Drug Abuse In The Military

 

I am often reminded of how bad the drug and the alcohol problem is in this country. There are news reports daily concerning overdoses and deaths and it seems the problem becomes worse every day.

I never realized how long the problem had been developing until I recently talked with a friend of mine who was stationed on an aircraft carrier in 1967 during the Vietnam conflict.

He was telling me that it seemed like everyone was smoking pot on the carrier and the ship actually smelled of pot. 

If this is true, and I have every reason to believe it is, why didn’t the brass do something about it?

They were probably smoking also.

He was also telling me there were certain places on the ship that white sailors didn’t dare go, to do so would have been detrimental to their health and safety. 

How did this happen and why isn’t it being reported, these issues are detrimental not only to the sailors on board but to our nation’s safety as well. 

How are members of our military supposed to create a unit to fight for a common cause, when certain sailors can’t enter a part of the ship because of their race? I always thought this was discrimination.

In today’s world, we aren’t allowed to talk about such things because of political correctness and it may offend someone, what about the people who are being subjected to this kind of abuse and no one says anything, and if they do say something, they would be discredited and probably disciplined.

We have some serious problems in this country, how can we solve them if no one says anything because of political correctness?

If we can’t identify the problem and discuss it, the problem will only get worse and will never go away. 

It will only create more racial discord and magnify to become an even greater issue.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Honest Drunk

Honest Drunk

A woman was shopping at her local supermarket
where she selected
a quart of 2% milk, a carton of eggs, a quart of orange juice, a
head of romaine lettuce, a 2lb. can of coffee, and a 1 lb. package
of bacon. As she was unloading her items on the conveyor belt to check
out, a drunk standing behind her watched as she placed the items in
front of the cashier.

 

He said, “You must be
single.”

The woman, a bit startled but intrigued
by the derelict’s intuition,
looked at her six items on the belt. Seeing nothing particularly
unusual about her selections she said, “Well, you know what,
you’re absolutely correct. But how on earth did you know
that?”

The drunk replied, “‘Cause you’re
ugly.”

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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alcohol

In today’s world, many resort to abusing drugs and alcohol, why are so many becoming addicted and not only destroying their lives but the lives of others around them as well?

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The Alligator and the Sore Tooth

A new guy in town walks into a bar and reads a
sign that hangs over the bar… FREE BEER! FREE BEER FOR THE PERSON
WHO CAN PASS THE TEST! So the guy asks the bartender what the test
is.

Bartender replies “Well, first you have to drink that whole
gallon of pepper tequila, the WHOLE thing at once and you can’t make
a face while doing it. Second, there’s a ‘gator out back with a sore
tooth…you have to remove it with your bare hands. Third, there’s a
woman up-stairs who’s never had an orgasm. You gotta make things right for her.” The guy says, “Well, as much as I would love free beer, I won’t do it. You have to be nuts to drink a gallon
of pepper tequila and then get crazier from there.

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Well, as time goes on and the man drinks a few, he asks, “Wherez
zat teeqeelah?”

He grabs the gallon of tequilla with both hands, and downs it with a
big slurp and tears streaming down his face. Next, he staggers out
back and soon all the people inside hear the most frightening
roaring and thumping, then silence. The man staggers back into the
bar, his shirt ripped and big scratches all over his body.

“Now” he says “Where’s that woman with the sore
tooth?”

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

Enlightenment

At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God! This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth as I know it today, everything stated actually happened, according to my own perception. It has been an exciting search,at times very frustrating, very rewarding, and above all, very fulfilling. My main purpose in writing this book is to show that anyone, even a bashful unfamous country boy can have these awakenings, you don’t have to be rich or well-known to find your connection to Divine Source. I began taking notes for this book over thirty years ago, at the time, writing a book was the farthest thing from my mind. My only thought was to have a journal to read over when I got older. As a result, I didn’t  record some of my references, many of the references were from Aboriginal and Mayan elders themselves, many of which has been the victim of the ravages of time. Hence my book is short on references, but long on experience, I hope you understand.

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The Same Drunk at the Same Bar

The Same Drunk at the Same Bar

A man walks into the front door of a bar. He is obviously drunk and
staggers up to the bar, seats himself on a stool and, with a belch, asks
the bartender for a drink. The bartender politely informs the man that
it appears he has already had plenty to drink and that he could not be
served additional liquor. The bartender offers to call a cab for him.

The drunk is briefly surprised, then softly scoffs, grumbles, climbs
down from the bar stool, and staggers out the front door. A few minutes
later, the same drunk stumbles in the side door of the bar. He wobbles
up to the bar and hollers for a drink. The bartender comes over and –
still politely if not more firmly – refuses service to the man and again
offers to call a cab. The drunk looks at the bartender for a moment
angrily, curses, and shows himself out the side door, all the while
grumbling and shaking his head.

A few minutes later, the same drunk bursts in through the back door of
the bar. He plops himself up on a bar stool, gathers his wits and
belligerently orders a drink. The bartender comes over and emphatically
reminds the man that he is drunk and will be served no drinks. He then
tells him that he can either call a cab or the police immediately.

The surprised drunk looks at the bartender and in hopeless anguish
cries, “Man! How many bars do you work at?”

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The Talking Clock

A drunk was proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends late one night.

He led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong and a mallet.

What’s with that big brass gong?” one of the guests asked.

It’s not a gong. It’s a talking clock”, the drunk replied. A talking clock? Seriously?” asked his astonished friend.

“Yup”, replied the drunk.

How’s it work?” the friend asked, squinting at it.

“Watch”, the drunk replied. He picked up the mallet, gave the gong an ear-shattering pound, and stepped back.

The three stood looking at one another for a moment.

Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, “You jerk! It’s three-fifteen in the morning!

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