What is the answer to this riddle?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Where is the Outrage? reported this question being posed by mothers of drug overdose deaths of their siblings.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to compare the reasons for the missing outrage of drug overdoses rage to the HIV/AIDs epidemics in the USA.  Posing the question as a riddle is not intended to make light of either of these deadly epidemics. Rather it is to hopefully help lead to the main reasons for the missing outrage, in my opinion.

King Solomon

Proverb the people groan

Long life is in her (Wisdom) right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. (Proverb 2:16 NIV)

What’s My Point?

I believe everyone might agree it is not wise to become a drug addict or to obtain HIV/AIDs now that everyone knows the causes and consequences of these two epidemics.

However, the problems continue in spite of warnings and medical advancements. While HIV/AIDs patients are living longer because of medical drugs, and President Trump has declared drug overdoses an epidemic and approved billions of funds, the problems still persist.

Why indeed then is the mother’s question, missing?

In My Opinion

The main reason is basically related to the numbers of the riddle. The numbers reveal the root reasons why the outrage is missing.

The epidemics have resulted in the deaths of approximately 2 million American siblings in the past 40 years at an age far younger than the average mortality rates in America?

The Riddle

How do the following numbers relate to the reason for the missing directions needed to add more greater degrees of outrage for the two deadly epidemics?




77, 0369

If interested

Read the article and Source Links below.

In my next post, I will give you the answer to the riddle if you could not solve the riddle and the reasoning why, in my opinion.

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune


Drug Deaths

HIV/AIDs Deaths