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This is a group that meets on a regular basis to determine direction for local governments in Michigan.

 

They played a strong role against prop #1 in 2008. They are still working against prop #1 our medical marijuana law.

 

Have you noticed the sudden flurry of "moratoriums" being proposed by local governments in Michigan?

 

It's all being orchestrated by the MML with the aid of the DEA.

 

This is a group that is deciding exactly what laws are be implemented at the local level. The meetings are not open to the public. It's all behind closed doors.

 

I think we need to focus energy toward making the public aware of this "holy of holy's group." The voters need to become aware of this poison in our political system.

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No one is elected to the MML.

 

The voters are not allowed to see the inner workings of this rouge group.

 

The city attorney from Ann Arbor is a member. In fact it seems that he is one of the higher ups in this secrete group.

 

Is he an elected official that faces the voters? No. Not even in Ann Arbor. Yet he came back from the MML with a plan.

 

He attempted to outlaw all caregivers inside Ann Arbor.

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No one is elected to the MML.

 

The voters are not allowed to see the inner workings of this rouge group.

 

The city attorney from Ann Arbor is a member. In fact it seems that he is one of the higher ups in this secrete group.

 

Is he an elected official that faces the voters? No. Not even in Ann Arbor. Yet he came back from the MML with a plan.

 

He attempted to outlaw all caregivers inside Ann Arbor.

Seems they are inviting communities to another pow wow to put out their vision of the law and how to deal with it, Tues. Sept 21.

 

Michigan Municipal League events

The Medical Marihuana Act and Your Community

 

 

The Medical Marihuana Act has been in effect for over a year, yet there are still many unanswered questions. How and where is medical marijuana dispensed? What are the implications for a municipality as an employer? On average, the state Department of Community Health is receiving 71 medical marijuana patient applications a day. What does that mean for your community? Do you understand what the Act entails? Attend this session and discover the likely impacts of the Act on local units of government. There will be discussion on issues surrounding the right to farm, dispensaries, and zoning. Upon completion of the program you will be able to discuss an overview of the Act, explain how the Act impacts municipalities, and identify some of the points that remain unanswered.

 

Speakers

A panel of experienced experts.

 

Cost:

League member communities, $25

Nonmember communities, $25

 

Agenda

Check-in 8:30 am; Begin 9:00 am; Adjourn 12:00 pm

 

Registration

To register, click the "Register Online" button at the top right of the page.

 

Click here for a faxable registration form.

 

 

Start Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

End Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Address: Hyatt Regency

Phone #: (313) 593-1234

600 Town Center Drive

Dearborn, MI 48126

 

 

 

 

Perhaps some canvassing with packets containing actual information might be in order?

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http://www.mml.org/resources/information/mi-med-marihuana.html

 

Interesting.... under the FACTS heading it states, "MDCH keeps a confidential list of the individuals to whom it has issued cards, which is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act."

AND!!??? What's their point? I bet that pisses them the hell off doesn't it? They'd love to have the private list as their public tool.

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This is a group that meets on a regular basis to determine direction for local governments in Michigan.

 

They played a strong role against prop #1 in 2008. They are still working against prop #1 our medical marijuana law.

 

Have you noticed the sudden flurry of "moratoriums" being proposed by local governments in Michigan?

 

It's all being orchestrated by the MML with the aid of the DEA.

 

This is a group that is deciding exactly what laws are be implemented at the local level. The meetings are not open to the public. It's all behind closed doors.

 

I think we need to focus energy toward making the public aware of this "holy of holy's group." The voters need to become aware of this poison in our political system.

 

I'm Hip.

 

Let's ALL keep on helping to Shine the ever Healing Light of Truth on ALL of the Anti-FREES' Gate-keepers of the World's pseudo-egalitarian government entities.

 

Not long ago, on some government / court web site, I read a section of Michigan / US legislation or law that states that a person in "public office" is directed (at the risk of removal from office, NOT TO ACT like an ENTITY, such as a village or city or town.

 

So ... why do they?

 

I'll keep looking to find it again so I can post it in it's worthy entirety.

 

In the meantime, there are other laws to consider, such as this one:

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

Act 328 of 1931

 

 

750.369 Abuse of legal process.

 

Sec. 369.

 

Abuse of legal process—Any officer or person who shall wilfully make any arrest or institute any legal proceedings, or sue out any process for the purpose of obtaining the fees or mileage that might accrue thereto or therefor, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.369

Former Law: See section 1 of Act 187 of 1879, being How., § 9263; CL 1897, § 11333; CL 1915, § 15000; and CL 1929, § 16595.

 

 

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-750-369

 

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And, this law:

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

Act 328 of 1931

 

 

750.388 Malicious destruction of property; personal property seized by legal process.

 

Sec. 388.

 

Removing, injuring or destroying personal property seized by legal process—Any person or persons who shall remove, destroy, damage or dispose of any personal property that shall have been seized by due process of law issued from any court of competent jurisdiction in this state, while such seizure or levy is in force, without first giving the bond or other security therefor, if any, required by law, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.388

Former Law: See sections 1 and 2 of Act 164 of 1887, being How., §§ 9186a and 9186b; CL 1897, §§ 11617 and 11618; CL 1915, §§ 15381 and 15382; and CL 1929, §§ 16645 and 16646.

 

 

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-750-388

 

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And, maybe, this one:

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

Act 328 of 1931

 

 

750.481 Neglecting or refusing to execute process; penalty.

 

Sec. 481.

 

Neglecting or refusing to execute process—Whenever any constable, marshal, deputy or assistant marshal, coroner, sheriff or deputy sheriff of any township, city, village or county, shall at any time wilfully neglect or refuse to execute any lawful process of any court, or judicial officer having authority to issue the same, and which shall be duly issued, or whenever such officer shall, at any time, wilfully neglect or refuse to discharge or execute any special duty imposed on any such officer by any provision of law, such officer shall be guilty of a misdemeanor: Provided, That in all cases where such process shall be taken out in the name of a party, other than the people of this state, it shall appear on the trial for such offense that the legal fees for serving such process have been tendered or paid to such officer.

 

 

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.481

Former Law: See section 1 of Act 9 of 1861, being CL 1871, § 7680; How., § 9262; CL 1897, § 11332; CL 1915, § 14999; and CL 1929, § 16594.

 

 

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-750-481

 

***

 

And, this one:

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

Act 328 of 1931

 

 

750.546 Wilful trespass; by cutting or destroying property.

 

Sec. 546.

 

Wilful trespass by cutting or destroying wood, gravel, grain, etc.—Any person who shall wilfully commit any trespass, by cutting down or destroying any timber or wood, standing or growing on the land of another, or by carrying away any kind of timber or wood, cut down or lying on such land, or by digging up or carrying away any stone, ore, gravel, clay, sand, turf or mould from such land, or any roots, fruit or plant there being, or by cutting down or carrying away any grass, hay, or any kind of grain standing, growing or being on such land, or by carrying away from any wharf or landing place, railroad depot or warehouse, any goods whatever in which he has no interest or property, without the license of the owner, of the value of 5 dollars or more, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.546

Former Law: See section 51 of Ch. 154 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5795; CL 1871, § 7602; How., § 9173; CL 1897, § 11587; CL 1915, § 15332; and CL 1929, § 16928.

 

 

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-750-546

 

***

 

Or, this one:

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

Act 328 of 1931

 

 

750.552 Trespass upon lands or premises of another; violation; penalty.

Sec. 552.

 

(1) A person shall not do any of the following:

 

(a) Enter the lands or premises of another without lawful authority after having been forbidden so to do by the owner or occupant or the agent of the owner or occupant.

 

(b) Remain without lawful authority on the land or premises of another after being notified to depart by the owner or occupant or the agent of the owner or occupant.

 

© Enter or remain without lawful authority on fenced or posted farm property of another person without the consent of the owner or his or her lessee or agent. A request to leave the premises is not a necessary element for a violation of this subdivision. This subdivision does not apply to a person who is in the process of attempting, by the most direct route, to contact the owner or his or her lessee or agent to request consent.

 

(2) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days or by a fine of not more than $250.00, or both.

 

 

 

History: Add. 1951, Act 102, Imd. Eff. May 31, 1951 ;-- Am. 2007, Act 167, Eff. Mar. 20, 2008

 

 

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-750-552

 

***

 

Or, possibly, this law:

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

Act 328 of 1931

 

 

750.123 Officer omitting duty for reward.

 

Sec. 123.

 

A sheriff, coroner, constable, peace officer, or any other officer authorized to serve process or arrest or apprehend offenders against criminal law who shall receive from a defendant or from any other person any money or other valuable thing or any service or promise to pay or give money or to perform or omit to perform any act as a consideration, reward, or inducement, for omitting or delaying to arrest any defendant, or to carry him or her before a magistrate, or for delaying to take any person to prison, or for postponing the sale of any property under an execution, or for omitting or delaying to perform any duty pertaining to his or her office, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or a fine of not more than $750.00. However, if that defendant is charged with an offense against the criminal laws of this state, an officer convicted under this section may be punished by any fine or by any term of imprisonment or both a fine and imprisonment, within the limits fixed by the statute that the defendant is charged with having violated.

 

 

History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.123 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 672, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003

Former Law: See section 21 of Ch. 156 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5840; CL 1871, § 7673; How., § 9255; CL 1897, § 11325; CL 1915, § 14992; CL 1929, § 16583; and Act 242 of 1921.

 

 

© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

 

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-750-123

 

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On THAT note, here's the most interesting part:

 

"However, if that defendant is charged with an offense against the criminal laws of this state, an officer convicted under this section may be punished by any fine or by any term of imprisonment or both a fine and imprisonment, within the limits fixed by the statute that the defendant is charged with having violated."

 

Hmmm ... imagine that, eh?

 

Perhaps, if the sufferingly bigoted, biased "immoral minority" - now holding hostage the PEOPLE's FREEDOMs by daily concocting harmfully lawless ordinances and moratoriums, meant solely to cause more and more pain, stress, heartache and suffering to the millions of patient-residents of Michigan - can't be stopped by the current laws and consequences of the blatantly felonious crimes they themselves are willfully and harmfully committing against "We The MORAL MAJORITY of PEOPLE," we may be able to slow those heartless monsters down ... by burying them ALL with misdemeanors.

 

Oh, KARMA ... where are you?!

 

Good post, PB!

 

Now, back to the books!

 

By the way, is this the public facade ... oops! I mean "right" web site of the MML that you warned us of?:

 

http://www.mml.org/home.html

 

I'll see what else I can find - between the lines and media hype.

 

Thanks, everyone, for everything!

 

FREE The CURE!

 

And, SHARE The HARVEST

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This is an organized rebellion against the voters of Michigan.

 

What you see of them is only what they allow you to see.

 

They sure are involved in a LOT of lawsuits ...

 

Time to do some sleuthing!

 

http://search.courts.mi.gov/search?q=michigan+municipal+league&spell=1&ie=&site=Courts&output=xml_no_dtd&client=Courts&access=p&lr=&proxystylesheet=Courts&oe=

 

FREE the TREE!

 

And, SHARE The CURE!

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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

-Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...Prudence will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

-Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence

 

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."

THOMAS JEFFERSON, Notes on Virginia

 

Thank you, peanutbutter, for shining a light on those who wish to control our lives under the false pretense of protection. A new front on which to fight. Injustice and error are tools implemented by the ignorant and weak minded. Truth will prevail, it is unstoppable and all-powerful.

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This is a group that meets on a regular basis to determine direction for local governments in Michigan.

 

They played a strong role against prop #1 in 2008. They are still working against prop #1 our medical marijuana law.

 

Have you noticed the sudden flurry of "moratoriums" being proposed by local governments in Michigan?

 

It's all being orchestrated by the MML with the aid of the DEA.

 

This is a group that is deciding exactly what laws are be implemented at the local level. The meetings are not open to the public. It's all behind closed doors.

 

I think we need to focus energy toward making the public aware of this "holy of holy's group." The voters need to become aware of this poison in our political system.

 

 

Yeah I tried to get in to their July 20th symposium and they denied me. I wonder if there is any way we can attend these meetings. Hubbard law firm has been speaking at their events maybe they can give us some more insight on what they are really trying to do.

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This is a group that meets on a regular basis to determine direction for local governments in Michigan.

 

They played a strong role against prop #1 in 2008. They are still working against prop #1 our medical marijuana law.

 

Have you noticed the sudden flurry of "moratoriums" being proposed by local governments in Michigan?

 

It's all being orchestrated by the MML with the aid of the DEA.

 

This is a group that is deciding exactly what laws are be implemented at the local level. The meetings are not open to the public. It's all behind closed doors.

 

I think we need to focus energy toward making the public aware of this "holy of holy's group." The voters need to become aware of this poison in our political system.

 

The Michigan Municipal League as well as Michigan Townships Association have been around for a very long time. They both lobby for municipalities as well as advise on such things as zoning laws, moratoriums and much more. We utilize the services of either or both of these organizations for educational courses given through out the year which many politician's and officials rely upon for factual information. First and foremost I don't understand how policy can be discussed let alone decided upon behind closed doors. The open meetings act is very clear about these things especially when it comes to government and decision making. If anyone would like to review this law you will find it at this web site:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kskxtd554uwe5af4czy53v55))/printdocument.aspx?objectname=mcl-act-267-of-1976&version=txt

 

Any educational classes I have attended given by either organization was by tuition or conference. They did not decide zoning law but "taught" good examples and poor examples. If decision making is indeed taking place behind closed doors and there is voting on these decisions then you may have a clear violation of the act. You would have to prove it. Unless you pay for a membership to either organization you really don't have access to all they "offer" you may be able to gain membership as a student, but I would have to check and see if they still allow this. As far as municipalities following the "advice" of these two organizations it would be up to the residents of each community to attend each and every planning commission meting, zoning meeting and zoning board of appeals meeting to protest their actions. As I have said so many times most politicians are old stuffed shirts and are from the school and include marijuana, medical or otherwise on their list of bad drugs. This is the very reason I stay "in the closet" until such a time I can fight back.

Dizz

Your Resident Local Municipal Official.....LOL!

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The Michigan Municipal League as well as Michigan Townships Association have been around for a very long time. They both lobby for municipalities as well as advise on such things as zoning laws, moratoriums and much more. We utilize the services of either or both of these organizations for educational courses given through out the year which many politician's and officials rely upon for factual information. First and foremost I don't understand how policy can be discussed let alone decided upon behind closed doors. The open meetings act is very clear about these things especially when it comes to government and decision making. If anyone would like to review this law you will find it at this web site:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kskxtd554uwe5af4czy53v55))/printdocument.aspx?objectname=mcl-act-267-of-1976&version=txt

 

Any educational classes I have attended given by either organization was by tuition or conference. They did not decide zoning law but "taught" good examples and poor examples. If decision making is indeed taking place behind closed doors and there is voting on these decisions then you may have a clear violation of the act. You would have to prove it. Unless you pay for a membership to either organization you really don't have access to all they "offer" you may be able to gain membership as a student, but I would have to check and see if they still allow this. As far as municipalities following the "advice" of these two organizations it would be up to the residents of each community to attend each and every planning commission meting, zoning meeting and zoning board of appeals meeting to protest their actions. As I have said so many times most politicians are old stuffed shirts and are from the school and include marijuana, medical or otherwise on their list of bad drugs. This is the very reason I stay "in the closet" until such a time I can fight back.

Dizz

Your Resident Local Municipal Official.....LOL!

 

I strongly believe that they are very very good at skirting the very edge of the law.

 

These are not meetings where voting about issues takes place. Rather the people attending are handed twisted information they are led to believe.

They are then presented with methods to achieve goals some think are best.

 

They are polluting our local governments with twisted logic in an effort to undermine the will of the voters.

 

With no warning at all, suddenly similar actions take place on local levels across the state. Medical marijuana "moratoriums" are a strong example.

 

They did not decide zoning law but "taught" good examples and poor examples. If decision making is indeed taking place behind closed doors and there is voting on these decisions then you may have a clear violation of the act.

 

And who is it that decides exactly what is good or bad to be taught?

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One more note here. Most local politicians don't know squat about how to run a city or township! They are elected and spend minimal time learning the job. They get an agenda two days before their meeting and if it sounds good then by all sakes you vote yes! Most of them research NOTHING and I do mean NOTHING!!!!! This drives me crazy and yes I'm little Hitler with a gavel on my board and my members better be informed because I take the time to be informed. Unfortunately to many of them are in it for the "perks", the salary and noteriety...you know those little titles you can add to your name and how about the news articles!!!! Yes I'm a smart donkey but stupid politicians drive me crazy!!!

 

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One more note here. Most local politicians don't know squat about how to run a city or township! They are elected and spend minimal time learning the job. They get an agenda two days before their meeting and if it sounds good then by all sakes you vote yes! Most of them research NOTHING and I do mean NOTHING!!!!! This drives me crazy and yes I'm little Hitler with a gavel on my board and my members better be informed because I take the time to be informed. Unfortunately to many of them are in it for the "perks", the salary and noteriety...you know those little titles you can add to your name and how about the news articles!!!! Yes I'm a smart donkey but stupid politicians drive me crazy!!!

 

Dizz

 

You control elected officials by the information you feed them. Slant the information to get the results you wish.

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No one is elected to the MML.

 

The voters are not allowed to see the inner workings of this rouge group.

 

The city attorney from Ann Arbor is a member. In fact it seems that he is one of the higher ups in this secrete group.

 

Is he an elected official that faces the voters? No. Not even in Ann Arbor. Yet he came back from the MML with a plan.

 

He attempted to outlaw all caregivers inside Ann Arbor.

 

 

 

PB, Is this 'City Attorney' appointed into office or elected?

 

If he's elected VOTE him out... if he's appointed VOTE OUT the person that appointed him.

 

The voter's of Ann Arbor and other municipalities have a right to know these things regarding the people and politicians that are making important decisions concerning their lives.

 

And I believe there are SUNSHINE laws that require ALL decisions made by appointed and / or elected officials be done with FULL public knowledge that such 'meetings' are being held.

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