Veteran open letter to Sarah Palin

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    I kind of love this guy.

    Dear Mrs. Palin,

    I am a former US Marine and US Navy Officer with a Combat Action Ribbon as well as service connected disabilities. I am also a Republican. I have also served with, and am friends with, dozens of combat veterans who suffer daily from various injuries and wounds to include PTSD. I recently read your comments related to PTSD in which you attempted to excuse your son’s arrest on domestic abuse charges and firearm charges by referencing his supposed PTSD. Based upon your previous comments I am not surprised that you would choose to use this very serious condition as a political football and, once again, attempt to divert blame from your own family’s abhorrent, violent behavior.

    In 2014 your entire family was involved in a late night ‘drunken brawl’ at a party in which Track Palin (the accused domestic abuser) was involved in a bloody fight. While you publicly stated howproud you were at your children’s violent actions, maybe this should have been a sign that Track has a problem. It is certainly curious that you did not feel the need to reference his supposed PTSD in this situation and instead stated: “…my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!” Maybe, instead of encouraging Track’s violence, you should have taken the opportunity to get him help. Maybe, instead of being the result of PTSD, your son was simply trying to uphold the stated Palin family values and “…make your heart soar”by abusing a woman.

    PTSD is stigmatized in the media and not well understood by the general public. An estimated22 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States. This is nearly 8,000 veterans who take their lives every year. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated: “Every day in the United States, 22 veterans succumb to suicide — losing their personal battle to invisible wounds of war.” Veterans who have willingly given so much in service to their country should not have to bear the burden of being further stigmatized by your ignorant and foolish statements.

    While I do not propose to speak for all veterans, I am clearly not alone in my views regarding your unfortunate statements. They were unfortunate for the many veterans who face further disdain and discrimination based upon your inaccurate and ignorant portrayal of those who suffer with PTSD as well as the causes of the condition.

    While I would personally prefer that you simply avoid public life and simply fade away, if you insist on trying to use your “celebrity status” for a cause, please educate yourself on the facts of PTSD and try to help veterans by using your significant influence in a more productive, and less political manner. There are a number of veteran’s organizations to which you can donate time, money and energy to make a difference.

    Regards,

    Chris Mark
    http://globalriskinfo.com/2016/01/21/an-open-letter-to-sarah-palin/
     
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    [cued up]

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    I think the vast majority of women we think are "hot" would look similarly unattractive without their hair and makeup done and their sexy clothes. We all know that unadorned humans can be unattractive.
     
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    I remember seeing a picture of Brad Pitt on the tube in london, around the time of the fight club film, dude looked like someone you would find working in pc world.
     
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    She's far from the worst example of this phenomenon.

    I think Mila might agree. :D

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    Is that the gender identity challenged kid in Game of Thrones?
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    Don't we all wish.

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    Oofahh...
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    That dopey bitch should have stayed gone. She's a walking embarrassment, like a caricature of an American stereotype.
     
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    I don't blame Palin for being stupid. I'm shocked at Trump's stupidity for trotting her out there. And this is after McCain proved Palin's a loser.

    I'm not entirely sure Trump's as smart and savvy as people are making him out to be.
     
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    maybe he didnt want this
     
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    Only if she was 70.
     
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    You must not be paying attention to the latest Iowa polls
     
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    There's no stopping the Donald he can do no wrong, He'll win by a landslide.
     
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