Archive for February 2015

American Sniper Should Have Won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Picture

American Sniper Should Have Won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Picture
Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood deserved Oscars for their work on “American Sniper”. I say this not because I am unapologetically supportive of our military and veterans.  I say this because even though I have spent nearly every waking moment for the past several years working for and with issues affecting our military and veterans,... Read more »

Eddie Ray Routh Guilty of Murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

Eddie Ray Routh Guilty of Murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield
Eddie Ray Routh killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield and will pay for his crime by spending the rest of his life behind prison bars. Some feel he should be in a mental institution and not prison. That would only be appropriate if he was mentally ill and did not know what he did was... Read more »

"American Sniper" Movie has Messages for All Americans

"American Sniper"  Movie has Messages for All Americans
This past weekend, I saw American Sniper. Not too long ago, I swore I’d never see another movie about war so my choosing to see this one, in a movie theater, is significant. I’m not the first mother of a child killed in war unable to watch war on the big screen. Or even on... Read more »
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Managing Symptoms of Mefloquine Toxicity and Post Traumatic Stress Injury

Recently, someone asked about certain symptoms of mefloquine toxicity and Post Traumatic Stress. This isn’t about the life-threatening ones, just the annoying and occasionally debilitating ones not talked about in polite society. This got me thinking about the mechanism of how mefloquine was intended to work and the neurological injury that is Post Traumatic Stress.... Read more »
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    Views and opinions from the Gold Star, Military and Veteran perspective are generally different from those of the civilian world. Much of what I write is "their" stories, as told to me as the Gold Star Mother of PFC Andrew Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is how I continue to honor the Oath my son took. I don't like labels or boxes as the former is insufficient to describe a person and the latter limits a person but if you insist, call me a Progressive Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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