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September Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

You are never alone!!

Chuck Yarling

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is still a tragedy.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has programs to reduce the supposed 22 veterans who commit suicide per day. But so far, little success seems to be reported.

To put the subject into perspective, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported

“suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among adults in the United States.“

However, to help address the issue, the VA has posted some recognizable signs for families and friends of Veterans concerning behavior that could very well lead to suicide:

Hopelessness, feeling like there is no way out

Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings

Feeling like there is no reason to live

Feelings of rage or anger

Doing risky activities without thinking

Increased alcohol or drug use

Withdrawing from family and friends

Each of you can help reduce suicides by going to any of these three links to assist any veteran or active duty military personnel who might be having thoughts of suicide:

1. Call the VA Helpline: 800.273.8255 or logon to their website, Veterans Crisis Line.

2. Otherwise, locate a nearby Suicide Crisis Center by going to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 800.273.8355 anytime 24/7.

3. The Suicide Prevention for Military, Veterans and Support Group is a place “for Vets to have a place to talk with other Vets and supporters when they are dealing with personal issues! The ultimate goal of this group will be to support any Service member, or prior Service member with any help we can, and to get them the resources they need for help.”

There is one more:

4. Make The Connection is a VA online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Let’s all of us do our part too!

Chuck Yarling has had many titles in his career thus far: veteran, engineer, math teacher, consultant, technical writer, book author and publisher, and triathlete. He was a member the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Bugles Across America, which plays Taps at military funerals and special events. Spec. 5 Chuck Yarling served with the 26th Combat Engineering Battalion in Vietnam as an awards clerk. His service with the U.S. Army resulted in being awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal. You may reach Chuck at [email protected]

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Entitled NBA Star Steph Curry Just ENDED His Career With HUGE ‘F You’ He Sent To White Man At Game

Bye bye, racist!

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Rich, elitist, entitled sports players who toss a ball around for a living need to stick together.

Although Golden State Warrior’s, or “Dubs” (for those Bay Area people who struggle with the English language), star Steph Curry is a Carolina Panthers fan, he made his support known for has-been, unemployed 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the 49er’s vs Panther’s game.

Curry posted an Instagram story during the game with the caption, “#FreeKaep.”

Last season, Colin Kaepernick, with the advice of his girlfriend who has deep ties to Islam, refused to stand for the national anthem as a show of a silent protest against police brutality, racial injustice, and inequality. Because we all know a contract of $120 million isn’t enough to heal the “Inequality” he feels!

Although he’s said multiple times that he would stand for the anthem if added to a roster this season, he’s still yet to have been picked up by a team. Leading some to speculate that he’s been blackballed by NFL teams because of the negative attention he drew to himself last season. Of course, any of us who followed football know very well that the real cause for his unemployment is that he just isn’t a good player.

The NY Times Reports:

Maybe Colin Kaepernick Is Just Not That Good

Whether or not Colin Kaepernick plays another down in the N.F.L., I’m going to say that he can achieve more off a football field than he — or anyone else in the sport — can achieve on one.

Football, in the larger scheme of things, is not that important. Kaepernick, meanwhile, has a message about crucial aspects of our frayed but hopefully repairable nation that will continue to grow. If he has the devotion to work for change, he could outclass Tom Brady, or any player you might name, as someone who did something that truly matters for future generations.

But I thought it might be useful to at least consider something. The conventional wisdom is that Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season and has yet to be signed by another team, does not have an N.F.L. job on account of his politics. In protest against racism and police brutality, he won’t stand for the national anthem, and he’s increasingly outspoken on social issues. Earlier this summer in a tweet he likened the police to members of the fugitive slave patrol. N.F.L. owners, the thinking goes, must be racists who don’t like his politics — or cynical pragmatists who don’t like that their racist fans don’t like his politics.

What seems to me more problematic than Kaepernick’s not having a job is the general unwillingness to consider that this situation might be justified on the merits, given Kaepernick’s current attributes, or lack thereof, as a quarterback, rather than assuming, as part of a kneejerk gospel of victimhood, that persecution must be the cause.

It’s not hard to make a statistical case for why Kaepernick is not playing now. He threw for a mere 187 yards a game last season, which was good enough for 30th (in a league of 32 teams). For his career, he has completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes. Last season, 24 passers completed more than 60 percent. Kaepernick, at 59.2 percent, was ranked 26th. If you’re below 60 percent, you’re a fringe guy.

 More damning, Kaepernick was not asked to make difficult throws; he’s not a Matt Ryan-type quarterback, slinging the ball far down the field on deep crosses or challenging out routes. In the current iteration of the N.F.L., offense rules the day, with quarterbacks tasked to put up crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Kaepernick’s job was to be a game manager, making the easiest, high-percentage throws. And he still struggled. What are you supposed to do with a guy like this? What can he do for you? Can he help you win?

If Kaepernick deserves a spot in the league, it’s only as a backup quarterback. And he will eventually get a job as one, I bet, once quarterbacks start getting hurt. But the fact that he doesn’t have a job right now isn’t shocking, and it doesn’t have to be because N.F.L. owners are racists who are blackballing him.

The older I get, the less I care about football, but I do care about merit, and things being seen for what they are. “Life is,” as Dostoyevsky wrote, and it is our job to figure out what the “is” is. I believe that’s one of the core responsibilities of being human.

We don’t do this enough anymore. We don’t ask the tough questions. We seek to align ourselves with what I think of as the “control voice” — whatever piped-in monotone is dictating a given narrative at the moment. It’s easy to feel good about yourself when you’re patting yourself on the back for your inability to never fail to take the moral high ground, which everyone who agrees with you reinforces and enables, one Facebook “like” at a time. But there is nothing real about that.

It doesn’t matter that Kaepernick doesn’t have a job; it matters that so few people even wonder if there might be a non-disgraceful explanation. We have become the anti-meritocracy. We resent those who outperform us, outwork us, outproduce us. And the person who has been perceived to have been slighted? He is whom we now adore.

I’d like to see Kaepernick get a job, because I find him interesting, and I’d like to see if he can solve the flaws in his game as he nears 30. But I’d like even more to see all of us challenge ourselves more, in ways that are more important to the world, and to ourselves, than whether or not someone gets a job taking an ill-advised sack, or throwing the ball out of bounds so he can live to play another down.

Now what makes this all even more ironic is what happened during the Warriors game against the Memphis Grizzlies. It’s clear the Warriors aren’t having a stellar season this year. In fact, they are downright starting to go the way of Kaepernick. To the point that two of their best ball tossers lost their cool yesterday and showed the world who they really are…

Two, spoiled rich, entitled racists! 

Curry was ejected for throwing his mouthpiece at a white referee, and Durant was ejected right after for talking smack to him. Durant then flipped off fans who were booing them & waving goodbye in a sarcastic manner.

Watch.

Both players were rightfully ejected from the game. They should be ejected from the NBA for at least the remainder of the season as examples.

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Former Air Force One Veteran Turned Referee Given BRUTAL Punishment After What He Did When Fans DISRESPECTED Anthem

This has gone on enough!

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A former Air Force One veteran who later became a referee was just given a brutal punishment for what he did at a volleyball game. A player on one of the volleyball teams took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem referee, 67-year-old Jim Saddler, walked out. This happened just as the volleyball for North Central High School’s girl’s varsity team was about to begin in Indiana.

At first, he saw some fans in the stands taking a knee and that irritated him a little bit. Then he saw the player down on one knee and that threw him over the edge and he went AWOL from his position as the referee. He was not about to stand there and watch disrespectful teenagers participate in protests that mean absolutely nothing but disrespect for the veterans, the flag, and the country.

Saddler, whose background lingers around being conservative, had enough. He walked out right on the spot.

He later found out that his actions of leaving the game came with a consequence which was a suspension from his duty as referee. He was suspended for 18 months. Many people believe the suspension is too long considering the circumstances and the amount of divisiveness perpetrated by leftists in America. A man had an honest reaction to a disrespectful moment and now he’s out of a job for a year and a half. If the system suspends him for exercising his rights, then should the same system ban taking a knee for the National Anthem? If no one takes a knee, then no one else gets mad and walks out, right?

Saddler felt disrespected for the time that he put in serving Presidents and there’s no repercussion on the other end. It’s just him that’s punished.

Via Daily Mail:

But he couldn’t help but feel passionate about the matter, as a retired Presidential Flight Attendant on Air Force One, adding: ‘In the Air Force, you have a duty, and you do it.’ After he received his 18-month suspension, Saddler has had time to reflect on his actions.

After having some time to reflect, Saddler later stated that he would not ever walk out of a game again. He mentioned that his emotions got the best of him and he basically could not stand there and watch his country be treated that way.

‘After I thought about it, I would never ever do that again. I would never break a contract,’ he told the newspaper.
‘What they did just upset me so badly that I just could not stay there,’ he added.

Based on his admittance of wrongdoing and admission of guilt, then shouldn’t he be given a slight break if he has a good history of punctuality and always being there?

‘(But) I know it’s her constitutional right to do what she wants to do, and it wasn’t fair to the other girls who were standing and respecting the flag.

‘After I thought about it, you know … sometimes it takes you a little time to sit down and think about stuff and what you did.’

North Central athletic director, Paul Loggan, said the sports officiate has worked the high school’s football, volleyball and softball games for several years without any issues.

‘He’s a very well-respected official and man,’ Loggan said.

While speaking of the incident earlier this month, he suggested Saddler acted ‘very professional’ and did not lash out on anyone inside the gymnasium at the time.

Regardless, his actions stirred up controversy. Soon after the incident, he received a letter from IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox – who informed him of his temporary suspension.

When Saddler arranged a meeting to the discuss the matter into further detail, Cox said his breach of contract left him no other choice.

Since Saddler walked out while on the job, the suspension was a fair decision. However, the length of the suspension is quite long. Since Saddler missed only that one game, has a great history and is well respected, then perhaps the commission can lower his suspension to be only a few games or only one game? NFL athletes who are involved in violent crimes sometimes only get suspended for a few games, so walking out of a volleyball game shouldn’t warrant 18 months off the job.

It’s great that Saddler recognizes the rights for people to protest, but the people protesting need to realize that taking a knee is not working. Taking a knee is disrespectful. Taking a knee has only received negative attention and it’s causing problems in the country. Taking a knee is not the way to get a message across if the people protesting want others to listen.

If Saddler was involved in a violent crime like an NFL athlete, then would his suspension be lower or higher?

The best way to fix the problem with the people who take a knee is to require people to ban all forms of protest at sporting events. It’s sporting event, not a political function or rally. There’s nothing to protest at sporting events except for the overpriced food, drinks, and expensive parking.

If people want to take a knee during sports, then do it in front of the people selling beer for $10 a cup. Cheaper beer is a cause worth protesting for!

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Michelle Tries To Convince Crowd That She’s A ‘Sex Symbol’ – Gets Wrecked Instead

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Barack and Michelle have had quite a hard time relinquishing the power they once held ever since the Trumps took over at the White House. As Obama remains obsessed with trolling President Trump with his “shadow government,” Michelle has been obsessed with maintaining the media spotlight she once held as First Lady, where she’s been frantically booking up interviews and public appearances to compete with the beautiful and sweet Melania. But shortly after Michelle decided to tout herself as America’s “sex symbol,” her ridiculous claim has now come back to haunt her, after the American people who have finally had enough of her revolting lies are making their voices known.

After spending the last 8 years race-baiting and blasting our country alongside her treasonous American-hating husband, Michelle is trying desperately to maintain her relevance in American society, which is proving just like her school lunch programs, to be a massive failure. Several weeks ago, rather than slipping into obscurity like we had hoped, Michelle helped host ESPN’s ESPY awards, where just the mere sight of her ugly mug resulted in millions of viewers turning off the show. Breitbart reports the awards show resulted in a historic new low in viewership for ESPN, leaving Michelle embarrassed and licking her wounds. But in her latest pathetic effort to be important, the backlash from Americans this time is massive, and will leave you laughing your ass off.

In a recent interview while bragging about her “accomplishments” as First Lady, Michelle touted herself as America’s “sex symbol,” claiming that she has issues simply walking down the street because men barely can barely contain their lust at the mere sight of her.

“As I got older, I found that men would whistle at me or make comments about how I looked as I walked down the street,” saying that men would routinely cat call as she walked by. “As if my body were their property. As if I were an object to be commented on instead of a full human being with thoughts and feelings of my own.”

The words had barely left her fat lying mouth and people across America were already questioning what alternate reality Michelle Obama resides in where she seriously thinks she’s America’s “sex symbol.” Here’s some of the most politically incorrect responses that were posted in response to Michelle’s claim:

“What sex and what species? Maybe a Congress of Baboons or Silverbacks. Pesky liberals and Democrats, if it is not dead people for votes in a poll, then it is raiding the zoo.”

“More like an abstinence symbol, I think.”

“These people are totally delusional – Obama thinks he’s a straight guy born in Hawaii that did a great job as President – WRONG. Michael thinks he is a woman who was the best first lady every and is a sex symbol in America – WRONG. These two guys need help – they are living in a fantasy world.”

“There is not enough alcohol or drugs available that could ever make Manchelle Obama a sex symbol. That would be like dragging your balls across 5 miles of broken glass just to hear Michael Moore fart in a payphone.”

“Her poor attitude and condescending arrogance is a symbol for abstinence. A person’s charm is what attracts. She is disgusting. Every parent of a horny teenage boy should make certain he has a picture Michelle in his wallet next to the Trojan.”

“Sex symbol? ROFLMAO OMG YOU’RE KILLING ME!”

“She may be a sex symbol on the planet the Predator came from.”

“She is a sex symbol….a symbol for not wanting sex. Picture her every time you look at someone and you definitely won’t want sex.”

“I think I just up threw up in my mouth and shit my self laughing to hard.”

“First, if she’s a sex symbol, what does that make Melania? And in all seriousness, she could be the most beautiful person on the planet, but to me, she’s ugly on the inside.”

It’s truly startling how huge Michelle Obama’s ego is, which apparently has grown exponentially since she left the White House. Sorry Michelle, there’s lots of things you can claim about yourself, but sex symbol is not one of them. Now if you want to tout yourself as the “most race-baiting” or the “most anti-American first lady in American history,” then THAT is claim that the American people can rally behind!

H/T [America Now]

 

 

 

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