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The Cartel, The Candidate And The Callous Lie

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      Times of great upheaval and times that bring great suffering to many, worry to others and with those upheavals comes a silent suffering. The silent suffering that during the sell of campaign season is held up as a wrong that will be righted and any and all opportunities for a candidate to show they truly care, they claim to feel both sympathy to the victim and anger and rage at the reason.

      No more is this evident in the opioid epidemic in the US and indeed around other developed nations. The scratch of a syringe and the warm feeling of heroin coursing through veins that were never in danger of being near that most feared addiction and one that has been used as a political football with plenty of pain and suffering to manipulate for a political message.

      As you know the scourge of Opioid Addiction and the fact that this is happening in the white population is a concern to those who cannot have white kids dying with a heroin needle in their arm. Of course those in control could draw upon their experience from dealing with the drug epidemic within poorer minority areas.......but then they would have to simply ignore the problem as they have done with minorities and the most impoverished.


      But this is a different type of epidemic.......

      Firstly, it is completely avoidable and this epidemic is not an epidemic but a side effect of the side effects of powerful painkillers. The most dangerous of gateway drugs is painkiller that doctors will readily prescribe knowing full well that giving out painkillers for a broken leg to a teenager is dangling that teen over a needle. Some doctors in the US seem to be not only the drug dealers as they push new product on broken people they do so knowing that the patient is joining in a game of 'Russian Roulette'......no guns, just pills.

      Here's a statistic that should scare the hell out of anyone and everyone that 75% of heroin addiction in the US is connected to prescription painkillers, although you won't hear that in the war drugs or the most benign painkiller of them all in the form of Marijuana and the other benefits from Hemp.....although tell that to Jeff Sessions.


      What you won't hear from Sessions or any other political head on this...........Is where the real blame is. It is with both Republicans and Democrats who feed off of donations from Pharma who themselves are in bed with the Health Insurance companies who as you know are all the rage right now in the US as Trump's healthcare plan is in the process of being rammed through the Senate by a man with features similar to a tortoise.

      https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/38025

      Now one of those departments who will suffer as a result of the Republican budget cuts will be the CDC, the same CDC who may have to treat a pandemic, or a chemical or biological attack or managing outbreaks of whatever and the same CDC who deal with the Opioids currently wrecking millions of families. The CDC itself addressed the culture of doctors being opioid street dealers requesting them to maybe lay off writing prescriptions for Oxycontin and those other deadly drugs.

      What was overlooked during the election of 2016 amongst the strong rhetoric regarding Opioid abuse was the law passed by both houses and signed by President Obama. The law known as the '21st Century Cures Act' secured bipartisan support and more importantly billions were secured for treatment and addiction services within all the states.

      However, nothing happens in a bipartisan way entirely and of course those who are responsible for this epidemic were themselves were able to negotiate certain regulations in regards to cheaper drugs.....albeit without the time needed to measure those pesky things like side effects such as......well addiction.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-21st-...

      Congress Is About To Pass A Bill That Shows D.C. At Its Worst — It May Also Turn Around The Opioid Crisis And Cure Cancer

      Use of OxyContin and other opioids grew to crisis levels. As federal and state governments cracked down on doctors who dispensed pills and prescriptions indiscriminately, users turned to heroin instead: Four out of five new heroin users started out by abusing prescription painkillers. The results have devastated and overwhelmed first responders and an ill-equipped and ideologically hidebound treatment system. From 2010 to 2012, heroin overdose rates doubled in 28 states, according to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In 2014, more than 28,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses, an all-time high, according to the agency. There’s no reason to think the death rate has slowed since then.

      Congress, however, has finally done something. On Nov. 30, the House approved the 21st Century Cures Act by an overwhelming 392-26 vote. This Wednesday, with a 94-5 vote, the Senate did the same, sending the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature. The bill commits billions of dollars to medical research while sending $1 billion to states to help combat heroin and painkiller addiction and assist with recovery.

      But there’s a complication: Instead of cracking down on the pharmaceutical companies that fueled the boom in opioid abuse, lawmakers rewarded the industry. No health care-related bill of this size could move through Congress without the support of Big Pharma. The authors of the 21st Century Cures Act earned the industry’s support by including regulatory rollbacks that drugmakers have long sought and creating cheaper and quicker paths for drug approval by reducing safeguards. It’s as if the fire department had to pay off the arsonist to get permission to put out a fire.

      You see what they did there?

      Like most drug dealers they made themselves indispensable and made sure that they would get something from their murderous bottom line.

      Then of course you must look at the person running the US now.....the man who talked about this wave of avoidable addiction and death and the need to call the true dealers out on their wanton murder of thousands, 30,000 addiction deaths a year with four fifths of those deaths connected to prescription pills?

      Funny how you never really see the faces of those lost to the clutches of Pharma....

      Here they are....


      Here are some more........



      Sometimes the victims are those around the addicted adult.

      One pill, one painkiller, one deadly mistake.....


      Londyn Raine Robinson Sack





      Funny how some can claim they want to do so much to bring an end to the suffering of all dealing with these insidious poisons sold as relief........Not so funny when the addiction centres close and the treatments all of a sudden disappear and all those who bought the rhetoric now have to find that cheaper alternative to the expensive pills the doctor said would make them feel better.......that little bag of heroin.


      Trump lied to those facing up to addiction. His healthcare plan proves it.

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      Fear Of A Female President

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          Nothing brings out the hate in American culture like a threat to the dominance of white men in blue suits. Barak Obama’s election left us looking at our first black president being lynched in effigy and an unprecedented level of obstruction. Hillary Clinton’s run for office left us with Donald Trump. We could, and will, debate for years what she did or didn’t do wrong, but a look at the facts leaves a clear message. Anyone who challenges the supremacy of the white male in America will be punished. How else can we explain the childish symbolism and sexism of an all white male committee making women’s health decisions. Even great, great, great grandpa on the frontier knew he he did not belong in the conversation about birthing babies, but now we have old white guys posing for photo ops. The old white guys must be really shaken to go so far. The linked article looks at research on this topic and the scary picture it provides.

          https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/...

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          22 Million More Uninsured Under Senate GOP Health Care Bill, CBO Reports

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              The far left wing of the Democratic Party, the Sanders wing, often accuses the "establishment" wing of the party of not being progressive enough. What Sanders supporters don't seem to understand is that politics don't happen in a vacuum. In order to enact more of the kind of legislation progressives want, the Democratic Party has to be the majority in Congress and the president has to be a Democrat or someone who is willing to work with Congress to carry out the will of the people.

              Since Harry Truman was president, every president except Reagan/Bush 41/Bush 43 and now Trump have attempted to enact legislation to put in place some kind of system to provide health care for all people, or if you will, some kind of single payer health insurance plan. Reagan Republicans have fought these efforts every step of the way, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Reagan Republicans would benefit from such a plan as much as those who support it. And yes, I am saying the Reagan Republicans existed long before Ronald Reagan became president. Just as Trump didn't create the people who support him, but he merely spoke to them, so it was with Reagan as well.

              The only reason President Obama was able to do what Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John Kennedy , Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton could not do related to health care, was because during his first term he had a near super majority in the Senate and a majority in the House. IMHO, President Obama actually missed a golden opportunity to enact, at the very least, a private health insurance system with a public option. Ideally though, he could have and should have forced through a single payer system.

              The reason President Obama should have forced through a single payer system is because people who support Republicans are by and large, selfish people (among other undesirable character traits) and they honestly don't believe the government, i.e. the people acting collectively, should do certain things, one of which is ensure that every person in the country has access to adequate health care. This is a fundamental difference between people who support Democrats and people who support Republicans.

              The reason it is ok with Republicans and those who vote for Republicans that at least 22 million people are projected to lose access to health care under their replacement for the ACA, is they approach health care, like they approach everything else, focused on "me" rather than "us". Remember when President Obama made the statement that, "You didn't build that!", and Republicans retaliated and successfully ran political campaigns on, "Yes, "I" DID build that"? Member? You member! You don't member?

              My point is simply this. We have been at a crossroad in the USA for several decades related to how We The People want to govern ourselves. One of the primary weaknesses in our society is that The People don't understand how the founding fathers designed our government. The only flaw in the "practice" of the design is they practiced it by limiting access to it to white males, initially. In the 240 years or our existence, we have yet to make our government of, for and by The People, responsive to The People. For example, ninety percent of The People want common sense gun control legislation to reduce gun violence. Yet, Congress refuses to enact such legislation because of the influence of the gun lobby.

              EVERY SINGLE PERSON in this country at some point in their lives will need access to health care. However, even those who can afford insurance often incur such a large cost that it puts them in financial hardship, and millions of our citizens only have access to emergency room care, which btw is borne by all of the rest of us at a very high cost. Yet, many of The People continue to support candidates who would deny them the same kind of access to adequate health care that they themselves have. I repeat, This is a fundamental difference between people who support Democrats and people who support Republicans.

              So remember when we resist, we don't only resist Trump, we have to resist a party that does everything with a primary focus on protecting wealthy people, by dividing everyone else.


              http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-health-care-bill-cbo_us_59512a7de4b0da2c731d398e?section=us_politics


              Twenty-two million fewer people would have health coverage over the next 10 years under legislation that Senate Republicans aim to bring to the floor for a vote this week, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

              The measure would dramatically scale back federal funding for Medicaid and financial assistance that low- and middle-income people receive to make private health insurance affordable. The hundreds of billions of dollars saved would mostly be transferred to wealthy people and health care companies in the form of tax cuts. And the bill would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the coming decade.

              Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants the upper chamber to pass the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, as soon as Thursday. To date, at least five Republican senators have expressed opposition to the legislation, along with a variety of health care and patient groups, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and AARP.

              Senate GOP leaders, who just released the text of the bill last Thursday, have already made major revisions, adding provisions that would lock people out of the health insurance market for six months if they go without health coverage for more than 63 days. That part of the bill is intended to prevent people from waiting until they develop costly illnesses or injuries to sign up for coverage.

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              The UN's Human Rights Boss Criticized Trump, May, And Duterte

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                  'After deadly militant attacks on London and Manchester, May told The Sun newspaper this month: "If human rights laws get in the way of doing these things, we will change those laws to make sure we can do them."'

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                  'The United Nations' top rights official accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants.

                  'Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments.

                  'The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights told an audience in London late on Monday that strident statements in the wake of attacks risked undermining international rights treaties.

                  '"If other leaders start to follow the same rhetorical course, undermining the (U.N. Convention against Torture) with their words, the practice of torture is likely to broaden, and that would be fatal.

                  '"The Convention would be scuttled, and a central load-bearing pillar of international law removed."

                  'Trump said in late January that he thought the practice of waterboarding - a form of simulated drowning - worked as an intelligence-gathering tool. But he also said he would defer on the issue to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who disagrees with him about the technique's usefulness.

                  "Persistent flirtation"

                  'Zeid said he was worried by Trump's "persistent flirtation" with a return to torture. There was little immediate danger of the United States using torture, but that could change if there was an attack on U.S. soil, he said.

                  '"Mindful of how the American public has, over the last ten years, become far more accepting of torture, the balance could be tipped in favor of its practice," he said.

                  'After deadly militant attacks on London and Manchester, May told The Sun newspaper this month: "If human rights laws get in the way of doing these things, we will change those laws to make sure we can do them."'

                  http://www.businessinsider.com/r-un-rights-boss-cr...

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                  Trump Blasts CNN As ‘fake News’

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                      Trump blasts CNN as ‘fake news’

                      after it retracts story

                      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally,

                      Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) | AP Photo

                      By Louis Nelson

                      POLITICO

                      June 27, 2017

                      CNN’s decision to retract a story published last week tying a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team to ongoing Russia investigations offered the president an opportunity Tuesday morning to attack perhaps his favorite media target, which he labeled “fake news” and questioned for publishing “phony stories.”

                      The story in question, published late last week, reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating the head of a Russian investment fund who met before the inauguration with Anthony Scaramucci, a financier and high-profile member of Trump’s transition team. CNN also reported that the Senate committee was looking into whether or not Scaramucci had suggested that sanctions against Russia might soon be lifted.

                      In addition to the story’s retraction, three CNN employees, including a Pulitzer Prize-winner, resigned from the company.

                      “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on "Russia," with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!” Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. "Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!" he added in a subsequent post.

                      While Trump took the retraction as an opportunity to attack CNN, Scaramucci himself, who does not hold a role inside the White House but still makes occasional television appearances in support of the president, was more conciliatory.

                      "CNN did the right thing. Classy move. Apology accepted. Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on,” Scaramucci wrote on Twitter Saturday.

                      http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/06/26/...

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                      Stephen Colbert, Back From Russia

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                          Stephen Colbert, Back From Russia,

                          Apology For Trump


                          "I’m a big enough man to apologize. And I believe I speak for the majority

                          of Americans when I say this: I’m sorry you’re president.”

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                          Readers Sound Off: California Makes Its Own Immigration Rules

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                              "That’s why the California Values Act, which is on its way to becoming law, would make our public schools, hospitals, courthouses and libraries safe and available to all California residents, regardless of immigration status.

                              "California could lead the way in showing how values-based immigration policy that allows immigrants to access basic protections and directs law enforcement to do its job — not Trump's dirty work — will enhance public safety, keep families together and strengthen the economy for all."

                              https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/26/...

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                              Poll Shows U.S. Tumbling In World’s Regard Under Trump

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                                  The majority of us here at Yabberz won't be surprised at this result. Disappointed that it's come to this, maybe, but not surprised.

                                  I can't wait for the day I wake up and the news is all: "Trump is OUTTA THERE!!!!!"


                                  Poll shows U.S. tumbling in world’s regard under Trump

                                  (This certainly is no surprise. A record, but no surprise)


                                  Global popular opinion matters, Wisner said, in part because it defines how foreign leaders engage with American interests.

                                  The depths of disapproval registered abroad suggest that Trump has undone the progress Obama made in burnishing the American brand. It took Bush eight years, and the quagmire in Iraq, to notch such dismal ratings overseas, according to Pew. It has taken Trump six months.







                                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/poll-shows-us...

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                                  Image Of The United States Has Plunged Under President Trump, Survey Shows

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                                      BERLIN, June 27 (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

                                      https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/27/image-...

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                                      ‘He Colluded Or Obstructed’: Trump Turns Russia Suspicions Against Obama

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                                          'Under fire from Justice Department and congressional investigations, President Trump on Monday attempted to deflect suspicion of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice onto his predecessor.

                                          'In a string of tweets, Trump said it was former President Obama who “colluded or obstructed” for not taking more decisive action against Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

                                          '“The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win. …and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good.”'

                                          https://www.yahoo.com/news/colluded-obstructed-tru...

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