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1-Objective: SAVE LIVES.
Recently I said a #SafeSupply is the pinnacle of saving lives but I realized it's not; it's the FOUNDATION, upon which we build policies to actually save lives.
I'm going to refer to this moving forward as the GOLD STANDARD in reducing #DeathsOfDespair. Image
2-Drugs would be legalized. A safe, known potency supply of substances created by existing drug manufacturers. It would include supply for RX'd medicines as well as for OTC public, adult, sales and consumption. Similar to how alcohol is sold & consumed now.
#SafeSupply Image
3-The BILLIONS UPON BILLIONS being funneled into the #DrugWar and the 'opioid crisis' would be put into improving efficacy and access to AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, including mental and dental health, while bridging gaps in regard to other #socialdeterminants of health. Image
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Makes me sad-
The same arguments/facts we were making back in 2014 when Share Our Pain was one of the few E-advocacy groups here are the same things new people are just realizing.
Siobhan Reynolds-way before that.
All the anti-opioid PROPagandists know.
2/EVERY #chronicpain pt needs to know our history re: our advocacy. Siobhan Reynolds was a lion, hunted down by GOV, cut down in the prime of her life.
Her voice will echo through time, forewarning the atrocities we see rapidly increasing in real time now.…
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1- I remember way back when advocacy for pain pts started merging with the addiction community's advocacy.
Pushed back on ADX community's mantra of opioid 'over prescribing' & stated that drugs don't cause ADX.
Maia Szalavitz chastised me, told me to basically stay in my lane.
2- In fact, many in the 'upper echelon' of advocacy still embrace the #PainParole status quo & the 'over prescribing' narrative.
Usually if one pushes back, we're blocked or put on the blacklist of CPPs, and now there's even a blacklist for 'rogue' addiction advocates. 🤔🤫
3-You see I was here advocating since the time when the first seeds were being planted on Twitter re: our E-advocacy. #ShareOurPain was a small ragtag group of CPPs who banned together for the cause. This was before there even was an 'upper echelon'.
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I commented on the CDC's rewrite.
For whatever that's worth.
I'm exhausted, angry, & now grieving a loss that no parent should ever have to face.
I've had my health & ability to live stolen and lost far too many people I love and care about to this #OpioidInsanity.
2- My comment?
You have no intention of ending this atrocity. You have had people in the pain community chasing their tails for years while asking for our input and 'comments'.
3-We've explained over and over that we are suffering and dying out here in the real world. That MDs tell us to our faces that they are AFRAID of the DEA, and that we are not worth risking their licenses over.
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1-Let's be clear. If it weren't for the false narrative that RX opiates were driving OD deaths, no one would be supporting 'saving' people battling addiction.
2-It was only after (white) Uppper & Middle Class Americans, (especially people of affluence), began losing loved ones and kids due to a deadly drug supply that the 'false narrative' about 'opioids' became mainstream.…
3-Drug deaths & addiction, even to 'opioids', has been around a very long time. In fact, the drug war, like any other war, is a profitable enterprise.
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@BBCPanorama #boxingandthemob #kinahan #MTK

Here's an interesting parallel tale from 1980's boxing! 🥊


1.Dark Money (Fraud/Stole from banks)
2.Associated with big name boxer (Ali)
3.Paid Boxers/Trainers over the odds
4.Laundered stolen💸

If you control the big name (e.g. Fury) & there is a lack of scrutiny in professional boxing - Bingo!

-Big name📸📺
-Grow brand📈
-Attract more fighters🥊💰
-Appear mainstream
-More shows/opportunities 2 launder💸
-Side deals (podcasts/clothing/vodka/property)🤝💱
-Big following
In some ways - Hats off - Good business!

Entertainment product - Fans - Leverage brand✅

Key issues though;

According to Irish, Spanish, UK police the source of those funds R allegedly from criminal enterprises!

(Drugs, Logistics/Trafficking, Weapons, 💰Laundering services).
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#TitoThePlagiarist, a thread
#TitoTheEnabler is a man of blunders & he never ceases to make us cringe. During Taguiwalo’s confirmation hearing, he insulted her, calling her as “na ano lang.” @serrano_rene @mrsunlawyer @ricci_richy
At the #RHLaw debates, #TitoThePlagiarist copied Kennedy’s line w/o proper citation & he made excuses to belie plagiarism accusations against him. @ProDeoEtPatria7 @ToniSpeakEasy @CigarettesAstro @juanelyas @NakaupoAngTuta @iAmSuperPissed @kikorustia
#TitoThePlagiarist supports death penalty for high level crimes including drug trafficking. He is confident that it will be passed. #NoToDeathPenalty @purplepoetry88 @BulanArtem @EstelleSelfie @walrus77777 @pripri_gosakto @Kimboo1627 @IdentikitThom
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Former vice president #JoeBiden has a sordid history of opposing progressive #CriminalJustice legislation, spearheading draconian #police and #immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America’s failed #WarOnDrugs.
by @AlanRMacLeod… #drugs
With over 2 million people locked up across a network of private & public #prisons, the US has by far the highest #incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
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Part 1
A tale must be told about the siblings branding themselves as clean but pure lies. We shall begin our story w/ #ErwinDDSTroll. A thread
@ogie_rosa @HelloTimTim @leisbeth_recto
@ToniSpeakEasy @PunchTheLies Image
#ErwinDDSTroll’s mouth has always put him in trouble because he is a staunch #InutilNaPagong ally. He insulted a former general when the latter declined his interview request. He earned PMA's wrath. #BadMouthErwin

Our #PersonaNonGrataBoy hasn’t learned his lesson yet when he was at it again. This time he insulted Dapitan City & even criticized it for the slow counting of votes in the 2019 elections. @TheGodfatherXXI @supernegatrona

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Some funny goings on in #Liverpool under the stewardship of #JoeAnderson 👀

My current viewpoint might be influenced by some of the TV shows I watched during lockdown #Subura #Gomorrah #GangsOfLondon #LineOfDuty

But, it has a whiff of a Mafia fiefdom🤯…
- Merseyside Police investigating City Council
- Lancashire Police - #OperationSheridan
- Serious Fraud Office, North West Serious Crimes Unit & GMP investigating property scams
- Council finances not being signed off by an auditor for the last 5 years

Something smells fishy🐟👀
Now, I realise it sounds bonkers to link TV shows about the Italian Mafia and how they infiltrate local councils and municipalities - I mean, that wouldn't happen in Lancashire or Merseyside... would it!?

Well, ye. It would...

Have a look 👀…
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#THREAD: List of FOREIGN films I LOVE.

- Mostly crime thrillers, action and intense drama.
- OTT will be mentioned in the tweet. If not, please help yourself.
- No #Korean here, separate thread for that.

Do share your opinions!
1. #Incendies (Arabic, French)

This film is first on the list cos I believe no other film can match up to the impact that it left with me. Was shell-shocked watching the climax. IMO, Denis Villeneuve's best work till date. Image
2. #TheRaid: Redemption (Indonesian)

The first fit into the tag of a 'complete action film' for me. Non-stop fun with all ranges of mixed martial arts and tense situations. I revisit this whenever I need a shot of adrenaline. Streaming on AMAZON PRIME. Image
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Special Analysis
"Ultimately, as long as Americans continue to pay top dollar for illicit #drugs, Colombians will continue to pay in blood."
by @AlanRMacLeod #Columbia #DrugWar #WarOnDrugs #FridayVibes #FridayThoughts #CocaineConvention
Jorge Ivan Ospina, the Mayor of Cali, visits the crime scene where the bodies of five young men were found.
Photo | Twitter via Jorge Ivan Ospina
#Columbia Image
Despite protests of historic proportions fueled by anger over corruption and a brutal right-wing crackdown, the unrest in #Colombia has garnered remarkably little international #media attention compared to #Venezuela.
by @AlanRMacLeod and @_whitneywebb…
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"It didn’t matter that no #drugs were found—nothing but a hydroponic #tomato #garden and loose tea leaves. The search and #SWAT raid were reasonable, according to the courts."
by John Whitehead #gardeningtips #WarOnDrugs #DrugWar #TuesdayThoughts
Civil discontent leads to civil unrest, which leads to #protests and #counterprotests, and instead of restoring order, local #police stand down. Tensions rise, violence escalates, and federal armies move in.
by John Whitehead…
The real purpose of qualified immunity is to rig the system.
by John Whitehead… #PoliceBrutality #jakeblake #TuesdayThoughts #KenoshaUprising #KenoshaProtests #JacobBlake
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As someone who has been quite familiar navigating the limelight, he has been exploiting his fame and that of his family to expand his portfolio, entering politics as his retirement plan. Image
He is pretending to be a man of God, preaching his scriptures and using the bible to condemn other people’s sins but he himself is a sinner. #HypocriteManny

One of the Ten Commandments is thou shalt not commit adultery but he had an affair before with a starlet that almost ruined his marriage, earning his in-laws’ wrath.
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2016 was another turning point in our nation’s history. We had tasted small victories after the long reign of Madam Glory so most of us demanded for MORE, opening the door to false prophets that promised everything and anything. #BakitMoKamiInaswang
One of them created his own myth, a bubble of lies that fooled many. He was framed to be the savior by his cult for they believed he was genuine and cursed a lot. #DDS101

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I would like to start this Friday with a worthy hashtag and I will nominate someone to give his/her entry. I'll start #IfIWereThePresident I would veto #TerrorLaw and begin #MassTestingNow. What's your entry, @jcpunongbayan?
Another one: #IfIWereThePresident I would allow #ABSCBNFranchiseRenewal and #DefendPressFreedom. What's your entry, @mariaressa?
Another one: #IfIWereThePresident I would end the #DrugWar against the poor but catch the big 🐟. What's your entry, @ChelDiokno?
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Pic of soldier guarding the 👑’s poppy farm in Afghanistan for ‘Poppy’ Bush who was a 👑 asset. Did you think he was called Poppy as a term of endearment? #Opium #DrugWar #Heroin Image
More pics from #DrugWar in Afghanistan. How many trillions of tax payer’s $ laundered for this? ImageImageImageImage
So many lives lost over this #DrugWar. This was was about #Adrenochrome too. Many Afghanistan murdered for their blood & organs. ImageImageImageImage
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Want a feel for how extensive, entrenched and structured the hatred in America is for our tens of millions of drug users? Take this #ThoughtExperiment with me....

#Stigma #PWUD #PWID #DrugUse #HumanRights #PublicHealth
#HarmReduction #NormalizeHR #SafeSupply #SCS #SIF

IMAGINE for a moment that you woke up tomorrow to the news that the entire retail #alcohol supply in the #US was randomly contaminated with deadly levels of #fentanyl. A one ounce shot could put you into respiratory arrest in 120 seconds, quickly followed by cardiac arrest.

The proper administration of #NARCAN within minutes or #RescueBreathing is your only hope for survival; #911 and #EMS can’t get there that fast.

Now IMAGINE for a moment what the governmental and civil society response would be to this news...

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Sista Kimba
Book of Mormon
Secret Text
Just Believe

Hiya Uganda!
U have a
lovely mud hut.
If u just put down the gun,
oh, I'll leave."

Mormon Drug #Missions
Mexico #SinaloaDrugCartel
Mormon polygamists

*Plural Marriage
Drug Cartels

Church of Later-day Saints
w their *American God,
distancing themselves from
#fundamentalist/polygamist groups
split from Mormon church
who have navigated life
amid #DrugWar
in northern Mexico.

Utah <> Mexico…
Long unaffiliated w
mainstream church,
#polygamist Mormon
communities put down stakes
in N. Mexico
originated in late 1880s,
when # of families moved
2 #Chihuahua + #Sonora.

Incl Miles Park Romney,
great-grandfather of
Senator #MittRomney,
Republican|GOP of #Utah
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I like how @fthilbayan answers questions in this senatorial debate. He explains his thoughts using analogies, easy to digest and are substantive. #PHVote #TheFilipinoVotes
.@ColmenaresPH is very articulate on defending his position on PH-China relations too!
Gigil na si Bato. Hilbay tells Dela Rosa: Your #WarOnDrugs has failed Bato tells Hilbay: How dare you say drug war has failed?

Bato: Paano ako kakalma, mag isa lang ako dito. Ang dami nila!

But where are we on the #drugwar?…
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Sa kulungan ng mga babae sa Camp Karingal sa QC ay nagsisiksikang higit pa sa sardinas ang 900 detainees sa isang kwartong dapat ay para lang sa 90. Siyam (9) lamang ang banyo at isa (1) lang ang paliguan para sa lahat.
Dahil bukas sa lahat at laging okupado ang mga pasilidad, ang pagtulog, pagdumi at pagligo ay mga gawaing casual na lamang para sa sinuman. Nahubaran na ng hiya at dignidad.
Sa Dorm 5 ng Manila City Jail, nagkukumpulan sa espasyong dinaig pa ang dog pound ang 518 detainees. Nakadisenyo ang kwarto para lang sa 170. Sala-salabat ang mga kamay, paa at ulo ng mga natutulog sa sahig.
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