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  • One Marine, One Ship

    11/12/2017 8:00:14 AM PST · by central_va · 22 replies
    tysknews ^ | Oct 22, 2000 | by Vin Suprynowicz
    I usually post this on veterns day but I forgot, better late than never! Oct. 26 falls on a Thursday this year. Ask the significance of the date, and you're likely to draw some puzzled looks — five more days to stock up for Halloween? It's a measure of men like Col. Mitchell Paige and Rear Adm. Willis A. "Ching Chong China" Lee that they wouldn't have had it any other way. What they did 58 years ago, they did precisely so their grandchildren could live in a land of peace and plenty.
  • Easy to see one of the main problems at the VA Hospitals..

    06/03/2014 5:51:02 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    Vanity | June 3, 2014 | vanity
    As a former CPA with the Big 4, I have worked with many hospitals, non-profits, fortune 500 companies including manufacturing, service and financial companies. This allowed me to observe many organizational structures in many professions and environments. One general rule of management is that the line of authority must be upward within a company/organization and not lateral if you want performance and accountability. This is not the case at the VA Hospitals. A department head is usually an MD who has the highest and best knowledge in their profession. However the employees under him/her do not answer to the department...
  • Meir Har-Tzion "Greatest Israeli War Hero' Dies

    03/14/2014 3:32:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MARCH 14, 2014 1:11 PM | Joshua Levitt
    Deceased Israeli War Hero Meir Har-Tzion Praised: ‘From Bar Kochba Until Har-Tzion No Warrior Came Close’ “Meir Har-Tzion, one of the greatest warriors in Israel’s history is gone… from Bar Kochba until Har-Tzion no warrior came close,” said Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett in an online eulogy of his “childhood hero,” who passed away at 80 on Friday. “Generations of warriors grew up on his books, on completing every mission no matter the cost, solitary navigation in the middle of the night, retaliation missions, non-abandonment of a friend in the field, uncompromising demands, and the love of the Land of...
  • Homeless Houston Veteran Cited for Dumpster Diving in Search for Food [Listen]

    03/11/2013 9:42:20 AM PDT · by k4gypsyrose · 12 replies
    Scouring for his next meal in a dumpster downtown, a homeless man is ticketed by Houston Police. Now, opponents point to the citation as validation of arguments against the city’s homeless feeding ordinance.
  • Gay Flag Not Welcome in Media [PA] Memorial Day Parade (partial barf)

    05/29/2012 10:50:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Roger Ricker
    I had been asked to walk in the Media Memorial Day Parade, due to knowing the veterans for many years and working with them at Veterans Nights at The Media Theatre. Ed Buffman had asked me to assist with carrying the PA Veterans Museum Banner, as has been done regularly several times before. I had with me a Gay Pride Flag, one that was to memorialize all of this country's gays and lesbians who had died in the line of duty. I wanted to drape it over my shoulders as a quiet remembrance. I was told point blank by Ed...
  • Military makes its sacred claim - A GI Bill above Criticism

    05/31/2008 10:25:54 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 7 replies · 415+ views
    FT.COM ^ | May 31st, 2008 | Christopher Caldwell
    You can measure the continuing power shift in Washington by looking at the costly package of veterans’ benefits sponsored by James Webb, the Virginia senator elected on an anti-Iraq war platform in 2006. President George W. Bush has promised to veto the measure. The scene is set for a showdown and Mr Bush is set to lose it. Over Memorial day, the editorial pages of US dailies backed Mr Webb’s bill as the least the country could do for soldiers who have sacrificed so much. A majority of Republican senators joined Mr Webb’s Democrats to render the bill veto-proof. John...
  • Why Does Johnny Come Marching Homeless?

    01/19/2008 11:50:02 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies · 129+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 01/19/2008 | By ERIN McCLAM
    LEEDS, Mass. (AP) - Peter Mohan traces the path from the Iraqi battlefield to this lifeless conference room, where he sits in a kilt and a Camp Kill Yourself T-shirt and calmly describes how he became a sad cliche: a homeless veteran. There was a happy homecoming, but then an accident—car crash, broken collarbone. And then a move east, close to his wife's new job but away from his best friends. And then self-destruction: He would gun his motorcycle to 100 mph and try to stand on the seat. He would wait for his wife to leave in the morning,...
  • Portland VA Budget Crunch Cancels Surgeries (unacceptable and disturbing)

    09/08/2004 7:56:55 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Military ^ | September 7, 2004 | Larry Scott
    In the last few weeks the Portland, Oregon VA hospital has been sending a letter to veterans informing them that their non-"life-or-limb" surgery has been cancelled or postponed. The Portland VA facility, with a satellite campus in Vancouver, Washington, serves veterans in Oregon, southwest Washington and parts of Northern California. It all boils down to dollars, or lack of them. The Portland VA, like every VA facility, is caught in a funding crisis with no end in sight. Funding for the VA has increased every year, Internet myths aside. But the dollars have not kept up with the number of...
  • GWB Speaking in St Louis on FoxNews NOW

    08/26/2003 1:02:33 PM PDT · by annyokie · 135 replies · 280+ views
    Talking about Veterens benefits!

    03/10/2003 5:26:01 AM PST · by AAABEST · 313 replies · 2,085+ views
    The Golden Gate Gazette ^ | March 10, 2003 | Kaydee Tuff
    David will take on Goliath, Mar. 13, as Southern Golden Gate Estates property owner Jesse Hardy fights the state of Florida for 160 acres of land he has called home for 27 years.Located in what is called the "Hole in the Donut," the property is part of the state's 55,000-acre buy-out to restore natural water flows to the SGGE, once slated for development.Hardy says his property is not necessary to the restoration project and will not be adversely affected by it."I'm not against any of the environmentalists' work to re-hydrate the Southern Golden Gate Estates," he says. "I'm all for...