The Censorship of Stop5G begins with the purge of John Kuhle’s Facebook Group “Stop5G”

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California is Fighting 50,000 New 5G Cell Towers Linked to Cancer Risk. Bills in THESE States Will Permit Their Installation in YOUR Backyard.  LINK

Yelena | February 12, 2018

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Below is an article with information concerning the use of “5G” and its probable harm to the people for which it is considered to be a “service” to – allowing high speed internet and surveillance across the Country. 

Please read thoroughly and carefully consider the evidence provided by Bruce Cain, who has been researching this issue for a number of years, and seeks to inform the people of it’s harms.

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I have been suspended 5 times — 30 days each — since October 2018 by Facebook.  That was bad enough as I did NOTHING and have been on suspension close to 50% of the last year.  But what happened on 09/27 really “takes the cake.”  I was in good standing with the “Stop5G” group and its creator John Kuhles.  Both of us were banned from “Stop5G” on 09/27.  I cannot even view the “Stop5G” group and was previously (09/27) removed from moderating the group for which I probably posted the most content of anyone. 

What I have discovered, over the past year, is that all the “Big Tech” platforms were founded with funds from DARPA.  So in a sense these platforms now serve as the “Roach Hotel” for Anti-Globalists.  Facebook started in 2004 and now has 2-3 BILLION members.  After Trump won (2016) they realized their globalist agenda was hampered by his win, though Trump is not without  his own globalist problems: he is a big advocate of 5G.  By July 2017 they went after Alex Jones: love him or hate him he also has 1st Amendment rights.  By 2019 they are going after us “little fish.”  I’m sure this has happened to thousands of people.  The common denominator is not merely censorship of conservative speech but rather Anti-Globalist Speech.  You want to keep your guns?  You want a pause in immigration?  You want an end to 5G?  Yep that is who gets censored.  It could eventually effect Cannabis activists as well.  What if the Feds decide you can’t grow your own any more, like in Michigan. 

Freedom of speech is dying in the US and around the world.  That is a problem.

Facebook was originally supported by DARPA to gather info on everyone.  Now it is being transformed into a tool for censorship. 

Bruce Cain 

The Censorship of Stop5G Groups begins with the purge John Kuhle’s Facebook Group “Stop5G”

This  is a link to a PDF, (11 pages) – Please open and read!

If you’ve read through the attachment you will know that I was banned from 2 of the largest “Stop5G” groups on 09/27/2019.  And on top of that a 30 day suspension from Facebook.  I did nothing and it is clear “someone” wants to silence me.  If this were happening when I was a Cannabis Activist (really still am) we would have gotten nowhere.  On top of all of this John — creator of “Stop5G” — has never provided an account of how he was removed as administrator of his own group AND the last email I got from him was on 09/27.  My takeaways:
* Something very fishy is going on here.
* I am actually worried that something may have happened to John.
* I expect this form of censorship to escalate.
* This morning his website would not load.  It has been up till this morning.
http://stop5g-resistance.whynotnews.eu/

What good does “legalizing” Cannabis do if we are now going to get exposed to increased radiation, from 5G, 24/7, 365 days a year?

I fear that Congresswomen Debbie Dingell may have a role in this though that would be impossible to prove.  All I know is the purge of “Stop5G” occurred just 3 days after I stopped by her office.  Debbie is on a Pro “5G Caucus” and has refused to reply to my concerns that 5G will have on our Health, Privacy and Freedom.  Of course what we also know is 5G infrastructure is stimulating the economy as 13 Trillion is predicted to be spent in the next few years.  If we stop it does the economy tank?

Anyway I’m just a bit frustrated.  Had to share with someone.  Freedom of Speech is under siege in a way I have never seen before. 

Bruce W. Cain

We can no longer allow 5G Proponents to silence the voices of the Global Stop5G Movement

Today 8 days have passed since the purge of the Facebook “Stop5G” group.  When the purge began (09/27/2019) the creator of the group, John Kuhles, was removed as administrator for his own group.  In August the Globalist Censorship Group, Disinformation Index, cited John Kuhles, specifically, as a 5G Conspiracy Theorist.  Less than 2 months later “someone” purged “Stop5G” removing John Kuhles (creator and admin for “Stop5G”) and Bruce Cain (significant daily contributor and moderator for “Stop5G”).  Having read through many articles from Disinformation Index it seems obvious that they don’t merely want to index “conspiracy theories” put forth by Stop5G activists: they want to make their essays and videos — and perhaps the activists themselves — disappear.  The purge of “Stop5G” is a perfect example.

On the day of the purge John Kuhles replied to my email and promised to provide an explanation for what happened on 09/27/2019.  He said this would be posted on his website, http://stop5g-resistance.whynotnews.eu/.  Someone did update the website on the day of the purge adding an old article and a globe widget showing the location of subscribers.  Both of those updates were dated 09/27/2019: the day of the purge.  8 days later John has not answered my numerous emails and no explanation has been provided on his website.  As I look back I cannot be certain that his email (09/27/2019) was actually authored by John.  On 10/03/2019 his website was not reachable, for about a day, yet no further updates were made to the website. Is he still alive?  I find this troubling as John and I were in good standing and there is no reason that I am aware, why he would not have provided an account of what actually happened.  Both John and I have essentially been “erased” from Facebook and the “Stop5G” group: we cannot even view the “Stop5G” group and we have both been erased from the Facebook directory.  I would also be that all of my hundreds of posts, to “Stop5G,” have also been erased.  In addition Facebook gave me my 5th, 30 day suspension, meaning I cannot post or comment for 30 days.

I am sending today’s update to various groups, that support the Stop5G movement, in hopes that they can “get the word out” about the purge of the “Stop5G” group.  With 24,000 members it is possibly the largest “Stop5G” group on Facebook.  I cannot over emphasize the importance of this.  If our free speech is increasingly silenced how will we ever prevail in our attempts to stop the deployment of 5G antennas, throughout the planet and space?
What is happening is truly Orwellian (e.g., 1984, the book).  This “Disinformation Index,” and other Globalist Censor’s (GC’s) operate across all Big Tech Platforms – not just Facebook.  They appear to be very well financed and seem poised to silence both the Stop5G “Truth Movement” and any other groups that oppose a transition to a global government through imposition of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), the UN’s Agenda21 (local control) and the UN’s Agenda2030 (global control). 

What most people do not understand is the fact that those behind the rollout of 5G — the Rockefeller’s and the Rothschild’s — helped establish the United Nations many decades ago.  And from the very beginning these Globalists have admitted that they would use Climate Change as a means to usher in a One World Corporate Government.  Today the UN and the Rothschild’s, Crown Castle, are also among the most powerful groups pushing 5G under the auspices of fighting Climate Change.  The UN, the Extinction Rebellion (UK) and the New Green Deal (United States) are also largely financed by proponents for global rollout of 5G antennas throughout the globe.  The truth is (1) Anthropogenic Climate Change is a fabricated myth and (2) spending Trillions to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions will only bankrupt first world nations, while having virtually no effect on Carbon Dioxide levels.

Our (1) Globalist Corporate Media, (2) all Big Tech Platforms (Facebook, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Twitter), (3) the Corporations supporting and profiting from 5G, (4) the Globalist Censor’s, (5) the Globalist Corporate Foundations (e.g., Rockefeller, Gates, Soros, Rothschilds etc.), (6) the United Nations and ancillary groups (e.g., the World Health Organization etc.), (7) most of our elected representatives (e.g., Thune, Dingell etc.)  and (8) even many governmental agencies (e.g., USAID) are now conspiring to become exactly what Orwell warned us about in his book “1984”: a Ministry of Truth (e.g., Propaganda).

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The Ministry of Truth (Newspeak: Minitrue) is the ministry of propaganda. As with the other ministries in the novel, the name Ministry of Truth is a misnomer because in reality it serves the opposite: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events.  As well as administering truth, the ministry spreads a new language amongst the populace called Newspeak, in which, for example, “truth” is understood to mean statements like 2 + 2 = 5 when the situation warrants. In keeping with the concept of doublethink, the ministry is thus aptly named in that it creates/manufactures “truth” in the Newspeak sense of the word. The book describes the doctoring of historical records to show a government-approved version of events.

Ministries of Nineteen Eighty-Four

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministries_of_Nineteen_Eighty-Four

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At one end of the spectrum these groups, which compose this Globalist Ministry of Truth, simply remain silent about the existential dangers that 5G poses to our Health, Privacy and Freedom.  At the other end of the spectrum these groups are actively doing everything they can to silence our voices.  And way at the far end of the spectrum is the possibility that some of us could be targeted for extrajudicial assassination.  There are, after all, 13 Trillion dollars at stake here.  Until I hear from John I will entertain the possibility that John may be the first extrajudicial assassination of a Stop5G activist.  I am concerned.

My hope is that some of these groups – on my expanding mailing list – will get the word out about the purge of “Stop5G” (09/27/2019).  They can share this essay.  They can arrange an interview with me.  They can publish their own commentary of the “Stop5G” purge.  I can only say this.  If we allow our First Amendment Rights to be eviscerated our voices will be silenced.  And if our voices are silenced we lose our fight against 5G.  Please, help me get the word out.  Because 5G, Smart Cities, the Internet of All Things (and the control of all humans) are all connected and part of a war against the entire global population.  We the Stop5G community must prevail.

Finally please thoroughly absorb what is in this essay as well as the links and videos embedded within.  Together they perfectly elaborate and explain everything that I have just covered.

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Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class?

By Michael Welch, Naomi Wolf, and Cory Morningstar

Global Research, September 29, 2019

https://www.globalresearch.ca/green-new-deal-and-the-climate-movement-trojan-horses-for-the-billionaire-class/5690415

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All of us is all we need.  Let’s Stop5G together.

“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

Benjamin Franklin


[Statement at the signing of the Declaration of Independence (1776-07-04), quoted as an anecdote in The Works of Benjamin Franklin].  Benjamin Franklin
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin

Bruce Cain 10.15.19

This video, (above),  is about the purge of the Facebook Group “Stop5G” created by John Kuhles. I encourage Stop5G activists to share this video across all Big Tech platforms: Facebook, Twitter etc. If we are to stop the global deployment of 5G antennas, globally and in space (satellite) we all have to work together. All of us is all we need: See also: Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class? By Michael Welch, Naomi Wolf, and Cory Morningstar Global Research, September 29, 2019 https://www.globalresearch.ca/green-n… 5G: An Existential threat to our Health, Privacy and Freedom [This is the video of my testimony before the Dearborn Heights City Council, (7/23/2019) Approximately 40 minutes, 2600 views as of 09/25/2019] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPITu… Bruce Cain’s articles and videos on Stopping 5G and Smart Meters WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-… A Primer on the threats of 5G/Smart Meters and the Internet of Things to our Health, Privacy and Freedom https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-…

Why can’t we Stop5G in my City of Dearborn Heights?

Devon, England, just stopped the deployment of 5G. Mar-a-Lago, Florida — home to elites like Donald Trump and Bill Gates — have stopped the deployment of 5G.  Brussels — a center for the world’s elites — have stopped the deployment of 5G.
So why can’t we do this in Dearborn Heights?
Why can’t other citizen’s do this in their cities?
Are we just considered “lesser” human beings: you know, like slaves, MK-ULTRA test subjects, lab rats?

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Devon, England: 10/07/2019
Town’s war with 5G: Devonshire officials ‘ban’ installation of new high-speed network after campaigners demand further research into its effects on health
by 5G Awareness | Oct 7, 2019
https://www.5gawareness.com/5g/towns-war-with-5g-devonshire-officials-ban-installation-of-new-high-speed-network-after-campaigners-demand-further-research-into-its-effects-on-health/

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On 10/04/2019 I saw 5 trucks on Marquette: just a few blocks west of Inkster Road in Garden City.  Garden City is just adjacent to my city of Dearborn Heights. The crew leader confirmed they just finished putting up 4 5G antennas on a single utility pole.  And as soon as the underground wiring is laid, and connected, these 5G radiation emitters will be turned on.  When I asked him when that might happen he said it could be in mere weeks or months.

Thank goodness my family is not living next to those 4, 5G antennas.
He then added that they have been installing 5G antennas throughout SE Michigan for the last 9 months.  How many 5G antennas have gone up in my city of Dearborn Heights? Was the Dearborn Heights City Council aware of this?  Why has the City Council not alerted me to this?  They obviously knew I was concerned.  I mean, I did do a 40 minute presentation, on the subject of Stopping 5G, before the Dearborn Heights City Council just 2 months ago (07/23/2019).

Why are the voices of the Global Stop5G movement not being heard or acknowledged?

Part of the reason is the Stop5G movement is being censored. Part of the reason is that our City Council (Dearborn Heights) seems interested, but has not acted to protect it’s citizens from the dangers of these Antennas. Is it not a primary duty of any government to protect the safety of it’s citizens? Do something!  It should not be up to me to come up with the solution.  This is what we pay you for.

Another part of the reason is — since I did my 40 minute presentation on Stop5G — I am finding myself being censored.  So it seems impossible to get the word out to my community.

* In August I was de-platformed from Nextdoor, the Facebook application for local communities after making a single post on 5G: a link to my testimony before the Dearborn Heights City Council.
* The Press and Guide was informed about my upcoming presentation against 5G and decided not to cover it. (07/23/2019)
* On 09/27/2019 I was de-platformed from the Stop5G group I moderated for over a year and a half by Facebook. This occurred just 3 days after stopping by Debbie Dingell’s office in Dearborn,  where I was reminding her assistant that I was waiting on her response to my concerns about 5G. Debbie is a ardent proponent of 5G technology and I have concerns she may have had something to do with it.  Of course that is mere speculation.  That same day Facebook suspended me from posting or commenting for 30 days.  This is my 5th, 30 day suspension, since October 2018.  And while I’ve done nothing wrong the edicts of Facebook are final: they are judge, jury and executioner.  And there is no legitimate mechanism to challenge the merits of a 30 day suspension.  This Facebook “Ministry of Truth” is Orwellian and an affront to free speech.

In all of this we are seeing 2 trends. One tactic of the 5G proponents is just to ignore us or just pay us “lip service” and move along without solving the problem. The Press and Guide did the former. The Dearborn Heights City Council did the latter. The second tactic is to censor the freedom of speech of the Global Stop5G movement. The censorship against the Stop5G movement is growing and the incident on 09/27/2019 is a perfect example.

I explain the growing censorship of the Stop5G movement in this video (below).  It is well financed and seems to have escalated since August 2019: right as the global deployment of these 5G antennas is also escalating.  It is obvious they want to silence our voices and Facebook does have an economic stake in 5G deployment.

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We can no longer allow 5G Proponents to silence the voices of the Global Stop5G Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIgAUMWVbE8&feature=youtu.be

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I don’t know what to tell my City Council. I do understand that the FCC have tried to hamstring cities from doing anything. I also understand that our City Council has a primary role in protecting our citizens. The City Council is not doing that.

Please have that figured out when I come to the next City Council meeting. Be prepared to explain, to me, how you are going to stop the deployment of these 5G antennas in our city.  Be prepared to explain to me how any 5G antennas, already place in our city, will be removed.

This is what we pay you for, so do it. I expect to hear an answer to that question soon.

Stop aiding and abetting the globalists that are shoving this crap down our throats: regardless of the science, regardless of the concerns of the citizens.  We are not going to be part of a Global Lab experiment where we humans are the guinea pigs.

To me the Dearborn Heights City Council — and City Councils throughout the world —  are really no better than the German people that did nothing, as Hitler put millions of Jews to death in the concentration camps.  About the only difference I see here is the globalists — behind the deployment of 5G — don’t even have to transport us to the concentration camps.  They will kill us right in our own homes — with 5G antennas that may be a mere 20 feet from our homes.

Screw that.  Do SOMETHING to stop this.

Bruce W. Cain
10/07/2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7544239/5G-campaigners-force-Devon-council-pause-installation-new-high-speed-network.html

From the article (above):

“Although the decision has no force in planning law, campaign leader John Kitson claims the action by Totnes town council is a warning to ministers that they cannot bring in 5G without further research into its effects on health.”

So basically even Devon (Devonshire) England is NOT going to have any real impact on stopping the deployment of 5G antennas.  Nope, unless you are the Gates or Trumps in Mer a Lago, unless you are the elite of Brussels you are left emasculated asking for the end of 5G deployments.  You might as well just go “massage” yourself.  LOL
I’m so fed up with your idiots like Martin Pall.  Don’t you understand why the censorship of the “Stop5G” community is so important.  How much money are you making on the Climate Crisis web seminars?  Do you not understand the true stakes here?

Yes I did work in Medical Research: Radiation Physics.  But any idiot could understand the dangers of this technology.  I mean I applaud your research but basically: even a glass eye in a dogs ass could see the problem with 5G deployment.  What we need is not more lectures: what we need is action.  Nope I’ve always been an activist.  I do have some foggy idea as to how we stop this bullshit.  You don’t.   You don’t even have a foggy clue and the deployments accelerate.  What are you thinking?

I think what is required is a global event against 5G.   Forget about the money from speaking.  This may be the only way to defeat the 5G deployment.  Yes, I sure you think it silly, but I did organize a global annual event that led to the legalization of “home grows” for Cannabis (e.g., Marijuana).  At the same time we MUST insist that our freedom of speech is preserved.  A doctor writing against vaccines gets banned from Facebook.  I’m on my 5th, 30 day suspension from Facebook since October 2018 idiot.   They — the globalists — are out to silence us.  Do you not understand the problem?
I have been silenced from posting to a Facebook group that has some of the largest membership when it comes to “Stop5G.”  Martin Pall I am talking to you.  They are trying to destroy our movement and you have yet to respond to me.  Very bad idea.  I’m here to help.
Debbie Dingell’s office finally got back to me today.  They said I’m not in here district and she could therefore not respond to my concerns about 5G technology..  I ran against her husband in 1996 and apparently they gerrymandered the district.   I have been in the same place since 1986.   I told the assistant that this had nothing to do with her district.  She is on a national “5G Caucus” — which effects all districts — and I had some serious concerns.

Worse yet I really do believe she had something to do with my “erasure” from the “Stop5G” group.  It is beyond coincidence.  Can I prove it.  Sorry, don’t have that kind of money.  I just want some answers from Debbie “Dingbat.”  It has been 2 months since my first letter and she has yet to respond.  Yeah I’m sure a FOIA request would go a long way . . . said nobody.

We have to get serious about this.  And I will soon begin to call out anyone that is not serious about Stopping the deployment of 5G antennas throughout the planet and in space.

This is not some imaginary problem and odds are I could help.  Think about that.  I’m retired.  I’m not making any money off this.  And, obviously, I am concerned.  I want to help all of you stop this.  Are you listening?  Do you really give a shit?

And yes I am available to be interviewed.

Bruce W. Cain
10/07/2019

So another English city stops the roll out of 5G antennas.  Meanwhile I have been silenced from Facebook . . . for supporting the Stop5G movement.  We seem to be entering the age of “No Choice.”  We also seem to be entering the age of “No Voice.”  They are now forcing vaccinations in New York and California.  The democrats are talking about going house to house to take our guns away.  In my 65 years I can not believe the direction things are taking.  It is not just 5G that concerns me.

I will not support a world where the people’s will is ignored — as it is, worldwide — when it comes to the roll-out of 5G.  As I mentioned, the other day, I saw the first 5G antenna’s going up in Garden City just the other day: confirmed by the road crew putting them up.  I do understand the problem for ALL cities in the wake of the FCC decision (2018) to force these on our populations.  But at the same time it is the responsibility of our government officials to protect it’s citizens from harm.  They aren’t.

I’m sure I will come before the City Council in the coming weeks.  It would be really nice if you had a plan to stop this.  Because next time I’m before the council that will be my primary question: how are you going to stop this.

And Dr. Pall, sorry I was so harsh the other day.  I’m just frustrated: both in our inability to stop 5G and my undeserved suspension from Facebook: something that is not happening to thousands by the day.  I will not tolerate a “Ministry of Truth” that denies us the inalienable right to share what is on our minds.  It seems that totalitarianism has come to America.  Our founding fathers had a solution to that — one that I hope is entirely unnecessary. 

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For the town of Totnes, England, the 5G rollout will have to wait. Over 1,600 residents signed a petition for a moratorium based on a belief that 5G is not safe for human health.

One local resident named Rosi Gladwell claims she’s suffering from the effects of radiation. At night, Gladwell sleeps in a copper sleeping bag to prevent electromagnetic rays from entering her body.

The town temporarily conceded to Gladwell and the other vocal residents’ wishes, but the decision might not stand for the longterm. Totnes district council is hard at work developing a committee that ignores the town’s concerns, according to 9News.

“I don’t think we will get anywhere with it,” town mayor Jacqui Hodgson said on the ban.

“Our concern is there will be a much higher blanket of radiation all around us. “There hasn’t really been any assessment carried out to prove it’s safe to health and the environment.

“As a town council, we have very little powers, but we can at least stand up for our community and say what we believe.”
It isn’t just England that’s concerned over 5G, cities, and towns all over the United States have become increasingly concerned with 5G’s potential health impacts. Last year, Portland officials attempted to block 5G rollouts. A group of activists and residents in Encinitas, California recently protested 5G’s impending installations.

The United States government says that 5G is safe and that no scientific evidence of health risks exists. But some groups around the country continue to disagree. In California, residents in a smaller town outside of Sacramento claim a Sprint 5G tower increased childhood cancer instances. Sprint was eventually forced to shut down the tower.

5G is the latest social battleground that’s sweeping the globe. More and more countries are rushing to install it because they don’t want to fall behind in the technological arms race. 5G will substantially increase download times and improve capabilities in the health and military sectors. No country wants to be left behind, which is creating a grind between government officials and 5G activist groups.

England Town Bans 5G Rollout Amidst Growing Health Concerns
Jim Satney October 8, 2019

https://prepforthat.com/england-totnes-bans-5g-rollout-amidst-growing-health-concerns/?

If you want to get an idea of what will happen in the U.S. when the telecom companies start rolling out 5G networks with new towers in your local neighborhood, take a look at what is happening in Switzerland today, where 90% of the population is now exposed to the new 5G networks.  People are getting sick, and they are marching in the streets to show their opposition to the new networks.
Swiss Citizens Take to the Streets to Protest 5G Implementation as New Illnesses Start at Same Time…
https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/swiss-citizens-take-to-the-streets-to-protest-5g-implementation-as-new-illnesses-start-at-same-time/

Well a neighbor just told me he saw 5G antennas going up on Wilson — this time in Dearborn Heights.  And in Switzerland — where the 5G antennas are already operating — there are already reports of health problems due to the radiation these antennas are emitting.  Are we really going to wait, for our citizens to get sick, before we stop the deployment of these 5G antennas?

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In this essay I briefly overview the history of Electromagnetic Radiation since the introduction of electric street lamps in the 1880’s.  We cannot see EMF radiation which is one reason we don’t suspect it as a vector to a multitude of health effects.  What makes 5G radiation such a problem is they are putting antennas every 2-10 homes (like the 4 antennas on Marquette just West of Inkster) and both the radiation and wavelengths are going to be far more detrimental to our health relative to earlier rollouts of 1G to 4G.  And THAT is why I encourage public participation on the 22nd.  The only real solution is to stop the deployment.  And once again in Switzerland — an early adopter of 5G — we are already seeing negative health effects which has led to a citizen revolt.  So the question becomes: do we act proactively or simply wait until our children become sick from 24/7 exposure to the radiation?

Before, we had moved from gas lamps to electric street lamps (1880), the only EMF radiation we were exposed to was what is known as the Schumann Resonance to which all life is naturally tuned into. In fact since life evolved, some 3 Billion years ago, the Schumann Resonance was the only form of EMF radiation that all evolving life forms were exposed to. So in just the last 140 years the amount of EMF radiation has increased by a factor of one hundred million. Let that fact settle in for a moment. But because we cannot see it or feel it we have never really thought about it. Yet today we are just beginning to understand what this non-ionizing radiation is doing to the health of all life on planet Earth.
We must demand that Trump and our our political leaders – Globally – Stop the Rollout of 5G Death Antennas

Bruce Cain

August 15, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/we-must-demand-that-trump-and-our-our-political-leaders-globally-stop-the-rollou/3449913501701280/

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5G Technology – Smart Cities, Smart Dust, Internet of Things & Our Future
48,828 views•Aug 10, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGLKpmo_nEc&feature=share&

Around 9 minutes in the people of Montgomery CA are upset that their City Council will not represent them against the deployment of 5G.  That was roughly 2 years ago and the same thing is happening in our city of Dearborn Height: “Hey 5G may kill us but we, the council, can’t do anything about it.”  Wake up.  What happened there, 2 years ago, is happening here, now.  I already told you these antennas are going up in our neighborhoods.  A crew of 5G installers confirmed that to me on 09/27/2019.

The nightmare is here.  WE THE PEOPLE need to stop it.  And all of us is all we need.  And hopefully that will include the City Council finally telling the citizens that they are going to stop the deployment of 5G antennas.

Bruce W. Cain

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Japan will not develop and invest in the creation of fifth-generation mobile networks.

This is stated on the official website of the Ministry of High Technologies of the country. Officials expressed the opinion that the creation of a faster Internet than previously is dangerous for the population and may adversely affect people’s health and labor productivity. Japan A study by the University of Nagasaki provides figures confirming the increase in the number of mental disorders and fatigue among high-speed Internet users. According to scientists, the more a person manages to conduct intellectual operations per minute, the more he is prone to the development of stress, absent-mindedness and an increase in nervous excitement. The Ministry of Health supplements colleagues and assures that using 5G networks can reduce the average life expectancy in the country for the first time in 60 years, and the impact of high-speed Internet is comparable to the effects of radiation on the human body. “We need to think about the health of the Japanese. Our country has already accelerated economically so that today we have nowhere to hurry. It is necessary to stabilize this state. 5G is fraught with great danger. So we think not only we, yesterday this information was confirmed by the US ambassador to Japan. If America, China or the EU countries are ready to risk their people for the sake of progress, then such a strategy is unacceptable for our welfare state, ”said Nobunari Kabato, Minister of High Technologies. The bill to ban fifth-generation mobile networks in the country has already been submitted to the Japanese parliament.

Japan abandoned the development of 5G networks for the health of citizens.

Posted on 09.06.2019
https://web.archive.org/web/20190620143250/https://topnewsrussia.ru/09/06/2019/japan-abandoned-the-development-of-5g-networks-for-the-health-of-citizens.html

So there you have it.  Japan is willing to Stop5G to protect our citizens.  On the 22nd we will find out if our City Council feels the same way or is willing to let us all fry.  You had better think about this one.  You’ve got 8 days.

Bruce W. Cain

Wireless Industry Confesses: “No Studies Show 5G is Safe”
https://takebackyourpower.net/senate-hearing-wireless-industry-confesses-no-studies-showing-5g-safety/

All of us is all we need.

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Companies vying to be the biggest cannabis producer in America or Canada are wasting their time and suffering from a crippling lack of vision. The real play is to make a bid to become the worldwide leader in global cannabis exports — like firms in Jamaica and Lesotho as well as Canada are attempting to do — and the window of time to get in is closing fast, according to one entrepreneur with clear-cut plans to curb that market.

Though recreational cannabis is now available in two countries, medical marijuana is legal in about 50 and not every country produces adequate supply to fulfill domestic demand. Over the long-term, the thinking goes, cannabis will become like any other agricultural commodity and production will shift to the locale where costs are lowest. But so far, the limited export game has been dominated by a few players, most of whom are either occupying a very limited lane or banking on the future.

An example of the former, Bedrocan in the Netherlands, produces cannabis solely for the government authority, which then exports most of it to Germany. Bophelo Bioscience and Wellness, a startup recently acquired by a Canadian-firm and based in tiny Lesotho, the first country in Africa to legalize cannabis, is an example of the latter. Somewhere else is a company like Fotmer Life Sciences in Uruguay, which is hoping to supplant both.

The world’s most popular illicit drug, cannabis boasts at least 263 million users worldwide, according to a New Frontier Data estimate, who in turn consume $340 billion worth annually, most of which is still on the underground market. At the moment, with so few legal companies producing cannabis and even fewer exporting, it’s a seller’s market. That state of play — flux, uncertainty, opportunity — will last only about another five years, said Jordan Lewis, an American entrepreneur who is Fotmer’s CEO.

Fotmer was in the news much last week as the company prepared its first shipment of export cannabis: 22 pounds, headed for medical cannabis patients in Australia. After that, Fotmer hopes to start competing with Bedrocan and begin shipping cannabis flower and oil to Germany, with up to 220 pounds or so per month headed out of the country to global customers, as he told Reuters.

Most of that will go to Europe, which “right now represents the single largest market in the next five years,” Lewis told Supplychainbrain.com.

The window for producers to charge high prices, before a reliable global supply floods the market, is now through 2024, he added, with high THC oils and plants to preserve their value longer than CBD products.

The modest first shipment is a tiny fraction of the company’s capacity. Fotmer currently has government approval to produce up to 10 tons of flower and 5 tons of oil, said Lewis — who added that he’s asking the Uruguayan government to allow him to grow 15 times that, in order to curb that global market. (He’s also shopping for a “large strategic partner” to provide the estimated $60 million of start-up capital needed to grow all that cannabis.)

If Lewis is right and producers in other companies join in, Fotmer may be well positioned to remain competitive, an outlook shared by other analysts. As New Frontier Data noted in a global market analysis released earlier this year, South America is considered a future hub for cannabis production thanks to an agreeable climate and low labor costs.

If countries decide that domestic suppliers are preferable and throw up tariffs, Lewis’s play could disappear. Or perhaps the best praxis is to play off of the incredible hype around the cannabis industry and get acquired. The point is that in a world obsessed with the next big thing, cannabis is very quickly approaching critical mass, and entrepreneurs are slowly catching on.

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Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Posted 9:24 pm, November 9, 2017, by Rob Low,

LARKSPUR, Colo. — Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana.

But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation’s official marijuana policy.

“As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it’s illegal in Texas,” said Bortell, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a young child.

The sixth-grader said traditional medicine wasn’t helping her seizures and doctors in her home state were recommending invasive brain surgery.

But a pediatrician did mention an out-of-state option: Medical marijuana.

Shortly after moving to Larkspur, Bortell’s family began using a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope.

A drop of liquid THC in the morning and at night has kept her seizure-free for 2 1/2 years.

“I’d say it`s a lot better than brain surgery,” Bortell said.

But Bortell said the federal prohibition on marijuana prevents her from returning to Texas.

“I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home,” Bortell said on why she’s joined a lawsuit that seeks to legalize medical marijuana on the federal level.

Haleigh’s Hope.

Since the 1970s the Drug Enforcement Agency has classified marijuana as a Schedule One drug, which in the eyes of federal policy makes marijuana more dangerous than meth or cocaine and on par with heroin.

“How is that rationale? It’s not compassionate either, but rationality? It’s just outrageous,” said Alexis’ dad Dean Bortell.

He showed his backyard fields, where he grows five acres of marijuana plants used to derive the medicine that helps his daughter and patients he’s never met.

“When you look at it from a distance and you see it saving their lives, me as a father and an American, I go, what are we doing? How could you possibly look at someone who`s benefiting from this as a medicine and threaten to take it away?” Bortell said.

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.

Alexis’ New York attorney Michael Hiller argues it should be legal nationwide.

“As it pertains to cannabis, the (Controlled Substances Act) is irrational and thus unconstitutional,” said Heller, who added the U.S. government “made a representation that cannabis has medical application for the treatments of Parkinson`s Disease, HIV-induced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and yet at the same time the United States government maintains that there is absolutely no medical benefit for the use of cannabis. That is of course absurd.”

Denver attorney Adam Foster represents marijuana businesses.

He said he thought the lawsuit was clever but admitted its success might be a long shot.

“Whenever you sue the government, the deck is really stacked against you,” Foster said.

But he added the federal government might have a hard time arguing medical marijuana has no known medical benefits.

“We now live in an era where 62 percent of Americans live in a state where the medical use of cannabis is legal at the state level,” he said.

Alexis Bortell said she hopes her lawsuit will normalize medical marijuana but also legalize it.

“We’ll be able to be treated like what you call ‘normal’ families,” she said.

Bortell is joined in the lawsuit by another child, a military veteran, a marijuana advocacy group and former Broncos player Marvin Washington, who played on the 1998 Super Bowl-winning team.

The federal government has already lost its first motion to have the case dismissed.

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Why Canadian marijuana companies are going public in 2017

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The marijuana market in Canada is prepped for additional growth: several companies plan to go public in 2017 since the country’s regulations are more favorable, giving investors more options in this growing sector.

Companies are choosing to file their IPOs in Canada because of the more restrictive environment in the U.S., said Michael Berger, founder of Technical420, a Miami-based company that conducts research on cannabis stocks, and a former Raymond James energy analyst. The legal cannabis market expanded significantly during the past year and medical marijuana is now legal in countries such as Australia, Germany, Canada, Uruguay and Colombia.

By 2018, Canada’s legal recreational cannabis market should generate over $10 billion a year.

“One theme we recognized over the last year is an increasing number of companies listing on Canadian stock exchanges,” he said. “These companies are choosing to list in Canada due to better business policies.”

The number of registered patients is growing at a rapid pace in Canada as licensed producers continue to find innovative ways to create value for its shareholders. The number of patients is nearly 200,000 and growing 10% on a month over month basis, Berger said. The liquidity in the market is also beneficial for investors.

“In Canada, companies can use bank accounts, claim taxes, and write off business expenses legally unlike the U.S. where cannabis companies cannot do any of that and are frequently switching banks on account of their account being closed due to the focus on the cannabis industry,” he said.

The Canadian marijuana market and legislation is outpacing the U.S. because Canada has legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana on the federal level, said Jason Spatafora, co-founder of Marijuanastocks.com and a Miami-based trader and investor known as @WolfofWeedST on Twitter.

“Canada has allowed licensed producers of cannabis to take their companies public in a meaningful way compared to the U.S. since there are still American companies which do not touch the plant directly,” he said.

The Next Canadian Cannabis IPOs

A medical cannabis producer, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings, is planning to go public in the second half of 2017, said Berger. The company cultivates medical marijuana under Health Canada from a 100-acre farm in Ancaster, Ontario and has already completed two oversubscribed financing rounds with over 2,500 investors, “which is a testament to the company’s leadership and success,” he said.

One factor investors need to consider is the track record of the management team and The Green Organic Dutchman has “one of the best in the industry,” Berger said. “The management team has a proven track record and they were the team that brought together OrganiGram (OGRMF) and Emblem Corp. (EMMBF), two successful Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers. Although the team’s role with those companies was different, they learned invaluable lessons which have also been implemented in this company.”

Compared to its competitors, the company has differentiated itself by growing organic cannabis and is levered to a market that is experiencing a 10% on a month-over-month basis on sales.

“The Organic Dutchman is part of a rapidly growing market, generates a strong balance sheet and consists of several strategic partners,” he said.

High Street Capital Partners, a New York-based real estate company that owns and operates cannabis cultivation facilities and dispensaries in 14 states across the U.S., could go public by the summer.

Although High Street is levered to the U.S. market, the company plans to list in Canada due to better regulatory environment. The company is an attractive opportunity since it has over 60% of the market share in Maine, 11 dispensaries in Illinois, one of the largest dispensaries in the Boston area and other attractive and profitable locations, said Berger.

Based in Ontario, CannTrust, a federally regulated licensed medical cannabis producer, is also planning to go public on the TSX this year. The company is an “attractive” opportunity, because it brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the cannabis industry. The company offers various proprietary products, operates out of a 40,000-square foot state-of-the-art hydroponic facility and its lab conducts testing and research on their products.

Risks in Cannabis Stocks

The risk of investing in IPOs for retail traders can be high, especially if they are not familiar with the industry since it is a nascent sector.

“For traders like myself IPOs are only interesting to me if they’re in an emerging market or if as a private company they have solved a problem or created a revenue generating efficiency,” said Spatafora. “IPOs do help fund innovation occasionally on a global sense, but they also pull liquidity from sectors and break hearts such as Snapchat.”

The most recent Canadian company to go public was medical producer Emblem Corp. (EMMBF), which went public on the TSX Venture Exchange in December 2016.

“This offering was nothing short of success,” said Berger. “Retail accredited investors purchased shares at $0.75 and $1.15 before the IPO. Once the shares commenced trading, Emblem was trading above the $3 level.”

Although the cannabis market is burgeoning, some newcomers could wind up not being profitable for several years. Choosing the winners is not always an exact science. Investors should be wary and conduct due diligence since popular stocks are not always profitable.

“Cannabis is an emerging market and as an investment it is a once in three generation opportunity that is barely through its first inning,” Spatafora said. “Just like dot com investors needed to pick their spots to invest in, people should not make just any marijuana investment.”

Investing in an early stage company is often riskier, said Berger.

“While the cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry in the world, leaning to an influx in the number of cannabis companies going public, we have seen several highly anticipated IPOs not live up to expectations and burn through its working capital before being able to deliver on its promises,” he said. “Investors need to look into the company’s balance sheet and determine if it has enough capital to execute on its plan and to make sure its deploying capital to the right places and not on management’s salaries.”

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Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Protesters smoke marijuana on steps of the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress to ‘De-schedule Cannabis Now’, in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON

Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the party by arresting four of them after they lit up joints.

The activists, who carried marijuana-leaf flags and a sign saying “Let DC Tax and Regulate Marijuana,” were calling for coast-to-coast legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and protections for those who use cannabis for medical reasons.

The protest included the recitation of Buddhist, Jewish, Christian and Rastafarian prayers on the lawn outside the domed national landmark.

But police swooped in and arrested the foursome as soon as they lit up in front of a crowd of media and sent smoke wafting across the grounds.

Marijuana is illegal under federal law and is banned from federal property like the Capitol, while more than two dozen states and the District of Columbia have legalized pot for medical or recreational use.

A Quinnipiac University poll released last week showed

U.S. voters back legalization by a margin of 60 percent to 34

percent, the highest level of support for legalized pot ever

recorded by the survey.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has said that it might ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, setting up potential conflicts in states where the drug is legal.

Adam Eidinger, a protest organizer who recited a Jewish prayer before being arrested, told reporters that the sacramental use of marijuana on federal land deserves protection under the Constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom.

“Meaningful marijuana legislation is something that a majority of Americans are demanding,” he said. Capitol Police had no immediate comment on the arrests.

The protest was aimed at urging the Republican-controlled Congress to make cannabis legal and to lift a ban on the District of Columbia’s regulation of marijuana. The Constitution gives Congress oversight power over the district.

Activists also want lawmakers to keep intact a budget provision that bars the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with states implementing medical marijuana laws.

Last week, police arrested several activists, including Eidinger, who were distributing joints near the Capitol to generate support for reforms.

(This version of the story has been refiled to corrects spelling in headline to “Capitol” instead of “Capital”)

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

Secretary’s Preface

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world more stable and secure. The 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) demonstrate the United States’ unwavering commitment to advancing liberty, human dignity, and global prosperity.

This year marks the 41st year the Department of State has produced annual Human Rights Reports. The United States Congress mandated these reports to provide policymakers with a holistic and accurate accounting of human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide, including all member states of the United Nations and any country receiving U.S. foreign assistance. The reports cover internationally recognized individual civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international instruments.

The Human Rights Reports reflect the concerted efforts of our embassies and consulates to gather the most accurate information possible. They are prepared by human rights officers at U.S. missions around the world who review information available from a wide variety of civil society, government, and other sources. These reports represent thousands of work-hours as each country team collects and analyzes information. The Department of State strives to make the reports objective and uniform in scope and quality.

The Human Rights Reports are used by the U.S. Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches as a resource for shaping policy and guiding decisions, informing diplomatic engagements, and determining the allocation of foreign aid and security sector assistance. The Human Rights Reports are also used throughout the world to inform the work of human rights advocates, lawmakers, academics, businesses, multilateral institutions, and NGOs.

The Department of State hopes these reports will help other governments, civil society leaders, activists, and individuals reflect on the situation of human rights in their respective countries and work to promote accountability for violations and abuses.

Our values are our interests when it comes to human rights. The production of these reports underscores our commitment to freedom, democracy, and the human rights guaranteed to all individuals around the world.

I hereby transmit the Department of State’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 to the United States Congress.

Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State

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Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET

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Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice with Russia’s ambassador during the presidential campaign and did not disclose it.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now some Democrats want the attorney general to resign or at least keep away from the FBI investigation he’s overseeing into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

INSKEEP: Here’s what we know. Sessions was a senator at the time of the reported meetings, and he was also advising presidential candidate Donald Trump.

MARTIN: The Post found Sessions met twice with Russia’s ambassador, including once in September, the height of the campaign. After the election, at his Senate confirmation hearing to become attorney general, Sessions said he didn’t know of any Trump campaign meetings with Russia.

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JEFF SESSIONS: Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I didn’t have – not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.

INSKEEP: Sessions was answering Senator Al Franken, who now says if The Post report is true, Sessions must recuse himself from any decisions about the Russia probe. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the same last night on CNN.

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LINDSEY GRAHAM: If there is something there and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make this decision about Trump. So they may be not – there may be nothing there, but if there is something there that the FBI believes is criminal in nature, then for sure you need a special prosecutor.

MARTIN: Attorney General Sessions and other officials do not appear to explicitly deny meeting Russia’s ambassador. They do suggest the meetings were not relevant to the election. In a statement last night, Jeff Sessions said he has, quote, “never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is all about. It is false.”

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New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal

Bruce Barcott

December 14, 2016

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this morning made CBD oil a little more federally illegal in a little-noticed bureaucratic maneuver this morning.

Today’s Federal Register (Dec. 14, 2016) contains an item (21 CFR Part 1308) that establishes a new drug code for “marihuana extract.”

“This code,” wrote DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, “will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana.” The move, the Register entry explained, is meant to bring the US into compliance with international drug-control treaties.

There is no major change in law brought about by the Register item. Rather, it serves to clarify and reinforce the DEA’s position on all cannabis extracts, including CBD oil. That position is: They are all federally illegal Schedule I substances.

CBD oil derived from hemp is now commonly available nationwide via web sites and mail order services. Those operations survive on the assumption that cannabidiol products below the legal threshold for THC percentage in hemp (0.3 percent or less) are technically legal.

Not so, says the DEA.

In the DEA comment on the entry, Rosenberg directly addressed the question: What if it’s only cannabidiol (CBD) and no other cannabinoids? The agency’s response: “For practical purposes, all extracts that contain CBD will also contain at least small amounts of other cannabinoids. However, if it were possible to produce from the cannabis plant an extract that contained only CBD and no other cannabinoids, such an extract would fall within the new drug code” and therefore remain federally illegal. In other words: The DEA is confident that it can find enough traces of other cannabinoids in your CBD oil to arrest and prosecute. And if they can’t, they still have the option of arresting and prosecuting based on the CBD oil itself.

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Is your CBD derived from hemp? Doesn’t matter to the DEA. The new extracts classification applies to all “extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols.” Hemp is not a separate genus. (Although it may be a separate species; lot of debate on that point.) Legally speaking, hemp is simply cannabis with no more than 0.3 percent THC content.

The new rule seems to clarify the DEA’s position on hemp-derived CBD, which entered a legal gray area following Congress’ passage of the 2014 farm bill. That legislation allowed certain states to grow hemp in pilot projects, and blocked federal law enforcement authorities (ie, the DEA) from interfering with state agencies, hemp growers, and agricultural research.

What DEA Administrator Rosenberg seems to be saying with this clarification is: You may be able to grow hemp. But if you try to extract CBD oil from it, the DEA considers that a federal crime.

The rule did not contain any hint as to when the DEA will step into the 21st century and stop using the archaic version of the word “marihuana.”

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A Deep State of Mind: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

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Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”

— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.

Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.

Domestic surveillance.

No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Global spying.

The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.

Roving TSA searches.

The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents an
d thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.

USA Patriot Act, NDAA.

America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.

Militarized police state.

Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

SWAT team raids.

With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Domestic drones. The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Dept. of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.

School-to-prison pipeline.

The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.

Overcriminalization.

The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.

Privatized Prisons.

States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.

Endless wars.

America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

Are you getting the message yet?

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.

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John W. Whitehead is the president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People.

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693,482 individuals in the United States were arrested in 2013 and charged with marijuana violations

Why legalizing marijuana will be much harder than you think

 

 

By Erwin Chemerinsky April 27

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about drug scheduling. Need a primer? Catch up here.

Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law

There are rumors that the federal government may soon lift its ban on marijuana, but that wouldn’t end marijuana prohibitions in the United States. This incongruity is the result of federalism: the ability of each jurisdiction — the federal government and every state — to maintain its own laws as to which drugs are illegal and which are not.

Completely legalizing marijuana in the United States would require the actions of both the federal government and every state government. If the federal government repealed its criminal prohibition of marijuana or rescheduled the drug under federal law, that would not change state laws that forbid its possession or sale. Likewise, state governments can repeal their marijuana laws, in whole or in part, but that does not change federal law.

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When Colorado and Washington legalized the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, questions arose as to how this would interact with federal law. Specifically, the question was whether such state efforts are preempted by the federal law, which still prohibits marijuana as a controlled substance like heroin and cocaine.

The answer is clear: States can have whatever laws they want with regard to marijuana or any other drug. No state is required to have a law prohibiting or regulating marijuana. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that Congress cannot force states to enact laws; such coercion violates the 10th Amendment. A state could choose to have no law prohibiting marijuana, or a law prohibiting marijuana with an exception for medical use, or a law allowing possession of small amounts of marijuana, or anything else. In fact, across the United States today, this is exactly the situation — many states have very different laws concerning marijuana.

Similarly, if the federal government were to repeal the prohibition of marijuana or reschedule it under the Controlled Substances Act, that would not change state laws. States still could prohibit and punish the sale and possession of marijuana under state criminal statutes.

Contrary to what many believe, marijuana laws continue to be enforced by both states and the federal government. According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 693,482 individuals in the United States were arrested in 2013 and charged with marijuana violations. Of these, 609,423 — or 88 percent — were arrested for simple possession. There is an enormous cost in terms of law enforcement resources, the criminal justice system and people’s lives for marijuana to remain illegal. Even for those arrested and never prosecuted or convicted, arrest records have real harms in terms of the ability to get jobs, loans, housing and benefits.

Like all drug laws, the prohibition against marijuana is much more likely to be enforced against African Americans and Latinos than against whites. According to a 2013 study, whites and blacks use marijuana at roughly the same rates, but blacks are 3.7 times more likely than whites to be arrested for possession of marijuana.

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Yet there is little benefit to illegality. The primary argument for keeping marijuana illegal is that it is harmful. But as President Obama observed, pot is no “more dangerous than alcohol.” Many things are harmful — cigarettes, foods high in sugar and salt and cholesterol — but that does not mean that they should be illegal. In fact, there is a good deal of evidence that marijuana is significantly less harmful than tobacco or alcohol and that it has benefits in treating some medical conditions such as glaucoma and seizure disorders, and alleviating some of the ill effects of chemotherapy. That is why 24 states and the District allow medical use of marijuana.

Like the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s, the prohibition of marijuana has been a failure. The drug is readily available and it is estimated that 30 million Americans used it in the past year. And similar to the prohibition of alcohol, it is a costly failure. In addition to the cost in enforcing the criminal laws, there is the loss of significant revenue that could be gained from taxation and legalization.

It is a question of when, not whether, marijuana becomes legal in the United States. A study by the Pew Research Center last year found that a majority of Americans now favor legalization and only 44 percent believe it should be illegal. Of those under 35 years old, 68 percent believe that marijuana should be legal. But there is no doubt that the confusion federalism entails will make legalizing marijuana much more difficult.

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