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HEMPONAL – INDUSTRIAL HEMP BASED ETHANOL FUELS: “Hemp Fuel—The Way Out of Foreign Oil Dependency!” REFUEL AMERICA CAMPAIGN PT. 1 “Google, Mainstream Media Censorship Level [High/Active]”

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According to the Department of Energy, hemp as a biomass fuel producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Development of bio-fuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Hemp Produces the Most Biomass of Any Plant on Earth.

Hemp is at least four times richer in biomass/cellulose potential than its nearest rivals: cornstalks, sugarcane, kenaf, trees, etc.

Hemp produces the most biomass of any crop, which is why it is the natural choice for an energy crop. Hemp converts the sun’s energy into cellulose faster than any other plant, through photosynthesis. Hemp can produce 10 tons of biomass per acre every four months. Enough energy could be produced on 6% of the land in the U.S. to provide enough energy for our entire country (cars, heat homes, electricity, industry) — and we use 25% of the world’s energy.

To put which in perspective, right now we pay farmers not to grow on 6% (around 90 million acres) of the farming land, while another 500 million acres of marginal farmland lies fallow. This land could be used to grow hemp as an energy crop.

Conclusion

The most important aspect of industrial hemp farming, the most compelling thing hemp offers us, is fuel. Right now we are depleting our reserves of petroleum and buying it up from other countries. It would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.

Petroleum fuel increases carbon monoxide in the atmosphere and contributes heavily to global warming and the greenhouse effect, which could lead to global catastrophe in the next 50 years if these trends continue. Do you want to find out if they are right, or do you want to grow the most cost effective and environmentally safe fuel source on the planet?

Using hemp as an energy and rotation crop would be a great step in the right direction.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil has historically been used as lamp oil. It is said to shine the brightest of all lamp oils. Hemp seed oil lit the lamps of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham the prophet, and was used in the legendary lamps of Aladdin.

Anything which can be made from fossil fuels can be made from an organic substance like hemp. Toxic petrochemicals can be replaced with hemp oil.

Hemp oil can be made into anything with an oil base, including paint, varnish, detergent, solvent, and lubricating oil. The advantage of these product is that they are earth friendly and biodegradable, and do not destroy ecosystems around them like petrochemicals do.

Until the 1930s most paint and varnishes were made with non-toxic hemp oil. Hemp paint provides superior coating because hemp oil soaks into and preserves wood, due to its high resistance to water.

Hemp oil is a good base for non-toxic printing inks. Soy is currently made into inks, but soy ink requires more processing and takes longer to dry than hemp oil based inks.

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Hemp fuels- Environmentally friendly fuel sources

The basics: Hemp can provide two types of fuel.
1. Hemp biodiesel – made from the oil of the (pressed) hemp seed.
2. Hemp ethanol/methanol – made from the fermented stalk.

To clarify further, ethanol is made from such things as grains, sugars, starches, waste paper and forest products, and methanol is made from woody/pulp matter. Using processes such as gasification, acid hydrolysis and enzymes, hemp can be used to make both ethanol and methanol.

In this day of oil wars, peak oil (and the accompanying soaring prices), climate change and oil spills such as the one in the gulf by BP, it’s more important than ever to promote sustainable alternatives such as hemp ethanol. Hemp turns out to be the most cost-efficient and valuable of all the fuel crops we could grow on a scale that could fuel the world.

And as it turns out, the whole reason for hemp prohibition – and alcohol prohibition – may have been a fuel the realization that OIL production is threatened by any competing fuel source, especially one that requires no modifications to your car!

What is Hemp Biodiesel?
Hemp biodiesel is the name for a variety of ester based oxygenated fuels made from hemp oil. The concept of using vegetable oil as an engine fuel dates back to 1895 when Dr. Rudolf Diesel developed the first diesel engine to run on vegetable oil. Diesel demonstrated his engine at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 using peanut oil as fuel. Hemp biodiesel come from the pressing of the hemp seeds to extract the oil. Through a process explained here , hemp biodiesel can be made.

Hemp biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp. With over 30 million successful U.S. road miles hemp biodiesel could be the answer to our cry for renewable fuel sources. Learning more about renewable fuels does not mean we should not cut back on consumption but does help address the environmental affects of our choices. There is more to hemp as a renewable fuel source than you know

Why Hemp Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine.
It can be stored anywhere that petroleum diesel fuel is stored. Biodiesel is safe to handle and transport because it is as biodegradable as sugar, 10 times less toxic than table salt, and has a high flashpoint of about 300 F compared to petroleum diesel fuel, which has a flash point of 125 F.
Biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp.
Biodiesel is a proven fuel with over 30 million successful US road miles, and over 20 years of use in Europe.
When burned in a diesel engine, biodiesel replaces the exhaust odor of petroleum diesel with the pleasant smell of hemp, popcorn or french fries.
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel in the US to complete EPA Tier I Health Effects Testing under section 211(b) of the Clean Air Act, which provide the most thorough inventory of environmental and human health effects attributes that current technology will allow.
Biodiesel is 11% oxygen by weight and contains no sulfur.
The use of biodiesel can extend the life of diesel engines because it is more lubricating than petroleum diesel fuel, while fuel consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque are relatively unaffected by biodiesel.
The Congressional Budget Office, Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and others have determined that biodiesel is the low cost alternative fuel option for fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act.
Click here to view one method of making biodiesel with hemp seed oil

6 comments
Carol
I also hear that hemp makes a better paper than trees, and of course, is much more easily renewed as a yearly crop. It yields hugely!

Posted on 5 July, 2012
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Dennis Cook
I’d say it makes good paper. Just pull out your wallet and look at your good old US bills, made out of hemp so as to be resilient. One of them also has an old hemp farmer on the front. George Washington LOL.

Posted on 29 August, 2013
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Ted
The food based Ethanol and Tobacco Lobbies along with the Religious right will never allow hemp and hemp oils to be used or legalized.

Posted on 22 July, 2012
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Robert Milton
I am trying to get a hold of 1 – 2 galons of hemp bio-fuel can anyone point me in a good direction. I know the government won’t like it but I believe we can persuade them through flooding the market with inventions and apparatuses that need the fuel. I know most americans are ignorant to the huge power capabilities and uses for the is product. I do not smoke, but do not judge those who do. I also do not believe that it is a gateway drug. Ignorance is a gateway drug. Any help with the Hemp fuel would be great. Vote out Obama and save this country.

Posted on 27 August, 2012
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Cunanan

http://www.hemp.com/hemp-education/uses-of-hemp/hemp-fuel/

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Why is hemp off the biofuel menu?
With recent reports downplaying the possibility of biofuels as a solution to climate change, Giulio Sica wonders why there has been no mention of hemp as an alternative crop

Why has hemp been ignored as a biofuel?

The Royal Society, the European Commission and the UK government have all managed, in the last few days, to take the wind out of the sails of the biofuel industry, publishing reports that suggest biofuels could be causing more harm than good, the crops not being as environmentally friendly as first thought, with the Commons environmental audit committee calling for a moratorium on biofuel targets until more research can be done.

What struck me as astonishing about these reports is that they all managed to ignore the one crop which has been successfully used for many years to create bioethanol and biodiesel, is environmentally friendlier to produce than sugar beet, palm oil, corn or any of the crops mentioned in the report and can grow in practically any temperate to hot climate leaving the ground in better condition than when it was planted.

That plant is hemp.

Last year, the Conservative MP David Maclean tabled a question to the then environment secretary, Ian Pearson, asking what assessment had been made about the potential to grow hemp as a biofuel crop in England. Pearson responded:

Research into the potential of hemp as a biofuel crop suggests it is not currently competitive compared to other sources of biomass. However, hemp does have a number of high-value end uses. For example, as a fibre crop it is used in car panels, construction and as horse bedding. In addition, hempseed oil is used in food, cosmetics and various industrial applications. As a result, there is little interest in this country at present in growing it for biofuel production.
So the government cannot point to ignorance of hemp’s uses, which makes hemp’s omission from any of the recent reports even more perplexing.

The fact that hemp does not need to have land cleared to grow it, grows faster than any of the crops currently used and leaves the ground in a better state when it is harvested should surely be enough for it to be considered a perfect crop to offset the carbon currently produced by fossil fuels and by the less efficient biofuels currently being so roundly criticised by the various official research bodies.

The influential Biodiesel magazine reported last year on the cultivation of hemp as a biofuel and it too could only point to its lack of economic competitiveness (due to its minimal production) as a reason for not seeing it as a viable biofuel. But surely if it was mass-produced, this one drawback could be overcome and its many benefits as an efficient biofuel could be harnessed.

As far as research and implementation of hemp for biofuel, the US is way ahead of Europe and there are a range of websites dedicated to the use of hemp as a fuel for cars.

In the UK, companies such as Hemp Global Solutions have been set up very much with climate change and the reduction of carbon emissions in mind, but there is little, if any, research in this country that has looked into the viability of the hemp plant as a fuel for cars.

So why was there not a single mention of this miracle crop, that, in addition to being able to be used as fuel, can also be used as paper, cloth, converted into plastic and is a rich food source containing high levels of protein?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2008/jan/28/whyishempoffthebiofuelme

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The Search for Automotive Independence and Sustainable Transport

Automobiles have become an integral part of life over the past century. Unfortunately, the idea of sustainable transport wasn’t considered until more recently. Limited performance models powered by hydro motors and those operating on electricity were quickly forsaken for the power and convenience of gasoline and diesel engines.

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This is not the answer to sustainable transport. Photo by: BrockVicky

Why Petroleum Based Fuels Are Not the Answer

According to the American Petroleum Association, spills and leaks from offshore drilling rigs contaminate the oceans with nearly 15 million gallons of oil per year. Oil rigs pose a number of environmental hazards to the water and animals surrounding them, as well as those working on the rigs – not to mention the fact that petroleum is a nonrenewable resource that may or may not be available in the future.

Obviously, our dependency on gasoline is something that must be overcome. The potential of electricity, hydrogen power, and alternative fuels are once again being examined by car manufacturers around the globe – and this time, the future for sustainable transport is bright.

Biofuels and Ethanol – A Quick Fix or a Solution?

The importance of biofuel and biodiesel have been considered for nearly 3 decades, but has seen much more attention since 2006. Several countries have put plans in place to convert fuel use to bio-alternatives within the next few years. These alternative fuel options are much cleaner than petrol-based fuel without the harsh impact and hazards associated with drilling, but ethanol-based biofuels have their share of environmental concerns as well.

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Photo by Jeffrey Beall

First-generation biofuels typically convert naturally-grown plants into ethanol or vegetable oil – then it is processed into fuel. These crops, and the process of photosynthesis, remove carbons from the air and are thought to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 20% over conventional fuels.

Biofuel production has seen quite a bit of controversy for a number of reasons, but primarily because corn and grain crops are cultivated strictly for ethanol or vegetable oil production – thus detracting from our global food supply. Increased demand to meet the needs of both food use and ethanol or oil production has created a significant rise in food costs.

The most recent debate over the worth of biofuels may be the greatest concern – recent studies have found that ethanol production for fuel may actually accelerate global warming, causing more harm than good in the long run. Acres and acres of land have been converted from the carbon-reducing forests and grasslands they once were to crops of soy, corn, or sugarcane for biofuel. Scientists estimate that palm oil plantations in Indonesia will require more than 400 years to actually benefit the world.

Beyond First-Gen Biomass Fuels

Corn, sugarcane, soybeans, and other consumable crops are not the only option for biofuel production. Perennial plants cultivated on already degraded farm land is one option currently being examined – the key to sustainable transport is finding a solution that will not alter the natural cycle of the environment.

The possibilities for biomass are seemingly endless – some options may include:

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Human fat.
Wood biomass, using mulch and trimmings from preventive plant care – like SunFuel currently under testing by Volkswagen.
Dirty diapers.
Biodegradable algae fuel.
Synthetic microorganisms.
And other strange fuel alternatives.

* ADMIN NOTE: Funny how “They-MSM” mention Human Fat and Dirty Diapers, but leave out Hemp/Industrial Hemp as a Biomass Source. 🙂
* Hemp Produces the Most Biomass of Any Plant on Earth.
* Hemp is at least four times richer in biomass/cellulose potential than its nearest rivals: cornstalks, sugarcane, kenaf, trees, etc.
* Hemp produces the most biomass of any crop, which is why it is the natural choice for an energy crop.

Hybrid and Electric Success

From tax-incentives and reduced bank loan rates to the freedom of driving in any HOV lane regardless of occupancy, hybrid vehicles are thought by many to be one of the biggest advancements in sustainable transport. Today’s hybrids greatly reduce emissions, are much roomier than early models – check out the Lexus RX Luxury Utility Vehicle, and can go much further and faster on a charge. Unfortunately, typical hybrid vehicles still depend on gasoline.

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The sleek and green Tesla Roadster. Photo by Jurvetson

Advancements in battery technology have paved the way for 100% electric cars, completely independent of nonrenewable fuels. The Tesla Roadster features all the fun and excitement of a luxury sports car – 0 to 60 in 3.9 and a top speed of 125 – for less than 2 cents per mile.

Electric cars may play a big role in the future of sustainable transport but there are still disadvantages that will need to be overcome before electric power is the answer.

The battery that powers hybrids and electric cars pose the greatest threat. Lead batteries are extremely dangerous in accidents while lithium-ion batteries can cause greater fire hazards. Disposing of these toxic components can also create environmental dangers.
Electric cars require charging, just like your laptop and mobile phone. Limited driving around town is ideal, but longer commutes, vacationing, and other drives will require plug-in stations that are currently few and far between.
The Power of Nature Meets Modern Transport

There are many other possibilities currently being tested in the world of transportation. Hydrogen powered vehicles are already on the road but are still quite costly to manufacture and to operate. Solar power is another viable option for the future.

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Solar panels eliminate oil dependency. Photo by Borman818

From the strange and disgusting materials considered for biomass fuel to the natural rays of sunlight needed for solar power, the options available for alternative fuel and sustainable transport are amazing – and there is still so much more to discover as we search for automotive independence. What do you consider to be the most viable option for renewable fuel? What is the most unusual?

http://ecoble.com/2008/10/29/the-search-for-automotive-independence-and-sustainable-transport/

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Automotive Independence And Sustainable Transport

Ethanol Cars
Vehicles fueled by bioethanol have been in use for many years in North and South America. Today, there is a wide range of bioethanol models and car brands available on the European market.

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Flexible Fuel Vehicles, FFVs, are capable of running on a blend of so-called E85 (85% bio-ethanol and 15% petrol), petrol only, or any mix of both in one fuel tank. This makes them truly flexible, both in terms of the choice/availability of fuel, in and customer operation.

The use of bio-ethanol, in combination with FFV technology, can lead to a 70 percent reduction in overall carbon dioxide emissions compared to a traditional petrol engine.

http://ecoble.com/2008/10/29/the-search-for-automotive-independence-and-sustainable-transport/

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Available FFV Models
Many major car manufacturers are today making ethanol cars a part of their normal production lines. The market is growing and in 2008 almost 79,000 FFVs were sold in the EU.

Sweden had the largest market with a sales of about 60 000 FFV, followed by Germany, Netherlands and France. Across Europe, the market for FFVs is growing steadily. Today a wide range of manufacturers are offering FFV models on the EU market. The FFVs are available in various models ranging from SUVs, light freight vehicles to large and small passenger cars. However, the availability of brands and car models varies considerably within the EU depending on the market development.

Country Available FFV brands (beginning of 2009)
Austria:
Ford, Renault, Saab, Volvo
Belgium & Luxembourg: Saab, Volvo
Denmark: Ford, Saab
France: Cadillac, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Lotus, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Volvo
Germany: Ford, Saab, Skoda, Volvo
Ireland: Citroen, Ford, Renault, Saab, Volvo
Italy: Ford, Saab, Volvo
Netherlands: Cadillac, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Saab, Volvo
Poland: Ford
Spain: Citroen, Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Volvo
Sweden: Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Volvo VW
Switzerland: Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Ford, Renault, Saab, Volvo
United Kingdom: Citroen, Ford, Renault, Saab, Volvo
Total Europe: Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dacia, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Volvo VW

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Automaker Announces Hemponal Powered Vehicle
March 24, 2012The EditorLeave a commentGo to comments

DETROIT, MI (USA)

GM in attempt to go greener than any of its rivals announced the successful test run of the THC, a car that runs on mixture of traditional gasoline and hemp. GM explained that by using hemp as part of its “Go Green” initiative they plan to put the “High” in Hybrid. Although the car will emit exhaust fumes the only expected consequence is some passersby might experience a craving for Cheese Nachos, Pringles and baked goods. GM said it plans to use the technology for mass transit devices and has already gotten an order from an unnamed city for the vehicle they are calling the “Canni-bus.” The automaker has set a target date of 2014 to release three different sizes of the Hemponal Vehicle: The Cheech, The Chong, and the Snoop DeVille.

Paul Lander is Writer/Prod and Consultant Producer of XM/Sirius’s “Hey, Get Off My Lawn.”

http://globalnewsnetwork.us/2012/03/24/automaker-announces-hemponal-powered-vehicle/

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HEMP FACTS

Here is an interesting and enlightening assortment of hemp facts:

1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and U.S. farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.

3) Hemp seed is nutritious and contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is a good source of dietary fiber. Hemp seed is not psychoactive and cannot be used as a drug (learn more at TestPledge.com).

4) The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers, which are among the Earth’s longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose. The cellulose and hemi-cellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds. Hemp stalk is not psychoactive. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber.

5) According to the Department of Energy, hemp as a biomass fuel producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Development of bio-fuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

6) Hemp can be grown organically. Only eight, out of about one hundred known pests, cause problems, and hemp is most often grown without herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp is also a natural weed suppressor due to fast growth of the canopy.

7) Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce wastewater contamination. Hemp’s low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and its creamy color lends itself to environmentally-friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds. Less bleaching results in less dioxin and fewer chemical by-products.

8) Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used. Hemp paper more than 1,500 years old has been found. Hemp paper can also be recycled more times than wood-based paper.

9) Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard. No additional resins are required due to naturally-occurring lignins.

10) Eco-friendly hemp can replace most toxic petrochemical products. Research is being done to use hemp in manufacturing biodegradable plastic products: plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from the oil, to name a very few examples. Over two million cars on the road today have hemp composite parts for door panels, dashboards, luggage racks, etc.

Countries Growing Industrial Hemp Today
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not recognize the value of industrial hemp and permit its production. Below is a list of other countries that are more rational when it comes to hemp policy.

AUSTRALIA began research trials in Tasmania in 1995. Victoria commercial production since1998. New South Wales has research. In 2002, Queensland began production. Western Australia licensed crops in 2004.

AUSTRIA has a hemp industry including production of hemp seed oil, medicinals and Hanf magazine.

CANADA started to license research crops in 1994. In addition to crops for fiber, one seed crop was licensed in 1995. Many acres were planted in 1997. Licenses for commercial agriculture saw thousands of acres planted in 1998. 30,000 acres were planted in 1999. In 2000, due to speculative investing, 12,250 acres were sown. In 2001, 92 farmers grew 3,250 acres. A number of Canadian farmers are now growing organically-certified hemp crops (6,000 acres in 2003 and 8,500 acres in 2004, yielding almost four million pounds of seed).

CHILE has grown hemp in the recent past for seed oil production.

CHINA is the largest exporter of hemp textiles. The fabrics are of excellent quality. Medium density fiber board is also now available. The Chinese word for hemp is “ma.”

DENMARK planted its first modern hemp trial crops in 1997. The country is committed to utilizing organic methods.

FINLAND had a resurgence of hemp in 1995 with several small test plots. A seed variety for northern climates was developed called Finola, previously know by the breeder code “FIN-314.” In 2003, Finola was accepted to the EU list of subsidized hemp cultivars. Hemp has never been prohibited in Finland. The Finnish word for hemp is “hamppu.”

FRANCE has never prohibited hemp and harvested 10,000 tons of fiber in 1994. France is a source of low-THC-producing hemp seed for other countries. France exports high quality hemp oil to the U.S. The French word for hemp is “chanvre.”

GERMANY banned hemp in 1982, but research began again in 1992, and many technologies and products are now being developed, as the ban was lifted on growing hemp in November, 1995. Food, clothes and paper are also being made from imported raw materials. Mercedes and BMW use hemp fiber for composites in door panels, dashboards, etc. The German word for hemp is “hanf.”

GREAT BRITAIN lifted hemp prohibition in 1993. Animal bedding, paper and textiles markets have been developed. A government grant was given to develop new markets for natural fibers. 4,000 acres were grown in 1994. Subsidies of 230 British pounds per acre are given by the government to farmers for growing hemp.

HUNGARY is rebuilding their hemp industry, and is one of the biggest exporters of hemp cordage, rugs and fabric to the U.S. They also export hemp seed, paper and fiberboard. The Hungarian word for hemp is “kender.”

INDIA has stands of naturalized Cannabis and uses it for cordage, textiles and seed.

ITALY has invested in the resurgence of hemp, especially for textile production. 1,000 acres were planted for fiber in 2002. Giorgio Armani grows its own hemp for specialized textiles.

JAPAN has a rich religious tradition involving hemp, and custom requires that the Emperor and Shinto priests wear hemp garments in certain ceremonies, so there are small plots maintained for these purposes. Traditional spice mixes also include hemp seed. Japan supports a thriving retail market for a variety of hemp products. The Japanese word for hemp is “asa.”

NETHERLANDS is conducting a four-year study to evaluate and test hemp for paper, and is developing specialized processing equipment. Seed breeders are developing new strains of low-THC varieties. The Dutch word for hemp is “hennep.”

NEW ZEALAND started hemp trials in 2001. Various cultivars are being planted in the north and south islands.

POLAND currently grows hemp for fabric and cordage and manufactures hemp particle board. They have demonstrated the benefits of using hemp to cleanse soils contaminated by heavy metals. The Polish word for hemp is “konopij.”

ROMANIA is the largest commercial producer of hemp in Europe. 1993 acreage was 40,000 acres. Some of it is exported to Hungary for processing. They also export hemp to Western Europe and the U.S. The Romanian word for hemp is “cinepa.”

RUSSIA maintains the largest hemp germplasm collection in the world at the N.I. Vavilov Scientific Research Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) in St. Petersburg. They are in need of funding to maintain and support the collection. The Russian word for hemp is “konoplya.”

SLOVENIA grows hemp and manufactures currency paper.

SPAIN has never prohibited hemp, produces rope and textiles, and exports hemp pulp for paper. The Spanish word for hemp is “cañamo.”

SWITZERLAND is a producer of hemp and hosts one of the largest hemp trade events, Cannatrade.

TURKEY has grown hemp for 2,800 years for rope, caulking, birdseed, paper and fuel. The Turkish word for hemp is “kendir.”

UKRAINE, EGYPT, KOREA, PORTUGAL and THAILAND also produce hemp.

UNITED STATES granted the first hemp permit in over 40 years to Hawaii for an experimental quarter-acre plot in 1999. The license was renewed, but the project has since been closed due to DEA stalling tactics and related funding problems. Importers and manufacturers have thrived using imported raw materials. 22 states have introduced legislation, including VT, HI, ND, MT, MN, IL, VA, NM, CA, AR, KY, MD, WV and ME, addressing support, research or cultivation with bills or resolutions. The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) has endorsed industrial hemp for years.

Bibliography
Chris Conrad, “Hemp: Lifeline to the Future”

Jack Frazier, “The Great American Hemp Industry”

Hemptech, “Industrial Hemp” and “Hemp Horizons”

http://www.thehia.org/facts.html

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SECRET APOLLO 20 MISSION: NASA Photo Is Proof Of Apollo 20 Mission, Aliens And Large Mothership 1.5 Billion Years Ago!

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NASA Photo is proof of Apollo 20 mission, photo from Apollo Image Atlas, UFO Sighting And Paranormal News.
Written By Scott C. Waring

While looking at the NASA Apollo Image Atlas I noticed this long UFO in one of the craters. Now this is an official NASA photo in their archives and thus cannot be disputed or debunked. Look at the photos below of the long ancient spaceship in this photo. I also wrote about this ship in both my books Dragons of Asgard and UFO Sightings of 2006-2011. I my UFO book I wrote an entire chapter on it. Look at these photos.

If you have doubts that this UFO mother ship exists please visit the NASA page at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/frame/?AS15-P-9625 and look at the center area of the photo. To better see it copy and paste to your computer and enlarge it 2-5 times.

It is amazing isn’t it? You see, the Apollo missions were suppose to go to 20 or 21, but due to budget cuts they stopped at Apollo 17 moon mission. The truth is…they did Apollo missions 18-20 as covertly as possible. It is said that the Apollo 20 mission went inside this mothership and harvested the technology that they could find, including its alien pilot who was naked, but covered in clear wax like coating. They said she was not dead and not living, but in between. She was found attached to the pilot controls with several hoses going into her body.

Below video is the alien pilot woman they found and took the hoses out of her body and took her into the Landing Module (LM)

These videos were from the Apollo 20 mission. Apollo 20 was a covert Apollo missions to the moon to retrieve ancient alien technology. I’ll be the first to admit this really seems ridiculous on first glance, but if you do a little research into William Rutledge’s story, then you begin to see that NASA has been hiding the truth for a long time, editing what we are allowed to know and not know.

Below video is a close up of the mothership in Deporte crater, these videos were released by William Rutledge, an astronaut on the Apollo mission who now lives in Rwanda.

The video below shows the path of impact from the crashed mothership. The direction from which it came and the first point of impact.

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SOURCE: Entire Post/Article – [ ufosightingsdaily.com ]

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INSECTOID ALIENS: The Seven Alien Races Here On Earth Now – Fox News

Rule #1: We Humans, are all of Alien Descent.
Rule #2: They have all been here longer than us.
Rule #3: They all consider this planet theirs, not ours (Humans).
Rule #4: They all consider Humans vastly Inferior, little more than animals. And the way we behave sometimes, it’s really hard to argue against. But we are growing up and becoming awakened, slowly but surely.

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August 16, 1945. San Antonio, New Mexico
Source: http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case852.htm

Reme Baca, Jose Padilla. “Praying Mantis” described on CoastToCoastAM interview.

Padilla described the crash as sounding like a sonic boom, and thought it could have been an atomic bomb test. The crashed object, he said, was around 35 ft. in diameter, and 15 ft. high. Baca said they witnessed thin-bodied creatures inside the craft, resembling “praying mantises,” while Padilla characterized them as three little men who were rushing back and forth like they were injured. The boys returned to the crash site two days later with adults, and the creatures were gone, but the craft was still there.

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Source: Glimpses of Other Realities, Vol. I. 1994 by Linda Moulton Howe

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Praying mantis-creature encountered around noon time by David Huggins at Georgia farm when he was eight in 1950. He associated entity with small, grey beings, which David thought were androids programmed to do work for the praying mantis and tall humanoids.

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November 26, 1972. Near Zamora, California
Source: http://www.ufoinfo.com/humanoid/humanoid1972.shtml
Source: http://www.nicap.org/waves/1972fullrep.htm
Source: Dr William McCall & Prof Alvin Lawson

Judy Kendall. Present were five entities of frightening appearance; with insect like eyes and a pale, or white translucent skin through which was visible a number of red veins. They wore an outfit with a turtleneck top that apparently concealed the lower portion of their faces. She is told that no harm will come to her but the voice does not appear to be spoken normally, sounding more like it came through a megaphone.

NICAP: Nov. 26, 1972; Bt. Bedoga Bay and Woodland, CA
Judy Kendall abduction, three types of beings (UFOE II, Section XIII).

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1973. Cooksville, Maryland
Source: http://www.ufoinfo.com/humanoid/humanoid1973.shtml
Source: Patrick Huyghe, The Field Guide To Extraterrestrials

Mike Shea was driving toward Olney to meet a friend when about 15 minutes outside of Baltimore he noticed a beam of light strike a barn 150 feet from his car. He then saw a huge hovering object with a ring of alternating red & yellow lights. The object was totally silent.

When the beam of light shut off Shea became fearful. He felt something coming up behind him. Suddenly he saw the object overhead and felt an electric current running down his spine. The next thing he knew he was feeling quite relaxed and was approaching his destination. He had somehow lost two hours of time. Years later under hypnotic regression he remembered seeing four figures standing at the side of the road.

He then realized the figures were creatures dressed in a black kind of plastic armor. They had black faces and appeared to be wearing helmets with a line down the middle that came to a point. The beings looked like huge grasshoppers with long arms and bowed legs. Three of the creatures were large.

The fourth one was small and wore a black silky suit with a zipper up the front, somehow this being seemed “ancient” to the witness. He then saw a large shiny craft hovering nearby emitting a low whirring sound and a smaller craft on the ground. Eventually he was taken inside one of the crafts, put on a table, and examined. Various organic samples were collected from his body.

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November 18, 1980. Cambridge, Ontario Canada
Source: http://www.ufoinfo.com/humanoid/humanoid1980.shtml
Source: Bonnie Wheeler, Cambridge UFO Research Group, Ontario Canada

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The main witness and her son were traveling on Pinebush Road when she spotted some bright lights approaching from the east. The witness pulled over and stopped the car thinking that it was an airplane in distress. The lights now approached and stopped nearby, the witness could now see a dark metallic dome shaped craft behind the light. Now more lights turned on, on top of the hovering craft. The witness now felt hypnotized by the lights, she then had a floating sensation and felt drawn towards the craft.

Here next recollection was of seeing the craft shoot straight up and disappear. Later under hypnosis she recalled being taken into a small craft that was cold inside, then into a larger object. She was then surrounded by numerous short ugly beings with large bright eyes that were somewhat insect like. She was then taken through a long tunnel with rough edges. She then entered a room with bright lights, there her clothes were removed, and she was medically examined.

The beings communicated by using telepathy and told the witness she had been “rejected.” Another being with three eyes was apparently in charge and commanded the others. She was finally released. The witness suffered many painful after effects similar to some type of radiation damage. Her son was apparently not abducted.

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August 20, 1976. Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine
Source: The Allagash Abductions by Raymond E. Fowler
Source: Unsolved Mysteries: Allagash Abductions

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About.com: The strange humanoid beings in Jack’s nightmares were described as having metallic-like, glowing eyes with no lids. Their hands were like an insect’s with only four fingers.

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September 2, 1987. Yukon Territory, Canada
Source: UFO*BC http://www.ufobc.ca/yukon/n-canol-abd/index.htm
Source: http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case100.htm

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Witness Drawing Fig. 9


I came face to face (about 20 yards) with 2 grey creatures in blue jump suits, about 5 ft. tall with big insect looking heads, pointy faces, big eyes, thin arms, body and legs. I immediately thought “they’re not little green men*, they’re grasshopper people”.

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Abduction on the North Canol Road Fig. 9. close-up of aliens in figure 8. Artwork by Patty D. & Jim G.

SOURCE: http://ufocasebook.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=aliens&action=display&num=1299268849

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Insectoid Alien Abduction Leaves Man with Strange Hands

Posted by Anonymous on February 11, 2011

Years ago, in 1987 on a North Canol Road, an incident supposedly occurred.

Report by Martin Jasek. Abductee “Kevin” stated the following:

“In August or September 1987 (later determined to be Wednesday September 2, 1987), I left Ross River (where I lived) and headed up the North Canol Road by myself on my motor bike for moose (hunting).” …
I noticed to the left out of the corner of my eye, what I first thought was an airplane. It was 400 to 500 yards away and about the size of a DC-3 plane or a full-size school bus. It was travelling north to south, at about 40 yards above ground and moving maybe 30 km/h. Right away I thought “boy is he low”. I blinked my eyes because I couldn’t make out any tail fin or wings.

It had what looked like portholes all along the side of it. It was cigar shaped with a grey strip down the middle and a dark green on top and bottom.

I thought to myself, “something’s wrong with this picture”, then I realised there was no sound! If it was an airplane, the roar would have filled the valley. …As I watched, it seemed to partially dematerialize and then return to solid form, it did this as it was moving, a couple of times. …

I crouched down on the road, hiding behind the roadside grass.

I then watched it go behind a cone-shaped hill and not come out. I stood up looking for it and feeling very excited and happy about what I saw and thinking they didn’t even know they were being watched.

I was standing beside my bike when I heard a loud metallic clunk behind me around the corner.

Right away I thought, somebody must be here and I’ve got to tell them what I saw. The noise I heard sounded like a heavy trunk lid on a car slamming shut.

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I quickly walked along the edge of the road to the corner to see who was there.

I came face to face (about 20 yards) with 2 grey creatures in blue jump suits, about 5 ft. tall with big insect looking heads, pointy faces, big eyes, thin arms, body and legs. I immediately thought “they’re not little green men*, they’re grasshopper people”. …

At that same instant, the one on the left raised his left hand to his waist, which held some type of flashlight device and I saw a bright flash of light come from it.

I instantly felt paralyzed and was convinced time had stopped, everything was black, no sound. I tried to yell “No!” but all that came out was a distorted grunt.

Next thing I knew I was standing on the side of the road scared, shaking and confused.

Within seconds I remembered all of this that had just taken place and I thought, “I’m getting out of here before they get me again.” I turned around to get my bike and for some reason it was not there, then I noticed it was on the other side of the road. I said to myself, “what the hell is this? I didn’t put it there”. Still panicking I rushed over and got on it and realized the keys were gone.

I always left the keys in it, that way I could not lose them while sneaking around in the bush. I immediately started looking down the road and suddenly saw them in my hand. I started my bike and raced back to the trailer.

I was feeling scared and amazed at the same time and then noticed that all the shadows of the trees were pointing in a different direction than that of the morning sun. About 15 minutes later I was at the trailer. Half an hour later it was dark. I thought “no way, I only left here an hour ago, what’s going on?”

I was really confused then, I said to myself, “I’m not telling anybody about this, I’ll just forget the whole thing”….

http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/

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TRUE DEMOCRACY GOVERNANCE: American Dissatisfaction With Government And Supreme Court

The True Democracy Party:
* True Democracy, Your Voice, Your Vote – Everyone Votes On Everything-Every Vote Counts, In America, By American’s-Paper Ballots Only!

Americans want Change. They want a vote that actually means something. They want a say in what happens to them and their money. They want an end to high fuel and energy costs and Endless/Perpetual War.

We’ve needed change since 2008 when Obama was elected. He was elected for change, but all we got was more of the same.

The Articles below and the Mainstream Media say the change we need is for a “Good, honest Politician”. That’s it! They say we need something that doesn’t and can’t exist, and they know it. They don’t mention taking money out of the Political System, or a possible new system.

They don’t mention the complete censorship of any potential Political Parties or Politicians by all TV, Mainstream Media and Google Internet.

They don’t mention computer voting machines that can be easily HACKED with information changed, or the fact that most of these electronic votes are counted oversea’s in Spain, by a Spanish company called SCTYL, along with the votes of other countries. One Company that counts the votes of all Western Countries? Sounds like a “Set-Up”!

It’s Time for True Democracy Governance. It’s time for “REAL CHANGE!”

The word “Government” translates from it’s original Latin Roots as “Mind Control”. Govern=To Control, Ment(minte)=The Mind.


Government = Mind Control

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“Authority” = Slavery

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Religion = To Tie Back & Thwart From Forward Progress

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Sovereign = Not A Slave

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Congress Has a 10% Approval Rating.

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Congress Approval Rating: 13%

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“It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” (Josef Stalin)
[ SCYTL EFFECTIVELY KILLS DEMOCRACY: ELECTRONIC VOTE FRAUD OUTSOURCING – PAPER TRAIL ELIMINATION “This is a High Jacking Of Democracy!”

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American Dissatisfaction With Everything Is Reaching Historic Levels
Posted: 07/03/2014

WASHINGTON — People are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore, an extensive new survey of public attitudes toward the government finds.

The study, conducted by EMC Research, relies on three in-depth surveys in late 2013, one by telephone and two on the Internet. When lined up with historical trends on dissatisfaction and alienation, it shows a public that has become increasingly distrustful of the government over the past several decades. Only the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks interrupted that trend, briefly rallying people around their leaders. Within just a few years, that feeling had faded, and faith in government and politicians returned to its steady decline.

The man behind the latest study is Patrick Caddell, who found similar, if less intense, levels of alienation as the pollster for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern in the early 1970s. McGovern used Caddell’s finding to launch an outsider bid to claim the primary, before going on to lose to Richard Nixon. Caddell went on to find deep distrust within the American people in subsequent years, advising President Jimmy Carter to give his famous “malaise” speech less than a decade later. Caddell is now a regular Fox News contributor.

True, neither McGovern’s campaign nor Carter’s speech was noted for its popular success at the time. But Caddell thinks the dissatisfaction that was building then among Americans may finally demand action.

While today’s disaffection is partly due to the economy, Caddell argues that something deeper is going on. Two-thirds of the survey’s respondents felt that they have no say in government, with 73 percent believing the government does not rule with the consent of the people.

“People like to say that the country is more divided than ever,” Caddell said, “but in fact the country is united about one thing: that the political class does not represent them, that the system is rigged against them. There is a belief that the system is rigged, and that’s what we need to understand.”

Caddell and a team of allies are using the study as a springboard to launch We Need Smith, a populist version of the No Labels effort that flopped in its campaign to draw a corporate, centrist presidential candidate into the 2012 election with the promise of tens of millions of dollars in backing. Caddell argues that No Labels’ approach was wildly out of touch and that popular disaffection with the two parties does not mean that voters crave a bland centrist. What they want, he thinks, is someone in the mold of the Jimmy Stewart character who challenged government corruption in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

We Need Smith is also being led by Bob Perkins, a former senior official with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee, and Scott Miller, founder of the Sawyer/Miller Group and a marketing and communications consultant who has worked in both Republican and Democratic national campaigns. There is clearly a sizable chunk of money behind the effort, though Caddell declined to specify the source or its specific motivations.

Perkins said the group is being launched around the nation’s birthday as a way to highlight its founding ideals.

“While the political elites have purposely divided our nation, the Fourth of July reminds us how we united to seize our own future from the British. Similarly, We Need Smith aims to unite, showing Americans that they aren’t alone in their frustrations. No single issue has united all voters like this reform platform,” he said.

Caddell sees in the survey results a mainstream America that feels increasingly at odds with government.

“The dispute that the public has with Washington and the political class is obviously at record levels,” he said. “A lot of this is due to a sense in the public that Washington does not represent them and that, in fact, they are the victims of Washington rather than the beneficiaries.”

The study asked Americans about a hypothetical election among former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and “Candidate Smith,” who ran on a platform of fundamental reform. Smith won in a landslide, taking more votes than Clinton and Christie combined — 55, 24 and 12 percent, respectively.

Americans were surveyed about more than just their preferred presidential candidate, however. The survey also asked about their level of trust in government, the degree to which they felt politicians cared about mainstream Americans and their outlook for the future.

Seventy-nine percent said they trust the government to do what is right only some of the time, with as few as 15 percent having faith in the government to do what is right most of the time or just about always.

The long-running American National Election Studies has been asking similar questions for years. When presented with the statement, “Politicians really care about people like me,” 75 percent in its 2013 poll disagreed, the highest percentage since 1952 when ANES began asking this question. Ten years ago, only 50 percent disagreed with that statement.

“Poor economic conditions are often a major reason why Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the nation and disapprove of government leaders,” wrote Jeffrey Jones for Gallup Politics last month.

While the Great Recession of 2007 was declared officially over in 2009, America has experienced little economic growth and slow job recovery since then. The number of jobs lost in the recession had been regained as of last month, but there are currently 17 million unemployed and underemployed with only 4.5 million job openings, which means the economic recovery is not yet finished.

It makes sense that when their personal finances are so hard hit, Americans’ view of politics sours. Caddell’s study largely reflects what other pollsters are reporting: a significant level of dissatisfaction with the United States, which is affecting the favorability ratings of both individual politicians and political institutions.

Obama’s current approval rating hovers around the mid-40s, while Congress is facing historically low approval ratings.

A study released by Gallup this week shows that confidence in all three branches of government is at new or near-historic lows, with Gallup’s Justin McCarthy adding, “There should be concern that now fewer than one in 10 Americans have confidence in their legislative body.”

Meanwhile, new studies find that Americans have more faith in the military and the police than in any of the three branches of federal government, and that Americans are less satisfied with their freedom than they were seven years ago.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/03/we-need-smith_n_5554830.html

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Gallup poll: Confidence in Supreme Court falls to 30%

There was time when a majority of Americans were confident in their Supreme Court, but those positive feelings have been eroding in the last quarter of a century so that just 30% now say they have confidence in the institution, according to a Gallup poll.

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David G. Savage
The poll, released Monday, had good news and bad news for the high court, a unique institution that serves as a check and balance in the United States. People have more confidence in the court than in any other arm of government, but that may not be saying that much when confidence in the presidency stands at 29% and in the Congress at 7%.

Judges on the Supreme Court are appointed for life and, unlike members of Congress or the president, do not have go through the rigors of elections. But as national attitudes change on controversial issues including abortion, racial segregation and same-sex marriage, so too does the legal system’s response. The Supreme Court may not follow polls, but changing attitudes can have an impact.

Further, when the high court rules on key issues it creates space for more politics. For example, the tough decisions on its last day — on Hobby Lobby’s right to deny women contraception and limiting the ability of unions to collect fees from reluctant public employees — are already echoing through the political sphere.

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Emily Alpert
While bemoaning the Hobby Lobby ruling, top Democrats have already pushed it into the arms of the “GOP’s war on women,” a frequent meme by Democrats. Both conservatives, who generally support the court’s rulings in both cases, and liberals are sure to use the issues when raising money for this year’s congressional elections and the 2016 presidential cycle.

The Gallup poll is based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,027 adults conducted from June 5 to June 8 . It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Since 1991, the first year Gallup began asking regularly about all three branches of government, the Supreme Court and the presidency have alternated as the most trusted branch, while Congress has been the laggard.

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The presidency does have some advantages. The confidence level tends to go up in times of attack and war. A booming economy can also bring presidential acclaim, according to the polls. Still, President Obama has been hurt by a weak economy, and his 29% rating is the lowest for him. President Clinton was at 53% in year six of his tenure while President George W. Bush was at 33%. Both of those presidents went on to lose support in the last two years, with Bush hitting 26% when he left the White House.

The high point for confidence in the Supreme Court was 56%, reached in 1985 and 1988. From 1973 to 2006, the court had confidence ratings in the 40s and 50s. It began to fall thereafter, following a general unhappiness with government institutions, according to the poll.

According to other polls, the Hobby Lobby ruling plays into the gender advantage the Democratic Party enjoys.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests that the “war on women” thread is resonating, with Obama’s support among women jumping 11 percentage points from March to April. The shift was even more robust among women between the ages of 18 and 49, a key demographic.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that 50% of women approve of the job Obama is doing compared with 42% of men. Since January, the president’s approval rating has seen a slight uptick among women while men’s opinion of him has been in decline.

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Mark Passio explains how Mind Control Dialectics create a belief in either “Authority” or Religion depending on what hemisphere one’s brain is chronically imbalanced to, but both result in pure, undiluted Mind Control.

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