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  • Wounded warriors coach softball to children with similar challenges

    06/17/2017 2:41:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | June 17, 2017 2:23 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. WASHINGTON — It’s a kids’ softball camp where the coaches are wounded warriors and the children face similar challenges. But this camp is about so much more than just softball. This is the fifth year the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has held a softball camp for children ages 8 to 12 who are amputees. This year, 20 kids from across the country attended the...
  • IRAQ WAR VETERAN CREATES WHEELCHAIR SNOW PLOW

    12/27/2016 8:54:28 PM PST · by rey · 8 replies
    WPVI ^ | 27 Dec 2016
    I thought many would appreciate this disabled vet giving back to his community, as though he had to, with his wheelchair snow plow. http://6abc.com/news/iraq-war-veteran-creates-wheelchair-snow-plow/1169458/
  • Limb Restoration Program Saves Soldier’s Shattered Leg

    07/27/2016 5:27:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CBS 4 DENVER ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | KATHY WALSH
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A soldier who served in Kuwait and Afghanistan nearly lost a leg after he returned home to Colorado and was in a horrific car accident. Now, Jandl Scott is working with the Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado Hospital to get back on his feet.
  • Swimming With Sharks and Other Fun Monday Games

    05/09/2016 8:07:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-9-2016 | MOTUS
    Let the games begin! Lady M and Prince Harry kicked off the Invictus games -  an International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women – on ESPN last night in Orlando.Harry can relate to the injured warriors as he fought beside them in Afghanistan. And Lady M can relate because, um, she’s black. In America.And now, because Mondays are tough enough, I’m just going to shut up.And keep swimming. Cuz that’s what sharks do.And then I’m going for a relaxing massage:And then I’m going to bake one of Lili’s little chocolate cakes – and eat the whole...
  • New Project for Wounded Warrior Charity: Regain Trust

    03/22/2016 5:49:22 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes/Military.com ^ | 20 Mar, 2016 | Dianna Cahn
    Wounded Warrior Project said last week's dismissal of two top executives has brought order to the popular veterans charity, but recipients of services are worried, donors are jittery and experts contend it's not going to be that simple to regain the public's trust. "They are on thin ice right now," said Doug White, a teacher who leads Columbia University's master's program in fundraising. "In the nonprofit world, we don't have assets. We have trust. Once you let that go, it's a long, long climb back." The move by the organization's board last week to dismiss the charity's two top executives...
  • Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right

    01/29/2016 12:00:16 AM PST · by paltz · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/28/16 | Tucker Carlson
    About 15 years ago, I said something nasty on CNN about Donald Trump’s hair. I can’t now remember the context, assuming there was one. In any case, Trump saw it and left a message the next day. “It’s true you have better hair than I do," Trump said matter-of-factly. “But I get more pussy than you do." Click. At the time, I’d never met Trump and I remember feeling amused but also surprised he’d say something like that. Now the pattern seems entirely familiar. The message had all the hallmarks of a Trump attack: shocking, vulgar and indisputably true. Not...
  • Donald Trump throws a grand old party

    01/28/2016 11:26:07 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    No one ever really doubted that Donald Trump could pull off a major counter-programing feat -- even when competing with a GOP debate that was expected to draw millions of viewers. He did it Thursday night, dazzling a crowd of hundreds of enthusiastic supporters by announcing that he had raised more than $6 million for veterans in one day -- $1 million of it from his own checkbook. "We love our vets," he said.
  • Wounded Warrior Project criticized for how it spends donations

    01/28/2016 8:44:49 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    wcvb ^ | 1-28-2016
    The Wounded Warrior Project is coming under fire after being accused of wasting donations meant for soldiers and their families. Videos highlight the plight of wounded veterans and ask Americans to donate generously. And generously they have. In 2014, Wounded Warrior Project received about $300 million in donations, but the organization is under criticism after former employees allege the charity spends lavishly on staff parties and travel. They allege the Wounded Warrior Project spent $26 million dollars on conferences and meetings in 2014 alone. "It's incredibly disturbing," Rep. Seth Moulton said. "I mean, we're talking about people who put their...
  • - PROGRAMMING ALERT - DONALD TRUMP JOINS BILL O'REILLY AT 8 PM ET ON 'THE O'REILLY FACTOR'

    01/27/2016 3:21:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016-01-27 | Fox News
    - PROGRAMMING ALERT - DONALD TRUMP JOINS BILL O'REILLY AT 8 PM ET ON 'THE O'REILLY FACTOR' TO DISCUSS TRUMP'S DECISION TO SKIP THE FOX NEWS/GOOGLE REPUBLICAN DEBATE TOMORROW NIGHT
  • CNN to host Donald Trump's counter to Thursday's GOP debate

    01/27/2016 10:52:31 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 671 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/27/2016 | Ann Coulter
    CNN says they'll be running Trump's counter-programming event for Wounded Warriors. Now we'll have to watch that.
  • Trump will 'definitely not' participate in Fox debate, campaign says

    01/26/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 278 replies
    WP ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he will not attend a debate scheduled for Thursday night in Des Moines, an unexpected twist just days before voters here launch the election process. "I probably won't be doing the debate. I'm going to have something else in Iowa," he said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. After the press conference, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to The Washington Post that Trump would "definitely not" participate in Thursday's Fox News debate. "He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Lewandowski said. "His word is his bond." He...
  • Wounded Warriors Execs Make Out Like Bandits, Actual Wounded Warriors? Not So Much…

    12/30/2015 12:51:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    dailyheadlines.net ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Culture Vigilante
    Everyone wants to support American vets and when you hear about the great work Wounded Warriors Project does for our own American vets, well, ... you just can't fight the urge to dig deep and give to support the cause. But who/what are you really supporting? Not so much the vets.... DC Clothesline: In the first version of this article, I used the 2012-2013 Wounded Warrior Project 990 Tax Forms. This updated version is using the 2013-2014 Wounded Warrior Project 990 Tax Forms. (Thank you, David Isakson, for all of your assistance) I had made some errors in my...
  • Cyber Insecurity…How the Government is Failing to Protect Money Owed to Our Seniors and Veterans

    08/05/2015 6:27:13 PM PDT · by homelandnsecurities · 3 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Homeland Insecurities
    Year after year the American people have been constantly warned of the impending doom that are their Social Security benefits due to fact that there are now more people collecting Social Security than paying into it. While the controversy over the future of Social Security is well known, what has not received much attention is that right now Americans are in danger of having their benefits delayed, and not just their Social Security checks. Veterans who fought for this country, and who are dependent on financial support from the Veterans Administration (VA) to purchase medicine or treatment could also see...
  • 22 Veterans A Day Are Killing Themselves

    06/04/2015 3:27:37 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 97 replies
    Personal | 4 June 2015 | blueunicorn6
    22 Veterans kill themselves every day. Why? I've seen this figure in print several times. These are people who were tough enough and strong enough and brave enough and dedicated enough and smart enough to make it through Basic Training, Specialty Skills Training (AIT) and the rigors of military duty. Yet, they are killing themselves when they get back to the United States. Why? The claim is that something horrible happened to them in combat. They have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. OK. Let's for arguments sake accept that every Veteran that commits suicide was involved in one or several horrible...
  • Operation Surf brings wounded heroes to Cocoa Beach

    03/20/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by shove_it · 4 replies
    CFNews ^ | 20 Mar 2015 | Jerry Hume
    COCOA BEACH -- Several combat-wounded active duty and veteran service members will hit the waves Friday morning in Cocoa Beach. Operation Surf, run by the California based nonprofit Amazing Surfing Adventures, teaches service members and veterans how to surf. For the first time they have taken Operation Surf to Florida. Fourteen military members will participate in the week long surfing event in Cocoa Beach. Many of the military members have served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, continuing to suffer from physical and psychological disabilities. The goal of the event is to help them relax and rehabilitate. “It’s got its...
  • Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture

    11/16/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-15-14 | Jimmy Stamp
    n a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed “silver” architecture. The idea came to her after taking her father to a top-notch, “green” medical center that was surprisingly unaccommodating for older patients. Sure, sustainability is important, but a building needs to do more than perform efficiently and attract millennials. Aronson notes: Such approaches once may have made sense from a business perspective, but current demographic realities are creating financial and practical reasons to build...
  • God’s Call to Warriors

    09/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | April, 2014 | Gen. Jerry Boykin
    I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (NIV). Exodus is pretty early in the Bible. And then in the last book of the Bible, in Revelation 19, it says He’s coming back. As what? As a warrior. It says He’s coming back riding a white horse and...
  • Barbecue Chain Serves Up Plate of Patriotism

    05/15/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 16 replies
    FOXnews.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | FOX & Friends
    Mission BBQ is a brand new chain in Baltimore, MD Area. There's one down from my office. The first time I went there, right at noon, all stopped and they honor our nation with the National Anthem. Needless to say, I'm a regular. Saw this today on Fox & Friends. If something like this can thrive in the liberal cesspool of Maryland, it can work anywhere. They gave $166K to Wounded Warriors today from the sale of plastic drink cups like the one on my desk. Admin Moderator, feel free to dump this if you don't think it meets our...
  • 2014 COPO Camaro No. 001 Fetches $700,000 At Barrett-Jackson

    01/27/2014 3:49:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    DragZine ^ | 1/27/14 | Andrew Wolf
    In case you missed it during the FOX networks coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale classic car auction over the weekend, Chevrolet Performance’s first 2014 COPO Camaro factory race car, numbered No. 1 of 69 (VIN 001 to be exact), was auctioned off for charity, bringing in an impressive $700,000 winning bid— more than seven times the sticker price of a typical COPO. Many of our readers may recognize this as the very same COPO that was unveiled at the SEMA Show as a preview to the 2014 model year build, and was also on display in the Chevrolet Performance booth...
  • Sanctuary for wounded warriors gets slapped with $10,000 tax bill

    01/04/2014 5:51:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Sanctuary for wounded warriors gets slapped with $10,000 tax bill January 3, 2014 by Joe Saunders A Virginia couple who put up $1 million and 37 acres of rural land to help brothers in arms are learning the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. Ken and Julia Falke, who opened the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in September, are on the receiving end of a $10,000 property tax bill from Loudoun County. bouldercrest0103Ken Falke told Fox News in a story broadcast Thursday that the couple — operating the site as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization —...