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So I am about to step out on a limb and go off for a moment. Now at the bottom of this blog I will place to links. One, to an article written about a presidential executive order, and second to the actual text of the EO itself. But first I must explain a couple things so that everyone knows what we are discussing. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) You can have one without the other or have them both. PTSD is the body’s reaction to living through a Visually, Physically or Mentally Traumatic experience. Watching someone die, being shot at, and hearing explosions, IED’s, RPG’s, Combat, being robbed at gun point and more. TBI is having a physical jolt to the head in such a way that it damages a portion of the brain. A TBI can cause hearing loss, memory loss, severe head-aches and more.

Not every veteran who suffers from one or both of these is a violent individual! I will say that again. Not every veteran who suffers from one or both of these is a violent individual! Just because we have PTSD, TBI or both doesn’t make us dangerous. There is of course a select few who are the exception to this rule. But the majority is not that way. Do me a favor! Do all veterans a favor! Do not help to perpetuate the stereotype that all Soldiers have PTSD and that all People with PTSD are violent and should be feared.

The elected officials in this nation feel that there is a need to have a national database where anyone diagnosed with PTSD or TBI should be registered. Gee thanks a bunch. I thought we were trying to make it where it was no longer uncomfortable or fear of your career or how you would be treated if you seek help. That seems to be counterproductive if you ask me. I see a lot of brothers and sister who will be needing help in the future afraid to get it yet again! Thanks!

Not everyone suffering from this is on drugs. I take medication to help me sleep and to help me from having a panic attack in public. I pray that someday God will bless me with being able to control all this without medication. But just because a Soldier or veteran is on medication doesn’t mean they are a risk or a hazard to the community and should have to register themself or that their doctors should be forced to register them! You know what almost all of us with PTSD and TBI want? Understanding that we have these conditions doing what less than 1% of the nation is doing. Serving! Patience with us as we are re learning how to function around non-military people. Believe it or not, there is a huge difference.

Thank you all for reading. God bless you and here are the links on this issue.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/31/executive-order-improving-access-mental-health-services-veterans-service

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I really, really don’t get it! Look, I’m not a fan of the current political peoples in power. Personally I wanted to vote for Ron Paul. For those of you who have been following this bog you know I suffer from PTSD. But you know what I am getting really tired of? Do you? I am sick of people spreading propaganda! It is starting to tick me off to no end. You know what 90% of us who have PTSD want? We want to be understood. Yeah we have a short temper, but it doesn’t make s all crazy vets who are to be feared! Oh no, He signed an Executive Order (EO)! And now I am going to paraphrase everything in it and stretch the truth to have it fit my agenda! HELLO! Now you are the main stream media!

Seriously, stop spreading the bull crap and the lies and twisting things to meet your own personal agenda! How about do the freaking research! Study it and then post or write about it objectively! Otherwise, shut up! You are wasting your and all of our time. I’m not defending the current policy makers. But man, if you are twisting facts and making things up your no better than what you are trying to tear down!

Here is a good example for most of you. A recent CNBC headline and short story said the following.
“House Democrat Serrano tries to alter Constitution, end presidential term limits”

Does this tell you how many times Congressman Serrano has tried to do this? Every two years since 1997. It’s not like he is on the payroll. This isn’t something new. My point is, if you are not part of the solution or in other words, trying to help make things better for your fellow man, then you are part of the problem. Thanks for reading.

God bless you

 

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So I have a three day weekend! Epic! Love the three and four day weekends. Today is going to be a little different. I will complain for just a moment then, Offer a very awesome type of therapy for anyone to try! So, here is my complaining!

I was a landscaper for 20 years. While doing that job for ten years I applied commercially, pesticides to people’s lawns. While mixing and applying I was required to wear specific protective equipment. We learned that there is a certain type of absorption that happens through the skin. Whether it is liquid or powder didn’t matter. So, know this, when you go grocery shopping and you buy vegetables and fruits you wash them before you eat them. Why, because they have been what is called over sprayed with pesticides that you do not want to eat, but you will buy and eat Monsanto’ genetically engineered food.  It has Pesticides genetically added to its DNA. You buy it and you eat it! Seriously!? There is a saying that has been around for years, “You are what you eat”. So why would you want to eat that? You are simply ingesting pesticide. “Oh, but they have done tests. It’s such a low level of poison that it isn’t harmful to us.” Yeah, Right! I believe that as much as I trust our government.

Have you looked at the correlation between when Monsanto’s GMO food entered the food market, to the rise of cancer, ADHD, Autism and birth defects have risen? When you eat something over and over and over, like a poison or something caustic one of three things happen.

  1. You become immune to it like over exposure to penicillin
  2. You become slowly poisoned by it slowly killing yourself.
  3. It alters you own genetic make-up when you transfer to your children creating the same problems listed above.

Why would you want to subject yourself to that? Better yet why would you want to subject your

family and friends to it? That’s just ridiculous. Here is what I say you do. Go online, Google Monsanto, get a Netflix account and watch food INC., Farmaggeden and anything else that pops up because you watched….. Educate yourself so that you know what is going on and what you are putting into your body! For those of you who know me you already know that I have PTSD. For those of you who don’t there you go. When I was officially diagnosed my Therapist told me to get a dog or start a garden or something. I told that to my wife who was starting to wake up and paying attention to what we were eating and she said, you’re starting a garden. I of course said yes ma’am. (at times I am a smart man)

So I started a small raised bed garden in my backyard here on base. Thee boxes that are 4 foot by 4 foot 12 inches deep. I bought untreated wood, organic soil and organic compost. I filled them and have grown and harvested the following.

  1. Corn
  2. Green beans
  3. Sweet peas
  4. Okra
  5. Sweet potatoes
  6. Potatoes
  7. Sweet peppers
  8. Yellow squash
  9. Zucchini
  10. Broccoli
  11. Lettuce
  12. Spinach
  13. Cilantro
  14. Basil
  15. Garlic
  16. Wheat
  17. Kale
  18. Cucumbers

This is just in one and a half years. I have also learned how to harvest my own seed from what I

am growing. Which will of course save me money in the long run. I don’t have the exact figures for what I have saved by doing this. But it isn’t that hard or expensive. It is healthier and better for you. It takes very little time to invest to it. I literally spent 10 minutes a day actually working in my garden. The sprinkler was as simple as turn it on, let it run. Turn it off. The other ten minutes consisted of harvesting, weeding, and spraying with homemade organic bug repellant.  Let me know if you want a recipe for the bug repellant. It is way easy.

So it has honestly helped. When I have a bad day, or my Temper is kicking, I go work on my garden. It helps a ton. And my initial investment was 270. I have saved close to 600-1000 in produce. That is my guesstimate. Thanks for reading. God bless you!

Be someones Inspiration to do something great! The world doesn’t need more decimation!~ Malachias Gaskin

 

My garden at the moment