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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:51 PM
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Here is How The Replugs have broken our troops minds
PTSD--A new generation as trauma of wars follows these kids home. Last night I posted how budget cuts killed a vet. Now see how Bush's lies destroy minds

The rat-a-tat-tat was so familiar.Stephen Edwards dropped to one knee and took cover behind a door. BRAVO TEAM , he yelled to his 10-year-old-daughter, Lauren , and her perplexed friends. ON my Six, 300 Metters, MOVE MOVE MOVE

Lauren? he wondered. What the hell was his little girl doing in a war zone?

Then he realized. This wasn't his California National Guard unit. This wasn't a battlefield north of Bagdad. This was Booksin Elementary School in San Jose, and the rat-a-tat-tat was a construction crew's nail gun. This like a lot of vets was a flashback.

Replugs say there is no real PTSD ya right here the link to this story and last nights

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/s...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Veteran_d...
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:46 PM
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1. I will post one more later one more vet has died do to budget cuts
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:07 PM
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2. K&R - for a lot of these guys the war doesn't end when they come home
There is help for them, but the gubment don't wanna pay for it. Somebody needs to tell them, You Break It You Bought It, goddamit! Thanks for caring, and paying attention to this stuff.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:20 PM
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4. I swore to my brothers on the wall never again will we be treated like
CRAP!
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:26 PM
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3. k&r eom
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:27 PM
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5. In many ways, this is one issue that is bipartisan ......
Were it not, then we'd not still be seeing guys from Viet Nam on the streets or all broken down in VA hospitals.

This is a crime with more than enough blame to go around. My true ire, however, is at the Republics, who coopted the military vote in much the same way they coopted the religiously insane vote. PWith promises made and none kept.
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pwb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:55 PM
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6. i try to explain PTSD like this to civilians and republicans.
we all have ptsd from watching our towers attacked on 9/11, we will never forget that in our minds.

war is hundreds of those kind of days, but up close. PTSD IS REAL.
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:12 PM
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7. Makes sense.
The military has to be ready to move without thinking at the burst of gunfire to protect themselves and their team members. It's ingrained into them that they do it instinctively and reflexively.

I mean...I worked in a casino and I will still habitually count money to people the way they required. I've known people who will say "please don't ever startle me as a joke because I will hurt you without meaning to..." It's very very difficult to drop behavior that's become an reflexive instinct, especially when it involves danger as it does in the military.
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:29 PM
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8. Didn't we learn anything from VietNam?
I knew one guy who would go out on "recon" late at night in the neighbourhood where he lived (this was in the 80's) - and yes, he always went armed; I have a brother in law who was in the Tet Offensive and still doesn't talk about it. That's only 2 of a dozen or more stories of VietNam Vets that I personally know of and could talk about.

We just doing the same thing all over again, dammit - and with many of the same people running things.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:46 PM
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11. my uncle was with the first marine invasion of Guadalcanal and when
the fleet had to abandon them there for about six months, he was one of the few who was alive when they came back. He NEVER talked about it until once when he was sitting watching, 'Baa,baa, black sheep'. THen he just chuckled and nodded and said, 'That's how it was." He was wounded at Boughainville or he would have been at Iwo Jima. Still shaken about it 60 years later.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:20 PM
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12. Sure we did. The problem is that the neocons, who have power, didn't. (nt)
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:34 PM
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9. This is so sad........
too many are coming home with awful PTSD......and to think that asshat in charge just cut vet's benefits. :cry:

K&R
:kick:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:37 PM
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10. They stole their minds when they signed on the line. It gave them
the title. Unless they are career, they signed up under this administration. So disgusting.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:44 PM
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13. Larry Scott my brother from va watch send these words to me
As we near Election Day 2006 , every incumbent is waving the flag and telling us how they support the troops and veterans. But, their dismal voting records paint a differrent picture.The Re
God Bless You ,Clinton Fuller. May you rest in peace ,Brother.Your country walked away from you inlife. May they remember you in death.

Amen Brother and thank you for these words over our Brothers Death
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