That's all I have to say about that. It makes me angry enough just to type that --------.
#19 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER AT 2019-04-03 10:28 AM | FLAG: MMMHHHMMMM
I had a similar experience only my father died just a couple month past 50 years old from the effects of agent orange, malaria and who knows what else. When I say agent orange I don't mean the vague possibilities of cancer or whatever... I mean like what happened to Victor Yushchenko and at the time the military said he suffered from something of unknown etiology possibly a "skin fungus" he lost functionality of his hands and went blind. He too had classic symptoms of PTSD such as driving a car 15 miles an hour and thinking he was speeding... not kidding when I say this... and that was the easiest thing to deal with.
What people don't seem to talk about much that when a veteran gets dragged down by PTSD and other injuries that he often takes others with him... like his family.
My oldest brother was a Purple Heart recipient of that same war... trying to carry on a family tradition. He was never right upon his return.
My anti-war stance is not a fashion statement its an all-out railing against the b.s. selling of the US military and the selling of the delusion that they are protecting our freedoms... total B.S. They are hired guns for big business... which would be fine and dandy if the said institution wasn't always wangling their way out of paying big taxes so that all Americans benefitted in a big way instead of sucking lifeblood out of the economy in order to do the bidding of 1% and a few of the "investor class".
An excellent reward for contributing to unspeakable horror which has accomplished nothing worthwhile for mankind in this post WWII era, except profits for the purveyors of death and destruction.
#20 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING AT 2019-04-03 10:29 AM | FLAG: EXACTLY
When I think of what life was like taking care of that man his last two years of life... the hallucinations and vile behavior.. like taking a ---- on the kitchen counter... not kidding ... I can only imagine the nastiness he visited upon others via the same poison that killed him... as far as I am concerned he got what was coming to him... but I as his daughter didn't sign up for that... and I know for a fact I am not alone in this kind of experience, and skru-u pigs who question my loyalty.
When I read the smugness of retiree vets lecturing people on how life should be... especially when it comes to actually know what it is like to work in this economy without that additional paycheck... it's beyond the comprehension of decency... but like I said they got theirs so f**k everyone else.