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Stardate: Earth Day, 2019


Earth Day, 2019, and every day.

-->lessons learned. lessons forgotten: a review is overdue. 

-from Bob Dylan: 'It's a Hard Rain a Gonna Fall'--->​

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DATE:         Earth Day, 2019, and every day


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Re:               How we humans can celebrate Earth Day 2019, and everyday thereafter and make our Earth a better place, now and forever, to live on. For ALL of us and especially for for our children and grandchildren and for generations to come:

        • Take the Earth Day Pledge. Add to it. Do it.

        • Be true to your promises/pledge.

        • No Acts of Congress Needed! (For us anyway, but remind those we elect to demand a cleaner world from the corporations and governments WE patronize and finance.)


-Pledge by Humans on Planet Earth on Earth Day, 2019-

-Drive less. Carpool, take public transit, bike, walk, telecommute.

-Use little or no more plastic. No straws. No plastic packaging nor plastic bags. Nada. Zip. Recyclable, Reusable only. And insist the stores and people you buy from please do so too. Sea life and birds and the kids will thank you. So will Mother Earth.

-Insulate your home(s) better. And insist all our public and private buildings also have the best and latest energy saving insulation and devices.

-Drive vehicles that pollute less, use less gasoline or diesel and simply, drive less. Pool your errands with your family and others. Save our air and water and your money.

-Plant trees and shrubs.

-Grow gardens. Mow LESS!

-Unplug and turn off appliances you are not really using.

-Spread the Word: Leave our children, grandchildren and posterity - and wildlife and flora and fauna a better Earth than when you arrived.

-Tell the people and companies you buy from you expect them to follow your example.

---Be thankful we still have a Mother Earth---





date/location: Ongoing, in the United States of Addiction:

How's America's War on Drugs Doin'?

(WHAT War on Drugs?)

Read 'em and Weep!   OR take action to save the lives of 100s of thousands of Americans, many of them your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

Annual Causes of Death in the United States | Drug War Facts
Deaths Attributed to Tobacco Smoking (Each year from 2005 through 2009)1 ..... 10Estimated Drug-Induced Mortality in the US, by Gender and Race/Ethnicity ..... "During 1999–2008, overdose death rates, sales, and substance abuse ...

Drug use in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts | Statista › Health & Pharmaceuticals › State of Health
Estimated number of illicit drug users worldwide from 2011 to 2015, by drug (in millions)*. + ... Number of people in the U.S. who used selectedillicit drugs in the past year as of 2016 (in 1,000). +. Number of heroin ... Lifetime prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S.1991-2017 ... 4. Drug-related deaths.

[PDF]2. drug statistics and trends - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
monly used illicit drugs, followed by opiates and cocaine. However, in ... drug-related morbidity and mortality. Additionally, to ... US: Types of druguse in the past year. Fig. 94: .... users (between 10%-15% of estimateddrug users) in the world.

Substance Use - Our World in Data
Substance use is broad in its definition, being inclusive of alcohol and other drugs. ... It's estimated that globally, around 164 million people had an alcohol or drug .... Disease burden is measured in DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life Years) lost. .... at over 10 deaths per 100,000; it was followed closely by the United States with ...

[PDF]Chapter 13 ILLiCiT DRUG USE - World Health Organization
by L DEGENHARDT - ‎Cited by 141 - ‎Related articles
studies of drug users that had estimated mortality due to the four indi- vidual causes .... ported a 10-year study of mortality in cannabis usersamong 65171 members of ..... illicit drug users who have been treated in Europe and North America.

FastStats - Illegal Drug Use - CDC
May 3, 2017 - Percent of persons aged 12 years and over with any illicit drug use in the ... Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States, 2000-2013 ...
Missing: projected ‎10

[PDF]Consequences of Illicit Drug Use in America - Obama White House ...

Compared to other causes of preventable deaths, drug-induced causes exceeded ... reported driving under the influence of an illicit drug during the past year.5 ... marijuana users, whereas fewer than one in ten (9.1%) of those who ... The economic cost of drug abuse in the US was estimated at $193 billion in 2007, the last. (Wonder what it is for 2017? From CNBC:

"Economic cost of the opioid crisis: $1 trillion and growing faster (as of Feb 13, 2018)

-The economic toll of the opioid crisis is estimated to have topped $1 trillion from 2001 through 2017, a new report says.

-The economic fallout from the epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse is on track to cost $500 billion from 2018 to 2020 alone.

-More than 62,000 Americans are believed to have fatally overdosed from opioids in 2017.

by Dan Mangan | @_DanMangan at CNBC Published 6:01 AM ET Tue, 13 Feb 2018"

The opioid epidemic, explained - Vox
Aug 3, 2017 - 2015 was the worst year for drug overdose deaths. ... that as many as 650,000 people will die over the next 10 years from opioid ... Thenillicit drug traffickers followed suit, inundating the country with heroin .... About 2.1 million people are estimated to have an opioid use disorder inAmerica — and experts ...

Trends & Statistics | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Apr 21, 2017 - Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our Nation, ... Health Care, Overall, Year Estimate Based On ... Volume 54, Number 10, October 2016. ... NDEWS monitors drug use trends in 12 sentinel communities across the United States ... NIDA has compiled data on drug overdose deaths from this ...


Soon there will not be enough un-addicted and working Americans to pay the taxes needed to treat those who are addicted and dying from overdoses of imported illicit drugs!  Better write, call and SHOUT at the people YOU and I elected to re-start THE WAR ON DRUGS. NOW->

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