4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

11/8/08

Conservative Farmers Appeal To Grow Industrial Hemp

Two North Dakota farmers will ask a federal appeals court in St. Paul on Wednesday to allow them to grow hemp on their farms, even though the federal government says it's illegal. "I think the market has explosive potential," Bronner says. "As soon as hemp goes into the ground here, it'll be a massive boost. If you look at Canada, where they don't have this draconian, absurd drug policy, there's mass penetration of hemp into the market."

It's my hope that common sense and reality can be incorporated into decision making with our new president so that on the issue of growing industrial hemp draconian rules are thrown out and this crop can be grown legally. This is a no brainer and a winner all the way around and years over due.

The heartland and in particular Iowa produced and processed hemp on a massive scale for the Second World War effort. This plant still grows wild all over the damn place. It would grow well in many places in this country. The Drug War just like the terrorist war cannot be won ever. Prohibition does not work!

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  1. Man I can smell that from here. Love it! It should be legal and it only is not because all those with the money have it in booze and do not want the competition. Believe it or not my brother use to work at a hemp plant in Maine. They grew Hemp and made large ropes. One of my friends is 65 and lives in California moving there in the mid 60s. You know the rest! Take care!

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  2. we're gearing up a large citizen mobilization to move raon paul's industrial hemp bill to the table. in the mean time, check out scannabis.com for cannabis news and reports, including hemp!

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  3. It's too bad that the public doesn't understand the difference between hemp and the stuff folks like to smoke. There are a lot of small farmers who could benefit if allowed to grow industrial hemp - it's a hell of a useful plant and does well without all the chemicals that are needed to produce bumper crops of soybeans and corn.
    I hope their appeal is successful.

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  4. You can't even get high on industrial hemp. It's a useful crop that doesn't strip the soils like corn. Right now in CA is the Mexican drug cartels that are growing marijuana in the Nat'l forests. Hmmmm. How about some unemployed Americans boot those fuckers out of OUR forests and start growing a useful crop on OUR land. We'll make rope and clothes and all kinds of stuff. :)

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  8. while i agree with nunya about the virtues of hemp, i disagree with the option to boot the mexican cartels. to me, we're on their land and knowing that their soil is still bringing them subsistence takes away a very small amount of guilt from OUR manifest destiny.

    enriquecerse, mi amigos. gracias.

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  9. Industrial Hemp doesn't have the THC that is smoked and a hallucinogen. It can be made into clothing, paper (think of the trees saved) and many other useful products. Keeping it off the market is economically stupid.

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  10. mark c, you've never competed with pollos for work, have you?

    Fuck that liberal white guilt shit, I'm part Indian, and NO, I'm not eligible for casino $.

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  11. Nunya, good call on the guess that I've never competed with pollos, assuming that you're referring to Mexicans.

    But if I did, it would be on my own personal merits and have nothing to do with race, nationality, gender, or any other category that I fit.

    Not meaning to guilt trip anybody but the fact is European influence has conquered the cultures of indigenous folk from this continent.

    Now, let's not focus on our differences here any longer. Instead, we can focus on our similarities.

    Starting a non-profit to legalize hemp and provide under-served societies with the tools and knowledge to grow their own food, clothing, shelter, and medicine. Visit HempOnLand.org for more info.

    Also, as always, visit Scannabis.com for the latest Cannabis news and reports.

    Cheers!

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