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If you think powering cars on compressed air isfar out? How about building stronger-than-steel auto bodiesfrom low cost, easy-to-grow plant material. It's not a theory. Henry Ford himself did it - and then the technologydisappeared.

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Janet Solomon (231)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 1:03 am
"Even Henry Ford was shut down


No less an industrial and financial titan than Henry Ford demonstrated that the plant hemp could be transformed into a lightweight material stronger than steel.

The perfect material for car bodies.

Who needs steel?

Maybe the guys who owned all the iron ore and coal fields (the Rockefeller syndicate) needed steel which is why for decades this simple technological possibility has been denied to us."

Kathleen R (983)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 1:30 am
I heard of this long ago then it seemed to disappear. It is GREAT that perhaps, the time has come for acceptance!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 4:54 am
Noted. Thank you Janet.

Raymond M Burton (156)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 5:28 am
You go Janet ! Hemp also challenged and beat "King Cotton" as a versitile fiber. It grows well on marginal land. Of course it had to go!.

Marion Y (322)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 8:00 am
Hemp could solve so many of our problems and this is a good one. Thanks Janet!

Peace Monger (185)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 10:29 am
Below is an excerpt from on the many 'uses' for industrial hemp...

BMW is experimenting with hemp materials in automobiles as part of an effort to make cars more recyclable.

Seeking to put more environment-friendly materials in its cars, Daimler-Benz may replace fiberglass matte with industrial hemp. [See Popular Mechanics “Putting Cannabis Into Cars.”]

Rudolph Diesel designed his namesake engine to run on vegetable oils, including hempseed oil.

Thanx Janet for keeping this valuable eco-friendly plant and its many uses in the news!

John S (4)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 12:33 pm
Time to release the idea of hemp as a "bad plant"...Hoping the society in which I live will get over the puritan ideologies. Loving the earth and seeking to benevolent to all is the need of the hour. Namaste'

Sir Walk F (124)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 2:08 pm
jack herer's "the emperor wears no Clothes" is a great book about DuPont and the criminalization of hemp, for those not familiar with it...

you can read the whole thing online here:

as for this link, i don wonder how one compresses the air. did i miss that? What energy input is needed?

Faith M (161)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 4:45 pm
noted and thanx

Pierre Lefeuvre (7)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 5:35 pm
Are we not getting tired of being lied to and exploited by our elites?
A general strike from all of us is what we must do.

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 6:42 pm
I remember a commercial about indestructable nylons and I was like wow, if I got a pair of those I'd never have to buy another pair. Yes, it was too could you sell off the market they went real fast and only saw the commerical twice. There are so many better things out there but they keep them from us for there are the few who make the decisions as to what we will have, when we will have it, or if we will have it. So much is hidden from the average person.

Gregory S (257)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 8:49 pm
Excellent posting. I had seen the car a long time ago but forgotten the durable quality of the material. This is a good reminder. Thank you.

Michael Owens (1647)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 9:16 pm
Bring the Car on welcome

Peace Monger (185)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 10:22 pm
The up side of hemp is that if legalised for farmers to grow, the farmers who struggle with their yearly crops could rotate their annual crops with hemp and turn a profit.
Recently I read that the US is the biggest importer of hemp, with France being the leading exporter of hemp. If the US allowed farmers to grow hemp, think of the jobs and industry which would grow (pardon the pun) from that legalisation! It truly is a 'no brainer' for the US govt to legalise the growing of industrialised hemp!
HEMP- the little plant that could and should!

Heather Gregory (98)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 10:47 pm
Maybe once Obama gets into office things might take a turn for the better. Hemp would be an awesome resource if we were allowed to grow it legally. It's completely idiotic that farmers aren't allowed to grow something that could be such a potential cash crop and huge benefit for everyone.

Peace Monger (185)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 10:56 pm
It's not just the obvious benefits, hemp crops don't require the petro-chemical fertilisers or other chemicals to grow; in fact, by rotating crops, farmers see better soil management from growing hemp because the roots of the plant break up the soil which benefits other crops.

I urge everyone who believes US farmers should be allowed to grow hemp to write Pres-elect Obama and urge him to legalise the growing of hemp in the US! (I have!) :D

Terri M (14)
Sunday December 7, 2008, 11:00 pm
Take the onus off Industrial Hemp by deleting the "cannabis" tag ! Industrial Hemp can be used for a vast variety of products, including cooking flour, Omega 3 Protein, which vegetarians need, any type of weaving for clothing, building bricks, and yes, it can be made as strong as steel. It is a plant which can be harvested decades faster than forest trees, requires little water or care, less land to grow crops, and can flourish in poor soils. Of course the Timber Industry killed the hemp industry many decades ago. Now, due to Global warming trends and overpopulation destroying habitat areas and utilizing farmlands, Industrial Hemp surely makes the best sense. Industrial Hemp must be legalized immediately.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 8, 2008, 8:02 am

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David Nisbet (5)
Monday December 8, 2008, 12:22 pm
Thanks Janet.

serge v (278)
Monday December 8, 2008, 2:02 pm
GO HEMP, thx janet.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 10, 2008, 10:09 am
We have been fooled for so long...!

Nature can provide everything we need in a safe, sustainable way...

It's those at the top of the economic hierarchy who are preventing humankind from taking the next step and evolve!

Can you imagine:
Cheap, renewable energy?
Organic food for everyone?
No need to research on animals?
No need to take so many drugs if the traditional and alternative medicines were to join each other in order to truly heal patients instead of making huge profits at their expense?
If there would be no more reasons to make wars?

And I could go on...

Can you imagine the quantity of corporations that would go bankrupt?
Can you imagine the 'bushes' of this world without power?

Well, they can't allow that to happen can they?
NO! And thus they create an alleged economic crisis and explicitly rob us all!
Were they all so stupid not to see this crisis coming their way? With all this technology and real time information? Yeah right!!

And now they all want money from the governments - have your governments given any money to help you? Mine hasn't!!!

And it's all our fault because we have let them 'zombify' us for way too long!

I have decided, no more!!! I will make my own decisions and I will think for myself no matter how hard they try to blind me with fear, lies, frustration and despair.

This is our time! We must fight back! We are too many, they are just a few and still they control us!
So, it's about time we take that control back to us...


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