Articles Tagged: Obama

Returning to Richard Flor’s death while in federal custody – highlighting Obama’s MMJ policies

August 19th, 2013 | By Pirate

I have been posting a lot on Obama’s broken promises regarding medical marijuana, and marijuana in general.
In a post from a few days ago, I noted how President Obama has racked up more than 8000% (yes, eight THOUSAND percent) more [legal] medical marijuana provider indictments than George W. Bush did in his entire 8 years, and Obama has only been in office for 5 years,    Ref:  Obama has 8000% more MMJ indictments than Bush  and  Ref: Passive Aggressive Activism

Returning to Richard Flor, and I admit that I have not given this enough attention.  I posted about this when I wrote about Chris Williams, but I haven’t said much about this since;  http://xcannabis.com/2012/09/chris-williams-found-guilty-on-8-felony-counts-faces-mandarory-min-of-45-years/

This type of criminality in government is insane.  The federal government over-riding the state law, to justify over 75 years of an unconstitutional war on it’s own people.   Beyond the morality of what the federal government did to Richard Flor, the constitutionality of prohibition is important.   With alcohol prohibition a constitutional amendment was required to ban alcohol, and a constitutional amendment was required to repeal it.   But with cannabis prohibition, there is nothing in the constitution regarding the federal authority over what a person consumes, or grows, or medicates with.   The only thing the constitution regulates is commerce via the Article VI of the constitution.  But even that needs to be re-evaluated, because if the Controlled Substances Act is unconstitutional and I think it is, then Article VI would not apply to drugs or natural herbs that grow out of the ground as God intended.

From an article by John Seiler on September 11th 2012;

““Richard Flor’s death came weeks after a federal judge denied an attorney’s request to release the 68-year-old Miles City resident while he appealed his five-year sentence,” reported the Associated Press. “U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell wrote in his Aug. 7 order that it was ‘unfortunate’ that Flor’s transfer to a Bureau of Prisons medical facility was delayed, but ‘it is not factually or legally significant.’”

I am surprised that Montanan’s and Americans in general are not revolting over this.   This is a terrible injustice!

I saw Kristin Flor’s pictures from Hempfest this year, and I am heart broken by what she must be going through after losing her father to the most horrible circumstances imposed by our government, and also knowing that she has to wait for most of her immediate family to get out of prison on charges concerning VICTIMLESS CRIMES.
This is her speaking hat Hempfest 2013;  http://youtu.be/HqIyXAj0_Ug, Kitty Greatbank’s Miller tells a tragic story about Eddy Lepp, this information about Eddy Lepp and how the Feds overrode a state law and a state decision in court to persecute Eddy Lepp is terrible.   Eddy is not dead yet, but he is dieing.

 

 

It is very important to listen to that video above, and I am very ashamed that I have not given Richard Flor’s memory and case more attention.

 

Lets repeal the first amendment to stop the racist tea party comments about Obama

July 31st, 2013 | By Pirate

Yesterday I was musing on how citizens initiatives get passed, things like I-502 which are so terribly negative in ending cannabis prohibition in the USA.

After my blog post, I got reading more about Mark Dice, and he is an interesting film maker.  I have to admit, I don’t know a lot about him.  But I was not shocked to see this second video of where Mark Dice got a bunch of signatures to “Repeal the First Amendment”.   His premise was “the tea party people and republicans are saying mean things about Obama, and they don’t have the right to do that – in these tough times”.

I am sorely disappointed with the outcome of this video, because of how willing people are to simply sign something.  Even after having explained to them over and over that this will “repeal the first amendment”.

I say it again, it is no wonder that things like I-502 get passed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpHOaW99ST4  < repeal the first amendment?

 

Some of my favorite Libertarian memes

June 15th, 2013 | By Pirate

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I’ve been collecting memes from the internet, these are my favorite Libertarian leaning memes.

Enjoy, and share!

If you would like to download these memes and use them for your own blog or social media, click the link below and scroll down or use the

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http://xcannabis.com/2013/06/some-of-my-favorite-libertarian-memes/533847_574532792579983_1233170341_n/

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Will Technology Advance Enough to Catch Politicians in Lies?

February 16th, 2013 | By Pirate

I have thought long and hard about how we can expose the lies instantly and obviously when politicians lie to the public.

A lot of the public are too trusting and innocent or more likely too lazy to research anything themselves.  But they are constantly getting force-fed propaganda from the media about which business to like, which politician to like, which colors are happiest.

I foresee a future where science brings lie detection that is 100% accurate.  I don’t know how or when, but science certainly has advanced in a very short time, and we are finding that many new sciences are close to 100% accurate.
I think it’s reasonable to suspect science can or maybe already has (for the government) produce such a technology.

Well in all of the years of activism, either me vs. the LDS/Mormon history and doctrine, me vs. the state (free speech or cannabis), or me vs. liberals who love abortion and socialism.  I have had a lot of accusations to discredit, defame, or to stress me.  But I wonder if the reason why my foes don’t confront me with the rumors and lies, is because they know I will film their BS, and then maybe some day, their lies will be exposed?

I personally won’t believe anyone about anything important, without solid proof.  Whether it is claims about ancient history, politics, or personal interactions.  Proof is required in this age of bullshit.

Musing on this, I made a video with commentary on the state of the union in the video below, and below that are two more videos about technology and tools to analyze human behavior such as truth vs. fiction.

 

 

The New Age of Science and the Future of Lie Detection by Rev Ryan

 

The Warrior Gene, Genetic tendency towards violence

 

Obama_Lie_Detector

BTW-  I loved this response to Obama’s state of the union by Rand Paul>
http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/rand-paul-asks-serious-questions-abou

Penn Jillette lays down a wonderful case for libertarianism

October 16th, 2012 | By Pirate

I fully agree with Penn in all that he said in this video.   I know I disagree with Penn Jillette on many topics, but politically he and I are in a very close alignment.   Faith, God, theism is something that he and I have a minor divide, though a lot of what he says about the Bible is both clever and funny, I think it is incorrect and not closely analyzed by the statements that he sometimes makes.

However what he says about “People think that if you are libertarian that you just want what happened in the Bush years to continue…  …  every libertarian I know HATED the Bush administration”..  He goes on to explain how there were a lot of misconceptions that the Bush administration was libertarian, which is not true.   But in some ways, Bush was far more liberty conscious than Obama, seeing that Obama has 60 times more federal indictments under his belt in just 4 years, than Bush had in all 8 of his.  SIXTY TIMES is significant coming from the presidential candidate that was campaigning on a pro-pot platform.

But what we have in this country is croney-capitalism + socialism, and the libertarian representation in this country is faltering.  Our country is less free market, and less libertarian than 18 other countries in the world in regard to economic freedom.   When our country was strong, and we had less poor people and less deficit we were much much more libertarian.   When our country started falling to pieces we had been going down the road to socialism for about 80 years.   Now we are seeing the harvest from all of this socialism, and it isn’t looking pretty IMHO.

Anyway, here is Penn Jillet with “Penn Jillette: Reconciling Atheism with Libertarianism ”

Ron Paul: What really happened in Tampa

October 8th, 2012 | By Pirate

David Warrington, an attorney with LeClairRyan, spoke to the Liberty Political Action Conference on September 15, 2012. He serves as General Counsel for Campaign for Liberty and served in that capacity for the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign.
http://www.campaignforliberty.org/

Words from Ryan;

I can’t vote for either Obama or Romney, so I am still trying to decide how to make my vote count most.

One tip I was given is that if a 3rd party (like the Libertarian party) gets 5% of the vote, they will get federal fund matching for the next election.  So voting for Gary Johnson makes a lot of sense in that way.  But I still hold strong that Ron Paul is the best of all of the choices.   Hands down, it is Ron Paul who is the most sincere with a real plan for America’s success in getting out of this debt enslavement!

When it comes to pandering voters who is most prolific

September 18th, 2012 | By Pirate

Who is worse for the voters in the ways of pandering and lies?  When it comes to marijuana (medical) for example;
Mitt Romney says he is not in favor of MMJ, and will fight it tooth and nail.
Obama says;  ” (he) would not ‘use Justice Department resources to try and circumvent state laws about medical marijuana.’ ”

 

On Feb. 29, 2009 Attorney General Eric Holder said that he did not expect raids on medical marijuana clinics to continue . “He was my boss during the campaign, he is formally and technically and by law my boss now. So what he said during the campaign is now American policy.”

On Oct. 19, 2009 the Department of Justice issued its now famous Ogden memo , which announced that prosecutorial priorities should not target “individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.” Most observers believed that medical marijuana users and caregivers who complied with state law would no longer be the focus of federal prosecution.

However, on Oct. 7, 2011, federal prosecutors in California announced their efforts to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries with “significant commercial operations.” Drug policy experts have alleged that federal raids on medical marijuana clinics indicate that President Obama and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have contradicted their earlier positions on medical marijuana.

 

 

  1. Pursing Pot Clinics Obama (since 2009) 170 DEA Raids 61 Federal Indictments
    Bush (All 8 Years) 40 DEA Raids 1 Federal IndictmentIncrease since Obama: +400+% +610%And not all cases are documented, The DEA and Police often doing sleezy “Smash and Grab operations” where they destroy the property and steal all the valuables.

    But Kris Hermes, spokesman for Americans for Safe Access, sees an escalation in federal raids. “Arrests have not been made every time there’s been a raid,” Hermes observed. “We call them ‘smash and grab.’ DEA agents come in, guns drawn — ski masks, even. They destroy the place. They take everything” — computers, money, plants.

    ref: http://www.rollitup.org/politics/557688-obama-dea-610-more-federal.html#post7921320

     

    I will vote Gary Johnson or write in Ron Paul.  These other two jackasses don’t care about the voters.

    But one thing to note about Romney, is at least he isn’t pandering the voters, and lying about what he feels in regards to pursuing marijuana providers.  At least Romney has grown some balls.   Not that it will help his chances of getting my vote.  But he has 1000 times more integrity in telling the truth than Obama does.

Kings and Peasants in the USA – How all of the US Presidents are cousins

September 8th, 2012 | By Pirate

Its long been thought that both parties are working on the same team against the American people. Well the “team” has to do with all of the US presidents except one (Martin Van Buren) are cousins. In fact Tony Blair and the Queen of England are in this same monarchy too.
For all of these US presidents to be grandsons of one medieval king seems awfully UN-coincidental.  With hundreds of millions of people in the USA, for all of these presidents to be the grandsons of the famous king aka “Prince John” from the Robin Hood tales, is extremely interesting in my opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sqN8QI7_hk&list=UUlTFj4eJRwSaeswztDzCyQg&index=3&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNeVbWmbhfg&list=UUlTFj4eJRwSaeswztDzCyQg&index=2&feature=plcp

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/12/20/family-ties-ancestry-com-finds-that-romney-and-george-w-are-cousins/

Watching the RNC without Ron Paul is looking at a cereal bowl of cynanide

August 28th, 2012 | By Pirate

I am watching the RNC right now, and I am terrified.  They blocked Ron Paul delegates, they forced them to vote Mitt Romney or lose their delegate seat.
Without Ron Paul, watching the RNC is like looking at breakfast that is a cereal bowl of cyanide.  Do you eat and die, or stay hungry?

A lot of people are now going to vote for Gary Johnson.  I don’t like his soft views as much as I like Ron Paul’s consistency and sincerity and strict libertarianism.  But I am considering switching my vote to Gary Johnson.

One big issue that I have with Gary Johnson lately is that I learned his running mate Judge Jim Gray is supporting Initiative 502 in Washington.  Is that enough to keep me away from supporting Gary Johnson?  Possibly.  We will have to see.

Right now here is how I see it.

Obama has a slight chance of redeeming himself.  But I doubt he will.
With one executive order Obama could forever change drug policy in the USA.
That may be enough to gain him the support he needs to win.

Ron Paul can be written in on the ballot, but some states don’t recognize those votes.
But some candidates have won the race by getting written in.

Write-in candidate – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or Gary Johnson may be the overall best choice, seeing that he is on the ballot in all 50 states, and most of his politics makes common sense.   But does he really have a chance?

I got this email from John Tate today:  john_tate@ronpaul2012.com

Dear Ryan,

I’ve been doing conventions long enough to realize that when you don’t have the numbers, things will not go your way.

Today, we didn’t have the numbers.  That is not in question.

Four years ago, the Republican Party simply handled our R3VOLUTION by slamming the door in our faces with hardly any consequences.

Today, the GOP establishment can no longer afford to employ these tactics.

Instead, they’ve adopted new ones.

Properly elected Ron Paul delegates were stripped from us.  And when a motion was made to amend the Credentials Committee Report, it was ignored.

Morton Blackwell, a longtime conservative activist and RNC Rules Committee expert, found himself indefinitely detained – along with the rest of the Virginia delegation.

The RNC’s bus driver responsible for transporting delegates somehow “got lost” for well over an hour until a critical Rules Committee meeting adjourned.

Blackwell and the Virginia delegation were heading up the efforts to defeat new RNC rules proposed by Washington, D.C.-based insider attorneys.

These rules are designed to turn the Republican Party into a top-down organization and strip power away from state parties and grassroots activists of every stripe.

All efforts to vote down these onerous rules were ignored despite a clear split in the voice vote.

Sadly, these rules will now govern the party.

While it is almost certain we did not have the votes on the floor to win either of these battles, a fair and open debate and recognition of our motions would have been a better way for these problems to have been handled.

It didn’t have to be this way.  And quite frankly, it’s a shame.

It’s a shame for Ron Paul supporters.  It’s a shame for conservative activists of all stripes, and it’s a shame for the Republican Party.

However, you and I have much to be proud of.

Many of the amendments our campaign fought for were included in the new GOP platform.  Four years ago, many politicians in both parties scoffed at our efforts to audit the Federal Reserve.

Now it’s in the Republican Platform – along with internet freedom, war only under a Congressional declaration, support for a gold commission, and fighting back against domestic drones.

We also forced the establishment to cave in and seat more of our delegates than they wanted to.

Instead of being shut out of the convention, Ron Paul was able to walk the floor and talk to his delegates Tuesday afternoon.

Coalitions that have been built over the past several weeks on these battles will last long into the future.

Our liberty movement is growing.  It’s growing fast.

And the underhanded actions we’ve seen over the past week are sure to drive more folks into our camp.

I’m proud of our liberty movement.  I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished.  I’m proud of you.

I strongly believe you and I are the future.

Winning won’t be easy.  Our opponents are determined to maintain their iron grip on power.

But their days are numbered – if I can count on you to keep up the fight.

The Ron Paul R3VOLUTION is not coming to end.

Our R3VOLUTION will not end until limited government, free markets, sound money, and respect for individual liberty, constitutional principles, and a pro-America foreign policy are finally restored in America.

And you will play a vital role in making this a reality.

For Liberty,

John Tate
Campaign Manager

P.S.  The establishment is going to use every trick in the book to hold onto their power.

But they know you and I are the future of the Republican Party.  Their days in power are numbered – if I can count on you to stay involved.

Our R3VOLUTION did not end today.  It’s only beginning.

Why I won’t support Barack Obama or Mitt Romney – Ron Paul or bust!

July 1st, 2012 | By Pirate

Romney and Obama are both sold out to big corporations (pretty much the same exact people who sponsor one, also sponsors the other’s campaign)

I posted this on facebook.  But I wanted to repost it, because I have been meaning to put this together in video format, but since it’s already typed out, I’ll reshare.

But this is how I feel about both of them right now. Regardless though, I am still voting for Ron Paul!

The president to his favor, he does have his hands tied in some ways. For example he can’t just go and legalize marijuana. Although some people debate that with an executive order he can end the drug war.

If not directly, he could end the drug war by defunding the program, or directing the Department of Justice to re prioritize harder drugs from softer drugs, or hurtful crimes from victimless crimes.

But some say and it seems plausible, but obviously Im no constitutional law student. The strategy seems to be, that the President could use Executive Order powers to challenge and possibly directly defeat the drug war based on the drug war’s unconstitutional foundation. Based on cases such as Timothy Leary vs. the USA (1969), and also constitutional law found in the 21st Amendment. Etc. But even more so, that the drug war has no constitutional validity, and violates the bill of rights (1st, 4th and 5th Amendment, possibly the 6th the 9th and the 10th as well all are in direct conflict with the drug war).

But Obama has a lot more power than people give him credit for.
That he constantly mocks these questions about marijuana, even though it’s always the number #1 question (by votes) for the president for the town hall meetings, and when he responds he mocks the questions and the people asking the questions. So he has totally done a 180 degree turn on his former marijuana position.

Just like Romney with abortion and gay rights.

Romney and Barack both are completely guilty of flip flopping.

But then there is the war. He continuously campaigned about how he would have the troops home before 2010, and then changed his position on that, and started sending more troops.

Barack is the commander and chief, he could order the troops to pack up and come home, and they would all be home within 4 months. That is one of the most influential decisions he can make. He just won’t.

To Romney’s favor. I understand his position, kind of. Like with abortion. He certainly is against abortion, even when he was governor. But Romney was trying to play politics, and he was trying to appease the will of the people I suppose. He has gotten older, and more comfortable as a politician, and now he is campaigning on his pro-life beliefs, even though the previous president won doing the opposite. So I think it takes a lot of courage to stand up for what one believes, even despite it is a political risk.
With the marijuana topic, at least he isn’t being soft on the issue, and saying one thing when he means something else. I think it’s cool that he is being straight forward, and campaigning on that which is also risky politically.
I obviously disagree with Romney intensely on many levels. But one thing I can give him credit for is finally standing up and growing a spine and standing up for what he really believes in a campaign where he has no guarantee of success (or does he? he may! lol). But from my limited point of view as an observer at some level. I would think he would be more fickle and less straightforward now, than ever before. So I am taken back by this new Mitt Romney.
And I am highly disappointed that Barack Obama turned out to be such a fat liar.

 

REFERENCES

A few clips of Barack Obama demanding truth and accountability from the other candidates, and some of his interviews and campaign speeches about marijuana/cannabis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DwGdwItpCE&feature=plcp

More clips from Barack’s campaign in this video that I did in June 2009.

http://youtu.be/N7n2bH5YPco

Obama mocks marijuana consumers and legalization advocates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak7HBA5f-Y8&feature=plcp

Obama promises to bring troops home as soon as he is sworn in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p12cAclNCRU&feature=autoplay&list=PL626D61828AE92C7A&playnext=1

Mitt Romney flip flops on abortion and other issues

The Ultimate Mitt Romney Flip-Flop Collection

This is my take I why I personally won’t vote for Mitt Romney or a Mormon president.

Why I can not vote for a Mormon candidate (Presidential)
There are a lot of reasons why I oppose each of these men as president individually.

I also oppose them because they share some of the same aspects.
#1  They are both almost entirely funded by investment bankers, the same corps sponsor each campaign almost equally.   (so they win either way)

#2  They both participate in and support corporate welfarism, or in other words crony capitalism

#3  They are both big government socialists who change their mind on issue based on their audience

#4  They both oppose marijuana and want to put people in prison for victimless crimes like possession of cannabis

#5  They both support the NDAA and the anti-liberty provisions in the Patriot Act(s) and other related bills.

#6  (this ought to be higher on this list actually) They both are supporters and advocates of the corrupt federal reserve that is destroying this country
I also found this about how all presidents except for one are cousins and related through an English King, yes even Obama!   12 yr Girl Discovers ALL US Presidents (except one) related
Is Romney part of the clan?

These are just a few points, but most of these relate to the other problems that I could list.
This is why I will only vote for Ron Paul.  I will be writing him in come November!

www.ronpaul2012.com

Ron Paul’s latest broadcast;
Ron Paul – Audit the fed now or never!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsadZ5HMfW4