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Addicts hurt more than just themselves

August 31, 2013

We applaud the local, state and federal law enforcement authorities for a successful roundup of 36 suspected drug dealers Wednesday in Franklin County....

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Wilford

Sep-04-13 2:50 PM

BJ: I was reacting to something ITProber said. That you took offense to my remarks aimed directly at ITProber is laughable in the context of your condemnation for me being inaccurate by placing a "P" too close to a period. Why don't you grow up, too? Get a toy train to play with or develop some other habit(s).

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bjccd5

Sep-03-13 10:37 PM

Apologies again Wilford, I easily forget how 'Comprehension' only suit's your perception. "Spot on" regarding the article (editorial) itself. "Well crafted" regarding the article itself.Perhaps a little study in reading comprehension would be in order for you. Did you think I wasn't referring to the 'Article itself'? and while you're at correcting everybody, try to study proper editing and spacing!

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bjccd5

Sep-03-13 10:28 PM

Addiction doesn't discriminate rich from poor; black from white; gay's from straight. Poverty is a source from which addiction is attractive, due to the potential $$$ involved in dealing. For many, those addicted become poverty stricken due to the obvious.

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OmarLittle

Sep-03-13 8:09 PM

I don't think you can say that either poverty causes addiction or addiction causes poverty, although they are certainly related. There's a lot of hard drug use and addiction in poor communities, but there's a lot of poor people who don't use drugs too, and there's a lot of them whose families were poor for generations before drugs were widespread. And alcohol and pills, certainly, are big problems in a lot of wealthier communities too. Not saying anyone before me was wrong, totally, but there are too many factors to generalize either way.

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Wilford

Sep-03-13 6:37 PM

"Addiction is not the cause of poverty, rather it is the reverse." ITProber: The reverse of "poverty" is "wealth". Is addiction the cause of wealth? Or perhaps you're trying to convince me that poverty is the cause of addiction..? Not so! Too many rich are addicted to too many chemicals. By the way, "Spot On" is also understandable by "mountain folks". Find something a bit more substantial to complain about and grow up.

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wondering

Sep-03-13 3:02 PM

"Addiction is not the cause of poverty, rather it is the reverse." Absolutely!!!

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ITprober

Sep-03-13 8:13 AM

Addiction is not the cause of poverty, rather it is the reverse. The more you try to educate young people, the more they turn off their ears, as their culture takes over. In today's young society, they are guided by peers more than school and parents. BTW, "spot on"?? What. Are you people from England? Get off the double decker bus. Is that some sort of elitist little catch phrase to feel superior to us little hicks from the woods? Jeeze.....

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Wilford

Sep-02-13 2:12 PM

Bj: "Spot on" regarding the article (editorial) itself. "Well crafted" regarding the article itself.Perhaps a little study in reading comprehension would be in order for you.

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bjccd5

Sep-01-13 8:38 PM

Applause is well deserved for the local round up task forces. But don't get too excited folks, the real problem hasn't even been touched yet. The local "bone heads" who sell to informants are not the real problem, just the sucke.r.s. that get caught!!!!

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bjccd5

Sep-01-13 7:53 PM

"Most are healthy enough to work but as helplessly dependent as wild animals that have been fed and lost their ability to hunt." I made a similar comparison to a dude that deserved being shot by NYSP because he acted like a wild animal and was SCOLDED by PC~!!!!! HMMmmmmm.......

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bjccd5

Sep-01-13 7:49 PM

Well crafted? Really? Wow, Wilford so out of touch!!! Hitting upon the real issues perhaps, but spot OFF!!!!! The suspects are not off the streets and the few that went to the county lock-up will be back at it shortly, with better sources to supply the locals.

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OmarLittle

Sep-01-13 12:38 PM

Drugs are bad, mmmmmmkay.

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wondering

Aug-31-13 12:06 PM

Interesting! The editor can use the word h-e-r-o-i-n but commenters cannot.

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wondering

Aug-31-13 12:05 PM

"Most are healthy enough to work but as helplessly dependent as wild animals that have been fed and lost their ability to hunt."

I don't doubt the accuracy of your statement but at the same time it does one little good to have the ability to hunt when the super wealthy have corraled all the game into their private exclusive preserve. How about an editorail focusing the link between rampant unemployment and drug abuse?

As you say, education in the perils of drug addiction are warranted. An honest appraisal of the dangers of all the drugs on the legal and illegal markets would be helpful. More people die each year from prescription drugs than from those that are illegal. Also when all illegal drugs are lumped together such as including pot with cocaine, meth or ****** the info presented loses it's credibility.

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Wilford

Aug-31-13 7:59 AM

Well crafted editorial. Spot on!

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