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More soldiers die from suicide than combat

(NaturalNews) Another extremely sad revelation following a decade of war - new Pentagon statistics are showing that the military is losing an average of one soldier per day not to combat in Afghanistan, but to suicide.

As of this writing, according to an Associated Press investigation, there have been 154 suicides for active-duty troops in 2012 - nearly one per day of the year so far.

Besides a surging suicide rate, the military is also experiencing higher incidences of sexual assault, domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse and other forms of misbehavior.

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Very sad indeed.

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Bring our troops home, now!

We love you all!

Over 500K soldiers are outside of U.S. borders

right now.

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So many soldiers...

donating to Paul like they have is an obvious cry for help and a huge shame on the government and M.S.M. for completely ignoring them.

look

it can't even get front paged on Michael Nystroms's own website when he is away...

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Yeah,

but it's really weird that you made this post today. There was a big article in our county newspaper today about the same thing! Was really surprising to see it! Thanks for sharing once again! You sure do a lot of work and research for all of us. Much appreciated!

Thank you

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I went to McD's did some work and lost wifi connection there...
came home and it was restored just now.

Never give up.

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The true cause ...

There is a direct relationship between increased psych drugs usage in the military and suicide rate. Get the facts: www.cchr.org

Until our society stops

"supporting the troops" with yellow ribbons, cook-outs, fireworks, "thanks for your service". memorial day services, parades, and special shopping discounts, and instead clamors for an end to unnecessary foreign interventions and military adventures, the suicides will continue.

The constant war hoopla and hyper-patriotism drowns out the question: "Why we keep offering our young people as sacrifices on the alter of war?" Because few have the courage to admit the awful, terrible fact----That the wars are a fraud, and hence, all those who fought, died, suffered wounds physical, mental, and broken marriages did so for NOTHING! That they were played as pawns by power brokers who profited politically and financially off their suffering and deaths.

Until we as a nation accept this terrible truth, we will continue to sacrifice more people to Moloch to perpetuate the myth they are fighting to "preserve" our freedoms, home, and the American way of life, because it's somehow better to expect someone else's son, daughter, father, mother, husband or wife must die to maintain the integrity of a lie than to stop the madness.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

Lies and lazy parenting.

I agree. My nephew is being brainwashed as we speak, to serve in the military - by his parents and the ROTC program at his high school, much to my dismay. He is only 15 years old, but it seems that they "don't know what else to do with him once he turns 18". I have discussed the matter with them over the years, and as you say, tried to explain that "the wars are a fraud, and hence, all those who fought, died, suffered wounds physical, mental, and broken marriages did so for NOTHING! They were played as pawns by power brokers who profited politically and financially off their suffering and deaths"... but now I am being told to keep my opinions to myself. I just hope they don't have to learn the hard way...

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Stop The Madness.

+1 for a well written post, and your concluding words, = "Stop the madness".
It is so silly, cruel & tragic - the killing & dieing to maintain a lie.

The Veteran's Administration

The Veteran's Administration treats depression with drugs. A major side-effect of anti-depressant drugs is suicide.

Movies too -

played a role in influencing young folks to join the military. we have heard of other factors, e.g. money, scholarships & other facilities, - patriotic sermons in churches,- recruiting at colleges. now hear about the role of movies - ♫ Hooray for Hollywar ♫ at http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/113441.html

+1. I hope the parents pay attention and take care of their young ones, keep them away from Murder Inc.

Speaking of Hollywood, did

Speaking of Hollywood, did you know that if you produce a film that casts the military in a positive light, the Pentagon will provide some funding and consulting? Pretty cool, huh?

Pentagon + Hollywood,

yes, now we are finding reports, gradually info about this racket is leaking out thru the internet. Its only business for the pro-war lobby, the military-industrial-complex. The banksters facilitate /fund these programs, or murderous schemes, = war.

Are you jealous that you're

Are you jealous that you're not in on this racket?

We've left the doors open if you want to buy in.

I heard about it

I'm sure it was not on the CNN.

:)

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Thank you

Thank you for pointing this out.

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What's sad -- and what's scary.

What's sad: The ones with moral consciences kill themselves.

What's scary: those without, do not.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

so many :(

so many :(

This is good to hear!

This is good to hear!

It means they're not dying in combat!

The real question that should

The real question that should be asked here is "is there a difference in average suicide rates between normal American citizens and soldiers?"

Good point

For some reason the suicide rate among war makers crooks banksters is very very low.

When will Goldman Sachs and his top donor Mitt Romney campaign report rash of suicides?

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This is what war does to people.

Not only does it destroy the body, it destroys the mind.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Thank you Josh

The # 1 way the evil machine controlls us is by creating warfare on this planet.

People who promote war should be arrested on the spot.
Especially when they run for president like Romney and Obama.
Both should be arrested.

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Arrested by you and what

Arrested by you and what army?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't help myself!

By those who reject apathy

Freedom Fighters!

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I really don't care.

I really don't care.

same here

Girl scouts could be the arresting party.

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