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how to increase soldier suicides

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by $tinkle, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    In suicide epidemic, military wrestles with prosecuting troops who attempt it

    a topic of particular interest to me, as our company is one of a few dozen who are pitching what to do about this

    short version: there does not exist any screen process which can accurately predict who will off themselves, but there are plenty of things which can be identified as contributors.

    OP == exhibit A
     

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  2. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Exactly how the fvck is the threat of jail time going to change someones mind? That's horrible. :(
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Did you miss the part about this being the military who is considering this?

    I thought this was going to be about the women in combat lawsuit. :(
     
  4. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    It might prevent someone who was going to attempt it. Some people do it half-assed as a call for help. The thought of ridicule and jail time might have them ask in a more sensible way.

    But if you're really bent on it, nothing will stop you.
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    Sentences will be doubled for those who successfully end it all.

    That's right, your corpse is going to rot in jail for LIFE! Bet cu' gonna think twice now.
     
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    people off themselves all the time to avoid jail.

    stay classy.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    ftfy.
     
  8. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    How about we implement foreign policy that doesn't require us send troops into utter ****holes that turn into un-winable quagmires.
     
  9. Pesqueeb

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    Exactly. "making them really commit will solve the problem!" :think:
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    What would we use military force for, then?

    Maybe we should send troops to Navy ports rather than the desert? Thailand is fun year round.

    As a side note, in the Navy you can be brought up on charges if you catch too many STD's while on deployment. Condoms are freely available in a bucket on the quarterdeck (and required to be taken with you at most if not all ports now), so not using them is by choice. Putting yourself at risk by not using one multiple times can lead to criminal charges.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Good question.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Westy hates freedom
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Sigh...there is a side of me that has dealt with too many episodes of this nature. In my days as a young NCO, I played it off as Darwin winning in the end, one less problem I needed to deal with as I oredered troops into contact. Nowadays as a parent and SNCO I worry that my decisions may drive another persons child to make a life altering/ending decision. I would rather release someone elses child back into the civilian world before placing others children at risk because Joe Snuffy just couldn't do it...
     
  14. $tinkle

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