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"Gentlemen, in order to produce marked changes in behavior and attitude it is necessary to weaken, undermine or remove the support systems…"

(The following is an excerpt from a blog that I ran across on WordPress that I believe is certainly worth noticing, SK)


“Gentlemen, in order to produce marked changes in behavior and attitude it is necessary to weaken, undermine or remove the support systems of the old patterns of behavior and the old attitudes.  Because most of these supports are the face to face confirmation of present behavior and attitudes, which are provided to those with whom close emotional ties exist, it is therefore essential to eradicate those emotional bonds.  This can be done either by removing the individual physically and preventing any communication with those whom he cares about or by proving to him, the prisoner, that those whom he respects are not worthy of it and indeed should be actively distrusted.”  -Dr. Edgar Schein, Sept. 18, 1962

Dr. Schein then presented to the assembled group a literary of suggestions and tactics designed to attain “behavioral modifications” desirable by prison officials to control the thinking patterns of its incarcerated populace and to curtail or reduce an appetite for cultural or political aspirations.  These 24 accumulous and widely implemented tactics & maneuvers are set out below:

1.  the physical removal of prisoners to areas sufficiently isolated to effectively break or seriously weaken close emotional ties.
2.  identify and segregate all natural leaders.
3.  use of cooperative prisoners as leaders.
4.  prohibition of group activities not in line with brainwashing objectives.
5.  spying on prisoners and reporting back private materials.
6.  manipulating prisoners into making written statements which are then shown to others.
7.  exploitation of opportunist and informers.
8.  convincing prisoners that they can trust no other prisoner.
9.  treating those who are willing to cooperate in a far more lenient way than those who are not.
10.  punishing those who show uncooperative attitudes.
11.  systematic withholding of mail and other correspondence.
12.  preventing contact with anyone non-sympathetic  to the method of treatment and regimen of the captive populace.
13.  disorganization of all group standards among prisoners.
14.  building a group conviction among the prisoners that they have been abandoned by, and totally isolated from their social order.
15.  undermining all emotional support.
16.  preventing prisoners from communicating with family and supporters regarding the conditions of their confinement,
17.  making available and permitting access to only those publications and books that contain materials which are neutral to, or supportive of the desired new attitude.
18.  placing individuals into new and ambiguous situations for which the standards and rules and policies are deliberately kept unclear and then putting pressure on the prisoner to conform to what is desired in order to win favor and a reprieve from the pressure.
19.  placing the prisoner whose will power has been severely weakened or eroded into a soft living environment with others who are further advanced in their brainwashing reform who’s job is to influence the teetering prisoner to give up and assimilate into the desired behavior.
20.  using techniques of character invalidation, i.e., humiliations, revilements, shouting, isolation; to promote sensory deprivation, to induce feelings of guilt, fear, and suggestibility.
21.  meeting all insincere attempts to conform with the desired thought patterns with renewed hostility.
22.  repeatedly pointing out to the prisoner that those prisoners whom he respects as a leader and example of strength is not living up to the values and militant principles that he espouses.  supplanting the thought that all other prisoners are hypocrites and liars.
23.  rewards for submission and subservient attitudes which embrace the brainwashing objectives by providing praise and emotional support to those who embrace the desired behavior(brainwashing) which reinforces the new attitudes.
24.  making sure that if a once militant prisoner is ever revealed as being a snitch or a homosexual, that all prisoners learn of his disgrace in order to create doubt and misgivings in the environment.  Creating false rumor, character assassination on a militant prisoner.


Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, a UCLA psychiatrist who was among the first researchers to prove the medical benefits of marijuana, has died.




By Soumya Karlamangla

Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, a UCLA psychiatrist who was among the first researchers to prove the medical benefits of marijuana, has died. He was 85.

Ungerleider died in his home in Encino on Sept. 19 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said his son, John Ungerleider. 

In the 1970s and 1980s, Ungerleider ran clinical trials that demonstrated  marijuana’s therapeutic effects for patients with glaucoma and chemotherapy. He also served on President Nixon’s National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, which recommended decriminalizing pot, and became an early champion of treating drug addiction as a public health problem instead of a criminal one.

“He was a real pioneer,” said Dr. David Smith, his close friend and colleague who founded the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco.

Ungerleider was born in 1931 in Cleveland to Constance Levison and Harold Ungerleider. He graduated from the University of Michigan and attended medical school and residency at Case Western Reserve University. He then became a U.S. Army captain who served as a base psychiatrist at Fort Ord, Calif.

A few years after Ungerleider started as an assistant professor at UCLA in 1962, people began showing up in the psychiatric ward with hallucinations and anxiety, saying they’d taken a drug no one knew much about: LSD.

Ungerleider was asked to investigate. 

He began surveying people who dropped acid at love-ins and at Timothy Leary’s ranch in Orange County. He became one of the first researchers to document the adverse effects of LSD, during a time when people like Leary were advocating for its beneficial effects, Smith said. 

John Ungerleider said that when he was a teenager one of his father’s colleagues told him, “Your dad coined the term ‘bad trip’ for LSD.”

In the early 1970s, Nixon appointed Ungerleider to the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, often referred to as the Shafer Commission. The 13-member group traveled around the world for a year studying the effects of pot.

Surprising many, the commission concluded that marijuana wasn’t a particularly dangerous drug and that people shouldn’t be subject to criminal charges for possessing it, essentially making it legal for use in homes.

The idea that drug use is a public health problem, not a criminal one, was controversial at the time, Smith said, but it has become a blueprint for how we understand addiction today. 

Nixon ignored the commission’s recommendations and pushed forward with the war on drugs. 

John Ungerledier said his father had been a Republican, but because he so strongly opposed the government meddling in people’s private choices — in this case, regarding drug usage — he began sometimes voting for Democratic candidates.

“He really had a sense of that being wrong, even if he wasn’t somebody who liked to partake,” he said. 

Ungerleider went on to investigate the medical benefits of marijuana and learned that THC helped ease the negative side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and could also help reduce the eye pressure that leads to glaucoma.

He wrote in a 1999 paper that marijuana had a “limited but definite role in medicine,” and whether it’s appropriate for patients should be physicians’ decisions, instead of a legal standard.

“We never seem able to grasp the fact that no drug is inherently good or evil,” he wrote.

Ungerleider also ran treatment programs throughout the L.A. area for people with substance abuse problems and helped care for homeless with mental health issues.

Therese Andrysiak Van Hoof, who worked with Ungerleider as a nurse for decades, said he did a lot of hands-on work because he wanted to improve the lives of real people.

“He wasn’t a scholar’s scholar,” she said. “He met you where you were.”

While speaking on a panel in Woodland Hills in 1967, Ungerleider urged parents to empathize with their kids who wanted to try drugs. He didn’t think they were safe — he didn’t support legalizing marijuana for recreational use, his son said — but he didn’t think they should be so taboo.

“Kids get frightened when we don’t tell them what to explore and help them do it. I’m against our ostrich policy, hiding our heads in the sand, refusing to discuss drugs with them, and even forbidding them to discuss the subject. That’s terrible,” Ungerleider said, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

A girl in the audience then asked for his advice for someone who plans to take drugs.

“God help you,” he replied.

In addition to his son, Ungerleider is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his daughter, Shoshana Margoliot, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Seed Freedom Call to Action 2016

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly
The Hague 14-16 October

We are happy to inform you that Navdanya – along with multiple civil society organizations – is co-organizing a People’s Assembly for the future of food and the future of our planet at the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016.

The Monsanto Tribunal will hold Monsanto and Co. accountable for their crimes against humanity, human rights violations and ecocide, regardless of what name and form they morph into.

In the last century big agribusiness of today with roots in war have poisoned millions of people, destroyed biodiversity, pushed small farmers off their land, and attempted to take over every aspect of our life. The potential of this harm increases as these corporations become fewer and bigger. An example is the recent bid by Bayer to buy Monsanto. (and once again join hands to make poisons as MoBay and becoming the IG Farben of our times.)

Using free trade neoliberal policies and deregulation of commerce to enlarge their empires, these corporations are attacking life on earth and biodiversity. They have broadened their control over our seed, our food and freedom, robbing us of our human rights and democracy. They have established monopolies and threatened farmers’ rights to seed and people’s rights to affordable medicine through patents and IPRs.

The People’s Assembly will be a gathering of movements, seed savers, seed defenders, farmers and growers and civilians to address the crimes against nature and against humanity perpetrated by chemical and biotechnology corporations. We will also chart the road to our future based on Seed Freedom and Food Freedom, agroecology and farmers rights, our commons and economies of sharing, rights of nature and earth democracy.

Learn more:

Should you want to participate, create a workshop and/or put up a stand, please send a request to info [@]

See People’s Assembly draft program HERE

See Monsanto Tribunal draft program HERE

International Monsanto Tribunal Official Website:

Seed Freedom Call to Action 2016

People’s Assemblies for the Future of our Food and the Future of our Planet  — 2nd – 16th October 2016 — Everywhere

It is with the same spirit which led us to co-organise the actions at The Hague, that we invite you to organise People’s Assemblies – wherever you are – as this year’s actions for Seed Freedom and Food Freedom; and both, do a public trial of Monsanto as well as create a system of our food free of the poisons and the poisons makers.

From the 2nd of October to the 16th of October, organize People’s Assemblies everywhere, to stop a century of ecocide and genocide, so we can re-begin to start living with peace on the earth.

Those who brought us the concentration camps, the poisons of the green revolution, GMO’s and patents of seeds, and now the new extermination tools of gene editing and drives, need to be tried for crimes against the earth and crimes against humanity.

As earth citizens, we have a duty to protect the earth and we have a right to protect our lives and that of future generations. And even while we trial them for their crimes we must celebrate life on earth, our capacity to work with the earth as co-creators.

Peace, love, celebration, diversity is what we hope in October you will organize wherever you are in your own way.


Add your upcoming People’s Assemblies/events/actions to the Seed Freedom calendar

Watch Dr Vandana Shiva’s video messages:


Key Dates

15th – 16th October – The Hague, Netherlands: International Monsanto Tribunal

14th – 16th October – The Hague, Netherlands: People’s Assembly for the Future of our Food and the Future of our Planet.

2nd – 16th October – Everywhere: Local People’s Assemblies for the Future of our Food and the Future of our Planet.

16th October: World Food Day – Everywhere: Monsanto Protests/Marches against Monsanto.


Seed Freedom Leaflet
Poison Cartel – Toxic Capital Poster
Seeding Freedom Poster
Monsanto Tribunal Poster

Also Read:

Dr Vandana Shiva’s recent articles:

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Indian Express, 26 August 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva –, 22 August 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 10 August 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva, 7 July 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 16 June 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva –, 31 May 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 19 May 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva, 27 March 2016

By Dr Vandana Shiva, 20 November 2015

By Dr Vandana Shiva – Common Dreams, 20 May 2015

Build-up Events and Actions on the way to October 2016:

New Delhi, 17 August 2016

Allahabad, India, 10 August 2016

Berlin, 27 June 2016

Global Action, 21 May 2016

New Delhi, 21 May 2016

Greece, 6 – 8 May 2016 — Bulgaria, 14 – 15 May 2016

Paris, 3 December 2015

Further Actions for Seed Freedom

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Email: info [at] peoplesassembly [dot] com

United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline


September 23, 2016
Media Contact: Tom Goldtooth, (218) 760-0442

United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline

Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) –   United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people. 
The pipeline also directly endangers traditional lifeways and practices, and the health and well being of current and future generations. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and thousands of allies from across the United States and the world have been taking direct action since April 2016 to call attention to the violation of their Indigenous rights, desecration of their lands and waters and the threats to our global climate engendered by the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The 1,172 mile pipeline, being pushed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Energy Transfer LLC Corporation, is proposed to pass under the Missouri river and Lake Oahe, a vital source of the tribes drinking water and ceremonial practice.

In her statement, Ms Tauli-Corpuz drew attention to blatant violation of treaty rights, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples and other international legal standards requiring the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before the approval of any project affecting their lands.
She called for immediate attention to the ongoing persecution, intimidation and harassment of the many protectors gathered on the ground in Standing Rock to directly oppose the pipeline and present alternative visions for a just and healthy world.

Ms. Tauli-Corpuz’s call for the United States government to take action to halt pipeline was endorsed by other United Nations Experts, including:

  • Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mr. Michel Forst
  • Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller
  • Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Mr. John H. Knox
  • Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Maina Kiai
  • Special Rapporteur on cultural rights, Ms. Karima Bennoune
  • UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Mr. Baskut Tuncak
  • Current Chairperson of the Working Group on business and human rights, Mr. Pavel Sulyandziga

During his recent appeal to the United Nations, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II invited Ms Tauli-Corpuz to visit Standing Rock and witness for herself the escalating violations against Indigenous peoples and the land and water of the region.
“The UN Expert got it right,” said Tom Goldtooth, the Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. “What the US calls consultation is not consultation but a statement telling people what they’re doing after millions of dollars have been invested, painting Indigenous Peoples as spoilers. The right of free, prior and informed consent begins prior to the planning process, not when their bulldozers are at your doorstep.”


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Moses Nakangi collapsed in the fields while planting…




Donna Brisendine-McDowell

September 30 at 4:34pm ·

Moses Nakangi collapsed in the fields while planting and is now in the hospital in Uganda, diagnosed with Malaria and PULMONARY Tuberculosis.

For a 27-year- old, he has taken on a lot of responsibility taking care of over 50 orphaned children on his own!!

With very little he has done so much!

He needs our help now.

I know that some of you are already supporting him but may not yet know of this emergency.

A GoFundMe account has been set up under: Moses Nkangi, Masaka Street Children Project

You can also send funds through Western Union.

Check Moses Nakangi on FaceBook and it will give you all of his addresses, phone number and current information.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!



Donna Brisendine-McDowell


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So what if before our very eyes crimes of the century are committed?

Michael Aydinian

2 hrs ·


So what if before our very eyes crimes of the century are committed. I’ve passed the point of lamenting when people are going to wake up. Along with the inability to think, I’ve long since felt the dumbing-down process has also served to drastically reduce people’s empathy. Unless a problem directly affects our own interests, we simply don’t care. For many it’s simply a case of so long as I get my take-away pizza, put up my feet to watch mid-week soccer & X-Factor & have a 6-pack to wash it all down, I don’t give a shit. They’re all terrorists anyway!

Whether it’s by design or not, it sure is a sad indictment of mankind to say this is so true for so many people. Small wonder it’s hardly worth saying – how many more countries have to be destroyed?

We had 9/11 which was a Mossad operation; 19 Saudi hijackers were blamed along with Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda group which was founded & funded by the CIA. The CIA though is run by Zionists as is every major facet of US life & that most definitely includes US foreign policy. So far this manufactured Zionist war of terror has resulted in –







Not to mention the horrific refugee problem that is also serving the Zionist cause by creating turmoil in several European nations. Moreover the media isn’t missing a trick when it comes to initiating the age old Zionist trick of divide & conquer. Refugees are being referred to as migrants even though it was never their desire to leave their homeland. They are terrible victims yet the media is doing all it can to incite hatred. Just imagine what would be happening if these refugees were Israelis.

However, when it comes to Syria, notably President Assad & Russia’s role, the lies being told by the media & our puppet politicians literally couldn’t be further from the truth. On my GMMuk FB page, the short description reads – If you really do have a yearning for the truth there’s a simple rule worth sticking to – WHATEVER THE MEDIA SAYS, IMAGINE THE EXACT OPPOSITE!

Now though the media is as biased as it can be & I know they lie all the time, this was nevertheless written in a rather tongue-in-cheek manner. Yet with Syria this statement couldn’t be more appropriate – whatever the media says regarding Syria, one SHOULD imagine the exact opposite if one really wishes to know the truth. Though this indicates how desperate they have become, the Zionists will not stop. THEY HAVE TO BE STOPPED!

My worry is I cannot imagine how they can be stopped & who is ultimately going to stop them.

All that’s saved Syria from becoming another Iraq & Libya is Russia. Fortunately for Assad, quite how long President Putin can stand the vilification of the Western media & the downright lies perhaps isn’t open to question because the Russians are anything but foolish. They know the moment Syria falls, attacking Iran will once again be firmly on the agenda. Such a confrontation could well lead to WW III. So the Russians know they have to make a stand with Syria but the harsh reality is the West, under it’s lunatic Zionist overlords who are hell bent on world domination, is slowly but surely being forced into a conflict with Russia & China. People better start waking up quick!

It could never be more obvious that only Israel wants what’s occurring in Syria. I decided the best way to get this message across is by including three pieces. First this excellent 3 minute clip – this lady, a peace activist, says everything that the world needs to know. Share it far & wide & thanks to Linda Wal for the heads up.

I thought I’d back this up with a fantastic edition of UK Column News where Vanessa Beeley SAYS EXACTLY HOW IT IS. This lady is a superstar in my eyes. If you want to know the truth about Syria & the fact we are not fighting the terrorists but helping them, listen to this. Vanessa absolutely nails it. The first 30 minutes is breath-taking stuff. Once again UK Column News makes the sparks fly. Do I love you guys!

Finally, a short while before her appearance on UK Column News Vanessa Beeley talked of her visit to Syria on Patrick Henningsen’s 21st Century Wire radio show. She was part of a peace delegation that went on to meet President Assad. She expressed how she was amazed at the decency of the Syrian leader & how conciliatory he was towards those who took up arms against him. When I first listened to it I thought this typifies the media – lies & nothing but lies! I will try & find the actual radio clip. In the meantime here’s a link where Vanessa talks of her visit to Syria –

The two videos & the link are on my website here:






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Mr. Trump won last nights debate…(another opinion!)

By:  Alexander Kennedy


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I am of the opinion is that anyone who watched the debate last night could not help but laugh!

Tell me how Hillary Clinton wins the debate when all she does is flip-flop all night? if I had to guess, she is the seasoned politician and yet Trump was more diplomatic and actually agreed with her on some issues. This is not what you would expect out of Donald Trump.  I think he controlled his temper better than her.  If you look back through the debate, he doesn’t appear to be mad at all, just spitting out facts.  However,  she is on edge all night as she complained that “He should release his taxes!”.

I agree that he should,  but she totally avoided releasing the emails we know she has horribly lied about, and does not appear to care about anything but lining her own pockets.  I think it’s funny that everyone is worried about Trump being in office because of his “temper”, but Hillary Clinton visibly showed anger and avoided  issues that would help the common American such as energy, immigration, and foreign affairs, and this proves that she is only in this for herself!

She criticized President Obama when she ran against him regarding his “birthright“, and brought up the same issues about Obama that Trump has in the past, and yet blasts Trump for doing the same thing.  But it was okay for her to do it 8 years ago!

In my opinion I will vote for Trump, because this Country needs a person who can run it as a business.  At least Trump wants to invest in fixing roads and infrastructure.  And building a wall could potentially create jobs for many Americans in some form or fashion!

All Hillary wants to do is raise taxes and make us more poor than we already are.

I remember another great President who built infrastructure and created jobs for Americans and he was a Democrat.  I am speaking of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Why does Hillary Clinton think that fixing roads and putting Americans to work will lead us into a recession when President Roosevelt  has already proven that he could (and did)  get us out of a depression with the same ideas?


Hillary Clinton is criticizing big business. If you look at the States that typically vote Democrat, they are all big business States like Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. If the Democratic Party is for the middle and lower income Americans, then why do the big business States support her, and smaller, lower income States like Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, and Alaska vote Republican.  So why do small population, low to middle income States vote for the Republicans and not the Democrats? if you look on wiki at every presidential election from 1996 to 2012 you will see a trend of big business going Democrat and small population states staying Republican.

If she is to be elected, I worry for our economy and national security. I think Hillary Clinton supporters are voting for her because they think it puts Bill Clinton in the White House for a third term.  She has demonstrated that she listens to no one, especially her husband.  Folks, this is not Bill Clinton!  This is a Candidate who makes bad decisions, breaks the law, and believes that she is above it.  I believe she is not the second coming of Bill Clinton but, rather she is the second coming of Richard Nixon!




Alexander Kennedy




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A "repealer’s" opinion on the subject of marijuana "legalization"… (We must REPEAL PROHIBITION of Cannabis and all other plants!)

Angalee Jones

34 mins ·

By Chris:

I can’t speak loudly enough or harshly enough against the Fucking Sell Out RATS at groups like NORML, MPP and DPA and their associated allies at various commercial enterprises growing up across the country.
All of the aforementioned groups are useless and no good for the American Cannabis Consumer.

They are GREAT for anybody wanting to try to go into business. They are GREAT for the Police, and the Taxman.

But they represent pure POISON for the ordinary cannabis consumer.

By focusing efforts on the creation of commercial opportunities instead of civil rights, the aforementioned groups show themselves to be utterly unconcerned with what is the best interest of Cannabis or what is best for it’s consumers.

They also show themselves to be more interested in creating financial empires than in making pot available to all.

I have been trying tirelessly for over 40 years to try to ELIMINATE cannabis regulation, with the end result being the ability of allowing the private person to grow smoke and sell their own weed which they grow themselves.

Unfortunately, the loudest and best financed voices in this effort don’t have this in mind.

They have in mind owning a series of state licensed and regulated outlets which will both limit production and distribution to a small group of wealthy investors who are seeking to monopolize the markets and prevent the average person from growing their own.

I have taken a look at how this is working out across the country.

In states where pot is supposed to be “Legalized”, it is still illegal to grow your own unless you have a special permission to do so from the police.
This is the exact opposite of what I wanted when I first started putting on Smoke In’s back in the early eighties.
But it fits in just FINE with what SCOTT Inc wants.

I cannot adequately describe my utter despair over what has happened.

I blame the people at NORML for this. For creating an atmosphere of privilege and entitlement instead of creating an environment of equality and access.
For trying to create private commercial empires instead of making medicine available to those who need it with a minimum of cost instead of being squeezed for exorbitant prices upwards of $30.00 a gram.
What is happening is more like extortion and price gouging instead of easy access and affordability.
The whole lot of asshole ripoff artists who bleat “Legalize” like a pack of sheep instead of trying to get rid of this evil unwanted law, and EVIL THOUGHTLESS CRIMINALS who are bent on creating a corporatized monopoly of limited access and higher prices need to be punished.
They have done personal freedom and universal access a grave injury.
They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for making the counterculture revolution that was starting to grow in my youth FAIL.

Shame on Keith Stroop. Shame on Ethan Nadelman. Shame on Rob Kampia.
A curse should be laid at your feet for being willing cohorts to promoting business profits over human liberty.

I have had enough.
I refuse to cooperate.
I will insist on growing my own weed myself, not pay taxes on it, and encouraging people to attack state licensed cannabis outlets wherever they exist.
Fuck Legalization. It’s just another pot law designed to raise prices and limit access.

(And when I say “Or Else”, I mean that I hope that you have plenty of broken window and paint balloon and shoplifting security and insurance available, as I and my supporters plan to try to make it almost IMPOSSIBLE for you to afford to stay in business in retribution against your anti-people and pro capital practices.)
Fuck Legalization. Fuck those who support Legalization instead of grow your own.
You are not a patriot or even a good hippie if that is what you want. Instead, I am calling you out for being a DEMON, an EVIL BAD PERSON, instead of a decent human being.
You have had your chance. You choose poorly.
Now you get to pay the penalty for those bad decisions.

Fuck MPP.
Fuck DPA.
Fuck Rob Kampia.
Fuck Ethan Nadelman.
Fuck Keith Stroup.

These are the leaders who are to blame.
These are the guys who are more interested in continuing to handle pot cases as lawyers than they are in letting people grow their own pot.
They deserve the harshest criticism possible, they need to be pied in public, de-pantsed, and embarrassed every time they show themselves in public to speak.
They are doing a great service to the dollar, and a complete sell out against the end consumer.
They are also hurting pot itself by limiting research and development and production by designing systems with built in limitations designed to create personal wealth instead of creating systems designed around allowing universal public access.
They are a pack of dastardly evil worms who deserve to be crushed and burned.

Needless to say, I an no longer a pot activist, but rather a pot revolutionary.
Until the weed is TRULY FREE and ALL can PARTAKE AND GROW, I will not be stopped or silenced.

Fuck You if you disagree, because if you support Legalization instead of abolition, you are no better than some southern plantation owner talking about how good the slave system is because it is the source of your wealth.

Fuck Legalization.

Fuck YOU if you support Legalization.

Abolition is the way.


Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at White House Rally Against DEA Ban

One user plans to move to Canada. Another plans to quit. Many more don’t know what to do.

By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.

Several protest attendees brought their own bottle of kratom tea Tuesday to the White House. Those who did not were offered a Solo cup.

Several protest attendees brought their own bottle of kratom tea Tuesday to the White House. Those who did not were offered a Solo cup. Steven Nelson for USN&WR

Hundreds of passionate protesters gathered Tuesday near the White House to demand that the popular plant product kratom remain legal. It was jointly a business industry conference, a tea party and a desperate consumer lobbying effort — but the clear-eyed crowd appears to have little chance of near-term victory.

A comprehensive U.S. ban likely will take effect on Sept. 30, just a month after the Drug Enforcement Administration surprised users by saying it would invoke emergency powers to make leaves from the tree grown in Southeast Asia illegal by labeling two main constituents Schedule I substances.

In the face of long odds and silence from Capitol Hill, the event called by the American Kratom Association sought to pressure officials to reconsider while laying the groundwork for what may become a protracted re-legalization campaign.

A large jug of brewed kratom sat in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue, with red Solo cups offered to anyone who wanted some. At least one reporter sipped the brew, which tasted like astringent green tea. Another journalist took a pill offered as a free sample by a businessman.

Kratom users who attended the rally said it’s wrong for them to lose legal access to what they say is an effective treatment for pain, addiction, depression and other conditions.

Though many said they were angry, chant-leaders asked the crowd of a couple hundred to stay on message and favored reason over rage, which often is a leading emotion at White House protests staged by marijuana reform advocates who say decades in Schedule I has stalled medical cannabis research amid millions of arrests.

“I’m usually very quiet but felt the need to come out and speak,” says Veronika Bamford-Conners, a kratom-selling store owner from Sullivan, Maine, where, she says, most of her customers are older than 55.

“If they don’t have insurance and can’t afford medications, they find a cheaper alternative in kratom,” she says, though some seem to prefer relief from the leaf to painkillers, such as a 73-year-old man who she says called her weeping “because pharmaceuticals were killing him” before.

Chants at the rally advertised the death toll from accidental overdoses of opioids – more than 28,000 in 2014 alone, including legal painkillers and illegal drugs like heroin – with the low or nonexistent U.S. toll from kratom.

The DEA says it believes 15 deaths were caused by kratom, though American Kratom Association founder Susan Ash says the group hired a toxicologist who concluded each case could be attributed to other drugs.

Many kratom users say the plant has helped them abstain from substances they formerly were addicted to, often heroin or prescription painkillers.

“Kratom saved me, I was a bad heroin addict,” says David Allen, who traveled from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “It keeps cravings away and helped me not drink. I came because I don’t want to lose my medicine.”

Allen says that although the DEA – and even some former kratom users – say the drug can lead to dependence, it’s nothing like the grasp of opioids. He says he believe it’s about as abusable as coffee, which comes from a related plant, and that like coffee withdrawal, ending kratom can cause minor headaches.

Brad Miller, a physics teacher at Spotsylvania High School in Virginia, says he drinks small amounts of kratom tea between three and five times a day to treat arthritis in his knees. He says the effects are “very mild” and “just enough to take the edge off so I can get through my day standing.”

Miller says prescribed painkillers from his rheumatologist were too strong and that unlike opioids he hasn’t developed an addiction to kratom. He says he went on a weeklong camping trip and – unlike the experiences of some users – felt no withdrawal symptoms.

“I didn’t have withdrawal symptoms, but I did have arthritis pain,” he says. “I’d be surprised if anyone has experienced strong withdrawal symptoms.”

Though Miller and others at the event said they aren’t sure what they will do at the end of the month, Heather Hawkins says she’s made up her mind to move to Canada, where kratom remains legal.

Hawkins, a journalist with northern Florida’s Pensacola News-Journal and owner of the Kratom Literacy Project, says she has an incurable bladder disease and is eyeing Vancouver after already moved to the Sunshine State from Alabama in reaction to a local kratom ban.

Talk about moving abroad often is spouted unseriously by political partisans around election time, but Hawkins says she’s completely serious after living in a painkiller-induced haze that left her depressed and unable to get out of bed.

“I’m not going to stay here [if the ban takes effect] because I’m not going back to that life,” she says.

Hawkins says she’s in addiction recovery from cocaine, which she says she used as self-medication to give her the energy to power through her pain and despair, and that if she regarded kratom as a drug she would not take it.

Though kratom is widely known for claims that it can help keep opioid addicts clean, it’s also credited with sapping desire for other substances.

Jeremy Haley, owner of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Kratom, says he began using kratom in 2012 after a drunk driving arrest, and that it has helped veer him away from his alcoholism, which runs in the family.

Although the ban hasn’t yet taken effect, Haley says local officials have shut down his shop for what he views as dubious reasons, making him unable to sell the remaining inventory – the latest in what he says has been a constant regulatory headache that featured him asking Yelp reviewers to delete positive reviews to placate federal officials who wanted proof he was not marketing kratom for human consumption.

Haley plans to open a totally legal apothecary shop if the ban takes effect.


Pot Breathalyzer Hits the Street

A futuristic drug-detecting fingerprint scanner may soon follow.

Debate on Foreign Policy, War and Peace, scheduled for September 30th in Lexington and will include Democrat, Republican, Green Party and Libertarian Party Leaders in Kentucky

Debate in LEXINGTON KENTUCKY: Foreign Policy, War and Peace


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The panel debate will be on Friday, September 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Lexington on the campus of the Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) on Cooper Drive – Oswald Bldg. Auditorium, Room 230.

Four of the 6 participants have already confirmed, so the show will definitely go on and they include the following:

Ken Moellman, Libertarian Party

Bernadene Zennie, Green Party

Jason Belcher, a Democrat who will represent the positions of Hillary Clinton and the DNC,

T.J. Litafik, a Republican who will represent the positions of Donald Trump,

Others who have been invited are Senator Rand Paul (R) and someone designated by the Jim Gray (D) campaign as well. If Sen. Paul cannot make it, he is invited to send a surrogate.

There will be a neutral moderator and a timekeeper. All media are invited to cover the action. Initial questions will have time limits of 3 to 4 minutes per person, and will deal with topics such as the following:

“The US has approximately 700 to 900 military bases all over the world. No other country does. Is that the way things should be, and why or why not?”

Was the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney a good idea, or was it a case of illegal aggression?

Many Democratic and Republican members of Congress and candidates are expressing hostility to Russia. Is that wise?

What should the US be doing with regard to the conflict in Syria, which has been going on for the last 5 years?

Was President Obama’s bombing of Libya in 2011, which was supported by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a case of international aggression?

Should our defense budget be decreased, increased or kept about the same?”

There will also be cards for members of the audience to write questions on, if time allows. Panelists will be encouraged to rebut things other panelists say.


Moderator: Dr. Michael Benton, BCTC
Sponsors: BCTC Students for Peace & Earth Justice
Central Kentucky Council for Peace & Justice

Yours in Peace,
Geoff Young
Member, Peace Action Task Group
Central Kentucky Council for Peace & Justice
(859) 278-4966