HAPPY 4 & 20
Temecula, CA – Today’s report is an update on the ‘rebel’ or marijuana [medical, industrial, fun] scene. WOTS is that the big money is in the Denver scene as California’s initiative effort has dried up through a number of ego-friction reasons. Meanwhile just a few weeks after a bill was introduced to effectively strip pot users of a driver’s license, another bill came out to require listing medical stoners like Nazi Germany did with the Jews. That story has now been scrubbed from the web. Mary Jane has been tagged to Trayvon Martin by distracters, more med studies are released about cannabis, the skinny on the Fed’s new Dick Tracy, and Jack Herer’s last writing shows he was listening back in 2009 when we last met. HAPPY 420!! Cough! Cough!
After we finished railing about the prohibition and both agreed it would take a rescheduling, I cut to the chase. I told him of my Protestant affiliation (Presbyterian) and said point blank, “Upon reading your book. The Emperor Wears No Clothes, (now out of print) I can only come to one conclusion. The fight over cannabis, marijuana, is a fight of good versus evil. ‘Old school’, as in the Bible, good vs. evil.”
At the time if memory serves, Jack took a more spiritual bent to the discussion through the ‘tree of life’ thesis. It was therefore interesting and heartening to see this phrasing at the end of his mushroom view on the Bible scriptures:
“…the book of Revelations is a story of the transformation of the world from a world of oppression fueled by religious prohibition (the curse) and driven to the brink of destruction before there is a great leap of understanding that frees the world, releases the curse and heals mankind. The Tree of Life and the Fountain of Living Waters are the core of the new world. Plants are the true source of healing and this is made clear. The great spirit of evil and oppression is the spirit of prohibition and the minions of evil are those who accept the mark and attempt to vanquish freedom forever under the guise of truth and law (and security).
The WAR ON DRUGS is the great battle waging between truth and the great lie. Those who are on the side of oppression will find themselves as those who have accepted the mark of the beast. [Remember, as revealed in archive stories about the word ‘mark’, used in this reference, the word is a verb, a word of action, not a noun. Prohibition is an action- Ed ]
The Empire is marching ahead in its efforts to close down all storefronts. From my ‘secret squirrel’ comes this report:
“DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart today hailed Senate confirmation of Special Agent Thomas Harrigan as DEA’s Deputy Administrator.
“I cannot think of a better, more qualified, or more honorable person to have at my side than Special Agent Tom Harrigan as we lead the Drug Enforcement Administration through the many challenges we will face and the many successes we will have in the coming years,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Tom demonstrated strong leadership and dedication in the field, and his strategic vision as Chief of Operations has been second to none. Special Agent Harrigan’s confirmation enhances our nation’s safety and security by placing a proven, well respected career agent in this critical position at DEA.”
“It has been a privilege to have a career where I have served the American people through drug law enforcement, and it is an honor to have been selected to serve as the Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration,” said Thomas M. Harrigan, who currently serves as DEA’s Chief of Operations. “Working with Administrator Leonhart, I will do everything in my power to develop and implement strategies that undermine the international drug threat, and I look forward to continuing to serve at DEA and with our partners at home and abroad to achieve this important goal.”
“I am so pleased to hear of DEA Special Agent Harrigan’s confirmation as Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration,” said John “Jack” C. Lawn, DEA Administrator from 1985 to 1990. “Tom's more than 25 years of experience both in domestic and international operations and his exceptional management skills make him uniquely qualified for this position. As Deputy Administrator, he solidifies this leadership role whose responsibilities will be so important to DEA’s future. He now speaks from a position of strength as DEA’s Deputy Administrator.”
The DEA Deputy Administrator is the chief operating officer of the Drug Enforcement Administration, overseeing all enforcement, intelligence, administrative, and regulatory operations.
As DEA Chief of Operations, Special Agent Thomas M. Harrigan has been responsible for leading the worldwide drug enforcement operations of the agency’s 226 domestic and 85 foreign offices, as well as the Special Operations Division, the Aviation Division, and the Office of Diversion Control. He was appointed to this position in 2008 and is a principal advisor to the DEA Administrator on all enforcement-related matters.
Mr. Harrigan began his career as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1987 in the New York Field Division. He coordinated enforcement efforts against the notorious Rodriguez-Orejuela drug trafficking organization, an investigation that led to the arrest and incarceration of several high-ranking members of the Colombian-based cartel and the seizure of tons of cocaine and illicit proceeds throughout the United States, Colombia, and Panama.
In 1994, Mr. Harrigan was assigned to the Bangkok Country Office. While serving there, he directed an investigation that led to the identification and dismantlement of an organization responsible for the importation of multi-kilogram quantities of heroin into the United States. This organization utilized dozens of U.S. citizens as couriers who smuggled heroin from Southeast Asia to Chicago.
He left Bangkok in 1996 and was promoted to Group Supervisor in the Newark Field Division where he managed a Task Force group that was recognized by state and county officials for its significant enforcement achievements. He was reassigned to DEA Headquarters in 1999 where he served as a Staff Coordinator in the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs.
In 2000, Mr. Harrigan was promoted to the Operations Division as Section Chief of the Dangerous Drugs and Chemicals Section where he oversaw a multi-jurisdictional investigation that resulted in the largest LSD seizure in history. In 2001, he was reassigned as the Deputy Chief in the Office of Domestic Operations. During that time, he served as Senior Advisor to the Chief of Domestic Operations, assisting and providing oversight and direction to Domestic Operations’ Section Chiefs on a variety of budget and operational matters. He left the Operations Division in 2003 and reported as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge in the Washington Field Division with responsibility over High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Forces, offices in West Virginia, and the Administrative and Special Support Units.
In 2004, Mr. Harrigan was appointed to the Senior Executive Service to serve as the Chief of Enforcement Operations. In this role, Mr. Harrigan was the principal deputy for the Chief of Operations and directed the re-organization of DEA’s Operations Division. On February 18, 2011 he was nominated by President Obama to serve as DEA Deputy Administrator.
He is the recipient of numerous agency awards and commendations, including the Presidential Rank award of Distinguished Executive in December 2009.
Mr. Harrigan, a native of New York City, has a Master’s Degree in Education from Seton Hall University and has attended a number of government, military and private leadership courses to include Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Leadership Program. Mr. Harrigan is married and has four children.”
Meanwhile this holiday is being glommed by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 ‘poster’ the night campaign. On a different note, Anonymous has joined the fight for hemp/cannabis/marijuana via this degree:
“Dear Citizens of the World,
For far too long cannabis has been oppressed by big corporations, big pharma and governments when it could be benefiting all of mankind on many different levels. We have heard and we have watched your government lie and deceive you on all the dangers of cannabis. Show support by making your profile pictures green this April 20th on your social network profiles.
OpCannabis phase 1, initiated. We are Anonymous.....Expect us.
Attention individual people, governments, companies and fellow Anons!
We are Anonymous and we have an important message for you:
Plato said that it was ok to tell a lie ONLY if it truly benefits all of mankind. Plato called this lie the "noble lie." For far too long there has been a lie that has been perpetrated but it is neither noble nor does it benefit all of mankind, actually quite the opposite... the cannabis plant is one of the world's oldest and best medicines that has been known as beneficial for thousands of years!
It can replace many medicines and can be made into many different things such as plastics and fuels and paints etc. The bounds of this plant are limitless, we ALL are effected by illness such as cancer, diabetes, Crohn's disease, chronic pain, mental illness, alcohol abuse and a myriad of other physical and mental disorders. Cannabis had been proven over and over to help or even cure and reverse the effects of these diseases that will affect us all at some point in our life!
Yet it is kept from the people who need its curing powers by governments, big corporations, by big pharmaceutical companies because it is a threat to the money they make! They make more money off you being sick so they do not want you to have a cure, these people do not truly care about your wellbeing only the money they will make from your illness!
Since it is an easily grown plant that can be grown freely by anyone they have made it an illegal Schedule I drug. Cannabis has been oppressed by the powers that be that are afraid of its true benefits, and these benefits do help all of mankind!
So cannabis fits the criteria for Anonymous' support. We ask that all Anons and individuals please support the legalization efforts in any way possible! Even simply signing a petition or sharing info or even just having an open mind about the subject will help!
We ask you to please educate yourself on its many benefits and share these benefits with your sick or injured friends. We all know somebody that has cancer or diabetes and cannabis has helped or cured both and many other disorders!
Anonymous will begin its support for the legalization of marijuana on 4/20/12. So please show your support by educating yourselves and making your profile pic or timeline banner on your social services accts green or 420 friendly.
We have all seen the power of the SOPA blackout so Anonymous feels that we can help cure the world simply by everyone showing their support for this most beneficial plant! We must end the prohibition of cannabis!!
These oppressors make trillions of dollars off of the war on drugs by keeping their privately owned jails overcrowded with nonviolent drug offenders! We are approaching the 11 billion dollar mark that the government has spent on the drug war this year alone and have put millions of nonviolent offenders behind bars. This is a true crime against humanity and needs to end!
Saying cannabis is a dangerous drug and is not a medicine is NOT a noble lie... it is simply a lie!
WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE LEGION for legalization!
WE DO NOT FORGIVE the crimes of the War on Drugs.
WE DO NOT FORGET our brothers + sisters locked up because of it.
HAPPY 4-20 FROM ALL YOUR STAFF AT TEMECULA CALENDAR