…And On The Bright Side…

 

uh…wait a minute, there is no bright side. Or is there?

Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

Rick Walters, an investigator for the Stark County coroner’s office, had just left for two death scenes: a suicide and an overdose.

From the road, he called the director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to ask for help. He needed more space, he explained — specifically, a cold-storage trailer to act as an overflow morgue.

As with much of the United States, Ohio is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating.

The Friday afternoon request for a cold-storage trailer highlights the epidemic ravaging the state.

So, what is causing the outrageous statistics of death by overdose? What is so wrong with Americans that they are overdosing by the thousands? It has been stated that the overwhelmingly huge numbers of ‘white’ patients who have been prescribed opioids for their physical pain has caused them to develop a habit for which they cannot obtain enough ‘legal’ prescriptions to satisfy and so therefore, they are now running to the corner drug dealer even in rural America. How many Black drug dealers are on Becky and Sarah Lane in Klan Bluff, Kentucky or in Hoity Toity City, Maine? Yeah! Slow your roll! So, blame this epidemic on the pale-skinned variety because you own it. And if you want to try the ‘white’ drug dealer for murder because Becky and Sarah overdosed to death, then start with America’s military whores and the warmongers who they work for because they sent them into Afghanistan to protect that poppy plant that when harvested is given a free plane ride right to the states and straight into the hands of Sarah, Becky, Scott and William and now, their corpses are all lying in trailers awaiting autopsies that will tell us what we already know; they died from an overdose of heroin and other drugs like benzodiazepines and don’t forget, alcohol.

Bakersfield lies in the heart of Kern County, a vast sprawl of lush cropland in California’s Central Valley. Here, accidental overdoses among white women have tripled since 1999, according to federal health data, and suicides have doubled.

The death toll has alarmed health-care workers like Eggert and given rise to a loose network of therapists, nurses, pastors and drug counselors struggling to understand a generation of women overwhelmed by modern life and undone by modern medicine.

Wow! ‘White’ women are dying because they are overwhelmed by ‘modern life and undone by modern medicine’. But what does that mean? Does it mean that ‘white’ women are dying because they have the ability to live in a ‘vast sprawl of lush cropland in California’ and so cannot deal with that ‘hood’ type of environment since it is just too horrific for words? Are ‘white’ women ACCIDENTALLY overdosing to death because ‘white’ doctors are seeing to it that their ‘white’ female patients are given enough prescription opioids to kill them? Your own ‘kind’ is wiping you out while you are somewhere wailing and moaning and gnashing your teeth and all set to blame the ‘Black’ corner drug dealer when it is not the ‘Black’ corner drug dealer that’s getting your ass hooked on opioids in the first place. But you won’t lay the blame where it belongs. It cannot be another ‘white’ person that has given you the means to your end; it has always got to be a ‘Black’ person who is to blame for your ACCIDENTAL overdose. No, it’s not because how do you think that opium that you are ACCIDENTALLY overdosing on gets into this country? And how many ‘Black’ corner drug dealers do you know who own boats and planes to ship that shit into this country? No indeed, your ‘white’ counterparts don’t get off that easily. They are why you’re able to get your hands on enough drugs to get a tag placed on your toe inside a trailer morgue, your drug epidemic is so bad.

So, you’ve got sciatic nerve pain and you cannot take the pain? You went to your ‘white’ doctor and got a prescription for that pain and now that the focus is on those bad, bad opioids, your doctor has been instructed to reduce the number of pills you get and to reduce the strength of those pills and so now, you’ve got to look around to find something else to supplement what you’ve now lost? Heroin time! And now, it’s a needle in the arm for you and OOPS! ACCIDENTAL overdose! Now, let’s blame the ‘Black boogeyman drug dealer’ AGAIN! Nope! Not this time, ya don’t. You get to blame one of your own. Again, you own this!

And next, we have this!

Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals

Deaths in West Virginia have overwhelmed a state program providing burial assistance for needy families for at least the fifth year in a row, causing the program to be nearly out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funeral directors in West Virginia say the state’s drug overdose epidemic, the worst in the nation, is partly to blame.

So, is it ‘Black’ drug dealers providing ‘white’ West Virginians with the cause of their demise[heroin]? Let me see. There are 1,739,988 ‘whites’ in West Virginia making up 93% of West Virginia’s total population and there are 63,124 Black folks living in West Virginia and so are we then to believe that a mere 3% of the population of West Virginia is responsible for the epidemic of drug overdoses of mostly ‘white’ West Virginians? Methinks not! So don’t even go there. And now, who would be responsible for this besides those who take the drugs and overdose on them? Your friendly neighborhood pharmacist who is just filling the prescriptions of the doctors of these patients who overdosed? Or could it initially start with the means to which the doctors could actually write out a prescription for opioids thanks to the fact of those military whores stationed over in Afghanistan protecting those poppy fields and giving poppy plants when harvested, a free plane ride here with the blessings of your government, Americans? Uh..that would be the answer. There is much blame to go around, but the blame certainly cannot be laid squarely at the feet of the ever so put upon ‘Black bogeyman corner drug dealer’.

‘White’ folks, you’d better wake up and smell the reasons for your addictions. While your counterparts have been studying and experimenting on Black people for hundreds of years, they have neglected your ass and now the hand wringing and gnashing of teeth is all the rage because they just did not see this most horrible of all epidemics coming; that of suburban, rural and city ‘white’ America succumbing to the lure and temptation of opioid addiction. No one saw your isolation amongst ‘lush cropland in California’ and near coalmines in West Virginia and in the back hills of Kentucky. It was just taken for granted that you were just loving life seeing as how you had every reason, what with your ‘white privilege’ and all to shield you from everything but drug addiction.

Every day, there is yet another news article on the ordeal that ‘whites’ are going through thanks to opioids. What the hell??!!! Has not the ‘War on Drugs’ been waged since the 70s and so why are we now looking at, not an end to this ‘drug war’, but instead, we are looking at a ramped up and seemingly endless epidemic of drug-related suicides and ACCIDENTAL overdose deaths of ‘whites’? Why? Because the ‘War on Drugs’ was a war on Black people and now karma is a bitch, ain’t she? Thank you KARMA!

And the ‘good’ news just keeps on coming ‘on the bright side’.

The prospect of a Payless bankruptcy is just the last bad news to buffet the retail world. Stores like The Sports Authority, American Apparel, Aéropostale, Wet Seal and PacSun are among the retailers to have filed for bankruptcy protection in the last two years, with some liquidating altogether. On Tuesday, Sears Holdings (shld, +3.79%) admitted there is ‘substantial doubt’ it can stay in business.

Those great paying jobs at Payless, Sears, Kmart, Wet Seal, Abercrombie & Fitch, JC Penney, Crocs, Guess, bebe and the list is endless are going, going almost gone and of course this means more despondency and an even greater need to dull the pain and so grab some more opioids; that’ll make you feel better as it dulls the senses and lulls one into a false sense of ‘all is well’, that is, until it wears off and back to the doctor ‘white’ drug dealer, you go.

Let us not forget the ‘good’ news of Donald Trump’s promise of ‘more great paying jobs for Americans’. Well, Trump, where are they? Because it does not look as though those ‘great’ paying jobs will be in retail. And it certainly does not appear as if many of Trump’s supporters will even be around in four years to vote him back in seeing as how it doesn’t even feel good to PAYLESS. The only person who is getting paid is the pharmacist and ‘white’ drug dealer on Becky and Sarah Lane in Coal Mine, West Virginia. The only persons who are getting paid are the military whores who are stationed in Afghanistan guarding those poppy fields to make sure that opium gets safely to America. Fight the Taliban? What Taliban? There’s opium in dem dar fields, doncha know!

Everybody had enough ‘good’ news for one day ‘on the bright side’? Yeah! That’s what I thought!

And before I forget, let me just finish with this little gem!

For whites across America, deaths of despair are rising

For many white Americans without a college degree, life in America has devolved in a few short decades from one that offered ample economic opportunity into a socioeconomic dead end

That’s according to new research from Princeton economists Anne Case and Nobel Prize-winner Angus Deaton, who grabbed headlines in 2015 with their finding that the death rate for middle-aged white Americans had sharply risen. The new research adds color to their earlier findings, helping to explain what’s driving mortality rates for less educated whites beyond that of blacks and their counterparts in other developed countries. 

Spin it any way you like, but the fact of the matter is, even college-educated ‘whites’ are in despair since many of them are still waiting tables years after having earned a college degree. Many are janitors and are selling shoes in Payless Stores, while they’re still open, that is. So yes indeed, the chickens are coming home to roost and about time, I say! And if I don’t seem one bit upset about all of this, it is because I am not one bit upset about all of this! You thought your ‘white privilege’ would shield you from drug overdose suicides and from the pink slips dished up by a fucked up economy? Not anymore. Your own kind has now made it a fact that you are privileged to die with a needle in your arm thanks to their giving you the means to your own end while they blame everyone else for fucking you up. But you thought that Donald Trump was going to ride in on his white steed and save the day for you? Is it happening yet? Let me know when it does and I will be more than happy to add it to more ‘good’ news ‘on the bright side’!

Years Ago….!

tree with rope

 

Years ago, they put a noose
around our necks for sure.
And now, they just shoot us,
They say our blood ain’t blue and pure.

Years ago, they came to see him,
while he was working in the field.
They told him his blood was bad.
Before I knew it, my man was killed.

Years ago, they said, “You’re free!”
Then they posted a sign instead.
I drank from a ‘colored only’ fountain,
slept in a ‘colored only’ motel bed.

I don’t see that sign no mo.
They hid it with a law.
They said, “No more segregation.”
But segregation was all I saw.

Slavery, it won’t no fun.
and Jim Crow was no joke.
But when King spoke on his dream
I said, “You know you ’bout to croak!”

Now, I sit on this ole stoop,
and I watch drug deals go down.
Don’t nobody want to hear from me,
I’m too old to wear a martyr’s crown.

But if you want a little advice,
live each moment like it’s your last.
Don’t expect too much from life
and you cannot change the past.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

As The U.S. Military Continues To Protect The Poppy Plant In Afghanistan, Meanwhile….

prison in Afghanistan

…the Afghan Taliban just released hundreds of prisoners and nearly half of those ‘released’ were deemed to be a ‘ national security threat’.

The interior ministry said that 355 of the 436 prisoners had escaped.
Of those who got away, 148 were a “threat to national security and 207 were criminals”, the ministry said in a statement.

Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 350 inmates, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security.

Let me just interject here for a moment. The Obama Administration left some 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan to in his words, “We are essentially moving the drawdown pace over to the right for several months … in part because we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help the Afghan security forces succeed, so we don’t have to go back, so we don’t have to respond in an emergency because terrorist activities are being launched out of Afghanistan.”

My question to Obama is “where were the badly needed U.S. military reinforcements when this Taliban prison busting event took place?” Oh, never mind! I think I found out what the U.S. military was engaged in while this prison breakout was occurring.

us military guarding poppy fields

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/the-war-in-afghanistan-is-not-over/

Now, let’s get back to this ‘threat to national security’ by the freeing of these horrible criminals. So, apparently, those of us in the U.S. are to expect to be on ‘high alert’ because a few of these guys are going to get some more fake ass passports, board a plane from neighboring Uzbekistan or Pakistan, manage to get a ‘meet and greet’ with the captain and the co-pilot, sit in the cockpit with them throughout the entire flight all the while taking notes on how to fly an airbus. They are then going to land in America, take three more flying lessons, learn some judo and karate, board three more planes and with knives that are approved by the TSA, take over these planes and fly them into the White House, the Capitol building and the National Monument and mysteriously, one of their passports will be found in the wreckage, completely intact; identifying him as being a member of the Taliban and one of the escaped prisoners that was freed by the Taliban while the U.S. military was still occupying Afghanistan but was otherwise occupied by protecting the poppy plants that when harvested will be given a free flight straight to the U.S.

“Oh, I’m sorry! What did you say?”

“The escaped prisoners are a “national security threat” to Afghanistan!”

“How so?”

“Because they(the Taliban)would like to destroy the poppy plants and get those goddamn American drug peddlers out of Afghanistan.”

“And THEY(the Taliban)are the BAD guys? Get the fuck outta here!”

I found this to be quite interesting, although not surprising.

It is well-documented that the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – protected drug operations.(Big American banks also launder money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this. Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. And the U.S. drug money laundering is continuing to this day.)

The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields:

As Wikipedia notes:

Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001.

Indeed, a brand new report from the United Nations finds that opium production is at an all-time high.

Common Dreams notes:

The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan—a nation under the military control of US and NATO forces for more than twelve years—has risen to an all-time high, according to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey released Wednesday by the United Nations.

According to the report, cultivation of poppy across the war-torn nation rose 36 per cent in 2013 and total opium production amounted to 5,500 tons, up by almost a half since 2012.

“This has never been witnessed before in the history of Afghanistan,” said Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the outgoing leader of the Afghanistan office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which produced the report.

Drug war? What ‘drug war’ is right!

So, to the stupid, clueless, brain dead Americans, get your head out of your ass and wake up to the fact that your stinking ass government is aiding and abetting in the cultivation, processing and distribution of the drugs that you are arrested for, especially Negro people. Your government is the reason why your son, daughter, niece, nephew, father or mother is strung-out on heroin.

The motherfuckers that you worship and hail as heroes are doing nothing more than babysitting some poppy plants and sending them over here to feed your addiction. Do your own research and find out why you’re fucked up and newsfucking flash, it’s got nothing whatsoever to do with some made-up enemy that the U.S. government has called al-Qaeda or the Taliban or al-Nusra Front or even ISIS or ISIL. Because you can thank your CIA for the growth of ISIS since they trained them, gave them weapons and let them loose and now can’t control them. So, the CIA then produced some real good videos of white men getting their heads lopped off and that got you back on board with shouting for more war games in the Middle East because those horrible brown-skinned insurgents are just so goddamn bad. Here’s another newsfucking flash, they are just as bad as those that trained them and Americans, take a good damn look in the mirror because you’re no better. YOU ARE ONE AND THE SAME! Don’t believe it? Wait for the next motherfucker to off his family or kill his own child. Yeah, read this and weep!

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/this-military-hero-needs-a-defense-fund/

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/a-former-u-s-soldier-tortured-and-killed-his-own-daughter/

https://shelbycourtland.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/another-mentally-ill-decorated-iraq-war-vet-goes-the-fuck-off/

Still not convinced? Don’t worry, your turn is coming because you can ignore what you don’t want to believe but when your military hero worshipped killer busts some caps all up in your ass, that’ll make a believer out of you. When you’re shedding crocodile tears because your daughter just overdosed on heroin, that’ll make a believer out of you but then again, knowing how stupid Americans are, you’ll just continue drinking the Kool-Aid and blame it ALL on the Taliban!

 

America’s Priorities:The Department Of Defense, The Prison Industrial Complex And Finally Housing The Poor And Homeless

nukesprisonhomelessgohome
Yes, we Americans…know our priorities and by golly we fund them accordingly. Waste not, want not with…uh…Department of Defense spending.
Defense spending is at historic highs. And though it’s the same size, the same shape, and has the same abilities, the U.S. military costs 35 percent more than it did a decade ago.
A 75 page report released last week, by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments also points out that the DoD spent $46 billion of that total( national defense budget to $703 billion) on projects that failed, due to cost overruns or technical glitches.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/2012-us-defense-budget-largest-since-world-war-ii-2011-7#ixzz2Trtadv1p

The U.S. has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the planet many times over and yet, the DoD needs billions of dollars for what? To invade another country, topple another dictator? Drop a drone on me because I’m wearing a ‘burka’? Sarcastically speaking, indeed, the DoD most definitely needs more billions to basically kill people or have the potential to kill lots and lots of people and if we’re not doing that, we’re incarcerating them.

The U.S. has 5% of the worlds’ population, but we have 25 percent of the world’s prisoners-we incarcerate a greater percentage of our population than any country on Earth,” says Michael Jacobson, director of the non-partisan Vera Institute. Our epidemic of incarceration costs us taxpayers $63.4 billion a year. Incarcerating one inmate cost anywhere from $31,000 to $60,000 a year.
source:www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-5748495/the-cost-of-a-nation-of-incarceration

Now, how much was allocated for housing the poor and homeless? $42.8 billion was the budget for Housing and Urban Development in 2012, much less than what was requested in order to maintain the program at current funding levels.
source:whitehouse.gove/omb/factsheet_department_housing

When we take a look at what we spend money on, it is glaringly obvious where we are in terms of our priorities. First order of business is to be overcompensated in the field of killing, second, if we are not ourselves doing the killing, we’re locking people up because we have an ongoing domestic war and this war is called the ‘War on Drugs’ and we are basically going to incarcerate our ‘drug’ problem away. Makes sense, doesn’t it? It has been working well so far, right? We’ve even ‘privatized’ prison so that a profit can be made off of our tax dollars. We don’t see it, but those who run the ‘for profit’ prisons do. Damn straight!

We have even found a way to spend less money on housing the poor and homeless, lock em up! You see, if they have a record, they’re less likely to be employable or pass a background check. So, we absolve ourselves of a moral responsibility to house the homeless by blaming them for multiple arrests for vagrancy, public urination, being a public nuisance, trespassing and don’t worry, we’ll come up with many more reasons to lock em up. We’re exceptionally good at that. No need to fully fund Housing and Urban Development because we are going to make sure that those homeless people just don’t qualify for the program. Let’s cut the program funds, spend more on destroying and incarcerating people and we can all sleep soundly tonight? Right? Hell no! I say we stop with the bullshit and recognize what SHOULD be our priorities and fund accordingly. We should stop posturing and expostulating over how well we’re solving our drug problem by incarcerating it because we’re not. We should be rehabilitating it. We are just making hardened criminals out of petty drug dealers. We know what we’re doing because those who are making the real money out of this are the actual intended recipients, those who run private prisons.

Housing the homeless? Do you really think the U.S. is even trying when $46 billion was wasted by the Department of Defense and that is more money than the entire Housing and Urban Development budget(42.8 billion)and no one in Washington is crying over the $63.4 billion a year going into incarcerating away the ‘War on Drugs’. Wanna know why? I’ll give you a hint. In Washington, there is a clear but for obvious reasons, unwritten policy, “you scratch MY back and I’ll scratch YOURS!”