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  • 34,000 Vets Lost Healthcare Eligibility

    07/27/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 13 replies
    Military.Com ^ | July 27,2015
    Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired.
  • Trump Names NH Vets Who Support Him - At Least Two Say They Have No Idea Why They’re On The List

    07/27/2015 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Angelo Young
    A day after Donald Trump announced the formation of “Veterans For Trump,” a small New Hampshire-based coalition that supports the bellicose business mogul’s bid for the White House, at least two of the veterans named as supporters distanced themselves from team Trump. The announcement of the veterans group came five days after Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is only considered a war hero because he was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, a World War II veteran whose name was still listed among the 51 veteran supporters on...
  • Donald Trump Surges To Commanding Lead In Post-McCain Backlash Poll

    07/24/2015 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    While his favorability rating took a hit, a new poll shows that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s comments about Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s war record are not the silver bullet many in the GOP and media hoped. A YouGov poll taken after Trump’s ill-considered remarks show his support among Republican voters has surged by double digits and well-ahead of Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, his two closest competitors. During the week of July 4-6, Trump was in first place, with 15% choosing the billionaire businessman over the rest of the field. Bush sat at 11%, which tied with Kentucky...
  • YouGov poll: Veterans view Trump more favorably than they do McCain

    07/24/2015 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23,2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    What makes those numbers even more amazing is that veterans are outliers on this. Among the wider public, McCain’s favorable rating is 40/45 while Trump’s is 34/60. You tell me: Why don’t vets prefer McCain, even as the lesser of two evils? One theory is that veterans tend to be conservative, which means they have many years of political grievances against ol’ Maverick piled up. If that were true, though, we should see McCain struggling among Republicans generally. We don’t. His favorable rating among GOPers is 57/36, slightly better than Trump’s at 57/39. Another theory: Maybe vets appreciate Trump for...
  • Trump announces 'Veterans for Trump' coalition

    07/23/2015 12:35:04 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 5 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 7/23/2015 | Sophie Tatum
    Donald Trump is rallying the troops. Literally. His campaign announced Thursday the formation of a new coalition: "Veterans for Trump." In a press release distributed by Trump's campaign, it states that the group consists of veterans in New Hampshire who have pledged support for Trump in the primary. "Our Veterans are incredibly important and I'm proud to have the support of this coalition, especially in New Hampshire, where if I am elected I will build a full-service, first-class VA hospital to ensure all New Hampshire Veterans received the care they deserve," Trump said in the statement. The press release also...
  • Around Livermore: Korean War Vets Honored at VA Center

    07/22/2015 9:38:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 7/22 | Nora Heston Tarte
    It's impossible to say "thank you" enough to the men and women who have served our country. You may acknowledge a grey-haired man wearing a veteran ball cap as you pass him on the streets, or nod your head toward the young soldier carrying a flag during the Fourth of July parade, but it will never truly be enough. There will always be more we could give to those who gave everything for America. In a continued effort to show their appreciation for America and its military, the South Korean Consulate awarded 13 local Korean War veterans the Ambassador for...
  • Lawyer: Threat widens in federal gun grab (Who will be next?)

    07/21/2015 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Vets targeted, then Social Security recipients, then those with student loans and ... It began with letters from the Veterans Administration informing returning veterans they were being declared incompetent and someone would be appointed to handle their financial affairs. The veterans then were told they, consequently, could no longer own weapons. Now the same plan is being considered for recipients of Social Security, the Los Angeles Times said. The paper said the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they “lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs.” The report describes to the...
  • Donald Trump Launches Hotline for Veterans, Calls for American Flag to be at Half-Staff....

    07/21/2015 10:37:24 AM PDT · by austinaero · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-21-15 | Alex Swoyer
    First, Trump is calling for all American flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the five military members who were killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting last week by a “devout Muslim,” as CNN described the shooter. Second, Trump is establishing a hotline and email address for veterans to share their stories on how the Veterans Administration should be reformed. He pledges that if elected president he will take care of the veteran complaints “very quickly and efficiently like a world-class businessman can do, but a politician has no clue.” The hotline is 855-VETS-352 and email is veterans@donaldtrump.com. Trump...
  • Veterans line up behind McCain against Trump

    07/20/2015 5:13:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20JUL15 | Kristina Wong
    A group representing retired military officers called Monday for Donald Trump to apologize to Sen. John McCain and all veterans for his disparaging remarks about the Arizona Republican's military service during the Vietnam War. "We should acknowledge the facts: John McCain cares deeply about our men and women in uniform, and through his actions, he has made a real difference for our troops. Mr. Trump owes Senator McCain and all veterans an apology," said Retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of Military Officers Association of America. At a Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, the real estate...
  • Trump: Illegal Immigrants Are Treated Better Than U.S. Veterans And McCain Has Done Nothing To Help

    07/20/2015 12:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    HNGN ^ | July 20, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    "Frankly, illegal immigrants get treated better than many of our vets - it's a disgrace what's happening in this country. And John McCain has done nothing about it but talk," Trump said.Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump appeared on NBC's "Today" show on Monday morning, saying that illegal immigrants get treated better than many U.S. veterans and repeatedly accusing the hosts of taking his remarks about Sen. John McCain's military service out of context. Trump called the Department of Veterans Affairs a "scandalous, corrupt organization" and said the media "has done a false number, as usual," reported The Washington Times. Over...
  • [Uploaded on July 16, 2008] Why Veterans Should Not Support John McCain

    07/20/2015 7:22:13 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 15 replies
    Cindy Brochure youtube.com ^ | Uploaded on July 16, 2008 | Cindy Brochure
    Uploaded on Jul 16, 2008 Al Santoli -- combat vet of the Vietnam War and former Congressional investigator Carol Hrdlicka --wife of a Vietnam War pilot shot down, captured, yet never returned Mike Benge -- returned POW of the Vietnam War andEleanor Apodaca -- sister of a Vietnam War MIA explain some of the reasons that: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) rates John McCain's voting record as only 20% in support of veterans, the lowest in Congress; Iraq and Afghanistan American Veterans give McCain a grade of "D"; and Vietnam Veterans of America rate McCain's voting record on veterans' issues at...
  • New Poll: Impact of Trump's remarks about McCain, on his poll standing

    07/18/2015 6:59:07 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 104 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | July 18, 2015 | truth_seeker
    New Poll open to guests..Question: Do you think Trump's remarks concerning McCain's POW status will improve, have no impact, or decrease his polling results?
  • Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

    07/19/2015 4:20:46 AM PDT · by Amntn · 37 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7/18/15 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting? An article in the Washington Post today is headlined, “Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam.” The article’s lead sentence states, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added].” Is this report accurate? In fact, Trump’s actual quote...
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • Local Marines ensure Arlington Heights veteran was buried in dress blues

    07/18/2015 5:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | July 13, 2015 | Christopher Placek
    Marines give off their own uniforms for a comrade.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vince Maranto entered the Marine Corps during the Korean War in 1951, and for the rest of his life, he lived by the slogan "Once a Marine, always a Marine." And that's the way he wanted to be buried -- in full dress blues. When Maranto died June 30, son Tony remembered his dad's wish, but years removed from the war, Vince Maranto had held onto only his coat. Tony scrambled to assemble pieces of a complete Marine uniform in the days before the funeral, calling around to surplus stores with little...
  • John McCain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs

    07/18/2015 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 185 replies
    John McCain's betrayals Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hr37eE0nO8&feature=youtu.be
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Trump: Statement on John McCain

    07/18/2015 12:23:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    Facebook page for Donald J. Trump ^ | July 18, 2015 | Donald Trump
    I am not a fan of John McCain because he has done so little for our Veterans and he should know better than anybody what the Veterans need, especially in regards to the VA. He is yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job and helping the Vets. He is also allowing our military to decrease substantially in size and strength, something which should never be allowed to happen. Furthermore, he was extremely disrespectful to the thousands upon thousands of people, many of whom happen to be...
  • Ted Cruz emerges as hero as Gawker is blasted for article that outs Condé Nast executive

    07/17/2015 1:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 17, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is the good guy in a controversial article about two gay men and an extortion attempt. If you're in a good mood, why not patronize Cruz's persona by buying some of the weirdest merchandise featuring his mug online?It's a bit of a doozy, but Gawker is catching enormous amounts of digital flak for running a story that essentially outs the sexuality of a Condé Nast executive who happens to be related to Tim Geithner, President Barack Obama's former treasury secretary. Writer Jordan Sargent received a series of text messages and emails from a male escort named...
  • President Obama coming to Pittsburgh, will address VFW convention next week

    07/17/2015 10:49:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tracie Mauriello
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is headed to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to speak to thousands of veterans in town for the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It will be Mr. Obama’s fifth speech to the national convention since 2007, and his third as president. “What we hope to hear is how he will continue to take the fight to our enemies, while keeping America safe through strong national defense and homeland security programs,” said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, a retired Air Force First sergeant from Nevada. “We also want...
  • 'Playing army': Military reservists with DEA jobs say agency bosses ridiculed their service

    07/17/2015 5:08:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    FoxNews online ^ | July 16, 2015 | Lee Ross and William LaJeunesse
    More than a dozen senior Drug Enforcement Administration agents who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as military reservists claim their bosses within the law enforcement agency ridiculed their service, assigned them to jobs their war injuries made especially difficult -- and, in one case, allegedly planted a cellphone in an agent's car to track his movements and record conversations.
  • 'Playing army': Military reservists with DEA jobs say agency bosses ridiculed their service

    07/16/2015 9:03:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Lee Ross & William LaJeunesse
    More than a dozen senior Drug Enforcement Administration agents who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as military reservists claim their bosses within the law enforcement agency ridiculed their service, assigned them to jobs their war injuries made especially difficult -- and, in one case, allegedly planted a cellphone in an agent's car to track his movements and record conversations. The agents, who have filed a formal complaint with a federal watchdog agency over allegations that date back more than a decade, believe they were singled out from other veterans within the agency because their duties caused staffing problems, according to...
  • Report: Vets' disability claims ended up in shred bins

    07/16/2015 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    www.militarytimes.com | 7:05 p.m. EDT July 15, 2015 | By Leo Shane III, Staff write
    Link Only..................... http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/07/15/ig-report-la-shred-bins-disability-claims-va-veterans-affairs-los-angeles/30197103/
  • 90-Year-Old WWII Vet Who Wanted to Stay in His Home Is Evicted on Stretcher

    07/15/2015 9:32:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/14
    Johnnie H. Hodges, who lived in his Buffalo, N.Y., home for some 60 years, refused to leave after he fell behind on his mortgage payments while caring for his sick wife, so authorities carried him out on a stretcher.The story of Johnnie H. Hodges, a 90-year-old Navy veteran of World War II, and the home that he lived in for some 60 years is chock-full of sadness and missed chances. Hodges lived in his Buffalo, N.Y., home with his wife for decades. About four years ago, Hodges spent most of his income caring for his wife, who had Alzheimer’s disease....
  • One-Third of Veterans Awaiting VA Healthcare Already Dead, Report Says

    07/14/2015 4:23:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/14/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    According to a leaked internal document from the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly one-third of veterans awaiting healthcare coverage at the VA have already died. The April 2015 report, leaked to the Huffington Post by VA whistleblower Scott Davis, indicates that 238,657 of the 847,882 veterans waiting to be enrolled in VA healthcare are already dead, suggesting that over 28 percent of veterans applying for health coverage perished while waiting for it. VA spokeswoman Walinda West played down the number, insisting that some of those listed as having “pending” status may well have not completed their applications for healthcare coverage...
  • Report: One-third of vets on pending medical care list already dead

    07/14/2015 6:02:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/15 | Martin Matishak
    An internal Veterans Affairs Department report states that about one-third of the veterans waiting to receive medical care from the agency have already died. ... as of April, 847,822 veterans were awaiting healthcare and that of those, 238,647 were already deceased. The report was handed over by Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta He also sent copies to the House and Senate VA panels and to the White House. ... VA wants you to believe, by virtue of people being able to get health care elsewhere, it's not a big deal. But VA...
  • WWII Fighter Plane Pilot Honored on Her 99th Birthday

    07/12/2015 9:29:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/12 | KATHRYN ROBINSON
    A World War II fighter pilot received an extra special present when vintage aircraft flew over Boeing Field, about five miles south of downtown Seattle, honoring Dorothy Olsen's 99th birthday, NBC Station KING reports. She was one of about 1,000 female pilots during the war and flew 22 different types of fighter planes from factories to U.S. Army Air Force bases from 1943 to 1945. After Olsen delivered the plane, male pilots would fly them overseas to combat destinations. Dorothy Olsen, left, watches the sky as vintage aircraft fly over Boeing Field, honoring her 99th birthday. "I've been lucky," Olsen...
  • Firework displays are pretty but can stress veterans with PTSD

    07/03/2015 1:34:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 104 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tanvier Peart
    Many families look forward to Fourth of July celebrations that typically include delicious food and fireworks. While there's nothing wrong with observing the day, it's important to keep those who served in mind, as they might struggle with post-traumatic stress. The nonprofit Military with PTSD is hoping to raise awareness about the effects fireworks can have on men and women who served in the military. Unfortunately noisemakers and firework displays used to commemorate our nation's independence can oftentimes be the very things that cause emotional distress on combat veterans.
  • Five World War II Veterans Tell Their Stories (Videos In The Link)

    07/03/2015 7:51:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 3, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski and Rae-Lynn Ziegler
    Recently the Free Beacon sat down with several World War II veterans to ask them about Memorial Day. After explaining the importance of the holiday, the veterans were kind enough to share their stories. Each veteran told the Free Beacon about their own unique experience in the military.
  • In Colorado, VA Officials Retire ‘Unscathed’ From Role in Growing Scandal

    07/03/2015 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Veterans Affairs employees in Aurora, Colorado, who played a role in the agency’s expanding scandal, have found a way to escape punishment – they’re retiring. In May, the building of the Aurora Veterans Affairs department was $1 billion over budget and more than a year behind schedule, ABC News reported. Taxpayers were forced to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it back on track. Contributing factors to the project's slow progress included "changes to veterans' health care needs, site-acquisition issues, and a decision in Denver to change plans from a medical center shared with a local medical university to a...
  • 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 year’s 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 couldn’t 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 VA’s 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 administration’s 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: “We’re 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 America’s 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 · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jessica Meyers
    Seth Moulton had earned two medals in Iraq for his valor. He’d 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. “We’ll 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 Moulton’s 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 O’Rourke now will be battling for veterans’ well-being.A week that Americans started by remembering those who gave all in our country’s service is a fitting time for Special Operations Chief Brian O’Rourke to retire from the Navy. He has been a SEAL for two decades, the last nine years with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group—“DevGru,” commonly called SEAL Team Six. It has been a remarkable journey for Mr. O’Rourke, 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
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  • 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 nation’s 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.