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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 | 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:
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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 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.

 

 

 

A Special Request from Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith Asks: Please Help Me...If You Can

Daniel’s three years of being in SeaTac Federal Detention Center is finally coming to an end. He earned early release because of his superb behavior. So on July 2nd Daniel will exit the Prison and enter a Halfway House in Spokane for five (5) weeks. He’ll be able to have visits with his family.

In mid-August he’ll be sent home wearing an ankle monitor. For five (5) months he’ll have a set curfew while enjoying some free movement around Spokane.

We all had hoped, wanted, dreamed and prayed for this release!    IT IS ONLY 21 DAYS FROM TODAY. FREEDOM!!!

This freedom creates an urgent need. Daniel needs help with the high cost of re-entry. A job to support his family, rent, insurances, transportation, health care, food, etc. Several of you folks made payments on his huge Court fine...but a chunk still remains of that for him to pay.

Will the Justice System help with his finances? The Justice Department says they designed programs to assist felons to re-enter society. But they were underfunded meaning that now zero grants are available in most states including Washington. Further the Department warns against seeking help from would-be-private groups...as scams abound.

So Daniel needs our help...now...more than ever before. And knowing how you folks have stepped up to the plate over & over again I’m more-than confident you’ll do so again. Your past sacrificial giving, continuous encouragement and earnest prayers deeply touched Daniel and were (and are) appreciated beyond expression. The caliber of your heart for caring and providing for this dedicated man is beyond measure!

Daniel requests two (2) things.

(1) Please consider a one-time boost in your giving so he can succeed in starting his life all over again. It is tough for a felon to make it on the outside, but this courageous, sacrificial man will not be denied. Believe it. He is a proven winner!!

(2) Please encourage family & friends to participate ~ a GoFundMe site has been started to help Daniel. Please share this link: http://gofundme.com/dad-deserves-a-fresh-new-start

Daniel’s Heartfelt message from Prison

Dear Friends & Family,

Just a quick note to let you know that finally, after three years, I am less than four weeks from walking out of prison! I'll be going to a halfway house first, for about five weeks, and then home-confinement for five months. I am through the moon, to say the least, trying now just to make the most of the time I have left to contemplate and consolidate all I've learned along the way. Its been an unforgettable journey of self-awakening that would not have been the same without your deeply touching support of myself and family along the way. I'll write again as I get closer to the door, but in the meantime, I just wanted to stop ... and thank each and every one of you with this little song: "How Sweet It Is" -- as performed by Julia Stone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUGIUbdJkKk

With all my Love,
Daniel


Please look at a powerful new Stand By Daniel video: https://vimeo.com/273235005/f9e92a74bc

From a special supporter, "Ask your readers to exercise their positive power of intention in Daniel’s favour. It can and does work."

For Those Who Can Help

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....(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 not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account  ~ 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 Gratitude & Thankfulness
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

 

Daniel Smith | May Update


May 21, 2018

The Supremes Have Daniel’s Final Appeal

Daniel’s Lawyer, who has been rejected in every effort to get Daniel’s conviction overturned, sent the final appeal May 4th. It was electronically submitted to the highest court in America: The Supreme Court. The frantic, endless and exhausting work is now done. It is now in a wait-and-see status as the Supremes receive around 8,000 petitions annually...but only consider about 80.

Questions From Supporters

"Why keep trying? The odds are stacked against Daniel."
If you were innocent and yet convicted wouldn’t you almost rather die than give up?

"Since Daniel is likely going to a halfway house this Summer won’t that make his efforts moot?"
It is just the opposite: would you rather face 4 more years of penal monitoring and forever bearing the moniker Felon...or have the guilty verdict thrown out?

"Should I keep hoping and praying about this final appeal?"
Ponder: Years back ~ a town in Oregon state elected its mayor by a whopping difference of one vote. One vote elected a mayor. Your one prayer has crucial value: "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results." (TLB)

Daniel’s Heartfelt message from Prison

Dear Friends & Family,

This month will mark three years in prison. Being only 48 years old, that's still only a small percentage of my life, and I'm grateful for all of it! I marvel at the whole journey.

I'll never forget three years ago -- almost to the day, on the eve of trial -- I received a call from my federal defender who said the government was offering a last minute "plea deal". They said if I would plead "guilty" to two counts of "felony misbranding" they would drop all other charges. However, they couldn't give me any idea what my sentence would look like or when I would have to begin serving it. I immediately saw two problems with this:

The first problem was I couldn't imagine telling a lie just to guarantee a lesser sentence. I knew this was a defining moment. Not only had I not "misbranded" MMS, I certainly hadn't done so with intent to defraud or mislead, and I wasn't about to stand up and swear I had, even if it meant less time in the pokey. What is a little more freedom if I have to live the rest of my life with a lie? The idea of being strong-armed to make the Government's job easier coupled with the tactics used to extort lesser pleas from my friends and family made me all the more resolved.

But the biggest problem was my daughter, Sabrielle, who was turning 11 that week -- the week of trial. I had already acquired, as a surprise, backstage tickets to a sold-out show of her favorite artist, Lindsey Stirling. I feared it might be our last Dad/Daughter Date Night in awhile and I couldn't bear to miss it. I subsequently rejected the Government's offer.

That weekend, after the prosecutor rested his case, after my federal defender rested without presenting a defense solely "for lack of preparation", after I was refused an opportunity to present my own defense in his stead, after the jury was sent home for the weekend before making its decision, I just put everything out of my mind and took my daughter to dinner and a concert.

I'll never forget it. She wore a brand new dress she and her mother had picked out that week for the occasion. It was a shimmering silvery-blue dress with blue sparkles that matched her eyes. I'll never forget how she lit up when she realized who everyone was standing in line to see that night. She had no idea Lindsey was even in town and hadn't bothered to look at the reader board when we parked.

We hurried past the line, showed our passes and disappeared backstage where we got our picture taken with Lindsey and sat for a private unplugged session. Lindsey did a Q&A with the few of us there. It was inspiring, but I'll never forget the concert... how Sabby leaned forward on the edge of her seat the whole night, her eyes as wide as saucers, just taking it all in, the whole stage on fire as Lindsey danced across it playing her violin. It was unforgettable pure magic.

I don't regret my decision for a minute. Had I "pled guilty" we would not likely have shared this memory and I would've gone to prison anyway in exchange for a lie.

This Monday, the 21st of May, Sabby turns 14. I can't wait to see her when I finally walk out the door. She's three years older now and becoming quite the young lady. This week she traveled across the state with her classmates to sit for opening arguments in a case pertaining to charter schools before the Washington State Supreme Court.

I think for this month, I'll dedicate, to all of you, Sabby's favorite Lindsey Stirling song: "Elements":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEDxTbwr6ic

 Also, for those who enjoy Circque shows with silk routines, here is a video of our "younger" Sabby "On the Silks" in 2013:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1B6CK_c4hs

Our petition for review by the U.S. Supreme Court was submitted on May 4, 2018. I'm told the Court grants review of less than 1% of the petitions it receives. Please send your prayers and good vibes. For now, we wait.

In closing, thank you from the depths of my heart for your continued love and support of my family.

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!

Daniel


How Dad Views Daniel

Today Daniel has been in custody for 5 full years. Two (2) years house arrest before his trial and three (3) years in a Federal Prison following his conviction. Thus this caring, compassionate and giving man, whom we all know was innocent and whose purpose in life was to help others, was quarantined by the "Justice" System. But...finally... a change is on the horizon!!

Summer 2018 is almost here and there’s a light ahead in the tunnel. The light is not an incoming train ~ it is Freedom!

If the Justice System keeps its word ~ my Son is to be released to a halfway house near his home in Spokane ~ sometime in July and shortly thereafter to his family home. This brings great joy, sad memories and colossal needs.

Great Joy: I am ecstatic that he will breathe fresh air every day, squeeze his beloved wife and daughter, visit family and friends, and maybe stop at a Starbucks on the way to another concert with his daughter.

Sad Memories: I’ve never been a grudge carrier so I can only be disappointed that the Federal Prosecutor wanted to crucify Daniel...sending him to life in prison. Even worse was when Daniel’s attorney stood and said, "Your honor my client is furious but I have decided to not put on a defense."

Her honor smiled and said, "Bring in the jury." I’ll never forget how Daniel stood and pled with her to "allow me to present my defense...I have people ready to testify...sitting here." Brusquely she thundered, "Denied." Daniel then requested he be returned to home custody until his appeal (filed that very day) was heard by the 9th Circuit Appelate Court. Her response was even faster: "Denied."

So, instead of sending him to home confinement, where he had spent the two (2) prior years, she had deputies immediately remove and cast him into the Courthouse jail. In her lightning hurry she denied each of us from hugging him goodbye. So, unable to even glance our way, he was rushed out of the courtroom ~ having been deprived of true justice and his Constitutional right to defend himself.

Five (5) months later, it was disheartening to watch what the Judge did, at his sentencing hearing. I handed her a 5,000-signature petition in which worldwide supporters begged her to not sentence Daniel to prison. She opened the bound petition and read only one comment and then slammed it shut...and immediately sentenced Daniel. Unbelievable! She ignored more than 5,000 supporters.

Yes, these memories are very sad to me. Yet I know my Lord used Daniel to help scores of Inmates, kept his heart optimistic...if not even cheerful and employed you supporters to place a canopy of love and care over him.

Colossal Needs: Sometime in July when Daniel transitions to Spokane he’ll face a herculean task that most of us would stress over if in his shoes. "I’m a felon now. Who will employ me? How do I earn a living to support my family, finish paying the balance of the large Court fine, walk a strictly straight and narrow path to please the probation officer...for four (4) full years, and somehow help others as they so desperately need someone to do?" Doesn’t it seem to you that for Daniel this will be like starting life all over again?

I’ve never overstated the financial help Daniel’s ordeal has required. But with this albatross of obligations ~ help is sorely needed now. After all, he and his family’s needs will continue while he remains in prison. Then when he is released it may take days, weeks and more likely tough months before he can adequately support his family. I firmly believe that we’ll all gather together to support him through this rebuilding time.

And for those who 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) ~ ~ 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 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.

Future Daniel Updates: I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly (health allowing)  knowing you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed. Surprise ahead. Daniel doesn't know yet but in September Daniel & Dad have tickets for a concert. Not just a concert but an incredible concert. Finally we can sit together again...the first time in over half a decade ~ and feast our souls as a gospel icon: David Phelps enthralls the audience. Here’s a link to get a taste of what we’re anticipating:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gGa1w_bnvM
(More than 1,999,219 have viewed this song. PS: tickets are still available! :)

Well its time to thank you for listening to an old man’s remembrances but before I stop let me humbly thank the Lord and express: I will ever admire and love my devout Son as I am positive " ...all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans." (Rom. 8:28, TLB)

With Gracious Thankfulness

Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

 

  

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