Cannabis Sacrament Minister
Joined: 29 Dec 2003
Location: Santa Cruz Cannafornia
|Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:31 am Post subject: It's back... Florida Reinfested With McKillum
|New Laws Have Tougher Penalties for Pot Growers By Nic Corbett
CN Source: Tallahassee Democrat June 29, 2008 Florida
Starting Tuesday, a new state law will bring harsher penalties for marijuana growers. Under the new Florida law, a "grow house" will be classified as a building containing 25 or more marijuana plants. Before, the threshold was 300 plants. The charge will remain a second-degree felony.
"Our laws were way out of date on that,"
--Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum told the Tallahassee Democrat.
War on Drugs as a destroyer of the family unit
DWR: Monday, June 30, 2008
Why the War on Drugs is Bad for Family Values
Ilya Somin of Volokh Conspiracy
Newsbrief: McCollum/Return of the Undead, Part II 2000
Former Congressman Bill McCollum (R-FL), who as head of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime played a key role in much of the repressive anti-drug legislation to pass in the last 15 years, is seeking to return to Capitol Hill, this time as a senator. McCollum gave up his House seat in 2000 to run for the Senate only to be defeated by Democrat Bill Nelson, and then was passed over in his bid to be named drug czar for the new Bush administration. Since then, he has licked his wounds as a Washington lobbyist.
But McCollum's has been condemned not only by drug reformers but by privacy advocates as well. He was winner of the Orwell Award at the 1999 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference in Washington, DC. That dishonor goes to the person who has most promoted Big Brotherism. McCollum scored the award for his efforts to give the FBI expanded wire-tapping capabilities and the ability to read encrypted emails.
Lock 'em all up, for Crist's sake!
Juvenile Crime, Adult Time: Why are we so afraid of our kids?
The alarmist tone of this conservative tome echoed in Congress, where Florida Republican Rep. Bill McCollum introduced the "Violent Youth Predator Act," which called for confining children as young as 13 with adult offenders, denying federal funds to states that do not try 13-year-olds as adults and abolishing the federal agency charged with preventing juvenile crime. The bill, which is still being considered, has since been given a less hysterical name, but the stringent provisions remain.
Supreme Court Okays Random Drug Testing in Schools
"The horrors experienced by many young inmates, particularly those who are convicted of nonviolent offenses, border on the unimaginable. Prison rape not only threatens the lives of those who fall prey to their aggressors, but it is potentially devastating to the human spirit. Shame, depression, and a shattering loss of self-esteem accompany the perpetual terror the victim thereafter must endure."
--U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun,
Farmer v. Brennan
Police informer buried, but questions linger By Demorris A. Lee
Times Staff Writer May 14, 2008 PALM HARBOR
Rachel Morningstar Hoffman was laid to rest Tuesday amid grief and questions about how and why she died.
Hoffman, 23, was killed last week while serving as a informer for the Tallahassee Police Department.
Rachael Hoffman RIP
Mourners embrace as they walk from Temple Ahavat Shalom to the Curlew Hills Cemetery Tuesday during services for Hoffman.
Bill OK'd To Freeze Dealer Assets
Mexico Rejects Conditions On US Anti-Drug Efforts
'The Associated Press' Says Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat On Monday Once Again Just Said No To US Demands That American Prohibition Agents Be Allowed To Carry Arms In Mexico, Rejecting A Bribe Proposed By Two Republican Lawmakers, Senator Mike DeWine Of Ohio And Representative Bill McCollum Of Florida, Which Would Have Provided New Helicopters To Mexico)
Racial Implications of the Crack Laws!
The Savaging of Black America
Mass incarceration is by far the greatest crisis facing Black America, ultimately eclipsing all others. It is an overarching reality that colors and distorts every aspect of African American political, economic and cultural life, smothering the human – and humane – aspirations of the community. Even the boundless creativity of youth cannot escape the chains that stretch from the Gulag into virtually every Black social space.
Slimeball Bill McCollum's Cannabis Phoebia is Terminal!
BILL McCollum'S REEFER MADNESS 11/29/2007
Taking a closer look at the Florida attorney general's dire marijuana warnings
Now, as attorney general, he spends his time traveling the state railing against marijuana, touting sketchy statistics and writing columns with such shock-value headlines as “Target Marijuana McMansions,” the title of his Oct. 30 op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel. (That column has also been published in the Miami Herald, the Tampa Tribune and the Palm Beach Post.)
But his dire warnings are scarier than what the facts support. McCollum has little research to back up his claims, but there’s plenty of evidence that McCollum might be bending reality to manufacture a crisis.
Portland NORML News - Friday, July 24, 1998
Bill McCollum, the sponsor of H.R. 372, the "sense of the house" resolution against medical marijuana.
The House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 3898, the
"Speed Trafficking Life in Prison Act of 1998,"
on July 21 by a vote of 21-6
(I) objected to the "race-based rationale" for the bill.
-- H. Alexander Robinson, DPF Public Policy Director
"Over the last eight years, Mexican drug organizations have replaced motorcycle gangs as the major methamphetamine producers ... and have saturated the western U.S. markets."
-- Rep. Bill McCollum R - FL
"I do not want to be part of a bill that specifically targets a minority group."
-- Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
Rep. Bill McCollum(R-FL) is scapegoating Mexicans in his promotional material for the bill, and I am concerned passage of this bill will have a disproportionate effect on Mexican-American communities.
-- Drug Policy Foundation
House Votes To Oppose Medical Marijuana Use
('The San Francisco Examiner' Notes The US House Of Representatives Voted 310-93 Tuesday For House Resolution 117, Sponsored By Republican Bill McCollum Of Florida In Response To 1996 Ballot Initiatives Approved In California And Arizona That Allow Physicians To Prescribe Marijuana To Treat Symptoms Of Illnesses)
McCollum Concerned About Medical Marijuana
United Press International 18 Mar 1999
Florida Congressman Bill McCollum says he's deeply concerned about a recommendation by a panel of medical experts urging the federal government to allow scientific tests to determine the best way to use marijuana to benefit people suffering from cancer and AIDS. A leader in the fight against medical marijuana, McCollum says the report may encourage people to smoke pot. The doctors say active ingrediants in marijuana can ease pain, nausea and vomiting.
# Another Patient Arrested
Protesting US House's Anti-Medical Marijuana Resolution (A Bulletin From The Marijuana Policy Project In Washington, DC, Says Multiple Sclerosis Patient Renee Emry Of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Was Busted For Smoking A Joint In The Office Of Florida Republican Bill McCollum, Who Sponsored House Joint Resolution 117)
# Medical Marijuana Patient Arrested In Representative McCollum's Office (The Drug Reform Coordination Network Version)
Government Shows No Compassion for Medical Pot
Drug War Bill Threatening Freedom of Speech
Civil Liberties Cast Aside in Overzealous Drug War
Democrats Halt Meth Bill By Nicholas Morehead
Source: Wired Magazine July 19, 2000
also known as the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act of 1999
Rep. Robert Scott (D-Va.) chided Republicans on the committee, arguing that amendments proposed in a substitute bill Tuesday night by Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fl.) significantly changed the bill and that more time was necessary to review them.
"This is a deplorable process. In effect, we've been sandbagged on this bill," Scott said. "We certainly have the right to know what we're marking up. I feel it unfortunate that the majority has chosen to act this way."
Online Free Speech On the Line
Top Ten Bad Guys of Cannabis Prohibition 12/10/98
NORML has the full description of these low lifes.
I think Lungren should be somewhere.
#10 Jon Kyl...Arizona
On record denying mm to dying patients
#9 Representative James Rogan...California
Once a supporter of mm, sold out to Congress' radical right
#8 President Bill Clinton
Most dramatic increase in mj arrests in history.
#7 Newt Gingrich...Georgia
Another supporter, then backstab the death penalty on mj
#6 Representative Bill McCollum of Florida
Another backstabbing supporter turned Orwellian
#5 Representative Gerald Solomon...New York
sponsored more mean-spirited, draconian legislation than any
#4 General Barry McCaffrey
head cheerleader for the WoM
#3 38 members of the Kansas State Senate
life sentences for non-violant mj users
#2 Representative Bob Barr...Georgia
foams at the mouth about mj, carries water for the NRA
#1 Mississippi State Rep. Bobby Mook
introduced the bill to remove body parts in lieu of jail.
Bill "Mary" Janes, Florida Drug Office of Control
Poverty? Dubya Says Blame the Hippies!
PDFA - Slickly Packaged Lies
Florida Drug Czar Wants To Use Fungus On Marijuana Crops.
Scientists Fear It Could Attack Other Plants. Would-Be Hemp Farmers In Other States Should Sue To Stop This Biological Warfare.
Group Blasts US Funding - Anti-Drug Killer Fungus!
Killer Fungus Touted to Eradicate State Pot Crop!
Toxic Drift: Monsanto and the Drug War in Colombia
Revolving Doors: Monsanto and the Regulators
Drug War: Agent Green: McCollum's "Silver Bullet" - In The Head
The early summer 1996 aerial spraying of Ultra Glyphosate (Monsanto's "Round-Up") on 45,000 acres of Guaviare coca caused convulsive vomiting and hair loss among the children.
About The Fungus
Killer Fungus Touted to Eradicate State Pot Crop! By Julie Hauserman
Source: St. Petersburg Times July 17, 1999
Souder Fungus Déjà Vu!
FLA: Introduced /Fusarium/ plan
Marijuana-Eating Fungus Seen as Potent Weapon,
but at What Cost
US Might Enlist Fungi In Drug War
According to USA Today, US Representative Bill McCollum confirmed Wednesday that US researchers are using genetic engineering to create strains of fungi that will destroy opium poppies, coca plants and cannabis, and will receive $23 million to continue research as part of the $500 billion spending bill approved 65-29 Wednesday in the Senate and signed by President Clinton.
Farben Sprays Columbia
Death-spray legal defense by Reverend Damuzi (07 Jul, 2003)
Courageous lawyer Terry Collingsworth helps Ecuadorian farmers launch lawsuit against DynCorp's poison sprays.
The Red Cross tries to help a baby suffering from the effects of the massive spraying.
McCollums/Monsanto Dope Killing Fungus 6/17/99
The legislation was guided through Congress by Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla. In addition to mycoherbicide research, the legislation provides for promotion of alternative crops to narcotics plants for South American farmers.
"These micro-organisms have the potential to cripple drug crops before they are even harvested," DeWine said.
McCollum said the new crop eradication technology is much safer than traditional strategies. "All of the indications are that this has the potential for making a big difference in the drug war," he said. "This could be the silver bullet."
Effects on health and environment of glyphosate-containing herbicides
US Aerial Chemical Eradication in Colombia
Stop Monsanto/McCollum's DEAd Seed Technology! 4/27/99
HT: Dope Killing Fungus! June 19, 1999
Montana NORML is in the process of filing a lawsuit to gain access to all records and data related to the research -- our initial request was denied, which is in violation of Montana state law.
I'll keep you posted.
-- John Masterson
MT NORML Files Suit On Killer Fungus Research!
Group Sues MSU Over Anti-Marijuana Fungus
Drug Warriors Push Eye-Eating Fungus
Wallstreet's Spontaneous Abortionists
The timing and types of pesticide exposures are critical determinants of reproductive outcomes, according to a recently published study by Canadian researchers. The study examined pesticide exposures based on recall by farm families and reported histories of spontaneous abortions among women living on the farms. The study found strong evidence that a woman’s exposure to pesticides in the three months prior to conception or in the month of conception significantly increased her risk of spontaneous abortion.
Hemp can also be grown without the pesticides that are necessary for cultivation of other textiles and paper products, such as cotton which requires large amounts of pesticides and today is the most polluting of all agricultural industries. Cotton production, in fact, accounts for half the pesticide use in the US, and that product is one of the major products for which hemp could be substituted.
Poison Inc. Pesticides v Hemp
A democracy cannot survive as a permanent form of government. It can last only until its citizens discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority (who vote) will vote for those candidates promising the greatest benefits from the public purse, with the result that a democracy will always collapse from loose fiscal policies, always followed by a dictatorship.
---Lord Thomas MacCauley
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