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4 Dec
@RonToye @vicmignogna Hi @rontoye & @Lupinfan83 & whoever else might be interested,

Considering most of this is like 2 or 3 years ago my memory isn't perfect, but as far as i can recall & look at what stories are still around on the topic...

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@RonToye @vicmignogna @Lupinfan83 It is true many of the original stories, especially those carried by the media like @AnimeNewsNet have been deleted or were asked to be taken down

This is a reference to such:

boundingintocomics.com/2019/05/21/blo…
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4 Dec
this is pretty bad, there is nothing said to make clear the deaths are overwhelmingly caused by illicit black-market street quality, FENTANYL

Never made or meant for medical use,
#opioids #news #opioidcrisis #medicine #healthcare #health
There's an argument the initial phase of the crisis, 1990s & early 2000s was sparked by prescription opioids,

There's no evidence then or now deaths themselves were caused by anything that ever came in an orange bottle
#healthcare #health #journalism #cnn ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
So many things here being conflated here,

Dependence is not addiction
Addiction & overdose deaths are not the same things,

These deaths are mostly accidental including first-time casual users

addiction isn't always the cause of death
reason.com/2021/11/24/sho…
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3 Dec
highly recommend people check out @slsatel most recent piece on medical ethics & how woke politics is taking over everything quillette.com/2021/11/30/wha… @Quillette @clairlemon #medtwitter
i think even if U disagree & think equity statements are useful,

i hope we can agree that even still, this shouldn't be the highest priority for the AMA or other medical organizations

side projects are 1 thing, making it the main show while ignoring bigger things is a problem
I strongly think its a bad idea, but ignoring real problems to put out circle-jerk statements about how moral & noble you are is by itself a dangerous thing,

it leaves people like pain patients out in the lurch while you are making nice with all your DC friends
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3 Dec
i stay out of the wars between factions & camps,
my main concern is doing a great job as a journo,

I know some might find this disloyal or whatever,
but my priority is & always has been to do a good job as a truth-teller & occasional entertainer
My experience is if U let concerns of loyalty outpace truth, then U can put Urself in ugly positions

using a softer framing for a contentious issue or a vulnerable population is fine to a point,

but U should never say what U know to be false cuz its an easier pill to swallow
It might seem at the time to be beneficial to sell fake news to your audience cuz they want it,

But you are doing them no favors by helping them to believe in a fantasy
#journalism #journalist #journalismmatters
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3 Dec
Is this the first time the an official Whitehouse spokesperson said the word anime,

I think it might be,
#anime #politics #PoliticsLive #POLITICO
Now we need Harris, then the secretary of state, then the Pentagon, and finally President Biden needs to work the word anime into a conversation

Then Anime needs to be brought up during the presidential debates for Unprecedented anime-vocalizingz
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2 Dec
Speaking to the Economic Roundtable of San Francisco. @CatoHealth #CatoDrugWar

I'm only 10 minutes in but so far so good,
@dr4liberty is always great on the opioid & pain topics

cato.org/multimedia/med… #chronicpain #opioids #opioidcrisis #dopesick
one thing i notice watching his appearances is Dr Singer is always so concise,

always able to pack a ton of important information in just a few short minutes
The story at minute 5 about a patient's opioid phobia is pretty good btw,

if you want to jump in that's a good place imo
cato.org/multimedia/med…
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1 Dec
getting retweets from both @nickgillespie & @benshapiro is pretty neat, i respect both of them so I'm grateful,

plus @JackPosobiec & others,
its appreciated, thank you
so many people have sent me positive DMs,
Thank you for that too
And of course how could i forget @SirajAHashmi & @Zigmanfreud 🤗

Both creators and journos i respect & read,
too many cool people to keep track of them all
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30 Nov
Amazing @MikhailaAleksis Peterson had @slsatel & I talk about the opioid crisis, govs failed response💊

Mass patient abandonment via Opioid Prohibition🤯
#chronicpain #opioidcrisis #Dopesick #DopesickHulu #crime #JordanPeterson #JoeRogan @jordanbpeterson
In this interview @MikhailaAleksis:
Why are patients being abandoned en mass?

How did the opioid crisis happen?
Why are all efforts by public health failing?
@joerogan @dr4liberty @GhanaboyPharmd @sullydish @bdomenech @wil_da_beast630 @brad_polumbo @LPNH
We had 100K overdose deaths in 2021,
despite opioid prescriptions being at historic lows

Millions suffering & dying needlessly
How F#$% did this happen?😠
@ConceptualJames @thehoffather @bernybelvedere @SonnyBunch @CathyYoung63 @chadfelixg @DrewHolden360
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28 Nov
because nothing appeals more to the majority comics buying audience, middle-income 50 year old straight white males, than Tennis 🤦
#comics #dccomics #tennis #directtvstream
this ad has been in my feed constantly since September,

I'm sorry, its ridiculous, this is done to make Williams & media people happy, not the comics buying audience
#comics #dccomics #marvel #mcu #tennis #manga #advertising #news #DCAboveAll #WonderWoman
Just think this ad through for half a second:

"I wasn't going to get another justice-league issue but i just had to have that one with @serenawilliams"

nerdist.com/article/wonder…
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27 Nov
1 aspect of my body I'm not happy with is my terrible immune system

while I didn't officially become disabled until I was 18,
my quality of life often was effectively chronically ill growing up,

I catch everything, & when I get sick I stay sick for twice as long as others
For my teen years, I literally got pneumonia every year
Being always sick made keeping up with school really difficult, especially with my caring responsibilities

My grades struggled & until college I believed I had no intellectual potential at all
I bring this up to point out a major modern broken aspect of our medical system & the way American society approaches an illness,

Specific identified illnesses & diseases,
names & cures, societal false/true for claims of illness
#chronicpain #DisabilityTwitter #medtwitter
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27 Nov
w/ total respect @JackPosobiec
U are wrong,

for 1 thing this happened under encouragement & punishment by federal gov

For another chain pharmacies weren't pill-mills,
those ops are mostly independent,

which is why suits are being rolled back
reason.com/2021/11/24/sho…
no way to measure illegitimate prescriptions from legit,

DEA admitted under oath they had no way to track which orders were unethical or illegal

Yes there was overprescribing, but it isn't the fault of Walmart & CVS, as our system is physican-based
happywarrior.substack.com/p/crime-of-the…
@JackPosobiec suits are being rolled back
like in Oklahoma & California

public nuisance lawsuits w/ no teeth & little hard evidence to say these pharmacies were doing anything but what they were regulated to do

Blame Sacklers, but it ain't Walmarts fault
reason.com/2021/11/10/okl…
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27 Nov
My turn on fun & razor-sharp podcast
⚔️Cut the Bull🐂is up & ready to Go!🤺

Thanks @wil_da_beast630 @CDouglasLove3 & @ShemekaMichelle🙏

Awesome interview!😁
cutthebullpodcast.com/1759989/9618365 @TheNakedGirlz @WhitlockJason @StuDoesAmerica #chronicpain #harmreduction #Politics @Podcast_CTB3
Great Convo😆
Real solid discussion on tackling the opioid crisis from a realistic conservative position🤔

#podcasts #healthcare #opioids
@ShellenbergerMD @ConceptualJames @TimRunsHisMouth @redsteeze @realchrisrufo @EsotericCD @NoahCRothman @TuckerCarlson
#chronicpain I hope u like it🧐

IMO a good & bawdy convo on how others outside see the crisis & find common-cause w/ them🤝
cutthebullpodcast.com/1759989/961836… @StefanKertesz @GhanaboyPharmd @headdock @dr4liberty @fightpaindaily @tal7291 @speakingabtpain @ChadDKollas @RyanMarino @maiasz
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25 Nov
Top down solutions mean someone that doesn't want to cut back will have to
Obviously not appropriate for everyone, but mass prescription numbers by itself are not evidence that individuals are taking too many
In other words: You first
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30 Oct
providers caught up in disciplinary action viewed as “good doctors” practicing within accepted norms of patient care.

physicians never charged with any crimes but could not recover after their practice had
been shut down, records confiscated, or had poor publicity in the media🤯
“They were coming in and busting a lot of docs and then making it so… that we didn't need that law to be
afraid.”

#chronicpain #opioids #WestVirginia #health #healthcare #disability #medtwitter #Pharmacist
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30 Oct
Anime & Manga are amazing,
but both facets of the industry is how terribly they treat their workers,

But that is a problematic Japanese business practice that you can find all over the place
crunchyroll.com/en-gb/anime-ne… #anime #manga
Then you have to ask:
as compared to what?

Animators & comics creators aren't paid very much hardly anywhere, both industries rely on underpaying talent & getting cheaper work outside of the country
Even video game development,

its a common business practice to treat workers like crap during crunch & outsource major sections of development to cheap companies in Malaysia & Vietnam,

So Anime & Manga in that sense aren't much worse than many big entertainment industries
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28 Oct
from @speakingabtpain fabulous lecture at the FDA prescriber workshop Image
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public health looks at opioid prescribing from a top-down view, as what is the total national amount of opioids prescribed,

Making decisions based on lowering this number,

But they don't know what is happening to individual patients & don't make decisions based upon it Image
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28 Oct
I'm seeing these type of posts all over my comics social media,

Nerds that aren't particularly politically engaged & are turbo nerds are feeling very frustrated with the BIG 2 these days
#comics #dccomics #Superman #JonKent @BoundingComics @BleedingFool #mcu #marvel Image
most of these collectors aren't comicsgate fans,
these are hardcore comic book fans that couldn't care less about the news of the day,

That DC is doing the impossible, finding a way to alienate them, is down-right impressive
Factor is totally ignored,
These guys are the ones buying the majority of books,

keeping the flame alive🔥

DC & Marvel are managing to scare them away💨
#comics #comicbooks #graphicnovels #dccomics #dc #mcu #marvel @BoundingComics @TheQuartering @YellowFlashGuy @Nerdrotics
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21 Sep
Very Cool😎
Presenting my 1rst article w/ @reason

Most Opioid Settlement Funds Aren't Going to Addiction Services

It doesn't work that way
reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… #opioids #health #healthcare #drugs #addiction #medicine #disability #opioidcrisis #chronicpain #MedTwitter #news
Americans take at face value the claim opioid settlements will provide justice for victims & necessary funding for addiction treatment

Despite what media & politicians may say,
that isnt how this works
reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… #HarmReduction @maiasz @filth_filler @ZachWritesStuff
A repeat of the largest settlement in US history,

the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement in which 98% of the funds ended up in states general budgets

reason.com/2021/09/21/mos… @CathyYoung63 @GhanaboyPharmd @national_pain @bernybelvedere @brad_polumbo @conor64 @wil_da_beast630
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3 Sep
🪅Too weird to not be believed😵‍💫

@Roblox the Massive Online Gaming Platform Rife W/ Scams & Abuse, & uses children as free labor 🎮😵

thefederalist.com/2021/09/03/the… #roblox #RTC #gaming @SophNar0747 @Grummz @YellowFlashGuy @TheQuartering @RealClownfishTV @neontaster @InsideRoblox
Thanks go to People Make Games who first did the legwork on this story & it was their report that inspired me to cover this story

Great channel that is very informative & interesting

@chrisbratt @anni_sayers @Quinns108

#gaming #gamers #peoplemakegames
Roblox is Yuge,

Arguably most popular video game on earth,
40 million players login in daily to play 50 million different games (experiences)

The size of 7 Ubisoft's,
Next closet competitor is Nintendo
#gaming #gamer #gamedev #roblox #YouTube #twitch #streamer #robux #kids
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1 Sep
On the Australia Subreddit, this post has over 10000 upvotes

tutanota.com/blog/posts/aus…
1. Data disruption warrant: gives police the ability to "disrupt data" by modifying, copying, adding, or deleting it.

2. Network activity warrant: allows the police to collect intelligence from devices or networks that are used, or likely to be used, by those subject to warrant
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28 Aug
fyi Colorado,

opioid money isn't going towards addiction spending,
its going into the general budget
the-journal.com/articles/plans… #opioids #colorado #government #politics #sackler #purdue #opioidcrisis
"Under the framework, 60% of Colorado’s settlement proceeds will be distributed to 19 regions of the state. Regional Governance Councils, made up of local leaders from each region, will make decisions about how to spend the money & provide reports"
there is nothing that says this money has to be spent on addiction services, NOTHING

That sweet sweet opioid litigation money is going to general budgets & pet projects,

If u are lucky, you might get a new Otter refuge
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