Today Makes or Breaks Jill Stein’s Funding, WWIII, Gl0Warm, Legal Ganja: Get Up – Stand Up: Occupy Your Rights — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
2012 Green Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, MD, calls for full Legalization of Marijuana and a vibrant Hempen economy in this video from her 2010 Massachusetts Gubernatorial run.
The Jill Stein Green Presidential campaign, A Green New Deal for America, now stands at the crossroads of infinity. Let me elaborate on that first, then I’ll deal with World War III, Global Warming, and Legalizing Marijuana.
Jill Stein could become the first Green Presidential candidate to earn Federal Matching Funds for the campaign. Presidential efforts are so expensive, that if she doesn’t get these Matching Funds, I don’t know if straight people will ever even hear of her. Whether you want to elect a Green, or if you only want to pressure President Obama to do the right thing, or if you just want fairness and democracy in the Presidential Election, your last best chance is hanging by a thread.
Don’t get me wrong: Jill Stein will not quit this campaign. With or without these Matching Funds, she will continue to lead the Greens. And whether or not she gets those funds, I will continue to work hard every day to ensure that she does well in the Election. Because I have been a Journalist and political activist for forty years, and I have never encountered a candidate as right for the job as is Jill Stein.
Dr. Stein has received at least $5,000 in donations in sixteen states, though the site incorrectly reported this morning that they had seventeen. But, it is what it is: We need twenty and we might not get it. We need your help.
If Jill Stein does get $5,000 from potential voters in at least 20 states, her campaign will get over $100,000 at once in Matching Funds. And every contribution dollar that the campaign receives for the rest of the race will be doubled, up to the first $250 from each individual. Considering how much money she still needs to raise Today, getting that funding is still a very tall order. Please help us fill that order today, if you can.
(Of course, any size donation from any state is always welcomed, and needed.) http://www.jillstein.org/funding
Jill Stein has qualified for the Matching Funds in these sixteen states: California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Ohio. She needs four more states. Three more could come over today. The fourth one’s going to be very hard.
If you are in Connecticut, or know someone there who cares about peace, the environment, Human Rights, and/or Legalizing Marijuana, then please get in touch with those persons now, right now. Connecticut looks like that crucial twentieth state that either puts Jill over the top, or almost does. Jill Stein will be speaking in Connecticut today. This morning, we must reach out to people in Connecticut’s Marijuana movement to encourage them to: (1) Go out today and meet the candidate for themselves; (2) Donate to the campaign (she still needs eight people in Connecticut to give $250 each today, or alternatively more people to give less money each); and (3) Sign the petition to get Jill Stein on the ballot in Connecticut.
UPDATE: Jill Stein has qualified now in 19 states, but she need twenty. Arizona, Washington, DC, and Connecticut are the three closest, but they are all quite far away! Please use the internet to help me send this article to Marijuana businesses in Arizona, Connecticut, and DC. We only have 12 hours before the deadline! The latest statistics I have, telling how much is still needed from states to put them over the top, came out about 4:20 pm. Here are the top 3: District of Columbia: $2,291; Arizona: $1,465; Connecticut: $1,249.
North Carolina now needs just one person to donate $250, and another to give $42, or maybe they could just pay $146 apiece. Florida needs two people to contribute the $250. That’s it. Just four people could do it all now in those two states. If you know anybody in North Carolina or Florida, or Connecticut, … or if you know how to use a computer, you can help me reach out to reform-minded groups in those states today, right away, because we’ve got to do this Now! Call your friends, neighbors, and family in the states that are close.
And the other state that’s close is Virginia. Please help me contact reform-minded groups in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, right away. Maybe we can put both of them over the goal. Virginia needs four people to give $250, and one to give sixty dollars and ten cents. DC needs ten people to give the max and one to pitch in sixty-five dollars and forty-five cents.
You can help by contacting interested groups and people, for instance, through phone or Facebook. The New England states are home turf for Jill Stein, she’s from Massachusetts, but the Green Party isn’t too strong in the rest of New England. However, in all five surrounding states, the Marijuana movement is huge! That’s how you can help. I’ll only be able to get in touch with as many people as humanly possible. I’ll need your help with the rest.
Maine: Maine has a strong Medical Marijuana movement, and a strong [Industrial] Hemp movement, and a strong Legalization movement. Get in touch with as many of them as you can, by sending them this article, to their Facebook page or website.
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Legalized Medical Marijuana, but the Obama Administration ruthlessly cracks down on it there. Contact the Medi-Juana facilities, providers, groups, and organizations about it, and ask them to contact their patients fast!
New Hampshire: The people of New Hampshire want Medical Marijuana. The Obama Administration severely unjustly made a Political Prisoner out of a nurse there over saving lives with MMJ. This is now known colloquially Obama’s Naziesque Drug Policy (ONDP). There is a strong Civil Disobedience movement in New Hampshire (“Live Free or Die”), and people there gather in public downtown to smoke Marijuana and taunt the police. Try to reach any of that if you can.
Vermont: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is a Socialist. Vermont has very active Socialist Parties, who can be approached on this – Jill Stein once told me that Socialism doesn’t conflict with her agenda. Vermont also has very active pro-Marijuana Parties, the members of which can be approached, somehow. Northern Vermont, home to the amazingly brilliant Revolutionary Communist Bread and Puppet Circus of giant puppet theatre, is a place where Leftist radicals predominate. They should vote for Stein. (Where else they gonna go?) But our ace in the hole in Vermont is Phish, the non-commercial band that is the world’s highest paid entertainment act – highest paid because their loyal fans want to see them as much as possible. Vermont, especially the Burlington area, is full of Phish fans, Deadheads, drum circles, hippies, and jam bands. They smoke pot, all of ‘em. Help me reach them, we’re running out of time.
Look; if you can’t see that peace is better than war, militarism, expansionism, confrontation, and enmity; and if you can’t see that Human Rights are better than lack of Human Rights, and that the Green Party is already on the correct side on those issues; well, whoever you are, you probably already know those three things. So, you can see. So, let’s move on to Global Warming.
Cannabis Hemp has the highest biomass of any plant on the planet. That means that more weight of Hemp can be grown per acre or hectare than of any other plant. That means that Hemp is the plant from which the most Alcohol can be made. Alcohol can power internal combustion engines, including the ones in our cars, trucks, buses, and boats. Gasoline can power them too, but Gasoline is made from Petroleum Oil. So, when Gasoline and other Fossil Fuels burn, they emit Carbon Dioxide from the fossilized Carbon in the Oil. But when Ethyl Alcohol – Ethanol – burns, it can only emit the very same Carbon that the Hemp from which it was made recently has sequestered out of the atmosphere, because that’s all the all the Carbon that there is in Alcohol.
Therefore, Hempen fuels cannot emit any Carbon into our air, ever. Hemp is also the richest source of Diesel fuel. I was there when the anti-Global-Warming/pro-Marijuana activist 1991 Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith showed up with Hempseed oil that he had just expressed with a seed press. He poured it into his standard showroom Cadillac, and drove all over the state, without causing any Global Warming or Oil Wars. He didn’t win that election, but he opened some eyes. And now, the Kentucky Governor opposes Prohibition, and that will be the standard in Kentucky from now on.
Remember, that 0 in Gl0Warm is a zero. If we are not using the highest biomass plant to stop Global Warming, then we are not actually trying to stop Global Warming, are we?
Besides causing Global Warming, getting Gasoline requires dangerous Drilling that risks our land and our water, even as it pollutes our air. No air pollution with Hemp fuels. None. We don’t need new designs for our cars and boats, or even for our power plants. We can still use the same cars and boats and plants that we always have. We just need to put clean fuel in them, which we can get from another plant: Hemp. All Oil Wars are ultimately caused by the ban on Hemp, including the war President Obama is trying to start in Syria. That war is named “World War III.”
Fracking is also dangerous and Pipelines are invasive, and completely unnecessary and irresponsible, since Hemp for energy can be grown anywhere and everywhere. It makes money for American farmers, not multi-national corporations.
The more Petroleum Oil is extracted from the ground, the higher the price gets for Oil and “Natural” Gas, because less remains in the ground. The same for Coal mining: The more we mine, the less Coal is left in the ground, so, the more expensive the Coal gets. But with Hemp fuels, the more we extract, the cheaper it gets. That’s because, the more we produce, the bigger supply we have – not less. (Here are links to information about stopping Global Warming with Hemp.)
A majority of voters in Massachusetts will definitely vote to Legalize Marijuana in November on the day of the US Presidential Election. Could Jill Stein potentially win Massachusetts? I think she could: Millions of anti-Prohibition voters will be most enthused to vote in Massachusetts and eight other states running Marijuana ballot questions this November. The others are Oregon, Washington, North Dakota, Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas. Marijuana Legalization already lost the two county races seeking to restrict it in California. Prohibition won.
With highly incentivized voters, Jill Stone and the Prohibition Repeal movement actually stand a chance of winning all nine states that have Marijuana on the ballot. And 43 states plus DC are already moving to Legalize Marijuana this year. The 2012 Presidential Election can be a referendum on Marijuana. And the fallout from that could be an era of peace, freedom, and energy independence.
If we frame this Election right, Prohibition Repeal could win, like it did in 1932. Then, the rest of the country could vote to end Prohibition by electing Jill Stein. And if the people actually do elect Jill Stein, we will have voted for Legalizing Marijuana, and, like in 1932, then, we’ll be able to start celebrating with Legal Marijuana that very night! If Jill Stein doesn’t win, you may not be able to celebrate with Legal Marijuana, but I still will: I live in Massachusetts.
In California, the June 5 Elections were both local and countywide: Kern County (Bakersfield) and Butte (Chico) County voted to regulate Marijuana dispensaries. In Bakersfield, the regulation was to strike back at would-be Legalizers who had blocked their previous attempt to ban the dispensaries completely. Chico is a pretty Conservative area, and now they are shown to be something like Nazis: The Right-wing Prohibitionist side won, they voted in their oppressive law, despite the alarm it raised among the Medicating populace there and around the world when a video went viral of a local woman screaming as evil Government Inquisitors took her baby over Marijuana smoking. Governor Jerry “Storm Trooper” Brown strikes again.
In Chico, in 1998, just after enjoying some excellent Legal Prop-215 Medical Marijuana in San Francisco, my partner and I tried to tell our straight college professor hosts about the scene at Dennis Peron’s Cannabis club down in the Mission, but they wouldn’t hear of it: The male professor corrected us: “They defeated it. They’re not open,” he insisted. There he was, just 138 miles away from the freedom we had just enjoyed. Yet he couldn’t even let himself know about it. Who are you gonna believe; your eyes, or a college professor? http://www.jillstein.org/funding
Massachusetts’ incoming Marijuana law requires that dispensaries open right away. But we knew that, win or lose the Election, Obama would not allow any dispensaries to open. But the law also prevents prosecution of patients and absolutely allows patients to Legally grow Marijuana in case of hardship. And in case of hardship, all Medical Marijuana patients in Massachusetts will legally be allowed to grow, use, and possess Marijuana. And until and unless fully Legal dispensaries open, all Medical Marijuana patients in Massachusetts will be in “hardship.”And there are millions of us. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/28/30-stoners-can-overthrow-the-government-legalize-freedom-stop-gl0warm-wpresident-jill-stein-but-only-2-days-left-to-do-it/