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Thread started 01/11/22 11:07pm

funkman88

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Could Prince's life be used as a cautionary tale in the war on drugs?

Can we use this to teach future generations to not use drugs?that drugs took his fame ,money,women,and health especially ability to do the splits.I
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Reply #1 posted 01/11/22 11:49pm

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Yes, because Prince was the only rock star in history to die of a drug overdose.

His life is a better cautionary tale of the blanding down of a fucking rock star by introducing him to a cult like Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Reply #2 posted 01/11/22 11:54pm

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More trolling.

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Reply #3 posted 01/11/22 11:56pm

andrewm7

I still think that there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Prince`s overdose was accidental. If anything it could rate as a cautionary tale on the dangers of bootleg pills.

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Reply #4 posted 01/12/22 12:02am

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andrewm7 said:

I still think that there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Prince`s overdose was accidental. If anything it could rate as a cautionary tale on the dangers of bootleg pills.


Most drug users don't purposely overdose to die. They just want more and more, a bigger high, and eventually go one step too far.

The thing with Prince's situation isn't that it was an overdose in that regard. It was that his pills were laced with Fentanyl - a bootleg like you mentioned - which even a little is enough to knock your ass out, or kill you.

So yes, the bootleg pill part is the real cautionary tale.

PS to the trolling OP, the war on drugs, started by Nancy bitch Reagan, was a pointed attack on urban neighborhoods and people of color. She didn't give a shit about getting crack out of the neighborhoods. It was the U.S. who put them there in the first place. But how convenient for her, as a first lady with a cause, to suddenly go after the very situation the same government her husband ran created in the first place.

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Reply #5 posted 01/12/22 1:01am

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The whole industry around pain management and narcotics needs more light shined on it, but as far as Prince goes, it's not like he wasn't surrounded by cautionary tales everywhere he looked. He wasn't trusting or naive, he knew about fetanyl on the streets. The rest is pretty close to an unsolved story.

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Reply #6 posted 01/12/22 4:46am

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yes! to 1) show why people need to only used these kinds of medications under a doctor's care. and 2) show the dangers of illegal sources....



I believe he was in pain for a long time, this was talked about for many years....even back in the 90s!


I believe he was too proud to get treatment or pain management in his own name. For a long time it was legal to have a prescription under a proxy name... as long as there was no insurance fraud. So he was good for a long time.


But at some point that ended and he still was not willing to seek proper treatment. So he used alternative means to get pain relief (I do believe it was always for pain management). And as the criminals who provide them got greedy and careless he ended up with at least 2 bad pills. (when the make them they get the fentanyl and mix them with fillers and press them into tablets but if they do not mix it properly some pill have way too much and that is likely what happened).

"There's a lady, 99 years old, If she led a good life, heaven takes her soul..." RIP Golden Girl Betty White.
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Reply #7 posted 01/12/22 5:59am

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funkman88 said:

Can we use this to teach future generations to not use drugs?that drugs took his fame ,money,women,and health especially ability to do the splits.I

Pardon, but your statement reeks of the sensationalistic tabloid type. Drugs per se aren't bad, nor good - it's all up to the user, like a knife can be used to stab someone or perform surgery. You can overdose on too many carrots, too much funk, too many women... Please learn to leave the kiddy world behind and start differentiating, for your own sake - too much black & white thinking will kill ya.

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Reply #8 posted 01/12/22 6:57am

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Fvcking troll
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Reply #9 posted 01/12/22 7:02am

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Drugs took his money, women and fame? When did that happen?
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Reply #10 posted 01/12/22 8:10am

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I'll report this thread to the moderators.

Your posts are often disgusting in my opinion.

[Edited 1/12/22 8:13am]

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Reply #11 posted 01/12/22 8:16am

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funkman88 said:

Can we use this to teach future generations to not use drugs?that drugs took his fame ,money,women,and health especially ability to do the splits.I

Do you play guitar?

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #12 posted 01/12/22 8:35am

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funkman88 said:

Can we use this to teach future generations to not use drugs?that drugs took his fame ,money,women,and health especially ability to do the splits.

I know this fool is a troll, but let's address the ridiculous points just for fun: Prince never lost his fame and is more famous than ever since his death. Drugs did not diminish that even slightly. He had plenty of money. The drugs he was taking wouldn't have put a dent in his fortune because they're cheap and easy to find. If Cletus over in the rural trailer park can afford to OD on Fentanyl then Prince would have felt no financial hardship there. Judith Hill sat across from him while his eyes rolled back in his head on that airplane from an OD. He didn't lose her or any of the other women in his life from that time. He changed his women as soon as the limerence phase wore off WAY before his opioid drug use began. By all accounts his life-long charitable giving would have depleted his fortune far more than his odioids ever could. As for his health, his hip/general pain from performing and repetitive motion injuries are what CAUSED him to take the drugs. The jacked up hip is behind him not being able to do the splits, not opioids. I know you're a troll/idiot, but opioids are NOT linked to hip disease. I think a far better strategy would be to completely stop the war on drugs as the failure it has always been. That and outlawing opioids.

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Reply #13 posted 01/12/22 12:32pm

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It’s quite simple, dude was in pain for years because of his insane acrobatics on stage, he literally killed himself in front of our eyes.

I still remember people on here being pissed he didn’t do any splits on the One Nite Alone tour.
He should have stopped that years earlier, but the damage was done.

That was probably the burden of his many talents. Folks like Eric Clapton get by by just standing around on stage, strumming their guitars.

But we all always expected more from Prince and he tried giving us his all until the bitter end…to disastrous consequences unfortunately.
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Reply #14 posted 01/12/22 12:55pm

alphastreet

No, he is not a poster child for drugs. Fentanyl crisis is real though, and he unfortunately fell victim to it
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Reply #15 posted 01/12/22 1:55pm

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No. He was an artist living in a rarified existence, so no representative of most people. That is other than being one of many who suffered as a result of overuse of pain drugs.

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Reply #16 posted 01/12/22 5:20pm

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How is this user not banned yet? Mods lol
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Reply #17 posted 01/12/22 6:53pm

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funkman88 said:

Can we use this to teach future generations to not use drugs?that drugs took his fame ,money,women,and health especially ability to do the splits.I

What the fuck? Stop talking before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have. brick

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Reply #18 posted 01/12/22 7:20pm

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funkman88 said:


Can we use this to teach future generations to not use drugs?that drugs took his fame ,money,women,and health especially ability to do the splits.I



What the fuck? Stop talking before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have. brick



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