Environmental

The Marijuana Conspiracy - THE REAL REASON HEMP IS ILLEGAL


Please also see the article titled "The Truth about Drugs". I've reposted this article here because Hemp is a very useful plant, and the conspiracy against it interests me, not because I believe it is ok to smoke cannabis to get "high". The best, REAL, "high" comes from direct contact with The Father.

http://www.world-mysteries.com/marijuana1.htm

The Marijuana Conspiracy
THE REAL REASON HEMP IS ILLEGAL


by dugx [at] sbcglobal [dot] net (Doug Yurchey)

 

 

And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land.

-- Ezekiel 34/29

THE REAL REASON CANNABIS HAS BEEN OUTLAWED HAS NOTHING
TO DO WITH ITS EFFECTS ON THE MIND AND BODY.

MARIJUANA is DANGEROUS. Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people.

The truth is if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! Entrepreneurs have not been educated on the product potential of pot. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

Where did the word 'marijuana' come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant...as you will read. The facts cited here, with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopedia Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years:

* All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.

* It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981.

* REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.

* George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers GREW HEMP; Washington and Jefferson Diaries. Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China to France then to America.

* Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow's export to England; Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer.

* For thousands of years, 90% of all ships' sails and rope were made from hemp. The word 'canvas' is Dutch for cannabis; Webster's New World Dictionary.

* 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s with the introduction of the cotton gin.

* The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross's flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp; U.S. Government Archives.

* The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th Century; State Archives.

Terminators Galore!

Science for Peace Bulletin May 2005 Volume 25, Issue 2 - Terminators Galore!

by Joe Cummins

The author is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario.

In Canada, the Seed Sector Review advisory committee issued a report calling for changes to legislation to

(A) collect royalties on farm-saved seeds,

(B) compel farmers to buy officially certified seed, and

(C) terminate the right of farmers to sell common seed.

The report was financed by the Agriculture Ministry at a cost of nearly a million dollars to the Canadian taxpayers but essentially rubber-stamped the demands of multinational agricultural corporations (1). The onerous licensing requirements of the biotechnology industry are to be extended to all seeds, imposing a form of serfdom on any remaining independent farmers. In the future it is likely that even home gardeners will face the loony corporate payments for those willing to spy on neighbors and report covert seed activity. We may be entering a time when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are required to raid grow operations such as a row of radishes in a backyard garden.

The development of "terminator" technology goes hand in hand with the corporate move to control production and use of seeds. Terminator technology is the use of genetic engineering to produce seeds that can be used only once. The progeny of such seeds would either produce no flowers or produce seeds that provide grain or oil but cannot germinate to produce as new plants. In other words, terminator blocks viable seed production, production of pollen or ovule or the production of flowers. http://i.am/jah/gmterm.htm

Energy, Oxygen Consumption and Production

Energy, Oxygen Consumption and Production

From "Coats & Schauberger - Living Energies - Viktor Schauberger's Brilliant Work With Natural Energy Explained", page 32

The amount of energy a human being requires for survival over one year is averagely 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). According to Walter Schauberger's calculations a human being operates at the relatively insignificant energy level of an electric light bulb, namely 100 watts.1,000kWh is also the average amount of energy received from the Sun annually per square metre of ground surface. Theoretically, therefore, all a human being needs to do is to stand on its square metre and obtain its energy from the Sun. Were it able to transmute this energy directly, then its annual energy requirement would be satisfied. This amount of energy,however, is associated with the consumption of 260kg of molecular oxygen (O2) per year, which is equal to 29.659gr of oxygen per hour. These are the amounts of energy and oxygen required by a human being for the maintenance of bodily functions, reproduction, creativity and intelligent thought for a whole year.

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Viktor Schauberger quotes

The only possible outcome of the purely categorizing compart-mentality, thrust upon us at school, is the loss of our creativity. People are losing their individuality, their ability to see things as they really are and thereby their connection with Nature. They are fast approaching a state of equilibrium impossible in Nature, which must force them into a total economic collapse, for no stable system of equilibrium exists. Therefore the principles upon which our actions are founded are invalid, because they operate within parameters that do not exist.

Our work is the embodiment of our will. The spiritual manifestation of this work is its effect. When such work is done properly, it brings happiness, but when carried out incorrectly, it assuredly brings misery.


"They call me deranged. The hope is that they are right! It is of no greater or lesser import for yet another fool to wander this Earth. But if I am right and science is wrong, then may the Lord God have mercy on mankind!" ... ""How else should it be done then?", was always the immediate question. The answer is simple: "Exactly in the opposite way that it is done today!""
More quotes to follow...

Who was Viktor Schauberger?

by Morten Ovesen, the Malmö group.

 Viktor Schauberger around 40 years old.

  A brief biography could be like this:

Viktor Schauberger was an Austrian forester who was active during the first half of the 19:th century. He had a huge beard and a friendly laughter, this he combined with an uncompromising belief in himself and his ideas. He was obstinate in combination with a choleric temper. He was a good drawer and probably a skilled craftsman. Even if Viktor was not schooled the academic way he had a deep knowledge in biology, physics and chemistry. His sense and understanding on how water flows in the nature was exceptional. From his observations he formulated his new hydrodynamic basic theory. His friends and opponents described him as highly intelligent and with this intellectual sharpness he made a deep cut in his (and ours) physical paradigm.

The Climate of Man

For a thorough and understandable account of recent climate change research, I recommend The Climate of Man, by Elizabeth Kolbert published recently in the New Yorker. Published in 3 parts: 25 April, 2 May & 9 May 2005

Part 1 http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/050425fa_fact3

Part 2 http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/050502fa_fact3

Part 3 http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/050509fa_fact3

Reading this has added impetus to my preparations for being more self sustaining because the changes may be coming at the same time as the energy crunch.

Last Paragraph

"Climate records also show that we are steadily drawing closer to the temperature peaks of the last interglacial, when sea levels were some fifteen feet higher than they are today. Just a few degrees more and the earth will be hotter than it has been at any time since our species evolved. http://i.am/jah/evolut.htm Scientists have identified a number of important feedbacks in the climate system, many of which are not fully understood; in general, they tend to take small changes to the system and amplify them into much larger forces. Perhaps we are the most unpredictable feedback of all. No matter what we do at this point, global temperatures will continue to rise in the coming decades, owing to the gigatons of extra CO2 already circulating in the atmosphere. With more than six billion people on the planet, the risks of this are obvious. A disruption in monsoon patterns, a shift in ocean currents, a major drought - any one of these could easily produce streams of refugees numbering in the millions. As the effects of global warming become more and more apparent, will we react by finally fashioning a global response? Or will we retreat into ever narrower and more destructive forms of self-interest? It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing." http://i.am/jah/envird.htm

 

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Harvesting Chaos

By Jason Mark, AlterNet. Posted May 11, 2005.
http://www.alternet.org/story/21964

Farmers in the U. S. and around the world are likely to face serious challenges in the coming decades as new kinds of weather test their ability to bring us the food we all depend on.

Most keyboard jockeys would die for the view from Orin Martin's office window: apple trees in blossom, lines of citrus, dozens of varieties of flowers and neat rows of peppers, garlic and potatoes. Martin is a farmer in Santa Cruz, Calif., where for last 30 years he has been an instructor at the University of California's agro-ecology program, one of the nation's oldest organic agriculture curriculums. Strong, stout and built like a tree trunk, with sun-bleached cornsilk hair, thick hands, and deep crowsfeet around his eyes from years of working outdoors, Martin loves farming, and it shows whenever he starts to talk about his craft, as he will happily do for hours on end.

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Borneo´s ancient jungles offer new insight into modern life: it sucks

(AFP)

5 May 2005

MALINAU, Indonesia - Many of us suspect it as we trudge to work in the morning, but scientists studying some of the last primitive tribes in deepest Borneo say they now have proof -- modern life is, indeed, rubbish.

A team of experts has spent months comparing the lives of the Punan people, who still live as hunter-gatherers in the forest of Indonesian Borneo, with those of tribe members who have been lured away by civilisation.

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A Community Solution to Peak Oil: An interview with Megan Quinn

http://www.energybulletin.net/5721.html

by Aric McBay

"We advocate for a transition to small, sustainable communities "

Megan Quinn is the Outreach Director of Community Service, Inc. Community Service is a non-profit organization founded in 1940 that has advocated for small, local communities as the most fulfilling, healthy way to live. It's latest program, The Community Solution, seeks to bring about the re-emergence of the small community and a more agrarian, low energy-use way of life, as the solution for "Peak Oil." http://i.am/jah/greeneco.htm

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Debate over a leaching chemical heats up

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 4/14/2005

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-04-14-leaching-chemical_x.htm

Is it possible that a chemical's effect is in the eye of the beholder?

That's the implication of a paper published this week in a prominent environmental health journal. http://i.am/jah/environ.htm

It concerns a debate over the safety of low doses of a chemical used to make hard, clear plastics such as those found in baby bottles, food-storage containers and the lining of soda cans.

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How to Survive the Crash and Save the Earth



by Ran Prieur December 19, 2004

http://ranprieur.com/essays/saveearth.html
1. Abandon the world. The world is the enemy of the Earth. The "world as we know it" is a deadly parasite on the biosphere. Both cannot survive, nor can the world survive without the Earth. Do the logic: the world is doomed. If you stay on the parasite, you die with it. If you move to the Earth, and it survives in something like its recent form, you can survive with it.
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Why Gas Costs $3.00 Per Gallon

Charles E. Carlson

Strait Gate Ministry
http://www.straitgateministry.org
P.O. Box 14491
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
FAX 480 669 1902

I was gassing my car beside a younger man filling a SUV with a big gas tank. I asked him, "Hey Explorer, this doesn't seem like much a bargain to me." He replied that he had moved to the Valley five years ago and gas was $.99 at the same pump then.

My turn: "Do you know for sure why the price so high?" He had some ideas, "it's not because it is mostly taxes, as in Europe, and at least they get something for it.... in programs." He went on, "I'm not sure we get much for our high prices."

"Has it occurred to you that this is simply the cost of paying for the war?" I asked. Explorer wanted to know how I could know this, and here is what I told him:

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Why Our Food is So Dependent on Oil

Why Our Food is So Dependent on Oil
Contributed by Norman Church
Friday, 01 April 2005

also see the article titled "Eating Fossil Fuel"

"Concentrate on what cannot lie. The evidence..." -- Gil Grissom

INTRODUCTION

Eating Oil was the title of a book which was published in 1978 following the first oil crisis in 1973 (1). The aim of the book was to investigate the extent to which food supply in industrialised countries relied on fossil fuels. In the summer of 2000 the degree of dependence on oil in the UK food system was demonstrated once again when protestors blockaded oil refineries and fuel distribution depots. The fuel crises disrupted the distribution of food and industry leaders warned that their stores would be out of food within days. The lessons of 1973 have not been heeded.

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The state of the world? It is on the brink of disaster

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/story.jsp? story=624667
30 March 2005

An authoritative study of the biological relationships vital to maintaining life has found disturbing evidence of man-made degradation. Steve Connor reports

Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the Elect's sake those days shall be shortened. http://i.am/jah/kofkad.htm

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The Long Emergency What's going to happen as we start running out of cheap gas to guzzle?

By James Howard Kunster

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7203633? rnd=1111797407968&has- player=true&version=6.0.12.1040

"Our lives will become profoundly and intensely local. . . Food production is going to be an enormous problem in the Long Emergency. As industrial agriculture fails due to a scarcity of oil- and gas-based inputs, we will certainly have to grow more of our food closer to where we live, and do it on a smaller scale. The American economy of the mid-twenty-first century may actually center on agriculture, not information, not high tech, not "services" like real estate sales or hawking cheeseburgers to tourists. Farming. This is no doubt a startling, radical idea, and it raises extremely difficult questions about the reallocation of land and the nature of work." http://i.am/jah/greeneco.htm

 

The Most Important Thing You Don't Know About "Peak Oil"

March 16, 2005

http://deconsumption.typepad.com/deconsumption/

"When nothing happens for a long time, people begin to assume that nothing ever happens. But, sooner or later, something always happens."-- Steven Lagavulin

There's an aspect to the concept of "Peak Oil" which I don't believe is sufficiently grasped by people following the subject. It's the understanding that the most dangerous aspect we face is not really the state of the resource itself -- the actual "Peak" dates or depletion rates, or any of the physical realities of oil supply/demand -- but rather the reaction in the oil markets upon realization that the issue no longer even important.

The Lean Economy: A Vision of Civility for a World in Trouble


This entire lecture can be found at
http://www.feasta.org/documents/review2/fleming.htm
--paul, webmaster of http://globalcircle.net
peace and liberty, sustainability and justice

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The Lean Economy: A Vision of Civility for a World in Trouble

DAVID FLEMING, The Annual Feasta Lecture

excerpts:

The coming oil shock is not the only reason why the prospects for the global market economy and for civilisation as a whole look poor. A complex system, such as a car or a human body, tends at the end of its life to fail in many different ways at about the same time. http://i.am/jah/greeneco.htm

A second sign of systems failure is climate change. http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

Thirdly, there is the complex and still poorly-understood issue of how a mature market economy can, even under ideal conditions, sustain the perpetual economic growth which is an essential condition for its stability: along with Richard Douthwaite and others I argue that it simply cannot do so.
http://i.am/jah/socio.htm

Fourthly, there is the increasingly intense phenomenon of disengagement ­ a failure of participation, consent, shared values, social cohesion ­ in short, a failure of social capital which ultimately matures into insurgency, both from dissidents on the outside of modern society and from within it. The system is failing in many other ways: soil fertility, water, hormone disruptors, the collapse of fisheries ­ but that is enough for now. http://i.am/jah/syst.htm

If we put all these together, then we find ourselves looking at the climax of the market economy, followed by its comprehensive failure, very high unemployment and an atrophy of government revenues, leading towards what could be called hyperunemployment - that is, unemployment so high that government cannot fund subsistence payments and pensions. Unemployment on this scale means no income. No income means no food. No food means the collapse of urban populations on the scale experienced by former civic societies ­ the Romans and some two dozen other accomplished civilisations ­ in the closing phase of their life-cycles. I hope I am wrong or, rather, that it doesn't come to this. But it does seem obvious to me that the opportunity is rapidly passing in which it will be possible to avoid the high levels of mortality that have been associated with the collapse of other civic societies.

Buy local produce and save the world: why food costs £4bn more than we think

By Steve Connor, Science Editor
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=616308

03 March 2005

Every major supermarket spends millions of pounds a day making sure their
warehouse-sized stores are brimming with products ranging from Kenyan
mangetout to Scottish potatoes.

But the true costs of producing and transporting food to and from the
supermarket shelf are far greater than any checkout receipt suggests. A
study that tries for the first time to calculate the real size of our food
bill has found we are indirectly spending billions of pounds a year extra
on food without realising it.

Government statistics show each person in Britain spends an average of
£24.79 a week on food. But if the hidden costs of transport and the
impact on the environment were included, this bill would rise by 12 per
cent, the study found.

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Mocking Our Dreams

http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2005/02/15/mocking-our-dreams/

Climate change exposes progress as a myth

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 14th February 2005

It is now mid-February, and already I have sown eleven species of vegetable. I know, though the seed packets tell me otherwise, that they will flourish. Everything in this country - daffodils, primroses, almond trees, bumblebees, nesting birds - is a month ahead of schedule. And it feels wonderful. Winter is no longer the great grey longing of my childhood. The freezes this country suffered in 1982 and 1963 are - unless the Gulf Stream stops - unlikely to recur. Our Summers will be long and warm. Across most of the upper northern hemisphere, climate change, so far, has been kind to us. http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

And this is surely one of the reasons why we find it so hard to accept what the climatologists are now telling us. In our mythologies, an early Spring is a reward for virtue. "For, lo, the Winter is past," Solomon, the beloved of God, exults. "The rain is over and gone;/The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come".(1) How can something which feels so good result from something so bad?

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Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange sue US chemical companies

Chickens coming home to roost.


http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=616652 INDEPENDENT (London) 04 March 2005

By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

Vietnamese citizens who say they have suffered a lifetime of health problems after being poisoned by Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are suing the American chemical companies that provided the Pentagon with the toxic defoliant.

Expert says Saudi oil may have peaked

By Adam Porter Tuesday 22 February 2005, 6:46 Makka Time, 3:46 GMT
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/80C89E7E-1DE9-42BC-920B-91E5850FB067.
htm

As oil prices remain above $45 a barrel, a major market mover has
cast a worrying future prediction.

Energy investment banker Matthew Simmons, of Simmons & Co International,
has been outspoken in his warnings about peak oil before. His new
statement is his strongest yet, "we may have already passed peak

Apocalypse now: how mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the Earth

The ONLY Survival Plan manual is available from:-
http://i.am/thewayhome/

Apocalypse now: how mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the Earth

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=608209

Floods, storms and droughts. Melting Arctic ice, shrinking glaciers, oceans
turning to acid. The world's top scientists warned last week that dangerous
climate change is taking place today, not the day after tomorrow. You don't
believe it? Then, says Geoffrey Lean, read this..
http://i.am/jah/environ.htm

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War on Plastic: Rejecting the Toxic Plague

truthout: War on Plastic: Rejecting the Toxic Plague

http://i.am/jah/environ.htm
http://i.am/jah/chiefdan.htm
http://i.am/jah/blescur.htm

original article:
http://www.culturechange.org/e-letter-plastics.html
truthout article:
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/020705X.shtml
article

War on Plastic: Rejecting the Toxic Plague
By Jan Lundberg
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Sunday 07 February 2005

Plastic as toxic trash is barely an issue with health advocates,
environmentalists, and even those of us looking toward the
post-petroleum world. Instead, "recycling" and future "bioplastics"
distract people from keeping plastic out of their lives. As the
evidence from our trashed oceans and damage to human health mounts,
plastic can no longer be conveniently ignored. The days of naive trust
and denial need to be put behind us, and a war on plastics declared now.

Fortunately, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has before it a
first-in-the-nation bag-fee ordinance; the vote is this Tuesday. All
major grocery stores would charge customers 17 cents for every
shopping bag, plastic as well as paper. Although the logic and the
follow through seem well designed, much pressure is being put on the
Supervisors to reject the ordinance. (An action alert is at the end of
this article.)

Litter bothers all of us, and a smaller number of us worry about
petroleum used for dubious purposes in an age of war for oil and
global warming caused by fossil fuels. Some of us have learned how the
plastic disaster in the middle of the Pacific, for example, has
resulted in death for millions of creatures who confuse the
toxin-laden plastic particles with krill and plankton. But the cost to
humans in general is maybe the bigger story yet to hit.

One recently discovered principle about exposure to toxic
chemicals is that very low concentrations can trigger worse damage in
many individuals than larger exposures, in part due to the sensitivity
of our genes. Also, potency is not possible to predict when various
plastics' chemicals combine in our bodies and cause synergistic
reactions later on.

Today's extreme dependence on plastics can easily be acknowledged.
They are pervasive, cheap, effective, and even "essential." The list
of plastic types goes far beyond what we can start listing off the top
of our heads. If a product or solid synthetic material is not clearly
wood or metal, chances are it is plastic - almost entirely from
petroleum. Computers, telephones, cars, boats, teflon cookery, toys,
packaging, kitchen appliances and tools, and imitations of a multitude
of natural items, are but part of the world of plastics. Living
without them would seem unthinkable. However, these plastics are
essential to what? Answer: essential to a lifestyle that is fleeting -
historically speaking.

There are people who say they cannot live without something, and
those who yearn to do so. People think it is a matter of choice.
However, when the coming petroleum supply crunch hits and cannot be
alleviated by more production - world extraction is soon passing its
peak - a combination of factors will deprive global consumers of the
constant flow of new products now taken for granted. Therefore, we
will not have a choice when we must suddenly start doing without. The
supply of petroleum products such as plastics will dry up thanks to
the extreme market response that we can anticipate as soon as geologic
reality triggers panic. The peak of oil extraction is imminent, with
natural gas to follow soon after. Most plastic bags are made from
natural gas (methane).

The ongoing use and "disposal" of plastics is a health disaster
because we are never rid of the stuff. All the plastic that's ever
been produced is still with us today ... unless, of course, it has
been incinerated, which spews a plethora of toxic substances into the
air. But wait, hasn't there been progress? Plastic grocery sacks are
40 per cent lighter today than they were in 1976, and plastic trash
bags are 50 per cent lighter today than in the 1970s. However, growth
of the market cancels out any gains, and plastic's pollution just
accumulates, whether in the air, water or soil - or our bodies. On
many a tropical island beach where plastic junk outnumbers shells,
paradise is clearly trashed by modern "convenience." What is unseen is
the bioaccumulation of the inherent and hydrophobic toxins adhering to
plastics that goes up the food chain to us, even in Kansas eventually.

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Keepers

From: Sharon [dot] Seier [at] bbraun [dot] com
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 13:34:19 -0500

I grew up in the forties and fifties with a practical parent, my mother, God love her, who ironed Christmas wrapping paper and reused it and who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it.
http://i.am/jah/greeneco.htm

It was the time for fixing things...a curtain rod, the kitchen radio, the screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

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Just Keep Planting

http://www.inspirationline.com/EZINE/31JAN2005.htm -
by Adam Khan

When Paul was a boy growing up in Utah, he happened to live near an old copper smelter, and the sulfur dioxide that poured out of the refinery had made a desolate wasteland out of what used to be a beautiful forest.

When a young visitor one day looked at this wasteland and saw that there was nothing living there — no animals, no trees, no grass, no bushes, no birds ... nothing but fourteen thousand acres of black and barren land that even smelled bad — well, this kid looked at the land and said, “This place is crummy.” Little Paul knocked him down. He felt insulted. But he looked around him and something happened inside him. He made a decision: Paul Rokich vowed that some day he would bring back the life to this land.

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Global warming: scientists reveal timetable

A detailed timetable of the destruction and distress that global warming is likely to cause the world was unveiled yesterday.

It pulls together for the first time the projected impacts on ecosystems and wildlife, food production, water resources and economies across the earth, for given rises in global temperature expected during the next hundred years.

The resultant picture gives the most wide-ranging impression yet of the bewildering array of destructive effects that climate change is expected to exert on different regions, from the mountains of Europe and the rainforests of the Amazon to the coral reefs of the tropics.

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... continued, follow link for full article....



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U.S. Officials Accuse DuPont of Concealing Teflon Ingredient's Health Risk

January 18, 2005 — By Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. — More than 50 years after DuPont started producing Teflon near this Ohio River town, federal officials are accusing the company of hiding information suggesting that a chemical used to make the popular stick- and stain-resistant coating might cause cancer, birth defects and other ailments.

Environmental regulators are particularly alarmed because scientists are finding perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, in the blood of people worldwide and it takes years for the chemical to leave the body. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported last week that exposure even to low levels of PFOA could be harmful.

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Americans are trying to discredit me, claims Chief Scientist

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/environment/story.jsp?story=601497

Americans are trying to discredit me, claims Chief Scientist
By Steve Connor, Science Editor

17 January 2005

The Government's chief scientific adviser is being aggressively
targeted by American lobbyists trying to discredit his view that
man-made pollution is behind global warming.

In an interview with The Independent, Sir David King said he was being
followed around the world by people in the pay of vested-interest
groups that want to cast doubt on the science of climate change.

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Earthquakes and tsunamis

Oil Extraction Stresses Earth, Contributing to Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Photo by jasonbondy



UPDATE
Indonesian Tsunami Probably Tripped by Exxon-Mobile Works
ACEH -- Exxon-Mobile has a 60 bscf/day facility near Aceh. In the span of 4 years it extracts more than one cubic mile of natural gas from the formations directly at what ended up being the epicenter of the Aceh earthquake. The gas field there has been producing for much longer than four years, and is one of the largest such facilities in the world.



By JAH

I have been asked, by one of my students, to write something about the Indonesian earthquake near Aceh and the tsunami it created, and its possible causes, and so have; now that sufficient time has passed for you all to see and hear all about it; decided to make some comments on it.

Obviously the first comment to make is that it is one of the prophesied signs of “The END Times” and that they (earthquakes) are becoming more wide-spread, more frequent and more severe as we get closer to “The END”. So you can expect them to get even more-so as we get ever closer to “The END”:-
http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

There has been speculation on the Internet that the earthquake near Aceh was caused by man, through sonic-surveying of the area looking for new oil-reserves, causing whales and dolphins to beach themselves because of the intense pain it causes them, and/or a nuclear device, or HAARP.

Whilst any or all of these causes is quite possible, there is also another more probable and simpler possibility that could very easily have caused this earthquake and many others around the world.

That other cause is the extraction of oil and gas from the immediate area around Aceh, and from around the world where other earthquakes occur.

World oil-production alone (not including natural-gas) is approximately 80 – 100 million barrels of oil per day. Yes, 80 - 100 million barrels per DAY. That is a tremendous volume of oil, too large to even visualise in your mind’s eye, and it is being extracted EVERY DAY. The world’s oil-fields are pressurised naturally by natural-gas within the oil, and you have all probably seen “oil-gushers” on films about oil-strikes, and how the oil shoots high into the air as it is forced out of the ground by the natural-gas-pressure in the under-ground oil-field.

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Weather Goes Wild

    06-Jan-2005
    http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=4355  

    Brazil has so few  tornadoes that it doesn't even have the equipment to forecast them, but  the town of Criciúma (population 180,000) got hit with two of them on  Monday. In parts of Alaska, it's strangely warm—so warm that the annual  winter dog weight-pulling contest in South-central Alaska has been  canceled because there's not enough snow. And icebergs have been seen in  the waters of New Zealand for the first time since 1948.  
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