You Can Now Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana In California
The first state to legalize medical cannabis becomes the largest to allow recreational use.
In my opinion, there is no such thing as a recreational drug user. Either you are a druggy or you are not. Some fools like to make themselves feel better by claiming it is only recreational use. Nonsense.
Legalizing Mary Jo-wanna in California is no big advancement for the druggies. It may even cut down on the fools that now use it. We all know; whenever there is a forbidden fruit, all of a sudden it becomes more tantalizing and tempting to use.
By allowing MJ for recreational uses; it is like a mother giving her 18 daughter permission to have sex. What is the uses? She has been doing it for years anyway.
People that are behind allowing/supporting these drug initiatives are bound and determined to run this county into the ground. I am not the only one that believes, not always, in many case, using Mary Jo-wanna is a stepping stone to bigger and better HIGHS.
Some proponents claim the MJ is no different than getting high on alcohol. I really don’t know. I guess my main objection to legalizing drug use; little at a time, one step at a time, the moral and ethical fibers in the USA are being eroded by the liberal wack jobs.
Is it going to make a hell of a lot of difference in California that now allows recreational drug use? I don’t think so. What my happen; the mother that is giving her 18 year old daughter permission to have sex, will start the kid out at 13 instead.
For the brighter more senseable people out there that do not have their heads where the sun doesn’t shine; here are a few comparisons to chew on.
How many years did it take for the Roman Empire to crumble??
The History Channel
The following reasons the Roman Empire fell may not be identical to what is plaguing the USA, only because of the different times in history. By using our imaginations, the similarities are very close and frightening.
EIGHT REASONS THE ROMAN EMPIRE FELL
In the late fourth century, the Western Roman Empire crumbled after a nearly 500-year run as the world’s greatest superpower. Historians have blamed the collapse on hundreds of different factors ranging from military failures and crippling taxation to natural disasters and even climate change. Still others argue that the Roman Empire didn’t really fall in 476 A.D., since its eastern half continued for another thousand years in the form of the Byzantine Empire. While just how—and when—the Empire fell remains a subject of ongoing debate, certain theories have emerged as the most popular explanations for Western Rome’s decline and disintegration. Read on to discover eight reasons why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.
The most straightforward theory for Western Rome’s collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces. Rome had tangled with Germanic tribes for centuries, but by the 300s “barbarian” groups like the Goths had encroached beyond the Empire’s borders. The Romans weathered a Germanic uprising in the late fourth century, but in 410 the Visigoth King Alaric successfully sacked the city of Rome. The Empire spent the next several decades under constant threat before “the Eternal City” was raided again in 455, this time by the Vandals. Finally, in 476, the Germanic leader Odoacer staged a revolt and deposed the Emperor Romulus Augustulus. From then on, no Roman emperor would ever again rule from a post in Italy, leading many to cite 476 as the year the Western Empire suffered its deathblow.
Overexpansion and military overspending
At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Euphrates River in the Middle East, but its grandeur may have also been its downfall. With such a vast territory to govern, the empire faced an administrative and logistical nightmare. Even with their excellent road systems, the Romans were unable to communicate quickly or effectively enough to manage their holdings. Rome struggled to marshal enough troops and resources to defend its frontiers from local rebellions and outside attacks, and by the second century the Emperor Hadrian was forced to build his famous wall in Britain just to keep the enemy at bay. As more and more funds were funneled into the military upkeep of the empire, technological advancement slowed and Rome’s civil infrastructure fell into disrepair.
If Rome’s sheer size made it difficult to govern, ineffective and inconsistent leadership only served to magnify the problem. Being the Roman emperor had always been a particularly dangerous job, but during the tumultuous second and third centuries it nearly became a death sentence. Civil war thrust the empire into chaos, and more than 20 men took the throne in the span of only 75 years, usually after the murder of their predecessor. The Praetorian Guard—the emperor’s personal bodyguards—assassinated and installed new sovereigns at will, and once even auctioned the spot off to the highest bidder. The political rot also extended to the Roman Senate, which failed to temper the excesses of the emperors due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. As the situation worsened, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership.
The Barbarian attacks on Rome partially stemmed from a mass migration caused by the Huns’ invasion of Europe in the late fourth century. When these Eurasian warriors rampaged through northern Europe, they drove many Germanic tribes to the borders of the Roman Empire. The Romans grudgingly allowed members of the Visigoth tribe to cross south of the Danube and into the safety of Roman territory, but they treated them with extreme cruelty. According to the historian Ammianus Marcellinus, Roman officials even forced the starving Goths to trade their children into slavery in exchange for dog meat. In brutalizing the Goths, the Romans created a dangerous enemy within their own borders. When the oppression became too much to bear, the Goths rose up in revolt and eventually routed a Roman army and killed the Eastern Emperor Valens during the Battle of Adrianople in A.D. 378. The shocked Romans negotiated a flimsy peace with the barbarians, but the truce unraveled in 410, when the Goth King Alaric moved west and sacked Rome. With the Western Empire weakened, Germanic tribes like the Vandals and the Saxons were able to surge across its borders and occupy Britain, Spain and North Africa.