Ain't this some nonsense - Fentanyl test strips

j2048b

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Tumies - sounds like twomies - were big in the 80s til Flynn Pharma stopped making them.

Tuinal , Seconal and Amytal that was the "original" killer , like oxys were and now this fentynal garbage. Those fucking pills put a lot of people in the ground back then and no one learned a damn thing.
Oh contrair mofrair… they learned they could make billlllllions and only get sued…. And pay a tiny portion back….
 

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We live in a capitalist society and fighting the Fentanyl crisis has a much great return on investment.

In a capitalist society the government would not be careful to protect drug addicts, it would be the owners of those places who would be in charge of keeping them off their property.

We are far from living in a capitalist or free market society, in libertarian terms, or as Ayn Rand would describe it.
 

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In a capitalist society the government would not be careful to protect drug addicts, it would be the owners of those places who would be in charge of keeping them off their property.

We are far from living in a capitalist or free market society, in libertarian terms, or as Ayn Rand would describe it.

The cold truth is that protecting people is a side effect of programs like this, not it's main intent despite what's being sold to the public. This isn't a feel good story about doing the right thing for the downtrodden American or coddling drug addicts, this come down to cold hard cash. Programs like this and needle exchange programs have two intents; to preserve/increase the value of an area and increase the capacity of it's emergency services for those who can afford to pay for them without having to actually spend money to expand capacity.

People are dying in parks, public streets, alleyways and all of those are controlled by the municipality. It costs the city a lot of money to send police out to deal with some poor jamoke who OD'd in the park. It costs the city money to then cremate and dispose of the remains assuming nobody takes responsibility for the deceased. Not to mention businesses pulling out of areas that are in steep socioeconomic decline. The cost implications of a state-wide drug pandemic can't be understated.

The people who are affected most by opioid overdoses are at the lowest ends of the income spectrum. For-profit, privately owned hospitals and ambulance services do not make money when they're running around all day servicing people who have no ability to pay for services rendered.

Owners of those for-profit emergency services don't have the cash or authority to fight this problem on a city or state wide level but they do have enough money to lobby the folks that do. Grease the palms of a few politicians and the politicians get a feel good PR story that decreases government spending while quietly reducing the amount of people who have no ability to pay from occupying privately held revenue generating resources.

Its all about money however you choose to label it.
 

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It has always been about money and power, no matter what type of system, but if we analyze what a capitalist system is, the function of the state is reduced to protecting people's lives or property and having a judicial system so that disagreements are resolved peacefully.

The function of the state is not to regulate the economy, it is not to protect adults from their life choices, it is not to help third world countries, to invest in vaccines to fight a virus or to provide remedies to maintain property values.

This is all in the US Constitution, now, all politicians seem to violate more and more each of the amendments.

Of course, everything you say is true, politicians don't care about addicts or the dead, they care about the image that this can give to their municipalities.
 

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In a capitalist society the government would not be careful to protect drug addicts, it would be the owners of those places who would be in charge of keeping them off their property.

We are far from living in a capitalist or free market society, in libertarian terms, or as Ayn Rand would describe it.
Side note ,, Love me some Ayn Rand , she's one of my favorites - Atlas Shrugged is the shit so to speak.
 
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