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Your time in Iraq makes you a threat to society: Andrew Chambers at TEDxMarionCorrectionalSalon 2013

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Speaking from prison, Iraqi war veteran Andrew "Sarge" Chambers tells the story of how he got there. As the judge told him when he sentenced Chambers to 10 years at Marion Correctional: "Your time in Iraq makes you a threat to society." Chambers reminds us of the sacrifices that linger with soldiers -- and simply asks us to listen. Andrew "Sarge" Chambers proudly hails from Pickerington, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army and has maintained the habit he acquired there of cursing just a bit too much. Throughout his service, Sarge was also able to maintain and hone his sense of honor and kindness, but the experience did slightly alter his sense of humor. While categorically not a morning person, when he is able to finally pry his eyes open, he always thinks to himself that he would rather be fishing. Most of his days are filled with coaching softball, Garth Brooks songs and thoughts of the family he hopes to be able to start soon. He is taking the stage to tell his story, parts of which can be seen in the documentary Operation Resurrection: The Warrior Returns. After TEDxMarionCorrectional he will work on his next unique thing. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Don Campas (21 день назад)
I just retired after 20 years in the Marines and retired in 2015. First and foremost never forget that the military has one job and that is to train you to be a killing machine. You will never turn that off. Once you learn it that's it. You cant turn it off ever. Dice it up how you want but that's why it exists. The biggest change is America society itself. America changed more in 20 years than it had in the 60 years previous to that. Look outside and tell me how many kids you see playing. How many public place gatherings?. Every kid is in front of a video game or this thing we are all on right now a smart phone. We have become slaves to our own technology while at the same time alienating our fellow man. Meanwhile the military preaches commraderie, respect, brotherhood, trust and is very close knit. I only can speak for the USMC but on sure to some degree it exists in all branches. American society nowadays teaches you the complete opposite. Respect is laughed at, commraderie is a waste of time, brotherhood is not even thought about and doing the right because its the right thing to do isnt taught anymore. How do you expect someone who has had these traits pounded into them for 4 years or more be able to instantaneously turn them off? That in a nutshell is what makes me angry and honestly there isnt a damn thing a pill, therapist, wife or husband can do to fix that
Jay Win (1 месяц назад)
Title says...... IT ALL. Just get a "bad vide" and run the other way. Dark energy -or something.........
Franco Bertossa (1 месяц назад)
I could be your father biologically, but you are older than me. I bow.
Loser (1 месяц назад)
Do Meme War PTSDs count too ?
Nidhi Krishnamurthy (1 месяц назад)
Actually, this is a first-world problem. We 🇮🇳ns and people in so many other developing countries witness so much violence everyday and there is so much extreme poverty everywhere - everyday our soldiers get killed in Kashmir, we have faced so many terror attacks, the last big one being in Mumbai and so, we have learnt to cope up with stress
Hal Eloi (1 месяц назад)
I learned to meditate from a good teacher and now teach same. Learn metaphysics and spirituality! It cuts down old thoughts to very low levels and rid most of my bad mems.
god (1 месяц назад)
wait so you were in the army in the 2000s and boot camp was like that?
Dildo Baggins (1 месяц назад)
WHEN will people realize that war is not good vs bad, us against them. War is one of the most efficient ways to make unbelievable amounts of money. And where there is alot of money being moved around, there is corruption. A soldier is just a pawn in a chess-match where both (often one) sides are making money just by playing.
infantry0069 (1 месяц назад)
I'm a veteran of Iraq 2003, infantryman and I'm fighting in court now looking at 10years for nothing close to this soldiers story. I was and am called and deemed "a threat and danger to society". I don't understand where it all went wrong with being a combat veteran that fought to protect the rights of others but ours are so easily taken.
infantry0069 (1 месяц назад)
+Terry Omalley I am now on my third lawyer and the case has been dragging on for over a year. Served about 15 months now, the incident occurred August 8/7/2017, I'm now out on bond now with a new attorney, the VA has done NOTHING to help! It's been the worst thing I've yet gone through, and I've seen and been through a lot already. What's your situation?
Terry Omalley (1 месяц назад)
Infantry 0069 Did you get a lawyer? I've been dealing with the VA. It kind of sucks. Hang in there.
War Veteran’s Mustang Redd (1 месяц назад)
Welcome home at least today I found out I’m not alone. I made it through another day,,,,let’s see how the night goes
mike yu (2 месяца назад)
The military and the generals knew most of those soldiers weren't going to make it out of those suicide missions. It was by design to send them into hot zones and get soldiers messed up in the head. I don't see any good general would do such a thing.
Jimbo Fury (2 месяца назад)
This is true. I am not allowed to say what is on my mind or the VA will lock me up. Instead of getting help and talking through things I am forced to stay quiet or I will be arrested.....Is that helping war veterans?
Unworthy Servant of Jesus Christ (2 месяца назад)
Israel and the United States did 9/11 and our country just went and murdered innocent people to make it look believable and to steal tax payer's money for themselves. These excuses to why you took innocent life are just pathetic. When you stand before Jesus Christ, "I was just following orders," or "I thought they flew planes in a building," or whatever other excuses you use to get by won;t be good enough for a perfect righteous holy God. You have to admit you were wicked and wrong and that you need a savior. If you can;t swallow your pride and deny your ego and see what you did was wrong you will never get better. This is the truth. I plead you read the word of God. I use to just think it was a story as well. But please trust me once you humble yourself and read it it will transform you into a new creation wth new desires. I'm speaking from personal experience of the miracle that happened to me. We are all wicked and walk in darkness without Jesus Christ and we can all come to have a relationship with him and be forgiving. It doesn;t happen over night. It's in a way like working out. It's not about how much you can do in one day. It's about the consistency and keeping up with it everyday. Start reading the bible maybe a chapter a night or a couple verses a night. And you will begin to transform and see how the word of God plays a part in your life. Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the light and no man come's to the father but by him.
Unworthy Servant of Jesus Christ (2 месяца назад)
Everyone joined because of a false flag event done by our own country and israel.
Abduraoof Pallikkal (2 месяца назад)
i dropped some tears by hearing this talk.. after that i dropped little more tears by thinking those innocent iraqi people killed by these poor brave army men..
David Thistle (2 месяца назад)
The VA Hospital was the problem. This soldier went for help. They gave him a medication and streeted him. Whomever the doctor was should have been placed in jail for negligence and charged with the murder too.
Alexander Kadilli (2 месяца назад)
I have had that rage since I was born and I am in my teen years now.
Scott Steele (3 месяца назад)
Is this something new? Civil War vets, WW1 vets, WW2 vets, Korean War vets, Vietnam vets.....All of those enemies were much closer in capabilites to us and inflicted worse casualties accordingly.
tranlanga mingo (3 месяца назад)
Crystal Woolen (3 месяца назад)
I just found this video while looking up others to share for a military culture briefing.  I am so grateful you were willing to share your story with the world.  Much love and respect from one soldier to another.  "Essayons"
Kaci Adam (3 месяца назад)
Absolutely ridiculous they locked him up absolutely ridiculous he belonged in a detox tank for 10 hours not 10 years
Don Chocolatey (3 месяца назад)
I got chills when he said there said, "there is something wrong with me". I know that exact feeling.
serenity J (4 месяца назад)
American army killed thousands of us civilians,,they admitted it
ari b (4 месяца назад)
sounds like the judge that sentenced this guy is a useless liberal dirtbag.
Common Sense (5 месяцев назад)
This is unacceptable!! How can you spend Billions on the Defense industry. To buy bigger and more dangerous weapons. But you can’t even fund medical and psychological help to veterans.
chuck wood (5 месяцев назад)
As long as you realize that 911 was stagged now...
El Gringo (5 месяцев назад)
Meanwhile the elites that profit from war and stage terrorism upon themselves themselves = their country to invade and profit foreign countries not personally of course but the US military = the elites gang accompanied by Europe's elites gang = Europes military to profit and remain the ones who control the world. this is what happens to the young soldiers who think they are honoring their country and people by being brave and putting their lives on the line to be inserted into foreign countries to play as a chess piece for all the wrong reasons and have their lives destroyed even when they are still alive because they are not the same person that signed up to the military years prior because that is what war does ALWAYS it changes every single soldier that is unfortunate enough to join the military and go play a deadly game of war and all WHILE the elites remain comfy safe rich playing golf spending time with family and friends and use these soldiers and militaries the same way those cruel sick bastards that use dogs in dog fighting operations and the dogs suffer and die while their masters fill their pockets.. It's to bad no one is talking about that point of view = the elites and their part played..
Lewie McNeely (5 месяцев назад)
Everybody that has gone through even a minor part of Army training has a piece of what Andrew is talking about. That's what people are trained for. By Gods Grace it took me 3 years to get my head screwed back on after RVN and Army life in general. God Bless that young man. This broke my heart as it always does when I hear someone tell what it did to them.
Love L (5 месяцев назад)
I understand I been through the same-thing! I'm a 100% disabled been injured in combat.
crazyrnu crazy (5 месяцев назад)
Thank you for sharing this. It is not easy dealing with PTSD and it takes guts to bring it out into the open and make people aware that there are things in this world that mess up your head. Things most people will never see, hear, taste, smell, and touch, and by touch I don't mean with only the body. The mind can touch things too and the emotional toll of war is not easy to deal with. Coming home is hard, who is there talk to? Who will listen? The VA system is a farce and of little help for so many of us vets. Thank you brother for sharing your story. You gave this old vet and first responder a reason to keep fighting PTSD and if for no other reason it is to listen to another vet tell their story. Thank you Sarge. Would love to fish with you one day.
D JUL (5 месяцев назад)
Hi I'm sorry for your pain. I'm sorry for the United States using you to fight wars that are based on lies. Bless you good luck.
Fatdabs perez (5 месяцев назад)
I told that mother f***** talking all that s*** but then when you go to work to leave your wife and your f****** kids at home is not very smart of you to be talking s*** bro we're not a f****** Iraq
kodi android (6 месяцев назад)
Its sad that America treats its veterans after what they go through, this guy isn't a criminal and should not have been sent to jail ,he asked for help and didn't get it so shame on the VA but the Iraqi people didn't cause 911 ,its a bit closer to home the real criminals are to blame,anyway pal hope you are good and atb from Scotland
SEX MONEY DRUGS (6 месяцев назад)
man that audio of a drill seargent ,im surprised that don't trigger you
Jorge Alves (6 месяцев назад)
And what about the innocent iraqi civilians you and your buddies killed for oil and power? These guys are puppets that kill and don't even know it or don't care.
Curious Otter (6 месяцев назад)
This was a very creative way to present. Reminds me of Tom Hardy’s monologue scenes in Bronson.
Frank The Rabbit (6 месяцев назад)
So sad
Wisdom is in You !!! (6 месяцев назад)
Planes no CGI wake up sheeple
Ashleigh 87 (6 месяцев назад)
Thank you for you’re service!
Sammy sam (6 месяцев назад)
suicide is on the horizon ..
onebadjdam (6 месяцев назад)
No more wars for israel. VOTE PATRICK LITTLE FOR US SENATE CALIFORNIA JUNE 5TH No more sending our troops to foreign lands To fight and die for jews :(
Trailer Ape (6 месяцев назад)
Good luck with your struggle, wish ya the best. Gotta say, tho - your sentencing sounds abnormally heavy and unjustified. I've worked in criminal justice for quite a while. The offender pulled a deadly weapon, you opted NOT to shoot with the weapon you had readily available. That is NOT an attempted murder. Was he permanently disfigured? If not, at most, you should be looking at a battery and agg assault for drawing on the other party goers. Bad judge.
Molon Labe (6 месяцев назад)
I literally got goose bumps during the intro. The warrior inside.
MrAnymeansnecessary (7 месяцев назад)
This assholes suffering and misery gives me hope. I hope he commits suicide
AK R (7 месяцев назад)
Should probably learn how to fracture your mind and compartmentalize ur mind to be what should been learn
El Rico (7 месяцев назад)
Get this loud and clear.......PTSD is NOT  mental illness.... it is a Psychic INJURY.. that's right... it is a physical injury to the body and brain.    If you care you will look this up for yourself. Its all there plain and simple.
John Casey (7 месяцев назад)
This was hard to watch after my time in the Army. To often as soldiers we embrace the easier way of rage and forget the hard way of discipline. Rage will help you service the short game to to return to the world and survive you have to be disciplined. That means knowing yourself and doing the right thing. It's hard to admit we have problems but the only person in this world that will help you is you. The VA is a shameful organization that gives vets pills but no real help. I had to identify my issues and seek help this was out of my own pocket.
Number Eight or Nine? (7 месяцев назад)
The war is never over and we are never safe.
War Flagon (7 месяцев назад)
For your consideration; Any properly trained soldier is by definition a threat to society. Soldiers are not trained to serve, protect or assist. Their job, is to locate, close with and destroy their enemy. That's not a skillset or mindset that translates easily to "society". A properly trained soldier is a killer. Trained, tested and maintained, fully operational and ready for immediate use. Lets not forget what soldiers are. I am former, 0331 USMC.
drew jenn (7 месяцев назад)
That was really powerful.
Judge Jury (7 месяцев назад)
I have PTSD. (I was trained as an infantry soldier) I was put in jail for going into combat, not realizing I was home, and not at war. In my mind I was at War. For three weeks I went through three shifts of guards, broke two out of three restraint chairs, as the guards beat me, broke my nose...etc. etc..I was covered in blood. Finally I came to.. and wondered why I was in jail. My family even told them, "He has PTSD", they didn't listen, nor did they care. The point is why are we the protectors of the world and our oath of enlistment never ended, put in jail and not sent to the VA hospital for care? Why aren't the police educated about PTSD so they can identify the symptoms and send us to a VA facility where they know how to deal with us? We come home after serving the civilians of our Homeland, only to be treated as a threat. Wounded Warriors is a program that helps people after serving after 9/11. The Veitnam Vets are just now receiving benefits for Agent Orange. In between these two time periods, they call it the lost soldier. We don't even receive full benefits, sit on the VBAs desk to have decions made after years, or even decades. Animals receive better protection and benefits in society than we do!
Aaron Fuller (7 месяцев назад)
Hey man I’m just across the Ohio (rite on the river) in Kentucky, you ever need something or just want to go to the range and expend some ammo hit me up and I’ll give u my contact info. God bless you man try to think every morning when you first get up that your home with the loved ones who you kept safe now let them keep you safe!
symba155 (7 месяцев назад)
I *DON'T* want to fight no more. Ex- Iraq Combat Veteran.
Char Lotte (7 месяцев назад)
On 9/11, I was a cell in my mother's organs.
Kathleen Shaw (7 месяцев назад)
People - it's the damn Jews (that control America's govt, media, schools, banks) that get us in all these wars.
mike force (7 месяцев назад)
a very bad idea in America is hiring combat vets as patrol police officers. Combat and policing should share zero common ground. Hiring combat vets as SWAT or as weapons or hand to hand trainers is a great idea. We are not supposed to be a "police state", yet that is what we are. You are governed AT, which was never meant to be the case.
mike force (7 месяцев назад)
the judge did NOT have a "civil obligation to lock him up" in a max sec prison. he had a civil and MORAL obligation to demand the DoD take custody and put him in their psychiatric care, which they OWE combat vets. The judge shirked his obligations for his convenience.
jvolstad (7 месяцев назад)
I deal with dying veterans every weekend. No Veteran Dies Alone. I also help with our paralyzed veterans. It's a very stressful thing to do, but as a VA Volunteer, I am honored to do it. Now if I could only get some sleep.
Busta Busta (7 месяцев назад)
I have mixed feelings about this on one hand I understand what he’s talking about in the other hand I completely disagree but then again not every one is he same and not everyone can handle situations the same everyone has their breaking points and he came across his fortunately he didn’t hurt anyone or himself, but as vets we are not threat to the gen pop they are the reason we serve the only people we are a threat to is a tyrannical govt that wants to take our rights away that why we swear an oath to defend the constitution against any enemy for or domestic
Kathleen Shaw (7 месяцев назад)
My take exactly. Well said, Brother.
Lipton Tea (7 месяцев назад)
That intro was cringey af
Bob Gormley (7 месяцев назад)
This is what war does to people, yet we continue to do it. Insanity.
Bob Gormley (7 месяцев назад)
It's all about misplaced pride. If you want to be great learn how to heal, not to kill.
Casandra Yanez (8 месяцев назад)
What a country! It makes its own people go to a horrible war, kill people, loss people, almost die and when you return home it never goes away, because humans are not meant to be killing each other! If you go and ask for help you only get sleeping pills... that is terrible... and then because you didn't receive the needed help, you are a danger to others and the same country that made you go through all that experience locks you up in jail and makes you an underdog forever. It is really sad. Stop war!!!
Blitz Kreig (8 месяцев назад)
“The Spark has been lit in Iraq and it’s heat will continue to intensify, by Allah’s permission, until it burns the Crusader armies in Syria” - Abu Musab Al Zarqwai 2004
Hassan Abdullah (8 месяцев назад)
You killed innocents people kids and elderly, woman and men bombing them by aircraft and you want to live normal life. You will suffer all your life.
I THOUGHT OF A NAME!!! (8 месяцев назад)
Frankie Boyle said that ; "The USA is the only place that will go to a country , kill everyone , then return to that same country and make a movie about how it made *their* soldiers *SAD*. Its the equivalent of a serial killer complaining that stopping for hitch-hikers damaged his clutch". That was funny because its bloody true. " Lets drop 9 million tonnes of bombs on Vietnam, and then fell sorry for the pilots " Yeah ? *NO* !!!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Is there a production I can watch about the parents of 500,000 children under 5 years of age, who were killed DIRECTLY by Sanctions on Iraq ? Id like to hear about *their* PTSD. Im sure even some Nazis and SS had PTSD. In fact they definitely did. "Andrew Chambers" ...ok .......sad story. He even has a name !! But do ANY of you know the names of a single Iraqi child ? I know of one, 4 year old girl who was screaming for her mother , not being able to make sense of the fact that her mother was in small chunks dripping from her face and hands. Or are they simply not relevant ? 1/2 a million under FIVE !!!!!! (that does NOT include 6 year olds or 7 year olds ) Described by the United Nations as (Quote) " *Genocide of an entire society* " And *HE* is sad ? Indoctrination yes , not his fault. etc etc. But I think he should be a bit more than sad. Ive no doubt that if he wanted out of his cell for 5 minutes , he was forbidden to ask *WHY* ? , or mention the impact on the ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST
Doug Mooney (8 месяцев назад)
what a bunch of brainwashed pussies this guy's a perfect example I'd love to meet him in a back alley and show him who's really boss
Rosson311 (8 месяцев назад)
We are not threats to society.. Only a tool says that.
old school 44 (8 месяцев назад)
I hope you're doing alright, my son is going through the same things,it's so hard for him too and the Government is not trying to help, it's not right...God Bless you and God Bless American's, I love you son...
Dreaded88 (8 месяцев назад)
This guy should never have gotten convicted of anything!
Jago Sevetar (8 месяцев назад)
Regardless of the truth of any of this particular story, the basic problem is real. Every army in the world puts HUGE amounts of effort into turning civilians into soldiers, and little, if any effort into turning soldiers back into civilians. Governments should have SOME kind of process in place before flying service people home and straight out onto the streets.
Forgotten Legacy (8 месяцев назад)
This guy never should have been locked up. It is a genuine shame we do this to people.
Kaela Creighton (8 месяцев назад)
I was never deployed, but I was attacked in Virginia several times when I got out. I got a taste of this, though I could never understand war. I slapped my grandma when she touched me due to the paranoia. I can understand some of your reactions, anger and paranoia. Marilyn Manson is going down. I'm one pissed off, battered housewife, even though I can't feel. Who is doing the draining of the head? The current head of the CIA who tortures people when she can see into their minds? Why are humans so kooky?
George W. Bush (8 месяцев назад)
10 years for disarming a dude with a knife who was about to stab someone? Man the only threat to society I see is that judge.
Javier Loya (9 месяцев назад)
True or lie the message is clear don't ever enlist in the armed forces.
David Fredenburg (9 месяцев назад)
András Jónás (9 месяцев назад)
That is why mainland/central European law considers every case unique. There's no such thing as a former decision of a judge determining the outcome of a current trial. Well, it does exist but only for very minor issues (stuff like running red light). Every case should be considered unique and all, even the tiniest, details should be gathered and examined. Also, how was he not diagnosed with PTSD and how this was not an extenuating circumstance? Vets should be followed up and helped by the government. It's nice when people thank for these people's service and all but this thankful feeling should manifest in real help as well. Vets should be given money enough to live, offered government jobs and receive medical care for their problems. People don't seem to understand how war/fighting can ruin soldiers. Physically and mentally as well. Often both ways. When someone gives everything they have (physical and mental health) they should deserve to get as much help as they need.
The Laughing Pro (9 месяцев назад)
What a tool all these✌war vets✌ who served there country need to have common sense you are putting your life on the line against a country that you started war on just to acheive what? Nothing
Jack (9 месяцев назад)
All these guys come back and become cops and they wonder why cops kill so many civilizans. I mean maybe its a good idea to look into it and do some sort of study.
M Johnson (9 месяцев назад)
You leave a piece of you on the battlefield
David Flash (9 месяцев назад)
No freedom here. No freedom over there.
David Flash (9 месяцев назад)
Guy saved someones life from a knife weilding killer and goes to prison . moral of story dont join the military. Let the slimy judge defend his freedom . 10 years to feed the prison industrial complex. Prison for profits.
John Laccohee-Joslin (9 месяцев назад)
The idea of nuclear weapons being some sort of deterant is considered only in a fools world. Russia knows this and says so, have for the last twenty years tried hard to talk sense to America. Regretfully America makes its living from wars. Despite having signed agreement, to date America is the only country in the wor.d to continue usi g nuc,ear weapons in mostly every conflict THEY have started. Nuclear weapons not only inc,ude ICBMs but also any weapkn that uses nuclear effect such as depleted urainium weapons,, ans in the last twenty years America has used enough of these to have created s situation whereby the mess cannot be cleaned up, but they still continue to use them, which totally goes against the agreement they signed. Secondly the a greement signed at Yelta at the end of the last world war ended the agreement by saying that "NO NATO MEMBER would increase its boarders by one inch, Almost laughtable when one studies the present situation. America since that day has totally ignored that agreement to the point where it now has over 180 bases in most countries thousands of miles from America, it is the only country to do so, and the one country it likes to demonize, Russia, it has ONE base outside of its own boarders BUT ACCORDING TO AMERICA, IS THE AGRESSOR. Ever insanity cannot write this off as a mistake in stating the truth, but thw world still cannot find the guts to make the point stick when it comes to America and its never ending quest for a war somewhere to fight the boggy man of its imagination. All those countries that think they are under the safeguard of the American umberella are most definatly barking up the wrong tree because these countries are a lot closer to the one country America would really like a war with, Russia, when time and time againRussia hS said that war should be the very very last resort. However, as a country it still has a responsability to its own people to deffend them as best they can, this would mean that reguardless of the friendship between any country and Russia is clearly mared by having missiles pointed at Russia from those countries and would force Russia to have to eliminate that threat, after which there would be no effort needed from America to rush to their assistance as the would be little left to defend, and AMERICA KNOWS THIS AND HAS TAKEN IT INTO ACCOUNT, in other words, just as the last two wars, America sit on the other side of the ocean away from the onslaught and relatively untouched. It should be really laid on the line that this is the country who despite signing an agreement in 1945 has continued to use nuclear weopons in every conflict it has started, depleted urainum is a nuclear weapon and America has been throwning it about since the day it signed that agreement not to use these weapons It saddens me that the rest of the world seems to have its head under the sand when it comes to the plain truth, and it is this stupidity that will allow a country like America to be the one to wreck the only home we have without saying a word, or rather not have the guts to tell America a few home truths about its behavour in relation to the rest of the world, RUSSIA IS DEAD AGAINST ANY WAR AND HAS SAID SO ON Mny many occasions, i have a video of the premier of Russia talking to a whole load of people from the media where he spells it out for them and says "i have tried to get this through to you, why can you not print or show the truth, show both the people and the leaders of your country word for word what I have just said to you, why do you not understand? and why will you not let people know what we say rather than go away and make up a totally different story that inflames the situation rather than the truth???
Viking (9 месяцев назад)
I bet the judge was a Lib.
jabba0975 jj (9 месяцев назад)
So many people in U.S. prisons that they have their own ted shows. God help us and protect us from government.
Roses and Songs (9 месяцев назад)
''Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.'' Now I get it.
lee mccarrell (9 месяцев назад)
im not a combat veteran but i am an army veteran, and i find the whole if you are a VETERAN you are a threat to society thing insulting
John C Gibson (9 месяцев назад)
Wining the war is the easy part. Wining the peace is the hard part. He can be a monster killing so many people that he lost the count, but he can barely take care of himself. The lesson is that when we allow us to be rendered by commands of war, we are losing the peace. We only win the peace when we reject it. Bottom line is that this guy has what it takes to salvage his dignity. The clear thoughts. The self awareness. All shows that he will come back and redeem himself.
Jared Langley (9 месяцев назад)
The most fake cry ever.
Macc Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
thank you for your service
David Boson (9 месяцев назад)
We are very good at turning civilians into military personell - we have been doing it for thousands of years. But we are terrible at retraining military personell back into civilians - we have thousands of years of proving that. The problem has always been there, we just ignore the evidence and blame it on the individual who has served their nation, but is not able to fit back in perfectly. The society is to blame, not the individual.
Master of Sales (9 месяцев назад)
Infantry veteran in a former life here; if you're not taking that training and experience and applying them to something positive in life, I'm sorry to say, but you didn't really get the message of what you're really doing. Our mission is (was) (CMF 11 4-1) to close with the enemy by fire and maneuver , to destroy/capture, and repel their assault. So tell me again how this differ in real life? It's the same thing, with the exception that no one is trying to physically harm you. -My advice is to take your strengths of hyper-vigilance, strategy etc., and use that to command your own life's battlefield. There's nothing that I don't know about in my industry. I know who the decision makers are, I can feel when the best time for opportunities are, I can even tell you what my competition eats for breakfast; and I can guarantee that none of my 'peers' have the fortitude to continue mission until the project is complete or until the sale is closed. That's what we bring to society, and that's how we should be marketing ourselves. The VA won't help you, and you're not back in the tent after a mission with your boys. The only one who is going to help you is you. -Keep up the fire Gents.
Master of Sales (9 месяцев назад)
.....and stop with the pills already..... Take it from me, after a couple months of long detox, I found cannabis, and never turned back. It unlocked a portion of my brain that only concerns itself with love, appreciation of life, and a 6 figure salary ;)
Jason Brand (9 месяцев назад)
We love warriors in times of war and hate warriors in times of peace.
William Goboff (9 месяцев назад)
I know how you feel battle. was much harder for me to come home than it was for me to be over seas.
rootnon (9 месяцев назад)
You can teach vigilance when your life depends on it, but how do you teach complacency to replace it?
Chris O (9 месяцев назад)
That judge oughtta be killed.
MrTomphy (9 месяцев назад)
He really got ten years??
ThaRedPitbull-Mix (9 месяцев назад)
That's what I want to know. It's messed up.
kwnyupstate (10 месяцев назад)
Your time in Iraq teaches you how you should really deal with SJWs.
Tiger Claw (10 месяцев назад)
I did two combat tours with the Army along with a peace keeping tour. I been injured doing a patrol with IED. Good for you, I feel what your going through. I shot a person I have a hard time living with that. I takes a lot of guts doing what your doing talking about your problems. I have TBI/PTSB...
Tiger Claw (10 месяцев назад)
I did two combat tours with the Army along with a peace keeping tour. I been injured doing a patrol with IED. Good for you, I feel what your going through. I shot a person I have a hard time living with that. I takes a lot of guts doing what your doing talking about your problems. I have TBI/PTSB...

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