Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
This was shot and edited by my friend Dan, who attended the protest with me. For more info on what you can do to help the impeachment process, see a28.org. Below is a picture of the of yesterday's event at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.
Friday, April 27, 2007
An excellent interview: "America: Host or Parasite?" with economist, Dr. Michael Hudson. Dr. Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trend, a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of "Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire". The interview is here:
Monday, April 23, 2007
Growing hemp was outlawed in the United States in 1937, coincidentally (or not) just as Dupont's new product Nylon hit the nation's markets. Nylon did everything hemp could do - the only difference being that people could grow hemp anywhere for free. And they did - prior to 1937, that is.
This is one of the reasons why Hemp was such a valuable plant throughout history. It is a hardy plant and grows like a "weed," requiring very little (if any) pesticides - unlike cotton, which is one of the most pesticide intensive crops. The fibers can be spun into cloth for rope and sails that don't rot - which is why hemp was used for the rigging on old-time clipper ships. The seeds are an excellent source of protein. You can also make fine and durable paper from hemp - drafts of the US Constitution were written on hemp. George Washington was a hemp farmer.
The only problem is that you can no longer grow hemp in the United States. It is illegal. Why? Hemp - the plant that grows like a "weed" is also the plant that produces fragrant flowering "buds" which are commonly smoked as marijuana. However, there is a plant, known as "industrial hemp" which has no THC content (THC is the substance that gets you "high"). This too, however, is illegal.
The above film was made in 1942 by the US Government, extolling the virtues of hemp, and imploring American farmers to grow more of it. The USDA and Library of Congress denied the existence of such a film, until someone found a copy. And now it is on the internet for all to see! Talk about the power of the internet!
So if hemp is so great, how come it is illegal? Think about it.
Posted by Michael Nystrom
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Look closesly at the results. They read:
Britney Spears - 33%
Paris Hilton - 12%
Mel Gibson - 1%
OJ Simpson - 13%
And nearly hidden, down at the bottom:
President George Bush - 40%
But the Imperial network could never report such a thing. They just glossed over it, didn't even mention it. What did they give the public? More lies.
Turn off the TV and THINK, people!
To quote my friend Remo Conscious, TV is just junk pumped through electronic IVs.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Found at Information Clearinghouse Please circulate widely.