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Hey, heroin, how have ya been?

April 18, 2014

So Williamsport is seeing a lot heroin abuse – how shocking. You know why a lot of people do drugs? Because life sucks. You know one of the places life sucks for a lot of people? Williamspor....

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GayfromPA

Apr-25-14 8:08 AM

YOX - When they start quoting bible verses you know the mentality and their IQ has dropped about 30 points. When all else fails throw bible verses which to those watching show how utterly stupid they really are.They LOVE to hide behind that bible. They hid behind it for prohibition, race segregation, and now gay marriage and ANY LITTLE THING they think they can one up anyone one by quoting a bible verse. Only idiots fall for that b.s. Keep writing Yox!!

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JohnFoote

Apr-21-14 8:43 PM

I don't know about life sucking but I do agree with Yoxtheimer about Dr. Mayor Gabriel Campana. I remember the billboard when he was first running for Mayor that stated "Criminals, on day one you're done." RIGHT!!!

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Garben78

Apr-20-14 7:25 AM

Alsever purely a brainwashed student of Charlie !! His puppet I shall say

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mikekerstetter

Apr-20-14 6:14 AM

Still no answer on how conservative thinking makes life s u c k? It doesn't surprise me that you can't come up with any.

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FormerEastEnder

Apr-19-14 9:50 AM

Anyone ever see the movie "The Apostle" with Robert Duvall?? If not, I highly recommend it. Great movie... Yox's comments remind me of Billy Bob Thornton's character.. enough said

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FormerEastEnder

Apr-19-14 9:28 AM

Yox, I wonder what misfortune that has happened to you to label life as such? What happened in your life to turn you so dour? Life is what you make out of it. If you need to turn to religion, so be it. If you need to turn to drugs, so be it. but it's the choice(s) you make in life that determine your outcome. Don't blame others for the consequences of choices that you made. I hope you find the forgiveness you are looking for.

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Premier

Apr-19-14 6:49 AM

"Premier your a total douche!" -Yox

Well I'd rather be a hygiene product than an infectious disease like you. :}

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mikekerstetter

Apr-19-14 6:42 AM

Yoxtheimer-"Mikekerstetter do quote everything you here on AM talk radio? I'm sure if you got your own show you could be one of those highly paid hypocrites that plays on your silly notions about how the world should work."

Is that the best you've got? You said life s u c k's because of conservative thinking, but gave no clear reasons, or facts to back up your statement. What is it that conservatives are doing, or not doing, that makes you life so bad?

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mikekerstetter

Apr-19-14 6:38 AM

1 Corinthians 1:18 The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are being destroyed. But it is the power of God for those of us who are being saved.

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CaveFelem

Apr-18-14 2:48 PM

Steelman, I didn't sell them. They're hidden away in case this issue returns on a weekend day and I can't get to the doctor's office right away. It's been about 6 months now, no problems, so in another few months they will go to the landfill buried in cat litter.

You did bring an important issue to light contributing to the problems with prescription drug abuse: people getting prescriptions free or next to nothing with insurance, and then selling the pills for cash.

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underwood

Apr-18-14 10:59 AM

I moved here during the sixties and drug use was common back then. The trade seemed to funnel through otherwise legitimate business at the time, but transitioned to the organized crime and violence we see now.

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Tgrammiex4

Apr-18-14 10:35 AM

Spike, sadly thats true.Even in little Montgomery, we've lost Springs, West co. the Sewing Factories and a few small businesses.Lots of unemployed down here.

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spike2

Apr-18-14 10:27 AM

The young people should relocate for employment. Life is always better with a job. Our area is very short on employment opportunities and not everyone will be employed by the gas industry. The days of remaining in your hometown are long over.

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Steelman

Apr-18-14 10:05 AM

I only took 3 of the 10 pills I was prescribed........... CaveFelem

How much did you sell the other 7 for?..............jk

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Alsever

Apr-18-14 10:03 AM

Wmpt has always had a reputation for dealing drugs. Back in the '70s, my fellow Penn State students went to Middletown for Pot; Dauphin Boro for pills; Williamsport for ****** and Coke. Friend of mine has a newspaper article from the early 1900's about Boston Socialites coming to Wmpt to obtain opium. Article mentions One very rich young person from Boston dying of opium near Trout Run.

******--will always remember the Marine pet dogs that the Marines hooked on Smack went nuts when their owners left DaNang and went back to the US. Dogs did not like going Cold Turkey! ****** use dropped drastically around Marble Mountain area when the Marine Drug dealers left.

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MECURY2

Apr-18-14 9:51 AM

It's "OBAMA'S" fault!!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-18-14 9:32 AM

We all make our own little heaven and in it we shall live. A very large portion of that heaven is our personal outlook on life.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-18-14 9:30 AM

CaveFelem, Thanks for the uplifting words.

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underwood

Apr-18-14 9:30 AM

We all make our own little h e l l and in it we shall live. A very large portion of that h e l l is our personal outlook on life.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-18-14 9:30 AM

Daniel, such a good Biblical name; our youngest son shares the same name. Daniel of strong faith who prayed to God daily. Chose not to bow down and worship the image of Nebuchadnezzar so was thrown into the fiery furnace and lived, thanks to God's protection. Later he was arrested under King Darius for praying to God and was thrown into the lion's den. Again God protected Daniel and he lived. Daniel Yoxtheimer, I suggest that you put you faith hope and love in God and maybe life wouldn't s u c k.

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AmericanCitizen

Apr-18-14 9:19 AM

Make that two great posts.

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AmericanCitizen

Apr-18-14 9:18 AM

Thanks for a great post, Cave. I wish more of the LTE Comment Club would follow your lead.

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CaveFelem

Apr-18-14 9:15 AM

Cap, there is a need for these drugs, but they should be more closely monitored. I had a bout of sciatica. I have to tell you that was the worst pain I ever had. I couldn't sit, stand, lay down, sleep, it was terrible. I was so grateful for pain meds, and thankfully, the pain went away in about a week. I only took 3 of the 10 pills I was prescribed.

I would hate to see people in legitimate pain have to suffer due to those who abuse the drugs.

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Capricorn1

Apr-18-14 9:04 AM

Grammie, I agree with you o a point. However, a big contributing factor to the her oin epidemic is a result of decades of unchecked abuse of prescription opiate pain killers. Law enforcement and health professionals allowed the prescription drug epidemic to go on for too long before realizing just how bad it was. Once thy began to crack down, many of those hooked on opiate pain killers turned to much cheaper her oin. It now touches all walks of life and is not limited to street junkies. I have a close friend that has an 80 yr old grandmother that is addicted to opiate pain killers. And the Pharmaceutical industry continues to develop these dangerous opiate drugs.

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Tgrammiex4

Apr-18-14 8:30 AM

Cave said it best, life is what you make of it. Drug/ alcohol abuse is for those with a weak mind & character. A user made that choice at some point.Only the weak cave to piers/friends. They say if you lie with dogs you are bound to get fleas.Find better friends, remove yourself from those who use.As far as working vs. gov't support, what are you willing to "settle" for?

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