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  • Pentagon bashes New York Times over 'white supremacy' editorial

    05/25/2020 1:09:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Top Pentagon officials late Sunday blasted The New York Times for a Memorial Day weekend editorial that criticized the military for naming bases after Confederate generals. The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” ran in Sunday’s print edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.” The editorial singled out Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and other installations
  • Democrats Have An Unusual Way Of Honoring Military Veterans

    05/25/2020 8:09:33 AM PDT · by Richard William I · 7 replies
    richardwilliamz.blogspot.com/ ^ | 05/25/2020 | Richard Williamz
             Democrats Have An Unusual Way Of Honoring Military Veterans
  • This Memorial Day, Reach Out To Isolated Veterans

    05/25/2020 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Beth Bailey
    As our country struggles forward against economic recession and pandemic, we will look to the heroes of our past and present to show us the way forward. During Memorial Day, calls to suicide hotlines reportedly “surge” from veterans who find themselves overcome with war-time memories, or riddled with survivors’ guilt as they think of their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. This year, there is increased likelihood that some veterans will experience acute struggles on Memorial Day due to isolation, and constraints on cemetery visitations and social gatherings resulting from the coronavirus response.On Memorial Day, Americans are called to reflect...
  • NC veterans make video for those who can't receive military funeral honor guard during coronavirus

    05/23/2020 11:50:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 2020 | Nick Givas
    A group of military veterans out of Mount Airy, N.C., made a video to bestow a funeral honor guard upon departed service members who are unable to receive one due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The effort was led by Rob Luffman, whose late father Bobby Luffman served in the Air Force. He said he saw a friend share a Facebook post asking for someone to play taps at her dad's funeral several weeks ago. The woman's father had served three tours in Vietnam. "That was the first time it occurred to me that veterans were not getting honors ceremonies...
  • More than 1,300 Veterans Given Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    05/23/2020 9:10:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Military.com via Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Patricia Kime
    Roughly 1,300 patients at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have received hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 since late March, according to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, this week, Wilkie said that, between Feb. 1 and April 23, the VA purchased more than 6.3 million tablets of the antimalarial drug, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late March on an emergency use basis to treat the novel coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine is normally used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and the VA dispenses roughly 1 million pills of it...
  • THIS IS ON WHITMER! Black Man Seen Beating Elderly Senior Was A COVID-19 ‘Patient’ With Mental Disorders That Was Sent In Nursing Home By Mistake

    05/23/2020 4:34:06 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 30 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.23.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    The video of a 20-year-old brutally beating an elderly patient at a Detroit nursing home has gotten national attention – and even the President has weighed in. President Donald Trump tweeted in disbelief after disturbing videos surfaced appearing to show a black man beating white elderly patients to a pulp at a Michigan nursing home. ‘Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?’ the president tweeted later that same evening. The violent video is incredibly difficult to watch for most – including the father of the younger...
  • Remarks by President Trump at Rolling to Remember Ceremony: Honoring our Nation’s Veterans and POW/MIA

    05/22/2020 1:14:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 22, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Blue Room Balcony11:46 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:   Thank you very much.  And we really — you’re my friends and you’ve been supporting me right from the beginning.  I appreciate that you’re here.  And we’re here for you.  And I told you, when you want to come back with your 600,000, we’re ready to take you.  But you’re going to give us a little display on those beautiful bikes.  And you’re going to be — I’ve never seen anyone do that actually.  You must have special privileges.  I’ve never seen anybody ride through here.But I want to welcome you, and I...
  • VA Says it Won’t Stop Use of Unproven Malaria Drug, Hydroxychloroquine on Vets with Covid-19 for Now

    05/16/2020 7:04:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | 05/15/2020 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing criticism, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients are now taking it. In responses provided to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the VA said it never “encouraged or discouraged” its government-run hospitals to use hydroxychloroquine on patients even as President Donald Trump heavily promoted the drug for months without scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Still, it acknowledged that VA Secretary Robert Wilkie had wrongly asserted publicly without evidence that the drug had...
  • WATCH: Veterans Walk One Mile a Day to Raise Money for Families in Need

    05/15/2020 7:37:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/14/2020 | Amy Furr
    A group of U.S. Navy veterans in Kansas City, Missouri, are stepping out to raise money for families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. When 85-year-old Ernie Martel heard recently that Della Lamb Community Services needed help supporting community members during the health crisis, he called up several of his friends, according to KCTV. Together, Martel, 99-year-old Harold Gosseen, and 78-year-old Don Varney pledged to walk one mile a day to raise money for the organization. “We just want to give back, we’ve been blessed all these years,” said Martel.
  • Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day due to coronavirus

    05/13/2020 10:14:09 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | Eric Shawn
    A longtime Memorial Day weekend tradition to honor veterans is now canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are persisting calls to bring it back. For decades, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other groups have devoted part of the holiday to place small American flags at the graves of veterans and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice as a way to honor our country's war heroes. Yet this year the Department of Veteran's Affairs has prohibited public events at the sites because of COVID-19. The Boy Scouts and other groups have been barred from carrying out the...
  • Gunman dead after shooting at Delaware veterans cemetery leaves elderly couple dead

    05/10/2020 9:27:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    A man wanted for shooting an elderly couple at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery was found dead after exchanging gunfire with police. The couple, from Elkton, Md., was shot Friday morning after going to the cemetery in Bear. The woman, 85, died at the scene, according to Delaware State Police. Her husband, 86, died Saturday at a hospital. Their names had not been released as of Sunday. Police said the suspect, Sheldon Francis, 29, of Middletown, Del., was spotted about an hour after the shooting running into a wooded area near the cemetery.
  • Gunman dead after shooting at Delaware veterans cemetery leaves elderly couple dead

    05/10/2020 9:45:51 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    A man wanted for shooting an elderly couple at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery was found dead after exchanging gunfire with police. The couple, from Elkton, Md., was shot Friday morning after going to the cemetery in Bear. The woman, 85, died at the scene, according to Delaware State Police. Her husband, 86, died Saturday at a hospital. Their names had not been released as of Sunday. Police said the suspect, Sheldon Francis, 29, of Middletown, Del., was spotted about an hour after the shooting running into a wooded area near the cemetery.
  • Trump Wants Chinese Parts Out of American Weapons [more in comment]

    05/08/2020 3:39:47 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Defenseone.com ^ | October 4, 2018 | Marcus Weisgerber
    U.S. reliance on China is one of many areas discussed in a 146-page report about the health of the defense industrial base... The report says China is the only producer of various chemicals needed in missiles and bombs, Japan and European nations are the only suppliers of certain carbon fibers used in missiles, satellites, and space rockets; Germany is the prime supplier of special vacuum tubes for night vision goggles, it says... China is mentioned 232 times in the report, which has been been in the works for more than a year by a handful of government agencies. Much of...
  • Nurse Alarms About The Alleged Abuse and Malpractice of Elderly NYC COVID Victims: “Patients left to rot and die” “Never seen so much neglect” “No one cares” “Murder”

    04/27/2020 11:32:06 AM PDT · by USA Conservative
    Conservative US ^ | 04.27.2020 | Natalie D.
    Anticipating a rather controversial response to this message – Original Here – the alert has been copied to retain distribution. The EAM is provided by a nurse practitioner to notify a larger audience. The video was posted by a nurse practitioner Sara P. The woman discusses the nightmare situation at New York City hospitals battling the coronavirus. According to the video: “Patients left to rot and die” “Never seen so much neglect” “No one cares” “The blind leading the blind” “Murder” “Nightmare” “Out of a horror movie” “I don’t want to be a part of this” The video was first...
  • If You Want A Lesson In Bravery, Don’t Look To Brian Stelter

    04/23/2020 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 23, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Instead of respecting and worshiping fragility, anxiety, and vulnerability, it is time to reconsider stoicism and fortitude. In the last week, a 99-year-old World War II veteran from Yorkshire, England, raised more than 31 million British pounds for the National Health Service by walking around his yard in a challenge that then went viral. He is a member of a certain generation regularly taught that when the bugle calls, one should rally around the tattered banner regardless of who is leading the nation to battle.This sentiment was once ingrained in the bloodstream of every civic-minded individual all over the world:...
  • It Took COVID-19 for LA VA That Illegally Rents Its Grounds to House Homeless Vets in Tents

    04/16/2020 10:05:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 16, 2020 | JW Staff
    It took a global pandemic for the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs to offer a few vets temporary housing on a sprawling parcel deeded to the federal government over a century ago for the specific purpose of caring for disabled military veterans. Thousands of veterans have long lived on the streets surrounding the lush facility in West L.A., yet the VA has been derelict in its duty to help them. With the COVID-19 crisis deeply impacting the region’s vast homeless population, the VA finally erected several small tents in the parking lot of its healthcare system campus to accommodate a couple...
  • Memorandum on Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85-804 [Veterans Affairs]

    04/12/2020 11:01:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | April 10, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRSSUBJECT:       Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85-804By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:Section 1.  On March 13, 2020, I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (“the virus”), poses to the Nation’s healthcare systems.  I also determined on the same day that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes an emergency, of nationwide scope, pursuant to section 501(b)...
  • Old Glory

    04/12/2020 1:31:04 PM PDT · by Taxman · 12 replies
    Email FRom a FRiend ^ | 04/12/20 | Evangelo Morris
    Link to an awesome, patriotic tribute to our Flag, Old Glory. https://raulrubiera.smugmug.com/RaulRubieraPhotography/RRP-Final-Images/2020/Evangelo-Morris-Old-Glory/i-ScD3RGW/A
  • Consistency Is Key to Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic

    04/03/2020 10:28:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2020 | Anthony Principi
    The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has thrust this great nation into a tenuous time of hardship. Nevertheless, we will overcome this challenge through perseverance, teamwork, and American ingenuity. Healthcare professionals are working day and night to care for those infected, while biopharmaceutical industry scientists work to develop treatments and a vaccine. Additionally, our political leaders continue to debate policy measures to ease the burden of this pandemic and aid in the development and distribution of care. While I support these efforts and understand their challenges, I am deeply troubled by recent news that the Trump Administration plans on issuing...
  • Coronavirus: Holyoke Soldiers’ Home superintendent placed on leave, at least 5 residents die from COVID-19

    03/31/2020 6:34:42 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 12 replies
    Masslive ^ | 3/31/2020 | Mass Live
    The Holyoke Soldiers’ Home superintendent has been placed on paid administrative leave after at least five — and possibly as many as 11 — veterans living there have died of COVID-19. An additional 25 residents are believed to have contracted the coronavirus.