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120 US war veteran suicides a week

Posted in H.L. News on November 15th, 2007 7:46 am by HL

THE US military is experiencing a “suicide epidemic” with veterans killing themselves at the rate of 120 a week, according to an investigation by US television network CBS.

At least 6256 US veterans committed suicide in 2005 – an average of 17 a day – the network reported, with veterans overall more than twice as likely to take their own lives as the rest of the general population.

While the suicide rate among the general population was 8.9 per 100,000, the level among veterans was between 18.7 and 20.8 per 100,000.

15 Responses to “120 US war veteran suicides a week”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    you have to be asleep at the wheel to think kucinich has any chance of winning anything. Does he compare to Paul??

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Paul is the only candidate that may place America first, unlike the rest of the bought and paid for politicians in Washington DC.

  3. Bill Says:

    So you are going to complain about the number of vets killing themselves and yet none of you said a word about any other war vets doing the same thing. So I guess this is another one of your “only care when you think it benifits you” things and that is it. You libs are pathetic.
    This whole thing sounds just like the Clinton and Libby perjury ordeal. Clinton committed perjury and obstruction of justice and none of you had a problem with it. Libby committed perjury and obstruction of justice and everyone of you had a fit.
    I see how it is, as long as it is a Democrat doing it it is alright but if a Republican is behind it it is as bad as it can be.
    Keep trying though. The rest of the country is starting to see what you are really about.

  4. Ghost Walker Says:

    i wounder how many of these “suicides” are caused by you libs thinking that they are baby killers and mongers of the worst kind, these people willingly put thier lives on the line for you and yet you don’t believe in them or back the up. (after reading many of the posts on this blog i’ve got to believe that this is the case) After all, we all like to feel that we are needed in some way or another. I’ve knowen many vets who have done much worse thing in thier time than what is happening in Iraq/Afgan and they were strong enough to deal with it and put it behind them when the subject of suicide comes up they call it the “cowards way out” and that is from a army sergent from veitnam who was sent on a suicide mission and lived through it

  5. Anonymous Says:

    So far Bill, you read like a “blamer”. Blame, blame and blame.

    There if one key difference between Clinton’s perjury: He lied about getting a BJ and having an extramarital affair.

    Libby was involved in outing an CIA agent, Valerie Plame. He WAS convicted of PERJURY and OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE by a US court. So, the analogy is another red herring.

    Both Clinton and Bush are scumbags. Libby is full of treason.

    What the country does see is that: both parties, Republicans and Democrats are corrupt.

    So what’s new about that? Nothing new. Do some historical research on WHO founded the Republican Party prior to Abe Lincoln. What you’ll find is a bunch of scumbags and scalawags. Those ARE the historical facts.

    And guess what party gave us the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Income tax, WWI, the New Deal (American communism) and WWII? The nice old liberal Democrats.

    Both parties have an incredible record of corruption and deception.

    Blame belongs to both parties aforementioned.

  6. Bill Says:

    Anonymous
    So I can see that you are no better than the rest of the libs. So you are saying that Clinton wasn’t convicted be a US court. Try again. They are the same it doesn’t matter what court it is in it is illegal. So try your spin on someone else because it doesn’t work here.
    As to Libby ousting a CIA agent you better look into the facts. Every Senior CIA Agent that has work as a NOC or worked with them will all tell you that a NOC doen’t us an Embassy as their address. Not to mention the fact that even if she had been a NOC at one time she lost that status when she started dating Wilson in 1998. So did Libby oust her? NO because she wasn’t a NOC to begin with. Her own boss in the CIA said that “Plame was never a so-called deep-cover NOC.”
    So tell me Anonymous if her own boss in the CIA says she wasn’t a NOC than who is it that is saying that she was. Oh yeah her and her husband. THe same guy who said that the papers that covered yellow cake were fake and yet made the claim without ever seeing them. Along with a long list of other lies that him and his wife spewed.

    Now you want to talk about the Republican party. Well why don’t you pick which Republican party you want to talk about.
    If you want to talk about the Democratic-Republican that was founded by Jefferson and Madison.
    Or are you talking about the Republican party that was started July 6th, 1854. And they started it for what reason? oh yeah opposition to slavery and their desire to preserve the union.
    And who was it that started it? give you a hint. The Republican Party was founded in 1854 by former members of the Free Soil Party, the Whig Party and the Democratic Party.
    Well look at that, Democrats help to start the Republican party because they didn’t believe what their fellow Democrats believed.
    So by what you just posted Anonymous you believe that there was nothing wrong with slaves and that the people that started the Republican Party were “scumbags and scalawags” because they didn’t believe in slavery. I guess we know were your beliefs are. OH and if you want to try and quote history make sure you quote it right.
    Now here is one for you to try and wrap your brain around. When did the Dems and Repub switch their beliefs.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    You first argument, that Clinton was convicted is true. Yes, by a civil court. Is that comparable to a felony? Try finding a job with a felony and then compare that to a civil action.

    You make distinctions that are meaningless. If an employee works for the CIA, it’s a crime to reveal their identity in a covert operation. YOU are spinning facts here.

    Regarding the “yellow cake”, the papers are a fraud, no evidence, no witnesses have been found to support that claim. But go ahead, keep the lie you promote alive. No big deal. Hopefully people on this blog a more aware than you and realize your bull shit.

    We can talk about Republican history anothe time. This time, let’s focus on ONE issue. The Republican party and the Democrat party are both responsible for today’s economy and foreign policy. I won’t fall into this game of blame.

    So, if you have balls, are you going to blame the Democrats, again?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    One more thing Bill, I’m not a “lib”, so now YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, you can’t blame liberals for my thinking. Anyhow,I’m looking forward to your “intelligent” response.

  9. Ghost Walker Says:

    Anon-
    what is the differance between a lie and a lie?? I was brought up in the belief that it was wrong to lie no matter what it was a bout. also if you are not a “lib” you should be one you’ld do a real great job at it. keep it up

  10. Bill Says:

    Anonymous
    If you had an intelligent response that would be one thing. To start with just because you don’t call yourself a lib doesn’t mean that you aren’t one. It is not my fault that you can’t admit what you are.
    As to Clinton being charged in a civil court. It doesn’t make a difference wether it is a civil or federal court it is still a felony. So your spin on that doesn’t work. Clinton is no different than Libby.
    As to your comment about a CIA agent, that has no meaning what so ever and doesn’t even dispute what I said. You can’t counter the fact that she was never a NOC and the fact that she was dating Wilson in 1998 which killed her being a “NOC” which she wasn’t. Her own boss said that she wasn’t a covert agent so your comment is meaningless. You are the one that is trying to spin this.
    As to the yellow cake just how dumb are you. They have been proven to be fake by a number of groups. Itlay proved it. France knew it because they started them. Read http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/05/wuran05.xml.
    here is another one that says they were fake. http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/italianconnection.htm
    You can find more than that that show they were fake. so try again.
    As for blaming the Democrats for most of the crap we are dealing with, yes I will blame them. They are the ones that have started about 90% of all welfare programs. The Democrats are the ones that want to make this country social so they have all the power. The republicans are the ones that want to get the government out of your life. If you don’t believe that than why is it that in the history of this country the democrats have only cut taxes once and it was Kennedy that did it. The Democrats want to control as much of your life as they can and be able to tell you what you can and can’t do. THe Republicans aren’t trying to do that and never have tried.

  11. Bill Says:

    Anonymous
    If you had an intelligent response that would be one thing. To start with just because you don’t call yourself a lib doesn’t mean that you aren’t one. It is not my fault that you can’t admit what you are.
    As to Clinton being charged in a civil court. It doesn’t make a difference wether it is a civil or federal court it is still a felony. So your spin on that doesn’t work. Clinton is no different than Libby.
    As to your comment about a CIA agent, that has no meaning what so ever and doesn’t even dispute what I said. You can’t counter the fact that she was never a NOC and the fact that she was dating Wilson in 1998 which killed her being a “NOC” which she wasn’t. Her own boss said that she wasn’t a covert agent so your comment is meaningless. You are the one that is trying to spin this.
    As to the yellow cake just how dumb are you. They have been proven to be fake by a number of groups. Itlay proved it. France knew it because they started them. Read http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/05/wuran05.xml.
    here is another one that says they were fake. http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/italianconnection.htm
    You can find more than that that show they were fake. so try again.
    As for blaming the Democrats for most of the crap we are dealing with, yes I will blame them. They are the ones that have started about 90% of all welfare programs. The Democrats are the ones that want to make this country social so they have all the power. The republicans are the ones that want to get the government out of your life. If you don’t believe that than why is it that in the history of this country the democrats have only cut taxes once and it was Kennedy that did it. The Democrats want to control as much of your life as they can and be able to tell you what you can and can’t do. THe Republicans aren’t trying to do that and never have tried.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Well Bill, you’re a waste of time. You’re misinformed and quite ignorant of history, facts and how politics work. You’re the perfect fit for the asses that run government and relish people like you. You can’t think, you wouldn’t think even if you could.

    I mean, you don’t even know the difference between civil and criminal courts. That’s quite telling. Therefore to argue that subject is fruitless.

    Regarding the “yellow cake”, was that ever found in Iraq? I’m sure Bush and cronies ate it before it could be found.

    What does “welfare” have to do with Bush and his incapacity to lead? Nothing! The same applies to Congress.

    As to Republicans getting “government out of” our lives, that another ridiculous statement. If anything, government controls more of my life than ever before: taxes, laws, invasion of privacy, threats of terrorism, wars, censorship, broken economy, and countless other atrocious policies.

    You can be silly or plain stupid to keep your beliefs. Asses are needed to support corrupt government. In this case, you’re the ass.

  13. Ghost Walker Says:

    anon-
    clinton took a plea bargan that is he agreed to have his law license suspended in ark. and pay a 25,000 fine to the bar adm. in order to avoid federal purjury charges.

    if he was inocent of purjury than why did he do this – – – – only the guily flee.

    he does not sound like a honest man to me

    i’ll ask again what is the difference between a lie and a lie??

  14. Ghost Walker Says:

    anon

    the only people that can’t tell the difference between a lie and a lie are those who live a lie, and suport a lie

  15. Bill Says:

    Anonymous
    You are grasping at straws once again. When it comes to perjury it doesn’t matter if it is civil, criminal, or federal it is still a felony. You can try to spin that all you want, it isn’t going to work.
    As to the convicted criminal Clinton he lied and got busted. Not only in the grand jury but in civil court as well. The only difference is that the civil court charged him with contempt not perjury.
    Now since I don’t know history than how is it that I know that Clinton was a federal felon. Your beloved slick Willie was a federal felon until another one of your crooked liberals pardoned him. One of the worst Pres. this country has every had. Good old Jimmy (Peanut Head) Carter. What a waste.
    Now to your statement about the yellow cake. If you could read than you would have seen that I said that the yellow cake ordeal was a fake and that Wilson lied about it just as his wife lied about being ousted as a covert agent. But I know how hard it is for you to understand the big words so I will make it easy for you. Everyone said and proved that the yellow cake papers were fake. That means that they weren’t true.
    I bet you have a real hard time understanding the news paper don’t you.
    I don’t know were you got me talking about Bush but you libs will try to spin anything you can to make it his fault.
    I said that the Dems are the ones that are responsible for 90% of the welfare programs we have now. But I guess that is to much for you to understand as well. As to the Congress not having anything to do with welfare. Who is it that sets up the bills to pay for the programs? Let me think, I don’t know since I don’t know anything about the government I might get this wrong. AAAAAA the Congress how bout that. Who is it that wanted to add 2000 special extras to the education bill this last time and Bush VETOED? Oh that is a hard one…….. The CONGRESS. Your spin isn’t working Anon.
    And no to the best. “As to Republicans getting “government out of” our lives, that another ridiculous statement. If anything, government controls more of my life than ever before: taxes, laws, invasion of privacy, threats of terrorism, wars, censorship, broken economy, and countless other atrocious policies.”
    If you had half a brain you would be dangerous. To start with Republicans more often than not Cut your taxes which puts more money in your pocket, the Democrats don’t. You agreed that the Democrats had control for over 50 years and yet you say that the Republicans are the ones that made all these laws. Don’t work. As to your invasion of privacy why don’t you show me where it is that you have that right. As to the patriot act being what you are talking about you better read it and look up the laws in it because over 90% of the laws in it were already laws to begin with. Now to threats of terrorism, if you don’t think that this country has had threats of terrorism against it than you are about as bright a burnt out light bulb. The wars that this country have been in have all been to support an Allie so cry all you want about that it wont work. As to censorship why don’t you show me just what it is that you aren’t being able to read, write, see on tv, hear on the radio. Just how is it you think that you have been censored.
    Broken economy. That is a joke right. Your not serious. If you are than you are that dumb.
    Here is some reading for you to try.

    FT.com – Fri Dec 7, 8:40 PM ET
    The likelihood that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by more than a quarter point next week fell sharply on Friday after new figures showed the US economy continued to add jobs at a decent rate last month.

    FT.com – Fri Dec 7, 11:30 AM ET
    The US economy continued to add jobs last month, although employment fell in construction, real estate and financial services, suggesting that the housing downturn and credit crisis remain contained.

    And than the best for last.

    Real GDP grew at a strong 4.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter of 2007. The economy has now experienced six years of uninterrupted growth, averaging 2.8 percent a year since 2001.
    Real after-tax per capita personal income has risen by 12 percent – an average of more than $3,600 per person – since President Bush took office.
    Real wages have risen by 3.6 percent during this Administration.
    Over the course of this Administration, productivity growth has averaged 2.6 percent per year. This growth is well above average productivity growth in the 1990s, 1980s, and 1970s.
    The Federal budget deficit is down to 1.2 percent of GDP (in FY07), well below the 40-year average. Economic growth contributed to a 6.7 percent rise in tax receipts in FY07, following an increase of 11.8 percent in FY06.
    U.S. exports in September 2007 were 13.6 percent higher than exports in September 2006

    Yup that really sounds like a broken economy. I will say it again Anonymous if you had an intelligent comment that would be one thing but you don’t so quit trying.

    I guess this would come under the saying ” arguing with an idiot is like wrestling a pig in the mud, you figure out that the pig likes it”