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Why is everyone talking about the NRA and guns but not big pharma and psychotropic drugs?

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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:11 PM
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Hmmm. Seems a little weird right. The Dem's seem to be heavy on the attack of the NRA... would it have something to do with campaign contributions?

Open Secrets



The National Rifle Association goes to great lengths (and spends a huge sum of money) to defend the right to bear arms. It is opposed to virtually every form of gun regulation, including restrictions on owning assault weapons, retention of databases of gun purchases, background checks on purchasers at gun shows and changes in the registration of firearms.


This is disgusting and I'm almost %100 behind this theory. The majority of the NRA's donations are to the Republicans. Funny huh?

Just a coincidence.

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The industry's political generosity increased in the years leading up to Congress' passage in 2003 of a Medicare prescription drug benefit. Since then, industry spending levels have fluctuated, though they have usually hovered around the $30 million range, including during the 2014 cycle when that number was nearly $32 million. 2012 was the cycle when the industry contributed the most -- over $50.7 million. The pharmaceutical industry has traditionally supported Republican candidates, with the 2008 and 2010 cycles serving as the only exceptions. During the 2014 cycle, Republicans received 58 percent of industry contributions whereas Democrats received only 42 percent. [Read more Background]


Well, as the countries top lobbyist, they seem to have no problem keeping their names out of the mouths of politicians and they have no problems getting highly addictive drugs in every house across the planet. (over statement)

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Lynda Cruz, his adoptive mother who died from pneumonia in November 2017, told mental health investigators in 2016 that her son suffered from ADHD, depression and autism but insisted he received his necessary medication as prescribed, according to the report. She told investigators at the time that her son did not own a gun, beyond an air gun that she had taken away when he "didn't follow house rules about only shooting it within the backyard at the targets."


Back to sleep sheeple, back to sleep.

ADDitude.com



For these symptoms, the most commonly prescribed medications for children are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as sertraline (Zoloft) or fluoxetine (Prozac).




There are two groups of medication currently used to treat ADHD: stimulants (such as Ritalin or Adderall) and non-stimulants (such as Strattera or Intuniv). When prescribing ADHD medications, the goal is to avoid persistent, significant side effects. Yet finding a good fit is harder when autism and ADHD occur together, for reasons not yet known.


WebMD



Some people, especially children and young adults, may be more likely to have suicidal thoughts when they take SSRIs. Studies show that when compared to results from taking a placebo, chances of having suicidal thoughts doubled -- from between 1% and 2% to between 2% and 4% -- when taking any kind of antidepressant, including an SSRI. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself while taking an SSRI, call 911.


Guess nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the room do they?


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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:19 PM
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Many of the meds they give people effect the inhibition of the one taking the meds. Blocking acetylcholine is not the answer. Anti-metabolites are not the answer. Adjusting the levels of neurotransmitters without proper evaluation or testing is not the answer.

Altering diet may help a lot of people but not all of them. But there is no profit in teaching people to avoid certain foods and eat others. Food chemistry can be changed to alter enzymes, it would be best to try that first. The information on inducers and promoters of these enzymes is in scientific research, they could train specialists to use this system instead of giving them meds that alter this chemistry, but that would take profit and dependence away from Pharma companies.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:21 PM
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If the NRA donates around 3 million and every republican does their bidding. How powerful does that make big pharma?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Fighting a stalemate is so much financially viable than advertising a winning battle.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: SocratesJohnson

By doing their bidding you mean protecting our 2nd amendment?

I don't even own gun but I might join the NRA just to contribute.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: toysforadults

Fighting a stalemate is so much financially viable than advertising a winning battle.



Oh yeah then they couldn't personally benefit from office, not like it's illegal or anything.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Laws? For politicians?

Surely you jest sir.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I kiidd I kiiddd.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Of course it’s politics.. no not surprised at all.

Pharma from those crazy 2 minute long infomercials I hear during the left wing msm nightly news ads all those side effects is messing people’s heads up..

So no not surprised at all. Guns and drugs... will always be in politics..



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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Lynda Cruz, his adoptive mother who died from pneumonia in November 2017, told mental health investigators in 2016 that her son suffered from ADHD, depression and autism but insisted he received his necessary medication as prescribed, according to the report. She told investigators at the time that her son did not own a gun, beyond an air gun that she had taken away when he "didn't follow house rules about only shooting it within the backyard at the targets."


I would wager a weeks pay that the couple, the foster parents, that took in Cruz were CIA handlers. I'm almost positive...



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults
This is just stupid dude. Taking something that is very serious and then placing blame on something that has very little to do with it. Mental health is an issue and always will be. But saying big pharma is to blame is not the answer. I don't know how to fix the issue but placing blame I know is not the answer.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

NRA leadership doesn't hide in the shadows, like Pharmaceutical executives. I don't even know who the faces/names are in the Pharma industry.

But the head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LePierre, delivered a blistering attack on the Liberal Media and Democrats today.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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But saying big pharma is to blame is not the answer. I don't know how to fix the issue but placing blame I know is not the answer.


I find you entire post to be suspect.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

They say correlation does not equal causation but it's hard to deny that the vast majority of mass shooters have been on some form of antidepressant. I think there is a definite link among other variables. Why us?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 10:15 PM
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I recently had a conversation with a probation supervisor about psychiatric drugs, and she told me that she had a doctor that prescribed her antidepression meds. She said she never had the types of thoughts and actions she experienced while on the meds before she started taking meds. She described being completely obsessed over any minor thing to the point where it seemed dangerous and her doc wanted to keep her on the meds, but she was smart enough to get off them herself. Now think about how common that problem probably is in America where people aren't smart enough to second guess their doctor.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: sine.nomine

I had a similar experience myself when I was prescribed a "Brand Name" nerve pain med for the pain for a ruptured disc in my spine. The meds had the effect of heightening my anger and lowering my ability to control my reactions. I found myself feeling pissed off all the time, and almost got fired from my job for arguing with my manager (I came close to actually hauling off and punching him in the face). I immediately spoke to my primary care doc (she is a great doc and always open to listen and minimize prescriptions) about that reaction. She told me that was a potential side effect. I told her I was taking myself off those meds, for fear of hurting someone as I has firearms in the house. She agreed and prescribed more PT and stretching instead. I went back to normal almost immediately. The constant rage subsided and when I got upset and I could now control it as I have always done.

Then, My father-in-law (may he RIP) was prescribed that for his diabetes foot pain. He had the same reaction. It was unbridled and atypical rage. He swore and cussed at one point, which my wife (his daughter) had NEVER heard him do her entire life (even when he flipped a brand new snowmobile on day 2 of ownership). I told her to get him off that stuff before he does something bad (he was a gun collector). She and her step-mom discussed it and had him taken off them ASAP. He had a complete 180 change back to normal in 2 days.


So, I can speak from personal experience that it is definitely possible
edit on 2/22/2018 by Krakatoa because: spelling



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 10:55 PM
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I am terribly sorry but ... that is not on our play list!

Get with it man! Merica doesn't want truth and apple pies anymore.

Justice is having the highest percentage of your population in prison ... in the world.

Now remember this ... the talking points are all about gun control ... get with the program or get zero air time.

Your society is falling, happens to all empires eventually.

P



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

They have pills that cure Nonsensicle Rifle Addiction ?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 11:10 PM
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Think about this,

Would these attention starving, mentally troubled in need of help folks still commit this things, if they weren't publicized so highly? Then they wouldn't be the exact thing someone troubled and needing whatever would be in need of, a platform, dead or alive, the message was vented as cowardly as it was / is.

Also, the bigger issue is the lack of follow thru, follow up, communication, and collaboration, between departments, forces and fields / family. They could of stopped much if not all of this, with some willful participation in their responsibility, past 18 or not.

Then you have the ban guns thing, what about vehicles, do you drive, because when I do, I go the speed limit and 80% of the highway is passing me by, not giving 2 shats, even flashing headlights when I' m going 5 mph over, in hopes I switch lanes.

DO we ban vehicles, because people kill others with them, due to carelessness?

We enact laws that prevent vehicles for careless people, by series of increasingly hard fines / penalties.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults
Why because my thingy says BIG PHARMA? My idea has nothing to do with going to a doctor and asking what type of medication you should take for conditions ranging but not limited to A-Z. Be sure to just let the doctor decide and never ask why just ask how much. Because I would never say please help pay my mortgage on home #2 by supporting some unknown illness you have by asking for a new medications that by you buying is promoting its use therefore making me money. I would never......




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