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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#16 - golbot
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(03/22/2013) [-]
theres a professor here at UNLV (predator pilots are stationed near vegas) who is doing research on the fact that predator pilots suffer more PTSD than infantry soldiers, due to the fact that they arent constantly exposed to combat, and go home to a family that they cant talk to about their experiences with, like a grunt can with his battlebuddies. as a grunt, im skeptical of her research, but it made sense when she explained it in her lecture. thoughts?
#73 to #16 - whtkid
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Talking things like that out are always better. Some people can't just switch off that bit of humanity that knows that they're killing actual people, people who have spent years being alive and making a life for themselves, and they just cannot deal with the stress of being the one who took it all away just because someone told them too. A grunt is in danger, it's kill or be killed. He can also talk with his friends, because they were there. They know what it feels like. The pilot is in no danger, its just someone telling him to push the button. It honestly makes me think of the way Nazi's would gas the Jews, they did nothing against you personally. They aren't putting you in an equal amount of danger. It's just someone telling you to push a button, and propaganda explaining it away.

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User avatar #42 to #16 - jarelk
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The duality of the work-to-home shift sounds quite stress inducing tbh. I mean, you kill 20 people at work then you go home and your family expects you to be a husband as well, and that every day. Would **** my brain.
User avatar #17 to #16 - kentravyon
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Being experienced with having to withhold distressing information, I can understand it, situations are made a lot better by having people supporting each other, when your alone its llitterallyc rushing