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Saudi king’s nephew admits to Riyadh support for ISIL

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- Jim W. Dean…”But still, it is significant that the highly visible prince was tasked with making the point, just a clue to evaluate any meaning shift…”

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Editor,World | Read More »

Blackwater guards convicted in 2007 Baghdad shooting

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- Jim W. Dean…’These convictions will dampen the “anything goes” attitute that grew out of the situation in Iraq of “shoot first and ask questions later”.

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Foreign Relations,Government,Politics | Read More »

Veterans Stand Down gives helping hand to vets in need

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It’s once again time to stand up for veterans.homeless_stand down

The ninth annual North Valley Stand Down to help homeless and at-risk veterans begins Thursday at the Shasta District Fair grounds.

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Sanders Reacts to Social Security Adjustment

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said he is “disappointed” by today’s announcement of only a 1.7 percent increase in the cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries and disabled veterans.

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Kiev government used cluster munitions in Donetsk: HRW

Kiev using these has not been an isolated incident

- Jim W. Dean…”Kiev used banned weapons to finish off the Republics and consolidate their power with the full approval of the US and EU. There was no significant outcry from the voters of either.”

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Editor,WarZone | Read More »

Veterans groups work to reopen homeless shelter in NY

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A small puddle formed on a dust- and dirt-covered floor as water dripped from a huge hole in the ceiling.

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA to Offer GI Bill Scholarships for Surviving Spouses

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U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications for college scholarships for surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty.

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Younger Veterans bypass VFW, American Legion for service, fitness groups

A new mission: After serving eight years in the Army Reserves, including a tour in Iraq, Kate Hoit wants to stay active in community service. She and other post-9/11 veterans say they feel more welcome in modern groups. (Andrew Harnik/The ... more >

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Kate Hoit served eight years in the Army Reserves, including a tour in Iraq, but when she tried to join her local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, someone asked whether she needed an application for military spouses instead.

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

The Art of Robert Hanson

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A touch of the organized side of an area where organization is resisted with vigor.

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Living | Read More »

Turkey refuses to reveal name of suspect in death of Press TV reporter

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- “If Turkey did kill her, it was sending a message to all the other journalists to keep their mouths shut.”

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,World | Read More »

Remaining Space Limited for the 2014 NCHV Vets Access to Housing Summit

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Download the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit brochure, which features an overview of the schedule for the event, Summit objectives, and hotel information.

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

ISIS in Syria train Iraqi pilots in captured jets

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- Jim W. Dean…” I am posting this as a curiosity, of which there is no shortage in the Terror Wars , and by that I mean where all sides are engaging in terror.”

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,WarZone | Read More »

VT Medicine: Concerns Regarding Ebola

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- “Diagnosing Ebola in a person who has been infected only a few days is difficult, because the early symptoms like fever are nonspecific to Ebola infection…”

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,WarZone | Read More »

Social imbalance in Europe is increasing

The young are disproportionately affected

- Jim W. Dean…”These social statistical reports tell us what we already know about who is poor. The real work begins as to why, and what can be done to fix it.”

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,World | Read More »

Female Vets Say They’ll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill

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As the war against the so-called Islamic State continues in the Middle East, political ads have for weeks been raising the specter of terrorism. And several congressional candidates with military experience say they’re the ones who can best keep America safe.

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Partnerships Battle Homelessness Among Veterans

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“Lazy” is not a word in Serafin Perez’s vocabulary.

He’s had a job since his teens. After serving in the Navy and Army for 16 years, the Iraq War veteran secured civilian employment in private security.

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

The China-US Economies hold some big surprises

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- Jim W. Dean…”China does hold a trillion dollars our debt and more currency reserves than anybody, so you have to give the still Communist Chinese credit.”

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,World | Read More »

EU Sanction Losses $65 billion for 2014

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-Jim W. Dean…”This current news hopefully will trigger some major political repercussions as to how the sanction craziness really all happened.”

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Corruption,Editor,Foreign Relations,Government,Politics | Read More »

VA Secretary McDonald Urge Medical Students to Care for Vets

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.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA.

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Sen. John McCain Comes to Lousiana for Veterans Rallies

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Former presidential candidate John McCain is campaigning across the state of Louisiana with U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Bill Cassidy.

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Israeli lobby seeks to block UK parliament vote on Palestine: Update

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- Jim W. Dean…” Will Gaza be the straw that breaks the Zionist back….finally?”

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Foreign Relations,Government,Legislation,Politics | Read More »

ISIL is closing on Baghdad airport

In response to Obama's charge to destroy ISIL, it launches major attacks in two directions

- Jim W. Dean…”Nobody in Iraq really wants to fight as they view that as a suckers came. They have no faith in their government or the military.”

October 11th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,WarZone | Read More »

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

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The federal government’s veterans preference policy has been criticized in report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which suggested that such preference causes resentment among civilian federal workers, and decreases the number of women being hired into the federal work force.

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

4,000 Veterans Personal Information Compromised

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The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio is notifying 4,000 Veterans whose personal information was compromised Wednesday.

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Iran warns Turkey over military presence in Syria

A major bomb strike inside the city

- Jim W. Dean…”I have yet to see a single Kurd in Kobani with a 20mm technical, a 50 cal. position, or any RPGs. It looks like AKs all the way.”

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,WarZone | Read More »

New Endowment Fund Helps Vets Earn Masters in Social Work

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Dwight Tate hopes that by assisting veterans in attaining a top-ranked social work education, all will benefit

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Los Alamos – Veteran Bun Ryan and Pierotti’s Clowns

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- “We got away with murder, because we were clowns,” … Lou Pierotti

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Of Interest | Read More »

ISIL, US Political Power Play

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- Jim W. Dean…”Seyed Marandi has been a highly visible media spokesman regarding the history, culture, and current geopolitical concerns for Iran.”

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Foreign Relations,Government,Politics | Read More »

Paul Ryan is Dead Wrong to Propose Cuts in Social Security and Disabled Vets Benefits

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Ryan has resurrected a discredited plan to change the formula that the federal government uses for calculating annual cost-of-living adjustments. According to published reports, Ryan said he wants to boost the Pentagon budget by taking what he called “savings” in Social Security and other programs pegged to annual adjustments in the consumer price index.

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Webinar on Stand Down Development

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Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this mission by supporting a Stand Down in your community.

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

 

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