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  • Whistleblower: Cockroaches Served for Dinner at Chicago-Area VA Hospital

    04/28/2016 9:04:54 AM PDT · by sally234 · 67 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Tori Richards
    A vermin infestation has overrun the kitchen of a suburban Chicago Veterans Affairs hospital and is reportedly so severe that cockroaches routinely crawl across countertops as cooks prepare meals. The insects have even found their way into patients’ food, employees say. The bug invasion has attracted the attention of a U.S. senator who is demanding to know how the VA is fixing the problem. It’s just the latest scandal at an agency rocked by allegations of abuse, incompetence and the needless deaths of veterans who wait years for medical appointments.
  • Judge sentences Special Forces vet, spends night in jail with him

    04/23/2016 10:47:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation — then spent the night in the cell with him. News media outlets report Joe Serna, 41, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after three tours in Afghanistan, was diverted to Cumberland County Veterans Court after being charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses. The court is designed to help troubled veterans avoid jail time and get the help they need. Serna was told to stay sober and return to the court every two weeks. But when he appeared...
  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump’s most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump’s campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”To be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 23 April 2016

    04/22/2016 5:49:33 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 260 replies
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  • FReeper Canteen - Merle Haggard, Tunes For Our Troops-16 April 2016

    04/15/2016 5:59:11 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 277 replies
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  • VA Manager Says ‘Thank God’ They Don’t Have To Hire Veterans

    04/15/2016 12:08:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 13, 2016 | Luke Rosiak
    A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hiring manager said in a sworn deposition “thank God” they don’t give veterans hiring preference for well-paying jobs. The statement came when a VA dentistry chief was asked if being a veteran helps someone get a dentist job in the agency. His response was “not really. And thank God,” The Daily Caller News Foundation recently discovered in a court filing. Being a scout master in the Boy Scouts would do more to help someone get a top job at the VA than serving in the armed forced, Dr. Gonzalo Solis Sanchez of the VA...
  • D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes celebrates 100th birthday with skydive

    04/11/2016 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    A great-grandfather has celebrated his 100th birthday with a skydive from 10,000ft (3,000m). D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes made the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, Devon, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.
  • Bible removed from POW display at Wright-Patterson medical center [FU Mikey Weinstein]

    04/11/2016 3:20:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/11/16 | Barrie Barber
    Wright-Patterson Medical Center has removed a Bible from a POW/MIA display after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint, according to a base spokesperson. Mikey Weinstein, MRFF founder and president, said in a telephone interview today the organization was contacted by 31 people who objected to the Bible as part of the table display and 10 of those who complained were identified as Christians. “They objected very clearly that having the Christian Bible on that table provided supremacy to one faith over all the other faiths and since these are government facilities that’s a direct violation of the no...
  • Trump Skipped A Debate to Raise Money for Veterans? Veterans Still Haven't Received Their Money

    04/09/2016 7:04:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 77 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 4/8/2016 | AAron Bandler
    Right before the Iowa caucuses, real estate mogul Donald Trump wormed out of a Fox News debate because he was scared of moderator Megyn Kelly, so he held an event to raise money for veterans. Over two months later, the veterans have yet to receive the money. The Wall Street Journal reports that they surveyed 19 of the 22 groups that the Trump campaign said they would be donating to, and discovered that only $2.4 million has been given to the veterans. The event raised roughly $6 million. The organizations that did get money received it in checks that were...
  • Inside the Plot to Destroy Veterans' Health Care

    04/08/2016 6:10:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    AFGE (fed employee union) ^ | April 1, 2016 | N/A
    Veterans earned their VA health care when they signed the dotted line to serve our country. So when American Legion Commander Dale Barnett saw that a commission that is top-heavy with private hospital executives was trying to dismantle it, he had to be blunt. “I don’t understand how commissions paid by the federal government are able to break ranks, create an unapproved report and try to advance self-serving agendas while operating as congressional appointees,” Barnett said. He's talking about the congressionally-mandated Commission on Care, an entity dominated by private hospital executives and Koch Brothers-affiliated "policy experts." The commission's charge under...
  • Group that helps vets battle PTSD honored at [USMC] gala [video= FREE PTS help]

    04/08/2016 5:15:13 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 7, 2016 | Fox & Friends
    Video Only: Apr. 07, 2016 - 3:38 - Executive director of Cohen Veterans Network explains organization's efforts
  • MIA Veteran's Body Returns Home After 66 Years

    04/07/2016 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | wowk
    FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. - It has been 66 years since Roy Henderson has been on American soil. We live in an unrecognizable United States to the one the private first class left, but he has never been forgotten. And he has finally been welcomed home to the Ohio Valley after going being killing in action, declared MIA in July of 1950. "It's closure for the family, and not only for the family, but for the veterans who fight on a daily basis," said casualty assistance officer SFC Bradley Maston. "We want to see our brothers and sisters come back home and...
  • Cats Excited To See Their Returning Veteran Humanz

    04/06/2016 5:07:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    IMGUR ^ | April 6, 2016 | geoscoot
    Cats excited to see their returning veteran humanz by geoscoot Via IMGUR Made withVideo to GIF "...some heartwarming moments when returning servicemembers are reunited with their feline companions." 5,344 points 353,715 views
  • Lawmakers want answers why VA stripped 260K vets of gun rights

    04/05/2016 7:12:53 PM PDT · by kitchen · 49 replies
    gus.com ^ | 3/25/2016 | Chris Eger
    Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system. Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy guns. As of December 2015, the VA has reported 260,381 individuals to the FBI, effectively making them prohibited firearms possessors under the law. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa lawmaker who is currently the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, finds this...
  • JUST A COMMON SOLDIER

    04/02/2016 5:45:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 22 replies
    http://vaincourt.homestead.com/ ^ | n/a | A. Larry Vaincourt
    Larry Vaincourt's classic poem was first published in his 1987 Remembrance Day newspaper column. There are several incorrect versions of this poem circulating the web; below you'll find the original text. JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today) He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, All...
  • MILITARY UPDATE Care Commission Shocker: The push to end VA health care

    04/02/2016 10:13:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tom Philpott
    Seven of 15 outside health advisors appointed to recommend ways to improve veterans’ health services over the next two decades have proposed shutting down all VA medical centers and outpatient services, and having its nine million enrollees get their medical care in the private sector. The 34-page “straw man” document released by the congressionally-created Commission on Care, calls for an immediate halt to construction of new VA hospitals and clinics, and launch of a “BRAC-like process” to begin closing existing facilities. Shuttering the largest medical system in the country would leave the VA to be “primarily a payor” for the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 2 April - 2016

    04/01/2016 5:52:14 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 195 replies
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  • Obama Decision on U.S. Military Deployments to Iraq Expected in 'Coming Weeks'

    04/01/2016 8:20:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | John Hayward
    “Those recommendations are being made and the president will have an opportunity to make some decisions here in the coming weeks,” Dunford said about plans to send in more American troops to help recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. “I brought it to the Secretary. The Secretary will engage with the President,” Dunford said, referring to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The number of troops deployed in Iraq is already much higher than the American people were led to expect, as the public learned after ISIS fired on a Marine artillery position near Mosul two weeks ago,...
  • VA Makes Contract Awards Totaling up to $6.8 Billion for Medical Disability Examinations

    03/29/2016 8:21:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Provides efficient, streamlined process in support of the MyVA Initiative of Medical Disability Examinations for Veterans WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of twelve major contracts that will enhance its ability to deliver timely disability benefits claims decisions to the nation’s Veterans in line with the MyVA initiative. The contracts make up a $6.8 billion enterprise-wide Medical Disability Examination Program under Public Law 104-275, and represent a major step forward in improving the disability examination experience for Veterans. A unique feature of this multi-contract award will see the consolidation of the contracts under a...
  • FLASHBACK: NEW YORK PAYS HOMAGE TO VIETNAM VETERANS (Trump consistently pro-veteran)

    03/28/2016 7:40:10 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 1985 | Jane Gross
    The centerpiece of the commission's effort is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a glass-block wall, 70 feet long and 16 feet high, which is etched with excerpts from 83 letters - including Sergeant Calamia's - that were written by or to the soldiers who served in America's most unpopular war. ''It's not just brick and mortar,'' said Donald Trump, the real-estate executive who donated $1 million of the $2.5 million raised by the commission, which is also charged with financing programs for unemployed local veterans. ''It's very much a living monument.'' ''I was a very strong opponent of the Vietnam War,''...
  • Angry IDF veterans and other Israelis protest jailing of soldier

    03/28/2016 2:09:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 26/3/16
    Demonstrators waving posters, honking horns and yelling slogans gathered in Be’er Sheva Saturday night to protest against the arrest and jailing of an IDF soldier who shot and killed a terrorist who was apparently “neutralized” in Hebron last week. The protesters stood across from Prison No. 4 on Saturday night, where the soldier is incarcerated, according to Israeli radio. One of the protesters spoke with Channel 1 as other bystanders shot video with their cellphones, saying that he had served as a member of the Border Guard Police, and as a father of two combat soldiers,...
  • Man who set himself on fire at Northfield veterans' clinic has died

    03/25/2016 7:35:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michelle Brunetti
    An Egg Harbor Township veteran who died after setting himself on fire Saturday outside a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Northfield has drawn attention to problems in the VA system. Charles R. Ingram III, 51, was airlifted to the Temple Burn Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, where he died later that night, Northfield police said. No note of explanation was left at the scene or at Ingram's home, said Northfield acting Police Chief Paul Newman. RELATED ARTICLE EHT man sets himself on fire in Northfield Ingram's family members have declined to speak to The Press. But the public...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 26 March 2016

    03/25/2016 5:57:13 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 225 replies
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  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 19 March 2016

    03/18/2016 5:56:02 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 240 replies
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  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • Just when you think Democrats can’t sink any lower, a story like this from a VA union leader hits

    03/11/2016 8:59:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During a recent radio interview, a Democrat Veterans Administration Hospital union leader, who is now ashamed of herself, admitted she lied about letting sick veterans die to avoid giving Republican Congressional investigators information they could use against Democrats. In a sad admission of guilt and placing her allegiance to the Democrat Party over the very lives of sick men and women who have turned to the Veterans Administration for healthcare, former VA hospital union president Germaine Clarno lamented “If I would’ve gone to him two years ago, who knows what kind of lives could’ve been saved?” Clarno, a lifelong Democrat...
  • Union Officials Admit They Let Veterans Die Rather Than Talk To Republicans

    03/10/2016 4:41:40 PM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/10/16 | Luke Rosiak
    Homeless U.S. military veterans stand in line for free services at a "Stand Down" event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. A week ahead of Veterans Day, more than 500 homeless veterans were expected to attend the event, where they received free medical care, winter clothing, employment assistance and were able to see a judge to resolve legal issues. Organizers say the homeless veterans population has surged in recent years with the high national unemployment rate. Stand Down is a military term that means a temporary stop of offensive military action. (Photo...
  • Wounded Warrior Project execs fired

    03/10/2016 3:28:40 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | CBS NEWS
    In an update to a CBS News investigation of the country's largest veterans charity, Wounded Warrior Project, the board has fired the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. The CBS News investigation raised questions about how the charity spends the millions of dollars it receives in donations each year. Wounded Warrior Project's CEO, Steven Nardizzi, and COO, Al Giordano, were fired after criticisms from more than 40 employees about how it spends its more than $800 million raised in donations in the past four years. The allegations include lavish spending by the charity at staff retreats, and other...
  • Decorated veterans star in tough new anti-Trump ads (Video)

    03/06/2016 3:12:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 265 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-5-2016
    Decorated veterans are going after Donald Trump’s character in hard-hitting new Florida ads designed to drive down the Republican presidential front-runner’s popularity to stop him winning the crucial winner-take-all state on March 15. In new attack ads, released by conservative nonprofit American Future Fund within a multimillion-dollar rotation, two veterans, Afghanistan Special Forces Commander Lt. Col. Michael Waltz and retired Vietnam pilot and prisoner of war Lt. Col. Tom Hanton, hit Trump for dodging the draft in Vietnam, “serving only himself,” and for criticizing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being captured during the Vietnam War. American Future Fund spokesman Stuart Roy said in...
  • Jackson Lee: Let disabled vets use METRO HOT lanes toll-free

    03/05/2016 5:12:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- METRO is getting pressure from veterans and a Houston congresswoman to act quickly on allowing disabled vets to drive the transit agency's high occupancy transit lanes for free, which most other Texas toll authorities offer. Surrounded by veterans Tuesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said she was baffled why the transit agency could not implement what she described as a "simple request." "A constituent called and said they wanted to be able to access the HOT lanes for free, without cost during off-peak hours," Jackson Lee said. "I really thought it was a simple request. I did...
  • Justice Ann Walsh Bradley: Uncle who served at Iwo Jima unable to vote

    03/05/2016 10:36:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | February 23, 2016 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- A state Supreme Court justice on Tuesday urged Gov. Scott Walker to allow people to use veterans ID cards to vote after her uncle who fought at Iwo Jima was unable to cast a ballot in last week's primary election. "It makes no sense to me that this proud patriot with a veterans card displaying his photo would be turned away from the polls and denied the right to vote," Justice Ann Walsh Bradley wrote to the Republican governor. In her letter, Bradley said her uncle had fought at Iwo Jima, the bloody World War II battle that...
  • 'If you'll shut up, I'll give you my answer': The extraordinary moment Bill Clinton snaps at vetera

    02/27/2016 2:50:56 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    <p>As the race for the White House heats up, so are tensions among voters who want questions answered by presidential candidates.</p> <p>While former president, Bill Clinton, was campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Bluffton, South Carolina, a former Marine interrupted his speech.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 27 Feb 2016

    02/26/2016 5:56:34 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 230 replies
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  • I will be interviewed tomorrow night at 6pm about VA delays

    02/24/2016 7:53:30 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 13 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/24/16 | RaceBannon
    I am one of the veterans who was interviewed for this show tomorrow night
  • VA hides failed hospital chief on the other side of the world

    02/24/2016 5:09:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many more of these stories are out there waiting to be told? The Daily Caller has struck again in their ongoing investigation of corruption at the VA, as well as the impossibility of getting rid of anyone who is failing at their job, incompetent or simply breaking the law. This time it’s a story which dates back to 2013. The head of the St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs hospital at that time was one Rima Nelson. Things didn’t go so well with Rima in charge, and by “not so well” I mean that 1,800 patients were potentially exposed...
  • Armed Protesters Say "Veterans Before Refugees" At Texas Mosque Protest

    02/23/2016 5:56:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Merrill Hope
    A small group of armed protesters peacefully demonstrated outside of the Islamic Center of Irving, Texas, on Sat., Feb. 20, contending the welfare and well-being of U.S. military veterans should come before the relocation of Syrian refugees into Texas communities.
  • AP Poll: 86% Of Republicans Think Donald Trump Can Win General Election

    02/21/2016 1:42:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Breitbart News
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner for the GOP nomination by winning over roughly a third of Republicans in the early voting states and in preference polls, packing his rallies with men and women, evangelical Christians and military veterans, blue-collar workers and wealthy retirees.
  • Rick Perry: Ted Cruz shaking up political class [Calhoun County SC]

    02/20/2016 3:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 17, 2016 | PRINCESS B. WILLIAMS
    ST. MATTHEWS - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz went to Washington to shake up the political class, not join it. "He is a courageous leader who went to Washington, D.C. to break up the Washington cabal. He went to Washington and did exactly what he said he was going to do," Perry said. Perry and former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire campaigned for Cruz in Calhoun County on Wednesday. Perry was running for the Republican nomination for president, but dropped out and endorsed Cruz. The Republican presidential primary is Saturday. During a small...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 20 Feb 2016

    02/19/2016 5:58:37 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 365 replies
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  • Keeping Veterans Homeless is a Nonprofit Imperative

    02/19/2016 10:36:11 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 4 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/19/16 | Bob and Laura Parks
    Despite the onslaught of radio and television commercials you consume from supposedly benevolent entities who are doing this for veterans or that for veterans, but the reality appears to be a whole lot different and those who claim to be helping vets (of course, with your charitable donation) don't really want to solve the problem because that would eat into their bottom line.
  • Veterans' Calls to VA Suicide Hotline Went Into Voicemail or Put on Hold

    02/17/2016 6:02:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | James T. Mulder
    Veterans' calls to VA suicide hotline went into voicemail or put on hold SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Some veterans' calls to the VA's suicide prevention hotline in Canandaigua went into voicemail or were put on hold, according to an investigation. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found more than 20 calls were routed to voicemail at a backup call center where staffers were unaware of the voicemail system and did not return the calls. The Veterans Crisis Line, operated by the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, has answered more than 1.86 million calls since it was started in 2007...
  • Hotes Foundation donates advanced wheelchairs to wounded US Vets.

    02/17/2016 9:29:00 AM PST · by rorybagleys · 6 replies
    After seeing FOX News commentator Bill O'Reilly's efforts to help severely wounded United States military veterans regain their mobility with all-terrain track wheelchairs, Richard Hotes was so moved by the gesture that he decided to help. Hotes Foundation volunteers created an obstacle course and, with the help of injured veterans, tested more than 10 types of track chairs. When none of the vehicles met the veterans' expectations, volunteers chose the best available option and worked on a complete redesign with the chairs' manufacturer. After a year of development and testing, a suitable track chair was created and Hotes Foundation volunteers...
  • Malkin: Border Surge Solution: Send 'Em to Camp David!

    02/16/2016 3:06:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 17, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado dodged a bullet. After a stinging backlash from local leaders and Rocky Mountain politicians in both parties, the Obama White House retreated this weekend from plans to dump in our state 1,000 minors who immigrated here illegally. Good riddance to the feckless feds, and don't come back, y'all. Now, let this be a lesson for other communities facing the D.C.-engineered human flood. You can and should say no -- and force Washington to put first things first. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had unveiled a hastily drawn scheme just two months ago to convert a Denver...
  • Ted Cruz Assails Obama for 'Years of Neglect' of US Military

    02/16/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 15, 2016 | JESSICA HOPPER and Michael Falcone
    Aboard a decommissioned World War II-era battleship here, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz unveiled a sweeping plan to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, arguing that the military "has fallen to the bottom" of President Obama's priority list."If there is a silver lining in the Obama-Clinton foreign policy debacle, it is that now we know what a world without America would start to look like," the Texas senator said. "Far more dangerous and beholden to terrorists and criminal regimes."Less than a week before the South Carolina primary, the Texas senator offered his ideas for expanding the size of the military, in...
  • Marine Allegedly Assaulted At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?'

    02/16/2016 5:49:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 137 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 02/15/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?' Steve Birr 02/15/2016 A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, "do you believe black lives matter?" Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him. Christopher Marquez, a veteran of Iraq and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor, said he was dining at a McDonald's in northwest D.C. when a group of black teenagers came up to him and allegedly began harassing him about the...
  • Veterans - Cruz, Trump, and Keeping Faith

    02/15/2016 4:19:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Robert Charles
    So, you are a veteran, you served well and honorably, you love your country, and you believe in protecting her. You want America to stay strong, get stronger, be worthy of all those who have gone before - and what they have given. The whole political cycle, this time around, is gut-wrenching. Who do you vote for? Let's assume, like me, you are not a one issue voter. You are a person of faith too, with a healthy respect for history. You respect leadership qualities, including decisiveness, a commitment made and kept, humility and honor, decency, strength and smarts -...
  • ( February 1, 2016 ) Veterans Give Trump Reality Check on Roadside Bombs

    02/15/2016 10:12:06 PM PST · by agrarianlady · 55 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Sarah Rumpf
    "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, but his comments at his last rally before the Iowa caucuses begin has shocked and offended many combat veterans. At the event in Cedar Rapids, Trump described for the crowd a conversation he had had with a young man who had served two tours of duty in the Middle East, according to a report from Buzzfeed. This veteran told Trump that the "enemy" had stolen a lot of American military equipment, including armor-plated Humvees. What Trump said next set Twitter ablaze: Trump claimed that the armor on these vehicles was...
  • Sanders stretched truth on VA record during debate, some vets say

    02/12/2016 7:32:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2015 | Drew Griffin and Curt Devine
    (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders touted his record on veterans' issues during Tuesday's debate, citing his position as the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs when Congress provided billions of extra dollars to boost healthcare for veterans last year. "We went further in than any time in recent history in improving health care to the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line to defend us," Sanders said Tuesday, referring to $15 billion given to the Department of Veterans Affairs to decrease wait times and reform the troubled agency. Yet some veterans groups and...
  • On health care, Bernie betrayed vets to protect unions

    02/12/2016 7:27:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/9/2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the honesty problem. But on at least one important issue, Bernie Sanders isn't shooting straight. Sanders falsely claims he's been leading the fight to save veterans from the corruption and deadly medical care delays at the Veterans Affairs Department - a message intended to resonate with New Hampshire's large vet population. The truth is, as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sanders sabotaged VA reform. Sanders' allegiance is to public-sector unions, and to serve them, he betrayed vets. You wouldn't know that from his campaign-trail boasts. The next...
  • FReeper Canteen - Valentines For Our Troops - 13 Feb 2016

    02/12/2016 5:57:42 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 379 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen Cupids
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