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We May Have a PTSD Vaccine Soon

sarahbradlee Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 5:46 AM
So, we will drug our soldiers to allow them to witness killing, suffering, the death of their buddies, the suffering of their friends, and other trauma of war without it shocking their psyche. It sounds to me like these soldiers will be rendered to have the conscience of your average serial killer, murderer and sadist. And, then these young men will return to their families able to act with their bullet-proof psyches. Ernest Hemingway spoke of the use of Electric Shock treatment for his depression prior to his suicide, "The treatment was a success; the patient died." The medical profession particularly in diseases of the psyche has entirely decided that the brain is purely a set of cells and cellular function which can be adjusted and fine-tuned with chemical substances. This is an idea which any active alcoholic or active addict firmly believes - "I can be happy with the next drink, drug" Do not buy in to treatments which ignore the fact that man is a physical, mental and spiritual being. Unless, of course, you believe that man is a robot.
Teddie Kennedy also suffered (?) from Affluenza I guess. If the parents are to blame as they are willing to concede, then it seems appropriate for mom or dad or mom and dad to serve a prison sentence. It might send a message to parents that could change some parenting behavior. As for the killer - the crime is felony vehicular manslaughter - the only hope for this person is to be teamed up with a recovering alcoholic in AA for about 20-30 years who also committed this crime while actively drinking. There are people who can save this kid. It won't be a pleasant experience for the kid. Prison will be a necessary part of the program. But, the prison term portion will be the easy part. It will not consist of time spent riding horses at the luxury resort rehab clinic. Unfortunately, this kid's parents will not get him the only help he needs. And, he will continue to cause great harm...and likely kill others before killing himself.
Precisely, then let's in fact call "it" - as you suggest - "blork". When two individuals of the same gender seek a spousal contract it is "blork" When two individuals of two distinct genders seek a spousal contract it remains the term "marriage". I'm completely good with this. I hate seeing words re-defined for temporary societal/cultural/political correctness and agendas.
Look, you want to be anti-Papist, it's been done. Join the Lutherans. But, I'll tell you it does no good for any faith other than Islam for the US to distance itself from the one political Christian entity in the world. It does not help Jews, it does not help anti-Papist Catholics, it does not help Lutherans or Methodists or EVEN Unitarians for the world to become only a secular force against Islam. Islam will easily defeat secularism. Full disclosure - I'm a Lutheran and no big fan of the papacy if you know ANYTHING about religious history. But, for the US to diminish Catholicism (aka Christianity) will leave a vacuum readily filled by the ONLY remaining political religion -- Islam. And, if you think the Catholic Church has a War on Women, a War on Gays, a War on you name it...................................then you have never met a Muslim woman trying to escape her arranged marriage. I have.
The truth is that the partying young people are getting their contraceptives, but their premiums are paying for my husband's next hip replacement surgery, my mother's next heart operation, my brother's next .... Not a bad deal - you get some cheap birth control pills and we get $60K operations....thanks, kids. I'm glad they don't teach math in school anymore.
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Tea Party at the Crossroads: Part II

sarahbradlee Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 7:20 AM
You got it. It is so painful to be a conservative in an uber Blue state and see conservatives devouring each other in places where conservative have some influence and support. Keep focused on defeating the enemy of freedom...or come to Massachusetts and see what it is like to lose all power and influence.
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Tea Party at the Crossroads: Part II

sarahbradlee Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 5:36 AM
I agree with the underlying idea that in coming elections the various non-Democrat candidates need to focus on the goal of defeating Democrats. I am more confident that this can be done. I still think it is suicide to run a third party candidate...the history is clear on this one. Course if the Dems want to run an environmentalist or an Occupy candidate, I hope they will go for it, and for the same reasons.
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Tea Party at the Crossroads: Part II

sarahbradlee Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 5:28 AM
Please, don't encourage this one or the entire thread will get devoured.
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Chris Christie for President?

sarahbradlee Wrote: Nov 11, 2013 10:55 AM
And Mitt Romney lost, too. Christie will make a perfect VP candidate for Hillary.
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Obama Health Lie Freaks Dems

sarahbradlee Wrote: Nov 07, 2013 2:17 PM
It is the exposure of the health lie that freaks the Dems....not the lie.
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