Wednesday, March 24, 2010

U.S. Military Suicides

Did I read correctly that more U.S. servicemen and women die by their own hand than by enemy action? What is going on here? Why isn't the American populace expressing its incredulity? Why isn't there more information relating to possible solutions emanating from the Department of Defense?

I recall seeing a photo of a wounded veteran suffering from PTSD. On a table in front of him stood his medications: over a dozen different sized containers each containing a different prescription medication for his illness. No one had taken the time to study the possible side effects of these drugs let alone the resulting interactions of the medications. It's hard to believe but, on the average,U.S. military personnel suffering from this illness are being prescribed close to ten different medications.

Could one side effect of mixing these prescriptions be suicidal tendencies?

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Re: The Effort To Pass The Health Care Bill: Follow The Buddha

As the Buddha is reported to have said, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Would that our members of congress empoloyed a similar regime when it came to the 2,000+ page health bill.