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  • ‘It’s Disgusting!’ Livid Woman Screams About Veteran’s Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 8:48:57 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | 21Sept17 | CBS Baltimore
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteran’s service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • VA Secretary “re-fires” person he fired in April

    09/22/2017 4:19:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Jazz Shaw
    More than a month ago we talked about the problems that VA Secretary David Shulkin was having in attempting to fire delinquent D.C. medical center Director Brian Hawkins. The soon-to-be ex-employee was in charge of a center where unsanitary conditions were placing the lives of veterans under his care at risk. On top of that, sensitive VA documents had been sent to his private email server (wait… am I the only person on the planet without a private server?) along with various other irregularities. After being placed in an administrative position during an investigation, Shulkin moved to implement new policies...
  • Enraged woman flips out on a veteran for bringing his PTSD dog into a restaurant

    09/19/2017 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 79 replies
    <p>Great Video at link: Warning: This video contains explicit language.</p> <p>Shocking footage shows an angry woman screaming at a U.S. military veteran and a restaurant’s staff members after the veteran brought his PTSD service dog into the establishment.</p> <p>The video begins with the woman already in hysterics, claiming she won’t keep her hands to herself and threatening to push the dog, who was wearing an official service dog jacket and was calmly standing off to the side with its owner. When an off-camera waitress tries to explain that the veteran is allowed to bring his dog inside because “he fought for our country,” the woman responds erratically by ranting about how her husband was a serviceman who died and asking what the waitress’s point is.</p>
  • Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?

    09/20/2017 7:42:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    New American ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man? Bob Adelmann The decision on Friday to acquit a white St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man back in December 2011 predictably set off rioting in the city. It didn’t occur to the rioters that, according to the evidence in the case, Officer Jason Stockley’s use of force was reasonable, to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited by Anthony Lamar Smith. It didn’t matter that the judge found that the state failed to prove its allegation...
  • Wounded warrior Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: Dogs are being shamefully abused in VA labs. This must stop

    09/20/2017 5:33:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Johnny "Joey" Jones
    snip... That’s why I am proud to join the majority of my fellow veterans and other Americans who support Congress’s bipartisan work to defund painful and inefficient dog experiments at the VA. This legislation is truly a light among the gloomy partisan clouds surrounding D.C. these days. With all of D.C.’s political gridlock, my dear friend and fellow double amputee and bomb technician Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and other House members deserve applause for unanimously passing legislation this summer to prohibit taxpayer funding for questionable VA research that causes dogs significant pain and distress. [puppers act...
  • VA only filling half of its medical appointments while veterans wait for weeks

    09/18/2017 6:35:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 17, 2017 | Eric Hannel
    Internal Department of Veterans Affairs data provided by whistleblowers reveals the agency is only filling about half of its capacity to make medical appointments, even as veterans continue to wait an average of at least 30 days before a medical appointment can be scheduled. The VA documents show that between July and September of 2017, the agency only used 51.44 percent of the appointments available across its healthcare system. VA documents also show there are currently 184,520 veterans across the nation waiting longer than 30 days for an appointment and more than 45,000 new veteran patients waiting more than 90...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15, 2017, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    09/15/2017 9:58:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    White House ^ | Sep 13, 2017
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 13, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15, 2017, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans are blessed with many freedoms thanks to the hard-earned battle victories and tremendous sacrifices of our military men and women. The members of our Armed Forces shine a light of freedom throughout the world, and as we celebrate our returning heroes, we also remember our heroes who never returned home. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, our...
  • Watch: 86-Year-Old WW2 Vet Picks up Old Rifle… Drops 2.6 Million Jaws [VIDEO]

    09/06/2017 1:28:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    Without question, we here at Conservative Tribune have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for those now-grizzled, old men who, more than 70 years ago, put their lives on the line in the first flush of youth to defend freedom and liberty in World War II. Our admiration and respect for one particular veteran of that war only grew after witnessing how, all these decades later, the man could still shoot a rifle with professionally trained precision, according to Veterans Today. In 2009, then-84-year-old Ted Gundy, a veteran of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge who had served in...
  • Free program helping veterans create jobs (Florida)

    09/05/2017 6:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WEAR-TV ^ | September 5, 2017 | Kristie Henderson
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — A free program is helping veterans create their own jobs. This week the University of West Florida (UWF) is hosting their Veteran Entrepreneurship Program. The UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center is one of six networking partners around the state similar to this one. Veterans interested in starting their own business can get help from the university through workshops and even online classes. Next spring the Military and Veterans Resource Center will be having intensive classes at UWF to teach those interested in having a good business concept and more. If you're worried that you don't...
  • Project VetCare: Another Nonprofit Career Mill Busted

    08/30/2017 8:35:30 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/30/17 | Bob Parks
    As we've previously noted, there are more than 16,000 nonprofits in the United States with the word "veteran" in its title. One would think with so many, there wouldn't be so many needy veterans, especially in states where politicians have repeatedly assured the public there aren't any homeless vets on the street. Again, there is a constant when it comes to any nonprofit, but especially those that claim to be helping veterans: keep the mission vague and goal literally unattainable. That way there is no gauge for real success that ever has to be achieved.
  • VA Terminates Another Whistle-Blower

    08/30/2017 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2017 | Michael Volpe
    Rather than fixing the issue, the hospital retaliated against Klein: “On May 28, 2016, after Klein’s superiors found out he’d blown the whistle on what he saw as serious problems, the VA closed his clinic and tried to fire him. When the agency learned Klein could not be fired because he was a whistleblower, his superiors forced him to sit in a room for a year, with no patients and no duties, all the while paying him his full salary of $250,000 a year,” a Fox New article from June stated.
  • Confederate memorial took a community effort

    08/30/2017 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — It took a community effort to relocate the remains of soldiers — both union and confederate — to the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. Starting in November 2006, a three-year effort together with the contributions of local civic groups and contractors helped create the “Historic Soldiers Section,” within the local state-run military cemetery. At the entrance to the one-acre, fenced section within the cemetery, are two small memorial tablets. To the north, a stone celebrating the service of union soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic. To the south, a similarly-sized stone recognizing...
  • Social Justice Warriors Want Universities To 'Ban Veterans'

    08/28/2017 3:12:46 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 8-28-2017 | Adam Sabes
    A flyer recently appeared at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) declaring that “in order to protect our academic institutions we must ban veterans from four-year universities.”The flyer is part of a new “Social Justice Collective Weekly” newsletter, which is not affiliated with the school, and is aimed at “promoting justice in our society.” The first issue of the newsletter includes an article titled “Should Veterans Be Banned From UCCS and Other Universities?” "Extremist right-wing groups must be suppressed on campus. This would include their followers: veterans." “A four-year, traditional university is supposed to be a place of learning, of...
  • Missouri Senate Candidate Tony Monetti Has Unusual Background

    08/25/2017 7:34:40 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | May 5, 2017
    On Monday, May 8, Tony Monetti, a Republican from Warrensburg, will be announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on the steps of the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence at 7 p.m. He will do the same earlier in the day in St. Louis and in Jefferson City. Monetti’s road to Independence is a testament to the living reality of the American dream and the underrated accessibility of the Republican Party. Raffaele Antonio “Tony” Monetti was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrant parents 51 years ago. His father was an electrician and his mother a stay-at-home mom. From as early as he could...
  • Newsletter On UCCS: 'Veterans Should Be Banned From Four-Year Universities'

    08/25/2017 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    KKTV ^ | 08/24/17
    A newsletter posted on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus is starting to make the rounds on social media and it states veterans should be banned from four-year universities. Several viewers asked 11 News to look into the origin of the newsletter. The letter states military veterans should be banned from classes and compares the military culture to white supremacist groups. The newsletter is titled "Social Justice Collective Weekly" and says it is the first issue. A spokesperson for UCCS said the newsletter has nothing to do with the school and does not represent the institution's views. However,...
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion

    08/23/2017 1:53:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    White House ^ | Aug 23 , 2017 | White House
    President Trump Gives Remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion - White House original copy - YouTube- full event
  • Dems hope military veterans can help flip 80 House seats (psychosis alert)

    08/22/2017 8:58:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/22/17
    Video here
  • 2018 midterms: Dems target 80 House seats; Republicans respond by going on offense

    08/22/2017 3:38:57 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 41 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Peter Doocy
    Next year’s midterm elections already have Democrats dreaming of winning a lot more than the two-dozen seats they need to re-take the House majority. (snip) And as Democrats talk about an electoral “battlefield,” they are placing new emphasis on recruiting candidates who actually have served on a real one: veterans.
  • Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

    08/18/2017 4:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dixon Evening Telegraph ^ | August 17, 2017 | Darlene Sperville, The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state, public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges. Purple Heart recipients forced to leave the service due to injury are eligible for benefits, as are dependents of service members who are killed in the line of...
  • Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell

    08/18/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Published on Oct 28, 2011 | Smithsonian Magazine
    Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell In this exclusive clip from the 1930s, Confederate veterans step up to the mic and let out their version of the fearsome rallying cry.