*Hemp has been grown for at least the last thousands of years for fiber (textiles and paper) and food. It has been effectively prohibited in the United States since the 1950s.
*BMW is experimenting with hemp materials in automobiles as part of an effort to make cars more recyclable.
*The products that can be made from hemp number over 25,000.
*Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton.
*Fabrics made of at least one-half hemp block the sun’s UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.
*A 1938 Popular Mechanics described hemp as a “New Billion Dollar Crop.” That’s back when a billion was real money.
*Hemp was grown commercially (with increasing governmental interference) in the United States until the 1950s. It was doomed by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which placed an extremely high tax on marijuana and made it effectively impossible to grow industrial hemp. While Congress expressly expected the continued production of industrial hemp, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics lumped industrial hemp with marijuana, as it’s successor the US Drug Enforcement Administration, does to this day.
*Hemp can be made into fine quality paper. The long fibers in hemp allow such paper to be recycled several times more than wood-based paper.
*Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.
*Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world’s pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
*Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.
*If one tried to ingest enough industrial hemp to get ‘a buzz’, it would be the equivalent of taking 2-3 doses of a high-fiber laxative.
The meaning of the name Dead prez is:
A. Slang for US currency because of the deceased former presidents (except Ben Franklin)
B. A reference to the office of the US presidency and electorial politics being figuratively “dead” to our community
By Stic.man of DP
You might not see it…
But I do.
I earned it.
Damn near killed myself.
Didn’t seem much at the time.
Thought it would have gone away by now.
But years later.
I see it.
Or is it just me?
We sometimes fuss over imperfections.
But isn’t it those things that gives us character?
It’s about 2 inches.
And 20 years later it still looks at me.
I earned it.
Damn near killed myself.
Do you see it?
Or is it just me… ?
~ Missy B
is one tough lady who has survived decades in a world
not so friendly but it goes to show if a woman is determined, consistent than
NOTHING CAN STOP HER!
Coco Chanel held the title CHIEF DESIGNER until the day she passed
in 1971 but her road wasn’t always an easy stroll.
When she returned to the fashion world the people of Paris snubbed her due to her ties
as a spy with the Nazi’s (code name was Westminster)
but the British and Americans welcomed her and are still her most loyal customers.
She lived at the Hotel Ritz for almost 30 years… and on her last day
she had took a long drive and went to bed early not feeling well.
But whats admirable about Ms. Coco is she held the same schedule / routine
until she passed at 87 yrs old.
Please inve$t in your mind and heart
as much as you do your closet and entertainment.
Don’t leave out the most important parts of yourself
that keep you sane, powerful and focu$ed.
Hip Hop, a name is so important. It represents you.
It should be catchy. It has to sound good. And most of all, it has to look good on paper.
The name “EASY MO BEE” was totally inspired by The Treacherous Three’s KOOL MOE DEE. He was “KOOL” so I opted for the similar adjective “EASY”.
He was “MOE” with an E. So I was like… drop the E on “MOE”.
And he was “DEE” for his last name Dewese. So I switched mine to “BEE” for my family/round-the-way nickname “BOOBIE” and the rest is history.