WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY
I have watched the Democrat presidential debates and I never miss watching the Trump rallies on TV.
ALWAYS from both sources….I hear about the cost of prescription drugs. From neither source do I ever hear this question: Why are so many prescription drugs being taken in America?
A study published by Mayo Clinic a few years back reveals that 70% of Americans take at least one prescription medication. The same study shows that 20% of Americans are on five or more medications. It was also revealed that prescription drug use among Americans has steadily increased over the past 10 years.
Not surprisingly, America consumes most of the world’s supply of painkillers. If you include Canada and Western Europe, the consumption of global opioid supply increases to 95%, so the remaining countries only have access to about 5% of the opioid supply.
The growing use of prescription opioids has also caused a rise in addiction and death. Shocking data published in the New York Times earlier this year reveals that prescription drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among people under the age of 50 in the U.S. The number of overdoses exceeded 59,000 even as far back as 2016….the data said.
Why does no one care that our young people are dying by prescription drugs? Yes, that is a rhetorical question and the answer is very simple.
Greed and addiction.
The only person who will change my mind on this statement is Jesus Christ. So, Jesus knocks on my door one evening and I open the door and he says, “Good evening Sheila, I just dropped by to say that you are wrong on that Drug-Greed-Addiction issue.” I will reply, “Yes, My Lord, I stand corrected.” You can bet, I will get back on this same post and issue an UPDATE and brag about my visit from Jesus.
BUT IT AIN’T HAPPENING!
The Law of Supply and Demand will keep Big Pharma Rich and Happy.
It starts with your friendly family doctor. You have a surgery, you are in an accident, you are just old and you hurt all over, and Dr. Feelgood will give you a prescription for pain killers because he loves you and does not want you to be in pain. (yeah, right)
He does not point out that he holds massive amounts of stock in that particular “Miracle Pill.” After you take those little pills, you WILL become addicted to them. You will be back to visit Dr. Feelgood for as long as he will give you that “Magical Paper Pass” called a prescription to get additional Miracle Pills. You need this dope now because you are an addict. Dr. Feelgood knows that and knew it from the time he gave you that first Miracle Pill that screwed with your brain. His prescription pad will provide the Supply for your Demand. If you can manage to Doctor Shop around, you can even be the Supply for the Demand of others.
Big Pharma, Doctors and Pain Clinics are fed by Greedy people who thrive on your addictions. They know that 99% of the people who they can entice back for that second bottle of Miracle Pills will be coming back for years to come. They rely on the fact that 99% of the addicts will choose the path of least resistance rather than use will power to cleanse themselves of the poison that Dr. Feelgood prescribed.
If you are ever confronted by loved ones who actually “Give A Damn” about you being a dope addict, you can always just say…my doctor prescribed them. Then offer them a cigarette…because doctors recommended Camels too “Back in the Day” when they owned stock in R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel
JUST ASK THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN BALTIMORE
Back in the 1970s, I attended school in Maryland and spent a lot of time in Baltimore. I was there during a charmed Renaissance headed by mayor and then Governor William Schaeffer. He oversaw the investment and development of the Inner Harbor and all those residential areas that went up downtown. It was wonderful, and going downtown was great. Lately it’s not so pretty. The city is a disaster, and the one-party rule does not help. President Trump is challenging Representative Elijah Cummings to do something about his district for a change. As expected, President Trump is being called a racist for holding “sacred cows” like Cummings accountable.
Charm City no more, as my old friends who live there will tell you. In fact, most of my old friends live in the suburbs and avoid the city at all costs. Where does it go from here? Hopefully, it will lead more local citizens to question the Democrats running their cities. Maybe it will occur to some of them that change would be a good thing.
Silvio Canto, Jr.
The operative rule in politics these days seems to be that any criticism of a non-white politician from anywhere to their right is, by definition, a racist attack. Nothing President Trump said pertained in anyway to Elijah Cummings’s skin color or ethnicity, only to his failure as a legislator and political leader to do anything to improve his district. The real question is: Is he right?
In May, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story called “The Tragedy of Baltimore.” The story details how, in the wake of the 2015 riots – or “uprising” in the view of those who imagine the torching of a neighborhood CVS and the intentional sabotage of the firefighters’ equipment to be revolutionary actions – Baltimore went from bad to horrible: “nothing less than a failure of order and governance the likes of which few Americans cities have seen in years.” By any measure of systemic urban collapse, Baltimore is, as Trump said “very dangerous and filthy.”
Among the largest 30 American cities, Baltimore has the highest crime rate, and is a close second to Detroit for the highest rate of violent crime. But for murders, Baltimore is second to no other city, with more than 50 homicides per 100,000 people. That puts Charm City in the ranks of Jamaica, Venezuela, and El Salvador in terms of lethality!
WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon. “
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
The home of Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings was broken into last Saturday. The Baltimore Police Department invested the burglary and it is unknown at this time if any property was taken. It is unclear if the 68-year-old was at home at the time. You will not hear about this on any of the fake news media outlets. Just another example that President Trump is right-on with his criticism of Elijah Cummings and the city administration of Baltimore.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
President Trump’s border wall cost less than the Obamacare website.
The Editor: What is the tax answer, LL ?
Bacardi Rum Cat: I don’t know, but the Democrats have a new spokeswoman to replace the Obama Phone Woman sensation. Cardi B wants to know where her tax money goes. You only get two under wears and one jump-suit for five months in prison.
Congrats to the DNC for their new spokeswoman, and to Cardi B for becoming successful and rich in a racist America.
The Kongers are using American Flags, that the Democrats won’t fly, in their fight for freedom.
Congress/Trump should make government agencies pay no more than what the lowest paying countries pay. Then they won’t get bribes from the drug companies.
This is a hoot, a double-shot. AOC is worried about the children on the border, while a day care facility in her district is closed by HUD because of dead-maggot-infested rats falling out of the ceiling onto the children. Elijah Cumming’s daughter was using his Congressional Car Plates on a for hire automobile.
Explanation: A small constellation hiding near the south celestial pole, The Chamaeleon boasts no bright stars. Stars are forming within its constellation boundaries though, in a complex of dark, dusty molecular clouds. Some 500 light-years distant, the Chamaeleon II dark nebula inhabits this view where the cosmic dust clouds standout mostly in silhouette against the starry southern sky. The telescopic frame is about the angular size of a Full Moon and so spans about 5 light-years at the dark cloud’s estimated distance. Scattered near center a telltale reddish glow from identified Herbig-Haro objects is seen in the sharp image, jets of shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars.
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