let's have a thread about HEMP that isn't 50 terabytes long....

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Because it's a very important topic!

( Steve, post yer encyclopedia spliffannica on the other threyad. ;) )

Maybe if some of you have read the dynamite material Steve gave us on that thread, but you didn't feel like being the the 982nd poster on a thread with your precious thoughts, then put them here.

-- number seeeeeeix (iam_not_a_number@hotmail.com), February 14, 2000


If the suggestion hasn't already been made, why not create your own hemp forum on Lusenet?

-- Trying (very@hardto.beuseful), February 14, 2000.

My point would be that industrial hemp is a hugely important topic, and why not discuss it here, where there's lots of smart cookies who like to talk about whatever. Seeing as we've been oil fixated lately, (with some reason,) the apparent fact that there's been an economically-viable alternate to fossil fuels since the 30's, is probably worth some thinking???

-- no. 6 (#!@#!.com), February 14, 2000.

Trying to show no disrespect but why don't you start a post on a crop such as wheat, corn, or potatoes because these are the ones that we really depend on. Not only in times of preparedness but just to get us thru a normal day. Farming has been in a deep recession since 1995 and with no end to this situation most ag. economist feel that an actual full blown depression for agriculture could be felt as early as this fall. This not only deeply effects us, but will hit everybody in the near months to come. There's not a crop in the United States right now that has a bright outlook unless it's hemp and I could do without it being on my prep list.

-- John Thomas (cjseed@webtv.net), February 14, 2000.

Prep for what, dillhole!...

Sorry, i meant, yes, a thread on wheat or corn would be ok by me, but in the grand scheme of things they are really just another commodity. If hemp had not been suppressed just as techno-advance made it the premiere crop of the world, well, you and me would be living in a greatly different world right now. And hemp still presents the solutions to many of our current problems. And the circumstances of it's supression are startling, crooked, and highly educational. So it's worth discussing.

-- number six (you_are_not_a_dillhole@hotmail.com), February 14, 2000.

Many European Countrys produce Hemp and products made from Hemp.Including Paint,office furniture,cloth,paper,and many other items.Then it is shipped to other Countrys including the U.S.A. We can buy products made from hemp,yet our farmers cannot grow it.It is a good cash crop.I have read that an acre of Hemp will produce as much cellulose (Paper) as an acre of pine trees.And can be done every year.But where the Pine trees once grew,even with replanting would take a minimum of 15 years before the trees would reach enough size to be harvested again.And how about the tobacco farmers who are going broke because so any people have stopped smoking.Our goverment could still give subsidys to them and let them grow hemp.TPTB especially the Justice Dept.keep insisting that Hemp is the same as marijuana and is illigal to grow.A lot of special interest groups such as law inforcement,Correctional Officers,Judges,Attorneys,Bail Bondsmen,etc. Will all fight tooth and nail to prevent the growing of Hemp.It is in Their interest to maintain the status quo.

-- Dan Newsome (BOONSTAR1@webtv.net), February 14, 2000.

The word "hemp" must spas out some brain stems. People cannot evaluate objectively when there are political agendas afoot.

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), February 14, 2000.


Listen to me 6. I have been a lurker and occasional participant in this board since July, 1999. I understand these folks here.

Hemp is not of interest. True, people here are outside the mainstream, the envelope as it were. They are, well, ah, 'different' you might say. Let me be specific. They are raving paranoids. Does that lay it out clearly enough?

People here are not interested in solutions,which I believe hemp is. People here would rather complain. It is easier than fixing things. Blame, blame, blame. Clintoon, Y2K, Chemtrails, everything but the real problem. And what is that. Sloth, lazniness, corporate control of our lives, etc. etc.

Gotta go, the power is on its way out, and guess what, it is the wind, not dome Y2k demom bug.


-- Peter Starr (startrak@northcoast.com), February 14, 2000.

Hemp and Marijuana are subjects that I know next to nothing about. It would appear that Marijuana is the leaves of a (sex?) plant and that the stalk contains the fibre. I would appreciate any education on this.

The only tidbit I can add is that, at least through the 1960's, there were four (4) farmers in Kentucky who were issued the required $1 license to grow it for the Strategic Stockpile because the seeds will only germanate for 6 - 8 years. It seems that hemp rope is irreplacable for tying up large Naval vessels, and we might be cut off from overseas supplies in wartime.

-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It ALL went away last month .com), February 14, 2000.


The Sysops have asked that we take this elsewhere, and so we shall. If you want something to do in the meanstime, take a look at my last post or two on the BIG thread, and see if you can find *anyplace* that shows hemp outproduces corn in either ethanol or methanol. I haven't been able to.

And we haven't quite got around to finding a *good* reason to legalize MJ either (IMHO).

OT, but enjoying life sans pot,


-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), February 14, 2000.

Cut off from Hemp Supply for the Ropes to tie up our Fleet??Unthinkable!!!Let's buy all we need from them,BEFORE we bomb them!!:)

-- Josephine (War@work.nuts), February 14, 2000.

Hokie's only experience inhaling as a hippee:

The Nun Goes For A Ride

A hippie gets onto a bus and proceeds to sit next to a Nun in the front seat. The Hippie was stoned out of his mind and horny, so he looks over and asks the Nun if she would have sex with him.

The Nun was surprised by the question but politely declines and quickly gets off at the next stop.

When the bus starts on it's way the bus driver says to the hippie, "if you want, I can tell you how you can get that nun to have sex with you."

The hippie of course says that he'd love to know so the bus driver tells him that every Tuesday evening at midnight the nun goes to the cemetery to pray to the Lord. "If you went dressed in robes and some glowing powder," said the bus driver guy "you could tell her you were God and command her to have sex with you."

Well the Hippie decides to try this out so that Tuesday he goes to the cemetery and waits for the nun. And right on schedule the nun shows up.

When she's in the middle of praying the hippie walks out from hiding, dressed in robes and glowing with a mask of god. "I am God, I have heard your prayers and I will answer them but you must have sex with me first."

The nun agrees but asks for anal sex so she might keep her virginity.

The hippie agrees to this and quickly sets about to go to work on the nun.

After the Hippie finishes, he rips off his mask and shouts out, "Ha ha, I'm the hippie!!"

The nun replied by whipping off her mask and shouting, "Ha ha, I'm the bus driver!!"

(Okay, so it wasn't me, but it was funnier that way--Happy Valentine's Day--Hokie)

-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), February 14, 2000.

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