The peak oil story has not been nullified by the scramble to unload every asset for cash — including whomping gobs of oil contracts — during this desperate season of bank liquidation. The main implication of the peak oil story is that we won’t be able to generate the kind of economic growth that defined our way of life for decades because the primary energy resources needed for it will be contracting.
Just as global oil production peaked, our economy evolved into a morbid hypertrophy, and the chief manifestation of it was the suburban sprawl-building fiesta that has now climaxed in the real estate bust. By the early 21st century, when so much American manufacturing had been swapped out to Asia, there was no business left except sprawl-building — a manifold tragedy which wrecked the banks that financed it, and left the ordinary people mortgaged to it with ruinous liabilities.
That economy is now in its death throes. The “normality” it represents to so many Americans is gone and can’t be brought back, no matter how wistfully we watch it recede. Even so, it was obviously not good for the country. The terrain of North America has been left scarred by unlovable objects and baleful futureless vistas that, from now on, will shed whatever pecuniary value they once had. It represents the physical counterpart to the financial mess that has been left to the young generations to clean up — and the job will take a very long time.
We have to, so to speak, get to place mentally where we can face the kinds of change that are now necessary and unavoidable. We’re not there yet. It’s not clear whether the elected new national leadership knows just how severe the required changes will really be. Surely the public would be shocked to grasp what’s in store. Probably the worst thing we can do now would be to mount a campaign to stay where we are, lost in raptures of happy motoring and blue-light-special shopping.
The economy we’re evolving into will be un-global, necessarily local and regional, and austere. It won’t support even our current population. This being the case, the political fallout is also liable to be severe. For one thing, we’ll have to put aside our sentimental fantasies about immigration. This is almost impossible to imagine, since that narrative is especially potent among the Democratic Party members who are coming in to run things. A tough immigration policy is exactly the kind of difficult change we have to face. This is no longer the 19th century. The narrative has to change.
The new narrative has to be about a managed contraction — and by “managed” I mean a way that does not produce civil violence, starvation, and public health disasters. One of the telltale signs to look for will be whether the Obama administration bandies around the word “growth.” If you hear them use it, it will indicate that they don’t understand the kind of change we face.
It is hugely ironic that the US automobile industry is collapsing at this very moment, and the ongoing debate about whether to “rescue” it or not is an obvious kabuki theater exercise because this industry is hopeless. It is headed into bankruptcy with one hundred percent certainty. The only thing in question is whether the news of its death will spoil the Christmas of those who draw a paycheck from it, or those whose hopes for an easy retirement are vested in it. But American political-economy being very Santa Claus oriented for recent generations, the gesture will be made. A single leaky little lifeboat will be lowered and the chiefs of the Big Three will be invited to go for a brief little row, and then they will sink, glug, glug, glug, while the rusty old Titanic of the car industry slides diagonally into the deep behind them, against a sickening greenish-orange sunset backdrop of the morbid economy.
A key concept of the economy to come is that size matters — everything organized at the giant scale will suffer dysfunction and failure. Giant companies, giant governments, giant institutions will all get into trouble. This, unfortunately, doesn’t bode so well for the Obama team and it is salient reason why they must not mount a campaign to keep things the way they are and support enterprises that have to be let go, including many of the government’s own operations. The best thing Mr. Obama can do is act as a wise counselor companion-in-chief to a people who now have to leave a lot behind in order to move forward into a plausible future. He seems well-suited to this task in sensibility and intelligence. The task will surely include a degree of pretense that he is holding some familiar things together and propping up some touchstones of the comfortable life. But the truth is we are all going to the same unfamiliar new territory.
The economy we’re moving into will have to be one of real work, producing real things of value, at a scale consistent with energy resource reality. I’m convinced that farming will come much closer to the center of economic life, as the death of petro-agribusiness makes food production a matter of life and death in America — as opposed to the disaster of metabolic entertainment it is now. Reorganizing the landscape itself for this finer-scaled new type of farming is a task fraught with political peril (land ownership questions being historically one of the main reasons that societies fall into revolution). The public is completely unprepared for this kind of change. We still think that “the path to success” is based on getting a college degree certifying people for a lifetime of sitting in an office cubicle. This is so far from the approaching reality that it will be eventually viewed as a sick joke — like those old 1912 lithographs of mega-cities with Zeppelins plying the air between Everest-size skyscrapers.
The crucial element in the transformation underway will be emotion. The American experience for a few generations has produced an adult population with very childish instincts, increasingly worse each decade. For instance, the desperate power fantasies among the younger tattooed lumpenproles — those with next-to-zero real economic power — suggest a certain unappetizing playing-out of resource competition when the supply of Cheez Doodles and Pepsi starts to dwindle. But even the heretofore gainfully employed middle classes are pretty lost in fantasies at least of comfort an convenience. For years now, I have wondered how their sense of grievance and resentment will be expressed when the supermarket shelves run bare and the cardboard signs get taped over the local gas pump and the cable TV gets cut off for non-payment. You wonder, to put it bluntly, how far gone we really are.
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Stephen Saunders – Experience and Background in Hemp and Cannabis Advocacy and Development
Stephen learned how to grow medical marijuana from his father as he grew up, beginning in the early seventies.
As a musician and media developer, a search for the truth about this plant led him to work with Jack Herer to produce The Emperor Wears No Clothes for several editions and produce three editions of a CD-Rom version of the book, and usher Jack into the digital age by creating the first jackherer.com website. Stephen was also leading the media development at the Hempstead Company during it’s boom years and wrote and edited several technical papers on the subject. He produced an audio CD featuring Jack Herer rapping and music from many hemp activists. Produced and hosts electricemperor.com, the first online version of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Successfully defended medical necessity in marijuana possession case in Michigan in 1998 by taking a case to jury trial in pro per, using Religious Freedom Act as basis. Appear in Public Service announcement urging the public to grow medicine featuring Jack Herer, and science fiction author George Clayton Johnson. Grows medical marijuana for personal use from seed using traditional hand cull and cure methods for two decades outdoors each season, old school.
See detailed list below. There’s still more, can’t remember them all…
After reading Jack Herer’s book, he began to apply his media development skills to the cause of Cannabis and Hemp Advocacy. His list of development and involvement in hemp culture related ventures include:
Founder of 0=2 Productions, Executive Producer and designer for Three editions of “The Electric Emperor” (CD-Rom version of Jack Herer’s famous Emperor Wears No Clothes.)
Executive and Music Producer, The Empilation CD, (a music cd featuring actual activists who are also musicians) performer and author of Woody Speaks for the Trees, and Jack Rap
Band performances in some of the first Cannabis “buyer’s clubs” in California.
The Hempstead Company (during the company’s boom years, contributed to attracting Woody Harrelson’s investment in the company) Head of Media and IT development, marketing consultant and product and packaging development, and initial phases of online presence development.
Developer of application forms and Identification cards for DrapJah ministries, a coptic church that advocated religious use.
Gathered signatures and worked directly with Jack Herer and the Proposition 215 campaign during its passing in California, as a Media Coordinator and Developer
Created identification cards, and 215 Statement Signs and other print media to support Proposition 215.
Editor of The Brawley Report put out by HempTec Industries documenting the first cultivation of hemp for industrial in the USA since the early fifties.
IT support and media development support for creating new editions of Jack Herer’s book with him.
Created and hosted and managed, media consulted and tutored to develop jackherer.com initially, got it started for Jack Herer, before it was taken over by Jeannie his wife, who is now a media development wiz.
Worked as organizer and support for Todd McCormick protests in Los Angeles.
Created and hosted, Electricemperor.com, the first online version of Jack’s book. This site is still live in it’s legacy form.
Wrote paper linking chronic marijuana smoking with malnutrition, presenting powerful proof of symbiosis between species.
Appear in Public Service announcement urging the public to grow medicine featuring Jack Herer, and science fiction author
George Clayton Johnson.
Grows medical marijuana for personal use from seed using traditional hand cull and cure methods for two decades outdoors each season, old school.
Startup web hosting and development for hempstar.com.
Tech developer for Bud Greene’s Bud Babes Network.
Currently developing agriculture growing formulas, including THUNDERgro™-Physics-Based Grow Potentiator, and ramping up botanicals production in California and Michigan, and running an IT/ WEB/Media Hosting and development company in California.
Became experienced in the production of various forms of Infusions, oils, and food products including Tofu made from Hempseeds.
Bred 14 proprietary Cannabis Strain Phenotypes.
Partnered with others in the development of Five Cannabis Collectives in California, along with five production facilities to support them.
Media and development support for numerous collectives.
IT/Web/Media Development for HEMJOBA,llc (hemjoba.com)
IT/Web/Media and Advisory Board for Full Spectrum Omega. (fullspectrumomega.us)
IT/Web/Media Development for Grandma Baker’s Edibles (grandmabakers.com)
Supported the healing of several patients from serious illnesses using Cannabis Compounds.
Currently Owner/Manager/Partner in HEMP2HEALTH, llc, a Colorado-based Cannabis and HEMP Production Company.
Proprietary CBD tincture formula development, HEMP2HEALTH,llc
Proprietary CBGD-based energy drink formulation.
Cannabis/HEMP Medical Industry Application IP development.
Senior Director, IT/Web/Media Developer at the Non-Profit Organization, Center For Enterprise and Community Development, Founder of the Pet Cancer Research Institute. (petcancer.us).
Consultant, Integrated Compliance Systems (icslv.com) a company which has developed a seed to vault system for the cannabis banking industry.
Consultant, Marisol Gardens, Maggie’s Farm.
Consultant, Member of Advisory Board, Pure Gold Cannabis Co.
Consultant, Member of Advisory Board, Precisions Cuts Cannabis Production.
Founder, Owner/Member, Summit Life Sciences, LLC.
Co-Founder, IT/WEB/media, and Business Development Partner, POTOPIA.
IT/WEB/media, and Business Development Partner, ERhollywood.net.
Business Development Consultant & Partner- Mrs. Green’s Remedies, LLC.
This information about MARIJUANA and HUMANS will astound you!
Hypothesis on the symbiosis of humans and the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis.
This paper is dedicated to two of the greatest farmers I know-
My Father Stephen G. Saunders and my Grandfather, James Levi Evans.
This paper points to several key physiological correlations between the chemical components found in the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis, and the chemical components required for the biological functioning of the mammalian species, Homo Sapiens.
The first correllary which bears scrutiny is the correllation between the nutritional requirement for Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) for proper maintenance of brain tissue, skin, and hair, and the chemical composition of the fruit produced by the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis. The essential fatty acid profile of the fruit of the Cannabis Sativa plant contains the full spectrum of essential fatty acids required by humans on a daily basis, perfectly balanced nutritionally down to the tenth of a percent, with nothing added, and nothing left out. This corrollary, when combined with the historical and cultural fact that the fruit of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis has been consumed for food for thousands of years by humans suggests that the consumption of this fruit has played a major role in the formation of the current chemical and physiological structure of the brain, skin and other physiology of humans.
The second correllary can be found by examining the structure and composition of neuro-receptor sites which exist on the surface of the brain of the species Homo Sapiens. The surface of the human brain contains minute areas which are called “neuro-receptor sites” which function to allow chemical compounds to interact with and have an influence in creating and maintaining all of the various chemical “states” of the brain. These receptor sites vary in size and shape, and thus allow various compounds to “lock in” to them, causing various changes in the chemical composition of the brain. Some of these receptor sites are “substance-specific”, which means that they will only allow specific compounds to “lock in” to them. Some receptor sites are susceptible to a phenomenon called “blocking”, which is created by compounds which, when “locked in” to certain receptor sites, create changes in the chemical composition of the human brain by preventing other compounds from “locking in”.
The chemical compound manufactured by the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis that sometimes has a psychoactive effect on the brain chemistry of humans called TetraHydraCannabinol (THC) consists of a particular formation of a compound called Cannabinol which is also manufactured naturally by the body to aid in the proper functioning of the cornea of the human eye, and support the ability of the human eye to discern the difference between lines and shapes. This compound has a neuro-receptor site in the network of neuro-receptor sites found on the surface of the brain of humans which is “substance specific” which is to say that no other chemical compounds are able to “lock in” to these receptor sites.
The surface of the brain of humans contains more of these “substance specific” neuro-receptor sites THAN RECEPTORS FOR ALL OTHER CHEMICAL COMPUNDS PUT TOGETHER.
The arrangement of these “substance specific” neuro-receptor sites for Cannibinoids across the surface of the human brain has been scientifically described as “ubiquitous”. Ubiquitous is defined scientifically as “the state of being everywhere at the same time”.
A symbiosis between the two species which would influence this level of chemical integration would require many tens of thousands of years of consumption of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis by humans to create such an enormous influence on the physiological structure of the brain of the species.
While virtually every creature on the planet has “substance specific” neuro-receptor sites for TetraHydraCannabinol (THC) and other Cannibinoids, the mammalian species Homo Sapiens has the unique condition of being capable of ingesting and utilizing TetraHydraCannabinol (THC) in such enormous capacities over all other chemical substances which influence the functioning of the brain of the species.
The Cannabinoids are found on the leaves and flowers of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis, as well as inside the fruit or “seeds”. The Cannabinoids are ingested by humans and delivered to the brain by consumption of the seeds/fruit as food. The Cannabinoids are also delivered to the brain by consumption of the leaves and flowers of the plant by burning and breathing the resultant smoke, or eating the leaves and flowers. The latter methods, which use the leaves and flowers create a psychotropic/psychoactive effect on the brain.
In examining the use for the Cannibinoids in the physiology of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis, we find that the plant manufactures the compound for use as a filter that blocks the upper end of the spectrum of light of the sun known as “ultraviolet” or UV light.
The TetraHydraCannabinol (THC) is a protective shield for the plant against UV radiation. In light of these empirical facts, this paper demonstrates proof of species symbiosis between humans and the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis, predicated upon scientific proof which answers the following questions:
- a) Does the deprivation of the full and balanced spectrum of Essential Fatty Acids delivered by the fruit/seeds of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis from the nutritional diet of humans create adverse effects on the health of the species?
Correllations between the historical date of the political prohibition of the fruit/seeds for use as a food source in the United States, and the ensuing decline in the use of the fruit/seeds as a food source throughout the rest of the world due to martial enforcement, AND the rise of aberrative forms of disease and illness cannot be overlooked.
- b) Does the effect of filling the “ubiquitous” numbers of “substance specific” neuro-receptor sites for TetraHydraCannabinol (THC) and other Cannibinoids located on the surface of the brain of humans create for this brain, as it does for the leaves and flowers of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis the effect of blocking or screening the brain and it’s brainwave activity from the effects of the radiation of Ultraviolet (UV) light?
Current commercial research and development into the use of THC as an effective ingredient in the manufacture of sunscreen for human skin suggests that it’s function in the substance specific neuro-receptor sites on the surface of the human brain, acts for the brainwave activity of the human brain in a similar capacity.
- c) While the consumption of the leaves and flowers of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis by humans through oral ingestion and smoking has been a part of human culture as far back as recorded history, is the sudden and sharp rise in the chronic smoking of the leaves and flowers of the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis by humans a symptom of malnutrition due to insufficient consumption of the seeds/fruit of the same plant, which would, as a staple in the diet of humans provide enough quantities of non-psychoactive/ psychotropic cannabinoids to the brain, in addition to the vital, balanced profile of Essential Fatty Acids delivered by the seeds/fruit of the plant?
While there are many, many additional corollaries which support the hypothesis of symbiosis between humans and the plant species’ Cannabis Sativa, Indica, and other hybrid strains of Cannabis, this paper focuses on physiological and biological data and ensuing questions and call for research outlined above.
Stephen H. Saunders is a researcher and media developer who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org ©2002 Stephen H. Saunders
Stephen H. Saunders is a researcher and media developer who can be contacted at email@example.com
2002 Stephen H. Saunders
OPEN MESSAGE TO ALL AMERICANS:
TO FIND THE HEALING LOOK TO 1938
TO FIND THE RAPIST LOOK TO 1938
TO FIND THE HEALING LOOK TO 1938
TO FIND THE RAPIST LOOK TO 1938
THIS IS A CLARION CALL TO THOSE IN THE NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY TO WAKE UP AND TAKE A STRONG AND POWERFUL STAND TO SHAKE OFF A PARASITE!!!!!
Use this information to research further, and fill in the missing gaps. There is much that relates to other industries in this Nation that were formed and controlled by the same form of “WEAPONIZATION” that was used against this Nation in the area of the Health of the individual, including the agricultural industries.
IT IS TIME FOR IT TO END.
The first initial attack on America’s health came in the wake of world war II.
It came from South America where the MIC (NAZI) set up a process of refining coca leaves in to coca-cola syrup, and bringing it North to dispense to the masses through the doctors.
The plan was to get the country strung out on cocaine and provide gold (who knows where they got that from?) and use it to fuel the rise of the age of industry.
After allowing the country to percolate through the “roaring” twenties, the cocaine and gold was cut off, and the country fell into the “great depression” whatever industry was still left standing was bought out and the newly forming industrial America was firmly in their control.
They continued the Attack on America’s health by expanding the newly formed, FDA.
They required all doctors to join and follow the FDA dictates or be discredited and eventually legally eliminated from the medical profession.
They then summarily eliminated the TOP FIVE LINES OF PREVENTATIVE DEFENSE against illness from the culture by manufacturing junk science quack reasons, and required the doctors to stop using them.
The preventative health practices are:
1. Hempseeds and Hempseed Oil as food. (For the reasons why this is health related see SYMBIOSIS http://www.majik.org/downloads/symbiosis.pdf)
2. The “Re-Scheduling” and regulation, and in the process, elimination of, the number one and number two most widely prescribed medicine in America up until 1938 which was HASHISH and Cannabis Extract.
3. The elimination of Colon hydrotherapy or ENEMAS, dismissed as “useless”
4. The elimination of Ear-Coning or “Candling” for the removal of Candida yeast and debris from the inner ear, dismissed as “useless”
5. the elimination of the use of silver as an anti-pathogen, specifically in the form of silver colloidialized into water, dismissed as “useless”
The rise of the Pharmaceutical Industry followed immediately after…
The “CONSTITUTION” of the Nation is another way of saying the “HEALTH” of the Nation.
Officially the Constitution of the Nation has been under attack at the level of the individual “Constitutions” of each and every person that has been alive in this Nation since 1938.
Officially, the Military bodies of this Nation owe the people of this Nation a DIRECT attack with the intention of the complete elimination of the FDA, and this is in process, as we speak directly and indirectly by forces who have pledged to uphold and protect the Constitution of the Nation. The process will be gradual, measured and was planned all along, and will make very little attention by anyone as it happens, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. This is not current or direct terrorist activity but a part of a planned agenda by those benevolent forces who control the future of this Earth, as ugly as that may sound.
The FDA is due for reformation, and it is quite obvious that the connection between food and health and the knowledge of this has been WEAPONIZED and used against the Nation for the benefit of a small group. Those activities are now under investigation and scrutiny by those in control of the future of this planet. Remediation planning is underway.
A full formal investigation and hearing on abolition or possible reformation, and remediation for the following Entities: FDA, IRS, FRS, DOA, AMA is necessary at this time.