Israeli Forces Kill Dozens, Wound Thousands in Gaza as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

Israeli Forces Kill Dozens, Wound Thousands in Gaza as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

May 14th, 2018

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Via: Daily Mail:

Israeli snipers have killed scores of Palestinians and wounded thousands more as 35,000 protesters rallied against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem overseen by Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka.

A 14-year-old was among 52 shot dead along the Gaza border on what is already the deadliest single day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war between the Jewish state and Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas.

At least 2,400 more have been injured with hundreds of them by live bullets, according to Gaza officials as the Palestinian government accused Israel of committing a ‘terrible massacre’ and Amnesty International called the bloodshed an ‘abhorrent violation’ of human rights.

This afternoon a White House delegation – including Ivanka Trump and her husband – gathered for an inauguration ceremony for the opening of the new embassy alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The US President tossed aside decades of precedent when he recognised the city as Israel’s capital in December – a decision that sparked global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis.

Update: Thousands Wounded

Via: Irish Independent:

The Palestinian death toll from Israeli live fire in protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Monday rose to 52, a Palestinian health ministry official said.

Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said the dead included six children under the age of 18. About 2,400 Palestinians had been wounded, about half of them by live bullets.

Via: Reuters:

Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

The U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv fulfilled a pledge by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has recognized the holy city as the Israeli capital, but it has fired Palestinian anger and drawn criticism from many foreign governments as a setback to peace efforts.

At the embassy inauguration ceremony, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Trump for “having the courage to keep your promises�.

“What a glorious day for Israel,� Netanyahu said in a speech. “We are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay.�



2 Responses to “Israeli Forces Kill Dozens, Wound Thousands in Gaza as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem”

  1. Dennis Says:

    Sacrifices to celebrate the opening of the new temple.

  2. Calm Says:

    Since I was born after World War II (in 1948), I hold no sense of responsibility for what happened to the Jewish Folks and the holocaust. …. But, the holocaust against the Arabs and Palestinians carried out by Israel and its supporters happened during my lifetime and on “My Watch” so to speak, and I am quite dismayed.
    For my complete lifetime, Jewish Folks have been entering courtrooms across the universe seeking compensation and the return of properties, artwork, and other valuables which were seized during Hitlers Reign.
    I think that the Palestinian people deserve the same “Right-Of-Return” and the same sense of justice that the Jewish Folks have insisted upon within every courthouse in the land.
    Never once did I ever hear a Jewish Person claim that the holocaust was too long ago, or the facts had changed on the ground as they made their compensation claims …. But that is what the Jewish Folks are telling the Palestinian People today.
    As I mentioned, I am 70 years of age now and in no condition to lead a protest of any type. But if I was young again, this is what I would be promoting in support of the Palestinian cause.
    The Americans view their forests and parklands as “Sacred Ground” in the same way that Palestinian’s view their homeland.
    The vast areas forests and Parklands are not only “Sacred” but a huge financial asset as well. Because of being so large in size, they are too large to protect against anybody with a book of matches.
    If I were a Palestinian, I would quietly (not publically) approach the American negotiators and demand that Israel return to the Pre-1967 lines. And in no uncertain terms, tell the Americans that they have 12 months to complete the task presented. And, inform the negotiators that failure to do so will result in this threat being made public and the question asked “Is America ready to lose it’s “Sacred Lands” for Israeli warfare?
    I have little doubt that Americans would feel just as defenseless as the Palestinians do today as the bullets and bombs fly indiscriminately.
    The forests and parklands are just too large and vast to even attempt to protect against such a threat.
    I would think that with each fire which was caused by lightening strike alone would cause huge paranoia and consternation within the American government and bring them to the negotiating table in the morning.


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‘All people can live in peace,’ says Jared Kushner as Israel kills dozens of Palestinians

Kushner, whom President Donald Trump tasked with bringing peace to the Middle East, said the US administration had almost completed a peace plan, but is undecided about when to reveal its contents, in light of the outrage the US embassy move sparked.

Ahead of Kushner’s address on Monday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) killed 41 Palestinians and injured over 1,900 more at protests along the Gaza-Israeli border. The sixth week of the Great Return March has been the most deadly, and was described by the Palestinian government as a “terrible massacre.”

Monday’s wounded include 74 children and 23 women, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. The total number of casualties at the protests stands at 86 over the six weeks.

“We believe, it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give – so that all people can live in peace – safe from danger, free from fear, and able to pursue their dreams,” Kushner’s said at the embassy opening on Monday.

Kushner also commended his father-in-law for breaking with decades of tradition to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city of Jerusalem, saying that while his predecessors back down from their pledge on such a move, “when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it.”  

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However, the decision to move the embassy is seen as a massive win for Israel at the expense of Palestinians. Israel annexed East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, and Palestinians hope to have East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, should a peace agreement be reached.

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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Destroys Dozens Of Homes, Shows 'No Sign Of Slowing Down'

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes in the Big Island’s Puna district and forced the evacuation of more than 1,700 people since lava began spewing into residential neighborhoods on Thursday.

Dramatic videos in recent days show fountains of lava shooting hundreds of feet into the air, and hot steam and toxic gases billowing from a growing number of fissures in the earth’s surface.

Heartwrenching images of cars catching fire and rivers of red-hot lava blanketing houses have also been shared widely on social media. 

“My son keeps asking me, ‘Mommy when are we going to go home?’” Amber Makuakane, a single mom of two whose property was destroyed on Saturday, told The Associated Press.

At least 31 homes have been destroyed by the lava eruptions, reported AP,  and officials said that figure could increase in the coming days.

More than 1,700 residents from Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens, subdivisions of the Big Island’s Puna district, have been forced to evacuate. 

Officials warned Sunday that it was impossible to predict how long the volcanic activity would continue. But for the moment, said one, there was “no sign of things slowing down.”

“That’s the sad part about it,” Hawaii County civil defense administrator Talmadge Magno told CBS News. “It could be happening for a long time, or on the other hand … mysteriously it could just end.”

Kilauea erupted on Thursday, following days of earthquakes. Activity intensified on Friday after powerful, back-to-back tremblors.

As of Sunday, officials said at least 10 fissures — elongated fractures or cracks in the earth’s surface from which lava erupts — had opened in Puna, parts of which sit on Kilauea’s east rift zone. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, newly opened fissures have been “active for a couple of hours before shutting off.” The observatory said more fissures are likely to open, but it couldn’t predict details. 

“This is a very fast moving-situation,” Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Sunday, according to Hawaii News Now. “This is unfortunately not the end.” 

As displaced residents steeled themselves for a possibly long spell away from home, many expressed a serene attitude. 

“You have to ask Pele,” Steve Clapper, a Leilani Estates resident, told the AP, when asked when he thought he might return home. Pele, according to traditional Hawaiin beliefs, is the volcano goddess who resides in Kilauea.

“What can you do? You have no control over it,” Clapper continued. “Pele’s the boss, you know.”

Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has been erupting continuously since 1983. Lava, however, hasn’t threatened the population since 2014, when a slow-moving flow prompted road closures and evacuations. 

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Watch As Dozens Of Mainstream Media News Anchors Get Caught Reading The EXACT Same Script

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It’s no secret that members of the media use their own personal agenda’s and bias to beam out specific messages to the masses, this is something that everybody can agree on. It’s been done since the inception of media and has since grown into a massive brainwashing tool, one which now influences the masses on a collective scale. This is why we see so much information from mainstream media outlets, regarding major events, that is completely contradicted by other news outlets and sources. Too often, the source of information from mainstream media outlets is their “intel,” and we simply believe what we are hearing without question.

This is also why we see members of the media themselves, like journalists, come out and “blow the whistle,” so to speak. Here is an article I published earlier of 3 popular mainstream media journalists coming forward expressing that these outlets are constantly told what to say, and how to say it from corporate and government/intelligence agency sources.

A declassified document from the CIA archives in the form of a letter from a CIA task force addressed to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, details the close relationship that exists between the CIA, mainstream media and academia.

The document states that the CIA task force “now has relationships with reporters from every major wire service, newspaper, news weekly, and television network in the nation,” and that “this has helped us turn some ‘intelligence failure’ stories into ‘intelligence success” stories,’ and has contributed to the accuracy of countless others.” Furthermore, it explains how the agency has “persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold, or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests or jeopardized sources and methods.”

This is from years ago and still continues to this day.

With all this being said, not all stories are fake, but those that can have such political and economical impacts, seem to be tinkered with on many occasions.

Part of the shift in consciousness happening on this planet right now involves ‘seeing through’ this type of thing, and it’s safe to say we’ve come a very long way as a collective in doing so.

In the clip below published by Timothy Burke, news anchors are shown reading the exact same script, which was apparently a journalistic responsibility message, word for word by their employer – The Sinclair Broadcast Group. They’re currently the largest owner of television stations in the United States. It’s not only the Sinclair Group and their affiliate stations, we see this with all outlets.

The video, at one point, shows 30 of the news segments synced up in unison.

The point is, people in positions of power have this influence, and it’s more so about brainwashing the masses to take a specific perspective on a specific topic rather than sharing any sort of meaningful information for the benefit of humanity.

The ‘war on fake’ news is perhaps the best example of how information alone can threaten the agenda and plans of the global elite.


There are Many examples provide excellent opportunities to wake up and see through the lies. Be it 9/11, or what’s been happening in places like Syria, it seems we’re not really being told the truth. Instead, it seems we are dished corporate and government lies in order to brainwash the masses and justify the invasion/take over of other countries. Today, that’s referred to as false flag terrorism, another topic that “influential people” outside of North America are creating awareness about.

Politics is a great example, instead of focusing on problems our world faces, it’s become one giant entertainment arena.

At the end of the day, there is a script behind these events, provided from another entity and given to these media outlets. These media outlets then instruct their employees on exactly what to say. The employees do not question, they simply do what they are told and read what they are told to read, and the video below is an excellent example of that.

It’s one of many examples where we see scripted media across the board.

This is and has been the agenda of the American empire for a long time, one that imposes their  political and economic will in what seems to be a ‘take over the world’ type of agenda under the guise of good-will, using their mainstream media as an intelligence/brainwashing tool.

Most wars today are based on completely false pretences and ‘fake news’ dished out by mainstream media is a key culprit.

At the end of the day, the responsibility lies within us. We are the ones that should be fact checking, and really looking into something before simply believing it without question.

When it comes to this, I share the sentiment of Edward Snowden:

“The problem of fake news isn’t solved by hoping for a referee, but rather because we as citizens, we as users of these services, help each other. We talk and we share and we point out what is fake. We point out what is true. The answer to bad speech is not censorship, the answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to exercise and spread the idea that critical thinking matters, now more than ever, given the fact that lies seem to be getting more popular.”  (source)

Alternative news was birthed when social media platforms became popular. Within the past 5-1o years, alternative media outlets have received billions of views, and this popularity deemed them as providers of “fake news.” As a result, this forced the government to create a war on fake news, by limiting access and restricting what people have the ability to see on social media feeds.

These outlets, like Collective Evolution, were receiving more views then your CNN’s, your New York Times, and other popular mainstream media outlets.

Keep in mind that these outlets are owned and controlled by a small group of people, they’ve been the source of what the world sees as ‘news’ for decades, and it seems they are not too happy when somebody takes that away from them…

Alternative news media outlets have since been heavily censored, and much of it has been deemed as ‘fake news’ despite the fact there were legitimate, credible sources for many stories, something mainstream media doesn’t really provide.

There is no doubt in my mind, and I would assume in most peoples minds, that a large portion mainstream media is completely scripted, and the latest example comes from a slew of television news outlets warning viewers about the  trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories that currently plagues our country. It’s ironic, because most of these fake news stories, in my opinion, are coming directly from mainstream media and government agencies.

As NY Magazine points out:

“The identical, seemingly earnest editorial messages paid lip service to the importance of fact-checking and unbiased reporting, but they also complained about “false news” and “fake stories.” If that seems to echo the rhetoric of President Trump, it’s probably because the statement was written by one of his allies.”

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Never Forget, The US Gov’t Slaughtered Dozens in a Church Over an Illegal Gun Part


This week, President Donald Trump betrayed his base and Americans in general as he advocated for confiscating guns with no due process. 

“I like taking the guns early like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.

“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.

This blatant attack on the very thing that makes America great, due process, has been in the making since before the Florida shooting, but Trump appears to be striking while the iron is hot.

Earlier this week, president Trump told a group of lawmakers that they must do something to keep guns away from mentally ill individuals – even if that means raising the minimum age for rifle ownership to 21 and making all 18-20 year-olds who have guns, criminals overnight. He is also going after gun parts as well—the bump stock.

When the alleged “conservative” president hops on the gun control train so easily, it is definitely cause for concern. Here’s why.

The US government carried out the deadliest church massacre in history which led to the deaths of 82 men, women, and children. It all came to a violent end 25 years ago in Texas and it all began with allegations of illegal gun parts.

Our source material comes from the FBI’s own vault, which contains two files on the case against Vernon Howell, also known as David Koresh. Koresh was the leader of the “Branch Davidians Seventh Day Adventists.” According to the FBI case file, Koresh was believed to have been holding people against their will at his compound in Waco, Texas, potentially guilty of “involuntary servitude and slavery” charges.

In 1992, Child Protective Services (CPS) was called in to investigate the accusations. After a thorough investigation, CPS concluded no one was being held at the compound against their will, nor any child abuse, and the federal prosecutor, who reviewed the report, saw no reason to prosecute Koresh. On October 16th, 1992, the FBI closed the case against Koresh and the allegations he was abusing children and holding his followers against their will.

Still, however, the FBI proceeded with investigating other allegations the Branch Davidians had used banned gun parts and converted semi-automatic AR-15 (assault) rifles into fully automatic ones, a violation of federal law. Most of the weapons in the compound were all legal. However, during the subsequent trial, it was reported that 48 of them had been modified to be fully automatic.

Also alleged was that the group was planning a mass suicide. The FBI concluded, “no information has been developed to verify the accuracy of the allegations.” Still, the FBI put local law enforcement on notice.

Despite having no concrete evidence Koresh, who some have said was delusional, had violated anyone’s civil rights, or abused any children, the investigation into the weapons violations continued. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pursued the allegations the group was stockpiling weapons and explosives. According to the ATF,  the bureau found:








Wishing to further investigate the compound’s armory, the ATF secured a search warrant and attempted to raid the compound on February 28th, 1993. The Davidians, possibly feeling they must protect their home, property, and persons from the intruders, opened fire on the federal agents, an action which led to the deaths of several ATF agents and compound members.


The raid initiated a 51-day standoff with the ATF as well as the FBI. Koresh released 24 members from the compound, who were mostly children, and continued the stand-off with authorities which was broadcast daily across the country until day 51 arrived. On that day, the government brought in heavy equipment and penetrated the compound with a tank-like machine which pumped the compound full of CS Gas. What happened next, in the minds of many who saw it, can only be likened to a horror film.

The compound became ablaze with a roaring fire. The all-consuming inferno killed 76 people who were huddled inside. Later, it was determined many of those who’d perished were also shot by firearms. Researchers, who later investigated the incident, concluded federal agents were observed shooting from the compound’s grounds into the building already set ablaze by fire. While the official government narrative is those individuals committed suicide, the researchers were able to demonstrate they were likely killed by automatic weapons fired by federal agents, possibly killed as they were attempting to flee their burning compound.

To this day, the ATF maintains the fire was, “set by cult members, as law enforcement attempted to force them out by introducing tear gas into the building.” And for years, following the fiery destruction of the compound, the FBI maintained the same storyline.

However, in 1999, then-Attorney General Janet Reno made the following admission, “I am very, very troubled by the information I received this week suggesting that pyrotechnic devices may have been used in the early morning hours on April the 19th, 1993, at Waco. At this time, all available indications are that the devices were not directed at the main wooden compound, were discharged several hours before the fire started, and were not the cause of the fire. Nonetheless, it is absolutely critical that we do everything humanly possible to learn all the facts as accurately as possible and make them available to the public and Congress.”

Those facts, according to some of the survivors of the fire, who were inside at the time the fire broke out, are undeniable. They are convinced the government used incendiary devices to set ablaze the tear gas which had been pumped into the building. And they’re not alone.

According to CBS News, “Independent filmmaker Michael McNulty came upon some evidence that appeared damaging to the government. He found a shell casing from a certain type of tear gas round that could start a fire – a device the Justice Department had denied using for more than six years – publicly and to Congress.”

That shell casing led to Reno’s acknowledgment, but the government still has not taken full responsibility, as Reno denied the devices were used to penetrate the building. Questions still remain as to why they would be used at all.

Even though it was later determined Koresh had, indeed, molested children, and was by all intents and purposes a pedophile of the worst kind, the fact remains. The government used gas and allegedly fired on its own people which either directly or indirectly led to the deaths of 76 people — inside a church—over suspicion of illegal gun parts. 

None of the dead were ever given due process and Americans have learned very little from the handling of this situation. Sadly, there was no outcry and this incident serves as a brutal reminder of what can happen when the US government makes up its mind to take out those they disagree with.

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Alleged Serial Pedophile Arrested, Charged With Dozens of Felonies for Child Rape—He’s a Cop


Charlotte, NC  — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Matthew Porter, 54, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a ten-year-old girl. He’s been charged with 28 felony charges, which include 20 counts of indecent liberties and eight counts of first-degree sex offense. The girl, who’s now 17, said it all started when she was 10.

She now lives in Nevada and told authorities there what the career police officer, who has now been placed on unpaid administrative leave, did to her. CMPD Deputy Chief Katrina Graue made the announcement at a press conference in Charlotte on Tuesday. She said:

It is not uncommon for child victims to delay reporting as they grow a little more mature and seek counseling…It is not uncommon for disclosures to come out years late.

According to The Charlotte Observer, two CMPD detectives traveled to Nevada to interview the victim after they were contacted by Nevada officials on November 8. Chief Kerr Putney said:

I am disappointed that one of our officers is accused of this very serious offense…We represent the law and absolutely will not tolerate one of our own violating it. It’s our job to protect this community. We have no place in our ranks for anyone who would violate the trust of a child in this manner.

Porter has been a police officer since 1995. He joined the aviation wing of the department in 1997 and served as a helicopter pilot for CMPD. Those choppers are known on the street as “ghetto birds” in Charlotte but now that one of the pilots has been outed as an accused pedophile, the derogatory street title might be changed to something more fitting of the crimes for which Porter now stands accused.

While police are quick to acknowledge Porter has not worked a sexual assault case due to his status as a police department pilot, we cannot help but wonder what the officer may have been doing with all of the sophisticated surveillance equipment he had at his disposal as a police department helicopter pilot. Porter started flying long before drones were invented. It’s conceivable to believe he may have used his spy equipment for more nefarious reasons.

Just last year, prosecutors in the United Kingdom accused several officers of videotaping citizens having sex. Even though a jury believed there was not enough evidence to convict the crew, the prosecutor leveled his accusations nonetheless saying in closing arguments:

(The police officers) used the unique viewing position afforded to them, together with the powerful video camera with which the helicopter is equipped, to video members of the public engaged in private activities in a gross violation of their privacy.

More than likely, Porter has additional victims in his proverbial skeleton’s closet. Unfortunately, from his vantage point in his helicopter, few will ever know their privacy was likely violated by an accused pedophile cop. He will have to spend what little pension he has on attempting to keep his derrière out of prison.

But the odds are on his side. As TFTP has reported, police officers, like the ones in the UK and all around the US, rarely see the inside of a prison cell, very rarely have to register as a convicted sex offender, and do little prison time if they’re ever even convicted. We believe it’s because juries often have sympathy for police officers. But who will take a stand for their victims when they are accused? It’s time police officers are held to the same standards of justice the rest of the citizens are held to.

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WATCH: Sheriffs Look Like Clowns Bragging About Dozens of Raids for Entirely LEGAL Hemp CBD


Nashville, TN – A Rutherford County judge has ordered 23 stores (mostly smoke shops) to be padlocked and shut down following a police investigation which discovered the shops were selling CBD (cannabidiol). So proud of their work were the police, the Sheriff and the District Attorney, that they held a press conference outside one of the shuttered stores. But what started out as a proclamation of good policing quickly turned into a mockery of the justice system.

According to WBIR News 10:

Officers from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne police departments, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation closed the stores on Monday after receiving a court order from Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor.

It turns out the stores were selling CBD gummy bears the police said were obviously being marketed to kids. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said 21 individuals had been given indictments by a Rutherford County Grand Jury for individuals selling the products containing CBD which the Sheriff claimed was a marijuana derivative.

We’d like to inform the parents to be aware of what your children are bringing home with them.

Fitzhugh claimed his department received a tip from parents and were forced to investigate. Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold said he sent undercover officers into the stores to purchase the CBD-laced products.

This is not an obscure object sitting on their shelf. They know what it is.

The press conference seemed so impromptu the official representatives were apparently taken aback when members of the press pushed back with facts about CBD. It’s not a “marijuana derivative” as Fitzhugh claimed. In fact, there’s no marijuana in them at all, if the products are the typical ones found in smoke shops all across the country.

It’s hemp oil, cannot get a user high, and would likely be beneficial for everyone, even babies and toddlers, should they get their hands on the tasty treats. But that fact seemed to escape the presumably intelligent law enforcement officers.

The press conference was held outside the Vapesboro smoke shop. We investigated the store’s Facebook page and did, indeed, find CBD products being advertised for sale at the store. One product, in particular, was manufactured by Cannabinoid Creations. Visiting their website, we discovered some interesting facts about the products being advertised by Vapesboro.

Cannabinoid Creations claims they are manufactured, voila, with hemp oil, something the owner claims is “legal in all 50 states”. The unknown author testified of his own struggles to heal his/her pain using prescription opiates with little success so Cannabinoid Creations was birthed using hemp-derived, not marijuana-derived CBD. The founder claimed he/she found relief from chronic pain and wanted to help others do the same with safe, natural, renewable, CBD, not prescription pills.

I didn’t want anything psychoactive or addictive like the prescription medications I had already tried unsuccessfully. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to find a simple, legal solution to my own problems using natural CBD hemp oil as the active ingredient, and that became my ‘secret weapon’ for combatting recurring pain. I have been fortunate enough to direct my own path and career in this industry. I am passing along my knowledge to help others in similar or worse situations.

Indeed, the sheriff’s own photos of the alleged contraband show the packaging clearly labeled as “hemp.”

Even though the sheriffs represented at the press conference continued to claim the products were “Schedule 6” on the DEA’s infamous list of prohibited substances, Cannabinoid Creations maintains their products are 100 percent legal in all 50 states. The website states:

Our CBD products are produced from the highest quality industrial hemp, sustainably grown and harvested to yield potent, natural CBD oils for our treats. Cannabinoid Creations are crafted to be safe and consistent. They do not require a prescription, and they are legal in all 50 US states.

The reporters openly questioned the judgment of the government representatives. One reporter asked, “What’s so dangerous about these products for kids?” Fitzhugh declared, “It’s an illegal drug, a synthetic drug…it’s a derivative of marijuana. And it is an illegal drug except in medical situations.”

All of those statements are inaccurate as it pertains to CBD derived from Hemp as Cannabinoid Creations claims on their site. It’s especially inaccurate in light of the fact that TN passed a law allowing for CBD to be used. And there’s where the proverbial rubber meets the road.

According to SafeAccessNow.Org, TN passed legislation allowing for CBD to be available to its residents:

In 2014, Tennessee legislators passed SB 2531, which changes the definition of marijuana to create a legal exception for the possession and use of low-THC, CBD-rich cannabis oil solely by patients with intractable seizures.

Those products, which are entirely different from the ones Vapesboro was presumably selling, are cannabis products whose CBD content far outweigh the levels of the psychoactive ingredient normally found in cannabis. SafeAccessNow goes on to explain:

The law authorizes a state university to grow and manufacture the oil, which can have no more than 0.9% THC.

Again, those products can only be grown in the university’s clinical setting—which is precisely why the show of force outside Vapesboro is so perplexing. The products are not the same. The ones which the TN legislation approved require a physician’s approval and the patient must have been diagnosed with epilepsy. SafeAccessNow explains:

In 2016, the Tennessee legislature passed HB 2144 that clarified that patients may possess CBD oils with no more than 0.9% THC if they have “a legal order or recommendation” and they or an immediate family member have been diagnosed with epilepsy by a Tennessee doctor.

Each one of the 23 smoke shops in question could have been presented with a “cease and desist” order by the judge, the DA, and the sheriffs but the decision was made to arrest those involved and create a show of force, showing everyone in TN where the federal government (DEA, FBI) stands with respect to a harmless substance – CBD derived from hemp.

As US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has promised to go after marijuana (even in states where it’s legal) the actions taking place in Rutherford County may signal the first shots fired in the renewed war on drugs have been fired at CBD.

The actions which took place Monday seem to be overshadowed by the real war on drugs, the one in which the pharma-cartel is winning, leaving a trail of dead opiate-addicted citizens in its path. No one has ever died of CBD or cannabis, yet the citizens are made to believe these products are dangerous and marketed to children. The fear tactics used in the press conference did not escape the reporters’ questioning.

One reporter asked, “What does this do to the user of these products?” District Attorney Jennings Jones answered, “You’d have to ask TBI (Tennesee Bureau of Investigations) for the specifics. I can tell you that it’s illegal.” In other words, he likely has no idea.

Jones repeatedly referred to CBD as “the oil.” Jones equated possession of CBD without a prescription with possessing OxyContin without a prescription. The sheriffs present at the news conference could not even pronounce “Cannabidiol” properly, let alone explain how and why the substance for which they had just closed down 23 businesses was considered illegal. But we, at TFTP will tell you why.

CBD is considered an illegal substance only by the federal government’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) a wing which is openly lobbied by the pharmaceutical companies to keep it illegal. The reason being, CBD sales cuts into their profits. CBD not only is reportedly better at controlling seizures than antileptics but works as a natural painkiller. Painkiller abuse with opiates, opioids, and heroin are the reasons why 65,000 Americans died in 2017, more than all the Americans killed during the entire Vietnam War.

What the law enforcement lapdogs did was show their allegiance in upholding the corrupted proclamations of the DEA and its bedfellows in Big Pharma. The arrests will likely bankrupt businesses who attempted to offer another natural alternative to opiates, opioids, and heroin. It goes without saying that the only people CBD products hurt are pharmaceutical companies’ bottom lines.

The questioning by reporters continued. Chief Kevin Arnold admitted he was not prepared to speak, yet speak he did, showing his ignorance of CBD one could say. “This isn’t healthy at all,” he proclaimed, although the scientific research on CBD proves him ignorant on the subject.

Arnold was asked, “Could you tell us what it’s (CBD) used for?” “It’s used to get high,” Arnold stated matter of factory. “No, it’s not. It doesn’t have THC in it,” the reporter stated correctly before she was interrupted by Arnold who asked, “Then why are they buying it?”

The reporter answered his question correctly, “CBD can be used for a multitude of medical problems like inflammation,” again she was interrupted. “So, right now in the State of TN is that legal?” Arnold asked. “It is…but you can get it at Walmart, so are you guys going to go now to Walmart?” she asked incredulously. “If they can get it at Walmart that’s where we’ll go,” the dimwitted Sheriff replied.

Then the sheriffs were exposed by Arnold’s comments. He may not have realized he let it slip out but he said, “I hope they (kids) wouldn’t be going to vape shops to get it (CBD).” Oh wait! We the general public thought this was what the sheriffs were concerned about. After all, admittedly, they had gotten a complaint (yeah, right) from a parent that their kids were coming home with the dangerous narcotic (which it isn’t).

And there you have it, folks. It’s not about kids, it’s about you learning the truth about CBD, that it’s harmless, it treats a myriad of illnesses, and is available in your neighborhood smoke shop—and in Walmart. The sooner the cops learn this fact, the better.

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