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Wounded Warrior massive FAIL on Gun Talk Radio
Guns Save A Life.com ^ | Nov 18, 2012

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:26:52 AM PST by KeyLargo

Wounded Warrior massive FAIL on Gun Talk Radio

November 18, 2012

Steven Nardizzi, the $319k/year Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project, fumbled badly out of the gate in his efforts to diffuse the brouhaha over his group’s refusal to participate on Gun Talk Radio last weekend on Veteran’s Day.

The whole disaster was spurred when their communications director declined the invitation to promote WWP on Gun Talk Radio because of the gun-related content of the nationally syndicated radio show.

Late last week, WWP announced their executive director would appear on Gresham’s show to clarify the WWP position, in addition to offering some weaselese language that they respected everyone’s right to their rights to gun ownership – sorta like President Obama begins his self-description. “I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but…”

Nardizzi, for being so well-paid, utterly fumbled.

He tried to spin his way out of the mess but only managed to spin himself in deeper, offering all sorts of weak excuses why WWP couldn’t partner with gun-related sponsors. He cited sponsorships with cyclists and how WWP had cut back on those sponsorships because of some sort of inferior return on investment.

(Excerpt) Read more at gunssavelife.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; woundedwarrior

1 posted on 11/19/2012 7:27:02 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Good information. Thanks.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 7:36:03 AM PST by Student0165
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To: KeyLargo

Let me guess it might “offend” someone, unlike those part-tay down events with porn stars at the Playboy Mansion, that would never be seen in a negative light, nooooooo....

They would not be on my Christmas list, that is for sure.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 7:39:51 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KeyLargo
Steven Nardizzi, the $319k/year Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project
Would someone please explain to me why there's even a need for organizations like WWP? Isn't the VA supposed to take care of the vets' needs?
If something is missing, why isn't pressure being put on the VA to improve performance?
4 posted on 11/19/2012 7:42:44 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Would someone please explain to me why there's even a need for organizations like WWP?

Fundraising.

5 posted on 11/19/2012 7:47:59 AM PST by Fido969
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To: KeyLargo

$319K salary - sounds like it is developing into a scam operation and the idiot tipped his hand. Makes me wonder exactly what % of the contributions REALLY makes it to the wounded vets.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 7:53:27 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Godzilla

WWP has a very high overhead. Somewhere in the 25% range. That is why I stopped supporting them. Why too much off the top. I won’t donate to groups if the overhead is not in the single digits.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 7:59:27 AM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: mylife

GunTalk Ping!


8 posted on 11/19/2012 7:59:57 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: KeyLargo
Check out John Cody aka Bobby Thompson. "Thompson" set up a bogus Navy Veterans group and then absonded with $100 Million. This news story tells all with pictures of those he conned, George Bush, etc. ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/feds-id-fraudster-behind-veterans-charity-scam-article-1.1172640

WIKIPEDIA: US NAVY VETS

The United States Navy Veterans Association (USNVA) was a tax-exempt Veterans Organization that claimed to have a national headquarters in Washington, D.C. It claimed that its purpose was to support the U.S. Navy, and to assist veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.

The Association claimed to be a national organization with 43 U.S. chapters and over 66,000 members.

USNVA was the subject of recent investigative reporting, which resulted in criminal and administrative investigations in several states and the removal of its listing from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. The organization's national headquarters in Washington DC proved to be a rented post office box, rather than an actual physical office location. USNVA operations have ceased and, after a two-year search, the leader, John Donald Cody, was arrested on April 30, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Cody had run the organization under the alias "Bobby Thompson", and authorities were at first unable to determine his real name. However, on October 1, 2012, it was announced that Cody's identity had been determined using fingerprint records.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Veterans_Association

9 posted on 11/19/2012 8:00:15 AM PST by Tugo (Sojourner)
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To: KeyLargo

Liberals are attracted to executive positions in foundations and charities like magnets—You don’t have to be very smart, you don’t have to work too hard, and you get to play with other people’s money.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 8:28:05 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives, and it lies about liberals.)
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To: Godzilla
You hit the nail on the head!

I have held back on this organization, waiting to find out how much does go to the vets.
Looks like the truth is starting to come out now. What a shame that ppl are making money off of our wounded millitary!

11 posted on 11/19/2012 8:33:54 AM PST by mickie (My grandson is a Marine...God Bless them all!)
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To: Arm_Bears

Bingo! And this “splains” so much....too....about so many groups.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 8:34:32 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: MPJackal; Godzilla

Sounds like Operation Homefront, they started out great but worked people to the bone then stole the money from the local organizations to fund their national organization. They are just using the vets as a paycheck.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 8:37:50 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: oh8eleven

Because the VA like the rest of government fails to do its job.


14 posted on 11/19/2012 8:40:10 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Tugo

Yep. Tons of these groups and orgs out there. Many are simply run for the benefit of the executives.

Komen gives what, 20% towards “research”?? Most goes to fundraising, lobbying and to Planned Parenthood and stuff


15 posted on 11/19/2012 8:40:58 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Godzilla

That is a pretty high salary, how much did they actually spend on helping Veterans??


16 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:05 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MPJackal

You can’t turn on a TV without running into one of their ads for WWP. That stuff costs mucho dinero. Their “administrative costs” must be sky high.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 8:43:10 AM PST by mc5cents (trai)
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To: KeyLargo

They don’t want to offend Cindy Sheehan.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 9:19:40 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: Godzilla

55%

45% overhead


19 posted on 11/19/2012 9:25:41 AM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Godzilla

55%

45% overhead


20 posted on 11/19/2012 9:25:59 AM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: KeyLargo
You can listen for yourself here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/guntalk/121118guntalkA.mp3

(Interview starts at 5:59)

21 posted on 11/19/2012 9:44:52 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: mc5cents
the SCM embrace of WWP is similar to their embrace of teachers...

notice we have "teacher of the month" awards, we have teacher championships on Jeopardy, and we have a constant theme of "aren't teachers grand" with the hollowood diatribe....

WWP has become the left's and the hollowoods "patriot" theme of the day....

now that we have found out that their administration costs....I read that they were somewhere closer to 50%......then we can choose other veteran charities that do a lot better...

22 posted on 11/19/2012 9:46:06 AM PST by cherry
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To: oh8eleven

Who is paying this dude 318K.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 9:46:54 AM PST by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: KeyLargo

$319,000 paycheck for running what was supposed to be a non-profit. Seems the greedy bastard is profiting just fine on the backs of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 9:58:00 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: KeyLargo
$319k/year Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project

Only $19.00 a month and I can continue to laugh all the way to the bank.

25 posted on 11/19/2012 10:05:31 AM PST by Joe Miner
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To: CodeToad
We are a family of vets but not one more penny of my money is going to these con artists. The word will be well spread at our family Turkey day get together.
I would suggest that the rest of you do the same.
26 posted on 11/19/2012 10:05:51 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Joe Miner

Reconsidering that $19 a month!


27 posted on 11/19/2012 10:07:48 AM PST by zeaal
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To: Ratman83
Because the VA like the rest of government fails to do its job.
Details please. And if so, who have you contacted to rectify?
28 posted on 11/19/2012 10:14:52 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: willibeaux
Who is paying this dude 318K.
Probably the guy in the WWP who's making $315K.
29 posted on 11/19/2012 10:16:38 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oldenuff2no

I was getting the word out months ago. I knew that any organization that was advertising on the avenues they were was spending more on collecting money than spending it on vets.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 10:22:05 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: KeyLargo

How in the hell did his Wounded Warriors get wounded? Oh maybe with guns?


31 posted on 11/19/2012 10:44:02 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: oh8eleven

It is government it only does one thing well destruction.

Links to some vets.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/23/army-under-fire-for-denying-veterans-health-benefits/

http://www.dallasnews.com/investigations/problem-solver/20120809-dallas-area-vietnam-vet-denied-medical-benefits-winds-up-with-200000-in-bills.ece

http://www.theworld.org/2010/05/us-veterans-denied-benefits/

And many more if you search the web. Get real, if you think government is good you many want to go bury your head in the sand, it is only going to get worse.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 10:50:16 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
From Link1: A "handful" were denied for whatever reasons - not because a VA policy didn't exist.

From Link2:How is that the VA's fault? My father, a (non-wounded) WWII vet, got his meds from VA at least 20 years ago. It's means tested and even I qualify (although I don't use them) at 7th level or whatever it's called. Again, this is an individual case, not a policy issue.

Link3 is also an individual case, more relevant to the Army than VA and the story was written by the BBC and WGBH Boston. Gheeze.
33 posted on 11/19/2012 11:15:56 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

If it is not a problem (and the services provided were what they should be) then you would not have all these orginizations trying to help vets. When you have lawyers offering hep there is a problem. If you think every thing is ok so be it. Not everyone has had the same luck. None if the vets in my family has had a problem (including me) but that does not mean that the VA is good for all.


34 posted on 11/19/2012 11:43:17 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
... that does not mean that the VA is good for all.
Why not, just because some can't get everything they want? When and where did the VA ever promise to take care of non-service connected injuries anyway?
Problem is too many think they're owed something for their service, when in fact, it was a privilege, not a burden, to serve America. With citizenship comes responsibility.
My own father-in-law, a WWII vet, was PO'd at the VA because they wouldn't give him free dentures. "They owe me." Sorry Pops, no they don't.
35 posted on 11/19/2012 12:00:53 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I personally know an Iraq vet who had to fight for over half a year to get medical treatment for lung damage from serving there. If you wish to think government is good go right ahead. I know government is crap for the most part. Have a nice day.


36 posted on 11/19/2012 12:14:42 PM PST by Ratman83
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To: Sunshine Sister

I have been watching a cable TV show where all of the employees are former military and many of their customers are current military. The gun shop looks like it is located just off base outside of Ft. Bragg.

Combat Pawn

truTV is about to take a very different look at the pawn business in this all new series! Go behind the scenes at Gun Plus, a unique pawn store that specializes in weapons and military-inspired collectables.

http://www.trutv.com/video/combat-pawn/index.html


37 posted on 11/19/2012 3:55:04 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

When you run a general purpose charity, you never pass up the opportunity to hand out your card and tell people how to donate. As long as the audience is not participating in something illegal.

That is fund raising 101. I know people who spent a couple of hundred dollars per credit hour to learn that.

You owe me $100. Donate it to the charity of your choice.


38 posted on 11/19/2012 6:09:01 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Ratman83
If you wish to think government is good go right ahead. I know government is crap for the most part.

You got that right!! Example; AGENT ORANGE!! There are a few cancers that are recognized as the result of exposure to this scourge.

Bladder Cancer is not one of them. However the incidence of this painful killer among our vets greatly exceeds the normal. As long as they don't recognize it, they don't have to give them benefits. If they don't have other insurance, they are on their own.

And yes, we do owe them. We should be honored to be in their presence. My sister's husband died os this disease. He never complained, at least not to me.

39 posted on 02/02/2013 6:05:48 PM PST by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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