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(AP)   He was the guy who could help everybody - everybody but himself: He was this broad-shouldered guy who blasted Motorhead, Iron Maiden, favored four-letter words and inhaled Marlboro Reds - once even while conducting a "stop smoking" class   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 67
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2013-03-17 04:16:50 PM  

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.


Wow awesome.

Izzat like the kids singing how wonderbul Obbamma is? You know, raise taxes, don't cut spending is the way to get the deficit down, and especially don't cut back on the handouts. Heh heh, those are votes.
 
2013-03-17 04:37:58 PM  
A man goes into the doctors, "Doctor," he says, "can you help me? Life doesn't seem worth living, and I am shrouded in constant gloom."

"My good man," says the doctor, taking a good look at the melancholy face before him, "there is only one cure for you. You must go and see Grimaldi the clown."

"Sir," replies the patient, "I am Grimaldi the clown."
 
2013-03-17 04:52:59 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: 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 Linnerooth
You made the ultimate sacrifice
Yourself for thousands

~wanders off to hug his wife and son and try to forget his own experience~

This.

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 peo ...


I have a whole host of issues relating to TBI and PTSD with the VA that I can't get treatment for. My main point being that this is not the best place/thread for political partisanship and bullshiat.

Glad your ex is finally getting treatment. Hopefully, one day, the rest of us can.
 
2013-03-17 05:22:14 PM  
Salute and farewell Captain, hopefully you found peace.
 
2013-03-17 05:27:56 PM  

M11618: Deathfrogg: M11618: Deathfrogg:


Blah blah etc.

Joining the military and learning how to kill people and fark shiat up, does not make one a Man.

When I was of "military age" Ronald Reagan was President. I didn't join, and yes, I did consider it, for the simple reason that the man was horribly incompetent and corrupt, and therefore untrustworthy to command the largest military the world has ever seen. My grandfathers both told me to stay out, as did my my uncle. My dad's dad regaled me with stories about how the Japanese were piled four feet deep for thirty yards in front of the machine guns, and they kept coming. He told me all sorts of wonderful stuff like how he spent a year cleaning the meaty bits of his friends off of the insides of gun turrets with a fire hose and rags.

In the last few years of his life, he was seen more than a few times, sitting on his tractor sobbing his head off.

That is what War does to people.
 
2013-03-17 05:32:13 PM  

darch: "I stood at her head and considered her hair, for Christsakes!" he wrote. "The blast had mussed her hair. Removed her foot, cleaved her abdomen, but mussed her hair. For whatever reason I looked at it and longed to smooth it back from her forehead. Like I do for my children. It was reddish-blond, curly, almost kinky, and in disarray. I looked around me to see if anyone would notice this gesture, if anyone would mind. Hell, I don't know what to do in an abattoir of human suffering, it's not my job. I deal with easy things, like the paranoid, the personality disordered, and those without hope. All I wanted to do was smooth her hair, perhaps compose her for the next stage of her journey. But I never did it, and regret it to this day."


Jesus farking Christ. Just... I have no words.

Godspeed, sir.


Yeah, that part really got to me too.

RIP heavy metal doctor
 
2013-03-17 05:47:34 PM  
May you find the peace that you gave so freely to others.  Thank you, sir.
 
2013-03-17 06:33:53 PM  

M11618: Deathfrogg: M11618: Deathfrogg: M11618: Deathfrogg:

Blah blah etc.

Joining the military and learning how to kill people and fark shiat up, does not make one a Man.

When I was of "military age" Ronald Reagan was President. I didn't join, and yes, I did consider it, for the simple reason that the man was horribly incompetent and corrupt, and therefore untrustworthy to command the largest military the world has ever seen. My grandfathers both told me to stay out, as did my my uncle. My dad's dad regaled me with stories about how the Japanese were piled four feet deep for thirty yards in front of the machine guns, and they kept coming. He told me all sorts of wonderful stuff like how he spent a year cleaning the meaty bits of his friends off of the insides of gun turrets with a fire hose and rags.

In the last few years of his life, he was seen more than a few times, sitting on his tractor sobbing his head off.

That is what War does to people.

Shut up dude, you don't know what you're talking about, you yourself admit it. It is what war did to your granddad. Everyone experiences it differently and you say yourself you have no experience so kindly shut the fark up and stop telling me who I am and what I know. Can you do that? Can you also stop politicizing the death of a good man? His death meant no more to you than some stupid off hand insult, his death and life meant a lot more to a lot of men better than you. I guess with age wisdom doesn't always come. So seriously go away. You're a depressingly small man/overaged child.


I'm betting on Dorner.
 
2013-03-17 06:45:41 PM  

mudpants: the hell, that was really a quote from the article.  crapy crap is crap !  crap !


Not getting your point? Did you have one?
 
2013-03-17 07:11:56 PM  

jim32rr: mudpants: the hell, that was really a quote from the article.  crapy crap is crap !  crap !

Not getting your point? Did you have one?




It's farking lazy, is what it is.
 
2013-03-17 07:16:40 PM  
shiat. We lost another one. RIP, sir. I can only hope that you find the peace that escaped you in life. Be advised, the line will hold. By Jizo, some of us are continuing the mission. It is a battle we can't win, but we'll continue the battle until someone can. The rest of us will not rest until we bring all of our brothers and sisters home, not just in body, but in soul and spirit as well. This I promise you.

Rest easy, Peter Linnerooth, your mission will not be abandoned.
 
2013-03-17 08:20:03 PM  

dickfreckle: Hippies spit on my parents as they returned from Vietnam (yes, my mom, too - a flight nurse). I think that America collectively regretted that phase and opted to applaud our soldiers regardless of how they felt about the politics of the war itself. That's the real meaning behind "support our troops."


I was born in the later part of the Vietnam War, so I didn't personally witness that sort of leftist douchbaggery, but hearing about incidents like that still pi**es me off. As far as the issue of PTSD goes (after reading the linked article) we have a lot of work to do to take care of our own, and to hopefully prevent people from taking their own lives.

/ working 60-70 hour weeks & hearing horror story after horror story would drive me mad...
 
2013-03-17 10:10:04 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: jim32rr: mudpants: the hell, that was really a quote from the article.  crapy crap is crap !  crap !

Not getting your point? Did you have one?

It's farking lazy, is what it is.


Well I'm the Submitter, so the blame if any lies with me. I did not come up with headline out of laziness ...I like the story and it was important to me that Farkers see it, in order to get others to read it I had to get their attention. The best way to do that was to use what I pulled from the story. Nuff said.
 
2013-03-17 10:41:16 PM  

jim32rr: StoPPeRmobile: jim32rr: mudpants: the hell, that was really a quote from the article.  crapy crap is crap !  crap !

Not getting your point? Did you have one?

It's farking lazy, is what it is.

Well I'm the Submitter, so the blame if any lies with me. I did not come up with headline out of laziness ...I like the story and it was important to me that Farkers see it, in order to get others to read it I had to get their attention. The best way to do that was to use what I pulled from the story. Nuff said.


Fair enough.
 
2013-03-17 11:04:21 PM  
/cries
 
2013-03-17 11:53:27 PM  

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.


Quite sure the derpheads on the right will twist his legacy to fit their insanity du jour as the years go by just like they do now with Reagan's.
 
2013-03-18 09:50:45 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: we haven't even begun to count the true costs.


For instance, becoming the most hated and despised nation on the globe.

Those folks won't be forgiving or forgetting this for a *very* long time, if ever.  Hell, they're still pissed about the Crusades, and how many centuries in the past was that?

We made the bed, now we have to sleep in it.
 
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