Friday, July 16, 2010

Hemp For Victory Program Should Be Used For Gulf Oil Spill

The problem of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was created by “experts.” For some reason those responsible for creating the crisis have control over how the crisis is handled, with disastrous results.  The solution is to use common sense and wisdom.

The US was on the victorious side of World War II in part because of the effective use of two tools, hemp and computers.  We have computers, now all we need is the hemp to achieve victory in this and other crisis situations we are solving.

A Peaceful Solution to the oilspill crisis is to reinstitute the old Hemp For Victory program.  That the oil from the Gulf has already entered the clouds is proven on the webeo above. If you are not yet touched by this crisis, unless we do something to fix it, you will be. 

First step to any project of this size is financing.  Though work can begin immediately as a citizens action, the large scale coordination of a Hemp For Victory program would yield dynamically powerful results.
There is a great book by Richard M. Davis of the USA Hemp Museum, on how hemp can fix our economy HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP.

PG 41 Call for an Environmental National Guard
PG 95 Bottom paragraph - The high absorbency of hemp hurds
PG 96 Geotextiles - whole page to explains the benefits to the soil of planning hemp.
PG 1O7 Hemp-solvent on the list of hemp uses - 4th line from the bottom
PG 116-117 Hemp can grow in sand and prefers warmer growing conditions.
PG 169 First paragraph Absorbents- last sentence. “Hemp is also used in oil spill cleanup.”

If President Obama, who ran on the platform of change we can believe in, would just end hemp prohibition by Executive Order (may I suggest E.O. 420) we could finance the evolution.

Starting a national hemp bank, like what China is doing with their agricultural bank is a great step to empower farmers to plant hemp in toxic areas to aerate soil and absorb toxins.  The organization Farm Aid could serve as a coordination empowerment point for family farmers in this process for financing, growing and market information.

In the book by Attorney Ellen Brown, THE WEB OF DEBT - THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT OUR MONEY SYSTEM AND HOW WE CAN BREAK FREE, she explains the advantage of our establishing a national greenback banking system.  Chapter 23 Freeing The Yellow Winkies – The Greenback System Flourishes Abroad

PG 225 “The American system of Franklin, Hamilton and Lincoln was something quite different.  It celebrated private enterprise and the entrepreneurial spirit, while providing a collective infrastructure under which competitive capitalism could flourish. This protective government umbrella furnished checks and balances that prevented exploitation by monopolies and marauding foreign interests, allowed science and technology to bloom, and provided funding for projects that “promoted the general welfare,” improving the collective human condition by drawing on the credit of the nation.”

A 20% tax on recreational grades of hemp would generate a large sum of cash, even if the price came down to $100 an ounce from the record highs of $400-$500 an ounce. Since it's been proven that people will pay a premium, especially for assured quality, the government will do well collected $20 on every high quality ounce sold plus tax income from the 50,000 products that can be made from the hemp plant.

Another place to look for money to fix the oil spill is the savings from our court system by ending the ridiculous War on Drugs.  In  DRUG WAR CRIMES: THE CONSEQUENCES OF PROHIBITION by Jeffrey Miron he explains the billions of dollars that can be saved by stopping this failing program.
There is plenty of research for how to use hemp to solve this problem.

Hemp fibers are absorbent and among the strongest in the plant kingdom. The booms being used to collect the oil should have hemp fibers inside. 

Hemp medicine, which assists with respiratory and digestive problems helps deal with the toxic chemicals people are being exposed to like benzene and methane. The book HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB is a great museum tour on the subject of how and why we should be adding hemp medicine to our healthcare system.

PG 52 is the list of 250 medical uses for hemp from the 15 years of research by Dr. Tod H. Mikuriya
PG 98 has information on a model we are dealing with what is now called World Trade Center Illness, squamous cell cancers and other illness from exposure to a mixture of toxic materials. “The toxins from the World Trade Center, New York’s open sewers system, many superfund clean up sites, and other environmental problems would benefit from large scale hemp planting in parks, along the rivers, in abandoned lots to draw the toxins from the area and convert it into a resource material.”  
“Stress kills and medical grade hemp reduces stress.  Hemp also contains many essential nutrients that help balance our toxic lives.”

Benzene, methane and other toxic chemicals are in the air, land and water in the Gulf. Hemp medicine can help, yet, we still need to be moving large populations away from that toxic area.

PGS 213-242 Chapters 12 & 13 have lists of books and studies done on the effectiveness of medical hemp. 

Hemp is a wind pollinated plant that has a short growing season and is easy to grow, minimizing the cost for a hemp remediation program to clean the air of toxins from the burning oil off shore. This biomass champion can also supply a low cost source of energy to replace toxic abiotic crude oil, the type that is flowing into the Gulf.

Hemp foods can help replace the hole in the food supply caused by not eating fish from the Gulf or possibly the east coast by the time hurricane season finishes.

Hemp's environment benefits are deep. Hemp’s up to 6' root system aerates soil and converts many toxins into wood. Hemp should be planted in all toxic areas to help clean the soil as part of a plant remediation program like what was successfully done at Chernobyl.

Another book in the HEMP FOR VICTORY series that explains many of the environmental applications is HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION.

PG 91 Con. Dennis Kucinich “There is no reason for us to poison our own planet. Clean energy from Cannabis Hemp would totally solve this problem. Cannabis Hemp does not contain high levels of nitrogen or sulfur. If we burned Cannabis Hemp for electricity and gasoline we would stop releasing sulfur compounds. Because Cannabis Hemp grows very rapidly and is easily harvestable, we could produce all the energy and gasoline we needed from Cannabis Hemp. When that happens, we can start to rebuild our decaying forests and structures without fear that they will be destroyed again.

There are a number of problems caused by needless fossil fuel use. Cannabis Hemp for energy is the necessity of the future and will soon be in place all over the world. When acid rain goes away the forests will become healthy again. Nature will begin to resume its balance.”

Hemp building materials  are strong, i.e. hemp plastic is 10 times stronger than steel according to Henry Ford.  Hemp plastics and hempcrete should be used to secure the holes in the Gulf's bottom and secure the other wells in danger of leaking, which eventually include all of them. 

Industrial hemp can help build homes and roads in the event we have to relocate large populations on unused federal land because of the potential for coastal cities rendered uninhabitable.

Source blog entries by the USA Hemp Museum of ideas on how hemp can be applied to this and other oil spills (more like a volcano with many vents) are listed below. 

Hemp Can Help With The Gulf Crater Plume Gassing

Hemp Phytoremediation Program Can Help With Gulf Oilspill Crisis

The Hemp Solution To The Oil Crisis In The Gulf

Health Alert: Move Away From The Gulf of Mexico

And finally, on Monday June 21 and Tuesday, June 22nd,  two hemp heroes, Chris Conrad and Richard M. Davis were on the online radio show Time 4 Hemp which is broadcast over American Freedom Radio  discussing the crisis with Casper Leitch on how hemp can help. These interviews reveal even more on how hemp can help us solve our problems.

Get involved if you’re not already.  It's up to We The People to save ourselves.

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