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Hemp Hemp Hooray! Car made ENTIRELY of hemp

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Car: It’s Made Entirely From Hemp

You would never think that a single plant could solve most of the worlds problems, well it can. Hemp has over 50, 000 uses, why this plant remains illegal is causing confusion among many. Everything from clothes, medicine, fabrics, fuel and more, hemp is definitely a large threat to a variety of corporations that control energy, health and a number of other industries. Many corporations would see a decline in profit if hemp were to be legalized. One in particular this article will focus on is the automobile industry.

The worlds most Eco-friendly car, the Kestrel, was designed in Canada by Calgary-based Motive Industries INC. Unlike the United States government, the Canadian government is open to hemp farming and actively supporting the industrial hemp industry and it’s potential benefit for us and our environment.


Almost December and still wearing shorts....(In CA, we are so screwed)

in Northern California, Nevada City to be exact. 3,000 foot elevation. Right now it should be in the 40's and it might have snowed at least once here...... Yesterday I stayed in my shorts and sandals all day while out savoring all the holidays traditions of the area.....

No rain here hardly, no snow to speak of in higher elevations, (the Ski resorts took a HUGE bath over the holiday)and temps are not very cold at night.

I am still getting tomatoes.

Temps in the high 60's, full sun and not very cold at night, high 30's.

Sacramento has been reaching 70 in some locations.....

Now it turns out we are going to have a dry winter according to this article: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/29/5956742/dry-winter-ahead-states-experimental.html

Okay, just try to NOT SHOP on Thanksgiving....

This is the most ridiculous arguments ever.

WALMART is evil for opening today. But the 7-11 which pays it workers less and has never ever closed for anything, remains out of target range. So does TARGET for that matter, or FRY's or KOHLs or even the gas station...... Or the supermarket where every single one of of us, or our agents, will need to go today to pick up some of those onion thingies to go on the green bean casserole. Your newspaper got delivered today and that is someone working on thanksgiving.

So what's so bad about The Salvation Army anyway?

Yeah they are a very christian group, I get that. Not unusual when it comes to charity. We may dislike organized religion but they do a big ass lot of good things too.

I've found no evidence that they discriminate in who they serve, but incomplete evidence on hiring, and the corporate structure, workplace....

I've only seen that they are rated an A as far as the money going to serve rather than overhead and executive salaries.

Do they, as does Goodwill in some places, use handicapped workers that are exempt from worker/minimum wage laws due to a loophole and then pay them $1.81 an hour? (I have found no evidence of this even though that loophole is applicable)

Yeah, one guy in Australia went off his rocker with the "Gays must die" comments, but that was quickly denounced by leadership.....

So let me know what is so bad about the Salvation Armey.....

Impeach Clarence Thomas?!?!?!?!?!

"On Thursday night, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas headlined a fundraiser for the Federalist Society - a conservative think tank that is connected to the most powerful conservatives in Washington.

By helping to raise funds for the Federalist Society, Justice Thomas is in clear violation of Canon 4C of the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, which bars federal judges from using the prestige of their judicial office for fundraising purposes and specifically states that “a judge may not be a speaker, a guest of honor, or featured on the program” of a fundraising event."

Can you impeach a Supreme? if not how do you get them out of office?

Give Salvation Army anti-gay bigots vouchers instead of money


The best article ever on the future of pot legalization

ne morning in August, Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at U.C.L.A., addressed the Seattle city council on the subject of marijuana. Kleiman is one of the country’s most prominent and outspoken analysts of drug policy, and for three decades he has argued that America’s cannabis laws must be liberalized. Kleiman’s campaign used to seem quixotic, but in November, 2012, voters in Washington and Colorado passed initiatives legalizing the use and commercial sale of marijuana. Immediately afterward, the State of Washington decided that it needed help setting up a pot economy. State bureaucrats don’t generally sit around pondering the improbable, so they had made no contingency plans. A call for proposals was issued. Kleiman assembled a team that beat out more than a hundred other contenders for the job. He calls himself a “policy entrepreneur,” and offers advice through a consultancy that he runs, BOTEC Analysis Corp. In a nod to the ambiguity inherent in studying illicit economies, BOTEC stands for Back of the Envelope Calculation.

Washington and Colorado have launched a singular experiment. The Netherlands tolerates personal use of marijuana, but growing or selling the drug is still illegal. Portugal has eliminated criminal sanctions on all forms of drug use, but selling narcotics remains a crime. Washington and Colorado are not merely decriminalizing adult possession and use of cannabis; they are creating a legal market for the drug that will be overseen by the state. In a further complication, the marijuana that is legal in these states will remain illegal in the eyes of the federal government, because the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 forbids the growing and selling of cannabis. “What the state is doing, in actuality, is issuing licenses to commit a felony,” Kleiman says. In late August, after months of silence, the Department of Justice announced that it will not intervene to halt the initiatives in Washington and Colorado. Instead, it will adopt a “trust but verify” approach, permitting the states to police the new market for the drug. Many other states appear poised to introduce legalization measures, and the Obama Administration’s apparent acquiescence surely will hasten this development.


When legal marijuana goes on sale, sometime next spring, the black market will not simply vanish; over-the-counter pot will have to compete with illicit pot. To support the legal market, Kleiman argued, the state must intensify law-enforcement pressure on people who refuse to play by the new rules. A street dealer will have to be arrested in the hope that “you will migrate that dealer’s customers into the taxed-and-regulated market.”

Officials in Washington had been expecting a peace dividend, yet Kleiman was calling for a crackdown. It was the kind of logical argument that nobody wants to hear. Not even law enforcement: to a narcotics detective, pot legalization can feel like an existential affront. As if to deepen the insult, tax revenue from the sale of legal cannabis will be devoted to substance-abuse prevention and research—not to police or prosecutors. Who, then, was going to pay for such a crackdown? Although Kleiman urged state officials to set aside funds for increased law enforcement, he can get impatient with such complaints. He likes to say, “You don’t get any of the revenue for arresting robbers, either.”


READ MORE: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/11/18/131118fa_fact_keefe?currentPage=2

Who killed the Kennedys???.. well after all it was you and me.....


Multiple marijuana businesses being raided by DEA, IRS, Denver cops

Source: westworld

Update below: Westword has learned that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting raids at this writing at multiple marijuana businesses in the Denver area.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver has issued a statement confirming the ongoing operation, which is being conducted by the DEA in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service and the Denver Police Department. Our sources tell us it's likely to continue throughout the day and involves a notable number of targets.

The statement -- issued by Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for U.S. Attorney John Walsh, who's been designated to speak for the assorted agencies involved -- is shy of details. Moreover, Dorschner declines to elaborate on it.

Read more: http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/11/marijuana_raids_colorado_dea_irs_denver_police.php

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