In 2017, life expectancy dropped and suicides rose in the US due to addiction to opioids and a rise in suicide. Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections, explains that physical dependence on drugs is not the main source of addiction – and that depression is not due to chemical imbalance, but is the result of the way we live. He says that everyone has psychological needs and long to feel that they belong, that their lives have meaning and purpose. He says addiction increases when these deep needs are not met. He cites a study from several decades ago that showed that Americans averaged five close friends they could call on in an emergency, but now most Americans say the number is zero. This is a society of loneliness. Hari says the opposite of addiction, and the solution to addiction, is having one’s deeper psychological needs met and establishing a close connection with others. -GEG
Heather MacDonald, author of ‘The Diversity Delusion,’ set the record straight about the hysteria over “white supremacy” in America that she says is a fabrication by leftists and is disproven by the statistics. She says there are the same number of reported “hate” crimes today as there were 10 years ago when there were 25 million fewer people in the US.
It is unclear how the new grant restrictions will be enforced, prompting concern from critics that research grants could be stripped from schools that oppose the views and goals of the federal government and the grant-giving agencies, and that research will be micromanaged.
Democrat Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who lost the governor’s race by less than half a percentage point, seeks to turn Florida blue by registering new voters, and is targeting 1.4 million former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year.
Milan, Italy: A bus filled with 51 children from a middle school was set on fire by its driver, Ousseynou Sy, a man originally from Senegal but with Italian citizenship. This was done to seek revenge for the migrants who have drowned due to Italy’s blocking migrant boats.
The mass murder of Christians is being censored by Western media, because those who control mainstream media consider Christians to be an obstacle to “progress”. As a result, most Americans do not know that 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons last year.
Nashville teachers report chaos and violence is overtaking their classrooms after following policies by the Obama administration to reduce the disproportionate number of suspensions for minority students, mostly by keeping kids in school who don’t deserve to be there.
New Zealand and Australia are using the shooting as a pretext to block access to 4Chan, 8Chan, LiveLeak, Voat, BitChute, Zero Hedge, Dissenter and a number of other sites. A 44-year old man has been arrested and is facing 28 years in prison for sharing the video.
Democrats are proposing to eliminate the electoral college, pack the Supreme Court with additional (Democrat) judges, allowing illegal aliens, violent felons and 16-year olds to vote. Nancy Pelosi wants to “capture” kids in high school.
The goal of the lawsuit is to shut down gun manufacturers by making them liable for individuals’ actions. While the plaintiffs will have extreme difficultly in proving their case, pre-trial discovery that will include Bushmaster’s internal communications could be harmful to the company.
In the last five years, a culture shift began with legislature decriminalizing felonies and dumping convicts onto the streets. Shoplifting is rarely prosecuted and crime has exploded, the city is overrun with rats, garbage, human feces and needles.
After representatives of the Yellow Vest movement accused the French government of failing to stop black bloc anarchists from crashing and marring their protests this weekend, the French government is using the violence by the black bloc as an excuse to ban rallies in wealthy areas and to give riot police more power.
A driver, Mark Alan Dickerson, was trying to pass through the line of protesters as they beat on his truck, and one of them leaned back into his slow-moving car and was struck by the vehicle.
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New study shows that half of the men who dropped out of the workforce are on opioid painkillers. In 2015, 91.8 million Americans, roughly one in three, used opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin.
US deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21% last year, and for the second straight year dragged down American life expectancy. The government figures put drug deaths at 63,600, up from about 52,000 in 2015. For the first time, the powerful painkiller Fentanyl, and its close opioid cousins, played a bigger role in the deaths than any other legal or illegal drug, surpassing prescription pain pills and heroin. The highest drug death rates were in ages 25 to 54.