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  • VA Denies Iraq War Vet Medical Care Because They "Aren't Taking New Patients"

    07/02/2015 3:45:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 01, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Veteran's Affairs apparently doesn't have time for the nation's veterans and recently turned at least one young man away after he sought treatment for PTSD. The excuse? The VA just isn't "taking new patients right now." ... Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey figured that no one would believe he had been turned away from a U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs clinic when he sought an appointment for post-traumatic stress disorder. So when he went on Tuesday to another facility, the VA Oakwood, Georgia, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, he flipped on his smartphone camera. ... Unforunately, Dorsey's case...
  • What VA scandal? Wait times for veteran's medical care still soaring

    06/22/2015 7:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2015 | Rick Moran
    No one at the VA has gotten the ax for falsifying records that showed veterans waiting months for medical care. And no one will probably be fired for continued incompetence at the VA. Washington Times: The number of veterans seeking health  care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported. The VA also faces a budget  shortfall of nearly $3 billion, the Times reported in a story posted...
  • happy fathers Day for Those whom served their country but have passed on.

    06/21/2015 4:34:05 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 6 replies
    06/21/2015 | hondact200
    happy father's day for those whom served. But have passed away. did not see any thread honoring those whose Fathers who have served but have passed away.
  • Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding Falls Far Short

    06/20/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    N Y Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    One year after outrage over health care allegedly shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is but again facing crisis. The number of veterans on waiting lists of one month or more is now 50 percent higher than it was during the height of last years institutionalized: "delay is cheaper than dirt" directive and "dead vets cost less" budget cover-ups came to light. Mr. Gibson, deputy secretary indicated possible savings options by rationing new treatments to older veterans and excluding patients who have advanced terminal diseases or a persistent vegetative state or dementia. The agency (also) needs to...
  • The mysterious case of $54 million VA spent on prosthetics in $24,999 payments

    06/17/2015 6:16:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | June 16, 2015 | Lisa Rein
    The payments couldnt help but catch the attention of the top procurement official at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Employees in the purchasing department of a VA hospital in the Bronx had used government purchase cards like credit cards at least 2,000 times to buy prosthetic legs and arms for veterans. Each time they swiped the cards, it was for $24,999. That was precisely one dollar below VAs charging limit for purchase cards. When word reached Congress about the $54,435,743 worth of prosthetics bought under such odd circumstances over two years the subject of an inspector general investigation announced...
  • VETS TOLD THEY CAN 'BUY BACK' 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    06/16/2015 2:26:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    WND ^ | June 5 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    A legal team investigating the Obama administrations order that certain American military veterans deemed incompetent give up their weapons says the problem is worse than expected. People who live with veterans now are being ordered not to possess a gun, and some veterans are told they can buy back their Second Amendment rights by giving up their veterans benefits. This is simply unbelievable, On the one hand the [Veterans Administration] and the FBI have found veterans to be mentally ill and too dangerous to be allowed to own firearms, while on the other hand allowing these allegedly dangerous people to...
  • France: Muslim savages attack elderly veterans of the Algerian war

    06/14/2015 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 6/14/15 | sheikyermami
    Elderly French veterans of Algerian war attacked during annual picnic: Were going to Charlie Hebdo you, you filthy French shit!For me, dear readers, this is a personal matter. My French relatives lost everything in Algeria. I grew up during that war, and I learned a few things about Islam back then. (SY)The incident took place on Sunday afternoon close to the district of Grandes Terres in Saint-Fons close to Lyon.As it does every year, the FNACA (Federation of ex-servicemen in Algeria) of Saint-Fons organised a picnic. But this time, nothing happened as expected..When the tables had just been set up...
  • Filibuster of Veterans Bills

    06/14/2015 9:12:35 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 11 replies
    Vanity | June 14, 2015 | Self
    I am having an argument with a Lib, his stance is that the Repubs have filibustered all veterans bills in the senate, when I look at the congressional record, it seems the bill never got out of committee. However, there are a mountain of websites claiming the repubs are filibustering vets, for example: Some of the bills that they filibustered - bills that would have helped American people in this difficult economy: H.R. 12 - Paycheck Fairness Act H.R. 448 -- Elder Abuse Victims Act H.R. 466 - Wounded Veteran Job Security Act H.R. 515 - Radioactive Import Deterrence Act...
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Donates $152,000 to the USO

    06/11/2015 4:49:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    The numbers tell the story as bidding and buying come to a close for the second annual The Four-Star Salute, an online charity auction, in-store promotion and online sweepstakes sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to support military families. A total of 935 bids were received on 87 auction items during the 15-day online auction. $60,000 was raised to be donated to the USO, a nonprofit dedicated to lifting the spirits of Americas troops and their families.
  • In effort to fix woes in VA care, (Rep.) Moulton (D-MA) taps own experience

    06/07/2015 1:31:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jessica Meyers
    Seth Moulton had earned two medals in Iraq for his valor. Hed witnessed brutal combat in four tours with the Marines. But none of that mattered when he showed up at the Veterans Health Administration hospital in Washington, D.C., where staff could not find records. Well consider taking you as a humanitarian case, a hospital staffer told Moulton, unaware that the would-be hernia patient was also a newly elected Massachusetts congressman. Thus began Moultons frustrating experience with the Veterans Affairs health system, a personal sampling of a chronically troubled medical bureaucracy that has drawn complaints from veterans, demands for improvements...
  • GOP hopefuls skip IA pig-roast/cycle-ride leave Harley enthusiasts Walker & Perry to impress on hogs

    06/06/2015 3:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    the London Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers in Des Moines
    * Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and co. are taking off from a Harley-Davidson dealership this morning in Des Moines for a 39 mile ride to Boone * Ride honoring the nation's veterans attracted only one candidate for the White House: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker * Perry will also ride with a group of veterans to Ernst's first annual 'Roast and Ride' but he's starting in Perry, Iowa * Will keep the spotlight on Perry, who is making the journey with Taya Kyle, wife of 'American Sniper,' and Marcus Luttrell, the 'Lone Survivor' * A half a dozen current and presumed...
  • Army combat veteran's call for help lands him in jail

    05/31/2015 8:24:52 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | May 31, 2015 | Mandy Locke
    <p>For years, Ryan Broderick has been trapped inside his mind, watching a constant reel of explosions that rocked the Army vehicles he had scrubbed of blood during three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p> <p>Since January, Broderick has been stuck inside a real jail, fortified by cinder blocks, surrounded by barbed wire. The government that Broderick upended his life to serve locked him up in Edgecombe County, about 75 miles east of Raleigh.</p>
  • Call For US Veterans & 'Red Listers' To Go Into 'Ghost Mode' w/Obama's Martial Law Plans Exposed...

    05/31/2015 5:51:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    All News Pipeline ^ | May 31, 2015 | Stefan Stanford
    With Jade Helm 15 now viral across America and internet trolls and fools attempting to downplay the fact that Barack Obama has a clearly outlined policy of intending to use the US Military against Americans, aka martial law, this Washington Times story from May 28th, 2014 is getting an awful lot of attention from the alternative media as it PROVES beyond a shadow-of-a-doubt that Obama will indeed use our own public servants against us while clearly outlining why this may likely soon take place. We also learn that a US Vet is suggesting that other Vets and those on the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/29/2015) [Prayer]

    05/28/2015 9:29:32 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 23 replies
    29 May 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins. Mark 2:22 (NIV) ----
  • Patriot Paws Service Dogs for Veterans

    05/28/2015 10:41:53 AM PDT · by wildbill · 2 replies
    Texas Country Reporter ^ | 5.27.2015 | Bob Phillips
    This is a TV program that reports on an organization that trains and donates Service Dogs to disabled veterans. A wonderfully moving short film about the program and how it serves our vets. And the charity serves a double purpose. Some of the trainers are female inmates of the Texas Dept. of Corrections--and they are learning something too. Go to> https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=K8w9nrvaEgw
  • After 20 Years, A SEAL Deploys To Civilian Life

    05/28/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 28, 2015 | Karl Rove
    Sent into combat zones 11 times, Brian ORourke now will be battling for veterans well-being.A week that Americans started by remembering those who gave all in our countrys service is a fitting time for Special Operations Chief Brian ORourke to retire from the Navy. He has been a SEAL for two decades, the last nine years with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development GroupDevGru, commonly called SEAL Team Six. It has been a remarkable journey for Mr. ORourke, who entered the Naval Academy in 1990, bent on becoming a SEAL. Counselors suggested he switch to a less demanding major than...
  • All Gave Some, Some Gave All -- Memorial Day Salute

    05/28/2015 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Larry Elder
    On November 11, 2011, Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal for the 20,000 black Marines of Montford Point, the first blacks to serve as Marines. I write about Staff Sgt. Elder -- and my struggle to understand him -- in my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son." On August 13, 2013, Col. Jason Bohm, commander, "Fighting 5th," United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, made the following remarks: "We are honored that you joined us today to recognize the service of one of our own, Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder. ... "In the days leading up to World War II,...
  • Police: U.S. Airman Marcell Willis Shoots Walmart Workers, Kills Self

    05/27/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A U.S. airman with no apparent motive walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks police said the shooting a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Willis was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, about a dozen miles west of the city....
  • Group of US veterans to go overseas to fight ISIS (VIDEO)

    05/27/2015 11:11:43 AM PDT · by Freeport · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May. 23, 2015 | N/A
    Video at link only.
  • Understanding Memorial Day. Congresswoman speaks to more than 400 at Monday evening event

    05/27/2015 5:42:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA There are two things Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally dislikes about Memorial Day. One is people who wish others a Happy Memorial Day, which means they have no idea of the significance of the day. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice those who served in the nations armed forces and gave their lives and there is nothing joyful about that, she told more than 400 people who attended the late Monday afternoon ceremony at the state-operated Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantrymans Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • War Documentarian: Veterans Awed By Valor, Sacrifice Of Millennials Fighting In Iraq

    05/25/2015 12:47:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    Americas war veterans are among the most unappreciated members of society. Countless films and documentaries put out by Hollywood and the mainstream media fail to accurately depict their true grit and the horrors they have faced battling evil around the world.
  • Ballad of the Green Baret (Let's sing along!)

    05/25/2015 11:37:23 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 11 replies
    Fallen Heroes Channel ^ | May 25, 205 | SSgt Barry Sadler
    Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Trained to live, off nature's land Trained in combat, hand to hand Men who fight by night and day Courage deep, from the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Back at home a...
  • Remember

    05/25/2015 11:07:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    Remember On this day, remember The men who died And, for their sake, don't ever forget The loved ones they left behind They gave it all For you and me They paid the full and final price To keep us strong and free Despite their worst fears They took the bloody field They faced the awful foe They would not yield Greater love for his friends Can no man show Than to give his life And take the blow Christ set the perfect example Long ago, across the sea Of service, of sacrifice, of suffering To set, and to keep,...
  • Do we really want to remember our heroes on Memorial Day?

    05/25/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by ProfDavidASmith · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David A. Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? Not just to claim to one day per year, but really to do so in a meaningful way? If by remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can remember those who have given their lives in war.
  • Do Americans Really Want to Remember Their War Heroes?

    05/25/2015 10:21:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? If by saying remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can take some time to think of those who have given their lives in war. But in reality, Memorial Day ought to involve something more substantive than merely remembering. What the day really calls for is commemorating, but very little in our contemporary culture is particularly attuned to having the orientation toward history that would make this truly...
  • The Unknown Soldier

    05/25/2015 9:14:30 AM PDT · by heartwood · 3 replies
    David Jay Portfolios ^ | 5/25/2015 | David Jay
    There are no words, only pictures of wounded veterans. Please go to the site, and click through.
  • Memorial Day 2015: A Day of Remembrance

    05/25/2015 6:37:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-25-2015 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Winston Churchill As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.We rememberWe mourn for those lostAnd we mourn for those theyve left behindAs we reflect again on the the steep price of freedom.By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the brave...
  • Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 81 replies
    Self | May 25th, 2015 | Myself
    "I dont trust anyone who was in the military." - sickoflibs, posted last night.
  • MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE: Ballad of the Bloody Shoes

    05/25/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 1 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 25, 2015 | R.G. Yoho
    As I sat all alone in the courthouse square, an old man named Sam approached me there. His once-dark locks were now all gray. His eyes were bright, sharp, and clear. They pierced your soul, your heart, your mind, and showed not a trace of fear. He looked tired and weary, aged past his years. His lips held a smile, but his hand wiped a tear
  • Liberals Disgrace Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 4:44:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    As ISIS continues its orgy of rape and beheadings in Ramadi, perhaps our president could show a rare flash of dignity by simply slipping out the back door of the White House and down the road to the links instead of putting on his annual farce of honoring the sacred dead at Arlington. If he gave one half a damn about those who gave their lives for this country, the black flag wouldnt be flying over the cities and towns purchased with the blood of so many valiant warriors. But Barack Obama, like the rest of the liberal elite, cares...
  • National restaurant chain offers veterans a free meal

    05/24/2015 3:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | May 24, 2015 | Victor Venegas
    EL PASO, Texas -- On the day to remember America's war dead, Twin Peaks is saying thank you to military veterans by offering a free meal this Memorial Day. The national chain is making the meals available to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces at all its locations in the Borderland and across the country. The offer is valid for lunch or dinner. Veterans will get to choose a free entre from a special menu, which includes Blackened Chicken Quesadillas and Fish Tacos.
  • Unquestionable courage & sacrifice

    05/24/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery's pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding our republic, even in death. On a sunny spring day, a lone figure held a tiny flag blowing vigorously in the wind as he knelt before a headstone. He held a conversation with a lost service member, perhaps a son or daughter, alternating between amusement and grief. Taps played from off in the distance. Only the heartless could fail to be touched by the raw emotion of that moment or by the somber presence of...
  • Memorial Day: Remembering a generation defined by duty, one woven into our national tapestry

    05/24/2015 2:30:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Llewellyn King
    Seventy years ago, we celebrated the end of World War II in Europe. That celebration is not the first memory of my childhood but it is one of the clearest. I was a 5-year-old boy in Cape Town, South Africa, proudly displaying a paper Union Jack, the familiar British flag, and watching the victory parade. I often wonder where the flags came from before offset printing and photocopying in time for the parade. Someone knew victory was at hand. There was a palpable, universal happiness though more subdued, I am told, than the outbursts that greeted the...
  • Hollywood, star Gary Sinise now entertains only for veterans

    05/21/2015 9:54:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Althoff
    Uses his stardom to do a little more Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans what he called vets nights in the late 1970s, long before he was a household name thanks to his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the man who loses his legs in the jungles of Vietnam. Even before he portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor, the Vietnam commander saved by Forrest Gump from certain death in the 1994 best picture winner, the Chicago native and co-founder of the iconic Steppenwolf Theater knew he had to do something to give back to Americas heroes. I...
  • ...Michelle Obama Joins the Elizabeth Dole Foundation at the 2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit...

    ....Michelle Obama, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, Tom Hanks, and Pastor Joel Osteen will all play a part in a special week devoted to military and veteran caregivers, hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, May 19 21, in Washington, DC.
  • Gov. Palin at the SEAL-NSW Fundraiser on the USS Iowa

    05/17/2015 8:58:42 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 3 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 05-17-2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin attended last nights fundraiser for the SEAL Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation aboard the USS Iowa in San Pedro, California.
  • Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa

    05/17/2015 7:50:12 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    US for Palin ^ | May 17th, 2015 | Ron Devito
    Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin honors SEALs aboard the USS Iowa last night at a dinner gala and auction held by the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. In a brief interview with Ruben Jay, she said, what an honor for Todd and I to be here. This is iconic of course the history of this chunk of metal and what it represents; the history and the representative that it is of the virtues and characteristics of our military. Its an honor to be here to help raise money for families of Navy SEALs and...
  • VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately

    05/15/2015 7:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a Veterans place of residence and the nearest VA medical facility using driving distance rather than straight-line distance. This change has been published in the Federal Register and is effective immediately. VA is pleased to announce the distance calculation change from straight-line to driving distance for the Veterans Choice Program, said Secretary Robert McDonald. This update to the program will allow more Veterans to access care when...
  • NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer (100 earmarked for disabled veterans)

    05/15/2015 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Treehugger ^ | May 12, 2015 | Derek Markham
    In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.Food carts, while being convenient for consumers and a good small business venture for foodies and entrepreneurs, are also a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, as well as being potential public safety hazards from their onboard propane tanks. And in a metropolis like New York City, with some 8000 mobile food carts on the streets, the environmental and health effects of...
  • Joint Chiefs to Get Overhaul as Obama Presidency Nears Final Approach

    05/11/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 26 replies
    Military.com ^ | | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Brendan McGarry
    President Obama plans to overhaul the Joint Chiefs of Staff this year as he seeks to replace a handful of longtime members whose terms are coming to a close. Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as chairman this fall. He also tapped Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, head of U.S. Transportation Command, to replace Navy Adm. James Sandy Winnefeld as vice chairman. In the roles since 2011, Dempsey and Winnefeld are expected to retire after their current two-year terms end in October and August, respectively. Whats more,...
  • Lynchburg veterans mark 700th week of military support rally(started right after 9/11)

    05/08/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by AppyPappy · 3 replies
    The 700th consecutive "Support our Troops" rally was held Friday at Monument Terrace. Men and women have gathered along Church Street every Friday since November of 2001.
  • Veterans Affairs Employee Stole $150,000, Spent it on Strippers and Prostitutes

    05/05/2015 2:15:09 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 5, 2015 | BY: Brent Scher
    A former Veterans Affairs employee who managed one of the departments retail stores admitted that he stole $150,000 from the store and spent it on strippers, prostitutes, and gambling, according to the Justice Department.
  • Wounded Warrior Charity Unleashes HellOn Other Veteran Groups

    05/04/2015 7:05:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/4/15 | Mak`
    What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully? For a charity supposedly devoted to helping veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project spends an enormous amount of time suing or threatening to sue small non-profitsspending resources on litigation that could otherwise be spent on the vets they profess to serve. At issue is the Wounded Warrior Projects brand: the charity has become particularly litigious over the use of the phrase wounded warrior or logos that involve silhouetted soldiers. At least seven such charities have discussed their legal problems with The Daily Beast. The Wounded Warrior...
  • George W. Bush Bikes 100K With Wounded Vets

    05/03/2015 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former President George W. Bush doesnt like to complain. How can he when hes riding through sunny trails alongside some of our nations heroes? Number 43 kicked off the 5th annual Warrior 100K in Crawford, Texas, a three-day bike event held to recognize wounded warriors.Fox Newss Dr. Marc Spiegel caught up with the former president before he hit the trails Thursday. President Bush explained what made this group of bikers so special.President George W. Bush's 2015 W100k bike ride (Video) Were here riding with people that got hurt. Yet theyre refusing to let their injury consign them to a dull,...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • CNNs Brooke Baldwin Blames Military Veterans For Baltimore Riots VIDEO

    04/28/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2015 | Alex Griswold
    While conducting an interview with Democratic Maryland Representative Elijiah Cummings, CNN host Brooke Baldwin questioned whether the violence in Baltimore had something to do with the amount of military veterans in the police department. Another thing that has to be done here, is weve really got to look at our police department, Cummings began.
  • Quake avalanche kills 8 at Nepal's Everest Base camp

    04/25/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/15 | Reuters
    An avalanche triggered by a deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday buried a part of the base camp for climbers bound for Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, Nepal's tourism ministry said. "The toll could go up, it may include foreigners as well as sherpas," tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha said.
  • College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat

    04/24/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 31 replies
    WJHG TV ^ | April 23, 2015 | WJHG.com, Kelly Baumgarter
    Twice a year Panama City Beach welcomes our wounded heroes into the community for the Warrior Beach Retreat, but an event aimed at honoring our nation's veterans took a different turn at their hotel. A group of college students didn't show these veterans the respect they deserve. "They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that's just so disrespectful and it hurts. I come and I feel honored and I feel safe and that I belong, but now I feel like I'm defending myself," said wounded veteran Nicholas Connole. Veterans say they were shocked at the...
  • Palm to the head: VA manager forced underlings to pay his wife $30 for fortune telling

    04/23/2015 5:04:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-23-15 | David Boyer
    In a voice choked with emotion, Rustyann Brown told lawmakers Wednesday how the Department of Veterans Affairs routinely turned its back on veterans and their families, even in death. Mrs. Brown, a former employee in the VAs Oakland office, was assigned one day in 2012 to a special team given the job of reviewing more than 13,000 veterans claims dating back to the mid-1990s that had never been addressed. As they sorted through the mounds of papers, she said, they often discovered that the veterans had long since died without receiving the requested benefits. In those cases, Mrs. Brown testified,...