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Swamp_Yankee

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  1. Swamp_Yankee

    Rt 23 Fatal Accident Due to OD

    Regardless of how the drugs get here (not really interested in that debate/don't care), I'm not aware of anyone who has ever been forcibly given heroin. People take drugs because they want to and that's entirely on them.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    I'll pass on the "understanding," but thanks anyway.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    Vdep pretty much said it all but this post represents the whole problem in a nutshell. At some point parents stopped saying "not my kid" and started saying "Oh well, they're going to do what they want anyway once they get out into the world, so no sense in trying to be a parent..." If that is the new approach to parenting, good luck stopping the flow of drugs.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    My faith in NJWW is restored! Would rep you a hundred times if I could. Why is this not the prevailing thinking on this issue?
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    Ugly Weather coming on Wednesday

    With the way the weather has been going it should be spring by Friday and then winter will return on Monday
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    It looks like I got archer and buckhound to agree-I suppose that's a first... Interesting to see that they have the same stance on drug use.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    With regard to living in a bubble, I suppose you could say that. We surround ourselves with the types of people we want to be around and who we want our children to be around. I have two young daughters and one child on the way-we get together with many families from their school, our church, etc...and drug use is just not a part of that. Maybe it is for some people, but not us. As far as a family member "getting hooked," my dad had an uncle who was a degenerate drunk who just sort of faded away after he had been locked up for his umpteenth DUI, but that was about it. Family or not, I would not tolerate that kind of thing around my kids, and quite frankly, I can't understand anyone who would. It's fairly simple, children imitate and emulate what they see. How you act as a parent and what you allow your children to be exposed to directly influences what they will do as they get older.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    There are hundreds of billions of gallons of legal alcohol brewed/distilled in the United States every year-are we a nation of alcoholics? No. There are hundreds if not thousands of places across the country that offer legal gambling-are we a nation of degenerate gamblers? No. What makes illegal drugs different? It all comes down to individual choice. For that to happen I would have to be "friends" with an addict. I have a job, a home, and a family and don't associate with such people. I have to admit this is about the strangest thread I've ever happened upon on this site.
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    Ugly Weather coming on Wednesday

    It might look like nothing but it's a PITA to deal with. 3 feet of snow pushes off of the road easy-you spread some salt behind you and you're done. This 1-3" crap with ice on top you can't plow up so you try to throw salt at it which doesn't work half the time because its too cold, etc... Give me feet of snow any day over this garbage.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    I just don't understand making excuses for addicts who ruin their own lives (and their families lives) by choice, that's all. I never smoked dope either, so I guess that's why I'm on the other side of this one. Didn't realize there were a lot of drug users here-that's a shame...
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    Ugly Weather coming on Wednesday

    I would love to live somewhere where the ground freezes in December and stays frozen until March. This freeze-thaw cycle all winter long nonsense is rediculous.
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    Anyone Bored Yet?

    Firewood, spring road maintenance, painting the nursery, building a new chicken coop, fixing fences, clearing brush, etc...can I come be bored with you?
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    I could understand pitying addicts families because the addicts themselves are monsters who see their families as nothing more than a source of funds for their dope, but why the addicts? "Addictive personality" (which is a bunch of horsehockey IMO) or not they ultimately make their own choices-no one else does it for them. Also, don't be quick to assume that someone you don't know hasn't overcome serious challenges. I and my family have overcome many, only none of them had anything to do due with making poor choices about illegal drugs. As an example, watching your wife struggle with a difficult pregnancy to the point of almost losing the baby, watching that baby endure a major surgery and difficult recovery at 6 weeks old, all while holding down a job and taking care of a family and going to school is "overcoming a serious challenge," and may even be an "unfortunate circumstance." CHOOSING to shoot up a bag of heroin, on the other hand, is not. I guess I am squarely in the minority here, but all of this "addictive personality" and "the doctors/pharma companies made me do it-blame them" sounds awfully leftist to me. Are you guys for the whole safe injection site/needle exchange thing too?
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    It was just surprising to read. Not exactly the type of thing you would expect to hear from a site where the membership is (presumably) God fearing, law abiding, hard working folks. I don't really buy the whole "dependence on pain killers" thing either. I've been prescribed pain killers of various types (as have millions of people) for sports injuries, after surgeries, etc...and honestly, some of them I barely even took because the feeling they gave me was worse than the pain so I stuck with prescription strength doses of Advil. I couldn't imagine taking them if I didn't actually need to.
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    Unbelievable Fentanyl Bust

    After reading through all of this, its a little disappointing (and surprising) to see the attitude taken toward dopers on this site Its hard to understand why anyone would make excuses for these people and their poor choices.
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