Banking for the Marijuana Industry – Big Banks Don't Bite

We know that in a couple years, the federal government will realize its major misstep in keeping “marijuana’ illegal, since they are missing out on a huge amount of tax revenue.  But it takes the federal government time to exercise common sense (sometimes, an infinite amount of time), and in the meantime, the 200 million people living in States and localities that have ‘legalized’ marijuana (with THC, the psychoactive component) are purchasing products – and the businesses selling those products have nowhere “legal” to put their cash.

So, approximately $3 billion is out of the “system” and can’t be monitored.  Big Brother hates that and is offering a special program where big banks can “legally” accept the money and monitor it for “suspicious” or “criminal” activity.  Big banks aren’t’ biting. I wonder why…

Let’s think about this real quick.   The federal government, who says that marijuana is “illegal” wants people who are selling marijuana to put their money in banks, so the government and big banks can monitor “criminal” activity.  Hmmm, would YOU trust the federal government?  I think that it is astounding that they actually think that people will fall for this, since the feds are always cash and asset hungry, and any person or business who is buying or selling anything with marijuana is STILL technically breaking “federal law”.  Hilarious.

I know that States are trying to help alleviate this issue, especially with the use of credit unions.  There are a lot of solutions, of course, it is just dancing around the guillotine of federal law.  Cash is a great way to maintain your privacy, and we aren’t afraid to say it!

Government-Made Climate Change

Government-Made Climate Change

It doesn’t matter what you really believe about “climate change”, to realize that there are a lot of people (especially with their tentacles in government) that do believe in it and want to use the fear of such to control people and use forms of taxation and regulation to keep people on their knees.  I’ll just start with the assumption that you have to love people where they are, and understand that some people really are afraid of what climate change could do.  That is where I think we should acknowledge and question man-made climate change – because if “man” is creating this, it is certainly possible that government is a large part of it, because ‘government’ is made up of a lot of men and women who can contribute to the problem (and the solution).

When people start to throw out the research regarding the warming and rising of our oceans, and the ‘extreme’ changes in climate (all which should be questioned because of the amount of time humans have actually collected data, but this point will go ignored from people who believe they are right) – instead of blocking this energy and concern being thrown, I think we should embrace it.  Okay, yes – let’s say this is happening, let’s talk about some additional environmental and political factors that can affect this and human kind’s health and safety.

1. Radiation from Fukushima:  This is serious and continues to affect our world.  Radiation can have long-lasting and drastic effects on the health of all life – plant, animal, and human.  While we are discussing major changes in climate, we should address that radiation is a major cause of concern, and focus on potential solutions to fix the continued leakage from this disaster.

2. Government-Backed Experiments & Programs Affecting Space:  This one is a hard sell, but it really deserves a place at the argument table.  Programs like HAARP, where huge amounts of energy are strategically placed into our ionosphere, may affect our climate.  Maybe not – but we should be talking about what governments do to our land, sea, and skies, that does have effects on the weather.  This even includes cloud seeding, which has happened for many, many years.  Let’s at least talk about how this may impact our weather, climate, and ecosystem.  Some people will throw you into the ‘conspiracy-weirdo’ camp, but that’s okay, because the truth is – things like this exist and it is “governments” made of humans – men and women – who decide to do these things.  That is “man”, and problems from government ARE man-made.

3. Policies: Some politician recently got backlash for saying that California as a State helped create its climate change problems, which of course immediately set off people who believe in man-made climate change.  However, part of the problem truly is how government regulations “allow” people to use their resources.  Water storage is a big issue for all western States – and how water is stored and how water is allocated between agriculture and residential/commercial use – can absolutely affect micro-environments within a State and community.  Maybe this is not the complete problem, let’s acknowledge that, but it DOES play some part.  And that is a part that we can fix immediately!

The issue with most government solutions is that they are from the top-town and while those policies trickle down, they capture sediment that creates bureaucracy, corruption, and confusion.  To realize a healthier environment, policies must start from the ground up – just like planting a seed.  I think by mimicking nature – the very thing we wish to protect – we are much better off in not only succeeding, but also protecting people’s liberty.  When people come out to viscously attack their fellow man – by saying that climate change is man-made – we can enhance the argument by bringing in government(s) to this picture.  By agreeing that governments, who are made up of “man” contribute to the environmental problems that we face – we stop ourselves from attacking back (which is futile) and instead help find solutions to government – because we CAN control that.  This is much more effective at actually creating solutions, and for me, protecting individuals’ natural rights and the micro-economies that many of us depend upon for survival.

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