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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    I feel bad for you, that you carry enouhh anger that you would tell a father his dead daughter is a worthless dope head. I mean that sincerely even knowing it may come across as condescending.  Anger is destructive to yourself and those around you.
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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    We have tried the path of ignorance many times in the past. We used to blame cancer patients for their diagnosis, we used to blame mothers for their children's autism,  we used to think some races were superior to others. Inevitably, history and life itself is unkind to those who pursue...
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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    Maybe, but i would be concerned that sets up a slippery slope argument, and one that would be difficult to defend against.
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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    It is more difficult to overdose in prison, and while there were always very difficult and mixed emotions, at the points where my daughter was in prison, there was at least some sense of temporary relief that she was somewhat safer at least for a short time. The problems with prison are many...
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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    I have heard that trials are being done with that as well. Trials within the US using psilocybin and LSD have a real challenge getting FDA approval, whereas ketamine is not a schedule 1 drug and carries less political baggage. Ultimately, it would be best if the govt could get past the politics...
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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    I believe it is a medical issue, and should be treated as such. Putting time limits on it would be legislating medicine and counterproductive. Given the current treatments, short term would almost never work. The changes to an addicts brain are too dramatic to address in 30 days, 2 years seems...
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    My apologies. Given the context, speculating on an exaggeration in your post was insensitive. I am glad that your daughter is still with you.
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    She did the right thing. I doubt anyone has accomplished such a feat since. 
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    We may have to wait a bit to see how it plays out, he is busy with his sock over in Corona Anarchy now. 
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    Betting pool? Add options for "ignores thread and hopes everyone forgets" and "tries to distract with a lengthy post not even tangentially related (ie, How would you know anything about it when you don't recognize the possibility of sailing dead down wind faster than the wind........)"
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    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    Good grief, I hope he intend the description of a 100mph cab ride through midtown as hyperbole. Unless streets are blocked for a movie shoot, there is no way that anyone is going 100mph in Manhattan. On most days you would be lucky to see 30mph, often you don't see the speedo pass 10. It once...
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    'By and large it was peaceful protests' on 1/6 Except for some 'Agitators'

    I think it more likely that they simply were afraid of DC gun laws. 
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    The Texas experiment

    I tend to vote Dem in most elections, but agree on the whole taker state thing. It is much more complex to sort out something like that, and the complex sorting is never done when making these lists. Mitt Romney was, rightly I think, called out for labeling people as takers when they collect...
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    Coronavirus hasn't devastated the homeless as many feared

    I have never listened to Dr Drew, but on this point I would agree, but as D'Ranger points out, it is a national issue not local. There is no mechanism to commit someone unless there is an imminent threat, that largely limits involuntary commitments to 72 hours. Nothing can be done in 72 hours...
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