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My Stepson's Best Friend OD'd Today--Build The Damn Wall NOW!

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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:28 PM
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We've been fighting my stepson's own heroin addiction with him for years...he's currently in rehab...for the fourth or fifth time and he's currently struggling.
My stepson is 26...and his mother and I have been trying to deal with the reality that at any time we may get a call that he has OD'd.

So, today, we found out his best friend just OD'd and died.
Over the past few years our son has lost at least 5 friends to drug overdoses...all in their 20's.
Last year his girlfriend OD'd.
ALSO last year, my 25 yr old nephew OD'd.
He was such a sweet and good young man...loved by many.

90% of the drugs coming into this country come across the US southern border...and drug cartels are getting fat and rich while our children die at an insanely-increasing rate.

And while those drugs keep pouring in killing our kids like never before...Nancy Pelosi and her 'do-nothing dems' are still [snip ] around taking frivolous trips & vacations, lobbying for big bucks and sipping mohitos in Puerto Rico.

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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:42 PM
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These are bunch of junkies.. if there is a wall or tunnel. they will die soon.

Remember, how millions of Americans killed off by germs brought in by invaders? Similar stuff happening right now.. history is repeating it self. So building a wall in someone country is rather stupid.. use the cash to buy more stash.



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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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Misconception 2: “Building a wall would greatly reduce heroin, methamphetamine, coc aine, and fentanyl trafficking.”

Proponents of a border wall often claim that it would help the United States solve its opioid addiction problem by blocking heroin smugglers from Mexico. This reveals a misunderstanding of how cross-border smuggling works.

The vast majority of the drug that enters from Mexico does so through “ports of entry”—the 48 official land crossings through which millions of people, vehicles, and cargo pass every day. “Heroin seizures almost predominantly are through the port of entry and either carried in a concealed part of a vehicle or carried by an individual,” then-U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told a congressional committee last year. “We don’t get much heroin seized by Border Patrol coming through, I think just because there are a lot of risks to the smugglers and the difficulty of trying to smuggle it through,” he said.

“The most common method employed by Mexican TCOs [Transnational Criminal Organizations] involves transporting drugs in vehicles through U.S. ports of entry (POEs),” the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reported in its 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment. “Illicit drugs are smuggled into the United States in concealed compartments within passenger vehicles or commingled with legitimate goods on tractor trailers,” according to the document.

Heroin is small in volume. “It’s a relatively small amount—40-50 tons, we think—of heroin that feeds the heroin epidemic in the United States,” Gen. John Kelly, then the commander of U.S. Southern Command, told a Senate committee in 2015. The amount has probably increased somewhat today, but still takes up little space: all the heroin consumed in the United States in an entire year could probably fit into two 40-foot shipping containers.

Now, imagine the contents of those containers broken up into tiny amounts and scattered across vehicles, luggage, and cargo shipments and sent through 48 land crossings, plus airports, over the course of 365 days. The difficulty explains why in 2015, the DEA reported that U.S. authorities managed to seize 6.8 tons of heroin, an amount equal to perhaps one-seventh of Gen. Kelly’s demand estimate.

The dynamic is similar for other compact-volume drugs like coc aine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl, which are overwhelmingly seized at ports of entry. Cannabis, which is larger and bulkier, appears to be trafficked more frequently in the areas between the ports.


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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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I am sorry for your loss. My Niece, has been a heroine addict for 10 years. I know what it is like. The thing is, yes the drugs come from Mexico, however they come through the ports of entry, 90% of the time.


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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: Pandaram
These are bunch of junkies.. they will die soon. Like how American killed off by invaders germs? So building a wall someone country is stupid.. use the cash to buy more stash.


They're also someone's children!

Get help.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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What an absolute horror. If your stepson seeing his friends die is not enough to make him quit, nothing will. Not the wall, not your begging and pleading. If death is not enough to discourage him, nothing will.

So sorry you are dealing with this. Sometimes there are no answers.
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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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Isn't the CIA responsible for most of the drugs entering the country, though?

I wonder... Are they getting paid this week?
I mean from our tax dollars, not their drug money kickbacks from working with the cartels.

Build it, though- honestly. They're claiming the world is ending over this one thing yet it's a small expense based on average yearly spending.


Maybe you need to build the wall before you can see if it works? Does that sound familiar to anyone?



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: Pandaram
These are bunch of junkies.. they will die soon. Like how American killed off by invaders germs? So building a wall someone country is stupid.. use the cash to buy more stash.


They're also someone's children!

Get help.


Everyone is someone’s children..

Get over it.

OP turning his suffering in to hatred... should be monitored by home land security or g.i.jo or what ever the heck you have in your country to monitor terrorism.
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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: iplay1up2
a reply to: IAMTAT

I am sorry for your loss. My Niece, has been a heroine addict for 10 years. I know what it is like. The thing is, yes the drugs come from Mexico, however they come through the ports of entry, 90% of the time.


Thank you. I'm sorry you're dealing with this too.
Most heroin and opioids come in through the US/Mexico border.
www.politifact.com...



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:49 PM
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posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Pandaram

originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: Pandaram
These are bunch of junkies.. they will die soon. Like how American killed off by invaders germs? So building a wall someone country is stupid.. use the cash to buy more stash.


They're also someone's children!

Get help.


Everyone is someone’s children..

Get over it.

OP turning his suffering in to hatred... should be monitored by home land security or g.i.jo or what ever the heck you have in your country to monitor terrorism.


If wanting a wall = hatred, then you better gtfo of your domicile. Wouldn't wanna be a hater now, would we.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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My prayers will go out to this person that I do not know and his family. I have youngsters myself and my oldest son was caught in the game of drug addiction for years and years. So far he has moved on, but the number of people he knows that have died at his age of 24 is remarkable. It is nearly as bad as the death toll from the Vietnam war.

Wake up folks, this is real. "just say no!", is not enough. This is pure evil. And yes, even though this may not make sense to you, I believe almost all drugs should be legalized and outside of mechanical operation by a drug abuser, no drug use should be illegal.

However, doing nothing is also very very wrong. Build the God Damn wall. See if it helps. If it doesn't then complain.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:06 PM
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the wall will help.

&$%& Nancy Pelosi and the idiot democrats blocking this. they are fools. they always promote the welfare of them and their party over the welfare of the USA.

the wall is a good thing. should have been done years ago.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:07 PM
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Sorry for your loss but your projecting all the ills of the drug Industry on central/southern America...

The cartels are only filling a demand. With human trafficking being the exception I believe. If the demand for heroin is high, then it will find it's way in.

How about the heroin that came (and possibly still comes) from Afghanistan? During our involvement the heroin production boomed.

The wall is a simple bandaid that won't stop the bleeding.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:08 PM
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Sorry Tat.

We've also lost a slew last year and a few this year as well. It's not a good situation.

Condolences.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
What an absolute horror. If your stepson seeing his friends die is not enough to make him quit, nothing will. Not the wall, not your begging and pleading. If death is not enough to discourage him, nothing will.

So sorry you are dealing with this. Sometimes there are no answers.


Thank you. It's a horror and his mom suffers every day with worry.

If only seeing all your friends OD'ing around you was enough to make a heroin addict quit.
I've learned a great deal about this addiction since he became my stepson...and the hold it has over these kids is practically irresistible...no matter how desperately they want to get and stay clean.

For now, in rehab, he appears to be really applying himself to their program...but, as I said, we've been through this multiple times with him...and he's always relapsed.

The last time he relapsed, he became homeless and was starving in another state...and we were fortunate that there was an opening in a place that would take him in Michigan.

Since there, he says he's making progress...but today, was really hard for him. He and this other young man grew up together as best friends.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:21 PM
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drugs are 1 problem I don't think the wall will help the southern boarder may be the easiest way it but if that closed they will use any means needed the profit on drugs is way to much money for there not to be someone selling

www.usatoday.com...

and that's the cause of most the overdoses the heroin may come in from Mexico but the drug used to cut it is what's so deadly



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:25 PM
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Sorry to hear that TAT. I've seen people I went to school with die and a few friends narrowly escape the same fate. I thank God I decided to go in the military or I probably would have been with them.

Heroin is a huge problem all over. The sad thing is how stupid and fake the outrage over the wall money is. The government spent $2.6 million to encourage Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly but we cant invest in our own security.

Even if it didn't stop drugs from coming in, it'd surely hamper their efforts. But I think they don't want to stop any of that stuff. They need it to happen.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:28 PM
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Enough suffering...

Build it.



posted on Jan, 18 2019 @ 06:30 PM
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Don't you think it's time for the junkies to take personal responsibility for their own lives?

Always looking for a scapegoat to place the blame on rather than their own scumbag oh poor me, lifestyle.




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