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Taking care of veterans

November 13, 2013

When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively....

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-13-13 1:49 AM

Nearly one in every five suicides nationally is a veteran — 18 to 20 percent annually — compared with Census data that shows veterans make up about 10 percent of the U.S. adult population.

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-13-13 1:57 AM

Both of the speakers at the Veterans' Day program in Rugby on Monday, ND State Senator Richard Marcellais and SFC Kirk Seaver of the NDARNG, touched on the topic of veteran suicides. Too many veterans are not getting the help they obviously need.

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locomotive

Nov-13-13 9:54 AM

AS IF Democrats never pay lip service or utilize bus service, NT4M.

Partisan to the last...

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locomotive

Nov-13-13 9:56 AM

RR, thanks to you and all other veterans who have given of their lives in service to our country.

I hope all veterans had a wonderful day yesterday.

:-)

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Nancy1

Nov-13-13 10:00 AM

Thank to the veterans for all that they do to keep all of us safe. I noticed how the marines were right there to help the Typhoon victims. We all need to demand the government does a better job for them. Contact our senators and representative.

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Legend

Nov-13-13 10:52 AM

The article refers to the ACA getting preference over Vet programs. How about that Iraq War? The ACA will help many Vets as opposed to the Iraq War. No party has ever done justice for Vets but I give the left higher ground on this because of people programs like Snap and the ACA. May God bless the Vet.

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Legend

Nov-13-13 11:03 AM

In the early days of Iraq, our supply trucks were required to deliver in trucks without any armor protection. Thank W and dick for that. Rumsfield "you go to war with the Army you have,not the Army you want". Me to Rumsfield: Shame on you for not equipping them better, and shame on W and Dick for not correcting it fast.

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disgusted

Nov-13-13 2:06 PM

dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. Clinton gutted the Defense, allowed at least three attacks on our soil, neglected to arrest bin baby, etc. All what the libs wanted. then they complain because the defense wasn't the best the is should be.

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73Hockey

Nov-13-13 2:18 PM

Legend, since the dawn of this country we have equipped our military based on the previous war. The Pentagon wanted a lighter more manuverable military, enter the HMMWV and all of its variants, which worked well for the cold war and into Desert Storm. Armor was on everything we needed, tanks. As the theater evolved, so did our military, it's the way it works.

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locomotive

Nov-13-13 6:09 PM

WWII documentaries are fascinating.

The German Luftwaffe had been kicking everyone until it went up against Britain's Spitfires during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The Spitfires were more manuverable than any Luftwaffe craft.

In the US, the Manhattan Project led to development of the atomic bomb, which was utilized to stop Japan. If we hadn't dropped the bombs, analysts had figured the loss of US soldiers while fighting the Japanese population, both military and civilian, would have been astronomical.

The tech evolved to the action in both these cases. 73Hockey is right.

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EarlyBird

Nov-15-13 11:02 AM

Thank you to all Veterans. A special thank you to our Military of today for your courageous efforts fighting the invisible enemy we call terrorism. Thank you for all the Patrols who were roving about as human targets seeking the invisible enemy. Thank you so very much for finding and destroying the invisible enemy terrorism ever so close to it's source before it can run rampant throughout the world. Thank you.

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locomotive

Nov-15-13 9:17 PM

You're right, Whistler. We watched a documentary about the search for that heavy water. Very interesting.

My kids have a book called "Snow Treasure" that tells the story of Norwegian children sledding with small packages of Norway's gold down to the docks, where it was ferried away from the Nazis. The soldiers didn't think to search the sledders. Those children were brave during a very difficult and dangerous time in their country.

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takkak

Nov-16-13 5:46 PM

You would think the theater in the mall would offer a military discount.

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ndvetrn

Nov-17-13 12:18 AM

Rugbyreader/ntfm

You want to say you care about veterans when it serves your political motives. Thanks for caring.

As a result, the percentage of the nation’s daily suicides committed by veterans declined to 21 percent in 2010, from 25 percent in 1999.

“What’s happening with veterans is a reflection of what’s happening to America,” Jan Kemp, the national mental health director for suicide prevention at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said in an interview. “The suicide rate in America has been creeping up.”

Among the report’s other important findings was that male veterans who commit suicide tend to be older than nonveteran male suicides, with the largest number of veterans’ suicides occurring among men between 50 and 59. Dr. Kemp said the department intended to increase outreach to that age group.

At the same time, the new data suggested that veterans under 30 are committing suicide in smaller numbers than their nonveteran peers. That would seem to contradict t

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ndvetrn

Nov-17-13 12:20 AM

That would seem to contradict theories that the recent wars have contributed to increased suicide among new veterans

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 12:16 PM

ndvetrn said this:

"You want to say you care about veterans when it serves your political motives."

Will you please enlighten and inform us (especially me) as to what are my "political motives"?

Thank you...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 8:18 PM

What you have said, Whistler, is pure unadulterated BS. Plain and simple. Someone challenges a post I made with the utmost sincerity to claim that I have "political motives". I want to know what those so-called "political motives" are, because I have none. Plain and simple. I think maybe that you have something against veterans, Whistler. Where and when did you serve your country?

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 8:48 PM

Whistler: Please one example of "political hate" or "lack of respect" as you describe.

I have done neither. And you know it.

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 10:53 PM

So, in other words, you cannot cite anything to back up your false claim.

That's what I thought...

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 10:56 PM

I guess, Whistler, that you don't know many veterans. You are entitled to be as delusional as you wish to be...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 11:08 PM

"Tracking" me, huh? What are you, some kind of commie NSA spy? Is that what your VietNam/Ho Chi Minh training did for you? Now you spy on Americans? You spy on veterans? You are a commie traitor. Congratulations. You don't impress anyone, ARVN Captain.

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 11:33 PM

I guess it is late for the ARVN captain. He had to run away and get some sleep. That's what happens when you're old. Good night, old feller...

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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ovomitlied

Nov-18-13 10:45 AM

Rugbyreader the Fact you are a member of Vets againbst the war tells us all we need to know about you and your kind..

Seems America were all members of your clan during the "return from Vietnam" era.

Your the same way now.. Shame on you!!!!!

You don't back your fellow military your against them and what they are doing..

Ask any vet on here who is on your side.. I am not.. never would go to the lenghts you have to disgrace America all the time claiming to be a US Marine with good intentions..

No room for your kind in my foxhole..

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-19-13 2:04 AM

@Whistler: Sounds to me like you are making a threat.

What is the MDN going to do about this obvious threat made toward me?

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-19-13 2:08 AM

sheepdip said: "the Fact you are a member of Vets againbst the war tells us all we need to know about you and your kind.."

As opposed to being "for" the war? What kind of obscene, perverse, and profane person supports war?

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