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 Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

Idealistic Expectations May Add to Veterans Suicide Rate

I am a blogger, because I enjoy writing and sharing my views.  I have been at it for a few years now about 5 years altogether. Cumulatively I got about 1,000,000 reads altogether or an average of about 200,000 per year, which is not bad at all.  It started out as basically stories about Janet Jackson, her siblings and my associations with them and I wrote about other entertainers to include Lil Wayne and Alicia Keys to name a few.  I also used to talk a lot about my life in the military (covert operations) and my Mafia connections with John J. Gotti and a lot of it was my search for answers as to what happened to me in 1989 (the integration), when I learned the truth about my identity and adventures that brought me to where I am at today.

However, recently I got a little more into issues concerning others and not necessarily myself.  I felt I told my story and it is now history assessable on the world wide web, by simply goggling Frank Paul Gambino or Frank Paul Jones, which I made synonymous on Google.  My reads went down as I stopped talking about celebrities as much and started dealing with everyday people.  Though I still have a following, they are mostly my hardcore readers, it is nothing like it was in the past.  And for now I am cool with that. Which brings me to the subject I am writing about today, which is the returning veterans suicide rate.

Statistics state that about 22 veterans are committing suicide on the average each day.  That is over 8,000 young people every year losing their lives by self inflicted wounds. As I write articles against us going to war again in the middle east in Syria this time, I found myself offending a person in uniform over there in Afghanistan. I was called things outside of my name in personal letters received on my CNN iReporter profile inbox, from this person in uniform.  I was called a “coward” and an “ignorant f**k,” for my anti wars stances.  I was disturb by this, because it brought about a realization.  These kids think they are doing something good and deserve to be rewarded for their service to country.

I agree that veterans deserve to be rewarded for service to country, every veteran deserves their VA benefits to include a job when they come home, educational benefits to continue their education, medical benefits for life, life insurance until they can get their own insurance policies, a home loan and so forth.  But they want to come home to a parade, they want to be able to solute the President of the United States of America and they want to feel appreciated for their work overseas. And this is something the American people do not see them fit to be given to them.   Many of our young veterans feel dishonored by the America people, they feel alienated and left out, it is a lonely feeling, I know about as a result of my own adventures in life.  Not being able to talk about things to disinterested people, who simply do not understand. I found my relief in blogging.

This young troop told me about the good they have done over in Afghanistan, the schools they built and clinics they built and went as far as to say, I have faith in the people of Afghan.  That they will make their battle over there worth their while.  I responded by telling him/her, I have faith in the Lord.  However, what I realized is that they have forgotten all too quickly what they left behind before going overseas to fight another war.  Our failing schools, our prison populations, our murder rates and gun violence on the streets of urban America, our drug epidemic, our AIDS population, in fact I do not even believe they were aware of this when they joined the military or they would have enlisted for these battles we face at home, if they were truly patriotic that is.

But the fact of the matter is that most of our youth joined the military because they were seduced by unscrupulous recruiters, something even till this day Hollywood makes fun of, but it is real and no joking matter.  I know because I was seduced and was told I would become a man at 17 years old.  My youth was in fact stolen from me, coupled with mental problems.  It isn’t until the military brainwashes them into this false perception of patriotism, that they discover they want a parade in return for their service to country and for American for roll out the red carpet but they will simply settle for due recognition, which they do not even get.

I my humble opinion, I believe the problem many of our returning soldiers experience is in their expectations.  They expect something when they return, but get nothing, not even the time of day. Why?  Because America feels we were bamboozled into both Iraq and Afghan and is tired of our the living conditions at home. And these kids as young as they are, have become tired souls and is ready to retire, when in reality by their returning home, the real war has just begun.

I think it is the psyche or the mindset of these kids that is being distorted by government and by the military, that they have idealistic and unrealistic expectations and are choosing death before dishonor by the American people.  Forgetting that they too are Americans and this war we are just beginning to fight at home is also the fight as well. Their duty is to defend us and the constitution of the United States of America, in and out of uniform.  That was their pledge to an allegiance into the armed forces.  And until they realize this fight at home is theirs as well and we all are being dishonored by our law makers the Congress of the United States of America, misguided veterans will continue to fall.  We all know they saw hell overseas and this is our argument, that they were forced into hell for no good reason. To all of our veterans I say, the war is at home in our backward and it is being fought with economics.  To be a true warrior is to stand up and fight, we need you at home, so do not give up on  us but join us.

Frank Paul Jones

President and Chairman of the NCNCHINC

Obama Miltary

Syria? America is Committing Crimes Against it own People Also

President Obama decided to ask the Congress for authorization to attack Syria, a change from his stance to go it alone without U.S. Congressional or United Nations approval. Though every president since 1973 claimed the wars powers act of 1973 is unconstitutional, in this case President Obama decided to seek congressional approval and one must wonder why. He didn’t in Libya!

Since President Obama publicly considered attacking Syria, it seems that all the News talked about is America’s problems such as, President Obama saving face, his creditability in world affairs, as if it is our war and we have been attacked. However, we must remember this is a civil war in Syria and over 100,000 people already died and hundreds of thousands have been badly injured due to this war. There will be no winners, even when this war ends and rebuilding process of this nation and the region will cost a lot of money and time. It is not all about America, in Syria!

Now my concern is if the Congress approves an act of war against Syria, will there be an exit plan that can and will be carried out. This war is a Syrian civil war, however, nations are already taking sides and America’s involvement could even escalate their involvement and the war could become even wider in scope than it is already. If we get sucked into a regional conflict, how will we get out of it? Or even worst, will we be able to get out of it?

I do not think the American people or our military can withstand another Iraq or Afghanistan. We cannot handle another drawn out war. The wars we recently fought is costing us dearly. Because we spent perhaps ten trillion dollars on Iraq and Afghan, we were not caretakers of our own people here at home. This is the costs we are paying at home.

Over 8,000 veterans commit suicide per year, which is about 22 veterans committing suicide per day. At one time based on a statistic for every combatant killed in war 25 veterans were killing themselves. So one must ask why? Most of the kids joining the military today are Americas choice crop. They joined the military for a future in the America dream, educational benefits that they will probably never be able to use due to mental problems, they join to get out of the streets and to avoid a life of crime in this terrible economy and yes some may have had Hollywood fantasies of fighting a war, only to learn that killing and be sought after to be killed is not actually fun.

While the average is 33 fatalities a day are the result of gun violence and gun violence is the number two killer of people age 18 to 34, behind automobile accidents, what is the number one killer of veterans for age 18 to 34? And how does these new suicide rates effect the statistics overall? Because the suicide rate has to be in the top three. Because between gun violence and suicide we are losing over 20,000 of our youth each year.

Then we have to look into the incarceration rates of our youth and the dropout rates of our youth, which has a direct correlation to committing crimes. We have to recognized that America has a major problem. We have to look at the jobless rate of Americans as a whole. Only 6 of 10 Americans have a job and many of them are part time jobs. Over 32% of Americans are without an income or is on some type of disability, while about 8% get unemployment insurance. 101 million Americans get food stamps assistance or about 1/3 of the United States population. 1 out of 3 Americans cannot afford to feed themselves without assistance from the federal government.

These wars are not only costing us money that we need to spend on our economy, but it is destroying our labor force. The men an women in uniform are being misappropriated by the United States Government. But we talk about crimes against humanity in Syria, how about the crimes against our own people here in America? We are destroying the lives of our youth through wars, failing schools, no jobs for civilians, the industrial prison complex, this fake war on drugs that destroyed the lives of millions and the inaction of the legislative branch of government to do anything, while President Obama beats the war drums . Like they say, when you point your figure at someone, three are pointing back at you. America is at war with Americans and these foreign wars are characteristic of this.

Frank Paul Jones

Romney Plans to Buy Whitehouse from Obama

 


Save the World By: Paul & NaQuila

I feel for President Obama, because of our similarities, as I too is a man that God gave a dream to also.  I find myself with this dream called change unable to express it to the masses, because I am being outspent by my adversaries.    I want to help make the community become a better place for the poor and middle class, my adversary wants to put everything in the hands of the filthy rich.  My adversary is the drug addiction mentality in the black community, President Obama’s adversary is a Kingpin worth over $200 million, with the support of much bigger dollars.

 

Former Gov. Romney is starting to shine on issueless rhetoric.  It is no secret that the campaign is not for Romney but against Obama.  The elections have come down to if you are for or against President Obama.  And President Obama’s weakness is the economy. That is the excuse to ouster him from the Whitehouse.  To put a black man in this office was a mistake in judgment to start with, because American Politics is not ready for this.  Proof of this is the divisive congress.  And the fact that nothing he does is good enough.

 

The next president should be based on the issues and not name calling rhetoric, which upholds no dignity for the position being sought.

 

Here are the top 10 Accomplishments of the Obama Administration according to the Washington Monthly:

 

1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause ofAmerica’s long-term fiscal problems.

2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.

3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.

4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered allU.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.

5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011,U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.

6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound inAbbottabad,Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.

7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.

8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.

9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.

10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: In March 2011, joined a coalition of European and Arab governments in military action, including air power and naval blockade, against Gaddafi regime to defend Libyan civilians and support rebel troops. Gaddafi’s forty-two-year rule ended when the dictator was overthrown and killed by rebels on October 20, 2011. No American lives were lost.

 

Rev. Frank Paul Jones

 

The Economic Solution Made Simple

 

Old News, we are in the worst recession since the great depression gone worsted.  We are in a capitalist society and its etiquette is no longer secretive.   Monopolist have become bold due scientific technology.  Like never before so few can control so many.  However the same weapon used against the masses can be used against the few, which is the Internet.

 

The poor are tabulated using mathematical schemes, such as social security numbers and case numbers, but the super rich stand out because they control the media.  They brag about their statuses as a means of mindset control.  We know who has all the money, it is made known in plain language. 

 

However we kill each other over a dime while the super rich walks within heavy security.  But in reality there are more poor people suffering than there are super rich security.  Understand what is going on in places like Syria and America, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and do  not ignore the oil Refinery being move out of Saint Croix, Virgin Islands and the 7,000 jobs eliminated as a result, people are suffering and fighting over a position in life, while we are being sold out by a handful of scandalous bustards using the funds of the masses to control the masses into oppression.

 

It was a time when people had something by hiding there money in a sofa, now we give it to the banks to be unemployed.  So what can the poor do, but beg for government subsidization?  But there is one solution!

 

The is a solution to the economic crisis and it is simple.  Destroy it and doing so is simple and Christ Like.  Everyone must go to bed for three days!

 

To be explained!

 

Shame on America to go to Libya

 

Revolutionary Leader Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI, we want to take down, but who are we protecting now to accomplish this?  Will we send arms to a P.O. Box?  Will this new people put in charge be friends to America?  How do we know this is not the worst of the two evils?

 

A Civil war we are about to get in the middle of.  Wars like Vietnam and Korea; have we not learned from the past that revolutions go on forever.  Iraq and Afghanistan is not enough, we need the money we are using for wars for the economy already. This is not our National Security concern! This is an economic world war and this is the battle that should be fought by Italy and Southern Europe.  We do not need his oil and cannot have it even if we take it, because it is used by our allies. 

 

We cannot afford to fight other people’s battles without compensation.  They have to pay the U.S. for these services as we must admit we have reduced ourselves to mercenaries.  This is a CIA war, but so is Iraq and Afghanistan.  So who is next Mexico?  I mean when are we going to use the CIA in the drug war?  Yes the machine called America ruined on oil, but without consumers there is no economy.  Drugs are the spirits of America, an evil spirit, due to oppressive policies.

 

On the subject of oppression, is America becoming a great oppressor.  People suffer not because of a consumer mentality leadership like Revolutionary Leader Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI, who has 60 children and a bunch of palaces.  We think we want every nation to develop into the world economy.  But the world is coming to an end because of overdevelopment and competitive nations on the economic plan.  The need for energy driven economies is overrated!

 

Sure they need to develop more jobs, but let us keep the focus here!  Sure they need more social programs to help all of Libya become independent, but let us keep the focus here!  And sure Revolutionary Leader Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI is rich and they are poor, like Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg compared to me and the million like me, should we overthrow Microsoft and Bloomberg? 

 

In closing I ask, do we really want a more educated America, with the mess we pull?

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