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MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" and a picture on the internet does not = payday."


:!: agreed.



I bet he doesn't even REALLY care that the pic is on the internet. Just looking for a payday.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" :!: agreed. I bet he doesn't even REALLY care that the pic is on the internet. Just looking for a payday."


I really don't think he understands that no one made money off the picture. It's not uncommon for Vietnam Vets to have severe mental disorders because we didn't take care of them when they came home. They have been lost in the system.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" He is mentally incapable of choice. His family, if they cared enough to find him, could have had him ... [snip!] ... up and after awhile, they don't give a shit. His children hadn't heard from him in over a year and didn't even go look for him."

You have no idea what led up to this; none. Just like drug addicts, you can only do so much. They can't physically get this guy off the streets and MAKE him get help. No program can either.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Just Ames:" You have no idea what led up to this; none. Just like drug addicts, you can only do so much. They can't physically get this guy off the streets and MAKE him get help. No program can either."


And that's sad. They should be able to check him into an institution. They should have been able to save my uncle, but they won't. They won't even recognize that these men have mental problems most of the time.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" I really don't think he understands that no one made money off the picture. It's not uncommon for Vietnam ... [snip!] ... to have severe mental disorders because we didn't take care of them when they came home. They have been lost in the system."


It's just to bad he can't just simply appreciate the shoes and let that be that.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" It's just to bad he can't just simply appreciate the shoes and let that be that."


He's been on the streets since the 1980's. He certainly does not have the mental capacity or fortitude to understand what the act meant.

Phallus Cranium fuknutz, NM, Togo 103358 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" And that's sad. They should be able to check him into an institution. They should have been able to ... [snip!] ... been able to save my uncle, but they won't. They won't even recognize that these men have mental problems most of the time."


There are so many people (non-vets) that are crying out for mental health services in this country and it's not being addressed either.

The US should be ashamed of they lack of services they offer for the mentally ill.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" There are so many people (non-vets) that are crying out for mental health services in this country ... [snip!] ... and it's not being addressed either. The US should be ashamed of they lack of services they offer for the mentally ill."


I honestly think that some of the money we pump into the welfare program that goes to provide money and food for people capable of getting off their asses and working should be going to help those that truly cannot help themselves. We don't have enough money because others take it.

Phallus Cranium fuknutz, NM, Togo 103358 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" I honestly think that some of the money we pump into the welfare program that goes to provide money ... [snip!] ... and working should be going to help those that truly cannot help themselves. We don't have enough money because others take it."


I completely agree.



MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" I honestly think that some of the money we pump into the welfare program that goes to provide money ... [snip!] ... and working should be going to help those that truly cannot help themselves. We don't have enough money because others take it."


:!: 100% agreed.