Some thoughts on PTSD and those that suffer from it

Some thoughts on PTSD and those that suffer from it

ptsdThis is not a scientific post, not by any means, it is some of MY thoughts and concerns about PTSD and those that suffer from it. First, for those that don’t know or only have a partial idea about PTSD, let me present this from NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness: What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after someone experiences a traumatic event that caused intense fear, helplessness, or horror. PTSD can result from personally experienced traumas (e.g., rape, war, natural disasters, abuse, serious accidents, and captivity) or from the witnessing or learning of a violent or tragic event.

While it is common to experience a brief state of anxiety or depression after such occurrences, people with PTSD continually re-experience the traumatic event; avoid individuals, thoughts, or situations associated with the event; and have symptoms of excessive emotions. People with this disorder have these symptoms for longer than one month and cannot function as well as they did before the traumatic event. PTSD symptoms usually appear within three months of the traumatic experience; however, they sometimes occur months or even years later.

I personally know some folks that suffer from PTSD, friends and family, and you may not know it, but you know some of those folks too.

I guess I am lucky, I have never had a serious PTSD event, and I have been involved in several traumatic experiences over the years.  Continue reading

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Where we are as Americans, but CHANGE is coming

Where we are as Americans, but CHANGE is coming

So, here I again have a post sent to me by a very loyal reader. The good thing is; there’s a ton of truth here and sadly, the BAD part is; there’s a ton of truth here, but remember this; things change.

To paraphrase an old lawyer joke – But, I repeat myself, lawyers/politicians, same thing – Of the millions of political jokes – All but a few are true.

Ya’ know; I remember when the term, “come together” was something to be anticipated by a loving man and woman and had nothing to do with politics.

And, how about that old saying; “Politics makes strange bedfellows”? Kinda’ sounds like when the politician struck up a conversation in a D.C. bar with an obvious hooker who said; “I’ll screw anybody, anyplace, for a price, what’s your offer?” To which the politician replied; “Great! You’re in Congress too. What state do you represent?”

Then again, there may be something to these Liberals always screaming “RACIST!” They always say that blacks get twice the terms when convicted. How else can we rationalize Obama’s two terms?

If we had a “Truthful Google’ to look-up stuff and you typed in “political jokes” you’d probably be given pictures of most of Congress under “Images”.

Politicians have degenerated into “know-it-alls” who profess to have all of the facts for their constituents until their under oath or indictment.

Perhaps this is not really related to politics but, since so many politicians are adept at putting their foot in their mouth, I thought I’d include it; When coming home at 3:00 in the morning only to be greeted by an angry wife (constituency) it’s best not to slap her on the butt and say, “C’mon baby, let’s go upstairs, you’re next!”

Hang in there America, better days are on the horizon, and there’s nothing Obama can do that Trump can’t fix.

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No charges in Keith Lamont Scott police shooting, Charlotte DA says

No charges in Keith Lamont Scott police shooting, Charlotte DA says

keith-lamont-scottThe North Carolina cop whose shooting of a black man in September touched off riots and helped fan fanned racial flames around the nation will not face charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday as he painstakingly laid out evidence the dead man brandished an illegal gun at police and ignored repeated commands to drop it.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray determined that Officer Brentley Vinson’s actions in killing Keith Lamont Scott were justified.

“We cannot know what Scott’s intention was that day,” Murray said.

Scott’s family has said he was not armed. SOURCE

Of course his family says he wasn’t armed, that’s what people like this do.

I am pretty sure he was a good boy and loved his Mama, attended church every time the doors were open, donated to the Red Cross, Jerry’s Kids, the Salvation Army, Shriners, and worked 2 full time jobs so he could be the fine, upstanding person his family wants us to believe he was.

So, if Keith Lamont Scott was such an upstanding citizen, why then did he have to buy a gun illegally?

“Mr. Scott illegally purchased the gun on Sept. 2,” Murray said. The seller admitted to selling the gun to a third party on Facebook.

And for what it’s worth, Facebook has a very strict policy about the sale of guns through their website. As founder and Chief Admin of The United States Gun Owners Association page on Facebook I receive regular reminders regarding the rules applied to gun pages by Facebook and the consequences that we could have imposed upon us if we don’t adhere to the rules.  Continue reading

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Ohio State Attack: Friend says Abdul Razak Ali Artan ‘Loved America’

Ohio State Attack: Friend says Abdul Razak Ali Artan ‘Loved America’

abdul-razak-ali-artanMinutes before his car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted a message to his Facebook page — a rant full of anger at the United States with vague references to ISIS and “lone wolf attacks.”

But friends of the Somali refugee said Tuesday that the screed and the violence that followed it did not square with the mild-mannered Somali refugee they knew.

“He actually loved America,” Ameer Kadar, who last saw Artan two weeks ago, told NBC News. “He loved the fact of the opportunity he had here to go to school… He loved the fact that he was able to get a college degree.”

Haroon Khan, who met Artan and his family when they lived in Pakistan, said he could not believe the young man plowed his car into a crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife before being shot dead by a police officer.

“He was a very sweet and humble person,” Khan said. “He can never do such an act, honestly.” SOURCE

I have a little something for you to contemplate there Haroon Khan; you’re actually quite right, although I am pretty sure it was unintentional, but your good buddy Abdul can never commit an act such as this ever AGAIN.

He DID commit this heinous act of terror, he DID kill people with a car and a knife, regardless of what you say or think, he DID it, and now the sorry, no-good Somali Muslim son of a bitch is DEAD.

And for what it’s worth; I do not MOURN his death in ANY way, nor that of any terrorist, no matter where they come from, but I WILL celebrate his death for his actions in which he attacked and killed Americans. Burn in HELL you bastard.  Continue reading

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