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News ::
One Small Trivial Complaint (english)
20 Mar 2003
Modified: 15 Jul 2003
Want to be taken seriously? Here are some things to avoid.
I got to work a little early today to catch up on some news. I clicked on the link at the top of my page to IMC and what was the first thing I noticed? A report on the war? There were a few of those, but something else just seemed to get me, to pull me in, make me angry and force me to write. IT WAS A FREAKIN’ EMOTICON! “BUSH'S WAR BEGINS :(“
I know there are bigger issues now, but this was the lead story on Indymedia.org’s homepage. This is one of the things people do that makes it difficult to listen to them. Here are a few others

1)Working weed into every conversation. Stay on topic. This war has nothing to do with weed, pedophile priests, Wal-Mart or the music industry. Yes, connections can be made here and there but the real problem is all the killing.

2)Constantly bitching about Bush when you can’t name your own mayor. Local politics. You can make a difference locally. There’s nothing wrong with getting a group together and driving 500 miles to a protest and the national scene is very important, but do what you can at home.

3)Working dead-end shitjobs when there are more than a few human services positions that can be filled and actually result in job skills. It might take an internship or some volunteering before you get hired but it’s time well spent. Psss: PepsiCo doesn’t really need you, there are a lot of people that do.

4)Smoking and poor eating. Signs of weakness. Why would I want to listen to someone who isn’t concerned enough to take care of themselves? I know there’s a few other issues but I think they’ve already been covered.

5)Swearing like a mo…. Never mind.
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Weed has a lot to do with the Bush "wars" (english)
15 Jul 2003
Why was hemp/marijuana/cannabis prohibited? Principally, to make way for, and to eliminate natural competition to, the DuPont's and other's petrochemical technologies. Get a copy of The Emperor Wears No Clothes...for a bit of history.

* Oil based pesticides not needed for hemp production or products.

* Cotton, hemp competitor, is in top five pesticide using industries.

* Synthetic oil-based fabrics (Rayon, Nylon, Orlon etc would be run off the shelves by non-toxic, long-lasting hemp fabrics.

* Oil based plastics COULD be replaced by non-toxic...even COMPOSTABLE...hemp plastics.

* Pharms are often barely indistinguishable from oil industry. Both are pesticide manufacturers and both are huge users of chlorine...which hemp doesn't need in pesticide forms OR for bleaching or anything. Pharms, of course, also don't want anyone "growing their own". No money in that.

* Hemp agriculture would compete with forest theft industry for paper and building materials etc. Managed forests use petrochemical herbicides and insecticides, and chemicals for wood treatment...plus chlorine for bleaching paper. Hemp would put a kibosh on that...or most of it. Make it look bad too. Liability city for the toxics industries.

* Hemp farms would be viable...thus keeping the farms away from what?...."development" (for autos, oil, asphalt highways and etc.) and from corporate conglomerate farms drenched in petrochemical pesticides etc. And...imagine how the toxic Ag Biz would look if their workers were all sick and dying... and hemp farm workers were not...not to mention the nearby neighbors and wildlife.

* Hemp is a fuel and lubricant source...that is non toxic. Oil technologies would not only get the competition but a bad, to them, Good Example to expose petrochem harms.

Weed is largely ABOUT oil. About 70% of US prisoners are incarcerated because oil and related industries are to be protected from competition. No pot "criminal" is in prison for such Draconian sentences for any harm to him/her self or to other or to property; they are in because they represent a threat to Big Oil, and others.

It's conceivable that the US would NOT have had reason or excuse to even use one bullet on Iraq or Afghanistan etc if the US had a hemp industry functioning. THIS all must be incorporated into Anti War etc material. If folks are afraid of upsetting the oil gangsters, or of being accused of being "pothead hippies" or whatnot...well...what next? WW III and IV and V and etc?
Hell...the Bushes might not even be a blip on the radar screen were it not for cannabis prohibition. The Bush league DEA is not going nuts to curtail pro-cannibis movements for our health.