The New Year

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Bruce Plante)

In other news, over 42,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2016, an increase of 28 percent from 2015 according to the CDC. The number of people who overdosed on synthetic opioids also doubled. For comparison, guns kill about 33,000 Americans per year.

Meanwhile, the number of American troops killed in action rose during Trump's first year, the first increase in deaths since 2011.

Finally, the number of coal mining deaths also doubled during Trump's first year. A total of 15 miners were killed in 2017, the highest number since 2014.

Make America Dead Again

How was everyone's holiday? I was sick for most of it, but it was nice to take a step back. It was -10 below zero here last night.

  • Draxiar

    Sorry to hear you were sick for it, JM. I hope you were able to find some fun through all that!

    I had some much needed time off from…most everything. I wasn’t at work at all over the holiday week and stayed only on the fringe periphery of the news because I needed a break from that too!

  • Aynwrong

    Got to watch the niece (7) and the nephew (5) play with some gifts and then fight over who gets to sit in an empty box. LOL. Also drinks while listening to 80s music and watching some ball come down (NYC really should go back dropping a red apple).

    I had a pretty good holiday. Hope everyone else did as well.

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