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  • 14 hours ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    Yes, we can all agree that drug addiction is bad for society, but this place isn’t fighting drug addiction it’s just managing it.

    As I said before, the goal should be to reduce the total number of persons addicted to drugs. This program doesn’t do that, not in any meaningful way. If Insite were part of a mandatory treatment protocol, where members had to progress along a structured program designed to get them off of drugs completely, then that would be one thing, but it’s not. This program is no more effective than putting an AA pamphlet at the end of a bar and hoping for the best.

    And there are better programs (that would actually produce results) that society could focus on. Things like: Law enforcement initiatives that offer amnesty for drug turn-ins (something I’ve been wanting here in the US for years), adult education programs on dealing with family and friends who are suffering from addiction, or even- and I fucking hate admitting this, faith based programs that have had decent results in fighting addiction using the church community as a support structure.

    There are plenty of ways to get people assistance and help fight drug addiction, without the Government helping them shoot up.

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  • 1 day ago
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    This comment has gained traction and has turned into a conversation.

    So just to be clear, they think the answer to their "opioid crisis" is to make it easier for people to use opioids?

  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    But they're not actually doing that much good, at least from a curative standpoint, hence the opioid crisis.

    The goal should be to reduce the total number of people addicted to opioids, not to take all the opioid users from one place and put them somewhere else. I mean this is getting dangerously close to Sponge Bob logic.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for treatment over punishment for users, but I completely disagree that making it easier for them to do drugs is the right way to go about it.

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  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    Well, first of all, there is a big difference between killing someone and not preventing them from killing themselves, but that's neither here nor there.

    Second, are you honestly making the argument that nearly 3.5 million people going to this place to shoot up over the last 12 years is a good thing? Even if only half of them were there to get high, that's still over 1.2 million people with a Government needle in their arm, and we're only talking about one location, in one city. That's not fighting opioid abuse, that's facilitating it.

    And as for the "research suggested those who visited the clinic were more likely to pursue detox programs" bit, that's great. How many actually did? Hmm? How many of the Insite members actually went to detox or rehab? How many have actually stayed off drugs? "More likely" is great but "more likely" is a fairly deceptive term, I hear it all the time in economic circles from people who are usually selling something. Tell me how many people have actually gotten off drugs by going to this place because I gotta tell ya, 3.5 million people over 12 years and an ever worsening opioid crisis doesn't exactly fill me with confidence that this place is helping at all.

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  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    I don't know, but I'd imagine that opening up a State sanctioned shooting gallery probably set them back a bit.

  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    That's like offering the morbidly obese free meals to encourage them to lose weight.

    I get that they mean well but it seems to me that the goal should be to eliminate opioid abuse, not give it a safe space.

  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    You know, when the news starts sounding like the premise of a fucking James Bond movie, maybe it's time for society to slow down a little. Just sayin.

  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    So just to be clear, they think the answer to their "opioid crisis" is to make it easier for people to use opioids?

  • 1 day ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    If you ever want to know what "fake news" looks like, this is it.

     

    First and foremost, this article starts off with a bold-faced lie:

    Georgia judge overrules jury to incarcerate Ramad Chatman in unusual legal case...

    The judge absolutely did NOT "overrule the jury"- the judge can't overrule the jury in this case. Judges can overturn convictions as a matter of law, but they cannot overturn a jury's acquittal. Period. Ramad Chatman was found "Not Guilty" by the jury and that acquittal still stands. But there were two separate issues here: A) Did he rob the convenience store, and B) Did he violate the terms of his probation:

    A) As I just said, he was acquitted by the jury, so "A" is a dead issue.

    B) His probation violation hearing occurred before the criminal trial, not after. The way the article is written it makes it seem like the judge was upset that he wasn't convicted and so he decided to lock him up anyway, which is not at all what happened. Second, he was a convicted felon on probation for robbery and he was charged with another robbery, there's not a jurisdiction in this country where someone doesn't get violated for that, I don't care if they're white, black, green, or purple. Which leads to my next point.

    For the Independent to argue that race played a role in this case (which they do), and that the defendant was treated unfairly because he's black (which they also do), they would have to first show that his treatment was unfair, which they don't do. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that this defendants treatment had anything at all to do with his race, and nothing to suggest that defendants of other races are treated differently in similar circumstance, other than the bias of the person who wrote the article. They could've used this case to highlight the need for sentencing reform or to shine a light on the failures of the probation system in this country- a system in which people are set up for failure from the start- by practice even if not by design. They could've raised real, substantive issues worthy of debate. Instead we get this trash which is nothing more than emotionally manipulative race-baiting.

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  • 1 day ago
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    From "How to Marry a Millionaire". 1953.

  • 2 days ago
    Current Event ChrisTyler

    VR: Now starring Hollywood actors under your control

    Pairing top actors with a team of interactive-video pros, "Broken Night" lets you direct the action of one couple's life-and-death night.

  • 2 days ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    Wow. When Vox is warning people about "fake news", you know we're officially through the looking glass.

  • 2 days ago
    Image ChrisTyler

    From "The Misfits". 1961.

  • 2 days ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    That's actually one of the more mild offerings. Voat is definitely the Mos Eisley of the Internet.

  • 2 days ago
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    Deadeye Dick - New Age Girl

  • 3 days ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    Yeah, it's going down right now. The Admins removed a few of the mods and /r/The_Donald is in private mode at the moment.

  • 3 days ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official

    Translation: "We're making this shit up as we go."

    The NY Times has absolutely zero credibility as a news organization, and they have long since lost the benefit of the doubt when it comes to anonymous sources.

  • 3 days ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    I wouldn't get too excited about Voat shutting down if I were you.

    If there does end up being, even a small Reddit exodus, and Voat gets dragged down by it, you can bet that the stable platforms like Snapzu are going to be the ones hit hardest. And we're talking about a lot more people than the past waves of Reddit Refugees.

  • 3 days ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    They're gonna kill Voat.

    Voat's already been having trouble staying afloat with server costs. If they get hit with big wave of new users it'll swamp them.

  • 3 days ago
    Text Post ChrisTyler

    Brace yourselves, more trouble at the big "R".

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  • 4 months ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    The first sentence of the article:

    Donald Trump’s companies are almost $1.8 billion in debt to more than 150 institutions

    Which in and of itself is misleading because they include companies that Donald Trump is simply a shareholder in, and which he has no direct control over. And yet they never bother to clarify to their readers that the overwhelming majority of that debt is in the form of financing for various properties and projects and that debt of that sort is standard practice and simply part of doing business.

    And simply repeating the phrase "conflict of interest" doesn't mean there's actually a conflict of interest.

  • 4 months ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    Yet another bullshit story.

    It's called financing folks and it's a part of literally every business ever. Businesses carry debt, the bigger the business the bigger the debt.

  • 4 months ago
    Comment ChrisTyler

    Hey, a free helicopter ride is a free helicopter ride.