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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 02:39 PM
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8. I don't know, & living in a 140 year old house across from a cemetary...


I wouldn't be able to tell where the ghosts came from, if they were....

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  -I recently came across some Handspun Antique Hemp Nightgowns - I now know why Pot is illegal debbierlus  Oct-27-07 02:31 PM   #0 
  - Very interesting  tmfun   Oct-27-07 02:34 PM   #1 
  - I don't have any photos right now, but I will get on it  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:36 PM   #4 
  - Space material!  comtec   Oct-29-07 07:02 AM   #188 
  - It's a mystery why growing industrial hemp is banned in this country.  Vinca   Oct-27-07 02:35 PM   #2 
  - They don't care about people getting high, anyway  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:38 PM   #7 
  - So being it's made from an illegal plant can they arrest you and  FREEWILL56   Oct-27-07 06:16 PM   #61 
     - Thankfully, no.  crikkett   Oct-27-07 07:07 PM   #81 
     - NO - hemp made products are allowed in the US...  axollot   Oct-27-07 11:06 PM   #118 
     - I have a couple of shirts made from hemp.  IMModerate   Oct-28-07 08:43 AM   #142 
  - It's because you cannot patent a plant  Greeby   Oct-27-07 02:44 PM   #12 
  - Monsanto has a lot of grains patented now.  havocmom   Oct-27-07 05:17 PM   #48 
     - That in and of itself is a crime against humanity, how can anyone be allowed to patent a seed?  whistle   Oct-28-07 07:12 AM   #136 
     - Agribusiness story ifrom Iraq ...  flashl   Oct-28-07 09:18 AM   #148 
  - it's not a mystery - Ford & the new oil barons stopped it  donsu   Oct-28-07 09:35 AM   #151 
     - Also, Hearst had something to do with it!  Duval   Oct-28-07 10:27 AM   #156 
        - yes, true  donsu   Oct-28-07 11:26 AM   #160 
  - Hemp hemp hooray!!!  citizen_jane   Oct-27-07 02:36 PM   #3 
  - Give me a HIGH 5.  FREEWILL56   Oct-27-07 06:11 PM   #58 
  - I've always pictured the canvass- like hemp fabrics I've seen  hlthe2b   Oct-27-07 02:36 PM   #5 
  - They aren't quite as soft as cotton, but they aren't stiff at all  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:42 PM   #11 
  - cool... I'll look for it  hlthe2b   Oct-27-07 02:46 PM   #13 
  - Fabric softness of plant fibers  venuspluto   Oct-28-07 10:08 AM   #153 
     - Welcome to DU!  eppur_se_muova   Oct-28-07 02:59 PM   #176 
  - Hemp fabrics are wonderful.  silverweb   Oct-27-07 02:56 PM   #19 
     - Thanks for the links, silverweb, and your comments.  Judi Lynn   Oct-27-07 04:41 PM   #39 
     - You're welcome!  silverweb   Oct-27-07 07:03 PM   #76 
     - Thanks for those links!  kimmylavin   Oct-27-07 04:44 PM   #42 
     - You're very welcome!  silverweb   Oct-27-07 07:04 PM   #78 
     - Thanks for the links!!!!  wovenpaint   Oct-27-07 07:39 PM   #85 
     - You're most welcome.  silverweb   Oct-27-07 09:34 PM   #105 
     - thanks  shanti   Oct-27-07 11:12 PM   #120 
     - You sure are lucky.  silverweb   Oct-27-07 11:47 PM   #127 
     - Thanks for these links  venuspluto   Oct-28-07 10:20 AM   #155 
  - Are they haunted?  smoogatz   Oct-27-07 02:37 PM   #6 
  - I don't know, & living in a 140 year old house across from a cemetary...  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 02:39 PM   #8 
     - Wow.  smoogatz   Oct-27-07 02:40 PM   #10 
     - As an old house nut...  hootinholler   Oct-27-07 03:05 PM   #22 
        - Old houses  venuspluto   Oct-28-07 10:16 AM   #154 
  - that's exactly why they made it illegal - Dupont and Dow can hold much of the blame  mark414   Oct-27-07 02:40 PM   #9 
  - A really good history of that  dougolat   Oct-28-07 09:57 PM   #181 
  - Kicked and Recomended. I was just saying that in this thread.  Bonobo   Oct-27-07 02:47 PM   #14 
  - I hope you are  Mojorabbit   Oct-27-07 02:48 PM   #15 
  - We need to outlaw ALL campaign contributions and go to sensible public financing NOW. It'll end all  williesgirl   Oct-27-07 02:50 PM   #16 
  - Exactly right. K&R.  dickbearton   Oct-27-07 05:20 PM   #49 
  - You don't mean the free market do you?  tmfun   Oct-27-07 10:03 PM   #109 
  - We musn't forget the timber industry - they don't like hemp  spacelady   Oct-27-07 02:54 PM   #17 
  - Outlawing hemp is un-American  IDemo   Oct-27-07 02:56 PM   #18 
  - The Declaration of Independence was printed on hemp paper.  hobbit709   Oct-27-07 06:25 PM   #64 
  - I have a bunch of hemp shirts  sailor65   Oct-27-07 02:58 PM   #20 
  - Where do you get them?  silverweb   Oct-27-07 03:16 PM   #24 
     - Lately,  sailor65   Oct-27-07 04:04 PM   #34 
     - Fantastic!  silverweb   Oct-27-07 07:05 PM   #79 
        - I hope yours still has some  sailor65   Oct-27-07 09:13 PM   #101 
           - It'll be okay.  silverweb   Oct-27-07 09:23 PM   #103 
     - The operative words being "reasonably priced".  impeachdubya   Oct-27-07 04:41 PM   #38 
        - Thanks for the link!  silverweb   Oct-27-07 07:13 PM   #82 
  - Okay, everyone, I put up the images in the original post for those who were curious to see  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 03:03 PM   #21 
  - K&R One the most insightful posts I've ever read on DU.  Rosemary2205   Oct-27-07 03:13 PM   #23 
  - I am with you  The Straight Story   Oct-27-07 03:16 PM   #25 
  - That's very cool - thanks for the pics & info!  InvisibleTouch   Oct-27-07 03:17 PM   #26 
  - So, since hemp clothes last forever,this could threaten the garment industry?  rabies1   Oct-28-07 09:08 AM   #147 
     - Why, yes...  gtar100   Oct-28-07 01:12 PM   #173 
  - Great find!  SecularMotion   Oct-27-07 03:20 PM   #27 
  - Bingo!  MN Against Bush   Oct-27-07 03:24 PM   #28 
  - They are great!  Kajsa   Oct-27-07 03:25 PM   #29 
  - Those are beautiful. I've tried spinning hemp  Warpy   Oct-27-07 03:25 PM   #30 
  - Exactly!  NoGodsNoMasters   Oct-28-07 12:19 AM   #130 
  - Two technological developments sealed hemp's fate  venuspluto   Oct-28-07 12:25 PM   #167 
  - Great Post! FYI, Hemp WAS Originally Made Illegal Because of the WOOD PULP INDUSTRY  Beetwasher   Oct-27-07 03:28 PM   #31 
  - And the reason they said "marijuana" was to pull on racism  Chulanowa   Oct-27-07 07:40 PM   #86 
  - Hemp and Marijuana are NOT the same thing:  Lorien   Oct-27-07 07:55 PM   #88 
  - But They Were BOTH Made Illegal  Beetwasher   Oct-27-07 08:42 PM   #95 
     - Yes, I am quite aware of that  Lorien   Oct-27-07 09:07 PM   #98 
        - Sure I Did  Beetwasher   Oct-27-07 09:10 PM   #100 
  - William Randolph Hearst owned a lot of timber as well as his papers that  diane in sf   Oct-27-07 07:55 PM   #89 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Oct-27-07 03:34 PM   #32 
  - During WWII here  catmandu57   Oct-27-07 04:02 PM   #33 
     - same here where i live  madrchsod   Oct-27-07 05:02 PM   #45 
        - Thats it  catmandu57   Oct-28-07 10:33 AM   #157 
  - The first diesel engine was designed to run on hemp oil  downindixie   Oct-27-07 04:30 PM   #35 
  - Actually, I believe it was peanut oil ... but it was sure as hell BIOdiesel!  eppur_se_muova   Oct-27-07 09:48 PM   #106 
  - That's called "no repeat business" . . . on ALL fronts.  HughBeaumont   Oct-27-07 04:32 PM   #36 
  - Well, we could always blow things up when big bidness needs an influx  bluerum   Oct-27-07 05:09 PM   #47 
  - That's the Neo-Con Creed:  HughBeaumont   Oct-27-07 07:58 PM   #90 
  - It's "The Man in the White Suit" ... for REAL!  eppur_se_muova   Oct-27-07 10:02 PM   #108 
  - I've got some hemp shirts. They last FOREVER.  impeachdubya   Oct-27-07 04:39 PM   #37 
  - Sadly, it won't be.  HughBeaumont   Oct-27-07 04:45 PM   #43 
  - Great post!  Window   Oct-27-07 04:41 PM   #40 
  - I make soap with hemp oil...  Neecy   Oct-27-07 04:42 PM   #41 
  - Ooh, I'll bet that's great soap.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 06:50 PM   #71 
  - I make lotions with it!  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Oct-27-07 09:59 PM   #107 
  - So post a link! I think you could sell some here  tmfun   Oct-27-07 10:20 PM   #112 
     - okay...  Neecy   Oct-27-07 11:39 PM   #126 
  - Wow.  kimmylavin   Oct-27-07 04:49 PM   #44 
  - It is so incredible...of course, we must give hats off to the ladies  debbierlus   Oct-27-07 05:03 PM   #46 
     - Chances are, some men were involved.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 06:51 PM   #72 
  - Textiles, cloth, four times as much paper per acre, fuel oil, food source (seeds)...  Zhade   Oct-27-07 05:21 PM   #50 
  - The industries that work  Froward69   Oct-27-07 05:22 PM   #51 
  - Prison Industrial Complex.  tekisui   Oct-28-07 11:24 AM   #159 
  - Beautiful!  piesRsquare   Oct-27-07 05:25 PM   #52 
  - I don't believe that.  hfojvt   Oct-27-07 05:26 PM   #53 
  - "we mostly buy clothing to get the latest style, to get brighter colors"  Johnny Noshoes   Oct-28-07 07:51 AM   #138 
  - Hemp linen is great at shedding stains and dirt.  knitter4democracy   Oct-28-07 08:56 AM   #145 
  - Another source of Hemp fabric:  formercia   Oct-27-07 05:35 PM   #54 
  - Don't forget about paper.  Bright Eyes   Oct-27-07 05:35 PM   #55 
  - Randolph Hurst owned a paper mill and forestland. Hemp was a threat  alfredo   Oct-27-07 06:01 PM   #57 
  - Yep... the Constitution was written on Hemp paper.  Blue Belle   Oct-27-07 08:27 PM   #91 
     - So, instead of legalizing hemp we'll chop down all our forests.  CrispyQGirl   Oct-28-07 11:54 AM   #164 
        - pretty much....  Blue Belle   Oct-28-07 12:12 PM   #165 
  - Thanks  jimnkara   Oct-27-07 05:44 PM   #56 
  - Big Welcome to you, jimnkara! With the body of evidence and  spacelady   Oct-27-07 06:12 PM   #59 
     - Thank you  jimnkara   Oct-27-07 06:15 PM   #60 
        - I'm relatively new, too  venuspluto   Oct-28-07 12:32 PM   #169 
  - With all due respect  Tab   Oct-27-07 06:18 PM   #62 
  - Respectfully, it isn't the religions fundies...  SteveM   Oct-27-07 06:45 PM   #68 
     - They fear Pot more than the harder drugs because, though it isn't  patrice   Oct-28-07 12:39 AM   #132 
        - I bet if we told them  Tab   Oct-28-07 12:35 PM   #170 
           - I'll bet you're right about that!!  patrice   Oct-28-07 12:44 PM   #171 
  - Hemp versus cotton  Bennyboy   Oct-27-07 06:20 PM   #63 
  - What about water? Cotton is one of the world's biggest consumers of water.  eppur_se_muova   Oct-27-07 09:17 PM   #102 
  - gotta love the cotton lobby then.  pansypoo53219   Oct-27-07 10:27 PM   #113 
     - HEMP can save the world!  Bennyboy   Oct-27-07 10:39 PM   #114 
        - I would like to get hold of that 1948 PM article ...  eppur_se_muova   Oct-27-07 11:02 PM   #116 
           - Popular Mechanics article 1938  Bennyboy   Oct-28-07 07:58 AM   #140 
              - Thankee kindly! nt  eppur_se_muova   Oct-28-07 02:55 PM   #175 
  - Don't blame cotton for the way modern agriculture treats it  Tumbulu   Oct-28-07 12:19 AM   #129 
     - So close and yet so far.  TheMadMonk   Oct-28-07 05:11 AM   #133 
        - Not quite.  knitter4democracy   Oct-28-07 08:52 AM   #144 
  - Kicked and Recommended!! n/t  StephenB48   Oct-27-07 06:35 PM   #65 
  - Question on the stitching.  Opposite Reaction   Oct-27-07 06:37 PM   #66 
  - Not from that time period as far as I know from my research.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 06:53 PM   #73 
  - That's not "too uniform", it was just stitched by someone with good eyesight...  dicksteele   Oct-27-07 09:26 PM   #104 
     - Amazing. I can't imagine doing that by hand!  Opposite Reaction   Oct-27-07 10:15 PM   #111 
  - It looks a bit like linen....  femrap   Oct-27-07 06:37 PM   #67 
  - Flax and hemp can be very hard to tell apart.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 06:55 PM   #74 
     - Isn't Canada now allowed to grow  femrap   Oct-28-07 07:44 PM   #177 
        - They do. The hemp/wool blend yarn I like is Canadian.  knitter4democracy   Oct-28-07 09:08 PM   #179 
  - Hm. My education never ends. This was concept of a hemp dress:  Buzz Clik   Oct-27-07 06:46 PM   #69 
  - There's a reason why it was the first handspun fiber.  knitter4democracy   Oct-27-07 06:48 PM   #70 
  - And from what I've read, one of the largest sources of pollution immediately  defendandprotect   Oct-27-07 11:31 PM   #125 
     - Not true. They're still cleaning up the mess from dyes.  knitter4democracy   Oct-28-07 08:42 AM   #141 
  - That is fascinating!!  Sparkly   Oct-27-07 06:56 PM   #75 
  - Hemp For Victory!  gulfcoastliberal   Oct-27-07 07:04 PM   #77 
  - Great find.....  Bennyboy   Oct-28-07 07:54 AM   #139 
  - I eat hemp seeds everyday from the healthfood store.  rainy   Oct-27-07 07:05 PM   #80 
  - Why can't you grow hemp from these hemp seeds? Are they cooked? nt  eppur_se_muova   Oct-27-07 10:04 PM   #110 
     - Not cooked.  Greyskye   Oct-28-07 12:02 AM   #128 
        - hey, I wonder if that's true. The package says raw.  rainy   Oct-28-07 07:36 AM   #137 
           - Why is it they are afraid of the raw almonds? Too good as a cancer  glowing   Oct-28-07 09:34 AM   #150 
              - Here's the story. Raw almonds caused some problems for big corporate  rainy   Oct-28-07 11:26 AM   #161 
  - Wow. That's incredible.  Katherine Brengle   Oct-27-07 07:20 PM   #83 
  - Yep-thank you DuPont et al  wovenpaint   Oct-27-07 07:29 PM   #84 
  - good info here:  jhain   Oct-28-07 07:07 AM   #134 
  - hemp oil could also be used as an alternative fuel....many reasons to suppress this plant  spanone   Oct-27-07 07:42 PM   #87 
  - Thank you and share your story here also please  SHRED   Oct-27-07 08:29 PM   #92 
  - Good post  Oldenuff   Oct-27-07 08:34 PM   #93 
  - Yes. !!!!!!  troubleinwinter   Oct-27-07 08:38 PM   #94 
  - Industrial grown hemp is the enemy of "pot"  SHRED   Oct-27-07 08:50 PM   #96 
  - There's so much to learn about this almost perfect product  Catchawave   Oct-27-07 09:00 PM   #97 
  - Excellent point - that's why good smoking weed cannot be grown  spacelady   Oct-27-07 11:19 PM   #122 
  - absolutely. The plant you want for industial use  Capn Sunshine   Oct-27-07 11:30 PM   #124 
  - Wow. This has been a very educational "thread". Ha! Pun intended!  emmadoggy   Oct-27-07 09:10 PM   #99 
  - While the fabric may not change, the styles do.  Miss Chybil   Oct-27-07 10:42 PM   #115 
  - It's always been about the invention of the cotton gin!  axollot   Oct-27-07 11:05 PM   #117 
  - Can Hemp Impeach the bushies?  sellitman   Oct-27-07 11:11 PM   #119 
  - It's also good for the ozone layer --- !!! We can't have rayon either -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Oct-27-07 11:14 PM   #121 
  - Amazing!  cat_girl25   Oct-27-07 11:22 PM   #123 
  - If you like handspun antique hemp nightgowns you'll love  tuckessee   Oct-28-07 12:26 AM   #131 
  - That is amazing? I wonder if the cotton industry had anything to do  whistle   Oct-28-07 07:08 AM   #135 
  - It wasn't the cotton industry.  troubleinwinter   Oct-28-07 08:44 AM   #143 
     - Very interesting. I hadn't heard that important bit of history. This should be undone.  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-28-07 08:09 PM   #178 
  - that is beautiful!  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-28-07 08:57 AM   #146 
  - It's one of the many wonderful things 'they' have stolen from us....  NotGivingUp   Oct-28-07 09:23 AM   #149 
  - I've worn hemp jeans for years..they "breathe"..not hot in summer  Swagman   Oct-28-07 09:42 AM   #152 
  - I nominate this my favorite Post of the Year  Caretha   Oct-28-07 10:37 AM   #158 
  - I'll second that!  stubtoe   Oct-28-07 11:53 AM   #163 
  - Hey debbierlus, There Is Another Reason As Well...  WillyT   Oct-28-07 11:42 AM   #162 
  - In fact, the cultivars that are used for hemp don't make much if any THC  Nothing Without Hope   Oct-28-07 12:25 PM   #166 
  - It was once illegal not to grow hemp  IDemo   Oct-28-07 12:30 PM   #168 
  - I'm quite awe struck.  Gregorian   Oct-28-07 12:49 PM   #172 
  - Thanks for adding the pics  Yael   Oct-28-07 01:27 PM   #174 
  - I'm wearing a hemp baseball hat right now.  Scout1071   Oct-28-07 09:55 PM   #180 
  - The workmanship blows me away, The hours put into this amazing article of  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Oct-28-07 10:32 PM   #182 
  - There was no tv, radio, phone..or even electricity..long winter days  SoCalDem   Oct-29-07 02:50 AM   #185 
  - Beautiful stuff & EXCELLENT post!  Ghost in the Machine   Oct-29-07 12:32 AM   #183 
  - .  Hissyspit   Oct-29-07 01:06 AM   #184 
  - 100,000 Views?  A-Schwarzenegger   Oct-29-07 04:42 AM   #186 
  - This post is on page one of Digg.com today n/t  kdsusa   Oct-29-07 06:36 AM   #187 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Oct-29-07 09:00 AM   #189 
  - This thread is certainly getting a lot of attention.  lpbk2713   Oct-29-07 11:35 AM   #190 
 

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