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Our society is "IMHO" in trouble. We get ads all day every day for Vehicles, fitness and a few others yet. We see they have a pill to cure everything which can give you worst things.

How does this effect our thinking overall? Well it does have some effect. Please read this bit of news.

And I doubt this is NEW. Yet it can be for many that have come of age during this ad period and lack of care or reality.

I would like this to be an exercise in cause and effect, if this is possible.
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Carfentanil made a controlled substance in China...

China makes deadly opioid carfentanil a controlled substance
Feb 15,`17 -- China is adding the deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China's National Narcotics Control Commission said Thursday.
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called the move a potential "game-changer" that is likely to reduce supply of key chemicals driving a surge of overdoses and deaths among unsuspecting drug users in North America. After China controlled 116 synthetic drugs in October 2015, seizures in the United States of compounds on that list plunged. "It's a substantial step in the fight against opioids here in the United States," said Russell Baer, a DEA special agent in Washington. "We're persuaded it will have a definite impact."

Some 5,000 times stronger than heroin, carfentanil is so potent it has been used as a weapon and is considered a potential terrorism threat. Dealers cut fentanyls into heroin and other drugs to boost profit margins. Beijing already regulates fentanyl and 18 related compounds. China said it is also placing carfentanil's less-potent cousins furanyl fentanyl, acryl fentanyl and valeryl fentanyl under control. All are prevalent in the U.S. drug supply, Baer said.

In October, The Associated Press identified 12 Chinese companies that offered to export carfentanil around the world for a few thousand dollars a kilogram (2.2. pounds), no questions asked. That same month China began evaluating whether to add carfentanil and the three other fentanyls to its list of controlled substances. Usually, the process can take nine months. This time, it took just four. Both the DEA and U.S. State Department have pressed China to make carfentanil a controlled substance. Though Beijing has said U.S. assertions that China is the top source of fentanyls lack evidence, the two countries have been deepening cooperation as the U.S. opioid epidemic intensifies.

U.S. opioid demand is driving the proliferation of a new class of deadly synthetic drugs, made by nimble chemists to stay one step ahead of new rules like this one. As soon as one substance is banned, others proliferate. After Beijing tightened its focus on fentanyls late last year, the AP documented how Chinese vendors began to actively market alternative opioids , like U-47700. "We don't think their scheduling actions will end with just these four," Baer said.

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when I was in the hospital over new years, they were going to give me a pill I didn't recognize. I found out it was an anti depressant. I refused it saying I had never been depressed much in my life. I was in there do to having trouble breathing.
Told my son about it and he said I did the right thing especially with my history of weird reactions to some other medications
I hate to think what happens to some people who don't ask.
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Mexican Heroin Cartel Operating in No. Carolina...

Mexican Heroin Cartel Operating in North Carolina
February 21, 2017 – Rowan County police disrupted a heroin ring operated by a Mexican drug cartel earlier this month, providing more evidence of illicit Mexican drug trafficking far beyond the border, Judicial Watch reports.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration notes that Mexican traffickers are “making a concerted effort to increase heroin availability” in the United States. Police arrested three people and confiscated large quantities of heroin, handguns, a rifle, ammunition, telephones, cash, and drug paraphernalia. The trafficking ring had supplied heroin to the Rowan County area for more than a decade.


Suspects Gerardo Juarez and Darya Borovkaya.

The suspects, Hugo Fernando Navarrete-Lopez, 27, Darya Sergeyevna Borovkaya, 26, and Gerardo Juarez, 39, were in direct communication with cartel members in Mexico and used fraudulent registration plates and aliases to conceal their identities, authorities determined. Documents obtained at Juarez’s home detailed tens of thousands of dollars in drug sales. As reported in the Charlotte Observer, “Federal authorities are trying to determine the true identities of Juarez and Navarrete-Lopez, the sheriff’s statement said. The investigation to date shows Juarez previously entered the United States around 2005 under another name.”

The increased production and trafficking of heroin by Mexican cartels has fueled an increase of its use in the United States over the past several years, the Congressional Research Service reported last August. Heroin seizures in the Mexican border region more than doubled from 1,016kg in 2010 to 2,524kg in 2015, the report stated.


Some of the drugs and guns seized by police in the Rowan County arrests.

Accordingly, the number of people sentenced for heroin trafficking offenses in U.S. District Courts increased by nearly 50% from 2011 to 2015. The report referred to western states as a “heroin transit zone,” as the majority of heroin smuggled into the United States “transits across the Southwest border.”

Mexican Heroin Cartel Operating in North Carolina
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DHS Shifts Funds from Defending Illegals to New Office to Help Their VICTIMS
February 21, 2017 | On Tuesday, DHS Sec. Kelly issued an immigration memo shifting the U.S. government’s efforts and resources away from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims.
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D. Establishing the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office

“Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents. Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender's immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender. Efforts by ICE to engage these victims have been hampered by prior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy extending certain Privacy Act protections to persons other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice. Accordingly, I am establishing the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office within the Office of the Director of ICE, which will create a programmatic liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens. The liaison will facilitate engagement with the victims and their families to ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that they are provided information about the offender, including the offender's immigration status and custody status, and that their questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed.”

The memo also reallocates “any and all resources” currently used to advocate for illegal aliens and terminates “outreach and advocacy services” provided to them: “To that end, I direct the Director of ICE to immediately reallocate any and all resources that are currently used to advocate on behalf of illegal aliens (except as necessary to comply with a judicial order) to the new VOICE Office, and to immediately terminate the provision of such outreach or advocacy services to illegal aliens.”

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In today's news paper there was an article about our {Kansas} and every other states, Meth Problem and Gangs... "Actually Drugs & Gangs"

These two go hand in hand and also every other drug used that can bring in money for gang members...

I wonder just how much longer the average citizen is going to lower their heads and stay quite over this problem which is causing so much misery and suffering
in places it should never even arrived at.

All gangs must be wiped out and by any and all means. This war on drugs was started by the Federal Govt., and they must do all possible to stop drug from being sold by people will to kill.

I know our Prisons are over flowing. And I don't think prison will answer this problem, unless certain conditions are met.

Being a gang member means life, period! A dealer with a fire arm means life, period!
That the National Guard and our Military be used to subdue both. And by both units I mean combat veterans still in the military, locked and loaded with the use of normal combat tactics and other equipment made to kill or wound..

After all it is a War, right!


Lastly take from moth balled navy fleet as many aircraft carriers or other large ships to be come 11 mile prison ships out at sea. Anchored in place and never to be set foot on by normal citizens.

Meaning a notice is given and a 30 day waiting period for responses till both forces are in play.

The notice is if your a gang member your going to go on board one of these floating prison fleet ships for life, have no guards or any other non prison personnel ever step aboard. Supplies will be airlifted and air dropped on each of this prison fleet.
No visits, period... As about every gang member on TV "Locked up for Life" has said they love their moms.. And or other family members.

So make the choice to leave these gangs and be under supervision as they adjust to normal life.
One mistake and you go aboard the prison ship, period!

And while this is all happening any and all users are taken to prison like treatment centers to be dried out, detoxed if you will. And treated with marijuana if one desires as it would be the only God, given herb allowed. No methadone or other drugs will be given, period!

And once the drug trade is closed and out of business the final condition is allowed.

The last condition is to remove marijuana from category 1 of the drug code and allow every state to sell it for profit.

Now before anyone replies please give this some sound thought and realize some of our laws must be changed to end this suffering and pain we find ourselves in. Either as users of hard drugs or the sufferers of these dealers or addicts in trying to gather money to make a buy. Or a dealer with a fire arm harming the innocent.

Now the left might not like this part. But most of these gang members grew up in households that knew Jesus. So religion would be offered if one cares to take part.
Thru loud speakers on these prison ships. In each resupply drop there will be cotton balls to place in the ears if one desires to not be a part of the services.


Any advise to make this work better is welcomed...


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Going to a American doctor for pain is your first step towards addiction. Too much payola going on.
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Going to a American doctor for pain is your first step towards addiction. Too much payola going on.
Yap they pay the doctors so much more at the VA.. And gee it cost to much to bother going. I just got off the phone with my doctor who want to end my pain meds for some crap patch.. The VA wants as many off any Narcotics as possible so try again Mikeyy

But I know what you're trying to say Mikeyy.. A few bad doctors is what you mean, right?
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Even K-9's have to be careful around Fentanyl...

Fentanyl 'Life Changing' for Cops, Lab Techs
March 13, 2017 - Police and drug lab technicians are trying to make sure they aren't accidentally among the victims of fentanyl-type drugs, because merely touching some of drugs with bare hands can be fatal.
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Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said the arrival of the illegal fentanyl compounds was "life changing" for medical examiners and lab staff. "We are now keeping Narcan in the lab, and they wear protective clothing," he said. The powder often is so fine that particles can be absorbed into humans through the skin pores.


Police and drug lab technicians are trying to make sure they aren't accidentally among the victims of fentanyl-type drugs, because merely touching some of drugs with bare hands can be fatal.

Officers have "stopped using field tests for heroin stamp bags because we don't know what really is in it," said Upper Burrell police Chief Ken Pate, president of the Westmoreland County Police Chiefs Association. "Fentanyl often looks like heroin." Last summer, the DEA issued a warning to police. State police also added a safety component in police officer annual procedure updates.

Field tests have been an important part of presenting basic evidence at preliminary hearings, where a district judge decides whether there is enough evidence to hold charges for trial court. "Now, officers are testifying about their experience to identify drugs and how the suspected illegal drugs were found," Pate said. "Our officers in the county are not routinely using field tests ... -- the Narcotics Field Test Kits (NIK) tests, where you put the suspected drug in a vial and it turns color -- because of the danger," Pate said.

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Going to a American doctor for pain is your first step towards addiction. Too much payola going on.
Payola is a music industry term for media being paid to play a song.

Do we get music with our drug purchase?

Maybe we should stop the music.
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Going to a American doctor for pain is your first step towards addiction. Too much payola going on.

This is true to a large extent. The list of addictive drugs is very long and include the legal and illegal variety. Opiates, benzos, stimulants, alcohol, psych drugs, and others are almost impossible to avoid in our society. A trip to the doctor can be the first step in the process of addiction whether being treated for pain, anxiety, or the blues. There's a good reason they are called "controlled substances". Clean living and NSAIDs seem to work well.
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