It’s May, and despite the fact that Sanders appears to have lost far too much ground to Hillary Clinton to make a serious run for the Oval Office in November, the Vermont senator is still campaigning. He was in Lancaster on, California on May 25th speaking at another rally packed with thousands of his avid fans. Sanders did not disappoint, and he strolled up to the podium with quite interesting entrance music blasting over the PA. What was the song? Try DMX‘s “Where The Hood At.”
Written for and originally posted at Single Dude Travel
If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume 80 percent of the entire global supply of prescription painkillers? Less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in this country, and yet we buy four-fifths of these highly addictive drugs. In the United States today, approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain relievers, and that represents about a 300 percent increase since 1999. If you personally know someone that is suffering from this addiction, then you probably already know how immensely destructive these drugs can be. Someone that was formally living a very healthy and normal life can be reduced to a total basket case within a matter of weeks.
And of course many don’t make it back at all. According to the CDC, more than 28,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2014. Incredibly, those deaths represented 60 percent of all drug overdose deaths in the United States for that year… [Read more]
One of the most beat to death gun control arguments is “Your odds of dying go WAY higher if you have a gun in the home! No one should own guns, guns are deadly!”
Now replace the word “gun” with “opioid-based painkillers” – yes, I mean the Percocets, Vicodins, Oxycontins, and all the others.Now your argument is somewhere between 5 and 107 times as pertinent, depending on the classification of suicide, and addiction/accessibility.
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