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For your plastics, oil, textile and a bunch of others things, legalise hemp....
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
It has been more than a year since the Department of Interior announced that North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3 to 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation,.... Scientists Confirm U.S. Has World’s Biggest Oil Reserves
Originally posted by open_eyeballs
reply to post by Office 4256
You bet - Somalia stoic.
Funny. Even in the 1700s the lifestyle and technological advantages here in America and societal infrastructure was greater than that of todays Somalia.
So you mind giving any sort of credence to that blunt uninformed statement?
As soon as the American people had the smallest clue what they would give up, they would hang you from the nearest lamp post.
Wrong again mate...(in my opinion.... )
As soon as America realizes it doesnt need the 500 billion dollars worth of useless crap that America gets barraged with you would see an awakening like no other by the very Americans that pawn that very same crap.
Just a question, but why are so many Americans so fascinated with eighteenth-century ideas?
Not hardly 18th century. These ideas go back quite a ways..Since before the Roman Empire when Greek city states put different trade embargos and things of that sort on outside goods coming into their economies...
Where they gave a crap about freeing the people outside their borders. Until there was an outside threat that threatened all of them; their militarys were very isolated...
There is a reason soverignty is underminded by the rich elite...to help spur globalization and keep their pockets lined with gold...
You can be for this way of the elitist attitude or a more traditional sense wher everyone can benefit...not the select few... The way everyone benefits is starting with your home and building a foundation there first. Not building a foundation outide your borders so the people can buy cheaply made crap... Who does this benefit? The laborer who makes 25 cents an hour or the executives of the corporations who have taken advantage of the non-existant labor laws in the porr countries?
No matter how you look at it, exploitation is proliferated in todays world economies...
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[edit on 18-8-2009 by open_eyeballs]
Originally posted by Dermo
Isolationism has never worked and will never work.. especially with the world markets, countries and people as interconnected as they are at the moment.
It would send the US back to the stone age as well as damaging the Global economy quite a bit. When the US finally emerge to the open market again, it will be a decade behind the rest of the developed world.
Finally, don't you think that if you stopped importing, other countries would stop importing your products and begin to ban your franchise exports etc?
What kind of problems do you think this would cause?