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(CBC)   Joshua Boyle, the Canadian man held hostage by the Taliban for five years, appears to have picked up some bad habits from his captors, now faces 15 domestic violence-related criminal charges   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2018-01-03 10:29:56 AM  
Quite the Milkshake Duck
 
2018-01-03 10:45:06 AM  
Well, looks like he's been keeping himself busy.

Can they send him back for a refund?
 
2018-01-03 10:51:37 AM  
Susan Boyle is okay though right? She can still sing?
 
2018-01-03 10:53:50 AM  
PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.
 
2018-01-03 10:53:50 AM  
I am surprised he is still wearing a beard and she is still in scarfs.   Stockholm syndrome much?
 
2018-01-03 10:53:53 AM  
Yep, because he was all sunshine and rainbows before he was captured...
 
2018-01-03 10:53:54 AM  
Dude's probably been severely farked over by his experience. Hoping that time and a treatment center help him.
 
2018-01-03 10:54:24 AM  
Oh but he's a just victim of having been a prisoner and can't 'really' be held responsible for his actions or something, right?
 
2018-01-03 10:55:39 AM  
One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.
 
2018-01-03 10:57:54 AM  
They cannot mention two of the victims, that might mean their kids, and if that's the case, then this guy needs to be put away for a long time. PTSD or not, that is some unredeemable shiat.
 
2018-01-03 10:57:55 AM  

BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.


I haven't tried to poison my family, no.
 
2018-01-03 10:58:02 AM  
Looks like he's already setting up grounds for an appeal. Can anyone get a fair trial with a beard like that?
 
2018-01-03 10:58:41 AM  

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


Yeah, those who aren't caught backpacking around Afghanistan are right in the head. Its the capturing that messes them up.
 
2018-01-03 10:59:55 AM  

Nurglitch: BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.

I haven't tried to poison my family, no.


Pssst, he was making a fart joke.
 
2018-01-03 11:00:01 AM  
He was always a favorite.

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2018-01-03 11:00:40 AM  
"the couple were abducted while on a backpacking trip in Afghanistan"


What, they couldn't get to North Korea?
 
2018-01-03 11:01:15 AM  
AND our prime minister got his picture taken with him!

/Donald isn't the only idiot leader
 
2018-01-03 11:02:00 AM  

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


TFA doesn't say anything about Domestic Abuse, although subby assumed it.

"Boyle was charged with:
Eight counts of assault.
Two counts of sexual assault.
Two counts of unlawful confinement.
One count of uttering threats.
One count of public mischief.
One count of administering a noxious thing.
It is alleged the offences happened in Ottawa between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30. The court records show there are two alleged victims, however, their identities are subject to a publication ban and can't be reported. "

We can safely assume PTSD and probably that it is domestic.  I'm actually rather surprised that the whole family isn't in some kind of therapy, if he were from the states I could see not being able to afford it after getting back, because we're so awesome at not providing people with healthcare, but Canada?  Eh?

If it was his wife/kids, I hope they get out alive and all get help.  Living under a PTSD parent sucks enough to make you not want to see adulthood yourself, I know.
 
2018-01-03 11:02:26 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:02:51 AM  
I remember a farker in another thread claimed that he knew the both of them before all this via a MMO and claimed that Joshua was an idiotic egotistical edgelord, it's not that far off from abusive chucklefark...

I hope she divorces him and runs off with the kids, he ruined her life.

/Surprised this isn't about why he went to Afganistan in the first place, suspicious af
 
2018-01-03 11:05:27 AM  
Send his stupid ass back.
Waste of humanity.
 
2018-01-03 11:05:46 AM  
I feel bad for his wife.  I hope she gets the help and support she needs.
 
2018-01-03 11:05:50 AM  
Same thing happened to me when i returned to canada after years abroad. They are a bit weird about it here.
 
2018-01-03 11:06:19 AM  

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


I agree.  hard to im agine how awful that time was, the guy isn;t even sure his kids are his, and while that SHOULDN'T matter to him (speaking as an adoptive father myself) in his case it's a constant reminder that he failed at protecting his wife, that he let other people hurt her and was pwoerless to stop them, and THAT can really leave a mark, but it is still no excuse, because there ARE no excuses for DV (and trust me, working the protective order desk for five years I have heard every single one, and they are all crap)
 
2018-01-03 11:06:19 AM  

IlGreven: Yep, because he was all sunshine and rainbows before he was captured...


This.
He was a farking mess before and should have been locked up long ago.  Psycho.
 
2018-01-03 11:06:21 AM  

BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.


Does giving the wife a dutch oven count?
 
2018-01-03 11:09:12 AM  

NullReferenceException: Looks like he's already setting up grounds for an appeal. Can anyone get a fair trial with a beard like that?


Not in Canada; it's too short.
 
2018-01-03 11:10:07 AM  

Magorn: robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.

I agree.  hard to im agine how awful that time was, the guy isn;t even sure his kids are his, and while that SHOULDN'T matter to him (speaking as an adoptive father myself) in his case it's a constant reminder that he failed at protecting his wife, that he let other people hurt her and was pwoerless to stop them, and THAT can really leave a mark, but it is still no excuse, because there ARE no excuses for DV (and trust me, working the protective order desk for five years I have heard every single one, and they are all crap)


He failed at protecting the wife he literally led willing into a Taliban camp?
 
2018-01-03 11:10:56 AM  
I bet he's really soorry aboot it.
 
2018-01-03 11:11:21 AM  

groininjury: AND our prime minister got his picture taken with him!

/Donald isn't the only idiot leader


eyeroll
 
2018-01-03 11:12:16 AM  
I feel horrible for the victims, but read the story start to finish.  From the fishy backpacking story, to the refusal to get on an American plane, to this.

Guy is a piece of human garbage.
 
2018-01-03 11:12:19 AM  

drayno76: I'm actually rather surprised that the whole family isn't in some kind of therapy, if he were from the states I could see not being able to afford it after getting back, because we're so awesome at not providing people with healthcare, but Canada? Eh?


Psychologists and psychiatrists are not covered by the universal healthcare. There are a few options for the uninsured but there's often a waitlist (several months in some cases) and it may not be top quality.
 
2018-01-03 11:13:29 AM  
Funny how internet anonymity brings out the judgement in folks.

We talk about his PTSD, what about hers? How much of the DV is mutual combat?
 
2018-01-03 11:14:35 AM  
Where is FOX? They are the best at trying people in the media.
 
2018-01-03 11:16:11 AM  

craxyd: Oh but he's a just victim of having been a prisoner and can't 'really' be held responsible for his actions or something, right?


This is Canada so yes, we did try to treat mental illnesses seriously and and something to be cured, not armed.
 
2018-01-03 11:17:01 AM  

BitwiseShift: Where is FOX? They are the best at trying people in the media.


Surely, they will win one of Trump's awards.
 
2018-01-03 11:18:25 AM  
This guy's whole story is sketchy as hell and personally I don't believe he's telling the truth about the reasons for taking his pregnant wife backing packing in Afghanistan in the first place.
 
2018-01-03 11:18:29 AM  
Hey, let's go back packing, it'll be fun.
 
2018-01-03 11:18:30 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: drayno76: I'm actually rather surprised that the whole family isn't in some kind of therapy, if he were from the states I could see not being able to afford it after getting back, because we're so awesome at not providing people with healthcare, but Canada? Eh?

Psychologists and psychiatrists are not covered by the universal healthcare. There are a few options for the uninsured but there's often a waitlist (several months in some cases) and it may not be top quality.


There are also psychotherapists which also are not covered by healthcare and in some cases are more than adequate for treating (and usually a bit more affordable). That all said anyone who has insurance coverage through their work would be better off paying out of pocket and using the insurance for something else. Most third party coverages only allow about 500 a year which with psychologists usually starting at $220 an hour you get 2 sessions out of them and the first is usually only intake.
 
2018-01-03 11:18:40 AM  

Ms Challenge: I feel horrible for the victims, but read the story start to finish.  From the fishy backpacking story, to the refusal to get on an American plane, to this.

Guy is a piece of human garbage.


The backpacking is suspicious, possibly even damning. But getting on a non-American plane is alright with me, he says the wrong things he might have found himself in a US prison on suspicion of joining the Taliban rather than rely on facts. I want the Canadian CSIS to keep an eye on him (and the wife too, as far as I know they both went willingly on this trip), but I don't want him in prison unless he's actually been proven to have done something wrong by a court of law (which these assault and other charges will probably do).
 
2018-01-03 11:18:52 AM  

IlGreven: Yep, because he was all sunshine and rainbows before he was captured...


Was gonna say this.  Seems like he started off as an asshole (exhibit A, big vacation to farking Afghanistan with your pregnant wife duh or crazy or both).
 
2018-01-03 11:19:04 AM  

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


I doubt this is just about PTSD.  Who the hell brings their family hiking in Afghanistan?  It makes no sense.
 
2018-01-03 11:19:37 AM  

BumpInTheNight: This guy's whole story is sketchy as hell and personally I don't believe he's telling the truth about the reasons for taking his pregnant wife backing packing in Afghanistan in the first place.


Love
hot takes
 
2018-01-03 11:19:39 AM  

BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.


Or poop probably.  Same diff.
 
2018-01-03 11:20:12 AM  

Twist2005: Dude's probably been severely farked over by his experience. Hoping that time and a treatment center help him.


How centered was he to begin with - if he decided that he wanted to take his family hiking in Afghanistan?
 
2018-01-03 11:23:17 AM  

Nurglitch: BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.

I haven't tried to poison my family, no.


Well you're just no fun at all
 
2018-01-03 11:24:15 AM  
He hasn't walked in to a Tim Hortons singing "See my vest?  See my vest?  It's all explosives, you bet!  You hosers can't outrun my explosive vest!"

yet
 
2018-01-03 11:24:31 AM  

shortymac: I remember a farker in another thread claimed that he knew the both of them before all this via a MMO and claimed that Joshua was an idiotic egotistical edgelord, it's not that far off from abusive chucklefark...

I hope she divorces him and runs off with the kids, he ruined her life.

/Surprised this isn't about why he went to Afganistan in the first place, suspicious af


Oh lordy story checks out.  Quotes from this dude are soaked in smarm

https://www.theguardian.com/world/201​7​/oct/13/us-hostage-afghanistan
 
2018-01-03 11:25:18 AM  

rikkards_alt: Bedstead Polisher: drayno76: I'm actually rather surprised that the whole family isn't in some kind of therapy, if he were from the states I could see not being able to afford it after getting back, because we're so awesome at not providing people with healthcare, but Canada? Eh?

Psychologists and psychiatrists are not covered by the universal healthcare. There are a few options for the uninsured but there's often a waitlist (several months in some cases) and it may not be top quality.

There are also psychotherapists which also are not covered by healthcare and in some cases are more than adequate for treating (and usually a bit more affordable). That all said anyone who has insurance coverage through their work would be better off paying out of pocket and using the insurance for something else. Most third party coverages only allow about 500 a year which with psychologists usually starting at $220 an hour you get 2 sessions out of them and the first is usually only intake.


Didn't finish thought. Most who end up using their third party benefits get the first 2 free and then end up moving to a more affordable therapist so they would get better use of their insurance in other ways.
FIL is a psychologist who works the EAP system which the thirdparty providers work mostly through in Ontario, usually at best the client gets 5 sessions covered by EAP and then they are on their own. Most people don't see improvements within that time (if they did they probably didn't need therapy).
Wife is a Psychotherapist who has seen enough people who have wasted their time using the EAP systems.
 
2018-01-03 11:26:04 AM  

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


Yeah, no. fark this noise.

PTSD doesn't make you a violent spouse abuser.

/PTSD.
 
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