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Monday, April 15, 2013

Where is Florida at Right Now?

Day 42 of the 60 day Legislative Session brings a sense of anticipation. Last week four Republican Representatives said if the Florida Medical Association won’t get on board; we should go for legalization and they would support a system of regulation and control!

To those who have taken the time this legislative session to send an e-mail or make a phone call, I cannot thank you enough. Being so close to the process, spending every day in Tallahassee listening to the lawmakers, it is easy to see how much of a difference you are making. Lawmakers are getting the message loud and clear. Incoming Speaker Crisafulli assures me that reforming cannabis policy is a conversation happening at the highest level of Florida government.

The legislative process is slow and cumbersome. Just like it takes time to change the direction of a great ship; so it is with the moving the great state of Florida. I have come to believe this group of elected officials in Tallahassee is ready to right the wrongs of their predecessors, but it is a slow going. Nowhere is the law of unintended consequences more strongly felt then in cannabis policies; and many of our lawmakers get it. Where the intent may have been to protect the most vulnerable; the reality is those who could most use access to cannabis are made fodder for the criminal justice system.

Florida CAN has made the case for sensible reforms before the decision makers in our state. We have brought an incredible cast of characters to Tallahassee to speak on your behalf– and we are not done yet! This week, The Black Tuna Robert Platshorn, host of “Should Grandma Smoke Pot?” is joining me for a day at the Capitol.

Over the past weeks we have introduced lawmakers to senior citizens Cathy Jordan, Bob Jordan, John Chase, and Frank Dougherty. Most people have heard the story of Cathy Jordan, but few recognize the sacrifice Bob made in Vietnam. In March, Bob and Frank spent several days walking point for veterans in Florida. Florida is home to 1.6 million veterans. The VA – the only federal agency that practices medicine – has a directive allowing the use of cannabis where lawful under state statutes. John Chase of Pinellas has studied the harms of alcohol prohibition and used his time in Tallahassee to talk about the harms associated with this policy of prohibition.

Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition joined FLCAN staff at the Capitol March 19th. Neill was on a two-week tour of Florida speaking about the unintended consequences of prohibition. Also representing sensible cannabis policies in Tallahassee that week was Ethel Rowland – woman of many hats; Jeff Borg – ACLU Board of Directors and Eric Stevens – FLCAN’s legislative liaison. Ethel and Eric bring great drug policy credentials to the table. Eric, a south Florida activist, was trained by American’s for Safe Access to advocate for cannabis reform. Ethel is a seasoned activist artist who uses her time and talent to expose the consequences of prohibition.

When we asked supporters to reach out to Representative Roberson, Chair of the House Quality Sub-Committee, more than a 1,000 of our supporters responded. Though he ultimately ran out of time for the workshop, when we cornered Representative Roberson he said if he had done a workshop on the “Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act” that would have been the only thing reported that day. While it works for me, apparently, what Representative Roberson is doing was bigger than our need for safe, legal access to cannabis without fear of a jail cell.

This past week, we asked you to write Senator Bean and encourage his committee to host a workshop to hear expert testimony on therapeutic access to cannabis. The Senator was on board to workshop the bill when President of the Senate, Don Gaetz, – Republican from Niceville, added a number of bills to the committee, putting ours off the agenda!

What did Don Gaetz think is more important than making sure people who may lose their life or their senses have access to cannabis? One bill making its way through the legislature deals with what color you can dye baby chicks at Easter.

Last week was a tipping point in the minds of many Florida lawmakers. Irv Rosenfeld, one of four surviving patients who receive cannabis from the Federal Government joined Cathy Jordan and the FLCAN team in Tallahassee. Tony Clymer of the Silver Tour and NORML of Florida was part of our team walking door-to-door with Eric Stevens, Cathy Jordan, Irv Rosenfeld and myself.

With the prosecutor accepting Cathy has a medical need for cannabis even lawmakers are beginning to wonder how we can continue to give cannabis to one man, Irv and deny it to Cathy.
There are still rules that will allow the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act to go to the floor for a vote this year, but the changes are slim. Once in a while, the long shot wins and we all love to watch the story unfold.

Even as I write, several opportunities still exist for us to pass a bill this session that will allow safe access to cannabis before November of 2013. Patients out of time cannot wait another year for lawmakers to find the will or voters to pass a constitutional amendment; they need access now without fear of arrest. Rest assured, FLCAN will continue to explore every avenue available to assure that those you love have access to this plant.

We invite those who want to be sure we get access to therapeutic cannabis to do more than just wait for someone else to act. FLCAN has provided you with all the tools you need to pass a resolution of support in your home town or county. Passing resolutions of support in Florida puts pressure on the state to create safe access but it also puts pressure on the Federal Government to untie the hands of the states hesitant to step outside federal guidelines on cannabis.

FLCAN has one more opportunity to move decision makers into championing our cause. Friday, April 19, 2013 the Republican Party of Florida is hosting a walk to raise money for the cure to ALS – Lou Gehrig ’s disease. For three months, Cathy has been a living, breathing example of a patient who may have a key to the cure.

You can be part of the historic opportunity to energize leaders of the Republican Party to take the steps necessary to give patients access to cannabis now! They can remove the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act from its committees of reference and send it to the Floor. It requires the will of the President of the Senate and Speak of the House to happen- they will not do this if they think it is safe to ignore this issue.

If enough people come forward demanding access to cannabis there is one last tactic the leadership can use to grant us immunity from prosecution while we create a system that allows therapeutic access. Lawmakers can create a committee bill that will strike cannabis from section 893 of the Florida Statute.

Everyone who can read knows cannabis does not belong in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substance Act. This is it, with only days to go, activate your phone tree, share our messages with friends and keep those calls and letters coming!

This year I’ve raised the battle cry from Key West to Pensacola- “No surrender, no retreat” we are right and the people need us to stay the course. Victory is ours….

Jodi James, Executive Director

FLCAN continues to fight the good fight. Will you dig deep and make a contribution today to assure we can be a leading voice in creating responsible cannabis policies for Florida?

Posted by Jodi originally. 

Circle of Evil – highest ranking antiCannabis officials DOXed. Share This!!

For far too long the people of the cannabis community has battled a faceless enemy… that has been hiding behind  lies, different names, different titles, different positions of power, different corporations and corporate logos. This page with names and brief descriptions is an example of the over 400 Narco-Warriors that Team Vendetta has investigated, doxed, and compiled information on.  Let’s end their game. Starting with Dr. Kevin A Sabet; Obama and the Drug Czars Senior Drug Adviser.
Enough is Enough.

We Do Not Forgive

We DO Not Forget

Should Of Expected Us. Continue reading

Dorner Manifesto – unedited (part 1)

PART ONE

Here comes the TAKE DOWN OF LAPD!!! Yipeeee

Here’s an UNCENSORED copy of the rogue LAPD officers manifesto
From: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648
To: America
Subj: Last resort
Regarding CF# 07-004281

Christopher Dorner w/ Chief William Bratton
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake andcomplete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decree should never have been lifted. The only thing that has evolved from the consent decree is those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff, and executive positions.
The question is, what would you do to clear your name?
Name;
A word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.
Name Synonyms;
reputation, title, appellation, denomination, repute.
A name is more than just a noun, verb, or adjective. It’s your life, your legacy, your journey, sacrifices, and everything you’ve worked hard for every day of your life as and adolescent,young adult and adult. Don’t let anybody tarnish it when you know you’ve live up to your own set of ethics and personal ethos.
In 8/07 I reported an officer (Ofcr. Teresa Evans/now a Sergeant), for kicking a suspect (excessive force) during a Use of Force while I was assigned as a patrol officer at LAPD’s Harbor Division. While cuffing the suspect, (Christopher Gettler), Evans kicked the suspect twice in the chest and once in the face. The kick to the face left a visible injury on the left cheek below the eye. Unfortunately after reporting it to supervisors and investigated by PSB (internal affairs investigator Det. Villanueva/Gallegos), nothing was done. I had broken their supposed “Blue Line”. Unfortunately, It’s not JUST US, it’s JUSTICE!!! In fact, 10 months later on 6/25/08, after already successfully completing probation, acquiring a basic Post Certificate, and Intermediate Post Certificate, I was relieved of duty by the LAPD while assigned to patrol at Southwest division. It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me for reporting Evans for kicking Mr. Christopher Gettler. The department stated that I had lied and made up the report that Evans had kicked the suspect. I later went to a Board of Rights (department hearing for decision of continued employment) from 10/08 to 1/09. During this BOR hearing a video was played for the BOR panel where Christopher Gettler stated that he was indeed kicked by Officer Evans (video sent to multiple news agencies). In addition to Christopher Gettler stating he was kicked, his father Richard Gettler, also stated that his son had stated he was kicked by an officer when he was arrested after being released from custody. This was all presented for the department at the BOR hearing. They still found me guilty and terminated me. What they didn’t mention was that the BOR panel made up of Capt. Phil Tingirides, Capt. Justin Eisenberg, and City Attorney Martella had a signigicant problem from the time the board was assembled. Capt. Phil Tingirides was a personal friend of Teresa Evans from when he was her supervisor at Harbor station. That is a clear conflict of interest and I made my argument for his removal early and was denied. The advocate for the LAPD BOR was Sgt. Anderson. Anderson also had a conflict of interest as she was Evans friend and former partner from Harbor division where they both worked patrol together. I made my argument for her removal when I discovered her relation to Evans and it was denied. Continue reading

California – Orange County Scandals!

Orange County DA Office: SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING BRIBES FROM MURDERER INMATE WHO WAS ENGAGING IN PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING SEX AND SMUGGLING DRUGS, DURING JAIL VISITS WITH WIFE
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SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING BRIBES FROM MURDERER INMATE WHO WAS ENGAGING IN PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING SEX AND SMUGGLING DRUGS, DURING JAIL VISITS WITH WIFE
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Federal Credit Union Act

lol cooperative effort

Federal Credit Union Act

 

The Federal Credit Union Act (FCUA) is the source of authority for all federally chartered credit unions and governs the coverage and terms of insured accounts at all federally insured credit unions. It also determines the structure and duties of NCUA. The Congress of the United States found the following, and embodied the same in the Federal Credit Union Act of 1934 (Amended):

The American credit union movement began as a cooperative effort to serve the productive and provident credit needs of individuals of modest means.

Credit unions continue to fulfill this public purpose, and current members and membership groups should not face divestiture from the financial services institution of their choice as a result of recent court action.

To promote thrift and credit extension, a meaningful affinity and bond among members, manifested by a commonality of routine interaction, shared and related work experiences, interests, or activities, or the maintenance of an otherwise well understood sense of cohesion or identity is essential to the fulfillment of the public mission of credit unions.

Credit unions, unlike many other participants in the financial services market, are exempt from Federal and most State taxes because they are member-owned, democratically operated, not-for-profit organizations generally managed by volunteer boards of directors and because they have the specified mission of meeting the credit and savings needs of consumers, especially persons of modest means.

Improved credit union safety and soundness provisions will enhance the public benefit that citizens receive from these cooperative financial services institutions.

NCUA.Gov | National Credit Union Association

NCUA

http://www.ncua.gov/

For the Bank Secrecy Act info scroll all the way down to the bottom!    lol… like white on white rice, we r onto you.  Should of expected us. Continue reading

Beautiful video by PNVP.Org where Judge Judy weighs in on false allegations / illegal restraining orders easily processed by the court system itself! OUTRAGE!

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“Legalization won’t come overnight”

Students not too smart in Florida, or corruption of polls ‘too high’?

Kingsley Guy: “Now that Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational use of marijuana, it’s time for Floridians to start talking seriously about doing the same.”

Legalization won’t come overnight. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found only 42 percent of Florida voters think recreational pot smoking should be legal, while 52 percent think it should continue to be proscribed.

Time to re-think our War on Drugs“.

 

Magnitsky bill

A Bill that cracks down on corruption, in Russia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Magnitsky bill, also known as the Magnitsky ActMagnitsky law or, by its formal title, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill which was passed by the U.S. Congress in November–December 2012.[1][2] The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 14, 2012. [3]

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History

In 2009, lawyer and auditor Sergei Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison after exposing massive fraud involving Russian tax officials.

In June 2012, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the bill as the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (H.R. 4405).[4] The main intention of the law was to punish Russian officials that were thought to be responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky by prohibiting their entrance to the United States and use of their banking system.[1] The legislation was to be taken up by a Senate panel the next week and was cited in a broader review of the mounting tensions in the international relationship.[5][6] The bill was sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin. The list of Russian officials who are supposed to be subjects of the bill was soon published.[7]

In November 2012, provisions of the Magnitsky bill were attached to a House bill (H.R. 6156) normalizing trade with Russia (i.e. repealing Jackson–Vanik amendment) andMoldova.[2][8] On 6 December 2012 U.S. Senate passed the House version of the law.[1] The law was signed by President Obama on December 14, 2012.[9][10][11][12]

Russian government reaction

Main article: Dima Yakovlev Law

It was reported that Russian authorities, acting through Goldman Sachs Bank, hired a public relations company led by Kenneth Duberstein to lobby against the legislation.[13][14]The Russian foreign ministry has called the Senate decision a “performance in the theater of the absurd”,[15] and Russian President Vladmir Putin said, “This is very bad. This, of course, poisons our relationship” with the United States.[16]

While Russian officials desired to pass a proportional response in their own legislature, a proposal to similarly deny entrance to Americans guilty of gross human rights violations[17]would have less of an impact on the United States than the Magnitsky bill, since fewer Americans take vacations or own assets in Russia than Russians do in the United States. On December 19, 2012, the State Duma voted 400 to 4 to ban the international adoption of Russian children into the United States. The bill was unofficially named after Dmitri Yakovlev(ru) (Chase Harrison), a Russian toddler who died in 2008 of heat stroke after neglect from his adoptive American father.[18][19]

Positive reception

Australian expatriate jurist Geoffrey Roberston, who is representing some of the Magnitksy campaigners, has described the Act as “one of the most important new developments in human rights”. He says it provides “a way of getting at the Auschwitz train drivers, the apparatchiks, the people who make a little bit of money from human rights abuses and generally keep under the radar.”[20]

References

  1. a b c Kathy Lally and Will Englund (6 December 2012). “Russia fumes as U.S. Senate passes Magnitsky law aimed at human rights”The Washington Post. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  2. a b Rep. David “Dave” Camp [R-MI4]. “H.R. 6156: Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012”. Govtrack.us. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ “Obama signs Russia rights law despite Putin fury”. AFP. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  4. ^ “Russia Human Rights Legislation Passes Foreign Affairs Committee”, committee press release, June 07, 2012.
  5. ^ Baker, Peter“Syria Crisis and Putin’s Return Chill U.S. Ties With Russia”The New York Times, June 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  6. ^ Belton, Catherine (2012-06-26). “‘Magnitsky law’ makes progress in Senate”. Ft.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  7. ^ “The people who Senator Cardin wants to punish (Russian)”. Slon.ru. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  8. ^ Jeremy W. Peters (November 16, 2012). “House Passes Russia Trade Bill With Eye on Rights Abuses”The New York Times. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  9. ^ “Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 6156”. Whitehouse.gov. 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  10. ^ Andrey Fedyashin (15 December 2012). “Russia-US: Normalization fraught with conflictill”The Moscow Times. The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  11. ^ “Obama signs Magnitsky Act linked with Jackson-Vanik Amendment termination”. Interfax. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  12. ^ “Obama Signs Magnitsky Bill”Reuters. The Moscow Times. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  13. ^ Adam Kredo (2012-07-19). “BANK OF PUTIN. Goldman Sachs lobbying against human rights legislation”. Freebeacon.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  14. ^ Unlawful Arrest by Vladimir Abarinov
  15. ^ “Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in connection with the approval of «S. Magnitsky law» by the United States Senate”. Mid.ru. 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  16. ^ Reuters (2012-12-20). “Putin Says U.S. Human Rights Law Poisons Russia-U.S. Ties”The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  17. ^ “Answer of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia S.V. Lavrov for a question of Russian mass media concerning approval of “Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act” by the United States Senate, Dublin”. Mid.ru. 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  18. ^ Herszenhorn, David M. (2012-12-19). “Russia Vote Favors Ban on Adoptions by Americans”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  19. ^ Tom Jackman, Toddler’s tragic death in Herndon, in overheated car, continues as political issue in Russia four years later // Washington Post, 12/12/2012
  20. ^ ‘International human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson speaks on fate of Assange’, Australian Human Rights Commission, 2012-12-18

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