View Poll Results: Is Ohio's Opioid Problem a Terrorist Attack?

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  • Absolutely not. Drugs should be legal. It's their body.

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    Is Ohio's Opioid Problem a Terrorist Attack?

    This article is an interesting look at Ohio's opioid problem. Could it be a terrorist attack whether domestic or foreign?

    There’s an ongoing terrorist attack in Ohio

    There is an ongoing terrorist attack happening in Ohio. It has nothing to do with the Islamic State or political anarchists. The weapons in this case come in the form of heroin and other opioids, and the terrorists are the pushers who spread the deadly poison.

    From the Columbus Dispatch this spring: “At least 4,149 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2016, a 36 percent leap from just the previous year, when Ohio had by far the most overdose deaths in the nation. . . . Many coroners said that 2017’s overdose fatalities are outpacing 2016’s.” Consider that number — 4,149 overdose deaths in Ohio in one year, more than the number who died on 9/11.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.568b48bc0177
    Like other forms of terrorism, the opioid attack will have a generational impact, in this case in a foster-care crisis being left in its wake. In December 2015, our newspaper reported that “a focused crackdown on drug abuse by local law enforcement — a focus applauded by nearly everyone — has led to the unintended consequence of more children who are left homeless."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.568b48bc0177

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    The government helps this along by not making substitutes for heroin readily available along with help for people who want it.

    The pusher? He's just the middle man. The real terrorist are the politicians who blame the police so that this doesn't look like their fault. It's also the police who insist that more policing is the answer, because, you know....it worked so well in the first place. It's parents who after they were done taking all the pills they needed, left the rest of the prescription sitting around to be found by their kids. It's our clueless government who forges ahead with it's ham-fist'd "war on drugs" which is actually a war on civil liberties, freedom and in the end, everyone.

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    This was in the Dayton Daily last week. DeWine has not made one step to solve the 8 murders there.

    They interviewed a family that had moved to Alaska after the killings. Say they know nothing about the killings.
    But,now we have this. One of the main problems is fentanyl. That is whipat is killing so many.Rumor,or not,this Sheriff has good reason to worry.

    Pike County, Ohio sheriff says international gang plans to use laced heroin to kill | cleveland.com
    Last edited by MaryAnne; 6th July 2017 at 06:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    The government helps this along by not making substitutes for heroin readily available along with help for people who want it.

    The pusher? He's just the middle man. The real terrorist are the politicians who blame the police so that this doesn't look like their fault. It's also the police who insist that more policing is the answer, because, you know....it worked so well in the first place. It's parents who after they were done taking all the pills they needed, left the rest of the prescription sitting around to be found by their kids. It's our clueless government who forges ahead with it's ham-fist'd "war on drugs" which is actually a war on civil liberties, freedom and in the end, everyone.

    Hope this helps.
    This epidemic goes far beyond pills.

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    "Terrorist attack" by whom? (I no longer have a WaPo subscription so I cannot read the columns.)

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    Where marijuana has been legalized, drug relegated deaths are significantly reduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    "Terrorist attack" by whom? (I no longer have a WaPo subscription so I cannot read the columns.)
    Can you read mine,Ian? This is close to home for me. I grew up in Scioto County,just South of Pike. We did not know what drugs were. Now,they closed a pill mill in my tiny town,and my article is about an International gang. There is no way one or two people could kill 8, not even in the same house. It had to be a planned execution. I also believe it was terrorism to scare others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Where marijuana has been legalized, drug relegated deaths are significantly reduced.
    That is because they are sitting around too stoned to do anything.

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    Big pharma chasing profits and a system that allows doctor shopping are contributors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    That is because they are sitting around too stoned to do anything.
    In that case, they're too mellow to be criminal - another reason to legalize.
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