"It's not surprising, then, he gets bitter, he clings to golf clubs or basketballs or antipathy to white people who aren't like him or anti-American sentiment or anti-capitalist sentiment as a way to explain his frustrations." ~ Helianthus
Moderator's Warning: SheWolf is now thread banned. Future posts will warrant 5 point DBAJ infractions.
I would advise everyone to heed the previous mod warning.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I never even knew that this was banned. Good reversal in my opinion.
Now as a vet, I see that there are valid points here. Yes, there are ****ed up people that get in the military and then snap due to unknown pre-existing conditions (Eric Harris, one of the Columbione shooters tried to get in the Marines, but was not allowed in due to his psych meds) . That's why it's important for boot camps to be harder, rather than softer. To weed them out in a controlled environment where they have less chance to harm themselves or others. There are also some who come back different from injuries suffered in combat, or could make it through a "softer" boot camp and then not be properly prepared (as much as one can) for the stresses that combat roles entail. Other things might be personal issues that simply arose while in the service. The actual "service" had nothing to do with it, nor were they suicidal prior. There are as many reasons and avenues for the path to suicide being a service member as there are for civilians. Some will paint suicide in the military as being directly tied to being in the military and others will say it has nothing to do with their service. The truth may include both ends of that spectrum, and anywhere in between. Some people (who incur injuries sustained in training/combat) I would feel sympathy for. Traumatic brain injuries can completely change a person. People that want to kill themselves because their g/f was ****ing another Marine, I just consider weak but thats just opinion.
Regardless of the reasons, I see no reason why the government couldn't at least extend a condolence to the family.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
I dont think that anyone servicemember who dies while being in the service should be criticized. In just a few days, I've seen you insult every single dead servicemember whose death has been reported on DP.
I was responding to the post earlier in this thread that blamed the military for those soldiers commiting suicide. But, hey, I certainly don't expect any of the hand-wringers to notice that.