Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shuklin said he’s tired of the constant “berating” of his department and thinks the negative reports may be hurting veterans access to care.
“It breaks down their confidence in the system,” the new Cabinet secretary said in a department podcast released Friday morning. “I worry there are people who need help who don’t come to us because they hear this narrative in the community.
“I’m looking for a fair and accurate balance, and I really…
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Half a million applications for healthcare under the Veteran’s Administration system are set to be discarded at the end of March due to errors on the applications themselves.
The problem is that the the VA is labeling the applications as incorrect due to application error. A whistleblower says the errors are the VA’s fault.
Scott Davis is a well-known VA whistleblower out of Atlanta, Georgia, who has testified before Congress before.…Continue
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The American Legion is trying to arrange a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss the importance of veterans service organizations, the group’s executive director said Wednesday.
“It’s important that the president meets with us, and we’re working right now to set up a meeting,” American Legion Director Verna Jones said during an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “We want to… make sure that he understands the value of [veterans service…Continue
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Liberalism really is a mental disorder.
Mental health professionals say they’re seeing more instances of a type of depression they call “post-election stress disorder” among Democrats who are still upset over Donald Trump‘s victory.
Doctors claim this unofficial medical condition is similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, which afflicts many military veterans who have experienced the horrors of war.
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WASHINGTON — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals — the vast majority within the VA system — siphoned away controlled substances for their own use or street sales, or drugs intended for…Continue
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February 20, 2017 ~TPATH~ The original story of Saint George and the Dragon dates back to the 7th century, the narrative maintaining that in a fictitious town in Libya there lived a king who chose to appease the evil dragon in the town’s lake…Continue
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The No More Black Targets campaign argues that shooting ranges and instructors should not use “menacing” black targets, and is petitioning to end the practice, citing trigger bias.
“Young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers,” notes the site for the campaign. “A disturbing potential correlation: The most popular target for shooters to learn to use their firearm is a black silhouette.…Continue
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“I am not interested in anarchy,” Marcel L. Groen, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democrats,…Continue
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House Republicans berated the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday for allowing hundreds of employees to devote all their taxpayer-funded work hours to union activities instead of helping veterans.
VA records reveal that 290,000 employees spent around 1.1 million hours on union affairs in fiscal year 2015, with 346 of those employees devoting all of their hours to official time, the Daily Caller…Continue
Added by SGT William A. Geresy (ret) on February 17, 2017 at 11:10pm — No Comments
Trump…Russia….Putin…Bigger than Watergate?
All I can say is give me a break! But this is what the DNC Trump Derangement Syndrome War Room is pushing now. Where were these people with Usurper Barry Soetoro, Hillary Clinton Holder and Lynch? I guess either their heads were in the sand or up the poop chute from kissing rear!
Watergate, I lived through it, was a failed break in of the…Continue
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Scott Adams, creator of the popular comic strip Dilbert, received his MBA from UC Berkeley and has been a major donor ever since, both in money and time. He’s a strange guy to say the least but after seeing what happened to Milo, he had this to say.
He also took to his blog to elaborate on the issue. Looks like squelching freedom of speech doesn’t pay – literally in this case.
This is a copy of a letter I have just e-mailed to my Michigan Senators Stabenow and Peters.
"I, William Geresy, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform…Continue