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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:28 PM

 

Activist Protests By Harvesting Cannabis Inside Giant Cage In Front Of White House

Source: Hemp Beach TV....

David Bronner, the CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, began a demonstration Monday inside a large steel cage in front of the White House to protest federal policy that bans U.S. farmers from cultivating industrial hemp. “The industrial hemp plants I am harvesting and processing into oil cannot produce a high of any kind, but according to the Obama Administration I’m in possession of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana,” Bronner said in a press release. Even though the hemp plants contain no drug value, industrial hemp is illegal to cultivate in the United States. Bronner is protesting the administration’s conflation of the recreational drug with a plant that has multiple industrial uses. For instance, the oil pressed from hemp seed contains high amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid. Bronner plans to stay in front of the White House until he finishes harvesting the hemp seed from the plants and pressing the oil, which he hopes to serve on hemp bread to the public. Bronner is enclosed with the plants and equipment in a locked, steel bar cage to prevent interruption by police until the entire harvesting and pressing process is complete. But as of 10:05 am EST, a police officer threatened to cut off the lock and arrest Bronner from inside. The same officer has also threatened to charge Bronner with multiple felonies should one of the officers injure themselves while attempting to break into the cage.

Read more: http://hempbeach.com/activist-protests-by-harvesting-cannabis-inside-giant-cage-in-front-of-white-house/



Good luck on seeing a mainstream source for this. I say right on, I just wish there were a million people standing with him. Regardless his products are great.

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Reply Activist Protests By Harvesting Cannabis Inside Giant Cage In Front Of White House (Original post)
Bennyboy Jun 2012 OP
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #1
Comrade_McKenzie Jun 2012 #2
slackmaster Jun 2012 #3
patrice Jun 2012 #4
Dont call me Shirley Jun 2012 #5
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #8
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #6
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2012 #7
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #9
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #10
Gregorian Jun 2012 #11
think Jun 2012 #12
roody Jun 2012 #27
think Jun 2012 #28
roody Jun 2012 #31
think Jun 2012 #32
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #13
think Jun 2012 #15
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #18
JohnyCanuck Jun 2012 #26
CanSocDem Jun 2012 #30
Blanks Jun 2012 #14
RKP5637 Jun 2012 #17
Occulus Jun 2012 #22
felix_numinous Jun 2012 #16
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #19
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #20
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #21
Blanks Jun 2012 #23
freshwest Jun 2012 #24
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #25
YankeyMCC Jun 2012 #29
fujiyama Jun 2012 #33
SHRED Jun 2012 #34
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #35
RainDog Jun 2012 #36
Bennyboy Jun 2012 #37

Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:29 PM

1. UPDATE,

 

Firefighters were called in to cut through the metal bars. Bronner was arrested shortly thereafter.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:31 PM

2. That's awesome. nt

 

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. ANCIENT BIBLICAL NATURAL CONTRACEPTIVE - GRATED LEMON PEEL

 

DILUTE! DILUTE! OK.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:35 PM

4. Kick.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:35 PM

5. It's time to eradicate that old worn out illegal law created by the timber and oil industries.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:37 PM

8. Exactly! The entire thing had nothing to do with highs, it was

industrial shenanigans to rid the market of hemp competition.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:35 PM

6. This is such a stupid place in so many ways ... n/t

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. The Obama administration could allow hemp to be grown here. But it won't.

Thus the protest.

Banning hemp is the single most idiotic thing about the drug war, and that's saying something. The DEA refuses to acknowledge any difference between hemp and recreational marijuana, just as it refuses to recognize medical marijuana.

The DEA is under the Department of Justice, whose head, AG Holder, serves at the pleasure of the president. The buck stops there.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:40 PM

9. And tons of money are made off of these shenanigans. Imagine the drop in DEA funding

and corporate prisons if they couldn't arrest people for nothing. America loves making laws to increase crime, it's very profitable all the way around in USA, Inc.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:53 PM

10. HEMP can save America (and the world)

 

http://www.rense.com/general49/could.htm

HEMP FACTS

1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.

3) Hemp Seed is far more nutritious than even soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is 35% dietary fiber. Hemp seed is not psychoactive and cannot be used as a drug. See TestPledge.com

4) The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers which are among the Earth's longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose; the cellulose and hemi-cellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds. Hemp stalk is not psychoactive. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber.

LOTS MORE AT LINK

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:00 PM

11. He was interviewed on a London radio station a couple of months ago. He's a great guy.

And so was his grandfather. What isn't great is the garbage this country is accepting as normal.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:02 PM

12. Hemp is illegal because it is damaging to society and the environment

Last edited Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:22 AM - Edit history (1)



(sarcasm thingy added for clarity)

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Response to think (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 01:06 AM

27. Is this a joke?

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Response to roody (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:18 AM

28. Yes, it was a poor attempt at sarcasm

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Response to think (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:40 AM

31. You never know around here.

We are a favorite of right wingers.

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Response to roody (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:35 PM

32. Sorry :) I should have used the sarcasm tag as you are correct that a winger

might say something that ridiculous.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:08 PM

13. Problems we have now that could be SOLVED BY HEMP!

 

pesticide pollution: Hemp, with few insect enemies, requires far less pesticides.

WATER: here in CA that is certainly a big problem. Cotton Farmers drain the watersheds from Oregon to CA to supply the water that they need to grow, and produce cotton. HEMP uses 1/3 in the growing process and uses less than 1/10th in post production.

Clear cutting: No more cutting the forests for paper and wood products production.

JOBS: right here in the USA. I worked in the wood fibre industry and the very same machines, now shuttered, can be used to produce hemp products. Not to mention the growing of hemp itself.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:28 PM

15. +1

Sorry for joking around a bit. As to why Obama and the Dems are total wussies when it comes to hemp I have no clue other than fear of retribution by the voting public and angry repugs.

I guess once the Repubs claim the issue then Obama will compromise and go along with it?

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Response to think (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:40 PM

18. That, IMO, has been a problem with this administration all along, afraid to

stand the ground on issues with the angry repugs. So compromise is invoked and the ground slides out from under the democrats again and further rightward.

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Response to think (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:40 PM

26. Fear of retribution by the voting public, or........

fear of retribution by our corporate overlords and election financiers? They will not be happy with any politicians setting in motion the widespread growing of hemp which would naturally lead to a significant increase in hemp products on the market to compete with the product lines traditionally supplied by corporations.

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Response to JohnyCanuck (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:02 AM

30. This is true, sadly...



However, the corporate overlords have convinced the North American public that it's only a matter of political choice between the two bought and paid for political parties. Tossing control from one to the other while they create the environment that best serves their own interests and maintains profit taking over serving the public interest.

When America wakes up and realizes that their lives are controlled, not by pseudo liberal government policy, but by free-market industrialism, they will have more productive and satisfying lives.

Neither Democrats or Republicans will ring this bell....

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:10 PM

14. Wasn't the constitution written on hemp.

... And the declaration of independence etc.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:37 PM

17. Probably they were. n/t

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Response to Blanks (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:38 PM

22. Parchment.

http://www.usconstitution.net/constfaq_a8.html

Q145. "What kind of paper was the Constitution written on?"

A. Urban legend is that the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights were written on hemp paper, hemp being the industrial name for the fiber of the marijuana plant. For some reason, this "fact" is touted by those who seek to legalize marijuana for recreational use. First, it is not clear why the use of hemp as a fiber should mean it should be legalized for recreational use. Second, the "fact" is not a fact.

The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are currently housed in the National Archives. All three are written on parchment, not hemp paper. Parchment is treated animal skin, typically sheepskin. The Declaration was inked with iron gall ink. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory was commissioned to create a system to monitor the physical status of all three. The Charters of Freedom Monitoring System took digital photos of each sheet of parchment in 1987, each document divided into one-inch squares. Over time, the photos are retaken and compared to the original to look for signs of deterioration. Before the charters were recently reencased for display, a small tear in the Declaration was repaired by adding Japanese paper to the gap. This is the only paper in any of the documents. It is, then, inaccurate to say that any of these documents was written on hemp.

It is likely, however, that drafts of the documents were written on paper made from hemp. In that period, most paper was made from hemp or flax and a mixture of recycled rags and cloth.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:29 PM

16. Nice try.

And high five for using a cage in an attempt to keep the crazy OUT. Sheer poetry.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:16 PM

19. Some video:

 

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:21 PM

20. Ridiculous.

 

Watch that. Wow.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:26 PM

21. HEMP and Ecology:

 

ECOLOGY FACTS

* Hemp growers can not hide marijuana plants in their fields. Marijuana is grown widely spaced to maximize leaves. Hemp is grown in tightly-spaced rows to maximize stalk and is usually harvested before it goes to seed.

*Hemp can be made into fine quality paper. The long fibers in hemp allow such paper to be recycled several times more than wood-based paper.

*Because of its low lignin content, hemp can be pulped using less chemicals than with wood. Its natural brightness can obviate the need to use chlorine bleach, which means no extremely toxic dioxin being dumped into streams. A kinder and gentler chemistry using hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine dixoide is possible with hemp fibers.

*Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.

*Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.

*Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.

*Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 08:35 PM

23. Biden needs to say on a talk show that he doesn't have

a problem with legalizing hemp....

The next thing you know Obama will say his opinion is 'evolving.' Then he'll anounce he's for it.

Obama's popularity rises and all manner of illegal crops will be on the road to legalization.

Isn't that how this works?

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:38 PM

24. Whoopee! I stumbled on this last night about Hemp:

Hemp for Victory - Entire Film - US Government asks farmers to grow it



Here's the video description:


Produced by the US Government in 1942...Interesting to learn that Dupont Chemical funded the anti- hemp / marijuana effort. This is because they had patents on new synthetic fibers and Hemp had a new machine that would put them out of business if hemp were to be used for clothes. Dupont also sold - and still does many of the chemicals to wood pulp producers... so we continue to cut down forests... when Hemp could save millions of trees, be used as an alternative bio fuel and the US could easily grow enough hemp to eliminate the need for oil... so Big oil does not want hemp legal either. Neither do the drug companies... they can't patent it. They would rather keep selling you their drugs. By keeping it illegal the lawyers, courts etc... also make a buck. You can only get high from the female flower - nobody has ever died from smoking a joint. Of course the alcohol and tobacco companies would prefer to keep their monopoly as well. So we have all the BIG Corporate players... against legalizing it. Yet if it were legalized - we would solve many issues and have a multi billion dollar hemp economy as it can be used for 1000's of products. A few other good films to watch are run from the cure & hemp conspiracy - Google it!


Put that in your pipe and smoke it?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:11 PM

25. Growing HEMP is PATRIOTIC!

 

Yesssiree.........

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

29. I love the idea

of putting yourself in a cage thus taking away the authorities ability to put you in a cage...to bad 'they' had the means to get through any cage a protester is likely to have.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

33. I just don't understand the administration's stance on marijuana in general

It's incredibly stupid. I am certain at this point that a large majority, at the least favor medical marijuana NATIONALLY, as well as decriminalization. Any person that isn't completely isolated from the rest of society over the past twenty years has at least one friend that smokes fairly regularly. It's effects are much less toxic than alcohol, which is responsible for thousands of traffic deaths, not to mention other destructive behavior, and much less addictive than nicotine.

Decriminalize it, tax it, regulate it. At this point, I think it's just plain inertia and some weird stubbornness that isn't shifting politicians' attitudes on this. There's great potential for businesses and entrepreneurs all over to make money over hemp and marijuana. This isn't even taking into regard revenue from taxes.

While this wouldn't "save the economy" as some claim, I just do not see the downside to legalization.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:18 AM

34. Pages of Bibles...


...and cigarette papers...HEMP!


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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

35. Hemp is not a drug: Bronner's sister....

 

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:33 PM

37. HEMP versus Cotton (Chart)

 

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