…charging the world’s governments with Crimes Against Humanity

 
 
 
 
Robert Melamede

10 hrs · Burlington, VT ·

The below is my developing challenge that will ultimately be brought to the world court charging the world’s governments with Crimes Against Humanity, and violating the Declaration of Human Rights to which they are treaty bound to uphold.

To Whom it May Concern, the below presentation is presented in support of human evolutionary freedom. This natural process is threatened by backward looking people (BLPs), a population driven by a hypersensitivity to stress caused by insufficient endocannabinoid activity and resulting in ignorance, fear, and greed as they continue to harm others who think differently from themselves.

The Physics of Life, Evolution and the Endocannabinoid System
Program Director Phoenix Tears Foundation, Denver CO, [email protected]

The earth is constantly bombarded by electromagnetic waves that in conjunction with the heat of the earth have powered the chemical conversions that led to the emergence of life. Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine pioneered a new form of physics known is far from equilibrium thermodynamics. His work is based on the concept that flowing energy naturally organizes matter. Flow dependent dissipative structures naturally form because they generate more entropy to their surroundings than would occur in their absence. Hence they are consistent with the second law of thermodynamics. Consequently, for the first time in human history, we have a theoretical framework for understanding life, its emergence and it’s evolution.

The emergence of life from the inorganic prebiotic “soup” was a far from equilibrium phase change, as was/is also the case with the emergence of new species or their disappearance with extinction. With the evolution of vertebrates, a new homeostatic mechanism appeared, the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system homeostatically regulates all human body systems (circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immunological, neuromuscular, skeletal, reproductive and skin) from conception until death!

The CB1 receptor, responsible for the euphoric effects of cannabis, regulates free radical production by regulating ion channels, in particular calcium. Consequently, they control all forms of energy-requiring cell activation, i.e., muscle contraction, nerve conduction, endocrine hormone production, etc., essentially cell differentiation as they drove the evolution of the human brain. Additionally, free radical are critical determinants of the various the forms of cell death. The probability of cell death, apoptosis or necrosis (including numerous subdivisions), is ultimately determined by the destructive free radicals that are natural metabolically produced or brought into the system fro outside: sunlight and all forms electromagnetic radiation to which life is constantly exposed.

The CB1 receptor is found everywhere, and composes most abundant neurotransmitter system in the human brain (not taught in medical schools). It allows for the fine-tuning of energy production via the dangerous, but efficient free radical producing electron transport system, As a result, the CB1 receptor has facilitated the development of the human brain, characterized by complexity and hence, distance from equilibrium. All cellular differentiation is promoted by efficient energy production.

The CB2 receptor activation turns on beta-oxidation of fats and makes energy inefficiently but safely. Concomitant with fat burning, cells initiate autophagy, a recycling mechanism by which cells eat their free radical damaged components and recycle them. Fat burning cells become less differentiated as they try to repair themselves. Drug resistance cancer cells and their metastasis are possible consequences.

By regulating the fuel source, and hence differentiation state of cells, they can be made more or less susceptible to dying. Consequently, cancers, infections (especially viral), and the aging process itself, can be regulated by manipulating energy flow, and hence free radical production with cannabinoids.

Since evolution is a direct manifestation of the creative force that permeates the universe the underlying science is the guide by which we live our lives. Our religion is Evolutionism (see Appendix I) and is the basis of the Church of Evolving Consciousness.

Jason Glasgow is a member our church and was performing his sacramental duties to aid his fellow human beings suffering from illnesses that naturally result from insufficient cannabinoid activity. Both scientifically and experientially, human suffering can be dramatically reduced through the consumption of the essential nutrient, our sacrament, high THC containing cannabis extract-the oil of life.
Appendix II provides the references for the science that is assembled into Appendix III. In accordance with the Declaration of Human Rights (see Appendix IV) Jason must be released, and his medicine must be returned to the patients for whom it was destined in accordance with their Fundamental Human Rights..

Appendix I

Evolutionism

“What is life?” is a question everyone considers. As the principles of far from equilibrium thermodynamics were discovered, they have become the basis of the religious beliefs by aware people globally, how we relate to the universe. Now, for the first time in human history, the process of life can be understood from a scientific point of view that can serve as a guide for human behavior. Our faith is in the validity of science, our belief system is known as Evolutionism, We are Evolutionists.

Surprisingly, evolution has selected for marijuana-like compounds to play a critical role in maintaining human health. The appropriate use of marijuana promotes human health. Hence, its appropriate use is thus mandated by Evolutionism since evolutionists strive to do what scientific facts suggest is healthy for themselves, their family, their community, their country and their planet. Currently, we are deprived of our religious freedom. We cannot practice our fact-based religion because people of other, typically faith-based, religions deny the truth about this unique plant, and make laws contrary to fact despite its use as a component of the Holy Anointing oil specifically described in the Bible. Because we faithfully adhere to our religious principles, we are labeled as criminals!

All people make marijuana-like compounds known as endocannabinoids. Whenever anyone gets hungry, they are giving themselves the “munchies” with the cannabinoids that they produce, as occurs when a mammal nurses its young. In fact, cannabinoids control every system in the human body (cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, immune, digestive, reproductive, excretory, musculo-sketetal). It is because of their all-pervasive activity that cannabinoids can impact on so many illnesses. Cannabinoids: kill many types of cancer cells, protect against Alzheimer’s disease, delay the onset and severity of auto-immune diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease, and recently has been shown to both protect the heart from damage as well as to protect against, arteriosclerosis, they relieve pain, stimulate the appetite and promote sound sleep. Cannabinoids also regulate stress, learning and open-mindedness. Hence, we can predict that many followers of faith-based religions are deficient in cannabinoid activity, and are impaired in their capacity for open-mindedness. As a result, they make laws that are contrary to fact and freedom.

Before elaborating on our religious beliefs it is important to have a definition of religio
n. Here are some examples:

“Religion, sometimes used interchangeably with faith, is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the practices and institutions associated with such belief. In its broadest sense some have defined it as the sum total of answers given to explain humankind’s relationship with the universe. In the course of the development of religion, it has taken an almost infinite number of forms in various cultures and individuals” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion

“Any specific system of belief about deity, often involving rituals, a code of ethics, and a philosophy of life.” Thus we would include Agnosticism, Atheism, conservative Christianity, Humanism, Islam, Judaism, liberal Christianity, Native American Spirituality, Wicca and other Neopagan traditions as religions” www.religioustolerance.org/gl_r.htm

“An organized system of belief that generally seeks to understand purpose, meaning, goals, and methods of spiritual things. These spiritual things can be God, people in relation to God, salvation, after life, purpose of life, order of the cosmos, etc.” www.carm.org/dictionary/dic_p-r.htm

Far from equilibrium thermodynamics, as pioneered by Nobel Laureate Illya Prigogine, shows that flowing energy intrinsically has a creative capacity. This physical reality has manifested itself as chemical evolution, life and consciousness As such, these principles constitute the foundation of a belief in an abstract higher creative force that has parallels with other religious beliefs (GOD=generalized open system dynamics). These concepts are of particular interest to a growing number of people in a broad spectrum of fields, in particular those devoted personal growth, health, and the exploration of their minds. The principles of evolutionism provide a foundation, based on sound scientific principles for viewing life in a positive, and constructive manner. On the other hand they provide a unifying framework to challenge current laws that squander our resources and unconstitutionally restrict our basic human rights including religious freedom.

Basic Principles for Evolutionists

The universe has been expanding and cooling since the big bang. Regardless of what one posits to be responsible for these events, they appear to be governed by physical laws. Evolutionists see the Second Law of thermodynamics, as it pertains to far from equilibrium systems such as the Earth’s biosphere, as the driving force behind evolution. In contrast, those who deny evolution incorrectly apply the Second Law of Thermodynamics as it applies to equilibrium systems to justify intelligent design. Hence being an evolutionist does not exclude other religions beliefs unless they specifically exclude the belief in the evolutionary process. We now understand that whenever far from equilibrium systems are considered, where there is a negentropic potential, a source, and an entropic sink, where disorder increases, there is the possibility for spontaneous organization (creativity). In other words, as long as the entropy of the universe increases, the entropy of subsystems can decrease (the second law of thermodynamics). For example, our sun emits a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that is rich in ultraviolet light. This type of light is of relatively high frequency and hence has greater information potential (high frequency) than does lower frequency light. The biosphere is powered by the information potential extracted from the higher frequency light. The earth re-irradiates infrared light back into the space. Infrared light is of a lower frequency and therefore has less information capacity. Evolution and all of its creative manifestations result from the process of acquiring and refining energy that comes from our sun and the expanding universe. Health can be measured by an organism’s or a population’s distance from equilibrium. The further from equilibrium an organism (population) is, the greater its flow dependent organization and state of health, ultimately meaning adaptability. In contrast, equilibrium is the state of maximum disorder or greatest entropy. Thus, as an organism (population) approaches equilibrium, health declines. The opposite is also true. The move from equilibrium moves an individual (population) towards health. Therefore, an intelligent life form would conclude that it must move further from equilibrium if health and survival were of value. We must uncover, as individuals, how to apply these thermodynamic principles to manage our ecosystems and individual lives in sensible, healthy ways.

What does this mean from a practical point of view? It is a personal search for an evolving understanding and application of the principles under discussion. It requires lifelong learning. This process becomes a fulltime perspective as one applies and refines the simple concept of moving further from equilibrium to all aspects of ones existence. Our life’s energy becomes more functionally applied as less energy is wasted on primitive nonfunctional organized structures that waste life’s potential. All things that healthy individuals in a healthy society value conform to the paradigm that there is value in the move from equilibrium. Our planet, its ecosystems, nations, communities, families all evolve by these principles.

Religion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity…

en.wikipedia.org

 

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…charging the world's governments with Crimes Against Humanity

 
 
 
 
Robert Melamede

10 hrs · Burlington, VT ·

The below is my developing challenge that will ultimately be brought to the world court charging the world’s governments with Crimes Against Humanity, and violating the Declaration of Human Rights to which they are treaty bound to uphold.

To Whom it May Concern, the below presentation is presented in support of human evolutionary freedom. This natural process is threatened by backward looking people (BLPs), a population driven by a hypersensitivity to stress caused by insufficient endocannabinoid activity and resulting in ignorance, fear, and greed as they continue to harm others who think differently from themselves.

The Physics of Life, Evolution and the Endocannabinoid System
Program Director Phoenix Tears Foundation, Denver CO, [email protected]

The earth is constantly bombarded by electromagnetic waves that in conjunction with the heat of the earth have powered the chemical conversions that led to the emergence of life. Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine pioneered a new form of physics known is far from equilibrium thermodynamics. His work is based on the concept that flowing energy naturally organizes matter. Flow dependent dissipative structures naturally form because they generate more entropy to their surroundings than would occur in their absence. Hence they are consistent with the second law of thermodynamics. Consequently, for the first time in human history, we have a theoretical framework for understanding life, its emergence and it’s evolution.

The emergence of life from the inorganic prebiotic “soup” was a far from equilibrium phase change, as was/is also the case with the emergence of new species or their disappearance with extinction. With the evolution of vertebrates, a new homeostatic mechanism appeared, the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system homeostatically regulates all human body systems (circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immunological, neuromuscular, skeletal, reproductive and skin) from conception until death!

The CB1 receptor, responsible for the euphoric effects of cannabis, regulates free radical production by regulating ion channels, in particular calcium. Consequently, they control all forms of energy-requiring cell activation, i.e., muscle contraction, nerve conduction, endocrine hormone production, etc., essentially cell differentiation as they drove the evolution of the human brain. Additionally, free radical are critical determinants of the various the forms of cell death. The probability of cell death, apoptosis or necrosis (including numerous subdivisions), is ultimately determined by the destructive free radicals that are natural metabolically produced or brought into the system fro outside: sunlight and all forms electromagnetic radiation to which life is constantly exposed.

The CB1 receptor is found everywhere, and composes most abundant neurotransmitter system in the human brain (not taught in medical schools). It allows for the fine-tuning of energy production via the dangerous, but efficient free radical producing electron transport system, As a result, the CB1 receptor has facilitated the development of the human brain, characterized by complexity and hence, distance from equilibrium. All cellular differentiation is promoted by efficient energy production.

The CB2 receptor activation turns on beta-oxidation of fats and makes energy inefficiently but safely. Concomitant with fat burning, cells initiate autophagy, a recycling mechanism by which cells eat their free radical damaged components and recycle them. Fat burning cells become less differentiated as they try to repair themselves. Drug resistance cancer cells and their metastasis are possible consequences.

By regulating the fuel source, and hence differentiation state of cells, they can be made more or less susceptible to dying. Consequently, cancers, infections (especially viral), and the aging process itself, can be regulated by manipulating energy flow, and hence free radical production with cannabinoids.

Since evolution is a direct manifestation of the creative force that permeates the universe the underlying science is the guide by which we live our lives. Our religion is Evolutionism (see Appendix I) and is the basis of the Church of Evolving Consciousness.

Jason Glasgow is a member our church and was performing his sacramental duties to aid his fellow human beings suffering from illnesses that naturally result from insufficient cannabinoid activity. Both scientifically and experientially, human suffering can be dramatically reduced through the consumption of the essential nutrient, our sacrament, high THC containing cannabis extract-the oil of life.
Appendix II provides the references for the science that is assembled into Appendix III. In accordance with the Declaration of Human Rights (see Appendix IV) Jason must be released, and his medicine must be returned to the patients for whom it was destined in accordance with their Fundamental Human Rights..

Appendix I

Evolutionism

“What is life?” is a question everyone considers. As the principles of far from equilibrium thermodynamics were discovered, they have become the basis of the religious beliefs by aware people globally, how we relate to the universe. Now, for the first time in human history, the process of life can be understood from a scientific point of view that can serve as a guide for human behavior. Our faith is in the validity of science, our belief system is known as Evolutionism, We are Evolutionists.

Surprisingly, evolution has selected for marijuana-like compounds to play a critical role in maintaining human health. The appropriate use of marijuana promotes human health. Hence, its appropriate use is thus mandated by Evolutionism since evolutionists strive to do what scientific facts suggest is healthy for themselves, their family, their community, their country and their planet. Currently, we are deprived of our religious freedom. We cannot practice our fact-based religion because people of other, typically faith-based, religions deny the truth about this unique plant, and make laws contrary to fact despite its use as a component of the Holy Anointing oil specifically described in the Bible. Because we faithfully adhere to our religious principles, we are labeled as criminals!

All people make marijuana-like compounds known as endocannabinoids. Whenever anyone gets hungry, they are giving themselves the “munchies” with the cannabinoids that they produce, as occurs when a mammal nurses its young. In fact, cannabinoids control every system in the human body (cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, immune, digestive, reproductive, excretory, musculo-sketetal). It is because of their all-pervasive activity that cannabinoids can impact on so many illnesses. Cannabinoids: kill many types of cancer cells, protect against Alzheimer’s disease, delay the onset and severity of auto-immune diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease, and recently has been shown to both protect the heart from damage as well as to protect against, arteriosclerosis, they relieve pain, stimulate the appetite and promote sound sleep. Cannabinoids also regulate stress, learning and open-mindedness. Hence, we can predict that many followers of faith-based religions are deficient in cannabinoid activity, and are impaired in their capacity for open-mindedness. As a result, they make laws that are contrary to fact and freedom.

Before elaborating on our religious beliefs it is important to have a definition of religion. Here ar
e some examples:

“Religion, sometimes used interchangeably with faith, is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the practices and institutions associated with such belief. In its broadest sense some have defined it as the sum total of answers given to explain humankind’s relationship with the universe. In the course of the development of religion, it has taken an almost infinite number of forms in various cultures and individuals” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion

“Any specific system of belief about deity, often involving rituals, a code of ethics, and a philosophy of life.” Thus we would include Agnosticism, Atheism, conservative Christianity, Humanism, Islam, Judaism, liberal Christianity, Native American Spirituality, Wicca and other Neopagan traditions as religions” www.religioustolerance.org/gl_r.htm

“An organized system of belief that generally seeks to understand purpose, meaning, goals, and methods of spiritual things. These spiritual things can be God, people in relation to God, salvation, after life, purpose of life, order of the cosmos, etc.” www.carm.org/dictionary/dic_p-r.htm

Far from equilibrium thermodynamics, as pioneered by Nobel Laureate Illya Prigogine, shows that flowing energy intrinsically has a creative capacity. This physical reality has manifested itself as chemical evolution, life and consciousness As such, these principles constitute the foundation of a belief in an abstract higher creative force that has parallels with other religious beliefs (GOD=generalized open system dynamics). These concepts are of particular interest to a growing number of people in a broad spectrum of fields, in particular those devoted personal growth, health, and the exploration of their minds. The principles of evolutionism provide a foundation, based on sound scientific principles for viewing life in a positive, and constructive manner. On the other hand they provide a unifying framework to challenge current laws that squander our resources and unconstitutionally restrict our basic human rights including religious freedom.

Basic Principles for Evolutionists

The universe has been expanding and cooling since the big bang. Regardless of what one posits to be responsible for these events, they appear to be governed by physical laws. Evolutionists see the Second Law of thermodynamics, as it pertains to far from equilibrium systems such as the Earth’s biosphere, as the driving force behind evolution. In contrast, those who deny evolution incorrectly apply the Second Law of Thermodynamics as it applies to equilibrium systems to justify intelligent design. Hence being an evolutionist does not exclude other religions beliefs unless they specifically exclude the belief in the evolutionary process. We now understand that whenever far from equilibrium systems are considered, where there is a negentropic potential, a source, and an entropic sink, where disorder increases, there is the possibility for spontaneous organization (creativity). In other words, as long as the entropy of the universe increases, the entropy of subsystems can decrease (the second law of thermodynamics). For example, our sun emits a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that is rich in ultraviolet light. This type of light is of relatively high frequency and hence has greater information potential (high frequency) than does lower frequency light. The biosphere is powered by the information potential extracted from the higher frequency light. The earth re-irradiates infrared light back into the space. Infrared light is of a lower frequency and therefore has less information capacity. Evolution and all of its creative manifestations result from the process of acquiring and refining energy that comes from our sun and the expanding universe. Health can be measured by an organism’s or a population’s distance from equilibrium. The further from equilibrium an organism (population) is, the greater its flow dependent organization and state of health, ultimately meaning adaptability. In contrast, equilibrium is the state of maximum disorder or greatest entropy. Thus, as an organism (population) approaches equilibrium, health declines. The opposite is also true. The move from equilibrium moves an individual (population) towards health. Therefore, an intelligent life form would conclude that it must move further from equilibrium if health and survival were of value. We must uncover, as individuals, how to apply these thermodynamic principles to manage our ecosystems and individual lives in sensible, healthy ways.

What does this mean from a practical point of view? It is a personal search for an evolving understanding and application of the principles under discussion. It requires lifelong learning. This process becomes a fulltime perspective as one applies and refines the simple concept of moving further from equilibrium to all aspects of ones existence. Our life’s energy becomes more functionally applied as less energy is wasted on primitive nonfunctional organized structures that waste life’s potential. All things that healthy individuals in a healthy society value conform to the paradigm that there is value in the move from equilibrium. Our planet, its ecosystems, nations, communities, families all evolve by these principles.

Religion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity…

en.wikipedia.org

 

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CENSORSHIP: THE 1947 MEDICAL CANNABIS STUDY COVERUP

By Erin Elizabeth

June 24, 2016

Government Censorship

 

(Editor’s note: The Antique Cannabis Book is a free resource on the internet and houses “over  600 2,000 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;—a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector”. But don’t think of it just as a picture book, it’s also an amazing resource. It would take me too long to paraphrase all the info on this particular topic so I’ll present it to you here. Yes, it’s long, but it’s worth the read. Enjoy. XO- Erin)

This section of the Antique Cannabis Book, was meant primarily as a tool for active News Media Reporters who needed a quick (yet well documented) source of information on the subject of Governmental Censorship as it relates to Medical Cannabis. As such this (1947) study, which was openly published and never actually under the threat of censorship, would normally not qualify for inclusion.

However, a quick look beneath the surface shows a different story. One that reveals, wheels within wheels, circles within circles, all spinning around . . . . let’s just say that this study, came very close to (ah, how shall we put it), going the way of oh so many other Medical Cannabis studies.

The author is convinced that had Anslinger (or anyone at the D.E.A.) known about the study BEFORE IT WAS PUBLISHED , it most assuredly would have been CENSORED.   Either that or (doing what the Narc’s do now), killed it in its cradle by simply denying the researchers the needed licenses and permits.

This one however, seems to have slipped though the cracks. Here let us go over the facts (those we’ve been able to locate), and let the reader to decide.

1.1 – STUDY SUMMARY
The following, located via 420 Magazine [1] Cannabis Works. ”

Anti-Epileptic Action Of Marijuana-Active Substances BY JEAN P. DAVIS, M.D., and H.H. RAMSEY, M.D. [2]

 

PLEASE CONTINUE READING THROUGH THIS LINK!

ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK ONLINE

CENSORSHIP: THE 1947 MEDICAL CANNABIS STUDY COVERUP

By Erin Elizabeth

June 24, 2016

Government Censorship

 

(Editor’s note: The Antique Cannabis Book is a free resource on the internet and houses “over  600 2,000 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;—a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector”. But don’t think of it just as a picture book, it’s also an amazing resource. It would take me too long to paraphrase all the info on this particular topic so I’ll present it to you here. Yes, it’s long, but it’s worth the read. Enjoy. XO- Erin)

This section of the Antique Cannabis Book, was meant primarily as a tool for active News Media Reporters who needed a quick (yet well documented) source of information on the subject of Governmental Censorship as it relates to Medical Cannabis. As such this (1947) study, which was openly published and never actually under the threat of censorship, would normally not qualify for inclusion.

However, a quick look beneath the surface shows a different story. One that reveals, wheels within wheels, circles within circles, all spinning around . . . . let’s just say that this study, came very close to (ah, how shall we put it), going the way of oh so many other Medical Cannabis studies.

The author is convinced that had Anslinger (or anyone at the D.E.A.) known about the study BEFORE IT WAS PUBLISHED , it most assuredly would have been CENSORED.   Either that or (doing what the Narc’s do now), killed it in its cradle by simply denying the researchers the needed licenses and permits.

This one however, seems to have slipped though the cracks. Here let us go over the facts (those we’ve been able to locate), and let the reader to decide.

1.1 – STUDY SUMMARY
The following, located via 420 Magazine [1] Cannabis Works. ”

Anti-Epileptic Action Of Marijuana-Active Substances BY JEAN P. DAVIS, M.D., and H.H. RAMSEY, M.D. [2]

 

PLEASE CONTINUE READING THROUGH THIS LINK!

ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK ONLINE

Absentee Voting Starts Friday June 24th? Yikes! I’m On The Ballot, And Who Knows Who I Am?

Cris CSPAN VTBy CrisEricson2016 | Wed, June 22 2016
Absentee voting starts Friday June 24th? Yikes! I’m on the ballot, and who knows who I am?
The majority of media have blasted across Vermont that there are only 3 Democratic Party candidates for governor – NOT true! There are 5! If you want to see all five Democratic Party candidates for governor of Vermont for the very first time together, then please attend the Democratic Party debate tomorrow, Thursday, June 23rd being held at the Congregational Church, 77 Main Street, Springfield, Vermont starting at 6 PM for socializing with everyone, with the debating starting at 7 PM.
This is the first time you will see me with the other candidates, and as of today, June 22nd, I have NEVER met any of them. I was certified by the Secretary of State Election Division on May 3rd, and now over 6 weeks later, ONE DAY before absentee voting starts, I’m finally included in one candidate forum with all of the other Democratic Party candidates.
Wow! I stare out the window and the sky cries with rain. Is this Democracy? Does “inclusiveness” only mean people of any race, creed, color, religion or racial background who have $400,000.00 in their bank account?
Does the Democratic Party definition of “inclusiveness” EXCLUDE all candidates who don’t have the money to pay the mass media for advertising?
Does the Democratic Party definition of “inclusiveness” EXCLUDE all candidates who haven’t gone down on their knees and been baptized with doubtful dollars from political action committees, corporations and rich people with disguised agendas?
I certainly feel for Emily Peyton who was treated like (omit all properly descriptive Vermont language) crap by the Republican Party in a previous election where she dared to run without the apparently required millions of dollars.
O.K., enought whining and complaining, some people will look at their election ballot, with the absentee voting starting so soon, and vote for me because they are the people who put the quarter in the bubble gum machine hoping for the prize.
But, what does this election process, of the rich and by the rich and for the rich, and oh, YOU, You can vote but don’t you dare participate as a candidate if you aren’t rich – what does this really do to the United States of America?
Just turn the clock back to last fall when there were a lot of good solid candidates for President of the United States of America for the Republican Party, and a lot of good solid Democratic Party candidates for President of the U.S.A. What happened to all of them?
The mass media and those particular people who totally and completely control our Country by controlling who is and who is not allowed to participate in political candidate debates, decided to divide and conquer. They allowed the richest candidates in the prime time debates, and the candidates the controllers liked less in the under-debates, and the candidates the controllers of debates didn’t like at all – well, they were dust in the wind, to be blown away.
And did you get what you wanted? Did you end up with the richest Republican Party candidate for President of the United States of America? Did you end up with the richest Democratic Party candidate for President of the U.S.A. ARE YOU SATISFIED? IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANTED, DONALD TRUMP and HILLARY CLINTON?
Now, wind the clock back again to last fall, would you have preferred to have heard more from the OTHER Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates who were fully and legally qualified last fall?
Please visit my website http://crisericson.com and scroll down and use the facebook button to “share”.
 
 
 
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Hemp in Mason County

MARLA TONCRAY [email protected]

 

Ground Work02

 

It may look like similar to a marijuana plant, but industrial hemp is quite different from its relative.

Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is back under a pilot program introduced in the Farm Bill legislation of 2014.  Under the language of that law, farmers in Kentucky and other states began growing industrial hemp through research pilot programs at the state’s universities and Department of Agriculture.

Locally, Mason County farmer Joe Collins is growing five acres of hemp under the pilot program.  As the guest speaker recently of the Maysville Rotary Club, Collins explained industrial hemp contains only 0.3 percent of THC (tetrahydrocannabinoids) while marijuana has anywhere from 5-10 percent of THC.

And therein lies the difference: industrial hemp doesn’t get a person “high” and can be used in the manufacture of commodities like clothing and rope.

The first hemp was grown in Kentucky in 1775 in Danville on Clark’s Run Creek. There was a reemergence of hemp production during World War II, but it wasn’t long after that the plant was outlawed and considered a controlled substance.

Kentucky’s earlier settlers brought hemp to the area. Hemp, as well as flax and wool, were the best options for fabric in a region of the country where cotton didn’t grow well.

Counties producing the most hemp were located in the Bluegrass region of the state and were either near or along the Kentucky River. Fayette, Woodford, Shelby, Clark, Scott, Bourbon, Jessamine, Mason, Franklin, Boyle and Lincoln proved to be the largest hemp-producing counties during the 19th century.

During the 1830s, Maysville was the state’s second largest producer of hemp products, bags, rope and twine.

The Old Hemp Warehouse once stood at the corner of Sutton and West Third streets.  The building was constructed sometime in the 1840s and later became the Leslie H. Arthur American Legion Post 13.

Research on the property shows that William Phillips sold the property in 1837 to Thomas Shreve for $15,000.  In his 1902 will, O.H. P Thomas left the property, then called Wells Warehouse, to his wife, Mary.  It was conveyed to the American Legion in 1933 from the Maysville Produce Company.

In 1996, the building and its history were at the center of controversy, when the Mason County Fiscal Court, after seeking other alternatives, voted to have the building razed for a new justice center.  The old courthouse was out of space and the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort financed the construction of the new building. 

Newspaper accounts at the time show a divided community, with members of the Mason County Historical Society and the community battling local officials or supporting them. 

And although Danville had converted its old hemp warehouse into a student center, no alternative uses could be found for the hemp warehouse in Maysville.

The following history on hemp in Mason County is taken from History of Maysville and Mason County., Ky by G. Glenn Clift, published in 1936.

Unfortunately, the history is brief and doesn’t illustrate just how much this particular crop infused the local economy until its gradual decline following the American Civil War.

“Hemp was formerly the staple crop of the county, reaching its highest yield in 1847. From that time the acreage gradually declined, and today cultivation has entirely ceased.”

“Agricultural interests were boosted in Mason County with the introduction, in the spring of 1853, of a new species oh hemp, the seed for which was brought by L. Maltby from abroad.”

Maltby was in France in 1851 and learned there had been introduced the So-ma or Chinese Hemp, which was found to yield much more than the Russian.  It required longer and warmer seasons than those of France to mature the seed, and consequently the seed was raised in Algiers and imported into France to be sown for lint, as it gave a yield one-third greater than the Russian hemp. 

He communicated this information to the Maysville press.

“…I brought the seed to this country and in the spring of ’52, Mr. C. A. Marshall and myself both planted seed of it, and I sent some to Louisiana. Mr. M. succeeded in raising seed there, finding it mature about three weeks later than the native plant. In Louisiana it was easily raised…This spring (1853) Captain Peyton J. Key, near this place (Washington) sowed about an acre with this seed. The hemp is now standing, and is some two feet higher than the native hemp sown on the same day in an adjoining piece of ground.  It will average nearly ten feet in height, stand thicker on the ground and will not be ready to cut till next week (September 1) – some ten days later than the hemp sown by the side of it.  It is of a light green, with a narrow leaf, of deep indentation. It promises to lint very heavily. As far as any comparison can be made with the old variety, in the present green state of both, some farmers think it will give double the lints…”

In 1854, the area suffered a severe drought, which forced higher prices locally….in January 1855, an agent was sent (by farmers) to France and Russia for the express purpose of buying in those countries 30,000 bushels of hemp seed.  So severe had been the drought that seed enough could not be found in the United States.  The agent was able to procure only 4,000 bushels, which was imported to Mason County at Maysville…”

The following is taken from the Explore Kentucky History website:

“Kentuckians also manufactured hemp into marketable products. The largest use of hemp was in making rope and the woven bagging that bundled cotton bales. Ropewalks turned out thousands of yards of hemp cordage, and factory looms in Lexington, Danville, and Frankfort wove the bagging. Another significant consumer of Kentucky hemp was the United States Navy, which used the rope for ships’ rigging.

Hemp production declined during the Civil War. Although some hemp was still grown in Kentucky at that time, the cotton market in the deep South, and, therefore, the market for cordage and bagging, was cut off. Farmers instead looked to other crops that were more marketable. After the war, the hemp market fluctuated with the cotton market. With slavery abolished, finding labor proved difficult.

Hemp made a strong comeback during the Spanish-American War and again during World War One and World War Two. Although the production of hemp became illegal during the latter part of the 20th century, recent years have seen an increased interest in producing industrial hemp in Kentucky.”

Research for this article conducted at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Clift’s History of Maysville and Mason County and www.explorekyhistory.ky.gov.

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