Apology accepted. Not needed, but then I understand what might’ve happened just as you do.
Am not sure why the acrimony tonight, the issue is a horribly serious one and is one I have to deal with professionally from time to time. I’m not sure the Army truly realizes the scope of the problem yet. The most recent funeral I went to on post was for a really STRAC up and comer W3 who had his S**t together (or so folks thought). He left a wife and 3 small kids. Still no one still knows why. The service on post left me almost cold. Way, way too much PC crap.
Anyway, thanks for your reply. Much appreciated it for both of us.
The reason for the acrimony is because people come at these stories from 2 different perspectives.
Of course everyone here is disturbed by suicides of our active duty and Iran/Iraq veterans. But many are also disturbed by the typical lazy libtard reporting that tries to paint veterans as crazy and deranged.
I read a couple of the linked stories, they were not only confusing when discussing the numbers, but there were also gross inaccuracies.
For example, the story that was linked by Michael SF claimed that veterans account for 20% of all suicides but make up only 1% of the population. This claim is garbage as veterans constitute far more than one percent of the population.
If you don't have honest reporting, you can't have an informed electorate, and you can't debate the issues properly.