Only in America...

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19 hours ago, AlexTr said:

One for Hoops.

 

US military blows millions a year on Viagra for its troops

 

This is what happens when your impotence becomes a matter of public record.

 

 

A special "bravo" to the NY Post for the wordplay.

Although an interesting perspective, it does not put things in relative terms. What is the ratio between impotent and transgender militaries?

Still I find it weird military paying Viagra.

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1 hour ago, MikeMelga said:

Although an interesting perspective, it does not put things in relative terms. What is the ratio between impotent and transgender militaries?

Still I find it weird military paying Viagra.

 

 

A lot of the debate about this is about paying for someone's optional surgery. Viagra is an optional medication. A four hour boner is not a right and the inability to get one is not a medical necessity.

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1 minute ago, AlexTr said:

the inability to get one is not a medical necessity.

 

I agree that a four hour one isn’t necessary (nor wanted for that matter). 

 

If I had ED, I’d be at the doctor asking for medicine, though. An erection is a necessary part of male life. 

 

The inability to produce one could cause intimacy problems, depression, loss of identity and other psychological problems. 

 

It’s a medical necessity. 

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7 minutes ago, hooperski said:

In which arena of war would a boner be necessary?  Some sort of torture?

 

Did you not read my post, or do you think the mental well-being of a soldier is irrelevant?

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Mental well-being is obviously important, but surely being shot at would cause more PTSD than not getting an erection.

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41 minutes ago, Cammiede said:

An erection is a necessary part of male life. 

 

 

You're missing the point. An erection is a lower order of necessity than immediate threats to one's mental health produced by gender dysphoria. I do take your point, but I am afraid you missed mine.

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7 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

 I do take your point, but I am afraid you missed mine.

 

I didn’t miss your point, I just have nothing to add to that particular point. I did have something to add to your point concerning the medical - in my opinion - necessity for a man to be able to get an erection. 

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3 hours ago, hooperski said:

In which arena of war would a boner be necessary?  Some sort of torture?

 

I don't think either of these examples (gender dysphoria or erectile dysfunction) of medical expenses being funded by the Veterans Administration of the Department of Defense have anything remotely to do with service members on active duty in combat zones.

 

I believe these are simply typical examples of contentious line items being found by those on either side of the party line interested researching the minutae of the US DoD budget in order to find ammo to bash their presumed political opponents over the head with.

 

At the height of the Regan era heavy budget spending on the military in the 1980s the favoured examples were 900$ special hammers and 1500$ toilet seats specified by USAF tenders for inclusion in certain fighter planes supplied by the then 3 major US planemakers.   

 

The VA dept funds (in low income groups for their entire lifetime) medical care issues for veteran US service members. Certain exceptions may apply in the case of those who have been dishonourably discharged (albeit there have been exceptions to that rule too where SMs had been consequentially or consecutively medically discharged).

 

Most of the individuals whose treatment for either condition is, or has been, funded are likely to be retirees or have served sufficient time to qualify for longterm TriCare funding programs.

 

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Why would a soldier need Viagra in a combat zone?    If there is a sex for money option, wouldn't it be better to keep the soldiers less medicated for "active duty" to avoid getting STDs ?

 

Does a normal employer sponsored health plan in the US cover Viagra and transition surgery?

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There was a report on this ages ago in the UK and it said that the US army is still paying for veterans, and the viagra is quite possibly for them (medically retired from combat, perhaps). Also that there are a very large proportion of men in the army, and not that many transgender, which is why the amounts for the viagra seem so high.

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oh dear...no.  the BEST little christians are made when you hate every minute of it...you know, just duty sex.  for procreation only.  if you dare to enjoy it, you're likely going to hell.

 

 

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So a guy in Florida shot and killed 5 women in a bank. He wasn't robbing the bank.

 

A guy in Louisiana shot and killed 5 people in a "domestic violence" case.

 

Neither one of the killers are illegal immigrants. Imagine that.

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