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Judge Orders Release of Ex-Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts 333

Penurious Penguin writes "A few days ago, news of an ex-marine detained for his Facebook posts reached far and wide throughout the interweb. It was a hotly debated affair and considered from many perspectives. Today, a judge has ordered the release of Brandon Raub, citing a lack of facts regarding the detention. It's a strange case, undoubtedly, but perhaps even stranger when taking into account a few things. For example, Raub reportedly made claims that one of the psychiatrists involved in the case threatened him with forced medication. For history polymaths, government proposals of forced medication may not be a surprise; you may remember the case of Susan Lindauer. The situation may also remind of 2009, when Fusion Centers targeted Ron Paul supporters, certain universities, and conspiracy theorists as threats to national security, even logging anti death-penalty and anti-war activists into federal terrorism databases. Personally, I find myself wondering what sorts of epic dangers someone like Noam Chomsky might seem to pose after a stressful day and a few beers, if overheard by certain departments."
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Judge Orders Release of Ex-Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts

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  • How many stories? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cultiv8 ( 1660093 ) on Friday August 24, 2012 @11:30AM (#41110183) Homepage
    The June 2010 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry published a study of 18,300 Army soldiers screened at 3 and 12 month intervals following deployment in Iraq. The study found that using “the least stringent definition” for PTSD, rates now range between 20 and 30 percent, and depression rates are at 11.5 and 16 percent.[2] Together this accounts for almost a third of our troops now suffering serious functional mental impairment. source []
  • Re:Forced medication (Score:2, Interesting)

    by cpu6502 ( 1960974 ) on Friday August 24, 2012 @11:56AM (#41110629)

    This is my body.
    That means I have the right to abort if I get pregnant.

    This is my body.
    That means I have the right to drink until I pass out.

    This is my body.
    This means I have the right to have sex with my girl or my best guy. Or even in a swingers party.

    This is my body.
    This means I have the right to choose where I work and trade my body's labor for money.

    This is my body.
    This means I have the right to be free, and not a serf (unpaid work).

    This is my body.
    This means I have the right to smoke. Or not.

    This is my body.
    This means I have the right to vaccinate. Or not.

    Democrats/liberals who can't understand this chain of statements Fail at basic rudimentary logic. They scream "My body, my vagina, my right!" over and over and then turn-round and try to dictate how I use MY body as if my body belongs to Them instead of me. (Forced purchase of hospital insurance; forced vaccinations; et cetera.) Logic fail. Inconsistent.

    This is why even though I agree with the Democrats on many issues, I refuse to join their party. I will remain libertarian since their party view is not perfect, but at least it's consistent. (Your body, your choice in ALL areas of life.)

  • by lexsird ( 1208192 ) on Friday August 24, 2012 @12:05PM (#41110777)

    That smacks of Illuminati conspiracy theories. The Internet is a complete cesspool of half baked conspiracy theories that the mentally stressed or ill should not be exposed to. Information overload.

    The military really needs to deprogram these guys and integrate them back into the population. I would propose a type of "Combat Engineering" program, to shift these guys into some good paying, hard working jobs back home, via prepping them for things like road construction. We need to rework the infrastructure, unless we are just going to let the country fall into a vast wasteland. I present to you the concept of a Trans Americas Highway system, to tie the entire continents of North and South America together. A big project, but very handy for developing this part of the world. It's what advanced civilizations do.

    That or something like it, to burn off a decade of war stress, by building something. Let's build it here, fuck them. They need to build something.

  • by arth1 ( 260657 ) on Friday August 24, 2012 @12:28PM (#41111183) Homepage Journal

    And you jump from his posting that to the conclusion that he wasn't trolling why, exactly? Are you new on the internet?

  • by occam ( 20826 ) on Friday August 24, 2012 @12:50PM (#41111513)

    Sick or not, intellectually he's spot on. Reread his concerns about US and war and taxes.

    Then pretend you're a large scale fraudster with control over (literally) trillions of dollars, and key control points peppered throughout US government. Then consider how YOU would design and run a large scale fraud (Commons Fraud). Then consider how YOU would use your government control points to fleece unwitting tax payers out of billions and trillions of dollars per year.

    Perhaps you see Brandon Raub's concerns. If not, you're an example of when, why, and how democracy fails. In theory, every patriotic citizen should be deathly concerned that democracy has been turned on its head to use as a vehicle for overwhelming fraud.

    Brandon Raub is concerned, but you're not. Really? Who's nuts?

    Also kudos to Brandon Raub for his psychological fortitude. Soldiers, military families, and military friends are all very susceptible to the state of denial about war corruption because they are likely to have lost close ones to such crime. That's a heavy and for some insurmountable emotional and psychological burden to overcome with intellect. Since these frauds typically involve going to war unnecessarily, Brandon Raub has already transcended the typical emotional, patriotic, psychological trap of war veteran victims (and their families and friends).

    Ditto the war veteran actors and consultants on movies like "The Green Zone" [].

    Casualties to fraudster wars are horribly tragic victims of terribly predatory faceless fraud run abusing overwhelming government power. So, the fact that a military veteran (Brandon) has transcended this psychological trap speaks to his intellectual stamina. Is he crazy? His friends don't think so. Even the ones who are military veterans, but you do?

    About 911, Raub points out that a building fell down all on its own. Until you (or someone) could explain that glaring incongruity definitively, don't say he's nuts for calling 911 an inside job. 911 adds up far more likely as an inside job courtesy a US intelligence agent (Osama bin Laden as anti-Russian agent repurposed as scape goat). Recall 911 launched several meaningless and misguided wars with HUGE impact on USA debt --- a basic money laundering / extortion / embezzlement scheme from American taxpayer wallets to stracketeer bank accounts. That's all Brandon Raub is pointing out... and he's not alone.

    So, next time you hear that the 911 wars were a farce, and that 911 was more than likely an inside job, think twice.
    When you recall that the Bush family is at the heart of several election rigging schemes, think twice.
    When you consider that BushLeague family and associates installed Supreme Court Justices who are central to the most ludicrous SCOTUS opinions in the nation's history (including GWBush reelection as President), think twice.
    When you consider GWBush started a war (in retrospect) on total pretense (e.g., see movie "The Green Zone" with Matt Damon for docufiction of what must have happened regarding WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction farce) on the ground in Iraq), think twice.
    And in case you didn't know that the Bush family has been linked to the similar behavior and motive for WWII (financing Nazi Germany war machine), i.e., across multiple generations, think twice.

    Once you consider all that, it makes perfect sense that the Bush family would have an out of country (somewhere in South America) family compound for when all the proverbial shit hits the fan. Because when you put 2+2 together, some superficially crazy shit starts to make perfect sense. Which is probably why Brandon Raub says we're headed for a revolution.

    You see, when democracy (or any government) breaks down --- a growing number of citizens realize their government is a vehicle for fraud and there's NOTHING we can do about it --- it's just a matter of time until a critical mass of knowledge spreads and ignites. History repeats itself, and our "democracy

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