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U.S. death rates from suicides, alcohol and drug overdoses reach all-time high

When people realize that everything capitalism promised them is a lie...

by Anonymousreply 2610/17/2020

Here's the link

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by Anonymousreply 106/17/2019

Thanks, TrumPutin.

by Anonymousreply 206/17/2019

OP =

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by Anonymousreply 306/17/2019

I'm a neurologist. I see 2-3 OD cases in the ICU each week. Many of them are seen for brain death evaluation and to take off respiratory support.

by Anonymousreply 406/17/2019

[R4] what state are you in?

by Anonymousreply 506/17/2019

The economy is in the very good shape, people might just want to die while they are happy. Three top spots belong to Trump shithole states, so you can't really say they die of despair.

The study measured “drug poisoning deaths” in 2017, the last year for which full statewide data are available. Only Ohio and West Virginia had higher overdose death rates than Pennsylvania that year. All three states had more than twice the national rate of drug overdose deaths in 2017. Along with seven other states, including Delaware, the trio have seen overdose deaths increase threefold since 2005

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by Anonymousreply 606/17/2019

The economy is in great shape for people at a certain level, not for everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 706/17/2019

It's all the ghosting.

by Anonymousreply 806/17/2019

Which states are the most shithole states?

by Anonymousreply 906/17/2019

Everything religious promised as well.

by Anonymousreply 1006/17/2019

Agree with OP - this is what unfettered capitalism results in. Pointless desire for more stuff. And extreme poverty and extreme wealth. With the majority slaving away for the 1%. Radical redistribution of wealth via taxation - hell, even a return to mid century America taxation rates - is a start. Instead, we have trillions of tax cuts to corporations and the super rich. It’s grotesque. And completely logical that a lot of people just want to check out.

by Anonymousreply 1106/17/2019

I don’t see a problem as long as they are Trump voters.

by Anonymousreply 1206/17/2019

[quote] The economy is in the very good shape, people might just want to die while they are happy.

Buillshit unless you're wealthy

by Anonymousreply 1306/17/2019

While black people always have a "we will overcome" attitude, whites have never envisioned a world where they would be struggling for jobs and food.

Thus, whites are driven to opioids, suicides, etc.

After the recession, Obama couldn't bring back the economy because capitalism took everyone's jobs to China. Trump promised them a better life, but even he can bring back the industrial sectors and retail is dying quickly too.

by Anonymousreply 1406/17/2019

Life is shit for most people in poor health. Money has nothing to do with happiness. Less is more. If you don’t love yourself, what is the point?

by Anonymousreply 1506/17/2019

Couldn’t it just be all the fentanyl?

by Anonymousreply 1606/17/2019

When vast swaths of America can't come up with $400 in an emergency, how good could the economy really be?

by Anonymousreply 1706/17/2019


by Anonymousreply 1806/17/2019

Yesterday there was a thread about amputations from diabetes at an all time high. Today this news. 1.3 million people uninsured thanks to the republicans. On the up side, maybe the trumpers will die off.

by Anonymousreply 1906/17/2019

people might just want to die while they are happy < really? what is your home planet R6

by Anonymousreply 2006/17/2019

Glad I'm not the only one who read R6 with raised eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 2106/17/2019

r11 Its also unsustainable

by Anonymousreply 2206/18/2019

I wonder what effect the coronavirus crisis /pandemic and its knock on effects has had on the suicide rate ,drug overdose rate and drug and alcohol abuse in the US?

by Anonymousreply 2310/17/2020

R14 "Whites have never envisioned a world where they would be struggling for jobs and food"

Actually the vast majority of humans on the planet have always struggled for jobs and food, especially before the 20th century. But plenty of whites have struggled and gone hungry in this country and century, too. I guess you have never read a history book.

by Anonymousreply 2410/17/2020

America's new motto - Too Much and Never Enough.

Your butt - not big enough, you need to have that of the Kardashians!

Your skin - not tan enough, you need more spray tan like Kylie Jenner!

Your cock - not big enough, you need to be like John Holmes,

Your teeth - not white enough, you need to be like Suze Orman!

Your rich - not rich enough, you have to be like Bernie Madoff at least!

Your face - not tight enough, you need to be like Cindy Jackson!

Your body - not thin enough, you need to be like Victoria Beckham!

No wonder people who fail these tests rather kill themselves than be "insufficient." The country is so fucked up to the nth degree. It's the collapse of the American Empire, all by themselves.

by Anonymousreply 2510/17/2020

Wyandotte values leads to a country of cowardly garbage people

by Anonymousreply 2610/17/2020
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