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12-29-2012, 12:03 AM #1
Well, evidently more and more American soldiers are; http://www.caintv.com/-military-suicides-outnumber-c
It doesn't take much to understand why. With the constant barrage of bad news about the fiscal cliff, amount of Americans who are unemployed, how many unemployed have dropped off of government records because they have been unemployed for so long and how our "elected" officials are just not doing their jobs to decrease any of this horrific daily news, its no wonder more Americans are going off the deep end.
It's interesting though, only 9% of Americans approve of their elected officials, yet 80% of incumbents in Washington were reelected. Does that mean that most of the candidates running against the incumbents are that much worse, or that we have become a nation of "vote for team" drones?
Being a clinical depressive, I understand what living with depression is like. I also understand that with proper meds, depression is very controllable in those prone to it. But what about all of the normally level people who are now becoming depressed because government is so....well....depressing? Oh well, I'm sure O'Bummercare will make it all better for us all.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
12-29-2012, 08:21 AM #2Professional Member*
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I wish Obama were depressed and suicidal...
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12-29-2012, 08:28 AM #3
12-29-2012, 08:40 AM #4
This isn't a new problem. The military had been doing suicide awareness training and classes for at least 3 years that I know of. There are posters all over the place about it. They have a difficult go of it, that's for sure.
12-29-2012, 09:56 AM #5
I have always said, if the military has 12 months to teach you how to be a soldier, when your service is over they can spend 10 - 12 weeks "de-programming" you.
Why not bring these combat veterans back from a war zone and put them through a 8 to 12 week "normalization" boot camp. THEN send them home.GOVERNMENT
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12-29-2012, 10:14 AM #6
The slime who you are fighting beheads captives, kills innocents in the name of Ala (Satan), doesn't wear a uniform, etc. but if you capture them you have to treat them with all the respect due a soldier under the Geneva Convention.
If you do the "right" thing then you will be court marshaled for using excessive force, etc. Yeah they deserve better but while serving in "uniform" they should be allowed to fight as soldiers not police men with a thousand rules of engagement designed to protect everyone except themselves and their buddies.
In Nam at least we had free fire zones (vast areas cleard of all civilians and we could fire at anything 24/7), we could "recon" by fire when things looked suspecious near us and the enemy was at least in uniform for the most part and last but not least we didn't have the "press" embeded with us waiting to blow the whistle if anyone made even the smallest infraction. Thank you, thank you very much"I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."
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12-29-2012, 11:29 AM #7Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
12-29-2012, 11:34 AM #8
I had several buddies who were literally changed people after their tours in Vietnam. Then again, there were many others who came back pretty much the same as they were before they left, just with some new and interesting skill sets. War is hell....there's really nothing that better describes war than those three words. When our society starts competing with war as far as being like hell, it's time we changed society. Hell is full of souls whose existance is completely dictated by a governmental entity of demons who answer to a singular dictator. Starting to sound familiar?Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
12-29-2012, 11:49 AM #9Professional Member
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12-29-2012, 11:56 AM #10Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
12-29-2012, 12:05 PM #11
Suicide is actually up for those who haven't even been deployed yet. I think it's a greater sociological issue than just PTSS or the likes of that.
12-29-2012, 02:31 PM #12
Vietnam, with a mostly drafted military, also had certain military personnel put into combat more than the norm. If you were a chopper pilot in Vietnam, you were likely to have been called back to the front lines several times after your initial 13 month tour of duty there.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV