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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 | June Update

June 12, 2017

Do You Really Know Daniel?
What if it was your name typed here instead?

If, instead of saying today, June 12, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 747 days it had your name in the headline ~ ~ how would you react?

What would your attitude be? Disheartened? Suicidal? Bitter? Lashing out at others? Mouthing curses? Bursting out with fury? Hungry for revenge?

Does this describe you?

How do you think Daniel is reacting?
Let’s take a look.

Here he is on the phone and with his sisters many years ago.

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Here he is busy at work before going to Jail and here he is on a furlough over a year ago.

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Do these pictures of Daniel look like the monster criminal the Prosecutor begged the Judge to lock up for 28 years?

In fact the sentencing Judge declared about Daniel: "I have no doubt that you have a real passion for helping people and that you try to be as kind as possible. And that, clearly, some people are very passionate about you and what you have done for them...And I think you’re a good enough person that you would be genuinely sad if you found out this product was actually injuring people long term."

See if you can gauge the true soul of Daniel in this recent letter:

He wrote this of the Sentencing Judge who is deciding if he should be released on bail.

"My hope, therefore, is that she will surprise me, that she will show her magnificent soul, be fair and just - unbiased - unbegrudging... even forgiving - and above all - truthful; that the best version of her honor will now be made visible for everyone to see.

And so, we pray.

love you.
~d
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Appellate Court Makes 2 Potentially Great Rulings

Ruling 1: Two months ago the Appellate Court ordered the trial Judge to reconsider releasing Daniel on Bail. She has all legal paperwork in hand but has not ruled yet.

Ruling 2: Then the Appellate Court decided to SPOTLIGHT Daniel’s appeal. They have ordered the attorneys to verbally argue his appeal in Seattle (not San Francisco) in early September. This rare occurrence obviously evidences the seriousness with which they feel about his case.

Back at Spokane’s Federal District Court

The Prosecutor and Defense Attorneys provided all their written arguments re: release Daniel on Bail. Her Honor’s ruling was expected May 26, 2017. That was 17 days ago and has not been made yet.

Today, June 12, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 747 days.
If you include Daniel’s pre-trial House Confinement of two years -
his unjust confinement swells to 1,478 days.

Back at Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center

Daniel is very pleased with the work his defense attorney has made. He asks us to continue praying for his Release on Bail.

The Bureau of Prisons continues to trust Daniel to leave the prison and transport inmates to various appointments. This honor of driving freely outside of the prison is only given to one other inmate and proves Daniel is not a flight risk.

Daniel is a Father & Grandfather too...

Daniel has two daughters and a grandson. His loved ones, like many others without a dad to hug say: My Dad harmed no one, helped many and yet is locked far away from me. I miss him so. I weep for him night after lonely night.

Then I read this Father’s Day poem that says it all:

"Kids have a hole in their soul in the shape of their Dad. And if a father is unwilling or unable to fill that hole, it can leave a wound that is not easily healed."
- Roland Warren

Please Lord send him home to his family.

Today, June 12, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 747 days.
If you include Daniel’s pre-trial House Confinement of two years -
his unjust confinement swells to 1,478 days.

Daniel’s Family truly needs your support and even more so during this Father’s Day time. Your loving gifts have provided their livelihood for all this time. As his Dad I tenderly ask you to help as your caring heart is leading you to do. ... Most Appreciatively, Larry.

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) ~ ~ 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.

Some find it even simpler just to click on the PayPal icon here:
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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

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ 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.

With Deep Appreciation
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

Appellate Court Passes the Buck

WILL DANIEL EVER GO HOME...continued ???

On April 19th, 2017 - two Judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held Daniel’s Motion to be released until the actual Appeal is decided upon. Yes, that’s right, they held it in their hands, read it and instead of releasing Daniel - they opted to Pass the Buck. They sent it back to the trial court in Spokane and ordered her honor to make a decision about releasing Daniel. She is the same judge that 719 days ago rejected Daniel’s nearly identical motion to not be imprisoned until the Appellate Court decided on his appeal.

Does anyone really believe the Trial Judge is going to dramatically reverse herself and send Daniel home until the Appellate Court rules on overturning his conviction?  Why, oh why, didn't the two Appellate Judges release Daniel? So - I repeat, Will Daniel Ever Go Home? Tragically it remains a frightening conundrum doesn’t it?

BACK AT SPOKANE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

The Trial Judge has ordered both Daniel’s Defense Attorney and the Federal Prosecutor to provide their arguments for and against his release pending the decision on his appeal. She said she’ll make her decision on May 26th...just 11 days from now.

Today, May 15, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 719 days.

BACK AT SEATAC FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER:

Daniel, while still going round and round the merry-go round, is trying to be optimistic and praying that the trial Judge will reverse herself and release him while he awaits the final appeal decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Please consider: If you were wrongly imprisoned for 719 days and there was a slight possibility you could be released and go home with your family while awaiting the actual final appeal ruling by the 9th Circuit Appellate Court - would you not try with all your heart to go home? I would!

Daniel’s superb attorney has included a powerful argument to support releasing him now. He has told the Judge what the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) thinks about Daniel. In non-legalese terminology - Daniel has a 100% perfect conduct record: he has had two furloughs (One was for nearly 600 miles roundtrip) plus his prison employment is as a type of chauffer who has a pass to leave the prison and drive inmates and/or others whom the prison orders him to do so. The gravity of this is that HE HAS PROVEN HE IS NOT A FLIGHT RISK.

Here’s a tiny bit of the legalese wording of Daniel’s attorney: "Community custody status is defined by BOP as "[t]he lowest custody level assigned to an inmate which affords the lowest level of security and staff supervision." Attachment at 40 (CA No. 15-30332 DktEntry 67-2 at 10). Such inmate "may be eligible for the least secure housing, including any which is outside the institution’s perimeter, may work on outside. See CA No. 15-30332 DktEntry 41-1 (provided as a supplement to first 1 motion for release pending appeal). Motion and Memorandum Supporting Release Pending Appeal 6Case 2:13-cr-00014-RMP Document 857 Filed 05/05/17 "details with minimal supervision, and may participate in community-based program activities if other eligibility requirements are met." Id.

BACK AT THE 9th CIRCUIT APPELLATE COURT IN SAN FRANCISCO:

The same two appellate judges who passed the bail-release motion back to the trial judge ordered their appellate-court clerk to expedite getting Daniel’s actual appeal onto the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket. I see this as a good decision and hopefully it means the outcome of Daniel’s appeal may be known in the near future.

Whatever the Appellate Court decides about Daniel’s appeal is open to anyone’s guesstimate. The Appellate Court can decide to speedily approve or deny the appeal; or they can sit on their hands for as long as they want. Their eventual response may result in any one of a variety of outcomes: viz., Overturn the Conviction; Deny the Appeal; Order a New Trial; etc.

Today, May 15, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 719 days.

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM DANIEL TO YOU:

"Hi Dad, please give my thanks for all the support my loved ones give. I feel blessed. I'm encouraged and feeling hopeful it will all be over soon. I’m sending big hugs to each of them. Also I really appreciate the many books, letters, emails and financial support provided by you caring supporters.  From the bottom of my heart, Love Daniel"

FROM A DAD’S HEART TO YOURS:

My Son committed no crime...he sacrificed greatly to help others. He gave and gave and gave. He is loved by thousands and thousands who thank him, weep for him and pray unceasingly.  Many years ago a poet must have followed me and Daniel and then wrote this poem: Daddy’s Little Man:

"I watched him as he glanced up
To look at Daddy’s face ..

He walked a little faster
To keep up with the pace.

I watched him as he reached out
and took his Daddy’s hand ..

Trying to do everything like him
And be Daddy’s little man.

I listened to his questions
Asked in baby talk ..

Daddy answered as best he could
as they continued with their walk.

You could tell he started to tire
For it was plain to see ..

He stopped and held up his little arms
And said "Daddy Please hold me".

Daddy grinned and picked him up
carried him awhile without a peep ..

Held his little boy close to him
For Daddy’s little man had fallen.
fast asleep.

By © Daddy’s Little Man by Mildred Paxton

Your sacrificial donations have provided Daniel’s commissary needs, maintained his family’s household needs and made monthly payments on his gigantic fine. Please consider sending even just a small gift at this difficult 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) ~ ~ either 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. or click the donate button 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

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ 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.

2 UPDATES:  

(1)   I’ll send you Daniel’s new personal email address if you ask.
(2)    If you’d like to purchase a book as a gift and send it to Daniel ~ ask and I’ll send you the shipping info.

May Your Goodness Be Richly Rewarded

Larry

Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

THE NOOSE TIGHTENS


WILL DANIEL EVER GO HOME?

We all respond: Of Course! Well everyone that is except the Government’s Prosecutor. He insisted the Judge sentence Daniel to 28 years or more. She didn’t grant his wish. But is the prosecutor done with his plea "to sentence this felon so he can’t endanger anymore people selling his bleach?"

Answering Daniel’s current motion to be released while his appeal is snail waltzing through the Appellate Court, the Prosecutor wrote to the Justices of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals:

"Smith does not express remorse for his conduct or sympathy for his victims, and he does not attempt to refute the evidence in the record concerning the harm suffered by the victims of his crime. That evidence confirms the risk to the community if he were to be released and continue to advocate the use of Sodium Chlorite as a treatment for illness."

Some of this Justice Department prosecutor’s argument is an absolute lie. I was present for Daniel’s trial and the Prosecution NEVER presented one victim who had used MMS. Not one! There is "no evidence in the record," as he claims herein. Thus this paragraph is a lie. Worse is the sad reality that the deception and conniving barage is coming from the mouth of the Justice System itself.

Justice in America has become almost a joke...but I’m not laughing! Consider 7 states now have debtor prisons. (Banned for almost 200 years before being reborn now.) Are you aware that the USA has only about 4.6% of the world’s population and yet shockingly almost 23% of the world’s imprisoned people? Pushing 7,000,000 jailed or on parole today or about 1 out of every 35 people.

So - I repeat, Will Daniel Ever Go Home? Tragically a frightening conundrum isn’t it?


NEWS FROM THE APPEAL’S COURT:

The 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals is deciding on two matters: (1) Releasing Daniel on bail now pending a decision on his appeal. and (2) Deciding on his Appeal itself.

Please pray that the Appellate Judges will release Daniel right away - while they dillydally with their ruling on the appeal. Speaking about the Appeal the 9th Circuit has extended the time for the Prosecution to file their opposition to Daniel’s appeal. It’s not due until May 1, 2017.

So when might Daniel’s appeal be known and what will it accomplish? The Appellate Court can decide to speedily approve or deny the appeal; or they can sit on their hands for as long as they want. Their eventual response may result in any one of a variety of outcomes: viz., Overturn the Conviction; Deny the Appeal; Order a New Trial; etc.

Today, April 11, 2017, Daniel has been wrongly jailed for 684 days.


BACK AT SEATAC FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER:

Last month Daniel was very sick for over a week. He’s better now. But just since the first of the year Daniel has lost about 35 pounds. Prison food is not famous for being nutricious or healthy.

Daniel’s free time is mostly spent reading from the collection of books you have sent him. He can talk on the pay phone very briefly to his wife and daughter but is only allowed 30 minutes a month. He uses the prison computer but can not go on the internet, receive attachments or spend much time as hundreds of other inmates want their turn as well.

Did you know that Daniel is an accomplished muscian and has won singing contests? Several years back he placed 2nd in a national contest for writing the best new song of the year. His stage name is Daniel Votino.

Daniel’s first love has always been music. You can hear him perform one of his songs here:

Peace Be Still
https://soundcloud.com/dvotino/peace-be-still

and read the lyrics he wrote to:

Today I Woke Up – Daniel Smith-Votino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzKDou7FCU

Daniel asked me to try to express how appreciative he is for the many books, letters, emails and financial support provided by you caring supporters.

It is your help that provides sustenance for his wife and daughter, commissary funds for Daniel and costs of postage, printing, providing these updates, etc.


From a Dad’s Heart to Yours

Many of you have asked about my health. 5 weeks ago a CardioVascular Defibrillator was implanted in my chest. and it has stabilized my pulse, decreased my pain and improved my energy. Thank you for your concern and prayers. Now I’m trying to hang on long enough to hug my freed Son.

Speaking of heart ~ From Roy Bennett’s, The Light in the Heart:

Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live."

Your sacrificial giving has provided Daniel’s commissary needs, allowed him to make phone calls, send emails, and mail brief letters, and make monthly payments on his gigantic fine. Even more you’ve made it possible to supply his family with their household needs: rent, groceries, transportation, insurance, clothing, etc. And more: your thoughtfulness has paid for buying paper and printing copies of his voluminous legal documents, and the postage to send him these documents, reference materials and more.

Please consider sending a small gift as his funds are low right now.

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When it asks for the email to which your thoughtfulness is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work)..  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~ ~ or click the donate button below:
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If you prefer to snail mail your donation, please send it to:
Larry Smith
9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165,
Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.

Please NoteIt is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ 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.

UPDATE:  I’ll send you Daniel’s new personal email address if you ask.

If you’d like to purchase a book as a gift and send it to Daniel ask and I’ll send you the shipping info.

Richest Blessings and Appreciation

Larry

Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

  

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