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On the 27th of December 2007 the Canna Zine (http://cannazine.co.uk ), a daily cannabis news website based in the UK, was accepted as an accredited Google News source.
It started when my broadband connection was all of a sudden cut off. Phone lines too.
After two days of British Telecom tech support telling me “the fault is a mystery”, I decided to do some of my own detective work.
I would be guessing if I answered, but you only have to read through my material, which is still on Google News, to see why the government, Gordon Brown, and Jacqui Smith specifically, may want to take the Canna Zine “off the air”.
Not a bit of it. We only tell the truth regarding the legal status of cannabis, but perhaps this is the problem?
I decided I needed to do some research and after only a search or two I was shocked at what I found out.
Apparently the Internet we all love and know so well is actually being overseen by the authorities. Every web search, every website we view, every picture file we look at, has been pre-agreed by the government, who says whether we can or can’t look at it.
How does that make you feel? Would you like to complain to your local member of Parliament? You can’t. Would you like that he represents you as the motion is discussed in Parliament? He can’t as there is no discussion. What’s done is done and we have no right of reply.
Back in December, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith wrote some unbelievable new laws.
Laws which received little, or no publicity. Laws which never got to follow the normal pattern of passing through the Houses of Parliament before becoming statute.
Do we trust the government enough to treat these responsibilities with a fair hand? And if we do, can we guarantee that all future governments will treat them with the same responsible attitude?
Is the government going to target only websites involved in distasteful pornography?
It appears not. From evidence I have found out, and witnessed at first hand through the month of January, this new technology also applies to websites guilty of no more than causing the government some irritation or embarrassment.
Why would the UK government want to take a tuppeny website like the Canna Zine off-line? My guess is because we’re publishing news which has never before been allowed.
The UK government has a warm and cosy relationship with the alcohol industry. An industry which contributes literally millions of pounds sterling into the UK economy every single year.
But the truth is out. This relationship causes over 10,000 deaths every year from alcohol related causes and its fair to say if alcohol were invented today, it would not be allowed a licence for sale.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out some of the news which we have published on the Canna Zine recently and make your own mind up.
US Investigators Praise Cannabinoids (marijuana) As Chemo Treatment
Under 18’s encouraged to ‘drink alcohol at home’
Liberal Democrats Appeal to Cannabis Community
Cannabis health argument, smoke and mirrors – Video
Cannabis risk overshadowed by rising alcohol fatalities
Cannabis Is Not The Real Issue In The UK
Cannabis Chronicles – The Reasons Behind Gordon Browns Marijuana Madness
Marijuana replaces Ritalin in treatment for ADD/ADHD – Video
Dutch Police Defend Cannabis Rights
TV Documentary “Dispatches” cannabis theory, shows alcohol as public enemy #1
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