Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2015 08:05 am
This is a very sad situation and before anyone does something like this they should bare in mind the impact it has on those they leave behind . There are help groups formed by fellow soldiers who understand...you wouldnt hesitate to ask for ammo...ask a soldier for a hand .

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War veteran with PTSD after serving three tours of Afghanistan killed himself after 'six of his Army friends also ended their lives'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3153509/War-veteran-PTSD-serving-three-tours-Afghanistan-killed-six-Army-friends-ended-lives.html
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2015 02:20 am
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2015 08:29 pm
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The major age group of ex-soldiers suiciding is over 60 .
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 08:13 pm
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2015 07:28 pm
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 14 Aug, 2015 04:08 am
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 14 Aug, 2015 04:09 am
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2015 11:21 pm
sat·ire
ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/
noun
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature

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Ranger Student: Their Periods Attracted Bears!

August 18, 2015 by woodline-admin

Fort Benning, GA – As the Army in general, and Ranger veterans in particular celebrate the graduation of two female officers from the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger School, some students who didn’t make it to graduation day are complaining. What isn’t making many news headlines is the fact that there were abnormally high amounts of male Ranger students who quit during the notoriously difficult “Mountain Phase” of the course, but not because of the long movements or the dizzying heights. They quit… because of a bear problem.

“We were sitting in the patrol base one morning after actions on the objective were complete, you know, just doing our priorities of work as usual while trying to stay awake. We knew that our two fearless leaders in the class, the females from West Point, had been in School so long that their menstrual cycles had synced up. This created a problem, because rumor from the class ahead of us was that their double-trouble periods were attracting bears! Well no **** there we were, when a ******* ten-foot black bear came galloping towards our perimeter! We tried to scare it off by shooting blanks, but it didn’t work!” said one Ranger student who declined to be named.bearrangerschool

According to the Ranger Instructors at 5th RTB, that wasn’t an isolated incident. One RI we spoke to was visibly shaken by the whole experience, “I’ve been to Afghanistan and Iraq, I’ve fought our enemies regardless of where they were or how hard the fight was going to be, but I have never seen anything like this. Every night for a week, the roaming, blood-lusting bears were probing our perimeter. They could smell the female’s periods from a mile away, and would stop at nothing to get to them. We lost a lot of good students to bears…. A lot of good students…”

It didn’t stop in the mountains outside of Dahlonega, Georgia though. Our exclusive sources have informed us that as the female students moved on to Florida Phase, the bears migrated with them, following their womanly scent. One of those sources, “Sergeant R”, said, “It was one night in the swamps of Florida that the bear problem came to a head. Over 40 Ranger students were injured in the multi-faceted black bear attack, some mortally so. Hillary Clinton initially told us to blame it on a YouTube video that was insulting to black bears everywhere, but we knew that wouldn’t work because… you know… bears don’t have computers. So instead we leaked it to the press that it was a lightning strike, which seems to have worked.”

Will this be a problem for future Ranger School classes with women? Only time will tell. For now, the main concern is ensuring the safety of the President while he attends the graduation at Fort Benning, as the bear threat will be high with so many women in attendance.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2015 03:17 am
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2015 11:28 pm
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Ionus
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:04 pm
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 08:57 pm
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 16 Oct, 2015 11:44 pm
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 08:51 pm
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/12/a6/27/12a627df72cae6f3ee772556e7160cdb.jpg
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 08:52 pm
@Ionus,
You back.....going to stick around a spell this time maybe?
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 08:54 pm
@hawkeye10,
I'm very busy. I try to do everything but not quite succeeding.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 09:05 pm
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:

I'm very busy. I try to do everything but not quite succeeding.

Hoping "busy"="profitable in wealth and pleasure".
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 09:12 pm
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
Hoping "busy"="profitable in wealth and pleasure".
Unfortunately not . "Busy" in this case means dragging up all the strength I can to help others, when I really need help myself...but it is satisfying to have success at helping people and it helps me understand my own situation to a greater depth . Some very hard men have broken down and cried, literally at their wits end, which has made me put a lot of thought into battle fatigue/PTSD .
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 09:17 pm
@Ionus,
My wife has PTSD, she got selected sergeant major but had to turn it down. Last trip through Iraq pushed her over the edge. Too many IED blasts, and getting shot at in helicopters. Plus someone in her unit was trying to kill her and almost did, twice. Plus she could not get command to listen so hundreds of US soldiers died when they should not have, she had the intel, but not enough power believed her...she feels guilty for not pushing harder.

I feel ya man.

Good luck.
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2015 09:30 pm
@hawkeye10,
Regards to you and your loved ones...its not easy serving and it certainly doesnt get easier after...I am surprised at how similar your wife's situation and mine are...I wonder how many there are feeling guilty they didnt push hard enough to save lives ?
 

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