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  • Dulles Toll Road Fee Projected to Increase to $4.75 in 2019, $6 in 2023

    10/22/2017 11:15:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Reston Now ^ | October 18, 2017 | Dave Emke
    Users of the Dulles Toll Road can expect to pay more in 2019, according to a 2018 draft budget presented to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board today.No increase from the $3.50 toll ($2.50 at the plaza and $1 at the ramp) is planned in 2018; however, it is expected to jump to $4.75 the following year. Numbers presented by the Board’s Finance Committee show that is only the beginning of the hikes.In 2023, the toll is projected to go up to $6. Additional jumps of $1.25 or more are projected every five years for the following two decades, resulting...
  • Vanity - Obama campaigns in Virginia, 10/19/2018 for Candidate Northam

    10/16/2017 6:02:53 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    "Failed"`Ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama will campaign in support of Democrat, Progressive, Extreme Left-Wing, Governor, candidate, Northham on 10/19/2017 along with present VA Governor, Terry (The Charlottesville Murder/Riot Organizer) McAuliffe. It will be most interesting and informative to see if Obama can muster up the 20,000-30,000 attendees that POTUS, Trump receives at his rallies, with a snap of his fingers. Or...will Obama mimic Hillary Clinton with 100-200 attendees? Shucks...I'm looking for Obama to attract 100,000 folks or more, mostly ill-informed, African-Americans who have been royally screwed by Obama during his eight year, failed presidency. Can't figure that one out....but...it is as...
  • A nurse’s aide plays video games while a veteran dies at Bedford VA hospital

    10/17/2017 7:05:12 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Andrea Estes
    Bill Nutter was very sick. Not only had he just lost his second leg to diabetes, but he also suffered from a condition that could cause his heart to stop beating without warning.... At first, Waible insisted she had made the required checks on Nutter, even initialing paperwork that purported to document her visits. But she eventually confessed when an OIG investigator told her the hospital’s cameras showed she never left her computer for her entire shift, according to someone with direct knowledge. None of these facts were shared with the Nutters, family members said.
  • Obama coming to Richmond, Oct. 19 to pimp for Northam (Barf Alert)

    10/11/2017 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    dim email
    RSVP now, Friend President Obama is coming to Virginia because he knows the importance of electing Democrats like Ralph this year—leaders who are ready to fight for equality, opportunity, and progress for ALL Americans. The President will be in town next week, and we’d love for you to join us! Can you make it? WHEN: Evening of Thursday, October 19, 2017 WHERE: Richmond, Virginia I'LL BE THERE The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and space is limited, so make sure to RSVP early! As President Obama always says, there’s nothing more important than...
  • VA Secretary “re-fires” person he fired in April

    09/22/2017 4:19:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Jazz Shaw
    More than a month ago we talked about the problems that VA Secretary David Shulkin was having in attempting to fire delinquent D.C. medical center Director Brian Hawkins. The soon-to-be ex-employee was in charge of a center where unsanitary conditions were placing the lives of veterans under his care at risk. On top of that, sensitive VA documents had been sent to his private email server (wait… am I the only person on the planet without a private server?) along with various other irregularities. After being placed in an administrative position during an investigation, Shulkin moved to implement new policies...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposes widening the Beltway and I-270 to include 4 toll lanes

    09/21/2017 8:13:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Robert McCartney, Faiz Siddiqui and Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Thursday proposed a $9 billion plan to widen three of the state’s most congested highways — the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway — in what he said would include the largest public-private partnership for highways in North America. The projects would add four toll lanes each to Maryland’s portion of the Capital Beltway (I-495) and to I-270 from the Beltway to Frederick. It would also widen the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295) by four toll lanes after taking over ownership from the federal government. Because of private-sector involvement, Hogan said, the plan would...
  • VA uses Trump-signed law to fire DC medical director – twice

    09/20/2017 3:10:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Alex Pappas
    The former director of the VA Medical Center in Washington has been fired – again. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that former director Brian Hawkins had been dismissed “for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center.” Officials said he was ousted under the VA Accountability Act, which President Trump signed into law in June. Hawkins was initially ousted in July. But the VA was forced to rehire him in August after the federal Merit Systems Protection Board ordered a stay of the firing. Hawkins has argued he was wrongly terminated. The department’s inspector general...
  • Wounded warrior Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: Dogs are being shamefully abused in VA labs. This must stop

    09/20/2017 5:33:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Johnny "Joey" Jones
    snip... That’s why I am proud to join the majority of my fellow veterans and other Americans who support Congress’s bipartisan work to defund painful and inefficient dog experiments at the VA. This legislation is truly a light among the gloomy partisan clouds surrounding D.C. these days. With all of D.C.’s political gridlock, my dear friend and fellow double amputee and bomb technician Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and other House members deserve applause for unanimously passing legislation this summer to prohibit taxpayer funding for questionable VA research that causes dogs significant pain and distress. [puppers act...
  • VA only filling half of its medical appointments while veterans wait for weeks

    09/18/2017 6:35:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 17, 2017 | Eric Hannel
    Internal Department of Veterans Affairs data provided by whistleblowers reveals the agency is only filling about half of its capacity to make medical appointments, even as veterans continue to wait an average of at least 30 days before a medical appointment can be scheduled. The VA documents show that between July and September of 2017, the agency only used 51.44 percent of the appointments available across its healthcare system. VA documents also show there are currently 184,520 veterans across the nation waiting longer than 30 days for an appointment and more than 45,000 new veteran patients waiting more than 90...
  • VA Terminates Another Whistle-Blower

    08/30/2017 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2017 | Michael Volpe
    Rather than fixing the issue, the hospital retaliated against Klein: “On May 28, 2016, after Klein’s superiors found out he’d blown the whistle on what he saw as serious problems, the VA closed his clinic and tried to fire him. When the agency learned Klein could not be fired because he was a whistleblower, his superiors forced him to sit in a room for a year, with no patients and no duties, all the while paying him his full salary of $250,000 a year,” a Fox New article from June stated.
  • VA democrats attack the NRA

    08/24/2017 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    email from VA dims
    Last week, the National Rifle Association endorsed the full Republican ticket -- Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams. The NRA promotes policies that would make our communities, schools, and children less safe -- from allowing guns in schools to opposing universal background checks. But one Virginian is killed every 10 hours by a gun. That’s why Ralph and the Democratic ticket are proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA -- because commonsense gun laws are important for the safety of the commonwealth. Will you chip in today to help us counter the NRA’s support of the GOP...
  • Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter

    08/16/2017 7:25:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter by Joel B. Pollak 15 Aug 2017 The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that Jason Kessler, the organizer of last Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rumored to be a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama. The left-wing SPLC is often partisan and overzealous in targeting hate groups, lumping legitimate conservative organizations together with actual extremists. Therefore its identification of Kessler’s left-wing roots is significant.
  • 'Alt-left' charged at 'alt-right,' Trump says, again placing blame for Charlottesville

    08/15/2017 2:03:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    LAT ^ | 8/15/17 | Noah Bierman
    President Trump’s planned infrastructure announcement unraveled into chaos as he all but erased any credit he got on Monday for condemning white supremacists for the deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Va. Trump said it was “a horrible day” but said several times that counter-protesters were not getting enough scrutiny for their role in the confrontation and emphasized his belief that many of the protesters who joined with white nationalists were innocent. “What about the 'alt-left' that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right'? Do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “They came charging with clubs in their hands,”...
  • The Latest: 1 dead, 19 injured in downtown Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 1:23:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 149 replies
    AP ^ | 12 August 2012
    I person dead, 19 injured says hospital.
  • President Trump Participates in a Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event

    08/03/2017 12:10:02 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | The White House
    President Trump unveils the new VA Telehealth system to allow Vets to get help from anywhere at anytime using their phones and computers. Includes portable medical units like what is used by government NP's can take to the vets' homes.
  • Man arrested for allegedly holding woman, children captive for at least 2 years

    08/03/2017 1:58:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    Nbc12 ^ | 2 August 2017 | Megan Woo and Jasmine Turner
    <p>A man was arrested for allegedly holding a woman and her two children captive for at least two years in their Spotsylvania home.</p> <p>Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, is charged with three felony counts of abduction and felony assault and battery.</p>
  • Veterans Choice Excludes Dental Care

    07/31/2017 9:20:29 AM PDT · by satan · 9 replies
    Self phone call to VA | 07/31/2017 | Walt Chrobak
    The VA Veterans Choice Program is supposedly a benefit that allows eligible Veterans to receive health care from a community provider rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. I am rated at 100 percent totally and permanently disabled due to combat service-connected disability. The nearest VA dental facility is over 40 miles from my residence. I must wait more than 30 days for an appointment. I am therefore eligible for the program but VA tells me that dental care is specifically excluded from this program. Can anybody tell me why it is excluded and...
  • Washington Post Employee Arrested On Charges Of Impersonating ICE Agent

    03/06/2017 5:20:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Mar 6, 2017
    Washington Post employee Itai Ozderman, 35, was arrested after his Gaithersburg, MD home was raided by Montgomery County Police on February 22nd at around 6 a.m, according to court documents. Ozderman is charged with impersonating an ICE officer on several occasions throughout Falls Church, VA. When the warrant was served on Feb. 22 at Ozderman's home in the 100 block of Elmira Lane, court documents say 10 weapons, including handguns, assault rifles, and a shotgun, were recovered. Sources tell ABC7's Kevin Lewis that Ozderman impersonated an ICE officer throughout Falls Church, Va. on more than one occasion. According to sources,...
  • Trump Just Made A Massive Veterans Affairs Move Few Saw Coming

    07/22/2017 8:23:58 AM PDT · by Oatka · 20 replies
    Advance America ^ | July 21, 2017 | Max Geschwind
    President Trump is keeping his promise regarding one of the most bureaucratic agencies in the federal government. Background: The Veterans Affairs has long faced criticism regarding his care and service toward veterans. In the aftermath of the 2014 scandal in which veterans waited extremely long times in order to receive proper care, lawmakers in Washington D.C. have demanded that the agency accelerate firings. Leaders within the Department of Veterans Affairs conquered with the horrific call to dump veterans off the waitlist for care, sending them off to death. Many veterans, as a result, have died waiting for care from the...
  • Timmy Kaine in Roanoke/Salem on Sat. July 22

    07/20/2017 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    Roanoke College email
    U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who represents Virginia in the U.S. Senate, will hold an outdoor forum on Saturday, July 22 at 11 am in Luther Plaza outside the Cregger Center. While many of our students, faculty and staff are not on campus at this time, we wanted to inform everyone so those who are interested might attend. As an educational institution, Roanoke College has a long history of presenting events to the Roanoke Valley region with an emphasis on civil discourse. RSVP is encouraged but not required. RSVP directly to Senator Kaine’s office at TimKaine.com/healthcare. Parking will be available in...