VA article – San Diego VA studying CBD for PTSD treatment. (NBC article)

Link to article I will say I think the summary given by Carnivale is a great jumping off point for all discussions of treatment for PTSD. If you have never experienced it, you can simply have no idea. The symptoms, as well as their progenitor, can only be experienced. PTSD is not a new article …

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A conversation with an officer regarding the culture of combat soldiers during our deployment in 2006 – 2007

Foreword: The following was a conversation I had with a former officer from my unit when I deployed for Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 - 2007. I had respect for this officer, he had suggested that I should become an officer early in my career. This was not a path that I took, …

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Notes for ProfCJ’s Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 1.

Here is the link to my first interview on The Dangerous History Podcast. Below are my notes on the podcast. They are an outline, so the context is lost, without hearing the episode. I am posting this for anyone interested in the sources I utilized as well as the many statistics I quote in the …

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The First Grader. A cinematic review of the aftermath of the Mau Mau.

This is a college assignment I had in 2016. I usually remove all my interaction conversations from other students because only my side is being recorded. However, with the story of The First Grader, I had really strong opinions about the question as to whether Maruge was justified in taking a spot from a child to …

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An angry message to the VA and the usual response.

Authors note I will turn this into a section of a multipart story, for right now though I was so blown away by the response of the VA personnel. I think it is important to have an understanding of this long-standing situation, otherwise, I just look like a psycho with an angry late-night message, which …

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My letter to California Senator Kamala Harris into my continuing VA problems. November 2017. (Updated October 2018)

As of Feburary 21, 2019 no response has ever been sent by the Senators office. I think I might try it again, just another example of a tangable problem.   Sen. Harris, I joined the Army out of California in 2005. This was right after my high school graduation and a little over a year …

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