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Overall a good column, to be clear, particularly about giving recognition. Only real gripe is with all the talk about PTSD, there is so little specific talk about what prevents or cures it. Some have said that a warm welcome home and recognition would have prevented PTSD. Others have said that certain specific therapies, such as placing a finger near the eyes and slowly moving it back, would help a lot. Recently, someone has claimed that in the case of being wrongfully treated, the victim of PTSD should envision the wrongdoer fully and completely expressing remorse. This is all a mainstream civvi knows, in the hearsay, if that much. As for "accidents" being a cause for PTSD, I can sure believe that, because once a fatal auto accident occurred a half mile in front of me--though but for my good fortune it could have as easily occurred where I was-- I stopped and tried to help, then went on my way when others took over. And, until I recoverred 3-5 days later, I was seriously wondering, when stopping at those tranquil highway rest stops, why everyone was so casual about driving cars when there was so much danger on the roads. But I did recover quickly, maybe because I already have been a driver for many years and could put things into perspective. Maybe other situations are not so simple, and that is where the problem lay, in the more-difficult-to-put-into-perspective situations, and where the solution and insight ought to be sought.
If all these things are done, should we get back to you and let you know if it worked?
I wonder if Guinness will recognize "world's most successful race hustler" as one of it's categories. But if even BHO can't spare $20K a year to keep a big campaign promise, it must not be much of an accomplishment by any measure. And that, boys and girls, is the moral to the story.
This column is thought-provoking but I find it hard to believe that any air superiority fighter could ever be given serious consideration as a replacement for a dedicated ground attack plane such as the A-10. The purpose of an air superiority fighter is to clear the skies of enemy air power, to allow dedicated ground attack planes to do their work. But since the primary purpose of the A-10 was to knock out tanks, perhaps either Apache ground attack helicopters or heavily armed drones may be better suited to torching rags hiding under rocks. But, now that I am thinking, last i heard was that most of the Apaches were being moved out of state national guard units (not sure what use the National Guard would have for an A-10, by the way) and placed under stateside Army control. And, if there is a replacement for the A-10, what is it now? I suppose this is not an urgent question given that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are pretty much over. But worth asking. I like the sound of commanders taking responsibility for the failures of their command, but seriously, when was the last time that happened?... But wait a minute... you know what does happen these days?... Senior commanding generals are being purged out of the military left and right for very questionable infractions, including a large number of generals in charge of our nuclear assets. So why not here, too, just to keep the practice of dismissing a commander for any excuse, consistent? But if the problem is the structure of the VA itself, as the author seems to suggest when he writes that this institution is giving us a preview of the single payer system, then what solution is offered here? Should Medicare without reduced reimbursement rates, simply be extended to disabled vets?
This column is thought-provoking but I find it hard to believe that any air superiority fighter could ever be given serious consideration as a replacement for a dedicated ground attack plane such as the A-10. The purpose of an air superiority fighter is to clear the skies of enemy air power, to allow dedicated ground attack planes to do their work. But since the primary purpose of the A-10 was to knock out tanks, perhaps either Apache ground attack helicopters or heavily armed drones may be better suited to torching rags hiding under rocks. But, now that I am thinking, last i heard was that most of the Apaches were being moved out of state national guard units (not sure what use the National Guard would have for an A-10, by the way) and placed under stateside Army control. And, if there is a replacement for the A-10, what is it now? I suppose this is not an urgent question given that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are pretty much over. But worth asking. I like the sound of commanders taking responsibility for the failures of their command, but seriously, when was the last time that happened?... But wait a minute... you know what does happen these days?... Senior commanding generals are being purged out of the military left and right for very questionable infractions, including a large number of generals in charge of our nuclear assets. So why not here, too, just to keep the practice of dismissing a commander for any excuse, consistent? But if the problem is the structure of the VA itself, as the author seems to suggest when he writes that this institution is giving us a preview of the single payer system, then what solution is offered here? Should Medicare without reduced reimbursement rates, simply be extended to disabled vets?
When it comes to people who already have their minds made up about what their position is, and they know it is wrong, there is a certain game that they will play, and that game is to invite dialogue.
The real trend is that Christians eventually free people, while pagans enslave people. Another likely trend is that modern, industrialized societies, do not really benefit from slavery (Islamic countries, Red China, USSR, and Nazi Germany excepted because they are pagan and/or were short term experimental societies). Towards the end of the days of slavery in the South, the only thing profitable from slave ownership was cotton growing. As for a direct discussion on race, that would seem impossible, because race hustlers are driven by will and self-interest and not by reason, and so will always only say anything to get the upper hand. There won't be any reason or principles in a "discussion on race".
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Chip. Wrote: May 24, 2014 10:40 PM
TH should pass out merit ribbons to all the oh-so-good left wing fanatics and their brain washed borgs who grace this sometimes conservative website, and put us evil conservatives in our place. Otherwise, it must be a thankless job.
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Chip. Wrote: May 24, 2014 8:52 PM
You' wouldn't be capable of doing much more if you tried to "pop" me, This "forgotten massacre" has been in the mainstream for close to 20 years, Documentaries about it have been aired since then on the Military Cjhannell and other outlets. There is no forgotten omission here that the public needs reminding of. There is only the opportunity for the PC crowd to use it to further their own political agendas. by spoon feeding their versions of it to idiots like you.
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Chip. Wrote: May 24, 2014 5:10 PM
PG just wanted to manufacture a grievance on the issue. If someone's name was missing, he should have first made inquiries and then if no progress was made, then wrote an article. If some affirmative action clerk can't set up a website, or a group of ex-con enemy soldiers comits an atrocity, anything that happens that isn't right, it's all just white oppression of minorities. That is the message PG wishes to convey. Got it?
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Chip. Wrote: May 24, 2014 3:10 PM
Remembering all of our fallen is not what this article is about. It's about using them to advancing one's own political cause. PG has been a "civil rights" multiracialist/multiculturalist since the 50s, and this article is just a furthering of that misguided political agenda and the whole holy-than-thou innuendo of PCness. If some name is missing from a plaque on some wall, then either fix it or report the reason, but it's nothing to go snotting off over in the usual hysterical neurosis of PC frenzy (aka "fever for vengeance"). Herman Langer, based on the reported knowledge he had, acted properly by setting up his monument, and other recognition given is fine, too, but now I hear a movie was made, and apparently a whole industry is being built around a relatively tiny event, and so at some point you have to realize the game is not remembrance or honor, but only for present day propaganda purposes. And if that is not obvious to some, well, that is the reason the game is still played.
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