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Heroin and Pill Abuse Stir
a Battle Cry in Vermont

Associated Press, by Wilson Ring

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/15/2014 9:51:05 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in this tiny state. Nearly every day, police across Vermont are responding to burglaries or armed robberies investigators believe are prompted by the unslakable hunger for money to feed heroin or pill habits. In many cases, law enforcement officials say, what began as the abuse of prescription drugs has turned into heroin use because

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The underbelly of constructing a left-wing ´Utopia´. Many people are very, very unhappy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/15/2014 9:56:37 AM     (No. 9692784)

Oh, baloney! Drug use is a victimless crime!

/s off/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/15/2014 10:09:07 AM     (No. 9692800)

Also, Vermont voters elected Bernie Sanders to the US Senate. They are insane in addition to being stoners.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lillehuset, 1/15/2014 10:43:05 AM     (No. 9692858)

My husband and I lived in Woodstock until about 5 years ago....we didn´t see too much of that in our village however Burlington home of Univ of Vermont, Rutland (had gangs) and Brattleboro were all extremely liberal towns.....we were probably one of the few Conservatives in the entire state.....we could not believe it when Bernie Sanders was elected first to the House and then to the Senate.....he always ran as Socialist......amazing.....and crazy........now we live in California (because of family ) and it is still crazy.......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/15/2014 11:44:17 AM     (No. 9693009)

FTA: The state has consistently had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, but in his speech, Shumlin said the underlying cause of addiction was "a lack of hope and opportunity" that he proposed counteracting with good jobs

He´s a bright one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: reilly, 1/15/2014 11:55:58 AM     (No. 9693039)


Liberals run the state, worship government, ruin the economy and enable bad behavior. You expect socialism to work? The job rate is high because anybody with brains leaves.
Cutting the state budget by 60 percent would solve everything.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: reilly, 1/15/2014 12:03:46 PM     (No. 9693057)


Hate to post again but this is another insipid article by Vermont´s leftist media, which of course is complicit in all this bad behavior. Ann Coulter and Mark Steyn have never appeared in print in Vermont.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: lawless11, 1/15/2014 5:42:00 PM     (No. 9693501)

Odd..Vermont´s meteoric rise in heroin abuse started right about the same time as their free needle program. What an amazing coincidence!!

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