(VIDEO) – Documentary – How Weed Won The West

In the follow-up to his ground-breaking documentary ‘American Drug War,’ filmmaker Kevin Booth traces the fight against Federal drug regulation in the State of California. A public majority has spoken and said yes to states rights, allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana and opening up a new front in controversial medicinal ‘dispensaries.’

While users herald the freedom of legally-licensed “weed,” powerful forces at the DEA and law enforcement haven’t given up their federal enforcement power yet. Many dispensaries have been raided, targeting their distribution of marijuana and challenging their authority to rise into legitimate business.

In the backdrop of this public dispute is the Dark Alliance– where governments handle the volume of drug trafficking and work with cartels and drug dealers to manage the drug flow. Just like the prohibition of alcohol, drugs have thrived on their illicit appeal, and doomed millions of non-violent offenders to incarceration and prosecution. Now, those swearing by the healing power of medicinal marijuana as well as those who simply refuse to be outlawed by a hypocritical rogue government are daring to stand up and declare that the violence, corruption and uncontrolled flow of drugs is due to the prohibition of the substance, not the substance itself.

Big Pharma has put millions of non-“drug” users on hallucinogenic prescription drugs and instituted new forms of addiction and dependency, challenging our outdated notions that is only “illegal” drugs doing harm to our people.

The State of California, in a key position to assert its 10th Amendment rights under the Constitution, has pushed the issue to a tipping point. The bankrupt government hopes to capitalize on taxation of a legal and prosperous marijuana trade that could, ironically, fight off big government and offer free humanity new hope. Whether or not you love or loathe marijuana or the drug culture, everyone needs to fight for a more peaceful solution to the drug dilemma. How can we best manage the reality of drug use and minimize the harm to individuals and society at large? Clearly seventy years plus has proven that the drug war has the wrong approach.

In How Weed Won the West, filmmaker Kevin Booth dares to tackle these difficult questions. He infiltrates psuedo-legal California growers, investigates DEA raids on licensed dispensaries and even undertakes to sample the disputed ‘medicine’ for himself. He interviews radio host Alex Jones, former drug dealers, real-life gang members, legal-weed pitch men, activists and advocates to find the truth.Artical From-Infowars.com

http://www.sacredcowstore.com/how-weed-won-the-west.html

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(VIDEO) – Hemp, German Engineering and Planned Obsolescence

Today I learned, in the world of industrial design, the policy of deliberately planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it will become obsolete or nonfunctional after a certain period, actually has a name. It’s called Planned obsolescence.

FULL Documentary here:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/17750184

Pyramids of Waste (2010) from devoidion on Vimeo.

This method was used with light bulbs – there are patents for a bulb that will burn 100,000 hours but manufacturers need them to burn out after 1000 hours or they won’t sell many bulbs. The same thing applies to tons of other products like shitty computer printers, the short life of iPod batteries, runs in women’s nylons and more – MORE HERE

So this got me thinking. When DuPont was making synthetics and turning their nose at Hemp, could a reason they were doing this be because Hemp works so well? Planned obsolescence would explain cotton vs hemp, paper vs hemp, rope vs hemp…etc. So, I did a search – perhaps I’m not the only one who thinks this way:

LINK

This why, when we in America hear the term “German Engineering,” we think of something that is of very high quality…something that will last forever.

From the film:
Unlike the European approach of the past where they tried to make the very best product and make it last forever (For example, you buy such a fine suit that you are married in it, buried in it and never have a chance to renew it), the approach in America is one of making the American consumer unhappy with the product he has enjoyed the use of for a period…to have him pass it on to the second-hand market (aka the trash can) and obtain the newest product with the newest possible look.

The one that thinks that endless growth is unifying with a finite planet — is either crazy, or an economist

“The world is big enough to satisfy everyones needs, but will always be too small to satisfy everyones greed.”

This whole thing begs the question:

Knowing that this happens all the time, how does that affect the price of the product? For example, could the price for the iPod have been set lower than “normal” because they knew the so many customers would buy two iPods?

Related:

After Dump, What Happens To Electronic Waste?

And finally, as usual, Terence hits the ball out of the park:

40% of Americans Still Believe In Creationism

40% of Americans Still Believe In Creationism

God is in your mind

A new Gallup poll, released Dec. 17, reveals that 40 percent of Americans still believe that humans were created by God within the last 10,000 years. This number is slightly down from a previous high of 47 percent in 1993 and 1999.

Another 38 percent of respondents believe that humans have evolved from more basic organisms but with God playing a role in the process.

A mere 16 percent of respondents subscribed to the belief of “secular evolution”: that humans have evolved with no divine guidance. However, this number has nearly doubled from nine percent of respondents in a poll from 1982.

The poll also revealed that beliefs in creationism and evolution are strongly related to levels of education attained. When results are narrowed to those with college degrees, only 37 percent of respondents maintain beliefs in creationism. Meanwhile, the belief in evolution without the aid of God rises to 21 percent.

With regards to political affiliation, a majority of Republicans (52 percent) subscribe to creationist beliefs. This is compared to only 34 percent among Democrats and Independents.

Views on human origins vary based on church attendance. Of those who attend church on a weekly basis, 60 percent believe in creationism while a mere 2 percent subscribe to “secular evolution”. These numbers are flipped among those who rarely or never attend religious services. In this group, only 24 percent believe in creationism while 39 percent believe in evolution without divine guidance. This represents the only subset of data reported where “secular evolution” beats out creationism.

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