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You are proving my point. The OP is an attempt to divert. Mikeyy is in full deny mode. Apparently Salty has been designated to handle the derail.
This is amazing me. What am I trying to divert? What am I denying? OK I give up. I have no idea what you and Dave are going on about. I honestly don't know what you guys are talking about.
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Wait a second. I was just thinking. Are you guys thinking I am trying to make some excuse for Bergdahl by saying Hey, Other people have done it too? I hope that isn't where your heads are at because that never crossed my mind either.
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(CNN) -- Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.[/SIZE]
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...68445247,d.aWw
Something is f***ed up here Mikeyy, just admit it……….
Please...
This is one of the reasons why it pisses me off when some people are relatively casual about going to war.
It costs a LOT of money. (Trillions)
Soldiers get killed.
And then there's a larger number who don't get killed but have their lives savaged in various ways.

And then they come home, and despite the words from the government, the treatment is not what it should be.
Mental health is one of the worst aspects of the problem as the response from the military to it is one of the worst. I've posted articles before where the mindset is essentially to tough it out.
If they do come forward for treatment, there's a risk it will affect advancement potential.

We have politicians and pundits who proclaim waterboarding isn't torture. Ignoring the fact that if we take that mindset, we are not just excusing ourselves but also greenlighting any other nation to waterboard our troops and it's not illegal

There is a serious disregard for our troops in this nation. A lot of lip service but little follow-through considering what we ask of them...


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My take is that waiting for scandals is a bad way to operate. There are committees in congress who's job it is is to oversee the VA. If it were me I would require those committees to do regular examinations and audits of the VA and actual yearly reports. It doesn't help for them to act outraged now. I don't think the administration has the manpower to do regular audits of the VA. That should be organized by congress. Hell, They aren't busy.
Part of that NEEDS to be putting people in place who put the patients first.
It's obvious from some stories that some people were interested in getting their numbers to look good, even if it meant pretending there was no problem when there was...

Those people need to be fired.
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So to review, Mikey posted an article he didn't even read and claims it's not about Bergdahl even though his name is in the title all in a desperate attempt to downplay and justify Bowe's desertion and defend Barry.

I feel like someone shoved a needle in my head and sucked out 80% of my brain.
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Wait a second. I was just thinking. Are you guys thinking I am trying to make some excuse for Bergdahl by saying Hey, Other people have done it too? I hope that isn't where your heads are at because that never crossed my mind either.
It couldn't have crossed your mind. Remember? You didn't read the article you posted.
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(groan) Mikey ... again.
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You are a bad reviewer. I said I posted the story after reading enough to know what it was about. Secondly the article is not about Bergdahlso much as it is other examples. Thirdly, Nobody is trying to justify Bowes actions because I have no idea what his actions were until we hear from him. This article was about other stories.

Does the article try in any way say we shouldn't investigate Bergdahls actions? Don't think so. Try to relax Hairy. You'll get your pound of flesh from Bergdahl.

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So to review, Mikey posted an article he didn't even read and claims it's not about Bergdahl even though his name is in the title all in a desperate attempt to downplay and justify Bowe's desertion and defend Barry.

I feel like someone shoved a needle in my head and sucked out 80% of my brain.
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So to review, Mikey posted an article he didn't even read and claims it's not about Bergdahl even though his name is in the title all in a desperate attempt to downplay and justify Bowe's desertion and defend Barry.

I feel like someone shoved a needle in my head and sucked out 80% of my brain.
I am sure someone sucked out 80% of what you call a brain.
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I am sure someone sucked out 80% of what you call a brain.
And amazingly he is still 10 times smarter than you.........
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I am sure someone sucked out 80% of what you call a brain.
Probably from all the drugs I did in the 8O's and 9O's.

If I lose another 1O% I'll have to register as a Democrat.
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