Category: Perspectives

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HONORING YOUR OATH

(Note: Because this is a blog read across the country and world, I won’t typically talk about such local issues as this one here, except from time to time.) When I joined the Army over 20 years ago,… Read More

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The Tyranny of Facebook

I’ve been a longtime user of Facebook. I’ve plugged my nose and put up with the silly policies and political nonsense from its founders and its push to destroy family and Christian values for a long time. So… Read More

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Senior NCO punches PTSD in the face

After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, New York set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on. “People don’t understand that maybe we didn’t shoot a… Read More

Study Shows Role For Alpha-Stim Technology In Treating PTSD

I graduated from the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program in 2013 and can testify that this is a proven technique. It’s a little weird at first, but within moments, you are calm and relaxed. This is a press… Read More

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The Case Against Waterboarding

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Army Throwing Soldiers Away

At the end of 2013, I qualified for an intensive, inpatient PTSD program called Warrior Combat Stress RESET Program. Applicants had to undergo extensive testing, interviews, and assessments before being admitted. Reset is an eleven–week intensive outpatient treatment… Read More

Chest Inflation

My Service Pride has a great blog post focusing on the National Defense Service Medal. This is something I’ve seen often with Soldiers. “I was deployed twice to Afghanistan. I rate that star on the NDSM.” Or, ”But… Read More

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DOD Releases 2013 Suicide Event Report

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members. The DoDSER also includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral… Read More

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This Isn’t a Gun Case

It took Jim Nichols’ prosecutors and handpicked judge two trials, but they finally managed to craft such a narrowly written jury charge that I was found guilty of violating Texas Penal Code, Section 38.15 “Interference With Public Duties.”… Read More

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A Shiny Badge Does Not Grant Extra Rights

When a game warden wants to tag a deer, he makes sure to place the trap on an obvious trail that deer frequent. Deer tend to stick to natural funnels and tree or brush lines. Deer are naturally… Read More

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County Attorney Jim Nichols Violating State Law

I’ve been digging my nose into Texas law as it relates to the disposition of my guns that were stolen from me by Temple Police Officer Steven Ermis and endorsed by Sergeant Thomas Menix. Yesterday, I went to… Read More

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Holding Temple Police Department Accountable

With my trial behind me, I can talk a little more about it. My first trial ended in a mistrial in spite of the judge doing everything in his power to keep exculpatory evidence from being heard by… Read More

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The Hypocrisy of Michael Yon

I’ve remained silent on this blog and in correspondence with the disgraced and dishonorable blogger Michael Yon long enough. It seems Michael is a pro at leveling baseless accusations using fake “sources”, but when it comes to having… Read More

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OF REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING

This is a reader-submitted post commemorating Veterans Day by Joe Carvalko. Each year, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to pay tribute to you, our veterans and their families. On behalf of our great… Read More

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Michael Yon Integrity Check

UPDATE 7/28/13–Submitted by LL: For anybody who is coming here because Yon has yet again taken off after CJ, here’s a good roundup about what a total flippin’ stalker nutjob he is. ——————————— UPDATE 5/4/13–Submitted by CJ: Well,… Read More