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Pentagon struggles with high cost of health care

There are 10 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Apr 8, 2013, titled Pentagon struggles with high cost of health care. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program -- the military's health care system.

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HumanSpirit

United States

#1 Apr 8, 2013
There is no science to the mental health industry. No medical model. NO evidence based medicine. No test for chemical imbalance of the brain to which the APA admitted to the falsehood in 2004. The industry is based on hearsay and is political.

Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Apr 8, 2013
Oh sure, attempt to screw over those of us who risked our lives for decades and sacrificed a "normal" family life in the service of our country.

Active duty service members, retirees, and our families represent less than 1/3rd of 1% of Americans.

We EARNED those benefits. Without our sacrifices, there wouldn't BE a country.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#3 Apr 8, 2013
The Pentagon can't even ATTEMPT to save our men.
Benghazi is roaring back in the news as ex-Navy Seals take Obama to task for leaving the men in Benghazi behind.
Barack should just step down. Don't you think he's embarrassed the blacks enough already?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Apr 8, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
The Pentagon can't even ATTEMPT to save our men.
Benghazi is roaring back in the news as ex-Navy Seals take Obama to task for leaving the men in Benghazi behind.
Barack should just step down. Don't you think he's embarrassed the blacks enough already?
Keep tilting at those windmills Don Quixote......

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#5 Apr 8, 2013
When the Pentagon gets involved in PopulationReduction at a time in Health CareProvider Shortages(no doctors unless Washington DC Elite), this could end badly.
ivyawe

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Apr 8, 2013
DIRTY AMERITHRAX GANGSTER TERRORISTS (“THE LOGIC OF DEATH”,“FEM-AGEDDON”,“THE GRUNTER”) STILL ARMED AND ATTACKING, OPPRESSING, THUGGING, TERRORIZING, AND BRINGING ON MORE GUN, GANG, RAPE, ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR THEIR AGENDA AND ORGANIZED CRIME!

STILL THREATENING MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POLICE AND THOSE THAT WORK WITH THE POLICE, THE PRESS, DOCTORS, COMPETITORS, ETC.! STILL THREATENING SACRIFICING MORE CHILDREN, MEN AND FAMILIES FOR THEIR AGENDA!

O'YEAH!

STILL TARGETING UNARMED INDIVIDUALS WITH DIRTY ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS, SPY (WARE), CYBERNETIC, LASER WEAPONS AND MIND CONTROL EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING INDUCED NIGHTMARES AND MENTAL SNIPING / TERRORISM “O'YEAH!”) BOTH IN THEIR HOMES, AUTOS AND IN PUBLIC! USING MUCH OF THIS FOR OPPRESSION, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND SEGREGATION!

VERY SKILLED AND ACTIVE IN DIRTY ORGANIZED CRIME, SEGREGATION, TERRORISM, PSYCHOLOGICAL (SEXUAL) WARFARE, IDENTITY THEFT, OPPRESSION! OFTEN DIRECTED AT INTER-RACIAL, ETHNIC AND FAITH RELATIONS!

STILL THREATENING THEIR VICTIMS FROM THE PAST,(ROMAN CATHOLIC MEN) AND OTHERS THEY HAVE HUSTLED ON THE ALTER AND TARGETED THEIR CAREERS! LIKE THOSE THEY SAW AS A THREAT TO THEIR DIRTY AMERITHRAX / BIG BLUE/PHARMA / HEDGE FUND / 401K etc. EMPIRE!

STILL THREATENING INTER-ETHNIC, RACIAL, FAITH RELATIONS INCLUDING ATHLETICS, MUSIC (INCLUDING BASKETBALL AND SOCCER, INTERNATIONAL SOCCER, REGGAE AND COUNTRY MUSIC, ETC.) AND LEGALIZED SPORTS GAMBLING!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Eve_Ca...
http://abhijit.mahato.pratt.duke.edu/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Annie_...

STILL THREATENING AMERICAN MALE RELATIONS WITH YOUNGER, ASIAN, AND COLORED WOMEN!

STILL THREATENING COMPETITORS DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN (INDIA, ENGLAND, CALIFORNIA, ETC.)(UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, LEGALIZED MARIJUANA, NON-PROFIT HEALTH CARE, DISCOUNT ONLINE COMPETITORS, BANKS, THE PRESS, ETC.!)

HAVE PROFITED GREATLY SINCE BIO-TERRORIST AMERITHRAX ATTACKS AND MUCH
DIRTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GAMBLING / POWER TRIPPING!

O'YEAH!

HAVE TAKEN OVER MANY JOBS (PHARMACEUTICAL, BIO-TECH, EDUCATION, S.E.T., ETC!) AND NOW CONTROL A LOT OF HEALTHCARE AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS THROUGH THOSE JOBS!

(MERCK, IBM, CELGENE, RUTGERS, ETC.)

STILL THREATENING MORE DIRTY OMERTA TYPE (“O'YEAH!”) ORGANIZED CRIME ACTIVITY AND COMPETITORS!

STILL THREATENING INTEGRATED REAL ESTATE / URBAN COMMUNITIES!
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#7 Apr 9, 2013
The (APA) DSM-V is the future version of the Mein Kampf.

Bombs and bullets will be replaced with mind drugs and psychotherapy (false memory) in future generations.

That's certainly what Aldus Huxley predicted with his fictional Soma and it came true
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2013
U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated

Marine Corporal Michael Cataldi woke as he heard the truck rumble past.

He opened his eyes, but saw nothing. It was the middle of the night, and he was facedown in the sands of western Iraq. His loaded M16 was pinned beneath him.

Cataldi had no idea how he'd gotten to where he now lay, some 200 meters from the dilapidated building where his buddies slept. But he suspected what had caused this nightmare: His Klonopin prescription had run out.

His ordeal was not all that remarkable for a person on that anti-anxiety medication. In the lengthy labeling that accompanies each prescription, Klonopin users are warned against abruptly stopping the medicine, since doing so can cause psychosis, hallucinations, and other symptoms. What makes Cataldi's story extraordinary is that he was a U. S. Marine at war, and that the drug's adverse effects endangered lives — his own, his fellow Marines', and the lives of any civilians unfortunate enough to cross his path.

"It put everyone within rifle distance at risk," he says.

In deploying an all-volunteer army to fight two ongoing wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has increasingly relied on prescription drugs to keep its warriors on the front lines. In recent years, the number of military prescriptions for antidepressants, sleeping pills, and painkillers has risen as soldiers come home with battered bodies and troubled minds. And many of those service members are then sent back to war theaters in distant lands with bottles of medication to fortify them.

According to data from a U. S. Army mental-health survey released last year, about 12 percent of soldiers in Iraq and 15 percent of those in Afghanistan reported taking antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or sleeping pills. Prescriptions for painkillers have also skyrocketed. Data from the Department of Defense last fall showed that as of September 2007, prescriptions for narcotics for active-duty troops had risen to almost 50,000 a month, compared with about 33,000 a month in October 2003, not long after the Iraq war began.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30748260/ns/healt...
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#9 Apr 9, 2013
Public cases

Death, violence, erratic behavior and the suicide by mind drugs

http://ssristories.com/index.php

Soldier Cases

http://www.ssristories.com/index.php...
HumanSpirit

La Crosse, FL

#10 Apr 9, 2013
APA Admits there is no test for "chemical imbalance"

American Psychiatric Association admitted it lied to the American Public

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...

Biopsychiatry Illuminated

THE CANDLELIGHT PROJECT by Bob Collier

29 September 2003 Issue 61

This week, a few representative excerpts from an article that I discovered on my internet travels only a matter of days ago, concerning the area in which biopsychiatry has, it seems to me, most comprehensively misled the world at large.

Please go to the website linked to below the excerpts and read the complete article. Then you will not be bamboozled should a doctor, teacher, journalist, ad man, politician, family member, friend, some bloke in your local pub, or whoever, start waffling on at you about 'mental illness' being caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain. You will know better!

There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

Read the complete article, There Are No "Chemical Imbalances" by Eaton T. Fores, at the Eaton T. Fores Research Center:

http://www.etfrc.com/ChemicalImbalances.htm

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...

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