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VetLikeMe, October 30 2014

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed sweeping changes in federal small busslaminess size standards based on inflation that could force thousands of small business that depend on federal contracts to close their doors.

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Of Interest,Vet News | Read More »

Ranking Member Michaud Discusses VA Reform with Secretary McDonald

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Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, met this morning with Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss reforms to the Department that will improve the delivery of services and benefits to veterans and their families. Michaud released the following statement after today’s meeting:

September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Veterans Voice Frustration over VA Benefits

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Forget about scheduling a doctor’s appointment through the Veterans Affairs system. At this point, Sanford Brookins said, he can’t even get the St. Petersburg Regional Benefit Office to reply to a letter.

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

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

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Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Politics,Vet News | Read More »

Top Heavy Salaries and Dead Weight Administrators

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As a taxpayer I always want to know where my tax dollars are going and what they are paying for.

June 14th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Medical Disability Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

House VA Committee Ranking Member Michaud’s Statement on Sec. Shinseki’s Senate Testimony

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Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate VA Committee this morning on the serious questions raised regarding veterans’ healthcare and reports of cover-ups at a number of VA facilities related to lengthy wait-times for treatment.

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

Hearing to Highlight Initiatives Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

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The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), will hold a hearing Wednesday titled, Military to Entrepreneurship: Private Sector Initiatives to Help Veterans Pursue Business Opportunities.

May 6th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 20, 2014

Since President Jimmy Carter declared the first Women’s History Month in 1980, March has been designated as a time to learn about and honor the contributions of women in every stage of American history and in every sector of …

March 20th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | 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-Hold The Binoculars Backwards Please

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Sometimes, they really must take us for dolts, complete boobs or functionally illiterate, double -digit IQ quirks of society legally licensed to drive automobiles

February 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Big Dog and Pony Show in Jacksonville

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I have been out digging. I love to poke and I’m just a rank amateur at it. You find all manner of info without having to dig.

January 14th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf War,Gulf War Illness (GWI),PTSD,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

Veterans Fighting Back!

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A lawsuit set to be heard on June 23, 2014 before the 8th District Court, Clark County could be a deciding factor on whether veterans’ disability can be used to satisfy a civil judgment.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Project Sanctuary – A Colorado Charity

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Here’s a real heart warmer charity in Colorado. I read over their 2012 IRS 990 Sanctuary 990 2012 and it’s heartwarming to see real numbers that reflect the commitment we expect to see from a true charity.

December 29th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Iraq War,Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | 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 »

The Compartmentalisation of the Continents: The People’s Voice

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It has been my privilege to appear three times on David Icke’s new channel, The People’s Voice, via the fellow who first publicly championed by book, The Sun Thief, Jo Conrad. Jo has a show on The People’s Voice called Free Spirits.

December 9th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,World | 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 »

VA Resuming Normal Operations as Government Shutdown Ends

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Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

October 17th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Ground Control to Major Tom

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Seems like it’s time to take the protein pill again and strap on the brain bucket. When we become Veterans, it is to be assumed we have finished our commitment to preserving America’s freedom.

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VA Backlog Deadline Saved by Government Shutdown

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In a rare stroke of luck for the Department of Veterans Affairs, meeting their date of a 0% backlog in 2015 just got a reprieve.

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VA “Administrative Expenses” Subject to Sequestration

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Today, Representative Mike Michaud (ME-02), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, reacted to the federal government shutdown’s impact on veterans and warned his colleagues about the future impacts of sequestration on the administrative expenses of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

October 1st, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 09, 2013

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a number of resources to help seniors find affordable rentals, including:

September 9th, 2013 | Posted in Of Interest | Read More »

Obama Does Orlando

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In an amazing redux of Debby does Dallas, President and Mrs. Obama blew into Orlando with much fanfare to address the DAV hierarchy and dole out the political favors to America’s finest that keep them elected.

August 11th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Resorts to Bribery to Reach 2015 GOAL

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I find it interesting the lengths VA will go to to reach their quota or goals. All’s fair in love and war.

August 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Presumption of Regularity

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It seems Veterans are assailed from every quarter when they file a claim. Denials in this process are endemic and almost guaranteed the first time out.

July 4th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans’ Education Policy Subject of House Hearing

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Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing examining policies designed to increase the educational opportunities provided to veterans at public, private and for-profit colleges and universities across the country.

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Hacking Update

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As most know, it has finally been disclosed that we have been getting some “supplementary help” from some of our sotto voce allies in the war on the backlog.

June 6th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Lay Testimony And The VA Examiner

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Recently, when I was backed up with my CAVC claim in March, I received this article and it is an absolute “must read” for do it yourselfer (pro se) claimants.

June 5th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Strategic Planning-VA Style

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I often noticed during the Vietnam Misunderstanding that all the bigwigs would get together down at 7th AF HQ at Tan Son Nhut Airpatch and collaborate on a “new” or improved plan to win the war.

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Elite 7% Club

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Every year on this auspicious holiday for our fallen, I hear the lament of how commercialized it has become. Lost in the shuffle of countless sales events nationwide, is the concept of serving one’s country.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Vietnam War | Read More »

Horsetrading At The Dro Corral

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No sooner following its incestuous birth and surreptitious inauguration, the brand new (for those of you in St. Petersburg) VA Form 21-0958 NOD (Notice Of Disagreement) is generating friction with attorneys for Veterans. And well it should.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

 

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