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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.

Saying Goodbye to the Monsters

Civil Flag

Unite States Civil Flag (For use in times of Peace)

 

Last night I finished the biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles.  Over the past year and a half, I have read the biographies of George Washington, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller (all by Ron Chernow).  In this same time period, I was given a book called “A Course in Miracles” by a very dear friend and fellow Ron Paul supporter.  And since beginning to really focus in on politics since 2009, as well as run for Congressional office in Colorado in 2012 and 2014 (and exploring a third in 2016), one thing has become very apparent to me.

I am saying goodbye to the monsters.  There are so many people who exist, who seek to raise fear and use fear as a tactic to stop you from achieving your dreams – or achieving anything for that matter.  Even people who claim to support the same things that you do – when I have stood up for that – they repeatedly tell me how scared I should be of this ominous force that seeks to destroy me.

For years and years I have been told to prepare for the next economic collapse – all while I take time and energy away from actually engaging in positive and productive actions that may stop me from ever being rampaged by such a catastrophic event in the first place.  By using this fear of a tragic event to come, these people who behave like monsters, lurch behind you, using facts and data to support something that is obviously very real – but not really any different than anything that has happened for hundreds and thousands of years.

After reading these truly wonderful biographies, I was astounded at how again and again – instances of politics (the attempted destruction of individual liberties, the use of force by government, the use of force by corporations, politicians being bought by various interests, the strengthening and weakening of the federal government over States’ rights) repeated.  Again and again.  What we are seeing today, is absolutely nothing new.  This is how we roll.  This is life.

You see, there are good times and there are bad times.  There are times of economic prosperity, and there are times of stagnation and depression.  There are times of achieving liberty and there are times of oppression.  History continues to repeat – and here we are in this present moment – this “holy instant” – and what do we do with it?  What do we do with RIGHT NOW?  Because the past is gone and the future is unknown, how are you going to take this holy instant and what will YOU do with it?

I am saying goodbye to the monsters.  I want to use my precious seconds on Earth, to love, to give peace, and to peacefully rebel against people who use fear to stop others from expressing themselves and living in liberty.  True liberty is taking off all of the shackles of fear away from your heart and your mind.  All of the bad, the disaster, the war, the pain, the evil – can you imagine yourself not feeding it anymore?  Can you imagine acknowledging something but not giving your heart and mind to it?  Can you imagine, instead, believing in goodness, peace, and kindness?  In your seconds, you have the choice for what you feed your mind.  I am no longer feeding these monsters of fear.

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Could Hurt You

Say NO to the TPP

The TPP is billed as a “free-trade” agreement between the United States government (representing the interest of the large corporations who have bought it) and 11 countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Here is the only question you need to ask yourself – if trade were allowed to be free amongst individuals, companies, and other individuals and companies – why would you need an agreement?

Free trade, in its simplest form, means that people are free to trade with other people.  You don’t need an agreement, or a pact, because people are free to do what they want, and individuals and the market will respond accordingly. That is what “free” means.  If there is nothing stopping someone – they are free.

However, the TPP could very well end the freedom of individuals to both trade freely with other individuals, as well as have their individual rights eroded.

The agreement would allow food products from other countries into our nation’s food supply as long as the exporting country says they are ‘safe’.  This is a grave danger to the health and well-being of America’s citizens who enjoy the ability to consume foods that are extremely regulated in comparison to other countries, especially when it comes to the use of toxic pesticides and monitoring of heavy metals. Food labels could actually be considered a “trade barrier“, and the TPP would rather allow products to flow “freely” without allowing people to know where exactly their food is coming from.  And of course, I believe, that consumers deserve to make an informed decision of whether or not they want to eat a product – and the country of origin is certainly part of that decision.

Small companies and producers never benefit from such large, over-reaching agreements.  Only gigantic multi-national corporations, who purchase our representatives in Washington, need this type of blanket agreement with other governments – to preserve their trade.

The smoking gun here is that our government, that promised un-compromised transparency, will not allow us to see the actual text of the TPP agreement.  However, Wikileaks has a portion of this document available here.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won’t speak to this issue, as another smoking gun, that the TPP is latent with corruption and does not deserve the support of our representatives.  We hope you will make an informed decision about who should represent you in 2016, and consider “cleaning your house” as a precaution.

– Tisha Casida

Never Be Afraid of Your Government – Case Gyrocopter Mailman

Image from: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2015/04/15/capitol-small-aircraft-lands-lawn/25823763/
Image from: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2015/04/15/capitol-small-aircraft-lands-lawn/25823763/

Image from: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2015/04/15/capitol-small-aircraft-lands-lawn/25823763/

So, believe it or not, a man (Doug Hughes) who broadcast his plan to fly his gyroscope ‘non-violently’ to the capitol to deliver a message to Congress – was not stopped by the military, police, or otherwise – he made it all the way to the capitol lawn.

Now, this is some gutsy civil disobedience!  He is incredibly lucky that he wasn’t shot on landing, and we are glad he is alive and okay.

I believe this is a very strong testimony to the very painful misallocation of resources when it comes to Homeland Security.  In addition to resources, it is probably saying something about the organization and culture of people who are supposed to be “protecting” the American people.  Because if someone can fly a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the capitol, without triggering some type of alarm – there is a real problem.

Do we really believe that the federal government can “keep us safe”?  I would think that giving them the authority to patrol our borders and capitol against terrorists is a good thing, but when it comes to our own States, cities, counties, and homes – I think I would rather protect myself!  Or depend on a State or local government have more control, where I can keep an eye on them.

I am happy that the non-violent protest of civil disobedience by Mr. Hughes ended with him alive and probably in a lot of trouble.  What a wonderful reminder that “government” is only as smart and savvy as the people IN government.  I hope you consider cleaning your house this election and voting in some new blood with a new focus on effective policies that truly protect people.

– Tisha Casida

CBD OIL BANNED FROM AMAZON – Get Yours NOW while you CAN!

Protect Your Medicine Freedom - Buy While You Can

Amazon has made the decision to no longer allow merchants to sell their CBD hemp oil via their market platform.  In addition to this, Google AdWords has recently banned certain CBD oils from being able to advertise (namely those who disclose what is in their CBD oil on their website).

In our conversations with customer service, they are not able to give us a direct reason why, so we can only assume that big-pharma and big-government (that has its big hands on the throats of both of these online platforms) is cracking down.  They want to stop consumers from being able to choose for themselves what they use as medicine.

At this time, they cannot stop us from independently selling this product online via our website and they cannot stop us from bringing this product to retailers and your doorstep.  And we will.  We will not stop and we will not be stopped by big-pharma and big-government that is afraid of the profits they will be missing as more and more people make individual choices about how to treat their pain and disease – outside of the pharmaceutical industry.

You are in control of your health and medicine choices.  If you want a third-party verified, transparently-produced CBD Hemp Oil from Colorado-grown hemp – this is your chance to purchase it and tell your friends at www.cbdoil.life.  At That’s Natural! we will fight back to protect your right to medicine freedom – please support us by sharing this with your friends and family.

PS: As of this writing not ALL of the products have come down off of Amazon because they have figured out “work arounds” to keep up (according to customer service at Amazon).  We can only wonder if part of these other CBD oil’s strategy is to not disclose where their hemp is coming from, as we make it clear that our product is U.S.-grown in Colorado.