A Kentucky Community Surrounded by Coal Ash

SOURCE:  Read More Here This week’s coal ash community profile was written by Elizabeth Irvin, a Sierra Club Apprentice. Ash about 20 feet over containment berm, 50 yards from residents’ homes in Riverside Gardens. Picture is taken from 2nd story window of resident’s house. Credit: Thomas Pearce, Sierra Club. For one weekend each year in … Continue reading A Kentucky Community Surrounded by Coal Ash

Why Won’t the Government Let James Stacy Tell the Truth?

James Dean Stacy wants to tell the truth during his upcoming federal trial. Too bad the government won’t let him.   Last September, Stacy, founder of the “Movement in Action” medical marijuana collective in San Diego county, had his shop raided just weeks after opening by agents with the DEA, who discovered dozens of cannabis … Continue reading Why Won’t the Government Let James Stacy Tell the Truth?

In Praise of Hemp

September 27, 2010 at 16:30:57   Promoted to Headline (H3) on 9/27/10: Permalink In Praise of Hemp Jim Prues (about the author)     Page 1 of 2 page(s) opednews.com For OpEdNews: Jim Prues - Writer Hemp by Hendrike   Hemp is the common name for cannabis, the first plant cultivated by humanity as we crept from … Continue reading In Praise of Hemp

Campaign Refresher: Jack’s Liquor Problem

The one thing that has been brought to the forefront of Kentucky politics lately is the issue of hemp and the possibility of the "gateway drug" marijuana. There are many variations of politicians. There are the ones who see growing hemp as the free market principles working and that in the history of Kentucky the … Continue reading Campaign Refresher: Jack’s Liquor Problem

Eliminate death penalty

By Donald Vish Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/05/1421608/eliminate-death-penalty.html#ixzz10kLyvV3N   The death penalty has become an embarrassment. Its administration has undermined public confidence in the way the justice system works. The best thing its supporters can say about it: It's not used very much. The modern history of the death penalty in Kentucky undercuts its credibility as a … Continue reading Eliminate death penalty

Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio

Friday, September 24, 2010  02:56 AM Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio By Alan Johnson Shortage of anesthetic has caused delays in killings in several states The company that makes the drug Ohio uses to execute condemned prisoners wants the state to stop killing people with its anesthetic. "Hospira provides these products because … Continue reading Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio

U.S. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

Published September 27, 2010 The Obama administration is developing plans that would require all Internet-based communication services -- such as encrypted BlackBerry e-mail, Facebook, and Skype -- to be capable of complying with federal wiretap orders, according to a report published Monday. National security officials and federal law enforcement argue their ability to eavesdrop on … Continue reading U.S. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

UN appoints “contact person” for Alien’s from other planets!!!

Read more here: The United Nations is set to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Mazlan Othman, the head of the U.N.'s little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), will describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the … Continue reading UN appoints “contact person” for Alien’s from other planets!!!

University of Kentucky Designated as Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

Message: 1 From: U.S. EPA <usaepa@govdelivery.com> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:47:41 -0500 (CDT) Subject: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4: Water News Releases Update: University of Kentucky Designated as Center of Excellence for Watershed Management University of Kentucky Designated as Center of Excellence for Watershed Management Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov (ATLANTA … Continue reading University of Kentucky Designated as Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

PROPOSITION 19, MONSANTO, AND GMO TERMINATOR CANNABIS

radicaljusticeman | September 9, 2010 - An article by D.M. Murdock written in August 2010 and entitled “Why hemp could save the world” states: Cannabis Skunk David Watson drug Genetic engineering monopoly patents control tax and regulate Money California backing no on marijuana legalization Proposition 19 Drug Policy Alliance MPP NORML George Soros Monsanto Bayer … Continue reading PROPOSITION 19, MONSANTO, AND GMO TERMINATOR CANNABIS

Transcript of the original 1942 United States Department of Agriculture Film, Hemp for Victory

(Please use link for more in-depth information) Hemp for Victory USDA, 1942 Transcript of the original 1942 United States Department of Agriculture Film, Hemp for Victory extolling some of the many uses of this ancient plant and premier world resource. Long ago when these ancient Grecian temples were new, hemp was already old in the … Continue reading Transcript of the original 1942 United States Department of Agriculture Film, Hemp for Victory

Colorado Patient Chris Bartkowicz Denied Medical Defense by Feds

http://www.theweedblog.com/colorado-patient-chris-bartkowicz-denied-medical-defense-by-feds/     This was sent to us from our friends in Denver. This is the same person who was busted basically as a result of an interview he did back in February for a local television station. Half of the “plants” he was caught with were not mature but the Feds still counted them … Continue reading Colorado Patient Chris Bartkowicz Denied Medical Defense by Feds

Three marijuana plants found in Floyd’s Knobs IN – You got to be kidding….

http://newsandtribune.com/local/x1535826570/Floyd-County-Sheriff-s-Department-cuts-down-marijuana-plants-in-Floyds-Knobs Police ask hunters to report any marijuana found By MATT THACKER Matt.Thacker@newsandtribune.com Matt.Thacker@newsandtribune.com Thu Sep 23, 2010, 02:09 AM EDT FLOYD COUNTY — The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana Conservation Officers cut down three marijuana plants Wednesday in the woods behind the 4400 block of Old Vincennes Road in Floyds Knobs.Capt. Jeff Topping … Continue reading Three marijuana plants found in Floyd’s Knobs IN – You got to be kidding….

Bad Drug War Bill Wrongfully Fast-Tracked for Vote TOMORROW

by Drug Policy Alliance on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 3:17pm House Democrats have scheduled a horrible drug war bill for a vote tomorrow (Wednesday). The Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2010 (H.R. 5231), written by Rep. Lamar Smith (a Republican drug war extremist), would expand problematic drug conspiracy laws, apply mandatory minimum … Continue reading Bad Drug War Bill Wrongfully Fast-Tracked for Vote TOMORROW

Hemp License In Eastern Kentucky

  21 September 2010 Hemp License In Eastern Kentucky compiled by Teresa Martin Klaiber September 2010 Hemp was needed for ropes and used in feed bags and bailing twine. Early Kentucky pioneers brought the seed from Virginia and set aside acres for production. Lewis Collins cited Nathan Burrows of Lexington as being the first to … Continue reading Hemp License In Eastern Kentucky

Well, ain’t no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation.

  Well, ain't no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation.   There have been a lot of excellent blogs recently on the enthusiasm gap among progressives, Democrats and even the Obama administration, and among climate movement activists in search of a play. Well, ain't no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation. … Continue reading Well, ain’t no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation.

Gene-Altered Fish Closer to Approval

By GAUTAM NAIK The U.S. has moved closer to approving a laboratory-tweaked salmon that grows twice as fast as conventional farmed fish and would become the first genetically modified animal to appear on American dinner plates. View Full Image Reuters The gene-altered salmon faces opposition from activists such as these in Washington last week. An … Continue reading Gene-Altered Fish Closer to Approval

Death Penalty Goes on Trial in North Carolina

By NATHAN KOPPEL Kenneth Bernard Rouse was sentenced to death after a jury found him guilty in 1992 of fatally stabbing 63-year-old Hazel Colleen Broadway. Police found her body in a North Carolina convenience store, the knife still in her neck. Associated Press Kenneth Bernard Rouse, in an undated photo, has challenged his death sentence … Continue reading Death Penalty Goes on Trial in North Carolina

Reader Letters | Marijuana miracles?

  The following is an excellent LTE to the CJ&T (Courier Journal & Times), in Louisville, Kentucky: Dr. Andrew Weil has an excellent article published on Huffington Post titled “Cannabis Rx: Cutting through the misinformation.” The article discusses the criminalization of cannabis to suppress the hemp trade and how cannabis extracts were widely used in … Continue reading Reader Letters | Marijuana miracles?

Hemp houses offer sustainability without sacrificing style

by Bryce Wolfe on September 16, 2010 Green Business   While the United States continues to ban the cultivation of industrial hemp because of its relationship to marijuana, other countries recognize the plant's considerable economic and environmental benefits. The soft, hardy fiber can be found in paper, clothing and, increasingly, in houses. In the United … Continue reading Hemp houses offer sustainability without sacrificing style