fix articles 198560, merle haggard
It’s Time to Grow Again! Let Hemp Loose.-Production buried by past needed now in America (tags)
"Hemp is anti-microbial and highly resistant to insects. It NEVER requires the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Hemp, unlike cotton, does not deplete the soil of nutrients. This makes it cheaper to produce, eliminates groundwater pollution due to pesticide run-off, and curtails farming community exposure to toxic and cancer-causing products.
Growing hemp reduces our dependence on petroleum products such as petrochemical fertilizers. Currently 15,000 lakes in the US are so contaminated by toxic agricultural runoff that NOTHING can live in them.
Hemp paper requires less chemical processing and can be whitened without producing dioxins. Unlike wood pulp paper, hemp does not harden, yellow, or crack with age. "......Boulder Hemp Initiative Project
New Book Argues L.A. Country Music Culture Not Always So Conservative (tags)
While country music and SoCal's "Okie culture" are often thought to have been forever aligned with racial and social conservatism, this has not always been so true according to author Peter La Chapelle in his new book, Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California.
"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)
The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.
Willie Nelson's new song (tags)
Willie, like the Dixie Chicks, is speaking his mind about this president and this war.