Binary Options in Canada - Top Brokers, Regulation ...

OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL – ESCAPE FROM STALAG SULTANATE, Part 1

That reminds me of a story.
“HELLFIRE AND DALMATIANS!” I shouted to no one in particular.
“What’s the problem, dear?” Esme asks in that way she has of telling me to calm down without having to say it directly.
“This bloody fucking country. A day late and several dollars short.” I fume. “Can’t get a new liquor license because of the bloody COVID. Can’t go to a hotel bar and have a snort because of the bloody COVID. Can’t even slip across the border to Dubai and soak up some room service and buckets of complimentary cocktails because of the bloody COVID.”
Yes, the Sultanate of Oman, in its infinitesimal wisdom, has traditionally followed other GCC countries by at least three months in making any sort of proclamations regarding this latest bugaboo: the hideous, deadly, itchy, loathsome, and possibly serially bent, noxious, pandemical COVID-19; aka, this pandemic’s entry for flu.
Their response is one of immense knee-jerk without first having thought of the consequences.
“Bloody lockdown, 2100 to 0700. What is this, the whole fucking country’s been bad and now being sent to bed without any supper?” I wondered aloud. “Idiot benchodes.”
Even Esme couldn’t come up with a rejoinder to that.
“Plus they close all the bars. And all the hotels. And the fucking bottle shops. It’s not enough that these fucking Muppets jack the ‘sin tax’ on booze and cigars by 100%, now they’re not even legally available.” I swore.
Of course, once you’ve spent even a small portion of the time that I have in the Middle East, you have your connections. Your system. Your access to the seedy underbelly of any society; the venerable Black Market.
Jesus Q. Christ on toast with baked beans, fried tomatoes, black pudding, and mushrooms, I could get most anything in the Middle East, be it legal, shady, or just plain illegal. However, before you all recoil in horror that the venerable Dr. Rocknocker dabbles in the prohibited, just remember: the ends always dojustify the means.
“I'm telling you, Esme dear; this Gulf story is getting too complicated. The weasels have started closing in.” I complain to Es as she hands me a fresh drink.
“Do you think…?” Esme asks expectantly.
Esme is more than ready to go. I’ve used this place as a base of operations for years whilst I wear out the Omani legal system suing those asswipes that think just because they’re local and I’m a kafir, they’re immune to the law.
I’ve spent a long, profitable and time-consuming period of the last few years proving them wrong.
But, time was marching onwards. I agreed with Esme, we’ve milked this particular cash cow dry. It was time to hitch up our bootstraps, call it a day, and get the hell out of Dodge.
But not before I took care of a few loose ends.
Now, the country had recently lost its venerable Sultan, who croaked back in January of this year.
Sultan Qaboos was a good egg, friend to expat and local alike. Did a shitload of good for this benighted Middle East sandpit. Dragged it kicking and screaming out of the 12th century into, well, not exactly the 21st, but a whole hell of a lot closer.
He realized that he needed revolutionary, not evolutionary change in the country. By revolutionary, he needed American, British, Canadian, and the like Western Expats here to do the heavy thinking and lifting and Eastern Expats like Indians, Bangladeshis and Nepalese to do all the scut work.
Yeah, I know. That sounds racist as fuck, but sometimes that’s the way the ball bounced.
Simple evolution of society where Omanis graduated the local equivalent of grade school, through high school, into University, and finally into Entry level jobs in the oil and gas industry wasn’t going to cut it. Took too long and the country needed a serious cash flow now.
So, that’s what he did. And it worked a treat.
Then he died.
And his chosen took over.
Except his chosen was pretty much antithetical to everything the previous and very revered and successful, Sultan wanted.
Soon, there are 100% ‘sin taxes’ aimed directly at the western expats. Tourists included.
Then there’s quotas and ‘Letters of No Objection’, which are impossible to get so that the Eastern Expats can’t switch jobs.
Then, there are Sultanic proclamations of new taxes on tourists, new taxes on fast food, new taxes on this, that and the other. Then there’s, in his own words, “Oman is for Omanis”, blatantly ridiculous and xenophobic Omanization, and the general swipe at all expats.
“GET OUT.”
This was the clear message of the new sultan.
He wanted to take over and possibly nationalize all the oil workings in the country.
Ask Venezuela, Iran, and Myanmar how well that worked out for them.
Then he wants all expats out on their asses. He wants Omanis to take over all the jobs, even though they’re nowhere near educated nor experienced enough for the positions. Then take up the massive GDP slack in lower oil production and oil prices with tourism.
Given everything else, that last line should be enough to get him off the throne.
He’s fucking nuts if he thinks people are going to want to cruise or overland anywhere near a place where foreigners are seen only as a cash supply, are despised, and would welcome these all new 100% tax levies.
Be that as it may, Esme and I decided that we have had enough of 135O F summer temperatures, virtual house arrest under the guise of a COVID lockdown, and idiots who were the only ones stupid or twisted enough not to vamoose when the great, big bloody letters were clearly written on the wall.
But, there was the physical act of getting out of the country.
Now, I had plenty of strings which I could pull, but I decided I’d start low and save those until we really needed them.
So low, in fact, we went to the US Embassy in Muscat.
“How low can you go?” reverberated through my head.
What a haven of sad-sacks, flubadubs, and third rate hobbyists.
Was either Esme or I surprised that when we finally secured an invitation to the embassy, that required a bit of string-pulling with the ex-Ambassador to Oman, now in Kabul; that besides the peach-fuzz faced Marine guarding the place, we were the only Americans in the joint?
“This is American soil!” I laughed, as I pulled out a huge Cuban cigar and was immediately told to extinguish it. “We’re as American as apple pie and napalm! We file our fucking 1040s every April; I pay my fucking long-distance taxes and demand US assistance to vacate this gloomy place of sandy, sweaty, sultry Sturm und Drang!”
“Shut up, Rock”, Esme chided me, “They don’t understand English. Much less, the florid English the way you trowel it on.”
“Fuckbuckets”, I remonstrated. “Here I had memorized the whole Patrick Henry speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. Troglodytes. No admiration for the classics.”
“Rock, dear?” Esme noted, “It’s almost 1100 hours. Best to get to our appointment.”
True, our appointment was slated for 1100 hours. But around here, anything starting within three hours of the stated time was considered close enough.
We dragged ourselves, none too cheerfully, to the waiting room. Once we pried open the door, there was the usual “If you hear a high pitched wail, hit the deck” signs, and other things one could do while kissing one’s ass goodbye if there was a terrorist attack, we had a whole new slew of bullshit with which to deal.
“Social distancing. 6 feet. Or if you’re from Baja Canada, 1 cow’s length.”
“Must wear a mask. Bandanna, bandoliers, and large-caliber weapons or sombrero optional.”
“No sitting. Faux Naugahyde seats are too difficult to sterilize. You must stand at attention, do not talk amongst yourselves, and remain patient until your number is called.”
“Well, fuck!”, I snorted quietly, as I raised my first secret flask in rapt attention to our old glory of red, white, and blue.
“Good thing they didn’t say nothin’ about getting a load on. If I’m going to be treated like cattle, I’m going to at least have something to chew on in the process.”
“Oh, lord”, Esme grumbled, “You didn’t bring that Japanese Rye Whiskey with you, did you?”
“ルハイム”, I said, which is Japanese for “L’chaim”!
“Oh, hell”, Esme grinned as she borrowed my flask, “This is going to be a long day.”
I began to protest but remembered that I was wearing my Agency-issued field vest. I must have had at least 5 or 6 more flasks lurking around in those pockets somewhere.
Funny aside: they don’t bother with my going through an X-ray machine nor do they confiscate my phone, radio, knives, nor other field equipment when I go to the US Embassy.
It took them almost two solid hours last time, and by the time they got to my Brunton Compass, emergency flasks, a few spare blasting cap boosters, and saw the label sewn into the back of my vest, they decided they’d just send Rack and Ruin some evil Emails and let me pass unmolested.
“I’ll drink to that”, I say as I raise a flask as the locals raise an eyebrow. “Courtesy of Atheists International. We’re here for your children…”
The collective gasps and growls indicate they weren’t happy with me or my betrothed.
“Don’t care, Buckwheat”, I smiled, “Never did, never will. We’re out of here for good. You can curse my name all you want then. But, then again, why you standing in the American Embassy trying to get a visa to visit the land of the great evil empire?”
All the locals and most of the Eastern Expats crowded into a corner as far away from us as they physically could.
“BOO!” I snickered over a shot of Wild Turkey 101 Rye.
“Now serving number 58! Number 58!” came the call over the tannoy.
“Look at that”, I remarked to Es as I stashed both our flasks, “It’s only 12:35. Record time.”
We both shimmy into the glass-fronted and presumably bullet- but not C-4 resistant- glass.
We pick up the telephones there and acknowledge that we are who we said we were.
The East Indian fella, one Harsh Talavalakar, behind the multiple layers of glass asked us why we were here.
“Didn’t you read the appointment card?” I asked, “We’re here to have Uncle Sam get us passage out of this sordid and sultry place.”
“You are American citizens?” he asked, vacantly.
“That’s what it says on appointment cards and these here blue passports,” I replied.
“Well, how was I to know?” he scoffed, returning to his half-consumed powdered sugar doughnut.
“Maybe read the appointment card and see that we are US Citizens here on the behest of Ambassador Bethesda Orun?” I replied.
“Like I have time to read everything that comes across my desk”, he scoffed again.
I tapped on the glass to make certain I had his full attention.
“Look here, Herr Harsh. I’m not sure how you got this job at the American Consulate but want to be very clear with you. My wife and I are residents of this place for the last 20 years. We’re American citizens of very high standing and have more high powered connections than an Arduino in a nuclear power station. We have direct connections with Langley, Virginia and if you want to retain your cushy job, you’ll put down that fucking doughnut and pay very rapt attention to the two Americans standing here who are getting more and more irritated with some Indian benchode that doesn’t think he has to really do his job. You savvy? You diggin’ me, Beaumont
I guess the benchode got his attention. The two scowls he received from Esme and myself sort of cemented the idea that we’re not too pleased and not with to be trifled.
“Yes, sir?” he said, “And ma’am”, as Harsh quickly corrected himself as the doughnut disappeared.
“We want out. Gone. Vamoose. Outta here. AMF. You got me?” he nods behind the shatterprone glass.
“Now I know the borders are sealed and the airport’s closed, but fuck that. We want out and we want gone for good. I can’t make that much simpler or clearer. Get after it, son.” I said, as seriously as I could.
“Well, sir”, he began, “ The airport’s closed…”
“Are you deaf or born stupid and been losing ground ever since?” I asked, rhetorically. “I know that. We all know that. My HAT knows that. So, what devious little plan does the US Embassy have in store in just such an unsavory situation?”
“Well”, he chokes a bit, “There’s this unofficial lottery where America citizens are issued random numbers and if their number comes up, there are seats made available on special clandestine charter flights.”
Considering that Es and I are some of the last American citizens left in the country, I thought our chances might be pretty good.
“OK”, I said, “Let us have two of your finest numbers.”
“Yes, sir”, he said, “That will be US$500 total.”
“Excuse me?” I said.
“Oh, yes”, he smirked, “US$250 per number. Chances are you’ll never be called, but with these numbers, at least you stand a chance.”
“OK”, I said, “Forget the numbers. I want your name and operating number. I’ve got a report to file that’s due in Virginia before breakfast.”
“Oh, sir”, he smirked more, “I cannot release that information. Thanking you. Now be having a good day.” And he slammed the supposedly bulletproof shield between himself and Es and me.
“Bulletproof? Maybe. Nitro proof? No fucking way.” I groused as I fished out a couple of blasting cap superfast boosters.
“Calm down, dear”, Esme smiled to me as we walked out, “When he wasn’t looking, I took his picture, got his operating number, and full name. In fact, I think I got some information on where he lives…”
In the cab on the way back to our villa, I reviewed and confirmed Es’s subterfuge. Flasks number 6 and 8 needed serious replenishment by the time we arrived home.
“That’s fucking right, Ruin.” I yelled over the phone, “We need extraction. And now. Along with our personal effects and a few hundredweight of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ boxes of stuff we need to be transported.”
“Well, Rock”, Agent Ruin replied, “That’s a tall order. Usually, extraction is for one person and the stuff they’re wearing. Tell you what. Let Rack and I work on it for a week or so. We’ll arrange transport of your personal effects, then we’ll see about getting you and Esme to Dubai. At least there, you can order a plane. Hell, knowing you, you’ll get Tony Stark to fly in and provide door to door service. Sit tight. We’ll be back in touch.”
“Good!” I say as I slam the phone down. With these newfangled cellphone telephone instruments, they lack the same sort of satisfying “KER FUCKING CLANG” the old landlines used to have.
“Es!”, I yelled, “Start packing. We’re due out of here within a week.”
That meant we needed to do some packing triage:
• Things going home with us.
• Things being shipped.
• Things being sold.
• Things being left behind.
• Things no one was about to get their furry little mitts on.
“Oh, fuck!”, I startled. I had just remembered the John Wick-ian stash of various explosives, and adjunct materials I had buried in the basement. Obviously, I couldn’t take it home with me, I couldn’t sell it, and I sure as festering frothing fuck wasn’t going to leave it here.
I needed to call one of my more shifty and swarthy friends and arrange for passage out to the deep, dark desert. Around the area where the new sultan had opened a couple of brand new landfills.
Looks like I was going to expand them a few meters once we disposed of the few hundred kilos of accumulation I attained over the last few years.
See, I’m a packrat. I never leave nor toss anything that might be convenient. Might have a benefit. Might prove to be useful sometime down the line.
So, I’ve accumulated a bit of kit.
Like…well…a few hundred sticks of Du Pont 60% Extra Fast Dynamite. A couple dozen spools of Z-4 Primacord, in various degrees of fullness. A shitload of C-4; enough bricks for a Floydian wall. A couple, well, a dozen, well, two dozen cases of binary liquid explosives. Hey, this stuff is hard to come by…
Continuing, several thousand blasting caps and superfast flash blasting cap boosters. Some mercury fulminate. Some nitrogen triiodide. A couple tens of pounds of PETN. An equal amount of RDX. A few Erlenmeyer flasks full of shit even I’m not certain of what it is…
Oh.
And a few kilos of freshly decanted, raw nitroglycerin; packed in sturdy wooden boxes lined with new fuzzy lamb’s wool.
Not that much. Just 10 or 12 kilos.
Yeah. I can’t leave that here. Even a small accident with this stuff would lay waste to not only our villa; but my landlord’s villa with whom we share a common wall.
Besides, as Omanis go, my landlord was the only dishdasha dressed denizen for which I had any respect or admiration. He was a good guy. I needed to return his villa at least in some semblance of what I received when we first rented from him.
So, I had to dispose of many, many billions of kilojoules of potential energy. I needed to do this out in a distant and far away from prying ears and eyes regions and I needed a truck to haul this stuff out to the range.
To be continued…
submitted by Rocknocker to Rocknocker [link] [comments]

From the Senate Hearings for Bill C-16: Gad Saad is informed that he has been living under stricter legislation than Bill C-16 for the last six years without consequence and we are treated to how well a IDWian handles being unambiguously caught speaking untrue statements

Many people online watched the Senate Hearings featuring Peterson and his supporters' testimony opposing Bill C-16 (to the point where I'm wondering how the Senate is handling the increased interest) but what I'm noticing lately is how many interesting things happened in the follow-up question and answer sessions to these Hearings, especially when Senators were able to talk about how the Bill would or would not act with regard to the concerns of the testimonies. Gad Saad's testimony in particular was brought up in the later Senate debates with increased derision, and it piqued my interest as to why.
Saad's testimony mainly focused on how the Bill would affect his ability to provoke debate and talk about issues in a classroom (which to be fair, is largely the subject of Peterson's first video) but then quickly devolved into his simply listing random issues he was concerned about, in a spiralling that got more and more paranoid and further and further from anything resembling the Bill said
Bottom line: Foundational tenets of evolution might be construed as legal transgressions under Bill C-16, so evolution itself might be a transgression.
Ongoing governmental efforts are pushing for a gender-neutral society to cater to an extraordinarily small number of non-binary or non-gendered people who feel marginalized at having to provide their biological sex as part of their profiles. This is the tyranny of the minority. Ninety-nine per cent of the population should acquiesce to having a default feature of their personhood erased because a few individuals might be inconvenienced by it.
The slippery slope of totalitarian lunacy awaits us. Some are now proposing that racial categories constitute "biological essentialism'' and instead we should respect racial self-identities. This is known as transracialism, as per Rachel Dolezal who was born White but who self-identifies as Black.
What about fat phobia? There are many more Canadians who are overweight than transgendered, and the collective abuse that they experience is sizeable. Should the government legislate such hate? The road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions.
It should be noted above all that Bill C-16 in no way has anything remotely to do with any of these possibilities. Canada’s Charter does protect minorities, but nobody in their right mind would assert that Canada’s government prefers black people to white people because race is on the list of protected “identifiable” groups in the Charter. Only the cruelest people would assert that people with disabilities exert a “tyranny” over the population of Canada because their rights are acknowledged in the Charter. Likewise, the Bill says nothing about transracialism, or fat phobia. However, this seems to be Saad’s characteristic mode of argumentation. Now on to the fun stuff!
At the first available time to question the witnesses, a Senator informs Saad in no uncertain terms that his classroom and University would fall under provincial, not federal legislation, and Quebec, where Saad teaches, has had legislation in place against discrimination based on gender expression since 2010.
I'd draw your attention in particular to how Saad tries to repeatedly dodge this, despite the overwhelming evidence that Saad was incorrect. It's quite the testimony to exactly how much Intellectual Dark Web figures hold themselves accountable to truth, and how they believe truth claims can be established.
Senator Baker: Thank you for your presentations.
The overriding question that comes to mind after listening to your presentations is this: Every Canadian province and territory, except one, I think, has in law in their human rights codes "gender identity'' and in most of them "gender expression'' as well. Others have "gender,'' and this has worked very well.
I read case law on a daily basis. I have done it for 50 years, and I can't identify a single case in which that legislation has not worked to everyone's satisfaction.
So how do you answer that question? This is not something new. This is something that has been expected for many years because it forms part of a much larger area of law, and that is at the provincial and territorial level.
Mr. Saad: I can't speak to the legal issues. What I really care to focus on is, as a working scientist and as a professor who specializes in evolutionary behavioural sciences, that there are endless cases where both in the pursuit of my pedagogy, where I'm teaching students, or in the pursuit of my research, I would be skirting with legal transgressions of Bill C-16 if this bill were to pass.
So I can't really speak about the legal ramifications. All I can say is that I have seen what happened at the University of Toronto to my good friend Jordan Peterson, who I think will be testifying next week, and I can assure you that that would only be the tip of the spear.
So we have to be careful on the one hand, ensuring, of course, that all people should live free of hate and discrimination, but how do you materialize these rights? If literally I were to walk into class and explain the fundamental mechanism of evolution, which is sexual selection and natural selection, that itself would be considered transphobic. According to Harvard University, biological essentialism and fixed binaries are a form of systemic violence, to repeat what I said. So can I go into my class and teach evolutionary theory, or would I be engaging in systemic violence against the transgendered? This is something that, as a professor, concerns me.
Senator Baker: I still don't understand where your logic lies, because we already have that law. Education, what is said in our universities and schools, comes under the human rights codes of the provinces. In the human rights codes of the provinces, gender identity is there; gender expression is there.
Yes, there is an addition to the Criminal Code, but we have the provisions in the Criminal Code that were clearly identified by the Supreme Court of Canada in Keegstra in 1990. So I can't see where your concern lies and has any justification in our laws, as they have been applied today, which cover these very expressions.
Mr. Saad: Again, I can't speak about the legal issues.
Harvard University, a rather prestigious university, is arguing that to argue that something is due to biological essentialism is a form of transphobia. Well, my whole field of evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology would then be committing that systemic violence. So what would I do? What would you suggest for me to do when I walk into class next fall and I wish to teach about sexual selection, which is the mechanism that explains how traits and behaviours evolve across the two sexes? Would that be transphobic? Would that be something I'm allowed to do or not? I don't know.
I can't speak to the legality. I will defer to your legal expertise. Could the government place me under a legal transgression if this were to pass?
Senator Baker: No.
Senator Mitchell: No.
Mr. Saad: So Harvard would be wrong, then.
So Saad’s defence of this is to say that he came to testify about a law with no legal knowledge whatsoever, and that instead of dealing the law before them, the Senate should be chasing after stray statements made by Harvard, and “materializing” the rights of free expression that Saad already has. Beyond the simple paranoia of this, it’s worth nothing that Saad is demanding the government deal with issues over which it has no control, and continually make clear to people whose free expression is protected that…their free expression is protected. I don’t know what to call this attitude towards government outside of deep infaltalization.
And later, Saad says he is against discriminating against trans people, but objects to pronouns, which are again, not in the Bill. Likewise, Harvard returns again. I should mention to those despairing that out of this glorious pile of academic grifter bullshit, a beautiful patriotic blossom suddenly emerges.
Mr. Saad: As I said, I strongly support that we all live free of discrimination, hate and bigotry. My concerns are precisely the ones that are pushed to the envelope, like the examples that I gave in my prepared statement.
In the case of Jordan Peterson, he wasn't arguing, "I'm a landlord and I won't let you in my apartment because you're transgendered.'' As a tenured professor at the University of Toronto, he almost got fired because he refused to acquiesce to using new pronouns: "zir,'' "xe'' and "their'' in singular form.
So the examples I'm offering you, those examples at the boundary, where if I walk into class and teach about evolution I might be transgressing Bill C-16, that's what interests me.
You and I are in agreement that transgendered people should not be discriminated against in all of the ways that you and I would agree, but the devil is in the details. My whole field of evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology would be one gargantuan transgression of Bill C-16 as per the examples that I read for you, and that's something we need to address.
Senator Jaffer: What you brought up is very important. It is a dialogue we should have. Free speech is very important. Hopefully we can continue with this dialogue, but in front of us here is to add to the human rights code and also to the Criminal Code to protect rights of transgendered people, the basic rights that you and I both enjoy, and that's what this bill is about. You and I both agree that this protection should be there, right?
Mr. Saad: To those basic rights. But if you're going to ask me to poll students every 10 minutes to find out if their gender identity has changed —
Senator Jaffer: I didn't know you do that.
Mr. Saad: Harvard thinks so.
Senator Jaffer: We're not at Harvard. This is Canada.
I propose that Senator Jaffer’s beautiful aphorism be added to the patriotic pages of our beautiful Canadian passports and be eventually put on some future denomination of our beautiful money.
What is interesting is exactly where Saad despite himself, admits censorship is coming from.
Senator Dupuis: My next question is for Professor Saad. You teach at Concordia University. Have you ever been subject to policies that restrict freedom of conscience in your teaching, or any sanctions or warnings, whether from the university, itself, the professors association or your colleagues individually? That is my first question.
Second, would you be able to provide us with some reference material on this issue? It could be your work or that of other researchers you know, to help us better understand the issue.
Mr. Saad: Regarding the first question, I must say that generally Concordia has been a very welcoming place, but recently I've started feeling some hints of problems that might arise.
For example, I was hoping to organize a freedom summit, and I announced it on my very popular channel, where I would invite professors who are at the forefront of fighting for freedom of speech. An administrator came to me. I'm a chaired professor — I have a university-wide chair — and he said that I can't use this money to organize this meeting because it doesn't correspond to my scientific research. While the university broadly supports freedom of speech, my organizing a freedom summit did not fit within the mandate of my chair. I found that a bit suspicious.
The other thing that I would say is that I used to consistently be on the front pages of the media department at Concordia, and recently it seems as though they have misplaced my profile. For example, when I was coming to testify here in front of the Senate and later to speak in front of parliamentarians about some of my research, no one tweeted this.
In the past, they would certainly have been at the forefront of promoting my work. It seems as though while they haven't systemically sought to limit my freedom of speech, it seems I might be angering some folks that might not be happy with my outspokenness. That speaks to your first question.
Regarding your second question, about some of the research I do, I founded a discipline called evolutionary consumption, in which I apply evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology to study consumer behaviour. I study things like how hormones affect men's and women's behaviours. I study a wide range of sex differences in mating behaviour, gift-giving behaviour and in shopping behaviour.
My work is at the intersection of biology, psychology and consumer behaviour. It's in that capacity, as an evolutionary behavioural scientist, that I'm here testifying.
Despite Saad missing the point, I do think this should give us as (mostly) leftists pause. Saad was prevented by an administrator from giving a “meeting” for reasons Saad felt were unaccountable and not even fully explained. Despite Saad’s tendency to feel entitled to every audience and every promotion, he did experience a threat to his ability to express his academic work, though it had absolutely nothing to do with the provincial for federal legislation. Glenn Greenwald has pointed out that most of the censorship in North American campuses comes not from government interference or precedent, but the unaccountable whims of outside groups and administrators, the University of British Columbia experienced a series of forced leaves of absence over professors criticizing the administration and being accused of “discouraging fundraising.” The Confucius Institute has become notorious for censoring speakers even mildly critical of China by veto at North American Universities. Many part-time professors are encouraged to suppress their research and interests in order to remain favorable to public reception. The Administration of Boston University shut down Christopher Ricks’ self-sufficient Editorial Institute then accused him of attacking the University’s reputation by asking for an explanation. There are real reasons to be worried about controversial speech on campus, but it’s extremely important to isolate the threads of fault. Rarely but sometimes the Government is at fault, frequently the administration is at fault (or refusing to give up an explanation) and we are seeing a pattern more and more of outside money manipulating events in public and private Universities. Saad, in blaming an imaginary slippery slope of any gesture honour trans rights by the government being at fault, is letting the administration off the hook and encouraging unaccountability.
Anyways, back to the clown show.
Senator Sinclair: Professor Saad, I listened carefully to your explanation about your professional expertise in the area of the research that you do, and I don't see it connected to this issue in the same way that maybe you do. Your presentation, quite frankly, was primarily on the issue of political correctness and limitations on freedom of expression, as I understood it, so I begin my question with you being aware of that.
I was thinking as I was listening to what you were saying that you're very strong on ensuring that one's freedom of expression is not limited by laws such as this, and yet you didn't express any concern, from what I could gather, on the issue of the discrimination that will occur and is occurring with regard to employment, accommodation, housing, military benefits, pension benefits, all of the other things that trans people will not be receiving if laws preventing that discrimination from occurring are not put in place. Are you not concerned about preventing that discrimination?
Mr. Saad: I'm fully concerned, as I conceded to the senator earlier. I'm sorry, I think it was Senator Jaffer. And she conceded that we seemed to be in agreement that we have to protect transgender people from exactly the cases that you're talking about.
But that's not the world I live in. I'm not a landlord who may or may not discriminate against a transgendered person. I'm a professor who does research on sex differences. I'm a professor who applies evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology in my work and in my teaching. Therefore, it's not a question of just political correctness.
If I get up in front of a class and talk about how there are evolutionary pressures that result in sexual differences between males and females, could somebody who is in the class and is transgendered argue, "You did not incorporate my personhood in your lecture and, as such, I felt disenfranchised and marginalized and therefore you're engaging in some sort of bias''? What if one of my students, as part of their research project, writes as one of the questions, "Are you male or female?'' Would that be a form of systemic violence against the transgendered because we didn't include 31 genders?
This is not facetiousness. These are real, concrete examples as per what Jordan Peterson went through.
So I would like to receive some assurances as to what extent this bill goes. How far does it go? I don't have the legal training that many of the folks here do, so I can't speak to that. But in reading the bill, I could see many places where my simply getting up in front of a class would constitute one big transgression, and I'm worried about that.
If I were a Stanley-Fish-ish postmodernist, I would have a field day over the use of the phrase “real concrete examples” and “world I live in.” None of the examples had anything to do with the federal legislation, and as the Senators reminded Saad, Universities are the jurisdiction of the provincial human rights commissions. The scenario he lists as happening in his class is not real or concrete, and is in fact, imaginary. The letter sent to Peterson didn’t have anything to do with discussion of evolution or biological essentialism (which elsewhere Senators said they hoped to encourage by passing the Bill) in fact encouraging him to voice unpopular opinions but had to do with his threat to misgender students in his class, which the administration states is against the provincial, not federal Human Rights laws.
You have continued to state publicly that if a student or colleague or staff member requests that you refer to them using gender neutral pronouns, you will refuse to do so and that you do not recognize the rights of others to tell you which personal pronoun to use when addressing them
(I will probably make that threat, and how it has been denied the topic of my next longpost.)
So in summary, the objections Saad raised to the bill are almost entirely in bad faith. He and Meyer demanded the bill contain definitions that were entirely uncontroversial to their taste (despite presenting no expertise for this judgement, or suggestion for an alternative) but at the same time could bear the weight of a million possible misreadings. Likewise, they demanded that the government produce a bill not only capable of protecting trans people, but containing language that prevents any imagined slippery slope towards entirely projected horror-verdicts, and a patronizing comfort-blanket to prove the government would protect the freedom of expression they already had. When told that he has been living under legislation stricter than Bill C-16, but none of the consequences he imagined occurred, Saad invoked stray statements from Harvard and news stories that upset him from the United States to present himself as a victim. This isn't the way legislation works, this is an extraordinarily cynical way to think politics work that is hostile to reasonable autonomy, however this seems to be the way several Intellectual Dark Web characters seem to think civil rights legislation ought to work.
I’ll leave the punchline to Senator Grant Mitchell
Senator Plett mentioned Gad Saad who was quite perturbed about this legislation having an effect on him in his classroom, no t realizing that since 2010, Quebec has had gender identity and gender expression in their provincial legislation, which covers his classroom. He has never once confronted the problem that he thinks he is going to confront when this passes, even though it doesn't have any jurisdiction over his classroom or that particular feature of his life at all. It was vacuous and irrelevant testimony.
submitted by LiterallyAnscombe to enoughpetersonspam [link] [comments]

[Friday, 05. October]

World News

Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden
Link | Comments
Canadians will be allowed to travel with 30 grams of marijuana on domestic flights, the Transport Ministry said. Domestic flyers on Canadian airlines will legally be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of cannabis, a statement from the Transport Ministry said Thursday.
Link | Comments
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, for their work to end the use of sexual violence in war
Link | Comments

All news, US and international.

60 students without vaccines kept out of school in Fargo, West Fargo
Link | Comments
Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China
Link | Comments
Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden
Link | Comments

Science

Daytime naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds. The findings further reveal thebenefits of a short bout of sleep on cognitive brain function and found that even during short bouts of sleep we process information that we are not consciously aware of.
Link | Comments
First suicide attempts are more lethal than previously realized, reports a new study of children and adolescents. 71% of youth dying by suicide did so on their first attempt, also known as the "index" attempt, and firearms are implicated in 85% of youth dying on first-attempt.
Link | Comments
Astronomers spot a strange microquasar in the Milky Way made of a black hole or neutron star sucking matter off its companion. The microquasar is not only surrounded by a hot, swirling disk of material, it also shoots out jets of matter at 26% the speed of light, which in turn emit gamma rays.
Link | Comments

Technology

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros - Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
Link | Comments
Rep. Khanna Releases Internet Bill of Rights - Would restore net neutrality rules, require opt in for personal info use
Link | Comments
Verizon Lays Off 44,000, Transfers 2,500 More IT Jobs To Indian Outsourcer Infosys
Link | Comments

Sadly, this is not the Onion.

Sperm bank offers women celebrity look-a-like donor service
Link | Comments
Exclusive: Richmond mayoral candidate says "there is no human rights abuse in China" - theBreaker
Link | Comments
Pakistani ice-cream seller unaware of £14m in his bank account
Link | Comments

Ask Reddit...

Pregnant women or women who have been pregnant, what is the worst/craziest advice someone has given you about your pregnancy?
Comments
Mark Twain said “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience". When has this proved true for you?
Comments
What fan theory do you 100% accept as true?
Comments

Sysadmin

I might have just saved my employer $165,000 annually by looking through our invoices.
Comments
Can you imagine if we paid you $45/hr?
Comments
Our new helpdesk autoreply
Comments

Microsoft SQL Server

SSMS 18.0 public preview released
Link | Comments
Concept behind limiting write/delete access for a reference database?
Comments
Add column during Bulk Insert/Upload Wizard
Comments

PowerShell

Powershell for non IT/AD
Comments
PSTeams - Sending notifications to Microsoft Teams Channels from Windows / Linux and Mac
Comments
Get-Disk returns nothing on 2016 Server.
Comments

Functional 3D Printing

Finally have a place out of the way to put my spray paints
Link | Comments
Universal Phone Tripod Mount
Link | Comments
Designed and printed a USB holder for my screen
Link | Comments

Data Is Beautiful

[OC] I measured my heart rate while gaming, because science
Link | Comments
My 3 Year Runniversary in San Francisco Heat-Map [OC]
Link | Comments
Global warming by latitude, Arctic already exceeds 1.5 C [OC]
Link | Comments

Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL Japan has a sociological phenomena known as Hikikomori, in which there's an estimated 1 million Japanese who choose to completely isolate themselves from society.
Link | Comments
TIL The code from the Matrix is actually a sushi recipe the production designer, Simon Whiteley, scanned from one of his wife's Japanese cookbooks.
Link | Comments
TIL that the power button symbol is based off of binary’s off (0) and on (1)
Link | Comments

So many books, so little time

Brandon Sanderson would "seriously consider" a video game adaptation of Mistborn made by CDPR
Link | Comments
Circe by Madeline Miller optioned for TV Series
Link | Comments
I am Pintip Dunn, a New York Times bestselling author of Young Adult fiction. AMA!
Comments

OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder, ca. 1986
Link | Comments
The Original Sesame Street cast, c. 1970.
Link | Comments
Two fashionable girls and some Boy Scouts (1965) taken by fashion photographer Gösta Peterson for New York Times
Link | Comments

aviation

Work took me to Edwards AFB today. Here’s all the aircraft tested at Edwards.
Link | Comments
Drone impact at 238 mph
Link | Comments
hmmm
Link | Comments

Reddit Pics

Buck the Security Man poked his head into my friends photo shoot to let them know the wing was closing soon. Proceeds to take the best photo of the session.
Link | Comments
The grandfather, the father, and the son.
Link | Comments
Nice
Link | Comments

.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

Trump boards Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe
Link | Comments
“Yeah! Screw em dad! I’ll get all the chicks I want..
Link | Comments
Guy takes a shortcut down the steps
Link | Comments

A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

What a nice person
Link | Comments
When he realizes I'm looking at him
Link | Comments
An Extremely Realistic 3D Painting of a Cat
Link | Comments
submitted by DangerDylan to DangerDylanTLDR [link] [comments]

A World Imagined

In order to sustain the presence of life and freedom on this planet Earth, it must be taken as a responsibility for the self-aware conscious beings that inhabit it, to engineer an environment of cohabitation and liberty, devoid of oppression to all other benign beings. Thus, we pledge to harmonize the functions of our labors to reverently nurture the cradle for anticipated generations, of all kinds. Striving without end, we embark on this task in gratitude, to allow nature take it's course, free of impairment. Priority of the task to embody compassion toward others will be perpetually held foremost, adapting habits to suit a symbiosis that considers the regional extents of intermingled thriving bodies, never to lessen their boundaries lest determined hazardous. Deliberation of this reasoning need not be outlined by numerous letter and character. By an evaluation of the merited, detriment or development shall be managed in appropriate fashion to align with the balances aforementioned.
The proposal being brought forward for balance and synergy with the planet, is a currency that is socially embellished by the cooperation of the people to contribute more as a whole than what is needed by the individuals. By which, making each denomination note worth more each year and eventually making itself obsolete as we move into a money free world. Imagine a currency backed by a renewable resource, with the benefit of manifesting our basic human needs and the means by which to share it for the progress of mankind. There is no other than the dog star plant to raise humanities standard of living to one of comfort for all lives.
Cannabis has been a useful plant for humanity since it's discovery several millennia ago, but around the world it was made illegal due to the U.N.’s Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 A.D. (UN). However, people’s attitudes are changing today with Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington becoming the first states to legalize cannabis for purposes beyond medicine, we are now free to rediscover all the amazing things this plant can do for us and our planet.
As much as the digital age is fast reducing the need for printing many things, paper is very important to a modern economy as it serves as a medium for our currency, contracts, study, and especially artwork. Paper that is typically used in modern times is most often made of wood, along with chemicals not found in nature (Gendell). Needless to say, modern paper making is bad for the environment because it not only removes trees from their ecosystems, but also adds pollutants to the atmosphere by its production. Cannabis has the potential to replace wood, and does not need chemicals to become paper (General). Cannabis also produces more biomass per acre than trees, and in less time than it takes trees to grow. For comparison, one acre of cannabis will produce two crops in a year with the equivalent amount of 4 acres of trees. Cannabis can also be used to make cardboard and even tissue paper; basically every practical industry involving trees could instead be accomplished with cannabis.
Cannabis can also be eaten in a number of ways and all parts of the plant can be prepared into a wide variety of meals. It is very common for medical dispensaries to mix the flowering tops of cannabis into sweets because of its medicinal properties, and many of these sweets could pass as just regular food (Ferner). The seeds of the plant can be used to make a bread like substance known as hempseed cake. This cake is very good for whoever consumes it as it is high in many vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and manganese (Hemp Flour). The leaves and stalk of the plant can be prepared into a drink that the Indians call “bhang” (pronounced bong) it’s a very creamy and smooth drink that tastes like water if nothing is added to the original recipe, however one can add chocolate to it for flavor, or cinnamon for flavor and memory enhancing properties. Now you can eat cannabis and drink it too, all the while its good for you, they basically made the best vegetable illegal.
Cannabis has very strong fibers that can be made into products ranging from T-shirts to Hammocks. Cannabis also grows faster than traditional sources of clothing fiber such as cotton; two to three times faster to be exact (General). What this means is that cannabis is a stronger material than what people currently use now and it is also easier to grow more of it. Cannabis could therefore be a solution to clothing the world’s population at a time when many are worrying about overpopulation, and lack of resources.
The parts of the cannabis plant that are not used for fibers are known as hurds which make up about 70% of the plant’s biomass. These hurds can be used for building material when combined with lime (General). The resulting material is called hempcrete; a material which is both self-insulating and fire proof. This material also has a carbon negative action on the atmosphere, which means that it takes CO2 out of the atmosphere and locks it inside the material of the building. On top of this carbon negative benefit of hempcrete is another: reduced energy costs due to its superior insulation properties. One of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is human homes; making homes carbon negative and less dependent on fossil fuels could help turn the clock back when it comes to excess carbon in our atmosphere (Perritano). These buildings are not new, in fact the roman aqueducts in France were made of this same material, and are still standing today even 2000 years after Rome collapsed! This implies that carbon negative action taken now will have positive effects for generations to come. It also implies that if we made public buildings out of this material we could spend less on maintaining them, and less on replacing them.
Finding a sustainable, efficient, and clean energy source has been a very big challenge for people in the 21st Century, but the search may be over as cannabis can also be made into fuel. Biodiesel can be made out of cannabis oils from the seeds and stalk of the plant, while biofuel is made from just the stalks of cannabis (General). As stated earlier cannabis grows much faster than many plants in the world, and it can also be grown all over the world. What this implies is that people would have the ability to generate their own fuel, and in turn the laws of supply and demand would lower gas prices. Not only would gas be cheaper if we produced cannabis fuel, it would create a respiratory like cycle between cars and their fuel. CO2 would be burned and released into the atmosphere and then reabsorbed by cannabis plants ready to be turned into fuel or another product. Henry Ford even demonstrated that a car can be fueled by nothing but cannabis (Henry Ford's). Essentially what cannabis allows humans to do is have a healthy natural relationship with our planet while still enjoying the pleasures of the modern world.
Motor vehicles are a huge part of our economy given that they transport goods and people from place to place, but they are made of materials that must be mined to acquire. Luckily cannabis can be made into a light durable plastic that is ideal for motor vehicles. In fact Canadian scientists have already made one.(Gordon) The Scientists discovered that by using cannabis in the creation of this car that less fuels are needed to push the car forward because the cannabis plastic is much lighter than traditional materials. Cannabis is also stronger than steel when put in this form (Gordon). So now you can make a car out of cannabis and fuel it with cannabis, while at the same time being more efficient than regular fossil fuels and stronger than traditional car material.
The most well-known use of cannabis is its medical applications. Over 20 states in the United States have recognized that cannabis is effective when treating certain ailments. For instance just recently Utah passed a bill that allows epileptic people access to CBD oil: an extract of cannabis that prevents seizures and is known as an antipsychotic. Cannabis has another compound in it loved by patients everywhere because of its innumerable applications, that compound is known as THC. THC was the reason the plant was made illegal in the first place, but that was because people had very little knowledge of its true effects. The most shocking of these medical effects is that THC actually strengthens the brain rather than weaken it as THC protects it from neurdegeneration (Walia). This protection actually prevents Alzheimer’s disease and other symptoms of aging. THC has also been proven to reduce tumors from different cancers in multiple studies. One myth about cannabis is that it gives the consumer more lung cancer than tobacco, but the opposite is actually true cannabis cures and prevents lung cancer in the consumer, and has also been found to reduce asthma. When it comes to most cancers cannabis makes these cells wither and die; denying someone this medicine because of a propaganda campaign is morally wrong. Cannabis can be used for less serious conditions as well such as chronic pain from multiple diseases (105 Peer-Reviewed). Cannabis has also been proven to help people with bipolar disorder manage their condition by improving their memory, attention, and general attitude. THC also has the effect of improving appetite which is very valuable to AIDS patients who have trouble eating, as well as people with eating disorders. To say the least Cannabis has a lot of medical applications and more are surely going to be discovered now that people are more accepting of the plant.
Cannabis’s greatest application could be its use as a currency. Throughout history, I know of 3 monetary systems: bartering goods and services, gold/silver standard money, and fiat currency. Cannabis as a medium of exchange is not a new idea; in fact Thomas Jefferson used it as currency when the government ran out of money in May of 1781 while he was governor of Virginia.("Hemp history") Just as with gold backing, such a currency would operate by having each note redeemable for an amount of hemp, whether raw or in a refined state of oil, seed, fiber, or hurds. AN ACTUAL "federal reserve" would grow, harvest, and hold this crop, along with printing the amount of money equal to the amount of resource held, so that these notes can be redeemed at the banks for the harvested raw and/or refined hemp (oil, fiber, hurd, etc). Currently our currency is based on debt, not value, and this can lead to problems among neighbors, fearing scarcity. For every dollar we print we go that much plus interest in debt: meaning we can never pay our debt off even if we used every dollar in existence. Cannabis offers us a way out of perpetual debt, and also gives the power of currency to the people rather than the privately owned Federal Reserve.
Cannabis backed currency is a unit of accountability to our ecosystem and the betterment to our every man, woman, and child. An open worldwide market utilizing a network of claimed lands would serve as the basis for a cooperative economy and government, funded by a property tax of cannabis; that is to say, the more land that you participate with, the more cannabis you pay in taxes. The government would have to send high quality seeds to all land owning people in order for this system to be fair, but at least debt is not inherently created as a loan of principle and interest when this money enters the economy.
Citizens would replace their current currency notes at the reserve with the new cannabis notes, at the same value as compared with how much raw material that amount would purchase from the reserve. ANYone, at ANY time, has the option to grow a crop to turn in to the reserves, to attain cannabis currency (the reason that this benefit does not collapse the system and erase the need for jobs by citizens, and in turn erase capitalism markets, is because it can only be done once, possibly twice, a year).
To phase it into society, the best method would be to start with businesses that can utilize the crop either by 100% or a considerable amount, for them to pay their employees in hemp notes in a slowly increasing percentage of wages and to buy hemp ingredients for their products from the new hemp banks, at an appropriate amount per unit of the resource, in relation to the present economic state in the nation (These companies would buy, in USD, the hemp to manufacture with, until the harvesting is USD proofed; not requiring petroleum to run the machines or paying wages in USD).
After the first fiscal year, the number of circulated notes would be tallied, by the use of catalogued serial numbers (tracked like anonymous credit card numbers, tied to the hemp serial note, not the person), so that the sum could be grown to sustain the size of the economy. The supply will constantly grow and shrink at the same time because of how people consume and renew it.
As the fiscal years turn, all uncirculated notes would leave behind an amount of unredeemed hemp, that would rollover into the value of each note in the following year, i.e. out of 10 trillion pounds, if all but 1 trillion is used, then the notes are now worth 1.1x the amount as they were previously. That amount would be factored into the next year's crop size, to cover it possibly being redeemed later.
There could be a maximum of the number of years this amount would be covered by next year's crop, making inheritance of "old money" wealth out of the question and keeping the crop reserves fresh. So, if notes are not redeemed for, say, 3years, the serial numbers on the notes are "burned", removing that amount from what is to be grown the next year and making those particular notes unredeemable. This portion could be taxed to supply public sector programs with their needs, by turning into free food, clothes, shelter, fuel, etc.
The amount of hemp donated from the civilians between federally sanctioned crops would count against the amount of "hemp debt" factored for the added value notes (that didn't circulate the previous year and are not set to "burn" in that cycle) By surpassing the notes queued to cover the size of the economy for the next year, this starts to reduce interest rates on loans, potentially leading to a system that has NEGATIVE interest rates on loans.
The final reason this currency is inflation proof is that it's supplies will grow with the population: the more people alive, the more people that will want to consume cannabis, so more people will grow it. Inflation would only take place on non-renewable resources, that would increase in price with the overall amount of resource/money held at reserves, just to maintain it's rate of attainment, so as not to use these too quickly.
Cannabis can be grown everywhere humans live, so it can even be put to use as an international currency free from the barriers of languages and governments. The numbers I have crunched are only to outline a general concept. Starting with an overestimated 350 million US citizens, at 50k pounds per person, a 17.5 trillion pound reserves would be grown. Going from an estimated 6-10k pound per acre yield, it would require 1.75 to 2.92 billion acres. The US has ~2.25 billion arable acres, so this can possibly be done in a single year.
Some numbers I ran based on a full capacity use worldwide:
3.10798574 billion arable hectares of land on Earth * 2 crops a year * 8000 lbs is average between 6 and 10k lbs per hectare * 16 ounces per pound as the individual units likened to a dollar, totals 795,644,349,000,000 or 795 trillion, 644 billion, 349 million. That's the total potential of a world cannabis currency in individual slices in the pie if grown at full capacity.
Only 7.59 billion hectares are needed to give everyone on Earth a 1,250 square foot home. 971.25 trillion units worth of work that can be done in about two and a half years. On top of the fiber and hurds content used from the plant to make the houses, there would also be 3,000 lbs average of seed yield per hectare * the 3.10798574 billion hectares a year * 2 crops a year is 18,647,914,440,000 or 18.65 trillion lbs of seed, 46,619,786,100,000 or 46 trillion 619 billion 786 million 100 thousand lbs of seed after the 2.5 years to grow the hemp for fiber to build houses for everyone. 37 gallons of oil per acre from seed is 284.16 billion gallons in a year, or 710.4 billion gallons of hemp oil after the 2.5 years to grow the fiber to build houses for everyone.
That is a hypothetical cap to the planet's capacity for this economy. Even if scaling it down to small fractions of the areas mentioned, you can see that it still yields a considerable amount for trial local economies.
On top of all this the flowering tops of cannabis, which hold the most THC and CBD, would be representative of other products in the economy due to the other parts of the plant being applicable for so many uses. How could this system be managed? Since all cannabis varies a spectrometer device will be needed to “read” the THC and CBD of cannabis while simultaneously weighing it. This device could also double as a virtual wallet that would account for how many cannabinoids you have stored in the bank to avoid theft and inconvenience.
All in all, cannabis has a lot of uses, and potential uses. One day you could be driving a cannabis car, using cannabis fuel, on the way to your cannabis house, to eat your cannabis dinner, while wearing cannabis clothes, and all while everything was purchased with cannabis. This plant clearly forms a symbiotic relationship with humans, and for the health of our planet it should be accepted as a wise alternative to the harmful things we do to maintain our standard of living currently.

CannabisCurrency

.A Grow
.B Harvest
.C Contributors weigh by lbs. (Banks and Individuals)
.D Store in Central Vaults (Clear pyramid over an open pit with view of cranes picking out bales)
.E Paid wages on single hemp note, with a heading like a denomination bill, a security strip, given to each company, very precious tape embeded, a ledger following under where it's spent and for how much (bifolds like a check).
.F Each place of spending would take the note, scan a bar, which figures the difference, write a new line on the ledger, prints new heading with a new company security strip embeded, new value of note stated, and then destroy the old note in order for the print to work.
.G Built in system of recording, in case of failure and needing a note replaced.
.H Spent like an anonymous bank card, that communicates the trades of the values of hemp product and hemp currency, back to the reserves.
.I However, it is a note, resembling a Bond, with a binary strip or RFID embeded.
[US Dollar (USD)] = 1 [Current Currency (CC)] = [USD] x [Exchange Rate] [Hemp Reserve Note (HRN)] = [CC]
[Crop Unit] (CU, cubic 3 ft. bundle of raw plant) [Unit Weight] (UW, number of Lbs or Kgs)
Price of Crop Unit: [Hemp Reserve Notes (HRN)]/[CU] = 27([UW]/Ft3)* x 65[CC]** * = Actual Weight {[CU] =? [UW]/Ft3} ** = [CC]/[UW], subject to change when compared with national economic state. This number represents the quantity of base value(1CC) hemp notes per pound [Yearly Print (YP)] = [Reserve Crop Held in Lbs(RCH#)] x 65**
[Citizens' Withdraw in Hemp Notes (CW)] = [CC]/65**
{YP is the new hemp currency notes put into circulation each year, that represent the exact amount of the harvested plant, broken down into stackable blocks that has been verified to be able to produce X amount of each Known Goods (KG)} (Known Goods / KG: Refer to diagram - Message me for link to PDF containing graph)
Sources
Ferner, Matt. "10 Marijuana Edibles That Could Pass As 'Real' Food." Huffington Post. 15 10 2013 : n. page. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
Gendell, Adam . "Paper is Made from What?!." GreenBlue. GreenBlue, 3 Oct. 2011. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
"General Hemp Information." HempBasics. Natural Hemp Products, n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
Gordon-Bloomfield, Nikki. "Canada's Cannabis Car." FoxNews.com. (2010): n. page. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
"Henry Ford's Suppressed Hemp Car - What We All Should Be Driving." Spirit Science and Metaphysics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014.
"Hemp Flour and Hemp Seed Cake." HempSeed.ca. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
"Hemp history." Global Hemp. N.p., 2001. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
"105 Peer-Reviewed Studies on Marijuana." ProCon.org. N.p.,5 Sep. 2012. Web.4 Apr. 2014. Perritano, John. "Can I use hemp as a building material and to insulate my house?." how stuff works. n.d. n. page. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
UN, "Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 ." United Nations Treaty Collection. un.org, 30 Mar. 1961. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
Walia, Arjun . "20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer." Collective Evolution. N.p., 23 Aug. 2013. Web.4 Apr.. 2014.
submitted by Trokuhan87 to hemp [link] [comments]

#CannabisCurrency

In order to sustain the presence of life and freedom on this planet Earth, it must be taken as a responsibility for the self-aware conscious beings that inhabit it, to engineer an environment of cohabitation and liberty, devoid of oppression to all other benign beings. Thus, we pledge to harmonize the functions of our labors to reverently nurture the cradle for anticipated generations, of all kinds. Striving without end, we embark on this task in gratitude, to allow nature take it's course, free of impairment. Priority of the task to embody compassion toward others will be perpetually held foremost, adapting habits to suit a symbiosis that considers the regional extents of intermingled thriving bodies, never to lessen their boundaries lest determined hazardous. Deliberation of this reasoning need not be outlined by numerous letter and character. By an evaluation of the merited, detriment or development shall be managed in appropriate fashion to align with the balances aforementioned.
The proposal being brought forward for balance and synergy with the planet, is a currency that is socially embellished by the cooperation of the people to contribute more as a whole than what is needed by the individuals. By which, making each denomination note worth more each year and eventually making itself obsolete as we move into a money free world. Imagine a currency backed by a renewable resource, with the benefit of manifesting our basic human needs and the means by which to share it for the progress of mankind. There is no other than the dog star plant to raise humanities standard of living to one of comfort for all lives.
Cannabis has been a useful plant for humanity since it's discovery several millennia ago, but around the world it was made illegal due to the U.N.’s Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 A.D. (UN). However, people’s attitudes are changing today with Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington becoming the first states to legalize cannabis for purposes beyond medicine, we are now free to rediscover all the amazing things this plant can do for us and our planet.
As much as the digital age is fast reducing the need for printing many things, paper is very important to a modern economy as it serves as a medium for our currency, contracts, study, and especially artwork. Paper that is typically used in modern times is most often made of wood, along with chemicals not found in nature (Gendell). Needless to say, modern paper making is bad for the environment because it not only removes trees from their ecosystems, but also adds pollutants to the atmosphere by its production. Cannabis has the potential to replace wood, and does not need chemicals to become paper (General). Cannabis also produces more biomass per acre than trees, and in less time than it takes trees to grow. For comparison, one acre of cannabis will produce two crops in a year with the equivalent amount of 4 acres of trees. Cannabis can also be used to make cardboard and even tissue paper; basically every practical industry involving trees could instead be accomplished with cannabis.
Cannabis can also be eaten in a number of ways and all parts of the plant can be prepared into a wide variety of meals. It is very common for medical dispensaries to mix the flowering tops of cannabis into sweets because of its medicinal properties, and many of these sweets could pass as just regular food (Ferner). The seeds of the plant can be used to make a bread like substance known as hempseed cake. This cake is very good for whoever consumes it as it is high in many vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and manganese (Hemp Flour). The leaves and stalk of the plant can be prepared into a drink that the Indians call “bhang” (pronounced bong) it’s a very creamy and smooth drink that tastes like water if nothing is added to the original recipe, however one can add chocolate to it for flavor, or cinnamon for flavor and memory enhancing properties. Now you can eat cannabis and drink it too, all the while its good for you, they basically made the best vegetable illegal.
Cannabis has very strong fibers that can be made into products ranging from T-shirts to Hammocks. Cannabis also grows faster than traditional sources of clothing fiber such as cotton; two to three times faster to be exact (General). What this means is that cannabis is a stronger material than what people currently use now and it is also easier to grow more of it. Cannabis could therefore be a solution to clothing the world’s population at a time when many are worrying about overpopulation, and lack of resources.
The parts of the cannabis plant that are not used for fibers are known as hurds which make up about 70% of the plant’s biomass. These hurds can be used for building material when combined with lime (General). The resulting material is called hempcrete; a material which is both self-insulating and fire proof. This material also has a carbon negative action on the atmosphere, which means that it takes CO2 out of the atmosphere and locks it inside the material of the building. On top of this carbon negative benefit of hempcrete is another: reduced energy costs due to its superior insulation properties. One of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is human homes; making homes carbon negative and less dependent on fossil fuels could help turn the clock back when it comes to excess carbon in our atmosphere (Perritano). These buildings are not new, in fact the roman aqueducts in France were made of this same material, and are still standing today even 2000 years after Rome collapsed! This implies that carbon negative action taken now will have positive effects for generations to come. It also implies that if we made public buildings out of this material we could spend less on maintaining them, and less on replacing them.
Finding a sustainable, efficient, and clean energy source has been a very big challenge for people in the 21st Century, but the search may be over as cannabis can also be made into fuel. Biodiesel can be made out of cannabis oils from the seeds and stalk of the plant, while biofuel is made from just the stalks of cannabis (General). As stated earlier cannabis grows much faster than many plants in the world, and it can also be grown all over the world. What this implies is that people would have the ability to generate their own fuel, and in turn the laws of supply and demand would lower gas prices. Not only would gas be cheaper if we produced cannabis fuel, it would create a respiratory like cycle between cars and their fuel. CO2 would be burned and released into the atmosphere and then reabsorbed by cannabis plants ready to be turned into fuel or another product. Henry Ford even demonstrated that a car can be fueled by nothing but cannabis (Henry Ford's). Essentially what cannabis allows humans to do is have a healthy natural relationship with our planet while still enjoying the pleasures of the modern world.
Motor vehicles are a huge part of our economy given that they transport goods and people from place to place, but they are made of materials that must be mined to acquire. Luckily cannabis can be made into a light durable plastic that is ideal for motor vehicles. In fact Canadian scientists have already made one.(Gordon) The Scientists discovered that by using cannabis in the creation of this car that less fuels are needed to push the car forward because the cannabis plastic is much lighter than traditional materials. Cannabis is also stronger than steel when put in this form (Gordon). So now you can make a car out of cannabis and fuel it with cannabis, while at the same time being more efficient than regular fossil fuels and stronger than traditional car material.
The most well-known use of cannabis is its medical applications. Over 20 states in the United States have recognized that cannabis is effective when treating certain ailments. For instance just recently Utah passed a bill that allows epileptic people access to CBD oil: an extract of cannabis that prevents seizures and is known as an antipsychotic. Cannabis has another compound in it loved by patients everywhere because of its innumerable applications, that compound is known as THC. THC was the reason the plant was made illegal in the first place, but that was because people had very little knowledge of its true effects. The most shocking of these medical effects is that THC actually strengthens the brain rather than weaken it as THC protects it from neurdegeneration (Walia). This protection actually prevents Alzheimer’s disease and other symptoms of aging. THC has also been proven to reduce tumors from different cancers in multiple studies. One myth about cannabis is that it gives the consumer more lung cancer than tobacco, but the opposite is actually true cannabis cures and prevents lung cancer in the consumer, and has also been found to reduce asthma. When it comes to most cancers cannabis makes these cells wither and die; denying someone this medicine because of a propaganda campaign is morally wrong. Cannabis can be used for less serious conditions as well such as chronic pain from multiple diseases (105 Peer-Reviewed). Cannabis has also been proven to help people with bipolar disorder manage their condition by improving their memory, attention, and general attitude. THC also has the effect of improving appetite which is very valuable to AIDS patients who have trouble eating, as well as people with eating disorders. To say the least Cannabis has a lot of medical applications and more are surely going to be discovered now that people are more accepting of the plant.
Cannabis’s greatest application could be its use as a currency. Throughout history, I know of 3 monetary systems: bartering goods and services, gold/silver standard money, and fiat currency. Cannabis as a medium of exchange is not a new idea; in fact Thomas Jefferson used it as currency when the government ran out of money in May of 1781 while he was governor of Virginia.("Hemp history") Just as with gold backing, such a currency would operate by having each note redeemable for an amount of hemp, whether raw or in a refined state of oil, seed, fiber, or hurds. AN ACTUAL "federal reserve" would grow, harvest, and hold this crop, along with printing the amount of money equal to the amount of resource held, so that these notes can be redeemed at the banks for the harvested raw and/or refined hemp (oil, fiber, hurd, etc). Currently our currency is based on debt, not value, and this can lead to problems among neighbors, fearing scarcity. For every dollar we print we go that much plus interest in debt: meaning we can never pay our debt off even if we used every dollar in existence. Cannabis offers us a way out of perpetual debt, and also gives the power of currency to the people rather than the privately owned Federal Reserve.
Cannabis backed currency is a unit of accountability to our ecosystem and the betterment to our every man, woman, and child. An open worldwide market utilizing a network of claimed lands would serve as the basis for a cooperative economy and government, funded by a property tax of cannabis; that is to say, the more land that you participate with, the more cannabis you pay in taxes. The government would have to send high quality seeds to all land owning people in order for this system to be fair, but at least debt is not inherently created as a loan of principle and interest when this money enters the economy.
Citizens would replace their current currency notes at the reserve with the new cannabis notes, at the same value as compared with how much raw material that amount would purchase from the reserve. ANYone, at ANY time, has the option to grow a crop to turn in to the reserves, to attain cannabis currency (the reason that this benefit does not collapse the system and erase the need for jobs by citizens, and in turn erase capitalism markets, is because it can only be done once, possibly twice, a year).
To phase it into society, the best method would be to start with businesses that can utilize the crop either by 100% or a considerable amount, for them to pay their employees in hemp notes in a slowly increasing percentage of wages and to buy hemp ingredients for their products from the new hemp banks, at an appropriate amount per unit of the resource, in relation to the present economic state in the nation (These companies would buy, in USD, the hemp to manufacture with, until the harvesting is USD proofed; not requiring petroleum to run the machines or paying wages in USD).
After the first fiscal year, the number of circulated notes would be tallied, by the use of catalogued serial numbers (tracked like anonymous credit card numbers, tied to the hemp serial note, not the person), so that the sum could be grown to sustain the size of the economy. The supply will constantly grow and shrink at the same time because of how people consume and renew it.
As the fiscal years turn, all uncirculated notes would leave behind an amount of unredeemed hemp, that would rollover into the value of each note in the following year, i.e. out of 10 trillion pounds, if all but 1 trillion is used, then the notes are now worth 1.1x the amount as they were previously. That amount would be factored into the next year's crop size, to cover it possibly being redeemed later.
There could be a maximum of the number of years this amount would be covered by next year's crop, making inheritance of "old money" wealth out of the question and keeping the crop reserves fresh. So, if notes are not redeemed for, say, 3years, the serial numbers on the notes are "burned", removing that amount from what is to be grown the next year and making those particular notes unredeemable. This portion could be taxed to supply public sector programs with their needs, by turning into free food, clothes, shelter, fuel, etc.
The amount of hemp donated from the civilians between federally sanctioned crops would count against the amount of "hemp debt" factored for the added value notes (that didn't circulate the previous year and are not set to "burn" in that cycle) By surpassing the notes queued to cover the size of the economy for the next year, this starts to reduce interest rates on loans, potentially leading to a system that has NEGATIVE interest rates on loans.
The final reason this currency is inflation proof is that it's supplies will grow with the population: the more people alive, the more people that will want to consume cannabis, so more people will grow it. Inflation would only take place on non-renewable resources, that would increase in price with the overall amount of resource/money held at reserves, just to maintain it's rate of attainment, so as not to use these too quickly.
Cannabis can be grown everywhere humans live, so it can even be put to use as an international currency free from the barriers of languages and governments. The numbers I have crunched are only to outline a general concept. Starting with an overestimated 350 million US citizens, at 50k pounds per person, a 17.5 trillion pound reserves would be grown. Going from an estimated 6-10k pound per acre yield, it would require 1.75 to 2.92 billion acres. The US has ~2.25 billion arable acres, so this can possibly be done in a single year.
Some numbers I ran based on a full capacity use worldwide:
3.10798574 billion arable hectares of land on Earth * 2 crops a year * 8000 lbs is average between 6 and 10k lbs per hectare * 16 ounces per pound as the individual units likened to a dollar, totals 795,644,349,000,000 or 795 trillion, 644 billion, 349 million. That's the total potential of a world cannabis currency in individual slices in the pie if grown at full capacity.
Only 7.59 billion hectares are needed to give everyone on Earth a 1,250 square foot home. 971.25 trillion units worth of work that can be done in about two and a half years. On top of the fiber and hurds content used from the plant to make the houses, there would also be 3,000 lbs average of seed yield per hectare * the 3.10798574 billion hectares a year * 2 crops a year is 18,647,914,440,000 or 18.65 trillion lbs of seed, 46,619,786,100,000 or 46 trillion 619 billion 786 million 100 thousand lbs of seed after the 2.5 years to grow the hemp for fiber to build houses for everyone. 37 gallons of oil per acre from seed is 284.16 billion gallons in a year, or 710.4 billion gallons of hemp oil after the 2.5 years to grow the fiber to build houses for everyone.
That is a hypothetical cap to the planet's capacity for this economy. Even if scaling it down to small fractions of the areas mentioned, you can see that it still yields a considerable amount for trial local economies.
On top of all this the flowering tops of cannabis, which hold the most THC and CBD, would be representative of other products in the economy due to the other parts of the plant being applicable for so many uses. How could this system be managed? Since all cannabis varies a spectrometer device will be needed to “read” the THC and CBD of cannabis while simultaneously weighing it. This device could also double as a virtual wallet that would account for how many cannabinoids you have stored in the bank to avoid theft and inconvenience.
All in all, cannabis has a lot of uses, and potential uses. One day you could be driving a cannabis car, using cannabis fuel, on the way to your cannabis house, to eat your cannabis dinner, while wearing cannabis clothes, and all while everything was purchased with cannabis. This plant clearly forms a symbiotic relationship with humans, and for the health of our planet it should be accepted as a wise alternative to the harmful things we do to maintain our standard of living currently.

CannabisCurrency

https://www.reddit.com/economy/comments/4y9v9x/a_world_imagined/
.A Grow
.B Harvest
.C Contributors weigh by lbs. (Banks and Individuals)
.D Store in Central Vaults (Clear pyramid over an open pit with view of cranes picking out bales)
.E Paid wages on single hemp note, with a heading like a denomination bill, a security strip, given to each company, very precious tape embeded, a ledger following under where it's spent and for how much (bifolds like a check).
.F Each place of spending would take the note, scan a bar, which figures the difference, write a new line on the ledger, prints new heading with a new company security strip embeded, new value of note stated, and then destroy the old note in order for the print to work.
.G Built in system of recording, in case of failure and needing a note replaced.
.H Spent like an anonymous bank card, that communicates the trades of the values of hemp product and hemp currency, back to the reserves.
.I However, it is a note, resembling a Bond, with a binary strip or RFID embeded.
[US Dollar (USD)] = 1 [Current Currency (CC)] = [USD] x [Exchange Rate] [Hemp Reserve Note (HRN)] = [CC]
[Crop Unit] (CU, cubic 3 ft. bundle of raw plant) [Unit Weight] (UW, number of Lbs or Kgs)
Price of Crop Unit: [Hemp Reserve Notes (HRN)]/[CU] = 27([UW]/Ft3)* x 65[CC]** * = Actual Weight {[CU] =? [UW]/Ft3} ** = [CC]/[UW], subject to change when compared with national economic state. This number represents the quantity of base value(1CC) hemp notes per pound [Yearly Print (YP)] = [Reserve Crop Held in Lbs(RCH#)] x 65**
[Citizens' Withdraw in Hemp Notes (CW)] = [CC]/65**
{YP is the new hemp currency notes put into circulation each year, that represent the exact amount of the harvested plant, broken down into stackable blocks that has been verified to be able to produce X amount of each Known Goods (KG)} (Known Goods / KG: Refer to diagram - Message me for link to PDF containing graph)
Sources
Ferner, Matt. "10 Marijuana Edibles That Could Pass As 'Real' Food." Huffington Post. 15 10 2013 : n. page. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
Gendell, Adam . "Paper is Made from What?!." GreenBlue. GreenBlue, 3 Oct. 2011. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
"General Hemp Information." HempBasics. Natural Hemp Products, n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
Gordon-Bloomfield, Nikki. "Canada's Cannabis Car." FoxNews.com. (2010): n. page. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
"Henry Ford's Suppressed Hemp Car - What We All Should Be Driving." Spirit Science and Metaphysics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014.
"Hemp Flour and Hemp Seed Cake." HempSeed.ca. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
"Hemp history." Global Hemp. N.p., 2001. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
"105 Peer-Reviewed Studies on Marijuana." ProCon.org. N.p.,5 Sep. 2012. Web.4 Apr. 2014. Perritano, John. "Can I use hemp as a building material and to insulate my house?." how stuff works. n.d. n. page. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
UN, "Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 ." United Nations Treaty Collection. un.org, 30 Mar. 1961. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
Walia, Arjun . "20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer." Collective Evolution. N.p., 23 Aug. 2013. Web.4 Apr.. 2014.
submitted by Trokuhan87 to meritocracy [link] [comments]

A World Imagined

In order to sustain the presence of life and freedom on this planet Earth, it must be taken as a responsibility for the self-aware conscious beings that inhabit it, to engineer an environment of cohabitation and liberty, devoid of oppression to all other benign beings. Thus, we pledge to harmonize the functions of our labors to reverently nurture the cradle for anticipated generations, of all kinds. Striving without end, we embark on this task in gratitude, to allow nature take it's course, free of impairment. Priority of the task to embody compassion toward others will be perpetually held foremost, adapting habits to suit a symbiosis that considers the regional extents of intermingled thriving bodies, never to lessen their boundaries lest determined hazardous. Deliberation of this reasoning need not be outlined by numerous letter and character. By an evaluation of the merited, detriment or development shall be managed in appropriate fashion to align with the balances aforementioned.
The proposal being brought forward for balance and synergy with the planet, is a currency that is socially embellished by the cooperation of the people to contribute more as a whole than what is needed by the individuals. By which, making each denomination note worth more each year and eventually making itself obsolete as we move into a money free world. Imagine a currency backed by a renewable resource, with the benefit of manifesting our basic human needs and the means by which to share it for the progress of mankind. There is no other than the dog star plant to raise humanities standard of living to one of comfort for all lives.
Cannabis has been a useful plant for humanity since it's discovery several millennia ago, but around the world it was made illegal due to the U.N.’s Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 A.D. (UN). However, people’s attitudes are changing today with Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington becoming the first states to legalize cannabis for purposes beyond medicine, we are now free to rediscover all the amazing things this plant can do for us and our planet.
As much as the digital age is fast reducing the need for printing many things, paper is very important to a modern economy as it serves as a medium for our currency, contracts, study, and especially artwork. Paper that is typically used in modern times is most often made of wood, along with chemicals not found in nature (Gendell). Needless to say, modern paper making is bad for the environment because it not only removes trees from their ecosystems, but also adds pollutants to the atmosphere by its production. Cannabis has the potential to replace wood, and does not need chemicals to become paper (General). Cannabis also produces more biomass per acre than trees, and in less time than it takes trees to grow. For comparison, one acre of cannabis will produce two crops in a year with the equivalent amount of 4 acres of trees. Cannabis can also be used to make cardboard and even tissue paper; basically every practical industry involving trees could instead be accomplished with cannabis.
Cannabis can also be eaten in a number of ways and all parts of the plant can be prepared into a wide variety of meals. It is very common for medical dispensaries to mix the flowering tops of cannabis into sweets because of its medicinal properties, and many of these sweets could pass as just regular food (Ferner). The seeds of the plant can be used to make a bread like substance known as hempseed cake. This cake is very good for whoever consumes it as it is high in many vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and manganese (Hemp Flour). The leaves and stalk of the plant can be prepared into a drink that the Indians call “bhang” (pronounced bong) it’s a very creamy and smooth drink that tastes like water if nothing is added to the original recipe, however one can add chocolate to it for flavor, or cinnamon for flavor and memory enhancing properties. Now you can eat cannabis and drink it too, all the while its good for you, they basically made the best vegetable illegal.
Cannabis has very strong fibers that can be made into products ranging from T-shirts to Hammocks. Cannabis also grows faster than traditional sources of clothing fiber such as cotton; two to three times faster to be exact (General). What this means is that cannabis is a stronger material than what people currently use now and it is also easier to grow more of it. Cannabis could therefore be a solution to clothing the world’s population at a time when many are worrying about overpopulation, and lack of resources.
The parts of the cannabis plant that are not used for fibers are known as hurds which make up about 70% of the plant’s biomass. These hurds can be used for building material when combined with lime (General). The resulting material is called hempcrete; a material which is both self-insulating and fire proof. This material also has a carbon negative action on the atmosphere, which means that it takes CO2 out of the atmosphere and locks it inside the material of the building. On top of this carbon negative benefit of hempcrete is another: reduced energy costs due to its superior insulation properties. One of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is human homes; making homes carbon negative and less dependent on fossil fuels could help turn the clock back when it comes to excess carbon in our atmosphere (Perritano). These buildings are not new, in fact the roman aqueducts in France were made of this same material, and are still standing today even 2000 years after Rome collapsed! This implies that carbon negative action taken now will have positive effects for generations to come. It also implies that if we made public buildings out of this material we could spend less on maintaining them, and less on replacing them.
Finding a sustainable, efficient, and clean energy source has been a very big challenge for people in the 21st Century, but the search may be over as cannabis can also be made into fuel. Biodiesel can be made out of cannabis oils from the seeds and stalk of the plant, while biofuel is made from just the stalks of cannabis (General). As stated earlier cannabis grows much faster than many plants in the world, and it can also be grown all over the world. What this implies is that people would have the ability to generate their own fuel, and in turn the laws of supply and demand would lower gas prices. Not only would gas be cheaper if we produced cannabis fuel, it would create a respiratory like cycle between cars and their fuel. CO2 would be burned and released into the atmosphere and then reabsorbed by cannabis plants ready to be turned into fuel or another product. Henry Ford even demonstrated that a car can be fueled by nothing but cannabis (Henry Ford's). Essentially what cannabis allows humans to do is have a healthy natural relationship with our planet while still enjoying the pleasures of the modern world.
Motor vehicles are a huge part of our economy given that they transport goods and people from place to place, but they are made of materials that must be mined to acquire. Luckily cannabis can be made into a light durable plastic that is ideal for motor vehicles. In fact Canadian scientists have already made one.(Gordon) The Scientists discovered that by using cannabis in the creation of this car that less fuels are needed to push the car forward because the cannabis plastic is much lighter than traditional materials. Cannabis is also stronger than steel when put in this form (Gordon). So now you can make a car out of cannabis and fuel it with cannabis, while at the same time being more efficient than regular fossil fuels and stronger than traditional car material.
The most well-known use of cannabis is its medical applications. Over 20 states in the United States have recognized that cannabis is effective when treating certain ailments. For instance just recently Utah passed a bill that allows epileptic people access to CBD oil: an extract of cannabis that prevents seizures and is known as an antipsychotic. Cannabis has another compound in it loved by patients everywhere because of its innumerable applications, that compound is known as THC. THC was the reason the plant was made illegal in the first place, but that was because people had very little knowledge of its true effects. The most shocking of these medical effects is that THC actually strengthens the brain rather than weaken it as THC protects it from neurdegeneration (Walia). This protection actually prevents Alzheimer’s disease and other symptoms of aging. THC has also been proven to reduce tumors from different cancers in multiple studies. One myth about cannabis is that it gives the consumer more lung cancer than tobacco, but the opposite is actually true cannabis cures and prevents lung cancer in the consumer, and has also been found to reduce asthma. When it comes to most cancers cannabis makes these cells wither and die; denying someone this medicine because of a propaganda campaign is morally wrong. Cannabis can be used for less serious conditions as well such as chronic pain from multiple diseases (105 Peer-Reviewed). Cannabis has also been proven to help people with bipolar disorder manage their condition by improving their memory, attention, and general attitude. THC also has the effect of improving appetite which is very valuable to AIDS patients who have trouble eating, as well as people with eating disorders. To say the least Cannabis has a lot of medical applications and more are surely going to be discovered now that people are more accepting of the plant.
Cannabis’s greatest application could be its use as a currency. Throughout history, I know of 3 monetary systems: bartering goods and services, gold/silver standard money, and fiat currency. Cannabis as a medium of exchange is not a new idea; in fact Thomas Jefferson used it as currency when the government ran out of money in May of 1781 while he was governor of Virginia.("Hemp history") Just as with gold backing, such a currency would operate by having each note redeemable for an amount of hemp, whether raw or in a refined state of oil, seed, fiber, or hurds. AN ACTUAL "federal reserve" would grow, harvest, and hold this crop, along with printing the amount of money equal to the amount of resource held, so that these notes can be redeemed at the banks for the harvested raw and/or refined hemp (oil, fiber, hurd, etc). Currently our currency is based on debt, not value, and this can lead to problems among neighbors, fearing scarcity. For every dollar we print we go that much plus interest in debt: meaning we can never pay our debt off even if we used every dollar in existence. Cannabis offers us a way out of perpetual debt, and also gives the power of currency to the people rather than the privately owned Federal Reserve.
Cannabis backed currency is a unit of accountability to our ecosystem and the betterment to our every man, woman, and child. An open worldwide market utilizing a network of claimed lands would serve as the basis for a cooperative economy and government, funded by a property tax of cannabis; that is to say, the more land that you participate with, the more cannabis you pay in taxes. The government would have to send high quality seeds to all land owning people in order for this system to be fair, but at least debt is not inherently created as a loan of principle and interest when this money enters the economy.
Citizens would replace their current currency notes at the reserve with the new cannabis notes, at the same value as compared with how much raw material that amount would purchase from the reserve. ANYone, at ANY time, has the option to grow a crop to turn in to the reserves, to attain cannabis currency (the reason that this benefit does not collapse the system and erase the need for jobs by citizens, and in turn erase capitalism markets, is because it can only be done once, possibly twice, a year).
To phase it into society, the best method would be to start with businesses that can utilize the crop either by 100% or a considerable amount, for them to pay their employees in hemp notes in a slowly increasing percentage of wages and to buy hemp ingredients for their products from the new hemp banks, at an appropriate amount per unit of the resource, in relation to the present economic state in the nation (These companies would buy, in USD, the hemp to manufacture with, until the harvesting is USD proofed; not requiring petroleum to run the machines or paying wages in USD).
After the first fiscal year, the number of circulated notes would be tallied, by the use of catalogued serial numbers (tracked like anonymous credit card numbers, tied to the hemp serial note, not the person), so that the sum could be grown to sustain the size of the economy. The supply will constantly grow and shrink at the same time because of how people consume and renew it.
As the fiscal years turn, all uncirculated notes would leave behind an amount of unredeemed hemp, that would rollover into the value of each note in the following year, i.e. out of 10 trillion pounds, if all but 1 trillion is used, then the notes are now worth 1.1x the amount as they were previously. That amount would be factored into the next year's crop size, to cover it possibly being redeemed later.
There could be a maximum of the number of years this amount would be covered by next year's crop, making inheritance of "old money" wealth out of the question and keeping the crop reserves fresh. So, if notes are not redeemed for, say, 3years, the serial numbers on the notes are "burned", removing that amount from what is to be grown the next year and making those particular notes unredeemable. This portion could be taxed to supply public sector programs with their needs, by turning into free food, clothes, shelter, fuel, etc.
The amount of hemp donated from the civilians between federally sanctioned crops would count against the amount of "hemp debt" factored for the added value notes (that didn't circulate the previous year and are not set to "burn" in that cycle) By surpassing the notes queued to cover the size of the economy for the next year, this starts to reduce interest rates on loans, potentially leading to a system that has NEGATIVE interest rates on loans.
The final reason this currency is inflation proof is that it's supplies will grow with the population: the more people alive, the more people that will want to consume cannabis, so more people will grow it. Inflation would only take place on non-renewable resources, that would increase in price with the overall amount of resource/money held at reserves, just to maintain it's rate of attainment, so as not to use these too quickly.
Cannabis can be grown everywhere humans live, so it can even be put to use as an international currency free from the barriers of languages and governments. The numbers I have crunched are only to outline a general concept. Starting with an overestimated 350 million US citizens, at 50k pounds per person, a 17.5 trillion pound reserves would be grown. Going from an estimated 6-10k pound per acre yield, it would require 1.75 to 2.92 billion acres. The US has ~2.25 billion arable acres, so this can possibly be done in a single year.
Some numbers I ran based on a full capacity use worldwide:
3.10798574 billion arable hectares of land on Earth * 2 crops a year * 8000 lbs is average between 6 and 10k lbs per hectare * 16 ounces per pound as the individual units likened to a dollar, totals 795,644,349,000,000 or 795 trillion, 644 billion, 349 million. That's the total potential of a world cannabis currency in individual slices in the pie if grown at full capacity.
Only 7.59 billion hectares are needed to give everyone on Earth a 1,250 square foot home. 971.25 trillion units worth of work that can be done in about two and a half years. On top of the fiber and hurds content used from the plant to make the houses, there would also be 3,000 lbs average of seed yield per hectare * the 3.10798574 billion hectares a year * 2 crops a year is 18,647,914,440,000 or 18.65 trillion lbs of seed, 46,619,786,100,000 or 46 trillion 619 billion 786 million 100 thousand lbs of seed after the 2.5 years to grow the hemp for fiber to build houses for everyone. 37 gallons of oil per acre from seed is 284.16 billion gallons in a year, or 710.4 billion gallons of hemp oil after the 2.5 years to grow the fiber to build houses for everyone.
That is a hypothetical cap to the planet's capacity for this economy. Even if scaling it down to small fractions of the areas mentioned, you can see that it still yields a considerable amount for trial local economies.
On top of all this the flowering tops of cannabis, which hold the most THC and CBD, would be representative of other products in the economy due to the other parts of the plant being applicable for so many uses. How could this system be managed? Since all cannabis varies a spectrometer device will be needed to “read” the THC and CBD of cannabis while simultaneously weighing it. This device could also double as a virtual wallet that would account for how many cannabinoids you have stored in the bank to avoid theft and inconvenience.
All in all, cannabis has a lot of uses, and potential uses. One day you could be driving a cannabis car, using cannabis fuel, on the way to your cannabis house, to eat your cannabis dinner, while wearing cannabis clothes, and all while everything was purchased with cannabis. This plant clearly forms a symbiotic relationship with humans, and for the health of our planet it should be accepted as a wise alternative to the harmful things we do to maintain our standard of living currently.

CannabisCurrency

https://www.reddit.com/economy/comments/4y9v9x/a_world_imagined/
.A Grow
.B Harvest
.C Contributors weigh by lbs. (Banks and Individuals)
.D Store in Central Vaults (Clear pyramid over an open pit with view of cranes picking out bales)
.E Paid wages on single hemp note, with a heading like a denomination bill, a security strip, given to each company, very precious tape embeded, a ledger following under where it's spent and for how much (bifolds like a check).
.F Each place of spending would take the note, scan a bar, which figures the difference, write a new line on the ledger, prints new heading with a new company security strip embeded, new value of note stated, and then destroy the old note in order for the print to work.
.G Built in system of recording, in case of failure and needing a note replaced.
.H Spent like an anonymous bank card, that communicates the trades of the values of hemp product and hemp currency, back to the reserves.
.I However, it is a note, resembling a Bond, with a binary strip or RFID embeded.
[US Dollar (USD)] = 1 [Current Currency (CC)] = [USD] x [Exchange Rate] [Hemp Reserve Note (HRN)] = [CC]
[Crop Unit] (CU, cubic 3 ft. bundle of raw plant) [Unit Weight] (UW, number of Lbs or Kgs)
Price of Crop Unit: [Hemp Reserve Notes (HRN)]/[CU] = 27([UW]/Ft3)* x 65[CC]** * = Actual Weight {[CU] =? [UW]/Ft3} ** = [CC]/[UW], subject to change when compared with national economic state. This number represents the quantity of base value(1CC) hemp notes per pound [Yearly Print (YP)] = [Reserve Crop Held in Lbs(RCH#)] x 65**
[Citizens' Withdraw in Hemp Notes (CW)] = [CC]/65**
{YP is the new hemp currency notes put into circulation each year, that represent the exact amount of the harvested plant, broken down into stackable blocks that has been verified to be able to produce X amount of each Known Goods (KG)} (Known Goods / KG: Refer to diagram - Message me for link to PDF containing graph)
Sources
Ferner, Matt. "10 Marijuana Edibles That Could Pass As 'Real' Food." Huffington Post. 15 10 2013 : n. page. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
Gendell, Adam . "Paper is Made from What?!." GreenBlue. GreenBlue, 3 Oct. 2011. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
"General Hemp Information." HempBasics. Natural Hemp Products, n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
Gordon-Bloomfield, Nikki. "Canada's Cannabis Car." FoxNews.com. (2010): n. page. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
"Henry Ford's Suppressed Hemp Car - What We All Should Be Driving." Spirit Science and Metaphysics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014.
"Hemp Flour and Hemp Seed Cake." HempSeed.ca. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
"Hemp history." Global Hemp. N.p., 2001. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
"105 Peer-Reviewed Studies on Marijuana." ProCon.org. N.p.,5 Sep. 2012. Web.4 Apr. 2014. Perritano, John. "Can I use hemp as a building material and to insulate my house?." how stuff works. n.d. n. page. Web. 4 Apr. 2014
UN, "Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 ." United Nations Treaty Collection. un.org, 30 Mar. 1961. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
Walia, Arjun . "20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer." Collective Evolution. N.p., 23 Aug. 2013. Web.4 Apr.. 2014.
~Written by Douglas A. Pagoria & Zachary D. Bautista
submitted by Trokuhan87 to economy [link] [comments]

Binary Option Club Review :- Is Binary Option Club Scam ? Results !! Mark Peterson - YouTube NEW STRATEGY ║ binary options trading legal in canada ... Binary Options Signals - Binary Options Signals for 30 Seconds and 60 Seconds - Expert option Guide ║ binary options trading legal in canada - YouTube Some Known Incorrect Statements About 1050 - Legal ... Binary Options Trading System 2016 - Best Binary Option Trading Automated Software Robot Review How to solve NCA exam  NCA sample answer Answer writing strategy

Canadian binary options trading is unclassified, and therefore there are no rules that apply. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that Canadian traders make sure they choose their broker wisely. Any money invested is done so at the traders own risk, and if any issues arise from trading with a poor choice of broker, there is nothing that will protect you. Without regulation, the ... Additional Canadian Financial Trading Resources. Canadian Financial Securities Regulation Wikipedia Page ; The CSA; Best 60 Second Options Trading Sites; Our Home Page – Has more links to the various regulatory groups that govern financial trading; This entry was posted in Trading News. Bookmark the permalink. ← Previous Post. Next Post → 5 Responses to Is it Legal To Trade Binary ... Is Binary Option Trading in Canada Legal? Until 2017, there was no reference to trading binary options anywhere in Canadian law. In late 2017, Canada made it illegal for binary options brokers to operate within the country’s borders.. Even before this law was implemented, Canadian authorities insisted that investors steer clear of any broker that operates within the country. The one aspect of operating our Canadian Binary Options website that allows us to guarantee that anyone visiting our website is kept fully up to date and is presented with the very best site is by listening to feedback from our website visitors. As such if you have any feedback in regards to your experience of using any of the Binary Option websites linked from and listed upon our website then ... Binary Options is a type of trading that can be done worldwide, but with a few exceptions on how it is done, as prescribed by the laws and regulations in each country. In Canada, it’s citizens can participate in Binary Options but the trading itself is illegal in the country. That means no broker is authorized to operate within the country, but people have multiple options on how they can do it. Binary options allow you to trade on a wide range of underlying markets. One of the advantages of trading binary options is that you are not buying or selling an actual asset, only a contract that determines how that asset performs over a period of time. This limits your risk and makes it easy for anyone to start trading. Available markets. Forex. Major pairs, minor pairs, and Smart FX indices ... Binary Options traders from Canada are also encouraged to exercise extreme caution while dealing with online binary options brokers, particularly those that are located in offshore tax havens. Therefore, binary trading in Canada has essentially become one of the most regulated and controlled products in the market. Canadian securities regulators have started a task force to raise awareness and protect Canadians from the latest investment scam — trading in binary options that can cost investors everything. However, the fact that Canadian binary options brokers are not regulated, does not mean it is illegal for a Canadian resident to trade them. What it means is that traders based in Canada can trade this high return investment without any restrictions. But it also means that Canadian based traders have to be extra vigilant and conduct their market research properly to find suitable brokers to ... The platform, an in-house system, is robust and ideal for veteran traders. It features charts, lines, ... If you are a binary options provider and you didn’t find your product on our 2020 list above, feel free to let us know about your service. We may consider including it on the list. You can easily let us know about your product here. 177 shares. Share. 177. Tweet. Share. Share 177 Tweet ...

[index] [28741] [16686] [18435] [21176] [5157] [22141] [29822] [20908] [23981] [7749]

Binary Option Club Review :- Is Binary Option Club Scam ? Results !!

Binary Option Club Review,Binary Option Club,Binary Option Club Sotware Review,Binary Option Club System Review,Binary Option Club Scam,Binary Option Club Category Entertainment Binary Options Doctor Binary Options Strategy & Trading Systems 2,914 views. 8:23. Mix Play all Mix ... USA Canadian Traders Are Welcomed! - Duration: 9:55. Binary Options Doctor Binary ... To execute Binary option signals and systems signals, you need to sign up Binary options pro signals review 2016 with a binary options broker, if you have not already done that. Brokers offer you ... Unlike traditional options, binary options are very advanced, as it allows traders to assess the potential risks with the law and the extent of losses and profits are set in it. Show less Read more Binary Options Trading System 2016- Best Binary Options Software 2016 If your prediction is correct when the option expires, you will be in the money. If your prediction is off, you end out of the ... Overview of the Canadian Legal System Pt 1 - Duration: 15:24. Schulich Law ... Learn Law Better Recommended for you. 4:50. Best Binary Options Strategy 2020 - 2 Minute Strategy LIVE TRAINING ... Hello everyone!:) My name is Anastasia, but it's too hard to pronounce, that's why you may call me just ANA. I'm a pro trader for more than 2 years already a... Check out Our Blog: https://bit.ly/32uqMH5 - Some Known Incorrect Statements About 1050 - Legal Canadian Binary Options and Brokers for 2020 Finding the best... Hello everyone!:) My name is Anastasia, but it's too hard to pronounce, that's why you may call me just ANA. I'm a pro trader for more than 2 years already a...

https://arab-binary-option.centgrafictas.tk