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India project

Any one know what the india's main source of income is? It's for a project :(

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What are some antonyms for husbandry and supplant?

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Does anybody know anything bout laos?

does anybody know anything bout Laos? major landmarks,agriculture,type of currency,about transportation,climate,anything will help.

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Friends theme song

The tv show friends has a part in the theme song
"your love life's DOA"
what does DOA mean?

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Who can help me with easy homework?

I need to answer two questions. please help ASAP

1. Describe plantation agriculture in tersm of distribution, commmodities, production and consumption.

2. How has the rise of agribusiness changed the rural landscape and environment?

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Overtime pay

ok so from Aug 10th to aug 22 I worked a total of 58 point something hours. so when I got my pay check this time instead of overtime pay there is a whole new cadagory on my paystub for "Extra" pay at my regular rate.. thats total BS right I am not a salired employee actually I am a part time employee usualy getting just about 32 hrs a week .. this cannot be legal righ? If any one knows anything about this your imput would be much appericated byme and my coworkers who also got Extra pay instead of OT.

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What would be some notes (point form) on mayan agriculture?

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Do you think the soil around the community is good for agriculture in sudbury, on?

(growing crops like wheat, vegetables, or raising animals)

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How did saturn get its name?

How did saturn get its name?

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What's your opinion on ammonium nitrate?

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Whats your chosen career?

I'm almost a high school junior, which means I have to start thinking about careers:/
I have absolutely no idea what I want to do! Whats your career and do you like it? What is something you wish you could have been, but didn't?

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How to tell my mum that i want to study agriculture?

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What are some comparisons of new spain, new england, and new france?

Ideally about where they settled, interactions with native americans, trade, missions, and agriculture.

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What is better being an american or not being american?

i dont know much about this but i have heard that americans like us work hard and pay taxes, and the illegals dont pay taxes and get free health care from the state, and free rent, is that true, why americans dont get that too, but is also true that we dont like to pick tomatoes and work in warehouses, and companies prefer to hire illegals to pay them less than americans, so what is the right thing to do. Any answer is welcome thank you.

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Do we have to be over 18 to work in the cleaning industry?

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What is union organizing?

Zoinks. :l

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Is medical affairs different from government affairs

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Could the fashion/modeling industry want petite models?

I really want to be a model so bad along with comic and actress . I messaged adriana lima on myspace & she said that the fashion industry is always looking for something new. So could my supermodel idol be right?

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How do i get into the adult film industry?

I was wandering if any1 knows how to get into the industry of being an adult film-entertainer. Let me know! Thanks.

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Who is friends with wallstreet?

Last September, The New York Times reported that individuals associated with the securities and investment industry had given $9.9 million to the Obama campaign, $7.4 million to the Hillary Clinton campaign and only $6.9 million to the McCain campaign.

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What type of economic system does cameroon have?

What type of economic system does cameroon have?

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What were the colonial economic issues?

Just need to know what to write in a small box so all I need is like one sentence please.

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School schedule

So I got my class schedule today and its basic stupid as hell but Im wondering what are ag mechanics & ag orientation classes? Cause im thinking bout removing them but I guess maybe I should know what they are first

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Who were the minoans?

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Is there any instrument for soil testing used for gardening?

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Why is hemp illegal?

Yeah, and that's one of the things that happened in 1937. Cannabis Hemp was one of history's most widely used plants. Tincture of Cannabis was the basis for almost every patent medicine prior to the discovery of aspirin. Hemp was used for rope, twine, and cloth. Sailing ships were loaded with hemp. The word "canvas" is derived from "cannabis", because that's what canvas was. Sails were made of hemp because salt water deteriorated cotton. Old sails were made into wagon covers and ultimately original Levi's Jeans. And the pressed oil from hemp seeds was used for paints and varnishes. Everyone knew what hemp was. But nobody knew what marijuana was.

Tea House Basically, it came down to this. America in the 1900's saw two powerful rivals, agriculture and industry, faced off over several multi-billion dollar markets. When Rudolph Diesel produced his engine in 1896, he'd assumed it would run off of vegetable and seed oils, especially hemp, which is superior to petroleum. Just think about that for a second. A fuel that can be grown by our farmers that is superior to foreign oil. What a lot of history would have been rewritten!

Ok. So we have an elite group of special interests dominated by Du Pont petrochemical company and it's major financial backer and key political ally, Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. Mellon was a banker who took over Gulf Oil Corporation. In 1913, Henry Ford opened his first auto assembly line, and Gulf Oil opened its first drive-in gas station. In 1919, with ethanol fuel poised to comptete with gasoline, Alchohol Prohibition descended on the nation. Lucky Mellon. When President Harding made him Secretary of the Treasury, he was considered the richest man in America. In the 1920's, Mellon arranged for his bank to loan his buddies as Du Pont money to take over General Motors. Du Pont had developed new gasoline additives and the sulfate and sulfite process that made trees into paper.

In the 1930's, Ford Motor Company operated a successful biomass fuel conversion plant using cellulose at Iron Mountain, Michigan. Ford engineers extracted methanol, charcoal fuel, tar, pitch ethyl-acetate and creosote from hemp. The same fundamental ingredients for industry were also being made from fossil fuels.

During the same period, Du Pont was developing cellophane, nylon, and dacron from from fossil fuels. Du Pont held the patents on many synthetics and became a leader in the development of paint, rayon, synthetic rubber, plastics, chemicals, photographic film, insecticides and agricultural chemicals.

From the Du Pont 1937 Annual Report we find a clue to what started to happen next: "The revenue raising power of government may be converted into an instrument for forcing acceptance of sudden new ideas of industrial and social reoganization".

Ok, enter William Randolph Hearst. Hearst's company was a major consumer of the cheap tree-pulp paper that had replaced hemp paper in the late 19th century. The Hearst Corporation was also a major logging company, and produced Du Pont's chemical-drenched tree pulp paper, which yellowed and fell apart after a short time. Fueled by the advertising sold to the petrochemical industries, Hearst Newspapers were also known for their sensationalist stories. Hearst despised poor people, black people, chinese, hindus, and all other minorities. Most of all he hated Mexicans. Pancho Villa's cannabis-smoking troops had reclaimed some 800,000 acres of prime timberland from Hearst in the name of the mexican peasants. And all of the low-quality paper the company planned to make by deforesting it's vast timber holdings were in danger of being replaced by low-cost, high quality paper made from hemp.

Scare Poster Hearst had always supported any kind of prohibition, and now he wanted cannabis included in every anti-narcotics bill. Never mind that cannabis wasn't a narcotic. Facts weren't important. The important thing was to have it completely removed from society, doctors, and industry.

Around 1920 or so, a new word arose - "Marihuana". Through screaming headlines and horror stories,"marihuana" was blamed for murderous rampages by blacks and mexicans. Hearst continued to use his power of the press to impress on his readers the dangers of the "marihuana" plant.

When the Federal Bureau of Narcotics was formed in 1932, Mellon's nephew Harry Anslinger was appointed its head, a job in Mellon's treasury department that was created just for him. Treasury agents were beginning to operate on their own agenda. Deep in the throes of the depression, congress began to reexamine all federal agencies. Anslinger began to fear that his department was in danger of emasculation. Although worldwide, hemp was still big business, in 1935 the Treasury Department began secretly drafting a bill called The Marihuana Tax Act. The Treasury Department's general counsul Herman Oliphant was put in charge of writing something that could get past both Congress and the Court disguised as a tax revenue bill. Congress wasn't all that interested in the matter, seeing as all the information they had to work with was what was provided to them by Anslinger. They deliberately collected horror stories on the evils of marihuana pulled primarily from the Hearst newspapers, called Anslinger's Gore Files. Crimes that had never happened at all were being attributed to marihuana.

So, in 1937, Anslinger went before a poorly attended committee hearing and called for a total ban on marihuana. He stated under oath "This drug is entirely the monster Hyde, the harmful effects of which cannot be measured". Bureaucrats planned the hearings to avoid the discussion of the full House and presented the measure in the guise of a tax revenue bill brought to the six member House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Du Pont ally Robert Doughton of North Carolina. This bypassed the House without further hearings and passed it over to the Senate Finance Committee, controlled by another ally, Prentiss Brown of Michigan, where it was rubber stamped into law. Once on the books, Anslinger would "administer" the licensing process to make sure that no more commercial hemp was ever grown in the United States. Clinton Hesterm assistant general counsel for the Department of the Treasury, explained to the House Committee " The leading newspapers of the United States have recognized the seriousness of this problem and have advocated federal legislation to control.. marihuana...The marijuana cigarette is one of the most insidious of all forms of dope, largely because of the failure of the public to understand its fatal qualities."

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Young Jamaican girls enjoying a toke.

At the last minute, a few pro-hemp witnesses showed up. Most of the confusion came from the using of the word "marihuana". Most people had no idea that "marihuana", merely a slang word taken from a drinking song celebrating Pancho Villa's victory, "La Cucaracha", was the same thing as cannabis hemp, a plant which had been an important crop since the founding of the country. Ralph Loziers of the National Oil Seed Institute showed up representing paint manufacturers and lubrication oil processors, and stated that hempseed was an essential commodity. Dr. William C. Woodward of the American Medical Association spoke in defense of cannabis medicines and in protest of the way the bill was handled. Woodward complained that there was no certain data that marihuana use had increased, and stated that if it had, the "newspaper exploitation of the habit had done more to increase it than anything else". Asked point blank if he thought federal legislation was necessary, he replied "I do not .. it is not a medical addiction that is involved." Woodward went on to criticize the way the word "marihuana" had been used to deliberately confuse the medical and industrial hemp communities. "In all you have heard here thus far, no mention has been made of any excessive use of the drug or its excessive distribution by any pharmacist. And yet the burden of this bill is placed heavily on the doctors and pharmacists of the country, and may I say very heavily - most heavily, possibly of all - on the farmers of this country... We can not understand yet ... why this bill should have been prepared in secret for two years without any initiative, even to the profession, that it was being prepared ... no medical man would identify this bill with a medicine until he read it through, because marijuana is not a drug, ... simply a name given cannabis."

A few days later, Representative Fred Vinson of Kentucky was asked to summarize the AMA's position. He lied to the effect that the medical group's legislative counsul (Woodward) "Not only gave this measure full support, but also the approval from the AMA."

The act passed without a roll call vote. Now we can see why it was prepared in secret - passage of the Act put all hemp industries firmly under the control of the very special interests that most benefited from its repression over the years - prohibition police and bureaucrats working in collusion with the petrochemical companies, the timber companies, the alcohol and tobacco industries, the pharmaceutical drug companies, and today, the urine testing, property seizure, police and prison industries.

In that same year, 1937, Du Pont filed its patent on Nylon, a synthetic fiber that took over many of the textile and cordage markets that would have gone to hemp. More than half the American cars on the road were built by GM, which guaranteed Du Pont a captive market for paints, varnishes, plastics, and rubber, all which could have been made from hemp. Furthermore, all GM cars would subsequently be designed to use tetra-ethyl leaded fuel exclusively, which contained additives that Du Pont manufactured. All competition from hemp had been outlawed.

The historical essay above was written by Bud Fairy and originally published on SF Net, the coffee house network. The HTML version - with emphasis, pictures and minor editing - was done by Hogeye

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Interesting job

Hey I am interesting to work in porn industry. How can be a party of porn industry. I want to be an ametuer porn actor. Tell me how to join the porn industry??

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How to become an entertainment agent?

How to become an entertainment agent?

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Does the government need to reform the prison industry?

do you think they(government) need to reform "prison industries"

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General rules of conduct

What is the purpose of General Rules of Conduct in the Real Estate industry?

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What's green transaction?

what's Green Transaction?

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How to get into the adult industry?

How do I get into the adult industry as a videographer or non linear editor?
Who's doors do I knock on?

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Do make action movies in spain?

What genre of movie do they make in Spain? How much do they get paid in Spain? Is it the same amout of money as in the U.S.A?

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Do you think the red shirts in thailand will win in the end?

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What does this aphorism mean?

"the invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."

Please reply asap, I really need help.

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What is "initial cost" and "operating cost"?

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What did the sumerians look like??

I have some history confusion. I have no idea what the sumerians looked like. How they dressed? And if the people were smart? Meek? Fierce? Harsh?

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Cabinet of the future

I read a story on AOL that I think is supposed to be from a political blog talking about President-elect Obama's picks for Cabinet. Some people mentioned were actually in consideration. Some were people that the author of the article thought would be good choices. Based on that, I comprised a list of who I think should hold the positions. What do you think?
Secretary of State: Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates
Secretary of the Treasury: Robert Rubin
Attorney General: Hillary Clinton
Secretary of Education: Caroline Kennedy
Secretary of Homeland Security: John McCain
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Energy: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Funadvice trivia: which country has more tractors per capita?

A) USA
B) Iceland
C) Canada
D) Japan

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Who knows this about ed royce a congressman for the 40th district?

Ok I have some question about ed royce I cant seem to really find anywhere.

1.does he have any kids?
2. Does he have any professional (business) interest outside of congress
3.what does the foreign affairs committees do?
4.what does the financial services committees do?
5.what are two major bills did he support or sposor?

40th district qustions
1.what are some major industries, business, agriculture?
2.constituency in term of ethnicity & socioeconomics?
3.how many square miles is it?
Please I need your help and its ok if you dont know all of them atlest some will help me out

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What extracurriculars can i do in high school to have a better chance of getting into college?

(not sports because i already may quit cheerleading and cant do anything else)

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Can you really eat apple peelings and do they have nutritional values?

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Are modern self proclaimed liberals more liberal or more libido dominandi?

I know that most with a modicum of an ego realize that they are worlds apart from classical liberals, but it strikes me that even the new social liberal agenda is less to do with the freedom to live ones life than it is to ensure others' lives are lived accordingly and that desire has manifest itself in the form of statism with a nod given to authoritarianism. Now leftists are advocating warfare... championing cronyism... engendering balkanization... albeit one fragmented along their view of right and wrong. What has become of liberals?

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What is the paleolithic diet?

My friend has asked me to start the Paleolithic diet with her and I have no clue what that is.. I have tried looking it up but havent had much back from it.. anyone know?

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What are the codie awards?

Certain technologies are announced to have won an award in a certain field. I was just wondering what these awards were about.

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Why is recycling electronics good for the enviroment?

okaii I know that recycling is good but I'm doing a project an I need to know 3 reason why recycling electronics are good...
Ps:they recently did a new recycling program and you can recycle electronics in Canada :)

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What do think of the possibility of the bill that could help the music industry?

the bill is suppose to be able to help the music industry and be able to fight against illegal file sharing. it would allow the US Justice Department to obtain court orders against sites that allow the illegal sharing continue and they would be able to shut down that part of that site. essentially shutting the web site down, i think it is a great idea. what are your opinions on the matter. because this will affect everyone who likes music if it gets passed in congress
here is a link to more info on the bill if you are interested. http://tunelab.com/2010/09/23/the-bill-that-could-save-the-music-industry/

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What courses do i take to join a modeling agency?

what kind of courses/Classes do I have to take to join a modeling agency(not to be a model) in high school and college??

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Why do we pay for food?

I know this question might sound a little silly, but when I thought about it food happened to be the most abundant thing on earth, fishes, trees, plants, they all give off food for us to eat so why is it that we put a price on it? Mother Nature surely didn't want us to put a price on something that is already free to start off with? A lot of people go hungry for the inability to pay for food which to me sounds asburd and needs to be changed no one living on earth should starve. Any and all feed back would be greatly appreciated =)

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What contribution have you made for helping to try and preserve the earth?

I recycle everything I can

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