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i agree , addiction is a disease.however, you have a choice, try or not try.i feel sure cancer patients would love this choice. i know a dementia sufferer who sure wishes she had a choice.. yes , we should try to save lives, but , seems to me , narcan availability has made it worse.im probably wrong, but i think some simply see this as a safety net, and then use even more.i don;t know , i guess all to do is pray. btw, did i mention i lost my son to accidental od?not heroin, rxs and allcohal. MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF US!
Since the Storm Trumpers invaded and took over that site, the same way Putin took Crimea, I don't waste my time there anymore. The PD site is a POS.
Chuckles the Clown
Same shit, different day. Still looks terrible.
Get those goddamned concrete barriers ("anti-terrorist barricades") outta there!
There ARE alternatives!
Chuckles the Clown
At this point, any reporter with an ounce of actual talent should have an exit plan.
Let me start off by saying I have lost a cousin and a childhood best friend in the past 2 years from heroin. I am also a nurse and see how we treat pts with too many opiates, give people narcan for OD and send them out the door. I fully understand that addiction is a disease but I also know with 100% certainty that it is a disease that people have chosen. I believe and this may be heartless and off base that we have eradicated so many diseases, we keep people alive that should not be. That perhaps this is God's way of thinning the herd. As I said in my opening it sucks I have lost family and friends. I know it crosses all ethnicities and financial classes. That with just one poor decision my kids could too end up in this trap. So I educate the best I can and pray. Pray they are smart enough to never go down that road
They can get the drug easier locked up than they can on the streets. Prayers to all the families that are dealing with addiction.
To the person that said lock em up.... news flash but they can get the drug easier locked up than they can on the streets.
For those that think heroin addiction is due to poverty and lack of education, that is completely false. Do you know the street name for the Ohio Turnpike? Heroin Highway. Do you know that some of the most affluent communities in Ohio and in many many states have the greatest increases of heroin addiction? Did you know that many heroin addicts are more mature than the youth or uneducated stereotypes? Why?... opiate prescriptions for pain management. Insurance stops...doctors no longer prescribe...however the need for the med doesn't. Not making excuses, because ultimately the addIct must step up and end the cycle. They have to really and truly want to end their using. Will it be hard? Yes.. Hardest work they will ever do. They have to get clean, cease contact with those that are the wrong influence, even if it's family. They need to surround themselves with sober people. They need to buy in to a recovery program. They have to accept the recovery program. There is no silver bullet to end the cycle, no magic pill to take. That's just the way it is and always will be. They need to demonstrate the patience to let each day of recovery unfold. They have to walk the walk and only walk the walk. They owe it to themselves to let sobriety be their life. It does work. And if they are lucky enough to end up in court ordered rehab program in lieu of jail they outta jump at the opportunity and be grateful there is such a program. All that said...an addict who wants out of the vicious cycle has absolutely nothing to lose by sincerely trying. Because if they don't try and keep trying what they will lose is their life. Leaving behind a pain in family and friends that will never and I mean never ever go away.
Hey, you all at Scene wanted an open-air bus station, and now you have it! And now you have the balls to complain about the aesthetics? Fools.
Say goodbye to the lovely park, Rebol, and everything else the park managed to generate the past year. If you'll notice, people don't hang out at the Greyhound station for fun and relaxation, and they wont do it at the Public Square Bus Transit Depot either.
I lived in Ohio all of my life, until last year. It is true, drugs are everywhere, however Ohio appears to be like ground zero. People not affected by the epidemic will Never understand the pain in Which addiction inflicts upon the entire family. It's not lack of education or just affecting the poor. Heroin is in every walk of life from the very educated to the uneducated. It's affects the rich and the poor. I thought I never had to worry about drugs. My daughter, a Grest student, lots of friends and has a very supportive and involved family. Yept, thought everything was perfect and then it hit us. My daughter is a drug addict and using heroin. Talk about the ultimate smack in the face. No way, we are a Grest family, this cant be true. We thought we did everything right. The guilt and the pain of feeling like a failure are overwhelming. We we're fortunate that my daughter has had years of the best treatment in the US. It's been years and everyday remains a struggle for her and us, just praying that there is not another relapse. Addiction takes over the brain and choice becomes need. I don't expect all of u will understand, but it's hell for the addict and the family. I wish there could be be empathy and understanding from those lucky enough that have never lived in this hell. Addiction is a lifelong struggle and a day to day struggle. Prayers,love and support to those struggling, not hate.
Newsflash, Fake Clown, Ohio is only "The Heart of It All " for the EAST. So why isn't there a western state where this same shit (and it's nine deaths DAILY, not YEARLY, for that other clown) is happening?
You're the ignorant and pathetic buffoon here, pal...with Il Douche in office, I have a lot more to worry about and deal with than drug-trafficking routes, and what junkies are doing, and why.
And just a heads-up...heart disease and tobacco-related illnesses are still the leading killers in this country, and you can look it up. For the record...automobile-related deaths in America are now topping 120 every single day, and the numbers are only going up because of distracted drivers.
So no, it's NOT the #1 cause of death in these Untied Snakes. Educate your own clownish self. Wake up. Wise up. And then, you can also try shutting the fuck up.
Chuckles the Clown
Maybe instead of silencing the male voice you simply make the women's "louder" by advertising those books more,make a little section where people can find books on women's history and famous women through out America.I personally don't think too much about who writes the book I read,so long as it does its job in educating or entertaining me. Women's History month shouldn't be about silencing men it should be about celebrating women and all they have accomplished in America.
A few comments here:
First, while I'm pretty much against most of the "All Aboard Ohio" agenda, Predergast is exactly right with his quotes above. We definitely see eye to eye on this one. And if you don't think it's plausible that the city would make these updates as ugly as possible just out of spite, then you haven't been paying attention to how petty (and ignorant) these people are.
Second: Why have we given the designers a free pass in this debacle? I'm not saying they're at fault here, and chances are they did exactly what their client, the City, told them to do, but there are questions that should be asked of them. Osborn Engineering was the lead designer, their offices are a couple blocks from Public Square, yet I never see them questioned in all this. Let's not forget that the final design is exactly what we got: the big sweeping pedestrian crossing of Superior with buses running thought it. This was the final, reviewed, approved, signed and sealed design. So the mayor closes it to buses for a couple months, and then all the sudden when he has to open it back up, the whole thing is an engineering and safety shitshow? That doesn't add up. Either it was safe and well-designed before and all the crap the City and RTA installed in the last week is complete BS (the likely scenario), or it was a horrible design originally and they're somehow "fixing it" now. Either way, the City and Osborn should answer that question. Even if the design was shit, the City reviewed and accepted it so they're not off the hook regardless.
Finally, in the "people have very short memories" column, we all seem caught up in this very recent development of buses being allowed through the Square and how much the Fed will fine RTA. These developments of the last 6 months are NOT when the City blew it. They had a deal, Frank overplayed the tiny hand he was dealt, the Feds called his bluff, and now that's settled. Dumb for sure, but a minor issue and par for the course around here. Those making the decisions blew it a long time ago. Does anyone remember the original concepts that were thrown around for Public Square years ago, like closer to 6-8 years ago? There were maybe 4 or so that were all pretty unique. At least one had Superior open with the park going OVER it, bridging the road. Before you say putting a park on a bridge is crazy, realize it's not, and exactly that idea has been constructed many places including over IR-71 in downtown Columbus. The idea, along with others, was thrown out for a couple reasons, but the supposedly insurmountable reason was it was deemed too expensive. Which it was at the time, but that's when the budget was thought to be in the realm of $20M (no one had any money for the job yet). Well guess what? The thing ended up being almost $60M when all was said and done. For 60 Mil, all the sudden a lot more seems feasible, like building a true park and open space instead of a glorified bus stop. What could have been.....
Do you people really think Ohio has a monopoly on the Heroin epidemic?? This shit is EVERYWHERE
The cost of sending Trump on vacation to Mar-A-Lago every weekend for four weeks in a row is the same cost of the entire annual Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
We will miss you! Will definitely be stopping in to have a last meal, thanks for joining the neighborhood, Joseph.
While I applaud the design, our experience here was quite a bit less than ideal. It started out very nice. Both the host and our server welcomed us "home", our server even shaking our hands during his introduction. From that point on, it went downhill. After advising we would receive the best service ever, we were also advised that we were his last table and he couldn't wait to leave. We then ordered waters and bar drinks. Bar drinks came out quickly, but I had to ask three times for water and forget about a water refill the rest of the time there. Immediately after putting in our food order, the waiter came with the tablet to check out. He wanted to be sure that as soon as we were done he could leave, he explained. This put us in a very awkward position in tipping as we are being asked to tip before service is even provided. This also meant if we wanted another drink we would have to go to the bar and wait in line and start another tab. The menus were left on the table until I finally put them on another table. What are we going to do with menus and no server?? The food itself was decent but the dining experience was horrid. The person who seemed to be the manager walking around with a bluetooth device in his ear seemed to be more interested in two women sitting by the bar, then the restaurant itself.
As a recovering addict myself it's not cause of lack of education or poverty cause news flash drugs are not cheap! I personally know this family and that's just 2 out of the 15 people I knew who has died in the past year alone of an overdose. This is a sad time in our tiny community all because it's easier to stay high then deal with the withdrawls.
March 22-28, 2017
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