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2014-02-27 02:56:02 PM  
Once again, a-holes take a medication that basically saves lives and find a way to abuse it no matter how much the manufacturer tries to make it tamper proof.  So that when addicts in recovery like myself go in to fill their valid prescription I have to go through a short interrogation, three pages of paperwork and advance approval of my insurance company to make sure it's alright.

rot in hell, jagload.

/would be on the streets probably without suboxone
//it's also ridiculously expensive.
 
2014-02-27 02:57:21 PM  
Can't I just snort Regan's dead children, there paid for already, and covered in Coke.

/Mr. North has the the ledgers.
 
2014-02-27 03:00:05 PM  
There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

I hope him and this POS have the decency to run head first into a moving train.
 
2014-02-27 03:02:38 PM  

kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

I hope him and this POS have the decency to run head first into a moving train.


I cannot believe you would talk about the president that way, didn't they teach you any respect for your country in school?!
 
2014-02-27 03:08:04 PM  

albatros183: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

I hope him and this POS have the decency to run head first into a moving train.

I cannot believe you would talk about the president that way, didn't they teach you any respect for your country in school?!


And we have a winner.
 
2014-02-27 03:10:50 PM  
First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.
 
2014-02-27 03:15:30 PM  
I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.
 
2014-02-27 03:16:15 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.


...What sort of witness tampering are we talking about, I'm asking you know for a friend..

/Not a republican friend obviously
//I'm not canceling on Daley you cancel on Daley.
///Watch this...
 
2014-02-27 03:19:53 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.


Do you live in Martin Co?

/never met a person from Beauty or Lovely who lived up to that description

:)
 
2014-02-27 03:22:20 PM  

Buttknuckle: I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.


I've been on it for five years.  My tolerance was pretty sky high myself and the only time I even got a remote sense of typical opiate euphoria was when I relapsed three years ago and took three times my prescribed dose.  I also had a blistering headache the next day and lost everyone's trust for another six months, so I'm not sure it was worth it.
 
2014-02-27 03:34:50 PM  
My cousin told everyone he had cancer and asked for money for his medical bills. He was a heroin addict and made everything up. That's a really messed up thing to do to people.
 
2014-02-27 03:36:38 PM  

kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

I hope him and this POS have the decency to run head first into a moving train.


In a town as tiny as Virgie, nobody knew if a) this guy really had a child and b) if it had really died or not?
 
2014-02-27 03:38:10 PM  
OK, seriously...is there some sort of website with tips to improve your panhandling skills?

I had someone pull the exact same crap on me Tuesday night in Charleston, SC.
 
2014-02-27 03:39:07 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: Buttknuckle: I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.

I've been on it for five years.  My tolerance was pretty sky high myself and the only time I even got a remote sense of typical opiate euphoria was when I relapsed three years ago and took three times my prescribed dose.  I also had a blistering headache the next day and lost everyone's trust for another six months, so I'm not sure it was worth it.


Not worth it at all.  Keep up the good work.  No one really understands unless they have been there themselves.
 
2014-02-27 03:43:10 PM  

freetomato: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

I hope him and this POS have the decency to run head first into a moving train.

In a town as tiny as Virgie, nobody knew if a) this guy really had a child and b) if it had really died or not?


Good point! Or a sick nephew, etc.
 
2014-02-27 03:43:26 PM  
I hope he has a daughter and she actually dies.  That'll teach him!
 
2014-02-27 03:43:38 PM  
I stopped giving any kind of money for sob stories a looooooong time ago.
 
2014-02-27 03:55:14 PM  

ckellingc: albatros183: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.


My SOP with panhandlers who say they need money for food or for a ride is to offer them a meal or offer them a ride where they need to go, or if it's too far to the nearest transit hub where I will buy them a ticket. That always gets very confused reactions, except one time, when I did get some girl back to her home. Her parents treated me like a suspected rapist instead of thanking me, but whatever.
 
2014-02-27 03:56:15 PM  

QueenMamaBee: doloresonthedottedline: First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.

Do you live in Martin Co?

/never met a person from Beauty or Lovely who lived up to that description

:)


Floyd County. I meant the town of Martin.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Four-Former-Martin-Ky-City-Officia l s-Indicted-on-Federal-Fraud-Charges-229112021.html?device=phone
 
2014-02-27 03:59:44 PM  
Cant people just get hooked on jenkum?
 
2014-02-27 04:03:04 PM  

doloresonthedottedline: QueenMamaBee: doloresonthedottedline: First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.

Do you live in Martin Co?

/never met a person from Beauty or Lovely who lived up to that description

:)

Floyd County. I meant the town of Martin.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Four-Former-Martin-Ky-City-Officia l s-Indicted-on-Federal-Fraud-Charges-229112021.html?device=phone


Ah okay. I live in Boyd Co. Home of this:  http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Kings-Daughters-Target-of-Federal- I nvestigation-227131221.html
 
2014-02-27 04:05:24 PM  
mugshotscatalog.com
Come on Farkers! Let's get off our lazy asses and help this poor guy. He has a sick nephew and dead kid.
 
2014-02-27 04:22:46 PM  

mooseyfate: I stopped giving any kind of money for sob stories a looooooong time ago.


Me too. Got tired of hearing stuff that is probably lies so jsut stopped giving to any sob story.
 
2014-02-27 04:37:27 PM  

spiritplumber: ckellingc: albatros183: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

My SOP with panhandlers who say they need money for food or for a ride is to offer them a meal or offer them a ride where they need to go, or if it's too far to the nearest transit hub where I will buy them a ticket. That always gets very confused reactions, except one time, when I did get some girl back to her home. Her parents treated me like a suspected rapist instead of thanking me, but whatever.


I can't say as I blame them for being highly suspicious. Occam's Razor and such.
 
2014-02-27 06:30:52 PM  

spiritplumber: ckellingc: albatros183: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

My SOP with panhandlers who say they need money for food or for a ride is to offer them a meal or offer them a ride where they need to go, or if it's too far to the nearest transit hub where I will buy them a ticket. That always gets very confused reactions, except one time, when I did get some girl back to her home. Her parents treated me like a suspected rapist instead of thanking me, but whatever.


The  church I attend used to have sandwich kits/meals (bread with a long shelf life, canned meat, dessert, simple utensils) and the homeless ministry carried them for the people who asked for money to buy food. I understand they weren't bad and seemed to be popular with many of the homeless/indigent. It supplied 2 decent sandwiches and quickly separated the truly hungry from the others.


/Waiting for the criticism because a church was involved
 
2014-02-27 06:36:55 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: Buttknuckle: I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.

I've been on it for five years.  My tolerance was pretty sky high myself and the only time I even got a remote sense of typical opiate euphoria was when I relapsed three years ago and took three times my prescribed dose.  I also had a blistering headache the next day and lost everyone's trust for another six months, so I'm not sure it was worth it.


I'm asking for real, not being snarky.  I don't know much about addiction or the demons that come with it.  Is it normal to be on the medication for five years?  I always thought that they would try to get someone off of all medications.  Are they just trading one pill for a different one?

If you don't want to answer I understand, I was just curious.
 
2014-02-27 07:33:02 PM  

Lee451: /Waiting for the criticism because a church was involved


No one cares, they were feeding the hungry.

Christ died for your sins, you can get off your cross now.
 
2014-02-27 09:26:08 PM  

sethen320: teenytinycornteeth: Buttknuckle: I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.

I've been on it for five years.  My tolerance was pretty sky high myself and the only time I even got a remote sense of typical opiate euphoria was when I relapsed three years ago and took three times my prescribed dose.  I also had a blistering headache the next day and lost everyone's trust for another six months, so I'm not sure it was worth it.

I'm asking for real, not being snarky.  I don't know much about addiction or the demons that come with it.  Is it normal to be on the medication for five years?  I always thought that they would try to get someone off of all medications.  Are they just trading one pill for a different one?

If you don't want to answer I understand, I was just curious.


It's a valid question and one I actually wrestle with.  The problem is that I got hooked on Oxycontin (and vicodin and fentanyl and morphine) for a genuine pain problem.  Every pill I ever took was legally prescribed for  three degenerated discs and scoliosis that just got worse and worse (even though I begged for surgery which, after six years...fixed the problem instantly).  I also suffer from depression.  So my doctor said it's really a perfect storm for addiction since opiates are excellent anti-depressants, and since I will always have some degree of chronic pain from osteoarthritis that developed at the surgical site, he thinks it's best that I keep myself on a maintenance dose, maybe forever.  In actuality, I've reduced my dose over the years by two thirds (although it's still much higher than most people take).

I understand that I'm dependent on Suboxone, that I'm crap without it, but I've just come to the conclusion that just like blood pressure medication or insulin, it's something I need to be a good mother and wife and human being. Maybe someday I"ll be ready to live without it, but I have a lot of other psychological issues (and physical) to work through before that happens.

Long enough answer? ;)
 
2014-02-27 09:40:59 PM  
"Whatever he could say to get someone to give him a little bit of money."

I wonder if he tried getting a job.
 
2014-02-27 09:48:51 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: sethen320: teenytinycornteeth: Buttknuckle: I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.

I've been on it for five years.  My tolerance was pretty sky high myself and the only time I even got a remote sense of typical opiate euphoria was when I relapsed three years ago and took three times my prescribed dose.  I also had a blistering headache the next day and lost everyone's trust for another six months, so I'm not sure it was worth it.

I'm asking for real, not being snarky.  I don't know much about addiction or the demons that come with it.  Is it normal to be on the medication for five years?  I always thought that they would try to get someone off of all medications.  Are they just trading one pill for a different one?

If you don't want to answer I understand, I was just curious.

It's a valid question and one I actually wrestle with.  The problem is that I got hooked on Oxycontin (and vicodin and fentanyl and morphine) for a genuine pain problem.  Every pill I ever took was legally prescribed for  three degenerated discs and scoliosis that just got worse and worse (even though I begged for surgery which, after six years...fixed the problem instantly).  I also suffer from depression.  So my doctor said it's really a perfect storm for addiction since opiates are excellent anti-depressants, and since I will always have some degree of chronic pain from osteoarthritis that developed at the surgical site, he thinks it's best that I keep myself on a maintenance dose, maybe forever.  In actuality, I've reduced my dose over the years by two thirds (although it's still much higher than most people take).

I understand that I'm dependent on Suboxone, that I'm crap without it, but I've just come to the conclusion that just l ...


I am in the same boat as you (degenerated discs, terrible back pain, got hooked on the fentanyl patch, then discovered suboxone...) I think suboxone really messes with my head. I was on it for several months and lowered my dosage to almost nothing(I was taking the disolvable strips) and once I quit completely, I was more dope sick than I have ever been in my life. It didn't last just one week like normal opiate wd's. It went on for at least 5 weeks. I have had severe depression ever since. ( about 1 year ago). No doctor will prescribe me suboxone again unless I am hooked on an opiate. You got lucky, I guess. Stay on it as long as you can. I'm still waiting to feel normal again.
 
2014-02-27 10:08:58 PM  

albatros183: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

I hope him and this POS have the decency to run head first into a moving train.

I cannot believe you would talk about the president that way, didn't they teach you any respect for your country in school?!


Not seeing how this is funny. Nope, not an Obama fan, I'm just not seeing the connect or anything resembling ANY sort of humor. Oh, well.
 
2014-02-27 10:36:11 PM  

mooseyfate: I stopped giving any kind of money for sob stories a looooooong time ago


I just ask a few questions that should be easy to answer if the story is real.  If there is any hesitation or "ummmmm...." reaction, then I walk away. Nothing invasive or personal, just about any question related to their story will do.  Most people are extremely bad at spontaneous lies for questions they completely don't expect.

There is a convenience store I used to stop at, where groups of high school kids would  stand outside and make up stories about why they need money.  "My car stalled a mile down the road, I just need $10 for a tank of gas."  I smile very friendly and ask "Really?  What model car?"  while looking them square in the eye.  If they hesitate, or look at each other while they think about the answer, I say sorry, and walk past them.  In the rare case they answer that question, I mention that I was looking at that model a while back, but I heard the ride was really noisy with the stock tires.  Then pause expectantly.   If this is met with a blank uncomprehending silence, then walk on past.  It takes all of 10 seconds to separate the scam artists from the 1% who really are stalled a mile down the road.

But yeah, for the half dead looking old skinny guy sitting quietly in the grass nearby, obviously hasn't bathed in days, a rolled up dirty bedroll bungee corded to his old rusted bike.  No questions needed, he's not lying.  Just give him a few bucks.
 
2014-02-27 11:17:02 PM  

Lee451: spiritplumber: ckellingc: albatros183: kling_klang_bed: There was a guy EXACTLY like that when I first moved to Hyde Park (in Chicago). For about two years straight, the guy kept saying he needed money to go see his kid who died of SIDS. Apparently he was VERY well known around there for that and being a major league heroin addict and thug prone to attacking people.

My SOP with panhandlers who say they need money for food or for a ride is to offer them a meal or offer them a ride where they need to go, or if it's too far to the nearest transit hub where I will buy them a ticket. That always gets very confused reactions, except one time, when I did get some girl back to her home. Her parents treated me like a suspected rapist instead of thanking me, but whatever.

The  church I attend used to have sandwich kits/meals (bread with a long shelf life, canned meat, dessert, simple utensils) and the homeless ministry carried them for the people who asked for money to buy food. I understand they weren't bad and seemed to be popular with many of the homeless/indigent. It supplied 2 decent sandwiches and quickly separated the truly hungry from the others.


/Waiting for the criticism because a church was involved


Why did they stop giving them out?
 
2014-02-28 02:06:29 AM  

teenytinycornteeth: sethen320: teenytinycornteeth: Buttknuckle: I was on Suboxone for a while to kick a pain-killer addiction.  It never got me high or anything.  I don't understand how people get addicted to it.  Or maybe my tolerance was sky high by the time I started taking it...
Either way, I can at least say that I never stole or anything like this guy.

I've been on it for five years.  My tolerance was pretty sky high myself and the only time I even got a remote sense of typical opiate euphoria was when I relapsed three years ago and took three times my prescribed dose.  I also had a blistering headache the next day and lost everyone's trust for another six months, so I'm not sure it was worth it.

I'm asking for real, not being snarky.  I don't know much about addiction or the demons that come with it.  Is it normal to be on the medication for five years?  I always thought that they would try to get someone off of all medications.  Are they just trading one pill for a different one?

If you don't want to answer I understand, I was just curious.

It's a valid question and one I actually wrestle with.  The problem is that I got hooked on Oxycontin (and vicodin and fentanyl and morphine) for a genuine pain problem.  Every pill I ever took was legally prescribed for  three degenerated discs and scoliosis that just got worse and worse (even though I begged for surgery which, after six years...fixed the problem instantly).  I also suffer from depression.  So my doctor said it's really a perfect storm for addiction since opiates are excellent anti-depressants, and since I will always have some degree of chronic pain from osteoarthritis that developed at the surgical site, he thinks it's best that I keep myself on a maintenance dose, maybe forever.  In actuality, I've reduced my dose over the years by two thirds (although it's still much higher than most people take).

I understand that I'm dependent on Suboxone, that I'm crap without it, but I've just come to the conclusion that just like blood pressure medication or insulin, it's something I need to be a good mother and wife and human being. Maybe someday I"ll be ready to live without it, but I have a lot of other psychological issues (and physical) to work through before that happens.

Long enough answer? ;)


Thanks for answering. Yes, long enough. That was actually pretty informative.
 
2014-02-28 07:01:29 AM  

QueenMamaBee: doloresonthedottedline: QueenMamaBee: doloresonthedottedline: First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.

Do you live in Martin Co?

/never met a person from Beauty or Lovely who lived up to that description

:)

Floyd County. I meant the town of Martin.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Four-Former-Martin-Ky-City-Officia l s-Indicted-on-Federal-Fraud-Charges-229112021.html?device=phone

Ah okay. I live in Boyd Co. Home of this:  http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Kings-Daughters-Target-of-Federal- I nvestigation-227131221.html


Howdy neighbor! Lawrence Co, ohio here...
 
2014-02-28 09:42:02 AM  

sneako: QueenMamaBee: doloresonthedottedline: QueenMamaBee: doloresonthedottedline: First Fark headline I've seen that close to where I live. And I'm not surprised.

Although the story about the Martin mayor would've been better--federal witness tampering, drugs, blackmailing people living in housing projects to vote for her.. Something for everyone.

Do you live in Martin Co?

/never met a person from Beauty or Lovely who lived up to that description

:)

Floyd County. I meant the town of Martin.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Four-Former-Martin-Ky-City-Officia l s-Indicted-on-Federal-Fraud-Charges-229112021.html?device=phone

Ah okay. I live in Boyd Co. Home of this:  http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Kings-Daughters-Target-of-Federal- I nvestigation-227131221.html

Howdy neighbor! Lawrence Co, ohio here...


Howdy neighbor..... :)
 
2014-02-28 07:22:07 PM  
I dont understand how someone gets a suboxone addiction. I kicked heroin by taking suboxone, never got high off it, it just kept me from getting dope sick, and all the other later term withdrawl symptoms (the boredom GAH!)... was on it for like a month, tapered myself off I. The last week, stopped all together. Still had the blood pressure thing for a while, intolerance to cold, some boredom, and the depression, but didnt get addicted to the suboxone. Maybe im different. Idakno. But couldnt have kicked without it. I didnt wanna trade heroin for methodone. Clean 4 years now.
 
2014-02-28 07:25:16 PM  
Then again, I had the pills, not the strips. Ive heard the strips dont work. We called the pills "horrange" for horrible orange..... im the only one that kicked out of 4 of us. None of them have died tho... so theres still hope.
 
2014-02-28 07:44:36 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: But yeah, for the half dead looking old skinny guy sitting quietly in the grass nearby, obviously hasn't bathed in days, a rolled up dirty bedroll bungee corded to his old rusted bike.  No questions needed, he's not lying.  Just give him a few bucks.


No thanks.

/I'm a horrible person.
 
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