December 12, 2014
In reference to the last post regarding the enforcement of marijuana laws on tribal lands:
Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands
Today, via this link, the Department of Justice, as reported by the LA Times has/will produce a “Memorandum” concerning the enforcement of marijuana laws on Tribal Lands which seems to say that they will not bother prosecuting Federal laws on marijuana anymore.
The Justice Department will generally not try to enforce federal marijuana laws on Native American reservations.
“The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General’s Subcommittee on Native American Issues.”
The policy comes on the heels of the 2013 Justice Department decision to stop most federal marijuana prosecutions in states that have legalized the possession or sale of pot.
I would caution everyone to be very slow to rush in and shout a victory has been won.
The Federal Government has a way of making you think you have won freedoms which in effect you have not as the regulations surrounding that freedom end up making you into a criminal over and over again. Kind of like the CBD bill in Kentucky which it turns out you can buy CBD (with no THC) online all day long and it is legal without a prescription! So why did we fight for the CBD bill? So that the Physicians, Pharmas, and other corporate and government entities can make money on the bandwagon to “legalize” on the backs of all of us.
This MEMORANDUM which personally I have not seen published yet, should be studied closely as to what it actually MEANS, not just what it seems to say.
First of all a memorandum from the Department of Justice does not mean they have REPEALED the statutes in existence at the federal level regarding marijuana. They can and likely will continue to interfere with marijuana production and sales.
This has been proven over and over again in all “legalized” or “medical” states that the Feds can and do still come in to support the “regulating” of the marijuana statutes.
As well, the U.N. has NOT at this point “repealed” any treaty regarding the use of marijuana in any form. They have “talked about” changing the way that the “drug problem” is handled. That being said, marijuana is still illegal. See these links:
So while the Reservations get ready for their “grand openings” at the cannabis casino that they have most likely already planned for, I hope that they realize that once again they may be giving away their sovereign rights via pending “legalization”…
It’s all in the semantics…
Read between the lines first…
It seems that things that I have thought of in the past are coming true to life now. Not to mention all the movies I have watched which predicted horrendous disasters including war, weather, biological catastrophes etc., Were they in fact intended to desensitize the people to the reality of things to come?
I grew up in Louisville, Ky., and I remember riots and violence when busing was started. I’ve seen KKK rallies – though never attended one. I remember watching the news with Walter Cronkite as well when we were in Vietnam. My father was a WWII Vet. My Grandmother died in the great “flu pandemic” of 1918 – so I never even met her as I was born much later in my parents life. I am also a recovering Catholic. God knows I loved that religion all my life until I was old enough to put 2+2 together and realize I was lied to about most everything.
It has always been said that “history repeats itself”. I hope that is not true because if it is we are in for another war like has never been seen before. WWII was supposed to be the War to end all War – In reality it was the beginning of what we are seeing today. I do not like to bring the “Bible” into my writings “per say” however the “Good Book” in all religious forms predicts global war and catastrophe near the end times. Can we stop it? Are we too late? Do we really WANT to stop it?
I tend to be somewhat satiric in some of the article’s I have personally written. That being said I believed every bit of it or I would not have written it in the first place. In some cases I wanted it to be entertaining as well but everything I have written had some thought behind it. Do you really want to see a change in the World?
Moving right along as I could get really long winded here and I know people do not have the time to read everything all the way through anymore – They are either too busy having to be a slave to a Corporation or a Slave to the “Indigent System”… My word of the day is PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE for the worst and PRAY for the World to come to it’s senses and lay down ALL of your ARMS.
DO NOT hand them over to anyone, but LAY THEM DOWN IN PEACE!
PEACE and cooperation is what the world needs now…
We have many more important things to deal with at this point than WAR!!! We have an entire planet to rebuild called “Earth”.
Everywhere I have looked since 2001 there has been some kind of either Biological disasters and Meteorological disasters, (who knows whether it is natural global warming or human waste, corporate waste and pollutants), Human suffering of indigenous proportions. Not to mention the Military, Prison, Pharmaceutical, Industrial Fascists nightmare that has been here since we were. And so of course I have to say that 2001 was not the start of the Global disaster we are seeing now. It started many moons ago. Sort of like the Good Lord, according to the Bible “he always was and always will be”(?)…Can we change the Earth?
Who started it all? I could theorize all day long but at the end of the day at this point it does not matter. It just has to stop. And stop quick. Or else the one’s of us who are lucky enough to still be able to watch the horror on TV will be next weeks news.
The laws of nature our not on our side at this point. Neither is the “law of the land”.
Another big problem is social media. Media in general is a problem in and of itself but FACEBOOK and all the rest of the “social networks” are causing more harm than good as cyber security carefully documents almost everything about our lives, minute by minute – second by second.
Gaming programs of most kinds are no more than a way to condition our kids via programming as they sit there and push buttons to kill people – taking away all of the emotional cause and effect of a “killing”.
After posting the story about the “Purge” in Louisville, KY last week and seeing all the hits that this story got I started to think about just how easy it could be to throw any area in the U.S. or even Worldwide into an unprecedented chaos just by “starting a social networking war” via comments and false statements.
Is this a planned joint venture between the governments to cause utter anarchy everywhere? A reason to bring down the Police State on everyone?
I have disconnected all social networking from my phone. The fact that I still feel the need to carry one at all bothers me. But until the electric goes out (and it will) I will continue to carry my cell phone – just in case I need to call or text somebody…
I have put together a few links which emphasize what I have been talking about above just to refresh everyone’s memory a little bit. I am sure you all know what is happening today, right?
“Never believe anything you read and only half of what you see with your own eyes” was something I was taught as a child which turned out to be the “truth” of all “truths”.
Nothing is as it seems on the surface. Like George Carlin said, “Teach your children to question everything…”
Rainbow Farm was a campground run by Tom Crosslin and his life partner Rolland “Rollie” Rohm and home to two controversial festivals, HempAid on Memorial Day and Roach Roast on Labor Day. The owner of Rainbow Farm supported the “medical, spiritual, and responsible recreational uses of Marijuana for a more sane and compassionate America” . Rainbow Farm was the focus of an intensive investigation by Cass County prosecutor Scott Teter. The investigation eventually came to a head in early September 2001 with the burning down of all the structures on the property and the shooting deaths of both Tom Crosslin and Rolland Rohm.
Prior to that was: *1995 Oklahoma City Bombing
The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a 16-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings,[4
*In 2004 came the Tsunami.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on Sunday, 26 December 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake. The resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, the Christmas tsunami and the Boxing Day tsunami.
*In 2005 came Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States.
*In 2006 came the Java earthquake.
The May 2006 Java earthquake occurred at 05:54 local time on 27 May on the southern coast of the island of Java, around 20 km (12 mi) south-southeast of the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta. The shock occurred at a shallow depth and was located just to the south of Mount Merapi, a stratovolcano (that was mid-eruption at the time) located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta. The large M6.3 earthquake caused a disproportionate number of casualties, with more than 5,700 deaths and 37,000 injuries, and very high financial losses (Rp 29.1 Trillion ($3.1B)). With a lack of instruments in the area, the shock was initially attributed with the (strike-slip) Opak Fault that lies to the east of the affected areas, but later InSAR analysis revealed that another previously unknown fracture was responsible for the sequence of shocks.
*In December of 2007 Benazir Bhutto, the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan was assassinated.
Benazir Bhutto ( بينظير بھٹو ), pronounced [beːnəˈziːr ˈbʱʊʈʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister himself who founded the centre-left, social-democratic Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
*In 2008 – 2009 was the Great Recession.
The Great Recession (also referred to as the Second Great Depression, Lesser Depression, the Long Recession, or the global recession of 2009) was a global economic decline in the late 2000s decade. The effects of this economic downturn are having a continued influence into 2014.
*2010 brought the “Arab Spring”.
The Arab Spring (Arabic: الربيع العربي, ar-rabīˁ al-ˁarabī) is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and surroundings. While the wave of initial revolutions and protests had expired by mid-2012, some refer to the ongoing large-scale conflicts in Middle East and North Africa as a continuation of the Arab Spring, while others refer to the second wave of revolutions and civil wars post 2012 as the Arab Winter.
*2011 Tohoku earthquake,
The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震 Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin?) was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 30 km (19 mi). The earthquake is also often referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan Earthquake (東日本大震災 Higashi nihon daishinsai?)[fn 1] and also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and the 3.11 Earthquake. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako in Tōhoku’s Iwate Prefecture, and which, in the Sendai area, travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland. The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m (8 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in), and generated sound waves detected by the low orbiting GOCE satellite.
*2012 In the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power.
Two severe power blackouts affected most of northern and eastern India on July 30 and 31, 2012. The 30 July 2012 India blackout affected over 300 million people and was the then-largest power outage in history, counting number of people affected, beating the January 2001 India blackout. The 31 July 2012 India blackout was the largest power outage in history. The outage affected over 620 million people, about 9% of the world population, or half of India’s population, spread across 22 states in Northern, Eastern, and Northeast India.
*In 2013, Benedict XVI resigns as pope, becoming the first to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is elected the 266th pope, whereupon he takes the name Francis and becomes the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere.
This is 2014.
Just sit down, shut up and think for a minute!
The World is in chaos as we speak.
I was going to add additional links here to the ongoing “news” around the World, but I really do not think it is necessary. Everyone that reads this has the same ability that I do to Google the news so I will end my rant here.
January 14, 2014
While sitting here thinking of my friends in pain who are trapped into slavery thru the Corporations they work for via “workplace drug testing”…who are condemned to use ONLY narcotics via the pharmaceutical industrial complex via so called “pain clinic’s” and doctors who are trapped in the prescribing business AND the drug screening business, which is equal to drug trafficking via legal means,
I am wondering why,
just why not say NO!
*The Feds cannot force you to take a drug test for employment. They can and do force drug testing upon “pain patients” and parolees which is another issue of it’s own.
This is done by the Corporations themselves. Insurance Companies are involved as well of course the Corporations who make the “testing kits” and at the same time they are making “pass your drug test kits” which people run out and buy in order to succumb to the Industrial and Insurance related Complex.
WE HAVE TO JUST SAY NO…
Our Father’s and Grandfather’s went to war and lost their lives for our freedom by the thousands, and I could start a whole new issue on that subject alone, but I will save that for another day.
The question here is are we willing to consume less to have more freedom?
We can effectively turn the prohibition around and “prohibit” them from invading our privacy, and entering our property without a search warrant, (symbolically), just by refusing or saying NO to their test.
I have never passed a drug test for Cannabis/Marijuana.
I also have never failed one for any other non-prescribed drug.
Do not worry about passing your next drug test.
DO start looking for other ways and means of making an income such as working for small privately owned companies which are few and far between but do still exist. You can also sub-contract yourself, or work independently.
If you are lucky enough that you have already obtained a job and passed your drug test then just hope like hell you don’t get picked on too soon.
If you have not found a job yet, then DO NOT work for a company which is telling you that you must succumb to “random drug testing” or “pre-employment drug testing”.
This could effectively be a type of “civil disobedience” which is actually legal to do. Again, “just say no” to drug testing.
If EVERYONE followed this one rule, it would not take long for “drug testing” to disappear much like the “inspection stickers” for vehicles in the 1980’s did in Kentucky when everyone was so poor they could not afford to make their vehicles pass the test. Eventually they gave up and ended it. (Just imagine what would happen if all these people could not pay their electric bill for one month. It is true that you would not have electric for that period of time but it is also true that the electric company would not be getting near as much income for that period of time). Most people CAN survive without electric for a month. That has been proven by the people themselves who have suffered loss due to storms, etc.,
If you are unemployable you have a reason to file for disability. Not that you will be approved, but just think of the paperwork put upon the SSA if everyone that failed a drug test filed for disability. And then when they do not approve it, appeal the decision. You can keep them “dancing” for a while – just depends upon how far you want to take it.
If they DO NOT end the drug testing at that point it could cause even more black market businesses to appear just for the fact that they can’t fill the Industrial Complex with legal worker’s.
The Industrial Complex cannot afford to loose it’s slaves so therefore I do not think it would take too long to accomplish the goal of ending “drug testing” policies.
And just like everything else the poorest of the people will be the one’s affected the most in this decision and have to suffer the “worse” before it gets better.
BECAUSE, they do not drug test politicians nor doctors or lawyers….
I guess it comes down to the sad fact whether or not you want to have freedom and live on beans and soup, or be a slave and eat commercial hamburgers.
I do not want to suggest that everyone absent mindedly quit their jobs tomorrow with no plans on how to sustain themselves. However, making alternative plans for an income is always a good idea regardless.
This has been “something to think about” ,
*According to Henriksson, the anti-drug appeals of the Reagan administration “created an environment in which many employers felt compelled to implement drug testing programs because failure to do so might be perceived as condoning drug use. This fear was easily exploited by aggressive marketing and sales forces, who often overstated the value of testing and painted a bleak picture of the consequences of failing to use the drug testing product or service being offered.” On March 10, 1986, the Commission on Organized Crime asked all U.S. companies to test employees for drug use. By 1987, nearly 25% of the Fortune 500 companies used drug tests.
**THC and its major (inactive) metabolite, THC-COOH, can be measured in blood, urine, hair, oral fluid or sweat using chromatographic techniques as part of a drug use testing program or a forensic investigation of a traffic or other criminal offense. The concentrations obtained from such analyses can often be helpful in distinguishing active use from passive exposure, elapsed time since use, and extent or duration of use.
***Drug testing in order for potential recipients to receive welfare has become an increasingly controversial topic.