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Who is Daniel Smith

This Preview will bring you up to speed about a decade-long, Federal-storm-trooper assault on a humble, caring soul who sought only to help disease-stricken fellow humans worldwide.

Why Daniel Smith has become a hero for tens of thousands of suffering people throughout the globe: Daniel founded Project Green Life (PGL), an alternative health association that made the first professional grade MMS (Master Mineral Solution)  ~ making it available in over 160 countries between 2007 and 2011.

Out of the blue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning Daniel that they wanted the distribution of MMS to stop - immediately. Following legal consultation, Daniel wrote the FDA explaining how MMS was improving the health of multitudes around the world and asked them why they were making this demand. Silence. Daniel sent the document again. Continued silence. Daniel repeated a third time.

Rather than responding, the FDA initiated a year-long clandestine reconnaissance mission for the purpose of secretly securing search and seizure warrants aimed at putting PGL out of business in one fail swoop. It became obvious that this pursuit by the FDA was another example of a plethora of similar militant assaults on other Alternative Health companies and practitioners and in truth was a part of the agency's ongoing war against health freedom. In Daniel’s case they threatened him with 38 years in a Federal prison figuring Daniel would immediately close Project Green Life and thus block the distribution of MMS ever again.

Even though hundreds of users of MMS wrote the FDA declaring praises for the efficacy of MMS the FDA continued and intensified their unconstitutional actions. Daniel was arrested and charged with six felonies along with his wife and two employees. For what you ask? Helping people to get well.

Following a mockery of a trial in which Daniel was forbidden by the Judge to put on a defense he was convicted and sentenced to 51 months in a Federal Penitentiary. Even with this travesty-of-justice punishment the Prosecutor argued with the Judge demanding Daniel be sentenced to Life in Prison.

As you look through this fact-filled blog (StandByDaniel.com) you’ll suspect a scheming collusion between the FDA and gigantic International Pharmaceutical entities. Daniel was portrayed as a conniving, evil, greedy Snake-Oil profiteer. One Federal employee even said, "I consider you a Domestic Terrorist!" Really? C’mon. Get real.

Truth is stranger than fiction. Right? This blog ~ StandByDaniel.com ~ will answer this query.

Daniel Smith | January Update

Jan. 2019

DANIEL IS FREE AND HE ENJOYS BIRDS CHIRPING, FRESH AIR, AND CELEBRATING HIS JOYFUL MUSIC.

Daniel just wrote to me:  I'm FREE. The ankle bracelet is removed. Now I only deal with my Probation Officer.

DANIEL'S HAPPY NEW YEAR HEART MESSAGE FOR YOU FOLKS

Dear Friends & Family,

     I can't begin to adequately express how it felt to be HOME this Christmas, instead of talking to loved ones from a prison phone for 15-minutes @ $3.21 a call.  And I can't begin to tell you what it feels like to be starting out this new year a free man!

     During my time in prison, however, I learned that freedom is really just a state of mind.  I've probably shared already how, from time to time, I would look up at my surroundings and catch myself saying, "Oh yeah ... I'm in prison", as if it had slipped my mind.

     That's because, over time, I came to accept the whole ordeal as a gift -- the fulfillment of a long-desired (and much needed) retreat.  Where else can you find the time to sit and read 150 books you always wanted to read?  (Special thanks to those of you who sent them!)

     Want to know what books I read?  Or what my favorite one was, and why?  Want to hear more than just the "CliffsNotes" of this whole experience?

     Well, for good or bad, I've decided to share my story in a forthcoming book.  I admit, it's a bit presumptuous to think anyone would want to read it, but many of you expressed an interest and so it is time.  This will not be a typical, run-of-the-mill, self-aggrandizing memoir though, I hope.  We all know there are too many books in the world not worth the time to read, let alone write them.

     But what excites me the most about this project is that it's my gift to all of you who supported me over the years.  Its a labor of love and its free.  I've been wondering for months what I could do to give back to everyone who offered their love, prayer, and support along the way so the blessing doesn't just stop with me.  Writing our story and presenting it as a gift is really only the tiniest way to say thank you and to acknowledge that the journey was never mine alone, but yours also, who walked beside me all this way.  It's your story as much as it is mine.

     To ensure you receive your copy, please make sure you're subscribed to my Dad's newsletter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  That way he or I can let you know when its available and how to get it.  I promise not to litter your inbox and, of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.

     This will also help us stay in touch, as this will be the last update to go out via the Genesis II email list.  To Jim Humble and Mark Grenon and family, I send my warmest thanks for having been so gracious to share my updates over the last five years.  It's time we quit co-opting your list ... you have your own important things to share with the world. Please note Jim & Mark are our dear friends and have helped us over all these years by sending my Updates to their email supporters. We are now going to send our updates ONLY to my Dad's list at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. So please be certain you're on Dad's list.

     So, please, I really want to stay in touch with every one of you.  If you're signed up to receive the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. newsletter, I will be able to share new music and projects with you and let you know when the book is ready.  But please also feel free to write me personally at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In a previous update I forgot the "2018" in the address so I'm afraid I might not have received some of your emails (please resend).  Oh yeah, and feel free to write and ask for my messenger ID or telephone number if you'd prefer to communicate that way.

     I have one more surprise.  Sometime in the next few weeks I will be randomly selecting one subscriber from the StandByDaniel.com email list to receive the one and only actual hard copy -- torn pages and all -- of my single most favorite book that I read over and over to myself and others while in prison.  Its about a two-hour read and worth every minute!  Yeah, I know, it's kind of a weird giveaway, but its all I have and, to me, it's worth a lot!  At least the winner will be able to say one of the books on their bookshelf went to federal prison and came out inked and alive!  =)

     So, I'll be announcing in the next StandByDaniel.com newsletter who the winner is, as well as the title, and sharing how it came into my life, and why I believe its one of the most important books of all-time for every child and adult.   You'll never guess it, so don't even try.  =)  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter for your chance to be the new owner of this one-of-a-kind "tattered tome" and hear the cool story behind it.  I think you'll enjoy it.

     With that, I send you all my love and gratitude for standing by me all these years ... and for taking this amazing journey with me.  I hope you will all stay in touch!

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!
Daniel Smith

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Brief Comments from Dad

(1) Finances have made quite an improvement thanks to those of you who dug deeply in November and December. Daniel nearly got caught up. The only glitch is he still hasn't received his first pay checks as of today. Once the paychecks arrive he'll have most of the family's needs met. Still a little less than truly needed but hopefully his new Tec-employment income will steadily increase.

(2) The GoFundMe site, designed for those who are unfamiliar with his story, also received some appreciated donations over the holidays. Thank you for those of you who  sent the link to family & friends.

The GoFundMe link is:
http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

We all can rejoice that Daniel now has a job and is knit tightly with his family again.  A fresh new life has come in all its splendor.  Your sacrificial love has been like a box of presents every step of the way. We pray that your New Year will be your best ever...as it will be for Daniel and his family.

If you can help Daniel at this crucial time...until his paychecks come and he can fully meet his and his family's needs please consider doing so. I thank you for all your loving support throughout these years.

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work). Please either type:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...(both addresses go into the same account)

Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.
(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.)

Please Note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in custody at his house ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Most Thankfully
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

PS: RE:  Future Daniel Smith Updates ~ I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly  (health allowing)  as we know you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed.

 

 

 

Daniel Smith | December Update

December 2018

DANIEL'S  HOUSE IS FULL OF MUSIC

Some of you know that Daniel was (and is) a gifted musician:  vocally, arranging, key board, piano, and more. He held concerts throughout Washington State and  won the GMA 1997 song of the year (regional) and competed on a national level in Nashville during the Dove Awards in 1997.  He was offered a record deal but it eventually fell through.  . As the Bureau of Prisons still has him confined mostly to home ~ Daniel has set up his music studio. In the November Update he did the arranging for both Karis and Sabby's beautiful songs.

This month Daniel took to the studio to record a special Christmas Thank You song  ~ just for you, his supporter.  He and his daughter Sabby sing this together.  

ONE MORE MONTH OF BUREAU OF PRISONS CUSTODIAL MONITORING TO GO  ~ probably shortly after New Years 2019.  Finally then ~ ~  he’ll be free other than reporting to probation ~ for 4 additional years.

DANIEL'S HEART TALK TO YOU FOLKS & A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SONG

Dear Friends & Family,

I'll keep this update short.

This last week was my first Thanksgiving holiday with family in four years!  It was magic.  I dug up the old turkey brine recipe, Karis made her green bean casserole, Sabby made her macaroons with rose and orange blossom water, and I made root-beer-float cookies.  =)  We all broke from keto to enjoy the fresh rolls, cranberry and sweet potato casserole.  We had 13 for dinner and it was SO MUCH FUN!  The day reminded of me of just how much I have to be grateful for.

I have been trying to think of a way to express my gratitude to all of you with more than just words.  I don't have much to give yet, but I do have music.  So ... this week I took to the studio to record a special Christmas song just for you.  I asked my daughter, Sabby, if she would join me and she said yes!   So ... this is our early Christmas present to all of you from all of us, saying thank you, once again, for all your prayers and support.

Here's the link to listen online:

https://soundcloud.com/dvotino/thats-christmas-to-me-acapella-performed-daniel-sabby-for-friends-family-christmas-2018

If you'd like a copy of the mp3, write me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll email it to you directly!  I would love to hear from you.

Some potentially good news ... if everything goes as planned, I start work for a tech company this month.  There are a number of projects they need help with and I look forward to being of service.  I will still be able to work on other projects that are important to me, which I hope to share with you after the New Year.

Until then, I'm sending my love and wishing you all the most delightful holiday season ever.  For you, I am grateful.  Thank you.

With all my Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness
~ Daniel"


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Brief Comments from Dad

(1) Finances have made quite an improvement thanks to those of you who dug deeply in November and helped Daniel get nearly caught up. Now with his first employment checks starting to trickle in the future looks much brighter. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

(2) The GoFundMe site, designed for those who are unfamiliar with his story, also received some appreciated donations in November. Thank you for those of you who  sent the link to family & friends.

The GoFundMe link is:
http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

You can see that Daniel has taken the "bull by the horns" and now has a job and will quickly be supporting his family again.  He is going to continue beginning life anew. He is refreshed by you folks and often tells me so. Your sacrificial love has been like a box of presents every step of the way. We pray that your Christmas Season will be your best ever...as it will be for Daniel and his family.

If you can help Daniel at this crucial time...

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work). Please either type:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...(both addresses go into the same account)

Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
ppd2

If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.
(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.)

Please Note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in custody at his house ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Most Thankfully
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

PS: RE:  Future Daniel Smith Updates ~ I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly  (health allowing)  as we know you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed.

 

 

Daniel Smith | November Update

November 2018

Daniel is in his new home with his family

As mentioned last month the family was unexpectedly asked to move from the small apartment Karis and Sabby were living in while Daniel was away.  With some effort, they are all together again living in a pleasant home in a quiet neighborhood.  In this house they are able to keep their loving Australian shepherd of 11 years ~ Potter.  Also the house is much larger than the apartment and Daniel has set up his music studio ~ he'll tell you about it below.

He is finally settled in a nice home with Karis and Sabby. To make itself obviously in control of his life the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) still monitors his every move.

Thus he has to give notice to request leaving the house ~ like for a job interview, going to church, shopping, or having someone visit, etc.  I asked Daniel how tightly the Feds monitor him.  "Dad I wear an ankle tracking device and have to get permission to leave the house.  I tell them where I want to go.  They either approve or deny it.   Here's the strictness: I can't deviate from their GPS coordinates even to pull into a drive thru.  If I have to vary at all I must phone them immediately."  Would you want to be controlled like that?  Not me.

This custodial monitoring will last for a little over two (2)  more months ~ probably until shortly after New Years 2019.  Finally then ~ ~  he’ll be free other than reporting to probation ~ for 4 additional years.

Supreme Court Appeal Update

A short time after September 24th the U.S. Supreme Court said, "NO."  It can only hear so many cases a year and Daniel's case is not on its radar.  Since the US Supreme Court refused to consider Daniel's appeal this concludes his efforts to have his case overturned or a new trial ordered unless he makes another attempt by habeas corpus within the next year.  He's not sure he will do so since he's happy to just get on with his life.

Important:  Some have written "Why Does Daniel Still Need Donations?

Just a few days ago the Bureau of Prisons (B.O.P.) finally approved one of the occupations that Daniel had presented to them.  Now with the red tape to complete it may take weeks before he can get started.  He'll tell you about it below.  I know you folks will do your best to meet his necessary finances ~ as you’ve always done.  It is critical that he receives enough help to get a fresh start ~ particularly since the Feds are strictly controlling everything he does for the first six (6) months.  It will be very difficult, to say the least, during this time.  

Daniel has written a special letter to each of you - so let's get right to it.

"Dearest Friends & Family,

When they took me to prison for selling MMS on May 27, 2015, our daughter, Sabrielle, had just turned eleven.  She had no idea why her Dad missed her school musical that night until it was over when her Mom could explain.  It all happened so fast and it never felt indicated to stress her out with the possibility beforehand.

A couple days prior, I sat in trial staring at a note she'd written earlier that morning, reminding me of her piano recital later that evening.  She knew I was really busy but didn't know what with.

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Sabby's note to her Dad during trial

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Daniel, Sabby, her brother Liet, and Mom Karis, at Sabby's May 2015 recital

Some of you may remember my rejecting the government's eve-of-trial offer to plea, in part, because the prosecution couldn't guarantee I would see Sabby's eleventh birthday.  I'd pre-purchased two tickets with backstage passes to her favorite artist, Lindsey Stirling, and it was one birthday surprise I wasn't going to miss.  

And so it was ...

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Sabby backstage with her favorite artist, Lindsey Stirling, for her birthday during the week of Dad's trial

Having now been released from prison, Sabby has already turned fourteen.  The 10-15 minute phone calls from prison would cover a range of topics that no father is truly prepared to discuss with their daughter ... let alone over a monitored phone from prison ... topics like bullying ... standing up for what you believe in ... and boys.

It wasn't long before Sabby kindly reminded me she wasn't eleven anymore.  Prison has a way of making time stand still, but not for those left at home.  She's been very patient with me.

It's amazing to think that many of you have been seeing us through this since Sabby was just seven years old (since the 2011 raid).  Some of you may remember her aerial artistry from 2013, when she was only nine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1B6CK_c4hs.  Consider though, some of you have been here for us for more than HALF her life, which makes you "family" no matter where you call home in this great big world.

During my time in prison, Sabby took up another art form close to my heart ... music.  She sang lead parts in school musicals and performed in talent shows.  One year she orchestrated a flash mob of students reenacting Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on Halloween to surprise teachers.  Earlier this last year she posted a song on YouTube that she and a friend wrote called "My First Bliss": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CDDFqeroIA.  

After hearing her singing around the house, it was clear I needed to pull my studio gear out of storage and see about some recording.  And that we did.

You all know how much I love to share music.  Well, Sabby has given me permission to share with you a rough cut of her performing "Let It All Go" by Birdy and Rhodes - including all twenty-something tracks of Sabby's harmonizing vocals.  

Here is the link on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/dvotino/sabby-let-it-all-go

But Sabby is not the only one with latent musical abilities in the family.  Karis, too, has recorded a song that she has given me permission to share with you all.  I think you will love it.

Here is the link on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dvotino/karis-copper-morning-has-broken

My biggest priority has been reconnecting thorough quality time with family.  I do a lot of the cooking and cleaning now and really enjoy it.  Although we are limited in our ability to have a real outing until January 7, we are making the best of it.  I've had only one unscheduled outing and that was to the Emergency Room this last weekend when Sabby fell upon intense stomach distress.

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Sabby in ER with IV

The hospital diagnosed her with acute streptococcal pharyngitis.  She is miraculously well tonight though, less than a week later.  We think it has something to do with Halloween and free candy in the offing.

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Sabby - Halloween 2018

My second priority has been getting back on my feet to provide for my family.  I'm excited to report that I've had a job offer from a tech company out of Seattle but I will not be able to start work until they secure a local office (due to my release conditions).  I am hopeful this will happen before the new year.

While I wait to start work, I am still interested in undertaking the "Today I Woke Up" project described in my last email.  I have received only a few recordings from those wanting to participate but hope to receive many more.  For those interested, please see the instructions posted in my October update, which looks to have been posted here: http://standbydaniel.com/47-daniel-smith-october-update-2018.  You can email me your recording/narration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please feel free to use that email for general correspondence as well.

Many of you have asked about my father's health.  He is still having some issues that continue to challenge his health and wellbeing.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  He is my hero.

In closing, I want to thank again each and every one of you for all your unending love and support.  One reason why I like to share photos and music from our personal lives is because you have all given so much to help nurture and keep our family together.  I am especially thankful for your faithful support that kept Karis and Sabby during the last three years of my absence.  As you listen to their music, know that it was your continued love and support that has nurtured their hearts to keep singing in spite of it all.

With all my Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness
~ Daniel
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Brief Comments from Dad 

(1) Finances are really tight right now with the BOP taking so long to finally approve Daniel's new occupation and the extra cost of moving from the apartment, new utility deposits, higher rent costs, etc. For you awesome supporters who know his story well ~ Daniel is praying that you’ll consider helping with a Thanksgiving donation.. It will really make a big difference for him. He thanks you sincerely for unfailingly and generously going above and beyond what anyone could have anticipated or even hoped for.

(2) The GoFundMe site, designed for those who are unfamiliar with his story, is barely crawling along. Perhaps you could share it with a few people. Thank you also ~ for those of you who previously sent the link to family & friends.

The GoFundMe link is:
http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

You can see that Daniel has taken the "bull by the horns" and will quickly be supporting his family again. And since my awesome Son is entirely upbeat, positive and bearing zero grudges or resentment to the people or system who imprisoned him. ..he will succeed!! This is extraordinary.  He is going to continue being a hero for each of us. No doubt about it. The love you’ve always displayed energizes him and gives him undying hope. May you and yours be wonderfully rewarded for doing so. We pray that your Thanksgiving will be your best ever...as it will be for Daniel and his family.

If you can help Daniel at this crucial time...

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work). Please either type:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...(both addresses go into the same account)

Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
ppd2

If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.
(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.)

Please Note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in custody at his house ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Most Thankfully
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

PS: RE:  Future Daniel Smith Updates ~ I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly  (health allowing)  as we know you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed.

 

 

 

  

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