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VA study: 22 vets commit suicide every day

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by KRSOne, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. KRSOne

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    VA study: 22 vets commit suicide every day


    If the ladies are already the highest suicide risk I wonder what suicide rates will be for ladies in combat.
     
  2. Psychopath

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    I wonder what your mother's abortion rate was?
     
  3. lajikal

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    Holy fuck! Just knew about the 1xday active duty.
     
  4. Party Rooster

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    Veteran suicide rate has actually dropped. Thank God for pills!
     
  5. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I don't think the rate for "veterans" is statistically significant overall, considering the study doesn't seem to separate "recently discharged" from "everyone who has ever served in the Armed Forces".
     
  6. tattered

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    Well a veteran is a veteran. Time span don't really matter. I find it disturbing thou that they make 25% of all suicides per day and I don't think it's a coincidence either
     
  7. KRSOne

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    Good to see you are still trying to turn every thread into a flame war, troglodyte.
     
  8. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    But it's the same statistical pool as saying brown haired people commit 22 suicides a day. Correlation vs causation and all that. If there was a study that said we are seeing 22 suicides a day among troops recently discharged/returned from Iraq/enrolled in the Armed forces a day, you'd be onto something. But now you are mixing OIF with Vietnam/Desert Storm/Grenada/Kosovo/whatever other theater we can toss in there.
     
  9. lajikal

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    Not really. Less than 2% of the us population has served in the military since and including vietnam at any given time. So its a narrow enough pool to make a point. But more useful metrics would be how many were diagnosed with ptsd (since they started diagnosing) and how many had pre-existing mental health shit.
     
  10. Psychopath

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    Did someone learn a new word? Mama must be proud of her wittle failed abortion.
     
  11. KRSOne

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  12. Party Rooster

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    Like I said (and Kirk didn't take the bait), the suicide rate for veterans has actually dropped as a percentage of all suicides. YAY PILLS!

     
  13. tattered

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    Seriously guys I understand its Kirk but deliberately attempting to turn EVERYTHING he says/posts into a flame war is getting on my nerves. Smash him if he says something retarded which here he didn't do.
     
  14. Party Rooster

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    I think I did. And this isn't retarded?
     
  15. tattered

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    Retarded question? No it's not. worded poorly? yes.
     
  16. tattered

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    you also didnt respond to his first post with this. see the difference from what you did to what he did?

     
  17. Hudson

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    I think 88 per day is a low ball average...seeing as how I see at average 2 per week, and I hear at least two calls per day for them. I think a bunch get classified as "death by misadventure"..or "accidental deaths", especially in the older populations on the latter, especially in the assisted living communities...
    Think about it, you are in an assisted living community..you know you have maybe 5-10 years left, you have everything in order: will, funeral, and ETC, no one listens to you, you can still go to the store and buy booze on Tuesdays, and have a tray of pills that looks like a Mancala board: [​IMG].....like you wouldn't
     
  18. Loogie

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    What the fuck is Mancala?
     
  19. JonBenetRamsey

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    mass suicide murder pills global banksters!
     
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    What the hell kind of math are you using?

    Between active duty and reserves, there are close to 1% already.

    Quick google search shows that there are 21.5 million vets in the us. That's 7%
     
  21. lajikal

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    My bad, meant 2% of us population who are/were serving at any given time.
     
  22. Party Rooster

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    Illajical math.
     
  23. lajikal

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    Lolololol.
     

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