Why are you proud to be an American?

Why are you proud to be an American?

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PTSD

Terre Haute, IN

#45 Aug 21, 2013
Army Ranger from TH wrote:
Thanks nightwatchman. You're absolutely right. Thanks for your service as well brother. PTSD. Neither Ole Ollie or CIC delegates my movements. My first line does. The same soldiers who are by my side. The Army has given my family more than any civilian job I ever had did. Granted my paychecks were pitiful in the beginning but the benefits are second to none. Found that out first hand with my second daughter who had breathing problems when an infant. I'm not going to lie, sure, soldiers like myself are eager to do the job that they are constantly trained to do day in and day out. But keep in mind that seeing our family every night back home sure beats the price of war.
It took me years of therapy to understand the source of my PTSD. It was a result of the guilt I felt for the things I did while serving my "country". I directed anger toward myself for following the orders of my superiors. Think Callley/Meadlo.

Someday we will have globalized social justice. Then nobody will be required to become a mercenary to provide for family.
PTSD

Terre Haute, IN

#46 Aug 26, 2013
When I returned from Nam, I had expected to be spat upon in airports while wearing mu uniform.

Did not happen. Turned out to be an urban legend.

Of course, even urban legend have a rational.

Years later, in therapy, I finally understood the rational. It seems that people like me were thinking, "If you knew what we did over there you would spit on me".

Do not mindlessly thank some one in uniform for their service. Ask them, "What did you do that served your country"?

If you are dealing with a true patriot they will understand that some one cares about what is going on.
Juz Wonderin

Terre Haute, IN

#47 Aug 30, 2013
PTSD wrote:
When I returned from Nam, I had expected to be spat upon in airports while wearing mu uniform.
Did not happen. Turned out to be an urban legend.
Of course, even urban legend have a rational.
Years later, in therapy, I finally understood the rational. It seems that people like me were thinking, "If you knew what we did over there you would spit on me".
Do not mindlessly thank some one in uniform for their service. Ask them, "What did you do that served your country"?
If you are dealing with a true patriot they will understand that some one cares about what is going on.
Are you some kinda commie?
SPC

Clinton, IN

#48 Aug 30, 2013
PTSD wrote:
When I returned from Nam, I had expected to be spat upon in airports while wearing mu uniform.
Did not happen. Turned out to be an urban legend.
Of course, even urban legend have a rational.
Years later, in therapy, I finally understood the rational. It seems that people like me were thinking, "If you knew what we did over there you would spit on me".
Do not mindlessly thank some one in uniform for their service. Ask them, "What did you do that served your country"?
If you are dealing with a true patriot they will understand that some one cares about what is going on.
There used to be many respectable people in the military back in the day and there are still plenty, but mostly, it's a place where anyone can get a job that is too stupid to flip hambugers. Same with police. I have an older retired friend with PTSD and he holds the same opinion. There is an old quote that I'd like to post in regards the the United States military which applies now more than ever, when governments are fighting some real, but mostly imaginary enemies for devious reasons:
'Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Not for you

Kingman, AZ

#49 Aug 31, 2013
"Shinichiro Takizawa"I will copy this here again for your question.
>>What you posted is something stolen out of a movie or television program full of fake patriotism and statism.
Yes, today's TV-programs are full of lies.
____
So when exactly are the Japanese going to fix the Fukishima abortion you have caused? You are polluting the earth, you are poisoning the fish in the Pacific, injuring people's ability to earn a living, get food to eat or even enjoy leisure activities because of the radiation your selfish greed and disgusting habits in regard to using nuclear power with no regard to the safety of anyone? I would also like to know when you are going to quit lying about hunting whales to exstinction while claiming "research"
which is a lie. I have other questions for you but if you could work on those two that would help a lot.
Not for you

Kingman, AZ

#50 Aug 31, 2013
PTSD wrote:
When I returned from Nam, I had expected to be spat upon in airports while wearing mu uniform.
Did not happen. Turned out to be an urban legend.
Of course, even urban legend have a rational.
Years later, in therapy, I finally understood the rational. It seems that people like me were thinking, "If you knew what we did over there you would spit on me".
Do not mindlessly thank some one in uniform for their service. Ask them, "What did you do that served your country"?
If you are dealing with a true patriot they will understand that some one cares about what is going on.
I did not happen to you but do not make your "reality" everyone elses because that is not the case. Urban legend BS!
XXX

Terre Haute, IN

#51 Sep 1, 2013
Not for you wrote:
<quoted text>
I did not happen to you but do not make your "reality" everyone elses because that is not the case. Urban legend BS!
The sad thing is its the kind of people who would spit on a soldier that are in charge of our country today and sending our young troops overseas to fight. Makes me sick!!!
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#53 Sep 1, 2013
P.S.

Everything that the United Nations demands of us globalist village slaves and what those feminist like Hillary Clntoon wants for us is all in those books I gave a list to. All of it. And all of it is used, supported, pushed, and promoted locally in every way imaginable while those like teachers and others are stupid enough to promote or merely to keep their good standing or tenure, who must follow the United Nations coming control over it all... just like Homeland Suckerity which is nothing but more police state actions out to make criminals out of us all... mainly veterans and anyone who this new government sees as forefather like terrorist and extremist... in their minds that is. The communist, leftist, neocon, global village anti-American mindset.

Now say thanks to your fearless leaders for treason. Thanks to colleges and the majority of churches doing the same.

Smile and say thank you commie elite, bankers, ISU, and many other locals.
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#54 Sep 1, 2013
Oh and here is a link for our corrupt cops on all levels who follow the recent trends and demands of the United Nations and NWO. That includes all the waste of the 'war on drugs.' You know that includes the crime now of growing your own non-GMO garden foods. That includes them serving the industrial/military complex of the prison and judicial systems that are making a killing arresting all the people they can, making criminals of us all, and thereby making the 'people' unable to own, buy or sell firearms. And leaving people, kids, a mark on their records for their entire lifetime unless they are in a clique or wealthy.

Of course just like other countries the police and code enforcers were the watchers and ruination of the common person while they held their elite power positions until something happened too close to home to make them wake up from their ways, beliefs, and social engineering. Much like they are brainwashed today by forced classes on "tolerance," and to answers any questions exactly the way the 'regime' or masters or the UN or global bankers and anti-Americans want them to answer. Much like today's schools and colleges. An example of that can be Daniel's book banning, like banning any material and books or academic research hasn't already been banned from all curriculum.

Todays laws and enforcements are exactly like those of the Bolsheviks and their actions. Just like Mao, Che, and others. Who by the way today are heroes cause we see Che shirts all over town and worn by all the leftys, Hollywood idiots and others who don't know just who they are promoting.

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/

And no, no, no-one in this towns offices are oath keepers, in fact, just the opposite like ol' Norm or Thomas or those pretenders to be American in other appointed offices locally to serve the commies like ISU and other globalist scum.

So you cops and others, including the many paid rats and citizen informers... who do you serve? Or are you like a busy-body like some ol granny who has nothing better to do than create chaos and trouble. Oops... don't let that grass get tall or the cops will get you and fine you for revenue the commie city needs so much to promote communism and illegals and special interest groups. LOL
Oathkeeper Friend

Switzerland

#55 Sep 1, 2013
Mercy666 wrote:
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/
And no, no, no-one in this towns offices are oath keepers, in fact, just the opposite like ol' Norm or Thomas or those pretenders to be American in other appointed offices locally to serve the commies like ISU and other globalist scum.
If you live in Terre Haute the police are more like *Oathbreakers*.
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#56 Sep 2, 2013
Oathkeeper Friend wrote:
<quoted text> If you live in Terre Haute the police are more like *Oathbreakers*.
Howdy! Glad to see at least one 'oath keeper' on this stupid forum filled with commies and stupid kids, and of course the totally brain-washed.

Sweden huh? Dang, I know we have a far reaching bad reputation in this town and now clear from Sweden?! LOL

Since we are becoming a major police state here complete with all the major drone projects and those lovely liberal (commie) colleges here in full support of all of it and teaching it we may not be online very long. Ahem keep in mind that some in our government here are full fledged loyalist to murdering innocent civilians in other lands where we have no business being except to fight and murder kiddies for Israel, globalist, bankers, corporations and etc. And they claim to be heroes and veterans and expect us to honor and bow to them ... or else. I wish the entire country and world would learn of this pathetic ultra corrupt Zionist, Bolshevik, anti-American shabbos goy and others in this town doing nothing but destroying all others while raking in the cash and destroying our freedoms and once held rights and safety.

Hope times are better over there.
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#57 Sep 2, 2013
Errr, pardon.... I meant Switzerland. LOL
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#58 Sep 2, 2013
Oh and happy communist labor day to all out there, especially to those in civil service and fraternal orders like cops who are serving and bowing to the likes of commies of the AFL/CIO and their love of open borders and the flood of illegal immigrants flooding here and sucking us all dry and ruining the country.

So happy commie union labor day for traitors. Bet ya ll drive Toyota or Hyundai too.
PTSD

Terre Haute, IN

#59 Sep 6, 2013
Not for you wrote:
<quoted text>
I did not happen to you but do not make your "reality" everyone elses because that is not the case. Urban legend BS!
The "reality" is that there is no documented case of a returning from Nam soldier being spat upon in an airport terminal.
It is BS that morphed into an urban legend the genesis of which was self-loathing on the part of returning vets over guilt for what they had been a part of.
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#61 Sep 10, 2013
PTSD wrote:
<quoted text>
The "reality" is that there is no documented case of a returning from Nam soldier being spat upon in an airport terminal.
It is BS that morphed into an urban legend the genesis of which was self-loathing on the part of returning vets over guilt for what they had been a part of.
Hmmm. My post with links about Agenda 21, Sustainable Development and other globalist commie information seems to have disappeared. Oh well.. here is the one again about the books and tactics our scum leaders in Terre Haute and Indiana are using against us.... so-called 'free Americans.'

Documented? Yes there is on old news reels and coverage during the time. I know plenty, like my brother and others who were also spit on, chased by groups of commie idiots and Chicago hood type gangs for whatever reasons.

Hell buddy, try finding old scientific reports, news and documentaries about homosexuals then. You won't find it now because it isn't PC and not the globalist agenda. Same thing for other re-writers of historical facts. Same thing with many more recent news and happening you, or me, will probably never see again or ever really hear about. Just like us townies never hear about true crime on local college campuses unless you know a college cop and a emergency room nurse or worker.

If reality hurts your brain that bad then be like most other Americans and just ignore it or say it never happened, or follow the mainstream cause it is much more palatable, love and fluff and propaganda.

Hell... watch this.. I know you won't.
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Or, then again it will be censored like most other stuff that really needs listened to.

And like most others especially the sheep in this corrupt God forsaken town, just because something doesn't or isn't happening to you does not mean it is not happening to others. But then again,'don't rock the boat' and we are supposed to make this town and lousy country look good and perfect, right? Play the facade game...'win hearts and minds?"

And more people and the libs in this town wanting more war for Obama now? But they hated Bush for it but that was different. Nothing much to be proud of in this town or country.
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#62 Sep 10, 2013
http://www.amazon.com/Our-Global-Neighborhood...

There is the book list again before it too becomes banned like other books in libraries, colleges, and under Daniels orders. And to the dislikes of our towns filthy bunch of leaders and appointed scumbags.
Iola Resident

Iola, KS

#63 Sep 11, 2013
To be honest.. I'm not proud to be American right now because of crappy President we have right now.. Thank to people who voted for him..
Mercy666

Terre Haute, IN

#64 Sep 11, 2013
PTSD wrote:
<quoted text>
The "reality" is that there is no documented case of a returning from Nam soldier being spat upon in an airport terminal.
It is BS that morphed into an urban legend the genesis of which was self-loathing on the part of returning vets over guilt for what they had been a part of.
I also suppose you think that the other problems are 'urban legends.' Like the lack of freedom we have in Indiana especially Terrible Haute under our long standing liberal totalitarian globalist regimes?

That the many countless suicides among our military, and youth, are 'urban legends'?

That the local VA clinic is a joke and many are getting health care from clinics in Indy because of the lacking and concerns here by providers?

Urban legend, that actually the only real support for vets and real Americans are to be seen on TV only? Not in real life scenarios. Actually, vets or not, many tax payers here are treated like shit especially by the city and county and special interest groups like animal rights idiots. The many who want total control over our lives and demand they have the rights to demand we live according to their will?

That we really don't have freedom of speech here? Or haven't you experienced that yet? Or, have you not been affected in some way... yet. That actually Terrible Haute is cut off from the outside world and it's commies can get by with about anything here.

That anything the local communist demand is all "Constitutional?"

We can't even leave contradictory remarks on local news-paper forums or news forums if they aren't PC? We must assimilate or not be heard at all.

Not aware of the land grabbing by our city, county, ISU or the likes of Union Hospital? They don't give a damn about your rights or being a so-called "VET". You have a police chief that loves war, drones, hates freedoms, not a oath keeper, but advances and agrees with others in the city to bring in the NWO and commie rule?

Get real.

Oh, and if you think you are being treated well for PTSD here and on their dope, you are actually being brain-washed and dumbed down with their magical dope that creates more problems for many.

The first people to be screwed by this present regime in the veterans and not even the grand American Legion or others will stand up for truth and our rights.

Have a nice day while you ponder reality.
PTSD

Terre Haute, IN

#65 Sep 12, 2013
PTSD wrote:
<quoted text>
The "reality" is that there is no documented case of a returning from Nam soldier being spat upon in an airport terminal.
It is BS that morphed into an urban legend the genesis of which was self-loathing on the part of returning vets over guilt for what they had been a part of.
Still, no documented case. Now, that is reality!

Since: Oct 12

Detroit, MI

#66 Sep 12, 2013
PTSD wrote:
<quoted text>
Still, no documented case. Now, that is reality!
What constitutes a documented case, a police report? Get real you retarded bitch, there were all sorts of reports of reprisals against American troops returning from Vietnam.

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