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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Bear View Post
    LOL. Says the guy who just wrote a post that is identical to my position.
    And I will freely admit that I haven't read the book, which means that I'm unable to make certain claims as to his specific experiences and/or the legitimacy of his reputation.

    All I've read has been contained within news articles or interviews.

    You'd have more support on this thread if you weren't speaking authoritatively from behind your own ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Bear View Post
    Holy sh!t, now we're going to compare the writings of a guy who inhaled ether with the writings a Navy Seal sniper?

    Did anybody think that HST's writing were of this dimension?
    So it okay to embellish if ones frying hard on LSD ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalgaryHawkFan View Post
    I gotta' say WB, on this topic you're basically F.O.S.
    http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il

    This book is about the ongoing problems in Israel/West Bank/Palestine. It's written by Israeli soldiers. I'm sure that one COULD think that it's chest thumping by members of the IDF, if one doesn't read it.

    Maybe the sniper book is jingoistic tripe. But you don't know that. 'A modest proposal' wasn't about eating babies.
    Is this post intended for me?

    Could you please tell me how this post is at odds with anything I've said?

    I've made absolutely no comment on the West Bank during this entire thread.
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    It seems to me that reading a book is sorta necessary before criticizing the person who wrote it, for the content of the book.

    But what do I know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack View Post
    So it okay to embellish if ones frying hard on LSD ?
    I don't think it's embellishment if you are trippin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seahawksfan837 View Post
    It seems to me that reading a book is sorta necessary before criticizing the person who wrote it, for the content of the book.

    But what do I know..
    Not if there has been proven to contain factual errors.

    It may be a good read, but it's factually inaccurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Bear View Post
    I don't think it's embellishment if you are trippin'.
    Nice to know you have a standard. Too funny. I suppose reading him would be much better if also tripping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Bear View Post
    Is this post intended for me?

    Could you please tell me how this post is at odds with anything I've said?

    I've made absolutely no comment on the West Bank during this entire thread.
    You should read the book. I'm using the linked book/website to show that it can be probematic to judge a book by the cover.

    And again, you COULD be right, the book COULD be crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Bear View Post
    Not if there has been proven to contain factual errors.

    It may be a good read, but it's factually inaccurate.
    What book exists that doesn't have some error of some kind?

    What are the factual inaccuracies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack View Post
    Ron Paul giving it two thumbs down
    And Ron Paul is absolutely right, treating PTSD at a gun range doesn't make a lot of sense.

    Now let's take a burn victim out on a fire truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seahawksfan837 View Post
    It seems to me that reading a book is sorta necessary before criticizing the person who wrote it, for the content of the book.

    But what do I know..
    You're new here, aren't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seahawksfan837 View Post
    What book exists that doesn't have some error of some kind?

    What are the factual inaccuracies?
    Well when they are bullsh!t spun out of thin air by the writer, then we have a problem with credibility.

    But to your point, I believe honest mistakes are acceptable as long as the writer does his due diligence.
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    So then you'll read it.
    "the blade itself incites to violence." - Homer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThankGod4Walsh View Post
    His PTSD (and most military PTSD) comes from the fact that we were lied to in order to become involved in Iraq and a lot of our troops have been there overextended on tours and eventually say "Why the heck am I even here?"
    Such utter and complete Bull SH!T. PTSD doesn't come from some sort of soul searching and questioning the legitimacy of one's orders. It comes from Trauma like the threat of impending death, seeing others die, strong disturbing visuals or experiences. Speaking as someone who had a roomate who suffered from PTSD, he didn't jump out of bed from a dead sleep, grab his gun and squat in the corner of his room after I accidentally dropped some pans from the cupboards because he thought he was lied to about his mission.

    I swear you get dumber every time you post.
    There is a time to laugh and a time not to laugh, and this is not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Bear View Post
    And Ron Paul is absolutely right, treating PTSD at a gun range doesn't make a lot of sense.

    Now let's take a burn victim out on a fire truck.
    One of the treatments for PTSD is desensitization; gun ranges were part of my friends overcoming the anxiety of loud noises.
    There is a time to laugh and a time not to laugh, and this is not one of them.

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