People with a history of "self-mutilation," bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse can now seek waivers to join the Army under an unannounced policy enacted in August, according to documents obtained by USA Today. ... [A]ccepting recruits with those mental health conditions in their past carries risks, according to Elspeth Ritchie, a psychiatrist who retired from the Army as a colonel in 2010 and is an expert on waivers for military service. People with a history of mental health problems are more likely to have those issues resurface than those who do not, she said. "It is a red flag," she said. "The question is, how much of a red flag is it?"
Facing a severe shortage of recruits willing to line up to fight on the whim of a president who has shown little if any regard for their safety, the Army lifted a ban on waivers for people with serious documented mental health conditions.
Holy crap! I had a guy in my squad who played with barbie dolls as a kid, and kept something that looked like a fishing-tackle box full of a wide variety of pills in his wall locker. He got medically discharged for being a psycho. He couldn't actually make friends, for instance, and he lasted maybe two weeks in my squad.
The only person he would ever talk about was his mother.
Yeah, this will end well.
#7 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-11-14 11:32 AM
That is not a "serious mental health condition."
That you think it is, however, indicates that you might have a serious mental condition.
Seek help as soon as possible.
An irrational hatred of transgender people IS a serious mental disorder
Being a transgender person is not a mental disorder at all
#19 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-11-14 03:16 PM
If you were smart enough you'd recognize your condescension.
But, you're clearly not smart enough even for that.
"A penis = man, a vagina = woman." - #17 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-11-14 02:03 PM
Not XX and not XY one in 1,666 birthsOops.
Klinefelter (XXY) one in 1,000 births
Androgen insensitivity syndrome one in 13,000 births
Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome one in 130,000 births
Classical con------- adrenal hyperplasia one in 13,000 births
Late onset adrenal hyperplasia one in 66 individuals
------- agenesis one in 6,000 births
Ovotestes one in 83,000 births
Idiopathic (no discernable medical cause) one in 110,000 births
Iatrogenic (caused by medical treatment, for instance progestin administered to pregnant mother) no estimate
5 alpha reductase deficiency no estimate
Mixed gonadal dysgenesis no estimate
Complete gonadal dysgenesis one in 150,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening in perineum or along penile shaft) one in 2,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening between corona and tip of glans penis) one in 770 births
Total number of people whose bodies differ from standard male or female one in 100 births
Total number of people receiving surgery to "normalize" ------- appearance one or two in 1,000 births
#19 | Posted by Will123
That is interesting.
I don't hate you either.
But, if I was smart enough I would want to help you learn to deal with your obvious mental illness and help you become a better more compassionate person with less suffering and more happiness in your life.
Facing Shortage, Army Allowing Bipolar Recruits
And those who aren't already insane, will have their brains broken intentionally in basic training. Same as it ever was.
That's right 726, it was Trumps decision.
#10 | Posted by HeliumRat
And trump is the result of 30 years of republican propaganda. Start fighting against that on all levels. Until decent republicans stand up for ethics and facts, the whole party gets the blame for everything that results from trump.
He's not just an anomaly. Yall MADE him possible.
"And trump is the result of 30 years of republican propaganda."
With a year of Russian propaganda to tie a bow on it.
When did pointing out the obvious become hatred?
#31 | Posted by boaz
When you didn't know how else to respond to the feelings that gay thoughts stir within you.
So... long story short.. it's a medical issue.
It's going to be weird seeing the extinction of transgenderism in our lifetimes through gene editing.
#33 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG AT 2017-11-15 01:31 PM
I cannot wait for the day where alt-right/Nazi types (you know the ones that love Fox News, Breitbart, etc etc) to go extinct via gene editing. The world will be a much better place!
"self-mutilation," bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse are mild conditions compared to the homicidal maniacs running the Military.
That's right 726, it was Trumps decision.
#10 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2017-11-14 07:42 AM | REPLY | FLAG:
Gearing up for war in Iran and NK means they need recruits no matter how bad they are.
You want to increase recruiting? Get out of needless endless wars.
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