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US Border Patrol Seizes Fentanyl Bricks Labeled With ‘CNN’ Logo (4/30/22 00:41 PST) (1 Viewer)

GordonGekko

Footballguy
Direct Headline: Americans are overdosing on a drug they don't know they're taking

From May 2020 through April 2021, more than 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the US, according to provisional data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....That's a horrible new record for drug overdose deaths -- a near-30% rise from the same period a year earlier and a near-doubling over the past five years....Synthetic opioids like fentanyl -- a painkiller 50-100 times more potent than morphine -- accounted for the bulk of those drug overdose deaths: around 64,000...Enough fentanyl to kill 333 million people.The US government has seized enough fentanyl this year to give every American a lethal dose, Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Anne Milgram said Wednesday at a White House press briefing, calling the overdose epidemic in the US "a national crisis" that "knows no geographical boundaries, and it continues to get worse."...Deadly fakes that look like prescription pills. Illegal drugs are often made to look like prescription pills, available online and sold through social media, according to a US Drug Enforcement Administration warning in September....That same month the DEA announced more than 800 arrests and the seizure of more than 1.8 million pills as part of a two-month sweep. The agency noted fentanyl has been seized in every state and it issued an urgent warning in September about fake prescription pills laced with the drug....A scant 2 milligrams can be deadly, and they're often cut in with counterfeit Oxycontin, Percocet or other drugs....How does fentanyl get to the US? Chemicals used to make the drug are often shipped from China to...Mexico for production by drug cartels in Mexico and then smuggled to the US....The drug can come in small mailed shipments of less than a kilogram...

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN 5:58 AM ET, Thu November 18, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/politics/fentanyl-overdose-deaths-what-matters/index.html

Direct Headline: Democrats astonishingly cheer fentanyl smuggling

Misguided Democrats like Eric Swalwell are actually arguing that more fentanyl crossing the border is a good thing. As anyone who pays even the smallest attention to the border knows, fentanyl seizures are used as a proxy for illicit drug trafficking. In other words, more seizures means more fentanyl is being smuggled across the border into the U.S., not less. This shows how little Democrats know about the border, and how little the American people can trust them to address the crisis Biden created.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “If they're seizing a lot, it's because a lot is coming in.” Retired Drug Enforcement Administration official Kyle Williamson, who has more than 30 years of experience on drug smuggling at the border: “It’s the worst it's ever been. There's no good news here. And the amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl coming in right now is unprecedented.”


https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/n...tanyl-border-drug-problems-worsen/5830994001/

NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez: “Fentanyl being pushed through the desert around El Paso is up more than 355% compared to last year and 4000% than 2018.”

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1410036943749058569

CBS News’ Janet Shamlian: “Drugs coming across the border here are fueling an unprecedented epidemic across the country, the toll of which can be counted in the skyrocketing number of overdose deaths…as agents say, the cartels use a flood of migrants to move a river of drugs.”

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1402775728081547266

Sheriffs in states like Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts are seeing a surge in fentanyl pills linked to border smuggling. Mexican officials have warned about a “boom time for gangs” as smuggling spikes at the border because of Biden’s policies. Even Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently conceded that “record” drug seizures show that the smuggling problem is now “even larger.”

And the problem is only getting worse. At least 899 pounds of fentanyl were seized at the border in October alone, equivalent to almost 204 million lethal doses. As thousands of illegal immigrants were camped in Del Rio because of Biden’s open borders agenda, up to 224 miles of the border were left unpatrolled, grounding to a halt the ability of Border Patrol to stop illegal drugs from entering the country.


Tommy Pigott Nov 18, 2021

https://gop.com/rapid-response/democrats-astonishingly-cheer-fentanyl-smuggling/

Direct Headline: Exclusive: 'Migrant president' Biden stirs Mexican angst over boom time for gangs

One Mexican official familiar with migration developments, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said organized crime began changing its modus operandi “from the day Biden took office” and now exhibited “unprecedented” levels of sophistication...That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed...“Migrants have become a commodity,” the official said, arguing they were now as valuable as drugs for the gangs. “But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone. If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.”...Communicating via social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and YouTube, smugglers update migrants on impending checkpoints, when freight trains they can jump on pass, where to stay and how to navigate immigration laws...To ease their passage, smugglers advise Central American clients to register complaints with authorities saying they have been victims of extortion or, for young men, that they have faced death threats from street gangs, the assessments show....And, as in previous years, migrants are being told to bring along children to make it easier to apply for asylum....

By Dave Graham March 10, 20214:11 AM

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-exclusive-idUSKBN2B21D8

VIDEO: Fentanyl (Full Episode) | Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller Apr 9, 2022 National Geographic

Fentanyl has turbocharged the deadliest drug crisis in American history. But less understood is how the drug has utterly transformed the black market. Mariana goes in search of the new bosses, new routes, new risks and the American communities paying the price for fentanyl’s next wave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj1nnnCPAKA

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Joe Biden (or his primary handlers) believes he will run for reelection in 2024 and win to remain President Of The United States.

His son, Hunter Biden, has had a long public history of drug addiction and drug abuse which has culminated into the infamous "laptop" that raises questions about Pay For Play influence from foreign entities into the Obama Administration when Biden was VPOTUS aka "The Big Guy"

While most of America and most political pundits will agree that the odds of Biden winning 2024 POTUS is slim to none, the best media optics move to limit the negative exposure of Hunter Biden and possible foreign influence payoffs is to block out any discussion of Hunter Biden's drug addictions from the activist complicit left leaning MSM. So that means it's probably a good media strategy to pretend like the huge current fentynal crisis in America doesn't exist. It casts too much negative light on Biden's insane Border policies and it just keeps bringing up the toxic indefensible Hunter Biden narrative to the forefront again and again and again in the national daily media cycle.

Keep in mind that Biden was in neck deep, along with Eric Holder, during the Operation Fast & Furious scandal during the Obama Administration, where your tax payer dollars was spent to give guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. And a recent scandal erupted when National Guardsman, Bishop Evans, died trying to save two drowning men learned later to be drug smugglers/drug mules, it also hashes up again that those OF&F weapons were used to kill Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry in 2010. The sitting POTUS who wrote the 94 Crime Bill that punished young black men in America has to media spin control out of a young African American Guardsman die over the lethal drugs that Biden's self inflicted Border Crisis is allowing to enter the country en masse to kill Americans and devastate the entire Republic. Plus since the drugs and precursors are coming from China, there's the ugly pathway where Biden bending the knee to the CCP over and over again doesn't help our national security and foreign policy. Don't want all those damaging narrative dredging up as well. Better to just pretend it didn't happen at all.....

My take? It's only been a year and a half into this administration's term. How much more death and destruction and chaos can be inflicted on the United States in the next two and a half years?

I'll leave this here for others to discuss now.
 
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GordonGekko

Footballguy
CONTEXTUAL MATERIAL:

Direct Headline How China flooded the U.S. with lethal fentanyl, fueling the opioid crisis

“What I learned was that these companies making fentanyl and other dangerous drugs are subsidized by the government. And so when they work in these suburban office parks, for example, the building, the costs for research and development, they have these development zones, they get export tax breaks.”

Adriana Belmonte February 15, 2020

https://news.yahoo.com/chinas-role-in-the-us-fentanyl-epidemic-152338423.html

Direct Headline 'We Are Shipping To The U.S.': Inside China's Online Synthetic Drug Networks

For years, China has been a primary source of fentanyl trafficked into the United States. It is a powerful prescription drug for severe pain that's made and sold illegally. ... Chinese vendors have tapped into online networks to brazenly market fentanyl analogs and the precursor chemicals used to make fentanyl, and ship them directly to customers in the U.S. and Europe as well as to Mexican cartels, according to an NPR investigation ...Some of the substances are outlawed in China and internationally. Others are so new they are not yet banned, are harder to detect and regulate, and they can be used in basic chemical processes to produce illegal drugs....Chinese vendors are often camouflaged by a complex network of corporate entities registered in far-flung cities along China's interior, where they use sophisticated shipping methods to bypass screening measures and where law enforcement scrutiny is often laxer than in bigger cities such as Beijing or Shanghai. Thousands of doses can be shipped together in small, hidden packages...."With globalization and supply chain management run by Web-savvy criminals, you don't have to have this big, scary criminal network," said the ICE official, who participated in the joint investigation. "You just have to be able to run a business and take advantage of modern technology."...Access to the Internet gives even small-time sellers in China transnational reach to market and ship their potent products....Vendors continue to operate openly on platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Wickr, MeWe and Vimeo, advertising a head-spinning array of chemicals tagged with an obscure but internationally used numerical naming system....Mexican cartels have also begun distributing fentanyl products, using ingredients largely made in China. "Now the role of China — and the growing role of India — is sending precursor chemicals directly to cartels in Mexico to produce the fentanyl in clandestine labs," the DEA's Donahue said. "You push on a balloon, it pops somewhere else."...

Emily Feng November 17, 2020 5:03 AM ET

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/17/916890880/we-are-shipping-to-the-u-s-china-s-fentanyl-sellers-find-new-routes-to-drug-user

https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/DEA_GOV_DIR-008-20 Fentanyl Flow in the United States_0.pdf

Direct Headline: Record fentanyl seizures at border contributed to soaring overdose deaths in US

From October 2020 through September 2021, CBP seized 11,201 pounds of fentanyl. The federal government estimates that one kilogram of fentanyl is equivalent to 500,000 lethal doses, making last year's seizure equal to 2.5 billion fatal doses blocked from making their way into the country...

by Anna Giaritelli November 02, 2021 07:00 AM

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/record-fentanyl-seizures-at-border-contributed-to-soaring-overdose-deaths-in-us

VIDEO: Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin Jul 22, 2016 VICE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28rJqj-7pEY

Direct Headline:  Fentanyl is making its way into various drugs sold in the U.S. Here’s how it gets there

By Monica Villamizar Sep 15, 2021 6:35 PM EDT

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fentanyl-is-making-its-way-into-various-drugs-sold-in-the-u-s-heres-how-it-gets-there

Direct HeadlineBorder agents reported a 1,066% increase in fentanyl seized in south Texas last year

US Customs and Border Protection reported a 1,066% increase in the amount of fentanyl seized in fiscal year 2021 in south Texas, the agency said this week in a press release....Agents at eight ports from Brownsville to Del Rio seized 87,652 pounds of narcotics, including 588 pounds of fentanyl, a painkiller, CBP said in the release....The street value of the drugs -- which also included marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin -- is believed to be $786 million...

By Alaa Elassar, CNN Updated 6:00 AM ET, Sat January 8, 2022

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/08/us/fentanyl-seized-south-texas-border-2021/index.html

 

LawFitz

Footballguy
Sobering thread. Can't be an ostrich, especially not to this. Thanks for posting.

 
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GordonGekko

Footballguy
VIDEO: ‘The Five’ talks the overwhelming number of fentanyl deaths: ‘This is hurting everyone’ May 16, 2022

‘The Five’ discusses the fentanyl crisis in America and ‘Families Against Fentanyl’ calling on the Biden administration to count drugs deaths like COVID deaths.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bwek3cnKo0

VIDEO: REPORT: Over 1300 pounds of fentanyl seized at border May 14, 2022

Staff Lt., TX Highway Patrol Christopher Olivarez reports on the ongoing border crisis and shares details on seizing over 1,300 pounds of fentanyl as there's a temporary hold on Title 42.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZC3Ku4UGeA

Direct Headline: Fentanyl awareness group asks Biden admin to track poisoning, overdose deaths like COVID-19 deaths

'I think they should declare this a weapon of mass destruction immediately'...Families Against Fentanyl, an organization raising awareness about the dangers of the deadly synthetic opioid, are asking the Biden administration to count fentanyl poisoning and overdose deaths the same way it counted COVID-19 deaths...."We're trying to have influence over the CDC to be able to derive the data in real-time to see exactly what's happening. This has become the number one killer of 18 to 45-year-olds, and that demographic is widening."....Families Against Fentanyl first reported CDC data showing that fatal fentanyl poisonings surged to the leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 45 between 2020 and 2021. Nearly 79,000 people between 18 and 45 years old — 37,208 in 2020 and 41,587 in 2021 — died of fentanyl overdoses in that time frame.....U.S. overdose deaths have doubled in 30 states over the past two years. The U.S. recorded more than 100,000 overdose deaths between May 2020 to April 2021. Over 64% of those overdose deaths are due to synthetic opioids like fentanyl and its analogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....Between November 2020 and November 2021, more than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in the U.S. Around 66% of those deaths involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl....Only two milligrams of fentanyl is considered a "potentially lethal dose,"....

By Audrey Conklin May 16, 2022 2:03am EDT

https://www.foxnews.com/us/families-against-fentanyl-biden-admin-overdose-deaths-covid-19

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Judge Pirro from Fox's The Five makes a point that can no longer be denied. The source material for this fentynal crisis is coming from China. ( I covered much of that in the OP) She is right, this is an undeclared but open war against America by the CCP, which has been enabled by the Biden Administration.

Also Biden is attempting to remove Title 42, mostly to take away the Trump political narrative around it, but it becomes clear that the Border Crisis without Title 42 would only let MORE deadly fentynal into the US. The interview with Texas law enforcement at the Southern Border above was very blunt and stark. He mentions the massive numbers of illegals to process is hurting the practical man power situation so they can't do more to stop drug mules and Cartels from bringing fentynal into America.

Biden's public policies here are getting Americans killed on the ground level. He can't wash his hands of this and say he has no part to play in this entire idiotic scandal.

 
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GordonGekko

Footballguy
Sobering thread. Can't be an ostrich, especially not to this. Thanks for posting.


Give illegal immigrants our baby formula so American infants can starve and apparently raising the question on if that baby formula is operating as a kind of bizarre unhinged toxic unintended "trade" where the exchange rate is operating in fentynal that kills countless Americans.

What exactly is the narrative here?

Team Blue wants you wiped off the planet from the womb. Up until the moment of birth with close to no restrictions.

If they can't get you in the womb, then how about starving you as an infant by inciting the Supply Chain Crisis and making sure there is no baby formula.

If they can't starve you out, enable the Big Education scandal to sexualize children in elementary schools across the country. Teach them about dildos and masturbation and have them as free therapy for the broken gory sexual private lives of some blue haired woked out educators.

If you can't sexualize 4 year olds, then force pre-teens to consider that they should be another "gender" and many districts are trying to build a system where parents are kept in the dark.

And if they can't do that, and if anyone can still afford to send their children to college, then soak them deeply in Critical Race Theory, while creating a new Limousine Liberal class of future woke shock troopers to inflict purity tests against all future American families.

If the CCP is declaring a silent fentynal war on America, then is Team Blue declaring a not so silent war on America's children?

 

knowledge dropper

Footballguy
Good topic as this is an issue that should singlehandedly sink Democrats in 2022 and 2024 but is being ignored by MSM (and open border PSF libs).   

 

urbanhack

Fight The Power!
Direct Headline:  Democrats astonishingly cheer fentanyl smuggling

Misguided Democrats like Eric Swalwell are actually arguing that more fentanyl crossing the border is a good thing. As anyone who pays even the smallest attention to the border knows, fentanyl seizures are used as a proxy for illicit drug trafficking. In other words, more seizures means more fentanyl is being smuggled across the border into the U.S., not less. This shows how little Democrats know about the border, and how little the American people can trust them to address the crisis Biden created.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “If they're seizing a lot, it's because a lot is coming in.” Retired Drug Enforcement Administration official Kyle Williamson, who has more than 30 years of experience on drug smuggling at the border: “It’s the worst it's ever been. There's no good news here. And the amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl coming in right now is unprecedented.”

https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2021/10/04/el-paso-dea-leader-fentanyl-border-drug-problems-worsen/5830994001/

NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez: “Fentanyl being pushed through the desert around El Paso is up more than 355% compared to last year and 4000% than 2018.”

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1410036943749058569

CBS News’ Janet Shamlian: “Drugs coming across the border here are fueling an unprecedented epidemic across the country, the toll of which can be counted in the skyrocketing number of overdose deaths…as agents say, the cartels use a flood of migrants to move a river of drugs.”

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1402775728081547266

Sheriffs in states like Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts are seeing a surge in fentanyl pills linked to border smuggling. Mexican officials have warned about a “boom time for gangs” as smuggling spikes at the border because of Biden’s policies. Even Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently conceded that “record” drug seizures show that the smuggling problem is now “even larger.”

And the problem is only getting worse. At least 899 pounds of fentanyl were seized at the border in October alone, equivalent to almost 204 million lethal doses. As thousands of illegal immigrants were camped in Del Rio because of Biden’s open borders agenda, up to 224 miles of the border were left unpatrolled, grounding to a halt the ability of Border Patrol to stop illegal drugs from entering the country.

Tommy Pigott Nov 18, 2021

https://gop.com/rapid-response/democrats-astonishingly-cheer-fentanyl-smuggling/
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Joe Biden (or his primary handlers) believes he will run for reelection in 2024 and win to remain President Of The United States.

His son, Hunter Biden, has had a long public history of drug addiction and drug abuse which has culminated into the infamous "laptop" that raises questions about Pay For Play influence from foreign entities into the Obama Administration when Biden was VPOTUS aka "The Big Guy"


This post is complete garbage. Amazing you are able to still post here. 

Show the direct quote where anyone is cheering on the smuggling of fentanyl??

And what the hell does Hunter Biden have to do with anything??

 

tymarsas

Footballguy
I doubt the increase in fentanyl has anything to do with the Democrats border policies. Fentanyl smuggling has been dramatically increasing since about 2016. There wasn't much change between the last 6 months of Trump's term and the first 6 months of Biden's term. You can see this here (and looking at the page for 2020 as well): https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enforcement-statistics-fy2021 under Drug Seizures.

As long as there are addicts the smugglers will find a way to get it into the country. Not saying I know how to solve this problem, and it is a devastating problem, but I definitely think addictions treatment needs to be a much bigger part of the solution.

 
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Dickies

Footballguy
This post is complete garbage. Amazing you are able to still post here. 

Show the direct quote where anyone is cheering on the smuggling of fentanyl??

And what the hell does Hunter Biden have to do with anything??
https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1461350974392451081

He is responding to the "we need border security!" by pointing out that the reason the fentanyl was seized in the first place was because of border security.  I'm amazed anyone with more than half a brain cell can interpret that as Swalwell cheering on more fentanyl coming into the country.

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
This post is complete garbage. Amazing you are able to still post here. 

Show the direct quote where anyone is cheering on the smuggling of fentanyl??

And what the hell does Hunter Biden have to do with anything??


GOP.com is owned and run by the RNC.

When I use "Direct Headline", I am porting over the exact headline from the article from the site and author. I attribute EVERYTHING when I post in the PSF. Exhaustively so.

Anything the RNC releases online goes through hard vetting through their legal department. Eric Swalwell's own media team for his campaign researches all mentions of him everywhere online. Anything red flagged is reviewed by his campaign's own legal staff or sent to be examined by the legal staff of the DNC. If there was cause for a defamation claim by Swalwell, it would have happened already.

I attribute everything. I source everything. I make it very plain and transparent. I would say I am the most heavily sourced but also the most exhaustive in making it clear where articles, videos, transcripts, legal references, social media information, data, stats, quotes, etc, etc are coming from.

Your purity tests to fulfill your tribalism don't mean a single thing to me. If you have a problem with my posts, hit the Report Button. Do it if you want.

If you have a problem, contact the RNC. Contact the author of the article, Tim Pigott. Contact the RNC's legal department. Contact Eric Swalwell's campaign office. Contact DNC's legal department.

Do you realize if you could actually get a FBG Staff member to try to get me to justify posting a direct article title written by someone else in the mainstream political media, that they would be forced to apply that standard to every purity test thrown at every FBG member who posts in every forum?

You do realize if you could make that happen, Faust would have to be immediately banned out of the Shark Pool.

Son, did you actually think any of this through before you started launching into your ill conceived attacks?

 

lazyike

Footballguy
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drug-tunnel-tijuana-san-diego/

How many tons of drugs came in through just this tunnel alone? And what would any administration do about the drugs coming in? A lot of drugs come in other ways other than with humans crossing illegally. Perhaps even most of them.

Monday morning armchair quarterbacking is easy when your not in power. Both parties have dealt with immigration issues for 50 years and we still don't have the answer

 

tymarsas

Footballguy
So Biden/Democrat policies weakening the southern border making it easier for smugglers to get in and you doubt Biden/Democrats has anything to do with it ? 

what ?
I'm saying that the Democrats haven't made it easier for smugglers to get in. If they had done that then you would think that overall drug seizures would be increasing, but that doesn't appear to be the case. 

Take a look at the stats on the Customs and Border Protection website here: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/drug-seizure-statistics. You will see that the amount of drugs seized at the border was greater in 2020 (1.1 million lbs) vs 2021 (914k lbs). It looks to be trending even lower this year. Seizures of Fentanyl are up, but that has been an upwards trend since about 2016. You will also see there was a dramatic spike in Fentanyl seizures around June 2020. Not sure what happened there but it was before Biden was in office.

Fentanyl is a horrible drug. But it isn't likely any border policies that are causing the increase in Fentanyl seizures. It's because it is a relatively new drug and demand is increasing, therefore there is going to be more smugglers bringing it in. Sadly, I doubt the numbers have peaked and they will likely continue to rise for some time.

 
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GordonGekko

Footballguy
This post is complete garbage. Amazing you are able to still post here.


Direct Headline: Fentanyl Overdose Rates Are Rising Fast

The drug will continue killing Americans until Biden decides to get control of the border....The latest tally of fatal drug overdoses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly 108,000 fatalities in 2021. This is far more than in 2017, when President Trump declared drug deaths a public-health emergency. Among blacks, the drug mortality rate has quadrupled in less than eight years....The Trump administration acted aggressively and directed agencies to implement several recommendations from the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. These included changes to prescribing patterns, treatment paradigms and law-enforcement procedures. The rate of deaths from drug overdoses slowed and then dipped.....

....Apart from asking Congress for more money, the Biden administration hasn’t focused on this crisis. President Biden’s most recent budget pays scant attention to it, while his National Drug Control Strategy provides resources, such as clean syringe programs, that aren’t coupled with strategies to help patients beat their addictions.....Most of the additional fatal overdoses post-Covid involve methamphetamine and fentanyl made in Mexico, China and India. For each overdose death, more than 100 people struggle with debilitating addictions to these dangerous substances.....In the past decade, many blue states and localities have opted to accommodate the public use of previously illicit drugs. Progressive prosecutors and movements to defund the police have contributed to this wholesale surrender by civic leaders to drug abuse....

....Because fentanyl is so lethal, the Trump Administration’s Drug Enforcement Agency temporarily placed all of its analogs—such as carfentanyl, acetylfentanyl, butyrfentanyl, and others yet to be invented—into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This prevented drug cartels, which are incredibly entrepreneurial, from tweaking the chemical composition of the drugs to get around prosecution. Congress is working to update the Controlled Substances Act so that the scheduling can become permanent. But under pressure from nearly 100 civil-rights groups again asserting that using law enforcement to stop fentanyl is racist, the Biden administration is frustrating the Congressional effort by insisting on weak fentanyl sentencing......

By Joseph Grogan and Casey B. Mulligan May 18, 2022 6:22 pm ET

https://www.wsj.com/articles/overdose-rates-are-rising-fast-cdc-drugs-opiod-crisis-substance-abuse-addiction-fatal-syringe-11652904604

Direct Headline: More than 140 Groups Urge White House to End Over-Criminalization of Fentanyl-Related Substances

Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris:

The 142 undersigned organizations write to urge the Biden administration and Congress to let the Trump administration temporary “classwide” emergency scheduling of fentanyl-related substances expire on October 22, 2021.....

The classwide scheduling policy must expire. Classwide scheduling would exacerbate pretrial detention, mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system, doubling down on a fear-based, enforcement-first response to a public health challenge. The policy could also lead to over-criminalization and prosecutorial misconduct. Under the classwide control, any offense involving a “fentanyl-related substance” is subject to federal criminal prosecution....

The Biden Administration must seize this opportunity to take a new course on drug policy. It must not reverse the progress it has made on harm reduction and instead maintain its commitment to ending mandatory minimums and pushing forward policy that promotes racial equity....

Sincerely,

Maritza Perez of the Drug Policy Alliance,  Sakira Cook ( & 140 other organizations)

HRW August 24, 2021   

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/08/24/more-140-groups-urge-white-house-end-over-criminalization-fentanyl-related

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Do you want to talk about "complete garbage"

Trump enacted several reforms around fentanyl under the recommendations from the "experts" then in current government service. Biden came into office and opposed them, like he opposed most anything just because it had Trump's stamp on it, even if it actually made sense and even if it was good for America.

Biden buckled under the weight of grifter race hustler groups who lobbied to promote "racial equity" and prevent "racial disparities" when it comes to fentanyl enforcement.

More Woke = More Dead Americans

And among black Americans, the rate of impact of fentanyl is four times of any other group.

Being more radically woke to try to hide his long history of ugly policy against Black America like the 1994 Crime Bill, Biden is literally enabling more black Americans to die to virtue signal that he's stopped punishing black Americans like he used to for decades in the Senate. Think about the level of stupidity that occurred within the Biden Administration to try to build some kind of drug policy defense for POTUS 2024 that no one believes Old Sleepy Joe can actually win.

That's it. How many Americans have to die so Biden can have some kind of salvage answer in some debate about his policies versus Trump policies?

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drug-tunnel-tijuana-san-diego/

How many tons of drugs came in through just this tunnel alone? And what would any administration do about the drugs coming in? A lot of drugs come in other ways other than with humans crossing illegally. Perhaps even most of them.

Monday morning armchair quarterbacking is easy when your not in power. Both parties have dealt with immigration issues for 50 years and we still don't have the answer


Direct Headline: Las Vegas police say growing number of middle schoolers trying fentanyl

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is warning valley teens about the dangers of fentanyl as the summer months quickly approach....According to a news release from LVMPD, fentanyl is showing up in drugs and pills that are coming across the border from Mexico. The department says teenagers think they’re taking a prescription pill. However, but the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says 40% of counterfeit pills that come into the country contain deadly amounts of fentanyl....In Clark County, according to LVMPD, the area experienced a 196% increase in fentanyl-related overdoses between 2019 and 2020.

The department notes that narcotics detectives are seeing a growing number of middle school children trying fentanyl, “not realizing the deadly consequences.”...In 2020 and 2021, 16 kids under the age of 18 were killed in Clark County due to fentanyl overdose, according to Las Vegas police. Adding that, “many of the victims had no idea what was in the pills they took....”

By Caitlin Lilly May. 9, 2022 at 9:46 AM PDT

https://www.fox5vegas.com/2022/05/09/las-vegas-police-say-growing-number-middle-schoolers-trying-fentanyl/

TWEET: LVMPD XX@XXLVMPD

The number of deaths connected to #fentanyl are alarming. Clark County lost 16 kids under 18 to fentanyl overdoses between 2020 and 2021. As summer approaches, we are pleading with the community to take this seriously. Details: https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press Releases/Fentanyl Social Media Campaign (002).pdf

9:30 AM · May 9, 2022

https://twitter.com/LVMPD/status/1523701831154552832

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What is the "We" portion of this?

The Democratic Party has the sitting POTUS and a majority in Congress. It's not like Biden couldn't just add a few more Executive Orders to the record stockpile of them he's already written and enacted.

Biden allowed the Southern Border to become a swinging gate. Lots of fentanyl is coming through that way. It's killing children. Is there an answer for the entire fentanyl crisis across the country overnight factoring in ALL sources of the drug? No. But there's a pretty damn simple solution to help curb the fentanyl coming from Mexico - Close the border.

Are you actually trying to sell that the Democratic Party is in power but are still powerless? Is that what you are pushing here? Are you kidding me?

Children are dying and you are clutching onto your personal political tribalism.

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
Really disgusting, but this type of rampant falsehood/misinformation doesn't seem to ever get one in trouble here.


Direct Headline: Border guard dog finds enough fentanyl to kill nearly 3 million people

A border patrol dog was able to sniff out enough fentanyl to kill about 2.7 million people this week....The K9 led US border control officers to three packages of fentanyl at an Arizona checkpoint where they eventually seized the drugs on 18 April.

Indy100 Staff May 06, 2022

https://www.indy100.com/news/border-guard-dog-fentanyl-people

https://twitter.com/USBPChiefTCA/status/1516418596188168210

Direct Headline: Two Women Admit to Smuggling Over $2M in Fentanyl and Other Narcotics

Two Houston women have admitted to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine...Today, Clarissa Hernandez, 23, admitted to her role in the conspiracy. Her co-conspirator, Sarah Morales, 23, previously pleaded guilty April 28....On Feb. 11, Hernandez attempted to drive through a Border Patrol (BP) checkpoint, at which time a K-9 alerted to her vehicle. A search revealed 15 bundles of cocaine and 32,500 pills of fentanyl concealed in the front and rear bumpers of her Chevrolet sedan....Soon after, Morales also attempted to pass through the checkpoint. During a search, authorities discovered 12 bundles of cocaine, three bundles of heroin and one bundle of fentanyl concealed in the front and rear bumpers of her Ford sport utility vehicle....

As part of their pleas, they admitted they had conspired together to smuggle a total of 25.36 kilograms of cocaine, 4.94 kilograms of fentanyl and 255 grams of heroin....The drugs have a combined estimated street value of approximately $2.25 million....

DEA 6/2/2022

https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2022/06/02/two-women-admit-smuggling-over-2m-fentanyl-and-other-narcotics

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Same type "pills" that killed 16 minors in Las Vegas were caught by Border Patrol. And this is just one that got caught. How many more are getting through?

32,500 pills. Think about how many American children that could kill.

You want me silenced so badly for being a Conservative, that you simply refuse to acknowledge any part of the actual topic being discussed. You know, the part of about children overdosing and dying because the Southern Border is an open swinging gate. Why not actually talk about the actual topic presented.

Children are dying. And you are holding onto your political tribalism for dear life. Does that say something about myself? Or does that say something about you?

 

lazyike

Footballguy
It’s just a silly talking point from the far right. Never going to happen. Even when Abbott attempted to slow things down for a few days it cost Texas hundreds of millions, total disaster. He reversed himself right quick. 
Yes people seem to have real short memories. It’s a world economy and if you understand the supply chain issues we are dealing with now  just try to close the border. 

 

John123

Footballguy
lazyike said:
Yes people seem to have real short memories. It’s a world economy and if you understand the supply chain issues we are dealing with now  just try to close the border. 


This and Tim's post are disingenuous.  No one is talking about stopping trade from flowing over the border.   And Abbott had to resort to inefficient means to get what he wanted because border enforcement is a federal responsibility.  If they were doing their job he wouldn't have to try to find workarounds that aren't nearly as efficient. 

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
lazyike said:
Yes people seem to have real short memories. It’s a world economy and if you understand the supply chain issues we are dealing with now  just try to close the border. 


Direct Headline: Oregon law decriminalizing all street drugs goes into effect

Oregon’s law decriminalizing small amounts of all street drugs went into effect on Monday — making it the first state in the nation to enact such a measure....Those found with personal-use amounts of drugs — including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and ecstasy — will now face a $100 fine instead of a criminal charge....The law was not without opposition. Two dozen district attorneys argued it would lead to the normalization of dangerous drugs....

By Kenneth Garger February 2, 2021 2:09am

https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/oregon-law-decriminalizing-street-drugs-goes-into-effect/

Direct Headline: Normalizing drug addiction leads to even more overdoses

Consider what’s happened in Oregon, where in 2020 voters approved a ballot measure to decriminalize hard drugs — and at the same time establish addiction treatment centers. Unconsidered was the possibility that making heroin and fentanyl legal — subject to a $100 fine that could be waived if one just calls a help hotline — might actually encourage more use.....Instead of harm reduction, OD deaths are climbing. At a hearing on the law, a state legislator from rural Eagle’s Pass reported a 700% hike in drug use and a 120% rise in overdose deaths. Oregon’s secretary of state told the hearing that “in many communities in Oregon we’ve seen the problem with drug addiction get worse.”

By Howard Husock June 3, 2022 9:18pm

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/normalizing-drug-addiction-leads-to-even-more-overdoses/

Direct Headline: Oregon overdose rates soared by 700% after decriminalizing ALL drugs last year:

Officials admit millions in funding for treatment centers was held up and few offenders even bothered to use them but insist they will continue the scheme...Yet of the 1,885 people who received tickets for personal possession in the first year, only 91 called the hotline...On Thursday, state officials provided an update on the scheme and said that they had underestimated the work to dispense grants to healthcare providers...They said the $300 million scheme had 'potential', but admitted only $40 million in funds have been disbursed...A Republican representative for the Eagle's Pass area said that in her district there has been a 700% increase in overdoses and a 120% increase in deaths

By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com and Associated Press 10:39 EDT, 3 June 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10880193/Oregon-botched-drug-treatment-plan-tied-decriminalization.html

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Oregon, under Kate Brown (remember, she was the one to use tax payer dollars to pay the fees to renew her personal law license), basically let rioting and looting to go unchecked in 2020. Eventually decimating all civil order, causing many in the police department to retire or quit and destroyed the lives of how many small business owners left to be hunted like prey by the woke mob.

She thought essentially legalizing drugs ( Will @krista4 show up to ask if Brown watched The Wire S3 too many times? Did she think it would make her hip and virtue signal worthy to her limousine liberal peers?) would give her all the new Infinity Stones of Pure Woke.

Instead, and who could have predicted this, the rate of drug abuse and overdoses sky rocketed. And yes, including overdose deaths.

Team Blue policies with drugs seem to have a nasty habit of getting more American citizens get killed.

Do you think Oregon's drug problems are helped or made worse by the Southern Border being a swinging gate and fentanyl just pouring in the United States with countless millions of lethal doses, many aimed at kids?

The Democratic Party brought all this upon themselves. Their dumb ideas. But everyday working class people's lives, and the lives of their children too.  So yes, for a Party that has shown nothing but incompetence in the last year and a half with just about everything while in power - Shut down the border. It prevents them from making even more self inflicted scandals with the predictable lethal consequences.

 
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lazyike

Footballguy
Oregon law decriminalizing all street drugs goes into effect

Oregon’s law decriminalizing small amounts of all street drugs went into effect on Monday — making it the first state in the nation to enact such a measure....Those found with personal-use amounts of drugs — including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and ecstasy — will now face a $100 fine instead of a criminal charge....The law was not without opposition. Two dozen district attorneys argued it would lead to the normalization of dangerous drugs....

By Kenneth Garger February 2, 2021 2:09am

https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/oregon-law-decriminalizing-street-drugs-goes-into-effect/

Normalizing drug addiction leads to even more overdoses

Consider what’s happened in Oregon, where in 2020 voters approved a ballot measure to decriminalize hard drugs — and at the same time establish addiction treatment centers. Unconsidered was the possibility that making heroin and fentanyl legal — subject to a $100 fine that could be waived if one just calls a help hotline — might actually encourage more use.....Instead of harm reduction, OD deaths are climbing. At a hearing on the law, a state legislator from rural Eagle’s Pass reported a 700% hike in drug use and a 120% rise in overdose deaths. Oregon’s secretary of state told the hearing that “in many communities in Oregon we’ve seen the problem with drug addiction get worse.”

By Howard Husock June 3, 2022 9:18pm

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/normalizing-drug-addiction-leads-to-even-more-overdoses/

Oregon overdose rates soared by 700% after decriminalizing ALL drugs last year: Officials admit millions in funding for treatment centers was held up and few offenders even bothered to use them but insist they will continue the scheme

Oregon voters approved a ballot measure in 2020 to decriminalize hard drugs after being told it was a way to establish and fund addiction recovery centers

The scheme - the first in the nation - went into effect in February 2021, and sees possession of controlled substances classed as a Class E 'violation'

No longer a felony or misdemeanor, possession now carries a maximum $100 fine, which can be waived if the person calls a hotline for a health assessment

Yet of the 1,885 people who received tickets for personal possession in the first year, only 91 called the hotline

On Thursday, state officials provided an update on the scheme and said that they had underestimated the work to dispense grants to healthcare providers

They said the $300 million scheme had 'potential', but admitted only $40 million in funds have been disbursed

A Republican representative for the Eagle's Pass area said that in her district there has been a 700% increase in overdoses and a 120% increase in deaths

Oregon overdose rates soared by 700% after decriminalizing ALL drugs last year: Officials admit millions in funding for treatment centers was held up and few offenders even bothered to use them but insist they will continue the scheme

Oregon voters approved a ballot measure in 2020 to decriminalize hard drugs after being told it was a way to establish and fund addiction recovery centers

The scheme - the first in the nation - went into effect in February 2021, and sees possession of controlled substances classed as a Class E 'violation'

No longer a felony or misdemeanor, possession now carries a maximum $100 fine, which can be waived if the person calls a hotline for a health assessment

Yet of the 1,885 people who received tickets for personal possession in the first year, only 91 called the hotline

On Thursday, state officials provided an update on the scheme and said that they had underestimated the work to dispense grants to healthcare providers

They said the $300 million scheme had 'potential', but admitted only $40 million in funds have been disbursed

A Republican representative for the Eagle's Pass area said that in her district there has been a 700% increase in overdoses and a 120% increase in deaths

By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 17:39 EDT, 2 June 2022 | Updated: 10:39 EDT, 3 June 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10880193/Oregon-botched-drug-treatment-plan-tied-decriminalization.html
You bolded  the answer you said was simple. Close the border. Sorry not going to go into and discuss  all your secondary points. I like shorter posts.

 

timschochet

Footballguy
This and Tim's post are disingenuous.  No one is talking about stopping trade from flowing over the border.   And Abbott had to resort to inefficient means to get what he wanted because border enforcement is a federal responsibility.  If they were doing their job he wouldn't have to try to find workarounds that aren't nearly as efficient. 
It’s not disingenuous. You can’t stop drugs flowing across the border without stopping trade flowing across the border. Can’t be done. You can increase border enforcement in order to slow down illegal immigrants, and/or drugs, but if you do it to the extent that you and others seem to want then you’re shutting down trade. Can’t have one without the other, sorry. 

 

Summer Wheat

Footballguy
GOP.com is owned and run by the RNC.

When I use "Direct Headline", I am porting over the exact headline from the article from the site and author. I attribute EVERYTHING when I post in the PSF. Exhaustively so.

Anything the RNC releases online goes through hard vetting through their legal department. Eric Swalwell's own media team for his campaign researches all mentions of him everywhere online. Anything red flagged is reviewed by his campaign's own legal staff or sent to be examined by the legal staff of the DNC. If there was cause for a defamation claim by Swalwell, it would have happened already.

I attribute everything. I source everything. I make it very plain and transparent. I would say I am the most heavily sourced but also the most exhaustive in making it clear where articles, videos, transcripts, legal references, social media information, data, stats, quotes, etc, etc are coming from.

Your purity tests to fulfill your tribalism don't mean a single thing to me. If you have a problem with my posts, hit the Report Button. Do it if you want.

If you have a problem, contact the RNC. Contact the author of the article, Tim Pigott. Contact the RNC's legal department. Contact Eric Swalwell's campaign office. Contact DNC's legal department.

Do you realize if you could actually get a FBG Staff member to try to get me to justify posting a direct article title written by someone else in the mainstream political media, that they would be forced to apply that standard to every purity test thrown at every FBG member who posts in every forum?

You do realize if you could make that happen, Faust would have to be immediately banned out of the Shark Pool.

Son, did you actually think any of this through before you started launching into your ill conceived attacks?


Some may not like what you post, but in all of your posts like em or hate em you cover every source in detail.

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
It’s not disingenuous. You can’t stop drugs flowing across the border without stopping trade flowing across the border. Can’t be done. You can increase border enforcement in order to slow down illegal immigrants, and/or drugs, but if you do it to the extent that you and others seem to want then you’re shutting down trade. Can’t have one without the other, sorry. 


Direct Headline: Drug traffickers arrested in California with 150,000 fentanyl pills released after just days in jail

Two drug traffickers in California who were arrested last week for being in possession of 150,000 fentanyl pills — enough to kill millions of people — were released back onto the streets, officials said....Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, both from Washington, were arrested during a traffic stop-turned-drug bust in Tulare on Friday. They were booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on charges of possession, transportation and selling of illegal drugs....

Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, were discovered with 150 packages that each contained 1,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in California on Friday, authorities said. ...In a surprising twist of events, the two inmates were released just days later...."The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a court order to release both suspects from custody on their own recognizance..."

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said he strongly disagrees with the decision to release the traffickers, citing public safety concerns, but said his office was forced to comply with the court order....

By Lawrence Richard June 28, 2022 5:02am EDT

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-drug-traffickers-fentanyl-pills-released

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You are minimizing the total scope here. Elements in China, including CCP factions, create the core components of the fentanyl. They are in league with the drug Cartels in Mexico. Who bring them over the border, particularly the breached Southern Border, where they coordinate with organized criminals on the American side.

You know how you help stop "drugs from flowing across the border"? When you arrest the criminals on our side, you keep them locked up forever. You don't allow Team Blue cooked "bail reform" to just set them back out onto the streets.

You are logical fallacy bombing with "False Dilemma", that there can only be two choices in this matter.

 

FairWarning

Footballguy
It’s not disingenuous. You can’t stop drugs flowing across the border without stopping trade flowing across the border. Can’t be done. You can increase border enforcement in order to slow down illegal immigrants, and/or drugs, but if you do it to the extent that you and others seem to want then you’re shutting down trade. Can’t have one without the other, sorry. 
Canada seems to get along just fine without drugs crossing their border, and the US-Canada border is much longer.

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
It’s not disingenuous. You can’t stop drugs flowing across the border without stopping trade flowing across the border. Can’t be done. You can increase border enforcement in order to slow down illegal immigrants, and/or drugs, but if you do it to the extent that you and others seem to want then you’re shutting down trade. Can’t have one without the other, sorry. 




Direct Headline: Mexican cartel smugglers nabbed with $1.2M worth of meth in NYC — then released thanks to lax bail laws: feds

A pair of suspected Mexican drug-cartel smugglers was busted with a $1.2 million stash of crystal meth — but had to be freed thanks to New York’s lax bail laws, authorities said Monday....The two California men, Luis Estrada and Carlos Santos, were allegedly caught red-handed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as part of a multi-agency investigation. Yet frustrated agents had to stand by and watch as the suspects were cut loose on just supervised release, the federal agency said....That’s because the two men could only be charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as opposed to a narcotic....And the rap does not qualify for bail according to the Empire State’s soft-on-crime 2019 bail-reform measures, they said....

Authorities said Estrada, 19, and the 34-year-old Santos were nabbed with 165 pounds of crystal meth while attempting to make two drop-offs....According to the criminal complaint, Estrada was arrested near the South Street Seaport in Manhattan shortly before 10 a.m. on July 5 lugging a suitcase with 40 pounds of the drug inside....On July 8, authorities said, Santos was arrested in Inwood in Manhattan with 100 pounds of crystal meth and a small amount of cocaine.....Yet both men were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court within a day of each other last week — and freed on supervised release....

....DEA Special Agent in Charge Frank Tarentino noted in the release that “methamphetamine is running rampant throughout the country, causing addiction, overdoses and poisonings....Brennan said New York has become a “distribution hub for methamphetamine” since bail laws were changed....According to the agency, the feds seized 78 kilos of the highly addictive drug last year — and a whopping 1,108 kilos so far this year.....“This year, DEA has seen methamphetamine seizures in New York increase 1300% since 2021, indicating New York is a bullseye for traffickers....

...The state saw 184 meth overdose deaths in 2020, with most of the deaths — 152 — involving a mix of fentanyl, the data shows. 

By Larry Celona and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon July 11, 2022 4:49pm

https://nypost.com/2022/07/11/feds-release-cartel-smugglers-with-1-2m-meth-due-to-bail-laws/

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You are being intentionally pedantic about this. Logical fallacy bombing people here with false dilemma is going to get you nowhere.

Drug cartels are targeting Big Blue Cities because they have lax drug laws and favorable "bail reform" to their advantage. A 1300 percent increase in a year doesn't come out of nowhere.

Team Blue idiotic public policy and George Soros supported woke rogue district attorneys are triggering the incentive for Cartels to push as much fentanyl, as well as all other types of illegal drugs, across the border. 

 
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GordonGekko

Footballguy
It’s not disingenuous. You can’t stop drugs flowing across the border without stopping trade flowing across the border. Can’t be done. You can increase border enforcement in order to slow down illegal immigrants, and/or drugs, but if you do it to the extent that you and others seem to want then you’re shutting down trade. Can’t have one without the other, sorry. 


Direct Headline: 1 million fentanyl pills linked to Sinaloa Cartel seized in record-breaking drug bust

The estimated street value of the pills is between $15 to $20 million....The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has seized approximately one million pills laced with fentanyl allegedly linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in what authorities say is the biggest bust for the drug in California history....The seizure happened earlier this month in Inglewood, California, after the DEA’s Los Angeles Field Division High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Group 48, along with the DEA New York Division Tactical Diversion Squad and Hawthorne Police Department, had been investigating a Los Angeles-area drug trafficking organization since May that authorities believed was linked to the Sinaloa Cartel....

“DEA agents identified Southern California narcotic couriers and stash house managers who were responsible for distributing narcotics to other drug distributors in the area,” the DEA said in a press release regarding the seizure....Authorities subsequently obtained a federal search warrant and executed the drug bust on July 5 at a residence in Inglewood which resulted in the seizure of approximately one million fake pills laced with fentanyl that were intended for retail distribution with an estimated street value of between $15 to $20 million.....

“This massive seizure disrupted the flow of dangerous amounts of fentanyl into our streets and probably saved many lives,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Bill Bodner. “The deceptive marketing coupled with the ease of accessibility makes these small and seemingly innocuous pills a significant threat to the health and safety of all our communities. A staggering number of teens and young adults are unaware that they are ingesting fentanyl in these fake pills and are being poisoned....”....According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and is a synthetic opioid that is approved for treating severe pain but can often be diverted for abuse and misuse....More than 107,000 Americans have died as a result of fentanyl overdose or poisoning, according to the CDC.....

Criminal drug networks in Mexico are mass-producing illicit fentanyl and fake pills pressed with fentanyl in filthy, clandestine, unregulated labs,” the DEA warned in their statement. “These fake pills are designed to look like real prescription pills right down to the size, shape, color and stamping. These fake pills typically replicate real prescription opioid medications such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and alprazolam (Xanax); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall).”...According to the DEA, Los Angeles is a major transport and shipment hub for illegal drugs coming from the U.S.-Mexico border and are often stored in warehouses, storage units and residential properties in the region.....

....The DEA offices in Los Angeles seized approximately three million fentanyl pills in 2021 -- close to three times the amount seized in 2020. And, in the first four months alone of 2022, DEA Los Angeles have seized an estimated 1.5 million of the pills -- a 64% increase over the same period in 2021.....

By Jon Haworth July 15, 2022, 3:37 AM

https://abcnews.go.com/US/million-fentanyl-pills-linked-sinaloa-cartel-seized-record/story?id=86871828

Operation Fast & Furious Scandal: Obama Administration's ATF Sent Guns To Drug Cartels (5/27/22 20:22 PST)

https://forums.footballguys.com/topic/804422-operation-fast-furious-scandal-obama-administrations-atf-sent-guns-to-drug-cartels-52722-2022-pst/

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You are being disingenuous.  The Sinaloa Cartel is well known to Joe Biden, because he was VPOTUS when Eric Holder ordered guns to be sent to Cartels during Operation Fast And Furious, it was the Sinaloa Cartel that got the lions share of those weapons.

The DEA stopped a MILLION fentanyl pills, how many more got through?

You can keep trying to deflect and logical fallacy bomb this away, but Biden, just like Obama, have enabled the Cartels to target America's children. The notion that trade would suddenly choke out and cease with actual enforced Borders and turning off the spigot of illegals streaming into this country is cheap and dirty and nonsensical.

You are defending the pathway for more American children to die from fentanyl. Your tribalism comes at a staggering price.

 

Stealthycat

Footballguy
I don't think many people care about this

AR15's are in the news, they need addressed ... not all the people dying from fentanyl

 

GordonGekko

Footballguy


This post is complete garbage. Amazing you are able to still post here.

Show the direct quote where anyone is cheering on the smuggling of fentanyl??

And what the hell does Hunter Biden have to do with anything??


Direct Headline: Candlelight vigil held in memory of girl, 15, who overdosed on fentanyl at Hollywood school

By David González Friday, September 23, 2022

A candlelight vigil was held Thursday night in memory of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed on a fentanyl-laced pill on the campus of Hollywood's Bernstein High School.
Some at the memorial for Melanie Ramos expressed sorrow that she fell victim to the opioid crisis, while others said they were angry that the school has not done enough to protect children...."My daughter's also 15. My heart broke," said Esmeralda Martin. "I talk to her and I tell her, 'I come to drop you off at school and I want to pick you up from school."

Earlier Thursday, LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced that doses of Narcan, or naloxone, will also be provided to all LAUSD school police officers...."We are experiencing a devastating epidemic. Whether we talk about fentanyl or the many variations of fentanyl, there is an abundance of drugs that students are having ready access to," Carvalho said at a news conference....

Deaths from fentanyl overdoses have soared in California among 15 to 19-year-olds since 2012, according to the California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard. There were 4,009 overall deaths in California related to fentanyl in 2020, during the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic.


https://abc7.com/fentanyl-overdose-teens-vigil/12256211/

https://www.theblaze.com/news/hollywood-hs-fentanyl-student-death



Direct Headline: What is rainbow fentanyl? Colorful pills drive new warnings about deadliest drug in the US

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN September 25, 2022

A new wave of concern has spread across the United States over multi-colored “rainbow fentanyl” pills, powders and blocks – that look similar to candy or sidewalk chalk – being sold and used in several states, and potentially posing a threat to young people....Rainbow fentanyl comes in bright colors and can be used in the form of pills or powder that contain illicit fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, making them extremely addictive and potentially deadly if someone overdoses while trying to achieve a high off of the drugs....

DEA warns of brightly colored fentanyl 'used to target young Americans'...This multi-colored fentanyl may appeal to young people or fool them into thinking it’s safe, but experts say illicit fentanyl has been hiding in what appears to be other products for a long time, and fentanyl is fentanyl – it’s all dangerous, rainbow or not...."....People are worried that their kids will take one of these pills thinking they’re another drug or even thinking they’re some sort of candy,”....According to US government data, about 32,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2018. That accounts for 46 percent of all fatal overdoses....

...“Rainbow fentanyl – fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes – is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said in the August announcement.... and the California Department of Public Health has alerted K-12 school administrators in the state about rainbow fentanyl being “a new trend.”

...The weight of powder fentanyl seizures increased from 298.2 kilograms in 2018 to 2,416 kilograms in 2021, and the number of pills seized increased from 42,202 in 2018 to 2,089,186 in 2021, according to the study, of which Palamar was the lead author....“We found that not only has fentanyl seizures been increasing, but the proportion of pills seized to overall fentanyl seizures has been increasing. The proportion of pill seizures increased from 14% in early 2018 to 29% in late 2021,” Palamar wrote in his email to CNN....


https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/25/health/rainbow-fentanyl-pills-wellness/index.html



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You want to parse down on what sources I use ( feel free to run a purity test on any of the thousand of reference points I've used in the last two years) but do you want to talk about children dying of fentanyl?

The CCP intentionally funds ( using the same state empowered cutouts and banks that funded Hunter Biden's dealings in China) and provides the precursor to the Mexican drug cartels ( Obama, Biden, Holder and Rice are familiar with them, since they gave them guns with our tax dollars during Operation Fast And Furious) , who then push it into our country and strategically markets it to our children.

American children are dying. In record numbers. And it's easy to get fentanyl into the country since the Southern Border is an open swinging gate, and if drug dealers are caught, they might stand a good chance to reap the benefit of Team Blue/George Soros/Big Blue City "bail reform" and get out to slaughter even more innocents.

Joe Biden is making it extremely easy for American children to die.

Infants with baby formula, kids with fentanyl, children in cities where rapists, killers and career criminals are "no bailed" for SJW equity. And barring that, Biden abandoned billions of dollars in high tech modern weapons, paid with your tax dollars and my tax dollars and the tax dollars of everyone here, so the Taliban and ISIS can use them to kill future generations of American children. The only thing slowing them down right now is Biden also enabled them to gang rape and sodomize up to 19 million women and little girls in Afghanistan first.

But after all this, your biggest worry is the article sources I use and the article titles they choose to print?

Enjoy your purity tests while innocent children perish.
 

GordonGekko

Footballguy
This post is complete garbage. Amazing you are able to still post here.

Show the direct quote where anyone is cheering on the smuggling of fentanyl??
Really disgusting, but this type of rampant falsehood/misinformation doesn't seem to ever get one in trouble here.


Direct Headline: Border Patrol seizes 44 lbs of fentanyl labeled with ‘CNN’ logo

by: Dylan Abad Oct 18, 2022 / 10:56 AM EDT

.... Nearly 20 bricks of suspected fentanyl, some marked with cable news network CNN’s logo, were seized at the southern border, according to officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection....Authorities said the packages were stopped at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility in Texas on Thursday, Oct. 13, when officers encountered a commercial tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico..... As officers inspected the vehicle, they uncovered 19 packages of alleged fentanyl concealed within the tractor.....

....Authorities said the packages had a combined weight of 44.35 pounds and a street value of $1,036,000....


https://www.wfla.com/news/national/cpd-seizes-44-lbs-of-fentanyl-labeled-with-cnn-logo/



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Photo of fentanyl bricks with "CNN" logo


Speaking of "rampant falsehood/information", about a million dollars of fentanyl marked "CNN" with it's logo, was stopped at the Southern Border yesterday.

Irony at it's finest.
 

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Direct Headline: Three New Yorkers Ordered Cocaine From the Same Delivery Service. All Died From Fentanyl.

By Margot Patrick Oct. 23, 2022

....Ross Mtangi, a trading executive at Credit Suisse Group AG , left his Manhattan penthouse in March 2021 with his laptop and told his pregnant partner he was going to work....He checked into a nearby hotel and tuned in to work calls. Later, he texted for cocaine from a drug delivery service.....Mr. Mtangi, 40 years old, missed a follow up meeting. His sister and her partner found him dead at the hotel the next day. Police found on a table translucent black baggies that contained lethal fentanyl mixed in with the cocaine.....In the East Village, first-year lawyer Julia Ghahramani, 26, texted the same delivery service the same day. She also died. She had just started her career remotely at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP....Social worker Amanda Scher, 38, did the same. She died in the Greenwich Village apartment she shared with her Chihuahua-Corgi rescue dog. It was a stone’s throw from where she had received her master’s degree at New York University....

The three high-achieving New Yorkers had texted the DoorDash-style cocaine delivery service on a late winter Wednesday. They all died from the illicit fentanyl that had been mixed into it....Fentanyl is a powerful legal opioid, prescribed for cancer patients and others with severe pain. Traffickers have found it is easy and inexpensive to make. The illicit form has spread throughout the illegal drug market, turning up in heroin as well as pills stamped out to look like oxycodone or Adderall and other drugs....Dealers also cut it into cocaine, a stimulant, to be more potent and addictive, introducing the drug to unsuspecting buyers.....

“Hey try not to do too much because it’s really strong,” read a text sent to Ms. Scher later that night from the delivery number.....Ms. Marden woke that morning in Connecticut knowing something was wrong because she hadn’t heard from her daughter. A friend of Ms. Ghahramani went to the apartment and found her dead, holding her phone.....

The addition of fentanyl into supplies in the past decade has tripled the yearly number of New Yorkers dying. Of 980 cocaine deaths in 2020, 81% involved fentanyl, according to the most recent New York City health department data..... Fentanyl helped drive total drug fatalities higher. Deaths hit an annual high of 107,521 people in 2021, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up 51% since 2019. Three-quarters of the 2021 deaths involved fentanyl....


https://www.wsj.com/articles/fentanyl-cocaine-new-yorkers-drug-delivery-service-all-died-11666526726

FULL WSJ ARTICLE


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By age, I might actually be the oldest regular poster in the forums now. So I have the perspective that many others don't have via pure life experience and exposure. When poor kids die, from whatever tragedy, it's just swept under the rug. When rich kids die, when the children of the wealthy, powerful and influential start to get slaughtered with all the rest, then something is finally done.

Point to note, I removed many sections of this Wall Street Journal article, not for contextual reasons, but because it kept trying to paint young over educated up and coming New Yorkers as pure victims. No, they were doing illegal drugs. One of them had a pregnant wife at home when he did them. However I put up a 2nd link for those who want to wade through it themselves. If they want to be neck deep in Limousine Liberal fluff.

The WSJ wants you to look at their status first, as a marker of tragedy. Because who cares about poor people. That's what "they" are saying - Who cares about poor people. Even look at the FBG forums over the years, do some of you ( not all but far too many) realize how much casual disdain many of you have in your posts about the actual working class? The WSJ is saying these young professionals were too good to die. Good by status not by character and not by the actual human condition.

But maybe now something will be done up the food chain. Once the children of wealthy and powerful start to perish too.
 

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