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  •  remind me again (3+ / 0-)
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    why the military is exalted?  Why is everyone who serves in the military automatically a hero? Why is it that the military is allowed to operate with its own bullshit legal system?

    I long for the day when the huge standing army we have is reduced in rank and importance, and most importantly, budget to the point where it is merely a Civil Defense Corps.

    •  They aren't...and IMO has evolved to what we (0+ / 0-)

      have represented regarding the super drugs given to our military.  We also have some serious mental cases out there serving and being deployed over and over.
      They say there is a war on drugs when actually I think we have drugs on war.   I truly believe this and in many cases the MIC are passing some of these drugs off as anit infectious disease like malaria pills.  Something is happening not only in the military but in the supercharged police forces.  Steroids....more than that imo.  They are supercharging the Kill and destroy and wrecking lives all over.  That is just my opinion but I hear a lot.

      Very important diary.  The VA is not equipped to handle the Sexual abuse victims in the women's centers either.
      I expect unfortunately that DADT, which I was and still for , things will get worse as a machavellian tactic to overturn it when the men start getting raped due to the enhanced drug induced sex hormones and rage pills or injections escalate.

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      by Vetwife on Wed May 30, 2012 at 12:04:11 PM PDT

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      •  'Men' are already raped (1+ / 0-)
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        Note the the only reason I use apostrophes there is because my spouse is transgender, although was definately presenting as male in the military.

        The investigation was dropped. After all, they were about to deploy, and the CO who buried the initial investigation was needed on the field.  Who's more important in the military, a Colonel or a Specialist? My spouse was discharged, actually against medical advice (the psychs knew that what was keeping her together was the duty, after discharge came so many suicide attempts that I've lost count).

        Thankfully, she's doing pretty well now. She has a physical labor job which keeps her busy 12 hours a day (although has nothing to do with her specialty, which she loved). And she's as much back to herself as I think she'll ever be. She gets angry more often still, but now she takes a walk.

        All because she was known to be soft-spoken and gentle, and while physically large, not a fighter. (And who would fight with an M-4 held by a balaclava?)

        /sigh

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        by LoreleiHI on Wed May 30, 2012 at 04:01:45 PM PDT

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        •  I am so sorry for the trauma that so (1+ / 0-)
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          many troops have endured.  I am sorry they are enduring from their fellow troops as well.  thanks for the diary.

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          by Vetwife on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 02:20:40 PM PDT

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