When we think about cannabis on a construction site, most people don’t imagine building materials. The United States construction industry has been missing out on one of the most durable, cost-efficient building materials known to mankind.
Marijuana and the non-psychoactive hemp plant are both members of the cannabis species. The psychoactive component of the marijuana plant (THC) does exist in hemp, but in extremely small quantities. Hemp is high in CBD, a different cannabinoid that counteracts the effects of THC and has shown to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects.
Charles Stevens, CEO and chairman of Connecticut-based Laser Power Systems (LPS), claims that one gram of thorium yields the energy of 7,500 gallons of gasoline. The energy is harnessed by heating the thorium with an external source, which then becomes so dense that it’s molecules emit heat.
Laser Power Systems is currently pioneering a car engine that would require only eight grams of thorium to power a vehicle for at least 100 years. The process works by a laser that heats water, which then produces steam and powers a mini-turbine.
Although the concept of 3D printing has been around since the late 1970s, only recently have 3D printers become more affordable and accessible. An increased interest in 3D printing has ensued over the years, and the technology now reaches industrial and consumer markets alike.
For those who are just learning about this technology, 3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional structure from a digital model. Components required for printing a 3D object include a computer, 3D design software, a 3D printer, and 3D materials.
On October 8th 2013, President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to become the new chair-woman of the Federal Reserve and last Thursday November 21st 2013, the Senate banking committee voted in favor of the nomination.
A fellow Keynesian economist, Yellen, who served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will replace the infamous “Helicopter Ben” Bernanke as the new face of the Fed. Recent remarks by Yellen suggest we will see a continuation of the Fed’s current monetary policy – more “quantitative easing“.
As Obama announced Janet Yellen as his fed chair selection, he stated, “She had sounded the alarm bell early about the housing market bubble and excesses in the financial markets before the recession. She calls it like she sees it.” Contrary to Obama’s claim, Austrian school economist Peter Schiff reveals this statement to be a lie.
Over the course of human history, the concept of money has gradually evolved.
From bartering to currency, people have sought convenient methods for conducting economic transactions.
The Continental Congress printed paper money called the Continental, an early American currency that was circulated in an effort to fund the American Revolution. By the end of the war, the Continental had rapidly depreciated until it was practically worthless.
In 1836, President Andrew Jackson dismantled the Second Bank of the United States. He abolished the central bank because the country was economically enslaved by foreign interests with concentrated financial control within a single institution owned by a very small group of affluent families.
The U.S. government’s ever-expanding reach in controlling the lives of Americans has extended to our kitchen table.
Even though human beings have been drinking milk from cows, sheep and goats for centuries, here in America, only 10 states allow the retail sale of raw milk.
Most dairy products in the U.S. must be pasteurized to be sold legally, and even in states that allow the sale of milk in its raw form, federal law says that it can’t be transported over state lines.