usonia: Ten years ago when you would try to talk to people about George Bush, you would told that he was "ordained by God to be president" and you needed to "wake up and learn the truth."Here's your truth folks, hope you're happy.
bmihura: usonia: Ten years ago when you would try to talk to people about George Bush, you would told that he was "ordained by God to be president" and you needed to "wake up and learn the truth."Here's your truth folks, hope you're happy.Are people still blaming Bush? Seriously? Next, let's blame George Washington.
Dr.Zom: Christ, now I want to kill myself.RIP. You deserved better.
Deathfrogg: Another success story of the Bush administration.
BullBearMS: It's well past time to bring them all home.
squirrelinator: bmihura: usonia: Ten years ago when you would try to talk to people about George Bush, you would told that he was "ordained by God to be president" and you needed to "wake up and learn the truth."Here's your truth folks, hope you're happy.Are people still blaming Bush? Seriously? Next, let's blame George Washington.Grow up for farks sake. This IS his legacy.
BullBearMS: Deathfrogg: Another success story of the Bush administration.Let's ignore the fact that Obama tripled the size of the war in Afghanistan, tried to keep us in Iraq past the treaty date for total withdrawal, and went to war in Libya?
tylerdurden217: shotglasss: Too bad all those liberals are waiting at the airports to spit on guys like this. You should all burn in hell for your hatred of our troops./amidoingitrite?I wasn't sure if you were serious or not, then I looked at your derpy profile and I think you might have been serious. Spit on troops... really? That still happens? If it does, I don't think it's liberals, per se, just farking idiots. We ask the poor to fight the wars of the wealthy chickenhawks. So many conservative rednecks put the "Support our troops" magnets on their cars. That's the extent of their support.
darch: This thread is the reason I have such a love/hate relationship with the Internet. Instead of honoring an obviously great man and his work, we decend into derpy bickering over politics.Good jorb guys. Really. Brightened my day.
Peki: Stories like this scare the bejeesus out of me. I'm a civilian with PTSD, and it sucks to look at that and know it's a life sentence for a crime you didn't commit. I totally understand why someone would think a bullet in the brainpan is a reasonable solution (and has crossed my mind more than I'd care to admit).I'm glad he's found the end of the pain, but I wish he could have found it some other way. However, I don't the 30 billion pills the psychs want to put you on are the answer either (I was on two and they wanted to put me on another three before I was like fark that).
BullBearMS: A personal interest type story on the use of MDMA to treat a civilian with PTSD.
Kell Hound: Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.
notatrollorami: M11618: Deathfrogg: Another success story of the Bush administration.eat a huge farking dick. We were all grown men when we signed up. I knew men like this in the military, they would punch you in the face for being such a fark stick. This man deserves better than you politicizing his death, fark you die. This article was very emotional for me and then I come to comments and see this crap? You're lucky I didn't hear you say this, I'd break you in half.I want to agree on the partisan politicization, but I do believe the legacy of presidents who start unjustified wars should be forever stained. War has always been and always will be necessary at times, but Iraq II and many other wars in which we've engaged were unjustified slaughter for our troops and theirs. And this guy typifies the thousands and thousands whose lives are completely ruined without suffering a scratch. The public desperately needs a better understanding of the nature of war so they are not so easily swayed into putting boots on the ground in ambiguous situations like Iraq.////Infantry vet////Tears streaming down my face throughout that article. Heartfelt thanks to this man for trading his well being and eventually his life to help so many others. This is the true face of heroism.
Kell Hound: This... It's hard for me to even read that story. What an amazing person and a truly concerned human being. Sadly, I am not surprised that it ended the way it did. There is only so much pain and trauma a person can take, particularly when they're processing the mental anguish of thousands of people. I am someone who struggles with mental health issues everyday, and I can see why he chose to end his life. When you struggle with guilt and depression and are sensitive to boot, that can be a recipe for disaster. It is appalling beyond words that our health system and the military view mental health as something that can be 'fixed'. The sad reality is that mental illness never truly goes away, it is just held at bay by drugs and/or therapy. It's the ultimate non-healing wound. And we need to demand that our politicians and bureaucracy start treating mental illness as a severe condition that requires a great deal of resources. We have a generation of soldiers coming home who need our help and support beyond empty rhetoric and magnetic ribbons. The people who claim to support the troops need to start demanding support for these brave, broken soldiers. It is the very least that we can do for men like Capt Linnerooth.And I want to put this out there... Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain. It is a not a simple, selfish act, but a desperate attempt to end a pain that seems never ending.RIP Captain LinneroothYou made the ultimate sacrificeYourself for thousands~wanders off to hug his wife and son and try to forget his own experience~
Aigoo: If you must politicize anything, politicize that, because it is the reality within both the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs. That is why CPT Linnerooth is dead, and it has nothing to do with former President Bush or President Obama. It has nothing to do with Conservatives or Liberals. It is apathy on the part of every single person in this country. The people we all elect but do not hold accountable to do their jobs.
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I read this story on Yahoo last night. That really sucks. It's nice to be able to help other people. But to neglect yourself is just wrong.
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