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Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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by blitze on Wed 25th Mar 2009 13:39 UTC
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Getting back to Marajana, lower the THC, legalise it and regulate it. Solve a lot of problems. Now here's something you folk mightn't know about Hemp.
- It's good for clothing and rope and paper
- A great crop for rotating out and using to rest soil
- As a crop rotated out with Hemp, no pesticides are needed as hemp is a natural pesticide.
- Also grows in crap conditions and is great for improving soil quality.

Want to know why it was banned in the first place? It was due to the DOJ in the 20's who was married into the Dupont family. Dupont came up with NYLON and the only competition to Nylon was Hemp. All about control of the market and capturing those Petro $$$$

As for Obama, I'm watching but at least he doesn't come across as a moron like Bush. If he can break the Private Banking cartels hold on the US and regulate international Banking institutions with his peers, there could be some hope. Also, the nationalisation of troubled US banks is more about stopping the Chinese from buying them out.

Now back on topic - boo RIAA. Blood Sucking Leaches if ever there was some, them and the MPAA. Let's hope we don't globally skip down the path of Corperatist Fascism anytime in the future. Not a good place to be, ask a chinese factory worker (oops, they are meant to be "Communist", I can't tell the difference as it ain't what Marx was writing about).

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