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Re: “Opiate-Addiction Implant Offers an Option to Those in Recovery

This new treatment industry is just ridiculous. A dishwasher has been on buprenorphine for 5 years for an addiction to percocet? JUST QUIT. Yes, you will be sick, yes, it is awful, and then it is over and you can move on.

Unfortunately, I speak from experience. My doctor put me on percocets for 11 months. I quit last August cold turkey after the pain clinic accused me of not wanting surgery just to keep taking pain killers. I went home and spent 4 days in hell detoxing by myself, in a heat wave in August.

You know what? After that, I will never take opiates again. I learned the hard way, something these people all need to do.

We need to stop coddling people, otherwise they don't learn anything and just keep repeating dysfunctional behavior, and we all end up paying for it. Oh, you don't want to be sick?? Too bad, that is the price you pay for taking opiates. You will not die, and you will hopefully not put yourself in that position again. No pain, no gain. Sounds harsh but the truth is never easy to hear.

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Posted by Elrod on 08/07/2016 at 2:34 AM

Re: “House Douses Marijuana Legalization, Cultivation

Right on, Giles. I agree 100%. Thank you.

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Posted by Elrod on 05/04/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Pot Shot: Shap Smith's Marijuana 'Compromise' Misses the Mark

Vote out anyone who voted against legalization.

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Posted by Elrod on 05/04/2016 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Pot Shot: Shap Smith's Marijuana 'Compromise' Misses the Mark

Vote out anyone who voted against legalization. They are dinosaurs and need to go.

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Posted by Elrod on 05/04/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “In Stealth Move, Senate Sends Pot Legalization Back to House

Anyone who votes against this should not be re-elected this fall. Vote them out!

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Posted by Elrod on 04/28/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “After EB-5 Revelations, Ernie Pomerleau Reflects on Failed Deal With Bill Stenger

Mark, I always enjoy your articles and style of writing. Thank you.

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Posted by Elrod on 04/16/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Fraud Cases Against Jay, Burke Owners Allege ‘Ponzi-Like’ Scheme

Is it ironic that a program set up by the government to accept what are essentially bribes in return for green cards attracts a bunch of crooks?

All the politicians share blame for this fiasco. How the hell was $200 million out of $350 million of federal dollars diverted to developers private pockets? Who was in charge of cutting those checks? This makes absolutely no sense at all. They don't just hand over millions of dollars without requisitions for payment to establish exactly what these funds were supposed to purchase, and if they did, then whoever approved the release of those funds needs to be held accountable as well.

This is beyond comprehension that this could be allowed to happen with public money! Private ponzi schemes are one thing, but these guys diverted almost 60% of the total funds to other purposes. There is no way that could happen without collusion between people other than just these two guys.

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Posted by Elrod on 04/15/2016 at 12:49 PM

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