posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Nothing like personal insight in to an issue.
I hadn't thought about where the next step would be and you're right - it would have to be heroin.
Similar drug and effects, etc. so yes, that makes perfect sense.
Solve one problem only to create a worse one.
Had they only done more to protect the health of the coal miners in the first place there wouldn't have been the epidemic of black lung disease that
was the initial catalyst for the flood of oxycontin.
I knew an old miner and watched him struggle for every breath and you could see his entire body wracked with pain. Poor man, it was probably the only
job available and to him it meant survival for him and his family. The entire history of the coal industry is one long sad affair and the amount of
human suffering from it has been incredible. Yet, every time we turn on a light switch we fail remember the real cost of generating electricity.
There's a whole lot of coal miners who deserve our thanks for things we take for granted.
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