What the fuck gave anyone the idea that since veterans are killing themselves having fun was the solution? First it was the groups using a number as if it was fact. Yes, the number "22" which the VA stated clearly was not to be considered all there was. They also pointed out that they had only limited data from 21 states. Guess that was not as important as grabbing the headline and then raising a lot of cash.
Oh, then we all remember the smiling faces lining up to do their pushups that veterans also experienced while in the service as punishment for doing something wrong!!! Yep, they also did use the "22" a day.
Anyway, then we had Congress spending billions, charities raising billions AS MORE AND MORE VETERANS NOT ONLY LOST HOPE ENOUGH TO STAY ALIVE, THEY ALSO FIGURED OUT THEY DID NOT EVEN MATTER TO THE GROUPS TALKING ABOUT THEM COMMITTING SUICIDE AND HAVING FUN WHILE THEY WERE SUFFERING!
OH, NO! NONE OF THAT WAS BAD ENOUGH!
Now there is a fun-raiser that includes drinking---to help fight suicides!~~~ WTF!
Help fight veteran suicide during Red, White and Brew Bar Crawl in downtown Allentown
Of The Morning Call
June 25, 2018
Tickets, $5, include a commemorative cup and giveaways. Proceeds benefit The One Fight Foundation, whose mission is to combat veteran suicide through a peer-to-peer support network while providing fellowship and camaraderie to empower all veterans.
Kick off your Fourth of July celebrations while supporting a patriotic cause during a Red, White and Brew Bar Crawl, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in downtown Allentown.
Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue apparel as they enjoy drink specials ($3 beers and $4 cocktails) at the following bars: Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Bell Hall, Grain, The Hamilton Kitchen and Queen City BBQ.
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It wasn't bad enough the VA had to change the statement they made on the latest suicide report, that basically made it useless.
It was not bad enough that we found far too many missing sources in their research, or the fact that as the veteran population dropped, the number of "known" suicides remained "stable" since 1999~ but oh, no, none of that was bad enough.
VA officials blamed the confusion on the troops’ suicide information on inconsistent definitions used in various agencies. Individuals who served in the guard or reserves and are considered “veterans” in census reports may not have been counted in the Defense Department statistics because of different mobilization authorities and state rules.
When the hell will people wake up that all they are doing is proving to veterans that while they are the topic of a way to make money, they survived combat a hell of a lot easier than being surrounded by people who really did not even give enough of a shit to READ THE DAMN REPORT IN THE FIRST PLACE OR HAVE A CLUE WHAT TO DO TO MAKE LIVING VETERANS WANT TO KEEP ON LIVING!!!
Just to point out one more thing, as every report the VA has released is the other fact that while these groups never mention older veterans, veterans over the age of 50 are the majority of the veterans deciding to give up! Like today when a 58 year old Air Force Veteran set himself on fire in Georgia!