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Nimbin, New South Wales


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Nimbin Mardigrass 2008


Nimbin Village New South Wales Aerial View


Nimbin Rocks New South Wales Aerial View


Welcome to Nimbin New South Wales Sign

Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30 km (19 mi) north ofLismore, 33 km (21 mi) southeast of Kyogle, and 70 km (43 mi) west of Byron Bay.

Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculturesustainability, self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. Writer Austin Pick described his initial impressions of the village this way: "It is as if a smoky avenue of Amsterdam has been placed in the middle of the mountains behind frontier-style building facades. ... Nimbin is a strange place indeed."[2]

Nimbin has been described in literature and mainstream media as 'the drug capital of Australia', 'a social experiment' and 'an escapist sub-culture'. Nimbin has become an icon in Australian cultural history with many of the values first introduced there by the counterculture becoming part of modern Australian culture.[3]

Nimbin
New South Wales
Nimbin is located in New South Wales
Nimbin
Population: 352[1]
Postcode: 2480
Elevation: 65 m (213 ft)
Location:
LGA: City of Lismore
State/territory electorate(s): Lismore
Federal Division(s): Page



History

Nimbin and surrounding areas are part of what is known as the "Rainbow Region", which is of cultural importance to theIndigenous Bundjalung people. The name Nimbin comes from the local Whiyabul (Widgibal) clan whose Dreamtime speaks of the Nimbinjee spirit people protecting the area. In recent decades As of 2007, the area has become a haven for Australia'scounterculture.[4]

Forests of Red Cedar first attracted loggers to the area in the 1840s, but by the end of the century most of the land had been cleared. With the Cedar forests gone, Nimbin was subdivided in 1903 with the land turned over to dairy farming and growing bananas.[5] In the 1960s, the local dairy industry collapsed due to recession and Nimbin went into serious economic decline until 1973, when the Aquarius Festival, a large gathering of university students, practitioners of alternative lifestyles, 'hippies' and party people, was held in the village.[6] The Festival was the first event in Australia that sought permission for the use of land from the Traditional Owners. After the festival hundreds of participants and festival goers remained in Nimbin to form communes and other multiple occupancy communities, in search of an "alternative lifestyle". Nimbin in fact made legal history for the first ever application of group title ownership of land in Australia. Since the Aquarius Festival, the region has attracted thousands of writers, artists, musicians, actors, environmentalists and permaculture enthusiasts, as well as tourists and young families escaping city life.[3]

In 1979, the Nimbin community staged the "Battle for Terania Creek" to protect the remaining local rainforest. As a result the N.S.W. government imposed a "no rainforest logging" policy covering the entire state, the world’s first government legislation to protect rainforest.[3]

The population of Nimbin before the failure of the dairy industry in 1961 was 6,020. At the 2006 census[1] Nimbin had a population of 352, compared to 321 at the 2001 census.[7]However, Nimbin's 'head count' does not include the many Multiple Occupancy rural properties, the hippy communes for which it is most famous. The region's high rural population (35 percent of Lismore residents according to the census) means Nimbin services a surrounding rural area of about ten thousand people living within 15 km (9.3 mi).[8] Nimbin had the highest unemployment rate in the Lismore Local Government Area in 2006, 18.1 percent.[1]

Cannabis culture and MardiGrass


In New South Wales the cultivation, selling and possession of cannabis is illegal. In Nimbin, all three activities are part of every day hippie culture. Nimbin has a high tolerance for cannabis (marijuana), with the open buying, selling and consumption of locally grown cannabis on the streets and laneways. To rally for an end to the prohibition of cannabis in Australia, Nimbin has held an annual MardiGrass festival since 1993. On the first weekend with any part of it in May, thousands descend on Nimbin for cannabis oriented fun and frivolity. Activities include: a Prohibition Protest Rally and Parade with the Ganja Faeries, the Nimbin Cannabis Cup, the Hemp Olympix, which includes the Bong "Throw'n'Yell", Joint Rolling, and the Grower's Iron Person event, where runners must first carry a 20 kg (44 lb) sack of fertiliser, then a bucket of water, and finally "the crop", as a tribute to the difficulties faced by growers in the hills, and to show that cannabis users can be fit and healthy. At night, entertainment ranges from the Harvest Ball and Picker's Ball, ravedoof parties, to poetry and jazz in local cafes.[9]

The prevalence of a drug culture in Nimbin since 1973 has been accompanied by a prevalence of collective and public creativity: colourful and spiritually-motivated art (including large paintings above the shop awnings), music, poetry, craft and fashion can all be seen on the main street. The town is also known as a hot-spot for alternative social activities, grass-roots political discourse, and the espousal of naturalist, humanist, anarchist, feminist, libertarian, permissive, new-age, mystical and radical social philosophies (which can all be seen as collective creative endeavours).

There are a number of shops in Nimbin geared to the cannabis culture.

  • The Nimbin Hemp Embassy is a "soft entry point for drug information", and a shop selling anything to do with Hemp, except cannabis itself.
  • Clothing & natural skin products using industrial hemp products.
  • The Nimbin HEMP Bar used to allow the patrons to smoke cannabis while enjoying fresh coffee and cake. In April 2008 police announced their intention to close the HEMP Bar and Museum. Landlords were sent letters to this effect. Rather than cause legal problems for their landlord, the HEMP Bar crew voluntarily closed the doors and moved out. The HEMP Bar is open for 2009 as a coffee and hemp information centre, but smoking is no longer encouraged.
  • The Nimbin Museum is a collection of local artefacts, local art,and alternative culture open for tour. Admission is gained by donation of a gold coin. The Museum has managed to stay open despite threat of closure. It may still be closed if too many drug offences continue to be detected on the premises

Police intervention

The level of police intervention against drug trafficking has fluctuated over the years, however the State and Federal Police have never been able to stop or even significantly reduce the prevalence of cannabis use in the village. In April 2008, a squad of 110 officers wearing bulletproof vests, six horses and police dogs conducted searches in a police operation. Several buildings were searched including the Hemp Embassy. Eight people were arrested, 72 people were issued cannabis cautions and police seized 4 kilograms (9 lb) of cannabis and cannabis ‘cookies’. Police sent letters to the Nimbin Museum and the Hemp Bar leaseholders indicating an intention to seek closure orders under the Restricted Premises Act of 1943 for the MardiGrass weekend.[10] The Restricted Premises Act allows for the closure of premises for three days and orders may be obtained weekly. The Museum soon reopened with a new leaseholder while the Hemp Bar remained closed for eight months and reopened in January 2009.[11][12]

CCTV cameras in the main street of Nimbin had pushed dealing off the streets and into the museum and the Hemp Embassy had been requesting that police deal with the problem. Following the raids, Hemp Embassy volunteer Andrew Kavasilas commented: "This is a real slap in the face for people who would like to see other resources in town. We have been inviting the police to come down and sort out the dealing in the museum for years and this is their response. They could work with the community, but they're not interested." Many locals voiced their opposition to the Police operation.[11][12] Following the operation, Richmond Police local area commander Superintendent Bruce Lyons vowed to "shut down the drug trade."[10]

Nimbin's local economy

  • Tourism: Usually higher during late summer/spring, Nimbin is a major tourist attraction with organised tours frequenting the town.
  • Backpackers: As Nimbin is regarded as an international attraction for its eccentricity, colourful people and drug culture; it attracts backpackers from over the world who spend money in the town at its various accommodation houses, retail outlets and New Age healing centres. Workshops held in the surrounding areas on ecology andself sufficiency contribute to the towns revenue.
  • Property: In 2004 the region was experiencing a property boom, as many left the cities for an alternative lifestyle or tree-change, and large farms were being subdivided into smaller blocks for sale.
  • Alternative Energy/Culture/Lifestyle: Many green industries operate in Nimbin include the Rainbow Power CompanyDjanbung Permaculture Gardens, Nimbin Environment Centre, Ecosilk Bags and the Nimbin Candle Factory.
  • Health & Lifestyle: New Age healing is available in almost every form, and the local arts are thriving with many galleries and arts events.[13]

Accommodation and attractions

Nimbin is served by the people for the people; the community works together to promote a peaceful town that welcomes for all people to enjoy.[citation needed] In Nimbin is a police station, hospital and medical centre, lawyers, real estate, a service station with NRMA accreditation, restaurants, cafes, and a pub. The pub has a variety of local talented[citation needed] music and offers fairly priced[clarification needed] beer with an in-house restaurant. A wide variety of accommodation is available for visitors, from camping grounds and youth hostels, to bush cabins and hotels. There are a number of sporting clubs and the Bowling Club maintains licensed premises. The Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre is a valued[citation needed] source of knowledge about local trends to newcomers, activities, the where's where, visitors guides, resources, computers to use the Internet and general help to the community. The NNIC includes a small centrelink office, legal advice, nurse practitioner, welfare worker, weekly soup kitchen to the adjacent park, and publishing service for the local paper, all run by local volunteer residents. Local entertainments include the Nimbin Bush Theater, town hall, once a year Madigrass, markets, local bands, walks to the mountains, and day to day activities from buskers to street stalls and a local entertaining stories.

Other nearby attractions:[4]

  • Nimbin Rocks, a series of jagged outcrops, solidified plugs left after the erosion of volcanic dykes and vents and Blue Knob that are both landmarks for the village.
  • Mt Warning (known as Wollumbin to the Bundjalung people) is close by, the summit of which is the first point of mainland Australia to see the sunrise. The summit of Mt. Warning can be climbed via an 8 km track through forested slopes. Mount Warning is the solid plug at the centre of a caldera containing the Tweed River, where, millions of years ago, a volcano once stood. Nimbin lies on the edge of that ancient volcano.
  • Nightcap National Park is one of the few remaining places to see the remnants of the Big Scrub rainforest.
  • There are many local creeks and rivers for swimming

Transport

Nimbin is 35 km (22 mi) from Lismore Airport with flights several times daily to Sydney. Local and Private bus companies operate services from Lismore to Nimbin

 

GLOBAL MARIJUANA MARCH
 @t the Nimbin
MardiGrass2012

 

Presented by.... the AUSTRALIAN CANNABIS LAW REFORM MOVEMENT

Necessary Preamble: The 2012 Nimbin Marijuana March details can be found at the bottom of this necessarily long webpage. Yes it could be reformatted / fragmented into NOW FIRST and HISTORY if its clicked upon. BUT. all input thus far is that the brief history is worth reading and tends to give one a better understanding of the event they will participate in (by default) should they visit the NimbinMardiGRASS in 2012.

A brief History of Nimbin MMMMarches...

The first time the Million Man Marijuana March was celebrated at the Nimbin Mardi Grass was 1999 and even though it wasn't an official 'programmed' event, [last century computers were either misunderstood or considered demonic tools of the enemy in Nimbin] the 1999 Nimbin MMMMarch did set the underground tone that has endured to this day - we don't actually march in Nimbin, the nonofficial smokesperson of the ACLRM usually high jacks the "Main Mardi Grass Speakers" at 4:15.40 and sounds the 4 minute 20 second "roll up" alert for the 4 20 Demonstration. In 1999 we handed out FREE Marijuana, over 200 all natural - all organic cannabis "space balls" each wrapped with a poem called FREE Marijuana.

The second time around was a bit different because it was a new millenium and the computer age had arrived. Not only was the 2000 mmmarch  on the official Mardi Grass program, but it was the first mmmmarch on earth to be broadcast live to the Internet. We launched the Freedom Ride in a blaze of electric digeridoos and had the 3rd largest crowd of cannabis law reform activists assembled on Earth the one day it really matters!

In 2001, London cancelled and New York was busted out of contention by the police who prevented the NY MMMMarch from forming and thus the tiny village of Nimbin Australia ended up hosting the biggest event on earth that year.........

A sizable cyber audience and a couple of smiling policemen watched as the MMMMarch 'rolled up' outside the Nimbin H.E.M.P. Embassy, the peacebus was in the center of thousands of people rolling joints and it's "Blues Brothers horns" exhorting the crowd to show their defiance of the illogical laws by lighting up at exactly 4.20 PM.

snick-snick-flicker-flash-flame...

inhale, exhale, inhale. Say it. No - More - Drug - War - Jails.
inhale, exhale, inhale. Sing it.. No - More - Drug - War - Jails.
inhale, exhale, inhale. Shout it... No - More - Drug - War - Jails.
inhale, exhale, inhale. DEMAND IT... No - More - Drug - War - Jails.


When the smoke had finally cleared, even the old local tokers agreed that it was the most joints they'd ever seen simultaneously rolled and ignited in the main street of Nimbin - and that's saying something!

In 2002 the Nimbin MMMMarch was centred on web cam imagery uploaded using the Big Bong Mobile Webcasting Unit which was parked right out side the H.E.M.P Bar / HEMP Embassy complex- right in the centre of the vortex that is the Mardi Grass at precisely 4.20 P.M........

It is as impossible to guesstimate the size of the roll up for the 2002 Nimbin MMMMarch as it is to guesstimate the total inhalance of cannabis  during the Protestival, but every number I have heard so far is in excess of 4 and 20 thousand cannabists! As usual in Nimbin, we din't march in a straight line, in fact, truth be told, we din't actually march at all, not much point even trying really, I mean even attempting to marshal the entire MardiGrass crowd to march from point A - via point B -to point C would be harder than herding 420 black cats at midnight and so, we decided to ask the entire crowd (via the loud speakers) to take one step forward, then three steps back, two steps forward and then one step back (a little semi-dance step thing we call the 'real pace' of cannabis law reform) which of course resulted in as much confusion as marshalling a march or changing an illogical law, point is that thousands upon thousands of people come together every year in Nimbin for exactly the same reason.... To call for an End to Cannabis Prohibition.

the 2003 Event....

We knew going in that that Nimbin was the only venue in Australia hosting a MMMMarch in 2003, we also figured that the 2003 crowd numbers were going reflect the downtrend in international tourism and so, to off set this, we decided that we needed to toke our demonstration up a level or 4.20 and do something different.

The idea to do something different alarmed many of the hard core members of the ACLRM, many mutinous murmurs of dissent were heard until it was realized that the active word was different, notdo something. This is not to say that hard core members of ACLRM are apathetic, more to point out that the hard core members of the ACLRM are all too  well aware that actually doing something in the short term can be highly counterproductive in the long term. Example = Lobbying a government to change the law to allow ONLY doctors to proscribe ONLY "grown under a government license" indoor hydroponic  cannabis. Short term result terminally ill people get some pain relief, AIDS sufferers can keep their other meds down and the government and medical industries have a new cash cow. Long term we talking the industrialization of cannabis, not unlike releasing Mary Jane from jail only to lock her in the laboratory and the sweat shop.  Truth is that no sunlight or wind on the leaves, no worms in the soil and an over load of chemicals in the water combines to create an artificial pain relieving medicine that cannot be used as a preventative nor as a cure- it's relegalize or nothing -  say the hard core of the ACLRM. >> back to the MMMMarch>>

At 4.20 PM on the 3rd of May 2003 a huge cloud of highly green smoke wafted out the front door of the H.E.M.P Bar to signal the official toke-off of the 5th Nimbin MMMMarch and the start of something different. Rather than a march, a parade, a joint rolling and/or smoking demonstration or some other variation of a 'short term action/event', we embarked upon a "festival wide - 4 and 20 hour long" demonstration of responsible cannabis use that  included the entire crowd and concluded at 4.20 PM Sunday at the Mobile Big Bong Burger Bar in Peace Park.

So what did the 4 and 20 hour long Nimbin MMMMarch accomplish besides the combustion of prodigious amounts of cannabis? Short term? Proof positive that cannabis does not induce insanity, criminality or death. Long term? You gotta figure that a whole lot more working, smoking voting citizens embraced the concept of just cannabis law reform and that even more pressure will be applied to the N.S.W Government over the coming weeks and months to follow in the footsteps of the ever so sensible and conservative Swiss as they head down the path towards just cannabis relegalization.

In 2004, at precisely 4.20 PM Australian Eastern Standard time on Saturday May the First 2004 all MMMMarchers that were't already in position assembled inside and outside the H.E.M.P Bar / HEMP Embassy complex- right in the centre of the vortex that was the Mardi Grass  Where upon a flame was lit in front of the hempbar's webcam>> which will then lit a special ceremonial Joint and Candle which stepped into the street.... right as the Kombi Konvoy clattered by>>>> lost in the swirl of the main street madness, the hard core marijuana marchers merged with the crowd, strolled thru the food stalls and trinket stalls to Peace Park >>>> to where the peace chairs weren't - not enough chairs were available due to an organizing discombobulation - and at least 420 of us, from all over earth stood in a physical representation of "Peace for Pot and Pot for Peace" for at least 420 seconds, which I am sure would have shown up as a peace sign shaped cloud on a satellite camera had we of had one........



Bottom line? Forming a peace circle is a bit like sky diving .......
No photo can do it justice, it's an experience !

Unlike all previous years, the 2005 Marijuana March DID NOT coincide with the Nimbin Mardigrass on May 1st 2005.

Thus for the first time, in a long time, the good citizens of Nimbin and the rainbow region showed their 'grass root' support for Just Cannabis Law Reform in a no glitz, no glamour demonstration with out the thousands of MardiGrass revellers,  it was exactly "the same" as every other town on Earth.

So march is what we did, after assembling in the H.E.M.P Bar at 4.20 PM.... ETA Nimbin Police Station at 42 minutes or so past 420.... and then we tried something new, we DID NOT smoke cannabis during our march (medical users were, of course, exempt) along Cullen Street to the Police Station, as we walked down the main street we felt exactly as we would in most every town in Australia because our numbers were less than 4 and 20 as we walked down 'commerce street" to an empty looking police station, just the really committed people, the people who REALLY want to change the laws, indeed, there were more people waiting at the bus stop to board the bus to leave Nimbin than there were in the march. They all looked on as we all sat down and 'pointedly' didn't smoke cannabis and very quietly did we chant...

Please help us change the Law.

Please help us lobby the Government.

Please help us ReLegalize Cannabis for fibre, for medicine, for fuel and for food.

Lisa Yeates, Max Stone and Sam Sam of the H.E.M.P Bar

  Images above taken by a Japanese Tourist who later downloaded them at the H.E.M.P Bar

At the empty looking Police Station, whilst all assembled abstained from smoking cannabis out of politeness to the Police who may or may not have been there- medical users exempt-  Max Stone made a 4 minute 20 second presentation of the ACLRM's latest activism strategy, the ReLegalize Just OutDoor Cannabis First Strategy, which is not designed to split the movement by keeping indoor hydroponic cannabis "illegal", it is seen as the natural solution to the Cannabis Conundrum by the members of the A.C.L.R.M, expending our limited resources to lobby the Government with ourRelegalize Out Door Cannabis First Strategy, lobbying towards establishing a difference "in the eyes of the law" between "out door-organic" and "indoor-hydroponic" cannabis would enable Industrial Hemp crops to flourish for fiber, for fuel and for food, and perhaps most importantly, Relegalizing just outdoor cannabis would enable the average pot smoker to break free from the black market.

"Its a hippy thing" said Max Stone. "After all, there is a huge difference between a dozen or so plants growing organically in the back yard for personal use and an "Indoor hydro lab" designed to make mega bucks. I am sure the police can tell the difference between cannabis plants grown for green and those grown for greed, I mean, the indoor stuff looks like Arnold Swarzeneggers biceps."

"I'm not saying indoor cannabis is more evil than Chernobyl, just saying that it's artificial and definitely not the "homeopathic" wonder plant that "outdoor cannabis is and whilst ever Cannabis Prohibition is in place, criminals will exploit the market and "small time" cannabis users get caught in the cross fire. Too many resources are being wasted on enforcing cannabis prohibition, with the end result being that an ounce of indoor cannabis costs as much as a dole check. Just think of how wonderful Nimbin and Australia will be once cannabis re-establishes itself as one of humanities most useful plants.

Once Max Stone finished the" less than 4 and 20 seconds presentation of strategic direction" of the following years activism in a very strained voice caused by MardiGrass, all the four and twenty activists stood up for Free Marijuana and then respectfully departed the empty looking police station and returned to the H.E.M.P Bar to begin the ramp up of the Big Joint to Canberra in 2006.

2006: see BigJoint.org ..... The Big Joint made it all the way to Canberra as promised!

2007 was something like what happened in 2004 and it was the 9th time that the MardiGrass was a rallying point for all those who wished to join the global ranks of Cannabis Law Reform Activists in the biggest simultaneous protest on the Planet, a non stop barrage of protest that circled the world following the 420 peace wave through all time zones, millions of people all standing up with a joint in their hand.

4:15:40 AEST... webgreetings MardiGrass and the mainstreet of Nimbin, the time is almost four twenty, so I would ask everyone hold out your joint straight in front of you, now, the GoogleCopter is almost here and you will see it before you hear it and it will appear as a very small speck to the north, everyone point their joints towards the North. Now the GoogleCopter is going to take lots of pictures so I want everyone who is not listening to these loudspeakers to keep walking and acting as background, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for participating in the Biggest Cannabis Law Reform Demonstration on planet earth. Okay, arms out stretched and joints pointed to the north, can't be much longer now, the clock is ticking and it won't be long before we get to see the GoogleCopter, and while we are waiting I would like to seize this opportunity to thank the huge number of cybercitizens who have been asking GoogleEarth to update it's map for the last year or so, it's very close now, very close to happening now, I  can almost see the GoogleCopter, except its coming from the south, can every one turn 180% anticlockwise to the south, that's right smoothly slowly turn to the south and look for the small dot appearing in the south. South? Did I say south, I meant to say east, its east, sorry everybody, my mistake, keep spinning smoothly slowly peacefully towards the east, arms out stretched- joints ready to light, okay, I can see you are all spinning around in circles, so everyone say GOOGLE and take a picture! I can see the GoogleCopter? Can't you? LOLOLOL and now, in time with thousands of others, lets take part in the peace wave that sweeps around earth each day and every day and Light our JoinTs and think peace for pot and pot for peace!

2008... For the tenth time, the main thing that will be staying the same is the 4.20 P.M 'start time' of the Nimbin Global Marijuana March another thing that is staying the same will be Cannabis DaveLighting the 420 Joint in front of the H*E*M*P*Bars webcam, now I come to think on it, after over 10 years of spreading the word about 420, what will be different to previous years will be the sheer volume of cannabists who already know about  simultaneously light a joint at 4.20 PM and thinking 'pot for peace - peace for pot' thoughts. Another thing that will be the same, is that at 4.20 the Kombi Konvoy is due to arrive in the green smoke circle in the center of town (as seen on the image below) in front of the H*E*M*P*Bar at exactly 4.20 PM same as it did in 2004.

 

It was the 10th Global Marijuana March and the venue was the same as every year since 2000,  the www.NimbinHEMPbar.com (Help End Marijuana Prohibition) however this year, the H*EM*P bar had been closed by court order at noon on the Friday before MardiGrass!

Cops up the Ante on NimbinMardiGrass

 

Police today informed the organisers of the Nimbin Mardi Grass that they will be making an application to close the Nimbin Museum and the Hemp Bar for 72 hours over Mardi Grass. 

 

"The police are using a piece of archaic legislation (Section 15C of the Restricted Premises Act 1943) to, in effect. close two of Nimbin's most significant tourist attractions during the busiest weekend of the year," said spokesperson for the Nimbin Mardi Grass Organising Group and Nimbin Museum, Michael Balderstone.

 

The application will go before a magistrate in the Lismore court on Friday morning.

 

Balderstone described the action as "antagonistic and provocative."

 

"The police keep assuring us they want a safe Mardi Grass," he said. "What's the closing of the Museum and the Hemp Bar during Mardi Grass got to do with safety?"  

 

"If one wanted a safe weekend in Nimbin, one would close the pub," he said.

 

"But it's another day in Nimbin and another day of Drug War harassment by the Lismore Area Command," said Balderstone.

 

"The public money being wasted by the local police trying to suppress Australia's second most popular tourism destination is as stupid as it is appalling," he said.

 

"Recent media debate about trial-ing some kind of legalised cannabis supply has clearly shown the north coast community of NSW, if not all of Australia, is ready for it," he said.

As you can imagine, having the H*E*M*P Bar and its live web cam shut down and a sign on it's door saying "Gone to Mardi Grass" meant I was in a bit of a sticky situation from an 'organizational' point of view. Fortunate for me, the previous decades worth of 4 20's had left such an impression in the minds of all the hardcore repeat MardiGrassers, that I almost didn't need to mention it, but, mention it I did. At 20 minutes past the hour, every hour, on the main festival sound system I talked up the event. MardiGrass Saturday was a very POLICE intensive atmosphere, road blocks around the town, riot squad in bullet proof sunglasses every where you looked. I urged everyone if they was going to smoke one joint all day, let it be at 420 today when they could light that joint in global unity with the millions of other people all around earth who will also be lighting up at 420. And I always make a point of asking that when you do light up at 420, let it not be an act of defiance, let it be an act of peace, a sharing, a celebration and a thing you do every day at 420 until the law is changed....................           Peace for Pot ------------ Pot for Peace

 



Best part is that outside the H*E*M*P Bar wasn't the only venue for the 420 Demonstration, H*E*M*P President Michael Balderstone did a HUGE 420 Demo in Peace Park, Captain Reefer did another in Allsop Park, the Stage down in the Markets did a 420 and pretty much everyone everywhere was part of the Demonstration and if I had to add one last thought it would be that 4.20 PM on Saturday was about the only time that the main street of Nimbin had that traditional smoky mardigrass look to it.

 

2009Excerpt from the Mardigrass Program: The Global Marijuana March at 4.20 PM on the Saturday could require some marching/walking for the first time ever," leaked Max Stone. "This year, again, well over 1 million cannabis law reform activists in over 250 cities will be marching, we usually keep the actual 'thing' we do for the GMM secret until the day which increases the spontaneity of the event," confided Max, "Don't Panic, the most distance anyone will have to march will be 420 meters and all you will need is a thing in your hand that looks like a joint and a heart full of peace, remembering all the while that the MardiGrass and the GMM are gatherings of people who want to CHANGE the cannabis laws, not gatherings of people who want to BREAK the law.

 

4.15.40: Standing on the roof of the ever so slightly faded red Volvo 244 sedan belonging to H*E*M*P President Balderstone, with the wireless  microphone in one hand, a joint in the other. I gazed down the street towards the marshalling point out side the HEMP Embassy and I looked for the marchers who were 'supposed' to be on the way up from Peace Park. Everywhere I looked there were people sitting or standing, all expecting something unexpected to happen. From my vantage point, excellent as it was, I couldn't see all of the 15,000 or so political activists who attended the MardiGrass, but I could see lots of POLICE uniforms, lots and lots of POLICE uniforms, lots and lots and lots and lots of POLICE uniforms. I could also see a lot of POLITE uniforms and POLITE hats, but we were definitely out numbered. It's an interesting place to find yourself in, standing on the roof of a car in the middle of a couple of thousand expectant people, a microphone, a ceremonial joint and no lighter. What do you do? What would you do? What would you say? Would you stand there and read a prepared speech? I didn't because I hadn't prepared one, I hadn't pre-prepared anything, and so it came to pass that for the first time ever, I decided to do nothing at 4.20, and promptly announced that since I had no lighter with me I wasn't lighting up at 420, told the crowd they should light up if they felt like it at exactly 4.20, said I be lighting up a bit later on**. Said, That's right I am going to do NOTHING, in recognition of what the government had done about Cannabis Law Reform since the Last MMMarch. Nothing at all. I just stood there, silent, on the roof of the red volvo and did nothing, not one little thing at all. This totally took the expectant crowd by surprise. It took the POLICE force and the POLITE force by an even greater amount of surprise and as that ripple of disbelief quavered around the crowd, I pointed out that even though I was doing nothing, in every town up the entire east coast of Australia, stoners were blazing up in solidarity, I forget what else I said and all of the points I was trying to make, I remember saying Peace for Pot and Pot for Peace and I can only hope that I ended up talking about the next escapade of the BiG Joint, if I din't mention the Big Joint at the end of my nonprpeprepared PeaceForPot-PotForPeace rave, I have now! P.S.** For those wondering, next time I lit up was at a very POLITE time: 4.24.20, 4 mins 20 secs after 4.20 PM.... PeaceMan ;O).

 

TWENTY TEN aka 2010

"SuperB with a capital B like the B in Big Joint and at least 4 exclamation marks", said a visibly elated Max Stone when asked about the Global Marijuana March  Demonstration on Mardigrass Saturday. "I don't want to knock any of the previous eleven FourTwenty demonstrations we have staged, each one of them occupies a special place in my heart (and webspaces,) but this one, the TwentyTen - FourTwenty was TRANSCENDENT. On the youtube footage, Cullen Street is awash with people from the Post Office to Peace Park, a wondrous ocean of people of all colors, ages and sizes, beyond overflowing - way past overflowing - somewhere in the outer regions of un-insurable and super saturation.”

 LET IT GROW” says the BIG JOINT. 

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 - 4 point 20 – 3 – 2 - 1 – dramatic pause - IGNITION.... Thousands and thousands of lighters ignited thousands and thousands of ‘politically correct’ joints and I reckon we would have hotspotted a thermal satellite image like an Icelandic volcano. Speaking about eyes in the sky, Lismore Council must have had one of the best views from their multiple street cameras. Rumor is that Council had some extra special monitors hot wired into their chambers so they could make sure we followed the D.A every nanosecond of the weekend. I would have loved to have seen their faces for those four magical minutes and the 20 incredible seconds, when we, the activists, took control of “their” street and turned it into a moment of history, a record breaking moment in cannabis law reform history that was, itself, part of a record setting global demonstration that took place in 317 cities and towns around the planet, with every location reporting record numbers of supporters.

GOOD MEDICINE” says the BIG JOINT.

It felt really real, you could see the desire to change the law on the faces in the throng and you could feel it in the cheering and as the smoke rose higher and higher, the sight, the sound, the taste, the smell and the feel of it all somehow coagulated into a 4 minute 20 second symphony of cannabis law reform that was uplifting in ways not possible to explain in 420 words or less to those who was unable to be there, however, please know that it was exactly the energy and exactly the spirit required to take the Big Joint all the way to Canberra to meet up with Obama in June ….

 

2011.....

 

......... it's going to be a long long long time before I forget 420 on May 1st MardiGrass Saturday 2011.

      YouTube One + YouTube Two

Did you notice my dismount from the roof of the 420 Kombi around the 2 minute 20 seconds point? It was pretty wild up there on that roof, the Big Joint was bouncing around like a PinkFloydPig while the 420 Kombi was rocking and rolling around and what actually happened was that I bent over to speak with H*E*M*P President Balderstone, and then stepped back just a little bit too far onto the curved edge of the roof, lost my balance and was about to fall backwards off the roof.

Time is an illusion, an anthropomorphic construct designed to facilitate human interaction, sometimes it appears to fly fast, sometimes it goes very very very slow.

I was in the moment, focused entirely about what I needed to say next after asking all the activists to sit down, to take control of the street and to stay there until the law is changed. I was still running on the high of the 'goal' I completed with the POLITE vs POLICE Tug of Peace...

      YouTube One  +  YouTube Two

I often say that MardiGrass isn't the Grand Final of the Police vs Pot Smokers, but in some respects it is. I know that in 2011, the Police are a lot more educated as individuals about the reality of cannabis use thanks to the internet and that the majority of them are in favor of just cannabis law reform, as individuals, I know that without their support, real change in the law is impossible and so I work towards that at every opportunity. That the local police were prepared to participate showed me, and thousands of other people at the MardiGrass, just how supportive they can be.

Where was I?

Oh yeah, frozen in time two meters in the air whilst toppling backwards off the rounded edge roof of the 420 kombi, surrounded by an uncountable number of activists who are all jammed up close and sat down ready to stay sat till there was a change in the law. The cameras are rolling and the demonstration is still going full throttle....

At the point of no return, I windmilled my arms and tried to get my balance back and so very nearly got it back, but when it's gone it's gone. I scrunched up into a ball, managed to get my right hand down on to the edge of the Kombi to shorten my fall and then leapt with bended knees towards the only spot of road I could see. Like I have told my son countless times; when jumping/falling from something higher than your head.... Bend the knees son, I say. Touch down with the toes, keep your heels in the air if you can.

TouchDown!

The surprise and joy at a totally safe landing is obvious in my voice. I hadn't told many people that we were going to sit down at this years demo and this years Global Marijuana March wasn't about smoking as much as it was about illustrating and generating commitment for a change in the law, it was about making a YouTube to show the N.S.W Premier Barry O'Farrel that thousands and thousands of people DO want Cannabis Law Reform. Besides which, from where I was stood there was plenty of smoking going on, the dudes on the ground was all toking on the joints that a team of MardiGrass volunteers had rolled and handed out. (over 1000) 

Once my feet was firmly back on the ground, I walked over to President Balderstone who was in his element, holding onto the center rope of the Big Joint, surrounded by POLITE force and hordes of young activists in total control of the street.

"Let's stay for a week!" he declared and the crowd ROARED its agreement.

It felt right, it felt like we had as firm a grip on the street as we had on the hemp rope in the POLITE vs POLICE Tug of Peace, we were all in it together.

I was in no doubt that we could, if we wanted to, make a major disruption, we were web connected like never before, uploading the demonstration as it was happening to Youtube and those you tubes was linked to facebook and the world was watching.

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN. Was the code words that the POLITE Force and other operatives were waiting to hear so they could spring into action and put the barricades in place between the 'sit down' and the police in the real world.

Online, the same code words would inform our Fox operative and our man with the BBC that we had formally taken control of the main street of Nimbin until there was a change in the law.

Counter intuitively, since there was no violence going to happen at our event, that pulled our global news item worthyness down according to our man in the BBC, but since Nimbin is the third most known "place" in Australia behind Sydney and Cairns we are newsworthy to an extent. He added that Cannabis Cancer Cures and 420 have both been popular news items and  since any story about cannabis appeals to a wide demographic in their audience (18 to 85) meant that we scored high enough on the "colorful interest component" to be a "stand by breaking story" if, I said the words WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN out loud that is.

To quote a physist friend of mine, reality, is really really really real. Actions have consequences and causes have effects. Unlike the good citizens of Egypt, we are not oppressed by a dictator, the response of our Police and Army would not be to start shooting at us to disperse us and silence our voice, the good citizens of Egypt put their lives on the line to be heard. In Australia, we already have social democracy, we already have a welfare safety net and pretty good medical facilities, we already live in the most peaceful part of the planet.

I wanted to say WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN, but I didn't, because it was NOT a demonstration of intent to occupy the street long term, so, once I knew we had the footage required, I rather politely asked the crowd to disperse because our point had been made and if I know one thing, it's that everyone who was there and everyone who has seen the youtube of the Big Joint flying above a mosh pit of cannabis law reform activists will be making plans to be at the "Twenty Twelve - Four Twenty" at the MardiGrass at the End of the Universe..

I will be there and, as ever, I will be very POLITE and the POLICE have also confirmed that they will be fielding a team for the 2012 TuG of Peace....

2012.....

Finally, you made it! You are now fully briefed as to what to expect, an event that is somewhat different every year and always somewhat the same and I always seems to say (because I use the same paragraph) 2012 will be no exception.  Yup, there is no doubt in my mind that the 2012 MardiGrass will become the next most powerful and memorable MardiGrii ever held. I think this because the last couple of years have been some of the best years in Global Cannabis Law Reform for a many a long year thanks to the huge successes of the Industrial Hemp and Medical Cannabis Campaigns. As we move forward into 2012, we move onto a new playing field and new policing attitudes will be required if we are to take full advantage of the changes in legislation. As you will have understood by reading the words above, each year we (the A.C.L.R.M) try to come up with a slightly different 'thing' for the "MardiGrassers' to do at 4.20, and, we like to keep that a surprise until the last few minutes, even if we are doing nothing besides gathering together for a POLITE toke.

 

A vision statement about the positive benefits of regulated and taxable cannabis / hemp.



Let this vision statement inform it's readers that a multitude of medical discoveries regarding cannabis as a cancer cure have been made this century, prostate and breast cancer, to name the top two. 

Let it point out that the number one carbon scrubbing plant is cannabis.

Let it point out that growing hemp for fiber and paper is more eco friendly and sustainable than logging trees or fertilizing cotton.

Let it point out the nutritional quality of the hemp seed is greater than that of fish or soy beans. 

Let it point out that the concept of legalizing cannabis is more popular with the 'man in the street' than ever before, with every online 'poll' (abc/smh etc) about re-legalizing / decriminalizing cannabis have shown over 60% in favor, with most registering in the 70 percentile bracket.

Let it point out that in November of 2010, 48% of Californians were in favour of outright legalization of recreational cannabis and let us remember that 56% of Californians voted for (and now have) a legal and taxable medical marijuana industry.

Let it point out that that the current NSW (and Australia) government is lagging behind most every other state in the global economy simply because it has not been able to conduct research into the realities inherent in cannabis/hemp re-legalization because of the enforcement of cannabis prohibition.

Let it leave the reader in no doubt that relegalizing cannabis for fibre, fuel, food and medicine is in the best interests of everyone.

 

 

till next

 

Max Stone

 

4:20 on 420 Day 2007 webcam's 7th birthday 4:20 at MardiGrass 2006

Words assembled by Max Stone,
the non official smokesperson from
the extreme edge of radical fringe of the
Australian Cannabis Law Reform Movement

A more detailed example of the Just Outdoor First stratagem can be seen at .. 
"the Fast Track Proposal for the Nimbin Valley"....... 
 

Free Marijuana :O)--~










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clearly intended to promote the same idea—one more example of Rothschild's mind-bending psychological control techniques.
Barack Obama will go down in history as America’s first Russian Jewish President."  Abner Mikva (Jew)
Former White House Counsel, Clinton Administration (Chicago Tribune, Dec. 12, 2008)
With Rothschilds help Russia has finally taken over the United states of America with the people of America welcoming him with open arms because of their hatred for the terror reign under USA Presidents like George Bush Senior and Junior, Bill Clinton for the 100 years who were also  Rothschilds Choices... the brilliant and  clever marketing strategy.... make life hell for the American people under the most unpopular USA President in History and who ever you put as president of the United States of America the people of America and the rest of the world will bless that person in the short term .... until they realise who he actually works for and why his has been allowed to become the President of the United States of American by the real true owner and ruler of Plant Earth.... our Lord and Master Lord Jacob Rothschild

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David Icke talk to INLnews.com about his views 
on TX Free Foundations in the USA, Uk and Europe -
their purpose and who is behind them...
"Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of..." Bill Moyers
"...The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a demacracy should be teh weapon of openness..." Niels Bohr
"As the elite bloodlines trevelled and expanded their power, so did the secret society network that emerged from the Mystery schools of Summer, Babylon, Egypt and elswhere. Its rols is to convertly manipulate events to advance their agenda and to install their bloodlines, otr stooges, into positions of political, economic and military power. The network is like Russina dolls, or pyramids within pyramids, smaller ones inside bigger ones, inside bigger ones. The secret  societties are divided into levels or 'degrees' and each higher level when you are chosen to do so, and the knowledge is strictky compartmentalised and restricted. It is for this reason that most Freemasons know little of nothing about the real goals of the organisation of which their are member. The general membership beleives that the highest official degrees, like the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonarym are truly as high as they can attain. This is not so. The 'individual' secret societies feed bloodline initiates through the peaks of their own pyramids and into the Illuminati degrees. These, too, are compartmentalised and access to the highest levels is by their elite bloodlines only. Ut is here that the real action is- knowledge of the game as it is truly played and to what end. There are also hybrid eleite bloodlines placed people throughout the lower secret secieties, it should be siad, but they will ahev limited understanding compared with those deep is the shadows. Albert Pike, who died in 1981, was among the most pre-eminent figures in world Freemasonaery and he was the guy who wrote the letter about the three world wars. Pike described the structure of secreet society compartmentalisation in his book, Morals and dogma, written for high-degree Masons. He was the Sovereign GRand Commander of the Supreme Council of the 33rd degree and Supreme Pontiff of Universal Freemasonary, and he reveals in Moral and Dogma how the lower degrees are purposely misled. He writes here about the 'Blue Degrees', the bottom three levels of the Freemsonic structure, and the highest level that most Freemasons attain...."...The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or prtio of the Temple. Part of the symbols are desplayed there to the initiate, but he is intentionally mislead by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand the, but it is intended that he shal imagine that he understands them. Their true implication for Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.....Albert Pike
The Orwellian global state is being manipulated into place through the Illuminati secret society networks, which ensures that its operatives or stooges are appointed to the positions of power and influence. These are not just politicians, but crucially their 'advisers' and administrators, and those who control banking, business, military and the media. their actions are coordinated through the Illuminati web and centrally-dictated decisions of the hidden elite are implemented across the world by their agents in government and commerce. The compartmentalisation means that most secret society members know little, or mostly nothing, of their high up unseen elite's agenda, not would they support it if they did. they have children, too, and they would be outraged if they knew how their society or group had been formed or infiltrated with the aim of creating a global fascist nightmare. Most secret society initiates use the secrecy and exclusivity to plot and scheme to their benefit, e it influencing decisions of the local council or securing a good business deal. When it comes to the big picture the overwhelming majority are clueless about the forces that ultimately control Freemasonry and other secret societies. Indeed, they are so clueless that they vehemently - and genuinely from their perspective - deny that any such forced exist. This is who they keep most secret society initiates in ignorance of what is happening around them. The pyramid structure of secret societies and the institutions of state ensure that only a few at the top know what is really going on. The rest serve the pyramids from their isolated compartment with no idea how they are contributing to the imprisonment of themselves and their families. Then I say 'the top', I don't even mean those who appear to be at the peaks of power, like presidents, prime ministers, CEO's, media owners and those with the most stars on their uniforms. Such people are the placed men  and women of the Illuminati, and they are there to do what they are told. As long as they do so they will be supported, but when they start to believe they really have power, or their demise suits the agenda, they will be removed by whatsoever means needed to be used. These include scandals about corruption or their private life, which are covered up until it is time to remove them; or it could man undermining their government or business, so they are ejected by the public or shareholders. When you control the media and finance, anything is possible.....Modern International finance appears to be controlled by 'Jewish' families, but alongside them are the Knights of Malta, an arm of the Jesuit Superior General, and I know from my own research over many years that the Knights of Malta are a power behind the global banking system. It is they who administrate the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF), as I mentioned. An acquaintance of mine called me to say he had been offered a job with the IMF by the Knights of Malta at a meeting is Las Vagas. When he asked how they could possible make such an offer, he was told that they ran the whole thing and to get thr job he would have to join them. he turned down and ended up in jail. The Rothchilds ere given the title 'Guardians of the Vatican Treasury' and they insure the financial wealth and secrets of the Roman Church stay well hidden, because they are the leadership of the Roman Church are the Reptilian Annunnaki hybrids from Summer. F. Tupper Saussy, author of the book, Rulers of Evil, wrote:  
'..Aware that the Rothschilds are an important Jewish family, I looked them up in (the) Enclopedia Judaica and discovered that they bear the title 'Guardians of the Vatican treasury....The appointment of Rothschild gave the Black Papacy (the hierarchy of the Jesuit Order) absolute financial privacy and secrecy, Who would ever search a family of orthodox Jews for the key to the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church?...'..Bill Hughes writes in Secret Terroists abd the Enemy Unmasked: '.... The Rothschilds were Jesuits who used their Jewish background as a fscade to cover tgeir sinister activities. The Jesuits, working through Rothschild and (Fiancier Nicholas) Biddle, sought to gain control of the banking system of the United States... '...There are Jesuit plants throughout politics, finance, commerce, media and the military. Among them Bill Clinton who attended the Jesuit Gergetwon University, Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, mass murderer Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe; and the horrific  Simon Peres, former leader of Israel >Members of the Knights of Malta have included Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, former Secretary of State Alexander Haig,a nd Prescott Bush Jr., brother of Father George Bush".....David Icke..
...    Further out from the secret internal secret behinds the scenes spider that no one sees that runs the world is a network of organisations which answers to the Round Table secret society are such organisations such as The Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, The United Nations, The Biderberg Group, the Club of Rome and the Royal Institute of International Affairs and many others...



  
Trump’s Twitter rant after Obama win: ‘We should march on Washington and stop this’   

Trump’s Twitter rant after Obama win: ‘We should march on Washington and stop this’



Trump made an offer Obama could refuse. (YouTube)
"....The president may have been helped at the 11th hour when superstorm Sandy roared ashore, killing more than 100 Americans but giving Obama the chance to project leadership at the head of a multi-state disaster response...the USA scientific HAARP technology that can be used to create storms and floods may well have been used to the USA Authorities or create the superstorn Sandy to give Obama the chance to project leadership at the head of a multi-state disaster response...it seems that those who are behind making sure the Obama was re-elected for another 4 years as the USA President that have the control of HAARP technology were not concerned about more that 100 american lives were lost in the superstorm Sandy, as long as their Babylon Pharaoh Barack Obama was re-elected the President of the United States of America with the help of  his unseen masters, mind controllers and handlers, to complete to help make sure that there is only a one world computer based monetary currency, one world government, a one world army, a one world  leader with the general population all implanted with micro chips with their whole life person, business, work and financial history on which is all linked to one controlling computer based in a satellite in space..... so that everyone on earth has a number in a micro chip implanted in their body instead of a debit/credit visa card they carry in their wallets with which they need to be active and working to be able to buy or sell good or service and if they are found out to be talking or thinking things that is against those in power, their chip will be turned off and when they next go to purchase a meal with their family at a restaurant, not even knowing that their chip has been deactivated, when they know they have money in the bank that should give them the right to use this money through their chip implant in their arm...and they at the end of the meal they go to pay for the meal with their chip implant in their arm... and when the waiter scans the chip it comes up with the message retain the card..as often happens when one tries to use their own card but for some reason their bank has put a stop on the card and told the merchant to keep the card... because the card/chip is an implant in the body.. the message retain the card/chip would mean you as a person would be be retained by the restaurant until the police arrive to card you away ...the the crime of thinking or speaking things against those in power ... and the method by which they can locate you and have you arrested is without you knowing...just cancelling your chip/card without you knowing and when you innocently go into a restaurant to buy a meal thinking you can use your card and told at 11 pm at night, maybe while away from home in a foreign country where you have no back up and can not even go to see you local bank because no local branches are in that country, and suddenly you are told that your card can not be used to pay for the meal you have just eat... and you are arrested for obtaining a meal by means of fraud and also for thinking and/or saying someone against those in power.... all very scary indeed..but this is the world the Barack Obama is been given another term as USA Presidency to help his unseen masters, mind controllers and handlers create..and because Barack Obama is so popular is will be easy for Barack Obama to help his hidden masters introduce these draconian measures that complete the final stages of turning everyone, except the powerful elite at the very top into micro chipped mind control slaves.


 
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Trump’s Twitter rant after Obama win: ‘We should march on Washington and stop this’

Donald Trump, the impossibly coiffed real estate mogul and de facto leader of the "birther" movement, had something of a Twitter meltdown in the wake of President Barack Obama's projected victory in Tuesday's election. "Well, back to the drawing board!" Trumptweeted shortly after several networks, including Fox News, called Ohio in the president's favor, sealing the win. "We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!"
Trumpwho last month offered $5 million to a charity of Obama's choice in exchange for the release of the commander in chief's college records and passport applicationcontinued his post-election rant in 140-character chunks: "Barack Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country," Trump said in a widely mocked October video shot from his New York office and uploaded to YouTube. "I'm very honored to have gotten him to release his long-form birth certificate or whatever it may be."
President Obama was unfazed. On "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Obama joked to Leno that the bad blood between him and the "Celebrity Apprentice" star "dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya."
It appears the president saved his best zinger for Trump for Election Day.


 

Obama win has US investors staring at fiscal cliff


This election changes nothing - America is still heading for a $600bn (£375bn) financial disaster. Reuters –



Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama (R) celebrates with Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and their son Beau (L) at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

By Rodrigo Campos and Steven C. Johnson
NEW YORK (Reuters) - US investors will hit trading floors this morning with the same president and the same problems in gridlocked Washington. First up: a looming budget crisis that could send the US economy reeling. President Barack Obama beat back Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win a second term, but he will still have to contend with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives that could make forging a compromise on pressing issues like the coming "fiscal cliff" difficult. "There will be an immediate shift to government gridlock and the fiscal cliff issue, and that will be a headwind for stocks," said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive officer and founder of Destination Wealth Management in Walnut Creek, California.
By Rodrigo Campos and Steven C. Johnson
NEW YORK (Reuters) - US investors will hit trading floors this morning with the same president and the same problems in gridlocked Washington. First up: a looming budget crisis that could send the US economy reeling.
President Barack Obama beat back Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win a second term, but he will still have to contend with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives that could make forging a compromise on pressing issues like the coming "fiscal cliff" difficult. "There will be an immediate shift to government gridlock and the fiscal cliff issue, and that will be a headwind for stocks," said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive officer and founder of Destination Wealth Management in Walnut Creek, California. The fiscal cliff is a $600 billion (£375bn) package of automatic tax increases and spending cuts, scheduled to take effect at the end of 2012, that could severely strain economic growth. Obama is expected to demand tax increases for the wealthy as part of a deal to reduce spending to tackle the nation's deficit. Many investors thought that Romney as president-elect would have had a smoother time in negotiations. "The real challenge is for (Obama) to bridge the differences with Congress and work to get in the middle," said Jason Ader, a former Wall Street gaming analyst and a Romney supporter. Steven Englander, Citigroup's head of G10 foreign exchange strategy, said markets could panic toward yearend if it looks as though no deal is imminent to avoid the fiscal cliff. If that happens, investors will think twice about lending the US government money at low interest rates, which would strain the economy, widen the deficit and hurt the dollar. It also raises the possibility that major credit-rating agencies will cut the U.S. debt rating.
Standard & Poor's stripped the US of its pristine triple-A rating in 2011; the agencies have said they will evaluate budget negotiations and solutions and may take action next year.
Investors have had a tendency to downplay problems emanating from Washington only to find themselves surprised when lawmakers cannot get together on critical issues. The market reacted harshly to Washington gridlock after failed legislation to backstop the banks in 2008 and again during protracted talks to raise the US debt ceiling in 2011. Whitney Tilson, a hedge fund manager and one of the only managers in the $2 trillion industry publicly to endorse Obama for a second term, said he was optimistic that the two parties would compromise. "This was a victory for moderates," he said. "I hope both parties recognise this and move toward each other - to the center - to address the pressing problems our country faces." The end of the drawn-out election campaign puts to rest questions about regulation and monetary policy - Romney had said he would replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke - but some investors remained on edge about taxes and overall economic health.
Billionaire investor George Soros said late Tuesday that the re-election of Obama will open "the door for more sensible politics." Soros, a major contributor to Democratic causes, said in an email exchange with Reuters that he hoped "the Republicans in office will make better partners in the coming years."
CLARITY ON THE FED, LESS ON THE ECONOMY
Although markets came into the night expecting Obama to win, most traders and investors supported Romney, who raised more money on Wall Street than the incumbent. Obama's win did remove uncertainty about the future of Fed policy. Romney had said he would replace Bernanke, whose dovish monetary policy has helped propel gains in both US bond and stock prices in recent years.
CLARITY ON THE FED, LESS ON THE ECONOMY
Although markets came into the night expecting Obama to win, most traders and investors supported Romney, who raised more money on Wall Street than the incumbent. Obama's win did remove uncertainty about the future of Fed policy. Romney had said he would replace Bernanke, whose dovish monetary policy has helped propel gains in both US bond and stock prices in recent years. The benchmark S&P 500 has rallied 67 percent since Obama took office - one of the most impressive runs ever for stocks under a single president. Benchmark bond yields hit record lows despite a downgrade of the US credit rating last year. Cumulative returns for maturities on all US Treasuries are at 14 percent since Obama took office, according to Barclays. The Fed's easy-money policy has pushed down the value of the dollar, though, and some worry more dollar weakness may be in store, particularly if investors see signs of rising inflation.
"The market rewards this certainty by bidding up gold and selling the dollar against all major currencies," said Axel Merk, president of Merk Investments in Palo Alto, California.
Under a second Obama presidency, Wall Street will have to forgo trying to repeal Dodd-Frank financial reforms and instead continue to use personal relationships in Washington to keep the law from harming firms, said Karen Shaw Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics, a Washington-based research firm. Wall Street has bristled at the reforms, which include stricter capital requirements for banks, and the Volcker Rule, which is intended to stop banks from making bets in the financial markets with insured deposits. But some welcomed the changes. "I don't think any reasonable observer would want to go back to the risk that we had in the system before the financial crisis," said Evercore CEO Ralph Schlosstein. 

(Additional reporting by Tim McLaughlin and Svea Herbst-Bayliss in Boston, Atossa Abrahamian, Daniel Bases, David Henry, Rick Rothacker, Ryan Vlastelica, Sam Forgione, Nadia Damouni, Gregory Roumeliotis and Jennifer Ablan in New York; Editing by David Gaffen, Lisa Von Ahn, Prudence Crowther, Andrew Hay, Leslie Gevirtz and Ciro Scotti)

TIMELINE - America's long stumble toward the "fiscal cliff"

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Ph: United States money printing plates are seen at the Museum of American Finance in New York October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
By Kevin Drawbaugh and Patrick Temple-West
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The long, bumpy road to America's "fiscal cliff" has been traveled over many years by Congress and a series of U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, who won a re-election on Tuesday, and who may turn quickly to the issue.
Some of the steps along the way had good intentions. Some had no intention at all other than to avoid hard decisions.
After Tuesday's election, with Congress still divided between Democrats and Republicans, crucial deadlines loom at year-end.
Major budget and tax decisions are converging in a challenge Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has dubbed a "fiscal cliff." Will lawmakers rise to the occasion? Or will they delay again?
Here is a time line of how the country got where it is today.
* 1998-2001. Long economic expansion of 1990s peaks. U.S. government budget in surplus under President Bill Clinton.
* 2001. Stock market tech bubble bursts. President George W. Bush, Congress enact deep "temporary" tax cuts. Some Republicans predict cuts will spur economy, pay for themselves. September 11 attacks occur. United States and its allies invade Afghanistan.
* 2002. After four years of surpluses, U.S. budget slips into deficit of $158 billion. Bear market in stocks.
* 2003. United States and allies invade Iraq. Bush and Congress cut taxes further. Deficit grows to $378 billion.
* 2004-2006. Stock market recovers. Deficit shrinks.
* 2007-2008. Housing market bubble bursts. World financial crisis. Stock market crashes. Worst U.S. recession since Great Depression. Unemployment, home foreclosures soar. Bush, Congress bail out big banks. Deficit jumps to $459 billion in 2008.
* 2009. Obama, Congress enact $787 billion stimulus, including expanded "temporary" tax breaks for children, education. Auto industry bailed out. Recession ends midyear. Stock market bounces back. Deficit hits $1.4 trillion.
* 2010. Obama signs healthcare overhaul into law. Obama creates Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction panel. Its plan for drastic fiscal reform is largely ignored. Led by Tea Party conservatives, Republicans win control of House of Representatives in midterm elections. Obama agrees to extend Bush tax cuts for two years. Def i c it shrinks to $1.3 trillion.
* 2011. Treasury Department request for increase in U.S. debt ceiling becomes focus of fight in Congress. Republicans, Democrats settle dispute by forming "super committee" to examine fiscal reform. Debt ceiling raised. U.S. credit rating downgraded. Super committee collapses in discord. Deep, mandatory budget cuts triggered for 2013. Stock market makes choppy advance. Deficit estimated at $1.6 trillion.
* Spring 2012. Bernanke warns lawmakers of "massive fiscal cliff" at year-end. Main elements of approaching crisis include the expiration of Bush tax cuts and other tax measures that Congress has allowed to slip, along with budget cuts due to super committee flop.
* Summer 2012. Presidential, congressional election campaigns in high gear. Stock market advances.
* Autumn 2012. Congressional Budget Office warns that the fiscal cliff, left unaddressed, could trigger recession. Mitt Romney named Republican presidential nominee. Obama reiterates support for keeping Bush tax cuts for all except high-income earners. Republicans support extension of Bush tax cuts for everyone. Deficit for 2012 estimated to shrink to $1.1 trillion.
* November 6, 2012. Obama re-elected, Democrats retain control of Senate, Republicans retain control of House, according to network projections.
* November 13, 2012. Congress scheduled to return for "lame-duck" session to deal with Obama on fiscal cliff issues.
* December 31, 2012. If Congress takes no action, Bush tax cuts expire, other "fiscal cliff" elements kick in.
* Early 2013. If no action from Congress, automatic budget cuts set to kick in. Debt ceiling expected to be hit again. (Additional reporting by Kim Dixon; Editing by Tim Dobbyn and Peter Cooney)
 


Colorado investigating reports of machines changing Romney votes to Obama

November 6, 2012
The Republican party of Pueblo, Colorado, has begun an investigation into reports that voting machines have been switching voters' selections.
The Pueblo GOP received at least a dozen complaints about voting machines changing votes for Mitt Romney, Republican nominee, into votes for Barack Obama, the incumbent.
Speaking to local media outlet, KRDO, Gilbert Ortiz, Pueblo County clerk and recorder said:
"..Just like when you're texting on your cell phone or using any other touchscreen technology, there's a chance  that you might think your finger is touching one area and it's actually touching another...."
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Oregon’s Measure 80 Voted Down
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Unfortunately, Oregon’s Cannabis Tax Act (Measure 80), did not pass. With well over half the precincts reporting in Oregon, the measure trails 55% to 45% - a margin wide enough to declare the initiative’s defeat.

 

 

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We’ve had very little bad news to report in what turned out to be an historic Election Day for marijuana. While Colorado and Washington legalized recreational cannabis, Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana, and four Michigan cities approved decrim initiatives.
 

However, we have learned that Montana’s medical cannabis referendum has passed. If the bill had been defeated, Montana’s medical pot program would have been restored to its 2004 voter approved form. The program was severely limited by Senate Bill 423 last year.

 

The choice before Montana voters was to either keep the strict restrictions on patients, physicians, and providers of medical cannabis in place or to remove those limitations.

 

Unfortunately the initiative passed and the restrictions will remain in place, including limiting providers to three patients and no financial compensation of any kind for the medicine they provide.

 

With over 90 percent of precincts reporting at this time, the measure has 56.5% of the vote with 43.5% opposed.

 

Nonetheless, Tuesday, November 6 was an overall positive day for pot. Aside from Montana’s medical marijuana reform initiative passing, the only other losses for cannabis advocates occurred in Oregon and Arkansas. Oregon voters failed to legalize marijuana, as Measure 80 was defeated, and Arkansas failed to become the first Southern state to legalize pot for medicinal purposes as a medical marijuana initiative was voted down.

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Arkansas Voters Reject Medical Marijuana

Wed, Nov 07, 2012 1:51 am


Arkansas had the opportunity to become the first Southern state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on Election Day. Unfortunately, the initiative fell short and has been announced as defeated by a margin of 52% to 48%.

 

While the vote on the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act remained close for much of the night, the margin is wide enough and the number of precincts reporting great enough to announce its defeat.

 

If approved the initiative would have allowed Arkansas residents access to medical marijuana to treat symptoms of serious debilitating conditions. It also would have created a regulated not-for-profit dispensary to provide medicine to qualified patients.

 

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act had a rocky road to the ballot and it became necessary for the state Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit in October from a group called the Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values to place the initiative on the ballot. 

 

Earlier this evening, Massachusetts approved Question 3 to become the 18th medical cannabis state.

 
 
 
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Four Michigan Cities Approve Decrim Initiatives

Wed, Nov 07, 2012 12:25 pm


Four Michigan cities – Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Ypsilanti – all approved decriminalization initiatives last night.

 

In Detroit, a ballot measure that will decriminalize marijuana by removing all penalties for possession of up to an ounce of pot for adults over the age of 21 passed resoundingly. Voters in Detroit approved Proposal M 65 to 35 percent.

 

The city of Flint also passed a decrim initiative that removes penalties for those 19 and older possessing up to an ounce of pot or paraphernalia.

 

In Grand Rapids, Michigan 60% of voters approved Proposal 2, which will amend the city charter to make marijuana-related infractions a civil offense.

 

And finally, in the city of Ypsilanti, voters approved an initiative that will make possession or consumption of an ounce or less of pot the lowest law enforcement priority. According to reports, the initiative passed easily - 5,635 to 1,914.

 
All in all, a very good day for Michigan cities.

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Oregon’s Measure 80 Voted Down

Wed, Nov 07, 2012 12:24 am


Unfortunately, Oregon’s Cannabis Tax Act (Measure 80), did not pass. With well over half the precincts reporting in Oregon, the measure trails 55% to 45% - a margin wide enough to declare the initiative’s defeat.

 

 

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Washington Passes Initiative 502

Wed, Nov 07, 2012 12:16 am


Washington’s controversial I 502 passed 55% to 45%. This initiative removes criminal and civil penalties associated with marijuana possession.  It also regulates pot production and distribution as well as subjects pot sales to a 25% tax.

 

The initiative took fire from some marijuana activists for its inclusion of a maximum threshold for THC blood concentration.

 

Washington voters have made their state at the forefront of marijuana law reform. Make no mistake, this is initiative effectively legalizes marijuana. Congratulations Washington!

 

 

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Early Election Results: Washington I 502 and Oregon Measure 80

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 11:36 pm


As results from the West Coast continue to trickle in, things are not looking good in Oregon. At this point, Measure 80 – the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act – is trailing 54% to 46%. However, it is still too close to call at this point so check back for final results.

 

Things look more positive in Washington State for Initiative 502, which currently leads 52% to 48%.

 

Again, neither of these initiatives has been decided as of yet. Check back for updates as they come in.

 
 

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Early Election Results: Question 3, Massachusetts

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 8:49 pm


Early results look good for Question 3 in Massachusetts. The evening is young but with 1% of precincts reporting the ballot issue that would legalize medical marijuana leads 63% (YES) to 37% (NO).

 

If approved, Question 3 would make Massachusetts the 18th medical marijuana state. Washington, D.C. also has a medical cannabis law in place.

 

We’ll have more information as it comes in.#

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Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

Wed, Nov 07, 2012 12:07 am


Colorado’s Amendment 64, which will regulate marijuana like alcohol and remove civil and criminal penalties for adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, has passed.

 
Colorado is the first state to legalize marijuana.
 

Amendment 64 will also allow adults to grow their own cannabis – up to six plants in an enclosed space.

 
Congratulations Colorado!  
 
 

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Early Election Results: Washington I 502 and Oregon Measure 80

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 11:36 pm


As results from the West Coast continue to trickle in, things are not looking good in Oregon. At this point, Measure 80 – the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act – is trailing 54% to 46%. However, it is still too close to call at this point so check back for final results.

 

Things look more positive in Washington State for Initiative 502, which currently leads 52% to 48%.

 

Again, neither of these initiatives has been decided as of yet. Check back for updates as they come in.

 
 

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Early Election Results: Amendment 64, Colorado

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 9:56 pm


It’s too early to guarantee victory but things are looking positive for Colorado’s Amendment 64, which would effectively legalize up to an ounce of pot for adults. The initiative would also regulate cannabis like alcohol and allow personal cultivation of up to six plants.

 

At this point, 7% of precincts have reported and the legalize marijuana initiative leads 53.5% to 46.4% (452,490 votes have been counted for “YES” and 392,737 for “NO”).

 
More information will be posted as it comes in.
 

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Massachusetts Voters Approve Medical Marijuana

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 10:12 pm


Our first results of the evening are in. Massachusetts will become the 18th state (along with Washington, D.C.) to legalize the medical use of marijuana.
 

Mass voters approved a medical cannabis initiative – Question 3 – 63% to 37% with 45% of precincts reporting at this time. The margin is wide enough to declare the ballot issue a winner.

 

The initiative will also eliminate penalties related to medical marijuana and create non-profit treatment centers regulated by the state.

 
Congrats to Massachusetts for legalizing medical cannabis.
 
 
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Early Results: Medical Marijuana Initiative, Arkansas

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 9:46 pm


With 2% of precincts reporting, Issue 5 in Arkansas, which would allow patients with serious debilitating conditions access to legal medical cannabis, is too close to call – 51% of voters are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas while 49% are opposed.  

 

We will have more on this initiative as other precincts’ results become available.

Arkansas Voters Reject Medical Marijuana

Wed, Nov 07, 2012 1:51 am


Arkansas had the opportunity to become the first Southern state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on Election Day. Unfortunately, the initiative fell short and has been announced as defeated by a margin of 52% to 48%.

 

While the vote on the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act remained close for much of the night, the margin is wide enough and the number of precincts reporting great enough to announce its defeat.

 

If approved the initiative would have allowed Arkansas residents access to medical marijuana to treat symptoms of serious debilitating conditions. It also would have created a regulated not-for-profit dispensary to provide medicine to qualified patients.

 

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act had a rocky road to the ballot and it became necessary for the state Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit in October from a group called the Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values to place the initiative on the ballot. 

 

Earlier this evening, Massachusetts approved Question 3 to become the 18th medical cannabis state.

Dutch "Weed Pass" Update

Wed, Oct 31, 2012 4:22 pm


Just in time for the 2012 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup, the brand-new centrist Dutch government introduced a provisional pact in late October that will terminate the controversial weed pass program introduced in May.  
 

The so-called wietpas had restricted access to the country's famed cannabis coffeeshops to registered residents in the Southern Netherlands, banning visitors from neighboring nations and tourists from abroad. The now defunct right-wing government intended to implement wietpas nationwide in 2013, but the more moderate government currently in place appears to have avoided the weed pass program, which would have damaged tourism revenue.

 

Even more encouraging (especially for anyone reading this outside of Holland), rather than the previously proposed blanket ban of foreigners and tourists from coffeeshops, the new agreement allows each individual city to decide whether or not to ban non-Dutch citizens from legally purchasing pot at coffeeshops.

 

The marijuana mecca of Amsterdam had previously declared it would not honor the pot permit system. In its short history, weed pass almost immediately drove up black-market street sales of marijuana in the districts where it was implemented (validated by a University of Tilburg study) and pissed off coffeeshop owners, all of which lost money from foreign/tourist business. 

 

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Pot Arrest Every 42 Seconds in the US

Wed, Oct 31, 2012 4:11 pm


What's worse, the fact there was one pot-related arrest every 42 seconds across the U.S. in 2011 or that it was actually a marked decrease in the frequency of nationwide pot busts from the previous year? 

 

According to the latest annual FBI Uniform Crime Report data, there were 757,969 total pot busts in 2011 – with more than 87 percent for possession – down from 853,838 pot arrests in 2010.   

 

There was a drug-related arrest every 21 seconds last year (1,531,251 total) and nearly half of those arrests were for marijuana.

 

Of all 2011 drug arrests, 18.2 percent were for sales/manufacturing and 81.8 were for possession. Of those, 6.2 percent of the sales/manufacturing busts and an incredible 43.3 percent of the possession arrests were for pot.  

 

By region, the Midwest and its harsher pot laws recorded the highest percent of busts for both pot sales and possession. The relatively liberal and medical pot friendly West easily had the lowest percent of busts for possession but surprisingly the notoriously anti-pot South had the lowest percentage of sales/manufacturing arrests. The Northeast fell in between the two extremes in both categories.

 

Hopefully as the number of Americans who use pot increases, the arrest numbers will continue declining, aided by city and state decriminalization, medical po,t and recreational legalization efforts.

 

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500 Pot Plants Found on Property of Mendocino County Sheriff’s Captain

Fri, Nov 02, 2012 4:43 pm


Mendocino County Sheriff's Captain Randy Johnson is being investigated by the Sheriff's Office after federal agents discovered 500 pot plants growing on property owned by Capt. Johnson and his father, Johnny Johnson, during an October 11 raid by the DEA, FBI, and IRS. The inquiry is just one of numerous cannabis cases involving Mendocino County officials or members of their families in recent years. It's the non-complicity of the feds that motivated Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman to initiate the internal investigation, which will be handled by Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas to provide objectivity.   Sheriff Allman told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat he was “stonewalled” by the feds after they curiously refused to reveal who or what was the catalyst for the raid – nor did they make any arrests despite the 500 plants seized. Even more frustrating, the search warrant records remain sealed.

 “I want to know the facts ... The federal government has not told me one thing, and I need to know if there's any validity to it,” Allman told the Press Democrat.
 Sheriff Allman added that he'd expect the feds to have notified him if Capt. Johnson or any member of his department was a suspect in a crime. Thus far Allman has received no such notification. One bit of information leaked was that the raid was conducted on the portion of the property exclusively owned by Capt. Johnson's father, Johnny. According to the 80-year-old, he has “never seen any pot growing.” Adding another intriguing twist to this case is the fact Capt. Johnson has been at the forefront of crafting Mendocino County's progressive medical pot program that allows each patient to grow up to 99 plants legally.Noted cannabis defense attorney Bill Panzer speculated that the raid might represent federal retribution against Johnson for his medical pot advances. And one local law enforcement official said cops have suspected for a long time that pot was growing on the Johnson property but did not act because of Capt. Johnson's ranking in the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department.  Clearly, this is a case that has raised more questions than it has provided answers. Perhaps Sheriff Allman's forthright attempts at getting to the bottom of this deliberate federal obstruction will provide pertinent revelations. 
 
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Arcata to Vote on Pot Power Tax

Tue, Nov 06, 2012 12:03 pm


On Tuesday, the residents of the “hippie town” of Arcata, California will have the opportunity to punish – or relieve – local pot growers as they will vote on Measure I, which would levy a staggering 45 percent electricity tax on any residence that uses three times the volume of energy utilized in an average family home.

 

Measure I is obviously aimed at indoor pot farmers, with the overt intention of the Arcata City Council being to “drive the large-scale growing operations out of town” as Councilman/Vice Mayor Shane Brinton told the AP. The Council claims they are responding to the concerns of their constituents who complain that the indoor pot gardens are fire hazards and “stink up” the neighborhood.

 

If Measure I passes, it will be the first law of its kind specifically targeting pot growers and could set a dangerous precedent in other “Emerald Triangle” towns. There will be loopholes for those homes with residents who have medical and other issues that require an excessive use of energy.

 

But is Measure I truly about eradicating indoor pot growers or raising money for strapped city coffers? Power utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric reported that 633 Arcata residences use enough energy to power a large retail outlet and are presumed to be growing pot. Such homes would be hit with a $700 monthly power bill, likely more than their rent. 

 

Should the pot cultivators decide to pay the tax, it would raise $1.2 million dollars for Arcata – four percent of the city's annual operating budget.

 



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GANJA GETAWAY: NIMBIN, AUSTRALIA

Wed, Sep 17, 2003 12:00 am


Story by Victor Paul Borg Photos by Andre Grossman No one can tell me how many people live in Nimbin—not the government bureaucrats, not the town founders, not the editor of Nimbin News. Then I find out why. Many come to Nimbin to disappear from official society. A proclamation on the Rainbow Café’s facade reads: "ESCAPED REFUGEES WELLCOME HERE." Besides, not everyone in Nimbin has an address, certainly not those who live in vans and caravans and shacks hidden away in the rainforests. A thousand dollars can get you a shack in a hippie commune. But no one knows how many hippie communes there are. Many are out of town, enveloped by the massive eucalyptus forests, out of sight, left to their own devices, in a voluntary institution.

Nimbin’s public face can be seen in the town center: a short street dedicated to cannabis and hippie culture. Beyond, concealed by the thick-forested mountains of the Great Dividing Range, is a netherworld of communes and private dwellings spread thin and wide. Nimbinites call this area, the northeast corner of Australia’s New South Wales, the Rainbow Region. 

"We are told that twelve people move to Nimbin every week," says Brian Lee, 57. "Those who come here with pure ideals end up leaving, and those who stay are often the ones who originally intend to hang out for a few weeks. I know someone, for example, who came to visit a friend a long time ago. The host was out, so the incoming friend made himself at home. But the host never came back, and the newcomer never left." 



One of the original community founders, Brian was a teenager when he attended the Aquarius Festival in 1973, a hippie festival held hereabouts that attracted 20,000 revelers. By the end of the event, 500 had decided to stay. Remembrance lights Brian’s eyes. "Imagine the sense of energy as hundreds of teenagers, many of whom hadn’t ever done much in their life, suddenly rolled up their sleeves to start building their houses, and building, more importantly, a whole community," he recalls. "It was great. At the time, a few old people lived in Nimbin, and they were shocked to see us transforming the town, painting our house facades and virtually the whole town center in psychedelic designs, cannabis imagery, and aboriginal paintings." 

We’re in the Nimbin Café, a relaxed, homely café in the town center. It’s early afternoon, and a few people are chatting and smoking pot. Brian is working on a CD, called Green Fever. The best song, "My Dad is Busted," is an unforgettable spoof on the Drug War.

"For the people in Canberra [Australia’s capital], we are a problem," Brian says "We’ve always been a problem, but they don’t know what to do with us." 

The great act of defiance is the cultivation of pot, which Nimbinites hawk to backpackers. The police, in their drive to suppress it, have tried anything from sniffer dogs to methodical indictments of cannabis growers and dealers. But prosecutions often came to nothing, as an uncooperative community made evidence-gathering a dragged-out, frustrating, and ultimately unsuccessful exercise. Of late, they have changed tactics to something akin to a war of attrition. Locating plantations from a spotter helicopter, they move in with ground forces to tear out the plants. Nimbinites, however, have learned to factor in their losses. At under A$160 (US$100) for an ounce, cannabis is cheap by Australian standards. In town the police largely ignore open consumption, only taking action against those they found dealing blatantly. 

Nimbin is now an established stop on the backpacker circuit, and requires repeat visits for the cool cafes in town, the friendly hostels, and meditative strolls in the forest. I found many travellers at the Roc, a homely hostel built on a hill, with views of rocky pinnacles and misty mountains, kangaroos grazing in the grounds, and hundreds of squawking rainbow parakeets roosting in the eucalyptus trees. Travelers spend their time seeing the sights in town. There’s the pot-culture paraphernalia exhibit at the Hemp Embassy, the eccentric paintings in the art gallery, and the wonderful Nimbin Museum, which features weird and sardonic installations and collages of newspaper articles. 

One might expect a town of aging hippies stuck in their youth, a community doomed to expire when they pass away. But Nimbin has evolved. Its relevance as an alternative and humane social project remains as exemplary as ever. The community center is staffed with volunteers who run theater groups, computer courses, a radio station, and a magazine. Forums are held. Local currency is printed—a risk-free alternative for local trading, unaffected by inflation, devaluation, and interest. 

About the evolution of Nimbin, Brian says: "In my time we have gone from the Stone Age to the Space Age. What’s been especially good is watching the second generation come of age. Their act of rebellion is to stay off drugs and move to the city. But after some years many of them come back, and become enthusiastic Nimbinites."




http://australianhempparty.com/

HEMP Party Australia

Welcome to the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party of Australia.

Vote 1 HEMP to re-legalise and regulate Cannabis for personal, medical and industrial uses in Australia. The HEMP Party is an organisation with the aim of endorsing candidates to contest elections to the Federal Parliament of Australia. Any person on the electoral roll and eligible to vote in elections to the Parliament is eligible to become a member of the HEMP Party. There are no initial or annual membership fees.

Registered Party

On 17 June 2010 the delegate determined that the party’s application had passed its initial consideration for registration and the application was advertised for public objection on 23 June 2010. The issue of writs on 19 July 2010 for the federal elections meant that no further action could be taken on this application until the final return of all outstanding writs on 17 September 2010. No objections to the registration of the HEMP Party were received.

The delegate of the Australian Electoral Commission determined that the HEMP Party should be registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

State and Territory Branches

NSW electoral laws make it very tough for new, small political parties to get on the official register in NSW. The registration laws are the toughest and most restrictive in Australia. The HEMP Party is currently seeking official registration of individual State and Territory branches of the Party.
To apply for registration in NSW a political party must submit its application no less than 15 months out from the calling of an election, have 750 members who are also currently on the electoral roll in NSW plus pay an application fee of $2,000. Federal, Victorian and Queensland laws require 500 members to qualify for registration, less registration fees, and shorter time periods to apply for and attain official registration. Federal and State Branch application forms are listed on the Members page.

To highlight the hypocrisy

The United States has taken out a patent on the use of cannabis as a neuro-protectant, though they continue to keep the plant in Schedule One, reserved for drugs with the highest potential for abuse and no medicinal use. Groups of physicians and nurses including the American Medical Association have requested a review of this scheduling. Medical Marijuana is dispensed under state law in a growing number of states of the USA. www.patentstorm.us/patents/6630507/description.html

What are ENDOCANNABINOIDS?

Endocannabinoids are a group of lipid compounds (fat-like) that are produced by some invertebrates and all vertebrates including humans . Their classification is based on their biological activity, which is often similar to that of the main psychoactive phytocannabinoid (plant cannabinoid) delta-9 tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) found in the marijuana plant. 
Dr. Robert Melamede, Cannabis Science. (read more)

 


Australia lagging behind Cannabis legislation

Although industrial hemp is legally grown under licence in all states, we remain the only nation that prohibits the consumption of hemp seed for humans. Hemp seed oil is an extremely healthy food oil, as well as skin oil.

Hemp seed whole, hulled or crushed for oil are used in food products such as muesli bars, cakes, breads, biscuits, butter paste, non-dairy milk, tofu and cheese, ice cream, the essential and cold pressed oils are used in cosmetics (such as shampoo, soaps and moisturisers), as well as having therapeutic qualities similar to evening primrose oil, cod liver oil, flaxseed oil and soybean supplements.

The omega-6:omega-3 ratio of hemp seed is considered optimal for human nutrition. Because of hemp’s high seed yield, and the seeds high oil content, it has been used throughout the millennia in paints, varnishes, and as a lighting fuel.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

How to provide a hemp seed food submission to FSANZ.(Licensing hemp seed food)

Member Registration

HEMP

Some people seem to think the HEMP Party is only about industrial hemp or medical marijuana.

Those people are incorrect. We are also about legalising recreational cannabis.  We do what we can, when we can, with very limited funds. We would like to see an end to the demonisation of cannabis in every way. And for very good reasons. Food, fuel, fibre, medicine and recreation.

The writs have been returned. The HEMP Party is officially registered!!

You can become a member if you are on the Australian Electoral Roll, see the Members page for details.

Registered voters can make a tax deductible donation to the HEMP Party via the online service.





http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/


 

 

 

Links to the Nimbin MardiGrass section of the HEMP Embassy Forums!

We have some reports of the Hemp Embassy website locking up Internet Explorer.

FireFox and Google Chrome work fine.

13thOctober 2012 - A server change has brought a login problem for existing hempembassy.net members.

Members need to delete their existing hempembassy.net "cookie" if they have told their browser to "Remember this password"

In Mozilla that is Tools/Options/Privacy/Remove individual cookies/hempembassy.net

In Google Chrome click on the Tools spanner icon/Options/Under the Bonnet/Content Settings/All cookies and site data/www.hempembassy.net

Just delete that cookie, and do a fresh login.... Please tell your friends who might also be having difficulty logging in...

Embassy Shop Entrance Page - 2011 T Shirts - Stickers
Stash Tins - Postcards - Embassy Showbag
Stubby Holder - MardiGrass Posters - MardiGrass Passes and Camping


 

Associations and Clubs in favour of the Normalization - Legalization of the Cannabis

World Map

 


MardiGrass Ganja Faeries meet at the Market Stage each Thursday 5:30pm for practice, until MardiGrass.

MARDIGRASS 2012

MARDIGRASS PROGRAM 2012

MARDIGRASS 2011

MARDIGRASS PROGRAM 2011


 

SOCIAL NETWORK CONNECTIONS


A list of all the social network pages of the Hemp Embassy and MardiGrass


http://www.nimbinwave.com/wordpress/


http://twitter.com/hempembassy


http://www.facebook.com/hempembassy

http://www.facebook.com/nimbinhemp
http://www.facebook.com/nimbinmardigrass


http://www.myspace.com/nimbinmardigrass


http://www.youtube.com/nimbintelevision

 

For those who came in late...

"In March 1993, after a decade of raids and arrests, and a particularly intensive recent period of random street searches, arrests and rough treatment, a spontaneous demonstration erupted, and marched to the police station, pelting it with eggs and toilet paper. Negative newspaper reports followed. Nimbin Hemp Embassy (formerly "Nimbin Hemp") members decided to holda peaceful protest in a non-confrontational atmosphere, that ordinary people could comfortably attend, on May 1, 1993. That was the first MardiGrass. (The spelling is that officially used by the MardiGrass Organising Body) The MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) was formed to manage the event and consists entirely of volunteers. The intention is to hold a MardiGrass every year until prohibition ends."

That's what Wikipedia says and we couldn't have summed it up better ourselves.


2012 MardiGrass is now on with similar venues and programming to last year. We tried to say we were a protest and not a festival to avoid a few hundred pages of Council paperwork and costs, but to no avail, and have now submitted a Development Application for every possibility, depending on weather. We will be back in Peace Park for the HEMP Olympix and music on a big stage, either down on the flat next to the bowling green if it is dry, or if it’s too wet, up on the old basketball court area above the new skatepark. If it’s raining music will be in the Town Hall.
Sunday’s Twentieth Annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally is now planned to march along the same route as last year, starting at the cop shop and marching to Peace Park for speeches and music.

This May-Day in Lismore ( 1st of May 2012) the HEMP Party of Australia will lead a march of concerned cannabis users and their friends from the Court House in Lismore to the Police Station – and then on to the offices of our public representatives in Lismore, Janelle Saffin and Thomas George.

The recent Australia21 Report has called for a re-examination of our attitudes and laws regarding drug use. This significant report, by a panel of esteemed professionals, was unequivocal in its verdict: in the war on drugs – everyone loses! It calls for widespread consultation towards fashioning a rational response to drug taking in our community. However our politicians are refusing to listen to the voice of the majority of Australians. This protest march has been fashioned to highlight this refusal by our politicians to engage in the drug law reform debate.

In a recent poll more than 70% of Australians agreed that our drug laws must change – yet our politicians remain silent. We must wake them up!

Some of the most respected voices in this debate have proposed that we must reformulate our drug policies, or young and vulnerable Australians will continue to suffer and die -yet our Prime Minister simply refuses to even talk about the issue? This is unacceptable.

This protest will be asking our representatives to engage with the recommendations of the Australia21 Report. The local Lismore politicians will be asked to participate in a night of dialogue with their constituents’ in the Lismore Town Hall at the earliest opportunity. They represent a lot of illicit drug users between them and both of their families have been personally touched by the drug war and should understand the importance of changing from a war on drugs to a plan on drugs.

It’s time our elected representatives faithfully represented the views of their constituents and stopped pandering to the drug lobby and other vested interests.

Other western world countries have tackled this issue. More than 70% of Americans currently have access to legally available medical cannabis and many countries around the world are abandoning prohibition. It’s time that Australia caught up with the rest of the world.

The HEMP Party President, Michael Balderstone, was enthusiastic about getting these politicians to engage in a public debate. “The Australia21 report really is a game-changer. Politicians simply have to sit up and take notice.”

May 1st will kick off our annual MardiGrass protestival weekend, May 5th and 6th , where we will be hosting a round table discussion ourselves which includes Dr Alex Wodak , one of the directors of the commissioned Report our PM dismissed before lunch on the day it was released.

The 20th MardiGrass cannabis law reform annual gathering the following weekend finally got consent yesterday for its development application. “Its all go from here on in,” said a MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB)spokesperson. “ The Australia21 Report has given a new optimism to the annual protest weekend.”

“ We managed to get our permits after changing the program. The threat of an injunction in the Land and Environment Court followed up with litigation for the costs in making sure nothing went ahead made us rethink and we are now having a wreath laying memorial service for the victims of prohibition instead of a mass surrender!”

“It’s no big deal and and we are now looking forward to a big weekend no matter the weather.”

There are 2 new Hemp Olympix Events for this year. The Rubbish Bong Race where contestants have to improvise and make a bong from whatever they can find and prove it works. And the “Inaugural Special Distance and Accuracy Alan Jones About Face Bong Throw.” Nimbin is looking more chaotic than ever with practise sessions littering the street daily now.

The full MardiGrass program and tickets are on www.nimbinmardigrass.com

More thoughts!!

Every day the news is full of drug busts, day after day. Sydney has nightly shootings and the cops are raiding bikies and frantically trying to curb their lifestyle. So why do the Police not support a review of our drug war?
These are questions Michael Balderstone as President of the HEMP Embassy would like the NSW Police Commissioner to answer and the letter he delivers to the Local Area Command nest Tuesday will be addressed to Mr Scipione.
“I was really disappointed by his response recently to the Australia21 Report stressing the urgency to change our attitude to drug use. Mr Scipione’s comment of “one pill can kill” was off the mark I thought. Does he believe the propaganda, or what? And anyway how come he is commenting on policy? I remember when Commissioner Ryan suggested decriminalising pot might help he was told to shut up very quickly and his job was to follow orders, not make policy.”
“I wonder if the police aren’t afraid of losing their power if drugs are treated as a health rather than criminal issue. Or perhaps they’re afraid of losing their jobs, which is nonsense.”
“Their relationship with the community would completely change if drug use is treated as a health issue. Respect could return and people would start helping them much more. In Nimbin very few people help police simply because cannabis is illegal and we all either use it or have friends who do.”
“Its a shocking thing to be labelled a criminal when you know you aren't. We urge everyone who feels strongly about the terrible drug war to join us next Tuesday, Mayday, at midday outside the Lismore Court House. We will march to deliver letters to the Police and our local Members of Parliament. Letters asking for a public forum to discuss how best to deal with drug use in the community, exactly what was recommended by the Australia21 Futures committee.”

For further ! Nimbin HEMP Embassy 0266890326 (Michael Balderstone) or 0266218419 (DA Jim Moylan)


Dear Editor,
This year on the first weekend in May is the twentieth Nimbin MardiGrass and Cannabis Law Reform Rally. It began as a group of people marching to the local police station and making speeches about the cannabis laws with music and dance. It has travelled through the years and become more festival than protest. This was a necessity due to the gathering of more and more people each year to join in our protest; to find new and ingenious ways to entertain the people. People who come from all over the globe to gather in our little village because we have been brave enough to not back down.

MardiGrass has always taken its responsibility in ensuring that the celebration is as safe and non violent as possible by training and deploying the "Jungle Patrol" a local security and traffic control outfit made up of local volunteers, to watch over and keep the peace at the various venues and on the street in general. It registers, puts up and feeds over a hundred visiting volunteers for a week, who put up and pull down ALL the infrastructure required, including extra toilets and waste management. It organises two to three days of events, ranging from discussion forums and exhibitions to markets,concert stages and the infamous Hemp Olympix. It culminates in what's now called a 'grand parade' and rally, with tourists coming for miles to see the spectacle. Which brings it back full circle and is what it started with in the first place. Not bad for a bunch of protesters, especially when they're all apparently stoned.

MardiGrass has also had fairly cordial relations with Lismore City Council in the past, usually liaising with someone who is necessarily an easy going person but who can tick all the Council boxes at the same time. Considering Lismore City Council cash in on our 'colourful village' and MardiGrass images you'd think some assistance would be forthcoming from their Event Management department. Instead of assistance this twentieth year however, Council has used threatening letters from their lawyers to force compliance from MardiGrass organisers in completing a development application so lengthy and detailed that it is mind numbing (and that's not just stoned hippies). Consider also that the organisers of MardiGrass remain the same core group year in and year out but that the responsible and paid Council employees have no such commitment or purpose and need a full induction year in and year out. 
MardiGrass has used the 'occupy' stamp on its poster this year as an act of solidarity with protests worldwide, but MardiGrass is essentially about decriminalising a herb many people use, and having fun and experiencing our unique Nimbin culture, with lots of humour. The police riot squad are expected to attend again, and organisers trust that they will again not be needed but for the "Tug of Peace" in the Hemp Olympix, a popular event held last year between police and the general public using a hemp rope.

The entire village hosts the MardiGrass now. MardiGrass organisers practice harm reduction to the point of collecting newspapers and milk for disgruntled locals who can't get their cars out of driveways or who are afraid of the crowds. Mail drops go to post boxes every year informing local people of plans, but this protest has grown out of all proportion; it is now twenty years old,and still growing. 
The report on the War on Drugs is timely for MardiGrass protestors, but the Prime Minister's recent party line comments disappoint; they show she does not have the spine required to lead on this important issue. And the MardiGrass will continue to grow.
Inez Price
Cullen Street
Nimbin
0427 409 626


What YOU can do 
to end drug prohibition

In order to end drug prohibition four things need to occur:
• Reformers need to organize.
• Information about the failures of the current system and potential benefits (and challenges) of a new approach needs to be shared widely.
• Discussions need to happen.
• Politicians and other leaders need to be persuaded that it is in their best interest to talk about ending prohibition.

The battleground for change will be in the media. Journalists and reporters need to be engaged in the process where ever possible.

Get organized
• Join existing drug policy reform groups and / or start new a new group, meet regularly, plan and implement strategies.
• Contribute money, resources and time to existing groups!!!!
• Go to drug policy reform conferences to share ideas and meet people.
• Organize fund raising events.

Share Information
• Educate yourself. Explore the internet, read books, find and understand the research (www.whyprohibtion.ca, www.drugwarfacts.org, www.tdpf.org.uk, www.drugpolicy.org, etc) 
• Share the best of the above with family, friends and community.
• Learn the language of change. Talk about the need to regulate and control all currently illegal drugs based on human rights and public health principles – not “drug legalization” and the need to “protect our children – end prohibition now”. See the document “questions, answers and soundbytes at www.markhaden.com)
• Find good books and recommend them to your local library.
• Give research information on the failures of drug prohibition to students and encourage them to write papers on this topic.
• Join email list-serves where you get regular information about what is happening.
• Make distribution lists and then tweet, facebook, email and spam others with the information.
• Start a web site where you share information.
• Develop an information brochure and hand this out widely.
• Come out of the closet – take about your own experiences.

Promoting Discussion
• Hold events which support open public discussions – invite speakers to share their ideas. Invite the media to attend and participate where possible. Be prepared for lots of tears when people speak as prohibition is the source of a lot of pain and suffering in many people’s lives. 
• Show up to existing drug policy reform events, offer your support and speak your truth.
• Ask health officials / managers why they are not speaking out about the need to promote of a health perspective to drugs and challenge the criminalization of drugs. Show them that the research shows that criminalization of drugs increases both health and social problems and remind them that they say that their approach is “evidence based”.
• Ask the police what evidence they have for supporting drug prohibition and ask them why they are not encouraging alternative approaches to reducing drug use and associated harms, as the research shows that criminalization of drug users encourages crime.
• Be honest with your children. Teach them about both the harms from drugs and the harms from drug prohibition.
• Buy or make bumper stickers, T shirts, mugs, stickers with catchy slogans and use them everywhere. 
• Stage visually dramatic events, take lots of pictures, send to the media and post on the web. Examples: Put up crosses in a park with the names of all the people who have died from illegal drugs, carry a coffin into city hall, hang a drug war dummy, have groups with logo T shirts in interesting locations.
• Call in to radio talk shows after memorizing the soundbytes of change.

Influencing politicians and leaders
• Talk to the leaders. Find people who play a leadership role in a variety of communities (e.g. faith communities, civil rights groups, health groups, citizen action groups, union leaders, aboriginal groups, etc) and share the research with them and ask them to help.
• Write a letter to a politician - “yes” this makes a difference.
• Set up a table in a public place where you have a variety of text / sentences / Q&A’s on small sheets of paper exploring a range of reasons to end drug prohibition. Ask people who walk by to write a letter, either in their own words or using the supplied text supporting the cause. Keep and copy the letters and meet with politicians and the media and give them the letters. Save the copies and repeat.
• Write letters to the media.
• Participate in online polls and sign online letters and declarations and share the links to these widely (e.g. Vienna Declaration)
• When you see an article in the news about drugs, prohibition or HIV, etc find the article online and contribute a thoughtful, compassionate response in the comments section. Assume politicians are reading what you say and present yourself as a concerned member of mainstream society who wants to reduce the damage done to our children by drug prohibition.
• Organize peaceful public demonstrations or go to existing protests. Take professional looking banners, signs to be waved, brochures and bullhorn (with new batteries). Memorize catchy chants.
• Vote for politicians who support freedom / liberty and against politicians who promote fear of others.

Be prepared to be persistent as lots of polite repetition is required.

This document is available at www.markhaden.com


MOB HANDBOOK MOTTO>>>>"Don't panic."

The MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) has struggled to have clear
decision making discussions with Lismore Council about this years
protest. The weekend has run at a substantial loss the last two years
and we tried to simplify the program for this year. Also because we
have a terrific new skatepark in the middle of the HEMP Olympix Arena
now and it is so wet we well may not be able to use Peace Park again
like last year.

We suggested the protest does not need a Development Application(DA)
and in fact police perhaps are supposed to manage traffic in a
protest. We offered to not fence Peace Park or close Sibley Street to
avoid the DA.
A DA is needed for camping at the showgrounds and that has been submitted.

We now have until this Friday to submit a DA for other activities and
traffic management plans, parking, toilets, rubbish, and a million
other things like emergency plans and signs everywhere etc. We have an
appointment to meet with Council on Thursday morning and we will
submit our DA then, with CLOG to the rescue with technical know how!

Council has had 2 meetings with Police about MardiGrass without us
which we think is very uncool. Police have objected to several of our
ideas without us even being there to discuss the issues involved. Of
course the Police are as keen on MardiGrass as the Pope is on condoms.
Insurance companies have the Council by the nuts good and tight it
seems, with the police helping them to twist!

What we want to know is who is putting in the Easter DA for Nimbin,
because there will be huge crowds, traffic jams, music on the streets
and parking dramas. But we'll have a great time and very few troubles
no doubt.


Sir Joseph Banks and the Question of Hemp Book Launch

Drew Hutton, Green historian and activist, will launch Sir Joseph Banks and the Question of Hemp by Dr John Jiggens at Avid Reader, Boundary Street, West End, on Tuesday April 24 at 6pm.

Sir Joseph Banks and the Question of Hemp examines the way the hemp question directed Britain’s colonial policy and naval strategy between 1776 and 1815, a period when Britain lost its first empire in the US and began a second empire, centred on the Pacific.

It argues that New South Wales was intended as a replacement hemp colony for the US. The convicts were a cover story. ‘The Father of Australia’ Sir Joseph Banks was a cannabis zealot, who, together with his protégé Governor Philip King, was responsible for the cultivation of tens of acres of cannabis on the banks of the Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers in the 1800s.

Although Banks was primarily interested in hemp as a fibre crop, he was also intrigued with drug cannabis or ganga. Banks was regularly sent quantities of hashish from James Matra, the British consul in Tangiers. The poet and early drug enthusiast, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, found out about Banks’ stash of hashish and got Banks to send him a quantity. Coleridge later wrote an account of his experience, which is the first recorded use of drug cannabis in England. This, of course, makes Banks the first supplier of drug cannabis in England.

If you can’t make it to the launch, ask your book shop to get Sir Joseph Banks and the Question of Hemp.

Or ask your library to get a copy of Sir Joseph Banks and the Question of Hemp.

John will be attending MardiGrass this year to promote his book. Meet him there!


MULLAWAYS MEDICAL CANNABIS PTY LTD

PRESS RELEASE 15th March 2012

NSW POLICE SEIZE MEDICINE

The NSW Police have hit a new low by descending in an expensive tax-payer-funded operation with a police chopper and confiscated the medical cannabis crop needed to make Mullaways Medical Cannabis Tincture. The medical cannabis crop was a strain of cannabis specifically bred by Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd to be extracted into a medical tincture. Each medical cannabis plant was labelled for specific patients. Through the confiscation of this medical cannabis crop, the NSW Police have deprived many Australians their medicine. It is a form of discrimination against sufferers of chronic illness and pain whom need this medicine – Medical Cannabis.

300 plus chronically ill and dying patients will now be deprived of this indispensible medicine used for the relief of pain and suffering

Many of the patients have been using Mullaways Medical Cannabis Tincture for years and have letters of support from their doctors to use the tincture. Mullaways is the only company in Australia providing medical cannabis. The only other avenue for patients to access medical cannabis is through the Commonwealth Government's Special Access Scheme. This is a long and expensive process as this product is required to be imported from an overseas medical cannabis company and many patients are unable to afford it as it is unavailable on the PBS.

Tony Bower, Managing Director of Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd, says he has maintained clear accountability and transparency in his business. Both State and Federal Governments have been fully aware of Mullaways Medical Cannabis operations for years.

Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd has been open and forthright with all parties, especially the Government. Tony has complied with all government requirements for the past three years to get his company up and running and to get this medicine to the dying and chronically ill people who need it free of charge. Federally approved, where is the Federal intervention?

Director of Mullaways Mr Tony Bower says, “My culture does not allow me to refuse help to people who ask for it and where I know I can help, as it is, and surely should be, in any civilised culture. I could not have been any more honest and open about what I am doing. I know that I can help and even heal people with my medicine, a medicine that doesn't get people stoned. Almost half of Americans now have access to legal medical cannabis now. We need to urgently address the issue here in Australia.”

Tony Bower said “I have worked tirelessly to try to please people in government but continue to be treated with disrespect. The patients need their medicine daily. Does the NSW Department of Health have a plan for the dying and chronically ill medical cannabis patients in this part of country?”

Anthony D Bower, Director & Founder Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd. http://www.mullawaysmedicalcannabis.com.au/

 

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The Obama Visit

Some Wars are more important than others.....


Granny Storm Crow's July 2011 List, with an important message....

2011

2011 HEMP Olympix Results:

Growers Iron Man:

1st - Luca (Italy) - 31 seconds
2nd - Clemont (France) - 33 seconds
3rd - Ollie (France) - 37 seconds


Growers Iron Woman:

1st - Karen (Sunshine Coast) - 51.06 seconds
2nd - Hannah (Sunshine Coast) - 51.45 seconds,
3rd - Sarah (Aratula) - 55.23 seconds


Mens Bongthrow:

1st - Hayden (Bongchucka Heads)
2nd - Garry ( Nimbin)
3rd - Luke (Caboolture)


Womens Bongthrow:

1st - Rachael (Ipswich)
2nd - Sallie (Nimbin)
3rd - Lisa (Dublin)

Joint Rolling:

Speed Roll:

1st - David (France) - 24 seconds
2nd - Bob the Joint Builder
3rd - Sally (Nimbin)

Blindfold:

1st - Bob the Joint Builder - 53 seconds
2nd - David (France)
3rd - Sarah (Aratula)

Adverse Conditions:

1st - Raphael (France) - 36 seconds
2nd - Bob the Joint Builder
3rd - Selina (Brisbane)

Artistic Roll:

1st - Tobias (Germany) - "Orchestral Triangle with Striker"
2nd - Sarah (Aratula) - "Tulip"
3rd - Bob the Builer - "Prince William" & Sally (Nimbin) - "Kate Middleton" - a Joint Effort.


A New Perspective for people opposed to ending Prohibition. By WGH.

Imagine if you will, that you are eating a nice meal and drinking the best red wine in your collection, or maybe just an medium priced bottle of good Aussie wine. In front of you is the newspaper you picked up on the way home and suddenly with disbelief you read the headline on the front page, “Alcohol Prohibition Now a Certainty, New Laws Passed!”

You read it again and look at the wine bottle on the table. This is the first you have heard, but for weeks now, the new government has talked constantly about the need to tackle the huge social cost of this legal nightmare drug, alcohol. Violent crime in the city is up nearly three hundred percent, alcohol related health costs are soaring as the population ages, and the number of chronic alcoholics has reached epidemic proportions.

“We had to do something drastic” claims the minister of health, a newly elected Christian anti drug campaigner and active member of the Drug Free Australia organization. 
You read on, “During a tumultuous parliamentary session lasting all night, the bill to add alcohol to the list of already illegal drugs, such as cannabis and heroin, has passed with a very narrow majority through both houses of parliament”. “Production and consumption of alcohol will now be a criminal offense with possession of up to a litre (in any form) punishable by a maximum of a two thousand dollar fine, or two years in prison”.

After your disbelief settles, you get angry, “How dare they do this!” you think and “screw them, I will make my own wine and beer and they can go to hell!”. You are not alone, Many, otherwise law abiding citizens, make the same decision to use the drug of their choice. After all, what right has the government to tell us what we can and can't put in our own bodies? Lots of legal rights, as it turns out. You feel it is a little like the censorship of your thoughts, and you would be right. It turns out there are millions of fellow Australians who are willing to break this ridiculous law in the privacy of their own homes. Most think, “they can't lock us all up”. What you soon realize though, is that the law enforcers, at the behest of the government, are prepared to violently invade your home and your basic civil liberties, to search for this newly added contraband.

One year into total prohibition and now the zealots have added tobacco to the list of prohibited products. Taxes have risen markedly to cover the black hole created by the loss of tax revenue. There has been a huge increase in spending on law enforcement and the prison budget has blown out by billions, with fifteen new private prisons planed to house the nearly four million expected inmates. There are now thousands of people, who the previously legal industry employed, out of work. Some get new jobs, others have joined the ever growing black market entrepreneurs, to supply a huge number of illegal drinkers.

This large black market industry of very unsavory types controls every aspect of the supply of alcohol and other drugs, except that is, the safety of it's users. They don't ask our kids for ID, they don't care as long as they have the money for the product. Prohibition supporters are now claiming a link between alcohol and harder drugs such as heroin. The so called “gateway drug” status is now associated with alcohol. Over seventy percent of all prisoners, are now inside for a drug, alcohol, or tobacco related crime, at a cost of $65,000 per prisoner, per year. Some members of the public are pushing to have the law changed, but powerful vested interests, are now lobbying the government to retain the status quo.

Police remain stretched to the limit. Rapes, murders and burglaries go unsolved as priority is given to “drug crimes” because the tables laden with cash and contraband look so much more glamorous in the media. The drug lords of the black market now just sit back and watch the “tax free” dollars flow in like a river in full flood. They now have no other means of settling disputes over territory so violent turf wars are a regular occurrence in the streets.

You have also decided not to deal with street dealers. You are prepared to take a greater legal risk to do so by using your shed to produce beer or grow tobacco for your own use. You also install a carbon exhaust filter system to clean the smell from the air, to reduce the risk of your neigbours reporting you to the police. You still buy illegally distilled spirits from street dealers, risking possible blindness from high levels of wood alcohol. You feel a little paranoid whilst watching news reports each night showing raids by heavily armed SWAT teams on suburban homes suspected of producing alcohol or growing tobacco illegally. You think “I could be next”. 
Each day, normal people from all walks of life - teachers, police, lawyers and doctors, are arrested. In many cases they become unemployed because the criminal record for “drug production” never really goes away - it is a actually a life sentence. These newly created criminals also find out when they go to travel that many countries refuse them a visa based on their criminal record. Those who can't find work further burden tax payers through welfare payments.

As the penalties increase over the next twenty years, due to lack of impact, or any real reduction in “alcohol crime”, drinkers and smokers become more and more cautious and scared to speak out.Politicians are now afraid to suggest bringing an end to prohibition for fear of being labeled “soft on alcohol”. Action groups are forming all over the Internet, claiming this law has to change and the issue treated as a health problem - not a criminal one, but this cry falls on deaf ears.

There is a major annual festival in the former wine growing district of the Hunter Valley to draw attention to the heavy handed approach by the Police and lack of evidence behind this failed and costly policy. Helicopters circle the area for months each year, searching for clandestine grape crops hidden in state forests, or grown hydroponically under lights in many suburban homes.

The recently elected Prime minister admits to “having a few drinks” at university and no one bats an eye, I mean, who cares, everybody does it, don't they? Just don't get caught.

ooOoo

Entirely fictitious, the above scenario sounds quite ridiculous and far fetched by today's standards. It is however, the very real and unjust situation many of the world's millions of cannabis users live with every day of their lives, and have done for the past forty or fifty years, simply for choosing to use a drug now well known to be much safer than alcohol or tobacco, but unfortunately illegal and considered a serious criminal offense. In the USA today, a cannabis user is arrested every thirty seven seconds, think about that for a minute.

The penalties cannabis users and small time growers face do far more harm than the drug itself. Self righteous anti drug campaigners would rather see thousands of people's lives and families destroyed by overly draconian penalties maintaining a failed and costly policy, for doing nothing more than getting a little high in the privacy of their own homes.

Welcome to the evils and the nightmare that is cannabis prohibition.



2010

2010 HEMP Olympix Winners

Women's BongThrow:

1. Rachael - Ipswich - 43.8 metres
2. Liddie - Bong Chucker Heads - 37.6 metres
3. Emma - Bong Chucker Heads - 35.1 metres

Men's Bong Throw:

1. Brendan - Bong Chucker Heads - 51.5 metres
2. Zac - Newcastle - 51.3 metres
3. Voss - Sydney - 46.6

Men's Iron Grower/Person:

1. Scott - Sydney - 1minute 14 seconds
2. Ghost - Coast - 1 minute 17 seconds
3. Mark - Tasmania - 1 minute 19 seconds

Women's Iron Grower/Person:

1. Andrea - Victoria - 1 minute 31 seconds
2. Jakira - Nimbin - 1 minute 35 seconds
3. Rachael - Ipswich - 1 minute 44 seconds

Joint Roll - Speed:

1. Bob the Builder - Australia - 25 seconds
2. Sally - Nimbin
3. Matt - France

Joint Roll - Blind:

1. Bob the Builder - Australia - 44 seconds
2. Matt - France - 1 minute 14 seconds
3. Sally - Nimbin - 1 minute 15 seconds

Joint Roll - Adverse Conditions:

1. Bob the Builder - Australia - 31 seconds
2. Sally - Nimbin
3. Ash - Sunshine Coast

Joint Roll - Artistic:

1. Matt - France
2. Bob the Joint Builder 
3. Groover - Sydney

 

Saturday, 4:20, Million Man Marihuana March.


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The winds of change blowing on cannabis law reform

Global cannabis prohibition dates from a League of Nations meeting in Geneva 
in 1924. The arguments put up at that meeting made no scientific sense but 
were accepted by the delegates. Australia was represented at the meeting so 
the Commonwealth then wrote to the states advising that cannabis should be 
prohibited. NSW wrote back saying that the drug was not known in this state 
but if the Commonwealth wanted NSW to prohibit the drug, then NSW would 
comply. More than three score and ten years later we still prohibit 
cannabis. But an edifice built on sand is slowly getting unstable.

It is hard to keep the same attitudes to cannabis prohibition when Obama and 
the two previous US Presidents are known to have smoked cannabis. Perhaps 
cannabis is a gateway drug after all * the drug that young Americans have to 
try if they want to become President of the USA.

Public opinion on cannabis prohibition is changing rapidly in the USA. In 
1969, the national Gallup poll recorded 84% opposition and 12% support for 
the question ‘do you support the legalization of marihuana?’ But in 2009, 
opposition had dropped to 54% while support had increased to 44%. At this 
rate of change, supporters will outnumber opponents within a few years. In 
several other national US public opinion polls, supporters already outnumber 
opponents. Medical marihuana is already legal in 14 states of the USA 
(representing a sizeable proportion of the population of the country). The 
number of states starting to allow medical marihuana is steadily increasing. 
The Obama Administration is allowing state law to prevail ov er federal law 
on the question of medical marihuana. In November, the citizens of 
California (and possibly some other states) will vote to decide whether or 
not cannabis can be taxed and regulated. The global financial crisis has 
bankrupted several states (including California). Taxing cannabis provides a 
new revenue stream while abandoning prohibition promises to cut law 
enforcement costs. The need to increase government revenue while cutting 
expenditure is likely to grow in other countries, including Australia.

In Europe, several countries have either directed police to not enforce laws 
against personal possession of drugs including cannabis (the Netherlands, 
Germany) or removed legal sanctions against personal possession (Portugal, 
Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic). Similar developments have occurred in 
half a dozen South American countries.

Attitudes to medicinal cannabis are also starting to more closely reflect 
the scientific evidence in a growing number of countries. The evidence for 
benefit keeps growing. It is scandalous that Australian men and women in 
2010 continue to suffer from symptoms that could be made less unpleasant 
with cannabis.

The proportion of Australians consuming cannabis is among the highest in the 
world. But in Australia the health damage from tobacco is 40 times greater 
than cannabis, alcohol is eleven times greater than cannabis and all illicit 
drugs is ten times greater than cannabis. Concerns about possible mental 
health problems in people smoking cannabis are discussed a great deal in 
Australia and the UK. There is still no evidence (or even arguments) to 
suggest that these possible health complications are decreased while demand 
is largely supplied by criminals and corrupt police.

The debate on cannabis law reform in Australia is now way behind the debate 
occurring in other developed countries. It’s high time (no pun intended) we 
started asking whether prosecuting minor cannabis offences is an appropriate 
use of scare law enforcement resources in 2010, or whether we would be 
better off treating cannabis more like alcohol and tobacco * and therefore 
taxing and regulating it. many senior police now favour a more rational 
response to cannabis.

The safest way to use cannabis is not to use it at all. But if you are going 
to use it, please follow the Nimbin Health and Medical Research Council 
(NHMRC) guidelines on safer use.

Let’s work together to achieve the taxation and regulation of cannabis and 
its medicinal use to ease suffering.

Dr Alex Wodak,
President,
Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation

Ganja faeries have started meeting each Tuesday at 5.30pm at the market stage. All welcome


"Drug Lords" vs "Drug Czars": Cut the ground out from under both of them!

Prohibition is a sickening horror and the ocean of incompetence, corruption and human wreckage it has left in its wake is almost endless. 

Prohibition has decimated generations and criminalized millions for a behavior which is entwined in human existence.

Based on the unalterable proviso that drug use is essentially an unstoppable and ongoing human behavior which has been with us since the dawn of time, any serious reading on the subject of past attempts at any form of drug prohibition would point most sensible people in the direction of sensible regulation. 

By its very nature prohibition cannot fail but create a vast increase in criminal activity, and rather than preventing society from descending into anarchy, it actually fosters an anarchic business model - the international Drug Trade. Any decisions concerning quality, quantity, distribution and availability are then left in the hands of unregulated, anonymous, possibly ruthless drug dealers, who are interested only in the profits involved. 

Many of us have now finally wised up to the fact that the best avenue towards realistically dealing with drug use and addiction is through proper regulation, which is what we already do with alcohol & tobacco --two of our most dangerous mood altering substances, the two with the most deaths caused. But unfortunately policy is dominated by those who will no doubt remain sorely upset with any type of solution that does not seem to lead to the absurd and unattainable utopia of a drug free society. 

There is an irrefutable connection between drug prohibition and the crime, corruption, disease and deaths caused. If you are not capable of understanding this connection, then maybe you're using something far stronger than the rest of us. Anybody 'halfway bright' and who's not psychologically challenged, should be capable of understanding, that it is not simply the demand for drugs that creates the mayhem; it is our refusal to allow legal businesses to meet that demand. 

No amount of money, police powers, weaponry, diminution of rights and liberties, wishful thinking or pseudo-science will make our streets safer; only an end to prohibition can do that. How much longer are you willing to foolishly risk your own survival by continuing to ignore the obvious, historically confirmed solution? 

If you still support the kool aid mass suicide cult of prohibition, and erroneously believe that you can win a war without logic and practical solutions, then prepare yourself for even more death, corruption, terrorism, sickness, imprisonment, unemployment, foreclosed homes, and the complete loss of the rule of law and human rights. 

"A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." (Abraham Lincoln)

The only thing prohibition successfully does is prohibit regulation and taxation while turning even our schools and prisons into black markets for drugs. Regulation would mean the opposite!

From: Malcolm Kyle


 

Hello Australia and the fine folks at Nimbin Hemp Embassy

Greetings from Canada’s 2nd Annual Treating Yourself Expo!

Treating Yourself magazine is excited to host the upcoming 2nd annual Treating Yourself Expo in June of 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We want you to be a part of it. Mark June 3rd - 5th, 2011 on your calendar and join patients, their friends and loved ones, professionals, distributors, manufacturers from the Alternative Medicine , Hemp , and the Medical Cannabis industries from across North America, Europe and other parts of the World. Showcase, demonstrate, educate you about their products.

Counting patients, vendors, medical and professionals from the alternative medicine and hemp industries among it’s expected attendance of 20,000+. Treating Yourself Magazine’s 2nd annual Expo promises to be a world stage like no other seen before in Canada, offering three days of networking, learning, advertising, and vending in an interactive, inclusive environment.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event!

Treating Yourself .Com was founded in May 2002 by Marco Renda. In 2005 we started our publication and is now distributed in countries world-wide, Treating Yourself is a journal written for patients, by patients. Our mission is to build awareness, generate interest, educate and provide our readers (which include medical cannabis, alternative medicine users, members of the hemp community, their caregivers, professionals in this and related industries) with conscientious, ethical, and reliable information to assist them with the management of their wide and varied health needs and provide them with access to safe and reliable products.

To help us achieve this goal, the 2011 Expo will be hosting a series of workshops, seminars, documentaries and short films on subjects like alternative medicine , medical cannabis, activism, security and safety, nutrition, hemp, cooking, and more.

This one-of-a-kind event will also have a government-approved 4000 square foot vapor lounge to accommodate medical cannabis patients who can feel comfortable and relaxed medicating. While there is absolutely no selling or distributing of cannabis permitted at the Expo, we encourage patients to bring their own medicine along with them, as vaporizers of all makes and models will be available for use. These include, but are not limited to the HerbalAire, and the De-Verdamper. Our hope is to give patients an opportunity to determine which type is most suitable for their individual needs.

Go to our event website for more information or to purchase tickets. 
http://www.treatingyourselfexpo.com/

Take Care and Peace
Marco Renda
Federal Exemptee
Publisher
Treating Yourself
The Alternative Medicine Journal


 

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Welcome.My name is Chris Spivey. I am a registered Tattoo Artist & Body Piercer from Rochford in the county of Essex, UK. I am also a Features Writer for the Sovereign Independent Newspaper.I have an IQ of 127 and have nearly finished writing a book which is a spoof based on the rise to fame of the Sex Pistols.I firmly believe that everyone is equal and as such treat everyone with respect. However respect is a two way street so i expect to be treated with respect in return.I dont drink, which i suppose makes me boring to some peoples way of thinking.To that, i say im confident and brave enough not to need to hide behind alcohol and believe me ‘drunk’ isnt a good look by anyones standards.
 
 


 
 
 
Picture: Chris & his daughter Stacey
 

Welcome, one and all.

 
About Christopher Spivey

My name is Christopher Spivey. I am a registered Tattoo Artist & Body Piercer. I was also a Features Writer for the Sovereign Independent Newspaper (The biggest independent publication in Southern Ireland). I say ‘was’ a features writer because I now write exclusively for this site.
This site was set up for me by my good friend & web programmer, Carl Holbrough. Carl, who also sponsors and maintains this site is a computer genius and you can find his contact details on the home page (CCS Rochford). When he first set up this site, I had no idea that he was doing so. He did it, he says, because having read my stuff, he believed that I had something worthwhile to say.
 Without a doubt, what I do say Isn’t liked by the Security Services(SS). There is no question what-so-ever, that the SS are monitoring me. Certainly, they will have been from my time with the Sovereign Independent Newspaper. How do I know? Well the Sov Ind was at one point, the focus of the American SS. Since I was writing for the newspaper at the time and under my own name to boot, it is only logical that the American SS would share this info with their UK counterparts.
Moreover, when the site was first set up Carl found the site had been hacked… Hackers cause mischief, these people were just looking around. More tellingly was that someone(the SS) tried to sabotage this site last month. Carl said to me that; out of all the 100′s of websites that he has under his CCSRochford domain, this was the only site to crash. Furthermore, he has never had a site crash more spectacularly than this one. It certainly took 6hrs to get us up and running again. So if the ‘powers that be’ hate what I have to say so much, then you can only conclude that the contents are accurate.
I can promise you that a great deal of research goes into the writing of my articles to ensure that they are factually correct. Because of that fact, along with me trying to earn a living, I am not able to write an article a week like some websites churn out. Then again, some of these website do more harm than good to the ’cause’ by publishing articles which are founded purely on rumour.
Therefore, in order to keep the site interesting, I publish on a daily basis, news stories and articles written by others. However, I personally check that all the material published on this site is authentic. Put another way; if it’s on here, it’s true.
As for the articles that I have written, some have been picked up and translated into Spanish. Others have been picked up and published by the American alternative media and I have also been republished by the very well respected website ‘Before its news’.
I am happy to say that in the 8months that the site has been up and running the viewing figures continue to rise.
So, who am I? The easy answer to that is no one special. I’m your average Joe, who works hard to ‘get by’. And that’s where my problem lies because like millions more on this planet, I shouldn’t have to work my ass off just to ‘get by’. Indeed, it doesn’t have to be this way. Every single one of us could have a better life, if we but knew it.
The reason we don’t is because we live in a world that is an illusion… An act. The orchestrator’s of this illusion are the so called ‘One Percenters’. That is to say, the 1% of the worlds population who control the other 99% of us by Stealth, Fear, Corruption, Bribery & Blackmail. Get rid of this 1% and we can all enjoy life as it should be. Without these evil parasites, living off our misery there would be no wars, no starving and no homelessness.
And this is where I differ from many of you. I am not prepared to sit back and just exist, when I know that it does not have to be like that. We are all one, regardless of the colour of our skin, our beliefs and our sexual orientation. Together, we have more power than you would ever believe possible. The One Percenters are well aware of this fact. To combat the threat that we are as a whole, they keep us divided via religion, skin colour, mistrust and sexual orientation.
Wars are purposely started to further the agenda. We are led to believe that fighting for your country is an honour… “You will be a Hero, my son”. There is no honour in killing. A real hero is someone who refuses to kill someone else just because they were ordered too. We here in the UK and The USA are not at war with Afghanistan or Iraq. We are invaders, Uninvited and Unwanted. They were absolutely no threat to our countries what so ever.
It is easy to prevent war, there are three ways. The 1st is through communication. The 2nd is by all armed personnel refusing to kill anyone and the 3rd which is my Personal favourite; All those who take a country to war should be made to fight on the front line. The latter is a sure fire way to peace.
Under the rule of the 1% we are slaves. Love, Harmony, Understanding and Mutual Respect are the keys to free us from these chains. Apathy will lead to our demise. There are many, many dark clouds on the horizon, all of them purposely designed to reduce our numbers. The question is: Are you going to sit by and allow your downfall, or are you going to stand up and be counted? Personally, I will be no one’s slave.
 
Chris Spivey (Bio)
 

 
Picture: Chris & his daughter Stacey
I live and work in Rochford, Essex, an historical little town in the South East UK. I have an IQ of 127 and have a passion for writing. I have in fact nearly finished writing a book which is a spoof based on the rise to fame of the Sex Pistols entitled ‘Never mind the Sex Pistols, heres the bollocks’. You can read this book exclusively on this website
I firmly believe that everyone is equal and as such I treat everyone with respect. However respect is a two way street so I expect to be treated with respect in return.
I dont drink, which I suppose makes me boring to some peoples way of thinking. To that, I say I am confident and brave enough not to need to hide behind alcohol… believe me ‘drunk’ isnt a good look by anyones standards.
On the other hand I do smoke quite a lot, but hey we all have our vices. Im very easy to talk to but if you ask for my opinion im going to tell you the truth regardless of whether its what you want to hear or not.
If i could have one wish it would be that i could stay forever young…
My home town of Rochford is very near to Southend on Sea. Southend is a typical English ‘kiss me quick’ seaside town. I share my home with my 16yr old daughter, Stacey who I have brought up alone since she was 6 months old. She is a good kid whos life hasn’t been easy what with the lack of a Mother and me working funny hours. To say I am proud of her is an understatement and I truly believe that she has a bright future as she is a very talented dancer.
I also have two Rottwiellers, Jasper who is 10 years old & Jessica who is 4. I love my Dogs to bits. They are litterally my best friends. I cannot understand people who Don’t like dogs and  in my experience those who don’t are the kind of people that I have least in common with.
I worry constantly about Jasper now that he’s getting old. I have had him since he was 6wks old & he’s been with me through some tough times. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog and I will be absolutely devastated when his time is up.
Jessica, on the other hand was like myself, born naughty. That said, you should never make the mistake of associating ‘ Naughty’ with ‘Bad’. They are two totally separate things with very different meanings. She is a very loving Dog and is begining to calm down, but boy did she try my patience when she was a pup. That said, I wouldn’t get rid of her for all the tea in China.
I have always been suspicious of those people ‘acting in my best interests’. Nine out of Ten times, they most certainly are not. However, up until September 11th 2001 I was content to go along with the status quo. Following the attacks of 9/11, I was forced to question everything that I had learned up until that point. The more I researched, the more I came to realise that we have all been sold a lifetime of lies.
I now know, beyond a shadow of all doubt that my suspicions of those acting in my best interests were well founded.
The world today is a very dangerous place indeed. I can promise you that those in Government are not acting for our benefit. They seek to do us harm. Fortunately we are many, they are few. Together we can take back our freedom and all enjoy life as it should be. No one should have to live without food, water and shelter. No one should have to live in fear. The way to a better life is through peace, love and mutual respect for your fellow man. In the words of the song, United we stand, Divided we fall.
With this in mind, I welcome you all….
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Updated with Brian Gerrish Video…Savile, Ken Clarke & The Queen Mother: Is the Establishment about to come crashing down?

By Chris Spivey – ccs-rochford.co.uk -
 

Updated with Brian Gerrish Video…Savile, Ken Clarke & The Queen Mother: Is the Establishment about to come crashing down?

By Chris Spivey – ccs-rochford.co.uk -

UPDATED 26/10/12… Link to Youtube video of Brian Gerrish talking to Alex Jones  about a Powerful Paedophile Ring Linked to Parliament : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZcxDaXWHaGo#!

Slowly but surely the dots are beginning to connect which tie Savile in with the government and the royal family… Is the Establishment about to come crashing down?

In this article:
  • Rupert Murdoch cares only for his business interests and not a jot for sexually abused children.
  • Esther Rantzen, Spokeswoman for child-line stood by and did nothing while a 15 yr old boy was given drink  and drugs and targeted by big name paedophiles.
  • Top Tory MP Ken Clarke and Paedophile Government Lobbyist are accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’, towards a child star.
  • The Queen Mother is accused of sexually abusing a little girl.
  • Ex IMF boss and known Sex pest Dominique Strauss-Kahn is accused of being a major player in a Massive European, Government Paedophile Ring
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SPOT THE PAEDOPHILES
Published below my Narrative is a report taken from the Daily Express. The report is in regard to an interview with former child star Ben Fellows and his claim that the BBC as well as other TV stations and the Theatre world are rife with Paedophiles… The article below however does not go into the full details that were made available to them.
The original article in its entirety has been withdrawn and censored because Ben had named  TV Stars and Politicians, still active today whose conduct towards children, especially boys, is not shall we say…  How it should be. I believe the article was deliberately censored probably on the orders of the British Government although reliable reports on this are sketchy right now.
You will also see in the Express article, mention of their exclusive interview with Esther Rantzen that the paper ran the day before.
Now, below the Express article is a copy of another article which is published on  The ‘alternative news’ website, ‘Before its news’. The article is also written by Ben Fellows in which he is talking about an interview that he gave to the Times. In this article you will see that Ben describes a party he went to when he was 15 at which he was given drugs. Also at the party was someone famous who supposedly has kids best interests at heart yet stood by and watched Ben being given these drugs. The woman he describes can only be Esther Rantzen. Therefore, it would have been a conflict of interest for the Express to reveal that information.
I also believe that the article on the Before its News website, had either left in the name of a TV star or the names of three Prominent Politicians whom Ben named in the Times interview. However, as you will see, ‘Before Its News’ has now also been ordered by the government to Censor the article.
With regard to the Times Newspaper who conducted an interview with Ben; they apparently told him that they intended to run the interview in its entirety. However, one of the actors named in that interview is now appearing on SKY TV, who apparently have a lot invested in him. Since the Times and Sky are both owned by Rupert Murdoch, to name the star would be a conflict of interest . In the end, the Times pulled the interview altogether, although I understand a very heavily censored and watered down version may be in today’s or tomorrows edition.
So, what we basically have is the media and politicians covering up for Paedophiles, in order to protect their ‘interests’. I have been saying all along that these Paedophiles names are already known – no investigation needed really. I have also said that the ‘powers that be’  are intentionally keeping the attention focused on Savile and the BBC, in order to keep peoples eyes off where the real Paedophiles are, namely the Government and the Royal family.
Never the less, this news is slowly getting out as you are about to see. Below the Before its News article  is another article written by Ben Fellows which is published on The Sovereign Independent website. Although the Sky TV star is not named in this article, the 3 Politicians are, the most prominent of whom is Kenneth Clarke. Interestingly enough Clarke is supposedly the man who sanctioned the Broadmoor Board of Directors to be sacked, a move that enabled Jimmy Savile to get the keys to the door, so to speak.
Also named with Clarke is the Government Lobbyist Ian Greer. Now either this is an awful coincidence or the dots are beginning to connect because I named Ian Greer as being deeply embroiled in paedophilia in an article I published on here 3 weeks ago  http://www.ccs-rochford.co.uk/spivey/?p=6251
Below the Sovereign Independent article is a You Tube link to the Ben Fellows radio show. On that show Dominique Strauss-Kahn the ex IMF chief is named as being at the head of a European Paedophile ring. The vile little man has long been known as a sex pest.
Below that is another You tube video link to a Bill Maloney video. In it Maloney takes to a microphone and loudly announces that he can testify that the Queen Mother was a Paedophile who sexually abused little girls. This of course all ties in with what I say in my article Monsters Inc :http://www.ccs-rochford.co.uk/spivey/?p=3786
Below that… Nah, I’m only joking… Only the Government could go that low. I wonder if I will get a Government Warning.
Until that time, happy reading.
Chris.
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The Daily Express

A FORMER child actor revealed how he “ran a gauntlet of paedophiles” at the BBC, claiming the entertainment industry was rife with sex abuse.
Ben Fellows, who appeared in Eastenders, The Bill and Starlight Express before becoming an award-winning filmmaker, spoke last night about how he was preyed upon by actors, directors and producers. Mr Fellows’s testimony will pile more pressure on the BBC in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal.He said: “Once I’d entered the entertainment industry proper I ran a gauntlet of paedophiles – both at the BBC and other television production companies and also in theatres, as well as commercial photo shoots.“In fact, almost every production I was involved with I was targeted in some way or another.”Mr Fellows, 38, who trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, claims that as a teenager he was asked totake his top off and pose for photographs before being propositioned by men and women “all the time”.On one occasion, he claims, he was chased around a dressing room by a naked actor at the Theatre Royal in London’s West End. Mr Fellows’s graphic account of life as an aspiring actor is the latest in a series of revelations to emerge after 60 women alleged Savile had raped or indecently assaulted them – some in the late DJ’s BBC dressing room.The BBC’s director-general George Entwistle has promised an independent investigation into practices at thecorporation in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.However, Mr Fellows’s account of life as a child star appears to indicate that predatory behaviour was commonplace far more recently.He said: “The truth is there are paedophiles everywhere in the entertainment industry.”Last night children’s campaigner Esther Rantzen received support from Mark Wood, chairman of trustees for NSPCC and ChildLine, after it was claimed she was told about Jimmy Savile 18 years ago but failed to act.Yesterday the Daily Express published an exclusive interview with Ms Rantzen in which she said the Savile sex scandal could undermine her “life’s work” protecting children.Mr Wood said: “Very few people have done so much for vulnerable children. In my view she is irreplaceable.”—————————————————————————————————————–

Before its News

(Editor’s Note: Beforeitsnews.com has received a defamation claim from the Cabinet Office in reference to an individual involved and has removed a photo and comments related to him)

Jimmy Savile was nothing compared to what’s going on now…it’s the tip of the iceberg!

Rupert Murdoch
 
“The Times wanted names of BBC paedophiles but not the ones I gave them!” – Ben Fellows
The Jimmy Savile paedophile ring at the centre of the BBC has taken an interesting twist this week as this journalist has come to realise that accusations of child abuse and paedophilia only extend to the deceased. If you’re a living, breathing human being in the entertainment industry mainstream media won’t expose you. If you are a paedophile or child abuser in the entertainment industry and are famous or powerful you can breath a sigh of relief – you won’t be exposed, at least not by the Murdoch empire.
 
Ben Fellows guest on BBC News 24
Ben Fellows guest on BBC News 24
It all started when I was contacted by Ruth Lewy from The Times newspaper on October 16th 2012. She wanted me to do an exclusive interview about my experiences as a child actor when I had run the gauntlet of paedophiles in the entertainment industry. She wanted to give this a great showing” but she would also“want to be the only people you speak to until it appears in print this weekend.” All I asked for in return for giving The Times an exclusive was that the story would definitely run. She agreed to the terms and said that senior Times journalist Jack Malvern would interview me and a photographer would take some pictures of me for the article, which would appear on Saturday the 20thOctober 2012. So we arranged a time and a place to meet.
 
Jack Malvern a tall, balding ex-public school boy complete with the uniform of his generation was late to the meeting. When he did eventually arrive he had to go shopping for a new pad! When he did eventually arrive proper, he sat down in front of me at the Novotel in Greenwich and asked me specifically to name names of people who, I alleged, were suspected paedophiles or had abused me in some way while I was a minor.
For the next two hours I sat in the Novotel being interviewed intensely and having only one cup of tea. The deal was that I was happy to name alleged paedophiles and child abusers in the wider industry, based on my own experiences but the story had to run.
What was good about the article, I thought, was that The Times were going to be brave and publish the names of actual living breathing people, rather than dead people like Jimmy Savile or Wilfred Brambell. Famous and powerful people who could argue back, perhaps call me a liar or fantasist in an attempt to clear their name.
 

I named a senior female BBC Producer

 
I talked about a senior female BBC producer who likes to have sex with teenagers. Or I should say have sex with me when I was a teenager.  I continued with a long list of names of extremely well known actors, casting directors, producers, directors, writers and executives who had all abused me or attempted to abuse me sexually while I was a child actor.
I explained to Jack Malvern of The Times, that I only ever had sexual relations with women however that didn’t stop predatory gay men from attempting to get into my pants. As a child actor you are not responsible for your actions, you’re naïve, vulnerable and quite frankly an idiot, well I was. So, saying no when powerful industry people are telling you to take drugs with the implication that if you don’t – you won’t be hanging around for long, is highly unlikely. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book and works really on children, now add sex, money and power into the mix and you’re lucky if you don’t spend life after being a child actor in rehab and therapy – of course some do.
 
 
Ben Fellows aged 15 with his mom
 
So, from the age of 15 I was a regular at Stringfellows, Cafe De Paris and The Atlantic Bar and Grill. I attended many celebrities parties and private functions.
One party was in a house in the New Forest and I must have been around sixteen at the time. At the party was a certain founder of a child protection telephone charity. I was given drugs, alcohol and was propositioned by men and women all night until I ended up passed out in the garden. I eventually got a cab back to my digs in a terrible state. You’d think that for someone who is known for their charitable works protecting children she might insist that this party was for adults only and make me go home or at least keep an eye on me and stop me from drinking – recognising the fact that I looked and was very young. (Esther Rantzen then – Spivey)
For consenting adults there is nothing wrong with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. However, I was a teenager and was being introduced to a very murky world by so called “respectable” industry figures and celebrities.
Now, none of my story seemed to be a problem for Jack Malvern when he interviewed me, he was happy to publish what I said. After the interview I even checked to see if he was happy with what I said. The only issue was that later in the day he wanted to interview my mother about an incident when I was called into a casting for a major drinks company. I gave him my mother’s telephone number, he left two messages which she ignored as she didn’t want to talk to him. My mother never agreed to talk to Jack Malvern which is what I told him when I later informed him that she didn’t want to be interviewed as she’s a very private person and it was her choice. Jack Malvern didn’t seem to think it was an issue and left me with the impression that the article would run as planned on Saturday 20th October 2012.
Of course printed here are just a few stories of the many that I told him. He’d asked for names and I’d given them to him with details only one who was there would know. He even empathised at one point and told me that my story rang true for him as he’d experienced similar problems with predatory gay men when he was a young journalist or so he told me.
 
 
Little did I know that the next BBC person I named was the one that would stop the article from coming out. The person who I am referring to shall remain nameless in this article, however they are a new star of Sky Television.  It seems that Sky have a lot invested in this person and like the BBC stopping the Jimmy Savile Newsnight programme Murdoch et al. have withdrawn an explosive article in The Times that threatened to reveal a far seedier side of their new star than they would like. Drug taking, inappropriate sexual behaviour and child abuse isn’t something the Murdoch empire want revealed.
Now, Jack Malvern of The Times may say that I’m an unreliable person or that they couldn’t corroborate the accusations I was making. But isn’t that what child abuse is all about? There are laws preventing people from making false allegations so why would I lie. In any case they said they’d run the article either with or without the names. So, why didn’t it run? My theory is that they didn’t want to give me the platform of appearing in The Times, just in case I mentioned names at a later date.
The Murdoch empire and BBC are clearly safe havens for child abusers to operate.
A society that takes the position of not believing victims, hiding the truth and protecting abusers for their own personal gain is a sad state of affairs. It is typical of a society gone mad, set up to procure children and to protect paedophiles. In other words children’s well being comes down to simply politics. If you accuse someone of abuse and they happen to be famous or powerful then tough luck you lose. You won’t be believed, regardless of the validity of your claims by either the state or mainstream corporate media seems to be the message.
The irony is that the Murdoch empire, who has always been quick to name and shame is curiously reluctant when it comes to naming one of its own stars. It appears that the empire is only prepared to expose child abusers and paedophiles as long as it doesn’t affect its own reputation.
We’ve moved on from just phone hacking…
One of News International’s slogans on their Website is “We’re delivering more news, to more people, more often, in more ways than ever”. If the Murdoch press is willing to deny the public vital information which is in their interest to know, like exposing paedophiles and child abusers, then the question has to be – Are News International’s titles worth the paper they’re written on? Or more importantly are the Murdoch’s responsible enough to run a media empire influencing millions of people all around the world. If they’re hiding child abuse then the answer is no.
 
Savile, Ken Clarke & The Queen Mother: Is the Establishment about to come crashing down?
 

Chris Spivey

UPDATED 26/10/12… Link to Youtube video of Brian Gerrish talking to Alex Jones  about a Powerful Paedophile Ring Linked to Parliament : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZcxDaXWHaGo#!

Slowly but surely the dots are beginning to connect which tie Savile in with the government and the royal family… Is the Establishment about to come crashing down?

In this article:
  •  Rupert Murdoch cares only for his business interests and not a jot for sexually abused children.
  • Esther Rantzen, Spokeswoman for child-line stood by and did nothing while a 15 yr old boy was given drink  and drugs and targeted by big name paedophiles.
  •  Top Tory MP Ken Clarke and Paedophile Government Lobbyist are accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’, towards a child star.
  • The Queen Mother is accused of sexually abusing a little girl.
  • Ex IMF boss and known Sex pest Dominique Strauss-Kahn is accused of being a major player in a Massive European, Government Paedophile Ring
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SPOT THE PAEDOPHILES
Published below my Narrative is a report taken from the Daily Express. The report is in regard to an interview with former child star Ben Fellows and his claim that the BBC as well as other TV stations and the Theatre world are rife with Paedophiles… The article below however does not go into the full details that were made available to them.
The original article in its entirety has been withdrawn and censored because Ben had named  TV Stars and Politicians, still active today whose conduct towards children, especially boys, is not shall we say…  How it should be. I believe the article was deliberately censored probably on the orders of the British Government although reliable reports on this are sketchy right now.
You will also see in the Express article, mention of their exclusive interview with Esther Rantzen that the paper ran the day before.
Now, below the Express article is a copy of another article which is published on  The ‘alternative news’ website, ‘Before its news’. The article is also written by Ben Fellows in which he is talking about an interview that he gave to the Times. In this article you will see that Ben describes a party he went to when he was 15 at which he was given drugs. Also at the party was someone famous who supposedly has kids best interests at heart yet stood by and watched Ben being given these drugs. The woman he describes can only be Esther Rantzen. Therefore, it would have been a conflict of interest for the Express to reveal that information.
I also believe that the article on the Before its News website, had either left in the name of a TV star or the names of three Prominent Politicians whom Ben named in the Times interview. However, as you will see, ‘Before Its News’ has now also been ordered by the government to Censor the article.
With regard to the Times Newspaper who conducted an interview with Ben; they apparently told him that they intended to run the interview in its entirety. However, one of the actors named in that interview is now appearing on SKY TV, who apparently have a lot invested in him. Since the Times and Sky are both owned by Rupert Murdoch, to name the star would be a conflict of interest . In the end, the Times pulled the interview altogether, although I understand a very heavily censored and watered down version may be in today’s or tomorrows edition.
So, what we basically have is the media and politicians covering up for Paedophiles, in order to protect their ‘interests’. I have been saying all along that these Paedophiles names are already known – no investigation needed really. I have also said that the ‘powers that be’  are intentionally keeping the attention focused on Savile and the BBC, in order to keep peoples eyes off where the real Paedophiles are, namely the Government and the Royal family.
Never the less, this news is slowly getting out as you are about to see. Below the Before its News article  is another article written by Ben Fellows which is published on The Sovereign Independent website. Although the Sky TV star is not named in this article, the 3 Politicians are, the most prominent of whom is Kenneth Clarke. Interestingly enough Clarke is supposedly the man who sanctioned the Broadmoor Board of Directors to be sacked, a move that enabled Jimmy Savile to get the keys to the door, so to speak.
Also named with Clarke is the Government Lobbyist Ian Greer. Now either this is an awful coincidence or the dots are beginning to connect because I named Ian Greer as being deeply embroiled in paedophilia in an article I published on here 3 weeks ago  http://www.ccs-rochford.co.uk/spivey/?p=6251
Below the Sovereign Independent article is a You Tube link to the Ben Fellows radio show. On that show Dominique Strauss-Kahn the ex IMF chief is named as being at the head of a European Paedophile ring. The vile little man has long been known as a sex pest.
Below that is another You tube video link to a Bill Maloney video. In it Maloney takes to a microphone and loudly announces that he can testify that the Queen Mother was a Paedophile who sexually abused little girls. This of course all ties in with what I say in my article Monsters Inc :http://www.ccs-rochford.co.uk/spivey/?p=3786
Below that… Nah, I’m only joking… Only the Government could go that low. I wonder if I will get a Government Warning.
Until that time, happy reading.
Chris.
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The Daily Express

A FORMER child actor revealed how he “ran a gauntlet of paedophiles” at the BBC, claiming the entertainment industry was rife with sex abuse.
Ben Fellows, who appeared in Eastenders, The Bill and Starlight Express before becoming an award-winning
filmmaker, spoke last night about how he was preyed upon by actors, directors and producers. Mr Fellows’s testimony will pile more pressure on the BBC in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal.He said: “Once I’d entered the entertainment industry proper I ran a gauntlet of paedophiles – both at the BBC and other television production companies and also in theatres, as well as commercial photo shoots.“In fact, almost every production I was involved with I was targeted in some way or another.”Mr Fellows, 38, who trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, claims that as a teenager he was asked totake his top off and pose for photographs before being propositioned by men and women “all the time”.On one occasion, he claims, he was chased around a dressing room by a naked actor at the Theatre Royal in
London’s West End. Mr Fellows’s graphic account of life as an aspiring actor is the latest in a series of revelations
to emerge after 60 women alleged Savile had raped or indecently assaulted them – some in the late DJ’s
BBC dressing room.The BBC’s director-general George Entwistle has promised an independent investigation into practices at thecorporation in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.However, Mr Fellows’s account of life as a child star appears to indicate that predatory behaviour was commonplace
far more recently.He said: “The truth is there are paedophiles everywhere in the entertainment industry.”Last night children’s campaigner Esther Rantzen received support from Mark Wood, chairman of trustees for NSPCC and ChildLine, after it was claimed she was told about Jimmy Savile 18 years ago but failed to act.Yesterday the Daily Express published an exclusive interview with Ms Rantzen in which she said the Savile
sex scandal could undermine her “life’s work” protecting children.Mr Wood said: “Very few people have done so much for vulnerable children. In my view she is irreplaceable.”—————————————————————————————————————–

Before its News

(Editor’s Note: Beforeitsnews.com has received a defamation claim from the Cabinet Office in reference to an individual involved and has removed a photo and comments related to him)

Jimmy Savile was nothing compared to what’s going on now…it’s the tip of the iceberg!

Rupert Murdoch
 
“The Times wanted names of BBC paedophiles but not the ones I gave them!” – Ben Fellows
The Jimmy Savile paedophile ring at the centre of the BBC has taken an interesting twist this week as this journalist has come to realise that accusations of child abuse and paedophilia only extend to the deceased. If you’re a living, breathing human being in the entertainment industry mainstream media won’t expose you. If you are a paedophile or child abuser in the entertainment industry and are famous or powerful you can breath a sigh of relief – you won’t be exposed, at least not by the Murdoch empire.
 
Ben Fellows guest on BBC News 24
Ben Fellows guest on BBC News 24
It all started when I was contacted by Ruth Lewy from The Times newspaper on October 16th 2012. She wanted me to do an exclusive interview about my experiences as a child actor when I had run the gauntlet of paedophiles in the entertainment industry. She wanted to give this a great showing” but she would also “want to be the only people you speak to until it appears in print this weekend.” All I asked for in return for giving The Times an exclusive was that the story would definitely run. She agreed to the terms and said that senior Times journalist Jack Malvern would interview me and a photographer would take some pictures of me for the article, which would appear on Saturday the 20thOctober 2012. So we arranged a time and a place to meet.
 
Jack Malvern a tall, balding ex-public school boy complete with the uniform of his generation was late to the meeting. When he did eventually arrive he had to go shopping for a new pad! When he did eventually arrive proper, he sat down in front of me at the Novotel in Greenwich and asked me specifically to name names of people who, I alleged, were suspected paedophiles or had abused me in some way while I was a minor.
For the next two hours I sat in the Novotel being interviewed intensely and having only one cup of tea. The deal was that I was happy to name alleged paedophiles and child abusers in the wider industry, based on my own experiences but the story had to run.
What was good about the article, I thought, was that The Times were going to be brave and publish the names of actual living breathing people, rather than dead people like Jimmy Savile or Wilfred Brambell. Famous and powerful people who could argue back, perhaps call me a liar or fantasist in an attempt to clear their name.
 

I named a senior female BBC Producer

 
I talked about a senior female BBC producer who likes to have sex with teenagers. Or I should say have sex with me when I was a teenager.  I continued with a long list of names of extremely well known actors, casting directors, producers, directors, writers and executives who had all abused me or attempted to abuse me sexually while I was a child actor.
I explained to Jack Malvern of The Times, that I only ever had sexual relations with women however that didn’t stop predatory gay men from attempting to get into my pants. As a child actor you are not responsible for your actions, you’re naïve, vulnerable and quite frankly an idiot, well I was. So, saying no when powerful industry people are telling you to take drugs with the implication that if you don’t – you won’t be hanging around for long, is highly unlikely. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book and works really on children, now add sex, money and power into the mix and you’re lucky if you don’t spend life after being a child actor in rehab and therapy – of course some do.
 
 
Ben Fellows aged 15 with his mom
 
So, from the age of 15 I was a regular at Stringfellows, Cafe De Paris and The Atlantic Bar and Grill. I attended many celebrities parties and private functions.
One party was in a house in the New Forest and I must have been around sixteen at the time. At the party was a certain founder of a child protection telephone charity. I was given drugs, alcohol and was propositioned by men and women all night until I ended up passed out in the garden. I eventually got a cab back to my digs in a terrible state. You’d think that for someone who is known for their charitable works protecting children she might insist that this party was for adults only and make me go home or at least keep an eye on me and stop me from drinking – recognising the fact that I looked and was very young.  (Esther Rantzen then – Spivey)
For consenting adults there is nothing wrong with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. However, I was a teenager and was being introduced to a very murky world by so called “respectable” industry figures and celebrities.
Now, none of my story seemed to be a problem for Jack Malvern when he interviewed me, he was happy to publish what I said. After the interview I even checked to see if he was happy with what I said. The only issue was that later in the day he wanted to interview my mother about an incident when I was called into a casting for a major drinks company. I gave him my mother’s telephone number, he left two messages which she ignored as she didn’t want to talk to him. My mother never agreed to talk to Jack Malvern which is what I told him when I later informed him that she didn’t want to be interviewed as she’s a very private person and it was her choice. Jack Malvern didn’t seem to think it was an issue and left me with the impression that the article would run as planned on Saturday 20th October 2012.
Of course printed here are just a few stories of the many that I told him. He’d asked for names and I’d given them to him with details only one who was there would know. He even empathised at one point and told me that my story rang true for him as he’d experienced similar problems with predatory gay men when he was a young journalist or so he told me.
 
 
Little did I know that the next BBC person I named was the one that would stop the article from coming out. The person who I am referring to shall remain nameless in this article, however they are a new star of Sky Television.  It seems that Sky have a lot invested in this person and like the BBC stopping the Jimmy Savile Newsnight programme Murdoch et al. have withdrawn an explosive article in The Times that threatened to reveal a far seedier side of their new star than they would like. Drug taking, inappropriate sexual behaviour and child abuse isn’t something the Murdoch empire want revealed.
Now, Jack Malvern of The Times may say that I’m an unreliable person or that they couldn’t corroborate the accusations I was making. But isn’t that what child abuse is all about? There are laws preventing people from making false allegations so why would I lie. In any case they said they’d run the article either with or without the names. So, why didn’t it run? My theory is that they didn’t want to give me the platform of appearing in The Times, just in case I mentioned names at a later date.
The Murdoch empire and BBC are clearly safe havens for child abusers to operate.
A society that takes the position of not believing victims, hiding the truth and protecting abusers for their own personal gain is a sad state of affairs. It is typical of a society gone mad, set up to procure children and to protect paedophiles. In other words children’s well being comes down to simply politics. If you accuse someone of abuse and they happen to be famous or powerful then tough luck you lose. You won’t be believed, regardless of the validity of your claims by either the state or mainstream corporate media seems to be the message.
The irony is that the Murdoch empire, who has always been quick to name and shame is curiously reluctant when it comes to naming one of its own stars. It appears that the empire is only prepared to expose child abusers and paedophiles as long as it doesn’t affect its own reputation.
We’ve moved on from just phone hacking…
One of News International’s slogans on their Website is “We’re delivering more news, to more people, more often, in more ways than ever”. If the Murdoch press is willing to deny the public vital information which is in their interest to know, like exposing paedophiles and child abusers, then the question has to be – Are News International’s titles worth the paper they’re written on? Or more importantly are the Murdoch’s responsible enough to run a media empire influencing millions of people all around the world. If they’re hiding child abuse then the answer is no.
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 “my allegation is that Ken Clarke touched my penis over my trousers when he had been told I was fifteen years old”- Ben Fellows

The Sovereign Independent.

 
By Ben Fellows – Guest Columnist – 21st Century Wire -
‘Jimmy Saville wasn’t the only one at the BBC’, says investigative journalist and former child actor Ben Fellows
Jimmy Saville may be the villain of the moment concerning revelations about child sexual abuse at the BBC, but the truth is there are paedophiles everywhere in the entertainment industry. Many of them are in positions of power and influence within their respective organisations, including adult stars, directors, producers and executives.
The following accounts are just some of my own personal experiences – and brushes with paedophilia out in the media and commercial spheres, as a child star who attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London…
Ben playing “Fleance” in Adrian Nobles RSC production of Macbeth.
At the age of ten years old I was asked by my drama teacher to go and audition at the Royal Shakespeare Company. They were looking for a mixed race boy to play alongside Hugh Quarshi who was playing Banquo, in Adrian Nobles’ production of MacBeth starring Jonathan Price and Sinead Cusack. Having gone to the audition, taken by my parents, I was lucky enough to get the part of Fleance. However, after the high of getting offered a part in the production, my chaperones – who looked after me like secret service agents (I’m not kidding) – told me that there where certain actors that I was not allowed to be alone with. As a child at the RSC I was just having a blast and didn’t realise that sexual predators were a part of my production, however there were certain actors who were famous who I was warned about.
I was told in no uncertain terms never to go into certain actor’s dressing rooms. On one occasion I actually did go into an actor’s dressing room who closed the door behind me. I was offered alcohol… and before I knew it, the dressing room door burst open and my chaperone invited me to go back to my own dressing room.  Of course nothing happened to me whilst at the RSC. My point is that the RSC were aware of paedophiles in their midst. It was an open secret that children were vulnerable, even this highly rated, professional environment.
TV’s ‘Casting Couch’
However, once I’d entered the entertainment industry proper, I was not so lucky and ran a gauntlet of paedophiles – both at the BBC and at other television production companies, and also in theatres, as well as on commercial photo shoots. In fact, almost every production I was involved with, I was targeted in some way or another. Looking back, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the problem is both institutional and systemic in the entertainment industry.
The casting couch may seem like a funny, perhaps even mythical old Hollywood style, approach to casting. As pre-teen and as a young teenager, I attended many auditions as a child where I was asked to take my top off and pose for photographs, and I was propositioned by male and female casting directors all the time.
Ben at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), having just met Queen Elizabeth II.
After one audition for a Coca-Cola commercial, the Police came to my parent’s home. They advised my mother that I had inadvertently become a potential target of a known paedophile ring. It turned out that the “well known” casting director had taken pictures of me topless, and those pictures then appeared in what was described as a catalogue and was passed to other paedophiles within the company – and to external paedophiles  These were professionals within ‘the industry’, operating under the cover of an entire production company working with blue chip clients.
On another, more frightening occasion, I was chased around the dressing room by a naked actor who had invited me into their dressing room at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane – and this actor was extremely famous. I was advised by the director of the musical that I was not to complain, or tell anyone of this incident. I was thirteen years old… so I didn’t.
It was not uncommon, and on multiple occasions, that I was propositioned and called into “fake” castings. One fake casting of note was with one of the world’s most successful theatre producers(West End, Broadway), where I was systematically harassed over a twelve month period – whilst having a leading role in the musical dangled like the proverbial carrot in front of my face.
The BBC experience
At the BBC I did many series and episodes of television programmes. A a young actor on East Enders, I was propositioned by another adult actor, but by this time I had become quite a plucky kid so I didn’t tolerate it. But it wasn’t the last time, and I was hounded by that actor for the duration of my tenure on the show.
When I was on tour with a well known musical, most of the actors stayed in the same hotel. One night I was taken out by a male adult actor. I was brought alcohol and that actor took me back to my room and attempted to rape me. If it wasn’t for my friend – drunkenly bursting into my room, I believe that I might well have been raped. Mind you, I was only fourteen years old.
When I was fifteen years old, I was introduced to politicians via working from 1990-1994 on the investigative TV show, “The Cook Report”, which became a nightmare. To explain, The Cook Report was an investigative journalism programme run out of Central Television in Birmingham. When I joined the team, I was a confident child actor. I had a powerful agent and I was working on a regular basis across the entertainment industry. The Cook Report needed a child,specifically one who was mixed race to place in front of prominent politicians to lure them into a sting operation – a dangerous honey trap if there ever was one.
Firstly, it was illegal for The Cook Report to exploit me in this way. I was a child for God’s sake! Yet, if I was eighteen but looked fifteen and I fully understood what I was getting into – then fair enough.  But I was only fifteen at the time, so not being able to say no to a job – I joined the team and began my role in the sting.
During the show’s ‘Cash for Questions’ investigation , the first politician who I met was then DTI Chairman, Sir Michael Grylls, who invited me to tea in the House of Commons “tea room” and spent the meeting attempting to make body contact with me under the table. After that, I was sent to a political lobbyist named Ian Greer who tried to rub his genitalia against me while he hugged me. On one separate occasion, I was summoned Ian Greer’s offices where Ken Clarke was also present. Greer gave me two glasses of whiskey and was acting a little, lets say, “over-familiar”. Ken Clarke and Ian Greer were well aware of my age – because I told them. Now, I’m not suggesting that either Sir Michael Grylls, Ian Greer or Ken Clarke are paedophiles, however, but it’s not over-the-top to describe what transpired as questionable behaviour towards a minor – by anyone’s standards – let alone the standards expected from our public officials and government inner circle members.
So, if Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for an inquiry into the BBC over revelations of Jimmy Savile, then he should also be including members of parliament, as well as the entire entertainment industry.
Of course, The Cook Report producers are just as culpable for putting me in that position in the first place. Certainly, it wouldn’t be the last time that show put my life in danger. As an undercover journalist on several stories, I was constantly put in danger.
Ben aged 15 with his mom Stephanie Fellows.
It wasn’t just the celebrities who were at it. A BBC producer, after filming one day on a television programme, took me to a party and introduced me to other BBC staff. I also met a male Guardian journalist who tried to come on to me. I am straight, and as I was a child and even though I probably thought I was cool, I was most certainly naive to the ways of adult behaviour in the industry! The producers took me back to their house in Ealing, a suburb of London, frequented by BBC staff. I was drunk, and a female BBC staff member tried to sleep with me. On another occasion I was given cocaine by famous personalities and crew with the full knowledge of the executive producers, producer and directors. They even had the coke delivered via a BBC courier to the party we were having in a BBC rehearsal room in Acton.
I could go on with many stories of being exploited sexually in the entertainment industry. My point is that it’s not just the BBC where paedophiles are operating. It’s the entire entertainment industry.
When I was between the ages of ten and the age of consent, on every television programme and theatre job I did, I was either sexually harassed, coerced into drinking too much, felt up in some way, or simply followed home by a crazy male fans. I’ve had actors expose themselves to me and I mean really famous actors, including world-famous movie stars – many who are touted by the sycophantic celebrity-worshipping media as role models. So you can see how recent revelations of Jimmy Savile are of little surprise for me.
Sickness That Infects the Whole of Show Business
The entertainment industry can be a rough ride for a child, and an industry that seems to have little or no internal governance regarding the regulation of sexual predators within its borders. I’ve been attacked on a few occasions and saved by sheer luck, ended up at serious sex parties with male and female prostitutes, bucket loads of drugs, alcohol – and all with some of the world’s most famous industry professionals. I don’t know about now, but when I was growing up in the industry it was rampant and everywhere – and everyone knew about it. It is the industry’s big, dirty secret.
For children in the entertainment industry what I’ve described is real, and it’s appropriate to note here that there were even child actors I personally knew – who committed suicide because of their abusive experiences. One can only guess at the number of survivors who later fell into self-abuse, narcotics and depression as a result of this institutional disease.
Male or female, it didn’t matter. I was a child and I was under the age of consent.
We can’t just look at the BBC without looking everywhere else – including the music industry. I was exposed to many famous men who tried to abuse their positions of power as industry ‘King Makers’.
Little or No Reform
As for the disgusting excuse for a public servant –  Harriet Harman MP, who in the past has advocated for less stricter legislation on paedophile photographs, films and videos and wants the age of consent lowered to 14 years old – I say, only a paedophile would want to call for less legislation and therefore make being a paedophile much, much easier and more legal.
Now, more than ever, children need to be protected in society, and that includes the entertainment industry. If paedophiles were rampant in my day as a child actor, one could assume that it’s rather unlikely that this situation would have improved over time all by itself.
Listen to The Ben Fellows Radio Show atwww.thebenfellowsradioshow.com
October 11, 2012
On the show today Ben talks with Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire, about Jimmy Saville and the BBC pedophile scandal, the dirty side of show business, IMF and foreign aid fraud, MSM manipulation, the Middle East, the upcoming American elections and the 21st Century Wire TV show.
 
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Oh Laud! Derek thinks that I am “Certifiable”.

 Christopher Spivey. So, apparently Derek Laud is not going to sue me because he thinks that I am "Certifiable" and that "no one believes the crap" written about him anyway. At least, that is what he supposedly said on his Twitter ...
 
 

Oh Laud! Derek thinks that I am “Certifiable”.

Posted by admin On November - 6 - 2012
Christopher Spivey.
So, apparently Derek Laud is not going to sue me because he thinks that I am “Certifiable” and that “no one believes the crap” written about him anyway. At least, that is what he supposedly said on his Twitter (see photo below)… Hmmm.
Personally, I would not lower myself to look at the highly dangerous, predatory paedophiles twitter page (I learned this twitter news in a forum). However, given his response after being asked by a D Hewson why he is not suing me, it would certainly appear that he has lowered himself to look at this site.
With that in mind Del boy, I feel that I should say this: You could be right, I may well be certifiable. Never the less, I think you are wrong about ‘no one believing the crap’.
In fact, I ought to let you know that many, many thousands of people do believe “the crap”. Still, you do what you gotta do, and I will do the same.
Now, I also understand that our honest and upstanding government are wasting more tax payers money, having their legal eagles trawl the internet, seeking out those of us in the alternative media who are naming names of political paedophiles.
They are apparently doing so with a view to taking legal action against us.
I further understand that because of this threat, many sites are in fact removing the names … Hmmm.
To my way of thinking, instead of wasting tax payers money trying to silence the whistle-blowers, should that money not be spent investigating those politicians who’s names continually crop up within the realms of the alternative media?
Then again, I suppose there is no need to investigate those names, because those at the very top, including the Prime Minister already know about the activities of those being repeatedly named… Despite playing dumb when confronted by Tom Watson.
Moreover, instead of wasting millions of pounds more of the nations hard earned on what is a blatant whitewash investigation into the BBC. Why the fuck is the investigation not centred around those who are named. If the police chief’s are that clueless, come and ask me and I will provide them with plenty of names to investigate… And my list does not include ‘Rigsby’ and Larry the fucking Lamb.
Maybe the police should try doing what I do, when receiving a tip off… Follow the fucking thing up. That is what I have done, having been told that the Sun was ordered to drop an investigation into Leon Brittan. The following is a copy of an Email that I sent to the Newspaper on Saturday:
Hi,
My name is Chris Spivey and I am looking into an  allegation made on the internet about Leon Brittan. I have it on good authority that you were investigating the former Home Secretary in 1989 in regard to this allegation. The allegation is that Brittan raped a young boy. The details are along the lines of the following:
The police raided a house after they found a young, half naked boy staggering in the street. When police asked what had happened he told them about Brittan and took them to the house were the sex attack had taken place. When the officer called in to report the incident, they were ordered to take the boy in, and when they got there, there were 2 officers from the security service waiting. The story was then subsequently covered up. A short time later, Brittan was summoned to meet his fellow MP William Hauge, who told Brittan that he was to resign his post and that he was going to be made commissioner for the UK.
As you no  doubt know, Brittan was later  forced to resign this post  in 1999 amid accusations of large scale fraud. A key member of his office staff back then was the current  Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. I am further reliably informed that the investigating journalist, who is no longer in your employ was told to drop the 1989 rape investigation.
My question to you therefore is; can you confirm or deny that your newspaper was ordered to drop the investigation into the rape accusations (along with other similar accusations) made against Leon Brittan.
I look forward to your response.
Chris Spivey

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A liar who lies to get votes is a dangerous liar… And Obama told some whoppers

Posted by admin On November - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
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With the passing of election day 2012, massive awareness was spread throughout the country thanks to the California GMO labeling bill known as Proposition 37. While the bill did not pass through California legislation due to the many dirty tactics employed by the ‘No on 37′ campaign such as falsely using FDA backing and even sending out fake voting flyers, it has truly invigorated the discussion on proper GMO labeling. Labeling that was promised back in 2007 by the newly re-elected Barack Obama.
Back in 2007 during his campaign tour, Obama addressed the serious issue of GMOs with a promise that he would immediately ‘let folks know’ whether or not they are consuming GMOs through proper labeling. You can hear the statement yourself in the video below: Read the rest of this entry »
 

Obama supporters go mental in celebration as Mutt Romney concedes.

Posted by admin On November - 7 - 2012 2 COMMENTS
Channel 4 news.
Channel 4 news.
Barack Obama is re-elected as US president after beating his Republican rival Mitt Romney. “This happened because of you,” President Obama tweets.
Barack Obama saw off a serious challenge from Republican rival Mitt Romney to secure a second term in the White House.
The Democrat thanked his supporters on Twitter after one of the closest-run election races in history, saying: “We’re all in this together.”
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  • Obama’s catch phrase “Yes we can”, played backwards says “Thank you Satan”.
  • Type the word illuminati backwards into google and it takes you to the US National Security Website.
 
Mitt Romney called the president to concede the election at around 6am. In his concession speech, Romney said he and running mate Paul Ryan had left “everything” on the field in their months of campaigning. Read the rest of this entry »
 

New Ronald Poppo Photos Released; Doctors Say Face-Chewing Victim ‘Doing Well’

Posted by admin On November - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
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Doctors say the homeless Miami man whose face was mostly chewed off by a naked assailant is awake and alert and doing “well”, but in need of more surgery.
Jackson Memorial Hospital released two photos of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo with his permission on Tuesday afternoon, one showing him walking down a corridor assisted on either side by a hospital worker.
The other gives a recent look at Poppo’s horrific injuries, roughly 2 and a half weeks after the shocking assault on Miami’s MacArthur causeway: one of his eyes is covered by gauze, the other, lost to the attack, is covered by skin. Poppo’s nose is missing, and his forehead is a mass of scabs.
The lower half of Poppo’s face, roughly from mustache down, appears intact. Doctors said approximately 50 percent of his face was missing, and that the “extremely charming” Poppo remembers the attack, understands that he is in hospital, and is aware of media coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

Devil Child: Columbian baby walking at 4 wks old, cackles like an adult and breathes fire say parents.

Posted by admin On October - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Mail
 

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Black magic and evil spirits have captured the soul of a new-born baby in Colombia who can apparently already walk by himself and produce fire, his own mother has claimed.
Ana Feria Santos gave birth to her son last month but says her joy quickly turned to fear when she noticed that he had ‘several abnormalities’ – leading to fears in her community that he is the ‘devil in disguise’.
She says the boy can already stand up and walk – quite a feat for a child of just four weeks.
Much like the 1976 horror film The Omen, the mother-of-five says he frequently hides around the house, cackles in an ‘adult’ way for hours on end and has an ‘intimidating’ pair of eyes. Read the rest of this entry »
 

Tony Blair, A Male Prostitute & A Paedophile Ring

Posted by admin On October - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Tap Blog
A picture of Johnny from a paedophile site, shortly after his kidnap.  
The picture emerged only recently. (www.johnnygosch.com)
The Tap Blog received a number of bulletins from ex-spy Gordon Logan over the last year.  None of these were more memorable than his exposure of Tony Blair using a male prostitute at The White House, a prostitute named Jeff Guckert, George Bush’s personal favourite, who he lent to Blair. Guckert bragged about it afterwards online, and the story spilled out.  (Search The Tap Blog)
It was Gordon Logan who ensured that the story spilled out further at higher levels.  It was around this time that Blair was riding high, supporting the Iraq war, and full of expectation of becoming the first President of Europe.  In the Murdoch media, the Presidency for Blair was already a done deal.
Then suddenly the deal was off.  Gordon Logan says it was when the Germans realised that Blair was borrowing male prostitutes from George Bush, they didn’t feel too happy allowing him to be the first President of the European Union.  Blair was in effect blocked, thanks to Gordon Logan, as he relates.
This video describes the full horror of the experience of Johnny Gosch, Jeff Gannon, Jeff Guckert (his real name followed  by his pseudonyms), being kidnapped by paedophiles during his paper round at aged twelve, at Des Moisnes, from the viewpoint of his very brave mother, who somehow is able to speak publicly about her son’s life.
 

Warning: According to Facebook you are not allowed to read this post, so beware.

Posted by admin On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
12160 Resisting The New World Order
Warning: According to Facebook you are not allowed to read this post, so beware.
Anyway, I received a strange message that FB wanted to talk to me – someone from a deprtment called “Policy” which in my opinion was an euphemism for “Police” and unfortuntely it turned out to be so.
Our conversation began exatly on the agreed minute and with the warning that it “is being recorded”. The part where they usually say that it is for the purpose of “improving the service” was spared.
They thanked me for what I have done but they also asked me that I did not share the information about our talk in my profile (?!?) and my blog. Read the rest of this entry »
 

Yet Another Heinous Hate Crime Committed ByThe KKK… An Organization Made Up Of Predictable, Pea Sized Brained, Zombies

Posted by admin On October - 23 - 2012 2 COMMENTS
Press TV
Ku Klux Klan has set an Afro-American woman on fire in yet another act of racism.
The 20-year-old woman has received third degree burns after being set on fire by alleged KKK attackers in a park in the state of Louisiana.
The incident occurred on Sunday night in Civitan Park in the city of Winnsboro as three men attacked Sharmeka Moffitt while she was exercising.
The victim said the men in white hoodies poured flammable liquid on her and set her on fire. She managed, however, to extinguish the fire using water from a tap before police arrived at the scene.  Read the rest of this entry »
 

Good News:Big name actors to star in 9/11 ‘Truth’ film. Bad News: The mainstream media are already trashing it.

Posted by admin On October - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
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Hollywood assembles cast of conspiracy theorist actors to seek ‘truth’ behind the 2001 attacks

ACTORS Martin Sheen, Woody Harrelson and Ed Asner have signed up to a 9/11 ‘truther’ film, September Morn, in which a group of people question the official account of the 2001 terrorist attack and ask whether it was a cover-up.

All three actors have expressed interest previously in the so-called truther movement, which alleges official inconsistencies, complicity and cover-up on 9/11.
According to Deadline, the film will be shot in a single location in the style of Twelve Angry Men. An advance publicity note for September Morn states: “We the people demand that the government revisit and initiates a thorough and independent investigation to the tragic events of 9/11.” Read the rest of this entry »
 

Almost 50 Children’s Bodies Found in Unmarked Graveyard at Florida School

Posted by admin On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
LiveLeak.com
 

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In an absolutely horrifying story, a forensics team has found that a secret graveyard hidden behind a Florida reform school could be home to nearly 50 unidentified bodies of past students. Now, families and former peers of the victims are speaking out to say the deaths were actually caused by abusive school administrators!
How terrifying!
The cemetery dates all the way back to the early 1900s and was actually already examined very recently in 2009. At the time, investigators found 31 unidentified bodies, all of whom the state’s Department of Law enforcement said died of either the flu or in a fire. Read the rest of this entry »
 

Boy tied to tree and burned alive on his eighth birthday names his ‘attacker’ 13 years later in chilling death-bed video

Posted by admin On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Daily Mail
Final statement: Robbie Middleton is pictured shortly before his death in 2011 around the time when the statement was made where he accused Don Collins of sexual assault
On his eighth birthday he was tied to a tree, doused in petrol and set on fire.
The inferno left Robbie Middleton with third-degree burns to 99 per cent of his body. No-one expected him to survive.
But in a story of staggering courage, Robbie lived. He endured 200 operations and endless therapy to repair the burns.
Tragically, he was to die just weeks short of his 21st birthday from a cancer which doctors blamed on the original injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
 

Almost 50 Children’s Bodies Found in Unmarked Graveyard at Florida School

Posted by admin On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
LiveLeak.com

 
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In an absolutely horrifying story, a forensics team has found that a secret graveyard hidden behind a Florida reform school could be home to nearly 50 unidentified bodies of past students. Now, families and former peers of the victims are speaking out to say the deaths were actually caused by abusive school administrators!
How terrifying!
The cemetery dates all the way back to the early 1900s and was actually already examined very recently in 2009. At the time, investigators found 31 unidentified bodies, all of whom the state’s Department of Law enforcement said died of either the flu or in a fire. Read the rest of this entry »
 

Hundreds in Germany evacuated over chemical accident

Posted by admin On October - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Press TV
Around 1,400 people have been evacuated from their homes near Hanover in northern Germany following a chemical accident at a factory run by US food giant Kraft.
 
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Welcome.My name is Chris Spivey. I am a registered Tattoo Artist & Body Piercer from Rochford in the county of Essex, UK. I am also a Features Writer for the Sovereign Independent Newspaper.I have an IQ of 127 and have nearly finished writing a book which is a spoof based on the rise to fame of the Sex Pistols.I firmly believe that everyone is equal and as such treat everyone with respect. However respect is a two way street so i expect to be treated with respect in return.I dont drink, which i suppose makes me boring to some peoples way of thinking.To that, i say im confident and brave enough not to need to hide behind alcohol and believe me ‘drunk’ isnt a good look by anyones standards.
 
 








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