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SarasotaRepub
11-06-2010, 10:20 AM
:rolleyes: Teh Stupid is strong here. (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9485016)




mdmc (1000+ posts) Fri Nov-05-10 07:30 AM
Original message 30000 troops have killed themselves since the Afghan/Iraq war started..


We have lost more troops to suicide then we have to enemy actions.



Of course there is no link. Dipshit "heard" it from another dipshit. :rolleyes:

AmPat
11-06-2010, 11:14 AM
A 30 second investment of Google would have prevented this kind of stupid. You can't teach intelligence.

Adam Wood
11-06-2010, 11:37 AM
Good grief (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9485016#9497839).


NPR only counted deaths where the soldier openly committed suicide.

For instance, if a sober person serves in Iraq, comes back with an alcohol problem, and dies in a DUI car crash, that is not considered suicide. But to a PTSD trained therapist, this death could have been avoided with successful interventions. To a PTSD therapist, this kind of death is directly related to PTSD and the service that was performed in defense of our country. It is not technically a suicide, it is a death cause by PTSD.So anyone who comes back from Iraq or Afghanistan and manages to die of anything other than old age gets counted as a statistic. Every car wreck, every bungee-jumping accident, every time someone isn't careful enough and steps into a crosswalk and gets hit by a bus, every time someone falls off a ladder and breaks their neck, if they went to Iraq or Afghanistan, it counts as an "involuntary suicide."


How asinine!

Dan D. Doty
11-06-2010, 12:25 PM
While they are at it, maybe DU can tell us the suicide stats on WWII vets and see how they stack up?

m00
11-06-2010, 03:52 PM
30,000 DUers killed themselves since the election ended. :p

warpig
11-06-2010, 04:51 PM
So the whole equivalent of the surge troops have offed themselves??? Where do they come from??:rolleyes:

djones520
11-06-2010, 09:13 PM
She really takes a shelacking in that thread. Good.

Rockntractor
11-06-2010, 09:26 PM
30,000 DUers killed themselves since the election ended. :p

Please, everyone squeeze off a nice quite fart in their memories.:(

marv
11-07-2010, 12:20 PM
Gotta love stats, and the folks who put them together.

My Dad passed away in '86, and his death cert said "smoking". He was a WW1 vet. He smoked and drank all his life, as did Grandpa, who was a Civil War vet. Uhhhhhhh, Dad was 91! Grandpa was 90! As a vet who smokes and drinks, I am continuing the family tradition.

But when I die, I want "birth" on my cert as the cause of death, not PTSD from Laos!