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Old Nov 5th 2010, 10:58 AM
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I am not saying he was not responcible for what he did. But, there were other factors. Not just alcohol. Chechnya too, what he saw and experienced, and been through, and, maybe, did there...
That was my point regarding alcohol influence.

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You know, in Russian military, they don't know what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is. They do not even recognize that such a issue exists. I only knew about it after I talked to a British exchange student here in university, who is a former Royal Marine. Former soldiers here suffer silently from this, there is no help. The army has PRIESTS of all faiths, but no psychologists...

No wonder this happens. And more and more. As screwed up boys come home, it will happen more. In some ways, better if they came in a coffin instead. At least, they'd not be able to harm anyone else.
Cannon fodder is considered expendable for obvious reasons. On the other hand, who's to say how many of those individuals unable to function within conventional society in an acceptable manner wouldn't have taken the same path without military service?
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Old Nov 6th 2010, 10:35 AM
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Cannon fodder is considered expendable for obvious reasons. On the other hand, who's to say how many of those individuals unable to function within conventional society in an acceptable manner wouldn't have taken the same path without military service?
Good question. Does modern combat conditions 'create psychological monsters' or does it merely attract and give free reign to those so inclined?
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Old Nov 6th 2010, 10:57 AM
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Good question. Does modern combat conditions 'create psychological monsters' or does it merely attract and give free reign to those so inclined?
For the average failed kid with a GED facing career prospects as a Walmart team member, material requirements taken care of including a machine gun and condoned killing would in many cases be an attractive alternative.
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You really have to take culture into account when you look at these numbers, from what I gather. In the UK, drinking is widely accepted. When the use is so widespread, and people don't have the same respect for it as they do with regards to other hard drugs, it's only natural the effects on both the individual and society as a whole are more serious.

If you only considered pharmacology, it would probably still rank fairly high, though.

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I thought the most destructive drug is MARIHUANA!!!
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I can personally attest to this. Alcohol has done more damage to me than cocaine, meth, crack, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, glue, acid, peyote, and mushrooms combined.
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Old Nov 21st 2010, 05:11 PM
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You've done all of those drugs?
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You've done all of those drugs?
No... which was kind of my point.
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I've only ever done hallucinogens. Anything in large amounts can be harmful.
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I can personally attest to this. Alcohol has done more damage to me than cocaine, meth, crack, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, glue, acid, peyote, and mushrooms combined.
Never tried crack, meth or glue. Nor cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, acid, peyote and shrooms combined. That must be a real rush.
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