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User avatar #28 - Sockopolis (07/15/2013) [-]
The homeless statistic rustles my jimmies. Sure, some were legitimately screwed out of their home, but lets be serious here, Im sure some homeless veterans have nobody but themselves to blame.
User avatar #208 to #28 - hudis (07/15/2013) [-]
No, the so-called 'liberty' of the U.S. is to blame. Humanity was never designed for every man to take care of himself individually. That's why the American dream will never work for the vast majority.
#33 to #28 - lolabunny (07/15/2013) [-]
I think the main reason for a high statistic is the level of PTSD and other mental issues found in soldiers due to fighting in a war. It's not been too long that we've really been able to grasp this and there is/was a stigma about going for help with mental problems so all these brave men and women develop debilitating and life ruining conditions that lose them their jobs and homes and don't/can't get the help they need to get back on track.

If I remember right they're now pushing for soldier to under go thorough psychological assessments and treatment, so maybe this number will start to decrease.
User avatar #48 to #33 - toadkillerdog (07/15/2013) [-]
heh, I got to see the Marine Corps treatment for ptsd, they basically make you sit through powerpoints nonstop until you say you're better. I killed a man, and for some strange reason showing me ******* graphs doesn't offer much perspective. The only way to make the military do **** for guys that get out is to force them to, or do it yourself.
Some of those homeless vets you see aren't actually vets, but the ones that are got back and got a high five from the military before they got thrown back out on the street.
#37 to #33 - devout feminist (07/15/2013) [-]
Also alcoholism. Some people need to do a lot of forgetting of all the **** theyve done....
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