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2018-05-17 11:56:58 AM  
I suck at all keyboard instruments.
 
2018-05-17 12:11:13 PM  
Which makes it entirely possible that the entire crisis was manufactured by ultra-rich pharmaceutical executives who want to essentially turn the poor into a ready supply of organ donors. They've basically transformed poor white Americans into a medical herd. Someone should, like, look into that.
 
2018-05-17 01:15:38 PM  
Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.
 
2018-05-17 02:07:52 PM  
I could use a B3. A biatch to move, I'll bet.
 
2018-05-17 02:08:04 PM  

RJReves: I suck at all keyboard instruments.


Do you suck at organs in particular?

Asking for a friend.
 
2018-05-17 02:08:40 PM  
Always look on the bright side of death
 
2018-05-17 02:10:52 PM  

Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.


I live 1500 miles from the Midwest and it's a problem here.
 
2018-05-17 02:11:44 PM  
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2018-05-17 02:12:01 PM  

RJReves: I suck at all keyboard instruments.


make EDM.
 
2018-05-17 02:12:16 PM  
Accident or design?

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2018-05-17 02:12:34 PM  
This sounds like a great consipracy theory. Make opiods stronger and easier to get, create many over-dosed deaths, increase the number of organs for transplants...profit
 
2018-05-17 02:12:44 PM  
Opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths in 2016 (according to the CDC).

So that's about 0.115 thousand deaths per day? Try not to die of fright, subby.
 
2018-05-17 02:12:58 PM  
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2018-05-17 02:13:09 PM  
who wants organs that are addicted to opiates?
 
2018-05-17 02:14:26 PM  
Legalize it
 
2018-05-17 02:14:51 PM  

slackananda: Accident or design?

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2018-05-17 02:16:43 PM  

macadamnut: 0.115 thousand


o_0

so.... like... 115?
 
2018-05-17 02:17:04 PM  
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2018-05-17 02:17:13 PM  

Stratohead: who wants organs that are addicted to opiates?


At least the recovery doesn't require any pain medication.
 
2018-05-17 02:18:51 PM  

whidbey: I could use a B3. A biatch to move, I'll bet.


Just remember to lock the tone generator and reverb springs.
 
2018-05-17 02:21:53 PM  
I'll take two!

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2018-05-17 02:22:07 PM  

IHadMeAVision: macadamnut: 0.115 thousand

o_0

so.... like... 115?


Farkers aren't even reading the headlines now.
 
2018-05-17 02:22:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Which makes it entirely possible that the entire crisis was manufactured by ultra-rich pharmaceutical executives who want to essentially turn the poor into a ready supply of organ donors. They've basically transformed poor white Americans into a medical herd. Someone should, like, look into that.


Alex Jones did a four-part series on this. George Soros is behind it all!
 
2018-05-17 02:23:46 PM  

fat boy: whidbey: I could use a B3. A biatch to move, I'll bet.

Just remember to lock the tone generator and reverb springs.


You know what this talk of organs needs?

Leslie.

If I can't have Leslie on my organ, I don't want to hear about it.
 
2018-05-17 02:27:29 PM  
I'd call dibs on some new livers, but an addict's is probably worse than mine.

How about a nice new prostate. Can those convey? I'd like to be able to pee the porcelain off of a urinal again.
 
2018-05-17 02:27:44 PM  

Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.


As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.
 
2018-05-17 02:28:46 PM  

Teaser: RJReves: I suck at all keyboard instruments.

Do you suck at organs in particular?

Asking for a friend.


*bats eyelashes*
 
2018-05-17 02:29:36 PM  
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Not on floatin' fatty.  Just pointing that out.  Guess their junk can't be transplanted.
 
2018-05-17 02:30:50 PM  
Oh the horror.  The Clonus Horror
 
2018-05-17 02:32:53 PM  

macadamnut: Farkers aren't even reading the headlines now.


...suddenly everything makes sense...
 
2018-05-17 02:33:16 PM  
If we were serious about ending the opioid crisis, we would be making it easier to gain access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, not harder. This entire "crisis" was the doing of the DEA cracking down on pill doctors, restricting the legal, clean supply and forcing addicts to use alternative (and far more dangerous) methods to get their high.

Nobody cared when it was a bunch of white kids taking Oxy, but everyone cared when those same kids were shooting heroin.

There are literally thousands of long-term opioid users who deal with this addiction everyday without resorting to heroin or fentanyl. The only real difference is they get their pills from a pharmacy overseen by a doctor. In fact, there are so many of them, we actually made a stool softener to allow them to poo easier from the side effects of long-term opioid use.

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Legalize, regulate, educate. Anything less is just willful ignorance of the actual issue.
 
2018-05-17 02:34:56 PM  

GORDON: Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.

As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.


THIS!!

I have a family member (who's a former addict) that hasn't spoken to me in years because I dared to challenge her assertion that drug addition is a disease JUST LIKE CANCER!!  Yeah, because I can turn away the cancer dealer when he comes knockin' on the door with my fix.

Whatever she needs to tell herself to stay sober, damnit, but I've lost too many people to cancer to have time for that crap.
 
2018-05-17 02:36:50 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Which makes it entirely possible that the entire crisis was manufactured by ultra-rich pharmaceutical executives who want to essentially turn the poor into a ready supply of organ donors. They've basically transformed poor white Americans into a medical herd. Someone should, like, look into that.


After looking into it, I think we can come up with a voucher system. Perhaps a lottery that will award vouchers to small number of lower income, extreme vetted persons who can use the vouchers for select organs.
 
2018-05-17 02:38:22 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Which makes it entirely possible that the entire crisis was manufactured by ultra-rich pharmaceutical executives who want to essentially turn the poor into a ready supply of organ donors. They've basically transformed poor white Americans into a medical herd. Someone should, like, look into that.


Larry Niven looked into it 50 years ago.
 
2018-05-17 02:43:18 PM  
So? I dont see why people are getting all uppity about this. We got plenty of surplus people.
 
2018-05-17 02:47:34 PM  

Oh-Blonde-One: GORDON: Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.

As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.

THIS!!

I have a family member (who's a former addict) that hasn't spoken to me in years because I dared to challenge her assertion that drug addition is a disease JUST LIKE CANCER!!  Yeah, because I can turn away the cancer dealer when he comes knockin' on the door with my fix.

Whatever she needs to tell herself to stay sober, damnit, but I've lost too many people to cancer to have time for that crap.


Drug addiction is a disease ... it may be one based in the brain, but a disease nonetheless.

Addiction is simply a symptom of a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is why some people can be addicted to gambling and some people can spend a weekend in Vegas and not lose their house. This is why some people can be addicted to sex and others need to hire prostitutes to fulfill their needs. This is why some people can enjoy Krispy Kreme donuts and other people will down three dozen of them. This is why some people can have a drink and others can't even have one. 

The addiction is simply the brain's craving of dopamine to whatever substance, activity, action that most readily fulfills those needs. It's why people in AA often drink coffee or take up smoking, because they can get a similar fix with those alternative (and often less risky) vices. 

The mentality you exhibit shows that you are truly uneducated on what addiction is and why it happens. Please educate yourself further on addiction and its causes rather than say "Well, cancer is a disease, so addiction isn't because they have a CHOICE!" because the reality is, they don't have a choice any more than any cancer patient.

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Empathy. Maybe you should find some.
 
2018-05-17 02:52:59 PM  

Oh-Blonde-One: GORDON: Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.

As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.

THIS!!

I have a family member (who's a former addict) that hasn't spoken to me in years because I dared to challenge her assertion that drug addition is a disease JUST LIKE CANCER!!  Yeah, because I can turn away the cancer dealer when he comes knockin' on the door with my fix.

Whatever she needs to tell herself to stay sober, damnit, but I've lost too many people to cancer to have time for that crap.


Wouldja believe... malaria, Chief?
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It may be that I need some more current references.
 
2018-05-17 02:54:06 PM  
Well that's just great, now my new kidney has a jones!
/got me on the run..
 
2018-05-17 02:57:45 PM  
It is not a secret. The organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the US are not only well aware of it, but have been lobbying government agencies to take the epidemic more seriously.

The sad irony is that the epidemic is probably saving more lives than it's taking, because an organ donor can benefit several people who might otherwise die. But that's a short term gain in what seems to be a long-term problem created by the pharma sector, particularly when the evidence suggests non-addictive over-the-counter painkillers like Ibuprofen and tylenol are just as effective as narcotics at pain management, but without the life-destroying consequences.
 
2018-05-17 02:59:30 PM  

Oh-Blonde-One: GORDON: Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.

As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.

THIS!!

I have a family member (who's a former addict) that hasn't spoken to me in years because I dared to challenge her assertion that drug addition is a disease JUST LIKE CANCER!!  Yeah, because I can turn away the cancer dealer when he comes knockin' on the door with my fix.

Whatever she needs to tell herself to stay sober, damnit, but I've lost too many people to cancer to have time for that crap.



Let me tell you a story about a friend. He got hurt real bad, and was on pain killers for a long time. He didn't seek them, they were given to him. And he needed them cause he was really messed up. Well, he got hooked. He wasn't abusing them, he had legitimate injuries and was taking them under doctors orders.

And with the issues that immobility brought up, he started suffering from depression. Luckily, he only went on to abuse alcohol and then got clean. Alot of people go to heroin cause it's practically the same as Oxy.

But people don't say "Hey, I'm bored. I'll think i'm gonna smoke crack." Alot of these people did nothing wrong other than have doctors who were mislead by phrama reps as to how addictive their pain killers were.
 
2018-05-17 03:03:55 PM  
So, still less than HALF of alcohol-related deaths.  That non-prescription, easily available, almost-morally-acceptable alcohol.  Call me when it's more.
 
2018-05-17 03:05:39 PM  

RJReves: I suck at all keyboard instruments.


Between hymns.
 
2018-05-17 03:10:52 PM  

IHadMeAVision: macadamnut: 0.115 thousand

o_0

so.... like... 115?


Exactly.  And one liver is split like 8 ways
 
2018-05-17 03:11:01 PM  
Free organ and free parking too, bonus !

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2018-05-17 03:11:26 PM  

Oh-Blonde-One: GORDON: Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.

As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.

THIS!!

I have a family member (who's a former addict) that hasn't spoken to me in years because I dared to challenge her assertion that drug addition is a disease JUST LIKE CANCER!!  Yeah, because I can turn away the cancer dealer when he comes knockin' on the door with my fix.

Whatever she needs to tell herself to stay sober, damnit, but I've lost too many people to cancer to have time for that crap.


I think the reason why she said "just like cancer" is because to most opioid addicts their addiction came down a similar route. Most of them got an injury or chronic illness that caused them a great deal of pain. They feel this injury or illness was something they didn't invite upon themselves, it just happened out of the blue much in the same way cancer happens to people. The treatment for it then turned them into an addict, as a result they see their addiction as an extension of this injury or chronic illness, and their addiction's origin has a lot more bad luck involved than the addiction of someone who simply decided to try doing drugs one day.

/Not an addict, but I was recently diagnosed with a chronic illness, my immune system is attacking the joints in my hips and spine.
//My doctor offered to switch me to a stronger pain meds, but I chose to not to because I don't want to risk being an addict and I'm willing to stick with meds that only take the edge off rather than provide full relief to avoid that risk.
 
2018-05-17 03:11:52 PM  

seadoo2006: Oh-Blonde-One: GORDON: Cagey B: Someone should organize a tour through the Midwest so that someone can instruct all these pill poppers to just say no.

As diseases go, addiction is the one you volunteer for.

I would never.have volunteered to get cancer, but that was just me.

THIS!!

I have a family member (who's a former addict) that hasn't spoken to me in years because I dared to challenge her assertion that drug addition is a disease JUST LIKE CANCER!!  Yeah, because I can turn away the cancer dealer when he comes knockin' on the door with my fix.

Whatever she needs to tell herself to stay sober, damnit, but I've lost too many people to cancer to have time for that crap.

Drug addiction is a disease ... it may be one based in the brain, but a disease nonetheless.

Addiction is simply a symptom of a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is why some people can be addicted to gambling and some people can spend a weekend in Vegas and not lose their house. This is why some people can be addicted to sex and others need to hire prostitutes to fulfill their needs. This is why some people can enjoy Krispy Kreme donuts and other people will down three dozen of them. This is why some people can have a drink and others can't even have one. 

The addiction is simply the brain's craving of dopamine to whatever substance, activity, action that most readily fulfills those needs. It's why people in AA often drink coffee or take up smoking, because they can get a similar fix with those alternative (and often less risky) vices. 

The mentality you exhibit shows that you are truly uneducated on what addiction is and why it happens. Please educate yourself further on addiction and its causes rather than say "Well, cancer is a disease, so addiction isn't because they have a CHOICE!" because the reality is, they don't have a choice any more than any cancer patient.

[archives.drugabuse.gov image 390x266]

Empathy. Maybe you should find some.


Greed is also a disease. A far worse problem as the addicts stay healthy by killing hundreds of thousands thru pushing them into abject poverty.
 
2018-05-17 03:13:29 PM  

secularsage: It is not a secret. The organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the US are not only well aware of it, but have been lobbying government agencies to take the epidemic more seriously.

The sad irony is that the epidemic is probably saving more lives than it's taking, because an organ donor can benefit several people who might otherwise die. But that's a short term gain in what seems to be a long-term problem created by the pharma sector, particularly when the evidence suggests non-addictive over-the-counter painkillers like Ibuprofen and tylenol are just as effective as narcotics at pain management, but without the life-destroying consequences.


Tylenol that long-term kills livers. Back to square one.
 
2018-05-17 03:18:21 PM  

seadoo2006: If we were serious about ending the opioid crisis, we would be making it easier to gain access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, not harder. This entire "crisis" was the doing of the DEA cracking down on pill doctors, restricting the legal, clean supply and forcing addicts to use alternative (and far more dangerous) methods to get their high.

Nobody cared when it was a bunch of white kids taking Oxy, but everyone cared when those same kids were shooting heroin.

There are literally thousands of long-term opioid users who deal with this addiction everyday without resorting to heroin or fentanyl. The only real difference is they get their pills from a pharmacy overseen by a doctor. In fact, there are so many of them, we actually made a stool softener to allow them to poo easier from the side effects of long-term opioid use.

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Legalize, regulate, educate. Anything less is just willful ignorance of the actual issue.


This! I would love to talk ad infinitum about the manufactured crisis but I'm about to hop on a plane to go talk to physicians about the importance of reviewing their state's prescription drug monitoring program when prescribing controlled substances. I'll check back in later.
 
2018-05-17 03:19:42 PM  

voodoomedic: seadoo2006: If we were serious about ending the opioid crisis, we would be making it easier to gain access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, not harder. This entire "crisis" was the doing of the DEA cracking down on pill doctors, restricting the legal, clean supply and forcing addicts to use alternative (and far more dangerous) methods to get their high.

Nobody cared when it was a bunch of white kids taking Oxy, but everyone cared when those same kids were shooting heroin.

There are literally thousands of long-term opioid users who deal with this addiction everyday without resorting to heroin or fentanyl. The only real difference is they get their pills from a pharmacy overseen by a doctor. In fact, there are so many of them, we actually made a stool softener to allow them to poo easier from the side effects of long-term opioid use.

[movantik.com image 443x136]

Legalize, regulate, educate. Anything less is just willful ignorance of the actual issue.

This! I would love to talk ad infinitum about the manufactured crisis but I'm about to hop on a plane to go talk to physicians about the importance of reviewing their state's prescription drug monitoring program when prescribing controlled substances. I'll check back in later.


Also, in before "I have to be on a plane in 28 minutes" comment
 
2018-05-17 03:22:41 PM  

voodoomedic: voodoomedic: seadoo2006: If we were serious about ending the opioid crisis, we would be making it easier to gain access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, not harder. This entire "crisis" was the doing of the DEA cracking down on pill doctors, restricting the legal, clean supply and forcing addicts to use alternative (and far more dangerous) methods to get their high.

Nobody cared when it was a bunch of white kids taking Oxy, but everyone cared when those same kids were shooting heroin.

There are literally thousands of long-term opioid users who deal with this addiction everyday without resorting to heroin or fentanyl. The only real difference is they get their pills from a pharmacy overseen by a doctor. In fact, there are so many of them, we actually made a stool softener to allow them to poo easier from the side effects of long-term opioid use.

[movantik.com image 443x136]

Legalize, regulate, educate. Anything less is just willful ignorance of the actual issue.

This! I would love to talk ad infinitum about the manufactured crisis but I'm about to hop on a plane to go talk to physicians about the importance of reviewing their state's prescription drug monitoring program when prescribing controlled substances. I'll check back in later.

Also, in before "I have to be on a plane in 28 minutes" comment


Good luck with that. My state has been fighting with vets to check it as well...
//Yes, spot has a boo boo, but he doesn't need Carfentanil.
///Worked on the system for my state on the data side.
 
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