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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Addie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 am

Deeply sorry, MsDaisy. RIP, Katie.
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Post by RVInit » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 am

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by RoadScholar » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:50 am

Lo siento mucho, MsDaisy. We almost lost our son to opiate addiction and my best friend did lose her only son.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Foggy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:01 am

Oh, how horrible. I remember helping throw one of my friends into a cold shower to wake him up after too big an injection of heroin, when I was just 17. Luckily, we were able to bring him around, but it scared me so badly that I never used a needle my whole life.

So sorry to read about this. :(
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:12 am

My deepest sympathy, Ms.Daisy. :grouphug:
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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by June bug » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:21 am

I'm so sorry, Ms. Daisy, but I'm so glad that your best friend has you - even at a distance. :bighug:

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Re: Rest in Peace

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Lani wrote: :snippity:
At the time, there was a treatment in Israel involving anesthesia and an IV. Supposedly, people woke up (if they did) no longer addicted. Some parents sought that.There was also a lot of discussion about the Swiss approach. Addicts could get a legal hit each day at a pharmacy (costing about 50 cents). It seemed to be successful, with people living fairly normal lives, holding down jobs, etc. After awhile, many went on to quit all together. The thing is, once their need was safely and routinely satisfied, they could get their lives together. Apparently, it was successful, and Portugal also choose that path. I haven't followed the info for several years, but found this in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroin-assisted_treatment
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It was originally in the UK that doctors noticed that people with light heroin addiction continued to handle their life fairly normally apart from the need to purchase the drug. This led them to offer a legal way to purchase their drugs. Switzerland copied this approach about 2005, but limited only to the heaviest addicted. Intent is to get them back down to a lower level of addiction where they can again operate with minor restrictions, especially not getting into legal troubles. For these addict the treatment is thru clean pharmaceutical products at low price but only available under doctors supervision. For the medium level addicts of heroin and other drugs there is a well established newwork of stations where methadon is offered as clean substitution for street drugs. These stations offer also free clean needles and a way to dispose the used materials. These stations offer also advise on life in general and assist in contacts with the authorities where needed. As many addicts tend to life rough, many stations also offer sanitary facilities like showers.

Reference in our local languages German, French or Italian available at http://www.suchtschweiz.ch/ (google translate may help to get an English version of kind)

ETA. this tolerance is actually in contradiction to some international treaties that the USA tries to force upon the international community under the guise of the War On Drugs. Switzerland gets regularly pointed out by the USA for this violation. As has been pointed out to the USA that ignoring the reality does not help them in an way.

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Post by Fortinbras » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:55 am

The British method of decriminalized heroin addiction was for registered addicts to come into a clinic on appointment and, with a modest amount of supervision, shoot up, by themselves, in a nice hygienic clinic room, using govt/medically-supplied heroin and needles for assured safety. It eliminated, supposedly, the financial underpinnings of the drug trade and the motivation for crime to feed a drug addiction.

The drawback was that it was too sterile. Addicts tended to want to shoot up in familiar or informal surroundings, frequently with a friend or two, sometimes at odd hours or on impulse. Almost always in the most casual clothes and lying on a sofa or carpet, maybe with music playing. Not sitting up in an institutional metal chair in an institutional tile-walled room, alone, and on a schedule. And, moreover, having their name officially recorded as a registered addict (notwithstanding that their drug dependency might be obvious). A great many addicts (very possibly a majority) stayed away from the govt program, and both the heroin trade and crime by addicts continued unabated.

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Post by Lani » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:22 am

Oh, really? This article disagrees. And reports from Portugal and Switzerland state that there was a dramatic reduction in drug related crimes.
Results showed that supervised heroin treatment produced larger reductions in street heroin use with the proportion of patients achieving 50 percent or more negative samples for street heroin being highest in the injectable heroin group (66 percent). This was followed by injectable methadone (30 percent) and oral methadone (19 percent).

The trial also confirmed the potential for HAT to substantially reduce criminal activity. In the month before the scheme started, patients in the heroin injecting group reported carrying out 1,731 crimes in the 30 days prior to the start of the program. After six months, this fell to 547 offenses - a reduction of more than two-thirds.

Furthermore, analysis showed that the related savings from legal, prison and health service costs would more than cover the cost of treatment; supervised heroin treatment costs around £15,000 per patient per year, while the typical cost of prison is £44,000 per year per person.
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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Lani » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:25 am

Sorry for the threadjack. Sincere love and sympathy to all who have lost people dear to them from this scourge.
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Post by Patagoniagirl » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:53 am

Lani wrote:Sorry for the threadjack. Sincere love and sympathy to all who have lost people dear to them from this scourge.
A thread on addiction and the toll it takes might be good.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Addie » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:51 pm

LGBTQ Nation
Hero cop who danced his way into our hearts at Pride dies of 9/11 related cancer

NYPD Officer Michael Hance, who made headlines two years ago for twerking at a Pride parade, has died of brain cancer at age 44.

Hance, who has been with the NYPD for 17 years, was part of the bucket brigade immediately after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, which worked to clear rubble from Ground Zero.

After falling in front of his home last November and feeling dizzy, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The cancer spread to his lungs, chest, and liver.

“He always liked to help people. He always liked to do good,” his brother Peter told New York Daily News. Hance, who identified as straight, was working at the Pride parade in Manhattan two years ago when a man who was marching with an LGBT sports group started dancing in front of him to Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.” Hance started dancing with him, and the 13-second video clip of the moment went viral.
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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Fortinbras » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:54 pm

Royal Robbins, the dean of American rock climbers, died aat age 82. He was famous for climbing up cliffs, esp in Yosemite, perfecting various techniques in this unforgiving sport and particularly for his advocacy of "clean climbing" - minimal hammering and damage to the rock. When arthritis finally prevented him from climbing, he turned his attention to kayaking.

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Post by SueDB » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:37 pm

“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

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Post by Dolly » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:38 pm

Chuck Berry, Musician Who Helped Define Rock ’N’ Roll, Dies at 90
Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. He was 90.

The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed his death on its Facebook page. The department said it responded to a medical emergency at a home and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. <SNIP>
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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by SueDB » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:39 pm

It's between the quick and the dead especially on this topic/thread... ;)
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:19 pm

First James Cotton, now Chuck Berry. Been a rough week for the big boys.

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Re: Rest in Peace

Post by Addie » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:38 pm

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Post by Chilidog » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:41 pm

meh.

while he may have been important in music at one time, as a human being, he wasn't much.

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Post by Dolly » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:51 pm

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Post by Addie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:03 pm

New York Mag
Jimmy Breslin, 1928–2017: He Knew How to Play This Game

Here’s how you know that Jimmy Breslin was the truest, purest kind of New Yorker: Over decades of work on newspapers, running around against a daily deadline and chasing stories day and night, he never learned to drive. He did it all on foot and by token. “It’s news reporting,” he once said, “and that consists of using your two feet. The only lesson, then, that you could give people is how to climb stairs, because there are no stories on the first floor. Anything you’re looking for is four and five flights up.”

Breslin, who died this morning at 88, found as many of those stories as anyone, in six decades as a reporter and columnist. And although “reporter and columnist” begins to get to his essence, it elides a huge distinction. In the 1950s, the only columnists who went out and climbed the stairs were gossip hounds like Walter Winchell. Political columnists tended to sit in their offices, and then write about what they’d read in the Times. Often (as a colleague from the early days of New York Magazine, Tom Wolfe, has noted) a great reporter got a column as a reward for long service, and promptly went to sleep in the job.

Breslin had indeed been a great reporter in his early days on the New York Journal-American, which he described as “a paper where, believe me, ya couldn’t even believe the weather report.” He’d written a hugely entertaining little book about the awfulness of the ‘62 Mets, called Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?, that caught the eye of the folks at the New York Herald Tribune. He got hired there in May 1963, and did indeed become a five-day-a-week columnist. And then, instead of rocking back in his chair to crank out the punditry, he hit the streets. After his daily rounds, he’d come into the office around 4 p.m., facing a 5:30 deadline, barely getting started as his colleagues were starting to pack up and head for the bar car en route to Westport. As Wolfe wrote in 1972:

“When he sat down at his typewriter he hunched himself over into a shape like a bowling ball. He would start drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes until vapor started drifting off his body. He looked like a bowling ball fueled with liquid oxygen. Thus fired up, he would start typing. I’ve never seen a man who could write so well against a daily deadline.”
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Post by Fortinbras » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:33 am

David Rockefeller, banker and head of Chase Manhattan Bank, died this morning (Monday) of congestive heart failure at age 101.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/busi ... anker.html

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:56 pm

and the conspiracy world on the web turns crazy...
David Rockefeller, Banker, Philanthropist, Heir, Dies at 101

by Heather Burke and Mark Schoifet
March 20, 2017, 3:31 PM GMT+1 March 20, 2017, 4:56 PM GMT+1

Heir to famed fortune was world’s oldest living billionaire
Youngest grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller


David Rockefeller, the U.S. banker, philanthropist, presidential adviser and heir to one of history’s most fabled fortunes, has died. At 101, he was the world’s oldest billionaire.

He died Monday at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York, according to an emailed statement from Fraser P. Seitel, a family spokesman. The cause was congestive heart failure.

Rockefeller was the youngest and last-surviving grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, the nation’s first billionaire. He was the only one of John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s five sons who spent his entire professional career in the corporate world, rising to chief executive officer of Chase Manhattan Bank during his 35 years at the company.

He was also a confidant of world leaders, from Deng Xiaoping in China to Nelson Mandela in South Africa, from the shah of Iran to Henry Kissinger. Rockefeller famously asked President Jimmy Carter to let the deposed shah come to the U.S. for medical treatment, leading to the seizure of American hostages in Tehran from 1979 to 1981.

Rockefeller was equally well known for his philanthropy. In 2006, he bequeathed $225 million to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which he and his brothers established in 1940 to promote social change worldwide. The year before, he donated $100 million each to two New York institutions: the Museum of Modern Art, which was co-founded by his mother, and Rockefeller University, a medical-research school started by his grandfather.
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Post by RoadScholar » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:42 am

Martin McGuinness, Former IRA Commander And Key Figure In Northern Ireland Peace Process, Dead At 66

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