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A Very Disappointing “Peace” & “Justice” “Coalition” “Attempt”

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A Very Disappointing “Peace” & “Justice” “Coalition” “Attempt” — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

 

I just came from a meeting. At the Friends Meeting House. A political meeting. Of radicals, so to speak. The local Left, showing up in Northampton, Mass. Peace and justice issues. Thirty-five or so activists. Real dedicated people.

You know, it’s impressive and inspiring to see and hear dedicated activists who’ve worked hard through many decades, and even through the Obama years, unflinching. (Let’s see, just a minute, let me do the math…) Okay: I’m 57; and I was one of the youngest people in the room. Someone quoted the completely non-commercial songwriter Charlie King (who wrote the legendary Vaguely Reminiscent of the Sixties), and nobody even asked “Charlie who?” But, something was missing. Why were so few young people there?

There was an Election Tuesday. President Obama was reelected. Here in Massachusetts, voters replaced pliable incumbent Republican Scott Brown with hawkish Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Massachusetts also saw one of the nation’s biggest landslides Tuesday:

In a binding Referendum, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly Legalized Medical Marijuana, voting 63%-37% in favor of the new law, which takes effect in early 2013. In a previous Election, the state voted by a similar margin to instruct all of its elected representatives to work to Legalize Marijuana. Massachusetts US Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren said (in her Debate against Brown) that on this issue she will defy the will of the people who elected her, and will refuse to strive for Marijuana Legalization.

Because of that, I couldn’t vote for her, I mean, if she’s going to snub our democratic process and not protect our Rights, well, as George Wither wrote 400 years ago in Shall I Wasting in Despair, “…But if she be not so for me, What care I how fair she be?”

Back to the meeting: There were several cool people there, and some important Progressive organizations were represented. Jill Stein’s 2010 Gubernatorial running mate Rick Purcell was one of the speakers. Former Political Prisoner Paki Wieland was there, fresh from her courageous trip to Pakistan to witness Obama’s Coward Drone Murder regime for herself. (At least it wasn’t like in Bahrain, where Obama’s thugs detained her immediately before one of Bahrain’s infamous ‘Torture-the-protesters’ crackdowns in March.)

The Murderous Obama-backed Fascist Khalifa regime was then running, and now continues to run Genocide programs (Pogroms) against Bahrain’s Shi’a Muslim majority, and against its South Asian Slaves (which far outnumber the citizens). The Obama Government’s Genocidal Murders in Bahrain are often carried out with Poison Gas paid for by US taxpayers. Hurry, hurry, don’t look, walk fast, nothing to see here.

It’s the deplorable, anti-Semitic Genocide in Bahrain that gets more noticed in the limited news coverage; but most reporters don’t use the words Genocide or Pogrom – though the more honest ones do. (Google it if you care to.) Yes, it’s the horrific anti-Semitic Genocide that gets the more notice, because the Semitic Arabs are citizens and they’re protesting; however, I think the anti-Slave Genocide is just as bad. But, maybe that’s just me.

In fact, I don’t even think they should have Slaves. I think it was Archie Bunker who said of Slavery “I was never for that!” Me too neither, but you know, I’d like to take it a step further even than Archie was willing to go: I just don’t think that the US should arm Genocidal Slave states at all. Maybe that’s just me. And that’s even if they give the President lots of money, I still say No Pogroms. No Poison Gas to killers. Just Say No!

So, back to the meeting. We were all pretty happy about the ‘Budget-For-All’ non-binding Referendum that passed overwhelmingly – 87% in Northampton, and 86% in neighboring Amherst. Such bills passed in many towns in Western Mass, and in Vermont. It’s basically Green Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s Green New Deal (but without Dr. Stein’s understanding of Hemp’s place in our economy and environment): The Referendum advises that money now going to the Military and giant capitalists should instead be spent locally, hiring the jobless, manufacturing the things we need, addressing the environment; and, taking the money out of politics – thus getting rid of Citizens United.

We’re against Nuclear weapons, against war in Iran and Afghanistan. Hopefully against the war in Syria, too, but no one said that. (I hope that people aren’t now considering Syria ‘the good war,’ like Afghanistan before it.)

We’re against Drones, very much. We’re seeing that Obama is already putting Medicare and Social Security on the Fiscal Cliff for his Grand Bargain with his Republican cronies (even though, in the Vice Presidential Debate, Joe Biden revealed that Obama is lying about one reported part of that Grand Bargain, and that Military cuts are not really on the table as Obama has repeatedly claimed): In the Debate, Paul Ryan challenged Biden on the issue, asserting that cutting the Military arbitrarily is completely irresponsible. Biden hushed him up immediately saying “We’re not gonna do that” [cut Military spending].

A speaker at our meeting pointed out that Obama has already offered to cut twice as much from the social safety net as is cut from the Military. On how we might attain Jill Stein’s goal of Medicare For All, and the Budget-For-All, Richard Purcell quoted Jill Stein: “It doesn’t take an army [to organize for political change], if you start a street at a time.”

Many people at the meeting said that they wanted to form a broader coalition. Amid all the praise for the success on non-binding Referendums, there were calls of “Let’s do some binding Referendums!” (Or is it Referenda?)

The highlight of the event, as far as I’m concerned, was when 93-year-old peace and anti-Nuclear activist Frances Crowe called for a national General Strike. Nobody said nothin’! So she explained a scenario wherein lots people would simultaneously not work or drive on a Sunday afternoon. The audience looked very confused. Then she came to her point. She lamented that in Italy people just stayed out on strike nationwide for five raging days, but here, we couldn’t even get a few people to strike for just part of a Sunday afternoon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Crowe

Frances, and several others there, noted that Obama had quoted Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s words on getting Progressive change accomplished: “‘Now, make me do it.’” We intend to make him. Please help.

Frances, Paki, and Rick were brilliant, and the other speakers were good too. Even the guy from Progressive Democrats of America (PDA). He said that social issues showed a Progressive victory in this Election. He mentioned Gay Rights. He did not mention Marijuana. He bragged that his organization had not endorsed Obama in 2008 or in 2012. He glowed over the electoral victories Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren, and the ever-popular Alan Grayson. He said he did not like Warren’s pin-headed jingoistic Militarism, but that they had worked something out. Then he went on to name some prominent members of Congress’s Progressive Caucus.

(Elizabeth Warren is a rabid war monger on Iran, inferring [when she endorsed throwing "all Military options" on the table] that the United States should consider such a Genocidal move as Nuclear Bombing Iran’s Nuclear facilities, even though that would set much of the country on fire, and would kill many US servicemen in Bahrain and Afghanistan – the latter because it is downwind from Iran, via the jet stream upper air current. I hope that Warren and Obama don’t Dirty-Bomb our own troops. Jet stream phenomena, by the way, also show that Warren and Obama are lying in their claim that Iran would shoot Nukes at Israel if it ever had them: Iran is downwind from Israel: They’d be Dirty-Bombing themselves!)

And there were other names dropped at the meeting too. I had to take exception eventually, when I finally got my chance to say a few words. Someone mentioned our state’s senior Senator John Kerry, who was directly involved in the most viewed public Torture video in history [up to that time]. Yes, John “Taser Torture” Kerry is our US Senator, as disturbing as that is. I was once Tortured until my back was broken. I don’t like Torturers. If you don’t remember the incident, let me refresh your memory:

John “T.T.” Kerry was speaking at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was taking questions. A student asked Kerry embarrassing questions, including one about his lodge-brotherhood with his Presidential Election opponent George W. Bush: Kerry and the Bushes belong to Yale University’s ghoulish homoerotic Skull & Bones secret society (believed by many people in Florida to be a devil-worshipping cult). Apparent Democratic Party shills started to shout the young man down. Cops started brutalizing him and arresting him. A cowardly policeman stepped forward and aimed a Torture device at the student.

“Don’t Tase me, bro!” the Torture victim pleaded. Incredibly, even though the incident was before large group of witnesses, and on widely circulated video, the Torturer was not arrested. Incredibly, though he was once said to have courage, Senator Kerry did not speak up for the Torture victim. Incredibly, the University blackmailed the student, threatening him with the loss of his college education – everything but the loans – the University in violation the law forced the Torture victim to apologize to his Torturer, and to the cowardly crooked politician too. UF has done a lot of good in history, but it should lose its certification over its criminal Conspiratorial participation in Torture. University officials should be turned over to the Hague in Holland, for War Crimes prosecution. (But I didn’t tell the Quakers all that.)

 

 

None of those Torturers has been arrested. So much for Bushbama’s lie “We don’t Torture.” Incredibly, the cowardly Senator Kerry has not yet apologized for his role in the Torture of Andrew Meyer, and for Meyer’s ordeal as a Political Prisoner. What an incredible disgrace to our Commonwealth and country, what a disgrace to the human race is John Taser Torture Kerry! Why are there not loud protests everywhere he goes?!

Yeah, so I mentioned Kerry’s part in the Torture at the meeting, to dead silence. The PDA guy had already mentioned Kerry voting for war twice. Said that they had found some common ground, though. And don’t get me started on Kerry’s fake climate protection bill. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/05/14/massachusetts-is-embarrassed-humiliated-by-senator-kerrys-disgraceful-climate-fraud-bill/

And I pointed out that most of those “Progressive” Democrats now in the Caucus in Congress that he’d just named had recently Covered Up for our criminal Attorney General Eric Holder’s Operation Fast and Furious, which smuggled assault weapons to the notorious Zetas Cartel in Mexico. Some of the assault weapons Holder’s F&F smuggled to Mexico got smuggled back to the US, and used to Murder Law Enforcement.

And Holder and Obama have Conspired in Hate Crimes against Skin Cancer patients, thousands of whom will die this year. But active ingredients in Marijuana kill Cancer cells, and with a stroke of his pen, Obama could give Skin Cancer patients access to Rick Simpson Oil, simply by removing MJ from Schedule 1, which he can do at any time as an Executive Order. If you’ve never seen the photographic evidence that it works, I recommend seeing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nBSc6TOb-Y and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy66MUZP538&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnFJYxCx7zk&feature=related

So there was no reaction to Frances Crowe’s call for a General Strike, no reaction to Kerry Torture, no reaction to so-called “Progressive” Democrats sold us out on Eric Holder, lying that the Congressional investigation was a “Witch Hunt.” A Congressional Committee subpoenaed Holder but he [and Obama] refused to honor the subpoena, just like the Bush Administration. That’s crooked, and it’s Fascism. In the last couple of months, Ron Paul, Rocky Anderson, and Cornel West have all publicly called President Barack Obama “Fascist.”

And there was no reaction to the information about our President and Attorney General – the nation’s two highest ranking Law Enforcement officials – and their Fascist refusal to answer a subpoena, and their Hate Crimes against medical patients. Hate Crime against Skin Cancer patients. That seems pretty bad to me. (One would think that someone would rationalize some conscience-easing by saying ‘Hey, that’s not Hate Crime,’ or something.)(I’d like to see Human Rights extended even to the people who will die if they don’t get Rick Simpson Oil for their Skin Cancer, even though they’d technically be using a Marijuana product – albeit one that doesn’t get people high.) Seems pretty bad to me, but maybe that’s just me: Obama-Holder Hate Crimes against Skin Cancer patients.

Still no reaction. But my main message was about the landslide. These people and groups at the meeting were (I thought) trying to build a broader coalition. Some had suggested that they go for binding Referendums in the future. (Or is it Referenda?) So, here, in the Marijuana movement, we just put together a coalition that includes 63% of the voters in the state. We are less than a dozen small-s socialists and Rainbow hippies who did the leg work for years, proving with hundreds of Public Policy Questions put before Massachusetts voters town-by-town that we could carry just about exactly 63% of the vote.

Looking for a broader coalition? Broader than 63% may not be possible anywhere. We carried every ethnic group by a landslide. We carried Gays and Straits. We carried Freaks and Straits. We carried Democrats and Republicans and Independents and Blacks and Whites and Hispanics and college students, lots of college students. Our percentage was even higher among young voters. Looking for an economically revolutionary binding Resolution? We just passed one by a Super Majority. The group took no interest.

Man, was that frustrating! One person came up to me afterward and noted that my sound advice on coalition building unfortunately fell on deaf ears. Frances Crowe may have been the only person there who actually had deaf ears, but the others were faking it pretty good.

It is unfortunate: The Republicans are going after the Marijuana demographic, and they might get it. Republicans have now taken over what much of what the the public perceives and the pro-Marijuana Party, the Libertarians, it seems: In 2008, Right-wing Republican Bob Barr supposedly turned over a new leaf and campaigned for the Libertarian nomination. He got it, but here in Massachusetts, the state Libertarian Party refused to recognize Republican Barr. The Mass Lib Party ran George Phillies instead.

But this year, Gary Johnson, the former Republican Governor of New Mexico, got the full Libertarian Presidential nomination, even here. The Republicans have taken over the Libertarian Party, and Libertarian nominee Johnson got three times as many votes as Green Party candidate Jill Stein. So, lots of Marijuana smokers don’t vote, perceiving that the Democrats and the Republicans are all against their Civil Rights, and that Progressive organizations are indifferent to our Rights. And caring about Rights but not our Rights makes the organizations seem much less sincere, and even a little hypocritical.

To counter that argument, one of the speakers said to me privately that probably everyone in the room had voted for the bill. But that’s not the same thing as working for it. That’s not the same as joining the coalition. Not quite the same as really caring fully. Someone there mentioned the Occupy movement, which of course had some old people, but mainly young. And we here in the room were mainly old. And Marijuana voters are mainly young. In Massachusetts, without Marijuana voters, what can this movement’s chant be? I’ve got one: “We Are The Thirty-Seven Per Cent!”

And as if that weren’t frustrating enough, as I walked away from the Friends Meeting House on this warm and sunny, touristy afternoon in downtown Northampton, I ran into a friend, an award-winning investigative documentary filmmaker. Everybody here at FireDogLake.com is familiar with dirt on Bush that this man has uncovered, and the memes he generated therefrom. A brilliant writer. Tremendous activist. I told him about my frustration, trying to Left-orient people who’d thought they were already Left enough, but (to my mind) may have overlooked some important facts.

I told him my disdain for Obama ordering Murders and then pardoning himself for it, noting that self-pardons are illegitimate everywhere. He said that people take it too easy on Obama, and that he is one of them. He even used the term Liberal, referring to the President. I had to correct him. He feebly tried to argue back, but facts are facts. If the President or the King or the Dictator orders someone killed, then, by definition we’re living in a Fascist country.

And the President ordering Murders and then self-pardoning is not Liberal. And I had to correct him again. No Liberals condone Presidents ordering Murder. Fascism is not Liberalism.

That exchange was troubling, too. Even a little stressful. We smiled and cordially parted company. Luckily, 4:20 pm was approaching, time for meds. I ducked away to an undisclosed location and began to toke up. Right away something happened to restore my faith in humanity. A couple of young voters came walking along with a guitar. When they saw me, one of them said “We won!” I didn’t know if they smelled the pot, or recognized my face, or what. As they walked up to me, one of them asked “Aren’t you Norm?” (It’s a small town.)

We introduced ourselves and toked up together and talked about the Election. “There’s gonna be 35 Dispensaries.” “At least 14, one in each county” I told them, having read the text of the new law. As we walked away from the scene of the crime, we continued to discuss the election. “Can’t wait till March!” “Obama sucks, though.” “Yeah, Obama sucks.”

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You see, the point is: We’ve already got 63% of the voters on our side: That means, in two years, if we hang together and put up a Full Legalization binding Referendum, then in 2014 we Marijuana voters can pick both our new Governor, and a new US Senator to replace our current Taser Torture Senator.

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51-State Sticky Greens Stoners-for-Stein Strategy: Magic Map & Ganja Goo Guide to Grow Jack & Elect Jill in November 2012

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51-State Sticky Greens Stoners-for-Stein Strategy: Magic Map & Ganja Goo Guide to Grow Jack & Elect Jill in November 2012  — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

***(Jill’s out of Jail and in Georgia! Support her today and this week. We Need You Now! Please help me spread this as much as you can, as fast as you can. We’re running out of time!)***

A [Howard] Zinn koan: “If people could see that Change comes about as a result of millions of tiny acts that seem totally insignificant, well then they wouldn’t hesitate to take those tiny acts.” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440807809270872&set=a.194724580545864.46567.107699875915002&type=1&theater

A sip of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

(1) A month ago, it seemed there was little chance that the Jill Stein For President campaign would get Matching Funds from the Federal Government’s $3-that-won’t-raise-your-Income-Tax program: No Green Presidential candidate had ever done so before, and to get there, she would need to receive at least $5,000 in donations from at least twenty states: It seemed nearly impossible, because with six days left, she only had nine states completed. At first as an experiment, I looked at a state that had given very little money, and, according to stereotypes, might not want Jill Stein: Texas: So, I wrote to Marijuana reformers in Texas, and they quickly came up with the $5,000! Then I tried New Mexico and Arizona pot heads. Same result. Oregon. Washington. Colorado. Same. Same. Same. No Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Florida and Virginia/DC and North Carolina, but lots of pot smokers: They all came up with the money fast.

And so Jill Stein just became the first Green Presidential nominee in history to attain the Matching Funds, an amazing feat. So, here I sit, just one person, who has made a difference. Can you imagine how far Jill Stein can go if we get lots and lots of people working like that? Well, I’m here to tell you how we can do just that. If we, the Marijuana voters, work together, we can win this Presidential Election, and win it big! The Green Revolution is going global! Let’s have a party! Let’s have a Green Party! After all “Marijuana Michael” – Michael “Bhang Bong” Phelps – just became the most decorated Medalist in the history of the Olympic Games: A great swimmer with great lungs.

And that case of all the states coming up with the money when it was needed made me remember how one person had also made a big difference two years ago, when Jill Stein was running for Governor of Massachusetts on the Green Rainbow Party ticket: I wrote a Rock Opera and performed it at the University of Massachusetts. Jill Stein opened for me. Afterward, she rose about ten points in the polls versus incumbent Governor Deval Patrick, who actually changed his busy schedule and came to UMass the same day at the same time to try to upstage us. Nothing doing: Our Opera blew his yawn event out of the water, attendance-wise, and enthusiasm-wise. From my FireDogLake.com story at the time: “I called Jill’s Field Director to tell him about her rise in the UMass poll, and he shocked me by telling me that this Rock Opera was her most-attended campaign function. What?! Why didn’t I do ten times as much? Why didn’t ten people do ten times as much? One person with no money writes some poems, and that’s the biggest event? I don’t get it.” Hey out there! Help me out! Don’t make me do it all by myself again this time too! http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/10/22/governor-deval-patrick-politely-declines-to-open-for-my-rock-opera-at-umass-thats-cool-jill-still-will/

Right now, things are desperate, dire, and in doubt. Right now, Today and for the next few, we need to work very hard and fast. Regressive repressive anti-ballot access laws threaten to keep Jill Stein off the ballot in the very places where she would likely be the strongest. Many or most people don’t vote because of the lack of choice, but the opportunity to choose Jill Stein could inspire millions of people to register. Now is our chance to Get Up/Stand Up/Occupy our own Freedom. Just go ahead and do it, because we’re in a big long struggle. As Jamaican dub poet Mutabaruka told us in way back 1986: http://www.ireggae.com/dispoem.htm

“dis poem is long cannot be short”

“dis poem is now ringin talkin irritatin

makin u want to stop it

but dis poem will not stop”

Remember that: Not only can it be done; it must be done; it cannot be stopped. The Marijuana movement was strong enough to get it Medically Legalized in all those 20 states, strong enough to get Legislative propositions up in 20 states, and strong enough to get Marijuana on the ballot in eleven states this year! Our Power is hidden, but it is Gigantic.

Welcome to the Sticky Green Revolution. This is the Green Revolution, the cool change that we’ve dreamed of and waited for all our lives. We’ve got to get back to the Garden. Prohibition Repeal is at hand. Sisters and brothers, we who believe in peace and love and freedom, we protectors of Mother Earth, we Hemp reformers, and Marijuana users and growers and movers, and Cannabusiness people: We are about to take over this country. Human Rights activists, college students, Occupiers, the unnoticed Hippie movement, the Rainbow Family, the Underground Economy, Dead-Phish, and reform-minded voters are in a position to overturn Cannabis Prohibition the very same way our foreparents overthrew Alcohol Prohibition eighty years ago: By electing a Prohibition Repeal President. Then it was Franklin D. Roosevelt. Now, it is Dr. Jill Stein, MD. (For more information about how Prohibition was Repealed and how we can use the same tactics now, dig this: http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/25/the-magic-map-says-43-states-want-pot-reform-but-the-clock-says-just-4-days-left-to-repeal-prohibition-with-president-jill-stein/

So, let me tell you what I’m gonna do: I’m going to tell you how we, the Jill Stein-Cannabis Coalition, can win this Presidential Election, and win our freedom. I’ll tell you what we’re looking to do. I’ll tell you how you can help. Please help. After I tell you what we need and where we need it when, then comes the Magic Map, which shows both the Jill Stein situation, and the Marijuana situation in each state. Then a little blurb close up of each region and every state, including statewide issues related to Marijuana and/or Jill Stein and/or the Election. (You all can help me update this state-by-state info and the Magic Map info in the coming weeks.) (To do that, you can network and keep in touch at Sticky Greens homepage. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767 ) Then will be donation discussion and links. Finally, there will be funny cheap political bumper stickers to get our message out.

Jack Herer was a Hemp and climate activist, and a friend. We both spoke/performed at about 30 different events in tandem, all over the country. Smoked a lot of pot together too. He exposed many lies about Hemp Prohibition and many truths about climate science. Now, a very strong strain of Marijuana is named after him. Jack asserted that the United States can supply all of its current energy usage and future needs simply by growing Hemp for biomass and seed oil on 6% of our arable land. In 2010, Lund University in Sweden proved that Jack was right. If we planted that ’6%’ crop of Hemp today, the United States could be Energy Independent by the November Election. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/24/marijuana-voters-join-jill-stein-now-green-revolution-economic-conversion-this-week-only/

Instead of Legalizing Hemp, President Obama wants to supply our country’s energy with Mountain Top Removal Coal, Oil Wars, Fracking chemicals in our drinking water, poisonous sea food from the Gulf of Mexico, a giant leaking Terrorist-targeted Pipeline From Nowhere, and attacking the structural integrity of the Alaskan coast while polluting the Arctic Ocean. And he says that’s because he wants us to be “Energy Independent.” What a conman. What a disgrace. And he’s trying to start another Oil War right now, with Syria and Iran (and Russia).

Jill Stein and her Vice Presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were Political Prisoners yesterday morning, but they’re out of jail now. They were arrested for “Defiant Trespass” at a bank in Philadelphia, for knocking on a door that they knew was locked, trying to help prevent some poor people from being thrown out of their homes. You can tell by the name of the charge that their crimes were Political, rather than actual. Knocking on that door was obviously protected Speech under the US Constitution. First Amendment. Everybody should read the Constitution at least that far. http://my.firedoglake.com/jest/2012/08/01/stein-honkala-arrested-at-a-fannie-mae-sit-in-over-foreclosures/

Here’s The Ballad of the Legend of Jill Stein: http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/08/04/jill-stein-busted-for-defiant-trespass-for-knockin-on-the-door-of-a-giant-bank/

This is a very serious campaign. I’m not trivializing the other things Jill Stein does: A lot of important things, and she has a multifaceted campaign. If you’re not into pot, you might think my writing here is irreverent, or overly reverent. I’ll say some things about the rest of the campaign too. Everything Is Interrelated.

But my mission here now is to unite the nation’s one hundred fifty million Marijuana voters [who need their freedom(!)] with Dr. Stein. http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/record-high-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx So, more than half the country wants Legalized Marijuana, and fully three-quarters want a Third Party! http://politix.topix.com/gary-johnson/581-do-you-want-a-third-party-candidate And a Bloomberg-Washington Post poll a year ago revealed that 52% of Americans recognize that the Democrats and Republicans are the same [and they're both against us(!)]. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/15/washington-post-bloomberg-presidential-economy-poll-shows-jill-stein-winning-in-a-landslide-the-way-i-read-it/

Though some states haven’t actually allowed distribution of it yet, twenty states’ legislatures have now passed Medical Marijuana laws [though New Hampshire's Governor vetoed it], states with Electoral Votes totaling 187. Another six states with 68 more Electoral Votes are voting on Marijuana issues this November. That’s 255. Florida and New York each has 29 votes, and Texas has 38. If Dr. Stein carries any of those three, along with the Marijuana industry, she has it! I reiterate: She needs just the Medical Marijuana states, the states voting on Marijuana the same day as the Presidential Election, and one more state! And that final state has to have at least 15 Electoral Votes, so that one state must be either Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, or North Carolina. But there are many other possible winning scenarios for her.

Marijuana is on the ballot this November in ten states all told, with 112 total Electoral Votes. One of those states is Jill Stein’s home state of Massachusetts, where Mitt Romney was Governor. Another is President Obama’s home state of Illinois. In every state with Marijuana on the ballot, Marijuana smokers will be energized to vote. We have the incentive: We can gain our freedom on Election Day 2012 by Legalizing Marijuana and Electing Jill Stein President: The President can unilaterally order the Rescheduling of Marijuana – so that it is no longer “Schedule One.” That makes it Legal as medicine. He could do that today. He could have done it three-and-a-half years ago. I wonder who paid him not to do it.

After President Jill Stein lifts the ban on pot, Dispensaries in California, Colorado, and others with MMJ might legally be able to sell and ship it to other states.

California “Conservatives” pushed back against pot in two local elections this year, but other Californians make money off Legal Medical Marijuana. It’s a half-a-trillion-dollar industry. That’s actually more than enough to fund this entire Jill Stein For President campaign. (By the way, do you know what California “Conservatives” wanted in their “anti-pot” campaign? They wanted MMJ to be taxed and regulated. Like wine.) (Some of us want it Legal like tomatoes.)

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, corporations have already given a billion dollars to the Obama/Romney campaign. Jill Stein recently said that she intends to run her entire campaign on only a million dollars. That’s just a drop in the bucket for the Marijuana economy. Let’s give that to her right away; do it now; do what’s right. She simply needs a group in each state – let’s call it a Pound-O’Pot Group of Stoner Donors – in every state we need the same amount of people who would come together to smoke a pound of pot – twenty people – we need each of them to give $250. Here in Massachusetts, that $250 is a lot less than the price of an ounce of Marijuana. Such a deal! So, twenty people in each state could just forgo their next bag of pot, send that money to Jill Stein for President, and that’s her million dollars! (That’s it; that’s all she needs, with the Matching Funds, and with what she’s already got plus what’s coming, plus their Matching Funds; she’ll have it all when her 20 Stoner Donors from each state make that donation: Jill Stein gets her million dollars. If you want to protect the Dispensaries and the Medical Marijuana industry, if you want to stop Global Warming, if you use Cannabis, and/or if you want it Legal, please join us now. http://www.jillstein.org/funding

(16) The point is: If Jill Stein carries all ten states with Marijuana on the ballot, and California, that’s 167 Electoral Votes. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Jill Stein’s home state, with eleven Electoral Votes, is one of those states with Legalizing pot on the docket. The rest of New England has a very strong Marijuana movement, and an additional 22 Electoral Votes. My premise is this: Jill Stein can carry all those states, the ones with pot on the ballot, and the New England states that she calls home. But the big bull of the woods is California. That’s 169 EVs, so far. And Florida can possibly go to Stein too. More about that below. If she gets Florida with those voting on pot, and she gets New England, then she’ll be at 218. It takes 270 to win. She’s very popular – and that popularity is growing fast – in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, with another 54 Electoral Votes between them. That’s 272. Bingo!

Here’s something new on Jill Stein from McClatchy news service in a Texas newspaper. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/01/4149133/green-partys-jill-stein-looks.html

But she could actually get a lot more than just those 272 Electoral Votes: Eight other states, with a total of 42 Electoral Votes, already have Medical Marijuana laws, so lots of people in those states have extreme incentive to defend their respective Marijuana delivery systems by electing Jill Stein; perhaps in hopes that their state may become home to the next trillion-dollar pot industry bonanza, like California and Colorado, who are now affecting the economy of the entire world with their MMJ; or, at least, they could Free The People! That 42 EVs added to the 262 makes 314, a winning total! But it gets even better than that: Another Sixteen (16) states have Marijuana propositions before their legislatures this year, sixteen states with Electoral Votes totaling 170. In fact, only seven states are not trying to Legalize Marijuana this year: Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, Virginia, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Mitt Romney’s home state Utah. The total Electoral Vote of those states not currently trying to Legalize Marijuana is just 67.

The President and Romney will be doing and saying lots of outrageous and awful things every day. It is our job to point out to the public just how terrible they are. We are the media now, and if thousands of us publish stories of their bumbling Fascist injustices, we can raise the consciousness of the nation. We have never needed honesty and action on Global Warming more than we need it now, but both Obromneys will be ignoring and denying climate science, by calling for Pipelines and Fracking, and onshore and offshore Oil drilling, and Coal and Nuclear Power. They’ll be warmongering. Remember, every time they threaten to bomb Iran’s Nukes, they are also threatening to simultaneously Dirty Bomb all the American troops stationed in Afghanistan! Obama’s Defense Secretary Panetta threatened to do it again yesterday. That’s superstitious. It’s all for Oil. It’s climate holocaust denial.

Both Barack Bushbama and Mitt Obromney will be disrespecting Human Rights and workers’ rights and women’s right. Watch them, and call them out on it. Nobody likes them anyway. Both of them are very very Very weak candidates. Face it: Everybody in the country knows they’re both dishonest greedy liars.

Speaking of that: Be prepared for false, lying polls saying that  we don’t have a chance. We need to take the bullshit by the horns! Be ready when and if they shut down Facebook and the greater internet. We’ve got to overturn the dominant paradigm before they know what hit them. Their Oil War Economy is going down!  OWE – that debt-based dinosaur economy, focused on destructive extraction – is on its way out, to be replaced by a vibrant new Hemp-based Clean-Energy Tree-Of-Life economy where full employment and home ownership are the norm. We’ll have Universal Health Care and debt-free kindergarten-to-college education for all! Do you want your freedom or not? Now is the time to Get Up, Stand Up, Occupy your Rights! Get up and take it. C’mon. Let’s do this.

Most of us reporters who investigate politicians, and their apparent Bribes from corporations and the wealthy, really respect the Center For Responsive Politics and its opensecrets.org, an invaluable financial research tool. Beginning at 29:20 in the following video, CRP Executive Director Sheila Krumholz reveals that “the two Parties” will receive about $18 million for their Conventions. But I want to draw your attention to the segment beginning at 21:20, wherein she talks about President Obama crushing the Matching Funds system. Obama was the first Major Party nominee to refuse Matching Funds: He did that in order to take much more money, hidden and soft. Even Obama’s ethically challenged Republican opponent John McCain said it was dishonest for Obama to turn the Matching Funds down. Krumholz goes on to say in the segment that Obama, through that dishonest move four years ago, has single-handedly dismantled the entire Matching Funds system. She says Matching Funds is “dead,” but we know that’s not true, because Jill Stein just got them. Furthermore, one person cannot be allowed to unilaterally make a decision that destroys Matching Funds for less-connected candidates, while taking $18 million from the Government himself for a giant TV commercial called a Convention. (The Conventions are very late this year, in September, to prevent college students from protesting them.) Obviously, if the Green Party can’t afford to sue the Republicrats for making off with that eighteen mil, somebody sure should. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/JShe

(22) Jill Stein is in Georgia this morning. She’ll be on the steps of the State Capitol in Atlanta today.  http://www.jillstein.org/jill_s_trip_to_georgia  Now we are facing an uphill battle, trying to get Jill on the ballot in as many states as possible, and some of them really make the ballot-access barrier a nightmare. We need to make this a 51-state race. Let’s stress that it’s a nationwide movement. We don’t know how the Electoral Vote is going to fall. We’ll need every state we can get. In the Southern States, we’ll need the Freedom Riders of 1961 to ride again. In some states, suspicious intelligence-community-like happenings are tripping up the Green Party. Georgia needs more than 50,000 signatures to get Jill on the ballot, and North Carolina – where Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama will clasp hands onstage in Bank Of America Stadium at the so-called “Democratic” Convention – requires 80,000. Alabama would want 25,000 to let the Green Party on the ballot, but for only 5,000 signatures, Jill Stein can run as an Independent, provided she gets at least 400 signatures from every single county in Alabama. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/07/19/mlk-would-be-ashamed-georgia-need-voters-rights-freedom-riders-again-this-time-for-ganja-jill-stein-kwabena-nkromo/

(23) The Georgia Green Party is arranging host families for the Freedom Riders. Hopefully, those Freedom Riders will base in Georgia, then also spread out to Alabama and North Carolina, to try to get them on the ballot too. In Virginia, home of the CIA, they need 10,000 signatures, probably have about half of that, but a group called the “Independent Greens” (which claims to also support Jill Stein) claims to have another 3,000 signatures that they want to sell to the Green Party. I also got a call from Alaska, from someone saying that for $12,000 he could hire the right signature gatherers to get her on the ballot in Alaska. But he also said that he was a former Green who has evolved. http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/07/will-third-parties-make-a-difference-in-november.html and http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2012/07/georgia-ballot-access-lawsuit-update/

(24) Alaska had more Greens percentage-wise than any other state, and the Democratic Party has largely failed there. A judge once ruled there that growing Marijuana is Legal according to Alaska’s Constitution, lots of nature lovers, Native Americans, Native Alaskans. Lots of destruction by Oil. This is so insane and superstitious. We are in a fragile web of life. We’ve already raised the temperature. Now the President and Congress are cooperating with what amounts to a Military attack on the integrity of Alaska’s coastline, just like this and previous Traitor Presidents allowed attacks on the integrity of the Gulf coast, resulting in disastrous flooding, but hey, they got lots of Oil. With Hemp we can be Energy Independent right away without any drilling or dredging. And Alaska would benefit more than anyone.

(25) Wisconsin was home Weedstock, an annual festival where thousands of dedicated Cannabis enthusiasts gathered to imbibe and organize: I performed there a few times it was conducted by my Yippie brother Ben Masel, the long-haired activist lawyer and sometime political candidate (who recently passed). We need the Friends of Ben and the legacy of Ben Masel to get up and pick up the Green Party in Wisconsin. Wisconsin prime brain-washing territory. MSNBC’s The Ed Show‘s Ed Schultz tells people daily that hard workers like those in Wisconsin need a strong labor President. The fallacy of Schultz’ argument is that he then points to Obama, who continues to support Slavery in Bahrain. As long as he supports Slavery, he’s anti-labor. Anybody should be able to see that. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/18/our-international-shame-the-5th-fleet-quit-disgracing-the-us-and-get-the-hell-out/

(26) Minnesota and Wisconsin both grow lots of pot, and have Native American communities. Activist and former Green VP nominee Winona LaDuke is from there, and so is Cannabis reformer former Governor Jesse Ventura who ran on the Reform Party ticket. Prairie Home Companion‘s Garrison Keillor celebrates the culture there of Norwegian Americans [I'm one] and live entertainment, radio plays and such. Keillor sometimes pitches fake ads, and one of those products he’s ‘selling’ is “Rainbow Motor Oil, from the Rainbow Family of fine automotive products!” He’s talking to us, to people like me who’ve told him about the Rainbow Family in letters. Lots of Rainbows in Minnesota, especially since that great national Rainbow Gathering up in the Boundary Waters July 4, 1990. Come on out, Family, remember: Bob Marley said “I am a Rainbow too.” He also said “Get Up Stand Up.”

(27) Jill Stein is listed as a Write-In candidate in Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, and North Carolina. Oklahoma and Nevada haven’t even allowed the start of petitioning yet – part of rigging the Election. Yes, they’re rigging it, but we’re tearing apart that rigging if we can. Because ours is the only reasonable stand on so many issues. If we get the word out, these are our natural constituents and allies who are already located in every single state: Protectors of the planet; the poor, college students, Native Americans, Latinos and immigrants; discriminated-against racial, religious, sexual, cultural, and linguistic groups; Human Rights activists of all issues, and the already intricate nationwide state-to-state networkings of Occupy Wall Street, Deadheads, Phish fans, the Rainbow Family, activists, the Medical Marijuana industry, and of course the hundred million or so brave and dedicated outlaw users, growers, vendors, and deliverers: They deserve our respect and protection. http://www.gp.org/2012/ballot-access.html and http://www.jillstein.org/ballot

(28) In America’s Heartland, the Great Plains, and the Northern Rockies, the Democratic Party hasn’t done well at all and in some places is an utter failure. They’ve never even had a credible opposition Party. Maybe it can be us. If there’s no Green Party in your state, come to the Sticky Greens homepage to network, to organize, to meet, to plan. Meanwhile, they smoke lots of pot, have a Rainbow presence, college students, activists, no opposition Party, and Marijuana is the top money crop in every one of these states. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767?ref=hl

(29) If Cannabis voters hit the campaign hard and fast for the next two days, we can – that is, we need to try to get Jill Stein on the ballot, in especially the pot states. We need volunteers in Iowa to gather signatures: To sign or to help gather them, call 319-331-9616. Please hurry! There are lots of farmers in Iowa, who will benefit greatly when they are finally again legally able to grow Hemp for the nation’s energy needs. There are lots of pot growers already in Iowa and Indiana, and lots of Cannabis consumers there, and lots and lots of Deadheads. But there’s a repressive Government in Indiana trying to hold down dissenting voices. Iowa and Indiana Marijuana industries: Come out and help us Legalize! In Indiana you can download the petition here. http://ingp.info/ballot-access Please, lots of you in Indiana, print out Jill Stein ballot Petitions at libraries and get Indiana voters who aren’t on internet to sign.

(30) The Kansas City, Missouri, Greens meet in a local bookstore. but there’s not much Green Party presence in Missouri; though I know there is a strong Marijuana movement there, with a proposition in the legislature this year and a measure on the ballot in Springfield, Missouri, this fall. The Marijuana voters and the freedom voters and the Civil Rights voters should be out in force to support Jill Stein, if we can reach them to tell them about her. Hell no! We won’t Jim Crow! This Racist Drug War’s got to go!

To get a hold of get-on-the-ballot Petitions, You can sometimes find local Green groups through the national Green Party of the United States site http://www.gp.org/states.php, or through Wikipedia 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_%28United_States%29#State_parties or Facebook. Sometimes information is outdated. Keep looking. You might get info through the national campaign, http://www.jillstein.org/ Sometimes you can find sympathetic organizations on the following list, but it’s severely outdated, and many of the groups claim to be “Progressive,” but still support Obama. The trouble with that is “Progressive” is Left-wing, and Obama is the far-far-Right: Obama publicly claims that he is allowed to order Murders. (Even Reagan at the height of his hubris and Nixon at the height of his insanity didn’t go that far Right!) http://www.irregularnews.com/states/index.htmlYou can all network on Sticky Greens homepage on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767

(32) The Northwest needs some Tree Sitters quick! Washington state’s Legal Marijuana industry made it one of the states that’s given the most to the Jill Stein campaign. Please, if you are in Washington and in the industry, get the Petition and get your contacts to sign it as quickly as possible. People in the Washington and Oregon Marijuana movements can also help out by going into Idaho and Montana, to help spur the Medical Marijuana people there into joining our revolution and getting Jill Stein on the ballot. It looks like we missed getting her on Montana, which we should have had by the end of August 1. That means we need the Medical Marijuana people and the freedom-loving people and the environmental voices of Montana to campaign hard and long. Let people know. And where it seems really really difficult is Nevada: Medical Marijuana emergency in Nevada: There is no Petition yet to get Jill Stein on the ballot: It is up to the MediJuana industry in Nevada (Jill may end up being a Write-in candidate there: Don’t let us down!)

(33) North Dakota wants to get its Medical Marijuana up and running, there’s a ballot question: There’s enthusiasm: Jill Stein can tap into that. South Dakota has a very strong Hemp movement at Pine Ridge Reservation where Indians are still suppressed.

(34) New Hampshire needs lots of people signing and circulating Petitions. Hurry! Every day at 4:20 pm people smoke Marijuana in Civil Disobedience near many City Halls, Court Houses, and Cop Shops in New Hampshire. Bring registration forms, register these people, and get them to sign the Petition to get Jill on the ballot. Call 207-841-6595 right away if you can help. Connecticut also needs help right away. See the blurb below. I want to do a consciousness-raising emissary tour to the Cannabis communities and alternative political groups in New England. More about that below. The New Hampshire Legislature Legalized Medical Marijuana, and the Governor vetoed it: The people of New Hampshire are already on our side. 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.

(35) Maine: Maine has a very 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. After enjoying some of the first Legal Medijuana in California in 1995, I enthusedly told High Times editor Steve Hager how cool I found it, and he said “You should see Maine.” That’s what I’m sayin’.

(36) Rhode Island: Rhode Island Legalized Medical Marijuana, but the Obama Administration ruthlessly cracks down on it there. Contact the Medijuana facilities, providers, groups, and organizations about it, and ask them to contact their patients fast!

(37) 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. I think that the Vermont’s Progressive Party, Socialist Liberation Party, and Marijuana Party, I think that you all should consider yourselves the Vermont delegation of the Greens. All three Parties are Socialist. Jill Stein evoked Socialism in her acceptance speech, and so did many other speakers at last month’s Green Party Convention. Jill thanked our Socialist forerunners in her speech.

(38) Let’s get Kentucky on the ballot. I once joined the Green Democrats of Kentucky: When I was in Kentucky nearly 20 years ago, Jack Herer and I both worked for the Democratic Gubernatorial campaign of Gatewood Galbraith, a Global Warming and Hemp activist who proved part of Jack’s Clean-Energy hypothesis, by driving all over Kentucky in his normal showroom Mercedes Benz on Clean Fuel that he squeezed out of Hemp seeds, without causing any Global Warming. The proof is in the pudding: If Gatewood can press his own seeds and drive without emitting Greenhouse Gases, then so could I. So could you. The US could have stopped emitting them 20 years ago, back when Gatewood and Jack and I were teaching about it on that Gubernatorial campaign. Willie Nelson was with Gatewood’s campaign then too. He and Gatewood appeared on the cover of High Times magazine together. Rest In Peace, Gatewood and Jack. Party on, dudes. And now Kentucky’s Governor Rand Paul favors Liberalizing enforcement against pot. Good, because it’s growing on every piece of property in Kentucky!

(39) Throughout all of the Eastern Mountain states Coal mining devastates health, climate, mountaintops, labor, communities, politics. RAMPS – Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival – is trying to help. This is an example of whom we must coalition with, people like RAMPS, Greenpeace, Earth First!, the Ruckus Society: Direct action environmentalists.

The Stein campaign says costs for gathering signatures average around $6,000 per state. If you really want to make that happen yourself, you’re allowed to give the campaign up to $2,500 (though only the first $250 qualifies for the Matching Funds. https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate Most people, even within the Stein campaign, don’t realize that the Stein camp will be able to continue claiming Matching Funds until the Republicrat Conventions end around September 6 or 7.

Many independent voters like Jill Stein. Today I got an excited email about her from a very prominent Socialist. Yesterday, a confirmed Anarchist who hasn’t voted in ten years joined us. The day before that, it was two people who had never voted, until this time! I’ve heard from lots of supporters who are Libertarians, and some Ron Paul partisans. Also an Ayn Rand fan and a Boston Tea Party member, and some from the Pirate Party. And of course, lots of dissatisfied disaffected disenchanted disenfranchised Democrats. There’ll be lots more of ‘em coming. We’ll need them. We’ll even take Republicans who’ve given up on the Right. If there are any Socialists or Communists out there, this is your chance to join a revolution.

If you’re a musician, you can record a Willie Nelson song in support of Legalizing Jack and Electing Jill. The song is called “A Peaceful Solution.” If you record it, Willie Nelson’s site may host it on the web. Learn it here: You can listen to the song, and a Marijuana Legalization speech from Jill Stein. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/07/14/end-prohibition-now-jill-stein-willie-nelson-want-a-peaceful-solution

The far Right has controlled of this country for far too long. If you steer your car too far to the Right, it hits the edge of the road: What’s needed at this point, then, is to veer Left, because: Steering a “constant, steady, even-handed approach” takes us off the road and into the ditch; and then, making a sharp Right turn, as President Obama has done, well that flips the car and totals it. Now we’ve got four Right-leaning corporate-funded Koch Brothers-supported candidates against Jill Stein. Four Koch candidates who’ll allow environmental destruction by continuing to burn Oil and profit the Koch brothers. Four against Jill: They are: Obama, Romney, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson: The libertarianism of Paul and Johnson allows burning Oil for profit – end of story. These four unfortunately stand ready to let the Global Warming Holocaust continue.

The Obromney Team gets lots of help from Big Oil, and they return the favor: By burning Oil, Natural Gas, and Coal for these three-and-a-half years instead of immediately switching to Clean Fuel, President Obama made fossil Fuel companies even filthier rich, but Obama has pushed world climate at the breaking point with these insane tactics, when he could have pushed Legalizing Hemp instead, which would give our country Energy Independent in about three months. Obama says that he wants Fracking (which poisons children’s drinking water) so that we can be Energy Independent, but using Hemp, we’d have a lot more “Natural Gas” a lot quicker, without causing any Global Warming, and without destructive Pipelines, and without poisoning any children. Barack Fracking Obromney is not your friend. (Of course, Obama’s position on Fracking greatly profits the Koch brothers [with much of their money in Dioxin-laden wood-pulp (non-Hemp) paper].)

Seek out our natural allies in every state: Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawai’ians; racial, ethnic, minority, and religious groups that are discriminated against; students, the Occupy Movement, the peace movement, Marijuana voters, teachers, Gays; Women; workers; environmentalists, anti-Nuke activists, Journalists (honest ones), people who want peace and freedom and justice. Future articles here will have pointers on how to talk to specific voter groups. 
You can get campaign updates and important news in my column here at FireDogLake.com. Hurry! http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/

The Marijuana industry is in control of the US Presidential Election. If Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, MD, carries the Medical Marijuana states, and the states voting on Marijuana this fall, and One More State, then she’ll be President. I iterate: If Jill Stein takes the states with proven Marijuana constituencies, and one more state, then, she wins! I say Go Ganja Jill!

You may have to squint your eyes, or squint your consciousness a little to interpret the map below. It shows in red the states that are polling for Romney, and in blue the states leaning toward Obama. If neither of the corporate stooges consistently leads in a state’s polls, I give that state to Stein and mark it green. Marijuana-friendly situations are marked in green, and so are completed Petitions to get Jill on the ballot. Look at all that green! A guide to reading this map is highlighted below in green. Here’s a link to a map at the Jill Stein for President site, which shows ballot access progress. http://www.jillstein.org/ballot

 

*AK(3)*


Romney

petition

  *mmj*


loophole

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*WA(12)* *MT(3)* *ND(3)* *MN(10)* *WI(10)* *MI(16)* *************** *MA(11)*  *VT(3)*   *NH(4)* *ME(4)*


~Obama~  RomneyRomney ~Obama~ **Stein* **Stein* ********* ~Obama~ ~Obama~ **Stein* ~Obama~

petition     petition    petition   petition   petition  *done*   *********** *done*     petition     petition     *done*


**mmj* **mmj*   ooooo      oooo    *prop*   **mmj*  *************** loophole   *prop*      **mmj*     **mmj*


*ballot*   ooooo  *ballot*    oooo     *hemp*  *ballot* ***************** *ballot*   socialist    **CD**     *hemp*

********

*OR(7)*   *ID(4)*   *WY(3)*   *SD(3)* ************* *IL(20)* *IN(11)**OH(18)* *NY(29)* *CT(7)* *RI(4)*

~Obama~ RomneyRomneyRomney ********* ~Obama~ **Stein* **Stein* ~Obama~~Obama~~Obama~

*done*    petition petition petition         ***********         *done*  petition  *done*    *done* petition  petition

*mmj*    *prop*        oooo        oooo       **********        *prop*     *prop    *prop*    *prop*  *mmj*   *mmj*

*ballot*    oooo          oooo     *hemp* ************** *ballot*     oooo  *ballot*  smokeasy   oooo       oooo

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***  *NV(6)*  *UT(6)*  *CO(9)*  *NE(5)*  *IA(6)* *WV(5)* *VA(13)* *DC(3)* *PA(20)* *DE(3)*  *NJ(14)

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**  **Stein* Romney **Stein* Romney **Stein* Romney **Stein* ~Obama~ **Stein* ~Obama~ ~Obama~

**    *????*   *done*    *done*   petition   petition   *done*   petition   *done*    petition    *done*    petition

**    *mmj*    oooo      *mmj(!)*   oooo      *mmj*    *prop*      oooo   *mmj*    *prop*      *mmj*     *mmj*

**    *prop*    oooo     *ballot*    oooo        *prop*    oooo      oooo    oooo        oooo     oooo       oooo

********

*CA(55)* oooo    *KS(6)* *MO(10)* *OK(7)* *AR(6)* *TN(11)* *KY(8)* *NC(15)* *MD(10)*

~Obama~ oooo  Romney **Stein*   Romney Romney Romney Romney **Stein* ~Obama~

*done*   oooo     petition    petition    *????*    *done*    *done*  petition   petition   petition

*mmj(!)*  oooo    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*

*ballot*   oooo       oooo     *ballot*     oo     *ballot*      oooo     *hemp*    oooo   oooo

********

*********   *AZ(11)* *NM(5)* *TX(38)* *LA(8)* *MS(6)* *AL(9)* *GA(16)* *SC(9)

*********    **Stein* **Stein* Romney Romney Romney Romney Romney **Stein

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********    *done*   *done*   *done*   *done*   *done*   petition   petition   *done

*********      *mmj*   *mmj*      oooo      oooo     *prop*     *prop*     oooo    *prop

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**********        oooo      oooo    *Willie*   oooo         oooo    oooo      oooo   oooo

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*HI(4)*  oooooo   oooo    ooooo  oooooo   ooooooo   oooo   oooo   *FL(29)*

~Obama~ oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  **Stein*

*done*   oooo         oooo      ooooo     oooo  ooo  ooooo    oooo           *done*

*mmj*    oooo       oooo     ooooo       oooo    oooooo  ooo    oooo        *prop*

oooo    oooo       oooo      ooooo     oooooo   oooooo    oooo     loophole

 

How to Read this Map

A. Get so stoned that it looks like a map. See Florida in the lower right (Southeast) corner? All 50 states and the District of Columbia are situated approximately where they should be. Now look at the upper left (Northwest) corner. See Alaska? See how loop in the word loophole looks like the Aleutian Islands? See how the rest of that word looks like the Alaska Panhandle? No? Youi’d better smoke a little more smoke. Find your state on the map. Compare it to other states.

B. The caption for each state shows the state’s Presidential polling, states in which Jill Stein is on the ballot, and it shows the Marijuana legal situation in the state.

Line 1: Two-letter state abbreviation, followed in parentheses by the number of Electoral Votes the state is allotted.

Line 2: Tells who is consistently leading in Presidential polls in the state. If it has no consistent leader, I call it for Stein.

Line 3:Tells if Jill Stein’s petitioning is “done,” shown in green, or in progress, shown almost green, or not happening yet, show in purple.

Line 4: Tells ifthe state has Medical Marijuana [mmj]; if the state’s Medi-Juana is crucial to our national economy [mmj(!)]; and if the state had/has a Marijuana Proposition this year [prop].

Line 5: Tells if Marijuana is on the ballot in the state this year [ballot]; if outlaw Marijuana Smokeasies currently operate in the state [smokeasy]; if state citizens frequently use Civil Disobedience pot smoking to intimidate police [CD]; if the state has a strong Industrial Hemp movement [hemp]; if the state has Willie Nelson helping out its (Industrial) Hemp movement [Willie]; and if the state has a hidden loophole through which Marijuana is already more legal than it is in other states [loophole]. (Some stuff may spill over into other Lines.)

Loopholes: (1) In Florida, prescription Marijuana is already legal. Very few people get it. Elvy Musikka, a good friend of mine who has severe Glaucoma, is one of the few patients in this country getting it prescribed. Unfortunately, it is the worst pot you can imagine: The males and females aren’t separated; it’s harvested by lawnmower; if she gets a bud, it’s by accident; it’s warehoused for years so that by the time she gets it, she has to re-humidify it or it won’t even smoke. (2) In Ohio, if you possess less than 100 grams, you cannot even be ticketed. Nearly everyone in Ohio has under 100 grams. (3) Here in Massachusetts, if caught with Marijuana, the culprit doesn’t have to give the police his or her real name, and doesn’t have to pay the fine. Another Massachusetts Loophole: If the person caught with Marijuana is using it medicinally for Asthma, AIDS, or Cancer, then the charges must be dropped. (4) Alaska’s Supreme Court ruled Marijuana legal there. (~5) Wisconsin’s Constitution provides that possession of Marijuana on private property is not a crime unless and until someone files a complaint. (Wisconsin is not marked as a full Loophole on the map.)

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51-State Strategy

We first need to get Jill Stein on the ballot in many states. Everywhere we need to register people to vote. Get some forms and keep them with you. Below are examples of how to help our cause in each state, and who to reach out to there. We need to get her money to run her campaign. Not much, just a little. I’ve estimated how many Stoner Donors it takes in each state, if it’s just us coming up with the money, assuming that each Stoner Donor gives $250 to Jill Stein instead of buying that next bag of boo. The entry for each state tells how many Electoral Votes the state has (EV) and how many Stoner Donors (SDs) it takes to pull your state’s weight for this election

(538 Electoral Votes: 270 Needed to Win. 
States with Marijuana on the Ballot: 12, with 167 Electoral Votes. (The two California communities voting to restrict Medical Marijuana Dispensaries won this year – Marijuana will not be on the ballot in California in November. In Missouri, only Springfield is voting on it.) Current Medical Marijuana States: 19, with 176 Electoral Votes (only 170, not including Iowa). (Iowa’s Board of Pharmacy recommended Legalization, but its cowardly Legislature hasn’t done its duty yet.) States with Marijuana Propositions this year: 11, with 131 Electoral Votes. States with Smokeasies or other Civil Disobedient public pot smoking, or Loopholes allowing Legal Marijuana use, or strong Hemp movements, or a strong Socialist movement, or Willie Nelson: 11, with 142 Electoral Votes. States with Mighty Marijuana Movements This Year: 43 & DC: 471 Electoral Votes!)

If your state info needs updating for future editions of the data below, please contact Sticky Greens homepage. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767

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New England (On the Ballot in 2 of 6 States, 33 Electoral Votes; 2 made Matching Funds by July 1)

(See also New England Tour, below).


New Hampshire 4-EV 22-SDs ($5,443); Rich Zitola rich@jillstein.org 617-543-2579; Live Free or Die, get Jill Stein on the ballot; Medical Marijuana movement and would be vendors; people who smoke pot in public to intimidate the police; supporters of the nurse who became a Political Prisoner under Obama just because she helped her patient. At 4:20 every afternoon brave New Hampshire activists smoke Marijuana in public Civil Disobedience near police stations, city halls, courthouses, and other Government buildings – Nashua is particularly active – bring the Petitions to these people to sign, and have them contact their friends, Call Ben Schadtenburg for immediate organizing: 207-841-6595. See paragraphs 16, 34 (above).

Rhode Island 4-EV 22-SDs ($5,610); a lot of Rastafari in Rhode Island. Sign the paper. President Obama’s preventing the Dispensaries from opening should not be tolerated; vote the crook out! See paragraphs 16, 34, 36.


Vermont 3-EV 23-SDs ($5,706.11); http://www.advantagecreations.com/clients/bgp/index.htm & http://www.progressiveparty.org/ Vermont is a hard one. Please, Leftist Parties of Vermont, come join us: Progressive Party and Socialist Liberation Party: You should both know that Jill Stein evoked Socialism in her Green Party acceptance speech last month, and many other speakers at the Convention brought it up too! http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2012/07/17/jill-stein-presidential-acceptance-speech/ Marijuana Parties of Vermont, please join us for this Election. Jill Stein speaks out on Marijuana more than any other candidate I know. See paragraphs 16, 34, 37.


Maine 4-EV 27-SDs ($6,690); Maine’s Independent Green Party needs to fully unite with the state’s Medical Marijuana movement and growers. With a Jill and a Hemp economy future, Maine farmers stand to get wealthy. See paragraphs 16, 34, 35.

Connecticut 7-EV 45-SDs ($11,172.12); http://www.ctgreenparty.org/ 860-639-8101 or email jasonjortiz@gmail.com; or http://environmentalheadlines.com/ct/2012/07/31/earn-1-per-signature-petition-help-needed-to-get-jill-stein-on-the-ballot-in-ct/ See paragraphs 16, 34.

Massachusetts 11-EV 98-SDs ($24,172.12); Jill Stein’s home state and base of support. We need to educate the duped public, but they are thirsty for education, thirsty for more. The current Administration seems to think they know too much already. We’re ready for the struggle. See paragraphs 1, 16, 34.

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Florida & Texas (On the Ballot in Both States, 67 Electoral Votes; 2 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Oil is ruining Florida and Texas coasts and tourism and seafood and sea life. And Obama promises more. But the people haven’t forgotten.


Florida 29-EV 43-SDs ($10,838.95); Floridians are disgusted with both major Parties; Florida has more pot smokers, dealers, and smugglers than any other state, and all those people will be richer and better off with Jill Stein and Legal Marijuana. Also, being the first Jewish Presidential candidate in history might help Jill with some voters in Florida; See paragraphs 1, 16. (See also Community Radio Programming, below.)

Texas 38-EV 44-SDs ($10,987.10); immigration and smuggling issues; Oil, Gas, Pipelines; Texas is a leader in suppressing Civil Rights, where many millions of people want to escape their oppressors, and overthrow them. See paragraphs 1, 16.

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West Coast (On the Ballot in 4 of 5 States, 82 Electoral Votes; 3 made Matching Funds by July 1)


Alaska 3-EV 21-SDs ($5,385); See paragraphs 23, 24.

Hawai’i 4-EV 22-SDs ($5,570); when we gain our Freedom with Jill Stein, exotics like Hawai’ian Cannabis, Kava kava, Salvia divinorum, and ‘Shrooms could bring billions of dollars in to the islands.

Oregon 7-EV 43SDs ($10,705); Lots of radical environmentalists in the Northwest. See paragraphs 1, 32. See the Washington entry below.

Washington 12-EV 60-SDs ($14,964.05); hurry up, sign that Petition, Legalize it! See paragraphs 1, 32. We need Marijuana activists from Washington and Oregon to go into Idaho and Montana to help spread the word on Jill Stein and Marijuana. Defenders of the forest, help save our trees!

California 55-EV 91-SDs ($22,790.61); every Dispensary should organize all of its customers to donate to Jill Stein and work for her election, and finally get the Feds off their backs once and for all! Governor Jerry Brown, President Obama, US Attorney General Eric Holder, and California mayors waged war against Occupy by cooperating with police attacks against peaceful protesters with Torture devices that are War Crimes when used in war. See paragraphs 16.

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Midwest (On the Ballot in 3 of 8 States, 101 Electoral Votes; 5 made Matching Funds by July 1)


Iowa 6-EV 23-SDs ($5,769.05); This story that just came out may help her get on the ballot. http://www.dailyiowan.com/2012/07/25/Opinions/29250.html 319-331-9616; http://www.mpp.org/States/iowa/
 and http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/01/79-year-old_state_senator_drafts_medical_marijuana.php Iowa’s Medical Marijuana industry, and the movement for the 2012 Iowa Marijuana proposition need to unite with the Iowa Greens Immediately; because Jill needs 800 to 1,000 more signatures immediately. See paragraph 29.


Indiana 11-EV 26-SDs ($6,555); 33,742 signatures; http://ingp.info/ballot-access Indiana has a Marijuana proposition this year; with Marijuana and the Hemp energy economy, Indiana farmers are in a position to make billions of dollars. See paragraph 29. https://www.facebook.com/groups/rlipac/


Missouri 10-EV 27-SDs ($6,750); No Green presence in Missouri except an occasional Kansas City Greens meeting in a local bookstore. But there are lots of activists in Missouri, and a strong Marijuana movement. Marijuana is on the ballot in Springfield. http://nationalcannabiscoalition.com/2012/08/springfield-missouri-to-vote-on-cannabis-decriminalization/ See paragraphs 27, 30.

Ohio 18-EV 41-SDs ($10,355.02); Marijuana’s on the ballot, already got a legal loophole, this can be our territory, lots of activists, lots of Greens.

Michigan 16-EV 42-SDs ($10,522.78); Home of the great philosopher and Political Prisoner John Sinclair, Medical Marijuana, and Ann Arbor’s original $5 pot fine; Help Dr. Jill Stein, MD, Legalize Marijuana nationally.

Wisconsin 10-EV 44-SDs ($11,010.99); 4,000 signatures by August 7. Mail full Petitions to: Jill Stein for President, POB 260217 Madison WI 53726. Here’s the Petition. https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6QqBAwtNkQ6YS1qR1FqMVZiWFU See paragraph 25. Friends of Ben Masel: We need you!  https://www.facebook.com/ben.masel and http://www.madisonnorml.org/ and http://www.benmaselproject.com/

Minnesota 10-EV 45-SDs ($11,383.70); 2,000 signatures by August 21. 612-860-7316. http://www.mngreens.org/news/07172012-1003am/help-get-jill-stein-and-cheri-honkala-ballot-minnesota


Illinois 20-EV 49-SDs ($12,218);
 See paragraph 26.

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Eastern Seaboard (On the Ballot in 3 of 7 States, 92 Electoral Votes; 6 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Delaware 3-EV 22-SDs ($5,650); home of pot opponent DuPont and the worst and most dishonest slate of politicians the world has ever known, starting with Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Treating the non-existent condition Marijuana addiction is an industry there; so is Medical Marijuana; those two factors could bring us good luck and demographic, and they must be tired of crooks by now.


District of Columbia 3-EV 40-SDs ($10,124.55); (Washington, DC, hopes to have its four Dispensaries up and running soon.) See paragraph 1.


Virginia 13-EV 41-SDs ($10,154.90); http://www.vagreenparty.org/ballotaccess/ballotaccess2012.html See paragraphs 1, 23.

Pennsylvania 20-EV 44-SDs ($10,917.85); Fracking central, and remember John Murtha. http://www.yorkdispatch.com/news/ci_21153152/green-party-wants-get-candidates-ballot 20,600 signatures. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=8hbdnbkab&v=0010iyGwPSeYAHZw3RS-FhpDAaiLOozyI9x3ZgO3tngAcQuwUd2euepWO41u-pCANz6MtHEzpmi45Pug0oMiZfqGL5Zdhiw4FOZpoaqteSeUT21j_jGxiPbfCMxzLFeOPSPCjpQKZ3FJVs%3D

New Jersey 14-EV 44-SDs ($10,925); Medical Marijuana; crooked Government, Jersey needs Greens. http://www.gpnj.org/

Maryland 10-EV 44-SDs ($10,942.05); more than 1,000 still needed to make the 10,000 signatures. 410-429-MGP1. http://www.marylandgreenparty.org/2012/07/with-8866-signatures-verified-we-need.html


New York 29-EV 96-SDs ($23,945.28); Fracking, Stop and Frisk, Governor Cuomo with Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama waged war against peaceful protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Yippies are centered in New York, lots of activists there, High Times, world populations, United Nations. Poetry, politics, lots of stuff in New York. Everybody who cares about Civil Rights should be worried about the illegal and unconstitutional NYPD/CIA collaboration harassing Muslims and other ordinary citizens all over the Northeast. Also, being the first Jewish Presidential candidate in history could help Jill Stein with some voters in New York and nearby states.

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4 Corners & Nevada (On the Ballot in 4 of 5 States, 7 Electoral Votes; 3 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Nevada 4-EV 21-SDs ($5,312.47); http://gpnv.org/ See paragraph 27, 32.


Utah 6-EV 22-SDs ($5,395); Robert Redford, come on down!


New Mexico 5-EV 40SDs ($10,135.10); See paragraphs 1, 16.


Colorado 9-EV 43-SDs ($10,720.10); See paragraphs 1. Colorado’s Medical Marijuana output is influencing the entire world economy. Help Jill Stein, and her policies will help you. We also need people from Boulder area to go over to Laramie, Wyoming, to network to student activists there.

Arizona 11-EV 44-SDs ($10,948.50); See paragraphs 1, 16.

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Deep South (On the Ballot in 3 of 6 States, 60 Electoral Votes; 1 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Racist repression continues in the South. Barack Obama’s mercenaries carried out Genocide against Black people in Libya. Obama supports Slavery in Bahrain.

Mississippi 6-EV 20-SD ($5,020); see Louisiana entry below.


Louisiana 8-EV 20-SDs ($5,078); devastated by the flood and its response: Now Obama is going all out with more Oil drilling and spilling. The seafood is already poisoned, like the air and the water. Horrible police. We can help the people of the Gulf states get their freedom.


Georgia 16-EV 23-SDs ($5,843); See paragraphs 22, 23.


Alabama 9-EV 23-SDs ($5,850); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Alabama/123786197668410 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Alabama/146623778738835 It looks like an Administrative Coup to me, an Intelligence hit: One week after Obama got in office, Alabama Greens were destroyed. http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2009/01/29/alabama-online-activism-disintegration/ Left in Ala. Bullshit site: http://www.leftinalabama.com/frontPage.do See paragraph 22, and Louisiana entry above.

South Carolina 9-EV 24-SDs ($5,944.12).

North Carolina 15-EV 42-SDs ($10,433); Lots of Rainbow, hippies, Deadheads, Phish fans, poets, and performers in Asheville and the rest of Western North Carolina. http://www.ncgreenparty.org/ See paragraphs 1, 22, 27.

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Eastern Mountain States (On the Ballot in 3 of 4 States, 30 Electoral Votes; None made Matching Funds by July 1)

West Virginia 5-EV 20-SDs ($5,040) See paragraph 39.


Kentucky 8-EV 21-SDs ($5,195); http://kygreenparty.org/?p=211 Green Democrats of Kentucky See paragraph 38, 39.

Arkansas 6-EV 22-SDs ($5,450); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Drake-for-Congress/145897998759965   and  http://www.arnorml.org/  See paragraph 39.

Tennessee 11-EV 29-SDs ($7,368); Lots of Marijuana support for Jill Stein showed in monetary contributions here. See paragraph 39.

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Great Plains (On the Ballot in Zero of 5 States – 1 is Petitioning, 24 Electoral Votes; None made Matching Funds by July 1)

The Obama Administration treats the people of the America’s Heartland as if they’re complete buffoons: Propaganda tells them that Fracking and the Pipeline From Nowhere will help their economy. If President Obama had any spine, he’d stand up against it, instead, he plays along, gets hand-picked audiences who applaud every time that he brags about being the “Fracking President” or “George W. Obama on climate issues” or poisoning all the world’s children with his Fracking Pipeline of Bull. The Democratic Party never really made it in this part of the country; its lands need protectors; big Hemp growing region. http://blackagendareport.com/content/should-we-really-re-elect-fracking-president

South Dakota 3-EV 20-SDs ($5,010); Sioux natives of the Pine Ridge Reservation grew Hemp to make Hempcrete bricks. The Hempcrete idea has also caught on in North Dakota. The Government of course doesn’t allow them to make bricks out of Hemp, although, if everyone did it, That Would Actually Reduce Or Could Even Cure Global Warming! That removes Carbon from our atmosphere. http://www.gp.org/states/sdakota.shtml See paragraph 33.

Oklahoma 7-EV 2o-SDs ($5,045); http://jmbranum.com/sites/okgreens/lawsuit.htm See paragraph 27.


North Dakota 3-EV 2o-SDs ($5,110); See also South Dakota entry, above; https://www.facebook.com/greenpartynd See paragraph 33.

Kansas 6-EV 2o-SDs ($5,111.02); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Kansas/131986676846288 There was a Green Party Meeting Monday July 16, 2012, at Aquarius Book Store in Kansas City, Missouri, across the river. Mark Creamer who wrote the Hemp Manifesto is from Lawrence, Kansas. http://www.honkforhemp.com/manifest.htm


Nebraska -EV 22-SDs ($5,375); http://www.nebraskagreens.org/contact_us Nebraska Greens are really into Hemp, even on their Party website.

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Northern Rockies (On the Ballot in Zero of 3 States, 10 Electoral Votes; None made Matching Funds by July 1)

The Democratic Party never really made it in this part of the country; its lands need protectors; big pot-growing region.


Wyoming 3-EV 20-SDs ($5,000); Fantastic wildlife in beautiful Wyoming; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Wyoming/142288685809156 We need people from Boulder area of Colorado to do outreach to the college students of Laramie, which is where our strength will lie in this state. Wyoming is dominated by Fossil Fuels. In the early 1920s, when the President’s Interior Secretary Albert Fall took a Bribe from Sinclair Oil for private-profit access to what should be public: Our natural resources. When news of the Tea Pot Dome scandal broke, President Harding mysteriously died, killed by Oil interests everyone assumed, even encyclopedias of the 1920s and -30s. But today’s encyclopedias and almanacs don’t mention how suspicious it was. Five days after Fall was convicted, Oil speculators, stock traders, and bankers plunged us into the Great Depression on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929. http://www.laramiecountyclerk.com/elections.aspx and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming#Mineral_production See paragraph 32.

Montana 3-EV 20-SDs ($5,075); Montanans launched a recall of Senators who approved NDAA Military Detention; but unfortunately we will probably not be on the ballot in Montana – it’s past the deadline; we need the Medical Marijuana industry there to stand up: You Legalized it statewide, but Obama is hatefully harassing the patients; we need Marijuana activists from Washington and Oregon to come over and help spread the word. http://www.mtgreens.org/ See paragraph 32.


Idaho 4-EV 21-SDs ($5,265); Lots of Native Americans. A Marijuana proposition, but you need the right President, such laws are hard to implement; we need Marijuana activists from Washington and Oregon to come over and help spread the word. http://www.idahogreenparty.org/ 208-344-6804

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The people of every state want the Clean Energy that a Hemp economy will bring. We all want to end Global Warming. We all want there to be millions of good jobs available, as we can get through Jill Stein’s Green New Deal. We all want peace and freedom and Human Rights, not just for ourselves, but for our sisters and brothers around the globe, and for future generations. We can’t go ahead and destroy it just because somebody gave the President a bunch of money. The people of every state want to Legalize pot. The people of every state want to end Prohibition.

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http://stickygreen.webs.com/

Here’s how you can help:
1. Tell people about Jill Stein and ending Prohibition and ending Global Warming and Oil Wars.
2. Register people to vote and/or encourage lots of people to register: The local town hall or courthouse has forms. It’s good to keep some handy.
3. Sign the Petition to get Jill on the ballot in your state, if she isn’t already on it there. (There are also petitions one may sign to get her into the debates with Obama and Romney. http://letjilldebate.blogspot.com/2012/07/petition-data-entry-form.html )(There’s also one to get her on the Daily Showhttp://www.change.org/petitions/the-daily-show-have-green-party-presidential-candidate-jill-stein-on-as-a-guest )( Along the same vein, there’s a Facebook effort to get a Green candidate on Real Time with Bill Maher.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/173407432675526/  )
4. Join your local Green Party. http://localgreenparty.org/ If there isn’t one, start a local Sticky Greens chapter. You can focalize it at the Sticky Greens homepage. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767
5. Donate to the campaign. It is essential that somebody do this. The Obromneys have zillions. We just need a few people in each state to donate to Jill Stein for President. Here are three different ways to donate money:
~a. In every state, we need grassroots citizens to form Pound O’Pot Stoner Donor groups of twenty, as discussed above, wherein each Stoner Donor gives or gathers at least $250 to the campaign. https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate
~b. Freedom Riders are needed to the Deep South, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. We need people to make the ride, people in Georgia or Alabama or NC to house them, and people to donate to the effort. http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/
~c. Donate directly to the Sticky Greens effort to elect Jill Stein President in 2012: We just need a tiny amount compared to the rest of the campaign, but we have the connections and expertise to carry out a few essential pieces:
~~~I. $900 to Tampa Community Radio WMNF 88.5 FM (“As Far Left As You Can Go, and Still Be On the Radio”) programming: We have pledged a donation of $900: The premium gift that we’ll receive in appreciation for that donation is hosting three of the most popular shows on the station: We’ll host 7 hours of Jill Stein programming (including recordings of her, live talk and performance, recorded music, and if we’re lucky, the candidate herself will be live on the show). This is a four-and-a-half million person radio market, and a far-Leftist radio station of committed activists, in the center of Florida, the state with the third-most electoral votes. We will host three of the most popular shows on this station, shows which already have dedicated followings of lots of activists. 7 hours of programming, most popular shows on a Left-leaning Community station, which is one of the most successful Community Radio stations on the planet, and one of the hippest. As far as I know, it’s the best radio station anywhere. Its listeners are our natural allies and Jill Stein’s logical constituents. We can and we must spur thousands of these activists to blanket Florida for us. We can win Florida, and if we do this programming, it could help us win Vermont and California too. (If we have a chance to host more programs [as premiums] at WMNF, aside from these three, we will try to do that too. Thanks to WMNF consciousness raising, Tampa recently elected both a Green and a Socialist.)
~~~II.  $500 to present a Jill Stein program at the Yippie Cafe and Museum in New York City: The event will raise consciousness about Medical Rights activist and our Yippie brother, Political Prisoner Dana Beal, whom the Obama Administration is trying has locked up for saving people’s lives. https://www.facebook.com/groups/143405647913/ And there’s more about Dana Beal, and about Jill Stein, in this link: http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/04/22/presidential-contender-jill-stein-issues-major-statement-on-marijuana-to-mark-420/
~~~III. $500 for a New England Tour recruiting Marijuana activists and getting the necessary signatures to get Jill on the ballot in the other four New England states. All of New England has anti-establishment politics and a strong Marijuana movement;
~~~IV. $??? A Virtual Calling Room of well-connected activists. When Jill Stein was trying to make Matching Funds a few weeks ago, it looked like she had no chance, since only 9 of the 20 states…well, I already told you about that. But, there’s also this: Two years ago, I was working for Jill Stein for Governor. I wrote a Rock Opera and presented it at the University of Massachusetts. Jill Stein opened for me. It was by far the largest attended Jill Stein event of her entire Gubernatorial campaign, and it significantly changed her poll numbers at UMass versus the incumbent Governor. And I’m just one guy typing. Imagine if we had a Virtual Calling Room of seven dedicated activists, each of them with tremendous networks and skills! And we don’t need our calling room to raise money this time: We just need to raise consciousness: These seven people – I’ll accept no substitutes – can help us win California, Florida, Texas, New England, Kentucky, the Midwest… Look, if you think we’ve already got it wrapped up, maybe you think we don’t really need more of a push; but I think we do need this push. Here’s where to donate specifically to the Sticky Greens effort.

http://stickygreen.webs.com/

Anyone can donate to the Sticky Greens, there’s no limit, no restriction, no tax deduction. You can donate directly just because you want to, but if you also want some premiums for your donation, that is possible too. For a donation of just $7 you can get 2 great radical Bumper Stickers to help us Grow Jack and Elect Jill (we are the Sticky Greens); choose any two from the list below, or choose two from the pre-selected Matching Sets. (Note, that only about $5 of that $7 is actually donated, since the postage and materials will cost about $2 per pair.) If we get 420 of these $7 donations, that will pay for the WMNF Tampa Community radio shows, the Yippie Cafe event for Dana Beal and Jill Stein, and the New England Tour. For the calling room, we’d need more.

Here’s the list: Watch for new Bumper Stickers added at the ends of the updated lists.

Bumper Stickers: Stoners for Stein; Sticky Greens; Ganja Jill Stein 2012; Ganja Jill Stein for President; Jill Stein 2012; Stein/Honkala-Sticky Greens 2012; Stein-Honkala 2012; Jack & Jill 2012; Stop the Obromney Team: Vote Jill Stein; Obromney is a Crook; No Oil War!; Invasion is for Suckers; Say No to War Mongers; Don’t Go To War; Drones Kill Babies; Stop Torturing Bradley Manning; Tear Gas is Torture; Tear Gas is a War Crime; War Crimes Are Hate Crimes; Prosecute War Crimes; Free the Bahrain Slaves; Lesser Evil? Then End Bahrain Slavery!; Stop Bahrain Genocide; Stop the Bahrain Genocides!; Stop Haitian Genocide; Stop Somali Genocide; Stop US War Crimes in Yemen; Stop Starting Civil Wars; Stop Deportations for the Hell of It; Mexicans are People; Only Fascist Countries Stage Show Trials; Stop Book Burning; Stop Global Warming (ask me how); Drilling for OIL is Primitive, Superstitious, Anti-Scientific; No Fracking Way!; NO Pipeline from Hell; Tell the President to Stop Lying About Energy; No Such Thing as Clean Coal; No Such Thing as Clean Natural Gas; No Such Thing as Clean Nukes; If He Lies About Nuke Safety, He’ll Lie About Anything; A Republicrat is NOT a Legitimate Candidate; Republicrats Suck; Prosecute Wall Street; Prosecute Banksters; Protest The Democrats At Bank Of America Stadium; Grow Up & Register to Vote.

Matched Sets: Jill Stein for President//Hemp for the Future; Jill Stein for President//Clean Energy Future; Stein-Honkala 2012//Energy Independent in 100 Days; Jill Stein for President//Cheri Honkala for Vice President; Dr. Jill Stein, MD for President//Medical Marijuana 2012; Peace, Pot & Personal Freedom//Vote for Jill Stein; A Smiling Crook is Still a Crook//The Lesser Evil is Evil; Jill Stein-Willie Nelson//A Peaceful Solution; Elect Jill Stein//Smoke Jack Herer; President Jill Stein 2012//Jack Herer Election Night; Guns Smuggled to Mexico//With the Democratic Party’s Ethics; Legalize Marijuana This November//Jill Stein for President; Green Energy GOOD//Coal, Oil, Gas, Nukes BAD; Fossil Fuels Cause Global Warming//Yes They Do; Stop the Obromney Team//Vote Jill Stein; Stop the Obromney Team//Vote Ganja Jill Stein; Republicrats are Fascist//Vote Green; Obromney is Two Liars//Vote Jill Stein 2012; Looks Like We All Got Took: The President Is A Crook.

Watch for new Bumper Stickers added at the ends of the above lists, which will be updated.

http://stickygreen.webs.com/

 

by normanb

Obama & Netanyahu Threaten to Dirty-Bomb US Soldiers, Marines & Airmen in Afghanistan

3:44 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Obama & Netanyahu Threaten to Dirty-Bomb US Soldiers, Marines & Airmen in Afghanistan — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

“All options are on the table,” said US Vice President Joe Biden three days ago. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156122#.T7875r-0zJw

President Obama made the same threat Monday, February 27: “I don’t bluff … all options are on the table.” http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/obama-to-iran-and-israel-as-president-of-the-united-states-i-dont-bluff/253875/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the same threat the same day Obama did. http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=260576

President Obama and puppet PM Netanyahu are threatening to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities with Israel’s Air Force. If these madmen carry out their threat, they will deploy the largest and potentially the most deadly dirty bomb in history against all American Military personnel in Afghanistan. NATO troops too. The biggest Friendly Fire incident ever! And that’s assuming that Obama and Netanyahu are not really as insane as they’re acting.

…Because “All options on the table” could also include bombing an operating nuclear facility with a nuclear bomb. That would incinerate parts of Iran and bordering countries. It would also poison us in this country – because the jet stream just keeps on coming. Or an “option” might be nuking something else in Iran. That would be irresponsible. And evil. And it would still poison our guys.

They’re actually talking about bombing nuclear facilities with “conventional” weapons, and scattering those charged particles into the wind, specifically, into the jet stream of upper air currents that always blows from West to East (due to the rotation of the Earth).

Here are the nuclear facilities. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11927720 Here are the US bases. http://militarybases.com/overseas/afghanistan/ & http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=1920&bih=885&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=eAd6UE3nn2jR2M:&imgrefurl=http://martinjapan.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html&docid=dO_0w4vKqaWjQM&imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PMw1aINrCrw/THqNBuUeOdI/AAAAAAAADvU/xNwNrlfBX7Y/s1600/isaf-afghanistan-2006.jpg&w=1224&h=989&ei=HKa_T8CGDaXw6AHDr42eCg&zoom=1 Now, please note how today’s jet stream [for May 25, 2012] will deliver those radioactive particles [that the explosion sends into the atmosphere above Iran] directly to the air over US Military bases in Afghanistan. http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif It does that every day.

Besides poisoning all US servicemen in Afghanistan, this diabolical scheme will poison civilians in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, East Turkestan, and probably elsewhere. If the US is willing to poison these people merely because they’re Muslims, then our genocidal impulse is reaching a feverish pitch. A Hate Crime in all our names.

And let’s remember just how preposterous this lie is: Obama, Netanyahu, and their propaganda mouthpieces claim that Iran’s nuclear program poses “an existential threat” to Israel. Of course there’s no proof that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons – which Israel already has. But even if Iran had them, they couldn’t bomb Israel with them, for the very same reason: The jet stream would carry those charged particles right back to Iran: They’d be dirty-bombing themselves!

Of course, dirty-bombing one’s own Military is by definition Treason: Waging war against one’s own people. If Obama [or Iran's Military leader] does choose that option, it will be a clear case of Treason. Then, Senators Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, and others who got elected as Liberals, will be forced to either oppose President Obama for this Treasonous act, or join him in his War Crime barbarism.

East Turkestan, by the way, is  an occupied nation in the Northwestern quadrant of China. It is the land of the Uygurs, and it’s known in US propaganda as “China’s Muslim West.” Territorial claims of occupied East Turkestan and occupied Tibet comprise more than half of what the colonial powers [through international law] call “China.”

Most Americans have never heard of the Uygurs. Most who have heard just found out about them when Presidents Bush, and then Obama, ordered several innocent Uygurs to be held in Guantanamo Bay Torture Facility for years, as a favor to China. Four were released to Bermuda in 2009. Two were “freed” last month to El Salvador, a Fascist country. Eleven are still said to be warehoused at the G.B. Torture Facility. There is no proof that they are still alive.

The bullying US forcing Bermuda to accept the Uygurs violated the island nation’s sovereignty, and its Constitution. http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SubSectionID=901&ArticleID=58530&SectionID=24 Those just sent to El Salvador also will likely face harsh discrimination. http://wagingnonviolence.org/2012/05/a-sliver-of-good-news-from-guantanamo/

The reason President Obama is making this nuclear threat is to raise the price of Oil. Iran is one of the world’s leading Oil producers. Newspaper editorials in the 1970s predicted that the US would someday wage war against Iraq and Iran to steal their Oil. Fighting over Oil, or threatening to do so, causes upward pressure on its price. This tactic always works.

And by raising the price of Oil, Obama and Netanyahu help pay for Iran’s nuclear program, wholly financed by Oil. Raising the price of Oil also helps pay for Obama’s and Netanyahu’s own political futures.

Don’t believe Obama’s lies: There Are No WMDs! (Some people will do nearly anything for Oil money.)

by normanb

Kony 2012: 50 Million Join Murderous Lynch Mob Propaganda to Shout ‘Death Squads Do Your Duty!’

1:26 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

Kony 2012: 50 Million Join Murderous Lynch Mob Propaganda to Shout ‘Death Squads Do Your Duty!’ — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Lynching is named after “Judge” Lynch of Lynchburg, Virginia. Nearly 5,000 people have been lynched in the United States. 73% of them were Black. I was born in Virginia.

President Barack Obama just officially endorsed the world’s largest Lynch Mob. More than 50 million people have watched the video Kony 2012 in the last few days, as it soared viral. It swept the nation like a storm – through the internet. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/kony-2012-campaign-gets-support-of-obama-others/2012/03/08/gIQArnHkzR_blog.html

It is a propaganda campaign, a ruse, an attempt to Cover Up, rationalize, legitimize, and ‘justify’ the Intrigues and Murders by the Obama Death Squads (ODS) in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Central and South America, and island nations.

With aid from Intelligence, this video about a minor African warlord suddenly went viral, just in time. So far, the Cover-Up is working.

Millions of mentally ill individuals are now promoting the pro-Assassination video, and sending zillions of dollars to invisible children! How do we know that they are mentally ill? Only the mentally ill join lynch mobs:

Even if they were sane before they signed on to the Murder Conspiracy, once they threw their support behind it, each of them consciously decided to Murder Mr. Kony, who is Black … believe me, while they are participating in the lynch mob, each of them is certifiably violently insane.

http://i.imgur.com/K3mgn.jpg

I’ve been sad to see some here at FireDogLake passing along lynch mob info without forcefully opposing it. Try to remember, killing people is wrong. Jesus even said so. Here’s an exposé of Kony 2012. [This is soundtrack only, so (if you're a multi-tasker) you can play the sound on another tab as you read on.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE4Z_iUTuw8

Get with the program! Get with the group! Get with the mob!

Kony 2012 swamped the news, it was all over! You know what else was in the news? A stupid, relatively meaningless Republican race that nobody cares about. The Republicans aren’t even trying to win, because they know they could never elect somebody as far-Right as Obama: Oh, they keep pretending they don’t like him, and keep running against him, but the far-Right Republicans have never had it so good!

Rick Santorum is just jumping up and down waving his arms around screaming ‘I’m the Stupid candidate! I’m the anti-environment candidate! I’m the dangerous candidate! If you don’t vote for Obama, then you’re Stupid!‘ Obama is truly the most effective Republican President since Grant.

What is Covered Up: Meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden was down in Central America palling around with the world’s most Murderous monster, Honduran Dictator “Pinochet” Lobo, boss of the most active and notorious Obama Death Squad.

Pinochet Lobo’s ODS Murdered at least 20 journalists and 75 lawyers in Honduras during the run-up to Biden’s visit. Reporters were slaughtered throughout the region, in what can only be described as a bloodbath. (That article’s coming, and I’ll link at the end of this one.)

Obama Death Squads also Murdered at least 20 more journalists in Mexico and throughout the region. I don’t yet have stats on lawyer Murders in Mexico and the rest of Central America.

All authorities see Agosto Pinochet as a horrible bloody monster. And it is Pinochet’s career that Lobo’s Obama Death Squad seeks to emulate and duplicate in triplicate. Obama and Biden and Clinton must stop supporting these Assassinations by Pinochet Lobo’s ODS.

Here’s Foreign Affairs‘ take on the Kony propaganda from a few months ago, and The Atlantic‘s from a few days ago. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136673/mareike-schomerus-tim-allen-and-koen-vlassenroot/obama-takes-on-the-lra

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-soft-bigotry-of-kony-2012/254194/

The Ugandan Government is even trying to slow down the Murderous mob by casting doubt on the propaganda campaign! http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Watch+facts+viral+Kony+campaign+Uganda+warns/6280830/story.html

Obama used the Kony old news to ‘legitimize’ his invasion of Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and recently “independent” South Sudan, five months ago in October 2011.

US Intelligence is also using this Kony propaganda campaign to to trick mentally ill Americans into supporting ODS activity around the globe. Our Government is making millions more Americans mentally ill by committing these Crimes Against Humanity in our names. MyFDL’s bradk called Obama out on the invasion when it happened. http://my.firedoglake.com/bradk/2011/10/14/wtf-obama-orders-us-troops-to-invade-four-african-countries/ <See the first Comment (below) for the working version of this link.>

How many countries has Obama invaded? http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/poll-how-many-nations-has-america-invaded-answer-ten/

And, here’s some disgusting pro-Murder propaganda. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kony-2012-president-obama-throws-support-behind-viral-video-filmmaker-deflects-critics-article-1.1036121

And, here’s some disgusting pro-Murder propaganda directly from the US Government, President Obama’s Propaganda Minister Jay Carney expressing the Obama Administration’s support for the propaganda effort.

Nearly five thousand people have been reported lynched in the US. 73% of them have been Black. So far.

There are of course the obvious parallels in the Kony lynch mob to our collective insanity when we the American people joined in bloodthirsty lynch mobs against dark-skinned Muslims like Dictator Saddam Hussein and that terrible TV star Osama bin Laden.

Oh, yeah, and the lynch mob that killed that poor Black Somali child trying to protect African resources – you know, the kid that President Obama called a “pirate” and ordered him shot. He might have been a Muslim too.

But I am struck by two other parallels.

I made a pilgrimage to Rosewood, Florida, with my partner and chicks in tow, a decade-and-a-half ago. But there is no Rosewood, Florida. You can go there, but there’s no there there. Not anymore.

We looked at what isn’t left of Rosewood, then we got the hell out of there; because, well, I had my family with me, and to this day not only are Black people still not welcome in that part of Florida, but pilgrims and sympathetic gawkers at the site of the Atrocity are definitely not allowed either.

The world’s first viral video, Birth of a Nation with its heroes the Ku Klux Klan, swept the nation like a storm in 1915. Democratic President Woodrow Wilson of Virginia watched it, and said it was “So true!”

What was true [according to the film] was President Ulysses S. Grant had unjustly occupied the South to enforce Voting Rights, Civil Rights, and Human Rights during Reconstruction after the Civil War. The film said that after the evil Grant was out of office, the KKK came in and freed the South from the carpetbaggers.

The film said the problem with universal Civil Rights is that Black people are unequal savages! Black men were raping White women, the viral video said. Immediately after the film’s debut, the KKK re-formed at Stone Mountain Georgia and lynched a Jew.

Thousands of Blacks were lynched throughout the country over the next decade-and-a-half. Somebody in Rosewood saw the movie, or heard about it, or knew about the fad.

Out of many Racist incidents in Florida in the early 1920s, Wikipedia sites this particular race riot as a precursor to the Rosewood Atrocity:

“In December 1922, a white mob burned a black man to death for the murder of a white school teacher in Perry, 75 miles (121 km) from Rosewood, and then burned down the black Masonic Lodge and other black institutions, including a school and a church. The Perry lynching was covered on the front page of The Gainesville Daily Sun for a week in December 1922, heightening tensions in the region.”

The next month at the all-White Masonic Lodge in Sumner, near Rosewood, instigators insisted that a Black Rosewood resident had raped a White woman. No proof. Were these people the KKK? That’s ambiguous. We don’t know if they wore hoods and robes after they left the Masonic Lodge. We do know a Black janitor was working there. He was also a Freemason.

We do know that rules of Masonic etiquette required that the Black Mason not betray the confidence of his White superiors. But some historians surmise that he did go warn Black residents. The White lynch mob killed people and burned the place to the ground. We’ll never know how many Blacks were Murdered that night in Rosewood.

In the early 1980s, the St. Petersburg Times exposed the Rosewood Massacre. To deflect criticism generated by that article, in 1993 the Florida Legislature began investigating the Massacre. In 1997, a film about the Massacre came out, but it didn’t get the kind of viral promotion that Kony 2012 did.

In 2004, to deflect criticism generated by film, “the State of Florida declared Rosewood a Florida Heritage Landmark and erected a historical marker on State Road 24 that names the victims and describes the community’s destruction,” according to Wiki.

What Wiki can’t tell you is this: If you go to that marker, if you see that awful site, you will not be welcomed there. You will be even more of a sitting duck than my family and I were when we went there. You’ll be a worse sitting duck than the people of Rosewood themselves:

Do NOT get out of the car! First, turn the car around. If you have good enough telescopy, you can read the sign or photograph it. Hit the gas and get the hell out. Please. These people are nobody to fuck with.

And remember: To get back to civilization from the Rosewood killing fields, it’s eleven-and-a-half miles of thin road through flat desolate swampland where anybody can see you, and nobody would grieve if something happened to you. If you went to look at that marker, you are either a nigger or a nigger-lover. Get out of there quick; but, whatever you do, don’t get pulled over!

Three years before the Rosewood Massacre, Sir James Frazer published his monumental 12-volume study The Golden Bough, which through interpolative Cultural Anthropology tells the story of the disgusting violent prehistorical slime pit out of which our current humanity has finally emerged. Or have we emerged?!

Royal families marry within royal families. This has gone on for thousands of years [that we know of]. It may have gone on thousands of years before history was recorded in written language. Yet everyone in the slime pit could see that the sperm and blood of the King and a Virgin would cause the fields to be fertile. And it was damn important for the fields to be fertile.

But if they killed the Kings every year, those Kings wouldn’t be to able breed a super race of ruler-class demi-gods, with vestigial tails from all the inbreeding. (No, they’re not lizards from Mars. Don’t be fooled by those scaly tails. They’re just inbred.) Kings determined that Kings were needed alive. They got a substitute for the King. They got him a Tanist.

Now, instead of ritually killing the King every year, the people could rejoice in treating a Tanist as King for a day, or for a year, and then killing him instead of the King. It’s such a simple way to treat simple-minded people already mind-numbed by the prevalent propaganda. Just get them chanting like the people in the Kony 2012 viral video.

The Tanist must die!

We’re gonna make him fry!

The Tanist must die!

Like a flag he’s gonna fly!

The Tanist must die!

His Family will cry!

The Tanist must die!

Tanist must die!

Tanist must die!

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How does all of this relate to Honduras? I’ll tell you more about its relationship to Honduras, and how it relates to President Obama’s illegal coup in the Maldives February 6, 2012, in these links.

<Link to new Maldives article coming to this spot tonight.> <Link to new Honduras article coming to this spot tonight.>

 

by normanb

Yahoo Publishes Hate Speech Against Whitney Houston: It’s Up Online Now!

2:48 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Yahoo Publishes Hate Speech Against Whitney Houston: It’s Up Online Now! – by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”) — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Yahoo News is publishing Hate Speech in a very bigoted message demanding discrimination against more than one-quarter of the US population.

http://news.yahoo.com/jersey-flags-shouldnt-fly-half-staff-whitney-houston-171300397.html

Yahoo calls for discrimination against the dead Whitney Houston based on a medical condition which she may or may not have had. Nazism rears its ugly head.

I believe that Yahoo should be called out on this. I called them three days ago to complain about the hateful message they published in the above article. It’s still up:

Through the writer Ruqaiyya Noor, Yahoo calls for illegal discrimination based on a medical condition proven to be genetic. Yahoo wants discrimination against “drug addicts,” even though 20% of American adults – 47 million people – are addicted to cigarettes, and 8% – 20 million or so – are addicted to alcohol. Some babies are addicted through second-hand smoke. Lots of them are.

People who don’t smoke cigarettes but are nonetheless addicted to tobacco, and people addicted to prescription drugs, make up a few more million. And, finally, the smallest group of addicts: There are thousands of Americans addicted to Heroin and similar Opiates, all dependent on the supply line from Afghanistan’s Poppy fields through Iraq or Pakistan, and provided by US Military flights to and from stateside bases.

But maybe Ruqaiyya Noor actually has someone else in mind: Hateful bigots and Right-wing propaganda often call smokers of rock cocaine “Crack Addicts;” they often call stimulant users “Meth Addicts;” even though neither Cocaine nor Methamphetamine is actually physically addictive. But since when did a collision with the Truth stop Right-wing propagandists or hateful bigots?

Many of us know the story of how hateful Right-wing propaganda got Marijuana outlawed in the late 1930s, claiming that it was addictive and was used by Blacks and Mexicans. And now, in Right-wing bastions like Joe and Beau Biden’s Tweedledum-and-Tweedledee Delaware, Black people are frequently arrested and must agree that they are addicted to Marijuana to avoid prison.

(And of course, admitting that one is addicted to Marijuana, and thus accepting Probation or Parole, empowers the state to drug test the subject – violating the 1st-, 4th-, & 5th-Amenment rights of the accused. It also makes money for chemical companies and for the state on those drug tests. Lots of money for police and judges and lawyers and jailers. From the poorest of the poor.)

And when people [falsely] admit that they are addicted to Marijuana, a non-addictive substance, they promote that Government-sponsored superstition that being high is a sin. Ruqaiyya Noor, can you prove that drug use is a sin? What deity told you this is a sin? And if you’re actually hating on drug users, there are over one hundred million of us in this country.

It is basically religious-based discrimination against people who might have a genetic malady that Yahoo and Noor demand in obedience to a superstition rooted in bigotry and ignorance. Yahoo’s widespread dissemination of Hate Speech may constitute a Hate Crime, since it seems to promoting hate and possibly trying to inspire violence against drug users, poor people, and people of color.

I know Yahoo won’t be charged with a crime over this mess. Probably nothing will come of the Federal Communications Commission complaint. But anyone who thinks that this discrimination was wrong can boycott Yahoo products and search engines for three weeks or more. We can refuse to follow any Yahoo suggestions of websites to check. We can boycott any product or service advertised on Yahoo. We can get in touch with Yahoo to say we disapprove of its Hate Speech.

by normanb

Democrats Signal Intent To Carry Out Haitian Genocide

3:42 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

The Daily Machine editorial column: (Above date was first draft.) Actual date: Friday, December 17, 2010.

Opinions expressed, as well as analyses, interpretations, and interpolative assertions of US Government corruption and interference in Haitian affairs are those of the author, not those of the publication.

Democrats Signal Intent To Carry Out Haitian Genocide — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

MSNBC reported Friday night that Democrats don’t want to “tip their hand” on whether they’ll end the Filibuster Scam on January 5, 2011, in the new 112th Congress. By not clearly committing to doing away with the Filibuster Rule, the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats have endorsed Genocide in Haiti. This Genocide via Cholera that Democrats are employing is no less than Biological Warfare against a defenseless, destitute, desperate people.


“‘Tip their
hand’”?! Do they think they’re playing a card game?! They’ve already unnecessarily killed 2,000 Haitians with Cholera since October, and another 100,000 are in queue at Death’s door. Cholera spreads quickly. Millions have died in previous outbreaks. If left untreated, it is excruciating and deadly, but in normal conditions it’s easily curable. If the One Billion Dollars in Earthquake Relief President Obama promised Haiti a year ago  had arrived – if the US had paid the money he promised – then the people of Haiti would be back at home supporting themselves by now, instead of living in rape-rampant disease-ridden Cholera-centration Camps. The US promised a Billion Dollars, and failed to deliver one penny. (That’s only One Billion, not Nine Hundred Billion like the President and Congress just gave their friends in the Tax Steal.)

The Democrats claimed they couldn’t deliver the promised One Billion Dollars in aid to Haiti because the Republicans Filibustered it. Last night, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) confirmed to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Filibusters are not Constitutional, but rather, they fly or fall at the pleasure of the Vice President, who is also the President of the Senate. Yes, Vice President Joe Biden has the power to end this egregious outrage. When Republicans announced the Filibuster, Biden could have said “No way, not in a crisis!”

But he didn’t say that. He let the Cholera epidemic incubate. The UN imported Cholera to Haiti when it brought Nepalese soldiers from the Ganges Delta. Wikipedia says Cholera has been “prevalent in the Ganges Delta since ancient times;” and that history’s first known Cholera pandemic started there. The US and UN are responsible for this Biological Incursion. It has spread to the Dominican Republic, and reached Florida. We must end it.

If you watched Democracy Now! after the Haitian Earthquake nearly a year ago, you learned that Cuba immediately sent doctors – reputed to be the world’s finest  – to treat Earthquake victims. Not to be outdone, the US sent in troops, at least 14,000. With US troops occupying the port and airport, Cuba couldn’t get more doctors in to help the victims, who were begging for doctors, not armed battalions. Many aid shipments turned back because the Military didn’t have time or room for them. Delays and refusals caused thousands of deaths, and germs kept festering. Most importantly, the US Military occupation of Haiti prevented the return of rightfully elected Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, who’d received 92% of the vote.

Aristide had been a Liberation Theology priest and a champion of Haiti’s poor before he was elected President in 1990 with two-thirds of the vote. But the US had long considered Haiti its puppet, and the CIA didn’t like this Liberationist. A CIA coup overthrew Aristide in 1991, under the first President Bush. In 1994, President Clinton sent the US Navy to invade Haiti and reinstall Aristide. This situation took the American people by surprise. TV networks quickly assembled White Haitian citizens to decry Clinton’s actions, but they couldn’t find any Black Haitians who thought it was a bad idea. (Haiti is 90% Black.)

The Navy defeated the CIA in about one day, and Aristide returned from exile. He eventually won reelection with 92% of the vote, but Clinton had sold him out through major concessions to CIA negotiators. In the worst of these concessions, Clinton agreed that Aristide would leave office after four years and not run for reelectiion, regardless of what the people of Haiti wanted. Aristide didn’t leave on his own steam, being the rightful President and all, but a second CIA coup removed him again under the second President Bush, and forced him into exile in Africa.

News says some Democrats want to end the Filibuster Scam. Some isn’t good enough. Genocide is a Crime Against Humanity. We all know that the Tortures, the Kidnappings, and the War Crimes condoned by the Obama Administration are horrendous, but Genocide is much worse. Our Government has no right nor permission to destroy Haitian citizens with such misery and cruelty. Even if it’s stopped before the numbers reach quantities officially calling it a “Genocide,” Biological Warfare itself is a Crime Against Humanity. Operation Infect-Them-And-Let-Them-Die Must Be Stopped!

Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the whole Democratic Congressional Caucus, and the President: They all must cooperate in this Operation in order to kill thousands or millions of Haitians, and it looks like that’s what they’re doing. House Democrats approved the measure to send the aid to Haiti long ago, knowing the Republicans would hold it up with Filibuster in the Senate. But in a few days, that excuse goes away. There will be no Filibuster in the 112th  Senate, unless the Democratic Senators themselves reinstate it on January 5, 2011. Ergo, the newly sworn-in Senators can pass that aid and end the Genocide immediately.

In fact, the House Democrats with their current strong majority can pass all the Progressive reforms they said they wanted; and then Senate Majority Leader Reid can table all those bills until the new Senate is sworn in. Though they’ll have fewer Senators in 2011 than in 2010, Senate Democrats will have much more power, because with the Filibuster Scam gone, majority rules once again! Oh, but as the Democrats have moved so far to the Right, they now get political contributions that used to go to Republicans, and with so much money involved, they really don’t want to do anything honest anymore. They could repeal Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell. They could fund the Government. They could pay the medical expenses of the 9/11 emergency responders. They could even rewrite the Bribery/Tax Bill they just passed into something fair and honest. But it looks like they’re not going to do that. They may just reinstall the Filibuster Rule, and let the Haitians die in misery.

One reason Democrats are willing to commit Genocide against the Haitians is that stopping the Genocide by dropping the Filibuster Rule shows how dishonest President Obama was when he claimed he needed to make this “compromise” giving Billions to Billionaires, while raising the taxes of most Black Americans and most poor people. My Senator, John Kerry (D-Mass), joined in the lie, voted for the theft. Kerry even disgracefully voted to shut up Socialist hero Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) when he gave his real Filibuster, trying to block the Tax Bill with an actual speech, instead of just saying “I block.”

Given his record, Senator Kerry will likely agree to proceed with the Genocide. Barack Obama has been using this Filibuster Scam his entire Presidency to block good would-be laws, and to enact disgusting Right-wing travesties, like when he sold us out to the Insurance Companies and the Drug Companies on healthcare. Filibuster is an unjust fraud and an insult to our intelligence. Somebody’s got to call Obama on it.

(Before I go further I feel I must explain my dismal assessment of Senator Kerry’s morals: Three years ago on Constitution Day at the University of Florida in Gainesville, a Journalism student asked Kerry some embarrassing questions, including one about Kerry’s membership as a lodge brother of both President Bushes in the Skull & Bones secret fraternal organization. A cop decided to force the student to stop talking by torturing him with an electrical cattle-prod device. Seeing that he was about to be tortured, the student cried out to his attacker “Don’t Tase me, bro!” At that point, Senator Kerry could have prevented the kid’s torture. But he didn’t. He let that cowardly cop – that poor excuse for a human being – just let him torture a student reporter in revenge for doing his job.)

The US considers Haiti its puppet, and manipulates elections there. Haiti’s Government disallowed President Aristide’s party from running in the recent rigged election, and, of course, refused Aristide entry into his own country. That election rigging could not happen without US approval. But Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday echoed Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy’s warning of last week that the US can cut off aid to Haiti using the rigged election as an excuse. What a terrifyingly morbid threat. But if the US truly wants an unrigged election, it will stop blocking the return of rightfully elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide.

Let’s review: After Princeton Professor Cornel West called President Obama’s policies racist last month, the President raised taxes against Black, Brown, and Red people to give Billions to White Billionaires. One White Billionaire family beneficiary of the President’s quid-pro-quo kindness were the Waltons. The owners of Walmart gave $42,000 to both President Obama’s election campaign and to John McCain’s, slightly more to Obama’s. The Waltons were among the largest donors to Democrats, yet gave four times as much to Republicans. For their $42,000 investment in Obama, the Waltons received a $42 Billion Dollar tax break: On their investment in our President, the Waltons collected 100 Billion per cent interest!.

Amy Goodman noted on Democracy Now! that Fox, ABC, CNN, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC never mentioned the Cancun Climate Conference in Mexico at all last week. And it’s no wonder they covered it up: Obstruction by the US ruined Cancun like it ruined Copenhagen a year ago, and our victims are angry. I only saw a small bit of Cancun, just what Amy showed. But I did see three different Presidents,  Evo Morales of Bolivia, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Marcus Stephen of the world’s smallest island nation, Nauru, all rebuking President Obama for the Genocide to which his Copenhagen policies have sentenced the island nations and Black Africa.

More Genocide, Obama? More games too! Instead of cooperating with the rest of the world at Copenhagen and Cancun, Obama’s US team came in fighting to weaken and discard any meaningful agreement, like a superstitious buffoon, like a corporate stooge, doing all he could for Chemical companies and Oil companies. He and his buddies are playing Monopoly while the house is burning down, and they’re having such a good time that they’re not even willing to put out the fire. The people who will die as a result call it Genocide.

But this Haitian Genocide is happening now too. Crooked politicians we voted for are carrying out this Crime Against Humanity. That makes us responsible for stopping it. And we need to stop it now, before it’s too late. We, the American people, are Guilty of Genocide against the Haitian people if we let it proceed. And then, if Biden, Obama, Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, and Leahy do follow through on their threat, how will we deliver be able to deliver them, our most powerful politicians, to the Hague, to be tried for Genocide? We need to work on that answer immediately if not sooner, because it really looks like the Democrats intend to proceed right away with their agenda of letting the Haitians die horrible Cholera deaths. We can’t just let the Democrats do this, and we can’t let the Free Press cover it up.

©2010 Norman Schulerud Bie, Jr.; All Rights Reserved.

by normanb

Biden & Obama use Filibuster Scam to Block Elizabeth Warren from Full Appointment

11:36 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Biden & Obama use Filibuster Scam to Block Elizabeth Warren from Full Appointment — by NormanB

Congressional Democrats already severely weakened the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by withholding full cabinet status from its Director, and through other provisions watering down the office and the agency, pretending that they needed Republican input in the Bill.

In his announcement of Elizabeth Warren’s appointment as his special assistant to help set up the Bureau, President Obama made clear that he intends to have Republicans block her full appointment to run the Bureau. He and Vice President Biden will do this by again using their long-running Filibuster Scam. So, instead of running the Bureau, she’s an advisor. Someone much further to the Right, with much less integrity, is slated for the job of actually running the Bureau. We don’t yet know who that will be.

Obama and Biden repeatedly perpetrate the fraud that Republicans have the power to block Presidential appointments with filibusters while in the minority. This is not true Constitutionally: The US Constitution doesn’t mention filibuster. Conversely, our Constitution provides for "one-person-one-vote" and "majority rules."

In the 1970s, when Nelson Rockefeller was Vice President/President of the Senate, he ruled that no Senator can filibuster a nominee. Therefore, Democrats couldn’t filibuster President Ford’s nominees. The day before leaving office, Rockefeller reversed his ruling, re-allowing such filibusters. Senate Republicans immediately took full advantage of the new rule, and crippled Jimmy Carter’s Presidency by filibustering his nominees. Biden can forbid filibuster of nominees, or all filibusters if he so chooses. Instead, he complains about the filibusters, and whines about them, nearly cries; but he steadfastly refuses to forbid Republicans filibusters, ensuring that the tactic will continue as long as Biden keeps up the Scam.

Just five years ago, Senate Democrats had blocked 10 of President Bush’s judicial nominees with filibusters, saying they were "too far out of the mainstream." Then VP Dick Cheney threatened, through Senate Republicans, to remove the courtesy that Republicans had extended to Democrats: Allowing them to filibuster. Cheney let word out that he was considering revoking that courtesy, because the Democrats were misusing it. The mainstream media termed this the "Nuclear Option," though it is actually called the "Constitutional Option."

MoveOn.org filed an emergency lawsuit to block it, to no avail. Every propaganda news report told us we were in danger of losing something important: Letting the minority party dictate. In the end, Cheney didn’t go through with it, because the Democrats (of course) backed off after his threat; they stopped filibustering.

That was just five short years ago. Someone must have memory that long.

by normanb

Massachusetts is Embarrassed, Humiliated by Senator Kerry’s Disgraceful Climate Fraud Bill

2:24 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Massachusetts is Embarrassed, Humiliated by Sen. Kerry’s Disgraceful Climate Fraud Bill — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")

My Senator, John Kerry, and Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman sold out the American people with their anti-climate Bill. Much worse, they sold out our Earth.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill is a disgrace. It doesn’t even attempt to slow Global Warming. To the contrary, it seeks to worsen it exponentially. This phenomenon exposes massive corruption in the Senate, and in would-be "environmental watchdog groups." Its coverage spotlights widespread willful ignorance and incompetence among media.

Kerry-Lieberman is pro-drilling and pro-fracking. It pours corporate welfare on oil, coal and natural gas! It empowers fossil fuel companies to give each Senator who votes for it a one million dollar bribe, without missing a thing. Same with the Nuclear subsidy. (Nuclear energy causes Global Warming through its emissions of Nitrous Oxide: N2O is 310 times as strong as CO2.) The Nuclear plants may not even end up being built, but the pork comes right off the top, paid directly to the Nuclear executives who paid for the campaigns of Kerry, Lieberman, Biden and Obama. Old-fashioned Bribery at its most disgusting!

Now, I’m not saying that they would, but the funding is certainly there for both fossils and nukes to give a million dollars to each Senator who votes for the Bill, and the same to every Senator who votes against it, just to make the shell game look convincing. And since the Senators may only be getting a couple of million each, there’s still enough pork in the Bill left over to give one BILLION dollars apiece to sponsors Kerry and Lieberman, plus Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee. The Tweedle Brothers (Biden and Obama) need to be included, because the only way such a right-wing Bill has a chance of passing is if the Tweedles keep up their filibuster charade.

President Barack Obama (D-Daley Machine), Vice President Joseph Biden (D-DuPont) and other Democrats continue to perpetrate this ridiculous lie that they need 60 votes in the Senate to do anything because of the filibuster rule. But Vice President Biden, as President of the Senate, can change the filibuster rule whenever he wants, just like Nelson Rockefeller did twice when he was Vice President.

One would-be watchdog that don’t bark when we need it to is the Unconcerned Scientists. They call themselves "The Union of Concerned Scientists," and I’m on their e-mailing list. I had to ask if there are actually any real Scientists there. They claim that there are. I don’t know why they’re so Unconcerned: The UCS consistently recommends switching from fossil fuels that emit the weakest Greenhouse Gas (CO2) to wind farms that emit the strongest one (SF6), and to solar panels that emit NF3, the second-strongest Greenhouse Gas (GHG). Nitrogen Trifluoride is the GHG that’s increasing fastest in our atmosphere.

Nitrogen Trifluoride (or "Solar Freon," NF3) is 17,900 times as strong as Carbon Dioxide (CO2). It stays in the atmosphere more than 700 years. Sulfur Hexafluoride (or "Air Jordan," SF6) stays in our air more than 3,000 years and is 34,500 times as strong as CO2. If the so-called "Smart Grid" proceeds as planned, SF6 production will double immediately, then quickly double again, then again. And one-quarter to one-half of the SF6 produced leaks directly into the air. The "Smart Grid" is Stupid!

The chemical industry’s trade journals are very open about the extreme dangers these chemicals pose, but environmental groups, the EPA, and alternative media ignore them. And the mainstream networks are clueless.

The United States stands alone: We are by far the most ignorant country in the world on climate change. Less than half of our populace even recognizes the problem. President Obama swooped in at the last minute to crush the Copenhagen climate talks last December, confident that fawning admirers would keep his betrayal there secret from the newspaperless masses.

by normanb

Look at the History. Look at the Constitution. Look at the Oil: The Filibuster Scam

5:58 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Look at the History. Look at the Constitution. Look at the Oil: The Filibuster Scam … by Norman B ("Deviations from the Norm")
The Senate’s Filibuster Rule is not in the Constitution: It was Changed Twice by an Oilman that Nobody Voted for. Who can Change it Now? The Answer is Shocking.
It’s as simple as this: The Vice President of the United States is also the President of the Senate. Our current Vice President said that he doesn’t want the Republicans to use the Filibuster the way they are using it. He said that just weeks ago, but it isn’t true. If it were, he would already have changed the rule, as his predecessors did before him.
Let’s look at an extreme example: Republican Oil billionaire Nelson Rockefeller was officially Vice President of the US for two years in the 1970s.
He became Republican Gerald Ford’s Vice President when their fellow Republican Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency after evidence proved Nixon could go to Federal prison (unless someone pardoned him). Ford had been appointed VP after Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned because evidence showed him eligible for prison. Felons or not, Nixon and Agnew had been elected. Nobody voted for Ford. Nobody voted for Rockefeller.
But the people did vote for Democrat Joe Biden; and as Vice President he holds the exact same power to change the Filibuster Rule that Rockefeller did. Here’s how Nelson Rockefeller used that power: First he ruled that Democrats were not allowed to Filibuser any of Ford’s nominees. Then, days before leaving office, he changed it again, this time ruling that the Republicans WOULD be allowed to Filibuster President-elect Jimmy Carter’s up-coming nominees. This Filibuster effect helped cripple Carter’s Presidency.
The Filibuster Rule is completely unjust and undemocratic, especially when used to condone a system wherein Republicans only need 50 votes plus Vice Presidential Oilman Dick Cheney to make up a majority, but Democrats need 60.
Where this logic leads is troubling: Joe Biden isn’t the only one being dishonest about the Filibuster. So is President Obama. So are ALL the Democrats in the Senate. So are all the Republicans in the Senate. And all the Independents in the Senate, too. Shame on them all.
Who profits from this scam? Of course, this fraud profits Obama-Biden and the 100 Senators, in campaign spending from oil companies, who apparently consider our elected representatives their lackeys. So BP got to help write the oil safety regulations. And the drug and insurance profiteers got to write the health care legislation. And the six too-big-to-fail banks are writing the financial "regulations." (But as University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Emeritus Richard Wolff points out: Regulations can’t stop these guys – they got around them before, and they’ll get around them again. They can pick the legislators, and make them dance.)
Who loses in this scam? Everyone who voted loses. But bigger than that, with the world’s worst polluters now writing our climate and energy laws, the biggest loser is Earth.