Report: Marines Lead in Immorality and Binge Drinking in US Military

Report: One service leads all others in number of sex partners

A recently released report by the RAND Corporation shined a light on one service’s propensity for sexual promiscuity.

The Health Related Behaviors Survey, which collected data over parts of 2015 and 2016, found that Marines are significantly more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than members of any other branch. Additional topics like binge drinking, tobacco use, physical well-being and mental health were also explored in the report.

Of the nearly 17,000 responses received from service members in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, Marines led nearly every category of sexual risk behaviors and outcomes over the past year.

More than 24 percent of Marines reported having sex with more than one partner over the course of the data collection process, compared to 16.6 percent in the Army, 18.8 percent in the Air Force and 22.1 percent in the Navy.

Devil dogs were also tops when it came to having sex with a new partner without using a condom, with more than 40 percent of Marine respondents reporting having done so. …

Close to one-third of service members were found to have met binge-drinking criteria in the month before completing the survey. The 30 percent who reported engaging in such behavior was actually an improvement from previous reports.

Marines, however, engaged in binge drinking at a rate of 42.6 percent, a concerning contrast to the rest of the field.

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Scientists say fetal tissue remains essential for vaccines and developing treatments

Talmudic ethics:

Anti-abortion activists set off the uproar by releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials that raised questions of whether the organization was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. …

University laboratories that buy such cells strongly defend their research, saying tissue that would otherwise be thrown out has played a vital role in lifesaving medical advances and holds great potential for further breakthroughs.

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Christopher Bollyn: Israel was NOT attacked; Israeli forces on Syrian Territory were Targeted • The Missile Attack on Israeli Forces in the Golan is Completely Legal • Israel's Attack on Syria is Neither Legal nor Moral

Christopher Bollyn writes on Facebook:

Israel was NOT attacked; Israeli forces on Syrian Territory were Targeted

The Missile Attack on Israeli Forces in the Golan is Completely Legal

Israel’s Attack on Syria is Neither Legal nor Moral

Israel was NOT attacked last night! The missiles allegedly fired from Syria landed on Israeli military targets in the occupied Golan Heights where Israel is an illegal occupying power on Syrian territory. Armed resistance to occupation is both legal and moral.

The White House has condemned Iran’s “provocative rocket attacks from Syria against Israeli citizens” and expressed strong support for “Israel’s right to act in self-defense.”

But Israel has no “right” to be occupying the Golan Heights. The Syrian government, on the other hand, and forces allied with it, have the legal and moral right to attack Israeli forces on occupied Syrian territory.

Paul Craig Roberts: Where is the Shame? — "How can it be that the American people are undisturbed by their government’s 17 years of wars based entirely on blatant lies? How can it be that the American people and the Evangelical churches are unmoved by the millions of innocent peoples in seven countries who have been murdered, maimed, orphaned, and displaced by the profit-driven US military/security complex and by the neoconservative ideology in service to Israel?"

… How can other governments accept the US, UK, and French governments that intentionally lied about a Russian chemical attack on the Skripals and about a Syrian chemical attack on Douma, risking a third world war, and then themselves attacking Syria on the basis of a transparent lie unsupported by any evidence? How exactly do you conduct diplomatic relations with war criminals?
You don’t. You put them on trial. Why aren’t Trump, May, and Macron on trial?
The reason is that the world has been conditioned, like Pavlov’s dogs, to expect and accept the West’s war crimes as ordinary….
Russian indecisiveness combined with the rest of the world’s toleration of ongoing US war crimes suggests that more provocations will be orchestrated, that more lawless attacks will take place, and that eventually a fatal conflict will be brewed. …
How can it be that the American people are undisturbed by their government’s 17 years of wars based entirely on blatant lies? How can it be that the American people and the Evangelical churches are unmoved by the millions of innocent peoples in seven countries who have been murdered, maimed, orphaned, and displaced by the profit-driven US military/security complex and by the neoconservative ideology in service to Israel?
How can it be that the European, Canadian, and Australian governments and the citizens of these countries are not ashamed of their participation in these never-ending crimes? …
Why is the world silent in the face of massive, long-term, ongoing war crimes? … Continue reading “Paul Craig Roberts: Where is the Shame? — "How can it be that the American people are undisturbed by their government’s 17 years of wars based entirely on blatant lies? How can it be that the American people and the Evangelical churches are unmoved by the millions of innocent peoples in seven countries who have been murdered, maimed, orphaned, and displaced by the profit-driven US military/security complex and by the neoconservative ideology in service to Israel?"”