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Kevin McKernan (CSO & Founder Medicinal Genomics) on CannMed 2018, crypto-funding of sequencing of cannabis plant, publishing research on blockchain - Mindy Patterson (President and Co-Founder of The Cavalry Group, LLC) on defending the constitutiona
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Hour 1 - Freedom's Phoenix Headline News

Hour 2 - Kevin McKernan (CSO & Founder Medicinal Genomics) on CannMed 2018, crypto-funding of sequencing of cannabis plant, publishing research on blockchain

Hour 3 - Mindy Patterson (President and Co-Founder of The Cavalry Group, LLC) on defending the constitutional and private property rights of law-abiding animal owners and animal-related businesses. Includes 'Century of the Self' Video Documentary; Kanye West - 'Put Down Your Phones', etc...



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May 22nd, 2018

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Hour 1

Ernest Hancock

Freedom's Phoenix Headline News

Hour 2

Media Type: Audio • Time: 58 Minutes and 23 Secs
Guests: Kevin Mckernan

Hour 2 - Kevin McKernan (CSO & Founder Medicinal Genomics) on CannMed 2018, crypto-funding of sequencing of cannabis plant, publishing research on blockchain


Hour 2

Kevin McKernan

CSO & Founder of Medicinal Genomics




Kevin is the Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Medicinal Genomics Corporation and has pioneered the genomics of cannabis and hemp to build a stronger scientific environment ( for the study of cannabis based therapeutics and blockchain technologies for tracking and verifying cannabis genetics.
Kevin has spent his career researching and developing various DNA sequencing technologies in both the research and clinical industries and has had a parallel interest in driving the tools used for personalized medicine into the world of cannabis medicine. Kevin believes the intersection of personalized medicine, genomics, blockchains and cannabis is one of the most exciting growth opportunities in our lifetime.
Medicinal Genomics made world-wide news in 2011 when it publically released the first genome sequence for Cannabis Sativa L. As a result of this work, Medicinal Genomics (MGC) launched a suite of qPCR tools for the detection of microbial contamination on Cannabis. In 2015, MGC was the largest provider of microbiological testing equipment in the cannabis space and has been selected to present on its genome sequencing, cannabis sex determination and microbiome work at ICRS 2014 and 2015.
Previously, Kevin was the CSO of Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., and held the position of Vice President and Director of R&D of Life Technologies where he managed the development of Life Technologies next generation SOLiD sequencing technology. Integral to the SOLiD R&D process, Kevin oversaw over 100 research collaborations exploring the new biological frontiers with next generation sequencing and saw particular excitement and traction in human
tumor sequencing. Kevin initiated an R&D project to investigate chemFET semiconductor based DNA sequencing and spearheaded a process to acquire the DNA sequencing company Ion Torrent for $350M. These collaborations resulted in hundreds of publications and 7 Journal covers from Science Translational Medicine to Nature.
Kevin was the President and CSO of Agencourt Personal Genomics, a startup company he co-founded in 2005 to invent revolutionary sequencing technologies that dropped the cost of sequencing a human genome from $300M to $3,000; a 100,000-fold improvement in sequencing speed and cost in a few years. Kevin oversaw the growth and research of APG until it was sold it to Applied BioSystems. In 2000, Kevin Co-Founded Agencourt Biosciences Corporation and acted as the CSO until 2005 where it was acquired by Beckman Coulter. From 1996 to 2000 Kevin managed the Research and Development for the Human Genome Project at Whitehead Institute/MIT resulting in several patents for nucleic acid purification.
Kevin holds a B.S. in Biology from Emory University with a focus on cloning and expressing Norepinephrine Transporters.


About Medical Genomics

Solutions for Safe, Quality Cannabis

Medicinal Genomics uses its unmatched expertise in cannabis genetics to develop testing technologies that help growers, dispensaries, and testing laboratories ensure patients and consumers have access to safe, quality cannabis.

Unmatched Knowledge and Experience

When it comes to cannabis genetics and microbial detection, Medicinal Genomics is in a class of its own. Medicinal Genomics was born from Courtagen Life Sciences, a CLIA certified genetics testing laboratory that specialized in identifying rare pediatric neurological conditions. Chief Science Officer, Kevin McKernan, worked on the Human Genome Project and was the first scientist to sequence the Cannabis genome. He and the Medicinal Genomics team of DNA experts developed a full suite of cannabis microbial detection tests that have been fully validated on the cannabis plant in an ISO-certified laboratory. The team also offers a cannabis genome sequencing service to growers, as well as a number tests that can be used for marker-selection breeding.

Our Cannabis Testing Solutions

Microbial Testing

Get results in hours, not days, with the only microbial testing method designed specifically for use on cannabis flower.

Strain Identification and Registration

Command premium pricing, protect your strain from corporations and competitors, and optimize your growing and breeding operations.

Point-of-Grow Screening

Screen plants for gender, pest infestation, or genetic traits early, saving valuable time and resources.




October 22-24, 2018 – UCLA  Luskin Conference Center

CannMed 2018 is a gathering of the greatest minds in medical cannabis, where they will further the convergence of medical cannabis research, treatment, and product development.

The world's top medical cannabis researchers will present their latest findings with regards to the efficacy of treating a variety of conditions with cannabis, including epilepsy, pain, traumatic brain injury, cancer, autism, and more. Physicians and clinicians will also share compelling case studies and clinical pearls they have collected through their experience treating patients with cannabis. Laboratory professionals will also share their revolutionary technologies when it comes to cannabinoid and terpenoid extraction, delivery methods, and quality and safety testing.

Presentation Topics Include:

Treating Cancer with Cannabis

Treating Neurological Disorders with Cannabis

Treating Inflammatory Disorders with Cannabis

Applying Cryptocurrency Technology to the Cannabis Industry

Developments in Molecular Science and Genetics

Cannabis Safety Testing Techniques

Innovations in Cultivation, Processing, and Product Development

New for 2018:

New Location. UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA

Expanded Exhibit Hall (19,000 sq ft.)

54 Thought Leaders and Presenters

1,500 Scientists, Clinicians, and Business Leaders

Sponsored Breakout Sessions

Pre-conference CME Course

CannMed showcases the people, companies, and key thought leaders working with the endocannabinoid system and medical concepts.


*Purchase Your Tickets Early and You Could Win a VIP CannMed 2018 Experience 

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Exhibit Area Pass $225

Access the expanded exhibit hall

View the poster presentations

Attend exhibitor and sponsor presentations

Network with 1,500+ attendees 

Best Value

All Access Pass


Hear all the oral presentations and keynote addresses from our speakers

Access to lunch and coffee stations

Invitation to the opening cocktail reception

Opportunity to purchase tickets to VIP dinner

Access the expanded exhibit hall

Attend exhibitor and sponsor presentations

Network with 1,500+ attendees

All Access Pass w/CME


Earn 8 CME Credits during pre-conference event

Get early access to sign up for sponsor seminars

Hear all the oral presentations and keynote addresses from our speakers

Access to lunch and coffee stations

Invitation to the opening cocktail reception

Opportunity to purchase tickets to VIP dinner

Access the expanded exhibit hall

Attend exhibitor and sponsor presentations

Network with 1,500+ attendees

Hour 3

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Guests: Mindy Patterson

Hour 3 - Mindy Patterson (President and Co-Founder of The Cavalry Group, LLC) on defending the constitutional and private property rights of law-abiding animal owners and animal-related businesses. Includes 'Century of the Self' Video Documentary; Kanye West - 'Put Down Your Phones', etc...


Hour 3

Mindy Patterson


Mindy Patterson is President and Co-Founder of The Cavalry Group, LLC, a national leader in advocating for and defending the constitutional and private property rights of law-abiding animal owners and animal-related businesses.
Mindy specializes in working with animal related businesses, national animal associations, animal agriculture interests, and outdoor sportsmen, leading the charge in defending against the onslaught of anti-animal ownership ideology while challenging the infiltration of animal rights activism in government at the local, state and federal levels. Mindy's clear messaging and expertise cuts through the animal rights propaganda, and shares her knowledge and passion for these issues regularly on television, radio, print, and prominent internet news platforms such at Breitbart, JoeForAmerica, American Thinker, and others. Mindy's firm, The Cavalry Group, is engaged on multiple fronts to protect its members and their animal related businesses including the deterring of illegal search and seizure and ensuring due process as outlined in the Constitution. Her organization continues to challenge the national Humane Society's (HSUS) efforts to manipulate the state referendum process, while also working closely with prominent public policy advisors to ensure that The Cavalry Group's members' interests are protected and served in Congress. Mindy strives to protect these interests as a federal lobbyist while directing her team to further implement effective strategies through public relations, campaign consulting, and other strategic services. In 2012, Mindy directed the campaign that defeated the HSUS' effort to install "direct democracy" in Missouri called, "Your Vote Counts." Previously, Mindy organized and managed the campaign to oppose HSUS' 2010 ballot initiative known as "The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act." More recently, Mindy spearheaded the campaign to protect the horse carriage industry in New York City, and she continues fighting legislative attacks on horse, cervid, exotic animal, pet, and animal agriculture industries across America. Prior to launching The Cavalry Group, Mindy was a live television producer and corporate media producer in Washington, DC and Phoenix, AZ. Mindy grew up in Arcadia, CA and graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in communications. Mindy lives in Missouri with her husband and likes to spend time with her horses and dogs.


About The Cavalry Group

Our Mission:

To protect and advance the Constitutional and private property rights of law abiding animal owners, animal-related businesses, sportsmen, and agricultural concerns legally, legislatively, and culturally nationwide.

The Cavalry Group is a member based company made of up animal owners, animal-related businesses, and corporate concerns. We have joined together to fight the radical animal rights agenda legally and legislatively nation-wide.

The Cavalry Group protects your rights to own animals and operate animal oriented businesses from attacks by animal rights extremists.

The Cavalry Group partners with animal owners and businesses as a collective force to counter legislative attacks driven by radical animal rights groups on state and federal levels.

The Cavalry Group's team of experienced professionals includes attorneys, political consultants, and agriculture advocates who are leading the fight against the radical agenda of the animal rights movement.

The Cavalry Group was established to defend and advance the Constitutional rights of law abiding animal owners and animal related businesses all across America.


The Cavalry Group provides legal services focusing on early intervention to protect its members from:

•Illegal searches of your farm or business.
•Illegal seizure of your animals or property.
•Fines or fees associated with false claims of animal abuse or neglect.
•Destruction of property by animal rights activists..
•And other various assaults on your animal enterprise and business.

Protecting Your Way of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness

For centuries, those who raise, breed, and work with animals have been revered and lauded for what they do. Today, across America our rights to own and raise animals are under attack by animal rights activists and their increased influence on government and non-government agencies overseeing issues pertaining to animal welfare. This onslaught regularly violates protection from illegal search and seizure, and a citizen's right to due process of the law; all of which are outlined specifically in the U.S. Constitution.

The rule of law provides that Americans are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law based upon facts and evidence, not emotion and conjecture. Unfortunately for animal owners today, the opposite is prevalent. Animal rights activists use false claims of animal abuse and anonymous tip lines to convince over zealous prosecutors and sympathetic judges to issue warrants when, in most cases, no facts or actual witnessed evidence is provided to obtain the warrant.

As a result, animal owners and animal related businesses live with the daily terror that fraudulent claims, anonymous tips, or an animal rights activists' internet-campaign could result in law enforcement arriving at their door and their animals seized without due process. Coupled with this real fear, animal owners are then exposed to extravagant animal care bonds and charges for temporary animal care, possible sterilization of high value breeding stock, or euthanization of their animals.

These instances become a big payday for animal rights activists and their organizations as they raise big money from these circumstances, and often times confiscate and sell, or in their words, "rescue and adopt out," the private property of the accused who has not yet been adjudicated in a court of law. These are real possibilities before the animal owner has their day in court.

In many actual instances, the rush to judgment fueled by animal rights activists results in destroyed property, bankrupt businesses, and reputations that are damaged whether they are found guilty or not.

At the end of the court proceeding, if the accused is found not guilty, the activists, prosecutors, state or local government, and the judges all get to walk away with no legal or financial ramifications.

The property owner, even if found innocent, is liable for the cost to house his animals for months or years in some cases, coupled with the destruction of their business and reputation.

The severity and the regular occurrence of these abuses of our Constitutional rights strike fear in the heart of animal owners and animal related businesses who know that their livelihood and animals are threatened by the very real possibility of illegal search and seizure or false claims of animal abuse.

The animal rights based organizations have made their ideology no secret, and daily they express their desires and promote their strategies in plain view to nudge public opinion to their point of view. It's no stretch to figure out what they intend to accomplish with their policies when one realizes that the truth behind the veil of their exploitation of animals is the abolition of animal ownership and a vegan agenda for all.

Most Americans are unaware that this abuse is taking place. Either that, or they are willfully blind to the impact that the animal rights extremists are currently wreaking havoc on all animal related businesses and animal owners across our nation.

To add insult to injury, many of the associations organized to promote and represent farmers, ranchers, and pet breeders are ushering in animal rights politics and policies by allowing a façade of compromise and agreeing to unnecessary, onerous, prohibitive, and costly regulations at the expense of fewer farms, fewer farmers, and higher food prices. All of which are the intended consequences on the animal rights extremists.

Furthermore, many rural Americans are unaware of their Constitutional rights, and are often railroaded through a bureaucratic system that defies common sense and standard agricultural practice in their systematic to attempt to regulate and inspect commercial animal enterprises.

Notwithstanding the animal rightists goal of terrorizing animal owners and destroying animal related businesses, the Achilles' heel of the animal rights movement is the historic principle that animals are property, and that private property is protected under the fundamental foundation of our U.S. Constitution -- further reinforced under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

Our Founding Fathers' fundamental motivation behind the construction of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution was the protection of private property and its direct link to Freedom and Liberty.

John Adam's words made it clear, "Property must be secured, or Liberty cannot exist."

And more than one hundred years later in 1909, William Howard Taft's words still hold true today, "Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race."

Our sincere hope is that Americans wake up before it's too late, and recognize that any individual or entity operating to usurp ownership of private property can and must be stopped by the recognition, comprehension, and protection of our U.S. Constitution.

Meanwhile, The Cavalry Group will continue to be on the front lines to protect our members, their animals, their business, and private property.

~ Mindy Patterson, President



The Century of the Self Video Documentary (Publisher Recommended)

Written by Date: 03-22-2017 Subject: Propaganda

The Century of the Self (Full Documentary):


How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Adam Curtis, The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?

Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society's belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man's ultimate goal.

Documentary Century of the Self broken down in to 4 parts:

The Century of the Self - Part 1: "Happiness Machines"

The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud's ideas to manipulate the masses. He showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn't need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires.

Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion, using every trick in the book, from celebrity endorsement and outrageous PR stunts, to eroticising the motorcar.

His most notorious coup was breaking the taboo on women smoking by persuading them that cigarettes were a symbol of independence and freedom. But Bernays was convinced that this was more than just a way of selling consumer goods. It was a new political idea of how to control the masses. By satisfying the inner irrational desires that his uncle had identified, people could be made happy and thus docile.

It was the start of the all-consuming self which has come to dominate today's world.

The Century of the Self - Part 2: "The Engineering of Consent"

This episode explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud's ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses.

Politicians and planners came to believe Freud's underlying premise - that deep within all human beings were dangerous and irrational desires and fears. They were convinced that it was the unleashing of these instincts that had led to the barbarism of Nazi Germany. To stop it ever happening again they set out to find ways to control this hidden enemy within the human mind.

Sigmund Freud's daughter, Anna, and his nephew, Edward Bernays, provided the centrepiece philosophy. The US government, big business, and the CIA used their ideas to develop techniques to manage and control the minds of the American people. But this was not a cynical exercise in manipulation. Those in power believed that the only way to make democracy work and create a stable society was to repress the savage barbarism that lurked just under the surface of normal American life.

Includes copyrighted material from Zodiak Entertainment. 

The Century of the Self 3 There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed

The Me Generation.

American corporations realised that self was not a threat but their greatest opportunity. It was in their interest to encourage people to feel they were unique individuals and then sell them ways to express that individuality. To do this they turned to techniques developed by Freudian psychoanalysts to read the inner desires of the new self.

The Century of The Self 4 of 4 - Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering - Adam Curtis

This episode explains how politicians on the left, in both Britain and America, turned to the techniques developed by business to read and fulfil the inner desires of the self.

Both New Labour, under Tony Blair, and the Democrats, led by Bill Clinton, used the focus group, which had been invented by psychoanalysts, in order to regain power. They set out to mould their policies to people's inner desires and feelings, just as capitalism had learnt to do with products.

The politicians believed they were creating a new and better form of democracy, one that truly responded to the inner feelings of individual. But what they didn't realise was that the aim of those who had originally created these techniques had not been to liberate the people but to develop a new way of controlling them.

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Kanye West Urges Fans To Put Down Cell Phones, Shares 4-Hour Long Documentary

In the last month, Kanye West has acted questionably on his Twitter account, acting out in support of Donald Trump and going on long-winded tirades about literally anything. As he has now quieted down to focus on his work on several upcoming albums, Ye took a break from the studio to preach about cell phone usage and our dependence on technology. The "Blood on the Leaves" singer has a point but his method of sharing the statement is, once again, a little confusing.

The rapper took to Twitter to take on the idea of consumerism, sharing a four-hour long documentary named The Century of the Self, which focuses on Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, capitalizing on his uncle's philosophies to "create modern-day consumerism." According to Ye, Bernays once masterminded a plan for companies to sell more cigarettes during a time when they were not used in public. On top of his notes on a consumerist culture, West urged his fans to consider our collective addiction to our cell phones, tweeting, "Google dopamine," referring to a chemical naturally released by our brains that makes us feel good when a notification pops up on our phones.

If Kanye has time to watch an entire 4-hour documentary, hopefully, it signals that all five albums are finished. With the rollout beginning with Pusha T's project this Friday, Ye doesn't have much more time to work so if he's not yet finished, he better get to work!

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