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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wow!

Bill O'Reilly Needs to Apologize

Thanks to Pixie for pointing this one out...



We have homeless Iraq War veterans right here in Sioux City, Iowa (population 80,000). I shudder to think at how many Iraq, Gulf, Vietnam and Korean War veterans are homeless nationwide.

Homelessness is an especially pervasive problem with veterans, especially those who suffer from untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and find it difficult to find and hold jobs. Many end up with addiction problems due to the PTSD, which compounds the issue. If we, as a nation and a society, send men and women to do difficult and harrowing things in our name, we NEED to take care of them when they come back home. Prompt treatment for depression and PTSD is the first step, and would (in my opinion) lessen the homeless problem for veterans.

3 Comments:

Blogger Virginia said...

If our healt care industry were based on people's needs ratherthan the bottom line, perhaps people could get the kind of treament they need - veterans, retrned Peace Corps volunteers and many other categories f people who serve, are simpy dismissed with about 180 days worth of limied services. It takes 6 months sometimes to figure out that you have an issue. We treat people like numbers and measure success with inapproprate standards...from the whole no-child eft behind folly to the mendical industry...

Just my 2 cents on this sunny, Sunday afternoon in Santa Fe.

Aunt V
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5:40 PM  
Blogger pistols at dawn said...

Wow. That guy keeps lowering the bar.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Leonesse said...

I can't hear the video here, but will try to watch it later, but the topic just makes me incensed.

6:25 PM  

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