Monday, December 5, 2016

Phoenix Rising

"Here the climax of the darkening is reached. The dark power at first held so high a place that it could wound all who were on the side of good and of the light. But in the end it perishes of it's own darkness, for evil must itself fall at the very moment when it has wholly overcome the good, and thus consumed the energy to which it owed its duration." - The I Ching: Ming I / Darkening of the Light (36).
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Here's what's currently on the radar:

The Case of the Bedbug Mattress (PPD No. 14-108502): It took all of 2015 to complete and process four complaints with the U.S. Department of Justice that were filed as the result of an incident that took place on or about October 28, 2014.

The Providence Police Department responded that night, and their timely intervention led to the decision to file complaints against the offenders.  The entire incident is recounted in detail via The Faceless MPs, a radio project that was recorded live in late 2014 for both Karmic Radio at Soundcloud...

...and The Living Mirror at Mixcloud.

All of the four complaints that were filed with the Justice Department were forwarded to the U.S. Department of Housing and Development for further review.  Moreover, while there is a final report due at the completion of the investigation in it's entirety, only one notification has been received from H.U.D.  A total of four complaints were filed with DOJ and forwarded to H.U.D.

The creation and execution of Operation DeathTrap, against the dealership known as CarHop (formerly of Cranston, RI), took place between March and November of 2016.
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At this writing, Operation Death Trap includes one successfully executed complaint of auto sales fraud that was filed through the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles against Car Hop in Cranston, RI.  In addition to getting my money refunded, on November 18, I was notified via unofficial channels that Car Hop closed up shop in Rhode Island.  That news marks the conclusion of Operation Death Trap as it relates to, but there is a strong possibility that their closing is not the end of that disgraceful saga.

On a more positive note, there are a few really good programs for beginning social media, coding and infosec enthusiasts who want to take their curiosity and ingenuity to the next level. The only way to take full advantage of them is to study and practice. Making time for both is at the top of my agenda

Until next time, be good and stay safe.

The Founder