Another Shooting At Fort Hood

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  1. Out of Order
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  2. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I would be sickened and distraught even if my son wasn't in the Army, but knowing that another tragedy has befallen that brotherhood...I just ask for prayers for the lost AGAIN at Fort Hood...

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  3. Sundrop
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  4. arista
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    It just highlights the importance of getting help for post war veteran's.
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  5. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Terribly sad.
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  6. Bryan James
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    I live a stone's throw either way between Parris Island and the highest "rated" Marine Corps air station in the world.

    I have respect for what they offer, but many of them are not the sharpest tools in the shed to begin with.

    That's why their training is so hard. It is designed to break them down and rebuild them, to sort the wheat from the chaff. I'm not so sure that design is working so well. I mean, consider Charlie Sheen. He was one of the Navy Seals.

    Need more PTSD support. News reports indicate that it takes forever to even get assistance.
  7. Bryan James
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    You all need to be very careful "out there." This is no longer the world that it was. It has grown too small. Things will get very bad.

    I'm more a Nostradumbass than a soothsayer, but I notice trends fairly well, and once the slow motion dominoes start to fall...

    Just be wise and be wary.
  8. HollyGolightly
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    Very sad - horrible.
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  9. Spideyman
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    Sad and heartbreaking. Prayers being said.
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  10. king family fan
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    Very sad. I am thankful my son-in-law is a fort Bliss. prayers out to Fort hood.
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  11. Lepplady
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    Lepplady The incredible shrinking woman

    I don't blame the vet as much as I do the care they don't get. We send 'em out into hell and expect them to fend for themselves IF they come back. They deserve much better.
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    So terrible. Many prayers being said for all in Fort Hood.
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  13. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I don't think it's the training so much, Bryan, as it is the conditions they're under once they're trained. They are being rotated in country over and over (I know my cousins have both been in either Iraq or Afghanistan at least 4 times each). The things they see... no one comes back unchanged after ONE tour. And there's so little help for them afterward. The VA does their best with what they have, but they're understaffed and under funded. So, so sad.
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  14. jfra3101
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    Such a shame. Thoughts and prayers out to them and their families.
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    Charlie Sheen?! Suppose that was tongue in cheek,as good old Charlie was an actor in the movie about the seals,not a member of the military,ever..
    Thought that Lt General Milley was very good in his press conference last night.He gave out quite a lot of information,instead of the "That is under investigation, I can't comment" line you usually get..he also quickly shut down a guy that tried to get him into a debate about guns and the military policy about them on their bases..they are reporting the guy was a truck driver,not a combat soldier,and had no history of being wounded in action,though he "self reported" a traumatic brain injury..also photo's of him posing with weapons (sigh,why do people think posing with guns make them look cool) on social website profile(s)..
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...budget cuts always hit and hurt those most vulnerable...
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  17. HollyGolightly
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    Our VA Hospital here is a sad sight to behold. I've volunteered some time there and discovered it's pretty horrible. I'd encouraged everyone to go take a look - bring some goodies, a few boxes of Joe-to-Go good coffee and some Girl Scout cookies, maybe some goodie bags of toiletries and try not to cry while you're there.
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  18. Out of Order
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    That's a great idea, Holly!
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  19. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    A good friend of mine is director of nursing at our local VA hospital. They honestly try to help as many people as they can, but they don't have much to start with. Most really good doctors stay active duty military only long enough to pay back their med school, then they're gone. Those left are either scared of being subject to civilian malpractice suits or the truly dedicated, and they just get worn out. Not enough money to take proper care of a quarter of the people that come in, and high demand for services from WWII-Vietnam vets, even before they get to the Desert Storm vets and newer. It's a damn shame.
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  20. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    The VA is socialized medicine. Is this the future of health care in America?

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