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I am an artist and writer at heart...I enjoy all types of art, whether good or bad! I love Bob Marley, The Beatles, KoRn, HellYeah, Metal, Rock, Reggae, Classical...it's all art! I am also a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in all healthcare settings. I have seen many births and many deaths...I have also seen everything in between! I truly am a family man first...adoring every moment with my beautiful wife and children...secondly, I am, an artist, conversationalist, Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm, and genuinely interested in helping advance the human race if even in the smallest way. We have to change in order to evolve. Our planet cannot sustain us at our current level of ignorance and total lack of empathy. Knowledge is power...and freedom! "One Love" ~Bob Marley~
Remember Prohibition it still doesn't work

PRESIDENT NIXON AND REPUBLICANS 40-YEAR-WAR-ON-DRUGS IN AMERICA AND THE MILLIONS OF BLACK-AMERICAN CASUALTIES.

The 40-Year-War-On-Drugs in America and the Millions of Casualties Started by a Corrupt President Nixon!

Written by Emery Myers

April 24, 2014

The Early Stages of Drug Prohibition. A short History.

Why are some drugs legal and other drugs illegal today? It’s not based on any scientific assessment of the relative risks of these drugs – but it has everything to do with who is associated with these drugs. It is, of course, directly related to money and lots of it in the “legal” pharmaceutical business.

The first anti-opium laws in the 1870s were directed at Chinese immigrants. The first anti-cocaine laws, in the South in the early 1900s, were directed at black men. The first anti-marijuana laws, in the Midwest and the Southwest in the 1910s and 20s, were directed at Mexican migrants and Mexican Americans. Today, Latino and especially black communities are still subject to wildly disproportionate drug enforcement and sentencing practices.

Make no mistake. This “War on Drugs” was started by an admitted homophobic and racist, republican president, with very antiquated ideals… Nixon! That should be enough right there to end the war! He would have been impeached if he didn’t resign. He was a corrupt crook. Every American knows this. His era has gone and past but his WAR still remains. Why?

I ask one simple question… Has it been worth the cost to America and American families? Drug use has increased with the advent of the War on Drugs and so has incarceration, drastically so. When will we reform these very antiquated laws and start building a better future for our children? The money saved could build schools, strengthen infrastructure and educate our children on the dangerous of drugs (including legal, pharmaceuticals). So many changes and upgrades to infrastructure here in the U.S. as well as a strong educational system with the savings from incarceration. #EducationNotIncarceration

Looks like drug use and the spending on drug use has some discrepencies. This is more legitimate proof this war has deep roots in money! Whose money? You know the government has something to do with it!
Looks like drug use and the spending on drug use has some discrepancies. This is more legitimate proof this war has deep roots in money! Whose money? You know the government has something to do with it! Image courtesy of Google Images.

Are we winning yet? I’m asking anyone that knows…are we winning the War on Drugs? It’s being fought right now, as we speak. The U.S. government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the war going on and on, it seems. The U.S. government is spending even more to incarcerate non-violent substance users. Just ask the thousands of people who have lost family and friends to the War on Drugs. The education our children get in public schools amounts to a couple of antiquated videos per year on drugs. They learn nothing about the dangers and the truth about this hidden war.

Police brutality video here: Make sure you watch this to see what is happening every day of every week of every year due to the War on Drugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT20LOegtbA

Incarceration rates, murder rates, police brutality… all are on the rise with this war started by our most unpopular president ever… President Richard Nixon! The statistics get worse every year. Policy HAS to change. If it doesn’t, we know why. Over 1,000,000 Black Americans are not allowed to vote due to felony records of non-violent use of marijuana. I’m sure the GOP doesn’t mind this at all! Is this one reason? To suppress votes that could change power in the government? One has to ask since Black Americans are profiled and targeted unjustly so.

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So let me ask you again… Are we, the U.S., winning the War on Drugs? Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Most of these deaths are from prescription drug overdoses. America is brainwashed into thinking illicit drugs are the big killers but the Pharmaceutical companies produce some of the most dangerous drugs known to the world! Lets not forget that over 10,000 people, mostly innocent victims, are dying in our neighboring nation of Mexico. We spend so much on a fence to divide our nations and it has done NO good. We still have tons of illegal drugs coming into our country.

Ever since President Nixon started the travesty and human-rights- violation known as the “War on Drugs”, Black Americans have suffered the most. The statistics don’t lie. Black Americans are incarcerated at MUCH higher levels for the same crime of non-violent substance abuse. 1 in 3 Black American Men will be imprisoned while 1 in 17 White American Men will be imprisoned for non-violent substance use.

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Incarceration rates in the United States by race. Source: Washington D.C. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

These numbers aren’t from a made up meme. These numbers are real! These are statistics from our own government. It strikes me as a horrific injustice to our diverse population. Why are Black Americans profiled and arrested for crimes so much more often than White Americans. White Americans are a majority, yet the minority is serving the prison terms. Some, if not many, serve more time than murders, child molesters and rapists. Again, these are non-violent substance users. Does this make any sense to you?

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Black Americans Pay the Price Still in America. Source Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.

You can decide for yourself. Whites, the majority, are out-numbered by the minorities in the Prison system. This is NOT because white Americans use drugs less, in fact, the rate of use for all illicit drugs is very similar in the different ethnic groups. Profiling and racism are alive and well in the 21st century.

The same racial issues exist now, decades and decades later…well into the 21st century. People’s lives and their families’ lives are being ruined by this unjust, racist, human rights travesty known only as Nixon’s “War on Drugs”.

Why isn’t this a priority of the U.S. government? Why do we have privatized prison systems in the U.S. that have stock traded openly on our market? We know why. This is business. It doesn’t stop people from using and in fact, the drugs are in the prison system as well, so why do we keep repeating this insanity. The answer we all know… MONEY! The U.S. is all about the 1% and MONEY! Money is worshipped more than any other deity in the world here in America. Without money, we have no voice. We have no political power.

The only way we have a voice, is if we actively petition and educate our fellow Americans. Please take the time to sign this petition to End the War on Drugs and allow the compassionate use of Cannabis for Americans! Please click on the button below and make your AMERICAN VOICE HEARD!

I am an honorably discharged veteran of Desert Storm and the Marine Corps. In the Marines, we put color aside. We were either dark green or light green Marines… no black, no white or otherwise. We were brothers that had each other’s backs. I need all Americans to have each others backs in this all important issue.

Write it in on the ballots when you vote. Contact your senator or representative. Join groups like NORML or MPP. Just click on either to join! Strength in numbers…just like our U.S. military!

Please take time to sign our petition for freedom. Click the button below:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/decriminalize-marijuana-16
Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans. Take back our freedom. Petition at MoveOn.org.

We have to come together on this issue. It is not only a human rights issue, but it is costing millions of dollars and not accomplishing the reduction in drug use. Our country holds this hypocritical ideal that prescribed, dangerous medications are safe when in fact, they kill more Americans every year than all illicit drugs combined. It’s the great lie. It’s all about the money. Help end this 40-year-travesty.

For more information on President Nixon and the War on Drugs, CLICK HERE.

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Sobering to say the least. America has always been at war, even with its own people. Time to stop this injustice. It’s up to us as Americans to contact our elected officials, petition and peacefully protest this human rights travesty!

AGAIN, WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE AT OUR MOVEON.ORG PETITION: PLEASE SIGN, IT WILL ONLY TAKE A SECOND!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/decriminalize-marijuana-16Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans. Take back our freedom. Petition at MoveOn.org. Fight with this Marine that fought for our American way of freedom. Please, for all the victims of the 40 year, violent, racist War on Drugs (the poor). Rich people don’t go to prison for these things…only the poor and the Americans of diverse cultural backgrounds!

#endthewarondrugs and stop the violence and incarceration of non-violent substance users.

Written by Emery Myers for http://www.cannablogna.com

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Evanescence Covering Korn’s “Thoughtless” Awesome!

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Awesome, rare cover of “Thoughtless” by Evanescence. Full Video!

Originally posted on www.cannablogna.com: You may want to leave immediately if you are lacking common-sense! You've been warned... Have a good day!:

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A must watch for Korn and Evanescence fans. Evanescence covers Korn’s “Thoughtless” only the way she could! Check it out!

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Paul Ryan is a little tea pot round and stout...He's ready to do his best Robert Deniro impression. Not a good one but he's trying.

Paul Ryan the Wonder Boy for the Tea Party.

Paul Ryan the Wonder Boy for the Tea Party. The Meat Puppet for the 1% Richest People in the World!

Written by Emery Myers

April 22, 2013

We can't feed all these people. That would only create dependence. Meanwhile, while Paul Ryan enjoys his expensive, prepared food, 49 percent of women, children and families in the U.S. don't know where their next meal is coming from. Mighty Christian of Paul Ryan's new budget.
We can’t feed all these people. That would only create dependence. Meanwhile, while Paul Ryan enjoys his expensive, prepared food, 49 percent of women, children and families in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Mighty Christian of Paul Ryan’s new budget.

Paul Ryan’s net worth probably has nothing to do with his new budget that stomps on the poor… the “takers” as he calls them. This coming from a man who married into a whole, hell of a lot of wealth! Paul Ryan’s disdain for the poor is evident in most of his speeches. The Tea Party goes crazy over this meat puppet. The real American people who are suffering, despise this clown. His budget is a joke that only the ultra rich millionaires and billionaires support…of course, along with the republicans and the extremist group, the tea party.

Now there's the face of a tea-bagged politician if I have ever seen one! Maybe politicians like this are the problem.
Now there’s the face of a tea-bagged politician if I have ever seen one! Maybe politicians like this are the problem.

Paul Ryan’s net worth is estimated at 4.9 million dollars. Does this sound like a man who knows what it’s like to be poor and not know where your next meal is coming from? His home has a meager 6 bedrooms and all the amenities that a rich asshole would ever need. I have to scrounge to pay 30.00 for my insulin to keep me alive. I will say it was 60 dollars before Obama Care! Kudos to President Obama and shame on Paul Ryan!

Paul Ryan is a little tea pot round and stout...He's ready to do his best Robert Deniro impression. Not a good one but he's trying.
Paul Ryan is a little tea-pot round and stout…He’s ready to do his best Robert Deniro impression. Not a good one but he’s trying. What is he… a clown here to amuse you? Sorry, had to steal from GoodFellas, the movie. The difference, he is a real crook stealing from the poor for the rich!

Tea Party association… well sure. He did run with Mitt Romney. That in itself should tell all of us what kind of person Paul Ryan is. His smug looks. His dyed hair, which the hair cut alone was probably 500 dollars! His 3000 – 5000 dollar suits… He is just the poster boy for the 1%.

My question is, why do we elect douchebags like Paul Ryan into our political system. Are we all that ignorant to politics. One look at him and most people despise his rich looks and his horrible philosophy on human rights and the poor. This comes as no surprise he is a major Tea Party Conservative. He enjoys being T-bagged by the 1%. I think he has permanent T-bag imprints on his chin and forehead.

I live in a very conservative state and most people despise him. How does he stay an elected representative of America. This is not what Americans are about! This is a facade. This is an act. He is a puppet for the corporate interests. We all know this!

Paul Ryan Revealed. The truth. This does not even seem far-fetched at all! He is a clown.
Paul Ryan Revealed. The truth. This does not even seem far-fetched at all! He is a clown.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as the vice-presidential choice of Mitt Romney confirms his strong commitment to the tea party economic issues that have caused the tea party movement to become such a major force in American politics.” courtesy of http://www.teapartyexpress.org/

No, it can't be...a tea party republican telling lies? I don't think this is very hard to believe for those of us with common-sense/
No, it can’t be…a tea party republican telling lies? I don’t think this is very hard to believe for those of us with common-sense/

So, this is the kind of politician the tea party embraces. This is the future for them, for the Koch brothers, for the elite, 1% that actually rule everything. This isn’t conspiracy, this is reality. Our government is sick with a cancer. It is called the tea party and Paul Ryan is the poster boy for this cancer.

Written by Emery Myers

April 22, 2013

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The Failed War on Drugs. 4 Decades of Human-Rights Violations.

#EducationNotIncarceration
State and Federal Prison Population 1925 – 2010. Do you see the cause? The rise started when Nixon’s “war on drugs” started. These are the brutal facts.

Do you see when the rise in incarceration began in the United States? The United States has five percent of the world’s population but incarcerates 25% of the WHOLE WORLD’s prison population!

There are people serving life sentences for first time offenses for marijuana possession in the United States. These are non-violent first offenders sentenced to life by Mandatory Minimum Sentences. President Barack Obama and Eric Holder are working on changing this 40 year nightmare, which has disproportionately affected our Black American population and the poor population. Rich, white guys don’t go to prison. Just look at politician Trey Radel (click on his name to get the full, recent story). I really encourage you to click on politician Trey Radel’s short story to see how corrupt the whole “war on drugs” really is. This just proves my point that rich, influential white guys don’t go to prison!

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These states represent ALL states across the nation. How can we say the war on drugs is working? HOW? #educationNotincarceration

I have looked at many statistics. I have looked at many studies. They all point to the same human-rights violations against Black Americans and the Poor. These people are suffering in prison! I’m not talking about violent offenders. The reality is, the majority of non-violent offenders are in prisons for drug related complications. They are being imprisoned for substance use or abuse. This is how we take care of these Americans in our country! It has to stop. We can no longer support these human rights violations. We can no longer imprison non-violent drug offenders. Some people really are doing life for a plant…marijuana. If you don’t believe me, click   HERE FOR FACTS.

Today, President Obama and Attorney General :

As part of a new initiative, President Obama plans to step up the number of nonviolent drug officers he considers for clemency.

Mr. Obama with Attorney General Eric Holder by his side, “has asked the Justice Department to set up a process to ensure that anyone who has a good case for commutation has their application seen and evaluated,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.

U.S. spending on the failed, human rights travesty known as the "War on Drugs" started by one of our most corrupt Presidents...President Nixon.
U.S. spending on the failed, human rights travesty known as the “War on Drugs” started by one of our most corrupt Presidents…President Nixon.

So instead of strong education to prevent drug abuse, which does work for our future generations, we are spending more and more to incarcerate the minorities and the poor. What is going on here?

Colorado is planning on a 40,000,000.00 tax revenue infusion into the state’s education system out of the projected 100,000,000 million dollars in legal marijuana tax revenue this year. The legalization has actually decreased crime and is making a LOT of tax revenue for the state of Colorado without having to increase income taxes and burden the middle-class and poor even more. Sad fact! 49,000,000 Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from in the U.S.A. today! Paul Ryan’s budget plans to all but make the “takers” extinct in America and make the rich even richer and more powerful!

Please make your voices heard and sign my petition to end the war on drugs by clicking the icon below! Join the fight to take back our freedom and end the racist war on the poor! Practice your constitutional right to petition the government!

SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN'T. IT's not up to us what treatment an individual American feels works best for them and theirs! Thats Freedom!
SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN’T. IT’s not up to us what treatment an individual American feels works best for them and theirs! Thats Freedom!

It really is up to all of us as Americans. Please take the time to sign this petition at MoveOn.org and help protect our most vulnerable Americans! Make a difference. It only takes a minute! Peaceful activism!

Article by: Emery Myers

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POLICE AND THE DA SHOULD TRY LISTENING TO THE VOTERS FOR A CHANGE

POLICE AND THE DA SHOULD TRY LISTENING TO THE VOTERS FOR A CHANGE.

April 19, 2014

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When Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana last Election Day, their message was clear: Yes, marijuana should still be illegal, but the penalties for small marijuana infractions are much too harsh.

It should have come as no surprise how easily the proposal to make adult possession of an ounce of marijuana a civil violation punishable by a $100 fine rather than a criminal violation passed.

Voters understood that harsher penalties for small marijuana violations do not result in lower marijuana use rates or lower crime rates in any way. They knew that 11 other states had already established policies decriminalizing marijuana – most in place for decades – with no more marijuana-related problems than neighboring states that arrest such users.

Their sensible assumptions were affirmed by a 2008 World Health Organization report concluding that while the United States has among the toughest marijuana laws on either side of the Atlantic, we have by far the highest marijuana use rates. In fact, our marijuana use rates are double what they are in the Netherlands, where the sale and adult possession of marijuana are legally tolerated.

The only thing arresting smalltime marijuana violators accomplished was wasting tax dollars – about $29 million a year in Massachusetts, by Harvard economist Dr. Jeffrey Miron’s calculations. Oh, that and saddling ordinary citizens, young people and minorities in particular, with arrest records that could follow them their entire lives.

So, despite the way it was portrayed in much of the press, Nov. 4′s vote wasn’t a referendum on whether marijuana should be legal. It wasn’t a referendum on whether marijuana use should be tolerated, much less encouraged. And it certainly wasn’t a referendum on state law enforcement’s competence or fairness in enforcing existing marijuana laws.

That is, until Massachusetts’ law enforcement leadership turned it into one. In what was either a stunning public relations miscalculation or a profound misunderstanding of the proposal, Bay State police chiefs and district attorneys decided not only to oppose the measure, but also to exhaust their credibility trying to defeat it.

Their campaign was full of hyperbole and contradiction. Decriminalizing marijuana would encourage marijuana use, especially among children, they said, while ignoring the lower marijuana use rates in neighboring New York, a decriminalized state since the late ’70s. Decriminalizing would send the message that marijuana use is ok, they argued, while at the same time insisting that street cops rarely bothered with low-level marijuana users anyway. The process of fining and releasing marijuana violators would be too complicated for cops, they said, although officers apparently had no difficulty arresting, booking, trying, convicting and then fining them.

And so on. Not surprisingly, Massachusetts voters rebuffed law enforcement’s dire warnings and passed the measure with 65 percent of the vote, more than President Obama, who carried the state easily, received.

Also not surprisingly, nearly three months after the law was implemented, none of the opponents’ predictions of chaos and wanton drug abuse have come to pass.

But law enforcement leaders, having just embarrassed themselves at the polls with their “reefer madness” opposition to a modest, uncontroversial adjustment to marijuana penalties, are determined to exacerbate the damage they’ve done to their credibility. Rather than accept that the voters were right on this one, law enforcement officials are attempting to exploit a provision in the new law that allows localities to pass ordinances enhancing penalties for public marijuana use.

The provision was intended for the unlikely possibility that some communities might find that the prospect of a $100 fine and confiscation of contraband to be an inadequate deterrent to public marijuana use.

Rather than respect the will of the voters and acknowledge that the new law has in no way encouraged public marijuana use, those who originally opposed the initiative are rushing to subvert it through the public use provision. Among these opponents are Cape Cod District Attorney Michael O’Keefe and police chiefs in nine Cape towns.

While the details are sketchy right now, and the effects such proposals will have on the letter and spirit of Massachusetts’ decrim law unclear, O’Keefe and crew should learn from their recent mistakes and show some faith in their constituents’ judgment.

So far, we’ve seen more of the same nonsense from them that we saw before the law passed. You’d think to hear these officials talk that there’s an epidemic of marijuana users taking to our parks to smoke marijuana, happy to pay the existing $100 fine and lose their stash for the privilege.

Once again, these law enforcement officials are playing games. Once again, it’s up to the voters to call them on their childish nonsense.

SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN'T. IT's not up to us what treatment an individual American feels works best for them and theirs! Thats Freedom!
SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN’T. IT’s not up to us what treatment an individual American feels works best for them and theirs! Thats Freedom! Please click on the button and sign this important petition.

 

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