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Sun May 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

14. Kermit, not the frog, received 9 million opioid pills for its 400 residents

Over two years... That's 30 pills a day, per person, everyday, for two years at one pharmacy. That is insane.

Even if you more than double the number of people shopping at that one store to 1,000 people, that comes to roughly 12 pills per person daily for two years. Bananas for numbers.

Was floored when I first heard of this on Chris Hayes, then later watched an episode of Vice regarding the flood of opioids into West Virginia.

I think it's real brilliance that Warren went there, because from what I've seen, people in rural areas hold a lot of resentment towards feeling left out of all the excitement and options that cities provide going into the modern era. In this case, government at all levels has failed the people of West Virginia. Including them in the conversation of how democrat ideas apply to them is part of how to diffuse the power of the vacuum of real ideas that is trumpism. I'm betting this can be done without compromising egalitarian, economic, and environmental principles. Is just my perspective from being blue in a purple family in Texas.

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/9-million-painkillers-shipped-to-tiny-west-virginia-town

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