Let the creepin' begin.
BUDOP WROTE: ------------------------- Some of this began during Vietnam when they brought the war to the dinner table with the 5 o'clock news. Seeing the wounded, dead, and misery at the family table had an effect on morale then. Next big effect was eliminating the draft. No more sense of civic duty or responsibility. I follow a lot of other boards about history and military artifacts. Unbelievable the attitudes some youngsters have. The idea of conscription into something they personally do not support is hideous to them. They have no sense of being part of something or participating in anything. This gap continues to grow-not good.I, too, am disappointed in the lack of understanding our youth have and I am also disappointed that we have so many people voicing opposition to these engagements, yet no demonstrations against them. But, as you note, we don't have the "body counts" and evening news from in the field, we don't see the KIA arrivals, and there is no personal attachment to these "wars" (the lack of a draft makes everyone very insulated and unconcerned.)
I agree about being positive. However, I also believe in being realistic. Often, a retiree (which I mentioned above since two year delays were cited), will wait two plus years for a retro payment. I have waited one year; two years; and 30 months for retro payments. Some of those delays were caused by DFAS rather than the VA. In the case of the originator of those thread, I suspect the veteran will receive retro in a reasonable amount of time, especially since the veteran appears to be a non-retiree. Generally, the VA does a fine job. Your retro will be as a separate payment and not paid as installments. Ron
So, is anyone else interested in this show? It has a huge Twin Peaks vibe to the show. I have read all three books in the Blake Crouch trilogy and I saw the Pilot episode at Wondercon on Friday, April 3rd. The cast is top notch and Melissa Leo is going to rock! he 10-episode series debuts on FOX on May 14th.
I'm 100 IU for ptsd and a whole lot of this. Mostly PTSD. I moved and got a new doctor. I recently checked my notes and it states that I have addmited to smoking canibus twice! WHAT!!!!!!!!! Im too old and wouldnt even know where to beging to get some. She makes a big deal about my mom dying when I was young, and even got my branch wrong. Nothing really pertains to what Ive been diagnosed with. Can I lose my VA ben if the see that canibus lie?
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