encounter security issues and deals with more broad issues effecting organizations today.
  • IT Security Advanced Track - Encompasses more complex and in-depth issues and can highlight the need for additional training.
  • Cyber-crime, Terrorism, and Information Warfare Track - Cyber crime and terrorism as it relates to Homeland Security, public and corporate policy, risk management, and the protection of our nation's critical infrastructures.
Presentation Descriptions and Presenters Biographies:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

REAL Evidence the U.S. Pentagon's in Bed with Terrorists

The reason I'm reposting this article is that it provides absolute evidence the U.S. government is in bed with major terrorists to harm and threaten the rights of the American people in order to push through their agenda for world government.


Al-Qaeda Mastermind Invited To Pentagon After 9/11

American-born cleric who had key role in Fort Hood, Christmas Day, and Times Square attacks met with US officials months after inspiring alleged 9/11 hijackers

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Al-Qaeda terror mastermind Anwar Al-Awlaki, the man who helped plot the aborted Christmas Day bombing, the Fort Hood shooting, the Times Square bombing attempt, and who also preached to the alleged September 11 hijackers, dined at the Pentagon just months after 9/11 documents obtained by Fox News show.

American-born cleric Awlaki’s role as a key figure in almost every recent terror plot targeting the United States and Canada, coupled with his visit to the Pentagon, only confirms our long stated position that Awlaki is a chief terrorist patsy-handler for the CIA – he is the federal government’s premier false flag agent.

“Documents exclusively obtained by Fox News, including an FBI interview conducted after the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, state that Awlaki was taken to the Pentagon as part of the military’s outreach to the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks,” states the report.

Click here to read a portion of the documents.



Awlaki was vetted before he was invited to attend a luncheon at the Pentagon in the secretary of the Army’s Office of Government Counsel. His appearance at the meeting was deliberately engineered despite Awlaki’s ties to three of the alleged 9/11 hijackers – Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Hani Hanjour – who were identified as the suicide pilots that slammed Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

Following the Fort Hood shooting it was also revealed that shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan had been in contact with Awlaki before the rampage. Awlaki preached to both Hasan and the 9/11 hijackers at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia in 2001.

Awlaki also met with Christmas Day underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and acted as “the middle-man between the young Nigerian and the bombmaker.” As we have thoroughly documented, the Delta Flight 253 incident was staged from start to finish. The US State Department allowed Abdulmutallab to board the plane, aided by a well-dressed Indian man, despite the fact that he was on a terror watch list and had no passport.

The Christmas Day incident was a boon for companies linked with the military-industrial complex, as it greased the skids for the global introduction of naked body scanners in airports.

Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was also reported to have been directed by Awlaki before his failed attack on May 1st.

Al Qaeda Mastermind Invited To Pentagon After 9/11

“The Pentagon has offered no explanation of how a man, now on the CIA kills or capture list, ended up at a special lunch for Muslim outreach,” states the Fox News report.

The explanation is quite simple – Awlaki is the CIA’s chief patsy handler for planning and staging false flag terror attacks through the dupes that he radicalizes.

The US Special Operations Command’s Able Danger program identified the hijackers and their accomplices long before 9/11, and would undoubtedly have also picked up Awlaki.

As Webster Tarpley has documented, Awlaki is “an intelligence agency operative and patsy-minder” and “one of the premier terror impresarios of the age operating under Islamic fundamentalist cover” whose job it is to “motivate and encourage groups of mentally impaired and suggestible young dupes who were entrapped into “terrorist plots” by busy FBI and Canadian RCMP agents during recent years.”

Tarpley points to Awlaki’s role in the Toronto and Fort Dix, New Jersey, terror plots, which were both contrived by the feds, as proof of Awlaki’s usefulness to the authorities in radicalizing terrorist patsies.

Lawyers in a case relating to the much vaunted 2007 terror plot to attack Fort Dix and kill “as many soldiers as possible” concluded that FBI informants were the key figures behind the operation and that the accused, six foreign-born Muslims, were merely bungling patsies.

Similarly, the “Toronto 18″ terrorists turned out to be “a bunch of incompetent guys who were primarily misled by a delusional megalomaniac”. The explosive fertilizer material the terrorist cell apparently planned to use was in fact purchased by an informant working for the RCMP who had radicalized the group.

Given the fact that Awlaki is a double operative, claiming to be an Al-Qaeda leader yet in fact working for U.S. intelligence, it’s hardly surprising that he made an appearance at the Pentagon.

Awlaki has also appeared in video tapes purporting to be Al-Qaeda propaganda material released by the IntelCenter, which as we have documented is nothing more than a Pentagon front group that has been caught red-handed releasing fake Al-Qaeda videos to bolster support for the geopolitical agenda of the US government.

Confirmation that Awlaki met with Pentagon officials after having inspired the very 9/11 hijackers that are blamed for flying a commercial airliner into the Pentagon provides yet more startling evidence that the highest levels of Al-Qaeda are completely penetrated and run by the US military industrial complex, which via patsy handlers like Awlaki is staging false flag attacks to boost their own domestic and geopolitical agenda.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Singer Neil Young's an Evil Tightwad Asshole Without a Conscience

Since my last article Building Bridges as a Loan Signing Agent in San Francisco about my loan signing experiences, the work's been picking up again.  I think the bank foreclosure crisis caused a major glitch in processing people's refinance paperwork.  Banks have been getting away with a lot from trying to foreclose people's properties without the deed or mortgage papers to back it up due to derivative package loan sales. The chain in the property ownership was disrupted due to the sloppy way the banks approached the loan transactions. see Foreclosure Fraud - It's Worse Then You Think.  They're saying the Obama administration is going to eventually allow the banks to get away with it after the elections. For now, Obama pocket vetoed legislation designed to allow banks to take properties without proof.

Two nights ago I did an interesting signing for a retired sound engineer whose well connected in the music business of all the classic old rock bands from the 60's and 70's.  The engineer, whose in his 60's and is partially deaf and a stroke survivor, told me a little story about what an asshole and tightwad singer Neil Young is who ripped him off.  He had done a charity project with Young only to be charged $1,200 for some tickets he thought he was given for free.  Neil did the same thing to his nanny.  What a jerk!  Apparently Neil Young owns half of San Mateo California.  I had no idea how wealthy this Neil Young asshole is.  Based on many of his photos this guy looks as evil as he sounds.

I meet all types of people in this line of work.  Last week I did a loan refinance signing for a couple, gay men,  who had a kid and a million dollar house.  It was interesting because they had chickens in the back yard that laid fresh eggs for them.  Based on the circumstances, I presumed the chickens were lesbians, especially since there was no rooster around.  After all, it is San Francisco; gay men with a gay son and lesbian chickens all make perfect sense.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NASA's Project Blue Beam & Media Hype of UFOs

I've been posting much about UFO's and aliens as has been permeating the media the past few months and years.  I decided that, though it is clear we are being visited by extraterrestrials and have been throughout history as denoted in ancient artifacts and centuries old artworks, murals and embroideries, I have to disclose something else.  That is that NASA's Project Blue Beam has also been rearing its head in various forms such as through HAARP's Norway Spiral in December 9, 2009 and other incidents.   That's not good news.

The fact the main media has been hyping up UFO stories is a sign the government plans on exploiting the world's awakening as such in a power grab.  It makes perfect sense that as people become shocked from their religious foundations to the knowledge of extraterrestrials and other real cultural shifts such discoveries bring about, the evil powers at be will attempt to manipulate it to their own advantage.

Project Blue Beam's allegedly been around since the 1980's. These are the alleged steps to be implemented of Project Blue Beam as stated on RationalWiki:

Step One

Step One is the breakdown of all archaeological knowledge. This will apparently be accomplished by faking earthquakes at precise locations around the planet. These locations will supposedly have fake "discoveries" to convince humanity that "new discoveries will finally explain to all people the error of all fundamental religious doctrines."

This ignores that fundamentalist religion has already been proven wrong in almost all details, but no-one cared then either, and that proving fundamentalists wrong only seems to encourage them.

Step Two

Step Two involves a gigantic "space show" wherein three-dimensional laser projections will be beamed all over the planet. These will take the shape of whatever deity is most predominant, and will speak in all languages. At the end of the light show, the gods will all merge into one god, the Antichrist. Apparently people will think this is their god, rather than the more natural twenty-first century assumption that it is a particularly opaque Coca Cola advertisement.


Evidence advanced for this was a supposed plan to project the face of Allah over Baghdad in 1991, to tell the Iraqis to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Of course, those primitive, ignorant non-Western savages wouldn't have had television or advertising, and would never guess it was being done with mirrors.
 
The light show can supposedly be seen in occasional tests, which manifest as unidentified flying objects.

This stage will be accomplished, apparently, with the aid of a Soviet computer that will be fed "with the minute physio-psychological particulars based on their studies of the anatomy and electro-mechanical composition of the human body, and the studies of the electrical, chemical and biological properties of the human brain." The computers are also capable of inducing suicidal thoughts. The Soviets are (not "were") the "New World Order" people. Why NASA would use a Soviet computer when the USSR had to import or copy its computer technology from the West is not detailed.

Step Three

Step Three involves making people think their god is speaking to them through telepathy, [note:  the government already has a telepathic device to wire into troops brains to give them commands] projected into the head of each person individually using low-frequency radio waves. The atheists will presumably hear an absence of Richard Dawkins.

Step Four

Step Four has three parts:
  1. Making humanity think an alien invasion is about to occur at every major city;
  2. Making the Christians think the Rapture is about to happen;
  3. A mixture of electronic and supernatural forces, allowing the supernatural forces to travel through fiber optics, coax, power and telephone lines to penetrate all electronic equipment and appliances, that will by then all have a special microchip installed.
Then chaos will break out, and people will finally be willing - perhaps even desperate - to accept the New World Order.

A device has apparently already been perfected that will lift enormous numbers of people, as in a Rapture. UFO abductions are tests of this device.

Project Blue Beam theorists believe psychological preparations have already been made, Monast having claimed that 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars and the Star Trek series all involve an invasion from space and all nations coming together (they don't) and that Jurassic Park propagandizes evolution in order to make people think God's words are lies.

Though this guy Bill Cooper doesn't believe in extraterrestrials and real UFO's he has some important information to offer about how the government plans on manipulating people with technology and to stage an alien invasion to promote their New World Order (world government) agenda.

I'm prepared to witness a lot of staged man made UFO events and the hype of something big happening.  In summary, extremely evil people who want to form a world government want to induce the masses to believe the Second Coming of Christ is at hand and will attempt to fulfill prophecy to introduce an anti-Christ. I will immediately recognize such staged events as Project Blue Beam and hope other educated people will do the same.  I do not doubt there is other life in the universe and we are being visited, but I also know there are extremely dark evil forces in our world that will want to manipulate some people being shaken from their religious foundation beliefs.

 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My New Blog Talk Radio Broadcast Debut About Rap Music & Eminem

I thought I'd add another element to this blog with an accompanying radio broadcast from a great new site www.BlogTalkRadio.com.  My first broadcast I Just Had To Go Open My Big Mouth (the widget at right in the menu blog) addresses a recent personal experience with a rap fan on the streets of San Francisco.  The broadcast begins and ends with some of my singing background vocals with 5th Dimension (Marilyn McCoo) and  Dionne Warwick tunes and then goes into the horrors of my experiences with rap music and of my early exposure to pop music.

I hope to evolve into having interviews with people over various topics of interest.  There's plenty to explore going on here in San Francisco to talk about.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ancient Evidence of UFO's & Aliens Is Plentiful

I wanted to provide some of the historic evidence of UFO's and aliens on record.  I'll start off with some of the latest to the oldest.

UFO Coin, 1680
French Medal
commemorating a
wheel like object
UFO sighting  

The Madonna with Saint Giovannino - above Mary's left shoulder is a shining, or glowing, disk shaped object. A man and his dog can clearly be seen looking up, perhaps in wonder, at the floating object in the composite below. Painted in the 15th century, Palazzo Vecchio lists the artist as unknown; although it is attributed to the Lippi school. 



Upon closer inspection, the man seems to be looking away from the UFO, behind him and over his shoulder. Or, more likely, the notably out of place object may be imagined floating above the ground between them. From either perspective, could Mary be seen as blocking the two babies from the flying saucer or man's view? The dog certainly glimpses the hovering object - with it's mouth open, could even be said to be barking at it. But what is that dark, sparkling, disassembled figure beside them - a demon, a dwarf, or an ethereal being? 
A clear body, legs, head and tail can be made out. Could this represent a type of alien, known to the artist? Also, Mary's halo seems a bit shadowy: more like a vaporous disc than a ring of light - darker inside, smoky.

The Baptism of Christ
Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge, England
Painted in 1710 by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder
depicts a classic, hovering, silvery, saucer shaped UFO
shining beams of light down on John the Baptist and Jesus.
What could have inspired the artist
to combine these two subjects? 



15th Century Tapestries - French Basillica Notre-Dame in Beaune, Burgandy.
Both depicting the life of Mary, hat shaped objects can clearly be seen in the sky.
The above is entitled "The Magnificat" - the below tapestry's title is unknown. 


These images from the 12th century manuscript "Annales Laurissenses" 
(Latin for "volumes" or "books" about "historical and religious" events) 
depicts the Saxon siege of Sigiburg Castle, France, in the year 776. 
The Crusaders had the medieval French completely surrounded 
when the "flaming shields" suddenly appeared in the sky; 
(the manuscript reports this as being over a church). 
Assuming the French were being protected, 
the Saxons fled in fear from the UFOs.

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Ancient Evidence

This highly odd figure which seems to be wearing a suit was found in Kiev and is apparently dated at around 4,000 BC. source



A drawing found in Temple of Abydos, it seems to depict a helicopter and submarine and other air craft. Dated at 3000 years old. source




Located in Iraq, these sculptures seem to have reptilian type heads. Dated from around 5ooo-4000 B.C. source





The "lizard man" engravings. source





The Lolladoff plate, discovered in Nepal, appears to depict a humanoid being resembling a "grey", and a UFO type object at the center. Dated 7,000 BC. source

[note:  LOL, look at that little alien there on the disk!  Hilarious]



Because these figures are made of gold, they are hard to date, but it's certain that they are least 1000 years. Estimations place them between 500 and 800 CE. They were found around Central America and coastal areas of South America. For anyone who knows anything about aeronautics these items are simply mind blowing. They depict undoubtable knowledge of aeronautics. In the last picture you see scaled up models of these figures, three German model enthusiasts, Eenboom, Belting and L├╝bbers, have constructed a propeller-driven and jet-engine driven scale models of these figures, and they flew beautifully, compare them with these model RC jets. The source for these pics is the Ancient Aliens series 2010.









This drawing depicts a UFO sighting over Hamburg, Germany on the 4th November 1697. These mysterious objects were described as "two glowing wheels". source




This is an illustration from a book entitled "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Admiral Blaeu. It depicts a UFO sighting made by two Dutch ships in the North Sea in 1660. source




This picture by Samuel Cocciu depicts large black and white spherical UFO's over Basel, Switzerland in 1566. Notice the reaction of the people. source





An illustration from a book titled "Ume No Chiri (Dust of Apricot)" published in 1803. A "foreign ship and crew" witnessed at Haratonohama, Japan this strange object, said to be made of iron with weird letters inside the ship - shown in the drawing. source





This peculiar illustration showing a spherical type UFO in the sky, comes from the french book "Le Livre Des Bonnes Moeurs" by Jacques Legrand, dated 1338. source



This tapestry is titled "Summer's Triumph", created in Bruges, 1538, located at the Bayerisches National Museum. Here we see odd saucer/disk type UFO's in the sky above the horizon. source

This Crucifixion piece is located in the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of Mtskheta, Georgia, on one side of the grave of Sidonia. Other variations of the crucifixion done in byzantine style show these objects as the Sun and the Moon. source

This 14th century painting is located in the Visoki Decani Monastery in Kosovo. The two objects on either side seem to depict flying crafts of some description, with people inside them. source More anomalous crucifixion art