The story of the Fedgovt's destruction of a valuable crop,
hemp, in order to favorise 'friends' and Big Corporations....

Pharmaceuticals and big oil controlling and destroying the Earth
With friends like those in Washington, D.C.
one has little need of enemies...

Investigative Journalist, Author, Videographer
by William Thomas
rom: Cliff Hume <>
From: "Daniel Johns" <>> >
> >Imagine a magical plant, the fastest growing on Earth, able to reach heights
> >of 20 feet in a single growing season. Unaffected by pests, this plant
> >actually rejuvenates the soil as it yields up to 10 tons per acre during two
> >or three harvests a year. When harvested it can produce more than 25,000
> >useful products ranging from potent natural medicines, high-quality paper,
> >durable clothing, construction paneling, easily digestible protein and a
> >much cleaner burning fuel than the gasoline and diesel oil it replaces.
> >
> >
> >
> >If this sounds like a pipe dream, you're close to the truth. But you might
> >wonder what reality censor has been editing history when you learn that this
> >miracle plant not only exists but has been used in most of these
> >applications by human communities worldwide for at least 10,000 years.
> >Until, that is, its recent prohibition as a "dangerous substance."
> >
> >The danger, of course, is that the big papermaking, pharmaceutical,
> >chemical and agro-transnationals would lose billions - perhaps even face
> >bankruptcy - if hemp was returned to its former role as this planet's
> >pre-eminent agricultural crop and most important industry for more than
> >3,000 years.
> >
> >
> >
> > From more than 1,000 years before the crucified Christ drank a hemp
> >mixture provided by his followers until 1883, cannabis hemp - or marijuana -
> >produced most of humankind's fiber, fabric, lighting oil, paper and
> >medicines. The broad-leafed plant also served as a primary source of protein
> >for wild and human lives.
> >
> >"This plant can save the Earth," declares Jack Herer, whose exhaustively
> >researched and fabulously illustrated book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, is
> >turning skeptics into a growing grass-roots movement from Kansas to
> >Ucluelet.
> >
> >"Hemp is by far Earth's premier, renewable natural resource, "Herer
> >maintains. He's even offered $10,000 to anyone who can successfully dispute
> >his claim. There have been no takers.
> >
> >Running through the research, a powerful Alice-In-Wonderland feeling of
> >bizarre displacement steals over the reader. It's not that Herer's claims
> >are preposterous. On the contrary, they are so meticulously documented
> >reality as we've been taught it starts to hang askew. Quite quickly it
> >becomes shockingly apparent that one of the single most common threads woven
> >through the fabric of world history has been largely snipped from North
> >American memories.
> >
> >Charming 19th century illustrations show American farmers going forth to sow
> >hemp; entire communities rejoicing in bountiful harvest. "Whole families
> >came out together to harvest the hemp fields at the height of the flowering
> >season all over the world for thousands upon thousands of years," Herer
> >relates, "never dreaming that it would one day be banned from the face of
> >the Earth, in favor of fossil fuels, timber and petrochemicals."
> >
> >One of the oldest cultivated crops, hemp is the earliest known woven fabric
> >beginning approximately 6,000 years ago about the same time as potters began
> >shaping clay. In most of the world, 80% of all  clothing, linens, tents,
> >rugs and drapes were made from hemp until the 20th century. While
> >water-intensive cotton cultivation accounts for half of all pesticide use,
> >hemp requires no intensive irrigation. Because hemp has no natural enemies
> >means it can be grown without pesticides - and without chemical fertilizers
> >in most soils.
> >
> >Throughout the 1600s, colonial governments in Virginia, Massachusetts,
> >Connecticut and Ontario ordered all farmers to grow hemp seed. In England,
> >full British citizenship was bestowed on immigrants who could grow cannabis;
> >fines were often imposed against those who refused.
> >
> >Herer also points out - and here the vertigo gets really dizzying - that
> >cannabis was legal tender in most of the Americas from 1631 until the early
> >1800s. For over 200 years, Americans could pay their taxes with hemp.
> >
> >By 1850, the U.S. Census Bureau counted 8,327 hemp plantations - minimum
> >2,000 acres - growing cannabis for cloth, canvas and cordage. In addition,
> >says Herer, tens of thousands of smaller farms and perhaps hundreds of
> >thousands of family plots were used to grow this valuable crop.
> >
> >For thousands of years virtually all good paints and varnishes had been made
> >from organic hemp or linseed oil. Tall ships roamed the oceans of the globe
> >with sails and rigging made from hemp. Hemp oil for lighting was replaced by
> >whale oil in the 1870s, and by kerosene in 1959 - with all the carnage and
> >pollution which followed.
> >
> >In one of the most delicious ironies in the annals of publishing, previous
> >editorial deadlines led Popular Mechanics to hail hemp as the "NEW
> >BILLION-DOLLAR CROP" soon after it was declared illegal by the U.S.
> >government in 1937. The invention of a hemp threshing machine had, the
> >editors of this influential magazine announced, solved "a problem more than
> >6,000 years old" by replacing the laborious task of stripping hemp fiber
> >from the stalk with a fast, untiring machine. As important as the invention
> >of the "cotton gin" used to gather cotton, this revolution in hemp
> >harvesting could replace that water and pesticide-intensive crop at a
> >manufacturing cost of just a half-cent per pound.
> >
> >The editors of Popular Mechanics saw a fantastic opportunity unfolding which
> >would create enormous profits from paper making, drastically cut fiber
> >imports and provide thousands of new "American" jobs.
> >
> >Hemp seemed too good to be real. The plant's long roots break up the soil,
> >reinvigorating and reclaiming land abandoned to thistles and "quack grass."
> >
> >Calling hemp "the standard fiber of the world," the popular mechanics
> >pointed to the fast-growing weed's "great tensile strength and durability."
> >Noting that hemp was already used to produce more than 5,000 textile
> >products ranging from ropes to fine laces, they reminded readers that the
> >plant's woody "hurds" (which remain after the fiber has been removed)
> >"contain more than 75% cellulose and can be used to produce more than 25,000
> >products ranging from Cellulose to dynamite."
> >
> >But the hemp harvesting machines never went into mass-production. As
> >researcher Shan Clark notes: the introduction of the first synthetic fiber -
> >nylon, the patenting of the polluting sulfide paper-making process enabling
> >pulp mills to use trees, the first successful use of machinery to separate
> >hemp's long fibers from the cellulose hurd and the outlawing of hemp as
> >"marijuana" all occurred simultaneously.
> >
> >Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not ADD unto the word which I command you, neither
> >shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the Commandments of the
> >"I AM" your God which I COMMAND you.
> >
> >
> >
> >Forty years later, the Ford administration eliminated the threat to the
> >powerful pharmaceutical transnationals by effectively outlawing further
> >research into the medicinal properties of hemp.
> >
> >
> >
> >The risk was real. By 1976, more than 60 therapeutic compounds had been
> >developed from hemp - which for 3,000 years had been the most used medicine
> >in the world. From 1842 to 1900 cannabis made up half of all medicine sold
> >in the U.S.; in 1839, the Royal Academy of Science stated that the medicinal
> >use of marijuana was as important to western medicine as "the discovery of
> >antibiotics."
> >
> >
> >
> >Hemp's healing powers are legendary. Poultices, THC and Cannabidohl
> >extracts and other hemp preparations have been used to successfully treat
> >asthma, glaucoma, many types of tumors, nausea, epilepsy, gonorrhea, herpes,
> >rheumatism and anorexia - as well as high blood pressure, insomnia,
> >migraines and stress - without the drastic side-effects of pharmaceuticals
> >based on such dangerous and often addictive substances as mandrake, henbane
> >and belladonna.
> >
> >
> >
> >After reviewing extensive medical testimony, the U.S. Drug-busting
> >department's own administrative law judge, Francis Young, concluded that
> >"marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to
> >man." (sic) If cannabis-derived medications were once again made legal, they
> >could replace up to half of the synthetic drugs used in prescriptions.
> >
> >Hemp also threatens the hegemony of the petro-chemical transnationals
> >profiting heavily from a worldwide hydrocarbon economy. According to Herer,
> >hemp is "50 times richer in biomass than any other plant used to replace
> >petroleum-based fuels." Through a high-heat process known as pyrolsis, the
> >much cleaner-burning hemp can be converted into charcoal, fuel oil, gas or
> >liquid methanol with a 95.5% feed-to-fuel efficiency. Hemp seeds contain
> >large quantities of oil which can be used as motor oil or burned in diesel
> >engines.
> >
> >Using hemp as a "halfway house" to help break our planet-ravaging petroleum
> >dependency could also spark a return to large-scale hemp cultivation for
> >food. The most natural compound closest to plasma, readily digested hemp
> >seeds are also an important feed source for domestic and wild animals -
> >especially millions of migratory birds on the decline worldwide as their
> >feeding grounds are poisoned and paved over.
> >
> >The seeds contain only trace amounts of mind-altering tetrahydrocannabinol
> >(THC). The bugaboo of hemp production, THC-free strains of hemp have been
> >developed in Europe where France, Italy, Spain are once again growing hemp
> >for pulp.
> >
> >In terms of deforestation and mutagenic contamination. papermaking remains
> >hemp's biggest single contribution to a commercial realignment which could
> >overnight begin turning this planet away from ultimate catastrophe.
> >
> >
> >
> >Until this century, 70 to 90 percent of all the world's paper came from
> >hemp. Books, bibles, paper money, newspapers - all were made from hemp. One
> >of North America's first pulp mills was started by Benjamin Franklin using
> >hemp to make paper. Hemp paper and artist's canvas withstands heat, mildew
> >and insects. While conventionally acid-bleached papers fall apart within
> >10-20 years, books printed on hemp paper have remained sound for centuries.
> >
> >Hemp not only provides far superior paper, but is a much more efficient
> >pulping plant than precious old growth trees chain-sawed to make paper bags
> >and toilet paper. Hemp contains 77 percent cellulose, compared to trees' 44-
> >percent. Because hemp contains very little lignin, no toxic bleaches are
> >necessary to make high-grade paper. The mustard gas-derived chlorine used to
> >delignify wood chips release spectacular quantities of some of the
> >deadliest, most persistent substances known into our air and waterways,
> >altering the genetic structure and sabotaging the immune systems of wild and
> >human lives for generations to come.
> >
> >As early as 1916, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released special
> >bulletin #404, which stated that hemp could replace trees for making paper
> >at a 4 to 1 margin in favor of hemp. Harvesting 10,000 acres of hemp, the
> >official record stated, could replace the fiber equivalent of 41,000 acres
> >of trees.
> >
> >It's at this point that outrage seems the only possible response to the hemp
> >revelations. Outrage and determination to put hemp, kenaf and other
> >papermaking vegetation into big time production as quickly as possible.
> >
> >Had bulletin #404 been heeded, we could have saved most of the rivers, bays
> >and ancient forests ravaged by timber-pulp consortiums. Just seven runs of
> >the Sunday New York Times consumes 525,000 trees - "that's 25 million
> >trees," Herer points out, "to print one year's editions of the Sunday NY
> >Times!" An acre of hemp produces four times the pulp fiber of an acre of
> >trees - and does so two or three times a year, while the fastest- growing
> >pulp tree "crops" take 50 to 80 years to mature.
> >
> >While family-run hemp farms are saving Canada's remaining forests, a process
> >called Environcore can make up for the increasing shortfall in good timber
> >by using hemp fibers to make construction paneling strong enough to replace
> >plywood and drywall.
> >
> >Hemp can also eliminate the plastics used in making many products, such as
> >synthetic carpets and PVC pipe.
> >
> >Awareness is power. It's also more than half the prelude to transformation.
> >Fifty-four years after hemp was renamed "marijuana" and outlawed by what
> >amounted to a corporate-instigated witch-hunt, Tracey Chester-Bennet
> >observes that "60 percent of the world's rainforests are gone, and with them
> >thousands of species of flora, fauna and every description of animal, from
> >the tiniest insect to entire cultures of human beings." As this hemp
> >proponent says, "We now rest at the crucial turning point if we are to save
> >this planet."
> >
> >It's obvious to more than prospective Earth stewards that extensive hemp
> >cultivation is one obvious North American solution to a host of our worst
> >environmental ills. In 1991 the U.S. government instituted the death penalty
> >for anyone caught growing more than 30,000 cannabis plants.
> >
> >The time for action is now.
From My Fireside to Yours: THERE WERE NO HIGHJACKERS
ZOG's war is a criminal act. NATO, the CIA and Mossad teamed up
to produce this spectacular real-life movie of the destruction of
the Twin Towers. The commercial jets, rigged with Global Hawk
technology, became involuntary cruise missiles. The purpose was
to jump-start  the American couch potato to approve of World War III
to save collapsing international banks, for oil company profits, and
to destroy Israel's enemies.
Meanwhile, Larry Silverstein, new owner of the old World Trade
Complex, makes a multi-billion dollar profit... while the insurance
companies take gas.... H. Ayre.