Originally posted by pianopraze
Originally posted by LightningStrikesHere
this might sound a bit strange , but is it me or does he kind of look like to Colorado
This is called dissociation, it is a result of military training, life, and deployment.
It used to be called the "Thousand yard stare"... it is basically PTSD. Almost every vet has in now adays.
I threw away all photos of me in the army because I couldn't stand to see it in my self.edit on 19-8-2012 by pianopraze because: typo
What are you talking about? That thousand yard stare is learned in bootcamp and gives you something to look at while standing at attention or parade rest because you better not be looking around, that kinda ruins the whole idea uniformity if everyone is looking around. Other than that, I don't think anyone suffers any mental damage from doing this. And not every vet suffers from PTSD. More like, a large percentage of combat veterans suffer from it. I do not suffer from PTSD.
On the topic at hand, Former Marine Brandon Raub, this new thread has updates, such as,
CHESTERFIELD, VA— The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub, who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page. Although the FBI and Chesterfield County police have not charged Brandon Raub, a resident of Chesterfield County, Va., with committing any crime, they arrested Raub on Thursday, August 16, 2012, and transported him to John Randolph Medical Center, where he was held against his will due to alleged concerns that his Facebook (FB) posts were controversial and "terrorist in nature." In a hearing held at the hospital, government officials disregarded Raub's explanation that the Facebook posts were being interpreted out of context, sentencing him up to 30 days' further confinement in a VA psych ward. In coming to Raub's defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raub's arrest and forcible detention, as well as the government's overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub's First Amendment rights.
edit on 20-8-2012 by Swills because: (no reason given)