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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.

Dear Friends & Family,

My Dad, Larry Smith, whom many of you have come to love and appreciate, who has been with me every day these last several years and whom I call my best friend, sadly had a stroke on Tuesday, August 7th.  He is surprisingly coming back sooner than expected but is unable to answer emails at this time.  He has always loved sending thanks to every one who sends a gift or encouraging word, but doing so at this time is just too taxing.  My Dad has asked that everyone refrain from writing for the time being, but if you’d like to send an encouraging word or check in on him, please feel free to write me, his Son, Daniel, directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I will do my very best to keep up.  As many of you know, I am still in transition at a “halfway house” between prison and home.  I hope to be home with my family next week and will then have better access than a cell phone to write.  You have all been such a wonderful support to my family these several years and words could not begin to express the depth of our gratitude. Please keep my father in your prayers and I send more news as I have it. 

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness. 
Daniel

 

 

Daniel Smith August Update

This Update Is Loaded With Good and Bad News.

Daniel Is Out Of Prison:

Daniel is now in custody at a Halfway House in Spokane. He has about 10 more days before he’ll transfer to custody in his home. Though he’ll finally be back home with Karis and Sabby the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) still controls his every move. Thus he has to give one week’s notice to request leaving the apartment: like for a job interview, going to church, shopping, or having someone visit, etc.

This custodial monitoring will last for five and a half (5 1/2) more months ~ probably until shortly after New Years 2019. Finally then he’ll be free other than reporting to his Parole Officer ~ for 4 additional years.

Supreme Court Appeal Update:

Daniel’s attorney emailed:

"The Supreme Court is scheduled to conference Mr. Smith’s case on September 24. There is a possibility for one of three things to occur: (1) They could order the government to respond to the petition and make a decision after that (if a response is filed, the reply must be filed within 10 days and the Court needed not wait to consider the reply); (2) they could grant the petition on any or all questions raised; or (3) they could deny the petition for no reason at all. There are over 10,000 petitions filed each year, and out of those petitions, the Court only grants about 80 per year."

FDA Debars Daniel For Life:

Though Daniel is on the way to a fresh new life the Food and Drug Administration is not wanting to leave him alone. They published an unbelievable blockade for his future in the National Archives, Federal Register. The Daily Journal of the United States Government:
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) permanently debarring Louis Daniel Smith from providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application."
The entire citation is found at:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/15/2016-27417/louis-daniel-smith-debarment-order

Important Questions ~

Has Daniel Found Work Yet?

No! The BOP runs the Halfway House and retains strict control over each and every attempt to do so. He must ask one week in advance to go job hunting or, for that matter, to leave the Halfway House at all.

Will he be able to earn enough income to support himself and his family?

He is more than capable and wants to pursue several types of work. But the BOP has already precluded him from working at several of his most qualified and desired positions.

Some have asked again: Why aren’t there Federal programs to help released felons re-enter society?

The brief answer is: There are such programs: by both the Dept of Justice and Dept of Labor to help released felons re-enter society successfully. BUT Congress so under-funded these programs that there are zero grants available. (I verified this again.)

How about State and or Private Re-entry programs?

Washington State only helps felons guilty of State crimes. (Daniel’s were Federal). The Justice Department warns against trying "any private re-entry programs as there are many scams going on, ~ as many re-entry felons have tragically learned."

What will it take financially to help Daniel get through this transition time?

I know you folks will do your best to meet his necessary finances. ~ as you’ve always done. What is so shocking to me is how expensive everything is today. In 1967 I purchased my first home for $3,000. When McDonalds first came to the Pacific Northwest a hamburger, fries & a milkshake cost $1.00. True story!!

It is critical that he receives enough help to get a fresh start ~ particularly since the Feds are strictly controling everthing he does for the first six (6) months. It will be very difficult, to say the least, during this time.

Daniel compiled a minimum budget needed to make it until the Feds grant him more freedom. He is disappointed that many types of work for which he is qualified have been rejected by the BOP. Plus that Lifetime Ban the FDA imposed hinders him.

How then can he get the financial support to make it?

(1) For you awesome supporters who know his story well ~ Daniel is praying that you’ll consider adding a small amount to your donation (if possible). 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, could be boosted...as it has slowed down. 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:
gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

Survey Request: ~ Should Daniel Write a Book?
I’ve encouraged Daniel to write a book about his incredible story. If enough copies were sold this could help his needs. Is that a good idea or not? Feel free to send an email saying, "Yes," or "No," or sending your personal suggestions. Send to:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Daniel ~ ~ ~

"Dear Friends & Family, Daniel here. At last ... I have survived three-plus years in a cocoon of introspective isolation and am finally beginning to emerge into the warmth of summer sunlight.

How I have missed it.

I’m not quite home yet. I’m at a "halfway house" where I attend classes, look for work, and await approval to finish the last five months of my 51-month sentence (minus good time served) at home with my family. We’ve been spending every free moment reconnecting in any way we can (mostly over the phone).

It is much nicer than prison here, though still overseen by the BOP (Federal Bureau of Prisons). The food is better ... the staff is kinder ... the bed more comfortable ... and yet there remain many restrictions and/or limitations for those of us still "transitioning back into society." All things in good time.

This feeling of being only "half way" is a delicate one ... one I never want to forget. It is one of deep longing for all the little things I once took for granted and which are now so close again I can almost reach out and touch them ... the feeling of perpetual sunlight on my face ... summer breeze in my hair ... the smile of a passing stranger acknowledging the human story we are all sharing ... the laughter and touch of a loved one ... the hopefulness of all my tomorrows, and a certainty that life can only get better from here. How could I take any of this for granted again? And yet I know that human nature is to do just that.

And so this ... I resolve NOT to do.

I am reminded of the caterpillar that goes to sleep in spring with nothing but a long thought to wake as something different ... something more free ... something a little closer to heaven ... and how, in the warm rays of summer sunlight, it emerges from its self-made prison as an entirely new creature.

Isn’t it just spectacular that everything necessary for such a radical transformation was there inside this creature from the beginning? It needed only a time-out ... a time of introspection ... isolation ... a time to die to everything it once was so that it could embrace what it most longed to be.

I can feel new wings coming on...

Today I especially love the song, "Home Under the Sky" and the lyric, "I’m coming home to build a Kingdom of Light" (both by Fahrenhaidt). Just follow the glow... you’ll find me there ... from where there’s no return.

Kingdom of Light by Fahrenhaidt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8dMJ0rsuME&list=PLDlrhoueGrOqPZYTVwLv5Mo97lqPh9L19

Home Under the Sky by Fahrenhaidt
https://youtu.be/WvxnNdmRIKY?list=PLDlrhoueGrOqPZYTVwLv5Mo97lqPh9L19

And so I thank you, again, each and every one of you, for all your past and continued support of myself and my family as I make this transition. I pray that I can somehow return even a fraction of the love and hope you have all shared with me along this journey.

I’ll write more soon ... hopefully from my home ... under the sky.

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness,

Daniel


Dad’s Thoughts:

I was allowed to spend 4 hours with my son, Daniel.

After waiting over 3 years I finally got to hug my Son...in the Halfway House. We were allowed to visit for about 2 hours each on Wed. & Thursday July 18 and 19th. While we visited Daniel challenged me to chess. We did a best 2 of 3 match. Delightful.

Doesn’t HE LOOK GREAT!!!

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Daniel sporting his new bifocals...I think they make him look even more dignified.

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Dan took my mugshot as I struggled against his clever move.

Visiting with Daniel...in person...in the Halfway House was an astounding event. He is entirely upbeat, positive and bears zero grudges or resentment to the people or system who imprisoned him. This is extraordinary. This bodes well for his future.

He is entirely committed to succeed. He can’t fail. He won’t fail. Study his photo and see the depth of character in his eyes. He is going to continue being a hero for each of us. No doubt about it.

Meeting his financial needs, writing encouraging letters and praying earnestly are so appreciated! The love you’ve always displayed energizes him and gives him undying hope. May you and yours be wonderfully rewarded for doing so.

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 the halfway 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 | July Update

July 2, 2018

DANIEL WALKED OUT OF PRISON THIS MORNING!!!! GOOD BYE SEATAC. GOOD BYE!

Good News: Daniel is on his way to a Halfway House in Spokane where he’ll still be in partial custody for five (5) weeks. The purpose of this transition program is to help him get to taste fresh air and find employment.

In mid-August he'll get to go home ~ with more freedom. Though he'll still be monitored for five (5) more months ~ it will be less controlling. After New Years 2019 he’ll be free other than reporting to his Parole Officer.

Update: Last month we learned that the Supreme Court had not received Daniel’s box full of his printed appeal documents. The USPS lost the huge box. Just a few days ago the Supremes received his printed appeal ~ in the 2nd Box sent by his attorney.

Important Questions

What’s ahead for Daniel as he leaves the Prison today?

For about six (6) months he’ll have some freedom ~ but the Feds will still watch him like a hawk.  He’ll also likely be able to have an occasional visitor. (To visit him requires being vetted by the Feds). In spite of all the red tape Daniel’s courage and commitment to rebuild his life will succeed.

Will he be able to earn enough income to support himself and his family?

Unfortunately the Halfway House program grabs 25% of any income he earns. That will certainly make it harder.  It will definitely not be an easy path ahead and that’s why so many released inmates fail and sadly they re-offend. But I’m as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow that my Son will not fail. Count on it! He’ll give it all he’s got ~ like he always has.

Some have asked if there are Federal  programs to help released felons re-enter society?

The Dept of Justice and Dept of Labor both have re-entry assistance programs. But Congress so under-funded these programs that there are zero grants available. That doesn’t surprise me ~ or you either I’d guess.

What about State grants?

Washington State has absolutely no grants for released federal felons. They only assist state inmates who are trying for a fresh start. Inquiring, they responded, " There are NO exceptions."

What about Private Grant Programs?

The Justice Department warns against trying this as there are many scams going on ~ as many re-entry felons have tragically learned.

What will it take financially to help Daniel get through this transition time?

A sizeable amount. It is critical that he receives enough help to get a fresh start ~ particularly since the Feds are strictly controling everthing he does for the first six (6) months. It will be very difficult, to say the least, during this time.

How then can he get the financial support to make it?

Daniel asked that two (2) options be set up for providing this help.

(1) For those who are unfamilar with his story ~ a GoFundMe account has been started. This will provide only a portion of his needs. Daniel requests that we share this link with as many folks as possible. Here is the link:
http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

(2) For you awesome supporters who know his story well ~ he is praying that you'll add a little bit to your donation (if possible). It will really make a big difference for Daniel. He thanks you sincerely for continually coming through in the clutch.


A week before leaving prison ~Daniel wrote this heartfelt message:

Dearest Friends & Family:

Alas, after more than three years, here I am, a mere seven (7) days from freedom and from feeling the warm summer breeze on my face. That's only 168 hours!

Prison is where anyone can go to find themselves. Its ironic that, for as bitter as I was at the government when we began this journey, I can now reverently bow in sincerest thanks to my "containment team" -- all those well-meaning agents, prosecutors and judges who, for reasons greater than their own understanding, denied my every plea and ignored all my kicking and screaming in order to keep me contained long enough to do just that. I leave now with a heart overflowing, ever-expanding, uninterested in conquering the world, but in looking ever kinder upon it. I want only to love.

Its been a difficult and arduous journey to get back home -- in more ways than one. All I can think of in these last few days is seeing and embracing my loved ones: Sabby, Eric, Dmitri, Lincoln, my grandson Cohen, my beloved Karis, Mom, Dad, my brothers and sisters, and all the beautiful friends who have been here since it all began eight long years ago (June 2010).

I will need something slow and steady to get me through these final moments -- to keep me from what they call "hard timing." And so I've chosen as my last track to get me to the door, the song, "Get Home", by Angus and Julia Stone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqjNiJH2hQE
It has special meaning to me, of course, but I share it with my friends and family with my deepest gratitude for all your love and support throughout this journey. We are all on our way back "home" in one way or another.

Thank you for the prayers, the books, the encouraging letters, the holiday cards, the music suggestions, the lovely photos, the emails, your gracious donations, for believing in me, for caring for my family, for all the memories, and all the love. I have saved it all, if not in a cardboard box then in my heart.

The next time you hear from me, it will be from the other side of these gloomy gray prison doors.

With much Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness.

Daniel



Dad’s Thoughts:     

Though Daniel’s needs are huge ~ many of you have already begun to make sacrificial gifts to give him a big push towards victory. He must win. He will win! After opening envelope after envelope with a donation in it and watching PayPal donations come in ~ I’ve had to pause, give praise and rejoice because of your enormous love, care & support. The lump in my throat is not my thyroid.

After his 8-year ordeal Daniel is more persuasivly determined, than I’ve ever seen him, to succe​ed in starting a fresh new life. From day one his eyes will only look forward ~ without ever a backward glance.

Meeting his financial needs, writing encouraging letters and praying earnestly are sorely needed now. The love you’ve always displayed recharges his battery and gives him undying hope. May you and yours be wonderfully blessed for doing so.

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 in 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 the halfway 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: Future Daniel 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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