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  • VA whistleblowers finally exonerated

    07/25/2015 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s a rare day when we have a story about the Veterans Administration which winds up focusing on some good news. No… before you get your hopes up, the agency has not been fixed. But there is at least one small sliver of justice coming down the pike which might begin to make the entire ordeal seem worth the battles involved. It seems that the people who blew the whistle on the agency’s corrupt, failed practices and were later punished for doing so are getting some measure of restitution for their trials. (From the WaPo) These whistleblowers have now been...
  • Pinocchio in The White House Press Room

    07/16/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16,2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If anyone needs further evidence the White House is out of touch with reality, it came in an official statement this week that President Obama has made the world a more tranquil place. This was the White House's exaggerated response to a well-documented, front page Wall Street Journal story that concluded "the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn't been seen since the late 1970s." The article also charged that under this administration, "U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous." This should be obvious to anyone who's been following foreign events -- make that crises -- since Barack Obama,...
  • Politics Have Trumped Ethics In The Obama Administration

    05/22/2014 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal broke under the George W. Bush administration, heads rolled. So far, Shinseki seems immune from similar accountability. Almost nothing that former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius promised before, during or after the implementation of the ill-starred Affordable Care Act came true. She was also cited by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel...
  • The Roots of Obama's Madness with Veteran's Scandal

    05/20/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Finally we get to witness the president mad about something. To understand exactly what he's mad about, let's cut to the before and after pictures of the Veterans Administration scandal. So like two weeks ago, dude, when this story first broke of veterans dying because of substandard care, Obama didn't seem so mad then. After all, the guy running the Veterans Administration is still running the show. Two weeks, to me, seems like a long, long time ago for Obama to suddenly be mad. There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and...
  • VA Fast-Tracks Sex Change for Manning While Vets Die on Waiting Lists (Sickening)

    05/17/2014 8:32:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/16/14 | t rose
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has formally approved the request of Pvt. Bradley Manning, convicted for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, to be temporarily transferred out of military custody in order to undergo expensive hormone therapy and surgery to become a woman. Manning, whose taxpayer-funded request to change his name from Bradley to Chelsea was approved last month by a Kansas court, has been able to obtain repeated diagnoses from military doctors that he suffers from gender dysphobia; a condition of someone discontented with the sex they were assigned with at birth. It was first listed as a medical condition in...
  • The VA's Deadly Bureaucratic Drones

    05/16/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    At least 40 American veterans are dead thanks to bureaucratic delays at Veterans Affairs clinics. But you wouldn't know it from VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki's bland and bloodless demeanor at a Senate hearing Thursday. He droned on like an apathetic office manager fielding complaints about the copier being jammed. Shinseki told the Senate panel he "can't remember" getting warnings from federal watchdogs last fall about ghost clinics and double-scheduling schemes. He said he was "not aware" of explosive book-cooking allegations like the ones at a Fort Collins, Colo., VA facility, where employees were ordered to make their records...
  • Senate Democrat: The VA Is Actually Pretty Awesome, Veterans Love it

    05/14/2014 12:08:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Thats an incredible statement given what we now know. To wit, at least seven Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities have now come under heavy criticism for essentially leaving veterans to die. This is not hyperbole. Wait times for routine procedures have been unconscionably long at some VA hospitals; patients sometimes wait for care that never comes, or if it does, comes much too late. (As many as 40 veterans at one VA hospital alone, in Phoenix, AZ, have died waiting for care). These deaths were preventable. Meanwhile, bureaucrats have invented new ways of meeting basic wait-time standards without actually doing...
  • VA Rejects New Yorks Gun Control Law Mandating Mental Health Reporting (w/video)

    03/16/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Guns.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | By S.H. Blannelberry
    On Monday, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs told New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take his new gun law and shove it where the sun dont shine. To clarify, Gov. Cuomos NY SAFE Act requires mental health professionals to turn over to the government the names of patients that may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, so that bureaucrats can then decide whether that individuals Second Amendment rights should be terminated and his/her guns confiscated. Okay, to be honest, the VA didnt literally say, Shove it! But they did adamantly say that they would not comply with...
  • Koepp: VA Bans words "God" and "Jesus" from veterans' funerals

    06/29/2011 12:05:41 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/29/11
    On Fox now, Marylin Koepp, with the National Memorial Ladies. She is reporting that the VA banned the group from saying either "God" or "Jesus" at veterans' funerals in Houston. Haven't seen this reported anywhere else.
  • Letter to Senator Webb - Obamacare

    12/31/2009 8:49:52 AM PST · by satan · 2 replies · 434+ views
    In todays Washington Times a lead article begins with the sentence Leading Democrats like to hold up the Veterans Benefits Administration as an example of how well government can provide health care. On this I must comment. What I shall describe below is a comparison of my treatment under the current MEDICARE/TRICARE system and that received from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Keep in mind that my treatment by VA was probably expedited as I was already receiving disability and was not new to the VA system when the claim described below was submitted. Someone newly entering the VA system...
  • UPDATE: FEDERAL JUDGE FINES VA FOR SHREDDING CRITICAL DOCUMENTS ... IN 1987 (Not Blue Water Navy)

    10/20/2008 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Right Winged American · 2 replies · 602+ views
    VA WatchDog dot Org ^ | Oct 20, 2008 | Larry Scott
    UPDATE: FEDERAL JUDGE FINES VA FOR SHREDDING CRITICAL DOCUMENTS ... IN 1987VA's decades-long history of document destruction and falsified performance reports comes back to hauntby Larry Scott(research by Eric)The story in The New York Times was headlined: V.A. Is Fined For Purging Files In Radiation Case. The date was January 11, 1987. Article is here... http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE6DD1039F932A25752C0A961948260&scp=4&sq=Shredder%20Veterans%20records&st=cseIn part, the article explains the ruling: The Veterans Administration must pay an estimated $115,000 in penalties for trying to purge its files of potentially embarrassing documents, a Federal judge in San Francisco ruled last week. The agency had been ordered to supply the documents...
  • VA still seeking Vets exposed in Cold War Tests (Project 112/SHAD)

    04/14/2005 6:29:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 51 replies · 1,774+ views
    U.S. Veteran's Administration ^ | Arpil 14, 2005 | Jeff Head
    VA Contacts Project SHAD Veterans WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun to contact veterans (since 2002) who participated in certain military tests involving biological and chemical warfare materials during the 1960s about medical care and benefits to which they may be entitled. We are committed to helping every veteran who took part in these tests, said Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. If we find any medical problems or disabilities we can attribute to Project SHAD, well ensure these veterans receive the benefits they deserve. From 1963 through 1970, the Department of Defense (DoD) conducted...
  • Medical Students Claim Dallas VA Hospital Staff Incompetent

    01/27/2005 11:06:34 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 128 replies · 2,583+ views
    Survey rips VA nurses Medical students say Dallas hospital staff incompetent; chief says problems are 'isolated' 10:20 PM CST on Monday, January 24, 2005 By DOUG J. SWANSON / The Dallas Morning News Medical students at the Dallas veterans hospital, which was recently ranked the worst in the nation, say its patients have been neglected, abused and sometimes left alone to die by incompetent and uncaring nurses. "I would hate to be a patient under the care of any of the nurses at this institution," one student wrote in response to an annual survey by the U.S. Department of Veterans...
  • Washington Team Sent to Evaluate Conditions at Dallas VA Hospital

    01/27/2005 11:00:15 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 3 replies · 598+ views
    Special team to evaluate VA hospital D.C. sending experts this week; hospital replaces chief of nurses 07:17 AM CST on Thursday, January 27, 2005 By DOUG J. SWANSON / The Dallas Morning News The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington will send a special team this week to investigate problems in patient care at the troubled Dallas veterans hospital. The team will include "medical experts whose purpose is to address concerns raised," the VA said Wednesday in a written statement. Also Wednesday, officials at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center said they had replaced the chief of nursing. However,...
  • Dallas VA Hospital Called Nation's Worst

    01/27/2005 10:55:17 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 21 replies · 1,653+ views
    Dallas VA hospital is nation's worst Officials say they've eliminated most problems in federal report 07:00 AM CST on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 By DOUG J. SWANSON / The Dallas Morning News The Dallas veterans hospital is so dirty, dangerous and poorly managed, federal investigators have found, that it ranks as the worst such medical center in the country. Investigators' report says the Dallas veterans hospital 'did not maintain a consistently clean and safe environment.' An inspector general's report for the Department of Veterans Affairs said the scores for the North Texas Health Care System place it last among all...
  • War Veterans Overloading VA

    10/06/2004 7:15:33 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 7 replies · 460+ views
    Military Dot Com ^ | 10/06/04 | staff
    Home Resources News Travel Shop Money Careers Education Join the Military Community War Veterans Overloading VA Thousands of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical injuries and mental health problems are encountering an overburdened benefits system, and officials and veterans groups worry that the challenge could grow as the nation remains at war. The disability benefits and health care systems that provide services for about 5 million American veterans have been overloaded for decades, with a current backlog of more than 300,000 claims. And as of Aug. 1, nearly 150,000 National Guard and reservist veterans became eligible...
  • War and Disabilities

    01/14/2004 5:45:02 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 373+ views
    News Max ^ | Jan. 14, 2004 | Michael Arnold Glueck and Robert J. Cihak
    War and Disabilities Michael Arnold Glueck and Robert J. Cihak Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 New Diagnoses and Strategies Create Both Short- and Long-term Problems for Medicine and the Military War is hell and becoming even more hellish. The "advancement" of technology has provided new ways to live and terrible ways to die. Those who live because of body armor now face hellish injuries to what's left of limbs and looks. These in turn provide new challenges to medicine and the military. The Body Armor Trap While there has been a generational decline in infantry skills, the American infantry still widely...