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2013-06-23 11:24:27 AM
It's not so much that wanting to be the "Uh, oh! Daddy's home!" to the world is the worst of intentions it's just that dad drinks, beats mom and hasn't got a lot of belt swinging room to speak of.
 
2013-06-23 11:29:46 AM
TO THOSE OF YOU IN THIS THREAD HATING ON THE PAWNS I FLING POO IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION
 
2013-06-23 11:44:30 AM
He blamed Bush and Cheney? Bush & Cheney have been out of the picture for half a decade. Therefore, THIS IS SOON NOT GOING TO BE ANY SORT OF PROBLEM. If Messiah Obama has nothing at all do to with this, then this has simply ceased to be a problem.
 
2013-06-23 11:45:31 AM
The suicide rate for soldiers is double the national rate because soldiers are 18-40 or so.

National rate is diluted because it covers 1-100+ year olds.

The rate of soldier suicides matches the rate of their civilian counterparts for their age bracket.
 
2013-06-23 11:46:17 AM
Seriously... all you back-seat pieces of shiat going on about what he should have done, and about how the support is there if you just look hard enough.  Here is a bowl of c*cks, now eat it.  You have no farking idea what the hell you are talking about, period.  I don't care where you've been or who you are, STFU.

/Living a major medical hellride for the last 8 years
//No, the support is NOT always there no matter how damn hard you look
///People are not required to give a shiat, fine
////I'm not required to listen to sanctimonious bullshiat like that without calling it what it is, either
 
2013-06-23 11:47:37 AM

Silly_Sot: Messiah Obama


That's when you admitted to believing that there are actually two different parties with completely different modus operandi and sort of stopped looking at the forest and started shilling for the bark on one tree.
 
2013-06-23 12:01:12 PM

Rwa2play: This from someone that sits comfortably in his ivory tower.


I served 8 years in the Army. Lets hear about your military service.
 
2013-06-23 12:04:12 PM
The problem isn't the Obama Messiah, or the Reagan Messiah, it's that we keep picking our messiahs out of cut out bins that have been thoroughly vetted by the people printing the money, guaranteeing that no matter who gets to sit in the chair for four years, none of their interests will be moved against.  Trying to change the world by voting is like trying to get laid by a supermodel by e-mailing your vote in on a beauty pageant.  The winner is gonna thank the little people and go and get as many beauty product endorsements as she can show up for, and retire before her pretty face is last week's darling.  Bonus, the aforementioned proprietors of US Inc. get enough free demographic info to last, yeah, four years.
 
2013-06-23 12:08:42 PM
You know how every so often, some 6 figure a year plus lobby money mook will harrumph and get all "We feel that this [insert proffered  worrisome issue here] has been backgrounded too long and I, your fearless leader am determined to bring it to the fore!"?  That means that all the malarkey they got us all worked up about to GET that job is running out of urgency, so they gotta change the ViewMaster slide.
 
2013-06-23 12:27:45 PM

Corn_Fed: People who supported the Iraq invasion back in 2003 were clueless swine.


And yet, none of them come forward now to claim their prize. Why is that.

We all know right wingers. Perhaps we should quit giving them a pass now.
 
2013-06-23 12:30:02 PM

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Seriously... all you back-seat pieces of shiat going on about what he should have done, and about how the support is there if you just look hard enough.  Here is a bowl of c*cks, now eat it.  You have no farking idea what the hell you are talking about, period.  I don't care where you've been or who you are, STFU.

/Living a major medical hellride for the last 8 years
//No, the support is NOT always there no matter how damn hard you look
///People are not required to give a shiat, fine
////I'm not required to listen to sanctimonious bullshiat like that without calling it what it is, either


You volunteered, farkstick. Look in the mirror, grab your gun, and go do something.

A whole big part of America likes to think it is so effing patriotic because its willing to go kill people overseas. Because it was dumb enough to believe obvious lies, and because it loves to think of itself as better than the rest of us.

Tell you what. Make your service REALLY count. Speak out about what you went through and why it is important we never put people through that again.

Or, keep being a farking victim blaming everyone else but yourself.

You enlisted. fark off.
 
2013-06-23 12:53:42 PM

Vangor: While I hope a foolhardy hope no other servicemen and women take their lives, and I recognize there is a concern for glorification of suicide, I hope there is a flood of these letters being shared. We need significant reforms to our care for our troops in all areas, in the field and back home, but especially in psychological health. We should have been making significant reforms back towards Vietnam when what was happening first truly emerged.


The only thing that will change would be Congress passing a law making it illegal for veterans' next of kin to publish those suicide notes.

/cynic
 
2013-06-23 12:56:17 PM

gnarr: STRYPERSWINE: bwilson27: Kurmudgeon: STRYPERSWINE: And now we're seeing his WMDs at work in Syria, as many suspected all along. Speaking of vindication.

Funny that, I just favorited you in dark red as "damnable liar".

Funny, I've got him favorited in dark red, too, as "Complete warmongering POS"

wow that's totally mature.  Nobody WANTS war.  Well, Saddam did, but I mean none of US does.  My point was that Saddam started this and he alone is to blame.  And no, he did NOT fully and immediately comply. He stalled for weeks, moving stuff from one site to another.  It was a joke.

But don't let that stop you from coloring and name calling,

What Saddam had was basically non-functional and outdated.   It's well known that Saddam's stalling and refusal to play by Bush's rules was largely motivated by a fear of looking weak to Iran, Iraq's chief rival in the region and a country with a vested interest in Iraq due to its Shia population, among other things.   Anyone with a basic understanding of the Arab concept of "saving face" will understand why Saddam was essentially between a "rock and a hard place" during this time.   Chemical weapons were widely used during the Iran-Iraq war and was likely one of the few deterrents that Saddam had for dealing with the Iranian problem.  His stockpiles had been severely, if not completely, reduced in the wake of the Gulf War and to admit so publicly would be a tremendous loss in power vis-à-vis Iran.    Of course, the threat of a US invasion was equally problematic, but perhaps Saddam thought the US population and UN would be able to stave off such a significant military action.    Saddam was a stubborn, proud little bastard and felt, perhaps through his own arrogance, it was better to stand up the US than weaken his position in the Middle East.   I assure you, however, that at no time did his stockpile of WMDs pose a clear an immediate threat to the United States, despite what Bush/Cheney tried to sell to the world.

Are you familia ...


While reading through the displays of massive ignorance in this thread I wanted to type ^^this^^ out. Glad to see you got there before I went all redundant on this thread.

Geopolitical actions have numerous variables involved. Most people, however, don't really pay attention to the many factors involved and instead just buy into very simple "A vs B" thinking thinking that is the product of propaganda. Blaming Saddam for our actions is the height of refusing to engage in any sort of honest self criticism. While there is much to be proud of in US history, there is also no shortage of ills we have committed (Guatamala, El Salvador, Argentina, Nicaragua, Iran, etc.) In the first few months/years after 9/11, attempts to try to understand the attacks as part of a larger picture in which the US has most certainly not always been "the good guy" were seen as treasonous and roundabout attempts to have the attacks justified. While painful, that kind of reflection could have helped us to reach out to a world that was also horrified at the attacks. For Christ's sake, the people of Iran mourned the attacks. Instead of reaching out to numerous hands that wanted to help us we instead said "fark you" to their sympathy. Bush and the neocons decided to cynically use 9/11 as a justification for a war against Iraq that had been advocated by the neocons since the mid to late 90s. And when much of the world said no, we said "fark you. You're either with us or against us." When the UN Security Council would not give legitimacy to aggression and invasion, we said "then fark you, you are now irrelevant."

I have not gone to war. I have not served in the military. My best friend is a wounded combat veteran and my brother currently serves. I've at least seen second hand what combat does to those who have participated in it. If we give a damn about the people willing to put their lives on the line on our behalf, we better make damn sure that it is necessary for our national security. Iraq posed no security threat to the US and going to war against them was purely by choice. And the wrong choice, mind you. It makes me angry to see my friend sometimes fly off the handle in irrational rage at things (he has a lot of mental issues post combat/post injury) because each time it happens I am reminded that he now suffers because a small clique of ideological radicals wanted to socially engineer the Middle East using our military as pawns for their ambitions.

Side note: the fact that the "liberal media" myth still persists even after the mainstream media simply acted as a liason for government pro-war propaganda regarding Iraq is a testament to how well propaganda, once internalized by enough rubes, becomes established "fact."
 
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2013-06-23 12:57:09 PM
"While it is a nice thought to consider doing some good with my skills, experience, and killer instinct,..." "...What is really stopping me, though, is that I simply am too sick to be effective..."

He entertained his fantasies of going rogue and killing those who need killing and then killed himself. Eliminating the possibility of anything, ever. Military intelligence.
 
2013-06-23 01:02:15 PM
There are no two parties.

There is one very large business concern.

And the election is the quadrennial company barbecue.

And if I can tell you who god is, what money is and how you're allowed to use it, and make laws that compel you to get your ass shot off to make sure I get to keep mine, then I own your ass, your roof, your children's children's children's sweat equity and the food in your mouth.  And I never have to work a day in my life.  And that's not a conspiracy, it's a business plan.  And war is highly profitable if you get to print the money.  And now, much to everybody's relief, I'm going to stop exhorting people to abandon a broken viewpoint on a meaningless system and got stock up on yard signs.  One from each candidate ought to be plenty.
 
2013-06-23 01:06:04 PM
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/military/2011-06-19-Afghanistan-I r aq-Army-Rangers-amputee-Purple-Heart_n.htm

Meanwhile an amputee made it through RASP all over again in order to rejoin the regiment.

And the regiment is the only unit that has been in constant combat since the start of the WoT.

Anyone know what the regiments suicide rates are like?


Some people just aren't built for combat....or life, or hard choices, or can take being bullied etc.....
 
2013-06-23 01:10:53 PM

shower_in_my_socks: bbfreak: Last I checked the Democrats and Republicans both authorized the war in Afghanistan and Iraq

A hell of a lot more Dems were against the Iraq war than republicans, including the Dem currently sitting in the farking White House, who made it a priority to end the war and finish the job of finding bin Laden instead -- you may have heard of him. I'm farking sick to death of this false moral equivalency. Both sides are opportunistic political bastards, yes, but most of the Dems who supported Iraq did so because the GOP created a climate of rage and fear that made being against Iraq political suicide for most of the people in Congress. Hell, Bush campaigned in 2000 on invading Iraq, and was gearing up to do so before 9/11 even happened. It was always about finishing the job his daddy never finished. And for that we got 4,000 dead Americans with zero WMD program dismantled, our reputation ruined by that embarrassing dog-and-pony show Powell presented to the UN, more al Qaeda in Iraq after we invaded than before, a whole section of Iraq essentially falling into Iranian hands, and a bunch of oil contracts handed over to the Chinese. Bravo. There's a whole new definition of stupidity reserved for people who still defend that war.


No. No he did not. He campaigned on having a "humble foreign policy" and campaigned against nation building. If you see my post above, you can see my feelings about the war. Don't use false claims in your arguments. There is no shortage of fact that condemns the march to war in Iraq, the Bush administration, and the neoconservatives. Don't repeat the above falsehood ever again. Doing so allows a pro-war supporter to discredit that one falsehood (correctly) and, by extension, imply that your other arguments are also based on falsehoods.
 
2013-06-23 01:13:16 PM

Giltric: Some people just aren't built for combat....or life, or hard choices, or can take being bullied etc.....


Yeah, cause war and pushing people around is like.. LIFE man!.  Ever wonder who packaged and sold that crock of sh*t?

That being said, I don't think it was a matter of missing body parts.
 
2013-06-23 01:28:25 PM

omeganuepsilon: Both Bushes picked their things, fairly obviously selfish things.


What? Bush Sr.'s Iraq war was pretty well justified. Hell, he even did the smart thing and got the fark out when the time was right.
 
2013-06-23 01:31:59 PM

bunner: The problem isn't the Obama Messiah, or the Reagan Messiah, it's that we keep picking our messiahs out of cut out bins that have been thoroughly vetted by the people printing the money, guaranteeing that no matter who gets to sit in the chair for four years, none of their interests will be moved against.  ...


I've considered this too:
• Iran has a Supreme Council which vets candidates, and determines who will be able to stand at election.
• China has a ruling council as well which allows controlled elections.
• The US also has a more subtle system, consisting of party bosses, big donors and big media. Lawrence Lessig, focusing on the big donors, talks about it in a TED talk. This system also serves as a ruling council which de facto vets candidates.

I have to wonder if this "ruling council" system is something societies evolve/devolve towards.
 
2013-06-23 01:32:32 PM
"During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity. Though I did not participate willingly, and made what I thought was my best effort to stop these events, there are some things that a person simply can not come back from. I take some pride in that, actually, as to move on in life after being part of such a thing would be the mark of a sociopath in my mind. These things go far beyond what most are even aware of."

Conspiracy deniers ('Tin foil hats!  Hurr hurr derp!!") three steps forward, march.
 
2013-06-23 01:35:01 PM

STRYPERSWINE: Sucks that Saddam Hussein started a war and then refused to comply with the cease-fire after losing.

Getting this in before people start blaming Bush for Saddam's actions and inactions.



You have kool-aid stains around your mouth.
 
2013-06-23 01:35:50 PM

Wookie_Jesus: sad,
but if he really wanted to make a point he should have documented and reported the war crimes he was forced to participate in.
this is the way that change is made. Obit manifestos with no proof ring hollow on the wrapped in stars and stripes "real merikuns".
it is a shame that so many people like being lied to because it makes them feel safe and that anyone one, on either side, has to die for a pack of lies.
the jokes on us, because we are so afraid of the other we forgot that we were supposed to be the good guy.
$$$$$$$$$$$$


The Abu Ghraib whistleblower photographer got visual proof; isn't he still in hiding?
 
2013-06-23 01:37:38 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: I like how he references being abandoned by those who took the easy way out, and then takes the easy way out.  I have no sympathy for anyone who takes their own life.  I've known people who've succeeded, known folks who've failed.  I've seen the support systems, experienced the support systems, and know that if you truly want help, there is always someone willing.


So you've never actually experienced the sort of pain that comes when your brain farks up. Good to know. Tell me, do you blame people with broken legs for not being able to walk, too?

/Farkwit
//Seriously. People do not choose suicide as 'the easy way out'. They choose to kill themselves because  their brains are not farking working. Blaming them for that is abhorrent.
 
2013-06-23 01:41:06 PM

JungleBoogie: I have to wonder if this "ruling council" system is something societies evolve/devolve towards.


It all goes back to tribal aspects wherein a collection of those deemed to have the most wisdom and memory of tradition must test those who would aspire to lead.  Just replace wisdom with money and the longest memory with the most effective public relations.
 
2013-06-23 01:43:29 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: I like how he references being abandoned by those who took the easy way out, and then takes the easy way out.  I have no sympathy for anyone who takes their own life.  I've known people who've succeeded, known folks who've failed.  I've seen the support systems, experienced the support systems, and know that if you truly want help, there is always someone willing.


So if someone without a job who is standing on a bridge uses the call box and says that they're thinking of kiling themselves because they don't have a job, the responders will give them a job instead of arresting and jailing them?
 
2013-06-23 01:44:27 PM
For all of our "YOUTH IS KING" crap in this country, we still turn to the hoary heads when we ask "how does this sh*t really work?"
 
2013-06-23 01:44:45 PM

trappedspirit: FLMountainMan: Agent Smiths Laugh: It's only gonna get worse. The species is imploding.

And yet the death rate is at an all-time low, as well as warfare, while standards of living are better than ever.

All we have to fear is fear itself


Proving that this is The Best Of All Possible Worlds.
 
2013-06-23 01:52:15 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: "During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity. Though I did not participate willingly, and made what I thought was my best effort to stop these events, there are some things that a person simply can not come back from. I take some pride in that, actually, as to move on in life after being part of such a thing would be the mark of a sociopath in my mind. These things go far beyond what most are even aware of."

Conspiracy deniers ('Tin foil hats!  Hurr hurr derp!!") three steps forward, march.


Wouldn't it have been more helpful if he had documented the war crimes instead of killing himself?

I'd wager his talk of war crimes is just the hyperbole and rhetoric that the left usually spouts with no real documentation to back it up.

If there were actual war crimes don't you think that someone would have filed charges by now? We have a very divided political system with Rs and Ds.....wouldn't the Ds have filed something against Bush in order to get back at the Rs for stonewalling 0bama?
 
2013-06-23 01:54:07 PM

bunner: JungleBoogie: I have to wonder if this "ruling council" system is something societies evolve/devolve towards.

It all goes back to tribal aspects wherein a collection of those deemed to have the most wisdom and memory of tradition must test those who would aspire to lead.  Just replace wisdom with money and the longest memory with the most effective public relations.


Give anyone power, and another with $$ and a need, and corruption will soon follow, from the lowliest tribe to the heads of nations.
 
2013-06-23 01:55:14 PM

OgreMagi: sendtodave: OgreMagi: Fark Congress. Fark Obama (he is the commander in chief). And fark the military brass for allowing these inhumane actions to happe

Why does "Fark Obama" need clarification?

Because some people seem to forget that when it comes down to it, the president is in charge of the military.  He could, with a single command, put a stop to the abuse of our soldiers by "the system".


media.tumblr.com

And the military and spook agencies, in turn, could put a stop to him.


/Cue Bill Hicks video
 
2013-06-23 01:55:50 PM

bunner: JungleBoogie: I have to wonder if this "ruling council" system is something societies evolve/devolve towards.

It all goes back to tribal aspects wherein a collection of those deemed to have the most wisdom and memory of tradition must test those who would aspire to lead.  Just replace wisdom with money and the longest memory with the most effective public relations.


Democracy is feared by the powerful. Our electoral system was designed from the beginning to respresent the upper tiers of society. Voting was limited to white male land-owners, ie, those already at the top. In the debates on the Constitution, Madison pointed out that if elections in England "were open to all classes of people, the property of landed proprietors would be insecure. An agrarian law would soon take place," giving land to the landless. The Constitution was designed to prevent such "injustice" and "secure the permanent interests of the country," which are property rights.

After all, if poor people can vote, they just might try to do something about their poverty. Protecting the already well-to-do was seen as a requirement for creating a system of government with minor elements of democracy. Also, the system was initially designed so that even land-owning white males couldn't vote for Senators. They already had the House, after all. Gotta make sure that only the "right" people get to have the greater power that is invested in the Senate.

We have, very slowly, begun to make our system more accessible to those initially prevented, by design, from participation. However, we have a long, long way to go before policies are actually reflective of popular will.
 
2013-06-23 02:05:47 PM
"....now when a politician yells, "To Arms!", they can't say that to me."

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-- from a poem written by a Union Civil War soldier who lost a limb at Chancellorsville, his first battle.
 
2013-06-23 02:09:22 PM

Giltric: I'd wager his talk of war crimes is just the hyperbole and rhetoric that the left usually spouts with no real documentation to back it up.


Every military on earth, from the beginning of time, has and will commit war crimes. For those interested, there's always documentation.
 
2013-06-23 02:09:48 PM

bwilson27: Give anyone power, and another with $$ and a need, and corruption will soon follow, from the lowliest tribe to the heads of nations.


So far.  Makes makes we wonder why people are so afraid of admitting that, empirically, as a species, we couldn't run a dry cleaners, let alone a fair society.
 
2013-06-23 02:13:00 PM

machoprogrammer: omeganuepsilon: Both Bushes picked their things, fairly obviously selfish things.

What? Bush Sr.'s Iraq war was pretty well justified. Hell, he even did the smart thing and got the fark out when the time was right.


Doesn't mean he didn't do it for his own reasons.
 
2013-06-23 02:18:04 PM

bunner: bwilson27: Give anyone power, and another with $$ and a need, and corruption will soon follow, from the lowliest tribe to the heads of nations.

So far.  Makes makes we wonder why people are so afraid of admitting that, empirically, as a species, we couldn't run a dry cleaners, let alone a fair society.


There's the crux. There's the reason it continually perpetuates itself. The one with $$$ is usually the one screaming the loudest that everyone should be AFRAID. Ignorant and afraid.
 
2013-06-23 02:18:09 PM

yourmomlovestetris: What gets me is that there are ideologues who want to throw women into this combat meat grinder. And they'll succeed too, even if they have to lower the physical standards of what it takes to be a combat soldier.

On the upside, once women start coming home from the war with blown off limbs, damaged souls and mangled faces, maybe then someone will be motivated to DO SOMETHING for our injured veterans...


Give them transvaginal  ultrsounds?
 
2013-06-23 02:22:13 PM
Kids, do not enlist.  It's a deal with the Devil.  If the draft returns, flee the country.
 
2013-06-23 02:23:45 PM

ladyfortuna: Rwa2play: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is why war hawks need to get sent into the center of the Grand Canyon and a nuclear bomb is detonated right where they're standing.

/Fark...

Why would you ruin such an awesome natural feature of the earth by poisoning it with that?

And I guess the nuke would be bad for it, too.


No need to nuke them, just throw them into Lake Karachi.
 
2013-06-23 02:28:58 PM
Astorix:

No need to nuke them, just throw them into Lake Karachi.

Or send them into Chicago, past nightfall, with nothing but the clothes on their piggy backs.
 
2013-06-23 02:29:56 PM

Cataholic: Cyno01: I know mental health diagnoses werent what they are now (but otoh neither was mental health care...), but how does this compare to soldiers returning from WWII? I know Iraq/Afghanistan deployment has been around 2 million soldiers total, and WWII was closer to 15, was there a comparable rate of suicide among those returning soldiers and its just never ever talked about at all? I know suicide was high among returning Vietnam Vets, but not like today where more soldiers have killed themselves than died in combat. What the hell has changed?

My Uncle is pushing 90.  While I sympathize with the soldier who wrote this letter, during the Battle of the Bulge my Uncle experienced 10x worse than anything any soldier sees today.  He still wakes up in the middle of the night screaming.  His buddies were no different.  I just think this generation is much more fragile than his.  In his time, people died at home, not in hospitals.  Your meat didn't come in neatly wrapped plastic.  People and horses were routinely killed by trains on public streets.  Everything today is sterile and the unpleasantries of life are well hidden from view.


You're repeating the asinine "your war wasn't a REAL war" remarks WW II vets gave to returning Korea and Vietnam vets.

War grinds people down.  Some people are more durable, but most ground combat servicemen will succumb in one way or another eventually.  The "I was at Iwo Jima, so notwithstanding you were at Chosin or Hue, you're a pussy" conceit misses the point.  WW II battles may have seen more casualties, but that would be cold comfort if time and fate led to your death, injury or mental damage in a 'lesser' war.  Remember that few WW II riflemen were still on the line a month after first seeing it, in a war which lasted years.  Although seeing a finite one-year tour of duty in Korea and VN, the odds were still against US riflemen escaping death or injury.  Odds were better for Iraq and Afghan vets, but they had to do multiple tours of a year each, increasing the chances of breakdown.
 
2013-06-23 02:31:39 PM
Exhibit A - ZZZZZ in Bush & Cheney's warcrimes trials.   

/God bless his family.
//And him, of course.
 
2013-06-23 02:32:26 PM

bwilson27: bunner: bwilson27: Give anyone power, and another with $$ and a need, and corruption will soon follow, from the lowliest tribe to the heads of nations.

So far.  Makes makes we wonder why people are so afraid of admitting that, empirically, as a species, we couldn't run a dry cleaners, let alone a fair society.

There's the crux. There's the reason it continually perpetuates itself. The one with $$$ is usually the one screaming the loudest that everyone should be AFRAID. Ignorant and afraid.


Yeah, marketing, eh?  *sigh*  There is but one cure for avarice, duplicity, hubris and cruelty.  Not wanting to do that sh*t.   .
 
2013-06-23 02:34:56 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: that would be cold comfort if time and fate led to your death, injury or mental damage in a 'lesser' war.


There is no such thing as a lesser war.  The second people start falling over or burying their head in their hand from the utter horror, it's a war.
 
2013-06-23 02:54:38 PM
If he witnessed war crimes he had a duty to speak out instead of making vague accusations.

I, for one, would like to know if my government is sanctioning war crimes. I wish he would have spoken up.
 
2013-06-23 03:10:00 PM
"Lastly, the DEA enters the picture again as they have now managed to create such a culture of fear in the medical community that doctors are too scared to even take the necessary steps to control the symptoms. "

No shiat.  My doc told me at last month's appt. that pharmacies might start refusing to fill my opiate meds out of fear of the DEA.

The DEA: 40 years, untold billions of dollars wasted, untold lives ruined.  Fark them to hell.

/5 spinal surgeries, diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondilitis, a chronic inflammation of the muscles of the spine.  The muscles get inflamed and press or squeeze the nerves, leading to crippling pain.  And it's a hard choice between the pain or the side-effects of opiate use.
 
2013-06-23 03:19:06 PM

indy_kid: "Lastly, the DEA enters the picture again as they have now managed to create such a culture of fear in the medical community that doctors are too scared to even take the necessary steps to control the symptoms. "

No shiat.  My doc told me at last month's appt. that pharmacies might start refusing to fill my opiate meds out of fear of the DEA.

The DEA: 40 years, untold billions of dollars wasted, untold lives ruined.  Fark them to hell.

/5 spinal surgeries, diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondilitis, a chronic inflammation of the muscles of the spine.  The muscles get inflamed and press or squeeze the nerves, leading to crippling pain.  And it's a hard choice between the pain or the side-effects of opiate use.


I figured the suicidal soldier was referencing medical marijuana.
 
2013-06-23 03:25:46 PM
Giltric:

I figured the suicidal soldier was referencing medical marijuana.


You get Medical Marijuana out of this?:
"Lastly, the DEA enters the picture again as they have now managed to create such a culture of fear in the medical community that doctors are too scared to even take the necessary steps to control the symptoms. All under the guise of a completely manufactured "overprescribing epidemic," which stands in stark relief to all of the legitimate research, which shows the opposite to be true. Perhaps, with the right medication at the right doses, I could have bought a couple of decent years, but even that is too much to ask from a regime built upon the idea that suffering is noble and relief is just for the weak. "

Or is it just that you believe the only thing such a suicidal loser could possibly want was pot? Is that it?
 
2013-06-23 03:29:20 PM

limboslam: Hey, do any former insurgents or taliban or whatever suffer from ptsd?


I suspect that those who fight because of religious beliefs have a far lower rate of PTSD.  "God is on our side!  Whatever we do - whatever - has been ordained by God!  We are doing His work!"

Takes all responsibility out of one's hands, doesn't it?  I'm sure Crusaders of centuries past slept the sleep of the righteous.
 
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