Syria, U.S. Fails to Support Ally

In the San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 2019, article, “Residents cower in basements as bombs rain down,” (https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Residents-near-Syria-s-capital-cower-in-12726946.php) examines how President Assad, a Shiite, is destroying any Sunni rebels, backed by, and now appears, abandoned by the United States. Syrian President Assad has engaged in a total war of annihilation to destroy Sunni cities, instead [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|1 Comment

20 Veterans a Day Movement, Discharge Training

A 2016 Veterans Administration found that 20 veterans a day commit suicide. That is 600 people a month and 7,200 people a year, or a small town. This tragedy needs to be addressed and skills learned in the military applied to civilian uses. Basic Training and Advanced Infantry training cost the taxpayer $73,000. This is [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Syria: Religious Shiite vs. Sunni Civil War

In the San Francisco Chronicle, February 23, 2018, article page A-2, “World Leader urge cease-fire to stop carnage,” (https://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle-late-edition/20180223/281539406441928) examines how President Assad, a Shiite, is destroying any Sunni rebels, backed by, and now appears, abandoned by the United States. Syrian President Assad has engaged in a total war of annihilation to destroy Sunni cities, [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Review of, “Curse of the Coloring Book.”

Here is a review on Amazon for my novel,  Curse of the Coloring Book, a novel: "Herald Lloyd’s silliness with the coloring book and his gregarious, down to earth character brought the seriousness of the story into a lighter, livelier feel, making it fun and easy to read. Besides the humor, the author has clearly [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Marijuana helps with My PTSD Symptoms

In the San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2018, page A-6, article, “Vet suffering with PTSD wants marijuana declared safe, (https://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle/20180215/281629600739210) examines how an Army veteran suffering the horrors of the Iraq war left him with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is symptoms are helped by marijuana. I have PTSD from my tour in Vietnam [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Finally, Talks with Afghanistan Taliban

In the San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 2018,World section, page A-3, article “Taliban talks continue despite wave of violence, (https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Afghan-officials-and-Taliban-talk-despite-wave-of-12610678.php) examines how peace talks are proceeding with the Taliban, but sadly not in a coordinated manner with clear objectives. The U.S. backed Afghan government is beset by internal rifts despite Taliban steadily gaining territory, adding [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Iraq Shiite vs. Sunni ISIS, Need Rule of Law

In the CBS news article, “ISIS Beaten, U.S. troop reportedly start Iraq draw down,” ( https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iraq-us-troops-drawdown-ap-military-declares-isis-beaten-afghanistan/) examines that militarily ISIS is beaten. A bit of history, Saddam Hussein was Sunni and persecuted his Shiite population. After U.S. troops removed Saddam Hussein, the Shiite Iraq government returned the favor, without any rule of law for Sunni’s [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Curse of the Coloring Book Goodread rating

My novel, Curse of the Coloring Book, a novel inspired by a true story,  has a rating of 4.85 points out of 5 points on Amazon and 4.38 on Goodreads. (https:www.goodreads.com.) Check it out as a Valentines Day present for your spouse. All sexes love this book from teenagers to 90 year old women. Howard [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

20 Veterans a Day Movement

Twenty (20) veterans commit suicide every day. One idea to more efficiently integrate soldiers back into society, after discharge, is have 4-week Discharge Training. Everyone in each of the five branches of the military has a mandatory basic training school all soldiers must participate in to learn about the military. The same philosophy should apply [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan Bloody Mess

In the Sunday, 1/28/18, New York Times, front page article, "Blast in Kabul Deepens Toll on Long War, (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/world/asia/afghanistan-kabul-attack.htm) examines how the Taliban two days ago detonated an ambulance packed with explosives in a crowded Kabul street killing 95 people, injuring 158. Let’s look at the bloody toll over the last year: 10,000 Afghan security [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments