The HempFarm Report

Feb/Mar/Apr. 2002

Welcome back to the HempFarm and our semi-monthly HempFarm Reports.

Hot on the heals of our new “War on Terrorism,” the DEA has renewed its war on the people of America and the only renewable natural resource that can end our dependence on the fossil fuels that started the whole problem in the first place.

In the months following the attacks of Sept. 11, the Bush administration felt it was a top priority to intensify their war on natural resources by banning hemp based foods that contained ANY amount of THC. This was promptly followed by the seizure of several tons of Canadian birdseed that was deemed a “DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE.”

While the amount of cocaine and heroin flowing into this country is up more than 10% since the Sept. 11 attacks (when we theoretically locked up the boarders tighter than a pair of penny loafers) the DEA has decided to “protect us” by cutting off the supply of deadly Canadian birdseed.

Apparently Arsenic in our water is safer than cannabis in our birdseed.

The average American begins to wonder at the sincerity of our elected officials when they claim to have our best interests at heart by allowing corporate backers like Enron and The Carlyle Group to freely steal our tax money, then arrest innocent Americans for growing the natural resources that would end our dependence on those very corporations.

Since Sept. 11th I have been to 5 separate memorial services for family and friends, and frankly I’m getting tired of it. I’m tired of seeing good people fight their entire lives for simple survival only to have their paychecks taken by corrupt politicians and handed over to the very corporations they are supposed to protect us from.

The central point of our website is the simple fact that our forced dependence on expensive and toxic fossil fuels is completely unnecessary. There are better, cheaper, cleaner alternatives, and Hemp is number one on the list.

With an endless oil war on the horizon, has our government decided to end our dependence on foreign oil and look for cheaper, cleaner alternatives? No. The ice caps are melting faster than a snow cone in July, and the Bush administration still won't admit that global warming MIGHT be caused by fossil fuels.

As we have seen since their oil industry sponsored Energy Plan, El Presidente Bush is pushing harder than ever for a permanent war economy and even CLOSER ties to the oppressive oil soaked terrorist regimes of the world. That is not the path to security and national stability; it is the path of destruction.

We don’t teach children to work together, we teach them bomb each other and take whatever they can grab. We build gleaming prisons that teach potheads how to murder, but we let our schools crumble, and stuff children full of Ritalin and Prozac if they ask too many questions.

No matter how loud we shout the truth at the walls, people like George Bush, Dick Cheney and their business partners, will do everything in their power to protect the profits of their business partners, because that’s what they’re paid to do. It’s time to start shouting the truth at our Congressional representatives and media outlets. Call them, write to them, or send an e-mail and tell them to start telling the truth. Tell them to stop protecting corporate polluters, and start protecting the American people.

As Robert Reich said: “The economy exists to support us, we do not exist to support the economy.” Do we want a renewable Hemp based economy in the future, or a cancerous petrochemical economy that will continue to feed the fattest 1% while killing the rest of us?

Find the truth for yourself. Ask the questions that need to be asked and demand that your representatives actually represent YOUR NEEDS. If they don’t do what is best for you and the rest of America, VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE! (Assuming they count the votes, of course.)

Remember: Money does grow on trees; we just aren’t allowed to grow it.
Zed B. Starkovich
Hollywood, Ca

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The New Stuff:

"Dick" Cheney Made Millions Off Oil Deals with Saddam Hussein by Martin A. Lee
During former defense secretary Richard Cheney's five-year tenure as chief executive of Halliburton, Inc., his oil services firm raked in big bucks from dubious commercial dealings with Iraq. Cheney left Halliburton with a $34 million retirement package last July when he became the GOP's vice-presidential candidate.

Frankenstein the CIA created: Mujahideen trained and funded by the US by Jason Burke - 1/17/99's_CIA.html
American officials estimate that, from 1985 to 1992, 12,500 foreigners were trained in bomb-making, sabotage and urban guerrilla warfare in Afghan camps the CIA helped to set up. Since the fall of the Soviet puppet government in 1992, another 2,500 are believed to have passed through the camps. They are now run by an assortment of Islamic extremists, including Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist.

Crack The CIA
This short documentary called is short and to the point: There is absolutely NO QUESTION that the CIA was in involved in selling weapons to terrorist in South America, and Crack to children in South Los Angeles. If you have 10 minutes of your life to spare and a single curious bone in your body, you should watch this film online.

Once-Secret "Nixon Tapes" Show Why the U.S. Outlawed Pot by Kevin Zeese's_Drug_War.html
Thirty years ago the United States came to a critical juncture in the drug war. A Nixon-appointed presidential commission had recommended that marijuana use not be a criminal offense under state or federal law. But Nixon himself, based on his zealous personal preferences, overruled the commission's research and doomed marijuana to its current illegal status.

The New Power Project: Artists Unite for Renewable Resources
The Senate is set to begin debating the Energy Bill TODAY. Please send a fax to your senators urging them to pass a bill that emphasizes energy efficiency and renewable energy and keeps the oil industry out of the Arctic Refuge.

The Geopolitics of War by Michael T. Klare, The Nation 11/ 5/2001
Here are many ways to view the conflict between the United States and Osama bin Laden's terror network: as a contest between Western liberalism and Eastern fanaticism, as suggested by many pundits in the United States; as a struggle between the defenders and the enemies of authentic Islam, as suggested by many in the Muslim world; and as a predictable backlash against American villainy abroad, as suggested by some on the left. But while useful in assessing some dimensions of the conflict, these cultural and political analyses obscure a fundamental reality: that this war, like most of the wars that preceded it, is firmly rooted in geopolitical competition.

Complaint Prompts CIA to Curb Cookies
Here's one for the Fun With News section. I'm sure all of us worried about the unquestioned rebirth of COINTELPRO targeting innocent drug users are just paranoid Communists. It will be noted in your files.

The Books of the Month are:

"Stupid White Men" By Michael Moore
This fantastic book asks, and answers, many of the ignored questions about the brave new world of El Presidenté Bush. The fact that this book is number one on the New York Times Bestsellers List raises some questions about George W. Bush's much repeated "80% approval ratings." The fact that Mr. Moore can't get any media attention for his book by the "Liberal Media" also raises some interesting questions when we see the conservative book "Bias" all over our air waves.

We can always count on the Corporate owned Mass Media to warn us about the "Liberal Press" when they don't feel like discussing the truth.

"Blinded By The Right" By David Brock
When Hillary Clinton spoke of a "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" to destroy the Clinton administration, the "Liberal Media" unanimously declared her a paranoid nut case. Now that one of the conspirators has come forward to explain step-by-step how that right-wing conspiracy truly operated, the corporate conservative lapdogs don't seem to be laughing so hard.

Then again, the fact that many of those same conservative conspirators now fill prized positions in the Bush administration could mean the last laugh is on us.