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 peacelovejazee:

I wish people were more aware of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). 1 out 8 soldiers come back with PTSD and no one is aware of it. PTSD is also the cause of high suicide rates among our soldiers in the states.



VA - Are you aware that an average of 22 War Veterans commit suicide every single day?

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 peacelovejazee:

I wish people were more aware of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). 1 out 8 soldiers come back with PTSD and no one is aware of it. PTSD is also the cause of high suicide rates among our soldiers in the states.

VA - Are you aware that an average of 22 War Veterans commit suicide every single day?

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Young Adults Too Fat, Tattooed, Uneducated for Military

by Sandy Fitzgerald

The American military is facing a serious personnel issue: More than two-thirds of today’s youth would are too uneducated, have behavior issues, and are not physically fit enough for service.

"We’re trying to make decision makers see this is a national-security matter — and they need to prioritize it," retired Maj. Gen. Allen Youngman told The Wall Street Journal.

The major problem is obesity, reports military recruiters. But young adults are also being turned away because they lack high school diplomas, have felony convictions, and are on prescription drugs for ailments such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The American military is facing a serious personnel issue: More than two-thirds of today’s youth would are too uneducated, have behavior issues, and are not physically fit enough for service.

"We’re trying to make decision makers see this is a national-security matter — and they need to prioritize it," retired Maj. Gen. Allen Youngman told The Wall Street Journal.

The major problem is obesity, reports military recruiters. But young adults are also being turned away because they lack high school diplomas, have felony convictions, and are on prescription drugs for ailments such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Read More HERE

"I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the _____ (Military Branch) of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."

The Oath of Office for U.S. military officers

So, when the president and his cronies start to confiscate weapons, imprison the populace, etc. based on a presidential edict which violates the Constitution, our military officers will look at their oath and weigh it against the treatment received by the current administration and will fight those ignoring the constitution. Especially since the president is a domestic enemy.

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s arrest

After Lehmberg was arrested and brought into custody, this senior law-enforcement official berated and verbally abused arresting officers, even making a finger gun (those are banned, right…) and pointing it at them.

After the incident, an investigation was opened up into the D.A.’s drinking habits and it was discovered that the D.A. had a little bit of a drinking problem (she bought 72 bottles from one liquor store alone over the course of a year).

So what does this have to do with Governor Rick Perry?

Following Lehmberg’s arrest, Perry had asked her to make make the responsible decision and step down from the office of District Attorney.

That’s the right call to make.

A disgraced D.A. who has no ability to follow the law of her own accord should be asked to step down. It’s only fitting.

Perry was even gracious enough the allow Democrats the ability to select her replacement.

But she wouldn’t step down, so Perry had to resort to other measures to make her budge.

The real twist is this.

According to Sarah Palin:

"Lehmberg’s D.A.’s office runs the state’s Public Integrity Unit which prosecutes public crimes like government corruption. Texans were baffled that this clearly unfit official was running a unit with huge statewide importance and they lost confidence in this government oversight unit.

Governor Perry used appropriate tools under the Texas Constitution to urge Lehmberg to do the right thing, using line item veto power to defund the Public Integrity Unit until it could actually serve the public with integrity, under a leader who had integrity.”

According to reports, he reached out to alleviate the Democrats’ fears about her replacement by promising to select her right hand man for the post – essentially giving liberals their desired replacement. All he wanted was for this unfit public official to step aside.

However, Lehmberg would have none of it, and is now on a mission to see that Perry is sentenced to prison time for using his authority to remove her from the position she was obviously unfit to serve.

Typical liberal Democrat, huh?

This is the nation we live in.

Democrats using ugly tactics to make it difficult for justice to be served.

VA - And the Dems have turned every news group against Perry to knock him out of any presidential aspirations so they can run Billary, the butcher of Benghazi, without any Republican threat.

To see an interview with Gov. Perry on this and a discussion of the situation go HERE.

A lead in is below:

"On January 27, 1998, then First Lady Hillary Clinton – without a shred of credible evidence – infamously claimed during an NBC "Today Show" interview with Matt Lauer that a “vast right-wing conspiracy” had been working to destroy her husband “since the day he announced for president.

Sixteen years later we have tangible, documented proof that a vast left-wing conspiracy is in fact out to destroy conservative presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry, and the liberals who run the establishment media are doing everything possible to cover it up.”

U.S. Marine Sends Message to Isis

from Inquisitr

U.S. Marine Nick Powers sent what many have deemed a subtle yet powerful message to ISIS. The upset veteran authored the online letter after the beheading of American photo journalist James Foley.

The message was as follows:

"As I sit here constantly hearing and watching you execute innocent men, women and children in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I chuckle you may ask? Well let me explain something to you cowardice fools who think you are so tough behind all your propaganda videos. You are scaring a population that doesn’t know how to fight, you’re bullying the weak."

“You say Islam is the religion of peace, but since when does terrorizing the innocent and beheading men, women and children constitute peace? WTF? But keep in mind, what did Saddam’s troops do when we came rolling into town? They surrendered, twice. So all your empty threats of coming to America and raising your flag over the White House amuse me more than any of you sick, sadistic b******s could ever imagine or comprehend.”

“In 2012 there was about 21.2 million veterans in the United States. Do you understand what that means? Let me break it down for you. That means there are literally millions of disgruntled, dysfunctional, pissed off veterans who have been dealing with years of abuse from their government stabbing them in the backs and having to watch their friends die because you Islamic extremist idiots can’t seem to act like normal human beings and stop terrorism and the violence.”

“It’s one thing to take over an Islamic state, but if my memory serves me correctly, I’m pretty sure we plowed through Fallujah in 4 days. Better yet, it took us about month to control your entire country. At this point, with 13+ years of war under our belts, how long do you think it would take us to do it all over again? I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on that one. Do you really think you stand a chance on US soil? Do you really think it would be smart to poke that bear? Remember, never bite the hand that feeds you.”

“Remember we are armed to the teeth in the US and I can promise you this… the Geneva Conventions will not apply to you. You attack us and there will be no mercy. We will bring the righteous hand of God down upon you and crush you. The ball is in your court now ISIS. We are more than ready to arrange your so called “meeting” with your 72 virgins and send you to your ‘prophet’ Mohamed.”

Victory Is Not Inevitable

by Gov. Bobby Jidal (gotta love my state’s governor)

My blood is still boiling over the recent murder by beheading of an American citizen at the hands of the terrorist group ISIL, or ISIS, or whatever these murderous fools call themselves. Their real name is EVIL.

I listened to the president last week as he appropriately conveyed Americans’ revulsion at this savage act and our grief at the Foley family’s loss. As usual, the president’s words were very eloquent. To his credit, the president was unequivocal regarding the evil of this terrorist group, and he took the time to list some of their crimes against humanity.

But there is a major problem with the president’s remarks. While he does a nice job of explaining our horror, his remarks on what America will do about it are insufficient, naïve, and just plain weak.

The president said that when people harm Americans, “we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done and we act against ISIL, standing alongside others.” What? Here’s an idea — How about we offer these people death instead of justice?

I understand that the President of the United States should not be prone to wild rhetoric. But this is ridiculous. “Justice” generally conjures up images of a courtroom with a government provided defense attorney. Here’s another way the president could phrase it, “we will hunt them down and kill them.” And as for the president’s phrase “standing alongside others,” what does that mean? We should hunt and kill the people who did this completely, regardless of who stands with us.

The president also said the people of Iraq, “must continue coming together to expel these terrorists from their community.” Um, no. They do not need to be expelled. They need to be eliminated.

You may argue that I’m merely quibbling with words here. No, the issue is far bigger than that.

In fact, the most important thing the president said about these terrorists was this: “People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy.”

Those are some reassuring and sweet sounding words. A focus group would no doubt respond positively to this comforting sentiment from the President of the United States. There’s only one problem – it’s a lie, a lie that could only be believed by a person who never took a history class.

This is the crux of the matter – we have a president who is disturbingly naïve and holds a dangerous utopian view of the world and the dangers therein. Earlier this year, President Obama downplayed the danger of the ISIS, comparing these terrorists to a “junior varsity” team that does not pose the same threat as Al-Qaeda. For him now to assert, “people like this ultimately fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy,” is flat out absurd.

The truth is, these people will only fail if we cause them to fail. It is not inevitable. Causing them to fail requires that they be defeated, destroyed, and yes, killed. I bet the focus group would get a little uncomfortable with those words.

In World War II we did not win the future by building, we won it by destroying. Uncomfortable or not, that is the truth. The murderous fools who cut the heads off of Americans must be destroyed, and sent to their reward, such as it is, in the next life.

"ISIL poses a threat greater than 9/11. ISIL is as sophisticated and well funded as any group we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology with a sophisticated strategic and tactical military prowess and they’re tremendously well-funded. This is way beyond anything we have seen. We must prepare for everything. Get Ready!"

Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense

VA - This will probably give b.o. the reason he needs to declare martial law and implement Executive Order 13603.

Ex-CIA Officer: ‘There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country’

by Cathy Burke

A former CIA officer said Thursday he has no doubt Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells are already planted on U.S. soil.

An unnamed U.S. intelligence official told CNN there’s already an indication of ISIS sleeper cells in Europe that could target U.S. embassies and other American interests.

But former CIA officer Bob Baer told the network ISIS is already on this side of the Atlantic.

"I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country," he said.

Though CNN said two U.S. officials had refuted the claim, they’re worried ISIS militants with passports might travel to the United States to launch attacks on American soil, CNN reported.

Read More HERE.

"FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL."

Maureen Dowd, The NYT

VA - Way to go Maureen!!! I haven’t been a big fan of her as she always seemed to polish b.o.’s golf clubs a little too much. But this one shot at him makes up for some of her other genuflecting.