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Hoffman's Death Highlights Growing Heroin Epidemic
US News ^ | 2/7/14 | Jason Koebler

Posted on 03/08/2014 6:35:15 AM PST by mgist

Last week, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment with a heroin needle in his arm. The Oscar-winning actor was one of an increasing number of Americans who have died as a result of the drug once untouched by everyone besides so-called “junkies.” All around the country, health officials are warning of a new heroin epidemic – affecting new demographics in new places – that was simmering to a boil long before Hoffman died.

National data is released frustratingly slowly, but recent reports out of Washington state, New York City and Maryland suggest that, over the next several years as national data trickles out, heroin deaths will be up across the board.

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Back page local stories like this one are popping up all the nation. New Jersey fighting against sophisticated heroin distribution network - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/specialreports/heroin_bergen_paterson_drugs_2013.html#sthash.JiMPRWKF.dpuf

This article explains how opium production is skyrocketing and UN is reporting false information. http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-spoils-of-war-afghanistan-s-multibillion-dollar-heroin-trade/91

Obviously governments are being complicit in the multi billion $ heroin trade, including our own. _

I think the bigger story here is that the media has been silent about what is happening.If it wasnt for the Seymour death we would have never heard a thing. They try to blame it in addiction to painkillers but obviously it is an issue of supply. Heroin is flooding the streets.

I always wondered why our media never mentioned the fact that Chavez turned Venezuela into the worlds biggest cocaine distributor. A Venezuelan military plane was caught in Paris with 2 tons of cocaine. It was never mentioned here. It can actually be explained by the fact that JP Morgan is openly laundering money for the Narcos in Caracas.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/jp-morgans-venezuelan-cronyism-reaches-a-boiling-point/?onswipe_redirect=no

Heroin comes from the Middle East and I can not believe that our government can spy on everyone around the world but doesn't see any of this going on.

Then we have major drug legalization push has with all things destructive we know it is associated with Soros. It didn't just happen by dumb luck once Obama was elected.


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1 posted on 03/08/2014 6:35:15 AM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Sorry but I am all cried out for people who use drugs and die.
We all know the dangers and these people rolled the dice and took their chances.
I feel pity for the families they ruined but other than that, nothing.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 6:37:44 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: mgist
I can not believe that our government can spy on everyone around the world but doesn't see any of this going on.

Grow up Jason. Our government facilitates it and profits from it.

3 posted on 03/08/2014 6:38:28 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: mgist; All

It’s very bad here in ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan.’ Kids are dropping like flies.

Cheap and easy to get, now that The Law has cracked down on Oxy - which got them hooked in the first place.

Opiates are extrememly addictive. How do I know? Divorced a husband that was hooked and ruined us financially. A total waste of a perfectly fine man. Lost a nephew to heroin. Still not speaking to my stepson until he’s been clean and sober for five full years and EARNS his way back into my life. (He’s running a rehab house now and doing well, so time will tell. Don’t EVER trust a junkie.)

Yep. It sucks. And I’m your average, everyday, boring, middle-class ex-wife & ex-mom who actually paid attention - and this STILL happened to our family; blown to smithereens.

I’m not looking for sympathy. It is what it is. Just use my life as an example because this can happen to anyone that messes with this stuff. Even once.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 6:43:56 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I dealt with a daughter on meth for 8 years. She is fine now - three years, going to college, working full-time, same boyfriend for almost three years. Lots of prayers, tears, support. I feel for the families. A lot.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 6:46:56 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: mgist

The investment in Afghanistan is paying off ...


7 posted on 03/08/2014 6:52:34 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Grow up Jason. Our government facilitates it and profits from it.

More precisely, certain people associated with the government profit from it, and use their official power to facilitate it. I think that, if we got to the bottom of it, we would wind up erecting a whole bunch of gallows.

8 posted on 03/08/2014 6:57:34 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: mgist

The writer of this story must be a child in grammar school, Or just PLAIN STUPID.

95% of the WORLD’S OPIUM is produced in AFGHANISTAN.
(for the public school graduates, Opium is the Main Ingredient in HEROIN).

The US MILITARY is and has been in complete control of the AFGHANISTAN BORDERS for YEARS NOW.
(for the Public School Graduates, The Military is THE US GOVERNMENT)

The recent spike in Heroin Use began Shortly After WE WENT TO AFGHANISTAN ( Try Googling it, you will see for yourself)

(for the Public School Graduates, Buy a Hooked on Phonics Game before attempting to Read and Comprehend anything written here or referred to.)

How do you suppose ALL THAT PRODUCT LEFT AFGHANISTAN FOR THE US right under the noses of our GOVERNMENT?????


9 posted on 03/08/2014 6:57:54 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: mgist
The drug epidemic confounds me. In this day and age when so many forms of entertainment are readily available, why would people turn to drugs?

Growing up in the 1970s, I was often bored as a kid. Just three or four channels on TV with rarely something good to watch (ABC's "Battle of the Network Stars" anyone?). Videotaped movies were still in the future. The local cinema just had the one or two movies at any given time (multiplex cinemas were not common yet). People had hi-fi stereos but an LP record cost $7.99 so you were stuck with your parents' Slim Whitman and Engelbert Humperdinck LPs. No video games unless you had a pocketful of quarters to go to the arcade with (and they were still mostly pinball machines).

Yes, life was boring for a teen during the 1970s. So sneaking out to the woods with a case of purloined beer (usually Black Label or Schlitz) and a bag of marijuana was somewhat understandable.

But in today's world, there is simply no time to get bored. In fact the real problem is that there are not nearly enough hours in the day to consume even a fraction of the massive amounts and forms of entertainment available to the average person today.

So why turn to drugs? That really confuses me.

10 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: carriage_hill

article is dated 2/7/14.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:06 AM PST by tioga
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I feel sorry for this lady and every body else that has been involved with trying to “CURE” a drug addict. One thing that drugs and drug addicts are good for; “DESTROYING THEIR LIVES, and every one else’s lives that they are involved with. I can tell you what the Singapore government did, when they were confronted with addicts, addicted to “OPIUM”. This was in 1964, Singapore just became a NEW COUNTRY, after being thrown out of the Malaysian group. The new government rented a hotel and put as many of the OPIUM ADDICTS in the hotel. They were supplied with all the opium they wanted. No food, no water, just opium. Within 6 months, there were no more addicts in the Island. Then they passed a law, making illegal drug sale and use a capital crime. Yep, the death penalty. As of today, any one in Singapore that wishes to get high, will put cow manure in a bag, and sniff it. It’s not illegal to sniff cow manure


12 posted on 03/08/2014 7:06:21 AM PST by gingerbread
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To: SamAdams76

It’s just another kind of entertainment. Drugs are fun, and they mix with other entertainment. Heck half the music industry is specifically designed to mix with certain drugs, psychedelic, stoner metal, reggae, country. Nobody sets out to get hooked, they set out to have fun, a different kind of fun than the “legit” entertainment industry. It takes months to rev up to daily use and usually months of that to actually get hooked. It all starts off as a simple diversion, just like going to a movie.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 7:13:22 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: carriage_hill

How civil of you. Perhaps ‘last week’ was being used as ‘the other day’. The message of the article remains the same.
Was it worth it to attack someone as a ‘moron’? or ‘idiot?


14 posted on 03/08/2014 7:18:05 AM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Yorlik803

“Sorry but I am all cried out for people who use drugs and die.
We all know the dangers and these people rolled the dice and took their chances.
I feel pity for the families they ruined but other than that, nothing.”

-Excellent and worth repeating!


15 posted on 03/08/2014 7:31:14 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: gingerbread
I also feel sorry for everyone that is hurt by this, but the WOD is a complete failure. It is a millstone around the necks of law abiding people and an excuse for statist control freaks to militarize the police and steal ever more of our liberties. The solution:

1) Legalize drugs
2) Subsidize 12-step programs
3) Peheat the crematoriums.
4) Give the addicts all the drugs they want.
One way or the other, the problem will take care of itself soon enough.

16 posted on 03/08/2014 7:33:09 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: beef

I do favor legalization of drugs, at the Federal level that is. The DEA must go; the controlled substances act is clearly unconstitutional and these decisions are best left to the states. The states can provide 50 different examples of drug policy, and the people of the states can decide which one or ones are the best. Secondly, the DEA is a weaponized, federal agency that could be used, at least by this regime, to attack political opponents aka domestic terrorists.
The days of conservatives reflexively supporting “law & order” policies are over. The Federal government has used the “war on drugs” to amass power and control the people.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 7:52:20 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: beef

I do favor legalization of drugs, at the Federal level that is. The DEA must go; the controlled substances act is clearly unconstitutional and these decisions are best left to the states. The states can provide 50 different examples of drug policy, and the people of the states can decide which one or ones are the best. Secondly, the DEA is a weaponized, federal agency that could be used, at least by this regime, to attack political opponents aka domestic terrorists.
The days of conservatives reflexively supporting “law & order” policies are over. The Federal government has used the “war on drugs” to amass power and control the people.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 7:52:20 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Yorlik803

so very christian of you....


19 posted on 03/08/2014 7:54:09 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: mgist
Substance abusers will ingest anything they can get their hands on that gives them any kind of altered state. Alcohol is the true "gateway drug." They will all abuse alcohol if nothing else is available.

The faster they bottom out, the better chance they have of making the decision to stop.

Sympathy for them just enables them to postpone bottoming out.

20 posted on 03/08/2014 7:55:11 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: mgist

Part of me feels bad for heroin addicts, a bit. But I have this really nasty little schadenfreude thing going because if this generation gets mired in pot and heroin, MY drug-free kids will be the last ones standing, and they can take charge!!! Buahaahaa!!


21 posted on 03/08/2014 7:57:24 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: fabian
Sympathy for substance-abusers will have the same result as welfare has had on "the poor." It makes them comfortable staying right where they are.

But having sympathy for drug abusers makes you feel superior. That's the important thing.

22 posted on 03/08/2014 7:57:26 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I am sorry that has happened to your family...but it is not the heroin addiction that really is what has done this devastation. To focus on that in addicts is not going to do it. It is the anger and unforgiveness that compels some weaker souls to try and find an alternative happiness that real love would, and does provide. The fhu.com has that simple pathway, used by so many with real and lasting peace.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:57:59 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian

Never claimed to be perfect and I am sure when I go to meet Jesus there will be a lot to answer for.
But among my many sins, using illegal drugs or committing Suicide will not be among them.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 7:59:20 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not talking about sympathy...but real compassion with tough love. The kind that Roy has...www.fhu.com. This is the treatment that addicts need...and it cures forever.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 7:59:55 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Yorlik803

Well, you just are stronger than these addicts, but you have similar angers inside that do compel them to find an alternative for real happiness and peace. It really doesn’t make you much better. Fhu.com has that simple and true road..and I am not selling anything...it just works. patriotoutreach.org has the same thing for free...curing ptsd in thousands of troopers.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 8:02:13 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian

In the meantime they drag everybody around down with them.


27 posted on 03/08/2014 8:04:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thank God! :)


28 posted on 03/08/2014 8:17:04 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: tioga

I now know; my error. Asked AM to delete it.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 8:26:05 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: grumpygresh
"The Federal government has used the “war on drugs” to amass power and control the people."

That threat far exceeds any posed by legalized drugs.

Hell, if the federal laws against pot were eliminated that would be a major contribution to reducing the size and power of the federal government AND the drug cartels/narco states.

I saw on the news "El Chapo" got 75% of his revenue from pot.

Maybe we could legalize pot, keep the rest illegal, and make good progress against the bigger threats.

I can imagine a future POTUS/Congress agreeing we HAVE to send troops into Mexico and Central America to break the narco states, cartels...and for "humanitarian" reasons, of course.

All the while the federal leviathan continues to devour what liberty we have left.

It's time to start thinking right on this matter. The general, social consensus (right or wrong) is that pot is no more dangerous than alcohol with a probable majority thinking it's less dangerous. Now, I know many disagree...I'm just offering an unsubstantiated opinion here and will not represent that as FACT.

Another argument is that more kids will smoke more often. I understand the concern, but I don't buy it. Any kid today who wants to smoke pot...is smoking pot right now. There are no real obstacles to access...inconvenience at most. In fact anyone who wants to smoke pot is doing so.

I propose the real question that should be asked is: Should we continue to suffer the costs of keeping it illegal with all the social implications that entails?

30 posted on 03/08/2014 8:26:12 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: eyeamok

I am a public school graduate and I am a CPA. My kids go to public school and are very intelligent. Sorry we don’t have a $1,000 a month to put them in private school DipSh*t.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 8:32:21 AM PST by Hyman Roth
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To: beef

This isn’t an issue about drug addicts. There are vulnerable people who’s life circumstances lead them to drugs. I am no one to judge, and have no doubt our Godless culture is very hard to grow up in.

There but for the grace of God go any of us.

The availability of heroin in the real problem. Why is heroin suddenly flooding American cities? Why isn’t the DEA dealing with this? A decade ago we would constantly hear about major drug busts around the country. Now there is nothing.

The State Department NEVER mentions Venezuela as a major distributor. There are no shipments from Venezuela caught.

Drug legalization is a Soros agenda that has been pushed through because a few of people will make a ton of money.

Because of these policies we now have legalization push for “sick” children etc., THC laced lollipops for kids. Not a good idea.

Realize that there is a battle between good and evil, and our children’s mind are the target for predators. It isn’t just drugs flooding the market, it is the environment and culture that is pushing drug use and enabling the billion $ drug trade.

I don’t think the War on Drugs was a failure, because we now know that there was a war on former President Bush, and policies that promoted abstinence of any form. Our beliefs on the Bush failed drug policies are false. They were pushed by a compromised media, and a billionaire’s who are pushing drugs.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 8:39:01 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: grumpygresh

August 31, 2004

George Soros “wants to spend $75 million defeating George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin”

In a discussion on the August 30 edition of FOX News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes of unregulated “soft money” contributions by 527 groups, former speaker of the House and FOX News Channel political contributor Newt Gingrich claimed that financier and philanthropist George Soros “wants to spend $75 million defeating [President] George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin.”

Gingrich’s remark, aired live from the Republican National Convention, echoed a smear of Soros made one day earlier by current Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on the August 29 edition of FOX Broadcasting Company’s FOX News Sunday: “I don’t know where George Soros gets his money. I don’t know where — if it comes overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from. ... George Soros has been for legalizing drugs in this country. So, I mean, he’s got a lot of ancillary interests out there.” When asked by host Chris Wallace if Hastert thought Soros “may be getting money from the drug cartel,” Hastert responded, “I’m saying I don’t know where groups — could be people who support this type of thing. I’m saying we don’t know.”

http://mediamatters.org/research/2004/08/31/gingrich-george-soros-wants-to-spend-75-million/131762


33 posted on 03/08/2014 8:41:07 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: Hyman Roth
Average CPA should make around $75,000/yr so unless you are an unsuccessful CPA, you have the money.

Anyway, I'm a public school graduate and make twice that much so I could easily have sent my kids to private school. But I chose not to because I wanted to use my money for something else - like vacations and retirement.

With good reinforcement at home, there's nothing embarrassing about choosing to send your kids to a public school. The parents have more to do with educating their children than any school - public or private.

34 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:59 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Mariner

The primary role of the Federal Government is to protect citizens. Something has gone very wrong in a few short years.

I realize the liberal Soros agenda of drug legalization has influenced even staunch conservatives. You are drinking their kook-aid, whether you know it or not.

Soros has been planning this for a long time, and since Obama his goals are coming at us like a train wreck. The media doesn’t say a word. The influence peddler (he is very good at that) represents billionaire criminals from all over the world and has presidents in his pocket.

Our poor kids don’t stand a chance.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 8:46:45 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: SamAdams76
So why turn to drugs? That really confuses me.

I agree. I cannot understand why anyone needs drugs in a world that contains Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major. I can get high just sitting and listening to it. Surely there are other things - music, art, books, movies - that would affect other people in the same way that music affects me. To me, drugs look like a quick way to get something that's better anyway if you earn it.

36 posted on 03/08/2014 8:47:47 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: SamAdams76
In the early 60’s BUD was less than $5 a case and if you were slumming Genesee 3 quarts for a buck.
37 posted on 03/08/2014 8:48:14 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: mgist

“Am I my brothers keeper?”


38 posted on 03/08/2014 8:48:29 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mgist
"Our poor kids don’t stand a chance."

Whose kids don't st5and a chance? Yours? Mine? Everybody else?

I am not convinced. As you are not convinced by my argument.

This will be played out in elections and referendum over the next decade or so, maybe sooner.

But I have no doubt marijuana will be legal in all 50 states within a decade.

39 posted on 03/08/2014 8:51:27 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: eyeamok

95% of the WORLD’S OPIUM is produced in AFGHANISTAN.
(for the public school graduates, Opium is the Main Ingredient in HEROIN).

The US MILITARY is and has been in complete control of the AFGHANISTAN BORDERS for YEARS NOW.
(for the Public School Graduates, The Military is THE US GOVERNMENT)

The recent spike in Heroin Use began Shortly After WE WENT TO AFGHANISTAN ( Try Googling it, you will see for yourself)

(for the Public School Graduates, Buy a Hooked on Phonics Game before attempting to Read and Comprehend anything written here or referred to.)

How do you suppose ALL THAT PRODUCT LEFT AFGHANISTAN FOR THE US right under the noses of our GOVERNMENT?????


There are two major problems with your arguments here in reference to heroin use in the United States.

Mexico poppy production has increased exponentially every year. Poppies grow quite well in Mexico. The Mexican cartels have taken over the heroin trade in North America. Almost all of the heroin we now see in the U.S. is produced and refined in Mexico and smuggled over our southern border. It is far cheaper than Asian heroin. In fact, Mexico now has more poppy cultivation than marijuana cultivation.

Opiate addiction has greatly increased in the United States over the past decade. This addiction can be directly attributed to the rampant abuse and addiction of powerful prescribed pain medication such as the very oxycontin (they call it hillbilly heroin for a reason). The influx of Mexican heroin has made their product cheaper than the opiate pills for which addicts were paying top dollar.

The price of heroin in the U.S. has dropped drastically over the past decade as Mexican production has increased.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 8:51:29 AM PST by volunbeer
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To: mgist
"The primary role of the Federal Government is to protect citizens"

And I don't buy this contention in the context I perceive that you mean it.

The primary role of the federal government is laid out clearly in the Constitution and is principally to protect us from foreign invasion, to ensure all states "have a republican form of government" and to ensure no state or official entity infringes upon enumerated rights.

Should the federal government protect us from alcoholism or trans fats or obesity in general? Should they protect us from violent movies...or the danger of firearms?

Perhaps they should protect us from do-goodeers eh?

41 posted on 03/08/2014 8:58:51 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
My Uncle had six kids five died before 50 from drugs and related disease's, AIDS, Hepatitis, overdoses.

Luckily my Aunt, a born again Christian, saved a number of their kids, mostly illegitimate.

42 posted on 03/08/2014 8:58:57 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: Mariner

Don’t you get it? Our politicians, media, and voting machines are corrupt. Soros has his fingerprints everywhere. Nothing is what it seems.

January 9, 2009 (LPAC)

Transnational Institute Calls For More and Better Opium in Asia

—Transnational Institute (TNI), a leading Soros outfit (with official funding from the EU, the Dutch Foreign Ministry and dozens of other “respectable organizations”), which is in the forefront of drug legalization and “harm reduction” promotion worldwide, released a doozy on Jan. 9: “Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle: A Drugs Market in Disarray,” which screams out to stop stopping drugs, to stop stopping the poor farmers from growing poppy, to stop denying high quality and low priced heroin to the poor users. The report demonstrates the absolute rage of Soros and the Anglo-Dutch drug bankers that they lost their precious “Golden Triangle” drug haven.

The TNI report says that the near-elimination of opium in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos - part of the “Golden Triangle” which once supplied the majority of the world’s opium - is responsible for “driving hundreds of thousands of families into poverty.... The rapid decline in production has caused major suffering among former poppy-growing communities in Burma and Laos” - as if the poppy producers were once prosperous. This reporter’s trip through the Triangle by mule in 1973 revealed the deadly, stone-age conditions of the opium farmers.

The report continues that “repressive drug control policies and criminalization of users has caused increased health risks amongst consumers,” requiring legalization and drug distribution to cure them of their ills.

TNI denounces the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for declaring the goal of a drug-free Asia by 2015, calling this “unrealistic and counter-productive,” arguing that “it would be wise not to enforce the 2015 deadline. It would be far better to take a longer-term perspective.”

What we need, says TNI, is better and cheaper dope: “Higher prices and lower quality heroin are leading to shifts in consumer behavior which create serious problems. While total numbers of opium and heroin users may be going down, more people have started to inject (the most cost-effective means of administration) and many have turned to a cocktail of pharmaceutical replacements with largely unknown health risks.”

Their conclusion: “Countries in the region and the international community should not abandon former and current opium growing communities and drugs users in this delicate phase of transformation of the Golden Triangle.”

http://www.larouchepac.com/news/2009/01/09/transnational-institute-calls-more-and-better-opium-asia.html


43 posted on 03/08/2014 8:59:45 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
I don't and won't propose legalizing heroin.

I hijacked the thread to propose legalizing pot.

44 posted on 03/08/2014 9:02:43 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: mgist
In addition to elementary sex education classes that teach "the butt is a sexual organ", this is what is what permeates their environment. George Soros‘ Shocking ’Methadone Man’ Comic Book Touts Virtues of Drug The Blaze ^ | 08-26-11 |


45 posted on 03/08/2014 9:03:58 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sometimes prayer is all we’ve got.

Just this past week we had a rash of overdoses and 2 deaths, seems they got hold of the mixed with fentanyl? http://www.wtam.com/articles/wtam-local-news-122520/men-arrested-in-tainted-heroin-ods-12132224/

Last fall in November there were 6 DEATHS in one weekend.


46 posted on 03/08/2014 9:11:52 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: JoeFromSidney
Same here. There are many classical pieces that make me feel good about life including the Trumpet Concerto of Haydn's that you referenced. The Brandenburgs by Bach and Vespers of 1610 by Monteverdi just to name a couple more. Amazing how music composed hundreds of years ago can still be so uplifting today. Music by Justin Beiber and Snoop Dogg - not sure that will stand the test of time quite as well!

Classical music is definitely an acquired taste but if you choose a well-known piece and give it time with repeated listenings, it will grow on you and you will quickly explore other pieces.

For me, it was Beethoven's Ninth Symphony that brought me into classical music. I listened to that CD over and over again in the car and then it just hit me like a ton of bricks one rainy morning. Within a month, I had a car full of classical CDs. This was back in the early 1990s.

47 posted on 03/08/2014 9:15:36 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Drugs in most cases has little to do with boredom.

It has a lot to do with the self-administered treatment of a spiritual or mental breakage.


48 posted on 03/08/2014 9:34:42 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: EBH
I'm so sorry. It really is inhumane to expose our children to this. I am a stay at home mother, have my children in the strictest Catholic schools in my area, my 18 year old will likely be leaving for Georgetown University next year. I can't begin to tell you how strict my husband is, and how unlikely it is that my children will get addicted. I am worried about the children who grew up like me. I went to public schools, was a latch key child, and maybe because I was the only kid from a traditional home, I was able to go on to better things. We didn't have heroine around in the 80's. We weren't exposed to even half of the sex and drugs the kids are exposed to on a daily basis today, and I grew up in Miami. Prayers friends! A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested Wednesday after undercover police officers said they discovered her selling heroin in Happy Meal boxes, according to a criminal complaint. Shantia Dennis, 26, was arrested after undercover law enforcement officials conducted a drug buy, according to a statement from Mike Manko, communications director for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-through and say, "I'd like to order a toy." The customer would then be told to proceed to the first window, where they would be handed a Happy Meal box containing heroin, Manko said.
49 posted on 03/08/2014 9:36:19 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: beef

I actually agree with your plan.

Legalize, cheapen, then offer free rehab.

Those that want out, will get out. Those that don’t, will still get out.

Like they say in hospitals: “The bleeding WILL eventually stop.”


50 posted on 03/08/2014 9:36:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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