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Painkiller Abuse Hits Close To Home For A Majority Of Americans: Poll

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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

You just need to call it what it is and stop with the racist regurgitation, it's not "white-privilege" it's just, privilege. If I look at the dfw sky scrapers in just the right way from the south side of Dallas it looks like they are giving you the middle finger, are they? This is divisive and bull#, this is economic not racial, and biting on to this and holding dear to it only protects your world views and hurts others, wake up!
edit on 25-11-2015 by TechniXcality because: Spelling




posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: rukia

I'm with you on that. I take things like percocet and they just make me miserable, itching, and sleepy.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

"White privilege" is like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. It is made up.


Do you HONESTLY think that white people don't get some benefits over other minorities? I mean, I wouldn't go as far as to say that it is as overblown as some liberals make it out to be, but to pretend like it is a fantasy is just straight up delusional. I'm white, and I've been on the receiving end of white privilege when dealing with the police. I can't elaborate because of the T&C, but if you are really curious U2U me.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

"White privilege" is like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. It is made up.


Do you HONESTLY think that white people don't get some benefits over other minorities? I mean, I wouldn't go as far as to say that it is as overblown as some liberals make it out to be, but to pretend like it is a fantasy is just straight up delusional. I'm white, and I've been on the receiving end of white privilege when dealing with the police. I can't elaborate because of the T&C, but if you are really curious U2U me.


Yes, I honestly believe it is BS.

ETA: Think of it like the concept of God. I have had personal experiences that convince me of ITs existence, but an atheist would say that MY experiences don't prove the existence of God for them. I am a 'white privilege' atheist...I consider it made up much the way an atheist would see the concept of God to be made up. Your experiences don't prove anything to me.
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posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I am fortunate I have a pseudo-allergic reaction to opioids so I couldn't get hooked on them even if I wanted.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

You just need to call it what it is and stop with the racist regurgitation, it's not "white-privilege" it's just, privilege.

I could be wrong on this, it is likely just my opinion, and we all know what they say about that, but I wouldn't call what is happening with Big Pharma and drug addiction a "privilege". There is no one being spared from this blitz. Even some of the 1% and a lot of our fearless leaders are battling with this monster

I do believe Big Pharma has a large number of the "Medical" Doctors under their thumbs, and this is the number one reason why I gave up on direct patient care. I remained in the medical field, but I moved to more administrative positions, in the hopes of having some chance at stopping some of the leaking I saw springing up all over the medical field.

After years of fighting what I thought was the "good fight", I limped away battered, bruised, and no closer to the gates, then when I started. I thought the only chance I had to make a difference, was to actually enter the belly of the beast. So I did. I thought again, that I was fighting the good fight, and that I was fighting for the members of my community and the patients. I finally realized all I was doing was cannibalizing myself to feed the beast in my attempts to spare the patients. Unfortunately, I didn't come to this realization until there was so little of me left, and even my soul felt sucked dry.

My first complaint is that when a person comes into the ER complaining of pain, the first medication administered is the most potent, and the most addictive, of the medications available? One of the most popular first line choices is what I call Vitamin "D", known by most as Dilaudid, and all it takes for some people, is as little as three doses to become addicted. Yet this is the first drug most hospital ERs choose to give for pain, when it should be the last choice, if the pain is not relieved with a more moderate drug choice.

Now let's not let stupid take over here. If a person comes in missing an arm or another appendage, of course you are not going to play around with trying to control the pain. You would immediately pull out the big guns, but the type and level of pain that some of the people came in with, a less potent and less addictive medication would have done the job better, but a non-addictive drug, is rarely the first choice.

Now that brings me to the giant pink elephant in the room. Why does Big Pharma go out of its way to create the most potent, and most addictive drugs? Why aren't they making medications that control the pain without the side effect of addiction? I think we all know the real answer to that question.

Addictive pain medications are a huge business and it is not hidden. When we have American troops risking their lives to protect the production of the source, of the biggest industry for the world wide enslavement of the entire planet, I think it is not difficult to round up the real players in this game, and it should be fairly clear we are the guinea pigs in the cage.

Caught in the middle of this demonic game are the people who are suffering with legitimate chronic pain that are "dependent" on the medication to function in life. The only thing they are addicted to, is the desire to function as normally as possible within their limitations, with as little discomfort as possible.

I suffer from chronic pain related to two pathological issues. So I know the nightmare that people with chronic pain have to live with. I might be a little stronger than most. I never have had a euphoric moment from the taking of any narcotic orally or intravenously. If the medication didn't put me to sleep, it made me sick, or it didn't relieve the pain. I "chose" to go the route of learning to live with the pain, because it made no sense to me to keep taking something that either didn't work, or made me sick.

We all have life choices to make. Choosing to live with pain should not "have" to be one of them.












edit on 25-11-2015 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: Clean up.



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