Articles Tagged: conflicts

I owe Ian Moody an apology

August 10th, 2012 | By Pirate

Yes I am surprised too.  After a very strange and uncomfortable year of dealing with Ian and his alter ego’s.  I am indeed apologizing to Ian Moody of WA.

I am not apologizing about anything other than I made a comment “If Ian actually runs for congress I would be surprised”.  I am eating my words in that sentence, because Ian Moody is in fact running for congress.  Another surprising aspect of this story, is that Ian is also promoting a pro-liberty platoform (along side of also saying YES TAX MY CROP AT A 75% excise tax from grower to consumer).

I am impressed that Ian has taken this platform.  Its not all good its not all bad.
I had expected a more progressive stance, because of the group he has attempted to appeal to in the past.  But I am surprised about his conflicting economic policies where he wants more tax from the people, but yet wants a small government?    Just some things, not all things.
Certainly his platform isn’t perfect, but hey he gets an A for effort!

Despite our past conflicts.   I still can congratulate a man for his follow through and determination.

Now, lets think about life with Ian Moody as a legislator.   Sorry, I just can’t picture that happening.  I have mental blockage.   I can’t see past the fake accounts, and the name dropping accusations against MHP regarding their cannabis dispensary.

I mean a little name calling is one thing.  But the threats that this guy sent to several people, and the fake accounts and online stalking was a little too much to trust him making laws for me.

But if you don’t know Ian, find out more by just googling his name.

“Ian Moody Washington”

This is an article that I wrote last year about Ian and his bid for congress.  Below is the where the comment is found that I am apologizing for.

Ian Moody for US Congress? I am concerned about his plan.

This is a debate between

Ian Moody – Independent
Rich Cowan – Democrat

MoodyCowan Debate: Social Security – YouTube

Again, this is clearly NOT an endorsement for Ian.  Rather if I were voting in Washington I would write in John Parr, but I would not vote for any of the candidates on the ballot, not less Ian Moody.

This is just my personal opinion.   Ryan Thompson

There is a price for freedom, it’s called responsibility.

March 28th, 2011 | By Pirate

Recently I made a decision to start meeting about faith and teaching about my prospective on the universe and the creator.
I have no formal training and I have no plans to make a formal religion.  But I want to meet with others, who may or may not be like minded and share my life’s lessons and discuss the idea of intelligent design vs. competing theories.
This move was inspired by many small conflicts and discussions about this topic.  I have been working on a freedom initiative here in Washington, and I have been happy to participate, but some of the people that I work with have inspired a new venture in my life.

We will be meeting for Sensi Life (name of our gatherings)
When:   Sunday’s at 10am   (until further notice)
Where:  1312 North Monroe St., Spokane WA
What:  Gathering to talk about topics concerning intelligent design, world philosophy and community  I.E.  Sensi Life

Here is a new sermon in regards to this announcement:

* Description: There is a price for freedom, it’s called responsibility. Many people would rather be lazy than free. This is a conversation about religion and religious persecution that I participated in on facebook.

Nothin but love

September 29th, 2010 | By Pirate

In the past year or so that I have been getting closer and more friendly with different legalization groups and activists there have been some disagreements that have taken place.  On more than one occassion there have been raised voices or CAPS on facebook, when speaking with other activists.

At the end of nearly every conversation, we come out baked and happy friends.  There are very rare occassions that I have had a disagreement last longer than a few hours.  But when I have, it has generally been over money or possessions.

Our family tries to live very meekly.  We don’t splurge, and we don’t have a lot of possessions.  We like life that way.  Ive noticed however, when I was very concerned about getting ahead and being successful I felt more isolated and less satisfied.   But when life is more about life and less about possessions it seems like conflicts, and stress go away.

I can use that advice as much as the next human.

But just to clear the air.  We appreciate our friends and family in the movement.  We have so much respect for the folks out there fighting for freedom and liberty.  There are many who feel almost the exact same way about legalization that we love, and there are some who feel very differently who we also love.

Its ok to disagree.

Also, people have told me that I am a little “spamy”.  That may be, and I apologize if it seems like that to you.  I try to pay for my advertising.  We donate to different causes, and we also link back to other websites that we link on.   Cannabis Culture, NORML, MPP and several others get completely free advertising at xCannabis in many different formats.  Some have free banner ads, some have free links, and some get mentioned in the blogs.   My favortires get all three.   Sometimes we do vlogs (video blogs) and mention our friends as well.

We try to give more than we take is what Im trying to say.   If you feel like I am taking more than I am giving, or some how harming something or someone else please bring it to my attention.  Im a little rough around the edges, but I love to resolve conflicts.  Which is probably why I have been employed in one way or another with customer service jobs.   I do like to find resolutions, and I love to see positive progress made.  So trust me, we can work it out.   Email me at   ‘revryan @’

Another announcement that I have been trying to make on the Stash but my links get blocked.  Is Utah Hempfest (3rd Anual). 
TODAY!   September 29th, 10am – 7pm.

University of Utah – Student Union

200 S. Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT

Follow this link to learn more at their facebook page:

One more shout out.  MHP in Spokane on Freya!   Great work! Wonderful meds!  Kindred spirits!


Props to Doug Hiatt and Sensible Washington!

May 20th, 2010 | By Pirate

Props to the I-1068 people, and to NORML!

I know that these folks have been under heavy attack as of late.  A lot of conflicts are arising between the medical market, and the legalization movement.

Some good things and some not so good.   For example Medical Herb Providers and a few other cannabis friendly businesses are carrying the I-1068 shirts.
There are some available from Sensible Washington now as well as from Emerald Sun in Spokane.  Check out their site for details;

Buy a T-shirt

This is the shop that is selling the t-shirts. Contact them to get a I-1068 T!!

Speck Print Shop
219 Broadway East
Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA 98102
Hours: Noon to 7pm Mon-Sat

There was a lot of conflicts and chaos going on last week when we ended our 5% donation deal from Emerald Sun.  So we haven’t sent in the $20 that we owe Sensible Washington.  We gave away a lot of shirts and we still are giving away a lot of shirts for I-1068.  It’s a way to get the message out, and with a campaign that is on limited funds, it’s important that we get the word out any way that we can.  I personally make YouTube videos, wear I-1068 t-shirts, and post on many different blogs and facebook groups about it.  There are many ways to help,  Most importantly (this is an area that I am lacking), we need signatures!  Contact Sensible Washington to learn how to help with that.

It’s NOT too late for real change!

Go I-1068!