American veterans have been the victims of war crimes. American veterans are being “ethnically cleansed” by a nation that finds them invisible and their suffering “heroic” on holidays and “disgusting” the rest of the time.
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.
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.
Remember the quintessential Sound Of Music and Julie Andrews et al? Specifically, think of the musical scale song (Doe- a deer, a female deer etc.). Compare that to the trials and tribulations we encounter going up and down the ladder of our claims with the VA.
On the offbeat chance you have to fight your way up to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) for justice, you will probably be offered the Joint Motion for Remand (JMR) by the VASEC’s legal henchmen, the Office of General Counsel or OGC.
Ever since the inception of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ( CAVC-formerly the Court of Veterans Appeals or COVA), it has been an inviolate precept that the record is closed after a Board Of Veterans Appeals (BVA) decision.
I received a query today from Ralph. Ralph tells me he has already waited 2 + years to get his denial for bad knees and a back from jumping out of things above the earth carrying 80 or more lbs of stuff that wasn’t part of him at birth.
You get to do the “Wolf! Yo! I say Wolf-yonder! Bring the guns!” on several occasions before the novelty wears off. Chicken Little didn’t get that email and was forced to repeat the blunder years later.
All evidence regarding the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line on “Patriots Day,” points at a mysterious entity suddenly becoming “aware” and moving to destroy any potential threat to its existence.
We knew the Bush/41 administration hated vets. What government would cut funding for veterans in the middle of a war? Bush and Cheney, themselves notorious draft dodgers during the Vietnam War, led by Senator McCain, kept out of prison by a secret presidential pardon, used their wartime “moral authority” to label vets as “freeloaders.”
John Gingrich, a retired Army colonel who commanded a field artillery battalion during the Gulf War, told VA staffers in a note that after 37 years of combined military and federal service, he is resigning.
The three minute video below will be shorter, by far, than the average commercial break. Rather than going out to get a beer, listen to the video, think about what is being said, perhaps look at how it has effected you and your family and decide to do something.
Because the Veterans Administration (VA) refused to abide by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations for a full year, it makes sense to review the GAO’s track record as a watchdog agency for the U.S. Government.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the Nation’s largest, most technologically advanced health care systems, offering outstanding career options to qualified professionals, including Veterans and transitioning military personnel.
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5948, the Veterans Fiduciary Reform Act of 2012. This legislation was an omnibus bill that included Congressman Jon Runyan’s (R-NJ) bill H.R. 5881, the Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement Act.
I read this article on the drugging of soldiers recently and realized that the men they are writing about represent a few tiny drops in the ocean of suffering that we as a society have created through war and the aftermath, through inhuman designs and inhuman acts.
Gerry Kraut: Stephanaugust, I concur.
Yes, they really rub it in, lately. T h e y ...w a n t ... u s ... t o ... k n o w ...
stephen G: They watch out for what they call key words. Especially anything to do with Pakistan, Afghanistan,etc.
If everyone who is aware would type a load of these words in a few ...
LightSaber: "...This not only forced them to move Syrian air space defenses to block additional Israeli attacks..."
Really...? Are you sure? Then what was that:
"WW3 begins: Israel starts bombing campaign in Syria" ...
stephen G: It is the totalitarian tip toe. Slowly slowly catchy monkee.
Gerry Kraut: ARES, to your step 2: "Drink champagne and celebrate the liberation of mankind".
Schnaps ARES, schnaps. Champagne is a Rothschild brew. (LOL).