Kubby Update - Where To Call/Message From Michele Kubby

Could Die

Michele Kubby sent the following note to the Kubby email list at
shortly after midnight Saturday. You may sign up for the
Kubby-Announce list at http://www.kubby.org/00-subscribe.html

Please call the jail nurse at 530-745-8500 and request that Steve be
provided with immediate medical attention. Your calls are important!
For more on the jail see http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/

Please also see Alert: Steve Kubby Is in the Placer County Jail

Unfortunately the other offices listed in the alert are closed on
Sunday so there will be nobody to talk to before Monday morning.

Twice before when Steve was jailed your phone calls and messages
saved his life.

Thanks for your effort and support.

It's not what others do -- It's what YOU do

Richard Lake

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Unfortunately I missed Steve's call today because of an
interview. No problem, Steve called our Auburn contacts and
described the circumstances of his day.

It seems that Placer has moved him from the infirmary to solitary
confinement. He has a cell all to himself and he was
freezing. Again they are ignoring his pleas for a blanket and have
left him to shiver and chatter in a cold cell. Remember, this is in
the foothills of the Western Sierra. It is very cold and the cold is
a damp cold. I'm afraid he will be looking at getting pneumonia soon
if he is not warmed up.

This is exactly the cruel and inhumane treatment I described to
Canadian officials, that would happen if Steve were returned to the
US. I also told them repeatedly that Steve would be immediately
arrested upon his arrival at SFO, which is exactly what happened. Of
course the Canadian government officials that judged our case
responded to my pleas for protection from this grim future by turning
a blind eye, ignoring evidence, and refusing to do the right thing
when they could. They cannot see what they have done, for to do so
would have to mean that they were wrong and have made a terrible life
threatening mistake.

This, of course, is exactly the position that Placer is in. To admit
that they are wrong about the life saving properties of cannabis is
impossible. Better to test this theory out and see if it can really
save a life.

Steve always liked to give us good news. So, the good news about
today is that the Marinol is helping to control the rectal bleeding
he was experiencing as well as the blood pressure. Of course Marinol
does not contain the catacholimes present in the whole plant, and
these have been shown by Dr. Guzman of Spain to have the properties
of inhibiting a protein necessary for blood vessel development, which
results in the cancer tissue being denied nutrients as well as
teaching cancer cells to die.

With Marinol, Steve is only partly protected. Because Marinol uses
only the THC active portion of the cannabis plant, his tumors are now
free to grow again. This type of tumor is particularly apt to grow
into the spinal cord, brain and organs.

Now, the bad news is that Placer has not taken his blood pressure
since he arrived yesterday. Steve must be on a constant monitor in
order to gauge the severity of his medical condition. At any time,
his blood pressure can skyrocket. Being freezing cold stresses the
body which releases more chemicals which worsens the danger.

This is a game of chicken and Steve doesn't have much of a
chance. He has been stripped of all rights, including his right to
the special diet he needs. Steve can have a blood pressure attack
from eating a bar of chocolate or eating foods with MSG in them. In
addition, most low quality meats, like those served in jails, are
full of steroids, which are basically food for Steve's tumor to eat
and then make even more adrenaline chemicals to rack his
body. Unless he can eat his very limited diet of tofu, dill, garlic,
and hemp oil salad, plus his oatmeal cookies, he is going stimulate
the tumor even more to produce adrenaline chemicals.

A human's right to care for his or her body as he or she choses,
should be recognized by governments. What we put into our bodies to
heal us and keep us balanced or relieve our pain, is our
right. Especially if that person is suffering from a serious and
rare type of cancer.

This all brings me to the most disturbing news of the day: Steve
asked our friend to relay that Placer deputies have forced/
intimidated him into signing a waiver which states that Steve
absolves Placer County of any responsibility if he dies in their
care, because he has refused to take conventional, alpha and beta
blocker blood pressure medication.

The problem with this medication, is that it only protects Steve from
a certain level of blood pressure attacks. If Steve's body decides
to raise his blood pressure over the protection of the alpha and beta
blockers, then it will be like Mt. Vesuvius erupting and unless he is
in a hospital with access to an IV drip, he will not get the blood
pressure medication he would need to control the life threatening
blood pressures wreaking his body.

Placer County is playing with fire. I pray that they educate
themselves on what happens when fire gets out of control.

Michele Kubby

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