Industrial Hemp Production The Revolution America Needs to Prosper

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  1. poncho

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    By Devvy Kidd

    It seems all we hear is more begging for Congress to create jobs. There is no authority for Congress to create jobs other than those critically essential to support the military, the courts, congressional overhead and in areas specifically enumerated under Art. 1, Sec. 8 in a supporting role. As we can all see over the decades, pork spending creates nothing but more debt. Stealing from all of us, not to create jobs, but give the illusion the voter sanctioned criminal syndicate out in Washington, DC, is "doing something."

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Outlaw Congress, one after another for decades, have done nothing but kill MILLIONS of jobs through destructive, unconstitutional trade treaties and agencies handing down more and more draconian regulations thereby choking private industry to death. That means your representatives and mine are part of the problem.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The solutions to many of our economic problems have been ignored for years by these crooks in Congress, and yes, I even mean the "conservatives" like Speaker John Boehner, Eric Cantor and others. With a split body, the Republicans can only do so much as far as legislation, but since long time incumbents have ignored the real solutions for decades, it has to be the states of the Union fighting back.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Want to create jobs, lower our dependence on foreign oil and clean up the environment? How about hemp? I'm not talking about growing hemp to smoke (marijuana). I am against legalizing "pot"; a position that gets me in trouble with libertarians who believe all drugs should be legal. The exception is it should be available for cancer patients who say it relieves the unbearable pain; they should not be denied relief.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Do you know that:[/FONT]

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    Introduction

    Did you know, it is estimated that hemp has approximately 25,000 uses? From food, paint and fuel to clothing and construction materials, hemp is used. There are even hemp fibres in your Red RoseĀ® and LiptonĀ® tea bags. And several cars made today contain hemp.


    The oldest relic of human industry is a piece of hemp fabric (canvas) found in ancient Mesopotamia dating back to approximately 8000 B.C. The oldest surviving piece of paper was made over 2000 years ago in China and was also made from hemp fibre. In 2500 B.C. the pharaohs used hemp in the construction of the great pyramids.


    Hemp was so important in England in the 16th century that King Henry VIII passed a law in 1553 which fined farmers who failed to grow at least one quarter acre of hemp for every 60 acres of arable land they owned. There was even a time in history for over 200 years when you could pay your taxes in America with hemp. In 1850 there were more than 8,300 hemp farms in the United States.


    Every 3.6 seconds someone in the world dies of hunger. Hemp seeds are the most nutritious and economical solution to end world hunger. With an 80 percent concentration of "good fats" our bodies need for good health maintenance and protein with all eight amino acids plus optimum dietary fibre, hemp truly is a "perfect balance" food source.

    The first diesel engine was designed to run on vegetable oils, one of which was hemp oil. In the 1930s Henry Ford produced an automobile composed of 70 percent hemp plastic which also ran on hemp based fuel and oil. In 2001 the "Hempcar" circled the North American continent powered by hemp oil.


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    Does it cure balness too?
     
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    Am I to presume that the OP wants the government, not the market place, to pick an industrial winner?

    No thanks.
     
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    The government just needs to repeal the laws making it illegal. The free market would handle the rest. :thumbsup:
     
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    We've been robbed of a wonderful natural resource because a handful of rich men want to protect their profits. How is that right?
     
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    Bumperdoodle . . .
     
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    Are you talking about drug lords?
     
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    No, I'm talking about the huge financial, environmental and health benefits God made available to us that has been outlawed only to protect the profits of a handful of rich destructive men.

    What are you talking about?
     
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    I am asking if the rich destructive men that you are talking about that want their profits protected are the druglords.
     
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    You tell me are the DuPonts druglords? Hint, the answer is hidden the articles.
     
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    So you want to have a discussion about a topic that is hidden in laborously wordy articles?

    Why don't you just come out with it?

    Then you won't have to "bumperdoodle" your threads so much. :laugh:
     
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    Conspiracy theories do not lend themselves to rational, coherent explanations. It's hard to give the Reader's Digest version. Instead you're directed to read troublesome theses containing ponderous prose filled with presumptuous premises that use lumbering logic to overcome the opposition's objections to fallacious falderal.
     
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    You don't want to have a discussion on this topic that's pretty obvious Targus. Now why don't you either read the two articles and get some background information so you'll at least know what you're arguing against before you make a bigger fool of yourself than you already have.

    Or run along to another thread where you won't have to use up any brain power to join the discussion.

    This is pretty simple really folks. God gave us a plant that has 25,000 uses that could put thousands of people back to work making products from food to plastics but a few rich men have made it illegal for their own gain and to protect their profits from oil and chemicals.

    Now Targus would love to argue the "drug" side of it. But there isn't one. Hemp isn't a drug. InTheDark being InTheDark want's people to think it's a crazy hard to understand "conspiracy theory". It's not. It's a simple conspiracy fact. Complete with historical documentation. Neither one knows that because well, they're just to darn lazy to read a couple pages of print to become informed.

    These two yahoos don't want you to read the articles either because then we might be able to have a real discusssion about the amazing possibilities of hemp production and what it could mean for us all. And they don't like that at all. They'd rather people remain as ignorant as they are so they can go on having what they believe to be "intelligent" discussions strickly limited to within the boudaries the big corporations that benefit from the outlawing of hemp procution have set for them through their control of the mass media.

    Warning! Clicking on the link above may result in having to put forth some effort and require you to think.


    Targus, InTheDark, people like you are quickly becoming part of the past. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Instead of assigning lengthy reading homework perhaps you could tell us what the point of discussion is first.

    Why just post a link?

    How about posting a topic too?
     
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    Tell ya what Targus I'll try to find this information in an audio form so you won't have to strain yourself to read two pages of text. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for doing my bumperdoodle for me btw. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    No problem, but it was probably done in vain anyway.

    No one ever seems to be interested in your OP topics.

    Ever wonder why that is?
     
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    The grow-light industry might need a bailout.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    No I know why that is Targus. Most folks here don't have what it takes to enter into honest discussions with a guy like me. They lack two things.

    Knowledge and courage. Like I said, You don't want to have a discussion about something that could be a great benefit to this country. It's obvious to me you lack the courage to gain the small amount of knowledge it would take to engage in a discussion of this topic. I know, it's safer and easier to be glib.

    So, my only question is if you don't want to learn about or discuss industrial hemp production then why are you even here?

    Maybe you're just getting bored with all the phoney baloney rightie vs leftie stuff everyone else posts in their threads. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    You could have saved yourself a lot of typing by just doing your usual "bumperdoodle" thing. :laugh:

    BTW - visions of grandeur? :laugh:
     
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    Y'all are all making light of this (no pun intended) but here's the thing; for rural agricultural areas like the one I live in, growing hemp would be HUGE. I live in the middle of tobacco country, and we got slammed. Many towns and counties in my region (southern VA) are dying. Hemp would provide us with a crop that is proven here. (The community of Volens in the county that I live in once won the dubious distinction of being voted the "highest" producer of pot in the nation.) My county is largely inhabited by farmers, and those farmers are losing everything because tobacco is all that really grows here.

    That being said, hemp (not grown for illegal purposes) is very useful. I've bought clothing made from hemp (just to be on the safe side, I didn't put those clothes in the dryer :thumbs: ) and I found them to be more sturdy, if somewhat less soft, than cotton.

    (I didn't read all the stuff about it, btw. I have a cruddy antique MAC with a sad old dial up connection. I can't be clicking on all these crazy links.)
     

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