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Horrifying!! Reports Claim Emo And LGBT Youth Massacre In Iraq!!!

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Oh wow… we really hope this isn't true.

Multiple reports claim there have been militia attacks targeted at the emo youth and LGBT community!!

Apparently those behind the attacks "warned" the communities of the upcoming massacre a month ago with posters, etc. posted throughout cafes and street corners in Baghdad.

Since the attacks began, local media has reported the numbers of victims so far to range from

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The United States Ends Military Mission in Iraq!

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Today, we are proud to be American!

After nine years, the U.S. military has formally ended its mission in Iraq!

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew into Baghdad today to partake in a low-key ceremony outside a terminal, during which American troops lowered their command's flag that officially marked Operation New Dawn, rolled it around the staff, and slipped into a camouflage cloth case.

Panetta says:

"To be sure, the cost was high, in blood and treasure for the United States and for the Iraqi people. Those lives were not lost in vain. They gave birth to an independent, free and sovereign Iraq. Let me be clear. Iraq will be tested in the days ahead by terrorism and by those who would seek to divide it; by economic and social issues; by the demands of democracy itself. Challenges remain, but the U.S. will stand by the Iraqi people as they navigate those challenges to build a stronger and more prosperous nation.”

Amazing!

We were starting to worry whether or not we'd ever see this day come!

But we're so thankful that it has!

[Image via AP Images.]

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This Man Supports The Troops…With Spam!

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And no, we don't mean the e-mail kind!

82-year-old Don Downer is known as the "Spam czar," because he's sent over 1,400 packages of spam to U.S. troops overseas! Wowsa!

The former Marine Corps sergeant has been honored for his support of the troops, and he's also received HUNDREDS of thank you letters from troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq!

Here's what Don had to say about the responses he gets from troops:

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Bret Michaels Celebrates Thanksgiving With Troops In Iraq

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What a lovely gesture!

In an effort to show his support for American troops in Iraq, Bret Michaels traveled to the country and spent the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with the military!

Here's what he had to say about it on his Facebook page:

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Beam Of Light Shines Down On Miracle Dog

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We previously mentioned that when a young soldier, Justin Rollins, was killed in Iraq a dog he had rescued only the night before was sent home to his parents.

The dog, who they named Hero, has been a beacon of strength for them in what has been an impossibly trying time.

A reporter, Kimberly Launier of ABC news went to his parents home and was interviewing them about their fallen son and their dog Hero.

Launier was filming Hero running around the backyard when suddenly, the clouds broke and a single beam of light, shone down on Hero.

She was amazed and on playback of the video, saw that she caught it!

When she showed the video to Justin's parents they were all laughing and dancing… they wondered if it was a sign from Justin.

Excuse us… we need to grab a tissue.

[Image courtesy Kimberly Launier/ABC/Facebook.]

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Secretary Of Defense Invites DWTS Winner JR Martinez To The Pentagon!

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United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has invited JR Martinez to the Pentagon!

JR is the veteran/actor who won this season of Dancing With the Stars ( a very deserving win at that).

After suffering intense burns during his time in Iraq, JR has made an example of triumph over tragedy with his high spirits and determination. Because of that, he won the hearts of all of us — including Panetta!

Panetta called JR to praise him for the great job he did on the show:

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New Study Reveals A Veteran Commits Suicide Every 80 Minutes

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Ugh! So sad!

A new study published on Monday has found that a veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes!

Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military related suicide attempts have increased. In 2009 alone, 1,868 veterans of those wars attempted to take their own life!

It's not just the veterans either. Researchers found approximately one service member committed suicide every 36 hours between 2005 and 2019.

Study authors Dr. Margaret C. Harrell and Nancy Berglass concluded:

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