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PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.
New Authorization of Worldwide War Without End? Congress may soon vote on a new declaration of worldwide war without end, and without clear enemies. A “sleeper provision” deep inside defense bills pending before Congress could become the single biggest hand-over of unchecked war authority from Congress to the executive branch in modern American history. President Obama has not sought new war authority. In fact, his administration has made clear that it believes it already has all of the authority that it needs to fight terrorism. But Congress is considering monumental new legislation that would grant the president – and all presidents after him – sweeping new power to make war almost anywhere and everywhere. Unlike previous grants of authority for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the proposed legislation would allow a president to use military force wherever terrorism suspects are present in the world, regardless of whether there has been any harm to U.S. citizens, or any attack on the United States, or any imminent threat of an attack. The legislation is broad enough to permit a president to use military force within the United States and against American citizens. The legislation contains no expiration date, and no criteria to determine when a president’s authority to use military force would end. Of all of the powers that the Constitution assigns to Congress, no power is more fundamental or important than the power “to declare War.” That is why, in 2002, when Congress was considering whether to authorize war in Iraq, it held fifteen hearings, and passed legislation that cited specific harms, set limits, and defined a clear objective. Now, Congress is poised to give unchecked authority to the executive branch to use military force worldwide, with profoundly negative consequences for our fundamental democratic system of checks and balances. Once Congress expands the president’s war power, it will be nearly impossible to rein it back in. The ACLU strongly opposes a wholesale turnover of war power from Congress to the president – and all of his successors.
Originally posted by MrSpad
So because nobody is excited about a few low level scandals they all have PTSD? For that matter when have people ever gotten excited about low level scandals, Some times if they can be directly tied to a President they stir some interest like with Nixon. Clinton getting a BJ again was a popular one, and we all know why. However otherwise minor scandals come and go with every administration and people do not get to upset.
Originally posted by undo
the impetus seems to be to get people to revolt, particularly in the usa. which i think is just an invitation to get our collective butts handed to us on a silver platter. that all by itself can be stressful. when the brain is stressed, it lowers intelligence also. so more emotional responses result instead of wise choices.
PTSD, or Putting up with TDawgs [Snip] Daily, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or daily interaction with TDawg, events such as lack of being politically correct, he IS a natural disaster, being accident prone, or comical (or not) responses to others. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time and no exposure to TDawg. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life, namely TDawgs.