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There is a New Iron Curtain Around the U.S.A! A Media Iron Curtain!
July 4, 2010 No More (BP) Oil Spills or Oil
July 4, 2010: Start of Independence From OIL!
By Paul J. Landis
Don’t Just Protest the (BP) Oil Spill:
Protest To Congress: NO More OIL, NO More Toxic Petroleum!
What Could Have Been and Can Be Now!
USA, Early 1900’s:
“We Need more fuel for our car,
Please stop at the store for more peanut oil,”
American husband’s request to his wife.
We don’t need petroleum/gasoline.
We don’t need to be subjected to the toxic and environmentally
devastating petroleum drilling, transportation and refining.

Peanut Oil Diesel

Rudolf Diesel intended his diesel engine created in 1894 to run on Peanut oil, Henry Ford considered Hemp as fuel source as well as a material to make his cars. See Note 1

In the mid 1920’s here in the US, vegetable oil may not have had the quantity of production that would be needed to push aside petroleum before it got started.

There was however, an excellent plant source that had rapid growth and could be farmed and harvested to meet the start-up and growing needs of a natural fuel to power early automobiles.

Industrial hemp was that plant and it posed no health problems. See Note 2

Industrial Hemp is a fast growing, versatile plant with many benefits as fuel for automobiles. As a ‘wonder’ plant, it can provide biodegradable plastics, paper and materials for clothing and more.

Industrial Hemp has a Non-Industrial Hemp plant cousin known as Marijuana or Medicinal or Medical Cannabis. Industrial hemp and marijuana are both classified by taxonomists as Cannabis sativa L., a species with hundreds of varieties No amount of Industrial Hemp can in any way make one ‘high’.

From 1937 until the late 1960s the United States government recognized that Industrial Hemp and marijuana were two distinct varieties of the cannabis plant. After the Controlled Substances Act was passed, hemp was no longer recognized as being distinct from marijuana.

Cannabis sativa L. is a species that is somewhat variable, two subspecies being recognized: Cannabis sativa ssp sativa, (Industrial Hemp) which is grown as a source of fibre known as hemp, and Cannabis sativa ssp indica (Marijuana) E. Small & Cronquist, which yields a psychotropic drug which in its various forms is known as churrus, gunjah, bhang, hashish, marihuana, pot, etc. .

Live and Breathe Petroleum Free

The opportunities in the early 1900’s to be living in a non-toxic petroleum world were available and very real. The competition was in the minds of the early would be Petroleum Barons who held Petroleum processing patents and feared the competition with Lumber that Industrial Hemp showed. The threat to their goals from Hemp was very real to them.

They took action. See Note 3.

DuPont, Rockefeller, Mellon with the help of media muck-racking on a grand scale by William Randolph Hearst subverted and undermined a world for us using natural fuel sources.

What did Hearst do: he created a media scare for the American people that Medicinal Hemp aka Marijuana, was harmful. Hearst also made sure that the distinction between Industrial Hemp And Medicinal Hemp escaped Congress. Both were banned.

And some Consequences:

Thus today, we wait daily to see how much more devastation and how far from the Gulf the results of the BP Oil Spill will go. We may still soon be reading about BP spilled oil showing up in NY harbor! Future off shore drilling on the Atlantic coast or the Pacific Coast of the USA by BP is possible.

We Have Choices

However, today, we have clear choices with tremendous benefits and alternatives to Petroleum, especially for our cars.

Today, we could be driving cars powered by ‘Straight Vegetable Oil” (SVO) Or BIODIESEL, available in quantities for American drivers. There are cars running on “Straight vegetable Oil” and BIODIESEL today. See Note 4a and SVO site, Note 4b Facts about Biodiesel

We could also be driving our cars using oil from Industrial hemp You can see a Hemp Car that runs on oil from Industrial hemp, see note 5

There is only one obstacle to a world free of toxic petroleum: We the People, here in the USA and worldwide and our determination to make it happen.

Let us chose to make the BP Oil spill and its devastation s a wake-up call and a call to action.

Time TO Choose: Oil or NO Oil!

Do we tolerate more oil spills, toxic refining of petroleum or do we act to free ourselves from slavery and illness from petroleum and the companies that control it?

No More Oil, Thank You!

Time for Action!

Commit to learn about SVO and Industrial Hemp as fuel for our automobiles and spread the word.

Have SVO cars and or Hemp cars made available in your community to educate and show that there are Petroleum alternatives. Pass community resolutions requiring Congress to fund these initiatives. Have these cars tour the U.S. and educate Americans as to the non-gasoline choices available.

Pass resolutions in your community and have Congress:
Notify our automakers and oil companies that their continued use of petroleum is no longer welcome nor is it accepted. Have Congress fund research and development for Detroit and Oil Companies to transition from Toxic Petroleum to safe, natural SVO and Industrial Hemp. Pass laws with time frames for transition and dates when using Petroleum will be considered criminal, with fines for accidents that will be consistent with damages done.

Legalize Industrial hemp to make the significant products of this miracle plant available, including bio-degradable. See Note 6

Remember: there is plenty of Straight Vegetable Oil for our use while we work on our negligent Congress to make Industrial hemp available.

Tell Detroit: SVO, BIODIESEL, Hemp OR Nothing!

Note 1:
Rudolf Diesel: 1858 – 1913
In 1893, German inventor Rudolph Diesel published a paper entitled "The Theory and Construction of a Rational Heat Engine," which described an engine in which air is compressed by a piston to a very high pressure, causing a high temperature. Fuel is then injected and ignited by the compression temperature. Diesel built his first engine based on that theory the same year and, though it worked only sporadically, he patented it. Within a few years, Diesel's design became the standard of the world for that type of engine and his name was attached to it. Diesel thought that the United States was the greatest potential market for his engine. The first diesel built in the United States was made in 1898 by Busch-Zulzer Brothers Diesel Engine Co. The president of that company was Adolphus Busch, of Budweiser brewing fame, who had purchased North American manufacturing rights. 1

Diesel's Humanitarian Vision:
Diesel originally thought that the diesel engine, (readily adaptable in size and utilizing locally available fuels) would enable independent craftsmen and artisans to endure the powered competition of large industries that then virtually monopolized the predominant power source-the oversized, expensive, fuel-wasting steam engine. During 1885 Diesel set up his first shop-laboratory in Paris and began his 13-year ordeal of creating his distinctive engine.. At Augsburg, on August 10, 1893, Diesel's prime model, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time. Diesel spent two more years at improvements and on the last day of 1896 demonstrated another model with the spectacular, if theoretical, mechanical efficiency of 75.6 percent, in contrast to the then-prevailing efficiency of the steam engine of 10 percent or less. Although commercial manufacture was delayed another year and even then begun at a snail's pace, by 1898 Diesel was a millionaire from franchise fees in great part international. His engines were used to power pipelines, electric and water plants, automobiles and trucks, and marine craft, and soon after were used in applications including mines, oil fields, factories, and transoceanic shipping.2 Diesel expected that his engine would be powered by vegetable oils (including hemp) and seed oils. At the 1900 World's Fair, Diesel ran his engines on peanut oil. Later, George Schlichten invented a hemp 'decorticating' machine that stood poised to revolutionize paper making. Henry Ford demonstrated that cars can be made of, and run on, hemp.

Note 2:
Industrial Hemp Facts

North American Industrial Hemp Council, Inc. (NAIHC)
  • Hemp was grown commercially (with increasing government interference) in the United States until the 1950s. It was doomed by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which placed an extremely high tax and made it effectively impossible to grow industrial hemp. While congress expressly expected the continued production of industrial hemp, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics lumped industrial hemp with marijuana, as its successor the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), does to this day.
  • Industrial hemp and marijuana are both classified by taxonomists as Cannabis sativa L., a species with hundreds of varieties. Cannabis sativa L. is a member of the mulberry family. Industrial hemp varieties are bred to maximize fiber, and/or seed, while marijuana varieties seek to maximize THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) through several budding sites for its flowers and leaves.
  • While industrial hemp and marijuana may look somewhat alike to the untrained eye, an easily trained eye can easily distinguish the difference.
  • No one would want to smoke industrial hemp. Industrial hemp has a THC content of between 0.05 and 1%. Marijuana has a THC content of 3% to 20%. To receive a standard psychoactive dose would require a person to ‘power-smoke’ 10-12 hemp cigarettes over a very short period of time. The large volume, high temperature of vapor, gas and smoke would be difficult for a person to withstand, much less enjoy.
  • If one tried to ingest enough industrial hemp to get a buzz, it would be the equivalent of taking 2-3 doses of a high-fiber laxative.
  • Construction products such as medium density fiberboard (MDF), oriented strand board, and even beams, studs and posts can be made out of hemp. Because of hemp’s long fibers (bundles of 7 feet long can be common), the products will be stronger and/or lighter than those made from wood (a Douglas fir tree’s fiber is at best 3/4 inch long).
  • Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.
  • The products that can be made from hemp number over 25,000.
  • Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for the following crop.
  • A 1938 Popular Mechanics article described hemp as a “New Billion Dollar Crop.”
  • Hemp can be made into variety of fabrics, including linen quality.
  • Hemp can displace cotton which is grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. fifty percent of the world’s pesticides are sprayed on cotton. “Cotton, the natural fiber;” think again.
  • Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent, and more mildew-resistant than cotton. The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of hemp sailcloth.
  • Fabrics made of at least fifty percent hemp block the sun’s harmful UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.
  • Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.
  • Henry Ford experimented with hemp to build car bodies and interiors. He wanted to both build and fuel cars from farm products. [See Popular Mechanics “Pinch Hitters for Defense.”]
  • 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.
  • Hempseed oil once greased machines. Most paint, resins, shellacs, and varnishes used to be made out of linseed (from flax) and hempseed oils.
  • Over 30 industrialized democracies do distinguish hemp from marijuana. International treaties regarding marijuana make an exception for hemp, and trade alliances such as NAFTA allow for the importation of hemp.

Note 3:
Few people, at the time, realized that the deadly menace they had been reading about on Hearst's front pages was in fact passive hemp.

Betrayals by would be Petroleum Barons made Industrial Hemp Illegal

5    ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP SEED OIL. Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment.  
Hemp cultivation and production do not harm the environment. The USDA Bulletin #404 concluded that hemp produces 4 times as much pulp as wood with at least 4 to 7 times less pollution.     From Popular Mechanics, Feb. 1938:

    'It has a short growing season...It can be grown in any state...The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop. The dense shock of leaves, 8 to 12 feet above the ground, chokes out weeds....hemp, this new crop can add immeasurably to American agriculture and industry.'

    In the 1930s, innovations in farm machinery would have caused an industrial revolution when applied to hemp. This single resource could have created millions of new jobs generating thousands of quality products. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought America out of the Great Depression.

    William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane) and the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark owned vast acreage of timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied most paper products. Patty Hearst's grandfather, a destroyer of nature for his own personal profit, stood to lose billions because of hemp.

    In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Dupont's Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc., could now be made from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont's business.

    Andrew Mellon became Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury and Dupont's primary investor. He appointed his future nephew-in-law, Harry J. Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Secret meetings were held by these financial tycoons. Hemp was declared dangerous and a threat to their billion dollar enterprises. For their dynasties to remain intact, hemp had to go. These men took an obscure Mexican slang word: 'marihuana' and pushed it into the consciousness of America.

- Only Thing New Is History We Do not Know -

Hemp, or cannabis, or marijuana was outlawed in 1937 because it threatened the nation-less corporate interests of - William Randolph Hearst ­ and - DuPont. They had to get rid of the competition. - Hearst's yellow journalism newspaper chain wrote scathing stories about "marijuana" - a word he made up - because he knew no one would believe them about hemp, which George Washington himself grew hemp.

The decorticator, a state of the art hemp harvester, led Popular Mechanics to call hemp the New Billion Dollar Crop. - - Because of printing and bindery lead time required for publication, this February 1938 article was actually prepared in the spring of 1937, when cannabis hemp was still legal to grow and was an incredibly fast-growing industry. - - Newsprint could now be produced far more cheaply than any other method, and one acre of hemp could produce as much newsprint as four acres of forest trees. - Hearst owned vast timber acreage and competition from the hemp industry might have driven his paper manufacturing out of business. He stood to lose millions of dollars.

DuPont stood to lose on two fronts. DuPont owned the patent for converting wood pulp into newsprint and supplied Hearst with the necessary chemicals. Secondly, in the 1930s DuPont was gearing up to introduce nylon and other man-made fibers, along with synthetic petrochemical oils, which they hoped would replace hemp see oil used in paints and other products. The decorticator meant that hemp fibers could be manufactured as fine as any man-made fibers. DuPont would lose untold millions of invested dollars, plus an estimated 80 percent of all future business, unless hemp was outlawed.

DuPont's financial backer was Mellon Bank, owned and chaired by Andrew Mellon. - - Andrew Mellon at the time was also Secretary of Treasury Department, which was in charge of drug taxes - -, i.e., prohibition - -. Harry Anslinger, commissioners of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which answered to the Treasury Department, was married to Andrew Mellon's niece. Thus they had the power and the means. - Anslinger's lies about hemp were repeated endlessly in Hearst's newspapers. Stories about marijuana, the killer weed from Mexico, instilled fear and completely misled the public that the weed was, in fact, just good old hemp.

Cannabis hemp was not prohibited because it was dangerous. Indeed, for thousands of years it was the world's largest agricultural crop used in thousands of products and enterprises, producing the majority of fiber, fabric, lighting oil, paper, incense, medicine and food. - No, cannabis hemp was prohibited to protect the Hearst and DuPont corporations from devastating competition, as well as appealing to the overt racism stirred up by Hearst's yellow journalism.


A media blitz of 'yellow journalism' raged in the late 1920s and 1930s. Hearst's newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marihuana. The menace of marihuana made headlines. Readers learned that it was responsible for everything from car accidents to loose morality. Films like 'Reefer Madness' (1936), 'Marihuana: Assassin of Youth' (1935) and 'Marihuana: The Devil's Weed' (1936) were propaganda designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marihuana laws could be passed.

Examine the following quotes from 'The Burning Question' AKA REEFER MADNESS:
  • A violent narcotic.
  • Acts of shocking violence.
  • Incurable insanity.
  • Soul-destroying effects.
  • Under the influence of the drug he killed his entire family with an axe.
  • More vicious, more deadly even than these soul-destroying drugs (heroin, cocaine) is the menace of marihuana!

Reefer Madness did not end with the usual 'the end.' The film concluded with these words plastered on the screen: TELL YOUR CHILDREN.

   In the 1930s, people were very naive; even to the point of ignorance. The masses were like sheep waiting to be led by the few in power. They did not challenge authority. If the news was in print or on the radio, they believed it had to be true. They told their children and their children grew up to be the parents of the baby-boomers.

    On April 14, 1937, the Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law or the bill that outlawed hemp was directly brought to the House Ways and Means Committee. This committee is the only one that can introduce a bill to the House floor without it being debated by other committees. The Chairman of the Ways and Means, Robert Doughton, was a Dupont supporter. He insured that the bill would pass Congress.

    Dr. James Woodward, a physician and attorney, testified too late on behalf of the American Medical Association. He told the committee that the reason the AMA had not denounced the Marihuana Tax Law sooner was that the Association had just discovered that marihuana was/is hemp.

    Few people, at the time, realized that the deadly menace they had been reading about on Hearst's front pages was in fact passive hemp. The AMA understood hemp to be a MEDICINE found in numerous healing products sold over the last hundred years.

    In September of 1937, hemp became illegal. The most useful crop known became a drug and our planet has been suffering ever since.

    Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-causing drug known. Anslinger, head of the Drug Commission for 31 years, promoted the idea that marihuana made users act extremely violent. In the 1950s, under the Communist threat of McCarthyism, Anslinger now said the exact opposite. Marijuana will pacify you so much that soldiers would not want to fight.


SVO Vehicle

In March 2005 we installed a single-tank SVO system from Elsbett Technologie in our TownAce (1990 Toyota TownAce 1.9-litre 4-cyl turbo-diesel 4x4 van). The kit includes modified injector nozzles, stronger glow plugs, dual fuel heating, temperature controls and parallel fuel filters, and it does just what it claims to do. There's no waiting or switching fuels from one to the other, just start up and go, stop and switch off, like any other car. It starts easily and runs cleanly from the start, even at sub-freezing temperatures. It can use SVO or biodiesel or petro-diesel or any combination of the three. The professional single-tank SVO kits are the only SVO kits we recommend.

Note 4b: Facts about Biodiesel

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Note 6: Uses of Hemp

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