Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Alaska legalises cannabis today

America leads the way but is still confused.

Today Alaska became the third US state to completely decriminalise cannabis - meaning small scale growing  and possession is legal.  However, buying and selling the drug remains illegal, at least until November 2015 because the state legislature is still trying to work out how to gather taxes from sales transactions.

As ever, the government bureaucrat demands that all actions should remain illegal until they find a way to get their cut, but at least the legalisation process continues to move forward.

Colorado and Washington state look set to follow suit this spring.

Read why if you try this in Britain you will get 14 years in prison.  CANNABIS MAN


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Another day - another law

The "Liberal" Democrat party in the UK has proposed another new law - that of facilitating tax avoidance.

This is a knee-jerk response - one that they hope will be a vote-winner - to the ongoing story that HSBC bank has helped customers open bank accounts in Switzerland and thus avoid tax.

The most obvious first point is that there are already any number of laws that control tax evasion and a number of accountants have already been imprisoned as a result.  Separately there are quite severe laws governing false accounting.

The problem with the HSBC case is that the government (in the form of HMRC) made a deliberate decision not to prosecute the bank because the four major clearing banks in the UK are the tools that the government uses to control the supply of money and the tracing of all transactions.  As with the (many) previous financial scandals the government is so close to the big four banks that, to prosecute any one of them would be like targeting their own family.

Not one banker has been prosecuted for the enormous frauds and false-accounting practices that caused the financial crash; not one banker has been prosecuted for fiddling the LIBOR inter-bank rate.

The banks already extensively spy on their customers on behalf of the government and will grass them up at any opportunity. Tax evasion is already a crime and banks are quite prepared to report any of their customers they suspect of criminal activity.  Opening a bank account in another country is not a crime and to suggest that the government's permission is required to do so is another infringement of basic liberty.  The crime is not reporting profits on income and as the bank is not your accountant there is no way they should know what your profits may be.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Americans complain about Proceeds of Crime laws

The American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) is complaining that their version of the Proceeds of Crime law is leading to mass surveillance of the public.

A number of law enforcement agencies there have become obsessed with the money-earning potential of this law to the extent that officers are regularly seizing any valuables found in cars which have been pulled over either for minor traffic violations or because of the whims of the police involved.

The DEA (the Drug Enforcement Agency)in particular is being accused of bending the law to enable them to seize more money.

In order to trawl more effectively the ACLU say that the US government was planning a nationwide network of vehicle number plate reading cameras so it could track everyone's movements. As with the wholesale harvesting of citizens' data from the Internet, government agencies plotted to use powerful super-computers to number-crunch the details of everyone's car journeys.

The plan was not necessarily about catching 'criminals' but providing sufficient 'probable cause' to stop large numbers of vehicles and thereby seize lots of money.

The ACLU warned that the build-up of a vehicle surveillance database, the existence of which first surfaced on Monday, stemmed from the DEA’s appetite for asset forfeiture.

In a letter to Holder on Wednesday, senators Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy wrote that they “remain concerned that government programs that track citizens’ movements, see inside homes and collect data from the phones of innocent Americans raise serious privacy concerns.”

Citing the ACLU’s first batch of documents, which were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the senators referred to the attorney general’s flagging of the forfeiture problem. “Any program that is dedicated to expanding the Justice Department’s forfeiture efforts requires similar oversight and accountability,” they wrote.

Clark Neily, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a Virginia-based libertarian law firm, said Americans would be disturbed to know that law enforcement’s quest for revenue impelled mass surveillance.

“It’s deeply concerning and creepy,” Neily said. “We’re Americans. We drive a lot.”

The Guardian Newspaper



Sunday, 21 December 2014

2014 - another year – more sex, power and murder

I mentioned in the Cannabis Cover Up and Crimax, a semi-fictional account of drugs, sex and money, about the child abuse that had been going on in children’s homes in North Wales since the 1970s – and how the local police, at least one council and a major insurance company had all entered into a conspiracy to hush it up.

Finally, after more than thirty years there are now as many as 18 separate investigations going on around the country involving those who control our major institutions: parliament, the House of Lords, the police, the military and the justice system.  All these state-run organisations are implicated in not just one, but a series of possibly interlocked child trafficking rings.

It has just been reported that children from some of the North Wales homes were shipped down to London in order to be sexually abused by prominent politicians, civil servants and even top military figures.

No matter how many times the police and MI5 try and hush it up, elements of the story keep leaking out.  Only when the Liberal MP Cyril Smith died was it possible for journalists in the know to report the scale of his perversions with young boys.

His boss, Jeremy Thorpe narrowly avoided being convicted for the attempted murder of a stable boy with whom he had been having sex.

The public wonder how it was that Jimmy Savile was never brought to trial to answer at least some of the accusations of sexual assault made against him.  Now we know.  He was protected by a powerful secret society of well-connected sexual perverts who not only got their kicks from attacking young defenceless boys and hurting them, but even went as far as murdering them for sexual gratification.  Savile knew that if the police ever challenged him he could spill the beans on all that he knew.  These powerful men used the police and MI5 as their personal protection, warning off any junior policemen or journalist who asked too many questions.

“Prominent people who attended parties at Elm Guest House are reported to have included the Liberal MP Cyril Smith, the Soviet spy Anthony Blunt, the former British diplomat Sir Peter Hayman, and the Foreign Office barrister Colin Peters, who was later jailed in 1989 for being part of a network which abused over a hundred boys. According to The Independent, other alleged visitors to the guesthouse include a Sinn Féin politician, a Labour MP, several Conservative politicians, judges and pop stars”.

A woman who might have been able to shed some light on all this and name names was found dead a couple of years ago in suspicious circumstances.

Where do you go for protection when the government, the police, MI5, the military, the lawyers and the judges are all members of an evil cabal which is above the law by virtue that they make the law and are responsible for its administration?

Every branch of the state is in on this because all the levers are controlled by the men at the top.  The police, the Crime Commissioners the IPCC (so-called independent complaints commission) all report to the same few offices in Central London where back channels exist to run an administration within an administration.

It doesn’t matter who you vote for.  The “official” political system exists only for show – in order to fool the public that the ordinary man or woman has some small say in what goes on.

Finally the general public is wising up.  No one now believes much of what they are told by officialdom and with good reason.  Remember what we were told about “The EEC (The European Economic Community”?  Not one politician mentioned the formation of the European Union; and then there was the Euro; luckily we dodged that bullet.  

The financial crisis was caused by the banks, we are told – but the government controls the banks.  It deliberately limits the main clearing banks to four private companies so it can control our money.  All other banks must operate in the financial markets through this government controlled cartel.  The most senior administrators in the land are all connected in some way to the big banks, either as board members or well-paid advisors.  So naturally when the banks went broke they simply used our tax money to bail them out, no questions asked.  Some low level employees got fired but the usual suspects, even now, in the midst of a global downturn, continue to get richer.  Tony Blair hides his new-found wealth behind a series of companies and foundations.

I don’t object to people making money from trade and commerce but Blair makes his money by “facilitating” introductions between one group of international politicians and another.  All of these political groups are kept afloat by our money, extracted from us by force.  Blair is making his money by advising other political leaders how to scam us more effectively.

As a reader, I don’t expect you actually to do anything about this state of affairs.  What would be the point in writing to your local Member of Parliament?  Certainly, when I wrote to mine he was not the slightest bit interested that the police were quietly intercepting drug money and sharing it out among themselves.  Complaining to your MP or the Secretary of State that government employees and senior civil servants are on the take is hardly “breaking news”.

All you can do, for the moment, is be aware that almost every government official in any position of power is likely to be corrupt.  Put another way, if they are honest, they cannot be in a position of power.  It was this realisation that eventually brought down the evil empire that was the old Soviet Union.  It was not destroyed by outside military intervention; it was systematically brought to its knees by millions of devious and insidious little actions of defiance by the people.  Millions and millions of spanners in the works over a prolonged period of time until the chain of control ceased to be effective.  The people had the commissars chasing their tales.

Cannabis Man – The Power Money and Cannabis series.
The Cannabis Conspiracy – laws made to protect the incomes of the status quo.
The Cannabis Cover Up – reversal of proof, cancelling Magna Carta.  The perversion of law to protect the governing elite.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

The British police state

“Britain is in danger of becoming a police state” warns the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, Sir Peter Fahey, in the week that The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee reports “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) is not fit for purpose because it allows the police, MI5, MI6, all manner of secret government listening organisations, the Americans and a great many bureaucrats on the local council, to spy on anyone they want.

I have news for him: it already is.

In 1966 the then head of the Ant-Terrorist Squad, commenting on wire-taps on IRA suspects and, no doubt, the tracking of other “commie subversives”, “queers and druggies” said that “Britain has become a police state – and that is a pity.”

It has come to something when British and American journalists feel they have to base themselves in Berlin to exercise the right of freedom of action and free speech in order to feel reasonably safe from surveillance.  Because of its all-too-obvious recent history, Germany is the only country in the world that still makes a serious attempt to limit the power of the state over the freedom of the individual.

Just a few months ago Mr and Mrs King had to flee to Spain because an NHS hospital had arranged for them to be arrested for the crime of trying to get the best cancer treatment for their dying child.

Then there is the case of Betty Figg’s mother.  Mrs Figg considered that the local council were treating her elderly mother inadequately in an old people’s centre.   She decided she could look after her mother better at home.  One day after bringing home her elderly mother, six policemen arrived at the kitchen door with a battering ram, seized the old lady, bundled her into a wheelchair and for some extraordinary reason, threw a tea towel over her head as they raced her to their van.  They were in such a hurry to complete the “smash and grab raid” that they collided with a concrete bollard on the pavement.

“We’re in danger of becoming a police state”.  I have news for you, Sir Peter: we are well past that stage.

CRIMAX – the laws based on lies.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Cannabis - a cure for cancer?

Recent studies have shown that some cannabinoids have potent anti-cancer action.

In a study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, it has been reported that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults - brain cancer, which is notoriously difficult to cure.

Dr Lui of St George's Medical School, University of London, reports: "our results showed that the dose of irradiation we used had no dramatic effect on tumour growth, whereas CBD and THC administered together marginally reduced tumour progression. However, combining the cannabinoids with irradiation further impeded the rate at which tumour growth progressed and was virtually stagnant throughout the course of the treatment. Correspondingly, tumour sizes on the final day of the study were significantly smaller in these subjects compared with any of the others."

In some cases the tumours virtually disappeared.

Read the abstract published by the American Association for Cancer Research

For years the British government has banned scientific research into cannabis in case it contradicted the official stance that cannabis was an especially dangerous drug.  The government's own scientific advisors have been fired for attempting to alert the public to the truth.

The Cannabis Cover-Up

Sunday, 9 November 2014

James Bond isn't "The Good Guy".

From an artcile by Caroline Cadwalladr...

Laura Poitras is an American journalist who has chosen to live in Berlin in order to avoid NSA surveillance.

Annie Machonis is a whistle-blower from another time, who also now lives in Berlin.  She was an MI5 agent who went to the press back in 1997. “In relative terms, that was a golden time for MI5. I was horrified by what I saw happening. There were no limits on its power. And there were so many things it was doing: illegal wiretapping of journalists, state-sponsored terrorism, files being held on government ministers, withholding of evidence, the imprisonment of innocent people… ”

"Everyone in Berlin takes a horrified delight in telling me that the British have what Laura Poitras calls “the worst of the worst”. It’s notable that she travelled back to the US last month for the premiere of Citizenfour but she wouldn't come to Britain. “It’s what I was advised by my lawyers.” We don’t just have GCHQ, which goes far beyond even what the NSA is doing – according to Snowden it harvests “everything” – but we also have no constitutional protections, no amendments that guard the freedom of the press, no nothing. Just a historical perspective that gives us one, possibly distorted, view of how our intelligence services work.

Read the full article: