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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2007 at 11:29
Some very good points.

One bit of info I could add concerns the following:


Originally posted by Canna Zine

Elsewhere, because of the specialist nature of hemp (its tough - this we know), special machinery designed to cope the the rigours of processing hemp is being designed and built in barns on backwater farms as the technology just doesn't exist at this stage, to deal with the raw hemp in any mass.


It's entirely true that hemp is much tougher than modern crops and that normal harvesting equipment just jams when trying to cut it.

However, HempFlax encountered this problem way back in the Nineties and actually invested a huge amount of money in designing farm machines that could cut down hemp.

They've also improved the post-harvest process of turning hemp-stalks into fibre.

I'll see if I can dig up a few pics...


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  Quote farmer mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 June 2007 at 17:20
Can I also say, the Chinese have factories containing huge machines specifically designed to process hemp.
 
The technology does exist, it's just Western politicians have no interest in helping to develop the hemp industry because it would adversely affect the rich business interests they're beholden to.
 
They're also afraid that their opponents will be able to blacken their names by claiming they support the growing of cannabis.
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  Quote Jonney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2007 at 00:12
fantastic read!! learned more in the last hour than i have in any other.
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  Quote Infalicious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2007 at 20:29
Aha! After much debating I have decided I can prove the statement wrong and claim my 100000 euro's!
 
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  Quote bartmanuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2008 at 20:48
Originally posted by farmer mick

Okay Quarzen, I don't think you understand what I'm trying to say.
 
Neither I nor HempFlax have said that cannabis will directly restore the atmosphere or prevent pollution.
 
The argument is that cannabis can supply the majority of human beings' demand for paper, textile, construction material, energy, food etc.
 
Therefore, there is no need to cut down trees, burn fossil fuels or grow crops that require vast amounts of chemical pesticides and fertiliser added to the soil.
 
Now, can we please call a truce? I really wish I'd stayed out of this argument.
 
talk about  lmao,
for about 5 or 6 posts previous to this one from farmer mick, ive been sitting here saying to myself that this quarzen geezer dont seem to be getting whats being said, then at last farmer mick tries to tell him where hes going wrong, and he still argues it.. f*ckin brilliant.
you could never get this type of conversation on any other forum in the world.
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  Quote Nemo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2008 at 19:52
OK, I've been trying really hard not to post this, but I can't take it any more.
 
I feel the spannerish need to point out that where the challenge says "the greenhouse effect" it should say "global warming" or "climate change" or even "the enhanced/multiplied/increased greenhouse effect".
 
The greenhouse effect is the natural process by which the surface of the Earth is warmed due to its atmosphere, and if it were "reversed" as the challenge states then the surface temperature of the Earth would plummet to a point so low that what your paper was made from would be the last of your concerns.
 
"Global warming" or "climate change" is the recently observed phenomenon where temperatures are rising globally as the greenhouse effect is multiplied by man's activties increasing the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
 
Sorry, I know that's really anal, but can I claim my 100,000 on a technicality please, it'd come in pretty handy at the minute loving%20itloving%20itloving%20it
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  Quote bartmanuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2008 at 22:38

lol, do you realise this thread will be 4 years old on sunday?

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edit- 600 and 800 posts nemo
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  Quote Nemo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2008 at 22:55
Scary huh? Evil%20Smile
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  Quote snoopy85 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2008 at 20:41
I didnt understand very good,but isn that that what jack herrer sais before that hemp could problaby heal the athmosphere fo the planet...and I even heard from tschernobyl that hemp helped out there to get back an athmosphere to live and it helped too to reduce radioactivity
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  Quote martiniGR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2010 at 22:17
the solution is not the problem...
the problem is that everyone can grow hemp
thats why it still isnt working
if your idea works, every person can copy the idea
to much competition, less profit..
profit is the bottleneck..
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  Quote martiniGR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2010 at 08:45
it s not my style to show people what is the problem with their fantastic ideas
Fantastic ideas work, if it doesnt, the idea has some problems in it.
 
The main problem in this bizniz is  EARTH IS NOT A CONSUMER
create a budget for the earth, let scientists decide what earth would buy for her money
 
The problem has a solution, it will cost much more than 100.000,= to give that planetwide solution..
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  Quote martiniGR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2010 at 08:52
last 2 messages were for free:
 
profit is the bottleneck
 
Earth is not a consumer
 
2 problems, 2 solutions
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  Quote CowardlyCustard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2016 at 22:54
the only way to save the planet is to turn off the internet and leave it off and stop using HID lights forever. even if you find some new and improved way of generating electricity and stop generating co2 and other green house gasses you still have the problem of the heat waste generated by all electrical devices and the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere. so its noble what you said but we can talk privately about the payment.

http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2012/04/economist-meets-physicist/

just as a side note but if you do decide to pay up i would like to split the reward 50/50 with the author of the paper.

and just in case anyone in the future wanted to drink any fresh water they had better think about this, Biomass (crops grown for the purpose of fuel):  40,000 to 100,000 gallons per megawatt-hour.. and before you say solar desalination plant you still have the problem of heat waste and water vapor in the atmosphere.

http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/fuel.html
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  Quote CowardlyCustard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2016 at 11:29
so i'm pretty sure that the embedded water costs and consequences of this will make it non-viable in a couple of hundred years too. so hunker down kids its looking like a rough ride for your descendants no matter what we do.
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  Quote CowardlyCustard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2016 at 11:49
you should be breeding fast growing cacti that can live on dew point moisture alone so you can colonize or stabilize desert areas rapidly as the climate shifts as it will.  
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