Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Growing hemp in the USA again

A Growing Trend

With recreational marijuana now legal in Colorado, small-scale pot shops will open up soon in places like Denver and Boulder. But that's not the only business that could get a boost: Large-scale commercial farmers may also be in line to benefit.

In the eyes of the federal government, growing cannabis is a violation of the Controlled Substances Act. Special Agent Paul Roach of the Drug Enforcement Administration says federal law does not distinguish between hemp and marijuana.

"It really doesn't matter whether it looks different or it looks the same," he says. "If it's the cannabis plant, it's in the Controlled Substances Act and, therefore, enforceable under federal drug law."

The Department of Justice says it's reviewing the legalization initiatives approved in Colorado and in Washington state. For now, the United States is the only industrialized country that bans hemp.

NPR Article

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sundance Film Festival 2013 Documentaries

Published on Jan 24, 2013
Amy Goodman interview

DemocracyNow.org - This year's Sundance Film Festival includes 28 feature-length documentaries from the United States and around the world, covering subjects including the story of WikiLeaks, abortion, the Egyptian revolution, immigration, covert U.S. wars, and many more. All five of the films nominated for the 2013 academy award for best documentary have premiered at Sundance -- "5 Broken Cameras," "The Gatekeepers," "How to Survive a Plague," "The Invisible War," and "Searching for Sugar Man." We're joined by Cara Mertes, director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Sundance Documentary Fund. "We're supporting a global, independent documentary movement," Mertes says.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Insaniac Buzzardwest

If anyone sees that large ugly guy in the middle, please let him know his doctor is waiting for his second brain transplant. First one didn't work. The blathering below was from before his first operation

I don´t care what u think
I don´t care if there were an earthquake or not
I was doin my own personal ***RED DRAGON***
nOW LEAVE mE aLoNe ............................. ya freakin hippies.

Jesh.............. and, I found two glaring errors
1. I opened the garage door and peeked out Buzz´s bad
2. Slammed the door, double locked it, grabbed my laptop, ran inside my secure house, double locked that door, and cried for help on ZAP my good
3. Received messages from trusted Mexpats their good
4. Mexpat hollers "all clear" from outside. our good
5. DMF Buzz can´t find key to get out of house Buzz real embarrassed
6. Other Mexpat calls on phone to check on health and remind me to sound the "ALL CLEAR" system for security good
7. Buzz has meeting with CPA to review glaring errors on Buzz´s part and reassures CPA that Mexpats can be trusted.
8. CPA asked if I was crazy.
9 Buzz assured CPA he was not crazy.

John Alexander
Starting this Blog so I don't have to post my personal life and trivia in my other Blogs that mainly are concerned with Mexico

The original reason for this Blog has changed a bit towards being political and exposing a few jerks that we run across in the news or in person. Hope some of you find it interesting.