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Transfer of IntraCom, ICEarth, 7GEN and Star Neighborhood Development to you

on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:08

FR: Norman Lawrence Roulet III, Cleveland, Ohio, July 7, 2014
TO: Gloria Castillo, President, IntraCom Co., LTD
This letter serves as my official legal notification of my gift to you of my personal property and interests in, and rights to, the assets, tradenames and intellectual property itemized below, which are my sole property, for you to register them as a collaboration with National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association and/or The Rural Coalition, as we have planned.

Welcome to YOUR icearth.drupalgardens.com archive and current home, for launching IntraCom ICEarth UCANX 7GEN Star Neighborhood Development Big Bang - until further arrangements are made, from the home office in New Mexico. I'll start redeveloping, from where I left off, here ... feel free to sign up, if you'd like to join in, from here ... <Norm Roulet active administrator site maintainer 3 years 5 days> - wow, looks like I launched OUR UCANX on my birthday, 2011... I forgot about that>

ICEarth Launching V1

on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 03:34

Information Community Earth (ICEarth) is a social site dedicated for sharing information of all forms. The goal of ICEarth is to protect the rights of its users and the original copyright of any work/information submitted to the site. In order to meet the required needs of security and redundancy, multiple server locations would be required in safe locations. ICEarth will require 3 layers. The first layer is the "ICEarth Data Cloud", which represents the distributed database network for ICEarth. Next is the primary web interface, implemented in Drupal.

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September 20, 2011 Board Update on IntraCom/UCANX Business Development

on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:26

September 20, 2011 Board Update on IntraCom/UCANX Business Development

I wanted to advance a brief update on developments with situating
IntraCom/UCANX for capitalization in Ohio and nationwide.

I have several investment advisors working with private parties
raising launch capital for the Exchange - totaling out around the
$500-700K level. These funds would be used to pay contract staff for
specific work related to industry development and advocacy, among
other things - I believe you have indicated to me if you are
interested to receive funding. I expect this process to lead to
advanced negotiations in a few weeks, and will begin briefing the
board on specifics as they may be disclosed. All budgets and plans
must receive board approval.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development: Industrial Hemp Production in Canada 2011

on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 06:34

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development: Industrial Hemp Production in Canada 2011 

Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. The species was banned in North America in late 1930s because its leaves and flowers contained a hallucinogenic drug known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It was banned internationally in 1961 under the United Nations’ Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Hemp does suffer from the “snicker factor”, largely because of its hippy-dippy image and close association with marijuana, its conscious-altering cousin.

OMCA 2012 Newsletter 9/15/2011: our proposed ballot language and signatures are currently at the Ohio Attorney General

on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 04:09

OMCA 2012 Newsletter 9/15/2011


The OMCA2012 campaign wishes to thank you for your support.
 
Our supporters will be pleased to learn that our proposed ballot language and signatures are currently at the Ohio Attorney General for review. We are eagerly awaiting approval. We do understand the passage of ballot language can be challenging and at times, language must be revised. We wish to assure our supporters that we will do everything to protect patient’s rights throughout this process.
 
As a non-partisan organization, our petitioners come from a variety of backgrounds: political, professional and personal. We are honored to introduce to you the individuals who are representing the patients of our state with tenacity, common sense and integrity on the OMCA2012 Ballot Initiative.

September 12, 2011 IntraCom/UCANX Board Update - focus on your business at hand

on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:47

September 12, 2011 IntraCom/UCANX Board Update

Dear Board,
 
I'll be brief, to allow you to focus on your business at hand. 
 
It is clear that within the next 30 days California will pass its hemp farm bill, and hemp will immediately be grown in California again, with the support of state government - congratulations to all involved in this historic achievement... you have changed the world for the better, for all!
 
I've been focused on assembling the NEO $ Trillions to back ventures growing the hemp economy there, and worldwide, and that is going well. Suffice it to say, the world is watching, and ready to step in when needed. Anyone with new or enhanced business plans they would like funded should feel free to get in touch on that.
 
Beyond fundraising, as Vote Hemp Legislative Liaison Ben Droz requested, I have been meeting with legislative representatives in Ohio to encourage their support of HR 1831 and of broader global hemp commerce. All Ohio congressional legislative staff indicate their congress-people are very supportive, and I am expanding my outreaches further statewide and to other legislators in other states in the Ohio region, like Michigan (see message to Congressman Conyers, 14th District, Michigan, below). 

Scheduling Request for Congressman Conyers to discuss HR 1831 and Industrial Hemp for Michigan

on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 11:32
John Conyers, Jr.
United States Congressman
Michigan's 14th District
 
2426 Rayburn H.O.B. 
Washington, DC 20515 
 
669 Federal Bldg. 
231 W. Lafayette 
Detroit, MI 48226 
 
Dear Congressman Conyers,
 
I had the pleasure to meet you in East Cleveland, Ohio, in the early days of the Obama campaign - you really introduced me to the passion for change supporting Barack Obama, and your dynamism changed my life in many ways. You may not remember me, but you surely remember the Inner Circle, in East Cleveland - Obama Obama Obama.
 
I'm sure we agree much has been accomplished since we elected Obama as our President, and much change must still come, as quickly as possible. 
 
As a resident of Northeast Ohio, I've been meaning to contact you about a subject I know is dear to your heart; excessive industrial pollution in our region, harming citizens... especially the least advantaged. I was pleased to see you referenced recently on this subject, and speaking out, in the article Clean Coal Bubble - Debt crisis pin pops the balloon:

Follow-up from September 7, 2011 Briefing for Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 09:41
Jane Ruvolo
Staff Assistant
9th District, Ohio
Hon. Marcy Kaptur, House of Representatives
One Maritime Plaza, 6th Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604
 
Dear Ms. Ruvolo,
 
Thank you for your time last week meeting to discuss H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, and the value developing the hemp economy shall offer citizens of District 9, all Ohioans and America. The bill is found at http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1831/show.
I was interested to learn of Congresswoman Kaptur's interest in phytoremediation to clean-up impurities at sites throughout Ohio, and was pleased to report of the exceptional qualities of hemp for that. An interesting article on that subject states the following:

Energy Content and Cost of Fossil Fuels and Biomass by David Bransby

on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 20:21

Unless biomass can compete economically with fossil fuels, it will have no major impact

To date I have written three articles on bioenergy for the Cooperative Farming News. These have been general in nature and have made use of everyday language. However, bioenergy is an emerging opportunity for agriculture, and to properly understand this opportunity and to compete with fossil fuels it is necessary to know just a little about energy units.

Energy content of different fuels in the United States is usually expressed in British thermal units (Btu).

HayFire

This load of bales contains about 6.3 tons of

How Mesquite-dusted Chicken may help protect the Southwest from getting smoked and burned

on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 18:27

Texas Mesquite-Dusted pork... will eating mesquite help save the planet?

The other night, my wife made a unique pork preparation from one of the biofuels I brought back from Texas this summer; Mesquite-dusted pork, featuring mesquite flour harvested and processed in the USA. Unless you are from the Southwest, and really know native and local foods, you probably don't know that the invasive Mexican mesquite tree, famous for wood popular for smoking pork in Texas BBQ, produces a highly nutritious bean that Native Americans have ground into flour throughout their time.

From a site promoting

Governor Can Help California Economy, Farmers and the Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill

on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:28

 

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 9, 2011

CONTACT: Ryan Fletcher 202-641-0277
ryan@votehemp.com

Patrick Goggin 415-312-0084
patrick@votehemp.com

Governor Can Help California Economy, Farmers and the Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill
SB 676 is Supported by Kings and Kern County Sheriffs, Local Governments, Leading Unions, Businesses and Farming Groups

SACRAMENTO, CA — Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association, the nation's leading grassroots organizations working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., urge Governor Brown to support SB 676, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. After moving smoothly through the California legislature with bi-partisan support, this landmark legislation is now up for the Governor's signature and would establish guidelines for farming the non-psychoactive plant that is used in a wide variety of every day consumer products, including food, body care, clothing, paper, auto parts, building materials and bio-fuel.

Here is a summary of key points on the economic value and employment industrial hemp shall bring to Ohio

on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 19:36

 

Gertrud Whitaker
District Director
2nd District, Ohio
Jean Schmidt, Member of Congress
8044 Montgomery Road, Room 170
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
 
Dear Ms. Whitaker,
 
Thank you for your time meeting September 2nd to discuss H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, and the economic value and employment industrial hemp shall bring to Ohio.
 
Here is a summary of key points from our discussion, and some useful links.
 
In background, I explained to you I have extensive experience with global information systems and utility industry consulting, and I have focused related expertise on optimizing the industrial hemp economy worldwide. 
 
I explained my interest in developing the industrial hemp economy in Ohio comes from living in Northeast Ohio, where we have excessive harm from pollution, largely resulting from burning coal in our region. I am seeking the most immediate, environmentally responsible and economically sustainable solutions to that pollution issue here, and have determined biomass is part of the equation. 
 
While Ohio has significant biomass resources, Ohio utilities indicate that supply is insufficient to meet regulatory demands, and must be supplemented with additional energy crops. Hemp appears to be the ideal energy crop to grow for biomass to co-fire with coal in existing power plants in Ohio, and for 25,000+ other industrial purposes in Ohio.

Hemp Oil Fuels & How to Make Them, by Agua Das

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 14:24

Agua Das at the Conference
Honorable Mr. Agua Das

Hemp Oil Fuels & How to Make Them

By: A. Das

Introduction of Hemp Bio Diesel maybe the liquid fuel of the future. Hemp is a high yield C-4 photosynthesis plant. Hemp can boast a higher oilseed yield than any of today's oilseed crops (soy, canola or safflower).

Thirty years ago soy beans were a joke to American farmers. Who would have guessed that in thirty years soy beans would become the largest oil and protein crop in American farming. Right now Hemp farming is a joke to American farmers. Who knows what the next thirty years will do to American Hemp farming. Hemp fuels are yet another benefit of Domestic Industrial Hemp Farming. As we enter 1997 more than ten states will be considering Industrial Hemp Farm Bills. In the meantime, Hempseed must be grown out side the country. The major part of the cost of the inexpensive Hempseed is transportation from across the globe. The seed to produce a gallon of Hemp-seed oil can cost up to $100. All foreign production and shipping plans are doomed to high costs. I look forward to the days when a farmer can produce his own hempseed oil fuel as low as a dollar a gallon.

THE DASIFIER FOUNDRY GASIFIER developed by Agua Das

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 13:45

 

 

THE DASIFIER FOUNDRY GASIFIER 

Here's a nifty gasifier developed by my colleague and co-author, Agua Das, for melting bronze and other metals with biomass.  Built from tincans and a refrigerator compressor, it burns all kinds of biomass trash.  I also call it an "up-down draft gasifier.  See the description at "Dasifier".  

The furnace shown here was invented by my friend and metal caster, Agua Das (aguadas@onebox.com). He uses it to melt bronze at Fairs such as the Rennaisance festivals.

HEMP BIOMASS FOR ENERGY - Tim Castleman - Fuel and Fiber Company

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 13:01

Hemp advocates claim industrial hemp would be a good source of biomass to help address our energy needs. Since the oil crisis in the early seventies much work has been accomplished in the area of energy production using biomass. Biomass is any plant or tree matter in large quantity. These decades of research have lead to the discovery of several ways to convert biomass into energy and other useful products.

Questions of biomass suitability as compared to other "green" sources of energy are the subject of

JULY 2011 Producer Price Index News Release

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:46

 

Producer Price Index News Release text

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until                          USDL-11-1228
8:30 a.m. (EDT), Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Technical information:      (202) 691-7705  *  ppi-info@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/ppi
Media contact:              (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov  
                         

                                PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES - JULY 2011


The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 0.2 percent in July, seasonally adjusted, the 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

July 2011 US Consumer Price Index Summary

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:26

 

Consumer Price Index Summary

 Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until
 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, August 18, 2011  USDL-11-1229

 Technical information: (202) 691-7000    Reed.Steve@bls.gov   www.bls.gov/cpi
 Media Contact:         (202) 691-5902    PressOffice@bls.gov
 
                   Consumer Price Index - July 2011

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.5 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today.

August 11, 2011 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:16

 

ISSN: 1554-9089 

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates 

 United States Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Chief Economist - Agricultural Marketing Service - Farm Service Agency - Economic Research Service - Foreign Agricultural Service 

WASDE - 497 Approved by the World Agricultural Outlook Board  August 11, 2011

 

 

WHEAT:  U.S. wheat supplies for 2011/12 are lowered 30 million bushels this month as higher forecast 

winter wheat production is more than offset by lower area and production for durum and other spring 

wheat.

Insurance Australia Group - The Impact of Climate Change on Insurance against Catastrophes 2002

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 07:46

 

The Impact of Climate Change on Insurance against Catastrophes  

 

Tony Coleman –  Chief Risk Officer & Group Actuary, Insurance Australia Group 

 

Introduction 

 

Weather and climate are “core business” for the insurance industry. At its most basic, insurers 

underwrite weather-related catastrophes by calculating, pricing and spreading the risk and then 

meeting claims when they arise. A changing, less predictable climate has the potential to reduce 

our capacity to calculate, price and spread this weather-related risk.  

 

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) believes that human-induced

1916 US Department of Agriculture Bulletin - HEMP HURDS AS PAPER-MAKING MATERIAL

on Sun, 09/04/2011 - 07:31

The stalks are fed sidewise in a</p>
<p>continuous layer 2 to 3 inches thick,</p>
<p>turning out about 4,000 pounds of clean fiber per day and five times</p>
<p>as much hurds.
Fig. 1.—1916 Hemp-breaking machine.... turning out about 4,000 pounds of clean fiber per day and five times as much hurds.

This 1916 Bulletin from the United States Department of Agriculture shows government researchers then knew society was placing too great of burdens on our forests, and confirmed hemp offered important solutions protecting America from deforestation for paper production, which American leaders failed to comprehend - thus the report offers several of the smoking guns that explain why hemp was outlawed in America... which is explained by Wikipedia: 

Newspaper mogul William

Positioning Alberta at the Centre of North American Fibre Processing

on Sun, 09/04/2011 - 06:01

Positioning Alberta at the Centre of North American Fibre Processing

 
  From the July 18, 2011 Issue of Agri-News
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  Alberta is home to the largest pilot plant for biomass processing in North American and with the Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre’s (ABDC) dedicated fibre processing team the centre is creating biomaterial industry advantages here in the province.
.
ABDC and its partners are committed to providing clients with scientific and engineering services related to the design, scale-up and

September 2, 2011 Ohio Air Quality Pollutant Monitoring Page, Yesterday's Highest One-Hour Pollutant Levels

on Sun, 09/04/2011 - 04:27

 

Highest Hourly-Averages Report - This report is a listing of the HIGHEST hourly average reading recorded during the previous day for each of these parameters: CO, SO2, O3, PM10 and NO2, as measured at monitoring sites operated by the Ohio EPA.

Ohio Air Quality Pollutant Monitoring Page

Yesterday's Highest One-Hour Pollutant Levels

Note: Data for certain sites are only available from April through the end of October.
(last updated on September 3, 2011)


Site Name (City)

Carbon Monoxide (ppm)

Sulfur Dioxide (ppb)

Ozone

(ppb)

PM10

(UG/M3)

PM2.5

(UG/M3)

BROADWAY (AKRON) -- -- -- --

September 2, 2011 Air Quality: OhioEPA and LAA data Report

on Sun, 09/04/2011 - 04:03

September 2, 2011 Air Quality: OhioEPA and LAA data Report - This report is a listing of ALL 24 hourly average readings recorded during the previous day, for ALL parameters, as measured at monitoring sites operated by the Ohio EPA and Local Air Agencies in Ohio.

E-DAS/ATX Columnar Average Report                                                                                Page: 1
Generated: 2011-09-03 21:07:02

Site:          ALLIANCE  ATHENS    ATHENS    ATHENS    ATHENS    ATHENS    ATHENS     ATHENS    BARR       BATAVIA 
Misc.

Ohio Department of Agriculture: farms can play a crucial role in satisfying our energy, fuel and material needs

on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 08:13
American Farmland Trust study mapping the relationship between
high-quality farmland and land development pressure in America

The mission of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is to protect Ohio's citizens by assuring the safety of the state's food supply, the health of Ohio's food animals and plant life; and to create economic opportunities for Ohio's farmers, food processors and agribusinesses. Food and agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Ohio, adding more than $98 billion to the economy each year. 

Renewable Energy and Bioproducts
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main St

OAQDA provides financing for any project involving the use of renewable or biomass resources, including ethanol and other biofuel production plants.

on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 05:56

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority’s primary mission is to provide for the conservation of air as a natural resource of the state by preventing or abating air pollution.  It accomplishes this mission by helping finance air quality facilities for small and large businesses, utilities, government, and universities.  Such facilities constitute an important tool that organizations can use to become more competitive and successful in their respective fields, while preserving the environment.

Begin Farming Ohio helps to develop beginning farmers wherever they reside in Ohio and in all age groups.

on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 04:08

Begin Farming Ohio

For Ohio to have a sustainable future that includes agriculture, it needs to develop beginning farmers wherever they reside and in all age groups.

Generally, a beginning farm is considered to be one that is operated by one or more operators who have 10 years or less of experience operating a farm or ranch. In 2007, approximately 21 percent of U.S. family farms met that definition. Beginning farms in 2007, in contrast to established farms, were more likely to be small farms and were less likely to be producing for agricultural sales.

People starting to farm are not necessarily young people raised on a farm who begin to farm as an adult. New entrants include young people not raised on a farm, mid-career changers moving from a non-farming career into agriculture, and those retired from an occupation other than farming. Beginning farmers may have little to no production experience, and while some new entrants may have experience within a business, many are unlikely to have been business owners.

Success for beginning farmers and new farm business operators is far from assured, putting at risk their own livelihoods, Ohio’s communities, regional economic development, and the potential to operate local food systems. Regarding small farm survival, analysts at USDA’s Economic Research Service, report that small farms, like all small businesses, have a relatively high exit rate of 9 – 10% per year. Two primary factors affect the failure rate of agricultural enterprises: the size of the farm and the age of the operator. Farm exit rates decline as income of the farm increases and farm exit rates are lower for both producers between 45 and 54 years of age and for those with prior business experience

Welcome to the Advanced Energy Component of Ohio's Job Stimulus Program

on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 22:07

Welcome to the Advanced Energy Component of Ohio's Job Stimulus Program

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) offers to Ohio industry and technology organizations the opportunity to submit proposals for grant and loan awards under the Advanced Energy portion of the bipartisan Job Stimulus package (HB 554 of the 127th General Assembly).

The $150 million advanced energy funding (through calendar year 2011) seeks to increase the development, production and use of advanced energy technologies in the state, and is divided into two parts:

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority accomplishes it's mission by helping finance air quality facilities

on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 21:13

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority’s primary mission is to provide for the conservation of air as a natural resource of the state by preventing or abating air pollution.  It accomplishes this mission by helping finance air quality facilities for small and large businesses, utilities, government, and universities.  Such facilities constitute an important tool that organizations can use to become more competitive and successful in their respective fields, while preserving the environment.

Ohio’s current 2012-13 budget moves the Ohio Coal Development Office from the OAQDA to the Ohio Department of Development

on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 19:54

Ohio’s current 2012-13 budget, as signed by the Governor on June 30, 2011, moves the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) from the OAQDA, to the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD). During the transition, information on OCDO will remain on this site. In the future, a link to OCDO, as it appears on the ODOD Web site, will be provided here.

The Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) co-funds the research, development and deployment of technologies that can use Ohio's vast reserves of high sulfur coal within environmental limits.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirms First Amendment right to record the actions of police in public.

on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 19:31

 

A Victory for Recording in Public!

Jeff Hermes is the Assistant Director of the Citizen Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard

The CMLP is thrilled to report that in the case of Glik v. Cunniffe, which the CMLP has blogged previously and in which the CMLP attempted to file an amicus brief, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has issued a resounding and unanimous opinion in support of the First Amendment right to record the actions of police in public.

For those of you not familiar with Simon Glik's case,

Dear Congresswoman Kaptur, I've never doubted big things may happen in Toledo, nor that a good leader may make a huge difference in Ohio.

on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 07:46

Congresswoman Kaptur
One Maritime - Sixth Floor 
Toledo, OH 43604 

2186 Rayburn Bldg. 
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congresswoman Kaptur,

I've never doubted big things may happen in Toledo, nor that a good leader may make a huge difference in Ohio. 

The year you were born, my great uncle Lloyd Emerson Roulet was Mayor of Toledo - he is remembered as "the visionary behind the Toledo Express Airport built entirely without the use of federal funds" (http://www.utoledo.edu/library/canaday/findingaids1/MSS-136.pdf). He spent well over a decade leading Toledo government well.

But his real life-work was as a

August 26, 2011 UCANX Board Update on UCANX Leadership for Ohio

on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 09:27

Map 7.1: Potential Biomass Energy Distribution among Ohio Counties (in Billions)

August 26, 2011 UCANX Board Update on UCANX Leadership for Ohio

Dear UCANX Board:
 
Yesterday, I was pleased to host the three other Ohio-based UCANX Board members and a diverse group of Northeast Ohio community leaders for open source collaboration on the future of the cannabis economy in Ohio. Included below is my thank you note to them, who are:
 

Scheduling Request to meet with Congresswoman Schmidt and/or staff

on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 02:50

In my August 24, 2011 UCANX Board Update, I reported: "I met last Sunday with Vote Hemp Legislative Liaison Ben Droz, in DC, and briefed him on all developments. I don't think the timing of all these convergences could be better. Ben reported that he is getting very positive feedback from legislators he is meeting with to discuss supporting the Hemp Farm Bill and the hemp economy, but they all report they do not hear from enough of their constituents demanding action.

August 24, 2011 UCANX Board Update - Minutes - U CAN NEO - VOTE HEMP - DOCUMENTARY - TRILLIONS

on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 16:57


Tireless Vote Hemp Legislative Liaison Ben Droz, in DC

August 24, 2011 UCANX Board Update

  1. A Few Minutes from Las Cruces, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Greensboro and DC
  2. U CAN NEO
  3. U CAN VOTE HEMP
  4. U CAN X, THE DOCUMENTARY
  5. U CAN B TRILLIONS
 
1. A Few Minutes from Las Cruces, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Greensboro and DC
 
I spent the past few weeks largely on the road working with various stakeholders on aspects of development of UCANX. Some highlights...
 
In Las Cruces, NM, I met with UCANX Board member Daniel Manuchia to review project development and especially the $ Trillions

hemp milk made easy

on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 03:45

The Greek guy pulls out all stops and makes the nectar of the god's in 3 minutes flat ! easy peasy , step one, soak seeds overnight, step two, blend with water for 3 minutes. step three, pour through a cloth bag to separate the husks from the milk step four , Drink ! make yogurt, cheese, curd , whatever. full of nutrition live food nutty taste with a hint of sweet peas, hmmm yum yum .

NEO EPA Question of the Day: What Caused Air Pollution in Cleveland to become Unhealthy at 8AM August 23

on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 02:04

NEO EPA Question of the Day: What Caused Air Pollution in Cleveland to become Unhealthy at 8AM August 23, 2011, and what toxins were in this excessive pollution, from what point sources?

Windfinder shows there was consistent wind direction until 9 AM that morning in the downtown Cleveland vicinity of the air pollution monitor reporting excessive polluting, blowing at Burke Lakefront Airport at 7-9 MPH from the South-South-East.

The excessive pollution reading was for Particulate Matter 2.5, but that does not specify the pollutants.

Soil samples reveal urban mercury footprints

on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:03

Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence – cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States – have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants. A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is among the first to investigate mercury deposits in industrialized city soil near this type of facility.
The study, which appears in the July 2011 issue of the journal Water, Air & Soil Pollution, reports that measurable amounts of the mercury emitted by coal-fired power plants is deposited in local soil and subsequently enters regional watersheds, contaminating fish and making them unsafe for human consumption.

This Bill Permits a pilot program for industrial hemp research by established agricultural research institutions as specified

on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 15:59

BILL ANALYSIS SB 676

 

          Date of Hearing:   August 17, 2011

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                    SB 676 (Leno) - As Amended:  August 15, 2011 

          Policy Committee:                              AgricultureVote:6 
          - 0 
                        Public Safety                         5 - 2 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program: 
          Yes    Reimbursable:              No

           SUMMARY  

          This bill authorizes an eight-year, four-county pilot project 
          with respect to the cultivation and processing of industrial 
          hemp. Specifically, this bill: 

          1)Permits a pilot program for industrial hemp research by 
            established agricultural research institutions as specified, 
            and for the agricultural production of hemp Imperial, Kings, 
            Kern, and San Joaquin counties.

Discover-AQ: The goal of the flights is to help piece together a more accurate view of the vertical distribution of air pollution

on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 14:44

A video camera on board NASA's P-3B aircraft captured this vertigo-inducing view of Baltimore's suburbs as part of an air pollution-monitoring mission called Discover-AQ. The P3-B, loaded with multiple pollution sensors, has been cruising along major transportation corridors in the Washington-Baltimore metro area and flying spirals over six ground stations throughout July. Meanwhile, a smaller aircraft, a UC-12, has been flying along the same approximate flight path but at higher altitude of about 26,000 feet. View the animation below to see the flight paths of both planes.

The goal of

On bad air days, we see increases in the number of asthma incidents, cardiopulmonary problems, and heart attacks.

on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:59

Marylanders: Stop and Smell the Air this July as NASA Planes Buzz Overhead

Have you ever stopped to wonder why urban air can taste like singed rubber one day and crisp mountain air the next? Or what happens to all those delectable clouds of who-knows-what flowing from factory smokestacks and vehicle tailpipes? Or what makes a blanket of dense smog shroud a city skyline on certain days?

Raymond Hoff, an air pollution expert based at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, sure has.

The Graduate Generation Learned Plastics, When They Should Have Learned Cannabis

on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 06:50

The 1963 Charles Webb novel (1967 Mike Nichols film) The Graduate, as described in wikipedia, "tells the story of Benjamin Braddock, a recent university graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs.

Excellent visualization of point source pollution in Cleveland, Ohio, expressed through 1.5 million balloons

on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 03:53

An interesting feature on the July 15, 2011, Cleveland.com - Balloonfest 1986, the spectacle that became a debacle: Cleveland Remembers (video) - offers an excellent visualization of how all air pollution behaves in our environment in Cleveland. In this case, you see large pollution objects... balloons... scattering and devastating our environment as the winds may blow.

SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR - THE OLDEST MILITARY TREATISE IN THE WORLD

on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:19

SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR 
THE OLDEST MILITARY TREATISE IN THE WORLD
 
Translated from the Chinese
By LIONEL GILES, M.A. (1910)


 

I. Laying Plans 
 
1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 
 
2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 
 
3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 
 
4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven;

Regarding connecting you with UCANX President Daniel Manuchia, Ph.D.

on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 23:23

As introduced in the board update below, Northeast Ohio and the state of Ohio now have significant environmental, economic and energy transformation opportunities available through development of the hemp industries here, in preference over all other places on Earth - but, this first-adopter status is only available to our region if our community leaders act brightly, now.

I have assembled a board of directors of global hemp economy experts to lead development of a global hemp commodities exchange - United Cannabis Exchange (UCANX, a division of IntraCom, LLC, currently based in Cleveland) - enabling rapid scaling of hemp agriculture and innovation for major industrial and energy applications in the USA and worldwide... like for producing billions of gallons of hemp oil for paint and fuel, and billions of tons of hemp biomass for co-firing with coal... all to reduce industrial emissions in Ohio and worldwide, and right climate change... all to be made possible through agricultural and industrial innovation that may largely originate in and be driven from Ohio.

Hemp is the high biomass, low/no THC variety of cannabis that has been cultivated for energy, food and fiber throughout human history.

Over the next few months, UCANX Board Members shall begin explaining to NEO regional leadership the benefits offered by developing the global hemp economy from Northeast Ohio. Over the next few short years, we may transform the region to be significantly better, if we drive good outcomes from these opportunities now at hand.

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August 9, 2011 IntraCom/UCANX Board Update - Bringing UCANX to NEO for GROHIO - Just Whistle

on Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:12

August 9, 2011 IntraCom/UCANX Board Update

I'm at UCANX Central - Las Cruces, NM - for meetings with board member Daniel Manuchia and technology development associates Marvelopers. A few quick updates for your information, before I head further West...

Bringing UCANX to NEO for GROHIO:

Want to Attend Code-A-Thon in der Nati? Just Whistle!

on Tue, 08/09/2011 - 05:05

As I posted to ICEarth, "EPA challenges you to find new ways to combine and deliver environmental data in a new app.  In the Apps for the Environment challenge, you have free reign to make an app that uses EPA data, addresses one of Administrator Lisa Jackson’s Seven Priorities, and is useful to communities or individuals." In response to this challenge, Cincinnati Change is organizing a Code-a-thon Friday, August 12 - 7am to 4 pm - open to all. From the Code-A-Thon in der Nati Facebook group description:

Definitely in 2012 hemp will be grown in California - some hemp grown in 2011

on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 15:21

Hemp Industries Association (HIA) President Steve Levine - speaking to membership at the 2010 Annual HIA Convention, November 08, 2010, in San Francisco

Hemp Industries Association (HIA) President Steve Levine - speaking to membership at the 2010 Annual HIA Convention, November 08, 2010, in San Francisco - discusses his expectation that California will pass and enact into law a Hemp Farm Bill in 2011 - "Definitely in 2012 it (hemp) will be grown in California" - "there is talk there may be some hemp grown in 2011". Steve indicates developments are positive for a 2011 version of Ron Paul's

Lorain County appears to have the most uncontrollable pollution point sources and so some of the most disturbing pollution in Northeast Ohio

on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:14

Lorain County appears to have the most uncontrollable pollution point sources and so some of the most disturbing pollution in Northeast Ohio, especially as that is largely hidden from the public, as report in August 5, 2011 EPA Fraud of the Day: No Data Spike in Sheffield Lake, as USUAL. As of 8 AM August 5, 2011, the next spike in pollution to the unhealthy level is showing through at all monitoring levels, if you know where to look.

August 5, 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner's Statement on the Employment Situation

on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 13:36

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the employment and unemployment data we released this morning.

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 117,000 in July, following 2 months of little change. The unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in July and has shown little definitive movement since April. Private-sector employment increased by 154,000 over the month.

August 5, 2011 EPA Fraud of the Day: No Data Spike in Sheffield Lake, as USUAL

on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 12:31

Like I exclaimed in ICEarth posting "Question of the Day: Why was the air in Sheffield Lake UNHEALTHY FOR ALL last night...", The Ohio University NOACA Air Pollution Monitoring portal reported near-UNHEALTHY FOR ALL conditions in Sheffield Lake at 5 AM August 5, 2011, meaning the citizens of Sheffield Lake and the surrounding environs were excessively polluted by something as they awoke this morning, without warning.

Worse, if they went to the NOACA website referenced above, they would be hard pressed to learn this, and may well conclude instead that the air was quite healthy today, on the

National Bronze & Metals: The company also received a 10-year tax abatement

on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 10:36

 

 
Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
 
 
ELYRIA — A $23 million expansion to the National Bronze and Metals facility, 5311 West River Road, Sheffield Township, is anticipated to create 35 new moderate- to high-paying jobs for the area.
 
These jobs will range from line workers, estimated to earn $13 to $15 an hour, all the way up to chemists making six figures, according to assistant Lorain County Administrator Ron Twining.
 
Representatives of

2010 EPA Toxics Release Inventory TRI NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS INC

on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 09:53

 

TRI Report Error

EF/TRI LogoEnvirofacts Report

Query executed on AUG-04-2011
Results are based on data extracted on 


Click on "View Facility Information" to view EPA Facility information for the facility.
Facility Name: NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS INC Mailing Name: NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS INC    
Address:
5311 W RIVER RD N
LORAIN OH 440553735
Mailing Address:
5311 W RIVER RD N
LORAIN OH 44055-3735
   
County: LORAIN Region: 5    
Facility Information: View Facility Information TRI ID: 44055NTNLB5311W DUNS Number: 806587101
    FRS ID 110024421696    
TRI Preferred Latitude:   TRI

EPA Facility Registry System Facility Detail Report for NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS INC

on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 09:29

FII Report Error

EF/FRS LogoFacility Detail Report



NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS INC
5311 W RIVER RD N
LORAIN, OH 44055-3735
EPA Registry Id: 110024421696



 

The facility locations displayed 
come from the FRS Spatial 
Coordinates tables. They are the 
best representative locations for 
the displayed facilities based on 
the accuracy of the collection 
method and quality assurance 
checks performed against each 
location. The North American 
Datum of 1983 is used to display 
all coordinates.


Environmental Interests

Information System Information System ID Environmental Interest Type Data

2010 EPA CWA Effluent Detail for NATIONAL BRONZE AND METALS

on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 09:09

 

 

CWA Effluent Detail

 
Search Criteria
Permit ID: OH0128970
Discharge points:  
Parameters:  
Monitoring locations:  
Outfall types:  
Sampling periods:  
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Dates: 2008.04.01 – 2011.03.31
 
NATIONAL BRONZE AND METALS OF
Permit ID: OH0128970
Address: 5311 W RIVER RD N
SHEFFIELD OH 44055
Status: Eff
Designation:  
Owner/Operator: Privately owned facility
Database: ICIS-NPDES
Cadmium, total recoverableLegend
Parameter Discharge Point Monitoring Location Sampling Period
Cadmium, total recoverable 001 Effluent

2010 EPA Enforcement & Compliance History Online (ECHO) of NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS (OHIO) INC

on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 08:47

Gray text in this report indicates information that is not required to be reported to EPA. These data, typically regarding non-major or smaller facilities, are often incomplete.

Facility Permits and Identifiers Data Dictionary
Statute System Source ID Facility Name Street Address City State Zip  
  FRS 110024421696 NATIONAL BRONZE & METALS INC 5311 W RIVER RD N LORAIN OH 44055  
CWA ICP

Polluting NEO Case Studies: National Bronze & Metals (Ohio), Inc.

on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 05:20

Case Studies - National Bronze & Metals (Ohio), Inc.

In 1997 an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Sheffield Township, which had previously been used as a copper and bronze foundry, was available for lease. At that same time, National Bronze and Metals, Inc., in Houston was looking to establish a manufacturing plant in Northeast Ohio. Contact was made with the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce to coordinate a location and financing. The chamber contacted Growth Capital Corp. and the Lorain County Commissioners Economic Development Department to assist.

The result was that National

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