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America's Medicated Army

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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 09:23 PM
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America's Medicated Army


www.time.com

The doctor sent him back to war armed with the antidepressant Zoloft and the antianxiety drug clonazepam. "It's not easy for soldiers to admit the problems that they're having over there for a variety of reasons," LeJeune says. "If they do admit it, then the only solution given is pills."
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12% of combat troops in Iraq and 17% of those in Afghanistan are taking prescription antidepressants or sleeping pills to help them cope.[]about 20,000 troops in Afghanistan and Iraq were on such medications last fall. The Army estimates that authorized drug use splits roughly fifty-fifty between troops taking antidepressants — largely the class of drugs that includes Prozac and Zoloft — and those taking prescription sleeping pills like Ambien.



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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 09:23 PM
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Have you ever tried to steer someone headed down a dark path who was anti-depresant happy?

Perhaps its not a good idea to slaughter women and children...

why not? all is smiles and rainbows,

Sri Oracle



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(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 01:20 AM
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Sleeping pills I can completely understand - when based in East Timor, we were barracked next to the aviation wing. All night, we'd hear blackhawks taking off and setting down ... practically impossible to sleep without some "help".

Not saying it's right, but in certain situations definitely justifiable.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 01:34 AM
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This is not a good combination. I live in a miitarized part of America, often times these soldiers come home from combat and makes the news. Often times the headline goes something like this. "Man kills his wife and children then takes his own life."

I would guess that about 90% make up of Iraq Veterans.

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 02:11 AM
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Theres a saying," grab them by the balls and the head and heart will follow"..



Once inside somebodies SOUL how else do you get out, but slaughter the demons within.

Poor bastards.

Between the mind programming and drugs they have no choices.

Because thats when they give you Anthrax to see the affects on people over six and half feet tall will hold up against their little chemical experiments Lab Rats you say I know.

Brothers -AIRFORCE EXPERIENCES- fun ohh yeah.. BARELY COULD HOLD HIS HEAD UP FROM IT.

mom sent him Colidial Silver to kill the bacteria. It worked she sent it in big loads to my brothers friends subjected to THEIR TESTING.



Back nine or more years ago.


I guess if THEY can't break your spirit then THEY have to break down their immune system is that correct?

just curious?

ohh bye the way the Army pedals drugs to foreign countries.

Learned that by someone that I knew.

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[edit on 17-6-2008 by menguard]



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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This is a Great Thread and nobody is replying why did it hit too close too home or WHAT?

get in here and post!

come in Agent Orange I know your out there come on in.


Nobody wants to talk REALISM ANYMORE WHY?

[edit on 17-6-2008 by menguard]



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by 12.21.12
Often times the headline goes something like this. "Man kills his wife and children then takes his own life."

I would guess that about 90% make up of Iraq Veterans.


So, you think that 90% of the vets from Iraq are going to kill their wives and children? Did everyone suddenly just timewarp back to the 1960's, where every Vietnam vet was a baby killer?



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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Getting more realistic now this feels much better doesn't it, let it all out, exploit those that would do your family harm without knowing.

[edit on 17-6-2008 by menguard]



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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Sri Oracle: Every hop across a buttload of time zones, then get to the AOR and think you'll be able to get right on into a normal work/sleep cycle? I flew several combat missions with only an hour of sleep.

Take the Ambien Challenge!

We were on that a lot to get back into a normal sleep cycle. I think the flight surgeon gave us two tabs. It doesn't have bad side effects like some do.

Menguard: Anthrax testing? I have a hard time believing that. You're not going to poison your own troops going overseas. And the mind programming is a bunch of BS.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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Your belief doesn't require input but my knowing from my brothers own experiences says much, if I have showed anything it is my character for truth maybe not YOUR TASTE, you like the generic version, move along.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:32 PM
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No thats not what I said. This happens quite often. When it does, it is usually a veteran who returns home from serving in Iraq. I am not saying that all vets do this. I am saying that when things like this happen, chances are it was an Iraqi veteran. A medicated Iraqi Vet.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by 12.21.12
No thats not what I said. This happens quite often. When it does, it is usually a veteran who returns home from serving in Iraq. I am not saying that all vets do this. I am saying that when things like this happen, chances are it was an Iraqi veteran. A medicated Iraqi Vet.


Count up all the guys that have served in the Iraq AOR. To make it easy, just the guys in Iraq itself, on the ground, in combat.

Then how many of them have killed a family member after they got back.

Probably the same ratio that you'd get if you looked at any civilian company.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by menguard
Your belief doesn't require input but my knowing from my brothers own experiences says much, if I have showed anything it is my character for truth maybe not YOUR TASTE, you like the generic version, move along.


Whatever, Gus. Since I'm in the Air Force, I do have a bit of a perspective on this all. Just a bit.




posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:40 PM
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And apparently you weren't SPECIAL ENOUGH to be included, too bad we will have to sign you up.




posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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And the whole deal sounds like the Atomic testing in the 1950's on US troops. The military makes a fine bunch of test subjects.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by menguard
And apparently you weren't SPECIAL ENOUGH to be included, too bad we will have to sign you up.


Yeah, they must have gotten the special ones off that short bus, where they were licking the windows.

Now how about trolling somewhere else, and get this thread back on track, before you get schooled some more.



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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:43 PM
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Interesting how our own government is working to bring zombies permanent dependent for the rest of their lives on antidepressants soldiers.

So our government have nothing to fear from any protest or revolts.

despicable.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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Typically, Air Force is not drugged they way that Army or Marines would be at least not to my knowledge, but I have heard of crazier things.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
So our government have nothing to fear from any protest or revolts.


I don't think it's that, but they do seem to think all cures come from a bottle. I'm tired of Tricare always giving me Motrin for everything.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by jerico65
And the whole deal sounds like the Atomic testing in the 1950's on US troops. The military makes a fine bunch of test subjects.


Yes, they still do TESTING. Maybe not (this exact one) but I assure they do still test.

That is TRUTH like it, love it, or hate it, it is what it IS.

I am sure you might even have some buddies in there that will tell you things that you might not want to hear, hell your best friend could be part of it.



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