Addiction Crisis

We have a ”crisis” in our Canadian province, & elsewhere I’m sure.

Many are dying from overdoses of drugs laced with Fentanyl, a very dangerous drug. Its not just the homeless, or the ones who willingly use for recreation, or to get ”high”.

The trouble is, doctors are causing a lot of the addictions by over-prescribing opiate pain killers for people in agonizing, or sometimes not so agonizing, pain, then after a time, cutting the person off with no weaning. The person has quickly become addicted, & will go to the streets looking for relief. This makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Now government has alloted tax money to address this ”crisis” rather than spending it on adding more doctors, & operating rooms to repair the pain problems to start with!

I happen to be one of those people needing hip replacement, & in daily worsening agony, but I refuse the opiates, because I don’t choose to add addiction to my pain already. I have been in this situation steadily now for 4 years, & waiting for my surgery since formal diagnosis last September. I am 70 years old, & for some weird reason not getting any younger, & am fed up with spending my senior years waiting, with what’s left of my lifespan, for repair!

Frankly, I’m getting sick & tired of the government being in control of when we are allowed to have these fixable issues fixed!

We have very good insurance that we pay premium monthly rates for, but I can’t afford to pay for private surgery, & shouldn’t have to.

I should be bald soon…….from tearing my hair out!

………And no, running to a place of worship, falling on my arthritic knees, & praying to some non-existent deity will help, or change things!

*Screech!*

Ugly Suit

Ugly Suit
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When the store manager returned from lunch, he noticed his  
clerk's hand was bandaged, but before he could ask about the 
 bandage, the clerk had some very good news for him. 
 
"Guess what, sir?" the clerk said. "I finally sold that  
terrible, ugly suit we've had so long!" 
 
"Do you mean that repulsive pink-and-blue double-breasted  
thing?!" the manager asked. 
 
"That's the one!" 
 
"That's great!" the manager cried, "I thought we'd never get 
 rid of that monstrosity! That had to be the ugliest suit  
we've ever had! But tell me, why is your hand bandaged?" 
 
"Oh," the clerk replied, "after I sold the guy that suit,  
his seeing-eye dog bit me." 


Eye, You, and Donald Trump

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question from the audience at one of the New England Council’s “Politics and Eggs” breakfasts in Manchester, New Hampshire November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder – RTS6IWM

I think I found the source for Donald Trump’s approach to public speaking. There is a clear precedent for his approach to communication.

It’s Jane Elliot!

Jane Elliot is of course the Ohio grade-school teacher made famous for a classroom exercise in which she taught her students to discriminate against each other on the basis of eye-color. If you watch her in action, you can see the elements of Donald Trump’s rhetoric style unfolding before you.

It’s funny, because I’ve been thinking for some time that I have never seen anyone lie so readily, so easily, and in the face of such clear counter-evidence. Never have I seen anyone whose praise or whose censure…

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Online Posting

I like the internet for many things, shopping, reading library books, music, researching, some social sites, etc.

I am somewhat put off though that most people can’t/won’t put a sentence together without it being overloaded with foul language, rudeness, crudeness, & general unpleasantness.

I use the computer for entertainment as well as the other things mentioned, but this constant barrage of crude, filthy language is in no way ”entertaining”. I usually end up X-ing out, & staying with pages that don’t involve people posting!

Is it just me who has had more than enough of this? 

Something just crossed my mind…..

I am not a political type but can’t help hearing the news everywhere, and an odd thought crossed my mind last night. 

What with scummy Trumpeter’s insultingly rude, arrogant, blowhard, lying, backstabbing, name-calling, completely disgusting attitudes, calling on foreign hackers to get busy, etc., I half wonder if this isn’t a deliberate effort to throw the US election, to make sure a woman will be president.

It sure is beginning to look to me as if he is deliberately getting ruder, & more insulting by the hour, because I think the following he’s collected has been something not quite expected, so he’s making himself worse to put people off…………..just sayin’………….

Meow  >(^-^)<