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Let's break down #TheGreatOpioidLie.
1-"Over-prescribing was the cause of the opioid crisis."
First according to the Medical Board of CA, there is no legal definition of 'overprescribing'.
Second, it is a THEORY that the mandate to treat pain led to the overdose crisis
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2-The Gov's own stats disprove the access theory. As access to RX meds declines we continued to see a steady increase in drug deaths.
Seems something else might have been a the heart of why we saw a rise in ODs and continue to see record numbers of PEOPLE dying.
3-Could it have been the collective trauma we all experienced after 9/11, then we sent our loved ones off to war, and they were being sent home with broken bodies, then the financial collapse, outsourcing of manufacturing jobs, people losing homes, retirement, investment accts... Image
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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Beautiful @LawrenceBJones3 amazing @FoxNews coverage of #fentanyl #FentanylCrisis thank you for raising awareness of the threat of accidental fentanyl poisoning and opioid overdose risks #CrossCounty #SpringBreak2023 #SpringBreak #MiamiSpringBreak🔥
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid made in Mexico with precursor chemicals from China. Fentanyl is different from other street drugs — it’s incredibly potent. A tiny dose can be lethal. Other street drugs, including counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs, can be laced with fentanyl.
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Happening now: US Senate's Annual Worldwide Threats with:

@ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines
@CIA Dir William Burns
@DefenseIntel Dir LtGen Scott Berrier
@CYBERCOM_DIRNSA Gen Paul Nakasone
@FBI Dir Christopher Wray…
"We are increasingly seeing rising competition in the technology space with authoritarian regimes that are challenging democratic norms at home & around the world," per Senate Intel Committee chair @MarkWarner
#China's communist party "is now a near-peer competitor with the United States in its economy, technology & military capabilities" per @MarkWarner
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On 28 Feb 2023 the House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing, “Every State is a Border State: Examining Secretary Mayorkas’ Border Crisis” chaired by Hon. Mark E. Green (R-TN) 🧵 @RepMarkGreen #BidenBorderCrisis #ArtIVSec4 #fentanyl…
Green: “Our homeland faces an unprecedented crisis along our Southwest border. This crisis threatens the safety of all American families, no matter where they live in the U.S. Criminals, weapons, trafficked persons, and illicit narcotics are pouring across our borders.” Image
Green: “Make no mistake, this crisis is a direct result of Secretary Mayorkas’ Open Borders policies that they began implementing on DAY ONE. In 2021 alone, the Administration eliminated or began to shut down 89 successful border security policies, leading to the current chaos.”
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On 1 March 2023, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance, chaired by Congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona, held a hearing on The Fentanyl Crisis in America. #fentanyl #BidenBorderCrisis
Biggs (0:45): Inaction is no longer an option. Most recent and deadliest wave of opioid deaths began in 2013 with a sharp increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids particularly illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Just 2mg, the amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, is fatal.
Between 1999-2020 approx 564,000 people died from overdoses involving an opioid — prescription or illicit. In 2021 however opioid deaths surpassed 100,000 with 67% of those deaths involving fentanyl. Let that sink in. In just one year we saw more than 100K opioid overdose deaths.
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About the House hearing on #fentanyl on Tuesday, Feb 29th...

This woman is VERY angry that the Trump admin provided COVID aid and didn't watch her sons.

It's the government's fault for helping people during an economic crisis?

The GOP is wasting taxpayer money.
Source for info about Ms. Kiessling's sons:…
Source for info quoted from the CATO Institute:…
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All #fentanyl analogs in the black market are a product of drug regulation/prohibition.

Imagine making choc chip pancakes and finding that your spouse refused to buy choc chips so you find something that looks like choc chips and use those instead. Well, those were laxatives 🧵
2. I’m sure that analogy isn’t the greatest, but let’s talk about “true” fentanyl. The ingredients to make true fentanyl are no longer easy to access or buy because govt regulation restricted who can purchase those ingredients… and now cartel labs can’t find those ingredients.
3. The solution to this problem for cartel labs is to use alternative ingredients that LOOK like the normal ingredients for making true fentanyl. So like the pancakes made with chocolate laxative, fentanyl made with alternative ingredients are no longer the “true” product.
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Let's uncover something with #SubstanceSaturdays

1/ #Xylazine is a sedative and analgesic drug that is commonly used in veterinary medicine to sedate and immobilize animals. It is also used as an anesthetic in laboratory animals and as a tranquilizer in horse racing.
2/ Xylazine is a Schedule III controlled substance under the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, meaning that it has a potential for abuse and dependence, and it should be used under strict medical supervision. One of its nicknames is "#tranq".
3/ Unfortunately, Xylazine is being used to contaminate the drug supply, and it is being sold as a street drug. This is a dangerous practice as Xylazine can cause serious side effects, including respiratory and cardiovascular depression, and even death in high doses.
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THEY'RE HEROES: @SeattleFire+@SeattlePD saved man's life earlier today in #Seattle as he overdosed on #fentanyl. When will lawmakers realize this is a drug addiction crisis? You can't build your way out of this! @GovInslee @MayorofSeattle @kcexec @SeattleCouncil @CMAndrewJLewis
CHANGING NARRATIVE: We see it on 3rd Ave+Little Saigon daily. City leaders must now admit it’s an addiction crisis. Every encampment is littered w/drug paraphernalia. Out of record 310 homeless deaths last year, majority were #fentanyl related. #Seattle

-70% fentanyl related.

-18 homeless people died by homicide.

-35 homeless people died from natural causes.

-10 homeless people died from hypothermia or exposure.

-7 homeless people died from suicide.…
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STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: In latest update, @KCPubHealth's Dr. Faisal Khan says, "the medical examiner's office is now struggling with the issue of STORING BODIES because the fentanyl related death toll continues to climb."
@GovInslee @kcexec @MayorofSeattle #Seattle
AMERICAN TRAGEDY: @jasonrantz first to report on this grim development impacting #Seattle, #KingCounty, and our entire region. Khan says medical examiner's offices nationwide dealing with same problems with storage of bodies related to #fentanyl deaths.

CURRENT PLAN NOT WORKING: Elected officials must now admit it’s an addiction crisis and it must be prioritized. Every homeless encampment is littered w/drug paraphernalia. Out of record 310 homeless deaths last year, majority fentanyl related. #Seattle

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1. #China has been involved in illegal fishing in #EEZ of over 80 countries with over 10 million hrs of fishing.

This is a mega report and tweet thread on #Chinese illegal fishing in world's oceans and its impacts.

Read/download the complete report:…
2. The #Chinese fleet is often found guilty of #overfishing,
killing protected species,
falsifying licenses and docs,
seizing territories &
producing tons of sea #waste.

Read/download the complete report:…

3. IUU: #China has been consistently ranked num. 1 on various parameters of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) rankings.

According to the IUU rankings report 2021, over 60% of its vessels are involved in IUU fishing worldwide.

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"The utilization of #midazolam, #propofol, #fentanyl, #ketamine, and #cisatracurium began trending up in mid- to late March [2020], with propofol and cisatracurium use peaking between April 3 and April 9." (… ; )
"Deaths in long-term care facilities accounted for more than a third of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States for much of the pandemic — at one point, rising to about 43 percent of all coronavirus deaths..." ( )
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There's no friendly way to put this:

The new CDC Opioids Guidelines are a farce when it comes to saving patients' lives.… #chronicpain #opioids #opioidcrisis #fentanyl #lawenforcement #drugs #politics #health #disability #disabled #cancer #addiction #pain
The CDC 2022 update is not meant to reform the guidelines

It's meant to absolve the CDC of guilt & wash its hands of an opioid prohibition & crisis it helped create… @elizableu @yashar @chadfelixg @conor64 @lhfang @stillgray @joerogan @TaylorLorenz
Christopher Jones, acting director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention & Control

Said the guideline is about "improving the lives of patients living with pain.”

Then why did the CDC push further & deeper restrictions against patients?
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#BREAKING @CBP reports 233,740 migrants were encountered along the southern border in November alone-- 2,466 more than October. These are the highest numbers reported for November on record.

Agents tell me they felt busy in November last year w/174,845 migrants encountered. Image
Of the 233,740 encounters—13,150 were unaccompanied minors— Compared to 12,024 in October.

66,984 migrants were expelled under #Title42 — There were more expulsions in October with fewer encounters according to @CBP

Title 42 is still in limbo and may end December 27th.
The official @CBP “Monthly Operational Update” for November:…
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Drug checking is a #harmreduction tool aimed at combatting the dangerous consequences of illicit #druguse. However, some critics say that it actually promotes drug use – but they’d be wrong!

Let’s find out why 👉💡🧵:
First of all, consuming illicit substances from the black market comes with huge risks: unknown dosage and purity, the presence of unexpected (potentially dangerous!) adulterants, and the constant influx of new, unresearched chemicals. #DrugChecking directly combats these risks.
But what exactly is drug checking?
It is the chemical analysis of substances which, according to the @EMCDDA, allow drug users to receive “information on the content of the samples as well as advice, and, in some cases, counseling or brief interventions.”
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NEW: "The greatest long-term threat to out nation's ideas, innovation & economic security, our national security, is that from #China" @FBI Dir Christopher Wray tells House Homeland Security Committee
"The Chinese gvt aspires to equal or surpass the US as a global superpower & influence the world w/a value system shaped by undemocratic authoritarian ideals" per @FBI's Wray "We are confronting that threat head-on"
"The @FBI has scores of investigations open into the #China in all 56 of our field offices" per Wray
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Our reporting at @NPR has found no substantial link between #fentanyl smuggling and immigration. Overwhelming majority of smuggling from Mexico comes through legal ports of entry and does not involve undocumented migrants. Republican politicians continue making this false claim.
Here are some receipts on #Fentanyl disinformation, some linked to partisan Republican messaging.…
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BREAKING CAPITOL HILL: Reject a Lame Duck Omnibus & Reduce Spending to Pre-COVID-19 Levels @freedomcaucus

"The American people cannot afford another Democrat spending measure that would exacerbate inflation and continue to fund the agencies waging war on their freedoms." #ampFW
“The radical left agenda is endangering the American people. Are we going to continue to fund the very bureaucracy that is causing Americans to die…Not one more penny for tyranny that is undermining the security of the American people.” @RepChipRoy #fentanyl #ampFW #BorderCrisis Image
“They signed up to be sanctuary cities. I’m glad that Republican governors are sending migrants to their cities.” @WarrenDavidson #ampFW Image
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Streets of Philadelphia, Kensington Avenue, What happened today, Aug, 2021. #fentanyl
Berlinn said her son is suffering from a #fentanyl addiction, which has left him homeless and physically bent at a 45-degree angle.

“A lot of people say, you have to let him hit rock bottom,” Berlinn said.

“My son’s rock bottom I believe is death.”
Drug Users Are Nostalgic for ‘Old-School Heroin’ as Fentanyl Takes Over

In many former heroin strongholds in the U.S. and Canada, the opioid is disappearing, fueling #fentanyl overdoses and prompting some users to push for a renaissance.…
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#China is buying up US Farmland & Real Estate (right next to US Military Bases, not just 1x 😉). #Huawei #5G has issues that #Trump was right about.

Legislators 'concerned' but really aren't doing anything about it.

Then & Now...…
Executive Order 13873 of May 15, 2019…
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I spoke to a “Director of Harm Reduction” at one of the BIG nonprofits the other day.

This person told me that by handing out foil/pipes/straws, they were making “connections and engagement”.

He was explaining to me how his sole source/no bid contract program would work
A few tidbits from our conversation:

First, he explained to me how when I was out running the streets, What I really needed was someone to provide “harm reduction techniques” to help me.
I thanked him for reinventing MY life experience & explained that all I needed was what I got~@ACSOSheriffs gracious offer of jail/treatment.

Dude,(NOT in recovery) I woulda grabbed that pipe and appeased you all day as long as I could get high and you where providing the tools
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Let me break this down to 1st grade level for at @sfgov :

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LIVE now: U.S. Senate
Update on the Ongoing Federal Response to #COVID19: Current Status and Future Planning
Rochelle Walensky @CDCDirector
Anthony Fauci @niaid director
Robert Califf @US_FDA commissioner
Dawn O'Connell @HHSGov assist secretary…
Tough questions from Sen. Burr -- "Tell me what the plan is for ending this epidemic."
Action steps?
As usual, @SenRandPaul is asking #Fauci hostile questions. His issue today is questioning whether there is any evidence that any #COVID19 #vaccines benefit children in any way. "Where is the proof?"
And now he's onto side effect risks...
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I think more people need to understand what these Open Drug Markets/Scenes REALLY are.

These are not people simply “down on their luck”. We are talking about people IN CRISIS with severe drug addiction and mental illness.

Literally surrounded by drug dealers peddling death.
These open drug scenes are VIOLENT.

Citizens are being traumatized by the crime/health hazards/ death that comes with these scenes.

Beatings and rapes occur on a regular basis.

Addicts suffering with no hope or help from their city and state leaders.
If you are lucky enough to escape these Open Drug Scenes, the trauma will most likely last a lifetime.

My daughter’s testimony would bring you to your knees.

I have asked @GavinNewsom to listen to us and take steps to SHUT DOWN THE OPEN DRUG MARKETS.

Silence from @CAgovernor
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