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#485 Feb 4, 2014
-tip- wrote:
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You must be down to your last toke.
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"It's the material basis of our society essentially," said Michael Wilson, a research scientist at the University of California Berkeley. "This is the Petrochemical Age."
Louisiana State University environmental sciences professor Ed Overton, who works with the government on oil spill chemistry, said: "There's nothing that we do on a daily basis that isn't touched by petrochemicals."
When in the movie "The Graduate" young Benjamin is given advice about the future, it comes in one word: plastics. About 93% of American plastics start with natural gas or oil.
"Just about anything that's not iron or steel or metal of some sort has some petrochemical component. And that's just because of what we've been able to do with it," said West Virginia University chemistry professor Dady Dadyburjor.
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Oneear, you can declare yourself petrochemical-free as of today.
Begin by tossing your PC.
I believe I already pointed the fact , that everything we use today is reliant on fossil fuel, including the extraction and manufacturing of iron and steel. Our pharmaceuticals,,fertilizers and pesticides, rubber, plastics,jelly beans food additives, food colorings,hair dies,paints, even in the manufacturing of green products, and of course the means of transportation in which all of these consumer products get to us.,There is no denying it is our black crack, and like crack, it may be fun the first little while, but in the long run it will kill you.
In 1916, a man by the name of George Schlichten invented a machine called a decorticator, which could strip the fiber from any plant, separating it from the pulp. It was an attempt to replace the need for trees to make paper, and he was successful in making pulp for newsprint at half the cost. The invention was hailed as a revolutionary device — Popular Mechanics published an article calling hemp the ‘New Billion Dollar Crop’- that had the potential to halt deforestation.
However, hemp became restricted for the first time in America by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, amid special interests by oil companies seeking to oust competition from the market, as they had just invented a way to turn trees into paper using toxic chemicals. Schlichten’s decorticator was making their method obsolete. Restriction of hemp was achieved under the guise of prohibition of a dangerous drug -called by the previously unheard name for the plant – marijuana. It was restricted without the consideration of the American Medical Association, which had been prescribing cannabis medicine for decades, even to many of the congressmen who outlawed it.

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#486 Feb 4, 2014
Hemp is the world’s most versatile plant. Over a 20-year period, one acre of hemp will grow the same amount of biomass as 4.1 acres of trees. Hemp contains 80 percent cellulose; wood produces 60 percent cellulose. It is drought-resistant, making it an ideal crop in the dry western regions of the country. It can yield 10 tons per acre in four months, and because it grows at such a rapid pace, it chokes out other weeds on its own; it does this with little to no chemical fertilizer assistance. Incredibly, hempseed improves the soil on which it is sown. Yield has also been known to increase readily with subsequent harvests, making it a remarkably efficient and cheap harvesting process when compared with other agriculture.By the process of pyrolysis, biomass material can be burned in a reactor to produce fuel oil. This method will produce 80 gallons of renewable gasoline fuel for every dry ton of biomass. This process also produces charcoal, with a heating value equivalent to coal when burned. This charcoal can be used as a raw material for organic fertilizer. The cellulose pulp from hemp can be used to make paper that lasts 100 times longer than wood paper. Hemp pulp can also be made into composite material for plastics for industrial use. Hemp fibers are some of the strongest found in nature, and increase the durability of cement and other building materials. Hemp fiber can be used to make clothing and fabric. Hemp seed is extraordinarily nutritious, containing omega fatty-acids — which the American diet is lacking. Overall, the entire plant has great and diverse value to humans.
Hemp has the capacity to replace petroleum as a source of energy. Industrial geniuses like Henry Ford have long recognized the value of biomass fuel, calling it “the fuel of the future.” Ford constructed a car made from hemp plastic and ran the car on ethanol made from hemp. The plastic was lighter than steel and could withstand 10 times the impact without denting. Ford knew hemp could produce vast economic resources if widely cultivated. About six percent of contiguous United States land area put into cultivation for biomass could supply all current demands for oil and gas while maintaining a neutral carbon system.
Energy-farming can be the new green backbone of the American way for the 21st century and beyond as it once was before the age of cheap oil. This new system could be employed by massive, unregulated hemp energy farming, with the ethic of a new culture of conservation. The United Nations has reported the need to reform farming, especially to the degree of multi-functional operations that are both secure and sovereign and can be coordinated on a large scale for many different purposes. Hemp is the ideal crop for this task.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#487 Feb 4, 2014
Rolled another, did you?
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#488 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> agreed, but even with what we do know, as far as how the cycle of life works on this planet. We obviously know our carbon pollution is effecting the biosphere, both in the way it is extracted and in the way we use it.We know that trace elements of plastic is found in every stream ,lake and ocean.We know that fertilizers and pesticides are not part of the natural food cycle. While it could be said , we are just going through a natural process of change, like the ice ages and polar flips of the past, and that as much damage as we do to the environment ,it will heal itself. the difference is, is that when we strip mine, or divert whole lakes and networks of streams for hydro electricity,spill crude oil in coral reefs, remove whole mountains for coal and other minerals, its gone for good, We have destroyed environments that have taken 100s sometimes millions of yrs to evolve.The Serengeti of Africa is not just disappearing because of local human interference, but because they are diverting glacier water from Northern mountains, for agriculture 100s of miles away.We are the manipulators of life on this planet, we are responsible for our actions. The world could end tomorrow from an asteroid, and know one would ever know we where here. Until that happens we should be using the best of our science, technology ,human ingenuity, and intelligence, for the benefit of all mankind, and our planet. we only have 3 places on Earth that have old growth Forrest, Vancouver Island, Parts of the Amazon, and New Zealand. Everywhere else, we have changed and manipulated for our own use.
Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.
The Matrix
hmmmmmm. I don't agree with all of that.

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#489 Feb 4, 2014
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Rolled another, did you?
on my way now., My quote to publish this was,"vote pancakes", lol
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#490 Feb 4, 2014
Just the "we" part. And "they" seem to just want to take all of the wealth in the world in the name of saving it from "us".....

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#491 Feb 4, 2014
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> hmmmmmm. I don't agree with all of that.
Thats ok, If we agreed on everything,things would be boring..

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#492 Feb 4, 2014
d pantz wrote:
Just the "we" part. And "they" seem to just want to take all of the wealth in the world in the name of saving it from "us".....
Do you mean like an intellectual elitism.Big brother ,do as I say not as I do.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#493 Feb 4, 2014
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The world, as we know it, cannot survive with petroleum products.
This list has been floating around for awhile, but it gives you an inkling of civilization's dependence upon petroleum products:
http://www.ranken-energy.com/Products%20from%...
God is Oil.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#494 Feb 4, 2014
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Your reality is you cannot explain, let alone prove, the origin of life.
And without life, there is no evolution, eh?
Explain it to us Tippy.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#495 Feb 4, 2014
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#496 Feb 4, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
http://theweek.com/article/ind ex/255951/bill-nye-vs-ken-ham- and-christianitys-misunderstoo d-relationship-with-science
woof
Ham is an extremist and very controversial in the Christian community. I really enjoy that magazine, but wouldn't bother with a comparison article using him.

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#497 Feb 4, 2014
"A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash" explores key historical events, data and predictions regarding the global peak in petroleum production through interviews with petroleum geologists, former OPEC officials, energy analysts, politicians, and political analysts. The film contains contemporary footage interspersed with news and commercial footage from the growth heyday of petroleum production. The documentary focuses on information and testimony that supports the projection of a near-term oil production peak

Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars is a 2008 documentary film by Sam Bozzo,[1] based on the book Blue Gold: The Right to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, Blue Gold: World Water Wars examines environmental and political implications of the planet's dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water.[4] The film also highlights some success stories of water activists around the world and makes a strong case for community action.

'The War On Democracy'(2007)It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore's archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example, was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States.
John Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries in the region. He investigates the School of the Americas in the US state of Georgia, where Pinochet’s torture squads were trained along with tyrants and death squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#498 Feb 4, 2014
It would be better to find an article with a fundamentalist who wasn't considered wacky. Yes, I know. But...try to find one with a fundamentalist who has some respect and can better argue the position.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#499 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text>A theory is an educated guess, based on the science available to us.
Actually that's called a hypothesis.
Again science is not perfect and does not have all the answers, and changes when new information is available .Evolution is not a theory ,it is a fact.
Not according to scientists.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#500 Feb 4, 2014
oneear69 wrote:
<quoted text> Life on this planet , or life in the universe. I think its quite clear that modern science, understands the origin and evolution of life on this planet. And again, no human living or dead, knows how life in the Universe began. it has been suggested now there could be more than 1 universe.A couple yrs back, they managed to take pics of a live neuron in a human brain. The pics look very similar to the pics we have seen of far off galaxies taken by Hubble.. Either way, its not something we are deserving of knowing.Not until we learn how to manage our environments here on Earth.
Deserving? To be determined by whom?

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#501 Feb 5, 2014
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Rolled another, did you?
You know the glue on the edge of the papers... it's made from petrochemicals.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#502 Feb 5, 2014
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Your reality is you cannot explain, let alone prove, the origin of life.
And without life, there is no evolution, eh?
If it can't be explained yet then it must be MAGIC!
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#503 Feb 5, 2014
-tip- wrote:
Rolled another, did you?
Your rejection of all things intellectual is as revolting as it is telling.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#504 Feb 5, 2014
Wait what wrote:
It would be better to find an article with a fundamentalist who wasn't considered wacky. Yes, I know. But...try to find one with a fundamentalist who has some respect and can better argue the position.
He's hiding right behind that unicorn.

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