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  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • A retired Air Force captain says Pentagon covered up real cause of deadly chopper crash

    04/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Circa ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sarah A. Carter
    A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration. The mission August 6, 2011: Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew were working the dark morning hours aboard an AC-130 gunship after being summoned to a mission she...
  • Trump has kept another promise!

    04/19/2017 9:53:10 PM PDT · by TrumpScoreCard · 12 replies
    "4/19/17: President Trump took one of his first steps to address chronic problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs by signing a bill that extends services for veterans to go outside the VA medical system for care...."
  • President Trump Signs S. 544 the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act

    04/19/2017 2:24:49 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2017 | Staff
    (Great video of President Trump signing the long awaited veterans choice extension act. As noted in the Video, more to come next Thursday).
  • Announcement: FReeper Criminal Number 18F, Kevin O'Brian has passed away. [AKA Hognose}

    04/19/2017 2:29:53 AM PDT · by archy · 41 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | 18 April 2017 | Brenden O'Brien
    per the WeaponsMan Blog: I’m sorry to have to tell you all that my brother Kevin O’Brien, host of this blog, passed away peacefully this morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Let me start with some housekeeping. First, the email address hognosecommunity@comcast.net remains active and you may get more and better updates there. I say this because frankly I’m having trouble posting here. I don’t know Kevin’s WordPress password and I’m afraid that if I restart his computer, I will not be able to post any more because the password will not autofill. Therefore I can’t guarantee I...
  • Investigative Journalist...: ‘Where’s My FBI File and Why Withhold it?...

    04/18/2017 6:27:39 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 9 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Apr 17th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    (Gateway Pundit) – Investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson was one of the many people targeted by the Obama administration for surveillance. Her personal computer and CBS laptop were hacked after she began filing stories about Benghazi that were unflattering to the Obama administration. Attkisson wrote a New York Times bestseller documenting this called ‘Stonewalled’.
  • Trump to sign bill extending veterans' health care program

    04/17/2017 2:23:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | April 17, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump will sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. The extension will provide stopgap services while Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin develops a longer-term plan to allow veterans to more easily go outside the VA medical system for care. Under the bill, the VA will be allowed to operate its Choice program until the funding runs out....
  • Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

    04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 149 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Lorie Johnson
    It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim. His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again. Valerie spent a...
  • Antifa Thug Insults US Veteran in Wheelchair – Calls him ‘Anti-American’

    04/16/2017 6:29:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    Supporters of President Trump held a rally today in Berkeley, California. Hundreds of far left Antifa thugs turned out to disrupt the protest and beat heads. The police were no where in sight. One Antifa thug insulted a wounded veteran in a wheelchair. The leftist called the veteran “un-American.” https://twitter.com/huitz_warrior/status/853433506390654976
  • Book Review: The Confederate Soldiers of Rockbridge County, Virginia: A Roster

    04/15/2017 6:13:31 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 10 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 4 April 2017 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    The drive to Brownsburg, Virginia from my home is always a pleasant one. Driving south on Route 252 through the rolling hills and farmland of Augusta and Rockbridge Counties is like taking a trip back in time. Much of the landscape appears as it did 150 years ago. It is simply beautiful. But my most recent trip had an added benefit: I was headed to the home of Robert (Bob) J. Driver, Jr. to chat with him about his most recent book: The Confederate Soldiers of Rockbridge County, Virginia: A Roster . Driver’s circa 1795 home in the quaint village...
  • Good News: VA Now Tracking Wait Times, Firing Bad Employees

    04/13/2017 1:07:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 13, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Veterans will now have the opportunity to check wait times at the 1,700 Veterans Affairs facilities across the country. ... The new website is a must for the VA. The unforgivably long wait times at too many VA centers has plagued the agency and placed veterans in danger. At a Phoenix facility, veterans had to wait for care an average of 115 days. The VA is also taking concrete steps of draining the swamp of bad employees. Under current law, some clinics' hands are tied over VA employees who engage in nefarious behavior. For instance, an employee in Houston who...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • Invaders Break in Marine Vet's Home - One of Them is Dead, the Other in the Hospital

    04/03/2017 11:57:14 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 24 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-03-2017 | Tim Brown
    A Marine veteran in Salt Lake City had his door kicked in just after 3am and two men dressed in black entered his apartment.  One of them didn't make it out because he was shot dead. Marine veteran Brian Sant lived in the apartment that two men broke into during the early morning hours on Thursday.  He had just finished working a late shift and was still awake in his living room and his 29-year-old son had gone to bed, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.  Another unnamed adult was also inside the apartment at the time. Puleaga Danny Tupu,...
  • Chao: Trump Infrastructure Plan Could Target Broadband, Veterans Hospitals

    03/30/2017 6:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 30, 2017 | Andrew Soergel, Economy Reporter
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao quashed rumors Wednesday night that President Donald Trump's administration and GOP lawmakers would wait to unveil a plan for infrastructure revitalization until 2018. Though it still might take that long to get legislation through Capitol Hill, Chao announced at a department event in Washington that a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal would be unveiled by the end of the year. She teased a "strategic, targeted program of investment valued at $1 trillion over 10 years," according to Reuters. "The proposal will cover more than transportation infrastructure. It will include energy, water and potentially broadband and veterans...
  • President Trump Signs Vietnam War Veterans Day Act; Honor Nam Vets By Flying Flag

    03/29/2017 9:39:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/17 | Taylor
    President Trump signed in to law on Tuesday an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, according to a White House statement. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The bill passed the Senate last month and cleared the House last week. The Three Soldiers Statue, part of the Vietnam Veterans...
  • A Prayer as America's Real Heroes Gather Round Trump in the Oval Office

    03/25/2017 11:36:24 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/25,2017 | Pocono Pundit
    Lord, May this gathering of America's greatest living War Heroes strengthen our Nation. Permit the image of this gathering of brave and self-less Americans to spread across our Precious Land. May it prove that America's Great Patriots are united behind our President's Holy Mission. Fuse Together the Mighty Hearts and Character of All these Heroes to Fortify our President. And Lord, please also protect President Trump, his Family, and his Great Cabinet. Shield them all from attacks by Terrorists, Obama's devils, the DeepState, and the honour-less Fake New media. And Give them the Strength of Intellect and Speech to defeat...
  • House Passes Bill to Roll Back Obama-Era VA Gun Regulations

    03/24/2017 7:42:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans could regain gun rights The House of Representatives passed a bill last Thursday to amend the process used to determine whether a veteran receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration should be denied their gun rights. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would change the process the VA uses to determine which of its beneficiaries are mentally incompetent in a way that disqualifies them from owning firearms. The bill would require a finding by a judge or other judicial authority that the veteran is a danger to himself or others before stripping his gun rights. The...
  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire More U.S. Military Veterans

    03/22/2017 4:25:56 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/22 | Julie Jargon
    Starbucks Corp. plans to hire more U.S. military veterans and their spouses after facing backlash over its promise to hire refugees. Presiding over his last annual shareholders meeting as chief executive on Wednesday, Howard Schultz said Starbucks will hire 15,000 veterans and their spouses by 2025, on top of more than 10,000 hired since a pledge he made four years ago. The new drive comes after some customers threatened to boycott Starbucks for its January pledge to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years. The coffee giant made the commitment following President Donald Trump’s first executive order, banning...
  • Millions of veterans could be ineligible to receive tax credits under Republican healthcare plan

    03/22/2017 8:08:01 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 50 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/22/17 | wegmann
    In the struggle to overhaul Obamacare, House Republicans appear to have made a costly overcorrection. Due to a technical change in the current draft of the bill, millions of veterans may be ineligible to receive tax credits. Late Monday night, leadership staff released a 22-page technical amendment to the bill in order to make it compliant with Senate reconciliation rules. In their haste, they introduced language that could keep as many as 7 million veterans from participating in the GOP healthcare plan.
  • 257,000 Veterans May Get Their Guns Back Real Soon!

    03/15/2017 2:46:13 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 29 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-15-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives will consider a bill that will restore the rights of over quarter of our nation's veterans to keep and bear arms that were illegally infringed upon during the Obama administration.HR 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, will head to the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.  This bill seeks to "amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes." The text of the bill states: SEC. 2. CONDITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS AS ADJUDICATED MENTALLY...