” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “
you have to look back
over the Obama stimulus
guess what? it worked,
looking back ,
over 8 years of Clinton prosperity
then the Banking mess the republicans left
“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry…..” Prez. C. says
Why did the prosperity end? Trickle down republican policies?
looking back over the Iraq and Afgahnistan wars
Suicide rates up 80 percent for returning soldiers
Too many tours- too much money spent on weapons- not enough on soldiers
we must look back
see the mistakes made
look back and learn.
The study, an analysis of data from the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment, shows a striking 80 percent increase in suicides among Army personnel between 2004 and 2008. The rise parallels increasing rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions in soldiers, the study said.
The high number of suicides are “unprecedented in over 30 years of U.S. Army records,” according to the authors of the study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Injury Prevention. Based on the data and the timing of the increase in suicide rates, the authors calculated that about 40 percent of the Army’s suicides in 2008 could be associated with the U.S. military escalation in Iraq.
“This study does not show that U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan cause suicide,” said Dr. Michelle Chervak, one of the study’s authors, a senior epidemiologist at the U.S. Army Public Health Command. “This study does suggest that an Army engaged in prolonged combat operations is a population under stress, and that mental health conditions and suicide can be expected to increase under these circumstances.”
Money Well Spent?
What Really Happened to the Trillion-dollar Stimulus Plan
Traces the evolution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 while offering insight into its fiercely partisan supporters and detractors, explaining how the money was spent and what will be the most likely outcome.