Back in 2014, Colorado completely legalized the use, sale, and growing of marijuana, the latter both by individuals and by commercial/agricultural concerns. This was hailed as a landmark in “progress,” both by the ever-drug-loving Leftists and many Libertarian sorts. And, indeed, there seems to have been little, if any, human damage or negative consequences caused by Colorado’s drug experiment.
But What About The Ecological Consequences?
With marijuana now growing all around The Centennial State, it follows that mice, rats, voles, rabbits, and various varieties of squirrels will be eating the seeds and some of the vegetation. This would both end up concentrating the cannabinoids in those prey species’ tissues, and make them both more unaware and sluggish. Hence, those rodents and similar prey animals would be easier for various predators to catch and consume.
So yeah! Stoner owls – owls both primarily subsisting upon small, terrestrial prey and being a major predator thereof – look likely to be an unforeseen, probably negative, ecological consequence of Colorado’s legalization of the use and growing of marijuana.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 10:46 am and is filed under Humor, Politics, Society, The Environment.
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Never in my experience has this moral and societal fact been more poignantly exemplified than by the recently reported actions of a 10 year-old girl from Thornton, CO, Tatum Gonzales. She did a deed that was ever so right, but did so for reasons that were so very wrong.
Tatum Gonzales called the whole family together on her 10th birthday but not for the reason you might think.
â€œMake a change to the world,â€ she said as she stood in her momâ€™s Thornton kitchen, making a turkey and cheese sandwich.
Tatumâ€™s only wish on her 10th birthday was to help feed the homeless.
â€œI donâ€™t think itâ€™s right that all of us get to eat and they donâ€™t,â€ she said. â€œThey might be starving so I just thought of this idea for my birthday.â€
Family and friends filled the kitchen, put on plastic gloves and pitched in to make 100 sack lunches. They even decorated each of the bags.
I cannot see young Ms. Gonzales act as anything other than a beautiful act of kindness and charity. There’s no doubt in my mind that she did the right thing. And yet, her own words, “I donâ€™t think itâ€™s right that all of us get to eat and they donâ€™t,” show that she did it for the wrong – indeed, one of the worst – reasons imaginable.
Her belief that is not right that her and her family have their basic needs met – by her parents’ efforts and labors in all likelihood – so long as others do not enjoy these things is horrific to me – as it should be horrific to, not just every American, but every freeborn man or woman on this world. This, the belief of child that they don’t deserves and have no right to what their parents have earned, is the epitome of evils that Liberals, Progressives, and SJWs commit each and every day.
Charity, largess, munificence, beneficence – call it what you will – are great things, laudable in nigh on every case, even those which are poorly thought out and/or mis-aimed. To see it in a young child should be a thing of joy; a thing that restores some measure of hope for Man. And that is what is so evil and so horrifying about this. This is the ultimate corruption of the virtue of generosity. This is the greatest treason.
Not, of course, is this to say that this is her treason. No, she is one who has been betrayed. She has been tempted beyond her means as a young child by others, most likely the (mis)education system and the media. She is one of far too many victims of the Liberals’ and Progressives systematic abuse and corruption of our nation’s children.
Yes, of all the temptations that the devils of Socialism – these hellborn demons of “Social Justice” – try our resolve with is the greatest treason of doing what we think is right for the wrong, evil reasons.
As most people are now aware, ObamaCare is a failure, in no small part because very few people want it. Hence, it’s not at all surprising that there;s now some “creative” marketing taking place to get people, especially young, healthy people who normally don’t have or want significant health insurance to sign up.
Colorado in particular is hoping that its exchanges could work in a niche market – sluts.
Colorado Markets ObamaCare To Sluts
The demeaning and offensive ads are part of a marketing campaign from Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education that strongly implies that young Coloradan women would only be interested in Colorado’s government-run health care exchange if they were able to get coverage for birth control pills in order to have casual sex with random men without the fear of an unplanned pregnancy.
There are other ads in this marketing campaign and they’re all aimed at the lowest and most venal denominators – mostly promiscuity and drunken debauchery.
Then again, ObamaCare is all about pandering to- and subsidizing the lowest common denominator so these ads, sexist and demeaning as they are, make a certain amount sense. 😉
The general consensus seems to be that Mitt Romney won the debate with Barack Obama last Thursday night in Denver, CO. I frankly disagree with this consensus. Romney did not win; Obama lost. There was little in Romney’s performance that was praiseworthy, but there was nothing that was so in Obama’s performance.
The First Romney v. Obama Debate
After watching this political kabuki play, reading the transcripts of it, and subjecting myself to the lamestream media’s analysis of it, I’m left with the conclusion that Romney “won” only because Obama did even manage “Present” on that night.
The Obama that America’s domestic enemies rallied behind in 2008 was not in attendance at that debate. Only, a tired, stilted, stuttering man who was obviously in over his head and trying to defend a lack of job performance that would and should land any normal person without a job.
Anytime that we have a tragedy such as the massacre by committed James Holmes, America is for weeks inundated by the Machiavellian manipulations of politicians and their MSM shills.
Sadly, thanks to social media, Americans now have to deal with the usual jabbering by hate-mongering vermin who are forced by their own lack of worth to see the world through the lens of their own racism and envy of their betters.
The hooting, jabbering, and rabid frothing follows this vein: Aurora shooter James Holmes is receiving lenient treatment from the criminal justice system and media because he’s White.
@SweetBrownKeese If James Holmes were black all hell would break lose. They probably would have killed him on the spot.
@inVINCEble24 If James Holmes was black or hispanic they woulda smoked his ass on the spot behind the theater.
@lideeeyuh If James Holmes was black, he’d be on death row. But since he’s white, he’s gonna go to a mental institute.
@KarelisM_ I still can’t over the fact James Holmes is alive , if it was a black or hispanic person that shot up people, the cops wouldve killed em
@blw_3 Wonder is James Holmes would be dead yet if he were black or Mexican..
@EricaB143 If James Holmes was black , he would be DEAD !
@NayBaduu If James Holmes was a black man, there would be no commentary on his education or mental health. He would be a dead man.
@illmatic_ James Holmes knew wtf he was doing. If he was black they wouldn’t have said he was mentally ill
@faalon If James Holmes were black, Muslim, or Mexican, he would’ve gotten the death penalty the day after the shooting.
@K_Pocasangre How the fuck can you be “Mentally Ill” but you have a PHD in Neuroscience? Fuck you James Holmes and Fuck this racist country!
@TomTom_Lil James Holmes most likely will be prosecuted because he killed innocent whites. George Zimmerman won’t…he killed an innocent black boy.
It’s easy to spot the similarities between these worthless, misborn vermin. They’re all ghetto thugs, i.e., members in good standing of the “Black Community” and, as such, cannot help but rant and jabber about these things and cry “Racism!”
Oh well, it’s just the usual jabbering hate-speech from the usual suspect. It’s not as if any of their opinions matter to right and proper Americans.