Latest Post, Opinion

On This Labor Day, Let Us Finish The Work


Image may contain: 2 people, including Thomas Tony Vance, people smiling, eyeglasses and text

A country as wealthy as America should not have a problem with poverty.

We should have a basic income for all citizens as a right of citizenship. Eliminate the cap on Social Security taxable income and expand it to all adults. Start accounts for all newborns that they get when they finish school to get started in life. Four year college for all students who can, and tech school for those who can’t. We can do and afford it all if we only have the will!

There are a few countries that do this and similar stuff for their citizens. These countries weathered the recession better than we did!!! Check out Denmark, they do all kinds of stuff for their citizens and before you complain about high taxes think about this. Our companies are complaining that we have the highest corporate tax rate of all modern countries. So how do these countries do these things with low taxes? Simple, they do not let corporations weasel out of paying their fair share like we do.

The blowback I got from those who are well off, (remember 93% of our wealthy folks inherited their wealth), is that if people have a basic income they will not work, but if that is true why do military retirees, who can retire at 38 with a generous pension, still work? Why do social security recipients still work?

A basic income for all would allow us to eliminate the social safety net the rich seem to always complain about. Workers would not have to work to keep from starving and as a result businesses would have to bid for our labor instead of us begging them for a job! You wouldn’t hear about a minimum wage as I imagine the bidding for workers might eliminate that.

Sounds good on this Labor Day! Here’s a plan for taking back from Businesses’ and Corporation’s the dignity and value our work should produce. Here’s a plan for boosting the spending power of the poor and middle class and leaving behind the failed and greedy policy of Supply Side, or ‘Trickle Down’ Economics which has damaged our economy and brought about the latest version of the Great Recession.

Yep we can do it all if we only have the will. We can make this country live up to its promise as articulated by Franklin Roosevelt in his Four Freedoms. We have accomplished 3 of these freedoms, freedom of speech and worship, and freedom from fear. Now we have the power to accomplish the last of these freedoms, freedom from want. The mechanics are already in place. The tools are available to us. Let us make a better country and thereby a better world by finishing the work Mr. Roosevelt set us on some 73 years ago. Let us end poverty and financial inequality in America once and for all.

Msgt. Thomas Tony Vance

SOURCE

HEALTH, Latest Post, medical kidnapping

Prospective Neglect: The Case of Noah McAdams


A case of medical kidnapping…reblogged from https://herbal-training.com/2019/07/07/noah-mcadams/?fbclid=IwAR01amxLaj3l3dyTYEY0WodgFtag3MYhouSDyn0f2ushIxgUvve6tadMMZ4

#MedicalFreedomForNoah #BringNoahHome

Two hashtags that haunt my dreams, that I see everywhere, that I hope someday very soon, I never have to see, again.

I am the mother of Noah McAdams, and the stories you have seen on the news, only give you the tiny snippet of our lives that they want to share with you, to get ratings, so here I am, in full raw openness, to tell you from the beginning to where we stand (I will keep updated as best I can).

65032974_2311227252451545_4286433934717222912_n

PLEASE CONTINUE TO VIEW ARTICLE!

5G/SMART METERS, Latest Post

Bruce Cain: “Demand An End To 5G And Smart Meters …”


(It’s not just about Marijuana anymore…sk)

Bruce Cain 5.14.19

Above:  Bruce Cain gives testimony on 5G/Smart Meters before the Dearborn Heights City Council on May, 14th, 2019

What follows is my testimony on 5G/Smart Meters which I will be delivering before the Dearborn Heights City Council on April 23rd, 2019. I have tried to write this as a template so that “Stop5G” activists, throughout the planet, can use it when appearing before their own City Councils or other government entities. The time for talk and education is over. The time for action is now. Please share this widely.

I am part of Global Movement to Stop the deployment of 5G antenna’s and Smart Meters. So today I am here to do what I am encouraging activists, around the planet, to do: request that city governments convene public study sessions to alert their communities about the dangers of these technologies. Ultimately we want the deployment of 5G internet and Smart Meters to be stopped.

Both 5G and Smart Meters do not discriminate on the basis of color, religion or political affiliation. They do discriminate on the basis of age. Young children, with thinner skulls, will be far more susceptible to cancer, and other diseases, from EMF radiation.

Both technologies needlessly threaten the health and safety of our citizens. The effects of Dirty Electricity and EMF radiation are already causing Electro sensitivity, Cancer and other disease processes, even with 4G. For example in March 2019 the parents, in Ripon CA, have successfully forced Sprint to remove a cell tower, on the premises of a public school, where 8 students and teachers have been diagnosed with cancer.

=====
Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer
MARCH 25, 2019
https://mdsafetech.org/2019/03/25/cell-tower-to-be-removed-after-4th-ripon-student-diagnosed-with-cancer/

Students and Staff Have Suffered Other Illnesses at CA School with Sprint Cell Tower In Addition to 8 with Cancer
MARCH 31, 2019
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/students-and-staff-have-suffered-other-illnesses-at-ca-school-with-sprint-cell-tower-in-addition-to-8-with-cancer.html
=====

5G will have far great health impacts because (1) antenna’s will have to be placed every 2-10 homes and (2) the frequencies required by 5G have been documented to cause far greater negative health effects than the current 4G technologies.

There is also a 3rd reason that 5G will have more health impacts than 4G: perhaps the most important reason. Currently your cellphone, router, wireless phone etc. operates under 4G. You can take protective measures by placing these devices away from bed or simply turning them off when not in use. There is no way to protect yourself from 5G as you cannot simply turn off the antenna which will be 1-5 houses away from your home. Your home, workplace and car will be bombarded by 5G EMF Radiation 24/7, 365 days a year. There will be no way to protect your family members from 5G, period. It has also been estimated that homes, closest to the antennas, will result in property values dropping as much as 20%. No one is going to want to buy a house next to a 5G tower or antenna.

On February 7th, 2019, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. At the hearing members of the wireless industry admitted that no studies have yet been done on the health risks posed by new 5G wireless technology. So essentially the entire population of the United States is being subjected to a massive lab experiment. We are being relegated to the status of lab rats where there seems to be no consideration of the Precautionary Principle.

=====
At Senate Commerce Hearing, Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology’s Potential Health Risks
Thursday, February 7, 2019
https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/at-senate-commerce-hearing-blumenthal-raises-concerns-on-5g-wireless-technologys-potential-health-risks

Video of hearing
https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/videos/vb.449708748873722/2029074740729193/?type=2&theater

The precautionary principle (or precautionary approach) generally defines actions on issues considered to be uncertain, for instance applied in assessing risk management.[1] The principle is used by policy makers to justify discretionary decisions in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a certain decision (e.g. taking a particular course of action) when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. The principle implies that there is a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm, when scientific investigation has found a plausible risk. These protections can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that provide sound evidence that no harm will result.

Precautionary principle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precautionary_principle
=====

The challenge for local communities is that the FCC, our State Government and the Trump administration have taken away our right to refuse installation of 5G antenna’s every 2-10 homes. Similar legislation has also been passed in countries throughout the planet.

=====
Leaders of cities across the United States are objecting to a decision Wednesday (09/26/2018) by the Federal Communications Commission setting national limits on how local governments can regulate the installation of the next generation of wireless technology.

The new FCC rule curtails both how much municipalities can charge wireless carriers to install 5G antennas on publicly owned structures like light poles, and how long governments have to review carriers’ applications to deploy the technology. Under the federal regulation, carriers will pay a flat rate of $270 per small-cell antenna, compared to a national average of about $500 under a current patchwork of local ordinances that vary from state-to-state or city-to-city. Municipal governments will also have just 60 days to review applications for antenna installations, or 90 if a carrier wants to install an entirely new pole.

Cities object to FCC’s new rules on 5G rollout
https://statescoop.com/cities-object-to-fccs-new-rules-on-5g-rollout/
=====

=====
Michigan, S.B. 894
Signed by governor 12/12/18, Public Act 366
Senate Bill 637 creates the Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act, and Senate Bill 894 amends the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act to subject zoning ordinances to the proposed new act.
Mobile 5G and Small Cell 2018 Legislation (All States)
http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/mobile-5g-and-small-cell-legislation.aspx
=====

=====
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks.

Trump signs order to set U.S. spectrum strategy as 5G race looms
OCTOBER 25, 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-spectrum-trump/trump-signs-order-to-set-u-s-spectrum-strategy-as-5g-race-looms-idUSKCN1MZ2FG
=====

=====
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants U.S. companies to more quickly implement what’s called 5G wireless technology, the latest and greatest tech when it comes to mobile broadband. “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” tweeted Trump, who went on to imply the U.S. was falling behind due to policies preventing the adoption of wireless technology from companies abroad.

Trump Wants ‘5G’ and ‘Even 6G’ Wireless Technology ‘As Soon As Possible.’
BY PATRICK LUCAS AUSTIN FEBRUARY 21, 2019
http://time.com/5534983/trump-5g-6g/
=====

If I were to recommend one document on the dangers of 5G it would probably be the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space. It provides links to the following diseases that are effected by 5G EMF radiation:

Alteration of heart rhythm[12]
Altered gene expression[13]
Altered metabolism[14]
Altered stem cell development[15]
Cancers[16]
Cardiovascular disease[17]
Cognitive impairment[18]
DNA damage[19]
Impacts on general well-being[20]
Increased free radicals[21]
Learning and memory deficits[22]
Impaired sperm function and quality[23]
Miscarriage[24]
Neurological damage[25]
Obesity and diabetes[26]
Oxidative stress[27]

I will conclude with the wording of their petition which has been signed by over 63,000 signatories from 168 countries.

=====
We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL
Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal
=====

I would also encourage, both Council members and citizens, to join my Facebook Group: “Stop Smart Meters & 5G Dearborn Heights MI.

Once again I am requesting that our City Council convene a public study session to alert our community about the dangers of 5G and Smart Meters to our health and privacy. The role of government includes protecting our citizens from harm and surveillance within our homes. The Precautionary Principle must be employed to stop this nationwide lab experiment.

I have also written other essays on Stopping 5G and Smart Meters. In the comments you will find literally hundreds of additional links from which you can educate yourselves and your local communities.
The Complete Essays of Bruce W. Cain
https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1556031740

UPDATE:

So I show up at the City Council Meeting and the parking lot is empty. Turns out they cancelled the meeting because they didn’t have a quorum: enough present members to vote on anything. So it will be May 14th before I can address the council.

My original intent was to read through the document, which I found took about 6 minutes to read through. Most councils only allow 3 minutes for each citizen that wants to speak. I had then revised my strategy which may be helpful for other activists that intend to go before their City Councils to call for a public study session to educated the community. The point of this little exercise is to force both the Council and local papers to admit that 5G has inherent problems and needs to be stopped. This is much better use of time then just posting articles within various 5G groups. I mean the antenna’s are going up NOW.

The goal is to get the council to convene a public study session. So you first have to figure how many votes are required. In Dearborn Heights it is just 2 “yes” votes from the council.

So here is my revised strategy for May 14th.

1) My main reason for being here tonight is to call for special public session to discuss the health and privacy impacts of implementing 5G.

2) In the document (this document) I sent to the Council the negative health impacts of 5G have been explained. And perhaps the most insane aspect of this is the industry has admitted they have not tested the effects that will result from the huge increases in the amount of EMF radiation that 5G will represent. And the media has been virtually silent about the impact this could have on our health. Our community deserves to understand that 5G poses inherent health consequences to adults and even greater consequences for young children with thin skulls.

So now lets assume that our activists get a public hearing (study session) scheduled.

In my case I could probably do an hour presentation on 5G and Smart Meters. Or I could also employ some of the better videos where scientists lay out the problems with 5G. You might also be able to bring in a qualified expert to speak. In any case the goal is to fire up the community and get local press coverage.

Anyway these are my revised thoughts that should be helpful to other activists trying to raise awareness of the dangers of 5G AND Smart Meters. It may also be helpful to develop and outline what should be covered in a special public session along with a set of demands like “stop the roll out!”
Since I live in Dearborn, home of Ford Motor, I have also thought of inviting a spokesperson from Ford Motor to attend the public hearing. And when they don’t show up . . . that can be used as proof that Ford does not give a damn. After all the have billions riding on the rollout. Their driverless cars are dependent on it. I also recall the Ford Motor has rekindled its association with the Ford Foundation which has acted as another arm of the UN’s Agenda21 and Agenda2030.

Hope that helps. Again “all of us is all we need.”

SOURCE LINK

In addition:

57882273_2673879502628168_8449476413957865472_n

After about a year of investigating 5G and Smart Meters I find myself asking a strange question: Could these technologies be intended to depopulate large segments of the human population?   Both 5G and Smart Meters are the first technologies to be rolled out globally in fast succession. The Global Technocrats seems oddly unwilling to even consider the consequences to our health. Why is that? Are we humans REALLY willing to be forced down this rabbit hole by globalists that have, long ago, turned our republic into a globalist oligarchy. And to what lengths are we willing to go in order to stop it?  If you have not noticed this 4th Industrial Revolution is rising, in tandem, with gross violations of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments. To be more succinct this 4th Industrial Revolution is also violating every aspect of free choice: whether than be vaccines, Cannabis, GMO foods, exposure to radiation. They think they have us by the balls. I think we need to prove to them just how wrong they are. All of us are all we need. This ain’t no drill. The time to rise up is upon us — all of us.

https://articles.mercola.com/…/20…/05/11/5g-apocalypse.aspx…

Latest Post, Marijuana-Cannabis-Hemp

Kentucky Veterans Need Your Help!


49900567_1996985830336623_3799881506642460672_n

Are you a Veteran living in Kentucky who supports medicinal marijuana?

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

We’re asking that you attend the January 16th Veterans Executive Council (JECVO) Meeting. JECVO is an organization that represents 24 different Veterans groups.

JECVO June 2018.jpg

Above:  JECVO PAO Dave Jarrett, State Senator Dan Seum, KDVA Commissioner Benjamin Adams, JECVO Chairman Denzil Lile, and JECVO Vice-Chairman Jack Mattingly.

We will present council members with a resolution in support of cannabis and will ask that they voice support of our

Medical Cannabis Bill.

Veterans Organizations that will be there:

Air Force Association (AFA)

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)

American Legion (AL)

American Veterans (AMVETS)

Armed Forces E-9 Association (AFE9A)

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA)

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

Forty & Eight Association (40&8)

KY Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation (KVHOFF)

Korean War Veterans (KWVA)

Ladies Auxiliary Military Order Purple Heart (LAMOPH)

Marine Corps League (MCL)

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)

National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS)

Navy Leagues of the United States (NLUS)

Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)

Operation Stand Down (OSD)

Owensboro-Daviess County Veterans (OCDV)

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

Pearl Harbor Commemorative Association (PHCA)

Task Force Omega KY (TFO)

United Auto Workers Association (UAW)

Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky (VMPK)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

More information at this link:
https://veterans.ky.gov/otherprograms/Pages/JECVO.aspx

Latest Post, Marijuana-Cannabis-Hemp

Kentucky Will March To The Capital, Once Again…


gatewood rainbow farm

Rainbow Farm was located in Vandalia, Michigan & was a cannabis friendly community. They had great concerts & speakers. The government came in later & killed the owners & stole the farm from the legal birth right of the son, Robert, 1 week before 9-11 (September 3rd & 4th,2001). Tom Crosslin & Rollie Rolhm were the owners & each one of them were systematically gunned down & tortured after being out numbered 300 to 1. In order to stop a memorial day concert, that was to start a signature campaign to legalize cannabis in the state of Michigan.

                                          ——————————–

1/13/2019

ShereeKrider

The Country as a whole has come a long way since the incident above in 2001, but it still has a very long way to go.  We have 11 “legalized States” and 33 “medicinal States” to date according to NORML.  More than the majority of Americans believe it should be made “lawful”.  Many sick people including children are suffering needlessly and we have the ability to help rectify the situation.

We should not still have to be going to the Capital in Frankfort to beg for something that we should have had in Kentucky more than seven years ago.  In fact, it never should have been “unlawful” to possess in the first place.

Gatewood Galbraith, “The greatest Governor that Kentucky never had”, spoke to this issue many times and had he been elected we would not still be in this same fight today.  He said, “You have got to get political.  Because if you don’t get political then I’m gonna die in the streets!” 

The number of people who are dying in the streets has exponentially increased in the past 5+ years in earnest.  The crisis was started by the Government and their Pharmaceutical cronies who promoted highly addictive opioid drugs for daily use to patients who were suffering and  they bit the bait.  After everyone was sufficiently addicted to the pharmaceuticals the Government claimed an “opioid crisis” and immediately withdrew these needed medications by way of intimidating the Physicians and forced drug testing to the point that the Medical Establishment could no longer take the chance of losing their Practice’s, and so they immediately withdrew needed medicines from Patients who legitimately needed them, as well as other’s who had become addicted for other reasons – and there are many reasons…  This in turn caused people to literally die in the streets due to a dire need to medicate and the ample supply in the streets of much more potent and deadly drugs than what the Physicians had been prescribing them to begin with.

Some of us were strong enough and smart enough to turn to Cannabis which saved our lives, even though it is illegal.  A lot of us have lost close friends and family members to this ‘war on drugs’.  Many of us grieve daily because of it.

There have been Senators, Representatives and Citizen Activists, working hard to see Cannabis regulation and lawfulness is passed in the very State that in WWII the Government pleaded with people to grow Hemp for their War efforts.  The people responded to their requests in a time of need.  However, the Government turns their heads the other way when the Citizens request that they help them establish a safe and lawful way to use Cannabis, medically and otherwise.  Not only would this help the multitudes of patients who direly need this medication, it would also establish a lawful product that can be taxed and used for the greater good of the State we reside in, including new businesses and employment.  As a result, even those who chose not to partake in Cannabis would benefit from the legalization and taxation of the  product – much like alcohol – with much less lawlessness than alcohol promotes…

It would establish a lawful alternative to Alcohol and Tobacco and other illicit drugs, such as street level opioids which are destroying families and responsible for unending deaths even as we speak.  Yet, to date, our Kentucky Government has refused to act upon this issue. 

Why has Kentucky Government taken such a path in governing of the people?

“Petrochemical-Pharmaceutical-Military-Industrial-Transnational-Corporate-Fascist-Elite-Bastards”  LINK

For a more in-depth read on why and how our Country has fell into the hands of the NWO you can view this LINK.  “The Elkhorn Manifesto” is an archived page of the Kentucky Marijuana Party, written in 1996 by R. William Davis, and collaborated with Gatewood Galbraith. 

Here we are, once again, in the year of Our Lord, 2019, begging for our leaders to hear our plea’s.  And once again, they will try to ignore us! 

As far as I am concerned, the lawfulness of Cannabis should first have been rightfully returned to the people through REPEAL of Federal Treaties and Statutes which made it unlawful to begin with.  Possibly as far back as the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act.  However, the situation has been taken into the hands of the individual States and their “States Rights” because the Federal Government refused to stand up for the rights of our people.  Instead they have enlisted a “New World Order” to do their dirty work which seeks to contain society at large – world wide control of the masses, control of all plants, food, medicines,  WATER, etc., to be placed under strict guidelines to which we must abide by the rules or suffer the consequences.

We have become damned if we do submit to the law and damned if we do not follow it as well. 

There is  research already out there and patients are being helped and in some cases literally saved from an early death by using Cannabis.  Many people have been saved from addiction by using Cannabis. 

We cannot wait another year to change the Cannabis Statutes in Kentucky.  We need it now.  We needed it 20 years ago.

There are currently two Bills in Kentucky Legislature – one in Senate and one in the House.  Both bills should be passed and this is my reasoning for this:

SB 80 / Dan Malano Seum / Establishes the “Department of Cannabis Control” which will oversee lawful consumption of Cannabis in Kentucky by adults 21 and over.  This Bill gives limited and controlled freedom back to the people in that it does allow for growing on our own property and consumption as well as sets the stage for business to be lawful throughout Kentucky.  This legislation could be enacted fairly quickly and jumpstart the economy here.  It is imperative that we implement this legislation this year if we seek to make our State livable again.

HB 136 / Establishes a very strict “Medical Cannabis” bill for bonified Patients.  Because of the nature of illnesses and the fact that many Children could be served by this Bill it is imperative that “medicinal Cannabis” be made available in Kentucky to those who are in need, medically, whether they be adult or child.  Many people who are not familiar with Cannabis and it’s use would serve to be protected as patients by this medical legislation.  The problem is that with the measures necessary to comply with the Bill as it is written it would most certainly be a slow process to set up across the State and reach all patients equally.   However, we should proceed immediately on this Act as well.

Additionally, a drug-free workplace Bill for the use of legal Hemp CBD products, currently sold on the open market:

SB 83 / Perry B. Clark “Shauna’s Law”  Relating to a drug free workplace / Seeks to mandate an appeals process for those employer’s who enforce drug-testing upon their employee’s which will address those persons who have been found in violation of the drug-free workplace policy by testing positive on random drug screens for legal Hemp products such as CBD.  It would set aside that violation if proven that a legal product had been used.  This Bill must be passed in order to preserve the integrity of the Hemp market as well as employee’s rights.

IF our Legislator’s  and Governor do not seek to enact the Bill’s which we as a People have requested  for our health and well-being in general, then the political system of the Commonwealth of Kentucky needs to be immediately and completely changed and replaced.  This would also include other issues of great importance in Kentucky such as the Pension Crisis.

The corruption in Kentucky runs far and wide and seeks to be ended this year.  The time is now for change…not later.  We cannot wait another year to be lawful!

7976961615_e1457307a6_m

http://antiquecannabisbook.com/Appendix/AppendixC.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1ggjadAnSg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Crosslin

http://rainbowfarmcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5moSy-Ooouk&t=294s

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44148519.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5312634/

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/19RS/HB136/bill.pdf

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/19RS/SB80/bill.pdf

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/19RS/sb83/orig_bill.pdf

https://norml.org/states

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherburnham/2018/06/29/kentucky-retirement-systems-a-case-study-of-politicizing-pensions/#514247ce299a

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp_in_Kentucky

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatewood_Galbraith

https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/10/26/rights-and-freedoms-may-in-no-case-be-exercised-contrary-to-purposes-and-principles-of-the-united-nations-how-the-united-nations-is-stealing-our-unalienable-rights-to-grow/

Latest Post, Save Our Freedom

Free Speech is essential if we expect to continue to live in a Free Republic. This should concern everyone!


Image may contain: 1 person, text

October 11, 2018

Bruce CainNew Age Citizen

How Facebook (FB) is influencing the 2018 Election by censoring Anti-Globalist users for baseless accusations of “hate speech”

Summary:

This morning, (10/09/2018), I found my FB account suspended for 30 days (right past the November Election), for the baseless accusation of “hate speech.” And it was over a post I made nearly a year ago. It was not “hate speech” though it was an actual comment that I had made. Unlike earlier FB suspensions it is not just that I cannot comment, or post articles, for 30 days. I cannot even see my Facebook homepage or even read other peoples posts.

As you will see FB is censoring our free speech while offering no timely appeal. In effect FB is violating our 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech by taking the role of “judge, jury and executioner.” And as you will read there appears to be no timely method by which I can defend myself against this false accusation of “hate speech.” And now that FB has a user based of 3 Billion — 10 times the population of the United States — these violations of our free speech must be addressed.

Over the past several years I have written over 240 Facebook Notes that would position me as an Anti-Globalist which is my right. And just as Justice Kavanaugh was rightfully angry about accusations of “rape” and “sexual misconduct — without any corroborating evidence — I am similarly angry about being accused of “hate speech.” And I even angrier that my account has been suspended and there appears to be no way to challenge the accusation.

Why is it that we have endured 2 years of accusation of “Russian Influence” — over our elections — when Facebook is also trying to influence the elections by censoring those of us opposed to a Globalist Agenda of Open Borders, Gun Confiscation and so much more. Facebook has been stuffing our feeds with Open Borders propaganda, through FWD, for years. More recently they are stuffing our feeds with globalist propaganda through “Facebook Watch” — which now use videos to influence public opinion.

This is not about me. This is about the mass censorship of anything that challenges to Globalist Agenda: an agenda that FB wholeheartedly supports through its mass posts and the censorship of those (like me) that question it. What this is reallyy about is Mass Censorship of our 1st Amendment Right to Free Speech. This should concern everyone.

The Details of my 30 Day Suspension from Facebook:

So this morning I went to my Facebook Page. Instead of seeing my FB Page I found that I was suspended for the unfounded accusation of “hate speech.” I am completely cut off from even seeing my FB page — not just from commenting on posts appearing on my page.

Here is what appeared on my FB page:

This post goes against our Community Standards
Only you can see this post because it goes against our standards on hate speech.

{This was the post in question — from basically a year ago}

KR: Actually they look at it much like the Greeks and Roman’s did: the guy getting it in the ass is gay, the guy sticking it in the ass is not. Of course we all know the truth of the matter: they’re all a bunch of faggots. LOL.

We just saw a reminder of this in Dearborn about a month ago where a young boy was sexually hazed by other Muslim boys at Fordson High School. Thankfully the students protested this which is good. What is not good is that as Islam becomes more entrenched within a “host country” this shit just gets worse and worse in proportion to their numbers Vs the non-Muslim host populations.

This temporary block will last 30 days, and you won’t be able to post on Facebook until it’s finished.
If you post something that goes against our standards again, your account will be blocked for another 30 days.
Please keep in mind that people who repeatedly post things that aren’t allowed on Facebook may have their accounts permanently disabled.

This was a response to an article that appeared in the Detroit Free Press, nearly a year ago, where a High School Student was sexually hazed at Fordson High School whose student population is about 95% Middle Eastern and also about 95% Muslim. I know the post was a year old because I looked up the article.

=====
Dearborn schools investigate alleged hazing at Fordson High School
Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press Published 9:48 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2017
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/10/13/dearborn-schools-hazing-fordson-high-school/760964001/
=====

Having grown up in Dearborn this really concerned me. The vast majority of Muslims are great people. But in recent years we are seeing evidence of more Muslim Refugees moving in as evidence by a minority of women in Burka’s — full body coverings. I have lived in Dearborn all my life — nearly 60 years — and I had NEVER seen a woman in a full Burka till about 3 years ago. I find this concerning as it is evidence of new arrivals that are much more “orthodox” than the Lebanese Muslim population which arrived as early as the 1880’s.

Are we all Kavanaugh’s now? Are we to endure being accused of “hate speech” without ANY recourse? Is it really OK for FB to become our judge, jury and executioner with absolutely no recourse? Because that is what is happening.

Right after I found myself blocked I found a contact number for FB and made a call which was answered by a male that works in India. He said someone would call back around 8:30 and someone actually did call back about 30 minutes later. But when I picked up the phone there was dead silence despite me saying repeatedly “is there anybody out there?” After about 30″ the phone disconnected. I called again [(888)226-0016] a few minutes after 9:00 AM and, once again, they said someone would contact me. It is nearly 10:45 AM and no called so I called them back.

Now it gets weird. The FB Tech asks me for my email address. Fine. Then he sends this to my email address — I suppose to confirm the accuracy of the address.

=====
Facebook
<security@facebookmail.com>
10:45 AM
To Bruce Cain
Quick reply allReplyForwardDelete

Facebook

Hi Bruce,

We received a request to reset your Facebook password.

Click here to change your password.

Alternatively, you can enter the following password reset code:
835511 {Not the actual code, by the way}
Didn’t request this change?
If you didn’t request a new password, let us know.

[Change Password] {Modal window button to link?}
=====

Next I reiterate that I WAS NOT HACKED. THAT WAS MY POST FROM A YEAR AGO. CHANGING MY FB PASSWORD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY FAKE “30 DAY” SUSPENSION FOR “ALLEGED” HATE SPEECH.

So next he asked me to open a new tab and type in “www.helpme.net” and here is the text from that webpage:

=====
Be cautious if you receive unsolicited requests to access your computer.
Only join support sessions with people you recognize and trust. Report abuse

Establish Support Connection
Type your name and the Support Key received from your Technician and click Continue to proceed.
Your Name: _____ Support Key: _____

https://www.fastsupport.com/
=====

So I read the text and said to him:

“Why would I give you access to my Laptop, when what you really need to do is withdraw the “hate speech accusation” and let me access my Facebook Page. I see no reason for you to have direct access to my PC. Why would you need to do that?”

There was a brief pause on the line. Then he hung up on me. It is now 12:30 PM and I have not received any follow up call. So at the moment my right to free speech remains violated by FB. I am not happy about this.

Defending my post from a year ago:

=====
{This was the post in question — from basically a year ago}

KR: Actually they look at it much like the Greeks and Roman’s did: the guy getting it in the ass is gay, the guy sticking it in the ass is not. Of course we all know the truth of the matter: they’re all a bunch of faggots. LOL.

We just saw a reminder of this in Dearborn about a month ago where a young boy was sexually hazed by other Muslim boys at Fordson High School. Thankfully the students protested this which is good. What is not good is that as Islam becomes more entrenched within a “host country” this shit just gets worse and worse in proportion to their numbers Vs the non-Muslim host populations.
=====

(1) Why suddenly has FB accused me of hate speech for something I posted about a year ago? I know it was about a year ago because I was responding to an article that appeared in the Detroit Free Press in October of 2017. Is this an attempt to influence the 2018 Mid-term elections by censoring those of us that see the only meaningful “binary choice” is to support republican candidates in November? And unlike Russian influence allegations the proof is right in front of our eyes.

(2) “Actually they (a minority of Muslim supremacists that nearly define the term “toxic masculinity”) look at it much like the Greeks and Roman’s did: the guy getting it in the ass is gay, the guy sticking it in the ass is not.”

The fact of the matter is the large influx of Libyan immigrants, into Europe, has resulted in a huge increase in the gang rape of Non-Muslim women. This has been well documented, from London to Stockholm, despite the denouncement by globalist media. That is why Hungary, Italy, England and France are electing those that want this stopped. It is also largely why Trump won in 2016 and why England voted for Brexit. People feel that they are being invaded by fighting age Muslim men that ARE committing atrocities against Non-Muslim Women.

And my comparison of these Muslim Supremacists to Greek pedophiles is also accurate:

=====
The ancient Greeks did not conceive of sexual orientation as a social identifier as modern Western societies have done. Greek society did not distinguish sexual desire or behavior by the gender of the participants, but rather by the role that each participant played in the sex act, that of active penetrator or passive penetrated.[6] This active/passive polarization corresponded with dominant and submissive social roles: the active (penetrative) role was associated with masculinity, higher social status, and adulthood, while the passive role was associated with femininity, lower social status, and youth.[6]

Homosexuality in ancient Greece
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_ancient_Greece
=====

And Child Marriage, pederasty and homosexual rape are common in many Muslim Countries. By no means am I saying all Muslims engage in this. But facts are facts as this article reports:

=====
Some Muslims are fond of condemning western morality – alcoholism, nudity, premarital sex and homosexuality often being cited as examples. But Muslims do not have a monopoly on morality. In the west, child marriages and sex with children are illegal. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many Muslim countries.

I recently saw the documentary on the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. It exposed an ancient custom called “bacha bazi” (boy for play), where rich men buy boys as young as 11 from impoverished families for sexual slavery. The boys are dressed in women’s clothes and made to dance and sing at parties, before being carted away by the men for sex. Owning boys is considered a symbol of status and one former warlord boasted of having up to 3,000 boys over a 20-year period, even though he was married, with two sons. The involvement of the police and inaction of the government means this form of child prostitution is widespread.

The moral hypocrisy is outrageous in a country where homosexuality is not only strictly forbidden but savagely punished, even between two consenting adults. However, men who sodomise young boys are not considered homosexuals or paedophiles. The love of young boys is not a phenomenon restricted to Afghanistan; homosexual pederasty is common in neighbouring Pakistan, too. In my view, repression of sexuality and extreme gender apartheid is to blame.

Child marriage and pederasty are tolerated in Muslim societies where homosexuality is strictly condemned (Sat 24 Apr 2010)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/apr/25/middle-east-child-abuse-pederasty
=====

So that is my defense against FB accusing me of hate speech.

I am not condeming all Muslims.
I am not racist or Islamaphobic —
as I do not condemn all Muslims on the transgressions of a few. Like Martin Luther King I do try to judge each individual by the content of their character.

But FB has no right to censor me for 30 days — past the Mid Term Election — because I bring up a few inconvenient facts.

(1) There are a minority of Muslim Men that rape young boys, but who do not see themselves as gay. Fact.

(2) Child Marriage, pederasty and homosexual rape are common in many Muslim Countries. Fact.

Suspending my FB account for 30 days over something I said a year ago is highly suspect. Why now? Why do I have no recourse to challenge the accusation?

I do understand why Kavanaugh was so angry when falsely accused of “rape” and “sexual misconduct.” And I am equally angry that FB is falsely accusing me of “hate speech” when that is not the case.

Instead of Russian influence in our elections what we really need to investigate, and resolve, is the attempts by Big Tech (Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube etc.) to influence the 2018 Mid-Term elections by censoring those of us that oppose their Globalist Agenda. Our republic cannot sustain itself if our 1st Amendment Rights continue to be under siege.

The very reason our founders made Free Speech — the first Amendment to the US Constitution — is because our republic is predicated on our right to freely discuss the issues of the day. If we continue to allow Globalist Big Tech to violate that right our republic is put in peril. The solution is obvious to me. All the Globalist Big Tech Platforms must be reduced to the status of utilities. And just like the phone utilities cannot censor what you say on the phone the Big Tech Platforms should no longer be able to censor what you say on thier platforms. There should be few exceptions and there must be a mechanism to quickly review and challenge any suspension from their platforms. If that does not occur soon it seems we either accept our slave status or revert to the 2nd Amendment. And I don’t EVER want to see it go there. It should not be necessary in a free society. But if Big Tech continues along this path there may be no real alternative. And that would be a sad day for our republic.

Let me emphasize our current plight with a quote from our first President, George Washington.

=====
“For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”

George Washington, address to the officers of the army, Newburgh, New York (March 15, 1783); reported in John C. Fitzpatrick, ed, The Writings of George Washington (1938), vol. 26, p. 225.
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech

=====

Real time updates.

I called FB again (1:15 PM) and the Indian Woman (Tech Support, Stockton CA) said someone would call me shortly.

1:30 PM
I attempt to login to FB and am now able to view my FB page. But when I click on “Like” to a comment I am blocked. So I can now see my page but cannot interact and get the following message.

This Feature is Temporarily Blocked
You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature. For more information, visit the Help Center.

To keep from getting blocked again, please make sure you’ve read and understand Facebook’s Community Standards.
The block will be active for 29 days and 21 hours more.
If you think this doesn’t go against our Community Standards let us know.

I click on the “let us know” link and get the next message:

Facebook Blocks
To help keep Facebook safe, we sometimes block certain content and actions. If you think we’ve made a mistake, please let us know. While we aren’t able to review individual reports, the feedback you provide will help us improve the ways we keep Facebook safe.
Please explain why you think this was an error

{Modal window appears allowing my response}

Thanks for taking the time to submit a report.
Learn more about what happens when you’re blocked or if your content was removed.

So I wrote in the following response:

“I was accused of “hate speech” this morning for a comment I made nearly a year ago. It is not hate speech and I demand to speak to someone to challenge the accusation. Please call me at (313) 274-7372 so we can discuss this issue.”

But when I hit the “Send” button I get the following message:

Could not process your request
We could not process your request. Please try again later.

I’m sorry but I have been trying to resolve this for the last 5 hours. The FB Techs hang up on me. And while I can see my FB page I am still suspended and unable to explain why this allegation of “hate speech” is an error.

In my 64 years I have never seen such an abridgment of our right to free speech. This should concern all of us. I have sent this message to a 3rd party so they can share it on FB. I encourage everyone that reads this article to repost this widely. What FB is doing is wrong and it must stop.

Free Speech is essential if we expect to continue to live in a Free Republic. This should concern everyone! Just saying.



Bruce Cain can be found on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98

Please be advised!  Opinions expressed in either submitted articles or comments belong solely to the writer/owner and are not necessarily the opinion of the website(s) owner(s).  They are presented in order to allow all opinions to be expressed fairly and equally.

HEALTH, Justice, Latest Post

NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: Once again it seems that you can’t grow Cannabis and treat licensed patients, even if Cannabis is “legal”…


NOVA SCOTIA CANADA:  Once again it seems that you can’t grow Cannabis and treat licensed  patients, even if Cannabis is “legal”.

At approximately 10:30am on September 5th, Rev. Daren McCormick and Rev. Kevin James were visited by the RCMP at which time they proceeded to search their property located in Loch Broom Nova Scotia Canada, where they were growing Cannabis for            Patients.  Rev. Kevin James explained to RCMP that they were licensed plants and who they belonged to.  The RCMP produced no warrant yet they proceeded to search both outside and inside their home.

They were  both incarcerated by the RCMP for growing, and trafficking Cannabis.  They both remained incarcerated for 24 hours before being released.  Rev. Kevin James was denied medication for seizures during the stay.

Over 1000 plants were taken by the RCMP as well as a small indoor  grow. Personal items of the two men were taken in the search such as legal documents, witness lists and an antique Bow that hung above the fireplace belonging to Daren’s Grandfather, a family     heirloom dating back to 1915 that yielded no threat to anyone.

The garden of Cannabis is estimated to be worth well over a million dollars plus and it has been destroyed.  You can’t give back a plant that was pulled from the ground in its natural growing state!

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, hat   Image may contain: 1 person, standing, sky, plant, tree, grass, outdoor and nature

WE OPERATE UNDER CANNATHEISM and our congregational collective is via the Church of the Universe: the Universe is our Church

37951157_10215451144886138_4076102690378088448_n

Untitled

Above:  The Global Incident Map publishes the bust.

Pictou RCMP dismantle grow-op, seize marijuana in Loch Broom

Image may contain: dog, plant, outdoor and nature

Above:  Rev. Kevin James Service Dog “Molly” was not charged in the raid!

He has also posted these status updates on Facebook concerning the events:

FROM ONE HONORABLE MAN TO ANOTHER

FOR POSTING US ON THIS MAP 🙂 DOES THIS MEAN WE MADE IT TO THE BIG BOY LIST LOL

FACEBOOK LAND OF CANNABIS ACTIVISTS AND OIL MAKERS AND HEALERS…

“Officers of the court have no immunity, when violating a constitutional right, for they are deemed to know the law”

I just read the search warrant they used to destroy the plants.

Daren Mccormick has 4 new cannabis charges, and i have 5 new charges… in last 10 days… heads up…

AFTER HAVING BEEN CONTACTED BY SEVERAL PATIENTS WE TENDED GARDENS FOR FROM ACROSS CANADA..

Q. If a patient revokes the DG status of a grower and they get caught growing anyway… say 850 plants x 4 crops a year and do it for 4 years or so…. and the patient receives zero from their garden… thats diversion…

RELATED:

ARTICLES ON KENTUCKY MARIJUANA PARTY ABOUT DAREN

HEALTH, Latest Post, Marijuana-Cannabis-Hemp

Legal cannabis must be option for pain sufferers, panelists say


He didn’t like the black market, so he cultivated at his home. He was arrested and received five years of probation.

HENDERSON – Advocates for medicinal marijuana said Tuesday the time is now to push for statewide legalization.

They said research is clear that cannabis helps those suffering from a variety of painful conditions, yet, the word marijuana is still taboo for many in society.

Jaime Montalvo deals daily with multiple sclerosis. After being diagnosed, the Louisville man discovered that cannabis improved his quality of life far more than anything else he’d tried.

He didn’t like the black market, so he cultivated at his home. He was arrested and received five years of probation.

“I lost custody of my son for six months, not for cultivation, but for testing positive,” Montalvo said. “So that’s what’s motivated me for the last six years or so, to change the laws and give people safe access to cannabis.”

Montalvo is a cannabis educator and director of KY4MM (Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana). He and others who took part in a panel discussion at Henderson Community College were preaching to the choir; most of the 50 or so in attendance seemed sympathetic to legalization.

The challenge, speakers said, is convincing state legislators.

Lawmakers in Kentucky and Indiana have legalized hemp oil, also known as CBD oil. But speakers said the positive impact of that is very small compared to what legal medicinal marijuana could do.

“You’re just really scratching the surface” with CBD oil, said Ashly Taylor, a Lexington native who is now a cannabis industry entrepreneur living in Colorado. “We’re looking to get legalization so we can help more people.”

Taylor, who used to work in the pharmaceutical industry, explained at Tuesday’s forum what a legalized marijuana industry would look like.

She said in a regulated market, all cannabis grown comes from state-licensed, taxpaying cultivation facilities, monitored from seed to sale.

All plants are tagged and entered into a state regulated tracking system.

They are processed at a state-licensed product manufacturing facility, with OSHA guidelines enforced and a staffed human resources department.

The product would pass testing from a state-licensed facility before being distributed for legal consumption.

“All of the things you see with other big industry, you’re going to see here,” Taylor said.

Legal medicinal marijuana “is not that new of a thing,” Taylor noted. It’s been legalized or decriminalized in a long list of countries, from Canada to Australia and many European countries.

It is legal in 30 states, and Taylor cited a shift in public opinion on the subject: 64 percent favorability according to one Gallup poll. She said those who support legalization show varied political bent.

Sympathy for legalization has reached local elected officials in Henderson. The City Commission recently passed a resolution stating support for medicinal marijuana.

Henderson City Commissioner Brad Staton said he and his colleagues were moved by testimony from many city residents, including a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who spoke about suicidal thoughts and depression.

“I didn’t think there was any way we would even take a vote much less pass it,” Staton said. “But we said we have people in the state of Kentucky who are suffering, and we can do something about it.” The vote was 5-0.

Forum speakers said cannabis helps with appetite and sleep, in addition to pain relief. They said the addiction potency is comparable to sugar.

A pharmacist in the audience asked the panelists about studies showing negative effects of long-time marijuana usage, and concerns about children’s usage.

Panelists said marijuana already is pervasive in the culture. Montalvo cited a study showing that in Kentucky, about 40 percent of teens have used marijuana.

“We need to decrease that,” he said. “In my opinion the way to decrease it is regulate the product and keep it out of the hands of children. Right now everybody is prohibited, but it’s still everywhere.”

Taylor said Kentucky authorities in 2016 seized and destroyed more than 560,000 plants, placing the state in the nation’s top five.

Kentucky that year spent $56.8 million for marijuana eradication.

“If we can take the money we save and do something better with it, it seems like a win-win to me,” Taylor said.

Grace Henderson would agree. The Henderson resident, an organizer of Tuesday’s forum, suffers from a list of chronic conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Chron’s disease.

She’s on a list of medications which she said interact and cause other health problems.

Medical cannabis, she said, needs to be a option for people like her who, at times, struggle to simply get out of bed.

“We need a safe, viable alternative that does not kill people,” Henderson said. “And this is it.”

CONTINUE READING…

More: City of Henderson backs medical cannabis resolution

More: Henderson woman tells how cannabis brings relief

Latest Post, Marijuana-Cannabis-Hemp

“We will be introducing an ordinance for the Louisville Metro Council’s consideration that makes cannabis possession the lowest law enforcement priority of the Louisville (KY) Metro Police Department.”


Tom Rector Jr.

4 hrs ·

It’s official!

We will be introducing an ordinance for the Louisville Metro Council’s consideration that makes cannabis possession the lowest law enforcement priority of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The Louisville Metro Council meeting is Thursday August 9th at 6 p.m. at 600 West Jefferson in downtown Louisville. This is the next step we need to take at cities across Kentucky. Local councils have oversight authority of their local police departments. The lowest law enforcement priority ordinance (LLEPO) does three things.

1) It directs the Local police to not arrest anyone for cannabis possession or cultivation

2) It creates a process for anyone who does get arrested to have their charges dropped

3) It requires the Metro Council to send a letter annually to Frankfort, Washington and the UN asking them to enact similar legislation.

Cities all over the United States have enacted no fine or decriminalization measures. If anyone wants a copy of the ordinance DM me with your email address and I’ll send you the document. You can modify it for your city. If we can get this passed in Louisville, Lexington, Henderson and other cities it will provide great momentum going into the 2019 legislative session.

The picture was taken the night we got the medical resolution passed in Louisville. Come out and support us on August 9th and let’s get another picture!

Image may contain: 9 people, including Tom Rector Jr., people smiling, people standing

CONTINUE READING…

No automatic alt text available.

THU, AUG 9 AT 6 PM

LLEPO – Louisville Metro Council Meeting

600 W Jefferson St

Latest Post, Save Our Land!

Mother & Daughter Camp In Trees For 34 days To Stop Pipeline


May 15th, 2018 by Kurt Lowder

Renewable energy is getting a boost as grassroot campaigns to stop pipelines and other fossil fuel developments are springing up organically all over the world. Terry and Minor Red, who are mother and daughter, were able to hold up a EQT Midstream Partners pipeline for at least 34 days. The mother-daughter combo only gave up after being found in contempt of court and were facing a DAILY $1000 dollar fine. They may have lost the battle, but this war is far from over.

Untitled

Subsequent to the protest, they were later charged with trespassing on their own property, among other charges.

This is the type of brilliant story that the majority of corporate media routinely ignore as they tell us the 33rd new development of the Stormy Daniels case. Look, I get it that the Stormy Daniels could potentially lead to some type of Watergate moment, but with a 24-hour news cycle, maybe the media could spare an hour for this type of heroic story. 

Of course, telling this story would jeopardize losing their fat check from the American Petroleum Institute and other fossil fuel groups that advertise for seemingly no apparent reason other than an implicit bribe to not cover environmental stories that matter. According to Huffpost, in at least one week in March, CNN gave more ad time to these fossil fuel public relations groups than it spent covering climate change. 

“In the third week of March, after it was announced that February had been the hottest month on record, CNN aired four minutes of climate change stories. It broadcast 10 minutes of ads from API. During that same time, the study noted that CNN also aired dozens of ads from Koch Industries.”

Delaying a pipeline for 34 days is costly, and the fossil fuel industry cannot risk stories like this being told to the masses. These pipelines have to cross numerous properties. If only a small fraction of landowners put up a principled resistance against them, the pipelines may well be scrapped. For them to profit, they need an uninformed, apathetic public that believes eminent domain really applies to their business.

The fossil fuel industry uses eminent domain routinely in ways it was never intended. In this case, Roanoke Gas, which is the local utility in the Terry family’s community, only owns a 0.5% interest in this pipeline. Through this nonsensical technicality, EQT Midstream Partners was able to attain eminent domain under a law written in 1938.

My father worked for Caltrans, the California Highway Department, as a right-of-way agent. He appraised the land needed for highway construction and negotiated a fair price with land owners. Nearly all landowners understood the need and quickly agreed to a price slightly above market value. It was my father’s job to treat them with respect and offer them a more than fair compensation.

At the age of 5, I still remember eating an open-faced tuna sandwich made by the landowner with whom my Dad was negotiating. I was baffled by the fact it was missing the second piece of bread, but the old lady was so nice I would not dare ask for a second piece of bread.  It was one of the best days of my life. That morning, I got the word I did not have to go to school and would instead be heading up the coast of California towards Monterrey. I can still smell the coastal Californian pines.

Now those very trees are being threatened by the misuse of eminent domain that is allowing climate change to continue, and it makes me sick to my stomach. Fossil fuels are being given an unfair advantage in the marketplace as they cut corners and behave as the mafia does. Eminent domain is only supposed to be exercised for the public’s good, and clearly these gargantuan pipelines are not good for the public. They are choking us and planet. They are polluting our water and soil.

The childhood experience I explained above was the exact opposite of how Terry Red and daughter Minor Red were treated. Landowners are being harshly intimidated and surveilled by private security forces who frequently wear masks. They enter and exit landowners property at will and without permission.  These pipelines are being pushed through without due diligence as government officials of both parties are legally bribed with campaign contributions. Our police are being deputized by the pipeline builders and their associates in the industry.

The worst part is that the natural gas running through this pipeline is being exported far away from the communities through which the pipeline passes. This private company and police continually slithered around numerous laws to greenlight this project as quickly as possible. 

This pipeline is crossing numerous waterways and traversing steep, rocky, and mountainous terrain which greatly increasing environmental risks. According to Minor Terry, and contrary to the pipeline commercials, this pipeline is not state of the art. It is being thrown into the ground haphazardly. Major risks are being taken for major profits. This is not about the public good; it is about corporate profits.

The most shocking revelation within the interview is this 42-inch pipeline is the largest ever constructed, and should it explode, the blast radius is 2.5 miles. It could wipe out the entire Red Family who have been there seven generations.

In case you think natural gas pipelines are rare, here are few examples of natural gas pipeline explosions, all of which would pale in comparison to this pipeline exploding. 

Winnepeg, Canada

Texas pipeline explosion

Lafayette, Indiania

Pensylvania

West Virginia

Pennsylvania (aftermath Chared Houses)

Edison New Jersey

Spearmen Texas

Manitoba

Alabama

San Bruno California

Another important note is this pipeline requires approval from the executive branch of the US government, and the Democratic Governor also has significant power over the process. Since 1999, only two pipelines have been denied by Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC). The interview with Red and Terry Minor goes into greater detail on these points and more. 

Here is a more detailed analysis of natural gas and pipeline explosions than I could ever do. Journalist George Joseph of CityLab wrote, “Over the last thirty years, just under 9,000 significant pipeline-related incidents have taken place nationwide, according to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. (Not counted in this total are thousands of less “significant” pipeline-related malfunctions.)”

The pipeline company paid third parties to hastily conduct pathetic archaeological digs. Even though numerous Native American artifacts were found, the pipeline process was not hindered.  Often Native American representatives are not allowed to be present on these digs. In effect, they are rapidly walking through motions with these archeological digs. Remember, it is pipeline companies paying the third parties, and not the government.

I will spare you any further summaries of the interview, because I really encourage you to watch this interview with Red and Terry Minor. It is full of information and great humor. These powerful ladies really know their stuff. You will remember their story long after you forget the important pipeline explosions statistics. It is these type of stories that will create a critical mass of people required to lead the transition away from using natural gas to renewable energy to power and heat our homes.

The Terry family provides multiple reasons why renewable energy is far superior to natural gas, irrespective of the climate change consequences. They noted there were plenty of great Virginian jobs to be had in wind and solar. These important arguments are extremely useful to environmental advocates who have to opportunity to converse with individuals who are not motivated about climate change.

I encourage you to use a diversity of attacks as you have opportunities to converse with others. Listen more than you speak. Remember that while science is based on statistics, facts, etc., stories are important too. People remember stories and are motivated to act by them. Science, in fact, has proven the importance of stories (anecdotes) in affecting individual behavior and societal change.

A few more notes on Jordan Chariton, formerly of TYT politics. While with TYT politics, he provided excellent coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Protests. He has covered Flint Michigan (among hundreds of other cities with poisoned water across the country) and the Trans Pecos pipeline in greater detail than anyone in the mainstream media. He has begun his own media company and you can support him on Patreon to help him continue to do real investigative reporting.

These pipelines are not just pissing off environmentalists. They are enraging Libertarians who strongly believe in property rights. The two are joining forces in ways never imagined.

PLEASE CONTINUE READING!

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/15/mother-daughter-camp-in-trees-for-34-days-to-stop-pipeline/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=BPnJsMMIi5M