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Why Are We Sending Vets to Costa Rica (and Canada and Mexico)?

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End the US Ban on Igobaine    By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall   The psychedelic drug ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction and alcoholism in more than 190 countries, including Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Russia, China and Ukraine. Sixty years of research has demonstrated ibogaine’s effectiveness in opiate, cocaine, amphetamine, nicotine and […]

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Health,PTSD,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Explain Frustrations With VA Delays to American Legion Panel

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Michael Kelly has experienced increased swelling in his arms, pain in his legs and recurring problems with his memory since having a colonoscopy last month at the Charlie Norwood Vet­erans Affairs Medical Center.

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

LA Marathon Disrupts VA Operations

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On March 9, the LA Marathon will once again overwhelm the Los Angeles VA with an estimated 30,000 runners charging through these grounds where war-injured Veterans are trying to heal from defending our Nation’s Flag and Constitution.

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Wounded Warrior Project – Saving Sargent Ryan

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It seems the Wounded Warriors Project is coming under a lot of fire for my article about it being a legal scam.

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

VA North Texas Welcomes Holiday Donations

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First, we would like to state that the VA greatly appreciates donations made by students and organizations on behalf of our Veterans and we will always accept cards for our patients who celebrate Christmas.

January 6th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VETERANS’ CORNER: New VA regs designed to help vets with TBI

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New regulations developed recently by the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow veterans with severe traumatic brain injury and diagnosed with any of five other ailments an easier path to receive additional disability.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Fallout From Wounded Warriors — Part II

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Any time you have a conflagration of public opinion about a charity, many will rush in from both sides of the controversy angrily proclaiming its innocence or perfidy.

December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Iraq War,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

House Passes Bill That Cuts 14% From Bonuses of Staff of the VA

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VA Paid $400 Million Annually in Bonuses Despite Backlog of Veterans’ Disability Claims

December 26th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

Wounded Warriors Project A Legal Scam

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As we are coming to find out, wounded Vets are big money. Considering I’m 146% disabled, I’m trying to figure out how to tap into this.

December 8th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Roberts Redux

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The Veterans Administration is one of the largest agencies of the US government. As such, they consume the lion’s share of the finances in their administration of benefits and medical services to Veterans.

December 8th, 2013 | Posted in Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

19 Years, 7 Months and 21 Days – What Backlog?

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In what appears to be the slip showing below the hem of the dress, my latest foray into the maw of the Veterans Administration reveals a disturbing attitude at the appellate level.

November 26th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Vet News,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 04, 2013

On Nov. 1, 1945, in response to both Congress and Veterans, VA created the Prosthetic Appliance Service. In 2008, VHA established the first National Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) Day, which evolved into National PSAS Week in 2012.

November 4th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Stops Releasing Data On Injured Vets As Total Reaches Grim Milestone

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The United States has likely reached a grim but historic milestone in the war on terror: 1 million veterans injured from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But you haven’t heard this reported anywhere else. Why? Because the government is no longer sharing this information with the public.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

“Glitch” In New Health Care Law Could Cost Veterans’ Families

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A “glitch”in the Affordable Care Act [ACA] could cost some families thousands of dollars, especially veterans with children.

October 29th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

No Castration Without Representation!

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How do you handle a Liberal Progressive since you can’t deal with them in facts and they will not meaningfully debate? You have to call them out in public for the absolute failure their Marxist-Socialist policies have wrought upon the countries of this world.

October 26th, 2013 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Waxman Sends Shinseki Clear and Unambiguous Message

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On the heels of U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s explicit Summary Judgment entered against the Los Angeles VA for illegal real estate dealings, another major blow was delivered in a letter to VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki from U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman, whose 33rd District includes this largest VA in the nation.

September 19th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Land Deals Are Illegal

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ifty years and one day after Dr. Martin Luther King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech, a Federal Judge entered a Summary Judgment against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for engaging in illegal real estate dealings with alleged sharing agreements at the largest VA in the nation.

September 8th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Helping Veterans

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As your constituent and a member of Veterans-For-Change [VFC], an advocacy group for Veterans rights, benefits, and treatment, we bring to your attention the ever-increasing problems affecting Veterans and their families every day.

September 4th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

PTSD and The Effect on DNA Part 2

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New PTSD treatment protocols will be based on altered gene functions cause by battlefield stress

September 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Coping,Editor,Health,PTSD | Read More »

VA Accreditation Program Open to Abuse, GAO Says

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Leaders of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Special Committee on Aging said today that they are “deeply troubled” by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ lax oversight of private advisers to veterans applying for pensions and other benefits.

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

David Takes Out Goliath, AGAIN!

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The behemoth, West Los Angeles Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has been soundly trounced, been handed their hats, had their nose rubbed in it, had their butts solidly kicked by a DAVID.

August 29th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VA secretary says department waiting on courts or Congress before expanding benefits

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says Congress or the courts still has more work to do before the VA can provide federal benefits to married, same-sex couples.

August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

GAO Finds Disturbing Gaps in VA Health Provider Performance Pay and Award System

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On August 23, 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on the Department of Veterans Affairs health provider performance pay and award system.

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

PTSD and the effect on DNA Part 1

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Getting to the root causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by finding answers in the victim’s DNA

August 24th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf War,Iraq War,Korean Conflict,Of Interest,Veterans Affairs,World War I,World War II | Read More »

Veteran Justice Demanded from Federal Judge

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In a Central District Federal Courtroom on August 16, it was a battle over “plain language” as a team of well-prepared ACLU attorneys overwhelmed an unimpressive team of U.S. Attorneys from the Department of Justice in defining the law and the facts regarding a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on behalf of disabled and homeless Veterans.

August 18th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans and Prostate Cancer – Part 1

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Prostate cancer to men is what breast cancer is to women. Veterans exposed to dioxin and uranium oxide are at a 40% greater risk than the general public.

August 18th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Health | Read More »

Important Info for TRICARE for Life Beneficiaries

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Many TRICARE For Life (TFL) beneficiaries use Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities for care related to their service connected disabilities.

August 14th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VA Hosts National Veterans Small Business Conference in St. Louis

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The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with other federal agencies and commercial partners, is hosting the National Veterans Small Business Conference from Aug. 6-8 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.

August 6th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 01, 2013

He was a descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier. He was a member of: Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Military Order of the World War. Name this president.

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Congress Do What is Right for Our Nation’s Veterans

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Each year as Congress assembles; new Legislative Bills are introduced as previously introduced Bills die. Some Bills relate to Vietnam veterans who did not have boots on ground.

July 7th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

 

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