It’s only one question, and I’m just curious this isn’t for anything besides my own morbid curiosity.
Do you think the government could be spending the money it puts toward financial aid for college students in a better way? Or is putting money into financial aid for students a good thing?
Again, I just want to know peoples’ opinions, this isn’t for a class or to write a paper or anything. Just my morbid curiosity.
@1 year ago
#taxes #government #college #financial aid #students #survey #spending
The labels will read “Climate declared: X kg CO2 per kg of product,” showing users the impact their food is having on the environment.
The labels are being experimentally displayed on certain food items in grocery stores across Sweden, but if all goes well the new labels will appear on every food item in Sweden.
@2 years ago with 1 note
#Sweden #health #environment #food #government #global warming #experiment
maddiefaceartpants-deactivated2 asked: What are you bitter about right now?
I’m bitter about the legal status of marijuana. Not because I wanna go out and get fucked up, no. I can do that now. I’m bitter because this country, and essentially this planet, is missing out on the opportunity to prolong this world’s life.
Hemp paper eliminates the need for deforestation.
Biofuels made from hemp seeds eliminates the need for oil and other fossil fuels. The plant, as it’s growing, absorbs the amount of CO2 that is released when it is burned; there is a net CO2 emission of 0. There goes global warming and the greenhouse effect.
Hemp clothing is easy to make, cheap, and the fibers are MANY times more durable than cotton, meaning clothes would last much much longer than current cotton blends.
Food made with hemp seed oils are IMMENSELY more nutritious than anything we have today; the oils in hemp seeds contain all the vital amino acids required by human beings.
Medicinal properties of the plant far exceed any medicine we have today. It helps with multitudes of diseases that we currently have no “legal” medicines for. Multiple Sclerosis patients have trouble functioning in their own homes, but with a pot cookie can go about their day with DRASTICALLY better motor functions and speech capabilities. Brain cancer cells have been DESTROYED by marijuana. I can continue with this forever.
The economic benefits for this country, and ANY country are just outstanding. If America sold and taxed marijuana cigarettes just like they do tobacco cigarettes, that would bring in BILLIONS (yes, with a b, billions) of dollars in tax revenue that could be used for health care, education, social security if you’re into that.
I couldn’t give a rats ass about smoking pot to get high. I am disappointed that we, as a race of intelligent people, have not realized the importance of this plant. It has the potential to do great things, and we have been brainwashed to see it as the devil’s herb, something that poisons our people. We need a wake up call.
I don’t think this is quite what you were looking for, and I apologize. But that is what I am bitter about.
@2 years ago with 6 notes
#marijuana #pot #420 #stoner #hemp #medicine #clothes #paper #biofuels #environment #government #economics #money
Write. To. Your. Representatives!
I just sent my (first-ever) email to my Congressman from Virginia’s 5th district regarding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, H.R.3261).
Opposing a bill does NOT mean you sign an online petition and move on. It doesn’t mean you reblog a bunch of outraged posts and then forget about it. It means you spend time researching the bill objectively, deciding on your opinion, evaluating your sources for bias, finding information to support your view, expressing how you can justify refuting the opposition to your view, informing others, and informing those in power to make changes.
I’ve gone through this admittedly lengthy process over the past weeks, and I’ve come to a decision and written to Mr. Hurt [R-VA-5].
Below the cut is my letter to him. I’ve annotated it a bit in italics if you want some pointers as to how I thought this through. I suggest writing to your Representative about SOPA and your Senators about the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA, S.968) if you have any strong opinions, in opposition or support.
@2 years ago with 27 notes
#How to do democracy the right way #government #SOPA #PIPA #government #representatives #democracy