[Ibogaine] unsubscribe please

Ron Davis rwd3 at cox.net
Mon Aug 1 11:08:37 EDT 2005

Sorry to have run you off with my diatribe.  I'm not the sharpest tack in the box and would hate to think my ramblings caused you to unsubscribe.  It's just words and you may know much more about this than me.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andrea Wellman 
  To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
  Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 9:54 AM
  Subject: [Ibogaine] unsubscribe please

  thank you

  Ron Davis <rwd3 at cox.net> wrote: 
    The uniformed average US citizen has stood silently as the Bill of Rights has 
    been clipped off, systematically , the US Constitution.  Such a situation leads to the scenario you have painted Dana and it will only get worse. While I am not one that uses pot in my attempt to fight my addiction,  I cringe with fear at the abuses my government has made in its blatant, intentional and well planned attempt to destroy the Democracy I have been under the illusion I have been living in for the past 50 odd years.  Pick your favorite web site of quotes and find some from the members of the Third Reich.  It  is the same rhetoric being spewed from our leaders as I type.  Spooky stuff.  I am fearful as I clumsily write this although I am not a player or affiliated with any organization that seeks to inflict harm on anyone or this slowly eroding , beautiful country.  As a citizen, I must follow its laws, but geeze,  it's getting tough as the maze grows.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Dana Beal 
      To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
      Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 8:09 PM
      Subject: [Ibogaine] Emery seized by Forces of Satan; Sacrament of Transition Declares Him Martyr and Candidate for Sainthood

      I can do that, you know.

      North American Apostolic Delegate, Sacrament of Transition

      Cannabis activist and two others arrested
      By Jennifer Garner

      Canadian police acting under orders from US officials raided the
      headquarters of the British Columbia Marijuana Party (BCMP) in Vancouver
      today (Friday, July 22).

      The search warrants were authorized at the highest levels of the
      provincial government in concert with a cross-border US-Canada law
      enforcement pact authorized by the a US-authored Mutual Legal Assistance
      in Criminal Matters treaty (MLAT) between the US and Canada.

      The US has issued extradition orders for Marc Emery, who was arrested
      while traveling in Halifax to a hemp festival, as well as two others who
      work with Emery on television productions and other endeavours.

      American officials accuse Emery of "a conspiracy to produce marijuana
      and distribute marijuana seeds, and money laundering."

      The DEA and other agencies are claiming that by selling seeds to
      pot-growing Americans, Emery is engaged in a criminal enterprise with
      the growers.

      "Their activities resulted in the growing of tens of thousands of
      marijuana plants in America," claims US federal attorney Jeff Sullivan.
      "[Emery] was involved, allegedly, in an illegal distribution of
      marijuana in [the United States.] He is a drug dealer."
      Vancouver police armed with a search warrant raided the legendary store
      in the heart of Vancouver's "Vansterdam" district.

      Chris Bennett, manager of Pot-TV who was onsite when the BCMP center was
      raided today, said he is particularly angry that Canadian police were
      acting as enforcers of American drug laws.

      "They're taking him down to face charges in the United States of
      America, where sentences are much harsher that one would face in
      Canada," said Bennett.

      Emery has been arrested for marijuana-related "crimes" many times
      before, but those other arrests involved local Canadian charges and
      jurisdictions. Today's charges are far more serious because they involve
      US federal laws that stipulate mandatory minimum sentences of 20 years
      or more.

      Last year, Emery served 90 days in a Saskatoon, Canada jail for passing
      a joint.

      American officials are seeking Emery's extradition, which could take six
      months to a year. If they do seek to extradite him, he will become
      another high-profile cannabis activist seeking to fight off American
      attempts to prosecute him.

      Renee Boje, whose husband works for Emery at BCMP, has been fighting for
      years to quash a US extradition order that seeks to take her from Canada
      to face prosecution for cannabis in America. Her legal costs have been
      funded by Emery.

      According to witnesses, police have chained the BCMP doors, put barriers
      on the windows, and are dismantling the store to seize business records,
      seeds, computers, and other materials.

      The raid took place at 11 am. As of late Friday afternoon, there was no
      official statement from Emery or any of those arrested with him.

      If past behavior is any indication, however, Emery is likely to be
      unrepentant, and will fight the charges and extradition vigorously in
      front of judges and in the court of public opinion.

      The law enforcement treaty (MLAT) that snared Emery and his compatriots
      is part of a global American network of treaties allowing the US to use
      foreign police agents to investigate and arrest foreign citizens.

      MLAT's help the US to violate civil rights protections and other
      constitutional protections that would normally be afforded to citizens
      by their own countries.

      The first US bilateral MLAT entered into force with Switzerland in 1977.
      The treaties are seen as a powerful tool of US foreign policy and
      hegemony. Dozens of countries have entered into MLAT's with the US since
      1977, and the treaties are seen as a way for US police and prosecutors
      to arrest people no matter where they live, and even if they are not
      guilty of a serious crime in their home country.

      The treaties favor prosecutors and police, and make it virtually
      impossible for defense attorneys to advocate for clients snared by MLAT

      MLAT's have been criticized in other countries. Critics say US MLAT
      actions against foreigners violate international law, compromise human
      rights, and violate national sovereignty.

      The Irish Human Rights Commission has complained about a US-Ireland MLAT
      that allows CIA agents to secretly question Irish citizens on Irish soil.
      The MLAT signed by Minister for Justice Michael McDowell and the US
      Ambassador to Ireland James Kenny, gives sweeping powers to US
      authorities operating in foreign countries, including the right to seize
      documents, check bank accounts and carry out searches of property.

      The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said it would be examining the
      agreement, which was pushed through with the promise that it would only
      be used to assist the US "war on terror."

      Human rights activists in Ireland are particularly concerned that
      interrogations can be carried out in secret, and that the costs of CIA
      operations in Ireland will be paid by Irish taxpayers.

      The cross-border MLAT efforts sometimes involve enforcement of the
      United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and
      Psychotropic Substances that was finalized worldwide on November 11, 1990.

      It is possible that Emery and his associates would be charged with
      violating this Convention. In past years, UN officials have condemned
      Emery by name.

      The raids leave many questions unanswered.

      Although Emery is the highest profile marijuana activist in the world,
      who publicly airs reality television shows portraying all aspects of
      marijuana culture and who hosts marijuana connoisseur events like the
      Toker's Bowl, he is by far not the only person selling marijuana seeds
      across international boundaries.

      Vansterdam insiders note that while police were raiding Emery's store on
      West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver, other marijuana seed
      businesses were still open for business, and people were smoking
      marijuana while watching the raid.

      The issue of selective prosecution is also raised by insiders who note
      that US and Canadian officials are aware of massive cross-border
      organized crime operations that involve guns, hard drugs, and other
      illegality on a scale that dwarfs Emery's marijuana seed business. And
      yet it's Emery, who donates all the money he earns to non-profit
      pro-marijuana causes, who is targeted in an unprecedented raid ordered
      by the US.

      Protesters are on hand at Emery's store in Vancouver. The man who has
      provided bail money, attorneys, and other support for so many marijuana
      arrestees now finds himself in the clutches of the US government which
      he, his magazine, and his website so accurately describe as a
      totalitarian and imperialist hit squad.
      For the man who is often called "The Prince of Pot," today's arrest is
      the ultimate showdown.

      After leaving jail last year, Emery said, "Once you get over your fear
      of whatever they can do to you, you become empowered to just live as if
      marijuana is legal, without much concern for the consequences they
      threaten you with. Whatever they do to me- arrest, incarceration, even
      if they kill me- it's not going to make me live in fear. We're going to
      continue to show them that marijuana should be legal, that our culture
      is harmless and vibrant, and that it is the drug war, not the cannabis
      culture, which threatens public order and safety.

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