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Also, a couple of weeks ago, I was accused of exactly this on Twitter. I had tweeted months earlier (on Veteran's Day, 2014, I think) about how our leaders in government should have worked harder to avoid the wars that create all these veterans. This super-patriot nut-bag on the Twitters decided all these months later that she should take me to task for disrespecting our veterans for not upper-casing the "v" in "veterans." I was pretty sure "veterans" was not a proper noun and therefore, isn't supposed to have an upper-cased first letter. So, I Googled it and found out that the only time "veteran" should be capitalized, is when you use the word in conjunction with a war or an event. Like "This is World War II Veteran, Bob Smith" or "Veteran's Day." Since I was using "veteran" in association with no specific war, my usage was accurate. So, I tweeted her the link that proved it. She replied with something like "it's this kind of lack of respect that causes 8000 soldiers to commit suicide."
OHHH, and here, I thought they committed suicide because they were suffering from PTSD after fighting in a brutal war. A war, which incidentally, could have been avoided had our leaders in government simply decided to not invade. Oh man, could I go on about this topic!! Keep an eye on thepete.com in the coming weeks. I plan to post my thoughts on this kind of hypocrisy and some people's inability to grasp non-binary concepts.