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2013-12-10 10:40:19

Private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years report suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression more often than military personnel who served in recent conflicts, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers found that among the contractors studied, 25 percent met criteria for PTSD, 18 percent screened positive for depression and half reported alcohol misuse. Despite the troubles, relatively few get...

2013-08-01 23:26:44

Canter Consulting, Inc. is introducing the first Terrorism Control and Violence Prevention System in the United States to enable the government to drastically reduce spending and create jobs at the same time without the need to raise taxes or borrow more money. By eliminating fighting terrorism and violent crimes, hundreds of billions of dollars will be saved and keep civilians and troops far safer. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 For the last 12 years, the War in Afghanistan has...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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