PROPaganda, Part 1 of 2

Addiction is, indeed, a terrible thing, and I am glad to see it being recognized, less stigmatized, and more genuine help offered to those struggling. But agenda-driven propaganda will not help those with addiction, in fact it has already been shown to cause harm to both addicts and chronic pain patients...

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Williamson, West Virginia and the Opioid Crisis (Fake News Alert!)

Headline: 20.8 Million Pain Pills Flood Tiny Town in WV Let's talk about Williamson, West Virginia, the little town in Mingo County that has been featured in the news for the past several years as a sort of starting point for the opioid epidemic. According to sources, 20 million (give or take about 1 million) … Continue reading Williamson, West Virginia and the Opioid Crisis (Fake News Alert!)

State Civil Rights Commissions: The New Inquisition? Part 2 of 2

A response to John Corvino, continued from Part 1 The Game of Risk The legal line between small businesses and giant corporations is wide and well established, but anti-discrimination cases like the ones in question, all center around small businesses. Why? Could it be that small businesses are easier for states and state regulatory commissions … Continue reading State Civil Rights Commissions: The New Inquisition? Part 2 of 2

Going Home for Christmas to Coal Mining Country

See more "misty mountain" photos from my trip here   These communities rely almost solely on the dying coal industry that operates mines in the Appalachia mountains throughout Kentucky, Southern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Not only do these areas struggle with economic depression, and an aging population, the heroin epidemic has hit these communities … Continue reading Going Home for Christmas to Coal Mining Country