"You can't have a war against a tactic." -Ron Paul
"You can't have a war against a tactic." -Ron Paul
http://web.archive.org/web/20061205050600/http://marijuanapartyofalberta.com/ and Amy von Stackelberg, photo-bug extraordinaire. Ken wrote all the music and most of the lyrics for the songs featured here while in incarceration for medical cannabis in 1998-1999 (lyrics for "Let's Stand Up For Our Rights" written by Amy von Stackelberg). Ken later produced and engineered an album featuring these songs called "Love Songs From Drug Prison". Kirk first received an "Exemption From Prosecution" from Health Canada to possess & grow medical marijuana back in 2001. He then lawfully defied the exemption and the fraudulent usurped Canadian government and grew 171 plants in the display window of his hemp shop located across the street from the main Alberta Provincial Courthouse in Alberta's capital city Edmonton. Ken Kirk has been 100% successful at defeating every marijuana charge he's applied his efforts to since, which earned him the reputation as "the guy that beat the pot laws." FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100002262181497 TWITTER http://twitter.com/kenlenkirk YOUTUBE www.youtube.com/user/kenlenkirk EMAIL email@example.com PHONE (780)7Lv-KenK DOWNLOAD THESE SONGS HERE http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/eNDProhibition-alberta/files/
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1 http://www.youtube.com/user/KenLenKirk 2 http://www.myspace.com/doctorreefer 3 http://twitter.com/#!/Kenlenkirk 4 http://members.shaw.ca/amyvsphoto/ 5 You can download three Dr.Reefer! Songs here for free http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/EarthPeaceCamp/files/ 6 You can download all five Dr.Reefer songs featured on this Myspace page here for free http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/eNDProhibition-alberta/files/ - Amy's Bio - From Edmonton, one of the most beautiful (in all ways) women on the planet. - Ken's Bio -cannabis, social justice & environmental activist. -minister of Jah -former Riverkeeper & prosecutor of environmental offenders (North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper) -social justice & cannabis activist -former leader of the Marijuana Party of Alberta -epileptic medical pot user on disability pension -bachelor of history (U of A) -doctor of divinity (U of U) -ESL tutor (Project Adult Literacy Society) -land investor -audio & video tech -data cable tech -law researcher (formerly with Justice Reform Foundation) -carpenter -former rock concert promoter & rock bar owner/manager (Ambassador '85-'90, Eco-City Multi Purpose Rumpus Room '95-'95, Apocalypso '95-96) -former floor covering mech. apprentice -recording artist (Dr.Reefer) Born in Edmonton, I was raised in rural Alberta with strong social, moral and work ethics. I've lived in Edmonton most of my adult life. I have three children, a beautiful adult daughter Mackenzie a handsome adult son Jason and an ultra-cute younger daughter named Astarte who is still living at home with her mother. Astarte's mother is Avril Magara, a wonderful, talented and beautiful woman who I adore. I have two sisters and one brother. My recently deceased Metis/Irish father was a retired self-employed gasfitter, gas systems inspector, horseman and equestrian judge who owned a small cattle and horse farm near Nevis, Alberta. His older brother was a WWII veteran who served with the Canadian Second Division in the Dieppe raid and finally died when I was twelve in 1973 from wounds he sustained in the raid. He was a hero in my eyes because he fought against fascism. My mother is a Jehovah's Witness who's trained as a mental health nurse and retired a bookkeeper. When I was eight years old mom taught me that we all are the only true ministers of our own faiths in accord with the Bible and the law. Now I'm an adult I understand what this means, and how our being ministers protects our real rights of conscience, belief and assembly. My mother's father was a Mulatto/Irish farmer and jazz/swing saxophonist in Delburne, Alberta who dodged the draft in world war one. Before hemp was illegal Grandpa smoked hemp and grew hemp for windbreaks, seed grain, medicine and fibre like his grandparents did. He was part of the 1919 One Big Union coal miner's strike in Alberta, which was violently put down by the army. He told me of his co-workers who were rounded up like cattle and shot down like dogs. Grandpa also supported the Social Credit Party of Alberta while the party actually wanted to socialize the credit system, but he quit in disgust when that party sold out to the financiers and ultra-conservative religious extremists. I have a confession to make. When I was fifteen I smoked my first joint in the basement of the Stettler home of Mr. & Mrs. Harle (the Solicitor General of Alberta and his wife) with their son and a couple of other friends, and I didn't exhale. Hey, it was the seventies, and we wanted to be cool. I smoked pot for several years after that. Eventually I grew out of smoking it in the middle-late eighties and thought it the stuff of my rebellious youth. In '89 I found out that cannabis (from the Hebrew kaneh bosm) is in the original Hebrew text of the old testament in the list of ingredient's for a sacred anointing oil mentioned at Exodus 30:22-33 while reading Zondervand's Hebrew-English Old Testament Interlinear. Since, I've learned that cannabis appears four more times (Song of Solomon 4:8-14, Isaiah 43:23-24, Jeremiah 6: 20, and Ezekiel 27:19), and is spoken of as valuable or good. I have yet to find an English Bible that has cannabis translated correctly. I got back into occasional recreational use in 1990. I was motivated to be serious about the pro-marijuana movement mainly because I'm an epileptic who discovered my symptoms (like seizures, anger, tension, insomnia and depression) are controlled by pot far better than they are controlled by the numerous pharmaceuticals I have been prescribed, and with far fewer side effects. Also, some of my friend's lives and families had been destroyed by enforcement of prohibition. I had my first grand mal seizure in '80 but was not sure what had happened and did not tell anyone for decades. I now believe that I experienced partial-absence seizures since I was a child. I was first diagnosed as an epileptic in Feb. '96, but did not speak of it to others until March '97. Life threatening genetic epilepsy has been part of my father's family's history for centuries. In my family the epileptic females tend to have it while young and grow out of it like my younger sister, but the males tend to see the disease progress until they die of it like my cousin at age 41 and my father's father at age 53. When I first started to fight the pot laws I hired lawyers represent me and lost in court. My home had been invaded Gestapo-style by the tactical squad twice with battering rams, smoke bombs, concussion grenades, assault rifles with laser sights, and I witnessed cops abuse, humiliate, assault, bust bones, sexually molest and torture loved ones during hemp rallies and pot busts. With lawyer's counsel I got convicted by Judge Tilley and even served a five-month sentence in '98-'99 for pot though Tilley admitted I used pot to control epilepsy. While I was in jail Amy von Stackelberg did a huge "Free Ken Kirk" poster campaign, which, combined with my epileptic seizures in jail, got us far more media than we ever expected. I was treated like a folk hero in jail, not a criminal. Amy von Stackelberg and I spent 3.5 years running to the John W. Scott health sciences library, the Edmonton Epilepsy Association and my neurologist's office educating my doctor about pot as medicine. In '99 he finally signed a Heath Canada Exemption From Prosecution Application for me so I might possess and grow marijuana legally. I independently produced, recorded, engineered, manufactured and distributed 2500 copies of a CD called "Love Songs From Drug Prison" with my old band "Dr. Reefer!" in 2000. Amy von Stackelberg and I were the two members of the band. The CD features Dr. Lester Grinspoon of Harvard Medical School. He is the world's foremost expert on medical marijuana (www.rxmarihuana.com). Also featured is Prof. Alan Young of Osgoode Hall Law School. He is the lawyer who fought the groundbreaking cases that led Canadian courts to rule cannabis laws unconstitutional, forced the government to legalize medical marijuana and provide pot to medical users. We released the CD at an Edmonton nightclub called the Rev in March of 2000. Amy was very brave and performed well though she had given birth to a still born daughter earlier that week and we were both in mourning. We dedicated our CD to our the memory still born daughter. Amazingly I still get fan mail because of our CD. I'm well known in Edmonton Strathcona since running for the Marijuana Party of Canada against Rahim Jaffer in the 2001 federal election. I had only the pot issue and $1150 to work with, $1000 of which was used for my deposit, which left about $150 for actual campaigning. I received 814 votes (a little under 2%). I also met and taught thousands of people about pot's benefits. The Marijuana Party of Alberta was founded in Apr. 02 and chose me as leader. The Stuart family of True North Hemp fame donated us office space at 98 St. and 77 Ave for several months. Then I learned what my real rights are and how to beat the Marijuana laws (only one charge at a time, unfortunately). I learned about an exciting but obscure form of legal lobbying called a Demand Notice. In Sept. '01 I started to represent myself legally and I started to win. I was able to walk away a free man from my last marijuana conviction in '01 by serving the judge, Justice Brooker, with a Demand Notice and not signing illegal order against me. In the Notice I privately charged him with fraud and treason for denying his oath to Her Majesty, thereby failing to prove the competency of his court, and proceeding fraudulently after failing to establish his jurisdiction to proceed against me. I also claimed he obstructed justice and violated section 176 of the criminal code by offering violence and obstruction to Edward-Jay-Robin Belanger who was helping as an officiating minister to represent me, and proceeding against me for having a herb that bears seeds which is part of my ministry (Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth,). Brooker did not reply within the lawful response period and thereby gave me tacit consent that my claims were true. I never had to pay his $3000 fine or serve any time, and the records of his conviction order disappeared. The only oath I ever made I swore was to defend our Queen and Her laws when I joined the Armed Forces Reserves, it's and this is how I did it. The application for my exemption sat in limbo for 2.5 years until I successfully lobbied (blackmailed?) the Prime Minister's office into pressuring Health Canada to grant it in Nov. '01 with a 'Demand Notice' claiming the right to possess, grow and sell pot. It was granted in November of 2001, and allows me to possess 60 grams on me, 450 grams in storage, and grow up to 10 plants. The Stuart's lease on the old M.P.H.Q. space ran out in Nov. '01, around the same time as the local Alberta MP executive wanted to disassociate itself from the money and control of the ultra-right wing agenda that B.C. MP president Marc Emery tried to impose on us. I decided to move the office. Avril Magara and I owned a hemp store in '01-'02 that doubled as the local M.P.H.Q. at 10253-97 St., across from the Alberta Provincial Courthouse. I told Edmonton police and Edmonton Mayor Bill Smith by the way of Demand Notices I was going to sell pot seeds and marijuana in the old MPHQ and grew 170 plants in the window. They dared not reply to my Demand Notice (giving me tacit consent and contract) and let me. They even stopped walking down our side of the street so they could pretend they didn't see what I was doing. We handed out thousands of copies of a Demand notice that people could fill out and drop into a mailbox that would end up at the Prime Minister's office. None of these Demand Notices were ever responded to in the lawful time limit for response and all who sent one in received contract with the government to possess, grow and sell pot. I even witnessed people get off pot charges in court with these contracts. I lost my store at the end of Oct. 2002. An employee I fired after her third day ran off without returning the store keys. Later that night she and her gang of machete wielding meth-amphetamine addicts robbed me, and I realized she'd set me up when I found she'd removed the bell from the door before I fired her. Under financed in this venture and without insurance, stock and cash, I had no choice but close down. One robber later confessed the gang was hired by bikers involved with crooked cops to shut me down. I have no way of proving that claim but my experiences make me wonder. I've been to court so many times that I can't count them, representing myself and educating others who've been able to get off of cannabis charges. I've been in or on local, national and international magazines, newspapers, radio and television many, many times. I've studied history at the U of A, accounting tech. at Reeve's Business College, carpentry at Red Deer College, and audio/video (a/v) communications at Grant MacEwen Community College. In '81-'83 I belonged to the 49th Loyal Edmonton Regiment in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. I've worked as a CN rail worker, groundskeeper at the Alberta Legislative Grounds, custodian, baker, cook, security guard, bouncer, bartender, music promoter, bar manager, painter, floor covering mechanic apprentice, carpenter apprentice, building caretaker, researcher, a/v tech, data cable tech, retailer, activist and politician. I've mixed sound at over 300 live music events. I've managed three alternative music venues (the Ambassador Tavern '85-'90, the Eco-City Multipurpose Rumpus Room '93-'94, and Apocalypso '95-'96). While at the Eco-City Multipurpose Rumpus Room I worked for Tooker Gomberg and Angela Bischoff (the late Edmonton City Counsellor and his widow, both renowned environmental activists) doing fundraising, event and rally promotion and environmental activism. I've produced and hung over half a million posters for the over 500 alternative music shows, pot rallies and political events I've organized and promoted the over the last couple of decades or more. I've experience in a/v and TV production. I learned TV production volunteering for Red Deer community cable where I produced several series and specials, and RDTV where I briefly edited news. I know how to construct a sound bite and give the TV editors what they want. I produced a 40 band, 3 day local alternative music festival in '94, '95 & '96 called the "Band-O-Rama Gig-A-Thon" that had a peak one-day attendance of 8000 in1995. I started working for lawyers who used to run the now defunct Justice Reform Foundation in 1996 doing legal research and real estate negotiation. I owned and ran an audio/video company in '97-'00. In 2004 I attempted to obtain the NDP nomination to run in the federal election in the riding of Edmonton East. I lost at the nomination meeting by 24 votes. In 2006 I organized a peace rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9-11 and the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the passive resistance movement in India founded by Mahatma Ghandi. It was called Earth Peace Camp and I organized it to honour the peace camp Tooker Gomberg (the deceased former Edmonton City counsellor and environmental activist extraordinaire) organized at Canada place during the duration of the first Gulf War. In 2007 I stared English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring at Project Adult Literacy Society here in Edmonton. It is some of the most rewarding and fulfilling work I've ever done in my life. Recently I made nice with Marc Emery (who is really a niice and very generous guy in many many ways even if he is a little overbearing) so I could support him in his struggle against extradition and in the struggle to free him. SInce Marc Helped out Amy and I with a thousand bucks for our legal bills back in the day and also helped out the Marijuana Party with $1900 I decided to scrape together a thousand buks and send it back to help. The eve so gracious Jodie Emery sent me a FREE MARC Poster which she wrote " Ken: Thank you so much for your kindness and support. I can't thank you enough! Peace and Pot, FREE MARC EMERY! - Jodie Emery". Jodie also said I'd made the most generous donation so far. SO I CHALLENGE YOU ALL TO DONATE TOO! TEN BUCKS IS COOL BUT i'D LIKE YOU TO MATCH OR BEAT MY DONATION! Marc financed the movement selflessly for years, time for us pot-heads to fork out some cash! Remember, money DOES grow on "trees". I love to play guitar, sing, dance, cycle, ride horses, surf the web and go to social, political and environmental rallies.
Amy von Stackelberg, Ken Kirk
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Frrreeeedommmmm!!!! cough cough... 1 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EarthPeaceCamp/join 2 http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/eNDProhibition-alberta/join">Dr. Reefer is the brainchild of epileptic medical cannabis patient Ken Kirk,...