11FEB2018 (04:42 UTC-07 Tango 06) 22 Bahman 1396/23 Jumada l-Ula 1439/26 Ren-Yin 4715
“People are addicted to this idea that you have to use tough love, let people hit rock bottom, kick it cold turkey. That works for some people. It kills others.”-Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance
U.S. Department of Transportation revealed a 77% increase in drug use by people working in the transportation industry, since 2006! USDoT administrators admitted the numbers could be higher because their drug testing requirements have “significant gaps . . . that should be addressed.”
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed that ‘offshored’ U.S. airlines maintenance facilities are exempt from drug testing for their U.S. employees.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reported that random drug testing revealed that the number of railroad employees addicted to drugs jumped by 43% from 2015 to 2016! Since 2014 there’s been a sudden increase of railroad accidents involving railroad workers whacked on drugs.
National Safety Council reports that car accidents involving drugs is the main reason why accidental deaths is now the third highest cause of death in the United States! 2016 experienced the largest one-year increase in accidental deaths since 1936 (The Great Depression)!
National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that at least 10.9-million people in the United States were addicted to opioids in 2016!
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the number of opioid deaths in 2016 at a record 42-thousand!
In California, a National Guard sergeant blames the capitalist system for the growing number of homeless people whacked on smack: “…these people are being pushed out not because of laziness, not because they couldn’t try hard enough, but because the system is stacked against them.”-Jason Carney, Vets for the 99%
Sergeant Jason Carney says his experience living with homeless people in Sacramento revealed to him three problems driving homelessness; lack of affordable housing, lack of treatment for mental illness and how easy it is to get drugs, despite the decades of hardcore-prison-filling War on Drugs.
Last month the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force hosted a forum to come up with ideas about how to end the opioid crisis in The Empire State. Even representatives of the New York Police Department blamed the current situation on the decades old War on Drugs: “I’m the living history of the failure of the drug war. The fact that I’m here dealing with the same problems that I’ve been dealing with for the past 35 years is no accident. If we attack this in a more policy-oriented way, to prevent the involvement of the criminal justice system, not only would more treatments be available…”-Jeff Kauffman, former police officer and attorney with the New York Police Department
U.S. Naval Institute News: Coast Guard Fighting New Stealthy, Fast Drug Smuggling Vessels in Pacific
Opelika Auburn News: Alabama National Guard Counter Drug Unit Region D drug bust
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Iowa National Guard in “high operations tempo”
Daily Yonder: New York Opioid Factory Provides Jobs
6abc.com: Ground Zero of Philly’s Opioid Crisis
Washington Post: Black helicopters, the National Guard and Ride of the Valkyries
Crime Voice: California National Guard Helps Bust Meth Dealer
Antiwar.com: Money, The US Military’s Drug of Choice
Truthdig.com: Drugs suspected in U.S. AfriCom deaths, including the killing of Army Special Forces by Navy Seals! Whatever became of that $500 million? “U.S. Central and U.S. Africa Commands did not provide effective oversight of 2014 through 2016 counternarcotics activities. Specifically, neither U.S. Central nor U.S. Africa Command maintained reliable data for the completion status and funding of counternarcotics training, equipping, and construction activities.”
Since 2011 BlindBatNews has revealed the War on Terror is actually the New Opium War: WEST VIRGINIA 1ST TO ACTIVATE MILITIA, MEDICAL MARTIAL LAW!
U.S. Africa Command, HOW IS THE U.S. TAXPAYER FUNDING THIS? DRUGS!
“First it was the bomb
You push the needle in….
Don’t stop to think now….
You fall down to the ground
Feel your body heave
Death’s hands starts to weave…
Now you’re gonna die”-Black Sabbath, Hand of Doom, 1970: