|Climate Change Is Now On The Political Agenda, Thanks To People Still Too Young To Vote16-03-2019 21:09
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|It was on the political agenda ever since the IPCC dreamed it up. The effect does not cause the cause.
Edited on 16-03-2019 22:26
|It's been a political agenda for at least 20 years. Odd, how it picked up steam, about the same time medical marijuana started getting on the ballets. Is it coincidence, or is there a correlation between marijuana use, and climate change? Drug use and cults are old friends...
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I have often gone to Las Vegas to celebrate New Years. They close the strip to traffic and it becomes one huge pedestrian mall. There are so many people it's like a 3 mile long mosh pit.
As you are probably aware, alcohol and Las Vegas go together quite well. New Year's was especially bad with so many drunks in that mosh pit. One of the effects of alcohol consumption is to reduce the intellectual part of the brain, and allow emotions to rise to the surface more easily. This is because it pickles the brain from the outside in. If that reaches the center of the brain (that primitive part that keeps your body functioning), well...nice knowing ya.
The practical upshot is that New Years was traditionally a boozy, raucous affair, a few shoving matches, a few fights, and LOTS of police every few feet the entire length of the strip to stop it.
Then Nevada legalized marijuana, effective New Years that year.
That party was a lot quieter than it used to be. Instead of being drunk, they were all stoned. Sometimes, they were drunk AND stoned, but, being stoned, the alcohol didn't have a strong a problem with the violence.
More hospital stays though. One of the effects of pot is to not be as aware of your surroundings as you should be (heck cell phones do that!), and car-pedestrian accidents went up.
It's bad enough with all the distractions and the lights, but the strip is equivalent to eight lanes wide (the median is part of that width). A threat from psychopathic taxi driver is more remote and comes at higher speed then in most cities. They never see it coming.
Ambulances are rather permanently parked at two of the worst intersections for this, just waiting like vultures to pick up the mess when it happens.
So I guess you could say that pot does have certain advantages...over booze anyway.
I would blame the problem more on the success of turning our schools into indoctrination centers. Drugs for the masses certainly helps, but the schools and the news media are the biggest problems (other than the Marxist goals of people in the first place, of course!).
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