Hour 1 - 3
Hour 1 - Mike Swatek (PPM Silver Cosmetics) on the SCOTUS Oklahoma Ruling giving half of the land to Native Americans
Hour 2-3 - Colin Cantrell (Nexus Developer) on his upcoming 'Age of Aquarius' conference in Phoenix about 'Now What'...
About PPM Silver Cosmetics
This is the story of our new small family business.
As such stories go, it begins with a small family. Leslie and I have been married since 1985. We have a grown daughter and son whom we're very proud of. We make a great team.
Leslie was first a bookkeeper. After our first child was born in 1992, she learned how to manage our personal website and post photos of our kids for the family. When local businesses discovered there was a web designer in town—the first in Claremore, Oklahoma—her web design business was born. It was a perfect situation for a stay-at-home mom. She did this for 20 years, until the technology outpaced her interest in keeping up. Since her retirement, she's been very involved in volunteer activities in the community and looking after her parents.
I'm a semi-retired mechanical engineer. I've helped design storm drainage systems, offshore drilling rigs, industrial manipulator arms, rocket engines, and most recently electric submersible pumps for deep oil/water wells. Throughout my career, I've been heavily involved with quality functions and system design/troubleshooting.
In late 2014, when the deadly Ebola virus was killing thousands in Africa, I became concerned after learning some infected patients were being treated in nearby Dallas, Texas. I happened across an article about Sierra Leone approving colloidal silver as an official treatment after surprising success . That led to some research about colloidal silver. I learned about many non-monetary uses for silver going back thousands of years. Also, colloidal silver was discovered about a century ago and was the most widely used antimicrobial until the 1930's.
Further investigation found that very few "colloidal silver" products are the genuine article, having a significant concentration of silver nanoparticles suspended in pure water alone. Most are water with dissolved ionic silver, which usually reacts and becomes deactivated upon contact and thus has little or no persistent microbe killing ability. Other products use protein or polymers to accelerate the process and suspend more particles. This results in larger, less effective nanoparticles which are also largely isolated from their surroundings by the protein or polymer. The few good colloidal silver products I found were quite expensive, at least from my frugal perspective.
To become well-informed consumers of this product, I dug deeper. I learned about a questionable technology called "colloidal silver generators," which often seemed to do little more than produce silver ions with few (if any) of the far more desirable silver nanoparticles. I determined that if we wanted to produce real colloidal silver, first we'd have to develop a better manufacturing method.
In late 2014, we began creating the process and apparatus to make real colloidal silver we could use around our northeast Oklahoma homestead. Our manufacturing process soon advanced beyond anything else we knew of. I partially retired in mid-2016, limiting my work to part-time consulting, so I could allow more time to further improve our colloidal silver manufacturing method. We continued to refine the process over the next two years, ultimately producing over a hundred test lots. The resulting colloidal silver was as good or better than anything else available, in terms of quality—smaller in particle size and higher in concentration.
During the development, family and friends found additional uses for our colloidal silver, and they began encouraging us to sell it. In mid-2018, we decided to scale up the manufacturing process to support sales for household and cosmetic uses. Smart Colloidal Silver was born.
About that time, we developed processes to include silver in other cosmetic products at concentrations far exceeding anything else available. It was a natural fit. Our 150ppm Silver Lip Balms and 500ppm Silver Cream, joined the product line under our new company name, PPM Silver Cosmetics LLC.
Nearing the end of 2018, we launched our website and several sales channels. Friends are helping find new retail outlets. We're developing another unique, high ppm silver cosmetic product for release soon. It's all quite exciting for this retired couple as we write a new chapter in or lives and keep that young feeling alive. We hope you'll do your own research to learn about the many personal uses of silver and join us on this journey through the later years of our youth.
Leslie and Mike
PPM Silver Cosmetics LLC
near Salina, Oklahoma
Also - side note: I was a co-founder of Oklahoma Scholastic Chess Organization in 2003 to help more kids experience the many benefits of chess. Since then I've been OSCO secretary, webmaster for all but a few years and directed most of the large scholastic chess tournaments in the state.
Mike's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:
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Written by Mike Swatek Date: 07-14-2020 Subject: Justice and Judges
The US Supreme Court held that the treaty-guaranteed geographic borders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation survived Oklahoma statehood and that these reservation boundaries remain legally valid jurisdictional markers for criminal jurisdiction over tribal citizens.
Accused tribal members are now not subject to either civil or criminal state jurisdiction within their reservation. There are no changes for non-natives, unless they manage to be incorrectly charged in a tribal jurisdiction.
Felonies now fall under the jurisdiction of federal courts or possibly tribal courts in some cases. The "Major Crimes Act" passed in 1885 is the tool the feds are using to retain jurisdiction in felonies by natives on their reservation. Prior state convictions of tribal members for acts within their reservation may now be overturned and re-adjudicated. However, felony convictions may then go before federal courts which tend to be more harsh than the state courts. About 1700 prior convictions could be effected. Approximately 4,000 new felonies per year would now be eligible for federal, instead of state, prosecution.
With the exception of the Municipal Court of Oklahoma City and the Municipal Court of Tulsa, the Municipal Courts in Oklahoma are courts of no record that operate under the administration of the Supreme Court but are NOT part of the state court system, per Okla Const. art. VII, § 1. So, all municipal courts, except Tulsa (OKC includes no reservation land) may be able to handle native cases within their reservation, such as in traffic court. Otherwise, all courts in Oklahoma, including county/district courts, are state courts.
Traffic violations in OKC, Tulsa and outside all other municipalities go to state courts. Traffic offenses in municipalities outside Tulsa will likely go to the municipal court, as they do today. All other traffic offenses by tribe members on their reservation would be under the jurisdiction of the tribe, if not a felony, unless there is a tribal agreement allowing the state court prosecution.
Tribe members currently have Oklahoma state drivers licenses which indicate registered tribal affiliations. This only has to be produced when operating a motor vehicle or under arrest, if it's on hand.
The tribe may assume adjudication regarding non-federal taxes, state regulatory issues and a range of civil laws that may includes adoptions, hunting and fishing regulations, state environmental protections and health care. The retroactivity considerations and other outcomes will develop out of case precedent over the years ahead.
The state generally lacks authority to tax Native Americans on reservations. With tax violations going to tribal courts, all non-municipal and Tulsa taxes upon natives, within their reservation, may also be challenged.
Oklahoma tribes have frequently entered into agreements with the state, counties and municipalities to make sure there are no problems. Oklahoma has hundreds of tribal-state agreements, including those dealing with tax and regulatory issues, currently on the books. However, many may no longer be advantageous for the tribe with the state's loss of the claimed authority which was wielded over the tribes.
If they don't already exist, it's likely that inter-tribal agreements will be implemented for accused natives on another tribes reservation, assuming they first don't fall into the hands of the state.
Federal courts will be a busier with native felonies which were handled by the Oklahoma state judiciary. Tribal courts will be much busier and possibly overloaded in the near-term with most cases which previously went to state courts.
There is going to be confusion for law enforcement over which jurisdiction to assign a case to. A clever person not carrying an ID might foster a misunderstanding. It's usually very easy to get a case dropped when assigned to the wrong jurisdiction.
In high native population locales, police and deputies are often cross-deputized with the tribal Marshall to have the ability to charge anyone. This is less so as the native concentration drops. An agreement between the tribe and local law enforcement could fill this gap.
State highway patrol are unlikely to be cross-deputized due to working across multiple reservations. Lacking that, and being state officers, they may not have the ability to file tribal charges.
My experience with the Cherokee Marshals has been nearly benign. I've never seen them on the roadside poaching for extortion payments. A few years ago, friends mentioned one handing out speed warnings in a small nearby community, but no extortion was demanded. Once, I encountered a Cherokee Marshall "safety" check where most were being pulled over to verify papers and see what they can. That was several years ago. It irritated so many around here that I've never seen or heard of it happening again. I would much rather have to deal with a Cherokee Marshall than a state trooper, if given the choice.
The Cherokee Nation has grown to the point that it's experienced a secession. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (UKB) has broken away and essentially formed their own tribe with a minimum 25% Cherokee blood requirement for a return to smaller numbers. Many of my neighbors are Keetoowah. They have their own vehicle tags, but not Marshals. They once had their own casino in the Cherokee capital at Tahlequah, but the Cherokee Nation got it shut down on a technicality, certainly not improving the love loss. Eventually it's always the same with a growing nation or state.
13 July 2020
In a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Oklahoma tribes in McGirt v. Oklahoma, saying much of the eastern half of Oklahoma is still an Indian reservation.
Justice Neil Gorsuch joined Justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer to issue the majority opinion.
"Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word."
IS THE EASTERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA A RESERVATION?
The central question in this case: Were the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's boundaries as set by the 1866 Treaty ever dissolved by Congress? Though the federal government largely dismantled Tribal governments in Oklahoma in the late 1800s, if the 1866 and subsequent Treaties are still valid, then a large portion of Eastern Oklahoma is still Indian Country. The State of Oklahoma believes this would fundamentally change law enforcement and could resultin thousands of criminal cases being overturned.
The defendant in this case, Jimcy McGirt, is a citizen of the Seminole Nation. He claims he was prosecuted by the wrong court. Because he is a Tribal citizen and committed his crime in on Creek Tribal land, he says the State of Oklahoma never had jurisdiction to try him.
His guilt isn't in question in this case — he's serving a life sentence for sex crimes he committed against a four year-old child. The argument is that McGirt believes he should have been prosecuted in federal court, not state court, because of where his crime was committed.
In the majority opinion, Gorsuch wrote about how this criminal case is actually a matter of Tribal sovereignty.
"At another level, then, Mr. McGirt's case winds up as a contest between State and Tribe. The scope of their dispute is limited; nothing we might say today could unsettle Oklahoma's authority to try non-Indians for crimes against nonIndians on the lands in question," Gorsuch wrote. "If Mr. McGirt and the Tribe are right, the State has no right to prosecute Indians for crimes committed in a portion of Northeastern Oklahoma that includes most of the city of Tulsa. Responsibility to try these matters would fall instead to the federal government and Tribe."
A LONG AND MESSY HISTORY
Determining whether or not much of the eastern half of Oklahoma is still a reservation requires a trip into a complicated history full of broken promises made by the United States Government. In its opinion, the Court sought to clarify the matter.
In 1832, when the U.S. Government removed the Creek Nation from its ancestral lands in Alabama, it promised the Tribe several things: that it would be able to govern itself, that it would be granted and guaranteed a 'permanent home' in modern day Oklahoma. This was before statehood and the Civil War.
This agreement didn't last long.
In the late 1800s, the federal government tried to assimilate the Tribes into state governments as Oklahoma prepared to become a state. Traditional communal lands that resemble reservations in other states were divided up into individual 'allotments' or farms that were granted to people who could prove they were members of Tribes. The rest of the land was given to white settlers.
REST OF STORY HERE
Hour 2 - Colin Cantrell (Nexus Developer) on his upcoming 'Age of Aquarius' conference in Phoenix about 'Now What'...
Video's for hour 2 were broken into two parts due to technical problems:
Colin is an entrepreneur and innovator who used his years of experience in the aerospace industry and 13+ years of Software Engineering to develop the necessary solutions for the growth of the technological base of Crypto Currencies. Since 2014 he has been developing Nexus, after becoming involved in Bitcoin in early 2013. He also is researching and developing new energy systems that will contribute to more sustainability in the future including hydrogen, electromagnetics, provides humanity with the technology that lowers our cost of life while increases the quality of life.
Colin Cantrell has been interested in coding and space advancement since a very young age. He learned visual basic at age twelve and by sixteen years old was already designing rockets with his father. Now at age twenty seven, Colin is a hardware and software expert, inventor, composer, musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur determined to bring positive change to the world through his creation of Nexus.
Through his knowledge of quantum physics, advanced coding and humanitarian awareness, Colin has designed a protocol and peer-to-peer network technology aimed at solving some of the most difficult challenges of today and tomorrow. His passion and study of physics, philosophy, history and cryptography, has taught him to remain grounded while enabling him to empower people through education, positivity, technology, and unity.
Colin's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:
July 12, 2020
There are a lot of events happening this year, part of this due to a series of planetary conjunctions that have not happened for 2,000 years. Gravitational fields act instantaneously on every object, and when massive gravitational fields coincide with one another in conjunctions or oppositions, we feel these effects on earth. The same is true for the Full Moon, lunatic derives from the term 'lunar' where individuals become irate and emotional during full moon cycles. Free market volatility increases during full moon cycles, and planetary conjunctions are like the "big league" form of this effect. The last time there were conjunctions with Pluto on a large scale were the years of 1965-1966 during the cultural revolution. This was three conjunctions between Pluto and Uranus, which was the dawning of the Age of Aquarius since Uranus is the planet that rules Aquarius.
Now here we are again, in 2020, being hit with 3 major conjunctions between power planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. The first conjunction was April 4, the second June 30, and third to be November 12. As I'm sure you can see, each conjunction has brought with it lots of changes. We have a final Great Conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter on December 21st, that happens in Aquarius (surprise surprise), so by the end of this year we will have taken another major leap into the Age of Aquarius. This process began in the 1950's with Rock n' Roll breaking down the old age structures, and is estimated to be complete by 2050.
The Age of Aquarius represents innovation, free thinking, freedom, and expression. It is also the first sign in a great year (24,000 years), meaning that karma that has accumulated over this last great year has been liquidated throughout the Piscean age (last 2,000 years), and now ¾ of the way through the transition into Aquarius, we are going to accelerate in the process of rebalancing karma. This may look different for different people, so don't mistake the chaos happening now as something wrong, but rather, it's just the effects of many timelines, karmic consequences, and stories resolving their imbalances so we can drive forward into Aquarius with clean hearts and minds.
Hour 3 - Colin Cantrell (Nexus Developer) on his upcoming 'Age of Aquarius' conference in Phoenix about 'Now What'...
Colin Cantrell Cont'd...
Video's for hour 3 were broken into two parts due to technical problems:
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