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Starting to understand why red states might be voting against Medicaid and SSI

I've in the middle of reading books about the OxyContin and heroin addiction problems in the U.S.. I have a morbid fascination with these subjects, don't know anyone personally who has abused those drugs. I never have.

Anyway, the book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic" which describes entire areas decimated by these addictions and aided in part, unfortunately, by abuse of Medicaid and SSI, gave me a new way of looking at things.

Really eye-opening. If the problem this book talks about is truly THIS widespread in red states, it shines a new light on why some red staters vote the way they do. And it also makes me really afraid for the future of our nation.

Worth the time to read the book, if you are looking for a book to read.

Plus I know my kitty is a Democrat because he is kind and loving and always does his best to make

The world a better place, everywhere he goes.

Because I was six years old

And it was my brother and when my mother found out she whipped me and called me a whore and asked me if I "liked it."

It went on for years. I knew I was on my own.

And then all the other crap, over all the years. Same shit different day. Just kept my head down and survived.

But if anyone knew what was inside of me...the anger is like the molten core at Chernobyl....if I ever lost control of it it might destroy the world.

Don't forget, Rush Limbaugh is forced on the troops overseas on AFRN - the leadership feels it's

Edifying for the soldiers, leads them in the right direction, etc. and it's not like rape is a problem in the military or anything.....

Very upsetting and worrisome. You know this will become the next big thing for the RWNJ now -

Making rape legal and normal.

How low can these creeps go?

The right wingers will "ditto" this for sure. "Yeah, why is consent such a big deal? It shouldn't matter....I'm a man, I should be able to rape when I want to...."

This election season is really triggering me. And many others, I'm sure.

God I feel like I need to burn a huge sage smudge stick to rid our nation of all the bad spirits or something.

Yes!!!! I've needed to hear good news and this makes my day/week!

Amy Martin wrote a lovely song dedicated to him. Link below.

Really? Thank you, you made my day!!!



I think I'm just struggling to still feel useful. I can't due much anymore due to disabilities I've accumulated from a bout of Transverse Myelitis and the MS.

So much of our self esteem is tied up in our sense of purpose and what we can do for others, and I can't do very much anymore, even my brain doesn't work right anymore. So I guess I paint because I like having hope that someday if I ever get good enough I can still have something I can give to others that they would like.

New pastel painting. 8x10 on Uart sanded paper

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/YppZOYm
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