Opioid Crisis Getting Worse - Reports From Massachusetts And Ohio:
Things are getting really bad all across the nation, especially when it comes to the Heroin/Opioid epidemic. Two new reports have come out from Massachusetts and Ohio that are really eye-opening, especially for communites like ours, that are [relatively] sheltered from the brunt of the crisis.
In Massachusetts, besides the rapid rise in overdoses, the concern of emergency workers and civilians alike is the rise in discarded needles strewn about. From the Boston Herald:
The Herald continued with statistics about the rise in discarded needles across the States:
In Ohio, a different kind of problem is emerging according to CBS News. Not only did 4,000 people die of opiate/opioid overdoses last year, but this year the amount of Narcan being used to revive people who overdosed on these dangerous drugs.
In Middletown, Ohio city leaders say they've surpassed the $11,000 they spent on narcan last year, and are on pace to spend more than $100,000 this year.
Middletown City Councilman Dan Picard has proposed something quite radical to combat this problem in Ohio...
Picard is proposing a "three strikes" plan. Those who overdose once or twice would have to perform community service and pay off the cost of the emergency response. If they don't, there might not be a response the third time.
"I'm a city counselor," Picard said. "My job, as a city counselor, is to make sure this city can continue to function and provide services to its citizens. And at the rate we're going, we've got to do something."
In Columbia County, I do know that we are having issues with going over-budget, especiallly with regards to autopsies. As soon as more details are available, they will be provided.
Game Of Thrones Season 7 - New Ratings High:
Game of Thrones, HBO's incredibly immoral, sexually deviant, pornographic, violent and mildly entertaining show has reached new heights of viewership after this weekend's premiere of it's 7th season on TV.
Leaving the previous series high of 8.89 million snared for its Season 6 finale in June 2016, last night’s “Dragonstone” episode snagged 10.1 million viewers for its premiere. Telling of how TV is consumed today, the opener pulled in another 6 million viewers on same-day DVR playback and streaming via HBO Go and HBO Now.
The 10.1 million viewership total is up 27% over what the Season 6 debut drew in late April last year. That season opener was basically even with the then-record-breaking Season 5 premiere of April 12, 2015.
Whatever you do, just don't let your kids watch...
Main Stream Media Latches On To Anything To Avoid Reporting Real News:
Well folks, the MSM continues to twist reality, warp events and stir the pot in an effort to report on anything other than #RealNews.
Over the weekend, conservative commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter was mis-handled by Delta Airlines.
Ms. Coulter pre-booked her tickets, and paid extra for a 'prefered seat' on the soon-to-be failing airline, only to have her seat given to another passenger, and be escorted to another seat with no explination from the airline as to why she did not receive the seat she had booked.
Certain media sites made the false claim that she lost her seat BECAUSE of her Twitter rant, but that was not the case.
So Delta, instead of using the 'Customer is always right' philosophy, took the time to excoriate Ms. Coulter on Twitter for her little rant, saything that it was "unacceptable and unnecessary."
Honestly, if YOU paid extra money, and spent your time carefully choosing YOUR seat on an airline, wouldn't you be a little ticked off?
Just when you think it's safe to fly them again, the worst airline in America is STILL: @Delta— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
Hey @Delta, you mind telling me why it was an "emergency" to move someone else into the seat I had carefully chosen in advance and booked?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
Suck-ass @Delta spends all this $$$ on beautiful aircraft & then hire Nurse Ratchets as flight attendants & gate agents.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
.@Delta employee questionnaire: What is your ideal job: Prison guard? Animal handler? Stasi policeman? All of the above: HIRED!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017