US military suicide rate hits 1 per day
Suicides have outnumbered combat deaths in US troops in 2008 and 2009
As of 3 June, 2012 active-duty suicides reached 154, compared with 130 in the same period last year, the Pentagon confirmed to the BBC.
The number far exceeds US combat deaths for the same period.
"We are deeply concerned about suicide in the military," a Pentagon spokeswoman said, adding it was "one of the most urgent problems" they faced.
While the reasons for the increase are not entirely understood, the Defence department's own data suggest soldiers with multiple combat tours are at greater risk. But a portion of those taking their own life have never deployed, the figures show.
1 Vet Suicide attempt every 80 minutes, 18 commit a day, 20% of all per year.
45% of returning vets seek disability. 1.2 million vets goto jail/prison a year.
1/4 of the homeless are vets. 1/2 of Iraq's population is under 17. 18 to enlist in US.
"A soldier exists only by the resistance to it"
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13He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
10If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
11If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
12If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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1 Corinthians 15:33
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.