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Old April 29th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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In 1 year opiates kill 10 times the Americans as ALL terror attacks in last 20 years

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Safety of the people and security of the nation should be priority number one for any leader who wishes to have a successful tenure in office, perhaps even multiple terms — and the President of the United States is no exception to this model.

So, why, then, has a killer of tens of thousands each year still on the loose inside those putatively impermeable borders? How could this executioner, unmasked and identified, roam main streets of small towns as comfortably as a seedy alley in some decrepit corner of an urban metroplex — unhindered by the threat of detention or arrest?

How could this nefarious reaper sever the lives of ninety-one Americans each and every day, yet — rather than earn a notorious status as Enemy of the Public Number One — this killer is encouraged to thrive, intentionally or not, by those supposedly the most trusted to guard us from bodily harm?

Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States has waged the pernicious War on Terror — combating a concept most of its citizenry will never encounter firsthand — nearly everywhere on the planet, even toppling ostensively brutal but sovereign regimes in its name.


Yet, Terror — its tactics used most often by disciples fighting in the name of religion — has not been as efficacious in destroying American lives as the opioid medications prescribed, without irony, to kill their pain.

Since 1995, terrorists of varied stripe have killed 3,181 people in the U.S. — nearly 3,000 of them in the September 11 attacks, which sparked the nation’s unending war, alone.

That’s a startling figure, indeed — particularly in a country known for Orwellian surveillance and tracking of visitors and citizens, alike — but terror’s death toll cannot be examined separately from known killers more easily stopped.

In 2014, the span of a single year, an astounding 29,467 Americans died by overdose of opioid-related drugs, including prescriptions — and the following year saw more than 15,000 lose their lives to overdose on opioid medications legally prescribed by medical personnel.

Unintentional drug overdose is now the primary cause of accidental death’ in the U.S. — and prescription opioid industry bears a significant bulk of culpability in the problem.

Many opiate addicts never sought the escape of a substance recreationally — but were given prescriptions for medications like Vicodin (hydrocodone) or even OxyContin (oxycodone) following surgery, a serious injury, or as treatment for the chronic pain of another illness.

What might seem innocuous when written by a physician can quickly turn malevolent — a single month of prescribed medication might not be sufficient to fight the pain of a complex fracture or chronic ailment. If the prescriber then refuses an extension of that opioid — all-too frequently, under the benign premise of preventing dependence — that patient might seek other means to procure the same relief.

Many turn to heroin — highly illegal, but readily available from the black market — and without the rigorous federal restrictions guarding its legal opioid brethren. In fact, a large percentage of heroin addicts began using after prescriptions for strong opioids like OxyContin ran their course, leaving the patients suffering without recourse.

Every day, around 1,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for misuse of prescription opioids — and in 2014, alone, roughly 2,000,000 abused or were dependent on those opioid medications. One-quarter, given such a prescription on a long but terminal basis, struggles with dependency.

Fifteen-thousand people perished by overdosing on prescription opioid painkillers in 2015 — and the figures compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grow exponentially by the year. Even as the War on Terror rages on around the globe.

Indeed, veteran American troops have stumbled on that war’s undiscussed elephant in the room while fighting the supposed terrorists we’re made to believe threaten our security, overseas in Afghanistan — the origin, by most reports, of the majority of the world’s opium supply.


Read more at In One Year, Opiates Killed Ten Times as Many Americans as ALL Terror Attacks in Last 20 Years
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These records are kept by the CDC. How were all these people suddenly getting all these opiates and over dosing on them? How could they possibly pay for them?
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These records are kept by the CDC. How were all these people suddenly getting all these opiates and over dosing on them? How could they possibly pay for them?
Your questions are a bit vague. What exactly do you mean?

Look up "pill mills"

That is the most common way for normal people to get tossed into junk addiction. When the clinic is "closed" or their scrips get canceled many look to "the streets" to fill the new "need". Add that to the dope that is flowing into the states from the Middle East and the cutting procedures w/ fentanyl and you have a self created epidemic. Now w/ the emergence of carfentanil it has become even more dangerous.

I'm not sure if that was what you were looking for.
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These records are kept by the CDC. How were all these people suddenly getting all these opiates and over dosing on them? How could they possibly pay for them?
What do you mean, how could they possibly pay for them? Are you serious?
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Apparently Oxy causes intestinal distress because I have recently seen ads on TV for pills that counter the opiate induced intestinal distress. Apparently Oxy also slows down the gut muscles causing constipation. Just another reason to never do opiates.
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Apparently Oxy causes intestinal distress because I have recently seen ads on TV for pills that counter the opiate induced intestinal distress. Apparently Oxy also slows down the gut muscles causing constipation. Just another reason to never do opiates.
Yep, opiates cause unbelievably bad constipation. It can be horrible.
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Yep, opiates cause unbelievably bad constipation. It can be horrible.
I have never done Oxy but my little sister did after surgery. She told me she will never take Oxy again and she is a public school teacher heavily involved in her Christian church.

edit: I did not know Demerol was an opiate but when I won a bar fight the pinky knuckle on my right hand got broke and went to the emergency room because the Doctor was my next door neighbor. Dr. Esler, Vietnam Vet, said that is a classic boxer break and told the nurse to give me a big shot of Demerol before he set it. I got in an arm wrestling contest with him and won when he was setting it. Is Demerol a synthetic morphine? Just asking because I don't know.
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I have never done Oxy but my little sister did after surgery. She told me she will never take Oxy again and she is a public school teacher heavily involved in her Christian church.

edit: I did not know Demerol was an opiate but after I won a bar fight the pinky knuckle on my right hand got broke and went to the emergency room because the Doctor was my next door neighbor. Dr. Esler, Vietnam Vet, said that is a classic boxer break and told the nurse to give me a big shot of Demerol before he set it and I got in an arm wrestling contest with him and won when he was setting it.
I'd like to meet you someday TS.

A next-door neighbor has given Oxy after a knee replacement. He took it for three days, and then stopped on the fourth because he said he felt a deep desire for the drug, had woken that morning with taking it the first thing on his mind.

I've never taken any of these new generation opioids, and always stayed away from heroin.
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I have never done Oxy but my little sister did after surgery. She told me she will never take Oxy again and she is a public school teacher heavily involved in her Christian church.

edit: I did not know Demerol was an opiate but when I won a bar fight the pinky knuckle on my right hand got broke and went to the emergency room because the Doctor was my next door neighbor. Dr. Esler, Vietnam Vet, said that is a classic boxer break and told the nurse to give me a big shot of Demerol before he set it. I got in an arm wrestling contest with him and won when he was setting it. Is Demerol a synthetic morphine? Just asking because I don't know.
Yes, it is a synthetic opiate.
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I'd like to meet you someday TS.

A next-door neighbor has given Oxy after a knee replacement. He took it for three days, and then stopped on the fourth because he said he felt a deep desire for the drug, had woken that morning with taking it the first thing on his mind.

I've never taken any of these new generation opioids, and always stayed away from heroin.
I would like to meet you someday too but my fighting days are long gone and we will get along well unless you take a swing at me, just kidding because I will duck and dodge without punching back. Do you travel much these days? If you do and your travels take you to Central Ohio we will meet and I will take you to my party pad in the woods. I like the head you have on your shoulders.
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