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Baked and Awake is a Podcast about Cannabis, "Conspiracies", and You..

Join Host Steve Cominski for regular explorations of responsible and educated adult cannabis use, tips on working with the plant itself and enjoying your weed more than you ever thought you could. We also love to explore wide ranging topics from the philosophical, occult, and paranormal for a start. History, Politics, and Modern Technology inform the conversations at all times, as do our listeners. Tell us what you want to talk about at talktous@bakedandawake.com

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Baked and Awake is a Podcast about Cannabis, "Conspiracies", and You..

Join Host Steve Cominski for regular explorations of responsible and educated adult cannabis use, tips on working with the plant itself and enjoying your weed more than you ever thought you could. We also love to explore wide ranging topics from the philosophical, occult, and paranormal for a start. History, Politics, and Modern Technology inform the conversations at all times, as do our listeners. Tell us what you want to talk about at talktous@bakedandawake.com

    Dabpocalypse 2020 sometimes known as WA House Bill 2546

    Dabpocalypse 2020 sometimes known as WA House Bill 2546

    Baked and Awake
    Episode 098
    January 30th 2020
     
    WA Lawmakers attempt to enact what I’m now calling Dabpocalypse 2020 https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/washington-state-lawmakers-bring-bill-to-eliminate-cannabis-concentrates
    Sign the Petition to stop this insanity today: https://www.change.org/p/lauren-davis-stop-hb-2546-wa-state-propasal-to-ban-all-concentrate-above-10-thc/d?source_location=combo_psf
    They’re selling your Data. Who?  Everyone. But today it’s AVG Antivirus https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation
    A Reddit thread w over 700 comments on this same matter: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/euqlvk/leaked_documents_expose_the_secretive_market_for/
    Coming soon, a visit with Stellium7 of Unveiling a Titan. Twist one up and go do your homework by watching some of Mike’s mind expanding research today https://www.youtube.com/user/Stellium777
     
    Josh Kinkade’s Talking Hedge https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFX84kKLsbCC2S2bcWQUOg/featured
     
    Linkedin @JoshKincaid | Instagram @theTalkingHedge | Facebook @theTalkingHedgePodcast | Twitter @theTalkingHedge
     
    Email the WA Legislators who have signed off on HB2546 and politely ask them why they hate fun lmao
     
    Lauren Davis lauren.davis@leg.wa.gov (D-32) 
    Chris Corry chris.corry@leg.wa.gov (R-14) 
    Brad Klippert brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov (R-8) 
    Jeremie Dufault jeremie.dufault@leg.wa.gov (R-15)
    Christine Kilduff christine.kilduff@leg.wa.gov (D-28) 
    Paul Harris paul.harris@leg.wa.gov (R-17)
    Lisa Callan lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov (D-5)
    Mari Leavitt mari.leavitt@leg.wa.gov (D-28), 
    My-Linh Thai my-linh.thai@leg.wa.gov (D-41)
    Tana Senn tana.senn@leg.wa.gov (D-41)
    Sherry Appleton sherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov (D-23) 
    Tina Orwall tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov (D-33)
    Sharon Wylie sharon.wylie@leg.wa.gov (D-49)
    Laurie Dolan laurie.dolan@leg.wa.gov (D-22)
    Luanne Van Werven luanne.vanwerven@leg.wa.gov (R-42)
    Amy Walen amy.walen@leg.wa.gov (D-48)
    Kelly Chambers kelly.chambers@leg.wa.gov (R-25)
    Jenny Graham jenny.graham@leg.wa.gov (R-6)
    Bill Ramos bill.ramos@leg.wa.gov (D-5)
    Shelley Kloba shelly.kolba@leg.wa.gov (D-1)
    Gerry Pollet gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov (D-46)
    Debra Lekanoff debra.lekanoff@leg.wa.gov (D-40) 
    15 Democratic and 7 Republican Sponsors 
     
    My Email to the legislators, feel free to copypasta or edit to your liking: 
     
    Thank you for reading this email. I have a question regarding the proposed House Bill 2546 concerning limitations on potency of legal Cannabis Concentrates. At the top of the pdf of 2546 there is a statement concerning a 2019 study of psychosis patients' that showed a correlation between that mental illness and high potency cannabis concentrates. (Statement included in-line for clarity)  
     
    "The legislature finds that health professionals and researchers continue to find an association between the use of high potency marijuana and the occurrence of psychotic disorders. A 2019 study analyzed data from patients with first-episode psychosis and found that, compared with participants who reported never having used cannabis, "participants who used high-potency cannabis daily had four-times higher odds of psychosis in the whole sample, with a five times increase in London and a nine-times increase in Amsterdam." The study defined high-potency cannabis as a potency greater than ten percent. Further, the study found that its findings are consistent with previous evidence suggesting that the use of high-potency marijuana has more harmful mental health effects than use of less potent marijuana."
     
    My question is can I please be referred to a link where the cited study can be read, or if your office is in possession of digital copies can you provide this for me? As a follow up question, can you provide me with any other information about the bill,

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    Thermal imaging facial recognition tech and the real problem with 5G

    Thermal imaging facial recognition tech and the real problem with 5G

     
    Baked and Awake 
    January 17 2020
    Episode 097
    Thermal Imaging Facial Recognition, 5G, and Pandora’s Box
     
    https://onezero.medium.com/the-military-is-building-long-range-facial-recognition-that-works-in-the-dark-4f752fa713e6
     
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/01/china_isnt_the_.html
     
    https://foreignpolicy.com/channel/news/
     
    https://www.storyberries.com/the-paradise-of-children-or-pandoras-box/
     
    Pandora Thumbnail image is my own, taken of our Childcraft Stories and Fables Book, 1976 Edition
     
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    • 57 min
    Don’t worry, I never heard of Parallel Reality before, either

    Don’t worry, I never heard of Parallel Reality before, either

    January 8th 2020
    Baked and Awake 
    Episode 096
     
    Don’t worry, I never heard of Parallel Reality before, either
     
    Source:  Fast Company, via Slashdot
     
    Original Article by Harry McCracken (https://www.fastcompany.com/90443495/deltas-parallel-reality-airport-display-sounds-like-sci-fi-but-its-real
    Misapplied Sciences: https://www.misappliedsciences.com/



    Delta Airlines bought ($8million in a Series A) into a Redmond WA Based startup not at all ominously named Misapplied Sciences (MSFT Alums). Misapplied was operating in “Stealth Mode” (since 2014!) while building a new tech that Delta now intends to deploy ubiquitously throughout airports all over the world (presumably) that would create a new experience for its customers whereby the signage the traveler sees will be entirely personalized to each individual. From the story: “It’s almost limitless, the product map,” says COO Gil West. “Curb to gate, for things like wayfinding, boarding, upgrades, service recovery if your flight is delayed or canceled.” The tech accomplishes this seemingly miraculous feat by hyper focusing pixels on a special display, which depending on the viewers position will only beam specific images, colors, text (anything) to each individual user. Oh yeah, and AI and a bunch of video cameras mounted all over the place where the system is deployed. I choose that word for a reason.    The screens, still early versions of the tech- currently have some limitations on the number of different subjects they can display unique information for, but even these limits are staggering:  one iteration of the parallel reality screen can display unique information to 18,000 different points in front of it, while another is claimed to be able to split it’s display A MILLION times. I’m imagining billboards on roadways and window signs of businesses that deliver customized targeted ads.  I’m also envisioning dystopian “Public Service” displays that beam reminders and warnings to people who have forgotten to pay a parking fine, or might be in the midst of considering other mundane civil infractions like jaywalking, littering, parking in the load zone, jumping a mass transit turnstyle etc.  The Company’s CEO, in a quote for the Fast Company story said that “The system is agnostic to the tracking technology—all we need to know is a three-dimensional location that we want to send a piece of content to.” This statement I find concerning when referring to a technology that mostly relies on *many cameras being arrayed and networked together to follow the traveler around the airport so that the system can tell when someone is standing in front of one of the displays, and can then perform it’s magic. For the sake of clarity and in order to quell my initial weird feeling about this choice of words, I looked up the definition of agnostic: As applied it is an adjective, although a person can also be labeled “an agnostic” and in that case of course the word is a noun.  Sticking to the adjective however we find, per Google, that: adjective adjective: agnostic- Relating to agnostics or agnosticism. Synonyms: skeptical, doubting, questioning, unsure, cynical, unbelieving, disbelieving, nonbelieving, faithless, irreligious, rationalist, nullifidian. Nevertheless, further clarity may be gained by also reading the noun’s definition, which reads: “A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God” 
    Speaking of magic, I saw some (weed and paranoia fueled no doubt) red flags in the language chosen by the article’s author, over and above Misappllied’s CEO’s glib take on his responsibility to acknowledge the true scope of their tech’s wider applications. The article opens with c

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    George Washington's Visions- REMASTERED, NO SFX

    George Washington's Visions- REMASTERED, NO SFX

    Thank you for listening to this completely re recorded and re mastered reading of George Washington’s Visions for America. Analysis of this document will be performed in an upcoming show. Source: Originally shared to me by Rik E Shay of the Xirtus Tartary and The Watchmen Discord Servers. Sharing now with my gratitude. I guess we can call it a Prophecy- attributed to none other than the Foundingest of Fathers, known by everyone starting just now as The Neverliar, The Spirit of Virginia, the Mahogany Masticator, and The Delaware River Decamper! Indeed, our subject today is none other than the heavyweight champion of US Presidents, Mister George-No-Middle-Name-Washington himself. The vision that I am speaking of is one that came to Washington during the historic winter of 1777 while in “Winter Quarters” at Valley Forge with his army of Revolutionary soldiers. This was the same winter in which thousands of American volunteers, underpaid and underfed even at that early stage of the conflict- perished of cold and disease while trying to endure one of the worst winters on record since the peak of the Little Ice Age of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Now, I must hasten to qualify the assertion that the visions were one hundred percent for sure that of the then General of the Continental Army.- this vision is attributed to George Washington, but was not heard of before the time of it’s disclosure in 1859 by a then 99 year old Random Old Soldier named Anthony Sherman. Sherman was supposedly there in ‘77 for that bitter winter, one in which it was recounted many times that Washington would “Go to the thicket to pray”. The Old Soldier would recount his story before he perished, that the listener may record Washington’s Vision, which included a sweeping picture of the young nation’s future, marked by three terrible perils. Let’s turn to the story, first widely published in 1880, 29 years after that fateful encounter with the Old Soldier by William Bradshaw, in The National Tribune.. Resources: https://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/A-Short-Biography-of-George-Washington.pdf?x65350 http://americascomingjudgment.com/ProphecyNewsContent/Washington.html https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048007/iran-vows-harsh-response-to-us-killing-of-top-general https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/world/middleeast/us-troops-deployments.html Agnus Dei X - Bitter Suite by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.amazon.com/Agnus-Dei-X/dp/B00QGC7W3Y Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ROYCE! Check out my new official Web Store today where your secure purchases directly support the show, while shopping through online retailers you already trust: https://bakedandawake.com/the-shop DON’T CLICK THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/36towQy Our Glass Creations: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ourglasscreations My Website: www.bakedandawake.com Email me: talktous@bakedandawake.com Official Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bakedandawake My Peertube Channel: https://peertube.co.uk/accounts/baked_and_awake/video-channels Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevecominski Insta: https://www.instagram.com/baked_and_awake/ Episode ambient Music generously provided by Antti Luode (http://www.soundclick.com/AnttiLuode),http://www.soundclick.com/_mobileFrame.cfm?bandID=1277008 Additional Music Provided with permission by Northwest Grab aka https://summoningsickness.bandcamp.com Baked and Awake Discord: https://discord.gg/BKJ52JQ

    • 20 min
    George Washington's Visions for America

    George Washington's Visions for America

    Recorded January 3rd 2020
    Baked and Awake 
    Episode 094
    Intro by: ROYCE
    George Washington’s Visions for America
    My source:  This story was originally shared to me by Rik E Shay of the Xirtus Tartary and The Watchmen Discord Servers. 
    I could record an entire podcast soapboxing about my opinions on perpetual war and what it’s doing to not only the world but to America’s soul, but I don’t think anyone would listen to it, including yours truly, once I hit publish on such pointless mental [redacted], so I will spare us all. Nonetheless, the current headlines and the ill portent of the subsequent onslaught of WWIII memes on instagram today together struck a chord in my mind as I prepared to share a, I guess we can call it a Prophecy- attributed to none other than the Foundingest of Fathers, known by everyone starting just now as The Neverliar, The Spirit of Virginia, the Mahogany Masticator, and The Delaware River Decamper!  Indeed, our subject today is none other than the heavyweight champion of US Presidents, Mister George-No-Middle-Name-Washington himself. 
    The vision that I am speaking of is one that came to Washington during the historic winter of 1777 while in “Winter Quarters” at Valley Forge with his army of Revolutionary soldiers. This was the same winter in which thousands of American volunteers, underpaid and underfed even at that early stage of the conflict- perished of cold and disease while trying to endure one of the worst winters on record since the peak of the Little Ice Age of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Now, I must hasten to qualify the assertion that the visions were one hundred percent for sure that of the then General of the Continental Army.- this vision is attributed to George Washington, but was not heard of before the time of it’s disclosure in 1859 by a then 99 year old Random Old Soldier named Anthony Sherman. Sherman was supposedly there in ‘77 for that bitter winter, one in which it was recounted many times that Washington would “Go to the thicket to pray”. The Old Soldier would recount his story before he perished, that the listener may record Washington’s Vision, which included a sweeping picture of the young nation’s future, marked by three terrible perils.  Let’s turn to the story, first widely published in 1880, 29 years after that fateful encounter with the Old Soldier by William Bradshaw, in The National Tribune..
    Resources: 
    https://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/A-Short-Biography-of-George-Washington.pdf?x65350
     
    http://americascomingjudgment.com/ProphecyNewsContent/Washington.html
     
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048007/iran-vows-harsh-response-to-us-killing-of-top-general
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/world/middleeast/us-troops-deployments.html
     
    (**Altered samples) **Shofar Horn Sample Original clip from the Len Hummel YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3oexHn_KCY
    (Creative Commons Attribution & Youtube Standard licenses apply to non profit educational re-use) 
     
    Agnus Dei X - Bitter Suite by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://www.amazon.com/Agnus-Dei-X/dp/B00QGC7W3Y
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Eternal Father Strong To Save, by The Midshipmen Glee Club- Youtube Audio Library
    When Johnny Comes Marching Home by The Air Force Band of Liberty- Youtube Audio Library
    URL: https://www.biography.com/us-president/george-washington
    George Washington Biography
    Author
    Biography.com Editors
    Website Name
    The Biography.com website
    Access Date
    January 3, 2020
    Publisher
    A&E Television Networks
    Last Updated
    December 3, 2019
    Original Published Date
    April 2, 2014
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    • 41 min
    Mud Flood Chat Part Two with Philipp Druzhinin

    Mud Flood Chat Part Two with Philipp Druzhinin

    December 31 2019
    Originally uploaded to Youtube on December 28th 2019
    Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNqSs00ake8
    Today, noted Mud Flood and Tartaria Researcher Philipp Druzhinin returns to the podcast for his second remote visit. Philipp joins us once more today by teleconference from his home in Moscow, Russia. Many of you already know Philipp, but for those who don’t, he has been a Youtube Creator for almost ten years already, is one of the first people I discovered creating content around the Grand Tartaria Civilization, and has probably introduced the Mud Flood mystery to more people online than almost anyone out there. Back on November 17th of this year, Philipp and I recorded our first chat together, an event that I was visibly excited for if you happen to watch the recording over on my channel or Philipp’s, and he was kind enough not only to redundantly capture and record the meeting, but to share his copy of it with me when my own solutions and implementation failed me- and uploaded it to Youtube for his own audience as well.  Speaking of Philipp’s audience, thank you to all of those wonderful folks who have also subscribed to my channel in the days following the upload of that chat. Now, when you make your way over to Phil’s channel you will discover over 400 uploads, many of them from the past two years or more are focused on exploring, documenting, and explaining unusual architectural features in his local area of Moscow Russia, one of the most important and well known Cities in the former Soviet Union. Philipp has also traveled abroad in search of signs of Grand Tartaria, and even to challenge his own concepts of the Mud Flood and its plausibility as a phenomenon- and came away with some startling insights and compelling video evidence all along the way. So, if you’re watching this live with us, you’re not going to be able to pause me right now so go ahead and open another browser tab or open up your YT mobile app, go SUBSCRIBE to Philipp’s Channel under his own name (Spell Phil’s name) as well as his second, equally awesome channel, Mud Flood Advanced Research.  Hit that notification bell on both pages so Youtube can’t do their usual and find some way to avoid notifying you of new content from your own favorite channels, as they are wont to do! 
     
    Philipp Druzhinin Youtube Channel
     
    Mud Flood Advanced Research Youtube Channel 



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