The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era ban on the transfer of surplus military equipment to police departments as soon as Monday.

Sessions: Trump to Arm Police With Military Gear
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump will revive a program that provides local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers. (Aug. 28)

Policing for Profit
Forfeiture $quads
Got SqWAT?
Chief William H. Parker greatly reformed and streamlined the LAPD, Parker's reforms had the effect of making LAPD a paramilitary body. Daryl Gates was picked to be the chauffeur for Parker. Today Gates is considered the father of SWAT

85 shots: US cops use more ammo per man than Germans per year
Eighty-five shots: That’s the total number of bullets German police used in all of 2011, Der Spiegel reports. But what does it say when US cops use as much ammo to bring down one man as German cops need to keep the peace nationwide?

The Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department (that's them above) just obtained an armored personnel carrier, complete with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun. Sheriff Leon Lott has charmingly named the vehicle "The Peacemaker," and insists that using a caliber of ammunition that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it's generally reserved for use against armored vehicles) will "save lives."

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Trump Is Giving Local Cops Military Weapons Again - BuzzFeed
Obama had curtailed the program in 2015, saying equipment like armored vehicles and grenade launchers made the police look like an occupying force.

President Trump issued an executive order on Monday to once again let military weapons and supplies flow into the hands of local police departments, saying it provides "life-saving equipment and resources."

The order rolls back an Obama-era rule, which had limited the transfer of the equipment — including grenade launchers, high-caliber rifles, and armored vehicles.

“It represents a policy shift toward ensuring officers have the tools they need to reduce crime and keep their communities safe,” states a Department of Justice document, which cites two reports that say the devices help arrest drug traffickers while protecting officers.
"We will not allow criminal activity, violence, and lawlessness to become the new normal," said Jeff Sessions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions enthusiastically supported putting the equipment onto American streets in a speech on Monday, saying Trump's order shows "we will not allow criminal activity, violence, and lawlessness to become the new normal."

But civil rights activists said the weaponry treats Americans like enemy combatants, while some local law enforcement said the tools needed to be deployed with caution.

"I don’t think police departments should be asking for 'military gear,'" King County Sheriff John Urquhart of Washington state told BuzzFeed News. "The public doesn’t want to see the police militarized, nor do I. But occasionally we need to gear up — but only to a point."

Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him
"War on Drugs" continues to "justify" Torture and score big for profiteers
Ignorant Jeff: The blind leading the deaf and dumbed down
Ignorant Jeff. Miner's Lullaby Drug Overdoses & MMJ
Ignorant Jeff Excluding the National Commission on Forensic Science

GOP, Democratic lawmakers propose dueling bills on police militarization
House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation that would stop the transfer of surplus military-grade weaponry to state and local law enforcement under a decades-old program at the Pentagon.

Trump and the GOP Want to Make It Even Easier for Police to Get Military Gear
Should police get rifles, riot gear and armored vehicles from the Pentagon? The nation’s largest police union thinks so—and it has the ear of the Trump administration.

In a Twitter thread,
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) threatened a Senate appropriations legislation floor fight over the move to increasingly militarize police departments.

Paul also said in an op-ed that he will introduce standalone legislation to rein in police militarization.

Richard Nixon - "I'm not a crook"

How Many Americans Do the Cops Kill Each Year? - Newsweek
The funeral procession for Philando Castile, shot dead by police, travels from the Brooks funeral home to the St Paul Cathedral in St Paul, Minnesota, U.S. July 14, 2016. Daniel Bier writes that by the end of 2015, the Washington Post counted 990 people shot dead by police; the Guardian counted 1,146 killed; Fatal Encounters recorded 1,357 killed.

Fatal Force washingtonpost
963 people were fatally shot by police in 2016

US police shootings: How many die each year? - bbc
On Sunday morning, three police officers were shot dead in Baton Rouge. This attack came just 10 days after five police officers were killed in Dallas. Both events were revenge attacks for the killing of young black men by police.

Police killed

"There's a widespread perception in the American public, and particularly within law enforcement, that officers are more threatened, more endangered, more often assaulted, and more often killed than they have been historically," says Seth Stoughton, a law professor at the University of Southern Carolina and former policeman.

"I think it's a very strong perception. People truly believe it. But factually, looking at the numbers, it's not accurate," he says.

FBI data on police officers "feloniously killed" - killed as a result of a criminal act - indicates that the numbers have been falling, he says.
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Looking at the 10 years from 2006 to 2015 the annual average number of police deaths was 49.6, Stoughton says, which he notes is "down significantly from the high".

At the same time the number of police officers has increased in the US. There are a quarter of a million more police officers working today than there were three decades ago.

So when you consider the number of officers killed per 100,000, there has been a dramatic decrease. The annual per capita number of officers killed has dropped from 24 per 100,000 in the 10 years to 1980 to 7.3 per 100,000 in the 10 years to 2013 (the last year for which there is good data).

Killed by police

Official data on the number of people killed by the police turns out to be remarkably unreliable.

"We can't have an informed discussion, because we don't have data," FBI Director James Comey said in the House of Representatives in October.

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The Troubling Sheriffs’ Movement That Joe Arpaio Supports
Trump's pardon didn't just let off a campaign ally. It endorsed a growing push to exempt sheriffs from any federal authority.

When President Donald Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio, calling him a “patriot,” he didn’t just absolve him from the consequences of defying a federal judge. He didn’t merely excuse Arpaio’s racial profiling and illegal immigration sweeps. Trump’s pardon did do all of that. But it also did something more: It boosted a radical theory of law and American history that Arpaio supports, and which is gaining steam across the United States.

It’s called the “constitutional sheriff” movement, and as it grows, it’s increasing the risk of conflict between local law enforcement and federal authorities. Its animating idea is that a sheriff holds ultimate law-enforcement authority in his county—outranking even the federal government within its borders. Though the movement claims deep history in English law, its real roots lie in the more recent fringes of American right-wing thought. And its popularity helps explain why Arpaio’s defiance of federal law shouldn’t be seen as just one grandstanding sheriff crossing a line, but instead should be seen as part of a broader grassroots resistance to constitutional and cultural upheavals during the 20th century. continued

Juicers in Blue
Cops on steroids with Military Weapons of Mass Destruction.
What can possibly go wrong?

Posse_Comitatus wiki/

Hate Group Expert Daniel Levitas Discusses Posse Comitatus,
Christian Identity Movement and More

LEVITAS: While the roots of the so-called Christian Patriot movement and the Posse Comitatus can be traced back to the 19th century and even earlier, the present trend really got its start nearly 30 years ago, in the early 1970s. The Posse Comitatus, which is Latin for "power of the county," was originally founded by William Potter Gale in 1970.

OBITUARIES : William P. Gale; Led Several Racist Groups (1917–1988)
William P. Gale, the self-styled minister who headed the white supremacist Posse Comitatus and other racist groups, has died of the complications of emphysema, it was learned Tuesday.

The Associated Press reported that the 71-year-old Gale died at Castle Air Force Base in Merced County. He had lived in Mariposa.

A retired Army colonel, Gale once served as an aide to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines, but he gained notoriety as head of the paramilitary Committee of the States and the racist Identity Church and Posse Comitatus.

In January he was sentenced to a year in prison for sending death threats to a judge and Internal Revenue Service agents. A federal judge in Las Vegas waived the sentence because Gale had appealed and was in poor health.

NorCalNative September 2, 2017

This part caught my eye.

The Constitutional Sheriffs movement arose from the ashes of the far-right, anti-semetic Posse Comitatus movement of the 1970s and 80s led by William Potter Gale.

The insignia favored by these Christian Patriots was a redesigned Sheriff’s badge containing a NOOSE, BIBLE, and SWORD to reflect their beliefs that sheriffs were responsible for the armed defense of citizens and higher law
(a combination of their view of the Constitution and Christian Identity teachings).

White Supremacy: Its Source and Uses

Christian Identity

Militias and conspiracy culture

DAREyl SWAT Gates, LAPDog Perversions.

John McCain Rips Donald Trump For Pardoning Joe Arpaio

The Racist Ganjawar

Servetus August 29, 2017

Former DEA agent and human rights criminal Joe Arpaio wants to run for public office as mayor, senator, legislator, or perhaps führer.

Expect Arpaio to go judge shopping to secure a non-Hispanic federal judge to make the decision regarding reversing and expunging his contempt-of-court conviction.

Interviewers ask the goose-stepping narc how he’s been able to receive such good treatment while his fellow collaborators were disbarred and lost their jobs. Arpaio says it’s God’s work:

Trump abuses his power to help the cause of bigotry

Now pardoned,
Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants his conviction thrown out

Donald Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
may not be upheld by a US court

Martin Redish, writing in the New York Times, isn’t so sure…
Why Trump Can’t Pardon Arpaio
This is uncharted territory. Yes, on its face the Constitution’s pardon power would seem unlimited. And past presidents have used it with varying degrees of wisdom, at times in ways that would seem to clash with the courts’ ability to render justice. But the Arpaio case is different: The sheriff was convicted of violating constitutional rights, in defiance of a court order involving racial profiling. Should the president indicate that he does not think Mr. Arpaio should be punished for that, he would signal that governmental agents who violate judicial injunctions are likely to be pardoned, even though their behavior violated constitutional rights, when their illegal actions are consistent with presidential policies.

Many legal scholars argue that the only possible redress is impeachment — itself a politicized, drawn-out process. But there may be another route. If the pardon is challenged in court, we may discover that there are, in fact, limits to the president’s pardon power after all.

Servetus September 2, 2017
There is one less sheriff in town. Sheriff David Clarke resigned August 31 for duty to the Tsar, reporting allegedly for a Homeland Security position. Here is a clip of Sheriff Clarke being laughed at by a Congressman when Clarke tries to explain the evils of cannabis:
@POLITICOMag
Now is the time to say it as loudly as possible:
Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like

Aug 28 @AnnCoulter
I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than “climate change”.

“All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those towards whom it is directed will understand it. Therefore, the intellectual level of the propaganda must be lower the larger the number of people who are to be influenced by it.”

@Sue0444
But one thing I believe is that Trump was put into office by God!! & God will help us through these bad times!! God bless America & Trump.

Trump Revoked Flood Protections for Millions of Americans

Spending bill would slash disaster relief by $1B
to fund Trump’s border wall

Trump And Sessions Unmask Historical Links
Between The Drug War And White Supremacy

Politicians and Police Officials are Still Making Up Blatant Lies
about Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana

America’s opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Even president Trump, who knows absolutely nothing about drug addiction, conceded earlier this month that declaring a state of emergency was a necessary tool in combating the prescription-pushed addiction crisis. But no matter how serious the opioid epidemic becomes, politicians simply can’t help themselves from making up completely unfounded lies about marijuana laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) claimed that marijuana is being laced with fentanyl and said drug use should be made more taboo to discourage people from engaging in it.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) claimed that rednecks are driving into crowds of people and said driving should be made more taboo to discourage people from engaging in it.

A study of musculoskeletal trauma patients who used marijuana during their recovery found that 90% believed it reduced symptoms of pain and 81% said it reduced the amount of opioid pain medication they used.

Arizona accuses Insys of fraudulent opioid marketing scheme

Ignorant Jeff: Miner’s Lullaby, Drug Overdoses & MMJ

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help recruit patients for a study on medical cannabis’s role in helping military veterans with PTSD. A study of musculoskeletal trauma patients said 90% believed Cannabis reduced symptoms of pain and 81% said it reduced the amount of opioid pain medication they used. Just makes the hair on the back of Sessions neck stand up.

MM: America’s opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Even president Trump, who knows absolutely nothing about drug addiction, conceded earlier this month that declaring a state of emergency was a necessary tool in combating the prescription-pushed addiction crisis. But no matter how serious the opioid epidemic becomes, politicians simply can’t help themselves from making up completely unfounded lies about marijuana laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl.

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.
Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)
Executive Director
LawEnforcementActionPartnership.org

Why no one is stopping Duterte’s drug war

From the start of his presidency, Duterte offered his subordinates and the public absolution for the drug war. All responsibility, he vowed, would be his, personally. He has said time and again that anyone convicted in a court of law will receive a presidential pardon. That declaration offers the key for his success at gaining public consent for his war on drugs. He has placed himself above, and thus beyond, ordinary law, making himself the supreme law.

Philippine police kill 32 in bloodiest night of Duterte’s war on drugs:
‘He has said he is “happy to slaughter” millions of of drug users and dismissed the deaths of children as “collateral damage”’.

Duterte issued orders to his police squads to shoot human rights activists who document his crimes and extrajudicial killings:

August 17, 2017 — As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly “war on drugs”—which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised as an “unbelievable” success—has continued to intensify in recent days with at least 60 people killed this week, Duterte raised further alarm on Wednesday by suggesting that human rights activists attempting to document the possible crimes of his administration should be shot.

“If they are obstructing justice, you shoot them,”
Duterte said, apparently addressing the police.

The Philippine president also appeared to level threats against his country’s Commission on Human Rights, which he has previously said he would like to abolish.

“The human rights groups are now investigating. One of these days, you human rights groups, I will also investigate you. That’s the truth. For conspiracy.”[…]

Philippines: Duterte Calls for Genocide Against Drug Users

Cardinal Tagle’s statement on drug-related killings
“We cannot disregard each other. Let us invite families, national government agencies, local government units, people’s organizations, schools, faith-based communities, the medical profession, the police and military, recovering addicts etc. to come together, listen to each other and chart a common path. The illegal drug problem should not be reduced to a political or criminal issue. It is a humanitarian concern that affects all of us.”

Are prohibitionists lower level moral reasoners?
High moral reasoning associated with increased activity in the human brain’s reward system: New study from Penn researchers provides clues to individual differences in moral development

“There are more than 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths in the U.S. each year – an average of 6 alcohol poisoning deaths every day…”

“cannabis could modulate the inflammatory effect of alcohol on the pancreas.”

Anti-legalization group urges feds to “systematically shut down” cannabis industry

Sabet’s SAM Anti-legalization group urges feds
not to arrest casual marijuana users

Sessions: “We must create and foster a culture that’s hostile to drug use”

Sessions: “We must create a foster culture that’s hostile”

“A violently active, intrepid, brutal youth
that is what I am after…
I will have no intellectual training.
Knowledge is ruin for my young men.”
Adolf Hitler,
quoted by John Gunther “The Nation”

The assassins of youth…DARE the FRCn PDFA

A new addition to the Endangered Species Act

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech
to the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
:

In such a mess of a crooked system, if all government is as corrupt as the drug war. In which case I do believe the Mafia more honest and less hypocritical than the Religionist Fascist’.with proper etiquette. Pence would have the GOP support, Drumpf has lost with his arrogance and ignorance. Bernie was the only justified winner. Its been clear and stated Trump’s only ties with Russia were Putin, not government spy v spy as usual. Business not Secrets. The Media is diverting attention with old cold war hype and innuendo. They may scratch up enough to remove the Nit Twitter, Then what? Careful what you wish for. ~ DdC

Mike Pence, Trump’s VP Pick,
is Bad News for Cannabis Reform

Pence hails from Indiana, where draconian drug laws still reign supreme. Possession of any amount of cannabis in the state still punishable by a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.

On the issues: Mike Pence
~ Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
~ Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
~ Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a “hard-on-drugs” stance. (Dec 2006)

~ Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

~ Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)

Does Mike Pence Believe in Evolution? snopes

The VP-elect may not have absolutely denied the phenomenon of evolution, but he has said that “intelligent design provides the only even remotely rational explanation for the known universe.”

PENCE: Do I believe in evolution?
I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that’s in them.

Trump and Pence on science, in their own words

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
— Thomas Jefferson, 1823
Donald Trump Wanted Steve Bannon ‘Gone.’
Now, Bannonites Threaten ‘Revolution’

The chief strategist was increasingly on an island inside the White House. Now that he’s out, he could cause even more damage.

Steve Bannon’s relationship with Trump has been described as Rasputinesque, and now new information is emerging to support the suspicions.

An article by Jason Brad Berry at Shareblue Media reports Steve Bannon’s (and his ex third wife’s) former Miami residence at 1794 Opechee Drive featured “porn, drugs, and debauchery”:

"We tolerate no one in our ranks
who attacks the ideas of Christianity.
Our movement is Christian."
— Adolf Hitler, October 27, 1928

You only have to look at the GOP’s so-called “health care” bill to see this doctrinal belief in action. Why eviscerate Medicaid? Well, if God wanted us to keep grandma alive in a nursing home, He would have seen to it that she could afford it.[…]

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Sec. Ben Carson
spoke out against marijuana law reform: marijuana can lead to lower IQs.

Blowing Up the Big Marijuana IQ Myth—
The Science Points to Zero Effect on Your Smarts

No Reason for Marijuana To Be Illegal
CN Source: By Christopher Ingraham Washington Post August 09, 2017

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among the most well-known living scientists this side of Stephen Hawking, said this week that “there’s no reason for [marijuana] to ever have been made illegal.”

The remark came in response to a question submitted by Tom Angell of the pro-legalization group Marijuana Majority. Angell asked Tyson if he agreed with astrophysicist Carl Sagan that marijuana should be legalized. “If you really analyze it,” Tyson said, “relative to other things that are legal, there’s no reason for it to ever have been made illegal in the system of laws.” continued

Reply: A Day in the Life of A Dementia Sufferer
Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain
Carl Sagan: A Life in The Cosmos

U.S. National Cancer Institute
Lists Cannabis as Potential Cancer Treatment

There’s Only 1 Demographic
That Still Thinks Marijuana Should Be Illegal

The holdouts: In terms of generation or age, it’s the Silent Generation. Roughly 59% of these people born between the years of 1925 and 1945 have evidently not found arguments in favor of legalization to be persuasive.

The second group is conservative Republicans, which disapprove of legalization by 62% to 33%. What’s interesting here is other subsets of Republicans, by Pew’s measurements, show support for legalization by a 2:1 margin. It’s the conservative wing that is tilting the overall Republican category.

How many “crimes” do Corporations Buy?

Is Sessions’s opposition to legalizing marijuana racially motivated?

Top Five “Questionable Characters” Involved With Drug Free Florida

Florida anti-pot leader says weed makes you gay, leads to AIDS (seriously)

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, which represents Latino lawmakers from across the U.S., passed a resolution endorsing marijuana legalization and slamming prohibition’s racist origins.

The Congressional Black Caucus included “Reinstating the War on Drugs” in its “Top Ten List of the Trump Administration’s Racist and Discriminatory Policies.”

Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market

The Guardian looks at differing approaches to drug policy
by the Trump and Obama administrations.

A review of research on the medical benefits of the roots of marijuana plants found “significant support to the historical and ethnobotanical claims of clinical efficacy.”

The New York Times ethicist urged a reader not to turn in a relative for evading taxes on marijuana industry income.

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted that he is “proud to stand against a federal government that has lied to Americans for generations about cannabis.”

A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation harshly slams roadside marijuana testing methods that are in common use and suggests that Schedule I is blocking research to develop better tests.

The California Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on a bill to allow marijuana businesses to take state tax deductions that are disallowed by the federal 280E provision on Monday.

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain

Jeff Sessions’ Letters to Legal Weed States Are So Wrong It’s Embarrassing

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
― Zhuangzi,
The Butterfly as Companion:
Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu

Dianne Feinstein Update:
STANDING AGAINST RACISM, VIOLENCE

Standing against racism and violence?

DiFe’s willful ignorance?

The Racist Roots of Cannabis Prohibition
By oksika On August 4, 2017

Feinstein Condemns Violence in Charlottesville (August 12, 2017)
“Violent acts of hate and bigotry have no place in America. The attacks we are witnessing in Charlottesville are completely unacceptable and must not be allowed to continue. Violence like this will solve nothing and will only beget more violence and sow more division.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

Why is Marijuana Illegal?

Feinstein Opposes New Trump Immigration Bill (August 2, 2017)
“The immigration bill unveiled today by the White House betrays our country’s values. Our country shouldn’t tell immigrants who perform the most thankless jobs in our society that they can work here but they can’t build lives here. That’s not what this country is all about.”

“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana
is its effect on the degenerate races.”

If anyone truly wants to deal with racism and bigotry
then the top priority is the Ganjawar.

The Racist Ganjawar
~ Using the drug war to keep blacks from voting
~ Re-Inventing Jim Crow, Targeting The Counter Culture

White Supremacy: Its Source and Uses

"A hypocrite is the kind of politician
who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump
and make a speech for conservation."
Adlai E. Stevenson

Senators Call on Attorney General to Condemn Excessive Use of Force
(August 3, 2017) “We strongly encourage the Department of Justice to join the chorus of law enforcement organizations in making clear that excessive use of force is unacceptable. The men and women who protect our communities on a daily basis deserve your support.”

The Heartlessness of Dying for Prohibition

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74

“War on Drugs” continues to “justify”
Torture and score big for profiteers

“Melvin & Betty Sembler”
Why are child molesters getting awards?

Ignorant Jeff: The blind leading the deaf and dumbed down
They lowered the bar and the cockroaches entered.

Feinstein: California Leading the Charge on Climate Change?

Hemplastic or Fossil Fools Crud
Vegetable matter and minerals have competed with each other to become the dominant industrial input for almost 200 years. For the first 150 years, significant advances occurred in the use of both types of material. Then, for a quarter of a century after World War II, hydrocarbons took over almost completely but since the 1980s, carbohydrate-derived industrial products have been sweeping back as a result of technological and political developments.

DiFe uses form rejection letters for anything Cannabis.

DiFe says Leahy’s Amendment goes too far
in tying the federal government’s hands

DiFe says Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment goes
too far in tying the federal government’s hands

DiFe splainin why hemp is illegal…
DiFe wrote: Using a relatively simple and inexpensive process of chemical extraction, readily available on the Internet, hemp could be readily converted into a highly potent concentrate known as “hash oil.”

DC Reade August 25, 2017
Hemp into hash oil? An extraction requiring around 50-100 times the volume of solvent used for an equivalent quantity of mid-grade reefer bud, on those stringy little leaves and seed-filled buds that grow on the crops planted for hemp. Which are sewn tightly in order for the stalks- the main part used- to grow as straight and vertical as practically possible. The way bamboo grows. As well as allowing the buds to go to full seed, in order to turn them into oil and meal. You know, where there’s some actual money to be made from it.

I’d wish people good luck with trying an extraction, but I know damn well they aren’t going to have it. People were trying to use wild Midwestern ditchweed for hash oil extraction back in the late 1970s- remember the Isomerizer?- and it was a total fail.

You might blow your house up, though, especially if you keep 100 gallons of solvent around to try multiple extractions and condensations in an attempt to concentrate the product.

So,once again: superstition 1, facts and reason 0

Ronnie & Nanny Rayguns started terrorizing Americans in the 1950’s with his side kick Joe McCarthy. Rayguns and the Screen Actors Guild blacklisting as she tried later with DARE and Corporate Pisstasting. Now its racism and the opiatoid epidemic and Feinstein is against stopping the Racist Ganjawar while knowing Ganja is an alternative to what has potentially killed 50,000 Americans. Same as Vietnam and the Civil War. ~ DdC

THE POLICE STATE COMETH
by former Rep. Ron Paul, June 25, 1997
The Congressional Record (House)

Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, in a police state the police are national, powerful and authoritarian. Inevitably, national governments yield to the temptation to use the military to do the heavy lifting. Once the military is used for local police activity, however minor initially, the march toward martial law with centralized police using military troops as an adjunct force becomes irresistible.

Throughout our history, law enforcement in the United States has remained for the most part a local matter. In recent history, especially since the 1970s, the growth of Federal agencies to enforce tens of thousands of regulations, not even written even by Congress, has changed our attitude toward the proper use of police power as established under the Constitution.

While this is annoying to many Americans, many of whom are voicing their resentment, the principle of a centralized police power has become acceptable and unchallenged by our political leaders today. continued

"No class or group or party in Germany could escape its share of responsibility for the abandonment of the democratic Republic and the advent of Adolf Hitler.

The cardinal error of the Germans who opposed Nazism was their failure to unite against it. ....

the 63% of the German people who expressed their opposition to Hitler were much too divided and shortsighted to combine against a common danger which they must have known would overwhelm them unless they united, HOWEVER TEMPORARY, to stamp it out."
-William L. Shirer, author;
"The rise and fall of the Third Reich" **p.259**

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The "Catastrophic" Climate Change Probability You'll Want To Know


As Donald Trump sends mixed messages about whether the U.S. will actually withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have come to a shocking conclusion about climate change.