For Memorial Day: Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator

I would like us to honor our troops today by committing ourselves to not throwing away their lives and families on unnecessary foreign wars. I would also like us to honor our troops today by actually supporting them when they return: by adequately funding and staffing VHA services and hospitals, and by helping them get education and find jobs when they return. One veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes for an overall veteran suicide rate that is about double that of the general population (see 2014 report). If you’re a veteran struggling with thoughts of suicide, please follow this link … Continue reading For Memorial Day: Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator

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Mesmerizing Photographs of Soldiers’ Faces Before and After a War

Originally posted on Punkonomics (@DearBalak):
Mesmerizing Photographs Of Soldiers’ Faces Before And After A War While the emotional¬†repercussions¬†of war aren’t easy to measure, the before, during, and after pictures of soldiers who have seen combat tell a pretty unsettling story.… Continue reading Mesmerizing Photographs of Soldiers’ Faces Before and After a War

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On this Memorial Day…

On this Memorial Day, let’s remember that the first victims of war are soldiers — and support them both home and abroad. We’re particularly failing them after they come home. Not only do we have record military suicides, but one in four of the homeless are veterans. Ask your Congressperson today why Congress isn’t working harder to take care of our veterans and servicemen. Continue reading On this Memorial Day…

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