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Comment Lefties? (Score 1) 10

If not being heartless is being a leftist, then I'm leftist. Letting children die so you can become even more filthy rich is just pure evil.

This is a drug that costs less than ten bucks to manufacture that stops children from dying a horrible death from a severe allergy. Charging six hundred bucks for it is beyond criminal and wel into Evil with a capital E. Satanically evil.

Comment Taxes are punishment? (Score 1) 4

If taxes are punishment then the rich need their taxes tripled after all the unpunished evil they've done so far this century. The poor are being punished enough - by the rich. If having to pay for roads and bridges is punishment, then having to pay for food and water is, too.

As a Christian, I have no problem with taxes (Mark 12:17). Of course, if you worship mammon rather than God, taxes would indeed be punishment.

Comment Re:Well... (Score 1) 6

The trouble with long-term use of them is tolerance. The longer you take them, the less effective they are. That's why so many overdose right after rehab; they used the same amount of drug as before, and that dose which would barely give them a buzz is now fatal. Lately, research is showing that long term, their use is counterproductive.

The reason why "the left" is telling doctors to stop prescribing them is because the Oxycontin junkies have become heroin addicts. Why not just prescribe heroin in the first place? Oh, yeah, fewer profits for big pharma.

I do have friends with chronic conditions taking these medications and I worry about them. I have arthritis, and have had since I was a teenager. When I was stationed in Delaware the pain was so bad I had to literally crawl out of bed (worst possible weather for arthritis there) and spent a LOT of time in sick call. Odd, they never prescribed that junk back then.

It isn't about alleviating people's pain, it's about filling pockets and purses with more gold from the infirm and it's disgusting.

Comment Re:The idiocy of the reporting (Score 0) 178

"...applications who is sole aim..." HUH? Is English a second language for you? I think the word you want is whose.

I hear they stopped teaching grammar in grammar school, is this true? I've certainly seen more grocer's apostrophes and misused homophones (like whose who's, there's theirs, etc) in the last ten years than in the previous half century.

Comment Re:Smart refrigerators (Score 2) 178

Indeed. Most IoT stuff, like his fridge, are really stupid. Like the IoT kitchen stove you can turn on with your phone... WTF??? You DON'T want the stove on when you're not home!

Adjust the A/C with a phone? What, you're too damned lazy to walk across the room? Stupid! If I can turn off the heat with my phone, so can the FSB.

I may have to buy a TV even though the one I have works perfectly fine, because it may not be long before you can no longer buy a dumb TV.

It's bad enough that my computers and phone are hackable, I don't want anything else I own on the internet at all.

People are stupid, though, "Ooh! Shiny!"

Comment Well... (Score 1) 6

You're misrepresenting what I said. There are people abusing all sorts of drugs that the drug companies have nothing to do with, but that doesn't change the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people who started with prescription opioids and are now using and addicted to heroin.

IMO opioids should not be prescribed for chronic, non-fatal conditions. Short term, like after surgery? Yes. End stage cancer? Sure. Arthritis? That's brain-dead stupid. But doctors are prescribing them for it and they shouldn't.

Comment I'm quite ignorant of the KKK (Score 1) 2

All I know about them is they hate blacks, Jews, and Catholics (presumably all non-protestants, but as I said, I'm ignorant). What views do they have that aren't hateful? I'm curious.

As to BLM, the entire reason that movement HAD to happen was because there really ARE people who think black lives DON'T matter, including black gangsters and bigoted whites. You have some citation for BLMers advocating hatred or violence?

Like the late humorist Will Rogers said in the 1930s, "all I know is what I read in the papers" and I have a LOT more newspapers available than he did, thanks to the internet.

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